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Hearing for PSTA referendum setCounty hashes out ballot language to change transporation funding Largo dance group takes top scoreLargos Dance Central took top honors for highest overall score for a junior dance group at the recent Dancemaker Regional Competition in Daytona Beach November 15-17. The dancers, ages 8 to 11 years old, performed Take Off With Us from Bob Fosses All That Jazz, qualifying for nationals in June. ... Page 3A.LARGO Dolphins wild rideAn unforgettable brightness recently pierced a thickly overcast day the way Christmas lights infuse a dusky snowfall with cheer. And, as dolphins do so well, their bright escapade raised questions about what actually goes on at sea. ... Page 16A.OUTDOORS COUNTY2014 legislative program adoptedTop of the legislative program is unfunded mandates that negatively impact local government budgets and control. Unfunded mandates by the state are usually imposed without discussion or consensus from local governments about the impacts they might have on available resources. ... Page 5A.COMMUNITY Share the SpiritThe holiday spirit burns bright in Tampa Bay. Share the Spirit serves as a clearinghouse of information received from businesses, churches and organizations who are working to make the holidays a good time for all. ... Page 13A.Unemployment continues to fall Pinellas Countys rate dropped to 6.2 percent in October ... Page 7A. Also, the Chinese Golden Acrobats come to Largo Cultural Center Dec. 1 ... Page 1B.Disneys animated film Frozen hits theaters this week Volume XXXVI,No. 19 November 28, 2013 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorney and Specialist Ref erralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com032113 110713 Exp. 12-15-13 Exp. 12-15-13Exp. 12-15-13Exp. 12-15-13SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25BROW TINT & WAX 1925% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 12/15/13103113 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 12/15/13Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 12/15/13FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 12/15/13SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Largo dancers perform in Thanksgiving paradePhotos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, the Tutterow dancers performing in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade this year are, front row, from left, Brielle Kennedy, 15, of Largo; Emily Paul, 14, Clearwater; Emily Schulz, 15, of Largo and Shannon Flaharty, 14, of Belleair; back row: Katie Verrastro, 18, of Largo; Landon McFee, 16, of Largo; Madison Aho, 14, of Seminole and Amanda Vaughan, 16, of Seminole. At left, from left, Landon, Emily and Shannon perform the number they will be dancing in New York City from their home dance studio in Largo Community Center Nov. 20. Photo by BRAD RICHARDSONOn to the semifinalsIndian Rocks Christian sophomore running back Theo Anderson (4) shoots past First Baptist Academy defenders Nick Ariztizabal (43) and Zach Williams (36) for a third-quarter touchdown in the Nov. 22 home game against Naples First Baptist Academy. The Golden Eagles rolled to a 28-14 victory in the Class 2A regional finals game, advancing their win streak to nine games. IRCS hosts Hialeah Champagnat Catholic Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., in the state semifinals. The game marks the first time the Golden Eagles have advanced to the state semifinals. See page 14A.Mother, daughter win Hunger Games sweepstakes in NYC Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE MCGOWANBrianna McGowan of Largo poses with Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson on the set of LIVE with Kelly and Michael. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Brianna McGowan was smiling but played it cool as she walked to the front of the set for LIVE with Kelly and Michael and had her picture taken with Hunger Games heartthrob Josh Hutcherson Nov. 19. The 12-year-old from Largo and her mother, Stephanie McGowan, knew they were flying to New York City only four days before that moment, which was captured on the shows Instagram account in a video liked by more than 1,700 people. McGowan was the winner of LIVEs The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Special Access Sweepstakes, which included not only the four-day trip to New York, See SWEEPSTAKES, page 4A By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The eight girls from Tutterow Dance Academy have danced in Disneyland Paris, for American troops stationed in Germany and are scheduled to dance on a cruise ship in March, but this week theyll have a chance at an undeniably iconic experience. Were dancing in the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, dancer Amanda Vaughan told the camera as she was interviewed for a local story on the ABC show The List. The academy submitted a video of the girls dancing to Spirit of American Productions, which organizes the trip and choreography for dancers around the country to participate in the 87th annual parade. The Tutterow dancers, which are based in the Largo Community Center, were selected for the trip. We have really good stage presence, Vaughan explained. Our technique is really solid.Vaughan, 16, of Seminole will be joined by her fellow dancers including: Brielle Kennedy, 15, of Largo; Emily Paul, 14, of Clearwater; Emily Schulz, 15, of Largo; Shannon Flaharty, 14, of Belleair; Katie Verrastro, 18, of Largo; Landon McFee, 16, of Largo and Madison Aho, 14, of Seminole. Tutterow director Debbie Kennedy said she was excited to offer the experience to her students because it is so iconic. These kids will be watching it one day with their children or grandchildren and be able to say, I was in that! I danced in that parade, she said. Seven of the eight girls will be dancing in the same group, though Aho was selected for the second group. We think its because shes so tall, Kennedy said. Along with the parade experience itself, the trip includes a Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise, admission to the Empire State Building and tickets to see the Broadway musical Newsies and the Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. For five of the eight of them, it will be their very first trip to New York City. What a way to experience it, Kennedy said. The girls have been fundraising to afford the trip since finding out they were accepted in April. The routine itself took only a weekend to learn, they said, but the trip will include more rehearsals and more dance numbers. Were excited. I mean, Ive never seen snow, and See PARADE, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER What should come first the levy of the tax or the purpose for the levy? Pinellas County Commissioners spent a portion of their Nov. 19 meeting working on the ballot language for a Nov. 4, 2014 referendum. The countys legal team and attorney for Pinellas County Transit Authority have been negotiating for weeks on how best to ask voters to approve a change in the funding source for transportation needs. Plans call for changing the funding method from an ad valorem tax to a 1 percent sales surtax. The additional money would be used to improve the countys transportation system, including the addition of rail service. County Attorney Jim Bennett prefers ballot language based on what has been used in the past for Penny for Pinellas referendums. PSTA prefers language closer to what has been used in Hillsborough County. The ballot title, which is restricted by state statute to 16 words, is close in both versions. The countys states, Levy of one-percent sales surtax to fund Greenlight Pinellas Plan for countywide-public transit. PSTAs reads, Levy of countywide one-percent sales surtax to fund Greenlight Pinellas Plan for public transit. The words as well as the order of words between the two versions differs more in the summary, which also must adhere to a state-set 36-word count. The countys preferred wording is Shall Pinellas County levy a countywide one-percent sales tax from Jan. 1, 2016, until repealed or reduced by county ordinance to plan, develop, construct, operate, maintain and finance public transit countywide with regional connections, including expanded bus service, bus rapid See REFERENDUM, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .7-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . .13A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-6A Crime report . . . . . . . . .6A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .15A Health . . . . . . . . . . .12A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .16A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .14A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .10A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSTom GermondStores sign makes the stop worthwhile. Page 10A.

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The dancers, ages 8 to 11 years old, performed Take Off With Us from Bob Fosses All That Jazz, qualifying for nationals in June. Kelley King, owner of Dance Central in Largo, choreographed the routine. Dance Central also brought home two first-place and two second-place trophies from the competition. Children can accomplish anything as long as they have proper training and fundamentals, King stated in a press release about the awards. After working nationally as a choreographer as well as touring in Broadway shows, King came home to Seminole to start her own studio. She started Dance Central in 2011, taking over the former Company B Ballet studio. Im really excited about the talent potential that I see in Pinellas, she said. Im very blessed to be working with so many talented and passionate kids. The Seminole High School alumna also choreographs for the high school. Shes readying their drama department for their upcoming district competitions and this years musical production of Annie, Get Your Gun. Photo courtesy of KELLEY KINGA group from Largos Dance Central took top honors at the Dancemaker Regional Competition in Daytona Beach November 1517, including, from left to right, front row: Debbie Henrion, Chloee Visnage and Jennifer Henry; back row: Marie Gladyszak, Gabrielle Bahr, Shelby Winkler, Alexis Benz and Tyler Kaufman. Not pictured with the group is Sofia Mendoza. Photo courtesy of RONALD KAUFMANN JR.Three generations of Kaufmanns took a plunge at Busch Gardens Nov. 5, fulfilling the wish of Ronald Kaufmann Sr. of Largo, pictured in the back, who turned 95 Oct. 25 and requested to ride the Stanley Falls Flume for his birthday. Pictured with him are his son, Ronald Kaufmann Jr., in the front, and his granddaughter, Tracy Smith.A 95-year-olds wishRoyal Palms, 300 Lake Ave., in Largo. Lunch is $12. Bring a pre-wrapped gift valued between $5 and $10 for the gift exchange. The party will include a program and entertainment. Meet some new friends and neighbors and have a good time. The club meets first Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palms. Lunch is $8. Call Alice 581-3137 or Ellen 584-8314. CorrectionDue to incorrect information received, the Largo Leader misspelled the name of the first-place winner of the Largo Lions Clubs Peace Poster Contest Nov. 21. The winner was Elizabeth Babb. Fundraiser Nov. 30 to benefit typhoon victimsLARGO New Life International Church and 4Ever40 Sisterhood Association joins together to host Hope for The Philippines fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church, 1000 110th Ave. N. in Largo. The event will feature live music from Tampa Bay area bands, starting at noon; a car wash and yard sale, which both will start at 9 a.m. 4Ever40Sisterhood board officer Connie Solano decided to partner with the church to host the event after she heard that typhoon had damaged the Haiyan-Yolanda area, a place that she once called home. After the typhoon hit, I called my family, and my heart not only went to my family but for the entire island which consist of four townships, Solano said. The entire island is in need of food, shelter, and medical supplies. For more information, contact Connie Salano 813-335-0927 or conniebsolano@gmail.com. Lights in the Gardens openLARGO The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundations Holiday Lights in the Gardens will be open from Friday, Nov. 29, to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stroll through this years display of more than 750,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. A donation of $2 per person (13 years and older) is recommended. Events scheduled during the Holiday Lights include a Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation gift and plant sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a dog parade on Sunday, Dec. 29, starting at 1 p.m. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens remain open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day, with free admission during daylight hours. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100.Womens club hosts Christmas partyLARGO The Largo Womans Club members invite local woman to their annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m., at the Around townChristmas parade held in LargoLARGO The third annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., through Largos Old Northwest neighborhood. Last year, more than 2,000 people came out to watch more than 60 floats in the parade. The Largo High School marching band will participate this year. Participation in the parade is $50 per decorated float. All proceeds go to the Suncoast Voices for Children Foundation. Sponsorship costs $250 and includes a business logo on the parade banner at the front of the parade. The parade is scheduled before the Holiday Stroll in Largo Central Park. For more information and to register, visit discoverlargo.com.Ulmer Park festival heldLARGO The Ulmer Park Market and Community Festival will be held second Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 301 W. Bay Drive The community festival, organized by the Downtown Largo Merchants Association, will feature live music, food trucks, gourmet coffee, arts and crafts, games, face painting and raffle prizes. Join the community and support local businesses. Vendor booths are available as well as sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Youth Fire Explorers in honor of Fire Safety Month. For information, call Tanya Pistillo at 465-8558.

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Chief speaks to Kiwanis4A Largo Leader, November 28, 2013transit and future passenger rail service? PSTAs version says, Shall the improvement, operation, maintenance and financing of public transit benefitting Pinellas County, including an expanded bus system with bus rapid transit, increased frequency and extended hours, local passenger rail and regional connections be funded by levying a one-percent sales surtax from Jan. 1, 2016, until repealed, with the proceeds initially deposited in a dedicated trust fund? The county prefers adding the words the 1 percent sales tax after the yes or no choice so voters are clear on the meaning. PSTA had no problem making that change. Commission Karen Seel requested that PSTA add the word build or construct to PSTA language, which was agreeable. PSTAs attorney Alan Zimmet objected to the countys section that says until repealed or reduced by ordinance, because it poses a risk and could cause problems with the ability to secure bonds for transportation projects. PSTA prefers that no method for repeal be specified and prefers that any changes in the future be by referendum. An ordinance that accompanies the ballot language also referred to the ability to repeal or reduce the tax by ordinance. PSTA is pursuing removal of the taxing authority for ad valorem in favor of sales tax, but thats a risk if the sales tax can be reduced or repealed by a county ordinance, he said. Zimmet also said it was PSTAs opinion that by state statute, the ballot language had to include with the proceeds initially deposited in a dedicated trust fund, which will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. The commission agreed to both changes for the ballot language and the accompanying ordinance. Commissioner Norm Roche pointed out that the final ballot language did not have to be decided until August 2014 to make the deadline by the Supervisor of Elections. He presented his own proposed ballot language. Roches version removes Greenlight Pinellas Plan and replaces it with transit plan. He prefers using 1 cent instead of 1 percent for the levy and including words that make it clear that it is another penny added to the existing 7-cent sales tax. He also wants to tie the levy of the sales tax to the repeal of the ad valorem tax. He proposes a levy of a half cent until federal grant money is secured for future projects and then increasing the levy to 1 cent. Roche says that the county commission is the liable taxing authority and should approve bonds instead of the PSTA. An overriding concern is there is no plan B, he said. Welch said he disagreed with Roches approach. He pointed out that a plan B did exist, a draconian plan B. In the end, the commission voted, 5-1, to accept PSTAs ballot language with the addition of the word construct and the explanation after the yes and no. Roche voted no. Commissioner John Morroni was out sick. Its an honor and a pleasure to be involved in this, Latvala said after the vote. This is a legacy issue for our county. Its really exciting. Commissioner Janet Long agreed. Im so proud to be sitting here today, to be moving this forward on behalf of our citizens, she said. The county will hear what citizens think during a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., in the fifth floor assembly room of the Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court St. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org. its supposed to be cold, Vaughan said. I think were all a little nervous, but I think our excitement outweighs our nerves. One of the girls, 14-year-old Shannon Flaharty, was literally speechless as the girls chatted among them-selves, teasing Vaughan for heradvanced on-screen diction that included excitement to see city in its entirety. Even after the girls had raised money for the trip, they were concerned that Flaharty wouldnt be able to go. Earlier in the month, she blacked out and fell on her face, breaking her jaw in three places. As a result, her jaw was wired shut, forcing her on a liquid diet. We didnt know if she would be able to make the trip, so were really excited, Kennedy said. We think shes very fortunate. The girls, all in Tutterows senior A or senior B class, have all been dancing for at least eight years, some more than a dozen. Were like adopted sisters, Aho said of the group. Kennedy had a group of seven dancers participate in the Macys parade five years ago. She said that while the girls do enter some competitions, she emphasizes unique opportunities. For example, in March, Tutterow dancers will perform on Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas. I just think competition is a great thing, a great learning tool But our kids get so many different performance opportunities and dance for the community and do things that they would have no other way of doing, Kennedy said. How many get to say they get to dance on the worlds largest cruise ship? And, after getting up before 5 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the girls will begin their parade experience, dancing in front of thousands on the streets of New York City and millions watching from their televisions at home an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. Visit tutterowdancers.com.but an advanced screening of the movie Nov. 18 and three days worth of VIP seating in the audience while the hosts interviewed the movies stars. The best part about it was honestly being able to spend that kind of time in the city with my daughter at something she loved, McGowan said. I cant say enough about that. Just the time one-on-one with my daughter was amazing. McGowan, who works as a local substitute teacher, entered the contest on a whim, she said. The contest was only open for about a week starting Nov. 7. McGowan was in a car line, killing time on her phone as she waited to pick up Brianna and her 10-year-old sister, Brooke, from their schools. As a longtime fan of LIVE, she followed the shows Facebook page, and the contest showed up on her news feed. I (thought), Oh my gosh, my daughter would absolutely die. Oh, Ill enter, not thinking that people really win these things, McGowan said. I had completely forgotten that I entered until I got this call on Friday. Brianna had no idea the treat she was in for. She had read all three books in the Hunger Games series as they came out and insisted on having the hardback copies, her mother said. She recently had re-read Catching Fire, the second book in the series, in anticipation of the movie, which opened only Nov. 22. I entered solely on her behalf, her mother said, admitting that she hadnt read the books herself. McGowan said she saw how the fantasy books were a part of the culture of her daughters age group. And she thought the cliffhanger at the end of Catching Fire played a big part in keeping young audiences intrigued. Having seen the movie, now I get it thats why you want to see the next one, she said. Maybe I should just read the book. The trip was Briannas first to New York City. She and her mother hit several highlights: Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, China Town and Little Italy. The experience of absorbing the culture of the big city was worth missing a bit of school, McGowan said. At Briannas request, they even went to Hoboken, N.J. to visit the Carlos Bakery, the setting of the reality TV show Cake Boss. McGowan has been a fan of LIVE even before Kelly Ripa became its host. She was glad to discover that Ripa was just hilarious and real in person as on screen, she said, adding that watching her longtime show from the audience would change the viewing experience from home. Just to know that you were there and to think where you sat and what you saw and how it all works, even down to them recording promos after the show to be able to see all that was really cool, she said. McGowan said her daughter didnt freak out when she got a chance to snap a picture with Hutcherson, but gushed a bit after the experience. She was kind of overwhelmed by the whole thing, and was like, What is happening? McGowan said. (It was) just so much fun for her. The entire trip will be an absolutely amazing experience both mother and daughter will remember for years to come, she said. To see the video of Briannas celebrity photo, visit instagram .com/p/g6lAM_uLfM.Photos courtesy of STEPHANIE MCGOWANLeft, Stephanie McGowan, right, and 12-year old Brianna snap a picture from the audience of the LIVE with Kelly and Michael. The Largo mother and daughter won LIVEs The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Special Access Sweepstakes, earning them a trip to New York City, an advance screening of the movie and a weeks worth of tickets to watch the show hosts interview Hunger Games stars. Right, the McGowans pose with show hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa. SWEEPSTAKES, from page 1A Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESThe Tutterow dancers, from left, Brielle Kennedy, Katie Verrastro, Madison Aho, Emily Schulz, Amanda Vaughan, Landon McFee, Shannon Flaharty and Emily Paul, practice the number they will dance in New York City as part of the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. PARADE, from page 1AAlan Zimmet Brad Miller Photo courtesy of the LARGO KIWANISLargo Kiwanis Club President Bruce Blazej presents a certificate of appreciation to Largo Police Chief Jeff Undestad, center, and Deputy Chief Brian Browne Nov. 22. LARGO Largos new Police Chief Jeff Undestad was the featured speaker at the Nov. 22 meeting of Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. Undestad, originally from Minnesota, has spent his entire career with the Largo police, rising through its ranks to his appointment as chief this year. As a former K-9 officer, he thanked the Kiwanis Club for purchasing Officer Murphy for the department, the latest of the four dogs serving with Largo police. Largo Kiwanis hosted a prayer breakfast for the Kiwanis clubs in Division 12 Nov. 27. On Nov. 30, members of the club will be joined by members of Key Club at Largo High School to ring bells for The Salvation Army outside the Largo Walmart on Missouri Avenue. The two clubs also will partner for a float in Largos Christmas parade Dec. 7, which is in part sponsored by the Largo Kiwanis. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of volunteers serving children in their local community. The Largo club meets for breakfast Fridays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at The Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE. Membership is open to anyone who wants to help make a difference in the community. For more information, call Bruce Blazej at 536-0412. City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Ce ntral Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Ce ntral Park Drive. For information about events, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.Come see the holiday lights LARGO Families can enjoy an amazing light display of over a million lights in Largo Central Park starting Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 28, to Friday, Jan. 3. Its free to stroll through the park and see the dazzling displays of trains, toy bears, carolers, toy soldiers and many more. Starting Friday, Nov. 29, there will be a campfire each night to enjoy after strolling through the park. Call the Largo parks department at 586-7415 or visit LargoParks.com.The holidays come to Largo Park LARGO Celebrate the holidays with a weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original and unique items Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Largo Central Park. The weekend will include specialty food vendors, Christmas carolers and spectacular holiday lights in the park. Santa Claus will visit, so bring the kids. There will be giveaways and raffles for cash gift cards and grand prizes. Free drawings are held three times per day. Grand prizes are at end of each day. Visit loganjadepromotions.com or call 321-300-4509.Death by Chocolate returns to LargoLARGO The Rotary Club of Largo will present the 18th annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser bringing hundreds of people with a love for chocolate together in the name of charity Friday, Dec. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center. The event will feature thousands of all-you-can-eat delectable, mouth watering chocolate creations by the local restaurants that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy complimentary champagne, a silent auction and entertainment encompassed by the holiday lights illuminating Largo Central Park. Visit www.largorotary.com.Library Friends to sell gift basketsLARGO The Friends of the Largo Library will host a Holiday Gift Basket Sale from Saturday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 21, in the lobby and the library bookstore. The baskets, featuring various themes, will be on display in the library. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information, call the bookstore at 586-7392.Free holiday movie shown in the parkLARGO Gather the family, grab a blanket and catch a movie on the big screen Friday, Dec. 20. Themed activities for children will take place one hour prior to sunset and the movie will begin at dusk. On-site parking and concessions will be available. No alcohol is permitted. Upcoming movie dates are Feb. 14 and April 11. For a complete listing of movie titles, visit LargoEvents.com or call 587-6755. Create at the librarys monthly crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing of the library. Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Center presents adult talent showLARGO Watch fellow residents show off their talent and strut their stuff at the Largo Community Centers annual Adult and Senior Talent Show Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 400 Alt. Keene Road. Tickets for the show are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Holiday showcase scheduledLARGO Enjoy an afternoon of dancing and singing Largos Holiday Showcase Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The Tutterow Dancers, The Mcmillans, The Bates, The Indian Rocks Christian School Student Choir and the Strolling Carolers all will perform in the grand ballroom. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at the Largo Community Center. Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 895-9073. Bay Area Singles and Couples 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. 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. REFERENDUM, from page 1A 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 offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card.

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Nero admitted during the Nov. 19 meeting that much of the work on next years list of priority items to keep an eye on during the 2014 state legislative session had already been done when she started. However, she has already talked to as many stakeholders as possible about what they thought was most important. Pinellas County Commissioners approve a list each year of items staff and paid lobbyists are asked to monitor during the legislative session. Nero pointed out that this years program was not an exhaustive list and said other issues could evolve that might require commission action. Top of the legislative program is unfunded mandates that negatively impact local government budgets and control. Unfunded mandates by the state are usually imposed without discussion or consensus from local governments about the impacts they might have on available resources. Nero presented six priority items, including support of the State Housing Initiatives Partnership and State Apartment Incentive Loan Program. According to her report, documentary stamp tax on deeds was created specifically to fund the states affordable housing trust fund. Lawmakers continue to redirect the approximately $100 million in document stamp revenue each year to the general fund. Second on the list was support of legislation to remove unfunded mandates for certain court-related functions. Third was support for continued funding of the Pinellas County Health Department and opposition to any legislation that would remove or eliminate primary health care services from county health departments. The fourth priority was support for reforms to reduce the countys financial obligations for juvenile detention and to revise current billing structures and provide for more accountable juvenile justice services, while at the same time opposing any new cost obligations to the county. No. 5 was support for an amendment that would allow the county more discretion on how it can spend future Penny for Pinellas funds. Currently, the moneys use is restricted to capital improvements. No Penny money can be spent to maintain infrastructure. The final priority item was Medicaid expansion. The commission supports efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility, which would decrease the number of uninsured county residents. Nero presented an additional 20 general concern items and four more that she described as additional topics for discussion. Among the additional topics was beach nourishment. Commissioner Norm Roche suggested that beach nourishment be moved to No. 1 on the list as a top priority, which the commission unanimously approved. Roche was unhappy that four items he had requested were missing from the list, including increasing the medical buyback for indigent care, support for a state domestic partner registry, additional changes for Penny for Pinellas and removal of the ad valorem tax for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Commission Chair Ken Welch urged Roche to put his items in writing and bring them back to the commission for discussion and possible approval. I think at least two are very good, Commission Charlie Justice said of Roches list. Welch asked that the county develop a statement about the impact of flood insurance reform and the commission unanimously agreed. Nero concurred that it was a good idea considering the action now taking place on the state level to find solutions to the problem. We fully expect to see some activity, she said. The commission unanimously approved the legislative program with changes discussed and agreed to hear Roches items at an upcoming meeting. Commissioner Janet Long asked why the county didnt have a federal legislative program for items pertinent to Pinellas County and Tampa Bay. We used to, said Commissioner Karen Seel, who explained that budget constraints caused the commission to discontinue paying for lobbyist at the federal level. Long pointed out that there could be federal legislation pertinent to Pinellas County worthy of discussion. Welch said another reason the commission had stopped funding federal lobbyist was the personal relationship with Congressman Young. Now thats changed, he said. Young died Oct. 18, 2013, after serving Pinellas County in the House of Representatives for 42 years. A special election is scheduled on March 11, 2014 to fill the vacant position. County Administrator Bob LaSala agreed to ask staff to look at a federal legislative program. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERWendy Nero, intergovernmental relations manager, presents the 2014 State Legislative Program during the Nov. 19 Pinellas County Commission meeting.Karen Seel picked to lead commission By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commission Chair Ken Welch will relinquish his gavel Dec. 31. By unanimous vote Nov. 19, Vice-chair Karen Seel got the nod to lead the commission during the next calendar year. Commissioner Susan Latvala won the vice-chairs position, 51. Commission Norm Roche voted no. Commissioner John Morroni was absent. Roche said he was voting no on principle not because he thought Latvala was incapable of carrying out the duties of vice-chair. Seel last served as chair in 2010. Latvala served as chair in 2011. Morroni was chair in 2012. Roche was elected to the commission in 2010. Seel thanked her fellow commissioners and said she was very much looking forward to working with you next year. Welch thanked Seel for her support during his year as chair. In turn, Seel thanked Welch, especially for the job he did communicating with the public on behalf of the commission. Your emails were always on point, she said. Very nicely done.County administrators contractThe commission also voted unanimously to amend County Administrator Bob LaSalas contract. The amendment, effective Nov. 19, adds 120 hours of annual leave to LaSalas leave bank. It changes the way the administrator earns leave to match the method in place for exempt employees with 20 years of service. The change ups his annual leave from 29 days to 32 days an increase of three days. LaSala began work as the countys administrator Oct. 12, 2008. The amended contract reduces LaSalas severance pay from six months to 20 weeks of salary and benefits. According to a memo from Welch, the amended contract with the additional three days of leave will facilitate greater work/life balance and would allow for cushions for any catastrophic circumstances that might result in the county administrator needing to draw on accumulated leave. In return for the extra leave, the administrator would receive one month less in salary and benefits in his severance package. When LaSala was hired in 2008, his salary was $225,000 plus a $750 a month car allowance. His predecessor Steve Spratt, who resigned after a grand jury investigation of a land deal between the county and former property appraiser Jim Smith, made $223,476. Former county administrator Fred Marquis, who served as interim administrator while the county searched for Spratts replacement, made $200,000 a year. LaSala has prior experience with Pinellas County government, having served as chief assistant county administrator and assistant county administrator from 1979 to 1989. Foundation to host homebuyers seminarST. PETERSBURG The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part first-time homebuyers seminar on Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m., at Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N. The seminar designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate. Call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.Daisy Grant applications soughtCLEARWATER The Clearwater Community Womans Club seeks nominations for the 2014 Daisy Grants. This program began six years ago and gives grants of up to $1,000 to nonprofit organizations. The deadline to submit an application is Saturday, Feb. 15, and applications are available at www.clearwatercwc.org. An organization may not win two years in a row. The 2013 Daisy Grants went to the following organizations: Lighthouse of Pinellas, Inc.; Pinellas Education Foundation; Religious Community Services, Inc.; Kimberly House, Inc.; and Sewing Hope, Inc. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERPinellas County Commission ViceChair Karen Seel talks about the job done by Ken Welch as Commission Chair for 2013. Commissioners unanimously agreed Nov. 19 that Seel should serve as next years chair.

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Bay Life Pharmacy fills Prescriptions fast!Co-owner, John Watkins, opens the 3rd Bay Life Pharmacy in Largo Crime report Crime reportDetention deputies arrestedCLEARWATER Two Pinellas County Sheriffs Office detention deputies are facing criminal charges for felony official misconduct in connection with an altercation with an inmate Oct. 3 at the jail. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the results of an internal affairs investigation Nov. 19 that resulted in charges for Klaus Reinert, 40, and Mark Capanna, 44. Reinert, who also was charged with misdemeanor battery, had worked for the sheriffs office since 2001. Capanna worked at PCSO since May 1990. Gualtieri said the internal affairs investigation found that the deputies had falsified official jail reports after Reinert had punched an inmate without provocation. Both detention deputies ultimately resigned while under investigation. According to investigators, Reinert became engaged in a verbal altercation with inmate Casio Burton, 28, of St. Petersburg, which escalated to a physical altercation. Investigators said Casio, who was about to be transferred to the Pasco County Jail to face pending charges, had requested that Capanna provide him with information regarding his visitation list. As the inmate stood outside the control room, waiting to be transferred, he raised his hands in the air in an attempt to ask Capanna, who was inside the control room, if he had checked his visitation list. Deputy Reinert, who also was in the control room, exited and used profanity to ask the inmate what he wanted, detectives said. Following the exchange, Reinert returned to the control room. The inmate continued to try to get the attention of Capanna. Investigators said Reinert then became agitated, came out of the control room once again, and became involved in a verbal argument with the inmate that included profane remarks. The verbal argument escalated to a physical one, when Reinert punched Burton in the face. According to investigators, Burton then struck the deputy. Reinert fell to the ground. Detectives said that when Reinert stood, he continued the physical altercation with Burton. Capanna then pulled the two apart. Detectives said neither detention deputy reported the incident or documented the use of force as per policy. Detectives began investigating the matter after several inmates who witnessed the physical altercation reported it to jail staff. An Internal Affairs investigation was launched as well. Detectives said after the investigation began and the detention deputies were asked about the incident, they fabricated a report in which they stated there was no physical altercation. They said Reinert had slipped and fallen on wet floor when the inmate approached him in an aggressive manner. Detectives said Capanna later admitted that the physical altercation happened. The two turned themselves in at the Pinellas County Jail on Nov. 19.One dead after neighborhood fight LEALMAN A St. Petersburg man died after his neighbor stabbed him during an altercation about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park, 7430 46th Ave. N., in unincorporated St. Petersburg. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, a verbal argument began between Jerold Lester Jr., 55, and James Ellul, 63, escalated and became physical. At some point, Ellul grabbed a large knife and stabbed Lester multiple times in his side. Lesters girlfriend, Kimberly Bordner, 46, attempted to break up the fight and was also stabbed in the arm by Ellul. Lester was transported to a local hospital where he died. Bordner and Ellul were also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to detectives, Lester and Ellul have had an ongoing dispute over the noise coming from Lesters motorcycle being driven inside the mobile home park. Ellul was charged with murder in the second degree. Klaus Reinert Mark Capanna

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Cash sales for both townhomes/condos and single family homes decreased in September and October. This is a 3.4 percent decrease year over year for townhomes/condos and a 15.5 percent drop year over year for single family homes. The report indicates that October historically tends to see a slight increase in new pending sales for both townhomes/condos and single family homes. This year single family homes increased by a mere 14 sales from September but overall is a 19.9 decrease year over year from October 2012. Townhomes/condos increased slightly from September by 21 sales but is an overall 14.8 percent decrease year over year from October 2012. July and August saw increases in new listings for both townhomes/condos and single family homes. Both types of property saw a drop in new listings in September. The numbers from September to October have only changed by two to four sales, according to PRO. New listings for townhomes/condos have a year over year decrease of 10.1 percent and single family homes have seen a year over year change of 5.2 percent. The median sales price for townhomes/condos is down $2,500 from last month to $98,000. This is a 0 percent change year over year from October 2012. This is the lowest the median sales price has been since February of this year for townhomes/condos. The median sales price for single family homes is down $5,000 from last month and is a 16.5 percent change year over year. This is the lowest the median sales price for single family homes has been since April of this year. According to the report, closed sales by sale price for both townhomes/condos and single family show the following trends: 53.8 percent drop in townhomes/condos year over year for the $600,000 to $999,999 price range 33.3 percent drop in townhomes/condos year over year for the $1 million or more price range An increase of 39.1 percent year over year for the $250,000 to $299,000 price range for townhomes/condos 10 percent drop in single family homes priced $1 million or more An increase of 41.4 percent year over year for the $200,000 to $249,999 price range for single family homes.PRO summarizes real estate statistics transportation and utilities; 6,400 in construction; and 1,100 in manufacturing. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA also led the way in online job demand. It was first in the state in demand for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs. The report for Novembers unemployment is scheduled for release Dec. 20.VGraph courtesy of FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITYFloridas unemployment rate, shown in blue, continues at a steady downward trend, as opposed to the national rate.came in second with 29,100 new jobs and Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach was third with 18,900 new jobs. The unemployment rate for the MSA for October was 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September and 8.2 percent in October 2012. Out of a labor force of 1,346,568, the number unemployed was 86,307 in October. The county with the highest unemployment in the local MSA was Hernando at 7.8 percent. Pasco was second highest with 7.2 percent. The local MSA added more than 9,600 jobs in the education and health services industry; 9,400 jobs in professional and business services; 8,100 in trade, PRO council earns distinctionCLEARWATER The Pinellas Realtor Organizations Pinellas International Council was recently named a Gold Council for 2013 by the National Association of Realtors Global Achievement Program for the third year in a row. Among the nearly 100 global business councils operating nationwide, only 13 other Realtor associations have been named a Gold Council. Councils are evaluated in five focus areas, including communication, community outreach, membership value creation, education, and media outreach/social media. This honor was given in part by the dedication that PRO and PIC have put forth in an effort to raising members awareness of global business opportunities in the Tampa Bay area. By SUZETTE PORTERTALLAHASSEE Pinellas Countys unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in October, according to the report released Nov. 22 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Octobers rate was down from 6.5 reported in September and 8.0 in October 2012. Pinellas Countys unemployment is lower than the state rate at 6.6 percent and national rate at 7 percent. Pinellas also reported a decrease in its labor force in October, down to 448,902 from 453,116 in September and 445,237 last year. The report shows that 27,842 were unemployed, down from 29,360 last month and 35,435 in October of 2012. Compared to other counties around the state, Pinellas was in a three-way tie with Gilchrist and Hillsborough for the No. 37 position in the ranking list of 67 counties. Hendry ranked No. 1 with 12 percent unemployment and Monroe ranked No. 67 with unemployment of only 3.8 percent. Job growth continues on an upward trend throughout much of the state. October marked the 39th consecutive month of annual job growth. Floridas annual job rate has equaled or exceeded the national rate since March 2012. Job growth in October was the fastest since June 2006. Twenty of 22 metropolitan statistical areas contributed to the states job growth. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the highest over the year job creation than any metro area in the state, reporting a gain of 39,800 new jobs. The local MSA includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

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8A Business Leader, November 28, 2013 11350 66th St. N., Largo 727-538-7771Theres A Comfort Keeper Close ByCovering All Of Pinellas CountyWe provide non-medical in-home care such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship to help people maintain quality, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COMNO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, Diane Genovese OwnerNovember is Alzheimers Awareness Month and in acknowledgement of this disease, Comfort Keepers would like to both recognize and thank all of its caregivers including your family members and our Comfort Keepers for all they do for loved ones who suffer from Alzheimers disease. The disease is perhaps one of the most unpleasant for all concerned. There is no cure but rather, a steady progression of debilitating symptoms which include erratic and difficult behavior that can be hard to manage for even the most seasoned professional.In order to learn how to deal with difficult behavior that presents in seniors suffering Alzheimers disease you must first know and understand the disease. Additionally, learning the different types of behaviors indicative to Alzheimers is crucial so caregiving can be administered safely and comfortably for all concerned.According to the Alzheimers Association the following are symptoms or behaviors that sufferers can exhibit: Aggression and anger that can appear suddenly with little or no obvious cause. Anxiety or agitation in facing or comprehending either new or confusing situations. Memory loss and confusion present in the early stages of the disease that worsen with time. Late-stage sufferers may be unable to remember family, friends, or even familiar places. They forget words, become lost within a conversation due to lack of comprehension, and may forget how to use common items such as a brush or eating utensils. Depression that can be hard to detect, due to the challenge of understanding and communicating with those who have Alzheimers disease. Hallucinations and delusions which can occur and are difficult to diagnose, as these are also symptoms of other mental disorders. Hallucinations involve the senses such as seeing or smelling something that is not there. Delusions entail thoughts and beliefs of things that are not real, which can cause those with Alzheimers to be suspicious of family, friends and others. Seek professional help for proper diagnosis and treatment of these symptoms. Changes in sleep patterns. Some sufferers of Alzheimers experience sundowning, a term used for those who become agitated and restless during the later hours of the day. Repetition of words and questions due to brain deterioration as Alzheimers progresses, making it even harder for sufferers to comprehend the world around them. Wandering and getting lost. The problem can become serious since many with Alzheimers disease are unable to remember their names, addresses, or even recognize familiar places. The most important thing caregivers should know is when Alzheimers patients act out it is neither the patients fault nor the caregivers. Try not to take things personally. Instead, understand these behavioral patterns are simply a product of the disease. While there is no cure, caregivers can learn calming maneuvers that can help Alzheimers sufferers feel safe and secure in times of need and possibly alleviate progression of difficult behavior in the moment. For each person the tactics may be different. 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Pictured are from left, George Byrd from Blue Star Mothers, Julie Papalardo of Julies Cottage at Provence and Keo Souphithavong of the Chase Bank branch at 13883 Walsingham Road. The open house also gathered enough donations for 150 stockings to be sent to soldiers serving overseas. Largo businesses Art of Hair, Beans About Cooking and the Chase branch contributed to the donations.Open house raises $1,800 BriefcaseLargo Clinic and Med Spa opensThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce celebrates the grand opening of Largo Clinic and Med Spa with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Largo Clinic and Med Spa is a physician-owned private medical practice at 10500 Ulmerton Road in Largo Mall.Vacation Village RV partners with RV Training CenterLARGO Vacation Village RV Resort in Largo, an Equity Lifestyle Property, recently partnered with the RV Training Center Inc. to assist with accommodations for students that come to the area to become certified RV technicians. The RV Training Center Inc. opened in 2006. Owner Sam Alsop has developed a 10-week class that offers on-site RVs for hands-on training. Vacation Village RV Resort has rental units along with RV sites available for the students who have their own RVs.Mead becomes Tastefully Simple consultantST. PETERSBURG Dawn Mead of St. Petersburg recently became an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Mead offers delicious food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simples products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients.Chamber supports Small Business SaturdayThe Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce recently announced its participation in American Express Shop Small campaign. For the second year the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is an Ambassador to the American Express Small Business Saturday event. Shoppers who shop small between Nov. 26 and 30 can take home a $25 gift card courtesy of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and American Express. Shoppers must bring their receipt to the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber headquarters, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 to 11 a.m. for an opportunity to redeem a gift card. Limited quantities of gift cards are available. There is a limit of one card per person. Visit www.TampaBayBeaches.com.Halterman joins NorthStar BankBELLEAIR BLUFFS NorthStar Bank recently named Jake Halterman as vice president, market manager for its new office in Belleair Bluffs. Halterman is a long time resident of Pinellas County and has more than 15 years of banking experience. He came to NorthStar Bank from TD Bank where he was most recently assistant vice president, banking center manager. Halterman earned a bachelors degree in business management from Eckerd College and an associates degree in business administration and management from St. Petersburg College. He currently serves on the Professional Partners Council of Suncoast Hospice Florida, is an ambassador of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and will be an active member of the Central Pinellas Chamber Commerce. In Haltermans role as market manger, he will be responsible for developing new relationships and developing and marketing NorthStar Banks presence in the Belleair Bluffs market. NorthStar Banks second office opened on Oct. 15, at 715 Indian Rocks Road N., Belleair Bluffs. This is its first office in Pinellas County.Beach Fyre BBQ Grille opensCLEARWATER Beach Fyre BBQ Grille recently opened its doors at 608 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. Beach Fyre BBQ Grille boasts open pit-style barbecue and a woodfired grille featuring slow cooked ribs, beef, pork and chicken. The establishment also offers fresh seafood, chargrilled fish, chicken, burgers and wings. All food is cooked fresh to order with homemade sauces and fresh ingredients. Live music is presented Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9 p.m. Sunday music runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Business hours are Monday through Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Beachfyre.com.Tropical Smoothie Caf opensCLEARWATER Tropical Smoothie Caf, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, opened its doors Oct. 22 on the boardwalk in Countryside Centre, home to Dicks Sporting Goods and Boardwalk Pizza. A family-friendly grand opening celebration took place Nov. 23. Prior to the grand opening, owners announced a partnership with a local charity Mr. Strong Foundation to help raise funds for special needs children. A portion of the proceeds from the grand opening will be donated to this foundation. We are thrilled to open our hearts to such a wonderful cause in our community and look forward to working with Mr. Strong on other fundraising events throughout the year, said co-owner Andy Tess in a press release. Tropical Smoothie Caf has taken the smoothie concept to the next level by offering diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food with a variety of fruit smoothies, specialty wraps, grilled flatbread and gourmet sandwiches and salads. Tropical Smoothie Caf includes dine-in, take-out and catering menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Jake Halterman

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Business 9A Leader, November 28, 2013 112813 By BRIAN GOFFMany things go into making a community a place where people want to live. There are community action groups to help effect change, hospitals to care for us when were sick, and schools to educate police department, a fire department and us to keep us safe. Yet, there is another community building block that improves our quality of life: small business. Robin Sollie, the executive director of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, said she has no doubt how important small business is to our everyday lives. Generally speaking small business is vital to our community and our economy, she said. If you took a snapshot of a community, then visualized that community with no small business, people would move out of that place. Much of what the community has to offer is what small business has to offer. Sollie pointed out that a small business such as a hair salon is important to any community or a gas station or the corner store. She said they are what keep people in their communities and close to home. I can tell you the majority of businesses along the beaches are small businesses with five employees or fewer, she said. They provide a tax base that is very vital. In fact that is the case throughout Pinellas County. Statistics provided by the county show that there are just over 26,000 businesses in Pinellas. More than 25,000 of them have 99 or fewer employees and more than 20,000 of them have nine or fewer employees. Small business forms the overwhelming majority of business in the County. Tom Morrissette, the executive director of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, said small business has always been the backbone of business in any community. Ive been doing chamber work for 25 years, he said. Small business always represents about 80 percent of the activity. They are the people creating new jobs, not only here but across the country. The Federal Small Business Administration defines a small business as one with 100 employees or fewer. Information outlined on the SBA website support what Morrisette said regarding the creation of new jobs. Since 1995 small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs and paid 44 percent of the total United States private payroll, it said. Then the SBA went on to outline what all that means to the local economy. When consumers patronize local small businesses they are essentially giving money back to their local community. A thriving local business will generate high levels of revenue which means that the business will pay higher taxes, including local taxes, it said. This money is then used for local police and fire departments as well as schools. Morrissette noted the people who start small businesses are people who must have confidence in what they are about to do. I think you have to be a visionary and you have to believe in yourself, he said. You have to believe you have something special and it is going to sell. They are definitely visionaries. Sollie agrees. I was actually one of those people before I came to the chamber, she said. Small business owners have a passion, a passion about where they live and a passion for providing something unique or something great. Sollie said the people who own and operate a small business have to be used to a roller coaster existence. I think most commonly feel they have a great idea and there is a sense of freedom to work for themselves, she said. But that freedom becomes limited when you cant afford the staff to give you that freedom. But they dont get let down; they muddle through it. They have great drive and initiative. They have to be self-starters; they cant call in sick. For some the reward comes with success and growth. Morrissette pointed out that not all small businesses remain that way. Apple started in a garage by someone who had a vision and it grew and is certainly not a small business anymore, he said. In Pinellas County, Piper Fire Protection is an example of a small business growing beyond the definition of small. Chris Johnson is the president and owner of the Largo company, which was started by his dad, Terry, in 1986. He was a one man show and when he got a job hed hire someone to help if he couldnt handle it alone, said Johnson. It was his dream back then to have one employee and three trucks. Today the company has 132 employees and over 80 trucks. Terry Johnson is retired now but comes to work every day to have lunch with his son, who joined the company in 1994. When I started it was just him and one part time employee, said Johnson. At the time we dealt with fire sprinklers only, but then we got into extinguishers and suppression systems. Then customers wanted us to inspect their homes so we got into inspections too. The company is now a full service Fire protection contractor. Johnson said it took some risks along the way to get to be the size they are today. We took on a lot of risks when we accepted some larger projects, he said. We wanted to grow and provide opportunities but we knew we couldnt provide the level of service we wanted if we didnt control everything in-house. Today we hardly contract out any of our work. As a result were able to react quicker to increase our market share. We recently sold our ten-thousandth-inspection account. It has been a whirlwind growth for us. Robin Sollie said small business owners she knows are not all about getting rich. Ive never heard a small business owner say they want to get rich, but they do have to pay their bills, she said. They are trying to make ends meet, pay their mortgage and look after their families and their business. Another aspect of small business is something Bill and Carol Brawner use as the cornerstoneSmall business SaturdayDay helps businesses showcase their importance of their business; loyalty. The Brawners own The Bronze Lady gift shop in Johns Pass, and Bronze Lady Home Furnishings on Madeira Way in Madeira Beach. We look at it customer by customer and try to make them happy and stand by our products, he said. We really take a lot of pride to ensure our customers are happy and their experience has been a good one when they are in our store. That is very important. And it pays off. Brawner says loyalty goes both ways. If customers have a good experience, then their loyalty will be there. They will come back and shop. Weve had customers tell us that they can get an item anywhere, but they come back to us. The word risk seems to pop up in any conversation about small business. Robin Sollie says risks are part of any small business right from the beginning. Small business owners are making a sacrifice, she said. They left full time jobs and now they are going to work for themselves to keep businesses open and to make ends meet. In the past five years or so, with the economy the way it was, small business owners had to learn how to do more with less. Generally small business owners run and manage the store from open to close. I would not call them special people but I will say it takes a special person to have an idea and take the risk and sustain it. Morrissette said potential small business owners have to be mindful of the risks and not do anything foolish when they start out. They have to be aware of the reality. I think you have to be careful in starting a new business or a new idea, he said. There are funding organizations that will help get business off the ground. They wont all make it because there is the risk in any small business. Knowing that, Morrissette says potential owners should be careful where they get their start-up money. People will mortgage their house or use their 401K and could lose, he said. Dont take your life savings; dont put those important assets on the line when you are starting a small business. There are always going to be risks, but there are some you just dont want to take. The Small Business Administration has a program designed to help start-ups, and minimize the risks, according to Morrissette. It is called SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, he said. We can get two SCORE representatives to come to the chamber for free and help start up a business. As well Morrissette said lately banks are beginning to again finance small business. Have a good business plan and they will support it, he said. Small business has found a way to bring itself to the top of conusmers mind. They have gotten together all over the country and created Small Business Saturday. It is an annual event, always on the Saturday after Black Friday. Black Friday is the day for large national retailers, Cyber Monday is for online retailers and now Small Business Saturday, this year on Nov. 30. The intent is to have small business take ownership of the day with heavy promotional activity. It is a day when small business can showcase what makes it different; the unique items, customer service and loyalty. Last year President Obama championed Small Business Saturday by taking his daughter shopping at an independent bookstore in Arlington, Va. What does it all mean for future of small business? Morrissette mentioned a sector is helping make the future look bright in Pinellas County. We have a lot of medical device companies starting up, he said. They are starting to grow and I think they are going to have an impact. Health care is big in Pinellas County and they provide good paying jobs. We have one new company that is making the tiny plastic tubing that hospitals use in blood transfusions. As for the overall future of small business; Morrissette said it is as good as it has always been. As long as there are people who have a grain of an idea there will always be small business, he said.Photo by BRIAN GOFFBill and Carol Brawner are owners of The Bronze Lady in Johns Pass. They are with their dogs Bella, left, and Bailey. Tom Morrissette Robin Sollie

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10A Viewpoints Leader, November 28, 2013Now were at Thanksgiving, and I will tell you what Im grateful for. Im grateful for the companies that keep telephoning me, expressing concern about (A) my hearing, and (B) the likelihood that I will fall down somewhere and not be able to get up. Its so grand that these unselfish persons have my welfare in mind. Im not sure how they learned that Im getting slightly deaf, which I am. I must assume that the DumDum Ear Drum Co. has access to my private files and learned that I was born just after the Second Battle of Bull Run and therefore am getting a little wobbly in my ears, knees, brain and God knows what other attachments I rely on. Or the Dum-Dum people may have canvassed my neighborhood, asking, Do you know of any doddering, rickety old fogies to whom we can direct harassing phone calls? One hearing aid company has offered me $50 in restaurant meals if I will only attend an hour-long lecture telling me why I should spend $3,500 or so on their newest ear-plug device, which is the size of a lima bean and will allow me to hear the sound of a Dalmatian belching at a fire station two miles from where Im standing. Such generosity overwhelms me. Its not my own hearing thats entirely at fault. Its also the people around me who dont speak loudly or clearly enough. On some days I can barely make out the F-bombs, oh-mygods and awesomes that form about 50 percent of their utterings. Im especially impatient with movie directors who encourage actors to speak softly, under the assumption that this will make moviegoers pay closer attention to the dialogue. It doesnt. Au contraire, it causes half the confused, frustrated viewing audience to fantasize the joy of strangling the director, his/her spouse and their favorite cat. My salvation, especially as I watch British movies and TV productions, is the captions button on my remote unit, which prints the dialogue on the screen. This allows me to follow the plot, sort of, unless its a British detective thriller. The Brits have a habit of resolving a mysterious murder plot by revealing that the dead mans widow had given birth, at age 16, to a daughter conceived with a London janitor who, in 1946, had stolen a Soviet formula for converting shepherds pie into an explosive that caused memory loss for anyone addicted to the Benny Hill show. TV captions dont help much in figuring out story lines like that. Ill probably buy a hearing aid some day, but it will have to wait until I buy an alarm button that I wear around my neck each time I collapse into a helpless heap and must signal for a rescue squad, a SWAT team or whoever else the vendor has promised to send. That happened a few times during my drinking days, but not recently. Even so, the alarm button sales force has learned that I walk wobbly when Im climbing Mount Washington and other uneven surfaces. To express their concern, the alarmists (my pet name for these tender-hearted shills) telephone me several times a week. When I pick up the phone, a mans taperecorded voice says, Mr. Driver, do you know that the odds are 28 to 1 that you will slip and fall flat on your keister at least once during the next six months as you race to answer stupid phone calls such as this one? And because you are old and decrepit, you will probably lie there in agony, unable to call for help. Is this what you want? We dont think so. So we are willing to give you a magic alarm button that, when pressed, will notify your local police station or EMS squad that An old, decrepit and ugly man has just collapsed and needs help. Within minutes, six burly men or women will force their way into your condominium building, find your unit number, and smash down your front door while shouting Were here, ugly old man! Youre saved! The tape continues, The cost of this heartwarming response will be only $95 for initial installation plus $53 a month for the remainder of your generally useless life. If you do not wish to accept our offer at this time, we will phone you incessantly until you give up your foolish resistance. I recently learned of a method to stop unwanted phone calls from persons (usually perverts) who dont say a word, but who just let you sit and listen to their breathing. What you do is announce, in a hoarse whisper, Its done! But theres blood all over the place! Then you quickly hang up. This should take care of at least a few of the phantom callers.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.Across America, the way we celebrate Thanksgiving Day is changing. While the traditional gathering of family and friends around the great feast of food is still center stage, and collegiate and professional sports still dominate the television schedules, holiday shopping is easing its way into the Turkey Day line-up It used to be that grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and restaurants and, businesses that catered to visitors (like here in Tourist Mecca St. Augustine) were all that opened on Thanksgiving. Thats been slowly changing the past decade as competition heats up among retailers for a successful holiday season despite economic woes. In recent weeks, more national Big Box retailers have announced plans to open Thanksgiving afternoon and evening. In fact, it would appear that Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday, the traditional start of holiday shopping. (Your local newspapers ads will give you a heads up on whos opening Thanksgiving Day. You see a lot of familiar names.) And if national stores are open, you can be sure many of the local ones will be, too. In mid-November, the Florida Retail Federation held a news conference to announce the holiday shopping forecast for Florida mostly sunny a 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent increase in sales over last year. Given that the economy is on the upswing and Floridas tourism numbers are climbing expected to hit 100 million visitors for 2013 its hard not to see this happening. Florida Retail Federations Rick McAllister, president and CEO, put Thanksgiving Day shopping in perspective at that news conference. Despite some claims last year that retailers would ruin the holiday by choosing to be open for business, consumers showed that given the opportunity, they are more than happy to make shopping a part of their Thanksgiving Day activities. It is a decision ultimately driven by customer demand, and it looks like Turkey Day shopping is here to stay. So there you have it. Consumers generally want this shopping day and retailers need it. Store managers will tell you that this holiday shopping season is cut short by six days because the fourth Thursday in November falls so late this time. We all should want to see our retailers succeed because their success benefits all of us: Businesses in our community, our neighbors who work in them, and our communities at large. The more sales, the better the economic health of a community. And few of those sales this holiday season will be exempted from the states general sales tax, 6 percent on the dollar. What is collected in sales tax is revenue to state and local governments, fuel for improving our infrastructure that contributes to our quality of life. Florida is paradise. We dont want to lose that quality of life.Margo C. Pope is a former opinion editor of The St. Augustine Record.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Meet the Press on Sunday, Democrats stand tall in support of the Affordable Care Act. Not in her backyard in the nearby delta counties, some Dems are trying to distance themselves from Obamacare. Last week, as Bay Area Democrats voted against a GOP House bill to allow insurers to sell plans that dont meet Obamacare mandates, Reps. John Garamendi, Ami Bera and Jerry McNerney joined 36 other Democrats to pass the Keep Your Health Plan Act by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., in a 261-157 vote. The most startling deserter is Garamendi, a former state insurance commissioner who voted for Obamacare amid much fanfare as a freshman congressman in 2010. In a statement, Garamendi said he supported the Upton bill because every law can be improved. While the Upton bill has flaws, he hoped its passage in the House could lead to a good compromise bill. Garamendi is right about the flaws. Uptons bill might provide relief to some consumers who face higher premiums when their plans run out in 2014, but only if insurers want to sell old plans. ACA supporters reject it because it would undermine Obamacares everyone-in-the-pool mandate. As happened with Bera and McNerney, Garamendis staff declined my offer to talk about it. But his former aide, Democratic graybeard Darry Sragow, told me he assumes all three voted for the Upton bill because it was the right thing to do. If you represent a district viewed as competitive, Sragow added, you want to make sure that you acknowledge the problems that have been encountered in rolling out Obamacare. Problems? One million Californians will see their private plans canceled; many face steep premium increases as well as the loss of their doctors. Pelosi counters that those old policies were substandard. Maybe Pelosi can tell her San Francisco constituents they should say good riddance to their old health plans, but such talk wont fly in Solano County, Calif. Republicans have been sending around a 2010 press release in which, like Obama, Garamendi boasted that the Affordable Care Act means that never again will your insurance run out or be taken away from you when you need it the most. He is more culpable than most Congress members because he was the insurance commissioner, argued GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who is challenging Garamendi next year. He should have been well aware of the litany of woes Obamacare would unleash. Bera is a doctor. In a statement, the freshman vowed to keep working to fix parts of the Affordable Care Act that arent working. Three Republicans are vying in the Seventh District primary. GOP guru Rob Stutzman sees Bera as highly vulnerable. McNerney has the least to fear next year. National Republican Congressional Committee press secretary Alleigh Marre tells me the NRCC is still recruiting a challenger. Yet McNerney seems the most miffed of the Delta Three. In his statement, McNerney chided Obama for not keeping his pledge that if Americans liked their plans, they could keep them. Rather than trashing the old plans a la Pelosi, the former engineer sided with constituents who face premiums as much as four times their current charge for comparable coverage. Its more or less an admission of fear and vulnerability, said Stutzman, that they have to buck Pelosi that strongly and rebuke the very law that theyve enthusiastically supported. You might say they were for it before they were against it. Email Debra J. 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However, the most interesting memento was not a product; it was the sign on the front door: If you wear your pants below your underwear, dont come in. Made the stop worthwhile. These days, you dont find too many retail establishments willing to make policies about fashion so clear. Politically incorrect? Maybe. Didnt have time to find out what led to the signage. Wish more businesses would be willing to speak forcefully about their policies pertaining to their customers dress and behavior on their properties. If I owned a business, particularly a restaurant, Id make it clear that I wont tolerate anybody abusing their smoking privileges on my outdoor patio. In other words, use the ashtray. Id post a sign that reads: If we catch you throwing a cigarette butt on the ground, we will make you eat it. Further south, I found another interesting sign on the bathroom door at a convenience store in a small town in south Georgia. It read, if the door is locked, somebody is in the bathroom. And when he comes out, I hope he wont be showing his underwear. *** To the five or six readers who responded to my column about help wanted for our trivia team, I appreciate your interest, but the piece was written tongue n cheek. Were not seeking members for the team. Not open to bribes, either. Brad keeps us supplied with cookies, which he swears goes good with beer. Dont feel comfortable about telling you the name of the pub where we play, either, because I can easily be replaced. The only thing Ive brought to the table lately has been my appetite. *** Always get a kick out of attending the Great American Teach-in. During the annual event, business representatives, government officials and others visit several classrooms and talk to students. On Nov. 21 I spoke to four classes at Frontier Elementary School, located southeast of Belcher Road. Spent much of the time answering questions. Good to know that there are so many inquisitive students out there who werent showing their underwear. They wanted to know where I got my information from how are papers printed, what happens if we make a mistake. In one of the classes, I told students I had to write a story about the Nov. 14 sinkhole in Dunedin. Shouldnt have went there; I was peppered with questions. What causes sinkholes? Will there be any in Largo? Can people be rescued if they fall in a sinkhole? Can sinkholes be prevented? This went on for 30 minutes. Who do they think I am? A geologist? Just kidding. The teacher bailed me out. Never have been any good at science; just ask the guys on my trivia team. I would encourage any business to participate in the Teach-in. The most challenging part of the experience for me was getting there. I got bad directions from the Internet and discovered I was in the back of the school. Thought I was going to hear the tardy bell. Hope to participate again next year. I much rather listen to those kids than the rantings of some members of our condo association. Im now officially seeking somebody to replace me on the board on the board of directors. Interested? Send me a rsum. You should know how to operate a firearm.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Send him an email at tgermond@tbnweekly.com. Tom Germond Maybe Pelosi can tell her San Francisco constituents they should say good riddance to their old health plans, but such talk wont fly in Solano County, Calif. Dont be showing your underwear

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12A Health Leader, November 28, 2013 Sun Vista Realty (727) 902-1437112813Rich Rippetoe, MBA, CRS, GRI, E-ProCall 727-902-1437www.BeachRealEstatePro.comSold & Closed over $10 Million this year and still going strong!Rich Rippetoes Recent Solds! Call Rich to Sell your home! Exclusive Harbor View Subdivision Custom built 5BR/5BA/5CG waterfront home on 4 acres in Seminole! This estate is tucked away in exclusive Harbor View subdivision. Asking $1,759,000 Sand Key Condo South Beach Gulf side 2BR/2BA with over 1,300 Sq. Ft. Views of the Gulf and Intracoastal Lowest priced Gulffront condo at $399,900 Gulf Front Condo IRB Gulf front condo Spectacular 2/2 in a quaint 24 unit building built in 1993. Great investment property with 7 day minimum rental. Asking $329,900 112813 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Executive home on Seminole Lake CC 6th fairway. Updated with modern kitchen featuring granite counters, furniture quality cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout. 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Large open floor plan with the most incredible, lush backyard you will see!Justin HelmusHomes and Estates Realty SOLD 3BR/2BA $128,000112813 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906053013 PRIVATELENDINGOur lenders base mortgage loans on the value of your property ONLY! No credit reports No income verification No bank statements Minimum paperwork FAST closings Purchase or Refi Commercial.Call Mike today for more details. (305) 923-4153011013 Dissolving device could replace metal stents in the heart By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLCLEARWATER People with clogged arteries who require a stent may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical research trial through Morton Plant Mease Hospital. This study could result in a fully functioning artery without having to have a permanent piece of metal remaining in the artery. The trial is called ABSORB III and is testing the part, Absorb, an investigational bioresorbable vascular scaffold that is manufactured by the global health care company, Abbott. Doctors Patrick Cambier and Bernardo Stein are the principal investigators of this trial at Morton Plant and are able to explain the study and initial problem in laymans terms. Cambier is an interventional cardiologist at Morton Plant. To start at the beginning, he said that everyone knows that blocked arteries are a problem, and they cause people to experience the risk of chest pain, heart damage and the loss of productivity. When there is a blockage, the heart can not receive enough blood supply in order to do all the work that is required of it, so therefore it sends out a signal and results in shortage of breath or chest pain, Cambier said. This puts the person at risk for further complications, such as heart damage. Over the years, the way doctors have treated this problem has evolved. Weve traditionally treated these conditions with medicines, and subsequently, 20 years ago, started putting small balloons inside the arteries and stretching them open with angioplasty, Cambier said. Angioplasty opens the blockage, allows better blood supply to flow in and relieve many of the systems. The plaque in the heart is a soft, kind of cheesy material, Cambier said, that has the ability to be compressed. This flattens it against the wall of the vessel so the artery wall can ultimately absorb it. However, the bodys natural response in the healing process would often be to form scar tissue, which would once again block the arteries no differently than they were before the surgery to fix the blockage of cholesterol of plaque, he said. This would result in the same symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. About 15 years ago, people came up with the brilliant idea of putting devices inside the vessels to prop them open and allow the vessel to heal with a larger channel, so if scar tissue did form, the vessel would remain open enough to relieve chest pain once the healing process had completed, Cambier said. And that would be the stent. Cambier describes the stents as looking like a spring in an ink pen, and they do a better job than the balloon alone in helping to solve the problem. However, about 1 in 5 people still would develop enough scar tissue so that the artery would become blocked again, he said. So somewhere around eight to 10 years ago, we started putting medicine on the stents that were derivatives of chemotherapy drugs, which inhibited cells to grow, much like we treat cancer cells, and by putting small amounts of these drugs on the stent strut, it prevented this healing (scar) tissue to grow at all, leading to an even better maintenance of the channel, and so patients had better durability and relief of their symptoms, Cambier said. With the balloon opening the artery and squishing the plaque into the artery walls, the stent propping the artery open, and the medicine preventing the scar tissue from forming, it would seem that the problem has been solved, Cambier said. Now, less than one in 10 patients come back for re-treatment. But we still have one problem, Cambier said. And that is that were leaving a foreign body inside this delicate little artery. And that foreign body is made out of metal, which will stay there forever. And so people have been concerned that putting the metal corset inside the artery might alter the ability of the vessel to expand and contract the way a normal vessel works, and in doing so, potentially leading to an open artery but still with symptoms like shortness of breath as if they still had some impairment. Cambier said some doctors suspect that with some patients, particularly when they exert themselves such as while exercising, that this inability for the artery to expand and contract like normal because of the metal stent causes similar symptoms as before, such as shortness of breath and pain. However, Dr. Stein, interventional cardiologist with Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Morton Plant Hospital, is not sold on this theory. He said that there is not enough evidence to prove that the metal stents cause these symptoms during exertion. However, there are other proven disadvantages to having permanent metal parts in ones heart. The main concern would be especially for patients who require multiple stents, Stein said. The artery does not regain its normal function like an artery never requiring a stent. And if the patient requires bypass surgery later, it could be more difficult to find a place for a bypass graft because there are more stents in the body. Whether one or both of those results from metal stents are correct, both doctors agree that it would be best to find a way to return the artery to a healthy, natural state so it can be most like the heart he or she was born with. So if we could design a way to deliver the drug that prevents the renarrowing but on a platform that wasnt made out of metal, that would be very attractive because if that platform dissolved when we no longer needed to have anything in that artery at all because the opening of the blockage healed, we might have an artery that looks pretty normal about a year after that initial treatment, Cambier said. The new Absorb contraption now called a scaffold instead of a stent functions exactly like a metal stent, only it dissolves over a period of time. The advantage of the new device, the scaffolding, is that it is absorbed by the body, Stein said. It is made of a special substance called polyLactide, is a sugar-like product that the body is able to gradually absorb and convert into lactic acid. Lactic acid is a byproduct of the metabolism, which the body can easily metabolize and get rid of. By six months after placing the scaffolding, it is already partially dissolved, Cambier said. By a year, it should be almost completely dissolved. Conveniently, the healing process takes about six months to a year, so therefore the scaffolding will prop open the artery during the critical time but then be gone once it is no longer needed. It has propped it open and delivered the drug to prevent scar tissue, and now doctors want it to go away, he said. By using a dissolvable platform to deliver the same drug, we can not only deliver the same up-front benefits (as a stent,) the healing of the artery, and the prevention of scar tissue forming, but also leave the artery with no residual metal stent in to allow the artery to function normally for the rest of the patients life, Cambier said. Risk factories that can lead to the initial blockages of arteries include high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and having a family history of vascular disease, Stein said. So control of risk factors are extremely important, Stein said. Of course, smokers should abstain from smoking. For people with high blood pressure, strict control of high blood pressure with a low-salt diet (should be taken) and (they should) exercise, and even take medication. For those with diabetes, they should control their weight, watch their diet, exercise, and take insulin if necessary to not only control the diabetes but also to reduce its risk of causing heart problems, Stein said. However, patients who are already experiencing symptoms of coronary disease should see their doctor to have a stress test done, Stein said. This often shows a lack of blood supply to a certain area of the heart. If it is significant enough, then heart catheterization would be recommended, he said. The patient can ask their physician about the Morton Plant study, and the physician can refer them for the study. The current study began just a few months ago, so there is still plenty of room for patients to join, Stein said. There are about 13 patients currently in the Morton Plant branch of the study. It is a blind study, Cambier said, so therefore patients will not know if they get the new dissolvable scaffolding or the metal stent until the entire study is complete, but the placement of both types of devices are exactly the same, he said. In either procedure, the patient is given local anesthesia, and a cardiologist places a small tube inside the artery called a sheath, Stein said. The cardiologist then advances a catheter over a flexible wire into the origin of the coronary artery, and after an iodine solution is injected, doctors can see on an X-ray where the blockage is precisely. Then, with a thin, coronary wire (goes to the right location) and then a balloon expands the blockages, and at that point, the patient is randomized to a drug-eluding stent or a bio-absorbable scaffolding, Stein said. When I say randomized, the patient could go one way or another. We do not dictate whether they receive a stent or the scaffold. Once the stent or the scaffolding is deployed, the blockage is completely eliminated, and everything (all the tubes and wires) are removed out of the body and the patient recovers in a recovery area or a cardiac floor. Often the patient can go home that day or the next day if there are no complications, and they can resume a normal life within a few days after the procedure, Stein said. Often, patients even go to work the next day. Studies have many phases, depending on how far along they are in testing. This is what is called a pivotal trial in the United States, Cambier said. The device is already being used in Europe, so this is a pivotal trial that the FDA uses before giving its final blessing. So its something like what youd call a Phase III study, but technically, much of the efficacy and safety has already been worked out, and were simply looking at an American population, treated by American-trained physicians and their American-style treatment and ensure that the data thats been seen worldwide can be duplicated here. Between 500,000 and 750,000 people have stents put in their arteries each year, Cambier said, and many of those people will have more than one stent in their lifetime. Therefore, this study could prove to have a large impact on many people, he said. People should talk to their doctors to find out more about if they would qualify to participate in this study.Image courtesy of MORTON PLANT HOSPITALThis Absorb scaffold is being used in a study instead of traditional metal stents to prop open arteries during the healing process after a blockage has been cleared. Unlike the stents, which remain in the body forever, this Absorb scaffold dissolves over time, and in about a year, the patient will be left with a normally functioning artery like it was before the blockage. Industry newsLargo Medical Center names new COOLARGO Largo Medical Center recently announced Mark Miller, MBA, MHA, has been appointed as new chief operating officer. Miller comes to Largo Medical Center from Northside Hospital, in St. Petersburg, where he is the chief operating officer. Prior to that, Miller was an associate administrator with HCAs CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He was also an administrative fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Largo Medical Center is lucky to have the caliber in an administrative professional like that in Mark joining our team, our hospital family and our community, said Anthony Degina, CEO at Largo Medical Center, in a press release. His leadership and healthcare experience will help strengthen our hospitals programs, and assist us in improving the way we continue to put every patients care first. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee University, and his MBA and MHA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, where he was awarded the R.J. Knobel Scholarship for academic achievement by the faculty. Millers first day at Largo Medical Center will be Monday, Dec. 2.DOH-Pinellas offering free flu vaccinesLARGO Protect yourself from the seasonal flu with a vaccine at no cost during the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas Flu Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Mid-County Health Department, 8751 Ulmerton Road. Flu vaccines will be provided from 5:30 to 8 p.m. while supplies last. They will be administered inside the health department or outside at a drivethrough that will allow visitors to complete the registration and vaccination without getting out of their vehicles. The evening clinic hours were designed to make it easier for families to come after work or after picking up children from after-school activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of influenza will increase into the winter season and will traditionally peak during January and February. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity after receiving a flu vaccine, so the Dec. 11 clinic will arrive in time for protection during holiday events and during the peak of flu season. To learn more about the seasonal flu vaccine, go to www.flu.gov, which also has a search tool listing the nearest flu vaccine location. Flu vaccines are available at your doctors office and at many clinics in each community. For specific information on the location of the Mid-County Health Department, call 5244410. For information about DOH-Pinellas, visit www.Pinellas Health.com. Shoulder pain seminar setST. PETERSBURG A community seminar on shoulder pain will be presented Thursday, Dec. 5, noon to 1 p.m., at the Heart and Vascular Institute, 6006 49th St. N., Suite 230. The seminar will be facilitated by Anthony Albert, M.D., orthopedic surgeon. Albert will discuss various options for diagnosis and treatment of shoulder pain. To register, call 888-598-9586.St. Anthonys receives certification ST. PETERSBURG St. Anthonys Hospital recently was recognized by the Joint Commission as being certified in Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care. St. Anthonys is currently one of only four hospitals in Florida and one of about 70 hospitals in the nation to receive this designation. With more than 26 million adults and children suffering with diabetes in the United States, it is so important to have an action plan in place to provide the best care, said endocrinologist Dr. Venkata Budharaju in a press release. Budharaju is is the medical director for St. Anthonys inpatient diabetes program. This certification is a voluntary process and our team worked hard to meet this challenge to show that they are dedicated to provide excellent health care to our hospital patients with diabetes. A team approach to diabetes often leads to the best outcomes for patients, studies show. The certified diabetes educators who oversee St. Anthonys inpatient and outpatient programs work with the patient and the primary health care provider to help patients with diabetes understand and manage their disease. The inpatient diabetes certification program is based on the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

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Share the Spirit serves as a clearinghouse of information received from businesses, churches and organizations who are working to make the holidays a good time for all. To add to this list, send an email to webmaster@tbnweekly.com.Food drive Holiday food drive NORTH REDINGTON BEACH The town of North Redington Beach is hosting its third annual holiday food drive to benefit the Beach Community Food Pantry at Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach. The food banks wish list includes powdered milk, instant potatoes, flour, coffee, butter/margarine, oil and vinegar. Other possibilities are canned vegetables, fruit, tomato sauce, tuna, ham, sardines, spaghetti sauce, beans, soups, cereal, pasta and rice. Call 391-4848 Food drive volunteers St. Petersburg Salvation Army needs volunteers for the Pinellas County Schools Food Drive. The need is for donated trucks, drivers and loaders to pick up and unload food from schools. Pickups are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-6. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org. Holiday food drive ST. PETERSBURG Pasadena Presbyterian is having a holiday food drive in November and December to benefit the food distribution center that serves more than 120 families twice a month with groceries. Donations of nonperishable food such as canned or boxed foods and grocery store gift cards for turkeys are being accepted at a collection unit on church property at 100 Pasadena Ave, N., St. Petersburg, weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 388-4339 or visit www.pasadenapc.com. Suggested donations include soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, canned beans, pasta, rice, noodles, canned tuna, chicken or salmon, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, canned fruit, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, peanut butter and jelly. Donations of seasonal foods also are needed, including cranberry sauce, stuffing, cake mix, frosting, instant potatoes or gravy mix. Grocery gift certificates are appreciated. Food for Fines CLEARWATER All Clearwater Public Library branches are offering an amnesty period for overdue materials in exchange for donation of non-perishable foods. The offer is valid through close of business Friday, Dec. 20. Last year the program netted literally tons of food and goods for the Religious Community Services Food Bank. Anyone who has fines due may bring canned goods or nonperishable food items to any Clearwater library branch and present them at the circulation desk with the overdue materials if available. Staff will waive any fines due and the donated food will go toward a holiday charity food drive. For more information, call 562-4970 or visit www.myclearwater.com/cpl.Toy drives Toy drives volunteers CLEARWATER The Marine Corps Leagues Morris F. Dixon Detachment 54 seeks volunteers to help with its Toys for Tots program. Those who want to help may call Ron Ashley at 517-6508. Toys for Tykes SEMINOLE 10th annual Toys for Tykes childrens benefit, Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 to 7 p.m., at Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd. Call 393-7616. Hosted by John Sullivan, TJ Sutton and Lou Falco. Three live bands, Diamond Gray, Sammy Davis Jr. and a special VIP guest appearance. Activities include raffles, games and auctions. Holiday happy hour toy drive INDIAN ROCKS BEACH A holiday toy drive and happy hour, hosted by Century 21 and the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, is Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6 to 9 p.m., at Century 21 Beggins, 1511 Gulf Blvd. Toys for all ages are needed. Anyone unable to attend the happy hour may drop toys off at Century 21 Beggins or call Kathy Mac at 4308974 and arrangements will be made to pick the gifts up. Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run DUNEDIN The 33rd annual Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run is Sunday, Dec. 15. The run leaves with a police escort at noon from the Kmart parking lot, 26996 U.S.19 N., and travels through the city of Dunedin. Proceeds will benefit Pinellas County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association. Everyone is asked to bring a $5 donation and a new unwrapped toy. The gift giving celebration is at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St. Enjoy live music by the Jenna Stone Band and vendors. For more information, call Chuckles at 7364664 or Tony at 678-1876. Toys for Tots collection site SEMINOLE The Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Bayou/Bardmoor office is an official drop site for Toys for Tots as announced by Manager Scott Humphries. The office is currently accepting donations. New, unwrapped toys may be brought to the office and placed in the Toys for Tots collection bin now through Monday, Dec. 16. The Bayou/Bardmoor office is located at 10801 Starkey Road, Suite 21, in the Bardmoor Plaza (next to the Dollar Tree Store) at the corner of Starkey and Bryan Dairy roads. Toys for Tots collection site SEMINOLE Bellezza Tan & Spa, 8460 Seminole Blvd., is a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by The Marine Corps Reserve. Toy drive DUNEDIN Back N Balance, 1059 Broadway, Suite C, will host a toy drive Dec. 16-20. Patients who bring a new, unwrapped toy to an appointment at Back N Balance between Dec. 16 and 20 will receive an adjustment for $25. For information, call 733-6501. Christmas Toys for Kids DUNEDIN Sound Mind Ministries of Dunedin is sponsoring the third annual Christmas Toys for Kids program to provide for 20 families. The goal is to help 80 children from birth to age 16 through the Christmas Room where parents, grandparents or guardians can choose up to two or three stocking stuffers and gifts per child. The Christmas Room will be open Friday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Dunedin office, 1130 Pinehurst Road. Sound Mind Ministries is a nonprofit 501-C3 organization. Donations for the Christmas Room are tax deductible. Call 329-6463. Ride & Run with the Stars TIERRA VERDE Twentieth annual Ride & Run with the Stars, fundraiser for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Christmas Sharing Project, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to noon, at Fort De Soto Park. Registration is $35. Call 582-5959 or register online at www.rideandrunwiththestars.co m. Registration forms also are available at the Sheriffs Office, 10750 Ulmerton Road. Main events include a 25-mile bike ride, 10K Family Fun Run, 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk and a new 5K chip-timed for fast and accurate results. Other activities include silent auction, climbing wall, prizes, food for participants and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive in a Sheriffs helicopter. Proceeds pay to provide holiday toys and food for families in need. Visit www.facebook.com/RRWTS.Other ways to help Christmas tree auction Saturday, Dec. 7, JDs Restaurant & Lounge will have a silent auction of fully decorated Christmas trees from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trees, donated by local businesses and residents will be each valued at more than $300. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association and the VFWs toy drives. St. Petersburg Salvation Army Angel Tree through Dec. 13 The St. Petersburg Salvation Army is offering the community an opportunity to help by hosting an Angel Tree in offices, lobbies, stores and churches. Decorate the Angel Tree with provided Angel Tags. Each tag contains helpful information about a child. Employees, staff, customers and church members then purchase Christmas gifts and return them to the tree for Salvation Army to collect and distribute. Volunteers are needed at the Angel Tree Booth located inside Tyrone Square Mall (by JCPenney) to help members of the public select, register, and return gifts for Angels. Hours are flexible from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Minimum two-hour shift. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark @uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org. Red Kettle Bell Ringers Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County Salvation Army needs volunteer Red Kettle Bell Ringers through Dec. 24. Help raise funds to provide programs 365 days a year. This is a great opportunity for groups and individuals. Visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/cle arwater/volunteer. St. Petersburg Salvation Army Bell Ringing through Dec. 24 Be an ambassador to the community for The Salvation Army. Families, churches, clubs, groups or company employees can ring bells at a community location Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., to help us raise funds and give hope to families in our community throughout the year. Minimum shift two hours. Saturdays are especially reserved for volunteers. To register, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332. St. Petersburg Salvation Army volunteers The Salvation Army needs volunteers at the Citadel Corps, 3800 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg for the following activities. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark @uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org. Christmas Food Sorting: Dec. 2-6. Volunteers will sort food collected from the fall school food drives and prepare bags for needy families. Hours are flexible from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lifting required. Christmas Toy Sorting: Dec. 9-13. Volunteers will assist staff in sorting and packaging toys for needy children in the community. Hours are flexible from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ten volunteers are needed each day. Christmas Distribution: Dec. 17-19. Forty volunteers are needed each day to help with distribution of food, toys and other assistance to families from the community. Volunteers will work as escorts, runners, loaders, checkers, toy movers and carolers. Relational volunteers are needed. Flexible hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Clean-up in afternoon. Joy Center Toyland Distribution Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County Salvation Army needs volunteers for its The Joy Center Toyland Distribution Thursday, Dec. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help families with their toy selection, distribute food baskets, and assist the families in getting their items to their vehicles. Visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/cle arwater/volunteer.Christmas meals, toy distributions Family Christmas giveaway Here We Grow Foundation Inc. is accepting sponsorships through Nov. 29. The organization will distribute the family Christmas packages Dec. 9-13. Donations can be taken to 1171 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Ideas include one gift that the whole family can share; one gift per adult, one to two toys per child, one-two clothing items per child, and food items for a Christmas meal. Call 1-888958-2788 or email herewegrow foundation@ymail.com. Free Christmas buffet The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, is offering a free Christmas buffet on Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. The mission offers its free toys for kids day on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. All children accompanied by a parent or guardian will receive a new toy and other goodies. The Christmas Eve buffet begins at 8 p.m., offering a free evening of food and joy for homeless guests and lonely neighbors. The mission ends the holiday season with a New Years Eve Buffet on Dec. 31, 8 p.m. St. Petersburg Christmas Eve community dinner The Salvation Army needs 40 volunteers for the Christmas Eve Community Dinner on Dec. 24. Come help prepare, serve and clean up after the Community Christmas Dinner and sit down to enjoy a holiday meal with others. Meal times are from 2 to 4 p.m. for residents and the community. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org.After Christmas After Christmas assistance, Jan. 6-31 The St. Petersburg Salvation Army needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check dates and stock food donated to the Social Services Department in the pantry at 340 14th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. 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14A Sports Leader, November 28, 2013 101713 Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Con ven ie n t Locatio n s to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE010313 Clinical study for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Are Diarrhea and Abdominal Discomfortputting a cramp in your lifestyle?Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating may be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you have IBS you may be eligible for a research study enrolling now.If you qualify for this study you may receive at no cost: Investigational medication for IBS Study-related care from a local doctor Compensation for your time and travelFlorida Center For GastroenterologyDr. Arthur Berman, Dr. Michael Schulman, Dr. Steven Beljic, Dr. Marc Kudelko, Dr. Justin Nudell, Dr. James BarthelPlease contact Joann at727-544-1600or clinicalstudiesfcfg@yahoo.com8250 Bryan Dairy Road Suite 200 Largo, FL 33777101713 022813 Largo Foot and Ankle Center1680 West Bay Drive, Largo, FL727-586-3668Toenail Fungus?Laser Solution!Call 727-586-3668Laser Nail Fungus Treatment kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons F.D.A. Cleared Photo by BRAD RICHARDSONIndian Rocks Christian senior wide receiver Robbie Wendel (7) and the rest of the Golden Eagles take the field at the start of their Class 2A regional finals game Nov. 22 at home against Naples First Baptist Academy. The Golden Eagles claimed a 28-14 victory, sending them to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. The game will be Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. at Indian Rocks Christian Schoo l.To victory!Discussion targets Floridas weirdnessSEMINOLE What is it that makes Florida seem like the capital of weirdness? Why does it seem as if all of the worlds misfits, eccentrics and scammers wind up in the Sunshine State? And, more significantly, what can we do to preserve the real Florida the unique qualities that motivated so many of us to migrate here in the first place? Those are some of the questions that a respected Florida historian and storyteller will tackle at the next Village Square dinner at St. Petersburg College on Thursday, Dec. 5. The dinner will feature history professor and author Gary Mormino in a program titled Oh, Florida: Capital of Weirdness. The moderator will be Earl Fratus, associate professor of political science and history at SPC. The dinner and program will be from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the Campus Conference Center of SPC Seminole, 9200 113th St. N. Advance registration is required. The program represents a change of pace in the Village Squares typical menu of hot-button state and national issue debates. Recent programs have focused on immigration reform, gun control, FCAT/Common Core, and climate change/sea level rise. Oh Florida will be a somewhat whimsical but candid discussion of the challenges the state faces to preserve the last vestiges of Old Florida by a writer and teacher who has spent much of his career in that effort. Mormino, professor emeritus of Florida history at USF St. Petersburg, has written extensively about how Florida has changed in the decades since World War II. His seminal book, Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida, is a comprehensive social history of the Sunshine State as it evolved from the rural, backwoods culture portrayed in the books of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to become the mega-state that it is today fourth largest in population, soon to become third. The Village Square is a forum for nonpartisan debate of key state and national issues that operates under the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC. The Institute serves as a resource for academic enrichment, a nonpartisan venue for civil debate and civic engagement. Media co-sponsors of the Village Square are the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU. Registration for Village Square members is $25; for guests, $30, and for educators and students, $20. They can be made online at spcollege.edu/solutions, click on the Village Square tab. By mail, send checks to Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733. For more information, call 394-6251.Rays players to co-chair Ties & Tennis Shoes GalaST. PETERSBURG Three members of the Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce, Brandon Gomes and Jake McGee will serve as honorary cochairs for the Pinellas Education Foundations Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala at Tropicana Field on Dec. 6. Proceeds from the event will increase the number of scholarships available to help deserving Pinellas students attend college or technical school through the Foundations Take Stock in Children Scholarship program. This whimsical evening, where women dress in cocktail attire but complete their look with tennis shoes, will feature dinner, a Tis the Season Shoppes where a variety of vendors will sell gifts of all kinds, a silent auction, craft beer tables (with drink ticket purchase), as well as an inflatable obstacle course, jousting, table tennis, battle bots, slap shot hockey, baseball, basketball and more. General admission tickets are $35 with entrance to the event at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $125 with entrance at 6 p.m. There will be no tickets sold at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tiesandtennisshoes.com After the Friday night fun, enjoy a Saturday morning run at Tropicana Field. Take part in the Foundations Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K Run/Walk, one-mile fun run or kids dash. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 with the run at 7:30 a.m. Participants will cross the finish line on the field on Rays Vision. Cost is $30 to register until Dec. 1 and $35 after with proceeds going to the Foundations Take Stock in Children Scholarship program. Join or create a team by visiting www.tiesandtennisshoes.com. After the race, participants can enjoy the Santa Parade and head down to the City of St. Petersburgs Snowfest in Straub Park. The Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation, Raymond James, the Helios Education Foundation, St. Petes Promise, The Tampa Bay Times, Bright House Networks, Clear Channel Outdoor, City of St. Pete and others, sponsor these events. NotebookBreakfast with Santa setLARGO The 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 to 11 a.m., at St. Jerome Early Childhood Center, 10895 Hamlin Blvd. Advance tickets are $6 each or $30 for a family of five or more. Tickets at the door are $7 each or $35 for a family. The event is open to the entire community. Tickets include breakfast, face painting, kiddiecrafts, and a visit with Santa. Pictures with Santa, a raffle and a gift shop are available at additional costs. For information, call 596-9491 or visit stjeromeearlychildhood center.org. Three CCC seniors sign national lettersCLEARWATER Clearwater Central Catholic High School seniors David Paul of Tarpon Springs, Brenden Overton and Derek Gibree, both of Largo, recently signed national letters of intent today to play college athletics. Paul committed to Palm Beach Atlantic University to play baseball. Paul, a pitcher for the CCC Marauder baseball team, ended his junior year with a 1.32 ERA, 92 strike-outs and an 11-1 record. At the plate he hit over .400. In his sophomore and junior years he was named Most Valuable Player and was named Suncoast Region Pitcher of the Year as a junior. Overton committed to play baseball for St. Leo University. As a junior for the CCC Marauder baseball team he hit for a .370 average and led both the team and county in home runs. Last year, he was selected to the Second Team All-County and First Team All-Suncoast. He has also played for the 16U USA team. Gibree has committed to play baseball for St. Leo University. He led the CCC Marauder baseball team in batting with a .425 average. As a junior, Gibree was named Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the Pinellas All-County Team and the All Suncoast Team. Countryside swimmer signs with CincinnatiCLEARWATER Ryan Peters, a senior swimmer at Countryside High School, recently signed a national letter of intent with the University of Cincinnati. Peters is the Class 4A state champion in the 200-meter freestyle and the runner-up in the 100 backstroke. His relay team came in first in the 200 free relay and third in the 400 free relay. Peters plans to study industrial design at UC. He will join his TBAY teammate Dean Waite who is a freshman at UC this year.Staples awards grant to Blossom Montessori CLEARWATER Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., recently awarded $1,000 to Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to nonprofit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising up to $25,000 per organization. The program, called 2 Million and Change, will award funds to organizations around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end of the year. In 2012, associates globally directed more than $2.1 million of Staples Foundation grants to 470 nonprofit organizations. Staples Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where our associates live and work, said Katy Dobbs in a press release. Dobbs is director of global community and giving for Staples Inc. Through our program, we are pleased to support our associates and the local nonprofit organizations that matter to them most. Ryan Peters Photo courtesy of CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLICPictured are, from left, David Paul, Brenden Overton, Clearwater Central Catholic High School head coach Todd Vaughan, Derek Gibree and assistant coach Bob Gibree. 112113

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Faith & Family 15A Leader, November 28, 2013 Obituaries Carl Groover HAYES age 80, passed away at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, S.C., November 19, 2013. For a full obituary, please visit www.thomasmcafee.com. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast. 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 12:10 Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 11:40 am Noon 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)070413 Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L 011013When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 5200 Seminole Blvd. Seminole. FL 33708A Divisions of Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Specialist 9170 Oakhurst Rd. Suite 1 Seminole 727-517-3376 www.armstrongdermatology.com www.westfloridadermatology.com USED UP YOUR DEDUCTIBLE?TIME IS RUNNING OUT! 112813Accepting Most Insurance PlansDont let your PAID up deductible go to waste! Immediate appointments are available and we have extended our hours for your convenience on Tuesday, December 10 & Thursday, December 12, Tuesday, December 17 & Thursday, December 19 until 7:30pm. HandelsTHE MESSIAHPart 1Sunday, December 8, 3 p.m.Free Will Offering Reception FollowsGrace Lutheran Church4301 16th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33702 www.grace-lutheran.com 727-527-1168112813The Pinellas Lutheran ChoirDirector Robert Drick Soloists Instrumentalists28th YearCo-Sponsors: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans & The Valparaiso University Guild John and Patricia Fenech of North Redington Beach, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Meaghan Patricia Fenech, to Michael Charles Schaedel, son of Robert and Linda Schaedel of New Smyrna Beach. The wedding is planned for Oct. 25, 2014, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. The bride elect is a 2006 graduate of Seminole High School. She attended the University of North Florida where she earned a bachelors degree in early childhood learning in 2010. She is a teacher at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. The groom elect is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic High School. He attended Florida State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Economics in 2008. He is an account executive with Fidelity Investments in Tampa.Meaghan Patricia Fenech and Michael Charles Schaedel will be married Oct. 25, 2014. Robert and Beryl SydnorFenech-Schaedel Robert and Beryl Sydnor celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with about 100 friends at the November meeting of the Largo Area Historical Society Nov. 11. Honoring the couple were many relatives from out of town and about 75 members of the historical society. Society member Bonnie McGee interviewed the Sydnors with many great questions. Sydnors celebrate 75th Anniversary Worship calendarThank people who go above and beyond As a mom of two little girls, I try to set a good example of helping others and serving others. I think its important to teach our kids that everything is not just about them. Its hard. We are in the me generation, and people feel they are entitled to things. This entitlement mentality can be costly and have a negative impact on society. Thats why when people exceed others expectations it can really have a positive impact on everyone around them and can truly make a difference in their lives. My family was on a road trip recently, and we were in line to pay the toll. When we got to the tollbooth operator, he told us someone ahead of us had paid for us. It wasnt something we were expecting, and all we could do was smile and say. Wow! We felt special, and it made our day. We even told others about what happened to us that day. One persons thoughtfulness and dollar touched all four of us in the car. I am fortunate to work for a person who likes to go above and beyond for her employees and her clients. She enjoys delighting people and giving people white glove service or what we call at our company white dove service. We want to make our clients feel extra special. The funny thing is, it not only makes them feel special, but we also feel good because we know we are doing our best for them. We decided to start something new this past month to recognize our co-workers who we see going above and beyond the call of duty. We started giving out White Dove service awards. These awards are in recognition of our employees who exceed white dove service to our clients or to others in our office. An example would be an employee working on a project even after work hours to get something done for a client or maybe helping out with something that isnt exactly in their job description. These awards are very encouraging to our employees because they get recognized for their good deeds, and its also fun because our boss has a drawing at the end of each month for those nominated, and they can win a $50 gift card. Because my boss likes to encourage this positive behavior, she thought we should start recognizing people in the community who go above and beyond in serving others. To highlight people in the community, we are using social media and Facebook. When you see someone go above and beyond the call of service, you can recognize them and nominate them for the White Dove service award. My boss wants to include the community in the $50 gift card drawing at the end of the month. I think this is the perfect time to start looking for those who give white dove service, especially since we are coming into the hustle and bustle of the holidays and all the holiday shopping. I am hoping there are tons of people who can be recognized for a job better than well done. If interested in nominating someone for a white dove service award go to www.facebook.com/trustbiz and put the persons name and what they did to deserve this honor. If you want you can even include a photo of them. Come back to the Facebook page the last Friday of the month starting in December and see if your nominee won. As we kick off the holidays, lets build community spirit. Just think if everyone took the time to help and serve others a little bit more rather than be served how our world would be a little bit brighter.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 7 and 9, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs Pasadena PresbyterianST. PETERSBURG A food drive is currently underway through December at Pasadena Presbyterian, 100 Pasadena Ave. N. Donations of nonperishable food such as canned or boxed foods and paper turkeys (grocery store gift cards) are being accepted at a collection unit on the property. Donations may be dropped off weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. For information, call 388-4339 or visit www.pasadenapc.com.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Fall activities are well underway at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The church hosts youth and younger youth groups, Wednesday Night Alive, traditional Sunday morning worship and newer alternative worship gathering every Sunday evening. Call 531-3200 or visit www.HopeFamily.com.Beth-El Shalom Messianic CongregationST. PETERSBURG A Chanukah celebration will be presented Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., at Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N. The event will feature the lighting of the 10foot menorah. Potato latkes will be served. Attendees will have an opportunity to sing Chanukah songs, dance and play games. Attendees may bring their own menorah and candles and join the united lighting ceremony. All are welcome and admission is free. For information, call 345-7777 or visit www.Jew ishheritage.net.Good Samaritan ChurchPINELLAS PARK An inspirational, free concert will be presented during the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 60085 Park Blvd. Marsha Stevens-Pino and Cindy StevensPino will present contemporary Christian music and share information about their BALM Ministries for people from all walks of life who feel they have somehow been excluded from the good news of the Gospels. Marsha has been called the mother of contemporary Christian music and has written many familiar songs including the classic For Those Tears I Died (Come to the Water). All are welcome to the concert. A love offering will be taken. For additional information, visit goodsam-church.org.Pinellas Ladies Prayer Committee of FloridaCLEARWATER The Pinellas Ladies Prayer Committee of Florida will host the seventh annual fundraiser to celebrate Jesus birthday and to honor local military families on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., at Matheos Hall, 409 Old Coachman Road N. The event will feature a silent auction and childrens store as well as refreshments, fellowship and Christmas music performed by local Christian performers. The Pinellas Ladies Prayer Breakfast Committee of Florida is a volunteer committee of ladies from all denominations who have joined together on the National Day of Prayer to pray for families, churches, communities, local, state and national leaders. Attendees are asked to bring a gift card of a minimum of $20 to support a wounded veteran and his/her family. RSVP by Dec. 2, to Jo Davis at 430-5003 or email JoDavis41@aol.com. Calvary Episcopal ChurchINDIAN ROCKS BEACH An Advent Quiet Morning will be offered Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. Fr. Jon Roberts will be the spiritual leader for this event. This is a morning of quiet prayer and meditation and enables Christians to incorporate the good news of Advent more deeply into their lives. All are invited. Call 595-2374. Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER The annual Christmas Marketplace will be presented Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m., in Hambley Hall, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The marketplace funds the mission and ministry of Hope Church. Great gift and bake sale items will be available for purchase. The event also will feature fun, friendship and fellowship. The entire community is encouraged to come be a part of this holiday shopping event where unique and reasonably priced items will be available for purchase. For information, call 531-3200 or visit www.hopefamily.com.Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG A full course Shabbat dinner will be presented Friday, Dec. 13, at the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. The event also will feature professional cantor Rabbi Levi Kaplan. Kaplan will inspire attendees with songs and stories. The Cantorial Shabbat will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost for those who RSVP prior to Monday, Dec. 9, is $18 for adults, $10 for children and $50 for a family. Thereafter, the cost is $20 for adults and $12 for children. To RSVP, call 344-4900 or visit www.ChabadSP.com. With his rich baritone voice and passion for chazzanut, Kaplan began training in his early teens under the tutelage of famous cantors and voice coaches in New York. For the past 20 years he has performed at congregations and venues across the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, for the past 13 years Kaplan, a dynamic educator and animated teacher, has directed the Ivy League Torah Study Experience, an exclusive summer learning retreat in the Catskills for promising young Jewish leaders of the next generation. Kaplan is also the director of TorahCafe.com, the online division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) which features thousands of lectures on Jewish topics across the spectrum, given by some of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today. Kaplan also will lead Shabbat morning services on Saturday, Dec. 14. All are invited to participate free of charge. A special Kiddush will follow services. Rabbi Levi Kaplan

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Brakes A/C Cooling System 112813 082913 NEW OWNER JOHN GLUFF17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ~ GRADUATE OF INDIANA BARBER COLLEGEPLAZA 100 SHOPS ~ 100 INDIAN ROCKS ROAD BELLEAIR BLUFFS ~ 727-584-8181Tuesday Friday, 8:00 5:00 Saturday, 8:00 2:00 JOHNNYS BARBER SHOPSPECIALIZING IN FADES, BUSINESSMENS & FLAT TOPS NEW110713 A gusty performance: dolphins wild ride from Punta GordaAn unforgettable brightness recently pierced a thickly overcast day the way Christmas lights infuse a dusky snowfall with cheer. And, as dolphins do so well, their bright escapade raised questions about what actually goes on at sea. Midmorning on that dim day, in the middle of the watery route we survey for the federal government, we happened upon six bottlenose dolphins. Their pewter and silver coats blended beautifully with the grays of the day. Two were mothers with young of the year. J is an experienced mother and kept her tiny 2-month-old solidly at her side. Stick, having a second go at motherhood, foraged some distance from her little 3-month-old. Her cavalier mothering could be excused this time because she had babysitters. The other two dolphins, Sticks age-mates Bet and Slightwin, securely flanked Sticks tiny twig and gently rambled around with it. All that changed when the broad and gleaming Ginny C, here from the community of Punta Gorda south of Johns Pass, powered up modestly as it cut through the dolphins watery patch. Her broad beam and captains speed created the perfect waves for surfing. The dolphins headed over instantly. Stick vanished under the bow. The babysitters vanished into its foamy wake with their charge. J and her calf swept in a quarter mile ahead. Though powered by the unhesitant dolphin opportunism, the ladies seamless coordination argues that they had to have communicated their intentions to surf to one another across those gloomy seas. There is little evidence that dolphin vocalizations clearly refer to something specific the way, for example, the sound of boat clearly refers to a vessel for navigating the waterways or Let us surf to the Narrows! imparts an unambiguous intention. Yet they all seemed to agree on something, for they turned and zipped over as one. Just as flawlessly, Capt. John Heidemann seized the moment and positioned us parallel but safely to the side so that I could photograph the dolphins gusty performance for the record. And performance it was! The two moms stayed next to their babies in the water, showing them how dolphins ride down the faces of rolling waves. Their breathing surfaces became cameo appearances between Bet and Slightwins spectacular leaps. For 10 minutes, Bet and Slightwin leapt more than 3 dozen times, alternating between individual and synchronous leaps just inches apart. They sure clipped it close! They even appeared at times to be nudging each other while airborne. Whether leaping alone or in tandem, each dragged one fluke in the water the way an athletic dancer always knows the distance between her and the dance floor. In my private life of dolphins, Bet and Slightwin already have celebrity status for their aerial behavior. Slightwin gave us the most magnificent display of dolphin aerial agility to date last year, when she performed or exhibited or executed or just flirted with the young bull PC in a small private cove via a brilliant series of nimble aerobatics. Bet has always been a jumpy dolphin, usually jumping as a form of greeting, though she stopped this during the two years she spent with her ailing baby Ballou. Bet has recently lost Ballou and her most frequent adult companion as well. Her best friend Face died in September under grisly circumstances; it is not clear that Bet knows this. But Bets first and only calf, 2-year-old Ballou, vanished within the month of Faces death. There is no doubt that Bet knows that the baby dolphin that had been at her side for 28 months is gone. Ever since Ballou disappeared, with a couple of exceptions, we have seen Bet surfing wildly as she did this gloomy day. It is an unmistakable change in her behavior. Dr. Barbara Brunnick of Jupiter has studied free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins and killer whales extensively for the last 40 years. Upon hearing of Bets new found wild surfing behavior, she commented simply that Bet had found a way to cope. I am interested in the circumstances of Bet and Slightwins wild ride. Though in the same age-sex group (both born in 2004), Bet and Slightwin have not grown up together. In fact, for the last five years, which is as far back in the database I looked for this story, these two age-mates have shown the uncanny tendency to appear in the study area on alternate weeks. We have seen Bet 73 times and Slightwin 80 times in that time, but only together in the same group 22 times (14 percent of the time). Maybe their competition for space was spurring them on, and it just looked like fun to us.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54 @gmail.com or visit her website at www.goodnatured statistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Photo by ANN WEAVERThese two young female bottlenose dolphins, one that has been surfing wildly like this since she lost her little calf last month, are competing for space or spurring each other on. Maybe both!Winter trout keep anglers busyMake no mistake about it, winter without a doubt has arrived. After what has been the best fall in recent years, its hard to complain. A trifecta of weather systems will converge on us by mid-week producing rain and near gale-force winds, but perhaps worst of all will be the drop in water temperature. I think its safe to say we can say goodbye to seasonal bait stocks. This is not all doom and gloom, however. Plenty of good fishing happens around here in the winter. Lucky for us we have one of the best trout populations anywhere in the gulf and if youre like me you get pretty excited about the arrival of the gator trout to our shallows. Using an artificial lure, these large sea trout will take soft plastics and hard baits alike. For those wanting to start the day off with live bait, its most likely time for live shrimp. Having good weather for fishing when its convenient for your schedule becomes much less reliable over the next two months. Fish in general receive less pressure and if you do make it out on an in-between cold front day it can be fantastic. However, the reality is that youre going to miss some time on the water. This is the time to get yourself ready for better days ahead. Im as guilty as the next one when it comes to neglecting my vessel. Anyone who owns a boat will agree there are some things that need a little TLC around what is most likely their prized possession. However you go about it, top to bottom or bow to stern, surely youll find enough projects to keep you busy. Confidence comes with preparation and there is something to be said about knowing the inter-workings of your vessel.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein Gardening notesGarden tours to be offeredLARGO Free vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Attendees will learn more about growing their own food as they marvel at the eye-catching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in Extensions Florida Botanical Herb Garden. Guests will wander the brick paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings and learn how the featured plants can be used in the home. Visitors also will learn more about the tropical fruits that do well in the Florida climate including many varieties of bananas, figs, papayas, mangoes, avocados, sugar cane and citrus as well as little-known fruits that are not usually considered by the home gardener including jackfruit, carambola, Buddhas Hand and pomegranate. The tour features a diversity of plantings including a wide variety of ground covers, bromeliads, palms and power-line friendly trees can be used in home landscaping. These tours, recommended for adults, are limited to groups of 14 to 16 people. Advance registration is required. Call 582-2500 or visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/6241882639/eorg. Tree ID program setTARPON SPRINGS A free program on identifying trees will be presented Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. A local natural resource agent will discuss the basics of how to identify area trees. The presentation will include a guided tree identification 0.75-mile walk. Closed-toe shoes, water and hat are recommended. The program is best for ages 6 and older. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. Park to host nature hikeLARGO A monthly nature hike will be offered Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. Attendees will take a guided walk through the woods, seeking out animals such as birds, raccoons, owls, opossums, bats and more. Flashlights are optional. The hike is free, but donations are kindly accepted. To preregister, call 518-3047.

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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:FrozenGenre: Adventure and animation Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Rated: PG Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. OldboyGenre: Thriller Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone and Samuel L. Jackson Director: Spike Lee Rated: R Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Black NativityGenre: Drama and musical Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, TyreseOpening this weekendDisneys Frozen thaws the box office; Spike Lee directs Oldboy Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSFrom left, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven share an adventure in Walt Disney Studios Frozen. Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Nas and Luke James Director: Kasi Lemmons Rated: PG In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes celebrated play, the holiday musical drama Black Nativity follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs rules, a frustratedPhoto by HILARY BRONWYN GAYLEJosh Brolin stars in Spike Lees Oldboy. See OPENING, page 8B Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, November 28, 2013 Visit www.TBNweekly.com The Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring 112813From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. 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Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach. American Craft Endeavors will host this festival, now in its second year. Madeira Way will be lined with fine crafters from all areas, displaying their works for sale at this community festival. Attendees will find a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more. Admission is free. The 23rd annual Thanksgiving Art and Craft Festival sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 1, at 111 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. The outdoor showcase has been a holiday favorite for more than 22 years, and has always been presented during Thanksgiving weekend. With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors alike to shop small business for their gift giving needs. Historic Tarpon Springs, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is widely recognized as a spirited arts destination. The weekends event will feature the original works of new and upcoming talent as well as established artists and crafters. There is something for everyone here from folk art, earthenware, and paintings, to wearable art, body products and personalized gifts. For information, visit www.SIKPromotions.com. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013, Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of musics biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multiGrammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Joining Koz this year are Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis; worldrenowned singer Oleta Adams, who first came to prominence when Tears for Fears asked her to appear on their The Seeds of Love album and who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, jazz, popular and gospel music; and Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $32.75. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com. TSO will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, The Lost Christmas Eve. TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past 15 years, and quietly became one of the worlds biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul ONeills vision of Rock Theater, the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock, delighting audiences of all ages year after year. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLDave Koz performs Nov. 30 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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PETERSBURG The Florida Orchestra Musicians AssTociation hosted the Justine LeBaron Young Artists Competition on Nov. 16, at the Music Center on the Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College. Named in remembrance of Justine LeBaron, former principal French horn with The Florida Orchestra, it is a judged competition for young instrumental performers of classical music up to 22 years of age in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. This years competition included more than 30 competitors across the combined senior and junior divisions in piano and instrumental categories. The master of ceremonies for the award presentation was John Wilson, the news anchor of Fox 13 television, who handed out the winners trophies and cash prizes totaling $3,700. The senior division winners (13 to 22 years old) in piano were Jacques Antonorsi, first prize; Julia Hossain, second prize; and Claire Chen, third prize. The senior division instrumental winners were Julia Hossain, first prize, violin; Federico Valencia, second prize, trumpet; Kaila DeLany, third prize, oboe; and Joseph Min, honorable mention, cello. The senior division first prize winners will be invited to perform their concerto movement at the next Benefit Concert of The Florida Orchestra Musicians Association. The junior division winners (12 years old and younger) in piano were Marco Jimenez, first prize; Sophia Chen, second prize; Janet Liu, third prize; and Melinda Liu, honorable mention. The junior division instrumental winners were Sophia Chen, first prize, violin; Lilly Paggio, second prize, violin; Arnav Singh, third prize, violin; and Marco Jimenez, honorable mention, violin. The competition winners also performed recital pieces during the awards ceremony, and The National Society of Arts and Letters provided an additional prize of $500 to oboist Kaila DeLany as the most outstanding recitalist for her very moving performance of a movement from Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Victor Wooten with special guest Stu Hamm, Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Five-time Grammy award winner, Wooten is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. He has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. Wooten was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, twohanded tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics. Title of Show, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell; Feb. 6-23, at New Stage Theatre, inside Country Day World School, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. For performance times and ticket information, call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org. Title of Show is a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter about a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter. Its very specificity gives it broad appeal, as it takes a thoroughly unique and comical look at the pleasures and perils of the artistic process. Thoroughly Modern Millie, with book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 28 through March 16, 2014, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a fast-paced, energetic musical comedy set in the roaring s. Taking place in New York City in 1922, Millie Dillmount has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Its a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. The production will feature Linda Weir as director and Amy Phillips as choreographer.Clearwater Our Town, by Thornton Wilder; Dec. 5-15, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. It is a play in three acts that explores the lives of the Gibbs and Webb families living in a small, quintessentially American town in New Hampshire. Wilder described it as a little play with all the big subjects in it. The Stage Manager is narrator throughout the play describing the locations (as scenery is sparse) and making key observations about the world the play creates. Michael McDonald: This Christmas An Evening of Holiday and Hits, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $82. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. With a career that encompasses five Grammy Awards, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the worlds most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. From s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as What A Fool Believes and solo hits like I Keep Forgettin through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, McDonald is an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.St. Petersburg Mix 100.7s Acoustic Christmas show, Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $41.50. Call 893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com. Pop singersongwriter Colbie Caillat will join the Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, ZZ Ward and Michael Franti for the holiday show. Caillat, who was rejected twice by American Idol and became first known to fans through MySpace, debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles Bubbly and Realize. A year later, she won a Grammy for Lucky, a duet with Jason Mraz. In 2009, she was named Billboard magazines 94th best-selling music artist of the 2000-2009 decade. Caillat has sold more than six million albums worldwide and more than 10 million singles. The Goo Goo Dolls made their mark 20 years ago and recently released their latest album, Magnetic. Renowned for their commercially successful 1998 single Iris, the band has released nine albums, had 14 top ten singles on various charts and sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Iris was ranked No. 1 on Billboards Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012 chart last October. Magnetic has 11 news songs from the celebratory single Rebel Beat to the love-rediscovery ballad Slow It Down to the blue-collar anthem Keep the Car Running. Band members are primary singer, songwriter and guitarist John Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takas and drummer Mike Malinin. The Fray, a rock band from Denver, achieved national success with their debut album, How to Save a Life, in 2005. The single, Over My Head (Cable Car), became a Top 10 hit in the United States, and the release of their second single, How to Save a Life, brought them worldwide fame. The song charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top five single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.St. Pete Beach 19th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete Beach. The show will feature a wide variety of crafts such as finely handcrafted jewelry and pet and spa products. Visit www.artfestival.com.Gulfport USA Dance Monday, Dec. 16, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.November 28, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Pace yourself, Capricorn. The holiday season is just getting underway. Give too much of yourself now, and you wont have any to give later.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 True to form, youre on top of your game, at home and at work. There is nothing you cannot do this week, Aquarius. A web of deceit begins to unravel.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Shape up, or ship out, Pisces. There are many others waiting in the wings, so if your heart is not in it, move aside. Hope blooms at home.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Duty calls, Aries. Heed it and give it your all. You will reap more rewards than you know. A task at home must be divided and conquered.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Party invites arrive by the handful. Choose the best and leave the rest, Taurus. Financial objectives are met, and you have some to spare.GeminiMay 21 June 21 The gift list grows. You better get shopping, Gemini. Start someplace youve never been. Dcor needs require some thinking out-side of the box.CancerJune 22 July 22 Nothing is etched in stone, Cancer. If you need to make some changes, then do so. Your friends will understand. A financial endeavor pans out.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Dreams grow, but resources stay in short supply. No need to worry, Leo. Things will eventually equal out. A deadline is extended just in time.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 A problem festers. Leave it be, Virgo. It is not your problem to fix. A major renovation at home tests patience but ends well. Invites arrive by the handful.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 The secret is out, and you are free to speak about the matter. Be open but tactful, Libra. Opportunity rarely knocks more than once. Dont miss out.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Youre not much of a risktaker, but an offer this week is too good to pass up. Go for it, Scorpio. Its yours for the taking. A party date is near.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Fancy that, Sagittarius. Someone is in dire need, and you come to their rescue. Be careful that you dont make a habit of it. A card bears good news. Across1. Baker's dozen? 5. Bed board 9. Corolla part 14. Withdraw gradually 15. Container weight 16. Deposed leader, perhaps 17. Betrothal gifts (2 wds) 20. Do museum work 21. Short, sharp drum sound (hyphenated) 22. Jail, slangily 23. Balances 25. Without previous examination (2 wds) 29. Not yet dry 32. Doing nothing 33. Fail to see 34. Kidney waste product 36. Approaches 38. Brown-capped mushroom 39. Blends 40. Am able to (old style) 41. Experienced 43. Sean Connery, for one 44. Antiquity, in antiquity 45. Expressions of loathing 48. Wilkes-___, Pa. 49. Elephant's weight, maybe 50. Stanley Kowalksi's wife 53. Rat 57. Respect of one nation for another's laws (3 wds) 60. Gorillalike 61. Old Glory 62. Clothing 63. Airheaded 64. Sort 65. Eye afflictionDown1. The America's Cup trophy, e.g. 2. Characteristic carrier 3. Comedian's stock 4. "Invasion of the Body ___," film 5. Chest protector 6. Flimsy, as an excuse 7. "___ we having fun yet?" 8. Big ___ Conference 9. Yearly (2 wds) 10. Leaves 11. Hair colorer 12. Aquatic plant 13. "___ we forget" 18. Attack 19. Certain surgeon's "patient" 23. Core 24. Evening bell 25. Because 26. Archetype 27. Pituitary, e.g. 28. Neigh softly 29. Expression that radio message will be acted upon 30. ___ a high note (2 wds) 31. Exams 35. Plastics containing organic material 37. Furtive 42. Power 46. Inside shot? (hyphenated) 47. Barfly's binge 48. Seventh heaven 50. Bunch 51. Pith helmet 52. Give off, as light 53. Become unhinged 54. Boor 55. May racing event, for short 56. "___ quam videri" (North Carolina's motto) 58. "How ___ Has the Banshee Cried" (Thomas Moore poem) 59. Bug out Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudoku CrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week

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Expires December 5, 2013Lunch or Dinner112813 HALF OFF Serving Beer & WineNow Taking Catering Holiday Orders! 101713 112813 082913 Music sceneCapitol Theatre welcomes Michael McDonald; Chris Cornell plays the Mahaffey By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. The 97X Next Big Thing concert will be Saturday, Dec. 7, noon, at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.97xonline.com. The lineup will feature Thirty Seconds to Mars, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Dirty Heads, Manchester Orchestra, Pepper, Sleeping with Sirens, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and Saints of Valor. The 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $26. Call 813301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com. This years lineup will feature Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Paramore, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony and Travie McCoy. The Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road series will present Blast Friday with Little River Band on Friday, Dec. 27, 5:30 p.m. The will be presented on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage in downtown Clearwater. This free street festival will feature a variety of vendors as well as food, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Little River Band was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. With their good song writing, powerful vocals and guitar harmonies, they immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the s and as. Some of their chart-topping hits include Its a Long Way There, Help Is On Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady and Cool Change. A limited number of VIP packages are also available which includes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage, one beer and one slice of pizza from Tonys Pizzeria. VIP packages cost $25. For information, call 791-7400 or visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Capitol Theatre Michael McDonald: This Christmas An Evening of Holiday and Hits, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Rockapella, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. B.B. King, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Jannus Live Alabama Shakes, Friday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. Megadeth, Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Largo Cultural Center Rock n Roll Holiday Concert III featuring Tommy Mara and The Crests and Cornell Gunters Coasters; Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Tony Kennys Christmas Time in Ireland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 The Revivalists, Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Sylhh 7.0, Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Mahlers Symphony No. 1; Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. Chris Cornell, Friday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Mahlers Symphony No. 1; Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Sounds of Celebration; Thursday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. Mix 100.7 Acoustic Christmas featuring Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray and ZZ Ward; Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Holiday Pops; Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 and 8 p.m. Chris Isaak, Sunday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Arab Idols 2013 Stars, Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. The Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Nate Najars Jazz Holiday, Saturday, Dec. 14, 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 August Burns Red, Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. The Devil Wears Prada, Sunday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Bonnie Raitt, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Yanni, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Yanni, Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Huey Lewis and The News, Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Bowzers Holiday Rock n Roll Party, Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Hungarian Stage Folk Ensemble, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Mahlers Symphony No. 1; Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Fresh Beat Band, Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. New York Tenors Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Holiday Pops; Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. A Peter White Christmas, Monday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Trace Adkins Christmas Show, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Rockapella Holiday, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ZZ Top, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Galbraith Group, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Unknown Hinson, Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Suncoast Blues Society Holiday Party featuring the Nick Moss Band and the Lauren Mitchell Band, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Dean Johanesen, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Hendrix, Osborne & Key, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Zach Deputy, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. Donna the Buffalo, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip perssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Danny Brown, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Papadosio, Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Rocking the Holidays, Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Jon Olivas Pain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Chiodos, Friday, Dec. 20, 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: Holiday Pops; Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. 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.Tampa Bay Times Forum Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Donny and Marie Christmas, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Andrea Bocelli, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.Tampa Theatre Lyle Lovett, Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre is at 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Call 813274-8982 or visit www.tampa theatre.org.Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center Christmas with the Baltimore Consort, Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet, Sunday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The center is at 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.USF Sun Dome Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. The Sun Dome is on the USF Tampa Campus at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813974-3004.For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com. Photo by JAKE CHESSUM/MAHAFFEY THEATER Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATRE Photo by AUTUMN DE WILDE/THE FUN STAR Above, Jannus Live welcomes Alabama Shakes Dec. 6. At left, Chris Cornell plays the Mahaffey Theater Dec. 6. At center, Michael McDonald brings his holiday concert to Capitol Theatre Dec. 18.

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Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETS 112813 Silent Auction of Fully Decorated Christmas Trees, Vacation Packages, Rum Cakes & More to Benet Local Toy Drives. Saturday, December 7 10am-5pm 2013 holiday calendars in Tampa Bay are filled with fun By SUZETTE PORTERIt doesnt take snow to celebrate the winter holidays in Pinellas County. Plenty of festive fun can be found throughout each and every town, including the following.Holiday boat parades St Pete Beach and South Pasadena holiday lighted boat parade ST. PETE BEACH The St Pete Beach and South Pasadena holiday lighted boat parade is Friday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. The event starts at the Blind Pass Bridge and heads south to the Bayway Bridge. There are cash and other prizes available to winning entries. Entry is free. Entries are limited. To register your boat or get more information contact Mandy Edmunds at 363-9245 or a.edmunds@stpetebeach.org. Island Estates Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade CLEARWATER The 2013 Memorial Holiday Boat Parade, organized by the Island Estates Yacht Club, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a pre-parade captains meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Clearwater Yacht Club, 830 S. Bayway Blvd. Call 447-6000. The decorated boats will assemble in Mandalay Channel located between Island Estates and Clearwater Beach at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the lead boat will proceed northward through Mandalay Channel. Then the parade will weave in and out of many of the Island Estate canals before heading over to Coachman Park around 8 p.m. From there the boats will go under the new Memorial Causeway Bridge turning into the Clearwater Marina Channel before navigating to the Clearwater Yacht Clubs judging stand. Cash and gift certificate prizes, donated by many area businesses, will be awarded to the bestdecorated boats. There is no parade entry fee. Anyone interested in participating can call IEYC Fleet Captain Paul Lightfoot at 744-1728 oremailliteft@msn.com. The Island Estates Yacht Club Boat Parade is one of the largest and most popular marine events in the Clearwater area. This is its 39th year. The parade honors the memory of Island Estates Yacht Club members who have passed away during the year. Redington Beaches and Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade REDINGTON BEACHES/INDIAN SHORES The Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade Committee announced that the 2013 edition of the annual Holiday Boat Parade will be staged on Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. Participating boats are requested to rendezvous just north of the Tom Stuart (Madeira Beach) Causeway at approximately 5:45 p.m. This year, the committee hopes to increase the value of the prizes distributed to the winning boats. Last year, the total prize value exceeded $4,000, shared among the almost 30 boats entered. As in previous years, the boats will cover a route following the Intracoastal Waterway from just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge (Redington Beach) to The Pub restaurant in Indian Shores. The route meanders into the creeks and canals that branch off the ICW, passing along the shoreline of each of the participating communities. The Captains meeting for participating boats is Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., at the Town Hall of North Redington Beach, 190 173rd Ave., North Redington Beach. The awards ceremony will take place at The Pub Restaurant, the major sponsor of the parade, following the arrival of the last boat parade participant. Again this year, Steve Westphal, owner of The Pub, has graciously extended an invitation to all participants to dock their boats overnight in the restaurants marina. For more information about the Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Boat Parade, call Dave Will, Committee Chairman at 459-9710.Holiday parades Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade LARGO The third annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., through Largos Old Northwest neighborhood. Last year, more than 2,000 people came out to watch more than 60 floats in the parade. The Largo High School marching band will participate this year. Participation in the parade is $50 per decorated float. All proceeds go to the Suncoast Voices for Children Foundation. Sponsorship costs $250 and includes a business logo on the parade banner at the front of the parade. The parade is scheduled before the Holiday Stroll in Largo Central Park. For more information and to register, visit discoverlargo.com. Holiday Street Parade INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The city of Indian Rocks Beach is planning its annual holiday street parade and invites groups and citizens to participate. The parade lineup converges Dec. 8 at noon at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Second Street. At 1 p.m., it will begin to weave throughout each finger, ending at Kolb Park, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. The parade route is 23 miles. After the parade, the city will host its annual childrens holiday party in the civic auditorium, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Entry forms must be completed via mail or fax by Dec. 5. To obtain a form visitwww.indian-rocks-beach.com. Call Diane Erb at 595-2517. Holiday Illuminated Night Parade SEMINOLE The ninth annual Holiday Illuminated Night Parade is Sunday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. on 113th Street North from the Seminole Mall to the Seminole Recreation complex. This event is co-sponsored by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seminole. For more information, call the Chamber at 3923245. St. Pete Beach Holiday Parade ST. PETE BEACH St. Pete Beach Holiday Parade is Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. Parade route and application for entry is on the St Pete Beach Recreation Departments website at www.spbrec.com. Category awards will be given out. For more information, call Mandy Edmunds at 727-363-9245 or a.edmunds @stpetebeach.org.Holiday events and light displays Lights in the Gardens to open LARGO The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundations Holiday Lights in the Gardens will be open from Friday, Nov. 29, to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stroll through this years display of more than 750,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. A donation of $2 per person (13 years and older) is recommended. Events scheduled during the Holiday Lights include a Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation gift and plant sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a dog parade on Sunday, Dec. 29, starting at 1 p.m. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens remain open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day, with free admission during daylight hours. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100. Largo Holidays in the Park Arts & Crafts Show LARGO Celebrate the holidays with a weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original and unique items Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Largo Central Park. Largo Holidays in the Park Arts & Crafts Show includes specialty food vendors, Christmas carolers and spectacular holiday lights in the park. Santa Claus will visit, so bring the kids. There will be lots of giveaways and raffles for cash gift cards and grand prizes. Free drawings are held three times per day. Grand prizes are at end of each day. Visit loganjadepromotions.com or call 321300-4509. Oakdale Christmas Light display ST. PETERSBURG The Oakdale Christmas Light display opens Friday, Nov. 29, and continues through Jan. 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at 2719 Oakdale St. S., St. Petersburg. The display includes about 500,000 lights on a half-acre lot. A walking yard tour includes an 18-train HO scale model railroad, moving and animated items, inflatables, lighted figures and displays. Enjoy hands-on games and bubble machines for the kids. Several trees tower over the display, including one rising to 70 feet. The free Christmas display started in 1977 and was among the top three finalists on NBCs Today Show, Ill Be Home for Christmas. It also was featured on HGTVs All Out Christmas Special and in People Magazine. It takes 10 people about three months to install. About 10 trailer loads bring items from storage. The display is powered by three electrical meters. To get to the display, take I275 to exit 22 (old exit 9), which is 175 E. Turn right on Fourth Street, heading south. Go 1 mile, crossing over 22nd Avenue South. Next street on left is Oakdale. Go two blocks, park or look. For more information, visit ChristmasDisplay.org. Chanukah Extravaganza ST. PETERSBURG The 10th annual Chanukah Extravaganza is Sunday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m. The Pardes Rock Band will be rolling into town for a rocking performance. The Chabad Jewish Center invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the extravaganza, featuring the Pardes Rock Band. The event is free of charge. Pardes is a Jewish rock band that defines the current state in the evolution of Jewish music. The band brings positive spiritual content together with rock sound and a hint of Mediterranean and Hassidic influence, and creates todays Jewish rock. The live shows performed by the band are always an uplifting experience where the audience is taken on an inspiring spiritual journey. Music is the path to the soul, and Pardes delivers. Take a walk down memory lane while enjoying delicious hot brisket sandwiches, knishes, and jelly donuts, among other food concessions. Bring your family to enjoy flying on the bungee jumping and inflatable slide. Children will enjoy crafts and face painting. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant Menorah. Chanukah, a celebration for all time is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. For more information, call the Chabad Jewish Center at 3444900. Winters Miracle on Cleveland Street CLEARWATER Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium offer Winters Miracle on Cleveland Street Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 10 p.m. The festivities kick-off with the official lighting of the all-new Capitol Theatre sign atop the nearly completed theatre by Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, city and business leaders and officials from Ruth Eckerd Hall. The first 250 children (age 12 and under) will receive an exclusive holiday Winter plush toy. Presented by Bright House Networks, this free holiday festival returns for the sixth year when downtown Clearwaters Cleveland Street District is transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with Floridas largest natural snow slide, holiday crafts, train rides, inflatable attractions and an outdoor ice skating rink. Entertainment will include the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts tap dancers and live music from Tampa Bays favorite party band, Late Night Brass. Jon Bowzer Bauman, a founding member of Rock n Roll Hall of Famers Sha-Na-Na will be the Master of Ceremonies. Winters Dolphin Tale Adventure, located in the Harborview Center at the corner of Osceola and Cleveland streets, will be open to the public with free admission. Children will be able to have their photograph taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy the Hurricane Blizzard and the many educational exhibits inside. Families can participate in a scavenger hunt along Cleveland Street to win great prizes including tickets to upcoming performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the allnew Capitol Theatre. Other prizes include a register-to-win for the opportunity to be an extra in the upcoming film Dolphin Tale 2, an exclusive behind the scenes Dolphin Tale 2 family experience and exclusive Dolphin Tale 2 prizes. The festival will feature a variety of vendors throughout Cleveland Street providing holiday-themed food and refreshments. Holiday in the Park PINELLAS PARK The 11th annual Holiday in the Park event is set for Friday, Dec. 6, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, noon to 9 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. This community-wide family event will feature childrens games, entertainment, photos with Santa, hayrides, a childrens train ride and more. Call 541-0895 for more information. Holiday concert BELLEAIR The town of Belleairs holiday concert is Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Call 518-3728. Christmas lighting ceremony ST. PETE BEACH Pass-AGrille Beach Community Church will host a Christmas lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., outside the church at 107 16th Ave. All residents are invited to attend and join in the singing of Christmas carols while enjoying hot cocoa and homemade cookies. For more information on this and other church activities, call the church office at 360-5508 or email admin@pagchurch.org. Trees and Traditions LARGO Heritage Village will present Trees and Traditions, a Pinellas holiday celebration from 1850 through 1950, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special day of holiday-related activities includes childrens activities and crafts, holiday music, tours, a special visit from Santa Claus and a Holiday Marketplace. For more details, see page 8B. Holiday showcase LARGO Enjoy an afternoon of dancing and singing Largos Holiday Showcase Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The Tutterow Dancers, The Mcmillans, The Bates, The Indian Rocks Christian School Student Choir and the Strolling Carolers all will perform in the grand ballroom. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Safford House Victorian Christmas TARPON SPRINGS Annual Safford House Victorian Christmas, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 12-14, at Safford House Museum, 23 Parkin Court. Hours will be Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for members and children age 3 to 18. Attendees will have an opportunity to ring in the holidays and stroll through the 1883 Safford House beautifully decorated for the holidays in Victorian style. Guests may enjoy refreshments and the unique holiday gift shop and tour the house with Governor Anson Safford (Bruce Miller) as he describes Victorian holiday traditions and life. There also will be live performances of holiday music during the tour. Special Victorian games and activities will be scheduled for children on Saturday. Call 942-5605 or visit TarponArts.org.Special community events South Pasadena Best of Lights contest SOUTH PASADENA The city of South Pasadena is conducting a Best of Lights Contest for 2013. All businesses, homeowners and multi-family complexes (condominiums, mobile home parks, etc.) are invited to display lights during the holidays for consideration. Lights can be placed on the storefront or the exterior and need to be visible from the street. Holiday signs, window painting and twinkling lights are allowed. There will be two winners in each category: first place and first runner-up. First place winners will receive a framed award certification and an official yard sign. Runners up will receive certificates. The first-place winners and runners up will be selected by the Beautification Committee on Dec. 12. Signs and certificates will be presented at the citys regular commission meeting on Jan. 14. The citys cable channel 615 will display winners names throughout the holiday season. Soccer with Santa SEMINOLE The Seminole Youth Athletic Association hosts its seventh annual Soccer with Santa Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 12100 90th Ave., Seminole. The event includes a Seminole Elks Basketball Shootout, soccer games, pictures with Santa, craft fair, sports vendors, bounce houses, raffles, silent auctions, team photos and more. Lunch is $3 and includes pizza, ice cream and a drink. Free booths for vendors. For more information, email Sherri McCarthy at andycap1@tampabay.rr.com or call 235-3378. Breakfast with Santa TREASURE ISLAND The St. Petersburg Lions Club plans its annual Breakfast With Santa event Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lions Club Beach House, 9300 W. Gulf Blvd. Admission is free but those attending are asked to bring a can or bag of pet food for Santa and his reindeer. The pet food will be donated to the PetPal Animal Shelter. Those planning to attend should register by Dec. 6. Call Sally at 813-965-2534 or email LionSally@gmail.com.Holiday entertainment Holiday Party of One LARGO Holiday Party of One, by Alison Burns with musical arrangements by Stan Collins; Dec. 5-20, at New Stage Theatre, inside Country Day World School, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. For performance times and ticket information, call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org. This Tampa Bay holiday traditional finds a home at New Stage Theatre after its highly acclaimed run in 2012. Written by local talents Alison Burns and Karla Hartley, this hilarious holiday treat follows three overworked, out of touch, people as they, once again, get caught up in the mad rush of the holidays that is until Lucky, a Christmas elf, comes to the rescue. The second half of the evening is a unique cabaret of holiday favorites. This production is fun for the whole family. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 CLEARWATER Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013, Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. For more details, see page 1B. Bowzers Rock & Roll Holiday Party CLEARWATER Sixth annual Bowzers Rock & Roll Holiday Party hosted by Jon Bowzer Bauman, Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. The show will feature Lesley Gore, Lou Christie, Lenny Welch, Joey Dee, Bowzer & The Stingrays and Rocky & The Rollers with special guests Johnny Contardo and Henry Gross, formerly of Sha Na Na. While attending Columbia University in New York in 1969, student Jon Bauman along with his fellow classmates combined their love for the classics of Rock & Roll with a dynamic theatrical approach to form Sha Na Na. The as legends eighth professional gig was opening for Jimi Hendrix 44 years ago this summer at The Woodstock Festival. Bauman went on to become a VJ on the music channel VH-1 during its first two years. Hes appeared on several television series, such as Miami Vice. He also hosted the Hollywood Squares half of the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour. Bauman has spoken on behalf of musicians and helped pass legislation, known as the Truth in Music Act, that compels any group using the name of a classic group have at least one of the original members. Russian Christmas LARGO A Russian Christmas performed by the State Choir of Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largo arts.com. Celebrate the holiday season with this unique cultural experience. This company of 45 singers was founded from the merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR. Music critics have praised this spectacular group and rave of the flawless vocal technique and crystal-clear, precise intonation.For more holiday events, visit www.TBNweekly.com.

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Classieds 5B Leader, November 28, 2013 35. Mobile Home Sales 145. Unfurnished Houses 175. Unfurnished Apts. 195. Seasonal Rentals 301. Clinical Study 485. Help Wanted 1. House SalesBELLEAIR BLUFFS No Flood Insurance Worries Here. Nice 2BR/2BA w/ Florida Room and One Car Garage. John Doran Realty (727)447-9579. ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA Too Cute For Words. For Photos and More Information Visit: www.7623gulfblvd.com. $189,000. Jared Salzman, Century 21/Jim White & Associates. (727)515-3462 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesPANORAMIC WATER VIEW 2BR/2BA Condo On Lake Seminole Peninsula. Motivated Seller! $125,000. Virgil Sweet, Charles Rutenberg Realty, (727)410-1205. 20. Condo SalesSHIPWATCH YACHT & TENNIS CLUB 2BR/2BA, 1,245SF, Walk to Beach, No Flood Zone. Granite/ Tile, Updated Throughout. $190,000. Furnished. (727)595-1662. llydon@tampabay.rr.com MADEIRA BEACH Sea Towers, Waterfront, High Floor, 1BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Furnished, +Carport. (727)546-0215, (727)512-3520. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. NEAR BELLEAIR, BEAUTIFUL BUILDING LOT 100 x 100. Zoned R3. End of a quiet street! Manufactured home OK. $30,000. (727)773-6211 091913 SEMINOLE: 13124 92nd Avenue. Near Schools. 3BR/2BA/2CG, Bonus Room, C/H/A, Fireplace, Patio, Fenced yard. Tile floors throughout. $1,400/Month +security. (727)515-5481. SEMINOLE 4BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Large Fenced Yard. No Pets. $1,175/Mo. +Security. Will Accept Section 8. (727)415-0660. BELLEAIR 2BR + DEN /2BA Corner Lot, Covered Porch. $1,600/month w/ Lawn Service. (727)804-9350 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, 55+, Ground Floor, $675/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 BELLEAIR BLUFFS, Harbor Club 2BR/2BA, Overlooks Intracoastal. Includes W/S/T, Cable. No Pets. $1,500/Mo. Yearly. (304)673-4726. SEA TOWERS, 55+. 2BR/2BA Corner Unit. 3 Month Minimum/ Full-Time Considered. Furnished, Cute & Clean. (847)639-5969 160. Unfurnished CondosNEW ATLANTIS CLUB 2BR/1BA First Floor, New Carpeting. Walk To Shopping. No Pets. $750/Mo. www.ShipwatchRealty.com Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. BELLEAIR BLUFFS 2BR/2BA First Floor Corner, Covered Parking, Pool, W/D Inside. No Pets. $800/Mo. (727)581-2103. NEAR DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER 1BR/1BA, W/D in Unit., Pool, Exercise Room. $850/Month, Includes W/S/T. Annual. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. FIVE TOWNS/ ST. PETE: Lakefront, 2BR/2BA, 55+, 1,100SF, Screened Lanai. $850/Month. FREE Heat, Water, Cable. (727)397-5007. SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, Corner Unit, W/D Hookup. Garden Tubs, Walk-in Closets, Screened Patio, 5/Minutes from Beach, Gated, Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Resort-style Pool, Tennis Court, Beautiful Views, Internet access. $1,045/Month. (727)480-0927. 170. Furnished Apts.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $179/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts.AFFORDABLE & CLEAN DUNEDIN Room, $85/Wkly. LARGO Studio, $145/Wkly. Free Electric & Water. No Pets. Call Or Click 586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Standard, Unfurnished, Annual. Winter Rentals; 1BR Deluxe & 2BR/2BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFS Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Non-smoking Center Courtyard w/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. Call for Info (727)754-0444 BELLEAIR BLUFFS Clean & Quiet. 2BR/1BA, $750/Mo. 1BR/1BA, $650/Mo. Includes W/S/G. Cat OK. (727)455-2260. LARGO, 215B 11TH ST. SW. 2BR, Duplex, C/H/A, Nice Condition, Laundry/ Utility Room, Smoke Free, Credit Check, $675/Month, (727)584-6283. NICELY UPDATED, LARGE 2BR/1BA, Convenient Location, Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. $795/Mo. Low Deposit. Private Owners. Call (727)224-8690. NORTH ST. PETE, 1BR/1BA Includes A/C, Water, Trash. On-site Laundry. $650/Month. +Deposit, Lease. (727)692-0899. LARGO 1BR/1BA 55+, No Pets. $600/month + Electric. (727)953-7602 or (727)643-9142 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs starting at: $329/week +tax through 12/31/13. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. Ask about our Fall Specials! (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY: DANS ISLAND Furnished, 2BR/2BA Condo. Beautiful Intracoastal View! $1,800/Month. Annual. (404)723-5690. CLEARWATER BEACH Furnished, Large 1BR or 2BR Condo. Pool, Seasonal/ Annual. Monthly Available. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 2BR/1BA IRB CONDO On Intracoastal. Close To Beach & Park. 1st Floor Corner. Front Door Parking. Pets Okay. $1,100/Mo. Annual. (727)599-5229. ISLAND ESTATES: 1BR/1BA, Beautiful Waterview, Mintues To Beach, Publix. Annual, $900/Mo. Seasonal, $1,400/Mo. (773)550-1878, (773)286-2051. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual lease only. No pets. Non-smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. AVAILABLE NOW!2 Bedroom/2 Bath Second Floor Apartment 1050 Sq. Ft. $950.00/Month Includes Extended Cable, Water, Sewer & Trash. Updated Kitchen Cabinets Dishwasher, Ceiling Fan. Updated Bathroom Vanities. DONT MISS THIS GORGEOUS APARTMENT!(727) 585-3723WWW.IMPERIALPALMS.COM 11141355+ Community & Pet Friendly SAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Unfurnished, Large 2BR or 3BR Condo, Pool, Seasonal/ Annual. Monthly Available. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsNEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira Beach, 1BR. Includes W/S/G, Cable. Pets OK. $555/Mo. +$300 Sec. (727)393-1628. AFFORDABLE CONVENIENT Medium 1BR $125/Week. Monster 1BR $185/Week with C/H/A. Large 2BR $175/Week. Rent includes W/S/G/L. Pet Friendly. All Ages. Gulf Breeze MHP. (727)474-1074 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, HEARTBREAK HOUSE A PEACE MAKER. Quiet, Furnished, Share House, Pool, Cable, W/D, All Included. $130/Week and Up. B.G.C. (727)288-1090. ROOMMATE WANTED Redington Beach. Unfurnished. Smoker, Non-drinker OK. MUST Have Job, Car, Drivers License. $400/Month. (727)253-2317 255. Accom. To ShareFEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED Private Bedroom/ Bath in North St Pete. $500/Month Includes Utilities. (727)475-6509. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Perfect For Dog Grooming, Massage, Nails, Yoga, Etc, Etc. Use Your Creativity! Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. 301. Clinical StudyIRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) Are Diarrhea and Abdominal Discomfort putting a cramp in your lifestyle? Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating may be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you have IBS, you may be eligible for a research study enrolling now. If you qualify for this study, you may receive at no no cost: Investigational medication for IBS; study related care from a local doctor; compensation for time and travel. Contact Joann at: Florida Center for Gastroenterology (727)544-1600 or email clinicalstudiesfcfg@yahoo.com for more information. 8250 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 200, Largo MISCELLANEOUS 302. Tickets 345. Lost & FoundLOST DOG: Miniature Pinscher, black/brown female, missing since 11/6, area of Rosery Rd., Largo. Heartbroken owner. REWARD. (727)470-9799. Lost Camera: Black Canon Point & Shoot, 11/17 eve. in north parking lot of Middle Grounds Restaurant, Treasure Island. REWARD. (727)593-5303. 355. AdoptionARE YOU PREGNANT? A Childless, Married Couple, (in our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 435. Adult Care & Svcs.CAREGIVER/ COMPANION 30-Years Experience, Excellent References. I Will Meet All Your Loved Ones Needs! Available for Errands/ Doctor Appointments. (727)259-4515. SENIORS DAILY ADULT CARE Enrich Your Daily Lives. Conversing & Interacting w/ Other Seniors in a Happy, Friendly & Beautiful Environment. Join Us Today! (727)667-2775 CARE GIVER Available Daily Visits, Outings, Appointments, Shopping, Travel, Errands, Pet Sitting. Honest, Reliable. Affordable. Over 20/Years Experience. (727)773-6293. 485. Help Wanted Ages 18-64 Medicare, Medicaid, Self Pay Not Accepted 6 Months No Cost(727)447-3434Southeast Regional Arthritis Center 112113 101013-1 EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 EXPERIENCED Housekeepers wanted. P/T, Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club 19607 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores RESIDENT AIDES Pinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP SERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. We have FT & PT multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. We offer competitive wages. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. or send resume to: Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust Be Reliable, Fast Paced. People Needed For Setting Travel Club Appointments. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission 26-35 Hrs/ Wk. Apply In Person; Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000 Ext. 0. American Travel, 9466 Seminole Blvd. COOK/ BAKER Pinecrest Place Retirement Community Located in Largo is Seeking Candidates for PT Cook/ Baker Position. Are You Looking for Extra Money for the Holidays? If So, We Are Looking For Temporary Part Time Help on our Culinary Staff. Applicants Required to have Experience Working With Food Preparation, Event Planning, Creativity and Motivation to Excel A Plus. Some Weekend Hours Required. Please complete an application at 1150 8th Ave. SW; Largo or Fax Fesume to 727-581-8409 or E-mail to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com EOE; Drug Screen, Background Check & Fingerprinting Required. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER PT/FT. Seminole/Largo. Must Be Available Monday-Friday, 9-4. Clean Background. Must Have Own Transportation. (727)804-1116 THRIFT STORE MANAGER II in Dunedin ----------------------Applicants must have at least five (5) successful years of work experience in a supervisory, retail position.----------------------$41,000 Annually Full-Time EXCELLENT BENEFITS APPLY BY EMAIL TO: Jeremy Buzbee Sheriffs Ranches Enterprises Director of Thrift Storesjbuzbee@ youthranches.org EOE/DFWP 072513 CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS 175. Unfurnished Apts 175. Unfurnished Apts SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted FAXYOU R CLASSIFIED ADSFax Number399-2042at your convenience 24 Hours A Day!Please include for billing: Name and Address (include street address if P.O. Box is used). Contact person for billing and number where we can reach contact person Monday through Friday, 8:005:00 p.m. All Fax ads will be veried prior to publication. Deadline Monday Noon, Holiday Changes will be published. For Assistance Call397-5563 LOOK NO FURTHERIf you need to increase your business, our Professional Services Directory is where to place your ad. Reach over 200,000 readers each week. Call the classied department at 397-5563 today.Beacon Leader Bee

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6B Professional Services Leader, November 28, 2013 PROFESSIONALSERVICES CASH PAID727.641.0903CALL 7:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. GOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY, WATCHES, ANTIQUES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FISHING EQUIPMENT, KNIVES AND MORE. ONE ITEM OR ENTIRE ESTATE. WE COME TO YOU.110713 To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds www.tbnweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 505. Part-Time Help 485. Help Wanted 525. Medical Help 535. Business Opportunities 660. Wanted to Buy 885. Autos Wanted 915. Boat-Marine Svc. EXPERIENCED HAIRSTYLIST Booth Rental, Seminole. (727)398-6600. HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED For beach resort condos. Full or part time. Apply in person Tuesday-Friday from 9am-3pm. RamSea Resort 17200 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, 33708 Ask for Mariann or Carol. (727)397-0441. Background check required. FRONT DESK CLERK/RESERVATIONIST For busy vacation rental management company in North Redington Beach. Full time. Includes reservations, guest/owner services, daily accounting, reporting, inspections, etc. Experience preferred. Looking for mature, honest, reliable people person. Please fax resume to (727)397-8894, Attn: Julie Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 LPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. Part-time, Weekends Only. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. P/T RECREATION LEADER CITY OF GULFPORT. Immediate Evening Position Available For the Teen Night Program. Min. Req. HS Diploma and Prior Experience in Youth Recreation Activities. Entry $10.46/hr. Background, Drug Screen and Physical Will Be Conducted. Open Until Filled. Submit Application to 2401 53rd St. South. or Via Fax to (727)893-1026. EOE. P/T STAFF ASSISTANT CITY OF GULFPORT. Seeking an Experienced Office Professional to Assist Our Staff Within City Hall. Min. Req. HS Diploma, Strong Customer Service Skills and Two Years of Responsible Secretarial/ Staff Assistant Experience Required. $11.54/hr. Background, Drug Screen and Physical Will Be Conducted. Open Until Filled. Submit Application to 2401 53rd St. South or Via Fax to (727)893-1026. EOE. 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T PREP COOK Sous Chef, Public Area Cleaner and Maintenance/Landscaping. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach (727)369-7101 525. Medical HelpCNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 ESTABLISHED HAIR SALON For Sale, 48 Years In Business, Remodeled 5 Years Ago, 8 Stations. Busy Seminole Location. (727)422-8183. 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 600. MerchandiseMOVING MUST SELL! Large Wooden Shed. Well Built, Has Dbl. Doors & Window w/Screen, Price Reduced To $750. Aprilia Sport City 250 w/Warranty, $3,200. Buy The Scooter, Get The Shed FREE! LR Small Maple Table w/Drawer, $15. Large Loveseat, Green, Dbl. Reclining, $50. Rug, 4x6, Green w/Leaf Pattern, $25. Large Armoire w/Shelves & Drawers, $75. Maple Night Stand, $10. Motor Scooter, Other Misc. Items. Come Look! (727)251-2511, (727)459-4220. LAWN MOWERS, GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT! 6 to choose from. My hobby, reconditioned, like new! 5 self-propelled, 1-push & others. Starting $75-$175. Also, 3 blowers, self-propelled leaf vacuum, 1 chain saw. (727)391-6937. JAZZY-PRIDE WHEELCHAIR Beautiful Condition. Brand New Batteries. Asking $575. (727)560-9491. KITCHEN BACK SPLASH TILE Brand New 35 Sheets TESORO Reflections 2x2 Tourmaline Glass Mosaic Tile w/ Adhesive. Originally $500, Now Sale for $300. (727)319-6892 635. Bargain CornerNEW MONGOOSE BICYCLE Red, 16 inch for 10 Year Old Boy. $100. Pick-up Only. (727)596-2003 640. FurnitureWHO NEEDS BLACK FRIDAY? Beautiful Vintage drafting/artists desk w/drawer. 48W x 36H Call for photo. $550. (727)421-9018 WHO NEEDS BLACK FRIDAY? Antique Mahogany Secretary 1920s. Beautiful condition, secret drawers. Original glass & keys. $1,100. Free delivery within reason. Call for photo. (727)421-9018. Advertise Your Business In Our Professional Service Section. Call 397-5563 DIABETIC TEST STRIPSFast Local Pick-Up *Top Dollar Paid!!* Any Type, Any Brand, We Come To You!! Call Bob, (727)204-0478. CASH PAID FOR GOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY, WATCHES, ANTIQUES. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FISHING EQUIPMENT, KNIVES AND MORE. ONE ITEM OR ENTIRE ESTATE. WE COME TO YOU. (727)641-0903, CALL 7AM-10PM CASH PAID BY NEW ENGLAND Collector for Quality Old Items. Dishes, Books, Dolls, Paintings, Watches, Cameras, Coins, Stamps. Dave (207)649-9130. 815. Classic CarsNISSAN 1985 300ZX Runs perfect. One Owner, No Accidents. Body Perfect. 5-Speed Standard. 156K Miles. $1,599. (727)738-4454. CORVETTE 1980, 305 Engine, Automatic Transmission. Low miles. Black on Black. Metal T-top. $10,000, OBO. (727)584-2456. Leave Message. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 AllPowerAuto.com Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. 885. Autos Wanted THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393 ALL AUTOS WANTED With or without title. Any condition, make, year or model. We pay up to $20,000. Free towing. (813)516-0847. $400 & Up Minimum Guaranteed for Junk Vehicles, State Approved Disposal. Serving Pinellas 25 Years. (727)458-3721, (727)564-0831 $400 CASH & UP Complete Unwanted Junk Vehicles In Pinellas County. No Title Okay. Free Tow. (727)710-1702. 910. Boat SlipsWET SLIPS FOR RENTFrom 25-55. Sail Or Power. Easy Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach. Ample Parking $7.55/ Foot (727)641-6465. CALL EARLY TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD 090513-2 The Good, The Bad The UglyCall Now727-400-1910 Got a Car You Wanna Sell022113 AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLINGRUNNING OR NOT, TITLE OR NO TITLE MON. SUN. 9AM 9PM FREE TOW 24/7 SE HABLA ESPAOL(727)286-3209www.WBCFast.com112113WE PAY $400 TO $6,000 CASH! TOMS SPECIALIZED MARINE LLC Yamaha and Mercury Outboard Repair & Repowering. Custom Electronics & Rigging. Winterizing & Seasonal Service. Authorized LandnSea Distributor. Reasonable Rates. (727)744-4352 975. Garage-Yard SalesCHAPEL TREASURES! An Unusual Thrift Shop Full Of Fine Things. Friday & Saturday, 8AM-12PM, 12601 Park Blvd. Seminole. (727)391-2919. We Accept Donations And Drop Offs As Well. coth@coth.org LARGO, OAK CREST MHP CARPORT SALE Saturday-Sunday Dec. 7th-8th, 8am-2pm. 9925 Ulmerton Rd. & Acorn, 435 16th Ave SE. INDIAN ROCKS BEACH ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun. Nov 30th-Dec 1st. 8AM-5PM. This is a Great Time to Drive Through the City and Find Many Bargains. Residents Will Open Their Doors & Sell, Sell, Sell! 980. Moving SalesMOVING MUST SELL! Large Wooden Shed. Well Built, Has Dbl. Doors & Window w/Screen, Price Reduced To $750. Aprilia Sport City 250 w/Warranty, $3,200. Buy The Scooter, Get The Shed FREE! LR Small Maple Table w/Drawer, $15. Large Loveseat, Green, Dbl. Reclining, $50. Rug, 4x6, Green w/Leaf Pattern, $25. Large Armoire w/Shelves & Drawers, $75. Maple Night Stand, $10. Motor Scooter, Other Misc. Items. Come Look! (727)251-2511, (727)459-4220. LARGO, SAT. 8AM-3PM Gently Used Womens Clothes. Furniture, Tools, Cookware, Household Items. 11496 Oak Lane. UNBEATABLE PRICE$! FA$T RE$ULT$!Sell Your Home In The Classieds!CALL TODAY! 397-5563 PALM HILL COUNTRY CLUBS ANNUAL FLEA MARKET CRAFT and BAKED GOODS SALE SATURDAY, 9AM-1PM DECEMBER 7TH North Recreation Center 401 8th Ave. SW, LargoBreakfast and Lunch foods available. 112813 Cabinets AC & Heating Ceramic Tile Computer Services Door Repairs Electrical HandymanWE BEAT HOME-CENTER PRICES 38/Years. Made in our shop. Reface, Repaint, Replace. (727)536-0859, (727)504-0953 Lic#C9362. www.cometcabinetsinc.com ALL WOOD CABINETS, Countertops. Reface/Replace. Free Estimates, Computer Design. 30 Yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959. MC/Visa/Discover. Kustom Kitchen, Inc. www.KustomKitchen.net Carpet Cleaning LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM & Hallway, $65. Also Furniture Cleaning. Carpet Stretching $50/Hr. (727)644-5848, (727)545-3855. CELTIC CARPET CLEANING $99 Whole House Deep Clean! No Hidden Charges! Snowbird Discount. Family Owned & Operated. 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Guests may visit the Heritage Villages historical houses, many of which will be decorated true to their period, locality and lifestyle, from an elaborately decorated Victorian home, to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. Visitors also can find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Beach Cottage Gift Shop. Even Santa will join in the fun, reading letters aloud that children wrote to the St. Petersburg Times in the early 1900s. Children of all ages can enjoy G Scale Model Train layout as well as displays from the Tampa Bay Miniature Enthusiasts. Admission is free to children younger than 12; suggested minimum donation of $2 per adult. The Pinellas County Historical Society sponsors the event. Free parking will be available at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road and the Heritage Village/Florida Botanical Gardens parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road. Heritage VilLangston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.HomefrontGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Frank Gillo Director: Gary Fleder Rated: R Homefront is an action movie about a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. The only problem is he picked the wrong town.Bettie Page Reveals AllGenre: Documentary Cast: Bettie Page Director: Mark Mori Not rated Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Moris Bettie Page Reveals All is an intimate look at one of the worlds most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time. In Moris alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insiders glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early s, unPhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSHeritage Villages historical houses are decorated for the holidays during the Trees and Traditions event on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer music, tours and a special visit from Santa Claus.lage is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call 582-2123. Heritage Village is a living history museum that brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum. Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. Mahaffey to showcase work of Rose Marie PrinsST. PETERSBURG Award-winning mixed media artist Rose Marie Prins is the featured artist at The Mahaffey Theaters second floor Atrium Gallery through Feb. 14. Prins is among a group of professional artists with Creative Clay Cultural Arts Centers ArtLink Supported Employment Program. Her work is displayed as a result of a partnership between Creative Clay and The Mahaffey Theater. Prins exhibit, The East Coast Years, 1996 to 2013, is a retrospective of selected works she created after moving from the Southwest to the East Coast. It features works from the series Bound Crosses and Boundary Crossings, exploring her African roots; War and Peace and the Height in Between, inspired by a poem by American poet Timothy Houghton, and a series begun in 2012, Terra Firma, works that incorporate soil from various locations in the United States. Prins has exhibited in her native country, South Africa, and throughout the United States. She has taught painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media in numerous institutions in the Tampa Bay area including Ringling College of Art and Design, Eckerd College, Hillsborough Community College and the Morean Arts Center during the past 10 years. Her work can be viewed online at www.rosemarieprins.com. An artists reception for The East Coast Years, 1996 to 2013, will be Friday, Jan. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call April Minor at 892-5891 or visit www.themahaffey.com.Art society seeks photography show entriesPINELLAS PARK The Pinellas Park Art Society will host its 25th annual photography show and sale in January 2014. The society has been hosting the annual show since 1989, and has seen thousands of photographic prints over the years. The judged show began with two categories: color prints and black and white prints. The show quickly adapted to digital prints as a third category when it became evident that digital photography would saturate the photo market. A digital print is one that has been digitally manipulated more than 25 percent in photo editing software. A photograph that has only minor editing, such as color correcting, sharpening, etc., is considered either a color print or a black and white print, depending on its printing method. Prizes for the show are a combination of ribbons and cash awards, the amounts depending on the total entry fees and number of prints entered per category. All prints entered in the show must be framed and wired for hanging. Gallery wraps are allowed, but must be wired. Entry fees are $8 for one print, or $20 for three prints for any combination of categories up to three total prints. Entry dates will be Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Monday, Jan. 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd. Winners will be announced at the Pinellas Park Art Societys general meeting in Park Station. For information, visit www.pinellasart.com. OPENING, from page 1Baware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top 10 posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish. With a stunning array of gorgeous photographs, unusual archival material, and playful movie footage, Bettie Page Reveals All shows how Betties unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo courtesy of FOX SEARCHLIGHTForest Whitaker, left, stars as the Rev. Cornell Cobbs and Jacob Latimore as Langston in Black Nativity. Online calendar of eventsRead about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: www.TBNweekly.com. Look for links to the online calendars in the left column.



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Hearing for PSTA referendum setCounty hashes out ballot language to change transporation funding Largo dance group takes top scoreLargos Dance Central took top honors for highest overall score for a junior dance group at the recent Dancemaker Regional Competition in Daytona Beach November 15-17. The dancers, ages 8 to 11 years old, performed Take Off With Us from Bob Fosses All That Jazz, qualifying for nationals in June. ... Page 3A.LARGO Dolphins wild rideAn unforgettable brightness recently pierced a thickly overcast day the way Christmas lights infuse a dusky snowfall with cheer. And, as dolphins do so well, their bright escapade raised questions about what actually goes on at sea. ... Page 16A.OUTDOORS COUNTY2014 legislative program adoptedTop of the legislative program is unfunded mandates that negatively impact local government budgets and control. Unfunded mandates by the state are usually imposed without discussion or consensus from local governments about the impacts they might have on available resources. ... Page 5A.COMMUNITY Share the SpiritThe holiday spirit burns bright in Tampa Bay. Share the Spirit serves as a clearinghouse of information received from businesses, churches and organizations who are working to make the holidays a good time for all. ... Page 13A.Unemployment continues to fall Pinellas Countys rate dropped to 6.2 percent in October ... Page 7A. Also, the Chinese Golden Acrobats come to Largo Cultural Center Dec. 1 ... 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TORRESAbove, the Tutterow dancers performing in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade this year are, front row, from left, Brielle Kennedy, 15, of Largo; Emily Paul, 14, Clearwater; Emily Schulz, 15, of Largo and Shannon Flaharty, 14, of Belleair; back row: Katie Verrastro, 18, of Largo; Landon McFee, 16, of Largo; Madison Aho, 14, of Seminole and Amanda Vaughan, 16, of Seminole. At left, from left, Landon, Emily and Shannon perform the number they will be dancing in New York City from their home dance studio in Largo Community Center Nov. 20. Photo by BRAD RICHARDSONOn to the semifinalsIndian Rocks Christian sophomore running back Theo Anderson (4) shoots past First Baptist Academy defenders Nick Ariztizabal (43) and Zach Williams (36) for a third-quarter touchdown in the Nov. 22 home game against Naples First Baptist Academy. The Golden Eagles rolled to a 28-14 victory in the Class 2A regional finals game, advancing their win streak to nine games. IRCS hosts Hialeah Champagnat Catholic Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., in the state semifinals. The game marks the first time the Golden Eagles have advanced to the state semifinals. See page 14A.Mother, daughter win Hunger Games sweepstakes in NYC Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE MCGOWANBrianna McGowan of Largo poses with Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson on the set of LIVE with Kelly and Michael. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Brianna McGowan was smiling but played it cool as she walked to the front of the set for LIVE with Kelly and Michael and had her picture taken with Hunger Games heartthrob Josh Hutcherson Nov. 19. The 12-year-old from Largo and her mother, Stephanie McGowan, knew they were flying to New York City only four days before that moment, which was captured on the shows Instagram account in a video liked by more than 1,700 people. McGowan was the winner of LIVEs The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Special Access Sweepstakes, which included not only the four-day trip to New York, See SWEEPSTAKES, page 4A By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The eight girls from Tutterow Dance Academy have danced in Disneyland Paris, for American troops stationed in Germany and are scheduled to dance on a cruise ship in March, but this week theyll have a chance at an undeniably iconic experience. Were dancing in the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, dancer Amanda Vaughan told the camera as she was interviewed for a local story on the ABC show The List. The academy submitted a video of the girls dancing to Spirit of American Productions, which organizes the trip and choreography for dancers around the country to participate in the 87th annual parade. The Tutterow dancers, which are based in the Largo Community Center, were selected for the trip. We have really good stage presence, Vaughan explained. Our technique is really solid.Vaughan, 16, of Seminole will be joined by her fellow dancers including: Brielle Kennedy, 15, of Largo; Emily Paul, 14, of Clearwater; Emily Schulz, 15, of Largo; Shannon Flaharty, 14, of Belleair; Katie Verrastro, 18, of Largo; Landon McFee, 16, of Largo and Madison Aho, 14, of Seminole. Tutterow director Debbie Kennedy said she was excited to offer the experience to her students because it is so iconic. These kids will be watching it one day with their children or grandchildren and be able to say, I was in that! I danced in that parade, she said. Seven of the eight girls will be dancing in the same group, though Aho was selected for the second group. We think its because shes so tall, Kennedy said. Along with the parade experience itself, the trip includes a Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise, admission to the Empire State Building and tickets to see the Broadway musical Newsies and the Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. For five of the eight of them, it will be their very first trip to New York City. What a way to experience it, Kennedy said. The girls have been fundraising to afford the trip since finding out they were accepted in April. The routine itself took only a weekend to learn, they said, but the trip will include more rehearsals and more dance numbers. Were excited. I mean, Ive never seen snow, and See PARADE, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER What should come first the levy of the tax or the purpose for the levy? Pinellas County Commissioners spent a portion of their Nov. 19 meeting working on the ballot language for a Nov. 4, 2014 referendum. The countys legal team and attorney for Pinellas County Transit Authority have been negotiating for weeks on how best to ask voters to approve a change in the funding source for transportation needs. Plans call for changing the funding method from an ad valorem tax to a 1 percent sales surtax. The additional money would be used to improve the countys transportation system, including the addition of rail service. County Attorney Jim Bennett prefers ballot language based on what has been used in the past for Penny for Pinellas referendums. PSTA prefers language closer to what has been used in Hillsborough County. The ballot title, which is restricted by state statute to 16 words, is close in both versions. The countys states, Levy of one-percent sales surtax to fund Greenlight Pinellas Plan for countywide-public transit. PSTAs reads, Levy of countywide one-percent sales surtax to fund Greenlight Pinellas Plan for public transit. The words as well as the order of words between the two versions differs more in the summary, which also must adhere to a state-set 36-word count. The countys preferred wording is Shall Pinellas County levy a countywide one-percent sales tax from Jan. 1, 2016, until repealed or reduced by county ordinance to plan, develop, construct, operate, maintain and finance public transit countywide with regional connections, including expanded bus service, bus rapid See REFERENDUM, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .7-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . .13A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-6A Crime report . . . . . . . . .6A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .15A Health . . . . . . . . . . .12A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .16A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .14A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .10A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSTom GermondStores sign makes the stop worthwhile. Page 10A.

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The dancers, ages 8 to 11 years old, performed Take Off With Us from Bob Fosses All That Jazz, qualifying for nationals in June. Kelley King, owner of Dance Central in Largo, choreographed the routine. Dance Central also brought home two first-place and two second-place trophies from the competition. Children can accomplish anything as long as they have proper training and fundamentals, King stated in a press release about the awards. After working nationally as a choreographer as well as touring in Broadway shows, King came home to Seminole to start her own studio. She started Dance Central in 2011, taking over the former Company B Ballet studio. Im really excited about the talent potential that I see in Pinellas, she said. Im very blessed to be working with so many talented and passionate kids. The Seminole High School alumna also choreographs for the high school. Shes readying their drama department for their upcoming district competitions and this years musical production of Annie, Get Your Gun. Photo courtesy of KELLEY KINGA group from Largos Dance Central took top honors at the Dancemaker Regional Competition in Daytona Beach November 1517, including, from left to right, front row: Debbie Henrion, Chloee Visnage and Jennifer Henry; back row: Marie Gladyszak, Gabrielle Bahr, Shelby Winkler, Alexis Benz and Tyler Kaufman. Not pictured with the group is Sofia Mendoza. Photo courtesy of RONALD KAUFMANN JR.Three generations of Kaufmanns took a plunge at Busch Gardens Nov. 5, fulfilling the wish of Ronald Kaufmann Sr. of Largo, pictured in the back, who turned 95 Oct. 25 and requested to ride the Stanley Falls Flume for his birthday. Pictured with him are his son, Ronald Kaufmann Jr., in the front, and his granddaughter, Tracy Smith.A 95-year-olds wishRoyal Palms, 300 Lake Ave., in Largo. Lunch is $12. Bring a pre-wrapped gift valued between $5 and $10 for the gift exchange. The party will include a program and entertainment. Meet some new friends and neighbors and have a good time. The club meets first Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palms. Lunch is $8. Call Alice 581-3137 or Ellen 584-8314. CorrectionDue to incorrect information received, the Largo Leader misspelled the name of the first-place winner of the Largo Lions Clubs Peace Poster Contest Nov. 21. The winner was Elizabeth Babb. Fundraiser Nov. 30 to benefit typhoon victimsLARGO New Life International Church and 4Ever40 Sisterhood Association joins together to host Hope for The Philippines fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church, 1000 110th Ave. N. in Largo. The event will feature live music from Tampa Bay area bands, starting at noon; a car wash and yard sale, which both will start at 9 a.m. 4Ever40Sisterhood board officer Connie Solano decided to partner with the church to host the event after she heard that typhoon had damaged the Haiyan-Yolanda area, a place that she once called home. After the typhoon hit, I called my family, and my heart not only went to my family but for the entire island which consist of four townships, Solano said. The entire island is in need of food, shelter, and medical supplies. For more information, contact Connie Salano 813-335-0927 or conniebsolano@gmail.com. Lights in the Gardens openLARGO The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundations Holiday Lights in the Gardens will be open from Friday, Nov. 29, to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stroll through this years display of more than 750,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. A donation of $2 per person (13 years and older) is recommended. Events scheduled during the Holiday Lights include a Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation gift and plant sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a dog parade on Sunday, Dec. 29, starting at 1 p.m. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens remain open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day, with free admission during daylight hours. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100.Womens club hosts Christmas partyLARGO The Largo Womans Club members invite local woman to their annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m., at the Around townChristmas parade held in LargoLARGO The third annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., through Largos Old Northwest neighborhood. Last year, more than 2,000 people came out to watch more than 60 floats in the parade. The Largo High School marching band will participate this year. Participation in the parade is $50 per decorated float. All proceeds go to the Suncoast Voices for Children Foundation. Sponsorship costs $250 and includes a business logo on the parade banner at the front of the parade. The parade is scheduled before the Holiday Stroll in Largo Central Park. For more information and to register, visit discoverlargo.com.Ulmer Park festival heldLARGO The Ulmer Park Market and Community Festival will be held second Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 301 W. Bay Drive The community festival, organized by the Downtown Largo Merchants Association, will feature live music, food trucks, gourmet coffee, arts and crafts, games, face painting and raffle prizes. Join the community and support local businesses. Vendor booths are available as well as sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Youth Fire Explorers in honor of Fire Safety Month. For information, call Tanya Pistillo at 465-8558.

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Chief speaks to Kiwanis4A Largo Leader, November 28, 2013transit and future passenger rail service? PSTAs version says, Shall the improvement, operation, maintenance and financing of public transit benefitting Pinellas County, including an expanded bus system with bus rapid transit, increased frequency and extended hours, local passenger rail and regional connections be funded by levying a one-percent sales surtax from Jan. 1, 2016, until repealed, with the proceeds initially deposited in a dedicated trust fund? The county prefers adding the words the 1 percent sales tax after the yes or no choice so voters are clear on the meaning. PSTA had no problem making that change. Commission Karen Seel requested that PSTA add the word build or construct to PSTA language, which was agreeable. PSTAs attorney Alan Zimmet objected to the countys section that says until repealed or reduced by ordinance, because it poses a risk and could cause problems with the ability to secure bonds for transportation projects. PSTA prefers that no method for repeal be specified and prefers that any changes in the future be by referendum. An ordinance that accompanies the ballot language also referred to the ability to repeal or reduce the tax by ordinance. PSTA is pursuing removal of the taxing authority for ad valorem in favor of sales tax, but thats a risk if the sales tax can be reduced or repealed by a county ordinance, he said. Zimmet also said it was PSTAs opinion that by state statute, the ballot language had to include with the proceeds initially deposited in a dedicated trust fund, which will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. The commission agreed to both changes for the ballot language and the accompanying ordinance. Commissioner Norm Roche pointed out that the final ballot language did not have to be decided until August 2014 to make the deadline by the Supervisor of Elections. He presented his own proposed ballot language. Roches version removes Greenlight Pinellas Plan and replaces it with transit plan. He prefers using 1 cent instead of 1 percent for the levy and including words that make it clear that it is another penny added to the existing 7-cent sales tax. He also wants to tie the levy of the sales tax to the repeal of the ad valorem tax. He proposes a levy of a half cent until federal grant money is secured for future projects and then increasing the levy to 1 cent. Roche says that the county commission is the liable taxing authority and should approve bonds instead of the PSTA. An overriding concern is there is no plan B, he said. Welch said he disagreed with Roches approach. He pointed out that a plan B did exist, a draconian plan B. In the end, the commission voted, 5-1, to accept PSTAs ballot language with the addition of the word construct and the explanation after the yes and no. Roche voted no. Commissioner John Morroni was out sick. Its an honor and a pleasure to be involved in this, Latvala said after the vote. This is a legacy issue for our county. Its really exciting. Commissioner Janet Long agreed. Im so proud to be sitting here today, to be moving this forward on behalf of our citizens, she said. The county will hear what citizens think during a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., in the fifth floor assembly room of the Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court St. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org. its supposed to be cold, Vaughan said. I think were all a little nervous, but I think our excitement outweighs our nerves. One of the girls, 14-year-old Shannon Flaharty, was literally speechless as the girls chatted among them-selves, teasing Vaughan for heradvanced on-screen diction that included excitement to see city in its entirety. Even after the girls had raised money for the trip, they were concerned that Flaharty wouldnt be able to go. Earlier in the month, she blacked out and fell on her face, breaking her jaw in three places. As a result, her jaw was wired shut, forcing her on a liquid diet. We didnt know if she would be able to make the trip, so were really excited, Kennedy said. We think shes very fortunate. The girls, all in Tutterows senior A or senior B class, have all been dancing for at least eight years, some more than a dozen. Were like adopted sisters, Aho said of the group. Kennedy had a group of seven dancers participate in the Macys parade five years ago. She said that while the girls do enter some competitions, she emphasizes unique opportunities. For example, in March, Tutterow dancers will perform on Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas. I just think competition is a great thing, a great learning tool But our kids get so many different performance opportunities and dance for the community and do things that they would have no other way of doing, Kennedy said. How many get to say they get to dance on the worlds largest cruise ship? And, after getting up before 5 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the girls will begin their parade experience, dancing in front of thousands on the streets of New York City and millions watching from their televisions at home an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. Visit tutterowdancers.com.but an advanced screening of the movie Nov. 18 and three days worth of VIP seating in the audience while the hosts interviewed the movies stars. The best part about it was honestly being able to spend that kind of time in the city with my daughter at something she loved, McGowan said. I cant say enough about that. Just the time one-on-one with my daughter was amazing. McGowan, who works as a local substitute teacher, entered the contest on a whim, she said. The contest was only open for about a week starting Nov. 7. McGowan was in a car line, killing time on her phone as she waited to pick up Brianna and her 10-year-old sister, Brooke, from their schools. As a longtime fan of LIVE, she followed the shows Facebook page, and the contest showed up on her news feed. I (thought), Oh my gosh, my daughter would absolutely die. Oh, Ill enter, not thinking that people really win these things, McGowan said. I had completely forgotten that I entered until I got this call on Friday. Brianna had no idea the treat she was in for. She had read all three books in the Hunger Games series as they came out and insisted on having the hardback copies, her mother said. She recently had re-read Catching Fire, the second book in the series, in anticipation of the movie, which opened only Nov. 22. I entered solely on her behalf, her mother said, admitting that she hadnt read the books herself. McGowan said she saw how the fantasy books were a part of the culture of her daughters age group. And she thought the cliffhanger at the end of Catching Fire played a big part in keeping young audiences intrigued. Having seen the movie, now I get it thats why you want to see the next one, she said. Maybe I should just read the book. The trip was Briannas first to New York City. She and her mother hit several highlights: Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, China Town and Little Italy. The experience of absorbing the culture of the big city was worth missing a bit of school, McGowan said. At Briannas request, they even went to Hoboken, N.J. to visit the Carlos Bakery, the setting of the reality TV show Cake Boss. McGowan has been a fan of LIVE even before Kelly Ripa became its host. She was glad to discover that Ripa was just hilarious and real in person as on screen, she said, adding that watching her longtime show from the audience would change the viewing experience from home. Just to know that you were there and to think where you sat and what you saw and how it all works, even down to them recording promos after the show to be able to see all that was really cool, she said. McGowan said her daughter didnt freak out when she got a chance to snap a picture with Hutcherson, but gushed a bit after the experience. She was kind of overwhelmed by the whole thing, and was like, What is happening? McGowan said. (It was) just so much fun for her. The entire trip will be an absolutely amazing experience both mother and daughter will remember for years to come, she said. To see the video of Briannas celebrity photo, visit instagram .com/p/g6lAM_uLfM.Photos courtesy of STEPHANIE MCGOWANLeft, Stephanie McGowan, right, and 12-year old Brianna snap a picture from the audience of the LIVE with Kelly and Michael. The Largo mother and daughter won LIVEs The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Special Access Sweepstakes, earning them a trip to New York City, an advance screening of the movie and a weeks worth of tickets to watch the show hosts interview Hunger Games stars. Right, the McGowans pose with show hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa. SWEEPSTAKES, from page 1A Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESThe Tutterow dancers, from left, Brielle Kennedy, Katie Verrastro, Madison Aho, Emily Schulz, Amanda Vaughan, Landon McFee, Shannon Flaharty and Emily Paul, practice the number they will dance in New York City as part of the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. PARADE, from page 1AAlan Zimmet Brad Miller Photo courtesy of the LARGO KIWANISLargo Kiwanis Club President Bruce Blazej presents a certificate of appreciation to Largo Police Chief Jeff Undestad, center, and Deputy Chief Brian Browne Nov. 22. LARGO Largos new Police Chief Jeff Undestad was the featured speaker at the Nov. 22 meeting of Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. Undestad, originally from Minnesota, has spent his entire career with the Largo police, rising through its ranks to his appointment as chief this year. As a former K-9 officer, he thanked the Kiwanis Club for purchasing Officer Murphy for the department, the latest of the four dogs serving with Largo police. Largo Kiwanis hosted a prayer breakfast for the Kiwanis clubs in Division 12 Nov. 27. On Nov. 30, members of the club will be joined by members of Key Club at Largo High School to ring bells for The Salvation Army outside the Largo Walmart on Missouri Avenue. The two clubs also will partner for a float in Largos Christmas parade Dec. 7, which is in part sponsored by the Largo Kiwanis. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of volunteers serving children in their local community. The Largo club meets for breakfast Fridays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at The Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE. Membership is open to anyone who wants to help make a difference in the community. For more information, call Bruce Blazej at 536-0412. City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Ce ntral Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Ce ntral Park Drive. For information about events, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.Come see the holiday lights LARGO Families can enjoy an amazing light display of over a million lights in Largo Central Park starting Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 28, to Friday, Jan. 3. Its free to stroll through the park and see the dazzling displays of trains, toy bears, carolers, toy soldiers and many more. Starting Friday, Nov. 29, there will be a campfire each night to enjoy after strolling through the park. Call the Largo parks department at 586-7415 or visit LargoParks.com.The holidays come to Largo Park LARGO Celebrate the holidays with a weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original and unique items Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Largo Central Park. The weekend will include specialty food vendors, Christmas carolers and spectacular holiday lights in the park. Santa Claus will visit, so bring the kids. There will be giveaways and raffles for cash gift cards and grand prizes. Free drawings are held three times per day. Grand prizes are at end of each day. Visit loganjadepromotions.com or call 321-300-4509.Death by Chocolate returns to LargoLARGO The Rotary Club of Largo will present the 18th annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser bringing hundreds of people with a love for chocolate together in the name of charity Friday, Dec. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center. The event will feature thousands of all-you-can-eat delectable, mouth watering chocolate creations by the local restaurants that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy complimentary champagne, a silent auction and entertainment encompassed by the holiday lights illuminating Largo Central Park. Visit www.largorotary.com.Library Friends to sell gift basketsLARGO The Friends of the Largo Library will host a Holiday Gift Basket Sale from Saturday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 21, in the lobby and the library bookstore. The baskets, featuring various themes, will be on display in the library. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information, call the bookstore at 586-7392.Free holiday movie shown in the parkLARGO Gather the family, grab a blanket and catch a movie on the big screen Friday, Dec. 20. Themed activities for children will take place one hour prior to sunset and the movie will begin at dusk. On-site parking and concessions will be available. No alcohol is permitted. Upcoming movie dates are Feb. 14 and April 11. For a complete listing of movie titles, visit LargoEvents.com or call 587-6755. Create at the librarys monthly crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing of the library. Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Center presents adult talent showLARGO Watch fellow residents show off their talent and strut their stuff at the Largo Community Centers annual Adult and Senior Talent Show Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 400 Alt. Keene Road. Tickets for the show are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Holiday showcase scheduledLARGO Enjoy an afternoon of dancing and singing Largos Holiday Showcase Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The Tutterow Dancers, The Mcmillans, The Bates, The Indian Rocks Christian School Student Choir and the Strolling Carolers all will perform in the grand ballroom. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at the Largo Community Center. Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 895-9073. Bay Area Singles and Couples 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. 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. REFERENDUM, from page 1A 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 offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card.

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Nero admitted during the Nov. 19 meeting that much of the work on next years list of priority items to keep an eye on during the 2014 state legislative session had already been done when she started. However, she has already talked to as many stakeholders as possible about what they thought was most important. Pinellas County Commissioners approve a list each year of items staff and paid lobbyists are asked to monitor during the legislative session. Nero pointed out that this years program was not an exhaustive list and said other issues could evolve that might require commission action. Top of the legislative program is unfunded mandates that negatively impact local government budgets and control. Unfunded mandates by the state are usually imposed without discussion or consensus from local governments about the impacts they might have on available resources. Nero presented six priority items, including support of the State Housing Initiatives Partnership and State Apartment Incentive Loan Program. According to her report, documentary stamp tax on deeds was created specifically to fund the states affordable housing trust fund. Lawmakers continue to redirect the approximately $100 million in document stamp revenue each year to the general fund. Second on the list was support of legislation to remove unfunded mandates for certain court-related functions. Third was support for continued funding of the Pinellas County Health Department and opposition to any legislation that would remove or eliminate primary health care services from county health departments. The fourth priority was support for reforms to reduce the countys financial obligations for juvenile detention and to revise current billing structures and provide for more accountable juvenile justice services, while at the same time opposing any new cost obligations to the county. No. 5 was support for an amendment that would allow the county more discretion on how it can spend future Penny for Pinellas funds. Currently, the moneys use is restricted to capital improvements. No Penny money can be spent to maintain infrastructure. The final priority item was Medicaid expansion. The commission supports efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility, which would decrease the number of uninsured county residents. Nero presented an additional 20 general concern items and four more that she described as additional topics for discussion. Among the additional topics was beach nourishment. Commissioner Norm Roche suggested that beach nourishment be moved to No. 1 on the list as a top priority, which the commission unanimously approved. Roche was unhappy that four items he had requested were missing from the list, including increasing the medical buyback for indigent care, support for a state domestic partner registry, additional changes for Penny for Pinellas and removal of the ad valorem tax for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Commission Chair Ken Welch urged Roche to put his items in writing and bring them back to the commission for discussion and possible approval. I think at least two are very good, Commission Charlie Justice said of Roches list. Welch asked that the county develop a statement about the impact of flood insurance reform and the commission unanimously agreed. Nero concurred that it was a good idea considering the action now taking place on the state level to find solutions to the problem. We fully expect to see some activity, she said. The commission unanimously approved the legislative program with changes discussed and agreed to hear Roches items at an upcoming meeting. Commissioner Janet Long asked why the county didnt have a federal legislative program for items pertinent to Pinellas County and Tampa Bay. We used to, said Commissioner Karen Seel, who explained that budget constraints caused the commission to discontinue paying for lobbyist at the federal level. Long pointed out that there could be federal legislation pertinent to Pinellas County worthy of discussion. Welch said another reason the commission had stopped funding federal lobbyist was the personal relationship with Congressman Young. Now thats changed, he said. Young died Oct. 18, 2013, after serving Pinellas County in the House of Representatives for 42 years. A special election is scheduled on March 11, 2014 to fill the vacant position. County Administrator Bob LaSala agreed to ask staff to look at a federal legislative program. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERWendy Nero, intergovernmental relations manager, presents the 2014 State Legislative Program during the Nov. 19 Pinellas County Commission meeting.Karen Seel picked to lead commission By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commission Chair Ken Welch will relinquish his gavel Dec. 31. By unanimous vote Nov. 19, Vice-chair Karen Seel got the nod to lead the commission during the next calendar year. Commissioner Susan Latvala won the vice-chairs position, 51. Commission Norm Roche voted no. Commissioner John Morroni was absent. Roche said he was voting no on principle not because he thought Latvala was incapable of carrying out the duties of vice-chair. Seel last served as chair in 2010. Latvala served as chair in 2011. Morroni was chair in 2012. Roche was elected to the commission in 2010. Seel thanked her fellow commissioners and said she was very much looking forward to working with you next year. Welch thanked Seel for her support during his year as chair. In turn, Seel thanked Welch, especially for the job he did communicating with the public on behalf of the commission. Your emails were always on point, she said. Very nicely done.County administrators contractThe commission also voted unanimously to amend County Administrator Bob LaSalas contract. The amendment, effective Nov. 19, adds 120 hours of annual leave to LaSalas leave bank. It changes the way the administrator earns leave to match the method in place for exempt employees with 20 years of service. The change ups his annual leave from 29 days to 32 days an increase of three days. LaSala began work as the countys administrator Oct. 12, 2008. The amended contract reduces LaSalas severance pay from six months to 20 weeks of salary and benefits. According to a memo from Welch, the amended contract with the additional three days of leave will facilitate greater work/life balance and would allow for cushions for any catastrophic circumstances that might result in the county administrator needing to draw on accumulated leave. In return for the extra leave, the administrator would receive one month less in salary and benefits in his severance package. When LaSala was hired in 2008, his salary was $225,000 plus a $750 a month car allowance. His predecessor Steve Spratt, who resigned after a grand jury investigation of a land deal between the county and former property appraiser Jim Smith, made $223,476. Former county administrator Fred Marquis, who served as interim administrator while the county searched for Spratts replacement, made $200,000 a year. LaSala has prior experience with Pinellas County government, having served as chief assistant county administrator and assistant county administrator from 1979 to 1989. Foundation to host homebuyers seminarST. PETERSBURG The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part first-time homebuyers seminar on Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m., at Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N. The seminar designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate. Call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit www.csfhome.org.Daisy Grant applications soughtCLEARWATER The Clearwater Community Womans Club seeks nominations for the 2014 Daisy Grants. This program began six years ago and gives grants of up to $1,000 to nonprofit organizations. The deadline to submit an application is Saturday, Feb. 15, and applications are available at www.clearwatercwc.org. An organization may not win two years in a row. The 2013 Daisy Grants went to the following organizations: Lighthouse of Pinellas, Inc.; Pinellas Education Foundation; Religious Community Services, Inc.; Kimberly House, Inc.; and Sewing Hope, Inc. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERPinellas County Commission ViceChair Karen Seel talks about the job done by Ken Welch as Commission Chair for 2013. Commissioners unanimously agreed Nov. 19 that Seel should serve as next years chair.

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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail like the Home Cneters For a FREE in-home estimate, call us today!MADE IN AMERICAPinellas727-343-2666Hillsborough/Pasco/Polk813-634-8310 INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! 103113 Telling our readers about local business since 1977. Phone Don Minie at727-409-5252or email minie408@gmail.com Life of Riley Beauty Supply Company believes that locally owned and family operated distributors will faithfully service salons and stylists. Committed to Product Brands they offer innovative products that are readily available when needed. They want to earn the right to be your distributor of choice and want to be responsible for improving this industry for the next generation. We recommend them and like their core principles: 1) They treat customers and employees right Like Family, 2) Competitive pricing with a great variety of products, 3) Inventory stock levels above industry average, 4) They realize success comes when they help salons become successful, 5) When there is a problem THEY FIX IT. Questions? Just phone 727-865-4145. Visit www.lifeofrileyss.com to see all the name brands and services available. Open M-F 8:306:30, Sat. 8:30-2:30 at 12821 Starkey Road Suite 4900 in Largo. Excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs. For information on classes Mondays; Nov. 11, & Dec. 2, 10am-1pm, Phone: 727-865-4145.LIFE OF RILEY SALON SUPPLY makes living the good life easy & pleasant112813Owned and managed by four families. The 3 dads shown here have 86 years of experience in the professional beauty industry. Bay Life Pharmacies are locally owned and operated. Unlike chain pharmacies that focus on profitability, Bay Lifes focus is to provide familiarity and security to the individual. We recommend Bay Life Pharmacies because they do so much more than fill prescriptions. They provide Senior Services and you will always speak to a real person, not an automated machine. You will get FREE pick-up and delivery in Pinellas & Pasco, FREE Pill Box Packaging weekly to manage your medications, FREE Counseling & Consulting Services and FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Testing. Bay Life Pharmacy is open M-F, 9am 6 pm, and Sat. 9am-1pm. This Bay Life Pharmacy is located at 3350 East Bay Drive in Largo, Phone 727-614-9933 or go on-line www.baylifepharmacy.com to find the Bay Life Pharmacy in your location. Youll find the staff extremely helpful and prescriptions can be delivered to your door the SAME DAY! Dont spend time waiting in long lines. Bay Life Pharmacy fills Prescriptions fast!Co-owner, John Watkins, opens the 3rd Bay Life Pharmacy in Largo Crime report Crime reportDetention deputies arrestedCLEARWATER Two Pinellas County Sheriffs Office detention deputies are facing criminal charges for felony official misconduct in connection with an altercation with an inmate Oct. 3 at the jail. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the results of an internal affairs investigation Nov. 19 that resulted in charges for Klaus Reinert, 40, and Mark Capanna, 44. Reinert, who also was charged with misdemeanor battery, had worked for the sheriffs office since 2001. Capanna worked at PCSO since May 1990. Gualtieri said the internal affairs investigation found that the deputies had falsified official jail reports after Reinert had punched an inmate without provocation. Both detention deputies ultimately resigned while under investigation. According to investigators, Reinert became engaged in a verbal altercation with inmate Casio Burton, 28, of St. Petersburg, which escalated to a physical altercation. Investigators said Casio, who was about to be transferred to the Pasco County Jail to face pending charges, had requested that Capanna provide him with information regarding his visitation list. As the inmate stood outside the control room, waiting to be transferred, he raised his hands in the air in an attempt to ask Capanna, who was inside the control room, if he had checked his visitation list. Deputy Reinert, who also was in the control room, exited and used profanity to ask the inmate what he wanted, detectives said. Following the exchange, Reinert returned to the control room. The inmate continued to try to get the attention of Capanna. Investigators said Reinert then became agitated, came out of the control room once again, and became involved in a verbal argument with the inmate that included profane remarks. The verbal argument escalated to a physical one, when Reinert punched Burton in the face. According to investigators, Burton then struck the deputy. Reinert fell to the ground. Detectives said that when Reinert stood, he continued the physical altercation with Burton. Capanna then pulled the two apart. Detectives said neither detention deputy reported the incident or documented the use of force as per policy. Detectives began investigating the matter after several inmates who witnessed the physical altercation reported it to jail staff. An Internal Affairs investigation was launched as well. Detectives said after the investigation began and the detention deputies were asked about the incident, they fabricated a report in which they stated there was no physical altercation. They said Reinert had slipped and fallen on wet floor when the inmate approached him in an aggressive manner. Detectives said Capanna later admitted that the physical altercation happened. The two turned themselves in at the Pinellas County Jail on Nov. 19.One dead after neighborhood fight LEALMAN A St. Petersburg man died after his neighbor stabbed him during an altercation about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park, 7430 46th Ave. N., in unincorporated St. Petersburg. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, a verbal argument began between Jerold Lester Jr., 55, and James Ellul, 63, escalated and became physical. At some point, Ellul grabbed a large knife and stabbed Lester multiple times in his side. Lesters girlfriend, Kimberly Bordner, 46, attempted to break up the fight and was also stabbed in the arm by Ellul. Lester was transported to a local hospital where he died. Bordner and Ellul were also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to detectives, Lester and Ellul have had an ongoing dispute over the noise coming from Lesters motorcycle being driven inside the mobile home park. Ellul was charged with murder in the second degree. Klaus Reinert Mark Capanna

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Business 7A Leader, November 28, 2013 101013 Portobello Nails&SpaBest Pedicure in Seminole! 13061 Park Blvd., SeminoleIn Portobello Square Across from Joto's727-392-0402Monday-Friday 9:30am-7:00pm Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm Any Waxing With Purchase of $10 or MoreExcluding Tinting Not valid with any other offer. Present coupon before service. COUPON REQUIRED COUPON REQUIRED COUPON REQUIRED Expires 12/30/13 Expires 12/30/13 Expires 12/30/13 FILLS$1500FULL SET$2200Long nails extra. Not valid with luxurious manicure or any other offer or discount. Present coupon before service.BASIC MANICURE & PEDICURE$2700SPA PEDICURE$300OFFReg. $25.00Not valid with any other offer. Present coupon before service.Not valid with luxurious manicure or hot stone pedicure or any other offer or discount. 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Joe BarkleyMary Lou Ambrose East Bay Insurance& Financial Services, LLC727.342.75013690 East Bay Dr. Suite V, Largo(In Outback Steakhouse Plaza)110713Homeowners Auto Flood Cycle Boat RV Umbrella CommercialMedicare Plans Affordable Health CareCALL FOR SEMINAR DATES! Unemployment continues downward trendThe Pinellas Realtor Organization recently released its report on Pinellas County Real Estate Statistics for October 2013. According to the report, for the combined townhomes/condos and single family home numbers, the percent change year over year for closed sales, paid in cash, new pending sales, new listings and active inventory are all down compared to October 2012. Also, closed sales for townhomes/condos dropped for the third month in a row, but it is only a 1.7 percent drop year over year from October 2012. Closed sales for single family homes dropped for the second month in a row but it is only a 2.3 percent decrease year over year from October 2012. Cash sales for both townhomes/condos and single family homes decreased in September and October. This is a 3.4 percent decrease year over year for townhomes/condos and a 15.5 percent drop year over year for single family homes. The report indicates that October historically tends to see a slight increase in new pending sales for both townhomes/condos and single family homes. This year single family homes increased by a mere 14 sales from September but overall is a 19.9 decrease year over year from October 2012. Townhomes/condos increased slightly from September by 21 sales but is an overall 14.8 percent decrease year over year from October 2012. July and August saw increases in new listings for both townhomes/condos and single family homes. Both types of property saw a drop in new listings in September. The numbers from September to October have only changed by two to four sales, according to PRO. New listings for townhomes/condos have a year over year decrease of 10.1 percent and single family homes have seen a year over year change of 5.2 percent. The median sales price for townhomes/condos is down $2,500 from last month to $98,000. This is a 0 percent change year over year from October 2012. This is the lowest the median sales price has been since February of this year for townhomes/condos. The median sales price for single family homes is down $5,000 from last month and is a 16.5 percent change year over year. This is the lowest the median sales price for single family homes has been since April of this year. According to the report, closed sales by sale price for both townhomes/condos and single family show the following trends: 53.8 percent drop in townhomes/condos year over year for the $600,000 to $999,999 price range 33.3 percent drop in townhomes/condos year over year for the $1 million or more price range An increase of 39.1 percent year over year for the $250,000 to $299,000 price range for townhomes/condos 10 percent drop in single family homes priced $1 million or more An increase of 41.4 percent year over year for the $200,000 to $249,999 price range for single family homes.PRO summarizes real estate statistics transportation and utilities; 6,400 in construction; and 1,100 in manufacturing. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA also led the way in online job demand. It was first in the state in demand for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs. The report for Novembers unemployment is scheduled for release Dec. 20.VGraph courtesy of FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITYFloridas unemployment rate, shown in blue, continues at a steady downward trend, as opposed to the national rate.came in second with 29,100 new jobs and Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach was third with 18,900 new jobs. The unemployment rate for the MSA for October was 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September and 8.2 percent in October 2012. Out of a labor force of 1,346,568, the number unemployed was 86,307 in October. The county with the highest unemployment in the local MSA was Hernando at 7.8 percent. Pasco was second highest with 7.2 percent. The local MSA added more than 9,600 jobs in the education and health services industry; 9,400 jobs in professional and business services; 8,100 in trade, PRO council earns distinctionCLEARWATER The Pinellas Realtor Organizations Pinellas International Council was recently named a Gold Council for 2013 by the National Association of Realtors Global Achievement Program for the third year in a row. Among the nearly 100 global business councils operating nationwide, only 13 other Realtor associations have been named a Gold Council. Councils are evaluated in five focus areas, including communication, community outreach, membership value creation, education, and media outreach/social media. This honor was given in part by the dedication that PRO and PIC have put forth in an effort to raising members awareness of global business opportunities in the Tampa Bay area. By SUZETTE PORTERTALLAHASSEE Pinellas Countys unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in October, according to the report released Nov. 22 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Octobers rate was down from 6.5 reported in September and 8.0 in October 2012. Pinellas Countys unemployment is lower than the state rate at 6.6 percent and national rate at 7 percent. Pinellas also reported a decrease in its labor force in October, down to 448,902 from 453,116 in September and 445,237 last year. The report shows that 27,842 were unemployed, down from 29,360 last month and 35,435 in October of 2012. Compared to other counties around the state, Pinellas was in a three-way tie with Gilchrist and Hillsborough for the No. 37 position in the ranking list of 67 counties. Hendry ranked No. 1 with 12 percent unemployment and Monroe ranked No. 67 with unemployment of only 3.8 percent. Job growth continues on an upward trend throughout much of the state. October marked the 39th consecutive month of annual job growth. Floridas annual job rate has equaled or exceeded the national rate since March 2012. Job growth in October was the fastest since June 2006. Twenty of 22 metropolitan statistical areas contributed to the states job growth. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the highest over the year job creation than any metro area in the state, reporting a gain of 39,800 new jobs. The local MSA includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

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8A Business Leader, November 28, 2013 11350 66th St. N., Largo 727-538-7771Theres A Comfort Keeper Close ByCovering All Of Pinellas CountyWe provide non-medical in-home care such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship to help people maintain quality, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COMNO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, Diane Genovese OwnerNovember is Alzheimers Awareness Month and in acknowledgement of this disease, Comfort Keepers would like to both recognize and thank all of its caregivers including your family members and our Comfort Keepers for all they do for loved ones who suffer from Alzheimers disease. The disease is perhaps one of the most unpleasant for all concerned. There is no cure but rather, a steady progression of debilitating symptoms which include erratic and difficult behavior that can be hard to manage for even the most seasoned professional.In order to learn how to deal with difficult behavior that presents in seniors suffering Alzheimers disease you must first know and understand the disease. Additionally, learning the different types of behaviors indicative to Alzheimers is crucial so caregiving can be administered safely and comfortably for all concerned.According to the Alzheimers Association the following are symptoms or behaviors that sufferers can exhibit: Aggression and anger that can appear suddenly with little or no obvious cause. Anxiety or agitation in facing or comprehending either new or confusing situations. Memory loss and confusion present in the early stages of the disease that worsen with time. Late-stage sufferers may be unable to remember family, friends, or even familiar places. They forget words, become lost within a conversation due to lack of comprehension, and may forget how to use common items such as a brush or eating utensils. Depression that can be hard to detect, due to the challenge of understanding and communicating with those who have Alzheimers disease. Hallucinations and delusions which can occur and are difficult to diagnose, as these are also symptoms of other mental disorders. Hallucinations involve the senses such as seeing or smelling something that is not there. Delusions entail thoughts and beliefs of things that are not real, which can cause those with Alzheimers to be suspicious of family, friends and others. Seek professional help for proper diagnosis and treatment of these symptoms. Changes in sleep patterns. Some sufferers of Alzheimers experience sundowning, a term used for those who become agitated and restless during the later hours of the day. Repetition of words and questions due to brain deterioration as Alzheimers progresses, making it even harder for sufferers to comprehend the world around them. Wandering and getting lost. The problem can become serious since many with Alzheimers disease are unable to remember their names, addresses, or even recognize familiar places. The most important thing caregivers should know is when Alzheimers patients act out it is neither the patients fault nor the caregivers. Try not to take things personally. Instead, understand these behavioral patterns are simply a product of the disease. While there is no cure, caregivers can learn calming maneuvers that can help Alzheimers sufferers feel safe and secure in times of need and possibly alleviate progression of difficult behavior in the moment. For each person the tactics may be different. However, with a broad understanding of the intricacies of the disease, the caregiver is better able to help Alzheimers patients safely navigate difficult times. 112813Alzheimers Disease: Dealing with Difficult Behavior 011713 When you need help after an accident.Injury Law I Wrongful Death Auto & Motorcycle AccidentCall for a free consultation.(727) 209-HURT (4878)8640 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FLPaul R. Cavonis, Esq. 112813 Holiday Piano ConcertGene Cipriano Master PianistSunday, December 1 at 3pmGene tickles the ivories in a fantastic one hour concert. Genes repertoire includes classical, folk and modern music. This is one concert you certainly do no want to miss! For more information please call727-410-4121112113 Friendship Community Church4321 Duhme Road Madeira Beach Most Repairs Under $80Notebooks Plus Computers2655 East Bay Dr. 727-507-0533Backup Data Remove Virus Laptop Sales & Service Pick up, Delivery &Set up Available 011713 James S. Conlin, CFPSenior Vice President, Investments Branch Complex Manager Belleair, Clearwater & Trinity2401 West Bay Drive // Largo, FL 33770 727-584-8615 // Toll-Free: 800-237-0153 // Fax 727-587-0196James.Conlin@raymondjames.com // www.raymondjames.com/belleair-largo Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Raymond James is a registered trade mark of Raymond James Financial, Inc. BDMKT-1098AH-RJA M13-2397 6-27-2015090513BLBBUILDING PORTFOLIOS ISNT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IS.Planning and investing for your future, your family or your business doesnt have to be complicated. Especially when you have someone you trust, who has taken the time to get to know you and your specific situation, helping guide you along the way. We start by listening to your needs, then delivering the quality, sophisticated advice you expect and deserve. Ensuring that we deliver not just any plan, but the right plan for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. The holiday are fast approaching, bringing friends and family from near and far into our homes, ready or not! Your local Budget Blinds experts are here to save the day by offering 3 useful tips on how you can make preparing your home for the holidays more enjoyable.Tip 1 Shop For Your Home In Your Home Decorating for the holidays can be a daunting job. With so many custom window coverings to choose from blinds, shades, shutters, drapes and valances it can be hard not to feel overwhelmed. Thats why we recommend scheduling a free in-home consultation with your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant. Be sure to ask about matching decorative pillows and custom bedding to spice up your guest rooms.Tip 2 Sit Back & Relax We know your time gets limited during the busy holiday season, so our Budget Blinds Style Consultants not only help you select the per fect window coverings for your home, they also will expertly measure and professionally install your window coverings to ensure a perfect fit. All youll have to do is sit back and enjoy the view along with your holiday guests!Tip 3 Find Peace Of Mind Despite our efforts to make our window coverings as durable as possible, we understand that the occasional accident can be reflective of a good time. Pets get excited, children rough-house, and parties can get rowdy Thats why Budget Blinds backs our window coverings with an exclusive NoQuestions-Asked product warranty. If your window coverings get damaged for any reason, well replace them-no embarrassing questions asked!Budget Blinds Has You Covered!CallCarolynat727-400-6870or727-400-9038(serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair & Belleair Beach) orTommyat727-724-4122(serving Seminole, IRB, Surrounding Areas and Dunedin) Carolyn Tr icoli owner of Budget Blinds of Cl e ar wa te r and Tommy Fisher owner of Budget Blinds of Se mi nole and Du n edin are ready to serve you.Go to www.budgetblinds.comand enter your zip code to find the franchise serving your area. 111413 Proudly Present 2nd Annual Proudly Present 2nd Annual Local IRB Residents MelanieandPatrick Bush 14550 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774Enjoy The Experience Of Selecting Your Tree The Old Fashion Way! OpeningNov embe r 29thFresh Cut Frasier Firs Direct From North Carolina112113(East of Indian Rocks Bridge)Our Tr ees are Wa tered Tw ice Da ily and K ept Sh ad ed Want a beautiful smile & strong, healthy teeth? Dr. Williams 1527 S. Highland Ave. Clearwater 727-446-7013www.ClearwaterSmiles.comThe patient and any other person responsible for payment have the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, treatment or examination that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.ClearwaterSmiles Dentistry Star t by pu lling a few str ings. FLOSS DAILY. (Value $303) D0150-D0274-D0330-D1110 *Min. fee only. Full payment required at time of service. Periodontal treatment may be required. Exp. 12-28-13Dr. Williams provides gentle family dentistry and invites you to call for your appointment today. 112813 Photo courtesy of JULIE PAPALARDOJulies Cottage at Provence and Periwinkles at the Cottage raised more than $1,800 for the Greater Tampa Bay Blue Star Mothers Organization through its Holiday Open House Nov. 7-9. Pictured are from left, George Byrd from Blue Star Mothers, Julie Papalardo of Julies Cottage at Provence and Keo Souphithavong of the Chase Bank branch at 13883 Walsingham Road. The open house also gathered enough donations for 150 stockings to be sent to soldiers serving overseas. Largo businesses Art of Hair, Beans About Cooking and the Chase branch contributed to the donations.Open house raises $1,800 BriefcaseLargo Clinic and Med Spa opensThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce celebrates the grand opening of Largo Clinic and Med Spa with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Largo Clinic and Med Spa is a physician-owned private medical practice at 10500 Ulmerton Road in Largo Mall.Vacation Village RV partners with RV Training CenterLARGO Vacation Village RV Resort in Largo, an Equity Lifestyle Property, recently partnered with the RV Training Center Inc. to assist with accommodations for students that come to the area to become certified RV technicians. The RV Training Center Inc. opened in 2006. Owner Sam Alsop has developed a 10-week class that offers on-site RVs for hands-on training. Vacation Village RV Resort has rental units along with RV sites available for the students who have their own RVs.Mead becomes Tastefully Simple consultantST. PETERSBURG Dawn Mead of St. Petersburg recently became an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Mead offers delicious food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simples products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients.Chamber supports Small Business SaturdayThe Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce recently announced its participation in American Express Shop Small campaign. For the second year the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is an Ambassador to the American Express Small Business Saturday event. Shoppers who shop small between Nov. 26 and 30 can take home a $25 gift card courtesy of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and American Express. Shoppers must bring their receipt to the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber headquarters, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 to 11 a.m. for an opportunity to redeem a gift card. Limited quantities of gift cards are available. There is a limit of one card per person. Visit www.TampaBayBeaches.com.Halterman joins NorthStar BankBELLEAIR BLUFFS NorthStar Bank recently named Jake Halterman as vice president, market manager for its new office in Belleair Bluffs. Halterman is a long time resident of Pinellas County and has more than 15 years of banking experience. He came to NorthStar Bank from TD Bank where he was most recently assistant vice president, banking center manager. Halterman earned a bachelors degree in business management from Eckerd College and an associates degree in business administration and management from St. Petersburg College. He currently serves on the Professional Partners Council of Suncoast Hospice Florida, is an ambassador of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and will be an active member of the Central Pinellas Chamber Commerce. In Haltermans role as market manger, he will be responsible for developing new relationships and developing and marketing NorthStar Banks presence in the Belleair Bluffs market. NorthStar Banks second office opened on Oct. 15, at 715 Indian Rocks Road N., Belleair Bluffs. This is its first office in Pinellas County.Beach Fyre BBQ Grille opensCLEARWATER Beach Fyre BBQ Grille recently opened its doors at 608 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. Beach Fyre BBQ Grille boasts open pit-style barbecue and a woodfired grille featuring slow cooked ribs, beef, pork and chicken. The establishment also offers fresh seafood, chargrilled fish, chicken, burgers and wings. All food is cooked fresh to order with homemade sauces and fresh ingredients. Live music is presented Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9 p.m. Sunday music runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Business hours are Monday through Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Beachfyre.com.Tropical Smoothie Caf opensCLEARWATER Tropical Smoothie Caf, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, opened its doors Oct. 22 on the boardwalk in Countryside Centre, home to Dicks Sporting Goods and Boardwalk Pizza. A family-friendly grand opening celebration took place Nov. 23. Prior to the grand opening, owners announced a partnership with a local charity Mr. Strong Foundation to help raise funds for special needs children. A portion of the proceeds from the grand opening will be donated to this foundation. We are thrilled to open our hearts to such a wonderful cause in our community and look forward to working with Mr. Strong on other fundraising events throughout the year, said co-owner Andy Tess in a press release. Tropical Smoothie Caf has taken the smoothie concept to the next level by offering diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food with a variety of fruit smoothies, specialty wraps, grilled flatbread and gourmet sandwiches and salads. Tropical Smoothie Caf includes dine-in, take-out and catering menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Jake Halterman

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Business 9A Leader, November 28, 2013 112813 By BRIAN GOFFMany things go into making a community a place where people want to live. There are community action groups to help effect change, hospitals to care for us when were sick, and schools to educate police department, a fire department and us to keep us safe. Yet, there is another community building block that improves our quality of life: small business. Robin Sollie, the executive director of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, said she has no doubt how important small business is to our everyday lives. Generally speaking small business is vital to our community and our economy, she said. If you took a snapshot of a community, then visualized that community with no small business, people would move out of that place. Much of what the community has to offer is what small business has to offer. Sollie pointed out that a small business such as a hair salon is important to any community or a gas station or the corner store. She said they are what keep people in their communities and close to home. I can tell you the majority of businesses along the beaches are small businesses with five employees or fewer, she said. They provide a tax base that is very vital. In fact that is the case throughout Pinellas County. Statistics provided by the county show that there are just over 26,000 businesses in Pinellas. More than 25,000 of them have 99 or fewer employees and more than 20,000 of them have nine or fewer employees. Small business forms the overwhelming majority of business in the County. Tom Morrissette, the executive director of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, said small business has always been the backbone of business in any community. Ive been doing chamber work for 25 years, he said. Small business always represents about 80 percent of the activity. They are the people creating new jobs, not only here but across the country. The Federal Small Business Administration defines a small business as one with 100 employees or fewer. Information outlined on the SBA website support what Morrisette said regarding the creation of new jobs. Since 1995 small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs and paid 44 percent of the total United States private payroll, it said. Then the SBA went on to outline what all that means to the local economy. When consumers patronize local small businesses they are essentially giving money back to their local community. A thriving local business will generate high levels of revenue which means that the business will pay higher taxes, including local taxes, it said. This money is then used for local police and fire departments as well as schools. Morrissette noted the people who start small businesses are people who must have confidence in what they are about to do. I think you have to be a visionary and you have to believe in yourself, he said. You have to believe you have something special and it is going to sell. They are definitely visionaries. Sollie agrees. I was actually one of those people before I came to the chamber, she said. Small business owners have a passion, a passion about where they live and a passion for providing something unique or something great. Sollie said the people who own and operate a small business have to be used to a roller coaster existence. I think most commonly feel they have a great idea and there is a sense of freedom to work for themselves, she said. But that freedom becomes limited when you cant afford the staff to give you that freedom. But they dont get let down; they muddle through it. They have great drive and initiative. They have to be self-starters; they cant call in sick. For some the reward comes with success and growth. Morrissette pointed out that not all small businesses remain that way. Apple started in a garage by someone who had a vision and it grew and is certainly not a small business anymore, he said. In Pinellas County, Piper Fire Protection is an example of a small business growing beyond the definition of small. Chris Johnson is the president and owner of the Largo company, which was started by his dad, Terry, in 1986. He was a one man show and when he got a job hed hire someone to help if he couldnt handle it alone, said Johnson. It was his dream back then to have one employee and three trucks. Today the company has 132 employees and over 80 trucks. Terry Johnson is retired now but comes to work every day to have lunch with his son, who joined the company in 1994. When I started it was just him and one part time employee, said Johnson. At the time we dealt with fire sprinklers only, but then we got into extinguishers and suppression systems. Then customers wanted us to inspect their homes so we got into inspections too. The company is now a full service Fire protection contractor. Johnson said it took some risks along the way to get to be the size they are today. We took on a lot of risks when we accepted some larger projects, he said. We wanted to grow and provide opportunities but we knew we couldnt provide the level of service we wanted if we didnt control everything in-house. Today we hardly contract out any of our work. As a result were able to react quicker to increase our market share. We recently sold our ten-thousandth-inspection account. It has been a whirlwind growth for us. Robin Sollie said small business owners she knows are not all about getting rich. Ive never heard a small business owner say they want to get rich, but they do have to pay their bills, she said. They are trying to make ends meet, pay their mortgage and look after their families and their business. Another aspect of small business is something Bill and Carol Brawner use as the cornerstoneSmall business SaturdayDay helps businesses showcase their importance of their business; loyalty. The Brawners own The Bronze Lady gift shop in Johns Pass, and Bronze Lady Home Furnishings on Madeira Way in Madeira Beach. We look at it customer by customer and try to make them happy and stand by our products, he said. We really take a lot of pride to ensure our customers are happy and their experience has been a good one when they are in our store. That is very important. And it pays off. Brawner says loyalty goes both ways. If customers have a good experience, then their loyalty will be there. They will come back and shop. Weve had customers tell us that they can get an item anywhere, but they come back to us. The word risk seems to pop up in any conversation about small business. Robin Sollie says risks are part of any small business right from the beginning. Small business owners are making a sacrifice, she said. They left full time jobs and now they are going to work for themselves to keep businesses open and to make ends meet. In the past five years or so, with the economy the way it was, small business owners had to learn how to do more with less. Generally small business owners run and manage the store from open to close. I would not call them special people but I will say it takes a special person to have an idea and take the risk and sustain it. Morrissette said potential small business owners have to be mindful of the risks and not do anything foolish when they start out. They have to be aware of the reality. I think you have to be careful in starting a new business or a new idea, he said. There are funding organizations that will help get business off the ground. They wont all make it because there is the risk in any small business. Knowing that, Morrissette says potential owners should be careful where they get their start-up money. People will mortgage their house or use their 401K and could lose, he said. Dont take your life savings; dont put those important assets on the line when you are starting a small business. There are always going to be risks, but there are some you just dont want to take. The Small Business Administration has a program designed to help start-ups, and minimize the risks, according to Morrissette. It is called SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, he said. We can get two SCORE representatives to come to the chamber for free and help start up a business. As well Morrissette said lately banks are beginning to again finance small business. Have a good business plan and they will support it, he said. Small business has found a way to bring itself to the top of conusmers mind. They have gotten together all over the country and created Small Business Saturday. It is an annual event, always on the Saturday after Black Friday. Black Friday is the day for large national retailers, Cyber Monday is for online retailers and now Small Business Saturday, this year on Nov. 30. The intent is to have small business take ownership of the day with heavy promotional activity. It is a day when small business can showcase what makes it different; the unique items, customer service and loyalty. Last year President Obama championed Small Business Saturday by taking his daughter shopping at an independent bookstore in Arlington, Va. What does it all mean for future of small business? Morrissette mentioned a sector is helping make the future look bright in Pinellas County. We have a lot of medical device companies starting up, he said. They are starting to grow and I think they are going to have an impact. Health care is big in Pinellas County and they provide good paying jobs. We have one new company that is making the tiny plastic tubing that hospitals use in blood transfusions. As for the overall future of small business; Morrissette said it is as good as it has always been. As long as there are people who have a grain of an idea there will always be small business, he said.Photo by BRIAN GOFFBill and Carol Brawner are owners of The Bronze Lady in Johns Pass. They are with their dogs Bella, left, and Bailey. Tom Morrissette Robin Sollie

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10A Viewpoints Leader, November 28, 2013Now were at Thanksgiving, and I will tell you what Im grateful for. Im grateful for the companies that keep telephoning me, expressing concern about (A) my hearing, and (B) the likelihood that I will fall down somewhere and not be able to get up. Its so grand that these unselfish persons have my welfare in mind. Im not sure how they learned that Im getting slightly deaf, which I am. I must assume that the DumDum Ear Drum Co. has access to my private files and learned that I was born just after the Second Battle of Bull Run and therefore am getting a little wobbly in my ears, knees, brain and God knows what other attachments I rely on. Or the Dum-Dum people may have canvassed my neighborhood, asking, Do you know of any doddering, rickety old fogies to whom we can direct harassing phone calls? One hearing aid company has offered me $50 in restaurant meals if I will only attend an hour-long lecture telling me why I should spend $3,500 or so on their newest ear-plug device, which is the size of a lima bean and will allow me to hear the sound of a Dalmatian belching at a fire station two miles from where Im standing. Such generosity overwhelms me. Its not my own hearing thats entirely at fault. Its also the people around me who dont speak loudly or clearly enough. On some days I can barely make out the F-bombs, oh-mygods and awesomes that form about 50 percent of their utterings. Im especially impatient with movie directors who encourage actors to speak softly, under the assumption that this will make moviegoers pay closer attention to the dialogue. It doesnt. Au contraire, it causes half the confused, frustrated viewing audience to fantasize the joy of strangling the director, his/her spouse and their favorite cat. My salvation, especially as I watch British movies and TV productions, is the captions button on my remote unit, which prints the dialogue on the screen. This allows me to follow the plot, sort of, unless its a British detective thriller. The Brits have a habit of resolving a mysterious murder plot by revealing that the dead mans widow had given birth, at age 16, to a daughter conceived with a London janitor who, in 1946, had stolen a Soviet formula for converting shepherds pie into an explosive that caused memory loss for anyone addicted to the Benny Hill show. TV captions dont help much in figuring out story lines like that. Ill probably buy a hearing aid some day, but it will have to wait until I buy an alarm button that I wear around my neck each time I collapse into a helpless heap and must signal for a rescue squad, a SWAT team or whoever else the vendor has promised to send. That happened a few times during my drinking days, but not recently. Even so, the alarm button sales force has learned that I walk wobbly when Im climbing Mount Washington and other uneven surfaces. To express their concern, the alarmists (my pet name for these tender-hearted shills) telephone me several times a week. When I pick up the phone, a mans taperecorded voice says, Mr. Driver, do you know that the odds are 28 to 1 that you will slip and fall flat on your keister at least once during the next six months as you race to answer stupid phone calls such as this one? And because you are old and decrepit, you will probably lie there in agony, unable to call for help. Is this what you want? We dont think so. So we are willing to give you a magic alarm button that, when pressed, will notify your local police station or EMS squad that An old, decrepit and ugly man has just collapsed and needs help. Within minutes, six burly men or women will force their way into your condominium building, find your unit number, and smash down your front door while shouting Were here, ugly old man! Youre saved! The tape continues, The cost of this heartwarming response will be only $95 for initial installation plus $53 a month for the remainder of your generally useless life. If you do not wish to accept our offer at this time, we will phone you incessantly until you give up your foolish resistance. I recently learned of a method to stop unwanted phone calls from persons (usually perverts) who dont say a word, but who just let you sit and listen to their breathing. What you do is announce, in a hoarse whisper, Its done! But theres blood all over the place! Then you quickly hang up. This should take care of at least a few of the phantom callers.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.Across America, the way we celebrate Thanksgiving Day is changing. While the traditional gathering of family and friends around the great feast of food is still center stage, and collegiate and professional sports still dominate the television schedules, holiday shopping is easing its way into the Turkey Day line-up It used to be that grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and restaurants and, businesses that catered to visitors (like here in Tourist Mecca St. Augustine) were all that opened on Thanksgiving. Thats been slowly changing the past decade as competition heats up among retailers for a successful holiday season despite economic woes. In recent weeks, more national Big Box retailers have announced plans to open Thanksgiving afternoon and evening. In fact, it would appear that Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday, the traditional start of holiday shopping. (Your local newspapers ads will give you a heads up on whos opening Thanksgiving Day. You see a lot of familiar names.) And if national stores are open, you can be sure many of the local ones will be, too. In mid-November, the Florida Retail Federation held a news conference to announce the holiday shopping forecast for Florida mostly sunny a 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent increase in sales over last year. Given that the economy is on the upswing and Floridas tourism numbers are climbing expected to hit 100 million visitors for 2013 its hard not to see this happening. Florida Retail Federations Rick McAllister, president and CEO, put Thanksgiving Day shopping in perspective at that news conference. Despite some claims last year that retailers would ruin the holiday by choosing to be open for business, consumers showed that given the opportunity, they are more than happy to make shopping a part of their Thanksgiving Day activities. It is a decision ultimately driven by customer demand, and it looks like Turkey Day shopping is here to stay. So there you have it. Consumers generally want this shopping day and retailers need it. Store managers will tell you that this holiday shopping season is cut short by six days because the fourth Thursday in November falls so late this time. We all should want to see our retailers succeed because their success benefits all of us: Businesses in our community, our neighbors who work in them, and our communities at large. The more sales, the better the economic health of a community. And few of those sales this holiday season will be exempted from the states general sales tax, 6 percent on the dollar. What is collected in sales tax is revenue to state and local governments, fuel for improving our infrastructure that contributes to our quality of life. Florida is paradise. We dont want to lose that quality of life.Margo C. Pope is a former opinion editor of The St. Augustine Record.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Meet the Press on Sunday, Democrats stand tall in support of the Affordable Care Act. Not in her backyard in the nearby delta counties, some Dems are trying to distance themselves from Obamacare. Last week, as Bay Area Democrats voted against a GOP House bill to allow insurers to sell plans that dont meet Obamacare mandates, Reps. John Garamendi, Ami Bera and Jerry McNerney joined 36 other Democrats to pass the Keep Your Health Plan Act by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., in a 261-157 vote. The most startling deserter is Garamendi, a former state insurance commissioner who voted for Obamacare amid much fanfare as a freshman congressman in 2010. In a statement, Garamendi said he supported the Upton bill because every law can be improved. While the Upton bill has flaws, he hoped its passage in the House could lead to a good compromise bill. Garamendi is right about the flaws. Uptons bill might provide relief to some consumers who face higher premiums when their plans run out in 2014, but only if insurers want to sell old plans. ACA supporters reject it because it would undermine Obamacares everyone-in-the-pool mandate. As happened with Bera and McNerney, Garamendis staff declined my offer to talk about it. But his former aide, Democratic graybeard Darry Sragow, told me he assumes all three voted for the Upton bill because it was the right thing to do. If you represent a district viewed as competitive, Sragow added, you want to make sure that you acknowledge the problems that have been encountered in rolling out Obamacare. Problems? One million Californians will see their private plans canceled; many face steep premium increases as well as the loss of their doctors. Pelosi counters that those old policies were substandard. Maybe Pelosi can tell her San Francisco constituents they should say good riddance to their old health plans, but such talk wont fly in Solano County, Calif. Republicans have been sending around a 2010 press release in which, like Obama, Garamendi boasted that the Affordable Care Act means that never again will your insurance run out or be taken away from you when you need it the most. He is more culpable than most Congress members because he was the insurance commissioner, argued GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who is challenging Garamendi next year. He should have been well aware of the litany of woes Obamacare would unleash. Bera is a doctor. In a statement, the freshman vowed to keep working to fix parts of the Affordable Care Act that arent working. Three Republicans are vying in the Seventh District primary. GOP guru Rob Stutzman sees Bera as highly vulnerable. McNerney has the least to fear next year. National Republican Congressional Committee press secretary Alleigh Marre tells me the NRCC is still recruiting a challenger. Yet McNerney seems the most miffed of the Delta Three. In his statement, McNerney chided Obama for not keeping his pledge that if Americans liked their plans, they could keep them. Rather than trashing the old plans a la Pelosi, the former engineer sided with constituents who face premiums as much as four times their current charge for comparable coverage. Its more or less an admission of fear and vulnerability, said Stutzman, that they have to buck Pelosi that strongly and rebuke the very law that theyve enthusiastically supported. You might say they were for it before they were against it. Email Debra J. 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Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563 Of hearing aids, fall-down buttons Drivers SeatBob Driver Three Dems who kinda deserted Margo Pope Debra Saunders Thanksgiving is more than just turkey, football I was curious what a little general store off Interstate 95 in South Carolina would have to offer. So I took the exit, glad to get a reprieve from five hours of seeing the rear ends of semi trucks, the remains of tires and advertisements for South of the Border. The stores shelves were brimming with jars of pickles, sauces and other products you wouldnt find at a conventional convenience store. It had character, was the way Id put it. However, the most interesting memento was not a product; it was the sign on the front door: If you wear your pants below your underwear, dont come in. Made the stop worthwhile. These days, you dont find too many retail establishments willing to make policies about fashion so clear. Politically incorrect? Maybe. Didnt have time to find out what led to the signage. Wish more businesses would be willing to speak forcefully about their policies pertaining to their customers dress and behavior on their properties. If I owned a business, particularly a restaurant, Id make it clear that I wont tolerate anybody abusing their smoking privileges on my outdoor patio. In other words, use the ashtray. Id post a sign that reads: If we catch you throwing a cigarette butt on the ground, we will make you eat it. Further south, I found another interesting sign on the bathroom door at a convenience store in a small town in south Georgia. It read, if the door is locked, somebody is in the bathroom. And when he comes out, I hope he wont be showing his underwear. *** To the five or six readers who responded to my column about help wanted for our trivia team, I appreciate your interest, but the piece was written tongue n cheek. Were not seeking members for the team. Not open to bribes, either. Brad keeps us supplied with cookies, which he swears goes good with beer. Dont feel comfortable about telling you the name of the pub where we play, either, because I can easily be replaced. The only thing Ive brought to the table lately has been my appetite. *** Always get a kick out of attending the Great American Teach-in. During the annual event, business representatives, government officials and others visit several classrooms and talk to students. On Nov. 21 I spoke to four classes at Frontier Elementary School, located southeast of Belcher Road. Spent much of the time answering questions. Good to know that there are so many inquisitive students out there who werent showing their underwear. They wanted to know where I got my information from how are papers printed, what happens if we make a mistake. In one of the classes, I told students I had to write a story about the Nov. 14 sinkhole in Dunedin. Shouldnt have went there; I was peppered with questions. What causes sinkholes? Will there be any in Largo? Can people be rescued if they fall in a sinkhole? Can sinkholes be prevented? This went on for 30 minutes. Who do they think I am? A geologist? Just kidding. The teacher bailed me out. Never have been any good at science; just ask the guys on my trivia team. I would encourage any business to participate in the Teach-in. The most challenging part of the experience for me was getting there. I got bad directions from the Internet and discovered I was in the back of the school. Thought I was going to hear the tardy bell. Hope to participate again next year. I much rather listen to those kids than the rantings of some members of our condo association. Im now officially seeking somebody to replace me on the board on the board of directors. Interested? Send me a rsum. You should know how to operate a firearm.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Send him an email at tgermond@tbnweekly.com. Tom Germond Maybe Pelosi can tell her San Francisco constituents they should say good riddance to their old health plans, but such talk wont fly in Solano County, Calif. Dont be showing your underwear

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The trial is called ABSORB III and is testing the part, Absorb, an investigational bioresorbable vascular scaffold that is manufactured by the global health care company, Abbott. Doctors Patrick Cambier and Bernardo Stein are the principal investigators of this trial at Morton Plant and are able to explain the study and initial problem in laymans terms. Cambier is an interventional cardiologist at Morton Plant. To start at the beginning, he said that everyone knows that blocked arteries are a problem, and they cause people to experience the risk of chest pain, heart damage and the loss of productivity. When there is a blockage, the heart can not receive enough blood supply in order to do all the work that is required of it, so therefore it sends out a signal and results in shortage of breath or chest pain, Cambier said. This puts the person at risk for further complications, such as heart damage. Over the years, the way doctors have treated this problem has evolved. Weve traditionally treated these conditions with medicines, and subsequently, 20 years ago, started putting small balloons inside the arteries and stretching them open with angioplasty, Cambier said. Angioplasty opens the blockage, allows better blood supply to flow in and relieve many of the systems. The plaque in the heart is a soft, kind of cheesy material, Cambier said, that has the ability to be compressed. This flattens it against the wall of the vessel so the artery wall can ultimately absorb it. However, the bodys natural response in the healing process would often be to form scar tissue, which would once again block the arteries no differently than they were before the surgery to fix the blockage of cholesterol of plaque, he said. This would result in the same symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. About 15 years ago, people came up with the brilliant idea of putting devices inside the vessels to prop them open and allow the vessel to heal with a larger channel, so if scar tissue did form, the vessel would remain open enough to relieve chest pain once the healing process had completed, Cambier said. And that would be the stent. Cambier describes the stents as looking like a spring in an ink pen, and they do a better job than the balloon alone in helping to solve the problem. However, about 1 in 5 people still would develop enough scar tissue so that the artery would become blocked again, he said. So somewhere around eight to 10 years ago, we started putting medicine on the stents that were derivatives of chemotherapy drugs, which inhibited cells to grow, much like we treat cancer cells, and by putting small amounts of these drugs on the stent strut, it prevented this healing (scar) tissue to grow at all, leading to an even better maintenance of the channel, and so patients had better durability and relief of their symptoms, Cambier said. With the balloon opening the artery and squishing the plaque into the artery walls, the stent propping the artery open, and the medicine preventing the scar tissue from forming, it would seem that the problem has been solved, Cambier said. Now, less than one in 10 patients come back for re-treatment. But we still have one problem, Cambier said. And that is that were leaving a foreign body inside this delicate little artery. And that foreign body is made out of metal, which will stay there forever. And so people have been concerned that putting the metal corset inside the artery might alter the ability of the vessel to expand and contract the way a normal vessel works, and in doing so, potentially leading to an open artery but still with symptoms like shortness of breath as if they still had some impairment. Cambier said some doctors suspect that with some patients, particularly when they exert themselves such as while exercising, that this inability for the artery to expand and contract like normal because of the metal stent causes similar symptoms as before, such as shortness of breath and pain. However, Dr. Stein, interventional cardiologist with Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Morton Plant Hospital, is not sold on this theory. He said that there is not enough evidence to prove that the metal stents cause these symptoms during exertion. However, there are other proven disadvantages to having permanent metal parts in ones heart. The main concern would be especially for patients who require multiple stents, Stein said. The artery does not regain its normal function like an artery never requiring a stent. And if the patient requires bypass surgery later, it could be more difficult to find a place for a bypass graft because there are more stents in the body. Whether one or both of those results from metal stents are correct, both doctors agree that it would be best to find a way to return the artery to a healthy, natural state so it can be most like the heart he or she was born with. So if we could design a way to deliver the drug that prevents the renarrowing but on a platform that wasnt made out of metal, that would be very attractive because if that platform dissolved when we no longer needed to have anything in that artery at all because the opening of the blockage healed, we might have an artery that looks pretty normal about a year after that initial treatment, Cambier said. The new Absorb contraption now called a scaffold instead of a stent functions exactly like a metal stent, only it dissolves over a period of time. The advantage of the new device, the scaffolding, is that it is absorbed by the body, Stein said. It is made of a special substance called polyLactide, is a sugar-like product that the body is able to gradually absorb and convert into lactic acid. Lactic acid is a byproduct of the metabolism, which the body can easily metabolize and get rid of. By six months after placing the scaffolding, it is already partially dissolved, Cambier said. By a year, it should be almost completely dissolved. Conveniently, the healing process takes about six months to a year, so therefore the scaffolding will prop open the artery during the critical time but then be gone once it is no longer needed. It has propped it open and delivered the drug to prevent scar tissue, and now doctors want it to go away, he said. By using a dissolvable platform to deliver the same drug, we can not only deliver the same up-front benefits (as a stent,) the healing of the artery, and the prevention of scar tissue forming, but also leave the artery with no residual metal stent in to allow the artery to function normally for the rest of the patients life, Cambier said. Risk factories that can lead to the initial blockages of arteries include high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and having a family history of vascular disease, Stein said. So control of risk factors are extremely important, Stein said. Of course, smokers should abstain from smoking. For people with high blood pressure, strict control of high blood pressure with a low-salt diet (should be taken) and (they should) exercise, and even take medication. For those with diabetes, they should control their weight, watch their diet, exercise, and take insulin if necessary to not only control the diabetes but also to reduce its risk of causing heart problems, Stein said. However, patients who are already experiencing symptoms of coronary disease should see their doctor to have a stress test done, Stein said. This often shows a lack of blood supply to a certain area of the heart. If it is significant enough, then heart catheterization would be recommended, he said. The patient can ask their physician about the Morton Plant study, and the physician can refer them for the study. The current study began just a few months ago, so there is still plenty of room for patients to join, Stein said. There are about 13 patients currently in the Morton Plant branch of the study. It is a blind study, Cambier said, so therefore patients will not know if they get the new dissolvable scaffolding or the metal stent until the entire study is complete, but the placement of both types of devices are exactly the same, he said. In either procedure, the patient is given local anesthesia, and a cardiologist places a small tube inside the artery called a sheath, Stein said. The cardiologist then advances a catheter over a flexible wire into the origin of the coronary artery, and after an iodine solution is injected, doctors can see on an X-ray where the blockage is precisely. Then, with a thin, coronary wire (goes to the right location) and then a balloon expands the blockages, and at that point, the patient is randomized to a drug-eluding stent or a bio-absorbable scaffolding, Stein said. When I say randomized, the patient could go one way or another. We do not dictate whether they receive a stent or the scaffold. Once the stent or the scaffolding is deployed, the blockage is completely eliminated, and everything (all the tubes and wires) are removed out of the body and the patient recovers in a recovery area or a cardiac floor. Often the patient can go home that day or the next day if there are no complications, and they can resume a normal life within a few days after the procedure, Stein said. Often, patients even go to work the next day. Studies have many phases, depending on how far along they are in testing. This is what is called a pivotal trial in the United States, Cambier said. The device is already being used in Europe, so this is a pivotal trial that the FDA uses before giving its final blessing. So its something like what youd call a Phase III study, but technically, much of the efficacy and safety has already been worked out, and were simply looking at an American population, treated by American-trained physicians and their American-style treatment and ensure that the data thats been seen worldwide can be duplicated here. Between 500,000 and 750,000 people have stents put in their arteries each year, Cambier said, and many of those people will have more than one stent in their lifetime. Therefore, this study could prove to have a large impact on many people, he said. People should talk to their doctors to find out more about if they would qualify to participate in this study.Image courtesy of MORTON PLANT HOSPITALThis Absorb scaffold is being used in a study instead of traditional metal stents to prop open arteries during the healing process after a blockage has been cleared. Unlike the stents, which remain in the body forever, this Absorb scaffold dissolves over time, and in about a year, the patient will be left with a normally functioning artery like it was before the blockage. Industry newsLargo Medical Center names new COOLARGO Largo Medical Center recently announced Mark Miller, MBA, MHA, has been appointed as new chief operating officer. Miller comes to Largo Medical Center from Northside Hospital, in St. Petersburg, where he is the chief operating officer. Prior to that, Miller was an associate administrator with HCAs CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He was also an administrative fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Largo Medical Center is lucky to have the caliber in an administrative professional like that in Mark joining our team, our hospital family and our community, said Anthony Degina, CEO at Largo Medical Center, in a press release. His leadership and healthcare experience will help strengthen our hospitals programs, and assist us in improving the way we continue to put every patients care first. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee University, and his MBA and MHA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, where he was awarded the R.J. Knobel Scholarship for academic achievement by the faculty. Millers first day at Largo Medical Center will be Monday, Dec. 2.DOH-Pinellas offering free flu vaccinesLARGO Protect yourself from the seasonal flu with a vaccine at no cost during the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas Flu Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Mid-County Health Department, 8751 Ulmerton Road. Flu vaccines will be provided from 5:30 to 8 p.m. while supplies last. They will be administered inside the health department or outside at a drivethrough that will allow visitors to complete the registration and vaccination without getting out of their vehicles. The evening clinic hours were designed to make it easier for families to come after work or after picking up children from after-school activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of influenza will increase into the winter season and will traditionally peak during January and February. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity after receiving a flu vaccine, so the Dec. 11 clinic will arrive in time for protection during holiday events and during the peak of flu season. To learn more about the seasonal flu vaccine, go to www.flu.gov, which also has a search tool listing the nearest flu vaccine location. Flu vaccines are available at your doctors office and at many clinics in each community. For specific information on the location of the Mid-County Health Department, call 5244410. For information about DOH-Pinellas, visit www.Pinellas Health.com. Shoulder pain seminar setST. PETERSBURG A community seminar on shoulder pain will be presented Thursday, Dec. 5, noon to 1 p.m., at the Heart and Vascular Institute, 6006 49th St. N., Suite 230. The seminar will be facilitated by Anthony Albert, M.D., orthopedic surgeon. Albert will discuss various options for diagnosis and treatment of shoulder pain. To register, call 888-598-9586.St. Anthonys receives certification ST. PETERSBURG St. Anthonys Hospital recently was recognized by the Joint Commission as being certified in Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care. St. Anthonys is currently one of only four hospitals in Florida and one of about 70 hospitals in the nation to receive this designation. With more than 26 million adults and children suffering with diabetes in the United States, it is so important to have an action plan in place to provide the best care, said endocrinologist Dr. Venkata Budharaju in a press release. Budharaju is is the medical director for St. Anthonys inpatient diabetes program. This certification is a voluntary process and our team worked hard to meet this challenge to show that they are dedicated to provide excellent health care to our hospital patients with diabetes. A team approach to diabetes often leads to the best outcomes for patients, studies show. The certified diabetes educators who oversee St. Anthonys inpatient and outpatient programs work with the patient and the primary health care provider to help patients with diabetes understand and manage their disease. The inpatient diabetes certification program is based on the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

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Share the Spirit serves as a clearinghouse of information received from businesses, churches and organizations who are working to make the holidays a good time for all. To add to this list, send an email to webmaster@tbnweekly.com.Food drive Holiday food drive NORTH REDINGTON BEACH The town of North Redington Beach is hosting its third annual holiday food drive to benefit the Beach Community Food Pantry at Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach. The food banks wish list includes powdered milk, instant potatoes, flour, coffee, butter/margarine, oil and vinegar. Other possibilities are canned vegetables, fruit, tomato sauce, tuna, ham, sardines, spaghetti sauce, beans, soups, cereal, pasta and rice. Call 391-4848 Food drive volunteers St. Petersburg Salvation Army needs volunteers for the Pinellas County Schools Food Drive. The need is for donated trucks, drivers and loaders to pick up and unload food from schools. Pickups are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-6. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org. Holiday food drive ST. PETERSBURG Pasadena Presbyterian is having a holiday food drive in November and December to benefit the food distribution center that serves more than 120 families twice a month with groceries. Donations of nonperishable food such as canned or boxed foods and grocery store gift cards for turkeys are being accepted at a collection unit on church property at 100 Pasadena Ave, N., St. Petersburg, weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 388-4339 or visit www.pasadenapc.com. Suggested donations include soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, canned beans, pasta, rice, noodles, canned tuna, chicken or salmon, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, canned fruit, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, peanut butter and jelly. Donations of seasonal foods also are needed, including cranberry sauce, stuffing, cake mix, frosting, instant potatoes or gravy mix. Grocery gift certificates are appreciated. Food for Fines CLEARWATER All Clearwater Public Library branches are offering an amnesty period for overdue materials in exchange for donation of non-perishable foods. The offer is valid through close of business Friday, Dec. 20. Last year the program netted literally tons of food and goods for the Religious Community Services Food Bank. Anyone who has fines due may bring canned goods or nonperishable food items to any Clearwater library branch and present them at the circulation desk with the overdue materials if available. Staff will waive any fines due and the donated food will go toward a holiday charity food drive. For more information, call 562-4970 or visit www.myclearwater.com/cpl.Toy drives Toy drives volunteers CLEARWATER The Marine Corps Leagues Morris F. Dixon Detachment 54 seeks volunteers to help with its Toys for Tots program. Those who want to help may call Ron Ashley at 517-6508. Toys for Tykes SEMINOLE 10th annual Toys for Tykes childrens benefit, Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 to 7 p.m., at Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd. Call 393-7616. Hosted by John Sullivan, TJ Sutton and Lou Falco. Three live bands, Diamond Gray, Sammy Davis Jr. and a special VIP guest appearance. Activities include raffles, games and auctions. Holiday happy hour toy drive INDIAN ROCKS BEACH A holiday toy drive and happy hour, hosted by Century 21 and the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, is Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6 to 9 p.m., at Century 21 Beggins, 1511 Gulf Blvd. Toys for all ages are needed. Anyone unable to attend the happy hour may drop toys off at Century 21 Beggins or call Kathy Mac at 4308974 and arrangements will be made to pick the gifts up. Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run DUNEDIN The 33rd annual Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run is Sunday, Dec. 15. The run leaves with a police escort at noon from the Kmart parking lot, 26996 U.S.19 N., and travels through the city of Dunedin. Proceeds will benefit Pinellas County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association. Everyone is asked to bring a $5 donation and a new unwrapped toy. The gift giving celebration is at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St. Enjoy live music by the Jenna Stone Band and vendors. For more information, call Chuckles at 7364664 or Tony at 678-1876. Toys for Tots collection site SEMINOLE The Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Bayou/Bardmoor office is an official drop site for Toys for Tots as announced by Manager Scott Humphries. The office is currently accepting donations. New, unwrapped toys may be brought to the office and placed in the Toys for Tots collection bin now through Monday, Dec. 16. The Bayou/Bardmoor office is located at 10801 Starkey Road, Suite 21, in the Bardmoor Plaza (next to the Dollar Tree Store) at the corner of Starkey and Bryan Dairy roads. Toys for Tots collection site SEMINOLE Bellezza Tan & Spa, 8460 Seminole Blvd., is a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by The Marine Corps Reserve. Toy drive DUNEDIN Back N Balance, 1059 Broadway, Suite C, will host a toy drive Dec. 16-20. Patients who bring a new, unwrapped toy to an appointment at Back N Balance between Dec. 16 and 20 will receive an adjustment for $25. For information, call 733-6501. Christmas Toys for Kids DUNEDIN Sound Mind Ministries of Dunedin is sponsoring the third annual Christmas Toys for Kids program to provide for 20 families. The goal is to help 80 children from birth to age 16 through the Christmas Room where parents, grandparents or guardians can choose up to two or three stocking stuffers and gifts per child. The Christmas Room will be open Friday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Dunedin office, 1130 Pinehurst Road. Sound Mind Ministries is a nonprofit 501-C3 organization. Donations for the Christmas Room are tax deductible. Call 329-6463. Ride & Run with the Stars TIERRA VERDE Twentieth annual Ride & Run with the Stars, fundraiser for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Christmas Sharing Project, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to noon, at Fort De Soto Park. Registration is $35. Call 582-5959 or register online at www.rideandrunwiththestars.co m. Registration forms also are available at the Sheriffs Office, 10750 Ulmerton Road. Main events include a 25-mile bike ride, 10K Family Fun Run, 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk and a new 5K chip-timed for fast and accurate results. Other activities include silent auction, climbing wall, prizes, food for participants and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive in a Sheriffs helicopter. Proceeds pay to provide holiday toys and food for families in need. Visit www.facebook.com/RRWTS.Other ways to help Christmas tree auction Saturday, Dec. 7, JDs Restaurant & Lounge will have a silent auction of fully decorated Christmas trees from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trees, donated by local businesses and residents will be each valued at more than $300. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association and the VFWs toy drives. St. Petersburg Salvation Army Angel Tree through Dec. 13 The St. Petersburg Salvation Army is offering the community an opportunity to help by hosting an Angel Tree in offices, lobbies, stores and churches. Decorate the Angel Tree with provided Angel Tags. Each tag contains helpful information about a child. Employees, staff, customers and church members then purchase Christmas gifts and return them to the tree for Salvation Army to collect and distribute. Volunteers are needed at the Angel Tree Booth located inside Tyrone Square Mall (by JCPenney) to help members of the public select, register, and return gifts for Angels. Hours are flexible from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Minimum two-hour shift. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark @uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org. Red Kettle Bell Ringers Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County Salvation Army needs volunteer Red Kettle Bell Ringers through Dec. 24. Help raise funds to provide programs 365 days a year. This is a great opportunity for groups and individuals. Visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/cle arwater/volunteer. St. Petersburg Salvation Army Bell Ringing through Dec. 24 Be an ambassador to the community for The Salvation Army. Families, churches, clubs, groups or company employees can ring bells at a community location Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., to help us raise funds and give hope to families in our community throughout the year. Minimum shift two hours. Saturdays are especially reserved for volunteers. To register, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332. St. Petersburg Salvation Army volunteers The Salvation Army needs volunteers at the Citadel Corps, 3800 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg for the following activities. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark @uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org. Christmas Food Sorting: Dec. 2-6. Volunteers will sort food collected from the fall school food drives and prepare bags for needy families. Hours are flexible from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lifting required. Christmas Toy Sorting: Dec. 9-13. Volunteers will assist staff in sorting and packaging toys for needy children in the community. Hours are flexible from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ten volunteers are needed each day. Christmas Distribution: Dec. 17-19. Forty volunteers are needed each day to help with distribution of food, toys and other assistance to families from the community. Volunteers will work as escorts, runners, loaders, checkers, toy movers and carolers. Relational volunteers are needed. Flexible hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Clean-up in afternoon. Joy Center Toyland Distribution Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County Salvation Army needs volunteers for its The Joy Center Toyland Distribution Thursday, Dec. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help families with their toy selection, distribute food baskets, and assist the families in getting their items to their vehicles. Visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/cle arwater/volunteer.Christmas meals, toy distributions Family Christmas giveaway Here We Grow Foundation Inc. is accepting sponsorships through Nov. 29. The organization will distribute the family Christmas packages Dec. 9-13. Donations can be taken to 1171 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Ideas include one gift that the whole family can share; one gift per adult, one to two toys per child, one-two clothing items per child, and food items for a Christmas meal. Call 1-888958-2788 or email herewegrow foundation@ymail.com. Free Christmas buffet The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, is offering a free Christmas buffet on Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. The mission offers its free toys for kids day on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. All children accompanied by a parent or guardian will receive a new toy and other goodies. The Christmas Eve buffet begins at 8 p.m., offering a free evening of food and joy for homeless guests and lonely neighbors. The mission ends the holiday season with a New Years Eve Buffet on Dec. 31, 8 p.m. St. Petersburg Christmas Eve community dinner The Salvation Army needs 40 volunteers for the Christmas Eve Community Dinner on Dec. 24. Come help prepare, serve and clean up after the Community Christmas Dinner and sit down to enjoy a holiday meal with others. Meal times are from 2 to 4 p.m. for residents and the community. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org.After Christmas After Christmas assistance, Jan. 6-31 The St. Petersburg Salvation Army needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check dates and stock food donated to the Social Services Department in the pantry at 340 14th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. For more information, call Gail Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332, email Gail_Stark @uss.salvationarmy.org or visit www.sastpete.org.Pinellas County comes together to share the holiday spirit CATARACT SURGERYCOURTESY TRANSPORTATION FROM & TO HOME ON THE DAY OF SURGERYComplete Eye Exams Glaucoma Care(Most Insurances Accepted) D. Heather Heath, M.D. G. William Lazenby, M.D. Frank J. Seidl, M.D.2770 East Bay Drive, Largo 727-530-1425 1109 US 19N., Holiday 727-934-5705www.lazenbyeyecare.com EYE CARE CENTER THE EYECAREPROFESSIONALSEyecare ... Personal ... Professional 020713

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14A Sports Leader, November 28, 2013 101713 Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Con ven ie n t Locatio n s to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE010313 Clinical study for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Are Diarrhea and Abdominal Discomfortputting a cramp in your lifestyle?Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating may be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you have IBS you may be eligible for a research study enrolling now.If you qualify for this study you may receive at no cost: Investigational medication for IBS Study-related care from a local doctor Compensation for your time and travelFlorida Center For GastroenterologyDr. Arthur Berman, Dr. Michael Schulman, Dr. Steven Beljic, Dr. Marc Kudelko, Dr. Justin Nudell, Dr. James BarthelPlease contact Joann at727-544-1600or clinicalstudiesfcfg@yahoo.com8250 Bryan Dairy Road Suite 200 Largo, FL 33777101713 022813 Largo Foot and Ankle Center1680 West Bay Drive, Largo, FL727-586-3668Toenail Fungus?Laser Solution!Call 727-586-3668Laser Nail Fungus Treatment kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons F.D.A. Cleared Photo by BRAD RICHARDSONIndian Rocks Christian senior wide receiver Robbie Wendel (7) and the rest of the Golden Eagles take the field at the start of their Class 2A regional finals game Nov. 22 at home against Naples First Baptist Academy. The Golden Eagles claimed a 28-14 victory, sending them to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. The game will be Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. at Indian Rocks Christian Schoo l.To victory!Discussion targets Floridas weirdnessSEMINOLE What is it that makes Florida seem like the capital of weirdness? Why does it seem as if all of the worlds misfits, eccentrics and scammers wind up in the Sunshine State? And, more significantly, what can we do to preserve the real Florida the unique qualities that motivated so many of us to migrate here in the first place? Those are some of the questions that a respected Florida historian and storyteller will tackle at the next Village Square dinner at St. Petersburg College on Thursday, Dec. 5. The dinner will feature history professor and author Gary Mormino in a program titled Oh, Florida: Capital of Weirdness. The moderator will be Earl Fratus, associate professor of political science and history at SPC. The dinner and program will be from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the Campus Conference Center of SPC Seminole, 9200 113th St. N. Advance registration is required. The program represents a change of pace in the Village Squares typical menu of hot-button state and national issue debates. Recent programs have focused on immigration reform, gun control, FCAT/Common Core, and climate change/sea level rise. Oh Florida will be a somewhat whimsical but candid discussion of the challenges the state faces to preserve the last vestiges of Old Florida by a writer and teacher who has spent much of his career in that effort. Mormino, professor emeritus of Florida history at USF St. Petersburg, has written extensively about how Florida has changed in the decades since World War II. His seminal book, Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida, is a comprehensive social history of the Sunshine State as it evolved from the rural, backwoods culture portrayed in the books of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to become the mega-state that it is today fourth largest in population, soon to become third. The Village Square is a forum for nonpartisan debate of key state and national issues that operates under the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC. The Institute serves as a resource for academic enrichment, a nonpartisan venue for civil debate and civic engagement. Media co-sponsors of the Village Square are the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU. Registration for Village Square members is $25; for guests, $30, and for educators and students, $20. They can be made online at spcollege.edu/solutions, click on the Village Square tab. By mail, send checks to Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733. For more information, call 394-6251.Rays players to co-chair Ties & Tennis Shoes GalaST. PETERSBURG Three members of the Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce, Brandon Gomes and Jake McGee will serve as honorary cochairs for the Pinellas Education Foundations Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala at Tropicana Field on Dec. 6. Proceeds from the event will increase the number of scholarships available to help deserving Pinellas students attend college or technical school through the Foundations Take Stock in Children Scholarship program. This whimsical evening, where women dress in cocktail attire but complete their look with tennis shoes, will feature dinner, a Tis the Season Shoppes where a variety of vendors will sell gifts of all kinds, a silent auction, craft beer tables (with drink ticket purchase), as well as an inflatable obstacle course, jousting, table tennis, battle bots, slap shot hockey, baseball, basketball and more. General admission tickets are $35 with entrance to the event at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $125 with entrance at 6 p.m. There will be no tickets sold at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tiesandtennisshoes.com After the Friday night fun, enjoy a Saturday morning run at Tropicana Field. Take part in the Foundations Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K Run/Walk, one-mile fun run or kids dash. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 with the run at 7:30 a.m. Participants will cross the finish line on the field on Rays Vision. Cost is $30 to register until Dec. 1 and $35 after with proceeds going to the Foundations Take Stock in Children Scholarship program. Join or create a team by visiting www.tiesandtennisshoes.com. After the race, participants can enjoy the Santa Parade and head down to the City of St. Petersburgs Snowfest in Straub Park. The Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation, Raymond James, the Helios Education Foundation, St. Petes Promise, The Tampa Bay Times, Bright House Networks, Clear Channel Outdoor, City of St. Pete and others, sponsor these events. NotebookBreakfast with Santa setLARGO The 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 to 11 a.m., at St. Jerome Early Childhood Center, 10895 Hamlin Blvd. Advance tickets are $6 each or $30 for a family of five or more. Tickets at the door are $7 each or $35 for a family. The event is open to the entire community. Tickets include breakfast, face painting, kiddiecrafts, and a visit with Santa. Pictures with Santa, a raffle and a gift shop are available at additional costs. For information, call 596-9491 or visit stjeromeearlychildhood center.org. Three CCC seniors sign national lettersCLEARWATER Clearwater Central Catholic High School seniors David Paul of Tarpon Springs, Brenden Overton and Derek Gibree, both of Largo, recently signed national letters of intent today to play college athletics. Paul committed to Palm Beach Atlantic University to play baseball. Paul, a pitcher for the CCC Marauder baseball team, ended his junior year with a 1.32 ERA, 92 strike-outs and an 11-1 record. At the plate he hit over .400. In his sophomore and junior years he was named Most Valuable Player and was named Suncoast Region Pitcher of the Year as a junior. Overton committed to play baseball for St. Leo University. As a junior for the CCC Marauder baseball team he hit for a .370 average and led both the team and county in home runs. Last year, he was selected to the Second Team All-County and First Team All-Suncoast. He has also played for the 16U USA team. Gibree has committed to play baseball for St. Leo University. He led the CCC Marauder baseball team in batting with a .425 average. As a junior, Gibree was named Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the Pinellas All-County Team and the All Suncoast Team. Countryside swimmer signs with CincinnatiCLEARWATER Ryan Peters, a senior swimmer at Countryside High School, recently signed a national letter of intent with the University of Cincinnati. Peters is the Class 4A state champion in the 200-meter freestyle and the runner-up in the 100 backstroke. His relay team came in first in the 200 free relay and third in the 400 free relay. Peters plans to study industrial design at UC. He will join his TBAY teammate Dean Waite who is a freshman at UC this year.Staples awards grant to Blossom Montessori CLEARWATER Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., recently awarded $1,000 to Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to nonprofit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising up to $25,000 per organization. The program, called 2 Million and Change, will award funds to organizations around the world, reaching more than $2 million in grants by the end of the year. In 2012, associates globally directed more than $2.1 million of Staples Foundation grants to 470 nonprofit organizations. Staples Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where our associates live and work, said Katy Dobbs in a press release. Dobbs is director of global community and giving for Staples Inc. Through our program, we are pleased to support our associates and the local nonprofit organizations that matter to them most. Ryan Peters Photo courtesy of CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLICPictured are, from left, David Paul, Brenden Overton, Clearwater Central Catholic High School head coach Todd Vaughan, Derek Gibree and assistant coach Bob Gibree. 112113

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Faith & Family 15A Leader, November 28, 2013 Obituaries Carl Groover HAYES age 80, passed away at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, S.C., November 19, 2013. For a full obituary, please visit www.thomasmcafee.com. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast. 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 12:10 Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 11:40 am Noon 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)070413 Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L 011013When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 5200 Seminole Blvd. Seminole. FL 33708A Divisions of Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Specialist 9170 Oakhurst Rd. Suite 1 Seminole 727-517-3376 www.armstrongdermatology.com www.westfloridadermatology.com USED UP YOUR DEDUCTIBLE?TIME IS RUNNING OUT! 112813Accepting Most Insurance PlansDont let your PAID up deductible go to waste! Immediate appointments are available and we have extended our hours for your convenience on Tuesday, December 10 & Thursday, December 12, Tuesday, December 17 & Thursday, December 19 until 7:30pm. HandelsTHE MESSIAHPart 1Sunday, December 8, 3 p.m.Free Will Offering Reception FollowsGrace Lutheran Church4301 16th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33702 www.grace-lutheran.com 727-527-1168112813The Pinellas Lutheran ChoirDirector Robert Drick Soloists Instrumentalists28th YearCo-Sponsors: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans & The Valparaiso University Guild John and Patricia Fenech of North Redington Beach, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Meaghan Patricia Fenech, to Michael Charles Schaedel, son of Robert and Linda Schaedel of New Smyrna Beach. The wedding is planned for Oct. 25, 2014, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. The bride elect is a 2006 graduate of Seminole High School. She attended the University of North Florida where she earned a bachelors degree in early childhood learning in 2010. She is a teacher at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. The groom elect is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic High School. He attended Florida State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Economics in 2008. He is an account executive with Fidelity Investments in Tampa.Meaghan Patricia Fenech and Michael Charles Schaedel will be married Oct. 25, 2014. Robert and Beryl SydnorFenech-Schaedel Robert and Beryl Sydnor celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with about 100 friends at the November meeting of the Largo Area Historical Society Nov. 11. Honoring the couple were many relatives from out of town and about 75 members of the historical society. Society member Bonnie McGee interviewed the Sydnors with many great questions. Sydnors celebrate 75th Anniversary Worship calendarThank people who go above and beyond As a mom of two little girls, I try to set a good example of helping others and serving others. I think its important to teach our kids that everything is not just about them. Its hard. We are in the me generation, and people feel they are entitled to things. This entitlement mentality can be costly and have a negative impact on society. Thats why when people exceed others expectations it can really have a positive impact on everyone around them and can truly make a difference in their lives. My family was on a road trip recently, and we were in line to pay the toll. When we got to the tollbooth operator, he told us someone ahead of us had paid for us. It wasnt something we were expecting, and all we could do was smile and say. Wow! We felt special, and it made our day. We even told others about what happened to us that day. One persons thoughtfulness and dollar touched all four of us in the car. I am fortunate to work for a person who likes to go above and beyond for her employees and her clients. She enjoys delighting people and giving people white glove service or what we call at our company white dove service. We want to make our clients feel extra special. The funny thing is, it not only makes them feel special, but we also feel good because we know we are doing our best for them. We decided to start something new this past month to recognize our co-workers who we see going above and beyond the call of duty. We started giving out White Dove service awards. These awards are in recognition of our employees who exceed white dove service to our clients or to others in our office. An example would be an employee working on a project even after work hours to get something done for a client or maybe helping out with something that isnt exactly in their job description. These awards are very encouraging to our employees because they get recognized for their good deeds, and its also fun because our boss has a drawing at the end of each month for those nominated, and they can win a $50 gift card. Because my boss likes to encourage this positive behavior, she thought we should start recognizing people in the community who go above and beyond in serving others. To highlight people in the community, we are using social media and Facebook. When you see someone go above and beyond the call of service, you can recognize them and nominate them for the White Dove service award. My boss wants to include the community in the $50 gift card drawing at the end of the month. I think this is the perfect time to start looking for those who give white dove service, especially since we are coming into the hustle and bustle of the holidays and all the holiday shopping. I am hoping there are tons of people who can be recognized for a job better than well done. If interested in nominating someone for a white dove service award go to www.facebook.com/trustbiz and put the persons name and what they did to deserve this honor. If you want you can even include a photo of them. Come back to the Facebook page the last Friday of the month starting in December and see if your nominee won. As we kick off the holidays, lets build community spirit. Just think if everyone took the time to help and serve others a little bit more rather than be served how our world would be a little bit brighter.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 7 and 9, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs Pasadena PresbyterianST. PETERSBURG A food drive is currently underway through December at Pasadena Presbyterian, 100 Pasadena Ave. N. Donations of nonperishable food such as canned or boxed foods and paper turkeys (grocery store gift cards) are being accepted at a collection unit on the property. Donations may be dropped off weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. For information, call 388-4339 or visit www.pasadenapc.com.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Fall activities are well underway at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The church hosts youth and younger youth groups, Wednesday Night Alive, traditional Sunday morning worship and newer alternative worship gathering every Sunday evening. Call 531-3200 or visit www.HopeFamily.com.Beth-El Shalom Messianic CongregationST. PETERSBURG A Chanukah celebration will be presented Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., at Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N. The event will feature the lighting of the 10foot menorah. Potato latkes will be served. Attendees will have an opportunity to sing Chanukah songs, dance and play games. Attendees may bring their own menorah and candles and join the united lighting ceremony. All are welcome and admission is free. For information, call 345-7777 or visit www.Jew ishheritage.net.Good Samaritan ChurchPINELLAS PARK An inspirational, free concert will be presented during the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 60085 Park Blvd. Marsha Stevens-Pino and Cindy StevensPino will present contemporary Christian music and share information about their BALM Ministries for people from all walks of life who feel they have somehow been excluded from the good news of the Gospels. Marsha has been called the mother of contemporary Christian music and has written many familiar songs including the classic For Those Tears I Died (Come to the Water). All are welcome to the concert. A love offering will be taken. For additional information, visit goodsam-church.org.Pinellas Ladies Prayer Committee of FloridaCLEARWATER The Pinellas Ladies Prayer Committee of Florida will host the seventh annual fundraiser to celebrate Jesus birthday and to honor local military families on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., at Matheos Hall, 409 Old Coachman Road N. The event will feature a silent auction and childrens store as well as refreshments, fellowship and Christmas music performed by local Christian performers. The Pinellas Ladies Prayer Breakfast Committee of Florida is a volunteer committee of ladies from all denominations who have joined together on the National Day of Prayer to pray for families, churches, communities, local, state and national leaders. Attendees are asked to bring a gift card of a minimum of $20 to support a wounded veteran and his/her family. RSVP by Dec. 2, to Jo Davis at 430-5003 or email JoDavis41@aol.com. Calvary Episcopal ChurchINDIAN ROCKS BEACH An Advent Quiet Morning will be offered Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St. Fr. Jon Roberts will be the spiritual leader for this event. This is a morning of quiet prayer and meditation and enables Christians to incorporate the good news of Advent more deeply into their lives. All are invited. Call 595-2374. Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER The annual Christmas Marketplace will be presented Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m., in Hambley Hall, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The marketplace funds the mission and ministry of Hope Church. Great gift and bake sale items will be available for purchase. The event also will feature fun, friendship and fellowship. The entire community is encouraged to come be a part of this holiday shopping event where unique and reasonably priced items will be available for purchase. For information, call 531-3200 or visit www.hopefamily.com.Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG A full course Shabbat dinner will be presented Friday, Dec. 13, at the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. The event also will feature professional cantor Rabbi Levi Kaplan. Kaplan will inspire attendees with songs and stories. The Cantorial Shabbat will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost for those who RSVP prior to Monday, Dec. 9, is $18 for adults, $10 for children and $50 for a family. Thereafter, the cost is $20 for adults and $12 for children. To RSVP, call 344-4900 or visit www.ChabadSP.com. With his rich baritone voice and passion for chazzanut, Kaplan began training in his early teens under the tutelage of famous cantors and voice coaches in New York. For the past 20 years he has performed at congregations and venues across the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, for the past 13 years Kaplan, a dynamic educator and animated teacher, has directed the Ivy League Torah Study Experience, an exclusive summer learning retreat in the Catskills for promising young Jewish leaders of the next generation. Kaplan is also the director of TorahCafe.com, the online division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) which features thousands of lectures on Jewish topics across the spectrum, given by some of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today. Kaplan also will lead Shabbat morning services on Saturday, Dec. 14. All are invited to participate free of charge. A special Kiddush will follow services. Rabbi Levi Kaplan

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Brakes A/C Cooling System 112813 082913 NEW OWNER JOHN GLUFF17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ~ GRADUATE OF INDIANA BARBER COLLEGEPLAZA 100 SHOPS ~ 100 INDIAN ROCKS ROAD BELLEAIR BLUFFS ~ 727-584-8181Tuesday Friday, 8:00 5:00 Saturday, 8:00 2:00 JOHNNYS BARBER SHOPSPECIALIZING IN FADES, BUSINESSMENS & FLAT TOPS NEW110713 A gusty performance: dolphins wild ride from Punta GordaAn unforgettable brightness recently pierced a thickly overcast day the way Christmas lights infuse a dusky snowfall with cheer. And, as dolphins do so well, their bright escapade raised questions about what actually goes on at sea. Midmorning on that dim day, in the middle of the watery route we survey for the federal government, we happened upon six bottlenose dolphins. Their pewter and silver coats blended beautifully with the grays of the day. Two were mothers with young of the year. J is an experienced mother and kept her tiny 2-month-old solidly at her side. Stick, having a second go at motherhood, foraged some distance from her little 3-month-old. Her cavalier mothering could be excused this time because she had babysitters. The other two dolphins, Sticks age-mates Bet and Slightwin, securely flanked Sticks tiny twig and gently rambled around with it. All that changed when the broad and gleaming Ginny C, here from the community of Punta Gorda south of Johns Pass, powered up modestly as it cut through the dolphins watery patch. Her broad beam and captains speed created the perfect waves for surfing. The dolphins headed over instantly. Stick vanished under the bow. The babysitters vanished into its foamy wake with their charge. J and her calf swept in a quarter mile ahead. Though powered by the unhesitant dolphin opportunism, the ladies seamless coordination argues that they had to have communicated their intentions to surf to one another across those gloomy seas. There is little evidence that dolphin vocalizations clearly refer to something specific the way, for example, the sound of boat clearly refers to a vessel for navigating the waterways or Let us surf to the Narrows! imparts an unambiguous intention. Yet they all seemed to agree on something, for they turned and zipped over as one. Just as flawlessly, Capt. John Heidemann seized the moment and positioned us parallel but safely to the side so that I could photograph the dolphins gusty performance for the record. And performance it was! The two moms stayed next to their babies in the water, showing them how dolphins ride down the faces of rolling waves. Their breathing surfaces became cameo appearances between Bet and Slightwins spectacular leaps. For 10 minutes, Bet and Slightwin leapt more than 3 dozen times, alternating between individual and synchronous leaps just inches apart. They sure clipped it close! They even appeared at times to be nudging each other while airborne. Whether leaping alone or in tandem, each dragged one fluke in the water the way an athletic dancer always knows the distance between her and the dance floor. In my private life of dolphins, Bet and Slightwin already have celebrity status for their aerial behavior. Slightwin gave us the most magnificent display of dolphin aerial agility to date last year, when she performed or exhibited or executed or just flirted with the young bull PC in a small private cove via a brilliant series of nimble aerobatics. Bet has always been a jumpy dolphin, usually jumping as a form of greeting, though she stopped this during the two years she spent with her ailing baby Ballou. Bet has recently lost Ballou and her most frequent adult companion as well. Her best friend Face died in September under grisly circumstances; it is not clear that Bet knows this. But Bets first and only calf, 2-year-old Ballou, vanished within the month of Faces death. There is no doubt that Bet knows that the baby dolphin that had been at her side for 28 months is gone. Ever since Ballou disappeared, with a couple of exceptions, we have seen Bet surfing wildly as she did this gloomy day. It is an unmistakable change in her behavior. Dr. Barbara Brunnick of Jupiter has studied free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins and killer whales extensively for the last 40 years. Upon hearing of Bets new found wild surfing behavior, she commented simply that Bet had found a way to cope. I am interested in the circumstances of Bet and Slightwins wild ride. Though in the same age-sex group (both born in 2004), Bet and Slightwin have not grown up together. In fact, for the last five years, which is as far back in the database I looked for this story, these two age-mates have shown the uncanny tendency to appear in the study area on alternate weeks. We have seen Bet 73 times and Slightwin 80 times in that time, but only together in the same group 22 times (14 percent of the time). Maybe their competition for space was spurring them on, and it just looked like fun to us.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54 @gmail.com or visit her website at www.goodnatured statistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Photo by ANN WEAVERThese two young female bottlenose dolphins, one that has been surfing wildly like this since she lost her little calf last month, are competing for space or spurring each other on. Maybe both!Winter trout keep anglers busyMake no mistake about it, winter without a doubt has arrived. After what has been the best fall in recent years, its hard to complain. A trifecta of weather systems will converge on us by mid-week producing rain and near gale-force winds, but perhaps worst of all will be the drop in water temperature. I think its safe to say we can say goodbye to seasonal bait stocks. This is not all doom and gloom, however. Plenty of good fishing happens around here in the winter. Lucky for us we have one of the best trout populations anywhere in the gulf and if youre like me you get pretty excited about the arrival of the gator trout to our shallows. Using an artificial lure, these large sea trout will take soft plastics and hard baits alike. For those wanting to start the day off with live bait, its most likely time for live shrimp. Having good weather for fishing when its convenient for your schedule becomes much less reliable over the next two months. Fish in general receive less pressure and if you do make it out on an in-between cold front day it can be fantastic. However, the reality is that youre going to miss some time on the water. This is the time to get yourself ready for better days ahead. Im as guilty as the next one when it comes to neglecting my vessel. Anyone who owns a boat will agree there are some things that need a little TLC around what is most likely their prized possession. However you go about it, top to bottom or bow to stern, surely youll find enough projects to keep you busy. Confidence comes with preparation and there is something to be said about knowing the inter-workings of your vessel.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein Gardening notesGarden tours to be offeredLARGO Free vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Attendees will learn more about growing their own food as they marvel at the eye-catching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in Extensions Florida Botanical Herb Garden. Guests will wander the brick paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings and learn how the featured plants can be used in the home. Visitors also will learn more about the tropical fruits that do well in the Florida climate including many varieties of bananas, figs, papayas, mangoes, avocados, sugar cane and citrus as well as little-known fruits that are not usually considered by the home gardener including jackfruit, carambola, Buddhas Hand and pomegranate. The tour features a diversity of plantings including a wide variety of ground covers, bromeliads, palms and power-line friendly trees can be used in home landscaping. These tours, recommended for adults, are limited to groups of 14 to 16 people. Advance registration is required. Call 582-2500 or visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/6241882639/eorg. Tree ID program setTARPON SPRINGS A free program on identifying trees will be presented Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. A local natural resource agent will discuss the basics of how to identify area trees. The presentation will include a guided tree identification 0.75-mile walk. Closed-toe shoes, water and hat are recommended. The program is best for ages 6 and older. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. Park to host nature hikeLARGO A monthly nature hike will be offered Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. Attendees will take a guided walk through the woods, seeking out animals such as birds, raccoons, owls, opossums, bats and more. Flashlights are optional. The hike is free, but donations are kindly accepted. To preregister, call 518-3047.

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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:FrozenGenre: Adventure and animation Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Rated: PG Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. OldboyGenre: Thriller Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone and Samuel L. Jackson Director: Spike Lee Rated: R Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Black NativityGenre: Drama and musical Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, TyreseOpening this weekendDisneys Frozen thaws the box office; Spike Lee directs Oldboy Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSFrom left, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven share an adventure in Walt Disney Studios Frozen. Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Nas and Luke James Director: Kasi Lemmons Rated: PG In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes celebrated play, the holiday musical drama Black Nativity follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs rules, a frustratedPhoto by HILARY BRONWYN GAYLEJosh Brolin stars in Spike Lees Oldboy. See OPENING, page 8B Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, November 28, 2013 Visit www.TBNweekly.com The Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring 112813From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. 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Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach. American Craft Endeavors will host this festival, now in its second year. Madeira Way will be lined with fine crafters from all areas, displaying their works for sale at this community festival. Attendees will find a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more. Admission is free. The 23rd annual Thanksgiving Art and Craft Festival sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 1, at 111 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. The outdoor showcase has been a holiday favorite for more than 22 years, and has always been presented during Thanksgiving weekend. With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors alike to shop small business for their gift giving needs. Historic Tarpon Springs, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is widely recognized as a spirited arts destination. The weekends event will feature the original works of new and upcoming talent as well as established artists and crafters. There is something for everyone here from folk art, earthenware, and paintings, to wearable art, body products and personalized gifts. For information, visit www.SIKPromotions.com. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013, Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of musics biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multiGrammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Joining Koz this year are Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis; worldrenowned singer Oleta Adams, who first came to prominence when Tears for Fears asked her to appear on their The Seeds of Love album and who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, jazz, popular and gospel music; and Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $32.75. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com. TSO will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, The Lost Christmas Eve. TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past 15 years, and quietly became one of the worlds biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul ONeills vision of Rock Theater, the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock, delighting audiences of all ages year after year. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLDave Koz performs Nov. 30 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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PETERSBURG The Florida Orchestra Musicians AssTociation hosted the Justine LeBaron Young Artists Competition on Nov. 16, at the Music Center on the Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College. Named in remembrance of Justine LeBaron, former principal French horn with The Florida Orchestra, it is a judged competition for young instrumental performers of classical music up to 22 years of age in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. This years competition included more than 30 competitors across the combined senior and junior divisions in piano and instrumental categories. The master of ceremonies for the award presentation was John Wilson, the news anchor of Fox 13 television, who handed out the winners trophies and cash prizes totaling $3,700. The senior division winners (13 to 22 years old) in piano were Jacques Antonorsi, first prize; Julia Hossain, second prize; and Claire Chen, third prize. The senior division instrumental winners were Julia Hossain, first prize, violin; Federico Valencia, second prize, trumpet; Kaila DeLany, third prize, oboe; and Joseph Min, honorable mention, cello. The senior division first prize winners will be invited to perform their concerto movement at the next Benefit Concert of The Florida Orchestra Musicians Association. The junior division winners (12 years old and younger) in piano were Marco Jimenez, first prize; Sophia Chen, second prize; Janet Liu, third prize; and Melinda Liu, honorable mention. The junior division instrumental winners were Sophia Chen, first prize, violin; Lilly Paggio, second prize, violin; Arnav Singh, third prize, violin; and Marco Jimenez, honorable mention, violin. The competition winners also performed recital pieces during the awards ceremony, and The National Society of Arts and Letters provided an additional prize of $500 to oboist Kaila DeLany as the most outstanding recitalist for her very moving performance of a movement from Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Victor Wooten with special guest Stu Hamm, Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Five-time Grammy award winner, Wooten is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. He has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. Wooten was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, twohanded tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics. Title of Show, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell; Feb. 6-23, at New Stage Theatre, inside Country Day World School, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. For performance times and ticket information, call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org. Title of Show is a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter about a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter. Its very specificity gives it broad appeal, as it takes a thoroughly unique and comical look at the pleasures and perils of the artistic process. Thoroughly Modern Millie, with book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 28 through March 16, 2014, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a fast-paced, energetic musical comedy set in the roaring s. Taking place in New York City in 1922, Millie Dillmount has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Its a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. The production will feature Linda Weir as director and Amy Phillips as choreographer.Clearwater Our Town, by Thornton Wilder; Dec. 5-15, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. It is a play in three acts that explores the lives of the Gibbs and Webb families living in a small, quintessentially American town in New Hampshire. Wilder described it as a little play with all the big subjects in it. The Stage Manager is narrator throughout the play describing the locations (as scenery is sparse) and making key observations about the world the play creates. Michael McDonald: This Christmas An Evening of Holiday and Hits, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $82. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. With a career that encompasses five Grammy Awards, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the worlds most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. From s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as What A Fool Believes and solo hits like I Keep Forgettin through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, McDonald is an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.St. Petersburg Mix 100.7s Acoustic Christmas show, Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $41.50. Call 893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com. Pop singersongwriter Colbie Caillat will join the Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, ZZ Ward and Michael Franti for the holiday show. Caillat, who was rejected twice by American Idol and became first known to fans through MySpace, debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles Bubbly and Realize. A year later, she won a Grammy for Lucky, a duet with Jason Mraz. In 2009, she was named Billboard magazines 94th best-selling music artist of the 2000-2009 decade. Caillat has sold more than six million albums worldwide and more than 10 million singles. The Goo Goo Dolls made their mark 20 years ago and recently released their latest album, Magnetic. Renowned for their commercially successful 1998 single Iris, the band has released nine albums, had 14 top ten singles on various charts and sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Iris was ranked No. 1 on Billboards Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012 chart last October. Magnetic has 11 news songs from the celebratory single Rebel Beat to the love-rediscovery ballad Slow It Down to the blue-collar anthem Keep the Car Running. Band members are primary singer, songwriter and guitarist John Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takas and drummer Mike Malinin. The Fray, a rock band from Denver, achieved national success with their debut album, How to Save a Life, in 2005. The single, Over My Head (Cable Car), became a Top 10 hit in the United States, and the release of their second single, How to Save a Life, brought them worldwide fame. The song charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top five single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.St. Pete Beach 19th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete Beach. The show will feature a wide variety of crafts such as finely handcrafted jewelry and pet and spa products. Visit www.artfestival.com.Gulfport USA Dance Monday, Dec. 16, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.November 28, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Pace yourself, Capricorn. The holiday season is just getting underway. Give too much of yourself now, and you wont have any to give later.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 True to form, youre on top of your game, at home and at work. There is nothing you cannot do this week, Aquarius. A web of deceit begins to unravel.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Shape up, or ship out, Pisces. There are many others waiting in the wings, so if your heart is not in it, move aside. Hope blooms at home.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Duty calls, Aries. Heed it and give it your all. You will reap more rewards than you know. A task at home must be divided and conquered.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Party invites arrive by the handful. Choose the best and leave the rest, Taurus. Financial objectives are met, and you have some to spare.GeminiMay 21 June 21 The gift list grows. You better get shopping, Gemini. Start someplace youve never been. Dcor needs require some thinking out-side of the box.CancerJune 22 July 22 Nothing is etched in stone, Cancer. If you need to make some changes, then do so. Your friends will understand. A financial endeavor pans out.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Dreams grow, but resources stay in short supply. No need to worry, Leo. Things will eventually equal out. A deadline is extended just in time.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 A problem festers. Leave it be, Virgo. It is not your problem to fix. A major renovation at home tests patience but ends well. Invites arrive by the handful.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 The secret is out, and you are free to speak about the matter. Be open but tactful, Libra. Opportunity rarely knocks more than once. Dont miss out.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Youre not much of a risktaker, but an offer this week is too good to pass up. Go for it, Scorpio. Its yours for the taking. A party date is near.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Fancy that, Sagittarius. Someone is in dire need, and you come to their rescue. Be careful that you dont make a habit of it. A card bears good news. Across1. Baker's dozen? 5. Bed board 9. Corolla part 14. Withdraw gradually 15. Container weight 16. Deposed leader, perhaps 17. Betrothal gifts (2 wds) 20. Do museum work 21. Short, sharp drum sound (hyphenated) 22. Jail, slangily 23. Balances 25. Without previous examination (2 wds) 29. Not yet dry 32. Doing nothing 33. Fail to see 34. Kidney waste product 36. Approaches 38. Brown-capped mushroom 39. Blends 40. Am able to (old style) 41. Experienced 43. Sean Connery, for one 44. Antiquity, in antiquity 45. Expressions of loathing 48. Wilkes-___, Pa. 49. Elephant's weight, maybe 50. Stanley Kowalksi's wife 53. Rat 57. Respect of one nation for another's laws (3 wds) 60. Gorillalike 61. Old Glory 62. Clothing 63. Airheaded 64. Sort 65. Eye afflictionDown1. The America's Cup trophy, e.g. 2. Characteristic carrier 3. Comedian's stock 4. "Invasion of the Body ___," film 5. Chest protector 6. Flimsy, as an excuse 7. "___ we having fun yet?" 8. Big ___ Conference 9. Yearly (2 wds) 10. Leaves 11. Hair colorer 12. Aquatic plant 13. "___ we forget" 18. Attack 19. Certain surgeon's "patient" 23. Core 24. Evening bell 25. Because 26. Archetype 27. Pituitary, e.g. 28. Neigh softly 29. Expression that radio message will be acted upon 30. ___ a high note (2 wds) 31. Exams 35. Plastics containing organic material 37. Furtive 42. Power 46. Inside shot? (hyphenated) 47. Barfly's binge 48. Seventh heaven 50. Bunch 51. Pith helmet 52. Give off, as light 53. Become unhinged 54. Boor 55. May racing event, for short 56. "___ quam videri" (North Carolina's motto) 58. "How ___ Has the Banshee Cried" (Thomas Moore poem) 59. Bug out Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudoku CrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week

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Expires December 5, 2013Lunch or Dinner112813 HALF OFF Serving Beer & WineNow Taking Catering Holiday Orders! 101713 112813 082913 Music sceneCapitol Theatre welcomes Michael McDonald; Chris Cornell plays the Mahaffey By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. The 97X Next Big Thing concert will be Saturday, Dec. 7, noon, at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.97xonline.com. The lineup will feature Thirty Seconds to Mars, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Dirty Heads, Manchester Orchestra, Pepper, Sleeping with Sirens, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and Saints of Valor. The 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $26. Call 813301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com. This years lineup will feature Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Paramore, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony and Travie McCoy. The Ruth Eckerd Hall On the Road series will present Blast Friday with Little River Band on Friday, Dec. 27, 5:30 p.m. The will be presented on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage in downtown Clearwater. This free street festival will feature a variety of vendors as well as food, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Little River Band was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. With their good song writing, powerful vocals and guitar harmonies, they immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the s and as. Some of their chart-topping hits include Its a Long Way There, Help Is On Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady and Cool Change. A limited number of VIP packages are also available which includes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage, one beer and one slice of pizza from Tonys Pizzeria. VIP packages cost $25. For information, call 791-7400 or visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Capitol Theatre Michael McDonald: This Christmas An Evening of Holiday and Hits, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Rockapella, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. B.B. King, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Jannus Live Alabama Shakes, Friday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. Megadeth, Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Largo Cultural Center Rock n Roll Holiday Concert III featuring Tommy Mara and The Crests and Cornell Gunters Coasters; Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Tony Kennys Christmas Time in Ireland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 The Revivalists, Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Sylhh 7.0, Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Mahlers Symphony No. 1; Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. Chris Cornell, Friday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Mahlers Symphony No. 1; Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Sounds of Celebration; Thursday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. Mix 100.7 Acoustic Christmas featuring Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray and ZZ Ward; Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Holiday Pops; Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 and 8 p.m. Chris Isaak, Sunday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Arab Idols 2013 Stars, Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. The Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Nate Najars Jazz Holiday, Saturday, Dec. 14, 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 August Burns Red, Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. The Devil Wears Prada, Sunday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Bonnie Raitt, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Yanni, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Yanni, Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Huey Lewis and The News, Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Bowzers Holiday Rock n Roll Party, Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Hungarian Stage Folk Ensemble, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Mahlers Symphony No. 1; Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Fresh Beat Band, Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. New York Tenors Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Holiday Pops; Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. A Peter White Christmas, Monday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Trace Adkins Christmas Show, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Rockapella Holiday, Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ZZ Top, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Galbraith Group, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Unknown Hinson, Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Suncoast Blues Society Holiday Party featuring the Nick Moss Band and the Lauren Mitchell Band, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Dean Johanesen, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Hendrix, Osborne & Key, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Zach Deputy, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. Donna the Buffalo, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip perssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Danny Brown, Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Papadosio, Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Rocking the Holidays, Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Jon Olivas Pain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Chiodos, Friday, Dec. 20, 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: Holiday Pops; Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. 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.Tampa Bay Times Forum Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Donny and Marie Christmas, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Andrea Bocelli, Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.Tampa Theatre Lyle Lovett, Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre is at 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Call 813274-8982 or visit www.tampa theatre.org.Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center Christmas with the Baltimore Consort, Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet, Sunday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The center is at 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.USF Sun Dome Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. The Sun Dome is on the USF Tampa Campus at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813974-3004.For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com. Photo by JAKE CHESSUM/MAHAFFEY THEATER Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATRE Photo by AUTUMN DE WILDE/THE FUN STAR Above, Jannus Live welcomes Alabama Shakes Dec. 6. At left, Chris Cornell plays the Mahaffey Theater Dec. 6. At center, Michael McDonald brings his holiday concert to Capitol Theatre Dec. 18.

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Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETS 112813 Silent Auction of Fully Decorated Christmas Trees, Vacation Packages, Rum Cakes & More to Benet Local Toy Drives. Saturday, December 7 10am-5pm 2013 holiday calendars in Tampa Bay are filled with fun By SUZETTE PORTERIt doesnt take snow to celebrate the winter holidays in Pinellas County. Plenty of festive fun can be found throughout each and every town, including the following.Holiday boat parades St Pete Beach and South Pasadena holiday lighted boat parade ST. PETE BEACH The St Pete Beach and South Pasadena holiday lighted boat parade is Friday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. The event starts at the Blind Pass Bridge and heads south to the Bayway Bridge. There are cash and other prizes available to winning entries. Entry is free. Entries are limited. To register your boat or get more information contact Mandy Edmunds at 363-9245 or a.edmunds@stpetebeach.org. Island Estates Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade CLEARWATER The 2013 Memorial Holiday Boat Parade, organized by the Island Estates Yacht Club, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a pre-parade captains meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Clearwater Yacht Club, 830 S. Bayway Blvd. Call 447-6000. The decorated boats will assemble in Mandalay Channel located between Island Estates and Clearwater Beach at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the lead boat will proceed northward through Mandalay Channel. Then the parade will weave in and out of many of the Island Estate canals before heading over to Coachman Park around 8 p.m. From there the boats will go under the new Memorial Causeway Bridge turning into the Clearwater Marina Channel before navigating to the Clearwater Yacht Clubs judging stand. Cash and gift certificate prizes, donated by many area businesses, will be awarded to the bestdecorated boats. There is no parade entry fee. Anyone interested in participating can call IEYC Fleet Captain Paul Lightfoot at 744-1728 oremailliteft@msn.com. The Island Estates Yacht Club Boat Parade is one of the largest and most popular marine events in the Clearwater area. This is its 39th year. The parade honors the memory of Island Estates Yacht Club members who have passed away during the year. Redington Beaches and Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade REDINGTON BEACHES/INDIAN SHORES The Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade Committee announced that the 2013 edition of the annual Holiday Boat Parade will be staged on Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. Participating boats are requested to rendezvous just north of the Tom Stuart (Madeira Beach) Causeway at approximately 5:45 p.m. This year, the committee hopes to increase the value of the prizes distributed to the winning boats. Last year, the total prize value exceeded $4,000, shared among the almost 30 boats entered. As in previous years, the boats will cover a route following the Intracoastal Waterway from just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge (Redington Beach) to The Pub restaurant in Indian Shores. The route meanders into the creeks and canals that branch off the ICW, passing along the shoreline of each of the participating communities. The Captains meeting for participating boats is Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., at the Town Hall of North Redington Beach, 190 173rd Ave., North Redington Beach. The awards ceremony will take place at The Pub Restaurant, the major sponsor of the parade, following the arrival of the last boat parade participant. Again this year, Steve Westphal, owner of The Pub, has graciously extended an invitation to all participants to dock their boats overnight in the restaurants marina. For more information about the Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Boat Parade, call Dave Will, Committee Chairman at 459-9710.Holiday parades Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade LARGO The third annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., through Largos Old Northwest neighborhood. Last year, more than 2,000 people came out to watch more than 60 floats in the parade. The Largo High School marching band will participate this year. Participation in the parade is $50 per decorated float. All proceeds go to the Suncoast Voices for Children Foundation. Sponsorship costs $250 and includes a business logo on the parade banner at the front of the parade. The parade is scheduled before the Holiday Stroll in Largo Central Park. For more information and to register, visit discoverlargo.com. Holiday Street Parade INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The city of Indian Rocks Beach is planning its annual holiday street parade and invites groups and citizens to participate. The parade lineup converges Dec. 8 at noon at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Second Street. At 1 p.m., it will begin to weave throughout each finger, ending at Kolb Park, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. The parade route is 23 miles. After the parade, the city will host its annual childrens holiday party in the civic auditorium, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. Entry forms must be completed via mail or fax by Dec. 5. To obtain a form visitwww.indian-rocks-beach.com. Call Diane Erb at 595-2517. Holiday Illuminated Night Parade SEMINOLE The ninth annual Holiday Illuminated Night Parade is Sunday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. on 113th Street North from the Seminole Mall to the Seminole Recreation complex. This event is co-sponsored by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seminole. For more information, call the Chamber at 3923245. St. Pete Beach Holiday Parade ST. PETE BEACH St. Pete Beach Holiday Parade is Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. Parade route and application for entry is on the St Pete Beach Recreation Departments website at www.spbrec.com. Category awards will be given out. For more information, call Mandy Edmunds at 727-363-9245 or a.edmunds @stpetebeach.org.Holiday events and light displays Lights in the Gardens to open LARGO The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundations Holiday Lights in the Gardens will be open from Friday, Nov. 29, to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stroll through this years display of more than 750,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. A donation of $2 per person (13 years and older) is recommended. Events scheduled during the Holiday Lights include a Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation gift and plant sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a dog parade on Sunday, Dec. 29, starting at 1 p.m. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens remain open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day, with free admission during daylight hours. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100. Largo Holidays in the Park Arts & Crafts Show LARGO Celebrate the holidays with a weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original and unique items Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Largo Central Park. Largo Holidays in the Park Arts & Crafts Show includes specialty food vendors, Christmas carolers and spectacular holiday lights in the park. Santa Claus will visit, so bring the kids. There will be lots of giveaways and raffles for cash gift cards and grand prizes. Free drawings are held three times per day. Grand prizes are at end of each day. Visit loganjadepromotions.com or call 321300-4509. Oakdale Christmas Light display ST. PETERSBURG The Oakdale Christmas Light display opens Friday, Nov. 29, and continues through Jan. 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at 2719 Oakdale St. S., St. Petersburg. The display includes about 500,000 lights on a half-acre lot. A walking yard tour includes an 18-train HO scale model railroad, moving and animated items, inflatables, lighted figures and displays. Enjoy hands-on games and bubble machines for the kids. Several trees tower over the display, including one rising to 70 feet. The free Christmas display started in 1977 and was among the top three finalists on NBCs Today Show, Ill Be Home for Christmas. It also was featured on HGTVs All Out Christmas Special and in People Magazine. It takes 10 people about three months to install. About 10 trailer loads bring items from storage. The display is powered by three electrical meters. To get to the display, take I275 to exit 22 (old exit 9), which is 175 E. Turn right on Fourth Street, heading south. Go 1 mile, crossing over 22nd Avenue South. Next street on left is Oakdale. Go two blocks, park or look. For more information, visit ChristmasDisplay.org. Chanukah Extravaganza ST. PETERSBURG The 10th annual Chanukah Extravaganza is Sunday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m. The Pardes Rock Band will be rolling into town for a rocking performance. The Chabad Jewish Center invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the extravaganza, featuring the Pardes Rock Band. The event is free of charge. Pardes is a Jewish rock band that defines the current state in the evolution of Jewish music. The band brings positive spiritual content together with rock sound and a hint of Mediterranean and Hassidic influence, and creates todays Jewish rock. The live shows performed by the band are always an uplifting experience where the audience is taken on an inspiring spiritual journey. Music is the path to the soul, and Pardes delivers. Take a walk down memory lane while enjoying delicious hot brisket sandwiches, knishes, and jelly donuts, among other food concessions. Bring your family to enjoy flying on the bungee jumping and inflatable slide. Children will enjoy crafts and face painting. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant Menorah. Chanukah, a celebration for all time is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. For more information, call the Chabad Jewish Center at 3444900. Winters Miracle on Cleveland Street CLEARWATER Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium offer Winters Miracle on Cleveland Street Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 10 p.m. The festivities kick-off with the official lighting of the all-new Capitol Theatre sign atop the nearly completed theatre by Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, city and business leaders and officials from Ruth Eckerd Hall. The first 250 children (age 12 and under) will receive an exclusive holiday Winter plush toy. Presented by Bright House Networks, this free holiday festival returns for the sixth year when downtown Clearwaters Cleveland Street District is transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with Floridas largest natural snow slide, holiday crafts, train rides, inflatable attractions and an outdoor ice skating rink. Entertainment will include the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts tap dancers and live music from Tampa Bays favorite party band, Late Night Brass. Jon Bowzer Bauman, a founding member of Rock n Roll Hall of Famers Sha-Na-Na will be the Master of Ceremonies. Winters Dolphin Tale Adventure, located in the Harborview Center at the corner of Osceola and Cleveland streets, will be open to the public with free admission. Children will be able to have their photograph taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy the Hurricane Blizzard and the many educational exhibits inside. Families can participate in a scavenger hunt along Cleveland Street to win great prizes including tickets to upcoming performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the allnew Capitol Theatre. Other prizes include a register-to-win for the opportunity to be an extra in the upcoming film Dolphin Tale 2, an exclusive behind the scenes Dolphin Tale 2 family experience and exclusive Dolphin Tale 2 prizes. The festival will feature a variety of vendors throughout Cleveland Street providing holiday-themed food and refreshments. Holiday in the Park PINELLAS PARK The 11th annual Holiday in the Park event is set for Friday, Dec. 6, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, noon to 9 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. This community-wide family event will feature childrens games, entertainment, photos with Santa, hayrides, a childrens train ride and more. Call 541-0895 for more information. Holiday concert BELLEAIR The town of Belleairs holiday concert is Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Call 518-3728. Christmas lighting ceremony ST. PETE BEACH Pass-AGrille Beach Community Church will host a Christmas lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., outside the church at 107 16th Ave. All residents are invited to attend and join in the singing of Christmas carols while enjoying hot cocoa and homemade cookies. For more information on this and other church activities, call the church office at 360-5508 or email admin@pagchurch.org. Trees and Traditions LARGO Heritage Village will present Trees and Traditions, a Pinellas holiday celebration from 1850 through 1950, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special day of holiday-related activities includes childrens activities and crafts, holiday music, tours, a special visit from Santa Claus and a Holiday Marketplace. For more details, see page 8B. Holiday showcase LARGO Enjoy an afternoon of dancing and singing Largos Holiday Showcase Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The Tutterow Dancers, The Mcmillans, The Bates, The Indian Rocks Christian School Student Choir and the Strolling Carolers all will perform in the grand ballroom. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Safford House Victorian Christmas TARPON SPRINGS Annual Safford House Victorian Christmas, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 12-14, at Safford House Museum, 23 Parkin Court. Hours will be Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for members and children age 3 to 18. Attendees will have an opportunity to ring in the holidays and stroll through the 1883 Safford House beautifully decorated for the holidays in Victorian style. Guests may enjoy refreshments and the unique holiday gift shop and tour the house with Governor Anson Safford (Bruce Miller) as he describes Victorian holiday traditions and life. There also will be live performances of holiday music during the tour. Special Victorian games and activities will be scheduled for children on Saturday. Call 942-5605 or visit TarponArts.org.Special community events South Pasadena Best of Lights contest SOUTH PASADENA The city of South Pasadena is conducting a Best of Lights Contest for 2013. All businesses, homeowners and multi-family complexes (condominiums, mobile home parks, etc.) are invited to display lights during the holidays for consideration. Lights can be placed on the storefront or the exterior and need to be visible from the street. Holiday signs, window painting and twinkling lights are allowed. There will be two winners in each category: first place and first runner-up. First place winners will receive a framed award certification and an official yard sign. Runners up will receive certificates. The first-place winners and runners up will be selected by the Beautification Committee on Dec. 12. Signs and certificates will be presented at the citys regular commission meeting on Jan. 14. The citys cable channel 615 will display winners names throughout the holiday season. Soccer with Santa SEMINOLE The Seminole Youth Athletic Association hosts its seventh annual Soccer with Santa Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 12100 90th Ave., Seminole. The event includes a Seminole Elks Basketball Shootout, soccer games, pictures with Santa, craft fair, sports vendors, bounce houses, raffles, silent auctions, team photos and more. Lunch is $3 and includes pizza, ice cream and a drink. Free booths for vendors. For more information, email Sherri McCarthy at andycap1@tampabay.rr.com or call 235-3378. Breakfast with Santa TREASURE ISLAND The St. Petersburg Lions Club plans its annual Breakfast With Santa event Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lions Club Beach House, 9300 W. Gulf Blvd. Admission is free but those attending are asked to bring a can or bag of pet food for Santa and his reindeer. The pet food will be donated to the PetPal Animal Shelter. Those planning to attend should register by Dec. 6. Call Sally at 813-965-2534 or email LionSally@gmail.com.Holiday entertainment Holiday Party of One LARGO Holiday Party of One, by Alison Burns with musical arrangements by Stan Collins; Dec. 5-20, at New Stage Theatre, inside Country Day World School, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. For performance times and ticket information, call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org. This Tampa Bay holiday traditional finds a home at New Stage Theatre after its highly acclaimed run in 2012. Written by local talents Alison Burns and Karla Hartley, this hilarious holiday treat follows three overworked, out of touch, people as they, once again, get caught up in the mad rush of the holidays that is until Lucky, a Christmas elf, comes to the rescue. The second half of the evening is a unique cabaret of holiday favorites. This production is fun for the whole family. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 CLEARWATER Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013, Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. For more details, see page 1B. Bowzers Rock & Roll Holiday Party CLEARWATER Sixth annual Bowzers Rock & Roll Holiday Party hosted by Jon Bowzer Bauman, Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. The show will feature Lesley Gore, Lou Christie, Lenny Welch, Joey Dee, Bowzer & The Stingrays and Rocky & The Rollers with special guests Johnny Contardo and Henry Gross, formerly of Sha Na Na. While attending Columbia University in New York in 1969, student Jon Bauman along with his fellow classmates combined their love for the classics of Rock & Roll with a dynamic theatrical approach to form Sha Na Na. The as legends eighth professional gig was opening for Jimi Hendrix 44 years ago this summer at The Woodstock Festival. Bauman went on to become a VJ on the music channel VH-1 during its first two years. Hes appeared on several television series, such as Miami Vice. He also hosted the Hollywood Squares half of the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour. Bauman has spoken on behalf of musicians and helped pass legislation, known as the Truth in Music Act, that compels any group using the name of a classic group have at least one of the original members. Russian Christmas LARGO A Russian Christmas performed by the State Choir of Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largo arts.com. Celebrate the holiday season with this unique cultural experience. This company of 45 singers was founded from the merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR. Music critics have praised this spectacular group and rave of the flawless vocal technique and crystal-clear, precise intonation.For more holiday events, visit www.TBNweekly.com.

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Classieds 5B Leader, November 28, 2013 35. Mobile Home Sales 145. Unfurnished Houses 175. Unfurnished Apts. 195. Seasonal Rentals 301. Clinical Study 485. Help Wanted 1. House SalesBELLEAIR BLUFFS No Flood Insurance Worries Here. Nice 2BR/2BA w/ Florida Room and One Car Garage. John Doran Realty (727)447-9579. ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA Too Cute For Words. For Photos and More Information Visit: www.7623gulfblvd.com. $189,000. Jared Salzman, Century 21/Jim White & Associates. (727)515-3462 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesPANORAMIC WATER VIEW 2BR/2BA Condo On Lake Seminole Peninsula. Motivated Seller! $125,000. Virgil Sweet, Charles Rutenberg Realty, (727)410-1205. 20. Condo SalesSHIPWATCH YACHT & TENNIS CLUB 2BR/2BA, 1,245SF, Walk to Beach, No Flood Zone. Granite/ Tile, Updated Throughout. $190,000. Furnished. (727)595-1662. llydon@tampabay.rr.com MADEIRA BEACH Sea Towers, Waterfront, High Floor, 1BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Furnished, +Carport. (727)546-0215, (727)512-3520. BELLEAIR 2BR/2BA Covered Parking, Pool, Close to Beach, Shopping, Quiet. $98,000. (727)754-4766, Before 9:00AM, After 7:00PM. 35. Mobile Home Sales SEMINOLE. CLEAN? QUIET? CONVENIENT? EASY TO OWN? YES! 55+ Several Homes To Choose From. Starting At $2,500. Background Check Required, $60. Call Now! (727)393-0151 TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. First Time Homebuyer Program*1-800-806-5154www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County062013 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX1BR/1BA 704 sq. ft. Crown Molding, 55+, Furnished $24,900 1BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft. Ground Floors, 55+, Parkview, Furnished $39,000Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com112113 60. Timeshare SalesBERKSHIRES, MASS. 4 Consecutive July Weeks Available In Same Unit, 2BR/2BA Townhouse. $2,500 Each. For More Info Call (727)648-6747. 95. Property Mgmt. 105. Lots & Acreage 130. Cemetery LotsLAWN CRYPT DOUBLE DECK Concrete Lined With Marker. Worth $7,000 asking $6,000. (727)204-1759. 145. Unfurnished HousesLARGO/ OAKHURST 2BR/2BA, Garage, Caged Pool. Yard & Pool Service Included. $1,350/Mo. Petless. CLS Realty, (727)595-3333. LARGO: 3BR/1.5BA/1CG, Screen Enclosed Patio. Close To Beach. Pet OK w/Deposit. $1,200/Mo. Annual. Floridas Best Accommodations, (727)517-9404. LARGO: NEAR BEACH 3BR/2BA/2CG, Screened Porch, Fireplace. $1,275/Month +1st, Last, Security. Lawn Maintenance Included. (727)593-9773 Affordable 55+ Living GLENWOOD ESTATES: 5 Star, Land Owned.All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP., Furnished $175/Mo. Maint. No Flood Insurance Required 12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, Furnished, $65,888. #85 Large 2/2/2, $59,888. #129 2/2/1 w/Extra Drive, $52,888. For Viewing Call IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 112113 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. NEAR BELLEAIR, BEAUTIFUL BUILDING LOT 100 x 100. Zoned R3. End of a quiet street! Manufactured home OK. $30,000. (727)773-6211 091913 SEMINOLE: 13124 92nd Avenue. Near Schools. 3BR/2BA/2CG, Bonus Room, C/H/A, Fireplace, Patio, Fenced yard. Tile floors throughout. $1,400/Month +security. (727)515-5481. SEMINOLE 4BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Large Fenced Yard. No Pets. $1,175/Mo. +Security. Will Accept Section 8. (727)415-0660. BELLEAIR 2BR + DEN /2BA Corner Lot, Covered Porch. $1,600/month w/ Lawn Service. (727)804-9350 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, 55+, Ground Floor, $675/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 BELLEAIR BLUFFS, Harbor Club 2BR/2BA, Overlooks Intracoastal. Includes W/S/T, Cable. No Pets. $1,500/Mo. Yearly. (304)673-4726. SEA TOWERS, 55+. 2BR/2BA Corner Unit. 3 Month Minimum/ Full-Time Considered. Furnished, Cute & Clean. (847)639-5969 160. Unfurnished CondosNEW ATLANTIS CLUB 2BR/1BA First Floor, New Carpeting. Walk To Shopping. No Pets. $750/Mo. www.ShipwatchRealty.com Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. BELLEAIR BLUFFS 2BR/2BA First Floor Corner, Covered Parking, Pool, W/D Inside. No Pets. $800/Mo. (727)581-2103. NEAR DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER 1BR/1BA, W/D in Unit., Pool, Exercise Room. $850/Month, Includes W/S/T. Annual. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. FIVE TOWNS/ ST. PETE: Lakefront, 2BR/2BA, 55+, 1,100SF, Screened Lanai. $850/Month. FREE Heat, Water, Cable. (727)397-5007. SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, Corner Unit, W/D Hookup. Garden Tubs, Walk-in Closets, Screened Patio, 5/Minutes from Beach, Gated, Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Resort-style Pool, Tennis Court, Beautiful Views, Internet access. $1,045/Month. (727)480-0927. 170. Furnished Apts.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $179/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts.AFFORDABLE & CLEAN DUNEDIN Room, $85/Wkly. LARGO Studio, $145/Wkly. Free Electric & Water. No Pets. Call Or Click 586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Standard, Unfurnished, Annual. Winter Rentals; 1BR Deluxe & 2BR/2BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFS Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Non-smoking Center Courtyard w/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. Call for Info (727)754-0444 BELLEAIR BLUFFS Clean & Quiet. 2BR/1BA, $750/Mo. 1BR/1BA, $650/Mo. Includes W/S/G. Cat OK. (727)455-2260. LARGO, 215B 11TH ST. SW. 2BR, Duplex, C/H/A, Nice Condition, Laundry/ Utility Room, Smoke Free, Credit Check, $675/Month, (727)584-6283. NICELY UPDATED, LARGE 2BR/1BA, Convenient Location, Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. $795/Mo. Low Deposit. Private Owners. Call (727)224-8690. NORTH ST. PETE, 1BR/1BA Includes A/C, Water, Trash. On-site Laundry. $650/Month. +Deposit, Lease. (727)692-0899. LARGO 1BR/1BA 55+, No Pets. $600/month + Electric. (727)953-7602 or (727)643-9142 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs starting at: $329/week +tax through 12/31/13. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. Ask about our Fall Specials! (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY: DANS ISLAND Furnished, 2BR/2BA Condo. Beautiful Intracoastal View! $1,800/Month. Annual. (404)723-5690. CLEARWATER BEACH Furnished, Large 1BR or 2BR Condo. Pool, Seasonal/ Annual. Monthly Available. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 2BR/1BA IRB CONDO On Intracoastal. Close To Beach & Park. 1st Floor Corner. Front Door Parking. Pets Okay. $1,100/Mo. Annual. (727)599-5229. ISLAND ESTATES: 1BR/1BA, Beautiful Waterview, Mintues To Beach, Publix. Annual, $900/Mo. Seasonal, $1,400/Mo. (773)550-1878, (773)286-2051. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual lease only. No pets. Non-smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. AVAILABLE NOW!2 Bedroom/2 Bath Second Floor Apartment 1050 Sq. Ft. $950.00/Month Includes Extended Cable, Water, Sewer & Trash. Updated Kitchen Cabinets Dishwasher, Ceiling Fan. Updated Bathroom Vanities. DONT MISS THIS GORGEOUS APARTMENT!(727) 585-3723WWW.IMPERIALPALMS.COM 11141355+ Community & Pet Friendly SAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Unfurnished, Large 2BR or 3BR Condo, Pool, Seasonal/ Annual. Monthly Available. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsNEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira Beach, 1BR. Includes W/S/G, Cable. Pets OK. $555/Mo. +$300 Sec. (727)393-1628. AFFORDABLE CONVENIENT Medium 1BR $125/Week. Monster 1BR $185/Week with C/H/A. Large 2BR $175/Week. Rent includes W/S/G/L. Pet Friendly. All Ages. Gulf Breeze MHP. (727)474-1074 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, HEARTBREAK HOUSE A PEACE MAKER. Quiet, Furnished, Share House, Pool, Cable, W/D, All Included. $130/Week and Up. B.G.C. (727)288-1090. ROOMMATE WANTED Redington Beach. Unfurnished. Smoker, Non-drinker OK. MUST Have Job, Car, Drivers License. $400/Month. (727)253-2317 255. Accom. To ShareFEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED Private Bedroom/ Bath in North St Pete. $500/Month Includes Utilities. (727)475-6509. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Perfect For Dog Grooming, Massage, Nails, Yoga, Etc, Etc. Use Your Creativity! Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. 301. Clinical StudyIRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) Are Diarrhea and Abdominal Discomfort putting a cramp in your lifestyle? Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating may be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you have IBS, you may be eligible for a research study enrolling now. If you qualify for this study, you may receive at no no cost: Investigational medication for IBS; study related care from a local doctor; compensation for time and travel. Contact Joann at: Florida Center for Gastroenterology (727)544-1600 or email clinicalstudiesfcfg@yahoo.com for more information. 8250 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 200, Largo MISCELLANEOUS 302. Tickets 345. Lost & FoundLOST DOG: Miniature Pinscher, black/brown female, missing since 11/6, area of Rosery Rd., Largo. Heartbroken owner. REWARD. (727)470-9799. Lost Camera: Black Canon Point & Shoot, 11/17 eve. in north parking lot of Middle Grounds Restaurant, Treasure Island. REWARD. (727)593-5303. 355. AdoptionARE YOU PREGNANT? A Childless, Married Couple, (in our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 435. Adult Care & Svcs.CAREGIVER/ COMPANION 30-Years Experience, Excellent References. I Will Meet All Your Loved Ones Needs! Available for Errands/ Doctor Appointments. (727)259-4515. SENIORS DAILY ADULT CARE Enrich Your Daily Lives. Conversing & Interacting w/ Other Seniors in a Happy, Friendly & Beautiful Environment. Join Us Today! (727)667-2775 CARE GIVER Available Daily Visits, Outings, Appointments, Shopping, Travel, Errands, Pet Sitting. Honest, Reliable. Affordable. Over 20/Years Experience. (727)773-6293. 485. Help Wanted Ages 18-64 Medicare, Medicaid, Self Pay Not Accepted 6 Months No Cost(727)447-3434Southeast Regional Arthritis Center 112113 101013-1 EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 EXPERIENCED Housekeepers wanted. P/T, Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club 19607 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores RESIDENT AIDES Pinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP SERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. We have FT & PT multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. We offer competitive wages. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. or send resume to: Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust Be Reliable, Fast Paced. People Needed For Setting Travel Club Appointments. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission 26-35 Hrs/ Wk. Apply In Person; Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000 Ext. 0. American Travel, 9466 Seminole Blvd. COOK/ BAKER Pinecrest Place Retirement Community Located in Largo is Seeking Candidates for PT Cook/ Baker Position. Are You Looking for Extra Money for the Holidays? If So, We Are Looking For Temporary Part Time Help on our Culinary Staff. Applicants Required to have Experience Working With Food Preparation, Event Planning, Creativity and Motivation to Excel A Plus. Some Weekend Hours Required. Please complete an application at 1150 8th Ave. SW; Largo or Fax Fesume to 727-581-8409 or E-mail to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com EOE; Drug Screen, Background Check & Fingerprinting Required. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER PT/FT. Seminole/Largo. Must Be Available Monday-Friday, 9-4. Clean Background. Must Have Own Transportation. (727)804-1116 THRIFT STORE MANAGER II in Dunedin ----------------------Applicants must have at least five (5) successful years of work experience in a supervisory, retail position.----------------------$41,000 Annually Full-Time EXCELLENT BENEFITS APPLY BY EMAIL TO: Jeremy Buzbee Sheriffs Ranches Enterprises Director of Thrift Storesjbuzbee@ youthranches.org EOE/DFWP 072513 CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS 175. Unfurnished Apts 175. Unfurnished Apts SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted FAXYOU R CLASSIFIED ADSFax Number399-2042at your convenience 24 Hours A Day!Please include for billing: Name and Address (include street address if P.O. Box is used). Contact person for billing and number where we can reach contact person Monday through Friday, 8:005:00 p.m. All Fax ads will be veried prior to publication. Deadline Monday Noon, Holiday Changes will be published. For Assistance Call397-5563 LOOK NO FURTHERIf you need to increase your business, our Professional Services Directory is where to place your ad. Reach over 200,000 readers each week. Call the classied department at 397-5563 today.Beacon Leader Bee

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6B Professional Services Leader, November 28, 2013 PROFESSIONALSERVICES CASH PAID727.641.0903CALL 7:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. GOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY, WATCHES, ANTIQUES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FISHING EQUIPMENT, KNIVES AND MORE. ONE ITEM OR ENTIRE ESTATE. WE COME TO YOU.110713 To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds www.tbnweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 505. Part-Time Help 485. Help Wanted 525. Medical Help 535. Business Opportunities 660. Wanted to Buy 885. Autos Wanted 915. Boat-Marine Svc. EXPERIENCED HAIRSTYLIST Booth Rental, Seminole. (727)398-6600. HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED For beach resort condos. Full or part time. Apply in person Tuesday-Friday from 9am-3pm. RamSea Resort 17200 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, 33708 Ask for Mariann or Carol. (727)397-0441. Background check required. FRONT DESK CLERK/RESERVATIONIST For busy vacation rental management company in North Redington Beach. Full time. Includes reservations, guest/owner services, daily accounting, reporting, inspections, etc. Experience preferred. Looking for mature, honest, reliable people person. Please fax resume to (727)397-8894, Attn: Julie Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 LPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. Part-time, Weekends Only. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. P/T RECREATION LEADER CITY OF GULFPORT. Immediate Evening Position Available For the Teen Night Program. Min. Req. HS Diploma and Prior Experience in Youth Recreation Activities. Entry $10.46/hr. Background, Drug Screen and Physical Will Be Conducted. Open Until Filled. Submit Application to 2401 53rd St. South. or Via Fax to (727)893-1026. EOE. P/T STAFF ASSISTANT CITY OF GULFPORT. Seeking an Experienced Office Professional to Assist Our Staff Within City Hall. Min. Req. HS Diploma, Strong Customer Service Skills and Two Years of Responsible Secretarial/ Staff Assistant Experience Required. $11.54/hr. Background, Drug Screen and Physical Will Be Conducted. Open Until Filled. Submit Application to 2401 53rd St. South or Via Fax to (727)893-1026. EOE. 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T PREP COOK Sous Chef, Public Area Cleaner and Maintenance/Landscaping. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach (727)369-7101 525. Medical HelpCNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 ESTABLISHED HAIR SALON For Sale, 48 Years In Business, Remodeled 5 Years Ago, 8 Stations. Busy Seminole Location. (727)422-8183. 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. 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KITCHEN BACK SPLASH TILE Brand New 35 Sheets TESORO Reflections 2x2 Tourmaline Glass Mosaic Tile w/ Adhesive. Originally $500, Now Sale for $300. (727)319-6892 635. Bargain CornerNEW MONGOOSE BICYCLE Red, 16 inch for 10 Year Old Boy. $100. Pick-up Only. (727)596-2003 640. FurnitureWHO NEEDS BLACK FRIDAY? Beautiful Vintage drafting/artists desk w/drawer. 48W x 36H Call for photo. $550. (727)421-9018 WHO NEEDS BLACK FRIDAY? Antique Mahogany Secretary 1920s. Beautiful condition, secret drawers. Original glass & keys. $1,100. Free delivery within reason. Call for photo. (727)421-9018. Advertise Your Business In Our Professional Service Section. Call 397-5563 DIABETIC TEST STRIPSFast Local Pick-Up *Top Dollar Paid!!* Any Type, Any Brand, We Come To You!! Call Bob, (727)204-0478. CASH PAID FOR GOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY, WATCHES, ANTIQUES. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FISHING EQUIPMENT, KNIVES AND MORE. ONE ITEM OR ENTIRE ESTATE. WE COME TO YOU. (727)641-0903, CALL 7AM-10PM CASH PAID BY NEW ENGLAND Collector for Quality Old Items. Dishes, Books, Dolls, Paintings, Watches, Cameras, Coins, Stamps. Dave (207)649-9130. 815. Classic CarsNISSAN 1985 300ZX Runs perfect. One Owner, No Accidents. Body Perfect. 5-Speed Standard. 156K Miles. $1,599. (727)738-4454. CORVETTE 1980, 305 Engine, Automatic Transmission. Low miles. Black on Black. Metal T-top. $10,000, OBO. (727)584-2456. Leave Message. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 AllPowerAuto.com Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. 885. Autos Wanted THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393 ALL AUTOS WANTED With or without title. Any condition, make, year or model. We pay up to $20,000. Free towing. (813)516-0847. $400 & Up Minimum Guaranteed for Junk Vehicles, State Approved Disposal. Serving Pinellas 25 Years. (727)458-3721, (727)564-0831 $400 CASH & UP Complete Unwanted Junk Vehicles In Pinellas County. No Title Okay. Free Tow. (727)710-1702. 910. Boat SlipsWET SLIPS FOR RENTFrom 25-55. Sail Or Power. Easy Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach. Ample Parking $7.55/ Foot (727)641-6465. CALL EARLY TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD 090513-2 The Good, The Bad The UglyCall Now727-400-1910 Got a Car You Wanna Sell022113 AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLINGRUNNING OR NOT, TITLE OR NO TITLE MON. SUN. 9AM 9PM FREE TOW 24/7 SE HABLA ESPAOL(727)286-3209www.WBCFast.com112113WE PAY $400 TO $6,000 CASH! TOMS SPECIALIZED MARINE LLC Yamaha and Mercury Outboard Repair & Repowering. Custom Electronics & Rigging. Winterizing & Seasonal Service. Authorized LandnSea Distributor. Reasonable Rates. (727)744-4352 975. Garage-Yard SalesCHAPEL TREASURES! An Unusual Thrift Shop Full Of Fine Things. Friday & Saturday, 8AM-12PM, 12601 Park Blvd. Seminole. (727)391-2919. We Accept Donations And Drop Offs As Well. coth@coth.org LARGO, OAK CREST MHP CARPORT SALE Saturday-Sunday Dec. 7th-8th, 8am-2pm. 9925 Ulmerton Rd. & Acorn, 435 16th Ave SE. INDIAN ROCKS BEACH ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun. Nov 30th-Dec 1st. 8AM-5PM. This is a Great Time to Drive Through the City and Find Many Bargains. Residents Will Open Their Doors & Sell, Sell, Sell! 980. Moving SalesMOVING MUST SELL! Large Wooden Shed. Well Built, Has Dbl. Doors & Window w/Screen, Price Reduced To $750. Aprilia Sport City 250 w/Warranty, $3,200. Buy The Scooter, Get The Shed FREE! LR Small Maple Table w/Drawer, $15. Large Loveseat, Green, Dbl. Reclining, $50. Rug, 4x6, Green w/Leaf Pattern, $25. Large Armoire w/Shelves & Drawers, $75. Maple Night Stand, $10. Motor Scooter, Other Misc. Items. Come Look! (727)251-2511, (727)459-4220. LARGO, SAT. 8AM-3PM Gently Used Womens Clothes. Furniture, Tools, Cookware, Household Items. 11496 Oak Lane. UNBEATABLE PRICE$! FA$T RE$ULT$!Sell Your Home In The Classieds!CALL TODAY! 397-5563 PALM HILL COUNTRY CLUBS ANNUAL FLEA MARKET CRAFT and BAKED GOODS SALE SATURDAY, 9AM-1PM DECEMBER 7TH North Recreation Center 401 8th Ave. SW, LargoBreakfast and Lunch foods available. 112813 Cabinets AC & Heating Ceramic Tile Computer Services Door Repairs Electrical HandymanWE BEAT HOME-CENTER PRICES 38/Years. Made in our shop. Reface, Repaint, Replace. (727)536-0859, (727)504-0953 Lic#C9362. www.cometcabinetsinc.com ALL WOOD CABINETS, Countertops. Reface/Replace. Free Estimates, Computer Design. 30 Yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959. MC/Visa/Discover. Kustom Kitchen, Inc. www.KustomKitchen.net Carpet Cleaning LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM & Hallway, $65. Also Furniture Cleaning. Carpet Stretching $50/Hr. (727)644-5848, (727)545-3855. CELTIC CARPET CLEANING $99 Whole House Deep Clean! No Hidden Charges! Snowbird Discount. Family Owned & Operated. Call (727)290-7326. Carpet RepairCARPET REPAIRS BY TOM Over 30-Years Exp. In Pinellas. Installation Available. Free Est. (727)599-1135 (727)588-1591 Carpet SalesQUALITY CARPET Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood Laminate, Carpet, Tile. Sales/ Service. Credit-Cards Accepted. 20-Years Experience. (727)527-1359. CARPET CLEANING DIVISION, (727)527-1088. Ceilings QUALITY CEILING REFINISHING, INC.Popcorn RemovalCracked CeilingsPlaster/Drywall RepairWater Damage RepairOutdoor CeilingsJob completed in one day with no mess! 100% FinancingLic. #CRC-1326471Bonded, Insured, Free Est.(727)446-3550Established 1979072513 Bowes Expert Ceramic TileWE TILE EVERYTHING! Discounts Available Now On Bath/ Kitchen Remodeling! Free Estimates. Insured. Lic#C-6341 (727)410-7281 Ceramic Life-Style, Inc. HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM Low, Low Prices! Repairs, New Installations. #C5760. WHY WAIT? Visa/MC. (727)399-0770 Pinellas Pasco Tile & Marble 33 Years Experience, Impeccable Workmanship, Floors/ Kitchens/ Bathrooms. References Available. Free Estimates. Lic #C-10361. Insured. Bob, (727)623-5504 WT TILE SPECIALIZING IN Bathroom Rnovations, Custom Showers, Floor Tile, Quality Workmanship, Affordable, Reliable, Clean. (727)433-4988. Lic#6368. Cleaning/JanitorialFREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates Superior Cleaning. Residential, foreclosures, move-in/ out. Honest, professional, experienced. References/ Insured (727)565-9280. EUROPEAN CLEANING SERVICEResidential, Vacation Rentals, Move-In/ Out. 14 Years Experience. (813)408-9347. EXPERIENCED & HARDWORKING Ill Clean Your Home Like No Other! References Upon Request. Sebastian, (570)878-7737, (727)474-5402. NORMA JEANNES CLEAN Hardworking Boston Gal Will Do A Wicked Good Job! Excellent References. (727)559-1550. MARK EVANS COMPUTERS 50+ New & Used Laptops & Desktop Computers in Stock with Warranty. Repairs & Custom builds. 14/Years in Business, Thousands of Happy Customers! Expert service and quick turnaround time. No problem we cant fix! www.markevanscomputers.com (727)395-0069, (727)455-8450 APPLE & PC SERVICE & REPAIRSVirus Removal and Wireless Setup Experts! Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 www.aaacomputerdoctor.com ST. PETE COMPUTERS 9150 49th Street N, Pinellas Park (727)490-7664 Computer & Laptop Repair, Virus & Spyware Removal. Tune-ups/ Data Transfer/ Upgrades. Refurbished Computers, Laptops. Visit www.stpetepc.com for Coupon & Hardware Specials. Onsite service available. We Buy Broken Laptops ConcreteCONCRETE N BLOCKDMQ Group. State-Certified Contractor, #CGC036131. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. Since 1980. (727)637-5419, (727)393-7697. Complete Concrete, Block, Stucco & Paver Work, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios. David Will, (727)459-9710. #C10222. MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc. 20+ Years Experience. Quality Service. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640. Call (727)398-5160. 082213 Patio Door Repair Specialist I Get Them Sliding Again No Installations. Angies List 2007-2008, 2010-2012 Super Service Award! (727)733-4353. www.PatioDoorRepairInc.com DraperiesCUSTOM DRAPERIES & Valances, Bedding, Cushions, Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours. Since 1981. (727)397-5708. SewFineCustomSewing.com Dryer VentsCLOTHES DRYER VENT Cleaning. Help Prevent Fires! Winter Special Only $59! Call Alex Now! Action Air Duct. (727)365-8461. Insured. DrywallBLEVINS DRYWALLNo Job Too Small! Water Damage, Ceilings, Texturing. Free Estimates. #C-7872/Ins. (727)638-4342 ElectricalAffordable Quality Work 24-Hour Service. Free Est. Senior Discount. #ER0009230 STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC (727)441-2788 AXIOM POWER LLC Commercial/ Residential Services No Job too Small. Great Rates. Never a Service Charge When you Hire Us! Senior Discounts. Lic/Ins. ER-13014804 (727)687-4452, (813)308-9328 Also Available Weekends. GABRIEL ELECTRIC Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7 Emergency Service. LOW Rates!! Senior Discounts. Since 1986. Insured. #ER0010733. (727)442-0845 $25 OFF ELECTRIC WORK Same-Day Service www.ThetaElectric.com All Calls Answered. No Job Too Small! Lic/ Insured. EC13004626. Military/ Senior Discounts. (727)475-2923. HASENEY Electrical Services Best Rates in Area. 35-Years Experience. Present this ad for the 5% discount. Insured. VISA/MC. EC13001677. (727)441-8434 B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS We Have The Solution! All Electrical Repairs/Installs. Fuses to Breakers! Senior Discounts! #ER13012577. (727)512-4250. Furniture Repair-RefinBRUCES FURNITURE Repair, Refinishing, Stripping. Specializing In Caning. Dont Buy New, RENEW! Free Estimates. (727)439-7324 Garage DoorsFREE ESTIMATES! DOORS/ OPENERS Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or Its Free!! C-8821/Ins. Advanced Garage Door Services.(727)585-3525 BROKEN DOOR? Springs Cables Rollers Prompt & Affordable Service. Discount Garage Doors & Openers. Lic#C-10162. (727)784-8481 ANYTIME! GuttersBarnettAluminum.com Soffit, Fascia,Siding, Seamless Gutters, Screening, Patios, Awnings, Windows, Satisfaction Guaranteed. #C9302. Charles Barnett, Inc. (727)5282449. HandymanALL AROUND THE HOUSE! Insallations, Repairs, Since 1972. Lic. C-9055; Insured. Free Estimates. (727)391-0959. Kustom Kitchen, Inc, www.KustomKitchen.net Don Bolam Enterprises, Inc. Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs, Doors, Moldings, etc. 45 yrs. in Pinellas. (727)443-3811. CRC057276 HANDY DANDY OLD MAN For all your around-the-house maintenance needs. Residential/ Commercial. GMAN, (727)678-5136, Info. YARD CLEAN-UPS Handyman, Property Maintenance, Trimming, Haul Away Junk, Gutter Cleaning, Reasonable Prices. (727)543-7066. RELIABLE HANDYMAN BILL 20-Years Experience. Free Estimates. No Job Too Small. 20% Off w/Ad. (727)687-4565. TRINITY GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, INC. Hillsborough/Pasco/Pinellas. We specialize In Garage Door Repair & Installation. Lifetime Warranty on Springs. Free Estimates. Bonded/Insured. Lic#GD13010. Lic#C-10827 (727)388-7898 102413 AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN No Job Too Small! Minor Home Repair. 30-Yrs Exp. (727)251-2957, (352)403-8468. ALL MINOR HOME REPAIRS 20-years experience. Senior Discount! Work Guaranteed. No Job Too Small. (727)422-2913. Experienced, Reliable Handyman Services. Inside/ Outside Home Repairs & Maintenance. Senior Discount. Free Estimate. (727)698-3938. HaulingCHOOSE 1-800-GOT JUNK? Floridas Largest Junk Removal Service. Homeowners, Contractors, Realtors and Property Managers. Get rid of unwanted items effortlessly. BILLYS HAULING Small Jobs OK. Yard/ Garage Clean-Outs, Small Repairs. Available 7 Days/Week. (727)393-7567 (727)644-6037 TRUCK FOR HIRE Debris Removal, Pick-up/ Move Items. Free Estimates. Very Inexpensive! Text/ Call (631)704-9333. Best Handyman In Town!Very Pleasant, Friendly, Cooperative & Most Of All, Best Job, Guaranteed! No Job Too Small, We Do It All, Just Call! (727)433-0604 072513 112813-4 EXPIRES December 6 Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Those Bills?We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Experience preferred but will train the right person. This is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or pickup truck. For more information, please contact Mr. Shiett at 727-530-5521.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!051913 505. Help Wanted 505. Help Wanted Dig Up Buried Treasure In Classied(727) 397-5563TBNweekly.com OUTwhat you can nd in the CLASSIFIEDS!$35 A/C & Heating Tune-Up Special! Same Day Service! Credit Cards Accepted! Licensed/ Insured CAC1817421 velocityairconditioning.com (727)768-7882 HALES A/C SERVICE, INC. Reliable, Same-Day Service On All Brands. Free Estimate on Replacement. (727)398-5515. #CAC055503. www.halesac.com AC & HEATING REPAIR SPECIALIST UV LIGHTS, MOBILE HOMES, DUCT WORK, SALES, SERVICE, INSTALLATIONS. IHKSERVICES.COM LIC#CAC057961, INSURED. (727)487-4223 Alterations ELENAS ALTERATIONS & CLEANERS Professional Alterations of all kinds by Talented, Experienced Seamstress. Quality Work/ Reasonable Prices. 12679 Seminole Blvd. (727)648-4955. www.elenasalterationsfl.com Appliance RepairLORICCOS APPLIANCE SVC. Repairs On All Major Appliances & Gas Appliances. $20 Off w/Ad. (727)393-2774 SALES SERVICE REPAIRSNo Overtime (7:30am-7:30pm) Except Sundays & HolidaysREFER A FRIEND PROGRAMSOLAR POWERED ATTIC FANSDRYER VENT CLEANING & REPLACEMENTFREE SECOND OPINIONS & ESTIMATES TO REPLACEDUCT TESTING, REPAIR, & REPLACEMENTLOAD CALCULATIONS FOR PROPER SIZING TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH A/C YOU REALLY NEEDATTIC INSULATIONwww.AirFlo-ErwoodAC.comCAC1816535 (727)528-1227 100313 ACCEPTS VISA, MC, DISCOVER CALL: 397-5563 UNBEATABLE PRICE$! FA$T RE$ULT$!Sell Your Home In The Classieds!CALL TODAY! 397-5563 SELL YOUR HOME IN THE CLASSIFIEDS. SPECIAL BY-OWNER RATES. CALL 397-5563 TODAY! Kick off the year with Super Savings. Buy it from the Classieds! Call Early to Place Your Classied Ad

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Professional Services 7B Leader, November 28, 2013 Landscaping Home Improvement Painting Pool Service Roofing Sprinklers Tree Services BETZ BUILDING Contractors, Inc. All Phases Of Work. 35-Yrs. Local Experience. I-CGC036272 (727)384-0347 (727)644-8847 J&K REMODELING CO. Quality Remodels, Windows, Doors, Kitchens & Bathrooms. Free Estimates! CBC1253003 VISA/MC (727)798-8772 (727)798-8775 NEW CONSTRUCTION *Remodel *Repair & *Handyman Services (727)399-7991. Building Contractor, CBC1258212 XENN CONSTRUCTION LLC COMPLETE REMODELING Windows, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Doors, Flooring, Tile, Drywall, Trim. 19-Years Local Experience. CRC1326848, (727)460-3114 Kitchen & Bath RemodelTAMPA BAY CONTRACTING CO.Expert Interior & Exterior Home Improvements. Kitchen & Bath Renovations. Flooring of All Types, Sales & Installation. We Have a Pinellas County Flooring Showroom at RCI Flooring. Lic#C-10071. (813)569-7769 or (727)234-0650. LandscapingLANDSCAPING YOU CAN Afford. Stone Patios, Palms, Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups, Tree/Palm, Hedge Trimming, Stump-grinding, Xeriscaping. (727)319-8195. BACKHOE/BOBCAT WORK Sod Removal, Landscaping, Tree Service, Decorative Patios, Stump Grinding. We Dig Ditches! Lic/Ins. (727)595-0429. Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping, Sod, Clean-ups. Commercial/ Residential, Licensed/ Insured. Free Estimates. (727)415-4684 Hungry For Results? Try Our Classieds! 397-5563 We can take care of all your remodeling and cons truction needs .20-yea r s experience. C a ll toda y for a Free Qu ote.(727) 461-3 500Licens ed/Insured CGC1520909 0418 1 3 Gulf Beaches Remodeling & Finish Carpentry LLC Kitchen& Bath Windows Doors Crown MoldingDone Right at a Fair Price! 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Flights to Biloxi operated by Republic Airlines, DOT approved and a $20 p/p air service fee will be paid at t he hotel upon departure. Florida Seller of Travel Ref. No ST39092. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.Accommodations at Harrahs Casino Resort in Atlantic City Harrahs Grand Casino Hotel in Biloxi Flights Depart & Return to Tampa AirportTrips includes round trip airfare, room accommodations, transfers to and from the airport and one free checked bag per person. Trees and Traditions set at Heritage VillageLARGO Heritage Village will present Trees and Traditions, a Pinellas holiday celebration from 1850 through 1950, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special day of holiday-related activities include childrens activities and crafts, holiday music, tours, a special visit from Santa Claus and a Holiday Marketplace. Guests may visit the Heritage Villages historical houses, many of which will be decorated true to their period, locality and lifestyle, from an elaborately decorated Victorian home, to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. Visitors also can find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Beach Cottage Gift Shop. Even Santa will join in the fun, reading letters aloud that children wrote to the St. Petersburg Times in the early 1900s. Children of all ages can enjoy G Scale Model Train layout as well as displays from the Tampa Bay Miniature Enthusiasts. Admission is free to children younger than 12; suggested minimum donation of $2 per adult. The Pinellas County Historical Society sponsors the event. Free parking will be available at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road and the Heritage Village/Florida Botanical Gardens parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road. Heritage VilLangston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.HomefrontGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Frank Gillo Director: Gary Fleder Rated: R Homefront is an action movie about a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. The only problem is he picked the wrong town.Bettie Page Reveals AllGenre: Documentary Cast: Bettie Page Director: Mark Mori Not rated Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Moris Bettie Page Reveals All is an intimate look at one of the worlds most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time. In Moris alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insiders glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early s, unPhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSHeritage Villages historical houses are decorated for the holidays during the Trees and Traditions event on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer music, tours and a special visit from Santa Claus.lage is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call 582-2123. Heritage Village is a living history museum that brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum. Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. Mahaffey to showcase work of Rose Marie PrinsST. PETERSBURG Award-winning mixed media artist Rose Marie Prins is the featured artist at The Mahaffey Theaters second floor Atrium Gallery through Feb. 14. Prins is among a group of professional artists with Creative Clay Cultural Arts Centers ArtLink Supported Employment Program. Her work is displayed as a result of a partnership between Creative Clay and The Mahaffey Theater. Prins exhibit, The East Coast Years, 1996 to 2013, is a retrospective of selected works she created after moving from the Southwest to the East Coast. It features works from the series Bound Crosses and Boundary Crossings, exploring her African roots; War and Peace and the Height in Between, inspired by a poem by American poet Timothy Houghton, and a series begun in 2012, Terra Firma, works that incorporate soil from various locations in the United States. Prins has exhibited in her native country, South Africa, and throughout the United States. She has taught painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media in numerous institutions in the Tampa Bay area including Ringling College of Art and Design, Eckerd College, Hillsborough Community College and the Morean Arts Center during the past 10 years. Her work can be viewed online at www.rosemarieprins.com. An artists reception for The East Coast Years, 1996 to 2013, will be Friday, Jan. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call April Minor at 892-5891 or visit www.themahaffey.com.Art society seeks photography show entriesPINELLAS PARK The Pinellas Park Art Society will host its 25th annual photography show and sale in January 2014. The society has been hosting the annual show since 1989, and has seen thousands of photographic prints over the years. The judged show began with two categories: color prints and black and white prints. The show quickly adapted to digital prints as a third category when it became evident that digital photography would saturate the photo market. A digital print is one that has been digitally manipulated more than 25 percent in photo editing software. A photograph that has only minor editing, such as color correcting, sharpening, etc., is considered either a color print or a black and white print, depending on its printing method. Prizes for the show are a combination of ribbons and cash awards, the amounts depending on the total entry fees and number of prints entered per category. All prints entered in the show must be framed and wired for hanging. Gallery wraps are allowed, but must be wired. Entry fees are $8 for one print, or $20 for three prints for any combination of categories up to three total prints. Entry dates will be Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Monday, Jan. 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd. Winners will be announced at the Pinellas Park Art Societys general meeting in Park Station. For information, visit www.pinellasart.com. OPENING, from page 1Baware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top 10 posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish. With a stunning array of gorgeous photographs, unusual archival material, and playful movie footage, Bettie Page Reveals All shows how Betties unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo courtesy of FOX SEARCHLIGHTForest Whitaker, left, stars as the Rev. Cornell Cobbs and Jacob Latimore as Langston in Black Nativity. Online calendar of eventsRead about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: www.TBNweekly.com. Look for links to the online calendars in the left column.