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County, PSTA hash out agreementInterlocal agreement would govern revenue from proposed transit tax By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority are making progress toward a final interlocal agreement to govern distribution of revenue from a 1 percent Transit Surtax. Officials want an agreement in place prior to the Nov. 4 referendum on the proposed Greenlight Pinellas plan. If voters approve use of a 1 percent transit tax in place of the current funding method of ad valorem taxes, the increased revenue would fund improvements to public transportation systems, including bus service and a future light-rail system. During an April 22 work session, County Attorney Jim Bennett said a number of high-level discussions had taken place to work on the interlocal. But, were still in the drafting stage, he said. Bennett explained that part of the challenge was creating a document that would last for the long term. The question is how much detail can be contemplated years in advance not knowing what the future will bring, he said. In addition, there is the balancing act between board oversight of PSTA without micromanaging and coming to terms on the countys reimbursement for cost of infrastructure changes. The tax has no duration unlike Penny for Pinellas, Bennett said. The project, especially rail, is very ambitious. It has many moving parts. He said to diffuse the possibility of micromanaging the agreement would contain insertion points for the county to become involved if things dont go as planned. Attorney Steve Miller, who is one of several working on the interlocal, explained a bullet-point list of items LARGOUniversity adopts nature preserveThe Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park received special attention on Earth Day as Everest University-Largo gave its adopted park a cleanup. ... Page 3A.POLICE BEATTwo accused of stealing $500,000Detectives with the Largo Police Department investigated the theft of more than $500,000 in cigarettes and cash from Dosal Tobacco Corporations distribution center in Largo, resulting in charges against two former employees within the last month. ... Page 5A.SCHOOLSFinal homecoming planned for LHSThe alumni of Largo High School are invited to the schools Final Homecoming Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13, 5 to 8 p.m., at 410 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. ... Page 16A.Celebrate May Day! Join the Largo Community Center for a Picnic in the Park today, noon to 2 p.m. ... Page 3A. Also, Largo High School performs the musical The Wizard of Oz May 2-3 ... 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He cant read anymore and some of his memories of World War II are fuzzy. But he remembers traveling with his unit to help rout Japanese forces out of the Aleutian Islands. He remembers when they joined Pattons Third Army in Europe and began a campaign through France, Germany and Austria. We were fighting almost every day wherever we went, he said. We never had a peaceful day. And he remembers Harvey, who moved from the fourth to the second floor of Pinecrest after his By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The two men living on the second floor of Pinecrest Place go way back. In April 1945, Arthur Butler, part of the 30th Field Hospital of the U.S. Army, cut a hole in the fence of a prison camp in Bavaria, Germany. One of those freed was Bill Harvey, a bombardier who had been captured after his B-24 bomber had crashed during a mission in Italy. The two men saw each other Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, Bill Harvey, left, and Arthur Butler met only briefly during World War II, as Butlers unit was liberating the prison camp where Harvey was held captive. Now they live on the same floor at Pinecrest Place in Largo. At left, a replica of a bomber sits with photographs of Harveys crew most of whom died when the B-24 bomber crashed after a campaign in Italy and his late wife. wife suffered a second stroke. The World War II veterans have since become friends, but its still a wonder to both that they live in the same place in Florida, so far from both of their hometowns and far from the war zone where they first met. Of all things, we both end up in this place, Butler said. It was funny, because we only met for a short period of time, Harvey added. It wasnt until they beganIn 1945, Arthur Butler cut a hole in the fence of a World War II prison camp, freeing Bill Harvey. Decades later, the veterans unexpectedly reunited in Largo.only for a few minutes that day, in passing. For Harvey, who weighed only 118 pounds after almost a year as a prisoner of war, it was a momentous occasion. But Butlers unit moved on quickly, headed to Austria to attend to even more freed prisoners.Health campus debate reset By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners listened carefully to the latest information about the Bayside Health Campus during an April 22 work session. The topic has become somewhat contentious, as commissioners grew weary of requests for information with no results. A discussion at an April 15 meeting, which began with the firing of the county administrator, ended in commissioners requesting that the project be put on hold essentially halting work by the design firm. Commissioners passed the reins to assistant County Administrator Mark Woodard April 22, appointing him interim administrator. Woodard assured the commission that he would get answers to commissioners questions as soon as possible. The April 22 work session agenda included a report on the Bayside Health Campus grant timeline and the history behind the project from Lynda Leedy, deputy director of Health and Community Services. Leedy started at the beginning, when approval was given to staff to apply for a Health Resources and Services Administration grant in November 2011. In May of 2012, Health and Human Services awarded the Look for thewho wins. READERS CHOICETo cast your ballot, see page 5B.VIEWPOINTSThomas MichalskiDont give police extra money to write traffic citations. Page 13A. Photos by JIM LAYFIELDAt left, William Barrett, 10, of Tampa rides the zipline at the Play Unplugged event in Largo Central Park April 26. The zipline was installed and operated by the West Central Florida Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America. Above, Jayshan Shahul, 4, of Indian Rocks Beach, plays in the bubble machine. Below, James Bender, 9, left, and his brother Owen, 8, of Pinellas Park race pine wood derby cars which they built and painted at the event down the track managed by Jeremy Craig, den leader of Cub Scout Pack 412. See NEIGHBORS, page 4A See CAMPUS, page 4A See AGREEMENT, page 4A

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Ratings and insurance do not remove market risk since they do not guarantee the market value of the bond. 2012 Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-MFI-0035_mtf_rja GD/RW 7/10 050114SBLB Everest University shows some Earth Day loveLARGO The Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park received special attention on Earth Day as Everest University-Largo gave its adopted park a cleanup. On April 22, students, faculty and staff grabbed rubber gloves and garbage bags for three hours of trash pickup at the park, situated at 150 Highland Ave. SE. We adopted the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve two years ago as a way to give back, said Todd Emmons, coordinator of the regular park cleanup and massage therapy instructor at Everest University-Largo. Part of the soft skills we teach at Everest is the importance of volunteering and doing something good for the community where we live. The Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department erected a plaque to Everest for its dedication in keeping the Nature Preserve clean. Everest works closely with Greg Wright, parks supervisor, to help rid the park of pollution. Its 31 acres are home to more than 130 species of birds. The American alligator, otters, the red fox, wild turkeys, marsh rabbits and bats all feed or live in the park. Much of the garbage accumulates in the Nature Preserves marshlands, where it is carried by surface water runoff. Studies show that volunteering provides physical and mental rewards, including mood lifts and stress relief. It brings people together, promotes personal growth and helps students better understand the makeup of the community where they live. Most importantly, students who have low self-esteem gain a new perspective. They learn their value by seeing they are needed and that every person counts. Everest Universitys Largo campus is at 1199 E. Bay Drive, Largo. For more information, visit www.everest.edu.Photos courtesy of EVEREST UNIVERSITYAt left, Everest University-Largo has adopted the Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park and committed to keeping the diverse ecosystem clean. Taking part in the cleanup are, front row, from left, Georgette Hodson, Ashley Ruch and Kevin Smiley; back row, Tam Nguyen, Stephanie Fay, Tracey Elkins, Todd Emmons, Casey Bachelder and Allyssa Weiss. Above left, Everest Universitys Larry Granberry fishes trash out of the water at the Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park during a cleanup April 22. Above, Taylor Patton and Megan Austin bag trash during the cleanup. City sponsors online storm workshop LARGO The city of Largo is sponsoring the Internet-based BRACE for the Storm Workshop for homeowners Tuesday, May 6. The online workshop will teach participants how to prepare their home for the next hurricane and other disasters that threaten Florida residents. The format allows residents to participate from the comfort of their home or as within a group gathering. During the two-hour workshop, participants will gain a stronger understanding of how to undertake one or more mitigation projects on their homes to strengthen it against Floridas next disaster. The workshop also will explain the importance of preparing homes against the damage caused by a flood, wildfire and other disaster. For six months each year, the threat from hurricanes are a natural fact of life for all who call Largo home, said Carol Stricklin, director of citys Community Development Department. As we ask residents to prepare themselves and their families for the next hurricane, it is also important for homeowners to make their home safer from the next hurricane by understanding what they can do to mitigate storm damage. We encourage all local homeowners to participate in the up-coming BRACE for the Storm Workshop. Workshop participants also will learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowners insurance premium. To register or for more information, visit BeReadyFlorida.org/workshops and select the city of Largo. This week in LargoJoin a May Day picnicLARGO The Largo Community Center will host a Picnic in the Park, Thursday, May 1, noon to 2 p.m., at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Celebrate May Day with an old-fashioned picnic under the oaks. The cost is $5. For more information, call 518-3131.Relay for Life returnsLARGO The Largo Relay for Life teams will camp out in Largo Central Park to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer Friday, May 2, 6 p.m. until Saturday, May 3, 6 a.m., at 101 Central Park Drive. Relay for Life is an overnight event packed with activities and entertainment. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds for cancer prevention and treatment. For more information, call Rachel at 919-539-5771.The mayor hosts golf fundraiserLARGO The city of Largo will hold its 16th annual Mayors Golf Tournament, this year with the inaugural Mayors FootGolf Tournament Saturday, May 3, 8 a.m., at Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. Proceeds from these tournaments support youth summer camp scholarships for the children of Largo. The cost is $45 for golf and $35 for FootGolf or $60 for both. The golf tournament will be a scramble with two-person teams and will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The format of the FootGolf Tournament will be play your own ball with two-person teams and will have a 1 p.m. start. Call 518-3024.Create at the librarys crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books with Crafter Dark at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing of the library, 120 Central Park Drive. Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. On May 7, construct a simple chainmail bracelet, perhaps for Mothers Day. No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715. Visit three open houses May 17LARGO The Largo Recreation Parks and Art Department will host open houses Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, the Largo Community Center and Southwest Recreation Complex. Visit one facility or all three to tour the recreation centers, participate in class demonstrations, meet with instructors and more. The Highland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. The Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road, and Southwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. For as little at $10 a year, recreation members have access to all recreation facilities and discounted programming. 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4A Largo Leader, May 1, 2014comparing their memories of the war that they realized how they knew each other. Both had joined the U.S. Army in December 1941, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Butler, who was 18 and living in New York City, went with his three brothers to enlist. He remembered that the line of volunteers wrapped around the block three times. Harvey was 17. After a series of exams, he went to flight school and then headed to North Africa with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was the bombardier on a B-24 bomber called the Maiden U.S.A. Before its last fateful flight, the bomber flew in 11 missions, beginning with a strike on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania, in April 5, 1944. On April 25 of that year, the bomber flew over Varese, Italy and encountered German fighter aircraft called Messerschmitt Bf 109s. Our airplane got hit first by 109s. They shot us up so we couldnt maintain altitude, Harvey explained. Things turned from bad to worse as they tried to retreat and ran into more fighter aircraft, Focke-Wulf Fw 190s. Six of Harveys fellow crewmembers were killed in the ensuing crash. Harvey survived but was wounded. He initially evaded detection until two Italians turned him in to their police. They were great; they fed me fine, Harvey said. But then they turned me over to the Gestapo, and everything went downhill from there. The Nazi secret police questioned him and held him in solitary confinement at a prison in Italy before shipping him to Stalag Luft III in Poland. When the Russians invaded in February 1945, he was marched to the prison camp in Bavaria. By that time, Butlers unit had made it into Germany. We were attacking the camp because we heard that there were fellow Americans in it, Butler recalled. Harvey heard the battle commotion and went to investigate. And this gentleman happened to come up to the fence and cut a hole in it, he said, looking to Butler. I went out in the hole in the fence. The Germans holding the camp were on their way out anyway, Butler explained. They all ran away, he said. Harvey immediately was drawn to the mess kitchen of the liberating forces. He tagged along behind Butlers unit, riding in a captured German car as they headed into Austria, until an officer found and directed him to where they were flying prisoners of war out for treatment in a hospital camp in France. After the war, Butler was discharged with the rank of company sergeant and returned to his wife, Violet, to whom he was married for sixty years and one day, until her death in 1999, he said. They had two sons. Butler went to work in the construction industry on Long Island, New York. He moved to Florida to work for a different company as its general foreman until his retirement. Harvey, discharged as a second lieutenant, went to work for an electronics company in Philadelphia. On Aug. 5, 1950, he was recalled to serve and flew 52 missions as a bombardier in the Korean War. Figuring he had the time in already, he accepted a regular commission in the Air Force. He retired in 1964. He became the associate dean of college of public communications at Boston University. He and his wife, Jeanette, would come down to Florida during spring break, staying at a house they bought in Largo. When he retired from the university, the couple moved down to Florida permanently. Both men are widowers now and use a walker to get around. But Harvey is still thankful to Butler and his unit for saving him before he Photo courtesy of BILL HARVEYBill Harvey, in the back row, second from the right, is pictured with the combat crew of the Maiden U.S.A., a B-24 bomber that went down during a mission over Varese, Italy. Six members of the crew were killed in the crash. Harvey survived but was wounded and, along with three others, was taken as a prisoner of war.county a $5 million HRSA capital grant. The plan was to build a clinic to serve the countys indigent population and supplement care provided by the Mobile Medical Unit. According to Leedys report, 45 percent of clients served by the countys health program are homeless. Homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. In tandem with the MMU, Bayside Health Campus would provide a necessary component of a comprehensive system of care that focuses on integrated access, stability and sustainable outcomes, she wrote. The MMU averages about 18 clinic days a month. It has two treatment rooms and can see about 20 to 30 clients a day. Clients often dont seek services due to lines and wait times at some locations, she said. Capacity is limited. Equipment also is a challenge. There is no access to an X-ray machine. Further, the unpredictable nature of the MMU service downtime can exacerbate access without the development of extended service options for the homeless population, Leedy wrote in her report. From September 2013 through February 2014, the MMU was out of service for 37 days due to repairs, maintenance of specialized staffing. In 2013, the MMU served 1,260 unique patients in a variety of locations, including Safe Harbor, Pinellas Hope and Salvation Army. Patients receive treatment for longand short-term illnesses. They receive laboratory services, physicals, pregnancy testing and prescription medicine assistance. Referrals are provided for dental, mental health, substance abuse and other health concerns. Bayside Health Campus would allow more capacity to provide specialty care targeted to the unique needs of the homeless. Staff estimates more than 3,700 clients a year could be served by Bayside in combination with the MMU. In addition to health care, the Bayside Health Campus would provide access to services for housing, employment and education. People could get help registering for benefits and receive behavioral health care. They would have access to case management, computers, showers, clothing and other wrap around services, Leedy said. The facility would be child-friendly. Another important service would be respite care to provide a bridge for homeless released from the hospital a savings to the county and local hospitals. With a vision of collaboration and integrated services, the intent of the project is to provide a location for services to come together under a single roof to address various barriers to stability for families and individuals, Leedy said. While the grant money will pay for construction of the facility, commissioners are concerned about ongoing costs of operation and maintenance. They are counting on assistance from organizations that already cater to the homeless population. County staff met with community partners, the stakeholders in the care for the countys homeless population from June to September 2012. In October of that year, the commission was presented with staffs plan. On May 8, 2013, a request for proposals for the design build contract was issued. Commissioners approved, 4-3, a contract with Creative Contractors on Aug. 20, 2013. On Feb. 25, 2014, the commission approved a final contract with Creative Contractors. On March 28 of the current year, a land use application was submitted. A workshop on indigent care and Bayside Health Campus was scheduled on April 8. A planning review hearing took place April 14, followed by the April 22 work session. A Bayside Advisory Group meeting was scheduled for the week of April 28. The tentative schedule calls for a May 12 meeting between an expanded group of stakeholders, followed by a June 2 presentation of design and development estimates to the commission. If everything goes according to plan, the design build work should be completed sometime between June and November. Staff plans to present a construction contract to the commission in December. Groundbreaking for the new health campus is scheduled in January 2015. The HRSA grant expires in April months ahead of an expected completion date of December 2015. Staff plans to request an extension. To date, $26,088 has been invoiced by Creative Contractors and another $20,000 in estimated billable hours is owed to the countys Real Estate department. The total cost of the design build contract is $378,725. Staff asked the commission April 22 for permission to spend an additional $14,500 to allow Creative Contractors to complete programming activities, which would include diagrams of rooms, space and facility size, incorporating input from stakeholders, to come up with facility layouts. Leedy estimates that it would take about three weeks for Creative Contractors to complete the work, allowing staff to present a better look at activities that could be offered at Bayside. But everything rests on the willingness of partners to equip and provide services at Bayside something that may no longer be possible due to a breakdown in communication. Leedy is confident she can fix relations and get the project back on track. Woodard and Seel support her. But, the commission is reluctant to obligate the county for any additional costs until a grant extension is certain. Leedy said she has been told, in most cases, an extension is granted; however, she said it might be too early to ask. She also said discussions have to take place to right size the building. Over-zealous planning resulted in a facility that is not affordable. Our eyes were bigger than our stomach, Leedy said. We need more space than we have budget. The new plan is to look at how much space can be built within budget and then figure out what services can be offered. The $14,500 to Creative Contractors would complete a feasibility study using new parameters. The grant would pay for a building of 16,500 square feet. A previous needs-based plan called for a structure of 25,000 square feet. In addition, one of the countys partners is concerned that a possible application for a change in status for Medicaid billing could place the two organizations in competition. Staff doubts the possibility of competition, as providers currently cannot serve everyone who needs medical help. A change in Medicaid status would allow the county to bill the government at a higher rate. However, the change is not required to operate Bayside. I have a lot of reservations, Commissioner Norm Roche said. If we cant have an extension, it would put the county in a cautious situation with funding. He asked what would happen if no extension was granted. Would the county eat the money? It is time to put the horse back in front of the cart. If there can be no extension, this is all mute, he said. I had a lot of concerns a year ago, Commissioner Janet Long said. I understand deadlines and the federal grant, but the questions must be answered before we can move forward. Leedy said she would do her best to get all the answers before June 3. I understand your frustration and before we proceed we will get the answers, Woodard added. The commission OKd the spending of an additional $14,500, but made it clear it wanted the answer to three questions probability of an extension, proper size for the building, and agreement on the roles and responsibilities of community partners by June 3. It is time to hit the reset button and have a full vetting, Seel said. She said reading correspondence between Health and Community Services staff and the partners showed a lot of back and forth but no phone calls. We need to find a level of comfort and proceed with collaborative efforts, she said. The cause and mission is still valid, Roche agreed. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERLynda Leedy, deputy director of Health and Community Services, presents Pinellas County Commissioners with a report April 22, detailing the latest information on the proposed Bayside Health Campus.was executed. You saved me from the pokey, he told his neighbor. Hes a good man, a nice friend. Im glad I got him. NEIGHBORS, from page 1A CAMPUS, from page 1Acontained in the latest draft agreement. One point specifies that the county can withhold distribution of transit surtax proceeds and/or reduce the levy if PSTA ever decides to levy ad valorem taxes. The Greenlight plan calls for a tax swap a transit surtax in place of the ad valorem tax not double taxation. A second point would allow PSTA to pledge surtax proceeds to secure any debt or other obligations incurred by PSTA for Greenlight, such as grants. Another requires discussion on the reduction and/or termination of the surtax when certain defined events occur. The agreement requires the countys consent before PSTA can begin certain defined activities. A list of events that would trigger insertion points when the county and PSTA would come together to solve problems is included. If the two sides cant work it out, an independent financial and transit consultant could be required to mediate. The interlocal includes steps to take if a hurricane or other event severely damages the transit system. It includes a date certain, still to be agreed on, where a discussion would be instigated about potential changes to the tax, such as reducing the amount. It is still uncertain whether a reduction or elimination of the tax would require another referendum. Miller said PSTA would be required to develop a debt policy and investment policy to be approved by the county. Any substantial change to the plan also would require approval. Work is ongoing to find the best way to reimburse the county for costs from support of the Greenlight plan. One idea is for PSTA to fund one county employee. Another is for PSTA to pay fees and associated costs. Were still morphing on a fair amount, Miller said. Acting County Administrator Mark Woodard said he didnt think using a dedicated employee was the right path. We should handle this like any other massive construction project using the existing fee schedule, he said. If there is not one (fee), we would develop one for approval. Bennett said the county was preparing a list of its infrastructure assets that could be involved in transit projects. He said the transit penny should pay for expenses to changes with those assets. Municipalities would need to work out their own agreement for reimbursement. Commissioner Susan Latvala said not all would require an interlocal. They only would be needed in areas where there is a construction project or right of way is needed, she said. The agreement sets a schedule of critical milestones for the plan, Miller said. If they (PSTA) dont meet a milestone they would come to the county to discuss and amend, if necessary, the schedule, he said. If a milestone is missed, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. The interlocal needs to mirror plans presented in Greenlight Pinellas, Bennett said. We want no disconnect from the plan to interlocal, he said. Miller said they were still working on insurance provisions and other details. I think were close, he said. May 20 is the date were shooting for. I feel very optimistic about everything and we will have an agreement by May 20, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller, who is no relation to attorney Steve Miller. This is an incredibly strong interlocal agreement. The final agreement is expected to be on the May 20 agenda. He said it includes very strong accountability for Greenlight Pinellas plan while doing no harm to PSTAs ability to implement the plan. It provides no wiggle room, he said. AGREEMENT, from page 1ALargo 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 Central Park Drive.Celebrate moms and health familiesLARGO The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation invites fun lovers of all ages to the Saturday in the Park with Mom and Sun Coast Family Health Fest Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This free community event celebrates mothers and promotes healthy families. It will include live music, childrens activities, entertainment and educational experiences. Food and beverages will be available. For more information, call 483-0661.The Ugly Duckling learns to recycleLARGO The Largo Cultural Center will present The Ugly Ducklings Journey to Away Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon, at 105 Central Park Drive. Join the Ugly Duckling and his friends as he embarks on a thrilling journey while learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. Witness Uglys transformation as he realizes that there is no such place as away when dealing with trash and the environment. This inspirational story will make all who attend appreciate the environment and the beautiful world we live in. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. The school rate is $6. A family four-pack is $22. With a series subscription, purchasing three shows or more, tickets are $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call the box office at 587-6793.Ride the trainLARGO Ride miniature trains around Largo Central Park on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the first full weekend of the month. Rides are free, though donations are accepted.Memorial Day ceremony held at sunsetLARGO The city of Largo will celebrate Memorial Day with a sunset ceremony Monday, May 26, 7 p.m., at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This ceremony includes music, a keynote speaker and a time of remembrance through a wreath presentation. The Memorial Day Planning Committee organizes this event, honoring those who have lost their lives while fighting for our country. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014.Genealogy classes offeredLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a variety of free classes every month at Largo Public Library. For a list of classes, visit www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. For more information, contact Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or BBryan84@gmail.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Family 5K begins at HighlandLARGO Kick off the summer with the inaugural Fun Family 5K and Pool Party Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Celebrate healthy lifestyles with your family and then enjoy a dip in the Aquatic Centers pool following the race. Runners receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The cost for a family of four is $40 if registered by May 10 and $50 after. Individual pricing is $15 by May 10 and $25 after. Register at Highland Recreation. All race participants must have proper swimwear and must exit the pool area by the first regularly scheduled session 10:30 a.m. For more info, visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Aquatic center reopensLARGO Celebrate the reopening of the Highland Family Aquatic Center Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, noon to 4 p.m., 400 Highland Ave Bring the family and enjoy many features and slides. Splashs Snack Bar will be open, and door prizes and giveaways will be offered. Enjoy free massages on Saturday only. The pool offers family discount prices. Southwest hosts synchronized swimming clinic, showLARGO A synchronized swimming clinic and water show will be offered Friday, May 30, at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. The free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Participants should bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles and will receive free tickets to the show that evening. The water show will begin at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Raffles and concessions will be available. For event information and tickets, contact Diane at aatanasio@live.com or 698-2625. Aqua Zumba is May 31LARGO Enjoy non-stop dancing in the water with high-energy music and leaders at the Aqua Zumba Bash Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Southwest Pool, 13120 Venn Road. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. No swimming skills necessary; the minimum water depth is 4 feet. Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.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. Ballroom dancing: Thursdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Carol Baker will lead a lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. The 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. 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. 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. May calendar May calendar

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Dosal is a multimillion-dollar company that produces cigarettes in Miami and markets them worldwide under the brands Competidora, DTC, Romy and 305s. The investigation made it clear that two suspects were stealing independently of one another, police reported. To gather evidence, Wagoner and Wedin canvassed 38 convenience stores in Pinellas and Pasco counties and interviewed the owners. Detectives discovered that former employee Basem Quasem Shahin, 36, took about $50,000 in currency and money orders from accounts on his route in St. Petersburg, according to police. Shahin quit his job with Dosal before police were notified of the theft. Wagoner collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and learned that Shahin had taken flight to the country of Jordan. Police are seeking a warrant for his arrest, charging him with a second-degree felony scheme to defraud. Another suspect former employee Scott Joseph Delemeester, 31, of St. Petersburg was arrested for a first-degree felony scheme to defraud April 28. He is accused of stealing $293,787 in cigarettes. The second suspects case was a bit more problematic, as it involved the detectives having to learn about the inventory control system, computerized devices and standard operating procedures used by the company, explained Sgt. Randall Chaney of Largos investigative services division. An executive with Dosal flew to Pinellas County to give her expert testimony and help detectives develop probable cause in the case. In the course of the five-week investigation, police also discovered that Delemeester stole from his employer two years ago, according to reports. Police will pursue a second charge, bringing the total of Delemeesters thefts to over $500,000. Largo Police Chief Jeff Undestad praised his detectives for their work in a citywide email about the case. A great deal of time goes into investigations like this and not all have a successful outcome like this one, he wrote. Scott Delemeester Police beat Police beat Photo courtesy of PCSOAnother 1,316 pounds of expired or unwanted medications are in the possession of the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office after the April 26 Operation Medicine Cabinet.Crossing guards honored for serviceCLEARWATER Three Pinellas County school crossing guards received the 2014 Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award for dedicated service during an April 24 luncheon at Bascoms Chop House, 3665 Ultmerton Road in Clearwater. Freda Turner and her husband, Thomas Turner, initiated the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Memorial Award for the Pinellas Sheriffs School Crossing Guards 39 years ago in honor of her mother, Maybelle Rollins Bradford. The Turners began the recognition after observing the care and concern school crossing guards displayed in their contact with children every day. Freda Turner continued the tradition following her husbands death in 1980. Mrs. Turner, who passed away three years ago, made arrangements through a trust to carry on the tradition in her mothers honor. The recipients were recognized for meeting several criteria, to include attendance, care of students at their crossing, hazards at the crossing, length of service and conduct. Each recipient will receive a $100 check, an engraved plaque and a recognition name plate on a larger plaque that will be on display at the Sheriffs Office. The following school crossing guards were honored this year: Frances (Fran) Dorsey has been a school crossing guard since June 2011. She was hired to work the post on 54th Avenue at 28th Street for Lealman Intermediate Middle School. Dorsey was a quick learner and adapted well to the training and requirements of the position. She was cross-trained at several other posts in the Lealman area. At the start of the 2012 school year, while very short on personnel, she volunteered to help if she was needed. For several months, Dorsey took on the additional school crossing for Bardmoor Elementary School on Starkey Road and 94th Avenue and then did her Lealman Intermediate post as well. While Dorsey was assigned to work the Bardmoor Elementary post location, she helped deputies in identifying a vehicle involved in a pedestrian hit and run crash. Dorsey is a true team player and a great asset to the program. Robert (Bob) Caney has been a member of the school crossing guard program since August 2000. He originally started working the school crossing on 15th Street and Virginia Avenue for Palm Harbor Elementary School. Caney was loved and respected by the 30 plus students and parents at this neighborhood school crossing. He knew all of the students names as well as their parents. When Palm Harbor Elementary School closed, Caney took on the responsibility of working a double post on Tampa Road and 15th Street for Ozona Elementary and Palm Harbor Middle. He presently works the school crossing on Union Street and Milwaukee Avenue for Dunedin Elementary and Dunedin Middle, crossing 50 students each morning and afternoon. Caney has established a great rapport with the students and people in the community. He is very sincere and outgoing to all. Caney has had some construction issues at his post and worked hard to maintain the safety of his students. Jack Adler has been a member of the school crossing guard program since August 2008. In the six years Adler has been with the program he has cross-trained and worked six different school crossing posts. Adler started out working Belcher Road at Sutherland Elementary School. This is a busy multi-lane divided roadway, where he helped cross over 100 students both morning and afternoon. Adlers additional assignment has him working the Photo courtesy of PCSOFrom left, school crossing guards Frances Dorsey, Robert Caney and Jack Adler, winners of the 2014 Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award.Residents turned in nearly 1,316 pounds of expired or unwanted medications at seven locations during Pinellas County Sheriffs Office 11th semi-annual Operation Medicine Cabinet April 26, which also was National Take Back Day. At the Sheriffs Administration Building in St. Pete Beach, 278 pounds were collected. Clearwater police took in 619 pounds, St. Petersburg police received 160 pounds, Pinellas Park police collected 135 pounds and Kenneth City netted 124 pounds of medications. Local law enforcement conducts Operation Medicine Cabinet to provide citizens with a safe way to discard unused or expired medications. It is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse andMan injured in mobile home fireLEALMAN A 79-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation after his mobile home caught fire about 1:18 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies, along with Lealman Fire Rescue, responded to the Palm Haven Mobile Home Park, 3301 58th Ave. N. Deputies said the fire did not appear to be suspicious. According to deputies, Thomas Graham, who was in his mobile home at the time of the fire, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies said his mobile home, as well as a mini van parked just outside his unit sustained significant damage. A neighboring mobile home also sustained damage.Pedestrian dies after being hit by carST. PETERSBURG An Orlando man died at Tampa General, after he was struck by a vehicle about 10:32 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 13040 Gandy Blvd. in St. Petersburg. Florida Highway Patrol reports that Billy Ray Sanders, 57, was walking northbound from 13040 Gandy Blvd. to another residence, when he stepped in the path of a 2011 Hyundai driven by Juan J. Lopez, 61, of Tampa. Sanders suffered critical injuries and was transported to Tampa General where he later died. No charges were filed.Ontario man dies in four-car crashST. PETERSBURG Southbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge were closed for 2 1/2 hours April 22, as Florida Highway Patrol investigated a four-car crash that resulted in the death of an Ontario man. Troopers report that about 1:07 p.m. Susan Jean Moran, 54, of Seminole was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry southbound on I275 in the inside lane on the Skyway Bridge about 3 miles south of Pinellas Point Drive. Louis Tischler, 87, of St. Catharines, Ontario, also was traveling southbound on I-275 ahead of Moran, as was Gary Lee Kistner, 67, of Largo and Bruce Becker, 47. All three were stopped for traffic. Moran failed to stop and collided with the rear of Tischlers 1997 Toyota RAV4. Tischlers vehicle then collided with the rear of Kistners car before spinning around and hitting the side of Beckers 2014 Chevy Malibu. Tischler suffered serious injuries and was transported to Blake Medical Center where he died April 26. Moran was charged with careless driving.600 pounds of medications collectedCLEARWATER The results from the Clearwater Police Departments Prescription Drug Take-Back event on April 26 resulted in collecting about 619 pounds of unwanted prescription medication in just four hours. Thats 619 pounds of prescription drugs that wont end up in a landfill, flushed down the toilet or fall into the wrong hands, according to a police press release. Improperly discarded medication can end up in the groundwater, which humans and animals end up drinking. When there is not a specific drug take-back event going on, people can bring their unwanted medications to the Clearwater Police Station at 645 Pierce St. and put them in the drop box in the lobby.Operation Medicine Cabinet nets 1,316 poundschallenging school crossing on Tampa Road at 19th Street for Palm Harbor Middle School. This is a busy crossing location with more than 300 students crossing a divided multi-lane roadway each day. Adler takes training very seriously and adapts well to new posts and the different traffic patterns. He has always worked hard to cultivate a good rapport with all his students. Adlers knowledge and experience has become a great asset to the school crossing guard program. protecting the environment. Operation Medicine Cabinet began in May 2009. The events along with the permanent dropoff locations have collected 18,112 pounds of medication. Register for summer campLARGO The city of Largo is offering more than 60 summer camps for all ages. Parents can choose from six full-day camps, 15 sport camps, 27 specialty camps, theater and dance camps, aquatic camps, as well as pre-camp days. Find the summer camp guide at any Largo recreation facility, Largo City Hall or Largo Public Library. For more information, including camp scholarships, visit LargoCamps.com or call 518-3016 or 518-3125.

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7A Leader, May 1, 2014 May Is Better Hearing MonthThis Month has been designated for over 75 years to raise public awareness. Hearing loss happens. In fact, its one of the most common health issues in the world, affecting nearly one in five Americans 12 years and older. If you have a hearing loss, it doesnt need to hold you back. Take the next step to improve your quality of life during Better Hearing Month. Stop. Listen. Do you have to strain to hear things that once came easily to you? Do you have ringing in your ears? Now think. Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves? Do you get frustrated when speaking to family or friends because you have difficulty following the conversation? Have you begun to avoid social activities because it is difficult to hear? These are a few of the more common signs and symptoms of hearing loss cues that many people sadly ignore. Studies indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of hearing loss ... yet, as few as a quarter of the people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them because many simply refuse to acknowledge the problem. The patient has to admit they want help, says Lynda Evans of Bob Evans Hearing Center. Others may think their hearing loss cannot be aided by hearing devices. Many times patients dont know what questions to ask or who to trust. If you think you have hearing loss, schedule an appointment with the hearing professionals at Bob Evans Hearing Center. The staff will look at your hearing with one thing in mind you!Like Visiting FamilyServing Pinellas County for more than 22 years, Bob Evans Hearing Center is a family practice with three locations. Bob is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. Lynda, his business partner and wife, is Community Relations Director and Outreach Coordinator. Angelika Stieren, the centers Certified Audiologist, earned her degree at the University of South Florida. Bob Evans proudly fits American custom-made products. We gain our patients confidence by working with them until they achieve optimum satisfaction, Bob says. Patients who choose Bob Evans Hearing Center will find quality service with a personal touch. As is the case in so many health care specialties, theres an appreciable difference between choosing a privately held practice over a nationwide chain. We are a family-owned, multi-line independent practice, Lynda says. We take the time to care for you as we would for our family. As one patient stated, you have treated me so well, I feel like I just got a hug. I know what its like to experience hearing loss, Bob says. He developed hearing loss while serving in the U.S. Marines. Having hearing loss enables him to understand his patients challenges and he knows how to help them. Trustworthiness is the key. Trust and confidence in the hearing specialist is as important to people buying a hearing aid as is cost. The most important components for patient success is our follow-up and Patient Care Coordinators, said Angelika. Those who are new to hearing aids really need support and encouragement.The Hearing Evaluation: What to ExpectAfter an ear inspection, the patient will undergo a thorough hearing exam in a booth certified by the American National Standards Institute. Each center is outfitted with an ANS Certified test booth. The results are evaluated and discussed in detail during the appointment. Bob Evans then makes a recommendation a solution that fits your lifestyle and your preferences.The hearing test is vital: Its important to have a baseline for medical records. Because hearing loss is usually gradual, many people dont realize its happening and wait too long to seek treatment. Delaying treatment can impair the brains ability to understand speech. If not discovered in time, the condition can become permanent. In other words, use it or lose it.Better Hearing MonthMay is Better Hearing Month. If you are missing the sounds of your life, what better time than now to schedule a hearing screening? A simple screening will determine if you have a hearing problem, Lynda said. A full evaluation will assess the origin of the loss, degree of loss and its impact on speech perception and discrimination. Dont let hearing loss distance you from friends and family and lead to isolation. The saddest thing we see is when a person suffering from hearing loss starts to withdraw because they feel embarrassed, Bob says. Were here to help a person to recapture some of the sounds their missing. 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Must be familiar with Pinellas County housing developments, Hospital, Clinics and business districts.Call 727-299-2281 050114 LARGO Pinellas County Animal Services, SPCA Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Pinellas and Pet Pal Animal Shelter presented the first community update during a press conference April 21 at Pinellas County Animal Services in Largo. The update is the result of a collaborative data initiative that started 18 months ago, The report highlighted trends that have emerged in participating shelters throughout the county such as an overall reduction in owner surrender of pets as well as a decrease in the number of stray animal admissions. As we continue to look at ways to improve animal welfare, it is important to let data drive our strategies, said Maureen Moe Freaney, director of Pinellas County Animal Services. Every dog and cat in Pinellas County should be thrilled with the current animal agency collaboration. We can get more done for more animals and the people who love them if we work together. Of course, the most important partner will always be the community. The best shelter is a caring community. The data is being compiled using the same reporting matrix, so information from several shelters is comparative. Combined reporting reveals patterns in homeless animal numbers and more accurately reflects animal welfare conditions throughout the county. In the past, separate collection systems used by the different shelters made a comprehensive study across the county inaccurate. These reports allow the partners to look for trends of pet homelessness in Pinellas County and give direction as agencies create programs to address pet overpopulation, humane care education and animal cruelty intervention, said Sara Brown, executive director of Humane Society of Pinellas. Data collection and analysis within animal shelters are critical to developing effective programs that reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized each year. Documented patterns in animal welfare allow us to expand our focus beyond the typical cycle of admission and adoption to more lasting solutions like spaying and neutering, said Martha Boden, SPCA Tampa Bay CEO. When we understand that animal intake is decreasing throughout our county, we can zero in on areas where animal intake is still high, especially for puppies and kittens. Those areas may need more accessible spay-neuter services along with education as to why pet health can benefit from the surgery. The 2012 and 2013 data reported April 21 is the first community update provided by the Pinellas Pet Partners. The groups intention is to provide annual updates to the community to share findings that are data driven along with new initiatives to decrease Pinellas County pet overpopulation. The data reports are available on the respective agencies websites. While the mission of all four Pinellas agencies is to shelter and care for the countys unwanted animal population, there are some differences in service capability. Pinellas County Animal Services is a countywide facility that accepts all dogs and cats, shelters them and seeks to provide good homes to all adoptable shelterAnimal groups compile countywide report Photo courtesy of GINGER LYLEThe Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Districts Fire Chief, Robert O. Polk, right, administered the oath of office to new employee Richard G. Rubel at the April 1 meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Richard G. Rubel, firefighter and EMT, was previously a member of the Indian Rocks Volunteer Firemens Association and the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Firefighter Reserves.New employeeno-kill animal shelter, rescuing more than 3,000 animals each year. Located in Clearwater, HSP is a 501(c)3 organization that has been caring for homeless pets in the community for 65 years. HSP is committed to helping keep pets and people together through a variety of programs including an affordable wellness and spay/neuter clinic, a mobile spay/neuter clinic targeting atrisk zip codes and a Pet Food Pantry, including a mobile food pantry, delivering food to needy seniors and disabled individuals. When pet surrender is the only option, HSPs No Time Limit policy offers the opportunity for every adoptable pet to have its own second chance success story. One hundred percent of contributions are retained by the organization. For more information, visit HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org. Pet Pal Animal Shelter, formerly known as Pet Pal Rescue, built a low cost spay/neuter clinic and, in 2009 expanded its services and changed the clinics name to Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. The clinic offers affordable rates. Under the direction of Executive Director Scott Daly, Pet Pal has stayed true to its mission and the number of animals that it saves increases each year. The shelter continues in its quest to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and to promote responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. animals. In addition to the operation of a very busy adoption center, it provides services to protect public health, safety and welfare. It is firmly committed to public education that promotes responsible pet ownership. Animal Services runs spay and neuter programs, provides rabies control and vaccination of dogs and cats. As the administrator of county pet licenses and a tracking system, the county helps to reunite pets and owners by providing a free microchip upon reclaim. It also provides code enforcement and assistance to citizens with animal-related issues. It encourages responsible pet ownership and provides many opportunities for the community to adopt, donate and volunteer. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ animalservices. SPCA Tampa Bay accepts all pets surrendered by their owners and sick or injured stray animals. Owners are required to make an appointment but no fee is charged for admission, though donations are strongly encouraged. The organizations mission is to improve the community by promoting humane care, preventing animal cruelty and reducing pet overpopulation. Community services include animal cruelty investigation, lost/found pet assistance, animal admission and ambulance transport for sick/injured strays. Located on 10 acres in Largo, SPCA programs include pet adoption, free pet behavior help, Sniff University training for dogs and cats, childrens summer camps and more. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. More than 8,500 animals are admitted each year. For more information, visit www.spcatampabay.org. The Humane Society of Pinellas Inc. is Pinellas Countys largest Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSAt an April 21 press conference announcing a consistent reporting system that tracks shelter animals countywide are, from left, Sarah Brown, executive director of the Humane Society of Pinellas; Martha Boden, CEO for SPCA Tampa Bay; and Maureen Moe Freaney, director of Pinellas County Animal Services.

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You have another home to clean. You are the one who helps pay bills, provides companionship for your loved one and takes care of other tasks as needed. This is often in addition to holding down a job and caring for your immediate family. When you work with a reputable in-home care agency, such as Comfort Keepers, you will still be in charge of the care your loved one receives. You just will not be responsible for the time-consuming, day-to-day care giving responsibilities. In addition to peace of mind, our in-home care delivers a wide range of services, working with seniors and their families to create care plans that meet their specific needs. These individual care plans allow seniors the opportunity to age in place, safely and securely. Our services provide support to help preserve seniors' dignity and independence as well. Comfort Keepers requires a two-hour minimum visit and we base our services around your loved ones needs. It may be meal prep, light housekeeping, a bath visit or it may be both. We create a plan of care that can be affordable and at the same time, specific needs are met on a weekly basis. The greatest benefit to hiring a caregiver from an organization that employs its caregivers is the oversight provided and convenience for everyone involved. Details are not your responsibility. The biggest distinction with Comfort Keepers is: We employ the caregiver, and clients are not burdened with employer laws and requirements. Our employees undergo rigorous background checks, interviews and reference validations. Our caregivers are covered by workers' compensation, general liability and bonding insurance. A large roster of caregivers can "step in" in the event the regular caregiver is unavailable. Ongoing Client Advocate visits are in place to assure a trusting bond between client and caregiver. More seniors prefer to stay in their own home, enjoying cherished memories and maintaining a level of privacy and independence. Let Comfort Keepers be your solution to keeping mom and dad safe in their homes.For two hours to 24/7 care, call us for affordable options! WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COM050114 Diane Genovese OwnerCovering Most 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.An Affordable Plan of Care Asst. Liv. Fac. Lic. #7301Assisted Living and Memory Care 750 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33771 www.LargoSeniorLiving.com 050114 Pinellas County Courthouse ambassadors make a difference By BOB COSTIGANCLEARWATER Anyone who has ever visited the Pinellas County Courthouse in downtown Clearwater has more than likely seen one of the volunteer ambassadors at the information station located in the first floor lobby. Perhaps they were giving out directions to where Courtroom A was, telling a visitor where to go to pay property taxes, or just greeting a passerby. According to Pinellas County Communications Senior Office Specialist Stella Mansfield, Pinellas County is always looking for more volunteer courthouse ambassadors. The ambassador gets to know a lot about how Pinellas County, the courthouse and the different departments function, said Mansfield. Its very interesting, especially if youre civic-minded and have an interest in government. In some cases, the information desk is the first interaction a person has with Pinellas County government. Pinellas County is looking for volunteers that are friendly, upbeat and helpful, Mansfield said, because we would like the public to go away with a positive feeling about Pinellas County. Those who are currently ambassadors include Bob and Susan Tuttle, a husband and wife from Palm Harbor, who for the past two years have volunteered Monday mornings at the courthouse. Before retiring Bob worked as a respiratory therapist while Susan was an attorney. Susan said they Photos courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSSheila Jackson of Largo is a volunteer Courthouse Ambassador who helps citizens find their way at the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater. both wanted to keep busy so they decided to volunteer. She said she was interested in doing something government-related while Bob was thinking of something to do with hospitals. They decided to serve as courthouse ambassadors. They both take pleasure in being information representatives. Bob said its enjoyable and interesting and much better than staying home staring at the walls. Susan added, The people here are really nice. Sheila Jackson is another courthouse ambassador who loves what she does. Jackson lives in Largo and has also been volunteering about two years. She decided to volunteer because she said not only was she bored just sitting around the house but also had relatives who work in the courthouse. Overby declines run for U.S. CongressLibertarian Lucas Overby will not run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in November. After great thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to not run in the November election for Floridas 13th Congressional District, Overby said in a press release. Running for the United States House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors in my life, the support I received and the hard work and dedication so many put behind me have been humbling beyond words. However, I made the decision to run for office with my family in mind, I completed the race with them fortifying my heart, and upon completion of the Special Election it was the most important thing for me to take stock of them while making the decision for November. My family, my beautiful wife Ashley and my amazing little daughter Raegan, are the absolute center of my universe, and the timing is simply just not there for us to do it again so soon. Overby said he had accepted positions with the Libertarian Party of Florida to help develop candidates. He said he would be working with other candidates, building single issues legislative campaigns, and continuing forward with many amazing groups to further the causes of liberty, justice, and equality for all. I also will be dedicating more time to reopening the Martin Luther King Jr. Clearwater Community Center and fighting to build our neighborhood toward a stronger future for our children, he said. Again, thank you to everyone who put their faith in me, who dedicated their time and treasure to my campaign, and everyone who stood up against insurmountable odds with me. This is far from my last fight and this is not the last time my name will appear on a ballot.Bob and Susan Tuttle of Palm Harbor also volunteer as Courthouse Ambassadors. Helping Helping hands handsOutstanding volunteersJackson said of being a courthouse ambassador I like meeting people and I love every second of it. She added that most people are really nice and pleasant and thankful even if what theyve come to the courthouse isnt pleasant. Mansfield said training for courthouse ambassadors is provided, along with information about safety, scheduling, policies and procedures. Shifts are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. A person can volunteer for one shift or more per week. For more information about the Courthouse Ambassador Volunteer Program, contact Stella Mansfield at 464-3000. To discover more volunteer opportunities, contact Pinellas County Volunteer Services at 464-8477, or visit www.pinellascounty.org/volserv.

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OPEN MOTHERS DAYSunday, May 11th Noon 9pmReserve NOW 727-209-2695The most authentic Italian Restaurant you will encounterHappy Mothers DayMamma AngelaHealthy Lunch Fine Dining Catering 050114 TOSCA Salon 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 776 Largo, FL 33771 (in Largo Mall next to Albertsons) Christine JohnsonHair Stylist & Permanent Makeup Artist727-485-6730 / 727-585-7189050114Call Christine for your FREE consultation & appointment$99 Mothers Day SpecialContemporary Haircut & Style, Color, Partial Highlights, Brow Wax & Brow Tint Gift Certificates Available Briefcase BriefcaseQuaint Essential celebrates anniversaryLARGO Quaint Essential Antiques, at 11890 Walsingham Road, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. The event will feature sales throughout the store and light refreshments. In May 2004, Donna Kiehl opened the doors of her antique shop featuring 20 antique and collectible dealers from across Pinellas County. Our dealers are what makes this a unique business and very enjoyable for me as the owner, Kiehl said in a press release. We love what we do and it shows in the merchandise that we have for sale in the shop.Country Porch to host spring eventLARGO The second annual spring event and sale will take place Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Country Porch, 13862 Walsingham Road. The event will feature free gifts to the first 20 customers, door prizes and sales throughout the store. A live fairy will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon. Available for purchase will be items such as new potting benches, garden flags and mini garden furniture. For information, call 595-2500.Lux Studio opensST. PETERSBURG Lux Studio, based in Atlanta, recently opened its second location in the Tampa Bay area at 5337 Central Ave. Founded in 2005, Lux Studio is owned by master stylist Charley Soderbergh. Soderbergh is skilled in not only cut and color but also creating a branded beauty experience, no matter what city a client is in. Lux Studio will offer Redkin products and also hopes to bring a fresh perspective on hair to the St. Petersburg area. Junior League to screen Miss RepresentationCLEARWATER The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin will present a screening and panel discussion of Miss Representation, the documentary film that provides an inside look at how the medias misrepresentation of women has led to under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in the United States. The event will take place Tuesday, May 20, 6 to 9 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Following the film screening, local leaders will engage in a panel discussion to discuss the state of women in leadership in the Tampa Bay area. Panel participants will include: Kim Jowell, CEO of Girl Scouts of West Florida Joanne Persinger, vice president of information technology for TechData Ed Armstrong, attorney and shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson Kimberly Berfield, director of government affairs for Well Care Health Plans Inc. Kathy Rabon, chief development officer for Ruth Eckerd Hall Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, visit www.jlcd.org/missrep. Westfield malls to host VIPink weekendWestfield Brandon and Westfield Countryside have teamed up with Bright Pink, a national nonprofit organization that supports breast and ovarian health in young women, for the inaugural VIPink weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4. The VIPink weekend is the perfect opportunity for moms, daughters and girlfriends to enjoy a weekend of pampering and shopping with fabulous discounts and special events, said Dawn Arvidson in a press release. Arvidson is marketing director for Westfield Tampa Bay. And this is all done while raising funds and critical awareness about the importance of early cancer detection and education for young women everywhere. Shoppers who purchase a $10 VIPink Card will receive a 20 percent discount from dozens of participating retailers, all with great gifts for Mothers Day. The card also includes perks such as exclusive access to Pink Central, open Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m., which will be offering mommy and me mini-makeovers, hand massages, nail art, face painting and refreshments. Free swag bags will be given to the first 100 shoppers who purchase or present their VIPink card at Pink Central on Saturday at noon. The VIPink Card can be pre-ordered online on at Westfield.com or at the designated Pink Central at either Westfield Brandon or Westfield Countryside. All proceeds from card sales will benefit Bright Pink. The card is only valid May 3-4.Condominium development planned for Island EstatesCLEARWATER A new condominium development will be under construction soon on Island Estates. The Reserves of Island Estates will feature 12 units with three bedrooms and three baths. Each unit will have private docks with fingers. The Reserves of Island Estates will be at 211 Skiff Point. The owners are Chris Daily, G. Craig Bjurquist, and Timothy C. Daily. Construction will begin when six units have been presold.Ashton Woods starts pre-sales INDIAN SHORES Ashton Woods Homes recently started pre-sales of 54 four-story luxury townhomes with elevators at its Waterside community located on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Shores Beach. Michael Roche, vice president of sales for Ashton Woods Homes, said in a press release that the townhomes at Waterside are priced from $579,990 and range in size from approximately 1,927 square feet of living space to 2,112 square feet. One furnished model townhome will be open for viewing in July, Roche added.Champions names 21 Point Club winnersMADEIRA BEACH Century 21 Real Estate Champions recently announced the 21 Point Club winners for the first quarter of 2014. The 21 Point Club winners were Tim Belscher, Kathy Bombard, Beverly Bremer, Nancy Collins, Tabitha Connell, Pat Coughlan, Roger Duval, Lily Esposito, Carolyn Herr, Valerie Jarnberg, Joe Judice, Nancy Lynn Kupres, Kathryn Larkin, Gene Lofgren, Mark McEntire, Jackie Miller, Celia Moreno, Wendy Nash-Hickman, Deb Osborne, Monsy Rivera, Steve Ruhland, Lou Sabin, Darla Schroeder, Sharon Spohn, Tom Steck, Debbie Sundell, John Walker, Linda Wallingford andBill Watanabe. The Century 21 Point Club is reserved for those associates consisCentury 21 Real Estate Champions 21 Point Club winners for the first quarter of 2014 are, first row, from left, Beverly Bremer, Ruth Cabella, and Tabitha Connell; second row, Nancy Collins, Sharon Spohn, Lily Esposito, Valerie Jarnberg, Celia Moreno and Darla Schroeder; third row, John Walker, Wendy Nash-Hickman and Monsy Rivera; fourth row, Jackie Miller, Linda Wallingford, Debbie Sundell and Tim Belscher; back row, Joe Judice, Bill Watanabe, Steve Ruhland and Mark McEntire; Not shown are Kathy Bombard, Carolyn Herr, Nancy Lynn Kupres, Kathryn Larkin, Tom Steck, Gene Lofgren, Deb Osborne, Lou Sabin, Roger Duval and Pat Coughlan.tently exhibiting a high degree of professionalism and production in the field of real estate.Reich named finalist for awardST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently announced that Karen Reich, chief executive officer, has been named a finalist for the 15th annual Iconic Women of St. Petersburg Celebrating Women With Vision Awards by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Reich was named one of three finalists for the Business Woman of the Year Award in companies of more than 50 employees. The award recognizes women for outstanding professional accomplishments in a leadership or management role. I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a finalist for the Business Woman of the Year Award, said Reich in a press release. There are so many talented women working in the St. Petersburg area, and I am very flattered to be singled out among them. Since assuming the role of CEO in 2011, Reich has transformed a long-term care organization into a dominant force for the delivery of rehabilitative care and senior services in the Tampa Bay area. LeadingAge Florida, the Catholic Health Association, and other trade and professional organizations have recognized her as a reliable contributor to their greater workings as an advocate for seniors. Reich joined Bon Secours Health System in 2007 as executive vice president of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System. She was promoted to CEO in March 2011. In her role, Reich provides leadership for Maria Manor Nursing Care Center, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Care Services and Bon Secours Place at St. Petersburg, a 102bed assisted living facility.

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April 26 to May 3 is National Infant Immunization Week, a time to remember the importance of a regular immunization schedule for babies. National Infant Immunization Week, now in its 20th year, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccinepreventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health. Several important milestones already have been reached in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among infants worldwide. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases in our nation. Here are some health milestones: Through immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2. In the 1950s, nearly every child developed measles, and unfortunately, some even died from this serious disease. Today, few physicians just out of medical school will ever see a case of measles during their careers. Routine childhood immunization in one birth cohort prevents about 20 million cases of disease and about 42,000 deaths. It also saves about $13.5 billion in direct costs. The National Immunization Survey has consistently shown that childhood immunization rates for vaccines routinely recommended for children remain at or near record levels. Its easy to think of these as diseases of the past, and they have been since immunizations became common. One example of the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases is an increase in measles cases or outbreaks that were reported in 2013. Data from 2013 showed a higher than normal number of measles cases nationally and in individual states, including an outbreak of 58 cases in New York City that was the largest reported outbreak of measles in the U.S. since 1996. There were no cases reported in Pinellas County in 2013. Parents and their babies health providers can work together to ensure that immunizations are administered on a regular schedule. DOH-Pinellas also provides vaccines for infants, children and teens at no cost through the federal Vaccines for Children program. For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com. Industry news and eventsStarkey Parkies to meetLARGO Starkey Parkies Monthly Support Group will meet Thursday, May 1, 1 to 3 p.m., at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road. The group is designed for people with Parkinsons, their care partners, family and friends. Attendees will view a Davis Phinney Webinar focusing on victory living with Parkinsons. Following the viewing will be the caregivers support meeting facilitated by Fay Kern, patient advocate and facilitator for local support groups; and Parkinsonians support group facilitated by Ken Fradkin, Parkinsons advocate. The event features socialization, refreshments and fellowship. Starkey Parkies meet first Thursdays. For information, call Theo Betjemann at 5950918 or email theobetj@aol.com.Chilis to host blood driveSelect Tampa Bay area Chilis restaurants will host blood drives on Friday, May 2, 3 to 8 p.m. After donating blood, donors will have an opportunity to enjoy some Chilis food with a $5 off coupon. Donors also will receive a voucher for a free movie ticket as well as a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, iron and temperature, including a cholesterol screening. Participating Chilis blood drive locations in Pinellas include the following: 40584 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs 13359 Seminole Blvd., Largo 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater 7250 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donations and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.Foundation to host Saturday in the ParkLARGO The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation will host Saturday in the Park with Mom Family Health Fest on Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This free community event will celebrate mothers and promote healthy families. The event will feature live music, childrens activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages. Admission to the park is free and food and beverages will be available. Emphasizing a comprehensive health perspective, the event will feature a health and wellness fair. The theme will extend to demonstrations and exhibits by event sponsors, local nonprofit agencies and other community health and service providers. Children are invited to take part in a Rokkball demonstration a fun, high-energy baseball clinic for youth players. Fitness expert Carmen Baxter will lead willing participants in warm up exercises to get them ready to move in rhythm. For music lovers, the main stage comes alive for hours of nonstop entertainment, featuring Tampa Bay singer and songwriter Jim Lanier. There also will be off-stage performances by clowns, jugglers and magicians. A special childrens play area will feature inflatable jumpers, a climbing rockwall and miniature train rides through the park. The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation, formerly named Sun Coast Hospital Foundation, is an independent, 501(c)3 public organization with a mission to improve the health and quality of life in Largo and surrounding mid-Pinellas County. For information, call 483-0661 or visit www.SaturdayInTheParkWithMom.com.Eye Institute to celebrate 40th anniversaryLARGO The Eye Institute of West Florida will host a special public celebration to honor Dr. Stephen M. Weinstock and the Eye Institutes 40 years of service to the community on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Largo office, 148 13th St. SW. There will be music, refreshments and more underneath a tent located in the parking lot. The public is welcome. To RSVP, call 499-5274. To Weinstock, 1974 was the beginning of a new era in eye care for Pinellas County. In that year, Weinstock opened his practice now The Eye Institute of West Florida. Over the last 40 years, the Eye Institute of West Florida has emerged as a leading institution offering subspecialty eye care with three Pinellas County offices and more than 160 employees. The practice provides surgical and nonsurgical care for the treatment of eye diseases and disorders and boasts eight fellowship-trained physicians specializing in their specific area of ophthalmology, offering retina, glaucoma, cornea, oculoplastics and refractive services.IQuit program setST. PETERSBURG Gulfcoast North AHEC and the Florida Department of Health will sponsor IQuit, a free, personalized six-week program, beginning Thursday, May 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. Participants will be provided with a supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, lozenges and a workbook while supplies last. Seating is limited. Attendees must be 18 to participate. To register and for information, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204, or email nkelly@gnahec.org. For other classes and locations, visit www.ahectobacco.com/calendar. Alzheimers support group to focus on intimacy CLEARWATER Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a new, monthly support group for caregivers with a loved one with dementia who lives at home or in a facility which focuses on intimacy needs and concerns. Beginning May 7, the group will meet first Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at Alzheimers Associations Clearwater office, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709. This support group will help caregivers come up with new relationship rituals and healthy alternatives for finding the care, hope, and intimacy every human being needs and deserves. Heidi Crockett, MSW, will facilitate. Crockett is a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She advocates for improved quality of life for seniors specifically on the subject of intimacy and has presented several seminars for professionals and caregivers including, Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia, and Intimacy as We Age: Loving our Loved Ones Safely. For information, call Peggy Macaluso at 578-2558 or email macalusop@alzflgulf.org.Bon Secours named a Top WorkplaceST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently was named to The Tampa Bay Times 2014 Top Workplaces list as a top workplace in the mid-size employer category. The Tampa Bay Times published the complete list of Top Workplaces April 13. The Times, through a partner, surveyed employees of companies throughout the Tampa Bay area. The survey breaks down workplaces into three sizes based on the number of locally based employees: large, 500 or more employees; midsize, 150-499; and small, 50-149. The survey company then ranks employers within their size category based solely on the employee responses to the survey statements. The top employers in each category are then selected as the Top Workplaces. At Bon Secours, we know that happy employees are critical to quality patient and resident care, high levels of patient and resident satisfaction, and solid financial results, said Karen Reich in a press release. Reich is chief executive officer of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System. I see the tangible differences our employees make every day. Winning The Tampa Bay Times 2014 Top Workplaces award confirms that Bon Secours is a great place to work.

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The correct address is www.collegefund pinellas.org/apply.html.Rotary Club presents annual art and ale event INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Rotary Club of IRB presents its second annual Art and Ale event, sponsored by BarProducts.com and the Pinellas Education Foundation, Saturday, May 10, 6 to 10 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. Being auctioned are over 150 original 5 inch by 7 inch works of art that have been donated by local area artists, including Beach Art Center, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Pinellas Park Art Society, University of Tampa Department of Art, FSU Department of Art and others. This years featured artist, Pamela Miles, will be on hand to display, discuss and sell her award-winning art. The art will be offered as a dollar auction. Visit the Art and Ale website, www.artandale.org. The auction portion of the event will close at 7:15 p.m. The remainder of the evening will allow everyone to socialize and gloat over their winnings. The evening also will feature craft beer, wine, food and live entertainment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from any Rotarian or at the door. Advance ticket purchases will qualify for a special, secondary art auction. All event proceeds will benefit the John J. Todia, III Scholarship Fund, established to recognize and honor Todias work, dedication and spirit. Todia was a past president of the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Photo courtesy of DAVID KLINEThe Rotary Club of IRB members prepare for their Art and Ale event.Beach and was instrumental in establishing programs to support Art and Music in local schools. For more information, please visit the website or contact Paul J. Burns at 595-4540. HEP hosts inaugural Green Society ReceptionCLEARWATER The Board of Directors for the Homeless Emergency Project recently honored community donors at its Green Society Reception, which recognized donors who give at least $1,000 on an annual basis. More than 45 years ago, Barbara Green and her late husband, Rev. Otic C. Preacher Green, began offering shelters to individuals and families. Because of the overwhelming need in the community, their outreach quickly expanded to include food, clothing and support services for men, women and children in crisis. To acknowledge their profound contributions to the Tampa Bay region and lifelong dedication to helping those less fortunate, HEPs Board of Directors created a giving society in Barb and Otiss name: The HEP Green Society. Recognizing donors who contribute $1,000 or more in a calendar year, membership in The Green Society demonstrates commitment to and support of critical HEP services. It also helps to fund essential programs that deal with the underlying issues of homelessness and inspires others to support causes that help homeless and low-income individuals, families and veterans. The inaugural Green Society Reception was hosted at the Belleair Country Club, with more than 100 attendees. The highlight of the evening was a speech delivered by former HEP client, Brian Monaghan. An Army veteran, he was wounded while in service. Upon returning home, he struggled with a prescription drug addiction that left him alienated from family and friends and was living on the street, according to an HEP press release. Eventually, he was approached by a police officer who offered him refuge at the Homeless Emergency Project. As soon as I walked into HEP, something clicked, Monaghan said. I knew I had found a way out of the life that I had been living. Three years later, Monaghan is living clean and sober, has reunited with his family, and has secured veterans benefits. He now owns a condo, serves as vice president of his condo association and volunteers regularly at HEP. He also credits the shelter for saving his life. I dont know where I would have ended up if it werent for HEP. Donors, like those in HEPs Green Society, arent just giving money, Monaghan said. They are giving individuals, families and vets like me a second chance at life. I cant express enough gratitude for the help and guidance I received in turning my circumstances around. He then pulled a Purple Heart out of his shirt collar. I pawned my Purple Heart years ago, when I was in a bad state of mind. I received help in tracking it down, and now I wear it every day. Its a reminder of what I lost, and what HEP helped me to find once more: my life. announces that summer memberships are available for 2014, from May 1 to Sept. 30. Summer memberships are available for $100/month, with no minimum food and beveragespending requirement. Restrictions do apply, so please contact the club office for more information. To learn more about what Clearwater Yacht Club has to offer and for more information on the Summer Membership Program or any of the other membership plans available, please contact Virginia in the Clearwater Yacht Club office at 447-6000. Clearwater Yacht Club, at 830 South Bayway Blvd, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States.Foster parents neededEckerd Community Alternatives is seeking residents willing to take in foster children to meet a growing need for homes. There are more than 1,000 children in licensed foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties, but only 300 foster homes to care for them. These children have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The problem is made worse because of the local prescription drug epidemic. For more information on becoming a foster parent, call the Eckerd Recruitment Line toll-free at 1866-233-0790.Joes Creek Greenway Park comes up a winnerLEALMAN Once overgrown and cluttered with debris, 38 acres of land in Lealman is now a greenway park. And the efforts to make the Joes Creek Greenway Park a reality led to honors for Pinellas County staff involved in the project. At the 22nd annual Future of the Region Awards hosted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council on March 28, Pinellas County staff members and commissioners were recognized with a second place award in the Natural Resource/Environment category. The park project involved staff from Pinellas County Health and Community Services, Parks and Conservation Resources and the Department of Environment and Infrastructure. It began when citizens led by the Lealman Community Association identified a need to improve the parcel of land just west of active railroad tracks in the center of Lealman owned by Pinellas County. Over the course of the project, the land has gone from an overgrown dumping ground to a sanctuary for visitors and wildlife. This park is a little gem in the heart of Lealman that people should take advantage of, said Ray Neri, the president of the Lealman Community Association who had the original idea for the park after discovering the property on a walk. It is so peaceful and so pristine, with a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. To restore the property, the county undertook substantial efforts to remove invasive plants and tons of debris, on land and in Joes Creek, which runs through the property. Workers then planted native plants and improved the eroded shoreline along Joes Creek. To turn the property into a park with public access, a 1-mile paved trail, pedestrian bridges, observation platforms, restrooms, mini picnic shelters and educational signage were among the items installed, along with improvements to the parking area. Volunteers through the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Give a Day for the Bay assisted throughout the process. Since this extensive improvement project was completed in Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSJoes Creek Greenway Park now features three observation platforms, including this one, for park visitors to take in the views.November 2013, local residents to positive reviews have used the park consistently. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org. Community briefsTake a Walk for Shoes event setST. PETERSBURG The nonprofit organization, Clothes to Kids, will host its second annual Take a Walk for Shoes fun walk/run on Saturday, May 10, at Echelon Properties, 300 Carillon Parkway. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is three pairs of new or gently used athletic shoes, kids size 11 to adult 13 or $36 to purchase school athletic shoes. The shoes will be donated to low-income school children in Pinellas County. Many children go to school in shoes that do not fit or have major holes in them. More than half of the children in Pinellas County Schools are on the free and reduced lunch program. For information, call Patti at 327-7100, ext. 226.Yacht club offers membershipsCLEARWATER Clearwater Yacht Club proudly

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Viewpoints 13A Leader, May 1, 2014According to experts cited by The New York Times, President Barack Obamas eventual decision on the Keystone XL pipeline last week, the administration once again postponed a decision will have a marginal impact on global warming emissions. The global economy releases lots of greenhouse gas 32.6 billion metric tons of carbon in 2011. The Keystone XL pipeline would add 18.7 million metric tons. In the global greenhouse gas picture, it wont make a dent. To the working men and women of America, however, the project represents a lifeline to good jobs and energy security, according to Terry OSullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of North America. The union, which twice endorsed Obama for president, also denounced the delay as gutless, dirty and yet another political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country.The political calculation here seems to be that in November, Democrats wont lose labor votes, as could happen if the administration killed the project outright. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates still get to benefit from the $100 million that San Francisco rich guy Tom Steyer pledged half of it his own money, the other half from fellow liberal plutocrats to lavish on anti-pipeline pols in the midterm elections. Canada wont like it. But what does Canada have that is more important than Steyers patronage? Ditto the working stiffs, who want nothing more than to fill the wellpaying union jobs that the pipeline would create. If Republicans had tried to block a pipeline decision, then Beltway graybeards would have bemoaned the rights unseemly zest for stonewalling the real work of Washington. But when Obama prevents himself from settling the Keystone question, these shills shrug and mumble. Politics, whaddayougonnado? True believers insist that Alberta tar sand crude is dirtier than other oil and it does produce more carbon than other sources. But industry is going to harvest the oil anyway, and somebody is going to consume all that oil. Thus, the State Department concluded that moving Albertas oil through an extended pipeline would pose no net harm to the environment. Smart environmentalists understand that this is a meaningless fight. Being a plutocrat, Steyer will not relent. He sent out an email that read: The Keystone XL pipeline is a line in the sand that signifies whether our country has the courage, the commitment and the capacity to be a global leader in addressing the challenge of climate change before its too late. You see, its easy to point to the tar sands as bad for the planet. Its not easy to tell people that consuming energy is bad for the environment and therefore they should not fly, drive or watch a flat-screen TV especially if you bellow your anti-energy sermon from atop a mountain of hedge fund money. Theres a guessing game in Washington. After the midterm elections, will Obama approve or kill the pipeline? Insiders have their views. But I have yet to hear anyone arguing with passion that whatever the president ultimately decides, politics will have nothing to do with it.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sfchronicle.com. Law enforcement is changing due to contemporary breakthroughs like unmanned drones, speed cameras, police incentives for writing traffic tickets, face and license plate recognition software, and other implementations. These latest efforts cause politicians to drool when they see how money by way of traffic fines can be generated for pork barrel projects and general expenditures. I believe that criminals and traffic offenders need to be punished for their dastardly deeds, and its no secret that Florida reportedly has the worst drivers, anywhere. But granting police officers extra money to write more citations isnt the way to resolve our problems.Law officers in the U.S. issue an average of 112,000 speeding tickets each day, or 41 million annually. The average cost of a speeding ticket is $112 or $6.232 billion each year. It is said that each police officer generates an average of $300,000 annually in traffic fines, with only 5 percent being contested in courtrooms. Connecticut introduced the first speed limit of 10 mph in 1901. Back in the day officers would stretch a rope across a road to stop violators who were almost always local residents. Today, however, out of town drivers are more likely to get a ticket resulting in a fine. A police sergeant once told me that the current recession will result in officers issuing more citations than ever before. And that politicians would dream up more ways to raise money for their cities through the scandalous enforcement of laws. However, to base police salary increases on traffic ticket and court revenues borders on anarchy. In Atlanta, for example, its been reported that money from fines will fund future pay raises for police officers. That can only lead officers to extort even more money from the general public. In a recent study by George Mason University in Massachusetts, it is reported that police cash incentives drive increased ticketing. However, traffic accidents do decline. Closer to home, Gov. Rick Scott has proposed granting pay raises to state employees ... including troopers ... based on job performance. During a recent speech in West Palm Beach, Scott said state troopers issued more than 800,000 tickets last year. His idea is to grant them a $2,500 bonus annually for making three traffic stops an hour, and up to $5,000 for additional stops The question is would more Paul Lawrences be created under the Scott plan? Lawrence was a South Florida state trooper who was sentenced to a year in jail for fraudulently writing hundreds of fake summonses. Although FHP and other agencies deny quota systems, it would have been interesting to learn what caused the super trooper to launch his illegal ticket writing spree. Just a few months ago during MacDill AFBs Air Fest 2014 a Clearwater police officer parked his cruiser at the Dale Mabry gate. His cruiser cameras snapped pictures of license plates so he could run them through various police databases. The officer scanned more than 11,000 plates and found one outstanding warrant, and 198 other violations. So the burning question is ... why was a Clearwater police officer running plates in Tampa? The claim was that he was invited by military officials to check for alleged saboteurs and other bad guys. Plate reading technology is not new. Agencies in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, Tampa and St. Petersburg have been using systems for years, much to the chagrin of civil liberties groups who point to constitutional questions. The red light cameras are slowly fading away due to lawsuits and other challenges. Some cities got caught with their pants down when it was revealed that yellow lights were shortened so more motorists could be tapped for the $158 tickets. St. Petersburg and Tampa are the latest cities to reject the cameras. However, the red light cameras might soon be replaced by speed cameras like those in New York City where more than 11,700 motorists have been hammered with fines totaling $585,750. The cameras are placed at various locations in Manhattan and in the citys outer boroughs. More than a few U.S. jurisdictions are planning to install them to take advantage of a new windfall for government coffers. Other agencies are using drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for traffic and other enforcement. Florida will not be among them thanks to legislation that bans them from being used for most law and code enforcement. However, the Federal Aviation Administration expects 30,000 commercial and government drones to be flying over the U.S. airspace within 20 years. So, keep an eye on the speedometer and for the cop behind the billboard or computer screen.Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at thomasamski@yahoo.com.Although I know precious little about acting, directing or producing movie films, I can't help day-dreaming about how I would run things in Hollywood if I became a movie czar like the Weinsteins, Steven Spielberg and other moguls. Here's what will happen if and when I seize power in the film industry. AUDIO LEVELS AND ON-SCREEN CAPTIONS. In earlier columns I've belly-ached about my not being able to easily hear the dialogue spoken in many movies. But I'll say it again: directors should keep in mind that millions of movie fans (a) do not lip read, and (b) are in the upper-level age ranges, where hearing begins to fade. I'm in that category, and I need all the help I can get. I hate it when actors mumble their lines, or when the director allows ambient sound effects or background music to interfere with the clear enunciation of the spoken words. When I'm czar, I will require that 75 percent of all films come equipped with captioning, especially if the films are produced in England or other nations where clipped speech is sometimes the accepted standard. REDUCED OBSCENITY. I love the freedom-of-speech amendment as much as most people, but I'm really tired of hearing the Fword and other previously-banned expressions in today's movies. The dramatic or humorous shock value of dirty words has long passed. If anything, the trend has reversed, to the point where I'm astounded and pleased when I view a film in which no nasty language occurs. When I become czar of Hollywood, I'll give big bonuses to scriptwriters and directors who produce high quality films that do not contain cesspool dialogue. Do I sound like a blue-nose throwback to some outmoded culture? If so, I plead guilty. FEWER RAIN SCENES. Next time youre watching a movie in which rain is drenching the actors, ask yourself How does the use of rainfall advance the plot or otherwise improve this film? I've asked that question for years, and the answer has often been In no way. But I could be wrong. Maybe movie fans with sensibilities superior to my own can sense the dramatic subtleties of rainfall. What I sense is a director who asks himself/herself, How can I make this film less boring? Oh, I know! I'll make it rain. Whoopee! FEWER TOILET SCENES. Youve probably noticed, during the last decade or two, how many movie scenes have taken place in public restrooms, usually mens rooms. I'm not referring to gay men hustling one another. I'm talking about principal characters in the film exchanging significant information as they stand before the urinals after, of course, checking the stalls to make sure no outsiders are eavesdropping. Shall I shoot the governor as he gets out of his limousine, Charlie? No, Rocco, better wait until he's holding the press conference. Charlie and Rocco then zip up, wash their hands (or maybe not) and exit the mens room. What a cinematic achievement, not to have staged that scene in any of the dozens of other available settings. EXPLOSIONS. When I become czar, I plan to levy a $5 million fine on any film company that allows more than one horrific explosion in the story line. I'd guess that today half the films released to the public contain at least four scenes in which bombs or gasoline containers light up the sky, sending truck parts and body parts soaring into the atmosphere. As with rain scenes, a directors simple (and unimaginative) solution to excess boredom in a film is often simply to set off a megaton blast. I feel the same way about car chases, especially the ones that miraculously fail to kill or seriously injure pedestrians who get in the way of the escaping culprits. Car chases do occur in real life, but they seldom resemble the movie versions. Would movie audiences really miss them? Why don't we try to find out? GUNS AND VIOLENCE. Every month (or so it seems) another bent-brain walks into a school with a knife or gun in his hands and wreaks havoc. Even more often, cowardly drive-by shootings bring terror to entire neighborhoods. On main streets and college campuses throughout our land, robbers and rapists ply their monstrous trades. Where do these people get their motivation to commit such crimes? One major source: TV and movies. Cop shows, flesh-eating zombies, and war films. But thats what the viewing public wants, isnt it? Maybe so, to some degree. What bothers me is that so much movie violence is just like the rain scenes its unnecessary and extraneous. When I buy up most of Hollywood's production companies, that will change. I'll try to roll back the clock to the days when, instead of promiscuous savagery and oceans of gore, even the killings and other rough stuff had limitations.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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There are many reasons why not to throw cigarette butts out the window. With our beautiful beaches and gorgeous climate we attract people from all over the world. What a vision we portray to other countries when they visit Florida and witness smokers flicking butts out the window. Did I mention a fire hazard on our vegetation? There is only negative intentions and lack of moral judgment on behalf of smokers. I havent seen or met one smoker who is conscious of their own bad habit. Dont inflict us with your already disgusting bad habit. Gary Neal ClearwaterSmart phones: information overloadRe: Smart phones make us isolationists, by Thomas Michalski, April 17-18Editor: Your appropriate smart phone thoughts may be generalized in application to our other seemingly endless array of modern electronic devices as well. The ever-ascending information overload has become quite oppressive, overwhelming, and ultimately character changing in a highly negative strangely anti-social fashion, metaphorically acting rather like a huge gigantic tsunami wave sweeping over not only this country, but also the world. I wonder from whence such an unconventional divisive humanly destructive concept might have originated? Seriously Tom, I do wonder. God bless you, Thomas. Rev. Lionel Cabral Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission St. Petersburg When I become a Hollywood czar Drivers SeatBob Driver Law enforcements changing face Thomas Michalski What do you think? John Deering is chief editorial cartoonist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's largest newspaper. Winner of the National Press Foundation's 1997 Berryman Award, Deering also gained top honors in the 1994 national John Fischetti Cartoon Competition and was the seven-time winner of the Arkansas Press Association's Best Editorial Cartoonist award. Born in 1956 in Little Rock, Deering has been drawing since his childhood fascination with science fiction and dinosaurs. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter and two sons, and live in Little Rock. He still draws dinosaurs. About the cartoonistWe are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. 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WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EARLY DEADLINES:050114 727-397-5563Retail Advertising Seminole/Beach Beacon Largo Leader Belleair Bee Clearwater Beacon: Thursday, May 22nd@ NoonClassied Advertising Display Ads: Thursday, May 22nd@ 5pm Line Ads: Friday, May 23rd@ Noon Editorial Press Releases Thursday, May 22nd @ Noon SEMINOLE Raymond and Gloria Maurer of Seminole will celebrate 50 years of marriage on May 9, 2014. The couple married in 1964 in Dearborn, Michigan. They lived in the Detroit area until 1978 when they moved to the Saline area with their three children. After serving in the U.S. Army, Ray worked for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn as a designer and design leader for more than 31 years. He also helped build a part time business and went to school during this time to earn his bachelors degree. Gloria (Carli) was a stay-at-home mom until the children reached high school age. She then worked as a secretary for Eastern Michigan University where she took classes during her lunch hours. The years that followed brought administrative and management positions at Atwell-Hicks Engineering Firm, Northvilles Nazarene Church and Detroit Medical Center, as well as in a home printing business she started with a friend. She began leading meetings for Weight Watchers part-time and was able to continue this position when they moved to Florida in 2002 to help care for her mother. Gloria also volunteers at Pathways Community Church leading a Bible study and visiting people in hospitals and nursing homes. The couple will celebrate their anniversary by renewing their vows. Their children and grandchildren have planned an anniversary party for family and friends. Raymond and Gloria MaurerMaurers celebrate 50th anniversaryChrist Presbyterian ChurchLARGO A May Friendship Day Service will be presented Friday, May 2, 6 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. SW. Cost of dinner is $8. Call 5848695. The event will be sponsored by Church Women United in Central Pinellas Inc. The guest speaker will be Phoebe Quarterman, operations management consultant with the Department of Children and Family with the state of Florida.St. Matthew Catholic ChurchSEMINOLE The evangelization committee of the St. Matthew Catholic Churchs pastoral council will sponsor an outdoor narrated Mass in the St. James pavilion on Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m., at 9111 90th Ave., N. The purpose of the Mass is to reach out to the un-churched and seekers in the neighboring community who may be curious of what a Catholic Mass is like, but find it intimidating to go inside on their own. St. Matthews is unique in the area to offer an outdoor setting and is issuing an invitation to the neighboring community to come and see, and enjoy hot dogs, chips and soda. There also will be a drawing for gift cards for area restaurants, food and fuel. Attire is casual and some seating will be provided. Attendees may bring lawn chairs or ground covering. Call 393-1288, ext. 208.Connect2Christ ChurchSEMINOLE Connect2Christ Church (C2C Church) is now open at its new location in the former Regions Bank building at 9398 Oakhurst Road. C2C Church is a non-denominational church plant formed in 2010. The Rev. Mary L. Haley serves as the pastor. A leadership board under the direction of Peter Talbott administrates the mission of the church. Church volunteers and professionals have worked hard to refashion the former bank into a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for everyone. There is a childrens room for Bible study, crafts and movies, as well as a nursery. New paint, inside and out, new carpet, landscaping and a new sign confirm that Connect2Christ Church is now ready to open the doors wide to welcome our members and the community. Connect2Christ Church offers Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Visit C2CChurch.com. Faith briefsTaught by Rabbi Alter Korf, the three-part series will begin on Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at the center. Course topics include: May 8 The Key to Self: This lesson will help attendees establish the foundation of a meaningful life May 15 The Key to Love: Attendees will explore the spiritual factors that can make a relationship greater than the sum of its parts with a passion thats eternal, purposeful, comfortable and which truly reflects Jewish values and attitudes May 22 The Key to Strength: Attendees will delve into ways of coping with difficulty and finding a balance between grieving for what has been lost and feeling hope for the future. The cost for the series is $20. For more information or to register, call 344-4900 or visit www.ChabadSP.com. David N. Weiss visits the Chabad Jewish Center in St. Petersburg May 5.Chabad Jewish CenterST. PETERSBURG Awardwinning screenwriter David N. Weiss will present a series of entertaining events of personal and professional stories in From Hollywood to Holy Hood on Monday, May 5, 7 p.m., at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4010 Park St. N., St. Petersburg. On Friday night and Shabbat morning May 9-10, Weiss will be enrapturing the audience of Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. Weisss hilarious and inspiring tale centers on his wacky journey from secular Jew to dynamic Christian youth leader to Modern Orthodox/blockbusting screenwriter. When you find yourself under a chupah in a Presbyterian Church being married by a Jews for Jesus Rabbi, you know something has to give, said Weiss in a press release. Weiss wrote Shrek 2, The Smurfs and All Dogs Go to Heaven. He also co-wrote the Rugrats movies, Clockstoppers, Are We There Yet? and Academy Award-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. He was nominated for an Emmy as co-head writer for the Rugrats series. The cost for the talk is $10 in advance or $13 at the door. For reservations and more information, call 344-4900 or email info@chabadsp.com. For details about the Saturday event, call 789-0408 or visit www.yichabad.com. The center also will offer the spring course Life Unlocked. Military updatesRenee NassifLARGO Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Renee Nassif, along with approximately 6,000 other sailors and Marines stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, recently returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, marking the end of the ships nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. Nassif is the daughter of James and Carolyn Nassif. She is a 2010 graduate of Largo High School. While deployed, Truman conducted a full range of operations ranging from maritime security operations and multinational exercises, to providing air support for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Truman also conducted integrated operations with the French Navys Charles de Gaulle Strike Group over a five-week period in the Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf. Squadrons assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 flew 2,902 combat sorties, or flights, totaling more than 16,450 hours in support of OEF. Austin FahadST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Austin Fahad recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Fahad is the son of Connie and Waleed Fahad of St. Petersburg. He is a 2013 graduate of Pinellas Park High School.Kale DansbyINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Navy Seaman Kale Dansby recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Dansby is the son of Michael Dansby of Indian Rocks Beach and Laura Dansby of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. He is a 2013 graduate of Saint Cloud Technical High School.Noah TimbergSEMINOLE Air Force Airman Noah Timberg recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Timberg is the son of Patricia Parks of Seminole. He is a 2013 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.Dean HoffmanST. PETERSBURG Dean Hoffman recently was selected for promotion to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army. Hoffman is currently serving as product manager, Manned Aerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance Sensors, Program Executive Office, Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He has served in the military for 23 years. Hoffman is the son of Sherry Predix of Marysville, Pennsylvania, and stepson of Ben Milliken of Summerdale, Pennsylvania. He is the nephew of Leda Hoffman of St. Petersburg. U.S. Army Col. Dean Hoffman IV displays his promotion certificate to colonel in the U.S. Army alongside his family, wife, Angela, and two daughters, Meara and Addison. Hoffman was promoted to colonel during a ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, in early March, among more than 200 family, friends and colleagues.

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(Next to CVS)Largo 727-596-5141GOT ALLERGIES?WEHAVELOCALHONEY!050114Havana Harrys Cafe &Market Delicious Cuban Meals SOS offers adoptable kittens, catsSave Our Strays Inc. houses all of its kittens and most of its cats for adoption with foster families. Kittens and adult cats raised in loving foster homes make great pets. Adopters are able to learn about the personalities of every feline. A no-kill cat rescue organization, Save Our Strays offers kittens and cats at several PetSmart locations in Pinellas County, including: Countryside area, U.S. 19 N. at Enterprise Road, Clearwater; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gateway Mall, 7777 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg; Sundays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tyrone area, Tyrone Boulevard and Park Street, St. Petersburg; once a month Save Our Strays also offers kittens and cats at its Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. For details, call 5451116. All felines are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and are microchipped. To see some of SOSs cats, visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.SPCA to host Barnyard BonanzaLARGO SPCA Tampa Bay will host its Barnyard Bonanza Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon, at the SPCA campus, 9099 130th Ave. N. The inaugural Barnyard Bonanza will feature SPCAs farm-side playground, yard sale, crafts and animal experiences. Home-baked goods will be available for purchase. Twilight Sparkle, a pygmy goat, will be on hand. Proceeds benefit the animals. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.Home Port Marina to host Happy TailsOZONA Home Port Marina will present Happy Tails Thursday, May 1, 6 to 9 p.m., at Ozona Blue, 125 Orange St. The event will feature a casual evening of waterfront dining, live music, raffle and networking with friends and Humane Society of Pinellas supporters. Cost is $50 or $40 for Friends of HSP members. Attendees may pay at the door or RSVP online at interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?n ame=E76187&id=6>.Adopt-A-Palooza setCLEARWATER The Humane Society of Pinellas will host the Adopt-a-Palooza Pet Fair Sunday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road. Billed as the largest pet adoption event in Pinellas County, the fair will feature more than 400 adoptable pets, 30 animal rescue organizations, and more than 2,500 guests. Admission is free. The event will include vendors displaying and selling unique products and services. There also will be activities for people and pets including demonstrations, Ask-A-Trainer sessions, concessions and adoptable pets. For information, visit humanesocietyofpinellas.org.SPCA to host Barnyard BonanzaSPCA Tampa Bay will host the inaugural Barnyard Bonanza Festival and Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon. The event will feature a farm-side playground, food, crafts and animal experiences. Attendees also will have an opportunity to see Twilight Sparkle, the pygmy goat. Proceeds benefit the animals. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.Bout Cats seeks volunteersVolunteers are sought to help Bout Cats, a nonprofit, no-kill cat rescue. Volunteers are the lifeblood of animal rescue. The rescue is looking for volunteers for adoption outlets, fundraising events, transportation needs, assistance with incoming phone calls, and grant writing. Kitten season is coming and foster homes are needed to help get the stray cat population down in Pinellas County. Foster parents give a temporary home to rescued cats until they are adopted. Foster homes are needed for pregnant cats, moms with kittens, orphaned kittens and adult cats. There is such a variety of needs and we try to match foster homes with appropriate circumstances. For information, call Leslee at 418-0820 or email allboutcatsinc@yahoo.com.Volunteers neededSave Our Strays needs volunteers to foster felines. Save Our Strays does not maintain a shelter facility and all of our current foster homes are full. SOS phone requests are presently so great that we must tell callers we cannot help them with the felines in need that they have found. Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Those interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need should call for details. North county residents should call 481-5262. South county pet lovers may call 871-0888 for details or email sos@saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonprofit organization dedicated to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. Puppy Love benefit setST. PETERSBURG Pet Pal Animal Shelter will present a Night at the Theater Friday, May 16, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. The 12th annual Puppy Love benefit will feature an evening of silent and live auctions, raffles, food, drinks and entertainment. Cost is $75 a ticket or $650 for a table of 10. Proceeds will benefit the shelter. For more information, visit www.petpalanimal shelter.com. Pets of the week Pets of the week Paw printsAllieSay hello to adorable Allie. She is a sweet, 13-year-old calico cat who was brought to the SPCA Tampa Bay after her previous owner got sick and could not care for her anymore. This loving cat is looking for a forever home and needs a patient family that wouldnt mind giving her a little extra TLC to help her come out of her shell. Allie is a part of the SPCAs Golden Paws senior pet adoption program, so the fee to bring her home is just $25. This includes her spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and free 30 days of pet insurance. Spend some time with Allie at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org. ChaseBig boy Chase is only 10 months old and weighs 60 pounds. His serial number at Pinellas County Animal Services is 313084, and if you bring this article with you, he can be yours for only $25. All pets offered here are spayed or neutered and have all their required shots. Visit him at 12450 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellas county.org/animalservices/petfind.htm. FlashMeet a big, beautiful 5-year-old orange tabby. He is extremely gentle and loves attention. His huge green eyes will melt your heart. He has tested positive for feline leukemia but is otherwise very healthy and happy. He is hoping to find his forever home. Meet Flash and other wonderful animals at Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, call 5226566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.

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16A Schools Leader, May 1, 2014 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! www.TBNweekly.com e-E d itions040413 032014 011614 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. Whats Sellingin Pinellas County 3BR/2.5BA/2CG Belleair Madeira Beach St. Petersburg $345,000 SOLD 2BR/2BA $84,900 SOLD 3BR/2BA $244,000 SOLD SOLD This 3/2.5, 2,685 Sq. Ft. townhome was completely renovated. Listed for $349,000.Dorothy ShumanColdwell Banker Sea Towers Condo SOLD in just 90 days.Rita ShepardCharles Rutenberg Realty In Gated Community of Shores of Long Bayou. Top floor corner unit with one car garage. Hardwood flooring, crown moldings, open living. Screened balcony w/views of the Bayou. Buyers One Year Home Warranty included.Charmaine MartinezBerkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group 14 unit apartment building with a great mix of four 2BR/2BA and ten 1BR/1BA units across from a City Park. Fully occupied and in top condition.Pat CalhoonSmith & Associates050114 14 Unit Building Clearwater $750,000 Largo High alumni invited to final homecomingLARGO The alumni of Largo High School are invited to the schools Final Homecoming Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13, 5 to 8 p.m., at 410 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. See the current buildings once last time before the wrecking ball swings this summer, and the school undergoes a two-year renovation. Walk through the campus, enjoy a band a choral concert and say farewell to the old high school. Memorabilia, including bricks and pieces of the gym floor, as well as T-shirts and food will be available for purchase. For more information, visit the Largo High School Athletic Booers at www.largohsathleticboosters.com or Facebook.com/LargoHSAthleticBoosters. was her older sister in 2011. Eckerd is truly part of our family now. Eckerd has a tradition of inviting respected leaders in their fields. The speakers are not paid. During the ceremony Harris-Perry will receive an honorary degree from Eckerd.Phi Kappa Phi inducts new membersSeveral local residents recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The following residents were inducted: Leeann Ho of Largo was initiated into University of South Florida chapter James Rivenbark of Seminole was initiated into University of Massachusetts Amherst chapter Samantha Travis of Seminole was initiated into University of South Florida chapter These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Azalea Middle to celebrate 50th anniversaryST. PETERSBURG The staff and students at Azalea Middle School will celebrate the schools 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school, 7855 22nd Ave. N. Community members and former students have been invited to attend. For more information, call Angela Owens at 893-2606, ext. 2073.Sandy Lane receives $50,000 grantCLEARWATER Sandy Lane Elementary School has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children. The school was nominated for the award by the Council for Educational Change, an organization that partners with the Pinellas County School District and wrote the grant application for the school. The funds will pay for computers and interactive white boards that will provide school-wide access to a digital reading and mathematics series in the 2014-15 school year. The Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children annually awards grants to schools where 90 percent or more of the student body is eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Dates set for Summer Bridge programsPinellas County Schools will once again offer Summer Bridge programs for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Core programs for elementary, middle and high school students will run Monday through Thursday from June 17 to July 24. Summer Bridge extended learning programs are aimed at preventing learning losses and preparing students for the next grade level. The programs, which include enrichment activities, are especially important for students who are performing below grade level. They also are beneficial for students who are performing at grade level but need extra support to stay on track. Program dates have been announced to give families plenty of time to plan their summer activities around Summer Bridge if needed. Elementary programs are planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle school programs are planned for 8 a.m. to noon. High school programs are planned for 8 to 11 a.m. Site locations for elementary and middle school programs are being finalized. All high schools will offer Summer Bridge. The Summer Bridge website is www.pcsb.org/summerbridge. Largo school celebrates National Bike to School Day LARGO The Largo Police Department and Clearwater accident attorney and bicycle safety advocate Jim Dodson will celebrate National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 7, by biking from Publix at 857 W. Bay Drive to Mildred Helms Elementary School. The students will meet at the Publix at 7:30 a.m. Dodson will provide each participant with a healthy breakfast. A specialist from Chainwheel Drive will inspect each bicycle for safety, and a certified helmet specialist from Jim Dodson Law will fit students helmets. Then the students will ride their bicycles to the elementary school, about half a mile south. Largo police will provide traffic enforcement to ensure each participant arrives safely to their destination by 8:30 a.m. We will be giving away free bicycle headlights and taillights to the students who dont have them on their bike or who need a new one, said Sergeant George Edmiston, Largos traffic enforcement officer. The League of American Bicyclists created national Bike to School Day in May 2012 in order to teach children bicycling safety. Each year about 1,000 schools in 49 states celebrate the day, which kicks off National Bike Safety Month. Florida is one of the most dangerous states for bicycling safety. Its critically important for children to know and understand how to ride their bicycle safely, and why its so important for them to wear a bike helmet whenever they ride. We want every child to experience the thrill of riding a bike and doing it safely, said Dodson. Parents are welcomed to attend. For more information on the event, call Kati at 446-0840 or email kati@jwdodsonlaw.com. This aerial view of the Largo High School campus is from the 1960s. Starting this summer, the school will be renovated over the next two years.Northside Christian School to stage musicalST. PETERSBURG Northside Christian Schools Fine Arts Department will present Never The Musical! Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, at Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Ave. N. Show times will be Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.nck12.com. For information, call 541-7593. Never The Musical! is a contemporary adaptation of three Old Testament stories Ruth, Joseph and Samson. It is a story about a second chance for a troubled, inner city neighborhood and the people who live there. NCS alumna Katie Combs wrote the show.Harris-Perry to speak at Eckerd commencementST. PETERSBURG Melissa Harris-Perry, a political science professor and host of an MSNBC TV show, will be the speaker for the 51st Eckerd College commencement on Sunday, May 18. Harris-Perry, author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America, is the aunt of graduating Eckerd senior Christina Smith. The Melissa Harris-Perry news and opinion show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Harris-Perry will return to her alma mater, Wake Forest University, as professor of Politics and International Affairs on July 1. She has been named a presidential chair, an endowed position that recognizes and supports exceptional faculty who embody Wake Forests teacherscholar ideas. Harris-Perry was a faculty member at Tulane University since 2011. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. In an era characterized by impoverished political discourse, Dr. Harris-Perry, through her show, has created a forum for probing many of the vexing political and social issues facing our nation, said Donald Eastman, Eckerd president, in a press release. Im honored to address the 2014 graduating class of Eckerd College, Perry said. My own beloved niece is among the graduates as School notesSeven Pinellas County Schools students have won a total of 10 national awards in the 2014 Scholastic Art Awards. The students will be honored at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6. The program will be livestreamed on the Scholastic website. Eric Voorhis, a senior at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, won three national awards including one of only three national awards of the inaugural 3D Systems Award. The 3D Systems Award is part of the Future New award category, which is dedicated to new and innovative projects. Voorhis won the 3D Systems Award for his creation Visual Representations of Audio Field, a sculpture created using revolutionary three-dimensional printing technology. Eric converted mp3 music into a visual two-dimensional plane, creating a final image containing millions of pixels composed into static white noise. The resulting three, 3D static blocks represent the complexity of sound as an image. Pinellas County Schools was awarded a 3D printer by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, which presents the Scholastic Awards, in September. The 3D technology expands possibilities for our student artists, giving them a new medium to experiment with and master, said Sue Castleman in a press release. Castleman is a PreK-12 visual arts specialist. Were so happy for Eric to be recognized as one of the first winners in this category, and so proud of all of our national award winners as it is truly the highest artistic honor for our students. The 2014 award winners are: Zoe Basheka, grade 10, Dixie Hollins High School, received a silver medal for her design work titled, Climate Change Angelica DeLillo, grade 12, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a gold medal for her ceramic work titled, Woven Angelica DeLillo, grade 12, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a silver medal for her Art Portfolio Marissa Jennings, grade 11, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a silver medal for her photograph titled, Ladder Brittany Klemm, grade 12, Northeast High School, received a silver medal for her drawing titled, Mr. Fabulous Crow Indigo Naar, grade 10, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received an American Vision Award for her fashion work titled, Knot Myself. Eric Voorhis, grade 12, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a gold medal for his jewelry work titled, Halation; a silver medal for his Art Portfolio; and a 3/D Systems Award, in the Future New category, for his work titled Visual Representations of Audio Filed Karolina Zuchowski, grade 11, Dixie Hollins High School, received a gold medal for her digital art titled, Unseen The students qualified for the national competition after winningPCS students win National Scholastic Art AwardsGold Key awards in the Pinellas Region Awards, which is sponsored by Raymond James Inc. and The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg. In the Pinellas Region, 2,121 works of art were submitted, with 593 winning regional awards and 114 winning Gold Key awards. The 114 Pinellas Region Gold Key winners were among 100,000 submitted to the national competition. Of those, 1,800 national awards were selected.Pinellas County Schools receive $4 million Pinellas County Schools will receive just over $4.2 million in funding as part of the states School Recognition Program. More than 40 schools will receive various amounts of the funds ranging from $244,000 at Palm Harbor University High to $27,000 at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary. The School Recognition Program acknowledges the quality of public schools by giving financial rewards based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement in reading, mathematics, science, and writing. Schools eligible for recognition awards include those receiving an A school grade, improving at least one letter grade from the previous year, or improving more than one letter grade and sustaining the improvement the following school year.

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Inshore, high tide has been the right time to target oyster bars for reds and snook. Live chumming with pilchards has been lights out on the end of the incoming and the start of the outgoing tide. Look for those oyster mounds that are in close proximity to a creek mouth to be the best. Trout fishing has been really good all week. Water temperatures are right for their spring spawn. Deep grass areas just inside the passes as well as spoil island drop-offs are places to target. Glass minnow pods are showing up over grass patches right now and its just the thing we needed to get the trout to move back in. Look for the dipping terns to give away the presence of the glass minnows. King fishing has been excellent in the 30to 40foot range. Medium sized kingfish are abundant in these depths. Target artificial structures as well as hard bottom and ledges. Troll either spoons on a number 2 or 3 planer or live blue runners and or threadfin herring on a stinger rig. Spanish mackerel have been slow to arrive this spring, but have now begun to really make their presence felt especially in the southern part of our county. The skyway fishing piers are a great option right now if targeting Spanish mackerel. Casting gotcha plugs or small spoons behind a 3 to 4 ounce-trolling sinker are pierfishing staples. Other options would include live threadfins fished either free-lined or suspended a few feet underneath a float.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. Photo courtesy of CAPT. MARK HUBBARDJacob Grant, left, and his dad Perkins Grant of South Carolina show off a kingfish they reeled in while trolling recently off Johns Pass. A memorable catch Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Sport newsCeltic FC to offer summer campsLARGO Celtic FC Florida will present its 2014 Celtic International soccer camp for all skill levels ages 6 to 15 Monday through Friday, July 7-11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Seminole Warhawks Complex, 125th St. in Largo. The camp is a unique opportunity for young players to receive instruction from trainers and coaches of the Glasgow, Scotland youth academy. Campers will advance their proficiency through technical skills development, small-sided games, skills testing and feedback and advice from the international instructors. Registration is $249 before June 1 or $274 after. Each camper will receive a Celtic training jersey. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 2824660 or email info@celtic.net.USA Diving junior event at SW ComplexLARGO West Florida Lightning Aquatics and the Pinellas County Sports Commission hosted USA Divings Junior East Nationals April 25-27 at the Southwest Recreation Complex. More than 240 elite junior divers ages 9 to 18 from around the country and 70 club and college coaches attended the meet. The Tampa Bay area had four divers from West Florida Lightning Aquatics who qualified to participate in the event. They included Amy Wotovich, 10 of Redington Shores; Ashley Gonzalez, 12, of Belleair; Dillon Richardson, 12, of Riverview and Keegan Richardson, 16, of Riverview. Wotovich, Gonzalez and Dillon Richardson competed both on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. Keegan Richardson dove the 3-meter springboard. Seminole High School Senior Layna Hatfield was recruited and signed a letter of intent to play in the fall 2014 season for Troy University, a NCAA Division I school in Troy, Alabama. She played on the Seminole High School girls soccer team for four years and was co-captain of the team her senior year. She has also played for Strictly Soccer Club in St. Petersburg for the last two years. Hatfield was recruited when she was seen playing for Strictly Soccer by newly appointed Troy University head coach Jason Hamilton, who was formerly assistant coach for the University of Florida girls soccer program.College recruit Photo courtesy of JULIE JOHNSONFrom left are Keegan Richardson, Ashley Gonzalez, Amy Wotovich and Dillon Richardson competed in the USA Diving Junior East Nationals April 25-27 at the Southwest Complex in Largo.

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Maureen goes above and beyond on a regular basis! She has the heart and compassion of a true caregiver. Maureen is a true professional who arrives at each client visit with a smile and a positive attitude. Thank you Maureen for your dedication and for all you do for our Comfort Keepers family! 11350 66th St. N., Largo727-538-7771 WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COMProviding non-medical in-home care to most of Pinellas County050114 Maritime members of the Lollipop GuildWriters and marketers are cautioned against using clichs and axioms. They are worn out and over-used the truisms, not the writers. Yet, the trite and true exist because they are the basis of common experience. Everyone understands them. Who has not learned the dark side of fences make good neighbors and the early bird gets the worm? When it comes to truisms, we have all been there, done that. There are also biological axioms. One is that dolphins are mobile. They are obligatorily aquatic creatures that never stop swimming. No one debates this. It is so obvious. Yet, should you need to keep tabs on free-ranging dolphins at sea to study their population biology, mobility takes on vivid meaning. The other day Capt. John Heidemann and I swung around a point of land in our boat and entered a broad pocket of shimmering seas. Here and there in the distance, the fins of four bottlenose dolphins flashed intermittently like fireflies on a summer night. Widely scattered, they were at all points of the compass. We headed to the closest dolphin. It met us halfway. Greeting behavior like this is not axiomatic. It is only dolphins that know you habituated dolphins that swing by to greet you. When it does happen, it always strikes a chord. The small adult who greeted us was a teenager we call Plunder. His unusual name derives from his moms name, which is Strip. Her unusual name was derived from the shred of skin hanging from her dorsal the first time we encountered her (which healed without a scar). Plunder lingered briefly and then vanished. He returned to the far side of the bay to resume his hunt for lunch; even dolphins make hay while the sun shines. Siren-like, two other teen dolphins whirled behind us momentarily. We headed over but should have known what was coming. They were socializing, or rather Plunders schoolmate Trix was trying to socialize with an unknown dolphin a little smaller than herself. They grappled and darted, appearing and disappearing like objects in a computer game. With the energy of youth, they skidded across dozens of yards of silky waters. They appeared in front of us, behind us, in front of us, to the side, but always in the distance. After many minutes of this, small sighs began leaking from Capt. Heidemann. Driving the boat on days like today is not easy! Eventually, we secured evidence of the dolphins identity. By and by, Plunders small dark form appeared at Trixs side. They worked up a head of steam and sprinted off into the distance. It was time to get pictures of the fourth dolphin anyway, presumably the mother of the playmate. She joined her calf and they too sprinted into distant waters. Capt. Heidemann and I dutifully kept our noses to the grindstone but ultimately illustrated another axiom of dolphin population biology: how to spend an hour to get 60 pictures. Despite our fleeing views, we were able to document that Plunders slate-gray back and tail were once again clearly crisscrossed with white and light gray patches of parallel lines. These lines were toothrakes. Axiomatically, toothrakes come from other sea creatures with teeth. Teenage and bull bottlenose dolphins usually have some toothrakes. But the number of toothrakes can sometimes reach epidemic proportions. When it does, we say that the dolphin is mosaicked. Newly independent (weaned) teenage dolphins are good candidates for the mosaic (take it like a man!). We do not understand the mosaic. Who leaves the toothrakes? Under what circumstances? There are several possibilities. Perhaps Plunder plays with extra zest (every day is a holiday). He has spent the last year with schoolmate Trix, who also currently has some toothrakes. If the record consistently shows that they both have toothrakes at the same time, it would still not be clear whether they gave them to each other or both got them from someone else. Perhaps Plunder is regularly assured of his lesser status among adult males (the kid can take a punch). He is a young bull, on his own for just two years now. We either see him hunting or traveling with Trix. We have seen him attempt to hold his own among bigger bulls. But we never see him with the biggest bulls, which he could not take on. Photo by ANN WEAVERLocal bottlenose dolphins usually surface to breathe with great aplomb. Here, Plunders splashy surface may be his way of attacking the world with an appetite.Perhaps Plunder is the sadder but wiser survivor of a death-defying struggle (successfully dodged the bullet). Or does he play with young sharks? Though Plunder is a slate-gray hairless mammal, maybe he is the definitive dumb blond! Whatever is the case, Plunder has staying power. Since Christmas of 2012, poor little Plunder has been mosaicked a half dozen times. Actually, I think Plunder is out there taking his punches with the best of them. Wait! I have got it! HE is the wolf in sheeps clothing! But that is not how he got his name.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54@gmail.com or visit www.goodnaturedstatistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Pinellas African Violet Society to meetLARGO The African Violet Society of Pinellas will meet Monday, May 5, 7 p.m., at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE. The speaker will be by Mary Lou Harden. She will discuss using violets in the home. Harden is a designer and she will share ways to create designs using violet plants or violet blooms. Anyone who has an interest in growing violets is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and a plant raffle as well as a show-and-tell session. Call 813-920-7270.Florida Native Plant Society to meetCLEARWATER The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. A free nature photography program will be presented. Attendees will learn about creating sharp, well-composed photos of landscapes, or 867-9149 or visit pinellas.fnpschapters.org.Weedon to host guided hikeST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturday, May 3, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. To register, call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time will be offered Thursday, May 1, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. To register, call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. BriefsCLEARWATER Tampa Bay Water is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Water-Wise Awards program. Residents with a yard that incorporates Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles with an attractive design may have what it takes to win. The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30. All residents, businesses, builders or other organizations in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties as well as the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and New Port Richey are eligible to apply. Applying for a Water-Wise Award is easy. Simply fill out the online application form at tampabaywaterwise.org with a brief description and photos of your water-efficient landscape. Each landscape entry will be evaluated and scored on-site by a local Florida-Friendly Landscaping representative during regular business hours in July. Applicants need not be present for this evaluation. A winning landscape balances attractive design with Florida-Friendly plants and landscape elements, as well as water-efficient irrigation techniques that have a positive impact on our environment. Its part of the stations mission to try to minimize our impact on the environment, its kind of in our DNA, said 2012 winner Paul Carrol of WMNF Radio. Winners are awarded with a custom-made, mosaic landscape stepping-stone during a ceremony presented by county commissioners, city council members or even mayors within their local government. To get a glimpse at past Community Water-Wise Award winners water efficient landscapes and to learn more about the benefits of a water-wise landscape, visit Tampa Bay Waters Community WaterWise video series. Each video in the series features a past winners experience with the Water-Wise program, including information about their personal landscaping practices, irrigation techniques and what it means to be Water-Wise. The Water-Wise Awards program is designed to recognize attractive, water-conserving landscapes in various water-use sectors, including homes, businesses, industry and government. The program also seeks to identify actual examples of outstanding Florida-friendly, water-wise landscaping and to promote those principles within the community. 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By LEE CLARK ZUMPELARGO Eight OClock Theatre is prepared to send audiences back to school more specifically, back to Rydell High, class of 1959. The EOT production of Grease will debut Friday, May 2, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. The show will run through May 11. Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sundays, 2 p.m. An extra show has been added on Wednesday, May 7, 8 p.m. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The musical comedy features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Its back to the 1950s with a crew of duck-tailed, hot-rodding greasers and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The schools alpha male, Danny Zuko, returns to school bragging about his summer fling. When the object of his affection the new, good girl, Sandy Dumbrowski arrives on campus, Zuko has to choose between rekindling his summer romance or maintaining his macho image. The show boasts songs such as Greased Lightnin, Its Raining on Prom Night and Alone at the Drive-In Movie, all recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the worlds most popular musicals. Mallory Quinn will play the role of Sandy in this production. Quinn, a Tampa native. has been performing since age 4. As a child she performed as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz on Broadways Tampa productions starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt as well as taking part in various dance performances. She is an alumnus of Blake High School for the Performing Arts where she majored in musical theatre. I started dancing at the age of 4, and always loved watching dance musicals growing up, Quinn said in an interview. My favorites were shows like West Side Story, Singin In the Rain, A Chorus Line and Grease. Quinns love of dance musicals inspired her to start singing. I did some singing when I was little, but I didnt really start doingSpotlight on GreaseA lot of work brought Eight OClock Theatres latest production to the stage musicals until I auditioned for Blake High School for the Performing Arts and got accepted for musical theatre, she said. I started doing mostly ensemble dance roles, and then after high school, really got into mainly singing roles. Among her regional theater credits are The Last Five Years as Cathy, RENT as Mimi, Les Miserables as Eponine, Company as April, Smokey Joes Caf as Brenda and Music of the Knight: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends as a soloist and choreographer. Having played so many different roles, Quinn said it is difficult to single one out as her favorite. If I had to pick one favorite it would probably be Eponine in Les Miserables because I wanted to play that part since I was a little girl, Quinn said. I enjoy playing characters that can really make the audience feel something by sharing a common pain with them. I think every woman in the world can relate to Eponines pain of unrequited love, whether on a small or much larger scale. Hearing an audience cry with you is such an incredible feeling and doing that show was one of the best connections I have ever had with an audience. Quinn said her interest in any given role depends upon her own history with the show. If it is a show Ive loved for a long time, or one where I relate to the character, Ill go for it, she said. Of course, Ive grown upDiversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, May 1, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com 050114 The Power of Knowledge ... 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For reservations and more information, call 588-3758. The three directors of the schools fine arts program have been working together for more than 25 years. This year, two of them will retire: choir director William Renfroe and drama director Debra Wortock. Along with band director Christopher Benoit, they decided to put on the iconic musical this year, realizing that it would be a culmination of their careers during the schools 100-year anniversary. Aside from the feat of planning and practicing all the musical numbers, the show will be a technical challenge with three backdrops, more moving sets than fit well in the tiny backstage area and ambitious special effects. A school orchestra of more than 25 will accompany the actors, the biggest pit a LHS musical production has ever used. Traditionally, the school puts on a musical production every other year. But while the school auditorium the oldest stage in the county is being gutted and renovated, that will be on hold.Largo High performs The Wizard of OzLARGO Visitors can bring the entire family to the Florida Botanical Gardens for a wide array of art activities at the third annual Diggin the Arts festival Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Diggin the Arts features handson activities including art and gardening demonstrations and a live on-site painting competition, as well as garden tours, vendors, booths, music and refreshments. Local museums and art centers participating include the Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Morean Arts Center for Clay, Florida Craftsmen, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Suntan Art Center and the Beach Art Center.Diggin the Arts festival is hands-on family fun Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESEmily Miloro, center, playing Auntie Em during a rehearsal April 17, consoles Dorothy, played by Bianca Rotondo, left, as Miss Gulch, played by Laura Velez, remains resolute in her decision to take Toto away from Dorothy. Photo courtesy of FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENSColorful rain barrels decorated by participating museums, art centers and the Florida Botanical Gardens will be available at Diggin the Arts. Photos by LEAH HAMILTONAbove, Sandy (Mallory Quinn), foreground, joins the Pink Ladies (from left, Katie Eichler, Rachael Crissman and Lauren Clark) in a number during rehearsals for EOT's production of Grease. Below, the Greasers (top, Billy Masuck; middle row, from left, Kyle Hill and Jacob Howard; and bottom row, Michael Mekus and Jonathan Pouliot) rehearse "Greased Lightnin'" in the Largo Feed Store. watching Grease and have seen the movie a million times. Quinn said her mother told her that, as a child, she used to arrange her Barbie dolls in a line and have them dance to songs from Grease possibly an early sign of her choreography skills. To be honest, when I went to audition for Grease, Sandy was not a role I thought I would be called back for, Quinn said. All See GREASE, page 3A See DIGGIN, page 4B

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Certain surgeons patient 24. Newswoman Zahn 26. The Adventures of ___ and Otis, film 27. ___ Masters Voice 28. Hansens disease 30. Black gold 31. Come by 33. Wisdom 35. Contact, e.g. 37. Water barrier 38. Temporary substitutes 42. Survivor from an earlier different environment 46. Popular retrieving dog 47. Covers up 49. Density symbol 50. Times to call, in classifieds 52. Kitchen counter? 53. Extinct, flightless birds of New Zealand 54. Bombard 55. Whats ___? 56. Some people cant take them 57. Short poem with ab,aa,abab rhyme scheme 60. Flatter servilely 62. Fire up 63. Figure 64. More vulnerable 65. Honors Down 0 1. Petroleum distillate used as a solvent 0 2. Receive something specified in a will 0 3. Most swampy 0 4. Nonchalantly unconcerned 0 5. Schindlers ___ 0 6. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 0 7. Railroad station porter 0 8. Slew 0 9. Parenthesis, essentially 10. All the rage 11. Discrimination against older people 12. Bring up 13. Really good 14. Part of a heartbeat 21. One of ___ (Willa Cather novel) 24. Nautical flag 25. Ambitious person 28. Feudal lord 29. Holy cow! 32. Matterhorn, e.g. 34. Moray, e.g. 36. 100 meter runner 38. Stayed in bed longer (2 wds) 39. Greek cafe 40. Dagger reference mark 41. ___ Like It Hot 43. Period in history marked by tools and weapons (2 wds) 44. Movable personal property (law) 45. Horseshoes players 48. Lament 51. Steplike mine excavation 53. Distance runner 56. Bantu person inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi 58. Ceiling 59. ... ___ he drove out of sight 61. Chain letters?HoroscopesMay 1, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Sacrifices are required this week, Capricorn. A friends idea is not as sound as it seems. Investigate it a bit further. A cherished treasure gets a facelift.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Conversations at home heat up with the arrival of a guest. Enjo y the banter, Aquarius. A health condition improves with a change in diet.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Recovery comes slowly to a friend. Support them however you can, Pisces. They will pay it forward. A financial mystery is solved. Celebrate!AriesMarch 21 April 19Up and down, round and round. Life will move like a rolle r coaster this week. Enjoy the ride, Aries. The mundane will soon return. A secret is revealed.TaurusApril 20 May 20Ready for a rip-roaring time, Taurus? A blast from the pas t drops by for a visit. A home improvement project comes in unde r budget. Good job!GeminiMay 21 June 21Come on, Gemini. No more stalling. Make the trade. A promise is broken, but all is not lost. A couple of young friends will step in to help.CancerJune 22 July 22Impulsive buys rarely benefi t you until this week. Bargains are all around, Cancer. Rake up. A relative makes an interesting proposal.LeoJuly 23 August 22Relax, Leo. Relationships tend to come and go, and its not uncommon for people to weave in and out of each others lives. Focus on the bonds that cannot be broken.VirgoAugust 23 September 22An old school chum drops b y unannounced. Welcome them with open arms, Virgo. Young mischief lightens the mood at a party. Suspicion grows at work.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Feeling underappreciated, Libra? You are not alone. Invite the gang over to commiserate with you and plot your next move. A deadline nears.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Uh-uh-uh, Scorpio. Its high time you focused on yourself. The next time a friend calls, tell them youre busy. A craft project with teens turns into great fun.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Way to go, Sagittarius! You worked hard, and it will soon pa y off with a promotion. A financial risk is well worth taking. Don t miss out! A q uestion remains. Looking Ahead Looking AheadClearwater Fifth annual Festival of the Chariots and Ratha Yatra Parade, Saturday, May 3, 1 to 4:30 p.m., at The Pier 60 Pavilion, 1 Causeway Blvd., on the beach, Clearwater Beach. This Indian multi-cultural parade and festival will be celebrated with entertainment for the whole family. There will be live music, singing, classical dance, books, bazaar, and lots of free delicious vegetarian food. The Ratha Yatra Parade is the oldest known parade in the world. The procession route is about two miles long and can be easily walked by all age groups. It will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion and will return to the same location. The parade will move in a leisurely fashion, stopping here and there along the route, giving way to song and dance. The processions unique feature is a huge chariot with a blue, red and yellow canopy decorated with swans, lotus flowers, flags, Hanuman and a brass chakra on top. This chariot has two very thick ropes attached to it that are over one hundred feet long. These ropes are pulled by the paradegoers, propelling the chariot along the parade route. Riding on the chariot are the deities of Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra, decorated with stunning silk outfits and real flowers. Accompanying the procession is lively Indian music and dancing, backed by double-headed mrdanga drums and karatala hand cymbals. Laughs & Draughts Saturday, May 3, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Headlining the event will be Shawn Wayans. The lineup also will feature Julian McCullough and Boomer Nichols. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The beer tasting will run 6 to 8 p.m. The comedy show will be presented from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. This event is for adults age 21 and older. Guests will be required to present identification at the gate. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Ticket price includes four beer tasting tickets and general admission to the comedy show. Additional beer tasting tickets will be sold at the event one for $2, three for $5 and 15 for $20. One ticket is good for a beer sample, and three are needed for a full beer. In partnership with Cigar City Brewing Company, a few of the many selections that will be available to taste will be Cigar City Maduro, Cigar City Jai Alai, Cigar City Helles, Cigar City Florida Cracker and many more. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.funnsunclearwater.com. Brit Floyd, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Having performed to more than one million fans around the world since its first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, Brit Floyd The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd Show returns to North America to perform Discover, a stunning new threehour chronological musical journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 to 1994. Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyds musical performance also will be accompanied by amazing original video and brand new animation, inspired by the timelessly brilliant artwork designs of longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. Cuatro de Mayo, Sunday, May 4, noon to 3 p.m., at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Attendees will have an opportunity to mingle with local artists and browse new art. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 446-4566. Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari, Sunday, May 4, 7 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Fornaciari, nominated Italian bluesrock singer and one of Europes best-selling artists, will tour North America this spring in support of his latest album, La Sesin Cubana. Known as a musical wanderer, Fornaciaris album achieves a long-held dream of recording in Cuba with the best native musicians in Havana, and exploring the roots of American music along the way. During the course of his four-decade career, Fornaciari has sold more than 40 million albums around the world and won numerous awards including two World Music Awards and six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards. He was also nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award in the Traditional R&B Vocal category for You Are So Beautiful, the song he performed on alongside Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton and Robert Randolph. Gulfport Gulfport Art Walk Friday, May 2, 6 to 10 p.m., on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers. The event features new artists every week and includes several different sculpture and paint mediums, jewelry, photography, fish rubbings, upcycled items, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, body products and more. Most recently, Art Walk has added a new component called Collective Soulz. Collective Soulz brings to Gulfport new and emerging artists, whose talents range from photography to pottery and from drawing to music, giving them the opportunity to see if they can succeed as a working artist at street fairs. Live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district, including Stephanie, Jay Pritchard, and Paul Anthony. The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport offers step-by-step classes and instruction in specialized areas such as glass casting, glass fusing, sculptural welding and forged steel for students. While browsing the art and craft booths, attendees also can check out Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries and enjoy dinner at one of more than a dozen restaurants within the area. There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available from off-site parking areas. Visit www.GulfportMA.com. Sunsation Show Chorus: Singin the Blues for You ; Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m., at Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Tickets are $15. Call 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com.St. Petersburg Regrets Only, by Paul Rudnick, May 2-18, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Call 866-1973. Regrets Only is a hilariously intelligent comedy jam-packed with witty one-liners and devilish cattiness. Mixing conservative politics and gay marriage like a well stirred martini in the swank Manhattan home of socialites Jack and Tibby McCullough is funny enough but fueling it with the fabulous fashion designer Hank Hadley ensures no one will know where the party ends up. Broken Lives Illustrated, an art exhibit and film screening, Friday, May 2, 6 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Artwork will be on display with film beginning at 8 p.m. Artist Jake Troyli and filmmaker Nick Brengle will be on hand during the event to talk about their works. Admission is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door to benefit The Studio@620. The film consists of interviews with 12 of St. Petersburgs homeless population, telling their individual stories, juxtaposed with footage of Jake Troyli translating these people into fine art. The purpose of this project was to use art to capture, and immortalize, these individuals in a way that allows their stories to get the attention they deserve. The combination of the uncensored look into the souls of these people, alongside artistic renderings showing them at their most exposed, creates an experience that is at once haunting and inspirational. Visit www.studio620.org or call 895-6620. Broad Comedy: A Tribute to Women Humorists presented by Wordier Than Thou and The Studio@620, Sunday May 4, 7 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. This unique evening is being coordinated by the Wordier Than Thou collective who have been bringing wonderful open mic prose/short story readings to the studio each month. The event will feature more than a dozen Tampa Bay area women reading from funny ladies including Dorothy Parker, Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, Mindy Kaling and more. The event will be hosted by Meredith Myers, the Stand-Up Librarian. Readers will include Sarah Fryett, Julie Garisto, Mitzi Gordon, Tenea D. Johnson, Heather Jones, Lisa Lanser Rose, Jenny Miller, Meredith Myers, Emily Nipps, Tiffany Razzano, Nadine Smith, Gina Vivinetto and Cathy Wos. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Call 895-6620 or visit www.studio620.org. The Clinic Quartet, Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The show will feature atmospheric and improvised jazz with The Clinic, featuring four fine multi-instrumentalists including David Pate, saxophones/woodwinds; Jim Stewart, percussion; Bill Folwell, bass, trumpet and autoharp; and Ella Fredrickson, theremin/amplified cello. The Clinic was founded by David Pate as an avenue to explore different sound-scapes. The music is spontaneously improvised within subtle guidelines allowing for constantly changing textures, timbres and direction. The result is an explosion of musical voices that range from ambient atmospheres to raging free-jazz; always leading the listener (and performers) into uncharted and unexpected musical domains. Admission is $10 per person. Email David Pate at patesax@hotmail.com or visit www.studio620.org.

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Quinn admits that at first glance, Sandy as a character can seem like a boring, prudish personality. However, as Ive gotten to know the character a little bit more, I am very excited because I feel that Sandy is misunderstood, Quinn said. There are aspects of Sandy that I can relate to a lot. As an example, Quinn said she was definitely the purity girl in high school. For that reason, Quinn said, she had a lot of trouble with dating, which Sandy experiences. I can relate to people making fun of Sandys decisions, rather than respecting them, and the rejection that she feels there. While I think most patrons who see Grease might think Sandy is not fun, my goal is to make the audience enjoy and understand her by the end of the show. I just hope young girls dont watch this show and think, oh I just have to give in to peer pressure and change for a guy to like me. According to Quinn, the most enjoyable part of preparing for a production is getting to know the cast and crew and really bond with them. Ive only been in rehearsals a short time and have already made some great friends who I know I want to perform with again someday, Quinn said. In every show I feel I have grown as not only a performer but as a person from being around some amazing individuals. Quinn also said that this production presents unique hurdles. This is one of the most difficult roles Ive been cast as due to the popularity of the show and the role, she said. It is a lot of pressure to play an iconic role and I dont want to disappoint people who come to the show expecting to see a blonde, tiny, Olivia Newton John with an Australian accent. She also acknowledges that most people know the music to Grease perfectly, so getting it just right can be demanding and stressful. No matter the amount of pressure, though, she clearly enjoys the challenge. Theater has always been a part of my life, and I couldnt imagine my life without it even though I chose not to pursue it as my professional career, Quinn said. Quinn currently attends the University of South Florida where she is enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis doctorate program. She also works as an instructor and conducts research at the university. She has combined her love for performing arts with behavior analysis research by conducting a study where she used a teaching tool, which focuses on positive reinforcement and auditory feedback (TAGteach) to train dance instructors to enhance the performance of four young dance students in their classes. Her research is currently pending publication in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. As far as role models in the acting industry go, Quinn points to someone who made similar life decisions. Natalie Portman would be my choice because despite having success in acting, she finished a psychology degree at Harvard University and graduated with honors before really diving into her acting career, Quinn explained. As a full time student, I respect anyone who puts their education first but still makes time to pursue their dreams. Playing opposite her in Grease will be Kyle Hill, starring as Danny. Hill grew up in West Virginia and began acting in high school doing his first musical, Little Shop of Horrors, in the role of Seymour. Shortly after, he moved to the Tampa Bay area and in 2009 he did his first show in Florida as ensemble in Chicago at St. Petersburg City Theatre. Since then, Hill has performed in a variety of productions such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Hairspray at St. Petersburg City Theatre; and Funny Girl, Broadways Best and The Full Monty at Eight OClock Theatre; and Fiddler on the Roof at Francis Wilson Playhouse. Hill first became involved with Eight OClock Theatre in 2010 during the production of The Drowsy Chaperone. James Grenelle, our current director, knew me from a previous production and asked if I would join the cast as ensemble, Hill said. The production ran in May 2011. More recently, Hill appeared in Lost at Sea and La Cage aux Folles at EOT. Hill admitted that he had to have an open mind when approaching the character of Danny. Especially when there is a movie version of the show that is known and loved by many, Hill said. I always try to take characters like this and make them my own. I know I dont want to be John Travolta; however, I do want to stay true to the Danny that is written. In preparing to play the role, Hill had a few revelations about the character. After reading the script for the stage show, I was surprised to find that although Danny plays cool and sly, truly he is insecure, Hill said. So this made me rethink him just a little when trying to become him on stage. Hill said this production has an especially talented group of people committed to bringing it to the stage. According to Hill, the strong cast sets this show apart from other productions. They are all so talented and everyone in this show truly shines in their own way, he said. Hill said he loves working with EOT and he explained his high regard for the troupe. Theres a real sense of family with them and they always welcome new talent with open arms, Hill said. Like Quinn, Hill feels a certain amount of pressure working on any stage show. The most difficult part is the stress to strive to get it right, Hill said. It doesnt matter if I am crew, ensemble, supporting or a lead in a musical. The pressure not to mess up always lingers over me. But its obviously worth it and seeing the finished product is the payoff. The most enjoyable part of preparing for any musical is seeing all the individual pieces you have worked on come together, Hill said. One rehearsal may be music and vocals, one may be choreography and one might be staging and blocking, but you never get to see them all put together like a puzzle until you get closer to the end of the process. That feeling I get when I feel and see it as one cohesive unit will never get old. Rachel Crissman will play Rizzo in EOTs production. Crissman said Rizzo is a complicated character to tackle. She is so sarcastic and tough that it is a challenge to find moments where she can be silly, funny, and even sweet, Crissman said. This is so important so the audience doesnt hate her when she becomes vulnerable in the second act but can actually relate to her and feel for her. Crissman said she has spent a lot of time thinking about what she and Rizzo have in common and what they dont have in common. In preparing for the role, Crissman also thought about what could have happened in her life to make her have so many walls. Crissman also drew from her own experiences to help her understand the character. I also remember the girls I knew in school who were like Rizzo, she said. I used a couple of them in my portrayal. Crissman said that to play any character, she has to know who they are and what makes them who they are. With Rizzo, that meant coming up with a family backstory, childhood memories and drawing from my own personal high school experience, she said. Hopefully, it will all pay off and the audience will learn to love Rizzo as much as I do. Crissman recently appeared in EOTs production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. She gave a solid performance as Miss Dorothy, Millies best friend. Crissman made her debut at EOT with this role, and shes glad to be back on stage with the troupe. The thing I enjoy the most about doing an EOT show is the people, she said. This is my second show with EOT and everyone from the production team, cast and crew is not only so talented and dedicated to excellence but they are also so sweet and encouraging and really make you feel like you are apart of a family. There is nothing better than being able to essentially play around with your friends while volunteering your time for your community. GREASE, from page 1BOpening this week: Garfield returns in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following opening in wide release:The Amazing Spider-Man 2Genre: Action and adventure Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field and B.J. Novak Director: Marc Webb Rated: PG-13 Weve always known that Spider-Mans most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Its great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, theres no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: Only SpiderMan can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The Bachelor WeekendGenre: Comedy Cast: Andrew Scott, Hugh OConor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson, Michael Legge, Andrew Bennet and Amy Huberman Director: John Butler Not rated A bachelor party weekend takes some unexpected detours in this hilarious and heartfelt Irish comedy, about a foppish groom-to-be (Hugh OConor) who reluctantly agrees to go on a camping trip before his nuptials. When his fiances alpha-male brother, nicknamed The Machine, unexpectedly turns up, all concepts of masculinity are challenged and a leisurely weekend in the great outdoors takes a turn for the worse.BelleGenre: Drama and romance Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode Director: Amma Asante Rated: PG Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belles lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicars son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfields role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.Beneath the Harvest SkyGenre: Thriller Cast: Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Zoe Levin, Aidan Gillen, Carla Callo and Sarah Sutherland Director: Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly Not rated Casper (Emory Cohen) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe) have been loyal friends since childhood. Desperate for a way out of their quiet town on the Maine-Canada border, the boys make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road. But when Casper is drawn into drug smuggling with his outlaw father (Aidan Gillen) to pay his share, their friendship is pushed to the brink and adult choices forced on them all too soon. The standout narrative debut from Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set against a layered and authentic portrait of small-town American life.For more movies, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link in the left menu. Photo by NIKO TAVERNISE/COLUMBIA PICTURESJamie Foxx, left, and Andrew Garfield star in Columbia Pictures The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Expires 5-31-14 TBN Visitors will enjoy activities like working with clay, pastels, painting and garden-oriented art projects appropriate for adults and children. Visitors also can stroll through the gardens as artists compete in the plein air, or open-air, juried painting competition. Veteran and budding artists alike are invited to capture the beautiful vistas and scenes along the paths of the Florida Botanical Gardens. There is a $10 fee for each canvas entry. A Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation staff member must stamp each entry. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with painting beginning at 10 a.m. Judging will start at 3 p.m. Best of show is $200, first prize $150, second prize $100 and two merit award winners will receive gift cards from the Florida Botanical Bounty gift shop. New this year, an instrument petting zoo will delight young and old while adding the dimension of music to the theme of the multiple arts. The Florida Orchestra and North Suncoast Associates will provide orchestral instruments for visitors to pluck, pound and play. Children and adults also can participate in a grand finale recital at the end of the session. The Gardens is also dedicating a water-themed metal and glass sculpture to former Foundation president Chuck Scaffidi who conceived the idea of elevating the visitors experience with artwork. The dedication will take place outside the east entrance of the Wedding Garden at 2 p.m. Rain barrels decorated by each of the participating museums and art centers as well as the Florida Botanical Gardens will be available for a donation. Visitors also can participate in a scavenger hunt through the gardens while stopping by each booth. Those who complete the hunt will receive a small souvenir prize donated by the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Visitors will learn about the gardens multiple cultivated and native species during one of the hourly-guided tours. Music, vendors and refreshments for purchase also will be offered. The Florida Botanical Gardens, located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, showcases native tropical plants, hybrid roses, fruit trees, herbs, hibiscus, bromeliads and more. Paths wind through more than 150 acres and connect with Heritage Village and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus. The gardens are open every day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Botanical Bounty gift store is in the Parks and Conservation Resources building. It is open Monday through Friday starting at 10 a.m. On Sunday, May 4, the Botanical Bounty gift shop will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100.Chamber serves up Restaurant Week By TOM GERMONDCLEARWATER Darlene Kole, president of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, put the reason for the popularity of Restaurant Week in terms that are easy to swallow. I think that overall, theres a foodie in every one of us, Kole said April 25. When we hear food, our little ears perk up. The fifth annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week will be held May 12-18, beginning with the Taste Fest on Friday, May 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched at 9 p.m. along the beaches. Taste Fest allows restaurants to showcase their signature cuisine and specialties to thousands of beach guests and local patrons. There will be a premium wine and craft beer village sponsored by Premier Wines. Kole said the beauty of Restaurant Week is that its a success for everyone involved. All the restaurants that are participating are in front of an awesome audience, she said. So they get to introduce something new they are having at their restaurants or theyre reconnecting with long-time customers or introducing new customers to their restaurants. The event gives restaurants the opportunity to promote anything thats new, such as a new location. Its an incredible opportunity for all the participating restaurants to be in front of a really good, qualified audience, she said. Kole said that Clearwater Beach is an anomaly in that other corridors, such as U.S. 19, have great restaurants, but most of them are owned by chains. Here on the beach they are all privately owned restaurants family owned and operated, she said. The event is held in May to give local residents an opportunity to come to Clearwater Beach now that spring break is over, Kole said. Its the end of the tourist season. The weather is perfect, and its just a nice time to come out and experience Clearwater Beach and all the restaurants that make Clearwater Beach just a great destination for dining, Kole said. The Bright House Networks and Lokey Motors stage will feature a concert from local favorites Espree deKor. There is a ticket needed to attend the Clearwater Beach Taste Fest on Clearwater Beach on May 9. Tickets are $25/person. We will ID and apply wrist bands to all attendees. Entrance tickets will be available at the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce office or at the gate during the event. Restaurants will be competing for the best in class in a variety of categories. Diners will have an opportunity to vote on their experience at each restaurant. Each vote will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Each participating restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu priced from $15 to $35. Some restaurants offer a prix fixe menu for lunch at prices of $10 to $15. The menus from participating restaurants will be listed at www.clearwaterbeachrestaurant week.com just before the events May 12 start date. Another important aspect of Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is helping local nonprofit organizations. Thousands of dollars are raised for the Ryan Wells Foundation and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. Ryan Wells was a culinary student who was killed by a drunk driver and his parents established the foundation to provide scholarship money for culinary students. To date more than $430,000 has been raised for the foundation. Participating restaurants are Bob Heilmans Beachcomber, Clearwater Beach; Bobbys Bistro, Clearwater Beach; Caretta on the Gulf/Sandpearl, Clearwater Beach; Clear Sky Beachside Caf, Clearwater Beach; Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro, Clearwater Beach; Cooters Restaurant & Bar, Clearwater Beach; Cork-N-Brew Bistro, Clearwater Beach; Crabby Bills Seafood, Clearwater Beach; Crabbys Bar & Grill, Clearwater Beach; Frenchys Rockaway Grill on the Beach, Clearwater Beach; Frenchys Salt Water Caf, Clearwater Beach; Frenchys South Beach Caf, Clearwater Beach; Grimaldis Pizzeria, Clearwater; Hooters, Clearwater Beach; Island Way Grill, Clearwater Beach; Jimmys Fish House, Clearwater Beach; Pensare Italian Bistro, Dunedin; Pizza Bizzar, Clearwater Beach; Reflections/The Hilton, Clearwater Beach; Rustys Bistro/Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach; Sands Beach Bar & Grill/Wyndham Garden, Clearwater Beach; SHOR American Seafood Grill/Hyat, Clearwater Beach; Shuckers Seafood Grille, Clearwater Beach; Watercolour Grill House/Marriott, Clearwater Beach. DIGGIN, from page 1B Venue Theatre to closePINELLAS PARK Venue Theatre, a staple of local professional training and performances since 1992, is closing its doors at the current location in Pinellas Park on May 26. A recent downturn of events is the cause, said Corinne Broskette in a press release. Broskette is executive director of Venue Theatre. We had planned our first summer season, however an illness in the family of a cast member canceled our first show planned for May. That coupled with a raise in rent and several other issues have made it impossible to continue at Mainlands. Formed in 1992 as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to professional training and performance opportunities for non-Equity professional performers, the closing ends the third incarnation of Venue Theatre. Originally at 624 First Ave. S. in St Petersburg, Venue Theatre moved to Gandy Boulevard in 1999 as a training studio only before relocating again in 2005 to the plaza at Mainlands Boulevard in Pinellas Park. During its 22-year existence, Venue Theatre has produced more than 20 plays by new playwrights, including Gil Perlroth, Joseph Johnson, Donna Tripp, Suzanne Willett, Craig Alpaugh, Jack Spirtos and Fleming Erik Carlson. Venue Theatre also has produced numerous locally written one-act plays. Venue Actors Studio, the training wing, has developed such well-known actors as Mark Consuelos, Brittany Snow, the R Girls, PYT (an all-girl close harmony group from Tampa with Lydia Bell, Lauren Mayhew, Tracy Williams and Ashley Niven), Jessica Howell, Meredith Myers (The Stand-Up Librarian), The Blues Brothers Two, comedian Tony Gaud and many character actors, dancers, singers, filmmakers, playwrights and directors. Venue has risen from the ashes in the past, and this is no indication that it shall not rise again, Broskette said. I shall continue to teach acting, so look for more info in the near future about that part of Venue Theatre. Broskette was trained in acting, directing and teaching by the late Lee Strasberg. There will be a theater sale through May 26 at Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N. Art sceneSunscreen Film Festival plannedST. PETERSBURG The four-day Sunscreen Film Festival will take place at various venues throughout St. Petersburg Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4. This years festival will kick off with the opening night film Confessions of a Womanizer, starring Nicole Bella and John Cena. The festival is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the publics awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. The Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. It has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to an internationally recognized event with an attendance of over 15,000 people in 2012. It was one of only 23 film festivals sponsored by the academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) in 2013 and was named Best Film Fest by Tampa Bay Magazine in 2012. The festival uses multiple venues around St. Petersburg including American Stage, the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, the Palladium and Studio@620. For more information about this years lineup, visit www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com. Dunedin seeks director for concert bandDUNEDIN The city of Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a new band director for the Dunedin Concert Band, an 84piece volunteer orchestra. This is a paid, contractual position. Candidate must be available for Tuesday night rehearsals from September through May. The band director plans, coordinates and implements musical arrangements for concerts and works closely with volunteer musicians to ensure quality community performances. To begin the application process, candidates should submit a rsum and a cover letter stating they are interested in this position and why they feel qualified for it to ckarpp@dunedinfl.net as soon as possible, but no later than May 9. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 812-4531.Morean exhibits set to debutST. PETERSBURG Celebrating both the art of printmaking and clay, the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay will be opening a total of five new exhibitions on May 10, in conjunction with Second Saturday Gallery Walk. The Morean Arts Center, at 719 Central Ave., will host the following exhibits through June 29: From the Classroom to the Studio The Morean has selected seven artists who teach printmaking at Tampa Bay area colleges and universities, highlighting their own artwork and studio practices. Visitors will see new works by Erika Greenberg Schneider (USF St. Pete), Marjorie Greene (SPC), Ina Kaur (UT), Patrick Lindhardt (Ringling), Tracy Midulla Reller (HCC), Bradlee Shanks (USF) and Cat Thompson (Eckerd). Body of Proofs: 20 Years of Collaboration Christopher T. Creyts, owner of Collaborative Art Editions Inc. has worked as a professional printer for many years, including time at Tyler Graphics, ULAE, Graphicstudio and Columbia University. This exhibition features his collaboration with internationally-recognized artists such as Alex Katz, James Rosenquist, Matthew Day Jackson, David Salle, Gary Hume and Frank Stella. Bite, Scratch & Expose: New Printmaking This exhibit will feature 27 artists hailing from 16 states demonstrating the versatility of printmaking in a juried survey of the medium. Visitors will see innovative prints in a wide range of processes and price ranges. Guest juror Christopher T. Creyts will give a brief talk explaining his choices for the exhibition on May 10 at 6 p.m., awarding more than $1,000 in prizes. We are excited to devote our entire gallery space to the printmaking process, something weve never done before, said Amanda Cooper in a press release. Cooper is the curator of exhibitions for the Morean Arts Center. Visitors will be able to see the various processes at different stages in an artists career, from students to professors to master printers who have worked in the medium for 40 years. Were showcasing the works of emerging artists as well as internationally-recognized ones. Were particularly happy to show Chris [Creyts] prints. Its amazing to see what hes doing in his downtown St. Petersburg studio, all under the radar. The opening night reception is free and open to the public Saturday, May 10, 5 to 8 p.m. The Morean Center for Clay will be opening two new shows on May 10 as well. Both exhibitions will be on view through May 30 at the Historic Train Station on 22nd Street South, now a newly combined entity with St. Pete Clay. The exhibits are Flora: New works by Jess Carter and Lasting Impressions: New works by Holly Siggelow. The opening night reception is free and open to the public Saturday, May 10, 5 to 9 p.m.

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This weekend, it will have new competition: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters and this summer will bring even more superheroes to the big screen. And where did all these franchises begin? Comic books, of course. To celebrate the industry that gave birth to todays preoccupation with superheroes and to entice new readers to discover the joy of reading comic books Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated at participating comic book specialty shops across the United States, Canada, and worldwide on Saturday, May 3. On Saturday, May 3, anyone that visits a participating comic shop will receive at least one or more of the designated FCBD comics for free. The Free Comic Book Day committee picked a listing of Gold and Silver sponsors whose comic books include titles that are great for kids and adults. This year marks the biggest FCBD event to date. There will be more than 60 free comics available for new and devoted comics fans to discover, also while exploring what other treasures their local comic shop has to offer. The roster features 60 free comics that include titles for everyones tastes with Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy, DCs The New 52: Futures End, Archie, Spongebob, Teen Titans Go!, The Simpsons, Hello Kitty, Transformers, Sonic and many other titles. For complete descriptions of all 60 FCBD titles, along with four-to-six page previews, visit www.freecomicbookday.com/comics. Comic shops traditionally host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters and other community building activities throughout the day. Every comic shop celebrates FCBD in their own unique way and fans have an opportunity to see their local comic shops personality and thriving community of popculture enthusiasts on display. In Pinellas, the following stores will be celebrating FCBD: Comic World, 1901 West Bay Drive, Unit 9, Largo Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Ave. N., Clearwater Wonder Water Sports Cards & Comics, 29113, U.S. 19 N., Clearwater On the other side of the bay, the following stores will host FCBD events: Demolition Comics, 4149 W. Waters Ave., Tampa Heroes Haven LLC, 4339 Gunn Highway, Tampa Thunder Road Comics, 1743 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa Free Comic Book Day gives new and devoted comic book, entertainment, and pop-culture fans the opportunity to get great titles for free, while participating in fun and interactive comic shop events, said Jason Blanchard, official spokesperson for Free Comic Book Day, in a press release. Comic shops plan their FCBD activities months in advance to give their community the best FCBD experience in order to bring together like-minded fans who love the same stories, TV shows, and movies, while being able to discover new stories that will entertain and enrich their lives. Free Comic Book Day is a great opportunity to reach out to our community here in Pinellas County, to provide both free comic books to all ages, to offer great savings on our comics, both recent new releases and older, collectible back issues, and to promote our favorite cause, which is encouraging others to read, said Patrick Potter, owner of Comic World in Largo. For FCBD, Potter plans several sales and in-store specials. Comic Worlds recent releases selection, featuring comics from Marvel, DC, and other publishers such as IDW, Image and Dark Horse, will all be half price for the entire day, he said. Our incredible main back issue selection, with over 25,000 comics to choose from, will all be $1 each, while the pricier comics in our Goody Bin will be on sale for half price, Potter said. Our collectors sets will be 25 percent off, and our graphic novel selection will be 20 percent off. In addition to sales, Comic World FCBD event will feature some special guests. Douglas Moody of Mjolnir Hammers will be appearing in costume as The Mighty Thor, Potter said. Doug will also have a display of his custommade hammers and other wares, such as shields, for sale. Potter described the custom-made hammers as heavy-duty, with handles boasting real leather. Theyre very impressive, he said. Doug is also carrying top-quality super-hero logo necklaces, including a Mjolnir necklace, Agents of SHIELD, Iron Man, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman (solo), Spider-Man, Robin, Superman/Batman (together), Punisher, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Batman (solo) and Wonder Womans logos, and Doctor Whos TARDIS. These all come on chains that can be worn around the neck. Also taking part in Comic Worlds event will be artist Nigel Williams of Artf1rst. Williams will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Potter has been involved in comic books for most of his life. Hes worked in the industry for 32 years and hes been a storeowner for 22 years. Hes been a fan and collector since 1967. Over that time, Potter has seen many changes. He explained that adults largely quit reading comics in the 1950s, partly due to Fredric Werthams book Seduction of the Innocent which claimed comic books were dangerous to children. The book led to a Congressional inquiry and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Comics Code. Although adults discouraged children from reading comic books in the s and s, their popularity persisted and, slowly, the industry grew. By the 1970s, comic shops began to appear, Potter said. Overstreet Price Guide began publishing guidelines for grading and pricing comics. Those kids from the 1950s were adults by the 1970s, and were bringing their children into the new comic shops. By the time Potter began working at a Pinellas comic book store in 1982, the business attracted people of all ages, from small children to older adults. Comics were cool again, for everyone, he said. But by the mid-1980s, the customer base changed. Diehard fans continued to purchase and read comic books as always but a new faction of buyers saw comic books as an investment. This helped spawn many independent publishers. It also encouraged the promotion of collectors items, limited editions and expanded print runs and titles. The resulting glut in merchandise led to an inevitable crash. Stores closed. Marvel Comics, in 1996, declared bankruptcy. The comic industry would struggle to climb back up, because by the 1990s, the focus by publishers was to come out with comics for the growing adult population the kids of the 1960s and s, Potter said. Comics aimed at children became a smaller product line and focus by the main publishers. Over the years, this adult market hasnt waned as much as the kids market has, Potter explained. I believe the movies and TV shows like Arrow have gone a long way to bringing more adults back into comics again, he said. Theres always going to be a contingent of people out there buying comics for investment, just as there are some today who buy them to flip immediately. Meanwhile, over at Emerald City Comics, owner Neil Johnson is preparing for FCBD activities at his new location. Emerald City Comics closed its former stores in Seminole and Clearwater and relocated to a larger building in October 2013. The new store is winning praise from longtime patrons. We are so happy that most of our regular guests have made the trip out to the new place, Johnson said. Everyone who comes by is amazed by the size of the new store. We are also seeing a lot of new guests who have found us at this location, which is more central to the Tampa Bay area. On FCBD, Emerald City Comics will be offering plenty of incentives to get people in the door. In addition to the FCBD comics every guest will get a choice of any three comics from the FCBD assortment well have different sale categories on Saturday and Sunday, which will be our Day After Free Comic Book Day Sale, Johnson said. The categories and the discounts will be announced just before the weekend. Visitors will have a chance to meet a superhero. Spider-Man will be here, too, Johnson said. He will be available from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Johnson is thrilled with the recent upswing in the popularity of comic books and superheroes. Weve seen geek culture explode into widespread acceptance and a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry, he said. Ive always loved running a business where Im surrounded by the stuff Ive liked since I was a child. Both Johnson and Potter see Free Comic Book Day as a boon to the industry. Free Comic Book Day is a great outreach tool to share our love of reading comic books with a new wave of readers every year, Johnson said. We see a lot of new faces at each event. It seems to me that Free Comic Book Day has raised the awareness of comics within the general public, and has surely helped bring children back into the fold again, Potter said. I see a lot of faces come through each year on FCBD. Some of them only come by on that day. But others have become repeat customers, so we hope that this year, well see more people come through, and hopefully more of them will come back for new comics or to shop our back issues. For Potter, one of the perks of being a comic book storeowner is meeting people with similar interests, so he looks forward to seeing new patrons at this years FCBD. I enjoy meeting new people, certainly, and everyone has a story to tell, especially the older folks who lived through far more than I have, Potter said. He loves the comic books, too not just reading them, but processing them to put on the shelves. I really and truly enjoy the process of going through these boxes of comics, grading and pricing them, seeing what treasures there are in this collection or that, and then seeing the faces light up on the people who finally find the comic book that theyve been looking for to fill in a blank spot in their collection, or to see some child walk out happy with a couple of comics in their hands. Thats what its all about at the end of the day: Seeing people find what theyre looking for and leaving happy. For more information about Free Comic Book Day, visit www.freecomicbookday.com. Images courtesy of DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS INC./ FREE COMIC BOOK DAY INC.Above, Archie Digest, Issue 1, from Archie Comic Publications, is on the roster for this years Free Comic Book Day event, set for May 3. At right, The New 52: Futures End, from DC, also is on the roster for the event.

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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 050114 SATURDAY ONLY, Housekeeper At An Indian Shores Beach Resort. 2BR/2BA Condos. Experience a plus but not necessary. Please Call (727)595-3751 WANTED: Flexible Experienced Full-Time 2s And 3s Teacher For A Local Christian Preschool. Candidate Must Have Completed 40 Clock Hours, CDA, First Aid & CPR Training. Call (727)223-5907. Submit Resume To: MontessoriSylvanAbbey@gmail.com FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPING INSPECTOR, SOME CLEANING, Needed For Large Beach Property Management Company. Saturdays Required. Must Have Reliable Car & Be A Nonsmoker. Great Benefits! Apply In Person At 409 1st Street, IRB, Between 9am-5pm. CIVIL/ STRUCTURAL ENGINEER (CSE-PP) Tampa, FL. Responsible For The Adequacy of Calculations, Engineering Drawings and Specifications And For Compliance With Agreed Scope, Schedule and Budget For Their Portion of a Project. Bachelors or Equivalent + 5 Years Related Progressive Experience or Masters + 3 Years Experience. Mail Resume To PegasusTSI, Attn: Mary Arnold, 5310 Cypress Center Drive, Tampa, FL 33609. Must Reference Job Title & Code. SENIOR PIPING ENGINEER (SPE-PL) Tampa, FL. Assists In Conducting The Required Tasks To Assist In The Piping Scope of Projects. Perform Visual/ Manual Calculations of Piping System Stress Analysis. Bachelors or Equivalent + 5 Years Related Progressive Experience. Mail Resume To PegasusTSI, Attn: Mary Arnold, 5310 Cypress Center Drive, Tampa, FL 33609. Must Reference Job Title & Code. FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST Immediate Position Available For Busy Real Estate Beach Office In Southern Pinellas County Is Accepting Resumes For Qualified Individuals. Responsible For Answering Phones, Greet & Announce Customers & Clients, Perform General Administrative Tasks In Accordance With Established Procedures. Energetic, Dependable & A Can-Do Attitude Is A MUST! Real Estate Experience Required. Send Resume To: BeachReceptionist@gmail.com 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

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Classieds 7B Leader, May 1, 2014 Part Time Caregiver(s) Needed To Assist Elderly Woman In Home. CNA Experience Preferred. 2PM-8PM Mon-Fri, 8AM-8PM Sat-Sun, 8PM-8AM Saturday Overnight. (727)517-1760 515. Hospitality HelpEXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER Hospitality Experience Required. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Email Resume To Jamie.Radford@Hilton.com Or Fax (727)367-7123. CONTROLLER Hotel/ Hospitality Experience Required. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Email Resume To Jamie.Radford@Hilton.com or Fax (727)367-7123. PART-TIME & FULL-TIME POSITIONS Host/ Hostess, Food Servers For High Volume Tiki Bar. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. 522. Careers 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. 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We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 Public Auction Deli Club Enterprises of Florida D/B/A Jasons Deli Restaurant EquipmentTuesday, May 6th at 10am11921 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 12Tampa, FL 33618 Completely Equipped: Salad Bar, Drink Counter, Serving Counter, Refrigerated Prep Tables, S/S Shelves. Ice Cream Machine, Reach-in Coolers, Conveyor Ovens, Ice Machine, Single & Double Sided Booths, Dining Tables, Padded Chairs, Assorted Dcor, Commercial Appliances & more! Preview: Day of sale 9am 18%BP (3% cash discount), $100 ref. cash dep. (800)840-BIDS Subj. to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin 050114 WHIRLPOOL WASHER & DRYER Barely Used, 2 Years Old, $450. (727)330-6751. 640. FurnitureDINING ROOM SET Light Oak, Table with 2/Leaves, Mirrored China with Glass Shelves, 6 Upholstered Chairs, Barely Used, Very Nice, $549. (727)398-3916. 660. 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TEXTURING QUALITY GUARANTEED SENIOR DISCOUNT(727)458-3650#C-8626 052412 MICHAEL D. BAUM PAINTING Interior/ Exterior, Commercial/ Residential, Power-Washing. Licensed/ Insured, Free Estimates. (727)800-6576. Lic#C-10929. Pest ControlMEAN GREEN PEST CONTROL Same Day Service Or Its Free! Indoor and Outdoor Service. (727)999-1155 Plaster & StuccoTURNER WALL & CEILING, INC. Wall & Ceiling Repairs. Water Damage, A/C Holes, Plastering, Drywall Repairs And Texturing. #C-5129 (727)391-3569. ANDYS STUCCO & Plastering. Small Plaster/ Stucco Jobs. Patch Work. Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free Estimates. (727)524-8140, (727)434-4386. PlumbingSmall Job Plumbing Specialist Sewer & Drain CleaningI-CFC1427888. Low Rates.Don-Charles(727)522-2508 PLUMBING REPAIRS R-US, INC. Repairs & Irrigation. Owner Operated. Low Rates. Free Estimates. 10% OFF W/AD! CFC-1428533. Insured. Visa/MC. (727)487-3645. ANYTIME PLUMBING All Plumbing Repairs, Re-Pipes & Drain Cleaning. No Job Too Small! 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Call Manny (727)415-7188 POOL REMODEL, REMARCITE And Repairs. Paver Sealing, Salt Machines, Heaters. LIC# RP0066869 (727)821-4228 SPARKLING POOL SERVICE Dependable Quality Service. 25 Years Experience. Competitive Monthly Rates. Owner Operated. (727)409-0307. Pressure CleaningA XTREME Pressure Cleaning Lic/Ins. We Clean Anything!!! Big/ Small Jobs, LOW PRICES! Free Estimates. (727)585-2886. DONS OUTSIDE HOME CARE 10% Senior Discounts, Roofs, Homes, Pool Enclosures, Drive & Walkways. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates. (727)364-6043. WE CLEAN EVERYTHING FROM Top To Bottom! Residential & Commercial. Licensed. Insured. (727)776-0888 RiteWayPressureCleaning.com TOM DOOLEY PLUMBING$15 OFF FIRST JOB Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Faucets, Toilets, Disposals, Water Heaters. Free Phone Estimates. Lic. #CFC021498(727)397-8767022014

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050114FREE LECTURESAT., MAY 10TH 10:30 A.M. TO 12:00 P .M. 10B Entertainment Leader, May 1, 2014 041714 Music scene Big Guava Music Festival set; Blues Brothers to play Taste of Pinellas By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. The Big Guava Music Festival will run Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Single-day tickets and three-day passes are available. For information, call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Hours for Big Guava are Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Big Guava is a three-day music festival showcasing musical acts, craft beers, food trucks and thrill rides. Utilizing the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, there will be four stages with 40 bands situated around the Midway, which offers unlimited free rides all day. Fridays lineup will include performances by Outkast, Cake, Sleigh Bells, Twenty One Pilots, Jake Miller, Smallpools, Nonono, Vic Mensa, Unlikely Candidates and Betty Who. Saturday will feature Vampire Weekend, Slightly Stoopid, Tegan and Sara, Haim, Jason Bonhams Led Zeppelin Experience, Blue October, Band of Skulls, American Authors, Hoodie Allen, Bear Hands, Kitten, Jacuzzi Boys, Terraplane Sun, Civil Twilight, Hunter Hunted and Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. On Sunday, the lineup will feature Foster the People, Girl Talk, Violent Femmes, Grouplove, Walk the Moon, Earl Sweatshirt, MS MR, Chance the Rapper, Timeflies, ZZ Ward, St. Lucia, Morning Parade, Magic Man, Gringo Star and Fly Union. Taste of Pinellas 2014 will bring an updated combination of local food, celebrity headliners, phenomenal music and family fun to an all-new venue. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, in downtown St. Petersburgs beautiful Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg. General admission tickets are $22.50 per person in advance or $25 at the gate. Children 11 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will benefit All Childrens Hospital. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to some of Tampa Bays top regional bands, the 2014 musical headliners will feature Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers and Loverboy on Friday; and the Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi as well as KC & the Sunshine Band on Saturday. Produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc., the 2014 festival will also feature a selection of the areas favorite restaurants serving tastes of their most sought-after dishes and signature creations. There also will be fireworks, a free Family Fun Zone at the Mahaffey Plaza and other family-friendly activities. The 33rd annual WMNF Tropical Heatwave will be Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. Weekend pass wristbands cost $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Call 813-238-8001 or visit www.wmnf.org/heatwave. Tropical Heatwave has become an annual rite of hits to Tampa. From Puerto Rico, multi-platinum recording artist Don Omar continues to produce hit after hit with his albums including The Last Don, which earned him Latin Pop Album of the Year and Latin Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2003; King of Kings, which debuted at No. 1 on the Latin sales charts; and most recently, Don Omar Presents MTO2: The New Generation, which won him Best Urban Music Album at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards. Prince Royce, of Dominican descent, will entertain fans at Fiesta Mxima with his ability to combine romantic words with the rhythm of bachata. Through his collaborations with artists such as Man, Daddy Yankee, Thala, and others, Royce has earned nominations and awards at the most prestigious of award shows, including The Latin Grammy Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro, MTV Video Music Awards, Premios Juventud, and Billboards Latin Music Awards. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Capitol Theatre The Mavericks, Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. Amy Grant, Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Zucchero, Sunday, May 4, 7 p.m. The Fab Four, Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m. Ana Popovic, Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Lucinda Williams, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Hard Rock Caf Tampa REO Speedwagon, Sunday, May 25, 9 p.m. Hard Rock Caf Tampa is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Call 813-627-6649 or visit www.seminole hardrocktampa.com.Jannus Live Dropkick Murphys, Monday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. The Wanted, Sunday, May 11, 7 p.m. Old Crow Medicine Show, Friday, May 23, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Largo Cultural Center The Winery Dogs, Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 Adrenaline Mob, Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m. Houndmouth, Tuesday, May 6, 8 p.m. Rising Appalachia, Thursday, May 8, 8 p.m. Wolf Gang, Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: The Music of the Eagles; Friday, May 9, 8 p.m. Gipsy Kings, Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Pathetique; Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Beethovens Symphony No. 5; Thursday, May 22, 11 a.m. The Florida Orchestra: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade; Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Morrissey, Friday, May 30, 8:15 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Ravels Daphnis et Chloe; Saturday, May 31, 8 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 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Big Guava Festival Day 1, Friday, May 2, 4 p.m. Big Guava Festival Day 2, Saturday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. Big Guava Festival Day 3, Sunday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. Lady Antebellum, Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. Zac Brown Band, Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Rhapsody on Fifth featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m. Stolen Idols, Sunday, May 18, 7 p.m. Lisa Casalino, Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. Les Sabler, Friday, May 23, 8 p.m. Lauren Mitchell Band, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor Toadies, Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. Kid Ink, Wednesday, May 21, 9 p.m. Neon Trees, Wednesday, May 28, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Brit Floyd, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. The Doobie Brothers, Sunday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. Gladys Knight, Thursday, May 15, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Pathetique; Sunday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder; Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade; Sunday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Caroline Kole, Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. The Mud Flappers, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. T-Bird and the Breaks, Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m. Legendary JCs, Friday, May 9, 8 p.m. Cigar City Blues Band, Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. Red Elvises, Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Heavy Pets, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skippers smokehouse.com.State Theatre M. Ward, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Dick Dale, Friday, May 2, 7 p.m. Christina Perri, Saturday, May 3, 9 p.m. You Me At Six, Friday, May 9, 7 p.m. Team Cybergeist, Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m. The Aquabats, Friday, May 16, 6 p.m. Ingrid Michaelson, Sunday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Uh Huh Her, Sunday, May 25, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit www.statetheatre concerts.com. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Sunday, May 4, 6 p.m. Il Divo, Friday, May 9, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Pathetique; Friday, May 16, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The Florida Orchestra: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade; Friday, May 23, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The Florida Orchestra: Ravels Daphnis et Chloe; Friday, May 30, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.Tampa Bay Times Forum R. Kelly and Tamar Braxton, Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampa baytimesforum.com.USF Sun Dome Fiesta Maxima featuring Don Omar and Prince Royce, Saturday, May 17, 8:30 p.m. The Sun Dome is on the USF Tampa Campus at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-974-3004.For more music and concert information, visit TBN weekly.com. Photo by DANNY CLINCH/SHOREFIRE MEDIA Photo courtesy of UNION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC. Above, the Winery Dogs play May 15 at Largo Cultural Center. At right, Bruce Springsteen plays Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre May 1.spring for fans of eclectic music. This year, the festival layout is changing: The old courtyards at The Cuban Club and El Pasaje Plaza have been replaced with one big courtyard the Cuban Club main stage. The main stage will showcase top bands on both nights. The festival will kick off Friday evening with three stages in and around the Cuban Club and New World Brewery. On Saturday, the festival will spread from the Cuban Club area to include new venues on or near Ybor Citys main drag, Seventh Avenue. These new venues include Crowbar, Carmines Courtyard, the Market on 7th, and the Orpheum. The festival will include performances by artists such as Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots, Hayes Carll, The Hold Steady, Katchafire, Joseph Arthur, Beartoe, Chris and Willie, Bright Light, Social Hour, David Mayfield Parade, Black Taxi, The Main Squeeze, Elephant Stone, Afeefa and The Boy, WAHH World Fusion Band, Mighty, Good, & Strong Band, The Tattered Saints, Big Blu House, Sol Caribe, Rocket 88, Amandla Tunesmith, Dropin Pickup, The Applebutter Express and many more. Bud Select will present the 97X BBQ featuring Bastille, The 1975 and Sleeper Agent on Saturday, May 17, at Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Gates will open at 11 a.m. The 97X BBQ is a free show with tickets available at Ticket Drop locations. For information on Ticket Drops, visit www.97xonline.com/s/2014-bbq. General admission tickets also may be purchased. Cost is $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. Fiesta Maxima featuring Don Omar and Prince Royce will take place Saturday, May 17, 8:30 p.m., at the Sun Dome, on the USF Tampa Campus, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets start at $24.25. Call 813-974-3004. In its third year running, Fiesta Mxima will showcase Latin superstars Don Omar and Prince Royce as they join forces to bring their greatest



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County, PSTA hash out agreementInterlocal agreement would govern revenue from proposed transit tax By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority are making progress toward a final interlocal agreement to govern distribution of revenue from a 1 percent Transit Surtax. Officials want an agreement in place prior to the Nov. 4 referendum on the proposed Greenlight Pinellas plan. If voters approve use of a 1 percent transit tax in place of the current funding method of ad valorem taxes, the increased revenue would fund improvements to public transportation systems, including bus service and a future light-rail system. During an April 22 work session, County Attorney Jim Bennett said a number of high-level discussions had taken place to work on the interlocal. But, were still in the drafting stage, he said. Bennett explained that part of the challenge was creating a document that would last for the long term. The question is how much detail can be contemplated years in advance not knowing what the future will bring, he said. In addition, there is the balancing act between board oversight of PSTA without micromanaging and coming to terms on the countys reimbursement for cost of infrastructure changes. The tax has no duration unlike Penny for Pinellas, Bennett said. The project, especially rail, is very ambitious. It has many moving parts. He said to diffuse the possibility of micromanaging the agreement would contain insertion points for the county to become involved if things dont go as planned. Attorney Steve Miller, who is one of several working on the interlocal, explained a bullet-point list of items LARGOUniversity adopts nature preserveThe Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park received special attention on Earth Day as Everest University-Largo gave its adopted park a cleanup. ... Page 3A.POLICE BEATTwo accused of stealing $500,000Detectives with the Largo Police Department investigated the theft of more than $500,000 in cigarettes and cash from Dosal Tobacco Corporations distribution center in Largo, resulting in charges against two former employees within the last month. ... Page 5A.SCHOOLSFinal homecoming planned for LHSThe alumni of Largo High School are invited to the schools Final Homecoming Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13, 5 to 8 p.m., at 410 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. ... Page 16A.Celebrate May Day! Join the Largo Community Center for a Picnic in the Park today, noon to 2 p.m. ... Page 3A. Also, Largo High School performs the musical The Wizard of Oz May 2-3 ... 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He cant read anymore and some of his memories of World War II are fuzzy. But he remembers traveling with his unit to help rout Japanese forces out of the Aleutian Islands. He remembers when they joined Pattons Third Army in Europe and began a campaign through France, Germany and Austria. We were fighting almost every day wherever we went, he said. We never had a peaceful day. And he remembers Harvey, who moved from the fourth to the second floor of Pinecrest after his By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The two men living on the second floor of Pinecrest Place go way back. In April 1945, Arthur Butler, part of the 30th Field Hospital of the U.S. Army, cut a hole in the fence of a prison camp in Bavaria, Germany. One of those freed was Bill Harvey, a bombardier who had been captured after his B-24 bomber had crashed during a mission in Italy. The two men saw each other Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, Bill Harvey, left, and Arthur Butler met only briefly during World War II, as Butlers unit was liberating the prison camp where Harvey was held captive. Now they live on the same floor at Pinecrest Place in Largo. At left, a replica of a bomber sits with photographs of Harveys crew most of whom died when the B-24 bomber crashed after a campaign in Italy and his late wife. wife suffered a second stroke. The World War II veterans have since become friends, but its still a wonder to both that they live in the same place in Florida, so far from both of their hometowns and far from the war zone where they first met. Of all things, we both end up in this place, Butler said. It was funny, because we only met for a short period of time, Harvey added. It wasnt until they beganIn 1945, Arthur Butler cut a hole in the fence of a World War II prison camp, freeing Bill Harvey. Decades later, the veterans unexpectedly reunited in Largo.only for a few minutes that day, in passing. For Harvey, who weighed only 118 pounds after almost a year as a prisoner of war, it was a momentous occasion. But Butlers unit moved on quickly, headed to Austria to attend to even more freed prisoners.Health campus debate reset By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners listened carefully to the latest information about the Bayside Health Campus during an April 22 work session. The topic has become somewhat contentious, as commissioners grew weary of requests for information with no results. A discussion at an April 15 meeting, which began with the firing of the county administrator, ended in commissioners requesting that the project be put on hold essentially halting work by the design firm. Commissioners passed the reins to assistant County Administrator Mark Woodard April 22, appointing him interim administrator. Woodard assured the commission that he would get answers to commissioners questions as soon as possible. The April 22 work session agenda included a report on the Bayside Health Campus grant timeline and the history behind the project from Lynda Leedy, deputy director of Health and Community Services. Leedy started at the beginning, when approval was given to staff to apply for a Health Resources and Services Administration grant in November 2011. In May of 2012, Health and Human Services awarded the Look for thewho wins. READERS CHOICETo cast your ballot, see page 5B.VIEWPOINTSThomas MichalskiDont give police extra money to write traffic citations. Page 13A. Photos by JIM LAYFIELDAt left, William Barrett, 10, of Tampa rides the zipline at the Play Unplugged event in Largo Central Park April 26. The zipline was installed and operated by the West Central Florida Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America. Above, Jayshan Shahul, 4, of Indian Rocks Beach, plays in the bubble machine. Below, James Bender, 9, left, and his brother Owen, 8, of Pinellas Park race pine wood derby cars which they built and painted at the event down the track managed by Jeremy Craig, den leader of Cub Scout Pack 412. See NEIGHBORS, page 4A See CAMPUS, page 4A See AGREEMENT, page 4A

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Ratings and insurance do not remove market risk since they do not guarantee the market value of the bond. 2012 Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-MFI-0035_mtf_rja GD/RW 7/10 050114SBLB Everest University shows some Earth Day loveLARGO The Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park received special attention on Earth Day as Everest University-Largo gave its adopted park a cleanup. On April 22, students, faculty and staff grabbed rubber gloves and garbage bags for three hours of trash pickup at the park, situated at 150 Highland Ave. SE. We adopted the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve two years ago as a way to give back, said Todd Emmons, coordinator of the regular park cleanup and massage therapy instructor at Everest University-Largo. Part of the soft skills we teach at Everest is the importance of volunteering and doing something good for the community where we live. The Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department erected a plaque to Everest for its dedication in keeping the Nature Preserve clean. Everest works closely with Greg Wright, parks supervisor, to help rid the park of pollution. Its 31 acres are home to more than 130 species of birds. The American alligator, otters, the red fox, wild turkeys, marsh rabbits and bats all feed or live in the park. Much of the garbage accumulates in the Nature Preserves marshlands, where it is carried by surface water runoff. Studies show that volunteering provides physical and mental rewards, including mood lifts and stress relief. It brings people together, promotes personal growth and helps students better understand the makeup of the community where they live. Most importantly, students who have low self-esteem gain a new perspective. They learn their value by seeing they are needed and that every person counts. Everest Universitys Largo campus is at 1199 E. Bay Drive, Largo. For more information, visit www.everest.edu.Photos courtesy of EVEREST UNIVERSITYAt left, Everest University-Largo has adopted the Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park and committed to keeping the diverse ecosystem clean. Taking part in the cleanup are, front row, from left, Georgette Hodson, Ashley Ruch and Kevin Smiley; back row, Tam Nguyen, Stephanie Fay, Tracey Elkins, Todd Emmons, Casey Bachelder and Allyssa Weiss. Above left, Everest Universitys Larry Granberry fishes trash out of the water at the Nature Preserve at Largo Central Park during a cleanup April 22. Above, Taylor Patton and Megan Austin bag trash during the cleanup. City sponsors online storm workshop LARGO The city of Largo is sponsoring the Internet-based BRACE for the Storm Workshop for homeowners Tuesday, May 6. The online workshop will teach participants how to prepare their home for the next hurricane and other disasters that threaten Florida residents. The format allows residents to participate from the comfort of their home or as within a group gathering. During the two-hour workshop, participants will gain a stronger understanding of how to undertake one or more mitigation projects on their homes to strengthen it against Floridas next disaster. The workshop also will explain the importance of preparing homes against the damage caused by a flood, wildfire and other disaster. For six months each year, the threat from hurricanes are a natural fact of life for all who call Largo home, said Carol Stricklin, director of citys Community Development Department. As we ask residents to prepare themselves and their families for the next hurricane, it is also important for homeowners to make their home safer from the next hurricane by understanding what they can do to mitigate storm damage. We encourage all local homeowners to participate in the up-coming BRACE for the Storm Workshop. Workshop participants also will learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowners insurance premium. To register or for more information, visit BeReadyFlorida.org/workshops and select the city of Largo. This week in LargoJoin a May Day picnicLARGO The Largo Community Center will host a Picnic in the Park, Thursday, May 1, noon to 2 p.m., at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Celebrate May Day with an old-fashioned picnic under the oaks. The cost is $5. For more information, call 518-3131.Relay for Life returnsLARGO The Largo Relay for Life teams will camp out in Largo Central Park to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer Friday, May 2, 6 p.m. until Saturday, May 3, 6 a.m., at 101 Central Park Drive. Relay for Life is an overnight event packed with activities and entertainment. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds for cancer prevention and treatment. For more information, call Rachel at 919-539-5771.The mayor hosts golf fundraiserLARGO The city of Largo will hold its 16th annual Mayors Golf Tournament, this year with the inaugural Mayors FootGolf Tournament Saturday, May 3, 8 a.m., at Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. Proceeds from these tournaments support youth summer camp scholarships for the children of Largo. The cost is $45 for golf and $35 for FootGolf or $60 for both. The golf tournament will be a scramble with two-person teams and will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The format of the FootGolf Tournament will be play your own ball with two-person teams and will have a 1 p.m. start. Call 518-3024.Create at the librarys crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books with Crafter Dark at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing of the library, 120 Central Park Drive. Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. On May 7, construct a simple chainmail bracelet, perhaps for Mothers Day. No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715. Visit three open houses May 17LARGO The Largo Recreation Parks and Art Department will host open houses Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, the Largo Community Center and Southwest Recreation Complex. Visit one facility or all three to tour the recreation centers, participate in class demonstrations, meet with instructors and more. The Highland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. The Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road, and Southwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. For as little at $10 a year, recreation members have access to all recreation facilities and discounted programming. 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4A Largo Leader, May 1, 2014comparing their memories of the war that they realized how they knew each other. Both had joined the U.S. Army in December 1941, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Butler, who was 18 and living in New York City, went with his three brothers to enlist. He remembered that the line of volunteers wrapped around the block three times. Harvey was 17. After a series of exams, he went to flight school and then headed to North Africa with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was the bombardier on a B-24 bomber called the Maiden U.S.A. Before its last fateful flight, the bomber flew in 11 missions, beginning with a strike on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania, in April 5, 1944. On April 25 of that year, the bomber flew over Varese, Italy and encountered German fighter aircraft called Messerschmitt Bf 109s. Our airplane got hit first by 109s. They shot us up so we couldnt maintain altitude, Harvey explained. Things turned from bad to worse as they tried to retreat and ran into more fighter aircraft, Focke-Wulf Fw 190s. Six of Harveys fellow crewmembers were killed in the ensuing crash. Harvey survived but was wounded. He initially evaded detection until two Italians turned him in to their police. They were great; they fed me fine, Harvey said. But then they turned me over to the Gestapo, and everything went downhill from there. The Nazi secret police questioned him and held him in solitary confinement at a prison in Italy before shipping him to Stalag Luft III in Poland. When the Russians invaded in February 1945, he was marched to the prison camp in Bavaria. By that time, Butlers unit had made it into Germany. We were attacking the camp because we heard that there were fellow Americans in it, Butler recalled. Harvey heard the battle commotion and went to investigate. And this gentleman happened to come up to the fence and cut a hole in it, he said, looking to Butler. I went out in the hole in the fence. The Germans holding the camp were on their way out anyway, Butler explained. They all ran away, he said. Harvey immediately was drawn to the mess kitchen of the liberating forces. He tagged along behind Butlers unit, riding in a captured German car as they headed into Austria, until an officer found and directed him to where they were flying prisoners of war out for treatment in a hospital camp in France. After the war, Butler was discharged with the rank of company sergeant and returned to his wife, Violet, to whom he was married for sixty years and one day, until her death in 1999, he said. They had two sons. Butler went to work in the construction industry on Long Island, New York. He moved to Florida to work for a different company as its general foreman until his retirement. Harvey, discharged as a second lieutenant, went to work for an electronics company in Philadelphia. On Aug. 5, 1950, he was recalled to serve and flew 52 missions as a bombardier in the Korean War. Figuring he had the time in already, he accepted a regular commission in the Air Force. He retired in 1964. He became the associate dean of college of public communications at Boston University. He and his wife, Jeanette, would come down to Florida during spring break, staying at a house they bought in Largo. When he retired from the university, the couple moved down to Florida permanently. Both men are widowers now and use a walker to get around. But Harvey is still thankful to Butler and his unit for saving him before he Photo courtesy of BILL HARVEYBill Harvey, in the back row, second from the right, is pictured with the combat crew of the Maiden U.S.A., a B-24 bomber that went down during a mission over Varese, Italy. Six members of the crew were killed in the crash. Harvey survived but was wounded and, along with three others, was taken as a prisoner of war.county a $5 million HRSA capital grant. The plan was to build a clinic to serve the countys indigent population and supplement care provided by the Mobile Medical Unit. According to Leedys report, 45 percent of clients served by the countys health program are homeless. Homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. In tandem with the MMU, Bayside Health Campus would provide a necessary component of a comprehensive system of care that focuses on integrated access, stability and sustainable outcomes, she wrote. The MMU averages about 18 clinic days a month. It has two treatment rooms and can see about 20 to 30 clients a day. Clients often dont seek services due to lines and wait times at some locations, she said. Capacity is limited. Equipment also is a challenge. There is no access to an X-ray machine. Further, the unpredictable nature of the MMU service downtime can exacerbate access without the development of extended service options for the homeless population, Leedy wrote in her report. From September 2013 through February 2014, the MMU was out of service for 37 days due to repairs, maintenance of specialized staffing. In 2013, the MMU served 1,260 unique patients in a variety of locations, including Safe Harbor, Pinellas Hope and Salvation Army. Patients receive treatment for longand short-term illnesses. They receive laboratory services, physicals, pregnancy testing and prescription medicine assistance. Referrals are provided for dental, mental health, substance abuse and other health concerns. Bayside Health Campus would allow more capacity to provide specialty care targeted to the unique needs of the homeless. Staff estimates more than 3,700 clients a year could be served by Bayside in combination with the MMU. In addition to health care, the Bayside Health Campus would provide access to services for housing, employment and education. People could get help registering for benefits and receive behavioral health care. They would have access to case management, computers, showers, clothing and other wrap around services, Leedy said. The facility would be child-friendly. Another important service would be respite care to provide a bridge for homeless released from the hospital a savings to the county and local hospitals. With a vision of collaboration and integrated services, the intent of the project is to provide a location for services to come together under a single roof to address various barriers to stability for families and individuals, Leedy said. While the grant money will pay for construction of the facility, commissioners are concerned about ongoing costs of operation and maintenance. They are counting on assistance from organizations that already cater to the homeless population. County staff met with community partners, the stakeholders in the care for the countys homeless population from June to September 2012. In October of that year, the commission was presented with staffs plan. On May 8, 2013, a request for proposals for the design build contract was issued. Commissioners approved, 4-3, a contract with Creative Contractors on Aug. 20, 2013. On Feb. 25, 2014, the commission approved a final contract with Creative Contractors. On March 28 of the current year, a land use application was submitted. A workshop on indigent care and Bayside Health Campus was scheduled on April 8. A planning review hearing took place April 14, followed by the April 22 work session. A Bayside Advisory Group meeting was scheduled for the week of April 28. The tentative schedule calls for a May 12 meeting between an expanded group of stakeholders, followed by a June 2 presentation of design and development estimates to the commission. If everything goes according to plan, the design build work should be completed sometime between June and November. Staff plans to present a construction contract to the commission in December. Groundbreaking for the new health campus is scheduled in January 2015. The HRSA grant expires in April months ahead of an expected completion date of December 2015. Staff plans to request an extension. To date, $26,088 has been invoiced by Creative Contractors and another $20,000 in estimated billable hours is owed to the countys Real Estate department. The total cost of the design build contract is $378,725. Staff asked the commission April 22 for permission to spend an additional $14,500 to allow Creative Contractors to complete programming activities, which would include diagrams of rooms, space and facility size, incorporating input from stakeholders, to come up with facility layouts. Leedy estimates that it would take about three weeks for Creative Contractors to complete the work, allowing staff to present a better look at activities that could be offered at Bayside. But everything rests on the willingness of partners to equip and provide services at Bayside something that may no longer be possible due to a breakdown in communication. Leedy is confident she can fix relations and get the project back on track. Woodard and Seel support her. But, the commission is reluctant to obligate the county for any additional costs until a grant extension is certain. Leedy said she has been told, in most cases, an extension is granted; however, she said it might be too early to ask. She also said discussions have to take place to right size the building. Over-zealous planning resulted in a facility that is not affordable. Our eyes were bigger than our stomach, Leedy said. We need more space than we have budget. The new plan is to look at how much space can be built within budget and then figure out what services can be offered. The $14,500 to Creative Contractors would complete a feasibility study using new parameters. The grant would pay for a building of 16,500 square feet. A previous needs-based plan called for a structure of 25,000 square feet. In addition, one of the countys partners is concerned that a possible application for a change in status for Medicaid billing could place the two organizations in competition. Staff doubts the possibility of competition, as providers currently cannot serve everyone who needs medical help. A change in Medicaid status would allow the county to bill the government at a higher rate. However, the change is not required to operate Bayside. I have a lot of reservations, Commissioner Norm Roche said. If we cant have an extension, it would put the county in a cautious situation with funding. He asked what would happen if no extension was granted. Would the county eat the money? It is time to put the horse back in front of the cart. If there can be no extension, this is all mute, he said. I had a lot of concerns a year ago, Commissioner Janet Long said. I understand deadlines and the federal grant, but the questions must be answered before we can move forward. Leedy said she would do her best to get all the answers before June 3. I understand your frustration and before we proceed we will get the answers, Woodard added. The commission OKd the spending of an additional $14,500, but made it clear it wanted the answer to three questions probability of an extension, proper size for the building, and agreement on the roles and responsibilities of community partners by June 3. It is time to hit the reset button and have a full vetting, Seel said. She said reading correspondence between Health and Community Services staff and the partners showed a lot of back and forth but no phone calls. We need to find a level of comfort and proceed with collaborative efforts, she said. The cause and mission is still valid, Roche agreed. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERLynda Leedy, deputy director of Health and Community Services, presents Pinellas County Commissioners with a report April 22, detailing the latest information on the proposed Bayside Health Campus.was executed. You saved me from the pokey, he told his neighbor. Hes a good man, a nice friend. Im glad I got him. NEIGHBORS, from page 1A CAMPUS, from page 1Acontained in the latest draft agreement. One point specifies that the county can withhold distribution of transit surtax proceeds and/or reduce the levy if PSTA ever decides to levy ad valorem taxes. The Greenlight plan calls for a tax swap a transit surtax in place of the ad valorem tax not double taxation. A second point would allow PSTA to pledge surtax proceeds to secure any debt or other obligations incurred by PSTA for Greenlight, such as grants. Another requires discussion on the reduction and/or termination of the surtax when certain defined events occur. The agreement requires the countys consent before PSTA can begin certain defined activities. A list of events that would trigger insertion points when the county and PSTA would come together to solve problems is included. If the two sides cant work it out, an independent financial and transit consultant could be required to mediate. The interlocal includes steps to take if a hurricane or other event severely damages the transit system. It includes a date certain, still to be agreed on, where a discussion would be instigated about potential changes to the tax, such as reducing the amount. It is still uncertain whether a reduction or elimination of the tax would require another referendum. Miller said PSTA would be required to develop a debt policy and investment policy to be approved by the county. Any substantial change to the plan also would require approval. Work is ongoing to find the best way to reimburse the county for costs from support of the Greenlight plan. One idea is for PSTA to fund one county employee. Another is for PSTA to pay fees and associated costs. Were still morphing on a fair amount, Miller said. Acting County Administrator Mark Woodard said he didnt think using a dedicated employee was the right path. We should handle this like any other massive construction project using the existing fee schedule, he said. If there is not one (fee), we would develop one for approval. Bennett said the county was preparing a list of its infrastructure assets that could be involved in transit projects. He said the transit penny should pay for expenses to changes with those assets. Municipalities would need to work out their own agreement for reimbursement. Commissioner Susan Latvala said not all would require an interlocal. They only would be needed in areas where there is a construction project or right of way is needed, she said. The agreement sets a schedule of critical milestones for the plan, Miller said. If they (PSTA) dont meet a milestone they would come to the county to discuss and amend, if necessary, the schedule, he said. If a milestone is missed, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. The interlocal needs to mirror plans presented in Greenlight Pinellas, Bennett said. We want no disconnect from the plan to interlocal, he said. Miller said they were still working on insurance provisions and other details. I think were close, he said. May 20 is the date were shooting for. I feel very optimistic about everything and we will have an agreement by May 20, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller, who is no relation to attorney Steve Miller. This is an incredibly strong interlocal agreement. The final agreement is expected to be on the May 20 agenda. He said it includes very strong accountability for Greenlight Pinellas plan while doing no harm to PSTAs ability to implement the plan. It provides no wiggle room, he said. AGREEMENT, from page 1ALargo 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 Central Park Drive.Celebrate moms and health familiesLARGO The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation invites fun lovers of all ages to the Saturday in the Park with Mom and Sun Coast Family Health Fest Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This free community event celebrates mothers and promotes healthy families. It will include live music, childrens activities, entertainment and educational experiences. Food and beverages will be available. For more information, call 483-0661.The Ugly Duckling learns to recycleLARGO The Largo Cultural Center will present The Ugly Ducklings Journey to Away Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon, at 105 Central Park Drive. Join the Ugly Duckling and his friends as he embarks on a thrilling journey while learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. Witness Uglys transformation as he realizes that there is no such place as away when dealing with trash and the environment. This inspirational story will make all who attend appreciate the environment and the beautiful world we live in. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. The school rate is $6. A family four-pack is $22. With a series subscription, purchasing three shows or more, tickets are $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call the box office at 587-6793.Ride the trainLARGO Ride miniature trains around Largo Central Park on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the first full weekend of the month. Rides are free, though donations are accepted.Memorial Day ceremony held at sunsetLARGO The city of Largo will celebrate Memorial Day with a sunset ceremony Monday, May 26, 7 p.m., at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This ceremony includes music, a keynote speaker and a time of remembrance through a wreath presentation. The Memorial Day Planning Committee organizes this event, honoring those who have lost their lives while fighting for our country. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014.Genealogy classes offeredLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a variety of free classes every month at Largo Public Library. For a list of classes, visit www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. For more information, contact Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or BBryan84@gmail.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Family 5K begins at HighlandLARGO Kick off the summer with the inaugural Fun Family 5K and Pool Party Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Celebrate healthy lifestyles with your family and then enjoy a dip in the Aquatic Centers pool following the race. Runners receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The cost for a family of four is $40 if registered by May 10 and $50 after. Individual pricing is $15 by May 10 and $25 after. Register at Highland Recreation. All race participants must have proper swimwear and must exit the pool area by the first regularly scheduled session 10:30 a.m. For more info, visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Aquatic center reopensLARGO Celebrate the reopening of the Highland Family Aquatic Center Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, noon to 4 p.m., 400 Highland Ave Bring the family and enjoy many features and slides. Splashs Snack Bar will be open, and door prizes and giveaways will be offered. Enjoy free massages on Saturday only. The pool offers family discount prices. Southwest hosts synchronized swimming clinic, showLARGO A synchronized swimming clinic and water show will be offered Friday, May 30, at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. The free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Participants should bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles and will receive free tickets to the show that evening. The water show will begin at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Raffles and concessions will be available. For event information and tickets, contact Diane at aatanasio@live.com or 698-2625. Aqua Zumba is May 31LARGO Enjoy non-stop dancing in the water with high-energy music and leaders at the Aqua Zumba Bash Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Southwest Pool, 13120 Venn Road. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. No swimming skills necessary; the minimum water depth is 4 feet. Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.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. Ballroom dancing: Thursdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Carol Baker will lead a lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. The 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. 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. 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. May calendar May calendar

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Dosal is a multimillion-dollar company that produces cigarettes in Miami and markets them worldwide under the brands Competidora, DTC, Romy and 305s. The investigation made it clear that two suspects were stealing independently of one another, police reported. To gather evidence, Wagoner and Wedin canvassed 38 convenience stores in Pinellas and Pasco counties and interviewed the owners. Detectives discovered that former employee Basem Quasem Shahin, 36, took about $50,000 in currency and money orders from accounts on his route in St. Petersburg, according to police. Shahin quit his job with Dosal before police were notified of the theft. Wagoner collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and learned that Shahin had taken flight to the country of Jordan. Police are seeking a warrant for his arrest, charging him with a second-degree felony scheme to defraud. Another suspect former employee Scott Joseph Delemeester, 31, of St. Petersburg was arrested for a first-degree felony scheme to defraud April 28. He is accused of stealing $293,787 in cigarettes. The second suspects case was a bit more problematic, as it involved the detectives having to learn about the inventory control system, computerized devices and standard operating procedures used by the company, explained Sgt. Randall Chaney of Largos investigative services division. An executive with Dosal flew to Pinellas County to give her expert testimony and help detectives develop probable cause in the case. In the course of the five-week investigation, police also discovered that Delemeester stole from his employer two years ago, according to reports. Police will pursue a second charge, bringing the total of Delemeesters thefts to over $500,000. Largo Police Chief Jeff Undestad praised his detectives for their work in a citywide email about the case. A great deal of time goes into investigations like this and not all have a successful outcome like this one, he wrote. Scott Delemeester Police beat Police beat Photo courtesy of PCSOAnother 1,316 pounds of expired or unwanted medications are in the possession of the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office after the April 26 Operation Medicine Cabinet.Crossing guards honored for serviceCLEARWATER Three Pinellas County school crossing guards received the 2014 Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award for dedicated service during an April 24 luncheon at Bascoms Chop House, 3665 Ultmerton Road in Clearwater. Freda Turner and her husband, Thomas Turner, initiated the Maybelle Rollins Bradford Memorial Award for the Pinellas Sheriffs School Crossing Guards 39 years ago in honor of her mother, Maybelle Rollins Bradford. The Turners began the recognition after observing the care and concern school crossing guards displayed in their contact with children every day. Freda Turner continued the tradition following her husbands death in 1980. Mrs. Turner, who passed away three years ago, made arrangements through a trust to carry on the tradition in her mothers honor. The recipients were recognized for meeting several criteria, to include attendance, care of students at their crossing, hazards at the crossing, length of service and conduct. Each recipient will receive a $100 check, an engraved plaque and a recognition name plate on a larger plaque that will be on display at the Sheriffs Office. The following school crossing guards were honored this year: Frances (Fran) Dorsey has been a school crossing guard since June 2011. She was hired to work the post on 54th Avenue at 28th Street for Lealman Intermediate Middle School. Dorsey was a quick learner and adapted well to the training and requirements of the position. She was cross-trained at several other posts in the Lealman area. At the start of the 2012 school year, while very short on personnel, she volunteered to help if she was needed. For several months, Dorsey took on the additional school crossing for Bardmoor Elementary School on Starkey Road and 94th Avenue and then did her Lealman Intermediate post as well. While Dorsey was assigned to work the Bardmoor Elementary post location, she helped deputies in identifying a vehicle involved in a pedestrian hit and run crash. Dorsey is a true team player and a great asset to the program. Robert (Bob) Caney has been a member of the school crossing guard program since August 2000. He originally started working the school crossing on 15th Street and Virginia Avenue for Palm Harbor Elementary School. Caney was loved and respected by the 30 plus students and parents at this neighborhood school crossing. He knew all of the students names as well as their parents. When Palm Harbor Elementary School closed, Caney took on the responsibility of working a double post on Tampa Road and 15th Street for Ozona Elementary and Palm Harbor Middle. He presently works the school crossing on Union Street and Milwaukee Avenue for Dunedin Elementary and Dunedin Middle, crossing 50 students each morning and afternoon. Caney has established a great rapport with the students and people in the community. He is very sincere and outgoing to all. Caney has had some construction issues at his post and worked hard to maintain the safety of his students. Jack Adler has been a member of the school crossing guard program since August 2008. In the six years Adler has been with the program he has cross-trained and worked six different school crossing posts. Adler started out working Belcher Road at Sutherland Elementary School. This is a busy multi-lane divided roadway, where he helped cross over 100 students both morning and afternoon. Adlers additional assignment has him working the Photo courtesy of PCSOFrom left, school crossing guards Frances Dorsey, Robert Caney and Jack Adler, winners of the 2014 Maybelle Rollins Bradford Award.Residents turned in nearly 1,316 pounds of expired or unwanted medications at seven locations during Pinellas County Sheriffs Office 11th semi-annual Operation Medicine Cabinet April 26, which also was National Take Back Day. At the Sheriffs Administration Building in St. Pete Beach, 278 pounds were collected. Clearwater police took in 619 pounds, St. Petersburg police received 160 pounds, Pinellas Park police collected 135 pounds and Kenneth City netted 124 pounds of medications. Local law enforcement conducts Operation Medicine Cabinet to provide citizens with a safe way to discard unused or expired medications. It is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse andMan injured in mobile home fireLEALMAN A 79-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation after his mobile home caught fire about 1:18 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies, along with Lealman Fire Rescue, responded to the Palm Haven Mobile Home Park, 3301 58th Ave. N. Deputies said the fire did not appear to be suspicious. According to deputies, Thomas Graham, who was in his mobile home at the time of the fire, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies said his mobile home, as well as a mini van parked just outside his unit sustained significant damage. A neighboring mobile home also sustained damage.Pedestrian dies after being hit by carST. PETERSBURG An Orlando man died at Tampa General, after he was struck by a vehicle about 10:32 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 13040 Gandy Blvd. in St. Petersburg. Florida Highway Patrol reports that Billy Ray Sanders, 57, was walking northbound from 13040 Gandy Blvd. to another residence, when he stepped in the path of a 2011 Hyundai driven by Juan J. Lopez, 61, of Tampa. Sanders suffered critical injuries and was transported to Tampa General where he later died. No charges were filed.Ontario man dies in four-car crashST. PETERSBURG Southbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge were closed for 2 1/2 hours April 22, as Florida Highway Patrol investigated a four-car crash that resulted in the death of an Ontario man. Troopers report that about 1:07 p.m. Susan Jean Moran, 54, of Seminole was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry southbound on I275 in the inside lane on the Skyway Bridge about 3 miles south of Pinellas Point Drive. Louis Tischler, 87, of St. Catharines, Ontario, also was traveling southbound on I-275 ahead of Moran, as was Gary Lee Kistner, 67, of Largo and Bruce Becker, 47. All three were stopped for traffic. Moran failed to stop and collided with the rear of Tischlers 1997 Toyota RAV4. Tischlers vehicle then collided with the rear of Kistners car before spinning around and hitting the side of Beckers 2014 Chevy Malibu. Tischler suffered serious injuries and was transported to Blake Medical Center where he died April 26. Moran was charged with careless driving.600 pounds of medications collectedCLEARWATER The results from the Clearwater Police Departments Prescription Drug Take-Back event on April 26 resulted in collecting about 619 pounds of unwanted prescription medication in just four hours. Thats 619 pounds of prescription drugs that wont end up in a landfill, flushed down the toilet or fall into the wrong hands, according to a police press release. Improperly discarded medication can end up in the groundwater, which humans and animals end up drinking. When there is not a specific drug take-back event going on, people can bring their unwanted medications to the Clearwater Police Station at 645 Pierce St. and put them in the drop box in the lobby.Operation Medicine Cabinet nets 1,316 poundschallenging school crossing on Tampa Road at 19th Street for Palm Harbor Middle School. This is a busy crossing location with more than 300 students crossing a divided multi-lane roadway each day. Adler takes training very seriously and adapts well to new posts and the different traffic patterns. He has always worked hard to cultivate a good rapport with all his students. Adlers knowledge and experience has become a great asset to the school crossing guard program. protecting the environment. Operation Medicine Cabinet began in May 2009. The events along with the permanent dropoff locations have collected 18,112 pounds of medication. Register for summer campLARGO The city of Largo is offering more than 60 summer camps for all ages. Parents can choose from six full-day camps, 15 sport camps, 27 specialty camps, theater and dance camps, aquatic camps, as well as pre-camp days. Find the summer camp guide at any Largo recreation facility, Largo City Hall or Largo Public Library. For more information, including camp scholarships, visit LargoCamps.com or call 518-3016 or 518-3125.

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7A Leader, May 1, 2014 May Is Better Hearing MonthThis Month has been designated for over 75 years to raise public awareness. Hearing loss happens. In fact, its one of the most common health issues in the world, affecting nearly one in five Americans 12 years and older. If you have a hearing loss, it doesnt need to hold you back. Take the next step to improve your quality of life during Better Hearing Month. Stop. Listen. Do you have to strain to hear things that once came easily to you? Do you have ringing in your ears? Now think. Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves? Do you get frustrated when speaking to family or friends because you have difficulty following the conversation? Have you begun to avoid social activities because it is difficult to hear? These are a few of the more common signs and symptoms of hearing loss cues that many people sadly ignore. Studies indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of hearing loss ... yet, as few as a quarter of the people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them because many simply refuse to acknowledge the problem. The patient has to admit they want help, says Lynda Evans of Bob Evans Hearing Center. Others may think their hearing loss cannot be aided by hearing devices. Many times patients dont know what questions to ask or who to trust. If you think you have hearing loss, schedule an appointment with the hearing professionals at Bob Evans Hearing Center. The staff will look at your hearing with one thing in mind you!Like Visiting FamilyServing Pinellas County for more than 22 years, Bob Evans Hearing Center is a family practice with three locations. Bob is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. Lynda, his business partner and wife, is Community Relations Director and Outreach Coordinator. Angelika Stieren, the centers Certified Audiologist, earned her degree at the University of South Florida. Bob Evans proudly fits American custom-made products. We gain our patients confidence by working with them until they achieve optimum satisfaction, Bob says. Patients who choose Bob Evans Hearing Center will find quality service with a personal touch. As is the case in so many health care specialties, theres an appreciable difference between choosing a privately held practice over a nationwide chain. We are a family-owned, multi-line independent practice, Lynda says. We take the time to care for you as we would for our family. As one patient stated, you have treated me so well, I feel like I just got a hug. I know what its like to experience hearing loss, Bob says. He developed hearing loss while serving in the U.S. Marines. Having hearing loss enables him to understand his patients challenges and he knows how to help them. Trustworthiness is the key. Trust and confidence in the hearing specialist is as important to people buying a hearing aid as is cost. The most important components for patient success is our follow-up and Patient Care Coordinators, said Angelika. Those who are new to hearing aids really need support and encouragement.The Hearing Evaluation: What to ExpectAfter an ear inspection, the patient will undergo a thorough hearing exam in a booth certified by the American National Standards Institute. Each center is outfitted with an ANS Certified test booth. The results are evaluated and discussed in detail during the appointment. Bob Evans then makes a recommendation a solution that fits your lifestyle and your preferences.The hearing test is vital: Its important to have a baseline for medical records. Because hearing loss is usually gradual, many people dont realize its happening and wait too long to seek treatment. Delaying treatment can impair the brains ability to understand speech. If not discovered in time, the condition can become permanent. In other words, use it or lose it.Better Hearing MonthMay is Better Hearing Month. If you are missing the sounds of your life, what better time than now to schedule a hearing screening? A simple screening will determine if you have a hearing problem, Lynda said. A full evaluation will assess the origin of the loss, degree of loss and its impact on speech perception and discrimination. Dont let hearing loss distance you from friends and family and lead to isolation. The saddest thing we see is when a person suffering from hearing loss starts to withdraw because they feel embarrassed, Bob says. Were here to help a person to recapture some of the sounds their missing. 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Must be familiar with Pinellas County housing developments, Hospital, Clinics and business districts.Call 727-299-2281 050114 LARGO Pinellas County Animal Services, SPCA Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Pinellas and Pet Pal Animal Shelter presented the first community update during a press conference April 21 at Pinellas County Animal Services in Largo. The update is the result of a collaborative data initiative that started 18 months ago, The report highlighted trends that have emerged in participating shelters throughout the county such as an overall reduction in owner surrender of pets as well as a decrease in the number of stray animal admissions. As we continue to look at ways to improve animal welfare, it is important to let data drive our strategies, said Maureen Moe Freaney, director of Pinellas County Animal Services. Every dog and cat in Pinellas County should be thrilled with the current animal agency collaboration. We can get more done for more animals and the people who love them if we work together. Of course, the most important partner will always be the community. The best shelter is a caring community. The data is being compiled using the same reporting matrix, so information from several shelters is comparative. Combined reporting reveals patterns in homeless animal numbers and more accurately reflects animal welfare conditions throughout the county. In the past, separate collection systems used by the different shelters made a comprehensive study across the county inaccurate. These reports allow the partners to look for trends of pet homelessness in Pinellas County and give direction as agencies create programs to address pet overpopulation, humane care education and animal cruelty intervention, said Sara Brown, executive director of Humane Society of Pinellas. Data collection and analysis within animal shelters are critical to developing effective programs that reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized each year. Documented patterns in animal welfare allow us to expand our focus beyond the typical cycle of admission and adoption to more lasting solutions like spaying and neutering, said Martha Boden, SPCA Tampa Bay CEO. When we understand that animal intake is decreasing throughout our county, we can zero in on areas where animal intake is still high, especially for puppies and kittens. Those areas may need more accessible spay-neuter services along with education as to why pet health can benefit from the surgery. The 2012 and 2013 data reported April 21 is the first community update provided by the Pinellas Pet Partners. The groups intention is to provide annual updates to the community to share findings that are data driven along with new initiatives to decrease Pinellas County pet overpopulation. The data reports are available on the respective agencies websites. While the mission of all four Pinellas agencies is to shelter and care for the countys unwanted animal population, there are some differences in service capability. Pinellas County Animal Services is a countywide facility that accepts all dogs and cats, shelters them and seeks to provide good homes to all adoptable shelterAnimal groups compile countywide report Photo courtesy of GINGER LYLEThe Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Districts Fire Chief, Robert O. Polk, right, administered the oath of office to new employee Richard G. Rubel at the April 1 meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Richard G. Rubel, firefighter and EMT, was previously a member of the Indian Rocks Volunteer Firemens Association and the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Firefighter Reserves.New employeeno-kill animal shelter, rescuing more than 3,000 animals each year. Located in Clearwater, HSP is a 501(c)3 organization that has been caring for homeless pets in the community for 65 years. HSP is committed to helping keep pets and people together through a variety of programs including an affordable wellness and spay/neuter clinic, a mobile spay/neuter clinic targeting atrisk zip codes and a Pet Food Pantry, including a mobile food pantry, delivering food to needy seniors and disabled individuals. When pet surrender is the only option, HSPs No Time Limit policy offers the opportunity for every adoptable pet to have its own second chance success story. One hundred percent of contributions are retained by the organization. For more information, visit HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org. Pet Pal Animal Shelter, formerly known as Pet Pal Rescue, built a low cost spay/neuter clinic and, in 2009 expanded its services and changed the clinics name to Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. The clinic offers affordable rates. Under the direction of Executive Director Scott Daly, Pet Pal has stayed true to its mission and the number of animals that it saves increases each year. The shelter continues in its quest to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and to promote responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. animals. In addition to the operation of a very busy adoption center, it provides services to protect public health, safety and welfare. It is firmly committed to public education that promotes responsible pet ownership. Animal Services runs spay and neuter programs, provides rabies control and vaccination of dogs and cats. As the administrator of county pet licenses and a tracking system, the county helps to reunite pets and owners by providing a free microchip upon reclaim. It also provides code enforcement and assistance to citizens with animal-related issues. It encourages responsible pet ownership and provides many opportunities for the community to adopt, donate and volunteer. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ animalservices. SPCA Tampa Bay accepts all pets surrendered by their owners and sick or injured stray animals. Owners are required to make an appointment but no fee is charged for admission, though donations are strongly encouraged. The organizations mission is to improve the community by promoting humane care, preventing animal cruelty and reducing pet overpopulation. Community services include animal cruelty investigation, lost/found pet assistance, animal admission and ambulance transport for sick/injured strays. Located on 10 acres in Largo, SPCA programs include pet adoption, free pet behavior help, Sniff University training for dogs and cats, childrens summer camps and more. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. More than 8,500 animals are admitted each year. For more information, visit www.spcatampabay.org. The Humane Society of Pinellas Inc. is Pinellas Countys largest Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSAt an April 21 press conference announcing a consistent reporting system that tracks shelter animals countywide are, from left, Sarah Brown, executive director of the Humane Society of Pinellas; Martha Boden, CEO for SPCA Tampa Bay; and Maureen Moe Freaney, director of Pinellas County Animal Services.

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County 9A Leader, May 1, 2014 050114Exp. 5/31/14Cabinets Only Take Another 10% off our Wholesale Prices Are you ready for a new era of hearing? Siemens employee pricing in effect May 1st 8th Siemens employee pricing in effect May 1st 8th You pay what Siemens employees pay! You pay what Siemens employees pay! Siemens employee pricing in effect May 1st 8th You pay what Siemens employees pay!Ma y 1st-8th 050114 11350 66th St. N., Largo727-538-7771 The cost of professional in-home care at first glance may look greater than it truly is. That is, until family caregivers consider the value of the time and financial sacrifices made to care for a loved one. If you are a family caregiver, you know all too well that the responsibility requires a considerable amount of your time time and attention your loved one deserves. As a caregiver, you are on call day and night. You coordinate transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. You have another home to clean. You are the one who helps pay bills, provides companionship for your loved one and takes care of other tasks as needed. This is often in addition to holding down a job and caring for your immediate family. When you work with a reputable in-home care agency, such as Comfort Keepers, you will still be in charge of the care your loved one receives. You just will not be responsible for the time-consuming, day-to-day care giving responsibilities. In addition to peace of mind, our in-home care delivers a wide range of services, working with seniors and their families to create care plans that meet their specific needs. These individual care plans allow seniors the opportunity to age in place, safely and securely. Our services provide support to help preserve seniors' dignity and independence as well. Comfort Keepers requires a two-hour minimum visit and we base our services around your loved ones needs. It may be meal prep, light housekeeping, a bath visit or it may be both. We create a plan of care that can be affordable and at the same time, specific needs are met on a weekly basis. The greatest benefit to hiring a caregiver from an organization that employs its caregivers is the oversight provided and convenience for everyone involved. Details are not your responsibility. The biggest distinction with Comfort Keepers is: We employ the caregiver, and clients are not burdened with employer laws and requirements. Our employees undergo rigorous background checks, interviews and reference validations. Our caregivers are covered by workers' compensation, general liability and bonding insurance. A large roster of caregivers can "step in" in the event the regular caregiver is unavailable. Ongoing Client Advocate visits are in place to assure a trusting bond between client and caregiver. More seniors prefer to stay in their own home, enjoying cherished memories and maintaining a level of privacy and independence. Let Comfort Keepers be your solution to keeping mom and dad safe in their homes.For two hours to 24/7 care, call us for affordable options! WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COM050114 Diane Genovese OwnerCovering Most 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.An Affordable Plan of Care Asst. Liv. Fac. Lic. #7301Assisted Living and Memory Care 750 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33771 www.LargoSeniorLiving.com 050114 Pinellas County Courthouse ambassadors make a difference By BOB COSTIGANCLEARWATER Anyone who has ever visited the Pinellas County Courthouse in downtown Clearwater has more than likely seen one of the volunteer ambassadors at the information station located in the first floor lobby. Perhaps they were giving out directions to where Courtroom A was, telling a visitor where to go to pay property taxes, or just greeting a passerby. According to Pinellas County Communications Senior Office Specialist Stella Mansfield, Pinellas County is always looking for more volunteer courthouse ambassadors. The ambassador gets to know a lot about how Pinellas County, the courthouse and the different departments function, said Mansfield. Its very interesting, especially if youre civic-minded and have an interest in government. In some cases, the information desk is the first interaction a person has with Pinellas County government. Pinellas County is looking for volunteers that are friendly, upbeat and helpful, Mansfield said, because we would like the public to go away with a positive feeling about Pinellas County. Those who are currently ambassadors include Bob and Susan Tuttle, a husband and wife from Palm Harbor, who for the past two years have volunteered Monday mornings at the courthouse. Before retiring Bob worked as a respiratory therapist while Susan was an attorney. Susan said they Photos courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSSheila Jackson of Largo is a volunteer Courthouse Ambassador who helps citizens find their way at the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater. both wanted to keep busy so they decided to volunteer. She said she was interested in doing something government-related while Bob was thinking of something to do with hospitals. They decided to serve as courthouse ambassadors. They both take pleasure in being information representatives. Bob said its enjoyable and interesting and much better than staying home staring at the walls. Susan added, The people here are really nice. Sheila Jackson is another courthouse ambassador who loves what she does. Jackson lives in Largo and has also been volunteering about two years. She decided to volunteer because she said not only was she bored just sitting around the house but also had relatives who work in the courthouse. Overby declines run for U.S. CongressLibertarian Lucas Overby will not run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in November. After great thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to not run in the November election for Floridas 13th Congressional District, Overby said in a press release. Running for the United States House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors in my life, the support I received and the hard work and dedication so many put behind me have been humbling beyond words. However, I made the decision to run for office with my family in mind, I completed the race with them fortifying my heart, and upon completion of the Special Election it was the most important thing for me to take stock of them while making the decision for November. My family, my beautiful wife Ashley and my amazing little daughter Raegan, are the absolute center of my universe, and the timing is simply just not there for us to do it again so soon. Overby said he had accepted positions with the Libertarian Party of Florida to help develop candidates. He said he would be working with other candidates, building single issues legislative campaigns, and continuing forward with many amazing groups to further the causes of liberty, justice, and equality for all. I also will be dedicating more time to reopening the Martin Luther King Jr. Clearwater Community Center and fighting to build our neighborhood toward a stronger future for our children, he said. Again, thank you to everyone who put their faith in me, who dedicated their time and treasure to my campaign, and everyone who stood up against insurmountable odds with me. This is far from my last fight and this is not the last time my name will appear on a ballot.Bob and Susan Tuttle of Palm Harbor also volunteer as Courthouse Ambassadors. Helping Helping hands handsOutstanding volunteersJackson said of being a courthouse ambassador I like meeting people and I love every second of it. She added that most people are really nice and pleasant and thankful even if what theyve come to the courthouse isnt pleasant. Mansfield said training for courthouse ambassadors is provided, along with information about safety, scheduling, policies and procedures. Shifts are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. A person can volunteer for one shift or more per week. For more information about the Courthouse Ambassador Volunteer Program, contact Stella Mansfield at 464-3000. To discover more volunteer opportunities, contact Pinellas County Volunteer Services at 464-8477, or visit www.pinellascounty.org/volserv.

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OPEN MOTHERS DAYSunday, May 11th Noon 9pmReserve NOW 727-209-2695The most authentic Italian Restaurant you will encounterHappy Mothers DayMamma AngelaHealthy Lunch Fine Dining Catering 050114 TOSCA Salon 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 776 Largo, FL 33771 (in Largo Mall next to Albertsons) Christine JohnsonHair Stylist & Permanent Makeup Artist727-485-6730 / 727-585-7189050114Call Christine for your FREE consultation & appointment$99 Mothers Day SpecialContemporary Haircut & Style, Color, Partial Highlights, Brow Wax & Brow Tint Gift Certificates Available Briefcase BriefcaseQuaint Essential celebrates anniversaryLARGO Quaint Essential Antiques, at 11890 Walsingham Road, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. The event will feature sales throughout the store and light refreshments. In May 2004, Donna Kiehl opened the doors of her antique shop featuring 20 antique and collectible dealers from across Pinellas County. Our dealers are what makes this a unique business and very enjoyable for me as the owner, Kiehl said in a press release. We love what we do and it shows in the merchandise that we have for sale in the shop.Country Porch to host spring eventLARGO The second annual spring event and sale will take place Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Country Porch, 13862 Walsingham Road. The event will feature free gifts to the first 20 customers, door prizes and sales throughout the store. A live fairy will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon. Available for purchase will be items such as new potting benches, garden flags and mini garden furniture. For information, call 595-2500.Lux Studio opensST. PETERSBURG Lux Studio, based in Atlanta, recently opened its second location in the Tampa Bay area at 5337 Central Ave. Founded in 2005, Lux Studio is owned by master stylist Charley Soderbergh. Soderbergh is skilled in not only cut and color but also creating a branded beauty experience, no matter what city a client is in. Lux Studio will offer Redkin products and also hopes to bring a fresh perspective on hair to the St. Petersburg area. Junior League to screen Miss RepresentationCLEARWATER The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin will present a screening and panel discussion of Miss Representation, the documentary film that provides an inside look at how the medias misrepresentation of women has led to under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in the United States. The event will take place Tuesday, May 20, 6 to 9 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Following the film screening, local leaders will engage in a panel discussion to discuss the state of women in leadership in the Tampa Bay area. Panel participants will include: Kim Jowell, CEO of Girl Scouts of West Florida Joanne Persinger, vice president of information technology for TechData Ed Armstrong, attorney and shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson Kimberly Berfield, director of government affairs for Well Care Health Plans Inc. Kathy Rabon, chief development officer for Ruth Eckerd Hall Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, visit www.jlcd.org/missrep. Westfield malls to host VIPink weekendWestfield Brandon and Westfield Countryside have teamed up with Bright Pink, a national nonprofit organization that supports breast and ovarian health in young women, for the inaugural VIPink weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4. The VIPink weekend is the perfect opportunity for moms, daughters and girlfriends to enjoy a weekend of pampering and shopping with fabulous discounts and special events, said Dawn Arvidson in a press release. Arvidson is marketing director for Westfield Tampa Bay. And this is all done while raising funds and critical awareness about the importance of early cancer detection and education for young women everywhere. Shoppers who purchase a $10 VIPink Card will receive a 20 percent discount from dozens of participating retailers, all with great gifts for Mothers Day. The card also includes perks such as exclusive access to Pink Central, open Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m., which will be offering mommy and me mini-makeovers, hand massages, nail art, face painting and refreshments. Free swag bags will be given to the first 100 shoppers who purchase or present their VIPink card at Pink Central on Saturday at noon. The VIPink Card can be pre-ordered online on at Westfield.com or at the designated Pink Central at either Westfield Brandon or Westfield Countryside. All proceeds from card sales will benefit Bright Pink. The card is only valid May 3-4.Condominium development planned for Island EstatesCLEARWATER A new condominium development will be under construction soon on Island Estates. The Reserves of Island Estates will feature 12 units with three bedrooms and three baths. Each unit will have private docks with fingers. The Reserves of Island Estates will be at 211 Skiff Point. The owners are Chris Daily, G. Craig Bjurquist, and Timothy C. Daily. Construction will begin when six units have been presold.Ashton Woods starts pre-sales INDIAN SHORES Ashton Woods Homes recently started pre-sales of 54 four-story luxury townhomes with elevators at its Waterside community located on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Shores Beach. Michael Roche, vice president of sales for Ashton Woods Homes, said in a press release that the townhomes at Waterside are priced from $579,990 and range in size from approximately 1,927 square feet of living space to 2,112 square feet. One furnished model townhome will be open for viewing in July, Roche added.Champions names 21 Point Club winnersMADEIRA BEACH Century 21 Real Estate Champions recently announced the 21 Point Club winners for the first quarter of 2014. The 21 Point Club winners were Tim Belscher, Kathy Bombard, Beverly Bremer, Nancy Collins, Tabitha Connell, Pat Coughlan, Roger Duval, Lily Esposito, Carolyn Herr, Valerie Jarnberg, Joe Judice, Nancy Lynn Kupres, Kathryn Larkin, Gene Lofgren, Mark McEntire, Jackie Miller, Celia Moreno, Wendy Nash-Hickman, Deb Osborne, Monsy Rivera, Steve Ruhland, Lou Sabin, Darla Schroeder, Sharon Spohn, Tom Steck, Debbie Sundell, John Walker, Linda Wallingford andBill Watanabe. The Century 21 Point Club is reserved for those associates consisCentury 21 Real Estate Champions 21 Point Club winners for the first quarter of 2014 are, first row, from left, Beverly Bremer, Ruth Cabella, and Tabitha Connell; second row, Nancy Collins, Sharon Spohn, Lily Esposito, Valerie Jarnberg, Celia Moreno and Darla Schroeder; third row, John Walker, Wendy Nash-Hickman and Monsy Rivera; fourth row, Jackie Miller, Linda Wallingford, Debbie Sundell and Tim Belscher; back row, Joe Judice, Bill Watanabe, Steve Ruhland and Mark McEntire; Not shown are Kathy Bombard, Carolyn Herr, Nancy Lynn Kupres, Kathryn Larkin, Tom Steck, Gene Lofgren, Deb Osborne, Lou Sabin, Roger Duval and Pat Coughlan.tently exhibiting a high degree of professionalism and production in the field of real estate.Reich named finalist for awardST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently announced that Karen Reich, chief executive officer, has been named a finalist for the 15th annual Iconic Women of St. Petersburg Celebrating Women With Vision Awards by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Reich was named one of three finalists for the Business Woman of the Year Award in companies of more than 50 employees. The award recognizes women for outstanding professional accomplishments in a leadership or management role. I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a finalist for the Business Woman of the Year Award, said Reich in a press release. There are so many talented women working in the St. Petersburg area, and I am very flattered to be singled out among them. Since assuming the role of CEO in 2011, Reich has transformed a long-term care organization into a dominant force for the delivery of rehabilitative care and senior services in the Tampa Bay area. LeadingAge Florida, the Catholic Health Association, and other trade and professional organizations have recognized her as a reliable contributor to their greater workings as an advocate for seniors. Reich joined Bon Secours Health System in 2007 as executive vice president of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System. She was promoted to CEO in March 2011. In her role, Reich provides leadership for Maria Manor Nursing Care Center, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Care Services and Bon Secours Place at St. Petersburg, a 102bed assisted living facility.

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April 26 to May 3 is National Infant Immunization Week, a time to remember the importance of a regular immunization schedule for babies. National Infant Immunization Week, now in its 20th year, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccinepreventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health. Several important milestones already have been reached in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among infants worldwide. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases in our nation. Here are some health milestones: Through immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2. In the 1950s, nearly every child developed measles, and unfortunately, some even died from this serious disease. Today, few physicians just out of medical school will ever see a case of measles during their careers. Routine childhood immunization in one birth cohort prevents about 20 million cases of disease and about 42,000 deaths. It also saves about $13.5 billion in direct costs. The National Immunization Survey has consistently shown that childhood immunization rates for vaccines routinely recommended for children remain at or near record levels. Its easy to think of these as diseases of the past, and they have been since immunizations became common. One example of the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases is an increase in measles cases or outbreaks that were reported in 2013. Data from 2013 showed a higher than normal number of measles cases nationally and in individual states, including an outbreak of 58 cases in New York City that was the largest reported outbreak of measles in the U.S. since 1996. There were no cases reported in Pinellas County in 2013. Parents and their babies health providers can work together to ensure that immunizations are administered on a regular schedule. DOH-Pinellas also provides vaccines for infants, children and teens at no cost through the federal Vaccines for Children program. For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com. Industry news and eventsStarkey Parkies to meetLARGO Starkey Parkies Monthly Support Group will meet Thursday, May 1, 1 to 3 p.m., at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road. The group is designed for people with Parkinsons, their care partners, family and friends. Attendees will view a Davis Phinney Webinar focusing on victory living with Parkinsons. Following the viewing will be the caregivers support meeting facilitated by Fay Kern, patient advocate and facilitator for local support groups; and Parkinsonians support group facilitated by Ken Fradkin, Parkinsons advocate. The event features socialization, refreshments and fellowship. Starkey Parkies meet first Thursdays. For information, call Theo Betjemann at 5950918 or email theobetj@aol.com.Chilis to host blood driveSelect Tampa Bay area Chilis restaurants will host blood drives on Friday, May 2, 3 to 8 p.m. After donating blood, donors will have an opportunity to enjoy some Chilis food with a $5 off coupon. Donors also will receive a voucher for a free movie ticket as well as a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, iron and temperature, including a cholesterol screening. Participating Chilis blood drive locations in Pinellas include the following: 40584 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs 13359 Seminole Blvd., Largo 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater 7250 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donations and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.Foundation to host Saturday in the ParkLARGO The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation will host Saturday in the Park with Mom Family Health Fest on Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This free community event will celebrate mothers and promote healthy families. The event will feature live music, childrens activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages. Admission to the park is free and food and beverages will be available. Emphasizing a comprehensive health perspective, the event will feature a health and wellness fair. The theme will extend to demonstrations and exhibits by event sponsors, local nonprofit agencies and other community health and service providers. Children are invited to take part in a Rokkball demonstration a fun, high-energy baseball clinic for youth players. Fitness expert Carmen Baxter will lead willing participants in warm up exercises to get them ready to move in rhythm. For music lovers, the main stage comes alive for hours of nonstop entertainment, featuring Tampa Bay singer and songwriter Jim Lanier. There also will be off-stage performances by clowns, jugglers and magicians. A special childrens play area will feature inflatable jumpers, a climbing rockwall and miniature train rides through the park. The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation, formerly named Sun Coast Hospital Foundation, is an independent, 501(c)3 public organization with a mission to improve the health and quality of life in Largo and surrounding mid-Pinellas County. For information, call 483-0661 or visit www.SaturdayInTheParkWithMom.com.Eye Institute to celebrate 40th anniversaryLARGO The Eye Institute of West Florida will host a special public celebration to honor Dr. Stephen M. Weinstock and the Eye Institutes 40 years of service to the community on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Largo office, 148 13th St. SW. There will be music, refreshments and more underneath a tent located in the parking lot. The public is welcome. To RSVP, call 499-5274. To Weinstock, 1974 was the beginning of a new era in eye care for Pinellas County. In that year, Weinstock opened his practice now The Eye Institute of West Florida. Over the last 40 years, the Eye Institute of West Florida has emerged as a leading institution offering subspecialty eye care with three Pinellas County offices and more than 160 employees. The practice provides surgical and nonsurgical care for the treatment of eye diseases and disorders and boasts eight fellowship-trained physicians specializing in their specific area of ophthalmology, offering retina, glaucoma, cornea, oculoplastics and refractive services.IQuit program setST. PETERSBURG Gulfcoast North AHEC and the Florida Department of Health will sponsor IQuit, a free, personalized six-week program, beginning Thursday, May 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. Participants will be provided with a supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, lozenges and a workbook while supplies last. Seating is limited. Attendees must be 18 to participate. To register and for information, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204, or email nkelly@gnahec.org. For other classes and locations, visit www.ahectobacco.com/calendar. Alzheimers support group to focus on intimacy CLEARWATER Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a new, monthly support group for caregivers with a loved one with dementia who lives at home or in a facility which focuses on intimacy needs and concerns. Beginning May 7, the group will meet first Wednesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at Alzheimers Associations Clearwater office, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709. This support group will help caregivers come up with new relationship rituals and healthy alternatives for finding the care, hope, and intimacy every human being needs and deserves. Heidi Crockett, MSW, will facilitate. Crockett is a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. She advocates for improved quality of life for seniors specifically on the subject of intimacy and has presented several seminars for professionals and caregivers including, Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia, and Intimacy as We Age: Loving our Loved Ones Safely. For information, call Peggy Macaluso at 578-2558 or email macalusop@alzflgulf.org.Bon Secours named a Top WorkplaceST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently was named to The Tampa Bay Times 2014 Top Workplaces list as a top workplace in the mid-size employer category. The Tampa Bay Times published the complete list of Top Workplaces April 13. The Times, through a partner, surveyed employees of companies throughout the Tampa Bay area. The survey breaks down workplaces into three sizes based on the number of locally based employees: large, 500 or more employees; midsize, 150-499; and small, 50-149. The survey company then ranks employers within their size category based solely on the employee responses to the survey statements. The top employers in each category are then selected as the Top Workplaces. At Bon Secours, we know that happy employees are critical to quality patient and resident care, high levels of patient and resident satisfaction, and solid financial results, said Karen Reich in a press release. Reich is chief executive officer of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System. I see the tangible differences our employees make every day. Winning The Tampa Bay Times 2014 Top Workplaces award confirms that Bon Secours is a great place to work.

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The correct address is www.collegefund pinellas.org/apply.html.Rotary Club presents annual art and ale event INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Rotary Club of IRB presents its second annual Art and Ale event, sponsored by BarProducts.com and the Pinellas Education Foundation, Saturday, May 10, 6 to 10 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. Being auctioned are over 150 original 5 inch by 7 inch works of art that have been donated by local area artists, including Beach Art Center, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Pinellas Park Art Society, University of Tampa Department of Art, FSU Department of Art and others. This years featured artist, Pamela Miles, will be on hand to display, discuss and sell her award-winning art. The art will be offered as a dollar auction. Visit the Art and Ale website, www.artandale.org. The auction portion of the event will close at 7:15 p.m. The remainder of the evening will allow everyone to socialize and gloat over their winnings. The evening also will feature craft beer, wine, food and live entertainment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from any Rotarian or at the door. Advance ticket purchases will qualify for a special, secondary art auction. All event proceeds will benefit the John J. Todia, III Scholarship Fund, established to recognize and honor Todias work, dedication and spirit. Todia was a past president of the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Photo courtesy of DAVID KLINEThe Rotary Club of IRB members prepare for their Art and Ale event.Beach and was instrumental in establishing programs to support Art and Music in local schools. For more information, please visit the website or contact Paul J. Burns at 595-4540. HEP hosts inaugural Green Society ReceptionCLEARWATER The Board of Directors for the Homeless Emergency Project recently honored community donors at its Green Society Reception, which recognized donors who give at least $1,000 on an annual basis. More than 45 years ago, Barbara Green and her late husband, Rev. Otic C. Preacher Green, began offering shelters to individuals and families. Because of the overwhelming need in the community, their outreach quickly expanded to include food, clothing and support services for men, women and children in crisis. To acknowledge their profound contributions to the Tampa Bay region and lifelong dedication to helping those less fortunate, HEPs Board of Directors created a giving society in Barb and Otiss name: The HEP Green Society. Recognizing donors who contribute $1,000 or more in a calendar year, membership in The Green Society demonstrates commitment to and support of critical HEP services. It also helps to fund essential programs that deal with the underlying issues of homelessness and inspires others to support causes that help homeless and low-income individuals, families and veterans. The inaugural Green Society Reception was hosted at the Belleair Country Club, with more than 100 attendees. The highlight of the evening was a speech delivered by former HEP client, Brian Monaghan. An Army veteran, he was wounded while in service. Upon returning home, he struggled with a prescription drug addiction that left him alienated from family and friends and was living on the street, according to an HEP press release. Eventually, he was approached by a police officer who offered him refuge at the Homeless Emergency Project. As soon as I walked into HEP, something clicked, Monaghan said. I knew I had found a way out of the life that I had been living. Three years later, Monaghan is living clean and sober, has reunited with his family, and has secured veterans benefits. He now owns a condo, serves as vice president of his condo association and volunteers regularly at HEP. He also credits the shelter for saving his life. I dont know where I would have ended up if it werent for HEP. Donors, like those in HEPs Green Society, arent just giving money, Monaghan said. They are giving individuals, families and vets like me a second chance at life. I cant express enough gratitude for the help and guidance I received in turning my circumstances around. He then pulled a Purple Heart out of his shirt collar. I pawned my Purple Heart years ago, when I was in a bad state of mind. I received help in tracking it down, and now I wear it every day. Its a reminder of what I lost, and what HEP helped me to find once more: my life. announces that summer memberships are available for 2014, from May 1 to Sept. 30. Summer memberships are available for $100/month, with no minimum food and beveragespending requirement. Restrictions do apply, so please contact the club office for more information. To learn more about what Clearwater Yacht Club has to offer and for more information on the Summer Membership Program or any of the other membership plans available, please contact Virginia in the Clearwater Yacht Club office at 447-6000. Clearwater Yacht Club, at 830 South Bayway Blvd, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States.Foster parents neededEckerd Community Alternatives is seeking residents willing to take in foster children to meet a growing need for homes. There are more than 1,000 children in licensed foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties, but only 300 foster homes to care for them. These children have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The problem is made worse because of the local prescription drug epidemic. For more information on becoming a foster parent, call the Eckerd Recruitment Line toll-free at 1866-233-0790.Joes Creek Greenway Park comes up a winnerLEALMAN Once overgrown and cluttered with debris, 38 acres of land in Lealman is now a greenway park. And the efforts to make the Joes Creek Greenway Park a reality led to honors for Pinellas County staff involved in the project. At the 22nd annual Future of the Region Awards hosted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council on March 28, Pinellas County staff members and commissioners were recognized with a second place award in the Natural Resource/Environment category. The park project involved staff from Pinellas County Health and Community Services, Parks and Conservation Resources and the Department of Environment and Infrastructure. It began when citizens led by the Lealman Community Association identified a need to improve the parcel of land just west of active railroad tracks in the center of Lealman owned by Pinellas County. Over the course of the project, the land has gone from an overgrown dumping ground to a sanctuary for visitors and wildlife. This park is a little gem in the heart of Lealman that people should take advantage of, said Ray Neri, the president of the Lealman Community Association who had the original idea for the park after discovering the property on a walk. It is so peaceful and so pristine, with a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. To restore the property, the county undertook substantial efforts to remove invasive plants and tons of debris, on land and in Joes Creek, which runs through the property. Workers then planted native plants and improved the eroded shoreline along Joes Creek. To turn the property into a park with public access, a 1-mile paved trail, pedestrian bridges, observation platforms, restrooms, mini picnic shelters and educational signage were among the items installed, along with improvements to the parking area. Volunteers through the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Give a Day for the Bay assisted throughout the process. Since this extensive improvement project was completed in Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSJoes Creek Greenway Park now features three observation platforms, including this one, for park visitors to take in the views.November 2013, local residents to positive reviews have used the park consistently. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org. Community briefsTake a Walk for Shoes event setST. PETERSBURG The nonprofit organization, Clothes to Kids, will host its second annual Take a Walk for Shoes fun walk/run on Saturday, May 10, at Echelon Properties, 300 Carillon Parkway. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is three pairs of new or gently used athletic shoes, kids size 11 to adult 13 or $36 to purchase school athletic shoes. The shoes will be donated to low-income school children in Pinellas County. Many children go to school in shoes that do not fit or have major holes in them. More than half of the children in Pinellas County Schools are on the free and reduced lunch program. For information, call Patti at 327-7100, ext. 226.Yacht club offers membershipsCLEARWATER Clearwater Yacht Club proudly

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Viewpoints 13A Leader, May 1, 2014According to experts cited by The New York Times, President Barack Obamas eventual decision on the Keystone XL pipeline last week, the administration once again postponed a decision will have a marginal impact on global warming emissions. The global economy releases lots of greenhouse gas 32.6 billion metric tons of carbon in 2011. The Keystone XL pipeline would add 18.7 million metric tons. In the global greenhouse gas picture, it wont make a dent. To the working men and women of America, however, the project represents a lifeline to good jobs and energy security, according to Terry OSullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of North America. The union, which twice endorsed Obama for president, also denounced the delay as gutless, dirty and yet another political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country.The political calculation here seems to be that in November, Democrats wont lose labor votes, as could happen if the administration killed the project outright. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates still get to benefit from the $100 million that San Francisco rich guy Tom Steyer pledged half of it his own money, the other half from fellow liberal plutocrats to lavish on anti-pipeline pols in the midterm elections. Canada wont like it. But what does Canada have that is more important than Steyers patronage? Ditto the working stiffs, who want nothing more than to fill the wellpaying union jobs that the pipeline would create. If Republicans had tried to block a pipeline decision, then Beltway graybeards would have bemoaned the rights unseemly zest for stonewalling the real work of Washington. But when Obama prevents himself from settling the Keystone question, these shills shrug and mumble. Politics, whaddayougonnado? True believers insist that Alberta tar sand crude is dirtier than other oil and it does produce more carbon than other sources. But industry is going to harvest the oil anyway, and somebody is going to consume all that oil. Thus, the State Department concluded that moving Albertas oil through an extended pipeline would pose no net harm to the environment. Smart environmentalists understand that this is a meaningless fight. Being a plutocrat, Steyer will not relent. He sent out an email that read: The Keystone XL pipeline is a line in the sand that signifies whether our country has the courage, the commitment and the capacity to be a global leader in addressing the challenge of climate change before its too late. You see, its easy to point to the tar sands as bad for the planet. Its not easy to tell people that consuming energy is bad for the environment and therefore they should not fly, drive or watch a flat-screen TV especially if you bellow your anti-energy sermon from atop a mountain of hedge fund money. Theres a guessing game in Washington. After the midterm elections, will Obama approve or kill the pipeline? Insiders have their views. But I have yet to hear anyone arguing with passion that whatever the president ultimately decides, politics will have nothing to do with it.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sfchronicle.com. Law enforcement is changing due to contemporary breakthroughs like unmanned drones, speed cameras, police incentives for writing traffic tickets, face and license plate recognition software, and other implementations. These latest efforts cause politicians to drool when they see how money by way of traffic fines can be generated for pork barrel projects and general expenditures. I believe that criminals and traffic offenders need to be punished for their dastardly deeds, and its no secret that Florida reportedly has the worst drivers, anywhere. But granting police officers extra money to write more citations isnt the way to resolve our problems.Law officers in the U.S. issue an average of 112,000 speeding tickets each day, or 41 million annually. The average cost of a speeding ticket is $112 or $6.232 billion each year. It is said that each police officer generates an average of $300,000 annually in traffic fines, with only 5 percent being contested in courtrooms. Connecticut introduced the first speed limit of 10 mph in 1901. Back in the day officers would stretch a rope across a road to stop violators who were almost always local residents. Today, however, out of town drivers are more likely to get a ticket resulting in a fine. A police sergeant once told me that the current recession will result in officers issuing more citations than ever before. And that politicians would dream up more ways to raise money for their cities through the scandalous enforcement of laws. However, to base police salary increases on traffic ticket and court revenues borders on anarchy. In Atlanta, for example, its been reported that money from fines will fund future pay raises for police officers. That can only lead officers to extort even more money from the general public. In a recent study by George Mason University in Massachusetts, it is reported that police cash incentives drive increased ticketing. However, traffic accidents do decline. Closer to home, Gov. Rick Scott has proposed granting pay raises to state employees ... including troopers ... based on job performance. During a recent speech in West Palm Beach, Scott said state troopers issued more than 800,000 tickets last year. His idea is to grant them a $2,500 bonus annually for making three traffic stops an hour, and up to $5,000 for additional stops The question is would more Paul Lawrences be created under the Scott plan? Lawrence was a South Florida state trooper who was sentenced to a year in jail for fraudulently writing hundreds of fake summonses. Although FHP and other agencies deny quota systems, it would have been interesting to learn what caused the super trooper to launch his illegal ticket writing spree. Just a few months ago during MacDill AFBs Air Fest 2014 a Clearwater police officer parked his cruiser at the Dale Mabry gate. His cruiser cameras snapped pictures of license plates so he could run them through various police databases. The officer scanned more than 11,000 plates and found one outstanding warrant, and 198 other violations. So the burning question is ... why was a Clearwater police officer running plates in Tampa? The claim was that he was invited by military officials to check for alleged saboteurs and other bad guys. Plate reading technology is not new. Agencies in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, Tampa and St. Petersburg have been using systems for years, much to the chagrin of civil liberties groups who point to constitutional questions. The red light cameras are slowly fading away due to lawsuits and other challenges. Some cities got caught with their pants down when it was revealed that yellow lights were shortened so more motorists could be tapped for the $158 tickets. St. Petersburg and Tampa are the latest cities to reject the cameras. However, the red light cameras might soon be replaced by speed cameras like those in New York City where more than 11,700 motorists have been hammered with fines totaling $585,750. The cameras are placed at various locations in Manhattan and in the citys outer boroughs. More than a few U.S. jurisdictions are planning to install them to take advantage of a new windfall for government coffers. Other agencies are using drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for traffic and other enforcement. Florida will not be among them thanks to legislation that bans them from being used for most law and code enforcement. However, the Federal Aviation Administration expects 30,000 commercial and government drones to be flying over the U.S. airspace within 20 years. So, keep an eye on the speedometer and for the cop behind the billboard or computer screen.Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at thomasamski@yahoo.com.Although I know precious little about acting, directing or producing movie films, I can't help day-dreaming about how I would run things in Hollywood if I became a movie czar like the Weinsteins, Steven Spielberg and other moguls. Here's what will happen if and when I seize power in the film industry. AUDIO LEVELS AND ON-SCREEN CAPTIONS. In earlier columns I've belly-ached about my not being able to easily hear the dialogue spoken in many movies. But I'll say it again: directors should keep in mind that millions of movie fans (a) do not lip read, and (b) are in the upper-level age ranges, where hearing begins to fade. I'm in that category, and I need all the help I can get. I hate it when actors mumble their lines, or when the director allows ambient sound effects or background music to interfere with the clear enunciation of the spoken words. When I'm czar, I will require that 75 percent of all films come equipped with captioning, especially if the films are produced in England or other nations where clipped speech is sometimes the accepted standard. REDUCED OBSCENITY. I love the freedom-of-speech amendment as much as most people, but I'm really tired of hearing the Fword and other previously-banned expressions in today's movies. The dramatic or humorous shock value of dirty words has long passed. If anything, the trend has reversed, to the point where I'm astounded and pleased when I view a film in which no nasty language occurs. When I become czar of Hollywood, I'll give big bonuses to scriptwriters and directors who produce high quality films that do not contain cesspool dialogue. Do I sound like a blue-nose throwback to some outmoded culture? If so, I plead guilty. FEWER RAIN SCENES. Next time youre watching a movie in which rain is drenching the actors, ask yourself How does the use of rainfall advance the plot or otherwise improve this film? I've asked that question for years, and the answer has often been In no way. But I could be wrong. Maybe movie fans with sensibilities superior to my own can sense the dramatic subtleties of rainfall. What I sense is a director who asks himself/herself, How can I make this film less boring? Oh, I know! I'll make it rain. Whoopee! FEWER TOILET SCENES. Youve probably noticed, during the last decade or two, how many movie scenes have taken place in public restrooms, usually mens rooms. I'm not referring to gay men hustling one another. I'm talking about principal characters in the film exchanging significant information as they stand before the urinals after, of course, checking the stalls to make sure no outsiders are eavesdropping. Shall I shoot the governor as he gets out of his limousine, Charlie? No, Rocco, better wait until he's holding the press conference. Charlie and Rocco then zip up, wash their hands (or maybe not) and exit the mens room. What a cinematic achievement, not to have staged that scene in any of the dozens of other available settings. EXPLOSIONS. When I become czar, I plan to levy a $5 million fine on any film company that allows more than one horrific explosion in the story line. I'd guess that today half the films released to the public contain at least four scenes in which bombs or gasoline containers light up the sky, sending truck parts and body parts soaring into the atmosphere. As with rain scenes, a directors simple (and unimaginative) solution to excess boredom in a film is often simply to set off a megaton blast. I feel the same way about car chases, especially the ones that miraculously fail to kill or seriously injure pedestrians who get in the way of the escaping culprits. Car chases do occur in real life, but they seldom resemble the movie versions. Would movie audiences really miss them? Why don't we try to find out? GUNS AND VIOLENCE. Every month (or so it seems) another bent-brain walks into a school with a knife or gun in his hands and wreaks havoc. Even more often, cowardly drive-by shootings bring terror to entire neighborhoods. On main streets and college campuses throughout our land, robbers and rapists ply their monstrous trades. Where do these people get their motivation to commit such crimes? One major source: TV and movies. Cop shows, flesh-eating zombies, and war films. But thats what the viewing public wants, isnt it? Maybe so, to some degree. What bothers me is that so much movie violence is just like the rain scenes its unnecessary and extraneous. When I buy up most of Hollywood's production companies, that will change. I'll try to roll back the clock to the days when, instead of promiscuous savagery and oceans of gore, even the killings and other rough stuff had limitations.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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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 Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563Cruder than tar sands of AlbertaLETTERSSmokers show disregard for othersEditor: My issue is of great concern and shared by many people. I speak on behalf of my non-smoking citizens. Its absolutely disgusting when I see a smoker flicking their cigarette butt out their car window. I have no problem with loading up their own ashtrays, but dont litter our streets. I dont understand why there isnt a lawsuit against this cruel act. Maybe if there was a way we nonsmokers can petition our rights to keep our streets clean is the only way to end this disregard for our beautiful environment. Im sure there are many people who feel the same way I do. There are many reasons why not to throw cigarette butts out the window. With our beautiful beaches and gorgeous climate we attract people from all over the world. What a vision we portray to other countries when they visit Florida and witness smokers flicking butts out the window. Did I mention a fire hazard on our vegetation? There is only negative intentions and lack of moral judgment on behalf of smokers. I havent seen or met one smoker who is conscious of their own bad habit. Dont inflict us with your already disgusting bad habit. Gary Neal ClearwaterSmart phones: information overloadRe: Smart phones make us isolationists, by Thomas Michalski, April 17-18Editor: Your appropriate smart phone thoughts may be generalized in application to our other seemingly endless array of modern electronic devices as well. The ever-ascending information overload has become quite oppressive, overwhelming, and ultimately character changing in a highly negative strangely anti-social fashion, metaphorically acting rather like a huge gigantic tsunami wave sweeping over not only this country, but also the world. I wonder from whence such an unconventional divisive humanly destructive concept might have originated? Seriously Tom, I do wonder. God bless you, Thomas. Rev. Lionel Cabral Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission St. Petersburg When I become a Hollywood czar Drivers SeatBob Driver Law enforcements changing face Thomas Michalski What do you think? John Deering is chief editorial cartoonist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's largest newspaper. Winner of the National Press Foundation's 1997 Berryman Award, Deering also gained top honors in the 1994 national John Fischetti Cartoon Competition and was the seven-time winner of the Arkansas Press Association's Best Editorial Cartoonist award. Born in 1956 in Little Rock, Deering has been drawing since his childhood fascination with science fiction and dinosaurs. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter and two sons, and live in Little Rock. He still draws dinosaurs. About the cartoonistWe are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. 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WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EARLY DEADLINES:050114 727-397-5563Retail Advertising Seminole/Beach Beacon Largo Leader Belleair Bee Clearwater Beacon: Thursday, May 22nd@ NoonClassied Advertising Display Ads: Thursday, May 22nd@ 5pm Line Ads: Friday, May 23rd@ Noon Editorial Press Releases Thursday, May 22nd @ Noon SEMINOLE Raymond and Gloria Maurer of Seminole will celebrate 50 years of marriage on May 9, 2014. The couple married in 1964 in Dearborn, Michigan. They lived in the Detroit area until 1978 when they moved to the Saline area with their three children. After serving in the U.S. Army, Ray worked for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn as a designer and design leader for more than 31 years. He also helped build a part time business and went to school during this time to earn his bachelors degree. Gloria (Carli) was a stay-at-home mom until the children reached high school age. She then worked as a secretary for Eastern Michigan University where she took classes during her lunch hours. The years that followed brought administrative and management positions at Atwell-Hicks Engineering Firm, Northvilles Nazarene Church and Detroit Medical Center, as well as in a home printing business she started with a friend. She began leading meetings for Weight Watchers part-time and was able to continue this position when they moved to Florida in 2002 to help care for her mother. Gloria also volunteers at Pathways Community Church leading a Bible study and visiting people in hospitals and nursing homes. The couple will celebrate their anniversary by renewing their vows. Their children and grandchildren have planned an anniversary party for family and friends. Raymond and Gloria MaurerMaurers celebrate 50th anniversaryChrist Presbyterian ChurchLARGO A May Friendship Day Service will be presented Friday, May 2, 6 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. SW. Cost of dinner is $8. Call 5848695. The event will be sponsored by Church Women United in Central Pinellas Inc. The guest speaker will be Phoebe Quarterman, operations management consultant with the Department of Children and Family with the state of Florida.St. Matthew Catholic ChurchSEMINOLE The evangelization committee of the St. Matthew Catholic Churchs pastoral council will sponsor an outdoor narrated Mass in the St. James pavilion on Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m., at 9111 90th Ave., N. The purpose of the Mass is to reach out to the un-churched and seekers in the neighboring community who may be curious of what a Catholic Mass is like, but find it intimidating to go inside on their own. St. Matthews is unique in the area to offer an outdoor setting and is issuing an invitation to the neighboring community to come and see, and enjoy hot dogs, chips and soda. There also will be a drawing for gift cards for area restaurants, food and fuel. Attire is casual and some seating will be provided. Attendees may bring lawn chairs or ground covering. Call 393-1288, ext. 208.Connect2Christ ChurchSEMINOLE Connect2Christ Church (C2C Church) is now open at its new location in the former Regions Bank building at 9398 Oakhurst Road. C2C Church is a non-denominational church plant formed in 2010. The Rev. Mary L. Haley serves as the pastor. A leadership board under the direction of Peter Talbott administrates the mission of the church. Church volunteers and professionals have worked hard to refashion the former bank into a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for everyone. There is a childrens room for Bible study, crafts and movies, as well as a nursery. New paint, inside and out, new carpet, landscaping and a new sign confirm that Connect2Christ Church is now ready to open the doors wide to welcome our members and the community. Connect2Christ Church offers Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Visit C2CChurch.com. Faith briefsTaught by Rabbi Alter Korf, the three-part series will begin on Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. at the center. Course topics include: May 8 The Key to Self: This lesson will help attendees establish the foundation of a meaningful life May 15 The Key to Love: Attendees will explore the spiritual factors that can make a relationship greater than the sum of its parts with a passion thats eternal, purposeful, comfortable and which truly reflects Jewish values and attitudes May 22 The Key to Strength: Attendees will delve into ways of coping with difficulty and finding a balance between grieving for what has been lost and feeling hope for the future. The cost for the series is $20. For more information or to register, call 344-4900 or visit www.ChabadSP.com. David N. Weiss visits the Chabad Jewish Center in St. Petersburg May 5.Chabad Jewish CenterST. PETERSBURG Awardwinning screenwriter David N. Weiss will present a series of entertaining events of personal and professional stories in From Hollywood to Holy Hood on Monday, May 5, 7 p.m., at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4010 Park St. N., St. Petersburg. On Friday night and Shabbat morning May 9-10, Weiss will be enrapturing the audience of Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. Weisss hilarious and inspiring tale centers on his wacky journey from secular Jew to dynamic Christian youth leader to Modern Orthodox/blockbusting screenwriter. When you find yourself under a chupah in a Presbyterian Church being married by a Jews for Jesus Rabbi, you know something has to give, said Weiss in a press release. Weiss wrote Shrek 2, The Smurfs and All Dogs Go to Heaven. He also co-wrote the Rugrats movies, Clockstoppers, Are We There Yet? and Academy Award-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. He was nominated for an Emmy as co-head writer for the Rugrats series. The cost for the talk is $10 in advance or $13 at the door. For reservations and more information, call 344-4900 or email info@chabadsp.com. For details about the Saturday event, call 789-0408 or visit www.yichabad.com. The center also will offer the spring course Life Unlocked. Military updatesRenee NassifLARGO Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Renee Nassif, along with approximately 6,000 other sailors and Marines stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, recently returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, marking the end of the ships nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. Nassif is the daughter of James and Carolyn Nassif. She is a 2010 graduate of Largo High School. While deployed, Truman conducted a full range of operations ranging from maritime security operations and multinational exercises, to providing air support for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Truman also conducted integrated operations with the French Navys Charles de Gaulle Strike Group over a five-week period in the Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf. Squadrons assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 flew 2,902 combat sorties, or flights, totaling more than 16,450 hours in support of OEF. Austin FahadST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Austin Fahad recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Fahad is the son of Connie and Waleed Fahad of St. Petersburg. He is a 2013 graduate of Pinellas Park High School.Kale DansbyINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Navy Seaman Kale Dansby recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Dansby is the son of Michael Dansby of Indian Rocks Beach and Laura Dansby of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. He is a 2013 graduate of Saint Cloud Technical High School.Noah TimbergSEMINOLE Air Force Airman Noah Timberg recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Timberg is the son of Patricia Parks of Seminole. He is a 2013 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.Dean HoffmanST. PETERSBURG Dean Hoffman recently was selected for promotion to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army. Hoffman is currently serving as product manager, Manned Aerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance Sensors, Program Executive Office, Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He has served in the military for 23 years. Hoffman is the son of Sherry Predix of Marysville, Pennsylvania, and stepson of Ben Milliken of Summerdale, Pennsylvania. He is the nephew of Leda Hoffman of St. Petersburg. U.S. Army Col. Dean Hoffman IV displays his promotion certificate to colonel in the U.S. Army alongside his family, wife, Angela, and two daughters, Meara and Addison. Hoffman was promoted to colonel during a ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, in early March, among more than 200 family, friends and colleagues.

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(Next to CVS)Largo 727-596-5141GOT ALLERGIES?WEHAVELOCALHONEY!050114Havana Harrys Cafe &Market Delicious Cuban Meals SOS offers adoptable kittens, catsSave Our Strays Inc. houses all of its kittens and most of its cats for adoption with foster families. Kittens and adult cats raised in loving foster homes make great pets. Adopters are able to learn about the personalities of every feline. A no-kill cat rescue organization, Save Our Strays offers kittens and cats at several PetSmart locations in Pinellas County, including: Countryside area, U.S. 19 N. at Enterprise Road, Clearwater; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gateway Mall, 7777 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg; Sundays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tyrone area, Tyrone Boulevard and Park Street, St. Petersburg; once a month Save Our Strays also offers kittens and cats at its Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. For details, call 5451116. All felines are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and are microchipped. To see some of SOSs cats, visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.SPCA to host Barnyard BonanzaLARGO SPCA Tampa Bay will host its Barnyard Bonanza Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon, at the SPCA campus, 9099 130th Ave. N. The inaugural Barnyard Bonanza will feature SPCAs farm-side playground, yard sale, crafts and animal experiences. Home-baked goods will be available for purchase. Twilight Sparkle, a pygmy goat, will be on hand. Proceeds benefit the animals. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.Home Port Marina to host Happy TailsOZONA Home Port Marina will present Happy Tails Thursday, May 1, 6 to 9 p.m., at Ozona Blue, 125 Orange St. The event will feature a casual evening of waterfront dining, live music, raffle and networking with friends and Humane Society of Pinellas supporters. Cost is $50 or $40 for Friends of HSP members. Attendees may pay at the door or RSVP online at interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?n ame=E76187&id=6>.Adopt-A-Palooza setCLEARWATER The Humane Society of Pinellas will host the Adopt-a-Palooza Pet Fair Sunday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road. Billed as the largest pet adoption event in Pinellas County, the fair will feature more than 400 adoptable pets, 30 animal rescue organizations, and more than 2,500 guests. Admission is free. The event will include vendors displaying and selling unique products and services. There also will be activities for people and pets including demonstrations, Ask-A-Trainer sessions, concessions and adoptable pets. For information, visit humanesocietyofpinellas.org.SPCA to host Barnyard BonanzaSPCA Tampa Bay will host the inaugural Barnyard Bonanza Festival and Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon. The event will feature a farm-side playground, food, crafts and animal experiences. Attendees also will have an opportunity to see Twilight Sparkle, the pygmy goat. Proceeds benefit the animals. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.Bout Cats seeks volunteersVolunteers are sought to help Bout Cats, a nonprofit, no-kill cat rescue. Volunteers are the lifeblood of animal rescue. The rescue is looking for volunteers for adoption outlets, fundraising events, transportation needs, assistance with incoming phone calls, and grant writing. Kitten season is coming and foster homes are needed to help get the stray cat population down in Pinellas County. Foster parents give a temporary home to rescued cats until they are adopted. Foster homes are needed for pregnant cats, moms with kittens, orphaned kittens and adult cats. There is such a variety of needs and we try to match foster homes with appropriate circumstances. For information, call Leslee at 418-0820 or email allboutcatsinc@yahoo.com.Volunteers neededSave Our Strays needs volunteers to foster felines. Save Our Strays does not maintain a shelter facility and all of our current foster homes are full. SOS phone requests are presently so great that we must tell callers we cannot help them with the felines in need that they have found. Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Those interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need should call for details. North county residents should call 481-5262. South county pet lovers may call 871-0888 for details or email sos@saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonprofit organization dedicated to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. Puppy Love benefit setST. PETERSBURG Pet Pal Animal Shelter will present a Night at the Theater Friday, May 16, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. The 12th annual Puppy Love benefit will feature an evening of silent and live auctions, raffles, food, drinks and entertainment. Cost is $75 a ticket or $650 for a table of 10. Proceeds will benefit the shelter. For more information, visit www.petpalanimal shelter.com. Pets of the week Pets of the week Paw printsAllieSay hello to adorable Allie. She is a sweet, 13-year-old calico cat who was brought to the SPCA Tampa Bay after her previous owner got sick and could not care for her anymore. This loving cat is looking for a forever home and needs a patient family that wouldnt mind giving her a little extra TLC to help her come out of her shell. Allie is a part of the SPCAs Golden Paws senior pet adoption program, so the fee to bring her home is just $25. This includes her spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and free 30 days of pet insurance. Spend some time with Allie at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org. ChaseBig boy Chase is only 10 months old and weighs 60 pounds. His serial number at Pinellas County Animal Services is 313084, and if you bring this article with you, he can be yours for only $25. All pets offered here are spayed or neutered and have all their required shots. Visit him at 12450 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellas county.org/animalservices/petfind.htm. FlashMeet a big, beautiful 5-year-old orange tabby. He is extremely gentle and loves attention. His huge green eyes will melt your heart. He has tested positive for feline leukemia but is otherwise very healthy and happy. He is hoping to find his forever home. Meet Flash and other wonderful animals at Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, call 5226566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.

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16A Schools Leader, May 1, 2014 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! www.TBNweekly.com e-E d itions040413 032014 011614 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. Whats Sellingin Pinellas County 3BR/2.5BA/2CG Belleair Madeira Beach St. Petersburg $345,000 SOLD 2BR/2BA $84,900 SOLD 3BR/2BA $244,000 SOLD SOLD This 3/2.5, 2,685 Sq. Ft. townhome was completely renovated. Listed for $349,000.Dorothy ShumanColdwell Banker Sea Towers Condo SOLD in just 90 days.Rita ShepardCharles Rutenberg Realty In Gated Community of Shores of Long Bayou. Top floor corner unit with one car garage. Hardwood flooring, crown moldings, open living. Screened balcony w/views of the Bayou. Buyers One Year Home Warranty included.Charmaine MartinezBerkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group 14 unit apartment building with a great mix of four 2BR/2BA and ten 1BR/1BA units across from a City Park. Fully occupied and in top condition.Pat CalhoonSmith & Associates050114 14 Unit Building Clearwater $750,000 Largo High alumni invited to final homecomingLARGO The alumni of Largo High School are invited to the schools Final Homecoming Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13, 5 to 8 p.m., at 410 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. See the current buildings once last time before the wrecking ball swings this summer, and the school undergoes a two-year renovation. Walk through the campus, enjoy a band a choral concert and say farewell to the old high school. Memorabilia, including bricks and pieces of the gym floor, as well as T-shirts and food will be available for purchase. For more information, visit the Largo High School Athletic Booers at www.largohsathleticboosters.com or Facebook.com/LargoHSAthleticBoosters. was her older sister in 2011. Eckerd is truly part of our family now. Eckerd has a tradition of inviting respected leaders in their fields. The speakers are not paid. During the ceremony Harris-Perry will receive an honorary degree from Eckerd.Phi Kappa Phi inducts new membersSeveral local residents recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The following residents were inducted: Leeann Ho of Largo was initiated into University of South Florida chapter James Rivenbark of Seminole was initiated into University of Massachusetts Amherst chapter Samantha Travis of Seminole was initiated into University of South Florida chapter These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Azalea Middle to celebrate 50th anniversaryST. PETERSBURG The staff and students at Azalea Middle School will celebrate the schools 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school, 7855 22nd Ave. N. Community members and former students have been invited to attend. For more information, call Angela Owens at 893-2606, ext. 2073.Sandy Lane receives $50,000 grantCLEARWATER Sandy Lane Elementary School has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children. The school was nominated for the award by the Council for Educational Change, an organization that partners with the Pinellas County School District and wrote the grant application for the school. The funds will pay for computers and interactive white boards that will provide school-wide access to a digital reading and mathematics series in the 2014-15 school year. The Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children annually awards grants to schools where 90 percent or more of the student body is eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Dates set for Summer Bridge programsPinellas County Schools will once again offer Summer Bridge programs for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Core programs for elementary, middle and high school students will run Monday through Thursday from June 17 to July 24. Summer Bridge extended learning programs are aimed at preventing learning losses and preparing students for the next grade level. The programs, which include enrichment activities, are especially important for students who are performing below grade level. They also are beneficial for students who are performing at grade level but need extra support to stay on track. Program dates have been announced to give families plenty of time to plan their summer activities around Summer Bridge if needed. Elementary programs are planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle school programs are planned for 8 a.m. to noon. High school programs are planned for 8 to 11 a.m. Site locations for elementary and middle school programs are being finalized. All high schools will offer Summer Bridge. The Summer Bridge website is www.pcsb.org/summerbridge. Largo school celebrates National Bike to School Day LARGO The Largo Police Department and Clearwater accident attorney and bicycle safety advocate Jim Dodson will celebrate National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 7, by biking from Publix at 857 W. Bay Drive to Mildred Helms Elementary School. The students will meet at the Publix at 7:30 a.m. Dodson will provide each participant with a healthy breakfast. A specialist from Chainwheel Drive will inspect each bicycle for safety, and a certified helmet specialist from Jim Dodson Law will fit students helmets. Then the students will ride their bicycles to the elementary school, about half a mile south. Largo police will provide traffic enforcement to ensure each participant arrives safely to their destination by 8:30 a.m. We will be giving away free bicycle headlights and taillights to the students who dont have them on their bike or who need a new one, said Sergeant George Edmiston, Largos traffic enforcement officer. The League of American Bicyclists created national Bike to School Day in May 2012 in order to teach children bicycling safety. Each year about 1,000 schools in 49 states celebrate the day, which kicks off National Bike Safety Month. Florida is one of the most dangerous states for bicycling safety. Its critically important for children to know and understand how to ride their bicycle safely, and why its so important for them to wear a bike helmet whenever they ride. We want every child to experience the thrill of riding a bike and doing it safely, said Dodson. Parents are welcomed to attend. For more information on the event, call Kati at 446-0840 or email kati@jwdodsonlaw.com. This aerial view of the Largo High School campus is from the 1960s. Starting this summer, the school will be renovated over the next two years.Northside Christian School to stage musicalST. PETERSBURG Northside Christian Schools Fine Arts Department will present Never The Musical! Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, at Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Ave. N. Show times will be Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.nck12.com. For information, call 541-7593. Never The Musical! is a contemporary adaptation of three Old Testament stories Ruth, Joseph and Samson. It is a story about a second chance for a troubled, inner city neighborhood and the people who live there. NCS alumna Katie Combs wrote the show.Harris-Perry to speak at Eckerd commencementST. PETERSBURG Melissa Harris-Perry, a political science professor and host of an MSNBC TV show, will be the speaker for the 51st Eckerd College commencement on Sunday, May 18. Harris-Perry, author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America, is the aunt of graduating Eckerd senior Christina Smith. The Melissa Harris-Perry news and opinion show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Harris-Perry will return to her alma mater, Wake Forest University, as professor of Politics and International Affairs on July 1. She has been named a presidential chair, an endowed position that recognizes and supports exceptional faculty who embody Wake Forests teacherscholar ideas. Harris-Perry was a faculty member at Tulane University since 2011. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. In an era characterized by impoverished political discourse, Dr. Harris-Perry, through her show, has created a forum for probing many of the vexing political and social issues facing our nation, said Donald Eastman, Eckerd president, in a press release. Im honored to address the 2014 graduating class of Eckerd College, Perry said. My own beloved niece is among the graduates as School notesSeven Pinellas County Schools students have won a total of 10 national awards in the 2014 Scholastic Art Awards. The students will be honored at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6. The program will be livestreamed on the Scholastic website. Eric Voorhis, a senior at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, won three national awards including one of only three national awards of the inaugural 3D Systems Award. The 3D Systems Award is part of the Future New award category, which is dedicated to new and innovative projects. Voorhis won the 3D Systems Award for his creation Visual Representations of Audio Field, a sculpture created using revolutionary three-dimensional printing technology. Eric converted mp3 music into a visual two-dimensional plane, creating a final image containing millions of pixels composed into static white noise. The resulting three, 3D static blocks represent the complexity of sound as an image. Pinellas County Schools was awarded a 3D printer by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, which presents the Scholastic Awards, in September. The 3D technology expands possibilities for our student artists, giving them a new medium to experiment with and master, said Sue Castleman in a press release. Castleman is a PreK-12 visual arts specialist. Were so happy for Eric to be recognized as one of the first winners in this category, and so proud of all of our national award winners as it is truly the highest artistic honor for our students. The 2014 award winners are: Zoe Basheka, grade 10, Dixie Hollins High School, received a silver medal for her design work titled, Climate Change Angelica DeLillo, grade 12, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a gold medal for her ceramic work titled, Woven Angelica DeLillo, grade 12, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a silver medal for her Art Portfolio Marissa Jennings, grade 11, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a silver medal for her photograph titled, Ladder Brittany Klemm, grade 12, Northeast High School, received a silver medal for her drawing titled, Mr. Fabulous Crow Indigo Naar, grade 10, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received an American Vision Award for her fashion work titled, Knot Myself. Eric Voorhis, grade 12, PCCA at Gibbs High School, received a gold medal for his jewelry work titled, Halation; a silver medal for his Art Portfolio; and a 3/D Systems Award, in the Future New category, for his work titled Visual Representations of Audio Filed Karolina Zuchowski, grade 11, Dixie Hollins High School, received a gold medal for her digital art titled, Unseen The students qualified for the national competition after winningPCS students win National Scholastic Art AwardsGold Key awards in the Pinellas Region Awards, which is sponsored by Raymond James Inc. and The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg. In the Pinellas Region, 2,121 works of art were submitted, with 593 winning regional awards and 114 winning Gold Key awards. The 114 Pinellas Region Gold Key winners were among 100,000 submitted to the national competition. Of those, 1,800 national awards were selected.Pinellas County Schools receive $4 million Pinellas County Schools will receive just over $4.2 million in funding as part of the states School Recognition Program. More than 40 schools will receive various amounts of the funds ranging from $244,000 at Palm Harbor University High to $27,000 at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary. The School Recognition Program acknowledges the quality of public schools by giving financial rewards based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement in reading, mathematics, science, and writing. Schools eligible for recognition awards include those receiving an A school grade, improving at least one letter grade from the previous year, or improving more than one letter grade and sustaining the improvement the following school year.

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Inshore, high tide has been the right time to target oyster bars for reds and snook. Live chumming with pilchards has been lights out on the end of the incoming and the start of the outgoing tide. Look for those oyster mounds that are in close proximity to a creek mouth to be the best. Trout fishing has been really good all week. Water temperatures are right for their spring spawn. Deep grass areas just inside the passes as well as spoil island drop-offs are places to target. Glass minnow pods are showing up over grass patches right now and its just the thing we needed to get the trout to move back in. Look for the dipping terns to give away the presence of the glass minnows. King fishing has been excellent in the 30to 40foot range. Medium sized kingfish are abundant in these depths. Target artificial structures as well as hard bottom and ledges. Troll either spoons on a number 2 or 3 planer or live blue runners and or threadfin herring on a stinger rig. Spanish mackerel have been slow to arrive this spring, but have now begun to really make their presence felt especially in the southern part of our county. The skyway fishing piers are a great option right now if targeting Spanish mackerel. Casting gotcha plugs or small spoons behind a 3 to 4 ounce-trolling sinker are pierfishing staples. Other options would include live threadfins fished either free-lined or suspended a few feet underneath a float.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. Photo courtesy of CAPT. MARK HUBBARDJacob Grant, left, and his dad Perkins Grant of South Carolina show off a kingfish they reeled in while trolling recently off Johns Pass. A memorable catch Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Sport newsCeltic FC to offer summer campsLARGO Celtic FC Florida will present its 2014 Celtic International soccer camp for all skill levels ages 6 to 15 Monday through Friday, July 7-11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Seminole Warhawks Complex, 125th St. in Largo. The camp is a unique opportunity for young players to receive instruction from trainers and coaches of the Glasgow, Scotland youth academy. Campers will advance their proficiency through technical skills development, small-sided games, skills testing and feedback and advice from the international instructors. Registration is $249 before June 1 or $274 after. Each camper will receive a Celtic training jersey. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 2824660 or email info@celtic.net.USA Diving junior event at SW ComplexLARGO West Florida Lightning Aquatics and the Pinellas County Sports Commission hosted USA Divings Junior East Nationals April 25-27 at the Southwest Recreation Complex. More than 240 elite junior divers ages 9 to 18 from around the country and 70 club and college coaches attended the meet. The Tampa Bay area had four divers from West Florida Lightning Aquatics who qualified to participate in the event. They included Amy Wotovich, 10 of Redington Shores; Ashley Gonzalez, 12, of Belleair; Dillon Richardson, 12, of Riverview and Keegan Richardson, 16, of Riverview. Wotovich, Gonzalez and Dillon Richardson competed both on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. Keegan Richardson dove the 3-meter springboard. Seminole High School Senior Layna Hatfield was recruited and signed a letter of intent to play in the fall 2014 season for Troy University, a NCAA Division I school in Troy, Alabama. She played on the Seminole High School girls soccer team for four years and was co-captain of the team her senior year. She has also played for Strictly Soccer Club in St. Petersburg for the last two years. 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No one debates this. It is so obvious. Yet, should you need to keep tabs on free-ranging dolphins at sea to study their population biology, mobility takes on vivid meaning. The other day Capt. John Heidemann and I swung around a point of land in our boat and entered a broad pocket of shimmering seas. Here and there in the distance, the fins of four bottlenose dolphins flashed intermittently like fireflies on a summer night. Widely scattered, they were at all points of the compass. We headed to the closest dolphin. It met us halfway. Greeting behavior like this is not axiomatic. It is only dolphins that know you habituated dolphins that swing by to greet you. When it does happen, it always strikes a chord. The small adult who greeted us was a teenager we call Plunder. His unusual name derives from his moms name, which is Strip. Her unusual name was derived from the shred of skin hanging from her dorsal the first time we encountered her (which healed without a scar). Plunder lingered briefly and then vanished. He returned to the far side of the bay to resume his hunt for lunch; even dolphins make hay while the sun shines. Siren-like, two other teen dolphins whirled behind us momentarily. We headed over but should have known what was coming. They were socializing, or rather Plunders schoolmate Trix was trying to socialize with an unknown dolphin a little smaller than herself. They grappled and darted, appearing and disappearing like objects in a computer game. With the energy of youth, they skidded across dozens of yards of silky waters. They appeared in front of us, behind us, in front of us, to the side, but always in the distance. After many minutes of this, small sighs began leaking from Capt. Heidemann. Driving the boat on days like today is not easy! Eventually, we secured evidence of the dolphins identity. By and by, Plunders small dark form appeared at Trixs side. They worked up a head of steam and sprinted off into the distance. It was time to get pictures of the fourth dolphin anyway, presumably the mother of the playmate. She joined her calf and they too sprinted into distant waters. Capt. Heidemann and I dutifully kept our noses to the grindstone but ultimately illustrated another axiom of dolphin population biology: how to spend an hour to get 60 pictures. Despite our fleeing views, we were able to document that Plunders slate-gray back and tail were once again clearly crisscrossed with white and light gray patches of parallel lines. These lines were toothrakes. Axiomatically, toothrakes come from other sea creatures with teeth. Teenage and bull bottlenose dolphins usually have some toothrakes. But the number of toothrakes can sometimes reach epidemic proportions. When it does, we say that the dolphin is mosaicked. Newly independent (weaned) teenage dolphins are good candidates for the mosaic (take it like a man!). We do not understand the mosaic. Who leaves the toothrakes? Under what circumstances? There are several possibilities. Perhaps Plunder plays with extra zest (every day is a holiday). He has spent the last year with schoolmate Trix, who also currently has some toothrakes. If the record consistently shows that they both have toothrakes at the same time, it would still not be clear whether they gave them to each other or both got them from someone else. Perhaps Plunder is regularly assured of his lesser status among adult males (the kid can take a punch). He is a young bull, on his own for just two years now. We either see him hunting or traveling with Trix. We have seen him attempt to hold his own among bigger bulls. But we never see him with the biggest bulls, which he could not take on. Photo by ANN WEAVERLocal bottlenose dolphins usually surface to breathe with great aplomb. Here, Plunders splashy surface may be his way of attacking the world with an appetite.Perhaps Plunder is the sadder but wiser survivor of a death-defying struggle (successfully dodged the bullet). Or does he play with young sharks? Though Plunder is a slate-gray hairless mammal, maybe he is the definitive dumb blond! Whatever is the case, Plunder has staying power. Since Christmas of 2012, poor little Plunder has been mosaicked a half dozen times. Actually, I think Plunder is out there taking his punches with the best of them. Wait! I have got it! HE is the wolf in sheeps clothing! But that is not how he got his name.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54@gmail.com or visit www.goodnaturedstatistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Pinellas African Violet Society to meetLARGO The African Violet Society of Pinellas will meet Monday, May 5, 7 p.m., at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE. The speaker will be by Mary Lou Harden. She will discuss using violets in the home. Harden is a designer and she will share ways to create designs using violet plants or violet blooms. Anyone who has an interest in growing violets is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and a plant raffle as well as a show-and-tell session. Call 813-920-7270.Florida Native Plant Society to meetCLEARWATER The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. A free nature photography program will be presented. Attendees will learn about creating sharp, well-composed photos of landscapes, or 867-9149 or visit pinellas.fnpschapters.org.Weedon to host guided hikeST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturday, May 3, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. To register, call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time will be offered Thursday, May 1, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. To register, call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. BriefsCLEARWATER Tampa Bay Water is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Water-Wise Awards program. Residents with a yard that incorporates Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles with an attractive design may have what it takes to win. The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30. All residents, businesses, builders or other organizations in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties as well as the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and New Port Richey are eligible to apply. Applying for a Water-Wise Award is easy. Simply fill out the online application form at tampabaywaterwise.org with a brief description and photos of your water-efficient landscape. Each landscape entry will be evaluated and scored on-site by a local Florida-Friendly Landscaping representative during regular business hours in July. Applicants need not be present for this evaluation. A winning landscape balances attractive design with Florida-Friendly plants and landscape elements, as well as water-efficient irrigation techniques that have a positive impact on our environment. Its part of the stations mission to try to minimize our impact on the environment, its kind of in our DNA, said 2012 winner Paul Carrol of WMNF Radio. Winners are awarded with a custom-made, mosaic landscape stepping-stone during a ceremony presented by county commissioners, city council members or even mayors within their local government. To get a glimpse at past Community Water-Wise Award winners water efficient landscapes and to learn more about the benefits of a water-wise landscape, visit Tampa Bay Waters Community WaterWise video series. Each video in the series features a past winners experience with the Water-Wise program, including information about their personal landscaping practices, irrigation techniques and what it means to be Water-Wise. The Water-Wise Awards program is designed to recognize attractive, water-conserving landscapes in various water-use sectors, including homes, businesses, industry and government. The program also seeks to identify actual examples of outstanding Florida-friendly, water-wise landscaping and to promote those principles within the community. Tampa Bay Water accepting entries for Water-Wise Awards

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By LEE CLARK ZUMPELARGO Eight OClock Theatre is prepared to send audiences back to school more specifically, back to Rydell High, class of 1959. The EOT production of Grease will debut Friday, May 2, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. The show will run through May 11. Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sundays, 2 p.m. An extra show has been added on Wednesday, May 7, 8 p.m. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The musical comedy features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Its back to the 1950s with a crew of duck-tailed, hot-rodding greasers and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The schools alpha male, Danny Zuko, returns to school bragging about his summer fling. When the object of his affection the new, good girl, Sandy Dumbrowski arrives on campus, Zuko has to choose between rekindling his summer romance or maintaining his macho image. The show boasts songs such as Greased Lightnin, Its Raining on Prom Night and Alone at the Drive-In Movie, all recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the worlds most popular musicals. Mallory Quinn will play the role of Sandy in this production. Quinn, a Tampa native. has been performing since age 4. As a child she performed as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz on Broadways Tampa productions starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt as well as taking part in various dance performances. She is an alumnus of Blake High School for the Performing Arts where she majored in musical theatre. I started dancing at the age of 4, and always loved watching dance musicals growing up, Quinn said in an interview. My favorites were shows like West Side Story, Singin In the Rain, A Chorus Line and Grease. Quinns love of dance musicals inspired her to start singing. I did some singing when I was little, but I didnt really start doingSpotlight on GreaseA lot of work brought Eight OClock Theatres latest production to the stage musicals until I auditioned for Blake High School for the Performing Arts and got accepted for musical theatre, she said. I started doing mostly ensemble dance roles, and then after high school, really got into mainly singing roles. Among her regional theater credits are The Last Five Years as Cathy, RENT as Mimi, Les Miserables as Eponine, Company as April, Smokey Joes Caf as Brenda and Music of the Knight: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends as a soloist and choreographer. Having played so many different roles, Quinn said it is difficult to single one out as her favorite. If I had to pick one favorite it would probably be Eponine in Les Miserables because I wanted to play that part since I was a little girl, Quinn said. I enjoy playing characters that can really make the audience feel something by sharing a common pain with them. I think every woman in the world can relate to Eponines pain of unrequited love, whether on a small or much larger scale. Hearing an audience cry with you is such an incredible feeling and doing that show was one of the best connections I have ever had with an audience. Quinn said her interest in any given role depends upon her own history with the show. If it is a show Ive loved for a long time, or one where I relate to the character, Ill go for it, she said. Of course, Ive grown upDiversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, May 1, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com 050114 The Power of Knowledge ... 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For reservations and more information, call 588-3758. The three directors of the schools fine arts program have been working together for more than 25 years. This year, two of them will retire: choir director William Renfroe and drama director Debra Wortock. Along with band director Christopher Benoit, they decided to put on the iconic musical this year, realizing that it would be a culmination of their careers during the schools 100-year anniversary. Aside from the feat of planning and practicing all the musical numbers, the show will be a technical challenge with three backdrops, more moving sets than fit well in the tiny backstage area and ambitious special effects. A school orchestra of more than 25 will accompany the actors, the biggest pit a LHS musical production has ever used. Traditionally, the school puts on a musical production every other year. But while the school auditorium the oldest stage in the county is being gutted and renovated, that will be on hold.Largo High performs The Wizard of OzLARGO Visitors can bring the entire family to the Florida Botanical Gardens for a wide array of art activities at the third annual Diggin the Arts festival Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Diggin the Arts features handson activities including art and gardening demonstrations and a live on-site painting competition, as well as garden tours, vendors, booths, music and refreshments. Local museums and art centers participating include the Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Morean Arts Center for Clay, Florida Craftsmen, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Suntan Art Center and the Beach Art Center.Diggin the Arts festival is hands-on family fun Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESEmily Miloro, center, playing Auntie Em during a rehearsal April 17, consoles Dorothy, played by Bianca Rotondo, left, as Miss Gulch, played by Laura Velez, remains resolute in her decision to take Toto away from Dorothy. Photo courtesy of FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENSColorful rain barrels decorated by participating museums, art centers and the Florida Botanical Gardens will be available at Diggin the Arts. Photos by LEAH HAMILTONAbove, Sandy (Mallory Quinn), foreground, joins the Pink Ladies (from left, Katie Eichler, Rachael Crissman and Lauren Clark) in a number during rehearsals for EOT's production of Grease. Below, the Greasers (top, Billy Masuck; middle row, from left, Kyle Hill and Jacob Howard; and bottom row, Michael Mekus and Jonathan Pouliot) rehearse "Greased Lightnin'" in the Largo Feed Store. watching Grease and have seen the movie a million times. Quinn said her mother told her that, as a child, she used to arrange her Barbie dolls in a line and have them dance to songs from Grease possibly an early sign of her choreography skills. To be honest, when I went to audition for Grease, Sandy was not a role I thought I would be called back for, Quinn said. All See GREASE, page 3A See DIGGIN, page 4B

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Certain surgeons patient 24. Newswoman Zahn 26. The Adventures of ___ and Otis, film 27. ___ Masters Voice 28. Hansens disease 30. Black gold 31. Come by 33. Wisdom 35. Contact, e.g. 37. Water barrier 38. Temporary substitutes 42. Survivor from an earlier different environment 46. Popular retrieving dog 47. Covers up 49. Density symbol 50. Times to call, in classifieds 52. Kitchen counter? 53. Extinct, flightless birds of New Zealand 54. Bombard 55. Whats ___? 56. Some people cant take them 57. Short poem with ab,aa,abab rhyme scheme 60. Flatter servilely 62. Fire up 63. Figure 64. More vulnerable 65. Honors Down 0 1. Petroleum distillate used as a solvent 0 2. Receive something specified in a will 0 3. Most swampy 0 4. Nonchalantly unconcerned 0 5. Schindlers ___ 0 6. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 0 7. Railroad station porter 0 8. Slew 0 9. Parenthesis, essentially 10. All the rage 11. Discrimination against older people 12. Bring up 13. Really good 14. Part of a heartbeat 21. One of ___ (Willa Cather novel) 24. Nautical flag 25. Ambitious person 28. Feudal lord 29. Holy cow! 32. Matterhorn, e.g. 34. Moray, e.g. 36. 100 meter runner 38. Stayed in bed longer (2 wds) 39. Greek cafe 40. Dagger reference mark 41. ___ Like It Hot 43. Period in history marked by tools and weapons (2 wds) 44. Movable personal property (law) 45. Horseshoes players 48. Lament 51. Steplike mine excavation 53. Distance runner 56. Bantu person inhabiting Rwanda and Burundi 58. Ceiling 59. ... ___ he drove out of sight 61. Chain letters?HoroscopesMay 1, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Sacrifices are required this week, Capricorn. A friends idea is not as sound as it seems. Investigate it a bit further. A cherished treasure gets a facelift.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Conversations at home heat up with the arrival of a guest. Enjo y the banter, Aquarius. A health condition improves with a change in diet.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Recovery comes slowly to a friend. Support them however you can, Pisces. They will pay it forward. A financial mystery is solved. Celebrate!AriesMarch 21 April 19Up and down, round and round. Life will move like a rolle r coaster this week. Enjoy the ride, Aries. The mundane will soon return. A secret is revealed.TaurusApril 20 May 20Ready for a rip-roaring time, Taurus? A blast from the pas t drops by for a visit. A home improvement project comes in unde r budget. Good job!GeminiMay 21 June 21Come on, Gemini. No more stalling. Make the trade. A promise is broken, but all is not lost. A couple of young friends will step in to help.CancerJune 22 July 22Impulsive buys rarely benefi t you until this week. Bargains are all around, Cancer. Rake up. A relative makes an interesting proposal.LeoJuly 23 August 22Relax, Leo. Relationships tend to come and go, and its not uncommon for people to weave in and out of each others lives. Focus on the bonds that cannot be broken.VirgoAugust 23 September 22An old school chum drops b y unannounced. Welcome them with open arms, Virgo. Young mischief lightens the mood at a party. Suspicion grows at work.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Feeling underappreciated, Libra? You are not alone. Invite the gang over to commiserate with you and plot your next move. A deadline nears.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Uh-uh-uh, Scorpio. Its high time you focused on yourself. The next time a friend calls, tell them youre busy. A craft project with teens turns into great fun.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Way to go, Sagittarius! You worked hard, and it will soon pa y off with a promotion. A financial risk is well worth taking. Don t miss out! A q uestion remains. Looking Ahead Looking AheadClearwater Fifth annual Festival of the Chariots and Ratha Yatra Parade, Saturday, May 3, 1 to 4:30 p.m., at The Pier 60 Pavilion, 1 Causeway Blvd., on the beach, Clearwater Beach. This Indian multi-cultural parade and festival will be celebrated with entertainment for the whole family. There will be live music, singing, classical dance, books, bazaar, and lots of free delicious vegetarian food. The Ratha Yatra Parade is the oldest known parade in the world. The procession route is about two miles long and can be easily walked by all age groups. It will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion and will return to the same location. The parade will move in a leisurely fashion, stopping here and there along the route, giving way to song and dance. The processions unique feature is a huge chariot with a blue, red and yellow canopy decorated with swans, lotus flowers, flags, Hanuman and a brass chakra on top. This chariot has two very thick ropes attached to it that are over one hundred feet long. These ropes are pulled by the paradegoers, propelling the chariot along the parade route. Riding on the chariot are the deities of Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra, decorated with stunning silk outfits and real flowers. Accompanying the procession is lively Indian music and dancing, backed by double-headed mrdanga drums and karatala hand cymbals. Laughs & Draughts Saturday, May 3, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Headlining the event will be Shawn Wayans. The lineup also will feature Julian McCullough and Boomer Nichols. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The beer tasting will run 6 to 8 p.m. The comedy show will be presented from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. This event is for adults age 21 and older. Guests will be required to present identification at the gate. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Ticket price includes four beer tasting tickets and general admission to the comedy show. Additional beer tasting tickets will be sold at the event one for $2, three for $5 and 15 for $20. One ticket is good for a beer sample, and three are needed for a full beer. In partnership with Cigar City Brewing Company, a few of the many selections that will be available to taste will be Cigar City Maduro, Cigar City Jai Alai, Cigar City Helles, Cigar City Florida Cracker and many more. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.funnsunclearwater.com. Brit Floyd, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Having performed to more than one million fans around the world since its first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, Brit Floyd The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd Show returns to North America to perform Discover, a stunning new threehour chronological musical journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 to 1994. Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyds musical performance also will be accompanied by amazing original video and brand new animation, inspired by the timelessly brilliant artwork designs of longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. Cuatro de Mayo, Sunday, May 4, noon to 3 p.m., at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Attendees will have an opportunity to mingle with local artists and browse new art. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 446-4566. Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari, Sunday, May 4, 7 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Fornaciari, nominated Italian bluesrock singer and one of Europes best-selling artists, will tour North America this spring in support of his latest album, La Sesin Cubana. Known as a musical wanderer, Fornaciaris album achieves a long-held dream of recording in Cuba with the best native musicians in Havana, and exploring the roots of American music along the way. During the course of his four-decade career, Fornaciari has sold more than 40 million albums around the world and won numerous awards including two World Music Awards and six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards. He was also nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award in the Traditional R&B Vocal category for You Are So Beautiful, the song he performed on alongside Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton and Robert Randolph. Gulfport Gulfport Art Walk Friday, May 2, 6 to 10 p.m., on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers. The event features new artists every week and includes several different sculpture and paint mediums, jewelry, photography, fish rubbings, upcycled items, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, body products and more. Most recently, Art Walk has added a new component called Collective Soulz. Collective Soulz brings to Gulfport new and emerging artists, whose talents range from photography to pottery and from drawing to music, giving them the opportunity to see if they can succeed as a working artist at street fairs. Live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district, including Stephanie, Jay Pritchard, and Paul Anthony. The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport offers step-by-step classes and instruction in specialized areas such as glass casting, glass fusing, sculptural welding and forged steel for students. While browsing the art and craft booths, attendees also can check out Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries and enjoy dinner at one of more than a dozen restaurants within the area. There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available from off-site parking areas. Visit www.GulfportMA.com. Sunsation Show Chorus: Singin the Blues for You ; Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m., at Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Tickets are $15. Call 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com.St. Petersburg Regrets Only, by Paul Rudnick, May 2-18, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Call 866-1973. Regrets Only is a hilariously intelligent comedy jam-packed with witty one-liners and devilish cattiness. Mixing conservative politics and gay marriage like a well stirred martini in the swank Manhattan home of socialites Jack and Tibby McCullough is funny enough but fueling it with the fabulous fashion designer Hank Hadley ensures no one will know where the party ends up. Broken Lives Illustrated, an art exhibit and film screening, Friday, May 2, 6 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Artwork will be on display with film beginning at 8 p.m. Artist Jake Troyli and filmmaker Nick Brengle will be on hand during the event to talk about their works. Admission is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door to benefit The Studio@620. The film consists of interviews with 12 of St. Petersburgs homeless population, telling their individual stories, juxtaposed with footage of Jake Troyli translating these people into fine art. The purpose of this project was to use art to capture, and immortalize, these individuals in a way that allows their stories to get the attention they deserve. The combination of the uncensored look into the souls of these people, alongside artistic renderings showing them at their most exposed, creates an experience that is at once haunting and inspirational. Visit www.studio620.org or call 895-6620. Broad Comedy: A Tribute to Women Humorists presented by Wordier Than Thou and The Studio@620, Sunday May 4, 7 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. This unique evening is being coordinated by the Wordier Than Thou collective who have been bringing wonderful open mic prose/short story readings to the studio each month. The event will feature more than a dozen Tampa Bay area women reading from funny ladies including Dorothy Parker, Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, Mindy Kaling and more. The event will be hosted by Meredith Myers, the Stand-Up Librarian. Readers will include Sarah Fryett, Julie Garisto, Mitzi Gordon, Tenea D. Johnson, Heather Jones, Lisa Lanser Rose, Jenny Miller, Meredith Myers, Emily Nipps, Tiffany Razzano, Nadine Smith, Gina Vivinetto and Cathy Wos. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Call 895-6620 or visit www.studio620.org. The Clinic Quartet, Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The show will feature atmospheric and improvised jazz with The Clinic, featuring four fine multi-instrumentalists including David Pate, saxophones/woodwinds; Jim Stewart, percussion; Bill Folwell, bass, trumpet and autoharp; and Ella Fredrickson, theremin/amplified cello. The Clinic was founded by David Pate as an avenue to explore different sound-scapes. The music is spontaneously improvised within subtle guidelines allowing for constantly changing textures, timbres and direction. The result is an explosion of musical voices that range from ambient atmospheres to raging free-jazz; always leading the listener (and performers) into uncharted and unexpected musical domains. Admission is $10 per person. Email David Pate at patesax@hotmail.com or visit www.studio620.org.

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Quinn admits that at first glance, Sandy as a character can seem like a boring, prudish personality. However, as Ive gotten to know the character a little bit more, I am very excited because I feel that Sandy is misunderstood, Quinn said. There are aspects of Sandy that I can relate to a lot. As an example, Quinn said she was definitely the purity girl in high school. For that reason, Quinn said, she had a lot of trouble with dating, which Sandy experiences. I can relate to people making fun of Sandys decisions, rather than respecting them, and the rejection that she feels there. While I think most patrons who see Grease might think Sandy is not fun, my goal is to make the audience enjoy and understand her by the end of the show. I just hope young girls dont watch this show and think, oh I just have to give in to peer pressure and change for a guy to like me. According to Quinn, the most enjoyable part of preparing for a production is getting to know the cast and crew and really bond with them. Ive only been in rehearsals a short time and have already made some great friends who I know I want to perform with again someday, Quinn said. In every show I feel I have grown as not only a performer but as a person from being around some amazing individuals. Quinn also said that this production presents unique hurdles. This is one of the most difficult roles Ive been cast as due to the popularity of the show and the role, she said. It is a lot of pressure to play an iconic role and I dont want to disappoint people who come to the show expecting to see a blonde, tiny, Olivia Newton John with an Australian accent. She also acknowledges that most people know the music to Grease perfectly, so getting it just right can be demanding and stressful. No matter the amount of pressure, though, she clearly enjoys the challenge. Theater has always been a part of my life, and I couldnt imagine my life without it even though I chose not to pursue it as my professional career, Quinn said. Quinn currently attends the University of South Florida where she is enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis doctorate program. She also works as an instructor and conducts research at the university. She has combined her love for performing arts with behavior analysis research by conducting a study where she used a teaching tool, which focuses on positive reinforcement and auditory feedback (TAGteach) to train dance instructors to enhance the performance of four young dance students in their classes. Her research is currently pending publication in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. As far as role models in the acting industry go, Quinn points to someone who made similar life decisions. Natalie Portman would be my choice because despite having success in acting, she finished a psychology degree at Harvard University and graduated with honors before really diving into her acting career, Quinn explained. As a full time student, I respect anyone who puts their education first but still makes time to pursue their dreams. Playing opposite her in Grease will be Kyle Hill, starring as Danny. Hill grew up in West Virginia and began acting in high school doing his first musical, Little Shop of Horrors, in the role of Seymour. Shortly after, he moved to the Tampa Bay area and in 2009 he did his first show in Florida as ensemble in Chicago at St. Petersburg City Theatre. Since then, Hill has performed in a variety of productions such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Hairspray at St. Petersburg City Theatre; and Funny Girl, Broadways Best and The Full Monty at Eight OClock Theatre; and Fiddler on the Roof at Francis Wilson Playhouse. Hill first became involved with Eight OClock Theatre in 2010 during the production of The Drowsy Chaperone. James Grenelle, our current director, knew me from a previous production and asked if I would join the cast as ensemble, Hill said. The production ran in May 2011. More recently, Hill appeared in Lost at Sea and La Cage aux Folles at EOT. Hill admitted that he had to have an open mind when approaching the character of Danny. Especially when there is a movie version of the show that is known and loved by many, Hill said. I always try to take characters like this and make them my own. I know I dont want to be John Travolta; however, I do want to stay true to the Danny that is written. In preparing to play the role, Hill had a few revelations about the character. After reading the script for the stage show, I was surprised to find that although Danny plays cool and sly, truly he is insecure, Hill said. So this made me rethink him just a little when trying to become him on stage. Hill said this production has an especially talented group of people committed to bringing it to the stage. According to Hill, the strong cast sets this show apart from other productions. They are all so talented and everyone in this show truly shines in their own way, he said. Hill said he loves working with EOT and he explained his high regard for the troupe. Theres a real sense of family with them and they always welcome new talent with open arms, Hill said. Like Quinn, Hill feels a certain amount of pressure working on any stage show. The most difficult part is the stress to strive to get it right, Hill said. It doesnt matter if I am crew, ensemble, supporting or a lead in a musical. The pressure not to mess up always lingers over me. But its obviously worth it and seeing the finished product is the payoff. The most enjoyable part of preparing for any musical is seeing all the individual pieces you have worked on come together, Hill said. One rehearsal may be music and vocals, one may be choreography and one might be staging and blocking, but you never get to see them all put together like a puzzle until you get closer to the end of the process. That feeling I get when I feel and see it as one cohesive unit will never get old. Rachel Crissman will play Rizzo in EOTs production. Crissman said Rizzo is a complicated character to tackle. She is so sarcastic and tough that it is a challenge to find moments where she can be silly, funny, and even sweet, Crissman said. This is so important so the audience doesnt hate her when she becomes vulnerable in the second act but can actually relate to her and feel for her. Crissman said she has spent a lot of time thinking about what she and Rizzo have in common and what they dont have in common. In preparing for the role, Crissman also thought about what could have happened in her life to make her have so many walls. Crissman also drew from her own experiences to help her understand the character. I also remember the girls I knew in school who were like Rizzo, she said. I used a couple of them in my portrayal. Crissman said that to play any character, she has to know who they are and what makes them who they are. With Rizzo, that meant coming up with a family backstory, childhood memories and drawing from my own personal high school experience, she said. Hopefully, it will all pay off and the audience will learn to love Rizzo as much as I do. Crissman recently appeared in EOTs production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. She gave a solid performance as Miss Dorothy, Millies best friend. Crissman made her debut at EOT with this role, and shes glad to be back on stage with the troupe. The thing I enjoy the most about doing an EOT show is the people, she said. This is my second show with EOT and everyone from the production team, cast and crew is not only so talented and dedicated to excellence but they are also so sweet and encouraging and really make you feel like you are apart of a family. There is nothing better than being able to essentially play around with your friends while volunteering your time for your community. GREASE, from page 1BOpening this week: Garfield returns in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following opening in wide release:The Amazing Spider-Man 2Genre: Action and adventure Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field and B.J. Novak Director: Marc Webb Rated: PG-13 Weve always known that Spider-Mans most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. Its great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, theres no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: Only SpiderMan can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The Bachelor WeekendGenre: Comedy Cast: Andrew Scott, Hugh OConor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson, Michael Legge, Andrew Bennet and Amy Huberman Director: John Butler Not rated A bachelor party weekend takes some unexpected detours in this hilarious and heartfelt Irish comedy, about a foppish groom-to-be (Hugh OConor) who reluctantly agrees to go on a camping trip before his nuptials. When his fiances alpha-male brother, nicknamed The Machine, unexpectedly turns up, all concepts of masculinity are challenged and a leisurely weekend in the great outdoors takes a turn for the worse.BelleGenre: Drama and romance Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode Director: Amma Asante Rated: PG Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belles lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicars son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfields role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.Beneath the Harvest SkyGenre: Thriller Cast: Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Zoe Levin, Aidan Gillen, Carla Callo and Sarah Sutherland Director: Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly Not rated Casper (Emory Cohen) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe) have been loyal friends since childhood. Desperate for a way out of their quiet town on the Maine-Canada border, the boys make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road. But when Casper is drawn into drug smuggling with his outlaw father (Aidan Gillen) to pay his share, their friendship is pushed to the brink and adult choices forced on them all too soon. The standout narrative debut from Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set against a layered and authentic portrait of small-town American life.For more movies, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link in the left menu. Photo by NIKO TAVERNISE/COLUMBIA PICTURESJamie Foxx, left, and Andrew Garfield star in Columbia Pictures The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Expires 5-31-14 TBN Visitors will enjoy activities like working with clay, pastels, painting and garden-oriented art projects appropriate for adults and children. Visitors also can stroll through the gardens as artists compete in the plein air, or open-air, juried painting competition. Veteran and budding artists alike are invited to capture the beautiful vistas and scenes along the paths of the Florida Botanical Gardens. There is a $10 fee for each canvas entry. A Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation staff member must stamp each entry. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with painting beginning at 10 a.m. Judging will start at 3 p.m. Best of show is $200, first prize $150, second prize $100 and two merit award winners will receive gift cards from the Florida Botanical Bounty gift shop. New this year, an instrument petting zoo will delight young and old while adding the dimension of music to the theme of the multiple arts. The Florida Orchestra and North Suncoast Associates will provide orchestral instruments for visitors to pluck, pound and play. Children and adults also can participate in a grand finale recital at the end of the session. The Gardens is also dedicating a water-themed metal and glass sculpture to former Foundation president Chuck Scaffidi who conceived the idea of elevating the visitors experience with artwork. The dedication will take place outside the east entrance of the Wedding Garden at 2 p.m. Rain barrels decorated by each of the participating museums and art centers as well as the Florida Botanical Gardens will be available for a donation. Visitors also can participate in a scavenger hunt through the gardens while stopping by each booth. Those who complete the hunt will receive a small souvenir prize donated by the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Visitors will learn about the gardens multiple cultivated and native species during one of the hourly-guided tours. Music, vendors and refreshments for purchase also will be offered. The Florida Botanical Gardens, located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, showcases native tropical plants, hybrid roses, fruit trees, herbs, hibiscus, bromeliads and more. Paths wind through more than 150 acres and connect with Heritage Village and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus. The gardens are open every day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Botanical Bounty gift store is in the Parks and Conservation Resources building. It is open Monday through Friday starting at 10 a.m. On Sunday, May 4, the Botanical Bounty gift shop will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100.Chamber serves up Restaurant Week By TOM GERMONDCLEARWATER Darlene Kole, president of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, put the reason for the popularity of Restaurant Week in terms that are easy to swallow. I think that overall, theres a foodie in every one of us, Kole said April 25. When we hear food, our little ears perk up. The fifth annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week will be held May 12-18, beginning with the Taste Fest on Friday, May 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched at 9 p.m. along the beaches. Taste Fest allows restaurants to showcase their signature cuisine and specialties to thousands of beach guests and local patrons. There will be a premium wine and craft beer village sponsored by Premier Wines. Kole said the beauty of Restaurant Week is that its a success for everyone involved. All the restaurants that are participating are in front of an awesome audience, she said. So they get to introduce something new they are having at their restaurants or theyre reconnecting with long-time customers or introducing new customers to their restaurants. The event gives restaurants the opportunity to promote anything thats new, such as a new location. Its an incredible opportunity for all the participating restaurants to be in front of a really good, qualified audience, she said. Kole said that Clearwater Beach is an anomaly in that other corridors, such as U.S. 19, have great restaurants, but most of them are owned by chains. Here on the beach they are all privately owned restaurants family owned and operated, she said. The event is held in May to give local residents an opportunity to come to Clearwater Beach now that spring break is over, Kole said. Its the end of the tourist season. The weather is perfect, and its just a nice time to come out and experience Clearwater Beach and all the restaurants that make Clearwater Beach just a great destination for dining, Kole said. The Bright House Networks and Lokey Motors stage will feature a concert from local favorites Espree deKor. There is a ticket needed to attend the Clearwater Beach Taste Fest on Clearwater Beach on May 9. Tickets are $25/person. We will ID and apply wrist bands to all attendees. Entrance tickets will be available at the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce office or at the gate during the event. Restaurants will be competing for the best in class in a variety of categories. Diners will have an opportunity to vote on their experience at each restaurant. Each vote will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Each participating restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu priced from $15 to $35. Some restaurants offer a prix fixe menu for lunch at prices of $10 to $15. The menus from participating restaurants will be listed at www.clearwaterbeachrestaurant week.com just before the events May 12 start date. Another important aspect of Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is helping local nonprofit organizations. Thousands of dollars are raised for the Ryan Wells Foundation and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. Ryan Wells was a culinary student who was killed by a drunk driver and his parents established the foundation to provide scholarship money for culinary students. To date more than $430,000 has been raised for the foundation. Participating restaurants are Bob Heilmans Beachcomber, Clearwater Beach; Bobbys Bistro, Clearwater Beach; Caretta on the Gulf/Sandpearl, Clearwater Beach; Clear Sky Beachside Caf, Clearwater Beach; Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro, Clearwater Beach; Cooters Restaurant & Bar, Clearwater Beach; Cork-N-Brew Bistro, Clearwater Beach; Crabby Bills Seafood, Clearwater Beach; Crabbys Bar & Grill, Clearwater Beach; Frenchys Rockaway Grill on the Beach, Clearwater Beach; Frenchys Salt Water Caf, Clearwater Beach; Frenchys South Beach Caf, Clearwater Beach; Grimaldis Pizzeria, Clearwater; Hooters, Clearwater Beach; Island Way Grill, Clearwater Beach; Jimmys Fish House, Clearwater Beach; Pensare Italian Bistro, Dunedin; Pizza Bizzar, Clearwater Beach; Reflections/The Hilton, Clearwater Beach; Rustys Bistro/Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach; Sands Beach Bar & Grill/Wyndham Garden, Clearwater Beach; SHOR American Seafood Grill/Hyat, Clearwater Beach; Shuckers Seafood Grille, Clearwater Beach; Watercolour Grill House/Marriott, Clearwater Beach. DIGGIN, from page 1B Venue Theatre to closePINELLAS PARK Venue Theatre, a staple of local professional training and performances since 1992, is closing its doors at the current location in Pinellas Park on May 26. A recent downturn of events is the cause, said Corinne Broskette in a press release. Broskette is executive director of Venue Theatre. We had planned our first summer season, however an illness in the family of a cast member canceled our first show planned for May. That coupled with a raise in rent and several other issues have made it impossible to continue at Mainlands. Formed in 1992 as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to professional training and performance opportunities for non-Equity professional performers, the closing ends the third incarnation of Venue Theatre. Originally at 624 First Ave. S. in St Petersburg, Venue Theatre moved to Gandy Boulevard in 1999 as a training studio only before relocating again in 2005 to the plaza at Mainlands Boulevard in Pinellas Park. During its 22-year existence, Venue Theatre has produced more than 20 plays by new playwrights, including Gil Perlroth, Joseph Johnson, Donna Tripp, Suzanne Willett, Craig Alpaugh, Jack Spirtos and Fleming Erik Carlson. Venue Theatre also has produced numerous locally written one-act plays. Venue Actors Studio, the training wing, has developed such well-known actors as Mark Consuelos, Brittany Snow, the R Girls, PYT (an all-girl close harmony group from Tampa with Lydia Bell, Lauren Mayhew, Tracy Williams and Ashley Niven), Jessica Howell, Meredith Myers (The Stand-Up Librarian), The Blues Brothers Two, comedian Tony Gaud and many character actors, dancers, singers, filmmakers, playwrights and directors. Venue has risen from the ashes in the past, and this is no indication that it shall not rise again, Broskette said. I shall continue to teach acting, so look for more info in the near future about that part of Venue Theatre. Broskette was trained in acting, directing and teaching by the late Lee Strasberg. There will be a theater sale through May 26 at Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N. Art sceneSunscreen Film Festival plannedST. PETERSBURG The four-day Sunscreen Film Festival will take place at various venues throughout St. Petersburg Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4. This years festival will kick off with the opening night film Confessions of a Womanizer, starring Nicole Bella and John Cena. The festival is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the publics awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. The Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. It has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to an internationally recognized event with an attendance of over 15,000 people in 2012. It was one of only 23 film festivals sponsored by the academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) in 2013 and was named Best Film Fest by Tampa Bay Magazine in 2012. The festival uses multiple venues around St. Petersburg including American Stage, the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, the Palladium and Studio@620. For more information about this years lineup, visit www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com. Dunedin seeks director for concert bandDUNEDIN The city of Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a new band director for the Dunedin Concert Band, an 84piece volunteer orchestra. This is a paid, contractual position. Candidate must be available for Tuesday night rehearsals from September through May. The band director plans, coordinates and implements musical arrangements for concerts and works closely with volunteer musicians to ensure quality community performances. To begin the application process, candidates should submit a rsum and a cover letter stating they are interested in this position and why they feel qualified for it to ckarpp@dunedinfl.net as soon as possible, but no later than May 9. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 812-4531.Morean exhibits set to debutST. PETERSBURG Celebrating both the art of printmaking and clay, the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay will be opening a total of five new exhibitions on May 10, in conjunction with Second Saturday Gallery Walk. The Morean Arts Center, at 719 Central Ave., will host the following exhibits through June 29: From the Classroom to the Studio The Morean has selected seven artists who teach printmaking at Tampa Bay area colleges and universities, highlighting their own artwork and studio practices. Visitors will see new works by Erika Greenberg Schneider (USF St. Pete), Marjorie Greene (SPC), Ina Kaur (UT), Patrick Lindhardt (Ringling), Tracy Midulla Reller (HCC), Bradlee Shanks (USF) and Cat Thompson (Eckerd). Body of Proofs: 20 Years of Collaboration Christopher T. Creyts, owner of Collaborative Art Editions Inc. has worked as a professional printer for many years, including time at Tyler Graphics, ULAE, Graphicstudio and Columbia University. This exhibition features his collaboration with internationally-recognized artists such as Alex Katz, James Rosenquist, Matthew Day Jackson, David Salle, Gary Hume and Frank Stella. Bite, Scratch & Expose: New Printmaking This exhibit will feature 27 artists hailing from 16 states demonstrating the versatility of printmaking in a juried survey of the medium. Visitors will see innovative prints in a wide range of processes and price ranges. Guest juror Christopher T. Creyts will give a brief talk explaining his choices for the exhibition on May 10 at 6 p.m., awarding more than $1,000 in prizes. We are excited to devote our entire gallery space to the printmaking process, something weve never done before, said Amanda Cooper in a press release. Cooper is the curator of exhibitions for the Morean Arts Center. Visitors will be able to see the various processes at different stages in an artists career, from students to professors to master printers who have worked in the medium for 40 years. Were showcasing the works of emerging artists as well as internationally-recognized ones. Were particularly happy to show Chris [Creyts] prints. Its amazing to see what hes doing in his downtown St. Petersburg studio, all under the radar. The opening night reception is free and open to the public Saturday, May 10, 5 to 8 p.m. The Morean Center for Clay will be opening two new shows on May 10 as well. Both exhibitions will be on view through May 30 at the Historic Train Station on 22nd Street South, now a newly combined entity with St. Pete Clay. The exhibits are Flora: New works by Jess Carter and Lasting Impressions: New works by Holly Siggelow. The opening night reception is free and open to the public Saturday, May 10, 5 to 9 p.m.

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Entertainment 5B Leader, May 1, 2014 NOMINATEYOURFAVORITELOCALBUSINESSFROMEACHOFTHECATEGORIESBELOW VOTE All entries must be store specic. Example: Daves Coffee House, Largo MallYou can also vote online at www.TBNweekly.comOnly the newspaper, printed PDF or online ballot with a minimum 10 nominations will be eligible. WIN $100Mail or drop off your ballot or vote online and you will be entered in a drawing to WIN $100. There will be a Drawing for 2 Winners (June 6)This once-a-year special publication features the Readers Choice Awards for the best locally owned food, places, businesses and services in Pinellas County. Just write the name of your favorites next to the category and mail (or drop off) the ballot t o:Readers Choice Awards, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772Must be submitted by May 23. ONE ballot per person. TBNI Employees and family not eligible in drawing.IMPROPERLY COMPLETED BALLOTS WILL BE ELIMINATED.Name__________________________________Phone_______________________Address_________________________________________________________Readers Choice Best Dining & EntertainmentAsian _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Barbecue/Ribs _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Breakfast _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Burger _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cuban _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dessert/Ice Cream _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Early Bird _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Fine Dining _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Greek _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Happy Hour _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Irish Pub _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Italian _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Kid-Friendly _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Lunch _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Mexican _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Outdoor/Waterfront Dining _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Performing Arts _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Pizza _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Seafood _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Sports Bar _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Steak _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Sushi _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Wings _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Readers Choice Best Business & ServicesAntique/Consignment/Resale _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Auto Repair & Service _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Car Wash _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Chiropractor _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cosmetic Surgery _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Country Club/Golf Course _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Florist _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Hair Salon _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Health/Fitness Club (specify branch) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Hearing _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Jewelry Store _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Medical Center _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Hospital _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Optical Store _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ MedSpa _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Private School _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Veterinarian (full name) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Womens Accessories/Boutique _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Best Chiropractor 201310720 Park Blvd., Suite A Seminole727-397-3000www.chiropracticandphysicaltherapy.com050114Alexander Spine CenterPHYSICAL THERAPYMEDICALCHIROPRACTIC VOTED #1 Best Greek Restaurant2008 thru 201311125 Park Blvd.,Seminole(on Johnson Blvd., by Seminole Mall)727-393-6669050114RESTAURANT Readers Choice Award Winner 2009 thru 2013 Best Service Center 393-2216 8350 Seminole Blvd. Seminole050114Tires Brakes Shocks Belts All Auto Repair Services OakhurstMedical Center Thank You for voting us Best Medical Center 201313020 Park Blvd., Seminole727.393.3404050114 7785 Oakhurst Road Seminole Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital & KennelsVoted 2010-2013 Readers Choice Winner for Best Veterinary Hospital391-9784www.oakhurstvetcenter.com050104 www.square1burgers.com 3942 Tyrone Boulevard St. Petersburg(Between Park and 38th Ave. N.)Dine-in only. Not to be combined with other offers. Bring in coupon. Expires 5-31-14.$5 OFFPurchase of Two BurgersAlso visit us in Ft. Myers, Brandon, Tampa, The Villages & Sarasota050114 VOTEFor Us at TBNweekly.com For Readers Choice!Bob Evans Hearing Centers, Inc.727-393-3775Seminole St. Pete Clearwater VOTEHEARINGCategoryYour Vote Counts! 050114 HEARING CATEGORY $5 OFFAny $30 PurchaseExcludes tax. Dine in only. 1 coupon per table. Expires 5/31/141280 Missouri Ave., Clearwater441-1650050114 Voted Best Sushi in PinellasVoted Best Thai Restaurant in U.S.A. Free Comic Book DayFCBD designed to introduce new readers to worlds of wonder at local comic book shops By LEE CLARK ZUMPEThese days, superheroes reign in Hollywood. Even though it was finally knocked from the top box office spot this past weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues to enjoy staggering earnings, grossing an estimated $645.2 million worldwide since its release in late March (April 4 in the United States). This weekend, it will have new competition: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters and this summer will bring even more superheroes to the big screen. And where did all these franchises begin? Comic books, of course. To celebrate the industry that gave birth to todays preoccupation with superheroes and to entice new readers to discover the joy of reading comic books Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated at participating comic book specialty shops across the United States, Canada, and worldwide on Saturday, May 3. On Saturday, May 3, anyone that visits a participating comic shop will receive at least one or more of the designated FCBD comics for free. The Free Comic Book Day committee picked a listing of Gold and Silver sponsors whose comic books include titles that are great for kids and adults. This year marks the biggest FCBD event to date. There will be more than 60 free comics available for new and devoted comics fans to discover, also while exploring what other treasures their local comic shop has to offer. The roster features 60 free comics that include titles for everyones tastes with Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy, DCs The New 52: Futures End, Archie, Spongebob, Teen Titans Go!, The Simpsons, Hello Kitty, Transformers, Sonic and many other titles. For complete descriptions of all 60 FCBD titles, along with four-to-six page previews, visit www.freecomicbookday.com/comics. Comic shops traditionally host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters and other community building activities throughout the day. Every comic shop celebrates FCBD in their own unique way and fans have an opportunity to see their local comic shops personality and thriving community of popculture enthusiasts on display. In Pinellas, the following stores will be celebrating FCBD: Comic World, 1901 West Bay Drive, Unit 9, Largo Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Ave. N., Clearwater Wonder Water Sports Cards & Comics, 29113, U.S. 19 N., Clearwater On the other side of the bay, the following stores will host FCBD events: Demolition Comics, 4149 W. Waters Ave., Tampa Heroes Haven LLC, 4339 Gunn Highway, Tampa Thunder Road Comics, 1743 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa Free Comic Book Day gives new and devoted comic book, entertainment, and pop-culture fans the opportunity to get great titles for free, while participating in fun and interactive comic shop events, said Jason Blanchard, official spokesperson for Free Comic Book Day, in a press release. Comic shops plan their FCBD activities months in advance to give their community the best FCBD experience in order to bring together like-minded fans who love the same stories, TV shows, and movies, while being able to discover new stories that will entertain and enrich their lives. Free Comic Book Day is a great opportunity to reach out to our community here in Pinellas County, to provide both free comic books to all ages, to offer great savings on our comics, both recent new releases and older, collectible back issues, and to promote our favorite cause, which is encouraging others to read, said Patrick Potter, owner of Comic World in Largo. For FCBD, Potter plans several sales and in-store specials. Comic Worlds recent releases selection, featuring comics from Marvel, DC, and other publishers such as IDW, Image and Dark Horse, will all be half price for the entire day, he said. Our incredible main back issue selection, with over 25,000 comics to choose from, will all be $1 each, while the pricier comics in our Goody Bin will be on sale for half price, Potter said. Our collectors sets will be 25 percent off, and our graphic novel selection will be 20 percent off. In addition to sales, Comic World FCBD event will feature some special guests. Douglas Moody of Mjolnir Hammers will be appearing in costume as The Mighty Thor, Potter said. Doug will also have a display of his custommade hammers and other wares, such as shields, for sale. Potter described the custom-made hammers as heavy-duty, with handles boasting real leather. Theyre very impressive, he said. Doug is also carrying top-quality super-hero logo necklaces, including a Mjolnir necklace, Agents of SHIELD, Iron Man, Flash, Green Lantern, Superman (solo), Spider-Man, Robin, Superman/Batman (together), Punisher, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Batman (solo) and Wonder Womans logos, and Doctor Whos TARDIS. These all come on chains that can be worn around the neck. Also taking part in Comic Worlds event will be artist Nigel Williams of Artf1rst. Williams will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Potter has been involved in comic books for most of his life. Hes worked in the industry for 32 years and hes been a storeowner for 22 years. Hes been a fan and collector since 1967. Over that time, Potter has seen many changes. He explained that adults largely quit reading comics in the 1950s, partly due to Fredric Werthams book Seduction of the Innocent which claimed comic books were dangerous to children. The book led to a Congressional inquiry and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Comics Code. Although adults discouraged children from reading comic books in the s and s, their popularity persisted and, slowly, the industry grew. By the 1970s, comic shops began to appear, Potter said. Overstreet Price Guide began publishing guidelines for grading and pricing comics. Those kids from the 1950s were adults by the 1970s, and were bringing their children into the new comic shops. By the time Potter began working at a Pinellas comic book store in 1982, the business attracted people of all ages, from small children to older adults. Comics were cool again, for everyone, he said. But by the mid-1980s, the customer base changed. Diehard fans continued to purchase and read comic books as always but a new faction of buyers saw comic books as an investment. This helped spawn many independent publishers. It also encouraged the promotion of collectors items, limited editions and expanded print runs and titles. The resulting glut in merchandise led to an inevitable crash. Stores closed. Marvel Comics, in 1996, declared bankruptcy. The comic industry would struggle to climb back up, because by the 1990s, the focus by publishers was to come out with comics for the growing adult population the kids of the 1960s and s, Potter said. Comics aimed at children became a smaller product line and focus by the main publishers. Over the years, this adult market hasnt waned as much as the kids market has, Potter explained. I believe the movies and TV shows like Arrow have gone a long way to bringing more adults back into comics again, he said. Theres always going to be a contingent of people out there buying comics for investment, just as there are some today who buy them to flip immediately. Meanwhile, over at Emerald City Comics, owner Neil Johnson is preparing for FCBD activities at his new location. Emerald City Comics closed its former stores in Seminole and Clearwater and relocated to a larger building in October 2013. The new store is winning praise from longtime patrons. We are so happy that most of our regular guests have made the trip out to the new place, Johnson said. Everyone who comes by is amazed by the size of the new store. We are also seeing a lot of new guests who have found us at this location, which is more central to the Tampa Bay area. On FCBD, Emerald City Comics will be offering plenty of incentives to get people in the door. In addition to the FCBD comics every guest will get a choice of any three comics from the FCBD assortment well have different sale categories on Saturday and Sunday, which will be our Day After Free Comic Book Day Sale, Johnson said. The categories and the discounts will be announced just before the weekend. Visitors will have a chance to meet a superhero. Spider-Man will be here, too, Johnson said. He will be available from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Johnson is thrilled with the recent upswing in the popularity of comic books and superheroes. Weve seen geek culture explode into widespread acceptance and a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry, he said. Ive always loved running a business where Im surrounded by the stuff Ive liked since I was a child. Both Johnson and Potter see Free Comic Book Day as a boon to the industry. Free Comic Book Day is a great outreach tool to share our love of reading comic books with a new wave of readers every year, Johnson said. We see a lot of new faces at each event. It seems to me that Free Comic Book Day has raised the awareness of comics within the general public, and has surely helped bring children back into the fold again, Potter said. I see a lot of faces come through each year on FCBD. Some of them only come by on that day. But others have become repeat customers, so we hope that this year, well see more people come through, and hopefully more of them will come back for new comics or to shop our back issues. For Potter, one of the perks of being a comic book storeowner is meeting people with similar interests, so he looks forward to seeing new patrons at this years FCBD. I enjoy meeting new people, certainly, and everyone has a story to tell, especially the older folks who lived through far more than I have, Potter said. He loves the comic books, too not just reading them, but processing them to put on the shelves. I really and truly enjoy the process of going through these boxes of comics, grading and pricing them, seeing what treasures there are in this collection or that, and then seeing the faces light up on the people who finally find the comic book that theyve been looking for to fill in a blank spot in their collection, or to see some child walk out happy with a couple of comics in their hands. Thats what its all about at the end of the day: Seeing people find what theyre looking for and leaving happy. For more information about Free Comic Book Day, visit www.freecomicbookday.com. Images courtesy of DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS INC./ FREE COMIC BOOK DAY INC.Above, Archie Digest, Issue 1, from Archie Comic Publications, is on the roster for this years Free Comic Book Day event, set for May 3. At right, The New 52: Futures End, from DC, also is on the roster for the event.

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6B Classieds Leader, May 1, 2014 20. Condo Sales 160. Unfurnished Condos 185. Beach Rentals 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 1. House SalesJUNGLE TERRACE 2BR/2BA/1CG, 1,322SF. Total Rehab 2005. Large Fenced Yard, Deck, Heated Pool, New Appliances. $149,900. 3% Commission. Call (727)343-7829. CLEARWATER 3BR/2BA/2CG, Total 2,554SF Split Plan, Pool, Hot Tub, Sprinkler System, Transferable Flood Insurance, Tile Roof 2006. $257,750. 2146 Waterside Dr, Clearwater. Call For Appointment (727)536-2659. 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesINDIAN ROCKS BEACH 2BR/1BA/1CG HOME Tiled, New Roof/ Pavers, Waterfront, Deep Water, Open Canal, Dock w/Electric Lift. $379,900. Florida Dreams Real Estate, (727)504-9490. INTRACOASTAL COMMUNITYBeautifully Updated Turn Key 2BR/2BA With One Car Detached Garage. $200,000. Tim ONeil, Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, (727)687-2232. INTRACOASTAL COMMUNITYBeautifully Remodeled 1BR/1BA, Steps From Pool & Waterfront, $79,900. Tim ONeil, Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, (727)687-2232. SAND KEY DANS ISLAND 2BR/2BA, RENOVATED 1,880SF, W/D, All Amenities. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 15. Beach PropertySAND KEY FSBO Beautifully Updated 2BR/2BA, Top (20th) Floor, Gulf-front & Intracoastal Views. New Windows, Doors and A/C. No Brokers Please. Call (727)421-8973 for Appointment. 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS! Remodeled 1BR Standard. 2BR/1BA Land Owned. Sales & Rentals, Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker. (727)319-8229 www.seminolegarden.com BELLEAIR CORNER UNIT Ground Floor, 2BR. Only $84,900. Call Tammy Boone Gulf To Bay Real Estate (727)455-5978 60% OF ALL HOMES ARE Bought & Sold From May-August! Call Mindy McCortney(727)244-1571BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home Services-Florida Properties Group IMPERIAL POINT SPECIALSSomething for Everyone! Spacious 4BR/2BA Home, over 2,150SF, with additional Activity Room and Pool Table. Lots of curb appeal. $294,500 Spectacular 2,600SF, 4BR/3BA whistle clean, and roomy. 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Maintenance No Flood Insurance Required!12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, Furn., $65,888. #18 2/2/2, Beautiful Lake Front, 2007 Jacobsen, $179,888. #28 2/2/2, $62,500. #127 2/2/2, Furn., Near Pool & Clubhouse, $74,888. #204 2/2/2, Furnished, $70,000. #192 2/2, 2 Sep. Driveways, New Kitchen, Flooring., A/C, Appliances, $1,465 SF, $73,888. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 050114 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, FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL BUILDING LOT 100 x 100. Zoned R3. End of a quiet street! Manufactured home OK. $30,000. 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C-9302SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FULLY LICENSED & INSURED 022813-1 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 Pressure Cleaning Pressure Cleaning Classified Deadlines: Line Ads: Monday Noon Display: Friday 5PM Call Early! 397-5563A LAWN SERVICE YOU CAN AFFORD! From $65/Mo. Hedge, Tree, Palm Trimming, Leaf Raking, Clean-Ups. (727)319-8195. BEST PRICE LAWN SERVICEMow, Edge, Trim, Property Maintenance. Free Estimates Lic/Ins. Call Kirk (727)403-8643 PROFESSIONAL LAWNCARE MOW Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Single Cut, Tree Trimming, Landscaping Clean-ups, Leaf Raking, *Hedges!*, No Contract Required! Free Estimates! 25-Years Exp. (727)735-0180 www.Pinellas-Lawncare.com HENRYS LAWN SERVICE Mow, Edge, Trim. Total Property Maintenance. Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. 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TEXTURING QUALITY GUARANTEED SENIOR DISCOUNT(727)458-3650#C-8626 052412 MICHAEL D. BAUM PAINTING Interior/ Exterior, Commercial/ Residential, Power-Washing. Licensed/ Insured, Free Estimates. (727)800-6576. Lic#C-10929. Pest ControlMEAN GREEN PEST CONTROL Same Day Service Or Its Free! Indoor and Outdoor Service. (727)999-1155 Plaster & StuccoTURNER WALL & CEILING, INC. Wall & Ceiling Repairs. Water Damage, A/C Holes, Plastering, Drywall Repairs And Texturing. #C-5129 (727)391-3569. ANDYS STUCCO & Plastering. Small Plaster/ Stucco Jobs. Patch Work. Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free Estimates. (727)524-8140, (727)434-4386. PlumbingSmall Job Plumbing Specialist Sewer & Drain CleaningI-CFC1427888. Low Rates.Don-Charles(727)522-2508 PLUMBING REPAIRS R-US, INC. Repairs & Irrigation. Owner Operated. Low Rates. Free Estimates. 10% OFF W/AD! CFC-1428533. Insured. Visa/MC. (727)487-3645. ANYTIME PLUMBING All Plumbing Repairs, Re-Pipes & Drain Cleaning. No Job Too Small! 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Call Manny (727)415-7188 POOL REMODEL, REMARCITE And Repairs. Paver Sealing, Salt Machines, Heaters. LIC# RP0066869 (727)821-4228 SPARKLING POOL SERVICE Dependable Quality Service. 25 Years Experience. Competitive Monthly Rates. Owner Operated. (727)409-0307. Pressure CleaningA XTREME Pressure Cleaning Lic/Ins. We Clean Anything!!! Big/ Small Jobs, LOW PRICES! Free Estimates. (727)585-2886. DONS OUTSIDE HOME CARE 10% Senior Discounts, Roofs, Homes, Pool Enclosures, Drive & Walkways. Lic/Ins. Free Estimates. (727)364-6043. WE CLEAN EVERYTHING FROM Top To Bottom! Residential & Commercial. Licensed. Insured. (727)776-0888 RiteWayPressureCleaning.com TOM DOOLEY PLUMBING$15 OFF FIRST JOB Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Faucets, Toilets, Disposals, Water Heaters. Free Phone Estimates. Lic. #CFC021498(727)397-8767022014

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Professional Services 9B Leader, May 1, 2014 Roofing Pumps Roofing Security Systems Sprinklers Tree Services Window Sales/Replacement ALARM SYSTEMS AND CAMERAS By Local Certified Professionals Serving Tampa Bay For Over 25 Years. LIC# EF0000620 (727)391-9058 Siding/SoffitBarnettAluminum.com Soffit, Fascia,Siding, Seamless Gutters, Screening, Patios, Awnings, Windows, Satisfaction Guaranteed. #C9302. Charles Barnett, Inc. (727)5282449. JTS HOME SERVICESRescreening 1-panel to entire Enclosures! Window screens, Sunrooms, Acrylic & Hurricane Windows. Concrete slabs, Carports & Pool Cages. Siding, Soffits, Fascia Visa/MC/Amex.727-804-4300se habla espanol (Lic. #C-9669)092613 RICHARDSON IRRIGATION Service, Repair, Quality Work. Licensed, Insured. #C-9468. Firefighter Owned/ Operated. Free Estimates. (727)424-1072. AAA SERVICE FREE Sprinkler Inspections. Repair, Install, Maintenance. FREE Estimates. Prompt, Professional, Dependable. Deluxe Landscaping & Irrigation Licensed & Insured. 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050114FREE LECTURESAT., MAY 10TH 10:30 A.M. TO 12:00 P .M. 10B Entertainment Leader, May 1, 2014 041714 Music scene Big Guava Music Festival set; Blues Brothers to play Taste of Pinellas By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. The Big Guava Music Festival will run Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Single-day tickets and three-day passes are available. For information, call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Hours for Big Guava are Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Big Guava is a three-day music festival showcasing musical acts, craft beers, food trucks and thrill rides. Utilizing the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, there will be four stages with 40 bands situated around the Midway, which offers unlimited free rides all day. Fridays lineup will include performances by Outkast, Cake, Sleigh Bells, Twenty One Pilots, Jake Miller, Smallpools, Nonono, Vic Mensa, Unlikely Candidates and Betty Who. Saturday will feature Vampire Weekend, Slightly Stoopid, Tegan and Sara, Haim, Jason Bonhams Led Zeppelin Experience, Blue October, Band of Skulls, American Authors, Hoodie Allen, Bear Hands, Kitten, Jacuzzi Boys, Terraplane Sun, Civil Twilight, Hunter Hunted and Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. On Sunday, the lineup will feature Foster the People, Girl Talk, Violent Femmes, Grouplove, Walk the Moon, Earl Sweatshirt, MS MR, Chance the Rapper, Timeflies, ZZ Ward, St. Lucia, Morning Parade, Magic Man, Gringo Star and Fly Union. Taste of Pinellas 2014 will bring an updated combination of local food, celebrity headliners, phenomenal music and family fun to an all-new venue. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, in downtown St. Petersburgs beautiful Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg. General admission tickets are $22.50 per person in advance or $25 at the gate. Children 11 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds will benefit All Childrens Hospital. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to some of Tampa Bays top regional bands, the 2014 musical headliners will feature Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers and Loverboy on Friday; and the Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi as well as KC & the Sunshine Band on Saturday. Produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc., the 2014 festival will also feature a selection of the areas favorite restaurants serving tastes of their most sought-after dishes and signature creations. There also will be fireworks, a free Family Fun Zone at the Mahaffey Plaza and other family-friendly activities. The 33rd annual WMNF Tropical Heatwave will be Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. Weekend pass wristbands cost $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Call 813-238-8001 or visit www.wmnf.org/heatwave. Tropical Heatwave has become an annual rite of hits to Tampa. From Puerto Rico, multi-platinum recording artist Don Omar continues to produce hit after hit with his albums including The Last Don, which earned him Latin Pop Album of the Year and Latin Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2003; King of Kings, which debuted at No. 1 on the Latin sales charts; and most recently, Don Omar Presents MTO2: The New Generation, which won him Best Urban Music Album at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards. Prince Royce, of Dominican descent, will entertain fans at Fiesta Mxima with his ability to combine romantic words with the rhythm of bachata. Through his collaborations with artists such as Man, Daddy Yankee, Thala, and others, Royce has earned nominations and awards at the most prestigious of award shows, including The Latin Grammy Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro, MTV Video Music Awards, Premios Juventud, and Billboards Latin Music Awards. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Capitol Theatre The Mavericks, Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. Amy Grant, Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Zucchero, Sunday, May 4, 7 p.m. The Fab Four, Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m. Ana Popovic, Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Lucinda Williams, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Hard Rock Caf Tampa REO Speedwagon, Sunday, May 25, 9 p.m. Hard Rock Caf Tampa is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Call 813-627-6649 or visit www.seminole hardrocktampa.com.Jannus Live Dropkick Murphys, Monday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. The Wanted, Sunday, May 11, 7 p.m. Old Crow Medicine Show, Friday, May 23, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Largo Cultural Center The Winery Dogs, Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 Adrenaline Mob, Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m. Houndmouth, Tuesday, May 6, 8 p.m. Rising Appalachia, Thursday, May 8, 8 p.m. Wolf Gang, Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: The Music of the Eagles; Friday, May 9, 8 p.m. Gipsy Kings, Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Pathetique; Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Beethovens Symphony No. 5; Thursday, May 22, 11 a.m. The Florida Orchestra: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade; Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Morrissey, Friday, May 30, 8:15 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Ravels Daphnis et Chloe; Saturday, May 31, 8 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 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Big Guava Festival Day 1, Friday, May 2, 4 p.m. Big Guava Festival Day 2, Saturday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. Big Guava Festival Day 3, Sunday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. Lady Antebellum, Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. Zac Brown Band, Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Rhapsody on Fifth featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m. Stolen Idols, Sunday, May 18, 7 p.m. Lisa Casalino, Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. Les Sabler, Friday, May 23, 8 p.m. Lauren Mitchell Band, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor Toadies, Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. Kid Ink, Wednesday, May 21, 9 p.m. Neon Trees, Wednesday, May 28, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Brit Floyd, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. The Doobie Brothers, Sunday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. Gladys Knight, Thursday, May 15, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Pathetique; Sunday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder; Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade; Sunday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Caroline Kole, Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. The Mud Flappers, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. T-Bird and the Breaks, Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m. Legendary JCs, Friday, May 9, 8 p.m. Cigar City Blues Band, Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. Red Elvises, Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Heavy Pets, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skippers smokehouse.com.State Theatre M. Ward, Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Dick Dale, Friday, May 2, 7 p.m. Christina Perri, Saturday, May 3, 9 p.m. You Me At Six, Friday, May 9, 7 p.m. Team Cybergeist, Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m. The Aquabats, Friday, May 16, 6 p.m. Ingrid Michaelson, Sunday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Uh Huh Her, Sunday, May 25, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit www.statetheatre concerts.com. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Sunday, May 4, 6 p.m. Il Divo, Friday, May 9, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Pathetique; Friday, May 16, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The Florida Orchestra: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade; Friday, May 23, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The Florida Orchestra: Ravels Daphnis et Chloe; Friday, May 30, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.Tampa Bay Times Forum R. Kelly and Tamar Braxton, Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampa baytimesforum.com.USF Sun Dome Fiesta Maxima featuring Don Omar and Prince Royce, Saturday, May 17, 8:30 p.m. The Sun Dome is on the USF Tampa Campus at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-974-3004.For more music and concert information, visit TBN weekly.com. Photo by DANNY CLINCH/SHOREFIRE MEDIA Photo courtesy of UNION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC. Above, the Winery Dogs play May 15 at Largo Cultural Center. At right, Bruce Springsteen plays Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre May 1.spring for fans of eclectic music. This year, the festival layout is changing: The old courtyards at The Cuban Club and El Pasaje Plaza have been replaced with one big courtyard the Cuban Club main stage. The main stage will showcase top bands on both nights. The festival will kick off Friday evening with three stages in and around the Cuban Club and New World Brewery. On Saturday, the festival will spread from the Cuban Club area to include new venues on or near Ybor Citys main drag, Seventh Avenue. These new venues include Crowbar, Carmines Courtyard, the Market on 7th, and the Orpheum. The festival will include performances by artists such as Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots, Hayes Carll, The Hold Steady, Katchafire, Joseph Arthur, Beartoe, Chris and Willie, Bright Light, Social Hour, David Mayfield Parade, Black Taxi, The Main Squeeze, Elephant Stone, Afeefa and The Boy, WAHH World Fusion Band, Mighty, Good, & Strong Band, The Tattered Saints, Big Blu House, Sol Caribe, Rocket 88, Amandla Tunesmith, Dropin Pickup, The Applebutter Express and many more. Bud Select will present the 97X BBQ featuring Bastille, The 1975 and Sleeper Agent on Saturday, May 17, at Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Gates will open at 11 a.m. The 97X BBQ is a free show with tickets available at Ticket Drop locations. For information on Ticket Drops, visit www.97xonline.com/s/2014-bbq. General admission tickets also may be purchased. Cost is $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. Fiesta Maxima featuring Don Omar and Prince Royce will take place Saturday, May 17, 8:30 p.m., at the Sun Dome, on the USF Tampa Campus, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets start at $24.25. Call 813-974-3004. In its third year running, Fiesta Mxima will showcase Latin superstars Don Omar and Prince Royce as they join forces to bring their greatest