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Two arrested in Feb. 20 shootingMichael Schmidt, 22, of Seminole was angry that John Black, 36, of Largo peeked over the wall at his girlfriend while she was tanning Feb. 19. Detectives have reportedly linked Schmidt to a shooting that happened the next day. But it wasnt Black who was shot. And Schmidt wasnt the one with the gun. ... Page 4A.LARGO BUSINESSTech Datas Tracy Veillette honoredGirls Inc. of Pinellas honored Tech Data Vice President and U.S. Controller Tracy Veillette as 2014 STEM Woman of the Year. The annual event brings awareness to the community of the need for STEM science, technology, engineering and math education for girls while honoring a local role model. ... Page 7A.COMMUNITYPinellas Heights is a silver buildingPinellas County Housing Authoritys new Pinellas Heights senior community has received the silver award from the National Green Building Standard. ... Page 14A.SCHOOLSNew principals named for schoolsSeveral new principals have been appointed at the recommendation of Superintendent Michael Grego. Among those is Shannon Brennan, now principal of Mildred Helms Elementary School, where she was assistant principal. ... Page 11A.Jury convicts would-be terrorist Sami Osmakac of Pinellas Park faces life in prison ... Page 6A. Also, Andy Grammer, Brian Regan and an appraisal fair come to Tampa Bay ... 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Exp. 7/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Features Business . . . . . . . . . .7-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . .14A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-6A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .13A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Pet connection . . . . . . . .15A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . .10-11A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .16A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .12A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising City preps 8 charter amendmentsLargo commissioners discuss suggested changes for the Nov. 4 ballot By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Along with considering candidates for five seats on the Largo Commission, voters also will be considering several changes to the city charter Nov. 4. The changes will be outlined in at least eight questions on the ballot. The process for updating the charter began with a citizen charter review committee, appointed by the commission to meet on a monthly basis starting April 2013. In April of this year, the committee members presented their recommendations, which were drafted into amendments and ballot language for approval June 18. So far, the commission will ask Largo voters to consider the following substantive changes to the charter: If commissioners should receive salary increases at the same percentage as city management employees, unless commissioners opt out by resolution If a majority vote should be required before commissioners can conduct an investigation into city business or a city employee If a referendum would be required to approve a lease of city-owned property for more than 10 years instead of five years, as is now the threshold If the city manager should have the authority to execute grant applications and agreements that do not require commission approval If the commission can make changes in fund appropriations by resolution instead of city ordinance If the planning board should have decision-making authority as currently specified by ordinance If the city would prohibit employee discrimination based on age or national origin The first question on the ballot will ask voters to consider a number of clarifications, updates or corrections to clericalOperation: Light Them UpLargo police pass out lights to bicyclists to enforce safety Pinellas to fix Veteran Services By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO At 5:30 a.m., Officer Kurt Iskra of Largo Police Departments traffic enforcement unit is on the lookout for bicyclists who are hard to see under the dark of night. With a flashlight, hell pull over those who arent using the proper equipment as they bike to work, a bus stop, home after the night shift or to school. If people dont have bike lights, then we stop them, Iskra explained. Bicyclists riding without white headlights and red taillights between sunset and sunrise are in violation of state law. Largo police can issue a citation, which levies a $15 fine. But for first violation, theyll give the bicyclists a warning and the proper equipment. Well give them a set of bike lights and a set of batteries, Iskra said. The Florida Department of Transportation provides the lights to Largo Police Department as well as other law enforcement agencies in the area. The program is an effort to save lives, first and foremost, said Sgt. George Edmiston, head of Largos traffic enforcement unit. The Tampa Bay area has grown to the top fatal area for bicyclists, he said. The Tampa office of the state department wants the LED lights used as enforcement tool, Edmiston said. He calls Largos local effort Operation: Light Them Up. Our goal is to get every bike on the roadway lit up, he said. Rather than waiting until they are stopped, Edmiston encourages residents to ask for Above, as the sun rises, Officer Kurt Iskra of Largo Police Departments traffic enforcement unit watches the intersection of Missouri Avenue and Bay Drive June 17, on the lookout for bicyclists without head and taillights. On the hood of his truck are the lights the department is giving out to those whose bike is not properly equipped. At left, Iskra gives a box of lights and a written warning to a bicyclist on East Bay Drive. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRES County squashes water rumors Photo courtesy of MACHO LIBERTIU.S. congressional candidate Lucas Overby, center, carries a hose into the smoke-filled and heated fire simulator followed by state representative candidate Chris Latvala during the fifth annual Fire Operations 101 training June 14. More than 100 civilians and public officials from Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties traveled to St. Petersburg Colleges Fire and Public Safety Training Center in Clearwater to learn about fire operations up close. One participant drove up from Cape Coral. About 80 suited up in firefighter gear to participate in training simulations. Along with SPC, Pinellas Fire Chiefs Association and the locals affiliates of the International Association of Fire Fighters hosted the event. Paul Davis Restoration sponsored breakfast and lunch.Fire Operations 101 By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners are concerned about an email going around warning citizens that the drinking water is endangered. The email is perhaps another sign of the growing disagreement between commissioners over a possible sale of countyowned land in Pasco County. The commission continued to squabble over water rights and future needs at a June 10 budget work session. The latest source of contention is an email with the subject drinking water alert from Seminole resident Tom Rask, who is running for the District 6 seat on the county commission in the upcoming election. The body of Rasks message includes the headline, ALERT Your Drinking Water Is Endangered! It goes on to say, With no notice and no public input, Pinellas County is now seeking to sell our drinking water source. The drinking water wells are located on 12,500 acres in Pasco County and were acquired for good reason during the so-called water wars in decades past. Commissioner Janet Long recently and suddenly changed her mind on this critical issue and joined Commissioners Ken Welch, Susan Latvala and Charlie Justice in seeking to sell our land. Proponents of the sale say that the cash is needed, but such a one-time infusion of limited spending dollars is not sustainable and will not solve our ongoing fiscal challenges. The income is literally a drop in the bucket and for that we would lose control over our drinking water supply. See WATER, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners promised veterans Feb. 5, 2013, that staff would solve all the problems caused by a reorganization of its Health and Human Services Department. The intent of reorganization had been to make it easier for veterans to receive service by providing more locations while saving the county money through shared administrative and support staff. Local veterans insisted that the plan wasnt working. They attended commission meetings for months prior to that February meeting, voicing their problems. Staff kept telling commissioners that it was all a misunderstanding and that everything would be fine once the plan was fully implemented. But, the veterans refused to be deferred. They filled the commissions assembly room Jan. 29, 2013, accompanied by representatives from the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. At the end of that meeting, commissioners finally conceded that the problem likely could be traced to taking budget cuts too far. During the meeting, former Health and Human Services director Gwendolyn Warren, who lost her job about the same time the commission fired former County Administrator Bob LaSala in April, explained that the changes were made to ensure her department was operating at maximum efficiency in providing core services. Veterans Services and resources devoted to providing services to homeless veterans had been combined to improve efficiency. The office that had historically served veterans seeking assistance in filing claims was closed and moved into a nearby office that served all Health and Human Services clients. However, by law, a certified Veterans Services officer must assist veterans See VETERANS, page 4A See AMENDMENTS, page 3A See LIGHTS, page 4A Tracy VeilletteVIEWPOINTSTom GermondRetire and do what? Page 12A.


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Starkey Road Baptist Church 8800 Starkey Road, Seminole P H: (727) 397-1654 email: Register online at www.srbc.org061914 Photo courtesy of MACHO LIBERTIFrom left, Largo Commissioner Jamie Robinson, state representative candidate Chris Latvala, Belleair Bluffs Commissioner Suzy Sofer and Largo firefighter and county commission candidate Macho Liberti pose at the fifth annual Fire Operations 101 training in Clearwater June 14.Suited up City calendar City calendarSouthwest RecSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 5183126 for the p ool. Visit Play Largo.comor trucks come to SouthwestLARGO Food truck vendors will converge on Southwest Pool for Food Truck Family Fridays, June 20 and July 11, 7 to 9 p.m. Find out what all the hype is about. Enjoy an array of food along with a swim in the pool with fun, games, rafts and music. Entry is $3 for residents, $4 for nonresidents or $6 guests. Prices for foods vary per truck vendor.Tennis social heldLARGO The Southwest Tennis Center will host a tennis social for ages 16 and older Friday, July 11, 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5. Call 518-3125.Search for treasuresLARGO Search for treasures all over the aquatic facility during Splashs Treasure Hunt Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Southwest Pool. The cost is $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Hunts will be divided by age group: 2 to 4 years old, 5 to 7 years old, 8 to 10 years old and 11 to 12 years old. Hot dogs will be free while supplies last. Door prizes will be offered. Come aboard the pirate ship, but beware of the plank! Reserve a Community Garage Sale tableLARGO Tables at Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale are now on sale. Tables cost $9 each and are limited to two per person. The complex will do all the advertising, setup, and clean up for the event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to noon.Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 518-3131.Meditation class offeredLARGO The Parbawatiya Center will teach classes on meditation on Mondays, 6 to 7:15 p.m., through July 21, at the Largo Community Center. Reduce your stress and gain peace of mind by learning to meditate. All levels are welcome. The suggested donation for the class is $10. The Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center is a nonprofit organization based in Safety Harbor. For more information, call Maria Erickson at 813-431-7372 or visit events 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 card.Highland RecHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High or call 5183016.Toddlers to enjoy an Itty Bitty Pool PartyLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host an Itty Bitty Pool Party Friday, June 20 and July 18, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $2.50. Enjoy companionship of other parents and caregivers while children play together in a safe aquatic environment or at surrounding activities. Children who are not pottytrained must wear a vinyl swim diaper under their bathing suit. Vinyl reusable diapers are available for $3 at the facility.Teens invited to open basketball LARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host Teen Basketball Night Saturday, June 21 and July 19, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $5 resident and $6.25 nonresidents with a recreation ID or $9.25 without one. Enjoy four hours of open play with games and prizes. Concessions will be available. Re-entry is not allowed. Tidalwave Tuesdays returnsLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays through July, 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $3 and open to middle and high school youth. Splashs Snack Bar will be open. For more information, visit out for Midnight MadnessLARGO The city of Largo will host 12 hours of fun and recreation at Midnight Madness starting Friday, July 11, 8 p.m., until Saturday, July 12, 8 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. The cost is $50. Children will be supervised while they play sports, make crafts, play games and enjoy time with their friends. Glo at Highland poolLARGO Join Highland Recreation Complex for Glo Night Friday, July 18, 8:45 to 11:45 p.m., at the aquatic center. Bring the whole family for black lights, disco lights and strobe lights as you splash your way down the slides. Dance with the lifeguards to the DJs music. The first 100 people will receive free Glo necklaces. Entry is $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents. Splashs Snack bar will be open and free hot dogs will be available. Door prizes and activities are planned.Join the Zumba BashLARGO Dance your heart out with the Summer-Loving Zumba Bash Saturday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m., at Highland complex. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The event includes favorite songs, guest instructors, free healthy snacks and raffle prizes. Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.Last Vegas to play in Central ParkLARGO Grab blankets and chairs and join the city for a showing of the movie Last Vegas on the big screen Friday, June 20, 7 p.m., at Largo Central Park. Onsite parking, concessions and a campfire will be available. No alcohol permitted. The next movie will be Chocolat on July 18, 7 p.m. For more information, call 587-6751.Celebrate July 4th LARGO Celebrate Independence Day end enjoy one of the best firework shows in Pinellas County at Largo Central Park, Friday, July 4, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Entry is free. Enjoy a DJ, activities and food starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will take place about 9 p.m. For the safety of everyone, no alcohol, coolers, pets or personal fireworks not even sparklers will be permitted. Limited on-site parking will be available for $5. Attendees can park for free at Largo Middle School and Largo High School. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014. AMENDMENTS, from page 1Aerrors. The corrected sections include one that designates a vice mayors appointment to one year, another that allows a commissioner to be appointed to fill a sudden mayoral vacancy and one that allows the cost of copies of the budget to be set by ordinance. Commissioners agreed with the ballot language so far, but Mayor Pat Gerard questioned why one of her recommendations, which had the support of the commission, wasnt included. Currently, the charter gives the mayor the power to appoint residents to the citys various boards at the advice and the consent of the commission. The task of reviewing applications for board appointments and recruiting residents to serve has proved arduous, Gerard said. This was a bad idea to begin with, she said. In drafting the ballot questions, City Attorney Alan Zimmet had left the language as is, reasoning that the charter did not prohibit the mayor from delegating her appointment power to other commissioners. Gerard had thought the language would be removed entirely, allowing the appointment process to be defined by legislative policy outside of the charter. The commission agreed with Gerard, asking Zimmet to make the slight change to the charter as part of the first question on the November ballot. Between now and the election, we have to come up with a better policy, Gerard said. The commission tabled approval of the charter amendments and the corresponding ballot questions until after Zimmet writes new language regarding appointments. The first reading of the ordinance to approve both will be Tuesday, June 24; the second will be Tuesday, July 15.


4A Largo Leader, June 19, 2014Some have claimed we dont need this 12,500 acre water source because we have an agreement with the regional water authority (Tampa Bay Water). However, the 24-year water war between Florida, Georgia and Alabama shows that water agreements are not worth the paper they are written on. This 24-year war continues to this day.Back to the beginningCompared to more inland areas of the state, the small coastal peninsula that makes up Pinellas County has limitations on quantity and quality of its drinking water supply. Due to its geography, the county is dependent on outside sources. In 1970, wellfields located in Hillsborough and Pasco produced nearly 47 percent of the countys drinking water and by 1977, the dependency on outside sources had grown to nearly 53 percent. So-called water wars were common between Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties and even private landowners. Unregulated pumping of groundwater from the Florida Aquifer resulted in the death of cypress trees, loss of wetlands, ponds, lakes and other water bodies dependent on ground water. Local governments struggled to provide adequate supplies of drinking water to support the regions fast-growing population. To help satisfy Pinellas Countys needs, the Utilities Department purchased Crossbar Ranch in 1976. The ranch includes about 8,000 acres of land in central Pasco County located east of U.S. 41 and north of State Road 52. Seventeen active wellhead sites are located on 6.41 acres of the property. The wells began producing in 1980. Al-Bar Ranch and its 4,100 acres adjoining Crossbar was added to Utilities land portfolio in 1990. Utilities paid $11.1 million for both parcels. The county sold the wells and water rights on Crossbar in the mid-1990s as part of a deal that created Tampa Bay Water. Pinellas also sold Tampa Bay Water its wellfields on the Eldridge Wilde property in 1998. In return, the Utilities Department received $140 million. Tampa Bay Water became a reality in 1998. The nonprofit utility supplies wholesale drinking water to Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, as well as the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. The utility uses a mix of groundwater, surface water and seawater to supply the governments. As part of a 40-year agreement, Pinellas County cannot produce its own drinking water unless Tampa Bay Water fails to meet the long-term needs of the six member governments. The agreement also states that if for some reason Tampa Bay Water would cease to exist, which some officials say is highly unlikely, its assets would be divided among its members with each getting a portion of each asset.Todays water warPinellas County had been poised to sell the property to a state-run program called Florida Forever in 2008. The ranches were added to Florida Forevers acquisition list, but the recession and lack of funds put an end to the sale. Pasco County approached the county about buying the land in 2013, using Penny for Pasco funds dedicated to improving that countys environmental lands. On Aug. 13, 2013, county commissioners talked about Pasco Countys offer. Commissioners Janet Long, Norm Roche and Karen Seel, who was vice-chair at the time, were opposed to selling the land. Commission Chair Ken Welch spoke in favor of the sale as did Commissioner Susan Latvala, chairwoman of Tampa Bay Water, who has been a longtime proponent of selling the land. Commissioner John Morroni was absent. After a lengthy discussion, Long suggested that the commission visit the ranches before making a final decision, which they did. Pasco County made another bid for the ranches during the Jan. 28 regular commission meeting. The consensus was not to sell, but no official vote was taken. Selling the land came back before the commission Feb. 4 and after another lengthy discussion, the majority agreed it wasnt the time to sell the land. Latvala and Welch continued to support the sale. Commissioner Charlie Justice wanted to know what it was worth. He advocated asking Pasco County to pay for an appraisal. Long, Roche, Morroni and Seel strongly opposed giving up the property. The matter came back to the table during budget talks held off-camera in the commissioners conference room May 22. According to Roche, who is spearheading a call to action against the sale, Latvala suggested selling the land as a way to raise money to pay for the larger-than-expected budget requests coming in from constitutional officers. Long changed sides at that meeting, Roche said, creating a majority willing to breathe life back into a potential sale. As of June 14, minutes from that meeting had not been posted on the Clerk of the Courts website. Seel pointed out during the June 10 work session that even though the meeting took place outside of the commission assembly room, where it is streamed live on PCCTV, it was still open to the public. She said a reporter from the Tribune had attended. Roche began a public campaign against the potential sale almost immediately. He called a press conference, which also was attended by Morroni, on May 27. Some commissioners believe that Rasks email can be traced to Roches campaign to preserve county ownership of the land. People are in a panic about our water supply, Long said. County Attorney Jim Bennett said he is preparing a memo that explains how Tampa Bay Waters assets, which include wellfields and water rights on the Pasco County land, would be divided should the utility cease to exist. Most likely, owning the land wont give Pinellas a better chance of getting those wellfields or water rights, he said. Even if it did, the county would need a permit from Southwest Florida Water Management District to pump more water than is currently allowed to have enough to supply the need. Latvala said the county is very lucky to have what we have because we had a commission that many years ago looked to the future when we had no water within our borders to find a way to partner for our future and form Tampa Bay Water. Roche said his campaign to keep the land had nothing to do with Tampa Bay Water. I want Pinellas County to remain self-sufficient for generations to come, he said. I cant believe we would want those wells, Latvala said. We would want part of the resources to sustain us. We would want to own part of the desalination plant, reservoir or surface water plant. They are more sustainable than the wellfields. Seel said the controversy was generating many questions from the public. No fault implied or intended, but we voted at a work session by consensus, Seel said. She prefers that the matter be placed on a regular agenda, so we can walk through this together so all are clear and the information is disclosed. Commissioner Ken Welch agreed that technically Seel was right. It is not usually our way of working, he said. Still, he criticized Roches calling of a press conference. Im disappointed in that, he said. He also expressed concern about Rasks email that says drinking water is endangered. Thats scary to our citizens, he said. Latvala agreed. The conversation is scary, such a lack of understanding, she said. This has nothing to do with Tampa Bay Water, Roche repeated. Its about our future needs. Morroni said selling the land had been voted on in the past when the matter was on the agenda. We voted not to sell, he said. Now, guidance is given (to staff) to ask Pasco to get an appraisal, which is opposite to the vote given, he added. Its mainly a fact-finding mission, Long said, who insists more information is needed before another vote is taken. She also suggested that the commission ask county Communications to write an article explaining everything to the public. Welch said part of the information needed is what the land is worth. Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard said talking to Pasco County was on his to-do list. I have not talked to them, he said. I believe they are working on it. Seel agreed to add the matter to a regular meeting agenda as soon as information about the appraisal is available. Screenshots by SUZETTE PORTERLeft, Pinellas County Commission Vice-chair Susan Latvala, who also is chair of Tampa Bay Water, favors selling Crossbar and Al Bar ranches to Pasco County. Right, Commissioner Norm Roche favors keeping the land to preserve Pinellas Countys ability to produce its own water into the future. WATER, from page 1Alooking to apply for services available to them and those needing to file claims. During the reorganization, two VSO positions along with a senior VSO position became vacant. Mike Pendergrast, executive director of Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, explained to commissioners Jan. 29, 2013, why Warrens plan was flawed. He said VSOs had to be trained professionals. They are required to undergo annual training and provide 1,000 hours of support each year. They are required to keep up with new rules and laws that govern the claims process. He showed a significant decline in claims processed by the countys Veterans Services Department during the last four months of 2012 coinciding with the time the veterans began coming to commission meetings with their complaints. Ann Tarter, FDVA director of benefits and assistance, told commissioners that she had met with Warren, who had continued to defend her plan to allow non-veterans to assist veterans, which was contrary to state and federal law. She explained that after the county filled its vacant positions, it would take six months for the new hires to complete training and start doing to job. County staffs action plan presented Feb. 5, 2013, was supposedly designed to fix the problem. Help would be provided until Pinellas could fill its vacant position and get trained staff. Hillsborough County offered to provide assistance by providing a VSO three days a week. FDVA agreed to provide an additional VSO, and a retired VSO agreed to volunteer 20 hours a week to help fill the void and clear the backlog. At the end of the meeting, then Commissioner Chair Ken Welch said, There was clearly a communication issue. We need to eliminate the backlog and make sure the same problems dont happen again. Several veterans attended a June 10 budget work session to let commissioners know the countys Veterans Services Department was experiencing problems again. According to the Rev. Bob Swick, a Marine Corps veteran and chairman of the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance, the county is down to 3.5 VSO positions, which is not nearly enough to serve the 95,000 veterans who call Pinellas home. He said the county needed at least nine. Warrens goal had been to provide five positions. Were back to where we were a few months ago, Swick said. He suggested asking Hillsborough County and the state to provide assistance again. He asked the commission to schedule a public meeting on the issue. Its in your power to show that this county does, in fact, care for its veterans or not, Swick said. Commissioner Chair Karen Seel said Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard and Assistant Administrator Bruce Moeller were working on the issue. I dont think that we well-served our veterans in the last 24 months, Woodard said. He said the commission had directed staff to do all we can to solve the problem. He said working with Moeller and Lynda Leedy, new director of Health and Community Services, a new action plan had been developed. Moeller said the county has budgeted for 5.5 VSO positions. Currently a manager and one VSO position are open. He said that currently it takes about 48 hours for staff to respond to phone calls and about a week to get an appointment. He said Human Resources staff was reviewing the requirements and pay of the managers position, which would be advertised soon. In addition, one shared employee would be returning to work full time with Veterans Services. Woodard said the commission had asked that an additional $150,000 be allocated to Veterans Services. He said staff was working on a plan to best allocate that money. Commissioner Norm Roche said $150,000 wasnt enough. He suggested allocating $500,000. Commissioner John Morroni agreed. $150,000 is not enough, he said. Welch is concerned that a problem the commission believed had been solved last year had returned. He wants staff to come up with an exact number of positions and budget needed to provide adequate service. Woodard said staff was planning for five VSO and two administrative positions. He promised staff would do its due diligence and report the findings to the board. Seel suggested that staff look at the way other counties provide veterans services. The budget over the last eight years has been pretty static, she said. She said the commissions commitment to veterans had remained unchanged. the lights at the front desk of the department, at 201 Highland Ave. Officers will install the free lights on any bicycles without them. Iskra said hes seen more and more bicycles sporting the proper equipment. The departments given out quite a few lights, so theres a lot of people that actually have them, which is a good thing, he said. And by now, most bicyclists know why theyre being stopped. Being able to offer them the lights for free mitigates the stop, he added. Some people dont have the money to buy them, he said. Others claim to have had lights, but say they were stolen after leaving their bikes chained to poles or at bus stops. If you leave them on there, people are going to take everything thats not tied down. Its unfortunate, but it happens, Iskra said. Jesse Quinn of Largo was stopped along East Bay Drive June 17 for not having lights on his bicycle, which he said hes riding until he could get his drivers license back. The bicycle does the job but isnt his favorite mode of transportation, he said. Its a nightmare, especially in the summertime, Quinn explained. He was headed to an interview for a second job at a landscaping company that was hiring, he explained, as he waited for Iskra to write him a warning. He said he knew he should have had lights on his bike. I tried to wait as long as I could till it got a little light out, he said. Iskra headed to the intersection of Missouri Avenue and Bay Drive after giving Quinn the new lights. There isnt much time between the start of Iskras shift and sunrise. At 7 a.m., he usually meets up with two other officers in his division to see if there has been any specific traffic complaints they can address: speeding in a specific neighborhood, frequent disregard of a stop sign or motorists running a red light at a particular intersection. The traffic unit has a proactive approach to addressing issues on Largos roads and more flexibility than the patrol division, which often is reacting to calls for service. We get to do more on our own than actually being assigned to where to go, Iskra said. For more information about the bicycle light program or the traffic unit, call Edmiston at 586-7473. VETERANS, from page 1ALargo Kiwanis provide spotlight for RCSfor the Largo High School Key Club, a Kiwanis-sponsored youth program. The Key Club, the largest and oldest service organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others in planning and conducting service projects, both inside and outside of their school. Anderson will transfer to Bayside High School in the fall. Joining the Largo Kiwanians were a group from Kiwanis of Springtime City, based in Clearwater. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 and dedicated to improving the lives of children through local Kiwanis clubs. The Largo Kiwanis Club is accepting new members, and meets twice a month: for a breakfast on first Fridays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE. in Largo, and for dinner on second Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Roosterfish Grill, 776 Missouri Ave., also in Largo. For more information, call Bruce Blazej at 536-0412 or visit LARGO Christi Snyder, volunteer coordinator for RCS, talked about the need for volunteers at the nonprofits food bank this summer during the dinner meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Largo/MidPinellas June 12. RCS, or Religious Community Services, is a nonprofit agency serving the people of Pinellas County with basic needs through four distinct, yet interwoven programs since 1967. The RCS Food Bank is the largest distributor of food to people in need living in Pinellas County, serving about 25,000 people each month. RCS Grace House helps families facing homelessness by providing up to eight weeks of apartment-style emergency shelter. The Haven of RCS offers an emergency safe house, safety planning, group support and more to victims of domestic violence. The RCS Thrift Store provides revenue to RCS through sales to the public of used items: clothing, household items, furniture and more. Due to the increase in people needing food this summer, RCS needs more volunteers to help distribute and stock at the food bank. If you want to help, contact Snyder 584-3528, ext. 407 or christi.snyder@RCS During the meeting June 12, the Kiwanis also gave a parting gift and certificate to Johanna Anderson for her help as the faculty advisor Photos courtesy of LARGO KIWANISChristi Snyder, volunteer coordinator for RCS, speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas June 12 about the nonprofits need for volunteers over the summer to help at the The RCS Food Bank. Johanna Anderson, right, receives a parting gift and certificate June 12 for her help as the faculty advisor for the Largo High School Key Club, a Kiwanis-sponsored youth program. Also pictured is Dr. Regina Bennett, a youth advisor who has worked with the Key Club since 1990. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESA resident, riding a bike without lights installed, waits for Officer Kurt Iskra of Largo Police Departments traffic enforcement unit to write up a warning. LIGHTS, from page 1ATwo arrested in Feb. 20 shooting in Largo By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Michael Schmidt, 22, of Seminole was angry that John Black, 36, of Largo peeked over the wall at his girlfriend while she was tanning Feb. 19. The next day, Blacks girlfriend, Kristen Gannon, 41, was shot in the leg. Largo Police Department detectives have reportedly linked that shooting back to Schmidt, whom they arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted homicide June 17. But Schmidt wasnt the one with the gun, they said. Instead, Justin Dahlstrom, 20, of Clearwater had been hired to shoot Black. He shot Gannon instead. Through their subsequent investigation, Largo detectives obtained a warrant for attempted homicide on Dahlstrom. The Sheriffs Office arrested him May 24. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office investigated the voyeurism reported Feb. 19 at the L.A. Tan at 10390 Seminole Blvd. Black and the victim, Schmidts girlfriend, were customers that day, explained agency spokeswoman Cristen Rensel. The victim saw Black looking at her and asked, What are you doing? Rensel said. Deputies reported on the accusation but didnt arrest Black, instead letting the State Attorneys Office decide whether or not to prosecute Black. That wasnt good enough for Schmidt. Pretending to be a deputy investigating the L.A. Tan case, he called Blacks ex-wife and asked for contact information for Black. She gave him a phone number, Rensel said. Then she called the Sheriffs Office and reported the incident.Meanwhile, Schmidt made several calls to the same person the night of Feb. 19, according to Schmidts cellphone records. Largo detectives were able to trace those calls to a 24-year-old man named Frank Robinson. Schmidt tried to pay Robinson to shoot Black, detectives reported. Robinson wouldnt do it. But he agreed to make the offer to Dahlstrom, police said. Largo detectives said they were able to confirm that Schmidt met with Dahlstrom prior to the shooting. They also reported that he gave Dahlstrom the firearm that was used in the shooting. Dahlstrom agreed to shoot Black for money, they said. At around 5:30 a.m. Feb. 20, a man showed up at the door of the Fountains of Largo apartment, 13125 Wilcox Road, where Black and Gannon lived. The suspect, later identified as Dahlstrom, spoke with Gannon. Then he shot her in the leg. Gannon was taken to the hospital for the non-fatal wound. Moments before the shooting, at 5:25 a.m., deputies arrested Schmidt for impersonating a law enforcement officer, a felony. Largo detectives later interviewed Schmidt about the shooting, but he denied any involvement. Then, with the help of the Pinellas State Attorneys Office, Largo police obtained a warrant for conspiracy to commit murder for Schmidt June 17. The Largo police arrested him without incident the same day. Detective Brendan Arlington was the lead investigator on the case for Largo Police Department. Michael Schmidt Justin Dahlstrom


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According to the testimony and evidence presented at trial, a forensic review revealed that more than 850 images of child pornography had been deleted from the computer. Thomas had taken considerable steps to conceal his activities by removing the Internet history and the child pornography files from his computer, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney of the Middle District of Florida. The case was problematic because Thomas no longer possessed the pornography, but had viewed it thousands of times online, Largo Sgt. Randall Chaney stated in a city email. Thomas was indicted on the charge of accessing child pornography with intent to view on Sept. 30, 2013. His trial began June 9 and lasted four days. The prosecutions evidence included Monaghans re-constructed Web pages of what Thomas had viewed, testimony from Thomas ex-wife as well as forensically determined patterns of computer use that showed Thomas had accessed multiple child pornography sites, Chaney stated. The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated the case along with the Largo police, who also interviewed Thomas minor child. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer L. Peresie and Josephine W. Thomas prosecuted the case. Following the trial, the United States Marshals Service took Thomas into custody pending his sentencing. This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices and the Criminal Divisions Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit arrested after attempted abductionLARGO Largo police arrested a homeless man who reportedly tried to abduct a 5-year-old child near Lake Villa Park June 12. James Allan Angell, 51, of Largo was charged with felony battery. According to witnesses, Angell jumped out of a wooded lot and wrapped his arms around the child. The mother screamed the childs name, causing Angell to flee. Officer John Rice later found Angell and took him into custody. Detectives interviewed Angell, and he was charged with battery. Angell, though homeless, is known to stay at 704 Fourth Ave. NW., near Lake Villa Park, police reported. I am very thankful this didnt turn into something more serious; it had the potential to, Chief Jeff Undestad wrote in an email about the case. Help keep an eye on our little ones!Police investigate drive-by shootingLARGO Largo police responded to a drive-by shooting at a home near Nursery Road and Lake Way at around 2:36 a.m. June 13. Three shots rang out as the vehicle drove by the home the first time, according to the report. The victims then came outside the home as the vehicle returned, and a suspect pointed his or her finger at the victims. No one was injured. Two of the shots struck vehicles in the driveway. No suspects were identified. Thankfully no one was injured during the shooting, commented Chief Jeff Undestad in an email.Teenagers arrested for robbery of homeless manLARGO Two Largo boys, ages 14 and 17, were arrested for beating up a homeless man and stealing $25 from him June 12, according to the Largo Police Department. Three juveniles followed the man from the Circle K at 1499 Belcher Road to a bench where he was resting, police reported. They confronted him, beat him up and took his money before fleeing. The homeless man took his time getting off the ground. He headed back to the Circle K to clean up. While he was in the bathroom, the teenagers entered the convenience store to buy some items. They were confronted by the homeless man and fled. Another patron of the Circle K recognized and stopped them. The juveniles were arrested for strong-arm robbery, reportedly confessing to police officers who responded to calls at 11:53 p.m.Man arrested for cooking meth on Gandy BeachST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested a St. Petersburg man just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, on Gandy Beach for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of listed chemicals. According to the sheriffs report, deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle, a dark colored Chevy Silverado, parked along the tree line of Gandy Beach. When the deputies made contact with the sole occupant, Charles J. Tapp, 24, they discovered several needles inside the truck. Deputies also observed Tapp placing items into a bag located in the back seat of the truck. Deputies also saw items indicating the vehicle was possibly being used to cook methamphetamine. Deputies called for assistance of narcotics detectives. Tapp was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine and hydrochloric gas. During an interview, the suspect reportedly admitted to actively manufacturing methamphetamine. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident. Bond was set at $12,000.James Allan Angell Eric Thomas Police beat Police beat


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His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 7. The jurys verdict in this case represents another victory in our fight against terrorism, which remains our top priority, said U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III. The Muslim community in Pinellas Park was credited to bringing Osmakacs extremist views to the attention of law enforcement, leading to his eventual arrest Jan. 7, 2012. Our success here is due in part to assistance from the Muslim community, Bentley stated. Osmakac is a naturalized citizen who was born in Yugoslavia. He had been scheming to do something terrifying, according to his arrest affidavit at the time. According to testimony and evidence presented at his trial, he intended to use a car bomb, grenades and a suicide explosive on two targets: MacDintons Irish Pub in the South Howard area of Tampa and the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Prior to settling on those targets, Osmakac made plans to attack the Operations Center of Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office in Ybor City, a military base and all the bridges across Tampa Bay, according to his arrest affidavit. What Osmakac didnt know was that he was explaining his plans to an FBI undercover agent and an FBI informant, who had reported him when Osmakac attempted to buy Al Qaeda flags. Osmakacs ambitious plans for destroying multiple targets were thwarted by not having enough recruits to back his cause, he told the undercover agent. On Jan. 7, 2012, Osmakac met the agent at a Tampa hotel. The undercover agent delivered the weapons he had promised Osmakac: grenades, an AK-47, ammunition, an explosive belt, a pistol and a bomb. Osmakac didnt know that none of them worked, and law enforcement was monitoring him closely. Before he left, Osmakac asked the informant to film him. Holding a pistol and displaying the AK-47, he told the camera that he sought vengeance and explained that Muslim blood was more valuable than the blood of those who dont believe in Islam. He parked a getaway car at the intersection of South Howard Avenue and West Swann Avenue in south Tampa, blocks from MacDintons Irish Pub. In the parking lot of the hotel, he armed the device he thought was a bomb. However, he was stopped and arrested. Osmakac was indicted on Feb. 2, 2012. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara C. Sweeney and Trial Attorney Clement McGovern from the Department of Justice prosecuted the case.School resource deputy receives honorLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs Office School Resource Deputy Kurt Frazho received the 2014 Pinellas County School Resource Deputy of the Year honor at a ceremony during the June 10 school board meeting. Frazho started his career with the Sheriffs Office in January of 2006. He has been a school resource deputy at East Lake High School for the past four years. Below is an excerpt from Frazhos nomination letter to the school board: Over the past four years, Deputy Kurt Frazho has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to duty and performance as a school resource officer assigned to East Lake High School. Deputy Frazho is a man to be respected. Not because he carries a badge, but because he respects the badge he carries. There are three words within the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics that are representative of the way in which Kurt Frazho conducts his job and himself. These words are integrity, courage and duty. Duty is a moral or legal obligation or responsibility. Deputy Frazho has sworn an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Pinellas County and most importantly the students and staff at East Lake High. He is a consummate team player and this is witnessed in his strong ability and willingness to assist others. To ensure a safe learning environment, he works closely with administrators, often putting his own work aside to do so. Deputy Frazho should be commended for his outstanding service and exceptional display of investigative expertise. Photo courtesy PCSOFrom left are Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County School Associate Superintendent Michael Bessett and School Resource Officer of the Year Kurt Frazho.CLEARWATER The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County will launch a summer feeding program to provide weekend meals for foodinsecure children across Pinellas County, starting June 20. A recent study by Feeding America found that more than 20 percent of U.S. children are food-insecure, meaning they have insufficient access to nutritionally adequate food. In Pinellas County, that number rises to nearly 24 percent. During the school year, approximately 45,000 students in Pinellas County are eligible for free and reduced lunch. JWB has partnered with Pinellas County Schools Food Services to distribute 6,000 meals on Thursdays and Fridays at nine of the highest needs Summer Bridge elementary schools: Campbell Park, Fairmount Park, Lakewood, Melrose, New Heights, High Point, Belleair, Sandy Lane and Tarpon Springs. In addition, distribution of meals will be coordinated by the Public Defenders Office of the 6th Judicial Circuit at the Pinellas County Housing Authoritys Rainbow Village in Largo. Locations were chosen as they are located within the five geographical areas of need as identified by the Pinellas County Government and JWB via the Economic Impact of Poverty Study. JWB has committed $103,000 to the Summer Feeding Program, to ensure that more than 35,000 weekend meals can be distributed to food-insecure children across the county over the summer. The meals, provided by GA Food Services Inc., cost approximately $3 each. They are pre-packaged with a variety of shelf-sustainable foods, such as a juice box, milk, apple sauce, crackers and an easy-open protein option such as chili, beef stew or spaghetti and meatballs. For more information visit or follow JWB on Facebook or Twitter.JWB launches weekend summer feeding program Free HOPE Expo educates homebuyersST. PETERSBURG In recognition of National Homeownership Month, Pinellas County is participating in the annual Homeownership for People Everywhere Expo, Saturday, June 28, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Raymond James Financial Center, 880 Carillon Parkway, Tower 4, in St. Petersburg. This years event will feature more than 25 exhibitors, including lenders, Realtors, home inspectors, credit counselors and down payment assistance programs. Attendees can register for a daylong homebuyers workshop, which is being offered in English and Spanish. The workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the home buying process. Those who complete the workshop will receive a certificate that satisfies requirements for affordable housing loans and down payment assistance programs. Seating for the workshop is limited and registration is required. Visit or by call 446-3532 for English or 4466222 for the Spanish seminar. Sami Osmakac


By TIFFANY RAZZANOPINELLAS PARK Girls Inc. of Pinellas honored Tech Data Vice President and U.S. Controller Tracy Veillette as 2014 STEM Woman of the Year at its STEM luncheon on May 30 at Feather Sound Country Club. The annual event brings awareness to the community of the need for STEM science, technology, engineering and math education for girls while honoring a local role model with a distinguished STEM career and dedication to paving the way for young women of tomorrow. Veillette grew up in Tampa before moving to Greensboro, North Carolina, with her family, where she graduated from high school in 1985. As a young girl, she was always drawn to math. I think I liked that it was more black and white versus things more creative, she said. I liked that this is the way things work and theres an answer, a right answer. And her father taught her that she could do anything she wanted and wasnt bound by gender stereotypes. She fished; she hunted; she mowed the lawn. My dad, he was good, Veillette said. He made it so that I didnt know I was a girl and wasnt supposed to do certain things I didnt just do girly things. He helped me have confidence. After high school, she headed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she initially majored in math. But she eventually followed in her fathers footsteps and majored in business, later earning a masters in accounting from UNC. In the late 1980s, she was one of few women studying these disciplines. It wasnt exactly encouraged to be a math major unless you were going to teach elementary school, she said. That was all that was encouraged. But I wanted to do more than that. During college, she interned at IBM, and once she graduated she moved back to Tampa, where her parents had relocated. I always wanted to come back to Tampa, she said. Its a more diverse city than Greensboro. Veillette took a job in public accounting as an audit manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers, where she worked for eight years before moving over to Tech Data. It was very different from what I was used to doing, she said. Public accounting is a public service that has higher margin business and low volume. Then I came to Tech Data where theres a low margin, high volume, and its very fast paced. She started out as director of vendor accounting at Tech Data in 1998. She worked closely with vendors, building relationships with them. It really broadened my accounting side by introducing me to the business side in addition to accounting, she said. You cant be a good controller without understanding the business side. She became U.S. controller for the company in 2000. Eventually, Veillette was also named vice president as her role expanded. She is responsible for overseeing all U.S. accounting, controlling and financial analysis. 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Our association is professionally managed and the offices of our manager are located in Tarpon Springs. Is it permissible for the official records of the association to be maintained by the manager at its offices in Tarpon Springs? A: Section 718.111(12)(b) of the Florida Statutes provides that the official records of the association must be maintained within the State of Florida for at least seven (7) years. The records of the association must be made available to a unit owner within forty-five (45) miles of the condominium property or within the county in which the condominium property is located. The association may comply with the statutory provision by offering the option of making the official records available to a unit owner electronically via the Internet or by allowing the records to be viewed in electronic format on a computer screen and printed upon request. Q: My association recently adopted an amendment, which restricts unit leases to a term of no less than nine months. 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Is this correct? A: When a unit is leased, the tenant has all of the use rights in the association property and those common elements otherwise readily available for use generally by unit owners. The unit owner does not have such rights except as a guest of the tenant. However, the tenant can waive the use rights and allow the unit owner to continue to enjoy the use rights. Unfortunately for you, the board of directors is correct in its interpretation of the Condominium Act. It is highly unlikely that you would be able to lease your unit and have your tenant waive his rights to use the recreational and other commonly used facilities of the condominium. Peter Hofstra Clearwater Beach Chamber announces awardsCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce recently held its 19th annual Awards Banquet. 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Empowering business for 60 years!151 3rd Street N.W. Largo, FL 33770 The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce mission is to assist its member businesses be successful through innovative programs and services; strengthen partnerships between business and local, state and federal governments; create, inspire and facilitate community leadership; and foster a business climate that promotes integrity and excellence. Throughout its 62 year history, the Chamber has provided the necessary tools and resources to help businesses succeed. This includes networking leads groups, government advocacy and economic development initiatives in addition to programs and events focused on professional development. Most importantly, the Chamber consists of people who realize they can accomplish collectively what they cannot individually. If a Return on Involvement (ROI) is your approach to business and life in general, then youd be a welcome addition to the Chamber family. To become a Preferred Central Pinellas Business please visit or call us at 727-584-2321. The Chamber salutes the following businesses and organizations that joined or renewed their association with the Chamber during the past month. For a complete listing of Preferred Chamber Businesses, stop by the office for a free copy of the Central Pinellas Business & Community Go-To Guide or visit the Chamber website at www.CentralCham Apparel World II, Inc. Belleair Asset Management, Incorporated Belleair Towers Bender Chiropractic Center ConMed Corporation Custom Mobility, MITS Escot Bus Lines, LLC Fleet Street Remarketing, LLC Freedom Square Life Care Retirement Community gWiz Personal Technology Services Hurd Hawkins Meyers and Radosevich, P.A. Jack Rice Insurance, LLC Malvern Group Cartridge Services, Incorporated McGill Plumbing Merle Norman/ Headlines Salon Panera Bread Belleair Bluffs Panera Bread Largo Mall Professionals In Networking Proino Breakfast Club, Incorporated Ranchero Village, Incorporated Redened Living Roostersh Grill Summerside Inn Suncoast Hospice Synovus Bank Tampa Bay Oncology Center, John H. West MD Transworld Business Advisors Westshore Financial Group, Incorporated/ Nate Cocco YMCA of the SuncoastSupporting Business & CommunityChamber Awards Scholarships at LHSThe Chamber will hold a Coffee AnNetworking business leads program on Wednesday, July 30 at Everest UniversityPinellas, 1199 East Bay Drive, Largo. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. It will feature a coffee reception meet and greet and a networking exercise. gWiz Personal Technology Service, Paradise Air Inc. and Louis Haskel CPA are sponsors. Call the Chamber at 727-584-2321 to register or email events@centr Central Pinellas Chambers Education Foundation Scholarships were recently presented at Largo High School. Each year the foundation provides two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors. The award winners were selected from Largo High School Students of the Month recognized by the Chamber throughout the year. The first recipient, Maggie Kivett, is the daughter of Tara Kivett. Maggie will attend the University of Florida beginning this summer to study pharmacy on the pre-med track. Maggie participated in numerous extracurricular activities including serving as student government president and captain of the swim team. She was a part of the ExCel Board of Student Advisors, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, Senior Council and Key Club. Maggie was recognized by the Chamber as Student of the Month in May, 2014. The second recipient, Darbie Napieralski, is the daughter of Kimberly Napieralski. Darbie has been accepted by the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University and is interested in athletic training, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. Darbie played varsity basketball and softball all of the four years of her career at Largo High School. She also played two years of varsity volleyball. She was on the ExCEL Board of Student Advisors and participated in the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Darbie was recognized by the Chamber as Student of the Month in November, 2013. We had an impressive group of applicants for these two scholarships, said Laurie Bunce, chairman of the Scholarship Selection Committee. It was very difficult to narrow our choices to two. We believe that Maggie and Darbie exemplify the spirit and commitment required to succeed. We look forward to following their progress and sharing in their success. Other selection committee members included Chris Johnson of Piper Fire Protection, Melody Hunter of Charles Rutenberg Realty, Richard Russo of Tutor Doctor and Rick Donohue of Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo. Joshua Wolfenden, Largo High School Assistant Principal/ExCEL Magnet Coordinator (left) and Laurie Bunce of Centratel Business Telephones (right) congratulate the Chamber's 2014 Largo High School $1000 Scholarship recipients Darbie Napieralski and Maggie Kivett.Everest University to host Chamber Coffee AnNetworking Event Chamber Awards Luncheon Aims to InspireA Call for Chamber Community Award NominationsThe Central Pinellas Chamber has begun accepting nominations for its esteemed Citizen of the Year and Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year awards. These celebrated presentations will take place at the chambers 62nd Annual Meeting on September 25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Citizen of the Year nominees must be living individuals who have focused attention and directed efforts in the Central Pinellas region that have brought acclaim or public notice; have outstanding achievement in community service; and have performed volunteer (uncompensated) services to the community. Offices/chairmanships of national, state and local civic and non-profit organizations will be considered. Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year nominees must own a locally operated independent or franchised business with 50 or less fulltime employees and be an active member of the Chamber. A commitment to the community, as demonstrated by contributions of personal time and/or resources, and a proven commitment to local entrepreneurship/ small business must also be demonstrated. Nomination deadline is Friday, August 22. For nomination forms and full criteria, visit the Chamber website www.Central or email tom@largo Chambers 6th Annual Women Inspire Awards Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 11:45 am to 1:15 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, Jenkins Family Wing, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. The Inspire Awards celebrate individuals in Central Pinellas who have had a positive impact on the lives of others through their leadership in the workplace and/or involvement in the community. Greater Largo Library Foundation, Largo Medical Center, DEX Imaging, PureLife Medi-spa, MedExpress Urgent Care, T-Mobile and the law firm Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, PA are sponsors. Cost of the luncheon is $20 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To register, call the Chamber at 727-584-2321 or email Business & Community Guides AvailableThe Chambers new 20142015 Business & Community Go-To Guide are available free of charge, one per customer, at its 151 3rd Street N.W., Largo offices. The full color publication features alphabetical and categorical listings of the organizations Preferred Central Pinellas Businesses. Special sections are included with information about regional recreation, shopping, health care and education resources. Bulk copies of 25 or more are available at $2 per guide. Its a great presentation resource for realtors and sales account representatives. Call the Chamber at 584-2321. Congratulations to May Ambassador of the Month Neil Allen of A2Z Printing & Graphics. A2Z helps businesses save money on all types of printed materials and with local marketing strategies such as direct mailing and GPS tracked door flyer distribution. Neil can be reached at 727-531-6464 (office) or 727-422-6888 (cell). The Ambassadors are a dynamic team of business representatives who meet and contact Chamber members to educate and involve them about the organizations many activities. They also provide membership feedback and participate as greeters at Chamber events.Chamber Ambassador of the Month Congratulations to owner Sue Swenson and manager Sarah Kreel on the grand opening ribbon-cutting event for The Barbershop A Hair Salon for Men located at 8874 Ulmerton Road in Largo, 33774. Chamber members enjoyed the recent ribbon-cutting at NuTech Hearing, 3690 East Bay Drive, #1, Largo, FL 33771. 8A Business Leader, June 19, 2014 1301 2nd Ave. SW Largo, FL 33770 3131 N McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 3820 Tampa Rd. Suite 101 Palm Harbor, FL 34684 041714Its unlike any Doctor Visit Ive ever experienced!I discovered a way to get all my health care needs addressed at ONE TIME at ONE PLACE. Convenient free covered parking, over 100 physicians and specialists, labs, scans and even a Walgreens Pharmacy. Why would I want to go anywhere else? Alice R. Largo, FL 032014 Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. 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Our community has so much to celebrate as the school year comes to a close. This past year, Pinellas County Schools was named an Advanced Placement District of the Year for increasing access to AP coursework and raising the pass rate percentage. We were also honored nationally as a model district by the Ford Foundation for its Ford Next Generation Learning Academies of Pinellas five-year plan. I am particularly thrilled about the significant gains that so many of our students showed this past year on their reading, writing and mathematics scores on various standardized tests. We are truly raising expectations and our students are showing they are up to the challenge. This year, we gained traction on a number of new initiatives focused on boosting student achievement. This summer, for the second year, we are continuing our Summer Bridge extended learning programs throughout the district. These summer programs, including a new Algebra boot camp for middle school students, are designed to mitigate summer learning loss to better position students to start next school year at or above grade level. This past year, we also instituted programs that facilitated additional time for instruction in reading, math and science, and provided a wealth of digital resources for students to support their learning outside of the classroom. In addition, we have greatly increased the number of STEM Academies at our schools in an effort to better prepare students for the global demands of the 21st century. We are aggressively confronting achievement gaps with the districts new Bridging the Gap plan. The initiative, which aligns with the districts Strategic Plan, has five key goals aimed at raising achievement levels, increasing graduation rates and improving student engagement for African American students throughout the district. To further support student achievement, we have launched Pinellas Pathways to Graduation, which helps students successfully complete the requirements for earning a high school diploma, and assists them with planning for their future. While we have made many gains this year, there is still much work to do. In the coming months, I will share with you some of the projects and programs we are diligently working on to help us as we continue to strive for 100 percent student success. I hope all of our students find time to relax this summer and spend time with family and friends. I also hope that families will help provide students with educationally enriching activities this summer. Research shows that students lose knowledge over extended breaks, so it is of vital importance that they flex those brain muscles over the summer. Please encourage the children in your lives to read a little each and every day this summer. 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For more information about the impact of HB 851 on the Florida Prepaid College Program, visit department offering school immunizations June is a good time to plan ahead for the next school year, especially for families with children entering school for the first time, starting middle school or moving on to college. Avoid the back-to-school rush now by making sure your childs immunizations are updated before Pinellas County schools are back in session on Monday, Aug. 18. Parents are encouraged to schedule immunizations at a health providers office or any Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County health department listed below: Tarpon Springs, 301 S. Disston Ave., 9425457 Clearwater, 310 N. Myrtle Ave., 469-5800 Mid-County, 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 524-4410 Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Ave. N., 5477780 St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., N., 824-6900 DOH-Pinellas provides immunizations at no cost for babies, children and young people through the age of 18. 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Kerry received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremonies.Kirkwood makes deans listSEMINOLE Jenna Michelle Kirkwood, a resident of Seminole, has been recognized among more than 1,800 students from Valdosta State University who made the spring 2014 deans list. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional GPA of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the deans list. Developmental Studies, transients and graduate students are not eligible for deans list status.Hoofnagle makes deans listINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Wheaton College student James Hoofnagle of Indian Rocks Beach was named to the deans list for the spring 2014 semester. Deans list honors are earned at Wheaton by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale. Wheaton College is in Wheaton, Illinois.Mical makes deans list at UNLCLEARWATER Magdalena Zofia Mical of Clearwater was named to the spring semester deans list by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Mical is a sophomore with an advertising and public relations major. Qualification for the deans list varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the honor roll for undeclared students. Mayfield graduates from Hofstra University SEMINOLE Taylor Mayfield of Seminole graduated from Hofstra University in May 2014, earning a bachelors degree in English. Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university just 25 miles from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. Alexander earns second academic honors SEMINOLE Meagan C. Alexander of Seminole has been named to second honors on the Clark University deans list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2014 semester. To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3. Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university. Ritacco named to Hamilton College deans listCLEARWATER Alison N. Ritacco recently was named to the deans list at Hamilton College for the 2014 spring semester. Ritacco is the daughter of Audrey and Rick Ritacco of Clearwater. To be named to the deans list, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above. Ritacco, a May graduate, majored in art and comparative literature at Hamilton.Columba Bush announces scholarship winnersTARPON SPRINGS Former First Lady Columba Bush and the Foundation for Excellence in Education recently announced the 2014 Arts for Life! scholarship winners. Kaila DeLany, a student at Tarpon Springs High School, was among the recipients. These winners were selected from over 600 outstanding applicants from 47 counties across Florida. Students in public, magnet, charter, virtual, and private schools as well as home education programs vied for the prestigious award. This years scholarship winners were selected by a committee of respected experts in one of the scholarships five disciplines: creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual art. Each year I enjoy meeting the wonderful students and their family members, said Bush in a press release. I am proud to support these young artists as they continue their creative pursuits. Their vision and passion for the arts is so inspiring. Bouwens graduates from UticaPALM HARBOR Elaine Borlaza Bouwens recently graduated from Utica College in Utica, New York. Bouwens earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy.Brown Ogilvie earns degreeSAFETY HARBOR Tara Brown Ogilvie of Safety Harbor is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University. 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Each semifinalist was asked to submit a detailed scholarship application, which included writing an essay and providing information about extracurricular activities, awards, and leadership positions. Semifinalists also had to have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and earn SAT scores that confirmed the qualifying test performance. College-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners in Pinellas include the following individuals: Alexander Robert Dolan of Largo; Seminole High School National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship Emma M. Freeman of Palm Harbor; Palm Harbor University High School National Merit University of Arizona Scholarship Natalie Wilson of Palm Harbor; Palm Harbor University High School National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship Benjamin G. Connelly of St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg High School National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship Zaydi Javeed of Tarpon Springs; Palm Harbor University High School National Merit University of South Florida Scholarship ST. PETERSBURG The Florida Holocaust Museum recently honored the humanitarian efforts of exceptional teens with its 12th annual Anne Frank Humanitarian Award. The award was created to focus attention on the positive actions of todays teens. The AFHA recognizes those humanitarian actions that better the lives of others. By doing the right thing, recipients hold true to the spirit of Anne Frank who, in the face of hardships, endured and did not abandon her ideals. She believed that in spite of everything ... people are truly good at heart. The award is presented to one junior in each of the 93 public and private high schools in a five-county area, and the honorees were nominated by their principals, guidance counselors or teachers. Rene Walter and Jody Sherman are the program co-chairs. Each year we continue to be amazed by the extraordinary commitment and accomplishments of our AFHA Honorees, stated Walter, who also sits on the FHM board. These young people are the embodiment of the mission of the Florida Holocaust Museum and will serve as role models for future generations of humanitarian leaders. Following are profiles of three of this years 93 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award honorees: David Siegel Siegel, a Countryside High School student, is described as an activist, leader and catalyst for change. He is the Clearwater Chapter President of United Synagogue Youth and he is a leader in several Jewish youth groups that work locally and internationally. Siegel is dedicated, civic-minded and passionate about his work. Marketa Alston Alston, a Bayside High School student, puts her care and concern for others into action. She believes in giving to those less fortunate than she is and she works hard to help with a smile on her face. Shes a member of Girls Club where she meets regularly during lunch hour with the adult club sponsor and other female students to discuss issues they all face. Alston is a member of her Bethel neighborhood church youth group, and she donates her time as part of the youth groups Hospital Cheer Campaign, visiting children during hospital stays and adopting them during the holidays. Brendon Bloomeld Bloomfield, an East Lake High School student, is a caring, compassionate and genuine young man who is an avid volunteer and supporter of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the ALS Association. He has been a mentor for elementary school children, and he has worked in a homeless shelter. All of Brendons service projects have helped make a difference in the lives of others but one project stands out among them all. Bloomfield participates in the Best Buddy program.Anne Frank Humanitarian Award honors exceptional teensSeveral new principals have been appointed at the recommendation of Superintendent Michael Grego. Kristen G. Sulte, principal of Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School, St. Petersburg, was named principal of Azalea Elementary School, St. Petersburg. Kristy Moody, assistant principal of Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary School, St. Petersburg, was named principal of the school. Shannon Brennan, assistant principal of Mildred Helms Elementary School, Largo, was named principal of the school. Belinda Atkins, assistant principal of Curlew Creek Elementary School, Palm Harbor, was named principal of Ozona Elementary School, Palm Harbor. Daphne Miles, assistant principal of Garrison-Jones Elementary School, was named principal of Sunset Hills Elementary School, Tarpons Springs. Tammy Keiper, assistant principal of Plumb Elementary School, Clearwater, was named principal of Woodlawn Elementary School, St. Petersburg. Sulte began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 1988. She served as a teacher at North Ward and Lynch elementary schools and as an assistant principal at Oakhurst and Mount Vernon elementary schools. She earned a bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of South Florida and a masters degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Moody began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 2007. She served as a teacher at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School. She earned a bachelors degree in management from the United States Coast Guard Academy and her masters degree in elementary education from the University of Phoenix. Brennan began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 1995. She served as a teacher and instructional coach at Pinellas Park Elementary School. She also served as an instructional coach at Belleair Elementary School and as assistant principal at Belleair Elementary School. Atkins began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 2006. She served as a teacher, reading coach and an instructional coach at Fairmount Park Elementary School. Atkins educational background also includes service as a preschool center director and a teacher in Ohio. She earned a bachelors degree in elementary education and a masters degree in instructional leadership from Northern Kentucky University and a masters degree in the art of teaching from Marygrove College. Miles began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 1993. She served as a social studies teacher at Tyrone Middle School, an assistant principal at Madeira Beach Middle School and Dunedin Highland Middle School. Miles also served as head of school at Bible-Based Fellowship Christian Academy in Tampa. Miles earned her bachelors degree in social science education and her masters degree in educational leadership from the University of South Florida. Keiper began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 2001. She served as a teacher at Woodlawn and Campbell Park elementary schools; a curriculum specialist and a teacher on special assignment at Campbell Park Elementary School. Keiper earned a bachelors degree in elementary education and her masters degree in elementary education with an emphasis in math and science from the University of South Florida. Palmer began her educational career in Pinellas County in 1994. She has served as a teacher at Mildred Helms Elementary School, a site-based literacy coach at Madeira Beach and Seminole elementary school. She earned her bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of South Florida and her masters degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


12A Viewpoints Leader, June 19, 2014When and if I retire, I certainly plan to smell the roses if there is something left of my dysfunctional sinuses. That said, I dont have a clue on how Ill spend my retirement, besides cursing at the obnoxious talking heads on Fox News, MSNBC and the other purveyors of misinformation. Throwing the TV Brick, a soft foam sports souvenir, at the television doesnt seem to work against the commentators. Nor the Tampa Bay Rays. If the Rays are not going to put their bats to good use, they should send me one. I might need it to smash my television one day. Back to the roses. I have some hobbies, such as waging chemical warfare on dust mites, but even my favorite pastimes sometimes lead me down the trail of monotony. Evening beach combing is a great diversion, but dj vu too often leaves its calling card. Recently, I saw some sea gulls fighting over a potato chip. They appeared to be the same birds I saw on a previous outing. And I could swear the great blue heron I passed on Redington Shores hasnt moved 10 feet in two weeks. Lazy beggar. And who are those little kids who keep leaving holes in the sand for me to trip over when I jog? Along those lines, I wonder how many wedding photos Ive appeared in taken on Redington Shores? Its kind of hard to run around a ceremony on the beach, especially when youre dodging holes in the sand. Thought about doing more volunteer work when I retire. Guess Ill have the time, but Im not so sure how I can help. Remember, Im the guy who wrote a column with the headline Help needed to change a light bulb. Ill have more time to give blood and get free movie passes, providing that eating butterladen theater popcorn doesnt knock me out of the blood donor pool. Love the stuff, but one kernel is lethal enough to kill a Redington Shores heron. Note to PETA: Ive never fed movie popcorn to a Redington Shores heron nor kids who leave holes on the beach. When and if I retire, I guess Ill continue to serve on my condominium board despite threats from unit owners to hang me. Thats reason number one hundred why Im pushing the board to get rid of all our oak trees. When and if I retire, theres always sports to fall back on. Enjoy going to UF college football and basketball games, but Im too cheap to get a good seat and always seem to end up in the Bob Uecker section. Im also too cheap to buy binoculars. And stadium popcorn is not nearly as good as the theaters. Speaking of being expensive, air fare might keep me grounded. Always planned on traveling abroad when I retire, but after talking to a neighbor, I might have to pack a tent to afford overseas travel. My neighbor is leaving soon for a Rhine River cruise trip. Her round-trip air fare to and from Amsterdam is $1,700. Ouch. Im going to have to give up more than just movie popcorn to afford that. Just as well. See one cathedral and youve seen them all. Gazing at the grim faces of bishops staring at me in paintings give me the willies. So much for Europe. Guess Ill do the Florida thing when I retire: travel locally and support the states economy. Dont need a passport for that, either. At least not yet. When and if I retire, I wont try to write a book. Writing it is only half the battle; marketing it is the coup de grce. In an ideal world, after you spend thousands of hours writing, rewriting and proofreading your book, you send it to a newspaper editor, who reviews it in a newspaper article and publicizes your booksigning event. In the real world, the editor who gets the book usually puts it aside and it ends up in the bottom drawer of a file cabinet in the bowels of the newsroom. If youre lucky, your book could be used as a bookend on a newsroom shelf where somebody might see it and donate it to the friends of the library. Guess I need retirement counseling. Must broaden my horizons. Filling holes in the beach sand is for the birds.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Email tgermond@TBNweek almost impossible for anyone to keep complete track of national and world news. But its still fun to stick ones toes into the swirling stream and watch the major events and trends passing by. For an hour or so each day I sit with my TV, remote in hand, and tap into a half-dozen news outlets. A capsule opportunity to review the days top news stories comes at 6:30 p.m., when CBS, ABC and NBC air what they believe are the biggies. Often their judgments coincide. As I click from one channel to the next I find that all three networks tend to agree on which event rates top coverage. Viewers should keep in mind that a primary concern of news networks is ratings, i.e., which story will pull in the most viewers. If Russia declared war on China, that event might play second fiddle to Tom Cruises decision to renounce Scientology and become a Mormon. During the day, I tend to boot up CNN more often than other news networks. You cant go wrong with an outfit whose chief anchor is named Wolf Blitzer. (I wish I had a glamorous first name like Wolf. Or Rock.) As I recall, Wolf hit the big time when western forces overwhelmed Kuwait. Today he shares the CNN limelight with Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Gloria Borger, Dana Bash, Barbara Starr, Candy Crowley and other journalists who strike me as reliably middle of the road. A few weeks ago CNN did us all a big favor by removing a stuffy Brit anchor named Piers Morgan. I apologize to you if my comments in this column are more judgmental and subjective than they might otherwise be. Journalists should be measured mostly by their professional performance; the fact remains that TV news presentation has a show-biz element that cant be ignored. Another muddying factor is that, when an anchor pronounces the news, we dont know whether he/she is an experienced newsperson or simply a mouthpiece uttering words skillfully written off-camera by a bona fide news pro. Holding down the right corner of the TV news picture is Fox News, whose daily reports are dominated by one obvious fact: most of their people are really ticked off at that Muslim-Kenyan in the White House, and they wont be happy until hes blamed for everything from the 1929 stock market crash to the 1883 eruption of Krakatau. A daily Fox highlight is an afternoon talk show called The Five, in which a quintet of lesser-known lightweights laugh at their own jokes and trade thoughts on politics and the passing parade. If Fox is biased toward the conservative viewpoint, its no more unbalanced in its outlook than MSNBC, which leans far to the left. Its fun to watch the excitable Chris Matthews thought processes get ahead of his tongues ability to express them. Its also a pleasure to see the veteran Andrea Mitchell at work. She sets forth the news without tipping toward either the left or right. One of the few African-Americans youll see in a prominent slot giving the news is MSNBCs Joy Reid. Each night the knowledgeable and opinionated Rachel Maddow attempts to utter a greater number of words-per-hour than she did the night before. She often succeeds. Ive only recently discovered Al Jazeera America, but I like what I see. Im a fan of straightforward, unemotional reporting, and AJA seems to give that. People in oil-rich Qatar own it. Should we therefore expect to see Islamic viewpoints creep into the news reports? If so, I havent yet detected them. AJA has about 70 bureaus throughout the globe. One of their chief assets is Ray Suarez, formerly a first-class news reporter with PBS. The daily PBS New Hour will never win a Pulitzer for dramatic presentation of news, but it will leave you with a sense of grasping each days significant happenings. In PBSs early history, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer set a tone of thoughtful, dispassionate discussion of news events. Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and Margaret Warner have carried on that tradition. Over at the British Broadcasting Company, Catty Cay and her colleagues render the news in the most calm and collected manner imaginable. Some anchors and newsreaders are obviously intent on selling their own personalities, as well as the daily news. At BBC, thats not the case. Their staffers dont much care whether or not their viewers love them. Its the news that matters, not the charm ratings. Speaking of charm, its gratifying to see that many, if not most, of the persons delivering the news today are women. There may still be a glass ceiling for women in todays newsgathering, but if so it seems to be cracking.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli Advertising Director: Jay Rey Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter Beach Beacon: Bob McClure Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. 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Our free press was conceived with the notion that it be ever vigilant of government and expose these scandals. This administration has had more than its share of scandals. It is said that most members of the City Council are puppets for the administration. Mere bobble-heads that simply advance the agenda given to them. Rarely oppose any agenda item and vigorously defend the status quo. My friends we as citizens seek an honest and open local government, but the question is are we getting what we paid for. Historically folks step down during a scandal for good reason. We are told this city manager will do so soon. Why now? With the city in poor shape given the demise of our local mall, and a proposed new park project in disarray. He should take this mayor, Leslie Waters, and Bob Matthews with him. Matthews is the longest sitting councilor, who hired this manager, and supporter of the status quo. So, many thanks to Councilor Plantamura and Clerk Benoit for bringing this matter to light. This November as seats come up for election, let us bring in some new folks, with fresh minds and new ideas, and let us move our city forward. And move away from the status quo, which has been the case for way too long now. Tom Christy SeminoleSave a historic treasureEditor: There has been in the past a lot of misinformation regarding the hotel. It has been stated that the hotel is too far gone to save and this is wrong. Several high level, certified architects have evaluated the hotel and find that the bones are solid. It was built with the type of pine that eventually turns to stone. It has also been in print over and over that the RPD, folks who live on the property, fully support demolition and condo replacement. This is also not true. The board has expressed its views, not ours. I think it is noteworthy that two residents of the property have joined in the second lawsuit to save the hotel and many of the folks living here, as we do, feel the same way. There is a website to donate to the saving of the hotel and we would urge all those in favor of saving historic treasures, for the next generation to enjoy, to visit the website, viewbiltmorelegalfund/x/6500159 Karmen & T.C. Hayes BelleairWrong direction on IRB intersectionRe: Work on busy IRB intersection may begin December, Belleair Bee, June 11Editor: A couple of thoughts on the recent article about improvements to Gulf Boulevard and the issue of cigarette butts on the beach. Taking out the turning lane on Walsingham Boulevard leading into Gulf is an awful idea. This will back up traffic for no reason. Can we not install a light like some of the intersections on East/West Bay that restrict turning when a pedestrian pushes the crosswalk button? This would fall into the common sense category for a solution much unlike the solution that completely changes the entire intersection and does not allow turning on red. Lets not create unnecessary traffic backup when there is another solution that is both cheaper and more efficient for everyone. Secondly, on the issue of cigarette butts on IRB, I dont see how charging for parking would be a solution to the cigarette-butt problem. These things are completely unrelated. I believe a solution would be to restrict smoking on the beach altogether. I agree that the cigarette butts are a problem but there is no way police officers will be able to regulate this. They will be able to watch for people smoking. I also am tired of smelling the smoke that inevitably blows our way. Thank you. Brooke Litton Belleair BeachLegal immigrants welcome, not illegal aliensRe: Group calls for drivers licenses for everyone, June 13Editor: This is in response to the article on people requesting that undocumented immigrants be able to receive a drivers license. I have no problem with immigrants having a license; they are here legally. An undocumented immigrant is another word for an illegal alien, and I do have a problem with them having a license. First of all, they are not here legally so why should they have paperwork that would recognize them as such? Our streets will not be safer because they have a license; many people who have legal licensure are bad drivers. The fact that an illegal alien is worried about being deported if pulled over while driving illegally is not a reason to give them a license. My 26-year-old son was killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien. He had been arrested 23 times and never deported. I guess the authorities didnt want to do the paperwork either. Most of his prior arrests were for assault and battery but one was for giving a false drivers license to a police officer. Yes, you guessed it. He then continued to drive and, because he wasnt deported, he went out and got drunk and proceeded to hit my sons car, a VW Jetta, at 90 mph with his friends F150 pickup truck (another illegal alien). Obviously they were not insured, not that it would bring my son back. If you begin by breaking the law you will continue to do so. We might also consider that the next move would be to allow them to vote in our elections because they now have a legal ID, a drivers license, and an address. One thing will lead to another and the state of Florida will now have a huge mess at the polls. If you wish to live in the United States you are always welcome but come here as a legal immigrant, not an illegal alien. It needs to be done the proper way. I personally am very tired of changing rules and lowering our standards so that others will be happy. The tail has to stop wagging the dog. The law is the law; begin as you wish to continue. If you start out on the correct foot then you will have your proper documentation and there will be no problem. There is no such thing as an undocumented immigrant. You are either an immigrant or an illegal alien, without documentation. Hence, no drivers license. Juli Finger SeminoleI have some hobbies, such as waging chemical warfare on dust mites, but even my favorite pastimes sometimes lead me down the trail of monotony.


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A close friend in high school didnt see her dad because he travelled nine months out of the year for work. One of my best friends is still searching for her father.A question I always wonder is: why am I so blessed to have had my dad in my life when others dont have their dads? When you think about it, we dont get to choose our parents. They are chosen for us.My dad has always played a big role in my life. He was always there for me and helped me become the person and parent I am today. He has always been supportive in everything I wanted to do. Even when I wasnt the best athlete or singer, my dad would always encourage me. My dad worked hard to make sure our family was provided for. We always had a roof over our heads and food on the table. My dad always told me how proud he was of me and that he loved me. Its interesting that I see those same qualities in my husband with our two girls. He gives them encouragement in everything they do. He tells them every day how much he loves them and how proud he is to be their dad. Ever since our children were babies, he has told them they can do and be anything they want to be. According to studies by Dr. David Popenoe, a father has a direct impact and brings positive benefits to his children. Kids with dads who take an active role in their life tend to get better grades in school and have better psychological wellbeing and social behavior. Its important to have that male influence for a child. Sometimes that male influence is another male father figure like a grandpa or uncle. These father figures are important too. Studies back up that having these father figures cut back on physiological and behavior problems. Thank you to all the men out there that are either fathers or taking on that role and making a difference in your childs life.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. 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Though society has changed over the past 39 years, Hunt says that middle school kids still wrestle with the same basic issues. The middle school years are the years in which kids begin to pull away from their parents and establish their own identity, said Hunt in a press release. They are no longer children, but theyre not ready to be completely independent, either. We believe its crucial for kids to be surrounded by trustworthy adults who will teach them, guide them, and care about them while having fun with them. We believe its a sin to bore a kid. Unclub Ministries operates under the supervision of a sevenmember board of directors, all of whom are local residents who care deeply about the students of Pinellas County. The group is kicking off the school year with an Unclub Retreat at Camp Kulaqua, located near High Springs, Florida. The three-day retreat will be held Aug. 10-12 and transportation to and from camp will be provided. For information about Unclub Ministries needs and programs, visit Abbey United Methodist ChurchCLEARWATER A cooking camp will be presented Saturdays, July 12 and 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road. Cost of the camp, for ages 5 to 12, is $20. Space is limited. For reservations, call 796-3057. Science of Happiness workshop presentedCLEARWATER Introduction to the Science of Happiness is a new three-hour workshop presented by the New Thought Center for Creative Living at the Unity Church of Clearwater Peace Cottage, 2465 Nursery Road. The workshop will be presented Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We eventually learn that we cant change the world, but we can change ourselves, said Gregg Sanderson in a press release. Sanderson will lead the workshop. We will share methods for people to use that can virtually eliminate stress and alter their unpleasant emotional reactions before they can make complete fools of themselves. 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Cheryl Morales began her tenure as executive director on June 9. Morales comes to PPLC from American Samoa where she was the Territorial Librarian where she created a dynamic public library system. After 15 years in Samoa, Morales wanted to move back to Florida, where she has family. Morales has been an active member of every community where she worked, involving herself in building community partnerships from animal and child welfare to the preservation of essential records. The PPLC serves Pinellas County residents in member cities and the unincorporated county. The cooperative office provides coordination of activities and funding as well as marketing services for the member libraries. Member libraries include the Clearwater Public Library System, Dunedin Library, East Lake Community Library, Gulf Beaches Library, Gulfport Library, Largo Library, Oldsmar Library, Palm Harbor Library, Barbara S. Ponce Public Library, Pinellas Talking Book Library, Safety Harbor Library, St. Petersburg Library System, St. Pete Beach Library, Seminole Community Library and Tarpon Springs Library. Each member library provides access to information, materials and programs for the enrichment of individual and community life. For a listing of services offered through the PPLC, visit or pick up a free monthly newsletter available in member libraries. Cheryl MoralesPSTA begins service to Lennox Court ApartmentsCLEARWATER Leaders and staff from Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority joined residents and officials from Lennox Properties June 11 to celebrate new bus service to the Lennox Court Apartments in Clearwater. Last fall, PSTAs Route 78 was detoured from its normal routing along Betty Lane. Once detoured to Kings Highway, ridership along the detour jumped by more than 180 percent. In light of the increased ridership, along with numerous requests to make the routing permanent, PSTA officials were eager to comply and celebrated the successful change with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Today is more than just celebrating increased ridership, its about being responsible to our community and riders, PSTA CEO Brad Miller said in a press release. We work extremely hard to listen to our customers and continually improve our service, so when we saw and heard how happy residents in this neighborhood were with the temporary routing, we knew we had to make it permanent. One of the things we strive to provide to our county is improved transportation options, said Clearwater City Council Member and PSTA Vice-Chair Bill Jonson. I look at the need to own a second car as one of the highest tax costs on many of our families, because they dont have transportation options other than driving. But when you look at a route like this, the second most productive in the system, and see people using it to get to work, school and other services they need, its clear that we have to find a way to fund operations, so buses run later than only 7:20 in the evening and thats what the Greenlight Pinellas Plan is all about. Clearwater Vice-Mayor Doreen Hock-DiPolito agreed and pointed out how the Greenlight Pinellas Plan is gaining popularity from younger generations. In fact, just last night, the Clearwater Young Professionals had an amazing turnout of their membership in support of the Greenlight Pinellas initiative, she said. Plus, we see older generations embracing transit as well by taking advantage of new and expanded services like the North County Connectors and Jolley Trolley. PSTA Leaders, along with a host of municipalities and business groups, say that ridership successes like the one celebrated June 11 will become frequent and countywide when the Greenlight Pinellas is approved by voters next fall. The Greenlight Pinellas initiative will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and will offer voters the chance to eliminate their transit property tax and instead fund improved public transportation with a 1 percent sales tax (not applied to groceries, medical items and limited to the first $5,000 of any purchase). Details of the plan and more can all be found at To learn more about PSTA, visit to host workshopLARGO The Community Service Foundation will host a free, two-part first-time homebuyers workshop on Tuesdays, July 8 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road. The workshop is designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Participants must attend both sessions to earn a certificate. For information or to register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit MOAA to meetST. PETERSBURG The St. Petersburg chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet for lunch Friday, June 20, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour will start at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a short program. Military Officers that are retired, active duty or former officers and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. For reservations, call Pauline Edwards at 360-2936. Photo courtesy of DENNIS WHEELERSean Wheeler has enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. Wheeler previously served as a volunteer member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 at Madeira Beach. He has lived in Seminole since birth, is a graduate of Seminole High School and the son of Dennis and Penny Wheeler. He is shown being sworn into the auxiliary. Wheeler joins Coast Guard Military updatesCooper RekstisSEMINOLE Navy Seaman Recruit Cooper Rekstis recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Rekstis is the son of Joni and stepson of Jim Valliere of Seminole. He is a 2010 graduate of Seminole High School.Ty BarkerBELLEAIR BLUFFS Air Force Airman 1st Class Ty Barker recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Barker is the son of Craig and stepson of Sylvia Barker of Parish, New York; and of Bridgette and stepson of William Reber of Belleair Bluffs. He is a 2013 graduate of Largo High School.Brennan HillOLDSMAR Air Force Airman Brennan Hill recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hill is the son of Jason Hill of Oldsmar. He is a 2010 graduate of James W. Mitchell High School, Trinity. Upcoming events Largo Marine vet wins state awardLARGO William Doc Bauer of Largo and a member of Detachment 54, the Clearwater/Largo unit of the Marine Corps League, was recognized at a June 7 award ceremony in Orlando as the winner of the leagues Jim Spears Award. The award, named for a noted Marine author, is given in the annual, statewide Department of Florida News Article Competition. The competition judges writing and editing know-how as well as the ability to keep the public informed as to the leagues mission, organization, philanthropy, patriotism and ceremonial excellence. Bauer won the category for detachments with 101 or more active members. Doc is one of those few good men who is dedicated to publicizing as well as doing the things he writes about, said Jaime Perez, Detachment 54s commandant. William Doc BauerPinellas Heights receives silver building awardLARGO Pinellas County Housing Authoritys new Pinellas Heights senior community has received the silver award from the National Green Building Standard, or NGBS. The NGBS certification provides independent, third-party verification that an apartment building is designed and built to achieve high green performance in six key areas: site design, resource efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and building operation and maintenance. This accomplishment is one more step taken toward meeting PCHAs strategic goal of implementing green initiatives, said Debbie Johnson, executive director for PCHA. Accreditation is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our developer partner, Norstar Development USA, LP. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, Pinellas County Community Development, city of Largo, Norstar Development USA, LP, RBC Capital Markets, JP Morgan Chase and the Pinellas County Housing Authority provided funding for the $24 million development. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta also provided a $1 million Affordable Housing Program grant to the project. Congratulations to all PCHA Pinellas Heights partners on successfully completing a beautiful, energy-efficient, and sustainable housing community for low-income seniors said PCHAs board Chairman Joseph Triolo. The Pinellas County Housing Authority is a HUD-designated high performing agency. As the largest housing authority in Pinellas County, PCHA owns and operates more than 1,000 units of non-subsidized affordable rentals, in addition to federally-subsidized rentals and rental subsidies, providing housing opportunities for more than 8,000 county individuals. 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Pet Connection 15A Leader, June 19, 2014 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! e-E d itions040413 Obituaries Robert Carey Jake JACOBUS Jr. Robert Carey Jacobus, Jr. Jake, of Tallahassee, Fla. and formerly of Largo and St. Petersburg, Fla., died at his home on Sunday, June 8, 2014 after a long illness. He was 79. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for 26 years and enjoyed his yearly reunion with his 3rd Army Rie Team. He worked for GTE in Pinellas County for 30 years. Jake is survived by his wife, Patricia Jacobus; his sister, Lucy Bean; 7 children; 11 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren, and his beloved cat. There will be a graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Dennis SINGLETONDennis Singleton, 64, of Pinellas Park, Fla., passed away June 4, 2014 of cancer. A graduate of Fairview High School, Dayton, Ohio, Dennis proudly served as a Police Ofcer for the Union, Ohio Police Department, the Treasure Island, Fla. Police Department, and as a Community Service Ofcer for St. Pete Beach, Fla. Active in his community, Dennis enjoyed memberships in both the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and the Tampa Bay Aquarium Society. He is survived by Karol McFadden-Singleton, his wife of 45 years; sons, Tracey and Adam Singleton and daughter-in-law, Malena and grandson, Nikolai D. Singleton, all of Pinellas Park. A memorial service will be held inviting all those who got to know Dennis in his 32 years of community service and dedication to police work. Please join us Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach City Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach, FL 33701. Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L St. Catherine of SienaCatholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00 am Monday & Wednesday 12:10pm Saturday 8:00 am WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Family Mass) 11:00 am (Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm (Contemporary Choir) CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 11:40 am Noon Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 040314 030614 052914 061914 052914 061914Lic.#C050895Bring in this Ad for a $2500Discount of your rst weeks fees. One ad per child. A MONTESSORI EDUCATIONGive your child the best startEnrolling: 3's, 4's and VPK Full & Part Time AvailableWe value the development of the whole child.Low Teacher Child Ratios Caring & Dedicated Staff Music Spanish Sign Language Ballet Gymnastics Sports2095 Belleair Road, Clearwater owners to afford keeping their pets instead of surrendering them to the shelters as well as preventing accidental and unwanted litters. Pet overpopulation is the No. 1 killer of pets in America. There are too many pets and not enough homes. Cats start reproducing as early as 4 months and dogs as early as 6 months. The humane solution is to spay and neuter them to prevent the litters, before they start. To schedule a surgery appointment, call 329-8657. Surgeries are offered Monday through Thursday. Vaccine clinic is available on Monday and Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The microchip clinic is offered on Tuesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon The SPOT Spay & Neuter clinic is at 4403 62nd Ave.SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Wellness Clinic opensLARGO SPCA Tampa Bay recently opened a pet wellness clinic at its Largo facility, 9099 130th Ave. N. The clinics services for the pet-owning public include microchips, vaccines, heartworm tests, deworming and heartworm/flea preventatives. Clinic hours are Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Introducing more accessible pet wellness care at our Largo facility is a valuable step that meets an immediate need in our community and supports our future vision, said Martha Boden, SPCA CEO, in a press release. SPCA Tampa Bay board and staff are continuing to move forward with plans for a full-service veterinary and high-volume spay/neuter clinic in St. Petersburg. For a list of services, visit www.SPCATam To schedule an appointment, email Wellness@SPCATam or call 437-0260.SOS offering reduced adoption rates June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, nationally promoted each year. Save Our Strays is celebrating the event by offering a specially reduced adoption fee of $35 for all cats 2 years of age and older. These adult cats are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and county license and are microchipped. Many of these mature felines, which offer great companionship, are lap cats. Save Our Strays is a nonprofit, no-kill organization dedicated to rehoming cats and kittens. For information, call 481-5262 or 545-1116. Visit Animal Services offers June specialsLARGO June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. As part of the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month special, $5 rabies vaccinations with the purchase of a license will be available on Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road. The adoption fee in June for cats will be reduced to $25 and adopters can get two cats for the price of one during normal shelter adoption hours. The fee includes medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm testing and feline leukemia testing and micro chipping. The required Pinellas County license is also provided. Call 582-2600 or visit Society to host summer programsCLEARWATER Several kids camps will be offered this summer by the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590. Following is a list of schedule camp options: Animal Explorer Camp June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This camp is for kids entering seventh or eighth grade. Animal Explorer Camp is designed to teach children how to align their choices with their values. Each day children will be presented with a question that will help guide the activities. Camp will be filled with presentations with local professionals, crafts and activities that will help children realize their values and animal interaction. Campers will work with the animals to learn about compassion, empathy and enrichment. Animal Career Camp July 7-11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For youth entering ninth or 10th grade. Animal Career Camp is designed to teach youth about different animal related careers. Activities, demonstrations and presentations will fill each day and allow youth to learn more about different animal careers. Campers will be assigned an animal for the week and will use what they learn to help that animal be adopted. Registration is $140 per camper and includes a snack each day, goodie bag and T-shirt. To register, visit, email Lucy Monette at or call 797-7722, ext. 238.Humane Society seeks calendar contest entriesCLEARWATER The Humane Society of Pinellas is accepting submissions for its 2015 Calendar Contest through July 1, 2014. The contest is sponsored by Rogan & Associates Financial Planners. To submit a pet photo, visit or text a picture to Once the photo has been submitted, submitters can ask friends to vote. Votes cost $1 each. While every pets picture will be in the calendar, only contestants with the topvoted pictures will be featured. Monthly sponsors also are sought. Cost is $250. For information, call Tiffany at 797-7722 or email celebrates fifth anniversaryPINELLAS PARK Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is celebrating its fifth anniversary during the month of June with a Neuter-a-thon: $25 for male cats and $50 for male dogs under 40 pounds. Pets need to be at least 3 pounds or 3 months old for surgery. On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and noon, the clinic will offer $20 microchips and $5 nail trims. SPOTs Spay and Neuter clinic has done more than 20,000 spay and neuter surgeries and has helped another 30,000 pets with low cost vaccines in the past five years. By offering these services, it enables pet Paw prints Pets of the week RosieRosie is a lovely, playful, 1-year-old pit bull mix. She wandered into her last home as a stray, but was not able to stay in her new home. Rosie is an energetic little girl who would do well as a part of an active family that wont mind spending time playing and exercising with her outdoors. Family members ages 10 and older would be best for this sweet dog. Her adoption fee is $30, which includes her spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations and free 30 days of pet insurance. Meet her at SPCA Tampa Bay at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit is part Maine coon cat with exquisite classic tabby markings. Just 1 year old, this beauty is quite social, residing in a foster home with other cats, a dog and children. One of her kittens, Abe, a 3-month-old black-and-white kitty, is her companion, too. Samantha has been tested for feline diseases, is current on her vaccines, is microchipped and is ready for an attentive family looking for a great cat. To meet Samantha and Abe, call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 545-1116. Visit Beatrice is a 2-year-old American bulldog who loves taking baths. She is a large dog who would love to go home to her forever family. Bring this article to Animal Services of Pinellas and adopt her for only $25. She is up spayed and up to date on vaccinations and is waiting for you at 12450 Ulmerton Road., Largo. Call 582-2600 or visit is a pretty tabby/tortoiseshell mix. She is very friendly and affectionate and has a calm personality. she loves to talk with her humans. She gets along with other cats but prefers mature kitties to hang out with. She is well behaved and is waiting for someone to give her a loving home. Visit her at Petsmart on Gulf to Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19 in Clearwater or call Pat with second Chance for Strays at 535-9154. Amber is spayed and up to date with all her vaccinations. Visit


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Participating libraries track kids progress and award prizes for reaching certain goals, including a free ticket to a Rays game. Reading with the Rays is made possible with the help of the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education and public library systems in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Citrus, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Reading with the Rays has grown to become a pillar of our community outreach efforts, Rays Senior Vice President Mark Fernandez said. We are proud to be joined by our partners at Suncoast Credit Union in delivering this program to more children than ever and significantly impacting reading development over the summer months throughout our region. Kids can pick up their Reading with the Rays game card at a participating library to begin reading around the bases anytime on or after June 8. Reading with the Rays compliments our mission of supporting educational initiatives for children in the local community, said Mary Tlachac, executive director of Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. Reading is a wise investment of time and because there are many benefits to establishing reading habits at an early age, we believe this program will encourage and excite children to read beyond the school year. Longoria, the programs spokesman, will make surprise visits to local libraries in the weeks following the kick-off. For more information about the program, visit Photo courtesy of TAMPA BAY RAYS/SKIP MILOSTampa Bay Rays first-round draft pick Casey Gillaspie signs his first pro contract with Rays scouting director R.J. Harrison, right. Gillaspie, a 21-year-old first baseman out of Wichita State, was the third college hitter taken by the Rays with their first overall selection, joining third baseman Richie Shaffer (Clemson, 2012) and third baseman Evan Longoria (Long Beach State, 2006). In 59 games this season, the switch-hitter batted .389 (82-for-211) with 15 home runs, 50 RBI, a .520 on-base percentage and .682 slugging percentage.Top pick signsReturn of the east wind should improve local fishing conditionsFinally, we can say goodbye to that annoying onshore wind and welcome back our normal east wind flow. Sloppy seas and thunderstorms moving in off the Gulf left few options this past week. Tarpon were pretty much off the hit list all together and along with it went some pretty good near shore trout fishing. However, redfish and snook remained targetable, and at certain parts of the tides the fishing has been really good. Working the higher portion of the incoming tide along mangrove shorelines in many of the no-motor zone areas, we were successful at targeting upper slot redfish with many over slot fish mixed in the entire full moon phase. Summer high tides will have the redfish pushing well under the trees as soon as the water gets high enough. Casting cut pinfish up in tight to the bushes is a productive way to lure the big fish out for a snack. Snook are staged up in the passes especially on the strong tides. Targeting beach shoals and cuts with free-lined or lightly weighted grass grunts or butterfish has accounted for some boss snook lately. Just let your baits rest down-tide on the sandy roll-offs and wait for the big fish to swim by and grab it. Weekend boat traffic all but shut this pattern down last weekend so you may want to target your snook first thing in the morning regardless of the tide. As long as its moving you have a chance at catching fish. Tarpon are back on the list this week. East winds will present the right conditions for spotting and setting up on migratory schools as they travel along area beaches. The schools will generally be moving north and often pretty fast, so anchoring in a travel lane is a great option. Live pinfish, pumpkinseeds and big pilchards will all work. Trout fishing has really gotten good as of late, near-shore structures including artificial reefs and jetties are potential hot spots. Free-line or lightly weight live pilchards along the rocks and it shouldnt take long to know whether they are there or not. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Briefs5K series set in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Road Runners 5K Beach Series is set over the next two months on the beach behind the Post Card Inn. Dates of the events are Fridays June 27, July 25 and Aug. 22., at 7 p.m. To register, visit Chamber plans golf tourneyCLEARWATER The Christian Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay Inc. announces its Inaugural Golf Tournament on July 18 at the Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater. The cost is $95 per golfer or $360 for a foursome. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes a summer paradise membership, green fees, cart fee, range balls, breakfast, lunch, on course special events and prizes. A silent and live auction will be at the event too. All proceeds go to benefit the Chamber of Commerce, which is a nonprofit operation. More information about the event and registration can be found online at The Christian Chamber of Commerce was established to unify the Tampa Bay business communities to glorify the Lord by relationship-building, resourcing, discipleship, and ministry, a press release said.Senior billiards league formingPALM HARBOR A new daytime billiards league is forming at Strokers Billiard Hall, 30901 U.S. 19 N., beginning Thursday, July 10. Local residents Bob Miller and Demenic DeBlasi are starting Silver Strokers, a program open to men and women ages 55 and older. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. every Thursday. Play will begin with individual competition and advance to team play when enough players begin to participate. It will be an 8-ball tournament with double-elimination under BCA rules. A yearly membership in Silver Strokers is $5. The weekly playing fee will be $5. All funds will be funneled back to the players. Contact Miller at 7544094 or DeBlasi at 462-2645.


A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Think Like a Man TooGenre: Comedy Cast: Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, David Walton and Kevin Hart Director: Tim Story Rated: PG-13 In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harveys best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.Jersey BoysGenre: Musical Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Christopher Walken Director: Clint Eastwood Rated: R From director Clint EastwoodOpening this weekendThink Like a Man Too hits theaters; Eastwood directs Jersey Boys Photo courtesy of SCREEN GEMS/SONY PICTURESFrom left, Sonia (LaLa Anthony), Mya (Meagan Good), Lauren (Taraji P. Henson), Candace (Regina Hall), Kristen (Gabrielle Union) and Tish (Wendi McLendon-Covey) arrive at Planet Hollywoods Gallery Nightclub for a fun girls night out in Las Vegas to celebrate Candaces wedding weekend in Screen Gems Think Like a Man Too. Photo by KEITH BERNSTEIN/WARNER BROS.Christopher Walken, left, stars as Gyp DeCarlo and John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli in Warner Bros. Pictures musical Jersey Boys, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. 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Byron Lorrier, Esq. Top five diversions Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a comedy by Bert V. Royal, presented by West Coast Players, through June 22, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 437-2363 or visit Andy Grammer, Friday, June 20, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 7917400 or visit Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician emerged as one of the biggest success stories in the music business in 2012. Grammer performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (three times) and Good Morning America. He shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie Caillat. Hes the first male pop star, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me. Keep Your Head Up is certified platinum and received the BMI award as one of 2012s Top 50 most performed songs across all formats. Fine By Me is certified gold and his third single peaked at No. 15 on the U.S. Adult Top 40 chart. Brian Regan, Friday, June 20, 8 p.m., in the Carol Morsani Hall, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $45. Call 813-229-7827 or visit Favorite funnyman Brian Regan returns to riff on lifes big collection of little crises. His side-splitting stand up skyrocketed his career from his first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman and has kept him a comedy darling for two decades and counting. Pinellas County Historical Society Antique Appraisal Fair, Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Photo by J. METELLUS/ THE STRAZ CENTERThe Straz Center welcomes Brian Regan June 20. LCC announces 2014-15 Childrens Education SeriesLARGO The 2014-15 Childrens Educational Series, sponsored by the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation, is filled with educational messages and fun for the whole family. The 2014-15 Childrens Educational Series schedule includes the following performances: School House Rock Saturday, Nov. 8 Santas Holiday Revue Saturday, Dec. 20 Charlottes Web Saturday, Jan. 17 Lets Go Science! Saturday, Feb. 7 Tom Sawyer Saturday, March 7 Cinderella Saturday, April 11 Breakin Backwards by Soul Street Dance Company Friday, May 8 Breakin Back to Summer by Soul Street Dance Company Saturday, May 9 Tickets for the series will go on sale Thursday, June 19, 10 a.m. Tickets will be sold through the Largo Cultural Center box office, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets also are available by phone and online. Call 587-6793 or visit Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Series subscriptions also are available for $5 a ticket with the purchase of three shows or more. See TOP FIVE, page 4Bcomes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry, Walk Like a Man, Dawn, Rag Doll, Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You, and many more. 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Relies 44. ... ___ he drove out of sight 47. Big test 49. Salems home 51. A deadly sin 52. Birds contour feather 56. Dang! 59. Pillbox, e.g. 61. Trick taker, often 62. Neon, e.g.HoroscopesJune 19, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Think big, Capricorn. There is no other way to go. A last-ditch effort to save a project works, and the responsibilities multiply. Rally the team.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Your idea is sound but rough. Work out all of the kinks before you present it, Aquarius. A monetary mistake is rectified in your favor.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20The pressure is on this week. Relax, Pisces. All will go well as long as you continue to be diligent and willing to learn. A loved one is honored.AriesMarch 21 April 19The kindness of strangers is the highlight of the week. Pay it forward, Aries. A project proves more challenging than thought. Look to a mentor for guidance.TaurusApril 20 May 20Aim high, Taurus. There is nothing you cant accomplish. A directive is clear as mud. Ask for clarification before you proceed. A find is a diamond in the rough.GeminiMay 21 June 21No more beating around the bush, Gemini. Give it to them straight. It may not be what they want to hear, but it will do them good. A special date nears.CancerJune 22 July 22Appreciate a relationship for what it is, Cancer a study in contrast. A friends pride could be their undoing. Warn them before it is too late.LeoJuly 23 August 22Good, old dependable Leo. People rely on you far too much. Perhaps its time to shake things up a bit. A new routine is just the start of many changes to come.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Get ready for a bumpy ride, Virgo. There will be many highs and lows, but persistence will pay off in the end. Organization is sorely lacking at home.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Adventure awaits, Libra. Get ready to take a walk on the wild side. A series of phone calls at work sets off a flurry of activity. A game ends in victory.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21What a week, Scorpio. A home improvement project finally gets off the ground, a shopping trip uncovers a real gem and a loved one makes a decision.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Surly Sagittarius. Stop looking a gift horse in the mouth before you get seriously bitten. A change in heart on the part of a friend is for the better. Looking ahead Looking aheadLargo Candlelight Cabaret Concert Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call 518-3131. The show will feature some cool jazz at this New York club inspired concert series. A cash bar will be available. Visit Train Weekend Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 5876740, ext. 5014. Attendees will have an opportunity to ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend every month in sunny Largo Central Park. There is no cost but donations are accepted. Visit Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 11-20, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit Hair the Broadway musical live on stage is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features a long list of chart-topping hit songs such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. The themes and struggles in Hair, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to modern times. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. This production will feature Michael Newton-Brown as director and James Grenelle as choreographer. Jessy J Wednesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $16.50. Call 587-6793. Jessy J and her band will perform songs from her latest No. 1 Billboard Charting Jazz Album as well as many other hits. Jessy J was recently featured on the cover of Jazziz Magazine and on the cover of Saxophone Journal Magazine and Latina Style Magazine. Her song Tequila Moon hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Jazz chart and received the Contemporary Jazz Song of the Year as well as an award from Billboard Magazine. Her song Tropical Rain, from her 2009 release, reached the top of the Groove Jazz Music chart and she soon followed with the #1 spot on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown, as well as the Billboard Jazz charts. All this success has resulted in Jessy J being named Radio and Records Debut Artist of the Year.Clearwater Cookin with Gus, by Jim Brochu, through July 13, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Evening performances are presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are presented Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 which includes dinner and show. Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her shes been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and cant open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it ... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks shes cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage. Dave Koz Summer Horns Friday, June 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit When acclaimed saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot hit the road together last summer in support of their CD, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns, they looked at it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But the four artists had such a blast on the tour that they are happily obliging fans requests for a return of the Summer Horns. The foursome received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Released last summer, the album was produced by Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, George Benson, June Tabor) and spent five weeks at No. 1 on Billboards Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. The collection includes fresh takes on classic songs by Sly & the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears and other brassy juggernauts of the 1960s and s. The albums first single, a rendition of Lennon and McCartneys Got To Get You Into My Life, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboards Smooth Jazz chart and was nominated for a Soul Train award. I Got You (I Feel Good), the follow-up single, was hailed by the San Jose Mercury News as a funk-filled fun fest and hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Smooth A/C chart. Gulfport USA Dance Monday, June 30, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.Madeira Beach Mad Beach Fourth Friday Flip Flop Nights Beach Paw-TY and Food Truck Rally Friday, June 27, 5 to 10 p.m., at 15004 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. The free event will feature music, food truck rally, beer garden, unique vendors, and exciting contests. This months party will celebrate four-legged friends with several doggie contests and animal friendly vendors. Safety Harbor Berthe Morisot: First Impressions, performed by Nan Colton of Solo Productions Inc.; Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Call 724-1525, ext. 4112. Colton portrays Berthe Morisot and her life as a female artist influenced by Monet, Renoir, and Manet. Colton is a storyteller, writer, playwright, and professional actress who performs passionate, live biographical portraits of remarkable women, and unforgettable tales of fact and fiction. She has performed and lectured professionally on stages throughout South Africa, Great Britain, and the United States. For the past 18 years, Colton has been the performing artist in residence at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, and has researched, produced and performed over 37 different original scripted presentations.St. Petersburg The Sounds of Soul Saturday, June 28, 7 p.m., at The Magnolia Center at Five Towns, 7950 58th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Advance tickets are $10 a person. Tickets are $15 a person at the door. Call 4239825. The Sounds of Soul will share the hits of Motwon with audiences. This exciting, high-energy group unleashes superior vocals and slick dance moves powered by pure soul. The group is composed of six seasoned performers who have excelled as outstanding singers, dancers, and song writers. Each member has shared the national recording spotlight driven by the power of Capital Records, Big Apple Records, and R & S Records to name but a few. For information, call Gerry Cachia at 423-9825 or visit The Marly Music Series featuring Emily Albrink, soprano Sunday, June 29, 2 p.m., in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID. Visit Admission to the entire museum is included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667. Albrink appeared in Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro with the Washington National Opera. She has been hailed by the New York Times as delightful and vocally strong and versatile. Albrink has collaborated with such distinguished conductors and composers as James Levine, Plcido Domingo, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Jake Heggie, and John Musto. She has a wealth of roles to her credit in such operas as Bizets Carmen, Mozarts Cos fan tutte and The Magic Flute, and Benjamin Brittens Peter Grimes. She sang Evvy in the U.S. premiere of Tod Machovers Death and the Powers with the American Repertory Theater and the Chicago Opera Theater. The Los Angeles Times has called Mr. Machover Americas most wired composer. His innovative work featured singers as robots and a cyborg.Tampa Katy Perry Monday, June 30, 7 p.m., at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $26.25. Call 813-301-2500 or visit Perry will visit Tampa Bay while on the the North American leg of her highly anticipated Prismatic World Tour. The 46-city tour is presented by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Perry is touring in support of Prism, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The platinum album has given Perry her biggest-ever single with Roar, while Dark Horse just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100. The state-of-the art stage, specifically designed by Perry for the Prismatic World Tour, will allow her to get closer to her fans than ever before. The one-of-a-kind set design will provide concert-goers with a truly magical experience from every angle in the arena. The 11-time Grammy nominated singer cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of her second studio album, Teenage Dream, which debuted at No. 1 in eight countries and spent over two years on Billboards Top 200 album sales chart. She became the only female artist to have five No. 1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T. and Last Friday Night.


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Im not 22 anymore and I cant stand on my feet for 12 hours at a time, she said. Besides, the gigs were monotonous, Hank said. Its the same script over and over. So they tweaked the name of their company and shifted their focus toward commercial projects and marketing content for businesses. We call it DICE, Yvonne said. Documentaries, industrial films, commercial projects and educational training films. While that list handily sums up what services they offer, its constantly evolving. No two projects are alike, and their schedule and workload changes day to day. Theyve done everything from filming a DVD series for a local church to creating commercials for a variety of businesses attorneys, Realtors, lawyers, nearby resorts. Theyve provided contract services to local media outlets, including Bright House and Patch news sites. The couple also Photos courtesy of VONHENRY MEDIAAbove, Yvonne and Hank Charneskey are the minds behind VonHenry Media. At left, a scene from VonHenry Medias Horses and Heroes, a documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look at Sarasotas War Horse Farm. and news outlets, Hank said. So we were learning to tell documentary stories in two or three minutes, he said. It was just a matter of building them up and building them up. In addition to taking Best Documentary Feature at the L.A. International Underground Film Festival, it was accepted into three other festivals, including the upcoming Ritz Theatre Film Festival in Winter Haven on June 21. They never expected to win awards with it, Hank said. We would have just been thrilled if it got in somewhere. Their latest project, Horses and Heroes, is in post-production. Its .9 percent done, Yvonne said. The film provides a behind-thescenes look at Sarasotas War Horse Farm. The farms colorful performing troupe, New Riders of the Golden Age train horses and the knights who ride them into battle at Medieval and RenaisFrom left, Herb Graves, Kelly Bailey and Sam Kuecker from Sarasotas War Horse Farm in a still from VonHenry Medias Horses and Heroes.sance festival re-enactments throughout the country. The couple was introduced to the entertainers several years ago while shooting a video for Patch. They were immediately drawn to their story. These people were so in character when we met them and I was so impressed, Yvonne said. They were in character even behind the scenes and I really felt like I was in medieval times. They had this integrity and chivalrous way, and they treated their horses really, really well. That impressed me more than anything. Theyve also finished filming Broll footage for their next film, tentatively titled Matriarchal Chants: Your Life, Your Chance. This film features the empowering storytelling programs for girls and women offered by Fran Powers at Tampas Powerstories Theatre. Im so enthralled by what she does, Yvonne said. While filming her speaking at a workshop for women in the corporate world, it hit me that she was a really good storyteller and that this was a story worth telling. Hank said that the way Powerstories transforms young girls is amazing. A lot of these girls come in shy, very unsure of themselves and they learn leadership skills through song and dance, he said. And they learn not only how to be a leader, but when to step back and follow, and when they need to be in the spotlight. VonHenry Media is a member of the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce. Hank now sits on the board, and in January, their company was named the 2013 Small Business of the Year by the chamber. Its really one of the best chambers Ive ever seen, Yvonne said. They give back so much. So VonHenry gives back to the chamber as much as it can. Its even filmed videos about the chamber itself and the formation of the Pinellas Park Medical District. Its a beautiful piece, she said. It really gives the medical district a soul. For more information, visit makes short video book trailers for authors, trains media and marketing professionals so they can create their own video materials, and recently have begun to offer whiteboard explainer videos to clients. We try to keep up with the trends, Yvonne said. We have a lot to offer in this economy. You have to be able to do that. Then two years ago, Mickey Wrights management company approached VonHenry about making a full documentary film about Wright, a female racecar driver from Clearwater who got her start at 45. The result was Go Mickey Go. The creative couple realized making this documentary would be the next step for them, after years of filming mini documentaries for commercial projects LARGO The Armed Forces History Museum will sponsor two special events this summer. For special events tickets, visit or call 539-8371. The museum is at 2050 34th Way N., Largo. Upcoming special events include the following: Ride Through History Back by popular demand, Ride Through History will return for four dates this summer. Ride Through History will be offered Saturdays, July 12 and 26; and Aug. 9 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 12. Ride Through History takes guests back in time with WWII re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division conducting presentations and drills, as well as military vehicle rides, museum tours, free hot dogs, and 10 percent off of all museum store merchandise. Snoozapalooza: A Night at the Museum For the very first time the Armed Forces History Museum will be producing a sleepover. This after-hours event will begin on Friday, Aug. 1 with registration between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The event will end on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. Children and their adult companions can experience a night of adventure featuring movies and popcorn, WWII re-enactors, make your own sundaes, a scavenger hunt in the dark, Virtual Voyager simulator rides, arts and crafts activities, and a hot breakfast cooked and served by the Marine Corps Leagues Morris F. Dixon Jr. Det. 54. Children must be between the ages of 6 and 12, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 21 or older, and must have an adult child ratio of 1:3. Everyone is asked to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, blanket and flashlight. Tickets are $65 for adults and children. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are discounted to $55 each by calling the museums group sales department at 539-8371, ext. 107. 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By LEE CLARK ZUMPECLEARWATER Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer comes to Pinellas Friday, June 20, 8 p.m., with a show at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician emerged as one of the biggest success stories in the music business in 2012. His lead single, Back Home, from his forthcoming second studio album was released earlier this year. The album will be released at the end of the summer. Grammer logged his 10,000 hours of practice on the streets of Los Angeles. With his car battery-powered amplifier and acoustic guitar in tow, Grammer managed to sing his way from the streets to the center of the music industry. From hustling street performer on Santa Monicas Third Street Promenade to Platinum-selling recording artist, it hasnt been that long since Grammer was discovered by Steve Greenberg and signed to S-Curve Records. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles since John Mayer in 2002. Those two singles Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me were certified Platinum and Gold, respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. According to Grammers biography provided by the Mitch Schneider Organization, what followed over the next few years is an amazing success story. The singer-songwriter has gone on to sell more than 100,000 albums, play sold-out venues nationwide, perform onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat, appear on an array of national TV shows, receive major song placements in film and TV, receive two BMI Pop Music Awards, grace the cover of national touring trade magazine Pollstar and present at their annual awards show, among many other accomplishments. While hard at work on his highly anticipated sophomore album titled Magazines or Novels, due out Aug. 5 on S-Curve Records, Grammer released Back Home, a gleefully anthemic track that illustrates his knack for writing infectious, relatable songs and his soaring voice. It also showcases the musicians growth since his last full-length release. On the new album, Grammer reinforces his place among elite male pop artists through honest reflections of the impressive ride hes been on during the past couple of years. I want this song to take as many people as possible back to a place, person or thing that reminds them of home: great friends, family, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza, Slurpees, beach trips, guy dance party, girl dance party, bathroom selfies you name it, Grammer said in a press release promoting the release of the single. Writing Back Home made me think of what a crazy and unbelievable journey Ive had the last three years. When I was on the road, home was a state of mind. When strangers sang my songs back to me that made me feel like I was at home. But when I started writing my second album, I actually got to return back to my home my lady, my other lady (my dog), my family, and friends. I played pick-up basketball games with old friends and just hung out all of it inspired this song. The singer-songwriter is the son of a Grammy-nominated childrens performer Red Grammer. In his youth, he often joined his dad on stage to sing, promoting his fierce ambition to succeed. 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Photo courtesy of MITCH SCHNEIDER ORGANIZATIONFrom street performer to sold-out headlining tours, Andy Grammer brings his Back Home Summer Tour to the Tampa Bay area June 20 with one show at Clearwaters Capitol Theatre.Capitol Theatre welcomes singer-songwriter Andy Grammer June 20I saw what it took to cultivate an artistic career, Grammer said. By ninth grade, Grammer taught himself to write songs on his dads guitar, with a first group, Out of the Blue, which played his first original composition, Doorstep, at a battle of the bands contest. Hearing the 1998 Grammy-winning album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill proved to be a watershed moment for Grammer. In his artist biography, he said it shifted things inside of me and I loved it. Grammer also lists Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Common and Coldplay among his musical influences on his mix of hip-hop, acoustic singer/songwriters and piano rock. His self-titled S-Curve Records debut was the product of intensive, deliberate practice and a personable performance style that involved entertaining on the streets of Santa Monica with his car battery-powered amplifier and acoustic guitar. Songs from the upbeat Keep Your Head Up and the breezy Fine by Me, to the jubilant horns of The Pocket and the emotional Miss Me, found Grammer creating pop songs with both heartfelt, relatable lyrics and instantly hummable hooks. His new album, Magazines or Novels, will be released Tuesday, Aug. 5, on S-Curve Records. While I was writing this album I kept seeing magazine and newspaper stands with their constantly changing covers and headlines and thinking how they come and go so fast, Grammer said. I had to write about 100 songs to get 13 I felt had something grounded and timeless about it. I dont know if I achieved my goal but I hope I was able to create songs that were timeless and not something that would come and go off the newsstands. I hope this collection of songs can have the staying power in someones life like a favorite novel or book. Grammer explained that his background singing on the streets helped him hone his performance style, and clued him in on audience expectations. The success of his debut album brought him to places he had dreamed of, but never expected to visit. Grammer hit the road June 10 for a national headlining tour. Im super excited to hit the road, Grammer said in a press release. Ive had the new music in my head for a while now and Im really looking forward to sharing it with bigger audiences. I feel like the new music is a little bit louder and a little bit softer, its going to take the show to the next level. Plus Ive been home way too long and I need to get back out on the road and hang with everybody. Grammers 28-date Back Home Summer Tour, featuring opening acts Andrew Ripp, Kate Voegele and Brendan James, gets underway June 10 in Phoenix, and includes a June 16 date at the Hollywood Bowl, where he will perform on a bill which includes Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato and Colbie Caillat, and a show at New Yorks Irving Plaza on June 26 following his first nationally televised morning show performance of Back Home on Good Morning America that morning. I appreciate the opportunity to get in and move things around in people, he says. The best gigs take place when you can see the whole room has moved somewhere together. On June 20 at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, the singer-songwriter will be taking Tampa Bay area audiences Back Home, a place where Grammer still lives in his heart, even when hes far from there. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Beer Olympics set for June 21DUNEDIN The Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside Beer Olympics will be held Saturday, June 21, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Boxcar Caf & Gift Shop, 349 Main St. Grab two to five friends and compete in events like cornhole, flip cup, beer pong, etc. or simply enjoy the show as the crazies compete, a Rotary press release said. Five drinks are included with the purchase of a wristband. Prizes awarded for first, second and third place teams. Preregistration will be open until June 21 at noon, and wristbands are available now at $5 off the door price. Participants are asked to show up at 6 p.m. to make sure the club can get all teams registered on time. The games begin at 7 p.m. This years theme is jock/cheerleader; the cheesier the better. Volunteers are needed and are asked to show up by 5:30 p.m. at the Boxcar. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Duties include checking in participants, refereeing games, setup and cleanup of games. 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8B Entertainment Leader, June 19, 2014 061914 In the coming weeks, Fathom Events will present several special screenings at select area theaters. The first will feature a contemporary cult classic dissected by the stars of RiffTrax. Just when you thought Sharknado a movie about mega-cyclones sucking up sharks from the ocean and hurling them onto land couldnt get any more absurd, the RiffTrax folks have blown those expectations right out of the water and created a perfect storm of hilarious. The sidesplitting RiffTrax crew Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett best known for the groundbreaking Mystery Science Theater 3000 is set for what may be their most epic event ever as they take on the Syfy instant cult classic Sharknado. Presented by Fathom Events, RiffTrax, The Asylum, IGN and Syfy, RiffTrax Live: Sharknado will be broadcast live from the historic State Theater in Minneapolis to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, July 10, 8 p.m. EST. There also will be a second showing on Tuesday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. local time. Tickets for RiffTrax Live: Sharknado are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in nearly 650 select movie theaters around the country through Fathoms Digital Broadcast Network. Following is a list of participating Tampa Bay area theaters: Regency 20 with IMAX, Brandon Woodland Square 20 with IMAX, Oldsmar Park Place Stadium 16 with RPX, Pinellas Park Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20, Tampa Sharknado premiered on Syfy on July 11, 2013, becoming an immediate worldwide sensation, generating nearly 5,000 tweets a minute and quickly amassing nearly 400,000 social mentions. In August, Fathom Events and The Asylum held a raucous midnight showing in more than 200 theaters nationwide. Fans should also keep an eye out for Sharknado 2: The Second One, which will premiere Wednesday July 30 on Syfy. Produced by The Asylum, Sharknado is the story of beachside bar regulars including owner Fin (Ian Ziering, Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo, Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard, Home Alone) as they team up with Fins ex-wife April (Tara Reid, Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies. Were excited to have landed the big fish that is Sharknado. For a long time weve wanted to do a shark based movie as well as a tornado based film so we think combining the two will be twice as thrilling for our audience, said Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator and former host of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000. We have had tremendous success separately with both Sharknado and RiffTrax. Putting the two of them together is a marriage made in apocalyptic, flying-shark heaven, said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. Fans are going to be figuratively, and probably literally, rolling on the floor laughing.Local theaters to screen Sharknado and Monty Python reunionmusical, which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and has also enjoyed successful tours around the globe. Starring in the film, John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or cowrote all of the groups biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of The Four Seasons. Oscar winner Christopher Walken stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The RoverGenre: Thriller Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes and David Field Director: David Michd Rated: R Ten years after a collapse of the western economic system, Australias mineral resources have drawn the desperate and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Eric (Guy Pearce) is a cold and angry drifter who has left everything and everyone behind. When his car his last possession is stolen by a gang of desperate desert hustlers, Eric embarks on a ruthless mission to track them down. Along the way, he is forced into an unlikely relationship with Rey (Robert Pattinson), the nave and injured younger brother of gang member Henry (Scoot McNairy) who has left Rey behind in the bloody aftermath of the gangs most recent robbery.The SignalGenre: Thriller Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne Director: William Eubank Rated: PG-14 Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: The tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare.The Last SentenceGenre: Drama Cast: Jesper Christensen, Ulla Skoog, Pernilla August and Bjorn Granath Director: Jan Troell Not rated Oscar-nominated director Jan Troell, one of Swedens most acclaimed filmmakers, directs the biopic The Last Sentence. Set against the backdrop of WWII, The Last Sentence is based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Swedens leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his countrys policy of appeasement to Hitler. With Sweden caught between Nazi Germany and Stalins Russia, the countrys elites chose a policy of neutrality and compliance, with few daring to speak up against the evil around them. Among those who did, nobody was as loud and as uncompromising as Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen), one of the most prominent Swedish journalists of the 20th century. In the eyes of many of his countrymen, his pen was far more dangerous than the Nazi sword. Amidst the political turmoil of the era, Segerstedts own personal life took a dramatic and scandalous turn as he entered into a very public affair with Maja Forssman, the Jewish wife of his close friend, the newspapers publisher. Maja Forssman is played by Pernilla August. OPENING, from page 1BBut wait theres more. Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment will present true British comedy legends on July 20, 23 and 24, including an exclusive live showing. For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will reunite on stage for a special, historic trip down memory lane. Monty Python Live (mostly) will be broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m. EST. There will be additional showings on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Monty Python Live (mostly) are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in more than 420 select movie theaters in the United States through Fathoms Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website. Theaters and participants are subject to change. Following is a list of participating Tampa Bay area theaters: Regency 20 with IMAX, Brandon Woodland Square 20 with IMAX, Oldsmar Park Place Stadium 16 with RPX, Pinellas Park Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20, Tampa In July, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to join one of the most anticipated live events of the year, and bid farewell on this final curtain call of the Pythons live from Londons O2 Arena performance. What could be finer at the end of a long life in comedy, than a chance to reunite with old pals and say goodbye to all our fans in one final mad musical show, said Eric Idle in a press release from Fathom Events. We are very excited that not only do we get the chance to screw up on stage, we get a chance to screw up live in cinemas too. Monty Python rightfully holds a place among the worlds finest comedians, influencing generations and revolutionizing comedy on their way to greatness. Monty Python first hit U.K. TV screens with Monty Pythons Flying Circus, which saw 45 episodes broadcast over four BBC series between 1969 and 1974. The Pythons were an instant success and became the face of British comedy. They went on to achieve overwhelming international acclaim with the huge success of films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail in 1975, Life of Brian in 1979 and their final film, The Meaning of Life in 1983. Monty Python fans wont want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this iconic comedy troupe in their only onstage reunion, said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. The Pythons will be at their finest, leaving fans in movie theaters rolling in the aisles as they relive some of the greatest moments in comedy history. Were delighted to be working with Fathom to bring this very special event to audiences throughout the United States, said Marc Allenby, director of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment. For information and a complete list of participating theaters for each of these events, visit Photo courtesy of RIFFTRAXFrom left, RiffTrax hosts Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy and Michael J. Nelson plan to poke fun at the SyFy Channel film Sharknado on July 10. The event will be broadcast live to select theaters across the country.Photo courtesy of NCM FATHOM EVENTSOn July 20, Monty Python legends including, from left, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam reunite for the first time in three decades for a historic trip down memory lane. The event will be broadcast to select theaters across the United States.