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Largo girl raises money for SPCAPhotos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, Gaby Dean, 8, a lifelong animal lover, decided to raise money for the SPCA Tampa Bay by selling lemonade and cupcakes in front of her home in Largo June 21. Her first customer was a neighbor Jamie Hanlin, who brought along her pet opossum, pictured with Gaby below. The lettering at top and the heart below, both of which both graced the lemonade stand, is Gabys own work. INSIDE Business expo deemed a successCrowds were steady throughout the three-hour Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces 2014 Business Showcase at Largo Community Center June 18. ... Page 3A.LARGO A lesson on safetyOfficer Anthony Citrano from the Largo Police Departments Traffic Safety Unit visited students in a STEAM program at Largo Middle School June 16. ... Page 13A.SCHOOLS BUSINESSUnemployment rises in PinellasPinellas Countys not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is up to 5.9 percent in May compared to 5.7 percent in April. ... Page 9A.Timelier health care for vets Jolly meets with veterans, talks about their concerns June 17 ... Page 6A Also, find local performances going on this weekend in Tampa Bay ... Page 1B.Make your music plans with the July local concert lineup Volume XXXVI,No. 49 June 26, 2014 AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorney and Specialist Ref erralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 060514 Exp. 7-15-14Exp. 7-15-14Exp. 7-15-14 Exp. 7-15-14SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25BROW TINT & WAX 1925% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 7/15/14060514 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 7/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 7/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 7/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Features Business . . . . . . . . .9-10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . .14A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-7A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Health . . . . . . . . . . .11A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .15A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .14A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .13A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .12A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Neighbors protest annexationsAs Largo cleans up its borders, would-be city residents object By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO In an effort to clean up pending annexations along the jagged city boundaries, Largo commissioners approved the first reading to annex 181 properties, representing $14.5 million in taxable value. The residents of three subdivisions, representing the vast majority of the nearly 40 acres of land, were not happy to soon be included within the city. I wanted a home in Clearwater. If I wanted one in Largo, I would have bought in Largo, said JoAnn Jacobson, secretary of the Long Branch Creek Homeowners Association. I really feel Ive been taken advantage of and that Ive had something taken away from me that is a right of mine. The problem is, the properties within the Long Branch Creek and Arbor Trace subdivisions, along with those in the Brookstone Subdivision and Brookstone Addition, all had previous agreements with the city of Largo, some going back as far as 1987. The city agreed to extend one of its sewer lines to provide sewer service to the subdivision as it was being built. It was an expensive investment, but the developer agreed to what was called a sewer indenture, allowing the properties to become part of Largo as soon as the city boundary abutted the land. Now it has. In January, commissioners questioned why city staff hadnt finalized 342 annexation agreements and 14 sewer indenture agreements that were eligible to be included in the city. The problem was reduced manpower and the sheer number of ordinances the commissioners had to approve to make those annexations a reality, they said. Commissioners asked the community development and Ten qualify to run for Latvalas seat By SUZETTE PORTERThree Pinellas County Commission seats are up for grabs in the upcoming November election. The qualifying period ended at noon June 20 with 15 candidates fulfilling all the requirements. Ten of the 15 are running for the seat left vacant after longtime commissioner Susan Latvala announced she would not run again.District 2Incumbent Norm Roche, a Republican, who holds the at-large, District 2, seat is challenged by fellow Republican Ed Hooper, currently serving in the state House of Representatives. Roche and Hooper will square off in the Aug. 26 primary. Largo Mayor Pat Gerard, the only Democrat running for the District 2 seat, will vie against the winner of the Republican primary during the Nov. 4 election. District 4Latvala has represented citizens in the northern portion of the county since 2000. When she decided to retire, 15 candidates announced intentions to run for her job. Of the 15, 10 qualified, including Republican Dave Eggers, currently Dunedin mayor, and former Oldsmar mayor Republican Jim Roenecker. Five additional Republican candidates qualified: Johnny Johnson of Tarpon Springs, Tim Keffalas of Tarpon Springs, Wanda Kimsey of Tarpon Springs, Macho Liberti of Palm Harbor, and former state representative Peter Nehr of Palm Harbor. Republicans will decide which candidate will be on the November ballot during the Aug. 26 primary election. Two Democrats announced intentions to run but only Mark Weinkrantz of Palm Harbor qualified. He will move on to the November election. Two no-party-affiliation candidates also qualified Carl Folkman of Crystal Beach and Marcus Harrison of Palm Harbor.District 6Only two qualified to run for the District 6 seat. Republican Tom Rask of Seminole is taking on the incumbent John Morroni, who also is a Republican. Libertarian Jack Harris had announced his intention to run, but did not qualify. Because the only candidates are from the same political party, a universal primary will decide who will serve the next term. All registered voters in District 6,Up, up and awayPIE airport officials celebrate record-setting May By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Passenger travel is setting records at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Airport officials are celebrating the biggest May in history with a 27 percent increase in passengers and a 21 percent increase so far in 2014. May was a month of history. It outpaced any other May, Airport Director Noah Lagos told Pinellas County Commissioners during a June 10 budget work session. The past record for May was set in 2004, with 34 fewer passengers than 2014. More than a million passengers used Pinellas Countys airport last year, up 21 percent from 2012. Thus far, this years monthly passenger counts are well outpacing last year. Lagos expects passenger travel will reach as high as 1.2 million by the end of the year. St. Pete-Clearwater International, aka PIE, added a new charter service June 8 with Sun Country Airlines providing flights to Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Allegiant Air, the airports primary carrier, now flies non-stop from PIE to 32 destinations. Sunwing Airlines offers two international flights, bringing the number of non-stop flights originating from PIE to 35. Allegiant Air carries nearly 95 percent of the airports passengers, with Sun Country adding another 5 percent. Sunwing provides seasonal service to Toronto Photo courtesy of PIESt. Pete-Clearwater International Airport served the largest number of passengers in its history in May. Officials estimate as many as 1.2 million will fly in or out of the local airport this year. See AIRPORT, page 4A See ELECTION, page 4A By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO On the first day of summer, 8-year-old Gaby Dean of Largo sat behind a yellow and white lemonade stand that she had painted and decorated with sunburstshape cutouts, encouraging her customers to donate to a good cause. Abandoned neglected unwanted animals, the colorful sign read in the girls handwriting said. Theres no way they can make it without u. Gaby hoped to raise $300 to donate to SPCA Tampa Bay. I always loved animals, and I wanted to help them, Gaby said. Three of her cats came from the local SPCA: Scotty, See LEMONADE, page 4A See ANNEXATIONS, page 4AVIEWPOINTSTom MichalskiListen to the veterans at VA facilities. Page 12A.


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The dog park is enclosed with a 4-foot fence where small dogs and well-behaved large dogs can enjoy the fire hydrant drinking fountain and an open field area with plans for K9 agility items. Dog Bone Run also will offer a paw shaped picnic table, plenty of shade and views of Bayhead pond. One special feature Dog Bone Run will offer is the bone shaped plaza where owners can purchase an engraved paver in honor of their pup pal. Hours of the park will be sunrise to sunset. For more information about the park, purchasing a paver and sponsorship levels, visit Largo or call the parks division at 586-7415.Kiwanis donate to childrens programsLARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis Club presented a $1,850 check to the city of Largo for childrens programs June 17. The funding will go to: $1,000 split equally between Highland and Southwest Recreation Centers to pay for swim lessons for children who cannot afford the fees $300 to the Largo Cultural Center for summer youth theater programs $250 as co-sponsorship of the July 4th city event in Largo Central Park $150 to the Largo Community Center for the summer youth programs $150 to the Largo Public Library childrens department, including Pup Pals, a program where children will read to a dog The club raised the money through its annual Pawfest carnival for kids and dogs last April. The Kiwanis Club is actively seeking new members who want to make a difference in the lives of local children. For more information contact Bruce at 536-0412 or visit Largo.Library to turn into mini-golf courseLARGO The Largo Public Library is accepting donations, sponsorships and vendors for Book Maniacs Mini Golf, an inaugural fundraising event Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the library, 120 Central Park Drive. The event, designed by the librarys teen volunteers to raise money for the Teen Room, will feature two courses. The Family Fairway Course will be an 18hole family putt-putt course spread throughout the library. The Toddler Tee-Off Course will be a nine-hole toddler course in the childrens program room. The event also will feature a vendor shopping area and snacks. To help with the event, contact Julie Gonser at 587-6715, ext. 2560 or expo deemed a success Above, Bill Szydlowski, a sales executive with graphics and promotions company Vernon, shows off possible products to Keith Rakonki of A&B Insurance during the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces 2014 Business Showcase at Largo Community Center June 18. Crowds were steady throughout the three-hour event. The chamber reported that exhibitors and attendees alike rated this years showcase among the best in the events history. At left, Cheryl White, left, and Executive Director Margie Radcliff, center, of Caregiver Support Network talk with Missy Peterson of Baystar Hotels. Top left, Mike Dunaway of The Swamp Rockin Smokehouse puts some sauce on a barbeque sample for Betsie Zah, left, of Commercial Business Finance. The Swamp, at 9057 Ulmerton Road in Largo, will open July 1. Call 386-4076. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRES City news


4A Largo Leader, June 26, 2014and Halifax, Canada and accounts for less than 1 percent of passengers. Another new service begins Aug. 28 from PEOPLExpress flying to Newport News/Williamsburg Virginia. Growing pains are a wonderful thing, Lagos told commissioners, as he began to explain plans for about $65 million in capital improvement projects over the next five to six years. The parking lot is full and we eventually will need more to support that growth, Lagos added. Phase II of the terminal improvement project continues on a pay as you go basis. A $4.5 million project is underway and scheduled for completion by April 2015. It includes expanding the chilled water lines for the HVAC system, roofing improvements and fire alarm upgrades. Improvements of public address and flight information display systems started this month. Completion date is March 2015. Cost is $757,630. Lagos said the new public address system will allow voice paging using ambient microphones that adjust to background volumes. Construction of an automated exit lane control system, with a price tag of $417,417 also began this month. The project is scheduled to be finished by October. Lagos said the Terminal Security Administration would not be staffing the exit lanes. Instead, the cost would be passed to the airlines. The Florida Department of Transportation is paying 50 percent of the project. Lagos said the Federal Aviation Administration had first ruled that the project was ineligible for funding. Lagos appealed that decision. He said it seems likely that the FAA will rule in PIEs favor in the future. Phase III of terminal improvements is scheduled to begin in 2015. Design of the $6 million project should start in June 2015 with a projected completion date of January 2017. The project includes work on gates seven through 10. More seating will be added, as well and new concession and restaurant facilities. Its time to resurface all the taxiways, Lagos said. Phase I of a $12.4 million taxiway rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin in October. The project should be finished by January 2016. Phase II is slated to begin with the design phase in March 2015 and be complete in January 2017. The master stormwater management plan with an estimated cost of $1 million is out to bid now, he said. Construction is scheduled to begin in August with a completion date of January 2015.Tourism also on the upswingPIEs biggest month thus far for 2014 was March with 131,031 passengers. March also set a record for the number of overnight visitors coming to Pinellas County, according to a report by Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa. The report, prepared for Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater and the Pinellas County Tourist Development Council, showed that nearly 75 percent of those visiting the county in March took a plane with nearly 77 percent using Tampa International, aka TIA, and about 10 percent flying into PIE. In 2013, 75 percent used TIA and 7 percent used PIE. The remainder flew into the Orlando International/Sanford or Miami/Fort Lauderdale airports. Visitors spent approximately $522.7 million, up 4.9 percent from March 2013. Bed tax collections also are on the rise. In March, the Pinellas County tax collector reported more than $5.4 million in bed taxes. Collections for the same month in 2013 were just over $5 million. In April, more than $3.8 million was collected compared to just over $3.1 million last year. Mays report is not yet available. January and February reports show similar increases. Pinellas County set a new bed tax record for 2013, collecting more than $31 million. The $30 million level is a significant milestone because it elevates the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area to what the state recognizes as a high impact tourism county, making it eligible for the addition of a sixth cent to the five currently imposed on transient lodging countywide, said Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Executive Director D.T. Minich. The bed tax revenue is used for tourism marketing, beach restoration, bonds on area sports stadiums and other tourism-related initiatives. Photo courtesy of PIEImproved flight information displays are under construction at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. AIRPORT, from page 1Aregardless of party affiliation, are eligible to vote in this race on Aug. 26. Only registered Republicans will vote for county commission candidates in District 2 and 4 in the Aug. 26 primary.School boardEleven qualified to run during the Aug. 26 election for a position on the county school board. All voters within at-large Districts 2 and 3 will be eligible to cast a ballot in these non-partisan races. Voters within the district will decide representatives for Districts 4, 6 and 7. Chris Tauchnitz is challenging incumbent Terry B. Krassner for the at-large District 2 seat. Kent Curtis is taking on incumbent Peggy OShea for the at-large District 3 position. Three are vying for the District 4 spot, being vacated by longtime board member Robin L. Wikle: Beverley Billiris, John H. Nygren and Ken Peluso. Maureen Ahern is challenging incumbent Linda Lerner for the District 6 seat. Irene Olive Cates qualified as a write-in candidate against incumbent Rene Flowers in District 7.Election informationThe voter registration deadline for the primary election is July 28. Only registered Republicans are eligible to vote in the District 2 and 4 county commission races. The candidate receiving the most votes will go on to the Nov. 4 General Election. Republicans and Democrats can vote in the District 6 county commission universal primary. School board elections are non-partisan, so all voters registered by the deadline can participate. The Supervisor of Elections announced that mail ballots are tentatively scheduled to go out to overseas and absent military voters July 12. Tentative date to begin mailing ballots to domestic voters is July 22. The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed is Aug. 20. Early voting begins Aug. 16 and concludes Aug. 24. For more information, visit or call 464-6788.Special DistrictsSpecial district races will appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. Unopposed candidates are elected automatically. Three are running for Seat 2 on the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District Commission: Wayne Ferguson, Sharon Hurst and Tom McQueen. Randy Burr is unopposed for Seat 4. Kathleen Quinn Litton is running unopposed for Seat 2 on the Lealman Special Fire District Board. Rebecca Harriman and Jorge Mercado will vie for Seat 4. Julie Peluso is unopposed for Seat 2 on the Palm Harbor Special Fire Control & Rescue District Board. Casey Cane and Jim Nelson qualified to run for Seat 4. David D. Gardella is unopposed for Seat 3 on the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District Board. Joseph Bruni and James G. Mortellite are running for Seat 4. Three candidates are running unopposed for a seat on the Eastlake Oaks Community Development District Board: Daniel Saracki for Seat 1, Darlene Lazier for Seat 2, and Bogdan Don Nowacki for Seat 3. ELECTION, from page 1A LEMONADE, from page 1A City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.Celebrate July Fourth at LargoLARGO 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. Hospital Corporation of America will present the celebration, sponsored by Hampton Inn Largo, Holiday Inn Largo Central Park, Pinch-aPenny and Biltmore Construction. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014.Chocolat to play in Central ParkLARGO Grab blankets and chairs and join the city of Largo for a showing of the movie Chocolat on the big screen Friday, July 18, 7 p.m. Onsite parking, concessions and a campfire will be available. No alcohol permitted. For more information, call 587-6751.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High or call 518-3016.Come 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.Toddlers to enjoy an Itty Bitty Pool PartyLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host an Itty Bitty Pool Party Friday, 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 games and activities. Moms clubs are welcome. Children who are not potty-trained 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, 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. Try a free Les Mills workoutLARGO Work out during a free session of Les Mills Body Pump Launch Saturday, July 19, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. Learn new Body Pump moves to new music. Raffle prizes will be given away.Join the Zumba BashLARGO Dance your heart out with the Summer-Loving Zumba Bash Saturday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m., at Highland Recreation 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. Natures Food Patch is a sponsor.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 or call 518-3016.Arthritis water exercise offered in LargoLARGO The aquatics division of the city of Largo is offering a new season of water exercise for those suffering from arthritis. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Imperial Palms Apartments east clubhouse pool, 101 Imperial Palm Drive. Dawn Lewellyn is the instructor, certified by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes are conducted in shallow water with a step entry and exit. No swimming skills are required, however, one should be comfortable in waist deep water. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before starting. A lifeguard will be on duty during all class times. Interested participants can try their first class for free. The monthly fee is $36 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Each participant must also have a Largo Recreation Card, which can be purchased at the Largo Community Center or Highland Recreation Complex. There is no drop-in fees or punch card access for this program. For more information, call 518-3016 or visit Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor trucks come to SouthwestLARGO Local food truck vendors will converge on Southwest Pool for Food Truck Family Friday, 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 food truck vendor.Search for treasures at SouthwestLARGO 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. Come aboard the pirate ship, but beware of the plank! department to make the annexations a priority. June 24 was added to the usual commission meeting schedule to accommodate the 18 ordinances in the first batch of those annexations. The dozens of residents who came to protest said they had no idea that they had agreed to the sewer indentures when they bought their properties. I wouldnt have bought, said Janet Psarsky of Brookstone, accusing the commissioners of underhanded, sneaky, sly tactics after the first reading passed. The residents were upset that they had no choice and were upset with the wording of the letter they received informing them of the pending change. The commissioners agreed that the letters needed to be friendlier and include the benefits the residents were receiving by becoming Largo residents, directing staff to make those changes for similar future letters. Bruce Blazej, president of the Brookstone Homeowners Association, advised that the city should let the issue simmer down a year or so and then do it the right way. This is our lives and our property. And were going to be paying taxes to the city of Largo. So go out and sell it, for crying out loud. Dont beat us over the head with a stick, he said. Tim Psarsky organized a petition drive in the subdivisions to protest the annexations. The vast majority of the residents with sewer indentures signed one of three petitions, though the petitions didnt sway the commissioners unanimous decision. Their arrogance theyve always been just like that, Tim Psarsky said after the meeting. Its sad. They dont care about us. Along with not feeling cajoled into the city, residents said they didnt understand how their properties were contiguous. The city was following the state law on the issue, City Attorney Alan Zimmet said. The fact that theres city of Largo on the other side of Whitney Road establishes the contiguity that required under the annexation statute, he explained. George Bollenback of Long Branch Creek asked what the benefits were to the city. Commissioner Woody Brown later explained that it was efficiency and simplicity in providing services to residents who now live among confusing jagged boundaries and enclaves. Our solid waste vehicle drives past your house to pick up (trash for) the people in Largo, and you have a hired waste management or some other company to come and do it. Its just a really inefficient system, he explained. The city also will gain an estimated $77,381 in property tax revenue from the annexations. The residents left after the first reading of the three major subdivisions were approved. The city went on to approve 36 other individual properties with voluntary annexation agreements. Its too bad they left. I hope theyre watching out in the foyer. Were not annexing only McMansions, Commissioner Curtis Holmes commented. In fact, the residents were complaining in the foyer that the city was going after only their nicer neighborhoods. They didnt need the citys code enforcement and didnt need to be residents to enjoy its library or parks and recreation facility, they said. During the meeting, Ryan Kiehn voiced another argument many of the residents had: the city wasnt taking care of the area around their homes. Kiehn said Whitney Road had no sidewalk, there were unsightly strip clubs on U.S. 19 and crime that wasnt addressed. We dont see the investment in the community, Kiehn said. We dont feel thats something we want to be a part of. Mayor Pat Gerard responded immediately. We cannot make an investment in your area unless you are part of the city, she said. Holmes pointed out that the problems Kiehn listed were county issues. This is exactly what were trying to resolve, he said. Whens the last time the county put in a sidewalk? The city does that. The residents currently are categorized with Clearwater addresses under the U.S. Postal Service. That wont be affected by the boundary change, commissioners assured them. The second and final readings of the ordinances are scheduled for Tuesday, July 8. now deceased, Hamilton and Lola. But her family said that Gaby was inspired by a commercial for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, featuring Sarah McLachlan. Every time she saw it, she just cried. She said, Mom, I want to do something, explained Angela Dean. And this is what came up. Gaby is the youngest of Angela and Deryck Deans four children. The block of neighbors around the familys home on Tralee Street in Largo were familiar with her indiscriminate love for animals. Were one big family, so were all pitching in to help her, said neighbor Chris Esperti. We were talking about how she could make a difference. She turned to Gaby. Your idea was what? Lemonade and cupcakes because we love cupcakes, right? Esperti helped Gaby with the semi-homemade lemonade and baked the cupcakes that Gaby then decorated with yellow frosting. The signs and decorations for the lemonade stand were all Gabys work, and she convinced her family and neighbors who participated to join her in wearing yellow to match the decor. Prior to the sale on June 21, Gaby visited the SPCA Tampa Bay to explain her idea. I went there and saw a black pig and a threelegged dog, some rabbits, cats, horses, Gaby explained. A certificate from the organization thanking Gaby for her kindness, compassion, generosity and support hung from the lemonade stand. Esperti set up a Facebook page to advertise the sale, featuring pictures of Gaby visiting the SPCA. Before the sale even started, Gaby had raised $135 from friends and family who knew they wouldnt be able to come to the stand set up along the neighborhood road. Gaby just finished third grade at Ponce de Leon Elementary School and will turn 9 next month. Along with her two cats, she has fish and collects bugs. If its up to her, this whole house would be a farm, her mother said. Gaby used to take the cats for walks down the street in a doll stroller. But her love for animals doesnt stop at traditional pets. She walked around with a fly for a week on her hand, Esperti said, also describing a bright green bug no one could identify that Gaby captured in a box a week prior. I have a picture of her (as) a little baby, kissing a frog. She was so little. Shes not afraid of anything. If I have any problems, I call her. To make your own donation to SPCA Tampa Bay, at 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo, call 586-3591 or visit Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESGaby Dean, 8, waits for customers to buy cupcakes and lemonaid June 21. Proceeds will go to SPCA Tampa Bay. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESResidents congregate in the foyer of Largo City Hall after the first reading annexing their properties into city limits was approved June 24. They are upset that their properties will soon be part of the city of Largo. ANNEXATIONS, from page 1A


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The voluntary participation opens post-adjudicatory drug court jurisdiction to third degree non-violent felony offenders, including those charged with third degree burglary, as well as some select non-violent offenders convicted of second-degree felonies. In the spring, the Legislature budgeted for continuation of the program that began in 2009 after the State Courts System was awarded an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to fund a pilot in nine Florida counties, including Pinellas. The Legislature funding goes to Pinellas County, which is expected to designate approximately $916,000 for treatment and ancillary services for about 120 defendants. Until now, the program had operated in pilot status. But Pinellas is one of eight counties targeted by the Legislatures approval for annually recurring funds. Pinellas had stopped accepting new defendants in December, when it was uncertain if treatment dollars would be available at the end of this month. The pilot, operated by the State Courts System in collaboration with the State Attorneys Offices, the Public Defenders Offices, and the Department of Corrections, aims to reduce future prison admissions, thereby saving state tax dollars. Adult Drug Court is a voluntary program that features court-supervised, comprehensive substance abuse treatment with frequent appearances before a drug court judge. Frequent hearings enable the Court to monitor closely a participants progress in treatment and the results of drug testing. The drug court judge may reward progress or sanction non-compliance. Since its beginning, 113 persons have completed the local program, and approximately 32 more are still involved in the treatment and accompanying supervision. Successful completion prevents a prison sentence and may result in a withhold of adjudication and/or a reduced length of probation. The program is only open to defendants who score no more than 60 points in sentencing guidelines. Additionally, entry is based on the sentencing courts assessment of the offenders criminal history no current or previous convictions of a forcible felony as defined in Florida Statute 776.08 substance abuse screening outcome, amenability to treatment services, the recommendation of the State Attorneys Office and the victim (if any), and the offenders agreement to enter the program. For defendants entering on a violation of probation, the violation must have been for a failed or suspect substance abuse test, and the points for the violation will be counted in determining eligibility of overall sentence score. After adjudication, defendants are sentenced to 24 months of probation and transferred to Division Z, part of Adult Drug Court presided over by Circuit Judge Dee Anna Farnell. Defendants then are required to complete a designated level of drug treatment, appear frequently for judicial review hearings (at least monthly), abstain from alcohol use, have 180 days of clean drug screens, satisfy court costs, complete any required aftercare, and obtain a GED if needed. Successful defendants can apply for early termination of probation after half of the term is completed. Three different outpatient treatment options and two residential program types are used, and transitional housing with reentry services is available when appropriate. For more information regarding admittance to the Division Z Drug Court, call Pinellas Drug Court Director Nicholas Bridenback at 453-7401. Police beat Police beatLargo police seek bank robberLARGO Largo police needs the publics help to identify a man in connection with a June 19 robbery of the Fifth Third Bank, 12360 Indian Rocks Road in Largo. Largo PD received the call about the bank robbery about 3:44 p.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, about five feet 10 inches tall, thin build with blond hair. He fled the bank in a white Toyota Corolla driven by a white female with short dark hair. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Berard at 727-587-6730.Woman arrested for drug houseLARGO A Largo woman, charged with running a drug house on Keene Park Drive, was arrested June 20. Formerly convicted felon Jill Danielle Kettlehone, 35, was found to have ammunition and drugs in her home when it was searched that day. The Largo police reported that they received at least three tips about suspicious activity surrounding either Kettlehone specifically or the home she was living in. The departments Problem Oriented Policing, or POP, unit began investigating. They were able to confirm elements of the tips through a traffic stop, stated department spokesman Lt. Paul Amodeo. With information obtained during the stop and their investigation, police were able to establish probable cause. It culminated in a search warrant on (June) 20, Amodeo said. At around 11 a.m., the Tactical Apprehension and Control team raided the house. Along with ammunition, they found eight tablets of morphine sulfate and five tablets of hydromorphone. Kettlehone was charged with possession of the drugs, as well as two counts of possession of ammunition by a felon, all felonies. She also is accused of operating a drug house, a misdemeanor. She was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.K9 officer arrests two on drug chargesLARGO A Largo K9 officer pulled over a car that reportedly jumped a median on Starkey Road and found more than 25 grams of meth between the driver and passenger in the vehicle during the early morning hours of June 18. Earlier in the same overnight shift, Officer Jeff Rogers and K9 Fritz had found and returned nine stolen rifles and shotguns hidden under a camouflage blanket in the woods as they were tracking burglary suspects near 62nd Street and Whitney Road, Largos Sgt. Ryan Dulski reported. On the way back out of the woods, they ran into the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office deputy looking for the firearms, which were stolen out of a car in Clearwater. The firearms were returned to their owner. Later, as Rogers was driving south on Starkey Road, a car jumped the median right in front of him, jumping it again to get back into the northbound lanes. After pulling the car over, Rogers reportedly noticed that the driver was acting very weird and nervous. The driver Justin Patrick Smith, 26, of Clearwater was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license. Before his car was impounded, police searched it and found about 25 grams of meth in Smiths backpack. Smith also reportedly had 47 Xanax pills and a pipe. He was charged with trafficking meth as well as possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. A small amount of meth was found in the backpack of the passenger, Steven Andrew Danick, 23, of Pinellas Park. Danick was charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. Both were booked into the Pinellas County Jail.Police investigating beating at Brittany BayLARGO Largo police are investigating an attempted murder after a 57-year-old man was severely beaten in his vehicle at Brittney Bay Apartments June 10. Photo courtesy of LARGO POLICELargo police is looking for the man in this photo in connection with a June 19 robbery of Fifth Third Bank on Indian Rocks Road in Largo.The victim, Gregory White, left his sons apartment in Brittney Bay, at 1201 Seminole Blvd., at 9:30 p.m. June 9. He was going to sleep in his white car in the northeast section of the complexs parking lot, police reported. At 9 a.m. the next day, White called a friend to ask for help. The friend came and found White beaten. His injuries no longer appear to be life-threatening, reported the Largo police who responded. However, the injuries were severe enough that the case is being investigated as an attempted murder. White was transported via an ambulance to Bayfront Hospital. The case is still under investigation. Detectives are seeking the assistance of anyone who may have seen the attack. If you have any information, call Detective Brendan Arlington at 587-6730. Justin Smith Steven Danick Jill Kettlehone


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The Veteran Access to Care Act, co-sponsored by Congressman David Jolly, who represents Pinellas Countys District 13, and Congressman Gus Bilirakis, who represents District 12, allows the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to contract with non-VA facilities to provide care for eligible veterans among other things. This was a simple step that can provide immediate relief for some veterans waiting months for needed care, Jolly said in a June 10 press release. Utilizing the private sector and non-VA facilities to reduce these wait times is not only common sense, but the fastest way to get veterans the care they need. As of Friday afternoon, the bill was still pending in the Senate.Veterans Intake DayJolly visited Pinellas County June 17 for a Veterans Intake Day at his office on the St. Petersburg College campus in Seminole. He wanted to get first-hand information from veterans who use local VA services. Veterans were asked to take a survey, which 183 of the more than 300 who came to intake day completed. About 40 percent said they had already asked to be referred to a non-VA provider, and 48 percent said results of those requests had been poor or very poor, indicating theres a strong reluctance on the part of the VA to send people to a non-VA provider, Jolly said. There is a strong interest on the part of local veterans to go outside the VA system for care. And if the VA cannot provide timely care at VA facilities, veterans should have expanded options to see private sector doctors and medical providers, Jolly said in a press release sent out June 18. At a time when we are hearing about wait times lasting months, we must eliminate barriers that prevent veterans from getting the care they deserve, he continued. The VA has made great strides in the last several weeks to clear the waitlist by using non-VA medical providers. But long-term reform must include statutory changes to fully put veterans in charge of their health care. Veterans deserve a choice. Plain and simple. Jolly said information gleaned June 17 shows that changes that are more dramatic are needed to ensure veterans have control of their medical provider decisions. Of those surveyed, 49 said they had waited more than 45 days from the time they requested an appointment until they were able to see a primary physician. Thirty-six waited from 31 to 45 days, 43 for 15 to 30 days and 27 less than 14 days. Forty-three reported waiting more than 90 days to get an appointment with a specialist. Thirty-four reported waiting 45 to 90 days, 60 waiting 15 to 45 days and 18 said they had waited less than 14 days. Still, sixty-eight percent of those surveyed said care at the local VA was adequate or better. Jolly said many veterans attended intake day just to compliment the staff and administration at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, aka Bay Pines, and the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. That doesnt surprise me, Jolly said. Weve heard for weeks from a number of veterans who say despite the ongoing scandal, they love the care they receive through the VA and that reflects the commitment of so many of the hardworking VA employees. Jolly also learned that many veterans had recently been contacted by the VA to assist with getting them off the waitlist and into private sector healthcare. Jolly said finding solutions to the VA healthcare scandal should not center on assigning blame. Rather it needs to spark a dialogue of ideas that leads to change a continued dialogue and coordination between our veterans, the VA, and the Congress, he said. Comprehensive reform must address the interest of our veterans first and foremost. Congressman David JollySkelton named TBARTA interim directorThe Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority board of directors unanimously selected Don Skelton to be its interim executive director. Skelton replaces Bob Clifford who has resigned to join engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. The board also unanimously expressed its appreciation for Cliffords years of service as TBARTAs first and sole executive director and wished him well in his future pursuits. Skelton has a long career in transportation planning and programs. He served as secretary of District 7 Office of the Florida Department of Transportation from 2005 until 2012. During that time, he served on the TBARTA board of directors as ex officio member, and was instrumental in providing support for the development of TBARTAs Master Transportation Plan. Presently, vice president at H.W. Lochner providing transportation engineering services for the Tampa Bay region and Central Florida. Ronnie Duncan, chairman of the TBARTA Board, stated that he was delighted that Skelton has agreed to once again step in and support TBARTA. Don was there when we started and played a major role in our early success. There could not be better person to serve in this capacity as we work through the process of selecting a permanent executive director, Duncan said. TBARTA is the regional transportation authority, which provides regional transportation planning and connectivity of people and freight throughout the seven county Tampa Bay region. For information, call Donald Conn at 641-9963. TBARTA was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007 to plan and develop a multimodal transportation system that will connect the seven counties of the Tampa Bay region Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota. For more information, visit to remain open during nourishmentThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to start the Pinellas County beach nourishment project at Sunshine Beach in the beginning of July. The date has not yet been determined. Pinellas County beaches will remain open throughout the project. Public access to the active beach construction areas will be restricted. These areas will extend approximately 700 to 800 feet in length, and ramps over pipes will provide safe access for visitors to the shoreline north and south of the active work areas. The first active area will be at Sunshine Beach, which is the northern tip of Treasure Island. It will be followed by Sunset Beach in Treasure Island and Upham Beach and Pass-A-Grille beach in St. Pete Beach. An estimated total of 555,000 cubic yards of sand will be used for the project at a total cost of $16.182 million. Beach nourishment helps to preserve Pinellas County beaches, which are important for storm protection, tourism and nesting sea turtles and shorebirds. For more information about beach nourishment in the county, and for updates on this project, visit /nourishment.htm.Pinellas County offices close for Independence DayPinellas County government offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The courts of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco) will not be in session except for first-appearance advisory hearings and emergency situations. The Solid Waste Administration Building and HEC3 will be closed. The scalehouse/landfill will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. All county parks and preserves and the Florida Botanical Gardens will remain open. The Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve, the Cultural and Natural History Center at Weedon Island Preserve and Heritage Village will be closed. Annual beach and boat ramp parking permits will not be available for sale as the administrative offices of Parks and Conservation Resources will be closed. The offices and adoption center at Pinellas County Animal Services will be closed. Animal Services, the HEC3, the Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve, the Cultural and Natural History Center at Weedon Island Preserve and Heritage Village will re-open for normal hours on Saturday, July 5. All other Pinellas County facilities will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, July 7. News briefs Photo by JIM McAVADDYA black skimmer dives into a shallow area of the surf near the Redington Long Pier June 22, searching for a tasty meal. Black Skimmers usually feed in large flocks, flying low over the water in search of small fish, insects, crustaceans and mollusks.On the hunt


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Diane Genovese Comfort Keepers It is not length of life, but depth of life.-Ralph Waldo EmersonHelp Seniors 'Maintain Lifes Purpose' WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COM062614 Diane Genovese OwnerCovering All Of Pinellas CountyWe provide non-medical in-home care such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship to help people maintain quality, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. Local legislators recap recent session By KATE FELDMANDUNEDIN State Senator Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and Representative Carl Zimmermann, DPalm Harbor, touted their successes over the most recent legislative quarter at a luncheon hosted by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce on June 20. To a crowd of about 50, Latvala talked about the $3 billion in reserves the Senate was able to write into the budget, as well as $500 million in reductions in taxes and fees, including a rollback in car registration and license fees. Its always a lot more fun in Legislature when we have money to spend, Latvala said. The new budget allows for increased sales tax holidays: certain hurricane preparedness items could be purchased taxfree last month, August will feature its usual back-to-school tax-free holiday and from Sept.19 to 21, Energy Star and WaterSense energy-efficient products can be purchased tax-free. Latvala also assured guests that he spent money, too, including funding for the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Palm Harbor Historical Museum, Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and an expansion of the BMX park in Oldsmar. Ive never been shy about trying to get our tax money back, he said. Part of my job is to make sure we get some of that money. He also spoke about the recent bill passed by Gov. Rick Scott allowing in-state tuitions for undocumented immigrants. Students shouldnt miss out on a tuition break, he said, just because of their parents citizenship. Were looking to the future, to the diversity of our state, he said. We want a trained workforce. The so-called stadium bill provides taxpayer help for Florida stadiums in need of repair or expansion or even help fund new stadiums. The law creates a pool of $13 million in taxpayer-supported subsidies that can be divided between teams, with no team receiving more than $3 million. A project would have to cost a minimum of $100 million to qualify. Latvala praised Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers for his continual work to keep the Dunedin Blue Jays minor league team and the Toronto Blue Jays spring training in town at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Keeping a Major League baseball team in the area supports local communities and businesses, he said, but also serves as economic development. The budget also includes $4 million in grant money for communities to help reduce homelessness, taking some of the financial burden away from sheriffs departments. Zimmermann thanked Latvala for all his work with the retirement system and education, then joked about his method of finding causes. When I file bills, my bills come primarily from people who have come to me, he said. But sometimes, I have to tell them I think you need an attorney, not a high school teacher. One bill that passed last session requires increased communication between the Department of Health and the police after a woman went to him about a convicted sexual felon who was still serving as a massage therapist. He also began work on a bill that would allow a handicapped Latvalas score sideby-side awardsCLEARWATER State Sen. Jack Latvala and Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala collected awards from the Florida Association of Counties this week for their leadership and unwavering dedication to ensuring that Florida has strong county governance. Sen. Latvala was awarded the Doc Myers Lifetime County Advocate Award, an honor that is reserved for those elected officials who have consistently distinguished themselves as advocates for local government, and who go above and beyond to protect the rights of counties, a press release said. Similarly, Commissioner Latvala received the Marlene Young Presidential Advocacy Award for her steadfast, persistent leadership and extraordinary commitment to preserving the home rule authority of Floridas 67 counties. The awards were given during the 2014 annual conference of the Florida Association of Counties, June 17-20, the associations largest annual event. Throughout his career in public service, Sen. Latvala has worked tirelessly with counties on a wide variety of issues affecting local government, including Medicaid, the environment, and taxation. He was a crucial supporter of counties rights during the 2014 Legislative Session when they fought to bring fairness in the cost-sharing formula established between the state and each county for juvenile detention services. I am honored to receive the Doc Myers Lifetime County Advocate Award from FAC, and I will continue my commitment to ensuring that my constituents have their voices heard at all levels of government, the senator said. I am also very proud of the great work that Commissioner Susan Latvala has done for Floridas counties, and to be recognized along with her today is a great honor. designation sticker to be added to a Purple Heart license plate instead of replacing the plate. Zimmermann was unable to pass the bill this session but said he would bring it back next year. Zimmermann also spoke of his work to change the law regarding the conversion of apartments to condominiums after a woman asked him for help. By statute, a complex can be converted or terminated if destroyed by natural disaster, if the area has run its course or if 80 percent of residents vote in favor and less than 10 percent vote against. The woman he spoke to, whose condo at the Madison Oaks complex in Palm Harbor, said she was told she would be given $50,000 back toward her $130,000 mortgage when she vacated her house. He originally proposed a bill that would require development groups to pay the greater of the fair market value or 110 percent of the purchase price to any resident who wanted to sell. He also wanted to restrict votes to once a year or every six months. The bill was presented too late in the session to be added to any votes but again, Zimmermann said he would bring it back next year. Zimmermann also spoke about his support of the updated Stand Your Ground law that allows Floridians to threaten the use of a gun or to fire a warning shot to protect themselves without criminal prosecution. (Before this new bill), it was better to kill someone than to show your gun and back off, Zimmermann said. The bill, he said, is about determining whether a judge should be allowed to use discretion in rulings. Photos by KATE FELDMANAt left, Senator Jack Latvala spoke about his efforts to bring tax money back to North Pinellas at a luncheon on June 20. At right, Representative Carl Zimmermann praised the work of Latvala and previewed his agenda for next year, including revisiting condo laws and handicapped stickers on car license plates. Foster parents neededEckerd Community Alternatives is seeking residents willing to take in foster children to meet a growing need for homes. There are more than 1,000 children in licensed foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties, but only 300 foster homes to care for them. These children have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The problem is made worse because of the local prescription drug epidemic. 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The Silver Queen The Thorn Collection Us Ameri Bank WalgreensFriday, July 4th, 2014 11:00 am to 1:00 pmBelleair Bluffs Community Center and Park 2747 Sunset Blvd.Co-Sponsored by the Bluffs Business Association FREE FOODRaffle Prizes Dessert ContestPlease Bring your desserts to City Hall by 10:30amFire Department Inflatable Bounce House Entertainment Pinellas County Sheriffs Department Dunk Tank Dunk the CommissionersFOR INFORMATION CALL: Debra Sullivan 727-584-2151 dsullivan@belleairbluf 8ALeader, June 26, 2014 FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER 40 YEARS 727-585-4502 www.belleaircoins.comWhen youre ready to sell ... were ready to buy! 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Business 9A Leader, June 26, 2014 061914Sat., June 28 9am to 3pm 061214 Helping Your Face Tell A More Beautiful Story12360 66th St. N. Suite K, Largo(Located within the Smart Sixty Six Building)email: call Melia 727-365-2936website: MyFaceFairy.comHolistic Approach with 15 years Experience Gentle Waxing Lash and Brow Tinting Facials Peels Ultra Sonic Treatments A Noticeable Dierence in All Skin TypesTeen and Adult Acne Anti Aging Sensitive Rosacea My Face Fairy? SPECIAL OFFER$20 OFF Ultra Sonic Youthful Glow Facial Treatment!Call or email now for your appointment.Limited time Only!062614 Budget Blinds Has You Covered!CallCarolynat727-400-6870Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair, Belleair Beach and NOW Seminole, IRB, Surrounding Areas and Dunedin. Wishin g T o mmy Good Luck on His Deployme n t!Carolyn Offers the best service at the best price. 2014 Budget Blinds, Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Offer not valid with any other offers. Offer good at time of initial estimate only. 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The rate is still down appreciably from 7.1 percent reported in May 2013. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released Mays figures June 20. Statewide unemployment also is on the rise. The not-seasonally-adjusted rate increased to 6.1 percent in May compared to 5.7 percent in April. State unemployment for May 2013 was 7.3 percent. The trend continues nationwide with an increase from 5.9 percent in April to 6.1 percent in May. Last years May unemployment for the United States was 7.3 percent. May also marked the first time in more than a year that the local Metropolitan Statistical Area did not make the top three for over-the-year job growth. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA was No. 1 out of the 23 MSAs in the state last year. It dropped to No. 3 for the first four months of 2014. It did not make the top three in May. Unemployment in the local MSA rose to 6.2 percent compared to 5.9 percent in April. It is down from 7.3 percent reported in May 2013. The local MSA includes the counties of Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. Hernando County ranks No. 6 with 7.8 percent. Pasco ranks No. 20 with 6.8 percent. Hillsborough County tied with Gulf and Volusia counties for the No. 31 spot. Pinellas County has the lowest unemployment in the MSA, tying with Charlotte, Palm Beach and Columbia counties for the No. 35 rank. Hendry County continues to report the highest unemployment in the state with 9.4 percent. The lowest is in Walton County with 3.4 percent. According to the latest report, 26,904 people are unemployed in Pinellas out of a labor force of 452,781. In April, 25,365 were unemployed out of a labor force of 448,478. In May 2013, 31,798 were unemployed out of a labor force of 446,367. Despite Mays uptick in unemployment, Gov. Rick Scott continues to tout the good news in job gains, unemployment rate decline and growth in job demand. Long-term trends demonstrate that Florida is poised for success, the governor said in a press release. Private sector trends have been on the rise for over three years, our unemployment rate has declined or remained steady for 43 of the last 45 months, and for the fifth month in a row our labor force has grown. Floridas had an amazing turnaround. Scott pointed out that the states unemployment rate had been below or equal to the national rate for 13 consecutive months. Since December 2010, Florida has added more than 580,000 private sector jobs. Over the year, the state has added 218,000 jobs, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to May 2013. The governor also reported that the state had placed No. 4 in the nation in the 2013 Gross Domestic Product figures, released the week of June 9 by the federal government. The top three were California, Texas and New York. Florida also placed No. 3 for GDP growth. GDP is the value of all final goods and services produced in a defined period, Scott explained in his press release. Real GDP is a standard measure of the economys output. The industry gaining the most jobs statewide thus far in 2014 is trade, transportation and utilities, adding 53,500, an increase of 3.4 percent. Professional and business services came in second, adding 40,300 jobs, up 3.6 percent. Leisure and Hospitality came in third with 38,400 jobs, a 3.7 percent increase. The industries with the fewest new jobs were government with an increase of 1,700 jobs, 0.2 percent; information with 3,200 jobs, up 2.4 percent; and other services, with 5,800 jobs, a 1.9 percent increase.Graph courtesy of Florida DEODespite a slight uptick in unemployment for the month of May, rates are still on a downward trend in Florida and nationwide, according to information from state and federal sources. Sun Country Airlines offers service to Beau RivageCLEARWATER As of June 8, travelers will be able to escape to Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MGM Resorts Internationals destination resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, with new scheduled flight service via Sun Country Airlines. The Biloxi-based AAA Four Diamond resort will be offering convenient nonstop jet service five days per week from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport (GPT). Beau Rivages scheduled service from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport will operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on 126seat 737-700 aircraft. Packages include roundtrip airfare, deluxe accommodations for two or three nights and round-trip ground transportation between the airport and Beau Rivage. We are pleased that the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has chosen Sun Country Airlines to operate their service from PIE to Gulfport-Biloxi, said Noah Lagos in a press release. Lagos is airport director at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Sun Country Airlines provides quality service and in the past has operated both scheduled and charter flights at PIE.


10A Business Leader, June 26, 2014 OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4, IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDANCE DAY. WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EARLY DEADLINES:062614 727-397-5563Retail Advertising Seminole/Beach Beacon Largo Leader Belleair Bee Clearwater Beacon: Thursday, July 3rd@ 5pmClassied Advertising Display Ads: Thursday, July 3rd@ 5pm Line Ads: Monday, July 7th@ Noon Editorial Press Releases Thursday, July 3rd @ Noon DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 020614 062614 060514Home & Hotel Airport Ride24 Hr Service 1-800-Blue VanYOUR PRIVATE RIDETo or From the Airport.Private Charters and VIP Transfers.Visit or call 1-800-410-4444$5 OFFwhen booking online use discount code: K7FYJ Time Care Inc.Rik Dietel CW21All types of clock repair. Howard Miller Service CenterThe Watch Repair Expert! 011614 584-6497 1200 8THAVE. S.W., LARGO Summer Golf Special$10 Walk $15 Ride Everyday!Expires 09/30/14 18 Hole Exec Course Par 55 Largos Best Kept Secret061914 Vinoy to celebrate Day of DiscoveryST. PETERSBURG The third annual Day of Discovery will be celebrated Thursday, June 26, at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. The Vinoy will host three events, including Brews of the Burg, Brew Bash and the unveiling of the resorts very own craft brew. Brews of the Burg will begin at noon with tours of three local breweries, including Three Daughters Brewing, St. Pete Brewing Company and Cycle Brewing. During the four-hour tours, guests can participate in scavenger hunts via social outlets, sample crafts and receive complimentary brews at each stop. The Brew Bash will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marchands at The Vinoy. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample local craft brews from the brew bus and microbreweries, enjoy ale-inspired food pairings from the resorts executive chef and step behind the barrier to test out turntable skills with Scratch DJ Academy. During the event, The Vinoy will unveil the resorts very own craft beer in conjunction with Three Daughters Brewing. This special event will take place simultaneously with 155 Renaissance Hotels around the world, celebrating the third annual Day of Discovery. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit New Zounds opens in SeminoleSEMINOLE Business partners Tina Moser and Nathan Millhouse recently opened a new Zounds Hearing store in the Seminole Oaks Shopping Center, 10825 102nd Ave. N., Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moser and Millhouse sought to change the lives of those with hearing impairments. After researching many businesses, they found the ideal opportunity with Zounds Hearing Inc. According to a press release, both partners are passionate on the subject of hearing loss. The new Zounds Hearing store provides information on hearing health, and offers free hearing evaluations, fitting consultations and a variety of Zounds Hearing Aids to customers by appointment. The decision to become a Zounds Hearing franchisee was a simple one, and once they met Sam Thomasson, CEO and founder of Zounds Hearing, they knew it was the right fit. We wanted to utilize our professional experience in the world of senior care in order to help others, said Moser in the press release. After meeting with Sam, we immediately sensed his passion and sincerity about changing the world for the hearing impaired, and wanted to be a part of that.Crabby Bills names new CEOCLEARWATER Crabby Bills USA recently announced that the board of directors has appointed Greg Powers as chief executive officer effective immediately. Powers previously held the position as acting board member and owner of three Crabbys restaurants. A graduate of Rollins College, Powers has owned a total of 12 restaurants in his tenure, with 14 years experience. Crabby Bills is a Florida tradition, said Powers in a press release. I have no intention to change any of the staples that have made Crabby Bills so popular. Simply improve its core values and take the seafood restaurant into the 21st century. Crabby Bills USA is managed by Primecost Management Group. Currently Primecost manages three Crabbys locations, including Crabby Bills Clearwater Beach, Crabby Bills St. Cloud and Crabbys Bar & Grill. LARGO Ben Martin from Hydra Dry received the White Dove Service Award for June, recognized for his great work ethic and always giving fantastic service to his customers June 10. Trust Business Systems recently partnered with the Central Pinellas Chamber to start presenting their White Dove Service Award at the chambers monthly meetings. Trust president Kris Hartland started the White Dove Service Award in December 2013, honoring people who make a difference in the community by going above and beyond in their service industry. The award is for inspired white glove service. Everyone can make a difference, but its about deciding to make a difference, said Hartland. Each month there are a handful of nominees recognized for their service either by employees of Trust Business Systems or by people in the community. When a person is nominated, the information about what they did and a photo of them is put on Trusts Facebook page. On the last Friday of the month, one of the nominees is selected to receive a certificate and a $50 Visa gift card. I hope this program continues to increase awareness in the community and inspires people to give their best all the time,Martin receives White Dove awardPhoto courtesy of TRUST BUSINESS SYSTEMSKris Hartland, president Trust Business Systems, presents the White Dove Service Award to Ben Martin of Hydra Dry June 10.said Hartland. Past winners include Kevin Taber of Walmart at Tyrone Boulevard, Jeff Meier of Mister Car Wash in Seminole, John Rankin of Stearns Lending, Tricia Preston of TIA Hertz Rental Car Agency and Jerry and Kevin Krauss of Seminole Lanes. Anyone can nominate a person for a White Dove service award at Reece Segui, center, is the Codys Kids Winner of a family four-pack to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. He is pictured with his mother, Mary Segui, left, and Neil Moody, Codys manager at Codys Original Roadhouse in Belleair Bluffs.And the winner is SCORE workshop setSAFETY HARBOR Larry Hunt of SCORE will present a free program on Thursday, July 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. The workshop will focus on the keys to running a successful small business. Hunt will discuss the reasons for small business failure, the keys to business success, and how to utilize these keys to meet profit goals. The Safety Harbor Public Library partners with SCORE to bring free and confidential small business advice to the community. Hunt has an M.B.A., has owned several businesses, has consulted for more than 50 businesses, and has written books on business operations. For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112 or email shplref@city Briefcase BriefsKlein & Heuchan Inc. completes renewal of leaseCLEARWATER Klein & Heuchan Inc. successfully represented the Landlord, East Lake Point Professional Center LLC in the renewal of stockbroker Morgan Stanleys lease at the East Lake Point office tower in Palm Harbor. East Lake Point is home to many national and regional tenants and occupies the junction of East Lake Road and East Lake Business Road providing this five-story building with an unsurpassed location. Bill Reeves of Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc. represented the tenant in this transaction. Larry Gilbert & Steve Klein of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the landlord. East Lake Point is one of the only true class A office buildings is north Pinellas County, said Mark Klein, president and CEO of Klein & Heuchan Inc., in a press release. We have helped the landlord maintain a 100 percent occupancy since this building was delivered in 2006. This building occupies the absolute point of the Stonebridge Park at Boot Ranch office development. Stonebridge Park at Boot Ranch is one of the most successful office parks in Pinellas County.Berkshire Hathaway office donates gift cardsBELLEAIR BLUFFS Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Groups Belleair office formerly Prudential Tropical Realty recently gave the Childrens Home cause to celebrate by donating an array of gift cards for its birthday bash hosted by Old McMickys Farm in Odessa. Thanks to the generous support of our sales executives and staff, as well as our title and mortgage representatives, we were able to purchase and deliver eight gift card boxes to Old McMickys Farm in time for this very special event, said Lisa Lozano in a press release. Lozano is managing broker at the Belleair office. It is especially heartwarming to help such a worthy cause and I am honored to work with such an outstanding team of caring individuals. Old McMickys Farm hosted the second annual Childrens Home Birthday Bash last month. Thorn Collection acquires droneBELLEAIR BLUFFS The Thorn Collection of Coldwell Banker recently acquired a new innovative tool that will help provide its clients with the latest in real estate sales technology. The Thorn Collection is now utilizing a Quadcopter drone that provides views of real estate properties from an airborne perspective. The Quadcopter is capable of recording from distances of one to 1,300 feet over the earths surface for high definition video and photography from any angle. The Thorn Collections clients are provided with this pioneering real estate sales technology free of charge. The images will be featured on all of the companys marketing platforms. Coldwell Banker Cares supports local charitiesBELLEAIR Belleair Realtor Dorothy Shuman recently requested funding from Coldwell Banker Cares to support Clothes to Kids, a local charity which helps underprivileged children choose clothes for school. A check for $1,000 was presented to Patti Hanks of Clothes to Kids at the Belleair office of Coldwell Banker. Coldwell Banker supports local charities through donations from its Realtors and fundraising events throughout the year. The Thorn Collection uses a Quadcopter drone to capture airborne views of properties.


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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 Avoid mosquitoes during Floridas rainy seasonFloridians know that summer rains bring lots of opportunities for mosquitoes to thrive, but those pesky biting, buzzing skeeters are more than just a hot-weather nuisance. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County reminds all residents and visitors to protect themselves from mosquitoes because of the threat of serious mosquito-borne illnesses they can transmit. Preventing bites can protect your health. The first step is to practice the Drain and Cover method. Drain water from garbage cans, gutters, flower pots and any outdoor containers. Cover your skin by wearing shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. Mosquito repellent with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective. For infants younger than two months of age, use mosquito netting. DOH-Pinellas urges residents and visitors to be aware of chikungunya fever, a viral mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the Caribbean countries from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Travelers to these countries could carry the virus back to the United States and infect local mosquito populations. Mosquitoes can also transmit other viruses such as West Nile and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis and dengue. To learn more about the chikungunya virus, visit For information about DOH-Pinellas, visit Palms receives national awardLARGO Cypress Palms was recently recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system. I applaud Cypress Palms for its commitment to delivering quality care, said Mark Parkinson in a press release. Parkinson is president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. This award represents the dedication that each bronze recipient has given to improve quality in the long-term and post-acute care profession. Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.Local ostomy group to meetST. PETERSBURG The United Ostomy Associations local support group will meet Sunday, June 29, 2 p.m., at St. Anthonys Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N. The meeting will feature special guest Dave Barry from Edgepark. Barry will offer ideas and play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with attendees. Attendees have the opportunity to get needed information and education that will help them find the tools they need to get back to an active life. It also is the place to share triumphs and knowledge with those who are now facing the life-saving surgery. The group meets last Sundays. Refreshments are served. There is no cost to attend. Anyone is invited who is either an ostomate or a health professional or family or friend. For information, call Bill Schmidt at 657-0998 or Millie Parker at 687-7584.Local dentist earns awardCLEARWATER Dr. Nolan Allen of Clearwater was recognized with the Special Recognition Award at the 2014 Florida National Dental Convention in Orlando. Allen provided the inspiration behind the Florida Mission of Mercy event, which provided critical dental care to more than 1,600 underserved Floridians in March 2014. He had previously attended and volunteered at MOM events in other states where he gained a passionate desire to bring this effort to Florida. Dr. Allens commitment to serving the community is inspiring, said Drew Eason in a press release. Eason is the executive director and CEO of the Florida Dental Association. His relentless dedication to serve, as well inspire others to serve, provided valuable and much needed care to those who needed it most.Annual Pitch for Pink event setCLEARWATER Morton Plant Mease and the Clearwater Threshers are planning to knock it out of the ballpark for breast cancer awareness and give special recognition to breast cancer survivors during the ninth annual Pitch for Pink event, set for Friday, July 11, at Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Road. The event schedule is as follows: 5:30 p.m. Gates open; the first 1,000 women through the gates will receive a commemorative Pitch for Pink tote bag 6 p.m. Breast cancer survivors lap 6:30 p.m. Clearwater Threshers vs. Palm Beach Cardinals Post Game Old School Concert featuring Coolio and Slick Rick Tickets for the Pitch for Pink event start at $5. Visit or call 467-4457. Since the events inception in 2006, Pitch for Pink has raised nearly $200,000 to help support breast cancer programs and services at Morton Plant Mease. Amanda Koch, community relations manager for the Clearwater Threshers, lost her grandmother to breast cancer. With her and the teams passion for the cause and Morton Plant Meases commitment to providing top quality breast health services in the community, its a team effort to honor Amandas grandmother and others who lost their lives to the disease, show support to breast cancer survivors, and raise more awareness about early detection during this annual event. The Friday night event is filled with several activities including the Clearwater Threshers, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, taking on the Palm Beach Cardinals, Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals; a breast cancer survivors lap around the baseball diamond; a silent auction; and a post-game Old-School Concert. The breast cancer survivors lap is a special part of the night. Players from both teams, along with the fans, cheer on survivors as they walk a lap around the bases before the game, recognizing their strength battling breast cancer. Pink jerseys worn by the players and pink bats will be autographed and auctioned off in the silent auction along with several other donated items from local businesses and individuals. Attendees also will have an opportunity to win prizes with the Pink Balloons items.HomeGoods joins fight against cancerCLEARWATER Now through June 29, Clearwater-area HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. More than 300 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 13th annual HomeGoods Helps Families Fight Cancer campaign benefitting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to Help Families Fight Cancer with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. Customers also have the opportunity to purchase a reusable shopping bag for $.99 featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Aleah Smith, 7, of Centerville, Massachusetts. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund. We are so grateful to partner again this summer with HomeGoods and its dedicated customers who have generously raised several million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund in the past thirteen years, said Suzanne Fountain in a press release. Fountain is the director of the Jimmy Fund. Thanks to their unwavering support we are able to continue funding cancer research and care while helping families who are facing this terrible disease. We are grateful to our customers and associates who generously support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, said Robyn Arvedon, HomeGoods spokesperson. We are inspired by their commitment to help families fight cancer. Industry news Photo by SAM OGDEN/DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Aleah Smith, 7, of Centerville, Massachusetts, displays the 2014 HomeGoods reusable shopping bag designed with her artwork. The bag is available in HomeGoods stores for 99 cents. HomeGoods will contribute 50 cents for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund. The Largo Leader welcomes your news! Email information and notices to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at You also can send mail to 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 or call 397-5563, ext. 324. Our deadline for announcements is Friday at noon.


12A Viewpoints Leader, June 26, 2014Everybody seems to be taking aim at VA facilities these days. Even Gov. Rick Scott climbed aboard the bandwagon to harvest headlines at the expense of VA healthcare. With 1.5 million veterans that call Florida home, were committed to being the most veteran-friendly state in the nation and reports of deaths, neglect, poor conditions and a secret waiting list in federal VA hospitals in Florida are unacceptable, Scott was quoted as saying. The VA operates six medical facilities in Florida, including the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, until recently known as Bay Pines, and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Our politicians need to talk with and learn from actual veterans who benefit from places like Bay Pines. And Im one of them. I qualify for VA medical benefits thanks to a U.S. Air Force stint. Bay Pines staff has provided treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes and even patched me up after a nasty fall from the attic of my home to the concrete garage floor. Never have I received more professional medical care anywhere else. VA services, in my humble opinion, far surpass any of that offered by civilian doctors and medical facilities. Just how good are VA facilities? Ask Robert Royce, a World War II Army-Air Corps veteran, who clearly recollects his participation in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He has absolutely nothing unpleasant to say about VA health care, even after 60 years of participating in the system. You can read his entire story by visiting /The-70th-Anniversary-of-the-D-Day-Invasion .asp Or visit Module B at Bay Pines any hour of the working day where you can meet genuine heroes. They are veterans of all wars (they do call the Korean police action a war now) and other lesser conflicts. Its a place where you can meet a 20-something, slightly-built female veteran with light brown hair and a ready smile ... who lost a leg in Iraq. Its a place where ex-soldiers of the Vietnam era still speak of distant locations like Dung Ha, Plei Me, Da Nang, Cam Ranh Bay and the Ho Chi Minh Trail. More than 40 years after we unceremoniously fled Saigon, these unsung heroes continue to endure nightmares from the tropical jungles of Vietnam, Cambodia and a few other places we werent supposed to be, but very much were. Module B is where men and women in their 70s and 80s and even 90s reawaken their encounters against the Nazis and Japanese during World War II. Many still experience pain from physical injuries, and battle fatigue that today is called CSR, or Combat Stress Reaction, and PSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Visit stress_disorder, medical terms for chronic psychological trauma. Bay Pines is a place where old soldiers whose physical and emotional wounds never die and their much younger colleagues who fought in more recent battles have much in common. They represent generations of men and women who put their lives on the line for their country. Though eons apart on other values, they carry their heads high and would step up to the plate again if an enemy nation threatened America. I once eavesdropped on a conversation between an elderly World War II Army veteran and a 20ish former Marine who suffered appalling mutilations in Afghanistan. I was with the 101st Airborne, the aged wheelchair-bound ex-GI explained. We fought in some of the most god-awful places you can imagine. Winter was so cold in Europe that socks froze to your feet. The Marine whose legs nearly were severed by an IED ... Improvised Explosive Device ... countered with his own war stories. The IEDs are the weapons of choice for insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan and even Syria. The home-made explosives are responsible for the majority of military casualties. Since the U.S. military left Iraq a few years ago violence there has reached levels not seen since the peak of that war. So, what can our politicians do to really help our valiant veterans? Plenty. For starters, lets get passed federal legislation to expand benefits for veterans and, more significantly, provide the VA with more money to eliminate existing case backlogs. A recent proposition imploded following a bitter bi-partisan battle between Democrats and Republicans who blamed each other for their shameful display of political idiocy. Perhaps the most significant contribution our government leaders can make is simply to keep America out of wars. President Barack Obama wants to redeploy American troops to Iraq to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency in major cities. Our veterans deserve better than being at the blunt end of political shenanigans. Unlike the Charlie Sheens, Lindsay Lohans and Kim Kardashians of this world who have become heroes to todays young people, our military veterans are the real defenders of a nation and its people. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, the lack of which is unprecedented and difficult to comprehend.Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at wise woman named Jill once said, Persons who take offense do much more harm than those who give offense. To which we can all say Attagirl, Jill. Youre absolutely right. Just think about it. Count the number of persons you know who are real stinkers. We all have a few offense-givers in mind, but they are vastly out-numbered by those tender souls who take offense because of real or imagined slights, insults, and other actions. Each day, thousands (perhaps millions) of persons take offense at God. Their common cry: Why me, Lord? When something large or small goes wrong in their lives, these pitiful creatures seem incapable of realizing that God did not deliberately choose them as an objective of His or Her wrath. Havent these folks ever heard of fate, luck and happenstance? You will note that persons who blame God for their troubles seldom credit God for the good fortune that comes their way. Its been quite awhile since Ive heard of someone shouting Why me, Lord? after winning the lottery or being the sole survivor of a traffic accident. Many of todays TV programs could not exist without people who have taken offense. Judge Judy and the other courtroom shows are flooded with persons who have been offended by someones dog, or their driving, infidelity, failure to pay, lying and other evil acts. The same goes for Dr. Phil and Jerry Springer. For their guests, they must rely on offended persons looking for justice, i.e., revenge. Taking offense is getting more dangerous with each passing day. Thats because of our national gun culture. Before long, if we believe that the checkout clerk at the grocery store has made an 8-cent error in our bill, well be well-advised not to take offense and question the clerk. Chances are shell have a .38 caliber pistol tucked inside her blouse, and would love to wave it at us. (The pistol, not her blouse.) Back in Toledo in 1962 I was given a frightening lesson in the risk of taking offense and then showing it. I was driving to work when a big old Cadillac pulled out of a side street and cut me off. I took immediate offense and gave a blast on my horn. I caught up with the Caddy at the next red light. I made the mistake of pulling alongside him. I was suddenly face to face with the toughest, meanest-looking dude in the city. He snarled at me, Why dont you go BLEEP yourself?!! He seemed ready to exit his car and climb into mine. From that day forward I have refrained from taking offense at other motorists. Or at least exhibiting it. Taking offense is usually a manifestation of ego. How dare you do or say such a thing to me? Dont you know how important or special I am? The answer to that question is usually No. How special are you? Life becomes simpler and more enjoyable when we put our egos on the back shelf, where they wont be easily hurt. For offenses that simply cant be forgotten or ignored, its wise to make no response at the time the insult or grievance is rendered. Just be patient. This was beautifully exhibited in the film Godfather I by Robert Duvall, legal counselor to Don Corleone. Duvall was sent to Hollywood to ask a bigtime producer to grant Corleone a personal favor. The producer flew into a rage. He stood above Duvall and cursed him, Corleone, the Mob and Italians in general. Instead of reacting to the insults, Duvall quietly finished his meal, thanked the producer, and left for the airport. Several days later, the producer awoke to find the head of his favorite prized race horse lying in his bed. This was a classic illustration of the adage, Revenge is a dish that is best served cold. Or another useful piece of advice, Dont get mad. Get even. On a less vindictive note, let me refer you to a best-selling author whose writings my son Jim recently introduced me to. He is Don Miguel Luis, a 62-year-old Mexican known for his life-affirming teachings. One of his books is called The Four Agreements, a group of principles for daily life. One of them goes like this: Dont take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you wont be the victim of needless suffering. I like that. It sounds much like Stoicism. Refusing to take offense is not easy, and never will be. But when achieved, the payoffs are enormous.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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On the other hand, I could only find one reason to sell: short-term and shortsighted financial gain. Our elected officials have a responsibility to manage the county budget without selling a precious water resource or otherwise raiding the balance sheet. Because water supply is a critical long-term issue, I sent out an email to tens of thousands of Pinellas County voters ( The response to this email was strong, and the latest count from the board records clerk shows 109 people contacting the Board of County Commissioners to express opposition to the sale of the land, and only two expressing support for the sale of the land. Since my email, all four commissioners in favor of the sale Latvala, Long, Justice and Welch have sent out emails to constituents defending their position. Ms. Long claimed that she is working hard with [county] staff to determine what future value the land holds for our citizens. But Ms. Long misses the point: this is not about the value of the land, it is about water self-reliance and independence. Mr. Justice began one email by declaring, There is no danger of losing access to our water resources now or in the future. Three paragraphs later in that same email, Mr. Justice said he will only support the sale of this land if our water resources remain secure. It is clear from Mr. Justices first statement that he has already made up his mind that our water resources are secure, which renders his second and conditional statement meaningless. Yesterday, Ms. Latvala tried to make this controversy about water safety in an email to constituents, an email which was published today in the St. Petersburg Tribune. Water safety is not the issue. The issue is and continues to be water independence and self-reliance, particularly drinking water. Because of this continuing barrage of misinformation and attempts at distraction by certain commissioners, this morning I sent out an update to concerned citizens and elected officials. Why is this sale being rushed through in the waning days of Ms. Latvalas time on the commission? Voters should also ask themselves, who is Ms. Latvala representing in this matter? The citizens of Pinellas County? Or is she representing Tampa Bay Water, a special district of the state of Florida which she is the chairwoman of. The people dont want government for special districts, or for special interests. The people are tired of that because they suffer as a result. Lets get back to government for the people. Tom Rask SeminoleWatch your step on the beachesRe: Retire and do what? Tom Germonds column, June 19Editor: One of my biggest pet peeves, when walking the beaches in the same areas you frequent, are the holes in the beach sand. Instead of looking at the beautiful aqua water, instead of looking at the cloudless sky, you have to be watching where you walk so as not to fall into one of those holes, and some of them are huge. I personally think there should be signs posted that say, Have an awesome time at the beach, play, sunbathe, but when you leave, please fill the holes in made by you or your children. Recently, while walking the beach in North Redington, I came across a lady with two young girls, probably 9-10 years old, digging a nice big hole. The lady told them, when they finish, to fill the hole in so this lady (me) or anyone else wont fall in it while walking by. I stopped and thanked her, telling the young girls if I fall in one of those holes and break a leg/arm/hip, I might not be able to ever walk the beach again. PS: I retired and did a Blue Danube River cruise, it was awesome and it was expensive, and yes, we should explore Florida and surrounding states. Thanks for a nice article, and when and if you retire, enjoy every minute of it. I am. Jeanne Richard SeminoleBelleair Bluffs spends too much moneyEditor: The Belleair Bluffs Commission is contemplating 10 percent tax on our utilities. They are so anxious to levy it they are considering reversing a longstanding city ordinance requiring a vote of the people before enacting a tax of this type. The city attorney has said that they can reverse the ordinance based on a Florida Law that has been on the books since 1972. Our ordinance was enacted in 1992 and hasnt been a problem until now. The commission claims to be good stewards of the citys money. They say our shortfalls are a result of the economy, or pension settlements beyond their control. The pension settlement was within their control. It could have been settled for about $1 million less. The economy called for hard choices on spending. Property values had dropped and the citys revenues were down. They elected to take money out of our reserves to maintain the level of service. Good stewardship should include cost control, not just raising taxes. Spending in Belleair Bluffs is high when compared to unincorporated county and other municipalities. I use unincorporated, not to suggest that Belleair Bluffs become unincorporated, but to establish a base of services. It is up to each person to decide whether the additional services being provided are worth their additional cost. Belleair Bluffs can easily be a financially viable city. The problem is the city spends too much. They are trying to be a large City, to justify larger expenses. The City has to start looking at more efficient alternatives. Being small has benefits, we just dont take advantage of them. I would much prefer hearing we are providing the same or better services for less. Belleair Bluffs taxes seem high to me, considering what we are getting. Even more so by adding the additional tax. In my opinion, increasing taxes is the last thing they should do. Before that, we need a citizens task force to review the operating budget with a fresh look at how we are spending our money. The commissioners dont seem to want to do it. On the contrary, they have said the city is in good financial condition. They just need more money. George Lawton Belleair Bluffs Thomas Michalski The rewards of not taking offense


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Citrano, participating in the program for the second year, taught traffic safety awareness. At left, Citrano shows Largo Middle School principal Stephanie Joyner what police officers see as they take speed and distance measurements using a laser to catching speeding vehicles.Photos courtesy of ANTHONY CITRANO Innovation Lab opens at SPCSEMINOLE Budding creators and innovators can now share ideas, create robots, learn or sharpen programming skills and build objects using 3-D printers at St. Petersburg Colleges new Innovation Lab. The space, located in the Seminole Community Library, provides a modern, technologically advanced version of your dads garage, so to speak. The grand opening was held June 3. These creative learning environments, often called makerspaces, are growing in popularity, said Information Services Librarian Chad Mairn, who received a $3,500 Innovation Grant from the St. Petersburg College Foundation to start the lab. For years weve been more consumption oriented, but now the trend is moving toward creating while discovering things yourself, said Mairn. With these technology tools, you can design and build things, learn, and share ideas instead of passively consuming information. The space will provide an area where people with common interests like computers, technology, science or digital arts can socialize and collaborate on ideas and learn new skills. In SPCs lab, which is open to the public, visitors can learn how to program different devices, such as the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino Genuine Mega 2560 Circuit Board and the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board. That lab is going to be phenomenal, said Instructional Technologist Nancy Munce, who used the 3-D printer to create a cookie cutter she designed from scratch. Those printers are still wickedly expensive; too expensive to have at home. The potential to learn valued skills is remarkable. Munce saw Mairns enthusiastic Facebook post about the lab and took him up on his offer to get involved. She was looking to prepare cookies for a friend who was graduating from the University of Floridas College of Veterinary Medicine. She figured out how to use Adobe Illustrator to create an outline for the cookie cutter and then used a 3-D CAD (computerassisted design) program for the rest. I poked around and somehow figured it all out, said Munce. Basically this saved me from having to cut three dozen cookies by hand. In addition to the printer, the lab will have: FreeFab3D Monolith 3D Printer built locally using other 3D printers littleBits Synth Kit Arduino Genuine Mega 2560 Circuit Board Experimentation Kit Avid Fast Track Duo Audio Interface with Pro Tools Express An iMac, 2 Linux computers, and 1 Windows computer A variety of Open Source Software applications for 3D printing, design etc. MaKey MaKey: Original Invention Kit Cubelets KT06 Kit ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board 2 CanaKit Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kits Apollo Precision Tools 53Piece Tool Kit Parallax Programmable BoeBot Robot Kit Elenco Deluxe Learn To Solder Kit Samsung 32-Inch 1080p LED HDTV with Logitech TV Cam HD for Skype Calls Chromecast Online File Distribution System for access to project files, open access resources, etc. Reference collection including books and magazines SPC Instructional Technologist Nancy Munce shows off the cookie cutter she created in St. Petersburg Colleges Innovation Lab.LARGO Informational open houses are planned for students interested in enrolling in Pinellas County Schools and St. Petersburg Colleges newest collaborative the Elite Educator Program. The four-year teacher training course seeks to attract high school graduates who have accelerated academically, can obtain an elementary education degree within four years and commit to working in Pinellas County Schools after graduation. Open houses will be held on the following dates: Thursday, July 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m., SPC Tarpon Springs campus, Lyceum Building, Room 262, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Thursday, July 31, 5:30 to 7 p.m., SPC Clearwater campus, Ethics and Social Science Building, Room 104, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. Pinellas County Schools plans to distinguish the district from others in the Tampa Bay area by offering students who successfully complete the fouryear SPC Elite Educator Program with monetary incentives in exchange for a successful internship with the district and ultimately employment once an elementary education degree is achieved. The program will place an emphasis on science, reading, technology, mathematics, child development, as well as teaching children with exceptionalities and English Language Learners. The Elite Educator Program is one of several initiatives the district has employed to attract and retain quality teachers, including recently increasing the starting salary for new teachers. To enroll in the Elite Educator Program, contact SPC College of Education at 712-5888 or 712-5410 or visit, SPC to launch new teacher training program School notesStudent graduates from Holy CrossDUNEDIN Kyle Pedretty of Dunedin received a bachelors degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts on May 23 at the schools 168th commencement. Approximately 675 students received degrees this year from Holy Cross, in exercises at which Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama and co-founder of the communications firm Fenway Strategies, was the principal speaker.Man inducted into honor societyCLEARWATER Garth Jones of Clearwater was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Jones was initiated at University of Maryland, College Park. He is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Area residents graduate from Mercer Mercer University conferred bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. The following area residents were among those graduates: Clarisse Dewberry of Safety Harbor earned a masters of medical science from the College of Health Professions Erica Levy of Safety Harbor earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal ArtsDeal wins award at Western New England CLEARWATER Cassandra L. Deal of Clearwater recently received the Student Association Award of Excellence from Western New England University. Deal is a senior graduating with a degree in English Creative Writing. The Student Association Award of Excellence is given to a student who made outstanding and consistent contributions to co-curricular life campus-wide throughout the academic year. Heuermann awarded scholarshipST. PETERSBURG Zoe Heuermann of St. Petersburg High Schools International Baccalaureate Program recently was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Pinellas Education Employees Retired. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Pinellas County high school senior who is related to a member of Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, Pinellas Education Support Professionals Association or PEER. Zoe is the daughter of Davis and Caroline Heuermann of St. Petersburg and was sponsored by her grandmother, Anne Green, a member of PEER. She will attend New College of Florida.Clearwater student receives honorCLEARWATER Nicolas Plante of Clearwater Beach was named to the deans list for the spring 2014 semester at Clarion University by earning a QPA of 3.5 or higher. Plante is pursuing a bachelors degree in psychology. Ogaga graduates from Saint Josephs CollegeCLEARWATER Fode Ogaga of Clearwater recently graduated from Saint Josephs College of Maine with a masters degree in nursing family nurse practitioner. Saint Josephs College is Maines only Catholic college, providing a supportive, personalized, and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 430-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake, the college offers undergraduate degrees to on-campus students, and certificates, undergraduate, and advanced degrees for working adults through Saint Josephs College Online. Beeghly named to deans list SAFETY HARBOR Caitlin Beeghly of Safety Harbor made the deans list for spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.Chanrasmi makes deans listPINELLAS PARK Andrew Chanrasmi of Pinellas Park recently made the deans list for spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.Student receives honor at Georgia TechPINELLAS PARK Ashley Wiser of Pinellas Park recently earned the distinction of faculty honors for spring 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester. Online calendar of eventsRead about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: Look for links to the online calendars in the left column.


14A Community Leader, June 26, 2014 032014 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Split floor plan, huge living room and dining room. The light and bright kitchen has a skylight, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and inside laundry room. Both bathrooms feature designer vanities and custom tile work. The master bedroom has a private bathroom, walk-in closet and separate entrance to the screened patio. New carpet throughout. The screen-enclosed patio leads out to the fully fenced backyard.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths St. Petersburg Seminole Largo $207,000 SOLD Charming 3 BD Seminole Home in Oakhurst Manor Estates. Over 1600 Sq Ft of wonderfully laid out living space. Located on a beautifully treed lot, this well maintained one story home is walking distance to Seminole schools! Open floor plan featuring a spacious gathering room / family room with beamed ceilings and a huge custom master bedroom and bath! Circular drive and oversized one car garageRich RippetoeColdwell Banker Sun Vista Realty 3 Bedrooms $210,000 SOLD Fabulous 2BR/2BA/1CG corner lot home with circular drive. This home features an open living space, spacious bedrooms, Florida Room plus open patio and large yard for entertaining.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1-Car Garage $127,500 SOLD Largo Lovely 3/2 remodeled a few years back. Baths, kitchen, living, bedrooms all remodeled. Pavered pool. short two car garage, beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen! Tons of closet space and an extra huge closet to boot. Large dining room for all your entertaining and covered patio to go with your poolside entertaining as well.Kelly CruiseRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths $192,000 SOLD062614 052914 Students take home gold in karate competitionLARGO Two students from Largo and their teacher brought home medals from the fifth annual Uechi Ryu World Cup for Peace Miami June 16. For almost eight months, the students have studied uechi-ryu, a style of Okinawan karate, under sensei Grace Haeusler, a fourth-degree black belt in the art. The competition tested participants in kumite, or sparring, and kata, dance-like movements of powerful karate techniques. Joseph Conrad, 10, who trains at Highland Recreation Complex, won a gold medal for kumite and a bronze medal for kata. Stephanie Barber, 11, trains at Southwest Recreation Complex and won gold for kumite and silver for kata. Haeusler was awarded two gold metals in both kumite and kata. She is the chief instructor of uechi-ryu at both Highland and Southwest, a role she said is an honor and privilege. Supporting the Community in diverse ways is imperative for the constructive growth of our cities and its citizens, she stated. Karate has a long history all over the world for building the highest level of character when fully practiced and understood. Children, beginning at age 4, and adults can learn the secrets of uechi-ryu at Largos recreation centers. For more information on how to get involved, call Christina at 5876740, ext. 5008 or log onto Photo courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOPosing at the Uechi Ryu World Cup for Peace Miami June 16 are, from left, Stephanie Barber, 11, of Largo; Sensei Grace Haeusler of Largo; Sara Castro, 7, of Venezuela; Sensei Luis Castro and Joseph Conrad, 10, of Largo. The three students are pictured with their medals in kata: Barber with silver, Castro with gold and Conrad with bronze.Luker obtains Eagle Scout rankLARGO Joshua Thomas Luker, 18, son of Glenn and Elaine Luker of Largo will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on July 7. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 371, sponsored by Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo. He joined the Scouts in first grade in 2002, joining Tiger Cub in Pack 371. Josh became a member of Troop 371 in sixth grade, and has been involved in Scouts for a total of 12 years. During his time in Boy Scouts, Josh held the positions of historian, den chief, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader. Josh is also a member of the Order of the Arrow and has earned a total of 28 merit badges. Joshs Eagle project was the design and construction of four benches for the entrances of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Largo. As a former student at St. Patrick Catholic School, Josh recognized the need to replace benches that were in disrepair, providing parishioners with safe, comfortable and maintenance-free seating outside the church. Each bench is large enough to comfortably seat three adults and is constructed from composite wood and weather-resistant cypress for longevity. As a student at Seminole High School, Josh was a leading runner on both the varsity cross country and track teams from ninth through 12th grade. He competed in both the State Finals for Cross Country and Regional Finals for Track. Josh also is an active member of his church community. He was an altar server at St. Jerome Catholic Church and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church from third through 12th grade. Josh will be attending St. Petersburg College this fall. His goal is to earn his associates degree at St. Petersburg College then transfer to Florida State University for his bachelors degree. Joshua Thomas Luker BriefsHEP honoredCLEARWATER Charity Navigator, the nations largest and most used evaluator of charities, has ranked Clearwaters Homeless Emergency Project as the third-best charity in the Tampa Bay area, just behind Big Cat Rescue and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Charities were evaluated based on accountability, financial management and transparency. We are very humbled by this recent announcement, said HEP president and CEO, Terrance McAbee. We work hard to make sure we live up to the highest standards in pursuit of our vision to be the last shelter any man, woman or child ever has to access. Our quality standards and measures nationally encourage strict financial management, successful outcomes, and integrity with what we communicate to the public. HEP has also earned Charity Navigators coveted 4-star rating for the fourth consecutive year. Only 7 percent of charities nationwide earn this distinction.Chapel on the HillSEMINOLE A memorial service will be presented Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m., at Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd. Chapel on the Hill will join with Suncoast Hospice to host this service. The service is open to any and all bereaved members of the community and is not grounded to a particular faith. Anyone who has lost a loved one with Suncoast Hospice is invited to attend. The service will last about 45 minutes and consist of music, inspirational readings, a reflection on a theme and a reading of names of those who have died and are being remembered. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Those interested in attending are asked to call the church office at 391-2919 or email back Photo courtesy of MARTHA KAZMIERSKIEagle Scout Bernard Anthony Kazmierski III, Troop 431 of Blessed Sacrament Church in Seminole, presented a check for $455 to Director Pam Long of Pinellas Hope, a subsidiary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg under the auspices of Catholic Charities. Pinellas Hope is a temporary emergency shelter for the homeless located on 20 acres in Clearwater provided by Diocesan Bishop Robert Lynch. The check represents the remainder of funds that he raised after completion of his Eagle Scout project, which was an enclosed greenhouse, so that the homeless could start seedlings and plants to be transplanted into the gardens at Pinellas Hope.Pets of the week SchwinnSchwinn was rescued by the SPCA Tampa Bays animal ambulance in May, and a medical exam revealed that his back, right foot was severely injured and unable to move. He was given surgery to remove her injured limb, and after some time recovering, this loving girl is ready to start a life with her new family. Learning to get around on three legs has come easily to Schwinn. Her adoption fee is $75. Meet her at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit Lily Tiger Lily is compact and delightfully loving. She has beautiful Maine Coon colors and a plush coat, adores attention and prefers to be the queen so she would do best being the only cat. However, she does love dogs. She is fully vaccinated, tested for FeLV and FIV, is spayed and microchipped. Tiger Lily is ready to love you forever. Call All Bout Cats at 7127773, visit or contact Percy is a 3-year-old pit bull mix. He loves walks, car rides and belly rubs and is so anxious to find his forever family. His ID number is P555534, and if you bring this article to Pinellas County Animal Services, you can adopt him for only $25. Each of these wonderful pets have been spayed or neutered and are up to date on their shots. Visit him at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo or visit .htm. Call 582-2600. Paw printsAnimal Services offers specialsLARGO During July, Pinellas County Animal Services will celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with reduced adoption fees of $5 for shelter cats and kittens. All adoptable cats and kittens will be spayed/neutered, feline leukemia virus tested, revolution applied and shots updated. A reduced fee of $10 for a microchip and free pet identification will be provided with the required Pinellas County license. In addition, Animal Services will celebrate the Fourth of July with adoption specials. Pinellas County Animal Services will host the Freedom for Paws adoption event Monday through Wednesday, June 30 through July 2. During this celebration, the shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to give citizens more time to discover their perfect pet. During the Freedom for Paws specials, the adoption fee will be $25 for large dogs and cats and $40 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours. The fee includes medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control and micro-chipping. The required Pinellas County license is also provided. Pinellas County Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit or call 582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 582-2604.Denim and Diamond Collar event setST. PETERSBURG Frankies Friends will host Denim and Diamond Collar, a fundraiser to benefit area pets, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Proceeds will benefit pets whose families would otherwise not be able to afford life-saving emergency or specialty treatment. The evenings presenting sponsor will be Jims Harley-Davidson of St. Petersburg. We want our guests to have a wonderful time in keeping with the Denim and Diamond Collar theme, said Corina Wian in a press release. Wian is the development director of Frankies Friends. So, we encourage everyone to wear their denim jeans, but glam them up with lots of sparkle to make them cocktail-attire worthy. We hope our male guests will wear tux jackets or suit coats over their jeans and the women will wear fancy vests or beaded tops with lots of glitz and evening-inspired accents. TV personality Jen Holloway will emcee. Entertainment will feature live music and raffle packages donated by some of Pinellas Countys best businesses. Tickets are $75 per person. Guests will enjoy open bar, heavy hors doeuvres, and desserts catered by several local restaurants. For information, call Wian at 813-549-6978 or email


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Some are nonresident females with newborns, which is why Johns Pass is a vital dolphin nursery ground whose ecological integrity must be maintained. Others are roving bulls in search of mating opportunities. The bulls this year include a suitably gnarly cast of characters: Xiphos, Brick, Nose, Keyhole Plus, Ouch and Fishlips. Ouch and Fishlips are bonded bulls. Unlike the other males, they are not roving. They have found mating opportunities by swimming with local lady dolphin P. When males in the animal kingdom stay with a female like this, they are said to be mate guarding. Ouch and Fishlips are guarding P. This is not the first time. Ouch and Fishlips also guarded her in 2007. One of them probably produced Ps delightful calf PeeWee, born in 2008. Mate guarding bulls do not guard the same. One of the bulls guards the female by staying at her side. The other bull stays peripheral to them. The peripheral bull does not appear to contest the coupling. He shows respect for the possessor. Instead, the peripheral bull takes a different tact. He attempts to draw the females attentions away from her guard by doing all kinds of unusual things when swimming with the couple. These unusual things are displays. Displays are designed to entice the female from the guard to the peripheral male. Thus, displays are typically aimed at the couple. Ouch is Ps guard. Fishlips is the peripheral male. Does Fishlips understand that all bets are off in the game of love? One thing is for sure. Fishlips knows that research boats make handy props. In a circular cove in our study area, we spied Fishlips hunting along the seawalls. Though he was mostly out of sight, we tracked him by the flares of big bubbles he shot into the seas to scare fish into flight. Seeing other dolphins in the middle of the cove, I predicted that these were P, Paisley and Ouch. Fishlips left his seawall and traveled to the sandbar in the middle of the cove. There he submerged and, accosting the sea floor, created small mudplumes. Mudplumes are another way to secure a fish sandwich at sea. We glimpsed a bright flash in the dark waters: He was swimming upside-down the way dolphins do when they are pursuing a fish at close range, his gleaming white belly glinting momentarily. Abruptly, this Goliath of a bull bottlenose began acting strangely. His massive rounded head bobbed out of the mudplume, barely clearing the water surface. Bobbing another four or five times, he seemed to be straining to reach life-giving air. Then he disappeared into the sea. The waters began swaying and cresting as if something thrashed Photo by ANN WEAVERA massive bull bottlenose dolphin we call Fishlips, for the pattern of notches on his dorsal fin, gives us a backward glance after a conspicuous display as if he did not know that we were watching.wildly instead of swam smoothly. A massive mudplume arose. Again, Fishlips bobbed, barely clearing the surface, and then sunk decisively. We rippled with alarm on board. Had Fishlips become entangled on something that tethered him underwater and bobbed to try to breathe? Was this larger-than-life mudplume form dragging something across the sea floor in his struggles to reach the surface? Was this the moment to dive in and save a dolphin from drowning? Could we? Should we? Seconds seemed like minutes as, wide-eyed, we were riveted on the mudplume. The seas hid all. A thousand thoughts careened through my head: my morals, the hands-off policy of my federal permit, my ethics, let-nature-take-its-course edict of field research, the madness of watching something die that we could save, the danger of trying, and the danger of dying by trying. Time stopped, but not for the creature besieged below the surface. Fishlips erupted at the surface and whipped his mighty tailstock, slamming the seas into a colossal column of water as he kicked a fish into flight at our boat. As I leapt aside to shield my camera, Fishlips surfaced from his cagey cascade in the normal dolphin position and headed toward his distant schoolmates. As he did, he cast a backward look that I shall never forget. It said so plainly, Did ya catch that?Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at or visit NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Fish deeper for better action during hot weatherHot air temperatures for a couple of weeks now have warmed our inshore waters to a balmy 85 degrees, and midday temperatures on the shallow flats can be close to 90 degrees. These warm temperatures can make for some pretty tough fishing. Targeting deepwater flats and structures in and around the passes will definitely put you in position to catch more fish. Trout and mackerel can be found just inside the passes hanging on grass edges that have good concentrations of bait. Productive areas can often be located by the presence of diving pelicans and dipping terns. Newly hatched sardine and threadfin fry is the cause for all the commotion. Most of this bait is too small to be castnetted and used for bait. Your better option would be the use of small artificial lures. Soft plastic or buck tail jigs in white or silver should do the trick. The many spoils islands that dot the Intracoastal Waterway are excellent places to find redfish and trout year-round but are especially good when the water gets as warm as it is. Their close proximity to deep water provides good current flow with water that might be a degree or two cooler. Deep bridges with good current are good places to find snook, gag grouper, black drum and flounder. Targeting the first couple of hours of the tide change with a variety of baits can be very productive. The snook and grouper love big pinfish and grunts. Be sure to drop them down on some heavy tackle at least 50-pound test with an even heavier leader. For the flounder try fishing a small grunt or pilchard on a jig head. Shark fishing also can be a good option this time of year, especially when youre taking kids fishing. Small blacktip sharks can be found roaming the bottom in many deep cuts throughout the ICW. Almost any cut bait will work when targeting these pup sharks, but oily baits like mullet, shad or ladyfish seem to work best. Be sure to take a couple of chum blocks to help attract the sharks.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 ST. PETERSBURG The Garden Club of St. Petersburg recently announced its calendar of events for July. Creative Crafts of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will present craft activities at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. The cost of materials is $3.50 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Attendees can take home the crafts they create. The public is invited. Call 3818920. The following activities are scheduled: Monday, July 7, 10 a.m. Coffee filter wreath Monday, July 14, 10 a.m. Wine glass painting The Night Bloomers Circle of the club will host Beat the Heat with Plant Suggestions on Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Garden Center. The speaker will be from Dolins Nursery. The club will host an indoor yard sale on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, at the Garden Center. Hours will be Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to browse the collectibles, gadgets, household items and other treasures in air-conditioned comfort. Proceeds benefit clubs programs and projects. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Call 381-8920 or visit Club announces eventsBay scallop season starts Floridas annual recreational bay scallop season opens in some Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 miles) starting June 28. The portion of Gulf state waters is from the Pasco-Hernando county line north and west to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The season will remain open through Sept. 24, with the first day of the closure on Sept. 25. Gov. Rick Scott asked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to open the 2014 season early to provide additional opportunities to Floridas residents and visitors who flock to the coast to take part in this activity. The season is an economic draw to the coastal counties within the open region. This change is not expected to harm the scallop population. All size limits and bag limits remain the same. The bag limit is 2 gallons of whole bay scallops or 1 pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or a half-gallon of meat. Scallops may be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. Scallops cannot be taken ashore outside of the open area. There is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida. The average number of scallops observed during 2013s post-season surveys suggests similar or slightly rising abundances for 2014 in Homosassa, St. Joseph Bay and Steinhatchee. The St. Marks average has been decreasing since June 2012, which is most likely due to increased storm runoff in recent years. The state cautions folks to be safe when diving for scallops. Stay within 300 feet of a properly displayed divers-down flag when scalloping in open water and within 100 feet of a properly displayed diversdown flag if on a river, inlet or navigation channel. Boat operators traveling within 300 feet of a divers-down flag in open water or 100 feet of one on a river, inlet or navigational channel must slow to idle speed. Those harvesting scallops can help the FWC by completing an online survey at Harvesters can indicate where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it takes to harvest them. Participants can email to ask questions or send additional information. Learn more about our new index-based graph, which illustrates long-term trends in the open and closed scalloping areas by visiting and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Bay Scallops.Bromeliad Society to meetPINELLAS PARK The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. Dennis Cathcart will present the first part of the program New Explorations and Discoveries in Brazil. The program is based on the recent five-week trip he and his wife Linda took to Brazil that took them through four of Brazils 26 states. Their objectives were to find Dyckias and other terrestrial bromeliads and visit some of the bromeliad colonies they had known from past visits to Brazil. Along the way they found the Dyckias and so much more varied scenery, diverse biological zones and climates, wildlife, insects, and plants. The Cathcarts have owned and operated Tropiflora Nursery in Sarasota since 1976. Bromeliads will be available for sale at the event. For information, call 439-7782.


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By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. Replay America is set for Saturday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $52.75. Call 791-7400 or visit This summer, s music fans will get a very special gift, the very first Replay America tour, celebrating the biggest stars and hits from the s. The tour kicks off at Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 5. Replay America 2014 will feature performances by The Go Gos, Scandal featuring Patty Smyth, The Motels featuring Martha Davis, Cutting Crew And Naked Eyes. This is the first time in the United States that these revered artists will share a stage and perform the biggest hits of the iconic era. The Vans Warped Tour will return to Pinellas Friday, July 25, 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $58.50. Visit This summers diverse tour lineup will feature For Today, Stray From the Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mayday Parade, Attila, The Protomen, Tear Out The Heart, Plague Vendor, Saves the Day, AMusic sceneVans Warped Tour returns; Replay America visits REH with s icons Photo courtesy of THE STRAZ CENTERJohnnyswim takes the stage at Tampas Straz Center for the Performing Arts July 26. Skylit Drive, I the Mighty, Beartooth, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, NiT GriT, The Color Morale, Enter Shikari, Anberlin, Issues, Cute Is What We Aim for, Survive This!, Crown the Empire, The Maine, Volumes and many more. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Jannus Live Lindsey Stirling, Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit Local 662 Dilligaf, Friday, July 11, 8 p.m. Variance, Friday, July 18, 8 p.m. The Luvdogz, Saturday, July 19, 7 p.m. Sidereal, Saturday, July 26, 9 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Mahaffey Morris Day & The Time, Photo courtesy of PARADIGM TALENT AGENCYMayday Parade is part of this years lineup for the Vans Warped Tour set for July 25 at Vinoy Park. Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, June 26, 2014 Visit TOP DOLLAR NO GAMES NO GIMMICKS When youre ready to sell ...were ready to buy Three generations of experience Fair and consistent appraisals Instant Payments 1350 West Bay Drive, Largo 727-585-4502 WE BUYGOLD & STERLING 011614E The Power of Knowledge ... 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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. Great Gatsby Night, Friday, June 27, 7 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for members. Call 942-5605 or visit The event will feature dancing and live music performed by the Rhythm Kings Orchestra. Preceding the event, there will be a free dance lesson at 6 p.m. included in ticket price. Vintage 1920s attire is encouraged but not required. The Rhythm Kings Orchestra is a 14-piece band that performs the great jazz and dance music from the 1920s through the 1940s, including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other legendary musicians and orchestras of that era. 12th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Admission is free. The Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival returns to Main Street this summer with a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable, and unique gift items with broad appeal. The prices have been set to suit all budgets and range from $3 to $3,00. A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Craft enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the work of 100 local and national crafters from 30 different states. For information, visit 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 423-9825. The Sounds of Soul will share the hits of Motown 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 songwriters. 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 8962667. Albrink appeared in Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro with the Washington National Opera. 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. Photo courtesy of BEL CANTO GLOBAL ARTISTSEmily Albrink performs with the Marly Music Series June 29. 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A wish is granted when least expected. Show your appreciation.TaurusApril 20 May 20Step aside, Taurus. You deserve a break. A crisis in faith reveals the need for further study. A financial review uncovers more progress than expected.GeminiMay 21 June 21Warning, Gemini. Things are about to get sticky. Walk with caution, watch what you say, and you will muddle through. A message is clear.CancerJune 22 July 22Love sizzles when the opportunity to get away arises. Prepare to have a great time, Cancer. A money-making venture turns out to be quite successful.LeoJuly 23 August 22Change can be hard, but there is no reason to fear it, Leo. Make a game plan and stick to it. Invites arrive by the handful. Attend what matters.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Concerns grow for a loved one. Be there for them, Virgo, but dont overestimate your abilities to help. A business relationship expands.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Lucky Libra. Better approaches emerge with a look back at an old file. Friends of long ago return home with a huge surprise. Offer your congratulations.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Brace yourself, Scorpio. A favor is about to be returned in grand fashion. A penny saved and invested could turn into many pennies earned.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Your public and private spheres collide this week with an unexpected arrival. Go with the flow, Sagittarius. There is much to learn and many contacts to be made. 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 1120, 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 and an award from Billboard Magazine. 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. Replay America Saturday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $52.75. Call 791-7400 or visit This summer, s music fans will get a very special gift, the very first Replay America tour, celebrating the biggest stars and hits from the s. The tour kicks off at Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 5. Replay America 2014 will feature performances by The Go Gos, Scandal featuring Patty Smyth, The Motels featuring Martha Davis, Cutting Crew And Naked Eyes. This is the first time in the United States that these revered artists will share a stage and perform the biggest hits of the iconic era. A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, with book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus; July 10-20, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $22. Call 446-1360 or visit One Acts Weekend 2014 July 11-20, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Check with West Coast Players for performance times and ticket prices. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wc The Fray Monday, July 21, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $43.25. Call 7917400 or visit To celebrate the release of their fourth album Helios, The Fray are planning a national tour that includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall. This will be the bands first concert appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since their sold-out date in 2007. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Issac (Slade) and Joe King, The Fray achieved success with the release of their debut album, How To Save A Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum in the United States and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Their first single, Over My Head (Cable Car) became a top ten hit in the United States and their second single, How to Save a Life brought the band worldwide fame.Indian Rocks Beach Art Teachers Art Show through Aug. 1, at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. The center will present artwork by members of the Pinellas Art Education Association. This exclusive exhibit features more than 60 pieces of mixed medium artwork created by artists who teach art at Pinellas Countys elementary, middle and high schools. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. For information, call 596-4331 or visit 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. The second annual Madeira Beach Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach. American Craft Endeavors will present this show which will have Madeira Way lined with fine crafters from all areas displaying their works for sale. Attendees may browse and purchase a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass and metal works. Admission is free. Visit Petersburg The Mojo Gurus with special guests Hymn For Her Friday, June 27, at Ringside Caf 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 894-8465. The Mojo Gurus consist of Kevin Steele on lead vocals and harmonica, Doc Lovett on guitar and vocals, Vinnie Granese on bass and vocals and Sean Doyle on drums and vocals. The Gurus have released three critically acclaimed albums through E One Entertainment, worked with Grammy Award winning producer Jack Douglas, played with the likes of Joe Perry, Johnny Winter, Blackberry Smoke, David Allan Coe and built their reputation on their live performances. Artist meet-and-greet with Milt Rochman Saturday, June 28, 5 to 7 p.m., at Davidsons Fine Art Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. For information, call 797-1199. Florida artist Milt Rochman showed a great desire and talent for art at an early age. He wanted to paint, but concentrated on drawing at the Detroit Art Institute and the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Michigan. While in Detroits Central High School, Milt entered one painting in a scholastic contest. Winning the contest, his painting toured the United States and eventually ended up in the Boston Museum of Art. For information about the artist, visit God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton; July 18 through Aug. 10, presented by American Stage Theatre, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Call 823-7529 or visit Vans Warped Tour, Friday, July 25, 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $58.50. Visit This summers diverse tour lineup will feature For Today, Stray From the Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mayday Parade, Attila, The Protomen, Tear Out The Heart, Plague Vendor, Saves the Day, A Skylit Drive, I the Mighty, Beartooth, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, NiT GriT, The Color Morale, Enter Shikari, Anberlin, Issues, Cute Is What We Aim for, Survive This!, Crown the Empire, The Maine, Volumes and many more. 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 North American leg of her highly anticipated Prismatic World Tour. Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, presents the 46-city tour. 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 concertgoers 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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Draft Bud Select for Every Goal USA makes!NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED COOKS Michael Bay serves up Transformers: Age of Extinction, fourth film in franchise Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following film opening in wide release:Transformers: Age of ExtinctionGenre: Action, adventure and science fiction Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John DiMaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth and Reno Wilson Director: Michael Bay Rated: PG-13 Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael Bays global blockbuster franchise. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Yves Saint LaurentGenre: Biography and drama Cast: Jacques Fieschi, Jrmie Guez, Marie-Pierre Huster and Jalil Lespert Director: Jalil Lespert Rated: R In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) aged merely 21 was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute coutures elite class. During Saint Laurents breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Berg (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet. Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marie-Pierre Huster, Yves Saint Laurent is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love.JackpotGenre: Comedy, crime and drama Cast: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Arthur Berning, Andreas Cappelen, Henrik Mestad, Lena Kristin Ellingsen and Fridtjov Sheim Director: Magnus Martens Not rated Based on a story by Norways leading crime novelist Jo Nesb, Jackpot is a Coen Brothers-inspired take on homicidal greed and betrayal, Scandinavian-style. When Christmas tree factory supervisor Oscar Svendsen wakes up terrified and bloody in a strip joint, with a shotgun in his hand and eight corpses surrounding him, hes clearly going to have a lot of explaining to do. Under the intense interrogation of hard-boiled detective Solr, Oscar begins piecing together the unbelievable story of how he won the top prize in a soccer pool with his three dangerous ex-con colleagues. With a pile of cash at stake, the trio enters into a vicious battle over how to divide the money, dragging unwitting Oscar along for the violent ride. This rollicking gory romp racks up an impressive body count and will keep you guessing until the very end.They Came TogetherGenre: Comedy and romance Cast: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Max Greenfield, Ed Helms, Noureen DeWulf, Cobie Smulders, Bill Hader and Melanie Lynskie Director: David Wain Rated: R When Joel (Paul Rudd) and Molly (Amy Poehler) meet, its hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex (Cobie Smulders). But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant (Ed Helms). But then right at the end well youll just have to see. Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. BulgerGenre: Documentary Director: Joe Berlinger Rated: R From Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James Whitey Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nations law enforcement and legal systems.For more movie news, visit Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Opening this weekend Photo courtesy of INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGICAbove, Grimlock, left, and Optimus Prime appear in Transformers: Age of Extinction, from Paramount Pictures. At left, Pierre Niney and Charlotte Le Bon star in Yves Saint Laurent. Below, Lena Kristin Ellingsen stars as Trine in Jackpot.Warner Bros. moves up Dolphin Tale 2 release date to Sept. 12CLEARWATER Dolphin Tale 2, the follow up movie to the successful 2011 Warner Bros film Dolphin Tale outlining Winters journey and recovery, will hit theaters Sept. 12. Warner Bros. recently announced that the release date has been moved up one week from the previously announced date of Sept. 19. According to a press release from Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Dolphin Tale 2 continues the true story of Winter the dolphin whose miraculous rescue and recovery, thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail, made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world. The film tells another true story inspired by the life of Winter and introduces a new baby dolphin named Hope, rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010. Winter and Hope, who both reside at CMA, play themselves in the movie. Dolphin Tale 2 serves as the first real life sequel in the movie industry, according to the press release. The entire cast of Dolphin Tale including Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Austin Stowell is returning. Charles Martin Smith wrote and directed both movies. The Dolphin Tale 2 trailer was released June 13 in conjunction with the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2. To see the full trailer, visit the sequelIt has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winters surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only pool-mate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium. Reprising their roles, Kristofferson plays Clays father, Reed; Zuehlsdorff is Clays teenage daughter, Hazel; Judd returns as Sawyers mom, Lorraine; and Stowell plays Sawyers cousin, Kyle. Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who herself has been an example of courage, appears as herself in the film. Oscar nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing the film together with Alcon President of Worldwide Marketing, Richard Ingber, who brought the first project to the Company. Inspired by true events, Dolphin Tale 2 was filmed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the nonprofit rescue and rehabilitation facility that Winter calls home. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film and has slated Dolphin Tale 2 for release beginning Sept. 19, 2014.About Clearwater Marine AquariumA 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Clearwater Marine Aquariums mission is to preserve marine life and the environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. Winter the dolphins story of survival and inspiration has touched millions of people around the world. Her documentary, Winter, the Dolphin That Can, is available at The documentary takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through her rescue, fight to stay alive and extensive rehabilitation. Scholastic published Winters Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again in October 2009. Photo by WILSON WEBB/ALCON ENTERTAINMENTAshley Judd stars as Lorraine Nelson and Morgan Freeman as Dr. Cameron McCarthy in Alcon Entertainments family adventure Dolphin Tale 2, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The film will open in theaters Sept. 12.Courtesy of THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY Photo courtesy of DOPPELGANGER RELEASINGFriday, July 11, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tim McGraw, Saturday, July 12, 7 p.m. Lionel Ritchie, Monday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. Dave Matthews Band, Wednesday, July 16, 7 p.m. KISS and Def Leppard, Wednesday, July 23, 7 p.m. Fall Out Boy and Paramore, Saturday, July 26, 7 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813740-2446 or visit www.livena Eckerd Hall Replay America featuring The Go-Gos, Patty Smyth of Scandal, Martha Davis and the Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked Eyes featuring Pete Byrne; Saturday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. Ray LaMontagne, Thursday, July 10, 8 p.m. American Idol Live, Friday, July 18, 8 p.m. The Fray, Monday, July 21, 7 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit Smokehouse Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass, Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m. Gumbo Boogie Band, Sunday, July 6, 5 p.m. Ari and the Alibis, Tuesday, July 15, 7 p.m. Bird Street Players, Sunday, July 20, 5 p.m. Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, Tuesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip Theatre Culture, Thursday, July 3, 9 p.m. RX Bandits, Friday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Trapt, Saturday, July 12, 7 p.m. Hed PE, Thursday, July 17, 7 p.m. Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and Thy Art Is Murder; Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 8953045 or visit www.statetheatre The Ritz Ybor Cultura Profetica, Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Johnnyswim, Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit more music and concert information, visit CONCERTS, from page 1B


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Exp. 7-15-14 Enjoy Your 4th of July at JDs By LEE CLARK ZUMPEEven before the sun goes down and fireworks light up the night skies over Pinellas County marking Independence Day 2014, festivities will be underway. The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the document in which American colonies effectively declared independence from Great Britain. According to, On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. The website goes on to list a number of interesting facts, such as: The estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation in 1776 was 2.5 million. The nations estimated population on this July 4 will be 316.2 million. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Two future presidents signed: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both men died on the 50th anniversary of signing, on July 4, 1826. In 2012, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags was $3.8 million. The vast majority of this amount ($3.6 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. The value of fireworks imported from China in 2012 totaled $218.2 million. As of March 1, 2013, there were 65.9 million hogs and pigs in the United States. Chances are that the pork hot dogs and sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa: The Hawkeye State was home to 20.3 million hogs and pigs. North Carolina boasted 8.9 million and Minnesota had 7.8 million. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Locally, to celebrate the event, displays of fireworks, parades, concerts and other events are planned. Following is a summary of some of the scheduled events.ClearwaterClearwater Celebrates America will be Friday, July 4, 4 to 10 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the city of Clearwater and Clearwater Gas, the free event will feature the largest fireworks show in Tampa Bay along with a concert featuring the Mostly Pops Orchestra and the Wilsons. Food and beverage vendors and exhibitors will be on hand. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Childrens activities will run 5 to 9 p.m. and will include games, face painting and a mascot parade. The night will end with the Clearwater Gas Spark the Sky fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. For parking information, visit For more information on Clearwater Celebrates America, call 5624700 or visit USA will be presented Friday, July 4, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The city of Dunedin and the Dunedin Blue Jays will present a free Hometown USA Celebration. Attendees can enjoy a ballgame, live concert featuring The Greg Billings Band, and a spectacular display of fireworks. The ballgame gets underway at 4:15 p.m. The concert will follow the game and fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. For information, call 733-9302 or 812-4530. unique gifts. A Green Market will offer a wide array of exotic plants, as well as dips and other gourmet items. Admission is free and open to the public.Safety HarborThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 238 will present its annual Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4, 10 a.m., on Main Street in Safety Harbor. The free parade will feature cars, floats, bands, and many other spectacles. For information, call 726-9601. A patriotic ceremony will follow the parade at John Wilson Park. Sponsored by the American Legion Family Post 238 and the Santa Claus Drill Team, the event will feature several patriotic presentations. City officials, legion officials and other dignitaries plan to participate. There will be live patriotic music, free photos and wristbands for the children. The sky will light up at Safety Harbors July 4th Celebration later that day. Festivities will run from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Land, Safety Harbor. The celebration will kick off at 5 p.m. with live entertainment, food vendors, and childrens activities. Attendees should come early to get a good seat for the best fireworks display in Tampa Bay, according to the citys website. For information, call 724-1572.St. Pete BeachThe fun will get underway early on St. Pete Beach with a Fourth of July parade starting at 8:30 a.m., at Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, 115 10th Ave., Pass-AGrille. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes with red, white and blue and join in the old-fashioned parade. The parade will follow a circular course between Eighth and 10th avenues. There is no charge to participate. After the parade, the museum will host a treasure hunt for the children among its exhibits. Call 552-1610. The city will host its annual fireworks display on Friday, July 4, beginning around 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from Upham Beach, 6850 Beach Plaza. All normal beach and parking ordinances will be in effect. A portion of the beach will be closed to everyone except essential personnel at 5 p.m. For information, call 367-2735.St. PetersburgThe city of St. Petersburg will celebrate Independence Day with its annual fireworks display on Friday, July 4. The spectacular light display, sponsored by HCA Hospitals of West Florida, is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Fireworks start as early as 8:30 p.m. or as late as 10 p.m., depending on weather conditions. The fireworks display is visible all along the St. Petersburg waterfront with prime viewing from Vinoy, Albert Whitted, North Straub, Spa Beach and South Straub Parks, which are all on Bayshore Drive. No alcohol or personal fireworks permitted. Parking lots include South Core, 101 First Ave. S.; and MidCore, 117 St. N. Variable message boards will direct spectators to available parking locations. Disabled parking is located in the North Shore ball field lot, 901 North Shore Drive NE and along Beach Drive on the east side and is available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Bicycle racks are located throughout the downtown area. For more information, call 8937441 or see www.stpeteparks SpringsThe Independence Day Patriotic Picnic in the Park will take place Friday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. The event will feature music, a waterslide, a hot dog eating contest, badminton/volleyball and more. Hot dogs, popcorn and beverages will be given away. For information, call 942-5628. The citys fireworks display will begin at dusk and will be set off from Sunset Beach. The best viewing will be from Howard Park Beach, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs.Treasure IslandThe Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce and the city of Treasure Island will present free fireworks on Friday, July 4, 9 p.m., on the beach at 107th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. No parking is allowed on the beach but parking will be available in the empty lot north of the Thunderbird Beach Resort and at Treasure Island City Park, next to the city community center. For information, call 360-4121.Pinellas celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades a spectacular fireworks show starting at approximately 9 p.m. On-site parking will be available for $5. Free park-andwalk will also be available from Largo Middle School and Largo High School. Admission to the event is free. Activity wristbands will be available for purchase onsite. Alcohol, coolers, pets, personal fireworks and sparklers will not be permitted in the park. For information, call 587-6775 or visit Beach July Fest will take place Friday, July 4, 9 p.m., at Archibald Beach, on Gulf Boulevard at the end of Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. There will be no vendors this year. For information, visit Following last years success, Maderia Beach will welcome back its summer craft show, a two-day festival that showcases a wide variety of original craft media. The second annual Madeira Beach Craft Festival will run Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue. The juried outdoor festival will feature original and affordable crafts as well as unique gift items and functional art. Prices are set to suit all budgets and range from $3 to $3,000. The eclectic mix of original handcrafted art, crafts and functional art will appeal to craft enthusiasts as well as serious shoppers looking forA variety of July 4 events are planned throughout Pinellas County. LargoOnce again this year, Largos Fourth of July Celebration will light up Largo Central Park. The event is set for Friday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. The celebration will feature food, entertainment and activities for all ages, followed by GulfportThe citys Fourth of July Celebration will be presented Friday, July 4, at the Gulfport Beach Waterfront Complex and Downtown District, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with Marinas Fishing Derby at the Recreation Center Field. Festivities also will include the Gulfport Recreation Sand Sculpture Contest on the beach, featuring a nautical theme, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; a Kidzone on the beach behind the recreation center, noon to 5 p.m.; and live music on the outdoor casino event stage, featuring Echo84 Band, 5 to 9 p.m. Attendees also will find plenty of food, arts and crafts vendors in the downtown waterfront district from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be a parade on Beach Boulevard beginning at 6 p.m. The day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display, beginning at 9:05 p.m. For information, call 893-1118.Kenneth City The Kenneth City Fourth of July Parade and Festival will be Friday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event is a relatively new addition to the community, but has quickly gained a reputation as a great hometown parade. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on 62nd Street North and 54th Avenue North. The festival will be presented at James Ernst Park, 4600 58th St. N., following the parade. The Largo Leader welcomes your news! Email information and notices to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtorres@TBN You also can send mail to 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 or call 397-5563, ext. 324. Our deadline for announcements is Friday at noon.


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Walsingham Rd Between 113th St & Seminole Blvd. Call Lee Rades, (727)420-6427 Eagle Crest Realty (727)586-4565 SEMINOLE OPEN HOUSE WINDTREE OAKS 12377 Oaks Lane SUNDAY 1-4PM Fabulous 4BR/4BA w/Den or 5BR Family Pool Home on Large 1/3 to 1/2 Acre Lot. Newer Updated Eat-in Kitchen w/Granite Counters, Center Island and Breakfast Bar. Spacious Open Floor Plan. Close to Walsingham Park, Pinellas Trail & SPC Campus. $473,900. Jack Buns, Coldwell Banker Residential. (727)418-2077 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. $$ WE BUY HOUSES $$And Fix Problems! See If We Can Help YOU! (727)537-6150BEAUTIFUL BELLEAIR LOT103x125, 1351 Pinellas Road. Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, Team George, (727)480-1005, (727)510-2894. 130. Cemetery LotsTHE GARDEN SANCTUARY Garden Of Honor. Includes Vault And Granite Base. Cemetery Price: $3,500. Asking: $3,200. (818)400-8781 TWO NICHES Side-By-Side. Eye Level. Royal Palm North in Chapel. $850 OBO. (727)481-0139 SERENITY GARDENS 2 Plots, Side-By-Side, 2 Vaults, $5,000 OBO. Single Plot, Garden Of Prayer, Close To Rose Garden, $1,500 OBO. Garden Sanctuary, Seminole, Lawn Crypt For 2, $2.500 OBO. 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There also will be raffle prizes with winners drawn hourly. For information, call 894-8465. Ruckman is fighting cancer and numerous health complications. This benefit will help the musician with healthcare bills and living expenses. Originally hailing from the tough steel town of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where his first efforts as a vocalist and guitarist were well received, it was after arriving in Florida that Rocky Ruckman really became a heavy hitter on the Tampa Bay music scene. Consistently fronting a cutting-edge contemporary sound-driven by his spirited, powerful voice and aggressive, punchy guitar work, he soon earned the respect of fans, players and critics alike. Attacking the stage with a vengeance, Ruckman dynamically fronted several of the most talked about and successful club and concert rock bands in the area. Ruckman was associated with bands such as Monarch (1980-1982), Full Steam Eddy (1982-1983), Blanco (19831987), Misspent Youth (1987-1988) and Rocky Ruckman and the Beat Heathens (1988-1997). It was with that final crew that Ruckman released a powerful CD of originals songs entitled Crazy World Out There. After a hiatus from decades of performing five or more dates weekly, he assembled Strange Puppet Release in 2009 and occasionally lent his latent but passionate blues/jazz skills to Blind Willie & Blue Situation in charity events through 2013. It was during that year that serious health issues arose in the form of cancer and numerous related difficulties which he has been aggressively battling ever since. Crafts on Main StreetAnnual juried outdoor show includes several local crafters By LEE CLARK ZUMPEDUNEDIN Craft enthusiasts will flock to the 12th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, June 2829, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Presented by American Craft Endeavors, the Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival returns to Main Street this summer with another firstrate craft showcase featuring a unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the art of 100 local and national crafters from 30 different states. The city of Dunedin sponsors the festival. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The festival will feature a vast array of craft media such as folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass. Prices are set to suit all budgets, with items ranging from as little as $3 to as much as $3,000. All participating crafters remain on site for the duration of the festival, offering craft enthusiasts an opportunity to learn about the creative process. The juried outdoor craft showcase features original crafts, handmade in America. The show boasts unique and affordable gift items, with selections from around 100 crafters hailing from 30 different states. Many participating crafters come from Florida, including several from the Tampa Bay area. A partial list of participating vendors follows: Steve and Judy Archbold of Ossian, Indiana Wood Gissell and William Barbour of Sebring Jewelry Mickey D. and Mike Bradham of Homosassa Ceramics Randy Brooks of Fort White Sculpture Kaysea and Matthew Bruce of Gainesville Pet accessories Janet Campagna of South Orleans, Massachusetts Clothing Walter Catts of Palmetto Furniture Melanie Cech of Spring Hill Glass Dennis Collins of Naples Jewelry Lucie Davis of Oakland Park Fiber Jessica Elwood of Bradenton Painting Carol Generoso of Osprey Jewelry Randy Giamporcaro of Tampa Jewelry Segundo (Luis) Gomez of Miami Jewelry Annette and Gerry Kapfer of St. Pete Beach Jewelry Sindi Karman of Melbourne Home goods Peter Lakiotis of Clearwater Pet accessories Cynthia Linden of Gulfport Mixed media Lorrie Mason of Tampa Jewelry Andres Medina of St. Petersburg Fiber Malinda Ratliff of West Palm Beach Home goods John Roessler of Brooksville Jewelry Rasa Saldaitis of Pinellas Park Painting Robin Short of Gulfport Fiber Denise Smith of Weirsdale Jewelry Trae Stokes of Pinellas Park Food Lora and Bob Thomas of Sarasota Pottery Miriam Valido of Lutz Miscellaneous Marina Vega of Kissimmee Jewelry Joe Weinstein of Clearwater Stone Richard Wise of Lady Lake Photography Barrie Wolfson (West) of Seminole Home goods Finny Lazarus of Boca Raton began creating functional art in the form of jewelry 15 years ago. I started working mainly with Swarovski crystals, but quickly moved on to fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones, said Lazarus in a press release promoting the event provided by American Craft Endeavors. Most of my stones are hand drilled by me and my pearls are individually hand knotted. The crafters work consists of unique creations of fine, elegant jewelry. All of my pieces start out on my design board in my studio, where I let my artistic imagination take over, he said. Simple pearls become two or three strands of twisted toursades, some are left with a classic elegance, where others have accent pieces added. Along with pearls, I work with amethyst, peridot, citrine and many natural stones including fossils. Also scheduled to take part in this years festival is childrens author Julie Woik of Sarasota. Woik will have the entire Lilly the Lash series available for purchase at the festival and, she looks forward to meeting new fans and greeting existing fans. She will be personally signing all of the books as well. Her childrens book series teaches life lessons through character building messages while promoting literacy. Her newest book, the fourth in the series, The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash: The Kacklin Kitchen, tells a story and teaches the life lesson of respect through main character. Woik is a freelance writer and poet. Having worked with young children as a teachers aide, as well as in the field of psychiatry, she recognized early on the importance of strong self-esteem. Armed with a contagiously dynamic personality, she has a unique way of acquainting others with the tremendous value of self-worth. Joe Weinstein of Clearwater is one of several Tampa Bay area crafters participating in the festival. Since 1984, this Florida fountain artist has refined the art of creating beautiful water features that resemble naturally eroded coquina rock. The sight and sound of sculpted stone and moving water, accented with tropical foliage, bring a feeling of soothing relaxation to both the home and office. Creating these unique waterfalls fulfills my artistic mission to bring a touch of tropical paradise to your surroundings, Weinstein says on his professional website. Whether they are displayed inside the home on a table, in the foyer or in an atrium, or placed outside, by the pool or spa, on the patio or lanai, or as part of the landscape, these creations evoke feelings of a tropical paradise.American Craft EndeavorsAmerican Craft Endeavors produces some of the nations most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Floridas vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival, Fort Lauderdale; the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, Jupiter/Juno Beach; the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs, Stuart; the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival, Sarasota; and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals, Sarasota. The groups founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts. For information on the festival, visit Photos courtesy of AMERICAN CRAFT ENDEAVORSAbove, Finny Lazarus creates functional art in the form of jewelry. The crafter will participate in the 12th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, set for June 28-29. Below, The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash; The Kacklin Kitchen is the latest in a series of childrens books by Lilly Woik, pictured at bottom right. The author will take part in the Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. Lilly WoikOTown to perform at Bright House Field Aug. 15CLEARWATER The Clearwater Threshers will welcome OTown for a post-game concert Friday, Aug. 15, at Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road. The show will be the first American stop of the bands current tour. Bright House Field gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Tickets include admission to the game and concert following the on-field action. Ticket prices start at $5. Call 467-4457 or visit We are excited to announce OTown as our post-game concert for our s themed night on Aug. 15, said John Timberlake in a press release. Timberlake is general manager of the Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field. We think the timing of the band getting back together and the release of their new album will be a great benefit to our fans as the first announced U.S. stop on their tour. OTown was formed in 1999 as part of the ABC reality show, Making The Band. Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel and Dan Miller signed with Clive Davis J Records, released the No. 1 singles Liquid Dreams and All or Nothing, and achieved platinum success with their debut album. The band broke up in 2004, but now 10 years later Penick, Underwood, Estrada and Miller are reunited and making new music. Their new single, Skydive, will be on sale July 27 and may be heard on their website at A full-length album of new music, Line & Circles, will follow in August. The OTown concert takes place on 90s Night, a fun theme night at Bright House Field full of games, entertainment and wardrobes from the decade. The show is part of the Threshers Summer Concert Series, presented by Leinenkugels Summer Shandy and New Belgium Fat Tire. An Old School Show featuring Coolio and Slick Rick is the July 11 entry in the concert series. Beach Blanket Book & Zine Swap setTREASURE ISLAND Grab a beach blanket, sunscreen, and some books or zines to trade, and stop by the Beach Blanket Book and Zine Swap Sunday, June 29, 3 to 6 p.m., at Treasure Island Beach. Swaps or donations only please. Vendors selling items arent permitted on the beach. This family-friendly event is organized by Wordier Than Thou, a literary arts organization, in conjunction with Tampa Zine Fest, which will take place Saturday, July 12 in Tampa. Email with any questions. Visit or Attendees browse tables of zines made by local writers and artists at last years Tampa Zine Fest. Gallery exhibit features Nodlands workST. PETERSBURG The Versatility of Kevin Nodland will be on exhibit through Saturday, July 5, at St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave. The exhibit features a variety of paintings, drawings and mixed media using charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, colored pencil, pencil and digital techniques. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is open until 9 p.m. on second Saturdays. For information, call 710-7716. Image courtesy of ST. PETE ARTWORKSSea Peace, by Kevin Nodland, an acrylic painting, is part of the artists exhibit at St. Pete ArtWorks in St. Petersburg.