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By SUZETTE PORTERViolence in Iraq can be blamed on the rising cost at the fuel pumps. Americans will likely pay the highest price per gallon this Independence Day since 2008. But thats not stopping travelers. AAA Travel projects that 41 million Americans an increase of 1.9 percent over last year will take a trip at least 50 miles from home during the Independence Day holiday travel period, July 2-6. About 1.8 million will be Floridians. With school out for summer, the Fourth of July holiday is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group, said in a press release. About five million more Americans travel for this holiday compared to Memorial or Labor Day weekends. Traditionally, the majority of those celebrating our nations independence take a road trip. In fact, more than eight in 10 travelers, about 34.8 million, will travel by automobile, the most since 2007. Consumers are still mindful of their personal finances, Jenkins said. Auto travel is the best option for controlling expenses. It allows travelers the most flexibility in trip length and the option of making last minute changes. Gas prices are on the rise. AAA says that in recent years, gas prices have gone down prior to Independence Day, but this year the violence in Iraq is driving up the cost of crude oil. Current gas prices are still cheaper than this years peak price and unlikely to deter people from traveling, Jenkins By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Parrish and Alicia Sandefur have never run a restaurant before. In a bold new start last year, they sold their lake house in Wisconsin, moved with their two teenagers to Pinellas County and invested $3.2 million of their own money to purchase the property at 3500 E. Bay Drive in Largo and turn it into Culvers. The realization of their efforts opens Monday, July 14. Its the seventh location in Florida so far for the franchise, which is known for its frozen custard and Butter Burgers. But its a lot more than just that, Alicia Sandefur explained. Culvers has such a wonderful feeling. Alicia sat in the Dunkin Donuts across West Bay Drive from the restaurant as a construction crew paved the driveway June 25. Her friendly smile and open demeanor, along with a bag of plastic coins granting free scoops of frozen custard, prompted more than one conversation with customers eager for the opening of the new restaurant. Ill be there opening day, said one such future customer, Colleen Noyes of Clearwater. Ill be there every day. Noyes said her friend from Wisconsin spoke highly of the restaurant. She and her friends live close by and were looking forward to making the place a frequent stop. We have a group. Were all going to be over there, she said. Alicia said she hoped that such gatherings will flourish in the good family feel of Culvers. Youll have people that come in every day, every couple of days. You get to know them by name, she said, explaining that the philosophy starts at the top, with CEO, whom shes come to know by name. Craig Culver has a way about that. He wants it to be like youre welcoming somebody into your home. The Sandefurs are an extension of the familycentered model, though the restaurant business is a new experience for them. Until recently, Parrish Sandefur was an executive at Briggs & Stratton, often traveling internationally to help set up Photo by TOM GERMONDHeavy construction equipment begins the demolition of the administration building at Largo High School, at 410 Missouri Ave., June 27. Construction of a new school is expected to take about two years. The current building for the nearly 100-yearold high school was constructed in 1957. End of an era New park opensOfficials celebrated the opening of Dog Bone Run in Bayhead Park June 30. The dog park, at 375 Seminole Blvd., is a quarter acre area surrounded by a 4foot fence open to small dogs and wellbehaved large dogs to the open field. ... Page 3A.LARGO A walk in Largo Join local photographer Jim Layfield in a journey through Largo Central Park Nature Preserve. ... Page 13A.OUTDOORS POLICE BEATMan arrested for attempted murderPinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a Largo man Monday night for attempted murder after he shot his daughters fiance in the neck following a verbal dispute. ... Page 5A.COUNTYBridge to closeCounty officials told members of the Barrier Islands Government Council June 25 they would do their best to begin repairs to the Park Boulevard bridge in early September. The project, which has been proposed since last fall, would close the bridge for 30 days. ... Page 7A.HEALTHHelp reduce the mosquitoesState and local officials are asking the public to help control the mosquito population. ... Page 11A.New tax opens door for others East Lake Recreation receives new funding through tax ... Page 6A. Also, get details about Largos Fourth of July Celebration and other events ... Page 1B.Contemporary jazz artist Jessy J to perform in Largo Volume XXXVI,No. 50 July 3, 2014 www.TBNweekly.com 070314 Exp. 8-15-14Exp. 8-15-14Exp. 8-15-14 Exp. 8-15-14SPA 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. 8/15/14070314 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. 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Since it isnt possible to segregate one segment of the population due to the way parking fees are collected he suggested that Independence Day parking be free for all. Long agreed free parking was a good way to honor veterans and suggested the measure be extended to include Memorial Day as well. I dont want to play Scrooge, and I understand the concept, but I would be more comfortable if this was an agenda item, Commissioner Ken Welch said. He asked about the cost. Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard said Fourth of July would be a high-attendance day with parking fee collections coming in at $80,000 to $100,000 at Fort De Soto alone. No decision was made about parking fees on Memorial Day. Parking fees at the countys other beach access parks, including Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores/Tiki Gardens, Madeira Beach, Redington Shores and St. Pete Beach, will still be in effect. 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Basically, the statute now is being interpreted, and I think its a reasonable interpretation, is that the city cannot spend any funds in any way with regard to a campaign for the election of a candidate, explained City Attorney Alan Zimmet during the first reading of the ordinance June 17. In prior elections, the five-minute statements broadcasted on local government access channel and online profiles on the city website were provided to all candidates equally. But now the Florida Division of Elections determined in an opinion that any use of city resources or staff time, even if its provided equally to all candidates, is in violation of state law. The candidate forum, previously held in Largo City Hall, also wont happen this year. The city still will provide space for campaign materials in city facilities, such as the library and recreation centers. It doesnt take any staff time to make room for a stack of brochures on a table, City Clerk Diane Bruner said. Candidates will be responsible for replenishing the brochures as needed. Commissioner Curtis Holmes voted against the See ELECTION, page 4A See TRAVEL, page 4APhoto by JULIANA A. TORRESAlicia Sandefur stands in front of the counter of the new Culvers, still under construction when the photo was taken June 25. The restaurant is set to open July 14.VIEWPOINTSBob DriverBecome a global warming nut. Page 10A.
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The dog park, at 375 Seminole Blvd., is a quarter acre area surrounded by a 4-foot fence. Hours of the new park will be sunrise to sunset. At left, a dog enjoys the fire hydrant drinking fountain during the grand opening. The city welcomes small dogs and well-behaved large dogs to the open field. To complement the paw-shaped picnic table at the park, K9 agility items are in the works, along with a bone-shaped plaza where residents can purchase an engraved paver in honor of their pup pal. For more information about the park, purchasing a paver and sponsorship levels, visit LargoParks.com or call the parks division at 586-7415. Gulf Coast Giving announces new summer campLARGO Love4Action Youth Leadership Camp designed to empower young girls through leadership, teamwork, promoting friendship, service, and giving will begin Monday, July 21, 9 a.m., at 13272 Park Blvd. N. in Seminole. Campers will learn leadership skills through art, music, prevention activities, role-playing and skits, outside play, games and more. The camp is open to all girls 6 to 12 years old who have completed kindergarten. Registration is open until July 3. The camp fee is only $50 for the entire week per child. Additional siblings cost $20 for the entire week. Register online at bit.ly/1nxqKle. For registration packets and questions, contact Jessica MoodyShafer at Jessica@gulfcoastgiving.org or 410-7013. Gulf Coast Givings main mission is to provide underserved schools and nonprofits with updated technology and training to maximize their efforts and to provide cyberbullying awareness, prevention and intervention programs to secure a brighter future for our communitys youth. For more information visit www.GulfCoastGiving.org.Celtic FC to offer summer campsLARGO Celtic FC Florida will present its 2014 Celtic International soccer camp for all skill levels ages 6 to 15 Monday through Friday, July 7-11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Seminole Warhawks Complex, 125th St. in Largo. The camp is a unique opportunity for young players to receive instruction from trainers and coaches of the Glasgow, Scotland youth academy. Campers will advance their proficiency through technical skills development, small-sided games, skills testing and feedback and advice from the international instructors. Registration is $274. Each camper will receive a Celtic training jersey. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 282-4660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Around town Visit www.TBNweekly.com
4A Largo Leader, July 3, 2014 City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Ce ntral Park Drive and Largo Cultural Centter, 105 Ce ntral 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.Learn about citizen scienceLARGO Enjoy a 45-minute presentation on the relatively new concept of citizen science Wednesday, July 9, 3 p.m., at the library, 120 Central Park Drive. Learn from local UP/IFAS Extension Natural Resources Agent Lara Miller. If you are into nature or science or both, a passion for natural resources can help scientists throughout the country. The presentation will target an adult audience. Call 587-6715.Create at the librarys crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books with Crafter Dark at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins wing of the library. For the July 9 craft, participants will decorate sunglasses in the Japanese style dekoden using rhinestones and charms. Stay stylish in your car or at the beach with these self-designed sunglasses! No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715.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. 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 18-hole 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 email@example.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com 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 Here We Glo on 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., at 400 Highland Ave. 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 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.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Food 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.Tennis social heldLARGO The Southwest Tennis Center will host a tennis social for ages 16 and older Friday, July 11, 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5. 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. Door prizes will be offered. Come aboard the pirate ship, but beware of the plank! Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Chocolat to playLARGO 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., at Largo Community Center.Meditation class offeredLARGO The Parbawatiya Center will teach classes on meditation on Mondays, 6 to 7:15 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. Reduce your stress and gain peace of mind by learning to meditate. All levels are welcome. The suggested donation for the class is $10. The Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center is a nonprofit organization based in Safety Harbor. For more information, call Maria Erickson at 813-431-7372 or visit MeditationInTampaBay.org.and oversee engine-manufacturing plants. When the company offered to buy out his contract, Parrish had a chance to consider what else he might want to do with his life. The Sanderfurs, who met at a high school in Michigan, didnt encounter the Culvers brand until the 1990s, after they moved to Wisconsin and were married. Theres one on every corner in every neighborhood in Wisconsin, Alicia explained. My husband just absolutely fell in love with it. Parrish even wrote a small business plan based on the concept of Culvers while he was earning his MBA. But he had a good job at Briggs & Stratton, one that he might have kept until retirement. The buy-out offer gave him a new opportunity. I knew his back of the mind had always thought about this Culvers thing, his wife explained. When youre in a corporate environment, you dont really even give yourself a chance to explore that, because youre so busy. The couple wanted to retire in Florida and found out that the company had decided to open new franchises in the Florida market. They wanted to include their children in the decision. Evan, now 17, was still in high school and Leah, now 19, was graduating and planned to go to college in Wisconsin. We had a family meeting. We just decided, yep, were going to move our whole family down here to Florida, Alicia said. It was a big adjustment. Leah decided instead to follow her parents south and attend the University of Central Florida. Despite his mothers worry, Evan has flourished at Shorecrest Preparatory School. The move has been only part of the process. There were various stages of testing and training before Parrish was approved as a Culvers franchise owner, including 16 weeks training at the corporate headquarters in Sauk City, Wisconsin. But at every step of the way, the Sandefurs got a green light to keep moving forward. The lake house sold quickly. Culvers approved of the couples background and financials. It was all falling into place. I guess if one of those things wouldnt have worked, this wouldnt have worked. Were a working family; we didnt necessarily have the money, Alicia said. Who would have ever thought? The family moved to Florida last August. They rented a townhouse in Clearwater Beach and began the process of looking for a suitable restaurant property in the area. They needed enough land to support 52 parking spaces because drive-through customers park and wait with a number on the dashboard for their food to be prepared fresh and delivered to their car. They considered property on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, a plot near Bay Pines and another on Ulmerton Road before they settled on the site of the former Farmers Kitchen on East Bay Drive. The building was demolished and rebuilt to the exact specifications of a medium-sized Culvers model the Sandefurs chose. As construction continued, the Sandefurs hired 72 part-time and full-time employees to work at the new restaurant. The managers are already trained and working in Port Charlotte, where the first Culvers in Florida was built and opened. Parrish has been working alongside his employees, whom hes paying to work despite construction delays at his own franchise. The Sandefurs will begin training the rest of the their crew on site starting July 7. Then, they will open the restaurant for a family day, inviting only employees and their families to a welcoming party on July 12. The restaurant is set to open to the public July 14. Alicia said she knows that there are several residents from Wisconsin and the Midwest who are excited for the opening. Many wave her down when they see the Culvers logo on her vehicle or white polo shirt and ask for an update. When you believe in a product, and see how excited it makes people, it makes all this construction worry overshadowed, she said. Alicia said Culvers has a policy of hiring inclusively. Shes looking forward to reaching out to senior communities and asking residents if theyd like to work for just a few hours a day, filling coffee and chatting with customers. One of her current hires is an 18 year old with Downs syndrome. His mom called me and said, I saw Culvers is coming and I know Culvers hired people with disability, Alicia said. You give everybody a chance to work. She said she cant wait until the community understands and embraces Culvers family-friendly philosophy. She wants the place to be welcoming like a similar franchise was to her daughters cheerleading squad, whose owner kept the place open late so the squad could gather after games. Shes ready for customers to come in just for the custard flavor of the day. She is excited to welcome them into the homey dining room that is a big part of the restaurant. Its not like any other fast food, she said. Eventually, the Sandefurs hope to expand and open more than one Culvers in Pinellas County. The company allows a couple to open as many as five total, but emphasize that expansion should be very controlled. They want the owner to be very present, Alicia explained. My husband will be working in that restaurant, overseeing everything for a very, very long time, till you feel very comfortable that you have a wonderful (general manager). And then well probably start our second. But so far, the Sandefurs are absorbing the many life changes that have come with opening their first restaurant over the past year, which coincides with their 25th wedding anniversary. This is a big year for us, Alicia said. I cant tell you enough how happy I am, how proud I am to be a part of this company. Pinellas Countys first Culvers, at 3500 E. Bay Drive, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting July 14. A Culvers in Tampa, to be opened by different franchise owners, also is in the works. said. Many travel plans have already been made, and budgets set aside. In some cases, consumers will reallocate their budgets and cut back on dining, shopping or other trip activities. On June 29, according to AAAs Fuel Gauge Report, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the United States was $3.67. The same day last year, the price was $3.50. Floridians were paying an average of $3.62. On the same day last year, the price was $3.46. The price is a little lower closer to home. Motorists in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area are paying an average of about $3.56. Last year, the cost was $3.39. AAA says current gas prices are the highest since 2008, but they still havent reached that same level. On July 5, 2008, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in Pinellas set a new record of $3.996. The highest price ever reported was $4 on July 16, 2008. Air travel is expected to increase about 1 percent this year. Holiday air travel has slowly increased since 2011, AAA reports. Airfares are down about 5 percent with the average round-trip, discounted fare for the top 40 U.S. routes costing $215, down from $228 last year. Car rentals still average about $58. Regardless of the mode of travel, hotels will likely cost more than last year. AAA says hotels at Two Diamond hotels are 15 percent higher to about $137 a night, and prices are up 9 percent at Three Diamond hotels to about $178 a night. AAAs experts say people are willing to pay a little extra to take a holiday trip. Steady improvement in the economy along with increased consumer spending and confidence are the main factors driving more Americans to take a trip, Jenkins said. Consumer spending is expected to rise 4.2 percent, because of increasing credit not rising incomes. Consumers have been hesitant to add to their credit card balances the past several years, but continued improvements in the employment picture and rising home values means they are starting to feel more comfortable taking on debt. AAAs projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Global Insight. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades. For more information, visit autoclubsouth.aaa.com. TRAVEL, from page 1A FRANCHISE, from page 1A ELECTION, from page 1Achange to the election ordinance July 1, as he did during the previous reading. He opposed a portion of the ordinance, which did not change, that states that the city will notify candidates after removing illegally posted campaign signs only once per election cycle. Candidates are able to retrieve 10 signs from the city. What Id rather see us do (is) if theres an illegal sign, just have code enforcement pick it up, put it by the dumpster, Holmes said last month. He added that he didnt think the city should have to notify the candidates after removing signs at all, nor penalize campaigns whose opponents might move signs on purpose. I dont know why were getting in the middle of this thing here, because this can really get nasty. Those signs are expensive, he said. Commissioner Woody Brown said he didnt think dueling volunteers really maliciously moved their opponents signs to places the signs are not allowed, knowing code enforcement would discard them. But if there are people putting signs in the rightof-way, clearly in the right-of-way, knowing that they just come get them in the dumpster next week, that happens, he said, explaining that allowing candidates to retrieve only 10 of their signs helped enforce consequences for continual violations. Mayor Pat Gerard pointed out that it usually wasnt the Largo candidates who were guilty of illegally placed signs anyway, but rather volunteers for bigger campaigns. Its a courtesy to call them one time and say, You know, your volunteers are putting these signs in the wrong place. You might want to talk to them, she said. I dont have any problem, if the staff doesnt, with giving them one phone call. No one else was in favor of changing that rule, which the mayor said had been debated contentiously several times before. The change passed with a vote of 6-1, with Holmes dissenting. Largo extends temporary signs By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO A program designed to stimulate the economy by allowing Largo businesses to use temporary signs was extended another year July 1. The provision, first enacted in July 2010, allows businesses to put up banner signs smaller than 32 square feet and 12-foot feather signs. The temporary signs can be displayed for no more than 45 days once every three months. Two new rules were added to the ordinance this year, to help city staff enforce the program. First, if businesses are caught displaying their temporary signs beyond the 45 days, their permit will be revoked for the remainder of the yearlong term. Second, the city now is able to remove signs that are not in a safe and neat condition, allowing the city to enforce professional and uncluttered signage, according to city documents. Largo commissioners expressed concern with lack of enforcement of the ordinance, given a reduced staff to check on businesses with permits. The new rules helped allay those concerns, but Commissioner Woody Brown said they didnt go far enough. Brown was the sole vote against the ordinance change, which passed its second reading July 1. Weve seen a lot of signs that go up and stay up until they basically fall down on the ground, he explained after the meeting. As they proliferate, more and more of them up and down the right-of-ways, theyre not that effective either, I dont think. To date, the city has issued 294 permits since the start of the program in 2010: 75 in the first year, 77 in the second, 80 in the 2012-2013 year term and 62 in the most recent period, which started July 2013. The city gives an average of six permits per month. Code enforcement visited a random sample of businesses with active sign permits in May, according to city documentation. Only one of the 14 signs was determined to be in poor condition. However, code enforcement discovered and removed five signs without permits. Brown pointed out that the program was meant to be a temporary stimulus to the economy. If its temporary, it should end at some point, he said. A focus group charged with updating the comprehensive development code has recommended keeping the temporary sign program as a permanent option for businesses. Brown said he hoped that commissioners wouldnt agree to that measure, explaining that residents who responded to the Community Values survey this year said they wanted an attractive community. I dont think these feather signs, especially when theyre in disrepair after a while, are real attractive, Brown said. Instead, he suggested giving businesses more latitude for creative signs during a shorter amount of time. If its really important for businesses to draw some attention to themselves, they should have, like a couple weeks a year, or some period of time a year where they can do whatever the heck they want, he said. And then the rest of the time, comply by our sign code. The commissioners voted 6-1 to extend the temporary sign program for one more year.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 895-9073. Swing dancing: Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 for students, $7 with a recreation card and $8 without a recreation card. Bay Area Singles Dance : Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress, and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to fit every taste. Cost is $8. Ballroom and square dancing: Reduced for the summer. Call 518-3131 for the schedule. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESAlicia Sandefur stands outside the Culvers franchise, which she and her husband, Parrish will own and operate at 3500 E. Bay Drive. The sidewalk behind her will boast outdoor seating when it opens July 14.
County 5A Leader, July 3, 2014 11350 66th St. N., Largo727-538-7771 There are different types of dementia afflicting over 7 million people today. In the early stages of dementia, many seniors show less interest in the activities they once enjoyed which can be hard on the family and loved ones who want to help them. There is one thing that all of us can do over and over again and that is simply to hug that person! This one gesture reassures them that they are not alone, they are loved. It is an emotional lift that speaks from the heart expressing, I care, I am here for you. Hugging, holding a hand, or smiling when talking can convey more than any words. We all need some TLC, and the person with dementiais no exception. While she/he might not be able to express their need for touch in words or, in late stages of dementia, the initiation, that touch is important.Also, be aware of your body language and facial expressions. Portraying respect and patience will allow for a positive conversation as it is painful to be talked about as if one isnt present. Routine activity, carefully planned, can enrich the lives of those affected with dementia and support them in many ways by helping them stay focused, maintaining proper blood pressure, blood sugar, keeping their minds sharp, slowing down the decline of dementia and building confidence. A few activities that prove beneficial for seniors and help keep them engaged include the following: Talk about past loves and relationships. Most people with dementia can recall events from the past compared to the present. Bring out old photos to help keep the discussion going. Talk about those romantic memories from the early years. Listen to music. Create art. Use construction paper, felt, doilies, paints, markers and stickers to create a work of art. Their artwork will make great gifts for grandkids, friends and neighbors. Bake something sweet. 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A wrecker assisted in pulling the vehicle from the structure.Man charged with DUI after crashCLEARWATER A Clearwater man was charged with DUI after his car was struck by a marked Pinellas County sheriffs cruiser about 12:40 a.m. June 29 at the intersection of Belcher Road and Bell Cheer Drive in Clearwater. According to investigators with the sheriffs Major Accident Investigation Team, Deputy Steven Wolcott, 41, was headed home from an off-duty detail in his 2011 Crown Victoria marked cruiser. The deputy was traveling northbound on Belcher Road, attempting a westbound (or left) turn onto Bell Cheer Drive just before the crash. Christian Brinsko, 22, was traveling southbound on Belcher Road in the median lane in his 2005 Saturn Ion. Deputies said Brinsko was traveling with no headlights and that only parking lights were on. Wolcott did not see the vehicle, started his left hand turn and struck the drivers side rear wheel area of the vehicle. Brinsko was transported to Morton Plant Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Following release from the hospital, deputies determined that Brinsko was impaired and he was arrested for DUI and DUI property damage. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $1,000. Wolcott was not injured. The cruiser sustained damage to the left front area. Deputies said narcotics appear to be a factor. According to jail records, Brinsko has two prior arrests this year for marijuana possession.Two arrested in high dollar theft PINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park police wrapped up an investigation of a high dollar employee theft scheme with two arrests on June 25. According to a police report, Walmart Asset Protection notified Pinellas Park Police Department of the scheme involving one of its employees on June 25. Kevin Rious, 24, of Pinellas Park, is accused of selling high dollar electronics at a substantial unlawful discount to various persons, as well as to James Lall, 26, of St. Petersburg, the second suspect in the case. Police said that Rious began the scheme on May 7 and continued on 24 separate occasions. Walmart reports losses of $23,264. Lalls participation amounted to $13,066. Rious and Lall were apprehended in the commission of this scheme June 25. Pinellas Park police public information officer Adam Geissenberger explained how the scheme worked. In a statement, Geissenberger related the June 25 incident. Lall sent a text message to Rious with a shopping list of items he wanted Rious to set aside, Geissenberger said. Lall would arrive and pick up the items at the electronics department register where Rious was assigned. Rious would complete a sale of items that were not being purchased at a substantial reduction in the cost of the actual items being given to Lall. Lall then walked out with electronics valued in excess of $3,000. Lall paid $500. Lall would later pay Rious for his assistance in the crime. When police arrested Lall, he was in possession of a firearm, stun gun and narcotics. Lall was charged with possession of oxycodone, possession of heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a concealed firearm and scheme to defraud. Bond was set at $24,000. Rious was charged with grand theft. Bond was set at $20,000.Man arrested for attempted murderLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a Largo man Monday night for attempted murder after he shot his daughters fiance in the neck following a verbal dispute. According to investigators, Matthew Burrows, 46, and his fiance Patricia Groves, 34, both of Largo became involved in a verbal dispute regarding Burrows drinking about 6:53 p.m. June 23. At some point, William Chalmers Jr., 55, told them to stop, and subsequently became engaged in a verbal exchange with Burrows. During the exchange, Chalmers made threatening remarks to Burrows and pulled out a gun. Burrows retreated into a bedroom of the mobile home and shut the door. Chalmers followed him to just outside the room. In an effort to calm things down, Groves stood in front of the door between Chalmers and Burrows, who was inside the room. Chalmers then fired a shot through the door, striking Burrows in the neck, investigators said. Burrows was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Armed man arrested for batteryST. PETE BEACH A man armed with a screwdriver injured a patron at MacNastys Sports Bar & Grill in St. Pete Beach about 2:20 a.m. June 23. Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested Christopher J. Forrester, 29, of St. Petersburg for aggravated assault. Deputies responded to a call about an armed subject at MacNastys Sports Bar & Grill, 6295 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach and was told that Forrester had fled the area after a physical altercation with Jason Sefick, 36, also of St. Petersburg. Sefick told deputies that he and Forrester were in a fight when he realized he was bleeding from his head. He then noticed Forrester had a screwdriver in his hand. Stefick was able to break away, return to the bar and call for assistance. Forrester fled the scene leaving behind his sandals and sunglasses. Deputies also located the screwdriver that Forrester used to attack Stefick. Deputies requested a K9 unit and set up a perimeter. K-9 Deputy Matt Aitken, 31, and K9 Bosco arrived on scene and initiated a track, which led them through several parking lots and then north along the beach. They continued a quarter mile north along the beach jumping several fences. Bosco, the K9, then alerted to the bushes where they successfully located Forrester. He was taken into custody and treated at the scene for punctures to his left thigh and left calf, which resulted from the police K9 apprehension, according to the sheriffs report. Forrester was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $10,000. Sefick was treated by paramedics at the scene.Man drowns off beachINDIAN ROCKS BEACH A Massachusetts man died at an area hospital Tuesday night after he was found unresponsive in the water offshore Indian Rocks Beach. Pinellas County sheriffs deputies responded to the call about 6:58 p.m. June 24 from 1308 Gulf Blvd. According to deputies, George Baletsa, 45, of Byfield had been playing with his kids at the beach, when he decided to go for a swim. A fisherman located him unresponsive in the water and pulled him out. Deputies responded and initiated CPR. Baletsa was transported to Largo Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:11 p.m. Deputies said Baletsa and his family were in Pinellas County on vacation from Massachusetts. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause and manner of death.Man arrested for DUI after crashing into WalmartSOUTH PASADENA A St. Petersburg man was arrested for DUI after crashing into a Walmart store in South Pasadena at midnight Thursday, June 26. According a report from Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Frank J. Lucero, 32, drove his 2001 Chevrolet Suburban into the front of the Walmart at 6850 Gulfport Blvd. According to deputies, Lucero was in the parking lot at a stop sign directly facing the front of the store. A witness who was in a vehicle behind Lucero told deputies they noticed Lucero was not moving. The witness blew the horn, flashed lights and when the vehicle still did not move, drove around it. The witness then parked. As the witness walked towards the store, they saw Lucero accelerate suddenly and crash directly into the building. Deputies said the front of Luceros vehicle went into the structure all the way to the windshield. Lucero stepped out of the vehicle uninjured. Police beat Kevin Rious James Lall
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OR 727-400-6870 727-400-6870 ELYSA celebrates new tax levy; county opens door to fund others By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER An overflow crowd got what they asked for June 24 when Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously approved a one-quarter mill tax levy to fund a newly created East Lake Recreation Services District. After the vote, the days final item of business, the large audience rose to its feet and cheered. Many shouted out, thank you! The only East Lake resident to speak against the new tax was Roger Johnson. He pointed out that residents were already dealing with the stormwater tax, which started last year and cost him an extra $267. Property values also are going up, which drives up property taxes. In November, youll have the tax for light rail, he continued. And the fourth and final is East Lake Youth, and they want a quarter mill. He said the county should only provide essential services life and death services that we have to have. Kids playing soccer ball is not essential, he said. He wanted residents to get a chance to vote on the tax. He said a lot of East Lake residents had already raised their kids and paid the higher fees for them to play sports. Voters should decide if they want an extra tax, he said. The notion of a second quarter mill in taxes for residents of the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District to pay for youth sports began last year when the commission approved a one-quarter mill to fund East Lake Library. In previous years, East Lake residents had paid a half mill in ad valorem taxes to piggyback onto Palm Harbors Library, as part of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. Volunteers who operate the East Lake Youth Sports Association requested that the remaining quarter mill be levied to funds its operations, but the request came too late. This year, they made their request early, presenting commissioners with evidence of their need. It is estimated that as much as $550,000 would flow in from a new municipal service taxing unit funding East Lake Recreation Services District. The money would pay for field maintenance, which is now paid with fees paid by participants. It would be enough to make needed repairs and fund capital improvement projects, including new lacrosse fields as well. ELYSA would become an advisory organization to the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, which would govern the use of the new tax. For 30 years, ELYSA, a nonprofit organization, has been funded with limited help from county government and more from user fees. Due to the lack of funding, football, Little League and soccer programs were forced to charge higher fees than surrounding municipalities. The high price of youth sports in East Lake placed a burden on parents and created a need for a lot of fundraisers over the years. A quarter mill of dedicated tax revenue would solve many problems and allow for lower fees. About 19 residents spoke in favor of the new tax. They spoke of the value of providing a place for kids to play, as well as the benefits of character building from playing team sports. Volunteer Mitch Wright, who coaches Little League, talked about the importance to the community. Having a safe place to play sports is paramount, to help build character for the kids and the adults and help bring the community together, he said. Ann Duncan, wife of former commissioner Ronnie Duncan, talked about the good investment youth sports would be to the community. As a real estate consultant and baseball mom, Duncan recognizes the value of having facilities that add to the quality of life. Gene Davis said it had been 10 years since he had been active in ELYSA and he recalled the early years of the program when people who came to play in East Lake made fun of us. He said over the years, they had built and improved their facilities. But it wasnt enough. The people voted down a tax to fund youth sports in 1995 and 2000, he said. Then the county provided $500,000 in grant money, which the association turned into $750,000 worth of improvements thanks to donated time by the contractor, he said. Davis is now an empty-nester, so he understands why the people voted down a tax to pay for youth sports in the past. But he supports the tax. I want to see my grandkids play on good stuff, he said.Holistic approachCommissioners recognize that approving a separate millage for youth sports in East Lake would open the door for other unincorporated areas to request the same. Commissioner Susan Latvala pointed out that others areas werent as defined as Palm Harbor and East Lake, so she advocated approving the tax for East Lake and then discussing what could be done in other areas. She said the commission had been working on doing something for youth in unincorporated areas of northern Pinellas since she became a commissioner in 2000. I want to leave office with that no longer being the case, she said. Its about quality of life and what we value, Commissioner Janet Long said. When the going gets tough and the money gets tight, it is the little kids and elderly on the wrong side of the stick. Long questioned how the commission could provide the same opportunity to all. She said parents from Seminole had already reached out for funding. She said kids in Lealman and other areas needed a place to play. Commission Chair Karen Seel said before the recession hit, the county had used a specific portion of taxes paid by unincorporated residents to provide grants for projects, such as lighting the sports fields in East Lake. The money also was used to reimburse residents for higher fees paid to municipalities to use their recreational facilities. The commission agreed a new plan might be needed going forward. Seel questioned whether it was time to increase the millage to unincorporated residents. This is a good conversation, she said. This (East Lake millage) is a precedent. If we do this, we need to do for the rest. This is an investment in the quality of our communities, Commissioner John Morroni said. Its an investment in our kids. Athletics and arts make a difference, Commissioner Ken Welch agreed. My only concern is were not taking a holistic approach. Long asked if something could be done for the coming year. Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard said he would look at the MSTU contingency fund. Commissioner Norm Roche suggested delaying the decision on East Lake until the holistic approach could be considered. Latvala pointed out that the average value of a home in East Lake is $260,000 compared to $150,000 for the rest of the county. Other parts of the county cant pay that kind of money, she said. A different kind of program is needed. Seminole may be able to do it, but Lealman and Highpoint is whole different animal. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERRob Prosavec, vice president of East Lake Youth Sports Association, left, and Rick Watson, ELYSA president, go over the details June 24 of how the money would be spent if Pinellas County Commissioners approved a quarter mill in ad valorem taxes to fund youth sports.
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The project, which has been proposed since last fall, would close the bridge for 30 days. The entire project would take 120 days. A contract for $834,685 was awarded June 24 to Seacoast Inc. of Oldsmar. Initially, Richard Coates, director of transportation and stormwater for Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure, said County Commissioner John Morroni suggested a time between November and December but beach leaders didnt agree. Traditionally, September is our most quiet month, said Indian Shores Mayor Jim Lawrence. Is it possible for construction to start by then? I agree with Mayor Lawrence, said Redington Shores Mayor Bert Adams. If we could get it started at the first of September that would be the best. Project Manager Tom Menke said it is feasible for a September start but everything would have to fall into place perfectly. All of the pieces have to fit together and some of it is out of our hands as far as the contractor, who now has to produce bonds and insurance to the county, he said. That sometimes takes time. Menke said he would begin immediately to set the September date in motion. Well definitely leave this meeting and go talk to our purchasing dept and see what we can do to accelerate the process, he said. Hopefully well be able to achieve that. In the event of a hurricane evacuation, the bridge would reopen and it would be used to help residents get safely to higher ground. Other emergency management plans call for a Sunstar ambulance to be stationed on the beach during the closure to better handle paramedic emergencies. According to county officials, the project is necessary because the bridge machinery is undersized, which has resulted in past closings. The work will consist of installation of primary reducers and brakes, trunnion hub reinforcement, buffer repair, live load shoe and nose lock shimming, bridge balancing and maintenance painting. During the 30-day closure, motorists can use alternative routes to the beaches via the Walsingham Road and Tom Stuart Causeway bridges in Indian Rocks Beach and Madeira Beach. The Park Boulevard Bridge was built in 1979, connecting Park Boulevard with the barrier islands. Photo by BOB McCLURECounty officials are targeting a September closing of the Park Boulevard Bridge to make needed repairs. The closing would last 30 days. BriefsReclaimed water conservation neededPinellas County reminds residents that restrictions continue on the use of reclaimed water. Water is unavailable on Monday, Thursday and Friday while the system is shut down for maintenance and storage level recovery. Customers are asked to continue limiting their reclaimed water use and to follow the reduced reclaimed water availability irrigation schedule to help with this resource recovery initiative. Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8): Tuesday and/or Saturday Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9): Wednesday and/or Sunday Addresses with mixed or no addresses, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision: Wednesday and/or Sunday Prohibited lawn irrigation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Prohibited lawn irrigation on Monday, Thursday and Friday During the past several months, storage levels of reclaimed water declined to the point of exhausting the water in storage and potentially damaging pump equipment. As the return of seasonal rainfall helps stabilize reclaimed water supplies, the reclaimed water systems capacity will be re-evaluated. The reduced schedule is anticipated to remain in effect until storage levels recover, at which time the reclaimed water system will be returned to full operation. For more information, call Customer Service at 464-4000 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities. County honored with technology awardsCLEARWATER Projects from Pinellas County Business and Technology Services were honored in five categories of the Public Technology Institutes 2013-2014 Technology Solutions Awards. The countys Enterprise Wi-Fi was a winner in the IT and Telecommunications category. Wi-Fi access is available in approximately 800 access points across 99 Pinellas County government buildings. The countys eGIS Maps and Apps and its hurricane preparedness Know Your Zone evacuation level lookup were honored as significant achievements in the Geospatial Information Systems and Public Safety Technology categories. Receiving honorable mention were the Spending in the Sunshine government transparency dashboard in the Data and Performance Metrics category and the Pinellas Mobile App, a new mobile reporting tool for nonemergency issues, in the Web Management and E-Government category.Pinellas County earns health awardsCLEARWATER Pinellas Countys commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle to its employees earned it the Well Deserved and Golden Apple awards from UnitedHealthcare. The annual Well Deserved award is presented to a select group of employers across the country that demonstrate effective worksite wellness programs. Thirteen organizations received a Well Deserved award this year with four multi-year recipients, including Pinellas County, also honored with a Golden Apple award. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. As public servants, we are obligated to not only serve our residents effectively, but also responsibly by setting the right examples. 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HCI has committed to be a host sponsor of the 2015 event as well in order to continue supporting the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation and its academic initiatives in the greater Tampa Bay community.DoubleTree Beach Resort earns awardsNORTH REDINGTON BEACH The DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Tampa Bay/North Redington Beach recently was awarded the Pride Award, Crystal Cookie Award and Social Media Engagement Award by the DoubleTree by Hilton brand as part of its 2013 Brand Awards program, the results of which were announced in early March 2014. This year marks the seventh consecutive year the hotel has won the Pride Award and the fourth year for winning the Crystal Cookie Award. The Pride Award recognizes the Top 10 DoubleTree hotels worldwide for the quality of service they deliver and quality of the hotel itself, as scored by guests for the entire year. This is the ultimate award from DoubleTree and is given to the Top 5 Hotels in Quality as rated by guest surveys, guest loyalty and quality assurance scores. The Crystal Cookie Award recognizes the Top 10 DoubleTree hotels worldwide that best exhibit the DoubleTree CARE Culture in their local community through outreach efforts both as a hotel and through individual team member efforts. The Social Media Engagement Award is presented to the Top 3 DoubleTree hotels worldwide that are most engaged with their guests via Social Media. We are thrilled to receive this special recognition, said Terry Graber, general manager. Buccaneer Louis Murphy to visit Tyrone Mall ST. PETERSBURG Tyrone Square Mall will host St. Petersburg native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy on Saturday, July 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Food Court. The event Meet, Greet and Eat with Louis Murphy aims to provide a fun environment for the community to meet a local NFL star, eat Chick-fil-A and learn about Murphys foundation, 1st Downs 4 Life. Murphy attended Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg where he played for the Lakewood Spartans football team. After a successful high school career, Murphy went on to play for The University of Florida, where he helped the team solidify two SEC Championships and two BCS National Championships. His Foundation, 1st Downs 4 Life, began in honor of Louis Murphys mother, a woman who worked with troubled youth throughout her career and demonstrated the importance of giving back to the community. An important part of 1st Downs 4 Life is Louis Murphy Jr.s All Star Weekend, a free, non-contact youth football camp that aims to take each participant through a simulation of the NFL combine. The camp also stresses the importance of discipline, leadership, academic excellence, teamwork and positive sportsmanship. Event partner Chick-fil-A will donate one sandwich for each sandwich purchased at Tyrone Square during the event to the attendees of Louis Murphys seventh annual All Star Weekend. For information, call 345-0126 or visit www.simon.com. Dodson named 2014 Super LawyerCLEARWATER Attorney Jim Dodson has earned the distinction of being named a 2014 Florida Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff personal injury law. Annually, Super Lawyer Magazine awards outstanding attorneys in each state and category as Super Lawyers based on rigorous evaluations from peers and professional achievements. Only the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state are presented with the accolade. Im honored to have been named among these distinguished attorneys in the practice area of personal injury law, said Dodson in a press release. I am sincerely grateful to my peers for the confidence they have expressed in my abilities. Dodson is a 42-year veteran of the legal profession. The trial lawyer, former federal prosecutor and assistant state attorney also is a a community activist and advocate for consumer education and safety. Dodson established the Bikes for Kids and Helmets for Kids programs. He founded Jim Dodson Law in 2001 after many years as a partner with a large Clearwater injury firm. SEMINOLE In recognition of attorney Dennis R. DeLoach Jr.s 50 years as a member of the Florida Bar and his years of service, city of Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters presented DeLoach with a proclamation from the city declaring June 4, 2014, as Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. Day. Born and raised in Georgia, DeLoach graduated from the University of Georgia in 1960 and graduated from Stetson Law School in 1963. He then joined the law firm of Fisher & Sauls in St. Petersburg. In 1965, DeLoach transferred to Fisher & Saulss Seminole office, where his passion for the community led him to help form the city of Seminole in 1970 and serve as its first cocity attorney along with late attorney Bill Dunlap. In 1976, DeLoach started his own law office, which is now known as DeLoach & Hofstra P.A.. The office currently offers services to clients in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation, elder care, estate planning, real estate, probate, wills, trusts and estates. Attorney Peter Hofstra joined DeLoach in 1977. Paul Cavonis joined the firm in 1993, and DeLoachs son Dennis R. Rep DeLoach III joined in 2001. In 1993, DeLoach and Hofstra founded Seminole Title Company to assist citizens with their residential and commercial real estate closings. In recognition of his many efforts, DeLoach was named Mr. Seminole in 1992.City celebrates DeLoach milestone Dennis R. 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All Care Medical Office, a $1.5 million, twostory medical office development, broke ground on June 25. GroundbreakingPhoto courtesy of LESLIE WATERSPeter Hofstra of the law firm of DeLoach & Hofstra, 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole provided this article.Q: I recently purchased a condominium unit. The purchase included a covered parking space. However, my deed did not include the parking space. Should I ask for my deed to be corrected to include the parking space? A: I must assume that your covered parking space is a limited common element. A limited common element is a common element, which is reserved for the use of a certain unit to the exclusion of all other units, as specified in the Declaration of Condominium. Since your covered parking space is a limited common element, you do not own same; you only have the exclusive right to use same. Therefore, the covered parking space should not appear on your deed and should not appear in your title insurance policy. Limited common elements are initially assigned by the developer or the condominium association, and then subsequently assigned from seller to buyer. The assignment is typically accomplished through a separate document. Q: My condominium consists of 40 units. Twenty of the units are three bedroom/two bathroom units and 20 of the units are two bedroom/two bathroom units. Each unit owner pays the same maintenance fee. This does not seem fair to me. A: Unfortunately, life is not always fair. The Florida Condominium Act provides that a unit owners liability for common expenses must be the same as the unit owners undivided share of ownership in the common elements and common surplus. For residential condominiums created after April 1, 1992, the ownership share of the common elements assigned to each unit must be based either upon the total square footage of each unit in relation to the total square footage of all units in the condominium or on an equal fractional basis. Your developer obviously chose to have all unit owners equally own the common elements and common surplus and to equally share in the costs of maintaining and operating the condominium. To change this method of assessment, an amendment to your Declaration of Condominium would be required. Said amendment would have to be approved by 100 percent of the unit owners and 100 percent of the holders of liens upon units within the condominium. It is most unlikely that such an amendment can be obtained. Q: My condominium association is demanding that I provide it with a key to my unit. For security reasons, I am reluctant to comply with the request. Do I have to provide my association with a key to my unit? A: Section 718.111(5) provides that the association has the irrevocable right of access to each unit during reasonable hours, when necessary for the maintenance, repair, or replacement of any common elements or of any portion of the unit to be maintained by the association, or as necessary to prevent damage to the common elements or to a unit or units. In my opinion, the association has the right to have each unit owner within the condominium provide it with a key to their respective unit. You should request the association to establish safeguards relative to the access to said keys. Peter Hofstra Florida condo laws Q and AFoodies opensNORTH REDINGTON BEACH Jerry Seybert opened Foodies at 17100 Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach. Seybert trained with the best of the best in New York City. Foodies serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features such dishes as biscuits and gravy, coconut shrimp, pizza and burgers. Also featured is Kobe Coffee. Hours are Sunday through Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Yacht Sensation arrives in ClearwaterCLEARWATER Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises dedicated its new addition to its fleet of dining yachts serving the Tampa Bay region at a recent ceremony at the Clearwater Municipal Marina. The 92-foot-long Yacht Sensation, which can accommodate 128 passengers, will be based out of the Clearwater Municipal Marina. Yacht Sensation is the latest addition to Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, making it the largest fleet of luxury dining yachts in Florida according to a press release. The new vessel arrived in Tampa in May 2014 after a 12-day river cruise that originated in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Yacht Sensation was greeted and escorted into its new homeport with a traditional water cannon display from Tampas premier tugboat, Patriot. Were excited to have the opportunity to expand our business with the addition of the Yacht Sensation, allowing us to serve our guests in Clearwater Beach and Pinellas County with luxury yacht charters for private parties on a full-time basis, said owner Troy Manthey in the press release. Joining Manthey and the StarShip leadership for the dedication were Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce vice president Brooke Boccacino, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce President Robin Sollie and Liz Lajoy of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. Briefs Jerry Seybert
10A Viewpoints Leader, July 3, 2014Its time to pass the hat for Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state has tried to distance herself from her weeks-ago assertion that after husband Bill left the White House, the couple were dead broke. She told PBS that the line was inartful, but only after she told a British paper that she does not count herself among the truly well-off. Nobody knows the troubles shes seen. In the United Kingdom pushing her latest book for which she received a reported eight-figure advance Clinton told The Guardian that the Clintons should not be seen as out-of-touch swells: We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well-off, not to name names; and weve done it through dint of hard work. Let us check the boxes of that quote. The Democrat essentially asserted that U.S. income taxes are cleaning out the family coffers. Expect her to call for tax reform a la Mitt Romney, as she believes that paying taxes has kept the Clintons who, according to Politico, reported earnings of $109 million in the eight years preceding 2008 from being truly well-off. Through dint of hard work? Surely, Clinton worked harder as first lady and secretary of state than now. Ergo, she sees the speaking fees and book advances as just reward for what she often refers to as the call to public service. Now we know what public service means: Run for office; collect a top2-percent paycheck; then cash in. If you engaged in public service, youre entitled to it. With such an attitude, it should come as no surprise that Clinton will be paid $225,000 to speak at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas fundraiser in October. A private foundation will pay her fee so who cares if the money goes not to students but to a speaker who excels at self-serving spin? I dont begrudge the Clintons their wealth. Its just that every time I hear or read Hillary Clinton confess that shes a gal who just cant say no to public service, I reach for my wallet. Say this for Romney: He made his fortune in the private marketplace. Likely 2016 presidential rival Joe Biden knows a good opening when he sees it. On Monday, the veep told the White House Summit on Working Families not to hold it against him that he doesnt own a single stock or bond and has no savings accounts. He said, But I got a great pension, and I got a good salary. PolitiFact rated Bidens statement as half true, as the Bidens own five bank accounts. Also, wife Jill owns stocks. That said, it is refreshing to see a politician who recognizes that a six-figure salary and generous benefits are a fair reward for elective office. He even described his $230,700 salary as a lot of money. Biden seems to understand the fact that fundraising, which puts politicians in an orbit with the super-rich, doesnt mean they are entitled to a private-plane lifestyle. Let the reader beware. Democrats who crusade against income inequality oftentimes are counting the days until they, too, can rake in many times more than the median earner they claim to champion. Worse, in their case, they think theyre so selfless that they deserve it.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sf chronicle.com. Im aiming this column mostly at grandparents, lets say people aged 60 and older with grandchildren who are 10 to 20 years old. This week, as we celebrate the 238th birthday of our beloved country, Id like you to roll the calendar forward 50 years. You wont be hanging around at that time, of course. Nor will I. But our grandchildren will still be on deck (or so we hope). Today I want you to picture your grandkids standing at your gravesite or thumbing through a family photo album. Imagine, as they think of you, that they ask this question: I wonder what Grandpa or Grandma did, or even thought, about global warming way back then, when there was still time to do something about it? I wont attempt to imagine the answers to that question. Instead, Ill list some possible situations our grandchildren may face at that time, a half-century from now. For example, if theyll be living in Florida, odds are strong their homes will be inland, far from what you and I today regard as the Florida coastline. Much of the coast will have been diminished, washed away by steadily rising tides.Likewise with New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle and other coastal communities. But by then, wont the engineers have learned how to build dikes and coastal walls to hold back the sea? Lets be hopeful, and say yes. But do you know how much those seawalls will cost to design, build and be maintained? Guess who will foot the bills for all that? Not you and me. Our grandchildren, thats who. They may need every nickel theyve got left, just to stay alive. Basic food costs may have skyrocketed because of the droughts and flooding that have become increasingly common as climate change batters our countrys agricultural production. Home insurance prices may go through the roof, as a result of the floods and tornadoes that, even in 2014, have grown in number. Hundreds of reputable scientists have warned that global warming will bring increased air pollution, insect-borne diseases and longer allergy seasons. The growth in the number and severity of heat waves will result in more savage wildfires. Greater reliance on air conditioning may further strain our already burdened electric power system. And so on. Before I go further, Ill acknowledge that strong counter-claims exist, disputing many of the global-warming threats. Added to the argument is the knowledge that even if the United States today abruptly reduced its carbon-dioxide emissions, the worldwide benefits would be limited unless major polluters such as China and India also join in the effort. So what shall we do? Nothing? Wring our hands, sit and hope? For many persons, the clinching argument against taking action is the enormous economic pain it will cause to all participants. Coal mines will be shut down. Industries will howl at the cost of installing CO2-reduction measures in their factories. Politicians from all parties will quake in their boots and then dig in their heels as antipollution measures are viewed, correctly, as threats to their constituents job security. To all of these objections, the climatechange activists reply, We agree with you. The cost of saving the planet will be enormous. But the price of inaction, of waiting too long, may well be the end of civilization as we know it, or hope to know it. We realize that anti-pollution efforts by the USA alone cannot be the full solution to global warming, but until or unless the United States leads the way, how likely will it be that other industrial nations will also join the fight? Today, Im not saying that every American should immediately choose up sides on the climate change controversy. Our country is already divided on too many other issues. What Im urging is that every thinking American resolve to learn as much about climate change as he or she can. If you own a computer or live near a library, you have access to hundreds of books and articles about our globe and its environment. If we keep an open mind and study until our eyeballs start to ache, we can become a self-appointed expert on this all-important topic. At that point, we can then decide what is the truth, and which policies (public and private) deserve our support. Then we can be fully confident about which wheels we should put our shoulders to. On this Fourth of July, if youd like to do something really patriotic, try this: Go to your computer; boot up climate change and start to read. Become a GWN a global warming nut. Your grandchildren may not be watching you today, but in 2064 they may be asking the question I posed in my second paragaph (above).Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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As most of you know I have voted twice to keep these lands in the hands of their rightful owners, the Pinellas County taxpayers. The land is paid for and makes a profit from the sale of pine needle and timber harvested on site. We simply do not know what the future will bring in regards to water availability. As leaders, it is imperative that we prioritize our communitys needs, and fresh drinking water must be looked at with the upmost importance. My office has, and continues to, receive telephone calls, letters and emails urging us to keep these important lands. I intend to do everything in my power to protect this most valuable asset. I would appreciate your readers emailing all the county commissioners and letting them know they do not want to sell this land! John Morroni Pinellas County commissioner Treasure IslandPark drives bigger wedge between Belleair residentsEditor Your Belleair Bee article on Belleairs Hunter Memorial Park implied the project is being funded with private money. The article does not say that taxpayer money, $108,625, is being spent by the town. It does not say that more town money will be spent to maintain Hunter Memorial Park. A quote in the article said, I hope the park will bring the town together. In fact, the park has driven a bigger wedge between those who believe when Belleair borrowed $10 million it should be careful how it spends money, concentrating on needs, not wants, and those who believe we should keep spending, borrowing, raising fees, and possibly raising taxes. Steve Johnson BelleairSeminole city manager will be sorely missedEditor: I was saddened to learn of the upcoming resignation of Frank Edmunds as city manager of the city of Seminole. While serving on the City Council, I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Mr. Edmunds. Mr. Edmunds has provided the city with many years of wise counsel and his professionalism will be sorely missed. Frank, on behalf of the residents of Seminole, I thank you for your service and wish you well in your future endeavors. Peter Hofstra SeminoleDont give up the search for aircraftEditor: Malaysia Flight 370 March 8, 2014. Its a bird its a plane its Superman in quest of the mysterious disappearance of the huge aircraft with 239 aboard as the man of steel combed the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean with super X-ray vision to no avail, even for this cape crusader. Its not my intention here to disparage the gravity of this horrific and watery descent into this huge ocean, but rather an expression of hope as remotely more slim as time slips away in search of 370s location, just three months ago this June 8. Its gut-wrenching that family and friends continue to anguish in not knowing where the final disposition of the passengers. The search should not be abandoned, at least for now. Malaysian Air should share in the brunt of the bill. Art Bailey SeminoleReferendum all about St. PetersburgEditor: The November 1 percent transportation sales tax referendum for Pinellas County will raise Pinellas sales tax to 8 percent, the highest in the state of Florida, and if you think that this 14 percent tax hike spending increase will stop here, I will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge. Other cities rail systems have had cost overruns and future tax increases scheduled, and further, if approved, and light rail begins, but for some reason like low ridership, light rail fails to operate, then Pinellas County taxpayers must repay the government for their investment. Yes, there is a place for light rail in large metropolitan cities like New York City where there is little parking available for automobiles and many of the residents live in large, high-rise apartments, near the rail stations, whereas, in Pinellas County most residents live in homes or condos and we have sufficient parking for automobiles. Further, DOT is spending $4.8 million to speed work on U.S. 19 and will complete the project nine months early. Something else that has not been considered is the fact that after the winter residents have left the area for six months and the yearround residents have left for the mountains or other cooler climates, who will be riding that train from Clearwater to downtown St Petersburg? The answer is nobody, but who do you think will pay for the empty train? Right, you will. Former St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster had it right when he stated any talk of light rail must include Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County residents defeated this 1 percent transportation sales tax referendum in 2010 and it will not be considered anytime soon. This is all about downtown St. Petersburg and keeping the Rays downtown, at the cost to all Pinellas County residents. Hopefully, North Pinellas County residents will remember this when they vote in November and will vote accordingly. Chuck Graham Pinellas Park Grandparents and global warmingOn this Fourth of July, if youd like to do something really patriotic, try this: Go to your computer; boot up climate change and start to read. Become a GWN a global warming nut.On keeping up with the Clintons We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tger mond@TBNweekly.com. 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Spacious living room, lots of storage, laundry closet on the lanai, and large master walk-in closet.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1 Carport $71,000 SOLD070314 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906011614 Officials ask the public for help to reduce mosquito population By SUZETTE PORTERState and local officials are asking the public to help control the mosquito population. A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to follow the Drain and Cover method, said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for health and deputy state health officer for Childrens Medical Services. Drain water from any containers around your home, cover your skin with clothing and mosquito repellent and cover doors and windows with screen to keep mosquitoes out of your home or business. The rainy season is especially challenging for Pinellas County Mosquito Control. Technicians have been aggressively treating known breeding grounds by ground and by air. They have also been busy lately responding to calls for help from county residents. Mosquitos can breed in as little as a quarter to a half inch of standing water. One of the best ways to slow down the growth of the mosquito population is to drain all standing water. The state DOH offers the following suggestions. Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowerpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. It is important to protect against being bitten to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. When outside, especially at dusk and dawn, it is important to wear shoes, socks, long pants and longsleeves. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always Graphic courtesy FLORIDA DOHThe Florida Department of Health urges residents to drain and cover to help reduce the mosquito population and prevent bites.use repellents according to the label. Repeat applications according to directions. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and patios to keep mosquitos out of the home.Mosquito-borne illnessesThe Department of Health in Pinellas County is cautioning residents about a viral mosquito-borne disease called chikungunya fever that has made its way to the Caribbean from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Travelers to those countries can carry the virus back to the United States and infect local mosquito populations. The state DOH reported six cases of chikungunya fever during the week of June 21 in persons that had international travel. The cases were reported in Broward, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, and Polk counties. So far this year, 48 travel-associated cases have been reported in residents from 20 counties. No cases have been reported in Pinellas. Symptoms of chikungunya fever include sudden high fever, severe joint pain and swelling, back pain, rash as well as headache, body ache, nausea, vomiting and redness around the eyes. Rarer symptoms involve the brain, eyes, heart, kidney or other organs. Health officials say fatal infections are rare, but chronic joint pain, arthritis, loss of energy and depression lasting weeks to years has been reported. Other mosquito-borne illnesses include West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Rift Valley Fever. Pinellas County participates in a sentinel program that alerts officials when mosquito-borne illness may be in the area. Technicians monitor the mosquito population through traps located around the county. Mosquito Control also monitors viruses through sentinel chickens caged in eight locations. Routine blood tests on these chickens detect virus antibodies, which serves as an early alert that a virus is present locally. If a virus is detected, the state DOH will issue an advisory. For more information or to report a mosquito problem, call 4647503 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/publicworks/mosquito/ default.htm. Industry newsLighthouse receives national accreditationLARGO Lighthouse of Pinellas has been reaccredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services. Reaccreditation is a significant milestone in Lighthouse of Pinellas ongoing process of seeking to employ best practices and deliver services that focus on positive outcomes for consumers of blind and low vision services. The National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services is the only accrediting body that focuses solely on organizations serving blind and low vision consumers. Accreditation involves a recognized process of assessing organizational structure, process and outcome. Structure encompasses the setting in which services are delivered. Process encompasses the delivery of services. Outcome denotes changes in the consumers behavior, knowledge and function. NAC accreditation embraces structure, process and outcome by engaging the subject organization in a detailed self-assessment using NAC developed evidence-informed standards as well as an on-site peer review. Lighthouse of Pinellas has maintained its NAC accreditation since 2004 and for more than 58 years has been advancing the independence and quality of life for individuals in Pinellas County who are blind or visually impaired. For more about Lighthouse of Pinellas, visit www.lhpfl.org. Spinal centers to host barbecueLARGO A Back 2 School Barbecue will be presented Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Spinal Correction Centers, 515 Missouri Ave., Largo. The free event will feature fun, games, raffles, pony rides, vendors, food, live music, waterslide, One Blood donation bus and car wash. For more, call 587-6667.HCA earns accreditationST. PETERSBURG Palms of Pasadena Hospital earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the Commissions national standards for healthcare quality and safety. Palms of Pasadena Hospital is a 307-bed facility in St. Petersburg. The hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey for compliance with standards of hospital management and patient care including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.Outback to host blood driveSelect Tampa Bay area Outback Steakhouse restaurants will host a blood drive Monday, July 7, 4 to 8 p.m. Those who donate at the Spice Up Your Night & Save Lives event will enjoy a $10 Outback gift card. In addition, all lifesaving donors will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Following is a listing of participating Outback Steakhouse locations in Pinellas: 3690 East Bay Drive, Largo 31988 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor 4088 Park St., St. Petersburg 1900 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org. Call 800-682-5663.La Leche League to host eventPINELLAS PARK The World Breastfeeding Week Family Picnic & Big Latch On 2014 will be Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at Girls Inc. of Pinellas, 7700 61st St. N., Pinellas Park. La Leche League of Pinellas County will sponsor the free event. The celebration will include a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds will help raise funds for annual LLL leader dues, books and print materials used to help mothers. La Leche League is a nonprofit organization and all of its leaders are volunteers. The organizations mission is to provide support, information and education to mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. For more information, call 6927009.Jacobs leads health mission in JamaicaST. PETERSBURG All Childrens Hospital pediatric cardiovascular surgeon Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., led a team of 60 physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals from throughout the United States and world on a special medical mission to Kingston, Jamaica, to treat children for a variety of cardiac related medical conditions. Jacobs, as well as other physicians from All Childrens and healthcare organizations, spent one week in May partnering with Kingstons Bustamante Hospital for Children. They performed 11 cardiac surgeries, provided cardiac catheterizations and interventional cardiology procedures for several other children, and made sure dozens of others received medical management in an outpatient clinic. Under Jacobs leadership, the team has operated on more than 90 children since the first trip in 2006. In addition to doing surgery, we are also doing training, said Jacobs, director of the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program at The Johns Hopkins All Childrens Heart Institute and professor of Cardiac Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Education is a big part of our objective. While we want to operate on as many children as we can and save as many lives as we can, we also want to partner with the Jamaican team and empower them so they have the skill set to do more and more of this on their own. Money to fund the annual mission comes from the Cardiac Kids of Florida Foundation, which Jacobs founded. In addition to donated equipment, the mission has received support from Larry King Cardiac Foundation, St. Jude Medical, Edwards Life Sciences, Chain of Hope, Gift of Life, and Rotary International. All the doctors and nurses who make the trip donate their time. It takes a year to raise the money needed to ship equipment, arrange for transportation, housing and food to feed the team.Northside earns quality awardST. PETERSBURG Northside Hospital recently received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Northside Hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients to open the blocked artery. Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.
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Professional 010214 Summer swim team has quite a few benefits for kids This summer, my girls, age 8 and 9, decided they wanted to participate in the recreation centers swim team. Actually, my older daughter asked to do it, so my husband and I decided our younger daughter would do it too. The swimmers on the team are boys and girls ranging in age from about 5 to 15 years old. The two coaches are swimmers from the local high school. So far it has been a wonderful experience. We werent sure what we were getting into, but after several weeks of practice and a few fun competitions, our kids are hooked and so are we. The swim team lasts all summer long and is a non-competitive, which means the kids dont have to compete if they dont want to and the kids arent timed on their swim strokes. If the swimmers do want to compete, there is a fun type of competition on the weekends that is fast-paced, and everyone gets a ribbon. Each weekend, one of the recreation centers in the county holds a swim meet. The kids compete with other swimmers from the different recreation centers. The competition includes races from the four swim strokes: free-style, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. The coaches line up six kids and say, go, and the kids do one lap. As soon as the child finishes the race and gets out of the pool, they receive a ribbon for whatever place they came in. Its quick and so far the meets have lasted just a few hours. Each week, the kids have improved in their strokes and their self-esteem has improved. The first meet my kids did, they didnt want to do all the strokes because they were just learning them. By the second week, they decided they would give it a try and compete doing all the strokes, even the ones they didnt think they were as good at. The two of them ended up winning a first and second place ribbon in those events. They were really excited, and it was a great lesson for them to try something new. It is exciting to watch the other boys and girls competing. Most of the kids are pretty happy because no matter what, they get a ribbon. Whats nice too is that the parents of the other swimmers are encouraging all the kids, not just their own. Maybe its because we arent at a real competitive level right now, but it is very refreshing to not have parents being nasty when the kids are racing. My husband really gets into the meets. He videos the girls races and is so excited to share the videos with their grandparents. I did some research on the benefits of swimming and found there are quite a few. I knew that it was good exercise and easy on your body. You can lose weight doing it, and its great for your muscle tone and strength. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that two and a half hours a week can reduce the risk of chronic illness, and it can also improve a persons mental health. With all these great benefits, and the fact that my kids actually like to go to swim practice, I think we made the right choice for this summers activity. Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs Find a summer swim team near youRegister at the following locations for the next session July 7-12: North Greenwood, 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Call 462-6276 Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call 793-2320 Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center, 51 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater. Call 4626020 Morningside Pool 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater. Call 507-4064 Register any time during the summer at Ross Norton Pool, 1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Call 6426025. Visit Southwest Pool in person to inquire about any openings at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3126. Seminole Recreation Center, at 9100 113th St. N., and Skyview Pool, 9040 54th Way N. in Pinellas Park, also have swim teams but there are no openings left this summer.Competitive swim teams, after the summer West Florida Lightning Aquatics, Largo Clearwater Aquatic Team, Clearwater Bardmoor Aquatics Team, Largo St. Petersburg Aquatics, St. Petersburg Photo courtesy of the EARLY LEARNING COALITIONThe Rays Baseball Foundation recently awarded the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County a $5,000 community fund grant to help support the coalitions School Readiness Child Care Scholarship Program. The coalition is one of 20 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant totaling $100,000 from the Rays Baseball Foundation Community Grant Fund Program. The School Readiness Scholarship program funds pay a portion of the child care cost for economically disadvantaged families. From left are Lindsay Carson, ELC chief executive officer; Rays mascot Raymond and Julie Daniels, ELC board chair.Rays provide grantBill increases penalty for leaving crash sceneTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 102 June 24, which creates the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act relating to leaving the scene of an accident. This bill increases the punishment for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in serious injury to a person. It imposes a mandatory minimum term for imprisonment of four years for a driver convicted of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in the death of a person. It increases the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment from two to four years for a driver convicted of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in the death of a person while driving under the influence. Finally, the bill imposes a minimum driver license revocation period of at least three years. The hearts and prayers of Ann and I go out to the Cohen family, and its in Aarons name that we hope to further protect Florida families with Senate Bill 102, which will create the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, Scott said a news release. No one should have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to reckless driving, and with this important law, well be more effective in protecting families. Patty Cohen, widow of Aaron Cohen, said, The entire Cohen family and I are extremely thankful that Governor Scott will be signing the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act into law. We are hopeful that out of our familys tragedy, we have made a big step towards safer roads and a safer community for our children. While nothing will bring Aaron back, it gives us comfort to know that the change we have made may prevent other families from suffering as ours did. We are incredibly honored to have this very important law in his name. Aaron Cohen died after a hit-and-run crash in 2012 on Rickenbacker Causeway, which connects Miami to nearby barrier islands. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said, As we share the road with bike riders and runners they deserve to feel safe. This bill eliminates the incentive for motorists to leave the scene of an accident, and I thank Governor Scott for his support in helping to protect victims of this terrible crime. Cohen was riding a bike at the time of the crash. Tim Bustos, executive director of the Florida Bicycle Association said, For too long now, Florida has had one of the highest bicycle and pedestrian crash rates in the nation, and an inordinate number of these crashes involve motorists that leave the scene of a crash without rendering aid or assistance. We are hopeful this new legislation will act as a deterrent for motorists who may otherwise leave the scene after causing a crash, and will act as an incentive to stay at the scene.Bill requires safety seat for 4and 5-year-oldsTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 225 June 24, which revises child restraint requirements to increase the safety of children passengers in motor vehicles. Current law requires every motor vehicle operator in Florida use a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device for children 3 years or younger. HB 225 extends current requirements to include children 4 and 5 years old. As a father and grandfather, I know how important it is to make the safety of Floridas children a top priority, Scott said in a press release. With this initiative, we are working to ensure our children travel safely and remain protected on the road. We will continue to do all we can toPSTA, AARP host town hallDUNEDIN The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and AARP presented a town hall June 25 to discuss how transportation and mobility options can help Pinellas seniors live on their own terms. More than 50 seniors and residents attended the open forum at the Hale Senior Activity Center in Dunedin to hear from several speakers about how current PSTA services and potential future services through the Greenlight Pinellas plan would benefit the regions seniors. In addition to an overall 65 percent increase in PSTA bus service, 80 percent more weekend service and extended early morning and late night transit service, seniors would benefit under Greenlight Pinellas from increased evening and weekend DART door-to-door transit for those unable to use traditional bus service. There also would an increase in frequency of connector community circulator buses for easier access to shopping, medical appointments and community services. Transportation is a key component of livable communities, because by 2025, one in five drivers will be over age 65, said Laura Cantwell, associate state director of AARP. When you dont have transportation options, it impacts your physical and social isolation, it impairs your physical and mental wellbeing, and it increases healthcare costs and compromises seniors ability to age in place. Seniors over age 65 who no longer drive make 15 percent fewer trips to the doctor thats something that PSTA, our connector buses and our DART paratransit service can help with, said Brad Miller, CEO of PSTA. But mobility options for seniors means more than just going to the doctor, it means being able to spend time with family and friends, it means being able to be a part of our community, and it means freedom and independence. The transit system we have now isnt adequate for those over 65, but it isnt adequate for the rest of our community either. We have a lot of college students and younger people who could be riding, so Greenlight Pinellas is really about the future, said Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala. One of the first things businesses looking to relocate to this area ask us is, whats your public transportation like? And Greenlight Pinellas will give us a great answer to that question. An AARP study found that 85 percent of seniors are extremely/very concerned about fuel prices, leading many to seek other transportation options such as public transit. The number one reason seniors in the Pinellas area move into assisted living facilities is the inability to drive anymore and lack of transportation options.News from Tallahasseekeep every Floridian safe, so they can enjoy everything our great state has to offer with their loved ones. Several local legislators added their support to the governors action. Governor Scott has proven his dedication to Florida families once again by signing this bill into law, said Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. HB 225 will foster great changes to keep our young children safe and secure as they travel in our state. As a father of three, the safety of my kids on the road is my top priority, said Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. This legislation is about common sense safety standards, and I thank Governor Scott for signing it into law to protect Floridas children. My fellow legislators and I stand with the Governor in his support and signing of HB225 to strengthen safety regulations for our children, said Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater. It is crucial that our children are protected with the proper restraint devices so they can travel without harm. Photo courtesy GREENLIGHT PINELLASSeniors listen as Laura Cantwell of AARP discusses transportation options at a town hall meeting June 25 at Hale Senior Activity Center in Dunedin.
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Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE011614 Up to 24 Hour Care Weekends, Holidays In Home or Facility Care Medication Set Ups Medication Reminders Hygiene Assistance Companionship Meal Preparation Light Housework TransportationAlzheimers Care and Respite for Family CaregiversBy screened & qualied professionalswww.yourvisitingangel.comLicense #30211274 727-797-8600 We also work with Universal Healthcare Diversion Program, Humana Florida Comfort Choice, United Healthcare, Evercare and Veterans Administration. Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 012314 070314 A walk through Largos nature preserveLargo Central Park Nature Preserve, at 150 Highland Ave., is a wellkept secret that Largo residents can reach in minutes. The 31-acre park features a boardwalk around a three-acre pond and through old Florida woods. A biking and walking trail surrounds its perimeter. A visitor taking an early morning or late afternoon stroll through the preserve with a discerning eye may see a variety of wildlife including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and plant life. The following is such a journey, captured by local photographer Jim Layfield June 25. Photos by JIM LAYFIELDSummer bait numbers are on the riseGathering enough bait for the day is key, as most anglers know. However, finding enough pilchards to make a difference has been a real challenge lately. Fortunately for us, it appears we now may be on the verge of a major change. Masses of juvenile pilchards have flooded our bays and beaches. These tiny baits will grow quickly and soon theyll be big enough to tempt most any game fish. These smaller baits can be used in a couple of situations. Mackerel, jack crevalle and ladyfish numbers have increased with the arrival of the fry bait and can often be seen busting through the pods of bait. Using a quarter inch mesh cast net will allow you to net the baits without getting a bunch hung up in the net. Anchor up in the area that the bait is the thickest and toss out handfuls of freebees. This should bring the fish right behind the boat. Gag grouper opened this week and given the long closure fishing for them should be excellent for a while. Target ledges and artificial reefs for best action. Ledges as shallow as 20 foot are holding keeper gags as weve found out on recent mangrove snapper trips. Use live pinfish or grass grunts and be ready to turn the fish away from the structure. These shallower spots demand your full attention. Blacktip sharks are thick in certain areas through out the Intracoastal Waterway. Deeper cuts and channels are prime holding spots for these 3to 5-foot sharks. Using a chum block and frisky pinfish, weve been able to find nonstop action on these hard fighters as long as the tide is moving. Using monofilament leaders and a large circle hook has made a big difference in the amount of bites versus using a steel leader.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at email@example.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Above, rabbits are often seen eating grass that grows along the walking path. Top right, a dragony, one of many darting t hrough the air, rests on a reed. At right, newly hatched moorhens walk amongst the safety of tall grasses and plants that grow along the ponds edge. Below right, a red-eared slider lays eggs. Below, an American alligator lies still along the edge of the pond. Weedon Island highlights wildlife in JulyST. PETERSBURG The wildlife in Pinellas County is extremely varied. In July, visitors of Weedon Island Preserve, at 1800 Weedon Drive NE., can learn how to create more sustainable habitats for the creatures that call this county home. Florida has a diverse wildlife population, but rapid growth throughout Florida is destroying native wildlife habitat. On Saturday, July 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., participants can learn some basic changes to create a yard that will provide habitat for a variety of birds, butterflies and beneficial insects. The Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center has a plethora of events to learn about nature and history throughout July. Most programs are free, however registration is required. Visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org for information. Every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., visitors can learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while hiking the coastal uplands and the boardwalks through mangrove forests. Best for ages 6 and older. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Wee-time at Weedon treats children to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. This program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5. Advance registration requested. Aspiring and master gardeners alike can come and get solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn, and landscape care on Friday, July 11 and Friday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday, July 11, enthusiasts can assist in an annual checklist of Weedon Islands bird population and learn the identifying marks and behaviors of the year-round feathered residents and seasonal visitors while enjoying a hike at Weedon Island Preserve from 8 to 10 a.m. What is that bug? Does it bite? A Pinellas County extension specialist will provide an introduction to the wonderful world of bugs and butterflies found at Weedon Island Preserve. This program will be offered on Saturday, July 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m. On Saturday, July 19, from 8 to 10 a.m., participants can grab a camera and hike the preserve in search of that perfect photo. After a brief classroom session, preserve volunteers highlight seasonal features of the preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island Preserve. Connecting People and Place is an art-inspired, permanent hands-on educational exhibit of the areas history, ecology and people at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, call 453-6500. To register for programs and events visit www.wee donislandpreserve.org. Videos featuring Weedon Island Preserve can be viewed at www.youtube.com/pcctv1. Master Gardener Clinic setPALM HARBOR A Master Gardener Clinic will be offered Wednesdays in July, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Residents looking for solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn, and landscape care can consult with Master Gardener volunteers during the clinic. The clinic is free. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellas county.org. Email news to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtorres@TBN weekly.com or send notices to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Call 397-5563, ext. 324.
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LARGO With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms and instantly captivating melodies, Jessy J will visit the Tampa Bay area for a one-night only performance on Wednesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $16.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Jessy J and her band will perform songs from her latest No. 1 Billboard charting jazz album as well as many other hits. The MexicanAmerican saxophonist/singer/songwriter 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 award from Billboard Magazine. Her song Tropical Rain, from her 2009 release, reached the top of the Groove Jazz Music chart and she soon followed with the No. 1 spot on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown, as well as the Billboard Jazz charts. All this success resulted in Jessy J being named Radio and Records Debut Artist of the Year in 2008.Musical prodigyThe artist known today as Jessy J was named Jessica Arellano when she was born in Portland, Oregon in 1982. Her father hails from Mexico and her mother is a native Texan. As a child, she experienced festive, live Latin music frequently: Her parents often hosted parties at which La Banda music of her fathers home country would flow all night long. It was apparent early on that Jessy was a true musical prodigy. According to her biography provided by Monterey International, she began playing piano at age 4 and spent most of her childhood as a competitive artist, performing at major conferences, competitions and festivals. These childhood experiences and the discipline and work ethic she gained from them would prove to be a great testing ground for her future career in the industry. In addition to her familys cultural heritage, Jessy also sought inspiration from other musical wellsprings. She was a huge fan of Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane, but also enjoyed listening to pop. She graduated from USC with a degree in jazz studies where she was named Most Outstanding Jazz Student of her class. After graduation, she didnt waste any time contemplating career decisions: SheJazz, Latin rhythms and R&BContemporary jazz artist Jessy J to perform at Largo Cultural Center Photo by NICOLAS ZURCHER/LARGO CULTURAL CENTERTouring in support of her new album Second Chances, Jessy J takes the stage at Largo Cultural Center on July 16. jumped straight into recording sessions with artists like Michael Buble and she toured with The Temptations (2005-6) and Jessica Simpson. Jessy also joined the cast of the off-Broadway show Blast! in 2004. She drew on her range of skills as an actress, singer, dancer and sax player as she performed in the U.S., London and Japan. While the stage appealed to her, it was during this time that she felt compelled to write and perform more of her own music. Photo courtesy of JESSY JJessy J performs July 16 at Largo Cultural Center. Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, July 3, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com www.SandyHartmann Homes.com727-420-7510My client and I were in the midst of a very upsetting probate case, and just as we were on the ragged edge of exhaustion, Sandy and her staff were an absolute Godsend. They were always unappably kind, optimistic, encouraging and knowledgeable. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY 8801 RIDGE ROAD July 6th, 11:00 1:00 P.M. 4BR/2BA/1 car garage$247,900 OPEN HOUSE DESIRABLE AREA 3BR/2BA/1 car garage Corner unit in Lake Seminole$169,900 NEW LISTING WONDERFUL WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA/2 car garage/pool 2,000+ sq. ft.$480,000 NEW LISTING BUILDABLE LOT Beautiful waterfront lot Includes boat slip$199,900 PRICE REDUCED PLENTY OF SPACE 4BR/3B/1 car gar Snell Isle$649,950 UNDER CONTRACT 1 WEEK070314 7/31/14 070314 060514Tarpon Springs(727) 551-4926Largo(727) 474-3832 Top five diversions Largos Fourth of July Celebration, Friday, July 4, 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 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 on-site. Alcohol, coolers, pets, personal fireworks and sparklers will not be permitted in the park. For information, call 587-6775 or visit LargoEvents.com. Clearwater Celebrates America, 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 myclearwater.com/parking. For more information on Clearwater Celebrates America, call 562-4700 or visit facebook.com/cityofclearwater. Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4. The spectacular fireworks 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. For more information, call 893-7441 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org. 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 www.rutheckerdhall.com. 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, Patty Smyth of Scandal, Martha Davis & The Motels 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 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 www.artfestival.com. See JAZZ, page 4B Dali screens cult classicsST. PETERSBURG The second annual Cult Classics Summer Movie Series is underway at the Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. This years series kicked off June 17 with a screening of the 1984 hit Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson. Movies are shown on the patio of the museums Avantgarden. The series will continue through September. Doors open at 7 p.m. and movies begin at sunset. Admission is free and the screenings are open to the public. A cash bar is available along with food trucks and games. Pets, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted. Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair. The remainder of Dalis 2014 Summer Cult Classics Movie Series lineup is as follows: Waynes World Tuesday, July 15 Airplane Tuesday, Aug. 19 Fight Club Tuesday, Sept. 23 See CLASSICS, page 4B
2B Just for Fun Leader, July 3, 2014 Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Converts scrambled message 0 8. Corpse 15. Complacently foolish 16. Ape 17. Runs aground 18. Replaces shoe bottom 19. Circle 20. Bolted 22. 100% 23. Dam 24. King Julien in Madagascar movies 25. ___ Ng (They Might Be Giants song) 26. Masefield play The Tragedy of ___ 27. Derelict 28. And others, for short 29. Hurry up! (3 wds) 31. Asian weight units 32. Reduced instruction set computer (acronym) 33. ___ next? (contraction) 35. Gibberish 38. Breaks into pieces 42. The O in S.R.O. 43. Enumerate 45. Chop (off) 46. Seinfeld uncle 47. Carry away, in a way 48. Obi, e.g. 49. Flightless flock 51. Bloods partner 52. Socrate composer 53. Rose plant fruit 55. Coal miner 57. Erstwhile 58. Fatty 59. Cracker and bun seeds 60. Scholastics Down 0 1. Refuses to acknowledge 0 2. Beseech 0 3. Light automatic rifle 0 4. Broadcasting (2 wds) 0 5. Mar, in a way 0 6. Antiquity, in antiquity 0 7. Affecting the entire body 0 8. Thin, wispy cloud 0 9. Foreign heads of state 10. Criticize, slangily 11. Above 12. Appraise 13. Without beginning or end 14. Closes securely again 21. Bypass 24. Contact, e.g. 27. Aggravate 28. ___ of Eden 30. Hunted 31. ___ bag 33. Wave with a crest of foam 34. Unimaginable as ___ in Heavn: Milton 35. Spanish waist-length jackets 36. Buttercup family member 37. Womens shirt-like garments 38. Cicatrix 39. Jubilance 40. Most flushed 41. Globes 43. Time in power 44. Runs off (with) 48. Minute marine animal with a transparent body 50. La Scala di ___ (Rossini opera) 52. Tried to get home, maybe 54. Get ___! 56. ___ to Billie JoeHoroscopesJuly 3, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Patience, Capricorn. All will be revealed in good time. A series of memos kicks off a project. Gather your team and start divvying up the tasks.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18A mission in organization comes to a grinding halt. Do what you can to rally the troops, Aquarius. A health crisis passes for a friend. Invite them over for a little celebration.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Push-pull, push-pull, pushpull. You will be yanked in many direc-tions this week, Pisces. Do what you can, but dont be afraid to say no.AriesMarch 21 April 19Rats, Aries. Just when you thought you were making progress, you encounter a bump in the road. Lucky for you, its a small bump.TaurusApril 20 May 20Easy does it, Taurus. Push too hard, and things are sure to come undone very quickly. A special occasion ends with quite the bang!GeminiMay 21 June 21Good friends and good food are on tap this week. Enjoy every minute, Gemini. Busy times are ahead. Renovations begin. Scheduling is of the essence.CancerJune 22 July 22Privacy is of the utmost importance. Be discreet in everything you do, Cancer. A financial review uncovers a surplus. Put it to good use.LeoJuly 23 August 22Kindness and tact will go a long way toward bringing about a satisfactory resolution at work, Leo. An idea is not as crazy as it seems.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Hold on, Virgo. Help is on the way. It takes courage to uphold your convictions. Be brave and others will follow. A recipe stands the test of time.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Waste not, want not, Libra. Look for ways to implement the three Rs in and around your home, and your pocketbook will thank you. A date is set.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Geez, Scorpio. Youve done everything possible in your power. You cant help someone who does not want to be helped. Give it a rest.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21At last, Sagittarius. You finally reach a goal. Celebrate with a small purchase. Its time to play catch-up at home. You wont believe what youve missed. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo 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 largoparks.com. Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 11-20, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Hair the Broadway musical live on stage is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features a long list of chart-topping hit songs such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. The themes and struggles in Hair, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to modern times. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. This production will feature Michael Newton-Brown as director and James Grenelle as choreographer. Jessy J, Wednesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $16.50. Call 587-6793. Jessy J and her band will perform songs from her latest No. 1 Billboard Charting Jazz Album as well as many other hits. Jessy J was recently featured on the cover of Jazziz Magazine and on the cover of Saxophone Journal Magazine and Latina Style Magazine. Her song Tequila Moon hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Jazz chart and received the Contemporary Jazz Song of the Year as well as an award from Billboard Magazine. Her song Tropical Rain, from her 2009 release, reached the top of the Groove Jazz Music chart and she soon followed with the #1 spot on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown, as well as the Billboard Jazz charts. All this success has resulted in Jessy J being named Radio and Records Debut Artist of the Year. Terry Bozzio, Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.95. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Bozzio will perform solo drum music on the worlds largest tuned drum and percussion set. Drawing from jazz, classical and ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Bozzio is a storyteller, able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion. His live performance will be filled with classical forms and structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting and fiery drumming that will bring audiences to their feet. Zebra Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. In 1982, Zebras self-titled debut album went platinum and was the fastest selling debut album in Atlantic Records history outselling other Atlantic Artists such as Led Zeppelin, Yes and AC/DC. A total of five music videos aired on MTV and gave the band combined album sales of nearly 2 million worldwide with Whos Behind the Door?, Tell Me What You Want, Wait Until the Summers Gone, Bears and One More Chance. Zebra has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and is acknowledged as Louisianas No. 1 Rock and Roll band by the Louisiana Music Commission and they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October of 2012. Attendees will have an opportunity to see all three original members for a one-night only performance in Largo.Clearwater 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 www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. 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 players.org. Summer Family Festival Saturday July 19, 4 p.m., at 1011 Engman St., Clearwater. Sponsored by the Springtime Club, the event will provide an opportunity to celebrate culture, support the family structure and promote neighborhood unity and cohesiveness. Throughout the day, the Springtime Club will introduce its cultural projects, programs and services designed to maximize public benefit, advance the environment and improve the care and maintenance of the community. The Springtime Club creates arts and cultural strategies to help reveal and enhance the underlying identity of our neighborhoods. By taking into consideration all community interests in our projects, programs and services, the club strives to balance the inherent conflicting nature of past, present, and future social values to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. Call 906-5299. 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 www.rutheckerdhall.com. 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. Classic Albums Live performs Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle, Sunday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Capitol, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthe cap.com. Few bands of the 1960s retained as much a sense of the roots of rock and roll as did Creedence Clearwater Revival. Their music is rife with country, rockabilly and R&B influences, a combination that produced several hit singles including I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Lodi, Susie Q, Wholl Stop the Rain, Travelin Band, Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner, Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary. Anything but a cover band, like a symphony orchestra performing the works of Mozart, Classic Albums Live forgoes the gimmickry of costumes and impersonations, putting the music first. These world-class musicians tackle iconic music, concentrating solely on recreating it faithfully from the original recording. Under The Sun, Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock and roll, will return for another summer run, this time starring a spectacular lineup that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth. In 2013, the inaugural Under The Sun tour was among the most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Critical applause also came from all corners, with Entertainment Weekly officially declaring UTS13 to be the coolest tour of the summer. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Saturday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $54.75. Call 791-7400 or visit ww.rutheckerdhall.com. On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced additional U.S. summer tour dates which includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. Once again, CSN will be accompanied by its backing band featuring Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), James Raymond (keyboards), and Todd Caldwell (organ). More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, honored both for CSN as a group, and as individual solo artists.Gulfport USA Dance Monday, July 28, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.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 www.BeachArtCenter.org.Pinellas Park Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps Thursday, July 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Sponsored by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, admission to the event is $10 for adults and free for students and military members. Visit www.sdjs.org. Regal Railways Train Show Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lopez Inc. Hall, 7177 58th St. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 11 and younger. The show will feature plenty of vendors with various train items from N to G Scale models. There is usually a small train layout on display for the children to watch as well as videos playing of trains. For information, call 2441341 or visit www.regalrailways.com.St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Second Saturday Full Moon ArtWalk Saturday, July 12, 5 to 9 p.m., in the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, the Edge District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District. The studios and galleries will provide an informal, engaging social evening to drop in and meet the communitys artists. Many will have demonstrations and refreshments. Some are only open on ArtWalk. Free parking can be found on First Avenue North and First Avenue South from 15th Street to 30th Street. Parking also will be available in large lots at Soft Water Studios, St. Pete Clay Company, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Clay Center of St. Petersburg. Visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org for a map with parking areas and list of participants. The seventh annual Art in the PARC Friday, July 18, 4 to 7 p.m., at Duke Energy, 299 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Admission is free. Call 341-6903. This free indoor event will feature more than 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities. Atteenees also will find food, refreshments and music. All artwork and jewelry sold that evening directly benefits PARC Art Programs as well as the artists. Guests will be able to stroll through the Duke Energy lobby which will be filled with custom paintings, jewelry, pottery, fabric sculptures, and art prints which were all created by PARC Artists with assistance from trained instructors and community volunteers. PARC Artists will be on hand to meet guests and discuss their work. The Marly Music Series featuring Scott Kluksdahl cello, Sunday, July 20, 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 www.finearts.org. Admission to the entire museum is included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667. One of the areas most gifted musicians, Kluksdahl made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony and has been heard since as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in music centers around the globe. At the MFA, he will play Brahms Cello Sonata, Op. 38; two chorale preludes by J.S. Bach (arranged by Kodly); Robert Schumanns Adagio and See LOOKING AHEAD, page 3B
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Buff et 12-3pm$875391-8393 Since 1985 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:TammyGenre: Comedy Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates Director: Ben Falcone Rated: R Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon star in New Line Cinemas comedy Tammy, marking Ben Falcones directorial debut. Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. Shes totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. Its time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is shes broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.Earth to EchoGenre: Animation, adventure and science fiction Cast: Teo Halm, Brian Astro Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt Director: Dave Green Rated: PG In Relativitys PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.Deliver Us From EvilGenre: Supernatural thriller Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale Director: Scott Derrickson Rated: R In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramrez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. The film is inspired by the book, which details Sarchies bone-chilling reallife cases.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.School DanceGenre: Comedy Cast: Bobbe J. Thompson, Luenell, Mike Epps, George Lopez, Katt Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Dashawn Omar Blanks, Langston Alexander Higgins, Julian Alexander Goins, Kristinia DeBarge, Melissa Molinaro, Jasmine Sanders, Amber Rose, Jim Breuer, Jessica Kirson, Efren Ramirez, Lil Duval, Anthony Scruncho McKinley, Earl Benjamin and Dominic Anthony Thomas Director: Nick Cannon Rated: R High school student Jason has found his dream girl the gorgeous Anastacia. Theres just one problem: She doesnt know he exists. If he can win a spot on the schools hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, hell have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacias gangsta brother, and pass the crews initiation in this fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.Life ItselfGenre: Documentary Cast: Roger Ebert and Chaz Ebert Director: Steve James Rated: R Acclaimed director Steve James and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Roger Eberts life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Tammy pairs McCarthy, Sarandon; family film Earth to Echo opensOpening this weekend Photo by MICHAEL TACKETT/WARNER BROS.Above, Susan Sarandon stars as Pearl and Melissa McCarthy as Tammy in New Line Cinemas comedy Tammy, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. At right, from left, Ella Linnea Wahlstedt, Reese Hartwig, Teo Halm and Astro star in Relativity Medias Earth to Echo.Photo by PATRICK WYMORE/RML ECHO FILMS LOOKING AHEAD, from page 2BAllegro, Op. 70; Nimrod from Elgars Enigma Variations, Op. 36; three pieces by Nadia Boulanger; and Astor Piazzollas The Grand Tango. Vans Warped Tour Friday, July 25, 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $58.50. Visit www.vanswarpedtour.com. 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. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey; Aug. 1-31, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com. Yes, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Yes, the iconic British progressive rock band from the 1970s, comes to The Mahaffey Theater for its 2014 summer tour. They will perform their first two classic albums in their entirety and more. It will be a first-time ever event when Yes performs every song on Fragile, the 1971 groundbreaking album. Following Fragile, the group will perform a run-through of 1972s Close to the Edge and an encore of the bands greatest hits. During the nights encore, the group bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison will offer a sneak listen and perform material from their upcoming July 8 release Heaven and Earth. Chris Squire and Jon Anderson founded Yes in 1968 and created some of the most important and influential music in rock history. Fragile, which sold more than two million copies, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Album charts in the United States. Close to the Edge, a gold-certified album, charted in the U.S. for 32 week, peaking at No. 3. It was named one of the Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time by Guitar World in 2006 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded. Yes has sold more than 50 million records during its 46-year career. Iconic songs include Roundabout, Close to the Edge, Ive Seen All Good People and Owner of a Lonely Heart. The Marly Music Series featuring Gary Schocker flute, and Jason Vieaux, guitar; Sunday, Aug. 3, 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 www.fine-arts.org. Admission to the entire museum is included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667. These two museum favorites demonstrate extraordinary rapport. Both have pursued exciting solo careers and bring the very best of their talent and their eclectic musical interests to their joint concerts. Their inventive program includes Vivaldis Sonata in G Minor, Op. 13, No. 6 (The Faithful Shepherd), Caf 1930 and Bordel 1900 from Astor Piazzollas Lhistoire du Tango, Antnio Carlos Jobims A Felicidade (arranged by Roland Dyens), and three works by Mr. Schocker, including the world premiere of Mysterious Barcodes. Tampa Marvel Universe LIVE!, July 10-13, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 5 p.m. Matinees will be Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The show will feature the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production. This high-caliber arena spectacular will put fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thors villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe. Enchanting Experimental Music, Saturday, July 12, 9 p.m., at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 4819 East Busch Blvd., Tampa. Admission is free. Call 813-9830837. The event will feature performances by Raleigh, North Carolina based trombone/marimba duo Summerglen and local noise artist Rest in Satin Silence. Tarpon Springs Cinderella, an operetta performed by children, Saturdays, July 12 and 19, 2 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org. The production features music and lyrics by Katherine K. Davis and is presented by the Tarpon Operetta Company for Children.
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Hot Sauce showcases eight original songs along with adventurous new arrangements of Francis Anthony Eg Whites pop hit Leave Right Now and Duke Ellingtons jazz classic In a Sentimental Mood.Second ChancesLast year, Jessy J released her fourth studio album, Second Chances. The self-produced recording features collaborations with Grammy Award nominated keyboardist-producer Jeff Lorber, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Norman Brown, renowned bassist Jimmy Haslip (formerly with The Yellowjackets) and legendary pianist Joe Sample. As a press release promoting Second Chances points out, the album is a major milestone for the artist as she takes over the reigns as the producer of the new album. Simultaneously, Second Chances represents a course change for Jessy, who purposely set out to meld her love for jazz and Latin rhythms with R&B grooves. The album title, Second Chances, developed out of the theme that its never too late to try again. Getting a second chance to do something that you messed up on the first time, Jessy explains in the press release. In this case, for me it was with something that happened the previous year. I realized that this year I had a second chance and every day is new, is fresh. The title track is really an inspirational song about doing something you really want to do. Some of the songs on Second Chances, released by Shanachie Entertainment, feature two in the title including the first single, Listen 2 The Groove, co-written by Lorber; Tango for Two, Dos, Twice and Double Trouble. The 10-song set features eight originals and two covers including the Roberta Flack hit Feel Like Makin Love and the Sergio Mendes classic Magalenha. I like to play music that people will recognize and connect to and be familiar with and also play music thats original, that really inspires them and creates new memories, Jessy says in the press release. Jessy, a big fan of s and s music, chose to include Flacks hit Feel Like Makin Love. Roberta is a gorgeous singer, she says. We felt that we could redo it in a way that would make it special again and also make it more current. I always thought of it kind of in a Robin Thicke mode with the recurring guitar theme. It also has a Brazilian vibe, the vocals are laid back and almost in a During the films, the museum galleries will be closed. Visitors can return during normal museum operating hours to view the permanent collection and special exhibition, Marvels of Illusion, which runs through Oct. 12. The films will be offered rain or shine films will be shown inside the museums Raymond James Community Room in the case of inclement weather. For information, call 823-3767 or visit TheDali.org. CLASSICS, from page 1BWith her first recording, Tequila Moon, she realized her dream.Tequila Moon and beyondJessy J released her debut studio album, Tequila Moon, in March 2008 on Peak Records. All songs on the album were mixed, recorded and produced by Paul Brown. The album featured a number of talented studio musicians, such as Dave Beyer on drums and percussion, Paul Brown on guitar, Kiki Ebsen on piano and strings and Richie Gajate-Garcia on percussion. Tequila Moon earned high praise from critics and helped propel the hopeful musician beyond session-player status. Her 2009 follow-up, True Love, reinforced her standing as a talented newcomer to the contemporary jazz scene. The hit Tropical Rain from True Love reached the No. 1 spot on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown, as well as the R&R and Billboard jazz charts. Jessy appeared on the October 2009 covers of Saxophone Journal and Latina Style Magazine in February 2010. In September 2010, the American Society of Composers, Mendes classic Magalehna, one of her all-time favorite Brazilian tunes. On Dos a lovely guitar intro gives way to Jessy on both flute and soprano saxophone. That song is a really sexy song, she says. Its about two things: the good and the bad. Sections of the music had a reflective feeling that was dark and then other parts of the music were light. We wanted to have the alter ego two things. One of my heroes is Grover Washington Jr. Hes my favorite soprano saxophonist and I always think of him when Im playing that instrument. Second Chances may be all about getting the chance to do something over again, but for Jessy this album is a celebration of firsts as well. In addition to taking on the role of producer for the first time, she was able to work with two new artists on her wish list through her collaborations with Jeff Lorber and Norman Brown. The Mexican-American saxophonist/singer/songwriter has a lot to look forward to as she continues to enjoy the success of her hard work and dedication. Its a great life and Im grateful for it, Jessy says. Its going to be a good year. Her performance at Largo Cultural Center promises to be equally good with a blistering mix of contemporary jazz, Latin and samba rhythms and enchanting melodies from Jessys new album, Second Chances, and her previous releases. JAZZ, from page 1Bhushed tone. And its completely re-harmonized. I like arranging music and harmonizing it. Jessys passion for Latin music shines through on the Sergio Jessy J performs July 16 at Largo Cultural Center. Arts & entertainmentSt. Petersburg City Theatre to host auditionsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg City Theatre will host auditions for Black Comedy Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, 7 p.m., at the theater, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. There will be a six-week rehearsal period. Actors are encouraged to attend the first night of auditions as the second night will be considered a callback and only a limited number of new applicants will be seen. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Casting needs are as follows: Brindsley Miller, age 19-27: A young sculptor, intelligent and attractive, but nervous and uncertain of himself. A physically demanding role requiring athletic abilities. Carol Melkett, age 19-25: His fiance. A young debutante; very pretty, very spoiled; very silly. Miss Furnival, age 55-70: Prissy and refined. Clad in the blouse and sack skirt of her gentility, her hair in a bun, her voice in a bun, she reveals only the repressed gestures of the middle-class spinster until alcohol undoes her. Colonel Melkett, age 55-70: Carols commanding father. Brisk, barky, yet given to sudden vocal calms, which suggest a deep and alarming instability. It is not only the constant darkness that gives him his look of wide-eyed suspicion. Harold Gorringe, age 35-55: The bachelor owner of an antiquechina shop, and Brindleys neighbor. His friendship is highly conditional and possessive: sooner or later, payment for it will be asked. A specialist in emotional blackmail, he can become hysterical when slighted, or (as inevitably happens) rejected. He is older than Brindsley by several years. Schuppanzigh, age 35-55: A German refugee, chubby, cultivated, and effervescent. He is an entirely happy man, delighted to be in England, even if this means being employed full time by the London Electricity Board. Clea, age 19-27: Brindsleys ex-mistress. Mid-20s, emotional, bright and mischievous. The challenge to her to create a dramatic situation out of the darkness is ultimately irresistible. Georg Bamberger: An elderly millionaire art collector, easily identifiable as such. Like the electrician, he is a German. Black Comedy, written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Rob Colwell, will run Sept. 12-28 at St. Petersburg City Theatre as part of the theaters 90th season. Set in 1965, Black Comedy involves a struggling artist about to meet both his fiances father and a major art investor on the same evening. In an attempt to impress, the artist has borrowed a room full of antique furniture from his vacationing neighbor. As preparations are made for the evening, the apartment building loses power. Much more is revealed about the artist than he ever wanted brought to light. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sundays, 2 p.m. For information, call 866-2059 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org.Belly dance show features Lacey SanchezST. PETE BEACH Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio will host its monthly 1001 Nights belly dance show on Friday, July 11 at St. Petersburg Nights Russian Restaurant & Dinner Theatre, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is followed by a dance party with live music by Boris & Sax. Cost is $15 for the public, $10 for Hip Expressions members, and $5 for children. This months featured dancer, Lacey Sanchez of Orlando, will bring down the house with her snakey moves, incredible flexibility and stunning isolations. Sanchez began her journey into tribal belly dance at age 15 in southern California and almost immediately began performing at tribal events and other venues. She danced throughout high school and pursued a dance degree at Victor Valley Community College, studying ballet, jazz, modern, and ballroom dances as well. Sanchez studied, taught and performed belly dance and cabaret style for four years in central Florida before her love of tribal belly dance was reignited. She launched Florida Tribal Dance in November 2006 and is currently the director of Florida Tribal Dance Troupes Black V, Blue Caravan, and Silver Sage. With more than 15 years of experience, she is an active performer and teacher. While in town, Sanchez will also offer a belly dance workshop on Saturday, July 12, noon to 2 p.m. at Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio, 2033 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. She will break down some of her favorite fusion moves, work on proper posture and arms and teach some fun and challenging combos that can be linked together for a short choreography or worked into ones own dance. All levels are welcome. Cost is $35 by Saturday, July 5 or $45 after that date. Call 2515241 or visit www.hip-expressions.com. The 1001 Nights dance showcase will also include performances from Hip Expressions students, teachers and professional dancers. The 1001 Nights show takes place on the second Friday of each month. A full menu is available at the show, as well as a full bar with the finest Eastern European vodkas and beer. For reservations, call 363-3832. For performance or vending space, call 727-251-5241.
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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)537-6150 145. Unfurnished Houses2BR/1BA +FLORIDA ROOM, Laundry Room, Tiled Floors, Large Backyard. Quiet Seminole Neighborhood, Walk To Mall. Pets Okay. $1,100/Month Annual. Available 7/1. (727)488-1111. CLW/ PP, 2BR/2BA/1CG, 55+ Community. Updated, Granite Kitchen, all Appliances, W/D Hook-up, Basic Cable, Clubhouse, Pool. $1,200/Month Annual. (727)430-4410 SEMINOLE: 3BR/2BA/1CG Bayhaven, remodeled, bonus room, no smoking or dogs, fenced yard. $1,350/month, annual. (727)398-7550. 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN 2BR/2BA, Rear Screened Porch, 3rd Floor Pool View. No Pets. Annual lease. $850/Month.Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339 LARGO, CORNER UNIT CONDO 55+ 2BR/2BA, Great Location. All Amenities, No Pets/ Smoking. $850/Per Month. Year Lease Plus Deposit. (727)481-8891 INDIAN ROCKS BEACH 2BR/1BA, 2nd Floor, Covered Parking, Walk To Beach, Lease, Non-smoker. Background Check Required. $1,300/Mo. Includes Utilities (727)743-5959 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 874SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, $800/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE: Deerwood Gardens Refurbished 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, New Kitchen Appliances, Vaulted Ceiling, Patio, Balcony, Covered Parking, W/D, Pool, Clubhouse. $1,000/Mo. (727)397-5571. 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $189/Week. 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Exp. 7-15-14 July 4th Weekend$3Margaritas til 6pm 5 Minutes From Beaches 8556 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL727-498-8787Seminoles Only Ladies & Gentlemens Club @ Treasure Chest Cabaret Full Liquor Bar Premium & Top Shelf Liquors Happy Hour No Cover Noon 7pm $2 Beers Hottest Girls In Tampa Bay! Lavish Private V.I.P. Suites FREE Admission with this AD!050114 Sunday $100 Bottles Monday $10 Buckets (Domestic Beer)Wednesday Country Night $5 Fireballs Madeira Way welcomes the second Madeira Beach Craft Festival By LEE CLARK ZUMPEMADEIRA BEACH 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 for 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. In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, the largest producer of craft fairs throughout the country. The festival will feature a wide variety of craft media including 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. Following is a partial list of exhibitors scheduled to participate in this years craft festival: 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 Gulfport 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 of Seminole Home goods According to American Craft Endeavors, the jury process is ongoing and this list of exhibitors has not been finalized. Annette and Gerry Kapfer of St. Pete Beach have become regular exhibitors at American Craft Endeavors shows. According to her website, Annette spent most of her childhood and early teenage years just outside of Oslo, Norway, where she fell in love with nature and the ever changing oceans. Long summers days on the water was spent digging by the shore and exploring sea life, Annette said in her artist biography. After college and marriage, my husband and I decided city life was no longer on top of our list. I missed the sounds and smell of salt water and could not really get used to New York City. We packed up and left New York for Florida and St. Pete Beach. Already a long time collector of glass objects, it was a natural transition for Annette to create her own aquariums in her studio using dichroic glass. The magical properties of this glass with its bright colors and intense reflective qualities are the perfect palette for capturing the spirit of the restless ocean and its communities of colorful sea creatures, she said. My kiln-fused dichroic glass is creatively patch-worked, almost quilted, creating 3D views of natures art. Each piece is signed, individually handmade and completely unique. Using only the highest quality art glass, Annette creates each piece using a technique similar to that of a mosaic artist. Each piece is fired and carefully annealed to eliminate stress in the glass and to ensure strength and durability so your customers can consider them heirloom quality, she explained. While my technique is time consuming, the results are appreciated as stunning earrings and pendants are admired by jewelry collectors and nature lovers alike. Annette resides in St. Pete Beach with her husband Gerry, their daughter Karianne and their dachshund Bubba. Another Pinellas crafter participating in this years festival is Robin Short of Gulfport. Short has been quilting and sewing for most of her life and has been inspired by her mother, Ellen Plankey, who is a well-known award winning artist. Short loves putting together great fabrics, colors and high quality products to create usable, and unique items for her customers. Short has been exhibiting her work with American Craft Endeavors for more than five years. Artist Rasa Saldaitis of Pinellas Park was born in 1965 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since the seventh grade, art was one of my specialties and I have loved art ever since, Saldaitis said in a biography that appears on her website. By the eighth grade, I was attending art school and graduated top of my class. She went on to attend the V. Muchina Academy of Applied Arts University in St. Petersburg, Russia, studying realistic drawing and painting. From 1984 to 1989, she was being trained to be an instructor at Siauliai Pedagogical University in Siauliai, Lithuania. During that time, I competed in many art competitions and student art shows, Saldaitis said. With my high grades I was very successful in my shows and competitions. I received my masters degree from Siauliai Pedagogical University in 1989. She and her husband began exhibiting and selling their artwork in eastern and western Europe, eventually opening their own art studio in 1991 becoming one of the first private business owners to establish a business after the Soviet Union collapsed. In 1994, the couple and their two children moved to the United States, first settling in Chicago, Illinois and later relocating to Pinellas. We continued to create and sell our art work in galleries as well as art festivals, Saldaitis said. My oil and acrylic paintings represent my love for color and the world around me. I feel that every artist dips his brush in his soul and paints his own nature into his paintings. Richard D. Wise is a nature photographer based in Lady Lake. Wise has been in the photographic business for 40 years, serving as a Navy photographer in Vietnam and later as an aerial photographer in the Pacific and in Washington, D.C. Wise photographed former President Nixons inauguration and other political events. He also worked as a photographic technician for NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland. Because of his lifelong outdoor background, Wise eventually gravitated to the world of nature photography. His photographs have been published in magazines, calendars, and have earned high honors in regional photography competitions. American 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. 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, visit www.artfestival.com.Photo by RICHARD D. WISERichard Wise plans on exhibiting his breathtaking nature photography such as this beach scene at this years Madeira Beach Craft Festival July 5-6. Photo by ROBIN SHORTRobin Short of Gulfport brings her functional fabric art such as this insulated bottle carrier to the Madeira Beach Craft Festival July 5-6.Museum of Fine Arts, Tampa Museum of Art celebrate Chinese rock and rollST. PETERSBURG Chinese rock and roll takes center stage with a lecture by author/musician Jonathan Campbell and the first concert in the area by ReTROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues). These special events will be presented in conjunction with the major exhibition, My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, which continues at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Museum of Art through Sunday, Sept. 28. Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll An Introduction to Chinas Contemporary Music Scene by Jonathan Campbell, will be presented Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. Cost to attend the lecture is $5 and includes admission to the entire museum. Campbell lived in Beijing from 2000 to 2010 and was immersed in the rock scene as a drummer, chronicler, promoter, agent and friend. His writing has appeared in a range of international publications. He has booked Chinese tours for dozens of bands from around the world and taken Chinese bands to Europe and the United States. The lecture will focus on the history of yaogun (Chinese rock), which emerged not from underground music scenes, but from a near vacuum after the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and its resulting disillusionment. Campbell has attended international music conferences as part of Chinese delegations and preached the yaogun gospel at music and literary festivals, schools, universities and venues around the globe. He has been called a stalwart of the Chinese music scene, an instrumental behind-thescenes (figure), the busiest man in Beijing showbiz, and the Dr. [Norman] Bethune of Chinas rock scene. He now lives in Toronto. Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll is Campbells first book. Copies will be available for purchase in the museum store. He will sign copies after his lecture. For information, visit jonathanwcampbell.com. Coinciding with the museums recurring UNCHartTED Random Acts of Culture, which are presented third Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., ReTROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) will perform offsite Thursday, July 17, 7 to 11 p.m., at Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $12 for the concert only or $15 for a combo ticket that includes the concert and lecture by Jonathan Campbell on July 16 at the MFA. Tickets can be purchased online at www.finearts.org/red-rock/, at the MFA, or at the door the night of the performance. ReTROS released their debut EP, Cut Off, on Modern Sky Records in 2005. During the recording sessions, the group attracted the attention of the legendary Brian Eno, who provided guest keyboards on several tracks. ReTROS has combed the Internet (which is strictly regulated in China), black-market CDs, mix-tapes and the music they have heard abroad for inspiration. Frontman Hua Dong cites bands like Bauhaus, Joy Division, Television, and Pere Ubu as some of his greatest influences. Raised by Nanjing intellectuals, Hua Dong was exposed to rock at an early age and began writing songs and playing instruments in his teens. After studying abroad in Germany, he returned to Nanjing, where he began drumming for seminal Chinese rockers PK14. He met bassist Liu Min in the Nanjing underground music scene, and the pair eventually drifted to Beijing in 2003, where they were introduced to drummer Ma Hui. Hua Dong switched to guitar, and the indie-rock band Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues was born. The trio soon began electrifying Beijing audiences with their darkly riveting, powerful performances. In 2007, ReTROS toured the United States and performed at SXSW (South by Southwest Festival) in Austin, which garnered press in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Village Voice, among others. While in New York, the band appeared on ABCs The Mix and was later featured on NPR. ReTROS has since released its first fulllength album, Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises.