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Photo courtesy of ST. CECELIA SCHOOLBrody Imse, left, of Largo, and Senai Aller of Tampa were all smiles on the first day of school at St. Cecelia Inerparochial Catholic School in Clearwater Aug. 18.The start of school Brown to be Largos next mayorCarroll joins commission; six other candidates to run for three seats By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Chiropractor and current Commissioner Woody Brown will be the next mayor of Largo. His new job will start in November. Im happy to be given the opportunity. I think it will increase my workload, but I look forward to the challenge, Brown said. Brown, 44, said he was pleased that the economy and with it property values was improving the outlook for the city. I think the next two years in Largo are looking pretty positive, he said. We dont have to make millions of dollars in cuts this year, and I hope that continues. Former Largo Police Chief John Carroll, 55, will take Browns place in Seat 6. He will be one of at least two new members on the Largo Commission this year. Brown and Carroll remained unopposed in their respective races when the qualifying period ended Aug. 15. Six other candidates qualified to run for three other seats up for election this year. A total of eight candidates spoke well for the level of interest in Largo politics, Brown said. Id like to think that those that might have run for mayor are confident in the job that Ill do, he said. Brown will be filling the last two years of a fouryear term left vacant by outgoing Mayor Pat Gerard, who is running for county commission. Gerard resigned her position effective Nov. 11, Largo welcomes new firefightersFive new firefighters were sworn into duty Aug. 19. ... Page 4A.LARGO BUSINESS POLICE BEATPolice investigate sexual assaultLargo police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in the general area of Sixth Street Northwest and West Bay Drive. According to the police report, an unknown male suspect entered a residence armed with a knife and sexually battered the victim around 5:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18. ... Page 5A.Two earn White Dove awardsTrust Business Services recently recognized two women for going above and beyond in their service to others as part of the White Dove Service Awards recognition program at the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce luncheon. ... Page 11A.COMMUNITYUnemployment is up in JulyPinellas Countys not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July is up to 6.4 percent, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. ... Page 12A.Chamber celebrates those who inspire Seven honored during annual luncheon ... Page 9A. Also, Eight OClock Theatre opens August: Osage County this weekend ... Page 1B.Legendary drummer to bring largest drum set to Largo Volume XXXVII,No. 5 August 21, 2014 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorne y and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 080714 Exp. 9-15-14Exp. 9-15-14Exp. 9-15-14 Exp. 9-15-14SPA 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. 9/15/14080714 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Woody Brown John CarrollWeekly Largo market to debut By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO A new weekly produce market will open in Largo Central Park next month. Sunset Market will debut Friday, Sept. 5, 3 to 7 p.m., in parking lot No. 1, at southwest corner of East Bay and Central Park drives. A ribbon cutting will take place at 2:30 p.m. Every Friday through May, vendors will offer vegetables, fruits, raw local honey, herbal teas and wild-caught seafood as well as organic body products, essential oils, arts and crafts. The new market will be run by Jennifer McCafferty of Ruskin, an entrepreneur who first organized a market in Sun City Center last year as a side activity to her promotional products business. Her business, Jens Market Place, has grown to encompass markets in Apollo Beach and the nearby community of Waterset as well an upcoming market in Bradenton. The next thing you know, Well, were going to Largo! McCafferty said. Our dance cards full for a while. Thats eight markets a month. The residents of Largo have been asking for a fresh produce market on the citys last several Community Values survey. Last year, local artist Tanya Pistillo organized the monthly Ulmer Park Market. A produce vendor selling from Ulmer Park, who also was working with McCafferty at one of her markets, told 911 system back up; outage under investigation By SUZETTE PORTERLARGO Pinellas Countys new consolidated Regional 911 Center is up and running again after apparent lightning strikes shut down operations for approximately 45 minutes Friday morning. The center reopened in the new Public Safety Complex at 9 a.m. Saturday, Bruce Moeller, interim chief of staff, said Sunday afternoon. Everything is back up and functioning. Everything is fine, Moeller said. He explained the sequence of events from Friday. A few minutes after 11 (a.m.), Sunstar, which is 2 miles west (of the Public Safety Complex), had a lightning strike, he said. Staff at Sunstar heard and saw it as it happened, Moeller said. The lightning caused a small fire in the wall and the phone systems went down. Sunstar is located at 12490 Ulmerton Road. A few minutes later, the 911 Center at the Public Safety Complex, 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo, also took a strike. Shortly thereafter, there may have been a second strike. Dispatchers in the room, which has small windows, heard and saw a flash. They had static on their headphones, which indicated a technical or electrical problem in the system, Moeller said. No calls were coming through. Staff began procedures to move operations to the backup location. But when they called Sunstar to let them know that Verizon would be rerouting calls to that location, They said no, wait, wait, we just got hit, Moeller said. Staff then notified St. Petersburg police that countywide 911 operations needed to move to its Emergency Communication Center. St. Petersburg began receiving and processing all emergency medical, fire and law enforcement calls for the county about 12:05 p.m. Staff from the countys center was sent to assist. St. Petersburgs Emergency Communications Center and the countys consolidated Public Safety Complex are designed to provide redundant backup capabilities for continuity of operations in the event of disasters or major system failures, such as was encountered today, according to a media release from St. Petersburg PD. Moeller said the backup plan with St. Petersburg worked just as it was intended. He said the plan was similar to the mutual aid system for emergencies throughout the county. Moeller said although St. Petersburgs communication centerCity approves EMS funding agreement By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The Largo Commission gave its approval Aug. 19 to a hard-fought agreement with Pinellas County that provides three years of funding for the citys emergency medical services services. Its been a long road. Im glad that we were able to work this out, Commissioner Robert Murray said, before addressing Fire Chief Shelby Willis. Are you happy with this? he asked. Willis gave a relieved smile. Yes, I am, she said. Its 180 degrees from where we started. Largos funding agreement will mimic the model the county negotiated for the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue department. The city will have an option for a two-year extension of the agreement after the initial three years. Largo agreed to a 5 percent reduction in EMS funding from the county in the first year, the majority of which naturally occurred due to decreased personnel, health care and pension costs, Willis said. For the upcoming fiscal year, the city will have to cut its budget by only about $16,000. In the second year, the city will see an 8 percent increase in funding, followed by a 6 percent increase if we need it for the third year of the agreement, Willis said. Additionally, the county has set aside a 1 percent reserve EMS fund for Largo. McCafferty what a great location Ulmer Park was. McCafferty came to check it out and determined that Ulmer Park was too small for her operation. She contacted Largo officials to find out about renting a different space to start her own market. I told them, Im self-contained. Really, you dont have to do anything except provide us the space. They were ecstatic, McCafferty said. Operating a market is a unique managerial enterprise, McCafferty said. Her husband Dan partially came out of retirement to help his wife. Its hard work. We set up tents. We walk the market. Were very visible on site, saidPhoto by JULIANA A. TORRESJennifer McCafferty will bring the weekly Sunset Market to Largo Central Park starting Friday, Sept. 5 through May. 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Expires 9/6/1412495 Seminole Blvd., Largo VACUUMBOUTIQUE& GIF TS727-584-0532082114 City calendar City calendarHighland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Labor Day poolside picnicLARGO Bring the family and a blanket and enjoy your own picnic basket by the pool, during an extended three-hour session at Highland Family Aquatic Center Monday, Sept. 1, noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy a special family and friends discount admission. Do not bring alcohol or glass into the facility. Splashs Snack Bar will be open. Learn soccer at HighlandLARGO Register for Largos Instructional Soccer Program, where children will learn the skills of soccer through instruction and games, at Highland Recreation Complex. This program includes 45 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of game time. Games begin Saturday, Sept. 6. Cost is $45. Register for Mother Son Messy MadnessLARGO Registration has opened for the city of Largos third annual Mother Son Messy Madness Saturday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. The special night is just for moms and sons ages 5 to 13. This years theme is Down on the Farm. Dinner, dessert and messy, high-energy games, for moms and sons, are all included. Bring towels, as Largo Fire Rescue will be on site with a fire truck to help spray participants clean after the activities. The cost is $25 per couple and $8 for each additional son. Spaces are limited. Register at Highland Recreation Complex; the deadline is Friday, Sept. 12. 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.com or LargoPools.com.Sign up for free VPK with Largo LARGO The city of Largo is offering free voluntary prekindergarten, or VPK, at Southwest Recreation Complex. The high quality, licensed program geared toward the joy of learning for ages 4 to 6 is offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Before care, from 8 a.m., and the wrap-around program, until 4 p.m., also will be offered. Participants must have completed certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition and complete registration packet that is available at the Southwest Complex.Reserve a table at the Community Garage SaleLARGO Tables at Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale are now on sale. Tables cost $9 each and are limited to two per person. The complex will do all the advertising, setup, and clean up for the event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to noon, at 13120 Vonn Road. Space is limited. Set up on the day of the event begins at 7:15 a.m. This event includes free chair massages, health screenings, giveaways and back-to-school physicals as well as an open house. Explore all of the benefits that Southwest Recreation can offer with instructor demos, food, giveaways and more.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Women and Wealth Workshop offeredLARGO Gene A. Melamud, MBA, CFP of Raymond James Investments will be leading a workshop on financial planning for women Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2 to 3 p.m., at Largo Community Center. An estimated 60 percent of American women manage the financial affairs for their household. Topics for this workshop include the Social Security gap; how stocks, bonds and other investments work; issues of divorce or widowhood and what to expect from a financial adviser. The workshop is free for Largo residents and costs $3 for nonresidents. 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For more information, call Maria Erickson at 813-431-7372 or visit MeditationInTampaBay.org.Daddy-Daughter dance features lower priceLARGO The Largo Community Center will host the 37th annual Daddy Daughter Date Night Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 to 8 p.m. This years theme is Fiesta, Fiesta. Fathers and daughters of all ages will enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and games. Girls will be able to design maracas and try their hand at a piata. This year, the event will cost less: only $39 per couple and $12 for each additional daughter. Tickets for this event are now on sale and can be purchased at any of the citys recreation facilities. Largo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.SPAF to host annual gala fundraiserLARGO The Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation will present Dream Makers, the 18th annual fundraiser gala for the Largo Cultural Center, on Saturday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, full course dinner, entertainment, silent auctions and dancing. Tickets are $125 a person. To purchase tickets, call 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com. SPAF is passionate about meeting the need for arts education in the community and proceeds from this event go directly to the organizations mission. The Largo Cultural Center with financial assistance from SPAF provides experiences, which cut across cultural, social, ethnic, age, educational and economic barriers. For sponsorship opportunities, call Steven Rodriquez at 593-2000 or email Steven@SWRandAssociates.com.
4A Largo Leader, August 21, 2014used different software, the countys software had already been downloaded into St. Petersburgs system, so calls could immediately be rerouted and staff could go to work. The estimated time that calls did not go through was 40 to 45 minutes, Moeller said. We want to thank St. Petersburg Police Department. They stepped right up and we were able to route the calls to them, said Mary Burrell, public information manager with Pinellas County Communications. The backup location at Sunstar was operational again by about 9 p.m. Friday and calls were rerouted to that location. By Saturday morning, the primary system was back online at the Public Safety Complex. Three lightning strikes are not all that unusual, but for them to occur and damage phone systems in two different places was not something expected, Moeller said. Staff is still investigating to find out exactly what happened. Computer cards in three servers were damaged and all had to be replaced. Moeller pointed out that the lightning had not affected radio operations. Radio remained fine the whole time, he said. Moeller said the building was equipped with surge protection and there is surge protection in the room where the computers are located as well as the cabinets that hold the computers. Somehow, for reasons we dont understand yet, that wasnt enough, Moeller said. Were looking at it. Fridays 911 outage was the first in more than 25 years, he said. The new center opened July 23 with all new equipment, which is the same brand just new technology, Moeller said. He said the new technology is in use in hundreds of call centers throughout the country. Moeller said county staff isnt aware of any adverse outcome from the service outage. Clearly some calls would have been unanswered, he said. This is the second incident with the 911 phone system since the center opened less than a month ago. Moeller said late in the night Saturday, Aug. 15, through early morning Sunday, Aug. 16, some 911 callers received a busy signal after a router malfunctioned at Verizons central office in Tampa. He said most had redialed 911 and the calls had gone through. It was not a catastrophic failure, he said. Verizon identified the problem and replaced the router. He said eight people had informed county staff they had problems calling 911 and staff had learned of a few others having issues from other sources. Moeller has called a meeting on Monday morning with Verizon, Duke Energy, 911 center staff, the countys Business Technology staff and the contractor in charge of building the new Public Safety Complex. Were going to do a thorough review, he said. Were going to figure out what happened and make the system better, stronger, he said. Burrell suggested that the public might want to keep nonemergency numbers to local police and fire departments on hand just in case. Moeller agreed that was a good plan. Having nonemergency numbers available is something everyone should have for times there is no emergency (but they need assistance), he said. In this case, my guess would be that there were some who called (those numbers). He estimates it will take at least a week maybe up to a month before there are answers and potential solutions for Fridays outage. Were going to find out what happened and were going to move forward, he said. Every indication is that this was caused by a direct lightning strike. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESTelecommunicators for Pinellas Countys new consolidated Regional 911 Center located on the third floor of the Public Safety Complex, 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo, returned to their workstations Aug. 17. This photo was taken during a tour of the facility July 31.Jennifer, adding that the effort is worth it. We have a ball. McCafferty has a vendor list of about 160 small businesses shes worked with, some of whom travel from Bradenton, Sarasota or Kissimmee to participate in different markets. Shes hoping to start Sunset Market with 30 to 40 different vendors. The focus will be on produce and organic products. McCafferty strives for a 60-40 ratio with the majority of her vendors selling produce or organics and only 40 percent of the market dedicated to art and craft vendors. The market will offer several ways for commercial business to advertise as well as two free spaces per market reserved for nonprofit entities. McCafferty said the nonprofit spaces arent for religious or political organizations and must be approved by the city. Each quarter, McCafferty donates a portion of her proceeds to a local nonprofit. Her operation is a for-profit business, but she makes very little off the markets themselves. Its a community service in so many ways. I still maintain my main business. That has allowed me to grow (the markets), she said. Now this is starting to make enough money to fund itself. Aside from the physical work, McCafferty pays for insurance, banners and posters as well as things like picnic tables she needs to set up the market. The city of Largo is helping by posting advertising in the community centers and advertising the market on the Largo Central Park marquee. And McCafferty joined the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. Everyones been very, very supportive, she said. The experience of meeting the different vendors who travel and sell their wares at community markets has been an interesting one for the McCaffertys. Many have stories like Jennifer, who had to come with a new plan after she lost her corporate job working for a top promotional products company. Theres so many people who had to reinvent themselves from when everything went upsy-daisy, she said. Were not all real young people anymore. Dan said he has been surprised by many of the vendors stories. An 86-year-old man who used to be a lion tamer for a circus in London has been traveling the market circuit for 54 years. A teacher with two masters degrees recently returned with her husband from a summer trip through Ecuadorian villages to collect the jewelry she sells. A master beekeeper brings some of his bees when the weathers good and teaches honey customers everything they might want to know about bees. A lot of these people choose to do this for a living. And theyre highly educated and well traveled, Dan said. Theres no entry fee for the pet-friendly Sunset Market and parking will be free. For more information, visit jens-market.com or contact Jennifer McCafferty at 813-846-1316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Saturday marketFor her part, Pistillo ran into parking difficulties on West Bay Drive as the Ulmer Park Market grew. We lost a lot of customers because people couldnt figure out where to park, she said. Hosting the market at a city park also became a conflict of interest when she began to work as a parks division employee. For the last market before the summer, Pistillo moved the operation to Our Savior Lutheran Church at 4825 E. Bay Drive. The Saturday market will start up again in October on Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church offers more space and lots more parking, Pistillo said. I think, all-in-all, its working out for the betterment of everyone, vendors included, she said. So far this year, 24 vendors have confirmed their participation in the first Saturday market of the season. Pistillo also said the market will feature live music from local artists. The two East Bay Drive markets, at opposite ends of Largo, will complement each other. Pistillo said she planned to participate in the Sunset Market, especially on the Friday before her own market. Were going to do some things to help each other out, she said. To participate, call Tanya Pistillo at 465-8558. Sunset MarketWhen: Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. Where: Largo Central Park, parking lot No. 1, corner of East Bay and Central Park drives More info: 813-846-1316 or email@example.com.Saturday marketWhen: Second Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4825 E. Bay Drive More info: 465-8558 or hope firstname.lastname@example.orgAt a glance MARKET, from page 1A OUTAGE, from page 1ABefore the city meeting Aug. 19, Pinellas County Interim Chief of Staff Bruce Moeller asked county commissioners to approve the agreements with the municipalities, as well as permission for the fire districts and cities to submit for EMS allowable costs. So now, as long as we stay within our budget we can submit for a portion of the station maintenance pest control, lawn maintenance, electricity, Willis said. Weve never been able to do that. Were very excited. Commissioner Curtis Holmes asked what changed that allowed more EMS funding as compared to when the county was claiming they would go broke if they ponied up to the bar. What happened to them that they all of sudden found this pot of money thats avoiding the apocalypse? he asked. Willis said the budgets came in flat, and Mayor Pat Gerard pointed out that the new county administrator, Mark Woodard, had adopted a bit more cooperative attitude than his predecessor. City Attorney Alan Zimmet, who despite the countys initial protest that he had a conflict of interest, was able to help fine-tune the agreement said it was the Largo commissioners action that helped. The city passed a resolution following state statute chapter 164 that began the conflict resolution process with the county. The adoption of 164 resolution seemed to turn the tide and changed the attitudes, Zimmet said. I think there was some information that was conveyed to the county commission that previously they werent aware of.Other actionDuring the Aug. 19 meeting, commissioners praised City Manager Mac Craig for his integrity and another stellar year of calm, steady leadership, as Gerard put it. Craig scored a 4.8 out of 5 on his annual evaluation. Commissioners approved a 3 percent pay raise for the city manager, equal to the proposed raise of other city employees not represented by a union. Commissioners also approved the hiring of ISI Water Company, which will review the citys utility accounts for discrepancies and be paid only if they find a billing mistake or an unauthorized wastewater connection for which the city is not being paid. Finance Director Jim Adams said the city has never hired an outside company for a close review of its utility billing services. ISI Water Company did the same service for Pinellas County and found $223,000 in billing discrepancies. The company is paid 46 percent of the newly collected funds for three years after finding them. I happened to like this thing. Even at 46 percent, this is found money, Holmes commented. The city also agreed to pay consultant Kimley-Horn and Associates $44,500 to analyze the eligibility of an expanded Clearwater-Largo Road redevelopment district, funded with tax increment funding. The commission has expressed interest in using dedicated funding to stimulate economic growth in that area. Commissioners also gave final approval, with a 6-1 vote, of two-year extension of the deadline by which point businesses must convert their poles signs to monument signs. The sign ordinance also was changed to allow any annexed business properties coming into the city 10 years to convert any nonconforming signs. The commission also gave their initial approval to sell a miscellaneous, 0.014acre property, originally deeded to the city by the county. The owner of the adjacent property has been maintaining the small piece of land and asked to buy it from the city for $2,000. CANDIDATES, from page 1Aa week after Election Day. Carroll said he would use his experience as police chief to focus on leadership as opposed to management. I believe that management is about things and leadership is about people. So public service to the citizens of Largo to me is going to be about problem solving and getting things done and having some vision (and a) long range plan and try to inspire or help inspire city staff and the community to get behind those things, he said. Brown raised a little more than $5,000 in campaign funds, the fundraising goal he set himself for the pre-qualifying period. He said he is pleased that he is able to donate those funds to local charitable organizations. Carroll said he only loaned himself enough campaign funds to pay petition verification fees.The other seatsThe race for Largos Seat 1 will pit incumbent Michael Smith, running for his second term, against Bronson O Oudshoff, who was the last candidate to declare his intentions to run for office. Smith, 33, is a librarian in the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park and lifetime Pinellas County resident. Oudshoff is a clinical research coordinator for a group of local urologists. He is a native Floridian who has lived in Largo for 15 years. He attended the University of South Florida as well as St. Petersburg College. According to a press release from the candidate, Oudshoff will work for lower taxes and prioritized spending, ensuring adequate funding for police, fire and local control of economic development. Oudshoff is married to Misty, and they have four children. He is very active in his church, Abundant Life Ministries, and a precinct leader for the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee. The race for Seat 2, left open by Commissioner Robert Murray whos retiring, will feature political newcomers Samantha Fenger and Daniel Ruffner. Fenger, 35, has worked in government and nonprofit sector before attending the Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute and hitting the campaign trail. Ruffner, 47, is the vice president of a BB&T branch in Largo and a graduate of Largo High School. The slate of candidates Bronson O Oudshoff Michael Smith Samantha Fenger Daniel Ruffner Harriet Crozier Donna Holck Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 5In Seat 5, longtime incumbent Harriet Crozier will square off against Donna Holck, who was the last to be confirmed by the city clerks office as a candidate. Crozier, 70, is a retired office manager who has served as a Largo elected official for a combine total of 20 years. Holck, 51, owns a tax consulting company and said she believes in term limits. The city election will coincide with the countywide election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, with early voting beginning Monday, Oct. 20. EMS, from page 1A Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESLargo Fire Chief Shelby Willis, center, poses with new firefighters, from left, paramedics Sladen Madzar and Oscar Campanini, EMTs Trevor Blackwelder and Matthew Smith and paramedic Edgar Bernier after the five were sworn into their new positions at Largo City Hall Aug. 19.New firefightersWest Bay Drive to close for track repairsLARGO Beginning Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m., West Bay Drive in Largo will be fully closed to through traffic between Seminole Boulevard and Clearwater-Largo Road due to CSX railroad track repairs. The public is advised to use extreme caution, observe detours and expect delays and congestion for seven to 10 days following the road closure. Message boards will be posted and businesses will remain open to local traffic. Pedestrians are not allowed in the construction work zone and are advised to avoid this area. The city of Largo asks the public for their patience during this roadway improvement project. For more information, visit Largo.com.Reminder Map courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOThe part of West Bay Drive marked in yellow will be closed for repairs to the CSX railroad track for seven to 10 days starting Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. Largo welcomes hawks LARGO The McGough Nature Park will formally welcome home two redshouldered hawks to their new home and introduce the birds of prey to the community Saturday, Sept. 20, 3 to 6 p.m., at 11901 146th St. N The center will reveal the winning name of the male red-shoulder hawk and sharing the story of the birds journey. This free event will be an educational opportunity to learn about birds of prey and conservation. Call 518-3027.
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He was last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, mask and dark-colored pants. Anyone who may have been in the area and saw someone fitting the description is asked to call the Largo Police Department at 587-6730. Detectives are working on the case and following up on any leads.Coast Guard rescues eight off Anclote KeyTARPON SPRINGS Eight people were rescued by Coast Guard boat and aircrews near Anclote Key early Friday morning. At midnight, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, received a report of an unstable raft with four people aboard, approximately 1 mile northeast of Anclote Key. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station at Sand Key and a helicopter rescue crew were launched to respond to the report. At around 12:50 a.m. Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Pasco County dispatch reporting three people stranded on the Anclote Key beach with the water rising. Due to dense vegetation, the people on the island were unable to get to higher ground. 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Police beat Police beatPinellas inmate found dead in his cellCLEARWATER Detention deputies discovered an inmate hanging in a single-person cell in the maximum-security section of the Pinellas County Jail about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Detention deputies called medical staff and fire rescue, but efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful, according to a sheriffs report. Larry Kobielnik, 37, was pronounced dead at the jail. Sheriffs Homicide Detectives and the Administrative Investigation Division are investigating the death, per agency policy and procedure. Kobielnik was convicted Aug. 13 on charges of sexual battery and falsely personating an officer. His sentencing hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 14. Kobielnik was accused of kidnapping and sexual battery after picking up a woman in Clearwater about 2:30 a.m. July 26 and taking her to a private residence in Dunedin. According to Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives, the unidentified victim was walking in the area of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Highlands Avenue in Clearwater when the suspect approached her in his vehicle. The suspect asked the victim if she needed a ride and she got in his vehicle. After traveling a few blocks, the victim asked the suspect to stop the vehicle. Kobielnik reportedly refused to stop. He then showed the victim a handgun and a police badge, stating the victim was under arrest. The suspect continued driving to a house in Dunedin where he then sexually battered the victim. The victim was held in the house for several hours until the suspect fell asleep and she was able to escape. Upon her leaving the house, the victim was able to get the vehicles tag number, which she provided to detectives. Kobielnik denied the allegations when he was interviewed by detectives. Larry Kobielnik eTwo arrested for DUI manslaughterCLEARWATER Two individuals were charged with DUI manslaughter Aug. 13 in connection with the death of 17-year-old Patrick McClean, who was killed while crossing Gulf Boulevard March 22 in St. Pete Beach. According to investigators with Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, McClean was crossing Gulf Boulevard about 12:44 a.m. when a 2011 Hyundai driven by Patsy Harris, 50, of Tierra Verde, struck him. McLean also was run over by a 2008 Volkswagen being driven by Sean Daniel, 27, of Tampa. McClean was pronounced dead at the scene. According to deputies, both drivers showed signs of impairment at the time of the crash. Arrest warrants were issued for Harris and Daniel on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Harris and Daniel turned themselves in at the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater Wednesday morning. Harris was charged with one count of DUI manslaughter. She was released on $100,000 bond. Daniel was charged with one count of DUI manslaughter and one count driving while license suspended or revoked. His bond was set at $100,500. Man, dog found dead in Dunedin homeDUNEDIN A man and his dog were found dead inside a residence when Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies responded to a fire in the home about 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Detectives assigned to the Arson and Auto Theft Unit and the Robbery/Homicide Unit are currently investigating the fire that occurred at the Scottish Towers II, 444 North Paula Drive in Dunedin. According to investigators, the fire appears to have started near the bed in the studio apartment. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Deputies say the fire is not suspicious in nature. Ronald Riley, 54, and his dog Niles were found deceased inside the apartment. Deputies say there was a working smoke alarm. Visit www.TBNweekly.com
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Florida Red Tide, aka karenia brevis, produces a brevetoxin that can kill fish, birds and marine mammals; cause health problems for humans; and adversely affect local economies, according to the information from the Florida Wildlife Research Institute. Water samples collected since the Aug. 8 report found very low concentrations of red tide offshore Pinellas County in two locations. Four samples collected inshore of Manatee and Sarasota counties and one sample collected offshore of Wakulla County contained background concentrations. No bloom concentrations of red tide have been detected alongshore or inshore of any of the areas sampled, according to the Aug. 15 report. Forecasts by the Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show slow southeast movement of water where the bloom was last detected. Additional samples collected throughout the state week did not contain red tide. Red tide is a naturally occurring organism. The blooms, which happen when there are unusually high concentrations, have been reported in the Gulf of Mexico since the 1500s. Some scientists believe pollution is a cause of blooms of red tide and other algae. Pinellas Countys fertilizer ban is a tool local officials are using to reduce pollution in local waterways and the Gulf of Mexico. Experts say that excess nutrients, which can come from misuse of fertilizers, contribute to harmful algae blooms, such as red tide. Pinellas County law bans the sale and use of any lawn or landscape fertilizer with nitrogen or phosphorous from June 1 to Sept. 30. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ environment/watershed/fertilizer .htm. FWC and scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota will continue monitoring the current red tide bloom. Water samples were collected Aug. 19 as part of the FWC-Mote Cooperative Red Tide Program. Mote reported that Waldo, an autonomous underwater vehicle, had arrived back at Motes main campus in Sarasota Aug. 13. Scientists will study water samples and other data collected during the robots zig-zagging journey over 140 miles from the central part of the bloom to beyond the last known position of the southern edge. It is important to monitor south of the blooms last known edge (offshore of northern Pinellas County) because recent forecasts suggest it will move slowly south and southeast parallel to the coast, Mote officials said.Map courtesy of FWCThe latest report of water samples collected by the Florida Wildlife Commission detected very low concentrations of red tide in two areas offshore Pinellas County. Lower cost vehicle registration in the mailCLEARWATER Residents visiting the Pinellas County Tax Collectors Office to renew their vehicle registration after Sept. 1 may be pleasantly surprised. The legislature passed Senate Bill 156, which lowers the cost of motor vehicle registration fees for Florida residents beginning Sept. 1. It is estimated that Florida vehicle owners will save approximately $400 million a year. In a proactive effort Diane Nelson, Pinellas County Tax Collector, is mailing September renewals later than normal to reduce confusion and help residents take advantage of the new lower fees. She wants to give residents every opportunity to take advantage of the savings this legislation offers. Nelson said, I would be disheartened if someone with a September renewal accidentally renewed their vehicle registration before the first and missed out on the opportunity to save money because they were not informed of the new fee structure. All September renewals were mailed Monday, Aug. 18, and included an informational insert about the reduced fee structure. Residents will be able to renew their registrations at the new lower rates beginning Monday, Sept. 1, online, and Tuesday, Sept. 2, in branch offices. Tax Collector offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. However, residents are encouraged to renew online at taxcollect.com, where they may print a renewal confirmation receipt. For more information, visit www.taxcollect.com.PSTA begins public records initiativeST. PETERSBURG Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority launched a new transparency initiative Aug. 7 that puts all public records requests online for the public to view. The action makes PSTA the first public transit agency in Florida and one of Tampa Bays first governmental agencies to puts its public records requests online. Users can visit psta.net/publicrecords.php and see all public records requests dating back to Jan. 1, 2014. The requests can be searched in real time, and details include the record requestors name, date of requests, topic of requests and completion status for all requests. We are proud to be one of the most transparent and open public services in Florida, and launching this new effort really amplifies that, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. 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Kimberly Home Thrift Shoppe Lacher McDonald & Company, CPAs Largo Cultural Center Liberty Bowling Lanes Made Clean Modern Business Associates TRUSTEE MyOfceProducts LLC NorthStar Bank Oak Manor Senior Living Community Pinecrest Place Retirement Community Pinellas County Economic Development PureLife Medi-Spa R. Davidson Insurance Agency R.S. Williams & Associates, Inc. St. Petersburg College (Seminole Campus) Steuer & Company, CPA Texas Cattle Company Vascular & Interventional Pavilion and Premier Vein Institute The Chamber salutes the following businesses and organizations that joined or renewed their association with the Chamber during the past month. For a complete listing of Preferred Chamber Businesses, stop by the office for a free copy of the Central Pinellas Business & Community Go-To Guide or visit the Chamber website at www.Cen tralChamber.biz.Supporting Business & Community Congratulations to Ambassador of the Month Tricia Kane of Piper Fire Protection. The Ambassadors are a dynamic team of business representatives who meet and contact Chamber members to educate and involve them about the organizations many activities. They also provide membership feedback and participate as greeters at Chamber events. Piper Fire Protection is a onestop shop. No matter what your fire protection needs, theyve got you covered! Piper Fire Protection is a family-owned and operatedAmbassador of the Monthcompany that has been in business since 1986. Call Tricia at 727-581-9339 for more information. The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce mission is to assist its member businesses be successful through innovative programs and services; strengthen partnerships between business and local, state and federal governments; create, inspire and facilitate community leadership; and foster a business climate that promotes integrity and excellence. Throughout its 62 year history, the Chamber has provided the necessary tools and resources to help businesses succeed. This includes networking leads groups, government advocacy and economic development initiatives in addition to programs and events focused on professional development. Most importantly, the Chamber consists of people who realize they can accomplish collectively what they cannot individually. If a Return on Involvement (ROI) is your approach to business and life in general, then youd be a welcome addition to the Chamber family. To become a Preferred Central Pinellas Business please visit www.Cen tralChamber.biz or call us at 727-584-2321.Chamber Annual Meeting on TapThe Chambers 62nd Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. It begins with registration and a coffee reception at 7:30 a.m. followed by breakfast and the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The event will feature a review of the Chambers continuing effort and plans for the upcoming year, and a salute to outgoing directors and recognition of new leadership. Award presentations will include the organizations prestigious Citizen of the Year, A Time to Celebrate: More than 200 business leaders attended last years Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast. Registration is now underway for this years event to be held Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort.Small Business Leader, Chamber Member of the Year and Silver Hammer for new construction projects. Regions Bank, Commercial Business Finance, Diagnostic Clinic and Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo are presenting sponsors. Cost of the meeting is $42 a person with tables of eight available for $320. Advance registration and payment is required by calling the Chamber at 584-2321 or online at www.CentralChamber.biz.Chamber Honors People Who Inspire Belleview Biltmore Golf Club to host B2B Happy HourThe Chamber will hold a B2B Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair. The B2B Happy Hour is an informal program providing the opportunity for Chamber members and guests to exchange business cards and become acquainted. Attendees who provide a door prize of $15 or more in value are provided a 60 second infomercial to spotlight their business. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for guests. Advance registration is strongly recommended. To register, call the Chamber at 584-2321 or email events@CentralChamber.biz. The Central Pinellas Chamber has begun accepting nominations for its esteemed Citizen of the Year and Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year awards. These celebrated presentations will take place at the chambers 62nd Annual Meeting on September 25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Citizen of the Year nominees must be living individuals who have focused attention and directed efforts in the Central Pinellas region that have brought acclaim or public notice; have outstanding achievement in community service; and have performed volunteer (uncompensated) services to the community. Offices/chairmanships of national, state and local civic and nonprofit organizations will be considered. Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year nominees must own a locally operated independent or franchised business with 50 or less fulltime employees and be an active member of the Chamber. A commitment to the community, as demonstrated by contributions of personal time and/or resources, and a proven commitment to local entrepreneurship/small business must also be demonstrated. Nomination deadline is Friday, August 29. For nomination forms and full criteria, visit the Chamber website www.CentralChamber.biz or email email@example.com.The Chamber recently honored several individuals for making a difference in peoples lives with its 6th Annual Inspire Awards ceremony. It was presented by the organizations Women in Business Council and the Greater Largo Library Foundation. This years Inspire recipients are Barbara Inman of Habitat For Humanity, Summer Dodge of YMCA of the Suncoast, Karis Turner of Camelot Community Care, Joan Byrne of the City of Largo, Gretchen Gallagher of SPCA Tampa Bay, Marty Lanahan of Regions Bank and Paul Gibson of Piper Fire Protection. Special thanks to the Inspire Award sponsors: Largo Medical Center, Greater Largo Library Foundation, DEX Imaging, T-Mobile, Grow Financial Credit Union, PureLife Medi-Spa and Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, PA.White Dove Service Awards WinnersThe Central Pinellas Chamber has partnered with Trust Business Systems to present its White Dove Service Award at the Chambers monthly meetings. The award recognizes people who make a difference in the community by going above and beyond in their service industry. At the Chambers Annual Inspire Awards Luncheon last week, the White Dove Service Award for June was presented to Jodi Avery of Keller Williams Realty and July to CC Culbreth from Proino Breakfast Club. Our congratulations to them! Each month there are a handful of nominees recognized for their white dove service either by Trust Business Systems employees or by people in the community. When a person is nominated for the award, the information about what they did and a photo is put on Trusts Facebook page. Each month one of the nominees is awarded a certificate and a $50 gift card. To nominate a person, simply go to Trust Business Systems Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/trustbiz. On the last Friday of the month a winner is selected and will be announced at the next Chamber business event. New Chamber members filled the board room for a Member Benefits Roundtable several days ago. Special thanks to Membership Benefits Program sponsor Glenn Fisher of Modern Business Associates and Breakfast/Coffee Sponsor Mia Loder Corrales of Ready Set Yo.Member Benefits Roundtable11th Annual Chamber Cup Golf TourneyWho will take home the big trophy this year?The outcome will be decided at the 11th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament presented by Clearwater Toyota on Friday, Oct. 10. It takes place, rain or shine, at The Bayou Club, 979 Bayou Club Blvd, Largo. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. and a 12 noon shotgun start. Cost is $125 a golfer or $500 a foursome. A variety of sponsorship packages are also available for greater business recognition. To register individually or as a team, or to learn more about the many event sponsorship opportunities available, contact the Chamber at 727-584-2321 or email tom@CentralChamber.biz.A Call for Chamber Community Award Nominations Chamber members enjoyed a delicious ribbon-cutting at Foodies Country Kitchen, 118 West Bay Drive. Thank you Jerry Seybert for such a great event!Ribbon-Cutting More than 70 Chamber members took part in a fun getting to know you exercise at a recent B2B Coffee AnNetworking event at Everest University. 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It is important to review each drug recommended and learn of all the side effects that are a possibility. Because time is limited it is important to make a list of any questions you have pertaining to your health so you are sure to get your answers before walking out the door. Jot down the answers if you fear you may not remember them. Invite a friend or caregiver you trust to go on doctor visits along with you for support. This person does not need to speak for you but their presence may ensure that someone is caring for you. This relative or friend can help you remember the key points made by your doctor. If you're not sure you understand what is happening, ask questions until you feel comfortable. It is important to know all of your options when diagnosed with a problem. If tests are recommended, be sure to ask what they entail so you are comfortable if you choose to go forward with them. Learn if there are side effects to these tests. 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Now Habitat Pinellas builds homes for more than 26 low-income families annually. Of the more than 300 homes the organization has built in its history, 200 were built during the years Inman was in leadership. Barbaras leadership and passion has refined the lives of families across Pinellas County, Macar wrote. Next to be honored was Summer Dodge, who was chosen to head the YMCA of the Suncoasts diabetes prevention program in 2012. Since then, the program has helped 367 participants change their lifestyles by losing 7 percent body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week, thus decreasing their risk for diabetes by 58 percent. Summer has arduously worked to bring this program into the community, wrote Sherri Joyner. She has spent the last Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESSeven individuals were honored during the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces sixth annual Inspire Awards Luncheon, held at Largo Public Library Aug. 12. The winners were, from left, Habitat For Humanity Florida Executive Director Barbara Inman; Summer Dodge of the YMCA Suncoast; Karis Turner of Camelot Community Care; Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne; Women Working Together for Animals founder Gretchen Gallagher; Marty Lanahan of Regions Bank and Paul Gibson of Piper Fire Protection.two years building partnerships with four county health departments, local hospital systems, primary care doctors, insurance companies and large employers to build referrals and expand the program. Karis Turner was honored for her work with her previous employer United Way and current affiliation, Camelot Community Care, which supports foster care and adoptions in the community. Awareness, donations and volunteers have all increased during her tenure, Kathy Pabst Robshaw wrote in nominating her. Some women work effortlessly with only the thanks of those who have been helped. Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert nominated Joan Byrne, director of the city of Largos Recreation, Parks and Arts department. Like the new community center, which opened three years ago, Highland (Recreation Complex) reflects Joans creativity and vision of what role a municipal recreation department and its facilities should play in the community, Schubert wrote. Byrne also is focused on addressing childhood obesity, creating environments that encourage physical activity. Gretchen Gallagher was honored for founding Women Working Together for Animals, a group that helps raise money for SPCA Tampa Bay. Since 2010, the group has grown to 100 members and has helped fund several improvements for the SPCA. By recognizing the community need, thinking outside of the box and bringing together like-minded, influential women, Gretchen is an inspiration to our community, nominator Samantha Fenger wrote. Marty Lanahan who oversees banking operations for Regions Banks west Florida area, including 120 full-service offices, was honored for the heartfelt enthusiasm she gives her teams. She finds the positive in everything and encourages employees to be themselves and focus on their strengths to be successful, wrote Debra Jones. Paul Gibson was honored not only for being an outstanding employee and sprinkler service technician at Piper Fire Protection, but for overcoming great challenges to be a success, including a prison sentence in his youth. Gibson tested out of two years of apprenticeship school, and this year competed against hundreds of trade school graduates in the Associated Builders and Contractorss national competittion. He won a gold medal and was then featured on the cover of the current Fire Protection Contractor magazine. Pauls ability to overcome challenges and achieve success has brought pride and inspiration to many, his boss Chris Johnson wrote in nominating him.
10A Viewpoints Leader, August 21, 2014North Dakota is one of the uppermost states in America. It is also the middle of nowhere. Its a dreadful place in the winter when temperatures drop to 50 below zero without the wind-chill factor. Its where people dress polar bear warm, where cars are plugged in to prevent motor oil from freezing, and where people hunt and fish to put food on the table. One pickup truck I saw had a bumper sticker that read; If it flies it dies, if it hops it drops. I was driving through the Flickertail State thats one of its nicknames and was both impressed and astonished at what I witnessed in this place whose motto is Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable. North Dakota conjures up impressions of cowboys, long horn steers, cornfields and Little League baseball games that are snowed out in August. Kids in some towns really are excused from school for deer season, and freezing weather and snow is normal any time of the year. Sure, it gets cold here, but its a dry cold, explained Sharon, a Walmart supervisor in Devils Lake, a place that has its own unique challenges. The cold is not damp and penetrating. Damp or not, Sharons idea of normal winter weather is in the below zeros. As in 50 or 60 below, with wind-chill factors that can drive temperatures down to almost I was born and raised right around here, Sharon explained. You get used to the cold.No you dont. I wondered how people survive during North Dakotas winters. I heard one rumor that women keep warm by not shaving their legs. North Dakotans name their blizzards like we name our hurricanes. Sharon is very protective about her home state. People make fun of us because we are so rural and our winters are so long and frigid, she said. But we love it and wouldnt change a thing. But not everyone feels that way. A young woman named Linda, who looked to be about 20, and her infant daughter were waiting to climb abroad a Greyhound bus for the long journey back home to South Carolina. I gave it a shot, she said. I moved here to start a new life and it didnt work out. There is absolutely nothing here for young people. I assumed that she didnt ice fish, hunt or nurse a cute pink piglet to 450 pounds of a snorting, grunting hog as a 4-H project. Driving along Route 2 from Michigan through to Montana was an experience in itself. Along the way hamlets with names like Plum Tree, Mapes and White Earth routinely boasted populations around 100. One town in particular is Minnewaukan, one of many communities in the Devils Lake region. It is marked for eventual extinction due to ongoing lake flooding that already has drowned out zillions of acres of land, buildings and highways. Minnewaukan has less people in the entire town than some streets in Tampa Bay have residents. The towns three blocks of Main Street boasts a post office, a liquor store/bar, a convenience store and the municipal building that doubles as the library and senior center. It also has dirt roads. Even Main Street is unpaved. Minnewaukans, as in many other rural settlements, take pride in their community. They love their grain elevator, hay roll dotted fields and small town Norman Rockwell lifestyle. They are just plain folks who attend church on Sundays, raise their kids and try to make a living on ranches and farms that raise cattle or grow corn, wheat and, what else, winter squash. Residents celebrate Bird Walk Day in May and Fun Day in July. Visitors can stay at the Reel em Inn, a converted social service center. Like many small towns, Minnewaukans population is spiraling downward. About 20 years ago 450 people called it home. Today its only 318. The average annual income hovers around $30,000. Ironically, the rising waters of Devils Lake that is slowly taking over the land mass provides a rejuvenation of sorts by creating jobs for the water sport industries. People arrive from surrounding areas and even states to hook Walleye, Perch, Northern Pike, and Muskee. Huge white pelicans and seagulls, more at home along Pinellas beaches, have settled in and around Devils Lake. Who ever guessed that pelicans and seagulls live in North Dakota? The state has been described as laid back and boasting a good economy where people still have old-fashioned values. But it really does get arctic enough in winter to watch a thrown pot of boiling water vaporize before it hits the ground. I was happy to visit North Dakota in August. Im glad I will not be there in JanuaryThomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Im directing this column to Muslim readers who may be out there. Also, to students of theology or anyone else familiar with the Koran the writings by Mohammed on which the Muslim religion is based. I want any of those folks to let me know exactly where in the Koran this is written: Ye of the Muslim faith must venture forth and find men, women and children who do not worship our God Allah. These people are infidels. They are the enemy. They must be cast out. They must be killed. If anyone can find such a command, or anything like it, in the Koran or other official documents of the Muslim religion, Id like to know about it. It might help clear my thinking about what is happening today (Aug. 13, to be precise) in much of Iraq, especially on northern Mount Sinjar. There, if news reports are accurate, thousands of civilians some of them Christians, some not are trying to keep from being killed by dedicated Islamic warriors, members of ISIS. The civilians crime: failure to renounce Christianity and/or pledge undying allegiance to ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). This is a Sunni terrorist organization, so extreme that not even Al Qaeda wants to be associated with it. I hope the sudden and alarming military success of ISIS may be the straw that finally breaks the back of the U.S. camel. Since September 2001 fate has forced the western world to focus on Islam, Muslims, Arabs and an assortment of terrorist organizations. Thousands of brave men and women have gone to the Mideast, never to return. Its now time to admit that our mission has NOT been accomplished. We should give the Mideast back to its original owners, and come home. The day may come and sooner than we think when persons throughout the world will feel unsafe when in the presence of a Muslim. At such a meeting, the non-Muslim may feel a compulsion to ask, Are you a member of ISIS? Do you believe that all nonMuslims are infidels who should be opposed, and even killed? Such inquiries will of course be repugnant to anyone, including the questioner, who cherishes every persons right to stay silent about personal convictions. Even so, until the time comes when the terms terrorist and Muslim no longer strike synonymous chords in our minds, we may all become gradually imbued with a level, however small, of prejudice against Islam and all things Islamic. How to resist the growth of such a harmful state of mind is a challenge faced by anyone who stays in touch with current events. The savage behavior of ISIS troops in Iraq is not helping to generate fairness of mind toward the millions of Americas fair-minded Muslims, some of whom live and work here in Pinellas County. Nor does the relative silence, nationally and locally, of Muslims who could easily speak out against ISIS and other terrorist groups who betray and defame Islam by practicing ideas that, as far as I can tell, never were written or uttered by Mohammed or any of the Muslim chieftains who succeeded him. I dont know how the latest crisis in Iraq will end. But Ive got the feeling that, almost as much as the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks, it will mark a turning point in world opinion about Islam and its more aggressive adherents. After more than a decade of western countries attempting to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as well as help Iraq and Afghanistan create stable central governments, we have learned painful lessons that should stay with us in the years to come. The most obvious lesson is that its impossible for any outside government to reform, or fully understand, Iraq or Afghanistan. Those countries resemble a combination of a Dodge City saloon and a Coney Island fun house. Operational rules, if they exist, are meant to be disregarded. Treachery and corruption are deep in the DNA of national leadership. From the arrival date of the first American soldier or diplomat in the Mideast, we have been out of our depth. If it were possible, wed be welladvised today to evacuate most U.S. citizens and commercial interests from any Muslim Mideast nation. A second lesson is this: The wests fight against terrorists is not geographical. Terrorists laugh at national borders. Our troops and intelligence agents need not go to Kabul or Baghdad to root out Muslim suicide bombers. They can be recruited and trained right here in Pittsburgh, Dearborn or Ocala. This is where the ultimate battleground will be. Id like to believe that, in the coming war, non-violent American Muslims will gladly line up to help defeat their angry, alienated brethren.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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Torres jtorres@TBNweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSLack of coverage boggles the mindEditor: Sports fans in Pinellas County once again were given the short end of the stick on viewing the Major League Hall of Fame induction at fabled Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 27 because the Major League Baseball network isnt linked to any one of our four cable systems in the 17th ranked market in the nation. It boggles the mind as to why it was not aired on ESPN as it is with its NFL counterpart. Just defies logic when ESPN discards the baseball awards, which wasnt always the case. Then, FOX Network should do the honors as long as they carry the All-Star Games, the playoffs and the World Series. As for ESPN, their mid-summer crown jewel is the home run derby and the playoffs. The Tampa Bay area fans as well as the LaRussa family got the shaft with this lack of continuity. We deserve better. Art Bailey SeminoleCharter review process not perfectRe: City manager model fails in Seminole, by Tom Christy, Aug. 14.Editor: Having been the chair of the recent Charter Review Board for the City of Seminole, I wanted to chime in on Tom Christys comments from last week. The 2014 Charter Review Board met five times from February 18 through April 15 of this year. While these meetings were recorded and are available on the myseminole.com website, the lack of presence of the public at these meetings should be a wake up call that our residents may not be as engaged in local politics as they can be. Concerns like those from Tom Christy could have been addressed during the public comment portion of the meetings. As chair of those meetings, I would have given wide latitude to anyone who wished to address us regarding changes to the charter. Something as important as this, I feel, demands more than the typical three-minute comment period at the city council meetings. There would have been no problem having a spirited dialogue during those meetings to address anyones concerns. The charter review process is not perfect. There is no template or guide to tell us what steps to take and how to proceed. That can be both good and bad. Future charter review board members need to understand that they can and should advance their own individual recommendations for enhancement of the charter when they see a need for it. If there ever was time to bring up new ideas regarding our municipal operations, the charter review meetings were that time. Article IV of the charter does provide for residents to place referenda for ordinances on the ballot. If enough residents feel a change is appropriate for the current council/manager model, they certainly have the power to do that. Councilors also can recommend and have charter revisions put up for popular vote, which means that communicating with your councilors is crucial to getting your voice heard. Ultimately, the council has to find ways to engage Seminole residents to participate more. Seminole residents have a concurrent obligation to want to be engaged and to keep their elected officials accountable. Joe Haynes SeminolePraise for Seminole city managerEditor: It must be election time in Seminole because once again Tom Christy has submitted his name for a position on the City Council. The voters of Seminole have rejected him four times already. Maybe its because he runs a negative campaign every time. This time his argument is that the city manager form of government is the wrong way to run this city. After almost 20 years as a city manager, Mr. Frank Edmunds has moved the sleepy city into a vibrant and attractive community to live in, work in and to educate our children in. He has also brought in many new businesses, which enhance the quality of life in our city. Over the last four years he has cut about $3 million from the city budget without changing any service to our residents. In 2008 the economy took a nosedive, but Mr. Edmunds kept the city in the black while many cities around us were cutting services. He has put together a great staff of department leaders who help Mr. Edmunds run our city like a Swiss clock. At the council meeting of Aug. 12, many of the city business leaders praised Mr. Edmunds for this great work and implored him to please reconsider his retirement option, which he did, and he will stay with us until August 2015. If the voters of Seminole feel that many of the business leaders are correct in praising Mr. Edmunds for his great work and service to our community, as I do, then let Tom Christy know by passing over his name on the ballot in November. Jim Quinn SeminoleA job well doneEditor: We just moved here from Atlanta to the City of Madeira Beach and have observed the crews picking up garbage. These men go way past their job description to ensure that their route is done to perfection. If a paper blows out the back they will run down the street to retrieve it. It is so clear to us that they want this city to shine. It is wonderful to see the pride that they take in their job and their city. We are super impressed with the sanitation department workers hard work and dedication. Well done! Mark and Beth Greenberg Madeira BeachThanks for the support!Re: Largo competes in regionals, Largo Leader, Aug. 7Editor: Thank you for sharing in our great adventure! Unfortunately, it has come to an end. It has been an amazing summer for these boys, their families and all the fans who have been on this great run with them! These boys worked hard and advanced farther than they had ever gone before. We lost in the semifinals round to Virginia with a score of 2-1. They have so much to be proud of and have made memories that will last a lifetime! I truly appreciate all of your support and wishes. Having so many people behind them, cheering them on, sharing in their successes and bumps in the road made an impact. Being a part of something bigger than them was a good experience. Traveling together and coming together as a team over wins, losses, personal trials and family matters has made these boys stronger as a group and as individuals. This is a summer they will never forget! Karen Gonzalez LargoThe Greater Largo Little League senior division All-Stars won state championships and represented Florida in the southeast regional tournament in Safety Harbor. They lost to Virginia 2-1 in the semifinals Aug. 5. North Dakota is not for everyone Drivers SeatBob Driver A growing weariness of things Islamic Thomas Michalski Photo by THOMAS MICHALSKIMany tiny North Dakota towns such as Warwick are falling to the wayside as people move to find better opportunities. 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 tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. 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Jodi does more than your typical Realtor, Hill said in a press release. She helps the home buyer with getting trustworthy movers and any other handyman they may need. She has even showed up on moving days to help out. Kathy Pabst Robshaw nominated Culbreth. When a business starts, especially a restaurant, it is the staff that is the face of the business, Robshaw said. CC has made such an impact on us that when we were looking for a chamber member venue to hold our biweekly Leads Group, we went to Proinos because of CC.Largo Walmart hiring 85 associatesLARGO Walmart will hire approximately 85 additional associates to work at the new Walmart as part of the Missouri Avenue North stores relocation. The new store is slated to open this fall. Interested applicants can apply using the hiring kiosk located at the back of the current store at 1111 Missouri Ave. N., or apply online at careers.walmart.com, indicating store No. 1712 as the store location. Through Walmarts Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. Veterans must be within 12 months of active duty and meet Walmarts standard hiring criteria. Veterans may find out more at walmartcareerswithamission.com. According to store manager Emmanuel Gilliam, the store will be hiring both fulland part-time associates. These are great jobs, and there are plenty of career opportunities that can come from them, said Gilliam. I started my Walmart career as an hourly associate unloading trucks, so I understand the possibilities first hand. Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible fulland parttime associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance. The majority of new associates will begin work in September to help prepare the store for its grand opening.P.J.s relocatesINDIAN ROCKS BEACH P.J.s Oyster Bar which opened its door for business in 1985 isMore than $14,000 in dollar bills collected from the walls of P.J.s Oyster Bar prior to the restaurants relocation are being donated to the Seminole/Largo branch of the All Childrens Hospital Guild Inc. P.J.s Oyster Bar recently moved to its new location at 415 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach. Briefcase Briefcasemoving to a location at 415 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach. It has been a long-standing tradition for P.J.s customers to place one dollar bills on the walls of the restaurant. When the dollars fell off the walls, they were donated to the Seminole/Largo branch of the All Childrens Hospital Guild Inc. The money has helped fund $4.1 million for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at All Childrens Hospital, helped to complete a $500,000 pledge to the Applied Behavioral Analysis Program, raise funds for a variety of programs and projects like a Rose & Butterfly Garden for families and staff to enjoy, and currently is helping to complete a $900,000 pledge to the Pediatric Palliative Care Program. Before leaving the original location, all bills covering the walls at the old P.J.s Oyster Bar location were removed. The amount totaling $14,625 was recently donated to the Seminole/Largo branch of the All Childrens Hospital Guild Inc. The owners of P.J.s Oyster Bar, Bama and Steve Palmer, will continue the tradition of placing their customers dollar bills on the walls and contributing them to the All Childrens Hospital Guild Inc. in their new location. Pictured are, from left, Kathy Pabst Robshaw, CC Culbreth, Liz Barry, Jodi Avery and Laurie Hill, at the awards ceremony at the Central Pinellas Chamber luncheon Aug. 12.
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The countys not-seasonally-adjusted rate in June was 6 percent. The July 2014 is a full percentage point below July 2013 when Pinellas unemployment rate was 7.4 percent. Statewide, the not-seasonally-adjusted rate increased from 6.3 percent in June to 6.6 percent in July, down from 7.6 percent reported in July 2013. The national rate follows the trend with the not-seasonally-adjusted rate increasing from 6.3 percent in June to 6.5 percent in July. The national rate was 7.7 percent in July 2013. The states seasonally adjusted rate for July was 6.2 percent, the same percentage reported in June. The national seasonally adjusted rate was 6.2 percent, up slightly from June at 6.1 percent. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area reported a not-seasonally-adjusted rate of 6.8 percent, up from 6.3 percent reported in June. The local MSA reported an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent in July 2013. The local MSA also fell out of the top three for over-the-year job growth. In 2013, the local area was No. 1 in job growth for much of the year. Last month, it ranked No. 3. Gov. Rick Scott shared the news that the state had created 2,100 private sector jobs in July. Floridas private sector created more than 2,000 jobs for Florida families in July, bringing total private-sector job creation since December 2010 to 620,300, Scott said in a press release. Every new job positively impacts a family, and todays announcement is more great news for Florida families looking to live the American Dream in the Sunshine State. Florida continues to see positive job growth, highlighting our economic recovery, so lets keep working to make sure every Floridian who wants a job can get one. The states private-sector job growth has been positive for 41 out of the last 44 months. The countys labor force increased slightly to 455,820 in July, compared to 454,336 in June. The labor force in July 2013 was 447,715. Just over 29,000 were unemployed in July, up from 27,388 in June. In July 2013, 33,042 were unemployed in Pinellas. The local MSA includes the counties of Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Hernando County ranked No. 11 out of 66 with a not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 8.4 percent. Pasco tied with Levy County for the No. 20 rank with unemployment of 7.6 percent. Hillsborough tied with Charlotte, Gulf, Suwannee, Collier, Lee, Manatee and Palm Beach with 6.6 percent, the same as the state. Pinellas County had the lowest unemployment rate of the counties in the local MSA, tying with Holmes, and Gilchrist counties for the No. 43 rank with 6.5 percent. The highest unemployment was reported in Hendry County, which ranked No. 1, with 12.5 percent. Walton and Monroe County tied for No. 66 with the lowest unemployment rate in the state, 3.9 percent. The local MSA tied with Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan Division for the rank of No. 7 out of 23. Palm Coast MSA ranked No. 1 with 9.3 percent unemployment. Crestview-Ft. Walton Beach-Destin MSA ranked No. 23 at 4.9 percent. Trade, transportation and utilities continues as the industry reporting the most job growth 43,200 over the past three years. Construction comes in second in July with annual job growth of 40,600. Leisure and hospitality is in third place with 38,300 new jobs statewide. Government ranks last with only 400 new jobs. Unemployment numbers for August will be released Sept. 19.Stay vigilant to keep kids safe in the technological ageTechnology sure has changed the past few years, and it seems to be something that wont be going away. Think about cellphones for instance: almost everyone has a cell phone. I have even seen elementaryaged kids with cellphones. Friends have asked me when I am going to get my two girls, ages 8 and 9, a cellphone. I dont know. I know they wont have one in elementary school. I am not sure about middle school. My nieces got phones as they started middle school, and I was kind of shocked that they had them. But I do understand that these days, for security issues, its nice to have. I dont think kids need iPhones, but a basic phone may be OK. If you asked me a few years ago about my kids having a phone, I would have said high school. I see so many kids texting. I dont want my kid to be on the phone all the time. When it comes to computers, tablets and iPods, I know I want to protect my children when they are on their electronic devices and practice Internet safety. Its not always easy. I monitor whats on their tablet and what apps they have, but still I can be caught off guard. I was recently talking to a friend of mine about social media, and she was telling me some horror stories that happened in their school in another state. She told me about kids in high school using Instagram, a social media site for posting photos. Instagram is for high school students what Facebook is to their parents. I guess on Instagram, kids can take a photo of someone, change it and post it. Sometimes kids will post bad things about other kids that can go viral and really ruin a student. The other site I was told to be cautious about is Snapchat. My daughter had this on her tablet. It was an app I didnt fully understand until a friend warned me about it. The problem with this app is people can send kids something bad, and once the email is opened, it disappears. So a child could potentially see something and not be able to show you what it was because its not there anymore. Even for teens, this could be bad. Once I found out a little more about it, we deleted it. I know we have seen stories in the news about cyberbullying on social media sites. It can destroy kids lives. I know as a parent, I dont want to subject my kids to this, so I have to be wise and try and prevent these things before they happen. My best advice is to talk to your kids about the technology they are using. Make sure you tell them what is acceptable and not acceptable on the computer and Internet. Monitor what your child is doing on the computer. Technology is wonderful, but we need to be aware of just what our kids are seeing and using. Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks TubbsSt. Patrick Fun Fair setLARGO The St. Patrick Catholic Schools annual Fun Fair will run Oct. 9-12, at 1501 Trotter Road. Hours will be Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The theme for this years fair is Once Upon A Fun Fair: A Fairy Tale Fantasy. Attendees may dress as their favorite character, whether its a prince, a princess or even a villain. The fair features carnival games, amusement rides, silent auction, entertainment, flea market, food and drinks. There will be an arts and crafts show on Saturday and Sunday. Call 742-9091 or visit www.stpatsfair.com.Blessed Sacrament to host annual auctionSEMINOLE The Parent Association Council of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School will host its annual auction on Saturday, Nov. 8, 6 to 11 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Parish Center, 11501 66th Ave. N. Tickets are $25 a person. Ticket price includes dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, and more surprises. A cash bar will open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Blessed Sacrament school office. For information, visit www.blessedsacramentcatholicschoolauction.com. Organizers are currently seeking patrons. Patron donation levels range from $50 to $5,000. Patrons receive special recognition, preferred seating, early access bidding and tickets to the pre-auction Patron Party. Proceeds help to support the long-standing tradition of academic excellence at the school.GriefShare program setST. PETERSBURG A GriefShare program will be presented beginning Friday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to noon, at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Ave. N. The program will run through Nov. 21. Call 343-7747. Calvary installs new rectorINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Right Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, installed the Rev. Jon Roberts as the fifth rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach, on Aug. 13. Roberts is married to Lynne and they have two children: a daughter, Emma and a son, Watson. He was ordained to the priesthood in December 2007 after graduating from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He has served as a priest at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Venice; Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe, Louisiana; and St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Naples. According to a press release from the church, many great things are expected with his enthusiasm and spiritual leadership. He believes that Calvary will continue its legacy to serve God and to serve our neighbors, the press release states. There is great promise in his ability to grow and foster loving relationships in the church and in our neighboring communities. Special emphasis also will be placed in opportunities for senior living/care as well as family/youth programs. Hope Presbyterian continues dinner programCLEARWATER Hope Presbyterian Church, at 1698 S. Belcher Road, will offer alternative worship Dinner Church on Sunday, Aug.17, 5:30 p.m., in Hambley Hall. This will be the second Sunday evening in the churchs Feed Your Faith series offered this month. The DVD topic and discussion will be Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass and join this casual, thought-provoking worship and meaningful discussion gathered around the dinner table. Subsequent gatherings are scheduled for Aug. 24 and 31. The series features a potluck dinner, roundtable discussion, relaxing acoustic music and friendship. For information, call 531-3200 or visit www.HopeFamily.com. Faith briefs By TIFFANY RAZZANOPINELLAS PARK To raise awareness of human trafficking, poverty, oppression and other social injustices around the world, Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N. presents The Marketplace: A Fair Trade Experience on Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This international bazaar will feature fair trade products from all over the globe soaps, coffee, food, jewelry, clothing and more. Theres something for everyone, said Linda Swager, the churchs Womens Ministry leader, and items start at prices as low as $2.50. We dont want anyone to be scared away because its too expensive, she said. But there are a lot of interesting products for sale. This event is sponsored by the churchs Womens Ministry, who discovered the North Carolinabased nonprofit The Marketplace at a womens leadership conference promoting ethical companies last year. The Christian company partners with faithbased organizations to empower impoverished people around the globe with sustainable solutions. The Marketplace creates opportunities for these economically and socially marginalized individuals to sell their products at events like the one Park Place Wesleyan is hosting. The money made from these events is used to spur economic development in other countries and to provide the artisans and small business owners whose work is sold at them with further training. At the same time, these groups spread their faith in these countries, Swager said. The organization goes in with a mission, she said. But it goes beyond religion, said Gigi Laursen, the events director. Its not about religion. Its about humanity, she said. Its about treating all humans with humanity. She added, We really want people to become aware of social injustices going on in the world. We can help, even if its in a small way by supporting those making a difference. The goal is for this to become an annual event at Park Place Wesleyan, Swager said. For more information about the event, visit ppwc.org or call 526-3674. To learn more about The Marketplace, visit themarket placenc.com.Church to host fair trade market
Outdoors 13A Leader, August 21, 2014 081414 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County 9th floor unit with views of the Intracoastal and Gulf sunsets in the Sea Towers Community. Newly renovated bathroom and stainless appliances. Heated pool and spas, private covered marina and much more.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 1BR/1BA St. Petersburg Clearwater Beach Seminole $90,000 SOLD Direct West facing beach condo, available for sun-loving, great deal seeking new owner! Amazing sunset viewing condo is situated with a scrumptious panoramic, Gulf front view of Clearwater Beach and its lily-white sands.Fayola GoldstonCoastal Properties Group International Studio/1BA $160,000 SOLD Beautiful split plan home in a great Oakhurst neighborhood. Screen enclosed swimming pool and heated spa features a large under roof area for entertaining in any weather. A/C and heating system new 2 years ago. Newer dimensional shingle roof.Forrest MurphyRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2BA/2CG $194,900 SOLD Indian Rocks Beach Large Gulf front parcel located on Indian Rocks Beach with over 250 ft. in depth and 60 ft. of gorgeous beach! Local charm, colorful sunsets and easy living. It doesnt get any better than this!Julie FoldenCoastal Properties Group International 2BR/2BA $1,150,000 SOLD082114 082114 RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Co ntact:Jeff Glass727-599-3080 $159,900Large 2BR/2BA/1CG Corner Villa. One of the largest units.$124,0002BR/2BA/1CG Villa Great Value.$130,000Corner 2BR/2BA/1CG Villa, Hurricane Windows$150,000Rare Hacienda Style Sale 2BR/2BA/Den, 2nd Floor$88,0002BR/2BA 1st floor Condo Tenant Occupied Community has rec. center, pool and many social activities.Chateaux de Bardmoor55+ CommunityThe Hacienda Cordova Greens has coffered ceilings and heated pool. The 1st floor condo would be a good investment for investors or a great buy for owner occupants.082114 Multi-Award Winning Realtor International Presidents Circle International Diamond Society Premier Agent Sterling Society people who live in a glasshouse are happier peopleBARDMOORONSALE! Dickens Tiny Tim and Johns Pass Tiny TwigIn novelist Charles Dickens timeless tale, A Christmas Carol, sneering and selfish old man Scrooge learns to give of the earthly wealth he has accumulated to etch away at the spiritual bankruptcy he has also amassed. It takes three horrific visitations from Christmas spirits to eventually elicit Scrooges generosity. One of the beneficiaries of his generosity, we are led to believe in Dickens tale, is a little lame boy named Tiny Tim. Bent and stunted by his lameness, which Dickens never explains, we are also led to believe that, without Scrooges change of heart, Tiny Tim will be dead within the year. It is part of Dickens art to make us love little lame Tiny Tim. Dolllike and delicate, Tiny Tim cannot run and play the same as the other kids. We do not see his dramatic dependence on his family as weakness. We see him as a small flickering light of love. For what his crooked little flame lacks in normalcy, Tiny Tims spirit supplies in gentleness and the kind of courage that the rest of us only dream about. This is because the basic movements that the rest of us take for granted, like walking, require the greatest of efforts on his part. Forget skipping, running, or dancing. There is a dolphin counterpart to Dickens Tiny Tim in the Johns Pass study area, which Capt. John Heidemann and I monitor under federal permit. Instead of Tiny Tim, we could call it Tiny Twig. When the tiny shiny calf was born to local lady dolphin Stick last summer, we named it Twig as a good play on words. We named Stick 10 years ago when, as a tiny tot dolphin herself, she played a game of catch with a seaside stick. Twig arrived in late August 2013. We saw Stick within just hours after Twigs birth. Twig was the youngest newborn I had seen to that point. At the time, Dolphin Watch reported how Twigs tiny newborn tailstock seemed to spring up almost reflexively after each downward stroke of the peduncle (same as tailstock). Sometimes, its reflexive spring even pitched tiny Twig forward comically. It might surprise you to hear that newborn dolphins do not know how to swim, though they have the basic idea. They must first exercise and strengthen their muscles. For the first many days, they struggle with their swimming lessons. Nonetheless, I had not seen Twigs particular type of funny little reflexive spring before. Therefore, at the time, I assumed it was because I had not seen such a fresh newborn before. Twig was just hours old. And maybe I was right. Twig accompanied mom Stick through the fall and winter, or rather Twig did its best to remain in Sticks vicinity. Pregnancy and motherhood flipped a switch in Stick. She became an eating machine. Tiny dolphin calves usually stay close to their hunting mothers. But Sticks hunger often took her frighteningly far from her Tiny Twig. In April 2014, we found Twig spending an inordinate amount of time at a dangerous distance from its mother Stick. Too young to hunt or to know it was supposed to, Twig amused itself by greeting each passing boat like a miniature aspiring politician or, in the family tradition, playing with a stick. Dolphin Watch reported, with a certain amount of concern, that Stick had continued her unique brand of laissez-faire mothering. For it was Stick who spent an inordinate amount of time at a dangerous distance from her calf Twig. I remember deciding to detach myself from Sticks winsome offspring, for it seemed surely destined to be dead within the year. It was after I made that decision to detach myself that it dawned on me that Twigs peduncle may be partially paralyzed. This is because Twig submerged with a steep dive posture that all dolphins can do. The difference was that Twig used the steep dive posture every time, which no other dolphin does. In addition, all dolphins sometimes flip up the flukes over the water when diving steeply, sounding like a whale. But this is fairly rare. Poor little Tiny Twig sounds like a whale with every submergence. That means Twig works much, much harder to swim like a dolphin than other dolphins do. The basic dolphin movements we take for Photo by ANN WEAVERSwimming next to its mother Stick (just disappearing behind the calf), little local Tiny Twig shows its signature submergence posture, a rare artifact from an apparently partially paralyzed peduncle. granted require Twigs greatest of efforts. Forget leaping or rocketing around the seas like the other kids. By July, Twig was still with Stick. But there had been changes. One change is that Stick had started being a much better mother, surfacing faithfully at Twigs side. A second change was that Twig seemed to cope with its paralyzed peduncle much better, not sounding as often nor as dramatically as before. A third change was fleeting but encouraging: We found a large group of dolphins that included Stick. After some minutes on the group, I turned to Capt. Heidemann and said, You know who is not here, dont you? And he nodded as he concurred, Yeah, Twig. Then suddenly there was a flurry at the back of the dolphin parade as Twig charged back into the group with two calf playmates from their playground behind the adults. Ah, Twig is learning to play! Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at email@example.com or visit www.goodnaturedstatistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.Beaches provide fast fishing action with return of easterly winds Onshore winds and continuous storms had our near-shore waters pretty dirtied up last week. But easterly winds have returned and water is clearing up nicely. Calm seas and clean water will have the bait pushed up right against the beach, attracting schools of mackerel, bluefish, cobia and a few other less glamorous, but great rod-bending species. This is not the time of year to be real picky about target species. Its hot and downright uncomfortable much past 10 a.m. Beach fishing can provide good action as well as often being slightly cooler than the inshore more protected waters. Small schools of Spanish mackerel can be seen busting schools of glass minnows just outside the swim buoys all along the beach. Most of the mackerel are on the small side, but there are plenty of fish in the 18to 24-inch class. Cast chrome plated Gotcha plugs or free-line live pilchards or shrimp on 2/0 long shank hook. Along with mackerel weve been catching loads of small jack crevalle and ladyfish and a few bluefish. All of these fish are very kid friendly and theres nothing more rewarding in our sport than to see kids get excited about fishing. Redfish numbers are increasing after each big moon phase. More and more reds can be targeted on the shallow grass flats throughout the county. This weeks new moon incoming tides will have the schools of redfish hanging near mangrove shoreline points as they await the flood stage of the tide that will allow them to push way back into the mangrove root system, where they can feed as well as cool off. Approach each point with ease and caution; redfish will often give you some sort of sign. Usually it will be a flash or a noticeable push of water. Work the schools with top-water plugs, gold spoons and soft plastic jigs on an 8-ounce head. Small Live pinfish under a cork will rarely be refused especially if youre casting to a school of fish. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Pets of the weekBootsSome boots are made for walking, but this Boots is made for loving. This wonderful senior lady is 11 years old, friendly and playful. She prefers a calm home without the busy nature of younger children. Boots is ready to walk with you to her new home. Bring this article to Pinellas County Animal Services and adopt her for only $5. Throughout August, adopt cats and kittens for only $5, large dogs for $25 or puppies and small breeds of dogs for $40. All animals are spayed or neutered and up to date on shots. Visit them at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animal services/petfind.htm. SydneyMeet Sydney, a 1-year-old Australian shepherd mix in need of a loving home. He is a special pup who needs a special family. Due to a genetic abnormality, he is completely deaf. He loves to play and make new friends and would make a great family dog for a family who has the time and patience to help Sydney learn to operate in his unique world. His deafness has not slowed him down, and he needs daily exercise and training. His adoption fee is $160, which includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet him at SPCA Tampa Bay at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org. StanStan is a very friendly 1-year-old male tabby cat who has special needs. He was rescued from the streets by a kind family who wanted to keep him, but because they had other cats, they could not. A trip to the vet showed that Stan is Feline Leukemia positive. When the vet suggested euthanasia, the family contacted Friends of Strays who rescued him. He is sweet and healthy and deserves a forever home. Meet him at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.Doga class setLARGO A Doga class yoga with your dog will be presented Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 to 3 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. Cost is $15 per dog. Call 586-3591. Attendees will have an opportunity to relax and meditate with instructors from Seminoles Yoga4All. Dogs and humans unite in this unique class. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver
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Saturday, Sept. 6, noon to 3 p.m., at BeefOBradys, 13847 Walsingham Road, Largo. Thursday, Sept. 11, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Belleair Recreational Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. To register online, visit www.celticfl.net. Registration fees are U6, $90; U8, $140; U10 to U14, $165; U16 to U19, $185. Seasons are U6, Sept. 2 through Oct. 25, 10 games, and U8-U19, October through February, 12 games.Youth soccer signups startMADEIRA BEACH Registration for the Madeira Beach Youth Soccer League is underway through August at Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive. Registration will be held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 to 11 a.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 to 11 a.m. Children ages 4 to 14 are eligible. The cost is $70 for city residents and $85 for non-residents, which includes a shirt, shorts, socks and a trophy. The league plays an 8-game schedule and a tournament, from September to December. 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LARGO Got percussion? In September, audiences will have an opportunity to see a music legend perform on the worlds largest tuned drum and percussion set in a unique concert at a Pinellas venue. Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with An Evening With Terry Bozzio a coast-to-coast North American tour. Bozzio will bring the tour to the Tampa Bay area on Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets start at $14.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. During the course of the current tour, Bozzio plans to hit more than 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville and from Montreal to Vancouver. The performance will showcase Bozzios solo drumming and will include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. Neither a clinic nor a workshop, this show will offer audiences an opportunity to enjoy an intimate evening watching Bozzio perform on his monster sculpture of a drum kit. According to the biography on his website, Bozzio who was born in San Francisco, California in 1950 began playing between age 6 and 12, initially using improvised drum sets made up of whatever materials he could find around the house. He would play along to Tito Puente albums or to the surf drum music of Sandy Nelson and The Ventures. Bozzio was 13 when he like so many other Americans tuned in to The Ed Sullivan Show to watch The Beatles perform. That broadcast served as a turning point for the aspiring musician. He begged his father for drum lessons. His formal training began in 1964, and within a few years Bozzio was playing in a variety of garage bands such as Blue Glass Radio, The Yarde and Tamalpaias Jungle Mountain Boys. In 1968, Bozzio began his major in music at Sir Francis Drake High School and College of Marin. At the same time, he was studying with Chuck Brown on drum set as well as Lloyd Davis and Roland Kohloff both San Francisco Symphony percussionists. He played in baroque chamber ensembles and with the Marin and Napa County symphonies. In 1972, he played in the rock musicals Godspell and Walking in My Time. The early 1970s also saw Bozzio playing in various jazz groups and eventually becoming a regular in the Monday Night Jim Dukey Big Band at San Franciscos Great American Music Hall. In 1975, Bozzio auditioned for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Over the next three years, Bozzio records more than 10 albums with Zappa, including Bongo Fury (1975), Zoot Allures (1976), Zappa in New York (1975) and Studio Tan (1978). In 1978, Bozzio joined The Brecker Brothers to record Heavy Metal Be-Bop. In 1979, Bozzio replaced drummer Bill Bruford in UK, recording the album Danger Money and the live release Night After Night. His stint with UK is short-lived: In 1980, he leaves to form Missing Persons with former Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo. American new wave band Missing Persons releases Spring Session M in 1982. Tracks such as Words, Windows, Destination Unknown and Walking in L.A. get attention on modern rock radio while videos for the songs go into heavy rotation on MTV. Bozzio records two additional albums with Missing Persons, including Rhyme & Reason (1984) and Color in Your Life (1986). Bozzios solo discography includes Solo Drum Music I (1992), Solo Drum Music II (1992), Drawing the Circle (1998), Chamber Works (1998), Prime Cuts (2005), Four From Ten Twenty Nine (2008) and Seven Nights in Japan (2008). He also recorded Solos & Duets with Chad Wackerman in 2001 and Nine Short Films with Billy Sheehan in 2002. An Evening With Terry Bozzio promises to be an intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric and musical performance. Showcasing the largest tuned drum and percussion set in the world, the show will highlight Bozzios unparalleled talent. This enigmatic, evocative and engaging musician is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. 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. Bozzios compositions boast space, classical forms and structures, ambient electronic loops and atmospheric percussion effects not to mention some exciting and fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet. 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This production features adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only. Tori Amos, Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $43.25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com. Amos is on tour in support of her brand new studio album release, Unrepentant Geraldines. The album is pop/rock in both content and feel and is a change in pace from Amos most recent releases. The album is both one step further in the evolution of one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation and a return to the inspiring and personal music that Amos is known for all around the world. Unrepentant Geraldines is her 14th studio recording and a return to her core identity as a creator of contemporary songs, following a series of more classically-inspired and innovative musical projects of the last four years. These have included the seasonal collection Midwinter Graces, the classically influenced Night of Hunters and Gold Dust, a collection of orchestral re-workings of songs from across her career. Released in October 2012, Gold Dust included Flavor, which was remixed by the late DJ Peter Rauhofer and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Club Dance Chart in February 2013. Wearable ART 10, Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The pre-party will kick off at 7 p.m. The runway show, showcasing the innovative creations of local artists and edgy designers, will start at 8:30 p.m. Following the show, there also will be an after-party event, set, for 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, with reserved seating going for $40 or $75. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Sixth annual Gecko Ball Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 to 11 p.m., at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport. Tickets for Gecko Ball are $35 per person. Visit www.GulfportMA.com. Shut Up & Laugh featuring Mike Epps, Jo Koy and Michael Che; Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 893-7832 or 800-874-9020, or visit www.themahaffey.com. Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers and within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge into the Hollywood scene. With a career that expands from stand-up comedy to TV and film, Epps current success is hard earned and well deserved. Movie credits include Jumping the Broom, Sparkle, Next Friday, All About the Benjamins, Friday After Next and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. Known for his quick wit and ability to blend hip hop audiences with comedy, Epps hosted both the 2009 and 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards to rave reviews. Photo by AMARPAUL KALIRAI/ MERCURY CLASSICSTori Amos, touring in support of Unrepentant Geraldines, a Mercury Classics release, plays Ruth Eckerd Hall Aug. 22
2B Just for Fun Leader, August 21, 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. Doctors order 0 6. Follower of Mary 10. Become friendlier 14. About to explode 15. Apple spray 16. Pro ___ 17. Kind of jar 18. Foul 19. Ars amatoria poet 20. Battery terminal (2 wds) 23. Cloudless 25. Bounces 26. Characteristic of the nobility 30. Family head 31. Blah (2 wds) 32. Club used by Indias police 36. Maple genus 38. Bush-league 40. Bad look 41. One who goes for the gold? 43. Like composition paper 45. Ace 46. Message-carrying bird (2 wds) 49. Unfaltering 52. Bloodless 53. Mary Had a Little Lamb, for one 57. Asian nurse 58. Rake 59. Agenda entries 63. Automatic 64. Mass number 65. Brown ermine 66. Aeneid figure 67. Absorbs, with up 68. Chers singing partner Down 0 1. Backboard attachment 0 2. Victorian, for one 0 3. Consumes 0 4. Is repentant 0 5. Below 0 6. ___ lamp 0 7. Came down 0 8. French Sudan, today 0 9. Officer promotion without pay increase 10. Hot and humid 11. Devastation 12. Inclined 13. Walks in water 21. Clean and brush a horse 22. Morally wrong 23. Small, bulbous plants with showy spring flowers 24. Flax fabric 26. Sandler of Big Daddy 27. Kind of dog 28. Altercation (hyphenated) 29. ___ friends 33. Crows home 34. Graceful bird 35. Pumping ___ 37. Goes back over 39. Indemnify 42. Harassed 44. Rid from ones mind 47. Sweet cicely (pl.) 48. Densely populated slum area 49. Animal catcher 50. Abnormal tissue growth 51. A Muse 54. It comes easily to hand, toy (hyphenated) 55. Beef cut 56. Cluckers 60. Long, long time 61. Gee whiz! 62. Chester Whites homeHoroscopesAugust 21, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Expansion has always been a dream, and it will be a dream come true very soon. A relationship comes full circle. Celebrate with a night on the town, Capricorn.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18All good things come to those who wait, so be patient, Aquarius. A risk is not worth taking unless it will benefit you. A rare find brings joy.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Keep your eye on the prize, Pisces. It is yours for the taking, but you must be smart about it. A news article points to a need you can fulfill.AriesMarch 21 April 19There is some truth to the matter, Aries. Pay attention. A dip in finances is temporary. A relationship issue comes to a head. Deal with it.TaurusApril 20 May 20You have a gem of an idea, Taurus. Keep working on it, and prosperity will be yours. Young mischief adds flair to an old party. Listen and learn.GeminiMay 21 June 21Stress compounds with an addition. Relief comes from an unlikely source, Gemini. A shopping trip over the weekend leads to a lucrative business opportunity.CancerJune 22 July 22Curious Cancer. You can ask, but you may not get the answers you seek. A trap is set. Watch your step. A financial crisis comes to an end.LeoJuly 23 August 22Nagging is not your style, but it may be necessary at home this week, Leo. Your pleas appear to have fallen on deaf ears. Urgency strikes at work.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Ready to mingle, Virgo? Party invites arrive by the handful. Agree to disagree at home, and peace will reign once more. A chance encounter brings good news.LibraSeptember 23 October 22The clues begin to stack up, Libra, and you finally have everything you need to solve a mystery. An educational milestone is reached. Time to celebrate.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21On your mark, get set, go, Scorpio! You can do it. You have the skills, talent and resources. You just need the confidence. A plan is revealed.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Whew, Sagittarius. That was a close one. Make plans now to prevent the situation from happening again. A loved one stops by with a surprise. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Duncan Sheik Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com. This Grammy and Tony winning artist is most noted for his 1996 debut Barely Breathing, which topped the Adult Top 40 charts, reached the Top 20 on Adult Contemporary radio and remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-setting 55 straight weeks. Sheiks Grammy and Tony awards came in 2007 and 2008 for Best Orchestration, Best Original Score and Best Musical Show Album with Spring Awakening. His latest theater project is American Psycho, directed by Rupert Goold, which debuted to a sold out run in 2013. Zebra, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $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. The band also was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October of 2012. The concert will feature all three original members for a onenight-only performance in Largo.Clearwater Ken Ludwigs Moon Over Buffalo, through Aug. 24, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $19. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac revised, one nostril version and Noel Cowards Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. New Hope for Heros Campaign Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Donation tickets start at $15 and are available at www.NewHopeCampaign.org. The New Hope for Heros Campaign honors fallen heroes and veterans. Steve Kudelski: Mind Games, Comedy and Magic Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., at Tampa Bay Computer Society, 1510 Barry Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, visit www.stevekudelski.com. Kudelski, a world-renowned mentalist, will get inside the head of audience members at this show. The show features audience participation, mind control and psychological effects. The 70s Movie Series Saturday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $7. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The double feature will include Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alien. Classic Albums Live performs Purple Rain by Prince; Sunday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Released in 1984, Purple Rain made Prince a superstar. The album spent 24 weeks at No. 1 on the music charts and has sold more than 10 million copies since its release. Prince won two Grammy Awards for Purple Rain, including Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special. The album also was nominated for Album of the Year. The soundtrack also won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score in 1985. Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history. 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 re-creating it as you remember it from the original recording. The attention to detail is staggering every sound from the album is re-created live on stage by world-class musicians assembled for each album presentation. The 70s Movie Series Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $7. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The double feature will include Grease and American Graffiti. Jenny McCarthy Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $62.75. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. With the help of a hilarious, allfemale slate of standup comedians including Tammy Pescatelli, Jenny McCarthy takes an outrageous look at life as a contemporary woman: from single motherhood to casual sex. McCarthys honesty, humility and humor have enabled her to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host and New York Times bestselling author. Her unique ability to articulate the unspoken words of thousands of mothers and fathers across the world was recognized immediately. This show contains adult content and is suitable for mature audiences only. 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour featuring Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, Henri Brown, Noah Hunt, Tony Franklin, Scott Nelson and Tim Austin; Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The tour evokes the era when artists treated each performance as a unique interaction with their audience. Jimi Hendrix called this his electric church. The Experience Hendrix Tour fully embraces this approach, presenting multiple opportunities for performers and audiences to witness unique collaborations among the participating artists, and will highlight these artists performing their favorite Hendrix signature songs including Little Wing, Fire, Purple Haze and Voodoo Child (Slight Return). Gulfport USA Dance Monday, Aug. 25, 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. The 14th annual Geckofest Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport. Visit www.geckofest.com. Amid the thousands of festival-goers, hundreds of vendors and dozens of live musicians on two stages, attendees can expect to come face to face with acrobats, aerialists, break dancers, escape artists, magicians, jugglers, fire performers and more. GeckoFest brings an interactive circus atmosphere to the waterfront village. Live music on two stages will entertain the GeckoFest throngs again this year. Headliners will include popular local favorites the Ries Brothers on the South Stage and Double M Band on the North Stage. Both headliners are well-known Florida favorites playing high-energy danceable pop music covers and originals. The famous GeckoFest street dance will close out a day of live music with a party in the streets. Other bands and musicians during the day and evening include Phillip Cole, the Fabulous Deltonas, Francesca, Joel and Dakota, the Paul Anthony Band, Jay Pritchard, the Rose Island Band, Sol Sessions, 3 Pint Harmony and the Trop Rock Junkies.Pinellas Park 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. For information, call 244-1341 or visit www.regalrailways.com. Laurel and Hardy Film Festival, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park. Admission is free. For information, call 541-0719. Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps, Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Sponsored by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, admission is $10 for adults. Members of the military and students will be admitted for free. Call 522-6877.Seminole Music in the Park Friday, Sept. 5, 7 to 9 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. Admission is free. For information, visit www.myseminole.com. Performing will be Rebekah Reid and Those Guys.St. Petersburg One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey; through Sept. 14, 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. The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring Sasha Tuck, Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit www.fine-arts.org. Fourth annual Liquid Desires Craft Beer Party Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to 11 p.m., at the Dal Museum, One Dal Blvd., St. Petersburg. General admission tickets are $50. VIP tickets are $85. Attendees will experience a night of unlimited, one-of-a-kind craft brew and food tastings plus full gallery access, a raffle for beer enthusiasts and music to dance the night away. This years vibe mirrors the special exhibition, Marvels of Illusion, which highlights Dalis fascination with double images. For tickets and information, visit TheDali.org/Liquid or call Chelsey Kamen at 623-4713. Janiva Magness Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 p.m., at Ringside Caf, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Call 894-8465. Presented by the Suncoast Blues Society, Magness will be performing her 11th studio album Original. The 11-song album begins with her classic soul sound on Let Me Breathe and also features tracks such as Twice As Strong, I Need A Man and Everything Is Alright. The Marly Music Series featuring Eric Himy, piano; Sunday, Aug. 24, 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. The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show, Friday, Aug. 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit www.fine-arts.org. Steve Martin & Martin Short in a Very Stupid Conversation Sunday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $89. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaf fey.com. The two Martins of The Three Amigos will join forces for a night of individual Q&As along with singing, banter and banjo playing presented in an interview-style form. Both entertainers have had incredible careers. Having spent his early days in show biz writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, by the end of the 1970s Martin was one of the hottest stand-up comics in the country and quickly transformed that success into a movie career. Lately hes been expressing his almost lifelong love for playing music, having won a best bluegrass album Grammy for his 2010 release The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo. Martin is touring this summer with Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell. Shorts entertainment rsum is equally impressive and includes stints on Second City and Saturday Night Live. With movie credits including Inner Space, Three Fugitives, Father Of The Bride and Mars Attacks, Short received a Tony nomination and won an Outer Critics Circle Award for his work in a musical version of Neil Simons The Goodbye Girl. Short also cowrote and starred in Fame Becomes Me. Black Comedy, by Peter Shaffer, Sept. 12-28, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 866-1973 or visit www.spcity theatre.org.
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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:When the Game Stands TallGenre: Drama and sports Cast: Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig Director: Thomas Carter Rated: PG Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. When the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, Coach Lad must teach his players and the entire town that its not about how you fall, but how you get back up.Frank Millers Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForGenre: Action, crime and drama Cast: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach and Jude Ciccolella Director: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller Not yet rated Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Millers visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in Frank Millers Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Weaving together two of Millers classic stories with new tales, the towns most hardboiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. The movie is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Millers 2005 groundbreaking film, Frank Millers Sin City.If I StayGenre: Drama Cast: Chlo Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach Director: R.J. Cutler Rated: PG-13 Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursueWhen the Game Stands Tall focuses on football coaching legend Opening this weekend Photo courtesy of THE WEINSTEIN COMPANYAbove, Josh Brolin stars as Dwight in Frank Millers Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. At right, Laura Dern and Jim Caviezel star in TriStar Pictures When the Game Stands Tall. Photo by TRACY BENNETT/SONY PICTURESDirector: Matthew Weiner Not rated When Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) has lost his estranged father, the two return to Bens childhood home to discover Ben has inherited the family fortune leaving the ill-equipped duo to battle Bens formidable sister (Amy Poehler) and deal with his fathers gorgeous 25-year-old widow (Laura Ramsey). Featuring complex performances from iconic comedic actors Wilson, Galifianakis and Poehler, Are You Here is an unexpected story about family, friendship, and the people who keep us afloat while facing the compromises of life.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Cam2CamGenre: Thriller Cast: Tammin Sursock, Ben Wiggins and Sarah Bonrepaux Director: Joel Soisson Not rated An American backpacker in Thailand encounters a mysterious group of web performers harboring a terrible secret. Five Bangkok tourists have been beheaded after making online contact with an unknown party. Newly-arrived Allie Westbrock meets a pair of ex-pats, Michael and Marit, who perform on a provocative interactive website called Cam2Cam. The dark menace beneath Michaels easy charm and the strange bi-sexual magnetism of the groups leader, Marit, drive Allie to the brink of madness. 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Following is a summary of the Largo Lions Club Spotlight Series: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. The Fire and Rain Band will present a James Taylor Tribute, performing songs such as Your Smiling Face, How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You) and Carolina in My Mind. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundown will present New Classic Country, performing the hits from blockbuster superstars such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. Neil Zirconia will deliver the Ultimate Faux Diamond, performing Neil Diamond hits such as Sweet Caroline, America, and September Morn. Monday, March 9, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. Vegas Legends performs songs made famous by Elvis, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. Monday, March 23, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. The Landsharks Band will deliver a Beach Boys Tribute, performing hits such as Good Vibrations, Surfin USA and Surfer Girl. For tickets, call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. For information, visit www.largolionsclub.org.Inspiration Films shooting film in areaCLEARWATER Inspiration Films in collaboration with N-Take are currently producing a professional independent film in the Tampa Bay area. The team of Rod Grant, producer/writer, and Nicholas Nick Naylor, director, co-wrote and released Pawn Z and Mr. Engagement that have gained international distribution. Their vision to leverage the talent, economic benefits and great locations is coming to life with the film called Illusions that began production in July 2014 and is scheduled for release early 2015. I am really excited about this film and bringing it to audiences, I think its going to be a great experience, said Grant in a press release. Its a throwback to the thrillers of the s when films were more scary rather than gory. Grant is a long-time resident enjoying being a part of the growing success in Florida film industry. He is very experienced in financial management that maximizes budget, timelines and talent in independent films. Illusions will be in post-production in October and ready for submission to Gasparilla, Sunscreen, Sundance and Ontario Film Festivals. We are making professional, compelling films here in the Tampa Bay area that audiences want to see, Naylor said. Leading the way for the enormous talent available and working tirelessly to produce great films. We are having a blast and cant wait to release Illusions in early 2015. They cast local rising stars in the lead roles. Cast members include Keily Fernandez and Andrew Suchman.Venue to present acting classPINELLAS PARK Venue Theatre will offer a free adult acting class Monday, Sept. 8, 7 to 10 p.m., at Country Inn and Suites, 8050 U.S. 19 N. This will be an introduction to techniques used for years by actors and other public figures to control their nerves and keep them focused. Information on an eight-week class also will be presented. Space is limited. Call 822-6194. St. Petersburg City to host auditionsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg City Theatre will host auditions for the chorus/ensemble for Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 14-15, 7 p.m., at the theater, 4025 31st St. S. Directed by David Middleton, Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back, is a fundraiser for City Theatre and styled after a traditional British form of entertainment called Panto. Jessica Burchfield, music director, and Rodney Hamilton, choreographer, will be looking for: Four to six male and female singer/dancers, ages 16 to 25 At least two each mature male and female singers Three young children, ages 7 and 11. The chorus/ensemble will be asked to provide a basic black leotard, tights and/or dance wear for the production. For the audition, candidates should wear clothing and shoes suitable for dance movement. Panto is known for its rowdy productions with elements of vaudeville and British music halls. The performances always feature stock characters, drag comedy, double-entendre, outrageous puns, corny jokes (groaners), musical numbers and noisy audience participation. The production will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. For information, call 866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org.Johns Pass Seafood Festival seeks food vendersMADEIRA BEACH The 33rd annual Johns Pass Seafoode Festival will be Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, at Historic Johns Pass Village located in Madeira Beach. The festival will feature an art and craft show, entertainment and more local seafood vendors than ever before. New this year, food vendors will be going for bragging rights with free entry to food competitions, including Best Grouper, Best Seafood Dish, Peoples Choice, and the inaugural Battle in the Gulf Pass to the Plate Ceviche contest. 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After a very disagreeable first encounter, the two decide to help each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship. They soon discover that while they may be too difficult for everyone else in the world, they are perfect for each other. A pdf copy of the script is available. For audition information, email Cyrus at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about West Coast Players, visit www.wcplayers.org. Day joins Hoffman School as new conductorCLEARWATER Darrell Day recently was named the new conductor for The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Clearwater Chorus. Originally from Indiana, Day did his undergraduate work in composition and conducting at Eastern Kentucky University and his graduate studies in voice and conducting at Indiana University and Butler University. I want to provide a positive environment to both develop and inspire the students, said Day in a press release. My goal is to be the finest community chorus in the country. Day has published more than 300 works including musicals, film scores and several piano pieces which can be heard on his two CDs titled Make Me Beautiful and Once Again. He has performed at Opryland USA, Musicana Dinner Theatres, Follies on Broadway (a four-month tour of Western Europe) and the Greater Miami Opera. In addition, he has more than 30 years of experience in choral music with church choirs, community choirs, and interfaith ensembles and he is an accomplished pianist, a brass player and a hand bell specialist. We are so pleased to welcome Darrell to the teaching staff of The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, said Sharon Reid-Kane, senior director of education. He was an obvious choice as conductor of the Clearwater Chorus, not only because of his expertise, but also his enthusiasm for advancing the group to the next level. 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For information and access to a registration form, visit www.tarponsprings pleinair.com and click on Paint & Photo 2014.Stirling Studios holds art sale and exhibitDUNEDIN The Summer Sizzle art sale and exhibit shall be on display through Aug. 31. This exhibit is free, open to the public and features two and three dimensional art, created by the resident artists of Stirling Studios. Stirling Studios and Art Gallery is located on the second floor of 730 Broadway, in Downtown Dunedin. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An artists reception and open house will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m., with drinks, wine and light snacks. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please visit www.StirlingArtStudios.com. A&E American Stage announces After Hours SeriesST. PETERSBURG American Stage Theatre Companys 2014-15 After Hours Series will kick off in September with two shows, including Hawk and Waynes This is a Comedy Show and The Vagina Monologues. As part of the Sunday Comedy Series, Hawk and Waynes This is a Comedy Show will debut Sunday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N. This new, hilarious, totally improvised one-act play features the critically acclaimed comedy improv duo, Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne. Hawk and Wayne will weave together a totally improvised one-act play based on audience suggestions. Back for their sixth straight year in residence at American Stage, they have been well received nationally this past year touring comedy festivals like Philadelphias DuoFest, Sarasota Improv Festival, Hartford Improv Festival, Detroit Improv Festival and Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. Opening for Hawk and Wayne this season will be improv teams from students in American Stage Educations Improvisation Training Program. These improv teams will showcase their fresh, new acts. Tickets are $10. The show will be performed in the lobby cabaret, where there will be a full cash bar service for all our patrons. As part of the Cabaret Drama Series, The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler, will return to American Stage with new cast members. The production will be presented Sunday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Obie Award-winner Eve Enslers whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a 6-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, and a feminist happy to have found a man who liked to look at it. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, with $15 advance tickets available and a suggested donation of $10 to $20 at the door. Performed in the lobby cabaret, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons. For information, call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Visit the Largo Leader every day at www.TBNweekly.com
Classieds 5B Leader, August 21, 2014 LARGO, BY BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1,400+SF, Workshop, Kennel, W/D Hook-Ups, Tile, Ceiling Fans, Large Fenced Yard, Carport. W/S/G, Lawn Included. $1,150/Mo. (727)542-7571. LARGO S. OF WALSINGHAM 2BR/1BA, C/H/A, W/D, Fenced Backyard. Lawn Care Included. $745/Mo. +Security. (727)859-3322. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE HEARTBREAK HOUSE Quiet, Furnished, 2.5/Bath. Pool, Cable, Electric, W/D Included. $130/Wk & Up. Security Required, BGC. Patriot Guard Riders Discount S.R. (210)560-4943. SEMINOLE, OFF PARK BLVD Nicely furnished, w/private bath, microwave, small refrigerator, cable. $145/week +security. (727)398-0763 255. Accom. To ShareGANDY BLVD AREA Female Seeks Female To Share Apartment, Private Bath & Bedroom, Utilities Included, Smoke Free, References. $125/Weekly. (727)498-6971 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. OFFICE WAREHOUSE 800/1,000/2,000/SF Available. 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, Ron (727)560-3558 OFFICE SPACE 4,000SF 10 Offices With 1,400/SF Warehouse. 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Ron (727)560-3558 345. Lost & FoundLOST CAT: Black, declawed female, lost 8/3, vicinity of Brightwater Dr., Clearwater Beach. REWARD offered. (813)215-0133 anytime. 355. AdoptionARE YOU PREGNANT? A Childless, Married Couple, (in our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. Call/ Text 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 368. Music & Voice LessonsLEARN THE MUSIC OFLenny Dee, Guy Lombardo, Virgil Fox & Bob Ralston. Its Easy & Fun At Central Music. 4 Weeks, $39.95 With Instrument. (727)573-4654. 395. FitnessTENNIS BALL MACHINE w/Attendant. Continuous Hitting. Great Workout! Your Time/ Location. $15/Half Hour, $25/Hour. (727)418-1663 435. Adult Care & Svcs.PRIVATE DUTY NURSE FOR HIRE Flexible Shifts, 15 Years Experience, References Available, Call Amanda (727)434-0908 MISCELLANEOUS 20. Condo Sales 155. Furnished Condos 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 185. Beach Rentals 225. Duplex/Triplex Rentals 2. Real Estate ServicesVETERANS/ ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY Looking To List or Purchase a Home? Joseph Amadeo, USN (RET), Realtor, Lic#SL3271034 Coldwell Banker (727)724-7923 www.chiefjoe.com 1. House SalesPRICE REDUCED! SEMINOLE HOME, 11526 109th St 4BR/2BA/2CG, 2,104SF, C/H/A, Breakfast/ Snack Bar. Great Room, Sun Room & Living Room. Newer Roof, Patio and Deck. No Flood Zone. Must See Inside! No Realtors Please! $184,900. (727)768-3412 SEMINOLE GREAT BUY! 3BR/1.5BA Fixer In Great Area! 1,464SF, Newer Kitchen, Roof. $102,000. Under FMV FSBO. (727)643-2391 5. R.E. Sales 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS! 2BR/1BA Land Owned. Sales & Rentals, Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker. (727)319-8229 www.seminolegarden.com ULTIMAR I, 3BR/2.5BA/1CG FOR SALE BY OWNER Extensive Wrap Balcony, Direct Gulf SW Corner, 1,942SF, Pristine, $779,000. (727)277-4988. Diane Warder, RE Agent. Co-Brokers Welcome. First Time Homebuyer Program*( 727 ) 223-6418www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County032014 SEMINOLE GARDENSBUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. New Carpet Great View $43,900 2BR/2BA 1,056 sq. ft. Corner Unit Water View $64,900 Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com LAKEVIEW OF LARGO SOUTH NEW LISTINGS Fresh & Bright 2 Bedroom End Unit, Covered Parking. New Windows, Enclosed Lanai. Reasonable Maintenance. Easy Show $79,950 Sunny 2BR/2BA, Spacious Floor Plan, Walk in Closet Enclosed Lanai Overlooking Pool, Good Storage. Non Evacuation Area, Covered Parking $84,900Maureen Stilwell Rutenberg Realty (727)596-2965, (727)458-2246WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA Impeccably Maintained Unit. Desirable Park Street Location. Heated Pool, Tennis Courts & Clubhouse. $164,900. For More Information Visit: www.5400parkstreet311.com or Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21 JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES (727)515-3462. 35. Mobile Home SalesTWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. SEMINOLE, BICKLEY PARK 1BR/1BA, Sunroom, Completely Furnished, $12,999/OBO. 55+ Community, Lot Rent $475/Mo. Includes: Electric, Water, Sewer, Pool, WIFI and Many Activities. (954)684-1372 or email@example.com 95. Property Mgmt.GOT VACANCIES?Let Us Fill & Manage Your Properties. Seasonal & Annual. Staging Services Available. Florida Dreams R.E. Sales & Rentals, (727)266-3767. 100. R.E. Wanted 135. RentalsIRB 1BR/1BA 1 Block From Beach. Furnished or Unfurnished, W/D. $725/MO. 12/Month Lease. Non-Smoking. (510)472-0809 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, Any Age, Furnished, $750/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 $175/Mo. Maintenance No Flood Insurance Required!12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. Brochures Available At Clubhouse.Come VisitGLENWOOD ESTATES:A Beautiful 5-Star, 55+, Land-Owned Park All Homes 2-3BR/2BA/2CP And FurnishedFor Viewing Call Glennwood Resident John Doles, IMapp Realty, 727-510-3331 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 082114 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. $$ WE BUY HOUSES $$And Fix Problems! See If We Can Help YOU! (727)537-6150072414-2 SEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN 2BR/2BA, Rear Screened Porch, 3rd Floor Pool View. No Pets. Annual lease. $850/Month.Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE: Deerwood Gardens Refurbished 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, New Kitchen Appliances, Vaulted Ceiling, Patio, Balcony, Covered Parking, W/D, Pool, Clubhouse. $975/Mo. (727)397-5571. 165. Villa RentalsWATERFRONT WINTER RENTAL Waterview Estates in Largo. 2BR/2BA/1CG Furnished Villa. No pets/smoking. 3 Month Minimum. Minutes from Largo Mall and Beaches. $1,270/Month +Utilities. Rainbow Property Management (727)446-9633 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $189/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts.LARGO 2BR/1BA APT, w/Carport, $835/Mo. Dunedin Room, $85/Wkly. Clearwater Studio, $495/Mo. Free Water, Electric. Wont Last! Call Or Click www.586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. Large 1BR, Furnished, Corner Apt. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFSCall For Move-in Special: Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Non-smoking, Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Walking Distance to Neighborhood Shopping and Restaurants. 2942 W Bay Dr. (727)510-9085 INDIAN SHORES 1BR C/H/A, Includes E/W/S, Beach Access. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $1,000/Month. (727)599-5814, (727)623-4443. Owner/ Agent. LARGOHOT SUMMER SPECIALS!AUTUMN CHASE 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes Starting From $600 Minutes From Beach(727)586-1473 071014 SEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA 18/Years Plus, Recent Floors, Appliances, Paint. Pool, Sauna. Trans, Publix, Aldis. $550/Month. (727)258-4359.Call Classied 397-5563 082114LABOR DAY SPECIAL!$55 Off 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor Apartments!!!* Our Specials Dont Last Long So Act Quick. Book A Tour Today To See All We Have To Offer!Screened-In Lanais, Resort Sized Pools, Monthly Calendar FULL Of Activities & Much Much More!*Specials Are Run On Specific Units, Limited AvailabilityMyImperialPalmsHome.com(727)585-3723 INDIAN ROCKS BEACH WEEKLY RENTALS Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs rates starting at $329/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com MADEIRA BEACH EFFICIENCY w/Kitchen, Furnished, Phone, Cable, Laundry, Pool. Across From Beach. No Pets. $300/Week, FL Residents. 14711 Gulf Blvd. (866)394-0751. FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. FULLY FURNISHED 1BRs & Efficiencies Available! Walking Distance to Beautiful Madeira Beach. Most Utilities Included. Call For Availability, (727)397-4130. TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR/2.5BA Furnished Townhome with Private W/D and Garage. Walk to Beach! No Pets/ No Smoking. Pool. Weekly or Monthly. (877)518-9190 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)266-3767. 205. Townhouse RentalsLARGO 2BR/1.5BA Small Screened Lanai, New Appliances, W/D, 1,150SF. $850/Mo. 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Continental Breakfast. Income Qualications. No Smoking in Building or Apartments.727-447-5701 073114 MOVE-INSPECIALS ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Magnolia Gardens, 3800 62nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Luxury Living At An Affordable Price!Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment s With No Community Fees. Includes 3 Restaurant Style Meals Daily With 2 Snacks. 24 Hour Staff. Therapy Center, Library, Chapel, Beauty Salon.www.MagnoliaGardensAssistedLiving.com (727) 489-6440 082114-2E Centro de Vivienda Asistida Magnolia Gardens, 3800 62nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Vivir lujoso a un precio economico!Apartamentos estudio, 1 y 2 dormitorios sin cargos de comunidad. Incluye 3 comidas estilo restaurante diarias con 2 meriendas. Personal disponibles 24 horas al dia. Centro de Terapia, Bibiloteca, Capilla, Salon de Belleza.www.MagnoliaGardensAssistedLiving.com (727) 489-6440 082114-2S 55+ COMMUNITY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Palm Lake Village Apartments, Dunedin, Florida 1 Bedroom Remodeled $600. 2 Bedroom Remodeled $700. One story remodeled garden style apartments with lanai. Close to shopping centers & beaches. New Community Center with library and computers. Sparkling Pool with accessible ramp. Small pets welcome. Security Deposits start at $300.www.PinellasHousing.com (727) 733-8880 082114-3E Comunidad para Mayores de 55 Anos Ahora Aceptando Applicaciones Palm Lake Village Apartments, Dunedin, FloridaApartamentos de estilo jardin de un piso. Cerca de centros comerciales y playas. Nuevo Centro Comunitario con biblioteca y computadoras. Piscina brillante con rampa accesible. Mascoatas pequenas bienvenidos. Todos los apartamentos tienen una terraza-perfecto para descansar! 1 dormitorio $600, 2 dormitorios $700. Depoito empesando en $300.www.PinellasHousing.com (727) 733-8880 082114-3S 55+ COMMUNITY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Crystal Lakes Manor Apartments, Pinellas Park 1 Bedroom $470 2 Bedroom $510 Security Deposits start at $250 One story apartments with open layouts. Near Parkside Mall & Super Wal-Mart. Small pets welcome. Peaceful lakeside setting with park benches.www.PinellasHousing.com (727) 522-2074 082114-1E Comunidad para Mayores de 55 Anos Ahora Aceptando Applicaciones Crystal Lakes Manor Apartments 1 dormitorio $470, deposito empe sando en $250 2 dormitorios $510, deposito empe sando en $250 Aparamentos de un piso con disenos abietros. Cerca de Parkside Mall y Super Walmart. Mascotas pequenas bienvenidos. Escenario pacifico al lado del lago con bancos.www.PinellasHousing.com (727) 522-2074 082114-1S 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, SEPT. 1ST, IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY. 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We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self-motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 LPNs: PINECREST PLACEA Premier Brookdale retirement community, is seeking A Part-Time LPN for 3rd Shift 10pm-6am. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo. Send resume to Margaret.Kristall@Brookdale.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. HOUSEKEEPERS/ GUEST ROOM Attendants: Full-Time and Part-Time needed immediately. Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 FRONT DESK Looking for a reliable, trustworthy, multi-tasker to work in our Seminole, FL office. Experience a plus but not required. We are open until 6pm or 7pm some nights, Monday-Friday. Please fax your resume to (727)397-3004. LEGACY VACATION CLUB Is looking for a dynamic experienced Front Desk Agent/ Activities Coordinator to deliver outstanding guest service and activities to create a pleasurable vacation experience for our guests. Full-Time. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 HANDYMAN FULL-TIME Home Maintenance, Redington Beach. Fax Resume to (727)394-2727. 505. Part-Time HelpRESIDENT AIDESPinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP CUSTOMER SERVICE/ INSDIE SALES Product Knowledge; Ostomy/ Urologicals. 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Health Care Mgmt. or related + knowledge of inv. control mgmt., marketing strategies, cost analysis, financial forecasting, and pharm. bus. rep. Send resume to Edwards Pharmacy of Indian Rocks LLC, 12071 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774. WANTED SOMEONE TO Duplicate DVDs & Label, (727)282-9332082114 515. Hospitality HelpCLEARWATER HOTEL NOW Hiring Breakfast Ambassador & Room Attendent. Great Atmosphere, Competitive Wages! Apply In Person: Springhill Suites By Marriott, 3485 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater. PART-TIME & FULL-TIME POSITIONS Prep Cook, Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. PART-TIME CONCIERGE/ BELL Person. Mon, Wed, Fri. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPING Public Area Cleaner & Room Cleaner. Apply At 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 HOMEMAKER/ COMPANIONS, HHAs & CNAsHomemaker Companions:$9.50 & $10.50 Per HourHHAs, CNAs:$12, $13 & $16 Per HourFor Consideration Please Call (727)209-2797. 535. Business Opportunities1ST EQUITY CAPITAL REALTY INC Restaurant/ Bar/ Real Estate/ 4COP, Pinellas, $1,300,000.00 Call (727) 230-7127www.CommercialMortgageMoney.com 585. AuctionsWWW.GRANNYSAUCTION.NET Buying & Consigning Antiques, Furniture, Art, Glass, Military, Gold, Sterling, Sculpture, Jewelry, Etc. Free Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4pm. (727)572-1567AB1769. 5175 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater 33760 600. MerchandiseCOLLECTOR DOLL FOR SALE $70-$80. (727)584-4347. 615. Appliance SalesMAYTAG WASHER AND DRYER Stainless Steel. Slightly Used. Been in Storage. $350. (727)333-1877 Train to be a Professional Pet Groomer at Floridas Premiere Pet and Show grooming vocational trade school. 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Wearable ART 10 will celebrate a decade as Tampa Bays premiere mash-up of fashion and art on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. The pre-party will kick off at 7 p.m. The runway show, showcasing the innovative creations of local artists and edgy designers, will start at 8:30 p.m. Following the show, there also will be an after-party event, set, for 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, with reserved seating going for $40 or $75. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Its hard to believe that nine years ago the Dunedin Fine Art Centers incredibly successful Wearable ART Fashion Show made its debut before its first sold-out crowd. Now in its 10th year, this always-surprising event promises to continue to be the standard against which all other art/fashion shows are measured. Part of the reason the show continually remains fresh may be the influx of new talent in the producers chair. DFACs new development director, Natalie Root, steps up this year. Root has plans that span both Tampa Bay and the Caribbean Sea to bring some added dazzle to the 10th installation of this yearly crowd-pleaser. Obviously, the 10th year is a milestone for any event, said Root in a press release. We wanted to look back at what had been successful over the first nine years, while also pushing forward to lay the groundwork for success in the future. Root started with DFAC in March. According to the centers newsletter, she relocated from New Orleans, Louisiana, and brings 10 years of experience in fundraising. She most recently served as an international nonprofit management consultant across a variety of sectors. She has advised and directed campaigns, raising more than $100 million. In looking back at the history of Wearable ART, previous successful shows have featured some inventive and unique designs from balloon dresses to raw meat bikinis as well as alarming breasts and a lollipop kilt. The combination of eye candy and innovation has resulted in sellout after sell-out. Were excited to be able to fly in Rogerio Martins from Brazil for this years show, said Root. Rogerio has been a crowd favorite for years and now that the World Cup is over, hes free to come and share some of that Latin sizzle with us again. Martins used raw meat as a body adornment at one of the Wearable ART shows. The shows runway presentations also will showcase work by Mark Byrne, Melissa Dolce, Neva The Diva Durham, Alice Ferrulo, the Garden Fairies, Julian Hartzog, Johnny Hunt and Lina Teixeira. All of this is crowned by the incredible hair and make-up artistry of Salon GW and La Posh. Well also be showcasing a digital exhibition of photography entitled I am Indonesian with images of the JFC XII World Fashion Carnival in Indonesia by Veronica and John Stewart, Root said. Then, of course, there are Orlandos Nova Rays hanging ten for the tenth year at the after-party. They are the southeasts preeminent surf rock group and will have the party jumping. This year, DFAC adds locally prominent Models of Success, each of whom will be working with a designer to bring their work alive on the runway. This years models include Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Alexandra Haddad, Mason Gehring, Isis Kling, Meaghan Maxwell, Chelsea Bree McMillan, Kitty Riggs, Jacqueline R. Ambrose Root, Cathy A. Sullivan and Casey Wilcox. We expect another sell-out and just an incredible show, said Root. As is always the case, the audience will bring their OWN fashion flair to the event. Wearable ART 10Visual artists exhibit unconventional fashion designs at annual DFAC crowd-pleaserPhotos courtesy of DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTERWearable ART 10 features innovative fashion designs by Julian Hartzog, above, and Lina Teixeira, at left. The event will take place Aug. 23 at Dunedin Fine Art Center.City of Gulfport to host 14th annual GeckoFest Saturday, Aug. 30GULFPORT Gulfports 14th annual GeckoFest will bring entertainment to streets and stages during a daylong spectacle on Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Beach Boulevard. GeckoFest is free and family-friendly. Amid the thousands of festivalgoers, hundreds of vendors and dozens of live musicians on two stages, attendees can expect to come face to face with acrobats, aerialists, break dancers, escape artists, magicians, jugglers, fire performers and more. GeckoFest brings an interactive circus atmosphere to the waterfront village. Each year, Gulfport celebrates the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, dedicated to the towns unofficial mascot and favorite reptile. GeckoFest has grown to become one of Tampa Bays most anticipated events of the year. Live music, a kids activities area, and vendors throughout the village are all part of the fun. Strolling and stationary street performers are now also a hallmark of the GeckoFest tradition. This years street performers bring more fun and thrills to the streets than ever before, allowing visitors get close to the action. Many of the performances include interaction and audience participation with festival-goers of all ages. The Acromaniacs return with balancing, flipping and comedy shenanigans. Dallas and Nick are reprising their amazing feats of juggling and escape from bondage. New to GeckoFest, Sara Schmoo performs a variety of circus acts including fire eating, contortions and stilt dancing. Will Soto performs high wire stunts that are both thrilling and comical. A full slate of other circus and magic performers, costumed characters (including pirates and superheroes), balloon artists, living statues, dancers and more will be spread throughout the village, offering free entertainment for the whole family throughout the day. An amazing fire show by the Bohemian Fire troupe will cap off GeckoFest again this year, including fire dancing, fire juggling and fire on the high-wire lighting up the night, set to music from the 1920s through today. Live music on two stages will entertain the GeckoFest throngs again this year. Headliners will include popular local favorites the Ries Brothers on the South Stage and Double M Band on the North Stage. Both headliners are well-known Florida favorites playing high-energy danceable pop music covers and originals. The famous GeckoFest street dance will close out a day of live music with a party in the streets. Other bands and musicians during the day and evening include Phillip Cole, the Fabulous Deltonas, Francesca, Joel and Dakota, the Paul Anthony Band, Jay Pritchard, the Rose Island Band, Sol Sessions, 3 Pint Harmony and the Trop Rock Junkies. A free kids zone will be dedicated to GeckoFest games and creative activities for children in Gulfports Art Village Courtyard from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Join the O-Fish-Al Gecko Goddess and other weird and fanciful creatures in a special Gecko Garden created just for the days events. Games will include the Great Gecko-Toes Freeze, the Musical Gecko Sprinkler, a Goofy Gecko Hole Toss, the Great Big Gecko Rock Eater, and Pool Noodle Geckos. Other free kids activities include Make Your Own Decko Gecko Hats, storytelling, face painting and a group drum circle. All craft materials are supplied. The kids area is sponsored by FAB Fiber, First Florida Frontiers and the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport. More than 200 vendors will line the streets of Gulfports waterfront village during the festival. This year, non-food and non-sponsor vendors have been limited to only independent artists, craftspersons and businesses offering hand-made or locally produced items. Purchases from these vendors will support only independent small and locally-owned businesses. Gulfports own eclectic, independent shops and galleries also offer great one-of-kind treasures. A variety of street food vendors will also complement choices from over a dozen of Gulfports own great, independent restaurants. Two beer and wine vending areas will also be on hand for festivalgoers. Colorful costumes are encouraged for all. Visitors may wish to don a gecko costume, or come as any other character they may imagine. The theme for this years Gecko events is Roaring Geckos, evoking the 1920s, so costumes may incorporate the theme as well. There will be the traditional afternoon GeckoFest Walking Parade, led by Gulfports Mayor, and including the O-Fish-Al Gecko Goddess and the Gecko Queen and her Court. A costume contest following the parade will offer an opportunity to win prizes for some of the days best ensembles for adults and for kids. Parking free. Free shuttles will take visitors to and from their vehicle in off-site parking. For information, directions and parking, visit www.GeckoFest.com and www.GulfportMA.com.