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Badminton at Highland Rec By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Badminton isnt a leisurely game for garden parties. The sport attracts a diversely aged and often international crowd at Highland Recreation Complex when the gym is set up with two 5-foot nets for pickup games three times a week. Its a lot of work, said Andy Fov, who drives to Largo from Odessa on Saturdays to play. The game is a great, fastpaced workout, he explained in between games Aug. 23. We have a long history here of badminton, said 73-year-old Tang Kokmin of Clearwater, whos been playing at Highland for at least 15 years. Before the new facility was built, the Highland complex used to host tournaments every year, before interest waned. Still, Kokmin contended that outside of the United States, badminton is a hugely popular sport. He hoped to see more interest and coaching invested into its pursuit locally. Its such an international crowd, Kokmin said. There are very good badminton players here. Beginning Sept. 2, Highland Recreation Complex, at 400 Highland Ave., will host badminton Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $1 for Largo residents and $3 for nonresidents. Call 518-3016.Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAnna Cheah of Clearwater, left, and Bianca Schmitt of Largo pair up for a pickup game of badminton at Highland Recreation Complex Aug. 23. They played against Cheahs 13-year-old son, Toma, and Boon Chong of Tampa. INSIDE Railroad crossing completeWest Bay Drive reopened to vehicle traffic the evening of Aug. 26, following the successful replacement of the CSX railroad crossing. Also, sign up for the 2014 Citizens Academy of Largo, a 10-week program designed to educate residents about the inner workings of their city government. ... Page 3A.LARGO SCHOOLSSPC students get free PSTA ridesPinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and St. Petersburg College have formed a partnership to provide a Universal Pass to provide free bus rides to students and staff. ... Page 12A.HEALTHLargo Medical Center expandsLargo Medical Center spent more than $4 million creating additions to the Behavioral Health Unit, renovating the Inpatient Rehabilitation department and the relocating and renovating of a new Sleep Disorders Laboratory with completion of all phases expected by the end of this month. ... Page 13A.First responder contracts move forward The war over funding nears a close ... Page 6A. Catch the Eight OClock Theatre production, which closes Sunday, Aug. 31 ... 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Exp. 9/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Vote counts tabulated in PinellasMail ballots prove most popular with local residents for Aug. 26 elections By SUZETTE PORTERPinellas County voters made their choices in primary and nonpartisan elections Aug. 26. And they participated in a countywide referendum. Mail ballots were the most popular method of voting, with 114,365 returned as of 9:10 p.m. Election Day, according to new real-time voter-turnout statistics posted on the Supervisor of Elections website. Another 32,880 had voted at one of 224 polling places. Only 1,856 participated in the nine-day early voting period, which ended Aug. 24. According to statistics from the Elections Office, there were 617,925 voters registered to participate in the Aug. 26 elections, including 219,538 registered Republicans in Pinellas, 223,751 Democrats and 174,636 registered as other than one of the two major political parties. Unofficial voter turnout was 23.95 percent. The highest voter turnout reported since 1994 was 28.16 percent in 2008. The majority of votes were tabulated by about 8 p.m. But problems with phone lines at eight polling places delayed the rest of the count. According to Nancy Whitlock, Elections Administrator, If theres static on the line or the landlines not working at the poll place, then they just decide to drive them (to another precinct). They have stations where theyre going to be dropping off the modem anyway, and thats usually where they drive them. Six were able to transmit from an alternate location but two had to drive to the Elections Office to turn in their ballots. Another 1,700 mail ballots still were waiting to be counted. The following unofficial voting results were posted at www.votepinellas.com at 9 p.m. with all 229 precincts reporting. Totals include partial counts of mail ballots. The deadline for the countys Canvassing Board to report official results to the state is Sept. 2. Labor Day: The last hurrah of summerA chat with Largos new leadersMayor-elect Woody Brown and Commissioner-elect John Carroll share views on LargoPhoto by JULIANA A. TORRESCommissioner-elect John Carroll, left, and Mayor-elect Woody Brown, interviewed separately at Proino Breakfast Club on West Bay Drive Aug. 25, discussed their visions and positions on the state and future of Largo. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO This year was the first time Mayor-elect Woody Brown ran uncontested in his bid for Largo office since deciding joining the commission in 2007. It also marks Commissioner-elect John Carrolls first bid for office, but hes no stranger to leadership in Largo, having retired from the Largo Police Department as police chief after 33 years of service with the department. Both have claimed their seats without appearing on the ballot after no other candidates stepped up to run against them before the qualifying period ended Aug. 15. Three other seats on the Largo Commission are up for election in November. But before those campaigns kick off in earnest, the Largo Leader sat with Brown and Carroll to talk about their priorities, Largos future and what it means to be a leader. Out of respect for Floridas open government laws, the two were interviewed separately at Proinos Breakfast Club Aug. 25.Building a better LargoTo start, Brown said the city had to make it easier for private investors to fix up abandoned properties by establishing a program for forgiving code enforcement liens. Currently, potential buyers will ask the code enforcement board to reduce the penalties against a home before finalizing the sale, and the board must trust on faith that the new owners will follow through on bringing the home into compliance with the citys standards. Brown said hed rather see a program similar to a city of St. Petersburg one that promises lien forgiveness after the property is improved. (Investors) dont have risk, as far as getting those liens reduced, he said. That increases dollars coming into our neighborhoods. Brown also wanted to improve Largos pedestrian accessibility by expanding and repairing its sidewalks. Local businesses would benefit greatly if schoolDee Bagaric of Pinellas Park, center, smacks a shot across the net in a game with Siraj Miah of Largo, left, Caroline Craighill of Clearwater, right, and Andy Fov of Odessa, not pictured. By SUZETTE PORTERFor many, Labor Day marks the last holiday of the summer season. It is the last three-day weekend for most until Memorial Day next year. Almost 35 million Americans are planning to take a final road trip taking them more than 50 miles away from home over the Labor Day holiday, according to AAA The Auto Club Group. AAA defines the Labor Day travel period as Thursday, Aug. 28, through Monday, Sept. 1. Labor Day travel is forecast to finish the summer with a bang, said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman. Gas prices are down and consumer spending is up, which should help generate the most travelers for Labor Day holiday since the record setting 45 million in 2008.Gas pricesCurrent gas prices are the lowest since 2010. As of Aug. 24, the average national price of a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.44 10 cents less than the same date in 2013, when the price was $3.54, according to AAAs Fuel Gauge Report. The national average is down almost 11 cents from July. The average price in Florida was $3.34 compared to 3.50 in 2013. The statewide average is down 14 cents from the same date in July. In the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, the average gas price is 13 cents lower than the state average, coming in at $3.21 a gallon. On the same date in 2013, the average price in the local area was $3.41 a gallon 20 cents more. Barring a major development, such as a Gulf Coast hurricane, prices are likely to remain relatively low leading up to the holiday weekend compared to recent years, Jenkins said. This will allow travelers to allocate more of their budget toward travel expenses. Tropical Storm Cristobal is currently churning in the Atlantic Ocean on track to pass off the east coast of the United States as a hurricane later this week. It should be way out to sea by Labor Day. It is not expected to interact with land. The only other tropical system being monitored by the National Hurricane Center is too far away to be a threat even if it does become a tropical storm or hurricane.Increase in consumer spendingAAA points to the increase in consumer spending as another factor prompting Americans to travel this year. Spending is expected to increase 3.8 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, AAAs experts say. 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Railroad crossing completeLARGO West Bay Drive reopened to vehicle traffic the evening of Aug. 26, following the successful replacement of the CSX railroad crossing. The road was closed at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22 and wasnt scheduled to open for another week. Beginning that afternoon, CSX construction crews began to remove the existing railroad crossing, Largo city engineer Leland Dicus reported. On Aug. 23, the new concrete tub crossing was installed and the rails were inserted into the channels within the tubs. Further progress was delayed that afternoon due to rain. Crews restored the road Aug. 24-25. Final asphalt lifts on the east side of the tracks were completed the afternoon of Aug. 25, with the west side set for completion Aug. 26.Applications for Citizens Academy due Sept. 5LARGO Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Citizens Academy of Largo, a 10-week program designed to educate residents about the inner workings of their city government. The academy consists of weekly sessions on Mondays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will tour key facilities, learn about the challenges facing future development, talk with city leaders about current issues and events affecting Largo and interact with city staff at all levels. Citizens Academy is a great way to learn about and get involved in your community. Applications are available at www.largo.com and must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 5. For more information, contact City Clerk Diane Bruner at 587-6710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. LARGO The city of Largo is offering several new athletic programs to its fall youth programming at Highland Recreation Center, 400 Highland Ave. The Instructional Basketball program and league is designed for two age groups: children ages 9 to 11 and 12 to 14. The program will include 45 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of game time on Saturdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15. The cost is $45. The Instructional Soccer program and league is designed for two age groups: children ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. The program will include 45 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of game time on Saturdays, Sept. 6 to Nov. 1. The cost is $45. The Instructional Volleyball program and league is designed for ages 9 to 15. The program will include 45 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of game time Saturdays, Nov. 1-Dec.s 13, 2 to 3:15 p.m. The cost is $55. The Sports Crazy program offers a different game each week, including wiffle ball, dodgeball, kickball, four square, capture the flag and more for ages 9 to 13. Four-week sessions start Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6 to 6:45 p.m., and runs through Dec. 16. The cost is $24 for Largo residents and $30 for nonresidents except for the last session. Volley Tots program introduces ages 5 to 8 to the game of volleyball through fun activities and skill games Saturdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, 1 to 1:45 p.m. The cost is $42 for Largo residents and $52.50 for nonresidents. Youth Cross Country will increase the endurance as children ages 7 to 15 run the surrounding areas of the Highland Recreation Complex Wednesdays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 12, 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $40 for Largo residents and $50 for nonresidents. For more information, contact athletics specialist Brian Harter at 587-6740, ext. 5046 or email@example.com.Largo offers new athletic programs Craft vendors neededLARGO Vendors are needed for a craft fair Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Orange Lake Civic Center, 11803 104th St. in Largo. The cost is $15 for an 8-foot space with a table or $10 without a table. Call Barby Darby at 235-5329 or 420-1849. LARGO The Largo Womans Club will host their first meeting of the year Tuesday, Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palms, 300 Lake Ave. Lunch will be served for $8. The civic club, dedicated to promoting charitable and civic progress of the city of Largo, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Jan. 26, 2015. Every meeting, held on first Tuesdays through May, will include interesting programs, fun and fellowship. Its members invite new residents and any fun and caring people to attend. The club was founded to build sidewalks along Bay Drive. Its next project was building the Largo Public Library. For more information about the club, call Ellen at 584-8314 or Rita at 447-1809.Largo Womans Club begins new year
4A Largo Leader, August 28, 2014 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. For more information, call 518-3016 or visit LargoPools.com.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. For more information, visit SouthwestRecCenter.com or call 518-3125. 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. For more information or to be placed on and interest list, call 518-3131.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. For more information, visit LargoEvents.com or call 587-6740, ext. 5014.Meditation class offeredLARGO The Parbawatiya Center will teach classes on meditation on Mondays, 6 to 7:15 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The class will run through Sept. 15. Reduce your stress and gain peace of mind by learning to meditate. All levels are welcome. The suggested donation for the class is $10. The Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center is a nonprofit organization based in Safety Harbor. For more information, call Maria Erickson at 813-431-7372 or visit MeditationInTampaBay.org.Paint at the Community CenterLARGO Enjoy the beautiful park setting at the Largo Community Center or spend a fun evening with friends in the art room while creating your very own masterpiece. The center will host a Mimosa Morning Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m., and a Painting Party Thursday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., at 400 Alt. Keene Road. The cost is $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. It includes a 16-by-20-foot canvas, all paints and supplies and up to two mimosas or beer and wine, soda or water.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.Start researching your genealogyLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society and Largo Public Library are offering Family History Assistance Day on Saturday, Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m., in the Jenkins Room of the library, 120 Central Park Drive. Bring your family information and receive free, one-on-one research assistance from a genealogy consultant. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend and experience the process of tracing their genealogical history. No appointment is necessary; first come, first served. Tours of the librarys Genealogy Center and classes will be offered. For questions about this Pinellas Genealogy Society event, call Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or send email to Bbryan84@gmail.com. CorrectionThe story City approves EMS funding agreement, which ran in the Aug. 21 edition of the Largo Leader incorrectly named Largos finance director. He is Kimball Adams. Around townReview the city budget, attend a meetingLARGO The budget for the city of Largos 2015 fiscal year is available for review at Largo City Hall or can be downloaded from the citys website at www.largo.com. Use the link bit.ly/Lrgbudget to find the Budget & CIP page. Both the tax rate and the budget must be passed in two public hearings, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., in the commission chambers, 201 Highland Ave. The proposed budget projects a 5 percent increase in property tax revenue. Property values in Largo are projected to increase 3.9 percent, which will make up the majority of the revenue increase. However, City Manager Mac Craig also recommends increasing the property tax rate, which currently is 5.22 mills, or $5.22 per $1,000 in taxable value. The recommended rate is 5.3 mills or $5.30 per $1,000 in taxable value. The rate increase, on top of increased property values, means the city would collect $945,500 more for the general fund. For more information, call the city clerks office at 587-6710.Largo Fire Rescue to host chili cook-offLARGO Largo Fire Rescue will reintroduce the annual Open House and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 to 4 p.m., at Fire Station 41, 180 Fourth St. SW. Family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout the free event, including a Jaws of Life demonstration, station tours, engine rides, a K-9 demonstration, a visit by Bayflite and chili tasting. Free refreshments will be available; donations will be accepted. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. The chili cook-off will feature teams from the city of Largo each competing for the title of Best Tasting, Best Theme, Chefs Choice and the Golden Boot for the most money raised. Bring some extra cash for several chance drawings. All proceeds to benefit the Childrens Burn Foundation of Florida. Parking will be available in the Pinellas County School Administration Board parking lot located across the street from the fire station. For more information, call Largo Fire Rescue at 587-6737.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, 105 Central Park Drive. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, full course dinner, entertainment, silent auctions and dancing. Tickets are $125 a person. For information or 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 cuts across cultural, social, ethnic, age, educational and economic barriers. For sponsorship opportunities, call Steven Rodriquez at 593-2000 or email Steven@SWRandAssociates.com. LEADERS, from page 1Aboard and Largo Medical Center employees could access the West Bay Drive area on their lunch breaks without jumping into their cars, Brown said. He also said he would suggest each commissioner taking a turn to sit in on the city managers weekly meeting with the department directors. Carroll said the city could do more to recruit, attract and retain its employees. Largo should not be a stepping stone to other employers out there, he said. Content employees take more pride in their work and provide better service to residents, making for a lasting impact, he said. He also supported a multi-year, standardized plan for growing city staff in step with the growth of the city itself. Employees within all departments, from public works to police, have to be able to keep up with service demands. There hasnt really been a plan to do that, he said. With that, Carroll said he supported closing the enclaves in the city, to avoid the duplication of efforts from overlapping jurisdictions. I dont believe in hostile annexation, but there are plenty of potholes in the city of Largo, where one side of the street is Largo and the other side is not in Largo, he said.Greenlight PinellasBrown and Carroll differed sharply on Greenlight Pinellas, a plan to improve bus and eventually rail transportation options in the county, funded through an additional 1-cent sales tax. Carroll was opposed to the plan, especially in how it would be funded. He feared another sales tax initiative might jeopardize public support for the existing Penny for Pinellas tax, which has funded many needed capital improvement projects across the county. He agreed that transportation needed to be addressed in Pinellas. There is a problem, he said. Im not really sure that theres a solution in an extra penny tax. Transit options such as rail and improved bus service work better in a more vertical community, he said. Here, people want to go where they want to go, when they want to go there, he said. Theres nothing people hate more than being behind a PSTA bus. The first step in alleviating traffic issues would be to finish existing road construction projects. Theres no excuse for the length of time Ulmerton Road, for example, has been under construction, he said. Carroll also worried that Largos position in the center of the county would make it subordinate to the needs of other communities in such a plan. Brown viewed Largos centrality to the plan as a positive. In the Greenlight Pinellas plan, four rail stops will be built within Largo city limits, more than any other city. Ultimately, I think that the plan as its proposed will be really beneficial, in the long run, to the city of Largo, Brown said. He did have concerns for how the train would run down East Bay Drive and how accessible and pedestrian-friendly the stations should be built. And he said he would prefer a regional perspective to transportation improvements, rather than focusing on Pinellas County alone. But Brown thought increasing transportation alternatives would create job opportunities and boost tourism. The most vocal opponents, I think, of Greenlight Pinellas they just dont want to spend any money, he said. They fail to recognize that the cost of improving the status quo is pretty exorbitant as well. If we have to put two more lanes down East Bay and four more lanes down U.S. 19 in five years, thats not free.Leading LargoBoth Brown and Carroll said they were pleased to see the economy slowly improving and agreed that it meant a better outlook for the city of Largo. Now is the time not to just go back to doing things the way things we did before the economic downturn, Carroll said. Now is a good time to prioritize and examine what we want to be doing five years from now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now. Setting the priorities and long-term plans for the city is largely how commissioners should take a leadership role, rather than merely watching and managing the budget, Carroll said. go up by 1.4 percent; therefore, more Americans are likely to use credit cards to pay for holiday travel. This year, Americans are more optimistic about their financial situation, Jenkins said. Consumer spending continues to outpace disposable income, indicating that Americans are comfortable using their credit cards to finance one last summer vacation this year. While travelers save on gas, theyll likely pay about 6 to 9 percent more for lodging. Prices at AAA rated lodgings range from an average of $171 to $125. Cost of car rentals is about the same as last year, averaging $51. Airfare is up about 2 percent, but 1 percent more are expected to fly this year. About 1.5 million Floridians will travel by auto for Labor Day, according to AAA. Nearly, 132,000 are expected to fly and about 88,000 will use other transportation. AAAs travel projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Global Insight.Labor Day safetyAs people prepare to celebrate, local law enforcement will be making plans to take to the roadways and waterways. They will be looking for people operating vehicles or boats while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They will be looking for speeders, red-light runners and aggressive drivers. Everyone is urged to wear a seat belt. Dont forget the life jacket when out on the water. LABOR DAY, from page 1A ELECTION, from page 1ANonpartisan elections and referendum questionVoters said yes by more than 63 percent to the referendum question for a countywide tax exemption for qualified businesses. The economic ad valorem tax exemption legislation allows Pinellas County to encourage job creation and capital investment by new and expanding businesses and be competitive in regional and statewide economic development efforts, said Economic Development Director Mike Meidel. The yes vote will allow County Commissioners to grant ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and existing businesses that want to expand. All registered voters were eligible to vote in nonpartisan elections for Sixth Circuit judge positions and school board seats. Susan St. John was ahead of Laura Snell with nearly 69 percent of the vote for circuit judge, Group 1. Alicia Polk took the lead with 51 percent of the vote against Ken Lark with 31 percent and Alan Scott Rosenthal with 18 percent for circuit judge, Group 2. Kimberly Kim Sharpe garnered the most votes, 53 percent, against Brian Battaglia for circuit judge, Group 16. Phil Matthey had 55 percent of the vote to Amanda Colons 45 percent for Group 21. Bruce Boyer had a large lead, 72 percent, against Jon Newlon for Group 35. In the race for school board, District 2 at-large position, all voters, regardless of political affiliation, were eligible to pick between incumbent Terry B. Krassner and Chris Tauchnitz. Krassner received 71 percent of the vote to keep his seat. Incumbent Peggy OShea took in 65 percent of the vote against challenger Ken Curtis for the at-large District 3 seat. In the two single-member school board races, only those living within the district were eligible to vote. Ken Peluso had 48 percent of the vote, followed by Beverley Billiris with 29 percent and John H. Nygren with 13 percent for the District 4 seat. Since no candidate received 50 percent of the vote, Peluso and Billiris will square off in a run-off election Nov. 4. Incumbent Linda Lerner garnered 55 percent of votes against Maureen Ahern for the single-member District 6 position.Universal primaryRepublicans and Democrats that live in the countys District 6 were eligible to vote in the Aug. 26 universal primary. Incumbent John Morroni received 66 percent against challenger Tom Rask with 34 percent. Morroni will keep his seat another term.Republican primaryRepublicans voted for their choice in the race for Pinellas County Commissioner District 2 at large. Former state representative Ed Hooper was up on top by 64 percent against incumbent Norm Roche. Hooper will take on Democrat Pat Gerard, currently Largos mayor, in the Nov. 4 election. Seven names were on the ballot for the District 4 single member seat, currently held by longtime commissioner Susan Latvala. Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers took in the most votes with 30 percent. Peter Nehr was in second with 22 percent, followed by Johnny Johnson with 22 percent, Jim Ronecker with 11 percent, Wanda Kimsey with 7 percent, Macho Liberti with 5 perJohn Morroni Dave Eggers Ed HooperI think the budget is a way to get things done. The budget shouldnt dictate leadership decisions, he said. Carroll said he benefited from a multi-generational perspective, as the son of a Largo businessman and a father of a current Largo homeowner. As a longtime Largo resident himself, Carroll said he didnt think his perspective on the city would be too focused on the police department, despite his background. I get a lot of feedback from a variety of sources, both criticisms and compliments, he said. Brown said hes been most proud of the little ways hes been able to help the residents of Largo in the last seven years. About five years ago, a resident called him about an unused telephone pole that had been left in the middle of the sidewalk, big enough to keep a tricycle from pedaling past it. Within a week of the call, Brown had connected with the right people to have the pole removed. Im mostly proud of being accessible so that people can come to me when they cant seem to find an answer in other avenues and able to take care of little problems like that for people, he said. The increased accessibility of all of Largos commission has been a recent improvement, he added. I just think we have a more diverse commission. We have a commission thats more in touch with a larger number of people that live in Largo, Brown said. Carroll admitted that, as corny as it sounded, he enjoyed serving Largo. Im looking forward to an opportunity to continue to serve. I enjoy the process of problem solving and helping the residents of the city, he said. I enjoy government when it works well, and I really resent it, like everyone else does, when it doesnt work well. cent, and Tim Keffalas with 3 percent. Eggers will compete against Democrat Mark Weinkrantz of Palm Harbor Nov. 4. Registered Republicans chose incumbent Rick Scott with 84 percent of the vote against challengers Yinka Abosede Adeshina and Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder. Scott also was ahead statewide with nearly 88 percent of the vote. He will square off against Democrat Charlie Crist in November. In the race for state senator District 20, Pinellas Republicans picked incumbent Jack Latvala by 87 percent against challenger Zahid Roy. In the races for state representative, registered Republicans chose Chris Sprowls with 65 percent of the vote against Debbie Faulkner for District 65. Republican Chris Latvala was leading with 67 percent of the vote against Christopher Shepard for state representative for District 67. Bill Young took in 80 percent against Joshua Black for state representative in District 68. District 64 also was on the Republican primary ballot; however, a Circuit Judge in Leon County disqualified the write-in candidate in that race. Votes cast during the Aug. 26 primary were not counted. James Grant and Miriam Steinberg will vie for the District 64 seat during the universal primary Nov. 4.Democratic primaryRegistered Democrats picked former governor Charlie Crist with 80 percent of the vote against challenger Nan H. Rich for their candidate to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. Crist also was in the lead statewide with 74 percent of the vote. Democrats chose George Sheldon with 72 percent of the vote against Perry E. Thurston to run for attorney general in November. Sheldon was the favorite statewide with 61 percent of the vote. The final choice in the Democratic primary was for a candidate in the District 67 race for state representative. Steve Sarnoff received 46 percent, followed by Shawna Vercher with 29 percent and Thomas D. Ryan with 26 percent. Sarnoff will face Chris Latvala in November. Juliana A. Torres contributed to this report.
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Soon after the operation began, law enforcement rescued a 21-year-old mentally handicapped woman who had reportedly been brought to Florida to be sold into prostitution. Two other cases also were discovered and a large amount of intelligence generated during the operation. Those arrested were: Troy Craig Driskell, 52, charged with human trafficking, deriving proceeds from prostitution and violation of felony probation; Sarah Beth Morris, 35, for solicitation of prostitution and Amy Lynn Kranwinkel for solicitation of prostitution and theft. In a city email, Largo Police Chief Jeff Undestad called the operation a great example of multi-jurisdictional cooperation, yielding great results.Driver dies in crash on Bay Pines BoulevardSEMINOLE Pinellas County Sheriffs Major Accident Team is investigating a fatality crash that occurred just after 6 p.m. Aug. 24, on Bay Pines Boulevard, west at 95th Street North in Seminole. According to deputies, the driver of a 1999 Buick was traveling westbound on Bay Pines Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The driver then attempted to pass a vehicle on the right by driving on the right shoulder and sidewalk, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The Buick then began to slide sideways, crossing the center median and striking a 2014 Toyota Prius, which was traveling eastbound on Bay Pines Boulevard. After hitting the Prius, the Buick came to a rest on the wall bordering the Bay Pines VA Hospital. The driver of the Buick, Jordan A. Schleimer, 21, of St. Petersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Prius, Roberta L. Cycotte, 47, of Port Charlotte, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies said speed was a factor; however, it was unknown at this time the report was released if alcohol or drug impairment were also factors in the crash. Eastbound lanes of Bay Pines Boulevard were closed at 100th Way for several hours during the investigation.Men shocked while trimming treesLARGO Two men were shocked by power lines while trimming trees in unincorporated Largo Wednesday afternoon. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Lance Russel, 50, of St. Petersburg and Steven Hansen, 32, of Clearwater, employees of Happy Palms Tree Service, were trimming trees at a private residence on Tallowood Drive when the incident occurred. Deputies responded to the call about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Deputies said the two men were on the ground moving a ladder when the ladder hit a power line causing the two men to be shocked. Russel was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Hansen was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with life-threatening injuries. The incident does appear to be accidental and not suspicious in nature.Deputies respond to drowning at Cove CayCLEARWATER A 68-year-old man drowned in a residential pool at a condominium complex in unincorporated Clearwater Thursday, Aug. 21. Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies responded to 3400 Cove Kay Drive about 11:07 p.m., according to the sheriffs report. According to deputies, Rodney Williamson was swimming in the residential pool within the Cove Cay condo complex at about 10:55 p.m. A neighbor located Williamson in the water unresponsive, pulled him from the water with the assistance of a security guard and called 911. Deputies responded and Williamson was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Pinellas County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.Woman dies after crashINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Pinellas County sheriffs deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred early Thursday morning on the Indian Rocks Bridge. Deputies responded to the crash about 4:50 a.m., according to the sheriffs report. The Jeep, driven by Robin Smith, 49, of Indian Rocks Beach, was heading east bound over the bridge when it struck the concrete guardrail on the bridge and overturned, coming to rest on the driver side on the drawbridge portion of the bridge. An eyewitness who saw the crash told deputies that Smith had exited the wrecked vehicle and then walked to the south side of the bridge, climbed over the railing and jumped into the water. Deputies and fire rescue units initiated a water rescue. Smith was found a short time later in the water by the Clearwater Fire Department. She was unresponsive. Smith was transported to a nearby dock and pronounced deceased. At the time of the report, the cause of the crash is unknown.Deputies arrest hit and run driverSEMINOLE Pinellas County sheriffs deputies arrested a Seminole man Thursday, Aug. 21, in connection with a hit and run crash that happened Wednesday night. About 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, a silver sedan was observed driving southbound on Seminole Boulevard. Randy K. Deane, 55, of Largo was driving a HarleyDavidson northbound on Seminole Boulevard. The driver of the silver sedan made a left hand turn on to Bay Pines Boulevard in front of the Harley-Davidson. The motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of the silver sedan. The sedan then continued driving down Bay Pines Boulevard. Deane was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Deputies identified Daniel McCaslin, 44, as the driver of the sedan. They made contact with him about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Treasure Island. McCaslin was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. He was charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and one count of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. Bond was set at $5,250.Man dies in construction accidentST. PETERSBURG A Palmetto man died Thursday afternoon in a construction accident at the Sky Trap and Skeet Club, 3200 74th Ave. N. Pinellas County deputies are investigating the accident that occurred at approximately 3:44 p.m. Aug. 21. According to the sheriffs report, John J. Winchester, 53, an employee of Woodruff and Sons Construction in Bradenton, was operating a vibratory roller, which is a steamroller that vibrates to pack the sand. While backing up, southbound, on an embankment, the roller flipped west. Winchester was pinned under the metal roof. Construction crews were eventually able to remove the roller. Winchester was pronounced dead on the scene.Former teacher arrestedST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a former teacher Monday, Aug. 18, for unlawful sexual activity with a minor. According to the sheriffs report, detectives began their investigation on July 22, after it was discovered that the suspect and a 16-yearold student were having an inappropriate relationship. Detectives say that Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, of St. Petersburg befriended the victim while she was a teacher at a private school in St. Petersburg. The suspect and the victim began texting each other via a phone application in mid-June. The two then began to meet up at various locations throughout Pinellas County. On or around July 5, the victim and the suspect engaged in sexual activity at an undisclosed location. Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Kingsley Aug. 18. She was released on $20,000 bond the same day. Since Kingsley is a former teacher and had frequent contact with children, detectives say there could be other victims. Anyone with information on this investigation or other potential victims, is asked to contact Detective J. 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County Administrator Mark Woodard thanked staff for work done to resolve the conflict and control EMS costs. There is a positive indicator that all parties will take this back to their respective councils and come back one by one (with approval), Woodard said. The city of Largo approved its agreement Aug. 19. In a memo to commissioners, Interim Chief of Staff Bruce Moeller said the resolution would level the playing field for all EMS providers. The cost components mirror the EMS cost components that have been allowed for the cities of Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg since the early s, he said. Good job! said Commission Chair Karen Seel. We should all stand up and cheer. Commissioner Norm Roche agreed that the work staff had done to defuse what had been a volatile situation was good, but we should not rest on our laurels. We need to keep moving forward, he said, adding that managing cost of EMS would be a longtime challenge. Woodard said the new contract would provide fiscal sustainability. It should keep the (EMS) millage constant through the end of the decade, he said. It levels the playing field. We treat each partner as uniformly as possible. Commissioner John Morroni praised Woodard and Moeller for their work and declared it to be Woodards first great accomplishment as county administrator. Excellent, excellent work done, Seel added. Im very proud of where we are. I look forward to continuing the dialogue. In related business, the EMS Authority approved changes to boundaries of two EMS districts. Upon request by the town of Kenneth City, it will become part of the Lealman district. The city of Pinellas Park, which provides service in Kenneth City, has agreed with the change. Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District will get back a portion of its territory taken away in 2010. PSF&RD provides service to the mainland in the Oakhurst area. In 2010, the county revised the district boundaries, giving Seminole Fire Rescue a piece that had been served by Suncoast. The Aug. 20 vote returns the boundaries to pre-2010. The countys designated EMS districts include East Lake Fire and Rescue District, Gulfport, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor Fire and Rescue District, Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District, St. Pete Beach, South Pasadena, Tierra Verde Fire District (including Fort DeSoto) and Treasure Island. Designated Emergency Medical Districts include Clearwater and the Clearwater Fire District; Dunedin and the Dunedin Fire District; Largo and the Largo Fire District, serving Highpoint Fire District, Belleair, Belleair Bluffs and Belleair Bluffs Fire District; Lealman Fire District and Kenneth City; Pinellas Park and Pinellas Park Fire District; Safety Harbor and Safety Harbor Fire District; St. Petersburg and a portion of the Highpoint Fire District and Gandy Fire District; and Tarpon Springs and Tarpon Springs Fire District. The towns of Redington Beach, Redington Shores and North Redington Beach have interlocal agreements with Seminole and Madeira Beach for fire and rescue service. The EMS Authority created a Redington Beaches Emergency Medical Services District to be served by Seminole and Madeira Beach. In final business, the EMS Authority approved the reappointment of Chris Arbutine Sr., Doug Bevis and Travis Palladeno as mayors council representatives to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. Phillip Nicotera was reappointed as the representative for St. Petersburg College. Gayle Guidash was reappointed as the representative for the Pinellas County Health Department. Amber Boulding was appointed as an alternative representative for the health department. Anne Scofield and Scott Kuebler were reappointed as citizen representatives. All appointees serve two-year terms. Park Blvd. Bridge to close Sept. 29INDIAN SHORES Upgrades to the Park Boulevard Bridge will begin Monday, Sept. 29, according to Pinellas County officials. The work will require the bridge to be closed for 30 days through the end of October. The improvements will include replacing parts of the machinery that open and close the drawbridge. The U.S. Coast Guard requires the waterway to remain open to boats and for that reason the work must be done with the bridge in the upright position. Constructed in 1979, the bridge connects mainland south-central Pinellas County with the barrier islands at Indian Shores and Redington Shores. The Indian Rocks Causeway and Tom Stuart Causeway will be used as the detour routes. Signs will be placed along Park Boulevard to give motorists ample detour information, according to county officials. Call 453-3320 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/roadwork. Road work underwayPhoto by BRIAN GOFFWork began Aug. 18 on the milling and re-paving of the northern end of Gulf Boulevard. The work began in Indian Rocks Beach and will end in Sand Key. It will take about 30 days to complete the project from one end to the other.
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We didnt hear anything about it from TripAdvisor. But when given the chance to vote for the nations best ice cream parlors in July during National Ice Cream Month, the Nulls business got a lot of attention from their former customers. Super Scoops finished third behind Island Creamery, Chincoteague Island, Virginia; and Dietsch Brothers Inc., Findlay, Ohio. Finishing fourth in the balloting was Woodside Farm Creamery, Hockessin, Delaware; followed by A Better Scoop, Englewood, Florida. Interestingly, Super Scoops and A Better Scoop both feature Working Cow ice cream of St. Petersburg. People have been coming in from all round Florida congratulating us, said Diane. The Nulls opened the shop in a former car rental office just under six years ago after relocating from Connecticut. They offer over 20 flavors of ice cream in a homemade waffle cone or bowl, milkshake, banana split or a loaded sundae. 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Balestrieri is a seasoned banker bringing more than 20 years of expertise in the financial services industry to his role at Synovus. His areas of experience include sales management, business development, branch management, business partnerships, and lending. Most recently, he served as vice president and branch manager at SunTrust Bank in Tarpon Springs.Avon reps recognizedThe following Avon representatives from the Pinellas Park area have been recognized by Avon Products Inc. as among the beauty companys top representatives in the United States: Mark Stockings of Pinellas Park Jean Satterfield of Safety Harbor Dawna Shayegan of St. Petersburg In honor of this recognition, the company awarded these individuals along with other top Avon representatives at the company an experiential trip to Puerto Rico to celebrate their success during the annual Presidents Recognition Program Celebration. Curves to host open house weekCLEARWATER Curves International Inc., a chain of fitness centers for women, recently announced that participating Curves will host an open house the week of Sept. 15-20, and new members can receive 30 days free with enrollment fee, in addition to a free workout. Some restrictions apply. The open house week provides women with the opportunity to check out their local all new Curves and take some important me time for themselves. During the open house week, new members will have the opportunity to work out for free on the Curves circuit, including experiencing Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, which are full body workouts that change each month. Those who join that day will receive 30 days free on their membership. In addition, participating Curves locations will offer free health assessments, healthy snacks and other raffles and giveaways in celebration of the open house. Curves of Clearwater, at 1488 S. Belcher Road, will be offering activities including a One Blood blood drive on Monday, Sept. 12, as well as vendor displays and door prize drawings. For more information, visit www.curves.com. PRO reports July real estate statisticsThe Pinellas Realtor Organization recently released Pinellas County real estate statistics for July. In statistics combining singlefamily homes and townhomes/ condos, the PRO reports that month over month there was a slight dip in sales from June to July. July saw 28 less closed sales and 32 less cash sales than June. The organization did see a jump in new listings with 231 more in July than in June. In the press release, the PRO says that year over year, singlefamily homes have increased in almost all categories and that the median sales price for a singlefamily home is up 8.1 percent since this time last year. New listings are up for single-family homes by 3.8 percent and for townhomes/condos by 4.2 percent. Single-family homes statistics, percent change year over year, are as follows: Closed sales are up 2.9 percent Cash sales are the same at 0 percent change New pending sales are up 12.1 percent New listings are up 3.8 percent Median sales price is up 8.1 percent Inventory is up 4.0 percent Foreclosure closed sales are up 18.7 percent Short sale closed sales are down 50.3 percent Townhomes/condos statistics, percent change year over year, are as follows: Closed sales are down 6.3 percent Cash sales are down 6.1 percent New pending sales are down 7.1 percent New listings are up 4.2 percent Median sales price is up 3.7 percent Inventory is up 2.9 percent Foreclosure closed sales are up 10.1 percent Short sale closed sales are down 57.1 percent John Balestrieri
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With that in mind, here are six tips to help prepare you for these situations: 1. If its safe to do so, pull over to the closest curb, either right or left. Unlike some other states, Florida law allows drivers to pull to the closest curb, whether to the right or left, to make way for an emergency vehicle. Well often see drivers in the left lane trying to cut all the way over to the right shoulder, instead of pulling to the closest curb. Since many Florida drivers arent aware they can pull to the left in this situation, make sure there is space between you and the vehicle behind you. 2. Respect the Move Over Law. If an emergency vehicle is stopped along the side of the road, you should move over one full lane. And if you cant get over safely, slow down to 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. Drivers caught not adhering to this law will receive a citation. 3. Dont get distracted by whats going on in the emergency situation. Put down your cell phone and make sure you can hear whats happening around you. Keep one window open, if you have to, and lower your radio volume to a manageable level. Be alert to other emergency vehicles that may be responding to the same incident. Then, as you pass the situation, dont be distracted by roadside activity. 4. Follow safe driving practices. If you cant find a safe place to pull over, stay in your lane, and slowly come to a stop until the emergency vehicle passes you. Dont do anything that you wouldnt normally do when driving, such as going through an intersection when the light is red. If an emergency vehicle operator needs you to do something, they will direct you. 5. Dont panic. People tend to freeze when they see flashing lights or hear a siren. If this happens to you and panic sets in, slow down, take a deep breath, and look for the closest curb to pull over safely. Its better to take a few seconds to look around before making a move, than to make an ill-advised move out of haste. And use your turn signals to let others know your intentions. 6. Never try to pass an emergency vehicle or speed up to stay ahead of it. Dont try to out run an emergency response vehicle to avoid stopping or pulling over, and dont speed up trying to keep distance between you and an emergency vehicle behind you. Just pull over. Pedestrians and bicyclists also need to safely make way for emergency vehicles. Dont try to run across the street to beat an ambulance or police vehicle. Move back a safe distance from the roadway in case another driver panics and loses control of their vehicle.Charlene Cobb, Community Outreach Coordinator for Sunstar Paramedics, has been a Paramedic, Training Officer, Education Coordinator and Community Education Specialist in her career. She is heavily involved with a new Sunstar initiative designed to promote safety in Pinellas County called Stay Alert, Stay Alive. Visit www.stayalertpinellas.com for more information.Sharing the road with emergency vehiclesby Charlene Cobb082814 Serving Pinellas County FREE DINNER & Information Seminar2 Locations!!Reserve Early! RSVP by Phone727-562-2080 Cremation & traditional options Worldwide travel protection Veterans Benefits Free pre-planning guideSerenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park3530 Tyrone Blvd., St. Pete Tues., September 2 at 3pm3690 East Bay Dr., Largo Wed., September 3 at 3pmOUTBACK STEAKHOUSECARRABBAS ITALIAN GRILL 082814 Veronica A. HoughamLARGO Air Force Airman Veronica A. Hougham recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hougham is the daughter of Scotty Hougham of St. Petersburg, and Tabitha Obourke of Largo. She is the sister of Alex Hougham of Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a 2011 graduate of Happy Valley High School, Elizabethton, Tennessee.Kathi Lee HarrellMADEIRA BEACH Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathi Lee Harrell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Harrell is the daughter of Kenneth and Machelle Harrell of Madeira Beach. She is a 2007 graduate of Rapid City Central High School, Rapid City, South Dakota. She earned a bachelors degree in 2012 from University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.Sean GodcharlesSEMINOLE Navy seaman Sean Godcharles recently graduated from U.S. Navy basic training at the Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. Godcharles is the son of David Godcharles of Seminole and Mariann Godcharles of Palm Harbor. Armed Forces History Museum hosts three fundraisersLARGO Tickets are on sale now for three fundraisers at the Armed Forces History Museum, at 2050 34th Way N., this fall. All special events act as fundraisers for the museums community outreach, veteran and youth education programs. Tickets can be purchased at www.armedforcesmuseum.com, by calling 5398371 or in person at the museum. The museum welcomes the First Responders Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. First responders from Pinellas and Hillsborough counties will compete to be crowned chili champs. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 to 12. The afternoon will be filled with all the chili you can sample, classic cars, a Budweiser beer truck, a cupcake truck, hot dogs and snacks, World War II M8 vehicle rides, virtual simulator rides, museum tours and a live DJ from Rhino Cubes. Event sponsors are Great Bay Distributors/Budweiser, Shasta, Rip It Beverages, Little Greek Restaurants, Lets Roll Promotions, Q105 and WQYK. The second annual Wheels for Warriors Bike Fest rolls in Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bikers will receive discount admission at just $15, free T-shirts for the first 100 bikers, free lunch, one free beer, AFHM lapel pins, museum tours and raffles. The Bomber Girls will be on hand for photo opportunities and World War II re-enactors from the First Infantry Division will conduct drill demonstrations at 1 p.m. Event sponsors are Jims Harley-Davidson, Full Throttle Magazine, Cigar City Brewing and the Florida Restaurant Purchasing Group. The Bright House Networks third annual Stars & Stripes USO Show will return on Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 for general admission. Only 100 VIP tickets are available for $50 and include a full dinner buffet prior to the event at 6 p.m. The event will feature The Lorrie Hafer Swingin Band, which has performed with such greats as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Les Browns Band of Renown. The evening also will feature tribute performances by big band singing sensations by Andy Stefanos cast of all stars, show hostesses, valet parking, vintage attire, era actors, photo opportunities, and a red carpet welcome. There will be group-dancing lessons from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Event sponsors are Walgreens, the Florida Restaurant Purchasing Group, Swing Gang, the Tampa Bay Times, USO Central Florida and Bright House Networks. Visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com. Military accomplishments Seth KlemGodcharles 233 Division received the Hall of Fame Award for exemplary performance during training.Carlye R. ThompsonDUNEDIN Carlye R. Thompson, a student at Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Leader Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Thompson is the daughter of Debbie S. Thompson of Dunedin, and Timothy W. Thompson of Newport, Michigan. She is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson High School, Monroe, Michigan.Carl SmithST. PETERSBURG Army Pvt. Carl Smith recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Smith is the son of Curtis and Malinda Smith of St. Petersburg. He is a 2013 graduate of Bayside High School, Clearwater.Seth KlemST. PETE BEACH Air Force Airman Seth Klem recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Klem is the son of David Klem of Goodyear, Arizona, and Becky Shield of St. Pete Beach; The stepson of Michael Shield of St. Pete Beach, and Suzanne Klem of Goodyear. He is a 2010 graduate of Boca Ciega High School. Klem earned distinction as an honor graduate. John A. HarrisPALM HARBOR John A. Harris is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training his first training deployment. Harris is a student at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. He is the son of Sally Y. 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Leader, August 28, 201410A ViewpointsWhen Al-Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million in January 2013, former Vice President Al Gore, who co-founded Current, praised the deal. Both Al-Jazeera, a network owned by Qatars oil-rich royal family, and his far-left Current TV, Gore said, were founded to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling. Last week, Gore and Current TV shareholders sued Al-Jazeera for fraud because, Gore attorney David Boies told reporters, AlJazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago. The dispute raises the question: Can oil and sanctimony mix? After he lost the White House, Gore resumed his role as anti-global-warming activist in the film An Inconvenient Truth. As a senator, Gore wrote the 1992 book Earth in the Balance, in which he argued that global warming represented such a dire threat that only a wrenching transformation of society could spare the planet, such as a government mandate to eliminate the internal-combustion engine in a 25-year period. Its almost 25 years later, and the wrenching transformation instead seems to be that Gore and company cannot get enough Middle East oil money. Liberal fans of Current TV, you got used. Launched in 2005, Current TV provided safe landing for current and former Democratic politicians. In the past few years, the network hired former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who apparently had no trouble juggling two jobs. Alas, the viewing public did not tune in to watch current and former Democratic politicians pontificate like politicians. About 31,000 viewers were tuning in daily. Current TV nonetheless was worth millions because cable and satellite companies granted the network access to some 40 million households. And why was that? New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter credited Gore with pushing cable and satellite providers to include his untested network through a combination of personal lobbying and arm-twisting of industry giants. When cable bigs such as Time Warner started to squawk about dropping the barely watched Current TV, Gore and company sold their lefty investment to Al-Jazeera. After the deal was announced, you might think that Gore would have chosen to modulate his criticism of the oil industry, given his personal debt to Qatar crude. Wrong. That month, Gore went on NBCs Today to promote his book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. In the book, Gore wrote, Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies as if thats a bad thing. Gore told host Matt Lauer its wrong to criticize him, because Al-Jazeera is a really distinguished and effective news-gathering organization. Now Al-Jazeera America has even fewer viewers 17,000 during prime time nightly than Current TV. And lawyers are involved. So Al Gore and company are suing AlJazeera for fraud. But who gets to sue Gore?Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sf chronicle.com.I give a few hundred bucks to worthy causes each year. I should give more, I suppose. Maybe one day I will. Id probably increase my donations somewhat if the fundraisers were more skillful or ingratiating at their jobs.A fundraisers first job, as I see it, is not to alienate his/her prospect at the very outset of the contact. But this fact seems to escape many of the groups that get in touch with me. One way to lose my gift is to assign the phone call to a person whose foreign accent is so pronounced I cant understand what he/she is saying. I have little prejudice against Pakistanis, Hispanics, Saudis, Filipinos or other overseas groups. But I become apoplectic when the fundraisers command of English is so lousy I have no hope of understanding what he or she is saying. Another turn-off is to be assaulted by some underpaid hireling reading in a monotonous, sing-song voice from a printed script in a steam room. As soon as I interrupt to ask a simple question such as Who do you work for? the hireling begins to stammer in confusion. He/she has obviously not been trained to handle anything not on the script. This triggers my doubt that he even knows or cares about the organization hes representing. Pressure tactics also will cause me to hang up immediately. Earlier today I got a phone call from a fundraiser who said he represents a veterans group Ive never heard of. I asked him to send me some literature, so that I could check on his credentials. Before he agreed to do that, he asked me to promise Id give a donation no matter what. I gave him a quick click, instead. I dont like appeals from outfits who say theyre strapped for money, but who nevertheless stuff their mailers with six pages of backup oratory. All that paper was once healthy trees. All that ink, plus the postage, costs money that could be used elsewhere. Dishonesty in fund-raising is rampant. Among the worst are the TV evangelists. Not all of them, but most of them. We will all grow old and die before we hear a TV preacher say this: Please send me as much money as you can, and right away. If you dont, I wont be able to afford my Rolls-Royce and my mansion in the Smokies. Ill have to find honest work, instead of strutting and ranting and scolding in front of millions of gullible TV viewers who mistake me for a Christian instead of the money-grubbing con artist that I am. Instead (and Ive beaten this drum before) these pious scammers will talk about seeds. Thats another term for money. Brother, the seed you plant today will become a mighty oak tomorrow. So send in your seed ($500 would be a good beginning) and before long youll have your own Cadillac and a chalet outside Gatlinburg. Even the causes I support irritate me with their fund-raising techniques. I send PBS an occasional buck or two, but I always feel like enclosing a note saying, Please use this contribution to shorten the sales pitches made by those snazzy society matrons who interrupt your otherwise excellent TV productions every half-hour to explain in extravagant detail how much we should support PBS. As I wrote that last paragraph, my phone rang. It was a phone company. It didnt ask for a cash gift. Instead, it wanted me to listen for eight minutes while they tell me why I should sign a two-year contract that includes phone, TV, texting, the Internet, movie streaming, Twittering and conscious contact with God. All of this in return for only a fifth of my annual income during the next six months, after which you can bet that rates will sharply rise. It used to be that fundraisers were happy for a single, one-time gift from us. The latest trend is to encourage our agreeing to a monthly donation to be automatically deducted from our bank account or charged to our credit card. Presumably forever. In this election year, the political parties are in full cry for funding. Their tone is now approaching desperation. My friend Leilani, a lifelong liberal, is being hounded via daily emails from Joe Biden and other Democratic sources. Their intensity has quadrupled since Republicans began threatening to impeach President Obama. The Democrats know this is unlikely to happen, but their fundraisers have jumped on the impeachment horse and intend to ride it all the way to Election Day. Most fund-raising techniques are unimaginative, but not always. The latest ploy is to dump buckets of ice-cold water on the heads of prospective donors, in an attempt to have them donate money to victims of, and research on, Lou Gehrigs disease. My question: If I agree to send in a check, will you promise NOT to pour water on my noggin?Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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Please continue to write articles similar to this and one day soon maybe marriage will be legal in all 50 states. Again, thank you for sharing this personal experience so that many people may see that we are people just like them. L.J. Wood DunedinWhat a deal for city managerEditor: I read in the paper this morning that the Seminole City Council voted 6-0 to retain the city manager for another 8 months. That certainly is their prerogative and may be the right decision given the negotiations on the Mall. However, I think it was not a good use of taxpayers monies to grant him one week of vacation for every month worked. What a deal. Given the eight months he will have worked, he would have had two months off. Come on, lets get real here. Roney Sorensen Seminole Council member: Let voters decide the issueEditor: It has been interesting to see the letters both praising and lambasting the Seminole City Councils vote on the Greenlight Pinellas plan. I encourage those folks who prefer to speak with knowledge on the issue to watch our July 8 meeting via the citys website, my seminole.com. The council does not lack understanding of the plan. They do, however, know that Websters defines to endorse as to publicly or officially say that you support or approve something or someone. As we are a representative body, it would be inappropriate to suggest that all of our constituents support the plan by approving the resolution. In fact, the majority of messages we received were against the project. The Greenlight plan is an approved referendum on the November ballot. We chose to let the voters decide this issue without prejudicing them by approving the resolution. Perhaps those chastising us would have us follow the slippery slope and begin endorsing candidates for office, or maybe just let the council decide all elections for them? No, that would be antithetical to the founding theory of this great nation. None of the Seminole City Council members spoke against mass transit in Seminole or Pinellas County, nor against improvements to the PSTA bus service as some have alleged. We simply opted to let the American Democratic process take place where it belongs, in the voting booth. Chris Burke Seminole City CouncilLack of accountability in SeminoleEditor: I could not attend the Aug. 12, 2014, council meeting due to a work-related out-of-state trip. I appreciate the good work which Manager Edmunds has done for our city and with him I have always comported myself with respect. Edmunds leadership includes the responsibility to answer taxpayers questions. The problem lies with his unwillingness to provide answers to serious questions. His choice is contrary to open and transparent government. Public requests for information require answers. Every taxpayer should be alarmed when their City Council actually passes a motion, July 8, 2014, which allows the city Manager to avoid questions. This gives carte blanche to our manager to dodge any questions which he claims not in the best interest and/or necessary and/or beneficial to the city. Negative attention has been drawn to our city because of this lack of accountability. This has prompted a groundswell of community members contacting me to persist in getting my questions answered, and also their asking of new questions. As Edmunds continues his job in Seminole, I will continue mine. If no answers are forthcoming, I have no choice but to seek answers through legal means. I respect the office of city manager, but we all need to respect and abide by the laws, which provide the charter for our city. Patricia Plantamura Seminole City CouncilorAmount of product per dollar is getting smallerEditor: My ice cream comes in containers of only 1 and a half quarts, instead of full half gallons. They say, At least we didnt raise the price. My sugar comes in 4-pound bags, instead of 5-pound bags, now. They say, At least we didnt raise the price. Now, my generic, store-brand, rough-on-the-backside, wood-chipladen toilet paper is being manufactured in a thinner width, thus less paper per roll. The previous rolls of this type toilet paper were 450 2-ply sheets at 4.5 inches by 4 inches. The new rolls of toilet paper are now 473 2ply sheets at 4 inches by 4 inches, supposedly coming in at 52.5 square feet. I did the math. The supposed 23 extra sheets on the new roll do not make up for the significant amount of product they shaved off the outside edge of the roll. Good thing is, they keep saying: At least we didnt raise the price. Scott V. Morton Largo 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. 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The guest speaker will be Jenifer Slocum, founder of Coeurisma the Benefits of Coconut Oil. Slocum will explain how the oil can improve health and offer samples of her coconut food products. After the meeting, the members will go to dinner at the Roosterfish Grill, at 7761 Missouri Ave. Widowed people are always welcomed at the meetings. For more information and membership, call Betty Baker at 392-5028.Scientology charity hosts fashion eventCLEARWATER The Clearwater Community Volunteers is hosting its 11th annual Fashions with Flair silent auction and fashion show fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave. A gourmet lunch will be served. Each year, the show features several leading ladies of Tampa Bay on the runway. Some of the models this year include the following: Margaret Word Burnside, executive editor of Tampa Bay Magazine Cat Coats, wife of former sheriff Jim Coats and co-founder of Beths Closet Mimi Kintzel, community affairs director for the Church of Scientology in Tampa Susan Latvala, Pinellas County Commissioner Lauren Collins Medlin, 2014 Ms. Florida Cathy OBrien, program specialist for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Kathleen Peters, Florida state representative Bahiyyah Sadiki, an educator in the Pinellas County school system for 11 years Carolyn Secor, local attorney Susan Valdes, Hillsborough County School Board member Ambrias of St. Petersburg will provide the clothing for this years models. The silent auction items range from $5 to thousands of dollars, with items including crafts and baked goods to celebrity endorsed goods, childrens items, sports memorabilia, fishing excursions, gift certificates, fine art, gift baskets, and designer jewelry. CCV is a nonprofit, charitable organization, made up entirely of volunteers and is a community arm of the Church of Scientology.MADD 5K walk, runs set for Sept. 19INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host the fifth annual Pinellas County Walk Like MADD 5K and MADD Dash 5K Run Friday, Sept. 19. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the family-oriented event will be held on Indian Rocks Beach with festivities beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. Event planners hope to raise $35,000 to help further MADDs mission to eliminate drunk drivThe Belleair Beach Ladies Luncheon Club held its 2014/2015 planning meeting at Alfanos Restaurant in Largo. On hand for the creation of lasting memories for the members were seated, from left, Marie Bard, first vice president, and Lois ODonnell, second vice president; standing, Sherrie Morton, treasurer; Joy Drennan, secretary, and Lillian Nazario, president. For more information, call Sherrie Morton at 581-8313.Luncheon Club meetsing, support the victims and families of DUI crashes, and prevent underage drinking. The event also strives to rally support for MADDs educational programs and victim services in Pinellas and Pasco counties. All proceeds raised from the event remain in the community to further MAtDDs life-saving mission of supporting and educating local families and youth on the tragic effects of drunk driving. Participation is open to the public, and team participation by corporations, churches, and schools is encouraged. Registration is $15 for participants ages 5 to 21 and $20 for those ages 21 and over and includes a T-shirt and participation in the food, fun, and festivities. Event guests can expect great food from local restaurants and a musical performance by a surprise guest. For more information about the walk, visit www.walklikemadd.org/pinellas.Medical marijuana top of clubs next meetingBELLEAIR Irene Sullivan, who is on the board of Drug Free America, and Clearwater attorney Ryan Schoeb will discuss medical marijuana at the Belleair Womens Republican Clubs next monthly meeting at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane, Friday, Sept. 5. Registration is at 11:30 p.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $22. For reservations please call Pat Watts at 595-1791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email Sherrie Morton at sherriemorton @tampabay.rr.com. Guests can pay at the door with a check or cash. We cannot accept credit cards.
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PETERSBURG Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and St. Petersburg College have formed a partnership to provide a Universal Pass to provide free bus rides to students and staff. PSTA and SPC announced the news at a press conference Aug. 21 at SPCs Gibbs campus in St. Petersburg. According to Franco Ripple with Kevin Cate Communications, SPC is paying $75,000 to PSTA for a one-year contract. In exchange, more than 32,000 students and staff will be able to ride free on any of PSTAs 200 buses on 40 routes. Students, faculty and other employees can get the free rides by showing their SPC ID cards when boarding the bus. We couldnt be happier to partner with St. Petersburg College to provide their students and faculty with the transit options they needed, said PSTA Board member and Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long in a press release. This has been a long time coming, and SPCs students and faculty now have a new way to get to class, home, work and all around Pinellas County, at no cost to them. Its great for our students, its great for our teachers and it will only get better with the improvements under Greenlight Pinellas. PSTA currently provides more than 14.5 million rides per year. It operates nearly 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 203 vehicles. PSTA is asking voters to approve a new 1 percent transit tax on the Nov. 4 election ballot. The increased funding would allow the authority to implement improved transit, as outlined in Greenlight Pinellas. Visit greenlightpinellas.com for more information. Classes began at SPC Aug. 18, and the college reported that 32,350 students had signed up for 276,620 semester hours during the fall term an increase of 2.2 percent over last year. St. Petersburg College, founded in 1927, was Floridas first two-year college. In 2002, SPC became the states first community college toSPC students, staff get free rides on PSTA buses Photo courtesy of PSTASPC Collegiate High School student senior Eritha Cainion talks about what the new partnership between Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and St. Petersburg College means to her during an Aug. 21 press conference at the Gibbs campus in St. Petersburg.offer a bachelors degree. As a consistent PSTA rider who depends on the bus system, this means so much to me, said SPC Collegiate High School student senior Eritha Cainion during the press conference. With this new partnership, it lifts the burden off the students, especially if we dont have cars. No more trying to figure out how to get a ride or pay for bus fare and we can ride seven days a week, including to the mall. Photo by TOM GERMONDTeachers at COTI Community Christian School, 206 23rd Ave., Indian Rocks Beach, participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 22. Those who are challenged to take the plunge have the option of making a donation to the ALS Association, take the plunge or both. COTI Director Amber Phillips said her brother nominated her and she decided to use the opportunity to teach students at the school about ALS and how they as individuals can make a difference. As of late last week, ALS donations had reached $53.3 million in three weeks.Taking the challenge School notesLargo Kiwanis expand programs to elementaryLARGO The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas will offer two of its programs to Frontier Elementary School starting this school year: a KKids Club and a BUG program. K-Kids is a student-led community-service organization for elementary school students. Funded by the Kiwanis club and guided by a school faculty adviser, the students will learn how to conduct meetings, plan, organize and carry out service projects. The BUG, or Bringing Up Grades, program is designed to help students raise grades from one grading period to the next. The sponsoring Kiwanis club funds the promotional materials and hosts parties for the students, giving prizes to the ones who successfully raised one or more grades while maintaining the rest of their grades. Students sign a contract with their teacher, who will remind them of their goal. Mentors will then help the students to achieve their goal. The Largo Kiwanis club has additional BUG programs at Mildred Helms, Ridgecrest, and Ponce de Leon. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 and dedicated to improving the lives of children through local Kiwanis clubs. The Largo Kiwanis club is accepting new members, and meets twice a month: for a breakfast on first Fridays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE. in Largo, and for dinner on second Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Roosterfish Grill, 776 Missouri Ave., also in Largo. Call Bruce Blazej at 536-0412 or visit www.facebook.com/KiwanisClubLargo.St. Patricks Fun Fair sponsors neededLARGO The St. Patrick Catholic School Fun Fair will be Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9-12, at 1501 Trotter Road. The fair will feature carnival games, amusement rides, silent auction, entertainment, arts and crafts show, flea market, food and drinks. Event sponsors are needed. For information, visit stpatsfair.com or call John at 742-9091.Lew Williams Center for Early Learning opensST. PETERSBURG The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County and its partners recently opened the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning, a multi-agency partnership between JWB, RClub, Pinellas County Schools, Early Learning Coalition and Lutheran Services Florida Early Head Start/Head Start. The center will provide high quality early childhood education to 104 children, ages 1 to 4, who reside in south St. Petersburg. Named in honor of former Pinellas School Board member Lew Williams who was a staunch advocate for early childhood education, the center is located on the campus of pTEC South in St. Petersburg and features eight classrooms: two classrooms each for 1-, 2-, 3and 4-year-olds (VPK). The center opened on Aug. 18 to serve children who have registered for the program.Salvation Army seeks school supply donationsCLEARWATER Throughout the month of August, The Salvation Army is accepting donations of new school supplies for children, as well as those who come to their social services offices seeking financial and food assistance. Needed items include pencils, paper, three-ring binders, composition books, backpacks, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, erasers and rulers. Items can be dropped off, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at The Salvation Army, 1625 N. Belcher Road. The communitys support will help ensure that local children in need will start the school year off prepared and confident. For information, visit www.SalvationArmyClearwater.org.PCS employees earn doctoral degreesFive Pinellas County Schools employees graduated Aug. 8 with doctoral degrees in curriculum and instruction from the University of Floridas Curriculum Teaching and Teacher Education Program. The graduates are Mary Conage, Title I director; Cara Walsh, principal at Pinellas Central Elementary School; Karen Mallory, secondary reading staff developer; Kim Miccichi, instructional staff developer; and Celeste Thomas, assistant manager, Alpha Program.Littlewood tapped for FEMAs NACCraig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, recently appointed 12 new members and reappointed two current members to FEMAs National Advisory Council. Christopher Littlewood was one of the 12 new NAC members. Littlewood is project coordinator for the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College, Seminole. The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. Members represent the whole community and include representatives from a wide array of backgrounds and communities involved or affected by the emergency management profession FEMA is just one part of our nations emergency management team, said Fugate in a press release. The National Advisory Council serves a vital role in guiding our plans and strategies by ensuring we remain informed by diverse viewpoints and experiences from every sector of society. I value the expertise and input of each of these members, and appreciate their dedication and commitment to ensuring effective emergency management. Information on the National Advisory Council, including a full list of members, is available at www.fema.gov/national-advisory-council.SPC to sponsor forum on sales tax increaseST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County citizens will go to the polls Nov. 4 to vote on a proposed 1-cent sales tax increase to improve public transportation facilities in the county. To help them understand the pros and cons of the referendum, St. Petersburg College will present a free public forum on the issue on Thursday, Aug. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. The program, titled Dealing with Gridlock: Is There a Light Rail in Pinellas Countys Future?, is sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC. Advance reservations are requested. Visit solutions.spcollege.edu and click on the Events tab. For information, call 394-6251. The forum will open with a brief explanation of the proposal, followed by pro-con presentations by advocates for and against passage. Speaking for the amendment will be Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch. Speaking against will be Dan Liedtke, a member of the Gulfport City Council. The final portion of the program will be devoted to answering questions from the audience. Moderating the debate will be Dr. James Olliver, provost of the Seminole Campus of SPC.Local residents earn degreesSeveral Pinellas residents received their degree from Western Governors University during the schools 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City. The university awarded 3,085 undergraduate and 2,456 graduate degrees in business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and healthcare professions, including nursing. Graduates reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, as well as Armed Forces personnel stationed overseas. The following Pinellas residents received their degree: Damon Poremski of Largo received a bachelors degree in information technology. Cynthia Twardowski of Largo received a bachelors degree in nursing. Tiffany Trowell of Pinellas Park received a bachelors degree in nursing. Sheila Flores of Seminole received a bachelors degree in nursing.College students awarded nursing scholarshipSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast Foundation awarded the Colonel Mildred Imogene Butler Nursing Scholarship at a meeting on July 29. This scholarship is awarded to Pinellas County students entering into or pursuing a career in nursing. This year the Kiwanis awarded six $1,000 scholarships. The recipients were Lacie Belcastro, Bogdan Grinov, Julia Le, Jeannean OConnell, Kristin Oliverio and Marissa Pitts. The program assists students pursuing a career in nursing and is named after Colonel Mildred Imogene Butler. Butler was a career nurse. The program supports the mission of the Kiwanis Foundation to advance the ideal of changing the world one child and one community at a time. Riley makes honor rollCLEARWATER Mickey Riley of Clearwater, grade 10, was named to the honor roll at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester Academy is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates that is committed to innovative teaching and learning, urban leadership, making a global impact, and Achieving the Honorable every day.
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Built in 2001, split floor plan, inside utility, located in desirable Tara Estates.Ashleigh MasiRE/MAX All Star Realty 4BR/3BA/3CG $348,000 SOLD Indian Rocks Beach Dolphin Reef Condos on Indian Rocks Beach! Wonderful Gulf front unit with over 1,500 Sq. Ft. Hardwood floors, new windows and sliders and kitchen! Beachside pool and hot tub along with under building parking.Rich RippetoeColdwell Banker Sun Vista Realty 3BR/2BA $505,000 SOLD082814 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906011614 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! LARGO Largo Medical Center hosted an open house Aug. 13 to celebrate the grand opening of +three innovative and technologically advanced units. The hospital spent more than $4 million creating additions to the Behavioral Health Unit, renovating the Inpatient Rehabilitation department and the relocating and renovating of a new Sleep Disorders Laboratory. These expansions are part of the growth at the hospitals Indian Rocks Road campus. Construction began in April 2014 with completion of all phases expected by the end of August 2014. With our community continuing to grow, Largo Medical Center is seeing the growth and the need for expansion first hand, said Anthony Degina in a press release. Degina is chief executive officer of Largo Medical Center. These changes will provide greater access for our patients and physicians. The Behavioral Health unit is expanding from 47 to 71 beds, and includes two new specialty treatment units. Services now include a geriatric unit and an adult intensive treatment unit, where patients will receive personalized treatment by a highly trained staff. The Inpatient Rehabilitation departments patient rooms are being upgraded, which includes converting the department to all private patient rooms. In addition, a new patient activity room was built and the daily living room and therapy gym have been refurbished and equipment has been updated. The Sleep Disorders Laboratory has been conveniently relocated to the first floor of Largo Medical Centers Indian Rocks Road campus to better accommodate our patients. The new lab has new computer technology for patients and physicians and newly designed sleep rooms.Largo Medical Center expands Tips for traveling with disabilitiesLARGO During National Rehabilitation Week, recognized Sept. 21-27, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo will celebrate Passport to Independence, highlighting effective ways to guide patients to their ultimate goal of going home. HealthSouth hospitals provide the Passport to Independence for patients overcoming challenges after an illness or injury. Whether its an out of town trip or an excursion around the world, it is important for patients with disabilities and medical conditions and their families to know how to prepare for traveling. Following is a list of tips from www.travel.state.gov to help patients use their independence safely when traveling: Know before you go Preparation is critical. If you dont travel frequently, speak to someone with a similar disability who has traveled to your destination before. Research medical care and costs Consult with your physician prior to your travel overseas to identify your health care needs during your trip. Carry medical alert information Carry all necessary medical information and a letter from your health care provider describing your medical condition, medications, potential complications and other pertinent medical information. Carry sufficient prescription medication Carry enough medication to last your entire trip, including extra medicine in case you are delayed. Understand your Social Security benefit If you are thinking about an extended trip abroad, find out if you can receive your Social Security or other federal agency benefits outside the United States. Getting patients to their destination of independence is our mission at HealthSouth Largo, said Tripp Smith in a press release. Smith is CEO of HealthSouth Largo. National Rehabilitation Week provides a great opportunity for our hospital to provide various tips and precautions when traveling while highlighting the various clinicians and experts who help our patients reach their individual goals. Industry newsMinuteClinic opens walk-in clinic LARGO MinuteClinic, a provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, recently opened a new walk-in clinic inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 8905 Bryan Dairy Road. It is the sixth location in Pinellas County. The clinic is open seven days a week, including weekday evening hours. Since opening our first storebased clinic in Florida in 2006, we have helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents who have visited us at CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work, said Andrew Sussman, M.D., in a press release. Sussman is president of MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark Corporation. The clinic is part of MinuteClinics expansion plan to add 150 new clinics nationwide in 2014.St. Pete General starts Senior Care ERST. PETERSBURG Responding to a growing need for more personalized emergency care for seniors, St. Petersburg General Hospital, an HCA West Florida hospital, recently opened a new emergency program tailored to its fastest-growing demographic: older adults. The Senior Care ER, part of an emerging national trend, is the first of its kind in the Tampa Bay area and among only a handful of similar facilities in Florida. Patients began using the new service in August after part of the hospitals existing emergency department was refurbished to better accommodate the needs of seniors. Located at 6500 38th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, the upgraded facility features: Four refurbished exam rooms with softer lighting and largerscreen TVs A private waiting area and designated parking Non-skid flooring for patient safety Pressure-reducing mattresses and more comfortable side chairs Hearing and visual aids Physicians and nursing staff in the Senior Care ER have received and continue to undergo specialized training in senior health. State-of-the-art cardiac monitoring is used, and an emphasis is placed on collaboration with patients primary care providers. We designed the Senior Care ER to meet the unique needs of our older patients in an environment focused on their comfort and safety, said Brian Roy, D.O., in a press release. Roy is an emergency physician at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Our physicians and staff are well-equipped to treat not only immediate medical concerns, but also underlying issues that affect patients longterm health and wellness. We look forward to serving more of our seniors in Pinellas County with quality, compassionate care.Hospital earns chest pain re-accreditationST. PETERSBURG The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care recently awarded St. Petersburg General Hospital with a three year chest pain re-accreditation. St. Petersburg General Hospital has maintained this accreditation since 2008. Accreditation brings together diverse medical specialties, such as EMS, emergency medicine, and cardiology; clinicians and administrators; doctors and nurses; lawyers; architects and quality improvement professionals. The SCPC developed the accreditation process to evaluate and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack. The intent is to ensure facilities meet or exceed quality-of-care measures based on improving the process for the care of the acute coronary syndrome patient. In meeting these requirements, the accreditation also shows the commitment St. Petersburg General Hospital has in educating the community about cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular accidents and the importance of early medical treatment for heart attack and stroke symptoms.Mammography reaccredidation issuedST. PETERSBURG The American College of Radiology recently awarded St. Petersburg General Hospital a three-year term of reaccreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review. Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field award it only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. St Petersburg General Hospital offers multiple services designated for women, including a Breast Center, Obstetrics, Midwives and GYN Robotic Assisted Surgery. Ostomy group plans meetingST. PETERSBURG The United Ostomy Associations of America affiliated support group of St. Petersburg will meet Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., in the auditorium on the ground floor of St. Anthonys Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other ostomates, discuss problems or talk about experiences they have had as an ostomate. Meetings offer information and education to help ostomates find the tools they need to get back to an active life. The group meets last Sundays at St. Anthonys Hospital. Refreshments are served. There is no cost for the meetings. For information, call Bill Schmidt at 657-0998 or Millie Parker at 687-7584.Out of the Darkness walk setST. PETERSBURG The Pinellas County Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at South Straub Park, Second Avenue Northeast at Beach Drive, in St. Petersburg. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Hosted by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the event is expected to draw more than 500 participants and is part of a national effort to unite 150,000 walkers throughout the country and raise more than $10 million for suicide prevention and awareness programs. Suicide, and the underlying mental disorders that can sometimes lead to suicide, continues to be surrounded by misinformation and stigma, said Debbie Safko in a press release. Safko is the AFSP Tampa Bay Walk coordinator. Were working to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and raise much-needed funds to support suicide research and prevention programs. The St. Petersburg Out of the Darkness Walk is one of more than 400 Out of the Darkness Community Walks taking place this fall, nationwide. Visit www.outofthedarkness.org.BayCare, Rays to host discounted game ST. PETERSBURG In celebration of National Recovery Month, BayCare Behavioral Health and the Tampa Bay Rays will host a special discounted Sunday afternoon game when the Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, Sept. 7, 1:40 p.m., at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. Attendees will enjoy a discounted seat at this familyfriendly event. There also will be pregame ceremonies in recognition of National Recovery Month. The Wiggles will give a special performance after the game. Cost is $15. Call 940-2837.Back-2-School Health Fair setThe second annual Back-2School Health Fair/BBQ and Dollar Daze Rummage Sale will be Saturday, Aug. 30, noon to 3 p.m., at the Here We Grow Learning Center, 1169 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Dunedin. The foundation is currently seeking school supply donations for the event. Book bags and other school supplies will be distributed to Pinellas County School students. For information, call Meredith Scott at 734-4841. For a list of donations that are needed, visit www.herewegrowfoundation.com. Donations can be dropped off at the Here We Grow Learning Center. Vendors participating in the event include the Women, Infants and Children program, PSTA and Dunedin Family Fitness.
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Eight OClock Theatres production of August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts, runs through Aug. 31 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. The play contains adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 plus applicable service fees. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. In his notes regarding the production, director Christopher Rutherford proposes that it is time to combine two famous idioms to create a new turn of phrase: You can never go home again because home is where the heart is. Rutherford touches upon some of the family dynamics the Letts explores in the play. Im not a parent but when I ponder what it must be like to pour the best and worst parts of yourself into another soul, and then one day to have them leave and live life on their own, I find the range of emotions and fears is unfathomable, he writes. We leave our family behind and we build a new family. If were lucky, the new and the old will blend together but for many, life doesnt hold such luck. The play is a spellbinding study of a dysfunctional family undergoing a full-scale nuclear meltdown. August: Osage County is simultaneously unsettling and beguiling in its voyeuristic perspective on familial entanglements. Darkly comedic, the story unfolds inside the home of Beverly and Violet Weston in rural Oklahoma. Beverly a once-respected poet whose glory days are far behind him is an alcoholic. Violet who is undergoing treatment for cancer has become addicted to various prescription painkillers. In the opening scene, as Beverly interviews young Native American Johnna for a job as Violets caregiver, the audience quickly senses how toxic life has become inside the house and thats even before all of the familys many dark secrets are revealed. What causes the series of revelations and the gradual disintegration of the brittle ties that once bound these kinfolk is Beverlys sudden, unexpected disappearance. His departure reunites all family members and ignites one confrontation after another. Michael Mahoney stars as Beverly Weston. Mahoneys whiskydrenched opening monologue impeccably delivered helps set the tone of August: Osage County. The actors melancholy humor sug-Theater reviewEight OClock unleashes dysfunctional family in August: Osage County Photos by DALTON HAMILTONThe ensemble cast of Eight OClock Theatres production of August: Osage County includes, from left, Ana Bernot-Reilly, Margee Sapowsky, Ben Taylor, Linda Roth-Grayne, Catherine Harp, T.J. Gill, Donna Donnelly and Linda Woodruff Weir. gests that lurking just beneath the charade of momentary serenity is a raging storm. Donna Donnelly portrays Violet Weston. Donnelly manages to invoke laughter when shes mocking her family; but its her weakest moments in which the actress truly excels. It is a wildly difficult role to tackle as Violet moves from malicious backbiting and manipulation toDonna Donnelly portrays Violet Weston in Eight OClock Theatres production of August: Osage County, running through Aug. 31 at Largo Cultural Center. 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Dr. Rizvi and Dr. Uddin focus on combining tr a ditional medicine with holistic treatment to maximize patient health care and nutrition. They are passionate about healthcare and educating patients about their medical needs. Both have privileges at Morton Plant & Mease Hospitals, Largo Medical Center and St. Petersburg General Hospital, etc. 9677 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 646 Virginia St., Suite 201 Dunedin, FL 34698082814 Always Seen By A Physician!NOW ACCEPTING HUMANA GOLD PLUS Herbal Supplements On Sale! OPEN HOUSEEvery WednesdayNoon-2pm Top five diversions August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts, presented by Eight OClock Theatre; through Aug. 31, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. This production features adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only. 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 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. 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. 98Rocks Uproar Festival Saturday, Aug. 30, 1:30 p.m., at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $32.80. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. This years lineup will include performances by Godsmack, Seether, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Red Light King, Escape The Fate, Skillet, 3 Year Hollow, Suicidegirls, New Medicine, Tattered, Sons of Revelry, Within Reason and These Raven Skies. Photo by MARINA CHAVEZ/CONCORD MUSIC GROUPSeether joins the lineup at this years Uproar Festival Aug. 30 at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe See REVIEW, page 4B
2B Just for Fun Leader, August 28, 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. Polythene ___ (Beatles song) 0 4. Pack (down) 0 8. Confine 14. North, South and Central landmasses 16. Prickly plant 17. Second stomachs 18. ___ tunnel syndrome 19. Lying, maybe 20. Blend 22. Dilutes 23. Bicycle seat 25. Falling star 27. Marathon 29. Outdo 32. Contents of some cartridges 35. Bringing up the rear 37. Sylvester, to Tweety 38. Corpulent 39. Anger 40. Gladiator setting 42. ___ what? 43. ___-friendly 44. Chaotic 45. Unified whole 48. ___ of the Unknowns 50. For the time being 52. Sharp ends 56. Flight segment 58. Catch, in a way 60. Commuter line 61. Long-running Broadway musical 63. A short sonata 65. End of a threat (2 wds) 66. Kind of ears 67. Cylindrical and tapering 68. Achy 69. Blondes secret, maybe Down 0 1. Airborne units 0 2. Amorphous creature 0 3. Apportioned, with out 0 4. ___-tac-toe 0 5. Insight 0 6. Drone, e.g. 0 7. Church song 0 8. Yadda, yadda, yadda 0 9. Less of a mess 10. Drive-in employee 11. Removes by suction 12. Wild cherry 13. Building additions 15. Jokes and ___ 21. Sweet last course 24. Knowledge gained through tradition 26. King ___, Egyptian pharaoh 28. Sparkle 30. ___ souci 31. Dont go! 32. Chinese dynasty 33. O in old radio lingo 34. Daily publication 36. ___ we having fun yet? 40. BBs, e.g. 41. Revival 43. Final: Abbr. 46. Big hit 47. Classical Greek verb form expressing action 49. First act 51. He took two tablets 53. Lake nymph in Greek mythology 54. Having a thin, metallic sound 55. Bluish gray 56. Advance, slangily 57. Radial, e.g. 59. Game on horseback 62. Formerly known as 64. Tarzan extraHoroscopesAugust 28, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Anticipation grows at the office. Join in the fun, Capricorn. A judgment proves puzzling. It is not your place to question what went down.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18History has a habit of repeating itself, Aquarius. Bear that in mind when a friend asks you for a favor. Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Fate deals a loved one a bad blow. Dont worry, Pisces. Youll have the right words when the time comes. A request is made. Honor it if you can.AriesMarch 21 April 19You can ponder a situation all you want, but at the end of day, the results will still be the same. You know what needs to be done, so do it, Aries.TaurusApril 20 May 20The scale tips in your favor. Move, Taurus, move! There have been crazier notions. Listen up. A dinner disaster turns out to be a blessing in disguise.GeminiMay 21 June 21You might not feel like a hero, but a youngster thinks you are. Your chance to live up to that image will come this week, Gemini. Do not disappoint.CancerJune 22 July 22A decision is made on the spur of the moment. Go with it, Cancer. A letter is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough. Push on.LeoJuly 23 August 22You have needs too. Put them first this week, Leo. A lengthy discussion at work brings about quick results. A test is passed.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Attention, Virgo. You are veering off course. Time to refocus or alter your plans. A financial matter is resolved and your bank account benefits.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Romance burns bright, Libra. Take that special someone to someplace new. A truce at work ends, and the debate gets heated. Steer clear of it.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Pushy you are not, Scorpio, but pushy you must be to meet a deadline. Tact is advised. A wardrobe snafu starts a trend. Way to go!SagittariusNovember 22 December 21No more fudging, Sagittarius. Time to let the cat out of the bag. Gentle reminders keep you on track. A token of appreciation is in order. Around the corner Around the cornerLargo Terry Bozzio Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.95. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Bozzio a percussion legend will perform solo drum music on the worlds largest tuned drum and percussion set. This will be a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric and musical performance on the largest tuned drum and percussion set in the world. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Bozzio 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. 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 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. 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). David Gray Monday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $43.25. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Gulfport USA Dance Monday, Sept. 29, 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.Pinellas Park 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.St. Petersburg 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.themahaffey.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. Erasure Sunday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $29. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the world a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the s, s through to today. Songs like A Little Respect, Sometimes, Victim Of Love, Ship Of Fools, Blue Savannah, Star and Chains Of Love ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No. 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, Abba-esque. The bands newest album, The Violet Flame, will be released fall 2014.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. Music in the Park Friday, Sept. 12, 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 Charlie Souza and the New Tropics. Music in the Park Friday, Sept. 19, 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 Charlie Morris Band. Music in the Park Friday, Sept. 26, 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 Voices of Jazz.Tampa The Last Night of Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry, presented by Jobsite Theater; Sept. 3-28, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets start at $34.53. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.straz center.org. The play is set in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 1939. Gone with the Wind is about to premiere on the big screen and Hitler is marching on Poland. Adolph Freitag, his sister Boo, and nieces Lala and Sunny a Jewish family so highly assimilated they have a Christmas tree in the front parlor are obsessed with preparing for Ballyhoo, a lavish cotillion ball sponsored by their elite country club. Adolphs employee Joe Farkas is an eligible bachelor and an Eastern European Jew down from Brooklyn, familiar with prejudice but unable to fathom its existence within his own religious community. His presence prompts college student Sunny to examine intra-ethnic bias, her Jewish identity (or lack thereof), and the beliefs with which shes been raised. The family gets pulled apart and mended back together with plenty of comedy, romance, and unexpected revelations along the way. Jay Mohr Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $36.50. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org. Mischievous marvel Jay Mohrs breakout role as a sleazy sports agent in Jerry Maguire introduced the world to this multi-talented funnyman who now splits time between acting and running his popular sports talk show. In this engagement, Mohr returns to his roots bringing his A game in an evening of stand up sure to prove why Comedy Central named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand up comics of all time. Choo Choo Soul, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m., at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $25. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org. All aboard this singing, dancing, clapping and happening funky train of hip hop fun. Sing along with conductor Genevieve and her deejay DC. Part of the Kid Time series, this railroad musical adventure is perfect for children ages 5 to 8. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood, Sunday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $32.75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com. C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce, Sept. 26-27, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Friday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org. In this dantesque celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most fiercely funny characters he ever created. This is C. S. Lewis at his imaginative best. The performance is appropriate for ages 13 and older; children 3 and younger will not be admitted into the theater.
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Available on Amazon and iBooks in paperback and ebook format!Alex Ashe author of the Mena YoungSeries, has released two nail biting murder mysteries based in New Hampshire: Death of a Player and Death at the Notch. In the second book, Death at the Notch, Mena must race against the clock to solve the crimes before another victim goes missing. Book three, Death on the Water, will be available as an eBook and paperback in August 2014. The Mena YoungMurder MysterySeriesBuy your copy TODAY atwww.AlexAshe.com071714 As Above/So Below visits catacombs; Brosnan stars in November Man Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:The November ManGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton Director: Roger Donaldsom Rated: R Code named The November Man, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades-old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protg David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.As Above/So BelowGenre: Psychological thriller Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge Director: John Erick Dowdle Rated: R Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above/So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Starred UpGenre: Crime and drama Cast: Jack OConnell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn and Sian Breckin Director: David Mackenzie Not rated 19-year-old Eric (Jack OConnell), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, Starred Up is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars, and the most accomplished film of David Mackenzies career; as father and son, Mendelsohn and OConnell give extraordinary performances, charting a path that resembles Greek tragedy.The Last of Robin HoodGenre: Drama Cast: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning Director: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westermoreland Not rated Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girls fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother which only fed Florences need to stay in the spotlight. The Last of Robin Hood is a story about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.Life of CrimeGenre: Action and comedy Cast: Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins Director: Daniel Schechter Not rated When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonards novel The Switch. Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of crooked real-estate developer Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to hold her for a $1 million ransom and extort her husband with inside information about his illegal business dealings. But Frank, who is holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress, decides hed rather not get his wife back, setting off a sequence of doublecrosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of master storyteller Elmore Leonard.The NotebookGenre: Drama Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Matthes, Laszlo Gyemant, Andras Gyemant, Piroska Molnar, Gyongyver Bognar, Orsolya Toth Director: Janos Szasz Rated: R Toward the end of World War their legs, arms and chests with a knife and pour alcohol right on their wounds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective. Over time they are initiated into the corruptions and horrors of a war-torn world. Opening this weekend Photo by ALEKSANDAR LETIC/RELATIVITY MEDIAAbove, Olga Kurylenko and Pierce Brosnan star in Relativity Medias The November Man. At left, Jack OConnell, left, and Ben Mendelsohn star in Starred Up, distributed by Tribeca Film. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13-year-old twin sons at their grandmothers house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. The villagers call her the Witch because she is rumored to have poisoned her husband long ago. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They realize that the only way to cope with the absurd and inhumane world of adults and war is to become completely unfeeling and merciless. By learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion, they will be able to endure future hardships. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They hold their hands over flames, cutPhoto courtesy of TRIBECA FILM
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Pouliot offers a heartrending performance as a young man continually demoralized by his overbearing mother. Starring as Beverly and Violets eldest daughter Barbara Fordham is Linda Roth-Grayne. RothGraynes performance is impressive: While Barbara wields the same caustic cynicism that has isolated her mother, she is by far a more sympathetic character. Roth-Grayne perfectly renders that heartbreaking moment in which an adult child realizes it has inherited all of the worst traits of its parents. Catherine Harp stars as Ivy Weston, Barbaras sister. Harp brings to the character just the right amount of mousy meekness. She sprinkles in hints of latent assertiveness along the way to lend weight to Ivys eventual bid for emancipation. The third sister, Karen Weston, is portrayed by Stephanie Bell. Bell seizes on this sisters skewed rationale. Karen seems narcissistic and self-absorbed, unwilling or unable to acknowledge the needs of others or express her own grief but her selfishness a defense mechanism. Bell underscores Karens own frantic and sometimes reckless attempts to distance herself from the ruins of her family. The cast also includes Ben Taylor as Bill Fordham, Barbaras husband; Margee Sapowsky as Jean Fordham, Bill and Barbaras daughter; Thom Jay as lecherous Steve Heidebrecht; Ana Benot-Reilly as unflappable Johnna Monevata; and Brad Barkley as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau. As usual, set designer Tom Hansen has created the ideal microcosm for this ensemble cast. His interpretation of the Westons three-story house of chronic misery serves as a perfect setting for this production. Eight OClock Theatres production of August: Osage County is gripping, emotionally taxing and ultimately rewarding. It is a darkly comic drama, filled with ferocity and fierce wit. The intensity of its ensemble cast is superb under the direction of Rutherford. As secrets are revealed and decorum is brushed aside, audiences will find the ensuing collapse of the Weston clan is viciously candid yet morbidly captivating. REVIEW, from page 1BTaste of Dunedin kicks off Restaurant WeekDUNEDIN Dunedins Downtown Merchants Association will present Taste of Dunedin on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. In addition to offerings prepared by the famed Dunedin restaurants, this years event will include live music in Pioneer Park throughout the afternoon and arts and crafts booths and demonstrations along Main Street in Dunedin for people to enjoy as they walk around Floridas Favorite Walkable City. Everyone who purchases tickets for Taste of Dunedin, either in Pioneer Park on the day of the event or online at www.DunedinRestaurantWeek.com will have an opportunity to register to win some prizes, including a three-day, two night stay in the Penthouse Suite at Beso Del Sol Resort. All of Dunedins fine restaurants have been invited to participate. Since the event is sponsored by the Dunedin Downtown Merchants Association, many of Dunedins outstanding boutique shops will have taste items available along with information about the restaurants around town that have prepared the delicious foods. Of course, the Main Street Dunedin restaurants will have their own taste samples available, too. Proceeds of Taste will help DDMA produce future events during 2014. To celebrate the excellent cuisine available in Dunedin, the entire month of September has been designated as Culinary Month by Dunedins Mayor Dave Eggars. Taste of Dunedin will be a kickoff to Dunedin Restaurant Week, which will begin on Sept. 14 and continue the culinary celebration through the following Sunday. Participating Dunedin restaurants will offer special foods and drinks as they seek to win this years Platinum Plate Awards for best food, best chef and best event promoter during Dunedin Restaurant Week. Check the website at www.DunedinRestaurantWeek.com to find out about special Dining Deals available all week long. Diners who visit participating restaurants during Dunedin Restaurant Week will have an opportunity to vote for the awards and register for a growing list of prizes every time they dine during Dunedin Restaurant Week. A list of prizes and event sponsors also is available at www.DunedinRestaurantWeek.com. While more restaurants are deciding to participate each day, the list currently includes Bon Apptit, Caf Al fresco, Casa Tinas, Pan-yVino, Clear Skys new Draught House, The Living Room on Main, the Black Pearl and Sea Sea Riders. A portion of the proceeds from Dunedin Restaurant Week will be given to Clearwaters Homeless Emergency Project. Capitol Theatre presents s Movie SeriesCLEARWATER Movie night at the Capitol Theatre is back and the venue has put together a classic lineup of films for cinema lovers. The s Movie Series will serve up double features at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $7 for both movies and are now on sale. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Tired of the standard Hollywood blockbuster fare? Longing for the films of yesteryear? Capitol Theatres schedule of timeless 1970s movies will give Pinellas audiences an opportunity to have a nostalgic night at the movies experience. Showcasing some of the most memorable films of the decade, the s Movie Series has paired similarlythemed movies to create some creative double features. The double features will be complemented by s concessions and prizes, a full bar and a 15 to 20 minute intermission between movies. Following are upcoming screenings for the s Movie Series: Saturday, Sept. 6 Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alien, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 Grease and American Graffiti, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 Rocky and Rocky 2, 7 p.m. A&EPoynter library, arts alliance partnerST. PETERSBURG The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance recently announced collaboration with the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The library will archive alliance materials, including ArtBeat, a monthly e-newsletter with essential news and information that is not provided by anyone else in Pinellas County for artists, creative businesses and arts and cultural organizations countywide. Located in the USFSP Digital Archive, ArtBeat lists calls to artists, grants, internships, job postings and other opportunities. As part of the librarys community collaboration outreach, I am pleased to collaborate with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to archive and help distribute information that helps our community in St. Petersburg, said Carol Hixson in a press release. Hixson is dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. The USFSP Digital Archive has received over four million internet searches since its inception in 2011. Now St. Petersburgs arts and cultural news will be available for those searches. As an example of the archives global reach, the St. Petersburg Arts and Culture Economic Impact Report has been viewed 386 times from 10 countries since it was loaded into the site. This collaboration is an honor to expand our reach and increase awareness of our city of the arts, said John Collins, executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. It is also comforting to have our work in secure yet active archives that are now much more accessible to the public. Ballet company to perform at Oldsmar ceremonyOLDSMAR Tampa Ballet Theatre, a local ballet company, and Tampa Bay Ballet, a local ballet studio, will participate in the upcoming Gold Star Mothers & Families Day Ceremony. The ceremony will be presented Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., at Veterans Memorial Park, 250 Shore Drive East. tThe event is designed to honor Florida families of the fallen and to provide an opportunity for the community to remember the heroes of America. Tampa Ballet Theatre and Tampa Bay Ballet will be coming together to perform an original ballet piece to honor Americas fallen heroes and their families. Tampa Ballet Theatre and Tampa Bay Ballet are going to perform to an instrumental rendition of America the Beautiful. This is an original piece choreographed by Lindsay Clark, artistic director and choreographer at Tampa Ballet Theatre. I really want to touch the hearts of the mothers and families with this piece, Clark said in a press release. Its going to be beautiful and it is such an honor to have been given the opportunity to give back to our community. I know my dancers are going to perform from their hearts and will be able to connect with everyone who is watching. Tampa Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit professional ballet company in the Tampa Bay area and has been since 2012. The mission of the Tampa Ballet Theatre is to educate, entertain, and broaden the outlook of the community through the world of classical and contemporary ballet. Tampa Bay Ballet opened in 2008 and is the official school of Tampa Ballet Theatre. Donations sought for WCP lobby upgradeCLEARWATER West Coast Players has recently received rave reviews not just for its productions, but for the new theater seating. Last year, West Coast Players nonprofit arts organization raised nearly $25,000 for the new theater seating and completed the renovation with countless hours of volunteer help, according to a press release. The theater now boasts plush new red seats, elevated rows for better viewing, a new light and sound booth, new carpeting and lighted aisles. Now, the theater, located at 21905 U.S. 19 N. in Clearwater, is hoping to bring its lobby up to speed. According to the press release, the lobby upgrade will cost about $3,000. Plans call for repositioning the bar, painting, carpeting, dramatically displaying photos from past shows, adding new seating and lighting and lighting the outdoor sign. One of the theaters patrons recently agreed to double funds donated. To get the matching donation, however, WCP must raise $1,500 by Sept. 15. For information and to make a donation, visit app.artspeople.com/index.php?contribution=wcp. Donations may be sent by mail to West Coast Players Inc., P.O. Box 5022, Clearwater, FL 337585022. When donating, specify lobby renovation. WCP is an award-winning community theater featuring some of the areas most talented actors and innovative shows. Call 437-2363. PINELLAS PARK The Greater Pinellas Country Fair will run Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 12-16, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate. Call 800-9880 or visit www.pinellasfair.org. Organizers of the inaugural, five-day, all-county event are seeking volunteers. Fair enthusiast Marjorie Hynish decided it had been too long more than 20 years since Pinellas County had an old-time country fair. She and Bobby Barnes of The Impacs band gathered up a group of volunteers, formed a board, contacted schools, local governments, county commissioners, the Department of Agriculture, and the Florida Federation of Fairs, and forged the framework for the 2014 Greater Pinellas Country Fair. On June 20, the board received official notice that its dates of operation were approved, and now the fair is seeking volunteers to make it all happen. This inaugural event will boast a midway with rides and games and a variety of foods. There also will be agricultural, horticultural, craft and talent competitions as well as contests of skill and chance. The fair is timed to be part of the centennial celebrations for the city of Pinellas Park, the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Pinellas County Extension Services. Displays from all 24 cities in Pinellas County will highlight the best these communities have to offer. To volunteer and be part of the first-ever Greater Pinellas Country Fair, call Pam Roberts at 541-0805, ext. 1442#, or email at email@example.com. Visit www.pinellasfair.org.Pinellas Country Fair seeks volunteersFHM to host refugees in Shanghai exhibitST. PETERSBURG The exhibition Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) will run through Aug. 31, at The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S. From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai became a modern-day Noahs Ark accepting some 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe. Most were from Germany and Austria, but the refugees also included students of the famed Mir Yeshiva, the only yeshiva in occupied Europe to survive the Holocaust. In the Designated Area for Stateless Refugees, in the Tilanqiao area of Shanghai, Jewish refugees lived harmoniously with local Chinese, overcoming numerous difficulties together. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $10 for college students, $8 for students 17 and younger, and free for active military members, FHM members, USF students with ID and children 5 and younger. Call 820-0100 or visit www.flholocaustmursuem.org.
Classieds 5B Leader, August 28, 2014 35. Mobile Home Sales 175. Unfurnished Apts. 190. Waterfront Rentals 485. Help Wanted 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 SalesBEST VALUE IN KENNETH CITY 3BR/2BA, Pool, Fireplace, Needs Some TLC, Asking $99,500. Charles Rutenberg Realty (727)397-7548 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. WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA Impeccably Maintained Unit. Desirable Park Street Location. Heated Pool, Tennis Courts & Clubhouse. $164,900. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. $$ WE BUY HOUSES $$And Fix Problems! See If We Can Help YOU! (727)537-6150072414-2 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. 185. 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8B Entertainment Leader, August 28, 2014 082814 Music in the Park kicks off with performances by hometown artists By LEE CLARK ZUMPESeptember will see the return of a favorite series of outdoor concerts in Seminole. The citys annual Music in the Park series will kick off Friday, Sept. 5, at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. The music will run 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Six concerts are planned, including the following: Sept. 5 Rebekah Reid and Those Guys, sponsored by Waste Management of Pinellas Sept. 12 Charlie Souza and the New Tropics, sponsored by the city of Seminole Sept. 19 Charlie Morris Band, sponsored by Barnhorn Financial Sept. 26 Voices of Jazz, sponsored by DeLoach & Hofstra Oct. 3 Comfort Zone, sponsored by the city of Seminole Oct. 10 D.A. Smith and the Soul Injectors, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. For information, call 391-8345 or visit www.myseminole.com. Kicking off this years series on Sept. 5 will be two of the citys rising stars. The first, Rebekah Reid was born and raised in Seminole. The 16year-old singer/songwriter is all country at heart, according to a biography on her website. She got her start singing in her church and school choirs. She taught herself to play guitar and had plenty of practice performing for neighborhood audiences from the back of her fathers truck. In 2012, she wrote her first song. The song, Moving On, helped her win the 2012 City of Seminole Talent Contest. Reid performed at the citys annual Pow Wow festival in 2013 and returned this year to play a two-hour set. She also sang the National Anthem last year at the Music in the Park series. She plays a wide variety of music but is known mainly for singing original songs and for putting her own spin on pop-country music. When I found out about being one of the first performers in the 2014 Music In The Park series, I felt a sense of accomplishment, Reid said in an email interview. I was very excited to hear the news because playing such a popular series has been a goal of mine for a while now. Being able to not only attend and support the other bands this year, but also perform, just immediately puts a smile on my face. I am so thankful. As a city resident, Music in the Park has had some influence in Reids own aspirations. Being a Seminole native and also a musician, this performance has definitely sparked a separate interest in performing as a whole, she said. I try to put a lot of energy into my performances, each one where I aim to get more energetic and better at working with the crowd. Id love to keep moving up the performance scale, and I surely believe this series is a nice step up. Reids first album, featuring all original songs, is due out in October. Also performing Sept. 5 will be Those Guys featuring Sean McQuiston. McQuiston, a vocalist and guitar player with a penchant for playing rockabilly, is a recent participant in the Grammy Museums Music Revolution Project Tampa Bay hosted by the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. He attends the Pinellas County Center for the Arts music magnet program at Gibbs High School. Charlie Souza and the New Tropics hit the stage on Sept. 12. Souza has worked and performed with some of the top names in the music industry, including Tom Petty and Gregg Allman. In the 1960s, he was part of The Tropics, one of the most popular pop-rock bands in the Southeastern United States. The band recorded Time, their first single, in 1968. Souza, along with Tropics co-founder Buddy Pendergrass, played in the psychodelic/glam rock band White Witch in the early 1970s. He also has toured and recorded with the New Rascals, featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fames Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish with Bill Pascali of Vanilla Fudge. The rock and roll veteran released his solo albums Live Your Dream and Ball in the Corner Pocket on Souzaphone Records. His song Carry Me Back to St. Petersburg was selected as the city song for St. Petersburg, earning almost 13,000 votes in an online competition. Souza (bass and vocals) is joined by Todd Plant (vocals and guitar), Mike Conway (drums and vocals) and Jaybo Key (guitar and vocals). Souza still loves playing outdoor concerts in the Sunshine State. I love to play with the Florida backdrop of the beautiful palm trees, the seabirds and pelicans, the boats on the water, Souza said in an email. I love the rain and the sunshine and the puffy clouds and the grateful crowds. I wrote about it in the song Carry me Back to St. Petersburg. When asked to name some of his influences, the musician points the music of the s and s from Bob Dylan to The Rolling Stones, The Bee Gees and Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Monkees, The Rascals, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills Nash and Young. But the best and most influential for me were the Beatles, Souza said. Thats probably why The Tropics went over so well because of our live show doing Beatles medleys along with our James Brown show. The Tropics have a new release out of all of the original recordings on a vinyl LP available in Europe on Guerssen Records. The album, As Times Gone, is distributed in the United States by Forced Exposure. The Charlie Morris Band will bring the blues to Seminole this year, performing Sept. 19. Born in Miami in 1963, Morris began writing songs and playing instruments at age 6. It wasnt until he was 15, however, that he picked up the guitar. Morris went to Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, earning a bachelors degree in 1984. He and fellow Eckerd students including Alan Craig, Devin Rice, Sue Finger and Dave Bawel formed the band Lotus. The band released an album of original music in 1984. He next joined a band called Cheers, playing cruise ships, before returning to St. Petersburg to play the Florida club circuit as a solo artist or as part of a band. During the early 1990s, he appeared at some of the states best blues clubs such as The Ringside, Skippers Smokehouse, the Bamboo Room and the Bradfordville Blues Club. Beginning in 1992, Morris and his band began building a fan following in Europe. In 1998, he released his first blues CD, Bluer Than Thou, featuring 10 original selections as well as one by pianist Gary Doyle. The album includes such future classics as Mr. Miracle, Cant Stop Cleanin and No Mo Money. Voices of Jazz, based in Dunedin, plays Sept. 26. The band boasts a big band sound and performs classic big band jazz as well as swing music and modern arrangements of popular tunes. The bands members are engaging and energetic volunteers who participate purely for the love of music, the enjoyment of playing their instruments and their passion for performing. Band members are from Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. We perform regularly throughout Pinellas County most notably Safety Harbors Third Friday Music Series at Caf Orlando, Ron Scarcelli said in an email. Scarcelli is president of Voices of Jazz. We also have performed at the Dunedin Recreation Center, Gulfport Casino Ballroom and at Treasure Islands Sanding Ovations. Comfort Zone will perform Oct. 3. This band specializes in tight vocal harmonies. Based in Treasure Island, the act got its start as a vocal trio in 2009. With the addition of a rhythm section boasting seasoned professionals, the Pinellas band has made a name for itself covering classic hits by The Temptations, Tommy James & the Shondells or The Eagles as well as performing some of todays favorites from acts such as Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum. D.A. Smith and the Soul Injectors closes out the Music in the Park series with an evening of funk, soul and R&B on Oct. 10. D.A. Smith & The Soul Injectors are quickly gaining recognition as one of the premier and energetic live performance acts in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. This nine-piece soul band is known for delivering a high-energy show filled with original material, dance music from the s Motown and Stax records era and big hits from s soul and funk superstars. The band also has a reputation for tossing in a few contemporary hit songs, played in their own distinctive style. At left, Rebekah Reid opens this years Music in the Park series at Seminole City Park Sept. 5. Above, Charlie Morris performs Sept. 19 at Seminole City Park as part of the series. Below, a vinyl LP compilation featuring all of the original recordings by Charlie Souzas band The Tropics is available through Forced Exposure. Souza will bring The New Tropics to Seminole City Park Sept. 12.