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Fun Fair, chili cook-off this weekSt. Patrick's Fun Fair will celebrate 50 years Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 912, at St. Patrick Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road. Also this week, 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. ... Page 3A.LARGO Chamber hosts Largo candidatesThe six Largo candidates for three seats on the city commission answered questions during the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces candidate forum Oct. 7. ... Page 14A.ELECTIONS COMMUNITYHeritage Village presents lectureAs part of the Speaking of History lecture series, University of South Florida St. Petersburg Librarian James Schnur presents Historical Reflections along Mirror Lake on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village. ... Page 16A.POLICE BEATLargo investigates drug shootingTwo men drove themselves to Largo Medical Centers emergency room Oct. 6 after two others shot them during what Largo police describe as a drug deal. ... Page 5A.Also, New Stage Theatres production of Hamlet opens in Largo this week ... Page 1B.Dracula Untold, The Judge and a family film open in theaters Volume XXXVII,No. 12 October 09, 2014 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorney and Specialist Ref erralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 100214 Exp. 11-15-14 Exp. 11-15-14Exp. 11-15-14Exp. 11-15-14SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25BROW TINT & WAX 1925% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 11/15/14100214 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 11/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 11/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 11/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Two candidates face off for Seat 5Voters to choose between experience and a fresh perspective in Largo race Donna Holck Harriet CrozierThere are three contested Largo Commission races and six candidates. This story compares the candidates for Seat 5. Next weeks story will compare the candidates for Seat 1. Visit www.TBNweekly.com for last weeks story on Seat 2. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Harriet Crozier says that her combined 20 years of experience as Largo commissioner and her record in helping to develop the city are excellent reasons for her to stay in office. But for challenger Donna Holck, countering career politicians is one of the pillars of her campaign. Whether its big government or small government, once you are in for a long term you become complacent, you dont always research all the facts, Holck said. I would have to really put effort into searching and looking at the different aspects of whatever the situation is thats at hand. Holck, 51, is a former nail technician who runs a tax consulting company with her husband of 15 years. She began to take a greater interest in the city after her company did the taxes for a number of Largo employees and she realized that city staff didnt get raises during several years the economic downturn. Employees should receive a cost-of-living increase at least every other year, she said. The city needs to reprioritize where they do put money, she said. By watching the body language of commissioners during meetings, Holck said it seems like commissioners have their minds made up on issues in advance. The 2014 electionsVoters decide the countys transportation futureEditors note: This is a first segement of a two-part series on Greenlight Pinellas and other mass transit topics. By SUZETTE PORTERTrains, more buses or automobiles? Pinellas Countys voters will decide yes or no Nov. 4 on a referendum question that will determine how to pay for public transportation, starting in 2016 and into the future. A yes vote supports a 1 percent surtax to pay for improvement, construction, operation, maintenance and financing of public transit benefiting Pinellas County, including an expanded bus system with bus rapid transit, increased frequency and extended hours, local passenger rail and regional connections, according to the ballot question. The sales tax levy would begin Jan. 1, 2016 and continue until repealed. A no vote continues funding of public transportation via ad valorem (property) taxes.About Greenlight PinellasSupporters of Greenlight Pinellas have spent about four years developing the plan, involving the public and are now marketing this new way of funding. They say more money for transit will improve quality of life and ensure the regions economic success. According to the website, greenlightpinellas.com, the levy of 1 percent surtax for transit would eliminate the three-quarter mill property tax and bring in additional revenue to allow a 65 percent increase in bus service throughout the county. Improved service would include bus rapid transit, buses running from Tampa and the airport in the evenings and weekends, and doubling of bus service in northern areas of the county. Longer service hours for second shift workers and evening travelers would be included. And in the future, a passenger rail from St. Petersburg to Clearwater would cap the plan. Data from the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization shows that the county is expected to grow by more than 200,000 people and 148,000 jobs in the next 25 years. Growth necessitates a better transportation system something Greenlight supporters say their plan will provide. They say better bus service and a future rail system would improve access to major employment centers, which promotes economic development and creates jobs. Improved transit options aid community redevelopment, expand travel choices and it is good for the environment, according to supporters. Estimated cost for the plan is $2.2 billion over 10 years to build and $130 million in annual operation costs when work is complete in 2024. Current capital cost for rail is estimated at approximately $1.7 billion spread out over the next 30 years. Money to pay for the plan would come from the sales tax, if approved by voters Nov. 4. Groceries, medicines and other items are exempt from sales tax and only the first $5,000 of major purchases would be taxed. Property tax millage generates about $32 million a year. Sales tax would bring in more than $135 million. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority estimates that sales tax paid by tourists would account for about one-third of the revenue. PSTA says between 2007 and 2013, ridership climbed Greenlight PinellasWhos on board? For stories on the Pinellas County commission races, see page 13A. Three candidates vie for District 13 Photo by JIM LAYFIELDHarley, an 18-month-old lab and shepherd mix owned by Paul Fahrman of Tampa, isnt at all timid about fetching a tennis ball at the Soggy Doggy Splash Party. On the first Saturday of October, the Highlands Family Aquatic Center in Largo opens the pool exclusively to canines before closing of the center for the winter. For more photos, see page 14A.A doggone good time By SUZETTE PORTERU.S. Rep. David Jolly is facing two previous challengers for his District 13 seat in the Nov. 4 election. The no-party-affiliated candidate, Ed Jany, withdrew from the race Sept. 22. His name will appear on the ballot, but votes will not be counted. Libertarian Lucas Overby and write-in candidate Michael S. Levinson ran against Jolly during the March 11 special election to fill the position after the death of longtime Congressman C.W. Bill Young. Young served from 1971 to 2013 and was the longest-serving Republican member of Congress when he died Oct. 18, 2013. Jolly won the special election with 48 percent of the vote, against Democrat Alex Sink, who took in nearly 47 percent, Overby received almost 5 percent, and Levinson garnered less than 1 percent. No democrats are running for the District 13 congressional seat in the Nov. 4 election. Tampa Bay Newspapers asked the candidates to complete a questionnaire and provide some personal information. David Jolly 41, has lived in his residence in Indian Shores since 2005. He did not answer the questions about his marital status or family. He graduated from Pasco High School in 1990, received his bachelors degree inWater quality OKd at seven sites See WATER, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that water samples from seven locations submitted after the recent sewer spill have met quality standards. Pinellas County Communications announced Friday evening that precautionary notices had been lifted for the water in northern Boca Ciega Bay and Long Bayou. Citizens are still advised to refrain from any recreational activities that would put them in contact with the water in Joes Creek and Cross Bayou. Signs are up at boat launches and other similar facilities to alert citizens. Water quality staff continues to collect water samples from these areas to submit to DEP for evaluation. DEP has asked for two consecutive days of clean samples that meet water quality standards from the test locations, Ana Gibbs, DEP External Affairs manager, said in an email Friday afternoon. Gibbs writes, Sampling occurred on Monday and Tuesday. However, for compliance purposes (compliance samples), the sampling which occurred Wednesday, is day one (in other words, first day since the spill stopped) and Thursday is day two. Those sampling results (Thursday) were just delivered within the last 30 minutes. With todays results, there were sampling locations which met the water quality standard for fecal coliform, for two consecutive days. At those locations, no additional sampling is required. Gibbs said sampling would continue until water quality standards are met. County officials expect to receive more testing See GREENLIGHT, page 4A See SEAT 5, page 14A David Jolly Lucas Overby Michael S. 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2A Largo Leader, October 09, 2014 100214 Seminole7501 Seminole Blvd.1/2 Block North of Park Blvd. next to SunTrust(727) 391-6642Clearwater1932 Drew StreetProfessional Plaza 1 1/2 blocks West of Hercules(727) 441-3591S. Pasadena1155 Pasadena Ave.Next to Horse & Jockey British Pub Across from Blockbuster Video(727) 347-2938Palm Harbor35208 U.S. 19 N.Alderman Plaza Corner of Alderman Rd. & U.S. 19(727) 787-1866Largo Mall10500 Ulmerton Rd., Ste. 740Near Albertsons Facing Ulmerton Rd.(727) 586-5553St Petersburg1598 62nd Ave. N.SE corner of 16th St. & 62nd Ave. N.(727) 522-3692 100914 727 595-4825Breakfast 7am Daily!Live Music 7-Days a Week401 Gulf Blvd.,FREE!Local Smoked Fish Spread10% OFFYour Check!FREE!Slice of Key Lime Pie Made in House!With purchase. Not valid with any other coupon or offer. One per table please. Indian Rocks Beach location only. Must present coupon. Expires 10-15-14 TBN With purchase. Not valid with any other coupon or offer. Indian Rocks Beach location only. 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Drafts $150 BUCKETS of 5Bud or Bud Light$995Corona or Corona Light$1395WiNGS50each 100914 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.McGough mangrove cleanup setLARGO The McGough mangrove cleanup will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 to 11:30 a.m., at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. Floridas mangroves have so many important jobs such as providing a nursery for sea life, keeping the water clean and strengthening the coastline. It is everyones job to keep the mangroves clean and litter free. This will be an educational interactive cleanup to give back to the mangroves. Water and gloves will be provided. Attendees should wear water shoes. Call 518-3047.Pumpkin Patch held for childrenLARGO The Pint Sized Pumpkin Patch will be Oct. 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Registration is $5 in advance or $8 the day of the event. Space is limited so register early. Enjoy games, a scarecrow visit, food and crafts during this fun-filled, fall event! Come dressed in costume for a trick-or-treat parade. Call 518-3125.Museum hosts USO ShowLARGO The Bright House Networks third annual Stars & Stripes USO Show will return to the Armed Forces History Museum Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., at 2050 34th Way N. 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. Tickets can be purchased at www.armedforcesmuseum.com, by calling 539-8371 or in person at the museum. 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 groupdancing 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. The event will support the museums community outreach, veteran and youth education programs. Visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com.Friends sponsor story competitionLARGO The theme for the 31st annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition, for students in fourth and fifth grades, is Whats cooking? The Friends of the Largo Library sponsor the contest. The submission deadline is Saturday, Oct. 18. For more information, call Iris Shalit at 595-8307. Around town
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Indoor Market Rain or Shine! 051514 Tons of Deals 092514 Waterfront Dining Come By Boat 17855 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores 727-498-8688 www.seabreezeislandgrill.comSunday Thursday 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 a.m. 11 p.m. 100214Ten MealsComplete with Bread & Dessert$10 eachUntil 6pm Daily$5Rum RunnersHappy Hour Til 7 p.m. ~ Grouper Cheek Vera Cruz ~ Rum Pineapple Chicken ~ Chicken Redington ~ Lobster Tacos ~ Lobster Mac & Cheese ~ Shrimp Pasta ~ Fried Shrimp ~ Jerked Mahi ~ Fried Grouper Cheeks ~ Mahi Oscar 50th annual Fun Fair opens this weekLARGO St. Patrick's Fun Fair will celebrate 50 years Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9-12, at St. Patrick Catholic School, 1501 Trotter Road. Admission and parking are free. The fair will be open Thursday, Oct. 9, 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 10, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 12, noon to 6 p.m. Join the fun with great food, rides and games for adults and children. The event includes a flea market and entertainment. The theme this year is Once upon a Fun Fair. Food and game tickers are 10 for $5. Ride tickets are 20 for $17. Wristbands for rides are available. For information, call 742-9091 or visit www.stpatsfair.com. Graphic courtesy of ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOLThe St. Patrick Catholic School Fun Fair will be Oct. 9-12.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 K9 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 5876737. LARGO The Rotary Club of Largo is gathering participants and sponsors for the 19th annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser, set for Friday, Dec. 5, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 120 Central Park Drive. Area businesses, restaurants and community partners will serve delectable, chocolate-themed creations to attendees. Proceeds of this event fund local youth initiatives. The Largo Rotary Club is turning 60 and were planning for our signature event to be big this year in celebration of our birthday! said Melissa Honeycutt, social media chair for the club. The Rotary Club invites Pinellas County restaurants to participate in the event as chocolatiers. For more information, visit the clubs website at www.largorotary.com and select the Death by Chocolate-Chocolatier Agreement link or contact Zach Strong at ZachStrongTeam@gmail.com. The club also is seeking sponsors. Sponsors can donate at different tiers, earning increasing levels of exposure at the event. The sponsorship tiers are: Kiss at $100, Truffle at $250, Brownie at $500, Mousse at $1,000, Supreme at $3,000 and Ganache at $5,000. For an explanation of each sponsorship tier, visit www.largorotary.com. The public is invited to this popular local tradition. Admission is $25 per ticket in advance and can be purchased online at www.largorotary.com or from a Rotarian. Rotary brings together a global network of community volunteers leaders dedicated to tackling the worlds most pressing humanitarian challenges. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a poliofree world.Join the upcoming Death by Chocolate Dollhouse and miniature show setLARGO The Three Blind Mice Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale is Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 15 and free for children younger than 5. Visit the exhibits of things big and small, and get a start on your holiday shopping. Bargain prices offer something for everyone. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. For information, call Linda at 407-744-1188 or visit www.3blindmiceshow.com. Strictly Swing comes to LargoLARGO Savoy South Dance Hall presents Strictly Swing Friday, Oct. 10, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Admission is $8 or $7 for students. The dance includes a one-hour dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. The social dance starts at 8 p.m. and features all genres of swing music: big band, rock n roll, jump blues, swingin blues and neo swing. For information, call 518-3131.
4A Largo Leader, October 09, 2014results early next week. Utilities officials attribute heavy rains for the rupture of a sewer main about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The line, at 7780 62nd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, carries wastewater to the South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility. Approximately 250 to 500 gallons of wastewater a minute flowed into Joes Creek and on to neighboring waterways. Utilities workers were able to stop the flow by about 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. Gibbs said the total estimated volume discharged from the Pinellas County spill was more than 2.1 million gallons. A truck vacuumed up almost half about 1 million gallons. Gibbs said DEP was still in response mode in the aftermath of the spill. She said the departments primary compliance efforts are to prevent spills by ensuring facilities are properly constructed, operated and maintained. The department intends to meet with facility representatives to discuss the causes of the discharges, short-term corrective action and any long term plans that will be implemented to help prevent similar discharges in the future, she said. This will be done with any facility that experienced significant discharges during the recent rain event. She explained that many cases of wastewater spills are caused by storms, road construction or other factors beyond the control of the wastewater facility. Nearly two-thirds of all spills have a volume of less than 10,000 gallons, far less than the volume of a typical backyard swimming pool, she said. In most cases, wastewater spills can be contained and much of the released volume can be recovered for proper treatment. She said DEP staff would follow up on wastewater incident reports and work closely with the facility to initiate any necessary remedial actions. DEP also works with local health agencies to ensure appropriate public health warnings are issued. Gibbs said DEP had been communicating daily with Pinellas County since the incident occurred. When asked if the county could be penalized due to the spill, Gibbs said, In the most simple terms, when a spill is beyond a facilitys control, the department reviews on a case by case basis to determine compliance with requirements such as timeliness in incident reporting, conducting sampling and general response. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSWastewater from a sewer spill is vacuumed into trucks Sept. 30.23 percent. Some buses now have standing-roomonly. People want faster service, longer hours and more weekend and regional service all included in the Greenlight Pinellas plan. Without voter approval, PSTA says residents and tourists can expect cuts in service of 18 to 28 percent beginning around 2017. Cuts would limit availability of 15-minute service to only a few routes with 30or 60-minute service on most. Service would stop before 9 p.m. and Saturday service would be limited. Most Sunday service would be eliminated. Supporters have been making their rounds, talking to local governments about the plan. Thus far, response has been good with 16 of the countys 24 municipalities voting in support, including Indian Shores, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Belleair, Largo, Treasure Island, Redington Beach, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Belleair Bluffs, St. Pete Beach, South Pasadena, Madeira Beach, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor and Redington Shores. The city of Clearwater endorsed Greenlight during a special work session March 6. If we dont take this first step, we never, never will take a second step toward better transportation, said Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos.Opposition to the planSeminole is the only city thus far to reject Greenlight. The Seminole City Council voted 4-2 July 8 to reject an endorsement of Greenlight Pinellas. Councilors Patricia Plantamura and Jim Quinn voted in favor of the plan. Seven is high enough as it is, said Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters. If sales tax is increased, itll be the highest in the state. Thats not a good marketing tool for Pinellas We must look for the bigger picture. A higher tax rate is among the reasons why the organization No Tax for Tracks opposes Greenlight Pinellas. In a recent email, spokeswoman Barb Haselden outlined some of the groups objections. The bottom line: it is a sales tax increase to fund an unnecessary light rail line (= street cars) from Clearwater to St. Petersburg and at 8 percent, Pinellas County would have the highest sales tax in Florida, Haselden says. No Tax for Tracks disputes the MPOs estimates for future population increases, pointing to the 2010 U.S. Census showing a decline in the countys population. They say the data actually shows a decrease in population continuing in the future. Haselden offered a bullet-point summary of why Greenlight Pinellas is a bad plan. The first point is cost, $10 billion over 30 years. The second is inadequate population density to support light rail. Buses are more cost-effective, Haselden says. Buses are the right solution for Pinellas County, not rail, she writes in her email. No Tax for Tracks also says there is no demand for rail. Haselden refers to U.S. Census data that shows only 1.6 percent of the countys residents use PSTA. Another summary point involves the coming of self-driving vehicles, which Haselden says will revolutionize transportation and land use. Involvement by special interests, land developers, construction companies and other politically wellconnected special interests are at work promoting the Greenlight Plan, the opposition contends. They dont care if the middle class and poor are under financial duress, they simply want more money from you, Haselden says. The last summary point is that if the surtax is approved, Pinellas will have the highest sales tax in the state. No Tax for Tracks says a no vote would force PSTA to fix the existing $70 million dollar per year bus system with 200-plus buses that they currently own and force PSTA to provide better service to the 1.6 percent of our neighbors that depend on the buses to get around our community. Say no to digging a $2.5 billion sinkhole in Pinellas County for rail, Haselden urges. For more information, visit railtaxfacts.com.About PSTAPinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, the countys public transit provider, was created by a special act of the Florida legislature in 1982. In 1984, it merged with the St. Petersburg Municipal Transit System. PSTA has a fleet of just over 200 buses and trolleys. It services more than 5,000 bus stops on 40 routes and offers two express routes to Tampa. It serves unincorporated Pinellas and 19 municipalities. If the referendum passes, PSTA would provide service countywide. It also provides Demand Response Transportation of persons with disabilities. The 2014 budget was $86.5 million. PSTA receives revenue from state, federal and local sources. Local sources include property taxes, passenger fares and advertising revenue. Local income sources makes up about 79 percent of the revenue stream. Phasing in the planIf voters approve the Greenlight Pinellas plan, transit improvements would come in phases. Improvements would be limited until money from the new tax starts to come in. According to plan details, work would start with a restructuring of the service network, including Jolley Trolley service to Safety Harbor and Saturday service on the 100x Regional Express. During the years 2016-2021, the plan calls for introduction of network improvements with increases in service and frequency. The public can expect the introduction of bus rapid transit service in key areas. In 2016, PSTA plans to expand weekend and night service. PSTA would purchase new buses in 2017 to allow for more midday service starting in 2018. Increased mid-day service would expand to northern areas of the county by 2019, when a new circulator service and seasonal trolley service is scheduled to begin. Construction of the first phase of bus rapid transit is scheduled to begin in 2016 and Phase 2 in 2017. Phase 1 service should start in 2018 with Phase 2 scheduled to open in 2019-2021. All bus service expansions should be operational by 2021. BRT is an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility, according to the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute. BRT is a permanent, integrated system using buses or specialized vehicles on roadways or dedicated lanes to transport passengers to their destinations, NBRTI explains. Work is not scheduled to begin on the light-rail system until 2018. Greenlight Pinellas Plan calls for service to begin in 2024. Visit greenlightpinellas.com. WATER, from page 1A Photo courtesy of the PSTAThe Suncoast Beach Trolley makes a stop at Johns Pass. GREENLIGHT, from page 1A Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESChef and musician Rocco Antonelli of Island Breeze Soups provides some tunes at the Sunset Market in Largo Central Park Oct. 3. The market is open every Friday through May, 3 to 7 p.m., at southwest corner of East Bay and Central Park drives. Vendors will offer vegetables, fruits, raw local honey, herbal teas and wild-caught seafood as well as organic body products, essential oils, arts and crafts. For more about Island Breeze Soups, visit www.islandbreezesoups.com. For more about the market, contact Jennifer McCafferty at 813-846-1316 or email@example.com.Music at the markethistory from Emory University in 1994 and Juris Doctor Cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Law in 2001. He is currently employed as a member of congress. His community service includes time on the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance Board of Advisors; Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast Board of Advisors; Stetson Law School Elder Law Board of Advisors; Support Jessies Law Board of Directors. Lucas Overby, 28, lives in Clearwater. He has lived in Pinellas 28 years. He and his wife have one child, age 5 months. Overby attended the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg where he earned National Honors Society recognition and graduate Cum Laude in 2004 before studying at Florida Atlantic University and St. Petersburg College. He works as a commercial dive supervisor. Overby has served as an activist for organizations that support womens interests, and he founded Take a District, a nonpartisan group that promotes voter education and political involvement among young adults. Michael S. Levinson, 72, lives in St. Petersburg. He has lived in Pinellas for 17 years. He is single. He is an independent writer.The questionsWhen asked why he was running to keep his job, Jolly said, In March of this year, I was honored with the remarkable life opportunity to serve our community by representing Pinellas County in the United States Congress. I have worked every day to ensure every family, every employer and every organization that serves our region is represented by a congressman who is thoughtful on the issues, deliberative in his consideration of our most critical challenges and responsive to the needs of individuals struggling with federal agencies that sometimes fail to serve us. But, there is much more work to be done, and I would be honored to continue to represent the people of Pinellas County in congress so that we can continue to demand more every day from Washington. Jolly said as the countys representative in Washington, his No. 1 priority was to create jobs and grow the economy by protecting the robust federal contracting industry in the 13th Congressional District, advocating for reduced corporate and individual tax rates, and by opposing labor initiatives such as mandatory project labor agreements. If elected, Jolly said he would foster legislation that focuses on a market-based solution that will make health care more accessible and affordable with less government and less regulation. He also would focus on protecting the Department of Veterans Affairs budget and working toward a budget process that provides increased stability in the process upon which the VA can more effectively deploy resources and personnel. When asked why he was running for District 13 a second time, Overby said, I feel now, more than ever, this nation is suffering from the inability of our elected officials to work together and find solutions for their constituents. When you are an activist working with young and often little-known causes, you learn to effectively produce results with no resources and you do that by forming coalitions and partnerships wherever you can, he said. I feel that the ability to make things work, with little care to who gets the credit, will allow me to really accomplish what needs to be done for the constituents of my district. Overby said if he were the countys representative in Washington, his No. 1 priority would be the same for anyone running for public office; your top priority is to be the best representative to the people of your district. You must be transparent, available and be willing to be held accountable, while you are fighting for the people of your district, nothing else, he said. Overby said the top issues he planned to address, if elected, would start with tax reform, the current tax code is intricate and cumbersome, relying on an interwoven system of loopholes and deductions to balance out already high taxes. My focus has been on simplifying the tax code and reducing the overall tax burden. Next, is our veterans, we are in the midst of another conflict, and we have yet to fulfill our obligation to those who have served, he said. When we see defense spending cuts, our obligations to them should not be considered, yet has been constantly the first thing we cut. 2015 is going to be a big year. I will be fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, LGBTQ equality and tackling issues of government transparency. Levinson said he is running for congress because he brings to the political table a prophetic work of art lettered in design to perform, like old blind Homer, from dusk until dawn on all channels for all the worlds peoples at once, with every line a delicate sensible rhyme, rivaling Dante of Divine Comedic fame. His No. 1 priority, if elected, would be to ask, Show me the way we can summarily defeat ISIS in 60-90 days. His top issues would be setting the stage for world peace beginning with a peaceful night.More questionsJolly said he personally will vote against Greenlight because of the tax increase. He also noted, Infrastructure and transportation improvements are always beneficial. If elected, and the voters approve of Greenlight in November, I will work in congress to ensure federal funds are provided to ensure the programs success, he said. Jolly answered the question, why are you the best candidate for the job, by saying, Pinellas County and our nation deserve a leader who will work to create jobs and grow our local economy, lower taxes, cut wasteful spending, secure Americas borders, lower the national debt, replace Obamacare with free-market health care policy and respect our Constitution and Bill of Rights. I am the best candidate to continue to represent the people of Pinellas County in Congress so that we can continue to demand more every day from Washington, he said. Overby is opposed to Greenlight largely because of the negative impact on low-income residents of raising costs in the county to pay for it. I have been working with residents on both sides of the issue to help find solutions to our mass transportation needs, and a way to do that without additional funding, he said. Ultimately, this decision is in the hands of the voters of Pinellas and (I) will make sure their decision is represented in DC. Overby believes he is the best candidate for the job because he comes from a world that starts before the sun is up and ends long after it goes down. I have worked with just about every major industry in the state, every regulatory body, and learned whats broken in our system by actually working under it, he said. Since I am not beholden to special interest or partisanship, I can focus on what District 13 needs and what Florida needs. I know what issues we face in Pinellas, because I have been working with them my whole life, alongside many of you. Levinson supports Greenlight because mass transportation is better than automobiles. Levinson believes he is the best candidate for the job because he has the most talent with full panoply of nonpartisan ideas. He invites the public to visit his website, michaelslevinson.com. My healthcare program covers the whole country in six weeks flat without a website, he said.Election informationThe polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The deadline to register to vote was Monday, Oct. 6. Early voting is scheduled from Oct. 20-Nov. 2. The Elections Office began distributing mail ballots Sept. 19. All eligible voters can request a ballot by mail by visiting www.votepinellas.com, calling 727-464-VOTE (464-8683), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include date of birth. The deadline to request a ballot be mailed is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. DISTRICT 13, from page 1APolice vehicles to be redesigned By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO New Largo police cruisers will sport a new design starting in 2015. The Largo Commission gave their tentative, if reluctant, approval of the new black-and-white rebranding, which Police Chief Jeff Undestad presented Oct. 7. The new design will be applied to new police vehicles only, starting with the departments 2015 purchase of new vehicles, funded through Local Option Sales Tax funds. The current vehicle design has been used on Largo police vehicles for 10 years. The new vehicles would be mostly black, with white roofs and white doors. The lettering design for the door reading POLICE above CITY OF LARGO would remain the same, including the badge and the black and blue stripe, which now will fade into the black background of the rest of the car. Undestad said hes wanted to change the vehicles since becoming the departments new chief about a year ago. The design was created with input from police employees, he said. The black-and-white design is a nostalgic police design. Commissioner Curtis Holmes questioned the reason for the change. Undestad said his staff had brought up the idea. The department wanted to bring something new to the community, he said. Personally, I happen to like the ones that we have now, Holmes said. Commissioner Harriet Crozier agreed with Holmes, but said she supported the change if its what the employees wanted. No other objections were raised. Halloween Spooktacular returns to LargoLARGO This years Halloween Spooktacular event will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 to 6 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This widely popular, family-friendly event includes fun and games for kids 14 and younger. Enjoy music, concessions, bounce houses, a petting zoo and strolling entertainment in this great event for the whole family. Join thousands of families as they walk the free trick-or-treat trail from 2 until 6 p.m. The trail will end promptly at 6 p.m. Wristbands, for children 14 and under that want to participate in the activities outside of the trick or treat path, are on sale now. They cost $5 for Largo recreation cardholders or $6 without a card. Wristbands are $7 on day of event. Parents do not need wristbands. Limited on-site parking will be available for $5. For information, call 587-6740, ext. 5014. TBN graphic by CEDRIC ROCHEFORTThe Largo police lettering will be applied to new cruisers in a design scheme similar to the above image. To see it in color, visit www.TBNweekly.com.
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She told officers that she had not yet stopped when she was struck from behind by a Ford Focus. There were multiple people in the Focus, including the 11-month-old child. The police said it appeared as if the driver of the Focus, Stephanie Brethen, 26, of St. Petersburg, struck the windshield following the crash. Brethen was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Jandecka also was transported to the hospital. Both were reported to have non-life-threatening injuries. The child was not hurt and was released to family. Police determined that Brethen was impaired and under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances. She refused all testing, but was found in possession of a large quantity of Xanax without a prescription. She also was driving on a suspended license for failure to complete substance abuse counseling. She has a prior DUI conviction. After she was released from the hospital, she was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail where she was charged with child abuse, DUI crash with injuries, possession of a controlled substance and driving with a revoked or suspended license. Bond was set at $7,750 charges. Jail records show that Brethen has been booked into the county jail nine times starting in 2006. Charges include DUI, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.Eight arrested at PCSO checkpointKENNETH CITY Eight were arrested during a DUI checkpoint at Kmart, 4501 66th St. in Kenneth City from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3,Largo police investigating shootingLARGO Two men drove themselves to Largo Medical Centers emergency room Oct. 6 after two others shot them during what Largo police describe as a drug deal. Police responded to the hospital at around 9:19 p.m. The driver was identified as Cortez Davis, 23; the passenger as Jerel Stephens, 25. The two underwent surgery for significant gunshot wounds but are expected to survive, according to police. Police report the Davis and Stephens met each other in the parking lot at Melrose on the Bay apartment complex, 16321 Bolesta Road in unincorporated Clearwater earlier in the evening. They were in a car when two men approached and shot them multiple times. Davis then drove the car to Largo Medical Center, at 201 14th St. SW. After securing the victims vehicle at the hospital, police went to the apartment complex and, via a witness, extensively canvassed the area around the second crime scene. Detectives have a limited description of one of the shooting suspects, the police report said. He is described as a tall, black male with dreadlocks. The shooting victims were in the middle of a drug deal involving a large sum of money and pills, according to city email from the police department. The investigation is ongoing.Two die at scene of Largo crashLARGO Two pedestrians died Saturday night after they walked into the path of an oncoming car. The crash occurred about 7:42 p.m. Oct. 4 at 66th St. N. and 126th Avenue N. in Largo. Lonnie Ray Baumbach, 65, of Largo was driving a 1999 Isuzu SUV, traveling northbound in the center lane of 66th Street North. The traffic light was green when he reached the intersection of 126th Avenue N. The pedestrians, Connie Lynn Carreira, 55, Clearwater and a 50year-old male from Pinellas Park, were walking westbound on the south side of the intersection. According to the FHP report, the pedestrian control signal was red. The pedestrians walked into the path of the SUV and were struck. They died at the scene of the crash. FHP is withholding the males name until next of kin is notified.Impaired driver crashes with child insidePINELLAS PARK An impaired driver was arrested on multiple charges Thursday afternoon after crashing her vehicle with an 11month-old child inside. According to a report from Pinellas Park police, officers responded to Stephanie Brethen See POLICE BEAT, page 6A
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K9 teams from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Tarpon Springs Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, Largo Police Department and Clearwater Police Department took part in the training at the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office K9 Compound, 3410 118th Ave. in Pinellas Park. The 320-hour course trained the K9s to detect either drug odor or explosive material odor. All of the teams are currently patrol certified and have been working patrol K9 related tasks, to include tracking and suspect apprehension for the past year to two years. Once the K9 teams show proficiency in their patrol related tasks they are able to be dual certified in drug or bomb detection. The K9s assigned detection specialty is determined based on the needs of their agency. The K9s are trained to alert to the presence of multiple drug odors or multiple bomb odors. The K9s are made familiar with the odors they will be trained to detect and imprinted as a rewarding odor through various retrieve type exercises with scented tug towels. The K9s are not the only one learning new skills. Their handlers are taught topics regarding K9 training and behavior, K9 senses, record keeping, courtroom testimony, legalities of detection deployments and drug or bomb material recognition. For the K9 team to successfully complete their training and graduate, the K9 has to demonstrate clear alert behavior to the trained odors and tracing them to a source. The handler must then demonstrate the ability to interpret properly those behaviors. All the teams must also pass a proficiency examination proctored by independent FDLE certified K9 evaluators. All seven K9 teams passed and are now dual certified. POLICE BEAT, from page 5Auntil 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Of the 774 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 216 were diverted for assessment by law enforcement, according to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. The average intrusion time for vehicles diverted was 1 minute, 49 seconds. Only one of the eight was arrested for DUI, one for driving while license suspended or revoked, one was arrested for driving without a valid license. Two were arrested for possession of marijuana and two for possession of cocaine. Four were arrested for possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21. Eighteen citations were issued for numerous traffic infractions and four vehicles were impounded. The checkpoint had originally been scheduled to end at 3 a.m., but closed early due to the weather. The checkpoint was dedicated to Elroy Roy McConnell, Elroy Roy McConnell III, Nathan McConnell and Kelly McConnell. They died as the result of an alcohol/drug related traffic crash at 22nd Avenue and Ninth Street in St. Petersburg. On July 31, 2010, Roy and his three sons went to a late movie. On their way back to their beach rental, an impaired driver ran a red light in excess of 80 mph. The impact drove Roys new Ford Fusion into a concrete light pole. The impaired driver suffered a broken leg and his passenger suffered other non-life threatening injuries. He admitted to smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol prior to the crash. His blood alcohol level was .154. He was sentenced to 44 years in prison. The vehicle involved in the crash was on site during the checkpoint courtesy of the Pinellas Suncoast Safety Council.Inert explosive found on beachST. PETE BEACH An explosive military device found offshore of St. Pete Beach Oct. 2 was inert not dangerous, according to the bomb squad from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. Clifford D. Vogan, 60, of New Port Richey found what looked like a grenade with his metal detector about 20 feet offshore near the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach, according to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. Deputies responded about 10 a.m. and evacuated surrounding areas of the beach near the Sirata Beach Resort. The bomb squad from the Hillsborough Sheriffs Office then arrived on scene and said the device was inert. The device appeared to have been in the water for some time, as it had barnacles and corrosion around it, the report said. The bomb squad removed the device, which will be destroyed.Man in ninja mask imprisons womanPALM HARBOR Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a man who wore a ninja mask when he attacked a woman in her Palm Harbor home early Sept. 29. According to the sheriffs report, the man attacked a 52year-old woman in her bedroom and tried to sexually batter her. Investigators said Nick James Nardelli, 29, of Dunedin entered the Palm Harbor home through an unlocked door. The victim reported feeling someone watching her and when she opened her eyes saw the intruder in her bedroom doorway. She said he was dressed in a ninja mask. Detectives said Nardelli jumped on her bed in attempt to pin her down. The victim was able to roll away and the two struggled as the suspect attempted to pull her arms behind her back. Nardelli managed to get a zip tie around one of her wrists, but the victim continued to fight back until the suspect left the residence. The suspect got into his car and crashed it into a sewer drain on Whispering Way in Tarpon Springs. The car was damaged and could not be driven. Deputies were dispatched on a report of a suspicious person. Nardelli was arrested a short time later. Detectives were able to connect the incidents after they discovered a ninja mask along with gloves, zip ties and duct tape in a nearby trash bin. They found a Walmart receipt in the suspects vehicle for items to include a hammer, a costume, gloves and ties. During the interview, the suspect reportedly admitted to the crime and told deputies he had fantasized about raping the victim. Detectives said the suspect did not know the victim, but he had targeted her. Nardelli was arrested for loitering and prowling, burglary and battery, false imprisonment, attempted sexual battery and possession of burglary tools. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $170,250. The device Nick Nardelli Were on your team! The Beacon 397-5563
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When one person stands out, its because everyone is that good around them. You want to do your best for the people that you work with, said Lavender. Largo Fire Rescue District Chief Keith Daliendo was named Firefighter of the year. Chief Daliendo is often tasked with making process improvements within his fire station and is relied upon to provide training for the newest to the most experienced members of his department. It takes a team just like on the fire ground to complete that task, said Chief Daliendo. And its like a little mini academy that we do for our new employees so when they do after a month start riding on fire apparatus, they will be trained to the basics of what we need them to do. Palm Harbor Fire Rescues vehicle extrication team took the honors for best Special Operations Team of the Year. Stationed along busy U.S. 19, the team has a great deal of realworld experience in performing extrications and has a long history of winning national and international awards for the work they perform. They all work together, said Lt. William A. Fischer, officer in charge of Palm Harbors vehicle extrication team. Its in unison, its almost Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSAccepting their awards at the Sept. 23 Pinellas County Commission meeting are, from left, Largo Fire Rescue District Chief Keith Daliendo; Lt. William M. Fisher; Firefighters Joshua Lovetere, Matthew Quinn, Ryan Fisher, Kyle Drozdowski and Andrew Bittner, vehicle extrication team, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue; and Emergency Fire Dispatcher Patrick Lavender.choreographed as they work seamlessly and so quickly extricating patients out of car, and its an awesome sight to sit back and watch. The award recipients each received a plaque and a cash award from the Pinellas Federal Credit Union. A video profiling the award winners is available at Pinellas Countys YouTube page (www.youtube.com/pcctv1) at youtu.be/ePqpoaMyweQ.Help needed for Holiday Lights in the GardensThe Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is now accepting volunteers and sponsors for this years Holiday Lights in the Gardens. The annual community holiday celebration opens on Friday, Nov. 28, and is open nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 31. The event is the largest fundraiser for the gardens and depends on volunteers, sponsors and donations to reduce the cost of offering this holiday tradition in Pinellas County. More than 450 volunteers and generous sponsor donations made last years Holiday Lights a success. Volunteers are needed every night to greet guests and sell products from the foundations gift cart. Volunteering is a great way to feel the joy of the holiday season by being part of the revelry that brings out the best of the gardens. Volunteers may work just one night or as many as they would like. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. The foundation is also looking for volunteer entertainers. Each year volunteers provide a wide variety of exceptional entertainment that includes musicians, dancers, jugglers, choirs, magicians and vocalists. Sponsors for light displays and notable areas of the gardens are also needed. Among the many benefits, sponsors enjoy recognition from more than 70,000 visitors strolling through the gardens. Sponsors are acknowledged through signage, nightly playbills and press coverage. Depending on the area and length of time, sponsorship costs start at $250, with title sponsors starting at $10,000. All proceeds from the Holiday Lights go directly back into the community garden, helping grow a world-class botanical garden in Pinellas County. For information on how to become a foundation member, volunteer or a 2014 sponsor, call the foundation office at 727-582-2117 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. The Florida Botanical Gardens is at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens are open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 727-582-2100. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSMcKay Creek Plaza glows during the Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights in the Gardens, which runs this year from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to help keep this family tradition going.Army lessons help veteran earn PSTA Driver of the Year AwardST. PETERSBURG Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus operator and U.S. Army veteran Marcus Hughes prides himself on being dependable. Dependability, he says, is the asset that most helped him earn PSTAs highest honor 2014 Driver of the Year. Hughes was honored with the award at PSTAs monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24. When asked about his work, the 16-year veteran driver admits its a labor of love. Ive always loved driving, Hughes said. I guess it was just something that I was born to do. Driving was also his primary duty when he joined the Army in 1989. After going through Army Airborne School also known as Jump School Hughes was deployed as a truck driver for the 82nd Airborne in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. Considering that Hughes has not been even one minute late to work in more than six years, his supervisors couldnt agree more about his dependability. Hes dependable all the way around; not only for us as an employee, but for our passengers as well, said PSTA Chief Operating Officer James Bradford. Marcus delivers excellent service to our riders all while being helpful, respectful and courteous. Hes a model employee, an outstanding operator and best of all, a genuinely allaround good person with strong character. We and our riders are lucky to have him. Photo courtesy of PSTAU.S. Army veteran Marcus Hughes is PSTAs 2014 Driver of the Year.While the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season has been a relatively inactive one, Pinellas County emergency managers remind residents to pay close attention to the weather as the calendar turns to October. October is the third busiest month for hurricane development with more than 16 percent of all storms formed just behind August and September. Many of these later-season storms form more in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea instead of halfway around the globe off the coast of Africa. When cold fronts blow out of Canada, bringing cooler air to our neighbors up north, the winds they generate tend to pick Gulf storms up and push them from west to east, making Floridas west coast particularly vulnerable. Here are the landfall dates of some notable October storms that affected Floridas west coast: Oct. 7 1996s Tropical Storm Josephine brought a great deal of flooding along the countys beaches, sweeping a tremendous amount of sand onto Gulf Boulevard along the Pinellas County beaches. Oct. 24 2005s Hurricane Wilma also proved that these late-season storms can pack quite a punch. Wilma broke several records, eventually becoming the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. Oct. 25 The Great Tampa Bay Hurricane of 1921 was the last time Pinellas County took a direct hit from a landfalling hurricane. Since these tropical systems form much closer to Pinellas County, the warning time for these storms can be considerably shorter than storms forming in August and September. Now is an ideal time to visit www.pinellascounty.org/emergency to verify evacuation levels and ensure that family disaster plans are up to date. Those plans should include family members with special needs, infants, children, older family members and pets.October storms can surprise Send us your news, photosEmail news to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtorres@TBNweekly.com or send notices to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. For more questions, call 397-5563, ext. 324.
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12A Health Leader, October 09, 2014 100914 092514 Visit: oktoberfestonthebeach.com Like us on Facebookand East Bay Golf Club is a local favorite for its location in the heart of Pinellas County, just 15 minutes from Indian Rocks Beach or Clearwater Beach. Great public golf at great rates is a trademark. East Bays 18-hole Par 71 layout was designed by William Mitchell. This track features elevated, well-bunkered greens with water in play on 14 of 18 holes. All tees, greens and fairways are over-seeded with winter ryegrass for the winter months, ensuring lush, green playing areas. East Bay is a must for all Pinellas visitors featuring a complete pro shop, driving range and GPS on its new eet of carts. Weekdays Anytime! 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Areas that have more than 30 percent of residents with incomes below the Federal Poverty Level and more than a quarter of adults older than 25 without a high school education will be the main focus as well as areas that are also located in or near food desserts with low access to healthy, affordable food stores. The Partnerships to Improve Community Health awards are part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will administer the grants, which will run for three years, subject to availability of funds. Overall, HHS awarded $50.3 million in new grant awards to 39 local health agencies. PICH is the newest generation in CDCs long history of community efforts to create and strengthen healthy environments that make it easier for people to make healthy choices and take charge of their health. Governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations will work through multi-sector community coalitions to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases. Projects will serve large cities and urban counties, small cities and counties, and American Indian tribes. The cost of managing chronic diseases in Pinellas is growing, said Claude M. Dharamraj, MD, MPH, FAAP, DOH-Pinellas director. In this country, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death, disability and health care costs, accounting for 70 percent of deaths among Americans each year and more than 80 percent of the $2.7 trillion our nation spends annually on medical care. Chronic diseases can be controlled, but not cured. The most common ones in America and those that the grant efforts would cover are diabetes, heart disease, obesity and overweight. Specifically, DOH-Pinellas will be working with the community on policies that support healthy food access and opportunities for safe physical activity. The goals are to decrease the percentage of sedentary adults from 22.4 percent to 20 percent and the percentage of adults who have difficulty accessing healthy foods from 26.4 percent to 23 percent by the end of the grant period in 2017. Visit www.PinellasHealth.com. Industry newsTobacco Free Coalition to meetLARGO The Tobacco Free Coalition of Pinellas County meets quarterly on first Tuesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the Department of Health Mid County, 8751 Ulmerton Road. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Nov. 4, Feb. 3 and May 5. The public is invited to attend. Members promote tobacco-free environments for a healthier community. For information, visit tobaccofreepinellas.wordpress.com.AHEC iQUIT sessions setThe Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center provides free services to help people quit any form of tobacco. AHECs tobacco training and cessation program, iQUIT, provides services that include in-person classes and free nicotine-replacement patches, gum and lozenges (while supplies last and if medically appropriate). The program is sponsored by AHEC and the Florida Department of Health. In October, two IQUIT classes will be presented at these Florida Department of Health in Pinellas (DOH-Pinellas) health departments: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, in Conference Room 109A, at 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., in Conference Room 1226, at 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo. To register for these free sessions, call Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204, or email email@example.com. Visit www.ahectobacco.com. Fergs to host Chicken Drop Bingo fundraiserST. PETERSBURG The Central Florida Affiliate of the Huntingtons Disease Society of America will sponsor the inaugural Chicken Drop Bingo community fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Fergs Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave. All proceeds will support HDSAs mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The Central Florida Affiliate is asking for support from the community to come out and participate in the Chicken Drop Bingo and/or volunteer to coordinate or sponsor the event activities. Each ticket includes one drink, one round of Chicken Drop Bingo, free food, drink specials, silent auctions, and fun for the whole family. For information, call Marilyn McCloskey at 433-8885 or email info@cureforHD.com. To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit www.chickendrop.eventbrite.com.Hospital recognizes award winnersST. PETERSBURG The Nursing Excellence Award was recently awarded to four deserving nurses at St. Petersburg General Hospital. The second quarter Nursing Excellence Award was presented to Eric Sorensen, RN from 1 East; Jackie Swedeen, RN from ICU; Casey Russel, RN from Womens Services; and Eugene Thomas, LPN from the Emergency Department. Sorensen was praised for having a great attitude and a kind smile. According to a press release, he is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to his patients in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Swedeen has been a member of the ICU team at St. Petersburg General Hospital since 2009. She recently trained to become the ICU Preceptor and has been instrumental in training the new nurses. Russell, described as a genuinely nice person and a compassionate and caring nurse, takes on the responsibility of relief charge with a positive attitude, according to the press release. Thomas has been in the ED for six years and has helped to grow a successful team. As an award winner, he was cited as being kind to all patients, able to juggle a busy patient load and take on extra duties for the good of the department.Cooking class to benefit Walk to End AlzheimersSEMINOLE Consulate Health Care of St. Petersburg will host a fundraising event to benefit Pinellas Countys Walk to End Alzheimer. The Cooking Class with Dr. LaTorre will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Consulate Health Care of St. Petersburg, 9393 Park Blvd. LaTorre will be cooking his favorite recipes for a donation of $10. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Suzie at 391-2200. Mease Countryside opens central utility plantSAFETY HARBOR Mease Countryside Hospital recently completed the first phase of its proposed master facility plan with the construction of its new Central Utilities Plant. Our central utilities plant is really the nerve center of Mease Countryside Hospital and houses new and upgraded equipment essential to running the hospital and caring for our patients, said Lou Galdieri in a press release. Galdieri is president of Mease Countryside Hospital. Located on the south side of the hospital, the central utilities plant contains the hospitals new emergency power generators, climate control, a state-of-the-art control room and Pictured at the ribbon-cutting of Mease Countryside Hospitals new central utility plant are, from left, Mease Countryside Hospital President Lou Galdieri, CEO at Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services; Isay Gulley and Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold. See HEALTH BRIEFS, page 13A Rotary to end polio PALM HARBOR In honor of World Polio Day, recognized on Oct. 24, the Rotary Club of Palm Harbor is manning a booth and parking cars at Rocktoberfestival on Oct. 11, as part of Rotarys 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease polio.
Elections 13A Leader, October 09, 2014Decide between two for District 2Four vie for District 4s open seat By SUZETTE PORTERTwo new faces will join Pinellas County Commissioners in November. One of the two will be decided in the race for the at-large District 2 seat currently held by Commissioner Norm Roche, who was defeated in the primary. The second will be the winner of the single-member District 4 seat of longtime Commissioner Susan Latvala, who is retiring. Voters countywide can cast their ballot for a new District 2 representative. They can pick between Democrat Pat Gerard, currently Largos mayor, and Republican Ed Hooper, who serves District 67 in state House of Representatives and is leaving due to term limits. Tampa Bay Newspapers sent the candidates a questionnaire and asked them to give some personal information. Pat Gerard, 64, lives in Largo. She has lived in Pinellas County for 46 years. She is married to Eric. They have one daughter, Sarah, 29. She has a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida. She is currently employed as a vice president of organization development. She has the distinction of being Largos first female mayor and has served the city since 2000. She was first elected mayor in 2006. She serves on a number of boards representing the city. She has held leadership positions with the Suncoast Tiger Bay Board, Business and Professional Women of St. Petersburg, Leadership Pinellas, Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board, United Way Council, Pinellas County Victim Rights Coalition, Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Governors Coordinating Council on Victims Rights and the Florida tAlliance of Information and Referral Services. Ed Hooper 67, lives in Clearwater. He has been a Pinellas County resident for 42 years. He is married to Lee Ellen Hooper. They have four children: Brian Hooper, 46; Ann Hall, 45; Jennifer Godfrey, 37; and Sara Brichetto, 33. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and studied Fire Science and Emergency Medicine. His employment history includes working as a professional firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician and lieutenant at the Clearwater Fire Department. He is currently a partner at Consus Group LLC, a government and community relations consulting firm. He served in the state House of Representatives from 2006-2014. He served on the Pinellas County Charter Review Committee in 2010, chaired the Pinellas Fire and EMS Task Force in 2004, served on the Clearwater Community Development Board from 2001-2004 and Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2005. He was a part of Leadership Pinellas from 1997-1998 and was on the Long Center Board of Directors and Trustee from 1997-2000.The questionsHooper said he is running for District 2 commissioner to make Pinellas better than it is now. He wants to make it a county where our kids can get a good job and stay here. He said the countys No. 1 problem is a lack of cooperation between the county and 24 cities. To the question, whats best about Pinellas, he answered, Beaches and quality of life. Gerard is running because we need a local leader on our County Commission. Ive served Largo as mayor for the last eight years, so I know how to help the cities and the county work together. I think we can deliver quality services and save money through cooperation and by sharing ideas. She believes the countys No. 1 problem is access to quality, good paying jobs. In Largo, we worked with the Chamber of Commerce and local business owners to make starting a business easy and offered incentives for businesses to grow. Weve made doing business in Largo convenient while making sure were giving our small businesses a hand up instead of giving big business a hand out. She answered the question about what is best about Pinellas by saying, we live in paradise. We just need to make sure we keep it beautiful and make it easy for tourism to thrive. That means protecting our beaches, investing in our fantastic park system and making it easy for people to get around our county with effective and efficient mass transit system. Gerard supports Greenlight Pinellas because she thinks the county needs an effective mass transit system to attract new jobs and raise property values. That said, if the referendum does not pass, we still need to find a way to reduce congestion in Pinellas County. Hooper opposes Greenlight Pinellas because of the proposed highest sales tax in the state. Hooper believes the current county commission has been doing a fair job, but did not explain his answer. Gerard had a more favorable response. I think we were all faced with tough decisions during the recession. Largo made hard choices, but we also invested in areas like green technology and efficiency to keep our operating costs low in the long term. As were coming out of the recession, I want to join the commission so we can come up with new ways to make us more efficient and more competitive. Hooper answered the question, Why are you the best candidate for the job, with a list of keywords, Common sense, experienced, fire and EMS issues, budget knowledge, beach renourishment and transportation expertise. Gerard answered the same question, saying Ive been serving my constituents right here in Pinellas County for the last 14 years. They see me at the supermarket and garage sales. They know Im not beholden to any special interests. The vast majority of my support comes from ordinary people right here in Pinellas County, which is a key difference between my opponent and myself. I think it shows who well be working for if were elected. By SUZETTE PORTERFour candidates are running in the Nov. 4 election for a chance to represent District 4 on the Pinellas County Commission. Commissioner Susan Latvala, who has served the district since 2000, is retiring. The winner of the race will be one of two new faces joining the commission in November. The second will be decided in the race for the at-large District 2 seat currently held by Commissioner Norm Roche, who was defeated in the primary. Registered voters countywide can cast their ballot for a new District 2 representative. They can pick between Democrat Pat Gerard, currently Largos mayor, and Ed Hooper, who serves District 67 in state House of Representatives and is leaving due to term limits. Only voters who live in District 4 will decide their representative. District 4 begins at the border of Pasco County and runs south, encompassing Tarpon Springs, East Lake, Palm Harbor, much of Safety Harbor and a portion of north Clearwater. North county voters can choose between Democrat Mark Weinkrantz, Republican Dave Eggers, and two candidates with no party affiliation, Carl Folkman and Marcus Harrison. Tampa Bay Newspapers sent the candidates a questionnaire and asked them to give some personal information. Dave Eggers 57, lives in Dunedin. He has lived in Pinellas County for 29 years. His wifes name is Becky. They have two children, Emily Rae Stone, 37, and Mitchell Ryan Stone, 34. He graduated from Episcopal High School in 1975. He graduated from Duke University in 1979 with a bachelors degree in engineering. He received his masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. He was first elected to the Dunedin City Commission in 2003 and has served as mayor since 2009. He is president of Centerpointe Realty. He worked for Oliver Realty/Grubb & Ellis from 1984-1988, US Steel from 1982-1984 and National Steel from 1979-1981. He is a past president of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and has been a member for more than 20 years. He has served on the Board of Mease Manor for more than 10 years, including a stint as chairman. He is a Little League coach and umpire. He also served on Dunedins Board of Finance and Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Mark Weinkrantz 57, lives in Palm Harbor. He has lived in Pinellas for 26 years. He is divorced and has two children, Jessica, 27, Matthew, 24, and one granddaughter, Becket, 11 months. He has a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Florida. He is employed as an airline captain for Delta Airlines. Weinkrantz has served on the YMCA Board, PACE Ambassador Committee, Leadership Pinellas and Dunedin Fine Arts Center Advisory Board. He is the originator and former chairman of East Lake CERT. He has mentored students for 15 years at eight different schools. He is an East Lake Sunrise Rotarian. Carl Folkman 48, lives in Crystal Beach. He has lived in Pinellas for 20 years. He is married to Ellen. They have two children, Ethan, 11, and Alex, 10. He has a political science degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is president/CEO of Florida Wine & Spirits. Folkmans community service includes working with the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Marcus Harrison 56, lives in Palm Harbor. He has lived in Pinellas for 46 years. He has been married to his wife Judy for 37 years. They have two children, Jennifer, 31, and Heather, 24. He is a graduate of Clearwater High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. He attended Nuclear Power School and was part of the Nuclear Power Training Unit. He graduated from the Navys Senior Enlisted Academy. He attended The Citadel military college and St. Petersburg College. Harrison has been employed as a power quality consultant and project manager for Purdyne Technologies for 10 years. He also worked for Power Support Engineering and Florida Power Corp., Energy Solutions Division. Harrison was named Citizen of the Year and Veteran of the Year in 2013 by the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce. He is the county commissions citizen appointee to the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative Board. He has served on the Palm Harbor Community Service Agency for three years and the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board for four years.The questionsEggers said he is running for a seat on the county commission because he has found public service enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. He feels that county residents should expect someone with business and governance experience, transparency in approach and someone who has the respect of their peers, residents, employees and leaders of Pinellas County. He believes the No. 1 problem facing the county is job growth through attention to corporate recruitment, retention and creating a more business-friendly atmosphere for our local businesses followed by public safety issues, relating to health and welfare (homeless and veterans), fire and EMS service stability and sheriff recruitment competitiveness. His answer to the question, what is best about Pinellas County, was the incredible energy created by our distinctly beautiful communities, our businesses and residents and the quality of life enjoyed by everyone. Weinkrantz wants to serve on the county commission to continue my 30 year history of service to country and community. I have been very successful developing common sense solutions and facilitating beneficial results with limited resources, he answered to the question, why are you running. My military training combined with my political experience has equipped me to make difficult decisions in a timely fashion. He believes the No. 1 problem in Pinellas is successful redevelopment. If that is not done properly, it will definitely become a problem, he said. He answered the question, whats best about Pinellas, by saying the natural beauty and the ability to market that resource to support much of our economy. Folkman said there are many reasons he is running for a seat on the county commission. But specifically to ensure that our county commissioners reinstate all the cuts they did in 2012 against the Veterans (Services) Department that has hurt over 93,000 of our veteran residents that live in Pinellas County, he said. We also need to get our budget in line and stop taxing our residents for items that they are already supporting like parks. The No. 1 problem facing our county is jobs, Folkman said. Many of the jobs created by companies that relocated to Pinellas due to the strong relationship of then Congressman Young are at risk of disappearing. If we lose these jobs, we also will lose the tax base that supports the base of the county for everyday services. Folkman said whats best about Pinellas are its beaches and tourist attractions. Harrison is running for a seat on the county commission because he does not believe in the current vision that the county commission has set. We have an identity crisis, he said. The BCC wants us to think we are a large metropolitan county and routinely compares us to other areas like New York, Charlotte and Phoenix. Yet, they do not consider our median income is lower, our population is more diverse (more retirees and seasonal residents), and we are more of a tourist destination. Based on our diversity, the BCC needs to focus more on smaller high-tech cottage industries and skills training throughout the county and less on trying to become like a large city. Harrison answered the question, what is the No. 1 problem in Pinellas, by saying depending on perspective, there are two main problems. The first problem is stagnant or lowering median income, he said. As the economy and property values rebound, the BCC should not lose sight that the majority of residents, small businesses and nonprofit organizations are still struggling with actual income. Election coverage: County commission seats Dave Eggers Mark Weinkrantz Pat Gerard Ed Hooper Carl Folkman Marcus Harrison Election informationThe polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The deadline to register to vote was Monday, Oct. 6. Early voting is scheduled from Oct. 20-Nov. 2. The Elections Office began distributing mail ballots Sept. 19. All eligible voters can request a ballot by mail by visiting www.votepinellas.com, calling 727464-VOTE (464-8683), or send an email to absentee@ votepinellas.com, and include date of birth. The deadline to request a ballot be mailed is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.The second, but equally important problem is the aging underground infrastructure: water mains, sewer systems and electrical utilities. These unseen but aging components have a finite life that can start failing unpredictably. We need a long-range coordinated replacement plan that addresses the age of our infrastructure, vulnerability and projected costs. To the question, whats best about Pinellas, Harrison answered, our diversity, natural resources and community pride.More questionsEggers is a fan of Greenlight Pinellas. I have supported moving the transit plan forward for a referendum vote primarily because we need a more viable public transportation system (buses and bus rapid transit) for our residents (transportation disadvantaged, seniors, students), our tourists and businesses today; and perhaps as importantly, we need a plan that makes viable sense to our next generation of residents and businesses looking to relocate to the Tampa Bay area, Eggers wrote in response to the question on Greenlight. Eggers believes that the current county commission had done a good job overall, but need to do a better job understanding the differences/similarities of our communities and improve the communication between them and their county commission. I believe more transparent planning and use of the Penny (for Pinellas) money should allow unincorporated areas to realize some of those funds, he added. Eggers said he is the best candidate because he is proven as a public servant having served as an elected official for the past 11 years. He also points to his perspective as a small business owner in the county for 25 years, his skill sets from an educational background in engineering and business administration. Other bullet points include community leader, fresh perspective from someone with experience, passion for serving my community, decision-making style of listening, thinking and deciding with an open mind, consensus builder, proven record of supporting seniors, supporting and recognizing veterans and focusing on public safety issues and social service efforts. In short, I believe my working experience as a business owner working throughout the county and as a public servant as a commissioner and mayor in north Pinellas, my involvement as a member of the Pinellas MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) and PPC (Pinellas Planning Council), my leadership temperament as a listener, thinking and decision maker, my skill sets learned in engineering, business school and as an active member of my community in senior, small business and youth arenas all make me ready to represent all the residents of Pinellas County at this time. Weinkrantz also supports Greenlight Pinellas. We need to design our growth patterns instead of having to play catch up with patchwork transportation fixes, he said. Weinkrantz said the current county commission is doing a good job. The current commission carried us through some challenging times during the economic downturn, he said. Weinkrantz believes his career as an airline pilot, which has given him the opportunity to travel the world and see what works and what doesnt, makes him the best candidate. It (travel) has also afforded me the time to really dedicate myself to community involvement, he said. Working with nonprofits all across the county, I have seen the needs and resources available to deal with them. My history is one of being very effective in leadership roles. I solicit feedback as much as possible and work to getting decisions made to move things forward. There is no pause button in the cockpit and delaying a decision can often make things worse. The same is true for commission work. Folkman strongly opposes Greenlight Pinellas. The proposal is very flawed and a recent poll in District 4 shows that many residents are against the plan for many reasons, but most do not want to become the highest sales tax county in the state, he said. I feel we need to break apart the bill into two areas, busing and rail. Busing is doing well according to recent ridership polls, but there is lots of improvement that can be made with PSTA, including increasing the number of buses, stops and pick-up times, and adding more local services like the Jolley Trolley or the North Connector. The rail proposal needs to be represented back to the public along with agreements with other adjacent counties to utilize routes that go beyond just the local St. Pete/Clearwater area. Folkman said the current county commission has not done a good job on much of the issues over the past four to eight years. The county received over 192 million dollars extra when the housing boom was in full swing and yet rather than do projects for the good of the people, like a mass transit system, they chose to build up the government to unsustainable levels, which caused them to fire these people later on when the recession came about, he said. Now they continue to ask citizens for more taxes for their needs. Folkman said he is the best candidate for the job because as an NPA candidate I am not bound to any special interest or political party. I can address the issues with a clear conscience and not be bullied by the political parties and their set agenda. Harrison also opposes the Greenlight Pinellas plan. I do not support the light rail component of the plan, he said. I support better public transportation that is cost effective. Before asking the citizens to spend over 2 billion dollars on a fixed rail system, PSTA needs to create and promote public transportation that is flexible and meets the needs of the current residents of Pinellas County. The proposed light rail is not about meeting an actual need, but promoting urban development. We need better jobs in all area of the county not more housing. The current county commission has not been doing a good job, generally speaking, Harrison said. They continue to ignore the will of the citizens, he said. The citizens of Pinellas County clearly decided that eight years is long enough, yet the county commission has failed to amend the county charter to implement term limits. I do not believe the county commission has provided the unincorporated residents of Pinellas County the same or equal services as those that live in a municipality. Unincorporated residents pay an unincorporated MSTU tax, library MSTU tax, fire service MSTU tax and fees (surface water and lighting) that combined exceed the taxes paid by the residents of Safety Harbor, Oldsmar or Dunedin. Harrison believes he is the best candidate to serve on the commission because, we need new leaders with a fresh perspective offering results-oriented leadership. We need our leaders to work for the citizens of Pinellas County to ensure we get what we pay for, he said. I am dedicated to service. While in the U.S. Navy, I supervised the operation, maintenance and repair or nuclear reactors and propulsion plant equipment. I have proven leadership skills that require the highest level of training, integrity and accountability. I will promote better dialogue and use of our community partners and nonprofit organizations (chamber of commerce, friends of the library, Rotary, Kiwanis, veterans affairs, civic and homeowners associations) to disseminate information and solicit feedback. Harrison believes the citizens of Pinellas County can provide the best solutions, not just paid consultants and special interest groups, if given a real opportunity to participate. I have no party affiliation (independent) and do not believe in partisan politics, he said. I will bring different ideas, accountability and a genuine desire to work and serve the residents of Pinellas County if the citizens of District 4 decide to elect me. other important equipment. The exterior wall of the central utilities plant features a mosaic tile design that can be viewed from the windows in the hospital cafeteria. As we were planning this building, we knew we wanted to add some type of art element to enhance the view from the cafeteria windows, said Galdieri. Mease Countrysides new central utilities plant encompasses 31,000 square feet and was constructed at the cost of $40 million. Architect for the project is Perkins + Will and the contractor is Skanska. HEALTH BRIEFS, from page 12A
14A Elections Leader, October 09, 2014Chamber hosts Largo candidates to tackle issues in citys only debateA look at the issues Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESLargo candidates for three seats on the city commission, from left across both pictures, Bronson Oudshoff, Michael Smith, Samantha Fenger, Daniel Ruffner, Harriet Crozier and Donna Holck, answer questions during the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces candidate forum at Royal Palms in Largo Oct. 7. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce invited all six candidates for Largo Commission to a lunch forum at the Royal Palms retirement community Oct. 7. During the forum, chamber President Tom Morrissette posed two questions to each candidate on economic development and Greenlight Pinellas. Two additional questions were tailored to the candidates for each seat. For each question, the Largo Leader has highlighted the key points of each response.Questions to all candidatesHow will you develop a plan supporting economic development in regards to business retention, expansion and the creation of new jobs? Bronson Oudshoff said, I think the first thing to create an environment where businesses grow is to keep our taxes low. Oudshoff also said the city had to become more business-friendly and make the city code easier for businesses to comply with. Michael Smith said the commission needed to hear feedback from chamber members on city processes that werent working. He also said Largo, as the heart of the county, had to emphasize developing the elements businesses are looking for when they consider relocating: the job market, location, cost, transportation and housing. Samantha Fenger said, I think that it would be important for the city and the chamber to ensure that they are collaborating on same vision for the city. She said she agreed with the goal of the citys economic development department to attract employers in the field of aviation, manufacturing, life science and aerospace. Daniel Ruffner said, If someones going to bring in a sizable number of jobs make it very favorable for them to bring those jobs in, especially in our redevelopment districts. Ruffner said that the key to retaining businesses was to overturn the citys updated sign ordinance, which requires businesses to convert pole signs to monument ones. Donna Holck said the key was to focus on Largos downtown. We need to provide a clear vision to the developers that want to come to Largo, she said. What is your position on Greenlight Pinellas and the reasoning behind that position? Holck said the plan was ultimately a tax that would affect veterans, renters, low wage earners and senior citizens and wouldnt help in the economic recovery. She didnt think the rail would be used to the full extent, but said it was up to the voters. If it is voted in, then I will do all that I can to make it happen, she said. Crozier said that from sitting on transportation committees she knew that the county couldnt count on any more state or federal funds for expanded roads. Pinellas County needs to have a mass transit system, she said. Greenlight Pinellas is very important to Pinellas County for moving people around. Ruffner said he didnt agree with the if you build it, they will come mentality of the plan. He said he would support Greenlight if Largo residents were willing to park their cars and use the alternative modes of transportation outlined in the plan. Thats not going to be the case, he said. Fenger said she regularly took a bus in her commute to Tampa when she worked for the city. I am willing to be one of those people who is willing to park my car and use mass transit to help promote a more sustainable environment, a sustainable community, she said. The goal was to prepare for future development and 20 years from now, she said. Smith countered the argument that Pinellas would have the highest sales tax in the state by explaining that Pasco County was proposing the same increase and that the mayor of Tampa was looking at us to see what were going to do. Because Largo city limits would encompass four light rail stops, the city was specifically poised to benefit from the plan. We are going to be the middle of the backbone of the light rail for the future, Smith said. Oudshoff said the first problem with Greenlight Pinellas was that it pulls $100 million in taxes out of the economy. The countys system could be improved without the extra revenue, especially since county has a flat growth in the coming years. (Greenlight Pinellas) doesnt effectively address the transportation issues we face, he said.Questions to Seat 1 candidates If you had $1 million to spend any way on behalf of the city of Largo, how would you spend it? Oudshoff first had a caveat. I wouldnt accept the million dollars if it was a tax increase, he said, before answering the question: Our first responders they dont have adequate funding, and thats where I would put the money. Smith agreed that the police and fire departments should be a priority, but said he would ask each department what their needs are. I want to know exactly a plan: what do you need and why do you need to fund that, he said. In this time of growing cynicism toward government, how would you work to improve community education, citizen empowerment and invite ideas and reflections from residents? Smith said that during his last two and a half years as a commissioner, he had a regular policy of walking door-to-door to introduce himself and talk with residents. He said he opposed political labels, inviting all residents to suggest ways to solve problems. Oudshoff said the commission had to be responsive to what residents suggested at commission meetings. In order to improve peoples opinion on government, I think, as a government entity, we need to do more to meet their needs, he said.Questions to Seat 2 candidatesWhat is your perception of the management of the city and the relationship between the city commission and the city manager? Fenger said she saw a seamless working relationship and open communication, both internally and in the public eye during city meetings. Ruffner agreed, but said the commission had to give the city manager the tools to do his job by bringing police and firefighter staffing back to prerecession levels. If elected, what specific issue would you want to see immediately addressed? Ruffner again emphasized the need to increase the fire and police departments. We have an obligation to protect our citizens and grow in that area. I think there is room in the budget, he said. Were seeing 13 percent increases in parks and recreation and 7 (percent) in library, but only 3.5 (percent) for police and less than 2 (percent) for fire rescue. That needs to be addressed. Fenger said she agreed with Ruffners position but explained that the commission already has scheduled work sessions to plan and prioritize longterm funding increases for all city departments. So instead, she called for the commission to collectively collaborate on the vision for the citys downtown as her immediate priority.Questions to Seat 5 candidatesWhat do you see as the greatest challenge that Largo will face in the next four years? Holck said developing the downtown, especially if Greenlight Pinellas passes, and growing the citys fire and police departments would be the citys greatest challenges. Weve annexed in a lot of properties. Were building shopping centers, apartment complexes, and we need to make sure that our safety departments can meet all these new additions to our family in Largo, she said. Crozier highlighted the same challenges, but had different answers to them. Should Greenlight pass, East Bay Drive will change, she said. We need to make sure that the people in that area know whats going on, so they can feel comfortable and not feel left out. Crozier said the commission had to address significant budget and personnel decreases to all of the city departments, not just police and fire. How can we promote quality development along West Bay Drive and Clearwater-Largo Road? Do you think enough is being done for those downtown areas? Crozier said Clearwater-Largo Road is a longterm project that, because of the recession, it hasnt grown as quickly as we would have liked. But she said some shops have begun to open and explained that the commission already asked staff to study the merits of tax increment financing similar to the funding collected in the West Bay Drive district for Clearwater-Largo Road. Holck said the city needed to promote a consistent plan and to determine why some developers have backed out of projects in the downtown areas. The city needed a specific draw to bring visitors from other cities as well as the beaches, she said. We want them to say, Hey, lets go to Largo, she said. They dont ask questions not as many as I think they should, she said. I think I can offer some new vision, some new ideas for what the city is capable of. One of Holcks four platforms is a promise that, if elected, she would remain on the commission for a maximum of two terms. Her others are to prioritize spending, protect public safety and preserve city programs. Crozier, 70, asks voters to judge her based on her successes as a commissioner. And she can list many commission initiatives that she was a part of: the development of Largo Central Park, improvements on West Bay Drive and Clearwater-Largo Road and the construction of the new Highland Recreation Center. Her biggest thrill, however, is the Largo Cultural Center, designed to be an affordable entertainment venue for Largo residents on fixed incomes. Crozier personally went to Tallahassee to argue for state funding to help build the center. Now, shes continually impressed by the quality of entertainment booked at the center performances that she thinks rival even their New York equivalents. And I brought it here! she said, tearing up a bit at the idea. When I sit in the audience, its my little corner to know that I did something. Crozier doesnt think voters can point to any specific thing shes done wrong that prompt them to vote against her. Ive upgraded the city. Ive not put us in debt. Ive made sure that I have a good understanding of budget and the needs of the employees, she said. Holck said that she is pleased with many of the upgrades Largo has seen in the last several years. Its a great place to live. Theyve added so many new things, she said. But now I think they need to re-prioritize the budget We have to maintain safety. Holck supports staff increases to the police and fire departments. Crozier agreed, but said that all city departments should be examined. Aside from the dozens of staff positions that were eliminated during the recession, many city services were outsourced to contractors who have less ownership of the city as compared to city staff. We destroyed the grounds maintenance (crew), and now we have problems, Crozier said. I am going to request that not only do I want to talk about police and fire, (but) we need to add in the general employees, because they come from the same pot of money. Crozier said the balancing act of increasing city staff was her first priority. Her second would be developing Largo in conjunction with transportation upgrades. Whether Greenlight Pinellas passes or not, the city needs to emphasize improvements to West Bay Drive, she said. I dont know how thats going to look, but I know that corridor is going to change. Its going to be exciting, and I want to be there as part of the development, she said. When she was first elected, Crozier still worked as an office manager. Now that she is retired, she has the opportunity to represent Largo on countywide boards, including the Pinellas County Municipal Planning Organization, the Pinellas Planning Council and the Area Agency of Aging of Pasco-Pinellas. This is an asset to the citys development, especially when it comes to securing funding for transportation initiatives and supporting Largo development, she said. I want to make sure that Largos always at the table when we go to develop things like this, she said. Holck said that while she is against Greenlight Pinellas, she would be supportive of developing the area around the new rail and improved bus system to complement the changes. If citizens vote for it Nov. 4, I will do whatever it takes to make it work, she said. Holck said she was against forcing businesses to replace their pole signs with the monument signs as required in the new city code. The aesthetic consideration for the streets of Largo was a noble one, but should be achieved gradually, as signs need to be replaced, she said. Crozier supported the extended 2019 deadline for the sign transition, but wanted to see city staff offer businesses especially strip malls more flexibility in implementing the sign ordinance. Holck said her greatest asset to the residents of Largo was her perspective as a political outsider, able to think outside the box. I dont have a problem admitting Im totally new to the political arena, she said. Crozier said that over the years she has learned that flexibility in leadership and being open to others ideas are key to good government. I hope that the people of Largo know Im still passionate. I still enjoy what I do, Crozier said. Im still learning. I am still participating. I am still educating myself. SEAT 5, from page 1A Soggy dogs Photos by JIM LAYFIELDAbove, Kevin Walker of Seminole, behind the frog, watches his 18-month-old goldendoodle, Murray, slide down the frog to splash around with his friends at the Highlands Family Aquatic Center in Largo Oct. 4. On the first Saturday of October, the center holds the Soggy Doggy Splash Party, opening the pool to canines only to mark the closing of the center for the winter. Top right, Dogs, with their owners, wait in line to take part in the splash party. At right, Malikai, a 6-year-old Basenji mix owned by Sarah Miller of Clearwater, plays in the fountains. At far right, Jack, a 6-year-old lab mix owned by Elizabeth Worsham of Dunedin, splashes with his new friends. The candidatesLargo residents will vote in three candidates to fill four-year terms for Largo Commission Seats 1, 2 and 5 on Nov. 4: Seat 2 is a race between political newcomers Samantha Fenger and Daniel Ruffner. For Seat 1, Bronson Oudshoff is challenging first-time incumbent Michael Smith. For Seat 5, Donna Holck challenges incumbent Harriet Crozier.
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With roots in Pinellas, she returned to live and work in Dunedin after spending some time in Interlachen, Fla. and in Kansas City, Mo.Your pet as a senior member of your familyPets of the week Speaking of PetsDr. Heather Manfredi DVM Mona LisaMona Lisa is a friendly dog who would fit in perfectly with any family. Mona is a 4-year-old female basset hound mix and is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is patiently waiting at Pet Pal Animal Shelter for her new family to devote all her love to. Just look at those eyes. Will you come and take Mona home? Visit her at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg on Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 328-7738.PaxtonPaxton is a fluffy Russian blue kitty who was rescued from local horse stables. He has medium length fur and a white spot on his chest. Paxton likes to sit in laps and get his chin scratched. He is such a sweet boy and would love to have a forever home with you. Come visit this lovable kitty at the Clearwater PetSmart on Gulf-toBay Boulevard and U.S. 19. You also could call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at 535-9152. He is neutered and up to date with all his vaccinations. TalulaTalula is a 7-year-old domestic shorthair mix cat who has spent a long time at the Humane Society of Pinellas. She would love to finally have her forever home. She is a reserved cat but likes attention. She just prefers a calm, stable environment. She would make a great companion for a single person who wants someone to spend quiet times with. You can adopt Talula for just $25. Visit her at 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater or call 797-7722.AldiLong-term shelter resident, Aldi, is still patiently waiting for his companion. He is a 3-year-old boxer/pit mix with high energy. He prefers a home without small children or cats. He is a perfect dog for companionship, whether that be on car rides, coffee dates, walks around the neighborhood or playing fetch. He loves it all. Adventurous Aldi is just a phone call away. Bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services and adopt him for just $40. He is neutered and up to date on shots. Visit 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, call 582-2600. CaboCabo is a 6-year-old Chihuahua who weighs just 5 pounds. He loves being carried around in a blanket and is small enough to go everywhere. Sadly, his owner died and he ended up at a high-kill shelter before being rescued by Canine Estates. He is missing his two front teeth, but that only adds to his cuteness. He loves car rides and his toys, but he can be protective of them. Due to his small size, an adult-only home would be best, and he prefers women. House training is a work in progress, and he would do best on a strict schedule. He is up-todate with all shots, is neutered and has no known medical issues. Call 412-0558.ElsaElsa is one happy, energetic girl. She absolutely loves people and attention. She is a 3-year-old bull terrier mix. She was rescued as a stray back in April and has been looking for a home for far too long. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She just needs her forever home. She is available for adoption at the Friends of Strays shelter at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.AriIf you like big, beautiful tabby cats, Ari may be just the girl for you. With a big, fluffy tail, she also may be part Maine Coon. She is gentle and loves to be petted. She thinks humans as well as other felines are great. Weighing 15 pounds, 5year-old Ari hangs out with her sister, Amalya, a beautiful medium-hair tortoiseshell. The sisters have been spayed, are current on their shots and are microchipped. Come and meet this beauty at Save Our Strays Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Call a volunteer at 545-1116.BuddyMeet Buddy, a handsome 2-yearold Brittany/Coonhound mix who is looking for his forever home right now at the SPCA Tampa Bay. This playful guy loves to jump and frolic. A home with plenty of outdoor space to explore and an active family would be perfect for him. His $75 adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet Buddy at SPCA Tampa Bay at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo.
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Dr. Witt is accepting New Patients at Both LocationsOur Mission is Keeping You Healthy 091114 Our providers and staff remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence our patients expect and deserve.ive physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.FF2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. Todd Clarkson, D.O.Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Sharon Lee Witt, D.O. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEOFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE100114 Female Nurse Practitioners Same Day Appointments If Available CONVENIENT ON-SITE SERVICES Blood Draws X-Rays Casting of Simple Fractures EKGs & Stress Tests Skin Lesion Removal 100214 Heritage Village presents history lectureLARGO As part of the Speaking of History lecture series, University of South Florida St. Petersburg Librarian James Schnur presents Historical Reflections along Mirror Lake on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village. Schnur will describe the development of the Mirror Lake area near St. Petersburgs downtown business district by looking at the original settlement of the area that became home to St. Petersburgs earliest schools, including its first high school. He will trace the growth of the community, the development of adjacent areas and will offer an extended discussion of the centennial of the first library in St. Petersburg, built with Andrew Carnegies fund. Now known as the Mirror Lake Branch of the St. Petersburg Public Library System, this structure opened almost a century ago, in 1915, and remains a vital part of the downtown community today. A native of St. Petersburg and a lifelong resident of Pinellas County, Schnur presently serves as president of the Pinellas County Historical Society. He has taught courses in Florida and United States history as an adjunct member of the faculty at Eckerd Colleges Program for Experienced Learners since 1996 and is the special collections librarian at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Videos featuring previous Speaking of History lectures are at www.youtube.com/pcctv1. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 29 authentic buildings and structures and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Heritage Village has Wi-Fi availability. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call 582-2123. CLEARWATER Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena, plan to fight for consumers by introducing legislation during the 2015 Legislative Session that will establish tougher regulations and accountability for electric utility companies in Florida. In a press release sent out Sept. 30, Peters said, I think it is important that consumers are protected by ensuring that all billing charges are transparent with strict accountability. The draft bill addresses four issues that we believe are important to consumers of electric power in Florida. Specifically, this legislation will: Prohibit any utility company from charging customers a higher rate because of an increase in usage attributable to an extended billing period Clarify how much a utility company can receive regarding deposits and how the amount must be calculated Require anyone who lobbies any member of the Public Service Commission Nominating Council, whether a legislator or a nonlegislator, to be registered in accordance with section 11.045, Florida Statutes Require any money received by a utility company for implementation of demand-side renewable energy resources, to be used solely for those purposes. Recent events, including an unexpected rate increase threatened for Duke Energy customers last month when the company changed its meter-reading procedures, prompted Latvala and Peters to craft this legislation, which will be filed in November. Utility companies should never have more power than the consumers they are supposed to serve, said Latvala, who also spearheaded efforts in 2013 to severely diminish electric companies power to charge a nuclear cost recovery fee for facilities that are not actually repaired or constructed. This bill will address many of the issues faced by electric consumers in Florida. It will also go a long way to curbing the back-door lobbying efforts of those who represent clients before the Public Service Commission and try to influence the selection of the new Public Service Commission members. Most importantly, the bill will give a Florida regulatory body the right to approve the change of ownership of a Florida electric utility, Peters said.NAMI hosts festivalSEMINOLE In honor of mental illness awareness week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, of Pinellas County will host a free harvest festival Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Shelter No. 8 of Lake Seminole Park, 10015 Park Blvd. The event, for all ages, will include free food, drinks, contests, games and prizes. The Harvest Festival is NAMIs way of showing appreciation throughout the community for all their support, stated board president Jeanne Fisherkeller. The group also will present its 18th annual Iris Awards, named after Vincent Van Goghs painting, for those advocates, mental health workers, and law enforcement officers who have gone above and beyond their call of duty in the past year to assist those living with mental illnesses. The community is invited to have a great time and learn more about NAMI Pinellas a nonprofit organization working to provide education, advocacy and support to individuals and famiBrieylies living with mental illnesses. Some of its programs include: Peer to Peer classes, for people living with mental illnesses to learn more coping skills Connection Support Group, for people living with mental illnesses Two Family Support Groups Family to Family courses to educate family and friends Breaking the Silence programs held in Pinellas County schools, to educate young people about mental illness signs, symptoms and how to get help Crisis Intervention Team Training, for local law enforcement officers For more information or to RSVP to the event, call 826-0807. Visit www.nami-pinellas.org.Housing authority opens resident labPINELLAS PARK Participants of the Resident Opportunity SelfSufficiency program at Lakeside Terrace now have access to a brand new community computer lab, located in the shared community center between Lakeside Terrace, at 4200 62nd Ave. N. and Crystal Lakes Manor, at 4100 62nd Ave. N. Pinellas County Housing Authority will host an official ribboncutting ceremony for the lab on Friday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. The lab features six computer stations with high-speed Internet access, free printing and access to Microsoft OneDrive, a cloudbased storage service. Three floor-to-ceiling bookcases will host a rotating variety of books made available through partnership with the Clearwater Public Library System. For those who are visually-impaired and wishing to enlarge books or photos, the Lakeside Terrace and Crystal Lakes Manor Resident Associations have generously donated a state-of-the-art video magnifier to the community. The ROSS program is available to all residents of Lakeside Terrace as well as those who are elderly or disabled. The lab is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but will close for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. Additional hours may become available in the future as lab usage increases. To find out more about the self-sufficiency program, call its coordinator at 216-6746. Visit www.pinellashousing.com.Self-sufficiency programs funded LARGO The Pinellas County Housing Authority will receive $132,425 in grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, Family Self-Sufficiency program, the organization announced recently. HUD announced that $75 million would be awarded to selected public housing agencies across the nation Sept. 29. Of those funds, Florida received more than $3.3 million, and the Pinellas County Housing Authority was awarded the fifth largest grant out of 35 in the state. This money will continue to help local residents become gainfully employed and more financially stable and independent through training and skill workshops offered within the Family Self-Sufficiency program. Over the course of a five-year contract, participants are expected to remain employed while an escrow account accumulates funds based on progress and earned income. After successfully completing the five-year contract, residents can then use that money to repay debt, pay for education or buy a home. Recent studies conducted by HUD have proven the effectiveness of the program and the increased financial stability of residents who complete the fiveyear contract. In 2014, Congress consolidated funding for two parts of the program.
Viewpoints 17A Leader, October 09, 2014 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@TBNweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli accounting@TBNweekly.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@TBNweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@TBNweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.orgProduction Manager: David Brown production@TBNweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@TBNweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@TBNweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@TBNweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563If you wanted to nudge the courts to establish a right to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, you couldnt pick a more sympathetic plaintiff than Brandon Coats of Colorado. As a teenager, Coats was in an automobile accident that left him severely disabled. Now 34, Coats is a quadriplegic who has had a state medical marijuana card since 2009. He worked as a customer service representative for Dish Network from 2007 to 2010, when Dish fired him after he tested positive for marijuana use during a random drug test. Coats sued Dish. On Tuesday, attorneys argued his case before the Colorado Supreme Court. Were not arguing that its a constitutional right, Coats attorney, Michael Evans, told the court, but we are arguing that its lawful (to use marijuana outside the workplace). Dish maintains that it fired Coats in keeping with its zero-tolerance drug policy, which comports with federal law and even Colorado law, which provides only an affirmative defense for marijuana. When I asked marijuana activist and entrepreneur Aaron Houston whether he thinks marijuana use is a right, he told me he wasnt sure how to answer, but he was sure there is a a right to use the medicine your doctor recommends for you. But its perfectly reasonable to restrict use for safety-oriented jobs, Houston added. He just flew into Washington, D.C., and didnt want a pilot who was stoned. Coats maintains that he never used marijuana on the job. He worked in a Dish call center, not installing equipment on roofs. Colorado law prohibits employers from firing workers for engaging in legal off-duty conduct which means that if Coats wins, recreational marijuana users would be likely to gain job protections. Houston looks at the Dish policy as outmoded, unscientific (as traces of marijuana in the body do not signify impairment) and bad for business. He noted that in May, FBI Director James Comey told a conference that computer programmers with a taste for weed should go ahead and apply for jobs at the bureau, despite a ban on the hiring of those who have smoked marijuana in the past three years. The Wall Street Journal reports that Comey said, I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cyber-criminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview. I dont think Dish should have fired a call center guy for testing positive for marijuana, but I have to agree with the Cato Institutes Walter Olson, who told me that as a libertarian, he doesnt like corporate zerotolerance policies, but he truly abhors the endless proliferation of laws telling employers what reasons they can use to pick their workers. Consumers, on the other hand, are free to tell Dish what they think of the companys firing a quadriplegic for testing positive for medical marijuana. Maybe the company can take a hint from the FBI.Email Debra J. Saunders at email@example.com. LETTERSMatthews, Edelman for City CouncilEditor: An open letter to the registered voters of the city of Seminole. I have been elected to serve the residents of Seminole since 2010, and I thank you for your support. I love our city with all our great opportunities available for everyone to enjoy, St. Petersburg college campus with a state-of-the-art library, an outstanding recreation center with a staff thats always coming up with great things to offer for our enjoyment, a school system that truly cares in educating our children, a fire and EMS department that not only looks out for our health and safety, but raises funds all years long to surprise needy families at holiday times and the final piece of this great city starts with the city manager and his staff and city employees who are just as proud of our city as I am. So the reason for my letter is to ask you on Nov. 4 to vote to re-elect Bob Matthews and to elect Roger Edelman to the City Council. Bob has served our city with pride and integrity and has always looked for the best way to go forward in a direction that is right for our city. Roger Edelman is president of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and because of that and his background in business will be an asset to the city and council. If I have proven to you that I am worthy to serve you, then accept my recommendation and elect these two men to the City Council. With their dedication and commitment along with the current City Council, we will continue to provide the best that life has to offer in this great city. James Quinn City councilor SeminoleGreenlight based on false premisesEditor: On Monday, Aug. 11, the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee passed a unanimous resolution to oppose the sales tax increase proposed by the Greenlight Pinellas referendum, which will be on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot. This would increase the 7 percent sales tax to 8 percent to fund a light rail system from downtown St. Petersburg to downtown Clearwater Greenlight Tax is based on false premises and empty promises. It is extravagant spending. It will hurt the poor and middle class. It subsidizes politically well-connected developers. It threatens small businesses and the tourism industry. Republicans stand for small, efficient, and effective government with reduced taxation and regulation. We support public transportation and a renewed effort to improve the public bus system in Pinellas County for the 1.6 percent that use public transportation. Nancy Davis Seminole If this column doesnt appear for a few weeks, heres why: Ill be in a mental ward, recovering from gadget overload. I will have tried to learn too much, too fast, about three things: (1) A new Kindle, (2) a new iPod, and (3) how to start my own blog. 1. MY NEW KINDLE. As you probably know, a Kindle is an electronic device that lets you download and store books, newspapers and many other things. Ive owned a basic Kindle for three years, and I love it. But it recently died. So I bought a new Kindle. I assumed it would be as simple to operate as my old one. I was wrong. My old Kindle had a keyboard and switches that I could actually feel as I pressed them. In contrast, my new Kindle called Fire is designed for brain surgeons or 8-year-olds with tiny, ultra-sensitive fingertips that can touch the necessary screen points with a micro-accuracy that I dont yet possess (and perhaps never will.). Also, instead of clicking on the files I want, I must slide my hands up and down across the screen like a fairy godfather, hoping to reach the regions Im looking for. I used my old Kindle to download books and newspapers. I was content with those basics. But my new Kindle Fire has thrust me into worlds I never asked for or needed. They include Facebook and Youtube (which I already had access to, on my Dell laptop). There is a recreation program for children. I would name more, if I could figure out how to work the dadblamed Fire. 2. MY NEW IPOD NANO. My first and second iPod Nanos stored music and songs. Hundreds of them. Then I lost or misplaced the iPods, and was driven to distraction by the non-musical silence that reigned over my dull, plodding life. So I recently purchased a new Nano. As with the Kindle, I was unwittingly pitched into new universes and challenges that I did not want and am not equipped to handle. The new Nano encourages me to listen to worldwide radio stations, and to produce something called podcasts. It can invade my computer and transfer not only my music library but also all my photographs. It will help me develop a physical fitness program that will count the number of steps I take each day. The new Nano is smaller than the old one about two postage stamps in height and width. This will encourage me to mislay the device even more often than I did the old Nanos. The tiny switches on the edge were designed under the a ssumption that each Nano owner will have a trained cricket on hand to make the required program transfers. I have not yet tried to load songs into the Nano, or boot up radio stations, or do anything else with it. I have an instruction manual to refer to, but Im afraid I dont have the brains or more important the self-control required to comprehend it. I loathe the rage and frustration that trial-and-error sessions engender in me. I have four teen-aged grandchildren. When I showed them my new Nano, they were delighted to see how tiny it is. They pronounced it cool and neat and said, This doesnt suck. Within minutes they had figured out all the Nanos programs. If they see this column, they will be puzzled at my failure to quickly master my Nano, my new Kindle and every other gadget that comes streaming down the pike. 3. MY HOPED-FOR BLOG. I have always wanted to own a Porsche or a chalet in Switzerland. But I never had the dough. So I think Ill own a blog. It will be one of many millions already existing on the Web. Most of them contain few new posts, or old ones worth reading. I should be able to meet those requirements. I have begun my efforts to start a blog, and its slow going. I have obtained an official domain name and have paid $20 or so to GoDaddy or Wordpress. Which one, Im not sure, but I think they sort of work together. Now I need to pick out a theme, which is (I believe) little except a photo of some sort at the top of the blog. I try to follow the directions I get from talking to GoDaddys people, but nothing seems to click. I cant find the computer screen that says, Heres the place, Driver, you dunce. Post your wit and wisdom in this space, sign off, and stop bothering us. As with the Kindle and the iPod, I feel stupid and behindtimes. I once believed I could hold my own with computer problems, but these new gadgets and the blog project have shaken my confidence. But I shall persist, and eventually conquer. As St. Paul said to the Corinthians, Now we see through a Web browser, darkly ... Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.Stop sending soldiers to foreign warsThroughout history approximately 1.2 million American soldiers have died in our nations wars, both here and abroad. And just recently our government dispatched even more military men and women to join the battle against ISIS terrorists. History tells us that the Civil War accounted for 620,000 battlefield deaths. World War 1 and 2 saw 116,516 and 405,399 dead, respectively. More than 36,000 soldiers were killed in Korea, 58,208 in Vietnam, and 4,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan so far. So why must we continue to send our troops to fight other peoples battles? And why arent our allies on board doing their share? Why is President Obama sending 3,000 American soldiers to western Africa to help wage a war against Ebola? Did not anyone consider that some of these U.S. troops could themselves be infected, and worst, bring the disease back home with them? Wars have been waged since human beings became the dominate mortals on this planet. Even troglodyte cave men, known as Neanderthals, couldnt get along with their CroMagnon neighbors. They fought territorial wars. They battled over hunting and fishing rights, their kids, pets, caves, and any other incentive to bash each others brains in with clubs and stones. And, of course, they fought over women. Neanderthal men and women were built like linebackers and reeked of body odor because hygiene was relatively unknown 100,000 years ago. They were covered with hair and stood side by side in skirmishes with real or perceived enemies and while stalking saber tooth tigers and mammoths for dinner. Oh, and they grunted a lot. As homo-sapiens evolved so did conflicts that instinctively advanced with emerging technologies. Clubs eventually over time became automatic rifles and hand held missile launchers. Catapults that hurled heavy stones over fortified walls gravitated into Star Wars armaments capable of destroying targets from thousands of miles away. And, of course, bands of disorganized combatants became structured sea and air men and women, Marines, Army warriors and CIAtrained professional killers. Over time we Americans have waged wars against the British, Mexico, Japan, Germany, American Indians, pirates, slave traders, ranchers, farmers and even Tripoli in 1802. If given the opportunity wed declare war on terrestrial planets and their alleged quirky inhabitants. Military history is believed to have begun around 2700 B.C. when Sumer and Elam now known as Iraq and Iran declared war. Thats how long those two countries, where our military and political leaders are sending our young men and women today, have been at each others throats. Modern warfare in the Middle East became more volatile after World War II when socalled inter-state battles were waged. There were seven major Arab-Israeli battles that includedthe Palestine War of 1948, the Suez War of 1956, the Six Day War in June 1967, the War of Attrition in 1969-70, the Yom Kippur War in October 1973, the Lebanon War in 1982 and the Gulf War in 1991. Not every war had citizen support. There have been war protests since time began. Just recently we saw dissent in Tampa and elsewhere against military actions in Syria. The draft riots of Civil War era New York killed and injured hundreds. And never in history did anti-war demonstrations become more prevalent than during the Vietnam era. It was a generation when society was ripped apart by one of the most unpopular and controversial hostilities in history. Had all those anti-war demonstrators been clean shaven, well dressed young men and women their protests would have been taken seriously. Instead they generally were moronic, filthy and foul-mouthed malcontents with not a clue as to what really was behind the Vietnam War. We listened to Jane Fonda crucify America while allegedly turning over secrets to Hanoi. Years later she became a part of the very establishment she so often censured. We watched our troops return home from Southeast Asia only to be spat upon and unfairly labeled as baby killers. Now were again involved in questionable military actions, this time in the Middle East, where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as the ISIS, is making its mark with unparallel violence. Other factions are adding their own brand of brutality to the simmering pot. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria have cost the United States more than $4 trillion thats trillion and the currency faucet is still running. That money certainly could have been better used for education, highway improvements and seeking cures for cancer and other diseases. We must not ignore the expenditure in the human sacrifice and accompanying long term challenges such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder faced by U.S. veterans. We cannot ask our military to sacrifice more than they have over the past decade. Some soldiers have been called upon to put their lives on the line in war zones two, three and more times. Besides the physical casualties of war, many war veterans face divorce, civilian job loss, financial problems, abandonment by families and friends, and a host of other challenges that make waging these wars not worth it. I wrote this column with the utmost respect and admiration for members of our Armed Services, but we must stop sending them to thev slaughter in wars between foreign countries and groups who have been fighting each other since the dawn of time.Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at email@example.com We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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The bride-to-be is the daughter of Chris and Sandra Torres of Coral Springs. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and is the editor of the Largo Leader. The groom-to-be is the son of Victoria Allen of Coconut Creek and the late Vincent Mason of Decatur, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He currently serves as the assistant divisional youth secretary for The Salvation Army, Florida division. The couple will be married Feb. 7, 2015 at The Salvation Army Fort Lauderdale Corps. Photo courtesy of PASTOR BOB WIERENGALake Seminole Presbyterian Churchs fifth annual Pet Blessing was held Oct. 4. Pictured, from left, are Deborah Frohnerath, Desiree Bonoit, Mayor Leslie Waters, Alexis Bonoit and Pastor Bob Wierenga. The dogs in front are Mocha, Destiny, and Molly. Despite the rain, many Seminole residents brought their pets to be blessed. A brief worship service began the event, with Mayor Waters reading The Prayer of Saint Francis. The church also held a worship service on Oct. 5 to honor the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.Blessing of the petsPinellas residents can protect themselves from the seasonal flu with one of the vaccines now available at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County and many community clinics in the Tampa Bay area. To find the nearest flu vaccine provider, visit flushot.healthmap.org to search by city or ZIP Code. In addition to the usual vaccine, other versions available this season include a high-dose immunization recommended for adults older than 65; an intradermal vaccine delivered with a very small, barely-felt needle and one administered in the nostrils as a mist without the need for a needle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of influenza will increase into the winter season and will traditionally peak during January and February. While flu vaccines are important for anyone older than 6 months of age, these groups would benefit most from receiving a yearly flu vaccine: Pregnant women Persons between the ages of 6 months and 24 years Those who live with or care for infants less than 6 months old Persons between the ages of 25 months and 64 years with medical conditions that increase his or her risk for influenza-related complications Health-care and emergency medical services personnel DOH-Pinellas provides flu vaccines at these centers weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. without an appointment: St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Ave. N. Clearwater, 310 N. Myrtle Ave. Mid-County, 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo Tarpon Springs, 301 S. Disston Ave. For more information, visit www.PinellasHealth.com. Flu vaccines available at DOH Worship calendarSt. Paul to host arts and crafts showLARGO The 19th annual Homespun By Hands and Hearts Arts and Crafts Show will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 S. Highland Ave. All crafts are original, handcrafted and created by the artists themselves. The craft show is being held inside and outside of the Christian Life Enrichment Center of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Admission is $1. Funds raised will help the homeless. For information, call 585-0273.Church to present Dean Martin tribute concertSEMINOLE A Dean Martin tribute concert will be presented Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., at Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd. Felix Deneau Jr. will be performing, impersonating Dean Martin. Deneau is endorsed by the Dean Martin Estate. He has performed for groups all over the southeast. Tickets cost $15. Call 391-2919. Calligraphy workshop setPINELLAS PARK An Introduction to Calligraphy will be presented Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. The workshop leader, Carolyn Woodard, has a bachelors degree in fine arts from Delta State University and has taught calligraphy at college level. With some simple tips she will guide attendees in learning to write favorite quotes or scriptures in fancy script. Supplies will be provided which include a sample sheet showing the typestyle to be used, practice sheets, gridded sheets for alignment, fancy parchment for a final project, and a calligraphy pen. Participants are encouraged to bring a short quote or verse that they would like to write in calligraphy. A $5 donation is requested to cover supplies. For information, call 544-8558 or visit www.goodsam-church.org.Con Brio String Quartet to perform CLEARWATER Kicking off the new season of Peace Concert Series events, Con Brio String Quartet will perform From Mozart to Mancini on Sunday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave. The Con Brio String Quartet will present a varied program featuring classical works by Mozart and Debussy and popular tunes from the great American Songbook. There will be several selections by the preeminent film composer Henry Mancini. No tickets needed and seating is first come, first served. An offering will be taken with a $5 minimum suggested. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Following the concert, there will be a light reception in the fellowship hall. For information, visit www.peacememorial.org or call 446-3001.Raleigh Ringers to perform at churchPALM HARBOR The Raleigh Ringers will perform Monday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. Tickets are $20. Call 785-7487. The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock n roll tunes arranged just for handbells. For information, visit www.rr.org.
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Employees spent the day sprucing up this United Way partner agency, volunteering their time and muscles, to help beautify PARC by painting and landscaping, including weeding, trimming, mulching and cleaning out flower beds. The 22nd annual Day of Caring brings together thousands of volunteers in one day to help organizations to provide important community services across Tampa Bay in the five counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee. Nearly 2,200 volunteers from more than 120 local companies worked on 170 projects at local social service agencies, schools and community organizations.Liebold and Son relocates businessSEMINOLE Liebold & Son Interiors hosted a grand opening event Sept. 4 at the business new, larger showroom at Oxford Square Plaza, 9488 Seminole Blvd. A family owned business, Liebold & Son Interiors is celebrating 50 years in business. A Hunter Douglas Window Fashion dealer, Liebold & Son offers an array of blinds, shades and plantation shutters. With a decorating consultant on staff, hundreds of fabric samples are ready to select for draperies, upholstery, slipcovers, pillows, cushions and other custom products. Wallpaper, lighting, flooring, wall dcor and more interior goods and services are available. Showroom hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available.Bright House celebrates Small Business MonthBright House Networks recently announced it will celebrate Small Business Month in November for small businesses in its Florida service areas. In an effort to bring the local community and small businesses closer together, the company will launch a website dedicated exclusively to small businesses on Nov. 1. This website will offer small businesses the opportunity to showcase their business and promote special offers to local shoppers. Small Business Month is a perfect time to remind everyone in the community about the importance of supporting local small businesses. We hope this opportunity will help small businesses raise awareness and build strong lasting connections, said Josh Ebert in a press release. Ebert is corporate VP, Bright House Networks Business Solutions. Local small businesses can register for the site now through Oct. 31 online at brighthouse.com/smallbizmonth.Reverse mortgage seminar setSEMINOLE Reverse Mortgage Basics will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Seminole Library on the St. Petersburg College campus, 9200 113th St. N. This is an educational seminar sponsored by the Community Resource Council. The seminar will inform seniors and their family members on the pros and cons of the program, as well as analyzing comprehensible examples. Curriculum includes recent changes, requirements and associated costs. The seminar is open to the public and questions are encouraged. Reservations are required. Call Donna Moore at 831-3416.Big 3 Entertainment becomes Al Lang managerST. PETERSBURG The St. Petersburg City Council recently approved an agreement that turns over the management and operation of Al Lang Stadium to Big 3 Entertainment and Rowdies principal owner Bill Edwards for a term of four years. Edwards has committed to invest a minimum of $1.5 million in improvements to the stadium. Additionally, the facility will no longer receive an operating subsidy from the city. Edwards envisions a plan for Al Lang Stadium that includes a deep cleaning, concessions and restrooms upgrades and an improved fan experience. In addition to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Saturday Morning Market, Big 3 will host numerous other events at the stadium each year.Madeira morning market set to openMADEIRA BEACH The official grand opening of the Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will coincide with the kick-off of the new Mid-Month Sunset Market and Music Festival which debuts Saturday, Nov. 15. The soft opening for the Morning Market was in May and the citys first open air fresh and farmers market has been growing in popularity each week in spite of the summer heat. We opened with a full roster of vendors when most all of the areas markets closed for the season and weve already got a wonderful base of customers that return week after week, said Laura Garrison in a press release. Garrison is market operations manager. And thanks to the awesome support from the city of Madeira Beach, well be adding the new Sunset Market, co-sponsored by the city, in November. The grand opening will include live music, demonstrations by vendors, product giveaways, street performances, a ribbon-cutting and a market raffle with prizes including gift certificates and gift baskets. The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market is open year-round on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the new Mid-Month Sunset Market and Music Festival will run one Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Both events are located on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and the Tom Stuart Causeway and are free of charge and family-friendly. Leashed pets are welcome. The Sunset Market also will feature a kids zone, a 20-foot rockclimbing wall, and a separate beer garden. Karen and Gary Liebold
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Carrie-Anne caught three fish with the emergency rod. Her husband caught some small snappers with his gear and returned them.ImprovisingBarometric pressure rise slows fishNow that we have our first cold front of the season behind us, its time to cash in on some much anticipated fall fishing. Just a refresher in what to expect fishing wise after a cold front makes its way through our area. North to northwest winds upwards of 20 miles an hour can really stir the water up, causing the bait to retreat from the sandy shallows in search of cleaner water. As the winds begin to switch back to an offshore direction, the waters will clean up quickly and the bait will return often thicker than before. Bluebird, cloudless days usually occur the day after the weather system passes and can be some of the toughest days to fish as I was quickly reminded of last Sunday. Dirty water and breezy conditions are the noticeable disadvantages. 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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:AddictedGenre: Drama Cast: Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham and William Levy Director: Billie Woodruff Rated: R Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayGenre: Comedy Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge and Bella Thorne Director: Miguel Areta Rated: PG Disneys Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that hes not alone when his mom, dad, brother and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasnt had one.Dracula UntoldGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper and Samantha Barks Director: Gary Shore Rated: PG-13 Almost an entire century after the worlds first cinematic introduc-Opening this weekendDracula Untold reboots classic; Downey and Duvall star in The Judge Photo courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURESVlad (Luke Evans) seeks compassion from wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became D racula. tion to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legends most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters. 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Richard Marx, Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $44.50. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Fresh off releasing Beautiful Goodbye, his first studio album in 10 years, the Grammy Awardwinning singer-songwriter is hitting the road this fall for a highly anticipated U.S. tour. Marx released Beautiful Goodbye to critically acclaimed reviews across the board with Billboard magazine saying, One word likely describes Beautiful Goodbye best: sexy. Miami Herald refers to the music on Beautiful Goodbye as some of [Richards] richest yet. Whatever We Started was released in May following a surprise performance of Marxs song Right Here Waiting on the finale of American Idol with host Ryan Seacrest. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLRichard Marx plays Capitol Theatre Oct. 11. Maxima Concierto de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Concert), Sunday, Oct.12, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. Gates will open at noon. The show will start at 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit 925maxima.com or call 800-514-3849. Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Yandel will headline this years concert. Colombian salsa performers Grupo Niche also will perform. Additional performers will be announced. Maxima Concierto de la Herencia Hispana is a family-friendly annual event sponsored by 92.5 Maxima, MetroPCS, and Heineken. Lawn chairs, blankets and one bottle of water per person are permitted in Coachman Park during this event. No pets (except service animals), grills, open flame, glass containers, coolers, food, drinks, tents or canopies, recording devices or fireworks are allowed in Coachman Park during this event. For event information, call 562-4800.
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(contraction)HoroscopesOctober 9, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Youve got a lot on your plate these days, Capricorn. You are not the only one. Take comfort in that fact. A financial review goes better than expected.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18You can be quite the perfectionist, Aquarius. This week, you will have to learn to live with less as all hands will be called upon deck. Relax. Everything will be fine.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Baloney, Pisces. Take what you hear this week with a grain of salt. A change in guard at work is no reason for panic. A date is set. Start the planning.AriesMarch 21 April 19Arrogant Aries. Nah, not you. However, if you want to get your due, you are going to have to toot your own horn. An acquaintance makes a proposal.TaurusApril 20 May 20Concerns grow with an increase in the workload. Take it easy, Taurus. It looks worse than it is. A faceoff with a loved one brings about the results hoped for.GeminiMay 21 June 21An undercover operation goes off without a hitch, and travel plans are made. Dont forget to pack your camera, Gemini. News from home ends in giggles.CancerJune 22 July 22Get a move on, Cancer. There is no time to waste. A lack of discretion on the part of a friend lands them in hot water. Be supportive, but dont bail them out.LeoJuly 23 August 22All kidding aside, Leo. The pressure is on. Do not disappoint. A friend drops out of a production. Someone you least expect will step in to help.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Raise the alarms, Virgo. Something is up at home. It might be good. It might be bad. A minor loss in income results in more free time. Use it wisely.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Youre a true friend, Libra, and your loyalty will be rewarded this week. A chapter closes at work. Be grateful. A challenge is accepted.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21A health crisis comes to an end for a friend. Celebrate with a night out, Scorpio. Travel plans must be put on hold when extended family drop by unexpectdly.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Depress, Sagittarius. Youve been far too busy as of late. Its time to take it easy and catch up on everything youve been missing. Start with a youngster. Looking ahead Looking aheadLargo Island Blast: An Evening of Good Vibes Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $5. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The third annual Stars and Stripes USO Show Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N., Largo. Doors will open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $24. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $50, which includes a pre-event dinner at 6 p.m. Call 539-8371 or visit armedforcesmuseum.com. The event will feature the Lorri Hafer Swingin Band as well as tribute performances of big band singing sensations by Andy Stefanos Cast of All Stars. This big band show, dance and salute to the nations troops will also feature show hostesses, vintage attire, era actors, photo opportunities, a full bar, valet parking and a red carpet welcome. The event is a fundraiser for the museums veteran and youth education programs. Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Circus Electronica, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Embarking on its debut national tour and only Florida performance, Circus Electronica will take audience members to a world of traditional European-style circus with contemporary Electronic Dance Music. This all-ages show combines both aerial and ground based acrobatics and a live DJ that will seamlessly blend musical styles from multiple artists into a cohesive experience thats greater than the sum of its parts. Country Royalty: A Musical Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline; Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit LargoArts.com. Grammy nominated singing sensation, Carolyn Martin, gives a jaw-dropping performance as Patsy Cline while 2003 Obie Award winner Jason Petty re-creates the Hank Williams role he is so famous for. Jason and Carolyn, along with a live five-piece band, will take audiences back to a time when Hank and Patsy ruled the airwaves. Over 20 of their charttopping hits are performed such as Crazy, Hey Good Lookin, Sweet Dreams, Your Cheatin Heart, Walking After Midnight, I Saw The Light, I Fall To Pieces and Im So Lonesome I Could Cry. Girls Night: The Musical ; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22-23, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Andy McKee with special guest Mark Kroos Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. McKees style of playing and compositions have earned him an international fanbase. Mark Kroos is a rising star in the guitar world that simultaneously utilizes two necks of his double neck guitar to create his unique sound. This is a not to be missed show of world-class guitar talent. Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaireby, presented by Eight OClock Theatre; Nov. 7-16, 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. School House Rock, presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com.Clearwater Greater Tuna, by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard; through Oct. 19, at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Matinees are Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Evening performances are Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Cost is $32 for dinner and the show. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. In this wonderful and hilarious satire of life in small town Texas, the people who live in this all-to-nosy community are certainly unforgettable. Rodrigo y Gabriela Thursday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. Beginning with their humble roots busing in Dublin, playing Metallica bossa nova style in hotel bars for the own amusement; before they became one of the biggest selling acoustic instrumental acts in the world. Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique sixstring magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchezs fiery lead lines and Quinteros phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal. Classic Albums: White Album ; Sunday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Justin Hayward Monday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. As the driving force behind The Moody Blues, Hayward penned classics like Night in White Satin, New Horizons and Your Wildest Dreams, which peaked at No. 9 on the charts, combining progressive-rock power with symphonic romanticism. Haywards career as a solo artist began in 1977 with the release of Songwriter, which had three single releases One Lonely Room/Songwriter (Part 2), Country Girl/Doin Time and Stage Door/Lay It On Me. In 1978, Hayward had a worldwide hit single with the beautiful and timeless Forever Autumn from the War of the Worlds project. In1979, Hayward received the ASCAP award for Nights in White Satin. Also that year, the Moodies regrouped for the album Octave and between that and their next album Long Distance Voyager in 1981, Hayward released his second solo album Night Flight, which was a mixture of his own songs and those of other writers. Two singles were released from that album, Night Flight/Suitcase and Nearer To You/Its Not On. Hayward has received four ASCAP awards, the BMI Million Plays award for Story in Your Eyes and an Ivor Novello Statue as well as numerous other songwriter awards around the world. Los Lonely Boys, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $31.75. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Los Lonely Boys performance will highlight tracks from their new album Revelation, combining elements of the bluesy rock n roll and soul that are so integral to the structure of the band, like their hit Heaven, with the conjunto feel of Blame It On Love, the reggae groove of Give A Little More, the rustic acoustic notes of Its Just My Heart Talkin and the baroque pop influences of Theres Always Tomorrow. Henry, Jojo, and Ringo are brothers and have been writing and performing their own material as a trio since the 1990s. After a prominent guest appearance on Santanas 2005 album All That I Am, Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with Grammy nominations and have earned a reputation as a powerful live act. Pinellas Park The Greater Pinellas Country Fair Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 12-16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate. Call 800-9880 or visit www.pinellasfair.org.St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk, Saturday, Oct. 11, 5 to 9 p.m., in the Waterfront Arts District and the Warehouse Arts District, St. Petersburg. More than 40 galleries and studios will participate. ArtWalk will be broadened for this one month to celebrate Universal Music Day as many offer music for the festive October celebration of art. Visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org. Fourth annual Sueos de Dal, Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. to midnight, at The Dal Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. General admission tickets cost $125 for museum members and $150 for nonmembers. Avant-garde VIP tickets are $600. General admission tickets include dancing to a live band, unlimited craft cocktails, gourmet food tastings, free valet parking and full access to the galleries. Paris in the 1920s was the center of the artistic universe and marked a transition to artistic maturity for Salvador Dal and many other famous artists who were drawn to the city for its rich, creative inspiration. It was the hub for new ways of thinking and marked the birth of Surrealism, the Art Deco movement, and the Paris Jazz Age. Parisian nightlife was characterized by personal freedom, a revolution of fashion, luxurious parties, theater shows, and jazz music people lived luminous lives and knew how to have fun. The 2014 Suenos de Dali will leverage the defining elements of Parisian nightlife in the 1920s with a modern twist. This years soiree entertains the combined identities of two extraordinary cultures as guests revel in the dcor and fashion that defined the Spanish and Parisian nightlife from different eras. Donning incredible costumes, guests will enjoy a dreamlike soiree filled with illusory sensations, signature cocktails, gourmet cuisine, and more. For details, visit thedali.org/event/suenos-de-dali.Seminole Music in the Park Friday, Oct. 17, 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 the Charlie Morris Band.Tampa Anjelah Johnson, Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $35. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org. Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella, Oct. 21-26, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-9551045, or visit www.strazcenter.org.
Entertainment 3B Leader, October 09, 2014 L100214 Sunday, October 12that 3pmFor more information on the series and the church, visit our website atwww.peacememorial.orgorcall 727-446-3001110 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue, Clearwater(corner of Pierce and Ft. Harrison)Mozart to Mancini The Con Brio String Quartet opens the series with classical and popular tunes. 100914 No tickets required. Seating is first come first served with a $5-$10 suggested donation. 100914 LARGO FAMILYRESTAURANT 788 N. Missouri Ave. Largo 727-584-7330LargoFamilyRestaurant.comDrafts $1.50 Bottle Beer $2.25 Wine $2.25 Mixed Drinks $3.00Sunday Karaoke 5pm-8:30pm Offering Daily Specials FREE WiFi Take-Out Outdoor Patio 3 Flat Screen TVs Catering & Big Parties EARLY BIRD SPECIALS$6.95Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm All served with potato and vegetable, soup or salad & dessertGift Cards Available 100914 Thursdays: Corned Beef & Ca bbage$795Fridays: All-You-Can-Eat Cod$895Includes soup or salad, potato, vegetable and dessert. Exp. 10/31/14 Includes Soup or Salad and dessert Exp. 10/31/14 Poetry and Prose Is It Rainy, Little Flower?Is it rainy, little flower? Be glad of rain. Too much sun would wither thee, Twill shine again; Clouds are very black, tis true, But just behind them shines the blue. Art thou weary, tender heart? Be glad of pain. In sorrow sweetest things grow, As flowers in rain; God watches; you shall have sun, When clouds their perfect work have done. Poems of Dawn Rain comes down & waters the earth, making it bring forth & bud; giving seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. So with the word that goes forth from my mouth, accomplishing what pleases me, & prospering whereever I send it. My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Heaven is higher than the earth, and my thoughts & ways are higher than yours. Isaiah 55:8-11Contributor: Joy Cometh in the Morning100914 Jazz Holiday welcomes Earth, Wind & Fire; Spyro Gyra and Dr. John By LEE CLARK ZUMPECLEARWATER October ushers in cooler temperatures as autumn weather takes hold and fall festivals start popping up on event calendars. The month also showcases pumpkin patches, jack-olanterns and supermarket displays of Halloween treats. In the Tampa Bay area, October also brings jazz. This years Clearwater Jazz Holiday will run Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 16-19, at Coachman Park on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater. Daily general admission tickets are $15 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Four-day tickets also are available. Reserved seating prices start at $40 a day in advance. For more information, visit www.clearwaterjazz.com or call Clearwater Jazz Holiday office at 461-5200. The four-day festival will feature performances by some of the hottest names in the genre as well as emerging talent. The 2014 lineup is as follows: Thursday, Oct. 16 Gates open at 4 p.m. Buster Cooper Quartet 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Changing Keys 6 to 7:45 p.m. Earth, Wind & Fire 8:15 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 Gates open at 4 p.m. Al Downing Jazz All-Stars 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Theo Valentin 6 to 7 p.m. Dirty Dozen Brass Band 7:30 to 9 p.m. Spyro Gyra 9:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 Gates open at 1 p.m. TomKats Jazz Orchestra with Katt Hefner 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Julie Black 3 to 4 p.m. Belinda & Kool Reflektions 4:30 to 6 p.m. Marcia Ball and Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Dr. John & The Nite Trippers 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. A fireworks show will begin at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Gates open at 1:30 p.m. REH/CJH Youth Jazz Band 2 to 3 p.m. Crash 3:30 to 4 p.m. Spirit Family Reunion 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 6 to 7:30 p.m. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 8 to 9:30 p.m.Festival headlinersThis years event features a variety of headlining performers. Earth, Wind & Fire take the stage Thursday at 8:15 p.m. This iconic 1970s band pioneered a new brand of pop music steeped in African and AfricanAmerican styles heavily influenced by jazz and R&B. The new sound appealed to a wide spectrum of listeners, both black and white. Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop, says Maurice White on the bands website. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners spiritual content. Earth, Wind & Fire recorded many hits such as Shining Star, Thats the Way of the World, Devotion, Fantasy, Loves Holiday, September, Boogie Wonderland and After the Love Has Gone. The band was founded in Chicago by White in 1969 and, over the years, members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Johnny Graham and Andrew Woolfolk. On Friday, Spyro Gyra performs at 9:30 p.m. This American jazz fusion outfit has been around since the 1970s. Combining elements of jazz, R&B, funk and pop music, Spyro Gyra has recorded popular singles such as Shaker Song and Morning Dance. Saturdays lineup features a performance by Dr. John & The Nite Trippers at 9:15 p.m. Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. According to his biography provided by the Feldman Agency, Dr. Johns career started out in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. But a notorious gun incident forced Dr. John to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. In the 1960s, he could be found as a popular session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones. Around that time, he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, R&B, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. The concert series will conclude with a performance by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on Sunday at 8 p.m. According to New Community Management, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of Little Pedros in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10-member troupe released their debut album, Up From Below, which featured the hit Home as well as fan favorites Day Dream and Janglin. The band has spent the past few years touring the world while winning over audiences at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Leeds, Austin City Limits and more. Their follow up album, Here, was released in May 2012 and featured the tracks Man On Fire and Thats Whats Up. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Independent Music Chart and No. 5 on Billboard Top 200 Chart the week after its release. Julie Black to performTampa Bays own critically acclaimed songwriter Julie Black will perform at this years Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Black will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 18, 3 to 4 p.m. Known for a mix of blues, soul and jazz, the vocalist and recording artist will be making her second appearance at the annual festival. Black has captivated audiences with her soulful sound at concerts and festivals throughout Florida. She boasts a sultry, powerful voice that weaves potent tales within sumptuous melodies and rhythms. Blacks band features Dave Eichenberger on guitar, Michael Johnn on keys, Father Bill Spicuglia on bass and Frankie Timpanelli on drums. Based in Florida, Blacks roots extend into Illinois and California according to a press release promoting her performance. Blacks debut release, Call Me Angel for Blues, was issued in 2007 by BOJA Records, the label of music veteran Bob Langford. The all original album climbed up the charts, including those at SiriusXM, and was also named one of the Top 5 Contemporary Blues Albums of the Year by Blues Critic Radio. Her second all original album, You Just Might Win (2010), landed in the Top 10 at B.B. Kings Bluesville on SiriusXM. Come On In This House, the first single of Blacks 2012 digital release project, put a spine-tingling spin on the wellknown blues classic. Alligators Marcia Ball joins lineupTexas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball also will appear as part of this years Clearwater Jazz Holiday, taking the stage Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Ball is currently celebrating the release of her new Alligator Records CD, The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man. She will give a special performance with Terrance Simien at the festival. Balls groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man is her sixth release for Alligator. Four of her previous five releases received Grammy Award nominations. According to her biography from Alligator, Ball also received the 2012 Blues Music Award for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now won a total of nine BMAs and has received 42 nominations. Safety measuresA number of safety and security measures have been put in place at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Several items and practices will not be permitted at the event, including pets, except registered, seeing eye dogs and service dogs; grills, hibachis or open flames of any kind; glass containers or bottles; coolers, food or drink of any kind; unauthorized vendors; tents, canopies or umbrellas; overnight camping; audio and/or recording devices; in-line skating and skateboarding; littering; guns, knives or weapons of any kind; cell phones or pagers during performances; fireworks; and laser pointers. Concertgoers should attend all infants and small children. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, sunglasses, sunscreen and identification tags for small children. For more information, visit www.clearwaterjazz.com or call Clearwater Jazz Holiday office at 461-5200.Clearwater Jazz Holiday After PartyIn case audiences are still hungry for more live music at the end of the evening, fans will have an option to keep the party going. The official Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party will be presented Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, starting at 10:30 p.m. and running until 1:30 a.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $16 in advance. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performing will be the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jam Band hosted by Allon Sams featuring the All-Star House Band. Other unscheduled performers might drop by to sit in for the jam according to the venues website. There will be food and drink available for purchase. Visit Clearwaterjazz.com. Photo courtesy of WME ENTERTAINMENT Photo by LISA HOULGRAVE/ TED KURLAND ASSOCIATESAbove, Dr. John plays Clearwater Jazz Holiday Oct. 18. At left, Trombone Shorty takes the stage Oct. 19.
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For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. OPENING, from page 1B Upcoming events in LargoMusic abounds at Country JubileeLARGO The 36th Annual Country Jubilee is bringing a variety of musical talents to Pinellas Countys Heritage Village on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each band will play 45-minute sets. The Leigh and Steve Humes Duo, the Rose Island Band and The Shut Yer Trapp Family Band are back by popular demand. The Leigh and Steve Humes Duo have been performing together throughout Florida for over 20 years. They are respected singers-songwriters, and they play solo, duo and together with the Leigh Humes Band. The Rose Island Band plays electric Americana and folk rock music. The fourperson band plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards/bass and drums while singing three-part harmonies. The Shut Yer Trapp Family Band is a Safety Harbor family band compromised of mom, dad and two sons playing pre-1900s songs. New this year, Swanson and Leavy, Chant The Trees and Gypsy Star also will play on the Band Stand. Swanson and Leavy will be playing a set of original songs, a mix of folk and folk-rock. Chant The Trees is a progressive acoustic duo playing old-timey folk and bluegrass rhythms. Gypsy Star is a unique band from the Tampa Bay area weaving a colorful musical tapestry with acoustic instruments such as classical flamenco guitar, violin and woodwinds. For the first time, Country Jubilee will stage near the Walsingham House a Bluegrass Jam, sponsored by Charlie Bills Banjos. The Pinellas County Historical Society sponsors this years Country Jubilee, and all proceeds will go to support the operation of Heritage Village. Free event parking and a free shuttle are located at 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Organizers are asking for a donation of $2 per person for admission to the festival. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 29 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historic Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus. Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage or call 582-2123.Largo Lions to present Spotlight SeriesLARGO The Largo Lions Club has announced the lineup of shows for its next Spotlight Series, presented at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Individual tickets may be purchased for $24.50 each. Group and series rates also are available. All proceeds from these performances go directly to the Largo Lions Club Foundation to support its projects, such as sight conservation, childrens eye examinations, eye operations and glasses. To purchase tickets, call 587-6793 or visit www.largolionsclub.org. Following is a schedule of shows in the Spotlight Series: Fire and Rain Band Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. This is a James Taylor tribute. The show will feature upbeat songs such as Your Smiling Face, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Youve Got a Friend, and Carolina in My Mind. Sundown Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundown will perform new classic country, including hits from Countrys blockbuster superstars such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn. Neil Zirconia Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. Billed as The Ultimate Faux Diamond, the performer will sing songs such as Sweet Caroline, September Morn, America and more. Vegas Legends Monday, March 9, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. The show will feature performers paying tribute to Vegas legends such as Elvis, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. The Landsharks Bands Monday, March 23, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. This Beach Boys tribute band will perform the rockin sounds of Good Vibrations, Surfin USA, Be True to Your School, and the smooth Surfer Girl.Largo Cultural Center hosts Flamingo exhibit LARGO A flock of artistically-painted pink plastic yard flamingoes is roosting at the Largo Cultural Center for the month of October. The Art of Being Floridian, the whimsical traveling exhibit, features 25 plastic flamingos painted by artists from throughout the Tampa Bay region. Each flamingo has its own name, which corresponds to its colorful personality. The flock includes Caladium Cal, painted by Largo craft artist Elaine Richard. The plastic pink yard flamingo is the iconic mascot of the Tampa Bay Estuary Programs Be Floridian campaign, which supports Landscaping Like A Floridian especially the use of zero-nitrogen fertilizers to prevent pollution in the summer rainy season, and slow-release fertilizers October through May. The Art of Being Floridian will be on display at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, throughout October. The exhibit will continue to make appearances through summer 2015 at various public facilities in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee counties. To learn more about Be Floridian and get tips on Landscaping Like A Floridian, visit www.BeFloridian.org.
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(727)667-2737 Come VisitGLENWOOD ESTATES:5 Star, 55+, Land Owned. 12501 Ulmerton Rd., LargoFor Viewing Call IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 100914 OPEN HOUSESATURDAY 1-4 183 Oak #183 2/2, Furn., Shed or Garage, $79,888 #42 2/2/2CP, Furn., Jacobsen, $97,888 #123 2/2, Garage, Furn., Model, $89,888 #140 2/2, Furn., $74,888 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. 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Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP LPNs: PINECREST PLACEA Premier Brookdale Retirement Community, is seeking P-T LPN for Memory Care 6am-2pm & P-T Assisted Living LPN 2pm-10pm. Both positions weekend hours. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo. Send resume to Margaret.Kristall@Brookdale.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. PART-TIME MECHANICFor Small Engines & Equipment. Must Have Own Tools. 16-20 Hrs/Wk. Apply In Person: 6500 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Monday To Friday, 12:30pm-4:30pm. Starting At $15.64/Hr; Range To $22.68/Hr. 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