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ENTERTAINMENT PSTA program paying off Half-price bus passes increasing ridership, the agency’s CEO says. … Page 9A. Volume 39, No. 11 December 14, 2017 www.TBNweekly.com Features Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .8-11B County . . . . . . . . . . . .7-9A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-5B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .11A Pet connection . . . . . . . . . .7B Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .9A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .10ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising Photos courtesy of LFR AND LPDLargo Fire Rescue and Police Department teamed up for their annual Shop With a Cop/ Fire ghter event Dec. 9 at Wal-Mart on Roosevelt Boulevard in Largo, where re ghters and of cers took 22 families whose children were the victims of crime or tragedy on a shopping spree free of charge. Police Chief Jeff Undestad, Fire Chief Shelby Willis, city commissioners Samantha Fenger, Donna Holck, Jamie Robinson and John Carroll joined Wal-Mart store managers at the event to help the families purchase needed items on their home and holiday lists. At top, Willis, left, and LFR Lt. Keri Pettingill, right, give a warm welcome to participating families. By CHRIS GEORGE Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO It's rare to go a day without seeing a vehicle accident on the busy streets of Largo. Many of those crashes involve pedestrians or cyclists and they are increasingly ending in fatal results, which is why Largo Fire Rescue officials have developed a new campaign to educate citizens and hopefully reduce the number of incidents. According to Largo Police, seven pedestrians have been killed in traf c crashes this year through October. "A lot of these times it's due to pedestrians failing to use the crosswalks, drivers failing to yield to the pedestrians or cyclists, and we've recognized a growing risk of these type of incidents," Summer Mahr, Largo Fire Rescue public educator, told city commissioners during a work session Dec. 12 at City Hall. As part of the campaign, Mahr said LFR partnered with LPD Sgt. Ann Starling of the Traffic Homicide Unit and Pinellas County 911 data and communications of cials to collect data involving pedestrian and bicyclist incidents from January 2014 through May 2017. During that time, the Largo EMS district had 197 vehicle vs. pedestrian and 221 vehicle vs. cyclist incidents, she said, 18 of which resulted in a fatality and many others resulting in serious injuries.City pushes pedestrian safetyLargo Fire develops outreach campaign to educate drivers, pedestrians, cyclists Holiday heroes in action By SUZETTE PORTER Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners spent much of a Dec. 5 work session talking about matters relating to transportation. David Gwynn, Florida Department of Transportation secretary for District 7, started things off with a presentation about the many projects taking place. First, he reviewed FDOT's mission, which is to provide a "safe and congestion free environment for all modes of transportation." Gwynn said studies show that demand will continue to grow in the area with an increase of perhaps as much as 70 percent by the year 2040. He said today's motorists want more choice on ways to reduce congestion. "It's not just roads," he said. "We can't build our way out of congestion." He said FDOT was making a big effort to talk to stakeholders to build consensus on how best to increase road safety and reduce congestion. He talked about $1.4 billion in projects around the county that are part of FDOT's tentative ve-year work program. Three big "interstate modernization projects" include construction of a new Howard Frankland Bridge, which does not currently meet FDOT's design and safety policy, Gateway Expressway and I-275 Pinellas Corridor. He said work on the Howard Frankland Bridge would likely begin in 2019 and include two express lanes running both ways that would facilitate evacuations, should they be needed, as well as accommodate emergency vehicles. In the future, one of the lanes could be converted FDOT gives update on latest plansWork on Howard Frankland, Ulmerton, Roosevelt among projects up for discussionLargo Scout doing part for troops with projectSeeking donations to help ship supplies overseasSeminole High School student Jayson Weiner, 17, is trying to send more than 500 boxes of food and supplies to troops in Afghanistan as part of his Eagle Scout project, but he needs nancial support to help get his project off the ground. Photo courtesy of JAYSON WEINER By JEFF ROSENFIELD TBN CorrespondentSEMINOLE When Jayson Weiner learned a local nonpro t needed help sending food and supplies to troops overseas, he thought it would make a great project for his attempt to become an Eagle Scout, mainly because he knew it wouldn't be easy. "All Eagle Scout projects are dif cult," the 17-year-old Seminole High student from Largo said. "Every single one is earned, and they wear them proudly on their chests." Despite his prior knowledge, the result of seven years in the Boy Scouts, Weiner couldn't have foreseen a snag that took his project from reasonably hard to incredibly dif cult. After his 10-page proposal got the greenlight from Scout officials, Weiner set to work sorting through piles of food collected at St. Albans Episcopal Church over the past few years by the St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops organization. "Everyone stopped volunteering, so they just sat on the food," he explained. "So, every day we'd go and sort through the goods and food. We threw away two 8-foot trucks full of food. It was a shame to see it all go, but it had to be done." After the sorting was complete, Weiner How to helpFor information on Jayson Weiner’s cause, email jayson eagleproject@gmail. com, call 727-3014614 or visit paypal. me/jaysonseagle project to donate directly. See SCOUT, page 4A See PROJECTS, page 4A See SAFETY, page 4A ‘Star Wars’ back at the box of ceThe Skywalker saga continues in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" as the heroes of "The Force Awakens" join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Read more about the movie and others coming out this weekend.… Page 1B. LARGO Bardmoor opens pickleball courts Calling all pickleball players in the Tampa Bay area. Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club and the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will host a ribboncutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., to celebrate six new lighted pickleball courts. Club officials say they currently have the largest outdoor pickleball facility with 10 courts total.… Page 3A.Author to discuss Florida and WWIIAuthor and historian Gary Mormino will make a presentation about Florida and World War II on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Largo Public Library. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the smallest state in the South. Today, Florida is a Sunbelt megastate, and World War II was the linchpin, Mormino says. … Page 4A. COUNTY Race to span the Sunshine SkywayThe Armed Forces Families Foundation announced plans Dec. 6 to host the inaugural Skyway 10K run across the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge on March 4. The Skyway 10K, Saluting Military Families, will be the rst run to ever be held across the Skyway Bridge since its opening in 1987, and 100 percent of all proceeds will go to support AFFF. … Page 8A. OUTDOORS Renourishment hits roadblockFederal funding for beach renourishment projects is getting tougher to get, a Pinellas County of cial told members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council recently. … Page 11A. VIEWPOINTS Debra SaundersAre all national monuments an institution?… Page 10A. Dangerous intersectionsHere are some of the hot spots for pedestrians, according to Largo Police.  East Bay Drive and Belcher Road  East Bay Drive and Starkey Road  Ulmerton Road and 49th Street  Seminole Blvd. and Missouri Ave. area  Bradford Street near 7 Day Food Store and Birdie’s Pub  Highpoint Area off Roosevelt Blvd. Get ready to march or stroll this weekend Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade in downtown Largo and Holiday Stroll at Largo Central Park among holiday-related activities coming up. Check out our complete list of events. … Pages 6-7A. SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 Exp. 1/15/18 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25 Exp. 1/15/18 25% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 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Largo 3A Leader, December 14, 2017 City BriefsLargo Police Department to host Senior Empowerment DayLARGO The Largo Police Department Senior Services division is teaming up again with Aging in America Advocacy conferences to offer the third annual Senior Empowerment Day on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 S. Highland Ave. The free event includes speakers on senior issues, including fraud prevention, abuse and successful aging, vendor tables, door prizes and a complimentary lunch. CarFit also will be on site offering free car safety evaluations. Learn more about the CarFit program at www.car- t.org. Free registration is required and can be made at www.eventbrite.com, www.aginginamerica.net or by phone at 1-800-530-7047. Largo Police Senior Services Of cer Joel Quattlebaum also will be discussing the current scams targeting vulnerable older adults, and the Pinellas County Consumer Protection department will be on site to address potential fraud as well as the protections available. A panel discussion will outline best practices for aging. St. Paul United Methodist Church also will feature its Joy and Handicapable Ministries, highlighting the spiritual opportunities available. For more information, please contact Quattlebaum at 727-586-7351.LFR launches safety campaignLARGO Largo Fire Rescue has launched its annual Keep the Wreath Green safety campaign in efforts to remind citizens to practice re safe habits this holiday season. Wreaths with green bulbs are being displayed at the Largo Public Library and Firehouse Subs at Largo Mall, along with re safety brochures and handouts. For every structure re incident in the district that is related to the holidays, a green bulb will be replaced with a red bulb. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 res occur during the winter holidays. Photo courtesy of BARDMOOR GOLF AND TENNIS CLUBBardmoor Golf and Tennis Club and the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., to celebrate six new lighted pickleball courts.Bardmoor to celebrate new pickleball courtsLARGO Calling all pickleball players in the Tampa Bay area. Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club and the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will host a ribboncutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., to celebrate six new lighted pickleball courts. Club officials say they currently have the largest outdoor pickleball facility with 10 courts total. The event, which is open to the public, will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks and an exhibition with pickleball pro Sarah Ansboury. Pickleball membership specials will be available with a sign-up, along with raf e prizes when registering at front desk. There is also an open play session for all levels on Friday evenings under the lights. Those who wish to attend can RSVP by calling 727-392-1234 or email tennis8001@ bardmoorgolf.com. Service CenterFamily Owned 2017 Reader’s Choice Award BEST Service Center 10 Years #1 Most Extended Warranties Accepted KBB Certi ed Financing Available! 1st Place Winner Reg# MV-66432 393-2216 113017 8350 Seminole Blvd. $3998Pre Purchase Car Inspection!Peace of mind inspection. Written report provided. 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By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Pinellas County School District recently conducted a self-assessment of its safety and security practices. The annual assessment provides comprehensive data about how well the district follows safe and healthy school guidelines, allowing for strategic planning and problem solving leading to improvements in the system. Clinton Herbic, associate superintendent of Operational Services, explained that state statutes require the district to use Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool and report the results to the School Board and the Commissioner of Education. Herbic reported results of the assessment to the School Board on Dec. 5. In an executive summary to the board, he wrote that the assessment found that Pinellas meets or exceeds the best practices thresholds in all seven categories. "The results of the assessment survey indicate that Pinellas has well-rounded and robust health and safety programs and procedures in place," he wrote. He noted several items that had been strengthened over the past year, including: Establishing a secure digital site to submit and store the annual emergency plan for each school. Principals can review and edit their plans throughout the year online as necessary. District personnel also can assess the plans for review and access to those plans is available in case of an emergency. Design of front of ce security options that account for behavioral and physical safety features. Herbic said principals have a "menu" to choose from to customize the security of their campus to meet their unique needs. Collaboration by school police with local law enforcement agencies and school administrators on training. Herbic reported that a collaborative agreement between school police and outside law enforcement had reduced arrests by 32 percent since its inception in 2012.Transportation reportHerbic also reported on ongoing work to solve a problem with bus run times and a driver shortage in hopes of someday being able to move high school start times later. The main goal continues to get students to class on time. However, it is challenging to provide service for students participating in Choice that may attend schools with long bus times to reach their destination. The good news is that progress is being made with the shortage of school bus drivers thanks to the recruitment, training and retention team. School Superintendent Michael Grego said safety remained a priority with setting bus schedules. He also said it was important to get students to school in the morning in time to have breakfast. Although, the district would like to move high school start times later, other problems need to be solved rst. "It's not a simple solution," he said. He said parents of elementary school students don't want their children at school bus stops too early and parents of middle school students don't want their children getting home later in the day.Awards and recognitionChairperson Rene Flowers recognized Grego who was recently honored as School Superintendent of the Year for 2018 by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. Grego, who had been an educator for 35 years, became Pinellas County's superintendent in 2012. Before that he spent 28 years as a teacher in Hillsborough County and then served as Superintendent for the Osceola School District. Since Grego came to Pinellas, the graduation rate climbed to 80.1 percent, an 8.2 percent increase since 2012-2013, and the highest in district history. The graduation rate for black students increased 9.1 percent and the graduation rate for Hispanic students increased 12.7 percent. In 2017, the number of A and B schools in the district increased from 43 to 51 and the number of D and F schools decreased. Grego thanked all the people who has helped him along the way and shared his award with teachers and staff, as well as school board members. Lori Matway, associate superintendent for Student and Community Services, recognized Highpoint Elementary Principal Michael Feeney for being one of three state finalists for the Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award. Feeney has participated in the Executive PASS Program with business partner Tech Data for the past year. Matway said Feeney had developed a culture of excellence by fostering relationships with parents and community partners. Denise Cochran from Tech Data and Feeney spoke to the School Board with Feeney expressing his gratitude for what Tech Data had done for the school, including making sure every student has supplies and the many hours employees spend as mentors. Matway pointed out that under Feeney's leadership, High Point Elementary was one of four schools in the county to jump two letter grades this year and said the school's partnership with Tech Data was a huge contributing factor to their success. Suzette Porter is TBNÂ’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at webmaster@tbnweekly.com.4A Largo Leader, December 14, 2017 Around LargoMcGough to hold weekly raptor showsLARGO George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., will begin hosting raptor shows at 1 p.m. each Sunday. The show details the adaptations raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. It will include owls, hawks, kestrels and the Narrows' own bald eagle, Sarge. Cost is $3 per person.Largo Winterfest to bene t Largo High PTSALARGO The Largo High PTSA and Simply Events, Inc., are teaming up to bring Winterfest to Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 20. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Largo Winterfest is the largest Largo High PTSA fundraiser held on campus and it will be open to the public as well as students. Community residents are encouraged to attend, and all proceeds will support the Largo High PTSA directly. Main Winterfest features include K-12 Battle of the Bands and Chili Cook-Off sponsored by Pinellas Technical College; silent student art auction; carnival games; food trucks; photo booths; free kids games and activities; arts and crafts; Largo Business Expo and local Artisan Craft Fair; kids area including face painting and much more. Other school programs will also be raising funds for the 2018 School Year offering fun activities. Event entry is free. Cost is $5 to park on the school grounds. All event activities and parking fees will directly bene t the Largo High PTSA.Largo Central ParkLargo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive; the Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive; and the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. To contact the library, call 727-587-6715.Historian to discuss Florida and WWIILARGO Author and historian Gary Mormino will make a presentation about Florida and World War II on Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing in the Largo Public Library. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the smallest state in the South. Today, Florida is a Sunbelt megastate, and World War II was the linchpin, Mormino says. The war galvanized Floridians, resulting in the in ux of 2 million servicemen. The war also ignited a modern civil rights movement, new roles for women and the dawn of the Florida Dream. Seats can be reserved by picking up free tickets at the library.Library offering genealogy classes LARGO The Largo Public Library hosts several free genealogy classes each month. Class duration is 60 to 90 minutes depending on content and questions. No registration required. For the complete listing of all classes and scheduled times, visit flpgs.org/classes.aspx, email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 727-595-4521.Ukulele society to hold monthly workshopLARGO A monthly ukulele workshop will be held at the Largo Public Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, the workshop provides an introduction to the ukulele. A limited number of instruments will be supplied by the society, so participants are urged to bring their own if you have one. For more information, call 727-587-6715, email libraryinfo@largo. com, or visit www.LargoPublicLibrary.org. Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 727-518-3016.Kids get run of complexes on FridaysLARGO Children age 3 through fth grade can take over Highland Recreation Complex for a Friday Night Fever event Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Kids can play in the gym, Playworld, Game Room and Exerplay. The snack shop will be open for pizza, drink and snack purchases. A registration form is required for each child. The cost is $6 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Southwest Recreation Complex also will host an event Friday night, Dec. 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 727-518-3125 for recreation or 727-518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.com or LargoPools.com.Preschooler play sessions availableLARGO Southwest Recreation Complex will host open gym play sessions for children age 5 and younger to meet new friends and have fun. A playgroup will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m. Also, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest will host Toddler Takeover, a special morning celebration for preschoolers that will include open play, a craft, group games and music. The cost for both is $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers.Group meetingsLargo Woman's ClubLARGO The Largo Woman's Club meets the rst Tuesdays of each month at the Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sign-in at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $8, which includes lunch and a special guest speaker. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, and the speaker will be a representative from the area blood bank. Meetings and fundraisers are open to all women, and Largo residency is not required to attend. For more information, call Rita at 727-447-1808 or Ginny at 321288-1239.American Legion Post 119LARGO American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, hosts several events that are open to the public. Lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $7.25 for shrimp or a four-piece chicken dinner or all-you-can-eat fried sh. It is served with rolls, French fries and coleslaw. Saturday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by various artists weekly, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $8.25 and includes bacon-wrapped let mignon served with a salad, baked potato and rolls. Coffee is $1. Sons of the American Legion Post 119 sponsor "Wing Madness" every Monday night, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy chicken wings served hot, mild, barbecue, butter and garlic and spicy barbecue for $5 for six or $8 for 12. French fries and onion rings are available. Bob Swenson provides music from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds bene t the Special Olympics, Fisher House at Bay Pines, and American Legion National Child Welfare Foundation and National Emergency Fund.Largo Lions ClubLARGO The Largo Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tailgaters, 13847 Walsingham Road. The club is a network of volunteers who serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. For more information, email info@largolionsclub.org or visit largolionsclub.org. See LARGO, page 5Afor use by autonomous vehicles. He said work should begin in earnest on the Gateway Expressway early in 2018 with the project slated for completion by 2021. Three Gateway area projects are on the list, including widening of Ulmerton Road from 49th Street North to 38th Street North, which should be complete by spring 2018. The second is resurfacing of Roosevelt Boulevard from 28th Street North to Gandy Boulevard, slated for completion in the fall of 2017, and the widening and new interchanges from Ninth Street to Fourth Street North on Gandy Boulevard, also expected to be nished in the fall of 2017. Six U.S. 19 North projects are planned. Two should begin construction in 2020, and one in 2024. The others are in need of funding. In the summer of 2018, FDOT plans to start construction to replace the existing two-lane bascule Pinellas Bayway Bridge with a two-lane, high-level xed bridge between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde Islands. Cost of the bridge is $57 million. Gwynn pointed out that FDOT also invests in transit projects by providing grants. Projects that have received grants include the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit route in St. Petersburg and the Cross-bay Water Ferry. FDOT has pledged $438,000 to the city of St. Petersburg to help pay for the ferry in scal year 2019. FDOT also funds transit studies, including the Regional Transit Feasibility Plan and project development. Gwynn talked about Gulf Boulevard, aka State Road 699, which he said did not t the traditional de nition of a highway and was more like a local road. Gulf Boulevard begins at Pinellas Bayway (S.R. 682) and ends at Walsingham Road (S.R. 688). The 15-mile stretch of road is owned by FDOT. It serves eight municipalities from Indian Rocks Beach to St. Pete Beach. The roadway has a high volume of bicycle traf c. Gwynn showed examples of ways FDOT was trying to make Gulf Boulevard safer for bicyclists including green markings in bicycle lanes. The markings have been done in Treasure Island and plans call for them to be done in Madeira Beach, Redington Beach and North Redington Beach in the summer of 2018. Work also is ongoing to increase the safety of pedestrian crossings with construction slated to add crossings at Gulf Boulevard and 37th Avenue, Gulf Boulevard and 71st Avenue, and Blind Pass at the St. Pete Yacht Club in St. Pete Beach in January with work scheduled to be done by mid-2018. Gwynn said technology is changing rapidly and FDOT is looking for ways to keep up with it by designing roads that take advantage of the new technology via a Mobility Innovation and Technology team that is looking at where we are now, where we want to be tomorrow and how are we going to get there. He said it is likely that more use of connected vehicle technology will come before autonomous vehicles become popular. He expects to see a bigger impact of connected vehicle technology in the next 10 years. He said the future of autonomous vehicles is dependent on the public's acceptance. FDOT plans to continue its outreach with the public to nd out expectations and let people know what the agency is doing. Gwynn, who has served as secretary of District 7 for only six months, said he has enjoyed his working relationship with the county and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. "I look forward to being your partner," he said. PROJECTS, from page 1A Photo courtesy of JAYSON WEINERKenneth Fisher, from left, Dr. Paul Fisher, Sedrick Fisher, Jayson Weiner, David Weiner, Garrett Fisher and Kim Siewert help out with Jayson's Eagle Scout project. and his helpers were in the middle of prepping more than 500 large priority mail boxes to ship to Afghanistan when he received some distressing news: a representative of a company that had agreed to pay for the shipping said they were unable to foot the entire bill. "Initially, a benefactor said she'd pay for the shipping, which is going to be about $10,000," Weiner said. "But a few days ago, she said she only had $5,000, so I don't know how I'm going to pay for it all. It's up to me to find another solution, so I need people to come together and help support a good cause." Weiner had initially hoped to send all the supplies out in time to arrive by Christmas, but he knows that goal is not going to be met. "As long as I get them out during the holidays," he said. "They know it's coming." Despite the setback, the Eagle Scout hopeful wasn't about to give up. "I wouldn't say I'm discouraged. I'm hoping for the best," he said. "My goal is to get the word out. I know there's still good in the world and good people in our community." Whether he accomplishes his mission or not, Weiner has already learned some invaluable life lessons from his endeavor. "It's been challenging, without a doubt," he said, noting only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts go on to become Eagle Scouts. "It changes your perspective and makes you realize in life you're not always going to have people to advise you and help. You've got to make important decisions on your own." The experience has also served to prematurely age the teenager. "Now that I'm into it, I'm starting to get gray hair, and I'm only 17!" he said. For information on Jayson Weiner's cause, email jaysoneagleproject@gmail.com, call 727301-4614 or visit paypal.me/ jaysonseagleproject to donate directly. "We believe even one fatality is too many, which is why we are trying to educate and push the campaign," Mahr said. She said they also looked at trauma alert data in order to nd out what percentage of those traumas were related to pedestrian and bicycle incidents. "We found that nearly 32 percent of those trauma alerts or air transports, which is where we have to a Bay ite come to y a patient out, were related to pedestrians and bicyclists," she said. She added that incidents are costly because each includes sending out a fire apparatus, Sunstar ambulance, transport to a trauma center and then a Bay ite if needed. City Commissioner John Carroll, a former Largo police chief, concurred with Mahr about the nancial toll such accidents take on the city, but added there also was an emotional toll. "Another forgotten victim in these things oftentimes is the motorist who is driving along obeying all the speed and safe-driving practices and has somebody step in front of them," he said. "Their life is forever changed. From the insurance perspective to the trauma that they carry with them forever."Why it's happeningMahr said many accidents occur when pedestrians or cyclists fail to use crosswalks, cross the street at night when visibility is low or if they are under the in uence. Drivers are also to blame by not yielding to pedestrians, not stopping at red lights when making a right turn or being distracted. "The social media and texting epidemic has just truly spread and all of us are becoming distracted drivers in the community," she said. Mahr said current and future public outreach efforts will be the biggest tool in tackling the problem. In about a week, the LPD will kick off a campaign funded by the Florida Department of Transportation to educate pedestrians and drivers about their needs and responsibilities when using the roadway. In the future, officials hope to spread safety information with marketing, public service announcements and by partnering with businesses, facilities and schools. Starling said many of the fatalities have been transients, so they also hope to partner with Safe Harbor homeless shelter, Pinellas Hope, Operation PAR and Bayside Health Clinic. Mahr said they plan to give some Safe Harbor residents resources they could use as they are walking around the community, such as re ective armbands. Mayor Woody Brown added that another long-term goal should be infrastructural improvements, such as lighted crosswalks. "Infrastructure changes take a long time, but I think there's a lot of opportunity, not just in Largo but in the whole county, to design things better with the pedestrian in mind and to make it safer to get around," he added. "... I think there's a lot of opportunity in Largo to kind of retro t things with better amenities that keep pedestrians separate from cars." City Commissioner Curtis Holmes, an avid cyclist, doesn't want those changes to include bicycle lanes on roadways. "These bicycle lanes on the roads are a terrible idea," he said. "They are so dangerous. I mean it's the kiss of death, because the drivers are using them." SCOUT, from page 1A SAFETY, from page 1A PCS schools meet safety guidelinesSchools meet or exceed health and safety practices Graphic courtesy of FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation has plans for three "interstate modernization projects," including construction of a new Howard Frankland Bridge, shown in yellow, Gateway Expressway, depicted in blue, and I-275 Pinellas Corridor, outlined in red.

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Largo 5A Leader, December 14, 2017Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-PinellasLARGO The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at The Suncoast CafŽ, 1921 West Bay Drive. Each meeting features a speaker and fellowship over a meal, where members plan service and fundraising projects Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 to serve the children of the world and at the local level. For more information, visit largokiwanis.snack.ws/ or call 727-536-0412.Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic ClubLARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Acropol Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road. Meetings have a featured speaker and generally candidates for local and state of ces attend. The club serves the entire central Pinellas area. Food is available to purchase at the restaurant. For more information, contact club president Mary Lou Ambrose at 727-433-4045 or visit largodemocrats.com.Republican Club of Greater LargoLARGO The Republican Club of Greater Largo meets on third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. Meeting starts with dinner followed by a speaker. The Republican Club of Greater Largo serves the entire central Pinellas area, welcoming Republicans from Belleair Bluffs, the beaches, Feather Sound and Largo. For more information, call club President Ed Hooper at 727-458-4751. LARGO, from page 4A Photos courtesy of BRUCE BLAZEJAt left, Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis President Bruce Blazej inserts a club check for $200 in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle, manned by club members, on Dec. 9 outside the Publix at Tri-City Plaza. Standing with him are club members Mary Black, left, and Michele Simmons, who had the morning shift of 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They were relieved by club members Scott Kelly, Elliott Michnoff and Tom Thompson, who continued to ring the bell for the Salvation Army until 3 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 16, the club also will participate in Largo's Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, and later this month deliver sundry items to hospitalized veterans at Bay Pines VA. At right, Kiwanians Blazej, Black, Scott Kelly and Elliott Michnoff ank Florida Kiwanis Governor C. Todd Smith, third from right, on Dec. 2 during his of cial visit to Kiwanis divisions 12 and 13, comprising all of Pinellas County. The visit gave local Kiwanis members a chance to meet him as he laid out his plans for the 2017-18 Kiwanis service year. The meeting room was donated to Kiwanis by Keiser University in the Tri-City Plaza in Largo.Kiwanis Club keeps busy for holidays 121417 PERMANENT MAKE-UPSHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25 SPA MANICURE/PEDICURE HOT STONE w/ SHELLAC 39 EYELASH EXTENSIONS MINK LASH 75 COLOR/STYLE/CUT 69 MICROBLADING EYEBROW 250 Regular 450 PARTIAL FOILS/CUT/STYLE 79BROWS OR EYELINER 150 Reg. 250  LIPS 200 (Reg. 350) TBN Offer Expires 12/31/17 TBN Offer Expires 12/31/17 TBN Offer Expires 12/31/17First Time Clients Only. Longer Hair Additional. TBN Offer Exp. 12/31/17First Time Clients Only. Single Color Process. Longer Hair Additional. TBN Offer Exp. 12/31/17121417 TBN Offer Exp. 12/31/17 EYELASH EXTENSIONS P E R M A N E N T M A K E U P S P E C I A L S PERMANENT MAKE-UP SPECIALS! F R E E C O N S U L T A T I O N FREE CONSULTATION HAIREXTENSIONSAll Methods 121417 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach727-595-1320  www.jdsrestaurant.com Back Porch Opens at 8am w/Happy Hour ‘til 6pm Live Entertainment starting at 1pm with Happy Hour PricesINSIDE PIANO BAR7:30-11:30pm Sunday-Thursday 8:30pm-12:30am Friday & SaturdayCasual Waterfront Dining on the Intracoastal Restaurant & Lounge Celebrating 32 Years! Sorry, Closed Monday HAPPY HOUREvery Day 8am-6pm$1.25 Drafts$2.75 Wells$3.25 Bloody Marys$3.25 House Wines OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY AT 8AM SUNDAY Lobster Tail Dinner$16.95 TUESDAY All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry Fries & Slaw $9.95 WEDNESDAY 1lb. Snow Crab Dinner$15.95 THURSDAY$5.00 Burger Day 121417

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6A Largo Leader, December 14, 2017 Largo Holiday CalendarHoliday jazzWHEN: Thursday, Dec. 14, 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. DETAILS: As part of the Bright Lights Concert Series, The John Reece Project will present a Jazz Holiday, covering seasonal favorites. COST: Seats range from $14 to $16 per person. MORE INFO: Call 727-518-3131.Holiday Stroll: Let It SnowWHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive DETAILS: The event features more than 2 million LED lights, entertainment and free family-friendly activities. Lighted motorcycles will arrive about 7:45 p.m. A holiday craft fair, live music and Santa also will be in the park. A children's snow slide ride will be available for $5. Returning this year, a carousel and a seven-story Ferris wheel will be on-site and will run nightly through Jan. 1. Cost is $5 per ride. Dogs are not permitted in the park during large events. Limited on-site parking for $10 will be available, along with free park and walk from Largo Middle School and Everest University. MORE INFO: call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014, or visit LargoEvents.com.Old Fashioned Christmas ParadeWHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. WHERE: The route begins at 4th Street Southwest and 1st Avenue Southwest in Downtown Largo. DETAILS: View over 45 participants, including floats, vintage cars, decorated vehicles, dancers, re trucks, festive motorcycles, various businesses, nonprofits and community organizations, and of course, Santa. Organized and hosted by Downtown Largo merchants and businesses, and sponsored by the Largo Leader. COST: Free MORE INFO: Visit facebook.com/events/ 810170002495505/Santa's Milk and Cookie Fun RunWHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m. WHERE: Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE. DETAILS: Holiday-themed 5K run/walk. Complete the course and receive some of Santa's special cookies for a holiday treat. COST: $20 for a family or $10 per person. MORE INFO: Call 727-518-3016.A Celtic Christmas'WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive. DETAILS: World-class ensemble of musicians, dancers and singers to bring authentic Irish show. Performance will include traditional music and dance, Irish Christmas songs and stories of life in the remote parishes of Ireland. COST: $19.50-$34.50, add $5 at the door, plus applicable service fee. MORE INFO: Visit LargoArts.com or call the box of ce at 727-587-6793.The Gift,' a Christmas musicalWHEN: Friday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m., WHERE: Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave. DETAILS: A reception with light refreshments will follow. MORE INFO: Call 727-595-1739 or visit welcometosuncoast.com.Happy Noon Years Eve PartyWHEN: Friday, Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. 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CMA presents Winter's WonderlandCLEARWATER This Christmas season, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hosting Winter's Wonderland running through Saturday, Dec. 23, at 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. The aquarium will transform into a Winter Wonderland, featuring photo opportunities with "Winter Claus," special Santa dive presentations, and lights and decorations galore. On four exclusive nights Dec. 15-16 and Dec. 22-23 CMA will be open until 9 p.m. for a special Sea of Lights experience. After 4 p.m., admission will be only $9.99 on these select nights. For an additional $9.99, guests can board the Sea of Lights Boat Cruise to view the holiday lights around Clearwater Bay. Complimentary holiday cookies and a holiday gift for children age 10 and younger will be available while supplies last. For information, visit www.seewinter.com/winterswonderland.CCV host 25th Winter WonderlandCLEARWATER Hundreds celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Downtown Clearwater's Winter Wonderland when it opened Dec. 2. The Clearwater Community Volunteers and the Church of Scientology lit up Osceola Park on the corner of Drew Street and North Fort Harrison Avenue, the site of Winter Wonderland. The festival will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m., until Dec. 22. For more information, visit ccv .org. Entrance to Winter Wonderland is free; however, there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop (cash-only transactions). Clearwater's Winter Wonderland is also a food and toy drive for needy children and families. Visitors are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food for Santa's sleigh to be donated to the charities Nourish to Flourish and the Pinellas Police Athletic League.Students to perform Holiday Cabaret 2017CLEARWATER The Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall will present Holiday Cabaret 2017, the end of semester shows for Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts' musical theater students, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30 and 8 p.m., at 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $5 a person. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Over a 12-week span, musical theater students of varying age levels worked with the school's master instructors in dance, music and theater to develop a variety of skills they will showcase during their end of session performance. The Holiday Cabaret 2017 performance will be a collaboration between Musical Theater 1 students (ages 8-10), Musical Theater 2 students (ages 1113) and Musical Theater 3 students (ages 14-18).Safety Harbor to present annual holiday parade SAFETY HARBOR Come out to Main Street Safety Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m., for Safety Harbor's 37th annual Holiday Parade that will feature special additions to celebrate the Centennial. Each year, Safety Harbor has more than 100 entries including the Shriners, car clubs, antique re engines, clowns, local girl and boy scouts, cub scouts and brownies, local dignitaries, the local high school band, and much more. As always, Santa and his helpers will make a trip down from the North Pole for this festive event. For information, visit www.safetyharborrecreation.com.Oakdale Christmas Light Display ST. PETERSBURG The Oakdale Christmas Light Display will be presented nightly, 6 to 10 p.m., through Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Oakdale Christmas house, 2719 Oakdale St. S., St. Petersburg. There is a walking yard tour featuring a small pond, several waterfalls and fountains and an 18-train HO scale railroad. The display includes animated and lit-up gures and in atables. The house is covered with lights and window cabinet displays. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For information, visit ChristmasDisplay.org.Treasure Island boat parade set for Dec. 15TREASURE ISLAND The 32nd annual Treasure Island Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and Celebration will be presented Friday, Dec. 15, at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the boat parade leaving the club at 6:20 p.m. Bring one unwrapped new toy or provide a cash donation to the Christmas Toy Shop of Pinellas or The Edwards Family Foundation to the Recreation Department at City Hall or Treasure Bay on Paradise Boulevard by Thursday, Dec. 14, to receive a family pass to watch the parade from a spectacular vantage point, and participate in the events at the club. The celebration will feature live entertainment, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, cash bar and food will be served poolside. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE County 7A Leader, December 14, 2017 Pinellas County Holiday Calendar More holiday eventsVisit TBNweekly.com to check out more holiday-related events being held around Pinellas County. 120116 Maurer – HaydukeAlyssa Hayduke and Andrew Maurer were united in marriage on Oct. 7, 2017, at Willowbrook Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Pastor Jason Underwood of ciated the ceremony. 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8A County Leader, December 14, 2017ST. PETERSBURG The Armed Forces Families Foundation announced plans Dec. 6 to host the inaugural Skyway 10K run across the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge on March 4. The Skyway 10K, Saluting Military Families, will be the rst run to ever be held across the Skyway Bridge since its opening in 1987, and 100 percent of all proceeds will go to support AFFF. "I am thrilled to welcome the inaugural Skyway 10K race to Tampa Bay, and our side of the bridge," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman in a press release. "In particular, I want to thank the organizers of the Skyway 10K for honoring the Armed Forces Families Foundation. Families with loved ones serving in the military deserve our support. I am glad this outstanding race will bene t such a worthy cause." The run will begin on I-275 at the rest area just south of the bridge and end at the rest area on the north side of the bridge, which is 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles. The Skyway is scheduled to be only closed northbound at 4 a.m. and is scheduled to reopen by 10 a.m. Participants will be bused from Tropicana Field to the south end of the bridge and then will be picked up by buses on the north end of the bridge to return to Tropicana Field for the awards ceremony. All award medals, race T-shirts and merchandise will be made in the USA. Organizers are currently trying to work out a way for family members and friends who wish to see their loved ones cross the finish line by viewing monitors from a spectating area at Tropicana Field. "This event has been more than a year in the making and we're absolutely thrilled to be able to host the inaugural Skyway 10K," said Thaddeus Foster, board member of AFFF. "We are extremely grateful as we would not be able to do this without the support of the city of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay Rays, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Highway Patrol and all of the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and rst responders." The entry fee for the race is $75. Currently, the race is being capped at 7,000 participants, though in following years that number is expected to increase. To register or for more information, visit skyway10k.com. "As the leader in sports and events programming in Pinellas County, we are excited to welcome the Skyway 10K to our growing number of participant-driven events in our community. The run over the iconic Skyway Bridge will be a unique experience for all participants, and a unique opportunity to showcase our destination," said Tim Ramsberger, chief operating officer of Visit St. Pete Clearwater. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge crosses three counties, including Hillsborough, Pinellas and Manatee. AFFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides 100 percent of the funds raised back to projects to help military families. To date, the Armed Forces Families Foundation has raised and given back more than $2 million to bene t military families. Recent projects include: $35,933.84 in funding for the creation of a new USO center and family care facility at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. $31,978 for the construction of an event pavilion at the Asheville, North Carolina, VA hospital. $14,994 to purchase 25 new HP ProBook computers and needed materials for Fort Gordon's Freedom Park School in Georgia. $46,000 to install a new playground, accessible to over 300 families stationed on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. To learn more about the Armed Forces Families Foundation, visit www.armedforcesfamilies.org.Run across Skyway to bene t military families County BriefsNew assistant county administrator namedCLEARWATER Pinellas County announced Dec. 6 that Lourdes Benedict, director of the Pinellas County Human Services Department, has been promoted to assistant county administrator. Benedict will oversee departments responsible for ensuring public health, safety and welfare, to include Animal Services, Emergency Management, Human Services, Marketing and Communications, and Safety and Emergency Services. Benedict has served as director of Human Services since joining the county in January 2015. She previously worked with the Florida Department of Children and Families for 28 years. "I am excited to continue serving with Pinellas County in this new capacity," Benedict said. "I look forward to maintaining our strong community partnerships with a focus on the health, safety and welfare of our residents and visitors." Benedict replaces former Assistant County Administrator John Bennett, whose last day with Pinellas County was Nov. 30.Upham Beach project temporarily suspendedST. PETE BEACH The Upham Beach stabilization project has been temporarily suspended due to projected rough winter weather. Two of the four planned rock T-groin structures to slow erosion of the beach have been completed since the project started in August. The contractor will reassess the weather in late January or early February to determine when they can resume the project. A fenced staging area containing stored materials for constructing the northern two rock groin structures will remain at the site. All other areas of Upham beach will be open to the public until the contractor returns to nish the project. Once work resumes in 2018, the contractor estimates it will take an additional three to four months to complete the project. Upon resuming work, the project area restricted from public access will largely be isolated to the north end of the beach. Access to the remainder of Upham Beach will be open to the public including unobstructed access to beaches to the south. Construction schedule updates can be viewed by visiting www. pinellascounty.org/environment/coastalMngmt/Upham_Beach_ Stabilization_Project.htm. For more information about Pinellas County Public Works and beach stabilization and nourishment projects, visit www.pinellascounty.org/publicworks.Human Services of ces to close early Dec. 15Pinellas County's Human Services Department and the offices of Consumer Protection, Justice Coordination and Veterans Services will close at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, for training. All of ces will resume normal business hours on Monday, Dec. 18. The closure includes the following of ces: 2189 Cleveland St., Clearwater, Suite 230 and Suite 263 440 Court St., Clearwater 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Suite 514 647 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo 301 S. 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County 9A Leader, December 14, 2017LPD: Man stole $800K from employerLARGO Largo Police Economics Crimes detectives charged a 51-year-old Pinellas Park man Dec. 5 for grand theft of more than $800,000 from his employer. Police say Christopher McGowan began working as the comptroller for Business Card Express in 2002. He is accused of stealing about $800,000 between November 2010 and October 2017. Police say he fraudulently opened an American Express card in the business name and used it for personal expenses, which he paid for with funds from the business account. He also changed the payroll deductions for his check, costing the company about $4,400. In addition, police say "there is an indication" that McGowan may have taken as much as $200,000 from 2008-2010; however, they are still working to obtain records from that time. According to a media release, McGowan has confessed to the theft. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on one charge of grand theft. Bail was set at $50,000.Detectives seek help nding robbery suspectPinellas County Sheriff's detectives are seeking help from the public to identify an armed robbery suspect who has robbed at least six convenience stores within multiple jurisdictions in the county between Oct. 29 and Nov. 7. The robberies occurred at the following locations: Speedway 5010 Tampa Road, Oldsmar Chevron gas station 39720 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs Circle K 3170 Tampa Road, Oldsmar Friendly Freddie's 5801 62nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park 7-Eleven 3000 49th St. N., St. Petersburg 7-Eleven 2632 Park St. N., St. Petersburg According to detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit, the suspect is targeting convenience stores. Once inside, he threatened the clerk with a knife in all but one of the six robberies. In one of the six, he used a handgun. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect then ees from the store on foot to an awaiting vehicle described as a dark-colored sedan. The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen on Nov. 7, wearing a black hoodie, baggie jeans, and nylon half mask wearing gloves. Anyone with information on these robberies is asked to contact Detective A. Scarpati of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org. Surveillance video of the suspect can be viewed on our YouTube page: https://youtu.be/7yM9PeM96r8. SUZETTE PORTER Police Beat The of ces of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County on Ulmerton Road in Largo and on Disston Avenue in Tarpon Springs will remain open.Airport reports record NovemberCLEARWATER St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, call letters PIE, announced that November passenger traf c was the highest in the airport's history, increasing 18 percent compared to 2016. Year-to-date, the airport has recorded an 11 percent increase over 2016, which was a record-breaking year. So far, PIE has served just over 1.863 million passengers compared to 1.837 million last year.Sentinel chickens test positive for West NilePinellas County Mosquito Control has con rmed a positive test result Dec. 5 for West Nile Virus in two sentinel chickens. One was in the Cross Bayou area of St. Petersburg and the other in the unincorporated area of Keystone Road near Tarpon Springs. Technicians are responding with treatment targeting adult mosquitoes and larvae by ground and by air in the areas in addition to their ongoing treatment efforts. Sentinel chickens serve as an early-warning detection system for some mosquito-borne diseases and can signal that disease-carrying mosquitoes are present. This system alerts Mosquito Control to the presence of diseases such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Highlands J Virus. There are eight locations in the county where chickens are kept and tested weekly. Residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquitoes by staying indoors during the peak hours of mosquito activity at dawn and dusk when possible, using approved mosquito repellants and ensuring screens and seals are intact around windows and doors. Residents are also urged to be diligent in ridding their properties of standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one-quarter inch of standing water. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/resident/mosquito_control.htm to find a mosquito control request form and additional information about stopping mosquitoes. Residents can also contact Pinellas County Mosquito Control at 727-464-7503 or through the Pinellas County "Doing Things for You" app.Program provides safe disposal of pesticidesThe state is offering a safe, convenient and cost-effective way for agricultural operations, golf courses and pest control companies to dispose properly of canceled, suspended and unusable pesticides. Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services fund the program. The first 1,000 pounds of CSUP will be collected and managed at no cost, utilizing Cleansweep funds. If more than 1,000 pounds of CSUP exists, the requesting entity will be responsible for paying for the management of the "excess" material at the state contracted rate. For more information, email Shannon Turner at Cleansweep@ freshfrom orida.com or call 877-851-5285. Visit https:// oridadep.gov/ sites/default/ les/CleansweepFlier.pdf for more information.PSC collecting data for hurricane workshopTALLAHASSEE Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Julie Brown recently provided an update on the open PSC docket established to review electric utility hurricane preparedness and restoration actions during the 2017 hurricane season. The review will explore the potential to further minimize infrastructure damage that results in outages. The rst data requests have been issued to 57 Florida electric utilities, and responses are currently being submitted, compiled, and analyzed. Further requests will be issued to the electric utilities as part of the Commission's comprehensive review of the causes of damage to electric facilities, vegetation management practices, and communications with customers. The Commission will also be seeking input from other various stakeholders, including local governments, that were impacted by hurricanes and resulting electric power outages. A solicitation for comments from stakeholders will be issued by the end of December 2017. A commission workshop to explore the information gathered through the review process and to discuss potential options to further minimize infrastructure damage that results in outages will be held the rst week of April 2018. Customers can provide comments at www. oridapsc.com/ Home/HurricaneFeedback. All information submitted to the PSC's Review of Electric Utility Hurricane Preparedness and Restoration Actions can be reviewed in Docket No. 20170215-EU. By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersST. PETERSBURG People are taking advantage of PSTA's Black Friday and Beyond sale on monthly bus passes, according to CEO Brad Miller. Through Jan. 31, PSTA is offering half off the regularly priced $70 monthly bus passes purchased at any terminal, online at PSTA.net or through the Flamingo app. The bus pass is good for unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days. It is not valid on routes 100X and 300X. Miller told the PSTA board during its Dec. 6 meeting that the sale, which started on Black Friday, Nov. 24, was proving to be popular. He said on average PSTA sold 25-30 bus passes a day at $70; however, over the three-day weekend, Nov. 24-26, 499 passes had been sold at the $35 sale price. He said PSTA had offered the passes at half off in June and sold six times more than usual, which was a boost to ridership. He said the volume had offset the price reduction. Miller said reducing the fare price might be a permanent solution to improving ridership. Board member and Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers agreed, as did board member Joshua Shulman, a citizen member from St. Petersburg. Shulman recommended conducting a fare study and perhaps offering family and visitor packages.Safe PlaceMiller also announced that PSTA was now a member of Safe Place, a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under age 18 in need of immediate help and safety. He said PSTA buses are a place where kids can go if they are in trouble. All they have to do is get on a bus and tell the driver. PSTA drivers have been trained and they know whom to call to get help. For more information on Safe Place, visit www.nationalsafeplace. org.Action itemsThe board approved charging a $9 a month fare for the Transportation Disadvantaged Late Shift Program, which had been free. The fare adjustment takes effect in January. Customers will pay $20 for a fare package that includes 25 late shift trips, one urgent trip and a monthly bus pass. Heather Sobush, director of planning, told the board that no negative comments had been heard about the change. The purpose of charging for the service is to make sure it can be sustainable in the future. It is currently dependent on grant funding. The late shift program provides eligible customers with rides to or from their workplace between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when there are limited or no buses running. The program allows more residents to take jobs on the second and third shifts and get home safely. The board also approved removal and replacement of the Pinellas Park circulator Route 444 due to consistent low ridership numbers. According to PSTA staff, Route 444 is the lowest performing in the system. The resources used by Route 444 will be reallocated to improve service on other routes that serve Pinellas Park. Staff will continue to reach out to impacted customers to help them take advantage of alternate services.In other business: The board unanimously approved its officers for 2018. Janet Long will serve as chair. Joseph Barkley was named vicechair, and Pat Gerard will be the secretary/treasurer. The board approved a memorandum of understanding with HART that includes sharing of a procurement director and risk manager. This is the second year PSTA and HART have collaborated on providing services through a MOU. Miller explained why he is recommending that PSTA purchase hybrid electric buses as opposed to diesel, which is a change from his recommendation in 2015. He attributed much of his thinking to the maintenance department due to its "repowering program" of replacing components to keep the older buses running reliably. He also said they were more environmentally friendly. Miller told the board about an opportunity to partner with two firms that wanted to test autonomous vehicles with a pilot program in downtown St. Petersburg. He said the nance committee had agreed to a recommendation to set aside $50,000 to pay PSTA's match for one or both of the programs, if needed. Cyndi Raskin-Schmitt, communications manager, presented a preview of a modern transit advertising campaign scheduled to begin in January. The campaign will target non-riders will a public transit awareness message. It includes network TV ads, coordinated bus wraps and social media advertising. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at webmaster@tbnweekly.com.Half-price bus passes increasing ridership BRIEFS, from page 8A Come Join Us at 121417 Ulmerton Rd102nd Ave N Johnson BlvdPark BlvdSeminole Blvd 113th St N Seminole City Center Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 11045 Park Boulevard Seminole, Florida 33772 (727) 392-7729Seminole First Baptist Church Sunday, December 24 in the Worship Center5pm & 6:30pm 121417 121417 For Those Seeking A Return and Renewal of their Catholic FaithThis Christmas Come to a Seeker Friendly Roman Catholic Parish 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole  www.stjustinmartyr.netMass Times: Sat. 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10A Viewpoints Leader, December 14, 2017 LETTERS Traf c study needed for Madeira Beach projectsEditor:The lead article in the November 16, 2017, Beach Beacon, "Madeira Project Scaled Down" by Wayne Ayers, is accurate concerning changes to the Madeira Beach Town Center Development. However, missing from the article is any discussion of the adverse traf c impact of the development. The developer's proposal fails to alert the city and its residents to the disastrous impact the MBTC project will have on traf c congestion not only in the city's town center but also on access to the Tom Stuart Causeway the city's only road to the mainland. The developer's transportation consultant did not evaluate the project's traf c impact on Madeira Way traf c a vital transportation link connecting north Madeira and Redington residents to the Tom Stuart Causeway. The development from the two hotels and 40,000 square feet of retail space will dump more than 4,000 vehicle trips onto Madeira Way daily. This will occur on a diminished roadway because the developer plans to convert Madeira Way from 4 lanes to 2 lanes. Yes, the developer's proposal increases traffic dramatically, while diminishing the road's capacity by at least 50 percent. Further, the developer proposes to remove the traffic light at the intersection of 150th Avenue and Madeira Way and to eliminate a left turn from Madeira Way onto 150th Avenue. Consequently, anyone on Madeira Way trying to access the Tom Stuart Causeway would be forced to do so via Gulf Boulevard. These changes are not "improvements" as described by the developer in his proposal. These changes will result in a substantial service "degradation." MBTC and the Holiday Isles Marina (HIM 600 daily trips on Madeira Way) together will add nearly 4,600 new daily vehicle trips to Madeira Way. Daily traf c volume on Madeira Way will increase from slightly fewer than 10,000 daily trips to approximately 14,600 an increase of 4 percent. Therefore, drivers will encounter 46 percent more traf c on a road with 50 percent less carrying capacity. During the peak evening traf c hour 20 cars a minute will be entering, exiting and transiting Madeira Way. Think Clearwater congestion and gridlock in the town center as tourists, many in rental vehicles and unfamiliar with local traf c patterns, ght to exit and enter the large opposing hotels on each side of Madeira Way. To avoid a traf c disaster and a Clearwater-type outcome, the city needs to commission a detailed traf c study in cooperation with FDOT in order to right-size the MBTC and HIM development projects to the constrained highway network Bill Gay Madeira BeachDredging project offers many bene tsEditor: In response to the Dec. 6 letter "You pay," I would like to point out that dredging the Anclote River, a project long overdue, bene ts more than local Tarpon Springs merchants. Recreational and commercial boaters, environmentalists, boat builders and restorers, shermen, wildlife conservationists all have a stake in reversing the repercussions of shoaling on the river which was exacerbated by Hurricane Irma. When the environmental education ship commissioned by USF was built by Duckworth, it could only be taken out of the river on a full moon high tide. The river itself courses through many jurisdictions Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Pasco County, the state and federal agencies and is patrolled by Florida Fish & Wildlife, the U.S. Coast Guard and Auxiliary, Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue and the Sheriff's Of ce. Economic impact is also measured by many guidelines and cannot be counted simply as cash in the registers of local merchants. The economic impact study prepared at the behest of the Marine Commerce Commission details far-reaching bene ts that reach through the city, the county, the state and the nation. Suggesting that each local merchant pay for these bene ts out of their pockets is just simply not thought through. Joan Jennings Tarpon SpringsWhy was Pearl Harbor forgotten?Editor: As I turned to the editorial page of The Bee and it being December the seventh, I expected to see at least one piece on Pearl Harbor. Alas, that was not the case. Bob Driver's ramblings were something about Russia or Russian collusion or the Russian revolution, or Russia making Hillary lose, who knows. I scanned down the page to the next showpiece article by Joe Henderson. "OK, Joe" I thought, lay on some remembrance of Pearl Harbor on Pearl Harbor Day. Another disappointment: Joe it seems has written a Trump hit piece disguised as a story about Matt Lauer. Well, Joe must be an OK guy from his bio. Forty- ve years in newspapers including 42 years at the Tampa Tribune. What department was that Joe? The National Enquirer Division of the Tampa Tribune. Perhaps next year the editorial page will have at least one line of type that remembers Pearl Harbor. A day we should put our differences aside and give thanks to those who gave their all and a day when American's came together as one to ght our enemies. Dec. 7, 1941. Carl Muller Indian Rocks BeachCollege has carried our brothersEditor: Provost Mark Strickland of St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus attends many of our city council meetings and hears my requests for the need of food at the Interfaith Food Pantry. So, last year he started a food drive, asking staff and students to contribute on their way to class. Last year the students and faculty brought in more than 1,000 items of pasta, ramen noodles, cold cereal, etc., which helped to keep the shelves stocked and all who were in need were not turned away. Mark Strickland has started that program again this year. The college year is only half over, and I have already collected over 1,000 items. A thank-you does not say enough to the students, the faculty and to Mark Strickland. What it should say to all of us, "One person alone cannot change an outcome, but as a group the college has carried our brothers. He's not heavy, He's my brother." Jim Quinn SeminoleLies, tax bill imperil America's futureEditor: Sadly, Dec. 1, 2017, for America will always be remembered as "Guilty" from Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI and the U.S. Senate Republicans for passing the largest tax cuts to the wealthy-corporations at the expense of families. What does that say for America's future? Grim. Lying and collusion are the means to getting elected. Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs for the needy. Stagnated paychecks for the middle class. War with North Korea. How can you make a difference? Become an informed voter and participate in public life. Attend and voice your opinion at city commission meetings, lobby your federal and state legislatures and march on Jan. 21, 2018, to voice your opinion. The balance of our democracy is in your hands. Larri Gerson Dunedin The pre-Weinstein era lasted for years. During that time many women and quite a few men were subjected to "inappropiate behavior" of a sexual nature by their workplace superiors and/ or other persons with suf cient power to force their victims to keep quiet. In 2017 the lid came off. The can of worms was overturned. Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was identi ed as the alleged perpetrator of nonconsensual sexual offensives committed over several decades. Within weeks dozens of women had gone on the record, pointing fingers at Weinstein and other men. Reputations have been ruined; careers are being destroyed. A huge ock of chickens has come home to roost. We are now in the post-Weinstein era. No one can be sure of what the coming years will bring to America's sexual frontiers. But it doesn't take a prophet or a genius to think of what may follow in the post-Weinstein era. Possibilities that occur to me: 1. An expanded legal specialty devoted to sexual transgressions will become a much larger part of our justice system. Legal issues dealing with rape, incest, pedophilia and other sexual crimes have been around for years. I'm not sure exactly what the new specialty might be called. But it will be well-staffed, and much needed. That's because of No. 2 possibility, below. 2. Groping, grabbing, propositioning, threats and other non-consensual sexual offenses will continue for many years to come, despite the wreckage that has been revealed in this year alone. The threat of prison, divorce and lost careers will never deter a certain percentage of men and women from wandering off the straight and narrow. Their derelictions will be aided by (A) the use of alcohol and other drugs, and (B) the fact that when sexual arousal takes over most of us have only enough blood to supply our brains and our sex organs, but not both at the same time. When one area is engaged, the second often shuts down. This might be called the Weinstein Principle. 3. In the workplace, the reported custom of the Rev. Billy Graham will become standard practice. Dr. Graham probably as morally upright a man who ever walked is said never to have interviewed a woman in his of ce without having his door open and his actions clearly visible to anyone who walked by. I foresee a similar scenario in days to come. A male executive and a female employee happen to walk toward an empty elevator. They can see that they will be the only two occupants after the elevator doors close. Although neither is inclined toward any form of misbehavior, they both suddenly remember the 2017 Weinstein explosion. One of them puts on the brakes, smiles, waves the other person in and says, "I'll catch the next elevator." No offense taken. No lawsuits follow. Is this example too extreme to be likely? We shall see. 4. Intensive research will be launched into the sexual behavior of other nations and cultures, to see how they cope with sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and/or abuse. For ages the French have been rumored to have the strongest sex urges of any regional groupings, but is that really true? What about the Spanish? Not to mention the Italians. Does any centralized organization keep track of these things? Within a few years we may see international award shows to honor those countries or groups with the lowest rate of con rmed sexual offenses. Feel free to compile your own list of trends and events that may take place in the post-Weinstein era. Stand-up comedians will have a eld day inventing new jokes about illicit sexual behavior. But we won't be hearing any laughter from victims of sexual abuse. A nal note: As I write this column, on Dec. 5, the nal destruction of the Republican Party may be occurring as its leaders on Capitol Hill and in the White House refuse to concede that senatorial candidate Roy Moore is a disgrace to the GOP and to thousands of decent, rightthinking citizens of Alabama. Perhaps one day Moore and Harvey Weinstein will hook up for a jolly evening of romantic reminiscences. There's surely a movie in there somewhere. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.Monuments and the Obama touchWASHINGTON The New York Times' graphic said it all. On one side, the map displayed the "original boundaries" for Bears Ears National Monument with 1.35 million acres in green. On the other side was the drastically scaled-down monument with less green representing 201,876 acres, thanks to a recent proclamation by President Donald Trump reducing the national monument. The Times stipulated in smaller print that the "original" boundaries were set in December 2016 by President Barack Obama. The date actually was Dec. 28. That is, the "original" boundaries were less than a year old. Activists who supported the Obama proclamation also have referred to the "original" lines with little or no reference to the inception date. And while it is accurate to use the term because Obama did designate the Bears Ears National Monument boundaries, when the word "original" is attached to land, readers instinctively think of something as really old. "Original" is not a term for something in its infancy. Has the news cycle sped up so totally that news organizations treat a rst-year project as an institution? In April, Trump directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review the designation of 22 land national monuments. This month Zinke recommended revising the boundaries of four monuments, including Nevada's Gold Butte National Monument, which also was created during Obama's last month in of ce. The Zinke report did not specify how much land should be cut from Gold Butte, but its language on historic water rights suggests some 24 square miles would be cut from the roughly 460-square-mile monument. Those opposed to the Zinke review overall argued passionately that their beloved monuments deserved protection based on their value as historic landmarks or prehistoric structures or for their scientific interest. But also, underlying their arguments was the sentiment that once the government creates an entity, it has a right to exist in perpetuity. There's a legal argument to that effect. A letter signed by 121 law professors cites the 1938 opinion of Attorney General Homer Cummings that said the Antiquities Act of 1906 does not authorize presidents to abolish national monuments "after they have been established." "The Act vests the President with the power to create national monuments but does not authorize subsequent modi cation," the 121 law professors wrote. Todd Gaziano, executive director of the proproperty rights Paci c Legal Foundation, doesn't buy that argument. "Now they're saying that the same presidential pen that created (monuments) can't be used in someone else's hand," he said. Be it noted, presidents have downsized national monuments before. President Dwight Eisenhower cut the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and President Harry Truman halved the Santa Rosa Island National Monument. Zinke presented his decisions as representative of voter opinion. Meetings held before Obama signed the monument proclamations, his final report noted, often were packed with "advocates organized by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to promote monument designations." Ditto the public comment process. A Salt Lake Tribune poll did find that 51 percent of Utahans deemed Bears Ears to be too big. The same poll found that a majority of Utahans opposed breaking up Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument, which Zinke has proposed reducing by about 46 percent. All of Utah's elected of cials in Washington supported Zinke's recommendations. In Nevada, Democrats generally opposed Zinke's Gold Butte recommendation, while Republicans supported the move. In 1906, when President Theodore Roosevelt declared Devils Tower in Wyoming to be the rst national monument, he set aside 1,153 acres. During a recent conference call, Zinke urged reporters to read the Antiquities Act and its mandate for monuments to be "confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management." That original thinking is gone. Since 1996, presidents have created 26 national monuments over 100,000 acres. Zinke recommended that Trump work with Congress a tack that would avoid having the courts decide if a president's "original" word on monuments is nal. "Constituencies emerge for every government program," Gaziano observed, and they will ght change. There's another saying, popular in the Obama White House: Elections have consequences. Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. Follow @ DebraJSaunders on Twitter. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. 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If the wind has been keeping you off the water the last few days, you are not alone. With any luck, we're going to see the wind speeds relax a bit after we get through these continuous cold fronts. Undoubtedly, water temperatures have been plummeting, with a couple of sub 50-degree nights early this week. Low 60-degree temperatures will more than likely enough to send the baitfish to deeper waters. Although sardines will still be around, at some point the effort it takes to gather isn't quite worth it, as the sh are begging to slow down and may become unwilling to chase down a fastmoving bait. Live shrimp will become the mainstay in the weeks to come for most inshore anglers. Mix in a few live pinfish and/or some freshly caught ladyfish along with an arsenal of arti cial lures, and it's beginning to feel a lot like winter shing is here. Redfish numbers have improved with the cooler water temperatures. Look for areas of pre-spawn mullet to be an attractant for the red sh. This is a great time of year to use artificial lures for redfish. Soft-plastic imitations are the most versatile lure for redfish. Typically, natural colors are good choices this time of year due to the cool clean water and they more accurately represent what the sh are feeding on, i.e. shrimp and small crabs. Spoil islands and no-motor zone ats are places to check, but don't leave out the docks. Finding an active canal can yield red sh, sheepshead and black drum. Trout fishing has been good recently and should only get better as temperatures continue to drop. Targeting the negative tides has been best. Working the drop-offs with either live bait or soft plastic jigs will give you a chance at all predators, including big trout roaming the shallows. And now is the time to start checking those spoil island holding spots on the middle part of the incoming tide. The islands have been producing trout, pompano and mackerel recently. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail. com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@tbnweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Outdoors 11A Leader, December 14, 2017 Photo by JIM McAVADDYA super moon and its re ection are shown at Lake Seminole on Dec. 3. A super moon is a full moon that coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches Earth in its orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size. Other super moons will occur Jan. 1 and Jan. 31 in 2018.Moon over Lake SeminoleCold weather limits opportunities Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein By BOB McCLURETampa Bay NewspapersINDIAN SHORES Federal funding for beach renourishment projects is getting tougher to get. Andy Squires, division director of environmental sciences in the Pinellas County Public Works Department, told members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council on Dec. 6 that a recent letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers speci ed all property easements up and down the beaches would be necessary to gain federal funding for future renourishment projects. "They pretty much put us on notice now in terms of the next project," said Squires. "If we can't get the easements, they will likely do what they call the project bene ts-to-cost ratio. They have a process to go through that if it doesn't get a 1 or higher, the federal funding would be lost. So this is kind of a wake-up notice that we need to get our act together and somehow make it (getting easements) work." Federal funding for renourishment projects is critical. Most Pinellas County projects cost between $30 million and $40 million. Typically, federal funding picks up 60 percent of the cost. State funds, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, pay for about 20 percent and the other 20 percent comes from county funds. The Pinellas County portion of the funding comes from the tourist development tax. One-half of 1 percent of the 5 percent tax is set aside annually for beach projects, generating about $2 million per year. Without federal funding, other alternatives would be necessary to fund a typical beach project. Pinellas County Coastal Manager John Bishop said the Army Corps wants easements for the entire beach. That number is about 460, he said. The easements involve the area of the beach from the erosion control line eastward. The Corps wants the easements so it can move more quickly on future projects and there is no question about the public status of the area. "During this last go-around we looked for 120 easements and we got about 70," said Bishop. "So we're looking to ll the gaps." The Sand Key, Treasure Island and Long Key (Upham Beach) Nourishment Project, scheduled to start now in early March, will not be affected. "The Army Corps was very lenient with us," said Bishop. "They recognized it would be impossible to get all 460 easements." In an effort to get property owners along the beaches to cooperate with the easement requests, Bishop said his office would be notifying them shortly of the importance. "We're going to be putting together a letter that includes the Army Corps' letter about what the implications are without getting the easements," Bishop said. "This way people will recognize they can't just expect to get sand from their neighbors to the north." Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos said the BIG-C would also need to do its part in the effort. "We, as a council, as elected officials, have to re-emphasize to our residents that if they don't give the easements, then the entire project from one end of the county to the other end of the county, could go away," Cretekos said. North Redington Beach Mayor Bill Queen suggested going to each condo association individually and explaining the situation. Redington Shores Mayor Bert Adams said there was one group in his town that is working against the effort "and that's a hard thing to ght."R.B. Johnson stepping down as mayor of IRBINDIAN ROCKS BEACH After 18 years on the City Commission, the last 10 of them as mayor, R.B. Johnson has decided he has had enough and will not be running in the March election. City Commissioner Cookie Kennedy and longtime resident Donald House quali ed to run for mayor. Incumbent Commissioner Ed Hoofnagle quali ed to run again for his seat. Newcomers to City Commission races are Jude Bond and Nick Palomba. Johnson's decision was made of cial on Dec.11 as the deadline for qualifying for the election came to a close. Now there is no turning back. Johnson said his decision was made because it was time. "I think 10 years is probably good enough," he said. "I accomplished most of the things I wanted to do." Johnson, 56, recently got married, but said that did not play into his decision to step down. He said he has some unfinished personal business to take care of, including some writing, helping to get his late father's book on small arms design published and improving some family property. "I'll have plenty to keep myself involved," he said. The election will be held March 14. BRIAN GOFF, TBN CorrespondentVolleyball event headed to TITREASURE ISLAND For fans of competitive beach volleyball, Treasure Island will be the place to be later this month. City commissioners voted unanimously Dec. 5 to approve a proposal by the Tampa Bay Beach Bums to host a two-day tournament behind the Bilmar Beach Resort on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 31. The event is projected to attract between 120 and 250 teams for play on 30 courts. Preliminary competition will take place Dec. 30, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the nal round Dec. 31, beginning at 11 a.m. BOB McCLURE, Tampa Bay NewspapersBIG-C discusses the latest roadblock for beach renourishmentHow to contribute All press releases are published on a space available basis. The deadline for all copy is Friday, noon, preceding publication date. All submissions can be emailed to editorial@TBNweekly. com. Questions? 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Smith & Associates' Phillips graduates from Maestro Leadership programNikki Phillips, vice president of real estate at Smith & Associates Real Estate, recently graduated from the invite-only 2017 Maestro Leadership Certi cation program offered by the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is comprised of the top 550 real estate companies in the United States of America. Of those top 550 companies, only 36 real estate branch sales managers from top brokerages around the country were invited and graduated from this year's prestigious Maestro Leadership Certi cation program. "With Maestro Leadership certi cation, I can return to Smith & Associates Real Estate with learning that will help our associates do more, earn more and be more ef cient in the way they serve our clients," said Phillips in a press release. RE/MAX ACR Elite Group names top agentsBELLEAIR RE/MAX ACR Elite Group recently recognized the top agents in the Belleair of ce in closed sales for the month of November. The No. 1 agent was Lana Rosenbaum. The No. 2 was Dorita Mayeux. The No. 3 was Kelly Castellano. Reese af liates with Coldwell BankerBELLEAIR BLUFFS Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate recently welcomed Ellen Reese. Reese joins Coldwell Banker as a sales associate with the Belleair of ce. She specializes in residential property sales. "It's a privilege to be a member of such an elite organization as Coldwell Banker and I am proud to continue in the path of this professional, outstanding real estate company," Reese said in a press release. "We are very happy to welcome Ellen to the Coldwell Banker network," said Debra McMillen, managing broker of the Clearwater Beach and Belleair of ces. 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, December 14, 2017  Visit www.TBNweekly.com A Night Before Christmas Concert with Maria Zouves, Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for Tarpon Arts members. Call 727-937-0686 or visit tarponarts.org. Opera luminaries Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, accompanied by Constantine Grame, will present this special celebration with classic holiday stories and seasonal music favorites. The Palm Harbor University Mens Chorus will be making a very special guest appearance.  “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live,” Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it rst aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life – all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.  An Elvis Christmas Special starring Dwight Icenhower, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts. com. Icenhower was named King of the World Grand Champion in 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as Images of the King Grand Champion 2013 and 2014. He is also the winner of 2010 Las Vegas Hilton’s Grand Championship and 64 rst place awards. Icenhower is back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row accompanied by his renowned band The Blue Suede Review.  Michael Carbonaro, Sunday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $29. Call 727-8937832 or visit themahaffey.com. Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit truTV series “The Carbonaro Effect,” now in its second season. The St. Pete show will be jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. As an actor, Carbonaro has appeared in recurring roles on TV including “Happily Divorced,” “The Newsroom,” “30 Rock,” “How to Make it in America,” “The Wizards of Waverly Place” and “CSI Miami.”  Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sunday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. On tour in support of his new album “So You Wannabe An Outlaw,” Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle and The Dukes make a stop at the Capitol Theatre. “So You Wannabe an Outlaw” is an homage to outlaw music and dedicated to Waylon Jennings, who died in 2002. Earle is a country rebel with a rock and roll attitude. His unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville or rock & roll meant that he never broke through into either genre’s mainstream. Instead, he cultivated a dedicated cult following and racked up critical acclaim for songs such as “Copperhead Road” and “Fearless Heart.” Special guest The Mastersons will open the show. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of LUCASFILM/WALT DISNEY STUDIOSDaisy Ridley stars as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Opening this weekend ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ continues Skywalker saga; ‘Ferdinand’ opens in theaters Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’Genre: Action, science ction and adventure Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran Director: Rian Johnson Rated: PG-13 In Lucas lm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of “The Force Awakens” join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. ‘Ferdinand’Genre: Comedy, animation and family Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raul Esparza, Karla Martnez, Miguel ngel Silvestre, Peyton Manning and Nick Jonas Director: Carlos Saldanha Rated: PG “Ferdinand” tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a mis t team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, “Ferdinand” proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.‘Permanent’Genre: Comedy Cast: Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean and Nena Daniels Director: Colette Burson Rated: PG-13 Set in 1982 in small town Virginia, “Permanent” centers around 13-year-old Aurelie Dickson (Kira McLean) and her parents, Jeanne and Jim (Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson). 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2B Just for Fun Leader, December 14, 2017A&E newsCentral Park Performing Arts Center adds shows to lineupLARGO – Two new performances have been added to the 2017-18 season schedule at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty will take the stage Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $19.50. Free Fallin is honored and humbled to continue performing Tom Petty’s music in the wake of his passing in October. Petty’s music has become the soundtrack for the 20th century and beyond. The Heartbreakers have sold over 80 million records and four of his albums. Presenting a stunningly accurate tribute to the look and sound of the Heartbreakers, Free Fallin has successfully toured the country for more than 10 years performing at festivals, fairs, casinos, and major concert venues. This has earned them a glowing reputation as one of the nest tribute bands in the country. Show Biz Kids: A Steely Dan Tribute will perform Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $14.50. Show Biz Kids came to life in 2014 and is a world-class, 12-piece Steely Dan tribute. This award-winning Tampa-based group of renowned studio and touring veterans combines meticulous, spot-on arrangements with stunning vocal and instrumental performances, bringing Steely Dan’s hits to life with the vibrancy and immediacy of a front row experience in a major arena. Show Biz Kids won Creative Loa ng’s Best of The Bay Award for Best Tribute Band in 2016 and has played sold-out performances at Ringside Cafe, Skipper’s Smokehouse, The Palladium and Clearwater Jazz Holiday. For information and tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6793.Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes change concert dateCLEARWATER – Due to a scheduling con ict, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes have announced a new concert date at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets purchased for the Feb. 9 show will be honored at the new date on Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m. Reserved tickets priced at $50 and $40 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket of ce, 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. For information, call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Swing dance party to bene t Miracle OutreachCLEARWATER – A swing dance party will take place Thursday, Dec. 21, at Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Doors will open at 7 p.m. A swing dance lesson will be offered from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. The dance will run from 7:45 to 10 p.m. The Flag Band will perform swing favorites. The event will include a buffet of appetizers and refreshments. There also will be a cake walk. Tickets are $15 and are available at Savoy South Swing Saturday Dances. For information, call 727-564-6847 or email savoysouthdance@ outlook.com. RSVP is required by Dec. 18. All proceeds will bene t Miracle Outreach.St. Pete ArtWorks to host opening receptionST. PETERSBURG – An opening reception for “Suitcase Art … Small Works that can Travel” will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The exhibition will feature small original 2-D and 3-D artwork, jewelry and prints by members of the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance Inc. The reception will include refreshments and live music by the Joe Milligan Project. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will continue through Jan. 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For information, call 727-710-7716 or visit www.stpeteartworks.com.The Company Men to play Tarpon Springs Performing Arts CenterTARPON SPRINGS – The Company Men will perform Thursday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for Tarpon Arts members. Visit Tarponarts.org or call 727-942-5605. The Company Men are a nationally recognized pop vocal group who have appeared on numerous national and regional television shows. Featuring performers from the Broadway and national touring companies of “Hairspray,” “The Lion King,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Camelot” and the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series “The Temptations,” The Company Men bring a signature throwback sound, contemporary look and an allstar band. They have shared stages with and opened for artists such as Mariah Carey, Colbie Caillat, Daughtry, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and most recently, Billy Idol and Sheena Easton. Unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today, The Company Men uniquely interweave today’s Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades by blending songs by favorite artists, including Sam Smith, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, The Weeknd, Billy Joel, Prince, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Bubl, Nick Jonas, The Eagles and more. Composer Uematsu to attend TFO performancesST. PETERSBURG – Internationally revered Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu will attend The Florida Orchestra’s performances of Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy on Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com. For his rst concerts in Florida, a limited number of ticketholders can attend a VIP meet-and-greet experience with Uematsu. The separate VIP ticket allows each guest to have one item autographed and to take one photo with Uematsu and Grammy-winning conductor Arnie Roth after the concert. Each guest must purchase a concert ticket in addition to the VIP ticket; ticketholders may only purchase the VIP experience that corresponds to their concert ticket. VIP add-on tickets are $50 and may be purchased only online at oridaorchestra.org. Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy brings popular characters to life on the big screen in stunning high de nition as The Florida Orchestra performs live under the baton of Roth. The concerts combine new Ben Haggard to play Straz Center Dec. 15TAMPA – Ben Haggard will perform Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Regularly priced tickets are $25. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. Like father, like son. In this case, that refers to the hard-driving, real-deal, legendary country music forged by the late, great Merle Haggard. Haggard lives on in this extraordinary tribute to his music and songs by his youngest son. Now a songwriter in his own right, Haggard follows in his father’s footsteps, sometimes wearing Hag’s boots but often striking out on a path where he can make a little of his own thunder. Haggard has been the lead guitarist in his father’s longtime band of the same name since he was 15 years old, fitting in easily with veterans like musical director Norm Hamlet and Scott Joss. He was speci cally directed by his dad to bear the torch as long as there were people who wanted to hear Haggard music. He was a regular on Merle Haggard’s recordings, and took the stage with him and the Highwaymen – Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson – as well as Blake Shelton for a memorable performance at the 2014 Grammys and for the 2012 All for the Hall show besides two of his idols, Vince Gill and Keith Urban. Last year, Haggard was featured with the Strangers backing Toby Keith for a Merle tribute on the nationally televised American Country Countdown Awards. He also contributed versions of “Mama Tried” and “Sing Me Back Home” to 2014’s “Working Man’s Poet: Tribute to Merle Haggard” album which also featured Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. Photo courtesy of THE STRAZ CENTERThe Straz Center welcomes Ben Haggard Dec. 15. Photo courtesy of FREE FALLINFree Fallin, a Tom Petty tribute band, plays Jan. 5 at Central Park Performing Arts Center. See A&E NEWS, page 3B 110217 CrosswordHoroscopesPlace a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.SudokuSudoku answers from last week Crossword answers from last week December 14, 2017 AriesMarch 21 – April 19Aries, you are giving off serious relationship vibes this week, and others are sure to take notice. If you have a partner, you can strengthen the bond. If not, a good match is in sight.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Taurus, you may hit the employment jackpot this week. Those rsums you have been putting out or that promotion you were vying for will be worth the effort.GeminiMay 21 – June 21Gemini, the best thing you can do to rekindle a friendship is to spend some time with this person reconnecting. Enjoy a dinner for two or involve yourselves in another activity.CancerJune 22 – July 22Those around you know the way to Cancer’s heart is de nitely through his or her stomach. Plan an entertaining night out enjoying the newest restaurant in town.LeoJuly 23 – August 22Leo, receiving compliments from others certainly provides an ego boost. But you may want something more substantial from a relationship this week.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, this week you may be tempted to put off some of your more challenging projects at work and focus on yourself. It’s okay to have some “me” time.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Libra, a huge turning point in your relationship is ahead. Communication will help forge a deeper connection between the two of you. ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Scorpio, the best ways to get what you want are to share your desires with others. They may have some solutions you’ve overlooked and can be sources of inspiration.SagittariusNovember 22 – December 21Sagittarius, it may take a little time to get used to a new relationship or job. After a few weeks or months, you can sort out what works and what needs some extra effort.CapricornDecember 22 – January 20Capricorn, expanding your horizons comes easily when you have close friends who invite you along on all of their adventures. This could prove to be a week with lots of inspiration.AquariusJanuary 21 – February 18Mending fences can take a while, but you have the opportunity for some real healing this week, Aquarius. Explore all of your options to get closer to someone.PiscesFebruary 19 – March 20You are in an enviable position this week, Pisces. Your nances are in good order, your circle of friends has expanded, and you are happy at work. Across 1. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, December 14, 2017Green Grass & Yuletide JamCapitol Theatre to present Southern rock show with The Outlaws & special guest The Artimus Pyle Band CLEARWATER – The fourth annual Green Grass & Yuletide Jam featuring southern rock legends The Outlaws and special guest The Artimus Pyle Band will take place Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, The Outlaws celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most in uential and best-loved bands of the Southern Rock genre. Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the rst acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his thenedgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums – “The Outlaws,” “Lady In Waiting” and “Hurry Sundown” – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Green Grass and High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern rock era. Known as “the Florida Guitar Army” by their fans, The Outlaws earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act touring with friends The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Charlie Daniels Band as well as The Doobie Brothers, The Who, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones. With substantial success in the live concert arena and on the strength of repeated chart-topping records, The Outlaws established themselves as premiere players in the phenomenon that came to be known as Southern Rock. After decades of triumph, The Outlaws have endured repeated tragedy in the loss of original members Frank O’Keefe, Billy Jones, and most recently signature singer/songwriter/guitarist Hughie Thomasson. “Since the Outlaw’s tragic loss of three original members and the survivors moving from Tampa to Nashville for career reasons in the early ’90s, coming back to the Tampa Bay area for us is a real homecoming,” said founding member Henry Paul in a press release. “We miss the town Tampa where we formed and played in clubs in the early years dreaming of a record deal and going on the road to play with our heroes. For this year’s homecoming we share the stage with our old friend Artimus Pyle and the incredible band he’s put together to celebrate the music of his alma mater, Lynyrd Skynyrd. We always look forward to our annual trip back home to see old friends and fans, and if we’re lucky maybe get a crab roll or a real Cuban sandwich. Tampa will always be home to the Outlaws and we still take pride in representing her with musical excellence every time we take the stage.” Today, The Outlaws are at the threshold of a new era. Along with original singer/songwriter/guitarist Henry Paul and original drummer/songwriter Monte Yoho, the Outlaws feature Chris Anderson, Billy Crain, Randy Threet, and Dave Robbins. Anderson, lead guitarist and longtime Outlaws band-mate, brings his considerable talent as a player, singer, and songwriter to the band. His solo records for Sony in the early 1990s and his collaboration with Dickey Betts, Dan Toler, Warren Haynes and The Outlaws over the years have helped establish him as one of Southern Rock’s most notable players. Crain has become a household name in the southern rock family of exceptional lead guitar players. He has enjoyed signi cant success as a songwriter with his songs cut by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Poco and Martina McBride. With the Henry Paul Band in the late 1970s, he developed a large following with his legendary musicianship, and with Anderson, forms one of the all-time great lead guitar teams in rock and roll. Threet – bassist, singer and songwriter – became a member of the Outlaws in 2005 through his previous work with Paul in the country group BlackHawk. He has also played with such artists as Pam Tillis, Larry Boone, Trisha Yearwood, Buddy Jewel, and toured Photo courtesy of RED LIGHT MANAGEMENTCapitol Theatre welcomes The Outlaws Dec. 15.overseas in support of our troops. In 2004 he worked on the USA Network show “Nashville Star.” Randy’s high energy, great harmonies and solid bass work make him a popular part of The Outlaws. Robbins plays keyboards and sings harmony vocals in the band. He was featured on the 2005 reunion tour and is an original member of the hit country rock band BlackHawk. His talent puts the nishing touch on this incredibly talented group. The Artimus Pyle Band, opening the show, is more than just a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd – it is a tribute to the man that de ned it. Artimus Pyle has said “If it wasn’t for Ronnie Van Zant, no one would know my name.” Since his departure from Skynyrd in 1991, Pyle’s career has led him down an amazing path of solo records and projects culminating into one of the nest tributes to southern rock royalty. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music and true to the era rock group.Straz Center’s Next Generation Ballet to bring ‘Nutcracker’ to the stage TAMPA – The Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Next Generation Ballet will present “Nutcracker,” running Dec. 21-23, in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m. One matinee will be presented on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show start at $30. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. The performance is sponsored by Chickl-A. New York City Ballet principals Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar will perform the roles of Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier on Friday and Saturday. Miami City Ballet former principal Patricia Delgado and New York City Ballet principal Gonzalo Garcia will perform Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier on Thursday. The production also features the award-winning dancers of Next Generation Ballet and a cast of nearly 175 dancers, gymnasts and other guest artists in this spectacular holiday extravaganza. “Nutcracker” was choreographed by Peter Stark, former NGB artistic director, with a few new additions by Philip Neal, the current NGB artistic director. Sets, props and costumes are designed by Thom J. Peterson. A stepping stone for great dance talent, NGB prepares dancers for professional employment through instruction, coaching and performance opportunities. The company is committed to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding young dancers. Performers in NGB have been awarded scholarship opportunities at the leading ballet schools worldwide and have received employment with ballet companies including New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Hamburg Ballet. They have also placed rst in prestigious competitions including Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne and the World Ballet Competition. Pre-show activities will include family photos with Santa Claus and live caroling. Photo courtesy of THE STRAZ CENTERNext Generation Ballet brings “Nutcracker” to the stage Dec. 21-23 in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center. A&E NEWS, from page 2B repertoire with 30 years of classics from the Final Fantasy video game franchise. Cosplay is welcome. Merchandise will be on sale before the concert and at intermission. Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game eld. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the Final Fantasy series that has been performed by world-class orchestras around the world. Uematsu has been recognized as a major contributor in the increasing appreciation and awareness of video game music. A prime example is the “Final Fantasy VIII” theme song, “Eyes on Me,” composed and produced by him. His song featured Hong Kong pop star Faye Wong and sold a record 400,000 copies. It also won Song of the Year (Western Music) at the 14th annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, which was the rst time in history that music from a video game had attained this honor. The music from the game series has grown to such notoriety Uematsu was named as one of the “innovators” in Time Magazine’s “Time 100: The Next Wave Music” feature.Florida Strawberry Festival concert tickets on sale PLANT CITY – Tickets to the Florida Strawberry Festival’s headline entertainment shows on the Wish Farms Soundstage are now on sale. Tickets for each show can be purchased online at www. strawberryfestival.com, over the phone at 813-754-1996 or at the Amscot Main Ticket Of ce located at 2209 W. Oak Ave. in Plant City. This year’s festival will feature 24 shows including Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Casting Crowns, Justin Moore with Dylan Scott, The Band Perry and Earth, Wind & Fire. Also part of the lineup will be the I Love the ‘90s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa and Tone Loc. “We sifted through hundreds of entertainers, working to nd those we thought were the best t for our guests,” said Paul Davis in a press release. Davis is president of the Florida Strawberry Festival. “We’re proud of the lineup we have secured.” Advance tickets for admission are also available. Advance admission tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 years old and children 5 years old and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests to the 11-day event’s concerts will also experience a newly constructed seating area. The event’s board of directors broke ground on the project in March, and construction is expected to be complete by the end of the month. The new bleacher-style seating will accommodate 9,200 total guests, is closer to the stage and will be more comfortable for guests, Davis said. Another change with the construction project is that the event will no longer offer free seating to headline shows. “We have made a lot of changes this year which we think are best in ensuring a bright future for the festival,” said Davis. “But our patrons seem to be excited about the changes, and, as of this morning, we already have fans camping out in front of the ticket of ce to secure their concert tickets.” The 83rd annual Florida Strawberry Festival will take place March 1-11 in Plant City. The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake. For information, visit www.fl strawberryfestival.com.FWP adds extra matinee for Christmas on BroadwayCLEARWATER – Due to overwhelming response, an extra matinee presentation of Christmas on Broadway has been added. The concert will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $15. Visit FrancisWil sonPlayhouse.org or call Gabrielle at 727-446-1360. The concert will boast an all-star cast and will be lled with both familiar and unknown holiday songs from Broadway. Featured musicals include “White Christmas,” “Mame,” “Here’s Love,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “Elf,” “A Christmas Story,” “Subways Are For Sleeping” and more. Largo seeks applications for Art in the ParkLARGO – Largo’s Recreation Department is now accepting artist applications for the inaugural Art in the Park event, set for Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Art in the Park was developed from resident feedback and interest in enhancing Largo’s art culture. The event will be an opportunity for artists to exhibit their works, all which must be original, handmade and handcrafted pieces throughout Largo Central Park. Interactive and visual artists are invited to submit three photos showcasing their work to the review committee. All applications will be reviewed prior to approval by the committee including panelists from the local art community, Creative Pinellas, Beach Art Center, Largo High School and the city of Largo. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2018. Applications can be found at LargoEvents.com. Complete applications should be emailed to SpecialEvents@largo.com. Largo Middle School and Largo High School students will be given a shared space at no cost. Entry fees for Largo residents is $30 and $45 for nonresidents. For information, visit LargoEv ents.com or call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.Second Century Studio to present ‘Steampunked’ CLEARWATER – Second Century Studio and Bazaar Art invite the public to the opening reception of “Steampunked,” its newest exhibition, on Friday, Dec. 15, 6 to 10 p.m., at 331 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The exhibition will be on display through mid-January. “Steampunked” is an open, all media exhibit. Tampa Bay Steampunk Society will be making a special appearance. Tampa Bay Steampunk Society members are an eclectic group of imaginative individuals who enjoy the historical Victorian period laced with the futuristic world of H.G. Wells. 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4B Entertainment Leader, December 14, 2017Witness: The TourKaty Perry, touring in support of her new album ‘Witness,’ to take the stage Dec. 15 at Amalie Arena TAMPA – Katy Perry will perform Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $45.75. Visit Ticketmaster. com or call 800745-3000. Tickets also are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at the McDonald’s ticket of ce at Amalie Arena. Perry is touring in support of “Witness,” her new album released June 9. With “Witness,” Perry reflects on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire. The rst two singles – the Platinum-certified “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley and the follow-up single “Bon Apptit” featuring Migos – hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on “Witness.” The North American leg of Witness: The Tour, produced by AEG Presents, kicked off Sept. 7 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. All U.S. concerts on Witness: The Tour are presented by X nity. Additional sponsors are Citi, Covergirl and Katy Perry Parfums. For complete tour itinerary, visit katyperry.com. Witness: The Tour follows Katy’s sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.” Perry made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s “One of the Boys” after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album “Teenage Dream” (2010). “Prism,” her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Perry is the first female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40 million adjusted albums and 125 million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter. Perry has managed to connect with a mass audience in an industry that is littered with the failed dreams of aspiring wannabes. She attributes her success to just being herself. “And that’s all people want,” she says on her of cial Facebook page. “People want to hear artists who are themselves, but who do interesting things and sing about them in an interesting way that maybe they have tried to conceive but couldn’t. I get a lot of girls who come up to me and say, ‘When I heard ‘Thinking of You,’ I felt that way to a T, but I never knew anyone who could put my feelings into words.’ I think that’s why people find me relatable. Plus, anybody can meet me. I’m not distant. I’m very much the same person I was before the hit singles. I just have a schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” The middle child of two pastors, Perry grew up singing in church. “My dad would give me $10, which is a lot of money when you’re 9, to sing at church, on tables at restaurants, at family functions, just about anywhere,” she says. Perry was raised on a strict diet of church music; “secular music,” as her mother called it, was “not allowed.” But one night during a slumber party, Perry happened upon a Queen record “and the heavens opened and saved me,” she says. “From then on, they have been my biggest in uence. Their musicality and lyrics were so flamboyant and real. I’d never heard anything like it.” According to her Facebook page, at age 15 Perry was already determined to pursue a path in music. She spent some time in Nashville working with professional songwriters and honing her own songwriting skills. At 17, she met legendary producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, who spent years guiding and developing her talent and songwriting. The strength of the songs and Perry’s full-throated voice captured the attention of Capitol Music Group, which signed her in spring 2007. “I’ve been through a lot of highs and a lot of lows in this business,” Perry admits. “Before I got signed, it was tough. I’d write a check for my rent and next to it, I’d write, ‘Please, God, please.’ But I didn’t jump off the Hollywood sign. Everything always works out for the best.” Photo by RONY ALWIN/EMI MUSICKaty Perry brings “Witness”: The Tour to Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Dec. 15. Image courtesy of EMI MUSICKaty Perry is touring in support of “Witness,” her new album.Grammy Award winner John Prine to play Ruth Eckerd Hall Dec. 15CLEARWATER – Two-time Grammy Award winner John Prine will perform Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $63.25. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Prine is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled rst LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics such as “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Paradise” and “Hello In There” speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener. Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others. Long before the awards and accolades, the concerts and many albums, Prine trudged through snow in the cold Chicago winters, delivering mail across Maywood, his childhood suburb. “I always likened the mail route to a library with no books,” said Prine in a biography on his of cial Facebook page. “I passed the time each day making up these little ditties.” His parents, William Prine and Verna Ham Prine, migrated from Paradise, Kentucky, in 1934, joining the many others chasing work in the industrial north. They settled in a west Chicago suburb, and raised four boys. John and his brothers – David, Doug, and Billy – grew up in a close, loving extended family where country music, the Grand ‘Ol Opry, good Southern cooking, and annual visits ‘home’ to Kentucky were as naturally part of their lives as Chicago hot dogs and baseball. Prine’s career now spans more than 40 years. He continues to perform at sold-out shows all over the United States, Canada and Europe. Among the many awards and accolades Prine has received in recent times are his 2003 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting that was honored at the Library of Congress by U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. For many, Prine has become not just a well-loved and appreciated songwriter, but a genuine American treasure. Prine lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Fiona. He enjoys spending time with their three sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson. “Beyond Worlds” Prine’s first book, was released in April. In the book, Prine has curated a collection of his best-loved songs. The book includes more than 100 photographs from Prine’s personal collection, copies of handwritten lyrics showing how the songs evolved, commentary from Prine about the songs and photographs and lyrics and guitar chords for over 60 classic John Prine songs. For information about Prine or to purchase a copy of “Beyond Worlds,” visit johnprine.com. For venue information, visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLJohn Prine takes the stage Dec. 15 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. C h r i s t m a s D a y Christmas Day a t J i m m y ’ s at Jimmy’s Meals served with your choice of Louisiana Craw sh Gumbo, Clam Chowder, Caesar or Garden Salad and Corn & Green Bean Casserole, and Rice, Fries, Baked or Red Bliss Potatoes. Dinners also served with Key Lime, Pecan or Pumpkin Pie.Roast Prime Rib of Beef $ $ 2 4 24 9 5 95Baked Virginia Ham $ $ 2 0 20 9 5 95 Reservations Accepted727-595-8356Just off Gulf Blvd.(in the Holiday Inn Harbourside)Served 11:30am-8pm  Coupons and other discounts not accepted on Christmas Day.120717401 Second Street Indian Rocks Beach 120717 sheratonsandkey.com 1600 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 1:00pm-7:30pm ADULTS $45 CHILDREN (6-12) $17 CHILDREN 5 & UNDER FREE RESERVATIONS... 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Entertainment 5B Leader, December 14, 2017other side. For the Dicksons family, just getting through the day is a win.‘Beyond Skyline’Genre: Action, science fiction and adventure Cast: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston, Yayan Ruhian and Iko Uwais Director: Liam O’Donnell Rated: R When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’Genre: Drama and western Cast: Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan and Peter Fonda Director: Jared Mosh Rated: R When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner – the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) – he strikes out to nd the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice. After a gun ght with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson’s killers only to nd that he is being accused of his friend’s murder. With the tables turned, and with his friend in the governor’s mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson’s death. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly.com. For more movie news, visit www. TBNweekly.com. OPENING, from page 1B Photo courtesy of MAGNOLIA PICTURESPatricia Arquette, left, and Kira McLean star in “Permanent.” Capitol Theatre to welcome Rockapella Christmas Dec. 21CLEARWATER – The Rockapella Christmas show will roll into town a few days before Santa Claus, performing Thursday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $30. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. They’ve become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. Rockapella is possibly the most in uential group out there in this new era of network television a cappella shows such as NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” movies like “Pitch Perfect,” and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses everywhere. Since the early ’90s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS’s “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?,” they’ve toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, while keeping it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch. The phrase “often imitated – never duplicated” applies here. The current Rockapella lineup features Scott Leonard (since 1991, high tenor), Jeff Thacher (1993, vocal percussionist), Calvin Jones (2013, tenor), Mitchell Rains (2016, tenor) and Bryant Vance (2016, bass). This lineup marks a new generation of Rockapella, who remain keenly focused on musical excellence. “People have a hard time believing it’s just us making all of that music. It’s still those same elements that make modern band music: percussion, bass, melody and harmonies,” said Leonard in a press release. Leonard is the group’s chief songwriter, arranger and an architect of their ever-evolving and imitated dynamic sound. Leonard grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to the group’s of cial website. He eventually departed the Hoosier State for the University of Tampa on a baseball scholarship. Somewhere along the way, he ended up a voice major. He sang in rock groups for Disney in both Orlando and Tokyo for two years, releasing solo albums while in Japan. Leonard’s soaring vocals, songwriting skills and gift for arranging music helped shape Rockapella’s characteristic sound. Thacher is responsible for the astonishing percussion sounds in each Rockapella show. Thacher was born into a musical family and began piano lessons at an early age. Later on, he amassed vocal and choral experience. He earned a degree in music and recording from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music. Since joining Rockapella in 1993, Thacher been known as a pioneering giant among professional mouth drummers (a select group of beatboxers) who, as he likes to put it, “spit for a living.” His powerful virtuosity forms the funky rhythmic heartbeat of Rockapella. “Our success is in the art of it – it’s not what you do, but how you do it,” said Thacher. Vance and Rains are the two newest members of Rockapella. Rains sang on the stages of Busch Gardens. He also toured the country with The Cat’s Pajamas. Vance is a veteran singer. He performed as part of the cast in touring productions of Vocalisty and VocaPeople. Together, the members of Rockapella have proven that forming original pop and soul magic onstage is what sets them apart. “There’s nothing between us and the audience – it’s very human music – with nothing missing,” Thacher explained. Photo courtesy of NEW FRONTIER TOURINGRockapella brings their Christmas show to Capitol Theatre on Dec. 21. CHURCHANDTEMPLEDIRECTORY Tell the Public about Your S ervices call 7273 97-556 3 LL Getting Married? Already Hitched? Submit Your 2016 and 2017 Wedding Photos to be Published Free in TBN’s monthly Bridal Guide. For information, email lmosby@tbnweekly.com. First Lutheran Church and SchoolReaching Out-Building Up Christ’s Caring CommunitySaturday Worship 6:30PM-ContemporarySunday Worship 9:30AM-TraditionalBible Study, Sunday School, Nursery 1644 Nursery Road Clearwater, FL 33756 727-462-8000 € www.flcclearwater.org Rev. Philip J. Rigdon, Senior Pastor 060817 Helen Gloria “Alonzo” Dunbar Died November 19, 2017I was born in Tampa on January 7, 1924 to Rose Shipman Alonzo and Leslie Raymond Alonzo. I was the sixth daughter out of seven with one younger brother. Every Sunday we attended Sunday School at the House of Prayer Episcopal Church. This is also where we were christened and baptized. Indian Rocks Beach has been a part of my life since early childhood. No matter how far away we lived each summer we would return to IRB to meet with family and friends. I graduated from Hillsborough High School but when WWII interrupted my classes at the University of Tampa, I went to work at Tampa Shipbuilding Company. I married Bob Connor when he returned from Midway in the Paci c Theater of the War. Later I worked in the Tax Collector’s of ce in the lovely Old Courthouse in downtown Tampa. Eventually we moved to South Miami where I served as President of the Miami Chapter Railway Business Women while working for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Bob and I have one son, Wayne, who is a retired forester from Northern California now living in Venice, Florida with his wife, Joann. Later, I married Col. John C. Dunbar. Jack and I traveled extensively visiting every state capitol. We enjoyed three Around-The-World cruises aboard the S/S Rotterdam, visited Eastern Europe, Egypt, the Holy Land, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Fiji, Tahiti and Bora-Bora. In 1989 after Jack passed away, I moved back to Tampa. After returning to Tampa I enjoyed membership in “The Tampa Woman’s Club”, “United Daughters of the Confederacy Tampa Chapter 113”, Daughters of the American Revolution DeSoto Chapter”, “Military Of cers Wives Club” at MacDill AFB, “Lebanon Shrine #6 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem” and “St. Andrews Scottish Society.” I had often thought Indian Rocks Beach would be a wonderful place to retire. I purchased a condo at Dolphin Reef across the street from where our family cottage used to be. Eventually my sister, Dorothy Cox, joined me at the condo where we lived for 18 years. We made wonderful friends of many of our neighbors there. Our Christian faith was always very important to us. Together we attended Calvary Episcopal Church at Indian Rocks Beach where we also had many caring and loving friends. Predeceased family members are Helen’s sisters, Lucille Brown, Louise Chancey, Rosemary Brabham, Ernestine Higgins, Catherine Carbaugh, Dorothy Cox and her husband, Col. John C. Dunbar. Survivors include her brother, Leslie Alonzo; her son, Leslie Wayne Connor and his wife, Joann and many beloved nieces, nephew and their families. A combined service will honor the lives of sisters, Helen Dunbar and Dorothy Cox. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Calvary Episcopal Church located at 1615 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. All relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception at the church immediately following. Burial will be held in private. Obituaries 121417

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6B Entertainment Leader, December 14, 2017Holiday classicThe Nebraska Theatre Caravan will present Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ruth Eckerd Hall Dec. 20CLEARWATER – The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, the professional touring wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse, will return to Clearwater with its stage production of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” playing Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 and 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ celebrated holiday fable from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Wassail Wassail,” “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” “Away in a Manger,” “Greensleeves,” “The Boar’s Head Carol” and many more. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic. In this adaptation for the stage, Andy Harvey plays Ebenezer Scrooge. Harvey hails from the Mountain State of West Virginia, and currently resides in the Atlanta area. He has his degree in interdisciplinary studies from Liberty University. He has most recently been seen as Nicky/Trekkie in “Avenue Q” (Springer Opera House), Frollo in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (Alluvion Stage Co.), and The Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz” (Crane River Theatre). He likes to paint, write, play guitar, walk in the woods, and the more than occasionally Net ix binge. Other cast members include Tyler Baxter, Alex Baylard, Andy Brown, Loui Clagget, Hannah Day, Sasha Denenberg, Blake Fountain, Emma Johnson, Matthew Blake Johnson, Kelly Kapur, Nick Lemay, Jocelyn Lonquist, Jon McDonald, Alex Mersman, Mackenzie Reidy, Natalie Riegel, Carly Schneider, Anna Segatti, Jo-Jo Steine, Jacob Valleroy, Sarah Williams and Ben Wolfred. Each of the 24-member ensemble supports both the story and the music with exceptional ensemble singing and dancing, while taking on a signi cant character as the story unfolds. The current directors and designers of this production do not attempt to stray from Charles Jones’ original concept. As stewards of the production they strive to convey to each company of players the integrity and the magic that are intrinsic to the piece. Looking ahead Clearwater “A Nice Family Christmas,” through Dec. 17, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddin nertheater.com.  The Outlaws, Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.  John Prine, Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $63.25. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com.  “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live,” Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.  Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sunday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.  “Close to You: Carpenters,” presented by Lisa Rock; Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com.  “A Christmas Carol,” Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 and 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.  Rockapella Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $30. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthe cap.com.  “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” Friday, Dec. 22, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.  Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2 and 7 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com.  Salute to Vienna, Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com.  Henry Rollins, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.  Elvis Birthday Bash featuring Scot Bruce and Mike Albert, Sunday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com.  Brad Garrett, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.  The Doo Wop Project, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.  The Zombies, Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.  Johnny Mathis, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com.  Art Garfunkel, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. atthecap.com.  “Lucky Stiff,” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Jan. 12, 2018, through Feb. 2, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or visit wp.wcplayers.org.  The Moody Blues, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $68.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com.Largo “Sorry! Wrong Chimney,” by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears; through Jan. 7, at Just For Laughs Dinner Theater, inside Havana Harry’s 2, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo. For performance times, ticket information or to make reservations, call 727-466-6546 or visit justfor laughsdinnertheater.com.  An Elvis Christmas Special starring Dwight Icenhower, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 727-5876793 or visit largoarts.com.  Thomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.  Free Fallin’ – A Tom Petty tribute; Friday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 727587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.  Lynn Trefzger, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.  Candid Camera’s Eight Decades of Smiles with Peter Funt, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.Pinellas Park Fourth Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Dec. 16, 4 to 8 p.m., in the Pinellas Arts Village, 5600-5800 blocks of Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. For information, visit www.facebook. com/pinellasparkculturalaffairs.  Wurlitzer Pipe Organ Concert, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N., Pinellas Park. The performance is free. Attendees may bring their own lunch. For information, call 727-369-5746.  Elvis’ Birthday Bash, Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. The performance is sold out. For information, call 727-369-5746.St. Petersburg Nate Najar’s Jazz Holiday, Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Reserved seat tickets start at $30. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.  Michael Carbonaro, Sunday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $29. Call 727-8937832 or visit themahaffey.com.  Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-893-7832 or visit thema haffey.com.  The Ten Tenors, Thursday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $47.50. 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7B Leader, December 14, 2017Pets of the weekMarcusThe warm appeal in his gentle eyes tells the tale of one, who, despite having never known the comfort of a home, remains, at the age of 10, the very soul of sweetness and love. Rat terrier mix Marcus is a former street stray from Miami. He deserves a life with a loving owner in a tranquil environment. Email Canine Estates at director@canineestates. com or call 727-412-0558. Silver BellChristmas kitties Silver Bell, Sugar Plum and Spice are waiting for holiday love and forever homes. Raised in a foster home, the 2-month-old sisters are fun, friendly and ne with other felines. Completely vetted and microchipped, the trio is available at Save Our Strays. Call 727-545-1116. Pictured is Silver Bell, a silver and white beauty. To view other loving cats, visit saveourstraysinc.com. It’s the holiday season again, a time of year when many families welcome new pets into their households. If this is you, congratulations on your new addition! Pets provide unconditional love and companionship, and you are on your way to having one of the most meaningful relationships of your life. However, having a pet is not just a one-way street. Pets require just as much love and attention as they provide, and there is a lot you need to know to be a good pet parent. We could ll hundreds of pages on the topic for sure, but here are 10 tips to get you started. 1. Most importantly, take your new pet to the veterinarian within two days of adoption. Because of shear volume, shelters are sometimes unable to provide the comprehensive veterinary care needed, and pets from breeders may or may not have been seen by a vet. Your veterinarian will provide a comprehensive exam, schedule any remaining vaccinations, perform diagnostic tests (such as feline leukemia testing and fecal screening), address any medical concerns, suggest an appropriate diet for your pet, microchip your pet, provide heartworm, ea, and tick prevention (if needed for your area), and discuss training and/or behavioral concerns. If your pet is not spayed/ neutered, your vet will discuss the best time for this. 2. Give the pet at least a week to get used to his new environment. For dogs, this means waiting a week before introducing him to dog parks, neighborhood pets, and lots of other people. Rather than giving them access to the entire house initially, keep them in a small room with a baby gate, especially one with hard oors that allow for easy clean-up; the stress of a new home can lead to a lapse in potty training. Crate-training is beyond the scope of this article, but including a crate in this room is highly recommended, as it can provide the dog with a safe place to go and can help with potty training. Also, be sure to provide a variety of toys for entertainment and chewing. Kong toys with frozen peanut butter, pumpkin, or broth provide hours of fun! For a new cat, it’s very important to give them a safe space away from other pets, children, and household clamor, where they can access food, water, and a litter box without disruption by other twoor four-legged family members. Don’t force contact with a cat; let them come to you. Cats are naturally curious creatures and will definitely emerge to investigate once they feel comfortable. Forcing interaction prior to this, when a cat is still feeling unsure of themselves, can create negative associations. Dogs can be introduced right away to other household pets – see below for instructions. Wait a week on cats, as the introduction will go far more smoothly if they are comfortable in their surroundings. 3. Potty train! Some pets come with good house or litter-box training, but even in these pets, reinforcement in a new environment is crucial. First and foremost, consistency is key. Establish a feeding schedule and pick up the dish 10-15 minutes after putting it down. Take your new puppy outside first thing in the morning, immediately after meals, and then hourly throughout the day, and just before bedtime. Always go to the same place and say the same command. Give him a chance to sniff around before he goes; it may take him a little while to gure out what is expected. Shower him with praise and/or treats when he goes. If he doesn’t go, keep him in a crate or under direct supervision, and try again in 15 minutes. Once your new pet learns the routine, you will be able to gradually decrease the number of trips outside and increase his freedom in the house. For cats, provide one more litter box than the number of cats. Once placed in the box, most kittens will use it, but you may have to make a practice of placing a new kitty in their box after eating, and hourly thereafter, until they get the hang of it. If they don’t scratch right away, you can move one of their paws in a scratching motion to get them started. 4. Don’t compromise on diet, and ask your vet for recommendations! Some foods have attractive claims and packaging, but not such attractive ingredients. In general, it is good practice to avoid arti cial colors/ avors and preservatives, but your vet will be able to give you names of brands that use more quality ingredients. The higher quality foods will be found at pet stores vs. the grocery store. If your new pet is a puppy or kitten, it is very important that they be fed puppy and kitten-speci c food; the dietary needs of growing animals are different than those of adults! Also, puppies and kittens are more likely to develop low blood sugar, so it’s important to feed them more frequently than adults. As a general rule, pets between 6 weeks and 3 months old should be fed four times daily. From 3-6 months of age, pets should be fed three times daily. After 6 months, you can switch to twice daily feedings. The transition to adult food usually occurs around 1 year, but this can differ by breed and when the animal was spayed or neutered, so be sure to check with your vet. Feed the amount speci ed on the bag for your pet’s weight. Always measure! This way, if your pet is too heavy or too thin, adjustments can easily be made. 5. Brush teeth! Dental disease is one of the most frequent health problems encountered in pets today, and it can cause a whole host of problems not limited to the mouth. For example, presence of chronic in ammation in the mouth from heavy dental tartar can make pets more susceptible to many chronic diseases, from diabetes to cancer. Brushing teeth requires some patience and training, and it’s easiest if you start early. Start with a small amount of pet-speci c enzymatic toothpaste on your nger and gently rub the teeth and gums. Reward your pet with praise and treats for staying still and allowing you to do this. Gradually increase the time of each session, and if you can, transition to a toothbrush. Make sure not to neglect that premolars and molars in the back of the mouth! Toothpaste for pets can be purchased at your vet’s of ce or a pet store. 6. Supervise all interactions of your new pet with children. Teach children gentle handling techniques. There are some good books out there that illustrate this very well. My favorites are “Tails Are Not for Pulling,” by Elizabeth Verdick and “May I Pet Your Dog?” by Stephanie Calmenson. As a quick synopsis, here are some things to avoid with children: taking food or toys from a dog (cats usually don’t mind, but its good practice to avoid this overall), close face-to-face contact, grabbing the tail or ears, bothering sleeping animals, hugging animals tightly or picking them up. 7. Pet-proof the house and yard. Pets are like children, especially puppies and kittens, they can get into everything! Remove any small items that can be choked on – including toys or bones that have been chewed to small fragments, toxic household cleaners, rodent/ insect traps, and poisonous plants. If you are uncertain about the toxicity of your plants, you can look them up at the ASPCA animal poison control web site: aspca.org/ pet-care/animal-poison-control/ toxic-and-non-toxic-plants. Also note that cats, in particular, love to play with string. String can be extremely hazardous to cats, because it can get stuck under the tongue, and then, when swallowed, pulls on the small intestine. So, remove all yarn, thread, ribbon, etc., from the reach of your kitty. Cats also love to get inside washers and dryers, so be sure to keep these closed, as well. Note that some pets are very clever and can get into closed cabinets. Consider child safety locks for cabinets containing poisonous materials. 8. Develop a “vocabulary list” and be consistent. If you want a pet to learn to lie down, use the restroom, or walk properly on a leash, consistency and positive reinforcement are key. While training is outside the scope of this article, keep in mind that having one word that is consistently used for each command is the way to go. 9. Have emergency numbers available! Keep the phone number and address of your veterinarian, the nearest emergency veterinarian, and poison control on your refrigerator. The number for the ASPCA Pet Poison Control Center is (888) 426-4435. 10. First impressions matter; short, positive interactions are the key to long-term bliss. For dogs, introduce the new family member to their prospective sibling on neutral territory, like a neighbor’s lawn or a park. Do not start with nose-to-nose contact; this may be perceived as threatening. Start with a walk in which the dogs have about 10 feet between them. If this goes well, allow them to make contact with each other still on leash. Give them a few minutes to sniff, then drop the leashes and allow them to investigate each other and even play for a few minutes. Keep the session short; this affords a higher probability of avoiding a tousle and keeping the mood positive. Once the dogs have had a few positive sessions, it’s time to have a meeting in the home. First, remove any food bowls or toys from the area that may incite con ict. Next, let the two dogs meet on leash in the resident dog’s yard. If the interaction is positive, let the new dog go into the home before the resident dog, so the resident dog doesn’t feel he has to defend his turf! Most dogs will do quite well with this Cats are trickier, as they are inherently solitary beings, so a lot more patience is required to introduce them. Upon arrival of the new cat, keep him in a separate room for at least a week, while they adjust to their new environment. After a week, feed the new cat and the resident cat on either side of the door to the new cat’s room, so they associate something positive with each other’s scent. Start with the dishes a few feet away from the door (on either side), and then gradually move the dishes closer to the door until they are touching the door, over the course of a few days. During this time, expose each cat to items that smell like the other. Once they are comfortable with the above, open the door between the two rooms and allow the cats to interact. Observe them closely for signs of aggression and, if seen, separate them, and then restart the introduction process in a few days. If the interaction is friendly, bring both cats into opposite sides of a large room, with toys, treats, or catnip. Again, observe them for signs of aggression, and discontinue the interaction immediately if seen. If the interaction is positive, again, keep it short and sweet. When introducing a cat to a dog or a dog to a cat, start as you would with the cat introduction, but instead of opening the door, place a baby gate across the door, so the cat can escape. Note that some dogs, especially those with strong prey drive, cannot ever be safely placed with cats. After regular short, positive interactions, your family of dogs and cats can be allowed to be together in the house under direct supervision. Until at least a few months of positive interactions, separate them when you leave the house, as their increase anxiety during this time makes negative interactions more likely. If you have a combination of dogs and cats, always give the cat(s) a safe place to escape from the dog(s), whether under direction supervision or not! Now that you are armed with tips, enjoy your new family member! Aimee Vasse, DVM, is a veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Dunedin, 1355 Pinehurst Road.Welcoming a New Pet 101 Speaking of PetsAimee Vasse, DVM BroncoBronco is the cutest little terrier/pit bull mix. Will you be the one to give this 1-year-old a forever home? The Humane Society of Pinellas is still learning more about Bronco every day. Watch the HSP website for live updates on Bronco. 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METAL PLATING Looking for a Reliable Person to Work and Learn in a Plating Shop Environment. Will Train. Must be able to lift parts in and out of plating tanks. Bene ts Provided. Call Dave: (727)572-9470 PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICESchool Crossing Guards $17.50 Per Hour (2 Hours Per Day Split Shift) Seeking responsible, mature individuals to work 180 day school calendar. Uniforms supplied. Application online at www.pcsoweb.com. For further information contact Human Resources, human_ resources@pcsonet.com Or call (727)582-6208. Note: No nicotine/ tobacco policy does not apply to this position. EOE/ADA NOW HIRING!IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! Groundsmen, Drivers & Tree Climbers! Top pay! Call (727)545-5885 Anna White Of ce Manager Jimmy Willett Tree Service CDL DRIVER Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Applicants for a Part Time Driver. Must Have a CDL License in Good Standing. Drivers Transport our Resident To and From Doctor Appointments; Banking; Shopping and Scheduled Activity Trips. Candidates Must Follow Company Guidelines Regarding Resident and Vehicle Safety. Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to : Margaret.kristall@ brookdale.com or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. COST ESTIMATOR (Telecommunication industry) for wireless communications projects; DUTIES: Project planning, project estimating, process management, develop cost estimates for purchase of materials and equipment. Perform cost-bene t analyses for product or installation options. Prepare spreadsheet analysis of program cost projection. Review job requirements and equipment needs for the eld. Collect asbuilt information on projects and provide periodic reports for management review. 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Professional Services 9B Leader, December 14, 2017 PROFESSIONALSERVICES FREE Service Call With Repair! Covering The Beaches To The Bay! Same Day Service Available!Appliance Repairs727.667.3539www.appliancemansam.com 091814 Is Your Pump Noisy or Producing Low Pressure?CALL EARL(727)544-0718 (727)439-2300WWW.WELLANDPUMPEXPERTS.COM Lic. #SWWM2214020614 660. Wanted to Buy CLEARWATER RECORD SHOPNow Buying And Selling LP’s 45’s 78’s Call (727)200-9397 CASH PAID FOR DIABETIC Test Strips! OneTouch, Freestyle, Accucheck, More! Must Not Be Expired, Opened. FREE Local Pickup! Prompt, Friendly, I Pay *Top Dollar*. Call David (727)266-0087 700. Pets & Animals PET GROOMING NEW CLIENTS SPECIAL! NEXT WORKSHOP SATURDAY DECEMBER 9TH $22 Any Dog Breed Includes Wash/ Dry/ Nails/ Ears and a Trim, Make Them Beautiful ... Affordably Our Salon Established in 1979 Academy of Animal Arts. (727)596-2547 academyofanimalarts.com 735. Of ce Equip. RECEPTION DESK 80”L X 27”D X 42”H (desk hgt 29”) $350 Solid Wood. Excellent Condition. Plenty of Space for Two Workstations. (727)449-9675 810. Auto Sales 2001 FORD TAURUS Reliable, Dependable, Maroon, 88k Miles. Must Sell! $1,500 (727)595-6014 835. Auto Services PAT’S AUTO INTERIORSSmall-Large Seat Repairs Headliners Small-Big Dent Repairs with (Perfect Color Match) Rust Holes Sand & Clear Headlights (Like New) WALNUT STRIPPING CARS AND FURNITURE Call for Details!! 4500 49th Street N, St. Pete. (727)526-5949 885. Autos Wanted THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will PAY MORE Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. HAROLD COREY, AUTO BROKER(727)595-9393 RN PART TIME Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking candidates for PART TIME RN position to work with our Personalized Living Department (Home Health) to assist in providing services for our residents to include: medication setup & monitoring; related paperwork; communicating with physicians & family, providing rst aid nursing care and assessments to residents. Coordinates Personalized Living functions with other departments. Detail oriented able to uphold all company policies and procedures. Approx. 20 hours per week various days and shifts. May include some weekends and holidays. Must be licensed RN in the State of FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. Please send resumes to Margaret.kristall@brookdale.com or fax to (727)581-8409. SECURITY GUARD Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Security Guards, 2 FULLTIME POSITIONS, 1 PART TIME POSTION, AND 1 POOL POSITION AVAILABLE. Guards are Responsible for Maintaining Secure Environment for All Residents and Associates Within Our Buildings/ Grounds. Greets Visitors, Responds to Emergencies. Answer Phones, Responds to Questions, Directs Calls or Take Message as Appropriate. Handles Minor Maintenance Emergencies, Maintains Familiarity with and Monitors all Emergency and Safety Equipment. E-mail Resumes: Margaret.kristall@brookdale.com or Fax: 727-581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE GOOD AT KEEPING HOUSE? RELIABLE? Quality Mid-Pinellas Cleaning Service Takes Pride in Our Work and the People Who Make Us Shine. Hours Monday-Friday With Weekends-Holidays Off. Experience a Plus but, Will Train. Valid Florida DL/Clean Record/ Background Check Required. Contact Patty (727)585-6243 1301 Seminole Blvd Suite 153A Largo LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community – PART TIME OPENINGS VARIOUS SHIFTS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. Please Apply in Person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo, FL, 33770 or Submit Resume to Margaret.kristall@brookdale.com ON-CALL SECURITY GUARD A Continued Care Community is Looking for an ON-CALL Security Guard. Must be Willing to Work Evening 4pm-12am & Overnight Shifts 12am-7am. This Position is ON-CALL but, May Also be Combined with an ON-CALL Driver Role. Responsible for Covering Resident Codes, Front Desk Coverage, Security of Campus Grounds, etc. Level I & II Background Checks & Drug Screening required. Applicants Can Apply in Person at 2701 Regency Oaks Blvd. Clearwater, FL or Email Resumes to svannatter@brookdale.com DIETARY AIDE a Continued Care Community is Hiring for Dietary Aide in our Five Star Skilled/Assisted Living Community. Morning 6am-2:30pm & Afternoon 2pm-7:30pm Shifts Available, Plus Weekends. Responsible for Kitchen Prep, Plating Food/Tray Sets, Serving & Dishwashing. Level I & II Background Checks & Drug Screening Required. Applicants Can Apply in Person at 2770 Regency Oaks Blvd. Clearwater, FL or email resumes to svannatter@brookdale.com 505. Part-Time Help TAMPA BAY TIMES Part Time Driver CDL Class A Local Runs! The Tampa Bay Times has immediate part time openings for drivers with CDL Class A license to drive Times vehicles to and from Distribution Centers adhering to standard routes in place. Driver is responsible for loading and unloading carts and/or bundles of newspaper. Opportunities are between the hours of 11 PM to 5 AM. Must be able to work throughout the week, including Saturday. Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid CDL Class A, good driving record, have suf cient driving hours available for scheduled shift and to comply with D.O.T. Hours of Service rules, ability to meet and safely perform the physical requirements of the position and complete/pass a DOT physical. Recent commercial driving experience is required. Great place to work! Tampabay.com/joinus LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE IN SEMINOLE Experienced and Local Only, $11 hour (727)238-4454 NESECITO PERSONA PARA Limpiesa de Casa una ves porse mana Casa pekena. Por favor Llamar (727)238-4454 PAW PAWS PET BOUTIQUE Located at Johns Pass in Madeira Beach is Hiring Part Time. Must have Flexible Schedule. Ideal for Retired Person. Apply Tuesday-Saturday 3:00-6:00pm, 166 Johns Pass Village Boardwalk W. Madeira Beach. Under Hooters on the Boardwalk. CUSTODIAN Part time manual work Housekeeping/building maintenance Night shift: 9PM-1AM $12.24/Hour For more details, go to: www.largo.com/jobs The City of Largo A Great Place to Work! EOE/DFWP CNA’s & HHA’s Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking CNA’s and HHA’s to work in Personalized Living within our upscale retirement community. The position requires candidates to assist residents with daily living activities based on their individualized plan of care. Job duties could include; escorting residents to doctor appointments, provide medicine reminders, dog walking, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, visitors and members of health care team; possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid CNA license or 75 hour HHA certi cation. HHA’s must have Certi ed CPR Training. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770. RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCA’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW; Largo FL 33770. KITCHEN UTILITY ASSOCIATE We currently have a position open for a Utility Associate in our kitchen. Position required associate to operate the dish machine, store clean equipment and utensils, as well as maintain the cleanliness of the dish area; ensuring all quality standards of sanitation are being met. No previous experience is required. Position available: Part time; various hours; must be available to work weekends and holidays. Position available PT, various hours; including some weekends and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo FL 33770. REMODELERS Hiring Employees & Sub-Contractors. Must Have Valid DL, Vehicle and Tools. 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