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By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO – If you ask employees of the city of Largo about Ellen Jensen, they will tell you the same thing: She was always there to help. Age was no match for her spirit as the longtime Largo resident spent decades donating time and energy to volunteer all over the city, inspiring plenty of people along the way. The 100-year-old Jensen died Jan. 13, and city and community leaders say the void she leaves behind is a big one. “Ellen lived a very active life and what she did for the city of Largo, words just cannot cover what she did for us, because she was always there,” City Commissioner Curtis Holmes said Jan. 16 after learning of her passing. Jensen’s contributions to the community include co-founding the Religious Community Services Food Bank in 1982, which led to being honored by President George H.W. Bush as a Daily Point of Light in 1991. She also served numerous organizations and at many facilities, including the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, Largo Woman’s Club, Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas, Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo Community Center, Largo Public Library, The Palms of Largo and others. “She was just always there. She was everywhere,” said June Barwick, Jensen’s See JENSEN, page 3A TBN's annual publication highlights seniors in the Tampa Bay area, health and wellness topics, as well as local arts and entertainment. … INSIDE.Are you looking for tips on staying t and active? By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersEvery 43 hours a person dies from opioids in Pinellas County. In 2016, the Medical Examiner’s Of ce reported 204 opioid-related deaths compared to only 105 the year before. A worsening health crisis has the county in its grips. These were some of the grim facts revealed in a presentation by two members of the county’s Opioid Task Force at the Jan. 9 county commission meeting. In an attempt to combat the situation, the county formed a task force in June 2017 that includes members from law enforcement, treatment providers, government of cials, school of cials, faith-based organizations and others, said Dianne Clarke, chief operating of cer and executive director of Operation PAR Inc. Clarke shared some of the information gleaned by the task force during its rst six ENTERTAINMENT Sheriff starts new immigration policy Pinellas among counties partnering with ICE … Page 6A. Volume 39, No. 17 January 25, 2018 Features Bridal Guide . . . . . . . . . .8A Business . . . . . . . . . . .13A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . .12-14A County . . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-3B Faith & family . . . . . . . . .12A Health . . . . . . . . . . . .12A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .15A Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .6A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .13A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .11ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising County task force paints bleak picture of crisisLargo doctor hopes to remove roadblocks from addicts' path to recovery by offering free opioid abuse treatment By WAYNE AYERSTBN CorrespondentBELLEAIR BLUFFS – A Complete Streets proposal for West Bay Drive that its backers say would make the road more bicycle and pedestrian friendly was presented at the Belleair Bluffs City Commission meeting Jan. 22. The plan was a modi ed version of a similar proposal the commission saw in October. At that meeting, commissioners and residents had opposed narrowing of traf c lanes on West Bay from 12 feet to 10, which would be needed to add a bicycle/pedestrian path on the south side of the road and landscaping on both sides. The reduced lanes would also slow traf c, with the objective of making the roadway safer. Whit Blanton, executive director of Forward Pinellas, the county group with responsibility for the plan, showed the latest version that he said incorporates responses to some of the concerns expressed earlier. The favored concept still has narrowed drive lanes, but the outside lane is reduced by 1 foot, from 12 feet to 11, while the inside lane remains 10 feet as previously planned. Blanton said the Florida Department of LARGO – Most people are probably just learning about the severity of the opioid abuse health crisis sweeping through the country, state and county. Dr. George Kamajian is not one of those people. He spent nearly four decades “dealing with dead people needlessly” while practicing emergency medicine in suburban Boston. For the past 10 years, he has witnessed the problem grow in Pinellas County while helping treat uninsured and underinsured patients at the Largo Clinic and Medical Spa in the Largo Mall. So, in order to help those with what he calls the disease of addiction, the doctor is offering a free visit to his office for any patient seeking help for narcotics use Sunday, Jan. 28, starting at 8 a.m. Along with the visit, the clinic will provide Suboxone, a drug approved by the federal government to help people discontinue the use of narcotics, for free. All they need to bring is a valid government identi cation. “The whole idea is to give them access to something different than what TBN StaffLARGO – Mission City Church recently announced that it will serve as one of more than 500 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, Feb. 9. Night to Shine is a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will take place in all 50 states and 16 countries around the world. Mission City Church, 801 Seminole Blvd., is the only location that will hold the event in Pinellas County this year.W. Bay project stalls in BluffsChurch to give special needs kids a night to rememberOfficials not happy with prospect of narrowing width of road's lanesJensen spent life in service of othersTBN FILE PHOTOEllen Jensen is shown at her 100th birthday party at the Largo Community Center in June. EPIDEMIC T a k i n g a i m a t a n Taking aim at an By CHRIS GEORGE  Tampa Bay Newspapers I can't x the de cit, I can't x the North Koreans and I can't x Trump, but I can work on this."– Dr. George Kamajian, of the Largo Clinic and Medical Spa, which will be offering a free visit to narcotics users Jan. 28 “ See WEST BAY, page 4A See PROM, page 3A See TREATMENT, page 4A See CRISIS, page 4ABeach Boys on the way to Tampa BayTampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Billy Joel, Gordon Lightfoot, Mary J. Blige, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett and The Beach Boys. … Page 3B.Performers to pay tribute to 3 artistsThree tribute artists will portray Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley on the stage of the Central Park Performing Arts Center when they perform Jan. 27. Presenting “the show they never gave,” this concert will be a live musical tribute to three of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers of all time. … Page 1B. BRIDAL GUIDE Get tips, tricks for your big dayThe January edition of Tampa Bay Newspapers’ Bridal Guide showcases the recently wedded in Pinellas and Pasco counties, and offers wedding planning tips, tricks and recommendations from local experts. ... Page 8A. COMMUNITY Nonpro ts y the extra mile for pupsA pair of Pinellas County nonprofit organizations recently teamed up to help transport six rescue puppies. While such stories are not uncommon, the unusual aspect of this mission was the fact that the pups were own from a shelter in Jacksonville to the Clearwater Airpark by representatives of the Helping Project, a nonpro t that provides nancial and additional support to other nonpro ts looking to make an impact in the community. … Page 14A. VIEWPOINTS Joe HendersonUSF St. Petersburg may lose its autonomy. … Page 11A. 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Largo 3A Leader, January 25, 2018daughter. “They all knew her. It was just funny, because you don’t think of your mother as a different person than the person you know. She had a presence outside our family, which left a decent-sized footprint.” Her efforts led to several accolades, including the Citizen of the Year and Inspire awards from the chamber of commerce and Volunteer of the Year Award from the Largo Community Center. Barwick said an award her mother received in 2009 summed up her personality. “The Community Center created a special award for her one year called the Energizer Award, and it was a big plush Energizer bunny with a plaque put on it,” Barwick said. “And that’s who she was. She was an energetic person who just participated in everything. She wasn’t participatory in a way a gossipy person would be. She was just ready to help.”A legacy of serviceHer passion for helping others began long before she arrived in Largo, though. Jensen, who was born in Long Island, New York, worked as a nurse there and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. John’s University. She would go on to teach public health nursing at Adelphi University before moving to Florida where she taught at Florida State University. “She was one of the few mothers when I was growing up who worked,” Barwick said. “And she not only worked but she was back at school getting advanced degrees.” After her husband, Richard, died in 1968, she returned to teach at Adelphi. Not long after, she came back to Florida to be a nursing consultant for the state. In 1970, she married Daniel Jensen, moved to Largo and began an active retirement life. “They got really wired into the community,” Barwick said. “They really in ltrated the community. They were active at the church (Christ Presbyterian), and, through that, they got very early involved in RCS.” The couple’s efforts led to the creation of the RCS Food Bank in 1982, which has helped sustain thousands of needy individuals and families. That legacy of selflessness has thrived over the years. As of October, the food bank has distributed more than 169,000 pounds of food directly to individuals and more than 189,000 pounds to agencies. Barwick said she is especially proud of her mother’s work on the food bank, which led to an honor from former President George H.W. Bush. “That, in my opinion, is the thing she should’ve been most proud of, because it had an extraordinary impact and still does,” she said. When Daniel died in 1995, Ellen became even more active as a volunteer, serving as the president of RCS in 1995-96 and with several Largo facilities. “She was a great person with a huge heart,” said Krista Pincince, assistant director of Largo’s Recreation, Parks and Arts department. “She was always willing to lend a helping hand. Even if she wasn’t there in a volunteer role, she was always there to say what can I do, how can I help.” In 2008, she moved to The Palms of Largo and continued to volunteer until she became ill in August of last year. “She had no complaints,” Barwick said. “She lived for a hundred years and had a lot of time, and she made pretty good use of it. She didn’t make a million dollars, but people knew her. They knew she was energetic and they knew she was kind and generous with her time.” A memorial service for Jensen will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., Largo. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jensen’s memory can be made to the RCS Food Bank, 503 S. MLK Jr. Drive, Clearwater, FL 33756, or online at JENSEN, from page 1A TBN FILE PHOTOEllen Jensen was named a Daily Point of Light by President George H.W. Bush in 1991 for her efforts with the RCS Food Bank. Shown is a photo of Jensen with Bush and a letter notifying her of the award, which honored extraordinary volunteers around the U.S. BarwickEvery guest enters the complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each guest, a respite room for parents and caretakers and a dance floor. 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4A Largo Leader, January 25, 2018 Around LargoVeterans Art Center to hold Casino NightLARGO – The Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay is offering an evening of prizes and entertainment at The Plaza at The Palms of Largo, 385 Alt. Keene Road, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 11 p.m. Folk University, with Mike Twitty and John Thrasher, will entertain guests with a musical performance. In addition to the many casino games, raf e prizes, an appetizer buffet and a cash bar, guests will be treated to a special unveiling of Greg Crumbly’s artwork that was commissioned by VACTB. With each event ticket that is now available for purchase via, guests will receive a $500 player card, one drink ticket and one raf e ticket. More details can be found on the Facebook event page.Registration open for annual Turtle TrotLARGO – The city of Largo and The Friends of Largo Nature Parks have teamed up to host the seventh annual Turtle Trot 5K at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 a.m. The Turtle Trot is a measured 3.1-mile at course that will take participants through McGough and Bonner parks’ trails, boardwalks and on to quiet neighborhood streets nearby. A T-shirt and goody bag are guaranteed for all preregistered runners. This is a chip-timed race and racing bibs and online run-time results will be available for all runners. Awards will be given to the overall male and female runners, overall master male and female and the top three nishers in each age group. Post-race refreshments and water will be available. Race fees are $20 preregistered and $30 after Feb. 9. The fee is nonrefundable and is limited to the rst 500 runners. Registration on race day will only be available if the 500-runner cap is not met. All proceeds will go toward supporting Largo Nature Parks. Registration forms can be found online at, Active. com or picked up at McGough Nature Park and Bonner Park, 14444 143rd St. N. For more information, visit or call 727-518-3047.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.Central Park hosts live music on third FridaysLARGO – Largo Central Park will feature live music, local food vendors, beer and wine on the third Friday of each month through April. Each month will feature a different local headliner from 7 to 10 p.m. Retribution will perform Feb. 16, Come Back Alice will take the stage March 16 and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Nuthin’ Fancy will close out the series April 20. This event is free to attend. For more information, visit LargoEvents. com.Friends of the Largo Library set for book saleLARGO – The Friends of the Largo Library is hosting a book sale through Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Largo Public Library. The sale will feature several genres of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and LPs. The cost is 50 cents each book or $1 for three books. Credit cards are not accepted. The sale is open to the public Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Jan. 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., attendees can ll a brown paper grocery bag with books for $1.Library features exhibit on Florida shingLARGO – “The Lure of Florida Fishing” will be on exhibit at Gallery 120 in the Largo Public Library through Wednesday, Feb. 28. On loan from the Museum of Florida History, the exhibit features 22 paintings by noted southern artist William Aiken Walker (18381921). He traveled throughout the south painting scenes of rural life. From 1889-1920, he wintered in Florida and stayed for a season at the artists’ studios at Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine. Walker was an avid sherman and outdoorsman and painted images of many kinds of game sh. For more information, call 727-587-6715, email libraryinfo@largo. com or visit Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Highland offering ballroom dancing classes LARGO – Highland Recreation Complex is now offering ballroom dancing classes for families, who will be taught in a casual, fun environment with lively, contemporary music. Class will be on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The monthly cost is $40 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Friday Night Fever event to be heldLARGO – Kids can play in the gym, Playworld, Game Room and Exerplay at Highland Recreation Complex during a Friday Night Fever event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26. The snack shop will be open for pizza, drink and snack purchases. A registration form is required for each child, who must be between ages 3 and in the fth grade. Preschool children are separate from school-age children. The cost is $6 for members and $12 for nonmembers.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-518-3131.Center’s aspiring writers group seeks writersLARGO – The Aspiring Writers Group at the Largo Community Center is looking for new members. Under the direction of Angela Pisaturo, the program teaches the fundamentals of writing for beginning writers through word exercises, group writing and class critique. The group meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 per week for members and $24 for nonmembers. Preregister for the entire month and receive a discount. Center offering paint and sip partiesLARGO – The Largo Community Center will host a Painting Party at The Studio @ The Center on Friday, Feb. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. In a stress-free environment, experienced instructor Pamela Armentano will guide participants through the process of creating a painting. No art experience or special skills needed. The price of $40 includes one 16-by-20-inch canvas, all paints and supplies and one beverage (beer, wine, soda, bottle water, coffee or tea). Additional beverages are available for purchase. Preregister by Friday, Jan. 26.Center to host wellness workshopLARGO – A wellness workshop will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Largo Community Center. The workshop will focus on healing with food. These short workshops offer techniques for staying healthy and active. The workshop is free to Largo Recreation members and $5 for nonmembers.Candle-making party slated for Feb. 16LARGO – Join the Tampa-based Tipsy Candle Company on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Largo Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a fun candle making workshop. See LARGO, page 5A WEST BAY, from page 1A Transportation guidelines for Complete Streets programs permit lane widths as narrow as 10 feet. While most traf c engineers prefer 12-foot lanes (as West Bay is now) because they are more accommodating to larger vehicles, 11-foot lane widths “are acceptable and common all over Florida.” He said the minimum acceptable width is 10 feet, which is the width of the inside traf c lane being proposed on West Bay. More landscaped medians and pedestrian islands are planned. “There are several opportunities for midblock crossings” on the roadway stretches covered, which is West Bay Drive from Clearwater-Largo Road to the Causeway Bridge, Blanton said. The work would be done in connection with a planned resurfacing of West Bay, which Blanton said is currently on hold until a decision is made on the roadway changes. Blanton said the plan would, in addition to making West Bay Drive safer for pedestrians and bicyclers, create “a sense of place,” making the area “a destination” instead of a drive-through.Narrowing lanes opposedBut commission members and residents remained skeptical, especially of the bene ts of the narrowed traf c lanes. “This is a huge project that will change everything and we have to get it right,” said Mayor Chris Arbutine. Commissioner Suzy Sofer said she had concerns about large vehicles on narrowed traf c lanes. “We have oversized boat trailers, landscaping trailers and lawn equipment,” she said. “We have boats being taken to the boat ramp here. And we’re trimming down these lanes and tying it to the concept of safety. I’m asking, ‘Does this create a bigger unsafe situation for the area?’” Another big concern, Sofer said, is continuing the traf c ow. “We don’t want it to back up, so people in Belleair Beach are not able to get home.” “I see a really tremendous traf c situation happening,” Sofer said. She said before she approves any concept being proposed for changes on West Bay Drive, “There are many questions that we need answered.” Commissioner Taylour Shimkus said she is concerned for the residents, “who have a large stake in this,” as well as the businesses. “I’ve heard from a ton of residents, as well as business owners, who are not in favor of this,” Shimkus said. In Belleair Bluffs, “we have boat ramps, we have trucks, we have SUVs,” Shimkus said. “This is a beautiful concept, but it’s not the reality of the area we live in.” Shimkus said she also believes people will be confused by having one traf c lane narrower than the other. “How are people going to know they can only drive in the right lane if they have a big car or truck or oversized vehicle?” Shimkus said. Commissioner Joseph Barkley said, “We want to do this in a way that accommodates the needs of the people in Belleair Bluffs, as well as Largo, Belleair and out on the beaches.” Wrapping up the commissioners’ comments, Arbutine told Blanton, “You’ve heard what we’re saying, ‘We need a wide road, we don’t want a narrow road.’ These are things we have to have.” The mayor also said he has lived in Belleair Bluffs all his life, and “I’ve seen West Bay Drive when it was two lanes. I love it now, and I don’t want to screw it up.” Residents at the meeting also spoke out, opposing the narrower traf c lanes. Jeff Moakley, a Largo resident, said the landscaped medians should be eliminated so the traf c lane widths can remain unchanged. “We need 12-foot lanes,” Moakley said. “Eliminate at least one of the (landscaped) medians, if not all three.” Also, “Bikes don’t belong on West Bay,” he said. “Traf c speed is not a problem,” Moakley said, and if it is, police enforcement, not narrower lanes, is the answer. Bluffs resident Darlene Kavanagh said West Bay Drive is a thoroughfare road, and people use it to get from Point A to Point B. Countering Blanton’s comment that many motorists drive in excess of 50 mph, Kavanagh said, “I’m lucky to reach 25 miles per hour sometimes.” “I don’t see speeding as a problem” on West Bay Drive, Kavanagh said. Arbutine suggested a special workshop meeting, with local business owners and other interested parties present, where the county would come back with options that could be discussed before proceeding with a final design. He said, “We need things like car counts, and why it makes sense to do what you’re proposing.” Blanton said he would “be happy” to meet further with the city and business owners to try to resolve the issues and concerns about the Complete Streets program. But time is running out, Blanton warned. The county wants to get on with the road resurfacing project, which will be done in connection with the proposed road changes. “We need to get some resolu-tion of this in the next two to three months, and by mid-March we would like to have some direction,” Blanton said. The next step in the process for the county will be an engineering design study. Photo by BRIAN GOFFForward Pinellas aims to imp rove the stretch of West Bay Drive from the Pinellas Trail to the Causeway Bridge. Belleair Bluffs commissioners, however, are not fond of some of the ideas to change it, such as narrowing some of the lanes.they are doing,” Kamajian said. “Something that’s legal and proven to be safe.” He said the idea for the free visit started around Christmas, but his yearning to do more to help addicts has been consuming him for a while. “I have no dog in the race,” he said. “I’ve got nobody I know who’s addicted to drugs – thank God – and I haven’t lost any loved ones – thank God. I can’t x the de cit, I can’t x the North Koreans and I can’t fix Trump, but I can work on this.” Kamajian’s clinic offers officebased opioid therapy, which allows primary physicians to provide drugs like methadone or Suboxone to help addicts wean themselves off opiates. Kamajian said the process is heavily regulated, requiring contracts and drug screens, and also costly at $300 for initial visits, which is why he thinks a free visit can make a difference. “I’m one of the lowest cost providers in town at $300 to get in,” he said. “Most charge a lot more than that. And most addicts don’t have that all in one time. They might have $80 at a time to buy their pills once a day, but where do they get two days in a row worth to pay the entrance fee?” Federal regulations provide another barrier, he said. Physicians must apply to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to become certi ed to provide the drugs to treat opioid dependence. Doctors who have prescribed drugs to 100 patients for at least one year can treat as many as 275 patients under the latest regulations. “There’s a lot more than 275 patients out there,” Kamajian said. “So, it’s restricted by the number of certificates that the feds allow doctors to have and it’s restricted by the economics of how many people can pay the entrance fee to get a medical appointment. So, what we’re trying to do is just bypass all that.” Kamajian said the goal is just to get people to try, so he doesn’t care if patients stick with him for the entire treatment that can last months or if they continue their treatment at other organizations, such as Operation Parental Awareness and Responsibility, which offers outpatient, residential and medically assisted patient service programs. “I’m at the tail end of my practice life,” he said. “My goal is to help save people.”Other options in LargoMarvin Coleman, vice president of community and business relations with Operation PAR, said the kind of treatment Kamajian employs is de nitely effective. But for those who need more help, the organization has a residential treatment campus on 66th Street in Largo that even caters to mothers. “The women’s and children’s village allows an opportunity for a mother struggling with addiction to bring her children to treatment with her,” Coleman said. He said the village offers a shortterm program that lasts up to 30 days and a long-term program that can go from three months to a year. He added that the cost of each program is based on a client’s income, so it works on a sliding scale that makes it affordable. Access and availability are important, Coleman said, because the problem is mounting in Pinellas and there aren’t many treatment providers. “In Pinellas County, there are not many other programs that offer the full range of services that we provide,” he said. “There are some other programs that will offer outpatient services or there are some private facilities that will offer the medically assisted patient service programs or methadone programs, but not many that offer the full spectrum that we offer.” Kamajian said there are some side effects of the treatment that patients may want to consider, though. “Sobriety or they may get a job,” he joked. For more information about the free visit, call 727-517-1500 or visit the clinic at 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360. months of work. For example, 59 percent of opioid deaths in 2016 were males and 96 percent of the victims were white. Ages ranged from 16-77, but the age group with the most deaths was 53-57, followed by 28-32 and 33-37. Some of the deadliest opioids found in the county are carfentanil (elephant tranquilizer), fentanyl and furanyl. Fentanyl analogs identi cations in post mortem cases currently exceed both oxycodone and heroin. “This is a different type of drug use and different type of community issue,” she told commissioners. Clarke presented a map showing where deaths had occurred throughout the county to make the point that locations were “across the board.” “They’re not just in a certain section of the county. They’re widespread, which is really concerning,” she said. Fortunately, not every opioid overdose results in death, but they do put a burden on the county’s transport system, she said. In 2016, the EMS/Fire Administration Department recorded 2,529 overdose transports. Other related problems in the Task Force’s report include an increase in blood borne diseases resulting from intravenous drug use, a hike in the use of opioids by pregnant women resulting in more babies being born exposed to the drug. Department of Health Pinellas’ Director Ulyee Choe described the problem as a “public health crisis.” “For the past two years there has been a decrease in life expectancy in the United States,” which health of cials attribute to opioid use, he said. Choe pointed out that there is no silver bullet to combat the problem. A comprehensive approach is needed. Health care providers, law enforcement, schools, communities and families all play a role in eliminating opioid-related deaths, injuries and misuse.Five goalsThe task force has identi ed ve goal areas. Each area has a subcommittee working to develop strategy plans for each goal. Goal 1 is to increase education and awareness of the dangers of opioids by coordinating with schools, health care providers, pregnant women and the public to share information, as well as expanding training for physicians, dentists, medical providers and healthcare students. Goal 2 is to reduce opioid deaths by increasing the availability of drug overdose treatment kits throughout the county and training rst responders in their use. In addition, plans call for promoting awareness to those who are dependent on opioids, their families and their friends. Goal 3 focuses on increasing availability and access to treatment and addiction therapy in places such as the jail, primary care of ces, emergency rooms, hospitals and courtrooms. Maintaining current funding and seeking new funding to support addiction treatment is critical. Choe said goal 3 targeted what he termed as a “root cause” because not enough addicts have access to treatment programs, which is a national, state and local problem. “It’s the biggest gap,” he said. Clarke said a pilot program was starting at St. Anthony’s Hospital linking those coming in for overdoses or being Baker Acted due to addiction problems with treatment programs within 24 hours. “Things are in the works to link physical and behavioral health together,” she said. Goal 4 calls for reducing the supply of opioids by decreasing illegal distribution and reducing demand through coordination with law enforcement agencies. Plans also include establishing a pilot program with mental health workers collaborating with law enforcement to combat the problem. Goal 5 involves improving information sharing efforts to better examine trends of opioid misuse and promote the use of standardized data. Commissioner Pat Gerard asked Clarke and Choe about a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott to limit opioid prescriptions to only a three-day supply. Clarke said opinions varied, explaining that the longer someone takes the drug, the greater the risk of addiction. Gerard and other commissioners expressed concern about the affect the restriction would have on those with chronic pain. Clarke said the restriction would be difficult for those with chronic pain and people with stage 4 cancer. “Three days is ridiculous for those dealing with chronic pain,” Commissioner Charlie Justice said. The governor’s plan would require them to get a new written prescription every day. Justice asked if the issue was more a problem with prescriptions or with those obtaining drugs on the streets. The problem is easy access, Clarke said. She said opioids are readily available and the price is cheap. “If they can’t get it from a doctor, they’ll go into the streets,” she said. She explained that the drugs affect brain chemistry and once the chemistry is changed, it needs to be stabilized by taking more of the drug. “They do what they have to do to stabilize,” she said. The task force plans to complete its documentation and public awareness campaign materials within the next couple of weeks. County Attorney Jewel White said seven or eight groups had responded to the county’s request for proposals to take the ght to the courts. She said an evaluation committee would look at the proposals Jan. 10. She expects to bring back information to the commission about a future lawsuit later this month or early February. The city of St. Petersburg has agreed to partner with the county on any litigation against manufacturers or distributors. “We should be able to nd a good team to represent the county on this issue,” she said. TREATMENT, from page 1A CRISIS, from page 1A Visit to read previous coverage of the project, including thoughts from the Largo City Commission. TBN


Largo 5A Leader, January 25, 2018From melting the wax to selecting the scent for a one-of-a-kind candle, this workshop is a great experience for individuals and groups. The price is $40 and includes all supplies for one full-size scented candle plus one beverage. Center to host Sweethearts BallLARGO – The Largo Community Center will host the 2018 Sweethearts Ball on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. Adults and seniors will enjoy a romantic, semiformal evening complete with live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, cash bar and plenty of photo opportunities. Tickets, which are on sale at the center, cost $15 per person or $25 per couple. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 727-895-9073.  Sunday Social Dance: Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress, and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to t every taste. Cost is $10.Monthly events Free movies: First Wednesdays at 1 p.m., and third Fridays at 7 p.m. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and are shown with closed captioning when available. Light concessions will be available. Check the Largo Lantern or call 727-518-3131 for a listing of movies. Group meetingsLargo Woman’s ClubLARGO – The Largo Woman’s Club meets the rst Tuesdays of each month at 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, Feb. 6, and the speaker will be Nick Patel from USAmeriBank. 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 321-288-1239.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. The meal 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.Kiwanis 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 Caf, 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 or call 727-536-0412. LARGO, from page 4A City BriefsCity to swap out residential garbage carts in FebruaryLARGO – During February, the city of Largo will continue to replace outdated residential garbage cans. The older carts, some of which are nearly 20 years old, have become increasingly expensive to repair and can cost double the price of new carts to replace, according to of cials. Residents in affected areas are asked to empty out their old carts and leave them by the curb after new cart delivery. Old carts will be collected the same week and recycled into new materials. The following areas will be part of the cart swap Feb. 5-9:  East of Highland Avenue to U.S. 19, south of East Bay Drive  South of Rosery Road to East Bay Drive, between Missouri Avenue and Lake Avenue  South of Ulmerton Road to West Bay Drive, between Missouri Avenue and Parkview Road Cart drop off will take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 5-6. 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6A Police Leader, January 25, 2018 Police BeatPickup strikes school bus; students unharmedCLEARWATER – None of the 38 students on their way to Safety Harbor Middle School on Jan. 22 suffered injuries when a pickup rear-ended their school bus about 9:30 a.m. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Northeast Coachman Road just west of U.S. 19. Clearwater police charged Matthew Luther, 38, of Clearwater with careless driving and he was cited for having an expired tag. Police say most of the students on the bus boarded another bus and continued on to school. Some parents picked up their children at the scene. Paramedics took the bus driver, who was not identi ed, to the hospital as a precaution.Motorcyclist crashes while eeing from deputiesCLEARWATER – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash that occurred about 3:47 p.m. Jan. 20 in the eastbound lane of State Road 590, just west of the McMullen Booth Road intersection in Clearwater. According to deputies assigned to the sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team, Michael Brown, 21, of Clearwater was driving his 2016 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on U.S. 19 North, near Drew Street in Clearwater. A deputy observed Brown speeding and driving recklessly as he weaved in and out of traf c. The deputy followed Brown as he made an eastbound turn onto State Road 590. The deputy activated his emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop Brown. Investigators say Brown ed from the deputy at a high rate of speed and continued eastbound on State Road 590. The deputy did not pursue Brown and lost sight of the motorcycle. Investigators say Brown continued eastbound on State Road 590 at a high rate of speed passing several vehicles on the roadway. As Brown approached McMullen Booth Road, Douglas Deserre, 60, of Clearwater pulled out of a shopping center on the south side of State Road 590 in his 2004 Subaru Outback. Deserre was making a turn onto State Road 590 when he saw Brown traveling towards him at a high rate of speed. Deserre stopped his vehicle in the roadway and tried backing up to avoid a collision; however, Brown lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the driver side of Deserre’s Subaru. Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Brown to St. Joseph’s Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Deserre was not injured. Investigators say Brown’s speed was a contributing factor in the crash. Impairment does not appear to be a factor. Criminal charges are pending for Brown.CPD quickly capture carjacking suspectCLEARWATER – It didn’t take long for Clearwater police of cers to nd and arrest a suspect in connection with a carjacking near Crest Lake Park on Jan. 22. According to police, Samuel Eric Brown, 39, of Clearwater was taken into custody less than 90 minutes after he allegedly committed the crime. Police received a call from a driver for United Cab about 7:40 a.m. who reported he had been robbed and his vehicle taken at knifepoint. The suspect ed driving the taxi but later abandoned it just west of the crime scene at Highland Avenue and DeLeon Street. Multiple police of cers including K9 units were searching for the suspect when an of cer traveling on Highland Avenue, just a few blocks north of where the taxi was abandoned, noticed a man matching the suspect’s description. Brown was taken into custody just after 9 a.m. He was charged with armed robbery and carjacking. The driver of the taxi was not injured.Former president of youth football organization charged with grand theftPALM HARBOR – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested the former president of the Suncoast Youth Football Conference Jan. 18 on one charge of grand theft. Leonard Anderson, 61, of Palm Harbor is accused of stealing from the conference on multiple occasions from December 2016-May 2017. The crimes occurred at Regions Bank, 104786 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs. Detectives began their investigation in May, after the Suncoast Youth Football Conference reported they had noted multiple discrepancies during a nancial audit. According to detectives, more than $29,000 was stolen. Detectives determined Anderson used the money for his own personal gain, to include purchasing a mobile home. A warrant was issued for Anderson on Jan. 17 and he was arrested by deputies on Jan. 18. Anderson was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident. Bail was set at $25,000. He was released on surety bond the same day.– Compiled by SUZETTE PORTER Photo courtesy of CLEARWATER PDClearwater police of cers take Samuel Eric Brown into custody Jan. 22 on charges of armed robbery and carjacking. By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO – National Sheriff’s Association CEO and Executive Director Jonathan Thompson called it a “historic moment” as he and other law enforcement officials gathered in Largo the afternoon of Jan. 18 to announce a new partnership between the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and 17 Florida sheriffs. The new Basic Ordering Agreements allow sheriffs to hold people they arrest who are in the United States illegally up to 48 hours so ICE can come and get them. The National Sheriffs’ Association and Major County Sheriffs of America worked with ICE to develop the BOA process that assures undocumented immigrants held in county jails are under federal authority, giving local law enforcement liability protection from potential litigation. ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan thanked Thompson and Pinellas County Sheriff and MCSA Treasurer Bob Gualtieri for their work on the agreement during a press conference at the sheriff’s Administration Building in Largo. “Local cooperation and local partnerships are essential to our work and vital to ensuring public safety and strengthening national security,” he said. The new agreement with ICE makes communities safer and more secure from criminal activity by ensuring that “dangerous illegal aliens” with no legal standing to be in the United States are not released back into the community, he said. In addition, it allows ICE of cers to take custody of a suspect in the “safety and security of a county jail.” “This agreement will keep them (law enforcement) a little bit safer and this agreement will keep citizens of Florida a lot safer,” Homan said. Gualtieri said the new agreement with ICE had nothing to do with the “complex topic” of immigration or people who were “simply here illegally.” “And it is not about the politics of illegal immigration,” Gualtieri said. “It is entirely about public safety, and ICE and law enforcement working together so those we are sworn to protect don’t unnecessarily become crime victims.” There are an estimated 1 million criminal undocumented immigrants in the United States, Gualtieri said, adding that recently released statistics show that 94 percent of them in federal custody are here illegally. The sheriff believes that an equally high percentage of those in custody at the state and local level are illegals. Gualtieri explained that the new agreement is a housing agreement between the ICE and the sheriffs. Under federal law, ICE can contract with sheriffs to house undocumented immigrants in their jails. 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County 9A Leader, January 25, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER – PSTA and the city of Clearwater are working together to solve an age-old problem of how best to get people to Clearwater Beach. Officials from PSTA and the city updated the Forward Pinellas Board on Jan. 10 about projects that are part of a cooperative relationship to improve the State Road 60 corridor – the main thoroughfare to Clearwater Beach. Cassandra Borchers, PSTA’s chief development officer, talked about the spring break seasonal service partnership between the city and PSTA. The service, first offered in 2017, will be available again in 2018. In 2017, Spring Break Trolley Park and Ride was from Feb. 24April 30. This year, the free service is scheduled from Feb. 19-April 29. Borchers said much about the behavior of those going to the beach had been learned during the rst year of free trolley rides to the beach. She said PSTA would be asking the city to help fund this year’s program, estimated to cost $135,000. Borchers also announced that PSTA’s new Clearwater Beach Transit Center should be complete in February just in time for spring break. The new center should help people locate that “hard to find one seat ride” from the beach to destinations in northern parts of the county and back, she said. The new transit center also will facilitate the county’s first “bus queue jump,” which will allow buses to bypass and get in front of traffic. PSTA and the city are working together on the project, which will be a necessary part of a future TIA Express service when funding becomes available. PSTA has asked the state legislature for $2.2 million to help fund TIA Express, which would provide rides from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Officials estimate annual ridership would be between 115,000-265,000. PSTA also is asking legislators for money to create a Clearwater Memorial Bridge Bus Way. Borchers said a bus way would help eliminate traffic backups from downtown Clearwater to the beach. It would feature an exclusive lane for existing trolley services. The lane also could be used by TIA Express buses and emergency vehicles. Another project on the list is the Clearwater Intermodal Center, which would replace the aging Park Street Transfer Center. Borchers said a $1.2 million grant would fund the planning and design phases of the project. PSTA expects to award the design contract later this year. The site selection analysis is complete and the preferred site is a location owned by the city. Currently, there is no money currently available for construction. The plan is to get everything ready while PSTA works on a funding strategy, Borchers said. Some additional improvements are in the works to improve pedestrian safety, especially near the roundabout, which Paul Bertels, city of Clearwater’s manager of Traffic Operations, talked about. Bertels said the roundabout is working well to manage traf c on Clearwater Beach. He said during spring break 6,000-10,000 people ock to the area and about 60,000 cars use the roundabout. No crashes with pedestrians have been reported, he said. However, there is a problem with people thinking the paver area around the inside of the roundabout is a sidewalk. It is actually meant to serve as a truck apron. Bertels said the plan is to remove the pavers and landscape the area to force people to use a crossing area. The city is installing a signalized crosswalk to allow for a safe crossing just west of the new transit center, he said. He said the crosswalk should be complete by the time the new transit center opens. Plans call to remove the pavers after spring break. The cost is $154,000. Doreen Caudell, Clearwater Council member and member of the Forward Pinellas Board, suggested as an alternative that the city fence off the area around the pavers, using the same as fencing as the city currently has in place to keep pedestrians out of other areas on the beach. She said the city should leave the pavers in place to serve their original purpose as a truck apron. She said if the fencing was placed correctly, it would not allow walking in the area. She said it would save the city the cost of removing the pavers, as well as installation and maintenance of landscaping. Caudell advocates the use of an elevated walkway in the future that could accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. 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Viewpoints 11A Leader, January 25, 2018Boom! That sound you heard emanating from the western side of the Tampa Bay area wasn’t a sonic blast, or the exhaust fumes from an unidentified flying object. But if you’re still searching for answers to why your windows rattled this morning, check out the University of South Florida St. Petersburg – or, as that campus likes to call itself, USFSP. Of cials and faculty are no doubt still pondering how their life will be different if a move in the Florida Legislature is to combine USF’s three branches – Tampa, St. Pete, and Sarasota-Manatee – into one big single university is successful. So what, you ask? So, here’s what: goodbye relative autonomy for the smaller schools and hello to a new identity of being simply a branch off the giant USF main tree in Tampa. And if you don’t know how much they would hate that in St. Pete and Sarasota-Manatee, then you don’t understand university politics. USFSP has a history of going rogue against the authority of the Mother Ship on Fowler Avenue in Tampa. The short version is this: the good educators in St. Pete don’t want to be a branch on anyone’s tree. They have wanted to be a separate entity, making their decisions. With the blessing of the Legislature in the 1990s, that’s kind of what they got after faculty and of cials in St. Pete complained about being disrespected by the larger campus in Tampa. There were limitations to that independence, as now-former USFSP regional chancellor Sophia Wisniewska learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. She was red by USF President Judy Genshaft for essentially dereliction of duty when she left town during the storm but tried to imply that she was on the job protecting students and the campus. “Your conduct created an intolerable safety risk to our students and the USFSP community,” is how Genshaft phrased it. St. Pete got the message: You still belong to me. Not long after that, the St. Pete campus lost one its main defenders when powerful state Sen. Jack Latvala resigned after being caught up in a sex scandal that swirls today. Latvala ercely fought for the autonomy of USFSP while in of ce, and of cials in Tampa were concerned that he might try to break off the St. Pete campus altogether – following the model by former state Sen. J.D. Alexander who hijacked the USF campus in Polk County to create Florida Polytechnic University. Tampa officials were concerned Latvala might try to include the prestigious USF College of Marine Science in a hostile takeover. The college, while located on the St. Pete campus, has been under full control of Tampa and is a cash cow in terms of generating donations. With Latvala gone, though, the relative silence coming from Tampa after Tuesday’s news that Rep. Chris Sprowls led a bill that would combine the campuses indicates Genshaft probably is smiling quietly. For what it’s worth, Sprowls, a Palm Harbor Republican, is a USF graduate. Without Latvala to break knees and lead the opposition, the odds that this consolidation happens would seem to be greatly increased. Sprowls told the Tampa Bay Times that everyone should be happy about this because, “It’s an opportunity for St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee to have a pre-eminent university in their community. I think, naturally, it will have them rising together as opposed to being separate limbs.” I doubt seriously that’s how USFSP is looking at this. It goes back to the long regional rivalry between Tampa and St. Pete, and the complaint from the west side of the Bay that Tampa gets everything. That’s not as true as it used to be. In this case though, it might be the best way to describe what might happen. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. LETTERS Narrower lanes raise questions Re: “Which road to take,” Jan. 18. Editor: With Florida law stating the max track width of vehicles is 102 inches (8 1/2 feet) and a lot of trucks with tires exceeding the width of their fenders, are the of cials at Forward Pinellas considering these issues if they plan on constructing narrower lanes along West Bay Drive? Try driving on Mehlenbacher facing one of these behemoths coming from the opposite direction. Thank you for your consideration and any fact corrections. Ronald Skidmore LargoBuild a monument to TrumpEditor: The Donald’s determination to build a “border wall” has very little to do with “illegal immigration;” it is clearly an effort to stroke his narcissistic ego. Rather than throw billions of dollars at constructing such a massive “boondoggle,” why not compromise – build a very massive Trump Shrine right down there at the border between USA and Mexico. Even name it The Donald Trump Immigration Shrine! Trump’s own monument! Ooh-La-La! Debbie & Carey Allen Tierra VerdeMaintain home rule in Florida Editor Home Rule was voted on and adopted into Florida’s constitution by 1973, thereby ending challenges to city and county powers. In Article VIII, Section 2(b) of the constitution it so states that “Municipalities shall have governmental, corporate, and Proprietary powers to enable them to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions, and render municipal services, and may exercise power for municipal purposes except as otherwise provided by law.” Fiscal taxing authority is reserved to the state. To otherwise revoke or impede the capability of the municipalities within the state of Florida to conduct local business that we as citizens in the state of Florida are accustomed to being solved locally would only serve to make the governing process unwieldy if all has to have its blessing by Tallahassee. Being able to enact ordinances, codes and resolutions as a chartered government working in concert with Tallahassee is a precious gift that should not be impeded. In closing, I have one question. If indeed our state legislature wishes to interfere in the governance of local municipalities, then how can they complain about the federal government impeding a state’s right to govern itself? Pamela McAloon Palm Harbor I bring good news for any world travelers who may chance upon this column: you can now dine in Paris without worrying about which suit or dress (or almost anything) that you wear. At the O’Naturel Restaurant you need only to wear a smile. That dining establishment has become open to nudists. Nudity has long been a topic of interest for humankind. Most of us were born nude, but didn’t stay that way for long. Blankets and diapers were immediately provided, and we were soon wrapped in the custom of covering ourselves against the weather, prying eyes and other external forces. Exceptions to this practice have occurred over the years. They include nudist colonies, nude beaches and a photographer named Spencer Tunick who specializes in assembling huge throngs of buck-naked volunteer men and women and then taking stupendous crowd shots. Attitudes toward nudity vary greatly. For some examples, just Google “nude Paris restaurant” and read the comments. I’d quote some of the jokes, but many of them are tasteless (excuse the accidental pun) and should not appear in a family newspaper, even though any 15-yearold with an I.Q. of 88 or more can easily come up with his or her own list of raucous quips. The O’Naturel Restaurant seats 40 customers. Clothed and naked diners sit next to one another, which provides conversational topics or else squelches social chit-chat altogether, I suppose. Upon arriving at the restaurant, the noodies (my term, but feel free to use it) are taken to a special cloakroom. There they deposit every stitch of raiment, except that women may wear high heels into the dining area. I’m not sure whether necklaces, bracelets and earrings are also allowed. I’m sure perfume is permitted. Picture this: a hungry couple (let’s call them Durand) wander into O’Naturel without knowing it welcomes noodies to its premises. The couple are seated, but suddenly realize they’re next to a table full of naked diners. What can the Durands do? If they ask the waiter to nd them a table far from any noodies, they may be called anti-nudists and be banned from ever again setting foot in the restaurant. But this is unlikely to occur, since the French are notoriously open-minded, except toward foreign tourists who speak the French language poorly and know little about wine. O’Naturel’s kitchen staff remains fully clothed (I can hear the sighs of “Thank God!”). So do the waiters, waitresses, busboys, busgirls and any stray chanteuses hired to titillate (if that’s the appropriate word) the diners. The hazards of nude dining (for both customers and waiters) are obvious. In a conventional restaurant, spilling a cup of hot tea or a bowl of steaming soup might result in little more than a stained dress or pair of trousers. But with no clothing to protect the diner, signi cant injury and subsequent lawsuits could quickly follow. Has the O’Naturel Restaurant been troubled by swarms of paparazzi pointing their cameras at the naked diners inside? Apparently not. To eliminate that possibility, management has hung heavy drapes across the front windows. If many more nude restaurants open throughout Europe or elsewhere, the French haute couture industry, which designs and manufactures fashionable, often overpriced, clothing could be in deep trouble.A nal note: If you’re unable to visit Paris and enjoy the atmosphere of O’Naturel, you can still experience it in your own home. Here’s how your invitation to your closest friends would read: “Please come to the O’Malley residence next Saturday night and enjoy an evening of French cuisine. Your taste buds will tremble at our veloute de chataignes (creamy chestnut soup), followed by bourride ( sh stew) and nishing with chocolate croissants. And the piece de resistance for the entire evening is this: WE’LL ALL BE NAKED AS JAYBIRDS! See you then.”Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@com cast.netDŽjˆ vu the Democrats' playbook WASHINGTON – In 2013, House Republicans shut down the federal government in a doomed effort to defund then-President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. It lasted 17 days and accomplished nothing. Amazingly, Democrats have decided to follow the same lame playbook. Back in 2013, Obama called it the “Republican shutdown” – and he was right, even if his party controlled the White House and Senate. Top aide Dan Pfeiffer likened the shutdown caucus to terrorists with a “bomb strapped to their chest.” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had a similar view. The solidly conservative congressman called those pushing the shutdown “lemmings with suicide vests.” Now some Democrats are pushing to shut down the government if they can’t pass a “clean” bill to extend Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which provided legal status for as many as 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children. Here “clean” means 100 percent one-sided. Others, like Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., support a bill they see as a compromise, but it doesn’t re ect the scales of power. Republicans own the House and the White House. Senate Republicans, with a slim majority of 51, need Democrats to pass a 60-vote hurdle. If they insist on DACA as a condition to keep the government operating, they will have overplayed their hand. Friday morning, when there was time to pass a bill, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney already was calling it “the Schumer shutdown” in reference to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Across town, the Democratic National Committee sent out a press release with the headline, “Republicans Created the Trump Shutdown.” The Democrats’ push for a shutdown was fueled by a week of saturation news coverage over Trump’s reported term for Haiti and African nations –“s---hole countries” – during a Jan. 11 White House meeting with Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as the duo pitched their bipartisan compromise to extend and expand DACA. Trump denied using that word. Cable news pundits, however, engaged in precious debates about Trump’s exact language. Democrats’ wrath could not be contained. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., berated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as “a threat to this country” after she testi ed she did not hear Trump say the word in question, but she did hear “tough” language. Schumer and Graham seemed to think they were a breath away from a deal. The DNC issued this talking point: “After saying he would sign a deal, Trump rejected a bipartisan agreement and threatened to shut down the government over his wall,” referring to the president’s desire to build a wall along the southern border. The Durbin-Graham measure has support from senators from both parties, but it also has garnered erce opposition, especially in the GOP House. As a senior administration of cial told reporters, the Trump White House wants a deal that does not “re-create a second DACA wave.” She added that border crossings are increasing. Graham himself told CNN on Thursday that the measure is not the Bible; it can be amended. With no Senate DACA deal, House Republicans tried a different approach to woo Democrats. Thursday the House passed a short-term continuing resolution that would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, which covers some 9 million children, and fund it for six years. The House passed the measure with a few Democratic votes. But it can’t garner 60 votes in the Senate. It doesn’t include DACA. Trump has compromised. He campaigned on a pledge to revoke the DACA order – but in February he revealed he did not want to go through with it. In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration would rescind the order – which the administration deemed to be an illegal act of executive overreach – but over six months to give Congress until March 5 to broker a deal. As Trump canceled a planned Friday trip to Mar-a-Lago, Schumer went to the White House for further negotiations. Later Schumer said the two discussed “all of the major outstanding issues. We made some progress, but we still a have a good number of disagreements.” Ten Senate Democrats up for re-election this year hail from states Trump won in 2016. As the shutdown drags on, Republicans are more than happy to hammer them for their membership in a party that put undocumented immigrants before CHIP kids, as well as the underfunded military. Meanwhile, a rump of Democrats and Republicans have said they don’t want to pass another continuing resolution because temporary xes shortchange defense. Dreamers, a term for DACA recipients, “aren’t bargaining chips” – that’s been the mantra of the Democrats demanding this “clean” DACA bill. That’s the sort of talk you get when a party’s base pushes a party toward the abyss. What they’re really saying is: Compromise is a dirty word. Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ or 202-662-7391. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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12A Community Leader, January 25, 2018 Health & Fitness BriefsSt. Jerome Church to host health fairLARGO – The St. Jerome Health Fair will take place Friday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. This event will feature free healthcare services and education presented by professionals. Morton Plant Faith Community Nursing will offer health screenings. There also will be healthy cooking demonstrations offered by Oak Manor. Attendees can receive information about u vaccines, stress management and advance directives. The event is free and open to the public. For information, email Patrick Church offering health fairLARGO – A free health fair will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by the Faith Community Nurses of St. Patrick Church, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. LifeLine will be offering five screenings for $149. They will include carotid artery for the prevention of strokes; heart rhythm screening for detection of irregularities; abdominal aortic for aneurysms; peripheral arterial disease Screening; and osteoporosis risk assessment. In addition, at the health fair will feature free screenings for eye, ear, spine, cholesterol and diabetes. Suncoast paramedics, Largo Police and the Largo Fire department will also be there.Dementia strategy day slated for Feb. 13LARGO – Ruth’s Promise Adult Day Program and community partners will present Hometown Solutions for Living with Dementia, a quarterly dementia strategy day, set for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. Attendees are invited to learn about practical dementia-friendly strategies while being nurtured and assisted with practical guidance for this journey. Attendees may bring their loved one for a day of Ruth’s Promise respite. Each Hometown Solutions seminar asks attendees to ll out an index card with their current challenge. The presenters and the Ruth’s Promise team will provide guidance and suggestions. Organizers are prepared with topics and committed to giving attendees strategies. Presenters will include Of cer Joel Quattlebaum, city of Largo’s Senior Resource Of cer; Linda Chamberlain, P.A.; Jennifer Shulman of Simply Balanced; and Dr. Cate, dementia coach. Strategies provided will include safety in the community and in the home, managing daily nances for the caregiver, legal preparation and Alzheimer’s progression, communication and behaviors. The seminar is free courtesy of Ruth’s Promise and sponsors including Special Needs Lawyers, Arden Courts, Pinecrest, Meridien Research, Simply Balanced, and Assisting Hands of Pinellas. Lunch and door prizes are included. To RSVP, call Dr. Cate at 813 384-7571 or with a Doc set for Feb. 10LARGO – Dr. John Norris, a local cardiologist, will host Walk with a Doc on Saturday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m., at Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave., Seminole. This is a free event to promote walking as a healthy lifestyle. Attendees will meet at shelter No. 5. For information, call 727-587-6999. Magazine honors Largo gastroenterologistLARGO – Dr. Arthur Berman, of the Florida Center for Gastroenterology/Florida Digestive Health Specialists, was recently voted as one of the Top Gastroenterologists in the Tampa Bay area. The honor was announced in Tampa Magazine. The magazine surveyed 9,000 area doctors from Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties for the peer recommended nominations for excellence within 52 specialties. Berman is board certi ed in internal medicine and gastroenterology and has been practicing medicine for over 31 years. Since starting his practice in 1986, he has been honored with several awards, such as the Physician of the Year in Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology by the American Association of Physician Specialists and Physician of the Year by Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society. Berman is the past chairman of the Board of Certi cation in Internal Medicine at AAPS. He has also served as chief of medicine in several healthcare institutions. He lectures in gastroenterology throughout the United States for national, state and county medical associations, and has been selected as best speaker at multiple medical conferences. Berman is the founder and president of Florida Center for Gastroenterology, located in Largo.Variety show to raise funds for Cancer SocietyDUNEDIN – A musical variety show will be performed Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Presented by the city of Dunedin, all proceeds from the show will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Professional and amateur singers, dancers, musicians, and assorted other performers donate their time, talent and high energy. The show will start at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For information, call June Rickard at 727-408-5404. Publix to host blood drive at select locationsSelect Publix Supermarkets will host blood drives on Sunday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Monday, Jan 29, 2 to 7:30 p.m. Donors can share their power to save lives by giving blood and enjoy a free $10 Publix gift card. For locations and appointments, visit oneblood. org/publix or call 888-936-6283. Appointments will be honored and walkins are welcome. In addition, all lifesaving donors will receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit to offer free heart-healthy screeningsCLEARWATER – BayCare Health System’s community health screening team will offer free heart-healthy screenings at 13 locations across Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties beginning Feb. 12. The free screenings include blood pressure, Body Mass Index, cholesterol and a diabetes risk assessment. A nutrition specialist will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips that can lead to healthier lifestyle choices. Registration is required. To register, call 855-546-6304. Following is a schedule of upcoming heart-healthy screenings:  Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Morton Plant Hospital, CheekPowell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater  Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (extended evening hours), at Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor  Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa (come for a screening and watch a New York Yankees Spring Training practice)  Tuesday, March 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg  Thursday, March 8, noon to 5 p.m. (extended hours), at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo  Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Publix, 3900 66th St. N., St. Petersburg (the mobile screening unit will be in the Publix parking lot). Faith BriefsValentine’s dinner in Largo to raise fundsLARGO – The Valentine’s Bene t Social will be presented Saturday, Feb. 3, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Christian Life Enrichment Center at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. The event will feature dinner, music and dancing as well as a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit families dealing with pediatric cancer by helping to pay for travel and food expenses while their children are hospitalized. Tickets are $25 a person. Call 727-584-8165.Church to host gospel singing eventSEMINOLE – A two-night gospel singing event will be presented Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27, at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. The public is invited to attend. This concert is presented in conjunction with WOTG Radio, a Southern Gospel internet radio station with a studio at the church. Participating groups will include Dean, The Williamsons, Appointed2, The Parsons Redeemed, Jordan’s River, Jonathan Bond, The Journey’s, Roy Anderson and New Covenant. Tickets are $10 at the door. Music starts at 6 p.m. each evening. For information, call 727-391-5509.FUMC to offer annual Drive-by Ashes CLEARWATER – The third annual Drive-by Ashes will be offered to the community Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 to 9 a.m., in the First United Methodist Clearwater parking lot at 411 Turner St., Clearwater. “You don’t have to be a member of FUMC or any church at all, “said the Rev. Daphne Johnson, FUMC pastor. “Everyone is invited.” Just as in previous years, drivers and passengers can remain in their cars and drive on after receiving ashes. For information, visit www. to present lecture at Chabad CenterCLEARWATER – All Jewish Women in the community are invited to a special lecture with Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin on Sunday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m., at the Tabacinic Chabad Center, 2280 Belleair Road, Clearwater. Admission is $10. Sponsor cost is $180. To RSVP, call 727-265-2770. Raskin will be discussing his new book “Thank You G-D for Making Me a Woman.” In the book, Raskin aims to show that it is a mistaken belief that Judaism values the male contribution to its daily liturgy and life more than the female. In a clear and compassionate style, it lays out traditional observance and new scholarship with simple language. Ultimately, the Jewish woman’s role as ubiquitous force in daily life becomes clear: her power is subtle, mystical, transformative. Her role isn’t marginal, it’s essential. OttoOtto is a dog who follows his nose. His favorite activity is snif ng out interesting things on his afternoon walk. He is a fairly independent gentleman, but he does enjoy the company of humans. Thanks to the Pit Project and his sponsor Michael Jernigan, his adoption fee is $75. You must own your home to adopt Otto. He is 4 years old. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit petpalanimalshelter. com.MurphyLooking for a declawed cat? Murphy might be the one for you. The handsome black and silver tabby likes a quiet household and loves attention. He is a lap cat and particularly likes to snuggle under the covers at bedtime. He is completely vetted and currently in a loving foster home in St. Petersburg. What he really wants, however, is a forever home. Call Save Our Strays at 727-463-0694 to meet Murphy. Pets of the week Visit for more adoptable pets TBN How to contribute All press releases are published on a space available basis. They are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. We are not able to predict exactly the issue it will be printed – or even guarantee that it will be used. 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Community 13A Leader, January 25, 2018 Business BriefsTampa Bay Home Show returns to TropST. PETERSBURG – The Tampa Bay Home Show will run Jan. 26-28 at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. The largest quality consumer home show in Tampa Bay and on the West Coast will showcase the latest home products and services from more than 600 exhibits under one roof. Attendees will have a chance to discover the newest design ideas and hottest trends for the home, furniture, garden and more. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www. Beach Chamber to host job fairCLEARWATER – The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will present the Clearwater Beach Hospitality Job Fair Monday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Businesses scheduled to attend the job fair include Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, Frenchy’s South Beach Caf, Clear Sky Beachside Caf, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Sandpearl Resort, Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Surf Style, The Tropics Boat Tours, Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar, Edge Hotel, Shephard’s Beach Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Clearwater Beach, Quality Hotel Beach Resort, Hooters, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa among others. For information, call 727-447-7600 or email lynndyll@BeachChamber. com. Tyrone Square Mall Carnival coming upST. PETERSBURG – The Tyrone Square Mall Carnival will run Jan. 24-28 at Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Presented by Dreamland Amusements, the carnival will feature free parking and admission. Ride cost varies. For information, call 866-6663247 or visit This family-friendly event will offer rides for all ages, from enchanting kiddie rides to exhilarating thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food. Single-day unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $25 Wednesday and Thursday; and $30 Friday through Sunday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus one free ride. Rides take three or more tickets each. Carnival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.Quaker Steak and Lube to host Motorcycle ExpoCLEARWATER – The 20th annual Florida Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builder Invitational will take place on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. N., Clearwater. The entertainment lineup will include performances by Love and Revenge and Warrant on Friday; The Black Honkeys, Den of Thieves, Jasmine Cain and Lita Ford on Saturday; and Greg Billings and Stormbringer with Robby Steinhardt formerly of Kansas on Sunday. The event also will include a 10-class ride-in bike show, beer drinking contest, wing eating contest, Miss Full Throttle Bikini contest, giveaways, ribbon-cutting ceremony and more than 100 vendors. Custom motorcycle builders from across the country will be on hand competing for one of the largest bike shows in the United States. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes will be given away in the Bike Builder Invitational. The concert and event are free to attend. There will be limited free motorcycle parking. Paid parking will be available across the street. For more information, visit donors to get coupon for fairBeginning Jan. 28, each person who donates to Goodwill IndustriesSuncoast will get a coupon good for $2 off regular adult admission at the Florida State Fair. Each coupon is good for up to four discount admissions. A discount coupon will be given to each person who drops off a donation at Goodwill-Suncoast stores or donation sites, or “Rounds Up” their Goodwill purchase. The discount applies to tickets purchased at fair admission gates and may not be used for advance ticket purchases. For each coupon redeemed, the Florida State Fair Authority will donate $1 to Goodwill to support job training and employment services. The fair runs Feb. 8-19 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa, and features the largest midway in the United States, free concerts, lots of animals and exhibits and plenty of deep-fried everything. For a list of Goodwill-Suncoast stores and attended donation sites, visit By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersTALLAHASSEE – Pinellas County’s December not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down from 3.4 percent in November and down a full percentage point from December 2016. The Department of Economic Opportunity released the latest numbers Jan. 19. Florida reported an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, a decrease from 3.8 percent in November and 4.7 percent reported in November last year. The U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged from November at 3.9 percent, but declined considerably from November 2016 when the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. The county’s labor force went down from November from 494,679 to 491,720 in December with 15,947 reportedly without jobs. In November, 16,731 were unemployed and 20,441 were without jobs in December 2016. Tampa-St. PetersburgClearwater MSA, which includes Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando and Pasco counties, also reported a lower unemployment rate at 3.4 percent compared to 3.6 percent in November and 4.5 percent in December 2016. The local MSA added 28,000 new private-sector jobs last year, which was the third highest in among the state’s 24 metro areas. OrlandoKissimmee-Sanford ranked No. 1 with 46,700 new jobs and MiamiMiami Beach-Kendall ranked No. 2, adding 35,000 jobs. “Last year ended strong with 28,000 new jobs created in the Tampa Bay area,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a press release. “Statewide, nearly 1.5 million jobs have been created cine December 2010, and it is clear that we are on track to making Florida the best place in the nation for families to nd new opportunities.” The industries with the highest growth in new jobs were professional and business services with 7,000 and education and health services with 6,100. The local MSA held the first place in the state for job demand with 40,143 openings and ranks rst for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 13,179 opening in December. Pinellas had the lowest unemployment rate of the counties in the local MSA and tied with Sarasota, Leon, Clay, Alachua and Walton counties for the No. 56 rank of the state’s 67 counties. Hillsborough County with an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent tied with four other counties for the rank of No. 51. Pasco County with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent tied with three other counties for the rank of No. 27. Hernando County with the highest unemployment rate in the local MSA of 4.5 percent tied with two other counties for the rank of No. 8. Hendry County continues to hold the No. 1 spot with an unemployment rank of 6.5 percent and St. John’s County ranks No. 67 with an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent. Tampa-St. PetersburgClearwater MSA tied with four other metro areas for the rank of No. 16 of the state’s 24 areas. Homosassa Springs ranked No. 1 with the highest unemployment rate of 5.4 percent and CrestviewFort Walton Beach-Destin ranked No. 24 with the lowest unemployment rate of 3 percent. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at Bay area ranks 3rd in state for job creation School BriefsCrusader Gallop 5K set for Feb. 3LARGO – The ninth annual Crusader Gallop 5K, presented by St. Cecelia Catholic School, will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at Eagle Lake Park in Largo. The event will include a 5K and 1-mile race with a post-race party picnic. All proceeds benefit the St. Cecelia Catholic School Recreation Department. Entry for the 5K is $35 and $30 for the 1-mile race. Register at eventReg?oeidk=a07eew1vhis25fd5691&oseq=&c=&ch=.Association offering $1,200 scholarshipsThe Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of the state of Florida’s county supervisors, will award $1,200 scholarships to three quali ed students in 2018. College students majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communications; enrolled as a junior or senior at an accredited Florida college or university; and registered to vote are eligible to apply. The scholarship application and complete list of scholarship guidelines, which includes requirements for letters of recommendation and financial information, are available for download at www. Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 29, and should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Students who are registered Pinellas County voters should return completed applications to any of the three Supervisor of Elections Of ces: 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Road., Largo; or 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For additional information or to receive an application by mail, call the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Of ce at 727-464-VOTE (8683) or email students honored for college gradesThree Pinellas County university students have been recognized for excellent grades during the fall semester. Kaitlyn Will of Clearwater was named to the President’s List at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. To be named to the President’s List, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA while attending full-time. Nicole Van Norman of Seminole made the Dean’s List at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA. All students must be enrolled full time. Norman is majoring in physical education. Ruby Kelly of Largo was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.Former Clearwater resident donates $8.4 million to Brandeis UniversitySeymour S. (“Sy”) Bluestone died in September 2016 at the age of 96. He left a $8.4 million bequest to Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. “Sy Bluestone’s bequest will help Brandeis continue to attract talented students of all backgrounds and perspectives,” said President Ron Liebowitz. “This gift will strengthen our ability to stay true to our mission as a university founded on openness, academic rigor and inclusiveness.” Bluestone, who was a former rehabilitation doctor, began making small gifts to Brandeis in the 1990s at the request of family friends. He visited the campus just once, in 2000, and learned about a number of Brandeis programs. Over lunch, he and professor Laurence Simon, the founding director of the Sustainable International Development program at the university’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, began a discussion about poverty and other global issues that would last for years. 727-596-2995  WeSellPinellas.com081017 America’s Leading Discount Real Estate Company WeWill Sell Your Home For As Low As$2,995!PAID AT CLOSING Real estate newsmakers What's Selling in Pinellas County 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1CG Kenneth City $168,000 4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bath Belleair $450,000 Spacious home sits on a corner lot. Walk across the street to the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club. 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Michelle Chenault was the sales associate with the highest number of new listings, while Terry Tillung sold the most properties. Tricia Priest had the highest volume of contracts. Within the Thorn Collection, Donna Harper was the top sales agent in volume. Brigett Cerce was the top sales agent in units and Sara Borger was the top listing agent. Engel & Vlkers reports year-end resultsMADEIRA BEACH – Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach recently announced the results of Engel & Vlkers North America 2017 year-end summary. Engel & Vlkers North America increased 30 percent year over year and currently represents $9 billion in properties. “We are proud to be a part of such a strong real estate brand with exceptional achievements,” said Cherie Pattishall in a press release. Pattishall is licensed partner of Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach. ““We are especially excited that Engel & Vlkers received $178 million in gross commission income.”Coldwell Banker Clearwater names top producersCLEARWATER – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Clearwater of ce recently announced its top producers for December. Renee Gialousis is the top producing agent in both listings and sales transactions. The Marcy Daniels Team is the top producing team in listings and sales transactions for the month. “December proved to be another strong month for real estate sales,” said Julia Stander, managing broker, in a press release. “These agents did a wonderful job in balancing the requirements of their customers through the challenges of the holidays. I am very proud of their efforts and hard work.” Press releases are published as space allows and are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. 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14A Community Leader, January 25, 2018 By BRIAN GOFFTBN CorrespondentBELLEAIR – The mayoral race in Belleair is heating up. Challenger Spencer Connerat has asked incumbent Mayor Gary Katica to meet in a debate; Katica doesn’t seem interested. In a note sent by certified mail, Connerat noted that both Indian Rocks Beach and Belleair Bluffs have a candidate’s debate or a “meet the candidate’s night” scheduled and he asked Katica to join him in such an event in Belleair. “Don’t you think the residents of our town deserve the same?” he wrote. “It was meant to be a polite and respectful letter,” he said later in an interview. “It could be something focused on the issues; that would be good for me. I still have a bit to learn about the issues.” When contacted Jan. 21, a few days after Connerat sent the letter, Katica said he hadn’t received it. “I didn’t get any note,” he said. “The point is, what would we debate? He hasn’t participated in anything in the town so what would we debate; he was only at one meeting ve or six years ago.” Since the beginning of the campaign back in December, Katica has criticized Connerat for his lack of attendance at town meetings and the fact that he has not served on any town boards or committees. He went back to that theme when asked about the debate. “He has done nothing; he’s done zero, absolutely zero,” said Katica. “I told him in November that he’s done zero and never contacted us to be on a committee and I said, ‘you are going to cost the town thousands of dollars to have an election that you are going to lose.’” To that, Connerat said he tried to get involved but couldn’t get an answer when he inquired about serving on a town committee. “I asked to be on a committee to be part of the process, a board or something,” he said. “That was up to three years ago and I got no reply about serving on any of those boards. I think it must be a delay where one needs to wait for an opening. I contacted the mayor about that and have not been invited to participate.” As for the charge that he never attends commission meetings, Connerat said that wasn’t quite true. “I’ve been to a couple of commission meetings, and I’ve run for of ce before so I’ve participated; it is not like I’ve been absent from the discourse.” “I will be routinely attending if I get the seat,” he said. Back to the debate: Connerat said he’s been in touch with the League of Women Voters who have indicated to him that they would moderate the event. In order for it to happen, he says the mayor has to agree. “Now it is just a matter of waiting and see what he does, and if I can serve in any way in the interim I’m still on hold there,” he said. Katica said once he gets the note from Connerat about the debate he’d think about it, but he said right off the top he isn’t interested. In fact, he repeated his earlier comments that he wasn’t going to actively campaign in this election. “I’m not putting any signs up and I’m not accepting any campaign funds either,” he said. “My record is perfectly clear.”Belleair mayor cool to the idea of debating challenger By JEFF ROSENFIELDTBN CorrespondentCLEARWATER – Amid all the trouble and turmoil in the world today, this is one of those stories that helps restore faith in humanity, as a pair of Pinellas County nonprofit organizations recently teamed up to help transport six rescue puppies from Jacksonville to Clearwater. While such stories are not uncommon, the unique aspect of this mission, which took place Jan. 6 and was facilitated by Racing4Rescues, a foster-home based animal rescue organization, was the fact that the pups were own from a shelter in Jacksonville to the Clearwater Airpark by representatives of the Helping Project, a nonpro t that provides nancial and additional support to other nonpro ts looking to make an impact in the community. “I partner with a lot of animal rescue organizations, and I really like Racing4Rescues. They do a really great job and have an excellent history,” said Robin Lally, founder of Help Us Gather, a local arm of the national nonprofit the Helping Project. “So when (R4R founder) Danielle (Yoho) sent out a plea right before Christmas asking if anyone could help transport these abandoned and rescued puppies from Jacksonville to Clearwater, I told her my husband has his pilot’s license and he would y up there and bring them home.” After verifying her husband, Mike, would actually do the job – “he said, ‘Absolutely! what’s better than puppies and ying?!’”— Lally told Yoho they could help her out. Needless to say, she was thrilled with the Lallys’ offer. “Robin and Mike and their son, Graham, were a godsend to make this happen as quickly as they did,” Yoho said by phone a few weeks after the trip. “To be able to move six puppies, that far and that quickly, I mean, they were just amazing.” Yoho, who along with her husband, Bob, purchased the old Sunshine Speedway on Ulmerton Road and held their first rescue event there in 2012, said the dogs were in serious need of help when she learned about them from a connection in north Florida. “Three of them were found abandoned near a train track in Georgia, and the other three were part of a litter that a man was selling for $30 apiece on the side of the road in Suwannee County,” she explained. “The man had 10 dogs tied to a fence, and one was severely anemic and dehydrated.” Yoho knew she had to help relocate the dogs from the foster facility in Jacksonville, but she had no idea how. That’s when she put out a call for help on some animal rescue message boards, and she was incredibly relieved, and grateful, when Robin Lally quickly responded. “Robin messaged me and said we can y them here, and I couldn’t make it happen soon enough,” Yoho said, noting the effort was delayed once due to weather and other con icts due to the holidays. “She said let’s set it up. They were very excited to do it.” On the day the mission finally took place, a small crowd, including four of the puppies’ future foster parents, gathered at the Clearwater Airpark to greet the incoming ight containing the precious cargo, and Yoho admitted there were few dry eyes on the tarmac. “I think we were all pretty tearyeyed,” she said. “We were all like, ‘wow, this is the coolest thing.’ It was really incredible. It couldn’t have worked out any better. We were so happy to be a part of this, but this was not just about us. It was about everyone in the rescue community and all the people who come together to help animals.” Robin Lally agreed. “It was really awesome to help people who don’t get a lot of respect for what they do,” she said. “They may y under the radar, but they have my ultimate respect.”Nonpro ts team up to y puppies to their new home Photos courtesy of RACING4RESCUESCo-pilot Graham Lally, 21, unloads a precious cargo of puppies from his father, Mike's, plane at the Clearwater Airpark on Jan. 6. The Lallys helped Pinellas County nonpro t Racing4Rescues transport the neglected puppies from north Florida to the Bay Area during the holiday season. At left, Graham Lally holds one of six rescue puppies he and dad Mike ew from Jacksonville to the Clearwater Airpark. 012518 1019 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, FL 33770We are a full service veterinary & surgical hospital!Call Today 727-518-PETS (7387)Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm  Sat. 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Outdoors 15A Leader, January 25, 2018 A much welcomed warm up over the past few days has allowed fishing to steadily improve. Last week’s cold snap was the biggest we’ve seen since 2010 and the sh seemed to have come down with a serious case of lockjaw. With this week’s warmer temperatures expect the fish to be a bit more cooperative. One bright spot that most inshore anglers are noticing is that the sheepshead have schooled up and are now in their spawning mode. Pass jetties, bridges and inland reefs will attract sheepshead by the masses for the next couple of months. A piece of shrimp or ddler crabs will produce limits of armor–plated barnacle buster’s. One thing to remember about sheepshead is that they don’t yield a lot of meat for their size, so you may want to pass on the barely keepers and keep only the larger sh. Schools of silver trout can be found in 12 to 18 feet of water all along area beaches. Bucktail jigs from one quarter to three eighths of an ounce sink fast and get plenty of attention from the slivers. Other options include tandem rigged Love’s Lures or live shrimp rigged on a slip oat. Decent numbers of red sh can be found working oyster bar points along mangrove shorelines in many of the no-motor zone areas from Terra Verde to Dunedin. Clear water conditions have made for awesome sight casting opportunities on the rising tide. Most of the sh have been medium in size, 18 to 24 inches, with the occasional big sh mixed in. The ip side to clean clear water is often spooky fish. Your best bet is to stay as far away from the oyster bar as possible while casting select shrimp suspended underneath a weighted float towards the bar. Fish the spot for a few minutes; if nothings biting, move along to the next, capitalizing on the short window of opportunity you might have with high water conditions. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a sh photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Anglers' hoping for a rebound Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Photo by DEB LARAMEEBud Smith and his son, Dave, hold up a 52-pound amberjack caught recently on The Lucky Too charter boat. The men were visiting from Grand Island, New York. Capt. Dave Zalewski docks The Lucky Too at the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina.Monster Jack Outdoors BriefsMcGough to host guided hikeLARGO – As part of a series of monthly nature hikes, a free guided walk through the woods will take place Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m., at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., Largo. Participants will hike through the woods seeking out animals. Donations are accepted. To preregister, call 727-518-3047.McGough holds free raptor showsLARGO – George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., hosts free raptor shows at 1 p.m. each Sunday. The show details the adaptations raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain and will focus on themes, such as bald eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and Florida’s most common raptors. A show focused on the park’s new vultures will be coming soon. Donations to help care for the birds are welcome. Regatta returns to St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG – The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta Series – the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States – returns to St. Petersburg for the rst stop of its 30th anniversary season Feb. 16-18. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The annual three-day event features one-design racing, where teams compete in races against identical boats. Points are accumulated based on nishing position in each race, and the team with the fewest total points at the conclusion of the regatta wins its class. For competitors in the regatta’s one handicap class (PHRF), time allowances are used to score boats of varying sizes and designs. Hundreds of local, regional and national sailors are expected to vie for top marks in one of more than 10 classes and a chance at the Overall Winner title, which earns the winning team a berth at the Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD Championship Regatta. For more information, visit to host orchid saleLARGO – The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will host a members’ orchid sale with a large variety of orchids on Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. The sale will take place in parking lot No. 5 off the Walsingham Road entrance. 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Leader, January 25, 2018 12610 Tradition Drive, Dade City $2,199,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Live like royalty in this completely redesigned castle of an estate. Hand painted ceilings throughout add uniqueness and sophistication. Venetian deco nish and chandeliers draw your eye to the A-frame, vaulted ceilings of the living room with Romeo and Juliet balconies peeking down from second level corridor. Natural sunlight shines romantically through the French doors and plantation windows of the Breakfast Room overlooking the back courtyard. Kitchen with mosaic backsplash, stainless-steel appliances, dark wood cabinetry, granite counters and center island with propane gas cooktop; side prep. kitchen with pantry/refrigeration located near ornate formal dining room. Text 497073 to 35620 for property details. 925 Skye Lane, Palm Harbor $1,279,000 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Smart estate home located in Highlands of Innisbrook, exclusive 24 hour manned gated golf course community. Stunning 14' ceiling entry, second oor media room with granite wet bar & balcony, home of ce library with dramatic ceilings, grand living room with glass windows & gas replace overlooks Innisbrook's south course, formal dining room: triple tray crown molding ceiling detail, chair rail. Outdoor stainless steel gas cook center. Decorative package includes, plantation shutters, 18"x18" tumbled marble ooring, surround sound, 7" baseboard molding, columns, seamless 8' doors, and hand selected granite and tumbled marble back splash. Text 566139 to 35620 for property details. 16123 6th St. E., Redington Beach $1,150,000 Tracey Gardiner 727-434-0540 Spectacular open water views await you in this 3,973 Sq. Ft., 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom immaculate home. Located on one of the most desirable lots in the Redingtons and beyond, it has 113 ft. of seawall featuring deep sailboat water and a brand new dock that looks out to the expansive Intracoastal waterway. Due to the open design of the home and the large picture windows throughout, you will enjoy remarkable panoramic views from almost every room. This home has been impeccably maintained by the current owner of almost 40 years, recent updates include a new dock, freshly painted exterior and the seawall in 2016. Text 544875 to 35620 for property details. 852 Narcissus Avenue, Clearwater Beach $577,500 Amber Carson-Davis 727-743-2722 Cute home in the North Beach community is now available for your new beach getaway. Great location, an easy walk to the water is just 4 blocks. Put your toes in the sand and enjoy the sunshine. Perfect place to call your own with loads of storage, parking and many updates to make life fun and comfortable. Two bedrooms and one bath just off the living area and a special bedroom for guests or an in-law retreat with it's own bath and entrance. Upstairs in the "attic" you'll nd a great nished space. Text 580385 to 35620 for property details. 830 S. Gulfview Blvd, #605, Clearwater Beach $399,000 Jeannine Schaub 727-771-5215 Kitchen, kitchen, kitchen!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!! Open up that great bottle of Italian wine and enjoy this remodeled Tuscan kitchen overlooking the amazing views of the gorgeous Intracoastal waterways of Clearwater Beach. Very private area of South Clearwater beach but within yards of Clearwater Yacht Club, restaurants, tiki and sport bars. This condo features an under building parking spot 17C, 1,260Sq. Ft. of living space includes two bedrooms, two baths, and laundry. Amenities are three swimming pools and access to the most meticulously maintained, managed, and monitored beaches. Text 582305 to 35620 for property details. 1720 Harbor Circle E., Largo $349,900 Kim Krenek 727-262-3181 Room for everybody in this gorgeous and spacious pool home in highly sought after Harbor Hills, a deed restricted community. Great curb appeal and only minutes to Florida's beautiful beaches. This three bedroom, two bath home has been meticulously maintained. Whether your lifestyle is formal or informal this house can transform to either. Entertain in the beautiful light and bright living room with built-in dry bar and lighted credenza. The kitchen has been beautifully custom designed for maximum ef ciency and storage galore, with breakfast bar leading into a warm family room with twoway wood burning replace. Text 582430 to 35620 for property details. 12 Pelican Place, Belleair $299,950 Fran Bartlett 727-808-3268 Traditional Designed community within the Town of Belleair. This townhome has many upgrades throughout and has been well maintained by the owner. Wood burning replace in Living Room & Master for chilly nights. Lovely French doors lead to private patio. Formal dining area has a Bay Window with seating, the half bath downstairs is convenient for guests. The kitchen has been upgraded with contemporary cabinets, granite counters and modern appliances. The Flooring was upgraded with Ceramic downstairs and carpeting upstairs. Curved stairs show a dramatic design and leads to the second oor. Text 581948 to 35620 for property details. 11350 Harbor Way #1650, Largo $269,900 Debra McPherson 727-492-8600 Come enjoy the Shipwatch lifestyle! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground oor, end unit has both a green space view and overlooks a pond with a fountain. Beautifully updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances purchased in 2011. A/C new in 2009, washer and dryer 2017. Upgraded bathrooms, and the enclosed lanai leads out to a large, private deck. Hurricane shutters included for dining room window, living room and master bedroom sliders. Solid Oak built in entertainment center and desk in the great room. This unit comes with a one car detached garage. Text 580822 to 35620 for property details. 675 S. Gulfview Blvd. #508, Clearwater Beach $379,000 Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 If you are looking for a Great location close to the beach you will love this spacious unit located on the 5th Floor of Continental Towers. Walk out to your private beach area and enjoy the view of the water and watch the boats go by. You can walk to restaurants and shopping. The building is well maintained and has just done major renovations to the common areas including new windows and doors. Unit has Hurricane shutters. The building boasts a heated waterfront pool, tness room and more. Come bring your own touch to this wonderful unit. Text 582323 to 35620 for property details. 1365 Orange Ave., Belleair $374,900 Sheri Ragsdale 727-742-3789 FANTASTIC BELLEAIR LOCATION! NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED, NON EVACUATION ZONE, CONCRETE BLOCK HOUSE W/ HURRICANE IMPACT RESISTANT WINDOWS, HURRICANE PANELS FOR SLIDING GLASS DOORS, WIND RESISTANT GARAGE DOOR w/opener, Large Corner Lot, 3 Bedrooms SPLIT PLAN, OPEN, LIGHT N BRIGHT. CUSTOM KITCHEN WITH MAPLEWOOD CABINETS AND GRANITE, Pantry, lots of drawers, pull out shelves. Large 18' tile throughout with "distressed" Wood Laminate in bedrooms. Oversized 2 car garage w/PAVER driveway that holds several cars, Large ATTIC for storage with extra insulation. Text 581959 to 35620 for property details. 700 Island Way #402, Clearwater $569,000 Joanne Hiller 727-460-5721 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND MOVE-IN READY! You will fully appreciate the quality appointments and nishes of this COMPLETE HEAD-TO-TOE REMODEL! Full WATER VIEWS from wall-to-wall windows in every room are enjoyed in this highly desirable SW CORNER. Views of sparkling MANDALAY CHANEL AND SOUTH BEACH ARE MAGICAL day and night. This spacious, oor plan has had walls opened up to enhance the WIDE OPEN FLOOR PLAN. Fabulous kitchen opens to lovely DEN or family room and large GREAT ROOM and offers new WOOD CABINETS, lovely GRANITE counter tops and TOP LINE appliances. Text 582429 to 35620 for property details. 736 Island Way #204, Clearwater Beach $448,900 Amber Carson-Davis 727-743-2722 This condo has a large open living space with wonderful water views of Mandalay Bay. Two balconies, one off the living room and one private balcony for the Master. Spacious bedrooms, separate laundry room and large Master bath with vanity area. Storm shutters throughout. Large heated pool, BBQ area, waterfront boardwalk with boat slips and a fun dock for relaxing, dining, shing if you like. Docks are individually owned and can be purchased from other owners separately when available. Fitness center with great equipment and his and hers saunas in the changing room. Text 581953 to 35620 for property details. 851 Indian Rocks Road, Indian Rocks Beach $949,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Located on a corner lot across the street from sprawling fairways of the Belleair Country Club, this 100 year old historic home with 5,778 square feet of living area has been renovated with contemporary interiors and new electrical and plumbing. The brick courtyard entry opens to a spacious living and dining room with volume ceiling, wood oors and Palladian windows from the St. Petersburg High School, circa 1903. Steps away is a quiet of ce with three window walls and wood ceilings. More living space is provided in the open family room with two story window wall and an open playroom. Text 527465 to 35620 for property details. 3655 Woodridge Place, Palm Harbor $856,000 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Long awaited spectacular custom built 2-story pool home with approximately 300' of shoreline on Lake Tarpon offers endless opportunities. Serene outdoor area with screened sitting and dining areas, pool and spa, an open aired patio deck blends together in perfect harmony. Dramatic beveled double door entry offers gracious entertaining in the grand formal living and dining rooms. Luxurious master suite opens onto the patio, enjoy stunning views of Lake Tarpon. The master bathroom has great space with separate water closet, walk-in shower, Jacuzzi bath, 2-sink vanity and a brick privacy wall, walk-in California closet, double shower. Text 556407 to 35620 for property details. 10 Papaya St. #705, Clearwater Beach $1,195,000 Barbra Nemeth 727-710-0695 Trudy Austin Sesssa 727-902-3301 Come and experience the coastal lifestyle on one of the best beaches in the United States! This is an excellent opportunity to own at the world class Mandalay Beach Club. This amazing 7th oor residence showcases the Sonesta model open oor plan which features 2 Master Suites, Den/3rd Bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms. 2,015 sq. ft. The condo was completely updated in 2014. The numerous updates include new travertine ooring throughout with satin sealer, freshly painted, new blinds and shades. The beautiful kitchen has custom wood cabinets with leather-look granite counter tops, glass block back-splash and GE Pro le SS appliances.. Text 578418 to 35620 for property details. COLDWELL BANKER *Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is ranked number one in closed residential buyer and/or seller transaction sides in Mi ami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Pensacola/Panhandle, and number one in residential sales volume (calcula ted by multiplying number of buyer and/or seller transaction sides by the sales price) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, according to data submitted to REAL Trends by NRT LLC, 2017. One unit equals one side of a transaction (buyer or seller). 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, January 25, 2018  Visit “A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansberry; presented by American Stage Theatre, running Jan. 24 through Feb. 18, at Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by performance. For information and tickets, call 727-823-7529 or visit This mainstage play launches the American Legacy Series. Each season, this series will include a signi cant classic American play with themes that connect us to our history, drawing a clear line to the realities of today. This story of hope and inspiration remains universally relevant more than 60 years after it rst hit Broadway. In pursuit of the American Dream, the Younger family wrestles with assimilation into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots which both unite and divide. What personal choices will determine their future?  Blast Friday featuring Richard Elliot, Friday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. Presented by Bank of America, the free food and craft festival returns to the Cleveland Street district for its eighth season. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. Elliot, a veteran saxophonist, is known as the “James Brown of Contemporary Jazz” for the intense soul inspirations of his recordings and joyfully exhausting onstage performances. He has a bestselling discography of more than 15 recordings since 1986’s “Initial Approach,” including hit songs such as “Inner City Blues,” “Chill Factor” and “When a Man Loves a Woman.”  Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible; Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit Masters of Illusion, America’s largest touring magic show, returns with the “Believe the Impossible” tour. Audiences will see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances, vanishes, escapes, comedy, magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers all rolled up into one live show.  Buddy, Roy and Elvis Tribute; Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $21.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit Three tribute artists portray Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley with their astounding looks, vocals and musical talent. Presenting “the show they never gave,” this concert will be a live musical tribute to three of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers of all time. Backing these three impersonators will be The Crew – delivering a wholly live experience with no recorded tracks.  Well-Strung: The Singing Quartet; Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for Tarpon Arts members. Visit Well-Strung, a New York City-based string quartet, derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. The quartet spends its time making new music and touring internationally. They have garnered many national mentions and appearances, including Huf ngton Post, CBS News and The Today Show. Top ve diversions Photo by LOREY SEBASTIAN/YELLOW HAWK INC.Christian Bale, left, and Wes Studi star in “Hostiles.” Opening this weekend Western drama ‘Hostiles’ opens; scisaga concludes with ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ 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:‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’Genre: Action and science ction Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson Director: Wes Ball Rated: PG-13 In “The Maze Runner,” Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) woke up as he was being delivered to the glade. He had no memory of who he was or why he’d become a member of a community of young people. Together they are trapped, surrounded by 200 foot walls and an ever-changing maze. In “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” Thomas and the surviving gladers met new allies while discovering clues about a mysterious group behind all of their “tests” – an organization known as WCKD. With “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” the motives of WCKD become clearer: Dr. Ava Paige, WCKD’s executive director, is close to what she believes is a cure for the disease known as the Flare, an infection that has decimated the world’s population. The cure comes by sacri cing the few young people left in the world who are apparently immune. In order to free those who have been rounded up as test subjects, Thomas must now band together with fellow survivors, old and new, and take the battle to what may be the last remaining city and the nal stronghold of WCKD. ‘Hostiles’Genre: Drama and western Cast: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster, Wes Studi and Adam Beach Director: Scott Cooper Rated: R Set in 1892, “Hostiles” tells the story of a legendary army captain (Christian Bale), who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’Genre: Action Cast: Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert, Mike Tyson, Sara Malakul Lane, Jessica Jann, Hafr Jlus Bjrnsson, Steven Swadling and Sam Medina Director: Dimitri Logothetis Rated: R One year after nding vengeance for his murdered brother, MMA champion Kurt Sloane nds himself back in Thailand, kidnapped and imprisoned there by a powerful gangster (Christopher Lambert). His only shot at freedom is to win an underground death match against a 400-pound killer enhanced with state-of-the-art drugs (Hafr Jlus Bjrnsson). To make it out alive, he seeks training unlike anything he’s ever endured, with the help of the legendary Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and fellow prisoner Briggs (Mike Tyson).‘Please Stand By’Genre: Comedy and drama Cast: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve and Patton Oswalt Director: Ben Lewin Rated: PG-13 The world is a confusing place for Wendy. As a fiercely independent and brilliant young woman with autism, Wendy longs to leave the regimen of her group home and return to life with her sister’s family and their new baby. But rst she must prove herself. As a lover of all-things-Star Trek, Wendy writes fantasy stories in her free time. To her, people are an indecipherable code; and she uses her Star Trek lter to understand them. When a screenplay competition presents itself, Wendy decides to nish her 500-page Star Trek script and enter. Now the problem is getting it there. In order to meet the deadline, Wendy must travel hundreds of miles outside her protected boundaries to submit her script in person. With her little dog Pete in her purse and a few dollars in her pocket, Wendy boldly goes where she has never gone before. With her no-nonsense therapist and big sister Audrey following close behind, Wendy, with the help of some colorful friends she meets along the way, must learn how to follow her dream and nd her place in a world she hopes will accept her – just like everyone else.Photo by LORI STOLL/RUTH ECKERD HALLOn Jan. 26, Richard Elliot helps kick off the eighth season of Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road’s Blast Friday series, presented by Bank of America. Our Flooring is in Stock and Ready For You! 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2B Just for Fun Leader, January 25, 2018‘American Pickers’ to lm in FloridaMike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Florida. They plan to lm episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region this winter. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to nd sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Wolfe and Fritz are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically signi cant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Wolfe and Fritz have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to nd extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. “American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore hidden treasures in Florida. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@ cine or call 855-OLD-RUST. Largo Community Center to host mystery dinner theater matineeLARGO – The Murder Mystery Company will present “Crime and Pun-ishment,” an interactive theater experience, on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are on sale now for $35 per person and must be purchased one week prior to the show. Purchase tickets at the center. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call 727-518-3131. Jealous jilted lovers, a rival Ma oso, and even a couple of undercover feds make the scene at this speakeasy, and no one’s talking. Audience members will enjoy a complete meal along with the murder and mayhem.Francis Wilson Playhouse adds performance of ‘Rumors’CLEARWATER – Due to popular demand, a nal performance of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” will be presented Sunday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m., at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit Four well-to-do couples are invited to the 10th anniversary celebration of Charlie and Myra Brock. They arrive at intervals to the party, only to nd a rapidly developing set of unexpected, unlikely, and disturbing circumstances. Suddenly, eight successful professionals become eight scrambling lunatics running for cover, and turning on each other at a moment’s notice. This hilarious farce by Broadway’s most proli c playwright wrings laughter out of every twist and turn, culminating is a breathless comedic conclusion.‘Moana’ to be screened at Craig ParkTARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division will show a free outdoor movie on Friday, Jan. 26, at Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. January’s movie will be “Moana.” Recreation staff will have outdoor lawn games set up beginning at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. The event is free. Refreshments will be available to purchase. For information, visit or call 727-942-5628. Tailspin to open 2018 Sunset Beach Music SeriesTARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division, Ferman Automotive Group and Florida Hospital North Pinellas will present an evening with Tailspin on Thursday, Feb. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., at Sunset Beach, 1800 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. Attendees will enjoy a night under the stars while listening to classic rock. This will be the rst concert in the 2018 Sunset Beach Music Series. The series will continue through November with concerts presented on rst Thursdays. There will be a bon re in February, March, October and November, weather permitting. The event is free. Over ow parking and shuttle will be provided at Tarpon Springs High School. Shuttle runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Pets and alcohol are prohibited. For information, visit or call 727-942-5628.Birchwood to perform at The Ale and The WitchST. PETERSBURG – Visionary young blues star Selwyn Birchwood, touring in support of his latest Alligator Records release “Pick Your Poison,” will give a free performance Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., at The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. N.E, St. Petersburg. For information, visit or call 727-8212533. On “Pick Your Poison,” Birchwood – along with his band, including saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney “Big Love” Girlie – takes a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans. With his ery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma.South Pasadena Community Band announces concertTREASURE ISLAND – The South Pasadena Community Band will take audiences back to the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown with its “Hooray for Hollywood” concert on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place, Treasure Island. The concert is free and will feature selections that de ned Hollywood with arrangements that were speci cally composed for lms. The band consists of many talented volunteer musicians from the community. For information, including a music program list, visit www.southpasa to host evening with author Steph PostST. PETERSBURG – The Friends of Mirror Lake Community Library and Keep St. Pete Lit present an evening with Steph Post on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg. Seating will be available at 5 p.m. Opening remarks and the lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. An author reception and book signing will be offered from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Post is the author of “A Tree Born Crooked” (2014) and “Lightwood” (2017). “Walk in the Fire,” a sequel to “Lightwood,” will be published in 2018. Post is also a short story writer, reader, teacher, and dog lover. She was born in St. Augustine and attended Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, on the Patricia Cornwell Scholarship for creative writing. While at Davidson College, she won the Vereen Bell writing award for short ction. She later attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as part of the Graduate Liberal Studies program, where she continued to write both creatively and academically. She currently lives in St. Petersburg and teaches writing at a performing arts high school in Tampa. Her ction has appeared in the anthology “Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics” and many other literary outlets. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a nalist for The Big Moose Prize. For information on Post, visit For event information, call the Mirror Lake Library at 727-893-7268. Smith to be featured at DFAC Coffee and Conversation programDUNEDIN – The next Coffee and Conversation program, presented by the Sterling Society, will feature sculptor J. Harrison Smith and will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, noon, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to perform at CapitolCLEARWATER – Fresh off their 18-month 50th anniversary tour, the iconic and profoundly in uential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will return to Pinellas for a performance Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $49. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top 10 hits such as “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock and American roots music. Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. The guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future. Released in 1972 – just six years after the group formed in Southern California – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” still stands as one of the most beloved albums in the country catalog, pairing the young band with legends like Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs and Mother Maybelle Carter. Many decades have passed since that milestone album’s release, with the members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band now enjoying their own legendary status. According to a biography provided by the Press House, the band continues to blur lines between genres. In 2016, the band released “Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years,” a live CD recorded live at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The CD captures a group of longtime road warriors who’ve yet to lose their grit, joined onstage by musical artists such as John Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Byron House and Jerry Douglas. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (and early Dirt Band member) Jackson Browne joined in, along with longtime member Jimmy Ibbotson, while a sold-out crowd sings along in the background. From country classics to deep cuts, the tracklist finds bandmates Jeff Hanna (guitars/ vocals), Jimmie Fadden (drums/harmonica/vocals), Bob Carpenter (keyboards/ accordion/vocals) and John McEuen (banjo/ fiddle/guitar/mandolin) swapping harmonies, trading solos, and shining new light on a catalog of vital, vibrant music. Most recently, the band released a 21track greatest hits album titled “Fishin’ in the Dark” on Rhino Records. The February 2017 release includes the band’s biggest hits on both country and pop radio, such as “Mr. Bojangles,” “Dance Little Jean,” “Fishin’ in the Dark,” and more. The compilation also features many fan-favorites such as “Cadillac Ranch” and “Ripplin’ Waters.” Today, NGDB – featuring Hanna, Fadden and Carpenter – continue their non-stop touring in their 52nd year together. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATRECapitol Theatre welcomes the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Jan. 27. A&E news See A&E NEWS, page 3B 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 January 25, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19Plans to get together with friends this week could be delayed by other responsibilities, Aries. Do not feel the need to cancel; just reschedule your plans.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Taurus, nancial issues may force you to work a little harder right now to make some extra money. Make a concerted effort to save more and take care of your nancial obligations.GeminiMay 21 – June 21Gemini, you may need to wait a little longer to receive some news you have been anticipating. Don’t let this get you down. Change is on the way and will come soon enough.CancerJune 22 – July 22Cancer, treat yourself to a brief respite from the daily grind. Spend time with the family and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the days ahead. LeoJuly 23 – August 22Leo, make a concerted effort to open a line of communication with someone who means a lot to you. He or she may need a helping hand, and you are just the person to provide that assistance.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Treat yourself to a present this week, Virgo. A nice dinner, an unexpected luxury or even a spa treatment is the kind of pampering that can go a long way.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Libra, make an effort to lift the spirits of a loved one this week. Responsibilities may be weighing on them, and you can lighten their mood just by being there for them. ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Scorpio, sometimes you may feel as if you are the only person getting things done. Just keep up your hard work and the rewards will come. Others are taking notice. SagittariusNovember 22 – December 21Sagittarius, if your patience is wearing thin, try to embrace distractions that can help you pass the time. This can make things less stressful.CapricornDecember 22 – January 20Capricorn, you have been doing well nancially, but you still hope to do better. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, January 25, 2018Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 for nonmembers and free for current DFAC members. For information, call 727-298-3322 or visit Smith will be talking about the lost wax bronze sculpture process. He will use props and a 7.5-minute video to give attendees a clear understanding of the process. He will also have a question and answer session with the audience. Smith began sculpting bread dough at the age of 3. He has maintained his ardent passion for sculpting ever since – drawing on the experiences of his life to capture the richness and depth of the human experience, which is of paramount importance to his work. As a father of ve, grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of two, his sculptures of children are some of his most powerfully moving pieces.CPPAC to present Rat Pack Together Again LARGO – The Rat Pack Together Again will perform Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727587-6793 or visit This Tony Sands production serves as a tribute to the legendary performers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. These famous superstars came together in the 1960s at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. This show will recreate their magic once again. The performance captures the onstage banter that made the Rat Pack act a huge hit in Vegas. Even though all have since died, their legacy lives on through these three tribute artists. Tony Sands stars as Sinatra, Johnny Petillo will be playing Dean Martin and Geno Monroe portrays Sammy. Together, they bring audiences the best of the Rat Pack songs, comedy and skits. A&E NEWS, from page 2B By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Billy Joel, Gordon Lightfoot, Mary J. Blige, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett and The Beach Boys. The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. General admission is free. Reserved seating is $25 a person. Visit or call 727-562-4700. Presented in Coachman Park, this yearly festival has become one of Clearwater’s most beloved signature events, and appeals to thousands of visitors during February each year. Saturday’s performers include George Worthmore, The Steepwater Band, Super Doppler, Greyhounds, ZZ Ward and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Sunday’s performers include David Julia, Rusty Wright Band, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon and Ana Popovic. Schedule and artists are subject to change. The 2018 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival will run Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 21-25, at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The lineup includes the original compositions by the Tal Cohen Trio, Jeff Rupert Quintet with Veronica Swift, B3 Fury with the Shawn Brown Quintet, The Helios Jazz Orchestra with singers Whitney James & Chuck Wansley and Latin Jazz with the Gabriel Hernandez Trio. For venue information, call 727-822-3590 or visit For festival information, visit Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Amalie Arena Billy Joel, Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.  Andrea Bocelli, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m.  Mary J. Blige, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit Theatre Adrian Belew Power Trio, Thursday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m.  Arlo Guthrie, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.  The Tenors, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.  The Flecktone Trio with Bela Fleck, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.  Jake Shimabukuro, Thursday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.  Under the Streetlamp, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.  Gordon Lightfoot, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.  Rufus Wainwright, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m.  Judy Collins, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.  Sierra Hull, Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.  Earls of Leicester, Monday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.  George Benson, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.  Eric Johnson, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.  Air Supply, Thursday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.  Gino Vannelli, Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.  Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Sunday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.  Dixie Dregs, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Park Performing Arts Center The Pure Zeppelin Experience, Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.  A Tribute to James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel; Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.  Show Biz Kids: The Music of Steely Dan; Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.  The Music of Bobby Darin starring Ron Gartner, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.  The McCartney Project, Monday, Feb. 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center (formerly Largo Cultural Center) is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 727-587-6793 or visit Live Highway to Hell, Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.  G. Love and Special Sauce, Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.  Nirvanna: A Tribute to Nirvana; Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.  Cody Jinks, Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.  Wyclef Jean with Roots of Creation, Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.  JJ Grey & Mofro, Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-565-0550 or visit Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Best of British; Thursday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m.  The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Pink Floyd; Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.  G3 featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Phil Collen of Def Leppard; Saturday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.  ABBA Mania, Thursday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.  Tony Bennett, Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Music of Star Trek & Star Wars; Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 and 8 p.m.  American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook; Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m.  The Midtown Men, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story; Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Dvorak’s The New World Symphony; Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Dvorak’s The New World Symphony; Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.  The Legendary Ladies of Motown featuring Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves; Sunday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5767 or visit Orpheum Tessa Violet, Thuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.  dvsn, Thursday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.  Intervals, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.  Neil Hilborn, Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1915 East Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Call 813-248-9500 or visit Palladium The Mersey Beatles: Four Lads from Liverpool; Thursday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.  Backtrack Blues Band, Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.  Walt Matzke’s Four Pianos, Sunday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m.  Rumours of Atlanta: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac; Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.  Whitney James, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m.  One City Chorus with Urban Gypsies, Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.  Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis, Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.  Gene Watson, Monday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.  Tampa Bay Symphony: East Meets West; Tuesday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.  Tal Cohen Trio, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.  Jeff Rupert Quintet with Veronica Swift, Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.  B3 Fury with the Shawn Brown Quintet, Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.  Helios Jazz Orchestra with Whitney James and Chuck Wansley, Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.  Gabriel Hernandez Trio, Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.  Phillip Phillips, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-822-3590 or visit Park Performing Arts Center Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.  Matinee Opera Players, Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m.  Eagles Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center is at 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Call 727-369-5746. The Ritz Ybor August Burns Red, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.  Chase Rice, Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Little River Band and Pablo Cruise, Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.  RAIN – Tribute to the Beatles; Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 and 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Music of Star Trek & Star Wars; Sunday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.  The Beach Boys, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.  Willie Nelson, Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.  Kelsea Ballerini, Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.  Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, Sunday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story; Sunday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.  Daniel O’Donnell, Monday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Dvorak’s The New World Symphony; Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.  Matt Anderson, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., in Murray Theatre  Stayin Alive: Bee Gees Concert; Sunday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Center Stage; Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheck Theatre Martin Sexton, Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.  The Green with Sammy J and Leilani Wolfgramm, Saturday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.  Iron Maidens with Paradise Kitty, Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.  Andrea Gibson, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 727-895-3045 or visit The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Black Violin, Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.  Take Me to the River featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant; Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Music of Star Trek & Star Wars; Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.  Laura Benanti, Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story; Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.  Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds, Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. The David A Straz Jr. Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www. Sun Dome Remy Ma featuring 6ix9ine, Jacquees, Ball Greezy & Mike Smiff; Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. The USF Sun Dome is at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-974-3004. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at For more music and concert information, visit sceneRuth Eckerd to welcome Beach Boys; Tony Bennett plays Mahaffey; Mary J. Blige to perform at Amalie Photo by JACK MOUTAILLIERAna Popovic takes the stage Feb. 25 at the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival. Photo courtesy of EMI MUSICAmalie Arena welcomes Mary J. Blige Feb. 21. Photo by GREG ALLEN/CAPITOL THEATREMindi Abair performs Feb. 25 at Capitol Theatre. 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Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to: Margaret.kristall@ or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. 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. 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. 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. 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Leader, January 25, 2018 COLDWELLBANKERLUXURY.COM I #1 IN SALES OF $1 MILLION + FLORIDA PROPERTIES COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE*Debra J. McMillen, Managing BrokerBelleair 727.581.9411 I Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 Island Estates 727.447.0040 I Dunedin 727.432.9019 *Based on closed sales volume information from MarketQuest for all Florida counties for homes sold for $1 million or more as reported on Jan. 20, 2017, for the period of Jan. 1 Dec. 31, 2016, calculated by multiplying the number of buyer and/or seller sides by sales price. Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.012518-1SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERSThe Property Specialists aligned with the Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM program are masters at their profession, ranking among the best in the world by exceeding expectations and creating exceptional experiences for their discerning clients every day. Coldwell Banker af liated sales agents represent: This majestic waterfront home with copious custom amenities boasts stunning panoramic vistas of Clearwater Harbor. Boating enthusiasts will value the two dock lifts. The open living plan features both a large living area off the spacious foyer and a family area with waterfront terrace, two-way gas fireplace, media cabinets and wet bar. The study has a built-in desk and custom cabinetry with a wood coffered ceiling. The island kitchen offers Harden House cabinets, granite counters and gourmet stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom retreat boasts another gas fireplace and a private waterfront terrace. Text 554204 to 35620 for property details.24 N. Pine Circle, Belleair $2,850,000 727-432-9019 Martha Thornand 24,790SIDES2016$129.6MILLIONin sales each day*$1 MILLION +transaction sides*$1.9MILLION2016 average sales price of$1 MILLION +transaction sides*$7.3BILLION2016 Top Agents and Teams Sales Volume** DEFINING GLOBAL LUXURY


Leader, January 25, 2018 012518-2 You will be captivated by this unexpected South Tampa property overlooking a ve-acre lake, home to manatees, spoonbills and ospreys. A dock provides space for a small boat, kayak or jet skis, and the lake has a channel direct to Tampa Bay. Spend peaceful hours in the backyard on the screened lanai with Italian tile oor or build a cozy blaze in the re pit. This two-story contemporary custom home with Mediterranean accents features rich oak oors in the ample living spaces, which include a living room/library, dining room, media room and family room with wood faced replace and French doors to the lanai. Text 504401 to 35620 for property details. 4605 W. Vasconia St., Tampa $1,495,000Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Located in a beautiful part of Belleair, steps from the Intracoastal Waterway. This home features 4 bedrooms plus an of ce, 3 baths and a 2-car garage. Located on a spacious 90' X 145' lot (nearly a third of an acre!), there is suf cient room for entertaining or a custom pool. As you enter this home, you will be impressed with the open feel and stone-wrapped two-sided wood burning replace. Bright kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops and a large breakfast bar. Large master bedroom boasts a vaulted ceiling, spacious walk-in closet and sliding glass doors to the gorgeous backyard. Text 518744 to 35620 for property details. 1731 Eagles Nest Drive, Belleair $449,000Bridget Keenan 813-727-0200 1507 Bayshore Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach $1,825,000Construction is now completed! Spectacular wide open water views from this newly constructed, custom built waterfront home in IRB. Designer nishes throughout the ve bedroom, four and half bath property with just under 5,000 Sq. Ft. under roof. Double master bedrooms gives you lots of choices. Under building, over-sized 2 car garage with room for Golf Cart parking and extra storage for beach, surf or holiday gear. Elevator operates to all three levels. The waterfront pool is surrounded by hand laid brick pavers and tropical landscaping. Outdoor shower and white PVC fencing provide privacy in your backyard oasis. Text 5414431 to 35620 for property details. Tricia Priest 727-612-6277 COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM #1 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE IN FLORIDA*Debra J. McMillen, Managing Broker Belleair 727.581.9411 Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 | Dunedin 727.432.9019 | Island Estates 727.447.0040 CB Home Protection Plan 866.797.4788*Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is ranked number one in closed residential buyer and/or seller transaction sides in Mi ami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Pensacola/Panhandle, and number one in residential sales volume (calculated by multiplying nu mber of buyer and/or seller transaction sides by the sales price) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, according to da ta submitted to REAL Trends by NRT LLC, 2017. One unit equals one side of a transaction (buyer or seller). Real estate agents af liated wit h Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may inclu de approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of th e Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17