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By JEFF ROSENFIELDTBN CorrespondentCLEARWATER BEACH – Typically, the sport of hockey is associated with ice. But this past weekend, it was all about sand. With the NHL All-Star Game returning to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Clearwater Beach played host to the NHL All-Star Beach Bash, a six-hour event at Pier 60 that featured over 400 youth hockey players competing on multiple rinks on the beach’s famed sugar sand, live music, a sand sculpture and an appearance by the most iconic trophy in sports, Lord Stanley’s Cup, which since 1893 has been awarded to the league’s champion at the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Cup’s appearance in Clearwater delighted the hockey fans that came from around the country for the All-Star weekend festivities, including Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos. “It was an honor for the city of Clearwater to have this iconic trophy on its sugar sand beaches for hockey fans and children of all ages so they could see,” Cretekos said after posing with several local lawmakers surrounding the 3-foot-tall trophy. “Let’s root for the Lightning to bring it back to Tampa Bay at the end of the regular NHL season!” While Cretekos was naturally cheering for the hometown team, there were plenty of fans at the Beach Bash rooting for other National Hockey League clubs and cities. Colorado residents Anna Tarassova and Andrei Tiovmentsev made the trip courtesy of their 11-year-old son, Dimitri, who won a one-on-one shootout competition sponsored by the Colorado Avalanche that included See NHL, page 4A ENTERTAINMENT Police: Man stole re chief's vehicle Suspect caught after stopping at Largo Arby’s … Page 10A. February 1, 2018 Features Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . .14A Business . . . . . . . . . . .13A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B County . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-3, 8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .10A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .13A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .11ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO – City economic development officials have several jobs, including selling developers and businesses on the redevelopment potential around Largo. Their arguments must be persuasive because a Clearwater-based firm is the latest to join a string of developers hoping to transform a property in the West Bay Drive Community Redevelopment District into a mixed-use facility. Arlis Construction USA purchased the property at 300 East Bay Drive across from Largo Central Park from Christian International College in September for $2.4 million. The goal is to redevelop the 2.5-acre site, which was once the headquarters of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and then later Schiller International University, into an eight-story mixed-use structure with retail and restaurants on the rst oor, of ce spaces on the second and up to six oors of residential condominium units. It would also include a multistory parking garage structure, along with an outdoor public plaza and open seating area. But the plans for the two-building, 32,936-square-foot property are hardly set in stone, according to Nils Kushta, director of communications for Arlis Construction. “We’re still in a really early conceptual stage,” Kushta said. “I know that ultimately our rm would like to put in a high-density mixed-use project that would combine a variety of retail, of ce spaces, restaurants and residential spaces in that area, but we don’t have an exact timeline yet.” Kushta said no blueprints or architectural drawings have been produced yet, so the site will probably remain an office building until Arlis is ready to move forward. “Our thoughts right now are to do a higher-end apartment that would cater East Bay project on horizonDeveloper aims to redevelop site across from Central Park into mixed-use facility By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersHealth of cials are urging people to stay home if they think they have the u. Thirtynine states are reporting high activity, including Florida, where cases are on the rise. Activity increased sharply and was above the peak amount from previous u seasons, according to the Week 3: Jan. 14-20 report from the state Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported elevated activity that same week throughout the United States. DOH’s report shows Pinellas County with moderate activity. The county was one of 59 counties with an increasing number of u cases. The panhandle continued to experience the largest increases in activity. Fifty-two outbreaks were reported from Jan. 14-20 – the largest number reported in a single week. Pinellas was among the counties reporting five outbreaks or more. So far this season, 159 outbreaks have been reported in Florida, more than previous seasons. Most of the outbreaks occurred in facilities that serve adults age 65 and older, but outbreaks also were reported in daycare facilities, schools, health care facilities and jails. Visits to the emergency room by pregnant women and adults over 65 increased sharply and are above peak TBN STAFFLARGO – The Largo Public Library will hold a series of events in February celebrating diversity and exploring cultures around the world. In honor of Black History Month, the library has returned its free AfricanAmerican lm series that will show a variety of films to inspire, inform, empower and entertain. Films, including “Marshall,” “Love Beats Rhymes,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 20. Race and Change – Florida Stories, a multimedia program that blends crosscultural stories, research and discussion Flu activity on the rise in PinellasLibrary to place the spotlight on diversity with series of eventsIncreases reported in all age groups and all regions in the state Area Hockey Fans’ Cup Runneth OverPhotos by JEFF ROSENFIELDDimitri Tivomentsev, 11, of Colorado takes a shot on goal Jan. 27 during the NHL AllStar Beach Bash at Clearwater Beach. The event included an appearance by the Stanley Cup, below. Fans trade ice for sand, sun at NHL All-Star Beach Bash 300 East Bay Drive project detailsEarly plans for the project included an eight-story mixed-use structure with retail and restaurants on the rst oor, of ce spaces on the second and up to six oors of residential condominium units. It would also include a multistory parking garage structure, along with an outdoor public plaza and open seating area. See PROJECT, page 4A See FLU, page 4A See LIBRARY, page 4A Community Center set for concertAs part of the Bright Lights Concert Series, New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments will perform Thursday, Feb. 8, at Largo Community Center. New Odyssey performs arrangements of almost every style using 30 different musical instruments. … Page 2B. COUNTY Report: Airport a boon to economySt. Pete-Clearwater International Airport pumps more than $1 billion into the local economy and provides thousands of jobs for local workers. Airport Director Tom Jewsbury told Pinellas County commissioners on Jan. 23 about ndings from an airport economic activity and impact study. According to the study, PIE is a “signi cant economic engine” with an estimated annual regional economic output of $1.046 billion. The airport has 1,369 full-time employees with a labor income of $81.275 million, which is equal to about $59,355 per employee. … Page 8A.County concerned about new USF billAs state lawmakers go about their business during this year’s legislative session in Tallahassee, Pinellas County commissioners are continuing to monitor bills that could affect home rule. One of the new items on the Commission’s radar is the Higher Education Bill that calls for consolidation of all University of South Florida campuses. … Page 9A. BEACHES Madeira may hike public parking feesMadeira Beach is looking at upping its hourly parking rate at city-owned lots, including John’s Pass Village. The increase would be 25 cents an hour, on Fridays and Saturdays only. The last increase in the city parking fee was in 2015, when the rate was raised from $1.50 to $2. The charge would affect nonresidents only. City residents can park for free in city-owned lots. … Page 14A. 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Largo 3A Leader, February 1, 2018 City BriefsCity to swap out residential garbage carts this monthLARGO – During February, the city of Largo will nish replacing outdated residential garbage cans, some that are nearly 20 years old. Of cials say the older carts have become increasingly expensive to repair and can cost double the price of new carts to replace. 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. Old carts will be collected Feb. 5-9, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The following areas will be part of the cart swap Feb. 12-16:  South of Belleair Road to Rosery Road between Lake Avenue and Missouri Avenue  Dryer Avenue to Indian Rocks Road, between Trotter Road and Ulmerton Road Cart drop off will take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12-13. Old carts will be collected Feb. 12-16, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information about the cart swap, visit or call 727-587-6760.City to smoke test sewersLARGO – The city of Largo will smoke test the sanitary sewer in various locations starting Monday, Jan. 29, in an effort to locate potential areas where stormwater or groundwater might be entering the system. Residents and businesses in those locations will receive a letter in the mail with more details. White smoke will be circulated into the sewer lines and manholes to locate broken pipes and other defects, and may exit from vent pipes on a roof. The smoke is nontoxic, leaves no residue and creates no re hazard. The smoke will not enter the house unless defective plumbing is present or the drain traps are dry. If potential problems are found on private property, property owners will be noti ed of repairs that may need to be made. Those that receive a letter are asked to pour a gallon of water down each sink, shower, bath tub, toilet, oor drain or other connection to the sanitary sewer. Testing will run through March 9. For more information, residents should call McKim and Creed at 727442-7196 or Myrna Anderson with the city of Largo at 727-587-6713, ext. 4403, for Spanish translation services.Arbor Day Foundation names Largo a Tree City USALARGO – The Arbor Day Foundation recently named Largo a 2017 Tree City USA in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Largo achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. More information on the program is available at offering camp counselor training program for teenagersLARGO – The city of Largo is offering a Counselor in Training Program for teenagers who have completed grades 7-12 and are dedicated to working with children. This program is designed to provide teenagers with a camp counselor experience at the city’s summer camps. Teens will develop leadership skills, create lesson plans, learn how to work with children and have fun. Volunteer hours may qualify for Bright Futures through Pinellas County Schools and other extracurricular school groups. This year, teens also will learn life skills, such as job selection, interview skills, budgeting, social skills and creating a resume. Space is limited. 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4A Largo Leader, February 1, 2018 Around LargoSt. Jerome Church to host health fairLARGO – A health fair will take place Friday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd. The free event will feature health care services and education. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet neighborhood doctors and health care professionals. Health screenings will be provided by Morton Plant Faith Community Nursing. Oak Manor will offer a healthy cooking demonstration. There also will be flu vaccines and stress management information. Screenings for glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol will be available. For information, email’s dinner 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. The event will feature dinner, music and dancing as well as a silent auction. Proceeds will bene t 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.Crusader 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=a07eew 1vhis25fd5691&oseq=&c=&ch=.Largo church to host Night to Shine PromLARGO – 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. Every 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 oor. It all leads up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. For more information on the event, visit to host community cookoutLARGO – New Life International Church and St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church are hosting an outreach community cookout Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s, 2104 12th St. SW, Largo. The event will feature games, food and live music.Palms of Largo to host Casino NightLARGO – The Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay is offering an evening of prizes and entertainment at The Palms of Largo, 385 Alt. Keene Road, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 5 to 11 p.m. Folk University, with Mike Twitty and John Thrasher, will be entertaining 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.St. Patrick Church to hold 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 ve 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 departments also will 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. 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. 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. 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 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.Miniature trains ride into Central ParkLARGO – Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park. The rides are free, but donations are accepted. For a schedule of dates and pictures from the event, visit For more information, call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Sweethearts Fun Run slated for Feb. 3LARGO – The Family Fun Run Series kicks off this year with the Sweethearts Fun Run on Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. Participants are urged to dress up and get silly while running along the grounds of the Complex. The cost is $20 for a family or $10 for each person.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-518-3131.Aspiring writers group seeking 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, See LARGO, page 5A PROJECT, from page 1A to some of the professional, skilled workforce around the area,” he said. “... What we’re hoping to do is put in a larger quantity of higherend apartments so that way the price could get scaled down.” Arlis Construction recently went through a monthslong approval process for a mixed-use project on Main Street in Dunedin called Courtyard on Main. It was during that process, Kushta said, that Largo’s economic development of cials contacted the rm. “They noticed what we were trying to do there as far as creating a mixed-use project and doing something that could enhance walkability and bring a variety of retail and residential units to the area,” he said. “They said, ‘Hey, we see what you guys are doing and we really like the style of project. Would you want to sit down and look at what’s available in Largo?’” Since it is in the redevelopment district and taller than six stories, Economic Development Manager Teresa Brydon said the project would probably qualify for height and density bonuses. “(Arlis) viewed it as a great opportunity,” she said. The project is the latest in the district that would feature residential units. In October, 158 Ridge Apartment Homes, a contemporary community of 29 urban loft-style units, opened and construction on the first phase of West Bay Lofts, a three-story building on the 600 block of West Bay Drive, should commence in the rst quarter of this year.Other development news in LargoBFJ Af liated Properties of Florida purchased the property at 15232 U.S. 19 N. in unincorporated Largo from KCD Associates for $2.5 million. According to a press release, the 4.5-acre site, which is just south of Roosevelt Boulevard and has a traf c count of more than 70,000 vehicles per day, was purchased by an affiliate of the Fuccillo Automotive Group for construction of its Nissan store. activity from previous seasons.Clearwater high school hit hardCalvary Christian High School in Clearwater closed its doors Jan. 26 after 100 students and ve teachers called in sick due to flu symptoms. A cleaning crew worked to disinfect and clean the school over the weekend, so classes could resume on Monday. The Florida Department of Health is recommending that sick people stay home until their fever is gone for at least 24 hours without the use of feverreducing medication. Everyone is urged to wash his or her hands often. Those who haven’t had a u vaccine are asked to get one as soon as possible, especially people at high risk, including pregnant women, children and adults ages 65 and older. Flu can be deadly. Three children have died this season. Deaths in other age groups were increasing but within normal levels, and officials were closely monitoring that statistic as flu activity continues to rise. As of Jan. 6, 310 people had died from flu or pneumonia, which is a common complication of the u. Symptoms of u include body aches and pain; cough and chest discomfort; early and signi cant exhaustion; fatigue and weakness that may last two-three weeks; headache; fever of 102-104 degree for three to four days; stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat. It is possible to have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Most people don’t need to see a doctor if they get the u; however, if your symptoms get worse or you run a high fever for more than a few days, it would be best to seek out medical attention. People with flu or think they might have flu, should refrain from sharing cups and eating utensils and wash their hands often, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest. Over-thecounter cold or cough medicine could help, but check with a doctor before taking aspirins. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with fever and aches. Stay home and limit contact with others. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use your elbow, or better yet a tissue. Throw the tissue away. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Disinfect surfaces and objects that have u germs. Healthy people should avoid close contact with sick people. Antivirals can be used to treat the u and may make the illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They also might prevent complications, such as pneumonia. For people at high risk, taking an anti-viral could mean the difference between having a mild illness or a serious condition that could result in hospitalization. Anti-viral drugs work best if started within two days of getting the u, but they can still help if started later, especially for those at high risk. Flu season is likely to continue for another few weeks. More people will get sick and more will die. Health officials are asking everyone to help prevent the spread. An average of 36,000 die each year from the flu, and 114,000 are hospitalized due to flu complications. Florida DOH reminds the public, “Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems can happen at any age.” Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at FLU, from page 1A Photo by JEFF ROSENFIELDMore than 400 youth hockey players participated in tournaments on Clearwater Beach as part of the NHL All-Star Beach Bash at Clearwater Beach on Jan. all-expenses-paid trip for AllStar weekend. “Thanks to our son for being a really good hockey player!” Tarassova said as Dimitri competed in the beach tournaments. “Yes, he brought us here,” Tiovmentsev added. The family was quick to praise the NHL for facilitating the experience, which included tickets to the All-Star Game as well as the opportunity to enjoy the beach. “We had no idea it was going to be this big of a deal,” Tarassova said, noting they got to meet Lightning players Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov during an event the night before the Beach Bash. “And the sand here is amazing. So white and clean. The whole thing has been so exciting for us.” New Port Richey resident Orin Lincoln, whose wife, Denise, was coaching a Dayspring Academy youth squad, agreed. “The Lightning went over the top with what they’ve done here with supporting the schools and our community,” he said. “Awesome is the only word I can come up with.” NHL, from page 1A LIBRARY, from page 1A on coming of age with integration in ethnically diverse Florida, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Drawing on an archive of over 125 oral histories of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians and Caribbeans from a variety of heritages, as well as candid intergenerational video and audio interviews on race relations experiences, Kitty Oliver, a veteran South Florida journalist, author, oral historian, and university professor with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication, will explore how far society has come and how progress can be made in a hopeful way that inspires our youth. A reception with light refreshments will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m., the library will host Kuumba Dancers and Drummers. Based in Tampa since 1980, Kuumba delights audiences with their display of traditional African folk dance, music, songs and storytelling. To reserve a seat for either Race and Change or the Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, pick up a free pass at the library. For more information, call 727587-6715. Photo courtesy of the CITY OF CLEARWATERSome of Clearwater's nest pose with the Stanley Cup, the most iconic trophy in sports, on Clearwater Beach during the NHL All-Star Beach Bash on Jan. 27.LARGO – Sara Carroll Klug, a teacher of exceptional students at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, 118th Ave. N. in Largo, has been selected to receive the 2018 Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award from the Council for Exceptional Children. Klug has taught at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle for 36 years. She has a reputation for providing a supportive environment and using interventions that are research-based and data-driven. Klug has implemented a ticket reward system that allows students to become eligible for small prizes and a weekly rotation of students into the role of co-teacher. She also includes hands-on activities, such as a class butter-making project to bring assignments to life. The Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding teacher of children with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The award honors a CEC member whose work re ects signi cant educational success for students, continued professional development and the highest standard of educational quality. Klug will be recognized Feb. 7 during the CEC 2018 Convention & Expo at the Tampa Convention Center.Read more school news on Page 13A.Largo middle school teacher honored Visit to view more photos from the NHL All-Star Beach Bash TBN


Largo 5A Leader, February 1, 2018group 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 offers paint and sip partiesLARGO – The Largo Community Center will host a Painting Party at The Studio @ The Center on Friday, Feb. 2, 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..Center hosting workshop on portrait photographyLARGO – The Largo Community Center will host a workshop on portrait photography Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. The class will teach attendees how to get the most out of their digital camera or smartphone/tablet camera. Students will learn how to frame their shots for the best possible outcome. Preregistration required one week before the class. The cost is $30 for members and $60 for nonmembers.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 coming upLARGO – 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. From 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 Largo’s Got TalentLARGO – Some of the best talent in Largo will be on display Thursday, Feb. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. This show will feature singers, dancers, bands and more. Tickets for the show are $5 each. For more information, visit LargoCommunityCenter. com or call 727-518-3131.Sweethearts Ball set for Feb. 24LARGO – 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. 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For more information, call Rita at 727-447-1808 or Ginny at 321-288-1239. The club will also hold its annual fashion show Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Royal Palms. The cost is $20, which includes lunch and door prizes. The fashions are from Bon Worth and will be modeled by club members. For reservations, contact Pat Lambert at 727-4325281.American Legion Post 119LARGO – American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, will host several events that are open to the public. Lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $7.25 for shrimp or a four-piece chicken dinner or all-you-can-eat fried sh. It is served with rolls, French fries and coleslaw. 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6A Largo Leader, February 1, 2018The Library of Congress is a big place, and so too is its website: This is good, of course, since lots of stuff means more opportunities for us to nd sources to aid in our research. But with size comes a certain amount of confusion and intimidation. This is especially true of the LOC website. Great strides have been made over the past year or so to make the site more intuitive and easier to navigate and find things, but just in case you missed it, I’m going to talk a bit about one of their collections you may find valuable: The Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project has been around since 2000. But even though it is 18 years old, it continues to grow because it is an ongoing project contributed to by veterans themselves. AARP is the corporate sponsor of the project and has lent support not only nancially but by encouraging their members to get involved. As stated at the Library of Congress website, it “collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.” The project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. veterans from World War I through the Iraq war (that’s 1914-2011). Each participating veteran completes a biographical data form that contains the veteran’s name, state of birth and service history information. That information is provided in the project’s online database. In some cases, veterans also provide additional materials that may be digitized and made accessible online. For example, you might also find video and audio recordings, manuscripts, photos, diaries, etc. Finding and using the database is straight forward. Go to the Veterans History Project webpage in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, www. Click on “Search the Veterans Collections” and you will be taken to a search form. Enter the name of the veteran you are interested in researching and use any of the many lters for time frame, branch of service, gender, etc. The hit list clearly tells you whether the veteran provided only the biographical datasheet information or if additional digital materials are available for viewing. You can also browse the collection or get help by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of the search form. The search rules are familiar with use of wild cards (“?” for a single character, and “*” for multiple characters), and searching for exact phrases by using quotation marks. A unique source of help available is “Ask A Librarian.” To get there, start at the Library of Congress home page, www.loc. gov, scroll down to the section titled “Your Library,” and click on the Ask a Librarian thumbnail picture. Then click on “Folklife” under Topics. You will see options to contact the Library of Congress for assistance, including using an online form to ask a question. Before using the service, be sure and read the “Before You Ask” section to see exactly what services are provided. As I mentioned previously, the project is ongoing. If you want to contribute, or if you know of a veteran who might, instructions on how to do so can be found at the Veterans History Project webpage, the link to which is provided earlier in this article. It’s obvious that not all veterans have records in the Veterans History Project, but there are reportedly in excess of 100,000 with more being added as veterans participate. You may be fortunate and find an ancestor’s record. After all, that is what we all hope for. But don’t overlook other ways the collection may be of use. You can use it simply for background about the con ict in which your ancestor participated, or more specifically, to read about the experiences of veterans who were in the same unit as your ancestor, and thus possibly shared by your ancestor. One way or another, the Veterans History Project is a remarkable resource that merits consideration.Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project a valuable source of info Genealogy exposedPeter Summers Pinellas Genealogy Society seminar The Pinellas Genealogy Society will host its 2018 seminar Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The Society will present its annual educational seminar and book sale with keynote speaker, Judy Russell, who is a genealogist with a law degree and is known as "The Legal Genealogist." Visit the PGS website, www., and select "Special Events" for registration and fee information.Largo Public Library classes Death Records: Thursday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. Learn the various sources for these records and where to nd them. Family Tree Maker User Group: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Q&A and a demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. RootsMagic: Part 4, Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Part 5, Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. Explore the use of the popular genealogy software program taking the user from the basics through more detailed topics such as incorporating images, citing sources, and generating reports. Family Tree Maker 2017 Basics: Part 5, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Attend each level of this course for a detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of the popular genealogy database program. Introduction to Genealogy: Thursday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. Learn the basics of how to get started in researching your family history. 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8A County Leader, February 1, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport pumps more than $1 billion into the local economy and provides thousands of jobs for local workers. “If PIE (the airport’s call letters) were considered a single employer, it would be the 19th largest in the county,” Airport Director Tom Jewsbury told Pinellas County commissioners on Jan. 23. Jewsbury presented findings from an airport economic activity and impact study prepared by Voltaire Aviation Consulting. Key areas measured included:  Existing air service and Allegiant Air flight crew and ground staff base;  Net-new-visitors brought to the county region by existing air service;  Scenarios for new air service;  All non-airline runway dependent activities: general aviation, xed-base operators, ight training, maintenance, repair and operation, and other aviation-related functions; and  All government aviation and aviation support functions: airport administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, Coast Guard and others. According to the study, PIE is a “signi cant economic engine” with an estimated annual regional economic output of $1.046 billion. The airport has 1,369 full-time employees with a labor income of $81.275 million, which is equal to about $59,355 per employee. In 2016, 524,227 visitors used PIE as their “gateway” to the area and spent $226 million during their visit. Visitor spending created by “direct, indirect and induced effect” accounted for 3,848 area full time jobs and resulted in $363 million of annual regional economic output. Allegiant Air is the fourth largest carrier in Tampa Bay. The airline’s operations base in Clearwater supports 446 local full time jobs with an average pay of $82,466. Allegiant bases 12 airbus aircraft at PIE and the eet is continuing to grow. PIE’s three airlines – Allegiant, Sun Country Airlines and Sunwing Airlines – combine to offer nonstop service to more than 60 U.S. and Canadian cities with Allegiant offering 57 of the U.S. destinations. PIE surpassed 2 million passengers in 2017, Jewsbury said, and is now in the top three of the fastest growing hubs in the nation. The study looked at the potential from adding new airline service and concluded that for each new Allegiant domestic route added, 10 new on-airport and 22 full-time jobs overall would result. A new route also would create 64 new area jobs from additional visitor spending. PIE hosts 10 non-airline businesses or government entities. The airport handled 113,096 ight operations in 2016. There are 271 aircraft based at the airport. Private sector and government/military non-airline aviation supports 629 full time jobs with an annual labor income of $29.2 million, or $46,408 per job. “PIE is a job creation machine and a critical element for the economy of Pinellas County, both in terms of direct on-airport employment and in terms of the volume of inbound visitors brought to the county and the local spending of those visitors,” the study says. Commission Chair Ken Welch thanked Jewsbury for sharing the good news, especially the achievement of 2 million passengers in 2017. “I remember when it was 1 million,” he said. The Commission asked about the parking situation. Jewsbury said work was ongoing to increase the number of parking spots. He said during the Thanksgiving holiday, parking had almost reached capacity. “Twentyve percent increase in (parking) stalls is being added to the long-term lot now and we’re looking at a parking garage next,” he said. He estimated that Allegiant would add about 10 percent more in passengers this year. Commissioner Dave Eggers asked about noise abatement efforts, which Jewsbury said was an ongoing concern that Allegiant’s chief pilot took seriously. “Noise will always be a concern,” he said. “We’ll not be able to eliminate it, and we’re working to minimize it, but we don’t regulate the skies.”Study: Airport’s impact soaringSt. Pete-Clearwater has economic output of more than $1B Photo courtesy of PIEAllegiant Air is the fourth largest carrier in Tampa Bay and offers 57 nonstop ights to U.S. destinations. Sunwing Airlines, the second of three carriers at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, offers two nonstop ights to destinations in Canada. 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County 9A Leader, February 1, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER – As state lawmakers go about their business during this year’s legislative session in Tallahassee, Pinellas County commissioners are continuing to monitor bills that could affect home rule. One of the new items on the Commission’s radar is the Higher Education Bill that calls for consolidation of all University of South Florida campuses. Currently, USF has its main campus in Tampa, plus two branch campuses – St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Each has separate accreditation. Brian Lowack, the county’s intergovernmental liaison, updated commissioners on the issue Jan. 23. He said if the bill passes, USF’s Board of Trustees would have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit a plan to phase out separate accreditation for the branch campuses. The accreditation would have to be terminated by June 30, 2020. In addition, the campuses would be required to consolidate their data. The reason lawmakers, including Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, support the plan is that when USF becomes a preeminence university, the branches would be included. In June 2016, Florida Board of Governors designated USF as the state’s rst “emerging preeminent state research university.” USF President Judy Genshaft set a goal for USF to achieve full preeminence by 2018. The Florida Preeminence program, written into state law four years ago, rewards high-performing state research institutions based on 12 metrics. The metrics include a high student admissions pro le, at least two top 50 national rankings, at least six national academy members, extensive research expenditures and an endowment of $500 million or more, among others, according to a June 23, 2016 article published by USF News. “Meeting nine of 12 preeminence benchmarks, USF is well beyond the required six benchmarks for “emerging preeminent” status and only two metrics away from full preeminence – which requires 11 of 12 metrics met,” the article said. Commission Chair Ken Welch commented about the lack of notice that a plan to consolidate was in the works. “They probably get a grade of F for communication,” Welch said. “This caught us all by surprise.” Issues that concern Welch include giving up independence and self-governance, diluting the tie to Pinellas County, and the needs of the local students to have their own local campus and identity. Commissioner Charlie Justice agreed. He said the St. Petersburg campus needed to be able to decide on what programs and classes to offer, and make decisions on which professors should be tenured. He talked about a lack of trust that existed between Tampa and St. Petersburg. Justice said he had talked to Sprowls. “He thinks it is the right thing to do,” Justice said. Justice is worried that some people don’t remember how St. Petersburg became a separate campus and why. He requested that the Commission send a letter to the sponsors of the bill requesting removal of the consolidation pending a community discussion. “Bigger isn’t necessarily better,” said Commissioner Janet Long. “There’s reason students decide to go to St. Petersburg and not Tampa. “We’re so proud of USF St. Pete, said Commissioner Karen Seel, who joined with the rest of the commission to approve sending a letter. Commissioners also discussed pending legislation that would expand allowable uses for the Tourist Development Tax. If the bill passes, it would allow tax money to pay for transportation and infrastructure needs related to tourism. Lowack said the House bill also allows funding of estuary and lagoon improvements. Pinellas County is officially opposed to expanding allowable uses; however, if the bill does pass commissioners want to keep local control on how the money is spent. Welch, who also chairs the Tourist Development Council, said members of that council want to make sure that the current 60 percent set aside from tax collections remains dedicated to marketing the destination. The members are OK if changes are made as long as the money comes from the other 40 percent, which now includes funding for beach nourishment and capital projects. But Long wants to make plans before the bill goes to vote. She advocates that the only new use in Pinellas be for tourismrelated transportation needs. Commissioner Pat Gerard said it was a “bit premature” to be making plans. She said if legislation passes, the Commission then could make it clear that transportation is all it can be used for in Pinellas. Commissioner Dave Eggers is concerned that if the bill passed it would put additional political pressure on how the money could be used. He gave the example of trying to decide between paying for a trip to the Philippines or fix a road that was critical to tourism. Seel agreed there was a danger in expanding allowable uses of the money. “Once you open it up, everyone will be on our doorstep, saying we want this and we want that,” she said. Justice asked about other effects of tourism on Pinellas besides transportation, such as other infrastructure needs, including parks. Welch said tourism affected the county’s emergency medical system in particular ambulance transports. Long said tourism’s effect on local hospitals was “enormous.” County Administrator Mark Woodard pointed out that the population in beach communities nearly doubled during the tourism season. For now, the Commission will remain in a “watchful waiting mode,” Welch said. The Commission also unanimously agreed to send a letter in opposition to legislation that might allow changes to the interlocal agreement between member governments of Tampa Bay Water. The city of Tampa and Hillsborough County want to treat reclaimed water to supplement their drinking water supplies. The last item discussed was a bill that would put the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board under the authority of county government. “We need to be prepared when this passes and the governor signs it,” Welch said. “We need to be prepared to get a board in place and take care of some technology needs.” The legislative session is scheduled to end March 9.Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at keeps watchful eye on TallahasseeOf cials concerned about bill that calls for consolidation of all USF campuses public about how to protect themselves from tax-related crimes. Tax identity theft occurs when an individual uses stolen personal information, such as a Social Security number, to le a fraudulent tax return and obtain a refund. Proactive steps to lessen the chance of becoming a victim include:  Filing tax returns early in the tax season  Using a secure Internet connection to le electronically  Mailing tax returns directly from the post of ce  Shredding any extra copies of tax documents  Responding to mail from the IRS as soon as possible  Remembering that the IRS will not contact taxpayers by email, text or social media  Only giving out Social Security numbers or Medicare numbers when absolutely necessary.  Checking credit reports at least once a year free of charge at www.annualcreditreport. com. For more information, visit www.consumer.ftc. gov/features/feature-0029tax-identity-theft-awarenessweek. Those who believe they are victims of tax identity theft should contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490. For more information about identity theft, call Pinellas County Consumer Protection at 727-464-6200 or visit consumer. 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10A Police Leader, February 1, 2018 Police BeatDeputies arrest man after Lealman Fire District chief’s vehicle stolenLEALMAN – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old St. Petersburg man Jan. 27 after he reportedly stole a Lealman Fire District chief’s vehicle and evaded deputies. Michael James Chick was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of burglary to an occupied structure; fleeing and eluding; grand theft auto; unlawful transmission on police or re radio frequency; and driving with a suspended license (second offense). Bail was set at $51,000. Deputies responded to Lealman Fire District Station 18, 4150 66th St. N. in St. Petersburg, about 1:15 p.m. in reference to a report of a stolen 2014 Ford Expedition. Deputies located the vehicle in the area of Park Street North and 84th Lane where they attempted to stop the vehicle driven by Chick, who initially refused to stop for deputies. Deputies say they attempted low speed interventions including Stop Stick deployment and were unsuccessful because of Chick’s evasive actions. Deputies say Pinellas County ight support arrived and deputies were able to follow from a safe distance. Deputies say Chick appeared to stop several times but then continued to evade deputies. Chick eventually stopped at the Arby’s restaurant on 6640 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Deputies took Chick into custody when he left the vehicle and attempted to enter the Arby’s restaurant. Deputies say the vehicle sustained minor damage.Palm Harbor teacher charged with sexual battery on a 16-year-oldPALM HARBOR – A teacher at Palm Harbor University High School is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $100,000 bail on charges of sexual battery on a 16-year-old. Matthew Franklin Pinder, 43, was arrested at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the high school. He has since resigned. Detectives with the sheriff’s Crimes Against Children Unit began their investigation Nov. 11 after the victim, who is now age 24, informed a school of cial of past inappropriate sexual contact with Pinder. The school of cial then told the school resource deputy and school of cials. Detectives said the victim was 16-years-old and a student at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater when the alleged crime occurred on or about Nov. 1, 2009. Pinder was a teacher at the school and serving as the victim’s mentor. Detectives said Pinder admitted to engaging in inappropriate activity with the 16-yearold at least two times. Detectives believe there may be more victims and are requesting the public to come forward with any information regarding inappropriate contact Pinder may have had with other children. Pinder was employed at Indian Rocks Christian School from 2000 to 2002 and Calvary Christian High School from 2002 to 2004. Pinder then moved to Kentucky. He returned to Pinellas County and worked as a teacher at Calvary Christian High School from 2009 to 2011. Pinder has been employed as a teacher at Palm Harbor University High School since 2011. Pinder told detectives that he currently volunteers as a Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout Troop and is the Den Leader for a Cub Scout Pack in Pinellas County. Detectives have noti ed the respective Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. Pinder is no longer a volunteer with the respective organizations. Anyone with information regarding other potential victims is asked to contact Detective Meredith Dimundo with the Crimes against Children’s Unit at 727-582-6200.79-year-old cyclist dies at scene of Pinellas Park crashPINELLAS PARK – A 79-year-old man from Pinellas Park died at the scene of a crash that occurred about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the northbound lane of U.S. 19 North. According to police investigators, Sean J. 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Viewpoints 11A Leader, February 1, 2018I’m writing to voice my opposition to a measure now before the Constitutional Revision Commission: To amend the state constitution to establish the right of all abused, neglected and abandoned children to their own attorneys in dependency court. After more than 40 years in law enforcement – including 26 as the statewide coordinator of FDLE’s Crimes Against Children Program – I’ve seen too many cases where children and adolescents had their own attorneys, with the result that the dependency court could not adequately protect the child. And so, I see great potential for this measure to harm children, not help them. Why? Because the truth is that children love their parents, and the vast majority of my child victims – no matter how badly they’d been abused – wanted to go home even if it placed them in danger. I’ve had kids say to me, ‘I love my dad. I just wish he’d stop doing what he’s doing.’” And so, when you put an attorney in the midst of this, it’s not in the best interests of kids as far as I’m concerned. When the kids do go home or somewhere else they’re at risk, they often instruct the attorney not to tell the judge. I’ve dealt with attorneys who actually hid kids’ whereabouts while they were in touch with the abusive parents and having them change their stories. And I know dependency judges who have had the same experience many times. The truth is that abused children already have access to attorneys. For one thing, the dependency judge can appoint them. For another, the Legislature approved a measure in 2014 to have children with special needs represented by attorneys on a registry; a bill that would incentivize more attorneys to do this pro bono is before the Legislature now. Above all, the Guardian ad Litem model we already have in Florida law provides children with a three-person team that includes a Best Interest Attorney; a GAL volunteer who advocates for the child in court, school, medical settings and more; and a case advocate manager who knows local resources and helps the volunteer gain access to services for the children. In short, the Guardian ad Litem Program acts as the judge’s eyes and ears, providing all the information they believe the judge needs to make decisions that are in the child’s best interest. I have investigated too many child homicides to allow dependent children to take still more risks. Vote NO on Proposal 40, and let the courts do their jobs. T erry Thomas is a retired special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.LETTERS Loneliness is much like the weather. People around the world may complain about it, but few people do anything to change it. Like old man river, it just keeps rolling along. Just when you think the composers have written every possible song about loneliness, someone comes up with a new one. But now the British have decided to face loneliness full on. The government has established a Ministry of Loneliness, and appointed a woman, Tracey Crouch, to ll the post. According to a piece in Forbes Magazine, research in the U.K. shows that 9 million Brits, or possibly more, always or often feel lonely. Things aren’t much better here in the USA. Our loneliness rates have doubled since the 1980s. One high ranking expert has said loneliness has reached epidemic proportions. Health problems tied to loneliness include sleeplessness, substance abuse, depression and suicide. I would add that huge numbers of unwise love affairs and marriages are surely the result of little more than the fear of being alone. Thousands of years ago, humans communicated with each other via smoke signals or drums. Then came spoken language, writing, mail, the printing press, the telegraph, telephone, radio waves and Morse code, radio voice broadcasting, television, the computer, the internet and Facebook. This poses the question: With so many ways for people to be in touch with each other, how can anyone ever feel lonely? The answer to that, of course, is that loneliness is often more than simple connectedness with another human being. It can take various forms. One is the feeling of being unwanted. Author Amy Tan said it is the fear of never being able to share who we really are. Actress Audrey Hepburn said, “I don’t want to BE alone. I just want to be LET alone.” Is loneliness the same as solitude? Hardly. Loneliness is usually connected with pain. But solitude has been de ned as the glory of being alone. I often think of celebrities and others who, upon achieving wealth and fame, lose no time in buying a home in Montana or Alaska just to achieve aloneness. What are some of the causes of loneliness? Simply being alive is a big one. If you have never experienced loneliness, you may actually be a zombie. Check in with your doctor. Another source of loneliness is excessive self-concern. That includes not giving two whoops in hell about other people, but also not caring much about ideas and the problems that humankind faces. Loneliness can be treated (if not defeated) in dozens of ways. Sex, alcohol, music, bungeejumping, knitting, and volunteering at hospice centers are a few approaches that have been tried. Take any job, such as a complaint desk, that puts you in constant contact with the general public. A few days of that will make you so glad to be alone you will weep in gratitude. I may be mistaken, but I’d guess that genuinely religious persons suffer as little from loneliness as any other group on earth. I’m not religious myself, but I often check in with some of the TV channels that show pastors of various (mostly Christian) denominations addressing huge gatherings of worshippers. A common theme set forth is that God is the answer to every problem. If so, then faith in God must be – or may be – the answer to loneliness. On the other hand, many religions have a track record of insisting that their beliefs are the only right ones, and that all other faiths are mistaken and should be ignored. Can you imagine any greater highway to worldwide contention and the loneliness that must surely follow? Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ us from spring forward, fall backThe ritual of spring forward, fall back has always seemed stupid to me. Just settle on a single time schedule and stick with it – daylight saving, Eastern Standard, whatever. The bouncing back and forth every few months is a pain in the neck, not to mention disorienting. You have to change all the clocks and watches in your house, car, and wherever. Schedules and sleep patterns get disrupted during the changeovers, and for what? That’s why I’m hopeful about a ploy from state Sen. Greg Steube to get Florida united under Eastern Standard Time, and then to observe daylight saving time all year. He attached an amendment to SB 585 to bring the western part of Florida, which is currently in the Central time zone, in line with the rest of the state. He is right about the confusion that can result from someone in Jacksonville trying to do business with someone in Pensacola, since the cities are in the same state but different time zones. We need a consistent way of telling the time. I know the arguments against daylight saving – particularly the one that says school kids can have to wait in the dark for their morning bus. Objection noted. That’s why I wouldn’t raise a hissy t if we just stuck with standard time. I’d prefer to stay under daylight saving, but it’s no big deal either way. As with most things, there have been a lot of studies that reach contradictory conclusions about which time-keeping system is best. The website Smart Asset reported one study said daylight savings cost the nation $1.7 billion annually, partly because we spend time doing things like changing clocks than instead of something more productive, like watching Property Brothers or something. Other studies put the actual cost much lower. I couldn’t care less about the cost estimates. That’s all accounting gobbledygook anyway. How about we make the change just because it seems like the thing to do? Danny McAuliffe reported for Florida Politics that Steube got the idea during a trip to his barber shop, which is where all great ideas are hatched. Patrons talked about how changing back and forth between time standards messes with school kids. Well, it can be confusing. I’ll also admit that those rst few days when we “fall back” and it gets dark around 5 p.m. are really depressing. That’s not what we need in the Sunshine State. If this gets past the Legislature, it will take an act of Congress to make the change of cial. Could be a problem, since Congress doesn’t ever seem to guratively know the time of the day, let alone how to come together and pass a commonsense change. We can hope though. In the meantime, set your alarms for March 11. That’s when daylight saving time begins again. Spring forward. With any luck, maybe we won’t have to fall back again. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. Driver’s SeatBob Driver Are you lonely? Isn’t everyone? Proposal would put Fla. children in harm’s way 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563  Fax: 727-397-5900  www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli Advertising Director: Jay Rey Classi ed Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown Online editor: Suzette Porter Beach Beacon: Bob McClure Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond Clearwater Beacon: Logan Mosby Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond Largo Leader: Chris George Palm Harbor Beacon: Kathryn Williams Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kathryn Williams Entertainment Editor: Lee Zumpe General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 What do you think?Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to We will not print the letter writer’s phone number.As I See ItTerry Thomas The deadline to submit letters pertaining to the March 13 election is Fe.b 22. No letters from candidates or their supporters will be published after March 1.Election letters policy Joe Henderson Why we need Mayor KaticaEditor: Gary H. Katica and his lovely wife, Mary, moved to Belleair in 1984. He rst served as a town commissioner in 2000 and was elected mayor in 2006. As a young man, Gary served with distinction in the United States Air Force in Korea. It would be hard to overstate the contributions of Mayor Katica to our town. He handled the dif culties surrounding the closing of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel with real skill. The disappearance of such a landmark was a psychological blow to all. The loss of revenue to Belleair required many long and careful meetings with the commissioners and the town manager in order to restructure the town’s nances. Gary’s hard push to improve Belleair’s infrastructure is well known. A highlight of that effort was the changing of the original plan for Belleair’s “jewel,” our town’s bluff. This original plan could have weakened the bluff by mandating the cutting of several trenches through it in an effort to provide proper drainage. It also would have required a massive amount of ll being brought into our town. It was estimated that it would have taken 5,500 truckloads of ll coming and going on town infrastructure to accomplish this rst plan. Gary said, “No!” A superior plan was adopted that buried the drainage pipes under Bayview Drive. They funneled the water to a single exit to the Intracoastal at the south end of the bluff. Gary was also instrumental in the town’s purchase of the Belleview Biltmore Golf Course from the Ades brothers. When Mr. Dan Doyle, Jr. later offered to purchase and massively improve the property, everything worked out very neatly. Belleair will have another “showstopper” when the old course reopens next year as the Pelican Golf Course. In order for towns to be successful, it is necessary to build great relationships among their many departments. Gary’s role in this for Belleair should not be underestimated. Mutual respect in our town government runs both upward and downward, which is a mark of good leadership. A good leader sets the course and backs his men and women as they carry out their respective tasks. Gary does all of this and more. There will be lots of “issues” in the future, as there always are. Let’s reelect a man who has been tested and found solid, both in character and ability to solve all manner of problems. Whether he’s working behind a desk or socializing at all of our town’s functions, you can count on Gary to be there. Gary Katica is affectionately called by one and all, “Mr. Mayor.” Let’s keep it that way! Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Hartshorne BelleairMayor should work for residents’ happinessRe: ‘Plenty of questions remain for West Bay project,’ Largo Leader, Jan. 17 Editor: I nd the reaction of Largo Mayor Woody Brown typical of what I have seen of Largo itself in the ve plus years I have lived here. He showed he does not understand his relation to the public when he said all options should be explored, even those that would anger the people. This is typical of the arrogance I have seen in politicians around the country in general, and locally in particular. I understand that it is a valid function of government to encourage businesses, but what I don’t understand is the willingness to inconvenience the general public to do it. He is not interested in spending money to improve the ow of traf c on the road. Apparently, he would gladly slow them down to a crawl everyday if it would increase revenue that would give them even more capability to control the lives of the residents. Taking lanes away from people on their way to the beach would only make them more anxious to get through the aggravation of the area. Having said that, Option 2 could be an improvement by keeping bicyclists separated from the cars. It would keep them safer and prevent them from impeding traf c ow. So how about the mayor and his associates look at doing things the public would be happy with rather than imposing some kind of scheme to inconvenience the taxpayers. Larry Miller Largo


12A Outdoors Leader, February 1, 2018Although our current weather pattern is ushering in three cold fronts a week, the cold fronts thankfully haven’t been as strong as they were at the beginning of the month. With that said, water temperatures are slowly rising and brief warm-ups after the fronts pass through have helped for more consistent action than a couple of weeks ago. Speckled trout shing is holding strong in areas like Fort DeSoto and St. Joseph’s Sound, sh areas around the main channel that have a bit of grass on the bottom. It seems as if the trout are congregated more heavily in that deeper water. Also with the cooler water plenty of fish have moved into the canals around the passes. Colder overcast days will have the trout hunkering down on the bottom in the middle of the canals. Try shing shad tail jigs in a variety of colors or a free lined shrimp for best results. This week’s full moon should have the sheepshead preparing to spawn. Masses of sheepshead will make their migration toward near shore structures all throughout Tampa Bay and reefs and rock piles just off our beaches. Look for inland bridges and pass jetties to really start to load up with huge populations of sheepshead over the next couple of weeks. Anglers should target the sheepies with small pieces of fresh shrimp or ddler crabs. It’s always a good idea to do some chumming with some fresh barnacles that you can scrape from any of the pilings at low tide. Daytime dock shing has been reliable when the wind is too high to sh the ats. Live shrimp either free-lined or shed on the bottom will work for any predators under the dock. Finding productive docks can take many trips of trial and error. A quicker way to nd a good dock is at night. Lighted docks that consistently hold sh at night also will hold sh during the day. Use these docks as starting points, and try some of the surrounding docks, as sh are likely to spread out a little during the day.Fishing gets better between cold fronts Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Photo by LYNN EWONAITISThis live seahorse was seen in a crab trap at a residence in Indian Rocks Beach. Seahorses live in areas such as seagrass beds, estuaries, coral reefs and mangroves. Cute creature Outdoors BriefsRegistration 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 flat course that will take participants through McGough and Bonner parks’ trails, boardwalks and on 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 500th runner cap is not met. All proceeds will go toward supporting Largo Nature Parks. Registration forms can be found online at; or picked up at McGough Nature Park and Bonner Park, 14444 143rd St. N. For more information, visit or call 727-518-3047.McGough Park hosts 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. McGough Nature Park 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.Club to host fth annual Orchid ExtravaganzaBELLEAIR – The Belleair Garden Club will host its fth annual Orchid Extravaganza on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Belleair. Michael Polen of Art Stone Orchids and Statuary will be the guest speaker. A variety of orchids will be available for purchase. Afternoon English tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Guests and visitors are always welcome. For information, call 727-585-0452.Garden Club announces upcoming programsCLEARWATER – The Clearwater Garden Club will host a number of events and programs in the coming weeks at 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. Events are open to the public. For information, call 727-316-5504. Following is a list of upcoming events:  Organic Gardening Program – Friday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Jai McFall, master gardener, educator and organic gardener will present a program on organic gardening. McFall will show healing plants and herbs and discuss how to grow and use them to promote healthy living. Some plants may be available for purchase.  Gardening on Saturday – Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. This will be a workshop on painting a wood totem. There is a materials fee of $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. All are invited to bring plants and/or cuttings for the Grow & Share segment. RSVP is required. To RSVP, email  Clearwater Garden Club Antiques Fair and Craft Show – Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented in cooperation with Depression Glass, the show will feature jewelry, woodcrafts, homemade crafts and a vegetable stand from a local school. Booth registration is still available. For information or to register for a booth, visit antiques-fair. + Evening in the Garden Wine and Cheese Social – Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. The event will include a self-watering container gardens demo and workshop. There will be a $20 materials fee that must be paid in advance. Suggested donation for wine is $3 a glass. RSVP is required. 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New laminate wood ooring, newer appliances and large window to bring in the Florida sun. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1 CG Oldsmar $216,000 SOLDKerryn EllsonCoastal PropertiesMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionCaroleanne VoracFuture Home Realty Real estate newsmakers Klein & Heuchan sells Madeira Beach apartment building MADEIRA BEACH – Klein & Heuchan Inc. recently represented the seller, Beach Fund LLC, in the sale of 110 148th Ave. E. in Madeira Beach. The buyer was PawPurr Epsilon LLC. This 11-unit apartment building was fully renovated in 2006. This property has high occupancy and strong rental rates in one of the best beach communities in Pinellas County. The sale price was $1,225,000. Monique Petronje of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction. “Multi-family investments are in very high demand,” said Mark Klein in a press release. Klein is president and CEO of Klein & Heuchan Inc. “With the economy booming and very low interest rates being paid on bank deposits, many investors are achieving greater returns by deploying their capital into real estate. Apartments can be a very attractive opportunity for today’s real estate buyers. We had multiple offers for this fully renovated property and sold it to the best candidate. The Buyer was able to obtain very good xed rate nancing through Freddie Mac. We believe all sectors of the real estate are going to remain strong going forward.”Realty Experts Inc. welcomes new agentsSEMINOLE – Realty Experts Inc. recently added a number of new agents to its team. Joining Realty Experts Inc. are Renee Dobraski, Rotem Oren, Blake Roberts, Gary Ricco, Joey Rossi, Stacy Shular and Steven Weinstein.Holly Young earns Distinguished Service AwardSOUTH PASADENA – Luxury & Beach Realty recently announced that Holly Young was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Pinellas Realtor Organization. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to professionalism and performance by Young for serving as chairwoman of the citations committee and for her service on this committee for the past three years. PRO recently presented the award to Young during a special ceremony at the organization’s installation of the board of directors. “Young possesses a tireless dedication to abiding by the code of ethics and ensuring the public is protected, and that is what the honor is all about,” said Julie Simpson, broker/owner of Luxury & Beach Realty ofces in the Tampa/St. Pete/Orlando/Naples area. “In the six years she has been an agent, she truly understands what it means to be a real estate professional and a community volunteer and she is an example from which we can all learn something.” “It is a great honor to be recognized among such a talented and dedicated group of real estate professionals,” said Young. “The unwavering support of my broker and real estate family at Luxury & Beach Realty undoubtedly helped to make receiving this award possible. Doing what you love makes even the most challenging days enjoyable.”Coldwell Banker Sun Vista announces top sales agent for 2017INDIAN SHORES – Coldwell Banker Sun Vista recently recognized its top sales agent for 2017. Rich Rippetoe was the agency’s top sales agent in 2017, with more than $27 million in closed sales volume and a total of 73 sales.Weichert af liated of ce welcomes new team membersST. PETERSBURG – Weichert af liated of ces in the St. Petersburg area recently welcomed two new individuals to the team. Joining Weichert, Realtors – Equity are Miguel Ganvini and Adam Green eld.Sandy Hartmann & Associates named No. 1 real estate teamSEMINOLE – Sandy Hartmann & Associates recently was named the No. 1 real estate team in the cities of Seminole and Largo for 2017. The team sold more than 220 homes in Tampa Bay, totaling over $69 million in sales volume for the year. This is the 12th consecutive year the team has been No. 1 in the city of Seminole and the second consecutive year in the city of Largo. Evan Pedone named top listing, sales advisorMADEIRA BEACH – Engel & Vlkers recently named Evan Pedone the top listing and sales real estate advisor for January 2018. Pedone negotiated over $2 million in sales and increased his listing portfolio. “Evan goes out of his way for his clients,” said Cherie Pattishall in a press release. Pattishall is license partner/broker. “He aims to surpass the expectations of his clients and helps them achieve their real estate goals.” Press releases are published as space allows and are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. All submissions can be dropped off at the of ce or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772; emailed to; or faxed to 727-397-5900. Questions? Call 727-397-5563 or send an email. 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Community 13A Leader, February 1, 2018 Business BriefcaseNew boutique opens at Julie’s CottageLARGO – Two new additions recently joined Julie’s Cottage at Provence and The Emporium at 13128 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. New to the cottage are The Merge Boutique and Market 516. The Merge Boutique is a co-op of vendors located inside Julie’s Cottage offering classic, trendy and BoHo apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories. There is a style and size for most everyone. The inventory is constantly changing and there is always something new to see. At Market 516 shoppers will nd farmhouse inspired gifts and an extensive line of Dixie Belle chalk paint. Every color under the rainbow is available as well as stains, waxes, brushes and much more. Julie’s Cottage and The Emporium will host an open house on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature complimentary wine and snacks and live music Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Market 516 will be offering fun workshop classes and free Dixie Belle paint demos. For information, call 727-517-8102.Grand Central District to host Chili Cook-offST. PETERSBURG – The Grand Central District will host its 13th annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 3, along the 2400-2500 blocks of Central Avenue. The Grand Central Chili Cook-off is the district’s longest-running event and serves as a fundraiser for the GCDA, a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization. The event will include the chili competition with over 30 contestants, live music, dozens of vendors and chance drawings. Chili tasting tickets are available online at www.grandcentraldistrict. org. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. If available, tickets will be sold at the event for $20 for adults and $15 for children. Chili tasting tickets include samples of all the chili entries and voting participation in the People’s Choice category. The chili entries also will be tasted and scored by local celebrity judges, and winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. in multiple categories, including Best Restaurant, Best Business/Organization, Best Individual, and People’s Choice. There is no admission fee to enjoy the non-chili elements of the event, including access to vendors and live local music. Beverages will be available for purchase from vendors and local establishments. Registration for chili contest entrants is still open, and sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call 727-828-7006 or email Proceeds go to the Grand Central District’s green initiatives.Bluffs Business Association to meetBELLEAIR BLUFFS – The Bluffs Business Association will host its monthly after-hours mingle on Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Laura Katz in The Alley, 596 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments while making new business contacts. Participants may bring a door prize and give a quick commercial about their business. Information about the Bluffs Wine Walk will be provided. For information or to RSVP, call Bonnie Trembulak at 727-686-8797 or visit School NotebookPinellas Technical High among schools holding groundbreaking ceremoniesThree Pinellas County schools recently held groundbreaking ceremonies. The school district held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest high school, Pinellas Technical High School, 12611 86th Ave. N., Seminole, on Jan. 22. The ceremony celebrated the district’s rst technical high school. The school’s new mission will be to allow students to take advanced level classes, earn industry certi cations, participate in internships, and take advantage of college dual enrollment, all under one roof. A groundbreaking ceremony for a renovation project at Lakewood High, 1400 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, was on Jan. 24, and the district broke ground on a renovation project at Tarpon Springs High, 1411 Gulf Road, on Jan. 31.Pinellas to honor Hispanic studentsCLEARWATER – The inaugural Maria Edmonds Hispanic Achievement Awards ceremony will take place at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, Feb. 3, 9-10:30 a.m. About 450 students from elementary, middle and high schools will be honored. In addition to the awards, students will have opportunities for scholarships from St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Pinellas Technical College. The event will honor the legacy of Maria Nieves Edmonds, an advocate for women, children and members of the Hispanic Community. Edmonds, who passed away Jan. 19, 2017, was an associate provost at St. Petersburg College and served on the Juvenile Welfare Board and as chairperson for the Hispanic Leadership Council. The event will feature student performances, a presentation by Pinellas Superintendent Michael Grego, a message by Mount Vernon Elementary School Principal Robert Ovalle and closing remarks by an East Lake High School student.Multicultural festival set at Seminole schoolSEMINOLE – Student members of the Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Council at Seminole Elementary School will host the school’s fourth annual Multicultural Festival on Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Scheduled events include music, dancing, food, cultural artifacts and student sharing. The event is free and open to the public to celebrate the diversity of the school and local community and to learn about other cultures of the world. Seminole Elementary is located at 10950 74th Ave., N., Seminole. For more information, call 727-547-7668. Seminole High chosen as a model school SEMINOLE Seminole High School has been chosen by the International Center for Leadership in Education as a 2018 Model School. As a result of the recognition, Seminole High School will present at the annual Model Schools Conference to be held in Orlando in June. Seminole High was chosen for the positive learning gains it achieved through the school’s commitment to career and college readiness and the strong relationships created through its academy model. Seminole High School is the second school in Pinellas to be recognized by ICLE. Clearwater High School has achieved the recognition three times. The award recognizes schools that are high-performing and demonstrate rapid improvement.Awards available for visually impaired studentsVisually impaired students in Pinellas County grades six-eight and nine12 can apply for the annual Mildred Shavlan Achievement Awards through March 2. The award, established in 1986 by the Pinellas Braille Group Inc., is awarded annually. This year’s award includes a $500 scholarship courtesy of the St. Petersburg Lions Club and will go to a high school senior. For more information on the applications or the awards, email Carol Syvrud at or visit Bar hosts People’s Law SchoolCLEARWATER – The Clearwater Bar in conjunction with St Petersburg College hosts the People’s Law School, an educational series taught by local attorneys and judges on Thursday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. in Room ES102-104, at the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew Street, Clearwater. The presentations on Feb. 1 will feature Jodi Leisure and Katherine Neal speaking on personal injury law and auto insurance. Following this presentation will be a class on immigration law taught by Ahmad Yakzan from The American Dream Law Of ce. On Feb. 8, Gale H. Moore will teach the first class on family law, followed by a class on collaborative law presented by Moore and David Harper, a certified public accountant. The People’s Law School has educated the citizens of Pinellas County for more than 25 years in various areas of the law. All of the presenters and speakers are volunteers who commit their time every year to educate the public. For information and directions, visit or call 727-4614869. Information is also available on the People’s Law School Facebook page.VA deputy secretary to speak at SPCSEMINOLE Tom Bowman, deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the featured speaker at the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions’ Spring Forum on Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., in the Conference Center at St. Petersburg College’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. In his address, titled VA Reform: Modernization and Transformation, Bowman will discuss VA’s efforts to modernize and transform the VA to meet veterans’ needs in the 21st century. Following his remarks, Bowman will join a panel of local VA of cials and veteran advocates to discuss progress and challenges for the agency in this transformation. Reform of the VA has been a promise of presidential administrations since last reformed more than two decades ago. Yet, despite passage of a $16.3 billion VA Reform Act four years ago, challenges remain. Joining Bowman on the panel will be Suzanne Klinker, director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Dr. Alfonso Carreno, chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, and the Rev. Robert “Bob” Swick, retired Marine Corps captain, chaplain and veterans advocate. VA’s transformation efforts are looking to provide greater choice for veterans on how they receive their care, modernize systems, better focus resources, improve timeliness in delivery of care and bene ts, and prevent veteran suicide, the VA’s top clinical priority. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested at http:// announces information sessionsSt. Petersburg College is hosting two upcoming information sessions for prospective students. A Paralegal Studies information session is scheduled on Monday, Feb. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., at the SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. SPC’s Workforce Institute offers a suite of non-degree training services and options that are affordable and accessible to both individuals and organizations. An information session on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-noon, at SPC’s Downtown Campus, 244 2nd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, will outline the certi cates or certi cations offered. For more information, email Lake High presents School House Rock!TARPON SPRINGS East Lake High School students will present School House Rock! Live! Jr. on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8-9, 7 p.m., at the high school, 1300 Silver Lake Drive, Tarpon Springs. For more information, call 727-942-5419.Local students recognized for good gradesFour Pinellas County students have been recognized for their academic achievement during the fall semester at their respective colleges or universities. Daniel James Alles of Largo, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, and Cormac Dean Bettinger of Belleair Beach, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. Samantha Williamson of Clearwater was named to the Dean’s List of distinguished students for the 2017 fall term at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better. Williamson is a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. Thomas Teague of Clearwater was recently named to the President’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed at least nine semester hours with a term grade point average of 4.0. By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO – Pinellas County School Board members recognized Debra Canning as the 2017-2018 Support Employee of the Year during a Jan. 16 meeting. Canning learned she had won the award Jan. 12 during a luncheon at Feather Sound Country Club honoring all semi nalists and finalists. Some 125 support employees were nominated in ve categories: classroom support, clerical, food service, maintenance/safety/ health/transportation and plant operations. Canning, a 21st Century iClass liaison, was nominated in the classroom support category. She will now represent the district in the state competition. Each semifinalist received a $100 check and a gift bag from Achieva Credit Union, which sponsored the luncheon, as well as a framed certificate. Each finalist received a $200 check, a banner, trophy, gift bag and a framed certificate. Canning received a $300 check, banner, trophy, gift bag and framed certi cate. Valerie Brimm, director of the office of Strategic Partnerships, praised Canning, saying during the ve years Canning had worked in the 21st Century iClass Learning Center Program, she had “watched her really become passionate about the work and wanting to see students excel.” “She would always go beyond the call of duty to make sure not only are they successful academically, but socially, physically, spiritually, mentally, and so with that I learned she would do just about anything to make these kids happy,” Brimm said. Canning says she tries to set an example in the classroom with teachers and staff, as well as out in the community. “I feel very fortunate that to be at this stage of my career to be able to give back to the community and these students,” she said. “I was one of these kids many years ago. 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14A Beaches Leader, February 1, 2018 By WAYNE AYERSTBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH – The city is looking at upping its hourly parking rate at cityowned lots, including John’s Pass Village. The increase would be 25 cents an hour, on Fridays and Saturdays only. City Planning Director Linda Portal proposed the parking rate hike along with other administrative fee increases at the Jan. 23 city commission workshop meeting. The last increase in the city parking fee was in 2015, when the rate was raised from $1.50 to $2. The charge would affect nonresidents only. City residents can park for free in city-owned lots. Raising the city parking rate can have a big impact on revenue, according to an analysis done by former Finance Director Vince Tenaglia in 2016. That study projected a $200,000 to $300,000 yearly increase in revenue for each 25-cent per hour increase, seven days a week. Finance Director Walter Pierce said the parking rate hike would help revenues and be competitive with what other communities charge. “We think there is room for an increase. It’s warranted,” Pierce said. “We’re trying to get revenue where we can to meet some of our needs.” He also said the new parking machines make it easier for visitors and “we would like a little bit of a return” on that new technology. Mayor Maggi Black said it was OK with her. “As long as we’re not gouging people, they will get used to it.” Commissioner Nancy Oakley was opposed. “I don’t want to see the parking rate raised,” she said. “We’ll hear from the people in John’s Pass, who will say people are paying more money to park and now they’re not spending as much money in their stores.” Commissioner Terry Lister, who supported an unsuccessful attempt to raise the rate to $2.50 in 2017, was not at the meeting. Portal proposed raising the fees for planning and development activities “so that we’re covering the cost of doing business.” She said revenue raised from these fees in the past “has not even come close to covering what it was costing the city to provide those services.” Portal also proposed raising the charge for site plan reviews of residential properties to bring it in line with the commercial property rate. “The residential rate is much lower than commercial. It makes no sense,” she said. Portal said the rate should be based on the size of the development, regardless of whether it is residential or commercial. When asked by Commissioner John Douthirt whether the proposed higher fees were comparable to other cities, Portal said “the planning fees went up quite a bit, but it’s still much cheaper than what’s being paid everywhere else.” The rate increases will be put on the agenda at a regular meeting for a vote by the commission. John’s Pass improvements, challengesThe John’s Pass power and lighting project has improved the lighting and safety in the area, Marina and Central Services Director Dave Marsicano said. The project is being totally paid for with a $340,000 state grant. The large Medjool palm trees have been up-lighted, and new light towers with speakers have been installed along the boardwalk, Marsicano said. Electrical power outlets have been added throughout the Village, bene tting the outdoor events and activities being held there. The Seafood Festival saved money by no longer having to bring in a generator for power, Marsicano said. An 18-foot light pole has also been installed at the east end of the boardwalk, where merchants said there was not enough light. While working on the project, the pavers in the Village were discovered to have been installed without the proper base, and are dropping several inches a year, Marsicano said. That is a potential safety hazard, Marsicano said, and plans are being made to x the problem in the future. The power and light project is now complete, Marsicano said. As a result, “the Boardwalk is de nitely safer, and the John’s Pass area is much safer than it was before.” Marsicano also said residents on Pelican Lane are requesting a sidewalk. That is not possible, he said, without the elimination of resident parking spaces, due to right of way issues. “The issue is parking,” Marsicano said. “If a sidewalk is put in, a lot of parking spots will be lost.” He did say he would take another look at a sidewalk and talk to the property owners, “but I don’t think I’m going to have much luck.” Marsicano said improvements are being made along Pelican Lane where the back sides of shops are facing the road. Trash barrels and dumpsters are being enclosed, and fences put around some properties. More needs to be done to clean up the area, he added. Marsicano said he plans to work with Portal on some code changes that would make business owners responsible for putting their trash containers in enclosures.Madeira may raise public parking fee By WAYNE AYERSTBN Correspondent MADEIRA BEACH – A politically divided city commission has chosen a new city manager. Following a search that began with the ring of City Manager Shane Crawford, temporarily interrupted with the hiring, and then unhiring, of Fire Chief Derryl O’Neal, and a selection process from among 38 applicants, the commission narrowed its choices to one at a special meeting on Jan. 26. In a 3-2 vote, the commission picked Jonathan Evans, who was the city manager of Riviera Beach in 2017. Prior to that, he was assistant county administrator of Sarasota County for a year, city manager of Haines City from 2013 to 2016, and assistant city manager of Largo from 2006 to 2012. Evans, who had previous jobs in Largo and Sarasota, had been the commission’s most popular choice when the top ve candidates were selected at a commission meeting in early January. At that time, Mayor Maggi Black, and Commissioners John Douthirt, Nancy Hodges, and Nancy Oakley had Evans on their top ve list. In the nal selection, Evans lost the vote of Hodges, who said she was concerned that he had turned in his application form after the Dec. 21 deadline. He had previously submitted his rsum on Dec. 1, which contains much of the same information. Hodges said it was unfair to allow Evans to turn in his application late, when the other candidates were on time with theirs. Commissioner Terry Lister also voted no on Evans’ selection. City Attorney Ralf Brookes said Evans’ failure to meet the application deadline was not a problem, if a commission majority agreed to accept it, which they did. The commission also chose a backup, in case the Evans pick does not work out. He is Joseph Helfenberger, who was city manager of St. Cloud from 2015 to July of last year. Hodges and Lister voted against both Evans and Helfenberger in the nal selection, though Lister had Helfenberger on his top ve list before. Lister nominated former City Manager Crawford as the back-up choice. That failed in a 2-3 vote, with only Hodges joining Lister in favor. Former Commissioner Steve Kochick questioned the selection of Evans as city manager, saying “you’re bringing someone in who had an issue with the town he came from.” Kochick said the commission needs to talk about that, rather than “just keep everything quiet.” Oakley said Evans was let go after blowing the whistle on commission members in Riviera Beach who were allegedly having work done on their personal properties by city employees. Douthirt also said news and You Tube reports from Riviera Beach and Florida League of Cities sources said that the situation also may have been racially motivated. “That was a big part of it,” Douthirt said. Evans is black. Mayor Black congratulated Evans on his selection as city manager. She said, “I’m really excited that we voted for Jonathan Evans as our city manager. I hope he accepts the position, and that the city can move forward in a positive direction under his leadership.”Madeira Beach commission settles on new city manager 020118 Windows Doors Hurricane Shutters  35 Years of Trustworthy Reputation  Thousands of Local ReferencesVisit Our Showroom 2501 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg www.storm tter.comSTORMFITTERS CORPORATION727.544.0575 Hurricane Security Windows/DoorsCall for your FREE Home Inspection & Estimate Surround Yourself with Peace of Mind! Prepare NOW! 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, February 1, 2018  Visit Jon Cleary Trio, Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $29.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit With the recent release of “Go Go Juice,” Cleary returns to the hard driving, soulful, and funky pop tunes that have brought him critical acclaim since his 1999 album “Moonburn.” Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith, he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist and a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint.  The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Pink Floyd; Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $35. For venue information, call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaf For tickets, visit www. Audience members will journey to “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” – two of the best-selling albums of all time – for a night of Pink Floyd’s classic hits such as “Money,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick in the Wall,” among many more. Martin Herman conducts, with Randy Jackson as vocalist.  Take Me to the River, Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit Take Me to the River is a Memphis soul and R&B review featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant, three of this country’s great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they produced a bevy of acclaimed albums and helped turn out hits for the likes of Otis Redding, Tina Turner and Al Green. The “Memphis sound” these artists created was recently featured in “Take Me to the River,” a musical documentary that took home the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival and helped put this revue on the road.  “Cabaret,” Friday, Feb. 2, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s “Cabaret” returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Audiences will hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”  Arlo Guthrie, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-791-7400 or visit The Re:Generation tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo’s children Abe Guthrie and Sarah Lee Guthrie will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie generations. They will perform selections from every fulllength studio album he’s released since his debut. For the last ve decades, Arlo has carried on the Guthrie family legacy of sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classics with audiences far and wide. Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. Top ve diversions Photo by BEN KING/CBS FILMS/LIONSGATEHelen Mirren stars in “Winchester,” to be released by CBS Films and Lionsgate. Opening this weekend Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester in horror lm Winchester' Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lm opening in wide release:‘Winchester’Genre: Horror Cast: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson and Finn Scicluna-O’Prey Directors: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Rated: PG-13 On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren), heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the troubled Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.‘A Fantastic Woman’Genre: Drama Cast: Daniela Vega and Francisco Reyes Director: Sebastin Lelio Rated: R Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, February 1, 2018New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments to perform at Largo Community CenterLARGO – As part of the Bright Lights Concert Series, New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments will perform Thursday, Feb. 8, 1 to 3 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $16 for center seating and $14 for side seating. Visit or call 727-518-3131. New Odyssey performs arrangements of almost every style using 30 different musical instruments. With a unique combination of great music, audience participation and sheer zaniness, this show is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Retribution to play Largo Central Park for Thirsty Third Fridays LARGO – As part of the Thirsty Third Fridays series, Retribution will perform Friday, Feb. 16, 7 to 10 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Thirsty Third Fridays features adult beverages, food vendors and a local headliner. Admission is free. For more information, visit Emerging from the nature coast of Port Richey, Retribution is rising toward the pinnacle of the Florida club scene. With their incendiary live show and amazing musical accuracy, Retribution has become one of the hottest bands in the Tampa Bay area. Retribution offers a fresh variety of popular high energy tunes from today and yesterday. Chinese New Year set in Largo Central ParkLARGO – Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. No need to travel far to experience one of the world’s most unique and ancient cultures. Chinese New Year is part of a larger lunar New Year celebration that takes place across Asia. This celebration will offer attendees an opportunity to sample traditional foods, watch colorful performances and try their hand at some traditional Chinese crafts and activities. From dragons to pandas, there’s something for the entire family. Admission is free. Wristbands may be purchased for childrens activities. For more information, visit to perform at Safety Harbor Public LibrarySAFETY HARBOR – Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Fletcher will perform a recital showcasing four musical centuries from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will feature the prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 and Lute Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach, Paganini’s ever popular Caprice No. 24, the endishly dif cult Five Bagatelles by British composer William Walton, and the great Spanish masterwork Cordoba by Isaac Albeniz. Fletcher also will perform transcriptions from his “Satie” album and works by Dowland, Llobet, and Segovia. Fletcher began playing guitar at 7 years of age and has performed in concert halls across the United States, Canada and Europe. For information on Fletcher, visit SPAA to present session on arts business ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will present a session on arts business sound principles Thursday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m., at the Greenhouse, 440 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The SPAA sessions seek to inform and inspire successful for-pro t and non-pro t creative businesses. This session will focus on tax year 2017 realities and plans for tax year 2018. Topics will include standard deduction and exemptions, adjustments and tax withholding, business expenses and ways to pay for 2018 tax reforms. The presenter will be Susan Plage of H&R Block. This is Plage’s fourth year teaching this popular session. For information and to register, visit Rio to headline 28th annual Country in the ParkPINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park city council and city administration will present the 28th annual Country in the Park on Saturday, March 17, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The city of Pinellas Park recently named Diamond Rio as this year’s headlining band. Formed in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, the band consists of Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocal), Dan Truman (keyboards), and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals). Diamond Rio recently released “I Made It,” their 10th studio album. The title track was co-written by Olander. The album features 11 new songs. Produced by Olander and Mike Clute, “I Made It” is available on iTunes and www. Diamond Rio signed to Arista Records and in 1991 with the release of “Meet in the Middle” became the rst country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band is also known for their hits “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two” and more. The band recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Diamond Rio has sold more than 10 million albums, won a Grammy Award and a Dove Award. They have six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM). Known for their charity commitments including long-time spokespersons for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the band has raised over $1 million for nonpro ts and received the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award.Suncoast Symphony Orchestra announces upcoming concertsThe Suncoast Symphony Orchestra will present its Series II concert entitled “Caliente!” on Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For information, call 727595-4610. The Suncoast Symphony Orchestra also will perform “Caliente!” on Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., at North Bay Community Church, 3170 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Call 727-796-0071. A nal performance will take place Saturday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m., at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Call 727-785-7487. Visit for program information.Billy Joel to perform Feb. 9 at Amalie ArenaTAMPA – Billy Joel will perform Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $49.50. Tickets are available at the ticket of ce at Amalie Arena and at Ticketmaster outlets. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Visit or call 813-301-2500 for venue information. It’s a good bet that the show will sell out: Joel has sold out Amalie Arena seven times. In December 2013, Joel became Madison Square Garden’s rst-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues to build upon this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/ composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic signi cance.” In November 2014, Joel received The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which honors living musical artists’ lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences and inspiring new generations. The same year he received the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States’ top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a Tony Award for “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, Joel released “Piano Man” – his rst hit song – in 1973. He enjoyed a string of Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Among his best-known hits are “Just the Way You Are,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “My Life,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “Tell Her About It,” “Uptown Girl,” “An Innocent Man” and “The Longest Time.” Photo courtesy of AMALIE ARENABilly Joel takes the stage Feb. 9 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. A&E news Photo courtesy of NEW ODYSSEYLargo Community Center welcomes New Odyssey: 3 Guys, 30 Instruments on Feb. 8. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, February 1, 2018ST. PETERSBURG – With a brand-new album and a major tour underway, it’s going to be a busy year for celebrated instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Joe Satriani. Satriani has revived his G3 tour entity for a 2018 run. Joining him will be Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen. The G3 2018 tour will visit the Tampa Bay area for a performance on Saturday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit Since its debut in 1996, Satriani’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists – everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp. The tour has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the United States, South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” Satriani said in a press release promoting the tour. “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild, it’s everything you could want in a show.”Joe SatrianiSatriani is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. His solo discography includes a host of classics, including 1989’s “Flying In A Blue Dream,” “The Extremist” from 1992, “Is There Love In Space?” (2004) and 2010’s “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards.” His 15 Grammy nominations have been for songs such as “Always with Me, Always with You,” “The Crush Of Love” and “Summer Song,” as well as full albums like “Sur ng With the Alien.” “The Extremist” and “Super Colossal.” Growing up on Long Island, New York, Satriani turned to the guitar only after rst attempting to play drums and piano and failing miserably. “I spent hours sitting right next to my mother as she played piano, and I marveled at her ability to play rhythm and melody independently and be able to read sheet music,” Satriani said in a biography provided by Mad Ink PR. “It’s just something I never had.” But then, the guitar came along. “I was like, ‘Oh, look at this. I actually can progress,’” he said. “I started on the guitar because I was such a Hendrix fan, but I got to day two because I noticed that it was the instrument that presented the least amount of resistance. Although I constantly feel like I’m not really cut out to be a guitar player and certainly not a performer in the music industry, here I am. Once it got in my hands, I said, “I’m never letting go of this guitar because this is my ticket to expression,’ you know?” For “What Happens Next,” the legendary guitarist reveals a new persona: himself. Abandoning the string of alien personas and science fiction themes Satriani incorporated as part of his creative process, he has undergone a kind of metamorphosis. “It was an internal artistic rebirth,” Satriani said. “I’m thinking, ‘no science ction, no time travel, no songs about distant planets or aliens or anything like that.’” Instead, Satriani looked inward, writing songs “about a human being, two feet on the ground, heart pumping, with emotions, dreams, and hopes,” he said. “What Happens Next” was released Jan. 12. The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status: Satriani on guitar, joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Satriani for the rst time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. Satriani is once again joined by producer/engineer/ mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on “What Happens Next.” Fraser is wellknown for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s “The Razors Edge” along with his classic works with Satriani going back to the release of “Crystal Planet” in 1998. Satriani has earned six gold and platinum discs over his 30-year career, selling more than 10 million albums and garnering 15 Grammy nominations – but he’s not one to rest on his laurels. With “What Happens Next,” Satriani asks his fans to join him in a new chapter. “I think the ultimate goal of human experience is for us to become closer,” he said. “It’s fun to write about science ction and things like that, but it’s a little bit more dif cult to get closer to people by writing about something that’s so abstract. So I focused on rock and soul as a way to recognize our shared experiences, our wishes, our dreams, our hopes and fears. This record is an invitation to get closer. That’s really what it is.”John PetrucciJohn Petrucci made his maiden voyage on the tour in 2001, and the 2018 trek will mark his seventh appearance on the bill. Petrucci is best known as the guitarist, producer, lyricist and founding member of the two-time Grammy nominated progressive metal band Dream Theater as well as the guitarist and founding member of the acclaimed Liquid Tension Experiment. Born in 1967, Petrucci grew up in Kings Park, New York, a small suburban town on Long Island where he began playing guitar at age 12. His early in uences included Steve Morse, Al DiMeola, Steve Howe, Allan Holdsworth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rush, Yes, Iron Maiden, The Dregs and Metallica. At age 18 after graduating from high school, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston along with schoolmate/bassist John Myung. There, he met drummer Mike Portnoy. Together, they formed the nucleus of what was to become Dream Theater. With upwards of 12 million in gold and platinum CD and DVD sales including the 1992 RIAA certi ed Gold release “Images and Words,” Dream Theater continues to be a leader in progressive metal music on an international level. Throughout their career, the band hasG3 2018On the heels of a brand-new album, Satriani launches G3 tour alongside guitarists Petrucci and Collen Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEYDef Leppard’s Phil Collen is new to the G3 tour. Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEYDream Theater’s John Petrucci returns to the G3 tour. Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEYJoe Satriani brings his G3 tour to The Mahaffey Feb. 3. 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Please Send Resumes to: or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. RN PART TIME Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking candidates for PART TIME RN position to work with our Personalized Living Department (Home Health) to assist in providing services for our residents to include: medication setup & monitoring; related paperwork; communicating with physicians & family, providing rst aid nursing care and assessments to residents. Coordinates Personalized Living functions with other departments. Detail oriented able to uphold all company policies and procedures. Approx. 20 hours per week various days and shifts. May include some weekends and holidays. Must be licensed RN in the State of FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. Please send resumes to or fax to (727)581-8409. SECURITY GUARD Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Security Guards, 2 FULLTIME POSITIONS, 1 PART TIME POSTION, AND 1 POOL POSITION AVAILABLE. Guards are Responsible for Maintaining Secure Environment for All Residents and Associates Within Our Buildings/ Grounds. Greets Visitors, Responds to Emergencies. Answer Phones, Responds to Questions, Directs Calls or Take Message as Appropriate. Handles Minor Maintenance Emergencies, Maintains Familiarity with and Monitors all Emergency and Safety Equipment. E-mail Resumes: or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community – 1 FULLTIME POSITION 2PM-10PM, AND PART TIME-WEEKENDS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. Please Apply in Person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo, FL 33770 or Submit Resume to RESIDENT AIDESBrookdale’s Lake Seminole Square is seeking Resident Aides to work in our Assisted Living department within our upscale retirement community. This position requires candidates to assist our residents with daily living activities. Must be able to communicate effectively, possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Part-time positions available for all shifts. Position requires Level II background checks; DFWP. Please apply in person: 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. CNA's Brookdale’s Lake Seminole Square is seeking CNA’s to work in our private duty home care department within our upscale retirement community. This position requires candidates to assist our residents with daily living activities. Must be able to communicate effectively, possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. ALL SHIFTS AVAILABLE, including weekends, holidays and short shifts. Must have a valid CNA license and have current CPR training. Position requires Level II background checks; DFWP. Please apply in person: 8333 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772. SEEKING FEMALE LIVE IN COMPANION FOR EDERLY MOTHER Trade Room & Board for Cooking, Companionship & Basic Human Kindness. Must Have Full-time Job, Reliable Transportation, Like Pets & Provide Meals Daily. Background/Credit Check. (727)481-1935 LOOKING FOR DEPENDABLE Individual Housekeeper, Full-time For Private Home. Email or call (727)415-3898PAYING TOP WAGESFor EXPERIENCED HELP. COOKS, ALL SHIFTS, Breakfast, Lunch & Evening. BAR BACKS and SERVERS Call (727)595-1320PLAZA HAIR 11670 OAKHURST ROAD, LARGOBOOTH RENTAL BARBER/STYLIST$40 Day Minimum 3 Days $150 Weekly Minimum 5 DaysMove In Special1/2 Off 1st Month Spacious Upscale Salon Plenty of Parking Walk-in Traf c 505. Part-Time Help HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED GREAT WEEKEND WORK! 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8B Entertainment Leader, February 1, 2018garnered multiple Billboard 200 Top 10 chart debuts, received two Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and has earned numerous accolades. Their 1999 concept album “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory” landed at the No. 1 position in’s reader’s poll for Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time. Dream Theater also was named Band of The Year in the 2014 Progressive Music Awards. Recently, their ambitious 2016 double CD rock opera “The Astonishing” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. Since 1992, Dream Theater has performed in front of millions of devoted fans throughout a multitude of expansive world tours in support of the band’s 13 studio albums to date.Phil CollenThe 2018 tour will nd Phil Collen making his debut as a G3er. The venerable guitarist joined Def Leppard in 1982 and has been a key part of their worldwide multi-platinum success story. Born Philip Kenneth Collen in Hackney, East London, England, he was in uenced by everything from the Rolling Stones to the Motown sound to glam rock, hard rock, punk, or anything with air. At the age of 14, Collen was taken by his cousin to his rst rock concert – Deep Purple. “The experience changed my life,” he said. What followed was months of ceaseless begging: Eventually, his parents nally relented and Collen got his rst guitar at the age of 16. His primary in uences include such guitar players as Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Ronson. As he learned to play, Collen soon developed his own unique, aggressive style. Ready to try his hand at a career in music, he quit his day job and went on tour as a guitarist with the London-based post-punk glam rock band Girl. The big break, however, came in 1982 when Collen joined Def Leppard during the “Pyromania” album recording sessions. ”Pyromania” proved to be Def Leppard’s breakthrough album and turned the band into rock super-stars almost overnight. They spent the summer of 1983 at No. 2 on the Billboard charts, behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” “Pyromania” sold in excess of 10 times platinum and received a diamond award in the United States and Canada. “Hysteria,” the follow-up, became one of the best-selling rock albums of all time achieving 12 times platinum in the U.S. and selling more than 25 million albums worldwide. The album spawned seven singles including the smash hits “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites.” Collen also performs with his two other bands: Manraze, a modern day mix of punk, funk, rock, and reggae with bassist Simon Laffy formerly of the ‘70’s glam band Girl and legendary Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook; and Delta Deep, a blues rock and soul quartet featuring vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook, Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, and all-star drummer Forrest Robinson. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So, Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime ghting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’Genre: Action, animation and adventure Cast: Ian McShane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jacob Latimore, China Anne McClain, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Thomas Ian Nicolas and Michael Gross Directors: Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal Rated: PG-13 1,400 years ago, Bilal, a 7-yearold boy, with a dream of becoming a great warrior, is abducted into slavery with his sister and taken to a land far away from his home. He is thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all. Throughout his life he undergoes many hardships, through which he discovers an inner strength he did not realize he possessed. Through these experiences, Bilal comes to realize that if he is brave enough to raise his voice and choose his own path – everything becomes possible. Through his courage, he frees himself and ultimately his community. It is through the power of his voice and faith that his lifelong dream of freedom comes true. Bilal grows into a man who will inspire the world. For more movie news, visit www. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly. com. OPENING, from page 1B G3 2018, from page 3B ST. PETERSBURG – Some of the world’s most stellar wines will ow and be auctioned during Wine Weekend St. Pete 2018, running Feb. 2-4 in St. Petersburg. Wine Weekend St. Pete bene ts the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, its legacy and its many children’s programs. It is the largest fundraising event for the museum representing all that is exquisite, including an elegant wine pairing dinner, an exciting auction and a celebratory champagne brunch as well as optional events. This year’s theme is “Be Seduced,” re ecting the opulence of the reign of Louis XV of France – a pinnacle of art, architecture, and lavish parties. The weekend begins Friday, Feb. 2, in the museum with Ftes Versailles for sponsors and VIPs, bringing back the masked balls of Louis XV and the Palace of Versailles. Award-winning chefs Bernard Guillas of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in California and Tyson Grant of the Parkshore Grill in St. Petersburg will prepare a ve-star dinner of French cuisine. Louis Latour Grand and Premier Cru wines will be served. The International Wine Auction follows on Saturday, Feb. 3. A wine tasting and auction preview will begin at 2 p.m., offering attendees an opportunity to sip wines and champagnes as they preview the International Wine Auction under the tent on the North Lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts. The auction will follow at 4 p.m. Participants may bid on rare wines, ne jewelry and luxury trips. Russell Rhodes, co-anchor of “Good Day, Tampa Bay” on FOX 13, will be the emcee and Jeffrey Burchard, Tom DuPont, and Elizabeth Flower will serve as the auctioneers. To view auction lots, visit one. Following the auction, the Century of Light after party will get under way at 7:30 p.m., kicking up the energy and featuring more outstanding wines, a dinner buffet and dancing the night away under the big top on the MFA lawn. Limited tickets are available. Individual tickets are $300 and corporate tables are $5,000. For tickets and event information, visit wineweekendstpete. org. The weekend will conclude with Le Champagne Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m., in the MFA’s Marly Room. A wide variety of champagne, international culinary delights, and live music will be featured, toasting Wine Weekend 2018 and the museum. Tickets are $100. All proceeds from the weekend bene t The Stuart Society and the MFA. To learn about sponsorship opportunities and to order tickets, visit or call 727-619-4631. For the latest event updates, visit The museum is at 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.‘Finest wine auction of the season’The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, the Museum of Fine Art’s fundraising auxiliary, has assembled “the nest wine auction of the season,” according to a press release from the museum. Patricia Rossignol has returned as chair. Rossignol has chaired (2013) and co-chaired (2015) two previous Wine Weekends, including “Cheers to 50 Years,” which celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2015. Both set event fundraising records for the MFA. Gail Phares, Stuart Society president that year, is the vice chair, along with Dawn Zachman. Carol Treichel and Jason Champion are coordinating the international auction. Maggi McQueen is the current Stuart Society president. The historic and acclaimed Maison Louis Latour, located in Burgundy, France, is the guest vintner. This is the rst time the winery has been featured at a charity event in the Tampa Bay area. Bernard Retornaz, president of the North American subsidiary, Louis Latour Inc., will introduce Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines at the Friday night masked ball. Since its founding in 1797, Maison Louis Latour has been one of France’s treasures. Louis-Fabrice Latour represents the 11th generation of the family to maintain great traditions and to chart the future. He follows in the footsteps of his distinguished father Louis Latour, who passed away in 2016. The son was featured in the July 31, 2017, issue of Wine Spectator, which praised him on the cover as “Prince of Burgundy.” Maison Louis Latour has a domaine of 125 acres and the largest collection of Grand Cru Vineyards in France. The Winery Corton Grancey was built in 1834 and is one of the country’s oldest and most cherished. Award-winning chefs recruited for event Event organizers have announced that Bernard Guillas of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in California and Tyson Grant of the Parkshore Grill in St. Petersburg will prepare a ve-star dinner of French cuisine at the Feb. 2 Ftes Versailles for sponsors and VIPs. Guillas has described a good chef as “a sorcerer who dispenses happiness on a plate.” He began his formal training in 1978 at Le Bretagne Restaurant in Questembert, France, where he apprenticed with the legendary Georges Paineau. He expanded his artistry at some of France’s leading restaurants. In 1984, he was appointed chef tournant, chef saucier, and sous chef under Pierre Chambrin, former White House executive chef, at Maison Blanche in Washington, D.C. He relocated to San Diego in 1989, serving ve years as chef de cuisine at the Grant Grill in the historic U.S. Grant Hotel. Guillas was inducted into the American Chefs’ Hall of Fame by the International Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau, one of only 14 to be so honored. His rst cookbook, Flying Pans, was named a Top 10 Cookbook in America at the 2010 Book Expo America. It also received two Book of the Year awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Chefs and Restaurants category and as the People’s Choice. Chef Guillas has made numerous television and radio appearances, including with Martha Stewart and on the “Rising Chef” series on PBS. He has been invited to serve as guest chef at the prestigious James Beard House in New York for many special occasions. With Grant’s creativity and innovation, the Parkshore Grill on Beach Drive has become a dining destination. He has been named Best Chef multiple times by area publications and has earned the restaurant a Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award and coveted Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. He has also served as guest chef for a wealth of fundraisers, including at the MFA, and has generously supported many nonpro ts. With his wife Sommer, Chef Grant created Zoe’s Edible Garden at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in memory of their daughter. He has also served as Chef Ambassador to Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin’s Healthy St. Pete project. Grant has been a leader in making St. Petersburg an emerging city for ne food and wine.Wine Weekend St. Pete 2018Stellar wines, culinary delights, dancing & live music all play a part in a fundraiser for Museum of Fine Arts Bernard GuillasFlecktones Trio with BŽla Fleck to play CapitolCLEARWATER – Bla Fleck is back on the road in 2018. This time around, the contemporary progressive banjo pioneer is touring as The Flecktones Trio with Bla Fleck. Fleck – accompanied by Victor Wooten and Roy “Futureman” Wooten – will perform Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit For those who aren’t familiar with Fleck, there are some who say he’s the world’s premier banjo player. Others claim that Fleck has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. A New York City native, Fleck is the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998. Fleck’s total Grammy count is 15 won, with a whopping 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories (jazz, classical, pop, country, world music, Latin, bluegrass, etc.) than any musician in Grammy history. Victor Wooten started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age 5. At age six, he was on tour with The Wooten Brothers, opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis May eld. Fast forward a few decades, and fans know Victor as a vetime Grammy winner, a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band Bla Fleck and the Flecktones, the only multiple winner of Bass Player Magazine’s reader’s poll (three times) and voted one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Roy Wooten is an inventor, scientist, musician, composer and two time Grammy Award-winning performer with Bla Fleck and the Flecktones known as “Futureman.” Audiences became curious when RoyEl appeared with Bla Fleck and the Flecktones 10 years ago. At the heart of that music is RoyEl’s ground breaking percussion technique performed on his rst invention he calls the “Drumitar.” The guitar-shaped instrument allows him to replicate sounds of an entire contemporary drum kit with just a few ngers. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREBanjo picker Bla Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten and Drumitar innovator Roy “Futureman” Wooten take the Capitol Theatre stage Feb. 7 as the Flecktones Trio with Bla Fleck.Matinee Opera Players to performPINELLAS PARK – The Matinee Opera Players will perform Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The concert will be a celebration of Maestro Mario Laurentis 97th birthday. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Free snacks will be provided at intermission. The concert also will feature raf es and door prizes. The Matinee Opera Players is the resident opera company of Pinellas Park. For information, visit Park Civic Orchestra to performPINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra will perform Sunday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The concert will feature “Camelot” and Irving Berlin’s “Rags to Ritz” with soprano Donna De Lonay and baritone Jeff Clark. The program also will include John Williams soundtrack highlights and “An Outdoor Overture” by Aaron Copeland. There will be light classics by Mendolssohn, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff. There will also be pre-concert music in the foyer from about 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit www.pinellaspark A&E NEWS, from page 2B Make This Valentine's Day Make This Valentine's Day“Splash-tacular” Our Valentine’s Day BuffetFEATURES: Roast Prime Rib, Crab Stuffed Shrimp with a Key West Butter Drizzle, Chicken Piccatta, Grilled Salmon with Jack Daniels Glaze, Pasta Station, Soups, Salads and your choice of special Desserts only $3295 and includes: 1 Splash Harbour Waterpark Pass for every $50 Spent!$2495 value. Pass valid Monday-Thursday. 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