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Sample traditional foods and watch performances at the celebration Saturday. Read about it and more events coming up around Largo. … Page 4A. Group sets sights on ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Largo production begins March 2 … Page 2B. Volume 39, No. 21 February 22, 2018 Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .14A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . . .14A County . . . . . . . . . 10A, 12A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-3B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .15A Police . . . . . . . . . . . . .6A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .14A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .13ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising By JEFF ROSENFIELDTBN CorrespondentLARGO Valentine's Day is an occasion typically marked by owers, candy, dinner and gifts. For 56-year-old Keshava Persaud of Kissimmee, Valentine's Day this year was the day he met the stranger who gave him the gift of life. Persaud and his wife, Pauline, returned to Largo Medical Center on Feb. 14 to meet April Scott, an Indian Rocks Beach resident who donated a kidney at the hospital's organ transplant facility this past fall, a priceless gift that essentially saved Persaud's life. Joining the group for the emotional ceremony was Scott's husband, Steven Schmitz, who also anonymously donated a kidney through LMC's transplant program in the fall, making it one of the rst cases in history where a married couple became altruistic organ donors in the United States, according to LMC transplant surgeon Dr. Hussein Osman-Mohamed. "It's a beautiful story," Mohamed said. "It's not common. It's very rare. In my career, since 1992 until now, I've never seen it. For a couple, a husband and wife, to step in and say, we want to donate our kidney,' it was fantastic."Couple show Heart with pair of Kidneys Photo by JEFF ROSENFIELDAnonymous donor April Scott of Indian Rocks Beach hugs her kidney recipient, Keshava Persaud of Kissimmee, in an emotional ceremony at the Largo Medical Center campus on Feb. 14.Photo courtesy of LPDLPD Telecommunicator Tamika Greer, third from right, who was awarded the National 911 Public Safety Professional Award, met with President Donald Trump on Feb. 16 in the Oval Of ce after being selected as the winner of the National 911 Public Safety Professional Award by the NG9-1-1 Institute in Washington. By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Some city leaders threw up their equivalent of a yellow card Feb. 20 after listening to a report on the possibility of Largo joining three other Pinellas County cities in hosting Major League Soccer training. Several city commissioners expressed concerns about displacing youth athletes for several months and spending as much as $200,000 for field upgrades, but the potential of boosting the city's economy and reputation was enough for them to want more information from the Tourist Development Council, which is pitching the idea in an effort to turn the area into pro soccer's equivalent of baseball's spring training. "I think it could be a long-term investment opportunity in notoriety for the city, but it's certainly going to have a short-term and I don't know how long a term effect on our ability to program and provide services to our residents," said Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne during a City Commission meeting at City Hall. TBN StaffLARGO Largo Police Telecommunicator Tamika Greer probably didn't expect a call she would receive in August would lead to national praise and a visit to the Oval Of ce. But it did as her efforts that day likely saved the life of a Largo woman who was lost in the woods in Volusia County, earning her the National 911 Public Safety Professional Award on Feb. 14 and a visit with President Donald Trump. "I don't feel like I'm a hero. I was just following my training and doing what I felt was right," Greer said. On Aug. 29, the Largo Police Department received a call from Volusia County Sheriff's Of ce deputies regarding a car found in a ditch there that was registered to a Largo resident. They requested that a Largo Police officer respond to the owner's residence to nd some answers. LPD dispatched a unit to the house and con rmed that the car's owner lived there, but she wasn't home. Greer chose to investigate further, however, and was able to nd a cellphone number for the car's owner and made contact with the car's owner, an elderly female. The woman told Greer that she had crashed her car into a tree and was wandering lost in the woods. After many attempts to determine her location, Greer asked her to hang up and call 911 so that the Volusia sheriff's deputies could nd her. Unsure if the woman would follow through, Leaders leery on hosting pro teamPotential costs, effects on youth leagues leave commissioners cool to idea of MLS team trainingIRB residents who each donated a kidney meet one of the recipients at LMC in a rare, ‘beautiful story’LPD dispatcher answers the call of duty to earn national honors Check out our 2018 Medical & Dental Guide… INSIDE. Chinese New Year comes to Central ParkIt’s a beautiful story. It’s not common. It’s very rare. In my career, since 1992 until now, I’ve never seen it. For a couple, a husband and wife, to step in and say, ‘We want to donate our kidney,’ it was fantastic.”– LMC transplant surgeon Dr. Hussein Osman-Mohamed “ See DONORS, page 4A See MLS, page 4A See DISPATCHER, page 5A LARGO Tutterow dancers steal the showA small group from the Tutterow Dance Academy in Largo took top honors at Showstopper, one of the largest dance competitions in the country, when it competed last week in Jacksonville against dozens of dance studios from around the state. … Page 3A. COUNTY Clearwater Ferry making a splashIf everything goes according to plan, the Clearwater Ferry could be making trips to Dunedin by the end of the year. Ferry of cials presented a report to Forward Pinellas and talked about some of the plans the ferry's owners have for the future, which could include expanding the blue line to Caladesi Island, Indian Rocks Beach and Belleair Bluffs. … Page 10A.I-275 corridor plan picking up steamRegional transit is the way to go, say of cials working on a plan to modernize and improve the I-275 corridor connecting destinations throughout Tampa Bay. A recently completed Regional Transit Feasibility Plan is quickly gaining support as "a route map to implementation." The plan builds upon years of scrutiny as planners looked for solutions to the region's transit needs. … Page 12A. POLICE School shooting post leads to arrestPinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 14-year-old boy at his home in St. Petersburg on Saturday night after he allegedly posted a threatening photo and statements on Snapchat. … Page 6A. VIEWPOINTS Logan MosbyAn unimaginable loss.… Page 13A. The pitchThe Tourist Development Council approached Largo about possibly hosting a Major League Soccer team training. Here are some of the details. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT The team would provide a youth or coaches clinic and a meet-and-greet for the youth teams in the city. The public, however, is not allowed to observe or attend practice sessions. FIELD REQUIREMENTS The team, which would require two of the city’s three elds, would use the elds about three to four weeks in late January/February. Fields must also be upgraded at an unknown cost, but Clearwater spent $150,000 and Oldsmar spent $200,000. Also, no one can play on them from November through when the teams play. SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 Exp. 3/15/18 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25 Exp. 3/15/18 25% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 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Largo 3A Leader, February 22, 2018Tutterow Dance Academy wins big at national eventLARGO A small group from the Tutterow Dance Academy in Largo took top honors at Showstopper, one of the largest dance competitions in the country, when it competed last week in Jacksonville against dozens of dance studios from around the state. Competing in the highest level, the group finished the weekend on top, capturing four crystal awards, 10 double platinum and three platinum awards. Tutterow took rst place in Teen and Senior small groups, second in Senior Duet/Trio, fth in Teen Duet/Trio, fourth and eighth in Teen solos, and second, fth, eighth, and ninth in Senior solos. The scores qualify them to attend Showstopper National Finals in either Sandusky, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Anaheim, California; or Galveston, Texas, this summer. All 85 company members will be attending a regional competition in Orlando next month. Tutterow Dance Academy is in its 42nd year partnering with the Largo Recreation Parks and Arts Department for its studio home. Contact Debbie Kennedy at for fall registration info. Photo courtesy of DEBBIE KENNEDYA small group from the Tutterow Dance Academy in Largo took top honors at Showstopper, one of the largest dance competitions in the country, when it competed last week in Jacksonville against dozens of dance studios from around the state. City BriefsLargo Home Depot to host chemical, electronics collectionLARGO Pinellas County and the city of Largo encourage county residents to bring unwanted electronics, household batteries, paint and other harmful chemicals to the household/business electronics and chemical mobile collection event Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Home Depot, 10689 Ulmerton Road. Accepted items include fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, computers, TVs, printers, ink cartridges, and rechargeable household batteries, pesticides, paints, paint thinners, fertilizers and automotive uids. For a complete list of accepted items, call Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations at 727-464-7500 or visit This service is offered for free to Pinellas County residents. Businesses with electronics or chemicals should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemical disposal.Largo Rec offering training program for camp counselorsLARGO 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 that will aid in the next steps of their education and career path, such as job selection, interview skills, budgeting, social skills and creating a resume. Space is limited. Teens that have completed grades 8-12 will be given priority over younger applicants. Applications are due Feb. 28. For more information, contact Jessica Crawley at or call Highland Recreation Complex at 727-518-3016.Library Foundation seeks artists for Art HopsLARGO The Greater Largo Library Foundation is seeking artists and artisans to participate in its 11th annual Art Hops at the Largo Public Library on April 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Artists may contact Art Hops Committee Chairperson Pat Bell at 727-585-3240 for more information and to sign up for a table at the event. Art Hops 2018 will feature over 30 artists and artisans with items for sale, a silent auction, food from participating restaurants, a cash bar, musicians throughout the building and a craft brew garden.City program offers free trees LARGO The city's Parks Division Neighborwoods Tree Program recently delivered 25 free trees to various Largo residents, according to Parks Superintendent Greg Brown. The program, which is designed to encourage residents to plant trees in their yards to help sustain Largo's urban forest, used data from the Urban Forest Master Plan and Tree Canopy Assessment to target neighborhoods of low forestation. Homeowners can sign up for two free trees each, with six species available: live oak, red maple, southern magnolia, sycamore, slash pine and bald cypress. Residents can request trees by calling the Parks Division of ce at 727-587-7415. More information can be found at under the Urban Forestry tab. 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4A Largo Leader, February 22, 2018 Around LargoMcGough Park hosts annual Turtle TrotLARGO The city of Largo and The Friends of Largo Nature Parks have teamed up to host the seventh annual Turtle Trot 5k at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 a.m. The Turtle Trot is a measured 3.1-mile at course that will take participants through McGough and Bonner parks' trails, boardwalks and on 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 $30. The fee is nonrefundable and is limited to the rst 500 runners. Registration on race day will only be available if the 500-runner cap is not met. All proceeds will go toward supporting Largo Nature Parks. Registration forms can be found online at, Active. com or picked up at McGough Nature Park and Bonner Park, 14444 143rd St. N. For more information, visit or call 727-518-3047.St. Paul church to host rummage saleLARGO St. Paul United Methodist Church's annual rummage sale will take place Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, in the Christian Life Enrichment Center, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. The sale is open for an early bird night on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a $1 admission donation. Admission to the sale is free on Saturday, when it will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale includes a wide variety of gently used merchandise at bargain prices. Items such as furniture, housewares and electronics, clothes, books and toys will be on sale. All proceeds raised by the sale bene t the ministries of the United Methodist Women, including outreach to help the homeless and special needs children at the Sabal Palms Children's Center, as well as ministries that provide handmade clothing, blankets and more to those in need in our community and overseas. For more information, visit Post to celebrate 50th anniversary LARGO Indian Rocks VFW Post 10094 will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday, March 3, from 3 to 10 p.m., at 14450 Walsingham Road. The event also will mark one year since the post reopened at its new location following a re that destroyed its previous facility. The event, which will bene t the VFW National Children's Home, will feature live music food, vendors, a bike show, raf es and more. For more information, call 727-596-8959.Historical Society to host Cracker SupperLARGO The Largo Area Historical Society will hold its annual Cracker Supper on Saturday, March 10, at the auditorium of St. Paul Methodist Church, 1199 S. Highland Ave. The event begins at 5 p.m. and supper will kick off at 6:30 p.m. This year's event also will include a silent auction. The cost for the dinner is $21 or $12 for children age 12 and younger. Deadline for reservations is March 1. For information about how to reserve a seat, call Joan Huntley at 727-584-4430, Jean Beistle at 727-535-7342 or Sarah Svabek at 727400-6567.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.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. The 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 children's activities. For more information, visit Society seminar set for Feb. 24LARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society will host its 2018 seminar Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Largo Public Library. 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.Refugee services director to speak at libraryLARGO Sylvia Acevedo, senior director of refugee services at the Gulf Coast JFCS, will visit the Largo Library on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., to talk about the reality of the refugee experience and to raise awareness and understanding about refugees in need of resettlement. She will present the facts about refugees who immigrate to the United States, explain the legal de nition of a refugee, why refugees choose to leave their country, and how the refugee vetting process works. The event will be held in the Jenkins Community Wing and is free and open to the public. Library features exhibit on Florida shingLARGO "The Lure of Florida Fishing" will be on exhibit at Gallery 120 in the Largo Public Library through Wednesday, Feb. 28. On loan from the Museum of Florida History, the exhibit features 22 paintings by noted southern artist William Aiken Walker (18381921). He traveled throughout the south painting scenes of rural life. From 1889-1920, he wintered in Florida and stayed for a season at the artists' studios at Henry Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine. Walker was an avid sherman and outdoorsman and painted images of many kinds of game sh. For more information, call 727-587-6715, email libraryinfo@largo. com or visit Imbolo Mbue to speak, sign booksLARGO Imbolo Mbue, author of "Behold the Dreamers," will visit the Largo Library on Saturday, March 3, as part of the Largo Turns a Page series. Mbue's debut novel is an Oprah's Book Club pick and winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. At 1 p.m., there will be a reception and book signing in Gallery 120, where "Behold the Dreamers" will be available for sale. At 2:30 p.m., Mbue will speak in the Jenkins Community Wing about her novel and life. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve seats, free tickets can be picked up at the library in advance. Tickets are not needed for the book signing.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 727-518-3125 for recreation or 727-518-3126 for the pool. Visit or nights are fun at SouthwestLARGO Southwest Recreation Complex will host open gym, activities and more each Friday this month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The activities, which are for children through the fth grade, cost $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. See LARGO, page 5A DONORS, from page 1A For Scott and Schmitz, whose donor did not wish to be identified, the mutual decision to become anonymous donors was easier to make knowing they could go through the process together. "I think it was actually easier," Schmitz said of the decision, which they began to consider while watching an episode of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" last year. "We went through the education process together, went through all the same tests. While I'm recovering she could take care of me and while she's recovering, I could take care of her. It actually worked out really well because then we could relate to what each other was feeling." Scott noted they were told many times by LMC transplant program staff that they could back out at any point in the process, but she admitted the thought didn't cross their minds. "We wanted to make a difference and today we got to see that," she said, adding she didn't even know the name of the person who received her kidney before meeting Persaud because of the hospital's privacy rules. "It's very emotional." Emotional was the best way to describe the event; upon entering the conference room with his wife, carrying a potted ower and a balloon that read Happy Valentine's Day,' Keshava immediately teared up. After the two couples hugged and exchanged introductions, they explained how they traveled very different journeys to arrive at the same place. For Persaud, the meeting marked the culmination of a four-year struggle to survive while his wife and young son grappled with the pain of watching his health slowly deteriorate. "In January 2013, I started dialysis, and I was going to the dialysis center three times a week," he said. "So, four years and 10 months. It wasn't an easy journey. There's some days it was just like, I wanted to give up sometimes. But I look at my little son, who's 7 years old, and I couldn't really go down that lane of giving up. And I said, He needs his dad,' and he gave me the strength to continue." "He's normally a very energetic person and watching him go down sometimes " Pauline Persaud said, her voice trailing off as she wiped away tears. "In the shower, that's my private place where I would go and cry and break down and I prayed to God. It was very tough sometimes." Keshava and Pauline thanked the LMC staff for facilitating the transplant process, which came just two weeks after he entered the program, another miraculous aspect of this incredible story. "I was so surprised because the dialysis nurses all said I have to wait for someone to pass away before I get my kidney," he said. "So, when I got the good news I told the nurse I'm having a live donor, and she didn't believe me. She thought I was kidding! But she checked with the hospital and found out it was true. I was waiting less than two weeks. I couldn't believe it." He said meeting April for the rst time was something he'd wanted to do ever since he recovered from his surgery. "I looked forward to the day to meet this person who gave me their kidney to give me back my life," Persaud said, tearing up once again. "I think that's the most precious gift. I was thinking of ways and words to tell her, but I don't think there's a right word." For her part, Scott said she would've rather have met the Persauds in a more private setting, but after speaking with Dr. Mohamed and others, she and Schmitz agreed it would be better to publicize what they did to help alleviate some of the fears associated with organ donation. "We intended to do this very privately and quietly," Scott said, laughing at the media circus unfolding around her. "But in talking to the folks at the transplant center, when they said getting the word out could encourage other people, and you could have a bigger impact on more people's lives, that's when we said yes, we would do that." "We went into it thinking we didn't want anyone to know but our family," Schmitz added. "But I think the closer we got to my surgery, and after, we thought, that can't be it. This can't be it. If it's not about us, don't make it about us. It's bigger than us. It's a story to help get the message out that anybody can donate." Indeed, Largo Medical Center CEO Anthony Degina said the couple's selfless act could go a long way toward promoting the positives of the organ donation process. "It's an amazing event, when you see the emotion and the great result that happens when someone donates," he said. "Whether its donation through all of the different means, you really have to know the difference it makes for people, and that's why we started this program. We are really hoping to take this story and make it something that inspires other people to consider organ donation." Photo by JEFF ROSENFIELDMarried altruistic kidney donors Steven Schmitz, left, and April Scott, third from left, of Indian Rocks Beach poise with Scott's recipient, Keshava Persaud, and his wife, Pauline of Kissimmee, along with LMC transplant surgeon Dr. Hussein Osman-Mohamed, right.Weighing the pros and consClearwater, Oldsmar and St. Petersburg currently host MLS teams for training, so city staff reached out to parks and recreation directors about the requirements and pros and cons. After reading the report, several commissioners said it was hard to nd the upside. Teams would need to use two of the city's three elds for about three to four weeks in late January or February, and no one else could use the elds during that time. Also, the fields must be of a professional quality. The report said Clearwater, which hosts DC United and the Philadelphia Union, spent $150,000 in eld prep and Oldsmar, which hosts the New York Red Bulls, spent $200,000. In addition, the elds would need to be "rested," which means no one can use them from November through when the teams play. When they do start playing, the public would not be allowed to observe practice sessions. The teams, however, provide a youth or coaches clinic and a meet-andgreet for the youth teams. Also, the players require full-service hotel accommodations, but there are no hotels in Largo that t their needs. "In reading this, I'm trying to nd a positive and I have yet to find one," Commissioner Donna Holck said. "If they're not going to be utilizing our hotels and we can't, as a public, go watch them play and it's going to take away from our youth that are very active in soccer, I don't see a positive in this at all." Commissioner Jamie Robinson shared a different perspective and urged his fellow commissioners to look at the long-term potential. "If eventually we get to the point where there's four or five teams here in Pinellas County and they are playing each other, we will have people coming here from Chicago, New York, other big cities," he said. "And that's really where we're focused on bringing people from anyhow." He added that he also spoke with Clearwater and Oldsmar officials and they said that youth teams were "extremely excited" about sharing their elds with pro teams. "I don't want this to happen where this does become a bigger deal and then we are going to be sitting on the outside thinking, Dang, I wish we would've done something three years ago and been on the front page of this,'" he said. Mayor Woody Brown said having only three fields and plenty of youth soccer players would be the biggest problem, but he agreed with Robinson that they shouldn't end the discussion now. "I think that giving a hard no at this point might be a mistake," he said. "In five years, as Commissioner Robinson said, if there's now an upstart, real league down here where there's six cities in Pinellas County that have soccer teams that come down and spend a month and have some real economic development around that activity, and we said no because a soccer club didn't want to change their schedule, I would have a problem with that." Commissioner John Carroll emphasized that these were just discussions and no rash decisions were going to be made. "I'm extremely sensitive to starting a re that we can't put out and have a headline that goes out that says we're going to displace a bunch of kids and do something different," he said. "There's nothing wrong with gathering facts and exploring opportunities, but I just think we need to be honest with people that that's all this is right now." Therefore, commissioners agreed to start discussions with local youth soccer clubs and bring in a TDC representative to hear more about its plans for Largo and the area. "This is an opportunity that we are going to continue to consider," Brown said. "Right now, I don't think that we are going to hope to have a team by next spring, but I think we are going to continue to consider it and stay in the conversation." MLS, from page 1A Photos by JIM LAYFIELDJulian Yeldon of Largo High School (16-12) brings the ball down court with Boca Ciega's Jay Mathews defending Feb. 16 during the Class 7A, District 9 nal against Boca Ciega (20-5) in Gulfport. The Pirates took an early lead and held on to defeat the Packers 66-50. Boca Ciega will host Cape Coral on Feb. 22 in the region quarter nals. The Packers will play at Lemon Bay High School in Englewood. Below left, Terius Hamilton of Largo High School drives to the basket and scores. Below right, Largo's Raymond Collins draws a foul.Largo falls to Bogie in district nals


Largo 5A Leader, February 22, 2018 Greer called her back several minutes later and learned that the woman did not understand and had not called anyone for help. Greer was eventually able to get the woman to identify her cellphone provider as T-Mobile, who Greer called and had them attempt to locate the phone's GPS position. As several hours passed and it was turning dark, deputies were able to rescue the woman from the woods. DISPATCHER, from page 1A Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-5183131.LargoÂ’s Got Talent ShowLARGO 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 for adultsLARGO 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.Bimonthly events Karaoke party: First and third Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Using the big screen in Studio A, singers can choose from an extensive online library. Admission is $5 per person and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Free matinee movies: Every other Thursday, 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Limited refreshments will be sold and movie fun facts will be provided.Monthly events Open Mic Night: First Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Bring acoustic instruments or choose from thousands of songs in house. Family-friendly comedians and spoken-word performers are welcome. Cost is $5 and limited concessions will be available, including beer and wine. Line dance parties: Fourth Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Line dancing is a low-impact exercise for all ages. Beginner dancers can easily follow the more seasoned dancers on our split floor setup in the Goodman Ballroom. Admission is $8 per person.Group meetingsAmerican 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. Saturday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by various artists weekly, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $8.25 and includes bacon-wrapped let mignon served with a salad, baked potato and rolls. Coffee is $1. Sons of the American Legion Post 119 sponsor "Wing Madness" every Monday night, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy chicken wings served hot, mild, barbecue, butter and garlic and spicy barbecue for $5 for six or $8 for 12. French fries and onion rings are available. Bob Swenson provides music from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds bene t the Special Olympics, Fisher House at Bay Pines, and American Legion National Child Welfare Foundation and National Emergency Fund.VFW Post 10094LARGO VFW Post 10094, at 14450 Walsingham Road, offers several events each week that are and open to the public. Each Monday, Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs are served beforehand for $3. On Tuesday afternoons, Trivia Time is held from 2 to 4 p.m. and darts are offered starting at 7 p.m. Each Thursday, dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. for $6 to $7. A different meal is served each week, and entertainers vary from week to week. Friday is Karaoke With Mollie, which begins at 6 p.m., with hot dogs and hamburgers offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment is on Friday, Saturday and Sundays inside and outside, weather permitting. All are welcome, but you must have a current membership card to be served alcohol. Proceeds benefit the Bill Young VA Hospital programs, the VFW National Home, Sea Cadet Youth activities and the Boy Scouts.Largo WomanÂ’s ClubLARGO The Largo Woman's Club meets the rst Tuesday of each month at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sign-in at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $8, which includes lunch and a special guest speaker. The next meeting will be March 6, and the speaker will be Dr. Liudmila Buell. Meetings and fundraisers are open to all women, and Largo residency is not required to attend. For more information, call Rita at 727-447-1808 or Ginny at 321-288-1239.Largo Lions ClubLARGO The Largo Lions Club meets on the rst and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tailgaters, 13847 Walsingham Road. The club is a network of volunteers who serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. For more information, email or visit Club of Largo/Mid-PinellasLARGO The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at The Suncoast CafÂŽ, 1921 West Bay Drive. Each meeting features a speaker and fellowship over a meal, where members plan service and fundraising projects. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 to serve the children of the world and at the local level. For more information, visit or call 727-536-0412. 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6A Police Leader, February 22, 2018Teenager accused of copycat school shooting threat By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 14-year-old boy at his home in St. Petersburg on Saturday night after he allegedly posted a threatening photo and statements on Snapchat. Detectives say Edward Charles Osgood made the post about 11 p.m. Feb. 16 in which he "speci cally stated Round 3 on Florida on Tuesday." Osgood was holding what appeared to be an AR-15 style assault ri e. His threat was to the Lealman Innovation Academy, 4900 28th St. N., St. Petersburg. Deputies found out about the threatening post about 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, via calls to the 911 Regional Communications Center. Detectives identified the person in the Snapchat photo as Osgood. Detectives spoke with Osgood's parents, Angela Osgood, 46, and Charles Edward Osgood, 51, and told them about their son's post on Snapchat. When detectives introduced themselves to the son, detectives say, the 14-year-old said, "I know why you are here, because of the photo." Detectives say Osgood grabbed his phone and went to its picture section and showed detectives the photograph with the statement "Round 3 on Florida on Tuesday." Detectives say Osgood admitted he took the sel e photograph and made the post on his Snapchat account. Osgood told detectives he spent Thursday night at a friend's house. He told them he was checking his Snapchat account when he saw a post of a white male wearing a black outfit holding a rifle. The caption on the photo read "Round 2 on Florida tomorrow." Detectives said Osgood was talking about a Snapchat post from Spartanburg, South Carolina, that went viral. Detectives say Osgood told them the post by the student in South Carolina was "messed up." He also told detectives that he noticed his friend's AR-15 replica BB gun in the corner of the room, so he grabbed it and took a sel e of himself holding the replica AR-15 ri e. Osgood reportedly told detectives he thought it would be "funny" and posted the photograph on his Snapchat page with the caption, "Round 3 on Florida on Tuesday." He identified Lealman Innovation Academy as the target, which is where Osgood attends school. A ninth-grade student at Broome High School was arrested by the Spartanburg, South Carolina Police Department Feb. 15 in connection with the post threatening round 2 in which he reportedly referenced "round 1," the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Detectives arrested Osgood for written threats to kill or do bodily injury. He was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center. Detectives also recovered the AR15 style rifle depicted in the threatening Snapchat post from his friend's house. The sheriff's office reported that several complaints had been received since Feb. 14 of suspicious individuals who might be a threat to commit acts similar to the shooting in Parkland. No arrests have been made but detectives are continuing to investigate complaints. The sheriff's of ce is encouraging the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.Pinellas Park school threatPinellas Park police said Feb. 18 that they are aware of and investigating a social media post shared on Snapchat sometime the evening of Feb. 16. Police say the post referred to a possible school shooting to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The post also said for students not to come to school. Police say the post did not name a school speci cally; however, the post reportedly had been written on a bathroom wall at Pinellas Park High School. Pinellas Park Police School Resource Officers and school officials are aware of the social media post, police say. 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10A County Leader, February 22, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER If everything goes according to plan, the Clearwater Ferry could be making trips to Dunedin by the end of the year. Camille Hebting, sales and marketing manager for Clearwater Ferry, presented a report to Forward Pinellas on Feb. 14 and talked about some of the plans the ferry's owners have for the future. Clearwater Ferry is a privately-operated water taxi that has been providing service from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach for almost three years. It operates under a contract with the city of Clearwater. The ferry's mission is to provide a connection between the mainland and beach allowing its riders to avoid traf c congestion and parking issues. Riders can take advantage of free parking in downtown Clearwater and then take the ferry to Island Estates and Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater Beach Marina or North Beach. A round-trip ticket costs $8 for adults (or $4 each way), $4 for children ages 4-12 ($2 each way), $6 for seniors age 55 and older and military personnel ($3 each way). Children under age 3 ride free. A monthly pass costs $45. The main route is the purple line and runs daily connecting all four stops. The red line operates during the busy season and connects two main stops. Hebting said the red line operated 117 days in 2018. On high volume days, the orange line is added, which also connects two main stops. It typically runs ve-10 times a year. For a schedule and more information, visit www.clearwaterferry. com. The first year the ferry was in business was 2015 and during that partial year of service, starting in March, it had 29,890 riders. The rst full year, 2016, 79,762 people used the ferry service. The numbers were down to 70,259 in 2017, in part due to Hurricane Irma, which caused the service to close Sept. 7-15 and a cold weather in July, Hebting said. The busiest months last year were April with 19,484 riders, followed by 9,697 in March. Hebting offered some information about the people who are riding the ferry. The majority are seniors, 64 percent, followed by families at 25 percent and employees at 11 percent. Thirty-nine percent make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year with 26 percent making between $50,000 and $80,000 and 22 percent make more than $80,000. The smallest share, 13 percent, was people who made less than $25,000. The majority, 77 percent, drove, parked and then caught a ride on the ferry. Nearly 20 percent walked to a ferry stop and just over 3 percent took another transit option. Seventy-two percent said the ferry's reliability was the main factor in their decision to ride it, followed by 64 percent who said it was the schedule. Comfort and price tied at 54 percent and speed was the lowest factor at 38 percent. Hebting said most riders, 60 percent, didn't have xed plans about what they would do when they arrived on the beach. Currently Clearwater Ferry has three vessels. Maddie's crossing is the rst one put in service and has a capacity of 42 passengers. Hailey's Crossing is the second vessel put into service and can carry 21 passengers. It has a bathroom so it is used for longer trips, such as the Caladesi Island excursion. Monica's Crossing is the newest vessel in the eet and can carry 49 passengers. The busiest season is spring, followed by summer, winter and fall. The majority of passengers are seasonal riders, meaning those who used the ferry when on holiday or vacation. The highest volume periods are during spring break and the dates the city of Clearwater hosts its Sugar Sand Festival. Hebting said plans call for starting service to Dunedin by opening a new blue line. She had no exact date only saying it would be "soon." 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12A County Leader, February 22, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Regional transit is the way to go, says officials working on a plan to modernize and improve the I-275 corridor connecting destinations throughout Tampa Bay. A recently completed Regional Transit Feasibility Plan is quickly gaining support as "a route map to implementation." The plan builds upon years of scrutiny as planners looked for solutions to the region's transit needs. Its purpose was to identify a "catalyst that begins building the vision" and has the "greatest potential to be built," according to a report presented to Forward Pinellas on Feb. 14. The intent was to nd one or more projects that could be competitive for federal and state funding. Scott Pringle, Planning and PD&E group director for Jacobs Engineering, went over some of the steps that went into the making of the plan, including evaluation of five alternatives, including a "rubber tire" or urban rail solution along I-275, and a "rubber tire," urban rail or commuter rail system along the CSX rail line. "Rubber tire" refers to use of a vehicle that does not require a steel railway. While looking for feasible projects, cost was a major consideration. Projects that cost about $10 per trip have a better chance of receiving funds from the Federal Transportation Administration. However, initial projects considered came in way over $10. Planners then applied "value engineering" to try to make projects more affordable, Pringle said. The most feasible turned out to be a "rubber tire" project on I-275, running from Wesley Chapel to St. Petersburg that used a combination of shoulders and medians as a transit lane. The plan saved money primarily because it eliminates the need for right-of-way with builders using existing assets. The 21 transit stations would need right-of-way; however, they also would be the areas with the most potential for development and public/private partnerships, Pringle said. Planners estimate it would take 80-95 minutes to travel the route, stopping at all 21 stations. An express route with fewer stops would make for a quicker trip. According to the plan, a Bus Rapid Transit route from St. Petersburg to the Gateway area would travel along a dedicated transit lane built on the existing shoulder of I-275. The shoulder would be widened to 15 feet with 10 feet available for the buses. The route would connect with the PSTA Central Avenue BRT and use the same lane. Stations would be placed on Fourth Street, Eighth Street, Tropicana Field, 27th Avenue, 62nd Avenue, Gateway and Carillon. From the Gateway area, the route would travel over the Howard Frankland Bridge using the planned improvements to accommodate transit on the new bridge. Improvements planned for State Road 60 would allow buses to have a direct connection to the Tampa International Airport and a connection to Westshore Intermodal Center. From there, buses would continue into Tampa and then north to Wesley Chapel. Using the shoulder along I-275 brings the project cost down to $380 million to $455 million for a 41-mile project running through three counties. Before applying value engineering, the estimated cost was $2.3 billion to $2.9 billion. The cost per trip would be $8-10, down from $45, which was the initial estimate. With grant funding, the federal government would pay 50 percent, and the state and local shares would be 25 percent each. Local annual operations and maintenance cost is estimated at $7 million. Time to construct is estimated at about ve years. Planners also identi ed a project using CSX's existing corridor. The cost estimate came in at $490 million to $620 million for nine miles running from downtown Tampa to the University of South Florida. The cost per trip would be $11-13, and it would take about 10 years to build. Planners believe the most feasible project is the I-275 "rubber tire" (BRT) project. Pringle said modern buses, which would be used for this project, don't look anything like the ones in use by PSTA today. They can run as fast as a train, include passenger amenities, such as Wi-Fi, and would use dedicated lanes to bypass congestion. In the future, the lanes could be used for autonomous vehicles another plus. Pringle and others involved in developing the Feasibility Plan will spend the next few months talking to the public and listening to feedback. The plan will then be modified, taking into account comments from the public. The plan is slated to be nalized in the late summer or fall. Forward Pinellas Board members support the plan but had questions, including how to raise the money for the local match. They were concerned with nding a funding method to pay for the $7 million annual cost, which would be split between Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. They also were concerned about the cost to those using the service. "We're on the verge of our rst success," said Pinellas County Chair Ken Welch, who also sits on the Forward Pinellas Board. "It's a smart approach, smart concept, affordable." He likes how it uses existing assets, is scalable and inclusive. It provides a route from Pinellas County to TIA and Westshore. "I strongly support the concept," he said, adding that basic bus service still needs to be funded. Forward Pinellas Chair John Morroni will send a letter to David Gwynn, Florida Department of Transportation District Seven secretary, expressing support for the plan. The city of St. Petersburg has passed a resolution showing its support. 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Viewpoints 13A Leader, February 22, 2018More than 1,100 children were prosecuted as adults in Florida last year taken from their homes, removed from their schools, and locked up in adult jails. Although children's brains are still developing, and they cannot fully understand the consequences of their actions, our criminal justice system treats some of them like grown adults. They receive adult punishments that will forever diminish their employment, educational and housing opportunities. Florida tries more children as adults than any other state; almost all are transferred to the adult criminal justice system at the sole discretion of prosecutors, without the opportunity to even ask a judge to review the decision. Though any child, regardless of age, can be prosecuted as an adult in Florida, most cases involve children who are 14 to 17 years old mainly high schoolers. These children should be learning how to drive, applying to colleges, or worrying about who they'll take to the prom. They should not be in the adult criminal justice system, where the primary goal is punishment not rehabilitation. Children should be kept in the juvenile justice system where they belong so they can bene t from education, counseling and other programs that will make them more likely to succeed. Jails aren't equipped to provide these programs, and they particularly don't offer adequate education. The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report recently titled "Destined to Fail: How Florida Jails Deprive Children of Schooling." The devastating ndings show how children have limited or no access to their legal right of schooling when they are housed in adult jails. In adult jails, children are sometimes held in solitary con nement for up to 23 hours a day and are denied access to education. Some children receive nothing more than worksheets sometimes without a pen or pencil to complete them. Children who go to adult jails are less likely to receive a high school diploma further limiting their job opportunities and chances for nancial stability. Children tried as adults are also more likely to reoffend than their peers in the juvenile system. This threatens public safety and increases incarceration costs for taxpayers. Especially troubling is the disparity in the rate of adult prosecutions for black and white children across Florida. While black children make up only 22 percent of the state's high school student population, they accounted for 64 percent of children sent to the adult criminal justice system last year. It is time for our lawmakers to intervene. The Legislature is considering bills that would begin to at least limit the number of children who are prosecuted as adults. SB 936 and HB 509 would set age parameters and reduce the offenses eligible for adult transfer. The proposed legislation would also implement judicial oversight and provide children a way to return to juvenile court. We cannot throw away the futures of our children and our communities. The adult criminal justice system is no place for a child. Scott McCoy is the senior policy counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center and is based in Tallahassee.LETTERSActions can cut gun violenceEditor: When news broke about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, I hugged my 3-year-old close, and with tears in my eyes told him that I wanted to put him in a big bubble. He giggled and told me, "I would pop the bubble and get out!" He's right. We cannot hide in our bubbles. We cannot hide behind fear. This is the 18th school shooting in 45 days. I am absolutely heartbroken for these families and their community. To read pleas circulating on social media of parents and siblings looking for their loved ones is unbearable. To see the terror and grief on these parents' faces is devastating. Enough is enough! News coverage has focused on the shooter. This is a disservice to families who lost their loved ones at Douglas High, and the families of 96 Americans who die every day due to gun violence in our country. Let's keep our attention on the victims and how to prevent the approximately 33,500 gun deaths and 85,000 gunshot-related injuries that occur each year in the U.S. (CDC, 2016). This is an epidemic. For those who say gun violence is a mental health issue, research suggests that only 3-5 percent of violent acts toward others are attributable to severe mental illness, and of those acts very few involve gun violence (Swanson, 1994). The issue is gun availability and a culture that glori es guns. Estimates suggest that there are at least 310 million guns in the U.S. (Congressional Research Service, 2012). That is almost enough rearms for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. I am disgusted and enraged that children are still being slaughtered at school ve years after Sandy Hook. I am heartbroken for the Parkland community and our country. How can mass shootings keep happening again and again? Outrage in news and social media have rightfully and predictably followed. We have been asked by our community and elected of cials to pray for the victims. But prayers are not enough. And to only pray is an insult to the victims. What can we do? We can act. Keep guns locked, unloaded, and stored separately from ammunition. Ask other adults about the presence of rearms in their homes and vehicles. Encourage them to store their rearms responsibly. Familiarize yourself with upcoming gun legislation in Florida. Contact your legislators to advocate for common sense gun laws. Need a gun lock? Get one for free here: nd-a-safety-kit Get involved with local and national organizations, such as: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the League of Women Voters, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Brady Campaign. Be SMART. Be SMART for Kids is a program that provides adults with easy to remember behaviors to reduce child access to a rearm. You can request a free Be SMART presentation at your next PTA or community group event. Contact to learn more. Amanda Thalji-Raitano St. PetersburgNew leaders work for the many, not the fewRe: ‘Elections about the running a city, not ruining it,’ letter to the editor, Feb. 15. Editor: As Bob Shaw's editorial began "I am reminded as I write this of the refrain What A Difference A Day Makes'," I too am reminded of this refrain BUT my opinions differ from Bob's. Bob's reference to a Tampa Bay Times article calling Madeira Beach commission meetings a "House of Clowns" does ring true to a point. I am embarrassed and annoyed listening to Commissioner Terry Lister sounding and acting like a BULLY and trying to bring the commission back to the days of the "good ole boys and girls" 2012-mid 2017. Those days are over and hopefully we will not be subjected to the antics of Shane and Cheryl Crawford and Doug Andrews again. I am a candidate for commissioner of District 1 in the March 13 city election because I believe our city is a good one and the majority of our elected of cials have the best interest of the entire city at heart and in their minds. I believe for the period from 2012-mid 2017 the city leaders acted only for a select few and the rest of us were shut out. The March 2017 election brought a change of thinking and perspective to our city and the newly elected commissioners and mayor are trying desperately to bring order back to our city, but chaos does still reign at the meetings in the form of character attacks and "rabblerousing." Some folks just like to hear themselves talk, so they get up at every opportunity and talk. This is the American way, but I think it is too permissive. I feel Mayor Black should use her gavel more, but she is attempting to listen to everyone, including the "rabble-rousers." The voters in 2017 were the strong silent majority who upset the balance of power and "good for them." I am encouraged the current commission nally selected Jonathan Evans as city manager and I look forward (as a citizen and hopefully as commissioner in District 1) to working with him to make our city a shining example as a city for all residents, business people and visitors. Deby Weinstein Madeira Beach Unless you've been trapped in a mine shaft for the past year or two, you've probably become aware of the word "mindfulness." In a world that presents us with a new fad every six weeks or so, mindfulness has had to get in line and wait its turn to be recognized, analyzed and then commercialized. But I think mindfulness has finally made it, at least in this newspaper's circulation area. Boot up Google and type in "Mindfulness Pinellas County Florida." Then settle down for an hour or two of mindful reading. If you want a de nition of mindfulness and what it stands for, try this on, for openers: mindfulness is the human ability to be totally present and aware of what we're doing and where we are, without being overly distracted and in uenced by what's going on around us. A shorter definition: mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. If you've done some reading about stoicism and Buddhism, you'll probably see that mindfulness has borrowed some ideas from those two philosophies. Or religions. Or whatever you wish to call them. One piece of information I ran across was a suggestion about how we can encourage mindfulness each morning by taking three steps: (1) Get rid of your alarm clock or any other loud, disruptive device to get you awake. Find a gentler way to face the day. (2) Get hydrated, right away. Drink some water before you turn to coffee, tea, orange juice or any other liquid. (3) Observe nature. At the very least, look out your bedroom window at the sky, clouds, trees, owers, squirrels and other inventions of God or nature. Is mindfulness the same as meditation? Apparently not, although meditation is part of some of the mindfulness programs you may read about.As I learn about mindfulness, I realize I've been practicing it for years. It comes in the form of the mute button on my TV. By simply pressing on it, I can eliminate one of the chief obstacles to mindfulness: commercials. After an hour of avoiding all TV ads, my normally clouded thought processes are much clearer.A similar step toward TV mindfulness is to stop watching news programs presented by most of the major networks. They all claim to give us "Breaking News!" But what they tend to give us are political discussions delivered by mostly obscure panelists. Exceptions to the above are PBS and BBC, whose news topics range more widely. If a prize were to be given to the LEAST mindful place on earth, I bet it would go to our White House. Or to congresspersons of either political party. We elect people to of ce not to concentrate on one problem at a time, but to juggle a dozen or a hundred all at one time. I'm sure there are people in Washington who practice mindfulness, but I can't think of who they might be. I believe that one of the most successful groups practicing mindfulness is Alcoholics Anonymous. Same goes for other 12-step organizations. Their golden watchwords include "One day at a time." Adherence to those five words has helped untold thousands of drunks and other addicts to survive and recover. Another version of the same idea was delivered many years ago by Jesus Christ. In his Sermon on the Mount, he warned against overloading our minds with worries about what might happen tomorrow. See Matthew 6:34. Check it out. I'm sure the mindfulness folks often do. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 It is with heavy hearts and a longing to understand that we as a nation must once again face the incomprehensible loss of life at the hands of those who have seen t to take from us that which is most dear. It is almost impossible to put pen to paper and word to print the visceral scope of this unimaginable loss. It is all that more heartbreaking that those who were lost should be the ones in this world that need the most protection our children. It was not war or illness or random happenstance that claimed the lives of 17 in Parkland, Florida. For if it had been, the parents, husbands, wives and relatives of those who lost their lives may have been afforded a eeting ballast in the sea of devastation which has no doubt now claimed their every waking, breathing moment. It was not a raging wild re, sweeping ood or unprecedented superstorm that swept into Parkland, leaving pain and suffering in its wake. No. It was a man with a gun and the will to do unspeakable evil. An armed gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day with the intent to do harm and his mission was successful. As a nation we have borne witness to other tragedies where students and teachers have faced the easy indifference of men with weapons and the desire to hurt for the sake of hurting. And increasingly, we have to face the loss of those who had barely started to live those whose lives were but in their infancy, with fullness and potential ahead. And, as a country, we are left to ask all of the usual questions that always seem to follow such tragedies: Why? What went wrong? Could this have been prevented? They are easy questions to ask; dif cult ones to answer. But no matter what happens over the next few days, weeks and months, as we learn more about the shooter and what may have pushed him to such incomprehensible lengths, one thing is for certain: We will never have an answer that will fully absolve us from our anger, our outrage, our fear of what could happen next. The Bible says, "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." We mourn this loss as one people, united in collective grief that spans age, race, color or creed. Unfortunately, there is little comfort to be found in this day, lest it be found in the arms of our children, our grandchildren and those we hold oh so near and dear. And perhaps, most importantly, in the remembrance of those whose comfort shall be a long time coming. 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Foundation receives $2,000 AT&T grantLARGO Students in the Pinellas Education Foundation's Next Generation Tech program will benefit from a statewide investment by AT&T this year, one that seeks to increase understanding of how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. To provide a critical link from classroom to careers, AT&T is once again partnering with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in school districts across Florida. Real-world application of STEM education concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills will all be key elements of the 47 separate projects to be organized and funded through CFEF member local education foundations, including the Pinellas Education Foundation. Students who participate in the Next Generation Tech program learn hands-on skills as they focus on developing an innovative solution to a challenge they have personally identi ed or experienced. This program incorporates a model that uses business/industry partners to mentor and instruct students over the course of the school year. The rst prize award is $10,000, and members of the winning team may use the money for scholarships or to launch their business-based technology enhancements, apps or innovations. Next Generation Tech features a series of workshops with a custom-designed curriculum that teaches students about the product development lifecycle and the variety of skills and teamwork approach that is an industry standard.PCCA to host free theatrical workshopsThe Design Technology Department at Pinellas County Center for the Arts will host free morning workshops on March 3 about theatrical lighting, sound, sets, costumes, makeup and stage management. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a six-event Technical Theater Olympic-style competition, followed by an award ceremony. All students are welcome and no theater experience is required to participate. The goals of the event are to introduce middle school students to career opportunities and the backstage elements of theater, as well as help students prepare for next year's Junior Thespian competition. Students will also have an opportunity to audition for the Design Technology program at PCCA, an intensive four-year college preparatory program unique in Florida. The event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S., Saint Petersburg. Pinellas Park Art Society offers scholarshipPINELLAS PARK Applications are now being accepted for a fall 2018 scholarship valued at $1,500 from the Pinellas Park Art Society for a student pursuing a degree in Visual Arts. 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Schulz, a Largo resident, is an agriculture education major and interned during the four-day event as part of her Teach Ag program. "It's good to be home and have this wonderful opportunity to work with kids and agriculture educators from around the state," Schulz said. Schulz plans on being an agriculture education teacher after graduation.St. Pete Road Runners offering scholarshipsST. PETERSBURG The St. Pete Road Runners are accepting applications for the SPRR Ben Fudge Scholarships. The group annually awards scholarships to high school seniors who excel academically and who are members of their varsity track or crosscountry team and meet the criteria. This year, $2,000 will be awarded to a student from a Pinellas County private and public high school. The award ceremony will be held April 26, 6:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St Pete Beach. Information and applications are available at or contact Doug Schiller, public relations, at 941-932-6147.Theater event bene ts scholarship fundCLEARWATER Laughing Stock by Charles Morey will be presented March 21-24, 7:30 p.m., and March 24-25, 2 p.m., at the Clearwater Arts auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley's Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. Admission is $10. Free for SPC students, faculty, staff and high school students. Proceeds go to SPC theater scholarships. For information, call 727-341-4360.14A Community Leader, February 22, 2018 Business BriefcaseGoodwill to offer free tax assistance ST PETERSBURG Millions of workers overlook important federal tax bene ts because they simply don't know about them. The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit can make a real difference for people who may struggle to make ends meet. Goodwill's Job Connection Center is collaborating with the United Way Prosperity Campaign and the Get It Back campaign to provide free tax preparation services to help people access these bene ts. Tax preparation events will be offered for people with annual household incomes less than $66,000. Appointments are required. Services will be provided on the following dates: Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goodwill headquarters, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Friday, March 9, 2 to 8 p.m., at Goodwill's Job Connection Center, inside the Goodwill store at 2550 34th St. N., St. Petersburg Friday, March 23, 3 to 8 p.m., at Goodwill headquarters, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goodwill's Clearwater Center, 16432 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater The Job Connection Center is now accepting appointments for free tax prep assistance. To make an appointment, call 727-321-7337 or email Clearwater to host VA aid workshopCLEARWATER A free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance bene t will be presented Friday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m., at Brookdale Clearwater, 2750 Drew St., Clearwater. To register, call 727-799-2177. There are 9.2 million veterans still living that served in World War II, Korea, or Vietnam. These soldiers and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Department of Veterans' Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension, which offers a monthly tax-free bene t, ranging from $1,176 to $2,169 per month. Veterans Financial is the Senior Living Industry's leading provider of information about the Aid & Attendance Pension benefit. During the workshop, presenters will review the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, even in cases of higher net worth, have become eligible for this bene t. Chivas feted for $200K gift to Chi Chi’s KidsCLEARWATER The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation recently recognized Frank Chivas while saluting his generosity in opening the doors of higher education to 23 Chi Chi Academy students. Chivas recently pioneered a $100,000 gift to the Pinellas Education Foundation which will be matched by the state of Florida creating $200,000. These funds are designated for Chi Chi Academy student two-year college scholarships over the next 10 years. School Notebook Photo SUBMITTEDEmily Schulz, left, helps student Rebecca Omer of Riverview High School during the Youth Swine Show at the Florida State Fair. Russ FLOYDMr. Russell Eugene “Russ” Floyd, 62, of Spencer Lane, Hartwell, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home. Born on March 23, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Floyd was a retired owner/operator of Russails Custom Cabinets in Dunedin, Florida. 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Outdoors 15A Leader, February 22, 2018So far, this month has been beautiful. With another above average temperature week behind us, we have seen water temperatures climb from the low 60s to over 70 degrees in just two weeks. Schools of baitfish have returned to the shallows and so have the predatory fish that follow them. Spanish mackerel are around and soon we will see schools of king sh arrive. Steadily rising water temperatures have snook on the move. Creek mouths and their adjacent flats are good places to find snook right now as are drainage pipes and many of the small bridges that cross over these creeks. Fishing the incoming tide with live pilchards has been outstanding this week. Live chumming in and around the mullet schools has produced periods of non-stop action for snook and a few nice red sh. Using 71/2 spinning rods with reels spooled with 10-pound braid is key to casting small pilchards to shallow water sh. Tail hooking the baits and free lining them with a 25-pound leader will fool most finicky fish. Use a circle hook to keep from gut hooking the fish. Also, letting your baits swim away from the boat by opening the bail when they are pulling away from you will no doubt result in more strikes, especially from snook. Red sh are beginning to school. Look for the mullet schools to attract the redfish over the next few weeks. Until recently getting the red sh to put their guard down and feed has been a bit of a chore. Mainly relying on cut bait for reds the past couple of weeks, the sh are now beginning to feed more actively on live baits. Work those same ats that are holding snook and sooner or later the red sh will become curious enough to track down live baits. Seatrout fishing has been excellent throughout Tampa Bay this winter and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Trout can be found holding around all the bay bridges as well as the shallows as they follow the mullet on and off the at. Soft-plastics work great for the aggressive trout and free-lined pilchards won't be refused. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a sh photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Snook on the move with warming waters Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Florida can have beautiful palms, but most palms are extremely over-pruned, and also lack nutrients. Over-pruning harms palms. You should know this about palms: Removing living fronds removes the palm’s food source. Plants produce food in their fronds by taking energy from the sun and changing it into sugar. Removing living fronds, especially too many, takes away the palm's food source. This is doubly harmful because when the palm's food source is removed, it has to use up its stored food to produce more leaves. As you can imagine this is very stressful to the plant. Provide proper palm fertilizer. Palms in Florida can lack many nutrients and the symptoms show up in the fronds. When the lower, older fronds are not evenly green it is because they are lacking nutrients. Removing these lower yellowing, browning fronds makes the deficiency worse and can kill the palm. Fertilize palms three times a year (February, May and November) with an 8-012-4Mg fertilizer that has all the micronutrients in the sulfate form. Use this fertilizer for the entire landscape within 50 feet of the palm, including grass. In August, apply 0-0-16-6Mg fertilizer. For more information, see edis. ifas.u .edu/ep261. If you can't use the right fertilizer, don't fertilize and don't prune. Turf fertilizers can kill palms. Palms need their fronds for shelter. The fronds help protect the growing bud of the palm and they help to support and guard the fronds above them. Removing too many fronds leaves the bud exposed to cold and wind. The socalled "hurricane cut" is wrong and harmful to the palm. Never remove fronds above the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock horizontal line. Removing fronds above this line is harmful to the palm in several ways. It removes food from the palm and causes it to use up stored food. It exposes the palm bud to cold and wind and it makes nutrient shortages worse. It is also very stressful to the palm and makes it much more likely to die. Anyone that prunes palms above the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock horizontal line is doing you a disservice. Improper pruning can introduce a disease that causes the whole top to fall off. Any injury to the top third of the trunk such as removing fronds improperly or shaving the trunk can introduce thielaviopsis. This is a trunk rotting disease that is not noticed until the top of the palm falls off. This is a dangerous situation if the palm could cause injury or damage. For more information, see edis.ifas.u .edu/ pp143. Prevent disease by only removing completely brown fronds. There are fatal diseases spread by pruning tools. Removing only dead fronds prevents the spread of these fatal diseases. It is best to leave brown fronds on the palm, they provide habitat. Never prune palms that have a crown shaft.Over-pruning can harm palms Growing WiseJane Morse Photo by TOM GERMONDWarm weather brought a crowd to Upham Beach on St. Pete Beach Feb. 18. 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Sandy HartmannKeller Williams Seminole/Sandy Hartmann & Associates Gorgeous custom designed 3,400 sq. ft. pool home with oversized driveway/3+ car garage located just 3 miles from Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach. Situated on a cul-de-sac, with dormers and tremendous curb appeal. 4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bath Largo $488,500 SOLD SOLD Great Bay Pines location. Located within a quarter mile of the VA Hospital and 1.5 miles to Gulf Beaches. SOLD Contempporary 2,300 sq. ft. townhome at the elite gated waterfront community of The Shoals! Enjoy daily sunsets and just steps from the beach! 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath North Redington Bch $470,000 SOLDMary ButlerRealty Executives/Adamo & AssociatesMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn CollectionRich RippetoeColdwell Banker /Sunvista Realty Historic Indian Rocks Beach property sells for $1.7 millionINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Granger House, thought to be one of the oldest standing structures on Indian Rocks Beach, recently sold for $1.7 million. Area residents needn't worry about losing the landmark property which was built in 1901, as the new owners plan to keep the building intact, according to Julie Folden, selling agent with Coastal Properties Group International. Originally built as a beachfront cottage, the Granger House was named after Beverly Ann Granger who bought the property in 1994 and converted it into an income producing motel. Among her more famous guests was Richard Schaal, an actor, writer and rst-generation member of Second City, the popular television sketch comedy show more commonly known as SCTV. The Granger House has operated as a beachfront inn for more than two decades. Located at 610 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach, the four-unit property is comprised of one and two bedroom suites and two studio cottages. Features include a lagoon-style swimming pool, hot tub, pine oors and French doors which open to balconies overlooking the beach. "This charming beachfront inn is reminiscent of Old Florida' and has an established place in Indian Rocks Beach history," said Folden in a press release. "The new owners appreciate the historical signi cance of the Granger House and are excited about its continued use by visiting tourists, residents from neighboring communities and repeat customers." Brooke May joins RE/MAX ACR Elite GroupBELLEAIR BLUFFS RE/MAX ACR Elite Group recently welcomed Brooke May. May joins the Joanne Brems & Associates team at RE/MAX ACR Elite Group's Largo/Belleair Bluffs of ce. Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach advisors pursue GRI designationMADEIRA BEACH Engel & Všlkers Madeira Beach recently announced that four of its real estate advisors are pursuing the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. Evan Pedone, Marie Smith, Michael Saracusa and Mary Beattie all completed the rst of three required courses. "Our real estate advisors are very highly trained, dedicated to their professions and passionate about providing the highest level of service to their clients," said Cherie Pattishall, license partner. "These advisors are true representations of our professionalism." The Granger House on Indian Rocks Beach recently sold for $1.7 million. Brooke May Evan Pedone Marie SmithMary Beattie Michael Saracusa


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Leader, February 22, 2018 512 Belle Isle Avenue, Belleair Beach $1,999,000 Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 **PRICE REDUCED!** OVER $100,000! Enjoy magni cent outdoor living and stunning wide-open views in this gorgeous custom-built waterfront home. Built in 1997, this 5-bed, 4.5 bath beauty features 4,700 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space and makes an ideal home for entertaining. A custom "ocean wave" glass front door welcomes you home into the main oor and into a formal living room/dining room with 24' cathedral ceilings, a custom stone replace and breathtaking views of Clearwater Bay. There is a large covered outdoor patio off the dining room and kitchen, a beautiful swimming pool and deep-water dock. Text 582320 to 35620 for property details. 106 Poinciana Lane, Largo $1,599,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Situated on a waterfront nger in the deed restricted mainland community of Harbor Bluffs, this remodeled two story home offers a deep water dock with boat slip and davits conveniently bordering the Intracoastal Waterway. A spacious living room with gas replace and gleaming hardwood oors opens to a family room with window wall overlooking the water, built-in media cabinetry and tile oor. There is an adjoining open breakfast area with a French door leading to the pool and spillover spa set on a paver deck. Text 585517 to 35620 for property details.11 San Marco #507, Clearwater Beach $799,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 *** PRICE REDUCED $25,000 ***. The iconic towers that compose the Mandalay Beach offer this superb south by southwest by southeast "Colonna" oor plan possessing enviable Gulf, winter sunset and winter sun exposures with cross terraces allowing for both Gulf and Harbor/City scapes. Poised on the 5th oor the interiors encompass 1,840 sq. ft. of neutral living space and an ideal separation of space. The living room, kitchen and master overlook the Gulf, while the second bedroom, kitchen and master en suite provide for city and harbor vistas. Text 583541 to 35620 for property details.2429 Waterview Ct., Palm Harbor $575,000 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Fabulous 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2+car garage 2-story solar heated pool home on a cul-de-sac with paver patio. Super energy ef cient home with double paned windows, upgraded high SEER Trane AC unit(s), LED lighting throughout inside around entire outside perimeter ($60k total value). Quality upgraded tile roof by Hendrick Roo ng ($35k value). French doors open into the grand foyer. The formal living room has soaring ceilings and a picture window, plantation shutters & hardwood oors, which overlook the beautifully landscaped front lawn with koi pond. Text 583644 to 35620 for property details.811 Riverside Drive, Tarpon Springs $449,900 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Custom built magni cent 3-story transitional Mediterranean impeccably designed smart home located within minutes of the beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. This home features endless upgrades including rich hand scraped mahogany oors, crown molding, plantation shutters, 5" baseboard molding, 8' doors & brushed nickel hardware. Spacious living/dining room opens to the gourmet kitchen with 42" stacked raised maple cabinetry, granite tops, center island with vegetable prep sink & storage, wine refrigerator, double ovens, stainless appliances, pantry, halogen track lighting and snack bar perfect for any family! Text 585247 to 35620 for property details. 1929 Arvis Circle E., Clearwater $396,900 Margie Pretzman 570-760-3646 Consider making your best offer here in this light and bright roomy 4/3/2 with pool, conveniently located on a QUIET street you're sure to love! Pronto... & you are anywhere....Parks, Airports, Shopping. You'll be Krazy about the new kitchen and impressed with the OPEN FLOOR Plan. Granite, stainless steel BOSCH Appliances & plenty of recessed lighting. The Master Bedroom is spacious & the bath has been totally remodeled w/ a soaking tub & double sinks. New 14 seer AC, TOUCHLESS FAUCETS, & SALT Water pool w/new pump. Mother-in-law Bedroom w/ custom all wood built-in closets. Text 550022 to 35620 for property details.9368 117th Street, Seminole $382,000 Bobbie Kahler 727-460-9068 This lovely updated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 car garage home with large pool in the Seminole area is now available! The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2015 with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and wonderful stainless steel appliances. All 3 bathrooms were modernized with new vanities, new granite counter tops and new tile. The main living area offers true indoor/ outdoor living with a huge 4 panel sliding glass door that opens to the sizable screened lanai overlooking the pool. The spacious 1st oor master bedroom has an en suite bath, walk-in closet, volume ceiling and large slider. Text 584084 to 35620 for property details.100 Pierce St. #PH 6, Clearwater $355,000 Patty Rilling 727-460-8675 It is all about the view and the location! Located at the foot of the beautiful Clearwater Memorial Causeway, this unit is on the favorable south side of the building with wide open unobstructed views of Clearwater Bay. Great oor plan features split bedrooms, each with an en suite bath, balcony and those wonderful views. The living room has oor to ceiling windows. This building features a pool directly on the water, a kayak/SUP storage room and secure garage parking (one covered space with the unit). Text 583628 to 35620 for property details.736 Island Way #204, Clearwater Beach $448,900 Amber Carson-Davis 727-743-2722 This condo has a large open living space with wonderful water views of Mandalay Bay. Two balconies, one off the living room and one private balcony for the Master. Spacious bedrooms, separate laundry room and large Master bath with vanity area. Storm shutters through out. Large heated pool, BBQ area, waterfront boardwalk with boat slips and a fun dock for relaxing, dining, shing if you like. Docks are individually owned and can be purchased from other owners separately when available. Fitness center with great equipment and his and hers saunas in the changing room. Text 581953 to 35620 for property details.830 S. Gulfview Blvd. #605, Clearwater Beach $399,000 Jeannine Schaub 727-771-5215 Kitchen, kitchen, kitchen!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!! Open up that great bottle of Italian wine and enjoy this remodeled Tuscan kitchen overlooking the amazing views of the gorgeous intracoastal waterways of Clearwater Beach. Very private area of South Clearwater beach but within yards of Clearwater Yacht Club, restaurants, tiki and sport bars. This condo features an under building parking spot 17C, 1260 square feet of living space includes two bedrooms, two baths, and laundry. Amenities are three swimming pools and access to the most meticulously maintained, managed, and monitored beaches. Text 582305 to 35620 for property details. 700 Island Way #402, Clearwater Beach $569,000 Joanne Hiller 727-460-5721 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND MOVE-IN READY! You will fully appreciate the quality appointments and nishes of this COMPLETE HEAD TO TOE REMODEL! Full WATER VIEWS from wall to wall windows in every room are enjoyed in this highly desirable SW CORNER. Views of sparkling MANDALAY CHANNEL AND SOUTH BEACH ARE MAGICAL day and night. This spacious, oor plan has had walls opened up to enhance the WIDE OPEN FLOOR PLAN. Fabulous kitchen opens to lovely DEN or family room and large GREAT ROOM and offers new WOOD CABINETS, lovely GRANITE counter tops and TOP LINE appliances. Text 582429 to 35620 for property details.1650 McMullen Road, Largo $550,000 Laura Trundle 727-744-4075 PACKAGE DEAL offered with this property. There are 2 single family HOMES and an ACTIVE REPUTABLE kennel BUSINESS sitting on 3/4 of an acre. The larger 2 bdrm/1 bth/1 of ce and bonus room, block home is 1,344 sq ft designed with a 2-way split oor plan from an open and generous size main living space. The second wood frame/block home 644 living/1288 total sq ft is a 1 bdrm/1 bth on the second story with 15 indoor dog kennels in the lower level. The active and reputable kennel business (3rd structure, block) offers 29 inside/outside runs. Text 577704 to 35620 for property details.490 Palmdale Drive, Oldsmar $649,900 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 Exquisite is as exquisite does...Can you imagine a resort infused community that offers country club living, award winning golf courses, yet lends itself to an ideal geography that literally within minutes brings you to every shop, restaurant, bistro, pub and cinema that North County offers oh so well... Next, picture a pool, pond and golf course view that literally goes on forever captured through the lens of an extended family room punctuated with a character driven replace and vaulted beam ceiling. Text 583638 to 35620 for property details. 521 Mandalay Avenue #504, Clearwater Beach $647,500 Marcia Ellis 727-458-4952 Just steps to the sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this meticulously maintained 5th oor, 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in the Mirasol Tower, features expansive and unobstructed views of the Gulf, Intracoastal and Mandalay Channel. The kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, Corian countertops and recently updated new top-of-the-line, stainless steel LG Electronics range/oven including convection oven, steam controlled dishwasher, French door refrigerator, washer with sidekick pedestal mini washer, and steam dryer (all with 5 year extended warranties). The master bedroom has balcony access and a spacious walk-in closet. Text 542435 to 35620 for 769 Harbor Island, Clearwater Beach $1,299,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Expansive Clearwater Harbor views are featured in this remodeled waterfront home located in Island Estates. The dock includes a 10,000 lb. boat lift for your boating needs. An airy living room with volume ceiling and an open family room with stone accent wall both have sliding doors overlooking the water and sparkling pool. The open white kitchen offers granite counters, breakfast bar, island glass cooktop, double ovens, pantry cabinets, cookbook shelves and built-in computer desk. 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, February 22, 2018  Visit “Carousel,” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; Feb. 22 through March 11, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit Voted best musical of the 20th century by “Time,” this show features a timeless story, dazzling lights, rollicking songs and a bad boy to melt your heart. When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. He is given a chance to make good, but is it too little too late, or will a lucky star save him and those he loves? The show features hit songs such as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “If I Loved You.”  Blast Friday featuring The Romantics, Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Presented by Bank of America, the free food and craft festival returns to the Cleveland Street district for its eighth season. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. The original members of The Romantics – Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill and Rich Cole – formally became a band on Valentine’s Day 1977. Nearly 30 years later, they are still known for having created some of the most in uential and beloved rock and roll of all time, including their hit songs “What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep” and “One in a Million.”  Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Headliners will include the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Ana Popovic. General admission is free. Saturday’s performers include George Worthmore, The Steepwater Band, Super Doppler, Greyhounds, ZZ Ward and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Sunday’s performers include David Julia, Rusty Wright Band, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon and Ana Popovic. Schedule and artists subject are to change. Staying true to its name, guests can enjoy seafood dishes from the area’s best restaurants bringing their local avors to the park. For information, visit  St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, in South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is free. The event – set in the park directly across from the Museum of Fine Arts – is a ‘boutique’ ne art festival featuring approximately 120 of Florida’s and America’s top ne artisans. The event is co-sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg and is coordinated with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.  The Legendary Ladies of Motown featuring Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves, Sunday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit From “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Where Did Out Love Go” to “Heat Wave” and “Dancing in the Street,” Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves of the Vandellas reign today as two of Motown’s most beloved singers, with 14 Billboard No. 1 singles, seven Billboard No. 1 albums, and 42 Top 10 singles between them. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURESFrom left, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Tuva Novotny, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez star in “Annihilation” from P aramount Pictures and Skydance. Opening this weekend Portman stars in ‘Annihilation,’ based on Southern Reach Trilogy; ‘Game Night’ opens Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:‘Game Night’Genre: Comedy and action Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Chelsea Peretti, Michael C. Hall and Kyle Chandler Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Rated: R Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams team up in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night.” Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game … right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game” – nor Brooks – are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends nd themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had … or, it’s game over.‘Annihilation’Genre: Thriller, action and science ction Cast: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny Director: Alex Garland Rated: R Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity. “Annihilation,” directed by Alex Garland, is based on the acclaimed Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESRachel McAdams stars as Annie and Jason Bateman as Max in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night,” a Warner Bros. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, February 22, 2018EOT to stage ‘Annie Get Your Gun’LARGO – Eight O’Clock Theatre will present “Annie Get Your Gun,” running March 2-18, at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $28.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit For information on Eight O’Clock Theatre, visit “Annie Get Your Gun” features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and original book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. It has been revised by Peter Stone. Based on the true story of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, this classic western rags-to-riches musical shows the tenacity of the human spirit. When backwoods Annie is entered into a shooting match with the sharpshooting star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, she falls head over heels in love. The womanizing Frank Butler can’t help but be charmed by the rough and nave Annie. Despite hard luck, pride, and sabotage, Annie triumphs and learns that, in fact, there’s no business like show business. The tuneful score boasts classics such as “They Say it’s Wonderful,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,” “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning” and the rousing “Anything You Can Do.” Eight O’Clock Theatre’s production of “Annie Get Your Gun” is directed by Linda Weir. She is joined by James Grenelle as choreographer/stage manager. Grenelle is assisted by Jonathan Pouliot. Jeremy Silverman serves as music director. The cast includes Sadra Bostick as Annie and Brian Yarbrough as Frank, both of whom are joined on stage by their children, Sophie and Ryder. “This show has some of the best voices, in the leads and the ensemble, that EOT has ever had,” said Weir. “With all the sadness and division in the country, ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is the perfect show escape. It’s lled with great music, fun characters, beautiful costumes – plus love and romance. Spend two hours with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and throw all your troubles away for a little while.” “It’s always great to work on a classic show,” said Grenelle. “It reminds us of a time where you could enjoy catchy, hummable songs and it ends happily. A lot of modern shows don’t give you that ‘feel good’ feeling like you get with a classic musical.”CanAmGer Band to performCLEARWATER – The Suncoast Jazz Society will sponsor the CanAmGer Band on Sunday, March 18, 2:30 to 5 p.m., at Kapok Events Pavillion, 930 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 for society members and $20 for nonmembers. For information, call 727-215-2938.West Coast Players to stage ‘Polish Joke’CLEARWATER – West Coast Players will present “Polish Joke,” a comedy by David Ives, running March 9-25, at 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21. For information, visit This production will be directed by Rick Bronson. In this comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search to belong, Jasiu, a Polish-American, who has been taught not to value his own roots, decides to make his own. His adventures – alternately zany and heartbreaking – help him discover who he is and what it means to be a Pole. Morean Arts Center announces ‘Fresh Squeezed’ exhibitionST. PETERSBURG – Following a successful run of “Fresh Squeezed: Emerging Artists in Florida” in spring 2017, “Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida” will open Saturday, March 10, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The exhibition will continue through Sunday, April 27. The featured artists will include Catherine Gomez, Glenyse Thompson, Jack Fields, Katrina Sarah Miller, Lauren Mitchell and Matthew Cicanese. Each artist brings a “fresh” perspective to their artistic medium, breaking boundaries, creating dialogue and showcasing Florida with a twist. Guests can expect to see artwork in a wide range of mediums including photography, painting, puppetry and more. Although the artists are exhibiting their works together, each of the distinguished galleries in the Morean Arts Center will be dedicated to one artist to provide an intimate, solo show experience. The purpose of “Fresh Squeezed” is to encourage, support and celebrate emerging artists who y under the radar, who haven’t had their big break and whose work may not be typical gallery or museum fare. “’Fresh Squeezed’ is what the Morean is all about – providing emerging artists with their ‘big break.,’” said Amanda Cooper in a press release. Cooper is curator of exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center. “They’re able to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting and take that experience as they continue to grow as artists.” On Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lauren Mitchell and Glenyse Thompson will discuss their work, what it’s like to be in “Fresh Squeezed,” where they see their careers going and more at the Morean. “Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida” opens in conjunction with the PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibition that features works from emerging artists Christopher Velez, Nicholas Glenn and Sara David, all seniors in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. The Morean Arts Center is also featuring the youth and teen exhibition “Did You Ever See…? Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership,” on display in the Risser Gallery through April 15. For information, visit or call 727-822-7872, ext. 2210.HPDA to host annual luncheonSEMINOLE – The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists will host its 19th annual luncheon and fundraiser Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m., at Faith Community Church, 11501 Walker Ave., N., Seminole. Creativity abounds as members select themes and decorate tables with hand painted items and centerpieces to present to their guests. Baskets, art pieces and hand painted furniture are also raf ed off to support the club and its philanthropic efforts. Luncheon tickets are $20 and may be purchased by contacting Toni VanKirk at 727-392-2670. At this event, club members will be collecting food donations for a local food bank and the SPCA. HPDA has over 75 members and is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. In addition to hosting painting workshops in all mediums and encouraging art education in the community, the group has participated in various charitable projects including partnering with a Peace Corps volunteer to send art supplies and books to a school in Jamaica, donating painted items to local hospitals and contributing to local food pantries and the SPCA. For information, visit www.hpda .com.Largo Community Center to welcome Suncoast Barbershop ChorusLARGO – The Suncoast Barbershop Chorus will perform Sunday, March 25, 2 to 4 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $14, which includes the show and meal. Tickets for the show only cost $10. The Suncoast Barbershop Chorus will sing favorite springtime songs in true barbershop style. For information, call 727-518-3131.Georgette Jones to perform at Central Park Performing Arts CenterLARGO – Georgette Jones will take the stage Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit Georgette Jones – born to George Jones and Tammy Wynette, the only Country Music Hall of Fame husband-and-wife artists – is an actor, author, songwriter and a live performer. At the age of 3, Georgette began performing with both her parents. She went on to be a backup singer in her mom’s band and has opened for her father at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. Suntan Art Center to present annual 100 Artist ShowST. PETE BEACH – Local and national artists will be showcased at Suntan Art Center’s sixth annual 100 Artist Show, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Horan Park at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. This year, a new and exciting section of the show will feature booths by A&E newsbest-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.‘Beast of Burden’Genre: Drama, action and crime Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer Director: Jesper Ganslandt Rated: R Pilot Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) must deliver cocaine across the U.S.-Mexico border for his nal run as a smuggler to save his wife.‘Curvature’Genre: Thriller and science ction Cast: Linda Hamilton, Lyndsy Fonseca and Glenn Morshower Director: Diego Hallivis Not rated Helen Phillips is a young engineer struggling with the heartbreak of the recent suicide of her husband, Wells Phillips, a physics genius and co-founder of Curvature Research. He was on the cusp of his greatest professional triumph – a time machine prototype shrouded in secrecy – until his long-simmering depression became uncontrollable. Helen’s grieving is interrupted when she wakes up one morning, disheveled and panicked, her memory damaged. The phone rings and a voice, sounding uncannily like her own, warns that she’s in danger. Soon Helen is on the run from unknown pursuers while she follows a trail of clues she seems to have left for herself to find. She quickly realizes that she has actually traveled 36 hours back in time – but why? Is it to uncover the truth about her husband’s death? Or is it to stop the past version of herself from committing a violent and irreversible crime? A mind-bending time travel drama in the vein of “Timecrimes” and “Looper,” “Curvature” examines the dif culty of letting go, while asking how much you would risk to do what you believed was right.‘Half Magic’Genre: Comedy Cast: Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey, Stephanie Beatriz, Jason Lewis, Thomas Lennon and Chris D’Elia Director: Heather Graham Rated: R Three women use their newly formed sisterhood to ght against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate ful llment.‘Every Day’Genre: Drama and romance Cast: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, Owen Teague, Lucas Jade Zumann and Colin Ford Director: Michael Sucsy Rated: PG-13 From the director of “The Vow” and based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, “Every Day” tells the story of Rhiannon, a 16-year-old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to nd each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make. 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. Photo courtesy of SCREEN MEDIA FILMSLyndsy Fonseca stars in “Curvature.” OPENING, from page 1B See A&E NEWS, page 3B CrosswordHoroscopesPlace a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.SudokuSudoku answers from last week Crossword answers from last week February 22, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19Aries, you may need to muscle your way through some projects, especially if your energy levels wane. Put your nose to the grindstone and work your way through things.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Taurus, you are not one for letting obstacles get in your way. In fact, you nd a way to go over or under any roadblocks. This makes you an asset to any team.GeminiMay 21 – June 21Gemini, if you have been forgetful about keeping tabs on your nances, you may be in for a surprise. Make an effort to more closely monitor your nancial situation.CancerJune 22 – July 22Don’t be so quick to write off someone you thought was out of your life, Cancer. This person may play an integral role in your life this week. LeoJuly 23 – August 22You might need to channel some newfound excitement, Leo. Perhaps there is a special project brewing or a party on the horizon. Keep up the good cheer.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, everyone makes mistakes, and those who move forward learn from their past errors. If you stumble, dust yourself off and get back into the game this week.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Don’t consistently doubt yourself, Libra. Be confident that you can make decisions that will ensure your family’s success and happiness for years to come.ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Juggling too many items at once often ends with one of the balls dropping, Scorpio. Call on your support network to lend a helping hand when the juggling act gets too dif cult. SagittariusNovember 22 – December 21Friends may ock to you and your jovial attitude this week, Sagittarius. Beat the winter blues by hosting a party, and it can be a win for all involved.CapricornDecember 22 – January 20Loosen up the reins on something you have been holding onto tightly. This may mean giving a child a little more freedom to explore or involving others in a work assignment.AquariusJanuary 21 – February 18Aquarius, it’s time to put some new ideas in motion. Channel your energy into projects that will showcase your talents and vision for the future.PiscesFebruary 19 – March 20Pisces, creative endeavors may need to be shelved for a little while as you focus on practical tasks. It won’t be long before you can return to them. Across 1. Shaded inner regions 7. Overlapping part of a garment 13. Type of smartphone 14. Fall apart 16. Football’s big game (abbr.) 17. Crocodilian reptile 19. Of I 20. Swamp plant 22. Sun can help you get one 23. Hops, __ and jumps 25. Cuckoos 26. Small cavities in rocks 28. American traitor 29. Tooth caregiver 30. Popular sh 31. Ottoman military leader 33. Anger 34. Fish of the mackerel family 36. Some people can’t eat it 38. Amer. Revolutionary War battle 40. Misleading ads 41. Atomic number 76 43. A type of castle security 44. Sunscreen rating 45. Very fast airplane 47. Vigor 48. 007’s creator 51. __ and that 53. Indicating silence 55. Brown and gray rail 56. Nocturnal insects 58. Make an incision 59. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, February 22, 2018Let’s just pretend that this movie isn’t extraordinary for all the obvious reasons. Let’s forget about how it has been shattering box of ce records. Let’s put aside the fact that it unequivocally stands as a cultural event. And let’s also try to ignore any negativity being generated by a handful of small-minded trolls who, given their social media soapboxes and cyberspace bullhorns, nd it necessary to vociferously broadcast their intolerance and ignorance. How does “Black Panther” hold up as a superhero action flick? Brilliantly, in fact. The film enters the genre as the 18th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fitting snugly in between last year’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War,” due in theaters May 4. It’s not a surprise that with such a sprawling canon, lms from Marvel Studios have employed certain formulaic elements that often makes them feel similar. Even in story-crafting, there’s nothing wrong with repeating best practices, particularly when the tales being told t into one shared universe. Lately, Marvel Studios has begun pushing the boundaries of its established moviemaking blueprints. This has become more pronounced with the Phase 3 lms, including the subtly subversive aspects of “Captain America: Civil War” and the mind-bending action sequences of “Doctor Strange.” To further illustrate how Marvel is spicing up its recipe, just look at the difference in tone between “Thor: The Dark World” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” That brings us to “Black Panther,” ostensibly a superhero origin lm lling in the background information for the titular character who made his MCU debut in “Captain America: Civil War.” But it’s much more than an origin story. “Black Panther” is the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who inherits the throne of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation powered by the super metal vibranium. His ascension is almost immediately followed by the appearance of a powerful old enemy. T’Challa must act decisively, both as ruler of Wakanda and as Black Panther, to safeguard his people and their way of life. That may sound like the standard superhero versus super-villain treatment, but for “Black Panther,” that bit is just the window dressing. Running counterpoint to T’Challa’s tale is the sequence of events leading to the rise of Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Although the genesis of his rage doesn’t excuse his violent actions, it helps the audience understand his bitterness and antagonism. Smooth pacing allows for electrifying action sequences set against the lush African landscape, a slick museum heist facilitated by Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and an exhilarating car chase through South Korea – and that’s just for openers. Director Ryan Coogler and cinematographer Rachel Morrison weave into the tapestry gorgeous scenery, striking mythic elements and the high-tech cityscape of Wakanda. The lm is brimming with compelling, fully-rounded characters, such as Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), a spy working to end human traf cking (as well as a romantic interest for T’Challa); Okoye (Danai Gurira), the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces of Wakanda; Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Wakanda’s regal Queen Ramonda; and Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s snarky scientist sister. Forest Whitaker gives a solid performance in the supporting role of Zuri, an elder statesman and spiritual leader in Wakanda. Also appearing in “Black Panther” is Martin Freeman, reprising his role as Everett K. Ross, a CIA agent who appeared in “Captain America: Civil War.” While Freeman’s portrayal of the character is first-rate, the inclusion of Ross seems contrived. It makes one wonder if his insertion into the storyline was Coogler’s call or if it might have been a mandate from studio executives keen to add a familiar face simply for continuity’s sake. That small misstep, a few CGI bungles and the two not-so-exciting in-credit scenes are the lm’s only shortcomings. It would be easy to quote two or three lines of dialog so profound and poignant that they more than make up for any trivial gaffe or miscalculation in this magni cent lm. For instance – well, you’ll have to see the lm and nd out for yourself … because – spoilers. With “Black Panther,” Coogler brings to the screen a comic book story that is Shakespearean in scope. Debuting in “Fantastic Four,” Issue 52 (July 1966), the character was the rst superhero of African descent in mainstream American comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character starred in his own feature beginning with “Jungle Action,” Issue 5, in 1973. Writer Don McGregor picked up Black Panther’s story, pioneering the self-contained, multi-issue story arc in “Panther’s Rage,” running 13 issues and exploring mature themes and adult relationships – topics that were uncommon in comic books of that era. Holding true to this tradition, Coogler transcends the superhero genre with “Black Panther.” The film tackles complex sociopolitical issues. It explores the consequences of colonialism, addresses slavery and human trafficking and examines the pros and cons of isolationism. It deals with race, identity politics and nationalism. It acknowledges that the transgressions of the past can foul the future – and it still sees hope and the capacity for global harmony. 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. 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Leader, February 22, 2018 022218-1 NEWER CONSTRUCTION, Elevated for no ood insurance! FEMA compliant! This 4 bed/3 bath 3,850+sq. ft. home is a beautifully maintained 10-year-old property waiting for you to call home. A 22' grandiose foyer offers an elevator to your right to help with those heavy loads or physically challenged residents/guests ... or to the left, is your private mother-in-law suite/guest bedroom/of ce with en-suite bath allowing maximum privacy for either use. The large family living room continues the freshly polished travertine marble ooring. The beautiful cherry wood gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry and Frigidaire Pro le line of SS appliances. Text 582324 to 35620 for property details. 106 Leeward Island, Clearwater Beach $1,299,000Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 A rare opportunity to own this masterfully designed architectural custom-built home featuring 90 feet on the Gulf of Mexico, a private observation dock with cabana, panoramic wide-open water views, park-like grounds, wrap around screen enclosed porch and total privacy. Home features hand scraped hickory hardwood oors, ceiling fans, light xtures, luxurious nishes, fabulous newly redesigned kitchen, raised panel stacked choco glaze cabinets, granite top, marble back splash, stainless appliances, crown molding, GE monogram 6-burner gas range, pot ller & snack bar. Amazing Gulf & Fred Howard Park views from each vantage point. Text 578242 to 35620 for property details. 511 Seaview Drive, Tarpon Springs $1,099,000Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 24 N. Pine Circle, Belleair $2,850,000This majestic waterfront home with copious custom amenities boasts stunning panoramic vistas of Clearwater Harbor. Boating enthusiasts will value the two dock lifts. The open living plan features both a large living area off the spacious foyer and a family area with waterfront terrace, two-way gas replace, media cabinets and wet bar. The study has a built-in desk and custom cabinetry with a wood coffered ceiling. The island kitchen offers Harden House cabinets, granite counters and gourmet stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom retreat boasts another gas replace and private waterfront terrace in addition to a lavish bath. Text 554204 to 35620 for property details. Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM #1 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE IN FLORIDA*Debra J. McMillen, Managing Broker Belleair 727.581.9411 Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 | Dunedin 727.432.9019 | Island Estates 727.447.0040 CB Home Protection Plan 866.797.4788*Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is ranked number one in closed residential buyer and/or seller transaction sides in Mi ami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Pensacola/Panhandle, and number one in residential sales volume (calculated by multiplying nu mber of buyer and/or seller transaction sides by the sales price) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, according to da ta submitted to REAL Trends by NRT LLC, 2017. One unit equals one side of a transaction (buyer or seller). Real estate agents af liated wit h Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may inclu de approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of th e Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17


Leader, February 22, 2018 022218-2 215 Harrison Avenue, Belleair Beach $2,595,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629Poised within the enviable and geographically preferred northern end of Belleair Beach, this absolutely striking custom built home projects natural light through walls of windows while embracing stunning Intracoastal Waterway views, a family friendly oor plan with an idyllic 5,000+square foot lay-out and aesthetic appointments throughout. From a two-story great room with coral stone replace, an integrated kitchen featuring Omega cabinetry, soapstone counters, Grohe faucets, Blanco sil-granite sinks and Liebherr appliances, the re nements are well de ned. American walnut ooring, exquisite crown moldings, bespoke paint treatments truly lend a sense of warmth. Text 584175 to 35620 for property details.1015 Eldorado Avenue, Clearwater $1,695,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629$100,000 RENOVATION INCENTIVE AT CLOSING! For those in the know... the far north end of Clearwater Beach offers the Olde Florida aesthetic we all moved here for... lush, unspoiled foliage and landscaping, private gated and deeded beach accesses, and a short stroll to the many amusements the Renaissance district offers with its restaurants, pubs and charming Island shops. The distinguished and landmarked Carlouel subdivision presents this newer construction home that allows for vast rooms with volume ceilings, two complimentary master suites the one offering direct Gulf and shoreline views, the other possessing garden exposures, an open kitchen, and elevator access. Text 583535 to 35620 for property details.107 Windward Island, Clearwater Beach $1,595,000Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629Within the much regarded island enclave that is Island Estates, a self-contained community offering its own (future) grocery store, gas station, banks, hairdressers, pubs, restaurants, convenience stores and of course, the world famous Clearwater Marine Aquarium, lies the most perfectly situated open Harbor home on a larger lot possessing a deep boating water geography that remains enviable even by the most discerning of standards. Upon entry a gracious great room with multiple sliders greets you with awe-striking Clearwater Harbor panoramas that reach from Old Clearwater Bay to the Dunedin coastline and beyond. Text 583528 to 35620 for property details. COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM #1 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE IN FLORIDA*Debra J. McMillen, Managing Broker Belleair 727.581.9411 Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 | Dunedin 727.432.9019 | Island Estates 727.447.0040 CB Home Protection Plan 866.797.4788*Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is ranked number one in closed residential buyer and/or seller transaction sides in Mi ami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Pensacola/Panhandle, and number one in residential sales volume (calculated by multiplying nu mber of buyer and/or seller transaction sides by the sales price) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, according to da ta submitted to REAL Trends by NRT LLC, 2017. One unit equals one side of a transaction (buyer or seller). Real estate agents af liated wit h Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may inclu de approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of th e Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17