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ENTERTAINMENT March 15, 2018 Features Bridal Guide . . . . . . . . . .11A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .5-9B Community . . . . . . . . . .14A County . . . . . . . . . . . .10A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-4B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .15A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .6-7A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .12A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .13ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Mayor Woody Brown said one of the most frequent requests he's heard from residents during the past 10 years is to do something about cars speeding on their roads. After reviewing the results from a citywide speed study March 13, commissioners heeded those concerns and gave the green light to reducing the residential speed limit from 30 to 25 mph. Since 30 mph roadways don't need signage, the move would require the city to install 1,058 new speed limit signs on 529 roadways at a cost of about $50,000, city engineers told the City Commission during a work session at City Hall. "I don't think that this will solve all the problems, but I think it's a step in the right direction, and it shows some real responsiveness from this commission toward trying to improve things," Brown said. "Personally, I don't see a downside other than the cost, and I think we could probably creatively reduce that cost a little bit, too." To do that, he recommended looking into the feasibility of placing signs at just the entrances of some neighborhoods that state all roads in the area have a 25-mph limit.Studying speedIn order to reduce the limit, state statutes required the city to rst conduct a speed study of at least three roadways to determine if the measure was reasonable. A combination of a study by the Cardno engineering rm on Ninth Street Northwest, 19th Place Southwest and Britton Street, and 76 previous studies conducted by the Largo Police Department over the past three years showed the city was within its rights to make the move. City engineers said they didn't think the reduction would cut down on residential New speed limit gets green light Citing safety concerns, of cials move forward with reducing residential limit to 25 mph By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersRegistered voters from 12 Pinellas County municipalities participated in the March 13 elections. Municipalities participating included Belleair, Belleair Beach, Clearwater, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor, South Pasadena and Treasure Island. As of Feb. 12, the voter registration deadline, 151,085 were eligible to vote in the March 13 election. Voter turnout was 20.48 percent; however not all mail ballots were included or provisional ballots. The majority of the 30,943 ballots counted as of 7:45 p.m. were mail ballots. As of March 12, 24,483 of 59,920, or 40.86 percent, of mail ballots sent out had been returned. Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections posted unofficial results Tuesday night, including the following. These results include partial mail ballots and do not include provisional ballots.BelleairIn the race for mayor, incumbent Gary H. Katica was challenged by Spencer Connerat. Katica took the majority of votes, nearly 83 percent of the 1,003 votes cast. Connerat received 174 votes.Belleair BeachVoters were asked to pick up to four from a eld of six that included incumbents Rob Baldwin and Julie "Jewels" Chandler, who were challenged by Marv Behm, Glenn Gunn, Nicolas Pavouris and Jody Shirley. It was a tight race with the challengers prevailing. Pavouris brought in 19 percent of the 1,562 votes cast. Gunn received 16.84 percent, Shirley, 16.84 percent and Behm received 16.58 percent. Baldwin garnered 15.69 percent and Chandler brought in 14.85 percent.ClearwaterVoters were asked to select their favorites for Seat 4 and Seat 5 councilmembers. For Seat 4, the choice was between David Allbritton and Tom Keller. Allbritton took in the majority of the 11,918 votes cast with 67 percent and 33 percent for Keller. In the race for Seat 5, John Funk challenged incumbent Hoyt Hamilton. The incumbent kept his seat with 78.56 percent of the 12,107 votes cast to Funk with 21.44 percent.Indian Rocks BeachIndian Rocks Beach voters had the most decisions to make on their ballot. Voters from all over the county pick their leadersKennedy elected mayor of IRB; incumbents hold on in Belleair, Pinellas ParkBarley Mow Tavern in downtown Largo to close April 1, will be consolidated into two other updated properties LAST CALLPhotos courtesy of BARLEY MOW BREWING CO.The Barley Mow Tavern, which has been open in downtown Largo since 2011, will close its doors April 1. On April 2, The Raven Brewery & Eatery on East Bay Drive will become The Barley Mow Brewpub. Sea Drift Ales & Lagers, which debuted its tasting room March 1 on Commerce Drive, will feature some of the activities and events that were held at the tavern. By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO When customers stroll down West Bay Drive on April 1, walk up to the Barley Mow Tavern and nd a "Closed" sign on the door, it won't be an April Fools prank. Construction on West Bay Lofts, a mixed-use development on the 500 and 600 blocks of West Bay Drive, is expected to begin this summer, but ever since plans for the project were proposed in 2015, one question has loomed over downtown Largo: What will happen to the tavern? Jay and Colleen Dingman, owners of Barley Mow Brewing Co., put an end to the speculation recently when they announced the tavern would be closing April 1 and they would be consolidating Barley Mow into their other two properties, The Raven Brewery and Eatery on East Bay Drive and Sea Drift Ales and Lagers on Commerce Drive. On April 2, The Raven will then become the Barley Mow Brewpub. "(Closing the tavern) will be a little bit bittersweet," Jay Dingman said. "It's been a great property for us, but we outgrew it probably 3 years ago, so it's been tricky to work out there for as long as we have. For us, I think the closing of that chapter is what's going to be more bittersweet. We've had a lot of really good times in there. We've done a lot of growing up in there." Because the lease with the city stated the land would be slated for redevelopment, he said moving the tavern, which opened in November 2011, was always going to be part of the plan. "It's certainly sad," said Mayor Woody Brown, who even has a Barley Mow American brown ale named after him: the Downtown Woody Brown. "It's always been the plan ever since the brewery went in there that it was going to be a temporary thing, but it's still sad to see them move." City of Largo Economic Development Manager Teresa THE BUSINESS OF BEER MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS LARGO CITY COMMISSION See SPEED LIMIT, page 4A See ELECTIONS, page 4A See BARLEY MOW, page 4A Young rock star to hit stage in LargoAs part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, 16-year-old Jake Castro will perform Monday, March 26, at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. Joining him are three lifelong professionals, who have toured the world with some of the biggest names, performing the ever-popular oldies rock n' roll of the '50s, '60s, '70s, Latin rock, blues, country and original music. The series is an annual fundraiser for the Largo Lions Club. … Page 4B. POLICE Sheriff: Investigator endangered kidsPinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri recommended a stiff prison sentence for Steven Michael Urban, 29, of Largo, a former child protection investigator, who detectives said falsi ed records. Urban, a six-year investigator at the Sheriff's Child Protection Investigation Division, resigned from his job Jan. 18 soon after another investigator discovered discrepancies in a report he led on an investigation of a similar allegation involving the same child in November 2017. … Page 6A.Man charged in fatal Largo crashFlorida Highway Patrol charged a 34-year-old Largo man with DUI manslaughter in connection with a March 9 crash on Ulmerton Road where another man died at the scene. Troopers say Nicholas C. Graham was driving west on Ulmerton Road at a high rate of speed and collided with the rear of a car driven by Wendell Lamra Mcmillan, 56, of Largo, who died at the scene. … Page 6A. COMMUNITY Attorney questions ring in MadeiraAn employment attorney is asking that Madeira Beach officials reinstate former Parks and Recreation Director Doug Andrews, saying he was discriminated against because he is male. Andrews was wrongfully red on Aug. 30, wrote St. Petersburg attorney Patrice Puccci, in a letter to Mayor Maggi Black. … Page 14A. VIEWPOINTS Tom GermondWhat a kid does in his bedroom, stays in the bedroom. … Page 13A.The rock legend will conjure up dark and horror-themed theatrics and classic hits when he takes the stage March 23 … Page 4B. Alice Cooper sets sights on Ruth Eckerd Hall It’s time to Shamrockn’ Run Annual 5K race kicks off at Ulmer Park in Largo on March 16 … Page 4A.Volume 39, No. 24 SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 Exp. 4/15/18 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25 Exp. 4/15/18 25% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 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Largo 3A Leader, March 15, 2018 Photo SUBMITTEDThe Children’s Center at Sabal Palms, a long-term care and rehabilitation facility for medically fragile children, was treated to its own day of shing March 3 with the Make A Difference Fishing Tournament at the pond adjacent to the center. More than 20 children and young adults ranging in age from 2 to 25 participated in the funlled day, which featured a cookout and gave each participant a chance to use a rod. Make A Difference Fishing is a nonpro t organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities through shing tournaments and other programs that facilitate involvement in marine education and recreation.Children’s Center goes shing City BriefsSummer Job Fair slated for April 7LARGO The city of Largo's Summer Job Fair will be held Wednesday, April 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. The city is hiring lifeguards, camp counselors and more, so come ready to interview and bring copies of your resume. For job openings and descriptions, visit Library Foundation seeking 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.Largo Fire seeks volunteers to install smoke detectorsLARGO Largo Fire Rescue is seeking up to 25 volunteers to assist the Red Cross in a campaign to provide smoke detectors to an underserved Largo neighborhood community April 28. The goal is to reach 500 homes during the event that is tentatively scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in assisting, please email Summer Mahr at LARGO Piper Fire Protection will host its fourth annual Footgolf Tournament on Friday, April 6, at Largo Municipal Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. The event, which substitutes soccer for golf balls, will benefit the Children's Burn Foundation of Florida. The event produced $5,400 in donations last year, according to Piper Fire Protection President Chris Johnson. "The purpose in forming our Piper Gives Back' Committee was to help create opportunities to involve our employees in volunteer work and directly give back to the community that has helped our company thrive over the years," Johnson said in a press release. "This dedicated team of employees is focused on ways to bene t local nonpro ts, whether nancially or by physical labor. Organizing the Footgolf Tournament to support the children attending the CBFF Camp Tequesta isn't just to benefit the organization and the children but also to bring awareness to Piper Fire's overall goal as a company that the re protection industry's main objective is to save lives." Check-in begins at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. Cost, including play and awards dinner, is $30 for a single golfer, $20 for children and $25 each for groups of four or more. The event also will feature live entertainment, beverages with a Piper Fire souvenir cup, awards for top teams, prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin, a 50/50 raffle and a footgolf costume contest dress in your nest argyle socks and cap (no cleats allowed). Please bring your own soccer ball if possible. Last day to register is Friday, March 23, online at www.piper re. com/footgolf. 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Brydon agreed that the tavern's presence will be missed in that part of town. "I really do appreciate what Jay and all of his family have done to create all of that buzz with Barley Mow in downtown," she said. "It really did help." But she and Brown are hopeful that the Dingmans might one day return to the West Bay Drive area. "I wouldn't negate the potential of him recreating something in downtown, because I think that Jay also really likes it downtown," she said. In fact, Dingman said longtime friend and customer Gary Tave, the developer behind West Bay Lofts, was interested in building a space for Barley Mow within the project. "It's hard to look into the future and see what's going to pan out," Dingman said. "But our initial thought was that it was going to take at least 18 months to build the project once we're out. So, it put us in a position that we needed to go somewhere. Even if we were going to go back in, we would need to go someplace for the time it would take to build the property." He added that moving the tavern is dif cult because it requires not only relocating the physical inventory, but also transferring licenses, which can be time-consuming. "It was a pretty simple decision for us," he said.Tough decisions and new venturesThe past year, however, has not been simple for the Dingmans. In addition to opening their rst restaurant, The Raven, they also launched an entire new brand, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers, and made the dif cult decision to cease distribution of Barley Mow beers. The latter was the result of a poor relationship with a distributor, Dingman said, noting that Florida statutes for beverage laws favor distributors. He asked for changes or to be released from the contract, but the distributor didn't comply, so he was left with few options. He said beverage laws also say that if a brewery pulls all of its brands from the state for distribution then the agreements would be terminated. "It's largely considered the nuclear option within beer," he said. "No one has really done it in Florida before, but we looked at it and said we can either do this and start over and have a ghting chance or we can ride the Barley Mow brands down until we're done. So, we decided to go ahead and go for it." The loss of cash ow made 2017 even more dif cult, but Dingman said he is looking at the changes in 2018 as an opportunity. "We look at this as a chance to regroup and get things stronger again," he said. "This last year has been a pretty rough year for us. Between the rebrand and it being the rst year of the restaurant, it was rough. We're still feeling the repercussions of it."New beginningsOne of those changes will occur April 2 when The Raven becomes the Barley Mow Brewpub, which Dingman said will combine the best aspects of both properties. The transition will include adding additional late-night hours, repainting the building and moving the brewing equipment and liquor license to the restaurant, which will allow it to sell six packs of Barley Mow beer to go. Another big change includes a recently completed tasting room at Sea Drift, which is set in the brewery's 20,000-square-foot production facility at 521 Commerce Drive. It will feature beer and wine by the glass, beer to-go in cans, kegs or growlers. A soft opening was held March 1, but Dingman hopes to hold grand opening or ribbon-cutting in May. Since the property can accommodate up to 300 people, Dingman said he plans to utilize it as event space for a variety of events, including birthday parties, wedding celebrations and business functions. "It's a more traditional tasting room. It's not really a bar," he said. "We're kind of looking at what 3 Daughters have done with their space down in St. Pete. It just helps drive business into here and create awareness. There's really not anything like it in central Pinellas." Dingman said all of the changes will allow to open the door to developing new projects, including more barrel-aged beers and a small sour program.Last call As time winds down on the tavern, Dingman said he is going to try to give people plenty of reasons to come back one nal time, including a St. Patrick's Day party, plenty of live music, specials and shows, which will all be leading up to a going-away party March 31. The final party may also include a charity raf e or auction, because he said several people want mementos, such as a paver out of the patio. "We're taking a lot of the xtures with us, but people want like a piece of the building," he said. "I've had people say that they want one of the engravings off the inside wall. I said, You know you'd have to take like four cinder blocks to get that, right?'"4A Largo Leader, March 15, 2018 Around LargoShamrocknÂ’ Run speeds into Ulmer ParkLARGO The annual Shamrockn' Run will be held Friday, March 16, 7 to 10 p.m., beginning at Ulmer Park, 301 W. Bay Drive. The event will feature a post-race meal, refreshments, drinks and live entertainment, and T-shirts are available for the rst 400 registered participants. Clover Kids will receive a T-shirt, ribbon and kids meal. Parking is available at Pinellas County School Board, 301 Fourth St. SW. Race-day registration opens at 5 p.m. The cost of the 5K is $25 on the day of the event. The 1.5-mile walk is $15 preregistered and $20 the day of the event, and the Clover Kids Fun Run is $10. For more information, contact Carrie Balinski at 727-593-6166 or email St. Paul UMC to present cantata March 25LARGO "Hallelujah! What a Savior!", a cantata, will be presented Sunday, March 25, 3 to 4 p.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. This free concert will be presented by the church's choir and musicians and will bring the Passion story to life through music and narrative. For information, call 727-584-8165 or visit 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.Genealogy Society series to feature authorLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society's free lecture series continues Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with author Diahan Southard. She will give two presentations: "Finding Missing Persons With DNA" (with the right techniques and a careful search, your DNA results might tell you more than you think) and "A Day Out With Your DNA" (options to help you decide where to take your DNA results, and how to make the most of them). Southard is the author of several quick guides on genetic genealogy, a regular contributor to Genealogy Gems, a featured writer for Family Tree Magazine, and a regular contributor to Genealogy Today.Central Park to host live music March 16LARGO Largo Central Park will feature live music, local food vendors, beer and wine on the third Friday of each month through April. Each month will feature a different, local headliner from 7 to 10 p.m. Come Back Alice will take the stage March 16 and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Nuthin' Fancy will close out the series April 20. This event is free to attend. For more information, visit LargoEvents. com.Catch a movie at Central ParkLARGO Bring a blanket or chair to Largo Central Park to enjoy a free movie on the lawn Fridays, March 23 and 30, 6:30 to 10 p.m. A family-friendly movie will be offered and concessions will be available for purchase. Visit for weather updates. The park has four large speakers, but attendees also can bring a portable radio or headset and tune to 107.9 FM to bring the sound directly to their blanket or chair. For more information, visit Park to host Walk MS eventLARGO Largo Central Park will host Walk MS on Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to noon. The free event aims to spread awareness of multiple sclerosis and will feature entertainment and family fun For more information, visit Nature ParkMcGough Nature Park is at 11901 146th St. N. and includes the Narrows Environmental Education Center. Visit or call 727-518-3047.Center to host Look Alive Bird ShowLARGO The Look Alive Bird Show will be presented Sunday, March 18, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center. Attendees will get a glimpse at the world of Florida's fabulous ighted hunters. The show details the amazing adaptations that raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. The show includes owls, hawks, falcons and Sarge, the center's own bald eagle and the star of the show. Cost is $3 a person. Center to offer Adventure Holiday CampLARGO Einstein's Brainiac Adventure Holiday Camp will run Monday through Friday, March 26-30, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center. Cost is $99 with a recreation card and $124 without the card. Attendees will spend the week exploring scienti c discoveries. The program will cover how Galileo made the rst telescope, how Einstein proved the existence of atoms and how Jane Goodall changed the way we look at animals and humans. Feed the Critters Food Truck Rally returnsLARGO The second Feed the Critters Food Truck Rally will be held Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at George C. McGough Nature Park. The free day of food and feathered and furry fundraising will include several food trucks, including The Pasta Bowl, Bay Street Burgers and Skoops Italian Ice. Patrons also can walk the trails and meet the birds of prey who will all be on-glove with a handler. A raptor show will be held at 1 p.m. and a variety of raf e prizes including, a birthday party rental, will be offered. All raf e proceeds will go the care of the animals. For more information, visit or call 727-518-3047.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Run alongside your 4-legged friendLARGO The Family Fun Run Series will continue with the Hair of the Dog Fun Run & Dog Swim on Sunday, March 18, 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. Dress up, get silly and have a blast running along the grounds of the complex with your furry companion. Stay afterwards for a pancake breakfast, which is included in the fee. Preregistration is recommended to reserve a spot. The cost is $7 per dog. Humans are free. For more information, visit or call 727-5183016.Celebrate spring at Highland and SouthwestLARGO Celebrate spring at Highland and Southwest recreation complexes with their Breakfast and Brunch with the Bunny events. The events will include breakfast or lunch with Peter Cottontail, crafts and games with a spring theme. The cost is $6 for adults and $2 for children. Highland Rec will host its brunch program Thursday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. Southwest Rec will host the breakfast event Saturday, March 24, at 9 a.m.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 See LARGO, page 5A SPEED LIMIT, from page 1A BARLEY MOW, from page 1A accident rates, however, because, according to the LPD, 72 crashes with pedestrians occurred last year, but none of them were on residential roadways. "This thing looks like a solution in search of a problem," said Commissioner Curtis Holmes, who preferred tackling problem roadways one at a time as opposed to a citywide ordinance. "I mean there's no safety aspect here. Obviously even the police department's kind of lukewarm on the thing, so why spend $50,000 when there's really not a problem." Brown acknowledged the reduction might not work and he preferred engineering solutions, such as narrowing roads or traf ccalming measures, but he also said those are long-term solutions and they won't make residents feel safer now. "I don't know whether the problem would go away if we changed it to 25," he said. "I kind of doubt that it would, but I think that ignoring the problem is not a good solution." He said he examined the speed studies in-depth and, while most people hovered around the 30mph limit, some cars were going as much as 60 mph. "Frankly, I wouldn't let my kids walk down that road," he said. "So, what I'd like to do is to have the people who live in neighborhoods in our town be comfortable to allow their kids to walk down the sidewalk. And if that requires us to reduce the speed limit, that's great. If it requires us to do engineering to improve the roadways so people don't feel like speeding down, I'd be willing to do that too." Commissioners Michael Smith and Jamie Robinson agreed that the move at least showed citizens that the commission cares. "I just think if we don't do something and we just turn around and put it back to the citizens, all we are going to hear is here is our government not doing something and protecting our children and protecting our walkers," Smith said. "And that's the perception I do not want."Other considerationsBrown noted that adding the 25 mph signs might also benefit the enforcement efforts of police of cers. "Police of cers have told me that they feel like they are not going to write a ticket, that they don't have much enforcement power because there's no signage on the street," he said. Since Dunedin and Safety Harbor also have a 25 mph speed limit, Brown asked city staff to inquire about any downsides or unintended consequences of lowering the limit. Engineers noted that one of those downsides might be confusion because the city has no control over county roads, such as Donegan Road or Eighth Avenue Southwest, and some neighborhoods contain roadways that jump jurisdictions. A consensus of commissioners felt the move was still worthwhile, so city staff will return with a proposed citywide ordinance reducing the limit. "It's at least showing that we are trying to make an effort to slow the traf c down," Robinson said. Chris George is editor of the Largo Leader. He can be reached at 727397-5563, ext. 316, or by email at They were asked to pick between Donald House Jr. and incumbent Commissioner Joanne "Cookie" Kennedy for the job of mayor, replacing longtime Mayor R.B. Johnson, who chose not to run. Kennedy picked up the majority of the 1,202 votes with 71 percent. House received 345 votes. Voters also were asked to choose two from a field of three, including Jude Bond, incumbent Edward Hoofnagle and Nick Palomba for seats on the Commission. Palomba received nearly 42 percent of the 1,917 votes cast with Hoofnagle coming in second with nearly 38 percent and Bond received 20.5 percent. Voters said yes by more than 70 percent to two referendum questions pertaining to the sewer fund.Madeira BeachCommission seats for District 1 and 2 were up for grabs. Incumbent Terry Lister faced challenger Deby Weinstein for his District 1 seat. This race was too close to call with only two votes separating the two. Of the 1,192 votes cast, Weinstein received 597 votes and Lister garnered 595. A recount will be held Friday, March 16, according to the Madeira Beach City Clerk's Of ce. Incumbent Nancy L. Hodges defended against Eric Breslin in District 2 and came out on top with 54.56 percent of the 1,184 votes cast. Breslin received 45.44 percent.Pinellas ParkMayor Sandra Lee Bradbury took on challenger Donna Saxer and easily kept her job with 56 percent of the 5,416 votes cast. Saxer received 44 percent.Redington BeachVoters were asked to choose two of three names on the ballot for a seat on the Commission. Incumbents David Joseph Will and Tom Dorgan faced challenger Laura Barnett. The incumbents prevailed with only one vote difference. Will received 250 votes and Dorgan picked up 249. Barnett came in third with 100 votes.Safety HarborThree seats on the Safety Harbor Commission were on the ballot. Nancy J. Besore and Scott Long vied for Seat 1 with Besore taking in 51 percent of the 3,352 votes cast to Long with 49 percent. Spence Bell took on incumbent Cliff Merz for Seat 2. The incumbent prevailed with Merz receiving 73 percent of the 3,192 votes cast to Bell with 27 percent. Incumbent Andy Zodrow faced Damon Lister for Seat 3. The incumbent in this race also came out on top with Zodrow bringing in 55 percent of 3,260 votes cast to Lister with 45 percent.Treasure IslandVoters were asked to pick a new mayor to replace Robert Minning, who has held that position since 2009. The choices were incumbent Commissioner Larry Lunn, who represents District 2, and Melinda "Mel" Lenehan. Lunn will be the city's new mayor with nearly 55 percent of the 2,060 votes cast. Lenehan received 933 votes, or 45 percent. In addition, voters were asked to pick a replacement for the District 2 seat between Jim Buchyn and Tyler Payne. Payne came out on top with nearly 58 percent of the 490 votes cast and Buchyn picked up 42 percent. Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Ken Keys faced challenger Heidi Horak. District 4 will have a new representative with Horak bringing in 70 percent of the 508 votes cast. Key received 30 percent. Visit to find results from Gulfport, Kenneth City and South Pasadena. ELECTIONS, from page 1A Photos by TOM GERMONDKids enjoy a rocket ship car ride March 10 during the annual Playing! Unplugged and Touch-a-Truck at Largo Central Park. The event featured a variety of hands-on activities and play stations throughout the park for kids of all ages. Below, jousting with the use of padded combat weapons provided by the Vargar Company was a popular activity.Imaginations run wild at Central ParkPhoto courtesy of BARLEY MOW BREWING CO.Jay and Colleen Dingman, owners of Barley Mow Brewing Co., The Raven Brewery & Eatery, and Sea Drift Ales & Lagers.


Largo 5A Leader, March 15, 2018Try out classes for free at Southwest pool LARGO For those interested in water exercises, such as Aqua Fit n Trim, Deep Water Aqua Fit, and Aqua Zumba, Southwest Pool will host an informational event Tuesday, March 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants can try 30 minutes of each class for free. For more information, call 727-518-3126 or visit set for Underwater Egg HuntLARGO Southwest Pool will host its annual Underwater Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30, noon to 2 p.m. Children that cannot swim must use life jackets and parents need to remain on the pool deck. Limited spots for each age group will be available. The cost is $5 for a wristband. For more information, call 727-518-3126 or visit Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-518-3131.Center to host free garage saleLARGO The Largo Senior Advisory Board will host hosting a spring garage sale at the Largo Community Center on Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 30 vendors will be offering a variety of goods and gently used items for sale in the sprawling air-conditioned ballroom. Tables are on sale for $10 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. No early birds, please. Concessions will be available for purchase.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 727-895-9073. Sunday Social Dance: Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to t every taste. Cost is $10.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 Free movies: First Wednesdays at 1 p.m., and third Fridays at 7 p.m. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and are shown with closed captioning when available. Light concessions will be available. Check the Largo Lantern or call 727-518-3131 for a listing of movies. Group meetingsLargo Woman’s ClubLARGO The Largo Woman's Club meets the rst Tuesday of each month at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with signin at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $8, which includes lunch and a special guest speaker. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 3, and the speaker will be James R. Hayslett, D.D.S. 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 321-2881239.American Legion Post 119LARGO American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, will host several events that are open to the public. Lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $7.25 for shrimp or a four-piece chicken dinner or all-you-can-eat fried sh. It is served with rolls, French fries and coleslaw. 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 benefit 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 bene t the Bill Young VA Hospital programs, the VFW National Home, Sea Cadet Youth activities and the Boy Scouts.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 CafŽ, 1921 West Bay Drive. Each meeting features a speaker and fellowship over a meal, where members plan service and fundraising projects Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 to serve the children of the world and at the local level. For more information, visit or call 727-5360412.Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic ClubLARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Acropol Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road. Meetings have a featured speaker and generally candidates for local and state of ces attend. The club serves the entire central Pinellas area. Food is available to purchase at the restaurant. For more information, contact club president Mary Lou Ambrose at 727433-4045 or visit Club of Greater LargoLARGO The Republican Club of Greater Largo meets on the third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. Meeting starts with dinner followed by a speaker. 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6A Police Leader, March 15, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri weighed in on a case during a press conference March 8, recommending a prison sentence for a former child protection investigator. Detectives arrested Steven Michael Urban, 29, of Largo that morning on 10 felony charges of falsifying records. Bail was set at $20,000. "I don't usually weigh in," Gualtieri said at the Administration Building in Largo. "But I'm going to weigh in on this this guy needs to go to prison. He needs to receive the harshest of consequences that anybody can get for his actions because he put kids in harm's way." Urban, a six-year investigator at the Sheriff's Child Protection Investigation Division, resigned from his job Jan. 18 soon after another investigator discovered discrepancies in a report he led on an investigation of a similar allegation involving the same child in November 2017. Gualtieri said the investigator in January asked people about Urban's prior investigation and they had no knowledge of the case and said they had not been interviewed. She reported the discrepancies to her supervisor, who began an investigation and found that the grandmother, which was one of the people Urban reportedly interviewed, had died three years prior. Supervisors confronted Urban and he denied having falsified any reports and claimed he did the work, Gualtieri said. However, when he was confronted by higherranking supervisors, he "began to mitigate," Gualtieri said, and stated he may have "skirted some things." "But he wouldn't come clean and denied they were complete fabrications," Gualtieri said. When Urban learned an Internal Affairs investigation was going to occur, he resigned. A review of Urban's 142 cases from Jan. 1, 2017-Jan. 17, 2018, revealed that he had falsified records in 75 cases 52 percent. "The remaining 67 cases, he did his job," the sheriff said. Gualtieri said the falsifications ranged from "flat out lies to misleading information." He said he made statements that investigations had been conducted when none had occurred. "In short, instead of doing his job and ensuring the safety of children, Urban made up case files, made up reports when he did no investigation of the alleged abuse, abandonment or neglect of children," Gualtieri said. In 44 of the 75 falsi ed cases, Urban committed what Gualtieri described as the "most egregious act somebody in his position can commit when he documented he had personally saw children that were allegedly victims" when he never saw them. In 29 of the cases, Urban did no eldwork, Gualtieri said. He "made up" all the les, witness interviews and "false stories about what he did." For the past two months, investigators have been conducting new investigations of Urban's cases from the past year. In two cases, children were removed from the family and placed in foster care. In the remaining cases, the children were not found to be in danger. "Fortunately in none of these cases did any children suffer harm because of Urban's gross misconduct," Gualtieri said. Pinellas is one of six counties where the state's Department of Children and Families does not operate and conduct child welfare investigations. The sheriff's office does the investigations. The Child Investigation Division in the Sheriff's Of ce has conducted those investigations for close to 20 years. The Division has 140 employees, including 80 child protection investigators, and responds to about 11,000 calls a year that come in from a hotline in Tallahassee. "We have extensive checks and balances and protocols and policies in place including a requirement that the child protection investigator's supervisor be briefed on every case," Gualtieri said. He said the reason Urban's cases weren't noticed was that he was doing all the required paperwork and was "flat out lying" to the supervisors. The sheriff has implemented a new policy. Supervisors will now pull five random cases per week and follow up to ensure that interviews were done. On average, each investigator has about 12-15 active cases at a time. They also will be investigating all the cases Urban handled during his career. Child investigators go through extensive training and they have to take a state exam for certi cation. They take their job seriously, the sheriff said. "I can tell you that the people in the Child Protection Division are flat out mad about this," Gualtieri said. "This is very disturbing to them because they are professionals that come to work every day to make sure the kids are safe." Urban is an "anomaly," Gualtieri said. "He's one guy and not representative of the work that is being done in the Child Protection Division."Sheriff: Ex-investigator endangered kids Police BeatLargo man charged in fatal crash on UlmertonLARGO Florida Highway Patrol charged a 34-year-old Largo man with DUI manslaughter in connection with a March 9 crash on Ulmerton Road where another man died at the scene. Troopers say Nicholas C. Graham was driving a 2009 Acura TL heading westbound on Ulmerton Road about 2:49 a.m. The Acura was traveling at a high rate of speed when it overtook and then collided with the rear of a 2015 Kia Forte, driven by Wendell Lamra Mcmillan, 56, of Largo. The impact caused the Kia to depart the roadway where it collided with a light pole on the shoulder. Troopers say Mcmillan died at the scene. Graham suffered serious injuries and was transported to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg. He was later charged with DUI manslaughter and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000.Largo police investigate fatal traf c crashLARGO Largo police Traf c Homicide Unit responded to a traf c crash about 1:15 p.m. March 6 at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and 16th Avenue SE. Police say a 1998 Chevy pickup truck, headed westbound on 16th Avenue SE, attempted to make a left turn onto Seminole Boulevard, violating the right of way and colliding with a 2003 Honda Civic traveling northbound in the median lane. The driver of the Honda, Mona Abdelmalak, 45, was transported to a local hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. The driver of the pickup, Claiborne Cody Courtright, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor. Anyone with any information should contact the Largo Police Department Traf c Homicide Unit at 727-587-6730.Phone scammers change their tacticsPinellas County Sheriff's detectives say phone scammers are now calling and leaving messages for residents to call them. Detectives say the suspect claims to be Deputy Harris with the sheriff's office and tells the potential victim they have failed to appear in court or has failed to show up for jury duty. The suspect leaves a phone number and instructs the victim to call the number immediately. Investigators say when the victim calls the phone number provided, another unknown suspect answers the phone "sheriff's office." The victim is put on hold until the suspect picks up and tells the victim they missed a jury summons, con rms the victim's personal information, and tells the victim of an outstanding warrant. The suspect tells the victim they can either turn themselves into the jail or post bond. The suspect instructs the victim to go to a nearby convenient store and purchase "vouchers" or prepaid debit cards. The suspect instructs the victim to go to 14250 49th Street North, Clearwater (Pinellas County Justice Center) to meet the alleged deputy to pay the ne. 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Police 7A Leader, March 15, 2018FDLE investigating of cer-involved shootingTARPON SPRINGS Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a shooting by a Tarpon Springs police of cer that occurred March 9 in the 400 block of Riverside Drive. Police responded to a call about 10:05 a.m. of a report of a black female saying "something to the effect as call the police," according to a press release. Two of cers made contact with the woman, who they say had at least one knife and aggressively charged them. Of cers deployed a Taser, which struck the woman, but did not stop her. She continued to move toward the of cers with the knife. Police say one of the of cers, identi ed as Matt Geer, was backing up to get away from the woman, when he fell down and struck his head. The woman continued to move toward him with the knife. He red at the woman, striking her and she fell to the ground. She was transported to Florida Hospital-North Pinellas where she was pronounced dead at 10:58 a.m. Police identi ed the woman as Alkeeta Allena Walker, 32, last known address of Raleigh, North Carolina. Police say Geer, a member of the force since March 17, 2005, red two rounds from his department-issued .45 caliber Glock. Geer has been placed on administrative leave per department policy. Police say a dash cam video from a patrol car, shows Walker attacking the of cers with two knives in her hands. The knives were recovered from the scene.No charges expected in fatal Pinellas Park crashPINELLAS PARK Police say a 66-year-old man died at a local hospital after he was struck by a vehicle about 11:25 p.m. March 9 in the 6100 block of Park Boulevard North in Pinellas Park. Pinellas Park police say Aaron Allen, 31, of Pinellas Park was driving a 2007 Crown Victoria, traveling west on Park Boulevard just before the crash. Gary Ezell of Pinellas Park was crossing the roadway from north to south about mid-block, outside a crosswalk. Police say Ezell entered the travel lane of Allen's vehicle, which was unable to stop. Ezell suffered "traumatic" injuries and later died at an area hospital. Allen was not injured. Police say Allen remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. No charges are expected.Student accused of threatening violenceST. PETERSBURG A 14-year-old Tyrone Middle School student was arrested after she allegedly made threats to the school last week. St. Petersburg police learned that the eighth-grade girl wrote a threatening message on a bathroom wall at the school Feb. 28. The next day the department learned that a picture of a boy holding a weapon in a Snapchat post, threatening violence at her school, was being circulated via social media. Thanks to numerous tips and the cooperation of her parents, police arrested the unidenti ed 14-year-old March 5. She faces a second-degree felony charge of making a false report concerning the use of a rearm in a violent manner. Police say almost half of the students at Tyrone Middle School were absent from school March 2.Student accused of making school threatTARPON SPRINGS A statement written on the wall in a girl's bathroom at Tarpon Springs Middle School has led to the arrest of an unidenti ed student, police said. According to Tarpon Springs police, the statement found written on the wall March 2 was "I'm coming for this school on 3-5-18 be ready!" Due to the "implied threat," the school called parents to notify them of the threat. As a result, more than 100 students were absent on March 5. Police say an eighth-grade student, who is not being identi ed, admitted to a faculty member and the student resource of cer that she wrote the threat. She reportedly told them that she was experiencing school and domestic pressures as the reason she wrote the note; however, police say she was unable to say why those pressures led her to write a threatening statement on the bathroom wall. She was arrested and charged with written threats to do bodily harm/injury. She was transported to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center.– Compiled by SUZETTE PORTER POLICE, from page 6A SEMINOLE What a difference time makes. Back in the 50s Park Boulevard was a dirt road going through pasture land. It was around then the Seminole First Baptist Church was built and by all accounts it was a modest place of worship. As time went on and Seminole grew, so did the church. In the '60s and '70s there were additions made to the building, and in 1973 a new permanent sanctuary was built fronting on Park Blvd. The growth didn't stop there. As the needs of the congregation grew it meant the church had to keep pace. In the early '80s an office and education center was built, then in the '90s more renovations took place. In the mid-'90s they bought the old Seminole Library, on Johnson Blvd., and turned it into a youth and activities building. Now, in one of the biggest moves ever, the church has grown again. Late last year, by happenstance, a church member discovered the Boy Scout building, just to the rear of the church, was being vacated and the Boy Scouts were preparing to list it for sale. Before it even hit the open market the church bought the building, and according to Pastor Mike Mott, it has provided the church with the space and convenience it needs to ful ll its ministries. "We had begun preparing for a spiritual growth campaign, 40 Days of Prayer," he said. "We really sensed that this was something God was doing, part of the providence of God." "It has provided us with a lot more room and it completes the parcel of land and makes us far more visible," Mott said. The Boy Scout building, which is now called the Heart Building by the church, fronts onto Johnson Boulevard across from the new Seminole Town Center. The sanctuary itself is on Park Boulevard so the church has it covered from one side to the other on the outside. However, it is inside where the building is having its biggest impact. "We moved our offices out of our main facility into the Heart Building so we have all the pastoral of ces here, clerical and so on," said Mott. "There is a large work space and a large conference room; we already have some Bible study groups that meet here." The new building means that the much larger main building, which contains the Worship Center itself, won't have to be opened to accommodate smaller groups. It also allows older people better access to the ground oor meeting rooms; they no longer need to climb stairs. Meanwhile, a primary focus was to completely renovate the children's wing in the main building. It had been used as a pre-school for 30 years but that changed. Church of cials decided to vacate it, gut it and renovate it. The work was nished in 2018. The wing still contains classrooms, eight of them in fact, which accommodate children from newborn to 5th grade for Bible study, life groups and children's church. Pastor Mott re ects on where the church has come from. "Where we are now was once the property of the Johnson family, in fact the Boy Scout building was built with the assistance of Jesse Johnson's family," he said. "The family had orange groves and businesses along here." "Back in those days the church, as small as it was, started as a mission of the 5th Avenue Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. We formed our own church here in 1969; we're coming up on our 50th anniversary." And what an anniversary it will be with the massive renovations to the main church and the acquisition of what is now the Heart Building. "We called it the Heart Building because our motto for the year ahead is Have a Heart for Seminole," he said. "That's our theme for the year but it will always be something before us, it will remain an operating principle." For the pastor there is only one answer as to what made this all happen. "We're very excited about it in seeing the hand of God in providing this for us," he said. "Over 20 years ago people had a vision for this and now we can see God's hand in it." 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10A County Leader, March 15, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER The Board of Pinellas County Commissioners created a race and gender neutral Small Business Enterprise Program in 2002. Since that time, it has not lived up to expectations. At a March 1 work session, commissioners discussed some of the reasons the program had "underperformed," including lack of resources, lack of priority and a culture that favors the norm. Commission Chair Ken Welch would like to solve the problems that keep the program from succeeding. "This is one of my priorities this year," he said. He said the county and school board were "major economic drivers," with Penny for Pinellas pumping up to $2 billion into the local economy. The county's day-to-day procurement activities add to the available business opportunities for small businesses. Welch would like to see those opportunities be available to the broadest group, including womenowned, minority-owned and veteran-owned small businesses. Welch said he was asking for the commission's consensus to make a plan and allocate resources to the SBE Program. Mike Meidel, director of Economic Development, talked about the history of discrimination in Tampa Bay, including Hillsborough County and Tampa. Pinellas County has been cited. St. Petersburg, Tampa and Hillsborough County, as well as the Hillsborough Aviation Authority and Tampa and the Aviation Authority have conducted disparity studies as long ago as 1999 and as recently as 2015. Pinellas has never conducted such a study. He said St. Petersburg was considering doing another study and suggested if the commission was interested, maybe the county could work with the city to do its own study. The projected cost is $300,000 and it would take about two years. Because the county has no data, it doesn't know if its procurement practices are discriminatory. And since the county doesn't issue business licenses, it has no way to track how many minority businesses might be located in Pinellas. County Administrator Mark Woodard said Pinellas had not conducted a study in the past because it had never been cited for discrimination. He said studies usually come after a violation. He said the county could skip the study and model its program after governments that had done one. He said the program could open up opportunities for small businesses to get major contracts and would open up opportunities for all businesses in the county. Welch said he would like to learn more about best practices being used by other counties. He likes the concept of hiring a consultant to do a study of methods that could be used in Pinellas. Meidel said he had a spreadsheet comparing programs in other counties, but it didn't include all the information needed. They also include other counties in their program, whereas Pinellas would like to concentrate on businesses within its borders. Purchasing Director Joe Lauro said only a few small businesses owned by women, minorities or veterans received contracts through the county. There is an effort to award contracts to locally owned businesses in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties. The question is how to make small firms, those with 50 employees or less and have average sales of $2 million or less, aware that the county could have business for them. There also is the need for insurance and bonding for some contracts that small businesses may not be able to afford. Limitations to the program include an inability to track small businesses based on race or gender. Meidel said since 2002 the SBE program had not really been staffed, so there had been no resources to do outreach. Woodard said better collaboration could be done between purchasing and Economic Development, but Purchasing would need more resources to handle the paperwork. Staff has outlined several goals to improve the program, including increased awareness and marketing of opportunities. They would like to use an online service that connects businesses with government agencies and allows bids to be input directly into the system, as well as other methods to market the program, including holding workshops. They want to be able to accurately identify supplier diversity in contracts awarded, and the ability to monitor and accurately account for program activity. In addition, staff would like to hire a consultant to "benchmark" the county against neighboring jurisdictions and national standards, and to identify best practices and recommend changes. They also would like to reduce minimum insurance requirements for small businesses. Lastly, staff recommends consideration of more staff in Economic Development and Purchasing to market the program and process procurement related work from the SBE Program. Estimated costs include $25,000 to purchase a software program with $5,000 annual maintenance and service charges; $25,000 for a consultant; and $168,000 in staff costs, including $59,399 for a procurement analyst in Purchasing, $62,299 for a senior business assistant specialist and $46,500 for a business assistant specialist in Economic Development. To further expand the program toward woman-owned, minorityowned businesses and others, the county would need to conduct the disparity study to prove there is a need. Meidel said similar jurisdictions with an expanded program require up to seven full time employees. "There is a clear challenge before us without the disparity study," he said, adding that he would like staff to present options at a March 13 work session. Welch supports getting the software package, which he said might show the county doesn't need the disparity study, although he would like to conduct one since it has never been done. He also supports hiring a consultant to do the benchmarking, identify best practices and make recommendations. Commissioner Dave Eggers also supports conducting the diversity study and suggested partnering the School Board and city of St. Petersburg. Commissioner Karen Seel would like to host a roundtable discussion with the county's partners.Welch wants to revitalize small business programCounty to host meeting on beach nourishment project INDIAN SHORES Coastal residents are invited to learn about the upcoming Sand Key and Treasure Island beach nourishment project at a public meeting Wednesday, March 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Indian Shores Municipal Facility,19305 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Shores. The meeting will provide an overview of the project and project timetable. Representatives from the county and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will answer questions about the project, which is scheduled to begin in mid-April. Sand placement will begin on Treasure Island beaches. The project will then move north to Sand Key at North Redington Beach and continue northward along the beaches to Clearwater.Testers sought for mobile ticketing appST. PETERSBURG The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority are currently seeking the public's help in better testing Flamingo Fares, a new transit mobile ticketing application and smartcard system, before its nal release later this year. Recruitment for the testing phase is now open and will run through mid-April. Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are each seeking 200 participants interested in testing the application and smartcard. 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One way to lessen the strain is to set expectations early with key family members regarding what they want and what you and your partner are and are not willing to accommodate. Be clear with your family on what your goals and wishes are for your wedding and why they are important to you both as a couple. Figure out your boundaries and be clear in sticking to them. If family members are contributing nancially then decide if their requests are going to be honored or not as part of that contribution. Most women have a dream wedding. When the dream can’t meet reality, how would you help brides deal with the disappointment?Try to focus less on the details of the event being perfect and more on what the meaning of the event signi es for you and your spouse-to-be. Shift your focus and thoughts to gratitude and keeping perspective on what is truly important that you are marrying the person you love!How important is self-care during wedding planning? And what self-care techniques might a bride choose?Like any other life changing event, self-care is integral throughout the wedding planning process. Learning and practicing relaxation, mindfulness and meditation skills are especially useful. Mindfulness is an awareness that arises through paying attention to the present moment non-judgmentally. This is an especially useful tool for brides in preventing any wedding day anxiety from taking over and interfering with enjoying the wedding day that she's worked so hard to plan. Mindfulness skills can help the bride to be truly present and engaged in this momentous occasion and to savor all the joys that come with the day.What communication tips might you have for couples who are planning their big day ?This goes back to the beginning and setting expectations together including what role you expect your spouse to play in the planning process. A common complaint of brides is lack of involvement of husbands while husbands often say they don't know how to help. Other couples may struggle if both are involved but have different visions and desires. Planning a wedding can be an early test of communication and compromise skills for a marriage. Using "I feel" statements is a way to clearly communicate what is important for you through the process. Determine who will be responsible for which aspects of planning, or if you will be doing it together, how will you balance it. If you nd that planning is causing tension and con ict, then it might be an opportune time to invest in a few pre-marital counseling sessions to help improve communication and con ict management skills.Dr. Brittany Carswell is a licensed psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy for adults. She is based in Tampa and can be reached at www. your wedding day can be one of the most joyous occasions of your life – and one of the most stressful. 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12A Schools Leader, March 15, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Pinellas County School Board members listened to arguments Feb. 27 for and against a change in requirements for health education for middle school students. Currently, students take a health class in sixth and eighth grade; however, there is an option to get out of the class using a waiver. School staff proposes changing the requirement to require only one semester of health class in seventh grade with health topics added to physical education courses in sixth and eighth grade. Students would not be allowed the option to waive the seventh grade health course. Several teachers objected to the change because they believe health education provides education on sensitive and even life-saving mental health topics, such as suicide and other self-harm behaviors, students might not receive otherwise. Health education classes also teach students about stress management, domestic violence, bullying, drug abuse, vaping, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and human sexuality, which teachers say is vital to their students' wellbeing. They also complained they had not been included in the decision-making process and that those who proposed the change had not considered the potential impact to students. "I'm not convinced this decision was made with teacher input," said Mike Gandolfo, president of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association. Kevin Hendrick, associate superintendent of Teaching and Learning Services, said the change keeps the core parts of middle school requirements while ensuring that 100 percent of students take at least one dedicated health course. He said due to the waiver, one in ve students leave middle school without taking a health class. He said the change would give students more exibility in their schedules, which had been requested by parents, allowing participation in electives such as visual or performance arts. He added that all the topics the teachers had talked about would still be included in the dedicated health class and the blended health and physical education courses. He said he had met with all school principals who were in favor of the change. He said meetings had included some teachers, but maybe "not as widespread." "In middle school we need to be creative to meet the needs of students," he said. School Board members expressed concern about the lack of input from teachers. They also discussed the potential need for health education teachers to be certi ed in physical education and physical education teachers to be certi ed in health. "Communication is everything," said School Board Chairwoman Rene Flowers, adding that the mental health status of students is important. "Teaching very sensitive topics is different from nutrition and tness," said School Board member Linda Lerner. Hendrick said there are 30 middle school health teachers and 55 physical education teachers. Fifty-two percent of physical education teachers are certified in health. He said one option would be to have classes taught by two teachers. He said the district would pay the cost for training and certi cation where needed. The Board voted to advance the matter to second reading, which will take place in four weeks, but suggested that teachers be consulted and asked that the topic be added to the next workshop.Learning Sciences to take over three failing schoolsSchool Board members reluctantly approved a contract with Learning Services to take over instruction and climate and culture management at three schools that have earned consecutive grades below a C. The district would continue to provide services such as transportation and food service. Those schools are Azalea Middle School, Fairmount Park Elementary School and Lakewood Elementary School, all in St. Petersburg. The state requires the district to choose one of three "turnaround options" reassigning students to another school; closing the school and reopening as a charter; or contracting with an outside entity to operate the school. Staff recommends contracting with an outside entity for all three schools if necessary to minimize disruption. District employees would be retained and contracts honored. However, it won't be known until June or July when grades come out whether the services of an outside agency will be required. It would be too late to make a decision at that time, as classes begin in August, said Deputy Superintendent William Corbett. He said the contract calls for two options: one to be chosen if the schools earn a grade of C or higher and another should they earn a grade less than a C. He said the intent is to "implement permanent systems of support in each of the three schools that will result in each school consistently earning a school grade of A in future years." School Superintendent Michael Grego said the district "used to have a number of D and F schools." He said he was committed to eliminating the three remaining. "We are all wanting all of our schools exceeding and working beyond," Flowers said. "We've not giving up on these schools. This is something we have to do based on state statutes. We're trying to be proactive." Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at education change sparks debateTeachers say they weren't consulted on move affecting middle schoolers PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD NotebookSPC receives grant to create tech programTALLAHASSEE St. Petersburg College was one of 11 entities to receive a portion of nearly $22 million in awards for Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state. 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Viewpoints 13A Leader, March 15, 2018The Tampa Bay Rays want a new stadium to replace 28-year-old Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. But like many professional sports teams these days, they aren't going to a group of investors or running to the bank to nance the multimillion-dollar project. Instead, they are going to the government to see how much money they can wring out of taxpayers rst. If the thought of billionaire sports owners getting a helping hand from the government sounds ridiculous well, it is. But over the last 17 years, 36 pro teams have made improvements to existing stadiums or built new ones at a cost of $3.2 billion to hardworking taxpayers. Thankfully, we have seen real momentum in the Sunshine State to do away with this unfair arrangement that favors the well-connected, rarely delivers a return on investment, and leaves taxpayers on the hook for millions in hidden taxes and debt. State Rep. Bryan Avila of Hialeah, and state Sen. Tom Lee of Thonotosassa, sponsored legislation earlier this year to repeal the Florida Sports Development Fund, a slush fund that allows the state to hand out millions in taxpayer subsidies to professional sports teams. Although the measure failed, Florida politicians must continue their work to end the unfair practice of corporate welfare. Supporters of taxpayer subsidies claim they are necessary to keep teams from leaving for greener pastures, and that they help boost the local economy and create jobs. Years of research has found that such lofty promises are rarely met. The Brookings Institution found "no discernible positive relationship between sports facilities and local economic development, income growth or job creation." And because of the eye-popping price tag for many of these facilities, today's generation ends up paying for the previous generation's spendthrift ways. Roger Noll, an economist at Stanford University, recently found that taxpayers in Oakland and St. Louis are still paying off the debt incurred to nance work on stadiums to lure the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams away from Los Angeles decades ago. By the way, the Raiders are leaving Oakland while the Rams have already left St. Louis. We are well on our way toward saddling tomorrow's generation with a mountain of debt here in Florida unless things change. One estimate found that for some of the costly expansion projects under the Florida Sports Development Fund, recipients could receive up to $90 million in taxpayer funds over 30 years. It's just one of the many reasons why Rep. Avila is right about wanting to turn off the taxpayer spigot. But if we are really going to make a dent in slowing down the taxpayer gravy train, undoing sweetheart deals allowing team owners to buy public land at massive discounts must also stop. That's why the two lawmakers have also introduced legislation to prevent owners from purchasing public land for the development of a sports facility without meeting strict fair market value requirements. In some ways, these proposals are designed not only to protect taxpayers, but to save politicians from themselves. Consider what's been taking place between neighboring Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, which found themselves in a bidding war trying to entice using taxpayer dollars the Rays to build a new ballpark in their backyards to replace the Trop. According to reports, the price tag for the new stadium will run close to $600 million. Don't be surprised if the Rays continue holding out to see how much of the cost they can foist on taxpayers before approaching investors or digging into their own pockets. Opposing stadium subsidies and unfair arrangements between owners and public of cials doesn't mean we can't continue rooting for our favorite teams. Instead, it means restoring fairness to a broken and abused process and saying no to a bad economic bet that will only leave my generation to pick up the tab. Demetrius Minor is the Florida coalitions director for Generation Opportunity.Special Olympics embraces the spirit of inclusionEditor: Blending sport with culture and education, the Olympic Games celebrates the boundless joy found in effort and universal respect. As I watched the Winter Olympic Games over the last few weeks, and witnessed hundreds of Team USA athletes supporting each other in the pursuit of their full potential, I found myself re ecting on what their achievements mean to us back home. Here in Florida, the achievements of these athletes inspire thousands more who dream to represent their communities as they compete at the highest levels. For these athletes, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Olympic Games represent the spirit of inclusion, which drives them on the Road to Gold. Florida is home to more than 44,000 Special Olympics athletes, 200 of whom will soon travel to Seattle to represent our state in the Special Olympics USA Games. Many compete in multiple sports, from basketball and soccer to bowling, gymnastics and more. These athletes are champions, like those who compete at the Winter Olympic Games, and have not only overcome signi cant challenges to make great strides in their physical abilities, but also to become champions for their communities. Every year, athletes from across Florida join forces with their neighbors to raise funds for initiatives that celebrate inclusion, making it possible for all to experience the inclusion and satisfaction that come from physical activities. Along with support from Procter & Gamble, local law enforcement and rst responders, and professional athletes and sports organizations, our athletes spent several weeks sharing their stories with customers in more than 780 Florida Publix stores, continuing a 45-year tradition that started when Publix Founder George Jenkins wrote a check to send our athletes to their rst national games. If Mr. Jenkins could see our athletes now, he would see athletes and communities whose values are truly aligned with the spirit of Olympic values. He would see inclusive communities where those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are offered the same chances to inspire others as the Olympic athletes who inspire us now. He would see athletes who give their all on the eld, in their education and work, and in their communities as ambassadors for all. And, he would see communities who take the time, just a few minutes in their visit to the grocery store, to make a small contribution that is part of a much larger Olympic movement to build a peaceful and better world. On behalf of all the Special Olympics Florida athletes, their families, coaches and the volunteers and staff who support them, we wish to thank you for being a symbol of friendship and unity. Thank you for lighting the torch for Special Olympics Florida. Sherry Wheelock president & CEO Special Olympics Florida I'm fed up with telephone calls from salespersons who ring me with offers to sell me this or sign me up for that. It's time to ght back. Following are some replies you may wish to unleash against these peddlers and pitchmen when they call. 1. Don't hang up and don't interrupt. I've recorded your phone number, and that will allow me to discover your home address or place of business. My nickname is Muggsy. Me and my two brothers were released from prison last week. We are tailors for the Mob. We do horrible things with scissors and sewing machines to people like you who don't pay up on time or who make obnoxious phone calls to innocent citizens. As of 60 seconds ago we have put a permanent wiretap on your phone. If you make one more unsolicited call from now until the day you die, we will nd you and stitch your grandmother's initials on your forehead and also on the nal section of your urinary system. And the needles we use will be rusty ones infected with lockjaw germs. If you don't believe every word I've said, just call me back. Right away. And then catch the next plane for Australia. However, our af liates will be waiting there for you. 2. Hello, caller? It's 3 a.m., and your phone number and address are showing on my TV screen, and in six of my digital les. My name is Legosi. You may have heard of my great-uncle Bela or have seen some of his movies. I own the Spooky-Doo No-Escape Psychic Service. We predict the imminent death of every salesperson who accidentally calls us. You are today's lucky (actually, unlucky) caller. Our Eternal Algorithm Generator, right here beside me, shows your name, face and date of birth, and the fact that two hours from now you will die painfully from a random prolapse of your cranial gidget. We allow the two hours so that you can call your spouse and/or sales supervisor. You cannot escape, you sel sh, inconsiderate swine. 3. And a friendly hello to you, too. You've reached the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. We're delighted you called. No, we don't want to buy a vacuum cleaner or visit Myrtle Beach for a week. But our computers indicate this is not a wasted call. They show the name and location of your company, and they reveal that you owe the IRS $83,449 in unpaid back taxes. Please don't deny it. We've got you dead to rights, and lying to us is a federal offense that could land you in the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for 18 months. Our agents will be on your doorstep two days from now. Can you hear me? Please stop crying. I didn't mean to frighten you. But perhaps this will help you and your colleagues to stop making your !@#!!&% unsolicited phone calls at every hour of the day and night. 4. Hi there, big fella. This is Lotta Peaches at the Edge-of-Wetness Escort Service. I bet you didn't expect to hear a sexy female's voice when you called, hoping to get me to switch my TV service to whichever one you use. But now I've got your name and number for keeps, y'know? Your wife, the local cops, the phone company and the minister of your church will be thrilled to learn that you've been making night-time sales pitches to high-class hookers. But I'm a businesswoman, okay? And I can be forgetful. If you could send me an envelope containing six portraits of Ben Franklin, this little chat of ours could simply slip my mind. Okay, big guy? *** I'm not suggesting that any of my readers actually use these foregoing comments, one or two of which may be illegal. But I'm sure you can concoct your own heartfelt responses to the junk phone calls from these peddlers. Or just fall back on that all-time effective response to an unwanted caller: "I solly. No spikka da Inglish." Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ a kid's imagination can doWhen I was 10 years old, I sent a lot of toy soldiers to their graves. Nobody ever questioned my sanity. After all, what I did in my bedroom stayed in my bedroom. Blame it on the Sears toy catalogue. My brother and I both had several 1960s play sets, such as a Civil War kit with plastic miniature Union and Confederate soldiers, cannons, fences, trees, a stone bridge, a stately house and some kind of a bunker that you could detonate by ipping a switch with your nger. But it was more fun and realistic to use a rubber band gun. "Take that, Johnny Reb," I muttered. Since I was born in the north, I usually put Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis in the bunker, hit the metal switch and watch them y through the air on their way to their nal resting place. That'll learn 'em. OK, full disclosure. I took pity on the enemy and sometimes put Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant in the bunkers. I also had an Alamo set with numerous Texans defending their fort against the cowardly evil Mexicans. I decided that a miniature guy in a coonskin cap swinging a musket was Davy Crocket. Of course, for sake of realism, I surrounded poor ol' Davy with several armed Mexicans who ran through my hero with their bayonets. Made sure Santa Anna got his, too. I'll spare you the details. My World War II set was my favorite. I had dozens of American soldiers, German soldiers (some lying dead), howitzers, shattered buildings, pontoon bridges, jeeps, barbed wire fences, tank traps and other armaments. One of my favorite birthday gifts. That same year, for Christmas, dad bought my older brother a D-Day set, with landing crafts, American soldiers, German soldiers and other features characteristic of the Normandy invasion. On more than one weekend, if memory serves me right, we merged our sets and stayed up all night re-creating World War II history. Not sure what Dad thought about all of this. I'm speculating that maybe he just laughed and believed it would pique our interest in history. The only time I got the stink eye was when I decided to spend my allowance on a bag of 100 more Germans. Guess dad thought I already had enough German soldiers to send to hell. When I wasn't re-creating history indoors, I was running around outside portraying "Bonanza's" Little Joe, carrying my Mattel Winchester ri e, six-gun and holster. I also had authentic U.S. Army fatigues, a helmet with netting, toy hand grenades, a sub machine gun and other war equipment. Too bad my bazooka was kind of heavy to lug around. I built forts covered with Spanish moss until I learned about red bugs. My friends and I set traps in the sand, but they never seem to work. My imagination was out of control. Much to the neighbors' chagrin, I had the Tarzan yell down pat. The only time I remember being admonished was when I played detective and once wore a shoulder holster with a toy revolver underneath my shirt to Sunday school. I was about 6 years old. The fact the shirt was white and made of thin material may have blown my cover. Some detective I was. I'm guessing that Dad secretly snickered about the matter but told me he didn't think it was a good idea for me to take toy revolvers to Sunday school. I didn't think it was a good idea to go to Sunday school. Can't remember how old I was when I'd had enough of toy guns. By the time I was 12, many of my friends had B-B guns. Tommy see, Tommy do. I asked dad if he'd buy me a B-B gun. Dad, a World War II veteran who didn't have guns in the house, atly refused. "No," he said. "You can hurt somebody with that thing." And that was that. At about that time I had become mesmerized by James Bond and was pleasantly surprised when Dad allowed me to see "Thunderball," if memory serves my right, even though the movie had some kind of rating designed to discourage parents from allowing their kids to become demonized. Loved the movie. It beat hell out of playing with an Etch-a-Sketch. Despite all the diversions throughout my life that some might think would lead me to a padded cell James Bond, werewolves, electric football games, an arsenal of toy guns in my closets, Tarzan, windup crash cars, model rockets, the Sears toy catalogue I think I've lived a somewhat normal life. Never wanted to own a gun, but I don't object to laws allowing people to have certain guns for protection and to hunt. I just hope and pray that in my lifetime that our politicians nd the common sense and the courage to prohibit people from owning weapons of war. Guess I still have an overactive imagination. Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. He can be reached at 727397-5563, ext. 330, or by an email at tgermond@ We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. 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They also may be edited for clarity.What do you think?How to talk to telephone peddlers Time to slow down the gravy train for sports franchises 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563  Fax: 727-397-5900  www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli Advertising Director: Jay Rey Classi ed Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown Online editor: Suzette Porter Beach Beacon: Bob McClure Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond Clearwater Beacon: Logan Mosby Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond Largo Leader: Chris George Palm Harbor Beacon: Kathryn Williams Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Entertainment Editor: Lee Zumpe General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 As I See ItDemetrius Minor LETTERS Tom Germond Driver’s SeatBob Driver


14A Community Leader, March 15, 2018 By TOM GERMONDTampa Bay NewspapersMADEIRA BEACH An employment attorney is asking that Madeira Beach officials reinstate former Parks and Recreation Director Doug Andrews, saying he was discriminated against because he is male. Andrews was wrongfully fired on Aug. 30, wrote St. Petersburg attorney Patrice Puccci, in a letter to Mayor Maggi Black. Some Madeira Beach officials have engaged in acts that are in violation of the federal and Florida Civil Rights Acts, according to Pucci. "We are amenable to exploring creative solutions to my client's disputes in a less formal resolution process than filing with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or initiating court action," Pucci wrote. In her March 2 letter Pucci listed several allegations made about Andrews regarding him personally as well as his performance. On Jan. 11, Commissioner Nancy Oakley sent an email to Andrews that clearly shows prejudice toward him because of his gender, Pucci wrote. Pucci's letter said that Oakley refers to Andrews as "Dougie," and that "you and your good old boys clubs need to be gone. All your lies and deceit will come to an end." Pucci said that Black, former Commissioner Elaine Poe, Oakley, Finance Director Walter Pierce, and then acting City Manager Derryl O'Neal are well aware that Andrews is not only a former city employee but he is also a local business owner. "As a result, incorrect and defamatory statements about Mr. Andrews has damaged his reputation and employability on a broad level," Pucci said. She referred to an article that ran in the Beach Beacon Sept. 7 in which O'Neal gave reasons for ring Andrews. O'Neal was quoted as saying his decision came after "a lot of smaller items that led up to a larger event." In the article, he also said Andrews "showed no respect for authority at all" and that Andrews "focus at the rec center had been on revenues coming in. But there were a lot of questions about expenses going out." Pucci wrote that Andrews had never been informed of such alleged "smaller issues." "Mr. Andrews had never been informed of any issues with the recreation department's revenues or expenses. In fact the budget was in very good shape at the time of Mr. Andrews termination," she wrote. On Jan. 9 the story of termination changed again when O'Neal informed the City Commission that Mr. Andrews was fired for "insubordination," Pucci wrote. "You also misrepresented to the commission that he was given a chance to apologize and that didn't happen. Mr. Andrews has never been informed of such insubordination.' Mr. Andrews was similarly never asked to apologize for something," Pucci wrote. She said Andrews' personnel le is devoid of any disciplinary action prior to his job termination. Former City Manager Shane Crawford's two evaluations of Andrews in 2015 showed that his performance had exceeded expectations, she wrote. She added that it appears no evaluation of Andrews was done in 2016. He became director in July 2014. Asked to comment on Pucci's letter, Mayor Maggie Black said that she can only say that the city has received the letter and referred it to our employment lawyer. The city has no further comment on the letter at this time, she said. Pucci is asking that Andrews be reinstated as Madeira Beach Parks and Recreation director at the same salary as of Aug. 30 with a 4 percent cost of living increase all full-time city employees were given on Oct. 1, 2017. She also asked the city to pay Andrews all back wages from Aug. 30 to the date of reinstatement and restore vacation and sick leave he accrued. Similar terms would apply to his 401K plan. The settlement offer remains open until Monday, March 12, 5 p.m., she said. Tom Germond is editor of the Beach Beacon. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 330, or by email at Officials violated ex-rec director’s civil rights MADEIRA BEACH Photos by JIM LAYFIELD 50 years of Pow Wow fun in Seminole Here & ThereBBA set to host Bluffs Wine Walk BELLEAIR BLUFFS The Bluffs Business Association will host the Bluffs Wine Walk on Saturday, March 24, 4 to 8 p.m. Guests will pay $20 in advance or $30 day of event for the opportunity to sample wine and appetizers at over 40 businesses in the Belleair Bluffs community. Guests may check-in at one of three sponsor locations: Belleair Market at 510 Indian Rocks Road, Creative Design Team at 321 Indian Rocks Road or Radiance Medspa at 2894 West Bay Drive. They will receive a souvenir wine glass, 25 wine tasting tickets, a wristband and a map showcasing all of the wine walk stops. Guests must check in by 6 p.m. The Jolley Trolley will shuttle guests to participating merchants on Indian Rocks Road between West Bay Drive and Mehlenbacher Road and on West Bay Drive west of Indian Rocks Road to Sunset Boulevard. Free parking is available at several locations throughout Belleair Bluffs. See the map on the website for the wine walk stops and parking locations. Wine walk tickets are only available for purchase in advance online at BluffsBusiness Tickets may be purchased the day of the event with a credit card no cash only at Creative Design Team. The mission of the Bluffs Business Association is to help businesses connect with the community and each other through involvement in local events, business-to-business networking opportunities and cooperative advertising programs. For more information, visit Beach food pantry sets ‘celebration’INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Beach Community Food Pantry will hold its largest annual fundraiser, "Celebration of Giving," Saturday, April 7, in the parish hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach, 5-8 p.m. The second year for the event, this year's "Celebration" will honor members of the community who support the food pantry, not only with financial and inventory support but also those who donate many hours of their time to make the food pantry "a beacon of hope" for the people it serves. Tickets are $15, which includes one complimentary drink ticket, and are available at Calvary's Church's front desk, or from BCFP Director David Kline at 727-4181673 or Renee Lee at 954-6612389. The fundraiser will feature heavy appetizers, desserts and coffee provided by Crabby Bill's, Slyce Pizza Bar and Mike's Pizza. A cash bar will offer wine and craft beer selections from Largo's Sea Drift Ales. A silent auction and a 50-50 raffle will be conducted. Live music will be provided by In the Moment.Art and craft sale to bene t K-9 unitPINELLAS PARK The Park Royale Art and Craft Sale will take place Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Park Royale Mobile Home Park, 10611 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Proceeds from the sale will bene t the Pinellas Park K-9 unit. For information, call 727-6927702.Beach food pantry sets ‘celebration’INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Beach Community Food Pantry will hold its largest annual fundraiser, "Celebration of Giving," Saturday, April 7, in the parish hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach, 5-8 p.m. The second year for the event, this year's "Celebration" will honor members of the community who support the food pantry, not only with financial and inventory support but also those who donate many hours of their time to make the food pantry "a beacon of hope" for the people it serves. Tickets are $15, which includes one complimentary drink ticket, and are available at Calvary's Church's front desk, or from BCFP Director David Kline at 727-4181673 or Renee Lee at 954-6612389. The fundraiser will feature heavy appetizers, desserts and coffee provided by Crabby Bill's, Slyce Pizza Bar and Mike's Pizza. A cash bar will offer wine and craft beer selections from Largo's Sea Drift Ales. A silent auction and a 50-50 raffle will be conducted. Live music will be provided by In the Moment.The Pow Wow Festival & Parade, the city of Seminole’s oldest and largest event, celebrated its 50th anniversary March 9-11. Over three days, thousands of Seminole area residents attended the festival, which featured a carnival midway at the Mangum Recreation Center and offered a variety of rides, food, games, entertainment and activities. 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Outdoors 15A Leader, March 15, 2018Warmer forecast should get the spring bite back on trackWe nally have a forecast we can be excited about; several cold fronts over the past two weeks have just made it brutal at times to catch a few fish. As the weather starts to break toward the weekend, bay water temperatures should warm up quickly with light wind and plenty of sunshine. Snook, red sh and trout haven't been too active the past few days, but that should all change as we start to see water temperatures exceeding 70 degrees again. Flats anglers will want to target the afternoon hours for the best fishing. Look for the snook to come back out of the creeks on the afternoon incoming tide. Live sardines are your best bet to get a bite going. However, a frisky pin sh or finger mullet will often tempt the bigger sh into biting. Red sh are still spotty throughout the bay, but there's more around now than last month. Target mullet schools with free-lined pin sh or fan cast soft plastic jigs and or gold spoons as you prospect a mullet-filled shoreline. Trout have been also shadowing the mullet schools on the rising tide and will readily take a soft plastic jig as well as a free-lined sardine. Spoil islands are still good places to check for trout as they will most likely be gathering up to spawn on the upcoming new moon. Many of the islands are receiving a lot of angling pressure, so you might consider branching out and checking some of the pothole bottom along the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, where you can often nd loose schools of sh this time of year. Sheepshead fishing remains a good option this week as plenty of sh can be caught in and around the passes. Target pilings, fenders and jetties for a shot at some slabsized sheepshead. And while you're there it might be a good idea to toss a pompano jig around as we are receiving a good push of pomps right now. Banana style jigs in half or three eighths ounce sizes work well for this type of shing. Try drifting through the pass while erratically hopping your jig off the bottom. Strong tidal movement and clean water seem to be the winning combination for these tasty ghters. No solid reports of king sh just yet, but we should expect that to happen any day now. Now might be a good time to take in your reels for some fresh line or perhaps replace drag washers. Make sure you spend a little time tying some stinger rigs so you are ready for what will hopefully be a nice long king sh run. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Photo by TOM GERMONDA downy woodpecker bores into branches along a trail through the woods in Walsingham Park near dusk March 6. Downys are the smallest woodpeckers in North America. A variety of birds and animals make their home in the 354-acre park.Master driller Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein The Great OutdoorsBonner Nature Park to host family campoutLARGO The Spring Family Campout will run from Friday, March 16, 4 p.m. to Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m., at Bonner Nature Park, 14444 143rd St. N., Largo. The overnight event will feature a cookout, roasting marshmallows around a camp re, breakfast and more. Cost is $12 a person. Children 2 and younger are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Campers must bring a tent and camping gear. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 727-518-3047.Nature hike set for Central Park PreserveLARGO A monthly nature hike will be offered Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m., at Largo Central Park Preserve, 150 S. Highland Ave. SE, Largo. Participants will take a guided walk through the woods seeking out animals. The hike is free but donations are kindly accepted. To preregister, call 727-518-3047.Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center to close for renovations, upgradesCLEARWATER Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, a 51-acre gem in the middle of Clearwater featuring trails and boardwalks surrounded by nature and wildlife, will close for renovations beginning Thursday, March 15. To keep the park bright and beautiful for visitors, the city is making some much needed improvements and upgrades. Renovations will include a complete remodel of the interior spaces of the interpretive center including air conditioning for the entire building, upgraded space for the birds of prey volunteers, and public restrooms. New static displays and live animals will be on display once completed. Other work will include installation of a new playground, new restrooms moved from a composting system to modern plumbing, new parking lot, remodeling existing classroom to a state-of-the-art classroom, landscaping and trail improvements, a new pier and trail bridge. "Moccasin Lake Nature Park is a sparkling jewel within the city of Clearwater's park system," said Natalie Lamb, a specialist with Clearwater Parks and Recreation. "These critical improvements will completely enhance the visitor experience, providing a place of respite, education and green space for all ages of the community. The renovations, in a nontraditional sense, provide a one-of-a-kind meeting space for activities like weddings, corporate team building and community events. We cannot wait to reintroduce Moccasin Lake Nature Park to the community." Moccasin Lake will reopen in August 2018. The total cost of the project is $935,000, of which $200,000 is paid for through a matching grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Water Conservation Fund.Annual marine yard sale to bene t Eckerd College Search and Rescue teamST. PETERSBURG Tampa Bayarea boaters looking for good prices on used sailboats, powerboats, electronic equipment and motors are invited to attend the 32nd annual Marine Yard Sale on Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to noon, at Eckerd College's Waterfront Complex, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Proceeds from the event will bene t Eckerd College Search and Rescue, a student-volunteer maritime search and rescue team. The college will be open to guests to peruse hundreds of secondhand offerings and meet the team of highly trained volunteer students and alumni who provide maritime search and rescue to Eckerd College and the Tampa Bay area boating community. All EC-SAR team members receive extensive training in basic radio communication skills, seamanship, technical rescue, emergency medicine and navigation. Students and staff provide a no-fee service to the entire Bay area with more than 600 assists performed every year.Urban Farmers Group to meetSEMINOLE The Urban Farmers Group will meet Monday, March 19, 6 p.m., at the Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. The guest speaker will be Scarlett Amey-Wyns, manager at Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub, a project of UMCM Suncoast. She will discuss growing and cooking food. The group also will review members' Garden-ina-bucket project. There will be a raf e and door prize drawing. Admission and parking are free. Complimentary water and other refreshments will be available. Call 727-391-9590 for more information. Visit www. Expo & Boat Show setTAMPA The News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo & Boat Show will be presented Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 a person. Parking is free. For information, visit w a. com/outdoors-expo-boat-show. The host for this year's event is former Buccaneer Dave Moore. The show is a family-friendly event featuring more than 20 boat dealers, tons of exhibitors, and the all-new Buccaneers kids zone. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore 100,000 square feet of outdoor boat exhibits, 30,000 square feet of indoor booth exhibits and an additional 20,000 square feet of activities on and around the football eld. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, keeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season. The nesting season in Florida began March 1 and will continue through the end of October. Bright artificial lighting can misdirect and disturb nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings, so beachgoers should avoid using ashlights or cellphones at night. Turning out lights or closing curtains and shades in buildings along the beach after dark will ensure nesting turtles are not disturbed as they come ashore and hatchlings will not become disoriented when they emerge from their nests. Clearing away boats and beach furniture at the end of the day and lling in holes in the sand are also important because turtles can become trapped in furniture and get trapped in holes on the beach. Exactly when sea turtle nesting season starts depends on where you are in Florida. While it begins in March on the Atlantic coast from Brevard through Broward counties, it starts later in the spring, in late April or May, along the northeast Atlantic, the Keys and Gulf coasts. Wherever you are, other ways to help sea turtles include properly disposing of fishing line to avoid entanglements, and reporting those turtles that are sick, injured, entangled or dead to the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 or #FWC or *FWC on a cellphone.FWC outlines ways to help turtles during nesting season 727-596-2995  WeSellPinellas.com081017 America’s Leading Discount Real Estate Company WeWill Sell Your Home For As Low As$2,995!PAID AT CLOSING Real estate newsmakers What's Selling in Pinellas County 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath Clearwater $240,000 4 Bedroom / 2 Bath Clearwater $368,585 Location, Location! New paint inside and out and NEW ROOF. Bathrooms have been updated. Shangri La at Pass-a-Grille, one of the most iconic luxury residences located directly on the white sandy shores of Pass-a-Grille Beach! The home is structurally superior for maximum integrity. 5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bath St. Pete Beach $4,040,000 SOLD SOLD Paradise found! Located in Longbrooke subdivision and backing to Longbranch creek. 1,600 sq. ft. home offers so much more. SOLD Waterfront home around the corner from John's Pass and open waters of the Gulf. Wonderful water views. 26'x11' dock. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Madeira Beach $430,000 SOLDRich RippetoeColdwell Banker /Sunvista RealtyDeb Schnitzler and Donna BartoliCentury 21 Real Estate Champions Coldwell Banker recognizes efforts of top sales associates & teamsColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Belleair and Clearwater Beach of ces recently recognized the following independent sales associates and teams for their effort in January 2018. Terry Tillung was the sales associate with the highest number of new listings and highest volume of new contracts. Michelle Chenault sold the most properties. Within the Thorn Collection, Sara Borger was the top sales agent in units and volume, while Leslie Gerlach was the top listing agent.Klein & Heuchan sells of ce condominiumDUNEDIN Klein & Heuchan Inc. recently represented Jim & Christina Watt, the sellers, in the sale of 1022 Main Street, Unit K, in Dunedin. The buyer was Law Digs LLC. This 1,407-square-foot of ce condominium is located in the Heritage Oaks Of ce Park. The sale price was $217,000. Steven Klein of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction. "Demand for of ce, retail, and industrial space in the north county is very strong with pricing being quite high," said Mark Klein, president and CEO of Klein & Heuchan Inc. Michelle Chenault Leslie Gerlach Sara Borger Terry Tillung Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Belleair and the Beaches agents have been busy supporting local charities through the Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation. Above left: A $1,500 check is presented to Pam Ora and Candi Hagler, on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Belleair agents Margaret Jones and Margie Pretzman. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Clearwater Beach agent Terry Tillung, for the Hammers and Heels project, made this request. Also joining in the presentation is Debra McMillen, managing broker for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate/Belleair and the Beaches. Above right: Jones presents a $1,500 check to Susan Murbach of the Clearwater Free Clinic which offers medical services to the underinsured and low-income families. Physicians and medical personnel all donate their time and expertise. Below: Pretzman presents a $500 check to Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Belleair agent Susie Jinks who was representing the Dysautonomia Foundation, which educates medical professionals about this often-misdiagnosed dysfunction of the nervous system. This donation was requested by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Belleair agents Dana Ford, Patty Rilling and Susie Jinks.Coldwell Banker Cares Sandy HartmannKeller Williams Seminole/Sandy Hartmann & AssociatesLambdin FreemanRealty Executives/Adamo & Associates


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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, March 15, 2018  Visit “Jesus Christ Superstar,” March 15-25, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Call 727-866-1973 or visit spcitytheatre. org. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.  “Daddy Long Legs,” March 16 through April 8, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. For performance times and tickets, call 727-498-5205 or visit freeFall favorites Nick Lerew and Britta Ollman return to St. Petersburg to co-star in a delightful musical romance. Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-to-do “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel, and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.” Yet there is one startling fact Jerusha has yet to recover, one that will change her life forever. This charming novel spawned a motion picture starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. This all-new musical adaptation is directed by Douglas S. Hall and musically directed by Michael Raabe.  Celebrating David Bowie, Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Celebrating David Bowie keeps Bowie’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly in uenced by him performing a show highlighting elements that influenced Bowie and that in turn Bowie in uenced: pop culture experimentation, art, fashion, science and futurism. Line-up includes Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Bernard Fowler plus additional special guests.  Country in the Park, Saturday, March 17, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. Pinellas Park. Admission is free. For information, call 727-369-5746. The day’s events include musical performances by Grammy Award Winning Diamond Rio and other local musicians, Monster Truck Rides, video game truck, arts and crafts show, Suncoast Mustang Car Club, tree and plant sale, children’s activities, trade show, Q Auto Race Car display and city public works vehicle displays. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The entertainment schedule will include headliner Diamond Rio and other musical artists such as Pirate Flag Band, Chad Montana Band, Erika Sparks and Country Sunshine Erica DiCeglie.  Foreigner, Sunday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $53.25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Foreigner returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the rst time since 2014 joined by a rock symphony orchestra for an evening of hits. Top ve diversions Photo by ILZE KITSHOFF/WARNER BROS. Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ action adventure “Tomb Raider,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Opening this weekend Uthaug directs ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot; Pike, Brhl star in action thriller ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ 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:‘Tomb Raider’Genre: Action and adventure Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Sir Derek Jacobi and Kristin Scott Thomas Director: Roar Uthaug Rated: PG-13 Lara Croft is the ercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to nally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who – against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit – must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her … earning her the name “Tomb Raider.”‘7 Days in Entebbe’Genre: Thriller and action Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brhl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi and Denis Menochet Director: Jose Padilha Rated: PG-13 A shocking act of terrorism leads to one of the most daring hostage rescue missions ever attempted in “7 Days in Entebbe,” a riveting thriller inspired by true events. In the summer of 1976, an Air France jet traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris is taken over in midair by four hijackers: two Palestinians and two left-wing German radicals. When the plane is diverted to an abandoned terminal at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, the terri ed passengers become bargaining chips in a deadly political standoff. Photo by LIAM DANIEL/FOCUS FEATURESRosamund Pike stars as Brigitte Kuhlman and Daniel Brhl as Wilfred Bose in Jos Padilha’s “7 Days in Entebbe,” a Focus Features release. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, March 15, 2018Mamatas to portray artist Georgia O’Keeffe at Studio@620ST. PETERSBURG – Midge Mamatas will portray artist Georgia O’Keeffe Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m.; at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for Studio@620 members. Visit or call 727-895-6620 for more information. Presented in partnership with Artsfusion, the show will depict O’Keeffe in her living room at Abiquiu, her New Mexico home, where over the course of the evening she will describe her evolution and development as a visual artist.TSPAC seeks artist for site design, installationTARPON SPRINGS – The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee seeks to commission an artistic site design and installation to showcase the newly purchased “Naiads” sculptures by nationally-renowned artist Glenna Goodacre. The Naiads in Greek mythology are nature goddesses of fresh water. The sculptures will be installed at the roundabout at the intersection of Dodecanese and Roosevelt boulevards in the Sponge Docks area of Tarpon Springs. The scope of work includes providing an illustrated design concept, materials, construction, and installation within an existing respite area. Materials and craftsmanship must be durable, low maintenance, and include a ve-year warranty. The TSPAC requests that the artist be on site for installation of the “Naiads” sculptures as a consultant. The preliminary budget for roundabout site design, materials, construction, installation, and shipping costs is $7,500 to $10,000, but additional funds could be allocated to the project if the design merits. The competition is open to all artists, age 18 and older, residing in Pinellas, Pasco, or Hillsborough counties. The submission deadline is April 30, 2018. Design packets can be submitted via email, U.S. mail or personal delivery. For design packet requirements and submission addresses, refer to the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee website at current-projects.Matinee Opera Players to perform PINELLAS PARK – The Matinee Opera Players will perform Sunday, April 22, at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the show will get underway at 3 p.m. The program will feature some popular songs from Broadway and may include hits from “Cabaret,” “Les Misrables,” “The Phantom,” “Show Boat” and other shows. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Snacks are provided at intermission. There also will be raf es and door prizes. The Matinee Opera Players is the resident opera company of the center. Shows are family-friendly. For information, visit or call 727-2044163.LGBTQ Film Series continues at libraryGULFPORT – The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library will continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m., in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. The series is a free gathering to watch a lm in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to bene t the LGBTQ Resource Center. Attendees may bring their own “brown bag” supper and beverages. Seating is available on a rst-come, rst-served basis. For information, including lm titles, visit portLibraryFL.Studio@620, Collective Soles Dance to present ‘I Am My (word)’ST. PETERSBURG – The Studio@620 and Collective Soles Dance will present “I Am My (word),” a new collaborative work, on Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for Studio@620 members. Visit or call 727-895-6620 for more information. “I Am My (word)” is an interdisciplinary dance work that investigates the manifestation of words and how they transition socially and generationally. As the inaugural production for the CSD ColLab Series, this performance event will feature CSD dancers as well as community dancers from Manatee School for the Arts, University of Tampa, University of South Florida, and Collective Soles Youth Ensemble. Through collaboration with Bob Devin Jones, artistic director of Studio@620, Alex Jones, the CSD artistic director, will create an evening-length dance theatre work that explores the way in which words denote ideas, shape perceptions, and explore label vs. identity, as well as the actionable effects words have within the community. Featuring choreography and direction from Audrey Richter, Alex Jones and Bob Devin Jones, this collaboration will utilize language in all its facets (spoken, written, and embodied) to explore the weight words have on our daily personal, social, and global lives.Spring for the Arts to raise money for art programsST. PETERSBURG – Spring for the Arts, Creative Clay’s annual spring fundraiser, will take place Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at Duncan McClellan’s Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The event is a celebration of the nonpro t’s 23rd anniversary of making the arts accessible to all. All funds raised directly fund Creative Clay’s programs. Included in the evening will be a silent auction with a variety of items, including a four-hour sunset cruise on a 55-foot yacht, a two-hour paddleboard tour of Weedon Island, Hamboards long board, Kala ukulele, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts Museum Store “Star Wars” package, theater packages from American Stage, Stageworks, freeFall and Jobsite Theater, as well as offerings from local restaurants. Tickets are $75 and include gourmet food by Island Flavors and ’Tings, free valet, and two drink tickets. Guests also will enjoy live music by Lounge Cat, a Hot Shop demonstration with a chance to win a glass piece of art made at the event and a $100 Lotto ticket door prize. Creative Clay member artist art will be on display and for sale throughout the evening. Member artists also will be at the event doing portraits of guests. To purchase tickets, visit Creative Clay’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. Visit Pasadena Community Band to perform The South Pasadena Community Band will perform “Music of our Time” Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place, 106th Ave., Treasure Island. The concert will be repeated Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., at South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South Pasadena. The program will feature several selections by composers who are currently writing original compositions for the bands of today. The band is composed of approximately 40 musicians who volunteer their time and talent to provide these free concerts to the community. For more information, visit Tess and the Dixie Chaps to performCLEARWATER – The Suncoast Jazz Society will sponsor Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps Sunday, April 22, 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the Kapok Events Pavilion, 930 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Admission is $15 for society members and $20 for nonmembers. This will be the nal Suncoast Jazz Society concert for the season. For information, call 727-522-6877.Studio 1212 Art Gallery to host exhibit openingCLEARWATER – An opening reception for the new exhibit “Inspired By …” will take place Sunday, March 18, 1 to 4 p.m., at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. This exhibit showcases the newest works inspired by the world around us – people, places, ideas, hopes, dreams, etc. – by the gallery’s 20 local artist members. Bad sh to perform at Jannus Live March 23ST. PETERSBURG – Bad sh, a tribute to Sublime, will perform Friday, March 23, 9 p.m., at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $12. Call 727-565-0550 or visit www. On April 13, 2001, Bad sh played its rst show in Matunuck, Rhode Island, to 500 fans, many of whom drove an hour or more to celebrate the music of a band whose run ended far too soon amid the tragic death of lead singer Brad Nowell in 1996. No one could have anticipated what the future held in store for the performers who took the stage that day. Fans considered it “rebirth” of Sublime. Bad sh went on to break attendance records up and down the East coast. Fast forward 16 years and the band is still going strong, and – despite the fact that the original Sublime has re-formed with a new singer – Bad sh still maintains the spirit of Sublime and helps to carry on their legacy with grace. For more than a decade, Pat Downes, Scott Begin and Joel Hanks – collectively known as Bad sh – have traversed borders, adopted friends, cruised highways, popped tires, loitered in parking lots, stormed clubs, blazed festivals and raised the decibel level across their broad tour terrain. Their mission, throughout their eminent career, has remained the same: bring the awesome music and message of Sublime to their spirited fans, wherever they may be. In paying tribute to one of the most galvanizing musical acts in history, Bad sh strives to revive the Sublime experience by keeping faithful to their down-to-earth, punk rock attitude. Eschewing wigs and gimmicks, Badsh’s philosophy is to deliver Sublime’s music faithfully, spread good vibes, and push the envelope of performance to create a concert experience that surges with energy and originality. In the process of mastering their act and growing a loyal fan following, the members of Bad sh have passed many milestones, including the recording of three live albums, performing with musical heroes The Wailers, and sharing the stage with members of Sublime, including saxophonists Todd Foreman and Tim Wu, and Sublime’s original drummer Bud Gaugh. While they’re proud of these achievements, their focus remains on their audience. Whether they’re playing a 50-person barroom or a raging threeday festival, Bad sh just wants to rock the house. Whenever the band plays, they bring together their eclectic listeners and conjure the thrill and the power of the music of Sublime. Photo courtesy of MICHAEL J. MEDIAJannus Live presents Bad sh, a tribute to Sublime, March 23. A&E news See A&E NEWS, page 4B 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 March 15, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19A few bumps along the way do cannot derail you when you are motivated, Aries. Just keep chugging forward and you can plow through any obstacles that spring up.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Find a way to work a vacation into your schedule, Taurus. You can probably use a respite from the daily grind, and a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered.GeminiMay 21 – June 21Gemini, if you slow down and listen to others, you may learn something new about yourself. Sometimes you have to view yourself through another’s eyes.CancerJune 22 – July 22You may have to trust a friend to handle something you would much prefer to handle yourself, Cancer. Trust that this friend will do a good job and express your gratitude. LeoJuly 23 – August 22Open your eyes to the bigger picture, Leo. Only focusing on the smallest details will prevent you from seeing the grand scheme of things. VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, an unexpected situation momentarily takes you off guard. Take a step back and reassess the situation. Some careful re ection will help you nd a solution.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Libra, when someone calls on you for advice, offer it without reading too much into why it is needed. You are there to lend support and a different viewpoint. ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Take inventory of your weaknesses, Scorpio. By recognizing your shortcomings, you can become a stronger person and both your personal and professional lives will bene t. SagittariusNovember 22 – December 21You cannot always remain under the radar, Sagittarius. Sometimes your actions will be out in full view, and you need to accept any praise and criticism as it comes.CapricornDecember 22 – January 20It’s time to prepare for an adventure of sorts, Capricorn. The excitement may be mounting this week as you get all of the details in order. Start packing for travel.AquariusJanuary 21 – February 18Lend support to a spouse or romantic interest because he or she will need it this week, Aquarius. You can’t x all problems, but you can show your support.PiscesFebruary 19 – March 20There’s little time to waste this week, Pisces. Be sure you have all of your details set and ready to go. Ef ciency is key. Across 1. Punctuation mark 6. Married woman 9. Nocturnal rodent 13. Suf x 14. A way to disappoint 15. Saddle horse 16. West African country 17. Philippine island 18. “Girls” creator Dunham 19. A type of twin 21. Groans 22. Infections 23. What a beaver makes 24. Thou 25. Make a mistake 28. Receive 29. Dresses 31. Burn the surface of 33. Where coaches observe 36. Ceremonial of ces 38. Paddle 39. The body’s main artery 41. Altered the original state 44. Alleges 45. Short-billed rails 46. Northern Thai province 48. Albanian monetary unit 49. Who the Wolverines play for 51. Oath 52. Astronomical period 54. A single unit 56. Presides over 60. Spoiled tot 61. Hillsides 62. Fertility god 63. Assuage 64. Signs a contract 65. Ancient Greek war dance 66. Allows 67. Lunar crater 68. Crash a motorcycle (Brit. slang) Down 1. Loosetting undergarment 2. Western Romanian city 3. Unit of length 4. Type of electricity 5. Article 6. Mothers 7. Monetary unit 8. Single Lens Re ex 9. Tan-colored horses 10. Region 11. Cautious in spending money 12. Belittle 14. Sarcastic 17. Fathers 20. Clothes 21. Opera’s Callas 23. Lentil dish 25. Energy-saving module 26. Make sense of a language 27. Hurries through 29. Songs to one’s lover 30. Name given to plant groups 32. Improves 34. Patriotic women 35. In amed swelling on the eyelid 37. Instrument in Indian music 40. Request 42. Make into leather without using tannin 43. De es 47. Neither 49. Flower cluster 50. Phonological unit 52. Leaves in water 53. Cavalry-sword 55. Famed American cartoonist 56. Messenger ribonucleic acid 57. Scarlett’s home 58. Make 59. Stony waste matter 61. What to do at auction 65. Incorrect letters


Entertainment 3B Leader, March 15, 2018CLEARWATER – David Bromberg, Grammy nominee, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars, will perform Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit The Godfather of Americana returns to Capitol Theatre with the David Bromberg Quintet. In 2016, Bromberg released a wonderfully curated album, lled with selections of deep cuts from the blues genre and original composition. The album – “The Whole Blues and Nothing but the Blues” – was produced by Levon Helm and Bob Dylan’s longtime collaborator Larry Campbell. Bromberg found his inspiration for the album when he heard Willie Nelson repeat a quote from Texas ddler Johnny Gimble: “There’s only two kinds of music – the Star-Spangled Banner and the Blues.” Through Bromberg’s unparalleled playing and gift for interpretation and Campbell’s tasteful horn arrangements, the record reaches electrifying heights as well as intimate acoustic moments, breathing fresh life into the songs of Robert Johnson, Bobby Charles, George “Little Hat” Jones, Ray Charles and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others. Ray Charles’ “A Fool for You” is one of many album stand-outs, featuring just Bromberg on a spellbinding solo acoustic guitar and vocal performance. This is Bromberg’s 18th album, the latest in a solo career that began in 1971 on his self-titled debut. Bromberg was born in Philadelphia in 1945 and raised in Tarrytown, New York. “As a kid, I listened to rock ’n’ roll and whatever else was on the radio,” Bromberg said in a biography on his website. “I discovered Pete Seeger and The Weavers and, through them, Reverend Gary Davis. I then discovered Big Bill Broonzy, who led me to Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues. This was more or less the same time I discovered Flatt and Scruggs, which led to Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.” Bromberg began studying guitar at age 13 and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major. The Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-’60s drew him to the downtown clubs and coffeehouses, where he could watch and learn from the best performers, including primary sources such as his inspiration and teacher, the Reverend Gary Davis. Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing earned him jobs playing the Village “basket houses” for tips, the occasional paying gig, and employment as a backing musician for Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker and Rosalie Sorrels, among others. He became a rst-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (“New Morning,” “Self Portrait,” “Dylan”), Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and Carly Simon. An unexpected and wildly successful solo spot for 600,000 concert goers at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in Great Britain led to a solo deal with Columbia Records, for whom Bromberg recorded four albums. His eponymous 1971 debut included “The Holdup,” a songwriting collaboration with former Beatle George Harrison, who also played slide guitar on the track. Bromberg also met the Grateful Dead and wound up with four of their members playing on his next two albums. Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music, and his touring band grew apace. By the mid-’70s, the David Bromberg Big Band included horn players, a violinist, and several multi-instrumentalists, including Bromberg himself. After a hiatus in recording and touring, Bromberg released the Grammy-nominated “Try Me One More Time,” his 2007 solo return to the studio. Bromberg picked up where he left off, continuing his musical revitalization and playing shows on his own, with the David Bromberg Quartet, and reunions of the David Bromberg Big Band. In 2009, spurred by a suggestion from John Hiatt that he come to Hiatt’s Nashville studio to “mess around,” Bromberg came up with the idea for “Use Me” – an album featuring Bromberg with Hiatt and other friends like Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Tim O’Brien, Vince Gill, Widespread Panic, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo’ and Linda Ronstadt. Each guest artist either wrote or selected a song and then produced Bromberg interpretation of their suggested tune, thereby ful lling Bromberg’s request to “Use Me.” Today, he continues to bring his characteristic devotional intensity to his music, invigorating his surprise third act with the same passion he felt as a teen, spinning those blues 78s, just before the road called. For artist information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.david For venue information, visit Bromberg Quintet to perform at Capitol Theatre Photo courtesy of DAVID BROMBERGDavid Bromberg brings the David Bromberg Quintet to Capitol Theatre March 22.As the likelihood of finding a diplomatic solution fades, the Israeli government sets in motion an extraordinary plan to free the prisoners before time runs out. Combining vivid historical details with pulse-quickening suspense, “7 Days in Entebbe” is a powerful depiction of an international crisis that stunned the world.‘Love, Simon’Genre: Drama Cast: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale Director: Greg Berlanti Rated: PG-13 Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: He’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti with a screenplay by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, “Love, Simon” is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of nding yourself and falling in love. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.‘I Can Only Imagine’Genre: Drama Cast: Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Priscilla Shirer and Madeline Carroll Directors: Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin Rated: PG It’s the multi-platinum song that brought hope to millions. The inspiring, incredible, and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved song is the basis for this brand-new movie from the Erwin Brothers and producer Kevin Downes. A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, “I Can Only Imagine” beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love – or from an eternal home in Heaven.‘Flower’Genre: Comedy Cast: Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, Tim Heidecker, Joey Morgan, Dylan Gelula and Maya Eshet Director: Max Winkler Rated: R Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) is a 17-year-old recracker living with her single mom Laurie (Kathryn Hahn) and mom’s new boyfriend Bob (Tim Heidecker) in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. When Bob’s mentally unbalanced son Luke (Joey Morgan) arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica nds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala (Dylan Gelula) and Claudine (Maya Eshet) in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a dark secret of high-school teacher Will (Adam Scott), with perilous results; their teenage kicks become a catalyst for growing up in unexpected and unpredictable ways. ‘Allure’Genre: Drama Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone, Denis O’Hare and Maxim Roy Directors: Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez Rated: Not rated Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) works as a house cleaner for her father’s company but her personal life is not so pristine. Rough around the edges, looking for love in all the wrong places, her heartbreaking behavior points to hardships of the past. One day on the job, in yet another house, Laura meets Eva (Julia Sarah Stone), a quiet teenager unhappy with her disciplined life. In Eva, Laura rediscovers an innocent tenderness. In Laura, Eva nds a thrilling rebel who can bring her into unknown territories. 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4B Entertainment Leader, March 15, 2018Alice Cooper to play Ruth Eckerd Hall CLEARWATER – A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper will conjure up dark and horror-themed theatrics and classic hits Friday, March 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $48.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. On tour in support of “Paranormal,” his latest album release, Cooper promises a show that will shock the audience and keep concertgoers on the edge of their seats. Cooper’s career exploded in the 1970s with hits such as “School’s Out,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “Muscle of Love” and continued to grow throughout the ‘80s when his album “Trash” was released. Featuring “Poison,” a massive hit single, the album became his biggest selling album and single. As he heads back out on the concert trail each year, Cooper insists he’s still motivated to continue touring and recording albums as well as making time for side projects like Cooper’s Town, his Phoenix-based restaurant and sports bar; and his “Nights with Alice Cooper” nightly radio show, syndicated domestically and worldwide on more than 100 stations. Cooper has created a brand of hard rock inspired by horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock in a theatrically magni cent manner. Known as “the architect of shock-rock,” this awe-inspiring artist presents a grand stage performance that includes astonishing props ranging from boa constrictors to guillotines and gallows. Cooper often says he enjoys the performance as much as his audience, as he is excited to share this oneof-a-kind rock-psycho-drama with the world. In addition to his success in music, Cooper has appeared in many movies, including “Wayne’s World” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” as well as on countless television shows such as “Something Wilder” and “That ’70s Show.” He wrote and published his own memoir, “Golf Monster,” in 2007, that explicates his pathway from childhood to rock stardom. Cooper has received several honors and awards for his accomplishments including his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and released in July 2017, “Paranormal” is Coopers 20th studio album and is his rst album of original material in six years. According to Atom Splitter PR, it’s a weird and wonderful collection of guitar-driven delights featuring guests such as ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members. “Paranormal” is full of surprises and riveting turns. In keeping with his passion for the unexpected, the singer decided to steer clear of writing another concept album like 2011’s “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” and focused on creating an explosive collection of unforgettable standalone songs. On “Paranormal,” Cooper and Ezrin go back to their roots and create the raw garage sound that fans loved and still love. With the beloved sound of Cooper’s early days, fans will feel like they’re taken back straight to the ’70s. Perhaps the biggest surprise on “Paranormal” is the historic two-song mini-reunion with his former bandmates: guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith. The two songs – “Genuine American Girl” and the Who-inspired “You and All Your Friends” – stand out, as in their iconic sound being instantly recognizable. In addition to the 12 new tracks on “Paranormal,” the singer has included a bonus disc of his current band playing killer live versions of some of The Coop’s greatest hits, such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “School’s Out.” For a complete list of tour dates and information, visit www.alicecooper. com. For venue information, visit Photo by ROB FENN/ATOM SPLITTER PRAlice Cooper performs March 23 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.Central Park Performing Arts Center to welcome young guitar virtuoso Jake CastroLARGO – As part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, talented 16-year-old Jake Castro will perform Monday, March 26, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727587-6793 or visit Even at his young age, Castro has already become a dynamic, seasoned musician. According to his of cial website, Castro has always had a love for all kinds of music thanks to his parents. Throughout his childhood, his father always had music playing at home or in the car. Castro would sing along. At age 6, he set out on his performing career. He acquired his first guitar that year and began taking lessons. Soon he was performing in the Bradenton area with mother serving as support team, roadie and gentle critic. At age 9, Castro met booking agent Cyndee Boelkins and country music star Jeff Cook of Alabama. A few years later, he was asked to perform with Jeff Cook’s band The AGB. Suddenly, everything changed. Through that performance he picked up two band members and they started playing locally, performing at the Mahaffey Theatre, the Florida Strawberry Festival, the St. Pete Beach Summer Concert Series and several other festivals. Castro has also performed at Tootsie’s in Nashville and Vamp’d in Las Vegas. Even with his commitment to performing, Castro keeps up with his education. He is home-schooled and currently in the 11th grade. He spends his days practicing his music skills and evenings doing school work and occasionally playing out when time permits. He is also studying music theory with Byron Fry. On stage, Castro is joined by three lifelong professional musicians who have toured the world with some of the biggest names in the industry. His bandmates include drummer Tim Conway, bassist Doc Mambo and keyboard player John Zych. Conway has been part of the Jake Castro Band since the first day of its existence. He is a professional touring drummer and recording studio musician. Conway has been performing since he was 12 years old. His rst professional gig was with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. His gig list includes Joan Jett, The Drifters, The Bellamy Brothers, Bertie Higgins and Marty Balin. Conway is also a studio musician and has recorded at Sun Studios Memphis, Abbey Road in London and Ocean Way Nashville. According to Castro’s website, Conway is the heartbeat of the Jake Castro Band. Born in Cuba, Mambo came from a musical family. He arrived in the United States as a youngster. His mother nurtured his fascination with music. Mambo toured for many years with the G-Force, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Damon Fowler and Tito Puente. In addition to being a keyboard player, Zych is a music producer. He started playing in bands at the age of 14 in upstate New York. In the early 1990s, he relocated to the Los Angeles area where he attended the Grove School of Music. He also started playing gigs on the Sunset Strip at clubs such as Whiskey a Go Go and The Roxy. By the late 1990s, Zych was in New York City running his own project studio in Brooklyn and playing clubs such as B.B. King’s, the Bitter End and CBGB’s. He’s played behind or opened for several notable artists like Tavares, Debbie Gibson, The Coasters, Barbara Harris & The Toys, Ashanti, Lloyd Banks and Chic. In 2016, Zych moved to Tampa and joined Castro and company in the Jake Castro Band. Castro and his band mates perform rock and roll oldies, latin rock, blues, country and funk. Concertgoers can expect to hear hits from artists such as Chuck Berry, The Eagles, Santana and many more. Photo courtesy of JACK CASTROAs part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, Jake Castro plays Central Park Performing Arts Center March 26. Those who attend the show will have an opportunity to win a basket full of original artwork and art supplies valued at over $100. In addition, attendees may vote for their favorite artwork. The artist with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award. Studio 1212 Art Gallery was founded in 1970 by former students of William Pachner. The gallery is open to the public each Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, visit or call 727-999-1524.Tony Sands brings Sinatra tribute to Central Park Performing Arts CenterLARGO – “It Was a Very Good Year,” a Frank Sinatra tribute starring Tony Sands, will be presented Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit Both Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr. may be gone, but the legacy lives on through tribute artist Tony Sands. Sands has performed across the United States and, according to a press release, he is the “next best thing” to seeing Sinatra perform. Sands has incorporated stunning graphics that entice audiences the moment the stage lights dim and the music begins. Las Vegas Reviews of “It Was a Very Good Year” have praised Sands not only for his uncanny vocal re-creation of Sinatra, but for his mannerisms that help create the illusion that Ol’ Blues Eyes is back. Sands will be performing such hits as “That’s Life,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “My Way,” “New York, New York” and many more. Sands will be accompanied by his eight-piece band.Florida CraftArt to open new exhibition ST. PETERSBURG – Florida CraftArt will present “Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life,” running April 6 through May 29, at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The exhibition will feature 42 artists from around the country. Those whose works are featured have been selected from a call to artists to submit works that represent, in their own vision, the theme of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). AARP is the presenting sponsor of the exhibition. The works represent a variety of ne-craft media including ceramic, wood, glass, ber, metal and mixed media. The curator of the show is Mark Noll, a St. Petersburg artist whose works are collected worldwide. “Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of the departed,” Noll said in a press release. “I asked artists to explore remembrance and the celebration of those who have left us, to express the bonds that tie us to those who have moved on and how they affected our lives. This exhibition is a study of the past from a place in the present, a requiem for our loved ones and friends.” A section of the exhibition showcases 160 sugar skull-shaped wood plaques decorated by invited artists to raise funds for children’s programs at Florida CraftArt. These artists come not only from the United States, but also from Canada and Australia. “Sugar skulls are such a prominent part of Day of the Dead,” Noll explained. “These all started with the same plywood skull-shaped forms, but each artist brought his or her own unique vision, some fun and playful while others were imbued with deep personal meaning.” According to the press release, 45 percent of the proceeds from the sale of these skulls will go directly to the children’s programs and many of the artists have also donated their commissions to the fund. Dirk Armstrong, assistant curator for the Dal Museum, will choose the awards that will be presented at the opening reception set for Friday, April 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Many of the artists will attend the opening. People are encouraged to theme dress for the opening and traditional face painting will be available from 4:30 p.m. Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served at the receptions. Programming for the exhibition includes artistic workshops, lectures and performances. For information, visit or call 727-821-7391. Admission is free. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Quinn reschedules appearance at CapitolCLEARWATER – Stand-up comedian and actor Colin Quinn has rescheduled his stop at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets will be honored on the new date, Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. All tickets purchased for the Feb. 17 date will be honored at the new date. Reserved tickets start at $22.50 and are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket of ce, 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. Call 727-7917400 or visit Pete City Theatre to stage ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg City Theatre will present “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the rst musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, opening Thursday, March 15, at the theater, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. The show will run through March 25. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Call 727-866-1973 or visit A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, “Jesus Christ Superstar” follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” Coachman Park Concert Series heats up with funk, classic rock legendsCLEARWATER – The king of funk music and a pair of rock and roll hall of famers will be jamming out in Clearwater as part of the 2018 Coachman Park Concert Series. Located on the beautiful waterfront of downtown Clearwater, Coachman Park is like no other venue in the Tampa Bay area, offering a more intimate setting for visitors to get an up-close and personal experience with artists performing. Getting the concert series warmed up will be legendary bandleader, songwriter and record producer George Clinton and his band Parliament Funkadelic. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will bring the funk to Coachman Park on Cinco De Mayo –Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Clinton, at 76-years-young, revolutionized R&B during the ’70s with his eclectic form of funk music and psychedelic culture. He would later form the Parliament Funkadelic Machine and continue to dominate the music industry, recording three platinum albums and capturing more than 40 R&B hit singles. Music icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists John Fogerty and ZZ top will bring their Blues and Bayous Tour to Coachman Park Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m. Fogerty not only founded, but was also the lead singer, lead guitarist and main songwriter for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. CCR had nine gold albums along with nine Top 10 singles, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Fogerty went solo in 1972 pumping out hits like “Down on the Corner,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and more. He is also listed as one of the 100 greatest guitarists and 100 greatest singers by Rolling Stone Magazine. Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill make up the legendary rock band ZZ Top. Formed in 1969, ZZ Top has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide which include 11 gold, seven platinum and three multi-platinum records; making them one of the top selling artists in the United States. Tickets for both shows are already on sale. Visit A&E NEWS, from page 2B Photo courtesy of FLORIDA CRAFTARTA sugar skull created by Carmen Cadena is part of “Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life,” a new exhibition opening April 6 at Florida CraftArt. 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He’s performed all over the country, and on Wednesday, March 21st he’ll be at Central Park Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm for one show only. Las Vegas Reviews of “A Very Good Year” have praised Sands not only for his uncanny vocal re-creation of Sinatra, but for his mannerisms that help create the illusion that Ol’ Blue Eyes is back. Sands will be performing such hits as That’s Life, Come Fly With Me, Luck Be A Lady, My Way, New York New York and many more. Sands will be accompanied by his Eight Piece Band. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind musical tribute to Frank Sinatra. It’s as if Frank walked off the screen and onto the stage. For tickets, call 727-587-6739. 031518


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