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For the fourth straight year, motorcyclists and others gathered to honor Phoebe Jonchuck, a 5-year-old girl who was thrown off the Dick Misener Bridge by her father in 2015. Riders met at the Bellissimo Italian Eatery in Largo on March 25 for breakfast before traveling to the Sunshine Skyway rest area on the north end of the bridge for a ower drop. They then rode to the Red Tiki in Pinellas Park for a scholarship bene t party, which included music, raf e prizes and auction items. The event bene ted the Phoebe Jonchuck scholarship fund, which is set up with St. Petersburg College, and honors Phoebe's life by raising awareness of child abuse, anger and mental health issues. In the past three years, more than $10,000 has been raised for a scholarship for college students in the social service or mental health elds. More photos on page 4A. ENTERTAINMENT March 29, 2018 Features Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . . .13A County . . . . . . . . . . 6A, 9A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-3, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . . . .8A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5A Military . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .6A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .10A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .11ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Police have identified the man who was shot and killed during what was called a "violent, explosive situation" at a Largo gas station Friday night. Police said Linus F. Phillip, 30, was killed at the Wawa at 1215 N. Missouri Ave. when he injured an of cer while trying to elude arrest. According to police, Officers Matthew Steiner and Prentice Ables were on patrol at 5:55 p.m. when they noticed a Nissan Altima with illegally tinted windows. When the of cers ran the tag on the car, they found out it was a rental car and thought it was odd, so they followed it until it stopped to get gas, according to Lt. Randall Chaney, public information officer for the LPD. "Rental cars don't usually have illegally tinted windows," Chaney said March 27. "Hertz isn't going to tint their windows to where their customers will get stopped, so they thought that was kind of strange and that's why they elected to just get out and talk to him about it." Police said they engaged Phillip in a conversation at the Wawa, which one independent witness described as "polite" on the part of the of cers. While standing near Phillip's car, police said the of cers smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle, and, as they attempted to detain Phillip, he jumped into the Police: Fatal shooting self-defenseLargo of cer shoots, kills driver who nearly ran him over at Wawa, police say Little girl’s memory leaves big legacy By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Forward Pinellas Board members approved staff's recommendations for grant awards for two separate programs March 14. Planning Manager Chelsea Favero presented information about Complete Streets applicants. In its second year, the program awards $100,000 for concept planning projects and puts construction projects for up to $1 million on a priority list for funding by the Florida Department of Transportation. Favero said staff was recommending that the city of Dunedin receive $100,000 for its concept-planning project for Skinner Boulevard from Alt. U.S. 19 to Bass Boulevard. The city will provide a 50 percent match. The only other applicant was the city of St. Petersburg for an East-West Transportation Plan. Favero said St. Petersburg received a grant last year and staff wanted to ensure equity in funding. In addition, Dunedin's plan had a greater potential for land use transformation and for economic development. Forward Pinellas Board member Michael Smith, who also is a Largo city commissioner, objected to staff's pick for the construction project to add to the FDOT priority list. Largo and the city of Rosery Rd. project still in mix for state grantFDOT to choose between Oldsmar, Largo projects for $100,000 in funding Hydroponics business owner says he didn't receive enough essay submissions, will refund entry feesOwner pulls the plug on contest to give away store By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO In August, Allan Bednar, owner of Simply Hydroponics and Organics on Ulmerton Road, launched a contest to give away his business. The rules were simple: Pay $100, submit a 250-word essay on why you want to own the store and agree to operate the business as a hydroponics store for at least one year. A panel of judges would then settle on a favorite and the winner would be announced April 2. Bednar said he hoped to put a smile on someone's face while earning enough money to put a smile on his own. Unfortunately, there will be no winners April 2 and certainly no smiles after a March 19 post on the company's Facebook page announced the contest was canceled. "Thank you to everyone who entered our Win This Business' Essay Contest," the Facebook post reads. "Unfortunately, we did not receive the required amount of entries to make the contest move forward. Getting excited for Easter? There are plenty of events around the county to check out … Page 8A. TBN’s newest special section highlights the best shopping, dining, arts, history and cultural events in Pinellas County … InsideA blueprint to the best parts of Pinellas Safety Harbor gets ready for SongFestThe Safety Harbor Art & Music Center will present the fifth annual Safety Harbor SongFest on Saturday, April 7, at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park. The festival will feature performances by Fantastic Negrito, Josh Ritter, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Larkin Poe, Selwyn Birchwood, Meiko, Daniel Mohr, Betty Fox, Mountain Holler, Kristopher James, Ari Chi, The Urban Gypsies of Florida and others. … Page 8B. LARGO Wrong-way crash proves to be fatalA 26-year-old St. Petersburg woman died at a local hospital from injuries suffered in a crash that occurred March 25 on 66th Street North in Largo. Four others teens were seriously injured and transported to local hospitals. … Page 6A. COMMUNITY Town weighs in on West Bay projectBelleair Shore became the rst to formally oppose a plan to add bike and pedestrian paths on West Bay Drive, while narrowing traf c lanes. The town commission at their March 20 meeting unanimously approved a resolution drafted by the town attorney "expressing opposition to the proposed West Bay Drive plan proposals and any intended narrowing of the lanes." … Page 13A. COUNTY Fewer residents happy with countyFewer residents recommended Pinellas County as a place to live, work, raise children and retire, according to the 2018 Telephonic Study of Citizens Values. Callers were asked if they would recommend Pinellas as a place to live. Ninety-two percent answered de nitely or probably down from 96 percent in 2017 and 94 percent in 2016. Four percent said they were unsure, an increase from 2 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2016. Four percent said probably not or de nitely not, which was up from 2 percent in 2018 and 3 percent in 2016. … Page 6A. VIEWPOINTS Joe HendersonCan you name your lawmaker?… Page 11A. BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE See ROSERY ROAD, page 4A See CONTEST, page 4A PUBLIC SAFETY New spring promotion allows you to take the library outdoorsThe Largo Public Library features scores of collections that allow readers to exercise their imaginations and brains. The library’s newest collection – Toys for the Park – will allow patrons to exercise their muscles. Beginning Sunday, April 1, when patrons stop in to pick up a book to read in Largo Central Park, they also can pick a free toy. Footballs, kites, Frisbees, jump ropes, and even ponchos for rainy days, can be checked out at the main desk using a library card, and they are free to keep. Those who don’t have a library card can stop in with a valid driver’s license and sign up in minutes. The promotion will last through May, or as long as supplies last, and there is a limit of two items per card. Linus F. 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Largo 3A Leader, March 29, 2018 City of Largo Communications and Marketing TeamEditor’s Note: This is part of a series of columns provided by the city of Largo that will run quarterly and highlight the city’s brand, mission, vision and values. Conveniently located just a stone's throw from beautiful beaches and surrounded by Pinellas County's natural settings, Largo boasts being the fourth largest city in Tampa Bay. Largo offers a great quality of life for residents with affordable living and its central location to just about everywhere. Valued green spaces, an engaged and active community along with safe and attractive streets have all contributed to Largo's desirability. Working toward Largo's vision to be the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay, the city of Largo unveiled the new city brand and logo to the public this month. Guided by Largo's new Strategic Plan and crafted in-house by the Communications and Marketing team, Largo's new brand aims to focus on a sustainable future, public safety and to create community pride. Creating a Sustainable FutureLargo's Strategic Plan and new brand are deeply rooted in the idea of sustainable growth for the community and organization. When you look at the bottom green portion of the new logo, what do you see? If you look closely, you'll notice a green leaf which represents Largo's hallmark beautiful and award-winning parks and green spaces. The green leaf also represents Largo's strategic goal of creating a sustainable future, upcoming launch of the first Largo Environmental Action Plan and accountable spending and budgeting.Focus on Public SafetyResidents and businesses of Largo value a safe and attractive community, both now and looking into the future. This focus places the roles of Police, Fire, Code Enforcement and Planning personnel in a position of critical importance. The city invests in highly skilled and trained professionals, a proactive Code Enforcement division as well as first-class public safety services and re prevention. The importance of public health and safety to the community is represented in the new logo by the central blue area, just above the landscape created with the green leaf.Inspiring Community PrideLargo desires to connect and engage the diverse population of Largo businesses, residents and visitors, all blending together to create a united community. We celebrate and boast our community's national and local recognition: Forbes Magazine's 25 Best Places to Retire, GoodCall. com's Top 50 Cities for New Graduates to Live and Work and 33778 as One of the Hottest Zip Codes by the Tampa Bay Times. Largo prides itself on having an endless supply of sun, warm weather and idyllic tropical setting. These elements are represented by the coral color on the top portion of the new Largo logo, and also creates a sunset over the wellmaintained streets of the city.Tagline: NaturallyThe tagline, "Naturally" captures Largo's brand personality, is exible and can be used in a variety of ways. Naturally Connected. Naturally Sustainable. Naturally Friendly. Naturally Safe. Naturally Engaged.Other Elements of the BrandWhere else will you see the new brand? This spring, the launch of a new, featuring a modern and updated design, will focus on city services and community programs. You may also see the logo on the uniforms of hardworking city staff and on city vehicles, along with updated city signage and official communications from Largo. Regular replacement schedules will roll out slowly and as needed in order to align with Largo's tradition of responsible spending and budgeting.Notable and Recognizable in Tampa BayOur central location, attractive community and superior parks and leisure services make Largo the easy and most natural choice for your home, business and recreation needs. Our dedicated staff, inspiring leaders and involved community all make Largo the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay Naturally!Largo: Your Community of Choice Naturally! LPD to offer free training sessionsLARGO The Largo Police Department will be offering ALICE training from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, on Saturday, April 7, and at Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, on Sunday, April 8. ALICE, which stands for, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, aims to familiarize citizens with options available to them if they find themselves on the scene of an active-shooter incident. 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4A Largo Leader, March 29, 2018 Around LargoGolf tournament bene ts football programCLEARWATER The sixth annual golf tournament to bene t the Clearwater High School Tornado football team is Saturday, April 14, at Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road in Largo. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Golfers will be provided a great day full of free food, 18 holes of golf, carts, tree range balls, automatic entry in a $10,000 hole on one contest with many chances to win a wide variety of prizes, rounds of golf to elite and some private courses around the area, gift certi cates to several restaurants and more. Early bird registration is $100 per individual and $360 per foursome until sold out. Afterwards, registration is $125 per individual and $400 per foursome. To register or for more information, visit golf-tournament or call 727-222-3479. 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.Library to host Trade School Fair LARGO The Largo Public Library is sponsoring a Trade School Fair with representatives from area colleges and trade schools Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event, which will be held in the Jenkins Community Wing, is open to everyone and will give new graduates, and those thinking about a career change, an opportunity to explore the possibilities available to them in the Tampa Bay area.Spring Health Fling returns to parkLARGO Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation will present its seventh annual Spring Health Fling on Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Largo Central Park. The health festival is a community event celebrating families and promoting healthy lifestyles. It includes music, children's activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages. Admission to the park is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. The event will host a number of community organizations and businesses that focus on health and wellness. Visit ing.html.Duo to combine poetry, music at libraryLARGO American Roots duo Moonshine Holler will perform poetry set to music Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Largo Public Library. Featuring Appalachian ballads, blues and breakdowns on musical instruments, such as the fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele, Moonshine Holler presents an energetic and educational romp through rural American music and dance that entertains and enlightens audiences of all ages. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in Gallery 120.PawFest returns to Central ParkLARGO Man's best friend will take center stage when PawFest returns to Largo Central Park on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 12th annual event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Largo MidPinellas Foundation Inc. and the city of Largo, is a free carnival that provides children and families an opportunity to interact and have fun with dogs. Children and canines can participate in games, activities, lessons and demonstrations. Vendors who specialize in pet-related products also will be on hand and plenty of dogs will be available for adoption. Among the activities will be obedience, agility, skill and safety demonstrations, contests, health screenings, pet identi cation and handson crafts. A Largo Police K-9 demonstration also will be presented. Plenty of food and beverages will be available. The event will support and raise awareness for local animal rescue organizations, and all funds raised will go back into the community through the continued volunteer work of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis Club and the Largo High School Key Club. For more information, call 727-536-0412 or visit www.facebook. com/KiwanisClubLargo.Catch a movie at Central ParkLARGO Bring a blanket or chair to Largo Central Park to enjoy a free movie on the lawn Friday, March 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 can also bring a portable radio or headset and tune to 107.9 to bring the sound directly to their blanket or chair. For more information, visit Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Highland to hold Gaming, Comic Convention LARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host the rst Largo Playcon on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In partnership with M&M Video Games, the family-friendly event is for fans of all ages with an appreciation for gaming and comics. Featured will be vendors catering to these interests that include toys and collectibles, artwork, apparel, comic books, games and more. There will also be gaming competitions and free play, a costume contest, cosplay guest and a chance to meet local comic book artists. Event wristbands are on sale now and can be purchased at Highland Recreation, M&M Video Games locations and online at The cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Children age 4 and younger get in free. For more information, call 727-587-6740, ext. 2104, or visit Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-518-3131.Classes and lessons Adult tap and ballet classes: Tap classes are Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ballet classes are Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. For an additional cost, participants may stay for a choreography class that builds off the technique taught each week. Tap Technique is $4.50 for members and the combination class is $7 for members. Ballet classes cost $7.50 per class for members. Ukulele lessons: Hourlong private lessons are $25. Students must provide their own ukulele. Instructor Michael Desselle will focus on basic chords, timing, strumming and learning melodies.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned 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 See LARGO, page 5A Photos by JIM LAYFIELDParticipants of the fourth annual Phoebe Jonchuck Memorial Ride gather for a photo at the Bellissimo Italian Eatery in Largo on March 25. Motorcyclists and others gathered to honor Phoebe Jonchuck, a 5-year-old girl who was thrown off the Dick Misener Bridge by her father in 2015. Riders traveled to the Sunshine Skyway rest area on the north end of the bridge for a ower drop and then rode to the Red Tiki in Pinellas Park for a scholarship bene t party.For the entries that did come in, we appreciate your participation and we will be refunding your entry fee as soon as possible." Bednar said he was disappointed and that the business he has cultivated for more than 25 years is now on the market, but declined to comment further. The winner of the contest was to receive the entire business at 7949 Ulmerton Road, including the 2,700-square-foot building, inventory, real estate, website, social media accounts, property, vendor list and computer systems. In a November interview, Bednar of Largo said he started the contest because he wanted to make sure a new owner shares his passion for urban gardening, but also because he was hoping to at least recoup the value of the business. In order to do so, he said the contest would need about 7,000 entries. If it fell short, he said he had the right to call the contest off. "There were not that many entries," a post on the company's Facebook page stated. "Believe me it cost way more to advertise and promote not to mention all the work. We are just as unhappy as everyone else. Sorry." LARGO The David Haines Memorial FootGolf Tournament to bene t the Pinellas Chapter of Special Olympics Florida will be held Saturday, April 21, at the Largo Municipal Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. Registration for the event, which substitutes soccer for golf balls, will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Play will begin at 10 a.m. and continue for the nine-hole course until noon, but participants may complete the 18-hole course. Prizes, however, will be awarded on scores from nine holes only. The Golf Course CafÂŽ will be open for lunch, and water will be furnished throughout the tournament. The cost is $20 per person and $20 per "virtual" player for those wishing to contribute but not actually play. Each entry fee includes nine holes and an opportunity to win prizes. Each paid entry sponsors a Special Olympics athlete to participate in the tournament. An adult must accompany players age 13 and younger. No cleats will be allowed on the course. Players may bring their own regulation size 5 soccer ball or one will be provided. A silent auction will be conducted throughout the tournament and each player will receive a special swag bag. Registration can be completed online at specialolympicsflorida. org/pinellas/foot-golf-scramble. For more information, contact Beth Langley at or Julie Brecher at JulieBrecher@so .org or 727-439-1968. The tournament has been renamed in honor of Haines, who passed in November. He was the Special Olympics Pinellas County coordinator from 2000-2017 and was well-loved and respected by athletes, coaches, parents and colleagues as he began his special education career at Countryside High School and Tyrone Middle School. He was inducted into the Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame in March 2017.FootGolf tournament to bene t Special Olympics SPORTS Oldsmar both applied and staff chose the Oldsmar project to construct a 1/2-mile of roadway from St. Petersburg Drive from Dartmouth Avenue to Bayview Boulevard within the city's redevelopment area. Largo had applied for money for a 1.25-mile, two-lane roadway on Rosery Road from Missouri Avenue to Eagle Lake Park, which would connect to the Pinellas Trail. The $1 million request, with a matching $5 million from the city, also would pay for improvements to sidewalks and bicycle accommodations. Smith argued that Largo's project would provide "more bang for the buck" than the one in Oldsmar. He said it was a lifesafety project due to the number of crashes in the area and pedestrian and bicyclists' deaths. Staff had recommended the Oldsmar project because it had a higher ability for "transformational impact," and the roadway has a greater mix of land uses than Largo's, which is primarily singlefamily residential. Oldsmar's targeted roadway also has been identi ed as a multimodal corridor on the Future Land Use Map. Staff questioned whether Largo would be able to bring a regional trail connection through the corridor or just bike lanes. Smith asked why Forward Pinellas couldn't recommend both projects for FDOT's priority list. In the end, the Board agreed to recommend both projects with a higher ranking for the Oldsmar project. Board member Sandra Bradbury, who is also Pinellas Park Mayor, asked what criteria staff used to rank projects for grants and other recommendations, giving the example of a points system. Whit Blanton, Forward Pinellas executive director, said staff looks for projects that are most creative and exible for Complete Streets funding. "We didn't want to be overly restrictive using a point based system to inhibit creativity," he said. Board members also discussed giving priority to projects that provide matching grants; however, Board member Dave Eggers, who also serves on the County Commission, said that could disadvantage smaller municipalities. Blanton said staff would evaluate the situation and make recommendations for the future. Concept Planning funding will be available July 1, and construction projects will be added to the priority list in September.Planning and Place-Making grantsRodney Chatman, Planning Division manager, said when the application period ended for the Planning and Place-Making Grant pilot program, staff had received four applications vying for a share of $50,000 in money allocated by the Pinellas Planning Council. The main requirement for applications was that projects had to be related to the implementation of Planning and Urban Design Principles. Pinellas County requested $50,000 to help pay for a project estimated to cost $141,000 to implement form-based code for downtown Palm Harbor. According to the Form-Based Code Institute, "Form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code is a regulation, not a mere guideline, adopted into city, town, or county law. A form-based code offers a powerful alternative to conventional zoning regulation." Staff recommended that the county receive a $25,000 grant. The city of St. Petersburg submitted an application asking for $50,000 for two projects of $25,000, which was the total cost of the projects. The rst part was to develop graphic illustrations of nine "missing middle" housing typologies and the second part was an analysis of current lending practices for "missing middle" housing project nancing. According to information on, "Missing Middle is a range of multiunit or clustered housing types compatible in scale with singlefamily homes that help meet the growing demand for walkable urban living." Staff recommended that the city receive a $25,000 grant. driver's seat and tried to ee. Police said Steiner, a seven-year veteran with the LPD, was trapped halfway inside the vehicle and dragged while Phillip put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated. The driver's door was open and the concrete bollards were close, so police said Steiner red his weapon four times in self-defense, striking Phillip all four times. Steiner then fell from the driver's compartment and passed beneath the driver's door, which brushed him. Police said Steiner narrowly avoided being run over as the car slammed into the bollards. After striking another car and hitting more bollards, the vehicle came to rest between the rows of gas pumps, police said. Both officers and responding backups began medical assistance to Phillip and called for Fire Rescue paramedics. Steiner was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with minor injuries, and Phillip was taken to Largo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. During a news conference Friday night, Chaney said the actions of Steiner, an officer with the department's Problem Oriented Policing unit, may have done more than save his own life. "At the time that the officer felt he was in peril for his own life and took action, it stopped the actions of the suspect at the time and it may very well have prevented people from being injured or possibly killed at that parking lot tonight," said Chaney, who estimated there were probably about a dozen people at the store. Police said a significant amount of crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, marijuana and in excess of $1,500 were found in Phillip's car. Phillip served two stints in prison for sales and possession of cocaine and methamphetamine, and was out of prison on early release. He had previous arrests for driving while his license was suspended or revoked, fleeing and eluding police, tampering with evidence and traf cking in methamphetamine. Because of the nature of the incident, Chaney said the LPD and state will conduct follow-up investigations. "We do an internal investigation to make sure no laws were broken and no policies were violated by the of cers and then, at the same time, the State Attorney's Of ce, because it was a police-involved shooting, does an independent investigation," he said. Chaney added that Steiner is in good condition. "He's doing OK, all things considered," he said. "It's a very dif cult situation to go through something like this." Photo courtesy of BRUCE BLAZEJKiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas President Bruce Blazej presents featured speaker Jan Brubaker of New Life Solutions three packages of baby layettes from the club during its meeting March 22. Items in each layette included a diaper bag, diapers, baby wipes, blankets, crib sheets, towels, bottles, clothing, paci ers, and more. The donations will go to new mothers who deliver babies at A Woman's Place Medical Clinic (formerly known as The Pinellas Pregnancy Center) on East Bay Drive in Largo, and is part of the Largo club's "Young Children Priority One" Kiwanis project. For more information, visit www. The club meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Suncoast CafÂŽ in Largo on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call 727-536-0412 or visit new mothers Phoebe Jonchuck Memorial Ride SHOOTING, from page 1A CONTEST, from page 1A ROSERY ROAD, from page 1A


Largo 5A Leader, March 29, 2018captioning when available. Light concessions will be available. Check the Largo Lantern or call 727-5183131 for a listing of movies. Open Mic Night: First Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Bring acoustic instruments or choose from thousands of songs in house. Family-friendly comedians and spoken-word performers are welcome. Cost is $5 and limited concessions will be available, including beer and wine. Line dance parties: Fourth Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Line dancing is a low-impact exercise for all ages. Beginner dancers can easily follow the more seasoned dancers on our split floor setup in the Goodman Ballroom. Admission is $8 per person.Group 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 sign-in at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $8, which includes lunch and a special guest speaker. The next meeting will be Tuesday, 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 321-288-1239.Democratic Women's Club of Central PinellasLARGO The next meeting of the Democratic Women's Club of Central Pinellas will be held Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m., at Panera Bread, 10801 Starkey Road. The speaker will be House District 69 candidate Jennifer Webb. The meeting is free to attend. For more information, visit 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, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served 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 fish. 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 filet 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 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 benefit 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 727-536-0412. LARGO, from page 4A 0329184/3/18 Wills Starting at $89801 West Bay Drive, Suite 320  Largo, FL The Law Of ce of Brian MarantzWills  Trusts  Probate  Estate Planning  Real Estate 030818Evenings and Weekends by Request ISSUES WITH YOUR LEATHER OR VINYL ? 032918 We Can FIX THAT We repair, restore, clean, dye, recondition and/or reupholster LEATHER, VINYL and FABRICS. Tears, burns, holes, scratches, stains, color fading you name it, we can x it. 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6A County Leader, March 29, 2018One dead, four teens injured in wrong-way crash on 66th StreetLARGO A 26-year-old St. Petersburg woman died at a local hospital from injuries suffered in a crash that occurred about 11:23 p.m. March 25 on 66th Street North south of 126th Avenue North. Four others were seriously injured and transported to local hospitals. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ambreuna L. Brown was driving a 2014 Hyundai Sonata south on 66th Street North; however, when the car reached the intersection of 118th Avenue North, it began traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. Ryan Matthews, 18, of St. Petersburg was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry southbound in the southbound lanes of 66th Street North. Troopers say Brown's vehicle, which was traveling the wrong direction, collided head on with the Camry. Matthews received serious injuries. He was transported to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg. He had three passengers who also suffered serious injuries. Vivian Antenucci, 16, of Seminole and Shelly Melendez Matos, 17, of Largo were transported to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Jacob Hut lz, 17, of Palm Harbor was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor.Largo man charged with video voyeurismPINELLAS PARK Police arrested a 49-year-old Largo man March 22 on nine felony charges of video voyeurism. At least five additional charges are pending. Pinellas Park police began an investigation March 2 after responding to an of ce building at 12360 66th St. N. to investigate a suspicious incident in one of the women's restrooms. Of cers then found separate video recorders above the ceiling tiles in two women's restrooms in the building that houses 60 small businesses. Detectives searched the recorders and found video images of multiple women and two men "during the private act" of using the restroom, according to a press release. Detectives also found images of John Phillip Gibbs, who was a maintenance worker at the building. Gibbs was booked into the Pinellas County Jail March 22. Bail was set at $90,000. Detectives spent several days working on identifying the victims, and as of March 22, have identi ed 14 different women. Several more remain unidenti ed, police say. Detectives notified the office building management of their ndings. Building management has since noti ed 60 small businesses inside the building where the common restrooms are located. Detectives believe that Gibbs had been recording such videos since the beginning of February. Police are asking anyone who works, visited, or has been a customer of any of the businesses inside the office building, who thinks they may have been a victim, to contact detectives at 727-369-7864. The investigation is ongoing.Police: SPC student had knife on campusST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg police arrested a 21-year-old St. Petersburg College student March 21 after she displayed a knife on the Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Police say Megan Allen, 21, of Kenneth City was arrested around noon after "carelessly" displaying a knife with a 3-inch blade in front of other students. She made no threats to harm anyone. She was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a felony charge of possession of a weapon on school property. Bail was set at $5,000. By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Fewer residents recommended Pinellas County as a place to live, work, raise children and retire, according to the 2018 Telephonic Study of Citizens Values. Sarah Lindemuth, senior research director at HCP Associates, a marketing consulting company in Tampa, presented results of the survey to County Commissioners March 20. HCP conducted the phone survey Dec. 4-28, 2018 with 800 complete calls including 200 from north, mid, south and beaches regions of the county. Callers were asked if they would recommend Pinellas as a place to live. Ninety-two percent answered definitely or probably down from 96 percent in 2017 and 94 percent in 2016. Four percent said they were unsure, an increase from 2 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2016. Four percent said probably not or de nitely not, which was up from 2 percent in 2018 and 3 percent in 2016. A significant downward slide was noted in answers to the question of recommending the county as a place to work. Seventy-seven answered de nitely/probably, down from 92 percent in 2017 and 89 percent in 2016. Many more were unsure, 18 percent, compared to 6 percent in 2017 and 7 percent in 2016. Five percent answered probably not/ de nitely not, up from 3 percent in 2017 and 4 percent in 2016. The same trend was evident for the question of recommending Pinellas as a place to raise children with a 10 percent downward dive over last year. Eighty-two percent answered definitely/probably in the 2018 survey, 92 percent in 2017 and 91 percent in 2016. Twelve percent were unsure compared to 5 percent in 2017 and 2016. Six percent said probably not/ de nitely not with only 4 percent giving that answer in the two previous years. Ninety-two percent said they would definitely/probably recommend the county as a place to retire down from 95 percent in 2017 and 94 percent in 2016. Four percent were unsure, a slight increase from the 3 percent reported in the two previous years, and four percent answered probably not/definitely not, up from 2 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2016. Lindemuth said due to the significant decline in favorable recommendations of the county being a place to work and raise children, researchers looked at demographic information to see if there were certain segments of the county's population disgruntled with conditions. They also looked at the answers to open-ended questions to search for clues. Residents who live in northern areas of the county most often noted public infrastructure as a reason the county wasn't the best place to work. Residents in mid-county areas said public infrastructure, job availability and "sense of things getting worse." In the south, the top issue was traf c congestion, and along the beaches, residents commented about development. Answers to open-ended questions by demographic groups who were least likely to recommend the county as a place to raise children also offered information as to why. Residents with a high school education or less were concerned about career opportunities for their children, available mental health resources, job availability, the economy, a general sense that things were getting worse and no visible change in conditions. Residents from households making $50,000 or less indicated problems with public space cleanliness, job availability, personal safety, opportunity for quality education and career opportunities for their children. Residents under age 40 commented about job availability, opportunities for quality education, traffic congestion and public space cleanliness. Residents with children in the household gave traf c congestion and opportunities for quality education as their reason for not recommending the county as a place to raise children. Lindemuth reported on a few bright spots in the results. 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8A Faith & Family Leader, March 29, 2018 Southwest Pool to host Underwater Egg HuntLARGO The Underwater Egg Hunt will take place Friday, March 30, noon to 2 p.m., at the Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Children are invited to help nd some of the Easter Bunny's missing eggs in Southwest Pool. Children can retrieve the eggs and win prizes. 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. Wristbands cost $5. For information, call 727-518-3126 or visit helicopter egg drop set at churchLARGO Mission City Church, 801 Seminole Blvd., Largo, will host a free Easter helicopter egg drop event Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to noon. The drop will feature 25,000 plastic eggs lled with candy and toys falling from the sky onto a grass eld. Once the helicopter has safely left the area, children will be allowed onto the eld to collect as many eggs as they can gather. For more information, visit to host Easter EggstravaganzaSEMINOLE The Kids' Easter Eggstravaganza will be presented Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m., at Seminole Assembly Ministries, 10600 113th St. N., Seminole. The event will feature an Easter egg hunt, games and activities. Admission is free. For information, call 727-391-9788 or email Club to host Easter Egg HuntTREASURE ISLAND The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club with the assistance of the Isle of Capri Community Association will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center and Park, Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue. Activities for children 10 years old and younger will include an egg hunt, bonnet and hat contest, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. The event is free. For information, call 727-547-4575, ext. 237; or 727-367-2303. Clearwater, CCV to host annual Easter egg hunt in Coachman ParkCLEARWATER The Clearwater Community Volunteers, the Church of Scientology and the city of Clearwater, along with other sponsors, will host the 26th annual Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. The hunt begins exactly at 12:30 p.m. and is over in minutes. The hunt is for kids 16 and younger only. Participating children should bring their own basket. Hidden in the grass kids also will nd 275 Golden Eggs. Each child who turns in a Golden Egg will receive a stuffed bunny. In addition to the main event, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, train rides on the Bunny Express, a gyroscope, giant slide and a bouncy house. There is a small fee for some of these attractions. Plenty of good, affordable food is available to purchase so plan to have a picnic in the park before or after the hunt. The Easter Bunny and his Mrs. will wander around for fantastic pictures with children. The event is free and everyone is welcome.Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival setST. PETE BEACH An Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival will take place Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to noon, at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. The festival will feature a bounce house, games and crafts. Cost to participate in the Underwater Egg Hunt is $5 per child, which includes re-entry into the pool after the event. The festival is free to attend. Children are encouraged to arrive early and to bring mesh bags to gather their eggs. For information, call 727-363-9264 or visit to host Good Friday presentation LARGO A Readers' Theater Production will be presented Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., at Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave., Largo. The Good Friday presentation will incorporate music, Scripture and visual art. For directions or more information, call 727-595-1739 or visit to walk Stations of the Cross in LargoLARGO Resurrection Episcopal Church members and others will gather at the gazebo in Ulmer Park, 301 W. Bay Drive, on noon Friday, March 30, to walk the Stations of the Cross in downtown Largo. The group will gather, with the Rev. Nathan carrying the cross, at the gazebo just west of Proino's Breakfast Club. The walk will continue east to the end of the block, cross the street and continue west past Largo Feed to the other end of the block and back across the street to the gazebo with 14 stops along the way to recite each Station of Jesus' walk on Good Friday. Everyone is welcome to join. Church to host annual sock-hopLARGO The Florida '50's Original Rocker dance group will hold its 19th annual Spring Fling Sock-Hop on Saturday, April 14, 6 to 10 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road. The band The Impacs will provide entertainment. Food and a cash bar will be provided by the church, and snacks and nostalgic goodies will be offered. Tickets are $10 per person at the door or in advance and children younger than age 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity. For information, call 727-688-7875 or 813-837-3335. The Original Rockers, Inc. is a nonpro t organization participating in community functions in the Tampa Bay area.Church to host Spring Fling DinnerMADEIRA BEACH The Spring Fling Dinner will be Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., at Church by the Sea, 495 137th Ave. Circle, Madeira Beach. Cost is $10 a person. The dinner will feature Memphis Barbecue. For information, call 727-391-7706.Church to host Men's Bible Study groupMADEIRA BEACH A Men's Bible Study group will be offered Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 p.m., beginning April 3, at Church by the Sea, 495 137th Ave. Circle, Madeira Beach. The program will focus on "All In" by Mark Batterson. This will be a six-week study. For information, call 727-391-7706.Concert to raise funds for MLK FoundationTARPON SPRINGS The MLK Foundation of Tarpon Springs, along with the Rev. Stanley E. Royal Sr. of Savannah, Georgia, will present the second annual bene t gospel concert Saturday, April 7, 5 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Royal will serve as special guest choir master. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 57 Read St., Tarpon Springs. Call 727-937-4682. The proceeds will support students in college from Tarpon Springs or seniors in high school who have enrolled in the college of their choice. Students must apply for the scholarship and complete an essay on the selected theme, to be critiqued. During the concert there will be information presented about the mission of the MLK Foundation and the scholarships offered. Participants are committed and enthusiastic about helping with the Foundation's mission. Easter ‘hoppenings’ Church Briefs 032918 First Lutheran Church and School Sunrise Service 7:00am Easter Breakfast 8:00am Easter Festival Worship 9:30am Easter Egg Hunt 9:00am1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33756 727-462-8000  www. 032218JOIN US FOR EASTER SERVICE 032218 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole, FL 33778  727-397-3312 Regular Mass Times: Saturday 4pm; (Misa en Espanol) 6pm; Sunday, 8:30am  10:45am; (Missa em Portugues) 7pm This Easter Try A Mission Driven Roman CATHOLIC CHURCH March 29th, Holy Thursday 7pm March 30th, Good Friday Service 3pm March 31th, Saturday Easter Vigil 8pmParochial Administrator: Father Gerald HendrySeekers wishing to take Catholic Instructions. Please Call Bob Metz 727-397-3312 ext. 311 For Those Seeking a Return and Renewal of Their Catholic JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK SERVICES 032218 April 1st, Easter Masses8:30am, 10:45amMissa em Portugues 7pm 031518 Please join us for a special community event as we celebrate the joy and blessings of Easter. EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:30 a.m. Garden Sanctuary Cemetery 7950 131st Street North, Seminole, FL 33776Lite refreshments to follow serviceFor more information or to RSVP, please contact 727-391-0121 IN CELEBRATION OF tradition and rebirth Pleas Joi U i Cele atio P l e a s J o i U i C e l e a t i o Pleas Joi U i Cele atio EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIPApril 1 ~ 9:45am with Breakfast 9:00-9:40amConnect2Christ Church  9398 Oakhurst Road, Seminole  727-230-9723  c2cchurch.com032918 032918


County 9A Leader, March 29, 2018 County BriefsSheriff to head school safety commissionTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced appointments March 20 to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Scott also named Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri as Chairman. The Commission was established by SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.Deadline to pay property taxes extendedPinellas County Tax Collector's Of ce is mailing payment reminder notices to everyone who hadn't paid their bill by early March. If you already paid and still receive a notice, you can check the status of your payment by selecting the Property Tax tab at Property owners can search by the owner's name, address, property parcel number or account number. The deadline to pay 2017 property taxes has been extended to Monday, April 2. Mailed payments must be postmarked by March 31. Property taxes are usually due on March 31, but Florida law requires an extension whenever the due date falls during a weekend. If you miss the deadline, interest is added to unpaid taxes, including 3 percent interest for real estate taxes and 1.5 percent for tangible personal property taxes. Property owners are encouraged to pay online at to ensure they beat the payment deadline. There is no extra fee to pay by eCheck. While you're online, you can sign up for paperless billing to receive your next property tax bill by email. Property owners also can sign up online for a quarterly payment plan for future property tax bills.Ambulance membership enrollment availableThere is still time to enroll in the Sunstar FirstCare Ambulance Membership program and have medical transport cost coverage for a year. The program is not an insurance plan. It is a Pinellas County government program that works with an individual's insurance company to cover out-of-pocket ambulance expenses. The membership covers 100 percent of expenses associated with deductibles and co-payments. It also covers 50 percent of the cost for any trips denied by an insurance company. If members are uninsured, they receive a 20 percent discount on ambulance transportation services. This is an average savings of $80 per transport. The family membership covers related by blood, marriage or adoption who reside in the same household. It is estimated that the average cost of a single transport is $731. Annual membership fees are $66 for a single membership and $101 for a family membership. Enroll now and receive coverage through March 31, 2019. For more information, call 727-582-2008 or visit rstcare.Tax collector offers new eCheck optionStatewide, tax collectors are dealing with increasing demands and longer lines for a laundry list of services offered, from driver licenses and motor vehicle services to property tax collection and distribution. In a continuing effort to offer more convenient and cost-effective services, the Pinellas County Tax Collector's Of ce is upgrading its online system where car and boat owners renew registrations. Effective March 19, the Pinellas County Tax Collector's Of ce is offering users the ability to renew their online boat and auto tag registrations by eCheck with no additional service fees. The checking account must be connected to a U.S. nancial institution. This latest service enhancement also includes a new registration renewal website that is streamlined for a user-friendly experience and an easier record retrieval process. In addition to eCheck, major credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, are also accepted with a $2.95 bankcard user fee per renewal. The Pinellas County Tax Collector's Of ce does not receive any part of this fee. There are roughly 1.9 million vehicles and boats registered in Pinellas County the equivalent of two per person living in the County. To renew registrations online, visit By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersPinellas County government will take control of the Construction Licensing Board on July 1. Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1137 to reform the board March 23. The bill passed unanimously in the House and Senate during the 2018 Legislative Session. PCCLB is an independent agency created by a special act of the Florida Legislature on June 28, 1973. By design, it was supposed to be self-sustaining, using exam fees, fines and forfeitures to pay its costs. It has countywide powers to regulate the construction and home improvement industries. For years, it seems to have operated as intended. But evidence that things were not as they should be surfaced in November 2016 when Commissioner Charlie Justice, who served as commission chair at the time, noticed some discrepancies when trying to make appointments to fill vacancies on the PCCLB board. Some of the organizations specified in the special act responsible for making nominations no longer existed. He asked the county's legislation delegation to remedy that situation. Soon thereafter, the Tampa Bay Times began publishing a series of articles about PCCLB and its executive director Rodney Fischer that spotlighted a number of issues with the way business was being conducted. Fischer, who had served as executive director for 16 years, resigned Jan. 31. The legislative delegation unsuccessfully attempted to push through a bill amending the membership of the PCLLB Board. The county commission lobbied for a solution that would put the PCCLB under its control. But nothing was done during the 2017 legislative session. This year, however, a bill passed, giving the county control and adjusting requirements of board member appointments. "Working together with Rep. (Kathleen) Peters and the other members of the Pinellas County Delegation, we passed a bill that will satisfy stakeholders actively involved with the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board and place it under supervision of the county," Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, explained in a press release. "This bill will protect consumers and citizens in our county for years to come and ensure construction and home improvement contractors are properly regulated." The bill revises the terms of board members and requires that board staff be county employees. It will no longer be independent. County government will be responsible for PCCLB operations and funding. The board will have 15 members instead of 21 and members can be terminated by the county. They must be county residents. Eight of the members must represent different building specialties, including general contractor, architect, residential contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, mechanical contractor, roo ng contractor and swimming pool or veneer specialty contractor. All must be licensed to do business in the state and be actively engaged in their profession. One member must be a county building official. Three additional building official members will represent north, south and beach communities. The board must have one re of cial and two consumer representatives not af liated with the construction industry. Board members may not serve more than two consecutive terms of four years. They can be reappointed after a two-year hiatus. Term limits do not apply to building of cials or the re of cial. Board members will no longer be appointed by the County Commission chair alone but instead will be the responsibility of the entire commission. "This legislation creates essential reform to a body that protects Pinellas consumers," Peters said. "Under uniform and transparent governance, the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board will improve its operations while continuing to align contracting standards in our county." Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at takes over embattled board Photo SUBMITTED100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County present members of nonpro t Operation: Military Matters with a donation of $11,500 on March 20. From left, Randy Hendricks, Ben Tubbs, and Kadi Tubbs, OMM board members; Graci Tubbs, OMM co-founder; Brenda George, and Julie Webster, 100 Women Who Care co-leaders. The mission of Operation: Military Matters is to raise support and collect donations to send care packages overseas to our military. Graci Tubbs and a classmate, then fourth graders, started OMM in November 2015 as part of a project for a gifted class.Little girl, big check CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Bay Pines National Cemetery to host POW-MIA OREEST. PETERSBURG The inaugural Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action Outdoor Remembrance Educational Event will take place Saturday, March 31, 8:30 a.m., at the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Created by Eagle Scout Joshua Katz, the POW-MIA OREE program is an event that reads the names of all veterans interred at a national cemetery and places a custom challenge coin on every headstone, for the family members to know their loved one has not been forgotten. The event will be coordinated by Joshua Katz and he will have the support of local Boy Scout Units 285 and 334 of the Greater Tampa BSA Council and other Boy Scouts from the Gulf Stream Council. Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves will be present to participate in the event. The Bay Pines National Cemetery would like to extend an invitation to all veterans' organizations and the public to take this opportunity to remember and honor the men and women who served. For information, call 727319-6479. 032218 NOON Chapel on the Hill, UCC COME JOIN US FOR OUR Hallelujah Chorus Sing-A-Long and Our Cantata “Handel’s Easter Messiah”Easter Sunday Service, April 1, 10am Reverend Dr. Martin Lewis032918 12601 Park Blvd. Seminole 727-391-2919 Maundy Thursday, Service March 29, 7pm Good Friday Re ections, March 30, 10am-Noon THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE Good Samaritan A l l e l u i a Alleluia! Maundy Thursday March 29th 7pm Liturgy Foot Washing Good Friday March 30th 12 Noon Liturgy 7pm Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday March 31st 7pm The Great Vigil of Easter Easter Day April 1st 8am & 10am Holy Eucharist 2165 N.E. 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10A Schools Leader, March 29, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County officials are scrambling to find a way to ful ll a state mandate to put a school resource of cer in every public school. Everyone agrees it's a good idea. The problem is cost. Nobody has the money to pay for it. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri brought the problem to the County Commission on March 20. In a letter to County Administrator Mark Woodard, Gualtieri explained that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor March 9, mandates that a safe school of cer be placed in every elementary, middle and high school, including charter schools. A SSO is defined as a sheriff or police department employed law enforcement officer, a school district employed law enforcement of cer, or a school guardian (armed school personnel). The school board and the sheriff must approve use of the guardian program, and the school board has voted against arming school personnel. While the sheriff respects that decision, he isn't against using armed school personnel, as long as a law enforcement officer is the "line of rst defense" and has primary responsibility for safety on school campuses. But, cost is the real issue. To comply with the new law using law enforcement, 101 new school resource of cers are needed 81 for elementary schools, which currently don't have SROs, and 18 for charter schools. Ten more are needed at the high schools to meet the 1 officer per 1,500 students guideline. And, 31 additional "relief" SROs are needed to make sure there are enough when SROs are sick, need training, are on vacation or have off-campus duties, etc. About 46 SROs are assigned to middle and high schools now all provided by the sheriff's of ce or municipal police departments. Gualtieri said the average cost of an SRO is $100,000. Currently, the school board pays $57,944 of that cost and the Sheriff's Office or municipal police department pays the difference. The cost to the school board per year is about $2.2 million. The Sheriff's Office and police departments are paying about $1.6 million plus the cost of providing relief personnel and supervision. Gualtieri said 14 supervisors would be needed to provide one per every 10 SROs. "Combining current and needed SRO's, the total SRO staf ng will need to be approximately 201 officer/deputies/supervisors," Gualtieri said in his letter. The cost would be about $20.1 million. The School District will receive about $6.1 million from the state, and the Sheriff's Of ce and police departments will contribute $1.6 million. But that leaves a gap of $12.4 million plus another $11.2 million in startup costs, including cars, guns, uniforms, computers and other equipment. Gualtieri said he doesn't have the money. The School Board doesn't either. And to raise the millage to get more money, would require the School Board to hold a referendum, which couldn't happen until 2019. If the referendum passed, no new revenue would come in until 2020. Gualtieri said he was on a "very, very tight timeframe." New SROS have to be ready to go by July 1 to make sure everything is in place before school starts in August. He said $12.4 million is needed now. He plans to staff many of the schools with personnel on overtime or temporary duty while new deputies and of cers are hired. He said the full amount of the startup funding wouldn't be needed immediately. Law enforcement also is required to assist every school to conduct a threat assessment, in addition to providing active shooter drills every month, which Gualtieri said was good, but that costs money too. Another cost stemming from the new law comes from the new ability to seize weapons of people who are Baker Acted. "Before, we couldn't take their guns, now we can get a court order, which is a great thing," he said. But it is up to the Sheriff's Of ce to implement the new program. He said he would need a whole unit just to get the job done. Gualtieri supports the new law. He said the legislators did a lot in a short time after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But he is disappointed that the state didn't provide adequate funding. Commissioner Dave Eggers described the situation as a "community challenge." He agrees that additional armed personnel on campus could be bene cial. "It would only take one bullet to take out an officer and there would be a gap in time to get law enforcement to respond," Eggers said. Gualtieri said law enforcement of cers couldn't be everywhere. He supports people's right to defend themselves. Gualtieri doesn't have a problem using trained school personnel who feel comfortable carrying a weapon as a secondary line of defense. Gualtieri said to participate in the guardian program, school personnel would have to go through 145 hours of training, go through psychological testing and drug testing, and have a background check. It would be up to the sheriff to decide if they would be approved as part of the program. He said "guardians" would not be considered as law enforcement but could serve a good role as backup. Gualtieri will be meeting with police departments to talk about active shooter training and other aspects of the new law. He said the Sheriff's Of ce is willing to ll any gaps in service if needed. He is reaching out to retired deputies and some are willing to consider coming back. He also will begin recruiting new hires. He said there was no choice but to gure out a way to comply with the law. When asked what the consequences would be if the county couldn't comply, he said "an incident." "I don't want to knock on a door to tell them their 7-year-old was killed in a massacre at school," he said. "The penalty for not complying is we're all going to be held responsible." County staff was asked to schedule a work session with the School Board. County Commission Chair Ken Welch oated the idea of possibly giving the School District a bridge loan even though the School Board has not yet asked for help. "If I had the funding, I'd just do it," Gualtieri said, adding that he would find a way to make sure "kids are as safe as they can be." "They need to feel safe and parents need to feel that their kids are safe," he said. Commissioner Karen Seel asked if the Commission wanted to consider extending the waiting period to buy a gun to ve days the same as the Hillsborough County Commission had done. Gualtieri said he didn't care, but he didn't think it would make a difference, as the waiting period only applied to purchases made at a gun store. He described the move as a "feel good window dressing" that wouldn't prevent people from buying a gun at other places. "This is a people problem, not a gun problem," he said. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at Millions needed to fund school safety act PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS NotebookPinellas Technical College to host open housePinellas Technical College will host a Spring Open House at each of their campuses. Students can tour the St. Petersburg campus on Tuesday, April 10, and the Clearwater Campus Wednesday, April 11. This open house will focus on showcasing options to graduating high school seniors and anyone interested in adult education. The event includes nancial aid information sessions, a chance to meet with guidance counselors and an opportunity to hear from current students and instructors.Morton Plant Mease offers health screeningsCLEARWATER Morton Plant Mease's sports medicine program will offer free sports physicals to student athletes Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.noon, in the gymnasium at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St. in Palm Harbor. For more than 17 years, the health system has provided free sports physicals to nearly 10,000 student athletes. Morton Plant Mease physicians, certi ed athletic trainers, and physical therapists will check students' height, weight, blood pressure, lungs, musculoskeletal system and vision. Students who wear glasses or contact lenses should bring them. If the exam indicates a student athlete has a medical condition and needs additional treatment, doctors will refer the student to a Morton Plant Mease specialist for follow-up at a later date. The sports physicals will be offered on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or come with a pre-signed registration form. The Florida High School Athletic Association requires all high school students to have a current sports physical (less than a year old) before participating in athletic games or practices. The annual sports physicals are part of the athletic training outreach program, which is a partnership between Morton Plant Mease Health Care and the Pinellas County School District. Morton Plant Mease's sports medicine program also partners with Pinellas County Schools to offer concussion screenings for student athletes at some schools as part of the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) program. The exams done by Morton Plant Mease are complimentary; however, a $15 fee will be collected by some schools to support their booster clubs. For more information about the free sports physicals event, call 727462-7861.Monin donates $70K to scholarship programCLEARWATER Monin Inc., producer of premium syrups, gourmet sauces, fruit purŽes and fruit smoothie mixes for coffees, iced teas, lemonades, cocktails and more, announced March 21 a contribution of $70,000 to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program, which serves lower-income children in Florida. The donation will fund 11 scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Bill Lombardo, CEO of Monin, announced the donation at a scholarship celebration event at Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater, where 57 students use the tax-credit scholarship. Following the scholarship donation announcement, the fth-grade students at Guardian Angels participated in an activity making school-themed lemonade and handcrafted soda with avors provided by Monin. This is the second consecutive year Monin has partnered with Step Up For Students, bringing the company's total contribution to $130,000. "Monin embraces the meaning of generosity and giving back to our community. Our partnership with Step Up For Students allows us to support and improve the lives of people in our Tampa Bay community through K-12 educational scholarships," said Lombardo. "We are proud of our support of helping develop future leaders." Step Up helps administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program allowing recipients to choose between a scholarship to help with private school tuition and fees, or a transportation scholarship to attend an out-of-district public school. For the 2017-2018 school year, Step Up For Students is serving about 100,000 students throughout Florida with tuition scholarships valued at up to $6,343 per student for kindergarten through fth grade, $6,631 for sixth through eighth grade, and $6,920 for ninth through 12th grade. More than 1,700 private schools participate in the scholarship program statewide. 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Viewpoints 11A Leader, March 29, 2018LETTERSDrink from fountain raised eyebrowsEditor: After what my husband and I witnessed at Eagle Lake Park the other afternoon after completing our walk I will never drink from another park or public drinking fountain again. This was sickening. We saw a young woman lift her small dog she had been walking and place it on the fountain and allowed the dog to lap from the drinking fountain and began to do its business there, also. We were parked near where she was parked and just getting into our car to leave when we saw this. She saw us looking at her in horror, proceeded to laugh at us, and pranced away with her dog in her arms. I could not believe what we had witnessed and wondered how many times I or some other unsuspecting person had taken a drink from one of these fountains without the knowledge I had just acquired ... UGH! Angie Simon LargoCommissioners misguided on speed limitsEditor: Largo city commissioners are moving to reduce residential speed limits from 30 mph to 25 mph to reduce accident rates. While this action may seem reasonable, when the facts are known it is so ridiculous as to be laughable. Complaints of speeding on certain residential streets, endangering pedestrians, have prompted this action, even though city engineers said they don't think the speed reduction will reduce accident rates because none of the crashes with pedestrians last year occurred on residential roadways. As the lone common-sense opinion, expressed by Commissioner Holmes, "This thing looks like a solution in search of a problem. I mean, there's no safety aspect here." And yet, the commissioners are willing to spend $50,000 on the reduced speeding issue. Why? In their own words, they "want to show citizens at least that the commission cares." In other words, they want to appear to be doing something, even though the facts show the action will have no real effect on solving the problem. In fact, studies show that "most people hovered around the 30 mph limit." Yes, the occasional wacko is barreling down a street at 60 mph. Those are the reasons for the complaints. Doesn't it make more sense to go after those rare speeders than change the speed limit for all? Is this perhaps more about increasing revenues from increased speeding tickets than solving a problem? Mayor Brown even admits he doubts changing the speed limit will solve the problem, yet says he wants to give the impression that they are doing something. So, they are willing to do something that makes no sense and costs $50,000, just to create the appearance that they care! Yes, ridiculous! Bob Radez LargoFrom the musical standard spring is hereEditor: As we still recover from the whirlwind of gala festivities in the wake of Ground Hog Day; putting on the St. Patrick's Day "ritz" with an Irish "jig" to the bass drum and bagpipe corps of the Shannon Rovers marching band to the calendar "benchmark" of the semi-annual anachronistic time change of "Rock Around the Rock" for what is hopefully the last one we have to deal with. Begging the rhetorical, but who if anyone would welcome this outdated "time-worn" ritual except maybe the dairy farmers and their herds but deep down they probably feel like the rest of us preferring to leave it one way or the "udder" pun intended spring has sprung! Art Bailey SeminoleHow will we mark centenary of WWI?Editor: It will soon be the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I "The Great War." How will this event be celebrated/honored on the 11th hour of the 11th month of the 11th day of 1918 in 2018? The brave men (women?) who offered up their futures, their bodies, their lives for victory and freedom. My own uncle was one of those who "made the supreme sacri ce." (New Hampshire). I am re-reading the article in the Beacon of April 26, 2013. A related article suggested all military organizations in the area work together to reproduce from photos and microfilm this wall and additional researched names it suggested this might be at Crest Lake Park (perhaps it could be in Coachman Park by the library). The two statues which were replaced at Memorial Causeway can only be seen if one looked left while steering right to enter the causeway and that only as the trees behind allow a clean view. A plaque on each base is noticeable but un-readable unless one got out of the car and looked closely for it. Could these be re-set in the area of a reproduction of the WWI Wall of Honor? I hope at the least to see several articles commemorating this important event. May I hear your thoughts about this? Ruth Zammit ClearwaterReader enjoys her newspapersEditor: This note is to thank you for the exceptionally well-organized, insightful and entertaining weekly publications of The Beacon(s). I fully agree with the post on page 18A (March 22) in the Seminole Beacon titled: Free Papers and the reasons for why we need them. I am a newish/younger senior and have always (from a very young age), enjoyed reading hard copy, as opposed to online. I nd it more relaxing and all around enjoyable. There's no extra noise, strain in any way or discomfort from reading a paper on a comfy sofa or outside in a comfy chair, at my leisure; leaving it; going back to it and not being concerned with a bleep, blip or what have you, from an electronic device. Thank you again for your publications (I usually read both the Seminole and Beach Beacons as well as the Sunday, Tampa Bay Times). I have also shared the Beacons with many of my fellow residents and friends, at my condo and again, I/we, thank you kindly. Wishes for continued success and kindest regards, Sharon Sade SeminoleKiwanis: Thanks to Pow Wow volunteersEditor: The Kiwanis Club of Seminole wants to thank all the community, nonmember and club member volunteers that helped us provide beverages to the thirsty visitors to the Seminole Pow Wow last weekend. We had over 150 hours of volunteer help from individuals and the Junior Woman's Club of Seminole while our own Kiwanis Club spent another 200 hours of time to provide this service. We also had our 11th Annual Fire Truck Pull! This is a sponsored event for teams of athletes competing for boasting rights for the fastest time to pull a full-sized re truck across a 100-foot course. Over 40 sponsors provided the opportunity for 18 teams and 100plus participants a chance to win first place! The Bauder K-Kids, Seminole Middle School Builders Club, Seminole High School Key Club, Seminole High School Band (Woodwinds) and Float Enterprises teams all won trophies in their respective classes. The last pull, just for fun, was made by a combined group of youth, adults, parents and spectators in a record 14 seconds! The fastest team time was by Walgreens of Clearwater. Many thanks to all the sponsors, members, volunteers, participants and city of Seminole staff in helping make these events and fundraisers successful. We use the proceeds to "Help the Children of the World, One Child at a Time!" Cliff Englert President Kiwanis Club of SeminoleDictionary needs new de nitionEditor: Merriam-Webster de nes fake news as a "frequently used description of a political story which is seen as damaging to an agency, entity, or person." Since its recent proliferation, Webster might consider rede ning its explanation to "the continual dumbing down of America." John Tischner Dunedin During the past few years something quite pleasing to me has taken place: the growth in the number of women who deliver news to us via our TV screens. I haven't done a precise comparison count, but I'd guess that at least two-thirds of the TV news anchors/analysts/ contributors that we now see in an average day are females. Not many years ago TV news programs were dominated by men such as Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Mike Wallace, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. They would be supported by a cast of correspondents and editors, who would also be mostly males. That balance has now shifted toward the increased use of women throughout the elds of news gathering and delivery. What's equally notable is that most of these women are young and bright. In con dent tones and with self-assured manners they discuss news events and issues so complicated that it makes my head (and maybe yours) spin as I try to comprehend the stories they're giving us. Some readers will reply, "What's so surprising about any of this? Why should age and gender make any difference in reporting the news?" I agree. It shouldn't, but it has, and in many cases still does. But it's encouraging to see these irrelevant criteria gradually lessen or disappear. However, a regrettable factor that doesn't seem to fade with the years is that many of the women (and more than a few men) who speak to the world by way of TV microphones have lousy voices. You don't like "lousy"? Okay then try whiny, nasal, regrettable, irritating, ear-piercing, childlike or simply unpleasant. One or more of those adjectives t many of the voices I hear each day as I watch TV. Such is their frequency that I increasingly press the "mute" button and turn on the closed captions alternative that, praise God, most of today's TV sets are equipped with.I'm enough of a stoic and realist to accept the fact that in most cases a person's voice is what it is, good or bad. What your voice and the words you speak are like when you're 15 or 20 is what they will sound like when you're 80. However, exceptions to that rule of thumb do exist. They are common in motion pictures, in stage plays, in the world of politics, spoken advertisements and salesmanship in general. Some of the voices we hear from successful practitioners in those arenas may be exactly as they were 20 or 50 years earlier, but not many.Instead, they are often the hard-won product of vocal instruction, speech training and similar disciplines. This sometimes includes surgery on the lips, tongue, vocal cords, nose and sinuses. The enormous cost of all of this in time, pain, money, patience and other factors is one of the reasons most of us don't spend any time worrying about how we sound when we speak, sing, shout, pray, gargle, belch or say good morning to our neighbors. Another reason is that Americans are much more interested in how people look than how they sound. If you doubt that, just count the rarity of advertisements (via any medium) that promise customers better voices and speaking techniques. In contrast, print, TV and digital media are loaded with ads for whiter teeth, smoother skin, skinnier bodies, glossier hair and tighter abs. When signing up on the Web to search for a lifelong partner, how many applicants list "A high quality, easy-listening voice" as a mandatory qualification for their future spouses? Very few, I'd guess. I doubt if more than one marriage candidate in 20 approaching the altar on their wedding date has asked themselves "Am I actually prepared to listen to the sound of my soulmate's voice for the next 40 years?" On the other hand, a less-than-soothing set of tonsils has proved to be no impediment for persons you may have heard of. Such as Ethel Merman, Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Janis Joplin, Fran Drescher and Carol Channing. A similar list for men would include Jimmy Durante, Al Pacino and who was that raving lunatic who used to scream at his adoring fans? a guy named Hitler. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ lesson everyone needs to learnWhen someone complains the government did something they don't like, I sometimes engage in a fun little exercise known as "name your lawmaker." Sure, everyone knows Donald Trump, and Stormy Daniels is on the way to becoming a household name. However, the laws that most directly affect our lives are made closer to home. So, I'll ask someone to name the state representative or senator from their district. Or the county commissioner that represents them. Or who is running for those of ces in November from both major parties. Most of the time they can't. I've had people look at me blankly when I mention outgoing House Speaker Richard Corcoran in a conversation. It's clear they don't know who he is, or that arguably he has been the most powerful person in the state for the last couple of years. Usually, the conversation ends with "well, I don't really care about politics" and that's the problem. In about seven months, these same folks are going to be asked to help choose Florida's next governor, a U.S. senator, and a whole bunch of other important positions that will determine the state's course for the next several years. That's why it's interesting that the Constitutional Revision Commission is considering a proposal to place an amendment on the ballot in November to ensure public schools continue teaching how the government works. A nal decision on that will be made in April. Yes, sponsor Don Gaetz a former senate president noted, there already is a civics requirement in public schools. And his proposal admittedly is short on specifics, and schools already grapple with enough mandates from Tallahassee. It's also true that adding another amendment for voters to consider shouldn't be taken lightly. But as we have seen, the Legislature (I'm looking at you, Mr. Corcoran) can't resist messing with public education. "The Legislature changes its mind," Gaetz told the Tampa Bay Times. "Especially education issues go in and out of fashion. The constitution enshrines what we don't change our minds about." That's a strong point. How much longer until someone in Tallahassee gets the bright idea that it's a lot better for their job security to eliminate that messy how-it-works requirement and just add on more math and science, lest future graduates decide to vote them out of of ce. Given recent events, I imagine some of them look at the determined and well-informed students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and wish they had never heard of civics. Without their raised voices, I seriously doubt the gun-control bill would have even been considered, much less passed, by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. It's normal to complain about the in uence of money on politics, but people can and sometimes do make a difference. Yes, politics can be more than a little tedious and can go deep into the weeds. As the high school students learned on their trip to Tallahassee, not every lawmaker is willing to listen. I mean, who can forget the rude brushoff state Rep. Elizabeth Porter gave on the House oor when she said lawmakers should ignore students because they lack the "wisdom" to make the laws. But the point of all this is to learn how things work and, if need be, work around those who think they have a copyright on "wisdom" and knowledge. That's a lesson everyone needs to learn. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. 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12A Outdoors Leader, March 29, 2018 Photo courtesy of FWCThe spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters April 1 and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 25 and 26 this year.Lobster season closing soonLast week's cold front was significant enough to shut the shing down for a few days. As we re-emerged to the flats late week, once again it's been slow to go out on the water. Water temperatures just can't seem to warm up enough for the fish to really start moving around. Snook are still available during the warmest part of the day throughout Tampa Bay. Reluctant to venture too far out from their wintering haunts, most of the sh will be found near the creek mouths. Afternoon/ evening fishing has been best especially on the rising tide. Free-line live pilchards and or pin sh along the mangrove edges. Speckled trout remain at the top of the list despite the better numbers of red sh we have around right now. Schoolie-sized trout can be found over deeper grass flats along the east side of old Tampa Bay. These sh are hungry and are willing to eat anything from shrimp to live pilchards. Larger trout can be found shadowing mullet schools on the shallow flats during the latter part of the incoming tide. These fish will readily pounce a free-lined medium sized pin sh or pilchard. Collecting enough whitebait, aka pilchards, for a day's trout shing has been tricky to say the least. Early starts will allow you to cast net along bridge shadow line before sunup. As tough as the bait might be the sh are really responding to them, making the effort well worth it. Big trout especially are looking to fatten up on the pilchards right now. 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Feed the Critters Food Truck Rally returns March 31LARGO 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.Spring Ecofest, Arbor Day celebration set for April 7LARGO Celebrate this year's Spring Ecofest and Arbor Day celebration Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at George C. McGough Nature Park. 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Community 13A Leader, March 29, 2018 By WAYNE AYERSTBN CorrespondentBELLEAIR SHORE This tiny, upscale beachfront community became the rst to formally oppose a plan to add bike and pedestrian paths on West Bay Drive, while narrowing traf c lanes. The town commission at their March 20 meeting unanimously approved a resolution drafted by the town attorney "expressing opposition to the proposed West Bay Drive plan proposals and any intended narrowing of the lanes." The project, part of the county's Complete Streets plan, has encountered signi cant opposition in Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Beach and Belleair, but no formal action has been taken by commission members in those communities. The resolution reads, in part, "The citizens of Belleair Shore have a vested interest in maintaining the West Bay Drive thoroughfare at an acceptable level of service;" and the town "will be directly impacted by the proposed reconfiguration of the roadway and was not represented in the planning phases of the pilot projects;" and "The Town Commission does not believe that narrowing the lanes on West Bay Drive is in the best interests for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens." Before the vote Belleair Bluffs resident Wanda Rusinowski, who has been a vocal opponent of the West Bay Drive plan in her own community, urged the commission to pass the resolution. "It is absolutely outrageous to make the road narrower," she said. She said the roadway is heavily used by vehicles with boats, by trucks and emergency vehicles, and is an evacuation route. Voting to approve the resolution opposing the West Bay Drive road changes were Mayor Robert Schmidt, Deputy Mayor Deborah Roseman and Commissioner Dorothy Niewiarowski. Commissioners Steve Blume and Raymond Piscitelli were not present at the meeting, but both have previously said they oppose the plan. The commission had asked Town Attorney Regina Kardash at last month's commission meeting to prepare the resolution. At that meeting, Piscitelli called it "the craziest thing." Blume said, "How stupid this is," adding that the plan would slow traffic, while during the season "it takes us 45 minutes to get two miles (on West Bay)." Schmidt said he plans to bring up the West Bay Drive project at upcoming Mayors Council and BIG-C meetings. The commission also passed a resolution, as many other county municipalities have done, opposing offshore oil drilling and exploration, including seismic airgun blasting.Town of cially opposes changes to West Bay Drive BELLEAIR SHORE CLEARWATER For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the Alzheimer's Association 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. New findings from the report show the growing burden of Alzheimer's on people living with the disease, their families and caregivers, as well as society at large. The number of older Americans is growing rapidly, as is the number of people living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, the total cost of care for Alzheimer's is projected to increase to more than $1.1 trillion. In Florida the Medicaid costs to care for people with Alzheimer's are expected to amount to $ 2.502 billion in 2018. Costs are expected to grow by 35.6 percent by 2025. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's dementia in 2018, and approximately 540,000 are Floridians Florida has the second highest prevalence of the disease in the country, with a projected increase of 33.3 percent by 2025 Given the long duration of this disease, the strain on Alzheimer's caregivers can last several years and produce serious declines in the caregiver's physical, emotional and nancial well-being. In 2017, 16 million Americans provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care in the form of physical, emotional and financial support a contribution to the nation valued at $232.1 billion. The dif culties associated with providing this level of care are estimated to have resulted in $11.4 billion in additional healthcare costs for Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers in 2017. Mortality from Alzheimer's disease continues to rise. While deaths from other major causes continue to decrease, new data from the report shows that deaths from Alzheimer's disease have more than doubled, increasing 123 percent between 2000 and 2015. For context, the number of deaths from heart disease the No. 1 killer in America decreased 11 percent. Alzheimer's deaths have more than doubled in the last 15 years Florida saw 7,031 mortalities, while deaths from other major illnesses and medical conditions, such as heart disease, have signi cantly decreased.Updated Alzheimer's statisticsThe Facts and Figures report provides an in-depth look at the latest national and state statistics and information on Alzheimer's prevalence, incidence, mortality, costs of care and caregiving. According to the report, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2018. Of the estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2018, 540,000 are Florida residents. Nearly 32,000 Pinellas County residents are living with Alzheimer's. By 2025 the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia is estimated to reach 7.1 million an increase of almost 29 percent from the 5.5 million ages 65 and older affected in 2018. Here in Florida, the estimated number of individuals with Alzheimer's will be 720,000. Barring the development of medical breakthroughs, the report nds the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia may nearly triple from 5.5 million to 13.8 million by 2050. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and it is the fifth-leading cause of death for those age 65 and older. In Florida, 7,031 died with Alzheimer's in 2015, the most recent gure available. As the population of the U.S. ages, Alzheimer's is becoming a more common cause of death, and it is the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. The report also indicates that the total national cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is estimated at $277 billion (not including unpaid caregiving) in 2018, of which $186 billion is the cost to Medicare and Medicaid; out-of-pocket costs represent $60 billion of the total payments, while other costs total $30 billion. In Florida, the report estimated total Medicaid costs for Americans with dementia age 65 and older is $2.502 billion for 2018. In the next seven years, that gure is expected to increase 35.6 percent to $3.39 billion. Total payments for health care, long-term care and hospice care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias are projected to increase to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050 (in 2018 dollars). Nearly half of all caregivers (48 percent) who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are women, and onethird of dementia caregivers are daughters. Forty-one percent of caregivers have a household income of $50,000 or less. To download the report, visit gures.pdf.Report reveals spike in Alzheimer's HEALTH Here & ThereBelleair concert features Beatlemania MagicBELLEAIR Sundays in Belleair Outdoor Concert Series continues April 8 at the Dimmitt Community Center with Beatlemania Magic. Tickets are $5, pre-sale, and $10 the day of the event. Gates open at 4 p.m.SPC to host St. Pete Tiny Home FestivalST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg College will present the St. Pete Tiny Home Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, at the SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. Organized by LocalShops1 and Ivy Group Consultants, the festival features the latest in tiny home living trends. In addition to the tiny structures, the festival will bring a lineup of more than two dozen leading experts in the Tiny House movement. The event also will showcase local food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists and home-related businesses, plus free activities for children and more. Tiny houses are homes typically sized under 500 square feet, and sometimes as small as 100 square feet, and can be on wheels, for mobility, or built on foundations. The Tiny Homes coming to the St. Pete Festival include model homes by builders such as Tampa Bay Tiny Homes, as well as custom-built homes that are owner-occupied, including Tiffany the Tiny Home, the 1920s craftsman-style bungalow, complete with a stained glass window; Shorty's Tiny Home, the beautifully appointed Victorian home; Biggie Bus, the bright green converted school bus; and "Brad," the sticker van microhome. St. Pete Eco-Village, a local nonpro t focused on sustainable living practices, also is bringing two of its own Tinies. Altogether, more than 20 Tiny Structures are expected at the festival. More than 5,000 people are expected at the St. Pete Tiny Home Festival, many traveling from throughout the state and even across the country. General admission includes full access to the festival grounds, where guests will get to explore the Tiny Homes and speak directly with the homeowners and builders. Admission also includes access to SPC's ballroom, which will feature presentations about zoning and building regulations, decluttering your home, living green and much more. Tickets are $20 a day or $30 for the weekend. For tickets, visit For information, visit, email Ester Venouziou at or call 727-637-5586. Authors to serve dishes inspired by their booksST. PETERSBURG A dozen authors will create and share dishes inspired by their books at the rst annual Eat Our Words event Saturday, March 31, 3 to 6 p.m., at The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave. NE. Authors will present short readings from their work between 3 and 4 p.m. Participating authors include Cathy Salustri, Gale Massey, Arin Greenwood, Olivia Norem, Rachel Rozet and more. Wristbands to sample all dishes are $20 and includes a draft beverage of your choice from The Ale and the Witch. They can be purchased here: Those attending are encouraged to purchase wristbands in advance as there is no guarantee there will be enough food samples if they wait to purchase them at the door. This event is presented by Wordier Than Thou, a nonpro t literary arts organization. For more information, email 110917 Largo Foot and Ankle Center1680 West Bay Drive, Largo, FL727-586-3668Toenail Fungus?Laser Solution!Laser Nail Fungus Treatment kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certi ed in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons F.D.A. Cleared 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 Richard Sikorski joins Engel & Všlkers Madeira BeachMADEIRA BEACH Engel & Všlkers Madeira Beach recently welcomed Richard Sikorski. Sikorski joints its shop as a real estate advisor, dedicated to serving the specialized, residential property needs within the area. "Mr. Sikorski brings over 25 years of experience and a passion for international real estate to our team," said Cherie Pattishall, license partner of Engel & Všlkers Madeira Beach, in a press release. "Our real estate advisors are very highly trained, dedicated to their professions and truly understand our clients' special needs in the high-end real estate market. I am sure that Mr. Sikorski will feel perfectly at home in our shop and will push us to even greater success."Coastal Properties Group International achieves sales record in 2017CLEARWATER Coastal Properties Group International recently reported residential sales volume gures for 2017 topping $800 million. Furthermore, the company sold 81 homes priced at more than $1 million in 2017 representing more transaction sides than any other Pinellas County rm for existing home sales in excess of $1 million. According to a press release from Coastal Properties Group, the company surpassed its nearest competitor by more than $40 million in sales of homes $1 million and higher. It also maintains the highest listing volume, representing homes totaling $257 million in December 2017. In addition, Coastal had the highest sale recorded in MLS history for the last 15 years at $11,180,000. "Our real estate advisors are committed to providing exceptional results based on individual client needs," said Alex Jansen, broker/owner of Coastal Properties Group International. "We have the highest caliber team of real estate professionals in the Tampa Bay area and we applaud their loyalty and contributions to the company's success."Coldwell's Marcy Daniels Team named to Florida 100CLEARWATER The Marcy Daniels Team of the Clearwater of ce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate was recently named in the company's Florida 100. This distinction recognizes the top 100 agents in the state for gross commission income. Marcy Daniels, Scott Daniels and Debbie Golomb are the trio that make up this high-performing team. "Working daily with Marcy and her team, I know their focus is on providing an exceptional customer experience," said Julia Stander in a press release. Stander is managing broker at the of ce. "They have excellent communication and strategic consultation skills and always receive outstanding customer feedback surveys."Engel & Volkers Belleair names top agentsBELLEAIR BLUFFS Engel & Volkers Belleair recently named its top producers for 2017. Kristin Hallamek was awarded with highest total sales volume and top listing volume as well as highest number of transactions and listings. Caleb Kuntz was awarded Rookie of the Year. Both agents were presented with a crystal engraved award. "I am so proud of our agents and their hard work last year," said Kelly Montgomery-Kepler, broker/owner. "I look forward to the amazing results our team will produce for 2018." Richard Sikorski Marcy Daniels Team Pictured are, from left, Kristin Hallamek, Kelly MontgomeryKepler and Caleb Kuntz. What’s Selling in Pinellas County 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Dunedin $265,000 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Indian Rocks Beach $352,000 Well maintained pool home on a corner lot in desirable Dunedin. Updated master ensuite. Large fenced backyard. Perfect home for family living includes spacious split oorplan for comfort family interaction and large backyard for enjoyment. 1,370 sq. ft. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Clearwater $214,900 SOLD SOLD Your own island retreat in this secluded 23-unit waterfront condo complex in IRB. Deep water frontage and just minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. SOLD Stunning water views from oor to ceiling sliding doors. Second oor Club Bahia Vista condo. Spacious 25-foot waterfront balcony. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath St. Petersburg $387,000 SOLDRich RippetoeColdwell Banker /Sunvista RealtyAngela KarrEngel & Volkers Madeira BeachBrandy Angelilli and Bill AverillCentury 21 Real Estate ChampionsMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn Collection


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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, March 29, 2018  Visit “Once in a Lifetime,” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; March 29 through April 8 at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplay This is the rollicking tale of three down and out vaudeville troupers who decide to head for Hollywood and try their luck with the newly invented “talking” pictures. “Once in a Lifetime” is a fast-paced and witty satire of Hollywood by the Broadway luminaries behind such comedy classics as “The Man Who Came to Dinner” and “You Can’t Take It with You.”  Blast Friday featuring The Lords of 52nd Street; Friday, March 30, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. The famed line-up that backed singer-songwriter Billy Joel from 1976 to 1981, The Lords of 52nd Street make their way to Clearwater performing renditions of the recorded originals by the Piano Man’s original band. Led by three former members of the Billy Joel Band – including multi-instrumentalist Richie Cannata, drummer/percussionist Liberty DeVitto and guitarist Russell Javors – four of the ve Joel albums released during the foursome’s 1976-81 tenure reached the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. That foursome played on “The Stranger,” “52nd Street,” “Glass Houses” and the live “Songs in the Attic.” Special guests Greg Billings and McLean Mannix will open the show.  “Jersey Boys,” Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Performances are Friday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit The 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical is about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30. “Jersey Boys” features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.”  Dennis Miller, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit Known from his days as anchor of the Weekend Update segment on “Saturday Night Live” and his appearances on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Miller is an award-winning comedian, talk-show host, sports commentator, actor, author and television personality. After captivating audiences on SNL from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn ve Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show “Dennis Miller Live.” He is also the author of ve New York Times bestsellers.  Nate Najar: Bossa Nova All Stars, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladi The Bossa Nova All Stars features nylon string guitarist Nate Najar, vibraphonist Chuck Redd, tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and the stunning Maucha Adnet on vocals. The gorgeous Brazilian sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joo Gilberto, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd sound as fresh and new as when they took the world by storm with the “Girl From Ipanema,” “Desa nado” and so many more hits. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESTye Sheridan stars as Wade and Lena Waithe as Helen in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Amblin Entertainment’s and Village Roadshow Pict ures’ action adventure “Ready Player One,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Opening this weekend Spielberg directs Sheridan, Cooke in sci- action/adventure lm Ready Player One' Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:‘Ready Player One’Genre: Action, science ction and adventure Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance Director: Steven Spielberg Rated: PG-13 In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone – the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to nd a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the rst challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends – known as the High Five – are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.‘Acrimony’Genre: Drama Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon, Ptosha Storey, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio Madison, Bresha Webb, Danielle Nicolet, Nelson Estevez and Kendrick Cross Director: Tyler Perry Rated: R A faithful wife (Taraji P. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, March 29, 2018Eleanor Pigman to be featured at DFAC Coffee and Conversation programDUNEDIN – The next Coffee and Conversation program, presented by the Sterling Society, will feature artist Eleanor Pigman and will take place Thursday, April 12, noon, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 for nonmembers and free for current DFAC members. For information, visit or call 727298-3322. Pigman will discuss her journey to becoming an artist, from winning the Obama contest to the present. She’ll look at how her career developed and how she came upon her unconventional bead work methods. She’ll talk about her techniques and her inspirations, ensuring that everyone leaves with their own. Before Pigman started making arts with beads she was primarily a watercolor artist. She fell in love with the world of beading after doing an apprenticeship with a jewelry designer, the shop closed and she inherited thousands of seed beads. Her work began with portraits and then moved into the marine world. After being published and receiving a congressional honor for “Keeping Hope Alive Through Art” she began to push the medium even further. Pigman is originally from New York City. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and her masters in art therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a self-taught embroidery artist, currently living in St Petersburg.Second Saturday ArtWalk setST. PETERSBURG – The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, April 14, 5 to 9 p.m. The monthly event allows attendees to explore St. Petersburg’s ve exciting arts districts as 40 artists’ studios and galleries open their doors. Free parking can be found on First Avenue North and First Avenue South from 15th Street to 30th Street and at The Clay Center of St. Petersburg, MGA Studios and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum. For a map and list of participants, visit in the Islands event setTARPON SPRINGS – The city of Tarpon Springs will host its Night in the Islands Saturday, April 21, 6 to 11 p.m., at the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets in Tarpon Springs. This family-friendly event offers live Greek music, dancing in the streets, and authentic local dining. An hour of free Greek dance lessons will be offered by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6 to 7 p.m. The group Odyssey, as well as the music of Neos Ihos and Ta Pedia, will ll the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard. To reserve a table for dinner, contact participating restaurants Costa’s, Hellas, Mama’s, or Mykonos. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Tarpon Springs Merchants Association, Night in the Islands also will be presented May 19, July 7, Aug. 4 and Oct. 6. For information, visit Symphony Orchestra announces upcoming concertsThe Suncoast Symphony Orchestra will present its Series III concert entitled “Hollywood Blockbusters” on Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., at North Bay Community Church, 3170 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. For information, call 727-796-0071. The concert also will be presented Saturday, April 14, 4 p.m., at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. For information, call 727-785-7487. The concert will again be performed Sunday, April 15, 2:30 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. For information, call 727-595-4610. Admission is free to all concerts. Donations are welcome. For information on the program, visit Fine Art Center to kick off new session of art classesDUNEDIN – A new session of art classes will get underway the week of April 9 at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Imagine a blank sheet of paper, a ball of clay and a world of possibilities. Those possibilities dwell within each person. The Dunedin Fine Art Center just wants to help students realize them this winter. There are no grades in these classes, and no failure either. Students earn the reward of freeing their creativity. While DFAC offers top-notch instruction in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, and pottery, students also nd exciting offerings in digital imaging, fashion design, jewelry, metal-working, stone-carving and wood-turning to name a few. The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Gladys Douglas School of the Arts is currently registering for the upcoming session of classes for children, teens and adults, with discounted tuition rates for DFAC members. Scholarships are also available. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available as well as one-day to week-long workshops in a variety of media. The spring 2018 session will run April 9 through May 20. For information or to register, call 727-298-3322 or visit to host annual Poetry CelebrationSAFETY HARBOR – The ninth annual Poetry Celebration will take place Thursday, April 26, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. A Poets’ Mingle will start at 6 p.m. During the mingle, guests are invited to relax and enjoy refreshments while listening to local singer/songwriter Jessica Rose. An open mic session will follow at 6:30 p.m. with readings from talented local poets. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library. For information, call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112 or visit www.Safety Singers announce concert scheduleThe magical music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will be featured in the Suncoast Singers of Florida spring concerts. The program will feature songs such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Don’t Cry for me Argentina,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Let Us Love in Peace” along with music from “South Paci c,” “The Sound of Music” and more. Suncoast Singers conductor and artistic director Rob Knabel will direct the 45-member chorale Friday, April 13, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., Largo. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $25. Tickets for the concert only are $15. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for dinner seating. For tickets, call the church at 727-584-8695 or visit The concert also will be presented Saturday, April 14, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert at $25. Tickets for the concert only are $15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for concert-only tickets. For tickets, call the church at 727-796-1329. The nal concert will be presented Friday, April 20, at Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert at $25. Tickets for the concert only are $15. For tickets, call the church at 727-526-3674. Knabel has been the conductor of Suncoast Singers since 2004 and also directs music at East Lake High School as well as Heritage United Methodist Church. In 2006, members of the Suncoast Singers, along with East Lake High School choir members, performed at Carnegie Hall. For information, visit www.SuncoastSingers .com or call 727-545-4998.Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra to performPINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra will perform Sunday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The concert will feature “Les Miserables” and a tribute to Charles Strouse to be sung by soprano Donna DeLonay and baritone Jeff Clark. “Beautiful Colorado” will be played by noted saxophonist Michael Nascimben. Also being played will be Hollywood blockbusters by Horner/Moss. There will be “March of Homage” as a tribute to late principal clarinetist El Chiavarini, and several light classics. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit www.pinellaspark Revivalists to perform at Jannus LiveST. PETERSBURG – Chart-topping rock band the Revivalists will perform Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m., at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $29. Call 727-565-0550 or visit The Revivalists skyrocketed to massive success in 2017 with their hit single “Wish I Knew You,” which hit No. 1 at Alternative and Adult Alternative Radio, reached Top 15 at Hot AC, and spent nine consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Featuring front man David Shaw’s unmistakable soulful rasp, an indelible melody and a mix of bluesy rock and Southern R&B swagger, “Wish I Knew You” has helped the band rack up more than 100 million streams to date and earned them multiple national TV appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Today” and “Conan.” “Men Amongst Mountains,” the band’s latest album, was released in July 2015. According to a press release from Press Here Publicity, 2018 is already gearing up to be another major year for the New Orleans seven-piece. The Revivalists recently received two 2018 iHeartRadio Music Award nominations for Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist and Alternative Rock Song of the Year and announced sets at Bonnaroo, BottleRock Festival and Peach Music Festival among others. The Revivalists features David Shaw (lead vocals/guitar), Zack Feinberg (guitar), Andrew Campanelli (drums), George Gekas (bass), Ed Williams (pedal steel guitar), Rob Ingraham (saxophone), Michael Girardot (keyboard and trumpet) and PJ Howard (percussion). According to the band’s website, the seeds of The Revivalists were planted in 2007 when Feinberg, out riding his bike, came across Shaw sitting on his front porch belting an original song called “Purple Heart” – which wound up on The Revivalists debut album “Vital Signs.” Shaw had moved to New Orleans two weeks prior for its rich musical history and because he had heard the city was in need of construction workers to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. Feinberg had also moved to New Orleans for the music scene and to study psychology at Tulane University. He had only been in the dorms for an hour when everyone was forced to evacuate due to the impending hurricane. That day in August 2007, Feinberg and Shaw struck up a conversation and instantly began to jam and collaborate, establishing an immediate musical connection and friendship. Within weeks they had invited Campanelli, whom Feinberg had met through workshops at New Orleans music venue Tipitina’s, to join them. Rounding out the band’s lineup is Ingraham, Gekas and Girardot, whom Feinberg and Campanelli knew from Tulane and Loyola respectively, as well as Williams, whom they all knew from the local music scene. Photo by BRANTLEY GUTIERREZ/PRESS HERE PUBLICITYThe Revivalists perform April 11 at Jannus Live. A&E news 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 29, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19Aries, positive thinking can help you overcome obstacles, and so can taking some action. You’re not one for sitting idly by watching things go on around you.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Taurus, now is a good time for self-analysis. Address something that has been on your mind. You will have the complete support of family and friends.GeminiMay 21 – June 21Gemini, with so many changes going on in your life, you may want to share every detail with others, But it could be better to keep information to yourself until things are more stable.CancerJune 22 – July 22Cancer, sometimes the best way to help someone is to let him or her learn a lesson the hard way. Offer support, but resist the urge to take over. LeoJuly 23 – August 22Make an effort to reorganize your priorities, Leo. If you focus too much on a relatively insigni cant issue, this may nd you dealing with more things than you can presently handle.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, a third party might help you and your signi cant other see things from a different perspective. This point of view may be just what you both need.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Libra, don’t hesitate to pursue a career opportunity that your intuition is telling you is the right move. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, March 29, 2018 By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as Lorde, Night Ranger, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Foo Fighters, Kenny Chesney and Yanni. The Tampa Bay Blues Festival will run Friday through Sunday, April 6-8, at Vinoy Waterfront Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Single day tickets range from $40 to $50. A threeday pass is available for $115. Visit www.tam Following is a summary of this year’s lineup: Friday, April 6  John Del Toro Richardson – 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Chris Beard – 2:30 to 4 p.m.  John Nemeth – 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Beth Hart – 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Robert Cray – 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 7  Quinn Sullivan – 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Eric Gales – 2:30 to 4 p.m.  Janiva Magness – 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Ronnie Earl – 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Buddy Guy – 8:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 8  Tad Robinson – 1 to 2:15 p.m.  Band of Friends – 2:30 to 4 p.m.  Mississippi Heat – 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Sugaray Rayford – 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Delbert McClinton – 8:30 to 10 p.m. The Safety Harbor SongFest will be presented Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. The festival will feature musical performances by Fantastic Negrito, Josh Ritter, Larkin Poe, Selwyn Birchwood, Meiko, Daniel Mohr, Betty Fox, Mountain Holler, Kristopher James, Ari Chi, The Urban Gypsies of Florida, Jonnie Morgan, and Ezra Huleatt of Black Taxi. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Visit 98ROCK will present the 10th anniversary 98ROCKFEST Friday, April 20, 6 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $29. Call 813-301-2500 or visit Headlining the event will be Shinedown. The hard-rocking lineup the hard-rockin’ festival will include performances by Three Days Grace, Seether, Starset, Fozzy, 10 Years and more. Brainquility Music Fest is set for Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. Beats Antique will headline the festival. Also performing will be Lettuce, Tauk, Voodoo Visionary, MZG and Side Trakd. Tickets start at $55. Visit Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Amalie Arena Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled, March 31, 7:30 p.m.  Lorde, Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.  98ROCKFEST, Friday, April 20, 6 p.m. Amalie Arena is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit Theatre The Weight Band, Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.  Michael Amante, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m.  Night Ranger, Friday, April 13, 8 p.m.  Chris Botti, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.  Wynonna & The Big Noise, Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.  Brian Culbertson, Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.  Spyro Gyra, Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.  David Foster, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Park Performing Arts Center The Purple Experience featuring Marshall Charloff, Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.  Gypsy Star, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m.  Peter Yarrow, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m.  John McEuen and Friends, Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.  The Alter Eagles, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. Central Park Performing Arts Center (formerly Largo Cultural Center) is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 727-587-6793 or visit Live Shaggy, Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.  Pirate Flag, Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.  The Revivalists, Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.  Descendants, Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m.  The Wailers, Friday, April 13, 8 p.m.  Nightwish, Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-565-0550 or visit Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: Latin Flair; Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m.  The Florida Orchestra: R&B Legends with Michael Lynche; Saturday, April 7, 2 and 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26; Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26; Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m.  One Night of Queen, Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: From Rags to Mozart; Saturday, April 21, 10 and 11:15 a.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem; Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: The Golden Age; Thursday, April 26, 11 a.m.  Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Celebrate Broadway; Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5767 or visit Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre  Foo Fighters, Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. For additional information, call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livena Orpheum Eyes Set to Kill, Monday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.  Jake Miller, Friday, April 13, 8 p.m.  Jukebox the Ghost, Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.  Andrew WK, Sunday, April 29, 8 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1915 East Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Call 813-2489500 or visit Palladium at St. Petersburg College Phil Dirt & The Dozers, Monday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.  John Nmeth, Thursday, April 5, 8 p.m.  Synia Carroll, Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.  Matthew Graybil, Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m.  The Florida Bjrkestra, Sunday, April 15, 6 p.m.  Selwyn Birchwood Band, Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.  The Royal Guardsmen, Sunday, April 29, 4 p.m. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For additional information, call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladi Park Performing Arts Center A Tribute to Rod Stewart featuring Rob Caudill, Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center is at 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Call 727-369-5746. Raymond James Stadium Kenny Chesney, Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m. Raymond James Stadium is at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. The Ritz Ybor Michael Schenker Fest, Tuesday, April 3, 8 p.m.  Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Friday, April 6, 10 p.m.  Darude, Saturday, April 14, 10 p.m.  Yellow Claw, Friday, April 20, 10 p.m.  Party Thieves, Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m.  ABBA: The Concert – A Tribute to ABBA; Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem; Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.  Yanni, Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.  Black Jacket Symphony: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”; Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m.  Alan Parsons Live Project, Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Celebrate Broadway; Sunday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 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8B Entertainment Leader, March 29, 2018unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.‘Finding Your Feet’Genre: Comedy Cast: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman Director: Richard Loncraine Rated: PG-13 When Lady Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of 40 years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). The two could not be more different – Sandra is a sh out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts nding her feet and romance as she meets her sister’s friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman). This colorful, de ant and energetic group start to show Sandra that retirement is in fact only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease on love and life.‘Lean on Pete’Genre: Drama Cast: Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi and Chloe Sevigny Director: Andrew Haigh Rated: R Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley nds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chlo Sevigny) help Charley ll the void of his father’s absence – until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of nding a place they can call home.‘The China Hustle’Genre: Documentary Cast: Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Carson Block, James Chanos, Soren Aandahl and Maj Soueidnn Director: Jed Rothstein Rated: R In the midst of the 2008 market crash, investors on the fringes of the nancial world feverishly sought new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets. With Chinese indexes demonstrating explosive growth, the country suddenly emerged as a gold rush opportunity with one caveat: U.S. investors were prohibited from investing directly into the country’s market. Makeshift solutions led to a market frenzy, until one investor discovered the massive web of fraud left in its wake. Jed Rothstein’s documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated nancial world by following those working to uncover the biggest heist you’ve never heard of. OPENING, from page 1B By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersSAFETY HARBOR – The Safety Harbor Art & Music Center will present the fifth annual Safety Harbor SongFest Saturday, April 7, noon to 10 p.m., at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Visit The festival will feature performances by Fantastic Negrito, Josh Ritter, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Larkin Poe, Selwyn Birchwood, Meiko, Daniel Mohr, Betty Fox, Mountain Holler, Kristopher James, Ari Chi, The Urban Gypsies of Florida, Jonnie Morgan, and Ezra Huleatt of Black Taxi. Fantastic Negrito, who returns for the second year in a row, won a Grammy award last year for Best Contemporary Blues Album. “Safety Harbor is becoming my second home,” said Negrito in a press release. “I was rst introduced to this community through Chris Cornell. I feel the truest vibration of love from these good people.” Born Xavier Dphrepaulezz, Negrito’s musical style is self-described as “black roots music for everyone,” blending old school blues with modernized loops, slide guitar and drums. “We are so happy Xavier and the band are coming back,” said Todd Ramquist, SHAMc co-founder and festival organizer. “He truly embodies the spirit of our festival and his talent is limitless.” Negrito recently unveiled plans for “Please Don’t Be Dead,” his next album due to be released June 15 on the Cooking Vinyl and Blackball Universe label. “I wrote this album because I fear for the life of my black son,” said Negrito in a press release from Big Hassle. “I fear for the lives of my daughters. I am uncertain about what kind of future they will face. Will someone shoot up their school? Will they become addicted to prescription pills? Will they wind up on the street, sleeping under freeways and overpasses? Will the police murder my son? I came up with the name ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’ because I felt like we’d lost our way as a society – and I know what happens when you chase the wrong things. It’s the story of my life.” “Please Don’t Be Dead” is heralded by “Plastic Hamburgers,” the lead track. “With ‘Plastic Hamburgers’ I wanted to come out swinging,” added Negrito. “With everything happening in the world, I wanted to take it head on. Addiction, guns, censorship, overconsumption. I wanted people to feel like this is our song, our rallying cry: Let’s tear down the walls that separate us and face who we really are.” Negrito is truly an artist for these times: a multi-talented, genre-agnostic original whose life and work embody the struggle, energy, truth and creativity of black music. Negrito was raised in an orthodox Muslim household, the eighth of 14 children of a deeply religious Somali-Caribbean immigrant. The family moved from western Massachusetts to Oakland, California, when Negrito was just 12 years old. His new hometown’s vibrant black community provided a massive culture shock after what was an extremely conservative childhood. Raised by the streets of Oakland, Negrito discovered a passion for music and by the time he was 20, he had taught himself a range of instruments. Sensing that he was on the wrong path and fearing for his life, he knew he had to make a change so, armed with only his demo on cassette, he moved to Los Angeles where he eventually signed a million-dollar major record label deal. But Negrito’s soulful music was not made for those times. His debut album – released under his own name – went largely unnoticed. His con dence shattered, he pondered his next move. Before making any decisions, fate intervened. In 2000, Negrito suffered a near-fatal car accident. The event left him in a coma for three weeks and caused permanent damage to his playing hand. Determined, he fought hard, enduring hours of painful physical therapy. The birth of his son would provide the inspiration Negrito sought to return to music. Once again, he picked up his guitar. Encouraged by his childhood friend, co-founder/co-owner of artist collective Blackball Universe, and Empire writer/producer Malcolm Spellman, Negrito began exploring the roots of black music, ultimately winding back to the original source, the DNA of all American music: the blues. Rather than simply updating the delta blues, Negrito created something altogether new and unique, building bridges to the 21st century by weaving the original sounds of Lead Belly and Skip James with loops and samples of his own live instruments. Josh Ritter was named one of the Top 100 Songwriters Alive Today by Paste Magazine. Ritter has collaborated with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), recently toured with Jason Isbell, is a proli c painter whose works adorn his album covers, and a New York Times bestselling author. He has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” was featured on CBS News This Morning, and most recently performed on “Austin City Limits.” One of his biggest fans of his songwriting is novelist Stephen King. Selwyn Birchwood released “Pick Your Poison,” his forward-looking new CD on Alligator Records, in May 2017. On the new album, Birchwood – along with his band-saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney “Big Love” Girlie – takes a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans. With his ery guitar and lap steel playing; his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs; and his gritty, unvarnished vocals, Birchwood is one of the most remarkable young stars in the blues. According to a biographical sketch provided by Alligator Records, Birchwood possesses a deep familiarity with blues tradition, which allows him to bust the genre wide open, bringing innovative new sounds, colors and textures. He delivers these with a distinctive style that blends a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. Since the 2014 release “Don’t Call No Ambulance,” Birchwood’s Alligator Records debut, the powerhouse guitarist’s journey from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages can be described as phenomenal. “Don’t Call No Ambulance” received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014. Birchwood also walked away with the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Over the last few years, Birchwood and his band have crisscrossed the United States and Europe repeatedly, delivering unforgettable live performances. Now, with “Pick Your Poison,” Birchwood, along with his band – saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney “Big Love” Girlie – is taking another major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans. Birchwood wrote and produced all 13 songs on “Pick Your Poison.” His richly detailed, hard-hitting originals run the emotional gamut from the humorously personal “My Whiskey Loves My Ex” to the gospel-in ected “Even the Saved Need Saving” to the hard truths of the topical “Corporate Drone” and “Police State” to the existential choice of the title track. The cutting-edge songs are made all the more impactful by Birchwood’s gruff vocals, his untamed musicianship and his band’s seemingly telepathic accompaniment. “I write and sing what I know,” said Birchwood in a press release. “This album has a broad reach. It’s for young, old and everyone in between.” Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer signed Birchwood to the label shortly after the bluesman won the 2013 International Blues Challenge as well as the Albert King Guitarist Of The Year Award at the same event, “Selwyn writes smart, infectious, fresh songs and delivers them with a warm, conversational vocal style and a fun-loving attitude,” Iglauer said. “He’s a killer guitarist, switching between a regular six-string and lap steel. Live, he’s a ball of energy, interacting with the audience like they were in his living room.” Birchwood was born in 1985 in Orlando. He rst grabbed a guitar at age 13 and soon became pro cient at mimicking what he heard on the radio. He quickly grew tired of the popular grunge rock, hip-hop and metal of the 1990s. Then he heard some classic Jimi Hendrix. “He was larger than life,” Birchwood said. “What he did was mind-blowing. When I realized Hendrix was in uenced by the blues, I found my path.” By 17, Birchwood was deep into the blues, listening to Albert King, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and especially Buddy Guy. Birchwood announced his arrival on the international blues stage with 2014’s “Don’t Call No Ambulance.” The album is a fully realized vision of contemporary blues. Between his uninhibited sense of fun and adventure and his serious-as-a-heart-attack musicianship, “Don’t Call No Ambulance” opened a door into a bright future for the blues. “There’s nothing I’d rather be doing than playing the blues,” Birchwood said. “And I try to convey that with every song and with every performance.” Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root also will be performing at Safety Harbor Songfest. According to a press release from Devious Planet, Glabicki’s solo project – aptly titled Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki – will introduce new material at the event. In the 1990s, Glabicki had a vision he was driven to pursue. He left college, started a band despite the fact that he had no idea where the journey would deliver him. He spent two years developing this vision while learning the craft of songwriting. That vision grew into Rusted Root, the multiplatinum band out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Glabicki became one of music’s most unique voices. While Rusted Root is on hiatus, Glabicki has been devoting his time to creating an entirely new soundscape. His solo project promises to bring back parts of the Rusted Root of old, but will also include more percussion and female vocals. Collectively, the band hopes that the new material will deliver it to a special place. Glabicki will continue to play Rusted Root’s entire catalogue but promises to deliver fresh inspired versions, as well as introducing new and exciting music under the moniker of Uprooted Uprooted will feature members from the most recent Rusted Root touring band, including electric guitarist Dirk Miller, drummer Zil Fessler, bassist Bobby Schneck and Daisie Ghosts Flower singing back-ups. The Safety Harbor SongFest is presented by the Safety Harbor Music and Art Center. SHAMc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to promote education in ne art, visual arts, and performing arts. Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda created this art and music center to bene t their community. SHAMc is located in downtown Safety Harbor. The founders are both local artists who are globally renowned for their art house, Whimzeyland. For information about the center, visit For information about the Safety Harbor SongFest, visit Harbor SongFestFantastic Negrito returns to perform at the fth annual festival; Josh Ritter, Michael Glabicki added to lineup Photo by DEANDRE FORKS/BIG HASSLEFantastic Negrito returns to perform for the second consecutive year at the fth annual Safety Harbor SongFest, set for April 7. Photo by LAURA WILSON//SACKS & CO. Josh Ritter joins the lineup of the fth annual Safety Harbor SongFest. 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