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By LOGAN MOSBY Tampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER – Clearwater and Largo police officers soon will batter up and swing for the fences as they join forces to support one of their own. Officers from both police forces will square off during the 15th annual Charity Softball Challenge at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. The game will be followed by a matchup between the Clearwater Threshers and the Bradenton Marauders at 6:15 p.m. This year’s game will benefit Kyle Resler, a 20-year veteran of the Clearwater Police Department and Navy veteran. In November, Resler was diagnosed with Stage 4 high grade neuroendocrine carcinoma, an extremely rare cancer that currently has no cure. The father of two and Countryside High School graduate is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center. “Every year we look within our law enforcement family and see who is really in need,” said Clearwater Lt. Mike Ogliaruso. “This was an easy pick for us.” Ogliaruso said the matchup gives officers, as well as the community, the chance to show their support for someone who’s put his life on the line for them – whether they know him ENTERTAINMENT April 5, 2018 www.TBNweekly.com Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .10A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .5-9B Community . . . . . . . . 6A, 10A County . . . . . . . . . . . . .7A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-4B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .7A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .10A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .8ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO – Residents should expect to see dirt moving along West Bay Drive when construction begins on some longawaited projects in the next few months, according to city economic development of cials. West Bay Lofts, a multistory mixed-use project on the road’s 500 and 600 blocks, and a two-story dance studio on the site of the former Largo Hotel highlight some of the projects in the city’s West Bay Drive community redevelopment district. Another mixed-use complex and trailhead improvement project are also in the works in the district, while an apartment complex in the ClearwaterLargo Road redevelopment district has gained ground. Here’s a closer look at the projects.West Bay LoftsThe mixed-use project includes a vestory building on the 500 block of West Bay Drive and a three-story building on the 600 block, with commercial space making up the rst two oors of both structures and residential space occupying the rest. It consists of 123 residential units, 35,639 square feet of commercial space and a 540-space Projects coming to fruitionWest Bay Lofts among projects moving forward in city’s 2 redevelopment districts Dropping in to celebratePhoto SUBMITTEDAn artist’s rendering shows a completed West Bay Lofts project, a mixed-use development on the 500 and 600 blocks of West Bay Drive. City of cials say construction is expected to commence by July. By CHRIS GEORGE Tampa Bay NewspapersLARGO – In February, when city leaders rst discussed the idea of hosting Major League Soccer training in Largo, they expressed several concerns about the cost to taxpayers and impact on youth leagues. After a staff report provided more details April 3 during a commission meeting, those concerns – at least for now – were abated, and commissioners agreed to continue to pursue the possibility of joining Clearwater and Oldsmar in hosting a team. “I think a lot of the issues we saw … in the rst time that we discussed this have kind of gone away – especially if we are just looking at exploring the opportunity,” Commissioner Jamie Robinson said. “In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer, and it can do nothing but bene t the city of Largo.” One of those concerns was spending as much as $200,000 for eld upgrades. City staff said Clearwater, which hosts DC United and the Philadelphia Union, spent $150,000 in eld prep and Oldsmar, which hosts the New York Red Bulls, spent $200,000. However, after meeting with representatives from the St. Petersburg/ Clearwater Convention and Visitors Bureau, Krista Pincince, assistant director of the Recreation, Parks and Arts department, said city staff learned that the Tourist Development Council offers funding assistance for the field improvements through its Capital Projects Funding Program. She said the exact cost won’t be known, though, until a team is identi ed because each MLS team has different requirements and preferences. She said the TDC is actively working to identify teams from New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto that may have interest in holding their team training in this area because it would allow for scrimmages and other events to occur between the teams. If a team shows interest, a tour of possible sites would be scheduled with representatives from the team, and the Belcher Soccer Complex would be one of those locations. The public would not be allowed to observe practice sessions, but the team would provide a youth or coaches clinic and a meet-and-greet for youth clubs. City to stay in mix for MLS team trainingOf cials agree that bene ts of hosting pro team make proposal worth pursuingClearwater, Largo PD to square off during annual charity softball gameOf cers go to bat for one of their own Dozens of children and their parents ooded the eld behind Mission City Church in Largo on March 31 for an Easter egg hunt. But instead of looking down at their feet to nd the eggs, they started out by looking at the skies. They were eagerly awaiting a helicopter that was to drop 25,000 plastic eggs lled with candy and prizes. Once the helicopter cleared the area, the rush was on to nd and collect as many eggs as possible.Photos by JIM LAYFIELD E A S T E R EASTER LARGO REDEVELOPMENT LARGO CITY COMMISSION CLEARWATER Peter Yarrow set to take stage in LargoLegendary musician Peter Yarrow, a founding member of the multiplatinum and gold-selling trio Peter, Paul & Mary, will perform Sunday, April 8, at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. Yarrow will weave a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs his fans know and love, such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Light One Candle” and “Day is Done.” … Page 3B.Theatre hosting Broadway favorite“Social Security,” a Broadway favorite written by “Blazing Saddles” screenwriter Andrew Bergman, opened March 22 at Just for Laughs Dinner Theatre at Havana Harry’s in Largo. The story takes place in David and Barbara Kahn’s apartment in Manhattan, in the fall of 1985, and the hilarity ensuing around Barbara’s archetypal Jewish mother, Sophie. … Page 2B. COMMUNITY Seminole ends effort to ban kavaSeminole city councilors decided to abandon a bill that would ban kava and kratom sales in Seminole city limits. The decision, made in a consensus vote during a March 27 workshop, followed a unanimous vote in favor of the bill, which would have banned kava, kratom, contraband bath salts and synthetic cannabinoid sales if passed, at its March 13 meeting. … Page 6A. COUNTY PSTA planning to enhance servicePinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board members said yes March 21 to accepting a $234,121 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation for the operation of an extension on Route 100X. PSTA will use the funds for operation of the new Route 100X extension service from Gateway Mall in St. Petersburg to downtown St. Petersburg and on to downtown Tampa. Plans call for starting the new route in June. … Page 7A. VIEWPOINTS Tom GermondKudos for local businesses.… Page 8A. See PROJECTS, page 4A See MLS, page 4A See SOFTBALL, page 4A Athletic competitions, highland dancing, solo piping and drumming bands to highlight the Dunedin event coming up this weekend. … Page 4B.Don your kilts for annual Highland Games & Festival Volume 39, No. 27LPD offering active-shooter training Free ALICE sessions will be held April 7-8 … Page 2A. SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 Exp. 5/15/18 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25 Exp. 5/15/18 25% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 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2A Largo Leader, April 5, 2018LFR to host grand opening for Fire Station 43 on April 7LARGO – Largo Fire Rescue will host the grand opening of Fire Station 43 on Saturday, April 7, from 11 to 2 p.m., at the station located at 2765 Bayway Ave., Belleair Bluffs. The event will feature self-guided tours, food, facepainting, Marshall the Fire Pup and music. Parking will be available at Belleair Bluffs City Hall, with over ow parking at the Bank of America across the street at 125 Indian Rocks Road N. The city of Belleair Bluffs and the town of Belleair contract re rescue services with Largo, which operates the station as an Advanced Life Support engine company.Summer Job Fair slated for April 7LARGO – The city of Largo’s Summer Job Fair will be held Wednesday, April 4, 4 to 7 p.m., at City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. The city is hiring lifeguards, camp counselors and more, so come ready to interview and bring copies of your rsum. For job openings and descriptions, visit Largo.com/ jobs.LPD offering free active-shooter training sessions April 7-8LARGO – The Largo Police Department will offer 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 nd themselves on the scene of an active-shooter incident. They will learn several effective strategies for increasing the chances of survival during these events. Strategies will be discussed in detail and then practiced during a live scenario exercise. The free sessions are open to the public, but you must preregister by April 6 by calling 727-587-6720. Youth Leadership Council to host rst teen summit LARGO – The city of Largo is inviting teens to provide input on the future they envision for Largo at the rst teen summit Sunday, April 22, 4 to 6 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. The summit, which is coordinated by the Largo Youth Leadership Council, will explore a variety of topics that are relevant to teens and empower them with the right tools and resources to work toward a better Largo. The event will include music, food, prizes and interactive stations.Community Center receives grant for arthritis programLARGO – The Largo Community Center announced recently it has received funding from the National Recreation & Parks Association to host the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease program. The program was developed to help people with or without arthritis form walking groups. Its main objectives are to provide participants with education about successful physical activity for people with arthritis, arthritis management and an opportunity to begin and develop an ongoing aerobic tness program. This program will begin at the Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road, on Monday, April 30. The group will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for six weeks. A daily fee of $2 per person will be collected at the start of each class. Each session will include a discussion topic, a warm-up, a walk and cool down. Locations for each walk will be available at the rst session. For more information, call 727-518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Largo participating in contest bene ting parksLARGO – Largo residents have until April 30 to nominate the city to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park. For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Co. to help fund park improvement projects across the country through the national Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign. By visiting NRPA.org/Disney, park supporters can nominate Largo. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. Everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack. City Briefs Wills Starting at $89801 West Bay Drive, Suite 320  Largo, FL 33770727-512-5137www.brianmarantzlaw.com The Law Of ce of Brian MarantzWills  Trusts  Probate  Estate Planning  Real Estate 030818Evenings and Weekends by Request COMPLEXITY, MEET SIMPLICITY. When retirement can stretch on for decades, even the most educated among us can nd themselves lost in planning for it. That's where our nancial advisors come in. 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Largo 3A Leader, April 5, 2018LARGO – Members of the Kiwanis Club of Largo/MidPinellas teamed up with Crescent Lake Ministries on April 1 as part of a quarterly community service project to help feed the homeless. The club allocates funds to help buy food and provides volunteers to serve in conjunction with Crescent Lake Ministries, which has been feeding the homeless in the Clearwater area on the first Sunday of each month for the past 28 years under the direction of Sandy Michnoff and Dr. Ken Boaz, pastor of International Church of Clearwater. They are joined by Pastor Scott Kelley of Abundant Life Ministries, Don Nichols and Elliott Michnoff of Cornerstone Christian Center, as well as representatives of many other churches in the county. Kelley and Michnoff, who are members of Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis, suggested this as a project the club should adopt to follow the First Object of Kiwanis: “To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.” Starting at 12:45 p.m., the ministry preaches to the 85 to 130 people who attend, after which the food is served by 15-20 volunteers. Donated clothing is also passed out when it is available. LARGO – The 11th annual Art Hops will take place Saturday, April 21, at the Largo Public Library from 6 to 10 p.m. The event showcases the library, local art, crafts, artisans and craft breweries. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view unique items for purchase, bid on silent auction items, enjoy brews from local pubs and breweries and sample tasty treats from local restaurants. Featured artists will be Craig Bone and Zen Glass Studio. Participating breweries and eateries include Evermore Caf, Tailgators, Frankie’s Patriot BBQ, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, 3 Daughters Brewing, Barley Mow, Arkane Aleworks and more. Proceeds benefit the Greater Largo Library Foundation and provides funding for programs, services and equipment for the library that fall outside of the city budget. Tickets, which can be purchased online at gllf.org or at the gate, are $25 for each person and $35 to include the craft brew garden. For more information, call 727586-7398.Kiwanians help feed homelessArt Hops to bene t library foundationCalling all canines: PawFest returning to Central ParkLARGO – Man’s best friend will take center stage when PawFest returns to Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 13th annual event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Largo Mid-Pinellas 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. Largo Central Park is where children and canines can participate in games, activities, lessons and demonstrations. Vendors who specialize in petrelated products also will be on hand. Among the activities will be obedience, agility, skill and safety demonstrations, health screenings, pet identification and hands-on 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.Tourney to bene t Special Olympics Photo courtesy of BRUCE BLAZEJMembers of the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas helped Crescent Lake Ministries on April 1 as part of a quarterly community service project to help feed the homeless. Plenty of dogs will be available for adoption when PawFest returns to Largo Central Park on Saturday, April 14. The free carnival provides children and families an opportunity to interact and have fun with dogs.TBN le photoLARGO – 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 Caf 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. 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4A Largo Leader, April 5, 2018 Around LargoAmerican Legion to host luau partyLARGO – Break out your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirts because the Heisler-Johnson American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 119, 130 First Ave. SW, will host a luau party on its patio Sunday, April 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. The party will feature music, games, contests, tropical drinks and a performance by hula dancer Lady Darjuxena. A dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, pineapple coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert will be offered for $10. Tickets can be purchased from Post 119.Pinellas Pioneers plan picnic at parkLARGO – The Pinellas Pioneers Association will hold its 55th annual picnic Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Shelter No. 3 in Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road. Attendees are asked to bring their own food, beverage, table service and folding chairs. Association membership and picnic admission are free and open to all who have an interest in Pinellas County history. Some Pinellas County pioneers are expected to be present and Tommy Griner will entertain. The Charmonizers Barbershop Quartet will make an appearance to sing songs from the 1890s. Individuals and groups are encouraged to display photographs, documents and fundraising items for their historical organization, along with any items of historical interest from their area of the county. For more information, call association president Terry Fortner at 727-786-2837.St. Patrick School to host rst Spring CarnivalLARGO – St. Patrick School, 1501 Trotter Road, will host its rst Spring Carnival on Friday through Sunday, April 13-15. The event will feature rides, food trucks and a marketplace of vendors. It will be held 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for each day cost $25 at the gate or $20 when purchased in advance. A band to ride all weekend costs $60 at the gate and $50 in advance. Tickets will be on sale after Masses at the church April 6-7, can be purchased through the school of ce or by contacting Patty Ruppel at 727-581-4865.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, from 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 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.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 www.suncoastosteopathic.org/springhealth 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.Library to host Family History Assistance DayLARGO – The semiannual Family History Assistance Day will be held Saturday, April 14, from noon to 4 p.m., in Jenkins Community Wing Room A on the rst oor of the Largo Public Library. The event offers one-on-one family research assistance. Participants are urged to bring family history notes and USB drive to record new discoveries, as a volunteer researcher will hunt for data online. Volunteers will assist attendees on a rst-come, rst-served basis and also will be available in the Genealogy Center to introduce visitors to the print collection through tours and will assist on the use of materials. For more information, contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 727-595-4521.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit HighlandRecreation.com 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, from 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 PlayLargo.com. The cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 4 and younger get in free. For more information, call 727-587-6740, ext. 2104, or visit HighlandRecreation.com.Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 727-518-3131.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. See LARGO, page 5A PROJECTS, from page 1A MLS, from page 1A SOFTBALL, from page 1A robotic parking garage. Developer Gary Tave expressed concerns at a City Commission work session in October that he might only be able to nance the construction of one building at a time, but Economic Development Manager Teresa Brydon said this past week that Tave is finalizing plans for his financial package and is moving forward with the redevelopment of both locations at the same time. “That’s why the delay has taken place,” she said. “He’s always had the ability to build out one block, but he wanted to bring them together at the same time.” The Barley Mow Tavern, which closed April 1, will still need to be demolished, but Brydon said she expects construction to commence by the end of June or beginning of July. It is expected to last 12 months for the building on the 600 block and 16 months for the one on the 500 block.Dance studioTara Lynn Disalvo, owner of the West Florida Dance Center, is expanding her growing studio with a pair of two-story buildings on the site of the former Largo Hotel on First Avenue Southwest to the west of the railroad tracks. Brydon said the facility will have a retro movie theater aesthetic and the two buildings will be connected by a walkway on the second oor. She said the development order was just signed, and they are already in the permit process. “We should be seeing a lot of things happening on that footprint in the next couple of weeks,” she said. “They’ll be turning dirt and getting moving.”West Bay Drive trailhead improvementsThe city, in collaboration with the county, aims to beautify the trailhead area for those accessing the Pinellas Trail from Washington Avenue Southwest to Fourth Avenue Northwest with new access bridges, an overhaul of the existing pedestrian overpass and improved open space for activities on both sides of the trail. “My goal is to have this under construction by the end of the year at the latest,” Brydon said. But, since the state and county are each contributing funding, Brydon said the project has required a lot more checks and balances. For instance, Brydon said this is the rst time the city has taken part in FDOT’s Local Agency Program certification process, which determines the city’s capability in transportation projects. Brydon said the city also recently received comments back from the county on right-of-way permit information. City of cials will then discuss the feedback and they will then enter final design work. “I’m really focused on trying to get that out of the ground. It’s time,” Brydon told city commissioners recently. “We need to have this done, and I think everybody on the team knows that. We’re anxiously awaiting to move forward with that.”300 East Bay DriveArlis Construction USA purchased the property at 300 East Bay Drive across from Largo Central Park from Christian International College in September for $2.4 million. It aims to redevelop the 2.5acre site, which was once the headquarters of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and then later Schiller International University, into an eight-story mixeduse structure with retail and restaurants on the first floor, office spaces on the second and up to six floors of residential condominium units. It would also include a multistory parking garage structure, along with an outdoor public plaza and open seating area. Nils Kushta, director of communications for Arlis Construction, said no blueprints or architectural drawings had been produced as of February, so the site will probably remain an of ce building until Arlis is ready to move forward.Rosery CourtDockside Investors is proposing a 224-unit apartment complex on two blocks at the intersection of Clearwater-Largo and Rosery roads. Brydon said the project, which would be located in the ClearwaterLargo Road redevelopment district, has taken extra time to get off the ground because Dockside Investors is seeking an affordable housing density bonus incentive, which would allow the complex to go from 15 units an acre up to 27 units an acre if about 20 percent of the complex is set aside for affordable housing. “Because this is our rst time, we actually had to sit down and develop an agreement for it,” Brydon said. Dockside Investors also has developed two other apartment complexes in Largo – The Boulevard on Seminole Boulevard near the Largo Mall and The Charleston on 66, the site of a former driving range on 66th Street. “We’ve gotten to the point where we’re pretty close to having it done,” she said. “We’re just waiting for the attorneys on both sides to come to a consensus on some basic wording components. Once that happens, we’ll move forward and bring it before the City Commission for approval and then off they go to build that project. It’s exciting for us.” Another concern for commissioners was that the players wouldn’t be able to stay in Largo because they require full-service hotel accommodations and there are no hotels in Largo that t their needs. Robinson said Largo hotels would still bene t because having a pro soccer eld brings opportunities for other teams and tournaments. “Then you start seeing that return on investment from families, people staying here, because they spend their vacations around these tournaments and things like that,” he said. Teams would need to use two of the city’s three elds for about three to four weeks in late January or February, and no one else could use the fields during that time, so commissioners also were worried about displacing youth teams, such as Largo United. Joan Byrne, director of the Recreation, Parks and Arts department, said she had a brief conversation with the director of Largo United, and said he wanted to see how it plays out. “He wasn’t saying, ‘I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread or it’s the worst idea in the world,’” she said. Robinson added that the area by the complex has plenty of unused space that could be turned into elds, so the city could accommodate the youth teams if necessary. Byrne emphasized that the city was still in exploratory stages, and it could take a long time to even learn if a team was interested. “We’re not looking at a decision in the next month or two,” she said. “It could be even several years as this idea of developing Major League Soccer emerges for the area.” Mayor Woody Brown said he thinks it’s better to be patient than miss out on a potential opportunity to bolster the city’s reputation. “I know this is a long process and we are just kind of embarking on it now, and I support continuing on,” he said.In other newsPolice Chief Jeff Undestad recognized the department’s employees of the year. Sgt. Ann Starling was named Supervisor of the Year, Detective Michael Vegenski earned Officer of the Year, Chandra Gaines was named Civilian of the Year, and George Lasky captured honors as Volunteer of the Year. personally or not. “It’s a pretty great family event, for people to come out and show support for one of their police of cers,” Ogliaruso said, adding that while the money raised will bene t an of cer in need, it’s not the most important aspect of the event. “The community support is amazing,” Ogliaruso said. “If it makes them (recipients) feel good, if it raises their spirits, well that’s the least we can do.” The cost to attend the softball game, $20, includes admittance to the Threshers game as well as “allyou-can-eat” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Items included will be traditional ball park fare, such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, peanuts, popcorn, chips, ice cream, soft drinks and bottled water. Draft beer will be available for an additional $2.50. Children age 4 and younger get in free. The event will also include children’s activities and a silent auction. Fireworks will follow the Threshers game. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or prior to the game by calling Mike Blickensdorf at 810-955-2237. Logan Mosby is editor of the Clearwater Beacon. She can be reached at lmosby@TBNweekly.com or by calling 727-397-5563, ext. 304. Photo by JIM LAYFIELDBefore going to church Easter morning, Nicolas Cannella, 4, of Largo follows the bunny tracks he found on the sidewalk and stre et throughout the Shadow Pines neighborhood in Largo.On the hunt for the Easter bunny Photo SUBMITTEDAn artist’s rendering shows the view of a new pedestrian overpass from 12th Street Southwest that is part of a West Bay Drive trailhead imp rovement project. City of cials say their goal is to get started on construction of the project by the end of the year. Photo courtesy of LPDThe Largo Police Department employees of the year are, from left, George Lasky, Volunteer of the Year; Chandra Gaines, Civilian of the Year; Detective Michael Vegenski, Of cer of the Year; and Sgt. Ann Starling, Supervisor of the Year.

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Largo 5A Leader, April 5, 2018Monthly events Free movies: First Wednesdays at 1 p.m., and third Fridays at 7 p.m. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and are shown with closed captioning when available. Light concessions will be available. Check the Largo Lantern or call 727-518-3131 for a listing of movies.  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 spokenword performers are welcome. Cost is $5 and limited concessions will be available, including beer and wine. Group meetingsLargo Area Historical SocietyLARGO – The Largo Area Historical Society will meet Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive. This month’s speaker will be Lt. Penny Cooke, a retired member of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, who will speak about the history of the PCSO. For more information, call Charlie Harper at 727-584-4906.Largo Woman's ClubLARGO – The Largo Woman’s Club meets the rst Tuesday of each month at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sign-in at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $8, which includes lunch and a special guest speaker. Meetings and fundraisers are open to all women, and Largo residency is not required to attend. For more information, call Rita at 727447-1808 or Ginny at 321-288-1239.American Legion Post 119LARGO – American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, will host several events that are open to the public. Lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $7.25 for shrimp or a four-piece chicken dinner or all-you-can-eat fried sh. It is served with rolls, French fries and coleslaw. Saturday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by various artists weekly, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $8.25 and includes bacon-wrapped let mignon served with a salad, baked potato and rolls. Coffee is $1. Sons of the American Legion Post 119 sponsor “Wing Madness” every Monday night, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy chicken wings served hot, mild, barbecue, butter and garlic and spicy barbecue for $5 for six or $8 for 12. French fries and onion rings are available. Bob Swenson provides music from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds bene t the Special Olympics, Fisher House at Bay Pines, and American Legion National Child Welfare Foundation and National Emergency Fund.VFW Post 10094LARGO – VFW Post 10094, at 14450 Walsingham Road, offers several events each week that are open to the public. Each Monday, Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs are served beforehand for $3. On Tuesday afternoons, Trivia Time is held from 2 to 4 p.m. and darts are offered starting at 7 p.m. Each Thursday, dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. for $6 to $7. A different meal is served each week, and entertainers vary from week to week. Friday is Karaoke With Mollie, which begins at 6 p.m., with hot dogs and hamburgers offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment is on Friday, Saturday and Sundays inside and outside, weather permitting. All are welcome, but you must have a current membership card to be served alcohol. Proceeds bene t the Bill Young VA Hospital programs, the VFW National Home, Sea Cadet Youth activities and the Boy Scouts.Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-PinellasLARGO – The Kiwanis Club of Largo/MidPinellas meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at The Suncoast Caf, 1921 West Bay Drive. Each meeting features a speaker and fellowship over a meal, where members plan service and fundraising projects Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 to serve the children of the world and at the local level. For more information, visit largokiwanis. snack.ws/ or call 727-536-0412.Alzheimer's Caregiver support groupLARGO – The Largo Public Library will host an Alzheimer’s caregiver support group the second Tuesday of each month. The group provides an opportunity for caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia to share their experiences and receive inspiration, guidance and support. To register or for more information, contact Maria Pepe at 727-479-7071 or MariaPepe@EmpathHealth.org or Tracy Christner 727-536-7364 or TracyChristner@EmpathHealth.org. LARGO, from page 4A Thomas Michalski, former editor at TBN, dies at 76Thomas A. Michalski, 76, a longtime journalist and former editor of the Pinellas Park Beacon, died March 25. Michalski worked at Tampa Bay Newspapers from 2005-2010, helping launch the Pinellas Park Beacon, a weekly paper. Michalski covered everything from criminal activities to human interest stories as a journalist, working in New York City. “He was never afraid to jump right into a story and make sure the facts were correct,” said his daughter, Dolores McGlone. “His second love was photography. We would go out every Sunday and photograph the community, talking to strangers and learning their stories,” she said. Tom Germond, executive editor of TBN, said Michalski was a versatile newsman who relied on his instincts, experience and good sources to continually produce good stories. “Tom loved his job, and it showed,” Germond said. “He had a great, sometimes offbeat, sense of humor and often told wacky stories of being a crime reporter decades ago in New York City.” He won rst place in a Florida Press Association contest for a picture he took of a girl asleep on her horse while waiting to compete in an equestrian event. Michalski also wrote columns for the newspapers, often about his life experiences. Michalski was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Sept. 13, 1941. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, writing stories about the Vietnam War. After many years of reporting, he started his own newspaper business catering to police and re ghters all over the country before moving to Vermont and then Florida. “To say growing up with my father was interesting is an understatement. He taught me if you work hard, stay true to yourself and your beliefs – that your life will be full of happiness and surrounded by great people,” McGlone said. When he retired, Michalski and his wife, Pat, bought an RV and their rst trip was to Alaska. Every year Michalski was planning a trip as soon as he came back from a trip, traveling to almost every state. Based on those experiences, he wrote articles for travel magazines. Michalski is survived by his wife and traveling partner of 22 years, Pat; daughter, Dolores McGlone; stepdaughter, Kerry White; stepson, Kevin Bauer and step-grandchildren, Steven and Hailey Bauer. Services will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery at a date to be announced later. 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6A Community Leader, April 5, 2018 By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersSEMINOLE – City councilors have decided to abandon a bill that would ban kava and kratom sales in Seminole city limits. The decision, made in a consensus vote during its March 27 workshop, followed a unanimous vote in favor of the bill, which would have banned kava, kratom, contraband bath salts and synthetic cannabinoid sales if passed, at its March 13 meeting. The second and nal vote on the bill was scheduled for April 10. Since that March 13 meeting, the city received numerous phone calls and emails from Seminole residents and those from outside the area in support of kava and kratom. During the March 27 meeting that preceded the workshop, several individuals spoke in favor of both substances. Chris Reynolds, an attorney living in unincorporated Seminole, told the council that the items included in the bill should not be lumped together. “Bath salts are certainly very different from the other two things on there, the kava and the kratom, and the kava and kratom are very different things,” he said. He also pointed out that Earth Fare in Seminole City Center carries kava in pill form. “If we regulate that, it’s going to have a significant impact on the city,” he said. The council also heard more personal stories. Diane Fleming, a Seminole resident, said her daughter, who suffers from chronic fatigue and depression, among other ailments, drinks kratom several times a week “to help relieve her symptoms for a few hours.” She added, “It is the only thing that has helped keep her sanity.” Brian Snyder, who lives outside the city, but has friends in Seminole, told the council that he recently began taking kratom following a cancer diagnosis. The cancer and pain medications were affecting his daily life – at one point, he was taking 12 Vicodins a day to manage the pain. Since drinking kava and kratom six weeks ago, he has stopped taking pain pills and notices immense physical bene ts. Kathleen Johnson, who doesn’t drink either kava or kratom, spoke about how local kava bars are committed to the community. “The community aspect of a kava bar is unbelievable. Everybody is so friendly. They’re laidback. They’re sober,” she said. “The thing that’s most important to me is that the kava bar owners are community people. They give back into their communities. It is local people investing into their community, providing a space for camaraderie, friendliness and a space for philanthropy.” Catherine Enzor, an ambassador for the American Kratom Association, said she’s lost a number of friends to opioid addiction and at one point was “a homeless, jobless addict who lost custody of her oldest daughter.” By using kratom, she has been able to stay off drugs and has turned her life around, she said. She also knows many others who use kratom to keep sober. She added that it’s a natural substance, “a whole ground leaf, absolutely nothing synthetic about it,” that acts on opioid receptors in the brain – the same receptors affected by cheese, coffee and chocolate. Gary Wilder, owner of Lizard Juice in Seminole, said he hears stories like these every day at his job. He has also seen the effects of kratom rsthand when his wife used it ve years ago while battling cancer to lessen the effects of the illness. “I’ve never had a drink, never done drugs. I don’t even eat red meat,” he said. “This natural product changed my life…These stories that I hear from people – I hear these every day by the hundreds in the stores, and I’m the most anti-drug person that you could meet in your life.” He added, “This is the greatest exit from opioids that nature’s ever given us. This is an incredible product.” During the workshop, Mayor Leslie Waters said that since the March 13 meeting, councilors “all had learned a great deal about kava and kratom.” Councilor Thomas Barnhorn asked why the council hadn’t discussed the bill in a workshop prior to its rst reading. “I want to know why we are here tonight. This workshop should have happened way before we gave a directive, in my opinion, to our attorney to draft something…” he said. “We didn’t really ever have a discussion on what we wanted.” During the council’s annual retreat Jan. 7, the council briefly discussed regulation of kratom and kava, and directed City Attorney Jay Daigneault to draft an ordinance to regulate or ban the substances. Councilor Jim Quinn said that after the March 13 meeting, he researched both kratom and kava, and also asked the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for guidance. The PCSO told him it does “not think it is a priority to pass an ordinance banning it” after efforts by the Florida Legislature to ban them failed. “I’m going to take the advice of the Pinellas County sheriff,” Quinn said. Vice Mayor Roger Edelman also spoke of researching the substances by discussing it with local doctors and others who have experience with it. “I’m a little on edge about some of the things I’ve read,” he said. “I’d say there are some side effects to both of them. Are the side effects more important than the bene ts that either one of these two things will give the public?” Councilor Trish Springer questioned whether the city has the authority to ban “a product from a business that is operating in our city. “I’m a small business owner. So, I’ve got to look at it from both sides,” she said. “Who are we to advise a business on what to sell and what not to sell when it’s not illegal in this state or in this county at this time?” Councilor Chris Burke reminded council that the United States Food and Drug Administration has not approved kava or kratom for consumption. But he was hesitant to ban sales of either in the city. “We’re not fortune tellers. 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County 7A Leader, April 5, 2018 Police Beat76-year-old dies after-car crash in SeminoleSEMINOLE – A 76-year-old Seminole man died at a local hospital after crashing his car about 4:17 p.m. March 30 on Park Boulevard just west of Ridge Road in Seminole. Deputies assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team say James Moriarty was driving his 2006 Nissan Sentra eastbound on Park Boulevard when he drove over the raised concrete median barrier and into the oncoming westbound lanes of Park Boulevard. The Nissan continued moving up on the curb and sidewalk along the right westbound lane of Park Boulevard where it then drove through a private residential yard before striking a mailbox. The car then moved through a second yard and struck two fences. Deputies say after the Nissan struck a third fence, it collided with a large tree head-on causing the back end of the vehicle to spin counterclockwise, colliding with an unoccupied Ford F-150 that was parked in a driveway of a private residence at 11635 Park Blvd. Paramedics responded and transported Moriarty to Largo Medical Center Main Campus where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Investigators say Moriarty possibly suffered a medical episode, which may have led to the crash. Speed was a factor in this crash.Three adults, two teens accused of robberySEMINOLE – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three adults and two teenagers for forcefully stealing a gold necklace and $10 from a 17-year-old in Seminole. All ve were charged with one count of strong-arm robbery. The robbery occurred about 5:30 p.m. March 17 at Boca Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N., Seminole. The last suspect was arrested about 10 a.m. March 28. Deputies were called to the victim’s home in Seminole about 2 p.m. March 18 after receiving a report about the robbery. Detectives began an investigation and found out that a 17-year-old female, who is known to the victim, contacted the victim and asked the 17-year-old to come to the park to “hang out.” Once the victim arrived, Jordan Hale Wilson, 19, Trevor Conlyn Ahern, 19, and Dakota Mohr, 18, all of Seminole, and an unidenti ed 15-yearold male came up to the victim from behind and began physically beating him, forcefully taking a gold chain, medallion and $10. All ve suspects ed the scene. Detectives say the victim suffered serious injuries including a fracture to his facial area, multiple lacerations and multiple bruises to his face and body. Detectives were able to positively identify all five suspects and recovered the stolen necklace and medallion. Wilson, Ahern and Mohr were arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000. Wilson was released on surety bond at 11:58 a.m. March 28. Ahern was released on surety bond at 8:50 p.m. March 28. Mohr was released on surety bond at 10:53 p.m. March 28. The two juveniles were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.Largo PD arrests bank robbery suspectLARGO – Largo police arrested a 33-year-old Orlando man about 4 a.m. March 27 in connection with the robbery of PNC Bank, 50 Rosery Road NW. Richard Bruce McGee Jr. was booked into the Pinellas County jail on charges of strong arm robbery and resisting an of cer without violence. Bail was set at $10,150. He also is being held for violation of parole. McGee is accused of robbing the PNC Bank about 12:06 p.m. March 26. Police say he left with an undisclosed amount of cash.Woman arrested in road rage incidentCLEARWATER – Police arrested an 18-year-old Clearwater woman about 8:20 p.m. March 26, after she was involved in a road rage incident, which included pointing a gun at a 50-year-old woman. Tia Joan Pisani was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, battery on a person age 65 or older, leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, and tampering with physical evidence. Bail was set at $17,250. Pisani was released on a surety bond at 8:18 a.m. March 27. According to Clearwater police, the incident began about 11 a.m. March 26 on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near Belcher Road. Police say the dispute from the roadway then spilled over into a nearby parking lot, where the verbal disagreement turned violent. Police say Pisani attacked a 72-year-old woman and her 50-year-old daughter. She reportedly pointed a gun at the daughter and pulled the trigger. The weapon turned out to be an unloaded airsoft gun. Police say both women suffered minor injuries before Pisani ed the scene. Clearwater PD’s Crime Analysis Unit was able to take a wrong license tag number, which had been provided, and through an extensive search, were able to track down the right tag and identify the owner. Detectives were then able to locate and arrest Pisani later in the day. Compiled by SUZETTE PORTER By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersST. PETERSBURG – Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board members said yes March 21 to accepting a $234,121 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation for the operation of an extension on Route 100X. The money comes from FDOT’s Urban Corridor Program. Funds can be used for operating costs related to providing public transit services that relieve congestion, improve roadway capacity and provide inter-county connectivity. PSTA will use the funds for operation of the new Route 100X extension service from Gateway Mall in St. Petersburg to downtown St. Petersburg and on to downtown Tampa. Plans call for starting the new route in June. Cassandra Borchers, PSTA’s Chief Development Of cer, said the 100X is one of two express routes running from Pinellas County to Tampa. The 100X runs from St. Petersburg and crosses the Gandy Bridge to connect to Tampa. The 300X runs from the park and ride lot on Ulmerton Road in Largo and uses the Howard Frankland Bridge. Plans call for extending the 300X route to create a stop at Tampa International Airport. The two commuter routes operate Monday-Friday. The fare is $3. One of the concerns with extending the 100X Route and adding a stop at the Tampa airport is maintaining schedules so existing riders can make their connections. Borchers also told board members about a new pilot project on I-275 that would allow buses to use the shoulders when traf c speeds drop below 35 mph. She said the project should help keep express routes timely. Plans call for that project to begin in 2019. 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8A Viewpoints Leader, April 5, 2018WASHINGTON, D.C. – What if they had negotiations to prevent a war and nobody came? That’s the prospect staring down at President Donald Trump who says he wants to remake U.S. foreign policy, but doesn’t have a fully staffed army of diplomats and national security gures to lead the charge. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson two weeks ago and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. Even if a speedy con rmation puts Pompeo in charge at Foggy Bottom in short order, he’ll end up as the boss of a lot of empty seats. The American Foreign Service Association lists 188 ambassadorial positions, but fewer than 75 have been lled. The administration has failed to name individuals to ll the usual ambassador positions except for a number in the high 30s, according to the administration. The White House points the nger at the antics of Senate Democrats for slow-walking the con rmation of able administration picks. “A stunning 43 percent of the president’s highly quali ed nominees are still waiting for con rmation in the Senate,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said of the overall pool of uncon rmed nominees during a recent brie ng. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “tactics have led to 102 fewer con rmations than the next closest administration.” Observe the Democrats’ treatment of Richard Grenell, whom Trump nominated to be ambassador to Germany in September. Grenell is clearly quali ed. A frequent Fox News contributor, he ably served as spokesman to four U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations from 2001 to 2008. In 2012, Grenell served as national security spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney – which made him the rst openly gay spokesman for a GOP presidential hopeful – before he resigned amid objections from social conservatives. His con rmation would be a win for gay Republicans, which one would expect to be embraced by Democrats who support gay rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced Grenell in October. Then nothing happened. Republicans complained that the Democrats’ use of secret “holds” prevented them from knowing which Senate Democrat stood in Grenell’s way. It wasn’t until March 22, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., asked the Senate to approve a oor vote on Grenell, that a name presented itself. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., effectively blocked the vote. Under Senate “cloture” rules, one objection can delay a con rmation vote until after 30 hours of debate. Those 30 hours of debate mean real work doesn’t get done. Merkley explained he objected to Grenell’s “lengthy track record of tweets attacking both prominent Democratic and prominent Republican women,” as well as his tweets that were “dismissive of the Russian threat.” Merkley also has criticized Trump for taking so long to nominate diplomats in troubled regions. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., also has faulted the Trump administration for slamming Democrats’ delay tactics while the president neglected to nominate individuals for a large tranche of posts. To be sure, the Trump White House has been slower than other recent administrations to name individuals to key posts. Trump has yet to nominate an ambassador to South Korea, even as he prepares for negotiations with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, thanks to an invitation transmitted by Seoul diplomats. The process of vetting potential appointees and clearing would-be ambassadors with host nations has become so time-consuming that this administration cannot move as swiftly as past White Houses moved, an administration of cial maintained. Also, when senior level aides are frozen, the positions below them are held up as well. The bottom line, noted McConnell spokesman Don Stewart, is, “The Democrats have gone out of their way to block even the most highly quali ed nominees that the president has put forward and it has caused necessary delay for our foreign service and national security around the world.” Put another way: Trump is taking the slow route because he’s a nonpolitician trying to put other novices in the government. Senate Democrats are dragging con rmations precisely because they are political animals. Rules designed to make the Senate a more deliberative body have been perverted to make the Senate nastier and less effective. When President Barack Obama owned the Oval Office, Democrats complained about Republican obstructionism. Now they extol obstructionism as resistance. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., sees a pattern in cloture votes on nominations in the Senate. There were 12 overall from 1949 to 1992, then nine in 2005, then more than 13 a year from 2009 to 2012. In 2017, there were 63 cloture votes. “We all know the direction of this body,” Lankford told the Senate last year. When the Democrats next win the White House, “Republicans will say they did 63 to us, we’ll do 120 to them.” There is a way to put an end to Senate rule antics. In 2013, when Obama controlled the White House, Senate Republicans helped pass a resolution to reduce post-cloture debate time from 30 hours to eight hours for most executive branch nominees. Lankford wants the Senate to pass another such measure to stop the monkey wrenches through 2018, and let nominees rise with 51 votes or fall without them. They’ve made it too easy to get nothing done. Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@reviewjournal.com or 202-6627391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter. Once more, baseball has arrived. The major league season lasts six months. It begins when the last spring snowfall occurs, and ends when the rst autumn blizzard threatens. Following is an assortment of baseball facts, myths and memories. A baseball bat is round. A baseball is also round. Some physicists have said these two curvatures make it virtually impossible for a batter to strike an incoming pitch solidly enough to elude defensive players. Somehow this fact was hidden from Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and other hitters. Today’s pitchers can propel a ball toward a batter at a speed of 95 miles an hour or more. This gives the batter about one-tenth of a second to decide one of several things: (1) To swing at the oncoming ball; (2) to let the baseball pass by; (3) to dive to the ground before the baseball strikes the batter’s face, skull, torso or external reproductive organs. More home runs are hit late in the season than in the springtime. Summer heat lessens the number of molecules in space; this reduces the resistance that ying balls meet as they whiz toward the center field bleachers. Air density is lower in high-altitude cities such as Denver. Batters love to play there, against the Colorado Rockies. A home-plate umpire stands behind the catcher to shout “Ball!” or “Strike!” However, some umpires choose to stay silent if they believe the pitch was outside the strike zone. This ill-defined vertical zone covers the area somewhere between the batter’s ankles and his Adam’s apple, depending on which optometrist the umpire visits each year to see if his depth perception has changed. Years ago, the ball-or-strike decision was strictly up to the umpire. But as time passed many irate fans became apoplectic because they disagreed with the umpire’s judgment. To reduce this danger, the baseball industry began using electronic measuring devices to show precisely where the baseball was when it pierced the strike zone. Or failed to do so. Another device (this one illegal) is used by some home teams. They place a powerful longdistance concealed camera within the centereld scoreboard. There, a photographer (usually a German named Siegenfoos) focuses his camera on the crotch of the visiting team’s catcher. This is where the catcher wiggles nger signals to the pitcher to throw a fast ball, curve ball, screwball, spitball, knuckle-ball, slider or change-up. The catcher’s signals are then swiftly relayed to the home team’s coaches, who somehow inform the hitter what the next pitch will be. By then, however, the hitter has forgotten the signals, but still slaps a triple against the righteld fence. When I was young, neatsfoot oil was used to soften baseball gloves and increase a elder’s chances of scooping up ground balls and line drives. With time, glove manufacturers changed glove design until today many gloves resemble bushel baskets. This has caused the collapse of the neatsfoot oil market throughout much of America. Which professional sport has more action on the eld: baseball or football? Answer: baseball, which averages 25 minutes of ball-in-play per game. That’s twice the 12 minutes in which football players are in action between the snap of the ball and the referee’s whistle ending the play. With each year it seems that baseball games grow longer. One reason: TV commercials are added to the breaks between innings. This gives team owners more money with which to recruit players from Latin America and elsewhere. As with other professional sports, baseball adheres to the Golden Rule: the person with the gold makes the rules. If a hitter has a batting average of .400 or more, he is frequently awarded an intentional walk. In the past, he stood idly by as the pitcher threw four meaningless balls to the catcher. In 2017 the rules changed. Now the batter is sent immediately to first base. This shortens the average game by 115 seconds, which kills commercial time worth $145,000 per season. Our nation’s multi-billion-dollar baseball stadiums often are nanced by taxpayers, i.e. you and me. This allows us and our elected representatives to answer the question “Would you rather have outstanding schools, highways and police forces, or watch a ball game?”Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.net.Here’s to all the local businessesWhat if we had to order most of our food over the Internet? That, to me, has all the appeal of bovine cud. OK, I’m exaggerating. I’m sure many people have had good experiences ordering food over the Internet. And I doubt the Internet will spell doom for local diners. But as for some other businesses? Such thoughts were whirling through my mind as I sat in a booth during my lunch hour at one of my favorite pizzerias, watching sports news on television, taking in the aromas and staring out the window. Busy place. And it was good to be back, after several weeks. A slice and a drink, $5.73. Can’t beat it. A piece of Americana, in a broad sense. “Your pizza is great as usual,” I told the server, who smiled and thanked me. Restaurants are a staple of local businesses. And local businesses help build and define communities. Of course, local businesses give people jobs and pay a variety of local taxes. But they do much more than that. Can’t recall how many articles I’ve written or read in my career about a business owner going to great lengths, either through nancial support or manpower, to assist others in need. Donating a portion of their sales to charities. Helping a child who has cancer, a youth softball team, a civic club project, a toy drive, a food pantry, the homeless, a museum. They work with foundations, help beautify their communities, participate in parades, organize festivals, trim trees, pick up cigarette butts – individually or through their chambers of commerces and merchants associations. Local business owners sometimes serve as elected of cials and as members of government advisory boards. They know that taking criticism they may receive goes with the territory. And, yes, some business owners and their associates provide newspaper tips when they feel that something is afoul with their local governments. You can never have enough watchdogs. I also recognize that companies thrive on the Internet, such as Amazon, support good causes. Nevertheless, I prefer to shop local. When I listen to friends boast about the great deals they got buying something over the Internet, I’ll smile, but sometimes secretly cringe. Try this on: About 12 years ago in a city where I formerly worked as an editor, a woman bragged about how she was able to do all her Christmas shopping over the internet. She was the wife of the chamber of commerce president. Hope somebody sent her an appropriate holiday gift via the Internet – like a package of chocolate-covered lumps of coal. Sure, occasionally I will buy merchandise over the Internet, such as jeans in waist sizes I can’t nd locally, but only after I’ve combed the department stores for such items – for weeks. And I recognize Internet sales also create jobs. But enough is enough. I refuse to buy beer online. That to me would be the ultimate sacrilege, considering the great varieties of brew available locally. Yeah, I know. I wrote a column a few weeks ago about how I acquired many play sets through the Sears Toy Catalogue. But my parents also bought a lot of fun stuff for my family at shopping centers. When I was a kid growing up in Ocala in the 1960s, my brother and I used to walk to the Toy King in a plaza along a main thoroughfare in town. Models, games, baseball cards, kites, comic books – you name it – the toy store had it all and was the closest thing to the North Pole. Wellworth the long trek from our house. Nostalgia taking control, I made a phone call while writing this piece to what’s now known as “The Vintage Toy King.” Same place and location in Ocala. Doing well, as best as I can determine, despite the Internet competition. Some of the best vacations I have taken is traveling in Virginia, moseying in small picturesque towns brimming with antique shops and looking through the storefront windows at merchandise that aunt the colors of Halloween. Maybe I’ll buy something, maybe I won’t. Reading the inscriptions on monuments. Having a cold beer at a local tavern. Traipsing through a small park. Enjoying areas rich with history and community pride – and not spending one minute on the damned Internet via laptop or other kinds of magic boxes. It’s good to see the local merchants hanging in there everywhere you go – and taking pride in their success. And I expect our newspapers to be around for years and years, too, thanks to the support of the community. Yup, this is a plug for local businesses of all kinds and sizes, from the boutique shops, to the barber – the diner, the hospital, the real estate office, insurance agent, the pet store. Community-minded. Bricks and mortar. Grounded. When I say local businesses, I include many national chain stores, since they too, are involved in their communities in countless ways, creating jobs and supporting other businesses. Curiosity is getting the best of me. I’m going to make a road trip to Ocala one of these weekends. Would love to hear about the Vintage Toy King’s secrets of survival in the age of the Internet. I’ll de nitely buy something there, just to say thanks. Tom Germond is editor of the Belleair Bee. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 330, or by email at tgermond@TBNweekly.com. 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Outdoors 9A Leader, April 5, 2018Despite a little shake up in the weather this week, it looks like spring conditions will prevail again, as we should be on tap for another great week for those of us that have been patiently waiting for some good shing weather. A couple of days of wind managed to dirty near shore waters up enough to put the brakes on what was some pretty good Spanish mackerel shing. However, fear not. It won’t take long for the bite to turn back on. East winds all week and good tidal movement toward the end of the week will clean the water up in pretty short order. Trolling silver spoons or lipped diving plugs are a great way to cover water in order to find the schools of mackerel. Once productive areas are located drifting and fan-casting Mylar jigs can result in a strike on nearly every cast. Sheepshead shing remains a good option this week, as plenty of sh can be caught in and around the passes. Target pilings, fenders and jetties for a shot at some slab-sized sheepshead. And while you’re there it might be a good idea to toss a pompano jig around as we are definitely receiving a good push of pomps right now. Banana style jigs in half or threeeighths ounce sizes work well for this type of fishing, try drifting through the pass while erratically hopping your jig off the bottom. Strong tidal movement and clean water seem to be the winning combination for these tasty ghters. No solid reports of king sh just yet, but I would expect any day now. Now might be a good time to take in your reels for some fresh line or perhaps replace drag washers. Make sure you spend a little time making up some stinger rigs so your ready for what will hopefully be a nice long king sh run. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail. com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Spring conditions should provide results Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein The Great OutdoorsMcGough to host Ecofest, Arbor Day celebrationLARGO – Celebrate this year’s Spring Ecofest and Arbor Day celebration Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at George C. McGough Nature Park. Festivities will include live birds and reptiles, a free tree giveaway and a raptor show at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the free environmentally-friendly event. For more information, call 727-518-3047.Faeries, trolls set for Springfest in GulfportGULFPORT – The 24th annual Springfest Garden Art and Faerie Festival will be Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, on the 7.5 acres of tree-covered Clymer Park. Hosted by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, the festival will transform the park into an “enchanted village” inhabited by costumed faeries, sprites, gnomes, ogres and trolls. Renaissance-era characters, gypsies, minstrels, wizards and roving entertainers in costume also will stroll through the event. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8. Springfest will offer a wide variety of family friendly activities and entertainment. Favorite activities such as May pole dances, a faerie house contest, costume contests and live music will be returning. A children’s area will offer activities including face painting, pixie dusting, bubble blowing, and more. Vendors offer plants, garden art, flowers, herbs, Renaissance-period items, clothing, jewelry, art, hand-made crafts, food & beverages, and other items of whimsical interest. There is no admission fee for the pet and family friendly event, and complimentary parking is available with gratis trolley rides to and from offsite parking areas. For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook page or call 727-3225217.Kenneth City to hold cleanup event KENNETH CITY – The town of Kenneth City will partner with Keep Pinellas Beautiful and Canoe Country Out tters for the fourth annual Kenneth City Lake and Waterway Cleanup, set for Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will meet at Schleck Park, 6000 54th Ave. N. and will travel to various lakes and ponds within the town. Groups will be assigned with canoes and kayaks, provided by Canoe Country and Keep Pinellas Beautiful, to clean the town’s nine different lakes and Joe’s Creek. Participants who wish to use their own kayak or canoe in the cleanup may do so. Non-boaters will be trash sweeping along 54th Avenue and the bank areas of Joe’s Creek. Keep Pinellas Beautiful will be providing supplies, water and free shirts to all volunteers. Participants should wear weather appropriate clothing. For more information, call 727-498-8948 or visit www.kennethcity .org.Island EarthDays 2018 returns to DunedinDUNEDIN – The Friends of the Island Parks Inc. – a Citizen Support Organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting both Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island – will partner with Honeymoon Island State Park to host Island EarthDays 2018 on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual event, presented as part of National Earth Days, is presented at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. Admission to the event is free with paid admission to the park. Park admission costs $8 per vehicle with an eight-person limit. The event will take place in the shaded picnic area next to the north beach and the wooded hiking trails. For information, visit www.islandearthdays.com. Clearwater Audubon Society announces eventsCLEARWATER – The Clearwater Audubon Society offers bird walks led by experienced birders every Saturday in April, with occasional mid-week trips this month. All walks are free. For a full listing of events, scheduled walks, meeting times and locations, including group leaders’ names and contact numbers, visit clearwateraudubonsociety.org or call Dale Goebel at 727-510-1462. Real estate newsmakers What’s Selling in Pinellas County 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Madeira Beach $630,000 4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath St. Petersburg $768,000 Turn key 5th oor direct Gulf-Front fully upgraded unit with panoramic Gulf of Mexico water views. This great 3,603 sq. ft. homefor family fun with a super sized family room for games and television adjoining a pool with vaulted screen and covered lanai. 3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bath Clearwater $430,000 SOLD SOLD Beautiful home in gated Placido Bayou. Formal living and dining rooms and family room with replace. 12x20 screened balcony off master bedroom. Suite overlooks screened pool and spa. SOLD Belleview Biltmore 1,400 sq. ft. condo. Oversized 42 ft. balcony with Southern exposure. Remodeled to perfection. New kitchen, baths, doors, hardware, xtures and ooring. Guard gate entry and secure lobby. 1 covered parking space and storage. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Belleair $305,000 SOLDValerie JarnbergCentury 21 Real Estate ChampionsAngela GriecoColdwell Banker/SunVista RealtyRich RippetoeColdwell Banker/SunVista RealtyMartha ThornColdwell Banker/The Thorn Collection Faye Nicolette joins Engel & Všlkers Madeira BeachMADEIRA BEACH – Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach recently announced that Faye Nicolette will join its shop as a real estate advisor, dedicated to serving the specialized property needs within the area. “Ms. Nicolette brings intense knowledge and passion for international real estate to our team,” said Cherie Pattishall, license partner of Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach. “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 the Ms. Nicolette will feel perfectly at home in our shop and will push us to even greater success.” JR Peare joins Weichert, Realtors EquityST. PETERSBURG – JR Peare recently joined the St. Petersburg of ce of Weichert, Realtors – Equity. According to a press release, Peare joins a dedicated team of knowledgeable agents at Weichert, Realtors – Equity.Evan Pedone sells Madeira Beach rental villageMADEIRA BEACH – Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach advisor Evan Pedone recently sold Hale Moana, a Hawaiian-inspired vacation rental village on Madeira Beach, for $1,500,000. “There is no better feeling than to exceed the expectations of my clients,” said Pedone in a press release. “Hale Moana was expertly renovated and creatively designed with exceptional materials. I especially enjoyed the tranquil vibe of this property. It is sure to be a popular and successful vacation rental.” “Mr. Pedone is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about luxury and beach real estate,” said Cherie Pattishall, licensed partner of Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach. The six-unit vacation rental village features beach access and daily rental ability. The village features a central pool, grill and tiki hut. Each unit is decorated in a beach theme and features a spacious kitchen.Jodi Avery gears up for Give Day Tampa BayCLEARWATER – Local real estate agent Jodi Avery has launched a new initiative called Giving Matters. In anticipation of Give Day Tampa Bay, set for Tuesday, May 1, Avery is kicking off a program she developed to help local families and charities in need. Giving Matters aims to recycle common household goods, clothing, equipment and furniture from homes and turn them into impactful donations. For the past 20 years, Avery has been selling homes throughout the Tampa Bay area and often nds homes lled with items sellers don’t want any more or can’t use. Many of these items – such as furniture, books, bikes, clothes and musical instruments – are in good shape and may be useful to others. “I am excited to share my idea called Giving Matters, as it is something near and dear to my heart,” said Avery in a press release. “My goal is to help charities receive items they need, so they can help others and have a bene cial impact on the community. It is all about working together to make a difference in the community. Someone else’s trash may be another person’s treasure.” Charities and nonpro ts can participate for free in Giving Matters by going to Avery’s website at www.jodiavery.com/giving-matters. Home sellers can also go to the website to donate items by clicking on Giving Matters. “I hope Giving Matters gives you the opportunity to purge your unwanted belongings,” said Avery. “These donations may seem small to you but have huge impacts on community and the families receiving them.”Klein & Heuchan sells Largo service facilityLARGO – Klein & Heuchan Inc. recently represented Charles & Frank Carrao, the seller, in the sale of 1724 South Missouri Ave. in Largo. The buyer was Insta Quick Oil Change II LLC. This two-bay oil change facility was custom designed with features purpose built for the automotive quick lube industry. The sale price was $200,000. Chris Howell and Larry Gilbert of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction.Michael Wyckoff recognized as Engel & Všlkers Elite Club member MADEIRA BEACH – Engel & Vlkers Americas recently announced that Michael Wyckoff has been inducted into the 2017 Elite Club as a Ruby level real estate advisor. This distinction recognizes Engel & Vlkers Americas advisors who achieved a minimum of $100,000 in closed gross commission income or a minimum of 24 closed sides for the calendar year 2017. Wyckoff was recognized for his achievement during an awards ceremony held at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture at Engel & Vlkers’ annual Exchange event, the global company’s largest North American event. “I am honored to be part of Engel & Vlkers’ prestigious 2017 Elite Club as a Ruby level advisor,” said Michael Wyckoff in a press release. “Remaining absolutely focused on the needs of my market’s home buyers and sellers has always been my strategy for success, and combined with the supportive network and systems that the Engel & Vlkers brand provides, my abilities to service my clients are limitless.”Melinda Pletcher joins Smith & AssociatesTREASURE ISLAND – Smith & Associates Real Estate recently welcomed Melinda Pletcher as a new Realtor to their team of associates. Pletcher brings more than 25 years of experience in community leadership roles and real estate services into her client-centric approach to helping people nd and sell their homes. Having served the city of St. Pete Beach as commissioner for three terms and holding her second term in of ce as the vice mayor, Pletcher understands St. Pete and the beaches. For six years, she represented the city of St. Pete Beach as chairman of the historic preservation board. Her community involvement stretches over a wide range of organizations that includes Shorecrest Preparatory, Admiral Farragut Academy, Junior League, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club and Pass-A-Grille Community Church, among others. As Smith & Associates Real Estate continues to expand with a sixth of ce set to open in Treasure Island on May 9, Pletcher will play a vital role on a team of Realtors dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and market knowledge. “The hiring of Melinda corresponds with the Smith & Associates Real Estate growth strategy, that is of bringing people with solid experience and expertise into our team,” said Amy Seeks in a press release. Seeks is vice president of real estate at Smith & Associates. “The fact that Melinda is so devoted to the community combined with her excellent record in real estate transactions and experience with high-value and waterfront homes, makes her a great t for the Smith team as we expand.” Faye Nicolette Evan Pedone Michael Wyckoff 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 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. 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10A Community Leader, April 5, 2018 Schools Notebook Business BriefcaseClearwater East Community Library plans grand openingCLEARWATER – St. Petersburg College and the city of Clearwater will celebrate the grand opening of the new Clearwater East Community Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. The new library is a partnership with city of Clearwater and is located on the SPC Clearwater Campus. The public is invited to join Clearwater Mayor George N. Cretekos, SPC Clearwater Provost Stan Vittetoe, members of the City Council, City Manager Bill Horne, and Clearwater Public Library System Director Jennifer Obermaier at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. After the ceremony, there will be an open house and refreshments will be served. The 40,000-square-foot library includes 10,000-square-feet of dedicated public space, 15,000-square-feet of dedicated college space and 15,000-square-feet of shared space. The $15 million project was cooperatively funded by St. Petersburg College and the city of Clearwater. To learn more, visit spcollege.edu.SPC Summer registration is openRegistration for the summer semester is open. The regular summer term begins Monday, May 14, and the Summer Express term begins June 11. SPC has guaranteed scheduling, so no class will be canceled once it is posted. The last day to register for an online course for the regular session is Sunday, May 14. For more information, visit www.spcollege.edu/futurestudents/admissions/registration.Largo business helps donate environmental test well to SPCST. PETERSBURG – Value Environmental Services Inc. of Largo and Preferred Drilling Solutions of Pinellas Park recently donated an environmental test well to St. Petersburg College. The test well will be used to monitor groundwater at the SPC Bay Pines STEM Center and provide a training tool for environmental science students. The well installation process was video-documented for later use in the classroom. Multiple drilling techniques were utilized to show students a variety of commonly used drilling processes. These local businesses donated the time, labor and equipment for the test well so the limited available funds could be spent instead on equipment to train students in sampling and equipment techniques. The Florida Environmental industry relies heavily upon the availability of quali ed environmental science graduates. Field training opportunities are rare; this test well will greatly add to the practical capabilities of graduates. For general information about the AS Environmental Science Technology Degree Program at SPC, visit www. spcollege.edu/Environmental_Science_Technology_AS_ Degree/.Fenway Hotel re-opening set for September in DunedinDUNEDIN – The Fenway Hotel, built during the Roaring ’20s and which hosted notable explorers, artists, politicians, musicians and living legends, is scheduled to reopen in September. Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development has partnered with the Taoist Tai Chi Society to renovate the hotel, which was originally opened in 1927. Considered to be the “most historically valuable structure” in Dunedin, the hotel was also home to the rst radio station in Pinellas County, which began broadcasting from the roof of the Fenway in 1925. The new hotel will feature 83 guest rooms and suites; the HEW Parlor & Chophouse will have extensive private dining options and an open kitchen bar. HEW represents the initial of the building’s original architect, Herman Everett Wendell. The Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar will overlook Honeymoon and Caladesi islands. The hotel will have a combined 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, featuring the Caladesi Ballroom with water views; a resortstyle pool; and an expansive front lawn ideal for croquet, badminton and special events. Plans include activating the outlets and public areas with live entertainment as a nod to the hotel’s musical past. Fenway Hotel, located at 453 Edgewater Drive, is on the route of the Jolly Trolley, which connects guests to Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs and everything in between.Bulk Nation launches online storeTAMPA – Starting Monday, April 9, patrons of Bulk Nation will be able to nd its products online at bulknationusa.com. The specialty bulk food retailer recently announced the grand opening of its online store, and to celebrate, it is offering free shipping within the contiguous United States on purchases over $69. Bulk Nation, which offers more than 3,000 bulk food products, has three stores in Pinellas County — 10500 Ulmerton Road, Largo; 2567 Countryside Boulevard, Clearwater; and 41252 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs.Bluffs Business Association to meetINDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Tammy McCutchan of Island Pest Control will host the next monthly afterhours mingle of the Bluffs Business Association Thursday, April 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at her home, 201 Seventh Ave., Indian Rocks Beach. Attendees will have an opportunity to make new business contacts while enjoying refreshments at McCutchan’s outdoor tiki bar. All businesses are welcome to attend. Attendees may bring a door prize and give a quick commercial about their business. For information, visit BluffsBusinessAssociation. com or call 727-686-8797. 040518Estate Planning Essentials Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Ashleigh Fisichella 727-592-5858 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, 33772 Wills v. 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WIN $50 or 4 Rays TicketsVote online and you will be entered in a drawing to WIN Prizes. This once-a-year special publication features the Readers’ Choice Awards for the best locally owned food, places, businesses and services in Pinellas County.Must be submitted by May 21. TBNI Employees and family not eligible in drawing.IMPROPERLY COMPLETED BALLOTS WILL BE ELIMINATED.Readers’ Choice Best Dining & Entertainment Readers’ Choice Best Business & Services  Asian  Barbecue/Ribs  Breakfast  Burger  Cuban  Dessert/Ice Cream  Early Bird  Fine Dining  Greek  Happy Hour  Irish Pub  Italian  Local Craft Beer Pub  Lunch  Mexican  Outdoor Dining  Waterfront Dining  Performing Arts  Pizza  Seafood  Sports Bar  Steak  Sushi  Wings Antique Consignment/Resale  Auto Repair & Service  Bike Shop  Chiropractor  Cosmetic Surgery  Country Club  Golf Course  Dentist  Hair Salon  Hearing  Healthy Organic Retail  Health/Fitness Club (specify branch)  Jewelry Store  Medical Center  MedSpa  Optical Store  Veterinarian  Women’sAccessories Boutique VOTE For Us at TBNweekly.com 727-393-3775 Seminole  ClearwaterBob Evans Hearing Centers VOTEHEARING Category 040518 Voted #1 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 8992 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 727-320-9737 Come check out our location with no obligation! 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Leader, April 5, 2018 031518 SUNSET POINT  23988 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.  (727) 441-3591 F t. Harrison Ave.  (727) 581-7472 P asadena Ave.  (727) 347-2938 ST. PETERSBURG (727) 522-3692 PALM HARBOR (727) 787-1866 ZEPHYRHILLS (813) 788-7833 PORT RICHEY (727) 848-4746 BROOKSVILLE (352) 597-9689 SPRING HILL (352) 200-2034 PLANT CITY (813) 754-4813 NORTH TAMPA (813) 935-0824 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-8451 BRITTON PLAZA (813) 831-9442 BRANDON (813) 681-4046 INVERNESS (352) 726-1916 HOMOSASSA (352) 621-8000 ELLENTON (941) 722-7200 BRADENTON (941) 747-6966 PORT CHARLOTTE (941) 623-4918 NORTH SARASOTA (941) 355-3800 SOUTH SARASOTA (941) 922-6028 VENICE (941) 451-5070 N. LAKELAND (863) 682-1965 S. LAKELAND (863) 646-6663 WINTER HAVEN (863) 297-8000 27 Locations in the Tampa Bay area

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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, April 5, 2018  Visit www.TBNweekly.com “Cinderella,” Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m.; at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Awardwinning Broadway musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” and “South Paci c” that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists. Audiences will be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience.  Michael Amante, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. A true crossover talent, Amante is powerful and charismatic, singing pop, rock, Broadway and gospel as well as opera. Affectionately known as “the people’s tenor,” his incredible four-octave range and emotionally-charged delivery captivate audiences worldwide. Singing legend Tony Bennett called him “the next Mario Lanza” and he has won praise from such singing icons as Luciano Pavarotti and Franco Corelli for his natural tenor range.  Dunedin Highland Games & Festival, Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite and $18 at the gate. Children age 12 and younger are admitted for free with an adult. VIP tickets also are available through Eventbrite. VIP tickets are $75 for adults and $10 for children. Parking will be available at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. A shuttle bus will be running between the parking lot and the festival grounds. For information, visit duned inhighlandgames.com. The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 competitors vying for awards in Scottish heavy athletics as well as highland dancing, solo piping and drumming and pipe bands. There also will be a 5K Highland Trail Run. A full schedule of entertainment will be presented on two stages. Event headliners include Off Kilter and Seven Nations. In addition, there will be a Kidz Zone with mini-games for children, a selection of Celtic foods and shopping and craft and domestic beers, wine and cider. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit more than 30 Scottish clans and society to research their heritage.  Safety Harbor SongFest, Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. Tickets are $30 through March. Tickets prices increases to $35 in April. Visit www.safetyharborsongfest.com. The festival will feature performances by Fantastic Negrito, Josh Ritter, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Larkin Poe, Selwyn Birchwood, Meiko, Danielle Mohr, Betty Fox, Mountain Holler, Kristopher James, Ari Chi, The Urban Gypsies of Florida, Jonnie Morgan, and Ezra Huleatt of Black Taxi.  Tampa Bay Blues Festival, Friday through Sunday, April 6-8, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Headliners will include Robert Cray, Buddy Guy and Delbert McClinton. Other performers will include Chris Beard, John Nemeth, Eric Gales, Janiva Magness, Missippi Heat and Sugarray Rayford. Single day tickets range from $40 to $50. A three-day pass is available for $115. Visit www.tampabaybluesfest.com. Top ve diversions Photo by QUANTRELL D. COLBERT/UNIVERSALFrom left, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena and Leslie Mann star in “Blockers,” the directorial debut of Kay Cannon. Opening this weekend Comedy ‘Blockers’ hits theaters; Curran explores Kennedy scandal in ‘Chappaquiddick’ Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:‘Blockers’Genre: Comedy Cast: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan and Gideon Adlon Director: Kay Cannon Rated: R When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.‘Chappaquiddick’Genre: Drama and biography Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jim Gaf gan, Clancy Brown, Taylor Nichols, Olivia Thirlby and Bruce Dern Director: John Curran Rated: PG-13 In the riveting suspense drama “Chappaquiddick,” the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the in uence of America’s most celebrated family and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy. ‘A Quiet Place’Genre: Thriller, horror and suspense Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds Director: John Krasinski Rated: PG-13 In the modern horror thriller “A Quiet Place,” a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.Photo by CLAIRE FOLGER/ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOSJason Clarke stars as Ted Kennedy in director John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick,” an Entertainment Studios release.Photo by CAROL ROSEGG/RUTH ECKERD HALLLouis Grif n and Tatyana Lubov (center) appear on stage with the cast of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” visiting Ruth Eckerd Hall for two performances April 6 and 7. See OPENING, page 3B Our Flooring is in Stock and Ready For You! WAREHOUSE SAVINGS ON CARPET  WOOD TILE  VINYL  WPC CERAMIC  LAMINATE 10025 ULMERTON ROAD, LARGO  727.582.9400 O i i i 032218 Since 2003 R E M N A N T REMNANT B L O W O U T BLOW-OUT 032918 10609 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 727-581-6500MM# 20181040518M-F 8a-10p / S 9a-9p Su 9a-8p

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2B Just for Fun Leader, April 5, 2018Gulfport Art and Gallery Walk setGULFPORT – The next Gulfport Art and Gallery Walk will take place Friday, April 6, 6 to 10 p.m., on Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport. Attendees will have an opportunity to shop for local art along Beach Boulevard, visit a gallery and catch a live band one of the independently owned restaurants. Entertainment will include performances by Actual Bank Robbers, Pete & Dean, Rory and the Super Delegates, Bob Kraemer and more. The Gulfport Art and Gallery Walk event, produced by the nonpro t Gulfport Merchants Association, is presented rst Fridays and third Saturdays, rain or shine, all year round. The event is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month. There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always petand family-friendly. For information, visit www.visitgulfport orida.com or call 727-322-5217. Interested artisans and craftsmen can view the guidelines at www.SIK promotions.com.Just for Laughs presents ‘Social Security,’ running through May 27LARGO – “Social Security,” a Broadway favorite written by “Blazing Saddles” screenwriter Andrew Bergman, opened March 22 at Just for Laughs Dinner Theatre at Havana Harry’s, 1999 Starkey Road, Largo. Tickets are $36 a person, which includes buffet, show and sales tax. Reservations are suggested. For tickets, call 727-466-6546. Showtimes are Thursday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. The play runs through May 27, with a possible extension. Produced and directed by Toby Manion, in cooperation with Samuel French, the seasoned cast features Brianna Anderson, Barbara Anthony, Bill Henricks, Dorothy Hershman, David Jankiewicz and Joseph Alan Johnson. The story takes place in David and Barbara Kahn’s apartment in Manhattan, in the fall of 1985, and the hilarity ensuing around Barbara’s archetypal Jewish mother, Sophie.Kick-off party for SunLit Festival setST. PETERSBURG – Literary arts will intersect with visual and performing arts during the fourth annual SunLit Festival, a springtime celebration of literature, running April 7-22. Produced by Keep St. Pete Lit, the SunLit Festival will include 18 events over 15 days, with a kick-off party Thursday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. SunLit brings together more than 35 organizations and a variety of art forms to celebrate literacy, literature, reading and writing. For information and a detailed schedule of events, visit stpeteartsal liance.org/celebrating-words-at-the-sunlit-festival.Tarpon Springs Art Association to host Plein Air EventTARPON SPRINGS – For the ninth year, 60 painters and photographers will be setting up all over the city of Tarpon Springs, including Brooker Creek Preserve, to capture the images before them as part of the Plein Air Event, Paint & Photo Tarpon Springs. Artists from all over the Tampa Bay area as well as from Michigan, Virginia, and Alabama will be working on location beginning Wednesday, April 18 and continuing through Saturday, April 21, noon. These artists will be interpreting the city’s unique beauty in their own styles. An awards reception will be held Saturday, April 21, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit and sale will remain at the Heritage Museum through Friday, April 27. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The event is sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Art Association Inc. in cooperation with Tarpon Arts. For details, call 727-744-3323.April ArtWalk exhibit at Creative Clay to feature the work of two emerging artistsST. PETERSBURG – New work by member artists Linda M. and Brandy W. will be featured during the next Artwalk, set for Saturday, April 14, 5 to 9 p.m., at Creative Clay, 1846 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Linda has been a Creative Clay member artist since 2011. She works in many different medias, including drawing, painting, ceramics and mixed media. Linda chooses “bright and happy colors,” she said, and likes to paint owers and animals. Her inspiration and ideas come from books, her community visits to artists’ studios, galleries and museums. Brandy is newer to Creative Clay, having joined the group of artists in 2017. Her favorite art form is music, and her favorite song is “You’re Just Too Good to be True” by Frankie Valli. Brandy created a mixed media art piece, by the same title, and collaged her hand-written words to the painted board. Complementing the evening will be live music by jazz vocalist Stacie Steinke, accompanied by guitarist Chuck Hill. Artwalk is a citywide monthly event every second Saturday of the month. Galleries and art studios open their doors during the evening to patrons wishing to view new art work, purchase items and enjoy socializing with community. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for donation. Creative Clay’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. Visit www.creativeclay.org.Second annual Beatles Era Art Festival setDUNEDIN – Penny Lane is sponsoring the second annual Beatles Era Art Festival, running through April 30, at Stirling Art Studios & Gallery, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. Original artwork re ecting the Beatles’ era will be on exhibit. An opening reception and awards presentation will take place Friday, April 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For information about Penny Lane and this show, call 727-281-8130. For information about Stirling Art Studios & Gallery, visit Stirlingartstu dios.com or call 727-466-8791.Library to present author panel ST. PETERSBURG – The Friends of the Main Library, in conjunction with the SunLit Festival, will present a program Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m., at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Maureen McDole will moderate a panel of three authors. Panelists will include Cathy Salustri, author of “Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida;” Peter Golenbock, author of “The New York Yankees 1949-1964” and “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony – the Inside Story;” and John Vanek, author of the Father Jake Austin mystery series. Also on the program, the winners in the second annual short story contest, sponsored by the Friends, will be asked to read their stories. Winners will receive cash prizes. The deadline for entries in the short story contest is Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:58 p.m. The mandatory opening sentence is “The last time I saw my mother/father, she/he was….” Submit double-spaced Word Doc or PDF to FriendsofMainLibrary@gmail.com. The story must be original and 2,500 words or less. Last year, 48 short stories were submitted. Friends of the Library programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call Lorraine Franckle at 727-698-3643 or email ljrmd@tampabay.rr.com.WCP to stage ‘Completely Hollywood’CLEARWATER – Matthew Michael Schiel will direct “Completely Hollywood,” by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with additional material by Dick Conti, running April 20 through May 6, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets cost $21. For tickets, call 727-437-2363 or email boxof ce@ wcplayers.com. Visit www.wcplayers.com for more information. West Coast Players will rummage through the reels and ick through the lms in this riotous carnival of the classics in this seriously silly show biz satire. Hilarity ensues as three men condense the 187 greatest movies of all time in about two hours. It’s the greatest blockbuster never made. To submit arts and entertainment news, email editorial@TBNweekly.com. Submissions also may be faxed to 727-397-5900, dropped off at the of ce or mailed to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Please include contact information on all submissions. Announcements are printed as space allows.Brian Culbertson to perform at CapitolCLEARWATER – Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson will bring his “Colors of Love Tour” to the Tampa Bay area for one performance Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $36.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. In addition to being a multi-instrumentalist, Culbertson is a songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Mining the urban sounds of musically-rich Chicago, he began his musical studies on piano at age 8 and quickly picked up several other instruments by the time he was 12, including drums, trombone, bass and euphonium. Inspired by iconic 1970s R&B-jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh-grade piano recital. He hasn’t stopped writing since then, amassing 30 Billboard No. 1 singles and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. Having worked and performed with countless industry all-stars such as Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, Chuck Brown and Bootsy Collins, Culbertson has won numerous awards and accolades. Additionally, he has received nominations from the NAACP Image Awards and Soul Train Awards. In 2012, he founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, a ourishing wine, music and lifestyle experience for which he also serves as artistic director. With love, romance and his recent 12th wedding anniversary serving as his inspiration, Culbertson crafted 13 new songs that released as “Colors of Love,” his new album, on Feb. 14. The seduction began with the rst single, the amorous title track, which is a sensual R&B groove illuminated by lyrical acoustic piano melodies typical of the collection’s contents. The current three-month U.S. concert tour brings “Colors of Love” to life in a vivid theatrical production, incorporating video elements in a major way. Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATRECapitol Theatre welcomes Brian Culbertson April 19. 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 April 5, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19Aries, things may seem to be going smoothly when something unexpected pops up out of the blue. Thinking quickly will ensure you do not miss a step.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Taurus, you may want to help solve a problem at work, but in this case, it might be best to let others draw their own conclusions. Take a step back.GeminiMay 21 – June 21Gemini, teamwork is the name of the game in the days ahead. If you learn to work with others, seemingly unsolvable problems can be solved rather easily.CancerJune 22 – July 22Cancer, your performance at work is a topic of discussion this week. Others’ recognition of your hard work will provide a con dence boost. LeoJuly 23 – August 22Communication between you and close friends this week is a breeze, Leo. You are able to tackle quite a number of subjects and may even plan a brief getaway trip.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, your week starts out on solid footing. All you need to do is maintain the status quo for the next few days and things will progress in the way that you expect.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Be proud of the way you are able to remain neutral in complex situations, Libra. This is why others will come to you when they need advice in the days ahead. ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Scorpio, others may misinterpret your willingness to offer an opinion as intrusive. Reassure them that you are just offering help, not trying to pry.SagittariusNovember 22 – December 21Sagittarius, you are tempted to color outside the lines and break all sorts of boundaries. But at this juncture in time, it may be better to play things a bit more moderately.CapricornDecember 22 – January 20Capricorn, if you are serious about your goals, you have to hunker down this week and draw out a plan. Seeing things in black and white will help you set your course.AquariusJanuary 21 – February 18Aquarius, although it may seem foolish at this point to scale back on your workload, doing so will enable you to focus more intently on speci c details and do your best.PiscesFebruary 19 – March 20Pisces, don’t be afraid to go off on your own this week. Sometimes you need some time to think for yourself to get into a zone. Across 1. Latin American dances 7. European viper 10. Finch-like birds 12. Civil rights college organization 13. A person who organizes 14. Small carnivorous mammal 15. City in Sweden 16. Grayish-white 17. Google certi cation (abbr.) 18. Six (Spanish) 19. The highest adult male singing voice 21. Political action committee 22. Exterior part of a home 27. And, Latin 28. Where pirates hide their bounty 33. Six 34. Cores 36. Diego is one 37. __ Carvey, comedian 38. Aromatic plant 39. Carry with great effort 40. One point east of southeast 41. Female cattle’s mammary gland 44. Small fries 45. Optimistic in tough times 48. Make less distinct 49. Surrounds 50. Cost per mile 51. A local church community Down 1. “Beastmaster” actor Singer 2. Rice-distilled liquor 3. Messenger ribonucleic acid 4. Wet, muddy ground 5. Have an obligation to 6. Defunct Chevy convertible truck 7. Deer-like water buffalo 8. Skin lesion 9. Amount in each hundred (abbr.) 10. Where kids play ball 11. Roman judge 12. One who endures hardship without complaint 14. Cover the sword 17. “Frozen” actor Josh 18. Eyeglasses 20. Metal-bearing material 23. Primitive persons 24. Wild ox 25. Group of countries (abbr.) 26. Before 29. Spanish be 30. Opposite of the beginning 31. With three uneven sides 32. Gives a permanent post to 35. Actors’ group (abbr.) 36. Cavalry sword 38. Gland secretion 40. Marine invertebrate 41. Hybrid citrus fruit 42. Pairs 43. Used to serve food 44. English broadcasting network 45. Calendar month 46. Comedic actress Gasteyer 47. Company that rings receipts

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Entertainment 3B Leader, April 5, 2018Central Park Performing Arts Center to present Peter YarrowLARGO – Legendary musician Peter Yarrow will perform Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. A founding member of the multi-platinum and gold selling trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Yarrow will weave a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs his fans know and love, such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Light One Candle” and “Day is Done.” For Yarrow, the long series of events that comprise his four-decade career in music can be visualized as “part of a long train ride.” He places his accomplishments in context, explaining that he has contributed to part of a tradition. “When I was in high school, I heard The Weavers’ concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Wasn’t That a Time,’” Yarrow said in a biography provided by Tamulevich Artist Management. “It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have.” That lesson launched Yarrow on a lifelong path. Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist – both as a solo performer and as part of iconic American folk group Peter, Paul & Mary with Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers – are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary recorded, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, he earned many gold and platinum albums, has been awarded numerous Grammys, and was nominated for several more. More important to Yarrow, however, is the acknowledgment of the central role that he and his partners played in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960s to the hearts and homes of the American public. Over the years, Yarrow has become involved in many social issues and causes, from equal rights, peace, the environment to gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education. To meet the challenge, Yarrow utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Along with his singing partners, Stookey and Travers, Yarrow participated in the Civil Rights Movement, which brought them to Washington, D.C., in 1963 to sing for the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They also took part in the equally historic Selma-Montgomery march in 1965. Yarrow went on to produce and coordinate numerous events for the peace/anti-Vietnam war movement, including festivals at Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. These efforts culminated in his co-organizing the 1969 Celebration of Life, a march on Washington, D.C. Though much of Yarrow’s activism has been directed toward the social/ political arena, he has been equally active on behalf of more personal projects such as his advocacy on behalf of the Hospice Movement. He is a board member of the Connecticut Hospice, the rst hospice established in the United States, where he frequently sings for patients and staff and for whom he has been a voice of media advocacy for more than a decade. Also in the health care arena, Yarrow founded the Save One Child Fund at Beth Israel Hospital’s Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in 1996. Over the last ve years, New York-based effort has provided free medical care for, and saved the lives of, some 70 children from all over the world whose families could not afford their critically needed neurosurgery. In 1999, Yarrow founded Operation Respect alongside Charlotte Frank, then senior vice president of research and development at McGraw-Hill Education. Operation Respect is a nonpro t education and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming schools, summer camps, and other youth-serving organizations into respectful, safe and compassionate climates of learning, free of bullying, ridicule and violence. The organization disseminates its own classroom-based curriculum, the Don’t Laugh at Me program, free of charge to schools worldwide. Operation Respect’s inspiring music, SEL curricula, multicultural videos and highly-regarded professional training provide adults with the tools they need to help children express their feelings constructively, resolve con ict peacefully, celebrate diversity, and engage with each other in a spirit of caring, compassion and cooperation. Yarrow’s life and work, culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect, embraces the premise that if each person nds a way to articulate his or her own voice and joins with others, together they can become a powerful force for the transformation of society. Yarrow is not about to give up the demanding path he’s chosen. “We’ve lived through a time in which people have felt they could forge their own future and make a better world,” he said. “We may not have achieved our dreams in the time frame that we once believed was possible, but the magnitude of what is yet to be achieved only con rms the importance of our commitment. Knowing this, we can’t stop now.” For artist information, visit www.peteryarrow.net. For venue information, visit largoarts.com. Photo courtesy of TAMULEVICH ARTIST MANAGEMENTCentral Park Performing Arts Center welcomes Peter Yarrow April 8.‘Spinning Man’Genre: Thriller and mystery Cast: Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Jamie Kennedy, Clark Gregg, Odeya Rush, Alexandra Shipp and Freya Tingley Director: Simon Kaijser Rated: R Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Hannah goes missing, Evan’s previous off-campus dalliances make his wife (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Hannah’s disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren’t merely academic – they’re a matter of life or death.‘The Miracle Season’Genre: Drama and sports Cast: Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarty Director: Sean McNamara Rated: PG In the inspiring true-life drama “The Miracle Season,” one girl’s story leads her team and town to victory. In Iowa, the girls’ volleyball team, from Iowa City West High School, brings their community together, and Caroline Found – or “Line,” as she nicknamed herself – is the inspiration for their 2011 season. The 17-year-old Line (Danika Yarosh) is vivacious and life-loving, compassionate and caring, making sure kids don’t eat alone in the lunchroom and that everyone gives their all at volleyball games. Line is her team’s captain, helping coach Kathy “Coach Brez” Bresnahan (Oscar winner Helen Hunt) rally everyone together to repeat their championship win from 2010. Then, in August 2011, as her senior year is about to begin, Line is in an accident that leaves her team, her school, and her father, Ernie (Oscar winner William Hurt), heartbroken by their loss. Two weeks later, Ellyn, Line’s mother, succumbs to cancer and the grief for all seems too much to handle. But when the team starts to wonder if they can move forward, Ernie’s strength and faith spur them on, and Caroline’s best friend, Kelley Fliehler (Erin Moriarty), won’t let down the girl she loved since childhood. Kelley encourages her classmates, Coach Brez, and even the opponents the City West team faces across the net to “Live Like Line” – to never back down, never stop smiling, and always give 100 percent, even when the odds seem impossible. For more movie news, visit www. TBNweekly.com. Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at lzumpe@TBNweekly. com. Photo courtesy of LIONSGATE PREMIEREGuy Pearce stars as Evan Birch and Minnie Driver as Ellen Birch in “Spinning Man.” OPENING, from page 1B D u n e d i n S c o t t i s h A r t s F o u n d a Dunedin Scottish Arts Founda t i o n tion P r e s e n t s H i g h l a n d G a m e s W e e k E v e n t s Presents Highland Games Week Events Saturday, 3/31  Hail to the Chieftain  Kickoff Event to Highland Games Week at Weaver Park  2018 Chieftain of the Games  Music by The Shakes Society  Highland dancing by the Isle of Skye Highland Dancers Friday, 4/6  Piping Recital with Stuart Liddell  Stuart is Pipe Major of the District & Inverary Pipe Band, Winners of the World Pipe Band Championship 2017, Scotland  Stuart will also be in our Pipe Band Parade down Main Street  $15 at the door, DSAF Hall, 1134 Douglas Avenue Friday, 4/6  Pipe Band Parade  Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, Scottish Clans & Societies  Convertibles from the ‘60s & ‘70s: President of Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, Scottish American Society, Bonnie Lass & Bonnie Lad, Chieftain of the Games, Members of the City Commission  Downtown Dunedin – Main Street to Broadway, up Douglas to Pioneer Park Friday, 4/6  Ceilidh in the Park  Ceilidh is Scottish term for Party  Parade ends at Pioneer Park where the festivities begin  Music by Brayzen Heads, an Irish duo from Manchester, England and Off Kilter from Orlando, of Disney fame for 18 years  Beer/Wine, Vendors, Festival Merchandise, Tickets on sale for DHG Saturday, 4/7  52nd Annual Dunedin Highland Games  1,000 competitors in Highland Dancing, Athletics, Solo Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, and 5K Highland Trail Run where you can run in a kilt  Entertainment on 2 stages: Traditional Celtic Music with Celtic Conundrum and Brayzen Heads, and Beer Tent with Off Kilter and Seven Nations  Kidz Zone with mini-Games for the Kids, face painting, a balloon artist, and visit the Scottish Highland Cattle (Heelin Coos)  Over 20 Scottish Clans and Societies to help you trace your Celtic heritage  Heavy athletics competitions including the caber toss, stone throw, and a chance to win the Beer Keg Lift  Craft and Domestic Beers, Wine and Cider  Tickets available on Event Brite (including VIP), and at local Dunedin outlets (The Celtic Shop of Dunedin, Lothian Kilt Rentals, and the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce)040518 Belly DancingEvery Saturday 6:45pm & 7:45pm No Cover No Minimum Lamb Lovers Delight Greek Salad for one – A Meal in Itself! 11125 Park Blvd. (On Johnson Blvd., by Seminole City Center)  Seminole, FL 33772  727 393-6669Mon.-Thurs, 10:30am-9:30pm, Fri. 10:30am-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm Thank You For Voting Us #1 10 years in a row in the Tampa Bay Area  2008-2017 in Readers Choice SEMINOLE CHAMBER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2017 SM Serving LUNCH & DINNER ALL DAY 040518 032918 Spring Special $49.95Includes bottle of wine, entree, soup or salad, and dessert. 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4B Entertainment Leader, April 5, 2018 By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersDUNEDIN – Don your kilt and sporran and prepare for a full day’s worth of piping, drumming, dancing and athletic competition at the 52nd annual Dunedin Highland Games, set for Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite and $18 at the gate. Children age 12 and younger are admitted for free with an adult. VIP tickets also are available through Eventbrite. VIP tickets are $75 for adults and $10 for children. Parking will be available at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. A shuttle bus will be running between the parking lot and the festival grounds. For information, visit dunedinhighlandgames.com. The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 competitors vying for awards in Scottish heavy athletics as well as highland dancing, solo piping and drumming and pipe bands. There also will be a 5K Highland Trail Run. A full schedule of entertainment will be presented on two stages. Event headliners include Off Kilter and Seven Nations. In addition, there will be a Kidz Zone with mini-games for children, a selection of Celtic foods and shopping and craft and domestic beers, wine and cider. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit more than 30 Scottish clans and society to research their heritage. Overseeing this massive annual endeavor is the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation – formerly the Dunedin Highland Games & Festival Committee. The foundation works to support the Scottish heritage and culture of Dunedin through the visual and performance arts of dancing, piping, drumming and athletics. The event was created more than half a century ago to raise funds to support the three bands of Dunedin: The City of Dunedin Pipe Band, The Dunedin High School Scottish Highlander Band, and The Dunedin Highland Middle School Band. Joan McHale currently serves as executive director of the foundation alongside husband Alan McHale, current foundation president. The two rst became involved in Dunedin Highland Games in 2008 when they volunteered to help the committee. “We are both Scottish and attended games and live in Dunedin,” Joan said. “We have two Scottish dogs – a West Highland Terrier and a Scottish Terrier. It seemed like a good t.” Since 2008, the two have gone from volunteering to taking on a variety of responsibilities at the foundation. “I’ve done VIP, treasurer, athletics, merchandise, and marketing/ advertising,” Joan said. “Alan started out as a eld marshal and became president, after the passing of long-time President Sandy Keith, who had been involved with the Dunedin Highland Games approximately 30 years.” The McHales have watched the Dunedin Highland Games evolve over the last 10 years. “It is in the same location, but it has taken over the entire Highlander Park in size,” Joan said. “All the events are bigger and now have 1,000 participants: highland dancing, athletics, pipes and drumming, and a 5K. We’ve added a VIP area.” She said that a number of new events have been created to extend the celebration. These include a pipe band parade down Main Street the night before the games; a Ceilidh, a Scottish party with live music, following the parade in downtown; the Pipers on the Pier event at Weaver Park, kicking off Highland Games Week; and a 5K Highland Trail Run through the city’s Hammock Park. “A race is traditional in highland games in Scotland,” Joan said. “It’s all to bring more exposure and crowds to the games, and people love it.” Organizers are clearly on the right track. Attendance has doubled from 3,000 to 6,000. “We’ve branded a logo and have grown through more advertising – radio, print, billboards and social media,” Joan said. “We have raised more money, and therefore have donated more money back into the programs. Over the year 2017 we gave $95,000 to piping, drumming, dancing, and awards at our events.” Despite its phenomenal growth and the addition of new festival elements, Joan said both the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation and the Dunedin Highland Games have held true to the original vision. “Our mission was always to raise funds to assist the Scottish music programs in Dunedin,” she explained. “With six pipe bands in Dunedin and a world-class Pipe Major, Iain Donaldson, leading the charge, we reinforce that mission all the time. Most of the people on our board have personal history in Dunedin’s Scottish programs either by their children, or themselves growing up in the program. The Scottish roots run deep in Dunedin, and our members are passionate about keeping these traditions alive. It reaches three generations in some families with grandchildren piping, drumming or dancing.” According to Joan, 18 pipe bands will be competing at the festival this year – that’s the largest turnout in the event’s history. The bands come from communities all over Florida and beyond, including competitors from Maryland, Texas and Georgia. In the Scottish heavy athletics events, festival organizers will introduce a new novice category. Following is a schedule of events at the 52nd Dunedin Highland Games:  8:30 a.m. – Competitions begin (highland dancing, piping/drumming, athletics)  9 a.m. – Highland Trail Run begins; Beer keg lift (also 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)  11:45 a.m. – Opening ceremonies  Noon – Massed highland ing  12:10 p.m. – Parade of Clans  12:30 p.m. – National anthems, introductions and welcome  1 p.m. – Competitions resume; Brayzen Heads (main stage); Celtic Conundrum (traditional stage)  1:30 p.m. – K-9 demonstration (Kidz Zone)  1:45 p.m. – Drake Irish Dancers (main)  2 p.m. – Pappy with a Hatchet (main stage); Brayzen Heads (traditional stage)  3 p.m. – Celtic Conundrum (traditional stage)  3:15 p.m. – Drake Irish Dancers (main stage)  3:30 p.m. – Off Kilter (main stage); Super caber contest  4 p.m. – Pappy with a Hatchet (traditional stage); Dunedin Stone contest  5 p.m. – Closing ceremonies; Massed bands, awards ceremony and closing march  6 p.m. – Winning pipe band celebratory march to beer tent  6:30 p.m. – Seven Nations (main stage)  8 p.m. – Games close  9 p.m. – Shuttle bus endsMusic lineupFormed on the idea of playing music as culturally diverse as the crew one might nd on a ship, a dock, or a pub by the port, Celtic Conundrum brings songs and instruments that came with them from the taverns of their home countries. The band has been known to play Celtic tunes and sea shanties as well as songs from Ireland, Scotland, and England, and the great colonies of America and Australia. According to the band’s website, Pappy with a Hatchet is an acoustic Irish-American band based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Featuring four regular house musicians from world-renowned Irish music bar John D. McGurk’s in St. Louis, Pappy presents a creative approach to playing traditional Irish music that incorporates a variety of influences from jazz, bluegrass and other American musical traditions. Members are Kevin Buckley on ddle, guitar and vocals; Ian Walsh on ddle, mandolin and vocals; Alan Murray on guitar, bouzouki and vocals; and Dan Lowery on ute, guitar, and vocals. Off Kilter – a high-energy, progressive Celtic band that became a staple at Walt Disney World – blends many hard-driving musical styles, bringing a new twist to Celtic music. For 20 years, Off Kilter performed regularly at Epcot’s Canadian Pavilion, harvesting a loyal fan base with their grab-bag of “rockedup” traditional Celtic tunes, familiar rock and roll with a Celtic twist and original material that incorporates the sound of bagpipes. The band was formed in 1997. Members include Jamie Holton, piper and vocalist; Mark Weldon, bass player and singer; Scott Zymowski, drummer; Randy Holbrook, lead guitar; and Jason Thomas, ddle. Seven Nations is known for a passionate, tender and rollicking style that encompasses everything from roots and traditional folk to dance and fusion-rock. The band is also famous for a relentless touring schedule, sometimes spending more than 300 days a year on the road. Touring full-time since 1994, Seven Nations has performed in Europe, Canada, Puerto Rico, and virtually every state in the United States. They performed an entire show with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at the Dublin Irish Festival as well as performing at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Year’s Eve concert at Scotland’s Royal Mile and at the New York City Marathon. The band’s most recent album, “Tales from the Eighth Nation,” was released in April 2014. “Seven Nations – the name refers to the seven original Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Galecia, Isle of Man, and Brittany – of cially began in 1993 in New York City with a standard lineup of drums, guitars and bass,” said lead singer and guitarist Kirk McLeod on the band’s website. “We soon introduced bagpipes into the show, and over time the number of songs utilizing bagpipes grew until it became obvious that they were integral to our emerging sound.” It’s been two decades and over a million miles logged on the road for Seven Nations since their inception and they’re just getting started. With a highly anticipated return to their roots of festivals, touring and recording, this indie band is poised for another amazing decade. “Most of the band members grew up playing Celtic music, and we’ve been performing original compositions since we began,” McLeod said. “Our instrumentation, and bagpipes and ddle mostly, give us a distinctive sound and that’s what makes us different.”Dunedin Highland Games WeekDUNEDIN – The 52nd annual Dunedin Highland Games is the culmination of a series of events that together comprise the Dunedin Highland Games Week. In the days leading up to the annual festival, the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation will present a number of separate events to set the stage and get the party started. Kicking off the Dunedin Highland Games Week will be the Hail to the Chieftain event on Saturday, March 31, 5 p.m., at Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. According to Joan McHale, executive director of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, Pat Snair, a Dunedin chiropractor, has been selected as the Honorary Chieftain of the Games. Snair has a special family connection to the Dunedin Highland Games: Her father brought the very rst games to Dunedin in 1967. Pat was a pipe major at Dunedin High School and a member of the very rst City of Dunedin Pipe Band. For the March 31 event, she will arrive in style. “The chieftain will be brought by outrigger canoe to the pier and pipers will march her off,” Joan said. The chieftain will be accompanied by Bonnie Lass Kate Breaux and Bonnie Lad Kurt Kemerer. Both Kate, a piper, and Kurt, a drummer, are high school freshmen who were chosen by Iain Donaldson, city piping director, for their leadership and participation in the program. “We’ll have some highland dancing from the Isle of Skye Highland Dancers, and a free concert by local cover band, The Shakes Society,” Joan added. Vendors will be on site and beer will be available for purchase. The Stuart Liddell Recital will take place Friday, April 6, 2:30 p.m., at the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation Hall, 1134 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Liddell, pipe major of Inverary & District Pipe Band, 2017 Grade 1 World Champions, will perform. Admission is $15. The fourth annual Pipe Band March also will take place Friday, April 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m., starting out at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Of ce parking lot on Louden Avenue. The parade route will head north to Main Street and then west down Main to Broadway. The parade will next turn south on Broadway to Scotland Street, back east to Douglas Avenue and will end at Pioneer Park. The parade will be a spectacle of color of tartans and sounds of the pipes. Also marching will be highland dancers, Scottish clans and societies. Traveling the route in classic cars will be the Dunedin mayor and commissioners, chieftain, Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation president, Scottish American Society president, and this year’s Bonnie Lass and Bonnie Lad. Immediately following the parade will be the Ceilidh in Pioneer Park, 420 Main St. The Scottish party will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Entertainment will include performances by Brayzen Heads and Off Kilter. The event will include vendors and beer will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring a lawn chair. The event is free. All this will lead up to the 52nd annual Dunedin Highland Games, set for Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. For more information, visit dunedinhighlandgames.com. Dunedin Highland GamesMore than 1,000 competitors to take part in annual event celebrating the city’s Scottish heritage Photo by ABBY GILLARDIPappy with a Hatchet takes the stage at this year’s Dunedin Highland Games & Festival. 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DFWP; EOE.CNAExperience with Dementia, State Certi ed, Background Check, Good References. Call Angie, (727)220-8867 LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community – 1 FULLTIME POSITION 2PM-10PM, AND PART TIME-WEEKENDS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. Please Apply in Person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo, FL, 33770 or Submit Resume to Margaret.kristall@brookdale.com CNA's & HHA's Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking CNA’s and HHA’s to work in Personalized Living within our upscale retirement community. The position requires candidates to assist residents with daily living activities based on their individualized plan of care. Job duties could include; escorting residents to doctor appointments, provide medicine reminders, dog walking, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, visitors and members of health care team; possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid CNA license or 75 hour HHA certi cation. HHA’s must have Certi ed CPR Training. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770. RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCA’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo FL 33770. SERVERS Brookdale Pinecrest is looking for “mature” candidates to work in our upscale Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care dining rooms. Candidates must be able to provide quick, ef cient and pleasant delivery of food to our residents and guests, while ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo FL 33770. COOKS We are currently looking for a Cook to assist in preparing daily meals for our residents. Previous cooking in a large, upscale community or restaurant setting is required. 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SewFineCustomSewing.com Drone Services VIDEO PRODUCTIONS ADS: TV, WEB VIDEOS: Realty, Wedding, Dance, Music, Multi-Camera Streaming, Drone. DanceTV@aol.com (727)410-5265 485. Help Wanted Cleaning/Janitorial Concrete Florida Comfort Control Heating and Air ConditioningSales Service & Installation On All BrandsIncludes Air Handler Unit, Condenser, Honeywell Digital Thermostat, Emergency Float Switch, Drain Pan & Hurricane rated cement pad and labor to install. Specials are subject to change without notice. Please contact us to discuss ways to save. Includes Air Handler Unit, Condenser, Honeywell Digital Thermostat, Emergency Float Switch, Drain Pan & Hurricane rated cement pad and labor to install.Tempstar 15 SeerHeat Pump Sale14 Seer Air Conditioner Systems Uni t, Conden ser H one ywe w itch, Drain Pan & Hurricane ra ted ce Sp ecials are subject to change without no tic e. o discuss ways to sa ve. Special Ultraviolet Light Installed $350 (For the Health of Your Indoor Air)2 ton14 Seer$2,675*2.5 ton14 Seer$2,885*3 ton14 Seer$3,195*2 ton15 Seer$3,250*2.5 ton15 Seer$3,750*3 ton15 Seer$4,275*CAC1815684031518C 727-527-4300 www.FloridaComfortControl.com SERVICE CALLS Diagnostic Charge $5995We service all brands. (cost waved if repair performed) 25t 15 S *Cash/Check Pricing S y stems 14 S 25t y 14 S 25t Spring Time Specials! S p r i n g Spring T i m e Time S p e c i a l s Specials! AC & Heating AC & Heating Aluminum

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Professional Services 7B Leader, April 5, 2018 Drywall B. BLEVINS DRYWALLNo Job Too Small! Water Damage, Ceilings, Texturing. Free Estimates. #C-7872/Ins. (727)638-4342 QUINTERO DRYWALL, INC. Repairs Large or Small, New Construction, Commercial & Residential. Call Tomas Quintero, (727)898-5112, (727)560-0468. License # 0064853 Electrical (727)475-2923.www.ThetaElectric.comEXPERT ELECTRICIANSSame-Day Service Senior & Military Discounts. No Job Too Big Or Too Small! Lic/ Insured. EC13008139. $25 Off W/Mention of Ad GABRIEL ELECTRIC Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7 Emergency Service. LOW Rates!! Senior Discounts. Since 1986. Insured. #ER0010733. (727)442-0845 BETA ELECTRIC NO JOB TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG! Repairs and Remodels, 30 Years’ Experience, Lic #EC13005484, Insured. (727)391-5100 KC ELECTRIC Jobs Discounted. Service Upgrades, Fuses To Breakers, Rewires, Additions. Residential/ Commercial EC0002673. (727)458-2340 JB WILLIAMS ELECTRIC LLC Prompt, Reliable, Reasonable. 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