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TBN's biannual publication highlights women in the Tampa Bay area, tness and education topics, as well as arts and entertainment. … INSIDE.Women leading the way in Tampa Bay Volume 39, No. 30 April 26, 2018 Features Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . .13A Business . . . . . . . . . . .12A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B County . . . . . . . . . . . . .8A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-3, 8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .6A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .10A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .11ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO When Largo Public Library Director Casey McPhee received a phone call from the president of the Florida Library Association earlier this month, she was prepared to hear that she was going to be assigned to a committee. So, when she checked her messages, she was thrilled to hear the real reason for the call. "She said library of the year, and I was so elated," she said. McPhee had just been informed that the Largo Library had been named the association's 2018 Library of the Year, and she couldn't wait to share the news. She saved the message and played it for everyone at the managers' meeting she was attending at City Hall. "It never got old no matter how many times I played it for people," she said. "So that was pretty special." Nancy Brockman, chairwoman of the FLA Awards committee, said the library was chosen because of its focus on community building, outreach and partnership, which resulted in greater relevancy in the programs and services offered. "The exceptional level of professional service provided by this library helped them rise to the top of the bank of A storybook ending for libraryLargo Library named the best in state By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Before the state legislative session kicked off in January, the Largo mayor, commissioners and city staff said they were going to make it a priority to give the city a voice in Tallahassee. Mission accomplished, according to the Florida League of Cities, which recently recognized Mayor Woody Brown, Commissioner John Carroll, Commissioner Jamie Robinson and Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Cheryl Reed with a 2018 Home Rule Hero Award. "This year was particularly challenging as there was a real effort in Tallahassee to eliminate local self-government," Brown said in a press release. "I am proud of our team and our colleagues from municipalities across Florida that joined together to preserve the role of our diverse cities in this state."Photos by JIM LAYFIELDHighland Recreation Complex was transformed into a world of fantasy April 21 for the inaugural Largo Playcon. The event featured vendors for toys and collectibles, artwork, apparel, comic books, games and more. It also included gaming competitions, a costume contest, cosplay guests and local comic book artists. At top, Chris Beattie, left, 14, and Tre Oneill, 12, both of Largo, play the Ninja in USA video game. At right, Kylo Ren from "Star Wars" was among the cosplayers who could be seen walking the aisles. Above, video game fans dressed as Deadpool and Spider-Man check out some of the games on display. See more photos on page 4A. 4 officials hailed for efforts in TallahasseeState Attorney clears officer in fatal shootingLargo the only city with more than 2 honored for their work on home rule Photo by CHRIS GEORGEThe Florida Library Association recently named the Largo Public Library at 120 Central Park Drive as its Library of the Year. ma th t h to re c Co J a Re 20 as el i sa o f mu to g c i t LAYFIELD k s, g y i ll, S c i n FLORIDA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION HOME RULE HEROES LARGO POLICEGAME ON! See LIBRARY, page 4A See HOME RULE, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO State Attorney Bernie McCabe has released his report on the March 23 police shooting, which resulted in the death of 30-year-old Linus Phillip Jr. at the Wawa gas station, 1215 Missouri Ave. in Largo. McCabe ruled that Of cer Matt Steiner had "imminent fear for his life." "Therefore, it is the conclusion of the State Attorney's Office that the death of Linus Phillip Jr. was the result of having been shot by Of cer Matt Steiner in the legal performance of his duty and the shooting was justi able homicide, pursuant to Florida Statute Section 776.012," McCabe wrote at the conclusion of his report released April 13. The report included a number of facts See SHOOTING, page 6A James Taylor among stars on way Check out our list of May concerts in Tampa Bay … Page 3B. ENTERTAINMENT Avengers: In nity War' hits theatersAs the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. … Page 1B. BEACHES Loder, founder of Crabby Bill's, dies Bill Loder, better known as Crabby Bill, died April 19 at the age of 86. He had been suffering from a vascular problem for some time. Loder's son Matt, who has run the family business for years, said his parents opened the rst Crabby Bill's in Indian Rocks Beach in 1983. It is, more or less, where Crabby Bills is today. … Page 13A. LARGO City ready to host downtown cleanupThe city of Largo will team up with residents and volunteers to beautify downtown and an adjacent neighborhood on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the rst neighborhood cleanup of the year. … Page 3A.Ky. Derby party to bene t foundationGet ready for the most exciting two minutes in sports as the Central Park Performing Arts Center hosts the rst Chute for the Arts Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 5. … Page 4A. COUNTY Agency discusses area arts initiativesCreative Pinellas Executive Director Barbara St. Clair visited the April 18 Tourist Development Council meeting to give a brie ng on what her organization is doing to promote cultural tourism in the county. Creative Pinellas serves as the Local Arts Agency and receives funding from license plates sales, Pinellas County government and Visit St. Pete-Clearwater. … Page 8A. VIEWPOINTS Bob DriverOn killer lacrosse and other topics.… Page 11A. By the numbers 527,796 Visitors in 2017 1,444 Programs offered last year 46,471 Program attendees 225,696 Items in collection $3.5M Budget for 2017 5,011 New library cards in 2017 SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 Exp. 5/15/18 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25 Exp. 5/15/18 20% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 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Largo 3A Leader, April 26, 2018History should help shape futureOn April 17, the City Commission heard a report about a proposed $500,000 downtown plaza project to enhance the triangular property across the street from Largo Central Park on the southwest corner of West Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard. After reading about the proposal, Charlie Harper, vice president of the Largo Area Historical Society and a former city commissioner, thinks there is something else the commission should consider before deciding on the property: history. Here's what he had to say in a letter to the Leader: That property, typically nowadays called the "triangle," was once a used car dealership from the early 1960s until sometime in the 1970s. Far more important, however, to the history of that piece of land is the very historic role it played in the development of Largo, because it lies next to the McKay property along Indian Rocks Road where Largo got its start 175 years ago. When the Orange Belt Railroad came to Largo in 1888, the depot became the loading spot for the booming citrus industry and the cattle industry the two businesses that "were" Largo in the early days. The three railroad depots were all located in that triangle area, starting in 1888, 1913 and the nal 1927 station. That piece of property is probably the second most historic area of Largo. I only wish more people knew the history of our city. From 1900 until after World War I, more citrus (mostly grapefruit) was shipped out of the Largo Train Depot than any other spot in Florida. Citrus and cattle were the economic engines that built most of what would become central Pinellas County. This was long before anyone paid any attention to the beaches. Unlike most cities, we have no historic signs in Largo, but if we did, the Indian Rocks Road area and the "triangle" certainly should have one. This piece of property is indeed the prime historic land in the early 1900 part of Largo. I thank Mayor Brown for asking for more time in deciding the future use of that historic property. Photo courtesy of the LARGO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETYA 1914 photo shows an early car in Largo picking up folks from the 1913 Railroad Depot. The Depot sat on the west part of the triangle. The road the car is on is Railroad Avenue. The tree in the upper right background is where the early Largo Town Commission met under in the hot days of summer in Largo. City BriefsDowntown neighborhood cleanup slated for April 28LARGO The city of Largo will team up with residents and volunteers to beautify downtown and an adjacent neighborhood on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the first neighborhood cleanup of the year. The event will offer a variety of information and services while encouraging residents to participate in beautification activities, such as planting, landscaping or helping neighbors. Largo Fire Rescue and the American Red Cross of Tampa Bay also will be installing free smoke detectors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Largo Parks will be giving away free trees. Music and pizza will be available to those participating and to those who stop by the city tent to learn about services. Volunteers can meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Pinellas County School Board district of ces at 301 4th St. SW, where Largo Solid Waste will have dumpsters. Residents can drop off yard waste, non-commercial construction debris, tires, tree limbs, furniture, and electronic waste. Normal household trash and recycling can be set out on the normal collection days. Representatives from Tampa Bay CDC, Habitat for Humanity and Gulfcoast Legal Services also will be on hand to share information. For more information about the event, visit largo. com or contact Chief Code Enforcement Officer Pete Jensen at 727-586-7488, ext.7220, or email work to close 4th AvenueLARGO Fourth Avenue Northwest between Howard Drive and 12th Street Northwest will be closed because of utility work being performed by a city contractor, K&R. The work is expected to be completed by May 17. The roadway will be completely closed to both residents and thru traffic, and all traffic will be detoured around the area. For more information, contact Rafal Cieslak in the Engineering Services Division at 727-587-6713.Teen volunteers hosting youth clothing driveLARGO The Largo Teen Volunteers are hosting a youth clothing drive through April 30 on behalf of Clothes To Kids, Inc. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE. Clothes To Kids provides new and quality used clothing to low-income, school-aged children in Pinellas County, free of charge. 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4A Largo Leader, April 26, 2018 Around LargoRidgecrest Sharks Swim Team kicks off seasonLARGO The Ridgecrest YMCA has kicked off the second season of the Ridgecrest Sharks Swim Team, and practice will begin Monday, April 30. Practices will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week from 6 to 7 p.m. Swimmers aged 8-18 are welcome to join the team. For more information, contact the Ridgecrest YMCA at 727-5590500. Registration open for Mayor’s Golf TournamentLARGO The city of Largo will hold its 20th annual Mayor's Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 5, at Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road. Proceeds from the tournament support youth summer camp scholarships. More than $12,000 was raised in 2017. The format will be a scramble with two-person teams and will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and beverages, prizes, tee gifts and winning team awards. To register, visit or call the Largo Golf Course at 727-518-3024.PARC golf bene t slated for May 4-5LARGO The 44th annual Golf Tournament Weekend to aid the disabled is scheduled to get underway May 4-5 at the Bayou Club in Largo. The event is presented by Raymond James and bene ts PARC, a nonpro t organization that provides opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Tournament festivities begin Friday, May 4, at the Station House St. Pete, 260 First Ave. S., 7 p.m., with a night of "Games and Gambling." Attendees can try their hand at poker, blackjack and roulette for the opportunity to win raf e prizes. Other activities will include rooftop LED golf, a buffet, open bar and entertainment. The golf tournament begins Saturday, May 5, at the Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd. Lunch and registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. in a scramble-style format. Dinner and an awards ceremony will conclude the weekend. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit www.parc- .org or call 727-341-6929.Speakeasy Casino Night to help feed homelessLARGO A casino night fundraiser to help the hungry and homeless will take place Saturday, May 12, at the Ambiance, 2480 East Bay Drive, from 7 to 11 p.m. The speakeasy-themed event will feature raf es, casino-style gaming and auction items, along with food, drink, music and dancing in a Roaring '20s atmosphere. Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, go to This is the organization's major fundraising event of the year and will help fund the St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen and Resource Center, which provides a hot meal to nearly 200 clients every day of the year. The center also offers a range of services including a medical clinic, legal assistance and other resources for clients to improve their lives.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.Author to discuss time serving presidentsLARGO Joseph B. Corbin, a World War II veteran and local author, will host a presentation at the Largo Public Library on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Community Wing. Corbin, who served ve U.S. presidents as a presidential motorcycle escort during his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, will speak about former presidents and take attendees along his journey through the politics, relationships and fanfare of the White House. There is no charge to attend but reservations are necessary. Register online at in Library Events or call 727-587-6715.Library to celebrate ‘Star Wars’ on May 4LARGO In a library not so far, far away, come celebrate the space saga "Star Wars" on Friday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Jenkins Community Wing of the Largo Public Library. Stormtroopers, Jedis, and alien creatures of all shapes and sizes are invited to attack the Death Star, enjoy snacks from Ackbar's Snackbar, and, most importantly, nd Luke Skywalker. Costumes are encouraged. There is no charge to attend but reservations are necessary. Register online at in Library Events or call 727-587-6715.Kentucky Derby party to bene t foundation LARGO Get ready for the most exciting two minutes in sports as the Central Park Performing Arts Center hosts the rst Chute for the Arts Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will view a live broadcast from Kentucky on large screen TVs throughout the venue. Door prizes and games will take place throughout the event. Cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided. The Derby-themed event is a fundraiser for the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation, and all proceeds will go to CPPAC's Theatre Summer Camp scholarship program. The cost is $30.50 in advance or $35.50 at the door. For more information, call 727-587-6793.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Teens set to take over HighlandLARGO Teens will take over the Highland Recreation Complex for the night Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. Register with a group of friends and spend the chaperoned night hanging in ExerPlay, game room or playing sports in the gym. The night will also feature music, dancing and more. The snack shop will be open for teens to purchase dinner and snacks. Everyone must check in by 8 p.m. The cost is $10.Group meetingsLargo 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 next meeting will be held May 1. The cost is $8, which includes lunch. There will be no speaker because the meeting will include the installation of of cers. The next meeting will be in September. Noti cation of that meeting and speaker will be published in August. Meetings and fundraisers are open to all women, and Largo residency is not required to attend. For more information, call Rita at 727-447-1808 or Ginny at 321288-1239.American Legion Post 119LARGO American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, hosts 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. See LARGO, page 5A HOME RULE, from page 1A LIBRARY, from page 1A They were four of 89 officials honored with the award in the state, and Largo was the sole city with more than two who received the award. "That's pretty good representation from the city of Largo," Robinson said April 17 during a City Commission meeting. "I'm proud of everything that we've all done this year." Brown, Carroll, Robinson and Reed earned the award for their efforts to advance the League's legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida's cities during the 2018 legislative session. This is the second consecutive year Robinson earned the award. "These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities' biggest advocates for municipal issues," Florida League of Cities President Gil Ziffer said in a press release. "Their efforts during the 2018 legislative session were extraordinary. The League and its legislative team are proud to recognize and thank them for their service." Home rule is the ability for a city to establish its own form of government and enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions with minimal state interference. The Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials both elected and nonelected who consistently responded to the League's request to reach out to members of the Legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue. Four Largo officials were honored, but Carroll said the award is the result of the efforts from many others. "We get the privilege of being spokespeople for the rest of the folks on the commission here because it truly is a team effort," Carroll said April 17. "We meet, we discuss, we come up with positions and points and counterpoints for the League of Cities, and it's only because this commission works so hard." Chris George is editor of the Largo Leader. He can be reached at 727397-5563, ext. 316, or by email at worthy nominations," Brockman wrote in an email to the Leader, adding that the Library of the Year category featured the largest pool of nominations.Fewer funds, more heartMcPhee said library systems with bigger budgets and staff typically win the award, so to be counted among them as an industry leader is a high honor. For instance, last year's winner, Jacksonville Public Library, has a budget of $32.7 million and a staff of about 500 while Largo has a budget of about $3.5 million with a staff of just over 40. "They've got a lot more resources and potential," McPhee said. "It's kind of difficult for us in the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative because we share a lot and we have boundaries, so how do you make yourself unique and how do you set expectations as high as you can when you are part of a cooperative?" Aside from servicing over 500,000 visitors in 2017 a 7.9 percent increase from the previous year and hosting over 1,400 programs an 18 percent increase she said the library was able to set itself apart by focusing on community building and outreach. McPhee trained more than 30 city employees in the Harwood Method of Community Conversations, and library staff completed Year 4 of leading and note-taking for library and citywide community conversations, becoming part of a team that gathered citizen input for the revision of the city's Strategic Plan. In 2017, the library also dedicated staff to establish a community outreach services department with four full-time staff members providing English Language Learning and to begin the design of a bookmobile and mobile library service. Their efforts, in combination with the Greater Largo Library Foundation, have helped raise over $400,000 toward the $600,000 goal for the bookmobile, which is expected to roll out in the fall. "It gives you such clout in the community," McPhee said. "I know the foundation was really excited to hear about it to go out and tell people that this is the library you are supporting, because people like to back a winner. If they see you doing great things, it looks like you're a good investment." She is right, according to Robin Katchuk, president of the Greater Largo Library Foundation. "The foundation board is absolutely thrilled," she said. "Everyone works so diligently and so passionately for the library. "The programs, the innovations, we just keep stepping it up, so I think the award is just thrilling. What we'd like to do is win it again next year."First time’s the charmMcPhee had been reluctant to submit a nomination in the past because she wanted to make sure the time was right. This year, staff even created an entire website to showcase their efforts for the association. "I really wanted to lay the groundwork," she said. "I wanted us to be the best that we could be when we submitted. I didn't want it to just be, oh, we think we're great. It had to have that coming from the heart. So, I kept telling my staff we're not ready, we're not ready." It turned out, they were ready this year, because the library took home the award on its rst try. "It just seemed like the perfect timing that all the components came together, and sometimes you just kind of know," she said. "You feel it." McPhee will pick up the award at a FLA conference May 23 in Orlando, and the library staff will probably have a party afterward. But she said the honor has only emboldened them to be better. "We've done some programs over the years that did get a good reaction so I'm just hoping that we can continue," she said. "This is great and we've done some wonderful things but it's been a great motivator, too. We want to do more now. It's not like we want to rest on our laurels. No, we want to keep deserving that honor and keep striving to do more." Pinellas’ Home Rule HeroesCommissioner Heather Gracy, City of Dunedin Mayor Woody Brown, City of Largo Commissioner John Carroll, City of Largo Commissioner Jamie Robinson, City of Largo Cheryl Reed, Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator, City of Largo Councilmember Dan Saracki, City of Oldsmar Lana Beck, Government Relations Administrator, City of Pinellas Park Councilor Thomas Barnhorn, City of Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters, City of Seminole Commissioner Terri Finnerty, City of St. Pete Beach Commissioner Tom Shelly, Town of Belleair BrownCarrollRobinsonReed All dressed up and somewhere to goVideo game and comic book fans swarmed Highland Recreation Complex on April 21 for the inaugural Largo Playcon. The event featured vendors for toys and collectibles, artwork, apparel, comic books, games and more. Above, Charley Barney, 9, of Largo checks out some Pokemon cards. At right, Patrick Barron of St. Petersburg came to the convention dressed as Jacket, a character from “Hotline Miami.” At far right, Tatum Aycelan, in character as Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” tends to her booth.Photos by JIM LAYFIELD McPhee


Largo 5A Leader, April 26, 2018Sons 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 benefit 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/Mid-Pinellas meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at The Suncoast CafŽ, 1921 West Bay Drive. Each meeting features a speaker and fellowship over a meal, where members plan service and fundraising projects Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 to serve the children of the world and at the local level. For more information, visit or call 727-536-0412.Largo Lions ClubLARGO The Largo Lions Club meets on the rst and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tailgaters, 13847 Walsingham Road. The club is a network of volunteers who serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. For more information, email or visit LARGO, from page 4A 042618 Expires 5/2/18 Exp. 5/2/18 In 1927, the month of May was designated Better Hearing and Speech Month to raise awareness about the causes and treatments for hearing loss and speech issues. Many people postpone dealing with hearing problems, but early use of hearing aids can potentially deter the onset of dementia, in addition to enhancing our overall quality of life. The effect of hearing loss on memory is signi cant degraded hearing may force the brain to devote too much energy to processing sound. Adults with hearing loss typically experience impaired cognitive ability 3.2 years sooner than those with normal hearing. Hearing aids help us age gracefully, and promoting healthy aging is a priority at the multiple-award-winning Bob Evans Hearing Center A family-owned-and operated center since 1993, the practice takes patients through the process of implementing hearing aids with comfort and ease, while providing quality service with a personal touch. Owner and boardcertified hearing instrument specialist Bob Evans runs his hearing center with his business partner (and wife) Lynda, who's also the center's community relations director and outreach coordinator. Bob has first-hand experience in living with hearing loss he rst developed symptoms while serving as a Marine. He has a deep understanding of how hearing loss impacts families as well as individuals. Robert D. Evans, HAS, B.S.; NBC-HIS, Hearing Instrument Specialist Lynda Evans, VP, Patient Advocate/Clinic Coordinator. f o MAY IS BETTER HEARING MONTH. It’s Your Life, Hear It Happen. PAID ADVERTISEMENT WHY CHOOSE US? Bob Evans Hearing Center offers an extensive line of hearing aids for every budget. The company's newest, ground breaking wireless technology provides consistent performance in challenging environments. It is the next generation of American made technology, delivering the performance, personalization and connectivity your lifestyle demands. 25 Years Experience Serving Hearing Needs throughout Pinellas County Top Technical Support in the Industry Best Follow-Up Care AwardPeople Say They’re Too Old – Not So!“I’m so glad that we can communicate better,” says Betty. This loving couple, of 98 & 100 years young, love communicating with their new technology. CALL NOW! To Schedule Your Free Hearing Consultation Seminole  Clearwater727-393-3775 042618 Meet Peter Hutchison, Clinical & Research Audiologist. Graduated with his doctorate in audiology (Au. D.) from USF. His favorite aspect of audiology is helping others understand their hearing loss and how their daily lives can be improved through the wonderful new hearing technology available. Hearing wellness isn’t just an ear’s a quality of life issue. Betty & Tom, Largo 042618


6A Police Leader, April 26, 2018 SHOOTING, from page 1A Police BeatTeen facing arson, burglary chargesSEMINOLE Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 19-year-old Seminole man about 10 p.m. April 18 in connection with a fire and residential burglary in unincorporated Seminole. Austin Michael Lang was charged with three counts of burglary, possession of a controlled substance and arson in the rst degree. Bail was set at $77,000. According to detectives with the Arson & Auto Theft Unit, deputies were called to a private residence on Flame Vine Avenue about 2:40 p.m. April 17 in reference to a suspicious fire. Seminole Fire Rescue responded and extinguished a small re in the laundry room, which later was determined to have been set intentionally. The homeowner, Lance Klipper, 52, told deputies when he returned home from work he discovered the re and burglary to his home. After the re was extinguished, the residence appeared ransacked and it was apparent the family dog "Bailey" was missing along with other valuables. Detectives say the dog was later found by detectives uninjured and was in the home when the re was started. Detectives say the re caused minor property damage and no one was injured. Detectives obtained surveillance video of a man who they say is the suspect in the arson investigation. The suspect is seen on surveillance video knocking on the front door then goes around to the rear of the home. Approximately an hour later, the suspect is seen on video walking down the driveway with suitcases and bags. Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify and locate Lang near his home on Gerbera Avenue in Seminole. Investigators say Lang later admitted to the burglary and setting the re. Detectives also recovered stolen items inside Lang's home from the burglary and from other burglaries committed in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Larry McLean of the Arson & Auto Theft Unit at 727-5826399 or email man accused of exposing himself at Oldsmar shopping centerOLDSMAR Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 25-year-old Tampa man April 16 for exposing himself to women at an Oldsmar shopping center. According to detectives, deputies were called to the Marshall's Store, 3146 Tampa Road in Oldsmar, on Dec. 8, 2017, for a report of a man in the store exposing himself to women. Detectives say the suspect was reportedly following a female customer around the store, exposing his penis and masturbating. When confronted by store employees the man left the store. Detectives obtained surveillance video of the incident and through various investigative techniques identi ed the suspect, Antonio Alexander Fernandez. Detectives searched for Fernandez but they were unable to locate him. On Feb. 22, deputies were called to Bealls, 3140 Tampa Road in Oldsmar, for a report of a man exposing himself in the store. Detectives say a man tting Fernandez's description was reportedly following two female customers and was seen by a store employee exposing himself. The employee confronted the man and he ed. Detectives located Fernandez at a residence in Oldsmar on April 16. When detectives interviewed Fernandez, he reportedly admitted to the allegations. Detectives arrested Fernandez on two warrants for failure to appear exposure of sexual organs. One of the warrants was related to an exposure of sexual organs charge that was investigated by the Largo Police Department on Feb. 7. Fernandez was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Bail was set at $6,026. He was released on surety bond at 4:07 a.m. April 17.– Compiled by SUZETTE PORTERsurrounding the contact between Steiner, a member of Largo PD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit, and the suspect. Steiner had been on duty in an unmarked patrol vehicle, which was parked on the northwest side of Clearwater-Largo Road and Wyatt Street. Steiner was watching for possible narcotics activity at a nearby gas station. Steiner noticed a black Nissan Altima, driving southbound on Clearwater-Largo Road, with dark tint on the windows. The officer suspected that the tint was illegal, so he decided to follow the car. When he checked the tag, he learned that it was a rental. Steiner noti ed Of cer Prentice Ables III that he was following the Altima but was not sure if he had probable cause to stop it for a tint violation. While following the car, Steiner saw it switching lanes and slowing down, which added to his suspicion that it might be involved in illegal activity. The Altima pulled into the Wawa about 5:56 p.m. Steiner saw the vehicle stop at gas pump #9. Steiner parked his black Dodge Charger on the north side of the Altima about one and one-half to two car lengths away. The patrol car was not blocking the Altima's path. Phillip then got out of his vehicle and stood next to the gas pump with the driver's door open. Steiner walked around the rear of the Altima and made contact. Of cer Ables parked his vehicle at gas pump #10, which was on the opposite side of gas pump #9. According to McCabe's report, as Steiner approached the rear of the Altima, Phillip asked Steiner what he was stopping him for to which Steiner replied he wasn't stopping him for anything. Steiner asked Phillip if the car belonged to him and was told it was a rental. Phillip then complied with Steiner's request to see the rental documentation. Steiner noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from Phillip and the car when he rst approached. He believed he had probable cause to search Phillip and the vehicle. Steiner asked Phillip why the car smelled like marijuana to which Phillip reportedly said it didn't and said Steiner could search the car. Steiner told Phillip he was going to search him rst. At that time, Steiner said he saw Phillip grab two large bulges located in the front pockets of his gym shorts. Steiner was only a few feet away from Phillip, who had his back to the open driver's door in a very tight space between the gas pump and the side of the vehicle. Ables, who had remained in his car, approached the Altima from the rear, and heard Steiner tell Phillip he was going to search him. Ables also testi ed that he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. According to Ables, Phillip took a step toward the of cers and then quickly turned and got into the driver's seat of the Altima. The engine was still running. When Steiner realized that Phillip was going to flee and he was trapped between the gas pump and open door, he jumped halfway into the vehicle and struggled with Phillip over the gear shifter. Phillip was able to shift into reverse. Steiner repeatedly yelled at Phillip to put the vehicle into park. He also tried to put his foot on the brake to keep the car from leaving. Ables also yelled commands and pushed Steiner into the vehicle as it started to move in reverse. Ables then had to move away because he feared he would be struck by the open door and be run over. As the vehicle was about to accelerate in reverse, Steiner held onto the open door and pulled out his rearm. The of cer feared for his life as the vehicle began to rapidly move in reverse, according to the Attorney General's report. Steiner then shot his firearm four times. One bullet entered the upper portion of Phillip's left side back. Another ended in the mid portion of the left side back. The third entered the upper portion of the left arm and the fourth grazed the upper portion of the left leg. Steiner fell out of the vehicle as it rounded gas pumps #9 and #10 in reverse. The driver's door passed over his body. The vehicle then continued in reverse in a wide arc and ultimately struck the guard at pump #2, on the opposite side of the island. The car then traveled between the guards at pumps #3 and #4 before striking a red Mercedes parked at the business. At that point, Steiner was able to open the driver's door and put the vehicle in park. Steiner removed Phillip from the vehicle and began CPR. Fire Rescue personnel responded and transported Phillip to Largo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Steiner was treated at Morton Plant Hospital for abrasions, a knee sprain and other minor injuries suffered when he fell to the ground. McCabe reported that about 5.8 grams of marijuana were located in Phillip's front shorts pocket, as well as 6.6 grams of cocaine, 12.2 grams of powdered cocaine and hydromorphine pills. His other pocket contained $1,632 in cash. How to contribute All press releases are published on a space available basis. 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8A County Leader, April 26, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Creative Pinellas Executive Director Barbara St. Clair visited the April 18 Tourist Development Council meeting to give a brie ng on what her organization is doing to promote cultural tourism in the county. Creative Pinellas serves as the Local Arts Agency and receives funding from license plates sales, Pinellas County government and Visit St. Pete-Clearwater. St. Clair said Creative Pinellas seeks out the county's "arts and cultural treasures," serving as an "arts chamber" to promote those assets to visitors to the destination. She talked about some of the methods used for promotion, including the website She said work was progressing on a project funded with BP settlement money, which should be ready by 2019. The project is a traveling art exhibit, which will be set up at different locations in Pinellas. Next year, the group also will be working on a countywide mural project, among other things.Impact of sportsThe TDC also heard a report on sports and events and the impact on room nights for local hoteliers. Sarah Kirchberg, Senior Business Development manager for Sports and Events, said college softball was one of the county's largest markets along with amateur sports, including a growing international market. The county's sports facilities, owned by municipalities and private entities, attract several different types of athletic events with the top three last year being softball, baseball and swimming. Eighty events were funded through Visit St. Pete-Clearwater's incentive funding last year and 105 are set to receiving money this scal year. Other sporting events that use county facilities include lacrosse, multi-sports events, martial arts and paddling. Kirchberg said there also was a renewed interest in sailing, windsur ng and soccer. Last year, Sports and Events had a goal to produce 120,000130,000 room nights through the events. The goal was surpassed at 170,000 room nights. Through the first quarter of the current fiscal year, 60,000 room nights have been attributed to sports and events. Visit St. Pete-Clearwater President and CEO David Downing presented the tourism economics snapshot for February. The numbers are up, he said, and possibly on track to set a new record in bed tax collections for March. In February, room nights sold was up 6.3 percent over last year, and the average daily rate was 4.2 percent higher, boosting the revenue per available room up 5.4 percent. Year-to-day (January and February), local hoteliers are reporting a 2.4 percent increase in rooms sold with a daily average rate up 1.1 percent; however, the revenue per available room is down 1.2 percent. Bed tax collections are up 14.09 percent at nearly $6 million compared to almost $5.25 million in February 2017. For the fiscal year, which began in October, bed tax collections are up 10.19 percent. Leroy Bridges, Media & Interactive director, updated the TDC on a partnership with Travelzoo to boost fall bookings for local hotels. It was a rst-time program, using bed tax money to pay the commission and marketing to Travelzoo. Bridges said there was no cost to the hotels, other than providing the deal. He said the target had been to increase hotel bookings in the fall, which is traditionally a slow time for the tourism industry. He said the campaign started a bit later than needed for the early months August and September but a healthy return on investment was evident in November and December. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at, mural projects among group’s efforts TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL County BriefsCounty hosting free tire collection event in effort to reduce mosquito populationPinellas County is hosting a free tire collection event for residents on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at four locations throughout the county. Pinellas County Mosquito Control, Solid Waste, Public Works and Parks and Conservation Resources are hosting this countywide event in a continued effort to reduce the spread of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses. Tires are a common breeding location for mosquitoes. They can hold water, which provides mosquitoes with the perfect location to lay eggs and grow larvae. "The tire collection event provides a convenient way for the public to help us reduce the mosquito population by getting rid of habitats they use to breed," said Brian Lawton, Pinellas County vegetation management and mosquito control manager. "Reducing the population of adult mosquitoes also reduces the threat from mosquito-transmitted diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika." Tires will be collected at the following locations: Largo: Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road Lealman: Lealman Community Center, 5175 45th St. N. Palm Harbor: John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road S. Seminole: Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave. N. This event is for Pinellas County residents only; proof of identi cation is required. No business drop-offs will be accepted. County residents will be able to bring up to 12 tires of 36 inches in diameter or less per customer. They will be accepted with or without rims. The collected tires will be processed through Pinellas County Solid Waste's Waste-to-Energy facility, which generates enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes a day. Additionally, metal from the tires will be recovered from the remaining ash and recycled. For more information, residents may call Pinellas County Mosquito Control at 727-464-7503 or visit mosquito_control.htm.Tax Collector’s Of ce working to go greenThe Pinellas County Tax Collector's Of ce mailed over 407,000 property tax bills last year. This time around, you can help the of ce go green by signing up to receive your bill by email. In addition to being environmentally friendly, going green with emailed property tax bills also can help you save some green. Emailed bills provide easy access to Tax Collector's online payment system and early payment discounts. There is no extra charge to pay property taxes online by eCheck. If you aren't sure whether you're ready to go completely paperless, you also can sign up online to receive both an emailed bill and a paper bill in the mail. To sign up for email billing, visit and click on the "Property Tax" tab. 2018 Property tax bills will be mailed and emailed by Nov. 1.County seeks feedback with survey In an ongoing effort to exceed customer expectations, residents can now provide feedback on recent contact with Pinellas County Government through a brief online survey. The Voice of the Customer Survey only takes a few minutes and can be accessed at Citizens will be asked to select which department they have recently had contact with before answering questions. Pinellas County provides a range of essential services every day in the community, such as water utilities, mosquito control, animal services, park maintenance, roadway improvements and much more. Survey feedback is anonymous, but responses may be used to recognize outstanding performance by county employees or highlight needed improvements.Residents invited to give input on planPinellas County residents are invited to provide input as the county revises its Comprehensive Plan. Citizens can learn about the new Plan Pinellas guiding principles and offer their feedback through an online survey and a series of open houses. The rst of three open houses will be held at the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 E. Klosterman Road, on Thursday, April 26, between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Families are welcome to attend. In addition to the open houses, residents are asked to participate in an online survey to express their thoughts about the county's future. For more information about this project, visit The Plan Pinellas update process will address the changing conditions and needs in the county, with a resulting format that is user-friendly, not only for county departments but for the public at-large. The introductory "Vision Element" of the Comprehensive Plan will de ne the county's future and describe the guiding principles that will focus the plan's policies moving forward.Survey seeks input from Lealman residentsPinellas County is conducting an online survey to gather feedback from Lealman residents regarding the transportation improvements they would like to see most in their community. Input from citizens will help county planners as they develop the Linking Lealman mobility plan. The plan seeks to improve how everyone in Lealman moves: by car, bicycle, bus, mobility device and on foot. Improvements for all travel modes are being considering, including sidewalks, bicycle lanes, turning lanes, medians, crosswalks, multiuse paths, street connections, signals, lighting, bicycle racks, benches and signs. The Linking Lealman plan will identify challenges and opportunities and look at alternative improvements. The goal is to develop a plan that can be implemented with county capital improvement funds. The online survey will be active until April 30 at 11:59 p.m. and can be accessed at DominoDomino is a sweet fellow that loves to be petted, is quite the talker and is such a lap cat. The handsome tuxedo needs your help in nding a loving home for him. He has tested positive for FIV. The disease is transmitted to another feline (not to humans) only by a bite wound. He is not a biter so the probability of him causing issues with another cat is very limited. He is best suited in a home with no other cats or with another FIV kitty. 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Outdoors 9A Leader, April 26, 2018As spring transitions to summer, we are fortunate enough to be along the migratory route of one of the world's greatest game sh, the tarpon. Anglers travel from great distances to experience the thrill of pursuing tarpon. Tarpon are showing up at all of the passes along our coast, especially at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and the 90-foot hole at Egmont. Fast-moving afternoon outgoing tides have had the crabs ushing out of the bays and into the passes. Freeline your crab so it drifts naturally with the tide as you drift out of the pass. Soon the tarpon will be traveling along area beaches. Look for them as they roll and mill in pods of 10 to 30 sh or more. Cast live thread ns, pin sh or pilchards under a oat so they stay in the strike zone. Kingfish have been thick at times around the shipping channel. Anglers shing around markers 9 and 10 have been wearing out the schoolie sized sh for a couple of weeks now. Slow trolling live blue runners or speed trolling number 2 planers with a kingspoon trailing will both produce sh. Spanish mackerel can be found just offshore all along our coastline. Finding the clean water has been the key in locating the bait schools and in turn the mackerel. Look for bird activity to be a sure sign of bait rich water. Areas such as the Blind's Pass Drop, Redington and Sand Key hardbottom are consistent spots for finding both Spanish mackerel and king sh this time of year. Morning incoming tides this weekend will create excellent opportunities for targeting snook, redfish and trout. Live bait or arti cial will produce when the tide is moving. Many of the snook have made their way out to open water grass ats where they can be found mixed in with the mullet schools. Live sardines, aka pilchards, are migrating toward the shallows and all ats predators are responding to them. Anglers can chum the sardines to the boat along the outer edges of the grass ats where cast netting enough for a days shing has been fairly easy. Arti cial lure enthusiasts should Cast top-water plugs around sunrise and again at sunset for explosive action from all three species. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Anglers gear up as onset of summer brings ood of tarpon Photo by CAROL RIZKALLA/FWCCan you see the least tern chick in this photo? It’s nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds, and state wildlife of cials note that shorebirds and seabirds build shallow nests of sand and shells on beaches, and eggs and chicks are dif cult to see. Wading birds, who build nests on islands, can abandon their nests if humans approach too closely. Enjoy the outdoors, but of cials ask for you – and your pets – to keep your distance from posted Critical Wildlife Areas. Don’t leave food on the beach that might attract predators and never intentionally force birds to y or run from their nest.Give nests a chance Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Register now for Lion sh ChallengeRegistration for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge is underway, with cash and prizes going to participants who catch the largest number of the venomous and invasive creatures. The contest begins on May 19 and runs through Sept. 3. To register, visit sh. This year's Challenge will include a new tagged-lionfish component. Catch a lion sh tagged by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and win up to $5,000. Non-cash prizes, such as GoPro cameras, tumblers by Engel Coolers, puncture-resistant gloves by TurtleSkin, customized towels and more, also will be awarded to participants who remove and submit lion sh, tagged or not. The participants who remove the most lionfish in the recreational and commercial categories will be crowned the 2018 Recreational Lionfish King/Queen and the Commercial Champion. The goal of these programs is to encourage and track removals of nonnative invasive lion sh.FWC announces 40-day red snapper season The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Gov. Rick Scott recently announced a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both Gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. "Florida is a premier fishing destination and saltwater shing in the Gulf of Mexico has a $7.6 billion economic impact in our state every year," said Scott in an FWC press release. "Adding additional opportunities for anglers to enjoy Florida's worldclass shing not only bene ts our visitors but also our Gulf Coast communities. I am pleased to announce this extension today, and encourage visitors and residents to start planning their summer shing trips." "Florida is an important access point throughout the nation and world for recreational red snapper fishing," said FWC Chairman Bo Rivard. "With other Gulf states setting longer seasons than what Florida had initially proposed, it was important for us to nd a fair resolution that would provide equal access to red snapper in Florida. FWC worked collaboratively with NOAA Fisheries to come up with a season that would provide access to all of those that choose Florida as their fishing destination. We appreciate the leadership from Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Congressman Neal Dunn and we are excited to announce that extension today." Florida will be setting the season in 2018 and 2019 in both state and federal waters through a fishery-management pilot program also referred to as an Exempted Fishing Permit. The 2018 proposed season would open June 11 and close July 21. This recreational season will include those fishing for red snapper from private recreational vessels. For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit are also included but are limited to targeting reef fish in Gulf state waters only. This Exempted Fishing Permit will not apply to commercial shermen or for-hire operations with a valid federal reef fish permit. BriefsMcGough Park host bird showLARGO The Look Alive Bird Show will be presented Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center, 11901 146th St. N., Largo. Attendees will get a glimpse at the world of Florida's fabulous flighted hunters. The show details the amazing adaptations that raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. The show includes owls, hawks, falcons and Sarge, the center's own bald eagle and the star of the show. Cost is $3 each person. Visit or call 727-518-3047.Botanical Gardens Foundation to hold garden tour eventLARGO The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation will host its third annual Day of Private & Public Garden Tours Sunday, May 6. Guided tours at Florida Botanical Gardens will begin 10 a.m., and participating private gardens will open to visitors from noon until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www. For a third consecutive year, the natural beauty of Pinellas County will be in full bloom for nature lovers to see up close and personally. The annual event allows participants to experience the urban oasis of the Florida Botanical Gardens and then step beyond the garden gates into the beautiful gardens of Pinellas County homeowners. Participants will meet at the botanical gardens starting at 10 a.m. for guided tours, and then pick up a map to guide them to other participating sites from noon until 4 p.m. Participating homeowners will welcome visitors to enjoy beautiful and varied private gardens located in Largo, Belleair, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater and Palm Harbor. Participants are invited to drive to one or all of the private gardens and stroll at their leisure. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 on tour day or $20 for members of the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Purchase tickets in advance online at or at the Botanical Bounty Gift Shop located at the gardens. Funds raised from the tours will bene t the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. Wristbands and maps will be distributed at the Botanical Bounty Gift Shop until noon on the day of the event. Wristbands must be worn to participate in the tours. Green Thumb Festival setST. PETERSBURG The 32nd annual Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg's annual Arbor Day celebration, will be presented Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The free event features plenty of fun and informative activities for both adults and children with more than 120 vendors; horticultural and environmental exhibits; programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle and improve the environment; a wagon decorating contest and parade; plant fair for children; and much more. Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb annual awards on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Highlights also include 1,200 trees for sale for $5, a plant auction, plant diagnostic clinic and tool sharpening. The children's area includes crafts, hands-on activities and more. 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10A Schools Leader, April 26, 2018 NotebookPinellas Education Foundation celebrates Take Stock in Children anniversary LARGO The Pinellas Education Foundation celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its Take Stock in Children program and the 220 Take Stock scholars who will graduate this May at an event at Largo High School April 19. The Take Stock in Children program, now a statewide initiative found in every Florida county, was created by the Pinellas Education Foundation in 1992 with the help of Pinellas County Schools and made possible through the generous donations and support of corporate partners, individuals and alumni who invest in the scholarship program. Since the program began, more than 5,000 students in Pinellas have received a college scholarship. Many of these students are the rst in their family to go to college and the current high school graduation rate of the Take Stock scholars is 96 percent. The Pinellas Education Foundation matches donor commitments with Florida Prepaid Foundation funds to make a greater impact and reach more students. Pinellas County is the largest TSIC community in the state, with the Foundation managing 18 percent of the total TSIC Scholarships in Florida. Each year, several signing events occur where students, typically in grades six through 10, are promised the opportunity to receive a scholarship upon graduation providing they agree to earn a C or better in each class they take, attend school regularly, have good behavior in and outside of school, meet with a TSIC mentor, and remain crime and drug free among other items. Mentoring is a huge portion of the program, and the Foundation trains and supports its 800 mentors who meet with and encourage the Take Stock students at school every week for 30 minutes during the school year. The event included a recognition of the work done over the past 25 years and a presentation of scholarships and medallions for the 220 seniors of the program. These seniors will be heading to more than 25 different colleges and technical schools including the University of South Florida, Florida State, University of Florida and St. Petersburg College.LHS class of 1988 looking for classmatesLARGO Did you graduate from Largo High School in 1988? The class of 1988 is planning its 30th reunion this summer, and class of cers and event organizers are on the hunt for their classmates. If you or a family member graduated from the school in 1988, contact Woody Brown at or visit Largo88/ to nd out more details.Pinellas County Schools to host STEM ExpoThe fth annual Pinellas County Schools STEM Expo will be held on April 28 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The event will showcase engineering design projects completed by students from 98 schools. See the event yer and other STEM highlights at STEM.Ryan Wells to host Evening with the ChefsCLEARWATER The Ryan Wells Foundation will present the 13th annual Evening with the Chefs Friday, May 11, 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Sheraton Sand Key. At this event, culinary students and chefs pair up to prepare and serve small plates. Culinary students from Dixie Hollins High School, Lealman Innovation Academy, Northeast High School, Osceola High School, Tarpon Springs High School, and Pinellas Technical College will be put in the spotlight, showcasing their culinary skills. Supporting the event this year will be Chef John Harris of the Sheraton Sand Key, Chef Chris Ponte of CafŽ Ponte, Chef Doug Bebell of Mystic Fish, Chef Scott Bebell of Guppy's, Chef Mark Heimann of Vinoy Renaissance Resort, Island Way Grill, Chef Tyson Grant of Parkshore Grill, Chef Lee Aquino of Birch and Vine at The Birchwood, Chef Justin Harry of RumFish Grill at TradeWinds Resorts, Chef Jeffrey Jew of Stillwaters Tavern, and Chief Chocolate Of cer Bill Brown of William Dean Chocolates. The evening will also feature libations, live music and a live and silent auction. Event proceeds help provide student scholarships for post-secondary education in hospitality and the culinary arts and donations to the school programs aforementioned. Individual tickets for the event are $125 and sponsorship packages are also available. Visit for more information and tickets.District partner provides driver’s education resources to in-need studentsSuncoast Safety Council and Cale America have announced a partnership to extend an opportunity for driver's education courses and behind-the-wheel lessons to low-income youth in Pinellas County. Cale Driving Academy is a referral-based program providing cost relief for driver's education and training. Up to 50 participants between the ages of 15-25 are eligible for the following services: 4-Hour Traf c Law & Substance Abuse Education Course Driver's Education Class Behind the Wheel LessonsMagnet programs come to Midtown AcademyST. PETERSBURG Two new magnet programs will begin at Midtown Academy for the 2018-19 school year. Midtown Academy will become the Center for Cultural Arts & Gifted Studies. The Center for Cultural Arts will provide a creative, integrated, artthemed K-5 program that connects academic curriculum with the visual and performing arts. The vibrant local arts culture provides opportunities for a variety of eld trips. The Center for Gifted Studies will be the district's only south-county magnet offering full-time gifted services for students in grades 1-5. Students will receive academic instruction in gifted classrooms with gifted peers. Midtown Academy is at 1701 10th St. S. in St. Petersburg. Parents can apply online at through May 4. For more information, call 727-588-6210.New program helps students make transitionPinellas County Schools has developed a program to introduce current eighth-graders to their new high schools. The program will feature art, music and other enrichment activities. Students will learn technology skills and work on projects that will help their communities. The program will also help students build their reading, writing and math skills to ensure they are successful in high school. Contact your school to learn more. Parents can register at https:// New after-hours counseling resource availableStudents and their families have a new academic counseling resource called PCS eCounselor. Parents and students can get academic questions answered by a professional school counselor after school hours, 4-9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Topics include high school preparation, state graduation requirements, college and career planning, nancial aid and scholarships, and advanced coursework opportunities. Families can submit questions at or via email at SPC summer and fall registration is open Registration for the fall and summer semesters at St. Petersburg College is open. The regular summer term begins Monday, May 14, and the Summer Express term begins June 11. The regular fall term begins Monday, Aug. 13, and the Fall Express term begins Monday, Sept. 10. 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 summer session is Sunday, May 13, and for the regular fall session is Sunday, Aug. 12. SPC to screen ‘A Plastic Ocean’ documentaryThe grave threat posed by plastic waste to the world's oceans and the marine life within them is the focus of a documentary lm that will be screened by St. Petersburg College's Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. The film, "A Plastic Ocean," and a follow-up discussion of the implications of toxic seas will be presented 6:30 8:30 p.m. April 26 at the SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th Street N. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested at http:// SPC, manufacturers collaborate on $1.6M grantSt. Petersburg College will work alongside top Tampa Bay manufacturers to launch an innovative workforce training program that is modeled after a premier automotive industry-education collaboration. Under this new program, participants will receive paid training to become mechatronics and electromechanical technicians. This emerging, highdemand eld involves the synergistic application of mechanical, electrical, and automation skills. Bumble Bee Learning Club to host grand openingPINELLAS PARK Bumble Bee Learning Club Pinellas Park, 5021 75th Ave. N., is hosting a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, May 9, 11 a.m. Bumble Bee Club Learning Center is a place where every child can discover the joy of learning through a family-like atmosphere where each child has the fullest attention so they can grow and develop their abilities in a con dent environment. Parking is available in front of the building. Photo courtesy of MITCHELL SHENKMANMembers of the Gulf Beach Rotary Club and the Osceola High School Interact Club display a few of the 6,000 library books they recently helped to sort and rebox. The boxes will be given to children in need through Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Eckerd Kids, Boys and Girls Club and other organizations. In the six years Gulf Beach Rotary has participated in the program, more than 40,000 books have been saved from the shredder.Saving words Visit for more local news BOGLAR, Theresa E. 78, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. For service information, send condolences, or full obituary visit HOLDER, Elizabeth K. 79, of Seminole, FL, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. For service information, send condolences, or full obituary visit HOADLEY, John E. 98, of Largo, FL, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. 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Viewpoints 11A Leader, April 26, 2018If one is inclined to read between the lines, Marco Rubio sounded like a man running for president, again, with his blunt talk about Florida's vulnerability to a Russian attack on the upcoming elections. That doesn't mean what the junior senator from our state had to say can be dismissed as political grandstanding. Hopefully, he convinced members of the Florida Association of Counties, the group to which he was speaking, that the threat is real. It doesn't hurt Rubio's standing, though, to be a leading Republican voice about this national security issue. Now, if he can just convince President Donald Trump this is serious stuff that goes to the core of what we value as a nation, we might have to give Rubio a prize for exceptional public service. The Tampa Bay Times reported on Rubio's talk, which included this gem of a quote about the operatives: "These are not people sitting in the basement of their mom's house. These are nation state threats. They have signi cant resources and assets at their disposal to do this." That sounded a lot like a passive-aggressive swipe at the president, who dismissed concerns about Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election with the pithy comment, "I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK? You don't know who broke in to DNC." Speculation about Rubio's long-range plan has been increasing lately. A New York Times story this week noted Rubio's recent hire of Michael Needham, former CEO of the conservative think tank Heritage Action for America, to be his chief of staff is the kind of move made by someone with long-term aspirations. "The move is certain to raise questions about whether Mr. Rubio, whose hopes of becoming president in 2016 were dashed by Mr. Trump, may be positioning himself for another run," reporter Jeremy W. Peters wrote. "And it underscores how unsettled the conservative movement remains nearly two years after Mr. Trump won the Republican presidential nomination and became the party's improbable leader." Rubio, of course, dismissed such speculation, telling the New York Times, "It's so far-off in the future, I don't know where my mind will be." It's smart strategy though to position himself on the side of being able to say, "I told you so," especially given the president's disdain/fear about the issue of voter fraud. He has been on the right side of this issue from the start. After all, when the extent of hacking rst came to light during months before the presidential election, Rubio warned," my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us." Rubio wasn't ready for prime time when he ran for the top spot in the last election, and let's just say that now there would be a lot of room on the "Rubio 2020" bandwagon. But he is looking more like an actual senator lately than just a young man in too big of a hurry. He was visible and active trying to secure hurricane relief for Florida. His very public cooperation and working relationship with Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is refreshing. He held out his vote on the Trump tax package and won concessions for a better child care credit. And when he believes the president has done something good, he has been willing to be supportive. Whether all that is a prelude to another run for the top job, well, it's too soon to say. What we can say, though, is that Rubio has been doing more things right lately. You don't have to read between the lines to see that. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. SHOULD THERE BE A "COW" IN MOSCOW? In the USA the answer to that question is mostly "yes." That's how we pronounce the word, even though most other nationalities tend to say "Moss coe." Does it make any difference? I doubt it. I say "tom-ay-toe" and you say "tomah-toe." Who really cares? Can't we all get along? HAVE YOU HEARD that if you can prove you fully understand all the legal maneuvering going on in Washington these days, at least four law schools will give you a full semester's credit toward your earning a law degree? (That rumor is not true. But some day it may be believable). Right now, it seems to me that only a seasoned attorney can comprehend the many legal angles but also the names of all the contestants, plus ones that have been red, and when, and who slept with whom. ARE YOU AS TIRED AS I AM of repetitious TV ads? Such as the one showing the moose attacking the backyard swing set, and the actor boasting "We know a lot because we've seen a lot"? Also, the insurance company ad with the Statue of Liberty in the background and the woman telling how she received full payment when an accident totaled her beloved car named Brad. Where is the alleged creativity and productivity of the advertising agencies who foist these ads on us, with the full approval of the client companies? THE FIRST WORD in the replies of interviewed newsmakers on TV used to be "Well, ..." Recently the entry word has become "So, ..." "Sen. Jones, should we bomb the living hell out of Syria next week?" Her response: "So, I'm glad you asked that." ARE ALL FOX NEWS ANCHORMEN AND WOMEN uniformly right-wing in their political thinking? I had thought so until I read a recent Time Magazine piece about a leading (and longtime) Fox pundit. His name: Shepard Smith. The article said Smith will cover political stories, but he fundamentally dislikes politics. He's much more comfortable reporting non-political news from all over the globe. I don't know how I missed this guy, but I intend to check him out. His hour-long show comes on at 3 p.m., most days. Along this line of thinking: how often do you hear conservative viewpoints uttered on NBC and MSNBC TV news programs? Quite seldom. In these troubled times the major networks are so predictable. It's sad to realize that few national news outlets can be trusted to be free of political bias. COMPUTER TECH SUPPORT experiences can drive you crazy. Example: your computer has a minor glitch, so you phone your ISP (Internet service provider) and ask for help. The ISP listens to your tale of woe for a few minutes and then turns you over to tech support. He/she in turn calls in a higher grade tech support person. Before you know it, you're talking to someone in Kentucky, Costa Rica or India who takes full control of your computer for an hour, as you squint at tiny entries in a box that tells you what the techie is doing. He/she nally says, "It's all xed." But when you regain control, you discover that although your initial problem was solved your computer screen is now lled with strange symbols, initials and instructions. You spend the next two weeks guring out the dilemmas that tech support has laid on you. Is there any tech support outlet that is both simple and reliable? If you know of one, please let me know. WATCHING TV CAN TURN OUR BRAINS INTO APPLESAUCE, but it can also enrich our awareness of what's happening. Especially if you're a sports fan. I recently began to appreciate the skills and intricacies of soccer and lacrosse. My TV stations provide live coverage of many soccer games played in the USA and overseas (where soccer is known as football.) The playing fields are large, green and lovely, and the action is continuous and suspenseful. The same is true of lacrosse. Last week I ran across a women's collegiate lacrosse game, and was impressed by the speed, skill and fearlessness of the players. Lacrosse is quite literally a killer sport. It features a rubber ball moving up to 90 mph and, when striking a player's chest area, can be (and has been) fatal. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ comcast.netA buzz from a rst lady’s hug Editor’s note: This column was written in June 2012 by Tom Rosshirt, who was a national security speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and a foreign affairs spokesman for Vice President Al Gore. My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents' home in Houston. It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was nothing much you could do for an AIDS patient but hold his hand. And many people still thought you could get AIDS by touching. My parents knew of individuals who'd been red from their jobs for volunteering for AIDS organizations. That's how crazy the fear was. As Matt was dying, we were befriended by a man named Lou Tesconi, a volunteer from the local AIDS organization. Lou came by to visit with Matt and to offer whatever service and kindness he could to my mom and dad. Shortly after Matt died, Lou began studies to become a Catholic priest. Within the year, he was diagnosed with AIDS and kicked out of the seminary. Lou was a lawyer by training and temperament. He appealed the judgment to a Catholic bishop, who then asked Lou to found and head a ministry for people with AIDS. It was called Damien Ministries and was established in a poor part of Washington, D.C. In early 1989, when the country was still very ignorant and fearful of AIDS, Lou got a call from the White House. First lady Barbara Bush was planning to visit Grandma's House, a home for infants with AIDS. It was one of the very rst outings in her tenure as rst lady, and Lou was asked to join a team of people to brief her privately before the event. During the brie ng, Lou told me later, he said: "Mrs. Bush, it is a fantastic thing that you are holding these babies with AIDS. But the country sees them as innocent and the rest of us with AIDS as guilty. The whole suffering AIDS community needs a collective embrace from you today." Lou thought he was speaking metaphorically. Apparently, Mrs. Bush doesn't do metaphor. She stood up, walked over to Lou and gave him a big hug. After the briefing, Mrs. Bush took a tour of the facility as she talked to the press. She hugged, kissed and played with three little girls and then nailed the message: "You can hug and pick up babies and people who have ... HIV. ... There is a need for compassion." At the news conference afterward, Lou stood by his point on Mrs. Bush's visit: "I'm afraid that it may send a message that babies are innocent and can be helped," he said, "but that the rest of us aren't." He added: "I told her it would certainly help to get a collective hug from the rst lady." Then, again, this time in front of the cameras, Mrs. Bush wrapped Lou up in a big embrace. Mrs. Bush wrote of this visit in her memoirs. She noted that "even then, people still thought that touching a person with the virus was dangerous." But she didn't give herself any credit for dealing a blow against stigma by embracing a gay man with AIDS in 1989. Lou had a buzz from that hug that never went away. In the fall of 1991, near Thanksgiving, I got a call from a friend that Lou had gone into the hospital again. He didn't have to tell me that it was for the last time. I called the White House and asked whether I could speak to the rst lady's of ce. I was a nobody press secretary on the Hill. I didn't expect anyone in the White House to talk to me. Suddenly, I was speaking with the first lady's press secretary, Anna Perez, who had accompanied Mrs. Bush to Grandma's House that day. I began to recount the events of two years before, and she saved me the time: "I remember Mr. Tesconi," she said. I explained Lou's condition and said, "It would be so comforting for him to receive a letter from Mrs. Bush." A few days later, I went to see Lou in the hospital. As soon as he saw me, he reached beside his bed with a slow and shaky hand and pulled out a letter: "Look what I got," he said. The letter was un inching and full of love. She didn't duck the issue that Lou was dying. She used it as a pivot to say, "Well-done." At the bottom, in her own hand, she wrote to Lou that his life mattered, that he had made an impact. That was a long time ago. But some things you don't forget and shouldn't. In a time of ignorance, her wise touch eased the sting of exclusion for my friend and many others. Thank you, Mrs. Bush. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 About the CartoonistA former editorial cartoonist for the Clearwater Sun, Chip Bok went on to Miami to draw a weekly South Florida lifestyle cartoon for the Miami Herald, illustrate Dave Barry's column, and practice slow speed computer animation for Viewtron, one of the nation's rst online services. His pilgrimage returned him to his home state where he became editorial cartoonist for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1987. Since then he has won two National Cartoonists Society awards for Best Editorial Cartoonist, (1995, 1999). He was a Pulitzer nalist in 1997. He was named The Week Magazine Cartoonist of the Year in 2007. Other awards include the Fischetti Award (1988), National Press Foundation Berryman Award (1993), H.L. Mencken Award (1993), and 4 Ohio A.P. Awards (1992, 1996, 1999, 2000).As I See ItTom Rosshirt Joe Henderson Is Marco Rubio eyeing another presidential run?


12A Business Leader, April 26, 2018 PINELLAS COUNTY By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersPinellas County's not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March came in at 3.4 percent, according to the April 20 report from the Department of Economic Opportunity. The rate is the same as reported in February, but down from the 3.8 percent reported in March 2017. The county experienced a slight bump in the labor force, going from 496,934 in February to 497,153 in March. The labor force in March 2017 was 487,559. Only 16,855 were reportedly unemployed in March this year, compared to 17,014 in February and 18,379 in March 2017. The unemployment rate for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Statistical Area also held steady, reporting 3.6 percent in February and March compared to 4 percent in March 2017. The state followed the same trend, reporting a 3.8 unemployment rate in February and March, down from 4.2 percent in March 2017; however, the United States rate declined from 4.4 percent in February to 4.1 percent in March, which was down considerably from 4.6 percent reported in March last year. The biggest news, according to Gov. Rick Scott, is the number of jobs being created in the state and locally. In a press release, Scott said the state's businesses had created more than 1.5 million jobs since December 2010. The Tampa Bay area added 28,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year. According to the DEO, 22 of the state's 24 metro areas reported over-the-year job gains in March. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford reported the most, 43,700, a 3.5 percent increase. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater came in second with 28,700 new jobs, a 2.2 percent hike; and Jacksonville came in third with 21,500 jobs, a 3.1 percent increase. The Tampa Bay area led the state in job growth for financial activities with 6,500 new jobs; education and health services with 5,800 new jobs; and other services with 1,900 new jobs. The local area remained first among the state's metro area in job demand in March with 43,272 openings. It continues to rank No. 1 in the state in demand for highskill, high-wage STEM occupations with 13,514 openings in March. The local metro area tied with West Palm Beach-Boca RatonDelray Beach and Tallahassee for the rank of No. 14 out of 24. The Villages MSA ranked No. 1 with the highest unemployment rate of 5.4 percent, and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA ranked No. 24 with the lowest unemployment rate of 3 percent. Pinellas tied with Hillsborough, which is also in the local MSA, and Leon, Bradford, Lee, Sarasota, Collier, Manatee and Clay counties for the No. 48 rank among the state's counties.Unemployment rate remains steady at 3.4 percent BriefcaseRenner joins Showalter dental practiceLARGO Largo-based dentist Thomas L. Showalter Jr., DDS, recently announced the addition of James R. Renner, DMD. Renner earned his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida and graduated from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois in Chicago. He is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the West Coast District Dental Association. "Our team is beyond fortunate to welcome Dr. Renner, a talented and knowledgeable dental professional, who will continue our practice's 36year tradition of personalized patient care," said Showalter. Drs. Renner and Showalter are located at 1678 West Bay Drive, Largo. For information, call 727-585-7439Chiropractor opens new of ce in Seminole SEMINOLE Dr. Brett Herrington, who has been in practice for 20 years, recently opened Seminole Spine, a new of ce, at 8400 113th St., Seminole. Herrington is expanding from his Clearwater office, First Choice Chiropractic, to further serve the needs of patients from Seminole, Largo and surrounding areas. He is a native of Seminole and attended Bauder Elementary, Seminole Middle and Seminole High School, where he was a member of the wrestling and football teams. He continued his education at St. Petersburg Junior College, graduated from the University of Florida and received his Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. While in college, Herrington joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and in boot camp was selected to become a member of the Honor Guard which involved public relation tours on behalf of the Coast Guard. Seminole Spine is a full-service chiropractic office offering spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, physiotherapy including the new Class IV laser therapy, rehabilitative exercise instruction, and massage. A digital X-ray machine will be in place soon. For information, call 727-201-4549.KSK Marina Clearwater to host grand openingCLEARWATER KSK Marina Clearwater will host a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 19, noon, at 198 Seminole St., Clearwater. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be performed by State Representative Larry Ahern at 1 p.m. This will be followed by live music. There will be a food truck on site together with 10 vendor tents. Also on display for the public to view will be a range of new boats featuring Misty Harbor Pontoon boats as well as Southport Center Console shing boats. The event will be open to the public.Hours set for Gulfport Tuesday Fresh MarketGULFPORT Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market's summer schedule will begin Tuesday, May 1. 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"The Thorn Collection has earned this prestigious recognition because of their dedication, skills and professionalism," said Clark Toole, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Tricia Priest receives Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle AwardBELLEAIR Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Belleair/Clearwater Beach recently recognized Tricia Priest for being named in the International President's Circle Award for 2017. "I would like to congratulate Tricia for earning this prestigious award," said Clark Toole, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, in a press release. "She is widely respected by clients and colleagues alike for her strong commitment and professionalism." Priest is af liated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate of ce in Belleair.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announces partnership with BuysideBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group recently announced a new partnership with Buyside, a home valuation tool that provides market insights, data and automated valuation to sellers as well as helps agents match buyers with available listings. More than 175 agents recently attended the company's Buyside training program. "Buyside is designed to provide instant access to home values and local market trends while minimizing the time and research it takes to achieve those results," said Allen Crumbley, broker/owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. "It is a remarkable tool and we are pleased to offer it on our website." Buyside provides homeowners with three property valuations, active property value estimates for their property and recent nearby sales data. By entering an address, estimated values from three different sources, including Zillow, are displayed. The home values generated on the site are based on automated computer modeling from public records. Visitors to the site may download a report of their ndings and they may also sign up to receive a monthly report on a speci c property. Visit valuation.bhhs "It is important to keep in mind that the site's home value estimates are only starting points, and they may not represent the true value of the home," said Dewey Mitchell, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties group broker/owner. "We recommend a professional evaluation by a knowledgeable and experienced agent."John Skicewicz named top commercial associate in Tampa Bay regionBELLEAIR Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT recently announced that John Skicewicz, CCIM, a commercial agent in the Belleair of ce, has been named the top commercial associate for the Tampa Bay Region in 2017. Skicewicz has been active in Tampa Bay area commercial, investment, and development real estate brokerage since 1981. This marks the 12th consecutive year that he has been recognized as the company's top producing commercial associate in the region. Skicewicz is associated with the Coldwell Banker in Belleair Bluffs. Smith & Associates Commercial sells Largo apartment complexesLARGO Pat & Chris Calhoon of the Smith & Associate's Calhoon Commercial Group recently handled the sale of the 12-unit and 4-unit apartment complexes located at 1632 and 1722 Jefferson Ave. S. in Largo. Both properties were owned by the same principals. The 12-unit is comprised of four two-bedroom and eight one-bedroom apartments, and the fourplex featured all two-bedroom/one-bath units. The buyers were an Ohio couple effecting a 1031 exchange, under the names West Manor Park LLC & Sunny Park, LLC. The sellers were Pinellas Law LLC and Bradenton Law LLC, with the Calhoons handling both sides of the transaction. Combined sales prices were $1,198,000.Coastal Properties Group opens Tierra Verde of ceTIERRA VERDE Coastal Properties Group International recently celebrated the addition of its 12th of ce, at 240A Madonna Blvd., in Tierra Verde. The announcement was made of cial by Alex Jansen, broker/owner, Coastal Properties Group International, during a grand opening event commemorating the new facility. The new Tierra Verde of ce showcases the Florida lifestyle with views of the Tierra Verde Marina Resort and yacht basin. "As we continue to grow throughout the county we are always looking for strategic space that will further strengthen our dominance in the Pinellas County market while enabling us to better serve our clients," said Jansen. "Many of our top producers work with upper tier clients in Tierra Verde and this new boutique of ce enables them to work more ef ciently and effectively." 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Beaches 13A Leader, April 26, 2018 By BRIAN GOFFTBN CorrespondentINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Bill Loder, better known as Crabby Bill, died April 19 at the age of 86. He had been suffering from a vascular problem for some time. Loder's son Matt, who has run the family business for years, fondly tells the story of how his father and mother got their start in business. "Our family moved here in 1968 and my dad was a shrimp boat captain in the bay, in the Jungle Prada area," he said. "He sold crabs by the side of the road. He and mom opened their rst seafood restaurant in Redington Shores in 1974. It was called Capt. Bill's at the time." After a few more moves Loder said his parents opened the first Crabby Bill's in Indian Rocks Beach in 1983. It is, more or less, where Crabby Bills is today. "It has obviously grown," said Loder. "It was a hot dog stand converted to a seafood restaurant and now it occupies the whole block." While his dad hasn't run the business for some time he was still involved said Loder. "He lived two blocks from the restaurant and went back and forth in his electric wheelchair," he said. "He'd come in and sit at his table where he loved talking to customers. He was here on Tuesday, two days before he died." Loder expanded his business to multiple locations in the early 1990s. In 1995, an offer came to buy the entire business and he decided to sell. He bought back the business in 1997. A longtime resident of IRB, Terry Hamilton-Wollin remembers Loder as being a humble man. "He and his wife Delores worked hard and they came with a certain set of values," she said. "The attitude seemed to be we succeed, we all succeed,' I've always been grateful to them." "They were very committed to their community; it was in their DNA," she said. "They were always ready to give us what we needed." Hamilton-Wollin said she won't miss Loder because he really hasn't gone away. "His spirit has been around and isn't going anywhere. I'm grateful we got to know him," she said. Former Mayor R.B. Johnson recalled saying hello to Loder from time to time and he marvels at the longevity of the family business. "It is absolutely important to the community," he said. "When you think of it there have been restaurants that come and go but they have been a long-standing presence in the city." Johnson added his voice to those who thank the Loders, led by the patriarch, Bill, for their generosity. "They have been involved in so much in the community," he said. "They have given food for local festivals and good causes for years. They have always been available for any event. It is the end of an era as far as the patriarch goes, he was an institution in this city." Current Mayor Cookie Kennedy made tribute to Loder. "He was an icon before people started using that word," she said. "He was a character that everyone loved. People would go in there and hug him every day." "He had his own unique brand which became Crabby Bill; he was very successful. He will be tremendously missed by our town. We wish the family peace in the coming months," she said. No one will miss Bil Loder more than his family and in particular his son, Matt, who stepped into his shoes in running the family business. Loder said his dad had been sick for some time. "He was 86 and a lifelong smoker for 65 years," he said. "He was a proud marine and began smoking in combat in Korea. He stopped last year but by then he had vascular problems caused by smoking." In recent months Matt has been caring for his father even as he watched him deteriorate. "It was an honor and a love to care for my dad," he said. "It was becoming more and more dif cult for him to do the things he loved to do, it was tough watching a proud man needing assistance all the time." "He used to say the golden years aren't so golden and getting old isn't for sissies," he said. Loder said his father has lived a full life and always did what he wanted to do. He said it was fortunate all the family was there to say goodbye at the end, his daughter from Oregon, his sister from North Carolina and family from Texas. "We took him to the ER on Thursday with breathing problems. He took off his oxygen and said, I want to go, I don't want anything, I want to go.' Father Rick Pilger administered the last rites and he said goodbye." "Oh my God, I am going to miss him," said Loder. IRB community honors an iconCrabby Bill’s founder left mark on beaches and beyond with hard work, humility NOTABLE DEATH  BILL LODER TREASURE ISLAND Bill Loder, founder of Crabby Bill’s, died April 19. “He was an icon before people started using that word,” Indian Rocks Beach Mayor Cookie Kennedy said. “He was a character that everyone loved. People would go in there and hug him every day.” “He and his wife, Delores, worked hard and they came with a certain set of values. The attitude seemed to be ‘we succeed, we all succeed,’ I’ve always been grateful to them.”– Terry Hamilton-Wollin, a longtime resident of IRB Beach BriefsKing of the Beach tourney returns to Madeira Beach this weekendMADEIRA BEACH The King of the Beach Spring Fishing Tournament and festival returns Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-28, to ROC Park with $225,000 in cash and prizes on the hook. Admission is free, as is parking, a water ferry and bus shuttle. Competition will take place in six divisions, with a guaranteed $60,000 to the overall winner. A $15,000 Suzuki RePower will be awarded in the single engine division. The 25th place winner will receive $2,500 in cash, and the contestant who hauls in a sh closest to 25 pounds will get $2,500. Early registration is $225 for members and $255 for nonmembers. Early registration runs through Friday, April 20. After that date, online and on-site registration will be $275 per team. The tournament gets underway the evening of the 26th with the Captain's Party, during which registration and check-in will take place. There will be a silent auction and raf e of donated items. A free concert by the Tobacco Rd Band is the highlight of activities on the 27th. Happy hour will be from 5-7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tobacco Rd will play their newly released Nashville hit, "I Wanna Hear Some Steel." The 28th is a fishing day for anglers. Gates to the festival will open at 2 p.m. The tournament will conclude that evening with a sh weigh-in and awards ceremony. Food vendors will be on location throughout the event, as well as more than 50 marine and art vendors. There will be a boat showcase, a kids play zone and an alligator attraction.Treasure Island, American Legion planning Memorial Day paradeTREASURE ISLAND The city of Treasure Island and American Legion Post 158 are planning a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center, at 10315 Paradise Blvd. and end at the Treasure Island Community Center located at Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue. A brief ceremony will be held at the monument in Treasure Island Park immediately following the parade. A Memorial Day ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 158 will follow at 11 a.m. at Post 158 located at 111 108th Ave., Treasure Island, FL 33706. Any individual or group interested in participating in the parade should contact American Legion Post 158 at 727-363-8375. No registration fee is required. By MARK SCHANTZTBN CorrespondentTREASURE ISLAND During turtle nesting season, May 1 through Oct. 31, from dusk until dawn, Treasure Island wants to provide the safest beach for newborn hatchlings and their mothers. At a April 17 work session, city commissioners endorsed staff's plan to strengthen and clarify the city's Coastal Lighting Standards to prohibit the glow of artificial lighting from shinning or being seen on the beach, so that baby turtles do not become disoriented when leaving the nest and head in the wrong direction. Turtles are protected by federal, state, and local law. Hatchlings and their mothers are supposed to follow the moon and starlight reflected off the water and travel to the Gulf of Mexico, but artificial light can disorient and direct them toward land. "This is something that has been a long time coming and we are pretty excited about it," said Stacy Boyles, assistant public works director. "Even though we had one of the most progressive lighting standards, we were still having issues with it." Staff found enforcement of the city's existing coastal lighting ordinance to be challenging and found the ordinance language to be somewhat difficult to understand. 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Leader, April 26, 2018 429 St. Andrews Drive, Belleair $3,550,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Located in the gated private enclave of Belleview Island, this custom waterfront estate boasts sprawling luxurious interiors and exquisite appointments. A spacious great room features French doors to a paver terrace, a marble-faced gas replace, an elegant walk-in wet bar and a formal dining area with custom buffet cabinets. The gourmet island kitchen with custom cherry cabinets and granite counters includes a butler's pantry, breakfast bar and built-in desk with adjoining bright breakfast area. The superb master suite features a gas replace, morning bar and his and her baths with custom closets. Text 555543 to 35620 for property details 501 Mandalay Avenue #1009 Clearwater $2,350,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 An exceptional penthouse opportunity presents itself within the iconic Mediterranean compound that is Belle Harbor But, with a twist. Imagine unobstructed South, Southeast and Southwest vistas that literally go on forever encompassing Clearwater Harbor, Downtown Clearwater, Clearwater Memorial and Sand Key bridge, South Beach and the Sand Key crescent panoramas from every window of this top oor "SE" corner Poinciana penthouse home. Now comes the welcome twist, a thoroughly and thoughtfully reinvented interior that evokes the most highline contemporary aesthetic to be found on any of the Gulf beaches. Text 591365 to 35620 for property details. 124 Leeward Island, Clearwater Beach $1,695,000 Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 TOYS! TOYS! TOYS! Built for the man or family who loves to enjoy life, this home provides a 5+ car garage, a 13.8' RV garage for those fun adventures, storage areas for beach mopeds, bikes, etc., and more storage areas for kayaks and water toys! Is there any end to the amount of fun you can have here? This immaculate 5 bed/4 bath 4,473 sq.ft. home is comfortable and easy to live in. Custom built with lush landscaping, which adds immense privacy and great curb appeal. Text 582321 to 35620 for property details. 11 Baymont Street #1109, Clearwater Beach $939,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 Within the coveted Residences at Sandpearl lies this 11th oor East facing "E" oor plan offering parallel water views from every window and slider within this well scaled 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo home. Unyielding Mandalay Channel, Clearwater Harbor and Clearwater skyline views are well captured and exempli ed day and nighttime. Appointments of stone, wood cabinetry and superior stainless appliances resonate throughout, the paint palette a neutral hue, the ceilings generously scaled and a wider loggia like balcony is accessible from most rooms. Text 592927 to 35620 for property details. 420 16th Avenue, Indian Rocks Beach $749,000 Tricia Priest 727-612-6277 Stunning water views from this move-in ready beach house! 73 feet of new seawall on a protected cove. Open concept kitchen, dining room and living room all take advantage of the water view that is light, bright and very welcoming for entertaining your friends and family. This block construction home has three bedrooms, two full baths, interior laundry room and an oversized one car garage. The interior of this updated home is completely tiled and has newer windows. Located in Indian Rocks Beach, a quaint coastal beach town on Florida's West Coast. Text 491306 to 35620 for property details. 868 Bayway Blvd. #203, Clearwater Beach $399,000 Jeannine Schaub 727-771-5215 PICTURE PERFECT VIEWS!!! The best on South Clearwater Beach. Escape to the idyllic surrounds of this COASTAL TREASURE LOCATION, experience the romance of the harbor lights and just relax as you watch the boats at play from your enclosed lanai. This is a rare opportunity to acquire this beautifully renovated South Clearwater Point Condo. Marina House is positioned directly on the Intracoastal, an attribute which contributes to the community charm. Catering to lifestyle convenience, with optimum northern exposure, and just a couple of minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Text 588466 to 35620 for property details. 800 S. Gulfview Blvd., #702, Clearwater Beach $305,000 Jeannine Schaub 727-771-5215 Join the South Clearwater Beach phenomenon which is a short saunter from the gentle street setting to a sparkling spread of sandy beach at the waters edge. South Beach offers elevated water and glorious distinct views. Other desirable features of this property are 3 heated swimming pools, waterside grill and dining area, private beach access, and many conveniences. This 7th oor abode is a spacious 1310 square feet offering display of both Northeast and Southeast waters. Crown molding throughout containing electric hurricane shutters with a complete open ceramic tile kitchen. Text 588599 to 35620 for property details. 1466 Dexter Drive, Clearwater $280,000 Debra McPherson 727-492-8600 Beautiful Cedar wood and stone home located in central Clearwater, close to Eagle Lake Park, shopping, schools, restaurants, the beaches and more. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2-car garage with 1,733 square feet of living space in a quiet neighborhood. The family room has a striking wood burning replace for the occasional chilly night. Many appliances are powered by natural gas, and the a/c was replaced in 2015. Lush yard with irrigation system and well. Relax on the screened back porch and admire the lovely landscaping. Some furnishings available, washer and dryer included. Text 593336 to 35620 for property details. 19134 Whispering Pines Drive, Indian Shores $625,000 Tracey Gardiner 727-434-0540 Spacious Key West styled townhome located just a few hundred feet from Indian Shores Beach. A Green Certi ed (FGBC) home that is Energy Star Quali ed with a 5-star rating. This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has luxury upgrades throughout, Gulf views from every level, 4 large balconies, a 522 sq.ft. covered, fenced cabana with a heated inground spa. Over 2,400 sf.ft. of interior space with 10ft ceilings and dual zoned HVAC units. Open gourmet kitchen with natural gas range, 42" wood cabinetry, granite counters, island and breakfast bar. Impact rated windows with plantation shutters throughout. Text 546618 to 35620 for property details. 956 Bruce Avenue, Clearwater Beach $474,900 Alexandra Leousis 727-479-8977 Tucked away in the peaceful northern end of Clearwater Beach and just 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, this charming home is on a large lot located in the lovely and quiet Mandalay neighborhood! Surrounded by well kept homes, this home features 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms plus a bonus room that could be used as a third bedroom or of ce. Also included is a spacious 1 car garage and a lush private backyard. Just a few steps to the Carlouel Yacht Club and your private beach access. Text 475341 to 35620 for property details. 505 Palm Drive, Largo $884,500 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 Are you looking for a home with a GREAT WATER VIEW from the master and living areas and LOADS OF CHARACTER? This is it! The double boat slip offers rental income with water and electric. Pebbletec enhanced, in-ground pool overlooking a wide bay with Intracoastal access. Oversized lot with a solid and sound seawall and interesting landscaping designed for privacy. These are just a few of the features you'll love! Inside, bathrooms and kitchen have been tastefully updated. The third bedroom wall was opened to the family room and an of ce created in that space. Text 504784 to 35620 for property details. 3473 Shoreline Circle, Palm Harbor $799,000 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Long awaited spectacular custom built pool home with approximately 177' of shoreline on Lake Tarpon offers endless opportunities! Living on Lake Tarpon is all about the peace and tranquility with over one half acre of land privacy prevails. Dramatic beveled glass double door entry offers gracious entertaining made easy in the step down great room perfect for any family! Family room cathedral ceilings, skylights, wood burning replace, built-in bookshelf, triple sliding glass doors open to the screen enclosed pool patio with sumptuous views of Lake Tarpon. The dining room is an entertainer's delight. Text 460447 to 35620 for property details. 1160 Skye Lane, Palm Harbor $1,365,000 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Stunning two-story home with 5-bedrooms plus den, is perfection. No expense was spared including hand-scraped birch wood and travertine oors, chandeliers, Control Four smart home automation, surround sound, crown molding and 7" baseboard molding. The home theater is adjacent to the Chef's kitchen with Jenn-Air appliances, double oven, warming drawer, walk-in pantry. Outside, enjoy summer kitchen with bar, gas replace, and 8.5' deep salt water pool with heated spa. Innisbrook resort has six pools, Loch Ness and water slide, four golf courses, 11 tennis courts, tness center, racquetball and spa. Text 460449 to 35620 for property details. 305 Windward Island, Clearwater Beach $1,249,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 A superb integration of a single level residence well in sync with an expansive outdoor entertaining arena hosted by outstanding open Clearwater Harbor views that are surreal. An extraordinarily wide lot lends to a voluminous pool and deck area complimented by a grandfathered covered boat house. A seamless array of sliders coupled with endless windows punctuate the well pronounced Intracoastal vistas that stretch from the Old Clearwater Bay skyline to the Dunedin coastline and well beyond. The interiors are cool, collected and serene and encompass an enviable 2,700+ sq. ft. oor plan. Text 592328 to 35620 for property details. 162 Devon Drive, Clearwater Beach $1,995,000 Michelle Chenault 727-481-5700 Custom Mediterranean tri-level home in Clearwater Beach has panoramic views of Clearwater Bay and Marina. Step inside to see this elegant home with bamboo, hardwood and marble ooring, enhanced by the 22 ft ceilings, crown molding, columns and archways. The living area with its wood burning replace is a focal point. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen featuring custom wood cabinets, granite counters, island, breakfast bar and stainless appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The oversized Master suite has a spectacular view and large walk-in closets, spacious master bath with garden tub, walk in shower and double sinks. Text 475305 to 35620 for property details. 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, April 26, 2018  Visit Blast Friday featuring 10,000 Maniacs; Friday, April 27, 5:30 p.m., in downtown Clearwater on Cleveland Street. The event is free. VIP tickets are available. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. Presented by Bank of America, the event features food trucks and vendors serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. Founded in 1981 in Jamestown, New York, 10,000 Maniacs is one of the most enduring bands from the early alternative rock movement having released close to 20 albums, including 2015’s “Twice Told Tales” and 2016’s “Playing Favorites.” At the same time, the band has consistently toured the United States and abroad. This multi-platinum band still receives rave reviews of their live performances.  Alan Parsons Live Project, Friday, April 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-791-7400 or visit This 11-time Grammy nominee returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall performing his greatest hits such as “Sirius,” “Eye In The Sky,” “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” “Don’t Answer Me” and many more. Parsons will be accompanied by the Rock Symphony Orchestra. Joining him as special guest is Carl Palmer, acclaimed solo artist and legendary drummer of bands such as Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  Bay 2 Beach Music & Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. General admission tickets start at $20 for one day or $30 for both days. Visit www. The music lineup will include performances by Andy Grammer, LoCash and Parachute on Saturday; and Hunter Hayes, Jerrod Niemann, Stephanie Quayle, Aubrey Wollet and Nate Currin on Sunday.  Siobhan Monique, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32 in advance. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium. org. Monique is a classically trained vocalist with an intoxicating stage presence. She consistently thrills her loyal fan base, and instantly recruits new admirers across Tampa Bay even before she unleashes the rst note. Rising to the calls of her ancestors, she reconstructs and reimagines songs old and new that express the complexities of love and loss, struggle and triumph.  Jeff Dunham, Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $28.25. Call 800-7453000 or visit for tickets. For venue information, visit Dunham just released his latest standup special, “Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster,” on Net ix this month. The special features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over a million YouTube subscribers amassing over a billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central and NBC. Top ve diversions Photo courtesy of MARVEL STUDIOSFrom left, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff star in “Avengers: In nity War.” Opening this weekend In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all roads lead to Thanos in ‘Avengers: In nity War’ Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lm opening in wide release:‘Avengers: In nity War’Genre: Action, science fiction and adventure Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd and Josh Brolin Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Rated: PG-13 As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six In nity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to in ict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.‘Kings’Genre: Drama Cast: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig and Issac Ryan Brown Director: Deniz Gamze Eruven Rated: R Set against a backdrop of rising tensions in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial in 1992, writer-director Deniz Gamze Ergven’s “Kings” stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as citizens of the same South Central neighborhood. Millie (Halle Berry) is a hardworking, tough and protective single mother with an affection for homeless children. She already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African-Americans, Latinos, and Koreans. With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the of cers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie’s kids home safely. Though “Kings” doesn’t focus on the LA riots overall, it does delve into the impact and the fragility of Photo courtesy of SHOUT! FACTORYEllen Burstyn and Asa Butter eld star in “The House of Tomorrow.”Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLThe Blast Friday series brings 10,000 Maniacs to the stage April 27 in the Cleveland Street district. See OPENING, page 8B Our Flooring is in Stock and Ready For You! 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2B Just for Fun Leader, April 26, 2018Museum of Fine Arts to host Painting in the ParkST. PETERSBURG – The 11th annual Painting in the Park will take place Sunday, April 29, noon to 4 p.m., at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Attendees are encouraged to bring their aspiring Monets and O’Keeffes to the event. The MFA’s north lawn will transform into an art studio where children can discover art in new ways. The paintbrushes will be on vacation as kids drip, dab, squirt and bounce paints to create their own works of art. Kids also can get their faces painted, make a colorful sun visor, or get messy having fun with paint. There will be rock painting with St. Pete Rocks, and also the opportunity to paint on the Nomad Art Bus. Kids also can use remote control cars to create a mural, or get their artwork in the sky by coloring and ying a kite. Painting in the Park is free to attend. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Victoria Ginty to debut new album, perform at Ka’Tiki Beach BarTREASURE ISLAND – Soulful blues vocalist Victoria Ginty will celebrate the release of her new album “Un nished Business” with a record release concert Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m., at Ka’Tiki Beach Bar, 8803 W. Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Admission is free. For information, call 727-360-2272 or visit katikisun “Un nished Business” will be released May 4 on Blue Door Records. The album captures the vocalist’s unique, soulful blues style. Recorded at GCR Audio Studios in Buffalo, the 11 tracks on “Un nished Business” fuse R&B, soul, and Americana. Tarpon Art Guild to host receptionTARPON SPRINGS – An artist reception for Anneke Hulstein and Heather Risley will take place Friday, May 4, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Tarpon Art Guild, 118 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Hulstein was born in the Netherlands and taught art to children there. On moving to the United States, she studied with prominent pastel painters and began painting the Florida landscape in the lush, vibrant colors she loves. A multi-award winner, Hulstein is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay and is a member of the Tarpon Springs Art Association. Abstract expressionism is a new genre she is experimenting with as well. Risley was the featured artist of the 2015 Tarpon Springs Art Festival. She is the founder of the plein air event, Paint & Photo Tarpon Springs. A past-president of the Tarpon Springs Art Association, she paints a variety of subjects in the realist tradition. Her oils re ect a strong feeling for light contrasts and composition and may be of individuals, landscapes, seascapes, or historic locales. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit with the artists and learn about their processes. The reception will include light refreshments. Admission is free. For more information, call 727-744-3323.LGBTQ Film Series to screen documentaryGULFPORT – The LGBTQ Resource Center will continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m., at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. The feature lm will be a documentary on the lives of two of the most seminal gures in the lesbian equality movement. The lm series is a free gathering. Attendees watch a lm in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month in the Friends Room at the library. Seating is available on a rst-come, rst-served basis. For information, call 727-893-1074 for the lm title and other information about the lm series. Art Lovers Place Inc. to host grand opening, art showLARGO – Art Lovers Place Inc. will host a grand opening event with the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Thursday, May 3, 4 to 6 p.m., at 1300 Clearwater Largo Road, Largo. The event will include a ribbon-cutting celebrating an end to more than three years of renovations. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 5 p.m. The grand opening will continue with a ne art show Sunday, May 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Both events will feature refreshments, art demonstrations and mini paint-and-takes. Art Lovers Place Inc. is a nonpro t corporation and a 501(c)3 charitable organization for the bene t of ne artist seniors, disabled and veterans. The organization also offers classes, workshops and events that are open to the general public. For information, visit to stage ‘The Odd Couple, The Female Version’SAFETY HARBOR – The Players of Safety Harbor will present the comedy hit “The Odd Couple, The Female Version,” written by Neil Simon, running May 25 through June 3 at the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, 3180 Enterprise Road E., Safety Harbor. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. A donation of $10 to the Safety Harbor Library Foundation is appreciated. Proceeds bene t the Safety Harbor Library Foundation’s 20/20 Vision – Let’s Build a Story capital campaign. Established in 2004 as a library theater troupe and now under the direction of Diane Lynne, the Players of Safety Harbor has grown into a reputable community theater in the heart of Safety Harbor. For information, visit for ‘Death Tax’ set CLEARWATER – Director Jeremy Moranski will audition for West Coast Players’ 2018 special summer production of “Death Tax,” a one act play by Lucas Hnath. Auditions will take place Sunday and Monday, May 6 and 7, 7 p.m., at the West Coast Players theater, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Rehearsals will be limited to four weeks. The show opens on July 6 and runs through July 15. No performers are paid. Roles available include:  Maxine – 60s-70s  Tina – 30s to mid-40s, black, has a Haitian accent  Todd – 30s-40s, non-muscular build  Daughter – 30s Well-to-do Maxine is dying and she has come to believe that her nurse, Tina, is trying to kill her. When she confronts Tina, her accusations have unforeseen and irreversible repercussions. This powder keg of a thriller is sure to put audiences on the edge of their seats with its unconventional structure and fast-paced nature. To submit arts and entertainment news, email 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.Jobsite Theater to stage dystopic ‘1984’TAMPA – Jobsite Theater will bring George Orwell’s dystopic literary masterpiece “1984” to life in a gripping stage adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan, running April 27 through May 20, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Single tickets start at $29.50. For performance times and to order tickets, call 813-229-7827 or visit “1984” warns audiences with the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness. This ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature was commissioned in 2008 by the Actor’s Gang under the direction of the Academy Award winning actor, director, screenwriter, and activist Tim Robbins. Jobsite has history here, having previously produced the Actor’s Gang/Tim Robbins play about the onset of the Iraq War, “Embedded,” in 2008 to high acclaim. Playwright Michael Gene Sullivan is a resident playwright for the San Francisco Mime Troupe and was given Stanford University’s Equity Award for using his work to achieve racial, gender, and age balance on stage. This adaptation of “1984” should not be confused with the one that ran last year on Broadway by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. “1984” is directed by Shawn Paonessa, Jobsite artistic associate, who also provides the sound design with additional designs by Brian Smallheer (set and lights) and Katrina Stevenson (costumes). With “1984” Jobsite also follows up on the success of matinee eld trips for schools offered for its production of “The Tempest.” For “1984,” eld trips will be speci cally for high school audiences. In addition to the 17 regularly-scheduled mainstage performances the company is offering 12 weekday matinees available for high schools. Call 813-222-1047 to learn more about education outreach opportunities, request a study guide, or to book a group of 10 or more. Jobsite Theater is the resident theater company at the Straz Center. Jobsite is funded in part by the state of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Gobioff Foundation, Rollin’ Oats Tampa, Creative Loa ng, and Illumination Advertising. Jobsite is a 501(c)3 not-for-pro t organization and all gifts made to Jobsite are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Photo courtesy of JOBSITE THEATERIn the Jobsite Theater production of “1984,” Giles Davies, foreground, stars as Winston, with the image of David M. Jenkins as O’Brien in the background. A&E news 011818 We Transfer Old Home Reels Or Video To DVD TOTAL TAPE SERVICES is Clearwater’s #1 place for Media Transfer! We transfer: Audio Cassette, Reel to Reel & Vinyl to CD. VHS, Hi8, 8mm, European to US Format, 8mm, Super8 & 16mm Film to DVD. CALL US for all your Media Transfer needs! 727-799-3100www.TotalTapeServices.com122817S 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 26, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19This is an excellent week to get out and be active, Aries. Whether you hike, walk or go cycling, take some time to enjoy the great outdoors. This will bene t the mind and body.TaurusApril 20 – May 20Taurus, take charge of your health because it is the most important way to stay on top of your game. Don’t forget to include emotional and spiritual health in your regimen.GeminiMay 21 – June 21It’s time to tap your creativity, Gemini. If there is some piece of artwork or a craft you like but nd too expensive, there’s a good chance you can create an excellent replica.CancerJune 22 – July 22Some fresh air and sunshine can do you a world of good, Cancer. Especially if you have been a little stagnant in your career or personal life. A new perspective can help. LeoJuly 23 – August 22The energy in the air can do surprising things when you are feeling frustrated, Leo. A change of scenery can help you rebound fast and get back on track.VirgoAugust 23 – September 22Virgo, organize a group activity with friends and family members this week. This is a good opportunity to reconnect with loved ones you may not have seen in some time.LibraSeptember 23 – October 22Libra, if you are lacking regular exercise, take this week to make a new tness plan that works for you. Start slowly and build up as you grow accustomed to exercise. ScorpioOctober 23 – November 21Put your ambitions into action, Scorpio. It’s one thing to give lip service to ideas, but it’s another to get started toward goals. The latter may lead to a more ful lling life. SagittariusNovember 22 – December 21Don’t heistate to take on projects or make plans this week, Sagittarius. The more quicky you get involved, the better. Write down all of your plans to stay organized.CapricornDecember 22 – January 20Work goes quite well for you this week, Capricorn. But you’re having dif culty nding traction at home. Take a day to catch up on projects at home to quiet your mind.AquariusJanuary 21 – February 18Aquarius, if you have been feeling creative and ambitious, consider giving a new hobby a try. An artistic project is tting, but anything that inspires you will suf ce.PiscesFebruary 19 – March 20There is a good chance that you will start the week with vigor, and it will continue for the next several days, Pisces. Channel that energy. Across 1. Genus of beetles 5. Time units (abbr.) 8. Fiddler crabs 11. Remove weapons from 13. Express delight 14. Energy 15. Roman general 16. Returned material authorization (abbr.) 17. Mortgage group (abbr.) 18. Parts 20. Leavened bread cooked in a clay oven 21. Type of cloth 22. Frankness 25. Causes disgust or hatred 30. A member of the British order of honor 31. Folk singer Di Franco 32. One’s looks 33. Provokes 38. Partner of ow 41. Japanese warrior 43. Easy to perceive 45. Meet with one’s agreement 47. Bird’s jaw 49. Ballplayer accessory 50. Sword 55. Swiss river 56. Comedienne Gasteyer 57. Beat icon Ginsberg 59. Clinches a victory 60. Split lentils 61. Jewish spiritual leader 62. Book of the Bible (abbr.) 63. Electronic warfare-support measures 64. Fibrous plant material Down 1. Annoy 2. Two-toed sloth 3. Precipitation 4. Barbary sheep 5. Large stinging paper wasp 6. Balkan country 7. __ Doherty, actress 8. Arm bones 9. Women’s undergarment 10. Genus of dabbling ducks 12. Time zone 14. Newts 19. Sound unit 23. Dab 24. Puzzlement 25. Defensive nuclear weapon 26. Actress Ling 27. Natural solid material 28. Burmese ethnic group 29. Puts within 34. Belonging to us 35. They __ 36. One of twelve sons of Jacob 37. Grab a seat 39. Rich fabric 40. Fruits 41. Very fast airplane 42. Large primates 44. Flammable jelly 45. Less common 46. Supplements with dif culty 47. Chinese automotive company 48. Every one of two or more things 51. Swiss river 52. Speak incessantly 53. Italian Island 54. Fighters against authority 58. Egg of a louse


Entertainment 3B Leader, April 26, 2018 By LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay Newspapers Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. A number of concert festivals will be presented in addition to headliners such as James Taylor, Justin Timberlake, Boz Scaggs, Eddie Money, Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Wilson and Steely Dan. Fiesta Maxima 2018 will be presented Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m., at the USF Sun Dome is at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets start at $15. Call 813-974-3004 or visit www.sundomearena. com. Puerto Rican music superstar Vctor Manuelle is set to headline Fiesta Mxima 2018. Manuelle, the Puerto Rican international superstar singer-songwriter-producer, has sold millions of albums worldwide since his debut in 1993. He has four RIAA-certi ed multi-platinum albums, six platinum, and eight gold as well as ve gold digital singles. To date, he has received a combined 16 Latin Grammy and Grammy Award nominations throughout his illustrious career, making him one of the most successful artists of his generation. The 97X Barbecue Music & Arts Festival will take place Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m., at Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. The festival will include performances by Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah & The Lion, AJR and more. In addition to a full day of music, this year organizers celebrate the arts with art exhibits, live demonstrations, art vendors and more. General admission tickets are available, starting at $29. Visit Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Amalie Arena James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt, Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.  Justin Timberlake, Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit Theatre Victor Wooten Band with Sinbad; Wednesday, May 2, 8 p.m.  Kris Kristofferson, Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m.  Boz Scaggs, Monday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.  Eddie Money, Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m.  Paul Thorn, Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.  Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” Friday, May 18, 8 p.m.  Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sunday, May 27, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Live Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m.  Old Crow Medicine Show, Sunday, May 6, 7 p.m.  Hayley Kiyoko, Sunday, May 13, 7 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-565-0550 or visit Mahaffey Queens of the Stone Age, Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Michael Jackson; Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony; Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Patriotic Salute; Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5767 or visit Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Saturday, May 5, 6 p.m.  Alan Jackson, Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.  Steely Dan with The Doobie Brothers, Monday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.  The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock Ab-Soul and Sir Lance Skiiiwalker; Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit Orpheum Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wednesday, May 2, 8 p.m.  Marian Hill, Friday, May 4, 8 p.m.  Emmure, Monday, May 7, 6 p.m.  Bahamas, Friday, May 18, 9 p.m.  Buckethead, Saturday, May 19, 9 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1915 East Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Call 813-2489500 or visit Palladium Whitney James and James Suggs, Friday, May 4, 8 p.m.  Mile-End Trio, Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.  La Lucha, Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. The Palladium is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-822-3590 or visit Park Performing Arts Center Michael Jackson tribute, Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m.  Matinee Opera Players: “June is Bustin’ Out,” Sunday, June 3, 3 p.m. The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center is at 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. Call 727-369-5746. The Ritz Ybor Theory of a Deadman, Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m.  Big Boi, Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Jamey Johnson, Thursday, May 3, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; Sunday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.  Joe Bonamassa, Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 8 p.m.  Brian Wilson, Friday, May 18, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony; Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 727-791-7400 or visit’s Smokehouse Magic Giant with Young Rising Sons, Wednesday, May 9, 8 p.m.  Petty Hearts, Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.  The Red Elvises, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-9710666 or visit Theatre Struggle Jennings and Jelly Roll, Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m.  Morgan Heritage, Friday, May 25, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 727-895-3045 or visit The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; Friday, May 4, 8 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony; Friday, May 18, 8 p.m.  Travis Greene, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.  Shannon McNally, Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.  The Florida Orchestra: Patriotic Salute; Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. The David A. Straz Jr. Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit Sun Dome Turnt Up Tour featuring Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, Petey Pablo and Twista; Thursday, May 17, 8 p.m.  Fiesta Maxima featuring Victor Manuelle, Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. The USF Sun Dome is at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-9743004.Music sceneAmalie to welcome James Taylor; Brian Wilson plays Ruth Eckerd; Capitol to present Eddie Money Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATREEddie Money plays May 10 at Capitol Theatre. Photo by AMANDA CHARCHIAN/ATLANTIC RECORDSJannus Live welcomes Hayley Kiyoko May 13. Photo by RYAN McGINLEY/RCA RECORDSJustin Timberlake plays May 15 at Amalie Arena. Photo by BRANTLEY GUTIERREZ/SACKS & CO.Jannus Live presents Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats May 5. Photo by DANNY CLINCH/ALL EYES MEDIAOld Crow Medicine Show takes the stage May 6 at Jannus Live. 5 Early Bird Dinners3-5pm only $10.99 (Orders must be in by 5pm. Not valid on any holidays) Banquet Room AvailableSeats up to 80 people. Call for details! What The Critics Are Saying: "Absolutely Amazing!" 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Help Wanted DELIVER THE Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities $500 Signing Incentive! $800-$1700/month paid weekly Opportunities throughout Pinellas County Early morning hours Must be at least 18 Valid Florida drivers license Reliable vehicle and car insurance Information Sessions held Saturday at 9:00 am at the following locations; To apply; please visit; or call; 866-498-4637 €Tampa Bay Times Plant 1301 34 St N, St Petersburg €Largo Delivery Center 13155 Starkey Rd, Largo €Palm Harbor Delivery Center 32180 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor020416-2 NEEDED FULL TIME POOL CLEANER Must Have Experience. Good Driving Record with Driver License. Taking Applications. (727)385-3523 DRY CLEANERS: FULL-TIME Counter Help. Full-time Assembler. Apply: Belleair Bluffs Cleaners, 2924 West Bay Drive. (727)585-1101FULL-TIME CONVENIENCE STORE GAS STATION CLERK North Reddington Beach Citgo. Call Dan (813)438-0347 PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICESchool Crossing Guards $17.50 Per Hour (2 Hours Per Day Split Shift) Seeking responsible, mature individuals to work 180 day school calendar. Uniforms supplied. Application online at For further information contact Human Resources, Or call (727)582-6208. Note: No nicotine/ tobacco policy does not apply to this position. EOE/ADA CDL DRIVER Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Applicants for a Part Time Driver. Must Have a CDL License in Good Standing. Drivers Transport our Resident To and From Doctor Appointments; Banking; Shopping and Scheduled Activity Trips. Candidates Must Follow Company Guidelines Regarding Resident and Vehicle Safety. Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to: or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. 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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. 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8B Entertainment Leader, April 26, 2018Ruth Eckerd Hall to present Alan Parsons Live ProjectCLEARWATER – Alan Parsons Live Project will return to Pinellas County for one performance Friday, April 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Carl Palmer also will perform. Tickets start at $45. Call 727-7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. Parsons will be performing with Rock Symphony Orchestra, showcasing his greatest hits, such as “Games People Play,” “Eye in the Sky,” “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You,” “Prime Time,” “Damned If I Do” and “Don’t Answer Me.” It was Alan Parsons’ genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” that brought him to the attention of the music world in the early 1970s. From that springboard, he has gone on to enjoy success as a producer, songwriter and performer. The 11-time Grammy nominee began his storied career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be,” and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry for his engineering work with Pink Floyd. After earning accolades for his work behind the glass, Parsons, a true Renaissance man and talented musician, formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum selling, progressive rock band featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians. The Alan Parsons Project garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certi ed Billboard Top 40 hit singles as “Eye in the Sky,” “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me” among other successes. The Alan Parsons Project released 10 studio albums, including “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” (1976), “I Robot” (1977), “Pyramid” (1978), “Eve” (1979), “The Turn of a Friendly Card” (1980), “Eye in the Sky” (1982), “Ammonia Avenue” (1983), “Vulture Culture” (1984), “Stereotomy” (1985) and “Gaudi” (1987). Parsons has also released several solo albums, including “A Valid Path,” his most recent, in 2004. Carl Palmer is a consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman who has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. family units during these circumstances. ‘The House of Tomorrow’Genre: Comedy Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butter eld, Alex Wolff, Maude Apatow and Michaela Watkins Director: Peter Livolsi Not rated “The House of Tomorrow” tells the story of a sheltered teen raised inside a geodesic dome who befriends a rebellious kid and forms a punk band to escape an oppressive grandmother, an overprotective father, and the looming legacy of renowned futurist Buckminster Fuller. At age 16, Sebastian Prendergast has spent most of his life with his Nana in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place. But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared, a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16-year-old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-thumping single father Alan and teenage sister Meredith. When Sebastian and Jared form a band, he must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or something else entirely.‘Disobedience’Genre: Drama Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola Director: Sebastin Lelio Rated: R The lm follows a woman (Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (McAdams). 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Leader, April 26, 2018 COLDWELLBANKERLUXURY.COM I #1 IN SALES OF $1 MILLION + FLORIDA PROPERTIES COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE*Debra J. McMillen, Managing BrokerBelleair 727.581.9411 I Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 I Dunedin 727.432.9019 *Based on closed sales volume information from MarketQuest for all Florida counties for homes sold for $1 million or more as reported on Jan. 20, 2017, for the period of Jan. 1 Dec. 31, 2016, calculated by multiplying the number of buyer and/or seller sides by sales price. Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.042618-1This spectacular estate, designed in the style of luxury homes in the Hamptons, is situated high on a bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor. A sprawling front porch with a rotunda offers panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Sand Key. The entry foyer sets the design theme for the interiors with wainscoting, gleaming hickory floors, deep crown molding and custom lighting. The spacious great room features a marble faced gas fireplace, wet bar and French doors. The Pebble Tec salt water pool and spillover spa is situated on an estate sized fenced lot. Text 554008 to 35620 for property details.155 Bayview Drive, Belleair $6,950,000 727-432-9019 Martha Thornand DEFINING GLOBAL LUXURY


Leader, April 26, 2018 042618-2 COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COMDebra J. McMillen, Managing Broker Belleair 727.581.9411 | Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 | Dunedin 727.432.9019Real estate agents af liated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are independent contractor agents and are not employ ees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you sh ould not rely upon it without personal veri cation. 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residentia l Real Estate fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Ba nker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. FL-10/17. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate The Belleair / Clearwater Beach Of ces and Debra J. McMillen, Managing Broker Welcomes: Andre Aragon 813-602-5070 Belleair Sarah Haislip 804-986-6904 Belleair John Adams 727-510-8685 Belleair Lana Rosenbaum 813-470-9506 BelleairColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate and managing broker, Debra McMillen, impressed me from our very rst meeting, by offering tremendous opportunities in agent training, cutting edge resources and marketing expertise, as well as a professional and welcoming environment, with a friendly and helpful staff to work with. After meeting Debra McMillen and the incredible staff at Coldwell Banker, I knew I had to be a part of their team. I was immediately impressed with their level of professionalism, their personal training programs and of their eagerness to help. Debra and her staff are always just a call, text or email away from answering any questions and are a constant support system to ensure success. Coldwell Banker is an Internationally recognized brand and a respected leader in real estate worldwide. Debra McMillen and her staff are always available to assist in servicing our needs. Coldwell Banker off ers an array of diverse resources and marketing platforms; including assistance in social media and websites that are invaluable in today's real estate marketplace. Coldwell Banker offers so many resources to become a successful agent in today's competitive real estate market. Debra McMillen, the managing broker, is a great leader and is always there to support us and set us up for success. This is an exciting time of growth and I'm looking forward to the future.At Coldwell Banker¨, we make it clear that the most important part of our business is you Do you want to sell more homes, make more money & work more ef ciently? I am getting ready for May's Orientation Session now. Call 727-450-6565 Debra McMillen, Managing BrokerMy core values of ethics and client service helped me attain great success in the Northern Tampa market. Moving down to the beach area, I chose to seek out a company with similar values, and after meeting with the management and support staff of the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Belleair of ce, I felt they represent similar core values within the community. Production Power We help agents sell more homes, make more money and work more ef ciently. Jonathan Sadylo 727-580-4694 Clearwater Beach