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Grammy-nominated band will perform its American swing and jazz music May 27 at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. … Page 5B.Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings swing to town SPORTS Central Park to host Lightning viewing partyJoin the city of Largo in cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning as they take on the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference nals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The game will be shown Thursday, May 17, in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. If this round of the playoffs goes to Game 6, the game also will be shown Monday, May 21. Beer, wine and light concessions will be for sale. The event is free and open to the public. Free on-site parking will be available. For more information, visit or call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014. S C T W en T h i n L a If th i t he ga Beer, w The ev on-site p a F or mor e 7 27-5 8 7-6 7 Volume 39, No. 33 May 17, 2018 Features Bridal Guide . . . . . . . . . .7A Business . . . . . . . . . . . .6A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .6-9B Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-5B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .10A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .9A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .8ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising Largo paramedic earns high praise County names Bailey Paramedic of the Year. … Page 2A. BRIDAL GUIDE Here comes the TBN Bridal GuideThe May edition of Tampa Bay Newspapers' Bridal Guide showcases the recently wedded in Pinellas and Pasco counties, and will offer wedding planning tips, tricks and recommendations from local experts. … Page 7A. ENTERTAINMENT Children's series lineup announcedThe Central Park Performing Arts Center recently announced its 2018-19 children's series sponsored by the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation. The children's series will include "Bones," "Charlotte's Web," "Carrots" and more. … Page 2B. LARGO Library exhibit to focus on the bluesGallery 120 in Largo Public Library is hosting "Florida's Got the Blues," a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of Florida History, through June 30. Many notable blues artists had roots in Florida, and they are featured in this exhibit that will include musical performances. … Page 3A. SCHOOLS Mildred Helms earns IB statusMildred Helms Elementary has earned the distinction of being named an International Baccalaureate authorized World IB School for the Primary Years Programme. … Page 9A. VIEWPOINTS Bob DriverA lover of books but a lousy hoarder. … Page 8A. By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO In June, residents will begin receiving notices that their garbage and recycling bills could be increasing come October. Largo of cials say the rate hike is needed because the cost of providing the service has gone up since the last increase about 10 years ago. But they also say there's another reason for the likely 20 percent rate hike: China. The country, which takes in about half of the world's recyclable materials, instituted a new policy this year that bans the import of 24 types of solid waste, including some paper and plastic products, and cuts back on the amount of contaminated recyclables it will receive. In April, it announced it will add dozens more to the list in an effort to reduce pollution. OMB Manager Meridy Semones said the move has created turmoil in the worldwide recycling market, and Largo's no exception. "It's not necessarily that our particular recyclables are any more or less contaminated than anyone else, it's just the market worldwide is drying up for recyclables," she said. Since 2014, the Progressive Waste Solutions plant in St. Petersburg has paid the city about $300,000 each year for its recyclables, but Semones said that revenue stream will dry up soon. "Right now, we have a contract with the facility that goes through the end of February 2019, where they are paying us for our recycled materials that we drop off," she said. "They've already notified us that when that contract is up, they will no longer be paying us for recyclables and we'll have to pay to dispose of them there." Semones said an analysis is underway, but if the city wants to continue to use the facility, it could have to pay in excess of $350,000 annually for tipping fees.Exploring its optionsAccording to Sustainability Coordinator Laura Thomas, Largo recycled over 11,000 tons of mixed and clean plastics, cardboard, glass, paper and other products last year. The city offers nearly 16,000 single-family homes curbside services and around 12,000 households participate each month. GREEN to RED Photo courtesy of CITY OF LARGOAn automated side loader conducts a demonstration on recycling pickup for Anona Elementary School students recently at the school in Largo. A change in China’s policy on the import of recyclables is among the reasons city of cials have proposed a 20 percent increase in solid waste fees. By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Citing the city's strategic focus on community pride, city commissioners approved a $15,000 program May 15 that provides matching grants to groups looking to spruce up their neighborhoods with small beauti cation projects. "Registered neighborhood associations, civic groups and crime watch groups will be able to apply for up to $3,000 in reimbursement for physical improvements to common areas or neighborhood entryways," said Community Outreach Coordinator Brenda Clark during a City Commission meeting at City Hall. Clark said eligible projects include physical improvements, such as landscaping, entryway signs, fencing, By TIFFANY RAZZANO Tampa Bay NewspapersTARPON SPRINGS Having grown up in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the 1950s, Gareth Whitehurst recalls a city much different from what exists today. "I used to spend tons of time rummaging around the buildings in D.C.," he said. "It was a period of time in the '50s when you could still do that. You can't do that anymore. I could wander anywhere in the Capitol (building), in the of ces, and explore everywhere easily." These historic buildings, many of which are now less accessible to By BRIAN GOFFTBN CorrespondentST. PETE BEACH As several towns and cities in Pinellas County and all over Florida wrestle with the issue of short-term rentals in their communities, the numbers piled up by Airbnb seem too daunting to slow down, never mind stop the growth of short-term rentals. In Florida, any community that had ordinances in place prior to 2011 that governed short-term rentals could keep those laws on the books. After that year, ordinances passed by communities after 2011 could not be enforced. Florida law now stipulates that communities cannot dictate to homeowners how often and for how long they can rent their property. Airbnb and other such home rental organizations seem to be the stumbling block for communities wanting to regulate short-term rentals. City OKs program focusing on prideMan pays homage to a memoryNeighborhood groups can apply for up to $3K in matching grants for physical improvementsIn 2017, Pinellas homeowners, hosts made over $24MChange in China’s recycling policy among the reasons Largo residents will likely pay higher solid waste billsAirbnb director points to profits in defending rentals TAMPA BAY BEACHES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE By the numbers$300K How much the Progressive Waste Solutions plant in St. Petersburg has paid the city each year for its recyclables.$350K+ How much the city might have to pay if it wants to continue to use the facility.20 percent The proposed rate hike for solid waste fees. Largo residents currently pay $17.65 a month for curbside collection, so the bill would increase by about $3.50 each month. 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2A Largo Leader, May 17, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners proclaimed May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week and presented the 2018 EMS Professionals of the Year awards during the May 8 meeting. The award for Emergency Medical Dispatcher went to Sandy Stoinski, public safety telecommunicator III, Pinellas County Emergency Communications/Regional 911. The award for Emergency Medical Technician went to Aaron Dill, eld training of cer/EMT, Sunstar Paramedics, and the award for Paramedic went to Stephen Bailey, lieutenant/paramedic, Largo Fire Rescue. They each received a small monetary reward from Pinellas Credit Union, which has supported the program for 28 years. The narrator for a video introducing the awardees said, "911 telecommuncators are often the rst of the rst responders. The role requires staying cool under pressure and being the calm during the storm." That's the reason Stoinski, a 20-year veteran telecommunicator, received this year's award. An example of the work she does happened Sept. 10, 2017, during Hurricane Irma when she helped the mother of a child who was having an asthma-related emergency. Storm conditions were too dangerous to send an ambulance. "I talked to her for a little while and tried to use the tools I have as an EMS (emergency medical dispatcher) to help her," Stoinski said in the video. The goal was to "keep him going until rescue could respond," she said. "Eventually, I ran out of options, and I was so worried about this little boy," she said. "The only thing I could think of was to transfer (the mother's call) to an actual paramedic." The paramedic talked to the mother over the phone and offered "old school remedies" she could try. "I guess between all of these steps, we actually saved this little boy's life," Stoinski said. "And there's nothing better than that. That feeling." "Known for being punctual, meticulous and always ready to help in case of an emergency," is how the narrator described Dill and the reason he was named EMT of the year. He is also known for his empathy for his patients. During transports, he asks patients if their homes are locked or if their pets are cared for and will nd a friend or loved one who can help. He stays focused on the wellbeing of others. "Just helping people every day whatever that is that they need," Dill said in the video. "If they just need some comforting words or they need some actual intervention. Whatever I can do to help them to make them better." Dill's decision to become an EMT was in part to honor his late father and make his younger sister proud. "I wanted to be a positive role model for her and someone she could look up to," he said. "Something like this profession means a lot to me in that regard." "Serving the public is in his blood," the narrator said in introducing Lt. Bailey, paramedic of the year. His father is a re ghter and his mother is a nurse, meaning Bailey is "continuing the family business." He is both a re lieutenant and registered nurse. And he spends a lot of time in the classroom teaching others. Classes he teaches include CPR, orientation for new medics and continuing education to veteran medics. "Anything really that has to do with the medical side of things, I try to delve right into and learn everything about it and have the opportunity to come in and teach it," Bailey said in the video. He believes passing on what he has learned to other paramedics makes the entire community safe. "The citizens who live here actually deserve the highest quality of care and that's something we want to provide them," he said. Suzette Porter is TBN’s Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at honors Largo paramedicLt. Bailey nominated for work helping to train other medicsPhoto courtesy of LARGO FIRE RESCUELargo Fire Rescue Lt. Stephen Bailey, center, was named an EMS Professional of the Year in May by the Pinellas County Commission. He was named Paramedic of the Year for his work both as a lieutenant and registered nurse. EMS PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR LARGO The Wetlands Walkway and Wildlife Overlook, a new section of The Florida Botanical Gardens, is now open. It completes a loop in the gardens' trails that will provide visitors a closer look at the native plants and animals that live there. The walkway includes a boardwalk, viewing areas and new native plantings to attract wildlife by providing additional habitat. The boardwalk and walkway paths lead guests through part of The Gardens' wetland area and opens into an overlook to give a broader view of the nature and wildlife that reside there including numerous bird species, mammals and reptiles. The project was primarily funded by donations the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation collects during the annual Holiday Lights event. The Foundation partners with Pinellas County's Parks and Conservation Resources department to continue making The Gardens a world class experience for both residents and tourists. The Florida Botanical Gardens is at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The Gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day, with free admission. For more information, visit or call 727-5822100. Visit www. bgfoundation. org or call 727-582-2117 for information on ways to support The Gardens.Walkway, overlook now open to visitors Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONThe new Wetlands Walkway is now open at the Florida Botanical Gardens featuring boardwalks and a wildlife overlook area. 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Largo 3A Leader, May 17, 2018Photo courtesy of DOLORES ROSENERDolores Rosener of Largo, got an early Mother’s Day gift recently when she visited New Jersey to meet her rst great-great-grandchild. Rosener, left, is shown during the trip with her family, great-grandmother Sheila Inganti, grandmother Francine Gagliano, new m other Theresa Cooper and infant Olivia Grace Cooper. Rosener, who will turn 92 in July, said she had her rst of ve children at 19, and has 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Five generations going strong Sports BriefsLargo Rec offering pickleball programsLARGO Highland and Southwest recreation complexes are offering a variety of pickleball programs to t players' skill levels and schedules. Highland offers drop-ins in May on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $2 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Southwest offers drop-ins through May 25 and Aug. 13-31 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 30Aug. 8 on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Pickleball social drop-ins will be offered May 25 and Aug. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. for $5. The social is for beginning players and gives them the opportunity to learn the rules of the game. Lessons are also offered through May 25 and Aug. 13-31 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.Sign-ups underway for youth hockeyLARGO Largo Recreation is offering two hockey programs to teach children the sport or help them build on their skills. Instructional hockey at Southwest Recreation, 13120 Vonn Road, is for ages 4-8 and runs from May 24-June 21 on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $40 for members and $80 for nonmembers. 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She said it's too early to tell how the changes will affect the services Largo provides, but she doesn't expect any changes soon. "Staff and administration are paying close attention to any changes in the recycling market so that we can anticipate any potential changes to our community," Thomas wrote in an email to the Leader. "We are in close communication with our stakeholders and do not anticipate any changes to the recycling services we offer to our residents, businesses or visitors." Semones said, however, that the city is exploring its future options, including the possibility of taking all the materials to the county incinerator for an annual cost of $250,000. "There's a number of different recyclable materials, and we are looking at what makes the most sense to recycle and kind of a cost-benefit analysis," she said. "Not only in terms of cost to the city monetarily, but cost on the environment as well. So, we're doing an analysis on what it would take to kind of nd a medium point for what materials we can recycle. But if we continue recycling everything, with our current total amount of tonnage, we're looking at about a $500,000 increase in our annual operating budget." The extra expenses, combined with higher than projected expenditures for FY 2017 from Hurricane Irma, will mean Largo residents are likely to pay more for curbside collection, which is currently $17.65 a month. In fact, the uncertainty led city of cials to increase the solid waste rate hike from 15 to 20 percent and enact it a year earlier than planned. In the meantime, Semones said city staff are working to find a solution that bridges the gap until the markets settle, so that the City Commission can make a nal decision in August. "Right now, the market is kind of in turmoil when it comes to recyclables and there are a number of alternative markets that are working on getting up and running India, Thailand, Vietnam, different places around the world," she said. "So, whatever the case, we want to present an intermediate option right now to the commission that makes sense for our community and for the city nancially, but doesn't completely shift all policy that we've spent years creating on environmental sustainability. So, we're hopeful that other markets may emerge during the time that we need to make some of these decisions."4A Largo Leader, May 17, 2018 Around LargoFellowship conference to feature music, food, variety of speakersLARGO The Witness of Oneness Fellowship Conference will be held Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m., at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 2104 12th St. SW, Largo. The conference, which is free to attend and open to the public, aims to empower attendees through teaching, martial arts, song, praise and worship and food. The community event will feature music and 10 speakers from a variety of different churches who will discuss several topics. Also, a surprise special guest will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with children. Organizers ask that all singers and musicians from different churches be present at 9 a.m. for rehearsal. For more information, visit Legion to host Bingo BashLARGO The Heisler-Johnson American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 119, 130 1st. Ave. SW, will host a Bingo Bash on Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m., to bene t the Auxiliary programs. The event will feature early bird packet specials for all 12 games, door prizes, and snacks will be available for purchase.Skyway Cat Club to host showLARGO The Skyway Cat Club of Tampa Bay will host The International Cat Association All-breed Cat Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N. Cats will compete in 12 different rings, both days. Judges from all around the world and the United States will judge cats both days. The event will include feline education and welfare. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about different breeds of cats and how to care for them. The show will feature more than 25 breeds of cats. Vendors will have cat trees, cat beds, toys, unique gifts, and much more cat related items for sale. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption from local shelters. There will be a raf e and food will be available for purchase. Parking is free. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for children age 5 and younger. Event organizers will be collecting items for a local spay and neuter clinic. Attendees are encouraged to donate items such as blankets, bleach, paper towels, printing paper, tall kitchen trash bags, cleaning supplies, of ce supplies, baby wipes and cat and dog crates. Those who bring a can or dry cat food to donate will receive a $1 discount on admission. For information, visit or call 727-289-1989.RuthÂ’s Promise to host dementia strategy dayLARGO Ruth's Promise Adult Day Program will present Hometown Solutions for Living with Dementia, a free dementia strategy day, Wednesday, May 23, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. N. Presenters will include the following: Maria Gian lippo, speech language pathologist, communication strategies with BayCare, Morton Plant. Gian lippo will be focusing on communication and dementia. Eoin Fitzpatrick, of Distance Zero Yoga. Fitzpatrick will be focusing on physical solutions to the stress of caregiving. Beverly Burton, director of the Aging & Disability Resource Center, with the Area Agency on Aging. Burton will review nancial and respite caregiver resources. Attendees may bring their loved one for a fun day of Ruth's Promise respite. Lunch and respite will be provided at no cost. The seminar is free courtesy of Ruth's Promise and sponsors. To RSVP, call 813-384-7571 or email RSVPs are required for respite. 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.Memorial Day ceremony to be held at parkLARGO Join the city of Largo and the Veterans Events Planning Committee in honoring those who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 28, 7 p.m. in Largo Central Park's Military Court of Honor. The evening will include a color guard presentation, music and a wreath presentation in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. The event is free and open to the public.Park to host gun violence prevention eventLARGO A gun violence prevention event will be held Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Largo Central Park. The family-friendly event at picnic shelters 4 and 5 near the playground will honor victims of gun violence in an interactive chalk art project and share information about gun violence prevention in the community. It will be held in conjunction with Wear Orange Weekend and National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Free parking is available. For more information, email Geanne Marks at geannemarks@, call 727-546-3436 or visit a movie at Central ParkLARGO Bring a blanket or chair to Largo Central Park to enjoy a free movie on the lawn each Friday this spring from 6:30 to 10 p.m. A family-friendly movie will be offered and concessions will be available for purchase. Visit for weather updates. The park has four large speakers, but attendees can also bring a portable radio or headset and tune to 107.9 FM to bring the sound directly to their blanket or chair. For more information, visit offering genealogy classes LARGO The Largo Public Library hosts several free genealogy classes each month. Class duration is 60 to 90 minutes depending on content and questions. No registration required. For the complete listing of all classes and scheduled times, visit, email Bob Bryan at or call 727-595-4521.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Highland to host glow in dark yogaLARGO Join instructor Lynn Winters-Hicks for a special glow in the dark yoga class Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m. Glow sticks and glow in the dark body paint will be provided. Bring your own yoga mat or one can be provided. Cost is $20 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. Participants can register online or visit any of the city's three recreation facilities. Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-518-3131.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 727-895-9073. Mahjong games: Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $1.50 for members. Sunday Social Dance: Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to t every taste. The cost is $10. See LARGO, page 5A RENTALS, from page 1A PROGRAM, from page 1A On May 11, the director of Florida Airbnb, Viviana Jordan, was the special guest speaker at the annual Tourism Luncheon of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. The numbers she revealed might make some communities think twice about any regulations given the economic impact she put forth. "Worldwide there are up to 300 million guests staying in Airbnb properties," she said. "There are 4 million listings on Airbnb in 8,000 cities in 191 countries. There is everything from castles to treehouses." "On any given night in the U.S. there are 2 million guests staying in homes rented through Airbnb," she said. "On New Year's Eve that number swells to 3 million." In Pinellas County in 2017, Airbnb brought over 140,000 visitors to the area and generated over $24 million in revenue for the homeowners, or hosts. Who is doing all the renting? Jordan says they are just regular people. "There is a growing trend to human interaction," she said. "In one case a couple traveled the world and visited 68 countries and stayed in an Airbnb every night. That is bold, I know." Jordan said more than 40,000 homes are registered with Airbnb in Florida. "Our mission is to bring visitors from all over the world," she said. In response to a question from the audience, Jordan said Airbnb hosts and guests are protected with a $1 million insurance policy on each one. Another person brought up the question of local ordinances and regulations. Jordan said any county can have their local rules posted on the Airbnb website. "We don't enforce local policies," she said. "We do invite cities to post those policies on our website if they wish." As for unruly guests who might rent an Airbnb property in a neighborhood, she said Airbnb has an app called the Neighbor Tool where people can report problem properties. Saying her company is here to stay, Jordan offered an explanation as to why Airbnb is so popular. "The variety of homes offered is designed to suit the comfort of every guest, especially families who can use the extra space and comfort of home," she said.Person of the yearThe highlight of the tourism dinner was the awarding of the annual Tourism Person of the year; this year's winner was Maryann Ferenc, the CEO and co-proprietor of Mise en Place, a Tampa restaurant. In addition to running the restaurant, Ferenc is active in various community organizations and takes part in helping feed the homeless. She was described as essential to the cultural and economic health of the area. walkways, fountains and architectural, energy-saving lighting in a common area or neighborhood entryways. Projects, however, must enhance the neighborhood's identity, enlist community participation, be highly visible to the general public and be permitted by city regulations. Clark said the program requires a match for requested funds, which can be met with cash, in-kind donations or volunteer hours. Once permits are approved, groups have 180 days to complete the project. Projects not requiring a permit have 90 days to nish, and then will be reimbursed. Several commissioners expressed enthusiasm for the program, but not everyone in the audience agreed. Largo resident Geoff Moakley said he'd prefer the city didn't spend his tax dollars on somebody else's neighborhood. "Why should every citizen in Largo fund a project not on their own area and fund it for somebody else," he said. Commissioner Samantha Fenger countered by pointing out that projects are required to be highly visible to the general public, so the program is "serving all of us and is improving the entire city." Clark added that she and city staff will be reaching out to neighborhood associations to spread the word, which will provide an added bene t. "We hope that this will foster the communications and revive the communications with neighborhoods that we haven't talked to in a long time." For more information or to apply for a grant, visit CommunityGrant.In other news Commissioners voted 6-0, with John Carroll absent, to adopt the FY 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Program, which is a planning document for capital and operating projects that cost at least $100,000. Notable new projects in the CIP include major road and sidewalk work to be funded by the renewal of the Penny for Pinellas. Also, initial planning for the replacement of three fire stations has been included in the CIP. Commissioners authorized the city manager to foreclose on an abandoned house at 511 Cleveland Ave. that has been vacant and cited for excessive growth of weeds and debris since 2014. Code enforcement of cials said the property is a blight on the neighborhood and the city continues to receive complaints about the property. Of cials said numerous attempts have been made to contact the property owner, Glenn Packer, to no avail. The property will now go to the highest bidder, and if that is the city then it plans to demolish and redevelop it through one of the city's affordable housing partners. TBN le photoAn automated side loader collects recycling from a home on 137th Lane North in Largo.the public, he said, made a long-lasting impression on him. They had such an impact on him that, decades later, when he decided to build a personal library and jewelry studio, the Tarpon Springs resident turned to his favorite of these buildings for architectural inspiration. The result is an homage to the Jefferson Memorial and his boyhood. The building's exterior is a replica of the historic structure, including the dome and columns, said Whitehurst, 76. "I've always admired the Jefferson Memorial," he said. "I liked the roundness, the dome, the columns, that sort of thing." He began designing the building nearly 30 years ago. "I just started playing around with designs that might be suitable for a building for myself," he said. "I never really expected to build it." Still, despite not taking his design seriously, Whitehurst acquired the original architectural plans for the Jefferson Memorial, which he used as the basis for the initial oorplan he drafted. But it was more out of fascination with the plans than the thought that the building might one day come to fruition. "I was intrigued. They're big suckers, and all done in pen and ink," he said. "They're works of art themselves, masterpieces of drafting." As he got older and began considering his retirement he'd owned a jewelry gallery in Clearwater for 37 years turning his dream building into a reality began to seem less and less farfetched to him. "I thought it might be nice to create this gallery and library, and have my studio close to where I work," Whitehurst said. He lives nearby, as well, he said. "Just 300 feet away." Construction began eight years ago, in 2010. Now, with only nal decorative touches to its interior left to make and the last pieces in his massive library which consists of nearly 11,000 items, including books, DVDs and CDs to catalogue, this passion project is nearing completion. The 7,200-square-foot structure sits on just under 6 acres of land. It's unlike anything else built in his neighborhood, he said, and he's used to eliciting attention from neighbors and passersby. "I don't blame them," he said. "It's certainly different." There are also many nods to his love of history inside the building. For instance, the decorative detail of the dome's interior mimics the Capitol building's dome. "I hate to destroy the romance of it, but it came down to a peel-andstick operation," Whitehurst said. He took photographs of the Capitol building dome and used Photoshop to adjust the size and create a pattern that would t the dome of his building. Then, he had the pattern printed on special vinyl that he then adhered to the domed ceiling. A portion of the second-floor wrought iron railing in the building is a replica of a railing that President George Washington stood in front of when he rst took the Oath of Of ce. Throughout the building there are pieces of antique furniture, a variety of statues and paintings, even vintage cash registers and typewriters. What stands out most for librarian Meredith Myers, who is based in St. Petersburg and has worked with Whitehurst for three years to catalogue his collection of books, movies and music, is "the amount of learning in this building." Myers, who is also a stand-up comic who performs under the name the Stand-up Librarian, writer and accessory designer, said she met Whitehurst three years ago at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair held annually in St. Petersburg. She served as the spokesperson for the event and also sold her literary purses and fashions at the event. As the weekend ended, while she packed up her vendor table, Whitehurst approached her. "He didn't want to talk to me about my products, he was looking for a librarian," Myers said. "I was in one of my cute out ts, I'm cleaning up and tired, when this man comes up to me. I'm thinking, Oh, great, here's another crazy old man hitting on me or something.'" Whitehurst took her card, and the following week, she began a job working on a cruise ship. When she returned home from the gig, she found an email from him waiting for her. "That's when I realized, wow, this guy is not crazy; he's serious," she said. The two connected over their love of books, music, education and de-sign. She got to work cataloguing his collection. "This place is breathtaking," she said. "To build a library from scratch, especially this library, was an absolute honor for me and an opportunity I couldn't pass up." Together, they decided design details, such as gold, rather than the standard white, call numbers for books and other items. They also chose to use the Library of Congress Classi cation System for the books. "It really ts with the theme of the building," Myers said. For the DVDs and CDs, though, they used a classi cation system that Whitehurst had created and been using for years. Now, as the project winds down, Whitehurst is thinking about its future. He'd like to open it to the public, especially to schoolchildren. "I'd like to make the venue available for certain kinds of activities. I'd like to have it as a place where public school students can come to for music, art and history enrichment," he said. Though he doesn't foresee it operating as a lending library, his books cover "a fairly broad range," he said, ranging from topics such as history, religion and philosophy to science and math. There's "a lot of knowledge" in there that he hopes to share with others. He added, though, "But it's not meant to be an omnibus library. It's just my own collection over time." RECYCLING, from page 1A REPLICA, from page 1A Photos by TIFFANY RAZZANOJewelry designer Gareth Whitehurst built a replica of the Jefferson Memorial near his Tarpon Springs home. The structure serves as his jewelry design studio and also houses his personal library of nearly 11,000 books, DVDs and CDs. Gareth Whitehurst looks out over the gallery of his personal library from the second oor of the structure he had built as a replica of the Jefferson Memorial. The dome pattern above him mimics the Capitol building dome, and the railing is a replica of the wroughtiron replica President George Washington stood in front of when he rst took the Oath of Of ce.


Largo 5A Leader, May 17, 2018Bimonthly events Karaoke party: First and third Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Using the big screen in Studio A, singers can choose from an extensive online library. Admission is $5 per person and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Free matinee movies: Every other Thursday, 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Limited refreshments will be sold and movie fun facts will be provided.Monthly events Free movies: First Wednesdays at 1 p.m., and third Fridays at 7 p.m. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and are shown with closed captioning when available. Light concessions will be available. Check the Largo Lantern or call 727-518-3131 for a listing of movies. Senior adult luncheon: Third Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include lunch and a show. Tickets go on sale for Recreation Card holders on the rst of the month prior to each show. Those without Recreation Cards can purchase tickets on the second of the month. On the day of the show, doors open at 11:45 a.m., lunch is served between noon and 1 p.m. and the show is from 1 to 2 p.m.Group meetingsAmerican Legion Post 119LARGO American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, will host several events that are open to the public. Lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $7.25 for shrimp or a four-piece chicken dinner or all-you-can-eat fried sh. It is served with rolls, French fries and coleslaw. Saturday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by various artists weekly, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $8.25 and includes bacon-wrapped filet mignon served with a salad, baked potato and rolls. Coffee is $1. Sons of the American Legion Post 119 sponsor "Wing Madness" every Monday night, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy chicken wings served hot, mild, barbecue, butter and garlic and spicy barbecue for $5 for six or $8 for 12. French fries and onion rings are available. Bob Swenson provides music from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds bene t the Special Olympics, Fisher House at Bay Pines, and American Legion National Child Welfare Foundation and National Emergency Fund.VFW Post 10094LARGO VFW Post 10094, at 14450 Walsingham Road, offers several events each week that are and open to the public. Each Monday, Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs are served beforehand for $3. On Tuesday afternoons, Trivia Time is held from 2 to 4 p.m. and darts are offered starting at 7 p.m. Each Thursday, dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. for $6 to $7. A different meal is served each week, and entertainers vary from week to week. Friday is Karaoke With Mollie, which begins at 6 p.m., with hot dogs and hamburgers offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment is on Friday, Saturday and Sundays inside and outside, weather permitting. All are welcome, but you must have a current membership card to be served alcohol. Proceeds benefit the Bill Young VA Hospital programs, the VFW National Home, Sea Cadet Youth activities and the Boy Scouts.Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic ClubLARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Acropol Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road. Meetings have a featured speaker and generally candidates for local and state of ces attend. The club serves the entire central Pinellas area. Food is available to purchase at the restaurant. For more information, contact club president Mary Lou Ambrose at 727-433-4045 or visit largodemocrats. com.Republican Club of Greater LargoLARGO The Republican Club of Greater Largo meets on the third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. Meeting starts with dinner followed by a speaker. The Republican Club of Greater Largo serves the entire central Pinellas area, welcoming Republicans from Belleair Bluffs, the beaches, Feather Sound and Largo. For more information, call club President Ed Hooper at 727-458-4751. LARGO, from page 4A Photo courtesy of BRUCE BLAZEJClub President Bruce Blazej presents a $500 check for Camp COAST to Kari Buxton, the featured speaker at the May 10 meeting of Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together) is a summer day camp entering its 11th year at the Clearwater YMCA. It’s speci cally for children with autism and developmental disabilities and allows them to feel comfortable in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. It has a maximum of 15 children in camp each week, and each camper is accompanied by a teen intern who supports the child in their daily activities, which include swimming, sensory games and various events. Camp COAST runs for seven one-week sessions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the special activities this summer include a visit to Busch Gardens, a Rays baseball game, skating, bowling and feeding the homeless. For more information, visit or call the YMCA of the Suncoast. Kiwanis Club of Largo/ Mid-Pinellas is looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of children. Kiwanis International and the Florida District of Kiwanis will waive dues for two years for former members of Key Club and Circle K who join an adult Kiwanis Club, and it also offers corporate memberships. 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6A Business Leader, May 17, 2018 BriefcasePlaza at Palms to host SummerFest for GoodLARGO SummerFest for Good will take place Saturday, July 7, noon to 5 p.m., at The Plaza at The Palms of Largo, 385 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. The Benevolution Foundation is encouraging Tampa Bay families to come out for an afternoon of food, family fun, shopping at the market, and raf es for a worthy cause. Some of Tampa Bay's top mobile chefs will be serving up their award-winning menus with a special summer themed dish, including cool and sweet treats for every type of taste imaginable. There will be a beach ball play space for kids of all ages, a toddler zone, face painting, and balloon art. The Benevolution Foundation Inc. offers grant and educational opportunities to assist worthy locally focused 501c3 nonpro t missions on projects that help our Tampa Bay neighbors-in-need. "We've worked closely with many all-volunteer managed and locallyfocused nonpro t organizations over the years that are all-too-often left out of the running for grant funding, and who aren't rated' by Charity Navigator because of their size," said Karena Morrison, founder of The Benevolution Foundation, in a press release. "We've identi ed those who are making a huge impact in our neighborhoods, and our mission is to educate our neighbors about their effectiveness, build stronger community awareness of volunteer opportunities with their programs, all the while we are offering opportunities for their volunteer teams to more effectively have access to the grant funding that we raise from our family-friendly and fun community events." This year's SummerFest For Good event aims to help the Mothers of Minors volunteer team with their fourth annual Showers of Love Community Baby Shower and storage unit expenses in 2018. Visit on VA aid, attendance bene t setCLEARWATER Atria Countryside will host a free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance bene t Friday, May 18, 2 p.m., at the community center, 3141 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. This event is open to the public. Call 727-723-7110 to register. There are 9.2 million veterans still living that served in World War II, Korea, or Vietnam. These soldiers and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Department of Veterans' Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension, which offers a monthly tax-free bene t, ranging from $1,176 to $2,169 per month. Veterans Financial is a provider of information about the Aid and Attendance Pension bene t. During the workshop, presenters review the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, even in cases of higher net worth, have become eligible for this bene t. Those unable to attend the workshop may visit www.VeteransFinancial. com or call 1-800-835-1541 for more information. Dunedin Brewery wins award at World Beer CupDUNEDIN Dunedin Brewery claimed a silver award in the 2018 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Awards were given in 101 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup award ceremony May 3 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dunedin Brewery, which opened in 1996, was awarded a silver award in the Fruited Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Beer style category for its Ritual Madness, a tart Belgian-style Quad aged 10 months in a cabernet wine barrel with Oregon red raspberries and Brettanomyces. World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 295 beer judges from 33 countries, 72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Widely regarded as the Olympics of Beer, the World Beer Cup saw an impressive eld of 8,234 entries from 2,515 breweries in 66 countries. Nonpro t volunteer fair set for May 23SAFETY HARBOR The city of Safety Harbor and the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host a volunteer fair Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Community members interested in learning about nonprofit organizations from across Pinellas County looking to recruit volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with over 30 local nonpro ts. Call 727-724-1525, ext. 4106, for more information or visit www. Photo SUBMITTEDThe Bluffs Business Association’s recent after-hours mingle was hosted by Serenity Gardens Funeral Home. Members and guests enjoyed refreshments while making new business contacts. The next mingle will be Thursday, June 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Art Lovers Place, 1300 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo. All businesses regardless of location are invited to attend. Attendees may bring a door prize and give a brief commercial about their business. For more information, visit meets KIPKA, Earl MeachamEarl Meacham Kipka, 85, of Dunedin, Florida, died May 1, 2018, at Willow Valley Cemetery, Mooresville, North Carolina. He was born February 10, 1933 in the Philippines, to the late Claude White Kipka and Julia Meacham Kipka. Mr. Kipka was a Korean War Veteran in the Army and a graduate of Appalachian State Teachers College. He was a retired Pipe Fitter and Air Conditioning Contractor. An Outing Leader of the Sierra Club Miami Group for Cayo Costa, the Everglades, the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas, he led many canoeing trips on Florida rivers and canals. Mr. Kipka was a member of the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Church in Clearwater, Florida. He was a member of the Hurricane Pass Anglers Club in Clearwater and also volunteered at Florida Parks, restoring native flora species. He was an adventurer and environmentalist who loved traveling the entire world. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kipka was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Magner Kipka, and then his life partner, Zora B. Reece. He is survived by niece, Jeri Jones Edwards and her husband Kyle, and great-nephew, Joseph Earl Edwards, as well as many other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764 with Rev. Patrice Curtis of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to: Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Church, 2470 Nursery Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764; Population Connection, 2120 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20037; Negative Population Growth, 2861 Duke St., Suite 36, Alexandria, VA 22314; or Sierra Club, 2101 Webster St Suite 1300, Oakland, CA 94612. Carolina Cremation is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www. 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8A Viewpoints Leader, May 17, 2018While it unquestionably is the right time for Richard Corcoran to go home to Land O'Lakes, as he promised to do if he didn't run for Governor, that doesn't mean he will stay there. At age 53, Corcoran has a lot of hop left on his political fastball. I would be stunned if we don't see him in a signi cant role if Adam Putnam is elected Governor this fall. It became clear in recent weeks that a Corcoran candidacy was attracting sti ed yawns from the electorate. I'll give him credit for seeing the landscape as it really was and not pushing a losing hand. Aligning with Putnam was the smart play for him, and we'll see how that unfolds. I'm not saying there was a quid-pro-quo between Putnam and Corcoran that led to the outgoing Florida House Speaker's exit Wednesday from a race he never of cially entered. But his rapid endorsement of Putnam means we shouldn't be surprised if Corcoran shows up somewhere in a Putnam administration. For instance, would anyone be shocked if he took a prominent role in education leadership? Those aren't elected positions, and Corcoran is passionate about changing the way Florida's children receive their education. He is a lawyer, so he can go back to that full-time if he chooses. He is a family man with growing children, so staying closer to home would have appeal. His political expertise would be in demand if he wants to do some consulting. Obviously, all that is speculation until we see how the election shakes out. And while pundits are combing through the story of Corcoran's gambit looking for deeper meaning, I doubt it will have much impact on the Republican primary or general election. Corcoran had raised a lot of money and spent time trying to build drama for what looked like a commitment to run, but his campaign that technically wasn't a campaign didn't go anywhere. It wasn't happening. It's interesting how someone who spent as much time in the headlines as Corcoran couldn't penetrate the public consciousness. His name recognition, for good or not, should have been considerable. Political writers penned a lot of stories about Corcoran, and the impact of his two years as Speaker was considerable. Florida's public-school leaders basically spit on the ground when his name is mentioned. He was an unapologetic antagonist to the education status quo, and that meant shepherding through laws that bene tted charter schools and forced cash-strapped public schools to look for pennies in the seat cushions. For all that impact, though, his name didn't connect with a big majority of Florida voters. Even after his ill-considered attempt to terrify citizens with that horrible commercial about undocumented immigrants and murder, his name still didn't register on the radar of everyday Floridians. So, even though he is in Putnam's corner, it's likely nothing that will tilt the election. Corcoran would have been the X-factor in the Republican primary, which now is a two-man scrum between Putnam and Fox News darling Ron DeSantis. But even though he won't be on the ballot this time or maybe ever again, we haven't seen the last of Corcoran. It's up to the individual to decide if that's good news or ill. Joe Henderson has had a 45-year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. How should we regard the millions of people who spend most of their spare time staring down at their laps, squinting at an iPhone or similar device? Should we assume that these folks are just swapping emails, doing crossword puzzles or watching "The Young and the Restless" and wondering if and when Victor Newman is ever going to die? I'd like to believe that many of the lap-squinters are reading Shakespeare, Tolstoy, James Joyce, Stephen King or other worthy authors. A form of unfair prejudice in this digital age is for bibliophiles to scorn people who don't buy, borrow or steal dozens of books each year. Or in a lifetime. Confession here: I used to feel ill at ease if I entered someone's home and discovered that it contained not one single book. I'd wonder "How can they live this way?" But one day I remembered that I had grown up in a bookless family. We had magazines and an occasional newspaper, but no books except for those my siblings and I brought home from school. Today I know that absence of books is not an indictable offense any more than a home lled with books is a guarantee that someone has actually read them. If you don't own a solitary book but you do have a computer, Kindle or other PDD (personal digital device), you possess the power to access thousands of books just by punching a few keys. This can connect you immediately to the digital equivalent of God or the Library of Congress. This latter-day miracle is called The Cloud. It consists of thousands of computer storage devices scattered across the globe. They stand ready to tell us anything we need to know, except (1) how to always be happy, and (2) what women (and men) want. Will digital devices ever become as lovable as a book? Maybe, but I doubt it. An average iPhone may be able to connect me with unlimited information, but it has no smell to it. A leather-bound book will carry its own odor, even if the book is a hundred years old. A book's contents will probably be the work of a single author. Inside the book are words, thoughts and ideas, not just gigabytes dealing with a thousand topics (as marvelous as that capability might be). You may have seen a TV series called "Hoarders." It featured homeowners apparently suffering from an addiction that prevents them from discarding virtually any object that enters their homes. The result is a nightmare of clothing, bottles, furniture, soap, cheese, bedding, eyeglasses you name it, and a hoarder will have it. Except, maybe, for books. I haven't watched the program carefully, but I don't recall seeing a book on any of the premises shown. Is that signi cant? I don't know. The modest home of my friend Lola contains about 3,000 books (rough estimate). They are neatly stacked on shelves, table tops and other horizontal surfaces. Lola was delighted recently when she saw an advertisement for a T-shirt that reads "It isn't hoarding, if it's books!" She does not pretend to have read every page of every book she owns. She hopes to do so, but her most intense pleasure comes from just acquiring any book that sounds interesting. She will buy books for her friends, but she will not give away any members of her collection. They are her beloved children. I own fewer than 200 books. My attitude toward many of them is utilitarian. If they make me laugh, help me worry less, or give me hints about how to write, I will keep them. Otherwise they are subject to one of the occasional clearances I carry out. As I review my modest book collection I ask two questions of each volume: Have I opened you up during the past six months or a year? Is it likely I will do so in the coming year? If the answer is "no" to either question, I will give the book to my local library. I take delight in my books, but I'd make a lousy hoarder. Bob Driver’s email address is tralee71@ time is breaking with traditionWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has the White House running on fast forward. He is pushing the once crusty and creaky foreign policy apparatus to move at the speed of Twitter. Is Trump's at-a-blur pace for better or worse? Consider Trump's action-packed Thursday. At 3 a.m., the president and rst lady shared a triumph at Joint Base Andrews as they greeted three buoyant American prisoners released by the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in advance of June's big meeting between Trump and Kim. "This is a wonderful thing that he (Kim) released the folks early. That was a very big thing," Trump exclaimed. Fast is good. Hours later, Trump tweeted more big news: "The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" That's right. Trump scheduled a summit that leaves his national security staff and the hollowed-out State Department bureaucracy about a month to prepare for complicated negotiations involving highly technical issues. It would have been nice if Trump were this quick at lling vacant positions in Foggy Bottom. Did he schedule the summit too fast? "Yes," answered Ty Cobb, a foreign policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan now with the National Security Forum. In Cobb's experience, summits follow extensive preparation over minute details all resolved before a summit begins, so that the summit itself is simply a ceremony. Trump is leapfrogging over the usual order. And yet, Cobb nds himself thinking maybe Trump has found a smart approach with North Korea. Cobb said he had just nished a panel discussion with two other national security veterans, and all three "were struck at the success this president has had relying on his instincts instead of the bureaucracy." Americans pretty much had become used to the glacial pace of statecraft. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are ripping up the old playbook. While Trump was announcing U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear pact on Tuesday, Pompeo was already on to the next thing. "At a Key Moment, Trump's Top Diplomat Is Again Thousands of Miles Away," read a disapproving headline in The New York Times. The Times didn't look all that hot when Pompeo returned from Pyongyang with three freed prisoners in tow. In December, when Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said he would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City D.C.'s chattering class expected the move to take years. Wrong. On Monday, some six months after Trump's declaration, the United States opened the new embassy and thus make good on a promise in legislation enacted in 1995. Yes, the new Jerusalem embassy will be carved out of an old compound a few rooms inside what has been the U.S. consulate of ce in Arnona, a suburb of Jerusalem. "It's not real," scoffed former Obama Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher. "This is like changing the sign on a hotel." Tauscher added there will not be enough room for most of the staff stationed at the longstanding embassy in Tel Aviv, so "I don't think that the embassy is moving." Cobb posited that past administrations would have moved at a snail's pace to relocate the embassy. Various staffs would have picked through all the angles, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and then "would have reached a compromise decision that satis es no one." James Carafano, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, offered that he would have recommended against the embassy move. "Nobody really cares about the embassy," Carafano said, "not even the Palestinians. It's all symbolic." Trump? He "does it anyway," Carafano continued to show the Palestinians that Trump is serious about their leaders' need to change. If year two of Trump's foreign policy seems to be moving fast, Carafano added, it's because Trump is an intuitive decision-maker. In the rst year, America didn't see these rapid- re moves because, "You can't be an intuitive decisionmaker if you don't know the issues." But now Trump is up to speed. Trump brought Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton on board, said Carafano, "to get the government to move on Trump time." Trump time those two words no doubt send shivers through the saggy spines of foreign policy solons. Cobb sees an executive "overturning decades of tradition and caution." Is he worried? "Yes, we're all worried about that," said Cobb. But to Trump's credit, "it's worked out so far." Despite all the doomsday predictions, Carafano noted, "He hasn't started World War III yet. That's good." Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ or 202-662-7391. Follow @ DebraJSaunders on Twitter. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to We will not print the letter writer's phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a rst-come, rst-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 700 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. 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Shi ett Phone: 727-397-5563 Debra Saunders Joe Henderson Floridians haven’t seen the last of Richard CorcoranHistory shows ALS too valuable to loseRe: Special task force hears about local EMS services, May 10 Editor: It was with considerable interest (and alarm) that I read of the possible reduction of the proven life-saving record of our Advanced Life Support system. It was near my fifth (and final) term as mayor of Treasure Island when I was asked by Fire Chief Art Lind if we might acquire ALS for our community. After he explained the bene ts of the program at his former FD post in Columbus, Ohio, allowing radio and telemetry contact from an emergency scene directly to the nearest hospital's ER physician, I found that our budget for the year had already been set, but the idea was proposed to the Treasure Islettes by my soul mate, and a major contribution made. Other large contributions were made by the Motel Association, the TI Business Committee, civic associations, and individuals. It was a very proud moment when the rst ALS contact was made between TIFD and Dr. Norton in the Palms of Pasadena ER, in 1974. It was the rst in the Tampa Bay area, if not the state, and has proven its value in saving lives. It is a program which must be preserved. Julian W. Fant former mayor and commissioner Treasure IslandSwimming project called a successEditor: We want to thank our private and public sponsors for the 34th Annual Every Child A Swimmer program this year. I know the students learned a lot and many progressed to the point of swimming on their own. It's amazing to see the progress they make over the three-week period. We helped 20 children be safe and healthy swimmers and you helped make their experience important. Together we provided 160 hours of instruction with over 100 hours of volunteer and Kiwanis Club help. We couldn't make this program work without the help of our citizen volunteers, Kiwanis Club members, the City of Seminole Recreation Dept., the Seminole Pinch A Penny pool store, Publix, McDonald's and others. Thank you again for making this project the success that it is! Cliff Englert, President, Kiwanis Club of Seminole


Schools 9A Leader, May 17, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Pinellas and 12 other school boards believe that House Bill 7069 violates Florida Constitution. They filed multidistrict litigation challenging portions of the bill on Oct. 16, 2017. One of the primary objections of those filing suit is that HB 7069 requires school districts to share money they receive through property taxes to fund capital needs with charter schools, which operate privately outside local school board control. It also requires school districts to share money they receive for schools with high numbers of lowincome students with charters. And it facilitates creation of new charter schools to serve in areas where public schools are lowperforming. Pinellas County School Board allocated $25,000 to pay its share of the lawsuit that alleges that HB 7069 violates the Constitution's mandate that school boards "operate, control and supervise all free public schools within the school district," among other arguments. A trial court issued a ruling against the school boards April 17. School Board Attorney David Koperski told the Board on May 8 that at least nine of the school boards that led the original suit were going to appeal the court's decision. He said some of the smaller districts had decided to drop out. He recommended that Pinellas join the appeal to the appellate court and on to the Supreme Court, if necessary. He asked the School Board to authorize no more than $15,000 to pay to continue the ght. School Board Member Joanne Lentino asked how likely it was that an appeal would be successful. Koperski said he couldn't guarantee anything, adding that it was his legal opinion that at least a portion of HB 7069 was illegal. He said the case needed to be heard by the appellate court to get a " rm ruling," as so far the opinion was just that of one trial judge. "It's just one person's opinion," he said. He said on appeal, the decision would be made by a panel of judges and if it went on to the Supreme Court, the case would be heard by multiple judges. School Board members voted unanimously to join the appeal.School Resource Of cer of Year namedPinellas County Schools Chief of Police Luke Williams announced that Of cer William Connell from Lealman Innovative Academy is the 2017-2018 School Resource Of cer of the Year. Williams highlighted some of reasons Connell was chosen, including how he builds relationships with students and has changed the environment at the school attended by fifth through 12th graders. Williams said when Connell started, students didn't interact with him, but now they come by his of ce to visit and to get "treats and snacks for good behavior." He described Connell as a "culture changer," who had developed a "true partnership" with students and staff.In other business, the School Board: Unanimously approved a veyear, high-performing charter replication for St. Petersburg Collegiate High School to be located on St. Pete College's campus on Drew Street in Clearwater. Staff will begin negotiations with the school, including concerns about preference given to certain students. Unanimously approved renewal of student services agreements with nine of the District's 38 providers, including CASA, Children's Home Community Counseling Services, Directions for Living, Family Resources Inc., Lutheran Services Florida Inc., Operation Par Inc., PACE Center for Girls Inc., PEMHS Inc., SequelCare, Suncoast Center Inc., Empath Health and the Haven of RCS. In a separate vote, an agreement with Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services was approved with Chairwoman Rene Flowers abstaining. Unanimously approved the first reading of revisions to the Student Code of Conduct. According to Area Superintendent Ward Kennedy, there are ve minor revisions to three policies, including when a student is asked to identify himself or herself by an adult, they have to do so; all students must participate in emergency drills and be prepared; and students may be referred for mental health services. In addition, a distinction has been made for misconduct and consequences based on rst time offenses versus multiple offenses and specific acts of misconduct have been listed alphabetically.District to continue its battle with state PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CENTRAL PINELLAS CHAMBER NotebookMildred Helms Elementary authorized as an International Baccalaureate schoolLARGO Mildred Helms Elementary has earned the distinction of being named an International Baccalaureate authorized World IB School for the Primary Years Programme. The school will host the third annual International Showcase on Thursday, May 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 561 Clearwater-Largo Road S., Largo. This year's theme is "A Celebration of Learning." Mildred Helms' learners will share what impacted them the most this school year. The event will feature an art show, science fair, performance by the Dolphin Magic Chorus, PTA Variety Show and kindergarten Opera. Pinellas offering text message servicePinellas County Schools will begin using text messages as an additional way to communicate with employees and families in the 201819 school year. The text messages will only be sent to communicate information related to emergencies. Employees and parents/guardians of students in Pinellas County Schools can text "Y" or "Yes" to 67587 to begin receiving text messages from the School District. Opting out is easy: send the message "Stop" to 67587 at any time. The mobile number used to opt in must already be on le with the school district. Only employees of Pinellas County Schools or parents/guardians of a student in the school district can enroll in this service. This opt-in campaign is being done in preparation for using text messages in the 2018-19 school year. Learn more at marks 136th commencementST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg College held its 136th commencement ceremony May 12 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Approximately 1,300 of the 1,972 graduates were expected to participate. The youngest graduate was 16 years old, the oldest 68 years old and 19 graduates were over the age of 60. Sixty-seven percent of the graduates were female. With this graduating class, St. Petersburg College will have awarded 169,426 degrees since the college Florida's rst community college was founded in 1927. SPC will award: 1,042 Associate in Arts degrees 342 Associate in Science degrees 265 Bachelor of Applied Science degrees 251 Bachelor of Science degrees 72 certi cationsSPC to host STEAM Festival on May 19The second annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Festival will be hosted from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. The festival is an interactive event for the family featuring: Drone and Rover Demonstrations Great Explorations Children's Museum Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Mad scientist activities and demonstrations SPC Planetarium Show During the festival, the SPC application fee will be waived. For more information, visit events/1700530483375409/.Students shine at FoundationÂ’s WalkerÂ’s Rising Star Scholarship CompetitionST. PETERSBURG The Pinellas Education Foundation announced the winners in the 15th annual Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition. The event was attended by an estimated 250-member audience at Mahaffey Theater on May 7 and had about 2,000 virtual fans through its "Fan Favorite" online voting on Facebook. Approximately $25,000 in scholarships and prizes was given by the Pinellas Education Foundation. The Ryan Wells Foundation provided scholarships for the three nalists in the Culinary Arts category. Winners in the culinary arts category were: First place and a $1,500 scholarship: Daisy Keene, senior, Dixie Hollins High School Second place and a $1,000 scholarship: Jordan Bearden, senior, Northeast High School Third place and a $500 scholarship: Claire Ferrari, senior, Tarpon Springs High School First place winners in the other arts categories each received a $5,000 scholarship. They were: Dance: Isabelle Poole, senior, St. Petersburg High School Instrumental: Tyler Sakow, senior, Tarpon Springs High School Theater: Anthony Vazquez, junior, Gibbs High School Visual Art: Alannee Noel, junior, Gibbs High School Vocal Music: Sarah Duren, junior, Palm Harbor University High School The overall Fan Favorite winner was Isabelle Poole. As the Fan Favorite, she received $500 in Visa gift cards. Photo courtesy of CENTRAL PINELLAS CHAMBERRecipients of the Central Pinellas ChamberÂ’s Largo High School scholarships are, from left, Ritesh Chandrasekaran, Ambar MatosGonzalez and Nathalie Nunez Aguilar. Each of the three winners was presented with a $1,000 award. Photo SUBMITTEDBelleair Rotary President John Funk, second from left, presents a $2,500 check to Pinellas County School Board member Carol Cook that will be used for future Take Stock in Children scholarships. Others present at the Largo High School event were, from left, Austin Bennett, a TSIC senior at Osceola High School; Allecia Teal, an 11th-grade TSIC student at Largo High, and Lisa Fasting, director of the Pinellas Education Foundation Take Stock in Children program.Funding the futureChamber presents LHS scholarshipsLARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Largo High School scholarships. Each of the three winners was presented with a $1,000 award. The students are Ritesh Chandrasekaran, who'll be attending University of Central Florida and studying biomedical engineering; Ambar MatosGonzalez, who will be entering University of South Florida St. Petersburg and majoring in exercise physiology; and Nathalie Nunez Aguilar who plans to attend St. Petersburg College to study nursing. The selection was based on the students' transcripts and interviews by members of the Chamber's Scholarship Committee, which this year included Laurie Bunce of Centratel; Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg; Nate Cocco, State Farm/Team Cocco; Lana Walsh, Grow Financial; and Crystal Sherrill, PSCU. "We had many great applicants for these scholarships," said Bunce. "It was very difficult to narrow our choices to three. Today's students are tomorrow's business and community leaders, and we believe that Ritesh, Ambar and Nathalie exemplify the spirit and commitment required to succeed. We look forward to following their progress and sharing in their success." 030118 (888)223-2850 030818 Trent Purvis Congratulations on your graduation from Largo High.Remember, graduation is not the end but a new beginning!We are so very proud of you and wish you a successful and happy future. Love Grandma & GrandpaEdwards 051718 051718 Congratulations Marius College of Pharmacy Graduating Class of 2018 Your Family and Friends Salute You! Kaylauna Navel& Shi Durbin Seminole High School Seniors Class of 2018 Best Friends Congratulations I am so proud of you both. Wishing You All The Best. Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go! Love Kelly (Momma) 051718 Kaylauna Navel & Shi DurbinSeminole High School Seniors Class of 2018 Best Friends Congratulations! I am so proud of you both! Wishing You All The Best. Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go. Love Kelly (mom) 051718 David Michael Brizzi Riverside Military Academy ~ Gainesville, GA ~ SendingCONGRATULATIONSToday and Wishing You All The Best at Texas A&M University Love Grandma & Grandpa 051718


10A Outdoors Leader, May 17, 2018Summer is upon us and it won't be long before anglers and sh alike begin to feel the heat. It's time to get out early in order to maximize your opportunities. That rst hour of safe light before the sun rises can be spectacular. If you are tarpon shing, this is when you will nd schools of sh laying so close to the surface that their tails look like sickles slicing through the waters The beach tarpon migration is in full swing. Each day will have more and more fish traveling through our area as they begin to form spawning aggregations. To hook up, stage your boat a cast length away from the approaching fish. Cast pinfish, pumpkin seeds, thread ns and pass crabs either free-lined or suspended underneath a oat. This weekend's new moon outgoing tides will have the crabs ushing out of the bays. Look for the tarpon to stage up heavily at pass bridges and the 90-foot hole at Egmont Key. Drift live crabs with the tide near the surface or slightly weighted with a split shot for best results. Catch and release snook shing is excellent this time of year, and these big fish can be targeted both day and night. The snook bite should be good on both the incoming and outgoing tides this weekend. Target pass shoals and jetties for some trophy-sized snook. Live grass grunts or pin sh are big sh baits. You can either free-line them right close to the structure or weight them on the bottom just off the rocks. Use 30or 40 pound leaders so the fish can be landed quickly and released unharmed. Offshore waters have been crystal clear recently. Fishing for mangrove snapper and kingfish can be tricky in these conditions. However, amberjack don't seem to be too leader shy. Schools of amberjack can be found holding over wrecks in 70 to 100 feet of water. Chumming with live pilchards can really re these sh up. Other live bait options would be pin sh and fresh-caught thread n herring. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a sh photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.The early bird catches the shThe beginnings of a butter yPhotos by JIM LAYFIELDShown in the three photos are the life cycles of a butter y that was photographed in a Largo yard. Starting around March, butter y gardeners in the area begin to see the rst step of a four-stage process in a butter y’s life cycle. The monarch butter y, for example, lays a single egg slightly larger than a grain of sand underneath the leaf of a milkweed plant, top left. Milkweed is the only plant a monarch will lay its eggs on. In four days, the egg will hatch and the second step begins. A caterpillar (larva) emerges, ranging from .08 to .25 of an inch in length. For about 14 days, the caterpillar will devour the milkweed and grow to maturity at about 1.75 inches in length. The caterpillar will then attach itself to a horizontal object such as a leaf or limb, or perhaps a birdbath or lawn chair in the yard. Hanging in a “J” shape, the caterpillar will shed its skin and encase itself in a green exoskeleton; now the third step, the chrysalis stage begins. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar will form into a butter y and emerge after about two weeks. It will hang upside down apping its wings occasionally to dry them and to pump uids into them so they will stiffen for ight. After two to three hours, the butter y will take ight, and the fourth step, adulthood, begins. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein The Great OutdoorsMcGough Park to host Look Alive Bird ShowLARGO The Look Alive Bird Show will be presented Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center, 11901 146th St. N. Attendees will get a glimpse at the world of Florida's fabulous ighted hunters. The show details the amazing adaptations that raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. The show includes owls, hawks, falcons and Sarge, the center's own bald eagle and the star of the show. Cost is $3 a person. Sweet Corn Festival to be held at Craig ParkTARPON SPRINGS Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church will present its Sweet Corn Festival Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at C raig Park, 5 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. The festival will feature roasted, freshly picked sweet corn from Zellwood along with barbecue, kettle corn, crafts and food vendors. Live music will be provided by Ron and the Classics from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and The Boys of Tarpon Springs, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, call 727-510-3501 or email Boat host volunteers sought for annual eventST. PETERSBURG Boat host volunteers are currently being sought for the sixth annual Boat Kids Event, set for Saturday, May 19. Every year a group of local business leaders and boating enthusiasts pool their resources to provide special needs individuals and their families with a fun lled day trip aboard a caravan of boats to Caladesi Island. Organizers invite those in the community to get involved by either becoming a boat host or by becoming a sponsor of the event. Boat hosts provide their own boat and transport a family for the day, navigating from the Dunedin Marina to Caladesi Island, helping their guests enjoy the day on the water. Event organizers also are seeking those interested in making a donation or becoming an event sponsor. Supplies such as T-shirts, food, beverages, paper products and sunscreen are needed. Boat Kids was organized to initiate and provide the opportunity for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities, and their families/guardians to interact with one another in a sports outing event. The goal is to help reduce anxiety and help learn different ways of expressing feelings and relating to others in a safe and natural outdoor environment under close supervision. To learn more about volunteering to be a boat host or sponsorship opportunities, call 813-928-3508 or 813-928-3917. 1019 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, FL 33770We are a full service veterinary & surgical hospital!Call Today 727-518-PETS (7387)Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm  Sat. NEW OWNER Dr. Michael Certa, D.V.M. and our dog Mara Dr. Juan Carlos Molina-Brisson, D.V.M. FREE Of ce Visit For First Time Clients Offer Expires 6/7/18 Cannot be combined with other offers. Coastal Animal Clinic. TBN Offer Expires 6/7/18 Cannot be combined with other offers. Cats & Dogs Only. Coastal Animal Clinic. TBN Offer Expires 6/7/18. Cannot be combined with other offers. Coastal Animal Clinic. TBN 050318 We Do House Calls! 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Leader, May 17, 2018 960 Gulf Blvd., Belleair Shore $6,900,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 This magni cent gated Gulf front custom estate, built by Alverez, boasts a superbly designed plan combined with countless exceptional amenities. Abundant windows overlooking the Gulf and a soaring ceiling create a dramatic formal living room featuring a two-way replace, Bahamian coral stone ooring and handsome spiral staircase. The formal dining room offers a custom painted ceiling and adjoining butler's pantry. Watch the evening sunsets over the Gulf from the family room with gas replace, club chair seating at the wet bar or a broad covered waterfront terrace. Text 491202 to 35620 for property details. 24 North Pine Circle, Belleair $2,650,000 Martha Thorn 727-432-9019 This majestic waterfront home with copious custom amenities boasts stunning panoramic vistas of Clearwater Harbor. Boating enthusiasts will value the two dock lifts. The open living plan features both a large living area off the spacious foyer and a family area with waterfront terrace, twoway gas replace, media cabinets and wet bar. The study has a built-in desk and custom cabinetry with a wood coffered ceiling. The island kitchen offers Harden House cabinets, granite counters and gourmet stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom retreat boasts another gas replace and a private waterfront terrace. Text 554204 to 35620 for property details. 124 Leeward, Clearwater Beach $1,595,000 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, an 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. 10663 Bardes Ct., Largo $839,000 Bobbie Kahler 727-460-9068 This elegant 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home has been lovingly maintained and updated to today's luxurious standards. You will love the option of the downstairs or upstairs master suite and the incredible view from the upstairs balcony overlooking the lush fairways and lakes of the Bardmoor North Golf Course. This beautiful home has a large of ce on the rst oor, chef's kitchen with double refrigerators and dishwashers and fabulous heated pool/spa and air conditioned 3 piece outdoor pool bath! There is a stunning gas replace in the spacious family room as well. Text 594530 to 35620 for property details. 1403 Bay Pine Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach $475,000 Tricia Priest 727-612-6277 Just three blocks to the sugar sand beach of Indian Rocks you will nd this adorable 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach cottage with a POOL and an enclosed garage! Come and live the dream in this light and bright property! This property is also just two blocks from KOLB Community Park featuring a playground, athletic elds & courts, a skate park & picnic space. Located on Florida's west coast Indian Rocks is a quaint coastal town with many local area restaurants and shops. Text 557689 to 35620 for property details. 100 Oakmont Lane #801, Belleair $335,000 Lenore Sabala 727-692-3211 Million-dollar view! Outstanding south-west view, overlooking Intracoastal Waterway and Sand Key. This meticulously kept 2 bedroom/ 2 Bath condo located at the prestigious Belleview Biltmore, offers travertine ooring, built-in entertainment center and plantation shutters. The kitchen opens to dining and living room for easy entertainment. Renovated to re ect a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance this is a magni cent place to call home. A resident's discount for Belleair Country Club Membership is available with approval. Enjoy two 18-hole golf courses, tennis, tness center, croquet and marina. Only minutes to beautiful white sandy beaches and two international airports. Text 517862 to 35620 for property details. 927 Tallowood Drive, Largo $294,900 Kim Krenek 727-262-3181 Make life easy with this meticulously maintained one owner home sitting on a beautiful corner lot. This three bedroom, two bath home makes it easy to move right in with a brand new roof, fence, water softener, and dishwasher. The family room with replace is open to the kitchen with a large breakfast bar, stainless appliances and cabinets galore. A large living/dining area makes entertaining easy. For more entertaining or relaxing, a gorgeous paver patio beautifully landscaped is just outside your door. Storage is not an issue with large closets in all bedrooms and three extra in the hallway. Text 460392 to 35620 for property details. 3945 Harbor Hills Drive, Largo $289,000 Maria Picun 727-385-8286 Enjoy this spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a corner lot in desirable Harbor Hills. The open oor plan combines a large living room and dining room which is great for entertaining. The kitchen is functional with an eat in area at the front of the house. Off the kitchen is the entrance to the 2-car garage where there is extra storage for all your items. There is a split bedroom plan and the bathrooms are updated. The huge screened patio is off the living room for your outdoor enjoyment. Newer roof in 2014. Close to all the great beaches, shopping and popular restaurants. Text 594531 to 35620 for property details. 460 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Belleair $399,500 Pam Dillabough 727-692-0366 Enjoy the convenience of living in the heart of Belleair. This lovely home is positioned on a corner lot with screened, pebble tec, salt water pool. The open oor plan is ideal for casual or formal gatherings and includes the Living Room opening into the Dining Room. The Family Room overlooks the Pool area. The 3 bedroom split plan offers privacy for all! The kitchen has stainless appliances, breakfast bar and Pantry cabinetry. Other nice features include Inside Laundry Room. Not in ood zone or evacuation zone. Text 596485 to 35620 for property details. 240 Sand Key Estates Drive #261, Clearwater Beach $374,000 Laura Scott 727-458-4868 Spectacular!!!! Look no further. This impeccable condo showcases an outstanding water view from every room. Unit has a wonderful open oor plan that features split bedrooms. The inside laundry room is equipped with washer and dryer. The Master bedroom has a large walk in closet. The Master bath has double sinks. There is an assigned covered parking space and large storage unit. Amenities include a tennis court, shing pier, heated pool, grilling and picnic area, and plenty of guest parking. There are boat slips available for rent or sale. 2 small pets are allowed. Text 595052 to 35620 for property details. 1831 Rainbow Blvd., Clearwater $675,000 Jeannine Schaub 727-771-5215 2011 Construction, tired of rebuilding?! Move right into this custom built home which features 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths, exterior features include 3 car attached garage, covered paver patio, tile roof, spacious backyard. The interior features a split oor plan which includes two bedrooms on rst level, one guest bedroom with a full bath and a master suite with its own impressive en suite which includes double sink vanities, separate walk in shower. The second oor has 3 spacious bedrooms with large walk in closets and a full bath. Text 594835 to 35620 for property details. 1290 Gulf Blvd. #207, Clearwater $549,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 IF forever truly is forever, then the Gulf, sunset & shoreline views well captured from this beach elevated condo home will be your forever home at the beachIntegrated indoor and outdoor living environs are true to form with a voluminous terrace that extends across the breadth of the entire condo. Neutral appointments within the kitchen and bath's provide a clean slate for further enhancement or may be used as the backdrop for retro Gulf coastal interiors...Secured and assigned parking, storage, south side pool w/spa, tennis court and 14 day minimum rental feature. Text 594826 to 35620 for property details. 1160 Skye Lane, Palm Harbor $1,365,000 Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Stunning two-story home boasts a timeless architectural style and offers the utmost in privacy. No expense was spared in the details, including hand-scraped birch wood and travertine oors, chandeliers, Control Four smart home automation, home theater, gourmet kitchen with double oven and warming drawer, gas range, and more. Outside, enjoy a summer kitchen, covered seating area with replace, plus a salt water pool with spa. Innisbrook resort has six heated pools, Loch Ness and water slide, four golf courses, eleven tennis courts, tness center, racquetball and spa. Text 460449 to 35620 for property details. 1594 Preserve Way, Clearwater $948,000 Rafal Wazio 727-424-4629 Custom Conceived. Custom Built. Custom Appointed. The word custom tends to be overused in describing properties, yet in this instance, custom is the most poignant word we can use. As a model home, original owner acquired and retained, the nurturing legacy of this beloved family residence resonates throughout and offers its future residents a profound sense of house and home. Absolute stunning wood oors, coffered ceilings, exquisite paint treatments, bespoke mill work, proli c moldings, timeless wood cabinetry, superior appliances, designer lighting, stone counters lend to a remarkable living environment encompassing just under 3,800 sq. ft. Text 594837 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' ceilings, crown molding, columns and archways. The living area with its wood burning replace as a focal point. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen featuring custom wood cabinets, granite counters, island, breakfast bar and stainless appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator. 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Events  Movies  Classi eds Diversions Largo Leader, Section B, May 17, 2018  Visit “Waiting for Godot,” by Samuel Beckett, running May 17-26, in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $24. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www. Often described as the play where nothing happens, twice, Hat Trick Theatre will present Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” a surrealist masterpiece of comic desperation. Beside a tree, two men wait for a man named Godot. They’ve never met him. They don’t know when he is coming or what it is he will do to help them. But they know that once he arrives, everything will be better. While waiting, they talk, they play games, they wrack their brains to think of anything to pass the time until Godot arrives.  Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” Friday, May 18, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit CAL will serve up Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” presented note for note, cut for cut. This album perfectly depicts their passionate look at love, loss, breakups, betrayals – and dreams. “Rumours” became the fastest-selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height. The songs on the album re ected the turmoil within the band itself: the breakups within Fleetwood Mac fueled the creativity that made the band a phenomenon. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and performs them live, on stage – without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations – using some of the world’s greatest musicians.  The 17th annual Parrot Head Party, Saturday, May 19, 4 to 11 p.m., on Florida Avenue in downtown Palm Harbor. Presented by the Downtown Palm Harbor Merchants and the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature live entertainment as well as food, craft and domestic beer, ne wine and retail vendors. The Trop Rock Junkies will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, will take the stage from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission and parking are free.  Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $59. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Little Steven makes his way to Clearwater with his band The Disciples of Soul. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on rock and roll. After creating the Jersey Shore sound with the Asbury Jukes and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, he went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right, recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Last year he released “Soul re,” his rst new album in over 15 years, returning to his rhythm and blues roots.  Travis Greene: Crossover Live Tour Vol. 2, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $18.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit A gospel powerhouse and twotime Grammy nominee, Greene’s reign at the top of the gospel charts is a testament to his life growing up with a mother who was a minister and choir director. Greene honed his gift and took it into the world, winning seven major categories in the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards including Song of the Year with “Made a Way,” CD of the Year with “The Hill” and Male Vocalist of the Year. Top ve diversions Photo by JOE LEDERER/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXRyan Reynolds stars as Deadpool and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2.” Opening this weekend ‘Book Club’ features ensemble cast; Reynolds stars as the Merc with a Mouth in ‘Deadpool 2’ Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE Tampa Bay NewspapersA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following lms opening in wide release:‘Deadpool 2’Genre: Action Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Leslie Uggams, Jack Kesy, Shioli Kutsuna, Julian Dennison, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapicic Director: David Leitch Rated: R Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants – Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino – to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable.‘Show Dogs’Genre: Comedy and family Cast: Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci Director: Raja Gosnell Rated: PG “Show Dogs” features a charming and lovable cast of talking canine characters, including hero Max (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), a rugged lone wolf Rottweiler NYPD police dog. Max and his human FBI partner (Will Arnett) are investigating the kidnapping of a baby panda by an underground network of illegal animal traders when they get a tip that the crime ring is planning to sell the panda at the prestigious Canini Invitational Dog Show. The uber-macho Max must undergo a makeover with the help of a seasoned trainer (Natasha Lyonne) – mud baths, ballet lessons, a Brazilian waxing – to go undercover and thwart the plot. In the hands of his new human handler Frank, Max gets in touch with his inner show dog, and learns that trusting the help of others can sometimes be more rewarding than working alone.‘Book Club’Genre: Drama and comedy Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia and Don Johnson Director: Bill Holderman Rated: PG-13 Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, May 17, 2018POSH 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 Pride Month events announcedGULFPORT – Starting May 31, LGBTQ Pride Month will be celebrated by a full slate of programs sponsored by the city of Gulfport and the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library. All programs are open to the public and will take place at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., unless otherwise noted. Following is a look at some of the LGBTQ Pride Month events:  Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. – Opening reception for the second annual “ArtOut: LGBTQ Artists in Gulfport.” This group art show will feature work by nearly a dozen artists in media including oils, acrylics, photography, ceramics, glass, mixed media and more. The show will remain in place at the library throughout the month of June. The reception will recognize the participating artists and will include complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free.  Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m. – Waltzing Matilda. Matthew McGee, named Tampa Bay’s Favorite Drag Performer in the Creative Loa ng Best of the Bay Reader’s Pick 2013 and 2017, will debut an all-new show: a country western cabaret lovingly titled “Waltzing Matilda.” This autobiographical honkytonk revue is more “Hee Haw” than CMA as McGee is joined by Tampa Bay’s celebrated music man Michael Raabe (as Clem) for a melodious trip down memory lane featuring songs by some of country music’s biggest stars. Get ready for lots of laughs, big hair and multi-colored fringe as “Miss McGee” two-steps her way into your heart. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are on sale at Gulfport Beach Bazaar and Gulfport Casino. Tickets are $20 general admission, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.; or $25 for early access, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and including hors d’oeuvre reception and preferred seating. This event takes place at Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport.  Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m. – LGBTQ Monthly Film Series, featuring “Reel in the Closet.” While the LGBTQ community began to experience greater visibility in the wake of 1969’s Stonewall riots, generations had quietly lived their lives before, out of the public eye. Filmmaker Stu Maddux reveals this hidden history by unearthing a treasure trove of rare home movies made by gay people – some dating back to the 1930s – that have long languished in the backs of people’s closets. Projecting the viewer back in time, these private moments open a fascinating window into the surprising vibrancy of unheralded LGBT lives. As part of our Pride Month celebration, a guest speaker from the Tampa Bay International Gay and International Film Festival will brie y talk about TIGLFF and introduce the lm. Admission is free.  Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m. – Open Mic and Poetry Slam. This will be a celebration of the spoken word. Slam poetry, readings and storytelling all will be part of this open mic evening. To sign up, email Sam Obeid at All are welcome to attend and all may also sign up to participate on the evening of the event. The event will include a special guest appearance by Gulfport Poet Laureate Peter Hargitai. Admission is free. For a complete listing of LGBTQ Pride Month events, visit For information, call 727-893-1074. The LGBTQ Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family, and is a project of the nonpro t Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. Night in the Islands event setTARPON SPRINGS – The city of Tarpon Springs will host its Night in the Islands on Saturday, May 19, 6 to 11 p.m., at the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets in Tarpon Springs. This family-friendly event offers live Greek music, dancing in the streets, and authentic local dining. An hour of free Greek dance lessons will be offered by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6 to 7 p.m. The group Odyssey will perform and the music of Demetri Kousathanas will be available in the block between Hope and Roosevelt streets. To reserve a table for dinner, contact participating restaurants Costa’s, Hellas, Mama’s, or Mykonos. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Tarpon Springs Merchants Association, Night in the Islands also will be presented July 7, Aug. 4 and Oct. 6.Brian Wilson reschedules Ruth Eckerd Hall concert dateCLEARWATER – Ruth Eckerd Hall recently announced the rescheduled concert date for Brian Wilson. The new date will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Tickets purchased for the May 18 concert will be honored on this new date. Wilson apologizes for any inconvenience and looks forward to seeing his fans at the new date, according to a press release from the venue. Tickets for the concert start at $58.75. For tickets and information, call 727-791-7400 or visit announces SPAF children’s series scheduleLARGO – Central Park Performing Arts Center, at 105 Central Park Drive in Largo, recently announced its 2018-19 children’s series sponsored by the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation. The children’s series provides charming, fun and engaging performances that are perfect for children. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $7.50 for children. Call 727-587-6793 or visit Following is a list of children’s series performances:  “Bones” – Oct. 6, 11 a.m.  “Charlotte’s Web – Nov. 17, 11 a.m.  “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” – Dec. 1, 11 a.m.  “Santa’s Holiday Revue” – Dec. 15, 11 a.m.  “The Pi Factory” – March 23, 11 a.m.  “Carrots” – April 13, 11 a.m. The Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation Inc. is a community-based, nonpro t 501(c)(3) foundation, working to increase general public awareness of the cultural and educational programs available in the Tampa Bay area. The foundation believes that it is critical to introduce children to the performing arts for them to grow into well rounded adults. An appreciation for the various genres of the performing arts is so important to this group that it has undertaken the sponsorship of the children’s series beginning with the 2010-11 season. For information about SPAF, visit suncoastper to host annual Me and my Shadow [Box] eventDUNEDIN – The seventh annual Me and my Shadow [Box] event will take place Friday, May 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 727-298-3322 or visit This annual event promises to deliver some incredible art to some lucky people for very little money. Working with 9”x9” RIBBA shadow boxes (donated by IKEA of Tampa), 100 artists are turning them into works of great beauty. At the event, all of those art works will be going home with new owners. The admission ticket includes desserts, fun and one lucky ticket. Additional tickets will be available at six for $10. This is a great way to start or add to your art collection. Part of the fun will be in the anonymity. All Ballet Nacional de Cuba to perform ‘Giselle’ at Straz CenterTAMPA – Acclaimed ballet powerhouse Ballet Nacional de Cuba will present Alicia Alonso’s renowned staging of “Giselle” Wednesday, May 23, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $29.75. Call 813-229-7827 or visit The company, under the artistic direction of Alonso, legendary prima ballerina, last performed in Tampa at the Straz Center in October 2003. Founded by Alonso, Ballet Nacional de Cuba stands as the preeminent international cultural export of the island country. Technically awless with an ineffable style born of the unique, multi-cultural in uences of Cuba’s heritage, Ballet Nacional de Cuba performs unlike any classical ballet company in the world. The company ascended to the high order of international ballet companies and continues to excite audiences as one of the greatest classical dance companies in the world. Blending contemporary Cuban technique with classical lines and the duende captured by some of the most expressive dancers in the world, the company will present Alonso’s unforgettable and enthralling staging of “Giselle,” set to Adolphe Adam’s haunting score. The Straz Center performance will be one of only four engagements in the United States in 2018, including The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the historic Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Alonso began her training in Havana and later studied at the esteemed School of American Ballet in New York City. One of the enduring legends of George Balanchine’s early crop of young dancers, Alonso’s signature role in “Giselle” launched her to stardom. Her interpretations in such ballets as Agnes DeMille’s “Fall River Legend,” Antony Tudor’s “Undertow” and Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations” galvanized her career as a riveting dramatic dancer with pristine technical execution. In 1948, Alonso returned to Cuba to found her own company, the Alicia Alonso Ballet Company, which became Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the country’s signature ballet company. Alonso retired from the stage in 1995, after performing her work “The Butter y.” She was 75. She continues to direct Ballet Nacional de Cuba and is regarded as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history. Photo by CARLOS QUEZADABallet Nacional de Cuba brings Alicia Alonso’s renowned staging of “Giselle” to Tampa’s Straz Center May 23. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, May 17, 2018TAMPA – As part of the Club Jaeb series, Shannon McNally will perform Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $30.50. Call 813229-7827 or visit With an ancestry stretching back to Ireland and a current home squarely in the Mississippi hills, McNally is the right sooty-winged angel to deliver the lilting blues-Americana message of “Black Irish,” her latest hit album. Part Muddy Waters and part Emmylou Harris, McNally doesn’t just play music – she becomes it. “Black Irish” is McNally’s most personal project yet, speaking to the power of connection and the power of music to create it and to re ect it. The kickoff track “You Made Me Feel for You” was written by her producer, Americana icon Rodney Crowell, and serves as a metaphor for their collaboration – how his particular understanding of her unique gifts pulled out the career-de ning album many have been waiting for since she came on the scene. The album concept began in 2013, as she was going through what she calls “a miserable divorce,” raising her daughter Maeve, and nursing her terminally ill mother Maureen. Her parents had relocated to Holly Springs, Mississippi, and McNally moved in, caring for her mom until her death in 2015. “I had no vim or vigor in me for a couple of years,” she admits in a biographical sketch provided by Compass Records. What saved her was her email relationship with Crowell, who’d been talking about producing her since 2012. He wrote in the liner notes for “Black Irish” that their musical connection was immediate, describing McNally as “this dark-eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot like Jesse Mae Hemphill. From our rst meeting, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was the right man for the job of shepherding the next Shannon McNally record into existence.” It wasn’t easy. Too depressed to write, McNally recorded a favorite Emmylou Harris song on her laptop and worked up the nerve to email it to him. With lines like “There’s a river of darkness in my blood,” “Prayer in Open D” spoke to pain she couldn’t verbalize. “And he called me back and said, ‘That’s gorgeous, you were meant to do that song. Do more.” That was all she needed. “We started this really wonderful thing of just lobbing song titles back and forth,” McNally said. “And I just sat at that table and learned about a dozen tunes, my favorite covers, anything to spark a re in this really dark turn.” She co-wrote three of the album’s 12 songs – one with producer Crowell, who also penned two more for her. The rest include personal favorites such as Stevie Wonder’s “I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It,” Robbie Robertson’s “It Makes No Difference,” and J.J. Cale’s “Low Rider.” The result is an album that stands with the best of classic vocal interpreters – artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Maria Muldaur. “I just love great songs,” McNally said. “I’m inspired by Willie Nelson, Muddy Waters, Emmylou Harris, Bill Withers, Mavis Staples. None of them hesitate to sing any song they feel like singing, even if they didn’t write it. I think great songs need to be spotlighted, they need to recycle back up into the consciousness.” Sponsored by Rock Brothers Brewing, Club Jaeb transforms the Straz Center’s Jaeb Theater into an intimate music space featuring folk, Americana, alternative, country and other “hand-picked music that matters.” Rock Brothers Brewing will provide tastings of a special brew prepared exclusively for Club Jaeb audience members. For venue information, visit McNally to perform as part of Club Jaeb series The Straz Center’s Jaeb Theater welcomes Shannon McNally May 21. Photos by SEBASTIAN SMITH/COMPASS RECORDSShannon McNally is touring in support of her new album “Black Irish.”pieces will be displayed anonymously. After the winners are announced, the creators will be revealed. “We’re so excited about this event returning to DFAC,” said George Ann Bissett, DFAC’s president, in a press release. “It’s a great partnership with those wonderful folks at IKEA in Tampa and all of the artists that participate say it is one of their favorite DFAC events,” she concluded. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at tickets or by calling 727-298-3322. Library to present ‘Origami Tales’SAFETY HARBOR – A Japanese storytelling performance of “Origami Tales” will take place Thursday, May 31, 6 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Performed by Kuniko Yamamoto, “Origami Tales” provides a magical entry into ancient Japanese culture of mythical characters, owers, and dragons with origami. Trained in dance and the traditional arts in Japan, Kuniko will use traditional music, handcrafted masks and characters, stylized movement, and a touch of magic to create an artistic balance of illusion and reality. The performance will conclude with a short origami workshop to give the audience hands-on experience in the Japanese art of folding paper. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library. For information, call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112, or visit to present Hardage exhibitTREASURE ISLAND – An opening reception for an exhibit featuring the work of Georgia Hardage will take place Saturday, May 19, 6 to 10 p.m., at The Sharpie Art Gallery, 11165 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. This will be the rst exhibit at the gallery showcasing Hardage’s work. She is director at the gallery. Hardage attended Ringling College of Art and Design. Although she was a sculpture major, she has developed into a mixed media artist. Her skills range from sculpting and jewelry making to more recently lm photography and painting. The art exhibit will feature works ranging from her timespan as a developing artist as well as recently completed works and jewelry. The reception will feature live music by Sarasota Slim & Nitro Bozeman and Johnny Mile & The Kilometers. Visit of Dunedin set for May 20DUNEDIN – The 2018 Taste of Dunedin will take place Sunday, May 20, noon throughout downtown Dunedin. The event will feature tasting stations, wine and craft beer, retail and art exhibit displays. More than 30 restaurants will participate. City Commissioners May 1 issued a proclamation in conjunction with the event, urging visitors and residents to attend the event. Ellen Hale, a spokeswoman for the Downtown Merchants Association, said “this is one of the nest events any town can ever have.” “The taste brings everybody together, not in just Dunedin, but other communities are in awe of what we do here because how it’s handled, because of the enthusiasm, participation from all of the restaurants, merchants. I can’t say enough about that,” Hale said. She said the event also helps expose visitors to the arts community. “It’s a taste of art, a taste of music, a taste of food. It’s one afternoon that no one will forget,” Hale said. “I have been a part of it for quite a few years and it has grown into a magni cent event that everyone looks forward to,” she said. 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. A&E NEWS, from page 2B Vctor Manuelle to headline Fiesta MximaTAMPA – Puerto Rican music superstar Vctor Manuelle will headline Fiesta Mxima Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m., at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets start at $15. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster outlets. For venue information, visit Presented by 92.5 MAX!MA, Fiesta Mxima 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. Manuelle has charted an incredible 46 singles on Billboard Hot Latin Songs and holds the record as the artist with the most No. 1 hits – 28 in all – in the history of the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart. He’s notched 11 No. 1 Tropical albums and one No. 1 Latin Pop album. Awards include ve Billboard Latin Music Awards, including the 2016 Tropical Album of the Year for his album “Que Suenen Los Tambores,” four Premio Lo Nuestro, 14 Premios ASCAP including the 2008 Golden Note Award, two HTV Premios Heat among countless others. His 2016 single “Imaginar,” a duet with Latin urban star Yandel, fuses salsa with urban rhythms and became his record-breaking No. 1 on the tropical charts. The song also nished as the No. 1 Tropical song of 2016, Manuelle’s third No. 1 Year End Song following the hits “Me De Lo Mismo” and “Tengo Ganas.” Manuelle is marking a milestone in 2018 as he celebrates 25 years in music with “25/7,” a new studio album from Sony Music Latin. The album features an array of collaborations including Farruko, Bad Bunny, Juan Luis Guerra, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Glenn Monroig. Manuelle nished 2017 as the most listened to salsa artist on the airwaves. His singles “Hasta Que Me De La Gana” and “Mala y Peligrosa” featuring Bad Bunny extended his lead as the artist with the most Top 10 Hits on the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart. “Hasta Que Me De La Gana” maintained an astonishing 15 weeks at No. 1 on the Tropical chart in Colombia and “Mala y Peligrosa” spent multiple weeks at No. 1 in both Peru and Colombia. The music video was the most viewed salsa video of 2017, amassing over 45 million views to date. No one has a better understanding of what makes a hit than Manuelle. The title song for “Que Suenen Los Tambores,” his 15th studio album, is an anthem for the entire Spanish-speaking world to dance to, though it’s firmly in the tradition of his familiar style of salsa. The song became a huge hit topping the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart for eight consecutive weeks and the national Latin Airplay chart for two weeks. Follow up singles “Agua Bendita” and “No Quera Engaarte” each topped the Tropical airplay charts for three weeks respectively, contributing to Billboard Magazine naming him the Tropical Airplay Artist of the Year for 2015, a distinction he also earned in 2004 from the success of his hit single “Tengo Ganas.” “Que Suenen Los Tambores” received a Grammy Award nomination, two Latin Grammy Award nominations, five nominations for the 2016 Latin Billboard Awards and won the award for Tropical Album of the Year, four Premio Lo Nuestro nominations, two Premios Tu Mundo nominations, a HTV Premio Heat for Favorite Tropical Artist, a Premio ASCAP for “Agua Bendita” and two Latin American Music Award nominations including Tropical Song of the Year. 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4B Entertainment Leader, May 17, 2018Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul to play Capitol TheatreCLEARWATER – Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul will perform Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $59. Call 727-791-7400 or visit Little Steven – also known as Steven Van Zandt – is a Renaissance man. He is a musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, music producer music supervisor, TV producer, actor, director, Broadway producer, TV and film composer, live event producer, international DJ, activist, historian, teacher and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Van Zandt’s songs have been performed by artists such as Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Cliff, Damian Marley, Gary U.S. Bonds, Darlene Love, Nancy Sinatra, Brian Stetzer, Black Uhuru and more. He also co-produced the seminal Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band albums The River and Born in the USA. Van Zandt has produced albums for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Gary U.S. Bonds, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Demolition 23 and Majek Fashek. After creating the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes, Van Zandt became a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right, recording and performing solo with his band, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. In 2017, he released his rst new album in more than 15 years. “Soul re” is a return to Little Steven’s rhythm and blues roots. The album sees the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer revisiting songs that span the length of his career, focusing directly on the hugely influential “soul hornsmeet-rock ‘n’ roll guitars” approach he first pioneered on Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ classic rst three albums. “Soulfire” has quickly drawn rapturous applause from fans and critics alike. “Soulfire” was arranged and produced by Van Zandt at his own Renegade Studios in New York City. He is known around the world for his utterly personal songwriting and an ambitious adventurousness that has fueled much of his creative output these past two decades. In addition to his ongoing role as a touring and recording member of The E Street Band, Van Zandt has also expanded his artistic parameters to include landmark work as an actor on “The Sopranos” and “Lilyhammer” as well as host, historian, and rock ‘n’ roll advocate on Sirius XM’s one-and-only “Little Steven’s Underground Garage.” Van Zandt has also expanded his musical boundaries to include composing the score for all three seasons of “Lilyhammer” and additional work as producer and songwriter, lending his distinctive craft to records from an array of international garage rockers.Image courtesy of BIG HASSLELittle Steven and The Disciples of Soul, set to perform May 19 at Capitol Theatre, are touring in support of the 2017 album “Soul re.” Bubble Guppies show to visit StrazTAMPA – VStar Entertainment Group, Nickelodeon and Koba Productions will present “Bubble Guppies Live: Ready to Rock” Saturday, May 19, 2 and 6 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $18.75. Call 813-229-7827 or visit The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock ’n’ roll with some totally n-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on. With a little help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil and the whole gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend. Featuring rockin’ music, comedic hijinks and audience participation, no stone will be left unturned and no bubble left unpopped in order to get the show on the road. Including a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance and theatrical magic, Nickelodeon’s “Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock” will have kids, parents and grandparents singing and dancing along with this rousing interactive show. “Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock” is based on Nickelodeon’s Emmy award-winning preschool series, Bubble Guppies. Created and executive produced by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, and co-developed by Janice Burgess, the interactive CG-animated series set in a vibrant underwater environment, follows a group of diverse preschoolers with colorful sh tails who go on adventures discovering their world. Bubble Guppies is set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs and features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness including: math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development. “Bubble Guppies” currently airs on Nickelodeon.Photo courtesy of THE STRAZ CENTERThe Straz Center presents “Bubble Guppies Live: Ready to Rock” May 19. (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey.” From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.‘On Chesil Beach’Genre: Drama Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West Director: Dominic Cooke Rated: R Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the lm explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. ‘Pope Francis – A Man of his Word’Genre: Documentary Director: Wim Wenders Rated: PG Wim Wenders’ new documentary, “Pope Francis A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace.‘First Reformed’Genre: Thriller Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Cedric Kyles Director: Paul Schrader Rated: R Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong ock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman nds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he nds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. 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Entertainment 5B Leader, May 17, 2018CLEARWATER – Grammy nominated multi-platinum selling Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take the stage Sunday, May 27, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit According to a press release from Artisan Agency, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early 1990s in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average more than 150 shows a year while simultaneously producing a sizable catalog of recorded music with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world – in the midst of the grunge era no less – that it was still cool to swing. The band, co-founded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris on lead vocals and guitar, Kurt Sodergren on drums, Dirk Shumaker on double bass and vocals, Andy Rowley on baritone saxophone and vocals, Glen “The Kid” Marhevka on trumpet, Karl Hunter on saxophones and clarinet and Joshua Levy on piano. Levy also serves as the band’s arranger. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than a simple tribute. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music’s rich legacy. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie lm “Swingers,” a movie that not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base. The band’s music has appeared in countless lms and television shows, including “The Wild,” “Despicable Me,” “Phineas & Ferb,” “Friends,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Ally McBeal” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” They have appeared live on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center” and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in addition to seven appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. The band has also appeared as special guests with many of the country’s most distinguished symphony orchestras, and has performed for three U.S. presidents. After 25 years, 11 records, more than 2,800 live shows, and countless appearances in lm and television, the members of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are showing no signs of slowing down. They are looking forward to celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary in 2018. The band’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world with hit songs such as “I Wanna Be Like You,” “Mr. Pinstripe Suit,” “Why Me,” “You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight” and more. “Louie, Louie, Louie,” the band’s 2017 release, is a rousing celebration of music legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. These remarkable artists revolutionized American music and popular culture and set the standard for what great entertainment and artistic expression could be. Bandleader and vocalist Scotty Morris says, “We really want people to know about these great men that have so deeply in uenced us, and perhaps help spark a new creative interest in them and their music,” said Morris is a press release. “It’s important to educate people – if artists don’t continue to spread the word, this music is going to go away and that’s something we can’t afford to have happen.” For information on the band, visit For venue information, visit to present swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Image courtesy of ARTISAN AGENCYBig Bad Voodoo Daddy is touring in support of their 2017 release “Louie, Louie, Louie.” Photo by DON MILLERBig Bad Voodoo Daddy performs May 27 at Capitol Theatre. 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Leader, May 17, 2018 051718-2 Debra J. McMillenManaging Broker727-450-6565 No expense was spared in this totally renovated corner residence of the Mansions by the Sea with breathtaking Gulf, Intracoastal, and sunset views. This desirable corner residence features open living and dining areas, custom furnishings, gourmet kitchen, oor to ceiling sliders, motorized window screens, and stunning views from the great room. Located at the southern end of Sunset Beach this gated community offers a heated pool, tennis courts, tness center, two saunas, game room, library, community room, shuf eboard, outdoor grills, pavilion, boat/RV parking. Florida living at its nest! Text 473632 to 35620 for property details. 7650 Bayshore Drive #301, Treasure Island $599,900Terry Tillung 727-560-8819 Recently appraised for $460,000! A home with this type of quality and character is rarely available! This home was custom built in 1941 and the current owners are only the 2nd family to own it. This welcoming home features wood oors, a replace, custom plantation shutters, built-ins and gorgeous millwork. The roof was replaced in 2016 and HVAC in 2009. The stunning lot is 150 x 150 and is home to towering oaks, charming garden spots, a majestic magnolia tree, and a lovely terrace. You really must view this home to appreciate all that it offers! Text 565760 to 35620 for property details 1267 Jackson Road, Clearwater $434,000Susie Jinks 727-458-5196 14300 Gulf Blvd #106, Madeira Beach $625,000ATTENTION INVESTORS, BEACH LOVERS AND WATER ENTHUSIASTS!! If you are looking for a vacation home or an income producing property, this is an excellent opportunity to own a beach front condo on Madeira Beach!!! Come and experience the coastal lifestyle at Kima, which allows weekly rentals. This 1st oor end unit 2 bedroom and 2 baths, features an open oor plan, with fabulous gulf front views from the living room, dining room, master suite, as well as an oversized wrap around balcony over-looking the pool and beach. Text 595272 to 35620 for property details. Trudy Austin Sessa 727-902-3301 Barbra Nemeth 727-710-0695 HELPING AGENTS LIVE EXCEPTIONAL LIVESBelleair 727.581.9411 I 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.