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VIEWPOINTSTom GermondWhats next? Airline potty fees? ... Page 15A. 30 years laterSEMINOLE Thirty years ago an industrious group of Seminole Middle School students in the schools Enhanced Learning Program buried a collection of artifacts that represented life in 1982. They included items reflecting world news, recreation, technology, family life, government, basic needs, and entertainment. Each item was sealed and placed in a container designed to withstand the elements and Florida water table. Then the time capsule was ceremoniously buried in front of the principals office at Seminole Middle School, 8701 131st St. On Thursday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m., former students are gathering in the front yard of the school with their former teacher, Hilda Rosselli, to dig up the time capsule and share the artifacts with Deborah Loves students. Although many of the former students in the project are unable to attend in person, they have been reconnecting with their teacher and classmates via Facebook and email. Students in Loves classes are planning to continue the tradition and will be burying a new time capsule to be recovered in 2042. It was a learning experience in itself for the students to determine what about 2012 was noteworthy enough to add to the capsule, and what artifacts should be preserved as an indication of the standard of living and as a representation of the 2012 culture of Seminole, Florida, America, and even the world, Love said. My students cannot wait to open it again in 2042, and see the reactions of those future middle schoolers. Principal Tom Lechner is looking forward to former teachers and alumni interacting with present teachers and students as they unearth the time capsule. Features Business . . . . . . . . . .14A Classieds . . . . . . . . .6-9B Community . . . . . . . . .7-8A County . . . . . . . . . . .2-5A Entertainment . . . . . . .1, 3-5B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .17A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .18A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .11A Seminole . . . . . . . . . . .6A Sports . . . . . . . .12-13, 16A The Beaches . . . . . . . . .10A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .15A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYPinellas fares well in surveyGenerally, Pinellas County residents have few gripes. Most seemed content with things the way they are during a survey conducted by HCP & Associayes from March 23 to April 27. Many said things were no better and no worse than they were five years ago. HCP is a national research, strategy and marketing firm headquartered in Tampa. ... Page 2A.Drivers license office cuts servicesThe Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has reduced services at its driver license office at 6855 62nd Ave. N. in Pinellas Park. ... Page 3A.POLICEMan critical following crash A Largo man suffered critical injuries in a three-car crash about 12:30 p.m. June 2, on northbound Seminole Boulevard at 101st Avenue North. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Samuel Weldon, 18, was driving his 2003 Honda Pilot northbound on Seminole Boulevard when he crashed into two stopped vehicles. ... Page 11A. See TIME CAPSULE, page 4ADelegate hotels will not likely be targeted during RNCJune concerts include Coldplay, Def Leppard Also opening this week is Ridley Scotts Prometheus at area theaters ... 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They say stormwater should be the countys responsibility. John Reyner presented the case for homeowners who have been paying to take care of the lake located in unincorporated Seminole during the May 22 meeting of the Pinellas County Commission. Reyner said since the 1980s, stormwater, per county design, has been draining into their private lake from areas beyond their property and creating problems. Pete Yauch, director of transportation and storm water, admitted that back in the day when the county began using private lakes and ponds as part of its overall stormwater management plan, water quality wasnt an issue. You have no agreement with the 38 homeowners (who live around the lake), Reyner said. You have no agreement to turn the lake into a stormwater pond. He said staff had been unresponsive to requests for help with the lake. He said staff had told the homeowners that because the lake is private property the county couldnt help pay for maintenance. Reyner said they were advised to seek legal help. He said for 30 years, the homeowners had contributed to the care and maintenance of the lake with little problems. Then the county directed water from surrounding areas to drain into the lake where it flows out to the Gulf of Mexico via McKay Creek. Reyner and his neighbors want the county to help pay the cost of removing the muck in the bottom of the lake that has caused the lake level to drop to only 12 inches at the inflow and outflow areas. He suggested that the county take care of its stormwater problems upstream from Lake Sylvia. Only the few are expected to pay for maintenance, Reyner said. We ask that you do no harm to our private property. Commissioner Ken Welch thanked Reyner for his presentation. You make a great point about stormwater being a core service, Welch said. We need to step up.Not an isolated problemCommissioner Karen Seel said she has been working on more than one stormwater project. She said one involves a county-owned lake that residents are maintaining for stormwater. Were using other lakes and we need to be fair about it, she said. Seel reminded commissioners of another recent project where the county helped pay for stormwater improvements on private property. She requested that staff look at drainage and other issues at privately owned stormwater ponds. County Attorney Jim Bennett was asked to follow up with the issue of easements and other stormwater issues. I want staff to look at it all so we have the magnitude of what were dealing with, Seel said. Pete Yauch, director of transportation and stormwater, agreed that Reyner made an excellent point. Weve had a standard of service for many years, mostly for flooding protection, he said. Water quality is an afterthought. Were dealing with decisions of our predecessors. County Administrator Bob LaSala said staff was working on stormwater matters, but admitted that the focus was only part time. Theyre not totally focused on the master plan, he said. He estimated it would take at least a calendar year to get it done. Photo courtesy of ECO POND RESCUEThis is a photo of Lake Sylvia taken about 2007 by Eco Pond Rescue, a Seminole company. Algae covered the surface and fish kills were frequent.Well take a look at this issue and others like it, he said. But we dont have the staff to do it. And Im not sure it would do any good. We still have the policy about spending taxpayer money on private property. Commissioner Nancy Bostock said while it was good that the county was no longer paying to maintain private lakes, she didnt think the policy should extend to lakes being used for the public interest. We cant expend monies on private property as it benefits private property, LaSala said. Then what happens if we dont use private (lake), Bostock asked. Wed have to build our own ponds, Yauch answered. Bostock suggested that owners of private lakes be See LAKE, page 4A By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND If past history is any indication, beach communities and their hotels will not be under a heavy threat of danger during the Republican National Convention, Aug. 27-30 in Tampa. David MacNamee, operations manager for Pinellas County Emergency Management, told members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council May 30 that past history would indicate protesters and demonstrators will not target delegate hotels. Hundreds of delegates will be staying in hotels along Pinellas County beaches and will be bused to the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. At past conventions, there have been no problems at delegate hotels, MacNamee said. But they were not as spread out in the past as they will be here. MacNamee noted that there are three levels of outside activity protests, demonstrations and riots. The good news is nobody has ever used a Molotov cocktail, he said. But the tactics of an anarchist group called the Black Bloc could be a problem in Tampa. They just want anarchy, said MacNamee. Theyre a small part of the protests but they are the ones that cause the problems, getting other demonstrators juiced up. Participants in the Black Bloc wear black clothing, ski masks and other face-concealing items. They often blend in with the crowd until they strike then melt back See BIG-C, page 4A David MacNamee Got a centennial story?To celebrate the countys centennial, Tampa Bay Newspapers is seeking unique stories from longtime Pinellas residents who have stories about the way things used to be. Currently, stories are being sought from those who lived in a Pinellas community between the years 1910 and 1950. Provide a brief description of your story and mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Alternately, stories may be submitted by email to editorial @TBNweekly.com. If the editors feel your recollections ts the theme of the Centennial Stories series, you will be contacted for further information.
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Survey shows area residents content with county services By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER County government recently offered its residents an opportunity to take a survey by phone or online to share how they felt about services and the quality of life in Pinellas. Generally, people had few gripes. Most seemed content with things the way they are. Many said things were no better and no worse than they were five years ago. HCP & Associates, a national research, strategy and marketing firm headquartered in Tampa, conducted the surveys between March 23 and April 27. The phone portion included 800 residents 200 each from north, mid, south and beach areas of Pinellas. HCP reports that 1,505 responded to the online questionnaire. The survey reports detail similarities and differences between residents who responded by the two methods. The reports are available at www.pinellascounty.org/budget. In general, the surveys showed that residents have a strong sense of loyalty to the county with the majority being residents for more than 15 years with no plans to move. The county is in the fortunate position to not only have longer-term residents but to have those residents offer reasons for staying that heavily reflect their free will and choice to do so, HCP said in its report. However, people who took the phone survey were a bit more enthusiastic about their reasons to love Pinellas. The survey asks if residents would recommend Pinellas to a friend, family member or acquaintance as a place to live, work, raise children and/or retire. By phone, 74.6 percent said they would recommend Pinellas as a good place to raise children; however, only 45.8 percent of online respondents agreed. More than 72 percent of those surveyed by phone would recommend the county as a place to work, compared to 48 percent who answered the questions online. Both groups gave the county the best recommendation as a good place to live, 83.8 percent by phone and 65.1 percent online. Next highest marks came for retirement with 87.4 percent by phone and 60.7 percent online willing to give a recommendation. The majority in both surveys said they were mostly satisfied with the level of service the county provides. Pinellas County Commissioners, along with staff, will be using the survey information as they work to balance the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget. Survey takers were asked to rank county service areas by importance. Emergency services received top ranks with those who answered by phone giving fire service top billing and the online survey group putting 911 services first. Law enforcement ranked No. 2 online and No. 3 to those on the phone. Emergency management ranked high in importance with both groups as did solid waste collection, water quality and sewer services. Residents who answered by phone said emergency financial assistance to low-income residents is the least important county service. Online respondents said volunteering was least important. Both groups put street sweeping in the next to last spot for least important. According to the survey summary, citizens believe their needs are being met in terms of volunteer opportunities, cultural events, social and recreational activities. Residents indicated there was room for improvements for availability of affordable housing, employment and traffic flow. The county is still looking for citizen input as work continues on the budget. Residents are welcome to attend budget meetings and to submit opinions and suggestions online. Use the submit your suggestions box at www.pinellas county.org/budget. The budget page includes budget presentations, a meeting schedule and information on the budget process. Final budget hearings will take place in September. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
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Services are limited to: Driving skills exams, which are the hands-on road tests that new drivers must take to demonstrate competency before they obtain their regular Class E driver license; Department-ordered re-exams that are required when the Department believes there is a possibility that a driver is not able to operate a motor vehicle safely; and Hazardous-material fingerprinting for commercial driver license holders. For all other driver license services, customers may visit any of the Pinellas County Tax Collectors offices. For office locations, go to www.taxcollect .com. The Pinellas Park office will close permanently June 29, and the Pinellas County Tax Collectors Office will be the sole provider of driver license services. Many customers can skip the trip to an office and renew driver licenses, identification cards, and vehicle tags, as well as conduct other driving-related business online at www.GoRenew.com. Customers who renew online will be required to visit an office for the next renewal. The department does not charge a fee for using the Internet service. Florida now requires additional documents to obtain a new or renewed driver license or identification card. If you visit an office to make any type of driver license transaction, you should be prepared by bringing original documents to show proof of identification, Social Security number and residential address (two items). LOCAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com
4A SEB Beacon, June 7, 2012It is extremely rewarding to see alumni and current students working together for a worthwhile event, Lechner said. It will be fun to see our students imagine what life was like 30 years ago by having them contemplate how archaic life must have been compared to todays advanced technologies. Maybe this will inspire our Seminole Middle students to be participants in the next generation of great inventions. Hilda Rosselli, who is now dean of the College of Education at Western Oregon University, is flying in for the event and is excited to reconnect with her students and to examine the artifacts. So many things have changed in our world over the past 30 years, making this a valuable learning experience for current students at Seminole Middle School as well as a trip down memory lane for those who were part of the original project, Rosselli said. Hopefully, we buried an Abba eight-track tape so that we can explain to the current students who grew up with iPods! One of the former students, Julia Boisvert, will be there for the dig and is collaborating with Rosselli on a follow-up study of her ELP classmates. They are planning to share the results of their research at a national conference in February 2013. TIME CAPSULE, from page 1Apaid to maintain them. LaSala said it couldnt be done since the property was private. Bennett said in the case of Lake Sylvia, the county owns the easement. He said there had been past issues with flooding. He suggested that the water quality might have been affected by the use of the easement for flood control. Perhaps were overburdening in terms of water quality, he said. Yauch reminded commissioners that each pond had its history. History is important in this, Bennett said.The historyLake Sylvias history is told by Eco Pond Rescue, a Seminole company that began taking care of the lake in 2008. According to the website, ecopondrescue. com/lake_sylvia.html, Lake Sylvia is approximately 100 years old. It is located between 86th Avenue North and 84th Avenue with 122nd Street to the west and 119th Streetand the Pinellas Trail to the east. The 3.2-acre T-shaped lake started as a cattle pond. After that, it was an irrigation pond for an orange grove. In the 1960s, it became a retention area for Ridgewood Grove Estates subdivision. The ends were dug out and the lake was enlarged. Thirtyseven homes were built along its banks. Up until the early 1980s, only the water from surrounding streets flowed into the lake. Then the county expanded the drainage system to include 86 drains in a one-square-mile area all flowing into Lake Sylvia and then to Lake Walsingham watershed. And thats when the problems began. Overgrowth of water plants became a problem and the lake was treated with chemicals, killing all the vegetation, which sunk to the bottom. By the late 1990s, massive algae blooms were occurring. Finally, the neighborhood hired someone to treat the lake on a monthly basis. More algae died and sunk to the bottom of the lake. Fish kills and the smell of rotten vegetation were big issues. Then residents joined the countys Adopt a Pond program, which allowed residents to receive education and assistance. In 2007, Adopt a Pond was axed due to budget cuts and Eco Pond Rescue was given the contract to maintain the lake on behalf of the property owners living on its perimeter. Eco Pond Rescue was the brainchild of two of the 37 homeowners that live around the lake John Allan, who was a retired general contractor at the time, and his neighbor, Nick Reale, a Pinellas Park firefighter. Eco Pond Rescue utilizes a patent pending venturi aeration system to circulate and aerate ponds and lakes, along with more environmentally-friendly methods. It does not use chemicals, the treatment method of choice for companies hired prior, which Allan says contributed to the problem. Allan and Reale did the vast majority of the cleanup after EPR took over. In February 2009, they reported that the lake was beautiful and had made it through the summer with no fish kills or algae blooms. And there the story on the website ends. Allan explained that several changes have taken place since 2009. First, the lake manager died, and Reale left the company. In addition, Reyner, who is the new lake manager decided to discontinue using Eco Pond Rescue, Allan said. Allan does not dispute that Pinellas County played a part in creating the problems. He also does not dispute that by using Lake Sylvia as part of the stormwater management system that flooding issues in the area were improved. LAKE, from page 1Ainto the crowd afterward, making apprehension difficult. Tactics include breaking windows and other property damage. Black blocs first drew the attention of Americans in 1999 during demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in Seattle. The tactics first surfaced in Europe in the 1980s during protests against squatter evictions, nuclear power and restrictions on abortion. Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos said the primary concern in Pinellas is protesters blocking roadways leading to bridges, preventing delegate buses from leaving the beaches. Among the tactics that may or may not be used are tripods and sleeping dragons. Tripods, MacNamee said, are three tall posts with a person chained to the top with bicycle locks and chains around their necks. You cant take them down without killing them, said MacNamee. Sleeping dragons involve handcuffs and PVC pipe. A series of protesters are handcuffed together by chain through the PVC pipes, which sometimes are filled with concrete. The tactics take police longer than normal to break up, causing traffic to be backed up for longer periods. These are things theyve used in the past, said MacNamee. We have to prepare for these and anything new they may invent. He said the sleeping dragon protesters are often very organized with photographers and lawyers within their group so they can sue and get more money for their next demonstration. They incite police to act badly. Other less visible disruptions for local governments, he said, may include a bombardment of 911 calls to tie up the system and thousands of public records requests to tie up city employees. On another note, MacNamee reminded beach leaders that its hurricane season again and a good time to review plans. Do you have a debris management plan? Do you know where youll go to operate if you cant operate here (on the beaches)? he asked. Are you ready for damage assessment and recovery? MacNamee said the county has grant money available for a Coastal Community Summit that he hopes to organize next winter, probably in February. It would involve officials from Sanibel Island and Galveston, Texas, as officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to discuss what its like to go through a hurricane on a barrier island. The summit will likely take place at the Indian Shores Municipal Center.PPC-MPO updateSara Ward, interim executive director of the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Linda Fisher, principal planner for the Pinellas Planning Council, said the unification of the two organizations is in the works and will likely become official some time by March. The merger will create a new PPC that will oversee land use and transportation planning as an advisory board to the Pinellas County Commission. House Bill 869, which creates the new streamlined board, was signed into law recently by Gov. Rick Scott. Its implementation awaits final approval of the Pinellas MPOs reapportionment plan, which increases membership from 11 to 13 members. The two new reps will represent the beaches and inland communities currently not represented. Representatives will serve two-year terms and a total of four terms for eight years. BIG-C, from page 1ASEMINOLE Three local Rotary Clubs Seminole, Seminole Lake and Largo under the guidance of past district governor Harris Brown, are working to help the lives of more than 75 orphan boys in the Char Fasson orphanage in the poverty stricken area of lower Bangladesh. The orphanage depends on agriculture for its livelihood but without modern agricultural tools or access to potable water, its efforts have not been successful. Local seasonal resident Lesley Siemens recently visited the orphanage and was so impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the orphans that she came back to ask the Rotary Club of Seminole for help. Brown later invited the Seminole Lake and Largo clubs to assist in raising $3,000 needed to purchase a tractor/tiller and build a water well and pumping tower, which were completed recently. Siemens has since created a website and foundation (www.charfassonchildrensfund.org) to further help the orphanage become more self-sustaining. Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world with more than 33,000 clubs in over 150 countries. Although local Rotary clubs strive to improve the circumstances in their own country and locale, many projects like the Char Fasson project, extend over international boundaries. The Rotary project to rid the world of polio, which began in 1985, has eradicated the disease in all countries except Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. Nearly $1 billion has been raised thanks to the cooperation of the United Nations and a large donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Charitable Foundation. For more information about this project or Rotary contact Gene Stern, media chair of the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake, at 369-1512 or email gene.stern@LFG.com.Rotary clubs help Bangladesh orphansPhoto courtesy of GENE STERNLesley Siemens, far right, sits on a tractor/tiller at the Char Fasson orphanage in lower Bangladesh. Officials consider possible Pinellas Park medical district Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESSt. Petersburg Colleges Health Education Center would be the center of a proposed medical district encompassing an estimated 120 medical care providers and related businesses in the surrounding area. By JULIANA A. TORRESPINELLAS PARK St. Petersburg College, the city of Pinellas Park, the local chamber of commerce and about 120 medical providers surrounding the colleges Health Education Center would be included in a proposed medical district currently under consideration. Each month, were seeing more and more momentum grow on this project, where the communitys coming together to see the beneficial aspects of the district, said Jon Farris, president for the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce. The district would surround the colleges Health Education Center, which sits at the southeast corner of Park Boulevard and 66th Street. The discussion about the potential district began in November, Farris explained to the Pinellas Park City Council during a workshop May 22. During that first meeting last year, representatives from the chamber, the college and city staff met with a small group of medical providers in the target area to discuss the benefits of creating a medical district. Namely, the district could create an atmosphere for business development as well as foster employment for students of the medical field, Farris said. We believe that theres a real opportunity to seize and capitalize on whats already been established and to enhance, not just the businesses that are already established, but also to entice additional prospects from the outer realms of our city and our community, he said. The group decided to pursue the idea and, after meeting with a larger group of medical providers in January, a group of volunteers began to meet on a monthly basis. From a small group of a few people, we have seen this grow every month that we meet, said Phil Nicotera, provost of the colleges Health Education Center. More and more people come on board (and) want to be a part of this group. Nicotera said the idea of the medical district works into the colleges mission of enriching and becoming a part of the lives of the community surrounding it. Where were located on 66th and Park is a perfect hub to a wheel where all the other medical businesses radiate from. It seems just like a natural place to begin, he said. The group surveyed the rough one-mile radius surrounding the campus, specifically along 66th Street and Park Boulevard, and found about 120 medical related-businesses in the area. One such business is Wellspring Oncology, where the five physicians within the company have embraced the idea, said its director Lan Nguyen. When this project came up, they were very excited about the collaboration and networking opportunity, she said. The volatile economy and increasing competition in the medical field made the collaborative prospect enticing, she added. The group is working toward a launch date of Aug. 11, when the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society will hold a health fair at the St. Petersburg College, offering free physicals and vaccinations to students for the start of the school year. The Osteopathic Society would like to do this to give back to the community thats been so good to them. This is their way of giving back to all of us to supporting them. They hope to make this an annual event, Nicotera said, explaining that the college was happy to co-sponsor the event by providing the space for them to do so. There is still a lot work to be done before that date. The volunteers have organized into nine subcommittees, tackling topics such as organization structure, branding and marketing, district benefits, health trends, funding, partnerships, research and the organization of the health fair. Theres still some real challenges on the table, Farris said. We have to realize that this is one component of an already structured community. One of the challenges the group was working on was how the district might be financed. What were discovering is there are options (that) hopefully within the next two months, will be more official, Farris said. He also said that the group hadnt defined what the citys participation would be, explaining that the groups primary objective during the workshop was to introduce the concept. At some time, if things go right, we may seek fee waivers, but the benefits would have to be presented at the same time, said Joe Incorvia, principal planner for Pinellas Park and also the citys liaison within the medical district meetings. Already the district partners have a number of benefits in mind. At this point, we anticipate it being either improved tax base, expanded businesses and employment opportunities, positive public relations and image, which we hope to really start seeing come August, improved medical services to community, maybe a reduced-cost employee clinic, maybe even a YMCA, Incorvia said. Overall, the council was supportive of the idea. Whatever we can do to make this thing work, well work with it, Councilman Rick Butler said. Councilwoman Patti Johnson asked if the medical district would include veterinary services. Just in Pinellas Park, we have approximately 600 horses. The closest large animal vet is in Odessa, she said. The group was receptive to the idea of both including veterinarians and in using the district to draw specific needs to the community. This was the sort of thing we envisioned, Nguyen said. Mayor Sandra Bradbury agreed that the collaboration could be beneficial to the community. It is an opportunity that has nothing but the opportunity to grow, she said. In other action, during their May 24 meeting, council members: Allowed an automotive repair business to move into a currently vacant lot at 7750 Park Blvd., a request that the citys Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the council deny. Approved a landscape waiver for a Wawa convenience store and gas station to be built at 6200 34th Street. The site, which would be the second Wawa location in Pinellas Park, could be the third to be built in Tampa Bay, a Wawa representative told the council.Briey First area Wawa store breaks ground on GandyPINELLAS PARK Wawa, a food store and gas station based in the mid-Atlantic, broke ground in Pinellas Park May 16, at the site of its first store to be built in the Tampa Bay region. The future store, at 3101 Gandy Blvd., is scheduled to open Feb. 6, 2013 and will be followed by four other stores in Tampa, Port Richey and New Port Richey. Wawa President Chris Gheysens told the group of local dignitaries May 16 that the store planned a longterm commitment in Florida. We scoured the country, really for years to look for the right place for the goose to land, he said, referencing the stores namesake and mascot. Wally has landed right here in Central Florida. We dont take that lightly. The store, which offers fresh food including built-toorder hoagies and coffee and other Wawa brand foods, is based in the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, where its headquartered. It started its foray into Florida in the Orlando and Kissimmee area, with the first of five stores in that region to open July 18. Its our first real lead market for us outside of our five-state area, said Carol Jensen, Wawa chief marketing officer. Were just really proud to be sharing this milestone with you. The future Pinellas Park store is a part of the Gateway development district, on the north side of Gandy Boulevard. You got the best location in the entire city, Pinellas Park Councilman Rick Butler said. I really am making a prediction that youre probably going to have the No. 1 store in the state of Florida in this location. He and other local officials alluded to a possible second Wawa location in Pinellas Park but gave no details. Gheysens said the company was currently investigating 60 other sites in the region. Wawa came to the area in part because of the name recognition. Each local store employs about 35 people at competitive salaries with eligibility for health benefits and employee ownership in the privately owned company, he said. Were going to make this our new Wawa land. As part of that, were going to spend some money, Gheysens said. We invest about $6 million per location right into the local economy. Juliana Torres Burgess seeks Circuit Judge seatSEMINOLE Longtime Pinellas County prosecutor Bill Burgess of Seminole recently announced his candidacy for Circuit Judge, Group 15. He will face off against non-partisan opponent Andy Steingold of Safety Harbor in the Aug. 14 primary election. Before joining the State Attorneys office 16 years ago, Burgess served as an officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces.RNC information session plannedST. PETE BEACH Matt Becker, chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention, will be speaking to local businesses to answer questions you may have Thursday, June 14, 5:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Reservations are necessary. For further information, call the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce at 360-6957.Sobush to address Seminole ChamberSEMINOLE David Sobush, the business intelligence officer for the Tampa Bay Partnership, will discuss the race to 500,000 jobs at the next Seminole Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, June 21, 11:30 a.m., at the Seminole Library Conference Center. The cost is $15 per person and reservations are requested. Call the chamber office at 392-3245.Beaches Chamber plans mixer at The HangarThe Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its next mixer on Wednesday, June 13, at The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. The Hangar will provide an array of complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Drink specials are available daily before 6 p.m. Also, Wednesdays are $5 burgers from open to close. Live Jimmy Buffett style music will play from 6 to 9 p.m. The sponsor is Alligator Attraction of Johns Pass Village. The mixer will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Page at 360-6957 or RSVP@tampabay beaches.com.Journaling workshop slated at librarySEMINOLE Author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and journaling guide Linda Burhans will conduct journaling workshops on Monday, June 11, 2 and 6 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College. Burhans will show workshop participants how journaling can help with clarifying thoughts and feelings, reducing stress, solving problems more effectively and overcoming disagreements with others. Free journal notebooks will be provided. To register call 394-6923 or email mbryan@semi nole.com. The library is located at 9200,113th St. N.
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Antique Appraisal Fair Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local experts will be on hand to assist citizens on placing prices on treasures at this fundraising event supporting Heritage Village. Presented by the Pinellas County Historical Society, those attending will have the opportunity to obtain an approximate appraisal on items they may consider family heirlooms. Cost is $5 an item. Call 582-2233 or visit www.pinellascounty.org.
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Another car wash will follow on June 30 during the same hours at the same location.Scott to entertain at Sunday MusicaleSEMINOLE The music of television and radio personality Billy Scott will be featured at the next Sunday Musicale on June 10, 3 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library. Admission is free. The Friends of the Seminole Community Library sponsor the event.Toastmasters meet TuesdaysSEMINOLE The Seminole SPC Toastmasters group meets Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. The meetings are open to the public. Toastmasters exists to help folks become successful speakers and leaders. It is a self-paced, timetested program that helps participants gain confidence in their personal and professional life. Visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org or call 688-3420.Seminole plans specialty campsSEMINOLE The Seminole Recreation Department is offering a number of specialty summer camps at the recreation center beginning in early June. Registration is currently under way. Space is limited. Participants must have a valid Seminole Recreation membership to register. The camp line up is: June 11-15, baton/cheerleading, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 5 and up, $55. June 18-22, basketball, 8:30 a.m. to noon, ages 8-13, $75. June 18-22, dinosaur, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 715, $110. June 25-29, soccer, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., ages 7-11, $55. July 2-6, archery, 9 to 10 a.m., ages 8-10, $30. July 2-6, archery. 10 to 11 a.m., ages 11-15, $30. July 2-6, archery, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 8-15, $30. July 9-13, triathlon, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 8-14, $60. July 23-27, drawing and painting, 2 to 4 p.m., ages 7-12, $55. July 30-Aug. 3, archery, 9 to 10 a.m., ages 810, $35. July 30-Aug. 3, archery, 10 to 11 a.m., ages 1115, $35. July 30-Aug. 3, archery, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 8-15, $35. Aug. 6-10, racquetball, 9 to 11 a.m., ages 1115, $40. For more information, call Duane Crandall at 391-8345.Chouinard to speak at Seminole LibrarySEMINOLE Author and researcher Pat Chouinard will speak on his new book Forgotten Worlds: From Atlantis to the X-Woman of Siberia and the Hobbits of Flores, on Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m., at the Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. Chouinard is a writer, freelance journalist, and former producer of Archaeology TV, and is the editor-in-chief of The New Archaeology Review. For more information, call 394-6923.Around Seminole Recycling discussionPhoto by MARY HAMPTONMelissa Madden, an environmental specialist with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, was the speaker at the May 7 meeting of the Seminole Discussion Group on Recycling and Sustainability at the Seminole Community Library. In front, from left, are Madden, Seminole City Councilor Patricia Plantamura and Susan Pelz, waste program administrator for DEP; back row, Bill Embree, Pinellas County Utilities; Seminole Vice Mayor Leslie Waters, Seminole Public Works Director Jeremy Hockenbury, Dunedin Sustainability Coordinator Valerie Brown and Largo Recycling Coordinator Marissa Segundo. The group meets monthly. For more information, email Mary Hampton at email@example.com. On stage Photo courtesy of CAROL ZACURTrace Zacur of Seminole, left, performs on stage May 26 with the Steve Arvey Horn Band during Bands on the Sand in Treasure Island. Zacur performed two songs at the invitation of the group. Earlier this year, he was named the Seminole Middle School Jazz Performer of the Year and Top Jazz Soloist at Festival Disney. Standing next to him is band member Tim Eddy, who is also a music teacher at Seminole Music and Sound, 10720 Park Blvd.
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Here and there Rays wives plan benefit fashion showThe wives of the Tampa Bay Rays players will host the seventh annual Rays on the Runway fashion show Thursday, June 14 to benefit the Childrens Dream Fund, a nonprofit organization that fulfills dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses living on the West Coast of Florida. The show will be held at the Marriott St. Petersburg at 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., beginning with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle with Rays players and get autographs. There also will be a raffle, which will include gift baskets prepared by Rays wives filled with their husbands favorite things. The high-style experience will be centered on the fashion show styled by Saks Fifth Avenue and featuring Rays players, coaches and their wives. Children whose dreams have been fulfilled through the Childrens Dream Fund will also take the stage to model alongside the players. The fashion show will begin at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert and champagne reception. Baseballs for players autographs will be sold for $20 at the event. No personal items will be permitted inside the venue. Advance ticket sales and sponsorships are available. General admission tickets are $125 for adults and $75 for children 17 and under. Patron Tickets are $250 for adults and $125 for children 17 and under. Patron tickets include reserved seating at the runway, a baseball for autographs and name recognition in the event program. To pre-purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.childrens dreamfund.org. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Cindy Stokes at cstokes@childrensdream fund.org. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended since the event is expected to be a sell-out.Tap dance audition setCLEARWATER The Resident Youth Tap Dance Company will host auditions Monday, June 18, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Marcia P. 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Today, more than 123,000 active duty, reserve and civilian members of the Navy total force identify themselves as African-American.Notebook LaSala to speak to Democratic ClubPINELLAS PARK Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala will speak to the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club Thursday, June 14, during the clubs meeting at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. LasSala, who began serving in Pinellas County about five years ago, will update the club on plans, challenges, budget cuts and the general health and future of Pinellas County government. Also speaking will be the Rev. Charles McKenzie, previously scheduled to speak at the club. McKenzie, a minister, teacher, radio personality and author, is the Florida coordinator for the Rainbow Push Coalition. The Greater Pinellas Democratic Club meeting will start with cash bar cocktails and social time at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the guest speakers presentations, questions and discussion. The public is welcome to attend. Reservations are requested. Dinner costs $15. Call Betty Morgenstein at 360-3971.Jewish Genealogical Society to meetCLEARWATER The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m., at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd. The event will feature a presentation by Bill Israel, who serves on the board of the Lithuanian-Jewish Special Interest Group, and who is a past president and a founding member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 343-1652.
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Snack vendors and childrens activities will be available before and during the movie. The event is free to the public. For additional information, contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237 or visit the citys website at www.mytreasureisland.org.ISPOA schedules monthly gatheringINDIAN SHORES The Indian Shores Property Owners Association plans its monthly happy hour gathering Wednesday, June 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Jimmy Guanas in the Holiday Inn Harbourside at 401 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach. For further information, call Art Newsome at 4180220.Garden sale to benefit ERAREDINGTON BEACH A garden sale to benefit the National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance to pass the ERA will be held June 8-9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 305 173rd Ave. N. The sale features low-cost plants that are easy to grow: Red geraniums; ferns; radiant red, salmon, yellow canna; ginger; frangi-panni (Hawaiian lei flower plants) pink, red, yellow, white; red kalanchoe; red/pink salvia; oregano, basil plants; one full white mum; one red poincianna small tree. Some freebies. Nursing texts and journals.Hurricane awareness event scheduledINDIAN SHORES The sixth annual Indian Shores-Redington Shores Hurricane Awareness Gathering will be held Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m., at Indian Shores Municipal Center. The public is invited to hear presentations from Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure and Pinellas Countys Tom Iovino. Information packets will be given to all in attendance.Indian Shores plans Read & Feed eventINDIAN SHORES The town will host a Read and Feed discussion of F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby Monday, June 11, 5 p.m., at the town library, 19305 Gulf Blvd. The Great Gatsby, often cited as the great American novel, is a timeless story of loves and lives lost in pursuit of elusive dreams. The staff also will host a jazz age party with Roaring s food and libations for $5. The public is welcome. Flapper garb is encouraged but optional. Register at the library, Monday and Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The number of attendees is limited to 20. Cut off for reservations is June 9. For more information, call 542-9742 or visit www.myindianshores.com.Treasure Island slates Saturday SunsetsTREASURE ISLAND The City of Treasure Islands Saturday Sunsets is a sunset celebration that takes place along Treasure Islands beach on the first and third Saturdays in June and July behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. This free family event features artisans, food vendors, crafters, and live musical entertainment, weather permitting, from 1 to 9 p.m. The schedule is: Saturday, June 16 1 to 4 p.m., Sunza Beaches; 5 to 8:30 p.m., Michael Nichols. Saturday, July 7 1 to 4 p.m., Calamity Jane; 5 to 8:30 p.m., Paul Anthony. Saturday, July 21 1 to 4 p.m., De Lieed Parrots; 5 to 8:30 p.m., Michael Nichols. Parking is available on the beach for a fee of $5 per vehicle. Entrance to the beach parking is at 112th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard. The event is free to the public. For additional information, contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 547-4575, ext. 237 or visit www.mytreasureisland.org.Fourth of July celebration plannedTREASURE ISLAND A day of live music, food, family games and fireworks is planned Wednesday, July 4 on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort. The Dads Club from St. John Vianney Catholic Church and School, along with the Bilmar Beach Resort, West Coast Kayak, Oceanus Slide and the City of Treasure Island, are sponsoring an All American July 4th Celebration from noon to 9 p.m. The music lineup includes the Blue Riders, noon to 2 p.m.; a yet to be named group, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Soundwave, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to music and a variety of vendors, there will be watermelon and hot dog eating contests. Fireworks are scheduled for 8:45 p.m. The event is free. Paid beach parking will be available at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The Dads Club raises funds to support the St. John Vianney Catholic Schools teachers supplies, athletic programs and facility improvements to enhance the childrens faith formation and education experience.Treasure Island offers summer campsTREASURE ISLAND The City of Treasure Island Recreation Department is offering three summer camps for children this summer. A 10-week recreational camp for children ages 5 to 13 will be held June 11 to Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before and after care is provided for an additional fee. Family discounts are available for registration fees. Registration will be held in the City Hall Recreation Department at 120 108th Ave., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, parties, guest speakers and entertainment, movies and field trips. For additional information, call the Recreation Department at 547-4575. Participants can obtain registration forms and additional information at www.mytreasureisland.org/recreation. Additionally, golf and tennis camps for juniors ages 5 and older are planned at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd. Camps will be held June 11 to Aug. 17, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. For additional information, please call Treasure Bay at 360-6062. Visit www.mytreasureisland.org/recreation.SPB pool passes to go on saleST. PETE BEACH For the months of June and July, the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is selling all yearly pool passes for 50 percent off. St. Pete Beach residents and nonresidents are both eligible to purchase child, adult, senior or family year pool passes at the discounted rate. Stop by the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, any day in June or July to purchase your passes. Call 363-9264 for more details.
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Weldon failed to stop, the FHP said, resulting in the front of his car colliding with the rear of Dionisios Konstantatos 2009 Chevy Corvette, which then hit the rear of Brianna Stones 2004 Mitsubishi. Konstantatos, 65, received critical injuries and was transported to Bayfront Medical Center. Stone, 16, of St. Petersburg and her passenger Alexis West, 17, of Gulfport received minor injuries. Weldon was not injured. Northbound Seminole Boulevard was closed for more than an hour to investigate the crash. Charges are pending, the FHP report said.Deputies investigating possible suicideSEMINIOLE Pinellas County sheriffs deputies say the death of a Seminole man by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning may have been a suicide. Deputies responded to a residence on Ridgeland Drive in unincorporated Seminole about 5 p.m. May 31 after Brian Narrons girlfriend found him unresponsive inside his garage. Narron, 41, had been working on a motorized scooter. The garage door was closed. Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and transported Narron to Largo Medical Suncoast for treatment. Narron was pronounced deceased at the hospital. At first, deputies said the death appeared to be an accident. Later Thursday night, authorities said the death might have been self-inflicted. A note believed to be a suicide message was located in the garage.Man in jail after threatening RealtorLARGO A Largo man is in custody after threatening a Realtor with a gun about 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Pinellas County sheriffs deputies arrested Timothy Vaughn Lee, 44, and charged him with aggravated assault. Bond was set at $5,000. According to the sheriffs report, Sherry Lowry was showing a house to a client when Lee, the current tenant, showed a gun and threatened to shoot them. Lowry and her client safely left the residence and called the Sheriffs Office. When deputies arrived on the scene, they set a perimeter around the neighborhood and attempted to contact Lee multiple times. Deputies said Lee was uncooperative at first and would not answer the phone or come to the door. He eventually surrendered peacefully and was taken to jail.Results of holiday enforcement releasedLARGO The Pinellas County sheriffs Marine Unit maintained a high profile on local waterways over the Memorial Day Weekend, beginning on Friday night, May 25, and continuing through midnight on Monday, May 28. Marine Unit deputies responded to multiple incidents throughout the holiday weekend to include several water rescue calls, which ended with no injuries or deaths, and one boating accident with minor injuries. Summary of the proactive enforcement and other activity: 5 assist of other agencies Clearwater Police Department, Dunedin Fire Department, U.W. Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and U.S. Coast Guard 106 boating safety equipment inspections 93 warnings 20 boating citations 14 ordinances 1 boating accident 1 traffic stop 116 area checks 2 field interview requests (citizen contact) 1 patrol back up 17 arrests 1 warrant (felony) 2 public assists The purpose of the weekends campaign and enforcement effort was to reduce or eliminate injuries and deaths associated with holiday traffic and boating crashes in Pinellas County.Two injured when car veers off U.S. 19PALM HARBOR Two Clearwater women were taken to St. Josephs Hospital Friday, June 1, after suffering injuries when a car veered off U.S. 19 and struck them as they were standing on the sidewalk near a crosswalk signal. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Jeffrey Joseph Albert, 17, of Clearwater was driving his 2006 Ford Fusion northbound on U.S. 19 when he failed to slow or stop his vehicle as traffic ahead of him slowed. To avoid a collision, Albert drove onto the east shoulder of U.S. 19 near the intersection of Tampa Road. Karen Rose Steinbrecher, 56, and Tomana Monic Swartz, 30, both of Clearwater were standing at the pedestrian cross signal and planning to walk westbound across U.S. 19 in the painted crosswalk on the south end of the intersection. Albert hit both women, who suffered minor injuries. Albert was charged with careless driving.School vending machines burglarizedDUNEDIN The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office is continuing to investigate a burglary to multiple vending machines at Dunedin High School located at 1651 Pinehurst Road. Deputies responded to Dunedin High School at about 4:32 a.m. May 25 after a school employee arrived on campus and discovered the break-in. According to deputies, about 15 vending machines were broken into. Deputies say the damage is estimated to be at about $500 per machine plus cash taken.Bank robbery suspect on the loosePINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park police are looking for a man suspected of robbing the Bank of America at 10200 66th St. N. at around 9 a.m. May 25. A single suspect entered the bank and showed a note to the teller, demanding money and implying that he had a gun, according to a preliminary investigation. After the teller gave him cash, he left on foot, heading southwest from the bank. Police responded just after 9 a.m. A department K-9 unit tried to find the suspect but was unsuccessful. The suspect was described as a white male, between 20to 40-years-old and between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved white shirt, khaki pants, a baseball cap, dark shoes and possibly a wig. Anyone who may have witnessed the suspect in the area during or near the time of the robbery or might have information that would lead to the identity of the suspect can call the Criminal Investigation Section of the Pinellas Park Police Department at 541-0758. To remain anonymous or to be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 800-873-TIPS or at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.orgPolice investigating after body found in firePINELLAS PARK A body found as Pinellas Park firefighters extinguished a house fire May 29 is being investigated as a homicide. Firefighters and police responded to a house fire at 6498 76th Ave. N. at around 2 p.m. After the male body was found inside, Pinellas Park detectives reported that the circumstances were suspicious and began investigating. The state fire marshal also began investigating the cause of the fire, which has been classified as arson. The victim has been identified as Gary Yarnell, 69, of Pinellas Park, according to police. Yarnell was the resident of the house where the fire took place. Anyone who may have information related to this case can contact the Pinellas Park Police Department Criminal Investigations at 541-0758. To remain anonymous or to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 800-873-TIPS or visit www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.Man allegedly admits to recent homicideCLEARWATER Clearwater police report that Dominic Panzino, 36, was arrested May 30 in Revere, Mass., when officers found him with a disabled stolen vehicle. Clearwater Police officers traveled to Revere to interview the suspect, and he allegedly confessed to the homicide of Kathryn Schroepfor on May 26, according to a Clearwater police Facebook report. Exact charges related to the homicide are still being determined, and additional charges are pending. Schroepfor, 91, was found dead in her home on May 26, the report said. Initial indication was that it was a natural death, but detectives had concerns, so they ordered an autopsy. Upon investigation, the death was deemed a homicide.Sheriffs debate location setCLEARWATER A Pinellas County sheriffs candidates debate will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Octagon Arts Center located at 2470 Nursery Road, located between U.S. 19 and Belcher Road. All candidates that qualified for the primary election in August are expected to participate. On April 18, candidates outlined their differing positions in sheriffs candidate forum hosted by the National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum in Dunedin, where more than 200 voters heard from all six announced candidates as they answered questions from forum moderator, Al Ruechel. The Bay News 9 senior anchor will again question candidates as the debate moderator on July 17. Debate organizers and sponsors expect a larger audience due to expectations of an increased voter turnout.
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Sports 13A Beacon, June 7, 2012 041912 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County060712 Pinellas Park 3BR/2BA/1CG $125,900 Beautifully maintained 3/2/1 pool home. Kitchen offers plenty of cabinet and counter space. Enclosed lanai off the dining area. Open pool area with landscaped yard and sprinkler system. Autumn Run subdivision, located close to shopping, Gulf beaches and more.The Vorac GroupRealty Executives Adamo Seminole 2BR/2BA $160,000 Great split plan home with 1,494 sq. ft. This spacious home features open foyer entrance, circle drive, new Pergo floors, newer appliacnes, inside utility, hurricane shutters and more. Move-in ready.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo Pinellas Park 3BR/2BA/2CG $180,000 Enjoy entertaining and cookouts from the 40 ft. screened porch and spacious wood deck overlooking lush park-like setting and sparkling pool. Remodeled bathrooms and hall bath has Jacuzzi tub.Darla SchroederCentury 21 Real Estate Champions St. Petersburg 1BR/1BA $13,000 Cute 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo located in the heart of St. Pete. Living/dining room combo, carpet, ceramic tile and laminate flooring. Needs some TLC but has lots of potential.Laura HarrisonRealty Executives Adamo SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 050312 New & New to You Clothing For Voluptuous Women Formal, Bridal Party, Layaway AvailableCome see our ne selection of 1x-5x size Business Casual, Stylish Chic, Dressy & Formal Wear. Footwear sizes 10-13, Jewelry, Purses & Accessories. If we dont have what you are looking for, well try to help you nd it! Get a FREE T-Shirt!with purchase of $50 or more. 1 per customer. Hours: Tues. Sat. 10am-5pm Closed Sun. & Mon.6993 66th St. N, Pinellas Park 727-547-2646040512 Trophy tarpon Photo courtesy of NOAH EPSTEINNoah Epstein, left, of Largo reeled in this 120-pound tarpon May 27 while fishing off the Redington Long Pier. Epstein used a ladyfish to catch the trophy fish. Helping him hoist it are Troy Romano, center, and Kris Stein.Wind hampers good fishingStrong onshore winds all week have made it difficult to do much if any beach tarpon fishing let alone any other type of fishing outside of the pass, including bottom fishing for red snapper which opened the end of last week. I suppose this isnt too good of a sign if were battling tropical storms and lowpressure systems this early in the storm season. However an angler always has options around here. Big high tides this week have made it possible to fish for high water redfish for much of the afternoon. Cut pinfish chucked under the mangroves has been the most productive way to get bit. The tide is just too high and the fish are pushed well under the trees making it almost impossible to throw artificial lures. Tarpon are still a possibility on these west winds, especially as we get away from this full moon. You just have to find those deep water Back Bay haunts that might hold a few laid up tarpon in the early morning. Or better yet head down to the Sunshine Skyway. The big bridge is holding good numbers of fish especially on the incoming tide. Free-line threadfins along the pilings and move out to Egmont on the afternoon outgoing tide for a potential crab flush. And as for the red snapper opening, Sunday was the first day I heard of anyone being able to get offshore. Fishing was excellent from those I talked to, as it should be considering we have a thriving population of red snapper off our coast. Best depths seem to be 80 to 130 feet of water. This might seem vague considering that theres a 20-mile gap between the two depths, but the idea is that there are a lot of red snapper out there and they typically get bigger the deeper you go. Target ledges and general hard-bottom areas. Live pinfish are your best bet while frozen sardines and cigar minnows will also work. Until next week ... get bent.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein RoundupChiefs schedule conditioning campSEMINOLE The Seminole Chiefs youth football organization is accepting registration for its conditioning camp June 18-22, 6 to 8 p.m., at the SYAA complex. Registration dates are Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, June 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost of the conditioning camp is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a pizza party. Registration also continues for players to participate in league play, which starts July 16. For additional details, email email@example.com.Northside names volleyball coachSEMINOLE Whitney Elam was recently named coach of the volleyball team at Northside Christian School. Elam, a Sarasota native, previously coached three years at Union College, Barbourville, Ky., where she compiled a 79-30 overall record and a 40-8 mark in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Montevallo (Ala.) where she played volleyball for four years and earned a bachelors degree in mass communications. Elam also earned a masters degree in health and physical education at Union.Points fishing tourney slatedMADEIRA BEACH A free rodeo-style points fishing tournament is planned June 14-16 by the Old Salt Fishing Foundation. The Bone Fishing Slam will feature inshore and offshore divisions with over 20 species to fish for. The object of the tournament is to get the most points. The best sixfish aggregate of points wins. A maximum of six fish will be weighed in and no more than two of the same species. There will be guaranteed payouts of $7,500 plus prize packages for youth, ladies and the best Fathers Day team. Preregistration is required online by Tuesday, June 12. Visit www.oldsaltfishing.org/tournaments/bone-fishing-slam. The event is sponsored by The Bone radio station (102.5-FM).Registration continues for kids triathlonSEMINOLE Registration is under way for the eighth annual Tri if you Dare Kids Triathlon Sunday, July 1 at the Seminole Recreation Center. The competition is open to kids ages 5 to 15. The event will be a run/bike/pool swim triathlon. All participants will receive a finishers medal, event T-shirt and post race pool party. Distances as follows: Ages 5-6: run .25 mile/bike 1 mile/swim 25 yards. Ages 7-10: run .5 mile/bike 2 miles/swim 100 yards. Ages 11-15: run 1 mile/bike 4 miles/swim 150 yards. Early registration fees are $35 prior to June 23. Late registration fees are $40 after June 24. No race day registration is available. Mandatory packet pickup for participants is 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 30 at the recreation center. Race registration is available at www.myseminole.com/tri.htm.Basketball camps set at Seminole HighSEMINOLE A pair of boys and girls youth basketball camps under the direction of Coach Josh Walker are scheduled June 11-15 and June 18-22 at Seminole High School. Each camp is $125 and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Walker said the camps are designed to give kids a fun and exciting introduction to the fundamentals of basketball that will maximize and develop their basketball skills, coordination, and athleticism. The June 11-15 camp is for ages 11 to 13 and the June 18-22 camp is for ages 7 to 10. For further information, call Walker at 744-0932.Beckman named SPC baseball coachCLEARWATER Ryan Beckman was named the baseball coach at St. Petersburg College June 1. He was interim coach last season after replacing former coach Rob Francis who was dismissed shortly before the 2012 season began. Beckman, 27, grew up in Dunedin and played baseball at Dunedin High School and Pasco-Hernando Community College. Ryan did an exceptional job for us last season under very difficult circumstances, Athletic Director Mark Strickland said. We had a lot of strong candidates but felt Ryan had earned the right for this opportunity. Beckman said he was thankful for the opportunity. I know the great history St. Petersburg College has in baseball and Im excited to be able to work hard to maintain that, he said.Challenger soccer camp plannedSEMINOLE The Challenger British Soccer Camp is set July 9-13 at the Seminole Youth Athletic Association fields at 12100 90th Ave. N. The camp is open to ages 3 to 16 for either halfor full-day camps. The cost is between $100 to $123 for half days, 9 to 11 a.m.; and $177 for full days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camps feature an all-British coaching staff, a camp T-shirt, soccer ball and individual skills evaluation. For more information, email Sherri McCarthy at Andycap1@tam pabay.rr.com or call 235-3378. Visit www.syaasports.com.Tides WGA resultsSEMINOLE Results of the Tides Womens Golf Association odd holes event played May 22 at The Tides Golf Club: Flight A Karen Galinowski, 32.5; Dolly Wicht, 37.5; and Carol Johnson, 39.5. Flight B No scores. Flight C Lorraine Taylor, 33; Linda Bullerman, 42. Nine-hole winner Sybil Enfeld, 24. Results of the May 29 six-six-six event: First place Joyce Cooney, Bettye Crane, Kathy Davis and Judy McNamee, 131. Second place Karen Galinowski, Jeannie Pichee and Dolly Wicht, 134. Third place Marilyn Barber, Nancy Briner, Marie Costello and Marilyn Wentzel, 138. Whitney Elam
Beacon, June 7, 2012 Bella Playa Townhome on the GulfLuxurious beachfront 3BR/3.5BA Mediterranean styledtownhome Top of the line everything Spacious 3 car garage Elevator, 3 large decks, panoramic Gulf views! Priced to sell at $999K Call Rich at (727) 902-1437 for your viewing! RICHRIPPETOEColdwell Banker Sun Vista Realty, Inc.727-902-1437www.BeachRealEstatePro.com RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. 060712 051712 Gulf Coast Realty Chris Coston418-224413800 Park Blvd. Seminole Open House Sunday June 10th 1-3pm13022 106 Ave. N. $569,000 060712Then come see this one! Over an acre of tranquility and 3,942 sq. ft. of living space. 5BR/4BA, Office. This home has plenty of charm and every amenity. Picture perfect and just waiting for new owners. See you Sunday! Would you spend $3,400 per month for your Dream Home? Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole Title Company 392-5906011212 060712 For more info about me & my listings, scan this QR code or visit my website at www.MaryKSells.com.Century 21 Hall of Fame Member & Centurion Producer The Mary K Team Mary Kottich, Realtor727-398-7771 x1011727-510-5251MKottich@aol.comExperiencedKnowledgeableHard WorkingDependableDetail Oriented 8668 Park Blvd. Ste G Seminole, FL 33777 www.MaryKSells.com Somerset Lakes3BR/2BA w/1,472 Sq. Ft. Swimming Pool Updates Throughout Screened Patio $139,900 Clearwater Townhouse3BR/2.5BA/2CG w/1,566 Sq. Ft. Townhouse w/pond view Fresh paint & carpet Bonus enclosed FL room $119,900 Oakhurst Short Sale2BR/1BA/2CG, 1,154 Sq. Ft. Remodeled Kitchen Fenced backyard Seminole Schools $99,900 N. Redington Beach2BR/2BA/1CG w/1,346 Sq. Ft. Waterfront w/Access Dock & Lifts Open Floor Plan $319,900 Seminole Grove Estx.4BR/2BA/2CG, 1,726 Sq. Ft. Split Floorplan Custom Remodeled Kit. Pool & Spa w/Waterfall $245,000 Seminole Gardens1BR/1BA w/874 Sq. Ft., First Floor w/pond view Some Updates 55+, no pets, 90 day lease $35,000 NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED CONTRACT PENDING CONTRACT PENDING Real Estate Champions 4350 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708For more details visit C21champs.com/MLS.Ad060712 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY www.c21champs.comEach Ofce Independently owned & operated727-398-2774 2/2/2 SEMINOLE HOMEShort sale. Cherry color Pergo flooring in kitchen and living/dining room area. Pine color Pergo flooring in guest bedroom and neutral carpet in master bedroom. Newer windows, garage door and new HVAC system (with heat pump) installed 2011. Roof replaced 2001 with 30-year shingles. Utility room has a stackable washer/dryer hookup and full bathroom (no tub). Steel shed in backyard for storage. Koi pond for your relaxation/ meditation (just add fish). For the cooler days in Florida a great, covered, screened porch with TV bracket to watch those football games. This is a must see home that is close to shopping, banks, restaurants and public transportation. In turn-key condition too! MLS#U7526259. Fatigati. $123,000. OPEN AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BALovely home with many updates. Eat-in kitchen with newer cabinets. Family room overlooking large fenced yard. Ceramic tile throughout with exception of wood laminate in two of the bedrooms. Many windows were replaced. Sprinkler system using reclaimed water. Alarm system. Roof approximately 10 years old. Close to bus line. Minutes to Fort DeSoto Park. Easy commute to Tampa and Sarasota. MLS#U7538203. Coughlan. $149,900. 2/2 LOS PRADOS CONDOFirst floor end unit just steps away from the heated pool/spa area. Private open front porch for grilling and relaxing. Huge master bedroom with en-suite bath. Full sized washer/dryer in unit. Covered parking. Come home to this tranquil and tropical resort-style setting. Easy access to Tampa and all major roads! MLS#U7539431. Sundell & Enright. $68,000. 2BR/2BA SYRACUSE BUILDINGThis is the newest building in Five Towns and offers a secure lobby and a great view. 1,765 sq. ft. unit is freshly painted and features a formal dining room, large living room, Florida room plus an enclosed balcony with hurricane windows and hurricane shutters, large master bedroom and bath with a huge walk-in closet. Unit also has a large utility room with full size washer and dryer, utility sink and lots of cabinets for storage. Enjoy all that Five Towns has to offer. A must see, with 2 clubhouses, 6 pools, gym room, billiard room, library room and much more. Shopping, banking, restaurants and more. Also a short drive to local beaches. MLS#U7540661. Cover & Dudinsky. $114,900. AMAZING WATERFRONT POOL HOMEOpen floor plan with 3 bedrooms/3 baths upstairs and huge first level bonus area with full bath. Home features custom kitchen with granite countertops, crown molding throughout and travertine floors. Large waterfront balcony across the back of the home offers amazing water views. Large fenced backyard with in-ground pool within walking distance to the Gulf and Johns Pass. MLS#U7541442. Bowman. $910,000. GREAT INCOME PROPERTY!This tri-plex has one 2 bedrooms/1bath and two 1 bedroom/1 bath unit. Tenant occupied. Income starts immediately after closing. Remodeled in 2010. New roof in 2010. Zoning approval for all units. Located close to downtown, Tropicana Field, restaurants and so much more. MLS#U7549374. Schmidt. $126,900 5/3/2 LAKEVIEW HOME3 story, 3,032 sq. ft. home with view of lake. Features open kitchen, lots of storage, 2 fireplaces and remodeled master bedroom has spa tub and separate shower with a balcony that overlooks Lake Seminole. Large fenced yard with pool on private cul-de-sac. Close to shopping and beaches. Roof new 2005, A/C 4 years old. A lot of home for the money. MLS#U7548834. Clark. $260,000. AFFORDABLE POOL HOMEThis home is in need of some updating but has lots of space. There is a very large yard in addition to a sparkling in-ground pool. One of 3 bedrooms has its own bath, walk-in closet and door to backyard. Location is convenient to schools, shopping, beaches, and library. MLS#U7548227. Schroeder. $95,000. TAMPA 3/2/2 SPLIT PLAN WITH FIREPLACEMove-in ready home with large backyard. Screened-in back porch, brand new A/C, condenser, compressor and newer tile throughout entire home. Updated bathrooms and large master walk-in closet. Home is a short commute to Dale Mabry and the Veterans Expressway and close to shopping and restaurants. MLS#U7549098. McEntire. $125,000. BUY NOW & CLOSE SOONNot a short sale. Well maintained home in nice neighborhood, near Leslee Lake. 2BR/1BA/1CG + den, block home is light and bright, carpet & tile, new appliances, roof in 1997, A/C in 2008, W & D, new insulation, large fenced-in backyard nicely landscaped. Convenient location and NO flood insurance required. MLS#U7548557. Devine. $109,000. 060712 14A Business Real estate news C21 Real Estate Champs earn recognitionMADEIRA BEACH Century 21 Real Estate Champions recently announced winners of the Golden Eagle Award for outstanding achievement in 2011. Recipients of the Golden Eagle Award included Ann Adams, Tim Belscher, Ana Devine, Valerie Jarnberg, Darla Schroeder and Deb Sundell. The prestigious award recognizes agents for their consistent top performance and quality service.Coldwell announces top associatesST. PETERSBURG Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates 66th Street office recently announced its top associates for May. Gayle Roffis was listings leader. Kevin Gallagher was sales leader. Michael Evans was closed leader for the month.Adamo names top agentsSEMINOLE Realty Executives Adamo and Associates recently named its top agents for May. Mary Butler was recognized as the top listing associate. Mike Murphy was recognized as the top sales associate. Sandy Hartmann and Associates was recognized as the top sales and listing team. Ann Adams Tim Belscher Ana Devine Valerie Jarnberg Darla Schroeder Debbie Sundell Mary Butler Mike MurphyBiz notes Village Inn to relocate Clearwater restaurant CLEARWATER Dow Sherwoods Village Inn restaurant will be relocating just a mile from its current location. Our lease was up and we decided to take advantage of a larger space conveniently located one mile west of the current restaurant at 2525 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, said Paul Walker in a press release. Walker is president of Dow Sherwood Corporation, and grandson of Dow Sherwood. As a result of the move, the company will be filling 20 new job positions and is expected to re-open in the second week of June. The new location is being completely remodeled to reflect Village Inns new, deco-modern style that will appeal to the baby boomers as well as a younger demographic.Job fair set at TBT ForumTAMPA The Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair is set Monday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Admission is free. No preregistration is necessary. Those attending should bring plenty of resumes. Attendees will have a chance to meet with local companies who have immediate employment needs from entry level positions to skilled trade, health care and managerial positions. For additional information contact Dave LaBell at 727-8938523. The Beacon. A tradition in your neighborhood.
Viewpoints 15A Beacon, June 7, 2012I called to book a flight on Air Arrogance. Thank you for calling Air Arrogance. Can I make a reservation for you? the flight clerk asked. Yes, Id like to book a flight for my brother and I to Washington, D.C., from Tampa, using my frequent flier miles, I said. I gave her some more information, and I could hear her tapping a keyboard. She said I had 50,000 miles and the two flights required 80,000 miles. I would have to pay the difference. Huh? Last year I was going to book a flight to D.C. and it only required 25,000 miles. Sorry, sir. Im just the messenger, here. I asked her what flights were available on Tuesday, Sept. 18. We have a flight leaving at 6:15 a.m., stopping in Memphis, arriving in D.C. at about 11 a.m. What? No direct flights? Anything else, such as when the sun is out? We have a flight leaving at 8 a.m., but theres a long layover in Detroit at Coleman A. Young International Airport. It arrives in Washington at 3:30. Well, Im sure the fun meter will be bouncing off the wall at the Coleman A. Young International Airport, but Id rather get to D.C. a little earlier. How about a different day? she asked Humor me. More keyboard tapping. She found a flight out of Orlando on a Saturday that was about four hours. So how much will that cost me besides my 50,000 Arrogance miles? The base rate is $310. That doesnt include taxes, seat adjustment charges, baggage fees, tips, check-in charges, and a donation to the Arrogance Flying Foundation. Any other fees? Are you obese? Excuse me? What type of seat would you prefer, sir? Please be aware that theres a surcharge for window seats. Even if all I can see is the wing? Especially if all you can see is the wing. You would be surprised at how many people like to see the flaps go up and down. And pretend there is a little gremlin on the wing, too. Sir? Never mind. Just give me the cheapest rate, please. That would be for our low class area, sir. Enlighten me. Youd be in the cargo area; bring your own pillow. Ive been a loyal Air Arrogance customer for 10 years, using my credit card everywhere. That must mean something to you. How do you get away with treating passengers like dirt? Havent you read our motto? Arrogance is bliss. I cant believe all this. Indirect flights, add-on charges, long layovers. Flying used to be fun. Now its a major hassle. The next thing you know, the airlines will be charging passengers to use the bathroom. Thats $10, Mr. Germond. You have to be kidding me. Save $5; bring your own toilet paper. The latest fiasco involving the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test adds credence to arguments that standardized testing carries too much weight in holding public schools accountable. As widely reported in mid May, an unexpected large drop in students scores on the writing test prompted the state Board of Education to vote to lower the passing score. Floridas Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said his department should have done a better job letting parents know about the tougher standards this year and will make changes to accomplish that goal. Continuous changes in standards over the years, as school administrators and teachers have pointed out, are among the many flaws with what school officials call high-stakes testing. They say that accountability standards based on testing hampers educators efforts to focus on the broad range of learning experiences that promote innovation, creativity, problem solving and other skills. A coalition of national education, civil rights and parents groups are opposed to the use of standardized tests scores for decisions, such as teacher and principal evaluation, student grad promotion and high school graduation. The outcry has led to a national resolution against high-stakes testing that the Pinellas County School Board is being asked to adopt. The School Board should join two other school districts in Florida that have approved the resolution. Quite simply, the current standards are forcing teachers to teach to the test. Consequently, the curriculum is narrowed and the love of learning is reduced. The resolution says that overemphasis on standardized testing is pushing students out of schools and driving teaches away from the profession. Any person who has spent any appreciable time in the schools is bound to hear such sentiments. In Orange County, students worked with a school board member to produce an anti-FCAT video. Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association President Kim Black urged School Board members to adopt the resolution, saying at the boards May 22 meeting our students, teachers and schools have shouldered the burden of an accountability system long enough. Agreed. Concerns about the FCAT, the root of the problem, have been expressed since it was first administered in 1998. Some board members and school Superintendent John Stewart share the concerns. If state officials would consider downplaying tests role, rather than eliminating it altogether as a means of accountability, that would make a big difference in improving morale among teachers, administrators and students. Convincing legislators that changes in the accountability system are overdue wont be easy, based on previous failed attempts to replace the FCAT without other testing criteria. However, support for an overhaul of the process seems to have reached its zenith. Its time for the School Board to join other educators in sending the message, via a resolution, that teaching to the test doesnt make the grade. Its possible to have a love affair from a distance. Example: My fascination with sailboats. Im a lifelong fan of sailboats, as long as theyre tied up at the dock. Once theyre underway and Im aboard, I usually wish I were somewhere else. I got my fill of open waters during my service in the U.S. Navy, many years ago. On my first cruise into the north Atlantic I got so seasick I was soon sent to a mental ward of a Navy hospital. They gave me a bottle of Dramamine and sent me back to sea. Ive been addicted to Dramamine and dry land ever since. But I fully understand why people like to sail. Sailing is a narcotic. It takes over when you get 50 feet underway and the first breeze fills the sails. Two minutes later youre in another universe where the IRS and global warming and Abu Ghraib torture chambers do not exist. You toss your accursed cell phone into the water and your sense of freedom expands to the moon. Lawyers and process servers cant touch you. The air blows clean. You can almost smell the saltwater ions as they hurtle up your nose and begin cleaning your brain. Even so, sailing means danger. Where theres water, danger and death are not far off. If you dont think so, just listen to the news reports. But we cant just blame water. Many of the sailing accidents come from sheer ignorance perpetrated by sailors or wannabe sailors who buy a boat, climb in, and shove off without the slightest training in seamanship. They do this with the full blessing of our state government. In contrast are the men (and women) who know what theyre doing when they take hold of a wheel or a tiller. Recently I watched one, a friend named Clinton Stone. Hes a skipper on a tour boat that takes people out in local waters for sunset cruises and dolphin watching. Hes a licensed captain, calm and laid back in general demeanor, but sharp and serious when hes underway. Its a joy to watch competence in action. For the two hours of a recent outing, Clint was boss. He didnt do a Captain Bligh with his two-person crew. He didnt have to. He issued orders in a conversational tone. Here was a guy who knew exactly what he was doing, and what had to be done. Ive sailed a few miles on powerboats, which are called stinkpots by some sailboat fans. I dont intend to get into the never-ending sail vs. power squabble, but Ill still have to cast my vote for sailboats. Among many reasons is that on a sailboat you can have a civilized conversation. I once worked for a company that maintained a large, nifty powerboat on which we entertained clients and assorted bigwigs. My job was to be friendly, serve another drink and not fall overboard. And yell. To communicate, you had to shout. The boats engine drowned out normal speech. At the end of an afternoons outing, our throats were raw. Such barbarism doesnt occur on a sailboat. Sailors are often brave, to the point of crazy. They attempt to cross entire oceans single-handedly in boats initially intended for use on Boca Ciega Bay. Often they make it. Others buy $10 million boats and enter them in international races whose goals include trying to trick and confuse their competitors. No one knows when the first sailboat was built. The earliest known representation of a boat was a drawing, found in Kuwait, which dates back to 5,000 B.C. or before. It was around then that the first sailing observation originated. It said that the two happiest days in a sailboat owners life are (A) when he buys the boat, and (B) when he sells it. What I like best about sailing is the way it has enriched the English language. If any worker knows the ropes it means he/she is familiar with how the organization operates. Aboard ship, it means a sailor who literally knows the purpose of each of the many ropes (more accurately known as lines, sheets and cables). Do you know someone whos a loose cannon? Aboard a well-armed sailing ship, a loose cannon could knock a hole in the ships hull. Does your organization have a slush fund? Slush was the fat remaining in salted meat storage barrels aboard ship. The slush was collected and sold, and the income was used to benefit the ships crew. Final thought: we should all be grateful to sailors. If not for them, wed still be sitting in Europe, dying of the plague and wondering what might happen if we only headed west for a few thousand miles.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor of the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.A landlubbers thoughts on boats In an era when reporters worked sources more and blogged press releases less, many great stories were born in barrooms that catered to newsies on the prowl for a cold beer and a hot tip. These days, the medias last great watering hole is in cyberspace at www.jimrome nesko.com. There, you can find whats left of the fact-based community talking shop and saying things that used to go without saying back when journalism was more popular and profitable than it is now. Last week, Tampa Bay Times Senior Correspondent Lucy Morgan stopped by to cyber-chide a newsman-turned-flack named Dave Parro, who left a suburban paper in Illinois to promote Aurora University and now mocks noble-minded left-behinds in an essay he calls Reasons Journalists Should Consider PR. Morgan was the first Romenesko reader to post a response. One reason you should NOT jump to PR lots of people trust reporters to speak truth to power each time one leaves and goes to work for power, it diminishes the credibility of the remaining reporters ... If you doubt Morgan, log on to any Florida news site, any time. Power is lining its pockets with both hands, and truth needs all the help it can get from our dwindling ranks of hard-news reporters. Matt Dixon of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville has been keeping the journalism faith, churning out riveting tales of private philanthropy at public expense. Thanks to Dixon, we now know that Sens. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, and Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, turned Tallahassees Florida A&M University into a money laundry for special interests in their far-away districts. With a little help from friends in even higher places, Wise and Siplin were able to send millions to a student assistance program that exists only on paper at FAMUs bi-partisan Bermuda Triangle. The money later emerged in the coffers of hometown non-profits tied to Wise and Siplin. Meanwhile, Fixer-in-Chief Steve MacNamara is packing for an early departure from Gov. Rick Scotts office, thanks to Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas and Gary Fineout of the Associated Press. The governor kvetched like a Miami Dance Mom, berating the press for being mean to MacNamara, a lawyer, lobbyist and communications professor whose skill set includes toadying up to important men, shameless self-promotion and selling everybody to everybody. Klas and Fineouts reporting exposed him for the grubby, grasping Rasputin that he is. Over on the left coast, the Hillsborough County Childrens Board is circling the wagons and trashing Tampa Bay Times reporter Jodie Tillman for shedding light on issues of incompetence and self-dealing that the board should have identified years ago. Its not the only Florida social services organization in need of an ethics enema. Too bad we cant clone Tillman. As Dixons story was about to break, Wise whined that the Times-Union was trying to besmirch his character. Actually, senator, you besmirched it yourself, and Florida is darn lucky that there are still people left to hold up that mirror youre looking into.Florence Snyder is a Tallahassee-based corporate lawyer who has spent most of her career in and around newspapers. 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What do you think?Arrogance is blissA dangerous monsterEditor: Dog fighting has been a serious sport for millenniums due to bloody excitement and betting money. Pit bull breeders prosper with their reputations depending on how their dogs do in the pit. Pit bulls are bred to fight well because they want to fight more and longer than the other dog, and because pain doesnt discourage them. A measure of ferocity is eagerness to lunge at another dog on command, or without. A measure of pleasure in fighting, or pain after wounding, is tail position during a fight. Up is good. Wagging is best. Winners are bred. Champions are held for stud. Losers are destroyed, including females that wont scratch any time, every time. There are some nasty tests but the subject is ugly. Nothing about such behavior, man or beast, is attractive except to sick people in a sick society. Dog fighting was a major sport in medieval Europe. They were pitted against other fierce animals, often bulls or bears. Every physical and mental characteristic of the poor, innocent pit bull was put there on purpose by nasty people. Complex behaviors, dog or human, are genetically influenced. Hundreds of generations of selective breeding created a fierce, impulsive animal. Many believe that these killing dogs expertly bred only to fight viciously and senselessly lose their genetic heritage in a generation or two and magically turn into loving teddy bears. With the best treatment they may act nice, but theres a dangerous monster under there which possibly may, or probably may not, attack. You can never be sure. Bud Tritschler ClearwaterDefending whats left of journalism Florida VoicesFlorence Snyder
16A Sports Beacon, June 7, 2012 ObituariesRecognizing that some readers wish to share the life and loss of a loved one with the community, Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries in our weekly papers. The deadline for submitting obituary information is 9 a.m. on Monday, for that weeks papers. Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers. Obituary information should include: full name, age, city and date of death. You may also choose to include the names of living and/or predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or activities that they participated in. If you wish to include the name of the funeral home handling arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly publication and the paper may publish after the services have taken place. For further information, including cost, please call Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563, or you can submit your information through our Web site, www.TBNweekly.com, or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.80510 Youve picked at it, scratched it, put creme on it. Maybe its not just a blemishTime to have it checked.IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 9170 Oakhurst Road Suite 1 Seminole 727.517.3376 www.ArmstrongDerm.comFrank T. Armstrong, D.O., FAOCD, Board Certified Dermatologist George L. Bondar, D.O., FAOCD Cheri Morales, ARNP 5200 Seminole Blvd. Seminole 727.392.DERM (3376) www.WestFloridaDerm.com 060712 Our Mission is Keeping You HealthyNew Patients WelcomeFAMILY PRACTICE & INTERNAL MEDICINE2 Locations to Better Serve YouHumana, Medicare & Most Insurance AcceptedOakhurst Medical Clinic 13020 Park Blvd. Seminole, FL 33776 (727) 393-3404 East Bay Medical Center 3800 East Bay Dr. Largo, FL 33771 (727) 539-0505 oakmed.com041912Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O., FAAIM John Jarboe, A.R.N.P. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P. Gail Quail, MSN, A.R.N.P.-C Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. 5312Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE Monica Doyle D.M.D., P.A.11240 Park Blvd. The Park Collection, next to Einstein Brothers Bagels727-398-0085 You Too Can Have A Beautiful Smile! In-House Denture Lab Tooth Colored Fillings Custom Dentures Porcelain Veneers Dental Implants Professional Hygiene Teeth Whitening Porcelain Crowns Periodental Surgery Soft Tissue Management NEW InvisalignOUR LIST OF COSMETIC SERVICES INCLUDES:Your Cosmetic Dentist in Seminole! Seminole Dentals staff shares one goal: to provide excellent care and high quality dentistry that will improve your health, comfort and appearance.Our highly trained staff is ready to give you the personalized, gentle care youre looking for.022312 050312 53112 Regional finalist Team leader Olivia Bush, a member of the Seminole High School girls track team, was recently named a BeefOBradys Athlete of the Week after finishing as a regional finalist in the 300-meter hurdles. She also was a regional qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles and 4-by-400 relay. In the classroom she has a weighted 4.4 grade-point average. Standing next to her is Coach Steve Schilling. Jennie Sittloh, a member of the Seminole High School softball team, was recently named a BeefOBradys Athlete of the Week. This past season, she hit .690 with 47 RBI. On the mound, she recorded 92 strikeouts with a 1.04 ERA. Standing next to her is Coach Mark DeRuzzo. LOCAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com
Outdoors 17A Beacon, June 7, 2012 Church And Temple DirectoryS060712 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: email@example.com Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCHA Congregational Christian Church, everyone welcome 152 TreasureIsland Causeway Treasure IslandNorth of ClockTower 398-6342 Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.Come Back to ChurchSunday School 9:15 a.m. WORSHIP 10:00 a.m.Pastor J. Michael Hargrave010512 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST6245 Seminole Blvd., (Alt. 19), Seminole 392-1406Reading Room Sunday 10 A.M. Wed. 7 P.M.SUNDAY SERVICE..........................................10:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL...........................................10:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY TESTIMONY MEETING.............7:30 P.M.80510 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706Come and worship. 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Bagels727-398-0085 060712Expires 07-31-12 Expires 07-31-12You Too Can Have A Beautiful Smile!Monica Doyle D.M.D., P.A.IN HOUSEDENTURE LAB 060712A Second Opinion Before Back Surgery Advanced Bay Area Medical Associates Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Primary Care Adult and Womens HealthSeminole 8207 113thStreet 397-3991 St. Petersburg 1700 66thStreet N. 384-2479 Accepting Medicare and most Major Insurance Plans New Patients Welcome Hablamos Espaol010512Jeffrey R. Levenson, MD, PA Elisa Icaza, MSN, ARNP Denisse Balcacer, MD Nature notes Fort De Soto offers guided nature walksTIERRA VERDE Free, guided nature walks will be offered on the following days, 10 to 11 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Saturday, June 9 A guided walk on the mangrove trail is planned. Sunday, June 10 A guided walk on the soldiers hole trail is planned. Saturday, June 23 A guided walk on the campground trail is planned. Sunday, June 24 A bird tour is planned. Saturday, June 30 A guided walk on the beach trail is planned. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a one-hour nature walk great for the entire family. To register and for tour information and meeting locations, call 5521862. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/park.Philippe to host nature walkSAFETY HARBOR A guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, June 16, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway. The hike is limited to 12 participants. Attendees will learn park history while exploring nature. Participants should meet at the Philippe gravesite at 9 a.m. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen a hat and insect repellant are recommended. Reservations will be accepted through the Friday prior to the hike. An adult must accompany children. To register, call 669-1947 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Weedon to sponsor Going CoastalST. PETERSBURG The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will sponsor Going Coastal Scallop Study Thursday, June 7, 2 to 3 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will have an opportunity to be a citizen marine scientist. All ages will enjoy participating in this research study of bay scallops, made possible through a Pinellas County Sea Grant. This free program will provide an overview of bay scallop ecology. Following the presentation, participants will help to measure and track the progress of caged bay scallops at Weedon Island Preserve. For information, call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonisland preserve.org.Great Weedon Bird Quest setST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird Quest will be Friday, June 8, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Guests will learn to identify marks and behaviors of the island birds while taking advantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Guided hikes scheduledST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, July 7, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonis landpreserve.org.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, June 14 and 28, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Photography hike slatedST. PETERSBURG A wildflower photography hike will be offered Saturday, June 23, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will offer participants the perfect opportunity to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, highlighting specific wildlife behaviors, guides will assist participants in capturing the natural beauty in photos. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Archeology Summer Camp setST. PETERSBURG Archeology Summer Camp will be offered Monday through Friday, June 25-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The summer camp is designed for children ages 7 to 11 with a strong interest in prehistory and history as well as learning how early people interacted with their environment. Campers will learn about the importance of archaeology and will gain understanding about early natural resources that were necessary for life in the Tampa Bay region. Highlights of the camp include guest experts, a tour of an archaeological site, hands-on archaeology, lab analysis, pottery making, an atlatl adventure and earning the certificate of Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist. Cost is $150 per camper. For information, call 813-396-2328 or email email@example.com.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org.Bird hikes on tapTARPON SPRINGS The Birds of Brooker hike will be offered Saturdays, June 9, 16, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Birds seen and heard will be identified while attendees meander along a one-mile trail gathering information. Closed-toe shoes, water and a hat are recommended. Attendees also may bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. The free hike is best suited for adults. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brook ercreekpreserve.org.Guided hikes set at BrookerTARPON SPRINGS Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Participants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome; although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Birding 101 plannedTARPON SPRINGS Birding 101, a free program, will be offered Saturday, June 9, 10 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Lynn Sumerson of Clearwater Audubon will lead the group exploring the basics of identifying the many area birds making their home at the preserve. Participants will learn what to look and listen for and will gain insight into basic equipment needed to take these birding skills to the next level. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brooker creekpreserve.org. Tree program slatedTARPON SPRINGS Common Trees of Brooker Creek, the first of a five-part series, will be presented Saturday, June 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. A Pinellas County Natural Resource Extension Agent will explore the basics and show how to identify some of the most common trees found at Brooker Creek Preserve. After the class the group will take a short hike around the preserve putting new skills to the test. For information, call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreek preserve.org. Brooker offers field campTARPON SPRINGS The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will offer the Toad-ally Terrific Field Camp Monday through Friday, June 18-22 and June 25-29, at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for young adventurers aged 9 to 11, this science-based nature day camp will offer a hands-on, up-close, investigation of the various plants and animals that inhabit Brooker Creek Preserve. An optional overnight camp-out is planned for Thursday night. Cost is $150 per camper. Advance registration is required. For information call 934-2680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Safe boating classes slatedMADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets July 7. Other classes are set for Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Classes conducted for Spanish-speaking residents will be held June 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. For more information, call 391-5185 or visit www.a0701103 .uscgaux.info/.
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B June 7, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com John Waite Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., atCapitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Waite, whose career spans more than three decades and who has had numerous hit singles, is touring in support of his latest solo release Rough and Tumble. The singer/songwriter collaborated with Matchbox 20 lead guitarist/songwriter Kyle Cook to forge an eclectic collection of brand new material. It is Waites first solo release since 2007s Downtown: Journey of a Heart. Inspired by British blues bands like Free, Small Faces and Humble Pie, Waite got his start as the lead singer of The Babys who, within a short time, had Top 40 hits with Isnt It Time? and Every Time I Think of You. After five albums with The Babys, John Waite moved to New York to go solo during the early 1980s. His first solo album, Ignition, boasted the MTV/rock radio staple Change, which was soon followed with a No. 1 and what is undeniably one of the all-time greatest pop/rock ballads, Missing You. The song topped the international charts and today remains a radio staple around the globe. Waite returned to the top of the charts during a two-album tenure as front man for the pop/rock supergroup Bad English, whose No. 1 single When I See You Smile sparked sold-out concert tours and a succession of Billboard Hot 100 Hits. Vanishing Point, with music by Rob Hartmann, book and lyrics by Liv Cummins and Hartmann; through July 1, at American Stage Theatre Company, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Call 8237529 or visit www.americanstage.org. Based on an original concept and lyrics by Scott Keys, Vanishing Point is billed as a musical journey through space and time. Agatha Christie vanished for 11 days in 1926. That same year, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished for three weeks. Amelia Earhart disappeared during her 1937 around-the-world flight and was never seen again. Agatha and Aimee never spoke of what happened during their disappearances. Vanishing Point, a musical fantasy, brings these three women together on a road trip through time and space as they recall their past and explore their future, stepping in and out of one anothers lives. The show has a cast of three: the actresses play multiple parts. The cast includes Lauren L. Wood, Victoria AdamsZischke and Kathleen Brooke Davis. Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, presented by West Coast Players, June 8-24, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplay ers.org. Set in Ireland in 1938, this is a memory play about the lives, loves and losses of five unmarried sisters. The son of one of the sisters recounts his memories of living with his aunts one summer, when he was 7 years old, during the festival Lughnasa, and how his life was changed by these women and the events of that summer. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, through June 17, at St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Call 866-1973 or visit www.splt.org. Step off into the steamy French quarter of New Orleans, amongst the tumbledown apartments on the seedier side. Embrace the tragic tale of Blanche DuBois; her life derailed by romantic illusions unable to withstand the harsh light of reality as the animal just beneath the surface of her polite Southern exterior tries to escape. Director Keven Renken leads a seasoned cast in the Pulitzer Prize winning play whose roles are nothing less than iconic. Warhol Community Day, Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Fine Arts Building and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Attendees will enjoy a day of fun-filled activities including a gallery talk by Wes Cochran, handson printmaking, face painting, tours of the exhibition, refreshments and music. Call 712-5762 or visit www.spcollege. edu/museum. By LEE CLARK ZUMPEMusic-lovers will have plenty of opportunities to catch big-name headliners in the coming weeks at venues across the Tampa Bay area. The Happy Together Tour returns to the Tampa Bay area Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This years lineup includes returning headliners The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie whose hit singles Shed Rather Be With Me, Elenore and Happy Together still resonate with old and new fans. Joining The Turtles will be The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots and newest addition Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Fiesta Maxima featuring Tito El Bambino and Prince Royce, Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m. One Direction, Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.Capitol Theatre John Waite, Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Eric Johnson, Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Crowbar Man Man, Tuesday, June 12, 8 p.m. Lingo, Thursday, June 14, 9 p.m. The Malah, Friday, June 15, 9 p.m. Lost in the Trees, Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m. Alexander and the Grapes, Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m. Six Feet Under, Friday, June 29, 7 p.m. The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600 or visit www.crowbarlive.com.Concerts Photo courtesy of PRIMARY WAVE MUSICDef Leppard performs Saturday, June 30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Afrojack, Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall is at 4800 U.S. Highway 301 N., Tampa. 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Sirloinwith salad, bread, potato & dessert Opening this weekMadagascar 3 reunites Ben Stiller, Chris Rock; Ridley Scott directs Prometheus Photo courtesy of DREAMWORKS ANIMATIONThe Penguins, Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) join the circus in DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted, to be released by Paramount Pictures. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Madagascar 3: Europes Most WantedGenre: Animation, comedy and family Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Jessica Chastain, Martin Short and Bryan Cranston Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon Rated: PG Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent Madagascar style.PrometheusGenre: Science fiction Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron Director: Ridley Scott Rated: R Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discovers a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Bel AmiGenre: Drama and biography Cast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci Director: Declan Donnellan Rated: R Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris. From cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, Duroy uses his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitutes embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.Lola VersusGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman, Zoe Lister-Jones, Hamish Linklater, Bill Pullman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jay Pharaoh and Debra Winger Director: Daryl Wein Rated: R Greta Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. Throwing herself into dating in New York City at almost 30, she turns to her loyal best friend Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones) for advice, crosses the line with her lovelorn friend Henry (Hamish Linklater) and fends off the unsolicited advice of her audacious parents, Robin (Debra Winger) and Lenny (Bill Pullman). As Lolas well-ordered world dissolves into a blur of romantic humiliations, professional blunders and alcohol-fueled antics, she realizes that for the first time ever, she doesnt know what to do next. Lola struggles to adjust to life on her own and slowly begins to realize that she is the only one in control of her fate.Peace, Love & MisunderstandingGenre: Comedy Cast: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nat Wolff, Marissa ODonnell and Elizabeth Olsen Director: Bruce Beresford Rated: R Two-time Academy Award-nominated director Bruce Beresford showcases a brilliant performance from two-time Academy Awardwinner Jane Fonda in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. For uptight Manhattan lawyer Diane (Oscar-nominee Catherine Keener), crazy means driving her teenage son Jake (Nat Wolff) and daughter Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) to Woodstock to visit their grandmother Grace (Fonda). The crazy part is that the kids have never met Grace. In fact, Diane hasnt spoken to her mother in 20 years. Grace is the epitome of the term hippie: she stages protests and hootenannies in the town square, smokes (and sells) a lot of dope, and howls at the moon once a month with her goddess-worshipping girlfriends. But whats meant to be a weekend getaway turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self-discovery.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweek ly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Looking ahead Madeira Beach Seabiscuit, Wednesday, June 13, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2003 film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks and William H. Macy. The Terminal, Wednesday, June 20, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2004 comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg stars Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Angels and Demons, Wednesday, June 27, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2009 thriller stars Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor.Treasure Island The Family Stone Saturday, June 16, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Doors open at 8 p.m. Preferred seating is given to club members. Seats are limited. Tickets start at $45. Call 888-695-0888 or visit www.theclubti.com. Known as the First Family of funk, rock and psychedelic soul, The Family Stone blazed an indelible imprint on American music, becoming the first-ever band to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band also earned the R&B Foundation Pioneer Award and was named to Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Family Stones chart-topping classics have been covered by the likes of Aerosmiths Steve Tyler and Joe Perry, the Black Eyed Peas will.i.am, John Legend, Maroon 5, Fantasia and countless others. Definitively demonstrating their broad-based, generational appeal, a long list of artists from the s through today including Beck, Fatboy Slim, Public Enemy and LL Cool J have all incorporated Family Stone sounds into their contemporary hits. The Family Stone recorded such immortal songs as I Want to Take You Higher, Everybody Is a Star, Everyday People, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), Dance to the Music, Stand! and the perfect song for June in Tampa Bay Hot Fun in the Summertime. Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps, Thursday, June 28, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Presented by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, cost is $7. Call 5226897.Clearwater The African Queen, Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m., atCapitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley. The Happy Together Tour Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $42.50 to $68. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Happy Together Tour will feature The Turtles with Flo and Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots and Gary Puckett and The Union Gap. Happy Together by The Turtles hit No. 1 on the charts in 1967 and remains a staple on classic rock radio to this day. Although their biggest hit and signature song, its just one of their nine Top 40 hits, which includes such popular songs as Shed Rather Be With Me, Elenore, You Showed Me and It Aint Me Babe. In 1966, hot on the heels of their new NBC television show, The Monkees would release a self-titled debut album that would top the U.S. charts for 13 consecutive weeks and sell an overwhelming 3.2 million copies in just three months. The single Last Train to Clarksville from the album would be their first No. 1 hit. Their second No. 1 hit came quickly with Im a Believer, featured on the bands second album, More of The Monkees. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the s. Pucketts unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits such as Young Girl and Woman Woman. Kind of a Drag from The Buckinghams would also reach the pinnacle of chart success, yet mark just one of many popular hits from the band including Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Dont You Care, Susan and Hey Baby (Theyre Playing Our Song). Their success in 1967 would lead them to be named The Most Listened To Band in America by Billboard Magazine. The Grass Roots burst upon the scene in Between 1967 and 1972 thanks to numerous hits such as Midnight Confessions, Lets Live For Today, Sooner or Later, Id Wait A Million Years and Temptation Eyes the band would set a record for being on the Billboard charts for 307 consecutive weeks. Casablanca, Saturday, June 16, 3 p.m., atCapitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4B
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Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Jolli Mons Grill Jimmy Griswold, Friday, June 8, 7 p.m. Bottoms Up Band, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. Brian Caudill, Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. Trenchfoot Shindig, Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. Trigger City Trio, Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, Bam Boo da, Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. Bad Skat and Tribal Style, Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. Gator Tooth, Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jol limonsgrill.com. The Local 662 Smile Empty Soul, Friday, June 8, 7 p.m. Homegrown Hip Hop 4, Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Ritz Ybor Curren$y and the Jets, Tuesday, June 12, 8 p.m. Jon Olivas Pain, Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. Explosions in the Sky, Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-2472518.Raymond James Stadium Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Saturday, June 2, 4:30 p.m. Raymond James Stadium is at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Call 813-879-2827.Ruth Eckerd Hall Happy Together Tour 2012 with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots and newest addition Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. Boston, Friday, June 29, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Rocket 88, Friday, June 8, 8 p.m. The Hip Abduction, Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Jackyl, Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m. The Bouncing Souls, Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. The Rocket Summer, Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. Resinated, Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visitwww.statetheatreconcerts.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Malone Brothers, Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater Bon Iver, Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall Puscifer, Monday, June 11, 7:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall Il Divo, Friday, June 15, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Queen Extravaganza, Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall Il Divo, Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.Tampa Bay Times Forum Avicii, Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m. Coldplay, Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. Def Leppard, Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com. CONCERTS, from page 1Bhall.com. Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Boston Friday, June 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $49.50 to $125. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The legendary band Boston returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with Tom Scholz, seasoned Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, Tommy DeCarlo and musical veterans Jeff Neal, Kimberley Dahme, Gary Pihl. This will be Bostons first concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall since their soldout show in August 2008. Many remember where they were when they first heard More Than a Feeling or Hitch a Ride on the radio in 1976. Bostons self-titled first album has sold more than 17 million copies in the United States alone, along with their second album, Dont Look Back, in 1978, which has sold more than 7 million copies in the United States. Amanda from Third Stage in 1986 shot to the top of the charts and held a record-breaking stay at No. 1, in spite of being the only hit single that year not accompanied by a music video. With more than 31 million albums sold worldwide, hits like Peace of Mind, Smokin and Rock & Roll Band are still as ubiquitous on rock and roll radio as they were when they were new. Boston will be performing many of their classic hits, including some fan favorites that have not been on the set lists for many years.Dunedin The 10th annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Dunedin. This popular two-day craft showcase traditionally attracts artists and crafters from all along Floridas west coast. Largo Titanic A Voyage in Art through July 15, at the Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N., Largo. Sun Time/LinksWalker is showcasing the largest collection of original paintings commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic by maritime artist and historian Michael V. Ralph at the Armed Forces History Museum. Titanic A Voyage in Art is an assemblage of 27 original acrylic paintings. It is historically significant in its graphic depictions of the timeline of the Titanics all too short life. From the ships birth on May 31, 1911 as the largest, most luxurious and safest ocean liner of the day, to 2:19 a.m. on April 15, 1912 as the vessel sits poised for the final plunge, descending at a speed of 35 miles an hour and burrowing into 45 feet of mud and sand. Sixteen wooden lifeboats containing a mere 712 survivors out of a combined 2,227 passengers, officers and crew remained following the sinking. The exhibit also showcases dinnerware, silverware, stationary, postcards, signage, articles and deck plans associated with the Titanic. Clocks above the prints highlight the actual timing of events as the Titanic began its demise to the end. Museum admission is $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and veterans and $12.95 for youths 4 to 12. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com. Nunsense II, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 13-20, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 5876793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. This sequel takes place six weeks after the Little Sisters of Hobokens first benefit show, and now they are back with a big Thank You show. Theyre a bit slicker, having been bitten by the theater bug. Things get off to a rousing start, and before long chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes). The nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience.Palm Harbor Local Authors Showcase Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. The featured author will be Andy Svenson. Andy is the grandson of Andrew Svenson, who wrote under the pseudonym of Jerry West and created the popular Happy Hollisters series of mysteries for children. Call 773-2665.Pinellas Park Movies in the Park Saturday, June 16, dusk, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The movie is free. Funds from the concession benefit the Firefighters Benevolent Fund. Funds also are used for holiday toy and dinner giveaways and to assist fire victims in Pinellas Park. Call Nick DelGrosso at 687-4494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ performance Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city auditorium, 7690 59th St. N., Pinellas Park. The free recurring concert offers an opportunity to relive the golden years of theater as melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 3B
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Online Rock icons headline Happy Together Tour at REHwait to hang with all the guys for some great music, great times, and truck stop chili dogs at 4 a.m.The Buckinghams Hailing from Chicago, The Buckinghams continue to tour with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese on lead vocals and Nick Fortuna on bass and vocals. In 1967-68, the band released five Top 40 singles included Kind of a Drag, Dont You Care, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Hey Baby, Theyre Playing Our Song and Susan. The bands success in 1967 would lead them to be named The Most Listened To Band in America by Billboard Magazine.The Grass Roots The Grass Roots began as a project headed by P.F. Sloan, a California songwriter, and Steve Barri, a producer. The duo wrote a number of songs hoping to capitalize on the folk rock scene. When their work stirred interest, they went in search of a band to fit the music. A San Francisco group known as The Bedouins became the first incarnation The Grass Roots in 1966. It was the third incarnation of the group, however, that went on to success. A Los Angeles band called The 13th Floor took up the challenge and scored the groups first Top 10 hit in 1967 with Lets Live for Today. The Grass Roots went on to chart 14 Top 40 hit singles, including Midnight Confessions, Sooner or Later and Temptation Eyes. They have sold more than 20 million records worldwide. Gary Puckett and The Union GapGary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the 1960s. Pucketts unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits such as Young Girl and Woman Woman. In 1968, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap sold more records than any other artist including the Beatles. Puckett has performed on more than 30 network television shows and prime time specials during his career. The Happy Together Tour is an excellent and diverse lineup from our era, said Puckett in a press release promoting the tour. People of all ages love the music of the Boomer generation and this years tour will, once again, be an evening full of the great songs and hit records that are representative of the time. The Turtles Mark Volman is surprised that the tour keeps getting better every year. Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett wow, Volman said in a press release. cities! And then the regular guys: The Buckinghams, Grass Roots and The Turtles. Seriously, it does get better. This looks like the best year yet! Hope everyone makes it out. Later this summer, Ruth Eckerd Hall also will welcome a similarly themed show when this years Hippiefest comes to town. Set for Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., the concert will include performances by Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Leslie West and Kim Simmonds. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall .com. By LEE CLARK ZUMPECLEARWATER Bringing together some of the best-loved legends of classic rock and roll, the Happy Together Tour will reminisce with fans Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $42.50 to $68. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This years Happy Together Tour will be headed up by The Turtles with Flo and Eddie. Sharing the bill will be Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots and Gary Puckett and The Union Gap. The annual Happy Together Tour has become a musical focal point for fans of 1960s pop rock. For several years running, the tour has drawn devotees of the s sound, bringing to the stage icons such as The Buckinghams, The Association and Mark Lindsay. The phenomenon began in 2010 when the bands joined forces to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original show, which took to the stage back in 1985.From the beginning, a driving force behind the tour has been The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie. These two legends Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan from Westchester describe themselves as the one with the curly hair and glasses, and the other with the beard Their official biography, provided by Paradise Artists, explains that they have always been smart enough to have responded to the latest worthwhile trends in a fashion and that has yielded an abundance of quality records, and more than their share of hits. In fact, the Turtles are considered the closest America ever came to having its own Beatles. The Turtles wrote hits, which were better, conceived and arranged and, like the Beatles, transcended so many styles. Raning from outright protest pop rock, their hits include It Aint Me Babe, Let Me Be, You Baby, Can I Get to Know You Better, Happy Together, You Showed Me, Shed Rather Be With Me, Elenore, Shes My Girl and You Know What I Mean. Happy Together remains a staple on classic rock radio and has been featured in a number of films, including 1983s Heart Like A Wheel, 1987s Making Mr. Right, 1990s The Naked Gun, 2002s Adaptation, 2002s Bubble Boy and 2007s The Simpsons Movie. The song has been covered by dozens of artists such as Weezer, Petula Clark, Captain and Tennille, Lisa Loeb and Filter. Aside from touring, Volman and Kaylan keep busy in the music business. Most recently, the two oversaw the production and release of a new Turtles compilation CD in 2009. Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits was issued on their own FloEdCo label. Following is a look at the other acts included in this years Happy Together Tour:Micky Dolenz After selling more than 65 million records worldwide as the star of The Monkees TV show, Micky Dolenz has continued to make his mark in other areas of the entertainment business, through his varied career as an actor, director, producer and performer. In 1965, Dolenz was one of four actors chosen out of 400 applicants who responded to a trade ad announcing auditions for a new TV show about rock n roll band. The concept was inspired by the Beatles film, A Hard Days Night. I was hired as an actor to play the role of a singing drummer, Dolenz said in his Paradise Artists biography. I had to learn to play drums. The Monkees debut single, Last Train to Clarksville, featured Dolenz on lead vocals. It hit the charts in September 1966 and rocketed to No. 1. Two days later, the television show debuted on NBC to great success. Ultimately, The Monkees achieved their greatest success as recording artists. Their first four albums The Monkees, More of the Monkees, Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. reached No. 1 on the charts and they had three consecutive No. 1 singles, including Last Train to Clarksville, Im a Believer and Daydream Believer. The groups first five albums also went gold. In 1996, The Monkees again joined together for a 30-year reunion summer tour around America. The response was such that they toured again the following year, this time finishing up in England. Hey, hey, here I come, said Dolenz in a press release promoting the tour. Im so looking forward to this years Happy Together Tour. I cant Gary Puckett and The Union Gap will be among the performers.
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