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Features Business . . . . . . . . .12-13A Classieds . . . . . . . . .7-9B Community . . . . . . .8,10-11A County . . . . . . . . . .14-15A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-6B Health & tness . . . . . . . .18A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .9A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .19A Police beat . . . . . . . . .5-6A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .16A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .17A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising THE BEACHESSanctuary still helping wildlifeDirector Ralph Heath says its business as usual at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Groups continue to tour the site for a glimpse of the more than 50 species of birds, photographers stop by for an array of shots and curious tourists pop in for visits. ... Page 3A. POLICEMolly is newest drug to hit areaPinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council June 26 that his department has shifted gears in its ongoing efforts against illegal drugs. After putting the brakes on the illegal sales of hydrocodone and oxycodone, Gualtieri said drug dealers are now flooding the streets with a substitute called molly, a derivative of MDMA. ... Page 5A.OUTDOORSGood weather may be good signWith any luck the weather will get back on track and this new moon will offer a repeat at some of the solid fishing that was occurring around the last full moon. See Fish Tales. ... Page 9A.COUNTYIts time to be wary of lightningFlorida tops the charts when it comes to deaths attributed to lightning with 468 occurring from 1959-2012. Tampa Bay is in the top three areas in the state for the number of lightning strikes that occur each year. ... Page 14A.Juried craft show headed to Madeira BeachAlso opening this week, is Gru and a few others in Despicable Me 2 ... See page 1B.Depp returns to the screen in the action release Lone Ranger Volume XXXV,No. 13 July 4, 2013 www.TBNweekly.com 011713Lowest Mortgages In Fifty Years!727-394-2265Theres No Place Like Home. 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 475-7866Look for our ad in this edition!62013Nadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A. Call Today For All Your Dental Needs 062713Hearing Loss? Get Your Independence Back by the 4th of July!CALL TODAYto schedule your appointment to receive these FREE SERVICES: FREE Hearing Consultation FREE Clean & Check of Current Hearing Aids 30-Day Trial FREE Demo of the Newest Digital Technology727-393-3775 3 Locations to Serve YouSeminole St. Petersburg Clearwater Event set July 6-7 ... See page 3B.Fireworks celebrationsThe following fireworks celebrations are scheduled on the beaches Thursday, July 4, at about 9 p.m. Madeira Beach, on the beach at Archibald Park, Gulf Boulevard and Madeira Way. Redington Shores, County Park, 18200 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, Upham Beach, 6850 Beach Plaza. Treasure Island, on the beach behind Gulf Front Park, Gulf Boulevard and 104th Avenue. See SPEEDERS, page 4AVIEWPOINTSBob DriverA salute to some Fourth of July notables. Page 17A By BRIAN GOFFSEMINOLE Most people likely take for granted that when they start their day they are going to be able to put on a pair of shoes that fit. Most people, but not everyone, said Seminole Councilor Jim Quinn, and he wants to change that with the Heart and Sole Shoe Drive at Lake Seminole Square on Monday, July 8. Quinn recently attended a function at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in Safety Harbor. Afterwards, he was offered a tour that opened his eyes. My tour guide was a 7-year-old boy. His name was Jason and he was all decked out in his finest, all spit and polish, Quinn said. It was while he was walking in front of us that I noticed he had on a pair of sneakers that were way too big. I realized that I had to do something to help. Quinn did some research and began to understand why the boy wasnt able to have shoes that fit. These kids are at the Sheriffs Youth Ranch because they have to be there, he said. Usually it is because their parents are in trouble with the law. They are probably in jail and the children have nowhere else to go. Quinn added, They come there with just the clothes on their backs and not much else. They need help to make sure they dont follow their parents down the same path. They need a helping hand. That was three months ago. Quinn contacted his good friend, former Seminole Mayor Jimmy Johnson, for help. I got involved because Quinn came to me and asked me if we could do something to get these kids shoes, Johnson said. He told me that little boy could not even keep his balance in the shoes he was wearing. I said, Yes, we can do something and get the people of Seminole involved, because they really do care. I thought it was a great idea and we began marketing it. We want to make sure that all the kids at the Youth Ranch get shoes. What came of their effort was the first annual Heart and Sole Shoe Drive. On July 8, people can drop off a new pair of shoes, or make a donation, at Lake Freedom Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., between 10 a.m. and noon. There will be a Sherriffs car on site and the hope is to fill that car with shoes that can be taken straight away to the Youth Ranch in Safety Harbor. Diane Vandiver, the outreach business development director at Lake Seminole Square, said it was not a tough decision to make to get involved with the shoe drive. When Jim Quinn told me about what he had seen, I said, We can get you some shoes, she said. We try to give back to the community any way we can. Both Quinn and Jimmy Johnson have supported us in things weve done in the past, so were happy to help them. She added, Sometimes bad things happen to good people. These kids are not truants; they are there through no fault of their own. This is a way for Lake Seminole Square to show the community that were here for a lot of different things. Quinn said there arent many better causes than helping the Sheriffs Youth Ranch. He says he will never forget the tour he took that day with the young boy. He showed us his quarters, where they slept, he said. His 3-year-old brother shared the room with him. He does his own laundry and he goes to school from there. The Sheriff makes sure the kids are safe. The Youth Ranch consists of a number of cottages where the children live, Quinn said. Each cottage has house parents who oversee the activities. Many of these house parents are volunteers. He noted that budgets are always limited, thus the need for new shoes. Vandiver said 25 pairs of shoes have already been collected and she expects many more before July 8, not to mention what will be collected that day. Ive already talked with the local Chambers of Commerce, the Gulf Beaches, Seminole, and Largo, and they have all said they would help collect shoes, she said. In fact, people can drop off shoes at any of those locations, too. Vandiver said she hopes people realize that even with one pair of shoes or one phone call they can make a difference. If people would do one thing to help, it will show that they can make a great deal of difference. I can make some phone calls, my co-workers can make some phone calls and we can get shoes for these kids. The community is passionate and will respond. This is something people can do to make a difference. A pair of shoes that fit is something they should not have to worry about when they get up in the morning, she said. Former Mayor Johnson echoed that sentiment. No child should be without shoes in our society today, but I saw it at the ranch, he said. People will give but they have to know about it. Once they understand, this will really work. For more information about the shoe drive, call 392-3932. New principal namedThomas Brittain takes the helm at Seminole High School By TIFFANY RAZZANOSEMINOLE Thomas Brittain, formerly assistant principal at Dunedin High School, has been appointed the new principal of Seminole High School. Brittain replaces Walter Weller, who left SHS to take on the role of superintendent of Indian Rocks Christian School. The Pinellas County School District received 10 applicants for the position, interviewing four of them before choosing Brittain for the job. The School Board approved his appointment at its June 27 meeting. Seminole has such a rich tradition and such a good name, not just in the Seminole community, but in all of Pinellas County, Brittain said. Im always impressed when I go there. Brittain, who grew up in Pennsylvania, received his B.A. in secondary education at Liberty University and his masters and doctorate degrees in educational leadership at Nova Southeastern University. He got his start teaching for six years at a private school in Memphis. He got his start in Pinellas County Schools in 1984, initially teaching social studies at Clearwater High School. Prior to working at Dunedin High School, he was assistant principal at Northeast High School. Some of the areas Brittain oversaw at Dunedin included student activities and athletics. I did a little bit of everything, he said. Now he brings this experience and expertise to Seminole. One area he hopes to improve is the high schools relationship with the city, much like he did at Dunedin. The City of Seminole is the same kind of caring, strong community, he said. Id like to see the same connection with the school here. Brittain, who lives in Clearwater, is also an adjunct professor at Argosy University and an instructional mentor at Liberty University. He is also the treasurer of the Pinellas County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association.Heart and Sole Shoe Drive benefits Sheriffs Youth RanchDecreased operating costs proposed By TIFFANY RAZZANOSEMINOLE The city could see a significant decrease in operating costs, City Manager Frank Edmunds said at the June 25 City Council meeting. The proposed operating budget for 2014 is $14,646,868 a decrease of about $556,828 from last year. The city has seen decreased operating costs over the past several years, and the 2014 budget follows this trend, he said. This budget submission does propose the continuation of existing services, [and] does not provide for any expanded services, as a result of the fiscal constraints to provide those services, Edmunds said. This years decrease is due primarily to several one-time capital purchases made in the current years budget, such as computer software for the citys finance division. We had some capital purchases that were not proposing to repeat for the upcoming year, Edmunds said, and we had some operational reductions. Through collective bargaining the fire fighters agreed to pay more for their pension. So it also reduces our associated expenditures. And there is some more good news for the city, Edmunds said: The city will see a 2.4 percent increase in its property tax base. [This] indicates the community is moving forward out of the recession and property values are beginning to regain some of those losses, Edmunds said. Because the city will maintain its current tax rate, homeowners should only see a slight increase in taxes should the proposed operating budget be adopted, he added. The council will review the proposed budget at a workshop on Wednesday, July 10. At the June 25 meeting, the council also discussed the proposed contract with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office for law enforcement services for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The contract which would go into effect Oct. 1, 2013 and run through Sept. 30, 2014 totals $1,544,296.90, a .5 percent decrease over the previous contract. This slight decrease is due to a staffing change implemented during this current fiscal year, Edmunds said. The number of traffic units was modified from one dedicated unit to a contracted number of hours of traffic detail each week. Due to confusion of language in the contract regarding potential retroactive fees associated with an unexpected increase in cost of services, the council decided to table the measure and discuss the contract at a future workshop.Whatever it takes Seminole residents raising funds for St. Lucia youth with eye disease Photo by BRIAN GOFFOrganizers of the Heart and Sole Shoe Drive, to be held at Lake Seminole Square on Monday, July 8, display some of the many shoes already collected for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Pictured from left are Diane Vandiver, Andrea Sieradzki, Cliff Albrecht of Lake Seminole Square, and former Seminole Mayor Jimmy Johnson. [These kids] come there with just the clothes on their backs and not much else. They need help to make sure they dont follow their parents down the same path. They need a helping hand. Jim Quinn City Councilor By TOM GERMONDSEMINOLE Diana Flory is determined to help a St. Lucia youth nicknamed Nicey save her eyesight. The retired teacher, who has been to the Caribbean island about a dozen times since 2007, gets choked up when she looks at pictures of the girl trying to cope with her vision problems. Flory hopes to bring Jeanyth Richard to Seminole to live with Flory and her husband while the 11-year-old undergoes treatment from a California specialist for a degenerative disease called keratoconus. See NICEY, page 4A Photo courtesy of DIANA FLORYJeanyth Richard, 11, suffers from keratoconus, an eye disorder that could cause her to lose her vision. 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Professional 020713 062013 Wingin itSuncoast Seabird Sanctuary still committed to mission of helping injured birds By BOB McCLUREINDIAN SHORES Ralph Heath has no idea what the exact numbers are, but he estimates well over a million injured birds have received care at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary over the years. Most have been released back into the wild once healthy. Heath, 67, the founder and director of the Seabird Sanctuary, has been at the forefront of rehabilitating a variety of injured species since 1972 and says nothing has changed at the 1.5-acre facility at 18328 Gulf Blvd. Its business as usual, he says. Groups continue to tour the site for a glimpse of the more than 50 species of birds, photographers stop by for an array of shots and curious tourists pop in for visits. Despite what you may have heard, were still in business, he said. But Im not going to lie. Were struggling. Heath admits donations are down but hes hopeful of getting a corporate sponsor sometime soon to help pay a big chunk of the facilitys $1 million annual operation expense. Im actively looking for a company that could possibly underwrite the Sanctuary and put their name on the park, Heath said. Just like Tropicana did with the stadium in St. Petersburg. Heath said that would allow him to budget more of his time to the medical side of the operation, as opposed to the fundraising side. More importantly, it would allow him to hire a state-licensed veterinarian whose sole responsibility would be to run the Marie Farr Hospital on site. The hospital has been without a director since Barbara Suto resigned in March. Finding corporate sponsorship is a major piece of Heaths five-year plan to maintain sustainability. My goal is for the Sanctuary to become financially stable, he said. Weve got some birds that have been here since the 1970s. Theyre old birds that are permanently disabled and I want to see them taken care of. Heath said despite the lack of an operational hospital, the facility is still able to take care of minor issues with birds. When operations or surgery is necessary, he turns to Tampa veterinarian Dr. Teresa Lightfoot or the Avian and Animal Hospital in Largo. Heath noted that the Sanctuary is still licensed and passed a number of recent inspections by state officials. Fish and Wildlife (Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission) has been here three or four times checking on us to make sure the birds were OK, said Fred Hale, the director of outside operations. Each time everything has been fine. Hale is one of four full-time employees at the Sanctuary. The others are an assistant outside supervisor, a gift shop manager and an operations manager. Their support staff consists of 10 community volunteers. The small team keeps the facility open 365 days a year and admission is free. To this point, Heath said he has been dependent on donations from visitors to the park or folks in the community that have a love for animals. Other revenue has been derived from a couple of silent auctions each year. People come in here and decide to make a donation, Heath said. Word is all over the world. We are a magnet for people that come in here from all over the world. Many contributors, he said, come from Germany and Canada. A German woman recently allocated a portion of her estate to the Sanctuary, Heath said. At its height, about five years ago, Heath said the facility took care of about 10,000 birds in a years time. Many of them were pelicans with fish hooks imbedded, as well as herons and egrets, which Heath said are subject to getting hit by cars or injured when they hit power lines. A lot of the time, he said, land-based birds are knocked out of their nests by winds from afternoon thunderstorms or curious cats. Theyre all treated by the Sanctuary. People leave birds in an alcove we have out in the parking lot, Heath said, and we take care of them. His mission to save birds began on Dec. 3, 1971 when Heath discovered an injured cormorant on Gulf Boulevard. A quick examination indicated the bird had a broken wing. So Heath took the bird to a veterinarian in South Pasadena who inserted a stainless steel pin in the birds wing and sewed it up. He gave him back to me and said Ive done my job. Now its time for you to do yours, said Heath. The next day, Heath was at the Redington Long Pier to get some baitfish to feed the bird and was given an injured seagull. From that point, word spread that Heath was in the business of rehabilitating injured birds. As time went on, the Seabird Sanctuary sprouted wings and evolved to its current status. For information, call 391-6211. Left: Fred Hale, left, outside operations manager of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary and founder-director Ralph Heath are hopeful of corporate support in the near future. Below left: A recent donation resulted in the installation of new informational signs on birdcages. Below: A 7-weekold brown pelican awaits his next meal. Photos by BOB McCLURE e-Editionse-edition.TBNweekly.com Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


4A Seminole Beacon, July 4, 2013 Library events Around Seminole NICEY, from page 1AThe total cost of the treatment and travel costs is about $30,000. To help raise funds for the medical procedures, the Florys are promoting a benefit concert July 20, 6 p.m., at the Edgewater Pines ROC Mobile Park clubhouse, 10399 67th Ave., featuring gospel and country style performers. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks Beach, Flory went to St. Lucia on a mission trip in 2007 and met Richard at a church function. I first met Nicey when she was about 5. Quite honestly, she is a very sweet lovable child. Very quiet, she said. Though she is bright and does well in school, Richards loss of vision in the past 15 months has changed her life, Flory said. Her friends and classmates refuse to play with her because she is considered different. Flory began to notice that Richards eyes were causing her problems around Easter 2012 as she watched the girl read her part for a program. She was holding the paper up an inch or two in front of her left eye. It was like a lightning bolt hitting me. And it was God saying, Diana, take note. She needs help. There was something seriously wrong. This was not just a child who needs glasses, Flory said. If the words of a hymn were displayed on the wall, the youth wouldnt even look in that direction. The last day she was in St. Lucia, Flory asked permission from her mother to look into her eyes. What I saw were cone-like protrusions of her eyes. It sent chills down my spine, she said. Keratoconus causes the cornea, the outer clear window of the eye, to progressively herniate outward turn cone shape. This causes the vision to become extremely distorted. Flory began to do research online about the disease and found out that the recognized treatment is cornea transplants, which could cost $100,000, she said. Then she came across the name of a doctor who invented a less invasive procedure that will stop the progression of the disease and restore the sight that has been lost. Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, whose office is in Beverly Hills, Calif., pioneered the Holcomb C3-R procedure that is named after Steve Holcomb, an Olympic bobsledder who was legally blind due to keratoconus until Wachler treated him. Holcomb regained 20/20 vision in 2007 after receiving C3-R treatment and implants, and in 2010 he became the first Olympic gold medalist in a bobsled event for the United States in 62 years, information provided by the doctors office said. In the late 1990s Wachler was seeing an increase in patients referred to him for a cornea transplant. He wondered if a better option was available. Influenced by the work of others, he began the use of a cornea implant to help support the eye and reduce the herniated cone shape in patients with keratoconus, said Marie Norgaard, administrator for Boxer Wachler Vision. Wachler used the procedure to help treat a patient, whose vision improved, but it did not stop the progressive condition. Pouring over journals, he came across some research by some doctors in Germany from the 1990s about a technique called cornea collagen crosslinking. He was fascinated because this seemed to be the aw ha of treating keratoconus, Norgaard said. The technique appeared to arrest the progressive condition and in some cases reversed some of the cone shape. In 2003, Wachler developed his own proprietary version, which was more comfortable and non-invasive compared to the Germans technique. Wachler called his cornea collagen crossliking C3-R, Norgaard said. She said the doctor and staff are proud to see that 10 years later 99.03 percent (of Wachlers patients) have been fully stabilized and their vision improved by C3-R and another one of his procedure involving cornea implants. Flory, too, has a lot of confidence in Wachler. A benefactor paid to fly Richard and her father to Barbados for testing. After going over the test results, Wachler has determined that Richard is a great candidate for the procedure, Flory said. As soon as we can get her here, she said. Because of office privacy policy, the doctors staff cant discuss whether Richard is a candidate for treatment or diagnosis. However, staff confirmed that they have been in contact with Flory. Diana is really championing her cause, Norgaard said. Boxer Wachler Vision has reached out to a nonprofit organization to seek assistance for some of the costs and are waiting for a response. Flory said she was told by a doctor it takes up to two months to get a medical visa cleared for Richard. The Florys have to prove they have the funds to pay for procedures so the child will not be a financial burden to the U.S. government. I was asked recently is there a point of no return. There is because if her cornea is ruptured, the only possibility then is cornea transplants, Flory said. Richards parents believe having Diana and Eward Flory become designated guardians and stay with them is in the best interests of the child, Flory said. They live in a neighborhood where parents struggle to feed their children. To come up with a large sum to pay for treatment is beyond comprehension, Diana wrote in an announcement about the benefit concert. The concert will feature the recording artists the McMillans, Ric Truett, Four Him and Span. Tickets are $10. Parking is availPhoto by TOM GERMONDDiana Flory is raising money to help Jeanyth Richard of St. Lucia get treatment for her eye disorder.able at the Bank of America, 6801 Seminole Blvd. A shuttle bus will take attendees the two blocks to the clubhouse and back. Call the Florys at 392-1647 for tickets. The family will provide Richard with food and clothing if she is allowed to live with them. They are also raising money through garage sales, donations and other activities. Whatever it takes, Flory said. The love is evident. We went to see her on the way to the airport, Flory said. Her mother cried out to me and said Nicey was crying because I was leaving. And I went back and I told [Nicey], sweety, I said, every time I go back to the U.S., I take a part of you in my heart, Flory said. I said in the same way, Im leaving a part of me with you in your heart. She seemed to be OK with that.Seminole Chiefs signups underwaySEMINOLE Registration has started for the Seminole Chiefs Football and Cheerleading fall season. Upcoming registration dates include Saturdays July 6 and 13, 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays July 10 and 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration will take place at the Chiefs office, 12100 90th Ave. Cost is $185 for the first child and $135 for each additional child. Parents must pay at least $55 per child at the time of registration. For more information, visit www.semi nolechiefs.org.Lake Seminole Square to host shoe driveSEMINOLE Retired Mayor Jimmy Johnson and Councilor Jim Quinn, in conjunction with Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., will host the Heart and Sole Shoe Drive on Monday, July 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Organizers are seeking shoes for girls or boys ages 3 to 18. All shoes will be donated to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 392-3932.Science camp set at BauderSEMINOLE Bauder Elementary School, 12755 86th Ave. N., will hold its 12th annual Summer Science Camp Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp, geared toward students in grades K through 5, will feature hands-on science activities studying earth, life and physical science, computer technology, arts and crafts, and outdoor games. Bauder teachers will be the camp counselors. Fee is $125 and includes a T-shirt. Space is limited to 125 students. All proceeds will benefit the 2013-2014 school year. Call 547-7829 for more information.Back-to-school blood drive slatedSEMINOLE Direct Auto Insurance, 11208 Park Blvd., is sponsoring its second annual Back to School/Blood Drive on Thursday, July 11, noon to 4 p.m. Donations of school supplies such as paper, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors and glue to be put in the backpack/ book bags that will be donated to local needy students are requested. There also will be food, drinks and prizes. Drop off donations or call to have them picked up. For more information, call 392-2274.Flicks N Fins Fun Night plannedSEMINOLE The Seminole Recreation Division presents Flicks N Fins Family Fun Night on Friday, July 12, 7 p.m., at Seminole Aquatics, 9100 113th St. This months movie is A Dolphin Tale. Call 391-8345 fore more information. Reunion planned for SHS Classes of and SEMINOLE The 25-year reunion for the Seminole High School classes of 1987 and 1988 will take place Saturday, July 13, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Marriott Sand Key Resort, 1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. Tickets are $65 per person. Visit www.seminolehigh1988.com or call Tracey Reynolds Staack at 744-0881 for more information.Seminole Recreation offers specialty campsSEMINOLE Seminole Recreation is offering a variety of summer camps at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Camp specialties, dates, times and prices vary. Specialty camps include beginning and advanced racquetball, baton/cheerleading, aquatic activities, basketball, musical theater, soccer, triathlon, Okinawan karate, princess ballerina, archery, hip hop, volleyball, earth science and cheer/dance. Registration required. Must have a valid Seminole Recreation membership to participate. For information on dates and costs, call 391-8345.City summer camp registration beginsSEMINOLE The City of Seminole Recreation Division is now accepting applications for its preschool, elementary, and middle school summer camp programs. Each camp offers a variety of activities, including active games, sports, group games, art projects, and swimming. Kidventures is for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. This camp swims three times per week and attends one field trip weekly. Teen Extreme is for youth completing sixth through ninth grade and attends two field trips each week. A valid rec card and 50 percent deposit is required at time of enrollment. The recreation center accepts cash, checks, and credit as forms of payment. For more information, call 391-8345.Brazilian soccer camp planned at SYAASEMINOLE The Seminole Youth Athletic Association hosts a soccer camp at the SYAA sports complex, 12100 90th Ave., this summer. The TetraBrazil Soccer Camp takes place Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12. The camp brings Brazilian coaches to America to teach the sport. Each camper will receive a free ball, shirt and TetraBrazil game jersey. Half-day camp, 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 6 through 14 costs $148; and full-day camps, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 6 through 14, cost $199. For more information, visit www.syaa-soc cer.comChurch collects items for veteransLARGO The Service Committee of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church will be collecting various items for the veterans of Bay Pines Hospital and also homeless veterans in accordance with its Christmas in July celebration. Deadline for donations is Sunday, July 14. For more information, call the church at 391-5509 or Linda Mowry, committee chair, at 546-4908.Kiwanis Breakfast Club meets Tuesday morningsLARGO The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. On the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, the group features speakers from different organizations. Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 393-8343 for more information.Chess Club meets weeklySEMINOLE The Seminole Chess Club meets Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Everyone is welcome, though they should know the basics of how to play. Chess sets will be provided and there is no charge to play. Call Alan Bohrer at 748-2522 for more information.SEMINOLE The following programs and events are scheduled in July at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N.:Holiday closings The library will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. Adult programs Two Towers Chess Club, Mondays, July 8 and 22, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels. Cinema at Sundown, Thursdays, July 11 and 28, 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Pause for Poetry, Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. Gizmos, Gadgets & Geezers program. Need help with a phone, laptop, tablet, MP3 player or ereader? Members of the Library Youth Advisory Board are available to help. To set up an appointment, contact the Youth Services Department at 394-6913. SPC Toastmasters, Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. Classic Movie Matinee, Fridays, 1 p.m. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the Seminole Library. Seminole Chess Club, all ages, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for novice, intermediate and advanced players.. The Stone Soup Group/Coupon Exchange, Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your extra coupons, low/no cost activities, recipes, how-to solutions or other special offers to our exchange program.Teen programs Two Towers Chess Club, Mondays, July 8 and 22, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels. Tween Lock-in, Friday, July 26, 6 to 10 p.m. For grades 5 through 7. The after-hours fun, held in the library program rooms, includes games, crafts, food and more. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Seminole Community Library. Beneath the Surface Teen Reading Club, grades 6 to 12. Fill out weekly entry forms for books read to enter a weekly drawing for gift cards. Seminole Chess Club, all ages, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For novice, intermediate and advanced players. Basic instruction not available at the meetings. Players should already know the moves, rules and etiquette of chess. Tween Tuesdays, grades 5 to 7, Tuesdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Games, crafts, drama, guest speakers and more each week. Pause for Poetry, all ages, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers of poetry share their own poems. Teen Thursdays, grades 8 to 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Different themed activities each week. Childrens programs Two Towers Chess Club, Mondays, July 8 and 22, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels. Elementary Lock-in, Friday, July 19, 6 to 9 p.m. For grades 1 through 4. The after-hours fun, held in the library program rooms, includes games, crafts, food and more. Registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Seminole Community Library. Dig into Reading Read-to-Me Reading Club, pre-readers ages 2 to 5. Turn in a completed reading log to receive a prize. One prize per child. Dig into Reading Club, grades K-5. Bring in a weekly reading log to receive an incentive and an entry form for our weekly prize drawings. Dig into Reading Craft Sunday, Sundays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Drop in for a weekly themed makeand-take craft. LEGOs at the Library, Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m. Open to all elementary aged children, with a play area provided for younger siblings. LEGOs will be supplied, so bring your imagination and share your building ideas. Jumpin & Jammin, for elementary-aged children, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Get ready for a fastpaced, 30 minutes of crazy movements to awesome, energy-packed songs. Little Diggers Story Time, 18 to 36 months, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Twenty minutes of short stories, songs and movement activities based on a weekly theme, followed by a puppet show presented by teen volunteers. Big Diggers Story Time, ages 3 to 5, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. Thirty minutes of short stories, songs and movement activities based on a weekly theme, followed by a puppet show presented by our teen volunteers. Tween Tuesdays, grades 5 to 7, Tuesdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Games, crafts, drama, guest speakers and more each week. Dig-ology, elementary age and family, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. A program of books, games, science experiments, crafts and more. Dig into a different subject each week. Geared toward elementary ages, but all ages are welcome. Wonderful Wednesdays, all ages, Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Weekly program featuring guest performers and presenters. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Call the Youth Services Department at 394-6913 for program titles and additional information. Baby Sprouts Story Time, newborn to 18 months, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. A lap-sit program featuring books, finger plays, songs and playtime. Seminole Chess Club, all ages, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for novice, intermediate and advanced players. Family Garden Club, Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All ages. Learn gardening basics and create special garden projects and crafts. Wiggle,Giggle and Sing!, Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 5 and younger. Shake a parachute, toss a bean bag and other wiggly, giggly musical activities. Reading with the Dogs, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For reading ages. Drop by and enjoy a one-onone reading opportunity with a visiting therapy dog. Registration in advance or the morning of is required. Reading sessions last approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Family Movie Matinee, Saturdays, 2 p.m. The Family Movie Matinee features Gand PG-rated movies for kids of all ages. Free popcorn and soda are provided by The Friends of Seminole Library. IRB author holds book signingINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Local author Tim McGee will sign his book, Worthy McGuire, at Slyce Pizza Bar Monday, July 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The novel is a story about a World War II veteran who embarks on a journey to fulfill a promise made during the D-Day invasion. McGee is an Indian Rocks Beach resident who gave up a 24-year career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue his passion for writing. His first novel is self-published and available on Amazon.com. Slyce will donate 10 percent of the food and beverage proceeds to the Food Pantry.Library to host teen financial literacy programCLEARWATER Bank of America and Junior Achievement, partnered with the Pinellas Library Cooperative, will present Your Career, Your Finances and You from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 30 at the Safety Harbor Public Library at 101 Second St. The program is a two-part series for people ages 12 to 18. The first part will focus on job skills such as interviewing, rsum writing and business etiquette. The second part will discuss budgeting, credit cards and personal finance. Both parts will include giveaways, a free meal and educational games to strengthen the importance of financial literacy. While the program is free, registration is required. To register, call 724-1525, ext. 4112. Vendors wanted for flea marketKENNETH CITY The Kenneth City Social Club is looking for vendors for its Sept. 21 annual flea market, which will be held Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors may contact chairman Dick Laneau at 345-4323 or dick laneau05@ymail.com to reserve space at $10 each.Organization asks for Big Sisters LARGO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County challenges women of the community to honor Womens History Month by helping little girls follow in their footsteps. Locally established in 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. The longevity of its existence speaks volumes to the power of mentoring. There are currently 51 girls in Pinellas, Citrus and Hernando counties waiting to be matched with a Big Sister. These girls often have an incarcerated parent, reside with a relative caregiver or live in a single-parent home. The presence of a positive female role model would impact their lives tremendously. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. To inquire about how to become a Big Sister, contact volunteer recruiter Samantha at SamanthaF@bbbspc.org. To learn more about our organization and download the enrollment application, visit www.bbb spc.org. Volunteers needed to drive cancer patientsThe American Cancer Society said there is an urgent need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their cancer treatment appointments throughout the county. Currently the largest need is in the St. Pete area. The amount of time that you drive and the geographic area you drive are based on your own personal preferences. Call: 1-800-227-2345. Here and There Here and There Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Police 5A Beacon, July 4, 2013 070413 EXPIRES7-31-13EXPIRES7-31-13EXPIRES7-31-13EXPIRES7-31-13EXPIRES7-31-13EXPIRES7-31-13062013**SUMMER SAVINGS ****SUMMER SAVINGS ** Duck, Lamb and Salmon. Awesome. 070413Also visit us in Ft. Myers, Brandon, Tampa & SarasotaNOW OPEN 3942 Tyrone Boulevard St. Petersburg(Between Park and 38th Ave. N.)Expires 7-31-13 070413 Exp. 7/31/13 Gualtieri says molly is the newest drug threat By BOB McCLUREST. PETE BEACH Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council June 26 that his department has shifted gears in its ongoing efforts against illegal drugs. After putting the brakes on the illegal sales of hydrocodone and oxycodone, Gualtieri said drug dealers are now flooding the streets with a substitute called molly, a derivative of MDMA. Its a hallucinogenic that is selling for about $900 an ounce, said Gualtieri. Because weve cracked down on opium-based pharmaceuticals, were seeing this drug molly on the streets. Thats what people have migrated to. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, molly is the powder or crystal form of MDMA. It is considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which DEA says means it has a high potential for addiction. The drug can cause confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, involuntary teeth clenching, chills, sweating and blurred vision, DEA officials said. Gualtieri said it is the latest example of a continuing problem in society, which is drug addiction in general. This is an addiction problem. The only way we as a society are really going to make a dent in this, I believe, is to put a lot of effort into prevention, education and treatment, Gualtieri said. We can continue on the law enforcement side to do what we do. Were going to continue to do that and do it well. But all were doing is squeezing the balloon because its an addiction problem. Another major issue in Pinellas, Gualtieri said, is the increased sexual exploitation of minors, especially young teenage girls who are being forced into prostitution. Some of this, I believe, is because weve clamped down on some of these people who are selling a lot of these pharmaceutical drugs, said Gualtieri. They dont care how theyre going to make money as long as they dont have to get a real job to do it. If it means selling dope, if it means stealing stuff and selling it or finding these 14and 15-year-old girls and making them prostitute themselves and making them give all their money to them, they dont care. Gualtieri pointed to a recent arrest at a hotel at 54th Avenue North and Interstate 275. These were guys who were involved in drug dealing but they werent dealing drugs, Gualtieri said. They were dealing 15-year-old girls. These girls were seeing six or seven guys a day and if they werent doing what they were supposed to be doing, they were beating the girls and threatening them. This is a big problem and were seeing more of it. To combat the problem, the sheriffs office is launching a special victims unit July 14 with five detectives and a sergeant who will focus on the issue. Gualtieri said the county has also seen a spike in hardcore child pornography cases and his department is assigning two detectives to an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force dedicated to just that. I believe weve had it in the community, Gualtieri said. Were seeing more of it, were aware of it more but weve got to push that back. That is a real threat right now to the kids of Pinellas County. On other points, the sheriff said: A vehicle maintenance facility will be the first building to open at the new Sheriffs Operations Center on Ulmerton Road. It is targeted for Sept. 14. The remainder of the $80 million campus will open in March. The Sheriffs Operation Center, which consists of a new sheriffs administration building and public safety campus, will consolidate emergency communications into one site. The countys 911 emergency system and the Sheriffs Office communication system will be merged. Other police communication departments, such as Largo and Clearwater, may follow. Over the last four years, the sheriffs budget has been cut $108 million, which has resulted in a 28 percent reduction in staff. Over that same timespan, crime in Pinellas has been reduced 21 percent.This is an addiction problem. The only way we as a society are really going to make a dent in this, I believe, is to put a lot of effort into prevention, education and treatment. All were doing is squeezing the balloon. Bob Gualtieri Pinellas County sheriff Bob Gualtieri Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


6A Police Beacon, July 4, 2013 Hosted by Retired Seminole Mayor Jimmy Johnson and Councilor Jim Quinn in conjunction with Lake Seminole SquareMonday, July 8th10am-Noon8333 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772For more info or to drop off shoes please call: 727.392.3932The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch continues its mission of rescuing kids and providing them with direction, ability and hope. The Youth Ranch is supported by the Sheriffs offices and in a large part, by individuals like you who care about children in need.Show your support for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch by bringing a new or gently used pair of shoes for a girl or boy aged 3 through 18. Help us reach our goal of filling an entire patrol car full of shoes! Refreshments will be served.A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, 1-800-HELP-FLA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. registration number is CH954. THE FLORIDA SHERIFFS YOUTH RA NCHES RECEIVES 100% OF THIS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is a tax exempt organization under IRS code 501(3) and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 070413-2HeartandSoleShoeDriveHeartandSoleShoeDrive Now is a Great Time For a Cruise or Tour! 727.576.4010 or 1-866-824-1613www.advantagecruises.netFt. Myers Overnight ~ Oct. 28-29 $249 ppd 1 CB, 1 Lunch & Show, Chocolate Making, Shopping & More! Biloxi by Bus August ~ 18-21 $222 ppd IP Resort, $55 Free Money, $24 food vouchers, visit two other casinos, and all gratuities. 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Business Hours) 070413 Recent promotions Photo courtesy of PCSOTen new sergeants at the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office pose for a photo after a promotions ceremony June 25. Front row, from left, are Dennis Garvey, Nicole Baker, Matthew Hilliard, Kelly Bush, Matthew Christie, Michael Hughey and Sheriff Bob Gualtieri; back row, Carl Vitro, Micheal Paniagua, Clinton McKnight and Dennis Dotson.Police beat TI police make warrant arrestTREASURE ISLAND A relaxing day of fishing turned out to be a bad move for a 69-year-old St. Petersburg man. John Bernard Brudnock was fishing June 19 off a dock in the 8400 block of Bayshore Drive in Sunset Beach when he was arrested by Treasure Island police on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on a previous conviction of possession of child pornography. Brudnock was wearing an ankle bracelet that led Florida Department of Corrections officials to his whereabouts. He was booked into Pinellas County Jail and is awaiting trial.Woman charged with batteryTREASURE ISLAND A 40-year-old woman was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct following a confrontation June 23 with an employee at Caddys Waterfront, 9000 W. Gulf Blvd. According to a police report, Danielle Evangeline Morris, 9905 N. Central Ave., Tampa, got into the confrontation with a 46-year-old female employee of the business. No major injuries were reported. Morris was transported to Pinellas County Jail where she was released after posting a $650 bond.Largo teacher arrested for child abuseLARGO Largo police arrested a Largo High School teacher June 26 on one charge of child abuse. According to the police report, on the second to the last day of school, May 30, a group of students was playing cards in Thomas E. Farmers technical arts class. Farmer asked them to stop. He also reportedly told them if they did not put the cards away, he would let another student, who practices martial arts, to physically make them, the report said. The students did not put the cards away, and the student was allowed to choke one of the card-playing students at the teachers suggestion. The victim student was in distress while being choked, the reportMan arrested in child-grabbing casePINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park police arrested a St. Petersburg man just before 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. He was charged with false imprisonment of a child, dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership. John Randolph Jenkins, 48, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail at 5 p.m. the same day. His bond was set at $25,000. Largo police say Jenkins is the man who grabbed the hand of a 10year-old boy and made an inappropriate suggestion to him about 5:30 p.m. June 21 inside a restroom at Publix, 3825 East Bay Drive. The child got out of the restroom safely and walked away. Photos of the suspect were posted on Largo Police Departments Facebook page June 25 when police asked for the publics help to identify the suspect.Coast Guard rescues five people, dogST. PETERSBURG Five people and one dog were rescued by Coast Guard crewmembers after their 24-foot boat became disabled three miles west of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge June 25. Seatow contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 8:50 p.m., stating the people aboard the vessel were disabled due to a fuel pump issue and were in need of assistance. A 45-foot response boat and boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cortez arrived on scene, transferred all five people and the dog over to the response boat, took the disabled boat in tow and transported them back to the sector due to inclement weather coming through the area. No injuries were reported. said. Instead of stopping the altercation, the teacher instructed the victim to tap out. The victim passed out, fell and hit his head. When class ended, Thomas allegedly told the students to help the victim onto a school bus. The bus driver and other students called the student resource officer about 2 p.m., who found a disoriented student in need of medical attention, the report said. The 14-year-old student was transported to All Childrens Hospital with head injuries. The victim has since recovered from the injuries, police said. After the resource officers investigation, charges of child abuse were sent to the State Attorneys Office where probable cause for the arrest of the teacher was supported. Farmer, 44, of Largo was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. He was released on a $10,000 surety bond just before 2:30 p.m. Farmer resigned his position with the Pinellas County School District effective June 7. Police said battery charges are being filed against the 16-year-old male student who choked the victim. 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The Beaches 7A Beacon, July 4, 2013 Pinellas ParkUpcoming Events Event Line 727-541-0895 or visit www.pinellas-park.com Fireghters' Movies In The ParkDate: Saturday, July 13th Time: Dusk Location: England Brothers Park Address: 5010 81st Avenue N. Cost: Free Admission Fun for the whole family! Pinellas Park Fireghters' host this event every month for their Benevolent Fund by selling the best hot dogs and hamburgers around. Candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks are also for sale. The Benevolent Fund is used to help victims and families in our community throughout the holidays. C o n t a c t : ( 7 2 7 ) 6 8 7 4 4 9 4 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ ConcertDate: Tuesday, July 16th (Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month) Time: 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Location: City Auditorium Address: 7690 59th St. N. Cost: Free Relive the golden years of theatre as lovely melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The organ, lovingly restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra including a variety of percussion instruments and a bevy of sound effects. Performance is FREE to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. C o n t a c t : ( 7 2 7 ) 5 4 1 0 8 9 5 Pinellas Park Police Equestrian Speed ShowDate: Saturday, July 27th Time: 6 10 p.m. Location: Equestrian Center at Helen Howarth Park Address: 6301 94th Ave. N. Cost: Free to public. Exhibition Barrels, Poles, Hairpin, Jackpot & Texas Barrels and Flags. Event proceeds will go to the Pinellas Park Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit and their Volunteer Mounted Unit. C o n t a c t : ( 7 2 7 ) 5 4 7 8 4 9 5 July 13th July 16th July 27th Come Celebrate Heroes DayDate: Saturday, July 20th Time: 12 5 p.m. Location: Quaker Steak & Lube Address: 10400 49th Street N. Cost: Free Admission Come out for a day of fun and to support our heros. Sponsored by Everyday Heroes USA and hosted by Quaker Steak & Lube. Music, games, rafes, prizes, car show, motorcycle displays and color guard ceremony. C o n t a c t : ( 7 2 7 ) 5 7 2 9 4 6 4 July 20th070413 SOCIALOCCASIONBRIDAL& FASHIONBOUTIQUE19707 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shoreswww.bridesbythesea.com info@bridesbythesea.com727-446-7770 727-288-2045Fax: 727-265-31057413 070413 021413 State officials release rehabilitated manateesThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and partners released two rehabilitated manatees recently rescued during the recent red tide bloom in Boca Grande in southwest Florida. These are the first rescued manatees affected by the recent red tide to be released. Through extensive response efforts, the commission and partners rescued 16 manatees suffering from the effects of a red tide bloom that was documented from late last September to April. Fifteen manatees survived after they were initially taken to Tampas Lowry Park Zoo for treatment. Once rescued manatees are rehabilitated, marine mammal researchers aim to release them near their rescue location, due to the manatees familiarity with the area. As harmful effects of the recent bloom have waned, FWC biologists have determined these rehabilitated manatees can now be released safely. More manatee releases are planned in the next two months. The larger male released June 13 was the first rescued suffering from red tide effects during the recent bloom in October. That manatee was moved from the zoo to SeaWorld Orlando earlier this year for care until its release to ensure the zoo had space for critical care cases. The FWC and partners rescued the smaller female manatee in March, and it remained at the zoo until the June 13 release. Red tide is the preliminary cause of death for 270 manatees in 2013, a single-year record. Manatees are mainly exposed to the red tide toxin through ingestion of food such as seagrass with accumulated toxin levels. Citizen observers aid response efforts. The public is asked to report distressed or dead manatees by calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), dialing #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone, or by texting Tip@ MyFWC.com. By BOB McCLUREST. PETE BEACH City officials are considering rebranding the Boca Ciega Room at the St. Pete Beach Community Center in an effort to attract more wedding business. Mayor Steve McFarlin suggested June 25 that the city rename the facility in honor of philanthropist Beth Morean, the namesake of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, which owns the popular Chihuly Collection. Morean was a heavy contributor to St. Pete Beach when the community center was constructed. McFarlin said Morean has agreed to have her name used if the commission feels it would be beneficial to the city to use her name. We give the community center x-amount of dollars for advertising and marketing each year and theyve done a great job, said McFarlin. However, I think weve got a responsibility because were running a business here. Were a community center that still has some debt time to it. I think theres great potential there (with a rebranding). McFarlin said name recognition is important and most people dont want to get married in a recreation center. If I have not heard it once, Ive heard it a hundred times. We need to rename the place, McFarlin said. Youre talking about a location where people have the most special day of their life. He said brand name and brand equity is important but identifying our target market for residents is obviously St. Petersburg proper. Theyve got the Hangar (at the Albert Whitted Airport). Then theres the Mahaffey Theater and Ruth Eckerd Hall, all with name recognition, McFarlin said. So I got to thinking of all the things that are trendy and popular now in St. Petersburg society and one popped up and hit me right between the eyes Beth Morean, Morean Art Center, who was a large contributor to the original construction of the building. Whats the cost? asked Commissioner Jim Parent. Theres a lot of literature that would have to be changed. I think its outside the box thinking, said Commissioner Marvin Shavlan. I think its great. We are really akin to the city of St. Petersburg and the Morean Arts Center has tons of name recognition, said Commissioner Lorraine Huhn. So in our evolution, our renaissance what are we going to try to attract? We want to attract the kind of people who appreciate the arts. The 3,000-square-foot Boca Ciega Room is located at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, next to the St. Pete Beach Recreation Center. It has room for about 180 guests and offers a view of Boca Ciega Bay.St. Pete Beach considers rebranding Boca Ciega RoomBlind Pass Road project nears final planning stage By BOB McCLUREST. PETE BEACH A project to reconstruct a portion of Blind Pass Road is nearing the final stages of planning and is expected to go out for bid in January. Jerry Dabkowski, project manager with the engineering firm of Michael Baker Jr., Inc., told city commissioners June 25 that the project, which stretches from Gulf Boulevard north to 73rd Avenue, would be completed in July 2014. The plan calls for the roadway to be narrowed to two 11-foot lanes in each direction with 6-foot sidewalks on each side, curbs, gutters, and an improved drainage system. Were creating a large amount of green space because were going down from three lanes to two, said Public Services Director Steve Hallock. We have grant funding for landscaping so we can make a full statement as youre coming down to get on Blind Pass Road. It should look exceptionally nice when its done. The roadway will be rebuilt with black asphalt and a double yellow line down the center. We have to completely reconstruct the entire roadway, said Dabkowski. Its really in bad shape now. Well also be putting in a new drainage system that will go to a new outfall. So you shouldnt have that standing water issue there any more. Hallock said the project includes the installation of exceptionally large pipes in the ground that will help drain Blind Pass Road and tie into the future projects to alleviate flooding in the Boca Ciega Drive and 75th Avenue area. A point of concern for residents was a plan to put bicycle traffic into the same space with automobile traffic, as opposed to a separate bike lane. The reasoning, Hallock explained, is the section of roadway involved is not heavily traveled and combining the two would not be a threat to safety. The speed limit would be 25 mph., he said. But after numerous speakers expressed concerns, Hallock decided to look into a possible redesign that would put a sidewalk and a bicycle trail on opposite sides of the street, allowing for the possibility of slightly wider auto lanes. Any changes will be discussed at the citys next commission meeting on July 9. Mayor Steve McFarlin asked if the elimination of the current center lane would have an impact on motorists seeking to make a left-hand turn. Weve actually watched it quite a bit and the predominant traffic is coming off Gulf Boulevard and going back to Gulf Boulevard, said Dabkowski. Its pretty much for people who live east of Gulf Boulevard who would use this street to get to McDonalds. It just doesnt have enough traffic to warrant a left turn lane. The roadway cost is $550,000 and the upgraded drainage system is $625,000, bringing the total cost to $1.175 million. Federal funds will pay for the work. During construction, residents will not be denied access to their homes or businesses. Plans call for construction of one lane at a time. The detour route will be Gulf Boulevard north to either 73rd or 75th avenues.We have to completely reconstruct the entire roadway. Its really in bad shape now. Well also be putting in a new drainage system that will go to a new outfall. Jerry Dabkowski Project manager A supermoonPhoto by JIM McAVADDYPerfect weather conditions allowed those on the beaches and around west central Florida to get a glimpse of a supermoon on June 22. A supermoon occurs when the moon makes its closest elliptical orbit to Earth during a full moon cycle. Supermoons occur about once every 14 full moons. The next one will be Aug. 10, 2014. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Usually, I dont let my two little girls who are 7 and 8 watch the news because of stories like this, but I did show them a picture of the little girl so they could see that she was their age. I decided this time I needed to talk to them about this issue a little more. In the past, I mainly focused on them staying close to me when out and not talking to strangers. I didnt want to scare my kids, but felt I needed to take the stranger danger talk a little further. Its sad to think that one bad thing can change not only a childs life, but impact the whole family. I remember several times in my life where incidents could have turned bad, but ended up just being scary. One time when I was in third grade and my sister was in first grade, we were walking home from school and a man on a bike exposed himself to us. We really didnt know what was going on, but luckily, my mom was waiting at the corner for us and could see a man talking to us. He rode off after we said, Theres our mom. That man we picked out of a lineup, and he was arrested. I dont remember too much more than that. Another time, I was at what used to be called Pinellas Park Mall with my mom and siblings. We were looking at shoes and my little sister, who was 8 years old at the time, walked around the corner for a minute to look at the toys. In just a few minutes, a man picked her up from behind and started taking her out of the store. She screamed and kicked and the guy let her go. The mall was locked down, but they never did catch the guy. How our lives could have been changed. I thank God these incidents were just that and not life changing. As a parent, I am always looking out for my kids. I probably am a little too cautious, but if Im not, who else will be? We have to protect our kids, and when they are young we have to warn them that there are bad people out there. Most kids think everyone is nice and thats how sexual predators and sexual offenders seem to operate. Be careful this summer with your kids especially when you send them to camps. Make sure they know whats appropriate and whats not. When you go to the mall or stores keep your eye on your kids. Young kids arent the only ones that need to be cautious. A close friend of mine was on her way home for Thanksgiving break when she was in college when she was abducted by a man with a gun as she stopped at the post office to get her mail. Luckily, she was able to get away after a few days of being held hostage in his home. But the incident changed her life, even though the man was caught and put behind bars. I tell you these stories because they are true and can happen to any family. I know we have to let our kids grow up and have freedom to experience things on their own. But the question is when and at what expense? Its a dilemma I know I face these days. Years ago, you could let your children walk home from school, go play at the neighbors or ride their bike to the local store. Its not that simple these days. The world is different and we are raising our children in a different world. Make sure you talk to your kids, and listen when they talk to you. Its important because protecting our children is our job as parents. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has a website which you can use to look up sexual predators and offenders in your neighborhood or around your schools. You also can sign up for alerts and be notified by email if someone moves within a certain area around you. Visit offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 7 and 8, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs City clerk honored Military updates Renee NassifLARGO Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Renee Nassif and other Sailors assigned to the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) recently got underway for a final sustainment exercise (SUSTAINEX) before the ships upcoming deployment. Nassif is the daughter of Carolyn and James Nassif of Largo. She is a 2010 graduate of Largo High School of Clearwater. She joined the Navy in August 2010. The Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff, joined with guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Mason (DDG 87) for the exercise. The ships and embarked units training together is focusing on maritime security operations, air defense, counter-piracy and anti-submarine warfare. This exercise is similar to the composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) the strike group completed earlier this year. Exercises such as SUSTAINEX and COMPTUEX ensure strike groups are trained and certified for an overseas deployment. Kyle SullivanCLEARWATER Civilian Kyle Sullivan recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Jacksonville. Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of Allendale Academy High School, Clearwater. The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life. Sullivan will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navys Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. Robert ShepardCLEARWATER Air Force Airman Robert Shepard recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Shepard is the son of Robert Shepard of Ocklawaha. He is a 2008 graduate of Allendale Academy, Clearwater.Sabrina Morris ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Reserve Airman Sabrina Morris recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Morris is the daughter of Amy Perdue, and granddaughter of Cheryl Pollard, both of St. Petersburg. She is a 2011 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.Travis MaconCLEARWATER Army Pfc. Travis Macon recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Macon is the son of Wanda Macon of Seffner, and Thomas Macon of Clearwater. He is a 2012 graduate of Armwood High School, Seffner.Simone BarnesST. PETERSBURG Army Pfc. Simone Barnes recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Barnes is the daughter of Shonda Aires, and granddaughter of Mildred Young, both of St. Petersburg. She is a 2012 graduate of Dixie M. Hollins High School.Jason HeinlST. PETERSBURG Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jason Heinl recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Heinl is the son of John Heinl of St. Petersburg, and Carmela Heinl of Spring Hill. He is a 2003 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. He earned an associate degree in 2012 from St. Petersburg College.Amber CarnazzaLARGO Air Force Airman Amber Carnazza recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Carnazza earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Kim Carnazza and granddaughter of Caren Lorenzo, both of Largo. The airman is a 2011 graduate of Largo High School.RuebertInno BantiguePINELLAS PARK Air Force Airman RuebertInno Bantigue recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bantigue is the son of Teresita Bantigue of Pinellas Park.Joseph KrugST. PETERSBURG Navy Seaman Joseph Krug recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Krug is the son of Gail and Joseph Krug of St. Petersburg. He is a 2008 graduate of Osceola High School of Seminole. He is a 2012 graduate of St. Petersburg College with an associates degree.William CookPINELLAS PARK Air Force Airman William Cook recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cook is the son of William Cook of Pinellas Park. He is a 2011 graduate of Osceola High School.Rosa BakerCLEARWATER Army Pfc. Rosa Baker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Baker is the daughter of Richard and Pamela Baker of Clearwater. She is a 2011 graduate of Dunedin High School. She received an associate degree in 2012 from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.Photo by NANCY AYERSMadeira Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno, right, presents an award to Aimee Servedio, second from right, for 30 years of service with the city. Joining in the ceremonies are City Commissioners, from left, Elaine Poe, Pat Shontz, Terry Lister and Nancy Hodges. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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When we get these onshore wind flows like we had last weekend you really need to be on the lookout for storms all day versus the typical afternoon storms that we see this time of year. As Floridians its very easy to become overly comfortable with pending storms. With any luck the weather will get back on track and this new moon will offer a repeat at some of the solid fishing that was occurring around the last full moon. With an abundance of bait holding on some of the deep grass near the passes, look for a fast action bite with trout, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel. Target the strong part of the tide whether its the incoming or the outgoing with a variety of artificial lures and/or live pilchards. Live chumming will get the fish into a frenzy and no doubt help to put a few more fish in the boat. Free-line baits on a long shank hook with a 30 or 40 pound fluorocarbon leader. Gag grouper season opened earlier this week and most if any havent been out due to weather to bring any of those much sought after filets back home for the table. It looks as if thats all going to change with some nice weather on tap for the weekend. Depths as shallow as 20 feet are holding gags right now; however look for greater concentrations of fish to be found in the 50to 80-foot range. Live pinfish are the key to luring the big fish out from under the ledge or away from the reef.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.New manatee and sea turtle decals from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission give people another chance to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leons arrival on Florida shores and support conservation of these iconic Florida species. Manatees and sea turtles were among the native wildlife seen by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and his crew in 1513, when he named the peninsula La Florida, land of the flowers. Ponce de Leon also designated a cluster of islands 70 miles west of Key West as Las Tortugas, because of sea turtles nesting there. As with other Florida beaches, the islands of Dry Tortugas National Park still have loggerhead, leatherback, green and hawksbill turtles coming back year after year to lay their eggs. Today, the manatee is the states designated marine mammal and the loggerhead sea turtle is the states saltwater reptile. Floridians can donate $5 to receive a decal when they are registering a vehicle or vessel, or renewing a registration, through the mail or in person at county tax collectors offices across the state. The sale of decals helps support the FWCs manatee and sea turtle research, rescue, rehabilitation, management and education efforts. Manatee and sea turtle decals can be ordered online at www.myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/man aged/manatee/decals.Manatee, turtle decals celebrate La Florida 500-year anniversary Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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That contract includes an annual salary of $90,000, which is just more than $1,000 more than his predecessor Chuck Coward made. Mims also will receive a city-provided cell phone, for business and personal use, four weeks vacation and $300 a month for automobile expenses. The city will also contribute an amount equal to 10 percent of his salary to his 401A retirement fund and hell be reimbursed up to $5,000 for his moving expenses. Commissioners comments regarding the hiring were all positive. Im thrilled, said Commissioner Cookie Kennedy. I look forward to working with him. If he is even half of what he appears to be then were going to be in good hands. I also like that he is going to live here; it takes a special type of person to do that. With his personality I think he is going to work well, said Mayor R.B. Johnson. You never know how things are going to work out but Im optimistic that he will be a perfect fit for our city. The hunt for a new city manager began in early April when Coward made it known his intention to retire. Coward and two members of the Range Riders, a group of retired city managers, became the committee to find his replacement. They attracted 60 candidates, pared the list down to a dozen, and after daylong interviews, the commission selected Mims. Coward retired on May 31, leaving the staff, headed by Interim City Managers Dean Scharmen and Dan Carpenter, to handle the job of carrying out the commissions choice of the new manager. For that they were thanked by the mayor and commissioners satthe special meeting. We couldnt have had a better team, said Commissioner Terry Hamilton-Wollin. It all went well, in fact it blew me away. It was a good process and I would recommend the Range Riders to anyone. The whole staff stepped up to the plate, said Commissioner Kennedy. Dean Scharmen deserves to be mentioned in this. It was not an easy job to step in. It is a big deal, he did a wonderful job. Scharmen actually flew to Fairhope, Ala., and talked to people about Mims. The commission wanted to make sure they did a thorough background check. Dean didnt find anything to make us change our mind, said Johnson, who continued with praise for the city staff over the hiring. There was lots going on and I really appreciate what Deanne did, he said of City Clerk Deanne OReilly. There was a lot of letter writing and a lot ofIndian Rocks names Mims new city manager Gregg Mimsbehind the scenes work. This time it worked really well. It was a very smooth transition. Contacted on Friday in Louisiana where his son was about to get married, Mims said he is excited about coming to IRB. My wife Michelle and I are looking forward to being part of the Indian Rocks Beach community, he said. Were coming to town next week to look for a place to live. We think were a great fit, and I expect to learn a lot from the commissioners and the city staff. Mims has four adult children. Mims first day on the job will be Tuesday, July 23. At 6 p.m. that day there will be an open house at City Hall before the 7 p.m. meeting for residents to come and meet the new city manager.Wandering Star Gallery fosters art in downtown Largo By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Tanya Pistillo has been leading a revolution, bent on the creation of a downtown community stimulated by a thriving visual art scene. Wandering Star Gallery is the epicenter of her one-woman charge. Pistillo, 37, began transforming the vacant and run-down building at 220 W. Bay Drive in February, with little resources and fewer funds. But in only a few months, the gallery has become home to works of art from about 50 undiscovered artists in Largo. Part one of my vision is uniting Largo through art, Pistillo said. Her vision extends beyond the boundaries of the new gallery. Pistillo hopes to revitalize the downtown itself, help marginalized populations through art therapy and bring events to the green space across Bay Drive from the gallery, Ulmer Park. The Largo native said that she used to sit in the pavilion of that very park as a high school student, writing poetry and dreaming of her very own eclectic shop. Even then, Pistillo knew she never wanted to be considered normal in societys view. In October, she quit her job as an inventory control analyst for a company that imported goods from China a job that caused an internal war every day within the keep-it-local advocate, she said. Pistillo and her husband moved into a house in downtown Largo in January. She knew she wanted to pursue art, but it wasnt until she saw a sign for the Greater Largo Library Foundations 2013 Art Hop that a bigger plan began to unfold. In her quest through downtown Largo to find out more information about the Art Hop, Pistillo said she realized that not only did the businesses along West Bay Drive not know about the event, but they also didnt talk to each other. It really bothered me that there was a disconnect in the community, she said. And it was consistent. She began an informal poll, asking business owners if they knew their neighbors and where they would go to find visual art. The community named Dunedin and St. Petersburg as centers for art, but not Largo. They all wanted to stay here. They all wanted something fun here. They all wanted something very different than everybody else, Pistillo explained. Largo has an absence of visual art. We have fantastic performing arts, but Largos not known for visual arts. On Feb. 16, Pistillo again sat in the pavilion in Ulmer Park and drafted a mission statement to bring the community together. And she noticed the storefront at 220 W. Bay Drive. Another poll of the downtown business community, this time to find out the owner of the vacant building, brought Pistillo to tears, again frustrated at the fractured community. But she did get a name and a meeting with her eventual landowner. Without hope of affording the rent, Pistillo laid out her vision. She didnt anticipate walking away with a deal and signing a lease just four days later, on Feb. 20. But the owner was intrigued. He jokes that he did everything he could to get me in here, short of giving me the building, which I am extremely appreciative for, Pistillo said. The building wasnt fit for a gallery. Inside, it had a bad negative feel and stank horribly, Pistillo remembered. The floor was painted in glittering black and the back room was covered in grease. The refrigerator was full of rotten black soggy bags of something, she said. Pistillo wondered what she had gotten herself into. She did much of the repairs and clean up herself, asking the community to pitch in with donations. Several artists and others interested in her project offered paint, cleaning supplies, a sewing machine, fabric for curtains, furniture and flooring, which Pistillo learned how to install herself. Saddled with a need to pay rent and utilities, Pistillo decided to open in a month, scheduling a grand opening on March 23. I wanted to just help people. I wanted to give people a home through each other, she said. The task was difficult, but help came at opportune times, like that of Alexis Perez, the Wandering Stars painting instructor, who was inspired by Pistillos blog. She found Pistillo on the floor of the gallery crying because she wasnt sure how she would pull off the opening and offered to help. Along with being a gallery, Wandering Star offers classes for children and adults. Pistillo also offers a free class especially for military veterans. Oden LeBleux, a retired Marine and Vietnam veteran who suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder, was apprehensive when he first came to Wandering Star Gallery. When I finally made it through the door, I was taken aback at the instant calm that came over me, he said. I am never calm This young lady greeted me with the most contagious smile and welcomed me to what she called the place where all things positive and creative are cultivated. LeBleux wanted to create art, but his hands shook. Pistillo taught him meditation, which allows veterans a way to quiet their brain and the chaos and the war thats going on in their head, she explained. She taught him to work with clay and crochet. She penciled a sketch for him to paint over like a paint-by-number. He hasnt been shaking in the last two weeks that Ive seen him, Pistillo said, explaining that the rabbit enthusiast has taken a liking to working with clay. He makes some really neat little creatures, all bunny-related. Pistillo said she spends most of her time at the gallery, more than anywhere else. She arrives early after dropping her son off at school and stays late, her husband bringing dinner to share with her so she can stay until 10 p.m. some nights. But when customers come in, sometimes just to talk, they often leave inspired to create, and thats the goal, she said. Ive heard every single person thats been in here say, Wow, this place has a great vibe. That makes me very happy because everything I am has been poured into this place, Pistillo said. The city of Largo also has been supportive of her efforts. Early in the process, she met with city officials to not only explain her vision for the gallery herself, but to propose her idea for hosting events at Ulmer Park. Monthly events at the park, to run September through May, are already in the works, with the blessing of a lot of really good people at the city, Pistillo said. I cant thank them enough because theyre helping bring my vision to reality, she said. Wandering Star Gallery already enjoys good foot traffic and sales for a new business, Pistillo said. Much of the works of art sold are smaller, less expensive pieces for now, but thats part of her vision for making visual art most accessible. I want to make art affordable so people can appreciate art, she said. When youre surrounded by handmade things, it adds so much more human touch to life. Pistillo encourages all art and seeks out lesser-known artists. I dont want people to ever come in here and be terrified to share their art with me. Art of all kinds is beautiful, she said. While it might not be my taste, it doesnt mean that somebody else wont love it. I want to make the community happy, she added. For more information, visit WanderingStarGallery.com or call 4658558.Free movie shown at Community CenterLARGO Imperial Palms Apartments will sponsor Movies of the Silver Screen Thursday, Aug. 22, noon to 3 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Admission is free. Refreshments will be sold, and information about the movie will be distributed. Call 518-3131 for the movie listing. Pool celebrates end of the summerLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host the Tidalwave Finale pool party for teenagers Monday, Aug. 12, 7 to 10 p.m., at 400 Highland Ave. Admission is $4 with a recreation card or $5 without one. Activities will include a water balloon fight and water games.Around Largo Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Seven widows were treated to a home-style meal followed by a short talk on What is Freemasonry and What does it mean to be a Mason, which was delivered by Howard Knapp. From left are Michael Pagnotta, Mickey Raymer, Barbara Mancini, Evelyn Walkinshaw, Carol Tillinghast, Ruth Penesick, Colleen Welde, Norma Foster and Madeira Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno. By LESTER R. DAILEYCLEARWATER At the turn of the millennium, Clearwater officials decided that they needed a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The plan that they enacted in 2002 was supposed to guide the citys leisure services for the next 20 years, and it worked great for the first few years. But then, toward the end of the George W. Bush administration, the economy tanked and some plans had to be delayed, downsized or scrapped. It has been painful for the city and also for some of the residents, Art Kader, the citys Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, told the Clearwater City Council at a special parks and recreation work session on June 28. Even with the economy apparently on the upswing, Kader told the council, he and his boss, Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Dunbar, thought this would be a good time to see if the plan needs to be tweaked for the remainder of its duration. The city of Clearwaters parks and recreation department is entering into the second half of the 20year Parks and Recreation Master Plan Created in 2002, the written introduction to last weeks special work session further explained. During the last 11 years, the city faced many changes not predicted in the plan, including unforeseen economic challenges. Additionally, Penny for Pinellas III funding will be available in the next several years, prompting a review of priorities and impacts. In order to remain current, we must assess what goals and objectives have been accomplished and those that need to be modified or eliminated. The heads of the six divisions of the parks and recreation department each gave the council a fiveminute report on the current status and imminent plans of his or her division. Then, after a 10-minute historical perspective from Kader, Felicia Leonard, head of the departments Administrative Division, gave the councilmembers an update on the overall status of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Predicting long-term future recreational needs with 100 percent accuracy would require a crystal ball that could foresee the future. Will there be a baby boom that will require more playgrounds, an influx of young adults who enjoy team sports such as baseball and soccer, or an aging population that favors more sedentary recreation? Will new sports such as stand-up paddleboarding catch on or just be a passing fad? All planners can do is give it their best guess and adjust later if they guessed wrong. To improve the odds of guessing right, city officials will seek input from at least 383 residents, create a Stakeholder Advisory Committee of representatives from local civic organizations, form an Internal Stakeholder Committee of representatives from several city departments, hold community workshops, conduct a mail survey, and seek citizens input online. Demographics and trends will be analyzed to project future growth and recreational needs and help the Stakeholder Advisory Committee prepare a Master Plan Update. Existing park properties will be analyzed to ensure that they are being put to their optimum use. The information received will be used to prioritize two lists of priority projects, one for new facilities and the other for existing park properties. Federal and state guidelines, such as one tennis court for every 2,000 residents, will be considered but not beClearwater officials may revise recreation plans determinative. Just because its a national guideline doesnt mean its right for Clearwater, Leonard said. Dunbar said that one question facing Clearwater, which has 109 parks, is whether to stick with a plethora of small parks or follow Largos policy of having fewer but larger parks. Councilmember Bill Jonson replied that smaller parks create an identity for a neighborhood.One notable exception to the rule is Crest Lake Park, which Mayor George Cretekos and Vice Mayor Paul Gibson advocated turning into a regional park that would attract both residents and out-of-town visitors. But that is a moot question for now. We dont have the money now to do all the things we would like to do at Crest Lake Park, Cretekos said.Briefs Masonic Lodge promotes 4 to Master MasonCLEARWATER The Clearwater Masonic Lodge No. 127 honored Adam Campbell, Robert Satchwell, Brandon Slater and Jeffrey Slater the title of Master Mason on June 18 at the groups headquarters. Ed Street of the St. Petersburg Daylight Lodge and David Soderland of the Clearwater Lodge lectured at the event. Members of the installing officer team who assisted in the degree ceremony were John Junior, sitting worshipful master; Brent Bishop, senior warden; Mike Wells, junior warden; Dario Chaviano, senior deacon; Ron De Guimera, junior deacon; Clifford Wright, senior steward; Gregg Hanke, junior steward; and Tyler Davis and Bryant Davis, chaplains. For more information about the Clearwater Masonic Lodge No. 127, call 441-5161 or email at clearwaterlodge127@yahoo.com. Teen financial literacy program setCLEARWATER Bank of America and Junior Achievement, partnered with the Pinellas Library Cooperative, will present Your Career, Your Finances and You from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 30 at the Safety Harbor Public Library at 101 Second St. The program is a two-part series for people ages 12 to 18. The first part will focus on job skills such as interviewing, rsum writing and business etiquette. The second part will discuss budgeting, credit cards and personal finance. Both parts will include giveaways, a free meal and educational games to strengthen the importance of financial literacy. While the program is free, registration is required. To register, call 724-1525, ext. 4112. Garden tours setLARGO Free vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursday, July 18, 9 to 11 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the vegetable garden and compost demonstration areas at Pinellas County Extension/Florida Botanical Gardens to learn more about growing their own food. Attendees will see an eye-catching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in the garden and wander the paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean and Asian plantings to learn how the featured plants can be used in the home. Call 582-2100. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


12A Business Beacon, July 4, 2013 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County This South corner condo has high wood beamed ceilings throughout this unit. Wood floors in main living area and two balconies with ceramic tile. Stone fireplace in living room adds to ambiance. Newer pocket sliding glass doors extend this unit right up to the sand.Cyndee Haydon & David GardellaPremier Sothebys International Realty 2BR/2BA Indian Shores $435,000 SOLD Highly sought after Williamsdale Square! Split plan offers 3BR/2BA, dining room, & large Florida room. Master BR has a private bath w/separate entry to garage. New roof in 2010 and some newer windows. Non-evacuation and non-flood area.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3BR/2BA/2CG Seminole $142,000 SOLD 3rd Floor, fully furnished Turn Key unit. Remarkable views of Boca Ciega Bay Intracoastal Waterway, Lagoon and plush well maintained grounds.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 1BR/1BA/1CP St. Petersburg $92,000 SOLD Wonderful 3 BDRM Pool Home in Seminole! Updates to include newer kitchen, bathrooms and tile flooring. Large inground pool on a corner lot. Seminole schools and walking distance to the beach! Sold in less than a month for $315,000.Rich RippletoeColdwell Banker Sun Vista 3BR Seminole $315,000 SOLD062713 The Mary K Team Mary Kottich, RealtorExperienced KnowledgeableHard Working DependableDetail Oriented 8668 Park Blvd. Ste. G Seminole, FL 33777 www.MaryKSells.com062713 List Now. The Market is Rebounding!727-398-7771, x1011727-510-5251MKottich@aol.com 4350 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708For more details visit C21champs.com/MLS.Ad EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Real Estate Championswww.c21champs.comEach Ofce Independently owned & operated727-398-2774 070413 SOMERSET LAKESThis townhouse features an open spacious floor plan, 2,058 sq. ft., with high ceilings. Kitchen recently renovated with granite breakfast bar and new appliances and is open to living/dining area. Beautiful views of Lake Allen from living room, dining area and master bedroom. Tile in kitchen and living room, dining area and bathrooms with carpet in bedrooms. Large entry foyer, laundry room and 2-car garage. What more could you ask for! MLS#U7576798. Riskin. $209,000. BEACH LOVERSSought after 2BR/2BA Townhome on Isle of Capri, Treasure Island! Enjoy biking on this beautiful barrier island and just a 1/4 mile to the gorgeous beaches. Partially furnished and in move-in condition! A/C updated 2009 and newer water heater. Screened porch/balcony on main level, huge 3-car tandem garage that is great for the hobbyist or for extra storage. Tile and laminate flooring, master bath has walk-in shower and garden tub, inside utility with full-size washer and dryer, vaulted ceilings and skylights. Tropical setting and just steps away to the community pool. Near Rossilli Park with tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground and gorgeous Gulf Beaches. Convenient to many wonderful restaurants, shopping and world famous John's Pass. Perfect and affordable year-round beach home or investment property (at $2,500 seasonal rate)! Must See! MLS#U7582076. Adams. $189,000. ATTENTION VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL AND SURVIVING SPOUSESPlenty of elbow room in this split level home priced at less than $80 per sq. ft. Many updates in the last few years including textured walls, laminate flooring, carpet, windows, wood blinds, kitchen cabinets, appliances and recessed lighting. On the first floor there are 3 split bedrooms, one of which is a master suite. There is eat-in space in the kitchen and a separate, formal dining room. A family room at the rear of the house is big enough for game tables and a big screen TV. The huge master suite upstairs feels like a whole separate apartment with a garden tub and a spacious walk-in closet that will make organizing a breeze. Central location makes it easy to catch the Interstate to the airport, attend downtown cultural/sports events or plan a day at any one of our outstanding soft sand beaches that are only minutes away. NOTE: INCOME AND LAND USE RESTRICTIONS APPLY. MLS#U7584690. Schroeder. $184,300. VIEW TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY, PRICED TO LET YOU BREATHEA magnificent condo on the Intracoastal with deeded boat slip and boat lift. Small complex. 2BR/2BA. Kitchen and floors have been redone. A must see. Bring your 30 ft. boat with you! MLS#U7586102. Spohn. $279,900. GORGEOUS BONNIE BAY TOWNHOUSETotal remodel includes wood floors, new carpet & tile floors, ceiling fans, crown molding, fresh paint, light fixtures and lighted closets. Beautiful cherry cabinets in kitchen, granite countertops, custom lighting, tiled backsplash, new appliances and all doors replaced with raised panel doors. French doors lead from living room to enclosed patio with new deck. This 2BR/1.5BA is definitely move-in ready and a must see! Sold as is. MLS#U7586164. Fesperman. $94,500. NORTHWEST ST. PETE FIVE TOWNSSpacious 2BR/1.5BA condo in Fordham Bldg. 1,135 sq. ft. Large rooms throughout. Beautiful remodeled kitchen. Laminate floors in bedrooms, kitchen & dinette. Walk-in closets. Newer windows. Carport. Large 55+ complex with pools, clubhouses, fitness center, billiard & card rooms, activities. Near Publix, Target, Kohls, CVS. Short drive to VA Medical Center & Madeira Beach. MLS#U7586279. Bremer. $59,900. BEST OF THE BESTWaterfront home in great area. This 3BR/2.5BA plus a bonus room, which was added in 2011, is ideal for office or craft room. The bonus room also has a half bath and direct access to the backyard and it can be served as pool bath. The home has been totally upgraded inside and out; great wide-open split floor plan; the kitchen glistens with lovely granite and newer appliances; beautiful hardwood floor in the bedrooms and 24 x 24 porcelain tile throughout; the roof was replaced in 2003 and all of the windows are newer; the French doors out to the backyard have blinds in the glass which makes for an easy view of the waterfront and the well-maintained backyard; the large backyard has a patio and plenty of space for a pool; the master bedroom has a large walk-in-closet and lovely master bath a true master suite; the other two bedrooms, on the opposite side of the house, are large and well lit; the spacious open plan allows easy entertaining and conversation from the kitchen, dining area and sitting area. You must see to appreciate, no detail has been missed and every detail has been chosen with pride of ownership. MLS#U7586884. Devine & Sundell. $329,900. TROPICAL PLAYGROUNDBay Island unit with waterfront views. BBQ picnic area, swimming pool and tennis just steps away. Carport and guest parking. Neat, clean and spacious. This 1-bedroom unit is move-in ready. MLS#7586363. Massimore. $137,500. HONEY STOP THE CAR4BR/2BA Pool home on cul-de-sac in quiet neighborhood. Home offers newer double pane windows, roof and interior doors throughout. Kitchen has been remodeled with new appliances, granite countertops, center island, pass-through and French doors leading into the eat-in family room overlooking the pool area. Inside laundry room has sink and plenty of cabinets for storage. Master bedroom has bath with shower, walk-in closet and sliding doors to screened-in porch. Also included are a drop-down ladder with attic storage and a hard-wired generator in case of power outage. Outside features include RV/Boat parking, xeriscape front yard, pool deck, privacy fence, a large workshop and large shed, both with electric and ceiling fans. MLS#U7586578. Lofgren & Ruhland. $150,000. HEART OF SEMINOLEAll the work has been done in this beautiful 3/2/2 home. NO flood required. 2006 all-new hurricane windows, 2007 hurricane garage door and hurricane shutters on all windows, kitchen redone in 2004 with granite counters, new bamboo and tile floors in 2007 complete with new baseboards, electric updated in 2004, room addition in 2001, exterior of home painted in 2013 and new roof in 2002. Home has a shed, 6 ft. fence and sprinkler system. New washer and dryer in 2010, newer appliances in the kitchen and quarterly pest control is in place. MLS#U7586586. Sundell. $208,727. Photo courtesy of JANE LOMASThe Seminole SPC Toastmasters Club recently conducted its 2013 International Speech and Table Topics contest at the Seminole Community Library. Firstand second-place winners for the table topics portion were Samantha Anderson and York Somerville. Firstand second-place winners in the international speech contest were Dennis Zweifel and Vindawg Anderson. Both firstand second-place winners advance to the next level of competition the Area 15 contest in March. In front, from left, are club president Conchita Cuebas, contest master Cathy Naabe, Somerville, Samantha Anderson and Dennis Hamel; back row, Jayson Leonard, Vindawg Anderson and Zweifel. The club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30 at the library and is open to the public. For more information, visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org. Also, email club5899@gmail.com or call 280-6964.Toastmasters winners Photo courtesy of LARGO KIWANISBrian Bowie of Pawsitive Performance K9 Training was the featured speaker at a recent breakfast meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. Bowie has been a dog trainer since age 19 and recently moved back to the area after working for dog trainers in California to start his own company here. He has trained dogs for police, special forces and customs agencies. Bowie recently showed off his training skills with his current dog at the Kiwanis Pawfest event. He is available to train all dogs. Visit www.pawsitiveperformancek9.com. The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets for breakfast on Fridays, 7:30 a.m., at The Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE in Largo, and is actively seeking new members willing to volunteer in the community. For more information, call club President Bruce Blazej at 5360412.Pawsitive speakerBiz notes LumaStream, SPC partner on trainingST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg College and local manufacturing company LumaStream have announced a partnership to bring job opportunities and hands-on manufacturing training to the midtown area of St. Petersburg. LumaStream, which manufactures innovative intelligent LED lighting systems, is moving a production facility to the midtown area. St. Petersburg College, as the lead institution in the Florida Trade Consortium, will use the LumaStream facilities to offer training that can lead to an entry-level job with the company or with another advanced manufacturing institution. The Florida Trade Consortium is funded by a $15 million Department of Labor grant and charged with offering training in advanced manufacturing to displaced and unemployed workers, returning veterans who are looking to transition into the workforce and both high school and college students. The training is designed to be completed in three to six months and can lead to internships and jobs in manufacturing. As participants move through the training, they will acquire the skills and knowledge to earn nationally recognized industry certifications that also will transfer into free college credits toward an Associate of Science degree. Information sessions for those interested in the SPC/LumaStream project will be held at St. Petersburg College campuses beginning in mid-July. The training is scheduled to begin in September.Airport receives excellent annual safety reviewCLEARWATER The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport passed its annual Federal Aviation Administration certification inspection for the ninth consecutive year. The inspection reviews airport emergency planning, wildlife management, fueling operations, aircraft rescue and firefighting, employee training, runway and taxi signage and pavement markings. The FAA reviewed the inspection with airport officials on June 19 and the airport will receive a written report in a few weeks, according to a press release. Frenchys takes over Island OutpostDUNEDIN Frenchys Corporate has acquired a fifth location. The new restaurant will replace the Island Outpost, located at 466 Causeway Blvd. Frenchys plans to operate the Island Outpost as is for a short time, then incorporate a few of the Frenchys signature menu items, such as the grouper sandwich and she crab soup. During that time, Frenchys staff will be finalizing renovation plans, completing the new menu, and integrating operational procedures to eventually make the full transition to operating as a Frenchys restaurant later this year, Frenchys website said.Two businesses moving into Palm Harbor buildingPALM Two new businesses are moving into the 100+year-old historic building at 1219 Florida Ave., which currently houses two businesses on the first floor. The Witchs Brew, a 6-year-old caf/pub and Celestial Circle, a 2year-old metaphysical gift shop, will be sharing their building with a graphic artist and a mental health counselor. Doug Rohloff, artist, author and owner of Art Attack Signs, was the first to rent out Studio A. He focuses on auto, boat and storefront graphics, banners, magnetic signs and logo design, but also produces business cards, brochures and other promotional materials. Marlene Stovall, MSW, is a registered clinical social worker intern with the state of Florida with over 10 years of experience. She will be doing individual and family counseling, addiction/recovery coaching, healthy relationship/dating skills as well as personal growth groups and workshops. These two businesses are located at 1219B Florida Ave., Studio A and Studio D respectively.First Home Bank names vice president SEMINOLE Denise Unley has been appointed to vice president/commercial loan officer of First Home Bank. Unley had most recently been vice president/portfolio manager at Synovus Bank. A long time Pinellas County resident, she began her banking career some 30 years ago and has served in a number of audit, compliance, and credit manager roles. She will be based in the Seminole office.New caf coming to GulfportGULFPORT Construction is underway for a new takeout caf, deli and market on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport called Mangia Gourmet. Located at 2930 Beach Blvd., Mangia Gourmet will feature a newly renovated courtyard area. Patrons will be able to enjoy a meal, listen to music, attend lectures and demonstrations or just socialize. Mangia Gourmets packaging is either re-cycled or biodegradable. For further information on Mangia Gourmet, contact Jill Johnson at 321-6264 or via email at mangiagirls@yahoo.com.Legal Elite featured in Florida Trend special reportST. PETERSBURG The states top lawyers are recognized in the 2013 edition of Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite. The list of 1,228 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and nonprofit attorneys. The magazines 250,000 readers are executives who rely on the legal community for a multitude of corporate assignments, said Publisher Andrews Corty. When we first published Florida Legal Elite in 2004, our goal was to provide a valuable resource for our readers. Over the past 10 years, Ive heard many accolades about the program. Florida Legal Elite is a guide to selecting a trusted legal partner to handle delicate business concerns, Corty said. To compile the list, Florida Trend invited all actively practicing Florida lawyers to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard as professional lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. The entire Legal Elite report, including the Hall of Fame and top Up and Comers, can be viewed by practice areas and region at www.FloridaTrend.com/LegalElite. Denise Unley Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Beacon, July 4, 2013 Find all area homes at ...Call Us for Your FREE Consultationwww.HomeInPinellas.com(727) 289-4810 0613 1 3 www.Pinellas-HouseValues.comWhats YOUR House Worth in Todays Market? Find out at #1 Team Pinellas County 2012Cliff Roe Cell: 727-644-7209 CliffRoe@Gmail.comAveraging 56 days to contract and 96% of asking price, Cliff and his team listed and sold 217 properties in 2012. For an honest and candid evaluation, contact Cliff today. Together they do it better than anyone else!www.Roe-Realty.com 070413QUALIFIED AGENTS BEING CONSIDERED! Average Monthly Sales200820092010201120122013 OAKHURST GROVES3BR/2BA spacious 2,009 Sq. Ft. must-see home! Call 727-803-0736. $180,000 DUNEDIN 4BR/2.5BAThis pool home will sparkle with some TLC! Call Connie 727-420-0123.$325,000 LAKE PARK 3BR/2BASplit bedroom plan, screened porch & pool area. Call (727) 803-0736. $234,500 IMPRESSIVE PALM HARBOR5BR/3.5BA with crown molding, granite counters, relaxing pool & spa. 4,023 Sq. Ft. Call Connie 727-420-0123.$575,000 Call Cliff for an honest and candid evaluation. 727-644-7209. BAHIA VISTA 2BR/2BAEnjoy the tropical pool & water view from this 1st floor St. Pete condo. Call 727-803-0736. $254,900 PENDINGYOUR HOUSE HERE Rich Rippetoe, MBA, CRS, GRI Selling your home? Ask about my "29 Day Performance Listing Program"!Selling Solutions, Not Promises Rich Rippetoe, the ONLY Realtor you will need!727-902-1437 www.BeachRealEstatePro.com 070413 SEA CLUB CONDOS ON INDIAN SHORES Direct Intracoastal Views Unmatched 1BR/1.5BA Great for investor or owner! BAHIA DEL MAR CONDOS Near Isla Del Sol Resort style golf course community 2BR/2BA with almost 1,300 Sq. Ft. Views of the Don Cesar and sunsets! $299,900 ST. PETE 3 BEDROOM STARTER HOME Wonderful fenced yard, wood oors and more! Priced to sell at $94,900 Nancy ScottBroker Associate, PA, GRI, MBA Fabulous Treasure Island Isle of Capri-Harborview Beautiful Waterfront at the Confluence of 3 Canals 11605 3rd St. 1 unit, 2BR/2BA #208 I n c l u d e s B o a t S l i p w/16,000 lb. LiftBuilt in 2007Prices are up and Properties are SELLING!See what Price your Home is Worth ... 727-455-6641nancyscott@remax.net7413 Call Nancy 727-455-6641Today! Time To Sparkle ... Happy July 4th Business 13A Networking groups Networking groupsNetworking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, July 4 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., 3 Oaks Cafe, 1575 S Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, July 4 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, July 4 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, July 4 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, July 4 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.bni.com. Thursday, July 4 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, July 4 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemurphypa.com. Thursday, July 4 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.proleads.net. Thursday, July 4 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, July 4 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, July 5 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, July 5 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, July 5 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.pro -leads.net. Friday, July 5 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, July 8 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, July 8 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.proleads.net. Monday, July 8 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@freenetworkinginter national.com. Monday, July 8 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email waynep@freenetworkinginternational.com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, July 9 BNI Success Alliance, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in the Dubois Center Building, 750 San Salvador, Dunedin. Call Art Dryce at 786-3667 or visit www.BNISuccessAlliance.com. Tuesday, July 9 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, July 9 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, July 9 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, July 9 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, July 9 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 5864999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz. Tuesday, July 9 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, July 9 Free Networking International, Bayside Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call Janet Landt at 455-7510, email jplady1@hotmail.com or visit www.freenetworkinginter national.com. Tuesday, July 9 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533. Tuesday, July 9 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Wednesday, July 10 Business Network International, Financial Freedom, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Call Phil at 409-1609 or visit www.BNIFi nancialFreedom.com. Wednesday, July 10 Pinellas Executives Association, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call Donna Perry at 784-6507 or visit www.peafl.com. Wednesday, July 10 BNI Business Connections Countryside, 7:30 a.m., at Grillsmith, 2539 Countryside Blvd., Suite 6, Clearwater. Cost is $11. Call Renee Jones at 813-749-2780, email bniwcf@gmail.com or visit www.bnibusinessconnec tions.com. Wednesday, July 10 Network Professionals Inc., East Lake Breakfast Chapter, 7:30 a.m., at Daddys Grill, 3682 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Call Jenny Stone at 776-2829. Wednesday, July 10 Local Business Network Seminole, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call 804-6359. Wednesday, July 10 BNI Referral Net, 7:30 a.m., The Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Visit www.bniwcf.com. Wednesday, July 10 BNI Power Team, 7:30 a.m., East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Pkwy., Oldsmar. Visit www.bni.com. Wednesday, July 10 Network Professionals Inc., Downtown Clearwater Breakfast Chapter, 7:30 a.m., at the Residence Inn, 940 Court St., Clearwater. Call Kim Anton at 539-7110. Wednesday, July 10 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Wednesday, July 10 Free Networking International, Seminole Christian Hope Team, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call Dave Harden at 458-6890 or email daveh@freenetworkinginternational.com. Wednesday, July 10 Free Networking International, Oldsmar Group, 11:30 a.m., at Twisted Bamboo Bar and Bistro, 3687 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Call Nova Montgomery at 942-0444 or email nova@freenetworkinginternational.com. Wednesday, July 10, Professional Leads Network, 11:45 a.m., at Sages West Bay Bistro, 883 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call Woody Brown at 5181967 or visit www.pro-leads.net. Wednesday, July 10 Professional Leads Network, Foxys Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Staceys Buffet 1451 N. Missouri Ave., Largo. Visit www.pro-leads .net. Wednesday, July 10 St. Pete Professional Chapter of Ali Lassens Leads Club, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 333 First St. S., St. Petersburg. For reservations, call 813-221-1441 or visit www.LeadsFL.com. Wednesday, July 10 Network Professionals Inc., Pasadena Chapter, 11:45 a.m., GiGis Italian Restaurant, 6852 Gulfport Blvd., South Pasadena. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Wednesday, July 10 Network Professionals Inc., Dunedin Lunch Chapter, 11:45, at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call Jim Lampanthakis at 736-2000. Wednesday, July 10 Beach Team Connections Group, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Blue Parrot, 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach. For information, call Leslee Moore at 363-7573. Thursday, July 11 BNI Success Masters Seminole Chapter, 7:15 a.m., at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole. Cost is $10 including continental breakfast. Call Jerry Hotho at 813-334-0598 or jerry.hotho@gwiz-pts.com. Thursday, July 11 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@ denisemurphypa.com. Thursday, July 11 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., 3 Oaks Cafe, 1575 S Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, July 11 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, July 11 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, July 11 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, July 11 Network Professionals Inc., Countryside Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call Rhonda Pulver at 7448059. Thursday, July 11 Ali Lassens Leads Club, Central Pinellas Professional Women, noon, Chilis, 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Email Leads clubexec@aol.com. Thursday, July 11 Free Networking International, 1 p.m., at the Belleair Grill and Wine Bar, 1575 S. Fort Harrison, Belleair. Purchasing lunch is optional. Call Rita Shepard at 415-9496.Century 21 Real Estate Champions recently recognized several agents for winning the 2012 Century 21 Quality Service Award. The award is presented to those agents who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to quality service and dedication to customer service. Agents from Century 21 Real Estate Champions who earned the 2012 Century 21 Quality Service Award are, bottom row, from left, Nancy Collins and Lily Esposito; middle row, Deb Osborne, Sharon Spohn and Celia Moreno; top row, Linda Manley and Darla Schroeder. Not shown are Tim Belscher, Patty Clark, Anne Marie Dow, Nancy Lynn Kupres, Mark McEntire, Monsy Rivera and Linda Wallingford. Quality serviceBriey Prudential Tropical names new agentsPrudential Tropical Realty recently welcomed several new sales executives. Joining the firm are Deborah Devlin and David Blake, Clearwater office; Dottie Bachtel and Ernie DelBarba, East Lake office; and Thomas Horrigan and Mindy McCortney, St. Pete Beach office. A real estate professional since 2004, Devlin previously was associated with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She also has 25 years of experience as a customer service manager with TSE Industries in Clearwater and was recognized as Employee of the Year with that firm. Blake attended Western Kentucky University where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in health care administration. Prior to real estate, Blake worked extensively in nursing home administration and previously owned his own medical transportation company in the Tampa Bay area. He currently owns Blake Investment Properties LLC, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Clearwater. Bachtel's real estate career spans more than 30 years and includes several years in new home construction. During that time she was recognized statewide on numerous occasions for achieving outstanding levels of sales production. Bachtel is actively involved with fundraising events for the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. DelBarba is originally from Michigan where he attended Wayne State University. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Exp. 09/01/13 Size restrictions may apply. See consultant for details. Restrictions may apply. Subject top credit approval. Exp. 9/01/13. 62713 060613 Award of appreciation Photo by SUZIE De MIRANDAMadeira Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno displays a certificate of appreciation he received recently from Flotilla 11-3 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Madeira Beach. Standing next to him is Vice Commander Brenda Burger of the Madeira Beach USCG Auxiliary. Palladeno, a boater and a licensed captain, recently was an observer aboard an Auxiliary boat during a rescue-drop training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico.Florida, Texas lead nation in number of lightning deaths By SUZETTE PORTERSummer time storms can be deadly. Lightning is one of the biggest hazards, coming in second to flooding as the top weather-related killer. Making the public aware of the danger was the goal of the recent Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23-29. Summer is the peak season for one of the nations deadliest weather phenomena lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year-round. In the United States, an average of 53 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. Florida tops the charts when it comes to deaths attributed to lightning with 468 occurring from 1959-2012. Texas ranks No. 2 for the same period with 215 deaths. Tampa Bay is in the top three areas in the state for the number of lightning strikes that occur each year. Eight people have died from lightning thus far in 2013, including a 51-year-old Brandon woman who was struck by lightning while walking on Belleair Beach May 28. Two more people have died from lightning in Florida this year a 57-year-old male fishing from a boat in Lake Okeechobee June 8 and a 35-year-old male climbing down scaffolding in Naples June 26. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a study June 24 that showed 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities. John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the National Weather Service, conducted the study and examined demographic information for 238 deaths from lightning over the past seven years. Jensenius found that of the 152 deaths association with leisure activities, fishing was No. 1 with 26 deaths. Camping came in second with 15 deaths and boating was next with 14 deaths. Twelve died while playing soccer and eight were golfing. The other 77 people struck by lightning were either spending time on the beach, swimming, walking, running, riding a recreational vehicle, picnicking or relaxing in their yard. Twelve people died while mowing the lawn. Jensenius said the larger number of deaths from people who were fishing, camping and boating is likely due to the time it takes to get to a safe place. People often wait far too long to head to safety when a storm is approaching, and that puts them in a dangerous and potentially deadly situation, he said. Before the death on Belleair Beach, the last recorded lightning fatality in Pinellas County was a 16-year-old boy who was struck while out on Treasure Island Beach with his mother in 2007. Reports said he was on his way to a safe location when the lightning bolt struck.Outdoors enthusiasts most likely to get struckJensenius also pointed out that 82 percent of the victims killed by lightning were male, and 90 percent of those deaths were in the fishing and sports categories. Females had fewer deaths than males in every category with the most killed while boating or doing routine activities. Jensenius offers several reasons why males are killed more often, including that they may not be aware of all the dangers associated with lightning. He also said males are more likely to be in vulnerable situations and may be unwilling to be inconvenienced by the threat of lightning. Other explanations include more males being in situations that make it more difficult to get to a safe place quickly or that men dont react fast enough to the threat of lightning. In short, because of their behavior, males are at a higher risk of being struck and consequently are struck and killed by lightning more often than females. NOAA and NWS are focusing on males and people who enjoy leisure activities this year to get the word out that many lightning deaths are preventable. In 2001, officials reached out to golfing communities and since that time, lightning deaths on the golf course decreased by 75 percent. Prior to NWS beginning its annual lightning safety campaign, lightning killed an average of 73 people each year in the United States. The average now has dropped to 37. June, July, and August, the peak months for lightning, coincide with the peak months for outdoor summer activities. About 70 percent of the lightning deaths occur in the months of June, July, and August, with Saturdays and Sundays having slightly more deaths than other days of the week. NOAA advises people to protect themselves against lightning dangers by monitoring the weather and cancelling outdoor activities when thunderstorms are in the forecast. A number of venues canceled outdoor events last week. Clearwater moved its last Friday Blast of the season June 28 from Cleveland Street indoors to Ruth Eckerd Hall due to the possibility of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service uses the catch phrase, When it roars, go indoors to bring home the message that lightning can strike from as far as 10 miles away. Officials want people to know if they can hear thunder, they are in danger of being struck by lightning. The only safe places to be during a thunderstorm are in a building with four walls and a roof or in a car. A hut, cabana, tent, or other rain shelter will not protect a person from being struck by lightning. When indoors, do not touch anything that is plugged into an electrical outlet. Stay away from plumbing and do not use corded phones. Cell phones and cordless phones are safe. Also, keep away from outside doors and windows and do not lie on a garage floor. For more information, visit www.lightningsafety .noaa.gov.Briey County offices close for Fourth of JulyPinellas County government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The courts of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco) will not be in session except for first-appearance advisory hearings and emergencies. The Solid Waste Administration Building and HEC3 will be closed. The scalehouse/landfill will remain open. The offices and adoption center at Pinellas County Animal Services will be closed. The Florida Botanical Gardens and all county parks will remain open. The Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve, the Cultural and Natural History Center at Weedon Island Preserve and Heritage Village will be closed. Annual beach and boat ramp parking permits will not be issued, as the administrative offices of Parks and Conservation Resources will be closed. All Pinellas County facilities will resume regular hours of operation on Friday, July 5. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty .org.Most fireworks illegal in Pinellas CountyIndependence Day celebrations can be full of flare without fireworks at home. In fact, in Pinellas County the retail sale or purchase of fireworks that project into the air or explode is prohibited. Pinellas County Public Safety Services urges residents to enjoy fireworks displays that are conducted by trained professionals. Its fun, safe and economical. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Suite 3727.545.8633Pinellas Park, FL 33781TAMPA / OLDSMAR 13513 Prestige Place, Suite 101813.854.1234Tampa, FL 33635NEW PORT RICHEY 6232 Madison St.,727.938.2900New Port Richey, FL 34652 FREE CONSULTATION!041813 Governor vetoes Pinellas Police Council bill By SUZETTE PORTERFlorida Gov. Rick Scott announced June 28 that he had vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Pinellas Police Standards Council to up its court cost fee assessment. According to Scotts letter, if House Bill 1411 was approved, the council could have increased its current $2 court cost fee assessment on all traffic citations written in the county to $3. Pinellas Police Standards Council is a nonprofit organization of volunteers, which include the state attorney, sheriff, local police chiefs, that recommend countywide police standards. According to its website, www.policestandards.org, the state Legislature created the council in 1972, to conduct research, coordinate policy between agencies, and make recommendations to the legislative delegation for specifically improving the quality of law enforcement in Pinellas County, Florida. In 1975, the Legislature approved the councils request to provide a Police Applicant Screening Service, which administers standardized tests and screening procedures and conducts background investigations to law enforcement offer candidates. PASS was the first regional assessment center for law enforcement applicants in Florida, substantially reducing duplication of effort while establishing a better pool of candidates available to all participating agencies, according to the councils website. The Legislature has since expanded the services of PASS to allow screening of other public safety applicants, such as communications workers, firefighters and paramedics. The $2 court cost fee pays for PASS. If Scott had signed House Bill 1411, $3 per traffic citation would have gone to PASS. The governor explained the reason for his veto in a letter, writing that Pinellas is one of only four counties that use a separately funded governmental entity for background screening and testing for law enforcement applicants. Sheriff and police departments in other counties routinely conduct background screening and testing without the need for an additional layer of government and funding, Scott wrote. In addition, the governor said that two of the countys largest public safety organizations rarely use PASS and instead do their own background checks. But the cost of the council is still borne on all people living and traveling throughout the county, Scott writes. Raising the councils court cost fee is an additional burden on those living and traveling through Pinellas County and will further exacerbate duplication of services. Around Pinellas Residents encouraged to conserve reclaimed waterDuring the past several months, storage levels of reclaimed water declined to the point of exhausting the water in storage and potentially damaging pump equipment. Due to the reduced availability of reclaimed water, Pinellas County reclaimed water will continue to be unavailable on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays while the system is shutdown for maintenance and storage level recovery. Customers are encouraged to continue limiting their reclaimed water use to help with this resource recovery initiative. As the return of seasonal rainfall helps stabilize reclaimed water supplies, the reclaimed water systems capacity will be re-evaluated. This shutdown schedule is anticipated to remain in effect until storage levels recover, at which time the reclaimed water system will be returned to full operation. For more details, call customer service at 4644000 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities. Help needed to break the mosquito cycleWith all the recent rains, mosquitoes are again on the wing in Pinellas County. Pinellas County Mosquito Control technicians are aggressively treating known breeding areas by ground and by air, as well as responding to calls from citizens. Technicians have noted that many homes theyve inspected have items or areas that contain standing water the ideal breeding condition for mosquitoes, which is contributing to the mosquito problem. Pinellas County Mosquito Control asks all citizens to do their part to reduce the mosquito population. Remember that mosquitoes only need a quarter to half inch of standing water for the larvae to survive. Some simple suggestions are: Empty water from any item that can hold water flowerpots, garbage cans, recycling containers, wheelbarrows, aluminum cans, boat tarps, old tires and buckets Flush birdbaths and wading pools weekly Flush ornamental bromeliads or treat with BTI, a biological larvicide available at home stores Clean roof gutters, which can become clogged and hold water Change the water in outdoor pet dishes regularly Keep pools and spas chlorinated and filtered Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish Cover rain barrels with screening Check for standing water under houses, near plumbing drains, under air conditioner drip areas, around septic tanks and heat pumps Take steps to eliminate standing water, improve drainage, and prevent future puddling. Protect your skin from mosquito bites when outdoors. When outdoors, wear mosquito repellent (products containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus), or long-sleeves and pants. The threat of virus, although minimal, is present throughout the year, and precautions should be taken during outdoor activities. No virus has been detected in the Countys sentinel chickens this year. By taking these simple preventative measures, citizens can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in the county and minimize mosquito-borne diseases. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty .org/PublicWorks/Div_Highway-Mosquito.htm.Hurricane preparedness continues locally Residents have been busy the past few months finding their homes evacuation level, stocking survival kits and preparing important papers. But have all of the finer points in those survival plans been considered? With Tropical Storm Andrea serving as a wakeup call, and storm activity traditionally light in July, it is the perfect month to tie up the loose ends for hurricane plans. Some items frequently overlooked include: Pet preparation Should an evacuation be ordered, many pet owners will risk everything because they havent made arrangements for their pets. Create a plan that includes food, medications, identification and anything else a pet will need, and decide now on a pet-friendly shelter such as at a friends home or at a hotel that welcomes pets. The car needs a kit Residents may have their homes prepared, but what about their cars? Jumper cables, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a small tool kit and some extra nonperishable food and water may mean the difference between getting to an evacuation destination safely and being stuck on the road. Need a lift? Residents who are mobility impaired and have no other transportation option can register for special needs evacuation assistance. Should an evacuation order be issued, the local fire department will make arrangements to pick up the registered person and transport him or her to a special needs shelter. Residents who believe they may qualify can call their local fire department for more information. What about medications? Since pharmacies may be closed after a storm affects an area, its critical that residents get enough prescription medication and over-thecounter medications to last a minimum of two weeks. Florida Statute 252.358 and 462.0275 require all insurers and managed-care organizations to suspend refill-too-soon restrictions when a patient seeks a refill in a county under a hurricane warning or in a state of emergency Renters need a plan, too While an apartment may be in a non-evacuation zone, what are the owners or property managers plans to secure the facility in the event of a hurricane? Now is the time to check out the plans. For more information on hurricane preparedness, call Emergency Management at 464-3800 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/emergency and join Pinellas County Emergency Management on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pinellasem.Sunstar Paramedics earn accreditation for operationsLARGO Pinellas Countys Sunstar Paramedics recently received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Ambulance Services. East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System Emergency Medical Services announced that CAAS had accredited all five of the companys divisions, including the Pinellas County branch. CAAS is an independent commission that established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry. CAAS accreditation signifies that an EMS service has met the gold standard determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization. In addition to the CAAS accreditations, Sunstars operations dispatch center is ACE accredited by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch. Also, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System accredits the Pinellas County Paramedics Plus operation, Sunstar, for its critical care transport services. We are thrilled to hear that we renewed our accreditations with CASS, said Mark Postma, COO with Sunstar Paramedics. These accreditations are important to us, as they signify our level of standards for EMS services. For more information, visit www.paramedicsplus.com.Tampa Bay Water selects new general managerCLEARWATER By a vote of 8-0, Tampa Bay Waters Board of Directors hired Matthew W. Jordan, P.E. recently as the agencys new general manager. Jordan is Tampa Bay Waters third general manager since it was created in 1998. He will start work on July 8 and will be paid $180,000 annually. Jordan comes to Tampa Bay Water from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington, N.C., where he served as its first chief executive officer. Before joining the Cape Fear Authority, Jordan served as the director of public works and utilities for the city of Gastonia, N.C. Jordan is a past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Water Association and was awarded the Chapters Distinguished Service Award. He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, N.C. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


16A Sports Beacon, July 4, 2013 070413 Recreation center adds new outdoor fitness zone Photo by STACEY MARQUISThe new outdoor adult fitness zone at Countryside Recreation Center offers seven different exercise machines. By STACEY MARQUISCLEARWATER To curb the adult obesity rate in Pinellas County, a program called Communities Putting Prevention to Work and the Pinellas County Health Department provided the Countryside Recreation Center a $20,000 grant to purchase seven new pieces of outdoor tness equipment in 2010. The new tness zone for adults opened in early June. Sandy Clayton, who helped coordinate the tness zone, said it is the rst of its kind in Clearwater and includes a sit-up incline bench, a cross-country ski, a lateral pull-down, a chest press, an air walker, a leg press and a set of combination bars for leg lifts, pull-ups and chin-ups. We chose Countryside because its in an area where a lot of people can walk to it, and there are a lot of childrens activities that take place there, Clayton said. She said instead of being delegated to benches, parents would now be able to exercise while their children are participating in sports at the recreation center. [Obesity is] a huge problem, but the more we offer free, accessible ways for people to choose to be healthy, the better, Clayton said. People say, Its too expensive, its too hard, I dont have time. It takes away a lot of those excuses. CPPW, a program created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provided grants to 50 communities nationwide to help decrease obesity and tobacco use. According to the programs website, CPPW addresses the issue of physical inactivity and poor nutrition by increasing the ability of healthy food and drinks in schools, by implementing sidewalks to encourage walking and biking and by enacting minimum physical activity requirements in schools. CPPW cited that among Pinellas Countys 916,542 residents, 63 percent of the adults are overweight or obese. The program also stated on its website that more than one-third of adults do not complete the minimum recommended amount of aerobic exercise. David Wilson, supervisor at the Countryside Recreation Center, said he has seen a considerable amount of people using the outdoor tness zone since it opened. He thinks the park will get a lot of use once more people know about it. It allows parents to be able to come to the tness park and be able to do something other than sitting and watching the games, he said. The outdoor adult tness zone is free for the public to use and a membership is not required. People who are 14 and older can use the equipment. The Countryside Recreation Center is open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It is located at 2640 Sabal Springs Drive. Cup winnersPhoto courtesy of INGA MYERSThe Celtic FC Florida U13 girls soccer team went undefeated in four games recently to win the Sarasota Cup. The tournament capped a strong season for the team that finished the year ranked No. 19 in the state. In front, from left, are Kieley Buckowski, Jessie Hayes and Anna Marie Gomes. In the middle row are Elena Doyle, Sophie Wagner, Sarah Coco, Julia Doyle and Lauren Gramlich. In the back row are coach George Gomes, Isabel Garcia, Isabela Rodriguez, Emma Tumarkin, Emma Schechter, Meg Wintermeier, Mia Bjarkman, Angela Grimberg and assistant coach Rich Rodriguez. Celtic FC Florida is based in Walsingham Park in Largo. Sports roundup Lady Bombers advance to national championshipCLEARWATER The Clearwater Lady Bombers softball team recently competed in the Amateur Softball Association of Americas national qualifier and won all five games at the event, advancing the team to the 2013 Nationals in Normal, Ill. The Bombers are seeking contributions from the community to offset their travel expenses. The teams trip will be from July 27 to Aug. 4 and they will need to pay for tournament fees, travel expenses and hotels. All forms of donations will be accepted. Any gift certificates or goods received will be put in a raffle with all proceeds going toward travel expenses. All donations are tax-deductible. To donate, call 459-6231.Mazzola scores ace at Treasure BayTREASURE ISLAND Steve Mazzola, playing in the St. Pete Beach Hospitality Golf League, scored a hole-in-one June 4 on the 125-yard fifth hole at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis. Mazzola used a 9-iron. His shot helped the team from Sea Hags tie for first place in the bi-monthly event.Youth football signups underwaySEMINOLE Registration has started for the Seminole Chiefs football and cheerleading fall season. Upcoming registration dates include Saturdays, July 6 and 13, 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration will take place at the Chiefs office, 12100 90th Ave. Cost is $185 for the first child and $135 for each additional child. Parents must pay at least $55 per child at the time of registration. For more information, visit www.seminolechiefs .org.Dunedin Blue Jays games on radioDUNEDIN For the first time in Dunedin Blue Jays history, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays will broadcast its games on AM radio. WTAN (1340-AM), an affiliate of the Tan Talk Radio Network, will carry over 50 games throughout the remainder of the 2013 season. Most home games will be covered, in addition to a selection of road games. Blue Jays broadcaster Tyler Murray will handle the play-by-play. The Tan Talk Radio Network also includes AM 1350 WDCF and AM 1400 WZHR, which broadcast in New Tampa and Zephyrhills. On select nights, all three stations will carry Dunedin Blue Jays games. Blue Jays road games will continue to be streamed on DunedinBlueJays.com via MiLB Gameday Audio. For more information on WTAN and the Tan Talk Radio Network, visit www.tantalk1340.com.Gulf snook harvest to reopen Sept. 1The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently decided to allow the recreational harvest of Gulf of Mexico snook to reopen Sept. 1. all bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions and closed seasons will be in effect. This includes the one-fish-per-person, per-day bag limit and the 28to 33-inch total length slot limit. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Viewpoints 17A Beacon, July 4, 2013 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@tbnweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli tbniandy@yahoo.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@tbnweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@tbnweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@tbnweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@tbnweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@tbnweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comLargo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSFeral cat lovers: uninformed and irresponsible Editor: To Pinellas County supervisors and true animal lovers everywhere: I would like to introduce you to one of my three housecats. His name is Ziggy; he was adopted by my daughter while in high school and became my ward upon her departure to college. Ziggy was a loving fun and happy cat. He regularly walked with us to visit the neighbors. If we went inside, he did, too. He loved dogs, brazenly meeting strange dogs whose owners held the leash. He became everyones friend. Ziggy was constantly making friends of any animal or human that would be his friend. There were those that wanted Ziggys and his two sisters territory. Feral, mean and wild, they attacked relentlessly. At my own back door they attacked and even challenged me, a human. Ziggy was a big, strong cat and would defend himself, his sisters and our property. He never lost except his life. Ziggy recently lost weight quickly. He became lethargic and couldnt even come to sit on a lap or his pillow on our bed. We took him to the vet office and had tests run. He had a viral form of feline leukemia. This disease was given to him by a feral cat, fed by a well-meaning human with little understanding of the facts. It is a form for which there is neither inoculation nor cure. Ziggy was buried with his best friend Boomerang, our cattle show dog that died. Why would I tell you this story? It is because there are hundreds of feral cats in our neighborhood. And many who feed them illegally. I have called and reported them. They are usually warned and that is all. They even understand the law after it being explained to them that they can feed the cats but not leave food out for them. I have talked to those that feed them. They tell me of the catch-neuter-release program. However, those same people that tout it only feed all feral cats and do not catch or neuter them. They regularly feed mothers with kittens and do not capture or neuter even though they say that is the program they are on. We have kittens in our sewers, in our garages and carports, and in sheds; they are raised under hedges and in woods nearby, even in my own yard! Why dont these people actually capture and neuter them? Because they dont want to pay for it or be responsible for the tests against disease that must be performed before release to assure the safety of all animals and people around them. Meet Sophie, Ziggys sister. She has been attacked at least 15 times in three months by feral cats on my property. Sophie is flighty and nervous all the time now. She is afraid to be alone on our property. Her sister Sonia (a domesticated adopted feral cat) tries to protect her but usually Sophie has already been scratched and hurt before Sonia arrives and chases the vicious intruder away. These attacks usually happen within a few feet of our back door. At times the intruder will not leave, even when I challenge the intruder. These feral animals are vicious to pets, period. I have captured at least eight of these vicious feral animals in the last couple of months. The last attack was so vicious that I got out my rifle to end it. The intruder left as I approached with the rifle. Yes, I would have fired the rifle aiming to kill in order to protect my property and pets. I will use lethal force to protect my property and pets as allowed under Florida law if it ever comes to it. How many hundreds or even thousands of household pets have to die in this county from these diseased feral felines? When will we see a system that actually eradicates and ends this entire problem? A problem that was caused by well meaning cat lovers who were irresponsible and uninformed? Thank you for your time and effort in reading this review of facts and considerations before making any change to the current laws and for working for the people of this county rather than a small fervent group that is generally uninformed and wrong in their thought process. Dirk Jeanis ClearwaterRude officials need wake-up calls.Re: Parents upset over park incident, by Brian Goff, Belleair Bee, June 27Editor: I would like to first say that I agree with the parents. I have lived in Indian Rocks Beach for three years now. I have had several encounters with local law enforcement and most, not all, of them have what I like to call The Barney Fife Syndrome. A small town cop with a nasty attitude and a control problem that picks on the locals because there is nothing better to do. In other words, those of us who attempt to help the local cops. I am a nurse of 30 years. I have encountered every kind of personality from the sweetest granny to prison inmates who have committed murder. No matter what your job, no matter what you do, respect is earned. That goes for cops and city officials, too. You dont get my respect because you have a badge or a title. And please do not try to instill fear in me with your big, bad look and voice. Seriously? I think that because policemen and women and city officials have to assume some kind of authoritative persona to get the job done, they morph into this higher than mighty power that has a free ticket to talk to everyone like a guilty little child. I pay taxes. I work. I take care of people. I dont commit crimes. I am a grown adult. I raised good kids. I call the police and report things I believe are suspicious. I respect the profession because they do not get paid enough to risk life. I have assisted the local police in trying to keep IRB safe. Never once did I hear a thank you. They are so condescending and thankless. Sometimes, police officers become jaded and adopt the justice system mentality everyone is guilty until proven innocent. I hope these attitude issues are truly investigated but I dont hold much faith in that. Rarely do you truly see the police throw one of their own under the bus. In the nursing field, we have a term called P.R.N. It means as needed. For example, if my patient has a headache he can have Tylenol P.R.N. for pain. I think that the average citizen should be able to administer a small dose of cattle prod P.R.N. to unnecessarily rude officials. A mini-prod just a little zappp nothing life threatening just a little wake up call, if you will. And once you are awake, I will have your full attention to ask you: Did your mother ever teach you manners? How to treat your customers? You get my respect when you earn it. And I expect nothing less from you. I am from Kentucky. We are nice there. We look out for and help one another. We appreciate a smile and a helping hand. Its a shame that rarely happens with the leaders and cops of IRB. And, just for the record, who do these city officials and representatives think pay their paychecks. Elizabeth Royse Indian Rocks BeachRelocate dolphin statue Editor: The recent addition of the dolphins statue to the Pier 60 Park begs the question: Why wasnt this done sooner? However, the statue is too small and transparent to be noticed where it sits today, since its made from a steel wire mesh. About the only thing that can and should be done for the statue now is to elevate it by placing it on a pedestal and moving it to the roundabout where it would command the center of attention there. Also, a larger bronze statue would have looked much better there instead. Youd think someone there at City Hall would have thought of this beforehand? Michael Maribona Clearwater Some Independence Day salutesThis week as we tip our hats to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Tom Paine, Woody Guthrie and other worthies, Id like to salute a few persons and things that might not otherwise make the Top Ten list of July 4 notables. WOMEN WHO PRODUCE HOMEMADE POTATO SALAD. If youve ever labored for several messy, tension-wracked days to come up with your version of the perfect holiday potato salad, youll know why I think so highly of you. Throughout America this week we will scarf down millions of hot dogs, hamburgers and other undistinguished, easily forgotten July 4 menu items. But standing close behind the picnic tables will be women (and some male cooks, too) who have knocked themselves out to set forth a quality of potato salad whose flavor and texture deserve a 21-gun salute. These women will be hoping for only one thing: a single word or two of praise from anyone who has sampled the potato salad and found it superlative. If you know anyone who fits this description, please clip this column and give it to her (or him) with my compliments. THE OLD GUY COLOR GUARDS. These are the men, usually 50-plus in age and overweight, who on every July 4 come forward and volunteer to serve as color guards in the town parade. They put on their American Legion or VFW hats, spend maybe half an hour rehearsing close order drill commands, and then step out, with their rifles at the ready and Old Glory held high, and lead the town band down Main Street. They may not stay quite in step with the music, but they are by God proud of their flag and country, both the way it used to be and the way it is today. I love those old guys. I would rather watch them march than see a West Point drill team. BRIEF SPEAKERS. Most July 4 ceremonies have one or more featured speakers. The best ones are those men and women who talk for five or six minutes and then step down. Abe Lincoln did that at Gettysburg, and our nation has honored him ever since. Youd think more speakers would take the hint. Id die happy if one day I could be in the audience on July 4 and the guest speaker simply recited his own special recipe for potato salad. SINGERS WHO RESPECT OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM by rendering it straight, without any extraneous jazz, jive, warbles, quavers or other stylistic trimmings. I dont care if the performer is world famous for rock, rap, country-western, disco or opera. The StarSpangled Banner doesnt need or deserve vocal embroidery. The soprano Lucy Monroe knew that. I grew up listening to her sing at the New Yorks World Fair and at New York Yankee games. She sang the national anthem in public an estimated 5,000 times, but she refused to do it when she visited our troops overseas in wartime. Her explanation: Theyre living it. JOHN PHILIP SOUSA. Independence Day would go on even if Sousa The March King had not been born, but the music would surely be less exciting. His musical career was sort of an accident. As a young man, he wanted to join a circus band. His father, horrified, ushered him into the Marine Corps, which quickly made use of young Sousas musical talents. Besides Stars and Stripes Forever and other memorable marches, Sousa composed several operas and three novels. He also became known as the father of American trapshooting. Quite a guy, deserving of our salute on July 4 and throughout the year. CITIZENS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH U.S. HISTORY and who love our country both for overcoming its defects as well as for its glories. By all rights, the U.S. shouldnt have made it this far. Anyone who studies our Revolution knows that at several points the rebellion against Great Britain was a hairs breadth from foundering. We drafted a constitution that legitimized slavery, and paid for those actions years later with a civil war whose polarizing effects are still being felt. We opened the doors of freedom to millions of foreign immigrants, even as we systematically cheated and deprived our own Native Americans of their rights and their lands. During two world wars our fighting men and women helped to defeat wrongful aggression, but in other conflicts we have clearly been on the wrong side. My point in this partial litany is this: for the past 237 years America has been a land of high aims and heartbreaking fallibility, of heroes and scoundrels alike. But somehow we have made it work, and have made it endure. So this week, as we render our salutes, lets not forget to salute ourselves.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net. Drivers SeatBob Driver Spy, whistle-blower, hero and celebrity By SUZANNE FIELDSEditors note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Suzanne Fields.Bling Ring is a hot new movie about celebrity in our time, all flash and bang, set in Hollywood to rework the mangled clich that almost anybody can get 15 minutes of fame if theyre light enough to float, perverse, and (if female) pretty and skinny enough. Theres a need to know the right labels, ZIP codes, trends and fashions, and you have to know how to appeal to ignorant adolescents who think they know more than they do. (Thats quite a long list.) The movie is about five high school students who actually burglarized a string of homes of the rich and famous in Tinseltown. Paris Hilton, one of the burgled, appears in a cameo role and felt good enough about it to let the moviemakers use her house as a set. The camera found her many closets stuffed with couturier dresses, designer pocketbooks and Louboutin shoes. The rooms were littered with prominently placed pillows on sofas and chairs decorated with life-size photographs of her face. If she doesnt get an Oscar nomination for supporting actress, maybe she can get one for best-set decoration. Fame is fickle, and the gods of celebrity take it away as quickly as they confer it. Edward Snowden, the uber-celebrity of the moment, seems about to be exiled from his celebrity to suffer in a friendless and alien land reserved for the loneliness of the longdistance leaker. Bling Ring illustrates the observation of Clive James, in his television documentary about fame in the 20th century, that when the century started, famous people were still required, as of old, to do something first and then get famous for it later. As the century progressed, people who became famous for what they did got more famous just for being famous. In the 21st century, social media updates ambitions of fame with high tech displays of the grand and gossamer. The young burglars in Bling Ring not only planned their exploits on the Internet, assisted with facts from Google and GPS house maps, but also exposed themselves with their loot in photographic boasts on Facebook. After they were found guilty and on the way to prison, hundreds of fans wanted to be Facebook friends. Behind the tinseled surfaces, a theme emerges in the movie version of amoral youth, untutored, unmoored and inexperienced in anything beyond flash, flesh and filigree, and we are their static spectators. Theres no irony or judgment; spectacle takes precedence over action, character, diction or thought. Aristotle would not approve. Bling Ring coincides with the release of another movie, This is the End, a satire of young famous male stars who play themselves at the very moment the apocalypse arrives; they watch the newly dead ascend to heaven or sink into the fiery furnace. The movie suggests the end of narcissistic male movies like this one, and perhaps the end of the hyperbolic doom-and-gloom preaching about the end of the world as we know it like global warming, although that may be giving Al Gore too much credit. Both films testify to the growing urge to demolish todays celebrity, exposing the depth of the shallows of the popular culture. One of the guilty burglar-girls, schooled in the jargon of the new age, says her crimes have been a huge learning experience and shes sure they will help her grow into the leader for good works in the world. She tells Vanity Fair, in the article on which Bling Ring was based, that she identifies with Angelina Jolie, even stronger, pushing even harder for the universe and for peace and for the health of out planet. She wants to do something that people will notice: I want to lead a huge charity organization. From the intersection of politics and culture, the scene of endless traffic jams, we see the sloppy self-righteousness of political celebrity writ large. We see Edward Snowden, a 30-year-old technology geek clever with computers crowned as a champion of derringdo, admired for breaking his oath and revealing national security secrets. An online petition seeking a pardon for his crimes went to the White House with more than a hundred thousand names on it. Thousands in a poll said they consider him a national hero. Weve made treason cool, New York Post columnist Ralph Peters tells Fox & Friends. He wants to be the national security Kim Kardashian. A celebritys celebrity, you might say. One tweeter (or is that twitterer?) parodying Snowdens ambivalent voice as traitor, spy and hero, concludes, I am in dire need of attention, thats for sure. That sounds about right. Fields began writing a twice-weekly column for The Washington Times in 1984 and has been nationally syndicated since 1988. Write to Suzanne Fields at: suzannefields2000@ gmail.com.From the intersection of politics and culture, the scene of endless traffic jams, we see the sloppy self-righteousness of political celebrity writ large. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations.What do you think? Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


18A Health and Fitness Beacon, July 4, 2013 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. Todd 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 MEDICINE010313 Monica Doyle D.M.D., P.A. 11240 Park Blvd. The Park Collection, next to Einstein Brothers Bagels 727-398-0085 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.010313 6101 Webb Road Suite 304 Tampa, FL 33615 813-443-2108Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Specializing in the Treatment of Back, Neck and Leg pain due to:Failed Laser Spine Surgery Spinal Stenosis Herniated Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Scoliosis Spinal Fractures due to Trauma or Osteoporosis Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Little or no out of pocket expense for those with Medicare and Secondary insurances 070413 Frank S. Bono, D. O. James J. Ronzo, D.O. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Bring your X-Rays or MRIs for a Free Consultation Please Call to Reserve Your Seat: 813-476-3498 Saturday, July 20, 11amHoliday Inn Express & Suites Largo Central Park 210 Seminole Boulevard, Largo 6101 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FLCall: 727-381-4674 6101 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FLCall: 727-381-4674MRI ABNORMAL XRAY NORMALStill have Pain? Headaches? Numbness Arms or Legs?Ask your doctor to order an MRI.Still have Pain? Headaches? Numbness Arms or Legs?Ask your doctor to order an MRI.HERNIATIONS Ultrasound Ultrasound MRI MRI Bone Density Bone Density Digital X-Ray Digital X-Ray$99 SPECIAL4D UltrasoundFREE Transportation for MRI070413 062713 (727) 391-9119 Morton Plant programs The Morton Plant Mease BayCare Health System will offer a number of programs in July at various locations. Support groups and classes are free to the public unless a fee is noted. For information on upcoming programs, call 953-6877 or visit www.BayCareEvents.org. Participating locations include: Axelrod Pavilion, 400 Pinellas St., Clearwater Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity Powell Pavilion, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater St. Josephs Childrens Specialty Center at Mease Countryside, 3253 McMullen Booth Road, ClearwaterFollowing is a list of upcomingsupport groups and presentations:Wellness Cancer Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesdays, July 9 and 23, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Simmers Oncology Library. Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis: Toolkit for Patients, Families and Caregivers Tuesday, July 16, 3 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, fourth floor. Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis: Toolkit for Patients, Families and Caregivers Wednesday, July 10 and 24, 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, second floor. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Monday, July 22, 7 p.m., Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Administrative Conference Room. Look Good, Feel Better Monday, July 8, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, second floor Oncology Services Conference Room. LUNA (Latinos United for a New Awakening) de Pinellas Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, second floor, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room. Multiple Myeloma Educational Group Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, July 9, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, July 13, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium D. The Art of Well-being: Creative Class for Cancer Patients and Family Members Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, second floor Bernard F. Powell Conference Room. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 9539038. Wellness Caregivers Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Mondays, July 8 and 22, 10-11:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Early Stage Alzheimers Support Group for Patients Mondays, July 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Wellness Parenting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, fifth floor Conference Room. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, July 17, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Schaffer Tower. Birth Center Tour Sunday, July 28, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Schaffer Tower. Birth Center Tour Sunday, July 28, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Boot Camp For New Dads Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums A & B. Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Sunday, July 28, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 & 5. Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group Wednesdays, July 10 and 24, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, fifth floor classroom. Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Infants Group Fridays, July 5 and 19, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Toddlers Group Friday, July 12, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Car Seat Inspection Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., St. Josephs Childrens Specialty Center at Mease Countryside Hospital. Fee: $15. Car Seat Inspection Saturday, July 20, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $15. Childbirth Preparation Half day intensive Sunday, July 14, 1 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $25. Childbirth Preparation Two weeks series Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $25. Infant/Child CPR Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $20. Newborn Care Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $15. Newborn Care Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 & 5. Fee: $15. Newborn Care Monday, July 29, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $15. Waterbirth Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. Fee: $25. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Beacon, July 4, 2013 Friday Sabbath services 7pm17th St. & 29th Ave., St. Pete. 345-7777 www.jewishheritage.net/Email: rabbi@jewishheritage.net Beth-El ShalomMessianic Congregation 71411 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH4321 Duhme Rd., Madeira BeachBible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. WORSHIP 10:00 a.m.Pastor J. Michael Hargrave (727)410-4121122712 The Church by the Sea137th Avenue at Gulf Boulevard Madeira Beach Call: 391-7706 Dr. Dave Ruth, Senior PastorCome and worship. Go and serve.www.ChurchByTheSea.comCasual Worship(Fellowship Hall)8:00 a.m.Traditional Worship(Sanctuary)9:30 a.m.Nursery providedSunday School 9:30 a.m. Adult Small Group Study 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary) 11:15 a.m.032113Bible StudyMonday 7:00 p.m. & Friday 9:30 a.m.& 6:30 p.m. Church and Temple DirectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563SB 62713 Nature wont wait and neither should you IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Accepting most Insurance PlansThis silent killer can be stopped. Skin Cancer Can ... Often be painless Be in hard-to-see locations Disfigure or kill if left untreated Taking new aim at skin cancerDermatology Specialists is the FIRST in this area to implement a new cutting edge technology for specific types of non-melanoma skin cancer called the SRT-100. 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She is looking for a home with older children who dont mind playing tug-of-war with her favorite squeaky toys. Her adoption fee is $160, which includes her spay surgery, vaccinations, microchip, Pinellas County license and free 30 days of pet insurance. Adopt her before July 7 and get a free SPCA collar and leash. Visit her today at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.KyleKyle is a 9-month-old male domestic shorthair cat. He is a little sweetheart who loves to rub against people and purr. Kyle is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. To learn more about him, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at www.petpalanimalshelter.com or 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 328-7738.ButterscotchButterscotch is a year old and is an engaging girl with a nice personality. She came from another shelter, so the folks at the Humane Society of Pinellas do not know what happened to her, but she clearly had a few adventures. Nonetheless, she has retained her trust and is affectionate with people. She likes to sit on laps but enjoys her playtime too. Adopt her at 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.ThunderIf you like love, affection and attention, then Thunder is the kitten for you. He is a blue/gray and white striped tabby who is 4 months old. Thunder is incredibly sweet and is the happiest with his human enjoying the human touch and waiting for his belly to be rubbed. He is a true delight. Thunder will make the perfect household companion because he is laid back and will acclimate in any environment. He gets along well with kids, other cats and dogs. He is vaccinated, tested for FeLV and FIV, spayed and microchipped. Contact All Bout Cats, Inc. at 712-7773 or www.allboutcats.org. CaroleeCarolee is a 1-year-old female calico. She is a gorgeous, sweet, movie star kitty. Her personality matches her beautiful, multi-colored coat, and she is waiting to be the star of your home. She loves attention and cuddling. She is spayed and up-to-date on her shots. To meet her, call Pat with Second Chance for Strays at www.secondchanceforstrays.com. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


20ABeacon, July 4, 2013 Tellys Restaurant, Jason Jewelers Bealls, Bealls Outlet,Rooth & Rooth Elder Law OfficeStein Mart, Ross, Bonworth, Radio Shack CVS, GNC, Metro PCS Esquire Barber, United Jewelers Serving Beer & Wine Made From Scratch Pizza Healthy SaladsHours Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm Sunday Noon-4:30pm7874 Seminole Mall 727-391-5133(Across from Ross) www.tellyseminole.comHomemade Greek SpecialtiesInside Seminole Mall for Over 30 Years! We Serve the Best Gyros! Thurs. Night Greek Night$3 OFFBuy Any Large Specialty Pizza & Get Any Small Pizza FREE!Gyro Pita & Soft Drink$4.993pm-CloseAny Purchase of $16 or More. Dine-In Only!Dine In only. Not valid with other offers. With this TBN coupon. Expires 7-31-13 Dine In only. Not valid with other offers. With this TBN coupon. Expires 7-31-13 Dine In only. Not valid with other offers. With this TBN coupon. Expires 7-31-13 TUESDAYS BURGER NIGHT$1993PM-TILL CLOSE H E L P I N G F A M I L I E S M A K E T H E B E S T C A R E C H O I C E S ROOTH & ROOTH, P.A.Gilbert Rooth & Susan A. Rooth, Elder Law Attorneys Offices located in Seminole Mall 11201 Park Blvd., Suite 21 Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-4768 WWW.ROOTHLAW.COM ASSET PROTECTION, NURSING HOME MEDICAID WILLS-TRUSTS-PROBATE, ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WE BUYBroken Gold Jewelry Diamonds Rolex Coins Old Watches Pocket Watches(Manual or Auto. Working or Not)Hours: Monday Friday 9-6pm Saturday 9-5pm Closed Sunday Watch Battery $4.99includes installationWith coupon Expires 7-31-13 Excludes 3V batteries. Large Selection of Preowned Rolexes On Sale!WE GIVE LOANSFOR JEWELRY, DIAMONDS & WATCHES! FINE JEWELRY SILVER 10K 14K FINE JEWELRY SILVER 10K 14K PAY TOP $ FOR OLD GOLD WATCHES PAY TOP $ FOR OLD GOLD WATCHES & DIAMONDS SEIKODEALER COMPLETE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIR SEIKODEALER COMPLETE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIR Not afliated with Rolex U.S.A SEIKODEALER COMPLETE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIR SEIKODEALER COMPLETE JEWELRY & WATCH REPAIRJEWELERS JEWELERSJason JasonSeminole Mall (outside mall next to CVS )392-6222Seminole MallPark Blvd. & 113th Street 727-392-8174Early Bird Specials 3 till CloseProfessional Jewelry & Watch Repair While You Wait! We Service All Rolex 1 Year Warranties Buy Sell Trade Repair shop BeallsFlorida.com 24/7 Happy 4thof July! 4thof Julysave 40-80% on swimwear for the FamilySALE & CLEARANCE Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesBeacon Section B July 4, 2013Visit www.TBNweekly.com One Acts Weekend 2013 July 5-7, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 a person. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. The plays selected for this years festival are Family Business, by Kay Poiro, Kailua, Hawaii; Madam Tanya, by Gloria G. Murray, Deer Park, N.Y.; How About Cannons, by David Vazdauskas, Brunswick, Maine; Why Is This So Hard To Write? by Victor Carr, Largo; Romantically Challenged, by Philip Schene, Tampa; Yiddish Land, by Ellen Davis Sullivan, Andover, Mass.; The Baptism, by Bob Meyers, Seminole; When Irish Eyes Are Flirting, by Joe Starzyk, Troy, N.Y.; Happily Ever After, by Amber Karlins, Riverview; and Drancy Station, by CC Berg, Dunedin. The fourth annual Dunedin Orange Festival, Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Edgewater Park, 51 Main St., Dunedin. The annual event will feature plenty of fun and games as well as entertainment. Planned activities include the Mojo Cook-off, music, food, silent auction and programs specially designed for kids and a fun zone. Activities that may be of particular interest to younger visitors include Honeymoon Islands Nature Center Canopy; Dunedin Library Canopy, where visitors can learn and look at books regarding Dunedins history and its connection to the citrus industry; and Dunedins Historical Museum display, featuring items showcasing the citrus industry and its impact on Dunedin. The Dunedin Orange Bonnet Silent Auction will feature more than 25 hats from local merchants. This years entertainment lineup will include performances by John Tucker; Jack, Josie, & Friends; Time Bandits; 6 Volt Rodeo and Julie Black. The event headliner, Julie Black, makes frequent appearances at Florida festivals. Alabama Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, Alabama has announced a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Back to the Bowery Tour will launched in South Carolina and is set to run throughout the year, making stops along the way in Alabama, Canada, Connecticut, Georgia, Miami, New York and more. The Back to the Bowery tour marks the first time Alabama has announced an extensive run since 2002. To commemorate this special occasion, they have chosen to perform in smaller, more intimate rooms in an effort to create special up-close-and-personal memories for their fans. Jay and Silent Bob, Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. Jay and Silent Bob are back. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new animated film, Jay & Silent Bobs Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, which blazes across America in a series of one-night-only shows. The legendary best buds from Jersey are back to dispense weed and wisdom in cartoon form and audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie and stick around for a rip-roaring Q&A afterwards. Produced by Mewes and directed by first-time filmmaker Steve Stark, Jay & Silent Bobs Super Groovy Cartoon Movie features the voice talents of Eliza Dushku, Tara Strong, Ralph Garman, Neil Gaiman, Ben Gleib, Jon Lovitz and the podcast stars of Smiths SModcast Network. When they can no longer stomach the evergrowing weed of suburban crime, Jay and Silent Bob take on the mantles of costumed avengers Bluntman and Chronic, smashing super-villains they accidentally create. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:The Lone RangerGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter Director: Gore Verbinski Rated: PG-13 From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.Despicable Me 2Genre: Adventure, animation and comedy Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong and Benjamin Bratt Director: Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin Rated: PG Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainments worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions ... and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Opening this week Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSJohnny Depp, left, stars as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid in The Lone Ranger. This Way, Way BackGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Liam James, Amanda Peet and Rob Corddry Director: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash Rated: PG-13 The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncans (Liam James) summer vacation with hisPhoto courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURES/ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENTThe unpredictably hilarious Minions are back in "Despicable Me 2," summer 2013's much-anticipated follow-up to Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's blockbuster comedy adventure "Despicable Me." See OPENING, page 2B This weeks top 5 This weeks top 5 The Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring 070413Sandy Hartmann & Associates have been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients since 1979 and have been consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. Before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. Pride of Ownership shows in this Canterbury Chase pool home! Floor plan offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining area, living room and family room. The fenced backyard is great for entertaining.$215,000 Seminole estate perfectly situated on 2.5 private acres. The 6,500 sq ft home was meticulously crafted in 2010 with exceptional attention to detail. There is also a 6,000 sq ft, 2 story equestrian stable with custom steel & teak stall system & RV/Boat garage.$2,750,000Sandy Reynolds and Linda Schulkamp are so professional and went above and beyond. (Sandy Hartmann & Associates) were a pleasure and made every step of selling our home easy. KathyAnn Scheer This immaculate Clearwater home is a must see! Floor plan features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining area, living room and bonus room. The bonus room would be great as an office or playroom. There is also a pool and one car garage.$173,000 Great St. Pete home with a versatile floor plan! Floor plan offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, Florida room & screen enclosed porch. The bonus room would be great as a 3rd bedroom or in-law suite since it has a bathroom & separate entrance.$130,000 This wonderful Seminole townhouse features 3 levels of functional living space and screen enclosed balconies to enjoy the water & nature views. The community has several boat slips that can be used by residents for day docking.$175,000 Plenty of room for everyone! This extra large property features a spacious main house and an adjoining guest home or pool house that would be great for in-laws or roommates. Plus, there is a one car garage.$299,900 This is an amazing opportunity to build a once in a life time custom estate. Property is an extremely rare 4 acre lot on Park St. Plus, there is a private marina with a covered boat port, tie poles for large yachts and a private beach.$3,900,000 This must see Seminole home has room for all your toys and hobbies! There are plenty of parking areas with a 2 car carport, double driveway and room to park a boat or trailer. Plus, there is a secure bonus room to park motorcycles.$150,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 020713Johnny Depp returns to the screen in The Lone Ranger Julie Black headlines entertainment July 6 at the Orange Festival in Dunedin. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


2B Just for Fun Beacon, July 4, 2013 0103137676 131st Street N. Seminole, Florida 33776www.massarodental.comTHEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSETOPAY, CANCELPAYMENTORBE REIMBURSEDFORPAYMENTFORANYOTHERSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFAND WITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEESERVICE, EXAMINATION ORTREATMENT. SPECIAL Since 1973Limited Time OfferCall Today 397-6611Trudi P. Massaro, D.M.D.General and Cosmetic DentistryNew Patient Exam and X-RaysOnly$79.00 B EGINNER B RIDGE L ESSONSCall 727-363-1136 For Details NEW Location NEW LocationSt. Petersburg Bridge ClubNOVICEGAMESMON. WED. FRI. 12:30 PM12 Duplicate Games Each Week9103 U.S. Hwy 19 N., Mainlands Plaza Pinellas Parkwww.stpetebridge.org062713 First Lesson Free Starting Week Of July 9th 7/47/6070413 Waterfront Dining At Its Best! 17855 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores 32813727-498-8688 www.seabreezeislandgrill.com11am-10pm Sun. 11:30am-10pm Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-11pm Fri.-Sat. $2 Wells$350House Wine$2 16oz. Draft BeerTil 7pm Everyday 070413Oysters on the 1/2 Shell $400D/Z.4-6 p.m. Daily6 Meal Deals for$1250(Includes Dessert)4th of July Specials!$4 Dozen Raw Oysters $13.99 Guava Chicken & Rib Combo w/2 Sides $9.99 Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Tropical Slaw & Fries $4.50 Loaded Shandy (topped with Blackberry Brandy) $3 Leinenkugles Summer Shandy $2 Miller Lite/Yuengling Drafts $5 Rum Runners & Rum Punch Mahaffey Theater to host Miss Florida Pageant July 9-13mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world all during a summer he will never forget. Hammer of the GodsGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Charlie Bewley, Elliot Cowan, Clive Standen, Guy Flanagan and Michael Jibson Director: Farren Blackburn Rated: R Set in Viking Britain in A.D. 871, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinars epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne. The story provides various momemnts of action and adventure.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the leftside menu.ST. PETERSBURG For the ninth consecutive year, the city of St. Petersburg will host the Miss Florida Pageant when 47 contestants arrive July 6 to begin a week of competition and appearances. The pageant will conclude with the crowning of Miss Florida 2013 on Saturday, July 13, at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. Tickets start at $40 for one night of preliminaries; and $85 for the finals night of competition. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries. Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries. Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries. Friday, July 12, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Outstanding Teen preliminaries. Saturday, July 13, 4 p.m. Miss Florida Outstanding Teen finals. Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida 2013 finals. More than $50,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded to this years Class of 2013. The week will kick off with the contestants attending the July 6 Tampa Bay Rays game vs. the Chicago White Sox and the first pitch tossed by Laura McKeeman, Miss Florida 2012. Also taking place that week is Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen contest. Thirty-seven young women vying for the 2013 title will arrive in St. Petersburg on July 10. The winner will continue and compete for Miss Americas Outstanding Teen in August. Mary Sullivan, executive director of the Miss Florida Pageant, said 120 Sunshine Princesses and Princes, children who are selected by a contestant and mentored during her year of service, will accompany the titleholders for both competitions. We are very thrilled to return to St. Petersburg for a great week of pageantry, Sullivan said in a press release. The city of St. Petersburg has embraced our organization. The city is the perfect complement to the 2013 pageant theme, Cirque du Crown or Circus of the Crown. Our first class venue combined with the areas many attractions will delight the families, directors, volunteers and friends who will be in town supporting their favorite contestants, one who will become Miss Florida 2013 and, quite possibly, Miss America 2014. OPENING, from page 1B Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Son or daughter by marriage 10. Laboring engine sound 14. Retired with benefits 15. Print made with aluminum plate 17. Intended to regulate monopolies 18. Blend 19. Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" 20. Beanery sign 21. Iris part 22. Wading birds, such as herons or storks 24. Without concern 26. "Smart" ones 28. Atoll protector 29. 20-20, e.g. 30. Landlocked African country 32. Tropical fish with thick lips 35. Morgue, for one 36. "I" problem 37. Watergate, e.g. 41. Skyscraper, e.g. 45. Apprentice 46. Beach bird 48. Twangy, as a voice 49. Spacecraft protective covering (2 wds) 53. Fizzy drink 54. Specks in the sea 55. Competed 57. Back muscle, familiarly 58. Backgammon piece 59. Be naughty 61. Parsonage 62. Elevation instrument 63. Merlin, e.g. 64. Furniture refinishers Down 0 1. Like some relationships 0 2. Defensible 0 3. Competitors 0 4. Telekinesis, e.g. 0 5. Commend 0 6. Romanian round dance 0 7. Within the womb (2 wds) 0 8. Rent payer 0 9. "Silent Spring" subject (abbrev.) 10. County ___, Ireland 11. Conceals 12. Maximums 13. Camouflage ___ suit 16. Some daisies 21. ___ Hitchcock 23. Disdain 25. Drops on blades 27. Fastener 31. Moors 33. Not "fer" 34. Chesterfields, e.g. 37. Separation into factions 38. Ridges transitioning from a gentle slope to a cliff 39. Marine rock-clinger 40. "Fantasy Island" prop 41. Joins the military 42. Cut off 43. Dead body 44. Beetles 47. Bad-mouth 50. Perfect, e.g. 51. Animal in a roundup 52. Ledger entry 56. Audition tape 59. Fold, spindle or mutilate 60. "___ Town Too" (1981 hit)HoroscopesJuly 4, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Give it a rest, Capricorn. Things did not go as expected, but thats no reason to harp on it. Whats done is done, and a new project is headed your way.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Live long and live well, Aquarius. The impetus for a healthier lifestyle is there. A marked improvement in finances relieves a major source of stress.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Poor Pisces. An idea falls flat, and youre back to the drawing board. Relaxa more viable idea will soon emerge. An addition breathes new life into an old room.AriesMarch 21 April 19 The work pace picks up. Keep your nose to the grindstone, Aries, but dont shut the world out. Take time out to mingle, or your focus will suffer.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Destiny is calling. Dont deny it, Taurus. Its your turn to shine. A youngsters plea is urgent. Get a move on. News from home makes your heart skip a beat.GeminiMay 21 June 21 The guesswork is over, Gemini, and its time to get real. What will it take to implement your idea? Without the answer to that question, you wont get far.CancerJune 22 July 22 Financial proposals arrive by the dozen, but only a few have potential. Do your homework to ensure you come out on top, Cancer. An email provides an answer.LeoJuly 23 August 22 An abrupt change in plans at work kicks the rumor mill into high gear. Pay it no heed, Leo. Time will tell fact from fiction. A phone call teases fun.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Roses are red, violets are blue and someone is in love with youknow-who. The hunt for an heirloom begins. Start with the unexpected, Virgo.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Get ready for some fun, Libra, as many opportunities are ahead. A bump in pay helps out with a purchase. An old friend reveals a secret.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Sweet, Scorpio! The extra hours you put in on a project pay off, and the results are astounding. A health crisis is abated with some dietary changes.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Time for a new plan of attack, Sagittarius. Youve been spinning your wheels for far too long. A coworker makes you an offer you cant refuse. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Entertainment 3B Beacon, July 4, 2013 776 Missouri Ave. N., Largo727.584.5888Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday 11am-10pmroosterfishgrill.comNOWOPENCome Check The NEW Place Out! East Bay Dr. West Bay Dr. N. Missouri Ave. Walmart Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Largo High School 4th Ave. NE 1st Ave. NE2nd Ave. NERosery Road NWN 7413 EVERY MONDAY ALL DAY! 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Small will be displaying her creations at the Madeira Beach Craft Festival July 6-7.High-end juried craft show headed to Madeira Beach By LEE CLARK ZUMPEMADEIRA BEACH American Craft Endeavors, producer of many high-end juried craft fairs throughout South Florida, will launch a similar show this weekend in Madeira Beach. The Madeira Beach Craft Festival debuts Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Madeira Way between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This will be a juried outdoor craft showcase featuring a wide variety of original crafts, all handmade in America. Attendees will find unique and affordable gift items at prices set to suit all budgets ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. The participating crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants. As with all American Craft Endeavors festivals, the crafters will be on site for the duration of festival, offering shoppers an opportunity to meet them and learn a little bit about their passion for creativity. As for what kinds of crafts shoppers can expect to find: American Craft Endeavors always boasts a variety of craft media at its festivals. Attendees will likely find folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax and glass, hair accessories, handbags and accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass. The festival also will include a Green Market component, with vendors offering exotic plants and orchids, body products and gourmet spices, jams, dips and spreads. The Madeira Beach Craft Festival joins the Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival as the second annual American Craft Endeavors show. The other event debuted last November with great success. According to American Craft Endeavors, this summer show will once again transform Madeira Way into an outdoor craft showcase featuring the work of the finest crafters in the country. According to American Craft Endeavors, a portion of the proceeds from the Madeira Beach Craft Festival will benefit the citys 9/11 Memorial at Causeway Park. Volunteers will be selling T-shirts and accepting donations as well as sharing information about the memorial, said AnaBelle Dweck, publicist for American Craft Endeavors, in a recent email. The proceeds from the festival should cover the cost of the memorial plaque. Gail Small will be one of the participating crafters at the inaugural show. Small is a regular at American Craft Endeavors festivals. Before breaking into the craft scene, she had a very different career. After holding senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years and obtaining a MBA, I now have the opportunity to start my own small business, Small says in her artist biography. The prospect of operating a successful green recycling business is very rewarding. Small created Last Call Glass. The mission of Last Call Glass is to recycle and reclaim beautiful glass bottles. The natural beauty and colors of glass gives us the inspiration to create unique and amazing products that are fun and fashionable, Small says. They are not put into a kiln and melted, thus creating a very natural authentic look. Small creates a variety of eye-catching jewelry products from the reclaimed glass bottles. The talented crafter Walter Catts will be displaying his creations at the festival. Catts hails from Palmetto where he has his own carpentry shop, Catts Carpentry Inc. There, he creates beautiful furniture utilizing old shutters. Our furniture is reminiscent of true coastal cottage dcor, Catts says on his Facebook page. Each piece is handcrafted; sturdy construction, built to last. His pieces are perfect for any Florida home or any home by the water. Paula Knudsen is another crafter scheduled to take part in the festival. Kundsen makes Frumples. Frumples are a dream come true, she writes on her website, www.frumples.com. I am a potter and worked in a studio with three to eight other potters for years. The studio did not have a pugmill a machine that remixes scraps into usable clay so Knudsen kept all the scraps in zip-lock bags. I had the Frumple dream and my sister said make something and I used all the scraps to make little faces all different colors just like people, Knudsen writes. She then printed and laminated her original poems, putting them on little cards. I put out bowls of Frumples and the cards and people could pick a Frumple to go with the title of the card they liked American Craft EndeavorsAmerican Craft Endeavors produces some of the nations most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Floridas vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival in Sarasota and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals in Sarasota. The groups founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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PETERSBURG The Conservatory and terrace of the Museum of Fine Arts, at 255 Beach Drive NE, will provide some of the best seats in town for the downtown fireworks display on the Fourth of July. But thats not the only reason to head to the MFA this summer. With a variety of programs and event scheduled in the coming weeks, the MFA is a great destination and summer escape. Museum exhibitions and educational programs are supported in part by The Stuart Society. The Tampa Bay Times is the media sponsor. Upcoming events include: Annual Fourth of July Celebration Thursday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $36 for museum members and $45 for nonmembers. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet barbecue buffet, music by O Som Do Jazz, special exhibitions, and the downtown fireworks. A beer/wine cash bar will be available. Reservations are required. Call 822-1032 or 8962667, ext. 258. Coffee Talk with Nan Colton Wednesday, July 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored in part by Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg, the event will feature Nan Colton. Colton, the MFAs performing artist-in-residence, is an audience favorite. She writes the scripts for her solo mini-plays and appears in costume. She will present Summer Shorts A Seasonal Tale, followed by a museum tour. Refreshments will be served. A Colorful Party Thursday, July 11, 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free for members. Cost is $10 for guests. Attendees will have an opportunity to see Color Acting and enjoy delectable bites by Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant. A cash bar will be available. DC9V + Bradley Kokay will present an improvisational, mixed-media performance, exploring the relationship of color to sound. To RSVP, call 8962667, ext. 210, or email reception@fine-arts.org. The Great Outdoors Thursday, July 18, 5 to 8 p.m. Part of the UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture series, attendees will have an opportunity to gather with movers, makers, and forward thinkers to get an offbeat art fix or to pick up a creative craft. A wine-beer cash bar and delectable bites add to this fun Thursday night out. Take advantage of the $10 admission to the museum. College students with current ID pay only $5 or buy one, get one free. This installment will feature saltwater fly-fishing demonstrations by Bill Jacksons Shop for Adventure, smore cupcake demonstrations (6 to 7 p.m.), campfire stories (7-8 p.m.), music, and more. Activities are designed to help attendees get in the spirit of Pleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces: Photographs of our National Parks, on exhibit on the second floor. Watercolors Thursday, July 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Part of the UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture series, attendees will have an opportunity to gather with movers, makers, and forward thinkers to get an offbeat art fix or to pick up a creative craft. A wine-beer cash bar and delectable bites add to this fun Thursday night out. Take advantage of the $10 admission to the museum. College students with current ID pay only $5 or buy one, get one free. This installment will revolve around watercolors. Attendees will have a chance to have fun with a medium that could become addictive. An instructor will be on hand to guide participants and to answer questions.ExhibitionsPleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces: Photographs of our National Parks is currently on view at the MFA. This exhibition, spanning a century, is full of the majesty of nature revealed by some of the most gifted photographers. Four of Ansel Adamss famous photographs are highlights. Pleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces primarily features images depicting national and state parks and landmarks. There are photographs of Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons, the greater Everglades, and more. The earliest date from the 1860s, including albumen prints by Carleton Watkins, Timothy H. OSullivan, and William H. Jackson and an ambrotype of Niagara Falls by Platt D. Babbitt. Iconic vistas by Eliot Porter and more modernist images by Aaron Siskind and Brett Weston enhance the exhibition. Floridian Clyde Butchers two largescale photographs spotlight our states wild beauty always under pressure from developers and Jerry Uelsmanns Flamingos Visit Yosemite (1985) is unforgettable. Among the other leading photographers represented are Edward S. Curtis, Margaret Bourke-White, Don Worth, William Clift, Laura Gilpin, and Linda Connor. Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950 will open Saturday, July 6. Drawn primarily from the MFA collection, Color Acting presents both formal and more expressionistic explorations of color. Nearly all of the artists are American. Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, has curated the exhibition her first at the MFA. She will introduce her choices in a Gallery Talk on Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. The exhibition is inspired by painter, teacher, and color theorist Josef Albers (1888-1976), who is represented by two striking works. Albers wrote that color is the most relative medium in art, as there are endless factors that change the way we experience it. Color is never seen as it really is. Three of the artists with work in the exhibition Albers, Gene Davis, and the Israeli Yaacov Agam were represented in the famous Op Art exhibition The Responsive Eye (1965) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. That pioneering show examined various modes of visual perception. Agams two prints in Color Acting reveal his vibrant palette and playful sense of pattern. The exhibition also introduces the area to the experimentation of cutting-edge photographers Jessica Eaton (born 1977) and Jessica Labatte (born 1981), who engage explicitly with the theories of Albers and often subvert them. Among the other significant artists represented are Richard Anuskiewicz, Ilya Bolotowsky, Leon Berkowitz, Norman Bluhm, Martin Canin, Robyn Denny, Helen Frankenthaler, Stanley William Hayter, Hans Hinterreiter, Fredric Karoly, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Joan Mitchell, Ludwig Sander, and Frank Stella. Summer pricingThe MFA is opening its doors wide this summer. Admission is now $10 for everyone through Sept. 30, 2013. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. On Thursday nights, when the museum presents UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture, college students with current I.D. pay $5 or can buy one admission, get one free. The MFA Caf is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For information, call 896-2667 or visit www.finearts.org. For caf reservations, call 822-1032.Looking ahead Concerts Ruth Eckerd Hall Alabama, Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m. The Monkees, Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Jannus Live Mac Miller with Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples and the Internet; Friday, July 5, 9 p.m. We the Kings, Saturday, July 6, 6 p.m. Authority Zero, Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. Marilyn Manson, Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m. Passafire, Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 5650550 or visit www.jannuslive. com.Clearwater One Acts Weekend 2013 July 5-7, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 a person. Call 4372363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. The plays selected for this years festival are Family Business, by Kay Poiro, Kailua, Hawaii; Madam Tanya, by Gloria G. Murray, Deer Park, N.Y.; How About Cannons, by David Vazdauskas, Brunswick, Maine; Why Is This So Hard To Write? by Victor Carr, Largo; Romantically Challenged, by Philip Schene, Tampa; Yiddish Land, by Ellen Davis Sullivan, Andover, Mass.; The Baptism, by Bob Meyers, Seminole; When Irish Eyes Are Flirting, by Joe Starzyk, Troy, N.Y.; Happily Ever After, by Amber Karlins, Riverview; and Drancy Station, by CC Berg, Dunedin. Alabama, Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, Alabama has announced a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Back to the Bowery Tour will launched in South Carolina and is set to run throughout the year, making stops along the way in Alabama, Canada, Connecticut, Georgia, Miami, New York and more. The Back to the Bowery tour marks the first time Alabama has announced an extensive run since 2002. To commemorate this special occasion, they have chosen to perform in smaller, more intimate rooms in an effort to create special up-close-and-personal memories for their fans. Kathy Griffin Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $52.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Griffin two-time Emmy winner, New York Times bestselling author, five-time Grammy nominee, Broadway darling, 2009s GLAAD Vanguard recipient and 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. This will be Kathys eighth appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall, making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. The Monkees, Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The groups summer tour, A Midsummers Night With The Monkees, follows the 2012 fall tour to the Tampa Bay area as a follow-up to the 2012 fall tour featuring Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork. The show will encompass a full multimedia evening of music, rare films and one-of-a-kind photographs culled from the archives. Backed by the same stellar crew of musicians from their 2012 run, Nesmith, Dolenz and Tork will also perform an unaccompanied set as a trio. This foray into tracks from their 1967 homespun No. 1 long player, Headquarters, is sure to be among the highlights of the upcoming dates. The trios set list will feature a selection of their classic hits such as Last Train To Clarksville, Im A Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday and (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone, deep cuts from their first five platinum albums including some performed for the first time since the 1960s and fan favorites from the soundtrack to their cult film classic Head and their Emmy-award winning television series. Whitesnake Thursday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Formed in 1977 and steered by the legendary David Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the worlds leading rock bands. Coverdales blues roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the bands sound along with Coverdales love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship. Whitesnakes ascent to the very top of the rock n roll heap was confirmed with 1987s selftitled mega-platinum album, which saw two massive Top 10 hits, two No. 1 singles with Here I Go Again and Is This Love, and a virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the world. Coverdale was recently named one of Revolvers Greatest Living Rock Stars and the UKs Kerrang! voted Coverdale the Last Great Rock Star. The bands newest effort, Made in Japan, is a new DVD/live CD package that features performance footage shot in stunning HD in 5.1 and stereo. Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The show is a new date for the March 24 concert which was canceled. Tickets for the originally scheduled date of March 24 will be honored. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Flecks most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammywinning album The Enchantment. With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres including jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds. Joe Satriani Wednesday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Satriani is currently touring in support of Unstoppable Momentum. Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally on keyboards, a new rhythm section featuring bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann. Satriani is ready to celebrate the recent release of Unstoppable Momentum, his fourteenth studio album. The Epic Records release hit radio stations earlier this year and highlights the first single A Door Into Summer, while the video for A Door Into Summer premiered exclusively on Rollingstone.com. Steely Dan, Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $79. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Legendary jazz-rock icons Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that Steely Dan will hit the road again in 2013, taking their Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day Tour to more than four dozen stops throughout North America. The tour includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 14. Concertgoers can expect an evening of the same high level of musical excellence that garnered raves from fans and critics alike. Onstage, Donald and Walter will be joined by eight brilliant supporting musicians, now appearing as The Bipolar Allstars, featuring Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, and Jon Herington on guitar, along with The Borderline Brats three sublime, soulful songbirds. Together, they will treat audiences to selections from The Dans extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles. As always with the adventurous Fagen and Becker, a few surprises may be in store as well. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013, Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruthec kerdhall.com. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of musics biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multiGrammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Joining Koz this year are Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis; world-renowned singer Oleta Adams, who first came to prominence when Tears for Fears asked her to appear on their The Seeds of Love album and who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, jazz, popular and gospel music; and Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. Gulfport First Friday Art Walk, Friday, July 5, 6 to 10 p.m., in the waterfront district on Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers. The monthly event stretches over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians including the New Horizons Band and the Double M Band appear at venues throughout the waterfront district. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state-of-the-art telescopes, weather permitting, every first Friday. For information, call 322-5217 or visit www.gulfportma.com. Third Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, July 20, 6 to 10 p.m., in the waterfront district on Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers. The monthly event stretches over a halfmile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians including the New Horizons Band and the Double M Band appear at venues throughout See LOOKING AHEAD, page 5B Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETSCustomer Appreciation Tuesdays Back By Popular Demand Earlybirds ALL DAY & NIGHT the waterfront district. While browsing the art and craft booths, visitors also will find Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries and may enjoy dinner at one of more than a dozen fine restaurants within the area. For information, call 322-5217 or visit www.gulfportma.com. USA Dance Monday, July 29, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.Largo The Swashbuckling Adventures of Alex Jones, with book, music and lyrics by Jason Tucker, July 12-21, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, 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 $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger. Call 587-6793. So You Think Youre a Movie Buff?, Friday, July 19, 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Black Box Theatre and the Gypsy Stage Repertory will present So You Think Youre a Movie Buff? The event will offer a night of fun and unique entertainment where scenes, monologues and iconic one-liners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist, according to a press release. Attendees may follow along and answer questions and/or name the movie, the actors, character names, movie theme song and more. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Prizes will be awarded. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Colin Hay, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Best known as the lead singer for the platinum selling Australian band Men At Work and his 11 solo albums, Colin Hay is happy to announce his 2013 Finding My Dance World Tour coming to the Largo Cultural Center. The Largo performance is one of only three dates scheduled for Florida in 2013. Benny Goodmans 75th Anniversary Tribute, presented by the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra; Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Jazz clarinetist and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski is featured with the highly acclaimed Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodmans historical 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. This historic and revolutionary performance claimed a new place for jazz on the American cultural scene and has come to be seen as the most important jazz concert in history. This incredible evening of music will feature numerous classics from Goodmans historic 1938 performance, including Dont Be That Way, Memories of You and the iconic Sing, Sing, Sing. Gary Wright, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Wrights hit song Dream Weaver has been featured in many movies including the Waynes World feature film, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Toy Story 3. Wright has continued to have success on the Billboard charts with Really Wanna Know You in 1981 and in 1986, he contributed the song Hold On to Your Vision on the soundtrack of Sylvester Stallones movie Cobra. Better By You, Better Than Me, a song written by Wright, was also covered by Judas Priest on their 1978 album Stained Class. Wright has continued to produce and create records through the decades and you may have seen him recently in 2008 and 2010 touring with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. Ambrosia, Sunday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Ambrosia, five-time Grammy nominee in 1970s and early 1980s, had five Top 40 hit singles including Biggest Part of Me, How Much I Feel and Yourre the Only Woman. Opening the show will be Twinkle Schascle and her band. Twinkle is an international singer-songwriter who released her first debut album, Haunted By Real Life, through Warner Brothers and was produced by songwriter Patrick Leonard. The album garnered much attention on the pop and jazz charts. Her music video, Cant Get Love With Money was featured on VH1 where she was a guest VJ on the Top 21 countdown. Freckleface Strawberry, presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry teaches kids to learn and love the skin they are in. In this beloved story, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school. With the help of her loveable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different and thats what makes everyone special. Roger McGuinn, Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. McGuinn, one of the founding members of The Byrds, is known as an innovator for merging folk and rock music in the 1960s. Prior to forming The Byrds, Roger toured and performed folk music with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. His music has been a staple on the music charts as well as many movie soundtracks. Some hits singles include Turn! Turn! Turn!, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man. Diane Schuur, Sunday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance Female and has a total of five Grammy nominations to her name. She has performed at some of the worlds most prestigious venues including the Carnegie Hall and the White House. She has also toured the world performing with greats such as Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, Joe Williams and Stevie Wonder. Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. This amazing group combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. A Russian Christmas performed by the State Choir of Russia Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Celebrate the holiday season with this unique cultural experience. This company of 45 singers was founded from the merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR. Music critics have praised this spectacular group and rave of the flawless vocal technique and crystal-clear, precise intonation. Victor Wooten with special guest Stu Hamm, Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Fivetime Grammy award winner, Wooten is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. He has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. Wooten was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past See LOOKING AHEAD, page 6B LOOKING AHEAD, from page 4B Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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For information, call 322-5217 or visit SIKPromotions.com.Pinellas Park Regal Railways Train Show, Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th St. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 11 and younger. The show will feature plenty of vendors with various train items from N to G Scale models. There is usually a small train layout on display for the children to watch as well as videos playing of trains. For information, call 244-1341.St. Petersburg Jay and Silent Bob, Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. Jay and Silent Bob are back. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new animated film, Jay & Silent Bobs Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, which blazes across America in a series of one-night-only shows. 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Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $37 for adults and $34 for students, seniors and military members. There is a $7 surcharge for premium seating. George Lopez, Friday, July 19, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $46. Call 893-7832 or visit thema haffey.com. Lopez, whose career spans standup comedy, sitcom television, film and late-night TV, is one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry who is praised by both audiences and critics alike. After several years of performing standup, Lopez, in 2002, co-created, wrote, produced and starred in Warner Bros. Televisions groundbreaking hit situation comedy, George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. 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Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance. Vans Warped Tour Friday, July 26, 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $42.50. Visit www.vanswarped tour.com. This summers diverse tour lineup will feature Sleeping With Sirens, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, The Wonder Years, Bring Me The Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, The Story So Far and many more. In addition, festivalgoers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William Beckett, Allison Weiss and The American Scene. Mayhem Festival Wednesday, July 31, noon, at Live Nation Amphitheater, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. This years lineup will feature performances by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Emmure, Born Of Osiris, Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Thrown Into Exile and City In The Sea. Adam Ant, Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. After a string of sold-out shows in the United States and the United Kingdom in 2012, Grammy-nominated pop icon Adam Ant and his band The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse are launching a sonic assault with his largest North American tour in 18 years to support his new album Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunners Daughter. In concert, fans can expect all of the hits including Goody Two Shoes, Stand and Deliver, Prince Charming, Ant Music, Strip and Wonderful as well as deep cuts from Adams early days and selections from the new album. The new album, a musical autobiography with 17 musical stories about Adams life, featuring collaborations with Boz Boorer (Morrissey), debuted at No. 8 on The Official Chart in the UK and climbed to No. 3 on the UK Indie Albums Chart. Art, by Yasmina Reza, presented by American Stage Theatre, Aug. 9 through Sept. 8; previews Aug. 7-8, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 823-PLAY (7529) or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance. Engelbert Humperdinck, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Humperdinck, born Arnold George Dorsey, was known on stage as Gerry Dorsey and took the name, Engelbert Humperdinck, a 19th century German composer of operas, on the suggestion of his manager in the mid-1960s. It was Humperdinck, not Elvis, that made famous the sideburns and flamboyant leather jumpsuits. His 1967 signature tune, Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) from his debut album was a No. 1 hit in 11 countries and appeared on the British charts for 56 weeks, preventing the Beatles double A-side release, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever, from reaching the top position. It was his voice, a legend in the music industry for the last 40 years, that has endeared him to global audiences of all ages including royalty, presidents and heads of states. Humperdinck has released more than 80 albums of ballads earning 63 Gold, 24 Platinum record awards, four Grammy nominations and a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year in 1988. Tampa The Lonesome West, by Martin McDonagh, presented by Jobsite Theater, July 10 through Aug. 4, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.jobsitetheater.org. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $28. Sigur Rs, Monday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Sun130, Tampa. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com. Sigur Rs is an Icelandic ambient/post-rock band from Reykjavik. The band won a record deal with the local Sugarcubes-owned record label, Bad Taste. In 1997, they released Von, meaning hope and in 1998 a remix collection named Von brigi.Tarpon Springs Florida Folk with Pete Gallagher, Pat Barmore and Elan Chalford; Friday, July 12, 8 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center 101 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Florida singer-songwriter Pete Gallagher on bass joins up with guitarist Pat Barmore and fiddler Elan Chalford to perform original songs and favorite folk ballads. Gallagher, a Florida native, is co-host of the popular WMNF radios Saturday morning Florida Folk Show. A regular performer at the Florida Folk Festival every year since 1971, he has penned many Florida-themed tunes, among them Bobby Hicks, Chokoloskee, and Raiford. 2PM: Pete Price, Pete Hennings and Mike Jurgensen; Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Cost is $16 for adults and $14 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. 2PM is Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen, a trio of talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents into an eclectic mix of material, from original songs to wellknown standards by the Beatles and the Everly Brothers, from country to contemporary folk. Night in the Islands, Saturday, July 13, 6 to 11 p.m., at the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets, Tarpon Springs. The city of Tarpon Springs will present Night in the Islands, a free event on the world famous Sponge Docks. Attendees will enjoy Greek music, dancing and dining. Night in the Islands will feature the music of Odyssey and Ellada. Free Greek dance lessons will be provided from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 5B Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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