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Photo by JIM LAYFIELDAn American bullfrog sits in the tall grass along the edge of the pond in Millennium Park on July 19. The bullfrog is the largest frog in North America and can reach a length of 8 inches. It is more often heard than seen with its deep baritone call that resembles a mooing cow, hence its name, and can be heard over a half mile away. RibbitVIEWPOINTSTiffany RazzanoDomestic partnerships: An impersonal, unemotional phrase. Page 13A. Aug. 26 primary not just for RepublicansNonpartisan races and local referendum also on the ballot By SUZETTE PORTERIn Pinellas County, registered Republicans have the most decisions to make during the Aug. 26 primary election, but Democrats and independents also have choices at the state and local level. Republicans and Democrats will pick their candidates to continue on to the November general election for governor and lieutenant governor and state representative. Republicans also will choose a candidate for state senator. Democrats will pick a candidate for attorney general. Locally, Republicans also will pick candidates for Districts 2 and 4 county commission races. District 2 is an at-large position and all eligible voters countywide can participate in that election. District 4 is a single member position and only voters in the district can participate. The commission race for District 6, also a single member position, is a Universal Primary. Only two candidates qualified and both are Republicans. However, per state law, all voters in the district, regardless of political affiliation will vote in a universal primary, since there is no candidate to run against in November. The winner of the primary will be the winner of the race. All registered voters also are eligible to vote Aug. 26 in nonpartisan elections, which include a Sixth Circuit judge race and school board positions in districts 2, 3, 4 and 6. A county referendum question also appears on the ballot. The last day to register to vote or change party affiliation is July 28. Mail ballots are scheduled to go out July 22. Early voting is set for Aug. 16-24. For more election information, visit For complete election coverage, visit www.TBNweek Features Business . . . . . . . . .9, 11A Classieds . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . .15A County . . . . . . . . . . .6-8A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-3, 8B Health & tness . . . . . . . .14A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .10A Real Estate . . . . . . . . .12A Seminole . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .13A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Ruth Eckerd Hall welcomes the platinum soul star Maxwell Aug. 1. Page 3B.ENTERTAINMENTCouncil rejects Greenlight Pinellas City Council votes down countywide transit plan in 4-2 vote. ... Page 4A.Get the scoop about all the new movies opening in theaters. See Diversions.... Page 1B.Hercules, Lucy, and My Man Is a Loser set to open this weekend Volume XXXVI,No. 16 July 24, 2014 See DISTRICT 6, page 6A Your 1st Choice in SBA Lending9190 Seminole Blvd, Seminole FL 33772 5250 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 727-394-BANK (2265)060514First Home Bank 13611 Park Blvd. Suite G, Seminole 475-7866See Our Ad On Page 3031314SBNadia ONeal, D.D.S., P.A. Call Today For All Your Dental Needs Seminole Clearwater St. Petersburg071014 Bob Evans Hearing 393-3775Hearing Loss? Get It Back!Renew Your Independence Call Today For A FREE Hearing Consultation We Service All BrandsMade In America Family Owned & Operated 1st Place Winner Readers ChoiceWinner 2 Years in a Row! Council considers FY 2015 budget By TIFFANY RAZZANO SEMINOLE The city of Seminole is considering a proposed budget of $14,769,552 for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins Oct. 1. This is a slight increase over last years budget of $14,646,868. Mayor Leslie Waters, who joined the City Council in 2009, said the budget during her first year on council was around $18 million. Every year weve reduced it, she said at the citys July 10 budget workshop. So until we get things turned around, we certainly have proved that we can do more with less. Its not always easy and we prioritize. In six years [to go] from $18 to $14 million, [thats] something else. City Manager Frank Edmunds said the 2015 budget is balanced. It does budget to projected revenues, as we have for the past 19 years, he said. Weve always taken a conservative look to revenue. Its better to end the year with a surplus, if you will, or a fund balance, than not. Weve been able to do that again, as we have for 19 years. The countys property tax valuations for Seminole are anticipated to increase by 5.56 percent, the highest increase the area has seen in years, said Harry Kyne, the citys director of administration. This is a very positive thing, he said. The budget also maintains the current millage rate of 2.4793. The Franchise Utility taxes indicate a slight increase, with anticipation of a higher number when the Bay Pines construction project is completed, Kyne said. Meanwhile, the citys projected Revenue Sharing Sales tax saw a pretty big jump to 16.2 percent, he said. He also noted the funds the city receives from the county for providing fire rescue and EMS services to unincorporated areas will be $3,855,822 and $1,907,821, respectively. Edmunds said the main cost increases for the city in 2015 involve pension expenses. He also noted that the city only saw a 4.5 percent increase in healthcare costs because Kyne was able to negotiate Aetna from its original proposed 9.5 percent increase. The Fiscal Year 2015 budget can be viewed online at www.mysemi Primary to decide county commission District 6 winner By SUZETTE PORTERTom Rask is challenging incumbent John Morroni in the Aug. 26 universal primary, which will decide the winner of the District 6 County Commission seat. Republicans and Democrats who live in the district can vote in this election. District 6 stretches from east to west and along the beach and includes portions of Largo, St. Petersburg, Seminole and Pinellas Park, as well as St. Pete Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Madeira Beach and Treasure Island. Tampa Bay Newspapers sent out a candidate questionnaire to provide readers with information to assist them with their decisions. Candidates were asked to keep their answers as short as possible.About the candidatesMorroni, 59, resides in Treasure Island. He has lived in the county for 34 years. He is married to Ellen and has one son, Michael, age 23. He has served on the county commission since 2000 and served as a state representative from 1992 to 2000. He worked previously as a Realtor and in the banking industry. He graduated from Loyola University with a bachelors degree in history in 1977. His community service includes his service on the county commission, including two stints as chair, 2005 and 2012. He was elected chairman of the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation from 1993-1994. He spent two terms as state representative. Morronis campaign website is at www.mor Rask, 50, lives in Seminole. He has lived in the county for 24 years. He is married to Jennifer and they have two children, Erik, 14, and Isabel, 12. He owns Logical Sites Inc. and has been an investor into several start-up companies. He has a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of science in materials science from Carnegie-Mellon University. Under the area for community service, Rask wrote, I have chosen to work in my own ways, not through groups. He lists several areas where he has been active, including a campaign to defeat the Greenlight Pinellas plan and the proposed sale of water well fields in Pasco County. He is working with other supporters to free a Pinellas County man, Michael Morgan, now serving life in prison for a crime many, including Rask, do not believe he committed. Rask said he also assists candidates running for office and has personally provided free housing, interest-free loans, rsum assistance and other help to those in need since 2008. Rasks website is at Why are you running? Morroni: I am running to protect our water resources, create a more efficient government, implement responsible transportation improvements, to preserve our environment and shoreline, and work to create sustainable jobs. Rask: Because we no longer have government for the people, we have government for special interests. The rot in Washington has reached Pinellas County. My opponents support of Greenlight Pinellas is evidence of exactly that. Our citizens deserve better. What do you hope to accomplish? Morroni: I want to see Pinellas County continue to grow jobs, protect our residents, including veterans and seniors, protect our environment, and run an efficient county government. Rask: I will continue to oppose bad policy proposals, and put forth good policy proposals instead. Also, I will survey voters in my district at my own expense to find out what their John Morroni Tom RaskNo millage increases set for Pinellas CountyScreenshot by SUZETTE PORTERInterim County Administrator Mark Woodard presents his budget proposal from fiscal year 2014-15 July 15. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER A sense of optimism filled the fifth floor assembly room of the County Courthouse in Clearwater July 15 as Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-15. Unlike past years, which left a feeling of gloom and doom, Woodards presentation was short and filled with positive news including that there will be no millage increases for the general fund, unincorporated county or emergency medical services. Millage rates are unchanged, Woodard said. Staff recommends that the general fund millage rate remain at 5.2755 mills; the Municipal Services Taxing Unit rate stay at 2.0857 mills, the same since 2008; and the rate for emergency medical services continues at 0.9158 mills. The millage rate for Dunedin Fire District will go down from 3.5525 to 2.9222 due to completion of the new fire station. Residents of East Lake will pay a new 0.25 mill tax to fund a recreation services district. The FY 2015 proposed budget is just over $1.92 billion an 8.4 percent increase over the revised FY 2014 budget. Enterprise capital projects are up $87.9 million, or 44 percent. General fund spending is up $14.4 million, or 2.5 percent. Woodard pointed out that excluding enterprise projects drops the budget increase over the current year to only 3.9 percent. Nearly $1.25 billion is budgeted for departments that report to the county administrator, an increase of $128.2 million, or 11.4 percent, See MILLAGE, page 7ACOMMUNITYNew meetup for artists kicks offOn Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m., the first in a series of free monthly cultural meetups comes to the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., in St. Petersburg, followed by a 7:30 p.m. happy hour at Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave. N. Page 15A.BUSINESSLargos Barley Mow turns twoThe second anniversary of the Barley Mow Brewing Company July 19 was a testament to the success of a business with humble beginnings, at a time when the business is expanding. The brewery, at 518 West Bay Drive, began in a home, when Jay and Colleen Dingman started brewing beer for their personal consumption. Page 11A.OUTDOORSDolphin WatchGee, thanks, Dad. Thats swell, some teenage Biff might have replied as his father handed him the car keys so his son could drive to the big dance. We do not use terms like gee or swell much anymore. Page 10A.SEMINOLERegister for fall child cancer walkAshleyCan Pediatric Foundations A Walk to Remember & Honor will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N. Page 3A.


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Bring a canned food item for the Mayors Food Drive and receive a special treat. Cost for members: $2 for adults and $1.50 for children. Cost for non-members: $4 for adults and $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 391-8345.Registration underway for child cancer walkSEMINOLE AshleyCan Pediatric Foundations A Walk to Remember & Honor will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N. The goal of this 3.6-mile walk is to remember the children who have lost their battles with cancer and honor those still fighting. There also will be a balloon release at the walk, which is held on Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To register or for more information, visit nole-il/walking/ashleycan-pediatric-cancer-foundation-a-walk-toremember-and-honor-seminole-fl-2014SPC Toastmasters meets weeklySEMINOLE Seminole-SPC Toastmasters meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. This personal development program is ideal for supervisors and other leaders, or those aspiring to learn vital leadership and communication skills. Contact Dennis Hamel at 374-2612 or visit seminolespc.toast for more information.Gaming Club to meet monthlySEMINOLE The Seminole Recreation Division now offers an See AROUND SEMINOLE, page 4A


4A Seminole Seminole Beacon, July 24, 2014adult Gaming Club that meets the third Thursday of every month, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N. This group is open to individuals 16 and older. Various board and card games will be available. This program is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. Call 391-8345 for more information.Mayor seeks food donationsSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters is seeking donations for the citys yearlong food drive. Her goal is to have collected 18,739 items by the end of the year, representing one item per Seminole resident. Hundreds of cans and generous contributions are rolling in from east, west, south and north parts of Seminole, Waters said. Our local grocers are helping, local business establishments are involved, Chamber members are challenging each other, and schools and churches have taken on this great opportunity to demonstrate Seminole city pride and generosity. Drop-off locations throughout the city include: Seminole City Hall Seminole-SPC Library Seminole Recreation Center Seminole Fire Station #29 on 113th Street Seminole Public Works on 70th Avenue Seminole Chamber of Commerce Publix on 113th Street Winn-Dixie at Park Boulevard and Starkey Road Winn-Dixie on Seminole Boulevard Seminole Square Freedom Square, Seminole Gardens Seminole Assembly of God Seminole First Baptist Church Blessed Sacrament Church Dairy Queen KE Bay Pines Properties, LLC. iMapp Realty Group, Inc. American Woman Fitness Center on Bay Pines Boulevard St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Chick-fil-A on Park Boulevard Seminole Gardens Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church Central Pinellas Republican Club Seminole Elementary School Realty Executives Adamo & Associates Sign of the Dolphin Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub Centratel Yoga4All Goods are donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry Inc. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road. If any local groups or organizations would like an overview or presentation of the Interfaith Food Bank, please contact Mayor Waters for a referral. Checks made payable to the Interfaith Food Pantry Inc., attention Vie Thompson are welcome. For more information, contact Seminole City Hall at 391-0204, ext. 102 or the Seminole Chamber of Commerce at 392-3245.Yoga class offeredSEMINOLE A New World Yoga class will meet at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N., Monday evenings, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. It will be followed by an optional meditation class. Cost for members is $8 per person and $12 for nonmembers. Visit or call 391-8345 for more information.American Legion hosts weekly eventsSEMINOLE American Legion Post 252, 11433 Park Blvd., holds a cookout every Sunday at the Tiki Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. The monthly spaghetti dinner is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The dining room is open to the public. Legion membership is required to purchase alcohol. For more information, call 391-6324.Childrens martial arts program offeredSEMINOLE The Holland G. Mangum Recreational Complex, 9100 113th St. N., offers a martial arts program for children ages 5 through 12 on Mondays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Master Ryan Dean, a 7th degree black belt Okinawan instructor who teaches at the Dojo Academy in Largo, leads classes. Cost is $45 per month for members and $67.50 per month for nonmembers. For more information, call 391-8345.Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets weeklySEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole meets Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at Freedom Squares Town Hall. All are welcome. There will be guest speakers twice a month. For more information, call Terry Carr at 394-2582.Free West Coast Swing dance lessons offeredSEMINOLE Free West Coast Swing dance lessons are offered on Fridays, 6 p.m., at Crystal Blue Ballroom, 10527 Park Blvd. N. Lessons are free for anyone under the age of 30. Call Renee at 698-0171 for more information.Kiwanis Breakfast Club meets Tuesday morningsSEMINOLE 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 or call 319-8343 for more information. AROUND SEMINOLE, from page 3A City news Photo courtesy of GENE STERN On July 18, past Seminole Fire Rescue Chiefs Jim McConnell and George Bessler, and former Deputy Chief Doug Meyer all current members of the Seminole Lake Rotary Club presented an Honor Bell to Seminole Fire Rescue and members of the departments Honor Guard. At the ceremony, Lt. Scott Eddinger recounted the history of the Honor Bell and the Honor Guard, and how tolling the bell is used to memorialize fallen members of the department. Current Fire Chief Heather Burford and Deputy Chief Terry Tokarz, along with Firefighter and Honor Guard member Jeremy Newton, Councilor Jim Quinn, Vice Mayor Thom Barnhorn, and Roger Edelman and Gretchen Wells of the Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance. Pictured are, from left, Bessler, Eddinger, Newton, Burford and Tokarz.Honor Bell Photos courtesy of MAYOR LESLIE WATERSSo far, Mayor Leslie Waters yearlong food drive has been a great success, she said. Her goal is to collect 18,739 items that represents one item per Seminole resident by the end of the year. All the food collected will go to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Above, Wendys District Manager Jack DErrico, center, along with employees Brian McDuffie, right, and Myrlande Monplaisir, second from left, recently presented a $500 check to Vie Thompson, left, director of the food pantry. Mayor Waters is also pictured. Below, Wal-Mart at Bay Pines Store Manager Marcus Sakaniwa, center, also recently presented a $1,000 contribution to Thompson and Ron Stone, the food pantrys chairman of the board.Mayors food drive rolls on Walmart donates to Seminole Fire RescueSEMINOLE As part of the grand opening ceremonies of the new Seminole Walmart, store executives donated $1,000 to city of Seminole Fire Rescue. It will be used to purchase smoke alarms for Seminole-area residents in need. This donation is especially significant as the focus of Fire Safety Month this October is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives Test Yours Every Month. Store Manager Marcus Sakaniwa said, Walmart is the biggest retailer in the area and we are fortunate to establish connections in the community. As part of that connection each Walmart store is actively involved with a community giving program. SFRs Public Education Officer Brad Dykens said, This generous donation will be used immediately to maintain the life safetyof Seminole area residents.Photo courtesy of BRAD DYKENSPictured are, from left, Fire Marshal Mike Rodde, Assistant Store Manager Ajay Russell, Dykens, Sakaniwa, Fire Chief Heather Burford, Assistant Fire Chief Terry Tokarz and Fire Training Chief John Schmidt. City Council rejects Greenlight Pinellas endorsementSEMINOLE At its July 8 meeting, the City Council voted 4-2 to reject an endorsement of Greenlight Pinellas. Councilors Patricia Plantamura and Jim Quinn voted in favor of the transit plan. The Greenlight Pinellas plan will expand the countys bus service and includes building a light-rail system between St. Petersburg and Clearwater. The referendum will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and if approved would increase the countys sales tax from 7 to 8 cents. Seven is high enough as it is, said Mayor Leslie Waters. If sales tax is increased itll be the highest in the state. Thats not a good marketing tool for Pinellas We all must look for the bigger picture. Vice Mayor Thom Barnhorn said Seminole lost several bus routes over the past several years including the one that goes to the beach because of a decline in ridership. The Greenlight Pinellas plan would only increase routes on Seminole Boulevard, he said. I cannot with good conscience say that all of my city supports this, he said. With all the emails I received and maybe we all got them, got barraged by them, I did not even receive one that said please do it. He added, I cannot, without an increase in service to our residents, justify doing this. Quinn said that Pinellas County could lead the state in improving its ineffective public transportation. Its for the benefit of the whole state of Florida, he said, which will see significant population increases in the coming decades. And if we dont change the system of transportation, if you think Malfunction Junction is bad now and with all the money thats spent on it doesnt change, it just gets worse, its going to get worse. We need to do something to improve the public transportation in the state of Florida and if we have to start in Pinellas County and get the rest of the state on board, thats my reason for supporting this program of increasing transportation. He added, If Florida doesnt get on board, were going to be in the dark ages on this. Councilor John Counts held an opposing view. We are on the front row of a typical example of government waste, he said. This is exciting because we are now seeing shortsighted liberalism in action, what happens when they think that if we throw a bunch of money at it, it will solve a problem [but really] create[s] a long-term burden on the backs of our tax payers. Why we are even entertaining a resolution for our government I dont know. Im flabbergasted were even considering this. Still, he said, This is a vote thats going to the people. We should not be taking a stand either way. Tiffany RazzanoTwo City Council seats openSEMINOLE Two City Council seats are open this election season. The council members, which will serve three-year terms, will be decided upon on the Nov. 4 ballot. Candidate filing begins Tuesday, July 29, 9 a.m., and ends Monday, Aug. 11, 4 p.m. Each candidate must obtain a qualification packet or a qualification CD from the city clerk. They must file all necessary documents, as provided by the city clerk, during the qualifying period. If filing a petition and fee, documents to be submitted should include: 40 petition cards signed by qualified city electors, a qualifying fee of $15 and a State Election Assessment fee of $55.62. If candidates are paying the fee only, they must pay a $100 qualifying fee in addition to the State Election Assessment fee. Fees must be made payable with a check from a campaign account. Candidates must be a registered voter and resident of the city of Seminole for one year prior to qualifying. Compensation for councilors is $5,562 annually. Rose Benoit, city clerk, can be contacted at 391-0204, ext. 102 or at Manager earns high marksSEMINOLE Mayor Leslie Waters announced at the July 8 City Council meeting that City Manager Frank Edmunds received an average score of 70 on his annual evaluation by City Council members. He received a score of 72 the highest rating he can achieve from Mayor Waters and Councilors Jim Quinn and Bob Matthews. Vice Mayor Barnhorn and Councilor John Counts gave him a score of 70, while Councilor Chris Burke gave him a score of 64. Councilor Patricia Plantamura did not submit an evaluation. From my corporate experience, said Mayor Waters, who spent many years working in human resources, this definitely exceeds expectations. Edmunds is set to retire in January 16, 2015. Tiffany RazzanoCity teams up with Seminole Historical SocietySEMINOLE Though its long been planned for the Seminole Historical Society to have space for a museum in the former City Hall building at City Park once its reconstructed, the City Council formally adopted the terms of this agreement at its July 8 meeting. The council unanimously approved resolution 04-2014, which found a public purpose associated with the groups occupancy within the planned Community Center. The council also unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding identifying the Seminole Historical Societys responsibilities associated with their occupancy within the building. The renovations to the building began earlier this month. The building should be completed by early 2015 and will include a Community Room that will seat close to 300 people and be available for rent, a Pinellas County Sheriffs Office station and city storage in addition to space for the Seminole Historical Society. Tiffany Razzano


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Morroni: We are moving forward with the agreements, and the city of St. Petersburg has already signed on, this is a work in progress and we must continue to work with our city leaders and fire districts in Pinellas County. We must continue to watch our taxpayer dollars and millage rates to ensure responsible spending. Rask: For starters, I hope that the county under the new administrator will be more thoughtful in its negotiations. A high-level county employee (Bruce Moeller) was sent out to execute a strategy that I think only increased suspicion among stakeholders, and weakened the countys negotiating position. Based on what I know, I am for fire transport. We have a good system, but there is definitely room for cost savings and/or efficiency improvements. I know this because there are two fire stations close to my house and the county said that one could be closed without impacting public safety. The specifics of how we get there is a matter of negotiation. Pinellas County transit needs is Greenlight the right solution? Morroni: Yes. I supported putting the referendum on the ballot at the commission meeting last year. I now sit on the PSTA Board of Directors and like the bus route improvement segments. However, I do have concerns over the Penny for Pinellas program coming up in three years should this pass. Rask: Of course we need public transportation (transit) to serve those who either cant afford personal transportation, or cant use it due to medical conditions or other good reasons. However, we dont need more transit, and we especially dont need light rail. There is no need or demand for more transit. We also dont have the population density for light rail to work, we dont have population growth and we have a transportation revolution coming in the form of self-driving vehicles. In the very near future, your transit could be a self-driving vehicle. So Greenlight Pinellas is definitely not a forward-looking solution. PSTA is a poorly run and dysfunctional organization that uses tax dollars to advocate for more tax dollars. We need to fix it first before even talking about more taxes for PSTA. Greenlight Pinellas will especially hurt low income seniors and disabled veterans, who currently pay little or no tax to PSTA through their property tax bill because of special exemptions they receive. They will get no such exemptions on their sales tax. I have spent considerable time on making a website on this topic, see (particularly the News & Links section). Land in Pasco County should it be sold or not and why? Morroni: I am extremely concerned about our water resources and I am 100 percent against selling the land at Cross Bar/El Bar Ranch. The reason is because we have no idea what the future holds if we sell the land back to Pasco County. Rask: This tract of land, which is slightly larger than the city of Largo, should absolutely not be sold. While these well fields dont cover all of our water needs, they provide more than enough drinking water. We need to have drinking water independence. Tampa Bay Water may or may not continue beyond its dissolution date of 2038, and in any event, we weaken our negotiating position by not retaining water independence. As just one example: Dunedin has chosen to retain water independence. Having lived under severe water shortage situations, I know what deprivations it brings. Even worse, if you get to the point where you have to truck in water, it gets very, very expensive. As mentioned above, one of my civic activities was a large email campaign to voters on this topic. Over 200 citizens wrote or called in expressing opposition to the sale of the land as a result of my email campaign, and only a few expressed support for selling the land. While New York City continually increases their water rights through land purchases, Pinellas County Commissioners seek to sell our well fields. Economic development is Pinellas headed in the right direction? Morroni: Yes, we are celebrating record tourism, our unemployment is lower than parts of Florida, and our property values are rising. However, we have more work to do. Rask: No. PCED (Pinellas County Economic Development) has become an organization that self-promotes, is deaf to the opinion of most businesses and spends a lot of time supporting bad policy initiatives like Greenlight Pinellas. Homelessness and poverty What is the best way to manage these issues? Morroni: Education and job search training. Access to job search tools and training such as technical training, rsum writing, and career search support centers are key. Those who have fallen through the cracks should be provided programs through state and local funding that allow them to become productive citizens. Rask: As you know, the County Health & Human Services Director was recently asked to resign. I would have to see what the next director proposes, as well as listen to PCSO (Pinellas County Sheriffs Office) and their views on the matter. We need statewide (perhaps nationwide) changes in how we handle mentally ill people, as well as recognition that we have different classes of homeless people. We have the mentally ill who are homeless, homeless working families, substance abusers, seasonal visitors who are homeless, etc. etc. As Commissioner Roche has pointed out: Pinellas County has become a homeless destination... much like San Francisco in the other bay area, I hasten to add. Some believe that governments role should be to provide only life and death necessities while others believe government should provide amenities that enhance quality of life. Whats your opinion? Morroni: Government should stay out of peoples lives as much as possible. Where needed, there is nothing wrong with government providing safe nets for seniors, veterans, and children in need. Rask: It depends on what you mean by enhanced quality of life. Does that mean a reinvigorating and pleasant city park that all can use, a Fourth of July Parade ... or does it mean free chocolate for everyone? Also, I am not aware that serious people have argued that governments role is to provide only life and death necessities. For example, roads and libraries are not life and death necessities, but government should be responsible for providing both. Most agree that being an able-bodied adult means providing for yourself. If everyone needs a handout, who is going to provide that handout? What if those providing dont want to provide the handout, and would rather receive one instead? We should take care that we do not create a situation where too many people want to ride the wagon and no wants to pull the wagon. In your opinion, what is the No. 1 problem the commission will face in the near future and what should be done about it? Morroni: We are currently going through the process of picking a new county administrator who will work with us in a cohesive manner, who gets out into the community, and who serves Pinellas County. Rask: The political process in our country has been taken over by special interests. Most of our county commissioners no longer serve the people, they serve special interests. Meaningful progress cannot be made on any public policy issues unless this issue is addressed first, and history shows us that change always begins at the local level. What makes you the best candidate? Morroni: I am proud and honored to have a wide coalition of support of more than 70 elected officials from all parties, our Pinellas Firefighters, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Public safety is a priority of mine and always has been. We must work with our local municipal leaders to ensure all residents of Pinellas County are protected. Because of experience, thorough understanding of the issues that face Pinellas and my record of service, I am best prepared to lead on the County Commission. Rask: My solid professional and educational background coupled with my civic engagement on public policy issues is what makes me the best candidate. I will not go along to get along, I will ask tough questions. Furthermore, my opponent only seems to have two suggestions: service cuts or higher taxes. My opponent John Morroni consistently votes for higher government spending and has trampled on the clearly expressed will of the people for eight-year term limits. In a 1996 referendum, 72 percent of Pinellas County voters voted in favor of eight-year term limits for county commissioners. Since that time, our county commission has spent your tax dollars fighting term limits in court. However, no matter what victories they achieve in court, they can never escape the clearly expressed will of the people as they expressed it in the 1996 referendum. Respect for the rule of law begins with putting the term limits into the county charter. So lets do that.To view all the candidates answers, visit DISTRICT 6, from page 1A For more candidate questions and answers and more details about this years election, visit more election coverage online


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Woodard said the majority of the money $272 million, or 85.5 percent will go to the Sheriffs Office. Lastly, a group of other agencies will get a share of nearly $360 million a decrease of $12.5 million over the current year. This category includes functions ranging from internal service funds such as Business Technology Services and Risk Management to Human Resources, Court Support, including the Public Defender, State Attorney and Judiciary, as well as library services and recreation.Staffing levels going upAfter years of staffing cuts, FY 2015 will bring a modest increase in staffing with the most coming from a change in operations at the new 911 center. An increase of 13.6 full time positions that formerly were part of the Sheriffs budget will now be included at the county level. The 911 center in the new Public Safety Center should be operational by July 23. The budget calls for paychecks to go out to 5,042.4 employees next year. Of that number, 1,916.9 will report to the county administrator. Woodard said county staff would be comparable to 1987 levels. Constitutional Officers will employ 2,863.6 an increase of 4.1; court services, 40.3, a decrease of 2; and independent agencies will have 221.6 on the payroll, an increase of 0.4.Reasons for optimismWoodard said the budget proposal reflected a number of positive signs. Property values are improving, up 6.5 percent from the current year. The county is raking in record-setting bed tax collections, up 13 percent so far this year. St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport is reporting record-setting passenger traffic, up 23 percent. The Development Review Department has experienced a 160 percent increase in submissions of site plans. Building permits and inspections are up by 5 to 10 percent month-over-month for the past two years. Sales tax collections have increased by 4 percent compared to 2013. There is great cause for optimism, Woodard said. We know there are challenges. There will always be challenges. But one thing I know about this organization is that we face our challenges and we deal with them. One way staff is dealing is by doing things, he said. Weve unleashed our staff, he said. Staff is now engaging citizens in ways that have never been done before, he added. Work is ongoing to repair and strengthen partnerships with municipalities, EMS providers, healthy community partners, veterans services advocates and clients, Constitutional Officers and the business community. Woodard announced that $663,000 had been budgeted for Veterans Services the most ever. More money also was allocated for expansion of international trade. Relationships are key, he said. Woodard also is committed to growing our own talent and promoting from within. Were investing in our own people, he said. We need to embrace people with talent and passion or they will leave.Next stepsCommissioners will discuss the proposed budget during a work session on July 22 and will decide then whether to cancel a tentative date for another discussion on July 31. They must notify the property appraiser of the tentative millage rates for the Truth in Millage statements by Aug. 4. TRIM notices will be mailed Aug. 22. The first public hearing is scheduled on Sept. 11 with the final, deciding hearing on Sept. 23. Fiscal year 2015 begins Oct. 1. For a complete look at the budget and budget presentations, visit /budget/default.htm.Mission statementWoodard began his presentation by telling commissioners that he had reinstated a mission statement adopted by the county in the 1980s that reaffirms the commitment to progressive public policy, superior public service, courteous public contact, judicious exercise of authority and responsible management of public resources. The vision is to be the standard for public service in America, he said. MILLAGE, from page 1A County newsNew software improves court case managementCLEARWATER Flanked by other elected officials and Pinellas County technology experts, J. Thomas McGrady, chief judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, recently announced the implementation of a new $10-million court case management system that is more userfriendly and efficient than the old one. The new software system, known as Odyssey, replaces CJIS, the acronym for the Consolidated Justice Information System, a mainframe system dating to the s whose technology eventually became obsolete, McGrady said. Odyssey went live over the weekend of July 11-14. With Odyssey, the major players in the court system including the State Attorney, the Public Defender, the Sheriff, and the Clerk of Courts will all be using the same system to create, use and manage court files, in an arrangement that will increase efficiency and save taxpayer dollars. In time, the public and the media will be able to view images of documents on their computers, reducing the need for trips they now make to various courthouses to accomplish the same tasks. Some official records can already be viewed online, but this will eventually be true of all documents that are public record, McGrady said. This is step one, McGrady told a group of journalists at the Pinellas County Justice Center on Monday, July 14. Its a big step toward a more open system. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri praised Odyssey, saying it will help avoid the kind of mishap that occurred last year, when a misclassification of an inmate caused him to be housed with an accused murderer, who then proceeded to kill him. This Odyssey system will fix that, Gualtieri said. Theres a lot of examples where our internal processes will improve. CJIS was like an old car you couldnt find parts for anymore, See COUNTY NEWS, page 8A


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Among the community partners providing services for the initiative are the Veterans Administration; WestCare, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on treating mental illness and drug addictions; and Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, which also provides drug treatment services. Catholic Charities is also involved and has a program where well-adjusted veterans act as mentors, helping troubled ex-soldiers adjust to civilian life. The Pinellas County Ex-Offender ReEntry Coalition, which helps participating veterans secure employment, also participates. And through its Veterans Law Institute, Stetson University College of Law provides free legal advice. The average age of the clients served thus far is 43, but veterans as young as 25 and as old as 73 have been provided help. Roughly half were in stable living arrangements, with the remainder either homeless or staying in transition housing or in other peoples homes.Hazardous waste program recognizedCLEARWATER Pinellas Countys Small Quantity Generator Program has been honored as the 2014 SQG Program of the Year by the Florida chapter of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. The SQG Program of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding or most improved Small Quantity Generator program in Florida over the past year. The Pinellas County program focuses on education and outreach, visiting businesses to inform them of their hazardous waste management regulatory requirements and verifying that they comply. Team members also develop and provide tools and resources to assist businesses in meeting and maintaining compliance. Pinellas Countys program is the youngest of the 50 state programs. It is only in its sixth year of existence, compared to the typical 15 to 20 years that the others have been in place. Presentation of the SQG Program of the Year Award will take place at the North American Hazardous Materials Management Associations national workshop in Orlando next month. For more information about the association, visit For more information about the Pinellas County Small Quantity Generator Program, visit /sqg.htm.Clerks office receives NACo Achievement AwardCLEARWATER The National Association of Counties picked the Spending in the Sunshine website, created by the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, as a recipient of the 2014 Achievement Award in the category of Civic Education and Public Information. Started in 1970, the annual Achievement Award Program is a noncompetitive awards program that recognizes innovative county government programs in 21 different categories. It is very rewarding to have our financial transparency initiative be recognized in the community, as well as nationally, said Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. It was my goal to ultimately set an example of what constitutes open government and thanks to the talented staff of the Clerks office, this initiative is empowering citizens with every click of a button. Spending in the Sunshine is a financial transparency website which goes beyond state standards and actually surpasses the level of transparency many governmental offices offer. It is centered on the publics right to open government and was designed to provide easy access to expenditures processed within Pinellas County government. Information is available on the clerks webpage,, through a tab titled Spending in the Sunshine. NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists Americas 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties. For more information, visit Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe.Odyssey is a much more cost-efficient way to manage information, what with each constitutional officer using the same system, he said. With Odyssey, different shareholders have different security levels, so that only those who are allowed to look at a particular document one involving a juvenile defendant, for instance will be able to do so, said Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court, whose office maintains all files. And there are some documents, such as those that are part of a family law case, or a probate matter, that will not be accessible via the Web, Burke said. Tom Bartel, a vice president with Tyler Technologies, which developed Odyssey, said the Texas-based company has clients in 20 other states, as well as in other counties in Florida. Whenever an improvement is made with the other clients Odyssey products, Pinellas County will be able to benefit from those improvements, too.PSTA to host Greenlight Pinellas telephone town hall seriesST. PETERSBURG The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will host a series of interactive telephone town hall meetings to share information and gather feedback about Pinellas Countys transit future. Residents from all over the county will receive automated calls inviting them to participate, and anyone can dial in to listen and make their voice heard. Participants will be able to ask questions, both on the call and through social media channels. The first town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. The call will feature Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala and will be moderated by PSTA CEO Brad Miller. The call will be open to the press; additional dial-in information will be advised early next week. This will be the first of three telephone town hall meetings in the month of July; the others will take place the following week with PSTA Board Chair Ken Welch, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long and Largo Vice Mayor Harriet Crozier. Were bringing vital information about Greenlight Pinellas right to the people and giving them a chance to share their opinions and thoughts at the same time, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. Weve already incorporated feedback from 120,000 Pinellas residents into the Greenlight Pinellas plan, but were excited to hear directly from even more people about our countys transit future. Participants can ask questions during or in advance of the call by tweeting to @Greenlight2014 or @RidePSTA, or on the Greenlight Pinellas or PSTA Facebook pages.Pinellas County designated as tech savvyCLEARWATER Pinellas County has been designated as a 2014 Tech Savvy County by the Public Technology Institute. The Local Government Tech Savvy Award Program recognizes the efforts of counties and cities throughout the U.S. that create technology programs to serve constituents both internally and externally. Pinellas County is one of four jurisdictions to receive the recognition. The county will be presented with a certificate of distinction at an awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, this September. It is very exciting to be recognized by the Public Technology Institute as a Tech Savvy County, said Martin Rose, chief information officer of Pinellas Countys Business Technology Services. This award encompasses a holistic view of the progressive use of technology, and associated business processes and governance across county government to better serve our community. As a true partner to all county departments, and with the support from the BTS Board and Board of County Commissioners, Business Technology Services is proud to play a key role in driving technology leadership and in delivering value added services across a wide range of Pinellas County government solutions. According to the Public Technology Institutes Deputy Executive Director Dale Brown, the panel of judges found Pinellas Countys application to be compelling. Brown further stated that the Public Technology Institute would like to utilize illustrations that were included in the application and turn them into demonstration webinars. A list of the winners of the 2014 Tech Savvy Award and a summary of what it means to be tech savvy is available at For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit court serves veterans in needCLEARWATER Veterans charged with certain crimes due to substance abuse or mental health issues are encouraged to take advantage of a special court designed exclusively for them. Its called Veterans Treatment Court, or VTC, and it functions in Pinellas and Pasco counties. The aim of this special court is to help veterans deal with their current criminal charges and stop them from getting into further trouble. It also is designed to help with substance abuse or mental health issues that may have caused or contributed to their legal problems. Only veterans charged with misdemeanors and certain felonies, such as drug-related charges, burglary, grand theft, and battery, may qualify. Those interested should fill out an application available at the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorneys Office. Among the criteria considered by the state attorneys office COUNTY NEWS, from page 7A


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RSVP by Phone727-562-2080 Cremation & traditional options Worldwide travel protection Veterans Benefits Free pre-planning guide Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park3530 Tyrone Blvd., St. Pete Tues., July 29 at 3pm3690 East Bay Dr., Largo Wed., July 30 at 3pmOUTBACK STEAKHOUSECARRABBAS ITALIAN GRILL 072414 Business 9A Networking leadsNetworking 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 24 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 Rick Saltarelli at 290-4998 or email Thursday, July 24 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 24 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Thom Barnhorn at 623-9955. Thursday, July 24 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 24 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 Thursday, July 24 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, July 24 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit Thursday, July 24 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 24 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, July 24 Ali Lassens Leads Club, Central Pinellas Professional Women, noon, Chilis, 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Email Leadsclubex Friday, July 25 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, July 25 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit Monday, July 28 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, July 28 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit Monday, July 28 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 Monday, July 28 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 or visit Tuesday, July 29 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 Tuesday, July 29 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 29 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 29 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, July 29 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, July 29 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 or visit Tuesday, July 29 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 4927921. Wednesday, July 30 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.BNIFinancial Wednesday, July 30 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 Wednesday, July 30 Local Business Network Seminole, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call 804-6359. Wednesday, July 30 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Wednesday, July 30 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 Wednesday, July 30, Professional Leads Network, 11:45 a.m., at Sages West Bay Bistro, 883 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call Woody Brown at 518-1967 or visit Wednesday, July 30 Professional Leads Network, Foxys Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Staceys Buffet 1451 N. Missouri Ave., Largo. Visit Love joins Tastefully SimpleSEMINOLE Kathy Love of Seminole recently become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Love offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions. All of Tastefully Simples products are openand-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients.Malm opens satellite salon in IRBINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Former big-city hair stylist Chad Malm is now conducting business under his name in the Indian Rocks Beach community. Malm apprenticed at the Manhattan salon, Bumble and Bumble. During his time there, the California native owned and operated Claude Nine at 9 Claude Lane in San Franciscos French Quarter. According to a press release, Malms sheers have worked their magic on a star-studded list of celebrities and models, earning him a coveted following among fashion editors at such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Allure, Harpers Bazaar and Modern Bride which have featured his work. Each haircut is a creative process that begins with a consultation, Malm said in the press release. The studio in IRB, at 102 15th Ave., is a satellite addition from his famed Salon Jack in Tampa. Visit Photo courtesy of LADYBUG SHOP & TURTLE TREASURESFrom left, owners David and Christopher Clawson are opening the LadyBug Shop and Turtle Treasures at 13713 Gulf Blvd. A grand opening celebration for the gift shop is set Aug. 1-3. Call 914-3990 or visit gift shop Biz notes


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Tee Times 727-584-6497$$ SAVE $$ $10Walk $15RideEVERYDAY!SUMMER RATES0612141200 8th Ave. S.W., Largo SUMMER TEN PLAY$95 Walk $135 Ride 18 Hole ExecCourse Par 55Largos Best Kept Secret. Exp. 9/30/14 Dolphins take time for swell lessons Photo by ANN WEAVERIt is never too early to begin being what you are, as DD1s tiny 2-weekold dolphin demonstrates.Gee, thanks, Dad. Thats swell, some teenage Biff might have replied as his father handed him the car keys so his son could drive to the big dance. We do not use terms like gee or swell much anymore. That innocence has long given way to an Instagram page filled with pictures of yourself (selfies) and twerking on the dance floor at clubs where showing the online world that you are at the party is as important as being at the party itself. We are posting from a different part of the world, the dolphins outside your doorstep. The dolphin numbers have been average this summer. Average is encouraging. Dolphin numbers have been below average for the last three years. Let us hope they are recovering. We also are meeting our bull quota. Bulls travel as bonded pairs or singletons. Gnarly and notable, pair Ouch and Fishlips, and pair Grin and Twin Dip, were here for the spring. Many bulls have moved through. We saw Dune, Shop, Hoffman, Brittle, Dipper, Taxus and Ilex only in passing. Others have stayed around. Remnants of the Punch Buddies super-alliance, Nose and Brick are keeping a sharp lookout for available females along the north stretch of the study area. Keyhole Plus survived a big bite last fall. His lifetime of scars has earned him our admiring appellation the Old Warrior. Schnoz makes periodic appearances. N and Riptab usually appear with a strange new dolphin in tow (N is no fool!). Xiphos, a massive bull who first appeared here in 2012, is turning out to be a real character. There is a lot of character in the small groups of smaller dolphins you see dance by. These are nursery groups that include current calves (born last summer, in order of appearance, Echo, Fairuz, Twig, Qody, Jacamo and Labrac) plus Xs restless 2-year-old Xanion. Threading mysteriously among them are new dolphins Platinum, LA Rose, Rainbow, Cryptos and Flame. There have been just three new dolphin calves born so far this summer, two in May to mothers DD1 and LA Stick, and one in June to NF. That means that the 10-year average of twice as many babies born in June as the other warm months has not manifested this year (I hope!). For a time, moms DD1 and LA Stick forged a brief partnership. They swam together with their calves, tiny tykes at 6and 5-weeks-old, respectively. They did not swim together just because they had newborns of similar age. DD1 and LA Stick were friends a long time before this. The other day, Capt. John Heidemann and I found them leaving a sheltered cover. They wandered across into a shallow section of the estuary, heading south in that rhythmic new-mother pace with delicate new charges at their sides. At 6 weeks old, DD1s calf had almost lost its baby body wrinkles called fetal folds. As the calf fills out on mothers milk, the wrinkles inexorably retreat until the calfs body achieves the sleek form of the wellpadded dolphin. DD1s calf had also lost some of its newborn clumsiness. It now managed to match its moms smooth swimming stride about half the time. LA Sticks calf was by far the smallest newborn among the 94 newborns we have seen. At 5 weeks old, it was still largely drawn along on its moms smooth stride. Its fetal folds were still plainly visible. It ended most of its lurching surfaces by dropping back into the water flatly on its chin, in standard splash landing style! The quartet of two moms and two tender (and tenuous) babies meandered over the shallows, paralleling the road. The road is the strip of water between channel markers where prudent boaters set their course. It was almost noon. That meant boat traffic was picking up. Indeed, a series of particularly heavy boats flowed out of the no wake zone, heading south like the dolphin quartet. Unlike the quartet, the heavy boats came abreast of the sign advising boats to resume normal speed and hit the gas. One after another, these beastly boats left wake waves rippling across the shallows as big rollers, as if imported from southern California. The first of these beastly boats accelerated past the dolphins. LA Stick steered her young charge toward it. But schoolmate DD1 did not follow. LA Stick resumed their slow southward crawl, parallel to the road. The two moms seemed to ignore that next couple of boats as well, just as they had ignored the trio of bulls who had recently swung over in faint interest. The moms took their tiny babies below the swells, to ride out the rollers by swimming beneath them and tickling their bellies on seagrass. Perhaps the grass tickled too much or an extra fine set of swells rippled over. For both mothers turned and, positioning with a perfection envied by body surfers the world over, showed their babies how to slide on Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver swells body surfing into the shallows like sliding down a snowy hill on your stomach. The dolphin babies, accustomed to living as appendages off their mothers sides, slid with them down the faces of one handsome roller after another. Human body surfers know how tough these swell lessons can be. But this was not the first swell lesson for LA Sticks newborn. At a scant 9 days of age, it had surfed the voluptuous wake waves behind a yacht at moms side even able to leap clear of the water (at moms side) the first of a lifetime of swell lessons. And we do not expect our human babies to sit up unaided for months after birth. It is never too early, or too late, for swells lessons. So too it is never too early for vigilance against natural enemies. The week after the swell lessons, both babies showed signs of being grabbed by something with teeth. Guess it is never too late to start in on a lifetime of scars either.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at or visit NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Gardening eventsLandscaping program setST. PETERSBURG An Introduction to FloridaFriendly Landscaping will be presented Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. During this free two-hour program, UF/IFAS Extension agent Brian Niemann will provide information on the basics of Florida-Friendly Landscaping and composting. Registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit to host plant identification programTARPON SPRINGS An introduction to plant identification will be offered Saturday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. A local UF/IFAS Extension specialist will lead an examination of the basics of plant identification, from using simple keys to identifying critical characteristics that will help any would-be botanist in the field. All materials will be provided. The free program is recommended for adults. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreekprserve .org.Bromeliad Society to meetPINELLAS PARK The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. Marty Baxley will discuss hybridizing and growing bromeliads from seed. For information, call 439-7782.Weedon to host Garden Help DeskST. PETERSBURG The Weedon Island Lawn and Garden Help Desk will be offered Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Aspiring and master gardeners alike can come and get solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn, and landscape care. The help desk is free. Call 453-6500 or visit


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The brewery, at 518 West Bay Drive, began in a home, when Jay and Colleen Dingman started brewing beer for their personal consumption. And while home brewing is fairly common, the growth of the resulting business however is not. To tell that story, perhaps it is best to go back to the beginning. The Dingmans started brewing as a joint venture, said Jay, 39. It soon became obvious that we couldnt do it together. We had different tastes and liked different things, he explained. So the couple began brewing separate lots about once a month. Then it got to be more frequent. Finally they were brewing separate batches once a week. We were brewing more beer than we could drink, Jay said. At the time, both of us were working in the hospitality industry, and we knew how to run a bar. So we said, why not buy a bar? So they did; in late summer 2011, they bought OHoustons Irish Pub and turned it into the Barley Mow Brewing Company. We got the brewing system we have now, he said. We got it up and running in November 2011 and sold our first beer in July of 2012. Thats why we hold our anniversary party in July. There were plenty of old and new customers at the establishment on its anniversary. Jeff and Linda Lynch drove all the way over from Tampa for the party. They had only been at the Brewing Company once before but felt the party was worth the drive. We like the beer, said Jeff. We had tasted it at various beer fests around here so we finally came over once to enjoy an evening, and we did. We especially like the outdoor patio and the live music, said Linda. Of course, the beer plays a huge part in that. Tim Newbill of Largo has been a regular at the brewery since it opened. He cant seem to get enough of the place. I come here a few times a week, he said. You end up meeting new people and chatting about and comparing the beer. They make excellent craft beer, and the staff is friendly. My friends all like it here too. In fact, the beer is what drives the place, and there is no shortage of variety. We had 50 original beers on tap at the anniversary party, said Jay. We might have had another 15 or 20 that we didnt brew or that we have retired. Many of the beers we have now arent brewed with their original recipes. We have learned how to sharpen our skills and work out the kinks. Jay said that six brands are core to the business. Among those are three particular favorites, all ales. Our bestselling beer is called Quackalope, an IPA, he said. Next is The Unkindness, which is an American black ale, then Selkie, a Belgianstyle pale ale. Jay said his customer base is diverse. It is not a boys game anymore, he said. A lot of women are into craft beer. The boom is so huge right now; it involves somebody from every walk of life. We have people regulars in their 60s and 70s, then at night, regulars who are in their 20s. The Dingmans are taking advantage of the boom with a major expansion that is already underway, at least a year ahead of schedule. They have just purchased a 20,000-square-foot building on Commerce Drive in Largo. A new brewing system is being installed at the production-only facility. At the West Bay location, the brewing system can brew 75 gallons at a time; the new facility will be able to brew 1,000 gallons in the same amount of time. The only thing (different) about this expansion from our original business plan is that it came a year ahead of schedule and is 50 percent larger than we thought it would be, said Jay. The new facility should be up and running by September. It will allow the company to expand into new markets. We had hoped to be able to be a statewide brewery and then a regional brewery. Were well on our way, Jay said. Hard work is critical to the operation, he added. What we do right now is pretty labor-intensive. It is not really super sustainable, he said. We work ridiculous hours. We have a good staff that likes to work as hard as we do. All our employees do everything, from helping with calculating the tax and accounting services to the actual brewing itself. The company currently employs nine people with the possibility of Photo by BRIAN GOFFJay and Colleen Dingman pose with their son, Brody, outside the Barley Mow Brewing Company during the brewerys second anniversary party.adding one more once the new system is up and running. Jay said he never had any doubt that things would work out so well, even at the brewerys humble beginnings. While other business owners might marvel that their success exceeded their wildest dreams, not Jay. In my wildest dreams, I did think wed be here, he said. Weve never been afraid to work. It is a rugged but really rewarding career. We love what we do, and it is easy to be passionate and present in our own business. How big can we go? I dont really know. But when it stops being fun, thats where well stay. That fun can be gauged by a key demographic, explained Jay, once a bartender himself. We get a lot of hospitality people as our customers, he said. Were open late, until 2 or 3 in the morning. If you get a lot of servers and bartenders coming to your place, you are obviously doing something right.Unemployment rate remains steady in Pinellas County By SUZETTE PORTERTALLAHASSEE The latest figures from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show Pinellas Countys unemployment numbers unchanged for June. Preliminary not seasonally adjusted unemployment for the county was 6 percent unchanged from the revised numbers for May. The preliminary report for May showed the countys unemployment at 5.9 percent. The unemployment rate in June 2013 was 7.5 percent. Unemployment is up slightly for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area with Junes preliminary not seasonally adjusted rate at 6.3 percent compared to Mays revised figure of 6.2 percent, which was unchanged from the preliminary report. The big news is the local MSAs return to the top three for over-the-year job growth. May marked the first time in more than a year that the local area did not make the top three. The Tampa-St. PetersburgClearwater MSA was No. 1 out of the 23 MSAs in the state for most of 2013. It dropped to No. 3 for the first four months of 2014. It did not make the top three in May. In June, the local MSA, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, came in third out of the states 22 metro areas for over-the-year job growth. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford was No. 1 adding 39,100 jobs. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall was No. 2 with 29,600 jobs. The local MSA reported job gains of 25,300. Pinellas County tied with Manatee, Charlotte and Suwannee for the No. 38 rank out of the states 67 counties. Hernando County ranked No. 8 with 7.9 percent unemployment. Pasco ranked No. 21 with 6.9 percent, and Hillsborough tied with Martin County for No. 31 with a rate of 6.2 percent. Hendry County ranked No. 1 with the states highest unemployment rate of 10.6 percent. Walton County ranked No. 68 with unemployment of 3.4 percent. The local MSA tied with Miami-Fort LauderdalePompano Beach for the No. 8 rank out of 23 metropolitan statistical areas and metropolitan divisions. The Palm Coast MSA ranked No. 1 with unemployment of 8.8 percent. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin ranked No. 23 with 4.6 percent unemployment. The DEO reports that the state has 237,500 more jobs than it did in June 2013, bringing the total to 7.8 million. June was the 47th consecutive month of positive annual job growth. The industry with the most gains was trade, transportation and utilities with 52,500 new jobs. The states not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly going from 6.1 percent in May to 6.2 percent in June. Unemployment was 7.7 percent in June 2013. National unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, was 6.3 percent, up from 6.1 percent in May. The national rate in June 2013 was 7.8 percent. Julys preliminary unemployment report is scheduled for release on Aug. 15.


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Pet free, no motorcycles, or pickup trucks please. Enjoy maintenance-free living and the Florida lifestyle now. MLS#U7620927. Wallingford. $110,000. SEMINOLE SQUAREThis 1BR/1BA, large 1,010 sq. ft. unit comes furnished, covered carport and is located in the city of Seminole. Close to shopping, bus line, rec center and our beautiful beaches. A must see! Other units available. MLS#U7700283. Spohn. $49,900. SNOWBIRDS, YEAR-ROUND LIVING, INVESTMENT2BR/2BA villa offers an inside laundry room, split bedroom plan, walk-in closet, 2 assigned parking spaces, 6x6 storage shed, spacious kitchen with ample cabinets and even a private courtyard to enjoy your morning coffee! Corner unit, very pleasant setting with mature oak trees. All ages and dogs up to 30lbs allowed. Conveniently located, only twenty minutes to beaches or Tampa Airport, local stores, restaurants, banking, etc. and on bus line. Would be perfect for snowbirds, yearround living or great investment opportunity! MLS#U7700513. Lofgren & Ruhland. $60,000. AN IDEAL PLACE TO CALL HOMEWalking distance to schools, short drive to Bardmoor shopping, dining, and medical facilities. This 3-bedroom pool home features an oversized 2-car garage, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen and is a true split floor plan. Tropical landscaping and fenced yard. Walk to Lake Seminole Park using the back entrance at the end of 86th Ave. Home also has hurricane shutters on every window, sliding glass door and the garage. MLS#U7702252. Sundell. $189,776. YOU OWN THE LANDThis modular home features an open floor plan, a rubber roof, newer A/C, 3 nice-size bedrooms and 2.5 baths! It also has a nice-size garage with an automatic door opener. Most of this modular home sits on a concrete slab. Enjoy evenings on your screened-in front porch. Very clean, just needs some TLC. Priced for a quick sale! MLS#U7703619. Bombard. $49,000. HAMILTON HOUSE AT SEA TOWERSThe listing price reflects that the unit needs TLC. Condo has a nice view of the pool, lagoon and tennis courts and comes with a much sought after carport. Located on the 2nd floor, steps from the clubhouse and you dont have to rely on the elevator to get up or down from the unit. This fixer-upper is located in the renowned Sea Towers complex that offers 2 tennis courts, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, a putting green, a 31-boat slip marina, 2 geothermal heated/cooled pools, fitness rooms, fishing pier and docks, beach houses, a clubhouse with a full time director and much more. At this price, a handyman could refurbish the entire unit and truly enjoy Florida living at its best at an affordable price. MLS#U7703700. Duval. $105,000. PINELLAS POINT3/2/2 pool home in this sought after neighborhood. Home features 1,392 sq. ft. with new tile throughout, vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace. Screen-enclosed inground pool and huge backyard awaits a new owner!! MLS#U7703727. Honeycutt. $210,000. WELCOME TO MEADOWLAWN!3BR/2BA pool home is newly updated and walking distance to schools. Kitchen features new granite countertops with new faucet and sink. Other features include new windows, updated bathrooms, recessed lighting in living room and new tile in living room and dining room. Beautiful stone fireplace in large family room with new flooring. Oversized pool has a new filtration system and new concrete overlay pool deck. Air conditioning condenser replaced in 2013. This home is a must see! MLS#U7703737. Sparling. $194,000. POOL HOME IN SEMINOLE!3 bedrooms + den, split plan. Tile throughout living areas with new carpet in bedrooms. Freshly painted inside, kitchen is newly updated with gas stove and opens to the dining room. Kitchen, dining room and master bedroom overlook the pool. Extra-long screen porch. Pool was resurfaced in 2014, pump and filter 2011. Enjoy the fenced, landscaped backyard of this charming home. Furniture is negotiable. MLS#U7704102. Jarnberg. $220,000. Klein & Heuchan completes salesCLEARWATER Klein & Heuchan Inc. successfully represented the seller, Brian and Pamela Myregaard, in the sale of 12335 Automobile Blvd. The buyer was Parker Enterprises. The building contains approximately 14,640 square feet of industrial space. Features include grade and dock high loading, heavy three-phase power, and 100 percent airconditioned space. The sale price was $600,000. Larry Gilbert of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction. Business owners continue to expand into larger facilities, said Steven Klein in a press release. Klein is vice president of Klein & Heuchan Inc. With affordable pricing and low interest rates many of these business owners find that they can own their own facility for less than they pay in rent. As interest rates remain low and financing remains easy to obtain, we expect the owner/user market to continue to strengthen. Klein & Heuchan Inc. also successfully represented the seller, Stonebridge Real Estate Company Inc., in the sale of 28469 U.S. 19 N., Buildings 2 and 5, in Clearwater. The buyer was JBR Realty LLC. These north Pinellas County office properties comprise approximately 9,400 square feet of multi-tenant office space. With leases in place and vacant space to fill, this investment provided the buyer with current income and a value added opportunity. The sale price was $517,000. Aaron Fisch of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the seller in this transaction. Investment properties are extremely attractive to buyers interested in taking advantage of pricing and low interest rates, said Klein. The search for higher investment yields has caused the investment market to heat up. The market for commercial real estate investments is very strong with a significant number of buyers attempting to deploy capital into the space. As the economy improves, we expect that demand for commercial real estate investments will continue to strengthen. Deal on medical office closesCLEARWATER Klein & Heuchan Inc. successfully represented the buyer, Karl and Jane McClintock, in the purchase of 1801 North Belcher Road Suite B in Clearwater. The seller was Orthopedic Surgery Center of Excellence LLC. This net leased commercial real estate investment is comprised of a medical office unit under long-term lease. The purchase price was $239,000. Sherri Strazz of Klein & Heuchan Inc. represented the buyer in this transaction. Well priced investment properties are extremely attractive to buyers looking to take advantage of pricing, attractive interest rates, and higher investment yields, said Steven Klein in a press release. Klein is vice president of Klein & Heuchan Inc. The market for stabilized commercial real estate investments is very hot with a significant number of potential buyers attempting to deploy capital into the marketplace. As the economy improves, we expect that demand for commercial real estate investments will continue to strengthen. Coldwell Residential names top performersLARGO The Bayou/Bardmoor office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, located at 10801 Starkey Road in the Bardmoor Plaza, recently named its the top associates for the month of June. Debi Balogh was the top-listing associate and Randee Carl was the top-selling associate. Gary Coe was recognized as the top closer for the month. Debi Balogh Randee Carl Gary Coe Coldwell announces sales, listing leaderCLEARWATER The Coldwell Banker office in Clearwater recently named its listing and sales leaders for June 2014. The Marcy Daniels Team was the top sales associate and top listing associate for the month. The Marcy Daniels Team LOCAL


Viewpoints 13A Seminole Beacon, July 24, 2014With a tiny curled fist, the toddler next to me, held by her mother, pounds on the Plexiglass that separates us all from the Amscot employees on the other side. She wails and points as she bangs on the bulletand child-resistant barrier. Its barely decipherable, but Im able to make out what shes saying: want. Makes sense. Were all at Amscot because we want something just beyond our means. Her mother smiles apologetically for the noise. She wants the candy. Eventually, a sweaty man wearing a blue button-down shirt and thick glasses slides a few Tootsie Rolls through an opening in the glass and the girl grabs them. A shriveled elderly woman to her mothers left is angry. She waves around a handful of papers and makes demands. She wants to speak with a supervisor. To my right, a blue-collar guy wearily borrows cash against his next paycheck. He wants to pay his electric bill, too, he tells the employee on time, ensuring it doesnt get cut off. Im there with Julie, my girlfriend of three years, and we want to spend our lives together. But before we can head down to the Pinellas County Courthouse and add our name to the countys year-old domestic partnership registry, we need to get our paperwork notarized. For 10 bucks, Amscot will not only notarize it, but also throw in a few random witnesses to boot. We didnt know it then, but the next day, July 17, a judge in Monroe County would strike down Floridas gay marriage ban. Within hours of that decision, the Republican attorney general Pam Bondi would announce shed appeal it, forcing a stay on same-sex marriages in the state. Like many living in the Tampa Bay area, were not actually from Florida. Julie grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., and I moved here five years ago from Long Island. New York legalized same-sex marriage in 2011; D.C. gave gay marriage the green light at the end of 2009. We could easily have gone to either area, where we each still have family and friends, to get married. But because Florida doesnt recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states, we decided to wait until marriage equality comes to the Sunshine State. And it eventually will, as same-sex marriage bans throughout the country are being overturned one after another. So for the time being, were left with a domestic partnership as the only step that will allow us to move our relationship forward. It will afford us a few extra legal protections just six in total. They primarily involve parenting though we dont have or want children as well as hospital visitation rights and health care decisions. Marriage offers couples over 1,100 legal protections and responsibilities. And while the word marriage conjures romantic images of white weddings and celebratory love, the phrase domestic partnership is much more cold and clinical. Domestic partnership. Are we domestic? Sure. Im like a lesbian Donna Reed in plaid, whipping up impressive vegan meals, cleaning our home and caring for our cats. But the word domestic also makes me think of abuse, the war on terror and kept household pets. And of course any good relationship is based on a partnership. But to call it a partnership in the legal title no husband or wife here feels impersonal, unemotional. Are we playing tennis? Are we opening up a Subway franchise together? Or are we building a home, a life together? When we leave Amscot at noon, we rush to the courthouse. Julie has to work at 1 p.m. and we know were cutting it close. We pull a number from the ticket dispenser in the records division, the kind you see at the deli meat counter, but were told the clerks in that office arent following the number system that day. A middle-aged blonde woman with teased Jersey hair calls us to her desk immediately. She smiles at us and reaches for our paperwork. Julie and I look at the clocks on our phones nervously. Its 12:15. To make it to work on time, she needs to leave in 15 minutes. As the woman processes our papers, I elbow Julie and hiss, Ask! I hate to ask this, but how long will this take? I have to get to work, she says. Oh, you dont need to be here, the woman says without looking up. Your paperwork is already signed and notarized. I dont need to be here? No, you dont need to be here. So Julie leaves for work and I get domestic partnered alone. I call her when Im done five minutes later. Damn it, I could have stayed and we could have taken a picture together, she says. When she arrives home from work that night, I have her favorite meal, champagne and flowers waiting for her. She gives me a kiss and asks about my day. We wash the dishes together when were done eating dinner, straighten up and then climb into bed. Were just like any loving couple that wants no, deserves to spend their lives together.Tiffany Razzano is editor of the Seminole Beacon. Email her at trazzano@TBNweekly.comFew tales are more inspiring than the story of an entire nation shaking off the bonds of a cruel and despised oppressor. The Irish have done it, not once but twice. After centuries of iron-fisted control by Great Britain, the people of Ireland in 1922 finally achieved independence by forming the Irish Free State. Sadly, for most of the next hundred years the Irish remained under the yoke of another dictatorship the Roman Catholic Church. Until the 1990s the images of Irish Catholicism were those fostered by books and films in which almost every village contained a saintly, trustworthy priest (think of the twinkle-eyed Barry Fitzgerald in Going My Way) performing good works and uttering kindly counsel. A retinue of nuns of supposedly equal virtue usually assisted him. In reality, the Irish priests and nuns aided by the sheep like devotion of parishioners possessed and used tremendous power. They could influence who married whom, and when and why (or why not). They could grant or withhold their approval of office-holders, social leaders and business enterprises. They were especially adept at controlling sexual attitudes and behavior. If the worldwide Catholic Church has a tradition of regarding sex as unwholesome, that attitude has been especially pervasive among the Irish faithful. The truth about the cruelty and corruption of Irish Catholic bishops, priests and nuns has emerged only during the past two decades. In the 1990s British newspapers began to investigate the state of Irish Catholicism. What they discovered sent shock waves throughout Ireland and, to a lesser extent, among Catholics worldwide. In 1992 it was revealed that one of the churchs leading bishops had fathered a son. Another nationally-known priest was found to have maintained, with his housekeeper, a secret family. These revelations should not have been a complete surprise. For many years the Irish had been aware of nasty rumors telling of wayward priests sexually abusing boys (and sometimes girls). Church higher-ups, all the way to the Vatican, routinely responded by simply transferring the priests to other parishes. In 2009 a state commission, headed by Justice Sean Ryan, concluded a years-long study of the churchs orphanages and industrial schools, which had housed thousands of delinquent children. Their crimes? Often, it was only to have been abandoned by their parents, or to be the offspring of an unmarried mother. The Ryan Report told of the rape, molestation, beatings and starving of these children. Many of them, it was recently discovered, died and were buried in unmarked graves. As the truth about the churchs corruption has come out, millions of the former faithful have abandoned the church. In the mid1980s about 90 percent of Irish Catholics attended a weekly Mass. That figure had dropped to 18 percent by 2011. The country is running out of priests, which is a mixed misfortune, since the ones who remain have fewer of the faithful to serve. Is there any hope that a resurrected and reformed Catholic Church can once again play a role in the religious life of Ireland? If so, perhaps it lies with the churchs headquarters in the Vatican. There, Pope Francis has condemned sexual abuses by priests, especially against children. He recently hinted that the day may come when priests are allowed to marry. A survey has shown that 87 percent of Irish people would approve such a move; almost as high a percentage would welcome the ordination of women into the priesthood. Wed be foolish to hold our breath until such events come to pass. Even if they do, the church in Ireland may never again regain the stature and the unquestioned power it came to enjoy and squander between St. Patricks fifth century conversion and the 1990s, when the long-covered rocks were overturned and the churchs vermin were finally exposed. In any case, the people of Ireland will go on, and the air they breathe as they worship will be cleaner and sweeter than it has been in hundreds of years. In the past shame of the Irish Catholic church, is there a lesson for all of us? I would think so. It is this: Wherever people gather to worship God, Christ, Allah, Jehovah or any other alleged divinity, the earthly organizations devised to assist that religious devotion should be regarded with a healthy degree of mistrust or, at the very least, skepticism. If patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, religion is too often the arms-wide welcome mat for con artists, perverts, megalomaniacs and thieves.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli Advertising Director: Jay Rey Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter Beach Beacon: Bob McClure Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. 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Tiffany Razzano Delay action on Bluffs new proposalEditor: Inasmuch as Mayor Arbutine decided to disallow citizen comment and questions regarding his proposed utility tax at the July 14 workshop session, I submit the following observations and suggestions: Mayor Arbutines unilateral decision to prohibit citizen input was decided because, as he explained, the comments and questions received at the June workshop were addressed at the outset of the Mondays meeting. However, on Monday, Mayor Arbutine introduced an entirely new proposal. One, which only he was privy to, and one which he and he alone permitted to be discussed. While the mayor tried to explain that Ordinance 137-1 has been illegal since 1973, he could not explain why it has remained in the code and, prior to 1992, the charter mandated the referendum requirement. Also, he did not address the fact that the city has in the past held at least one referendum on a utility tax as required by the Ordinance. Neither the mayor nor the city attorney is in a position to decide that the ordinance is illegal. Any question as to the legality of an Ordinance 137-1 can be resolved only through the appropriate legal proceeding. Proposed: That the city seeks an opinion by a court of competent jurisdiction as to whether or not the Ordinance 137-1 is legal. This step would remove all doubt and possibly prevent the expenditure of taxpayer funds by the city to defend a lawsuit brought against it by the residents should the city proceed with its plan to strike the ordinance and impose a utility tax on the residents and businesses in Belleair Bluffs. Commissioners came prepared to discuss the proposed ordinance July 14 only to be blindsided by a new proposal: lowering ad valorem taxes, taxing only electricity and setting the utility tax rate at the maximum 10 percent. Proposed: That the commission defer further action on Mayor Arbutines proposal for at least one month to allow the commission and public to review and comment on the proposed ordinance. The statutory language that authorizes a utility tax allows the tax rate to be set at any level as long as it does not exceed 10 percent The same law allows a municipality to exempt up the first 500-kilowatt hours of electricity use per month. The exemption applies only to residential customers. Proposed: That the commission considers exempting all or part of the first 500-kilowatt hours of monthly electricity usage for residential customers in the city. The mayors plan anticipates that the utility tax will generate about $195,000 per year. The projection does not include any analysis about how much additional revenue would be received if and when Duke Energy increases it rates for residential and business customers. Proposed: That the ordinance includes language that shall require the roll back of the 10 percent rate any time the revenue exceeds 115 percent of the amount collected in the first 12 months of utility taxes received by the city. Under the leadership of Mayor Arbutine, this citys elected officials have ineffectively terminated a fire chief, ill-advisedly tried to exert its will about how the citys former firefighters would receive their pensions and disastrously litigated the mandate of the Department of Management Services. These reckless actions have siphoned nearly $2 million from the taxpayers of Belleair Bluffs. You have an opportunity to take a step back and engage in thoughtful, deliberate analysis of the citys finances and craft solutions to meet its needs. The question is, are you willing to do so or will you once again risk public funds to defend a hasty decision? I leave you with the well-reasoned comment of Judge Thomas P. Crapps in, City of Belleair Bluffs vs. Department of Management Services and Board of Trustees of the City of Belleair Bluffs Firefighters Pension Trust Fund: Certainly, the law does not prohibit the parties from reaching an agreement that benefits both of them. Dave Fynan Belleair BluffsBelleair Bluffs: A little fiefdomEditor: Belleair Bluffs City Commission workshop July 17 was Kabuki theater at its best. If I didnt know better I would have to think it was a well-rehearsed mayor and commission workshop, but we all know that would be unethical and probably illegal. Mayor Arbutine refused to allow any questioning of the workshop proposals to add a 10 percent utility tax in addition to one of the highest ad valorum, 5.35 mill, taxes in the county. What form of democracy is this? Its definitely not participative when changes in government law are dictated to its citizens. Belleair Bluffs has become a little fiefdom that depends on Largo, Belleair, and the county to provide fire, water, sewage and law enforcement. Why do we need a mayor and commissioners? They mismanage and turn around and hand the bill to the taxpayer. Ron Adams Belleair BluffsAsk for an I.D.Editor: In this busy world of products such as food, oil, home supplies, why is it so easy to just swipe a credit card and the purchase is so complete. The cashiers are even trained not to ask for a photo I.D. Dont you think that in a world where billions of dollars of fraud occur one would ask for a simple I.D.? As a concerned citizen, I even had cid on the back of my card. Again, what for, nobody checks. It truly scares me that big stores refuse to ask for I.D. Im sure many others feel like I do. Its that easy to purchase items. If I simply lose my card and think its safely in my wallet before I realize its missing after several days, much damage can be already done. Hundreds if not thousands cannot be accounted for. Im baffled by the lack of security. What is it! Bigger and better profit for the companies or the simple inconvenience of a customer going in their wallet or purse for a picture I.D. We have security in all aspects of life. From our airports to cameras on our streets. We live in a society where caution is a reality. Again, many people simply lose their card. Before they notice it missing, that card can be used in many fraudulent ways. Yep! Its that easy. Nobody wants to be a victim. Lets protect ourselves. Dont make it easier for people to use and abuse this plastic. Can someone simply explain to me why this process isnt used? Please ask me for my I.D.; Ill be happy to show you. Gary Neal Clearwater


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PETERSBURG The United Ostomy Associations local support group will meet Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m., at St. Anthonys Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N. Attendees have the opportunity to get needed information and education that will help them find the tools they need to get back to an active life. It also is the place to share triumphs and knowledge with those who are now facing the life-saving surgery. The group meets last Sundays. Refreshments are served. There is no cost to attend. Anyone is invited who is either an ostomate or a health professional or family or friend. For information, call Bill Schmidt at 657-0998 or Millie Parker at 687-7584.Home Care Assistance to celebrate grand openingCLEARWATER Home Care Assistance Tampa Bay, a provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m., at the business new location, 1530 N. McMullen Booth Road, D-12. 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Donors can share their power to save lives and enjoy a $10 Publix gift card to help fill their pantry shelf. The following Publix stores in Pinellas will participate in the blood drive: Dunedin 1491 Main St. Dunedin 902 Curlew Road Largo 3825 East Bay Drive Largo 10411 Ulmerton Road Palm Harbor 36301 East Lake Road Pinellas Park 4701 Park Blvd. St. Petersburg 2139 34th St. N. St. Petersburg 3501 49th St. N. St. Petersburg 7999 Ninth St. N. Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome. For information, visit or call 888-936-6283. All donors also will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening.ALS Awareness Game set for Aug. 17 at TropicanaST. PETERSBURG On Sunday, Aug. 17, Tropicana Field will become Lou Gehrigs house, when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees for the annual ALS Awareness Game at 1:40 p.m. ALS supporters will sit together in a special section and the ticket purchase price includes a Tshirt. To order tickets, visit Rays fans will root not only for Longoria and Price, but also for those who have fought or continue to fight for their lives people with ALS live on average only two to five years after diagnosis. The Tampa Bay Rays and The ALS Association Florida Chapter hope that the game will increase awareness of ALS, and the difficulties faced daily by people living with the insidious disease. Nearly 500 supporters of The ALS Association Florida Chapter are expected to attend, all wearing commemorative Lou Gehrig 75th anniversary Strike out ALS T-shirts. Gehrig retired from baseball with an emotional farewell speech on July 4, 1939. In the 75 years since Gehrig lost his life to the disease that now bears his name, theres still no known cause, treatment or cure for ALS. To kick off the game, Rays play-by-play announcer, Andy Freed, will read Lou Gehrigs famous farewell speech, player David DeJesus will be featured in a special PSA, and an ALS patient will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The ALS Association Florida Chapter values our wonderful community partner, the Tampa Bay Rays, said Kim Hanna in a press release. Hanna is president and CEO of The ALS Association Florida Chapter. We are hoping the game will act as a platform to spread awareness and reach those in the community who may not be aware of Lou Gehrigs Disease or its devastating effects.Bayfront celebrates resident graduatesST. PETERSBURG The Family Medicine and OB/GYN Residency Programs at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg recently hosted a graduate recognition and awards ceremony. The following are the 2014 resident graduates: Family medicine graduates Lisa Ball, D.O.; Patricia Feito, M.D.; Daniel Gordon, M.D.; Megan Janson, M.D.; Eric Svestka, M.D.; Eilene Weibley, M.D.; Katherine Wojnowich, M.D.; and Kimberly Wollett, M.D. OB/GYN graduates Barry Iguobadia, M.D.; Kenneth Kaufmann, M.D.; Jenny Michael, M.D.; and Sean Tubens, M.D. Sports medicine graduates Ajoy Kumar, M.D.; Patrick Mularoni, M.D.; and Nicholas Peterkin, M.D.Reich elected to CHA boardST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently announced that Karen Reich, chief executive officer, has been elected to a three-year term on the Catholic Health Association Board of Trustees. Reich was one of seven individuals elected to the board during the 2014 Catholic Health Assembly in Chicago, June 22-24. The Catholic Health Association is the trade association for more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities that are in the Catholic health ministry. CHAs board, consisting of 23 trustees, is responsible for developing CHAs strategic direction, ensuring CHAs fidelity to its mission, stewarding CHAs resources, and performing other governance activities to support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry in the United States. Reich previously served as one of 16 members of the Catholic Health Associations Continuum of Care/Aging Services Committee, which advocates for public policies that promote a high quality, accessible, and affordable continuum of services to address the needs of older persons and those with chronic conditions. I am honored to have the opportunity to bring our local perspective to this national-level board and to make sure our concerns are part of the public dialogue, Reich said in a press release. Working with CHA has broadened my outlook on the effect that changes within the health care industry are having on senior care providers.Health department offers free dental examsDental exams and X-rays at no charge for children and teens ages 4 to 18 will make families smile as they start planning for the Aug. 18 start of the school year in Pinellas. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will provide these services for new patients only, no appointment necessary, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at two of its health department locations. New patients will be seen in the order in which they arrive after the clinics open at 8 a.m. that day. Dental exams and X-rays at no charge will be provided at these DOH-Pinellas locations only: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., N., St. Petersburg. Call 824-6975. 310 N. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater. Call 4695800. A parent or guardian must accompany the child or teen during the visit. For information about DOH-Pinellas, visit


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PETERSBURG On Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m., the first in a series of free monthly cultural meetups comes to the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., followed by a 7:30 p.m. happy hour at Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave. N. Organized through a partnership between local arts agency Creative Pinellas and local literary champions Wordier Than Thou, these CRAFT: Cultural Meetups are open to artists, performers and cultural organizations of all types with RSVP. The series was created to offer an informal space for artists in all disciplines to meet, learn about local arts venues, and discuss potential collaborations. CRAFT events begin at 6 p.m. with a casual gathering and tour through a participating Pinellas County arts venue, and at 7:30 p.m. groups adjourn to a nearby local brewery for drinks and conversation. Guests are encouraged to bring business cards or event flyers to share with the group, and stick around for a free raffle afterward for a chance to win items such as museum memberships or event tickets donated by arts industry partners. Future CRAFT events are planned for the Dunedin Fine Art Center (Sept. 24 with Dunedin Brewery), Florida Craftsmen Gallery, and elsewhere throughout the county. Additional new venues and dates are soon to be announced. For more information about the July 30 event, visit All guests are asked to please RSVP to to confirm attendance.Blues performance setSAFETY HARBOR Blues in the Library, sponsored by the Suncoast Blues Society, is set for Sunday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. There will be a performance by Brian Leneschmidt. Leneschmidts Band and Solo Acoustic performances mixes blues, soul and rock with original music and cover songs. Recently featured as artist of the week on Music Tampa Bay, Leneschmidt a full-time solo musician has played with bands for more than 14 years and has recorded five CDs of original music that have achieved national radio support and popularity aboard.Organization seeks mentorsDUNEDIN Jesus and Me Gives Hope Inc. is a Christian-based nonprofit, offering mentoring and coaching for at-risk youth and their families. The organization is looking for individuals who are interested in mentoring a young person in need. Please call Tina at 458-1218 or visit for more information. Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub to host benefitSEMINOLE Bacchus for Charity, and 98ROCK Tampa Bay will present Bacchus Bike Fest 2014 on Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd. The event will feature live music and entertainment, food and drinks, contests and prizes, a raffle and a silent auction. Entertainment will include performances by Quiet Riot, The Black Honkeys and Soul Circus Cowboys. Guest appearances will include Hulk Hogan, Razor Ramon and Bushwacker Luke. General admission tickets start at $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wheelchairs 4 Kids, 50 Legs and REVolutions Dance. For information, call 804-4898, email or visit to celebrate National Dance DayLARGO Tutterow Dancers will offer free dance classes on National Dance Day, Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to noon, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Tutterow offers preschool ballet and tap for ages 3 to 4, jazz, ballet, hippity hop for ages 5 to 7 and hip hop for ages 8 to 12. Open auditions for the competition team intermediate and advanced will be offered 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tutterow Dance Academy is contracted through the city of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department. Class fees are collected by the city for its programs. Tutterow Dancers is privately owned and has partnered with the city of Largo since 1976. For a schedule of National Dance Day classes and for information, visit, businesses to sponsor Oktoberfest TAMPA The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Bright House Network, Tampa Bay Downs and Warsteiner Bier will sponsor the 19th annual Top o' the Bay Oktoberfest Oct. 24-26, at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. Oktoberfest hours will be Friday, 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Parking is free. Oktoberfest will bring the best of Old Bavaria and new Florida together for three full days of authentic German food, drink, music and dancing. The event will feature a carnival and midway, a great arts and crafts show and loads of interesting vendors. Attendees can get into the act by participating in one of the hourly contests on and around the main stage. There will be contests of strength, endurance and sheer determination such as: Stein-holding Log sawing Keg tossing Barrel rolling For information, call 813-855-4233 or visit www.utbchamber .com.Foundation to host workshopST. PETERSBURG A free, two-part first-time homebuyers workshop will be presented Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and 12, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N. The workshop is designed to help first-time homebuyers go through the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. For information or to register, call 461-0618, ext. 3, or visit resident reorganizes state senior organizationLARGO Local activist Ernie Bach of Largo is recruiting members to reestablish the Florida Silver Haired Legislature, a senior citizen organization that used to boast chapters throughout the state. Bach, a former executive director of the organization, has resisted the state nonprofit corporation and is planning a statewide tour to media outlets and senior citizen organizations to spread the word. The first meeting of the Tampa Bay chapter of the organization will be Monday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., at Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Bach will be featured on the radio program Health, Wisdom and Wealth on 1250 WHNZ on Monday, July 21, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Listeners can hear the program at by clicking the Listen Live link during that time. Bach will explain all facets of the Silver Haired Legislature and what it means to be a member. He hopes to recognize once again the glory of this 1978 chartered senior citizen organization, which at one time had the active significant support of local and state governments and the business community, he explained in an email. He plans to organize annual legislative sessions in Tallahassee. For questions about membership or to register for the Aug. 18 meeting, call 585-1111 or email to women to meetSAFETY HARBOR The Democratic Womens Club of Upper Pinellas will feature Aaron Darr at its meeting on Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Darr will speak on various subjects concerning reproductive health for Florida families. This activist educator will speak on topics such as sex education in public schools and private institutions, teen pregnancy, and the importance of women and men having access to contraceptives and abortion. He travels across the country and abroad to speak about the concern and importance of sex and HIV/AIDS issues. He also will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Florida State Democratic Womens Club Convention in St. Augustine. The meeting itself starts at 11:45 a.m., and lunch is available for a $5 donation. For questions, call Victoria at 744-1101.Community invited to join ombudsman programLARGO The local council of Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The local council is seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certification is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call 888-831-0404 or visit the programs website at The local council meets to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about longterm care facility issues on the fourth Thursdays at the Mary Grizzle Building, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Room 136, in Largo. 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Vans Warped Tour, Friday, July 25, 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $58.50. Visit This summers diverse tour lineup will feature For Today, Stray From the Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mayday Parade, Attila, The Protomen, Tear Out The Heart, Plague Vendor, Saves the Day, A Skylit Drive, I the Mighty, Beartooth, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, NiT GriT, The Color Morale, Enter Shikari, Anberlin, Issues, Cute Is What We Aim for, Survive This!, Crown the Empire, The Maine, Volumes and many more. The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring Phil Magallanes, Friday, July 25, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit The series spotlights some of the best jazz in the area. The MFA Caf will be open for dinner, and beer and wine will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call the caf at 822-1032. Primarily a bassist, Magallanes, born in New York across from the Village Vanguard, also plays guitar and has performed in nearly every venue imaginable from top jazz clubs across the United States to Broadway, from large arenas with rock bands to country gigs. He has recorded with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Arturo Sandoval, and Engelbert Humperdinck, among others. He holds his degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas, one of the finest such programs in the country. In the Cool of the Evening, Friday, July 25, at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $16. Host Maria Zouves and the talent of VOICExperience will perform favorite tunes, from Moon River to some of operas most wellknown favorite melodies. Johnnyswim, Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets are $20. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.straz A Prairie Home Companion hails the married duo of Johnnyswim as st century troubadours whose storytelling style of songwriting includes an infectious blend of rock, blues, boleros, folk, and contemporary R&B. After years of honing their style in Nashville, the band released their first record, Heart Beat, and earned ardent fans at Bonaroo and while touring with Old Crow Medicine Show. Classic Albums Live performs Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle, Sunday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Capitol, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit Few bands of the 1960s retained as much a sense of the roots of rock and roll as did Creedence Clearwater Revival. Their music is rife with country, rockabilly and R&B influences, a combination that produced several hit singles including I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Lodi, Susie Q, Wholl Stop the Rain, Travelin Band, Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner, Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary. Anything but a cover band, like a symphony orchestra performing the works of Mozart, Classic Albums Live forgoes the gimmickry of costumes and impersonations, putting the music first. These world-class musicians tackle iconic music, concentrating solely on re-creating it faithfully from the original recording. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:HerculesGenre: Action, adventure and fantasy Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie Director: Brett Ratner Rated: PG-13 Paramount Pictures and MetroGoldwyn-Mayer Pictures film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, opens on July 25. Based on Radical Comics Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, Hercules. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt.LucyGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman Director: Luc Besson Rated: R From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs ScarlettOpening this weekendBesson directs Lucy, starring Johansson, Freeman; Johnson plays Hercules Photo courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURESDwayne Johnson stars in Hercules, from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Johansson in Lucy, an actionthriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. My Man Is a LoserGenre: Comedy Cast: Michael Rapaport, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter, Kathy Searle, Heidi Armbruster and John Stamos Director: Mike Young Rated: R When it comes to women, playboy Mike (John Stamos) has all the right moves. So when Mikes buddies (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen) ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures hell share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when Mikes lessons start backfiring with hilarious results, it takes a beautiful, no-nonsense friend (Tika Sumpter) to show Mike he still has a thing or two to learn about relationships.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.A Most Wanted ManGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Brhl Director: Anton Corbijn Rated: R Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and neardead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the citys Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian Photo courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURESScarlett Johansson stars in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. 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Prince of Wales, e.g. 52. Comrade in arms 56. ___ Baby Baby (Linda Ronstadt hit) 57. Victorian, for one 58. Basic monetary unit of Romania 59. Casablanca pianistHoroscopesJuly 24, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19A coworker has something to share with you. Be attentive, Capricorn. Brilliance comes when you need it most. A mystery is solved at home.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18A health condition improves with changes in dietary habits. Good job, Aquarius. A home improvement proposal deserves a second look.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Financial burdens ease with a household addition. Good thinking, Pisces. An old friend makes a bombshell announcement. Be there for them.AriesMarch 21 April 19You may not be able to turn back the hands of time, but you can keep them at bay with some lifestyle changes. Start small, Aries.TaurusApril 20 May 20A special event draws near. Relax, Taurus. You will rise to the occasion. Email correspondence settles a debate once and for all.GeminiMay 21 June 21Greedy Gemini. That is what you must be this week if you are going to get anything done. You have fulfilled your commitments. Say no.CancerJune 22 July 22You can run, but you cannot hide, Cancer. Fess up and face the consequences. A challenge at home proves worthwhile. A deadline is extended.LeoJuly 23 August 22Storms are brewing at home. Take cover, Leo. This is one battle you do not want to fight. A glowing review deserves a night on the town.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Congrats, Virgo. All of your hard work at the office does not go unnoticed. Some people never learn. Try not to be too disappointed with a young friend.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Work takes a back seat to love this week, Libra. Clear your schedule and plan a little getaway. A financial risk is worth taking. Seize the opportunity.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Slow down, Scorpio. You are so busy trying to accomplish the impossible that you are missing out on the big picture. A loved one shares some news.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Roll out the welcome mat, Sagittarius. Visitors are coming. A party allows you to cut loose and have some fun. A business venture expands. fathers ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker (Dafoe) and a young female lawyer (McAdams) who is determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. In an adrenaline laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, its not long before he becomes everyones most wanted man. A Most Wanted Man, a cerebral tale of intrigue in the vein of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is also contemporary and deeply human, touching themes in love, rivalry and politics we live with every day.Happy ChristmasGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham and Joe Swanberg Director: Joe Swanberg Rated: R A budding novelist and her film director husband, Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and Jeff (Joe Swanberg) and their 2-year-old son live a peaceful existence in Chicago. But when Jeffs irresponsible younger sister, Jenny (Anna Kendrick), comes to live with them after a breakup, things start to change. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with a baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), instigate an evolution in Kellys life, as her career and her relationship with her husband begin to grow in new directions. But are they welcome ones?Magic in the MoonlightGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter and Jeremy Shamos Director: Woody Allen Not rated Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allens Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists claims that they can perform real magic. Persuaded by his life-long friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the Cte dAzur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice (Hamish Linklater), and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. From his very first meeting with Sophie, Stanley dismisses her as an insignificant pip-squeak who he can unmask in no time, scoffing at the familys gullibility. To his great surprise and discomfort, however, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded. Before long, Stanley confesses to his beloved Aunt Vanessa (Eileen Atkins) that he has begun to wonder whether Sophies powers could actually be real. If they were to be true, Stanley realizes that anything might be possible, even good, and his entire belief system would come crashing down.Very Good GirlsGenre: Drama Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Peter Sarsgaard and Clark Gregg Director: Naomi Foner Not rated Best friends Lily (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen), home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. But when they both fall for the same handsome artist (Boyd Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested. For more movie news, visit Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.2B Just for Fun OPENING from page 1B Photo courtesy of MAGNOLIA PICTURESMelanie Lynskey and Joe Swanberg star in Happy Christmas, a Magnolia Pictures release.


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The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of the critically acclaimed debut in 1996. Fueled in part by the certified gold single Ascension (Dont Ever Wonder), the album achieved double platinum status. The debut also received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. In 1997, Maxwell released his follow up, the MTV Unplugged EP, which achieved gold status with his live rendition of This Womans Work. He was heralded as the future of soul music and proved his staying power when he followed up with 1998s platinum seller Embrya. In 1999 Maxwells single, Fortunate off of the Life soundtrack became Billboard magazines No. 1 hit of the year. Maxwells third album, Now hit shelves in 2001 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Now sold 300,000 copies during its maiden week and eventually also reached double platinum status. Following a tour supporting Now, Maxwell took several years off from recording and performing. According to a biography from Shore Fire Media, to hear Maxwell explain it, as much as his fans were waiting for him, he was waiting for them and in the process of finding himself. Sometimes I cant believe I do this because youre living your life, Maxwell said in the artist bio. Going to the corner store, taking out the garbage and the next thing you know youre on stage at Radio City Music Hall. Its such a humbling thing and youd think it would make my ego go out of control but I feel humility. Like this is why I need to do this. Its not about your ego. Its about celebrating your opportunity and the blessing to work and the joy you can possibly bring to people. Thats how it all resonated with me. Photo by ERIC JOHNSON/SHORE FIRE MEDIARuth Eckerd Hall welcomes the platinum soul star Maxwell Aug. 1. See MAXWELL, page 8B The Beacon. A tradition in your neighborhood.


4B Classieds Seminole Beacon, July 24, 2014 20. Condo Sales 121. Out of State Sales 175. Unfurnished Apts. 225. Duplex/Triplex Rentals 485. Help Wanted 1. House SalesSEMINOLE HOME, 11526 109th St 4BR/2BA/2CG, 2,104SF, C/H/A, Breakfast/ Snack Bar. Great Room, Sun Room & Living Room. Newer Roof, Patio and Deck. No Flood Zone. Must See Inside! No Realtors Please! $189,900. (727)768-3412 SEMINOLE GREAT BUY! 3BR/1.5BA Fixer In Great Area! 1,464SF, Newer Kitchen, Roof. $94,900. Under FMV FSBO. (727)643-2391 CLEARWATER 2BR/1.5BA, $124,900 Joseph Amadeo, USN (RET), Realtor, Lic# SL3271034 Coldwell Banker (727)724-7923 SEMINOLE 9231 124TH ST Price just reduced to $269,900. Great Value! 3BR/2BA/2CG, 1,617SF, Pool, Screened Lanai, New Roof, A/C, Windows, Sliders, Fireplace, Many Upgrades & Features, NO Flood Insurance. Bettina Guild, RE/MAX Metro (727)420-7606 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesINDIAN ROCKS BEACH 2BR/1BA/1CG HOME Tiled, New Roof/ Pavers, Waterfront, Deep Water, Open Canal, Dock w/Electric Lift. $ 349,900.Florida Dreams Real Estate, (727)504-9490. 20. Condo SalesSHIPWATCH: 2BR/2BA Vaulted Ceilings, Glass Lanai, Garage, On Conservation Area. Only $174,900! Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. ULTIMAR I, 3BR/2.5BA/1CG FOR SALE BY OWNER Extensive Wrap Balcony, Direct Gulf SW Corner, 1,942SF, Pristine, $779,000. (727)277-4988. Diane Warder, RE Agent. Co-Brokers Welcome. DUNEDIN 2BR/1BA, 1,000SF, $54,900. Joseph Amadeo, USN (RET), Realtor, Lic# SL3271034 Coldwell Banker (727)724-7923 BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS NEED SPACE FOR A BOAT OR RV, This 3BR/2BA Home sits on the end of a CUL-De-SAC, Huge Yard. Walk Seminole Middle and High School. Priced right...... $ 269,500 WALK TO OAKHURST ELEMENTARY 4BR/2BA Pool Home, Small, Quiet Subdivision Well Maintained. Ideal for Active, Busy Family $ 289,500 IMPERIAL POINT 4BR, Over 2,100SF Owner Says MAKE OFFER Large Family Room with Pool Table, Close to Clubhouse $ 284,500 Maureen Stilwell, Jean Rowe, Rutenberg Realty (727)596-2965 or (727)773-0356 First Time Homebuyer Program*( 727 ) available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County032014 SEMINOLE GARDENSBUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. New Carpet Great View $ 43,900 2BR/2BA 1,056 sq. ft. Corner Unit Water View $ 64,900 Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.comWATERFRONT 2BR/2BA Impeccably Maintained Unit. Desirable Park Street Location. Heated Pool, Tennis Courts & Clubhouse. $164,900. For More Information Visit: or Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21 JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES (727)515-3462. LAKEVIEW OF LARGO 1BR/1.5BA, Recently Remodeled, 55+, Second Floor, Elevator, Shopping Nearby, Beach 1 Mile. $55,900 Best Price In Complex! (727)593-3854 SEMINOLE, THE LINKS 3BR/2.5BA/2CG. Updated, Move-in Ready. Near 5th Green. Stunning View Of Golf Course & Lakes. $209,900. Smith Realty (727)544-8000 KEY WEST CHARM Located In A County Club Atmosphere. 2BR/2BA, 55+, Attached Garage, Large Lanai Including Fountain and 2 Person Spa. Appliances Included, 1,350/SF Under Air, New Roof With 20 Year Warranty, New AC/Heat Pump With 10 Warranty. Asking $165,000 6574 Green Valley Drive, Seminole (727)492-5732 By Appointment. 35. Mobile Home Sales TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. 55. Open HouseSPRINGWOOD VILLAS II, PINELLAS PARK. SUNDAY, 12-3. Charming, Active, 55+ Community. Bright, Clean & Open. Close To Beaches, Shopping & Dining. 2BR/1BA Unit w/Attached Carport, 5120 Lily Street, $49,900, Call Dianne Lea, Charles Rutenberg Realty, (727)403-3717. 2BR/2BA Unit w/Attached Carport, 5011 Lily Street, $55,000, Call Dianne Schwartz, Keller Williams Realty, (727)465-3326. 95. Property Mgmt.GOT VACANCIES?Let Us Fill & Manage Your Properties. Seasonal & Annual. Staging Services Available. Florida Dreams R.E. Sales & Rentals, (727)266-3767. 100. R.E. Wanted $175/Mo. Maintenance No Flood Insurance Required!12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. Brochures Available At Clubhouse.Affordable Living!GLENWOOD ESTATES:5 Star, 55+, Land Owned.Call For Viewing! IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 072414#5 2BR/2BA/2CP, Lake View, Furn., $65,888. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. $$ WE BUY HOUSES $$And Fix Problems! See If We Can Help YOU! (727)537-6150072414-2 MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS In Mountains Of North Carolina! 3BR/2BA Home For Sale, Fenced 3 Acres, 5 Years Old, $80,000. (828)678-0450. 130. Cemetery LotsTWO NICHES Side-By-Side. Eye Level. Royal Palm North in Chapel. $300 OBO. (727)481-0139 145. Unfurnished Houses2BR/1BA +FLORIDA ROOM, Laundry Room, Tiled Floors, Large Backyard. Quiet Seminole Neighborhood, Walk To Mall. Pets Okay. $1,100/Month Annual. (727)488-1111. SEMINOLE: 3BR/2BA/1CG Bayhaven, remodeled, bonus room, no smoking, fenced yard. Pets considered. $1,350/month, annual. (727)398-7550. PINELLAS PARK, 3BR/2BA Quiet Neighborhood. $900/Mo. First, Last, Security Required. (727)479-6812 or (727)526-3103. 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, Any Age, Furnished, $750/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN 2BR/2BA, Rear Screened Porch, 3rd Floor Pool View. No Pets. Annual lease. $850/Month.Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339 160. Unfurnished CondosSHIPWATCH 2BR/2BA, Vaulted Ceilings, W/D, Freshly Painted, Garage. $1,350/Mo. Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. SEMINOLE: Deerwood Gardens Refurbished 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, New Kitchen Appliances, Vaulted Ceiling, Patio, Balcony, Covered Parking, W/D, Pool, Clubhouse. $1,000/Mo. (727)397-5571. 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $ 189/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. SEMINOLE: 1BR, 2ND FLOOR, Furnished, Includes Utilities, Cable, W/D. Private Parking. Smokeless, Petless. $700/Mo. (443)614-5471. 175. Unfurnished Apts.DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN APT, $175/Wkly. Dunedin Room, $85/Wkly. Clearwater Studio, $495/Mo. Free Water, Electric. Wont Last! Call Or Click BELLEAIR BLUFFSCall For Move-in Special: Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Non-smoking, Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Walking Distance To Neighborhood Shopping And Restaurants. 2942 W Bay Dr. (727) 510-9085 LARGO, VERY CLOSE TO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. 1500 West Bay Drive 2BR/1BA, $700/month, plus $700 Security. (727)280-5005. LARGOHOT SUMMER SPECIALS!AUTUMN CHASE 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes Starting From $ 600 Minutes From Beach(727)586-1473 071014 INDIAN SHORES 1/BR C/H/A, Includes E/W/S, Beach Access. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $1,000/Month. (727)599-5814, (727)623-4443. Owner/ Agent. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH WEEKLY RENTALS Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs rates starting at $329/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. FULLY FURNISHED 1BRs & Efficiencies Available! Walking Distance To Beautiful Madeira Beach. Most Utilities Included. Call For Availability, (727)397-4130. SUNSET BEACH 1BR Plus Deck, Furnished, Walk to Beach/ Restaurants. $850/Month. (704)648-8247. TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR/2.5BA Furnished Townhome with Private W/D and Garage. Walk to Beach! No Pets/No Smoking. Pool. Weekly or Monthly. (877)518-9190 ISLAND ESTATES: Remodeled, Furnished, 1BR/1BA. Pool, Tennis. 6/Month Minimum. Available 09/1/14. $1,200/Month. No Smoking/ Pets. Great Intracoastal View. (727)480-8191. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual Lease Only. No Pets. Non-Smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. MADEIRA BEACH 2BR/2BA Intracoastal Home, $2,200/Mo, Beautiful Views and Lanai. Unfurnished. Lawn Maintenance Included. Annual lease. Dock with Boat Lift Optional. (727)599-4466 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)266-3767. 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsAFFORDABLE ADORABLE 1BR From $125 Includes W/S/T/L. $200 Move In Fee. 28 Week Lease. 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Domestic Cleaning, Errands Etc. European. (727)642-6128 DO YOU NEED A CAREGIVER?Im Available For Live-In: Mondays-Wednesdays. Hourly: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)225-2451. EXPERIENCED CARE PROVIDER Available As Companion. Mature, Professional, Non-Smoker, Light Housekeeping, Cooking, Transportation. (727)637-7457 CERTIFIED NURSES ASSISTANT Home Health Aide. Mature, Bi-Lingual, Experienced, Caregiver. Available Anytime. (727)460-8915 MISCELLANEOUS 485. Help WantedGLOBAL CONNECTIONS Agents/ Reservations, Monday-Thursday, 10:30AM-7:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM-5:00PM, $10/Hour. Insurance, 401K, travel benefits, plus booking incentives. Must have computer, customer service skills. Fax resume: (727)467-9097, E-mail: SERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self-motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 APPOINTMENT SETTERSNeeded For Travel Club, Must Be Reliable, Speak Clearly And Read From A Pitch. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour & Commission. 30-40/Hrs. A Week. No Sales, Setting Appts. Apply In Person, Sun-Thurs, 12-8. Only Enthusiastic & Eager People Apply! American Travel Partners, Oxford Plaza, 9466 Seminole Blvd. CALL (727)393-6000 Ext-0, Speak With Janet Or Jennifer. ROOFERS AND HELPERS $10-$13 Per Hour Business Located In Largo. (727)330-7820 EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 LPNs: PINECREST PLACEA Premier Brookdale retirement community, is seeking a Full-Time LPN for our Memory Care 2nd Shift, Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm & A Part-Time LPN for 3rd Shift 10pm-6am. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo. Send resume to or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. WAITRESS: Experienced Only, All Shifts. Apply At Venus Restaurant, 2441 West Bay Dr, Largo. (727)581-3849. HOUSEKEEPERS/ GUEST ROOM Attendants: Full-Time and Part-Time needed immediately. Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 MARKETING ASSISTANT Busy, fast-growing Chiropractic office seeking individual who is energetic, friendly, motivated and a team player. Will train. Computer & people skills helpful. Great hours, benefits and pay! Call (727)544-9000. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Grounds/ building. Small Trailer Park. Send Resume: RTTP Personnel, PO Box 4642, Seminole, FL 33775 CLEANERS Taking Applications For Cleaning People: Houses, Condos, Apartments. Must Have Own Transportation. References, Drug Free. Bonnies Cleaning Company, (727)710-2811. TECHNOLOGY MARKETING FIRM B-2-B Positions Available. Call Center. IB/OB, FT/PT, Benefits, Flex Hours. Call (727)789-0006 FRONT DESK Looking for a reliable, trustworthy, multi-tasker to work in our Seminole, FL office. Experience a plus but not required. We are open until 6pm or 7pm some nights, Monday-Friday. Please fax your resume to (727)397-3004. Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$ 800-$ 1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast. Income Qualications. No Smoking in Building or Apartments.727-447-5701 070314 MOVE-INSPECIALS 340. Happy Ads 340. Happy Ads 340. Happy Ads CongratulaltionsPinecrest Retirement Community Associate Pinky JacksonFOR25 YEARSOFSERVICETOOURRESIDENTS!Pinky joined Team Pinecrest July 21, 1989 as one of our dynamic kitchen staff. She brings her many talents so our residents enjoy fine dining experiences every day. Her homemade soups are the best, and have been featured in our community cookbook over the years. Our Sales Department has promoted Pinkys fabulous recipes to prospects and professionals with soup mugs and recipe ingredients. If you are interested in sampling our Retirement Lifestyle and Pinkys famous soups, we would love for you to just stop by for a taste! Congratulaltions PinkyFROMALLTHERESIDENTSANDASSOCIATESATPINECRESTPLACE.You can like us on Facebook to see more of whats happening at our community.072414 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 111413


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That may prove to be the case with Maxwells 2009 album. After an extended hiatus, the ambassador of soul returned with a brand new look and a fresh yet infectiously vintage sound. The same artist who delivered classic songs like Sumthin Sumthin, Ascension (Dont Ever Wonder) and Lifetime as well as his unforgettably ethereal cover of Kate Bushs This Womans Work returned with a challenging, mature, sensual, courageous and emotionally open album entitled, BLACKsummersnight on Columbia Records. The album the first installment of a trilogy was a collection that was well worth the wait. BLACKsummersnightMaxwells fourth studio album and first in eight years, BLACKsummersnight is the sound of an artist taking the commitment to his craft and the conversation with his audience that much further. I wanted to return to what was the promise? Maxwell said in artist bio provided by Shore Fire Media. What did my music and creativity speak of to people? 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The calendar features a diverse selection of programming, with comedy, R&B, inspirational and educational speakers, dance productions, family events, tribute artists, musical icons and more. Additional events will be added throughout the season. For the first time, the venue is also offering a build your own series called Three for Me. Subscribers may select three or more of these newly-added shows, or mix and match with other shows already on sale and receive one complimentary drink per ticket purchased. Three for Me subscribers can also purchase tickets one week before the general public for the newly-added events. Three for Me is available exclusively by phone at 893-7832 and is only available for a limited time. Tickets for all events listed are on sale now for Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members. Three for Me subscribers can purchase beginning on Friday, July 25. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 1, noon. Call 893-7832 or visit The Mahaffey Theater is at 400 First St. S. Following is a schedule of newly added events at The Mahaffey Theater: Steve Martin & Martin Short in a Very Stupid Conversation, Sunday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $89. The two Martins of The Three Amigos will join forces for a night of individual Q&As along with singing, banter and banjo playing presented in an interview-style form. Steve Harvey: Act Like a Success, Saturday, Oct. 18, noon. Tickets start at $64.75. Special guests Lisa Nichols and Patrice Washington join Steve Harvey for an amazing afternoon of motivation, education and inspiration. Arrival: The Music of ABBA, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Hits like Dancing Queen, SOS, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Money Money Money, Waterloo, Honey Honey, Fernando, Thank You For The Music, Lay All Your Love On Me, and many more are delivered with such accuracy that its hard to believe that its not the real ABBA on stage. Patti LaBelle, Sunday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50. The soul diva has enjoyed one of the longest-lived careers in contemporary music, notching hits in a variety of sounds ranging from girl group pop to space-age funk to lush ballads and selling more than 50 million records. Terry Fator, Sunday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. Terry Fator became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of Americas Got Talent with his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy, and unparalleled celebrity impressions. Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits, Sunday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39. A groundbreaking recording artist, distinctive vocalist and consummate entertainer, the legendary music icon is one of the elite few whose voice is instantly recognized the world over. Hell perform hits like The Gambler, Lady, Lucille, She Believes In Me, Through The Years, Love Will Turn You Around, and Islands In The Stream plus holiday favorites. Cincinnati Pops Orchestras Holiday Pops, Sunday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestras Holiday Pops tour showcases traditional holiday favorites and contemporary classics. Conductor John Morris Russell leads one of Americas most beloved orchestras, joined by vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell, dubbed by the New York Times as Broadways Last Leading Man. Colors of Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. Peabo Bryson (A Whole New World), Jennifer Holliday (And I Am Telling You Im Not Going), Ruben Studdard (American Idol Winner) and Taylor Dayne (Tell It to My Heart) perform their classic, chart-topping hits, as well as holiday favorites. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 2 p.m. Tickets start at $22.50. A family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets15 house cats, 10 dogs, four geese, eight white doves and two parrots. Ballroom with a Twist, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50. This family-friendly production brings a frenzy of sizzling dance moves, choreographed by Dancing with the Stars Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel, performed by professional international dancers spanning the hot moves of Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Jive. Former American Idol contestants also perform. Wild Kratts Live, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, 2 p.m. Tickets start at $22.50. In this stage production, the animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris from the popular PBS Kids series, come to real life. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal wow facts the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home Living Free and in the Wild! Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $22. Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. Enjoy grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers all rolled up into a live show. Ramsey Lewis & Philip Bailey, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. The great performer, composer, pianist and jazz legend, a three-time Grammy winner and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, Ramsey Lewis unites with soul, gospel, funk singer, songwriter and percussionist Philip Bailey for an enticing evening of jazz and R&B classics that grew out of their legendary careers. Pink Floyd Experience, Friday, March 6, 2015, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. With a multi-million dollar light show, six brilliant musicians and two hours of classic Floyd, PFX is a celebration of the music, the themes and the innovation that this great band brought to fans around the world. It is Pink Floyd, up close and personal without losing the scope and power of their performance. The Tribute, Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $37.50. For more than 29 years, the group has successfully recreated the concert experience of The Beatles from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era from wardrobe to hairstyles, Liverpool accents, singing nuances and vintage instruments. Smokey Robinson, Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50. Smokey Robinson is one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Robinson has logged 37 Top 40 hits in his career and is the sterling pen and satin voice behind such megahits as Shop Around, Youve Really Got a Hold on Me, Tears of a Clown, and Cruisin, among many others. Chef Robert Irvine Live, Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30. More than just a cooking demo, Robert Irvine LIVE is an interactive show that provides multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of the TV show, Dinner: Impossible, come to life right before your eyes.Shows at the PalladiumThe Mahaffey Theater also announced three performances scheduled for The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The Mahaffey will sponsor the following shows at The Palladium: Pieces of a Dream, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. This crossover jazz group founded in Philadelphia in 1976 gained popularity with their unique sound that also emphasized R&B and incorporated funk, quiet storm, hip-hop, new jack swing and smooth jazz into their recordings, which often featured vocalists. Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35. The wildly popular New Zealand ensemble presents the ukulele as its never been played before, featuring songs made famous by artists like Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Kenny Rogers and Kings of Leon, alongside tunes from the South Pacific, packaged into a spectacular funfest. Paul Reiser, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29. A seasoned actor, writer, musician, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series, Mad About You, which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. About The MahaffeyThe Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bays top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat venue boasts waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs. Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEY THEATERPatti LaBelle takes the stage at St. Petersburgs Mahaffey Theater Nov. 16.