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Like father, like son
Special education teacher
finaliSt up for county award
Open house slated
for new city facility
The new Largo Community Center
open house is set for Sunday, Jan. 9,
noon until 5 p.m., Largo Community
Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road.
Guests are invited to tour the facility
and enjoy a variety of different program
demonstrations including ballet, tap and
Other events in January include MLK
Jr. Day of Good Deeds at the Community
Mayor Pat Gerard and other digni-
taries will take part in opening cere-
monies, followed by a volunteer fair, free
barbeque lunch, incredible performers
and a day filled with doing good deeds.
Special T-shirts will be provided to all
volunteers to wear on that day. This
event is free.
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learning disabilities. All have one
thing in common; they scored 1
on their FCAT examination.
FCAT ... or Florida Compre-
hensive Achievement Test ...
rates students at levels 1 through
5, the former being the lowest.
"T~hese are challenged kids who
need help to make it through to
high school," Mortimer said.
Many go to vocational school, but
others go on to college.
Herman credits Carroll with not
only helping students, but teach-
ers like herself as well.
"She has helped me tremendous-
ly during my four years as a spe-
cial education teacher," Herman
A student teacher that later be-
came a Morgan Fitzgerald educa-
tor nominated Carroll for the
Educator of the Year award.
Andrea Heldon, now a math
teacher, said in her nomination
letter that Carroll "is always
See FINALIST, page 3A
R Happy Holidays
By SUZETTE PORTER
Pinellas County Utilities an-
nounced late Monday afternoon
that repairs to a 48-inch water
main in Largo are taking longer
than previously estimated.
"It is a very labor intensive
project to remove the old con-
crete and cut the replacement
pipe to the exact specifications
needed," Lin Ciecieznski, public
information specialist for Pinel-
las County Communications,
said in a press release. "Crews
will continue to work aggres-
sively, but the pipeline is 4 feet
wide and the replacement sec-
tion is expected to be at least
20 feet long, so the work is both
difficult and time consuming."
Officials now say they are
hopeful repairs can be complet-
Beed 1 rea tr emisklosed
between East Bay Drive and Ul-
merton Road. The road was
damaged e tensiveltuwhenathe
opened a 15-foot deep hole
spanning five of the six traffic
"Due to the amount of ma-
chinery and workers on-site, it
would not be safe to re-open
lanes until the pipeline repairs
and fill work are completed. It
is expected that the roadway
will be open to traffic sometime
next week," county Public Infor-
mation Specialist Camille
Evans said in the press release.
Temporary lines have been
run to some of the businesses
in the area without water, in-
cluding one restaurant and
Lee's Travel Park housing cen-
ter. Officials said off businesses
located near the repair are open
and accessible by alternate en-
Life returned to normal the
day after Christmas for more
than 100,000 Pinellas County
A mandatory boil water
order, in effect since the night
of Thursday, Dec. 23, for resi-
dents south of Belleair Road,
was lifted Sunday morning.
Trouble started late in the
day Dec. 23 when workers no-
ticed a small leak in the 48-
inch water main near the
intersection of Belcher Road
and 142nd Avenue North in
They were looking for the
source (of the leak) when "it
(the pipe) gave out," said Dave
Baker, public information man-
ager for Pinellas County com-
"It's a very old pipe, which is
why there is a major 48-inch
pipe replacement project under
way on that stretch of Belcher
Road," he said.
The three-mile Belcher Road
project began in June to re-
place the last of 12-miles of de-
fective 48-inch water main. The
pipeline was constructed in the
mid-1970s with material later
discovered to be defective, ac-
cording to information on the
county's website, www.pinellas-
Worker are replacing the de-
fective 48-inch concrete pipe
with 42-inch ductile pipe. Work
1s e pelted to be complete by
Residents in Largo, Semi-
nole, Pinellas Park and the
beach communities began ex-
periencing low water pressure
just after 6 p.m. Dec. 23. About
three hours later, Pinellas
County Utilities issued a
mandatory boil water order.
During the night, workers
isolated the leak and shut off
the portion of the pipe with the
break, said Marq Caughell,
public information specialist
with Pinellas County Commu-
nications. Then they intercon-
nected the county's water
system with the city of St. Pe-
tersburg's, restoring water pres-
sure to most customers by
Utilities have interconnect
agreements with surrounding
water systems for emergency
use, Caughell said. It also has
an agreement with Pasco
County for water problems that
happen in northern parts of the
Some addresses in the im-
mediate vicinity of the break re-
mained without water
throughout the weekend. By
Dec. 26, water had been re-
stored to all but 38 industrial
and commercial businesses.
By THOMAS MICHALSKI
PINELLAS PARK Sara Car-
roll, a special education teacher
at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle
School, didn't always want to be
In fact, at one point mn her life
she wanted to be an interior dec-
But a love for education set a
course that has kept her in the
classroom for the past 29 years.
She is now a finalist for Pinellas
County Educator of the Year.
"It is such a privilege to be con-
sidered for such a high honor,
One of seven children, Carroll
was bomn and raised mn Clearwa-
ter. After graduating from Clear-
water High School she attended
the then St. Petersburg Junior
College and later earned a spe-
cial education degree at USF in
Two of her sisters took the
same career paths. One, Katrina
Keisling, actually was a special
education teacher at Morgan
Fitzgerald. She left to home
school her own children.
Another sister, Debra Moberly, is
a Pasco County educator.
While at USF Carroll worked
with children at a day care cen-
"My grandmother and mother
both played important roles in
guiding me toward a career in
education," Carroll said.
Her mother, Ann Tumner, a for-
mer teacher's aide in Pinellas
County schools, actually followed
in the footsteps of her mother
and Carroll's grandmother, Mari-
on Ulmer, who taught in upstate
New York and Pinellas County
schools for many years.
"My mother and grandmother
were my mentors," Carroll said.
"My grandfather, Al, once gave
my grandmother a vase that she
and he filled with flowers each
day. Before she died she gave me
It now decorates Carroll's din-
Photo by I1-OMAS MI~l-ALSKI
Sara Carroll is flanked by Lee Mortimer and Kristen Herman. They call
themselves the "Fabulous Fitzgerald Family."
ing room table at home, but a
passion for giraffes is evident in
"My uncle brought me back gi-
raffe statues from Africa," Carroll
said. "I've loved them ever since."
She uses the long-necked crea-
tures to teach her special needs
One of her giraffe posters
reads, "If you never stick your
neck out, you'll never get your
head above the crowd."
Carroll is part of a three-teach-
er team she created who call
themselves the "Fabulous Fitzger-
ald Family." Her teammates are
Lee Mortimer, a math teacher,
and Kristen Herman, a social
studies and science teacher.
There are a total of 16 special ed-
ucation teachers at Morgan
Mortimer believes that many
people have the wrong impres-
sion about special needs stu-
dents. Some are hearing
impaired, others suffer from
SPhoto by PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONs
Work continues on repairs to a 48-inch water main that
ruptured near the intersection of Belcher Road and 142nd
Avenue North in Largo Dec. 23. Belcher Road remains closed
to traffic between East Bay Drive and Ulmerton Road.
By TOM GERMOND
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Southwest Recreation Complex. We have a lot to offer
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for plight of dolphins
in a Japanese cove
Tim and Carrie Burns help try to end the
slaughter of the animals ... Page 6A.
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par ts of road
Hikers hit the trail
for a good cause
A couple is planning a 10.5-month,
1,100-mile fundraising walk from Florida
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trails, averaging 15 miles aday when ac-
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Call 518-3016 and 518-3125.
Largo's Downtown Market, Thursdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m., Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive.
Description: "Largo's Downtown Market, previously known as the
Harvest Marketplace, was established in 2006. It has since then grown
and developed into a conununity gathering place for all to enjoy. Take
the opportunity to eat lunch, listen to great music and shop outdoors
in sunny Largo. For more infonnation, visit LargoEvents.com."
Call 587-6740, ext. 5015.
Todd Oliver's Dogs Gone Wild Tour, Friday, Jan. 7, 10:20 a.m.,
Largo Cultural Center.
Description: "Have you ever met a talking dog, a real talking dog?
Irving, Lucy and Elvis are making crowds across the country howl for
more. Recent television appearances include Late Show with David
Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno, and the Today Show. For more infonnation, visit
Fire and Drutm SCircle, Friday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m., Mc Gough Nature
Description: "Bring a drum and join us in the drum circle or just sit
back and enjoy the rhythm around the campfire. Drums are available
Rapunzel, Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m., Largo Cultural Center,
Description: "An enticing classic complete with the long-haired
beauty, Prince Charming and the evil witch. Visit LargoArts.com.
Extreme Sports free event, Saturday, Jan. 8, noon to 6 p.m.'
Largo Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave.
Description: "Largo Skate Park is inviting all extreme bikers and
skaters to free open skate and bike night. Bikes only from noon to 3
p.m, Skate from 3 to 6 p.m. For more infonnation, call 518-3016 or
Grand Opening Gala for the Largo Community Center, saturday,
Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Largo Conununity Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road.
Description: "Join us for a spectacular semi-formal dinner and
show. Have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the center's great lobby
and enjoy a delicious dinner in the Grand Ballroom. Sit back and relax
as you are entertained by the incredible Carolyn Cline, cousin to the
famous Patsy Cline. Tickets are limited and are on sale for $29 a per-
The new Largo Community Center Open House, Sunday, Jan. 9,
noon until 5 p.m., Largo Conununity Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road.
Description: "'Tour the facility and enjoy a variety of different pro-
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Books on the Big Screen, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2 to 4 p.m., Largo Public
Library, 120 Central Park Drive.
Description: "Books can reel you in the same way movies do! Read
the book then compare it to the movie version in this family program
where books come to life on film."
Poets Live! Monday, Jan. 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Largo Public Li-
Description: "Poets Live! Free, open to the public, and no reserva-
tions are required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Largo Public Li-
Monthly Night Hikes, Saturday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., McGough Na-
ture Park, 11901 146th st. N.
Description: "Join us every third Saturday of the month for a guided
walk through the woods, seeking out nocturnal animals such as rac-
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Zumbalicious Dance Party, saturday, Jan. 15, 6 until 9 p.m.,
Highland Recreation Complex.
Description: "A team of instructors will be leading an exciting, fun
and easy-to-follow dance class set to Latin and international music.
The night also will include healthy treats, raffle prizes, vendors and
more. Please wear comfortable clothing and dance shoes or sneakers.
$12 per person in advance, $15 per person day of event."
MLK Jr. Day of Good Deeds, Saturday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. until 2
p.m., Largo Conununity Center.
Description: "Mayor Patricia Gerard and other dignitaries will take
part in opening ceremonies, followed by a volunteer fair, free barbeque
lunch, incredible perfonners and a day filled with doing good deeds.
Special T-shirts will be provided to all volunteers to wear on that day.
This event is free and all ages are encouraged to participate. Preregis-
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The Classics IV, Jan. 16, 2 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Cen-
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ducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. For more infonnation,
Spencer's Theatre of Illusion, Friday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Largo Cul-
Description: "For more than a decade, Kevin and Cindy Spencer
have dazzled the world with their engaging personalities, entertaining
stage magic and breath-taking illusions making them one of the most
recognized perfonnance teams in the industry. Their award winning
show has won them: Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year, Ameri-
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Touch A Truck and Florida Clown Day, Saturday, Jan. 22, 11
a.m. to 4 p.m., Largo Central Park.
Description: "Florida Clown Day is co-sponsored by the Uptown
Clowns Alley 301 Do you have a child that is fascinated with big
trucks and funny clowns? This event is just for you! Bring the whole
family to enjoy the fun of Florida Clown Day and Touch a Truck.
Check out our 'Rec Expo on the Go!' featuring classes and programs
offered throughout the city. Limited on-site parking available. Free off-
site parking available with shuttle service from Largo High School."
Call 587-6740, ext. 5014.
Community Wide Garage Sale, Saturday, Jan. 22, 8 a.m. until
noon, southwest Recreation Complex.
Description: "Pack up everything and bring it to the garage sale at
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Elvis Birthday Bash, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2 p.m., Largo Cultural Cen-
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sion of methadone, possession
of vicodin, and possession of
drug paraphernalia. She was re-
leased from the Pinellas County
Jail on a $4,150 bond.
*Jacqueline Tate, 23, of
Clearwater was charged with
sale of cocaine and possession
of cocaine. She was released
from the Pinellas County Jail on
a $7,000 bond.
*Dexter McCloud, 27, of
Clearwater was charged with
possession of marijuana and
manufacture of cocaine with in-
tent to sell. He was released
from the Pinellas County Jail on
a $10, 150 bond.
*Derek Jenkins, 31, of Clear-
water was charged with posses-
sion fof marijuana hatnd
itnt to 1 sel H a r teased
from the Pinellas County Jail on
a $10, 150 bond.
*Shawn Tisdale, 32, of Clear-
water was charged with posses-
sion of marijuana and
manufacture of cocaine with the
intent to sell. He was released
from the Pinellas County Jail on
a $10, 150 bond.
Police also seized a 1995 Ford
Mustang, a 2006 Ford Taurus,
a Chrysler mini van and about
lice also said he tried to pur-
*Eugene Hanson, 43, of
Clearwater was charged with
possession of counterfeit crack
cocaine and was released from
the Pinellas County Jail on a
$1,500 bond. Police also said
he tried to buy cocaine.
*Dean Haines, 45, of Clear-
water was charged with posses-
sion of cocaine and was
released on his own recogni-
zance. Police also said he tried
to bu cocaine
seph Vella, 30, of Clear-
water was charged with posses-
sion of crack cocaine and was
released on a $1,500 bond. Po-
lice also say he tried to buy co-
*Trisha Godbey, 28, of
Clearwater was charged with
two counts of violation of pa-
role for obtaining property in
return for a worthless check'
possession of dextroam-
phetamine, possession of coun-
terfeit crack cocaine, and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Police also say she tried to
purchase cocaine. She was re-
leased from the Pinellas County
Jail on a $5, 150 bond.
*Truet Edwards, 43, of
Clearwater was charged with
possession of cocaine and was
being held at the Pinellas
County Jail in lieu of a $750
bond. Police also said he tried
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LARGO Pinellas County
Sheriffs Office deputies arrest-
ed three persons Dec. 26 fol-
lowing the pursuit of a stolen
Deputies located the truck, a
2005 Toyota Tundra, about
4:30 p.m. through a commer-
cial stolen vehicle tracking
service as the vehicle was tray-
eling northbound on 66th
street approaching Ulmerton
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ton Road and then northbound
on U.S. 19. Deputies say the
driver jumped out of the truck
just south of Gulf-to-Bay
Boulevard and crossed south-
bound lanes of traffic on U.S.
19 as deputies pursued on foot.
When deputies caught up
with the suspect, he resisted
and fought with deputies,
Deputies used a Taser to sub-
due and arrest 27-year-old
Robert Milam of Henderson-
Milam was transported to
Mease Countryside Hospital for
treatment of non-life-threaten-
ing injuries he suffered in a
fight with deputies. Three
deputies sustained minor cuts
and scrapes during the inci-
and eluding, resisting arrest
with violence, resisting arrest
without violence, and posses-
sion of marijuana.
Tiffany Pennock, 27, and a
17-year-old male remained in
the stolen truck and were
charged with grand theft auto.
Milam's total bond was set at
$71,250 and Pennock at
on numerous charges
Police arrested a st. Petersburg
woman for numerous charges
at the Marshall's store at 21323
U.S. 19 on Dec. 16, according
to a Clearwater police report.
santana Gamble, 25, alleged-
ly entered the store and re-
moved the anti-theft devices
from a pair of boots, stole that
item and one other item and
left the store, the report said.
The loss prevention and shop-
ping mall security guard ap-
proached her, and as they tried
to arrest her at her vehicle, she
managed to get inside the car.
She tried to run over the secu-
rity guard, struck two parked
cars, and bit the guard, the re-
The investigation revealed a
large amount of merchandise
that was admittedly stolen from
Ross stores in Hillsborough
County, the report said, and
there were more than 70 items,
incluiinn shoes clothinn elec-
process of coordinating with
the Hillsborough County Sher-
iffs Office about the case. Po-
lice said she might be part of
an organized crime ring operat-
ing in Clearwater and neighbor-
Gamble was charged with
petit theft, resisting arrest
without violence, possession or
use of an anti shoplifting de-
vice, aggravated assault, crimi-
nal mischief, resisting a
merchant's employee, driving
with license suspended or re-
voked, and felony battery. She
was released from the Pinellas
County Jail on a $41,250 bond.
Bicyclist found to
PINELLAS PARK A bicyclist
stopped during a pedestrian
enforcement detail on 49th
street and Park Boulevard Dec.
13 was found to have 283
grams of marijuana stashed in
a large black plastic bag in a
basket on his bike.
A Pinellas Park police officer
stopped Mike Daniel Cook, 40,
of Pinellas Park for biking
against a "Don't Walk" sign in a
crosswalk of 49th street at
around 12:50 p.m. Cook, origi-
nally from New Hampshire,
produced an out-of-state identi-
fication when asked and was
found to have an active warrant
out for his arrest.
Cook told the officer he want-
ed to be honest and admitted
th t hn h~r d ~i ln miir
large plastic bag, which con-
tained numerous green plants
and more plastic bags with the
same green plant. Later tests
proved the plants to be mari-
Cook was arrested for pos-
session of more than 20 grams
of marijuana. He was also given
a citation for the pedestrian vi-
Police arrest 13
in drug ting
CLEARWATER A reverse
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reToh e had been ongoing drug
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Cleveland street and the 1400
block of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard,
so in response, police did a re-
verse drug sting, which result-
ed in the following arrests and
*Clifton Moore, 46, of St. Pe-
tersburg, charged with posses-
sion of crack cocaine and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. He was released from the
Pinellas County Jail on his own
recognizance. Police also say he
tried to purchase cocaine.
*John Hamm, 36, of Clear-
water was charged with posses-
sion of crack cocaine and was
being held at the Pinellas Coun-
ty Jail in lieu of $750 bond. Po-
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City blamed for fire
BELLEAIR BLUFFS Accord-
ing to the city's pension board
chair 1 fs he mrdeonofbywho -
had been termed a generous
pen' u01on stl n ohfe bshe
tine strongly disagrees.
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Fyinan, the pension board
chairman, said the city should
have negotiated integration of
the Bluffs firefighters pension
plan into the Largo plan as part
of the interlocal agreement
merging the two fire depart-
Instead, he said, Bluffs offi-
cials chose to keep the pension
issue separate, and the city of
Largo ultimately rejected taking
on the Bluffs firefighters' pen-
sions as too costly.
Belleair Bluffs had offered its
former firefighters an extra
"service distribution payment"
of $1,000 per year of service as
an incentive to get all to agree
to lump sum payments.
Fyinan said, "One or more
members did not accept the
offer," which he said had been
very clearly presented as an "all
or nothing" proposition.
Arbutine said he was offend-
ed by what he termed Fynan's
"pretty snide comments" that
somehow the city was at fault
for the lack of a settlement.
"We bent over backwards for
the firefighters," Arbutine said.
"It is not our fault."
In comments made outside
the meeting, Fynan said Largo
wanted the Bluffs fire depart-
ment badly. Taking on the
Bluffs firefighters' pension plan
obligations could have been
successfully negotiated as a
part of the merger agreement,
''They didn't do that," he said,
and the city's offer to its former
firefighters ultimately failed.
Arbutine commented further
on Fynan's remarks at the close
of the meeting.
"(Fynan saying) that we were
somehow derelict in our duty is
wrong," Arbutine said. "We gave
(the firefighters) everything we
Arbutine said the pension
fund is a separate entity that
could not have been put into
the interlocal agreement.
"It wasn't proper," he said.
City Attorney Thomas Trask
said Arbutine was correct.
City seeks help with
CLEARWATER A Belleair
Beach commissioner appealed
to Pinellas County Commission-
ers Dec. 15 for help to meeting
requirements to qualify for
beach renourishment funding.
Leslie Notaro asked the com-
missioners to do one of three
1. Abide by an agreement
made in 2009 that said the city
of Belleair Beach had fulfilled
parking requirements estab-
lished by state law to qualify for
2. Reevaluate the city's situa-
tion keeping in mind its unique
situation and limitations for
public beach-access parking
3. Support an appeal to the
state for variance, which re-
quires county approval.
Per state requirements, Bel-
leair Beach must provide 85
public parking spaces to qualify
for renourishment funding for
its 4,488 feet of beach land.
Seventy-two spaces are avail-
able at the city's marina and 17
in Morgan Park, which is two
more than the required num-
The problem is the distribu-
tion of spaces.
''They're mostly in the north,"
She said the problem is com-
pounded by the fact that the
marina is located on the border
with the city of Clearwater, and
not all the spaces qualify to-
ward the city's quota. She said
requiring Belleair Beach to pro-
vide additional public parking,
given the residential nature of
the city, was "unreasonable,
unfair and could have unin-
Belleair Beach has no com-
mercial properties within its
city limits, and much of the
beachfront property is located
near privately owned condo-
miniums. The city does not
allow street parking due to the
narrowness of the roads and
problems with access by emer-
gency equipment and mainte-
nance trucks, she said.
"We would have to change
the code to allow for street
parking," Notaro said.
County Administrator Bob
LaSala met with Nancy Gonza-
lez, Belleair Beach city manag-
er, and the two were unable to
reach an agreement. LaSala fa-
vors adding two public parking
places to 10 city streets within
the required distance to beach
access points. He said Gonzalez
indicated her city council would
not approve that idea.
"She said that would not be
acceptable to her council be-
cause the city does not allow
pa king on te s reet wit out a
permit," he said.
LaSala said because there is
an alternative to the problem,
in the eyes of the county, he re-
fused to give support for filing
"I felt it was inappropriate to
endorse a variance when there
is an alternative," he said.
He said endorsing the vari-
ance would set a precedent and
send a message to the state
that the county was not doing
its job in terms of managing the
"The state relies on us as the
designated agency and the fu-
ture of future funds relies on
our work," LaSala said.
He said other alternatives
were explored, including look-
ing at adding parking spaces at
Belleair Beach City Hall, but
those spaces are not within the
required distance of 1/4 mile
from the point of beach access.
He said spaces at a local lodg-
ing establishment could count
if it had a different business
Notaro said the business had
been granted the designation of
a public lodging establishment,
which did give the city a few
more required parking spots,
but 'lve still need 20."
LaSala said he could not ex-
plain a letter sent to the city
from the county in 2009 that
said all parking requirements
had been met. He said it was
sent in error.
Notaro said Belleair Beach
had been surprised when it re-
ceived a letter this year about
the parking requirements. She
said officials had assumed an
agreement worked out in 2009
where the city gave up parking
spaces once reserved for resi-
dents in Morgan Park has satis-
fled state criteria.
"We wondered what had
changed between 2009 and
2010," she said.
LaSala said he had talked to
the state about the error and
broached the subject of a vari-
ance. He said the state indicat-
ed a variance would not be
"I find it hard to believe that
all communities on the Florida
coast can meet all the state re-
quirements for beach renour-
ishment funding," said
Commissioner Neil Brickfield.
The question was asked:
What do other small beach
towns do to meet the require-
LaSala said some towns allow
parking on the streets or in
other public right of ways. He
said allowing street parking in
Belleair Beach would be in line
with other local communities,
Commission Chair Karen
Seel said North Redington
Beach allowed parking on Gulf
Boulevard to satisfy its require-
ment for renourishment fund-
Notaro said it would "be fine,"
if the county wanted to put in
parking on Gulf Boulevard.
Seel also said she had a
problem with the letter being
sent in error.
"We don't support what we
said before. Instead we are say-
ing it was a mistake," she said.
"I really have a problem with
She also pointed out that
public funds had been spent to
purchase property for public
access to the beach in other lo-
"I think this is being un-
wieldy and unfair," she said.
"I think it is inappropriate to
compound a mistake with a
mistake," LaSala said.
"Many beach towns don't
allow parking on the streets.
This is not uncommon," Seel
"We need to find a solution,"
Commissioner Ken Welch said.
One suggestion was to ask
the condominiums to allow the
required number of parking
places. Notaro, who also is
president of the condominium
association, said that would
open several legal issues and
make the condominium respon-
sible for damages, etc. It also
would require amending all the
''These are private condomini-
ums," she said. "The residents
are not willing to allow public
She equated the concept with
allowing the public to park in
Belleair Beach has qualified
for renourishment funding twice
in the past with less public
parking than is available today.
"Nothing has changed," No-
Seel said due to the current
financial issues, it would not be
possible for the county to pur-
chase land to help solve the
parking dilemma. She also said
she had some concerns about
pedestrian safety if people were
crossing Gulf Boulevard to ac-
cess the beach from 10 different
Welch asked LaSala to set up
another meeting between coun-
ty staff and the city to look for a
way to resolve the issue.
"We all need to get to a rea-
sonable place," Seel said.
*A solution to keep obliga-
tions to the city and require-
ments by the state," Welch
LaSala reviewed all the sce-
narios previously discussed
with the city.
"We really did explore this as
far as staff can possibly take it,"
he said. "We will meet with
them, but I don't know what
else we can do."
"You've heard from the
board," Seel said. "You need to
work out something that moves
in a positive direction."
Morroni said he was con-
cerned about setting a prece-
dent and other towns
requesting the same in the fu-
Bostock advocated keeping
the rules as uniform as possible
for all the towns.
"The city may have to make
some concessions," Commis-
stoner Susan Latvala said.
"We made concessions in
2008 to get the agreement made
in 2009," Notaro said. "But now
the county says no."
''The state makes the law, the
county just enforces it," Latvala
"We don't agree with how it is
enforced," Notaro said.
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Carrie Burns, left, and her husband, Tim, right, stand with Ric O'Barry in
Tokyo. O'Barry has spearheaded the fight against brutal killing of
dolphins in I an.
covered with femns and growth. The water was turquoise blue, and it was
hard to imagine that at times it is stained red with blood.
Before, during killing season, people could outright see the stained
water and the fishennen killing the dolphins, but now with more publici-
ty about it, the fishennen have gotten more discrete, Tim said. They
throw tarps over the water to shield what is going on and make it harder
to film. Even though they abstained from the killing in September, it has
started up again. Save Japan Dolphins have people at all times at the
cove to monitor what is happening. Only the day before the interview, he
said 140 dolphins were killed.
Upon Tim and Carrie's return home, Tim, who is president of Ribbon
Naturals Corporation in Tampa, talked to his CEO, James Powers, and
they decided that beginning in November, 100 percent of their company's
online sales, including shipping and handling, would benefit Save Japan
Dolphins, he said. This will continue at least through January, he said.
In December alone, they have donated $5,800.
On Dec. 28, Tim, Carrie and Powers will return to Japan to help fur-
ther bring awareness and document what is going on.
"I hope that people follow what's going on and spread the word," Tim
said. "That's the only way this can end, through spreading the word."
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to try to help, Tim said. One woman, Peggy Oki, has made an origami
whale curtain, where since 1986 she would fold as many origami whales
as were slaughtered that year, making them into a curtain of folded
paper. She brought the curtain to donate at the Tokyo assembly. Tim
said he also met a 17-year-old boy who had begged his parents to let him
travel to Japan by himself to help promote the cause with Save Japan
Dolphins. Tim also ended up traveling with NASCAR driver Leilani
Munter who is a notable activist for the issue. People had come from the
U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, China and many
other countries, he said.
The Tokyo gathering also drew international news coverage so much
so that the fishennen halted the killings for the month to keep a lower
profile, he said. However, the hired militia group left Taiji for Tokyo to try
to intimidate the protesters. The militia members climbed on top of about
25 militaristic trucks and screamed at the protesters in Japanese, Tim
"Really all they were talking about was how the U.S. had bombed
them and we needed to leave," Tim said. "T~hey weren't talking at all
about the dolphins or whales."
While the militia was in Tokyo, Tim, Carrie and a few others snuck out
and took the eight-hour train ride to Taiji to see the cove itself.
"The main purpose of when we went was to go to Taiji and to show the
people there that there's a lot more money to be made in tourism than in
the 26 people that slaughter the dolphins," Tim said.
Some of the other villages have switched from hunting dolphins to
having dolphin tours for tourists and have been profitable, Tim said.
When they arrived in Taiji, police confronted and questioned them to
make sure they were not from some of the radical protest organizations.
They made copies of their passports, and Tim said that wherever the
Americans went, they always saw police watching them. Not that they
minded the supervision, he said.
"Danger-wise, there were really two factors," Tim said. "The fishennen
wanted to entice us to do something because they wanted to get us
kicked out of the country. And then there was the militia group who real-
ly doesn't care about you, and if you were alone and by yourself, you
could just disappear one day. We tried to keep ourselves in the presence
of the police. We knew the police were following us around, so we didn't
try to lose them. They were kind of welcomed by us."
The group made sure to stay together for safety in numbers, he said.
When he finally visited the cove itself, it was an intense experience.
"It's really emotional," Tim said. I'm not sure how to describe it in
words. When we walked down to the cove the first time, it's hands down
the most beautiful place I've ever been in my life, but it's also an eerie
place to think about how many hundreds of thousands of dolphins died
in that place."
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By ALEXANDRA CALDWEL
CLEARWATER Death threats may have diverted the group from
Taiji, Japan, to Tokyo, but it was not enough to cancel their trip entirely.
After all, there were dolphins to save.
Tim Bums and his wife, Carrie, of Cleanvater became passionate
about the plight of dolphins in Japan after watching the 2009 Academy
Award winning documentary, "The Cove," which highlights the routine
slaughter of thousands of dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan.
Tim and Carrie initially thought the documentary must have chronicled
an event that took place decades ago but were soon shocked to leam
that it is going on now. Within hours of watching the movie, they had
booked tickets to Japan to try to raise awareness about the issue.
A small group of about 26 fishennen hunt dolphins in a cove off of
Taiji, rounding up hundreds of them to pick out a few prime animals to
sell to aquariums for up to $300,000 each, Tim said. The rest of the dol-
phins, including the infants, are slaughtered and sold as food in Japan,
sometimes getting labeled as whale meat, he said.
"Dolphin meat is five times higher in mercury content than the
Japanese ministry deems safe," Tim said. "So it is extremely toxic. But
it's an industry that 26 fishennen have built and call tradition, even
though they've only done it since WW II for the most part and they won't
stop because it's their tradition."
In the weeks leading up to the trip, the Bumnses got involved with the
Save Japan Dolphins organization and were invited to join them on their
trip to Taiji in September 2010. Ric O'Barry, the organization's director,
is a marine mammal specialist, who spent the first 10 years of his career
in the dolphin captivity industry, including training the dolphins that
played Flipper. However, when one of the dolphins that played Flipper
died in his anns, he tumed against the captive dolphin industry and has
spent the past 38 years as part of that fight.
About two weeks before the group and the Bumses were set to arrive
in Japan, the group of fishennen hired a militia who sent death threats
to the group and specifically to O'Barry, Tim said. To be safe, the group
instead traveled to Tokyo to petition the Japanese ambassador to help
halt the slaughter of dolphins. They presented a petition with about 1.7
million names on it that has since climbed to more than 2 million
'Wer hoped to bring awareness to the Japanese people," Tim said. "Ob-
viously our ultimate goal is to end the slaughter, but that's going to hap-
pen through awareness of the Japanese people. ... Like 99.9 percent of
the Japanese people have no idea that this is happening. We feel if they
can let them know then they will do something about it."
People from all over the world flocked to Japan in September, which
usually is the start of the killing season, Tim said. One of the things that
struck him about the trip was the diversity of people they met. One
young mother had also seen The Cove and felt so strongly about the
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By LESTER R. DAILEY
CLEARWATER It's easy to ~
and Caterina Lewis-Perry are
They're both throwbacks to the
young adults were more intere
world than in landing six-figure
In fact, they actually met while
ing in AmeriCorps, the so-cal
Corps," in northern Califomnia.
Kein, a 2008 USF graduate ~
romnental science and policy, 7
ter and his mother now lives
longed dreamed of hiking the
East Coast to raise money for
he didn't have a cause in mind.
New Hampshire-bomn Lewis-
in Vancouver, Canada. The Ar
Stewards Project Website say
help in any activity that helps
keeps the Earth shiny and clea
She also loves animals, e
wanted to help them, but dic
A chance encounter betwe~
fishenvoman and an abandon
in Oregon eventually led to Kei
of hiking for charity with Lewis
The young fishenvoman, wh
dog, coaxed the abused stray
and cigar burns, into her ca
nearby shelter. Lewis-Perry, w
recently died after 11 years tog
month-old American bulldo~
named her Honey Bunny.
"I'm nothing without a dog,"
She speculates that Honey c
she has spots, which are consj
mKnh 1, Lewmise fund Hioing
bulldog to walk to I
Maine via the Florida and Appalachian trails, aver-
aging 15 miles a day when actually walking. Honey
see why Michael Kein is now in training, walking 3 miles a day and getting
Such good friends. used to the 10-pound backpack in which she will
e Kennedy era, when carry some of her freeze-dried food.
:sted in bettering the Kein is planning to leave on New Year's Day, from
e jobs on Wall Street. an area that is too swampy for Honey to traverse
they were both serv- without swimming. Lewis-Perry and Honey will join
lled "domestic Peace him on drier terrain a few days later.
"This has been Michael's lifelong dream and I just
with a degree in envi- invited myself along," Caterina said. "'Together we
wias bomn in Cleanva- came up with the idea of Hiking for Honey."
Sin Belleair. He has Sixty percent of the proceeds from the hike will be
length of America's divided among the Cleanvater-based Humane Soci-
a worthy cause, but ety of Pinellas and no-kill shelters in Harrisburg,
Pa.; Kingsport, Tenn.; and Calhoun, Ga. The other
Perry went to college 40 percent will help defray the veterinary cost for
meriCorps Watershed Honey, who has lifelong medical problems and must
s that she "loves to take incontinence medication as a result of the
to fight poverty and beatings she received as a puppy. Kein and Lewis-
n." Perry are hoping that kindly veterinarians along the
specially dogs, and way will donate their services and medications.
dn't have a plan for "Her health and safety will be our first priority,"
en an Alaska-bound The hikers, who will be joined by frends and sup-
:d dog on Interstate 5 porters for parts of the trip, will post daily blogs de-
n combining his plan tailing their progress. Pet owners who send in a
j-Perry's goal of help- donation of $5 or more can get their pet's photo on
the project's website and "be hiking with their
o had never owned a hearts," Lewis-Perry said.
,covered with ticks Mail drops will be set up along the way, where
r and took her to a donors can send checks or in-kind donations.
hose dog Goose had Businesses along the route can sponsor miles for as
ether, adopted the 8- little as 50 cents per mile and be recognized in the
g in July 2009 and local media as "Miles for Mutts" sponsors.
Kein and Lewis-Perry are hoping others will adopt
she said. "I love nur- the idea of hiking for their favorite charity.
"We're~ asking outdoor enthusiasts to hike for a
was dumped because cause of their choice," Kein said. "For us, it's no-kill
idered undesirable in shelters.
For more information or to make a donation, e-
a planning ai10.5 mail HikeForHoney@gmail.com or call 813-358-
Caterina Lewis-Perry and
Michael Kein bring Honey
Bunny to visit the Humane
Society of Pinellas, one of four
no-kill shelters that will benefit
from their fundraising hike.
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End-of-year columns can be tough to
write. The winding down of a year can bring
with it a pressure to sununarize the preced- D ie'
ing twelve months in a pithy fashion. SomeDrv 's
days I seem to have vast reservoirs of pith, Bob
but at the moment I seem to be running low.
I hope you'll forgive me.
Another temptation is to set forth some
New Year's predictions. Often these will deal
with politics, international relations, probable of food and money increase to th~
Oscar winners, and who will appear in the food pantries?
Super Bowl. Following are my predictions in As 2011 begins, the social netwl
the above categories: book is one of the dominant reality
POLITICS: President Obama will continue both here and in other nations. I d
to let his voice fall at the end of each sen- pletely understand why this should
tence he utters in public. He also will say, coming months I plan to find out. I
"Make no mistake" at least once during each impression that Facebook is a gia
speech. ground between persons who belie
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Guatemala value of privacy and those who sim
will mistakenly invade Iceland, because of a care who knows what or how mu
GPS error aboard the Guatemalan flagship, them.
the Walloping Windowblind. The idea of connectedness is a ma
PROBABLE OSCAR WINNERS: For best in Facebook. Experts argue that
Foreign Film devoted to a topic of no earthly "friend" on Facebook is a poor sub~
consequence, the Mongolian documentary knowing someone in person. Ot
"Yak Milk Production: Where to go from agree, but maintain that a greeting
Here?" ter how brief on Facebook is be
SUPER BOWL PREDICTION: With the New having months of no contact at all w
England Patriots leading their opponents 73- one you care about.
20 and four minutes remaining, quarterback The theory "Six degrees of seI
Tom Brady will tongue-lash his teanunates for holds that each person on earth is
being over-confident and for forgetting Coach than six contacts away from anyone
Bill Belicheck's mantra, "It is what it is." might be named. The logic of Fac
That's enough predictions for now. Shall that a woman named Wilma Gankin
we move on to New Year's resolutions? No, can be connected with Jehru W
let's not. Almost always they center on fat, Nepal, just by lining up enough i
and how much weight each of us intends to connections. No outside help nee
lose during the new year. It will be instruc- even if this is true, is it necessarily
tive as we watch obese or overweight Ameri- or productive for humankind?
cans interact with millions of our brothers A resolution we all might benefit
and sisters who simply do not have enough be more aware of the many small
to eat from week to week. Will contributions mysteries and wonders that surrol
dwelled on this topic a couple of columns
ago. Last week the total eclipse of the moon
caused hundreds of Pinellas residents to
stand and gawk at the moon in the wee
hours of a Tuesday morning. Among them
was a woman on Gulfport beach. She strode
into the water up to her knees and stood
there, with a large box in her arms, studying
the eclipse. She remained there, in silence,
for half an hour or so. Then she walked back
to land and disappeared. Who was she? What
was the box for? Will anyone ever know?
Probably not, but isn't it delightful that such
curious incidents can happen and be wit-
nessed, if only we stay alert for them?
One of the most desirable developments
that could take place in 2011 would be the
raising of silence to a place of honor in our so-
ciety. Awards would be given, for example, to
the quietest restaurants in Pinellas County.
Hip-hop music fans would be praised for
keeping their car radios turned down low and
their windows closed. People using their cell-
phones would have gold stars pasted on their
foreheads for keeping their voices barely audi-
ble while speaking in public places.
Similar prizes would be given to students
(or anyone) who used proper English for at
least two hours each day. Four-year college
scholarships would be awarded to young per-
sons who could converse for half an hour
without once using the expressions "cool,"
"y'know," "like," "I mean" or any obscenity.
Now I'm venturing into the realm of the
miraculous, so I'd better end this. But not
without my customary year-end salute and
thank you to my 37 Faithful Readers scat-
tered out there in TBNewspaper land. I hope
your 2011 will be splendid beyond all your
Send Bob Driver an e-mail at trarlee71@Qcom
:ies of life
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und us. I
The Grinch visited my apartment com-
plex, just a few days before Christmas.
He broke into my car, stole presents
from my trunk and attempted to steal the
CD player, ripping the frame of the center
console and leaving the controls for the air
conditioning and hazard lights hanging
from their wires. Given the rush of the hol-
iday, I haven't had the time to get it fixed'
and my insurance has assured me the
stolen presents won't be covered. I've been
left with the jarring sight of my car's disem-
boee t 11 ral adna glyd conscience
I've never harbored the illusion that my
decade-old Hyundai was a fortress of secu-
rity. In fact, its greatest defense against
thieves and burglars is the dilapidated con-
13 i in I'e w or ed h a r to m i t i an d
oie re teC/P pae is ao up
have a resale value greater than $35 on the
black market. Cosmetically, there are more
things broken than working in my car, a
fact that may have deterred the Grinch from
stealing the car outright after he so miser-
ably failed to extract its single feature of
I wasn't incredibly surprised to find my
car so desecrated that Wednesday morning.
What shocked me more was what the
Grinch didn't steal: my whole collection of
CDs and a digital camera left in the trunk.
For a few fleeting moments, I marveled at
What do you think?
presents' return in exchange for the face-
plate to the CD player, which I reasoned the
IroniC Grinch might make a second crack at steal-
ing. There's no doubt that the loss of the
~meter sentimental value of the Christmas presents
.Torres far outweighed whatever price the Grinch
was able to obtain at the closest pawnshop.
Nonetheless, the incident didn't ruin
mostly un- Christmas. It did create a huge initial
deductible damper to the mood, but as the original
tlI-Grinch discovered in Whoville, the spirit of
, n rhe _p Christmas isn't gifts. My Christmas was an
lace.emp all-together pleasant one, filled with family,
wrapped in friends, holiday traditions and food and
was, trans- heartfelt appreciation for the true Christ-
ose mother mas gift we celebrate: the love of a God who
ages across gave everything to save us.
:~ ~ s ofor os3 Bu I' s ded thtte Crsmss
,e traveling have too much. I believe my victim status
,n some 48 has not precluded me from the conviction
that I spent too much time this year obsess-
urglary, I'm ing over finding the perfect gifts for my loved
was likely a ones and too little of the Christmas holiday
or at least helping complete strangers.
ong enough As Dr. Seuss conveyed to children, the
:aled treas- best way to counter a Grinch is through an
ity vulnera- excessive showing of the true spirit of
lIlowing the Christmas. And so, along with a commit-
a plate of ment to keep my car always and completely
:ill-burglary free of anything valued more than a nickel, I
plea for the believe I've found my New Year's resolution.
having escaped the burglary 1
scathed (car dam ge and a hefty
for the aear no thst ndi g
rnabe redpwarsano t hane bng)
t fore te burglar i the fi steT:
The stolen presents, already
Christmas paper, weren't mine. I
porting them for a friend, whe
and sister had shipped her pack
thec untr whun skhe co
soning that they soon would b
with me to their end destination
Given circumstances of the bl
led to believe that the Grinch v
fellow resident in my complex,
one lurking in the parking lot l(
to accurately predict the conce
ures as well as a specific secur
ability of my car. On the night fo
theft, I was tempted to leave
Christmas cookies inside my st
prone car, along with a written
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Madeira Beach and Treasure Island officials are considering the
merger of their fire departments.
Among the advantages of the merger is that the fire departments
should be able to improve their fire-protection rating through the state
Insurance Services Office. That's beneficial because it could result in
lower home insurance rates for residents and businesses.
Though many details need to be worked out in the proposal, consoli-
dation of two departments into one is an efficient means of cutting
costs. It could result in reduced administrative, personnel and equip-
At a time when municipal governments are strapped for revenue, of-
ficials should strive to make the most out of any opportunity to consid-
er mergers and shared services.
In the past couple of years, a few other Pinellas County municipali-
ties have seen cost savings from sharing services or having them ab-
sorbed by larger entities.
For instance, Belleair Bluffs began contracting with Largo for fire-
suppression services in October.
To date there have been no rumblings about the service Largo pro-
vides Belleatr Bluffs. Largo recently took action that should further de-
crease costs for both entities by buying property on Indian Rocks Road
for a new fire station that is designed to replace stations in the Ridge-
crest area and Belleair Bluffs.
By consolidating the two stations, Largo hopes to reduce personnel
in the stations by half. City officials expect the savings to be $500,000
to $1 million annually.
Such projected costs savings make a strong argument for consolida-
tion. Here's hoping that other local governments will become more ag-
gressive in ensuing years in pursuing the concept further.
Orange Grove Elementary School in Seminole is participating in a
new national recycling program called Dream Machine Recycle Rally,
which is sponsored by Pepsi and Waste Management.
Orange Grove and 11 other Pinellas schools have a chance to earn
monthly $5,000 cash prizes and a $100,000 Dream Green School
Makeover for the top-producing school.
The leader nationwide by a large margin is Orange Grove, with an
average of 37.6 containers per student.
The school's 19-member Green Team has put their hearts into this
worthwhile project. Orange Grove and other schools involved in the na-
tional recycling program should be commended for their enthusiastic
efforts to promote recycling and recognizing the importance of going
Jinuny Johnson is a giving person
I met (Seminole Mayor) Jinuny Johnson, for the first time, in August
of 1980, when a group of Seminole Rotarians invited him and me to an
organizational meeting for a new Rotary Club. This new club was to be
the Seminole Lake Rotary Club (still meeting at the Roskamp Auditori-
um at Freedom Square every Friday at 7:15 a.m.) and we were two of
the over 25 charter members. I was quick to discover that Jinrny, as he
likes to be called, had an energy level that the Energizer Bunny could
During our first year, Jinuny organized the first Kid's Appreciation
Day and helped fund it through his affiliation as the Kmart manager.
Our club was very involved in organizing this event and it is still a signa-
ture event of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce.
Elementary school children are honored and appreciated by the Semi-
nole Conununity on their last day of school and I believe that this is a
unique celebration all because of Jinny.
The Park Boulevard Bridge was being built and a celebration to honor
its dedication was completely organized by Jinuny with help of the Ro-
tary Club. I remember the luncheon that was held at the Le Pompano
Restaurant (currently the location of Salt Rock Grill) and how we all
walked over to have lunch as part of the dedication and celebration.
When Christmas rolled around, Jinrny immediately went to work to
pfrovdnte fo ed sfaie b ch c i a donation treheeat his store and
Teachers were next on his list and he organized the local Teacher of
the Year celebration that later became Educator of the Year and is still a
signature event of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber.
While working with Kmart in Winter Haven, Jinrny discovered the
Mission Guadalupe, a Catholic mission dedicated to serving the many
migrant workers and their children. He organized a fund and toy raising
for their Christmas season over 20 years ago and has continued this ef-
fort to this day. Recently, he raised over $2,000 and a trunk full of toys
for the over 400 children that Sister Paula Schwendinger and her volun-
teer, Carmen Rodriguez drove over to pick up at the Chamber office. We
all had breakfast at the Hometown Restaurant and the owner, Maria
Vasilidias, presented more toys to Sister Paula and paid for the break-
fasts we all enjoyed.
Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
A waste of resources
h afo dsiodut last ew k t at sinoe at leas half the cityo Pine las Park
Thi w odwjes a prol cl D e toe te icnvenience of that amount of
recyclable materials not fitting into one recycling bin, I can see many
city residents deciding to toss these items into the garbage. Not only is
this a waste of resources and adding unnecessary bulk to our landfills,
but also I believe this could cost the city money.
The following line was taken from the City Council Agenda, Nov. 23,
"Due to the efforts of the conununity, the avoided disposal fee savings
has resulted in a twelve-month credit of approximately $67,798."
This 12-month amount figures to a two-week credit of $2,607,615 for
the city, which stands to be lost if enough of the residents decide to dis-
pose of the recyclables in the garbage for those lost pick-ups.
I would like to see the City Council try to find some way to acconuno-
date the recycling pickup for those two weeks.
Firemen help out Meals on Wheels
I am a long time Meals on Wheels volunteer assigned to the Seminole
Recreation Center pickup site.
On Nov. 29, midway through attempting a delivery on 108th Street,
my car's battery died. After knocking on a few neighborhood doors hop-
ing to use a phone, I walked to the Seminole Fire Station on 110th Av-
enue to call the Meals on Wheels office and enlist help in completing the
I called the office number only to de connected to a local business. At
first, I thought I had misdialed the number but the person at the busi-
ness explained they were having phone problems. She was most helpful
in taking my infonnation and volunteering to contact Meals on Wheels
with my message. .
All of this was taking precious time from providing the Meals on
Wheels hot food at an acceptable temperature and putting recipients in
doubt of receiving their meals. Noting my distress, the firemen on duty
volunteered to complete the delivery rather than wait for a response
from Meals on Wheels.
Thanks to Lt. Joe Brandau, and firemen Eric Fayad and Brendan
Holeomb of Seminole Fire Rescue, the Meals on Wheels clients received
their meals in a timely manner. It is heartening to know compassion is
still part of our daily lives.
Seminole residents can be proud of their fire department personnel
who have my sincere thanks for coming to my aid.
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IARGO A free workshop on the basics of kitchen
renovation will be presented Thursday, Jan. 13'
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Traditions Cabinetry, 12580
Updating or remodeling a kitchen can be an over-
whelming project. This free workshop will cover the
basics, including what the steps are in a kitchen
project, how to get started, what to look out for and
some current trends.
Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 535-4114
or e-mail gary@traditionscabmnetry.
Chamber opens reservations for
Women in Business Expo
LARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of
Commerce is now accepting exhibit space reserva-
tions for its Women in Business Premiere
Forum/EXPO set for Wednesday, March 9, 3 to 8
p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park
The event is dedicated to women entrepreneurs,
business professionals, opportunity seekers, work-
at-home moms and women re-entering the work
force. The Women in Business Premiere Forum from
3 to 4:30 p.m. will feature a panel of professionals
who will address issues pertinent to today's busi-
ness woman. It will be immediately followed by the
Women in Business EXPO featuring a variety of ex-
hibits of women-owned and women-focused busi-
Exhibit space price levels range from $200 to
$500. All reservations placed by Friday, Jan. 14 will
receive a $25 early bird savings.
To place reservations, or for more information,
Chamber sets New Year's
IARGO In observance of the New Year's holiday,
the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will
close its offices at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 and
reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, 8:30 a.m.
Businesses requiring notarization for certificates
of origin or other documents should plan according-
available at chamber
LARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of
Commerce hosts business counseling services pro-
vided by Service Corps of Retired Executives by ap-
pointment first and third Thursdays at it offices,
151 Third st. NW.
SCORE counselors represent working and retired
business executives who volunteer their lifetime ex-
perience providing assistance for people looking to
start a business and for owners and managers of
existing businesses. There is no cost involved.
Counseling appointments can be made only by call-
Tampa Bay Women Speakers
PALM HARBOR Toastmasters Tampa Bay
Women Speakers will meet Mondays, Jan. 3 and
17, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Spring Valley School, 2109
Guests may attend a meeting for free. There is a
nominal fee to join the group. The group meets first
and third Mondays.
For information, visit tampabaywomen.free
toasthost. org or e-mail TBWS1@yahoo. com.
PINELLAS COUNTY Networking groups, aka
"leads" groups, meet on a regular basis at various lo-
cations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to at-
tend, 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:
*Monday, Jan. 3 Network Professionals Inc.,
7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N.,
Largo. Call Ron O'Connor at 367-3737.
*Monday, Jan. 3 Professional Leads Network, st.
Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky P's, 6521
Fourth st. N., st. Petersburg. Visit www.pro-
*Monday, Jan. 3 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 e-mail jamieL@freenetworkinginter
*Monday, Jan. 3 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, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Professional Leads Network,
First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569
Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net.
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 The Board, Network Profes-
sionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shop-
ping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and starkey
roads, Largo. Call 742-6343.
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Business Network Internation-
al, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural
Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave
Proffitt at 230-9240.
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Network Professionals Inc.,
Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restau-
rant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron O'Connor at
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Yacht Club Breakfast, spon-
sored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m.,
st. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., st. Pe-
tersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 586-
4999 or visit www.cbenet.biz.
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Network Professionals of St.
Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location,
call Ron O'Connor at 367-3737.
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Business Ladies Advancing
Business, a women's networking group, 9:30 to 11
a.m., at iSpa Health studio, 9225 Ulmerton Road,
No. 306, Largo. BIAB Largo is led by Holly Furlong,
Kae Yauchler and Addie Romanowski. Call 599-
4999, e-mail email@example.com or visit
Tuesday, Jan. 4 Free Networking International,
Bayside Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Green
Iguana, 8790 Bay Pines Blvd., st. Petersburg. Call
Janet Landt at 455-7510, e-mail jpladyl@hot
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*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Network Professionals Inc., st.
Pete Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Red Lobster, 2773
66th st. N., st. Petersburg. Call Ron O'Connor at
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Network Professionals Inc.,
ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tueson's South-
west Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie
Montoya at 813-477-3533.
*Tuesday, Jan. 4 Tri-City Network Professionals,
11:45 a.m., at Applebee's Restaurant, 5110 East Bay
Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921.
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Trout season set
to star t Saturday
the yhalw ysh sthisetim ofwye
slowly vanishing from the study
area. Still, a handful of dolphins
remain. We see an average of six
to eight dolphins per winter sur-
vey, give or take five.
That means that we may see
none, or one to a dozen or more.
So far this winter, the dol-
phins have been cavorting
around like colts on the spring
Capt. John Heidemann and I
are also doing what we always
do this time of year: joking that
the dolphins hang around until
the Treasure Island Christmas
Boat Parade and then leave until
spring. We've had this impres-
sion for a long time, but never
Billie Lee started the Treasure
Island Christmas Boat Parade in
the late 1970s. An avid boater
and businessman, who owned
Island Rent-A-Car for 33 years,
Billie got together with Sam
Smith and another buddy and -
no doubt ruddy with good holi-
day cheer paraded their well-lit
boats up and down the fingers of
Billie's idea grew, and today
dozens of brilliantly decorated
boats launch the holidays when
they wind their way brightly into
As much as for Christmas jol-
lies and analytical spoofing as
actual curiosity, I decided to find
out if the dolphins stay until the
boat parade. (What good are sta-
tistics if you can't have fun with
The idea was to compare the
number of dolphins we see in
the winter weeks before the pa-
rade to the number of dolphins
we see in a comparable time
after the parade to see if they're
significantly different. If the dol-
phins "waited" until the boat pa-
rade, there would be more
before the parade than after.
I ran the numbers for the boat
parades since 2005. In the pro-
cess, I discovered that Billie's
parade is still an informal affair,
undoubtedly with his blessings.
The dates of the boat parade
bounce around the month of De-
cember as a young dolphin
bounces around our waterways.
In 2005, for instance, the pa-
rade was on Dec.1. In 2009, it
took place on Dec. 20.
I won't bore you with the sta-
tistical details; as Christmas
presents go, that'd be a gift of
coal. Briefly, I coded the data
and ran the necessary statistical
Though mostly as a holiday
spoof, I was actually curious to
know if the dolphins showed any
response to the boat parade.
Dolphins are tremendously in-
telligent. Intelligence is liberally
laced with curiosity. Our local
dolphins are a very curious lot.
There was a great example of
dolphin curiosity the other day.
The last of the barges that had
been assembled for the building
of the new John's Pass Bridge
was being tugged away (one tug-
boat pushed it and a second
tugboat pulled it). A third tug-
boat, standing by, was roaring
its engines to shave back a
sandbar that has been growing
in an important but narrow
Saturday marks the opening of
what will hopefully be another
good trout season for west cen-
tral Florida. The stage is most
definitely set cool clean water
throughout the Intracoastal Wa-
terway makes it much easier to
see the deeper grass flats often
synonymous with holding
schools of trout.
When the wind is light, drift
fishing over 3- to 6-foot grass
flats will allow you to cover water
and find where the larger trout
are holding. Many veteran trout
anglers will often deploy a sea
anchor when drift fishing. This
not only slows your drift on
breezy days but also keeps the
bow of your boat pointing down-
wind, allowing you to present
your lures better. Fan cast soft
plastic jigs like Pumpkin Jigs
Slammer's in avocado red glitter
or motor oil, or try hard baits like
Mirro-dine's and Catch 2000's by
This is also the time of year
that local bait shops see a defi-
nite increase in shrimp sales.
When the water gets cold, bait-
fish populations begin to thin
out. Scaled sardines can't be
found in the huge schools like a
few week's ago, but can still be
chummed up and cast netted
over the grass flats (usually near
Photo by ANN WEAVER
Dolphins like little Peewee are intelligent and curious and can do lots of
things. But they never wear Santa Claus hats at sea.
Its efforts belched up tons of
sea floor sand, and possibly
something for a dolphin to eat
as well. In any case, a lone dol-
phin cut across a sea grass
meadow, swung under our bow
in greeting, and continued past,
heading straight into this curi-
ous new activity.
In case I've roused your cu-
riosity about the dolphins and
Billie's Boat Parade, the results
are like those Christmas gifts
you have to think about.
In 2005, before bridge con-
struction began, there actually
were more dolphins before the
parade than after. However, dur-
ing bridge construction, there
was no difference.
Now I'm curious about ...
what do dolphins see when they
see Christmas lights? Do they
like them? Always more statisti-
cal presents to open. Happy hol-
Dr. Weaver studies wild dol-
phins under federal permit
GA1088-1815, National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
Send her an e-mail at
So start a shopping list for
planting your first 2011 edible
garden and fertilizer for existing
fruit trees. If your lawn had
crabgrass last season, shop for
a pre-emergence weed killer.
That too is on the January
If you are fortunate enough to
grow camellias, remember to re-
move the dead flowers to the
garbage can. If left on the
ground, fungus is encouraged
to grow that will be a detriment
to the plant
If you v ant to transplant
trees or large shrubs, this is a
gootime todoe~ it t ,r hm-
too much nor too little.
Happy New Year and happy
gardening in 2011.
I enjoy meeting my readers.
On Jan. 14, at 10 a.m., I will be
giving a talk on herbs at the
Clearwater Garden Club, 405
Seminole St. in Clearwater.
Please join us.
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This is the season of Billie's blessing
the passes), making live shrimp
the best choice for those using
Free-lining a tail hooked
shrimp with an up-current cast
would be the preferred presenta-
tion, but current and wind can
often be too strong to allow your
bait to reach the depth necessary
to catch the trout. So a small
split shot can be added to get the
bait down. When fishing shallow-
er flats the use of a float will help
to keep the bait up and out of the
grass, making sure that you're
still making up-current casts.
Trout (especially big trout) like
the bait to be moving naturally
with the tide.
Happy New Year and get bent!
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Little Sports planned
at Highland Recreation Complex
LARGO Little Sports for 6-7 year olds is a program designed to in-
troduce children to variety of sporting activities. The Highland Recre-
ation Center, 400 Highland Ave., will be hosting this program on
Monday from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Each month features a different sport:
January, Hockey; February, Soccer; March, basketball, and April, soc-
"Children will develop their motor skills, coordination, balance, and
learn the fundamentals of team play. For more information or to regis-
ter your child, call 518-3016.
Florida Herb Society to meet
CLEARWATER The Florida Herb Society will meet Tuesday, Jan.
18, 6:30 p.m., at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St.
Bob Linde, of Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies, will speak about
herb drug interactions.
The goal of the FHS is to educate members and the general public in
the growing and preservation of herbs for use in culinary, medicinal
and decorative purposes.
Refreshments and herbal swaps will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are
welcome. Guests may check out a meeting for free. Cost is $25 a year
for those who wish to join.
Call Emily Wenzel at 365-8574 or e-mail emily@floridaherbsocie
Library to offer shrub program
PALM HARBOR A program on flowering shrubs will be presented
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Ne-
Sandy Huff, master gardener, will talk about how to grow a medi-
um-sized plant with vibrant color for the yard.
Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. To register,
call 582-2100 or visit www.pinellascountyextension. org and click on
Online Class Registration and then Extension Service.
Composting workshop set
SI'. PETERSBURG A workshop on backyard composting will be of-
fered Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve,
1800 Weedon Dr. NE.
This informative free workshop will explain how to add kitchen
scraps to yard clippings to create compost. Adding compost to Flori-
da's sandy soil provides much-needed organic material and nutrients
while improving its water-holding capacity.
Attendees will receive one compost bin per household courtesy of
Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations Department.
Registration is required by 2 p.m. on the Friday prior to program.
To register, visit www.pinellascountyextension.org, click the Online
Class Registration button and then click the Weedon Island tab.
For information, call 453-6500.
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families in need. The volunteer effort includes Calvary Episcopal Church, Pinellas Suncoast Fire &
Rescue, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, IRB Rotary, IRB Homeowners Association and Boy Scout
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networking; 6:30 to 7:30 p.ni..
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meets Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:45
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Pinellas Park. Call 813-886-
Starlight Dances take place
Monday, 7 to 9 p.n1., at the
William E. Hale Senior Activity
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Good Samaritan Church
PINELLAS PARK The Letting Go, Letting God service will be pre-
sented Sunday, Jan. 2, 10:30 a.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085
The service will be for those who have a bad habit, nagging worry or
negative trait they would like to get rid of in 2011. Attendees may write
it down on a piece of paper and toss it into the Burning Bowl, to be
consd 54-8558 or visit www.goodsam-church. org.
United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park
PINELLAS PARK Crown Financial Ministries will host a 10-week fi-
nance class starting Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at United
Methodist Church of Pinellas Park, 9025 49th St N.
Calendar of events -
There will be an introductory class Wednesday, Jan. 12. The class
will teach attendees how to get out of debt, how to budget and the im-
portance of savings. The class offers practical ways to manage money.
Cost is $45 for an individual or $55 per couple. A dinner meal also
asblavailable, served at 5:30 p.m., for a cost of $5. Child care is avail-
For information or to enroll, call Ryllis Chandler at 546-5741.
Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church
ST. PETERSBURG A collaboration of St. Petersburg churches and
communities will present "The King &r I" music and lecture series Fri-
day and Saturday, Jan. 14-15, at Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church.
3455 26th Ave. S.
The program, honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will
include "I Have a Dream," a youth mass choir concert, Friday, 7 p.m.;
and a music and lecture series with re-enactments of the Civil Rights
Movement and King's funeral on Saturday, 10 a.m.
For information, call Kevin Parrott at 894-4311, ext. 275.
Seminole First Baptist Church
SEMINOLE Bible Study Coffee will be offered Thursday, Jan. 13,
9:25 to 11 a.m., at Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd.
Sponsored by the Largo-Seminole Women's Bible Study, the free
event will kick off the spring semester of the study in Second Kings.
This exciting Old Testament book will help participants understand
how God worked in the past and will give them principles that apply to
this difficult age as well. Women of all ages are invited. The group is
nondenominational. Child care is provided.
Call Carol at 398-1254 or Marguerite at 474-7139.
firs 11d 11errica 1csluab nie
a.n1., at the Belleview Biltmore
Golf Resort, 1501 Indian Rocks
Road, Belleair. Call Charles
Fazio at 593-8322 or e-nail
*Clearwater Evening club
meets Tuesdays, 7 p.n1., at the
Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844
N. Highland Ave., Clearwater.
Call Charles Fazio at 593-8322.
*Clearwater Breakfast club
meets Wednesdays, 7:30 a.nt.
at the Clearwater Country Club,
525 N. Betty Lane, Clearwater.
Charles Fazio at 593-8322.
Shrine Club of Clearwater
meets fourth Mondays, 11 a.n1.,
at Bill Irles Restaurant, 1310 N.
Fort Harrison St. Call Paul Adair
aSi ver an~d Gold Friends Net-
work meets daily, 9 a.m. to 5
p.n1., at Largo Conununity Cen-
ter, 65 Fourth St. N.W. For
adults and seniors in need of a
friend or new to the area, the
network offers an introduction
Eo the acener's1 pogranis. Call
Single Seniors meets the see-
ed Monay P th 1 s thr e300
Center, 7625 59th St. N. Call
512534111, 392-2438 or 736-
Sin les Dance by DJ Mike is
offered Sundays, 6 to 11 p.n1.'
ext herl'ma6 Bal yConference
Largo. Cost is $6. Call 45
Sin Ie Grop with the F n
With Go Grop meets fouthii
Tuesday s. 7:30 p.ni., at Bible
Fellows ip Chur h, 4670 East
Bay Drive, Clearwater. Refresh-
Inents provided. Call 787-8609.
Society for Creative
Anachronism, Barony of Mar-
caster, meets second and fourth
Wednesday, 7 p.n1., at Largo
Public Library, 120 Central Park
Drive. E-nail Earl Thomas the
In on lete at it colupleter .e
Anachronism meets Saturdays.
noon, at Largo Central Park
Dr inp Ejtil Ej1n Thema i e
Society of Mayflower De-
scendants -William Bradford
Colony meets first Saturdays.
November, January, March and
May, 11:30 a.n1., at St. Peters-
burg Yacht Club, 11 Central
Ave.,kSt. Pers2 rg. Call Laura
Society of Young Magicians
meet first Siturdays 1t0ha .m.
inth Flowhi Hl o te i
tory Church of the Nazarene,
440 1 58th St. N., St. Peters-
burg. Call Dick Laneau at 345-
4323aor er 1.1lureswanted@
tap ay r cm
Sojourn Bear, an all volun-
teer organization, distributes
handmade teddy bsarsato cneer
Lo~ns of Nowy n ncoast
eryone. Noon banquet, Banquet
Masters, John Barr, 367-4264;
Kids Klubb, Nancy Kaufman.
397-1352; social meeting with
entertainment, or rowing the
Viking410ng~b70at Cao Ander
Inembe soh in hri sTeaylork 51
446-7446; tennis, Sandy Innian
391-2333; golf, Phil Nelsen,
461-77 6; sitting' a8d talking .
*Holiday Isles meets meets
second Fridays, 11 a.n1., at
Groue' Se s reGl 1110 01
firstLTa gosdayid P6i 11a nids p~
Redington Beach Garden
Club meets monthly at various
locations. Call Zoe Rosenian at
Renaisance Speakers Club
meets Mondays, 6 p.n1., at Chic
Realty, 28 N. Fort Harrison
Road, Clearwater. Guests learn
about public speaking in a
friendly and supportive atmo-
sphere. Call Rebecca at 585-
Retired Officers Club of St.
Petersburg meets third Fridays.
11 a.n1., except January, at
Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Blvd. N., Pinellas Park. Lun-
cheon program begins at noon.
Rhode Island Club meets
monthly, October to April, on
different dates at different loca-
tions. Call Art Hebert at 595-
6834 or Carol Barney at
*Belleair meets Thursdays.
noon, at the Belleiar Country
Club, One Country Club Lane.
*Belleair Bluffs meets Tues-
days, 6:15 p.n1., at Jorge s
aeaf odRGrilleL 800 Clearwat~e
*Gulf Beaches meets Tues-
days, noon, at Treasure Island
Yacht and Tennis Club. Call
*Indian Rocks Beach meets
Wednesday, 7:15 a.n1., at Holi-
day Inn Harborside. Visit
*Largo meets Mondays, noon
to 1 p.m. at Alfano's Restaurant.
*Pinellas Feather Sound
meets Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30
p.n1., at Tueson's Grill and
Cantina, 13563 Icot Blvd..
Clearwater. Call 365-6406.
*Pinellas Park meets Thurs-
days, 12:15 p.n1., at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. Visit
*Seminole meets Wednes-
days, noon, in the Seminole
Lake Country Club, 6100 Au-
gusta Blvd. Visit www.senli-
da s, :51 e Isak tetlin qu t
Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. Call
Gene Stern at 578-4000, ext.
Rutgers Club of Tampa Bay
meets first Thursdays, 11:30
a.m. at King Buffet, 7610 49th
St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 344-
Sabal Palms Nursing Cen-
ter's Arthritis Support Group
meets fourth Tuesdays, noon, at
Cypress Palms Auditorium, 400
Lake Ave. N.E., Largo. Refresh-
nients are served. To R.S.V.P..
Single Again Coffee Club is
for divorced people and meets at
various times and places. Call
253 7A~n~t~hny's Knitters
meets first and third Saturdays.
10 a.m. to noon, in the cafeteria
on the ground floor of St. Antho-
ny's Hospital, 1200 Seventh
Ae. ierSt.dPetersburg. New and
St. Petersburg Accordion
Association meets third
Wednesday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.n1..
at American Legion Post 305.
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
E-nail Bill Carrozza at billelac
St. Petersburg China
Painters Guild meets second
Thursday, September through
May, 9 a.n1., at the Pinellas Park
Art Society, 5851A Park Blvd..
Pinellas Park. E-nail Laurie
Farthingf at email@example.com.
St. Petersburg Watch, Clock
and Collectibles Club meets
second Saturday of each month.
9 a.m. to 3 p.n1., at Disabled
American Veterans, 4801 37th
St. N. Call 327-1200.
St. Petersburg Preservation
leads a walking tour of historic
downtown St. Petersburg on
first Saturdays, 10 to 11:30
a.n1., November through April'
starting at Williams Park'
Fourth Street N. at First Av-
enue. Call 824-7802.
St. Petersburg Republican
Club meets second Wednesdays.
7 p.n1., at the Piccadilly Restau-
rant, 1900 34th St. N. Local
civic leaders present topics of
current interest to all citizens.
St. Petersburg Writers Club
meets first and third Thursdays'
6:30 p.n1., in Room 121 of the
West St. Petersburg Conununity
Library, on the corner of Eigfhth
Avenue North and 67th Street
N. St. Petersburg. All writers
and would-be writers are invit-
ed. Call Martha Dupes at 736-
3355 or Pat First at 397-8833.
Safety Harbor American Le-
gion Post 238 meets second
and fourth Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
The ladies' auxiliary meets first
Tuesday, 7 p.n1., at 900 Main
St., Safety Harbor.
Safety HarbeoraBonseai Cluab
Safety Harbor Garden Club
meets third Wednesdays, 9:30
a.n1., at the Safety Harbor Li-
brary, 10 1 Second St. N. Call
Sandy Huff at 725-1015.
Safety Harbor Lions Club
meets second and fourth Mon-
days, 6:30 p.n1., at Sunset Point
Family Restaurant, 2328 Sunset
Point Road, Clearwater.
Safety Harbor VFW Post
10093 meets first and third
Thursday, 7:30 p.n1., at 965
Harbor Lake Court, Safety Har-
bor. Call 726-3646.
Sand Key Dollys, a ladies'
sailing group, meets Mondays.
10:30 a.n1., at the Clearwater
Conununity Sailing Center.
1001 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. Call
SCORE chapter 115 of Pinel-
las, an all volunteer orgfaniza-
tion offering free counseling to
small businesses, meets third
1 erweastd Rgio 10 Ch 11111r o
Conunerce, 1130 Cleveland St..
Clearwater. The chapter's focus
is helping people develop and
grow their business. Call 532-
6800 0r e-nail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish American Society
of Dunedin meets second Tues-
days, 7:30 p.n1., at 917 Louden
St., Dunedin. The society also
hosts Ceileidh dancing Fridays.
7 to 10 p.n1., at the hall. Cost is
$3 for nienbers and $5 for non-
nienbers. Call 586-4188.
Seminole Area Business
Builders meets Wednesdays.
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.n1., at Palace
of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd..
Seminole. Call 391-3065.
fie inl hiia IClsudba mt
p.m. for fellowship and 6:30 to
7:30 p.m. for the meeting, at the
Seminole Conununity Library'
9200 113th St. N. The club s
focus isa on l1 ing del w
culties in our conununity. It is a
nienber club of Civitan Interna-
tional. Call Steve Steenberge at
391-4400 or e-mail steve.steen
Seminole Networkang Group
meets Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. at
the Palace of the Orient, 10425
Park Blvd., Call David Doerges
Senior Citizens meet to play
double pinochle and canasta oil
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.n1., in Joffrey's Cafe, Clearwa-
ter Main Library, 100 N. Osceola
Senior Singles Friendship
Club, meets Mondays at 4:30
p.m. at various restaurants
around the area. Call 548-9181
or 391-3497 for locations.
605 Second St. N., Safety Har-
Stonewall Jackson Camp
1381 SCV meets fourth Satur-
days, 9:30 to 11:30 a.n1., at
Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri
Ave. N., Largo. Call Adjutant
Bailey at 526-1594.
Sunshine City council meets
fourth Mondays, September to
May, 7:30 p.n1., at Dixie Hollins
High School, ROTC Room, 4940
62nd St. N., St. Petersburg.
There is meeting in December.
Call Sharon Ingram at 321-
Suddenly Single of St. Pe-
tersburg meets first Fridays,
7: 15 to 9:30 p.n1., at College
Harbor, 4600 54th Ave. S. This
is a series of life-enrichment
programs for adults and con-
ples. All progranis are followed
by a social hour. Music, bever-
age and dessert provided.
See EVENTS, page 12A
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Sunday Swrvice 10am
6152 126th Ave. #501
Largo. FL $3773
St. Matthew Catholic Church
9111 90th Avenue Seminole
Mass Daily Monday Saturday 8:30am .
Saturday Vigil 4pm Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am
Interpreted M/ass 9am
Rev. Patrick Rebel, Pastor 727-393-1288 ]
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Admission is free. Call Terry Collier at 345-0148.
Suncoast Accordian Club of St. Petersburg
meets the first Tuesday, 5 p.n1., at the Elks
Club, 2675 66th St. N., St. Petersburg, dinner is
served. For reservations, call Bill Carrozza, 363-
0848. Those attending should bring their accor-
dian and be ready to play.
Suncoast Avian Society meets third Sun-
days, 2 p.n1., at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park
Trail, Clearwater. Guest speaker or educational
items. Call Tina Carter 669-8961 or Mari
Howard 726-6864, or visit www.suncoasta-
Suncoast Bonsai Society meets fourth Mon-
days, 7 p.n1., at Millie Clark Senior Center
Annex, 5800 77th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Begin-
ners are welcome. Call Mick at 323-8196, or visit
Suncoast Camera Club meets first Tuesdays.
7 p.n1., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park
Drive, for a program; and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m.,
at Safety Harbor Library, 10 1 Second St., for
evaluation. Visit http://suncoasteameraclub.org.
Suncoast Conchologist Shell Club meets first
Tuesday (no meetings December, June, July,
August), at 7:30 p.n1., at the Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Call
Suncoast Corvette Association meets first
Wednesday, 7:30 p.n1., at Highland Recreation
Complex, 400 Highland Ave. E-nail
Suncoast Chapter Embroiders Guild of
America meets third Fridays, 10 a.n1., at Union
Street Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., Clear-
water. Call 584-6632.
Suncoast Scandinavian Club meets first Fri-
days, noon, front October through May, at Ban-
quet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. For
reservations, call 584-2343.
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary offers free guid-
ed tours of the sanctuary Wednesdays and Sun-
days at 2 p.m. Learn the history of our Suncoast
Seabird Sanctuary; tour the aviaries and the ed-
ucational center. The sanctuary is at 18328 Gulf
Blvd., Indian Shores. Call 391-6211.
Suncoast Sierra Club meets third Thursdays.
7:30 p.n1., at Mocassin Lake Park, 2750 Park
Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call 526-5065.
Suncoast Singers' Show Chorus rehearses
show tunes and popular music on Tuesdays, Au-
gust through April, 7 to 9:30 p.n1., at Faith Pres-
byterian Church in the sanctuary, 11501 Walker
Ave., Seminole. Interested singers, dancers and
support volunteers in all age groups are wel-
come. The chorus performs three times a year at
three venues. Call 399-0599.
Suncoast Swedish Veterans Chorus meets for
rehearsals from October through April at singers'
homes. The women's auxiliary plays cards while
the men rehearse. Rehearsals are followed by
dining at various area restaurants. Call 517-
Sunsation Show Chorus meets August
through April, Tuesdays, 6:45 p.n1., at Faith
United Methodist Church, 403 First Ave. S.W..
Largo. Good choral singers are welcome to join
any time. Call Mary Ann at 393-4471, e-nail
Sunshine City Council meets fourth Mon-
days, September to May, 7:30 p.n1., at Dixie
Hollins High School, ROTC Room, 4940 62nd St.
N., St. Petersburg. There is meeting in December.
Call Sharon Ingfram at 321-2849.
Sunset Drum Circle meets Sundays, one
hour before sunset on the Treasure Island beach
at 104th Avenue. The session is informal, using
mostly African hand drums. Any other musical
instruments are welcome. Extra drums, niara-
cas, etc. are available. Call 321-3710, e-nail
email@example.com or visit tidrunis.tripod.coni.
Sunshine Fins Dive Club meets first Tues-
days, 7:30 to 8:30 p.n1., at Cove Cay Condonlini-
unts, 2620 Cove Cay, Clearwater. Call 934-8572.
Sweet Adelines Gulf to Bay Chorus meets
Tuesday, 7 p.n1., at the First Christian Church
of Largo. 1645 Seminole Blvd. Open rehearsals
for new nienbers. Call 725-7464.
Swiss Club meets second Saturday of the
month, 11:45 a.n1., at Stacey's, 1451 Missouri
Ave. N., in Midway Shopping Center, Largo. Call
344-1944 or 367-3009.
Talent Night meets second Fridays, 7:30
p.n1., at Bible Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay
Drive, Clearwater. Refreshments provided by the
Fun With God Ministry. Call 787-8609.
Tampa Bay Chief Petty Officers' Associa-
tion meets second Mondays, 7 p.n1., at Surfs
Edge Enlisted Club, MacDill Air Force Base.
Tampa. Call 804-5227 or e-nail 1johnl4@eck-
Tampa Bay Computer Society meets third
Tuesday, 6:45 p.n1., at Largo Cultural Center,
105 Central Park Drive. Call 443-4433 or visit
Tampa Bay Grady White Club meets second
Wednesday. New nienbers welcome. Call Capt.
Ralph Wolf, president, at 531-6324 or visit tant
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Tampa Bay Poetry Foundation meets third
Thursday, 7 to 9 p.n1., at Clearwater Main Li-
brary, 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Call 449-
Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild meets third
Sunday of odd-nunibered months, 2 p.n1., at
Seminole Coninunity Library, 9200 113th St. N.,
Seminole. Call 785-3041.
Tampa Bay Vegetarians meets fourth Tues-
days, 7 p.n1., for dinner at various area restau-
rants. Call 392-0268.
Tea Dances are Fridays, 1 to 3 p.n1., at Azalea
Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N., St. Peters-
burg. Singles and couples are welcome. The cost
is $2.50 a person. Call 893-7150.
Telephone Pioneers Clearwater Life Mem-
her Club meets third Fridays, 11 a.n1., at differ-
ent locations, except for June, July, August and
September. Call Eleanor Brasted at 725-4118.
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Sunday, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are Thursdays and
Saturday, with seating at 11 a.m. Admission is $29.90 plus
tax and includes dinner and the show.
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lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt: Jan. 13
through 23, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302
Seminole St. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplay-
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8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets
for non-musicals are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Tick-
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*Jeff Daniels, Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre,
405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $36.50 to $50. Call 791-7400
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$88. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This will be
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"Naked Willie," "Whillie and the Wheel" and the critically acclaimed
"American Classic." This past April, "Willie Nelson's Country
Music," which was produced by T-Bone Bumnett, was released on
*Johnny Winter, Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol The-
atre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $37 to $47. Call 791-
7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Ranked by Rolling Stone
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Texas native, and his band will perform in a flamboyant, swagger-
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Bluesman." This tour will introduce audiences to his new material
while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.
*"To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee, adapted by
Christopher Sergel: Feb. 17 through 27, presented by Fran-
cis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Call 446-1360 or
visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Performances are
Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday
and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for non-musicals are $20 for
adults, $10 for students. Tickets for musicals are $25 for
adults, $12 for students.
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Hailee Steinfeld plays Mattie Ross and Matt Damon plays LaBeouf in Paramount Pictures' '7rue Grit."
The Coens' western remake is entertaining, engrossing
Only Joel and Ethan Coen
could take a classic American
western novel one which has
already been adapted by
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Hollywood legend and make it
feel fresh, suspenseful and visu-
From the first moment Mattie
Ross, played by Hailee Steinfeld.
begins to tell her story, "True
Grit" is both engrossing and en-
tertaining. The Coens blend
genre motifs with their own
brand of dark, quirky humor to
create a stunning interpretation.
Based on Charles Portis' novel
of the same name, "True Grit" fo-
cuses on an unusually stalwart
young girl seeking to avenge her
father's death with the aid of
washed-up, frontier lawman
Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
and forthright Texas Ranger
LaBoeuf. They all set out into In-
dian Territory to find the killer,
The 1968 novel with its
deadpan humor and eccentric
characters is a perfect fit for
Of course, the Coens were still
teenagers when Henry Hathaway
directed his version in 1969 with
the iconic John Wayne taking on
the role of Cogbumn.
The Coens wrote the screen-
As LaBoeuf. Damon shows his
versatility as an actor. The
bravado-filled character is deflat-
ed by circumstances, and
Damon convincingly imparts his
embarrassment and his transfor-
Suprisingly, newcomer Stein-
feld outshines all other perform-
ers in "True Grit," delivering an
epic performance that solidifies
the Mattie Ross as one of the
strongest female protagonists in
American literature and film.
She fills the character with zeal-
ous rightousness, unwavering
confidence and determined self-
assurance. She adds just a trace
of innocence and naivety to
make the chasam between her
expectations and harsh reality
Though his role is relatively
minimal, Josh Brolin's perform-
ance as Tom Chaney is a bit of a
revelation. Chaney turns out to
be not quite what the audience
Other outstanding perform-
ances include Barry Pepper's
turn as Lucky Ned Pepper and
Ed Lee Corbin as the mysterious
traveler Bear Grit.
The Coens successfully convey
some of the novel's central
themes, examining the restless-
ness of the American character
and revealing internal conflicts
including a longing for adventure
versus the need for home. The
Coens do not whitewash the cost
of such retribution a lesson
Visually, the film is breathtak-
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for detail. The costumes and the
interior sets are methodically de-
signed. "True Grit" is filthy, too:
Cogburn looks like he hasn't
bathed in a few years. Roger
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phy creates a lingering melan-
choly reminesent of the Coens
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Unlike "No Country for Old
Men" and unlike most films the
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each of the main characters en-
joys a kind of internal epiphany.
Cast against the backdrop of the
unvarnished, hard-edged 1870s
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by Cogbum., in particular, is as
inspiring as it is atypical consid-
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December 22 January 19
Get ready. Capricorn. This is
going to be one of the best years
of your life, and the good times
start now with an invitation to a
party. Go and have fun.
January 20 February 18
Be careful what resolutions
you make. Aquarius. One could
prove to be more trouble than it's
worth. An accounting issue is
rectified in your favor.
February 19 March 20
Looks can be deceiving. Pisces.
What appears to be a good buy
may in fact not be. A change in
diet benefits you in more ways
than one. Pass the word.
March 21 April 19
Interest is waning in a project
at home. Rally the troops. Aries,
and make a dash to the finish
line. A young friend needs some
advice. Be forthright.
Aln' -1d baak 12Taurus. The
once-in-a-lifetime '1pp ..' Iin!nly is
yours for the taking. An imrest-
ment turns out to be more prof-
itable than promised.
May 21 June 21
Travel plans hit a snag. but
never fear. Gemini. A little wind-
fall will set 11..1.; ~right. The
compet tion b in lat tok
June 22 July 22
The New Year gets off with a
bang. Cancer, as a truce is
reached among family members
and a bonus is given at work.
Celebrate with a night on the
July 23 August 22
Stop dragging your feet, Leo.
Make simple I.sl.1 changes
now and erase those health con-
cerns forever. A coworker sends
a message. Embrace it.
August 23 September 22
come off it. virgo. You've got
bigger fish to fry. Let the incident
slide and Rocus on what really is
at stake. Kind words set the
stage Ror a weekend of bliss.
September 23 October 22
The wishing well is empty.
You're going to have to roll up
your sleeves and get to work to
figure out the problem. Libra. A
photo proves insightful.
October 23 November 21
Wrestling with a problem?
Wrestle no more. Scorpio. An ac-
quaintance has the answer.
Standards are raised at home.
Prepare to be amazed.
November 22 December 21
Change is in the air, and you
Inust get on board. Sagittarius. It
is for the good of everyone. Your
financial future shapes up with
1. Electronic money 1. "-zoic" things
6i. Campus area 2. Stallion, once
10. Fancy marbles 3. Jewish month
14. Isuzu model4.1-her
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19. Can ofworrns? 8. Agreeing (with)
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10. Blank slate
12. Beat together
21. Astronomer Hubble
25. 100 qintars
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28. Medical advice, often
29. Promotes welfare of children
30. Kind of post
34. Large sofa
36. Gulf V.I.P.
37. Canine tooth
38. He and she
41. Memory units
44. "_ Cried" (1962 hit)
48. Gala, e.g.
50. Field or ice
51. New England catch
58. Give off, as light
59. Blood pigment
60. Horace volume
61. Shrek. e.g.
62. Tin and lead pewters
20. Area above home plate
22. "Major" animal
23. Cutting tool
24. Thin and slippery
26. George or Ira
31. Caribbean, e.g.
32. Sundae topper, perhaps
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40. Honorary title for Muslims
42. Asian nurse
43. Abominable Snowmen
45. Impose, as a tax
49. Sluggish feeling
55. "The Matrix" hero
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63. Asheroft's predecessor
64. Airport pickup
65. Kind of anchor
67. Arabic for "cornrander"
70. Small, rectangular paying stone
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live and audiences have remained
steadfast. He's also continued to
record albums such as "The
Rainy Season" and "Join The Pa-
rade." His new album, "Listening
Booth: 1970," gives insight into
an artist who has made and will
continue to make an indelible
mark in the popular music world.
Cohn's last concert appearance
in the Tampa Bay area was his
sold-out concert at the historic
Capitol Theatre in July of this
*"Don't Dress for Dinner,"
by Marc Camoletti and adapt-
ed by Robin Hawdon, April 28
through June 19, presented
by the Early Bird Dinner The-
atre, at the Italian-American
Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth
Road. Call 446-5898 or visit
www. earlybirddinnertheatre c
om. Performances are Thurs-
day through Sunday, with
seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are
Thursday and Saturdays,
with seating at 11 a.m. Admis-
sion is $29.90 plus tax and in-
cludes dinner and the show.
*"Run for Your Wife," by
Ray Cooney, opening April 28,
presented by Francis Wilson
Playhouse, 302 Seminole St.
Call 446-1360 or visit
rg. Performances are Wednes-
day through Saturday, 8 p.m.
Matinees are Saturday and
Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for
non-musicals are $20 for
adults, $10 for students. Tick-
ets for musicals are $25 for
adults, $12 for students.
*USA Dance, Monday, Jan.
31, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at the Gulf-
port Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd.
Admission is $7 and includes a
dance workshop, professional
and amateur exhibitions, dance
hosts and snacks. Call 345-5884.
*USA Dance, Monday, Feb.
28, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at the Gulf-
port Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd.
Admission is $7 and includes a
dance workshop, professional
and amateur exhibitions, dance
hosts and snacks. Call 345-5884.
*Brown Bag Movies, Thurs-
day, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m., at
Largo Public Library, 120 Central
Park Drive. The featured movie
will be "Mr. Holland's Opus." At-
tendees may bring a lunch. Pop-
corn and soda will be provided.
Evis Birthday Bash, Sun-
day, Jan. 2, 2 p.m., at the Largo
Cultural Center, 105 Central
Park Drive. Back by popular de-
mand, the Elvis Birthday Bash
will celebrate the King's birthday
with a number of talented Elvis
tribute artists who will shake.
rattle and roll and provide a won-
derful nostalgic afternoon of en-
tertainment and fun. There also
will be complimentary birthday
cake and a photo opportunity
after the show. Tickets are $20 in
advance and $25 day of show.
*Todd Oliver's Dogs Gone
Wild Tour, Friday, Jan. 7, 8
p.m., at the Largo Cultural Cen-
ter, 105 Central Park Drive. Co-
median and ventriloquist Todd
Oliver will take the stage with his
"talking dogs," Irving, Lucy and
Elvis. Tickets are $30 in advance
and $35 the day of show. Call
587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
*An Evening with Sinatra,
Monday, Jan. 24, 2 and 7 p.m..
at the Largo Cultural Center, 105
Central Park Drive. Tickets are
$20. Call 587-6793. Presented by
Largo Lions as part of its 14th
annual Spotlight series, proceeds
from the show will go directly to
the club's volunteer projects such
as sight conservation, eye opera-
tions and glasses. This show will
include Sinatra's classic big band
tunes and ballads.
*The Lowe Family, Monday.
Feb. 14, 2 and 7 p.m., at the
Largo Cultural Center, 105 Cen-
tral Park Drive. Tickets are $20.
Call 587-6793. Presented by
Largo Lions as part of its 14th
annual Spotlight series, proceeds
from the show will go directly to
the club's volunteer projects such
as sight conservation, eye opera-
tions and glasses. The show win
celebrate Valentine's Day with a
*The Life and Times of
Johnny Cash, Monday, April 4, 2
and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural
Center, 105 Central Park Drive.
Tickets are $20. Call 587-6793.
Presented by Largo Lions as part
of its 14th annual Spotlight se-
ries, proceeds from the show win
go directly to the club's volunteer
projects such as sight conserva-
tion, eye operations and glasses.
The show will feature Keith Cole-
man and Ruby Tuesday.
*"Ain't Retirement Grand!".
by Gil Perlroth, Jan. 14-30, at
Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N.
Performances are Fridays and
Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are
$15. For reservations, call 822-
6194. Visit www.VenueActorStu-
dio.org. The hit musical about
retirement, written Gulfport's
Perlroth, will be playing its last
Florida engagement at Venue
Theatre in Pinellas Park before
heading to an Off-Broadway the-
ater in 2011. Directed by Daniel
Harris and starring Cheryl Moore.
Robert Hines, Glenn Suyker and
Nancy Wright, this satirical musi-
cal revue of life in retirement is a
sure-fire hit guaranteed to leave
audiences laughing and singing.
The show features original songs
such as "T~here They Go," "Early
Bird Special," "Whe Spent It All On
Ourselves," "Catch of the Day,
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six-piece band and the Aontas
Choir, presenting unique rendi-
tions of Irish standards, classical
favorites and contemporary hits.
The awe-inspiring vocalists and
mesmerizing Celtic violinist con-
tinue to capture the hearts of
fans across the country with
what critics are calling an "uplift-
ing" and "beyond captivating"
concert experience. Their critical-
ly-acclaimed CD/DVD and
Emmy-nominated television spe-
cial, "Celtic Woman Songs from
the Heart," filmed live from Pow-
erscourt House and Gardens in
Ireland, is a blockbuster on PBS.
Now they bring "Songs From The
Heart" to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Dur-
ing the 2011 tour, fans will have
the opportunity to experience
Celtic Woman's most dazzling
production yet, moving seamless-
ly between Irish classics, contem-
porary covers and original
compositions featuring renditions
of Jimmy Webb's "T~he Moon's a
Harsh Mistress," Billy Joel's
"Goodnight My Angel," Andrew
Lloyd Weber's "Pie Jesu," "Amaz-
ing Grace," and Irish classics "My
Lagan Love," "Galway Bay," as
well as a new favorite "Nil Se'n
La." The tour also includes an
original composition, "Songs from
the Heart," written specifically for
*"Sex, Please, We're
Sixty," by Michael Parker and
Susan Parker, March 3
through April 24, presented by
the Early Bird Dinner Theatre,
at the Italian-American Club,
200 S. McMullen Booth Road.
Call 446-5898 or visit
www. earlybirddinnertheatre. c
om. Performances are Thurs-
day through Sunday, with
seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are
Thursday and Saturdays'
with seating at 11 a.m. Admis-
sion is $29.90 plus tax and mn-
cludes dinner and the show.
ThBoz Scagg and Marc) Cohn
Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 Mc-
Mullen Booth Road. Tickets range
from $49 to $85. Call 791-7400
or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Scaggs returns to the Ruth Eck-
erd Hall stage for the first time
since his sold-out concert with
Michael McDonald in 2009. The
Grammy-Award winner first
gained fame in the 1970s with
several Top 20 hits, including
"Lowdown," "Lido Shuffle "Whhat
Can I Say" and "We're All Alone"
from the album "Silk Degrees,"
which reached No. 2 on the U.S.
album charts. Scaggs' other hit
singles include "Look What
You've Done To Me" from the
"Urban Cowboy" soundtrack and
"Heart of Mine." Cohn, another
Grammy-winning musician, will
open the show. He is known for
hit songs like "Whalking in Mem-
phis" and "True Companion."
Cohn has continued to perform
*"A Steady Rain," by
Keith Huff, July 22 through
Aug. 14, presented by Ameri-
can stage Theater, at the Ray-
mond James Theatre, 163 Third
St. N. Performances are Tues-
day through Thursday, 7:30
p.m.; and Friday and Satur-
day, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sat-
urday and Sunday, 3 p.m. For
tickets, call 823-7529 or visit
*Classic Movie Matinee, Fri-
day, Dec. 31, 1 p.m., at Semi-
nole Community Library, 9200
113th St. N. The featured movie
will be d'Scor ilo." Free p corn
and soa swl be provide by
tlhe4Friends of the Library. Call
*George Strait and Reba with
Lee Ann Womack, Saturday,
Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the St.
Pete Times Forum, 401 Channel-
side Drive. Tickets range from
$39.50 to $89.50. Call 813-301-
2500 or visit www.sptimesfo-
rum.com. With a career
spanning more than 30 years,
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gles of any artist in history in-
cluding Elvis 57 to date
inclusive of all charts. He has
sold nearly 69 million records
and has the most RIAA platinum
certifications in country music
with 33 different platinum or
multi-platinum albums. Named
the Academy of Country Music's
Artist of the Decade last year,
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year's ACM Entertainer of the
Year for the 12th time and Top
Male Vocalist for the 20th time,
bringing his all-time record to 81
ACM nominations. One of the
most successful female recording
artists in history, Reba has sold
over 55 million albums world-
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and was recently recognized as
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$42 rmo Aletric ,n 4e0 dpsit.
Petls 5R~efe ences.
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als Available. Robert G. Castles,
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$199 Move In Special
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Unfur ihed: $20 month,
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Heated Pool Pet OK.
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CLEARWATER, Small l BRllBA
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Opening February 2011
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vie for box office dollars
no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular
tale that ends where it begins. As fate encir-
cles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim,
redemptive road brightens, illuminating the
inheritances bestowed from father to child,
and the paternal guiding hand that navigates
life's corridors, whether bright, bad or biuti-
Genre: Drama and romance
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John
Doman, Mike Vogel and Maryann Plunkett
Director: Derek Cianfrance
"Blue Valentine" is the story of love found
and love lost told in past and present mo-
ments in time.
Flooded with romantic memories of their
courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to
try and save their failing marriage. Ryan
Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this
honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.
'The Way Back'
Genre: Foreign and drama
Cast: Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess
and Saoirse Ronan
Director: Peter Weir
"The Way Back" chronicles the escape of a
small group of multi-national prisoners from a
Siberian gulag in 1940 and their epic journey
over thousands of miles across five hostile
For more movie news including what's play-
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True Grit,' 'Little Fockers'
Compiled by LEE CIARK ZUMPE
For the week between the Christmas and
New Year's holidays, Hollywood has no new
movies opening in wide release.
Last week's offerings, including "Country
Strong," "Guillver's Travels," "Little Fockers
and "'True Grit," will continue to battle for the
top box office spot. Meanwhile, a number of
films will open in limited release at selected
theaters across the country. It may be several
weeks before these movies appear in local
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton,
Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville and
Director: Mike Leigh
Over four seasons, a happily-married mid-
dle-aged couple endure other people's prob-
lems, enjoy their son's newly discovered
partner and cope with an unexpected family
Genre: Foreign and drama
Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Ed-
uardo Fernandez, Diaryatou Daff and Blanca
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
"Biutiful" is a love story between a father
and his children.
This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted
man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood.
love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality
amidst the dangerous underworld of modern
Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of
bounds, his sacrifices for his children know
Photo by DAVI RUSSOFTHE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Ryan Gosling stars as Dean and Michelle Williams as Cindy in Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine."
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