City gets break on health insurance By TOM GERMONDLARGO Tobacco-free workplace policies are contributing to the citys 13.59 percent decrease in the overall premium for medical insurance for the next calendar year. City commissioners Aug. 2 approved a $6.29 million proposal from United Healthcare to provide medical insurance to city employees beginning Jan. 1 and authorized the city manager to execute a final contract with the firm. In discussions with United Healthcare, city officials asked whether United provided any type of premium reduction for tobacco-free workplace policies. United Healthcare responded to the citys tobaccofree policies by reducing the quoted premium an additional 2 percent, a savings of about $138,000. The commission decided May 17 to prevent employees from using tobacco during city paid working hours in city buildings, at city parks and on city grounds. A longstanding policy also prohibits the city from hiring police officers and firefighters who use tobacco products. We havent gone out for a request for a proposal for three years, said Human Resource Director Susan Sinz. So we knew this year we would have to test the waters and go out and find out whats out there for us. City officials received proposals for its fully insured option. The current provider, Cigna, submitted a renewal quote with no increase in the premium. The other three vendors proposals included increases: Humana, 3.68 percent; Blue Cross Blue Shield, 7.24 percent; and PRM of Florida, 29.75 percent. We got a very aggressive and competitive quote from United Healthcare, Sinz said. The insurance program mirrors its current coverage, she said. Commissioner Robert Murray commended the citys benefit committee on its recommendations regarding health insurance. He also said that when city officials discussed See CITY, page 4ABillboards to highlight cold crime cases Investigation includes triple homicde ... Page 5A. Also in theaters will be The Change-Up starring Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman ... 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The victim left the home at around 4 p.m. When the victim failed to return in about three hours, the family called the other family member, and asked about the girl. The other family member advised that they had not been with the victim and had not gone to the movies. Based on the information recovered some of which was sexually explicit, the age of the child and the potential danger in the situation, detectives gathered information to meet the criteria for an Amber Alert which was approved and authorized by the FDLE for activation around 4:45 a.m. As they worked to activate the Amber Alert detectives also were actively searching for the girl and soon pinpointed an address in Orlando the Central Park Apartments on Westgate Drive. With assistance from the Orlando Police Department, officers checked the address and found the girl at around 8 a.m. The Amber Alert was canceled. Pinellas detectives then drove to Orlando to continue the Pinellas investigation. Orlando police released the victim to her family at the conclusion of the interviews. Pinellas detectives are still reviewing the interview results and the evidence to determine what charges may result in Pinellas County.VIEWPOINTSCarl HiaasenWhat if Rupert Murdochs voicemail were hacked? Page 9A. County Commission OKs tentative millage rates By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER With little discussion, Pinellas County Commissioners approved tentative millage rates July 28 for fiscal year 2011-2012. If the rates are approved, residents will see increases in their property tax bills to pay for emergency medical services and possibly fire protection. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Commissioner Norm Roche reminded everyone that the tentative rates could change before final approval. Commissioners are setting the maximum potential not the final, Roche said. John Woodruff, director of Pinellas Countys Office of Management and Budget, told commissioners that the average market value of a single residential property in Pinellas for fiscal year 2012 is about $144,000. The average taxable value is $98,900. He said countywide property taxes on the average value would be $566.05 if commissioners approve a proposed tax rate of 5.7236 mills, which includes the general fund, EMS and health department. Woodruff said the cost is the equivalent to $1.55 a day in property tax for countywide services. See MILLAGE, page 4A Photo by JIM LAYFIELDDespite having degenerative myelopathy, Lulu, 11, a Welsh corgi, loves to go to the dog park in Walsingham Park for walks and to play with a ball. Canine degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease that attacks the spinal cords of older dogs. It is believed that the myelin, an insulating sheath surrounding neurons in the spinal chord, is attacked by the immune system, preventing signals from the brain to the lower body. The mutated gene responsible for DM has been found in 43 breeds including German shepherds, boxers, Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Rhodesian ridgebacks and Welsh corgis. A DNA test can be performed to see if a dog carries the gene.For the love of LuluThe fort at Fort De Soto Park reopened July 27 after being closed to the public for a $1.1 million restoration project. The work began in October 2010. The restorative work focused on the repair of clogged air vents and collapsed drainage systems. In addition, excavated sand was replaced and native, drought-resistant dune plants were added to restore the fort to its original camouflaged appearance. Crews also patched cracks, pressure cleaned walkways and access ways, and installed a ramp that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ramp leads to the forts upper observation areas on the south end as well as new stairs on the north end. The restoration project was funded by a $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, a $246,000 grant from Save Americas Treasures, which is out of the National Parks Service and $354,000 from Penny for Pinellas funds. The largest park within the Pinellas County park system, Fort De Soto Park consists of 1,136 acres on five interconnected islands (keys). The fort is an important part of the areas history. The fort was named after the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto in 1900 and was built toFort De Soto Parks fort reopens after renovations offer a military defense during the Spanish-American War. Fortifications were built on Mullet Key, on which the fort at Fort De Soto was built, and Egmont Key. During this time, Tampa became the port of embarkation for U.S. troops and supplies going to the Caribbean war zones. Fort De Soto was never the site of any major battle and the weapons of the forts on the two islands were never fired in combat. However, that era was significant in terms of the evolution of modern weaponry. A historic guide to Fort De Soto is available online at www.pinellascounty .org/park/pdf/Fort_DeSoto_his toric_guide.pdf.Photo COURTESY OF PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSNew drainage piping, part of a $1.1 million restoration project, helps protect the guns at the fort at Fort De Soto Park. Photo by BOB McCLUREA pair of pelicans relaxes on a piling next to Johns Pass Village in Madeira Beach. The perch allows the birds to do some tourist-watching, forage for food or cool off in the water below.Relaxing on a hot day
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4A Leader, August 4, 2011 MILLAGE, from page 1ATentative millage rates approved include: EMS: 0.8506, an increase from 0.5932 Health Department: 0.0622, same as current year MSTU, unincorporated areas: 2.0857, same as current year Public Library Cooperative: 0.4437, same as current year Palm Harbor Recreation and Library District: 0.4378, same as current year Feather Sound Community Services District: 0.5660, same as current year Pinellas Planning Council: 0.0125, same as current yearProposed millage rates for fire districtsSeven of 12 fire districts are proposing increases in their millage rates Clearwater, Dunedin, Gandy, Largo, High Point, Tierra Verde and South Pasadena. The increases are mostly due to decreases in taxable values. Woodruff said decreases ranged from 2.7 percent to 21.3 percent. High Point fire district is requesting the highest increase of 0.9272. The current millage rate is 3.2644. The proposed rate is 4.1916, the most expensive in the county. Largo fire district proposes the smallest increase of 0.0749. The current millage rate is 3.484. The proposed rate is 3.5133, the second highest in Pinellas. Clearwater proposes an increase of 0.5206 from 2.1385 to 2.6591. Dunedin wants an increase of 0.2474 from 2.0102 to 2.2576. South Pasadena is requesting the second highest increase of 0.9069 to bring the millage rate up to 3.1257. The current rate is 2.2188. Tierra Verde requested 0.1705 be added to its current millage rate of 1.7382. Gandy fire districts request was for 0.1008 more to bring its millage rate from 2.1594 to 2.2602. Belleair fire district has the lowest millage rate in the county and officials propose to maintain the rate at 1.7320. Seminole fire district, with the third lowest millage rate, also proposes to keep the status quo at 1.9581. Pinellas Park fire district proposes no changes to its millage rate of 2.3675; Safety Harbors proposed rate of 2.6800 remains unchanged from the current year. Tarpon Springs fire district proposes no changes, keeping its rate of 2.3745.Save Our Homes cap and the Recapture RuleWoodruff explained how tax bills between similar properties might be different. Currently, 89 percent of the 434,304 parcels on the countys property tax roll are residential properties. Woodruff said 64 percent of them have homestead exemptions and are eligible for the Save Our Homes cap on taxable values. He also said the percentage of eligible homes is declining due to continued decreases in market values. In 2012, 48 percent of homestead properties have Save Our Homes benefits, compared with more than 90 percent in 2006. The Recapture Rule raises the assessed (capped) value of a qualifying homestead property by the maximum of 3 percent, or the annual change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. The CPI increase for FY 2012 (2011 tax roll) values is 1.5 percent. The Recapture Rule applies to all properties with assessed values limited by Save Our Homes where the capped value is less than full market value whether or not that propertys market value increased during that calendar year. Due to the Recapture Rule associated with Save Our Homes, a homeowners taxes could increase even if the market value of the home decreases, he said. Woodruff gave an example of the effect of the Recapture Rule for a property with a market value of $205,000 in fiscal year 2011 and $185,000 in fiscal year 2012. Property taxes in 2011 were $565.81. In 2012, the taxes would be $606.70. He said if a property has suppressed value under Save Our Homes, property taxes will increase due to recapture rule and EMS millage increase. Woodruff also gave an example using a non-homesteaded property with a market value of $205,000 in 2011 and $185,000 in 2012. Property tax on that property in 2011 would have been $1,118. In 2012, the tax bill would be $1,059, which reflects the market value decrease, unless the property qualifies for the 10 percent cap on non-homesteaded property. Woodruff said the increase in EMS millage offset a portion of the tax decrease.TRIM noticesBy law, the county administrator must certify tentative millage rates to the property appraisers office by Aug. 4. The property appraiser then prepares a Truth in Millage notice, which is mailed to all property owners as required by state law. The rates that appear on the TRIM notice is the maximum based on tentative millage rates levied by the county, school board, individual municipalities, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and others. TRIM notices will be mailed Aug. 22. A TRIM e-TownHall meeting is scheduled on Aug. 25, 7 to 8 p.m. to allow residents to ask questions and get more information. Visit www.pinellascounty.org for additional information. Final millage rate and budget approvalCommissioners scheduled two public hearings, as required by law, to take citizens comments. The first hearing is Sept. 6, at which time the commission will adopt the tentative millage rates and budget. At the Sept. 15 hearing, the final millage rates and budget will be approved. Residents can review the proposed budget and send feedback to the commissioners at www.pinellascounty.org/budget.Beach property lines questionedTREASURE ISLAND A former city commissioner hopes to prove to the current city commission that a small section of Sunset Beach behind Caddys is public land. Former Commissioner Ed Gayton requested and was granted time to discuss the matter at an Aug. 2 workshop. Gayton believes a portion of the beach property behind Caddys that owner Tony Amico says belongs to him is actually state land. Gayton said he would come armed with the documentation to prove his point at the Aug. 2 meeting. What do we have to achieve? asked Commissioner Carol Coward. Gayton said it would determine what is public and what is private land. Coward said it was her concern that the city would become embroiled in a legal battle, if the issue were pushed. I, for one, am not interested in being involved in litigation involving the city, said Coward. Weve got too many things to discuss and dont have time for this. Mayor Bob Minning reminded Gayton that the City Commission cannot render a legal opinion on the issue and it opened the door for additional questions. If that is public property, are coolers allowed? Minning asked. Currently, Caddys staff patrols the section and prevents customers with drinks to leave the parcel onto the public beach. Staff also can prevent beachgoers from coming onto the Caddys beach, if it is determined they are under the influence or carrying their own personal alcoholic beverage that was not purchased at Caddys. City attorney Maura Kiefer said she would not give a legal opinion on the issue due to the complexities of the question. This is very complicated and not a simple matter, she said. I highly doubt I will be giving a firm legal opinion on the issue at the workshop. I dont want to get boxed in. In other action, commissioners: Passed an ordinance on first reading amending the Flood Plain Management regulations to require 2 feet of freeboard elevation for all new construction. The adoption of the proposed ordinance is hoped to assist the city in maintaining its current Class 7 community rating system assessment or possibly help improve it to Class 6, which could result in discounts up to 20 percent for flood insurance policy holders. Passed on first reading an ordinance amending the land use regulations as they pertain to churches and special exceptions. Approved a resolution authorizing a Paws For Vets fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 to 9 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Lions Club on Sunset Beach, 9300 W. Gulf Blvd. Waived the $350 fee for a variance request by A.J. Spadorcia. Passed a resolution to spend $30,500 to replace the wooden floor in the City Hall auditorium. Passed a resolution approving $23,400 for seawall repairs at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis. Bob McClureRedington considers extension of waste collection dealREDINGTON BEACH The town will reconsider renewing its current waste collection contract at its Aug. 2 regular board meeting. After discussing residential trash collection again at its July 19 meeting, the board decided to reconsider a resolution for three more years with the towns present provider Waste Services of Florida. Waste Services has provided trash and recycling pickup in town since September 2008. The company bills residents directly for the $15.04 per month service. The extension would, if approved, continue the service until September 2014. Waste Services has agreed to freeze the current rates for the extension. Currently the town has the Waste Services contract through Sept. 30. In April the consensus was to move the contract renewal forward, said Mayor Nick Simons. I would like the board to consider putting the resolution back on the agenda, Simons said. Commissioner Mark Deighton expressed concerns about the process. Im a little dubious about not having any competitive bids I agree (Waste Services) is doing a fine job, he said. It doesnt look like a real possibility that we would get a real competitive bid. I would like to make sure. Commissioner Tom Dorgan broke down the costs. Dollar-fifteen every time Waste Services comes by and picks up a huge pile in front of my house, he said. I think we ought to be satisfied with the service. I dont know anybody (else) that comes to my house for $1.15 and does a good job. Residents shared their satisfaction with their current garbage company. Ive never seen a service that is so professional and complete, said resident David Drillick. Ive met the crew members over several years. They are friendly and helpful. They have gone above and beyond. They have picked things up that in other towns you would never get that picked up and for the cost. I dont think you could ever get a practically lower cost. Representatives from three waste collection firms were at the meeting including present provider Waste Services. Other companies present were Waste Pro and Republic. The consensus of the commission was to reconsider the resolution to renew the trash contract with Waste Services. The commission will vote on that resolution Aug. 2. In other matters: The commission set the tentative ad valorem tax rate at 1.9410, which is the same as this year. The final rate can be lower but not higher. The first public hearing on the budget is Sept. 8. The town approved the annual contract for law enforcement services with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. The cost is $223,677.28, which is 0.41 percent higher than this years contract. The slight increase is due to the cost of vehicle fuel. During public forum a resident shared a drainage problem in front of her home that she said did not exist before the townwide paving project. The city received permission from the City of Seminole for offsite parking of Redington Beach town vehicles in case of evacuation for a storm.Madeira targets personnel cutsMADEIRA BEACH The citys first budget workshop on July 20 gave a preview of the commissions intent in dealing with finance issues this year. As promised during last springs election campaign, the majority of commission members want major cost reductions. On the agenda, and chopping block, were city employee associated expenses. The commission took a wide and detailed look at budget items in all expense categories, ranging from $73,000 to fund the human resource manager position (it was eliminated) to the employee Christmas party (it was kept) and free flu shots for personnel (they are gone). The major cut made during the three-hour discussion was the elimination of funding for the human resource manager job, held by Deborah Cline for the past 15 years. Commissioner Nancy Oakley said a city with 60 employees does not need a full-time HR person. We want to run the city like a business, and no company that size has a human resources director, she said. This is something Ive been saying for years, she added. Mayor Travis Palladeno said some of the candidates for the open finance director position have had experience in HR. The city also has a labor attorney on call that deals with union issues, Oakley pointed out. Elimination of the position would save the city at least $30,000, Palladeno estimated. That figure allowed for a part time clerk for payroll processing, and some labor attorney expenses, he said. Other activities besides payroll take place in human resources, said interim City Manager Bill Mallory. The function includes employee benefits, insurance, negotiating insurance benefits and other activities. Commissioner Terry Lister said Cline has been with the city 13-15 years and done a nice job. Now were going to tell her we dont need her anymore? The money saved by eliminating the HR position can be used for roads and a lot of other things the residents havent gotten because the administration has been so top heavy down here at city hall, Palladeno said. In better times Id understand, he told Lister, but these are not better times. He added, Im not raising taxes. Mallory said the city would not save a whole lot of money by eliminating the HR position, as we would have to pay someone to do those things. The commission agreed in a 3-1 consensus to eliminate funding for the position in the upcoming budget year. Commissioner Carol Reynolds was absent from the meeting. Funding for a special projects coordinator position, which Mallory recommended be created for a two-year period while the city manager and public works jobs are being merged, was taken out of the budget. The position could be recreated if the new city manager sees a need for it, Vander Velde said. Current public works director Michael Maxemow would presumably fill the job. Mallory argued to keep the money in the budget, as a budget amendment would have to be done to re-create and fund the position. Funds are available to hire a special projects coordinator, Mallory said, and the city manager should make the decision, not the commissioners. Fine, Vander Velde retorted. If the city manager feels that is a necessary position, then he can come to (the commission) and request the money, she said. The commission also decided that the city managers administrative assistant should be placed under City Clerk Ginger Stilton. Ginger needs some help the position should go over to her, said Oakley. Palladeno agreed. Thats a great idea, moving the position, he said. Mallory said he would like to look at the idea, to see if it is feasible to do. Oakley responded she had been planning to propose cutting the administrative assistant job from the budget. I understand youre thinking we are stepping on your toes, she told Mallory, but this way Francine (Ettere, the current assistant) is not going to lose her job over it. Mallory said he was not comfortable with the commissions decision. He suggested the city clerk and city manager share the administrative assistant position. A 50/50 funding split, with the position reporting to the city clerk would work, said Vander Velde. The commission put off a decision on the administrative assistant move and the workload split until their Aug. 3 workshop. In other personnel related decisions, the commission decided to keep the annual employee Christmas party, a 15-year tradition, but cancel free flu shots for employees. Their insurance will cover the shots, Vander Velde said. Or they can get them at Walgreens for $25, Palladeno added. Delivery of coffee to city hall at a cost of $1,600 a year also will cease, but supplies of water will continue. Thats just crazy, Oakley said of the delivered coffee. Buy a coffee maker and put it back there, she said. Palladeno said the city should get a coffee vending machine and donate the profits to the citys 9/11 memorial. I could go for that, said Lister. Gone too from the budget is $4,000 a year to maintain a car used by staff members when traveling on city business. They will now use their personal vehicles and be reimbursed a per mile rate for gas and expenses. Money saved from some of the other smaller expense cuts would go toward enhancing the citys Fourth of July fireworks display, the commission decided. A $25,000 goal for fireworks funds was agreed to. Vander Velde acknowledged that the cost cuts and changes the commission is making represent a big departure from the way the city has done business in the past. But now is the time to make major changes, she said. This is the perfect time to do it, when all the management staff is overturning, she said. Wayne AyersHoward house forces code reviewBELLEAIR SHORE Two years ago, the town passed a tough new ordinance enforcing time limits on the start and completion of construction projects. The law was enacted in response to complaints of projects just sneaking along, Mayor John Robertson said at the time. The town needs enforceable regulations to encourage contractors to complete their projects, he said. The ordinance sets a time limit of six months from the issuance of a building permit to begin and allows 24 months from the permit date for completion. A one-time extension of up to six months can be granted by the town commission for circumstances beyond the control of the owner or contractor. The law was viewed as imposing reasonable time limits, even for the builders of Belleair Shores often-outsized luxury residences. That was before Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard announced plans to construct the Casa Del Howard, a 17,500-square-foot home on a gulf-front lot covering over an acre. You cant build that size house, on that lot, on the ocean, in that time frame, Robertson said at the Town Commissions July 19 meeting. On hand to discuss plans for the Howard house and its construction were the architect Dan Dawson of Tampa, and John Kostreles, county community planning coordinator. Dawson estimated construction of a home the magnitude of Howards could take three-and-a-half to four years. A really solid contractor could do it in about three years, he added. The Howard home has special features, Dawson noted, like a Venice-style lazy river running from the swimming pool underneath a series of bridges, and a bowling alley on the ground level with breakaway walls. Dawson termed the river a fundamental part of the design. He said the whole Howard family was really excited by the Venice canal, and would not want to give it up. Robertson said the town has two options to keep the building law from becoming a potential barrier to construction of its welcomed new housing addition. The ordinance could be amended, a solution Robertson said, has the potential for opening a Pandoras box. Or, the ordinance could be left as is, and the case appealed to the towns special magistrate when the construction deadline is not met. Town Attorney John Elias said the property is subject to a code violation if construction is not completed within the allowed two years. However, the commission need not recommend a violation be generated and could drag their feet in enforcing the code. Also, the special magistrate could grant whatever he wants. He described James Yacavone, the magistrate, as very reasonable. Commissioner Robert E. Schmidt Jr. said the contractor should keep a good weather log. Days lost because of weather conditions is a very important consideration in getting an extension, he said. Commissioner Raymond Piscitelli agreed the existing building ordinance should not be changed. He said the commission wants to be completely supportive of the Howard home, but we dont want to leave a loophole for someone else. Robertson said, It is to the towns benefit to get this home done as efficiently and with as much cooperation as we can. Commissioner John E. Hayes Jr. said Howard and his family would be a welcome addition to the town. (Howard) is a down-to-earth human being and the family has rock solid, sound values, he said. Robertson wished architect Dawson luck with the project. Were behind you 100 percent, he said. Wayne Ayers CITY, from page 1Ahaving tobacco-free workplace policies he questioned the numbers. Im very pleased to see we were able to get a 2 percent reduction, and I really commend you on working on that, Murray said. In other matters, commissioners agreed to amend their development code to provide for special signage along the U.S. 19 corridor in the city. The new standards will allow greater height for signs that are to be located on parcels contiguous to U.S. 19, reflecting some of the adjacent jurisdictions regulations to provide more consistency along the corridor. The City Commissions next meeting will be Friday, Aug. 5, 12:30 p.m., at City Hall. The meeting will be a work session on the citys proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The commission will have a work session at City Hall Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. On the agenda are alternatives for fire stations and an update on the citys business friendly customer service initiative. Around Pinellas Around Pinellas A foreclsoure suit has been filed against the owners of the Seminole Mall. Seminole officials view the foreclosure as a positive move that could lead to new ownership and mall redevelopment.Mall in limbo
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Andy Squires, coastal manager for Pinellas County, told members of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council July 27 that the state has issued a consolidated joint coastal permit, which opens the door for bid solicitation. The deadline for bid responses is Aug. 10. A contract is expected to be awarded by Sept. 30. Work on the 8.7-mile stretch of beach from Sand Key south to North Redington Beach is expected to begin in April 2012 but could be moved ahead to November. The project time frame is six months to completion. Squires said the sand would come from an area 12 miles offshore, due west of Sand Key Park. This might turn out to be cheaper than going to the Egmont (Key) shoals, said Squires. The process will be loading (onto a barge), unloading (near the beach) and pumping onto the beach. Its fine sand. It should be good quality. Due to funding concerns, the Corps originally targeted the project in two phases. 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A fourth finalist, James Gleason, who had been interim city manager of Mascotte, withdrew from consideration after being offered the permanent city manager position there. Gleason had been the top choice of Mayor Travis Palladeno. That left Ken Hurst, a U.S. Army Special Forces colonel, Peter Lombardi, a past city manager of Treasure Island for 17 years, and Scott Sundermeier, who has spent nearly his entire career as a public works official in Coconut Creek, Florida. After hearing the candidates describe their qualifications, questioning and interviewing each one, the commissioners stated their preferences. Palladeno and Commissioners Nancy Oakley and Robin Vander Velde chose Sundermeier, Commissioner Terry Lister went for Lombardi, while Vice Mayor Carol Reynolds picked Hurst. Sundermeiers selection was approved in a 3-2 vote held at a special commission meeting that followed the workshop sessions. The split vote was the same that has divided the commission on a number of issues. Palladeno, Oakley and Vander Velde were in favor, Lister and Reynolds voted no. Lombardis chances were not helped by his late arrival for the interview session. He gave no excuses when his turn to speak came up, acknowledging, being late for your own interview is not a good sign. Lombardi told the commission he had started a city (Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County) from scratch and left it with the second lowest millage rate in the county. He described himself as a hands-on person who does not manage from the office. I spend time in the field meeting with public works employees, the business community and citizens groups, he said. Hurst said his military background would serve him well in running the city. He has managed budgets up to $10 million, he said, and been in charge of extensive fleet maintenance and huge motor pools. In the military, he said, you learn to stay neutral in politics, and how to get what you need and get things done. You will be pleased with my skills and work ethic, Hurst told the commission. I want to make Madeira Beach a beautiful city. Sundermeier, who has an extensive public works background but little city manager experience, told the commission he has had experience in dealing with people and achieving results through consensus. He said the city must constantly strive for the best quality and most sustainable projects your resources will provide. Sundermeier stressed his experience in parks and recreation. He has done facility renovations, managed his citys largest park renovation project, and initiated a number of green projects. Sundermeier said he strives for the continuous improvement of projects. Just because somethings done this way today doesnt mean it cant be done better tomorrow, he said. A balanced budget and financial stability would be priorities, he said. Sundermeier said he believes in collaboration and empowerment of city employees and expects them to be creative and demonstrate commitment. Employee performance should be monitored, he said, and we need to give them what they need to be successful. The insight of city staff is instrumental to making decisions, Sundermeier said. We need to be able to listen, understand what they are saying, and build consensus. From what he has seen, Sundermeier said it is evident the city lacks direction, and we must work to create a clear new direction. Priorities need to be established for projects, and then the city must move ahead to implement those, like street resurfacing, that are high on the list. Citizen participation in the process is important, Sundermeier emphasized. Townhall meetings and charrettes are possibilities. We have to reach out to the community my door has to be always open, he said. Palladeno said following the meeting that he was drawn to Sundermeier after talking to elected officials Sundermeier worked with. They told me he will do whatever it takes to get the job done, does not stress, and really worked for the residents. Palladeno said he had been impressed with all of the final city manager candidates. But I feel Sundermeier is the best fit for the city. Lister said afterward that, while he did not vote for Sundermeier, I will support him 100 percent. Scott SundermeierMadeira Beach commission picks a city manager
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The high volume of beach goers raises the risk of hazardous situations every day that call for a team that can see whats happening before its going to happen. Brafford became a lifeguard since 2001 as a part-time summer gig at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina until firefighter school started back up. He has been a lifeguard ever since then and even moved to Florida because of the year-round demand for the beach and water safety. People are drawn to this beach, he said. With a high volume of people going to the beach, the lifeguard standards have to be difficult enough so that the strongest candidates are found. The process begins with a physical tryout, which varies by beach. The United States Lifesaving Association set the minimum standards, but lifeguard supervisors at each beach can add additional standards if they choose. The bare minimum you have to perform to qualify is to complete the 500-meter swim in 10 minutes or less, Brafford said. We take ours a little bit further though. We first have an open water swim followed by a one-mile run and then the 500-meter swim, all in under 18 minutes, he said. After the physical portion is passed, the candidate will go through a series of interviews to determine if they are a good fit for the beach. Health and medical knowledge is a definite plus for those interested in joining the Clearwater Beach Patrol, Brafford said. If both sections are passed, mock scenarios are put in place, which test their ability to deal with a passive or active victim. Active swimmers are those who are struggling in the water while they are conscious, while those who are passive are not. There are 17 guards currently on staff, only five of which are full-time. The other 12 are considered seasonal, though they will sometimes work up to 11 months out of the year. Eight lifeguards are on the beach each day, spread out between various posts, including the three towers that separate the north and south beaches. The team has a strong medical background of the 17, 11 are first responders, four are EMTs and there is one paramedic, which is remarkable compared to other beaches, Brafford said. Each morning, the group has a meeting to review where everyone will be posted, weather conditions and any other important information they will need for the day. They talk about facts that are found on status boards at the lifeguard posts throughout the beach, which are often overlooked. The two most important things to remember are to swim near a lifeguard and read our warning signs that we post, Brafford said. We are the most knowledgeable people on the beach; we know everything thats going on at our beach and what the weather is doing, he said. The towers also display a colored flag that represents the days conditions, from weather to marine alerts, such as stingray or jellyfish warnings. These flags help keep people safe and educated on whats going on in the water, especially for the tourists like the ones lifeguard Jill Sears has met who didnt know what stingrays are and why they needed to shuffle their feet. Other common issues are people not eating or failing in staying hydrated while at the beach, not keeping close enough tabs on their children and going out too deep, lifeguard Aaron Thomas said. When its low tide, the sand bar can be pushed back up to 15 feet past the pole line, and swimmers arent supposed to go past that line, Thomas said. So people are constantly going out on the sand bar because its only knee-deep there, but it gets deep right before you get out there, which can be a huge issue. Mike Hostetter has been a lifeguard for 11 years, with 10 of those being on Clearwater Beach. He says that the ways in which lifeguards are viewed and the dynamic of people on the beach has changed since the early years when he first started. Lifeguarding was totally different back then; there was much more public respect for us, Hostetter said. People knew the rules better, too. Now we have to sort of parent society, whereas before it was black and white, this is what you can and cant do; it isnt like that anymore. Some of the lifeguards have also noticed a definite increase in the amount of people at the beach this year as opposed to last year or even a few years ago. Holidays and weekends tend to be the busiest times, but in the Sunshine State where beach season often replaces fall and sometimes the winter season, a Tuesday can be just as busy as a Saturday, Sears said. Having enough to drink and eat before, during and after a beach trip, wearing strong enough sunscreen and swimming near a lifeguard are frequently forgotten issues that may ruin an otherwise fun day at the beach and can have serious consequences. 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People with severe autism are calm for weeks after a Sailability sailboat trip. Sailability is a nonprofit organization based out of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center that allows people with disabilities the opportunity to either be taken for a sailing outing or to sail themselves using specially designed boats. This year it celebrates its 10-year anniversary. One of the exciting things is that from land when someone looks out at all the sailboats, no one can tell which are the ones being sailed by people with disabilities, said Claudia Nable, president of Sailability. It levels the playing field and everyone is just a sailor. Were an empowerment program that just happens to sail, said Tom Calhoun, vice president of Sailability. Nable used to volunteer in St. Petersburg with sailors with disabilities. Through working with one such sailor, Alder Allensworth, she realized that the area needed a program specifically designed to work with sailors who are disabled. Allensworth participated in the Paralympic Games in Australia in 2000 and told Nable about some special sailboats built by Australian, Chris Mitchell, that are perfect for people with disabilities. Calhoun contacted Mitchell, of Access Dinghies, and asked to make the newly forming group three boats, at between $5,000 and $6,000 apiece, and they will have raised the funds by the time they were complete. When the boats were finished, not only had they raised enough money for those three they had also raised enough to order three more sailboats. The organization now has 10 Access Dinghies and two electronic boats that are sailed with a joystick with ones chin. To sail to the right, one pushes the chin to the right. A chin push to the left moves the boat left, and pushing the chin forward puts the sails out. The group also has three Bravos, a safety boat, and a pontoon that has a wheelchair ramp and chair ties. They also have a sip and puff boat that one controls solely by breathing through straws, but Nable and Calhoun said they find the electronic boats preferable because they are more responsive. One veteran, Holly Crabtree, a U.S. Navy Corpsman, survived an explosion of an IED while on duty. She was shot in the head and is still recovering, but Cal-Independence and empowerment through sailing and white and in a way I think thats what this is all about. Its not about sailing. Calhoun agreed. The mainstream may have a powerboat life, Calhoun said, but there are so many that have to be sailors. They have to tack back and forth. All of a sudden, okay, I broke my leg or lost my leg and I have to come this way in life and learn how to change course and get over to this place. I have to come back with the wind. You cant sail into a headwind. When your health goes, you have to learn to sail. Both Nable and Calhoun agree that they feel they get more back than they give by being volunteers. It is an amazing feeling to see what an impact sailing makes on people, and they are happy to be able to be a part of it. Not that the volunteering is easy. They lug heavy boats to and from the water. They sweat. They deal with challenges. But they love it. And they are always in need for more volunteers. Not everyone has to sail, as there are always plenty of jobs to do from shore. But as a nonprofit that gives about 98 percent of the money it takes in through its minimal fees and lots of fundraising and donations, it always needs volunteers to help it keep going, Nable said. As the program moves forward and looks ahead to its next 10 years, Calhoun said he hopes the program can expand even more and have more locations throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. They also hope to secure ensigns of their own for the more independent sailors to use and race. Nable added that she hopes the group can participate in more regattas, both locally and outside the immediate area. To learn more or to volunteer, visit www.sailabilitygreatertampa bay.org or call 489-9468. houn said she refuses to say she will need long-term care. She is a regular with Sailability, and Nable said she is even sailing larger racing sailboats while getting treatment in Atlanta. Another Sailability client is 24 years old, autistic, non-communicative, a self-biter who wears diapers and would jump and scream at first, Calhoun said. It was his job to take her out sailing and keep her calm. It took a few times, but by the third time, she would get excited when she arrived at the center and was ready to sail. Her mom would say, shes having an autistic day, but what would happen is it just calms her, Nable said. Her mom says that when she went sailing, for like two weeks shed be fine. Shed be a lot calmer. Sailability often works with people from veterans groups, Shriners groups, and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Somehow this program touches the lives of many people in many different ways, Nable said. Nable understands how the program is empowering for disabled people because it was even for her. It empowers them. I mean, it empowers me that I got my butt in a boat, Nable said. We didnt have money or the thought to do this up north. But the confidence that it builds in everyone, whether theyre physically or mentally challenged or able bodied and able minded like me because I remember when I first started, all Id do is go in circles and the coach was like, What are you doing? Throughout the years, both Nable and Calhoun have realized that sailing is a good metaphor for life. Sailing is like life. You cant go from point A to point B, Nable said. You sort of have to zig zag or tack through it to get where you want to go. Life is not blackPhoto by CLAUDIA NABLEManyvone Champavannarath sails the Christopher Reeve sailboat all by herself with electronic chin controls.
Viewpoints 9A Leader, August 4, 2011Volunteers for this organization have proven time and time again that they are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has helped build 400,000 affordable houses and has served more than 2 million people around the world. Thats a remarkable accomplishment and shows the value of teamwork, pride in the community and volunteer labor. Essentially, Habitat for Humanity strives to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the world, building and rehabilitating simple houses. Besides having a down payment and making mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat houses and those of others sweat equity personified. Habitat houses are sold to partners families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County certainly has embraced the goals and standards set by Habitat International. The local organization has built 220 houses in Pinellas County and has funded 189 homes overseas. According to Habitat statistics, 117,874 county households pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing; 47,360 households in the county pay more than 50 percent of their income for housing. Habitat also reports that 17,615 housing units are substandard overcrowded, lacking heat, incomplete kitchen or plumbing facilities and about 68,000 people in the county are living at the poverty level. In other words, Habitat can always use extra hands. Construction volunteers help with almost every aspect of the building process, and no experience is necessary. The organization will provide the training and the tools. The summer job sites are open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the county. Volunteers also help with the stock and inventory and assisting customers at a home improvement outlet store. Donations are accepted by phone or mail. Habitat even accepts small, unused balances on gift cards. To find out more about donating, contact Habitat at 536-4755. Habitat for Pinellass website is full of information about the organization www.phfh.org Volunteer and help make a dream come true. If you were a foreign terrorist intent on disrupting the lives and wellbeing of Americans, what methods would you choose? Obviously, blowing up an airliner would be the last thing youd consider. With all the patdowns and other security checks at our airports, youd probably be arrested before you got within 200 yards of the aircraft youd chosen. (Still, I hear disturbing stories of the many gaps in our airports security systems.) Besides, youd have little chance of gaining control of the aircraft and ramming it into a skyscraper, the way the 9/11 terrorists did. Flight decks are now locked from takeoff to touchdown. The most a bomb-toting terrorist could hope for would be the death of a few hundred passengers. That would be chump change. Terrorists can easily choose bigger and fatter targets. Ever since 9/11, Ive been waiting for al Qaeda to drop the other shoe on us by attacking a cruise ship. Every day, from various American ports, these pleasure vessels shove off, loaded with several thousands of passengers and crew members. Is every one of these people screened and searched as they prepare to board? If so, I havent heard about it. Just picture what would happen if one medium-sized bomb exploded below the water line at 2 a.m. as the ship steamed along a few hundred miles into the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. It would make the Titanic disaster look like a weekend canoe mishap. Few actions would harm our way of life more than shutting off our electric power supply. Whether we like it or not, we are slaves to electricity. Without it we are paralyzed. And yet the nations power grid could be shut down by a few hundred trained and dedicated terrorists who simply drove up to a percentage of the power sub-stations that are scattered across the land on unguarded (except for wire fences and Keep Off! signs) sites. A bomb tossed over the sub-stations fence in any city could kill electricity for miles around. A coordinated attack at an agreedupon time at a hundred sites would render our vaunted power grids backup systems useless. America would go dark and stay that way for days or weeks. Damage and suffering would be incalculable. A recent news item out of Portland, Ore., suggests another tactic terrorists might use to cripple an important part of our daily lives. The technique: urinate in a citys water supply. You may have read about it. A 21-year-old man urinated into one of Portlands municipal reservoirs. The result: the city shut off all the water from the site, and discarded 7.8 million gallons that might have otherwise been used. The urinator, who was not arrested or charged, said he thought he was emptying his bladder into a sewage treatment plant. A water system official admitted that the city often finds dead animals in the city reservoirs, but does not let that disrupt water use. This is different, he said. Do you want to drink pee? A similar reaction by officials and citizens throughout our country could serve as a welcome mat to terrorists looking for a way to harm American cities. However, such an alarmed response by average Americans is unlikely. After all, hordes of beachgoers each year knowingly swim in water whose high coliform count is clearly posted for the public to see. Many of us are gamblers. We figure were invulnerable. So why worry about a little highly diluted and chemically treated urine flowing from our showerheads and kitchen taps? One of the most deadly imaginable terrorist attacks was set forth in the 1975 Thomas Harris novel Black Sunday, which was later made into a frightening movie of the same name. The terrorists plot was to arm a dirigible with thousands of steeltipped darts. The dirigible would then be exploded above a Super Bowl football game in Miami, showering the stadiums occupants with a deadly hail of darts. The plot was foiled, but no one called the destructive idea incredible or undoable. Those over-used adjectives went down the drain on 9/11. The type of assault we should fear most is the one that, if and when it comes, will shut down Americas (and perhaps the worlds) computer systems. On that fateful day, power grids and entire economies will collapse. Aircraft will no longer fly. Our military defense systems, here and abroad, will be rendered useless. You and I will see our personal computer screens go blank. Civilization as we know it will be rendered impotent. Chaos will reign. Is such a cyber attack possible? From what I read, yes. Is it likely? Lets hope not. Bob Driver is a longtime columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Terrorism tactics waiting to be usedEvery political movement has its rhetorical strengths and weaknesses. The right can wax poetic about liberty and freedom, the left about the nobility of the poor and downtrodden. Nowhere do these differences come across more starkly than on the subject of taxation. (Note: This is not a column about the debt-ceiling negotiations. I would have put this warning up top, but I feared that immediately seeing the phrase debt-ceiling negotiations would cause many readers to face-plant into their breakfast tables or computer screens.) Ask almost any Republican politician, from lobster-roll-eating Northeastern Rinos (Republicans in name only) to flinty, leather-skinned Westerners with calluses on their trigger fingers, to explain why high taxes are bad, and theyll do a pretty good job of selling it. Ask almost any Democrat to explain why high taxes are bad, and you will get hit with the velvet fog, minus the velvet. First theyll explain that while they do favor increasing revenues, they dont favor higher taxes if by high taxes you mean taxes that are too high. They favor smart tax rates that are targeted (i.e., higher). Then theyll explain that they dont want to raise your taxes; they want to raise taxes on your boss, your employer and the companies that sell you gas, cars, cigarettes, food, clothes, electricity and various unnecessary surgical procedures. They leave out that those taxes get passed on to you. Then, theyll rush to safer territory: all of the wonderful things government does. Government, dont you know, is just the word we use for all the things we do together. So every time you cut a check to the IRS, an angel gets its wings. Not all of those arguments are necessarily wrong. My point is that theres no poetry to them. The sizzle doesnt sell the steak. Barack Obama has tried to explain that higher taxes are neighborly. That spreading the wealth around is noble. That taxation is a vital application of the biblical requirement to be our brothers keeper that the Bible doesnt require. George Lakoff, a prominent linguistic consultant to Democrats, has tried a different tack. He says that taxes are what you pay to be an American. ... Taxes are your dues you pay your dues to be an American. For all the money Lakoff gets for being original, its funny how hes just plagiarizing FDR, who said, Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. Some ideas wont die, however. So there was Faiz Shakir, editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress .org, expanding on this idea on C-SPAN the other day. We should change our conception of what taxes mean, Shakir sermonized. Most people who join country clubs, or gyms, or other exclusive entities in America, feel ... proud to pay that monthly dues, because they want to be part of that special privileged community in which they receive wonderful resources and benefits. Americans should feel that same kind of awe and respect for paying taxes ... we shouldnt have an aversion to paying some amount of taxes. Give him points for trying. But lets take out our red pens. First, one senses that when Shakir says some amount he means any amount. As for this idea that people should feel the same awe and respect for paying taxes as they do when they belong to a gym, Ive got to ask: What gym does this guy go to? The fundamental problem with marketing taxes as dues or fees is, well, theyre not dues or fees. Dues are voluntary. Fees can be withheld for bad service, and whatever awe and respect one feels comes not from paying the fee but from getting good value for it. Moreover, most exclusive entities dont charge wildly divergent rates to different customers based on their incomes. In fact, vast swaths of Americans dont pay the dues (income taxes) at all. They do pay the fees (sales and payroll taxes), but they get back more from government than they pay into it. And dont get me started on how illegal immigration fits this country club metaphor. The exclusive entity analogy actually supports not higher and more progressive income taxes, but a flat tax. Everybody pays X percent of their income. Everyone has the same share of skin in the game. In fairness, Republicans successfully sell their anti-tax message not because they have better orators or buy craftier linguists, but because taxpayers dont feel theyre getting a lot of value for their dollars, and most suspect they could feel the same awe and respect for half the price.Jonah Goldberg is editor-atlarge of National Review Online and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You can write to him in care of this newspaper or by e-mail at JonahsColumn@aol.com, or via Twitter @JonahNRO.If Rupert Murdochs voicemail was hacked: BEEP: Rupert, this is Wendi. Guess what? Piers Morgan called and he wants me to do a whole hour about me punching that piethrower at Parliament! I know youd rather I give the interview to Fox but, darling, Piers and I go way back. Please be a love and say yes. Ill be in my private fitting room at Harrods if you need to reach me. BEEP: Dad, this is James. Sorry I wasnt much help the other day when that nitwit attacked you with the cream pie. As you know, ever since I was a small boy Ive had a deathly fear of pastry. Otherwise I would have hurled myself between you and that madman. Honest. BEEP: Mr. Murdoch, this is Hugh Grant. Yes, Hugh Grant the actor. Remember how your dirtbag reporters kept hacking my phones a few years ago while I was dating that super-hot socialite whose name now escapes me? Well, you shriveled old goat, guess what. Now Ive got your voicemail code and Im eavesdropping on all your personal messages. Ha! BEEP: Mr. Murdoch, this is Dr. Entwistle, the urologist. We got your tests back today and Id like to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. BEEP: Ha, Rupert, I heard that! Hugh Grant here again and, speaking on behalf of all the celebrities whose phones got hacked by your hacks, let me just say that I hope your prostate gland is the size of a croquet ball! BEEP: Rupert, this is Prime Minister David Cameron. I want to personally apologize for the inexcusable security lapse that allowed that impudent pie-thrower to smack you in the face the other day. (But bravo for Wendi, eh?) Listen, Rupe old boy, you understand that despite our close friendship and all the self-serving advice that youve given me since I took office, I must continue condemning your newspapers publicly every chance I get, in order to save my own political hide. Please know that I still consider you a dear chum ... whoa this line is secure, right?BEEP: Mr. Murdoch, this is Jude Law. Yes, Jude Law the actor. You might recall that Im suing one of your papers for stealing my private phone messages. I just wanted to tell you how distressed I was to hear that your prostate apparently is now the size of a cantaloupe. Oh, and Hugh Grant says cheers. BEEP: Mr. Murdoch, this is the executive assistant to Prime Minister David Cameron. The PM wanted me to inform you that it wasnt he who left a somewhat careless message on your phone a few minutes ago, but rather a clever imposter who sounded exactly like him. The Prime Minister would greatly appreciate it if you erased the previous message as soon as possible, and this one as well. Thank you. BEEP: This is a recorded message from the Downing Street Pharmacy. Your prescription for Cialis is ready to be picked up. BEEP: Cialis! Rupert, you horndog! Eighty years old and still rattling the headboards. Its Hugh Grant again. Isnt this fun? BEEP: Rupert, its Wendi. Oh my God, they want me to be on The View! Can you believe this? Ill need the jet, darling, the big one. See you back in New York! BEEP: Mr. Murdoch, its Jude Law again. I took the liberty of dropping by the Downing Street Pharmacy and getting your Cialis pills, which I intend to leave at the news desk of the Sunday Mirror, one of your archrival papers. I also informed the druggist that your prostate was now as big as a Frisbee, and he highly recommended Flomax. You should check it out. BEEP: Rupert, this is Prince Charles. Because of my familys sad firsthand experience with tabloid phone-hacking, an actor acquaintance recently provided me with the code to your voicemail hope its not a bother. Camilla and I watched the hearings the other day and were impressed by the right cross thrown by your wife at the pie-thrower. Also wanted to let you know that I, too, have heard good things about Flomax. BEEP: Mr. Murdoch, this is Scotland Yard calling. We have reason to suspect that your private telephone numbers have been compromised just kidding, Rupester! This is Hugh, again. Im at Heathrow, where your lovely wife has kindly offered me a lift to New York on your jet. Small world, eh? BEEP: Rupert, its Wendi. Youll never guess who I just bumped into at the airport and hes even more handsome in person than he is in the movies! Call you later, darling.Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. 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Belleair Bluffs 727-501-0432 www.432westside.com High school plans reunionLARGO Largo High Schools class of 1981 30th year reunion will be held Sept. 23-25, at Sunset Vistas, 1200 Gulf Blvd. The event is described as being a very casual, laid back get together. Please check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/event. php?eid=160435070684641. For more information, questions, suggestions, etc., contact: Heidi Shaffer Montecino email@example.com. Lisa Fadden Hammock firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa Franz Stallard email@example.com.Clouser gets scholarshipCLEARWATER Julia Clouser, a 2010 graduate of Seminole High, was recently awarded a 2011-2012 Dowd and Susan Ritter Dependent Scholarship. She is one of 10 students receiving this scholarship that is offered to dependents of Regions associates. She plans to attend Corcoran College of Art and Design in the fall. The scholarships are valued up to $7,000 per year and are renewable for four years.Students make deans listCLEARWATER Margot Sandrowitz of Clearwater and Danielle Carey of Safety Harbor have been named to the deans list at Savannah College of Art and Design for the spring quarter of 2011. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or above for the quarter receive this recognition.School bus postcards sentAbout 45,000 yellow postcards with school bus stop information were sent to parents of eligible students for school bus transportation. The childs bus stop location along with pick-up and drop-off times will be listed on the card. Parents should review safety tips and other information listed on the card. Parents who do not receive a postcard, need additional information, or have questions should call 587-2020. The call center is open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As of Tuesday, Aug. 16, the hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Bushery named to deans listSEMINOLE Catherine M. Bushery of Seminole has been named to the Grand Valley State University Deans List for the spring semester of 2011. The school is in Allendale, Mich. Students who have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average or higher and were enrolled in at least 12 credits were noted on this list.Lady Cougars win academic honorCLEARWATER The Clearwater Christian College Lady Cougars volleyball team received the team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In order to be a recipient of this award, the team must maintain at least a 3.30 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. At the end of its ninth year of receiving this academic award, the team had sustained a 3.53 team gradepoint average. We have won 10 national titles, and nine of those years we also received the AVCA Academic Award, said Coach Vickie Denny. While the girls have been recognized for their achievement on the court, they also should be commended for their success in the classroom.Auction setLARGO The Pinellas County School Board Public Auction is set, with the viewing on Friday, Aug. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the auction on Saturday, Aug. 20. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m. at the Walter Pownall Service Center Annex, 7955 118th Ave. N. Buses and service vehicles will be available for previews Aug. 19. A link to the list of auction items and descriptions are at www.pcsb.org under quick links on the homepage. Call 5477125.Backpacks, supplies to be handed outThe People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, plans its 20th annual Back To School Day Event on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., when free backpacks with school supplies will be distributed. Registration for the giveaway is now through Friday, Aug. 12, 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents or guardians must bring proof of dependent children birth certificates, Social Security cards, DCF letter, etc. Registrants will receive a numbered ticket that must be surrendered on the day of the event to receive school supplies. All kids must be present to receive backpacks and school supplies.SHS Class of 2001 plans 10-year reunionSEMINOLE The Seminole High School Class of 2001 will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Friday, Nov. 25, 7 to 10 p.m., with a dinner cruise aboard the Starlite Majesty. The cost is $69.99 per alumni ticket. For more information, visit SeminoleHigh01@gmail.com. Notebook Notebook
Business 11A Leader, August 4, 2011 72811 80411 Sherwood earns Synovus promotionST. PETERSBURG Synovus Bank of Florida, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced that Aaron L. Sherwood was promoted to branch manager of the banks downtown office at Fourth Street North and Third Avenue. Most recently, Sherwood served as vice president and branch manager of the banks Bryan Dairy office in Largo. He had served in that role since joining Synovus in 2008. Sherwood is a graduate of Synovus Retail Banking School, Atlanta, Ga. His volunteer commitments include participation in AllPro Dads of Pinellas and as a member of the Tampa Bay Junior Lightning coaching staff since 2008.Great Expressions acquires Wright BELLEAIR BLUFFS Great Expressions Dental Centers recently announced it has acquired the Wright Dental Care practice of Dr. Scott Wright and Dr. Elizabeth Hevia-Wright, located in Belleair Bluffs. Wright Dental Care was established in 2004 and provides complete family dentistry, including preventative and restorative care, sedation dentistry, dental implants, as well as one-visit porcelain crowns and veneers. Dr. Scott Wright is a board certified prosthodontist who has been practicing for the past 12 years. In recent years Great Expressions has expanded aggressively through acquisition. Last year, Great Expressions acquired 39 dental practices. Longino elected president of FCCFAPALM HARBOR Lee Longino was recently elected president of the 2011-12 board of directors of the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. The election took place during the annual FCCFA convention and tradeshow July 14-16, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Longino currently serves as the senior managing director of the southeastern business unit for the Dignity Memorial provider network. Longino was voted president-elect of the Florida Funeral Directors Association prior to the merger with the Florida Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association.First Bank accepts dress donations for PACEAs part of the Pinellas PACE Centers Love That Dress event in September, First Bank branches in Pinellas County will serve as dress donation dropoff sites through August. If you have an evening dress or two that you are no longer able to wear, we encourage you to drop them off at one of our eight First Bank locations in Pinellas County, said Anne Lee, First Banks retail president for Florida, in a press release. We want everyone to Love That Dress and put it to good use for a great event. First Bank locations in Pinellas County include: St. Petersburg, downtown 111 Second Ave. NE, Ste. 211, St. Petersburg Pasadena 6850 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Kenneth City 5825 54th Ave. N., Kenneth City Pinellas Park 7600 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park Seminole 13700 Park Blvd., Seminole Walsingham 13175 Walsingham Road, Largo Dunedin 2046 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Northwood 3024 Enterprise Road E., Clearwater. PACE is a nonresidential, gender-specific program for girls age 12 to 18 that are experiencing difficulty or conflict in school or at home. PACE started in 1985 with 10 girls and now serves 150 Pinellas County girls. Family members, friends and customers join the Largo Mid Pinellas Chamber of Commerce in a ribboncutting ceremony for the Village Inn at Vonn and Walsingham roads in advance of the grand opening, which was Monday, Aug. 1.Village Inn ceremonyNetworking groups, aka leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Thursday, Aug. 4 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., RGs Restaurant, 1565 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 424-8995. Thursday, Aug. 4 Seminole Business Masters, 7:30 a.m., Mamas Kitchen, 5885 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call Judy Miller at 798-4332. Thursday, Aug. 4 Network Professionals Inc. Networking Leads Club, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread in the Bardmoor Shopping Center on the corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call Barbara at 573-1935, ext. 402. Thursday, Aug. 4 Executive Business Network, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. For reservations, call Mike Moore at 586-1111 or visit www.execbusnet.com. Thursday, Aug. 4 BNI Grand Slam Network Exchange, 7:30 a.m., Heritage Holiday Inn, 234 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.bni.com. Thursday, Aug. 4 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Thursday, Aug. 4 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, Aug. 4 Professional Leads Network, Patriots Chapter, 8 a.m., Boris Family Restaurant, 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Thursday, Aug. 4 Suncoast Free Networking International, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Park Station Building, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. This networking meeting includes brainstorming a business, a gratitude session and networking tips. Call Walt Morey at 647-8242. Thursday, Aug. 4 Gulf Beaches Power Lunch Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sports Bar and Grill, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., Seminole. Call Sandy Schell at 415-4772 Thursday, Aug. 4 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Aug. 5 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 6396690 or visit www.bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, Aug. 5 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Aug. 5 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 8 a.m., at Daddys Grill, 3682 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Friday, Aug. 5 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, Aug. 8 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Aug. 8 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, Aug. 8 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@freenetworkinginterna tional.com. Monday, Aug. 8 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email email@example.com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, Aug. 9 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 586-4999 or visit www.cbcnet.biz. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Free Networking International, Bayside Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call Janet Landt at 455-7510, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freenetworkinginternational.com. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Network Professionals Inc., St. Pete Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Red Lobster, 2773 66th St. N., St. Petersburg. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533. Tuesday, Aug. 9 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Business Network International, Financial Freedom, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Call Phil at 409-1609 or visit www.BNIFinancial Freedom.com. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Pinellas Executives Association, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call Donna Perry at 784-6507 or visit www.peafl.com. Wednesday, Aug. 10 BNI Business Connections Countryside, 7:30 a.m., at Grillsmith, 2539 Countryside Blvd., Suite 6, Clearwater. Cost is $11. Call Renee Jones at 813-749-2780, email bniwcf@ gmail.com or visit www.bnibusinessconnections.com. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Network Professionals Inc., East Lake Breakfast Chapter, 7:30 a.m., at Daddys Grill, 3682 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Call Jenny Stone at 776-2829. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Local Business Network Seminole, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call 8046359. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Women in Business, 7:30 a.m., Acropol Family Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road, Largo. Call Mende at 2513955. Biz notes Biz notesNetworking clubs follow the leads
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Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE 5511 033111 Bardmoor Outpatient Center8787 Bryan Dairy Rd. Suite 330, Largo727-391-8009Where the Compassionate Hand Meets Modern MedicineM. Mansour, M.D., P.A.Board Certied in Family Practicewww.mansourfamilypractice.com We accept most insurance plansFamily Practice Preventive Medicine Minor Emergencies Well Woman Programs Now Accepting New Patients Voted Most Caring Physician Garage sale, health wellness fair plannedLARGO The Southwest Recreation Complex invites the community to come and browse hundreds of items at Largos indoor garage sale. This annual event will take place inside the Southwest Recreation Complex gym, Saturday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to noon. Find deals on home goods, childrens toys, gently used clothing and much more. The Health and Wellness Fair features a wide variety of health and wellness vendors, providing free and useful services, including chair massages, ear and hearing scans, spine scans, blood sugar screenings, free vision and glaucoma screenings and much more. Southwest Recreations health and wellness fair vendors include The Eye Institute of West Florida, Main Street Chiropractic, Hospice, Bonham Dental Arts, Advance Physical Therapy, The Art of Touch, Mass Mutual, Dr. Karen Castle Acupuncture, TNT Vitamins, AFLAC, Regions Bank, Welcome Home Relocation, Mary Kay, and Boldly Live life coaching. The Southwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. Both events are free to the public. Call 587-6740, ext. 5008 or visit PlayLargo.com.Bowling benefit plannedLARGO A bowling benefit called Put Cancer in the Gutter, will be held Sunday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., at Twedts Lanes, 13100 Seminole Blvd. The cost is $15 per person. Raffle prizes will be offered. Call 581-4102 or fax 585-1478.County offers reduced adoption ratesLARGO Pet owners can celebrate the dog days of August and Adopt-a-Dog Month with reduced adoption rates for both dogs and cats through August at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road. Pinellas County Animal Services also will offer $1 rabies vaccinations for pets with proof of purchase of a pet license. Call 582-2600 or visit www. pinellascounty.org/animal services.Dog training seminar setLARGO A free dog-training seminar will be offered Saturdays, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, 10 a.m., at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road. Attendees will learn the basics of dog training. The program is for all who have adopted dogs from Pinellas County Animal Services or other shelters in the county. Attendees will learn about housetraining, loose-leash walking and dealing with challenging dog behaviors. Pet owners should not bring dogs to the seminar. Registration is required. Call 582-2600 or visit www.pinellas county.org/animalservices.Gulfcoast Legal to host seminarST. PETERSBURG Gulfcoast Legal Services will host a seminar for homeowners Friday, Aug. 19, 4 to 6 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. Presenting the seminar will be Elizabeth M. Boyle, managing attorney and legislative liaison of Gulfcoast Legal Services Sarasota office; as well as attorneys Robin Stover and Mary Catherine Rooney. The event will focus on preforeclosure issues, active foreclosure concerns, the Making Home Affordable modification program and legal advice to survive the ongoing housing crisis. Boyle will give a presentation, followed by questions and answers and the opportunity to consult with the attorneys. For information, call 941366-1746 or visit www.gulf coastlegal.org.Audiology seminar setCLEARWATER The Florida Academy of Audiology will host its inaugural hearing health seminar for the public on Friday, Aug. 26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd. The seminar is part of the academys three-day annual convention. The public is invited to attend the free, two-hour event which will include a seminar led by academy audiologists and others about hearing loss and treatment option; information and demonstrations from hearing device manufacturers and other vendors on the latest products and services for individuals with hearing loss; and free wax screenings. There is no cost to attend this event, and self-parking is complimentary at the resort. For information and to RSVP, call 561-477-8100 or email exec email@example.com.North Greenwood to host Wellness FestCLEARWATER The North Greenwood Back to School Wellness Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at North Greenwood Aquatic and Recreation Complex, 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Sponsored by Bank Of America, the free event will provide free school supplies, backpacks and wellness exams for community members and schoolage kids. Upon registration, participants will have access to the Wellness Pavilion where they have an opportunity to receive exams and talk with volunteer medical professionals. Children seeking immunizations must be accompanied by an adult with their current records. Upon exiting the Wellness Pavilion, participants are required to visit with a minimum of three vendors who service target families in North Greenwood. After talking with the vendors, they may access the school supply area, where we will be distributing over 1,000 backpacks with school supplies. Free lunches and entertainment are available. Volunteers are needed to stuff the backpacks on Friday, Aug. 5. Call 643-3500.Brain cancer support group to meetCLEARWATER The Brain Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Miles For Hope, 1684 N. Belcher Road. Miles For Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing brain tumor awareness and raising funds for research, formed a brain tumor support group to give emotional support, provide information about alternative treatment options, and give strategies on how to manage life with brain cancer. The group meets once a month at the Miles For Hope headquarters. Bob and Barb Gibbs serve as facilitators. Group meetings include guest counselors and nutrition seminars for brain cancer patients. Brain tumors currently affect more than 200,000 people each year. They are the leading cause of solid tumor cancer deaths in children under the age of 20. It is estimated that more than 600,000 people are battling a brain tumor in the United States. In addition, brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer death in males under the age of 29 and ranked fifth as the cause of cancer death in female adults age 20 to 39. Call 781-4673 or visit www. MilesForHope.org. Summer Bash to benefit Miles for HopeST. PETERSBURG The Summer Bash for Charity will be Saturday, Aug. 13, 4 p.m. to midnight, at Fergs Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave. The event will feature a raffle and silent auction and games of skill. Proceeds will benefit Miles for Hope and will help raise funds for cutting-edge brain tumor research. Miles for Hope There is a $5 cover charge. Call Stefanie Macaluso at 781-4673 or email Stefanie@ milesforhope.org. For information about Miles For Hope, visit www.Miles ForHope.org.Briefs
Community 13A Leader, August 4, 2011 Church And Temple DirectoryL714118771 Park Blvd. SeminoleCorner of Park Blvd. & Starkey Rd. next to Save-a-LotHeirs of Promise ChurchPastor Jim & April Licensed & Ordained Through Rhema Bible A Non Denominational / Spirit Filled Church397-0806 www.heirsofpromise.com Bible Foundations Class Nursery Contemporary Worship PrayerSunday Service................................................10:30 AM Childrens Church...........................................10:30 AM Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM80510 80510 St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00am Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am 10:50 am Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am(Family Mass)11:00 am(Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm(Contemporary Choir)80510 Tell the Public About Your ServicesCall397-5563 ObituariesRecognizing that some readers wish to share the life and loss of a loved one with the community, Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries in our weekly papers. The deadline for submitting obituary information is 9 a.m. on Monday, for that weeks papers. Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers. Obituary information should include: full name, age, city and date of death. You may also choose to include the names of living and/or predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or activities that they participated in. If you wish to include the name of the funeral home handling arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly publication and the paper may publish after the services have taken place. For further information, including cost, please call Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563, or you can submit your information through our Web site, www.TBNweekly.com, or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.80510 Villa in Bardmoor. Open floor plan. Single car garage. Community offers pool, shuffleboard and recreation building. 55+.Mary K KottichCentury 21 Top Sales Largo $88,000 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Whats Sellingin Pinellas County SOLD Fantastic single family home with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Located in very family friendly Shadow Pines Estates.Dennis StraightKeller Williams Gulfside Realty Largo $210,000 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths SOLD Exceptional waterfront home with impeccable quality and attention to detail. Every aspect of the home has been designed and finished with superior excellence. Magnificent view of the water! Remarkable kitchen with customfeatures. Grand master bedroom suite. Resort style pool and water features. Dock and boat lift.Sandy HartmannSandy Hartmann and Associates/Realty Executives Adamo Seminole $760,000 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths SOLD080411 Treasure Island Action Club, meets second Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., at the T.I. Community Center, One Park Place, and offers membership to senior citizens who live in Treasure Island at least three months annually. No meetings June, July and August. Call 547-4575. Treasure Islettes, meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave. Bingo is offered Thursdays, 6:45 p.m., at City Hall. Call Beverly Russian at 363-3165. Trinity Christian Community Center and Club is open Monday through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., at 1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo. The center offers fun, new friends and live music, after-school youth and community classes, art gallery and family evening entertainment. Call 858-4177 or visit www.trinity.7p.com. USEM-CA, a forum for unincorporated county residents, meets last Thursdays, except June, July, August, November and December, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Call Betty at 393-0187 or Art at 595-6834. United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451, meets fourth Saturdays, September through June, 10 a.m., at the UDC Memorial Building, 3158 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Dorris at 585-5813. University of Massachusetts Tampa Bay Alumni Club, meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December when the group meets third Thursdays), 6:30 p.m., at various local restaurants. Call 538-3519. Upper Pinellas African Violet Society, meets monthly first Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Palms of Largo, Cypress Palms. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Upper Pinellas Singles, a nondenominational group for active seniors 50 and older, meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvadore Drive. Dinner is served, followed by entertainment or a speaker. Call Gayle at 474-3386. U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Association, Tampa Bay Chapter, meets first Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Coast Guard Air Station, at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Clearwater. Call 6315161. U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps, Suncoast Squadron, for ages 11 to 17, meets third weekends, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Navy Operational Support Center, 15300 Fairchild Drive, Clearwater, and at the USCG Clearwater Air Station. USA DANCE has dances fourth Mondays, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions and snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. On the event that the fourth Monday falls on a holiday, the monthly dance may be rescheduled to the second or third Monday. Call 345-5884. Westside Church of the Nazarene will feature camp meeting services on Sundays, 6 p.m., at 13650 Walsingham Road in Largo. The meeting will include preaching, music and refreshments following the service. Call 595-6338. West Bay Community Verse-by-Verse Bible Teaching, meets Sundays, 11 a.m., at The Hampton Inn, 100 East Bay Drive, Largo. Verse-by-verse Bible study, coffee and communion. Call 595-3991. West Coast Swing Club of Tampa Bay dances Sundays, 6 p.m., at Gunslingers Saloon, 3885 East Bay Drive, Suite 100, Largo. Free dance lesson at 6 p.m., intermediate lesson at 6:30 and open dancing at 7:30. Beginner and intermediate two-step lessons are offered Tuesdays, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., followed by open couples dancing at 8:30 p.m. Music by Bobby Caudill. No cover. Call 804-6612. West Virginia State Society, meets first Mondays, 11:30 a.m., at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. Call Buddy Roush at 544-6543. Widowed Social Club of St. Petersburg, meets last Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. Attendees should bring a $2 donation, a covered dish for six-to-eight people and a place setting. Call Joe at 397-0920 or Fran at 8969207. World Circle Language Club, meets second Saturdays, 11:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Clubhouse, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call 787-3344. YogaWorks of Pinellas offers beginning and continuing yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. Call 596-9226 or email email@example.com. ZONTA Club of Upper Pinellas, meets last Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Call 733-3405. A.A. Clearwater Speakers meet Mondays, 7 p.m., at Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 E. Druid Road, Clearwater. Call Dennis Helgeson at 278-2957. Actors Networking Group meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at 1653 Monterey Drive, Clearwater. Reservations required. Call 5811677. All Childrens Hospital Guild Beach Branch, meets second Monday in September and first Mondays from October through May, 10:30 a.m., at Shells Restaurant, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Call Claudia Roberts at 360-4408. Alpha XI Delta Pinellas County Alumnae meets third Saturdays at varying times and locations. Call 391-0878. AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Classes, for drivers over 50, are taught by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years. Cost is $10. Call 888-227-7669. Seminole Chapter 2569 meets fourth Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m., at Roskamp Auditorium at Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane. Noon meeting, guest speakers and entertainment. Call 393-0561. American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Thursdays at noon Cef Alteri serves dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m., at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Music for dancing is offered Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. Call 447-9204. American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach, hosts a fish and fry on Fridays. Call 391-3670. American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring music from the s second and fourth Wednesdays, at the Post, 130 First Ave. S.W., Largo. Call 585-1225. American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the post, 7550 60th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 544-5137. Artists in Action Poetry Reading Series takes place first Sundays, 1 p.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola, Clearwater. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th Ave.; and Thursdays, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., at City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave. Cost is $5 a session. Call John Tebo at 410-0251. Bay Area Electric Boaters, meets to run radio-controlled model boats on second and fourth Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lake Seminole Park, 10015 Park Blvd., Seminole. The club also meets every third Thursday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., Largo. Call 518-3132. Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Clearwater chapter, meets fourth Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Email email@example.com. Bay Area Macintosh User Group, meets second Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bay Bouquet Garden Club, meets the third Wednesday September to May, 9:30 a.m., at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call 736-5593. Begin With Me AFG, meets Sundays, 7:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Palms, 2250 Nebraska Ave., 2nd Floor, Room 10, Palm Harbor. Call 5486811. Beta Beta Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha International meets first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at various locations. Call 460-6176 or email email@example.com. British Floridian Club, meets the first Saturday of the month at VFW Post 10174, 10997 72nd Ave., Seminole. All people of British heritage are invited. Call Vera at 394-2767 or Dorinda at 578-5471 for details. Bay Area Button Society, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Safety Harbor library meeting room, 101 Second St. N. The society meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Pinellas Park Library meeting room, 7750 52nd St. Call 581-7068. Central Pinellas Republican Club, meets second Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Super Buffet, Seminole Mall (Park Boulevard and 113th Street). Luncheon meeting features speakers and timely political topics. Call Karen Donovan at 687-1318. CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, meets first Tuesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m., at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Building 20, in the medical auditorium. Visit www.chaddonline.org/chapters/ chadd601.html. Childrens Art Classes, for children ages 6 to 12, meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Christ the King PCA Womens Bible Study, meets Thursdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Historic Chapel, 5400 Seminole Blvd. Email mar firstname.lastname@example.org. The Clearwater GFWC Community Womans Club, meets third Tuesdays, September to May, 10 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola St. Call 394-2229. Church and Community Outreach, meets third Thursdays, 4 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Church of the Isles Golf Group, meets Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., at the Pinecrest Golf Course, 1200 Eighth Ave. SW. Call 595-1038. Clearwater Civitan Club, meets first and third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call 584-0461. Clearwater Womens Aglow Community Lighthouse, meets second Saturdays at the Holiday Inn, 20967 U.S. 19 N. The breakfast buffet is $6. Call 938-0808. Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America Support Group, meets first Tuesdays at Morton Plant Education Center, 1234 Druid Ave., across the street from the hospital entrance. Call 723-2207. Daughters of the American Revolution, Caladesi Chapter, meets third Mondays, September to May, 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Friendship Hall, 421 Main St., Dunedin. Call 531-2100. Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825, meets last or fourth Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Countryside Public Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Open to Italian and non-Italian women 18 years and older. Call Vincenza DiLiberti at 447-6890, 455-1521 or visit www.daugh tersofitaly.com. Democratic Womens Club of Upper Pinellas, meets fourth Mondays, 11:30 a.m., at Golden Corral Buffet in Largo, 10050 Ulmerton Road. Call Mary Freeman at 581-4630 for more information. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 hosts a pancake breakfast first Saturdays, 8 to 11 a.m., at 219 South Betty Lane, Clearwater, for $3 ($1.50 children 8 and under). Call 631-0185. Dunedin Masonic Lodge No. 192, meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at 1297 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Call 7332597 or visit www.dunedin192.org.Announcements are submitted by the public; information is subject to change. To place an item in the ongoing calendar or networking leads, send it at least two weeks in advance to CalendarLeads, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, or email editori al@TBNweekly.com. Please include date, time, place and phone number and dont forget to send a notification when the information changes, or the groupstops meeting.Calendar of events ElsaElsa is a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog. She weighs in at 55 pounds, and is a very affectionate pup, preferring to stand near you and get pats on the head. This breed is known for its intelligence and athletic nature, making her a perfect companion for an active family. If you bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services, Elsa can be yours for the low fee of $20. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Visit www.pinellas county.org/animalservices/ petfind.htm or call 582-2600. WinnieWinnie is a beautiful, sweet and very affectionate 8month-old kitten waiting patiently for her new forever home. Shes playful yet gentle, and loves all the attention she can get. Winnie gets along well with most other kitties and would make a great addition to any family. Stop by and meet her at the Suncoast Animal League, 1030 Pennsylvania Ave. in Palm Harbor, or call 7861330.Pets of the week
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B August 4, 2011Visit www.TBNweekly.com Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Rise of the Planet of the ApesGenre: Action, adventure and science fiction Cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, Tyler Labine and David Hewlett Director: Rupert Wyatt Rated: PG-13 Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. 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This month, the featured band will be The Soup. ZOSO, Friday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show. Call 587-6793. Billed as the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, ZOSO was formed in 1995 to create the most mesmerizing and accurate portrayal of the biggest band of the 1970s: Led Zeppelin. Named Best Tribute Act in California by Rock City News, ZOSO covers all of Led Zeppelins hits such as Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker, Rock n Roll, Black Dog and Kashmir. Mama MiaIts Almost ABBA, a tribute to ABBA Music, Saturday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show. Call 587-6793. This tribute band recreates the music of Swedish pop sensation ABBA, performing songs such as S.O.S., Fernando, Dancing Queen and The Name of the Game. This six-piece, fully costumed and choreographed show was the first Canadian tribute to ABBA. Since then, members of the group have toured internationally throughout 11 countries at casinos, resorts, theaters and stadiums and on cruise ships. Fourth Saturday Car Show Series, sponsored by Imperial Palms Apartments, Saturday, Aug. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will have an opportunity to see some of the areas most impressive hot rods and classic cars at the car show. Cars of all ages are welcome. Entry fee is $10 a car and prizes for best in show will be awarded for each decade. Spectator entry is free. All ages are welcome. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Sept. 9-18, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. This musical takes audiences inside the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Arthurs dream of creating a utopian kingdom is complicated by love for his new Queen, Guenevere, and friendship with his favorite knight, Lancelot. The story of passion, chivalry and betrayal has a gorgeous score that includes If Ever I Would Leave You, What Do the Simple Folk Do? and Camelot. Fourth Saturday Car Show Series, sponsored by Imperial Palms Apartments, Saturday, Sept. 24, 5 to 7 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will have an opportunity to see some of the areas most impressive hot rods and classic cars at the car show. Cars of all ages are welcome. Entry fee is $10 a car and prizes for best in show will be awarded for each decade. The Clear Water BlueGrass Revue will perform. Spectator entry is free. All ages are welcome. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com.Clearwater Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through Sept. 4, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddinner theatre.com. Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before its too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress whos too kooky by half; and fiSee LOOKING AHEAD, page 3B Looking Ahead Looking Ahead
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When Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.Magic TripGenre: Documentary Director: Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood Not rated In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York Worlds Fair. He was joined by The Merry Band of Pranksters, a renegade group of counterculture truthseekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouacs On the Road, and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16MM, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With Magic Trip, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage by the Kesey family. They worked with the Film Foundation, HISTORY and the UCLA Film Archives to restore over 100 hours of film and audiotape, and have shaped an invaluable document of this extraordinary piece of American history.The WhistleblowerGenre: Drama and thriller Cast: Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathaim, Monica Bellucci and Nikolaj Lie Kaas Director: Larissa Kondracki Rated: R Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk. Directed by first time filmmaker Larysa Kondracki, the film also stars Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn. Photo by TED STRESHINSKY/CORBISThis bus provides transportation for Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters in Magic Trip, a Magnolia Pictures release.LARGO It may be the middle of summer but the staff at Heritage Villages thoughts are already turning to October, when the 33rd annual Fall Jubilee brings a celebration of autumn to Pinellas County with artisans, musicians, demonstrations and more. One of the biggest draws to the event each year is the huge flea market and book sale, conducted by the Pinellas County Historical Society. Proceeds from this fundraising activity go directly to the operations at Heritage Village and its success depends on the generosity of residents to donate their treasures for the sale. Donations to the flea market and book sale are now being collected at Heritage Village during normal operating hours. The Historical Society is accepting books, tools, dishes, silverware, sports equipment, craft items, toys, jewelry, furniture, seasonal decorations and all types of housewares. Please, no clothing, shoes, computers or televisions. For more information on making a donation or to make an appointment to drop off more than a few boxes, call 582-2233. The 33rd annual Fall Jubilee is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature craft and artisan vendors, musical entertainment, tours of historical homes, a food court, traditional craft demonstrations and living history activities, as well as the flea market and book sale. Vendors are still being accepted. Interested vendors can call 5822233. Heritage Village, operated by Pinellas County government, is located at 11909 125th St. N. adjacent to the Florida Botanical Gardens. Operating hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Monday, Tuesday and all county holidays. Heritage Village brings to life more than 150 years of rich and colorful local history in a picturesque landscape of palmettos and pine trees. For more information on Heritage Village, visit www.pinellas county.org/heritage or call 582-2123.Heritage Village seeks donated treasures August 4, 2011CapricornDecember 22 January 19Theres something off about a business deal, and its up to you to find it, Capricorn. Look to a mentor for advice. Passion explodes at home.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Summertime fun makes the week go by quickly. Be sure you bring an old friend along, Aquarius. The change in scenery will do them good.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Window shopping results in an unusual find. Way to go, Pisces. Party invites flood your mailbox. You dont have the time for them all, so choose the top few.AriesMarch 21 April 19Youre the toast of the town after a great save at work. Enjoy your time in the spotlight, Aries. It wont last long. A windfall fattens your bank account.TaurusApril 20 May 20Affairs of the heart demand your attention. Put everything else on hold, Taurus, and deal with them pronto. A young relative makes a startling announcement.GeminiMay 21 June 21Some secrets should not be kept. Time to blow the lid off the matter, Gemini. A crazy friend invites you on the adventure of a lifetime. Have fun!CancerJune 22 July 22Financial concerns move front and center. Look to an old colleague for sage advice. Family clamors for your attention at home. Make time for them, Cancer.LeoJuly 23 August 22Gestures of kindness punctuate the week. If you want to continue to be on the receiving end, you will have to pay it forward, Leo. A deadline approaches.VirgoAugust 23 September 22A chance encounter with a business associate clues you in to an opportunity. Act quickly, Virgo. They are looking for a service you can provide.LibraSeptember 23 October 22You get sucked into something you wish you hadnt. Find a way out of it now, Libra, or prepare to be in it for the long haul. A fresh perspective is needed at home.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Come on, Scorpio. You knew better than to act so quickly. Fess up and make amends before its too late. Lawn and garden chores begin to pile up.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Honestly, Sagittarius. Did you really think you had it in you? Sure you did, and someone is impressed with your efforts. A reward could be in order. Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudokuHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week CrosswordAcross 1. Mexican cuisine ingredient 10. Biology lab supply 14. Jurassic quadruped 15. Cavalry weapon 17. Vocalization 18. Jack 19. "___ any drop to drink": Coleridge 20. Appropriate 21. Staggered 22. During 24. Magazine middle 26. Kind of jar 28. Check 29. Born 30. 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Osceola Ave. The exhibit features artwork by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild in the Osceola and Carnegie galleries. Surface design is the coloring, patterning, structuring and transformation of fabric, fiber and other materials. The purpose of the guild is to increase community awareness of surface design and its value. As a group, they exchange information on such creative processes as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, beading, basket making, polymer clay, crochet and papermaking. For information about the design guild, visit www.surfacedesignguild.com. The exhibits are open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Call 5624970. Brian Wilson, Saturday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $45 to $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The pioneering musical genius who cofounded the Beach Boys and wrote many of the bands greatest hits, Wilson will be performing the greatest hits of the Beach Boys as well as his solo classics. Wilson is widely recognized as one of the great composers of the last 100 years. The Southern California native along with his brothers, a cousin and a friend formed the Beach Boys while still in his teens. With Wilson as chief songwriter and arranger, the band not only enjoyed dozens of hits, but changed music forever thanks to Wilsons innovative melodies and harmonies. Songs like I Get Around, Help Me, Rhonda, California Girls, Wouldnt It Be Nice and Good Vibrations remain indispensable staples in the rock n roll canon. The bands 1966 release Pet Sounds is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time. Wilson continued to make great music after the Beach Boys, with 10 solo albums including his breathtaking Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE, which he began recording in the 1960s and completed in 2004. That album earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for Mrs. OLearys Cow. Roman Holiday, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classic Film Series, this film made Audrey Hepburn a star. Princess Anne, weary of protocol and anxious to have some fun before she is mummified by affairs of state. On a diplomatic visit to Rome, Anne escapes her royal retainers and scampers incognito through the Eternal City. She happens to meet American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) who, recognizing a hot news story, pretends that he doesnt recognize her offering to give her a guided tour of Rome and falls in love with her. Roman Holiday garnered an Academy Award for the then 24-year-old Hepburn and another Oscar for Best Screenplay. Bryan Adams, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $35 to $59.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Adams is currently touring in support Bare Bones, an acoustic live CD recorded in the spring of 2010 while on the road in the United States. Adams is one of the worlds most highly acclaimed musicians whose career has spanned more than three decades. Constantly in demand, the celebrated rocker is on the road more than 150 days a year playing rock n roll favorites such as Summer of , Run To You, till I Die, Its Only Love, Somebody and The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You. Adams was the first westerner to play in both Pakistan and Vietnam. He has had four No. 1 singles as well as racked up an impressive array of Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Juno Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as Canadas Walk of Fame. Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Aug. 11-21, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 4461360 or visit www.franciswilson playhouse.org. Simons awardwinning autobiographical 1983 comedy, set in Brooklyn in the 1940s, is heartwarming and nostalgic, chronicling young Eugene Jeromes inspiration as a playwright. The Constant Wife, by Somerset Maugham, presented by West Coast Players, Aug. 1228, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. The wife of a top surgeon in London in 1928 is seemingly unaware of the affair between her husband and her friend. The play offers an examination of fidelity and trustfulness. Shawn Colvin, Friday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $47 to $67. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever-more ubiquitous, Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. The threetime Grammy winner has released nine albums to date, including the platinum A Few Small Repairs which featured the hit song Sunny Came Home. Colvins songs have been included in motion picture soundtracks and she has also made appearances in films, on television and on the stage. On her most recent studio album, These Four Walls, released in 2006, she again paired with longtime collaborator John Leventhal, co-writing almost the entire album with him. The album also featured two covers, including the Bee Gees Words and Paul Westerbergs Even As We Are. In 2009, Colvin released Shawn Colvin Live, which captures the beauty and intimacy of her performances, showcasing her inimitable voice and matchless guitar stylings. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Folk Album. Blue Hawaii, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classic Film Series, Elvis comes to life on the screen as Chadwick Gates. Gates has just gotten out of the U.S. Army and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His mother wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant, so Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriends agency. The movie features Cant Help Falling in Love With You, Rock-A-Hula and Presleys version on the Bing Crosby hit Blue Hawaii. Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Sunday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $45 to $125. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Krauss and Union Station will bring the Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 to the Tampa Bay area following the April 12 release of the new album Paper Airplane from Rounder Records. A truly breathtaking collection of 11 exquisite songs, Paper Airplane is Krauss 14th album and the bands follow-up to 2004s triple Grammy winning Lonely Runs Both Ways. It is Krauss first release since her 2007 internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand, which won six Grammys including Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year. High Noon, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classic Film Series, the film stars Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges and Grace Kelly. Lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Millers gang, who are waiting for him at the station. Hippiefest, Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $39 to $75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. The annual concert event celebrates the music of the era and the lifestyle revolution it represented. This summer will mark the sixth year of Hippiefest, which showcases artists who first achieved stature in the decade that expressed peace, love and happiness. This years lineup will include Dave Mason (Traffic), Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad), Rick Derringer, Felix Cavalieres Rascals and Gary Wright. Music-lover can expect to hear hits such as Feelin Alright, We Just Disagree, Im Your Captain (Closer to Home), Were An American Band, Some Kind of Wonderful, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Good Lovin, Groovin, and Dream Weaver. Ruth Eckerd Hall also will host a Hippiefest marketplace offering beads, tie dyes and other iconic reminders of Woodstock, San Francisco and a generation that brought a whole new outlook to life. The marketplace will open at 5 p.m. The Shootist, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Admission is $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classic Film Series, The Shootist was John Waynes last feature length film. Wayne plays a career gunfighter in the autumn of his life, trying to hang up his pistols after he discovers hes dying of cancer. Boarding in the house of an attractive widow and her son, Waynes character opts for peace in his final days but is dogged by his reputation when a handful of killers seek him out for a final fight. Dunedin Second Friday Wine and Art Walk, Friday, Aug. 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Pioneer Park, at the intersection of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. The monthly event features more than 30 participating merchants. Attendees can purchase a $10 wristband enabling them to participate in discounts and giveaways as well as a drawing. Some merchants will have wine tastings, art exhibits, food and entertainment. For information, visit www.delight fuldunedin.com. Wearable ART Fashion Show, Saturday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Tickets are $15 general admission and $35 to $75 for reserved seating. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. This annual event showcases a growing contingent of artists working in fashion related ways. It will continue that tradition in its seventh year featuring an exciting new collaboration with local artistic legend Rocky Bridges and his wife Kathleen Bridges, as well as work by Johnny Hunt, Ivan, Monica Londoo, Kaitlyn Lynch, Leah Pecoraro, Joshua Veasey and Rogerio Martins. The runway show will begin at 9 p.m. with an afterparty to follow.Indian Rocks Beach Florida Artist Group Show, through Aug. 17, at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit features works from the Florida Artists Group and includes 30 paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works from 16 artists. Works offer metaphor, narrative, abstraction and sharp-edged realism. The public is invited. The Florida Artists Group was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1949 and had its first annual statewide exhibition in 1950 in Gainesville. The group is made up of artists whose work has attained national or statewide recognition. The artists showcased in the exhibition are from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties. Participating artists include Kevin Grass, Rhoda Tritschler, Mary Alice Harley, Kas Turner, Patton Hunter, Rebecca Skelton, Pamela Miles, Melissa Miller Nece, Marge Dimmitt, Shirley Frank, Candace Richey Ripoli, Jeri Johnson, Roberta Morgan, George Trimitsis, James Swallow and Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow. Call 5964331 or email email@example.com.Palm Harbor "My Big Fat Italian Funeral," Friday, Aug. 26, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave. Presented by the Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce, this murder-mystery dinner theater will be an interactive event, produced by Murder She Wrote Inc. The production will feature audience participation with selected guests joining a cast of characters. The dinner will be catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Cost is $35 a person. Advance reservations are required. Call 784-4287.Pinellas Park Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Performance, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. The free concert offers attendees an opportunity to relive the golden years of theater as lovely melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The organ, lovingly restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra including a variety of percussion instruments and a bevy of sound effects. Attendees may bring a lunch and enjoy the show. Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps, Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. The concert is presented by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society. Admission is $5. For information, call 3971875. Opera, Broadway and Italian songs in the Park, Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Matinee Opera Players, the free show will feature solos, duets, trios and other ensemble configurations presented in two acts and divided by an intermission. A narrator will provide a brief description of each rendition. Seminole Back to School Bash Movie, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The featured film will be Rio. Call 394-6905. Family Movie Matinee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The featured film will be Rio. Free popcorn and sodas will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 394-6905. Family Movie Matinee, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The featured film will be Joey. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 3946905. Family Movie Matinee, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. The featured film will be Ant Bully. Free popcorn and soda will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 3946905.Treasure Island Caroline Rhea, Friday, Aug. 12, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 plus service fee. Call 367-4511 or visit www.the clubti.com. Rheas sweet smile belies a ferocious wit and a refreshingly shrewd eye for comedy. Rhea has blazed her own trail in the comedic landscape, first on MTVs Half-Hour Comedy Hour, then with Comic Strip Live and Carolines Comedy Hour. Her career really took off when she assumed the role of Aunt Hilda on televisions Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She replaced Rosie ODonnells Emmy-winning daytime talkshow with The Caroline Rhea Show. Continuing her hot streak, Rhea then became the first-ever host on The Biggest Loser, the international weightloss sensation that now airs in over 70 countries. Ben Vereen, Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 plus service fee. Call 367-4511 or visit www.the clubti.com. Vereen starred on Broadway in Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Im Not Rappaport, Chicago, Pippin and Wicked. The Broadway legend and Tony Award winner will bring the bright lights of Broadway to Treasure Island. Adam Ferrara, Friday, Sept. 9, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 plus service fee. Call 367-4511 or visit www.theclubti.com. Ferrara is described as brilliantly absurd and creative-bordering-on-deranged. A rising comedy superstar, Ferrara is a two-time nominee for Best Male Standup by the American Comedy Awards. He is a regular on the talk-show circuit, appearing often on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The View and Rachel Ray. He also landed a recurring role on Rescue Me. Richard Lewis, Friday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m., at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 plus service fee. Call 367-4511 or visit www. theclubti.com. Lewis is undoubtedly Americas most beloved hypochondriac. Elevating depression to high comedy, Lewis has starred in standup concerts on HBO and Showtime, played the lead role for four seasons in ABCs Anything but Love and was Charlie Sheens accountant in Two and a Half Men. He currently costars as himself in HBOs Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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Apartments CHECK YOUR ADS THE FIRST DAYIn the event of error in any advertising, this publication will not be nancially responsible beyond the cost of the advertisement in which the error appears. For advertisement scheduled to run more than one time, this publication will not issue credit for errors beyond the rst publication week. Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertising copy deemed by the Publisher as objectionable in any sense and to change the classication from that ordered to conform to the policy of the publisher. 1. House SalesCLEARVIEW LAKE ESTATES, 2BR/2BA, oversized 1CG. Updated kitchen & appliances, wood & ceramic floors. Deed-restricted community. $149,900. John Doran Realty, (727)461-9142. CLEARWATER 3BR/2BA/2CG Main House w/Family/ Florida Rm. +Apartment w/Kitchen, LR, DR, Bathroom. Pool, Large Fenced Yard. 1542 Pennwood Circle N. $260,000. (727)480-3452. SEMINOLE JUST REDUCED 3BR/1BA, Updated Kitchen, Pool, Bonus Room, $110,900. Sandra Riskowitz, Charles Rutenberg Realty. (727)397-7548 SHORT SALE! 2BR/1BA at only $49K! Newer construction, great room plan, Eat-in kitchen, large fenced backyard. DAVIS SUNCOAST REALTY (727)595-0423 SUNDAY Aug. 7th, 1:00-4:00PM 13341 87th Place N, Seminole. 3BR/2BA/2CG, with updates, $235,000. (727)804-9550. First Time Homebuyer Program*Low Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance at 0% InterestHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County1-800-806-5154www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 years12810 5. Real Estate Sales COLLINS ESTATES HOME Owner says "Make an Offer" on this 3BR/2BA/2CG pool home on pond and cul-de-sac. Newer roof and A/C. Choose your own Updates....$329,750LAKEVIEW LARGO SOUTH CONDO 2BR/2BA Glass Enclosed lanai, W/D in unit. High & dry, non evacuation area. Low $$$ mtn. No car needed. Move in special.$93,500 Maureen Stilwell Rutenberg Realty (727)596-2965, (727)458-2246 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 10. Waterfront SalesOLDSMAR WOODED LOT Direct Bay access. Bring all offers. Sandra Riskowitz, Charles Rutenberg Realty. (727)397-7548 PORT BELLEAIR: 55+,2BR/2BA Intracoastal View, Convenient Location, Covered Parking, On-site Laundry, Heated Pool, Clubhouse. No Pets. $123,900. (727)238-8351 (727)415-0905. 15. Beach PropertyDIRECT GULF FRONT 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Condo $395,000. IMMACULATE WATERFRONT 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Garage, boat slip $234.900 Beach Place One Real Estate (727)593-3000, (800)487-8959. I.R.B.DUPLEX 2BR/2BA. Beachside on Gulf Blvd. Fully Furnished. Excellent Rental Potential. Paid $800,000. MUST SELL, $399,000. Viewpoint Realty, (727)448-3533. 20. Condo SalesBARDMOOR VILLA 2BR/2BA/1CG, End Unit, Large Family Rm. Bright & Airy. $120K. Glen Webb, (727)515-4443, Century 21 Top Sales. BELLEAIR BLUFFS, HARBOR Club, Building C. Intracoastal View. Newly Remodeled, 2 Full Baths, New Windows, Private Garage. F.B.O. $175,000. (727)581-5264. DEERWOOD GARDENS LARGO 2BR/2BA, 930SF, W/D, kitchen appliances, water softener, 2 covered parking places included. $77,400. (727)453-0133. FIVE TOWNS: 55+ 1BR/1BA, 610-1,055 SF, $25K-$32K. 2BR/2BA, 915-1,245 SF. $47,900-$75,900. zillow.com Janis O'Connor, Five Towns Action Realty, Inc. (727)735-1132. IMPERIAL POINT SPECIALS Desirable 2BR/2BA VILLAS 1400 sq./ ft. W/D in unit, large carport w/storage$169,500. GREAT STARTER 1/BR CondoFurnished, not over 55, pool, activities $67,500. Maureen Stilwell Rutenberg Realty (727)596-2965, (727)458-2246 PINELLAS PARK: 55+ Vendome Village, 6925 Monte Carlo, 1BR/1.5BA/1CG, end unit, Completely Remodeled! NEW roof, A/C. paint inside/ out, tile/ carpet. Custom-designed kitchen w/granite countertops, appliances, bathrooms. No pets, $65,000. (727)580-2737. SAND KEY, SW CORNER, South Beach II. Panoramic Gulf view. Private. Updated kitchen, bath. Gated. Fitness room, heated pool. (727)459-0980. SEMINOLE GARDENSBUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME LOW! BEAUTIFUL 52-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA, 704 sq. ft. 1st oor, 55+, Sunroom, Furnished. Close to Pool! $19,900 1BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. 2nd oor, 55+, Elevator, Sunroom, Furnished! $23,900 2BR/2BA, 1,056 sq. ft. 3rd oor, 55+, Elevator, End unit, Sunroom! 6/Mo Maint Fee paid. $29,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Lynn Evans, Realtor (727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.comSEMINOLE GARDENS!Sales & Rentals Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker (727)595-8229 www.seminolegarden.com VILLA, 2 STORY,Upscale Area, 3BR/2.5BA/2CG, Beautifully Furnished and Updated, Charming Courtyard, Fireplace, Tennis, Pool, Docks / Slips on Intracoastal, 10 minutes to IRB. $315,000 Owner. RANDOLPH FARMS Townhouse, 3BR/3BA/2CG, Fireplace, Courtyard, Sunroom, Breakfast Area, Vaulted Ceiling, Patio, New Paint, Tennis, Pool, Docks / Slips, minutes from Shopping and Beach. $229,000 Troy Robinson, Imperial Real Estate, (727)595-4918 25. Townhouse SalesTOWNHOMES AT PARKPLACE 1,971 SF, 3BR/2.5BA/2CG. $189,900. www.zillow.com. Janis O'Connor, Five Towns Action Realty, Inc. (7270735-1132. 35. Mobile Home SalesCLWTR: JAPANESE GARDENS, 55+, SW, 1BR/1BA, All Appliances. 100FT. From Old Tampa Bay. $10,000. (727)531-5001. GLENWOOD ESTATES MHP, 55+. 5 Star, Land Owned Park, 12501 Ulmerton Rd. $170/Mo. Maint. All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP. Brochures Avail at Comm. Building. PALM HILL COUNTRY CLUB, 55+. #767 Royal Palm, Largo. 2006, 3BR/2BA/3CP, 3 Pools, Tennis, Executive Golf Course. REDUCED: $104,888 +Share. Free Realty, Inc. 55+ LINCOLNSHIRE EST. #1515, 1071 Donegan Rd., Largo. 2BR/2BA/2CP, D-W, $15,888Florida Mobile Homes, Inc.CALL JOHN DOLES, (727)510-3331OPEN SUNDAY, 1PM-3:30PM. East Bay Oaks, 601 Starkey Rd. Lot #171 & #50. DW, 2BR/2BAs. Ron Ekberg, Island In The Sun, (727)433-2903. 60. Time SharesASK YOURSELF, WHATIS Your Timeshare Worth? We will nd a buyer/renter for CA$H. No Gimmicks, Just Results! Call (888)879-7165 or visit website: www.BuyATimeshare.com. (N) 100. Real Estate WantedWANTED: MOBILE HOMES! Must Be Under 50 Feet And Moveable. Less Than $3,000. Call Evon (813)789-8331. 120. Out of Town OCALALovely 3BR/2BA/2CG lake-view home, built in 1998, 1,476 sq. ft., cathedral ceilings, Pergo floors throughout, bright white kitchen, all appliances, large Florida room, inside laundry, new Carrier A/C, Much More! $89,900!(727) 391-6424 080411 MANATEE RIVER ACREAGE: Approx. 2 acres, new well, septic & electric, 500+ft road frontage, canal in rear, $100K. 2511 River Bend Dr, Ruskin, FL. Owner financing. (740)260-2282. (C)NORTH FLORIDA LAND:1/2 to 80 acres. Financing available. Counties: Columbia, Suwanee, Gilchrist, Baker, Glades, Polk. Call for brochure & terms. 7 days, 7-7, (800)294-2313 x2774. A Bar Sales, Inc. (C)WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIdation! SW Florida Coast! Brand new, upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo, only $179,900 (similar unit sold for $399,900)!. Prime downtown location on the water! (877)888-7571, x28.(F) 125. Out of State20 ACRE LAND Foreclosures.$0 Down, Take over $99/mo. Was $16,900, Now $12,900! Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Views, Owner Financing, Money Back Guarantee. Free Color Brochure. (800)843-7537.(NET) 125. Out of State Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563FARM LAND LIQUIDATION!Upstate NY! Large buildable acreage starting at $19,900! Gorgeous setting! 30% below market value! Call (866)669-3063 or visit website: NewYorkLandandLakes.com.(C)NC MOUNTAINS: 4.76WOODED acres with view & creek. Perfect for log cabin. Only $23,800. Owner financing available. Call (800)699-1289 or visit website: www.riverbendlakelure.com. (F)NEAR ASHEVILLE, NC.OWNER says sell 3+acres with 1,300+sf log cabin. Large deck and porch, 3/4 loft, lots of glass, private wooded setting with stream and view. Easy to finish. Now $89,900. (828)286-1666. (C)NORTH CAROLINA, BLADEN County, about 2 acres. Beautiful wooded building tract near Tarheel, $12,900. Owner financing, (803)473-7125. (C)TN LAND CLOSE-OUT SALE! Drastically reduced Lake Properties. Smoky Mountains/Cherokee Lake. Large selection starting at 1/2 acre Preview, Aug. 13-14. Sale, Aug. 20-21. Financing available. Call (877)644-4647 or (865)599-6550. (C) 130. Cemetery LotsSYLVAN ABBEY (2) LOTS, Side-By-Side, In Garden Of Memories II, Lot-73, Spaces 1&2. $7,000. (727)409-5252. 135. Rentals EFFICIENCY APARTMENT and/ or Offices 5 Star Location, West Bay Drive. (727)518-6551. AVAILABLE NOW: 2TO 4/BR Homes Take over payments. No money down. No credit check! Call (888)270-0372. (C)FREE FORECLOSURE LISTings! Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call (800)250-2043. (C) 140. Furnished HousesClearwater: Nice 3BR/2BA/2CG In Great Location Near Beaches, Shopping, Airports. W/D, Fenced Yard. $1,200/Mo. (704)996-1905. LARGO: 55+, MINT, 3BR/2BA, Furnished Modular Home, 1,800 SF, Corner Lot, Den, Wood Floors, Pet Friendly. Annual, $1,000/Month, +1st/ Last/ Sec. (727)259-4218. (727)330-6043. 145. Unfurnished HousesLARGO 2BR/1BA, KITCHEN, Dining Living Room Combo. Fireplace, W/D, Bonus Porch. $775/Mo. After 6pm (727)504-3520. 145. Unfurnished Houses3BR/2BA SPACIOUS LARGO Home. NEAR EVERYTHING! Large, fenced yard. Screened patio. 1,400+SF. Island Rentals, (727)596-4949. Clearwater: Nice 3BR/2BA/2CG In Great Location Near Beaches, Shopping, Airports. W/D, Fenced Yard. $1,100/Mo. (704)996-1905. HOME RENTALS Across Pinellas. 3/2s, 4/2s, 5/2s, starting from the $900s. Family owned. (727)532-0020. KENNETH CITY, 6164 55TH AVE N.3BR/1BA, C/H/A, Large Fenced Yard, Carport. Credit Check. $845/Mo. (727)367-9474. LARGO SEMINOLE AREA3BR/2BA/2CG, 2,000SF, split oor plan. Shadow Pines area. Large fenced yard. Near schools, shopping. Includes pest control, lawn care. $1,500/Month, rst, last. (727)647-1999LARGO, 3BR/2BA/1CG, INSIDE utility room, large porch, fenced yard. Walk to park and Pinellas Trail. SWISSHELM REALTY, Kate Daley, (727)415-3093. LARGO, SPOTLESS 1BR HOME (Inside & Out). 443 3rd St N.W. W/D Hook-up, Screened Porch, NICE! $595/Mo. (727)586-2412. PINELLAS PARK: 7275 62nd St. 3BR/1BA, utility room, $800/Mo. (727)954-7712, (727)742-8529. SEMINOLE: 10822 109THST. N. 2BR/1BA/1CG, Fenced Yard, Fruit Trees, No Pets. $725/Month +Security. (727)422-7917. SEMINOLE: 13124 92nd Avenue Near Schools. 3BR/2BA/2CG, C/H/A, Fireplace, Patio, Fenced yard. $1,350/Month +security. (727)515-5481. ST. PETE, 2BR/1BA/1CG. Walking Distance To Crescent Lake,Privacy Fence, $650/Mo. Clearwater Cottage, $150/Wk. (727)458-3477. 155. Furnished CondosBEAUTIFUL 2BR/1BA, 55+. Minimum 3 Months. Available Now. Gated Community. Seminole. Close To Beaches. $750/Month. (727)397-1452. WATERS EDGE: Oakhurst Rd. 55+, Large, Beautifully Decorated, 1BR/1BA, Pool. Annual Lease. $650/Month. (727)398-7383. 160. Unfurnished CondosBAY PINES, 1BR/1BA, 55+. Second Floor, Florida Room, W/D, Pool. Close To Beach. $725/Mo. (727)742-0662, (904)534-3228. FIVE TOWNS: 55+COMMUNITY 1BR/1BA, From $650. 2BR/2BA, From $850. www.zillow.com Janis O'Connor, Five Towns Action Realty, Inc. (727)735-1132. NEW ATLANTIS CLUB Renovated, 2BR/1BA, on Intracoastal. Gated, Pools, Tennis, $825/Month, Cable Incl. Non-smoking. (727)443-3691. SEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, 1st Floor, Everything is New! Water view, 55+, $500/Month. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE: 2BR/2BA, TOTALLY Remodeled.Living/ Dining Room, Eat-in Kitchen, W/D, Pool, Spa, Carport. $785/Mo. (727)482-9139. SEMINOLE: 2BR/2BA, POOL 2nd Floor, W/D, $850/Month, W/S/G & Cable Included. Call Colleen, (727)397-9146, After 4:30PM. SHIPWATCH: Nice Selection Of 2BR/2BA Units. Walk To Beach! Starting At $1,100. Nonsmoking, No Pets. Shipwatch Rlty, Inc. www.ShipWatchRealty.com (727)596-6508. VILLA DE GOLF: LARGO, 55+, 1BR/1BA, Garden Pool, Carport, Cable, New Carpet. $625/Month, (727)398-7383. 160. Unfurnished CondosSUMMER SPECIALS!!! Beautifully Updated, 2BR/1BA, 1,100 SF, Screened Porch, FREE On-site Laundry, Near Largo Medical. Pets OK. $925/Month (727)421-2627. RussellPropertyManagement.com 165.Villa RentalsTIMBERWOODS, LARGO. 2BR/2BA, $950/month, annual +electric and cable. First, last and $500 security deposit. No Pets. Nonsmoking. Stephanie See, Results Real Estate, Inc. 727-580-6275. 170. Furn. ApartmentsFACING EVICTION? Move in today! Studio apts. starting @$185/week. Open 24/7. No credit check. No security deposit. Free local phone calls. Pets okay. (727)446-6560. 175. Unfurn. ApartmentsSEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 2BR/1BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A., Broker. (727)595-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com Apartments for Seniors(New Building)Applications Available atSt. Giles Manor II7650 58th Street N Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 BR Apartments Rent based on income Must be at least 62 years of age(727) 623-9886TTY 800-955-8771 0630111, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS Small Property. Screened Pool, Laundry. Starts at $575/Mo. Credit Check Req. 6570 66th Ave. N. (727)526-2683. BELLEAIR BLUFFSDeluxe 1&2BRs. New Carpet. Overlooking Pool and Courtyard. Between Intracoastal & Shopping. 2942 West Bay Dr. (727)483-4853. BELLEAIR BLUFFS 2BR/1BA Triplex Apartment, quiet cul-de-sac, non-smoking, off street parking, $775+ neg. month. (727)742-1531 BELLEAIR BLUFFS: Charming 2BR, 1,000+SF, Family Room, C/H/A, W/D, Carport/ Storage. $795/month. Small Pet Okay, Call Dave, (727)492-3043. 1BR/1BA & 2BR/1-1.5BA. Pool, Laundry Room. Starting At $575/Mo. Credit Check Required 5290 70th Ave. N. (727)526-2683. CENTRAL LARGO: 2BRDuplex, Excellent Condition, C/H/A, Smoke Free. Credit Check. $675/Month. (727)584-6283 LARGOS BEST KEPT SECRET Beautiful Lake-View Apts. Mile To Beaches. Pool, Jacuzzi, Tennis, Boating, Fishing, Paddle Boats, More! Util. Incl. Move-In Special Only $299. (727)596-9133.CastilianLake@gmail.com 175. Unfurn. ApartmentsFAIRWAY GARDENS AFFORDABLE 2 BR Newly renovated from $675 per month. Near golf course, fresh paint, spacious. (727)217-7253 www.fairway-gardens.com CALL TO HEAR ABOUT OUR SPECIALS OR CALL TO SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Small pets welcome727-585-3723Next door to Largos Brand New Community Center 55+ Community032411 INDIAN SHORES: 1BR APTS. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $650/mo., 850/mo., & $950/mo. includes Electric, Garbage, Water, Lawn Service. Annual. Owner/ Agent, (727)328-2957. LARGO, 1BR, 152 3RD ST NW, $140/Wk.Dunedin Room, $75/Wk. Call (727)586-2412 or Click www.586-2412.com LARGO: VERY CLOSETO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. Move-in Special! 1BR/1BA, $600/month, 2BR/1BA, $650/month, 2BR/2BA, $700/month. (727)280-5005. MADEIRA BEACH 1BR/1BA,2 blocks from beach. Tile floors, C/H/A. Nice yard. $625/Mo. (727)398-9613. MOVE-IN SPECIAL $399!! Pinellas Park Villa, 1BR/1BA, Yard, Pool, Laundry, C/H/A. Pets OK. $665/month includes W/S/G. Easy Qualify. (727)657-9881. www.villa-rentals.webs.com8423 SEMINOLE BLVD. 1BR/1BA, $720/month, Includes super cable, requires deposit. (727)584-4707, (727)392-0248. SEMINOLE GARDENS: DELUXE 1BR, 1,012sf. Immaculate, new AC, appliances, 13x22.6 BR. Walk-in closet, large screened porch, $675/month. 55+. (727)743-3589. S.W. LARGO: LG. 1BR/1BA, $500/Month. Quiet. Laundry on Premises. Petless. $400 security. Yearly lease. (727)595-2228. Last Month FREE! 185. Beach RentalsBook Your Vacation NOW!!! Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs, starting at $315/week. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. www.UncleMiltsCottages.com. (727)595-8013. A MADEIRA BEACH GEM! Walk To Beach. Clean, quiet 1BR/1BA. Tile. Large yard. From $550/month. (727)397-1800 ext. 261 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.SunCoastHome.com. CLEARWATER/ SAND KEY Landmark-1, Gulf-front2BR/2BA, Intracoastal Views, Nicely Furnished. 24/7 Security. All Amenities. No Pets. Available Monthly/ Long Term. From $1,300. Owner, (813)431-9381, (813)407-1020. 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Help Wanted The St. Petersburg Times, Floridas largest and best newspaper, is seeking dynamic leaders for our Home Delivery department which is responsible for delivering our newspaper products to subscribers. Immediate part time openings available in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties! Candidates must have good driving, criminal and credit records, must be able to safely perform all physical and lifting aspects of position, such as ability to safely and repeatedly push and pull carts, repeatedly lift newspaper bundles up to 40 lbs and similar physical movements, be self directed, reliable and perform with the highest levels of integrity, respect and urgency. Field Assistant: This key position will assist in the fulfillment of day-to-day business and distribution operations in assigned geographical areas and distribution centers. Assists in coordinating resources and relationships with customers, staff, independent contractors, and public. 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For more information, please contact Mr. Shiett at 727-530-5521.8510 505. Part-time Help 505. Part-time Help MATTHEWWORKMAN727-367-1223201 108th Ave., Treasure Island(727) 367-1223 or 800-226-8182www.sandcastlerealtyinc.comANNUAL RENTALS ST. 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In summary, contractors MAY NOT: Engage in the business of contracting in the trades regulated by the State or County without a competency license certied or registered in the County. Intentionally furnish false/misleading information on an application for license. Hold oneself out as being licensed or registered, when not so licensed or registered. Advertise to the public in any publication, business card, pamphlet, telephone directory, signs or otherwise that he is a contractor, or that he will perform work in a trade requiring licensure, without being duly licensed to do so. Submit an advertisement for placement in any publication within the County, which identies a contractor offering services regulated by the State or County, without the name of the contractor/business, and the certication/registration # issued by the state or county to that contractor. Subcontract any work to a person, rm or business organization not holding an active certicate of competency for work involved in the subcontract. All commercial vehicles are required to have signs with the Business or Contractors name and license # posted. Home ImprovementBETZ BUILDING Contractors, Inc. All Phases Of Work. 35-Yrs. Local Experience. I-CGC036272 (727)384-0347 (727)644-8847 J&K REMODELING CO. Affordable, Quality Remodels & Rehabs. Free Est. CBC1253003. VISA/MC NOW ACCEPTED (727)798-8772 (727)798-8775 R.J. PATE CONTRACTING Repair, Remodel, Update kitchens, baths, windows, doors. Free Estimates. I-CRC1326585. (727)320-0182 (727)424-2834. Hurricane Shutters S T O R M S H U T T E R D O C T O RAll Types All Brands Repair & Maintenance of Roll Down Shutters. Install Storm Panels & Accordions. Angies List Award & Sr-Screen.com (727) 224-6999State Lic. SC-C056722 SR Screen Inc. 63011 Kitchen & Bath RemodelComplete Cabinet Concepts, Inc. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. 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Adams career actually started several years earlier. In the mid1970s, Adams still in his teens joined the glam rock band Sweeney Todd. The band had already scored a No. 1 hit in Canada and had won a Juno Award. With Adams as their new vocalist, Sweeney Todd released a second album, If Wishes Were Horses. When that album failed to achieve the same success as its predecessor, Adams left the band. Adams was 18 years old when, in 1978, he partnered with Jim Vallance and recorded a handful of demos which eventually ended up at A&M Records. Recorded in Toronto, Adams self-titled debut album dropped in February 1980, co-produced by Adams and Vallance. The album was certified gold in Canada in 1986. His second album, You Want It You Got It, was released in 1981 and included the single Lonely Nights which got significant FM airplay. Then came Cuts Like a Knife, and Adams suddenly found widespread recognition, growing popularity and increasing sales. Straight from the Heart proved to be the albums most successful song, reaching No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The title track, meanwhile, charted at No. 15. Music videos were produced for the singles from the album, playing regularly on the then two-year-old MTV and making Adams that much more recognizable. In 1984, Adams followed up with Reckless which spawned no less than six singles, including Run to You, Somebody, Heaven, Summer of , One Night Love Affair and Its Only Love. All six singles made the top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, with two hitting No. 1. Adams fifth studio album, Into the Fire, was released in 1987. It produced the singles Heat of the Night, Hearts on Fire, Victim of Love, Only the Strong Survive, Into the Fire and Another Day. In 1991, Adams released Waking Up the Neighbors which would become his best selling album. The album included the song (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, which also was featured on the soundtrack for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in the same year. This song spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. It also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Song of 1991. Since then, Adams has released four more studio albums and a number of live albums, including 2010s Bare Bones, an acoustic live album. Recorded in the spring of 2010 while on the road in the United States, Bare Bones features 20 tracks including Cuts Like a Knife, Summer of , Heaven, Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You, Straight from the Heart and All for Love. Adams also is an accomplished photographer, donating the fees from his photographic projects to his namesake foundation that funds projects supporting the victims of wars and natural disasters and other disadvantaged individuals and organizations. According to the organizations website, the Bryan Adams Foundation was set up in 2006 in the aftermath of the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 2004. The foundation strives to improve the quality of peoples lives around the world by providing financial help and support to those people who are committed to bettering the lives of other people, by providing grants to finance specific projects. The foundation seeks to protect the most vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals in society, the website explains. It aims particularly to advance education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide, believing that an educationRuth Eckerd Hall welcomes Bryan Adams Aug. 10is the best gift that a child can be given. The foundations area of support is, however, broad and far-reaching, enabling grants to be given to all sorts of fields around the world, particularly to do with education and children in need. Recent projects which have been supported by the foundation include Action on Addiction, a UK charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education and family support; the Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver, an organization serving individuals with learning disabilities by providing remedial reading and writing programs, remedial math, social skills development, youth skills development and adult support groups, advocacy, public education and community outreach; Childrens Cancer Centre of Lebanon; and Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs. Bryan Adams