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Chinese New Year celebrated in Largo park Briarwood project restartedPlans for apartment complex on Seminole Boulevard to be renegotiated By JULIANA A. TORRES LARGO Largo city commissioners agreed Feb. 5 to the parameters of a renegotiated agreement with the current owners of the Briarwood RV Park, who want to develop the 13.8-acre property into a 260-unit apartment complex. The property at 2098 Seminole Blvd. was annexed into the city in August, after the commission approved an annexation agreement that would cap development of the land at 19 units per acre, allowing the exact amount of apartments the owners intended. The commission also approved in November a new land use designation for the property, termed residential high, a change that had to be approved at the county level by the Pinellas Planning Council. Residents of the nearby Coastal Ridge townhomes and Palm Hill Mobile Home Park have protested against the proposed complex at both the city and county level. The presentation to the commission Feb. 5 was not a public hearing, but Barry Chase, president of Coastal Ridge Homeowners Association, raised several concerns during general public comment. Chase questioned whether the planned drainage would be sufficient and whether the estimated traffic increase of 140 cars was a realistic projection for 260 apartments. The residents of the adjacent properties, who live in townhomes and mobile homes, have spoke out against the proposed height of the buildings as well. How would you like to have a four-story apartment building staring down at your backyard with your kids out there playing or your wife in the back? Chase asked the commission. However, Tom Morrissette, president of the Central Features Business . . . . . . . . . .8-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .7-9B Community . . . . . . . . . .7A County . . . . . . . . . . .4-6A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-6B Faith & family . . . . . . . .14A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .15A Pet connection . . . . . . . .10A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .6A Schools . . . . . . . . . .12-13A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .11A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Runners in the 5K Play Dirty obstacle course push up the mud pit created in the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve Feb. 2. See page 3A.LARGO To celebrate the opening of a new outdoor dining patio, the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Village Inn. See page 9A.BUSINESSTruck, Clown Day is this weekendBring the whole family to enjoy the fun of Touch-a-Truck and Florida Clown Day on Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park. ... Page 2B.POLICE BEATMan jailed for attempted murderPinellas County sheriffs deputies arrested a Largo man Feb. 1 in connection with a shooting in the Coral Way neighborhood. Around 7:10 p.m. Friday, a deputy patrolling the Coral Way neighborhood heard what sounded like a gunshot, then a womans scream for help. ... Page 6A.SCHOOLSTeachers earn Foundation grantsThe Pinellas Education Foundation recently announced the teacher grant recipients for the 2012-13 Teach for Excellence Grant, WorkNet Career Grant, Achieva Credit Union Grant, and Progress Energy Grant. ... Page 12A.A simple message Coach teaches kids about fitness, foods and funCounty sides with the Rays Commission supports organizations exploration of stadium options ... Page 4A. 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Exp. 3/15/13020713 We Offer SHELLAC for Natural Nails20% OFF All Services for New Clients.$500OFF By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO More than 2,000 people attended Tampa Bays first Chinese New Year celebration in Largo Central Park Feb, 2, organized by Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans and the Chinese-American Association of Tampa Bay. It was considered very successful, said Jessica Tien, spokeswoman for the organizations. We received a lot of congratulation. A lot of praises. The four-hour program featured the dragon and lion dances, folk dances, kung fu demonstrations and Chinese music as well as games, food and arts. The Chinese New Year officially begins Sunday, Feb. 10. In Chinese tradition, 2013 is the year of the snake, which symbolizes wisdom and good business. People born in a year of the snake which happens every 12 years, are said to be intelligent, insightful and influential. The year also marks the first time the local Chinese organizations tried to host an outdoor event. The groups are already negotiating with Largo for use of the park next year, Tien said. We really love the venue, she added. See BRIARWOOD, page 4APhotos by JIM LAYFIELDStudents from the Tampa Chinese School perform a lion dance, above, and a dragon dance, at left, during the Chinese New Year celebration at Largo Central Park Feb. 2. For more photos, see page 4A. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESLargo recreation program supervisor and coach Brandon McIntosh, in the blue sneakers, leads the Fit Kids group on a run at Southwest Recreation Complex Feb. 4.County begins veterans services action plan By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala presented a Veterans Services action plan Feb. 5. The plan was presented at the end of an advertised work session on the budget forecast for the years 2014-2023. The county came under fire at the Jan. 29 commission meeting when many veterans and veterans advocates crowded the room to speak on inadequate staffing of the countys Veterans Services Unit and a lack of response to people needing assistance with claims. Three of the five Veterans Services Officers positions are currently unfilled. Two new hires are expected to begin work within three weeks, but will need to be trained, tested and certified, which could take up to six months. The senior VSO position also is vacant. LaSala said staff expects to fill that position within 60 days. The consensus from the Jan. 29 discussion was that two VSOs could not handle the need. LaSala was asked to take immediate steps to fix the situation. He announced Feb. 5 that Hillsborough County was offering immediate assistance by providing a VSO three days a week. Another VSO provided by Florida Department of Veterans Affairs will begin work three days a week on Feb. 7. A retired former Health and Human Services VSO has agreed to volunteer 20 hours a week beginning Feb. 11 to help with the backlog of phone calls and assist walks-ins and veterans who schedule appointments. The VSO assigned to the St. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO On the day after the Super Bowl, Brandon McIntosh had his work cut out for him. The participants of the Fit Kids program, children and their parents alike, were slow to circle around their coach as they gathered on the Southwest Recreation Complex field Feb. 4. Raise your hand if you had a soda last night, McIntosh said, adding about chicken wings to the poll. Raise your hand if you had over four pieces of pizza last night. I had three! one child volunteered. McIntosh, a recreation program supervisor for the city of Largo, started the class with two minutes of running in place. But after only a few moments, he cut in. Stop, stop, stop. Guys, whats the deal today? he asked, demanding better form from his sluggish and talkative class. I want to see the knees up. Now you got three minutes. Ready? See FIT KIDS, page 4A See VETERANS, page 4A Trevon GriffinVIEWPOINTSBob Driver Party talk: what to do about guns. See Bob Drivers column. Page 11A.


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Within the park are Largo Cultural Center, 105 Ce ntral Park Drive, and the Largo Pu blic Library, at 120 Central Park Drive. For information about special events, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.comTouch-a-Truck and Florida Clown DayLARGO Bring the whole family to enjoy the fun of Touch-a-Truck and Florida Clown Day on Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park. At the 20th annual event, children will get to climb, honk and play around in every vehicle you can imagine, including fire trucks, dump trucks, motorcycles, buses, military vehicles, a Bayflight helicopter, 18-wheeler and more. Florida Clown Day, brought to you by the Uptown Clown Alley, will feature more than 100 clowns from all across the state of Florida. These clowns will entertain friends and family with balloon animals, face painting, goofy tricks and lots of laughs. Kids of all ages will enjoy inflatables, train rides, rocket ship car rides and a delicious food court in the middle of the park at this free event. Some of the attractions will require a wristband. Limited on-site parking will be available, or park for free at Largo High School or Largo Middle School. Business ExpoLARGO In conjunction with the Touch-a-Truck event, the city of Largo will host its first annual outdoor community wide business expo on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m., to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park. Learn about services, products and programs local businesses and Largo Recreation facility instructors could offer to you and your family. The event is free. For more information, call 587-6740, ext. 5008.Genealogy seminarLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society will present its annual allday educational seminar and book sale at the Largo Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 8 a.m. Sharon DeBartolo Carmack will be the guest speaker. She is an author of several books and articles and is widely recognized as an excellent genealogist. Registration will be accepted the morning of the seminar at the library. The cost is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. Largo Community CenterLargo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Weekly events Square dancing: Fridays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Spend the evening dancing country-style to professional caller Allen Snell. The cost is $6. Open Air Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse through a variety of vendors in a market featuring local produce, crafters, food, jewelry, artists and entertainment. Swing dancing: Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ is Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card. Bay Area Singles dance : Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress, and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to fit every taste. Cost is $8.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.com.My Little ValentineLARGO Celebrate Valentines Day with crafts, snacks and games during My Little Valentine, an event for children, on Sunday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Southwest Recreation Center. Wear red to help celebrate. The participation of a parent, grandparent or caregiver is required. The cost is $5 in advance or $8 on the day of the event.Kids Only Saturday Night FunLARGO The Southwest Complex will open the game lounge and gymnasium just for children to play games and activities on Saturday, Feb. 16, 5 to 8 p.m. A child registration form is required. This program will be held at the same time as the tennis socials and is open to all kids between the ages of 5 and 10. The cost is, with a recreation card, $2 for residents and $2.50 for nonresidents or $5.50 without a card.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 518-3016. During construction, the complex is accessible from Lake Avenue.Little Lucky LeprechaunLARGO Enjoy themed crafts, snacks and games at Little Lucky Leprechaun on Friday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Highland Recreation Complex The cost is $5 in advance or $8 on the day of the event. The participation of a parent, grandparent or caregiver is required.Zumba BashLARGO Join the Zumba Bash on Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., in the gymnasium at Highland Recreation Complex. The event will feature raffle prizes, healthy snacks and nonstop Zumba. 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4A County Leader, February 7, 2013Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, voiced support for the complex. We believe its a good project, he said. We have a lot of businesses down there that will benefit greatly by the project just by bringing people in. At a public hearing in December, the Pinellas Planning Council decided to not approve the residential high land use designation for the Briarwood property, citing some of the neighboring residents concerns about density and building layout. The council did not feel comfortable relying upon the citys annexation agreement, Largo Community Development Director Carol Stricklin explained. However, standards established in a development agreement would require public hearings at the city and county level before the developers made any changes in the future. The property owners, Dockside Investors VII and BDC Investors II, acquiesced to the councils suggestion to pursue a development agreement. The proposed agreement outlines much of the same parameters the annexation agreement established, such as limiting development to 19 units per acre. The development agreement will simply cap the number of units to make it clear to the Pinellas Planning Council the exact nature of the product, Stricklin said. The property owners also have agreed to a preliminary site plan that places the apartment buildings further toward the interior of the property, away from the townhomes and mobile homes at its north and northwest borders. Parking and landscaping along the exterior provide the additional space between the residences, up to 150 feet from the southern border and 200 feet from the northern side, Stricklin said. By providing those very large setbacks, we feel we have addressed that concern, in addition to the required buffering between the properties, she said. Three-story buildings will be required to be at least 20 feet from the property line, and four-story buildings set back at least 45 feet, city Planner Jesus Nino said. The agreement also specifies not only a maximum of four stories for any buildings, but a maximum height of 70 feet, which will allow for some architectural leniency in the design of the roof. The 30-year agreement also requires the property owners to connect the development to the citys sidewalk system and provide a bike rack. It also specifies a minimum ratio of 1.5 parking spaces per unit. Commissioner Robert Murray pointed out that the development agreement gave the city more control and the nearby residents more say at required public hearings. By contrast, a planned project with up to 118 units would not have needed commission approval. Mayor Pat Gerard requested that the agreement specify that the apartment buildings be placed toward the southern end of the property, away from the established residential communities. I think the surrounding neighborhoods would appreciate that, she said. If necessary approvals were obtained, Nino said the apartment project was not projected to break ground until close to 2015. The draft development agreement also states that the apartments would be sold at market rate and not as affordable housing. In other items, the commission also: Allowed the plans for a new, one-story Chase Bank building at 801 Go! Run! McIntosh said started the Fit Kids program, which meets on Mondays and Thursdays nights at 5:30, because he saw the epidemic of childhood obesity firsthand. I saw kids in the summer time with sweaters and hoodies on, he explained. Id ask them, Why are you wearing that? Its hot outside. The children said they were covering up their weight. They didnt want to be bullied. He realized that their weight was causing depression and low self-esteem. I was seeing kids run around here not really happy with their bodies, McIntosh said. Some of them starve themselves, which is so bad. The realization was eye-opening, he said. McIntosh, who has a background in sports management for major league baseball teams, grieved to see children so stressed out by adult problems. A kid should be a kid, he said. My program emphasizes making fitness fun, in a way that its not for punishment. Instead of punishing kids with push-ups or laps for poor behavior, McIntosh makes the activity engaging. He mixes the very basic workouts with a bit of competition, camaraderie and his own kid magnetism that was immediately apparent to Chrisoula Kiriazis when she first brought his two boys to his flag football program four years ago. He has lots of energy; kids are really attracted to him. They really listen to what he says, she explained. He was incredibly motivating, an optimistic coach. When McIntosh started the Fit Kids program in May 2010, Kiriazis signed up her boys, Winchester and Zachary, who are now 12 and 10, respectively. I had never heard of a program that talked to kids about nutrition as well as did exercise with them. All activities Id been to with my kids involved exercise followed by candy or junk food offered as a reward for performance, Kiriazis said. It drove me absolutely bonkers as a doctor. Kiriazis, who works full-time as a primary care physician, said she saw her own kids growing in confidence, strength and agility through the program. She thought McIntoshs idea should be expanded. Brandon began a program that built on the momentum of whats happening in this country, she said. Its not just taking them to the soccer field, its about teaching them how they should be eating. Fit Kids also is unique in that it encourages parents to join their children in the workout. But McIntosh said he was continually stymied in gaining parental participation on the nutritional aspect of the program. The kid doesnt buy the food, the kid doesnt have a job, so the parent has to be on board too, he said. He provided the children with food logs to take home, but wanted a better way to communicate the principles of healthy eating to their parents. In April 2012, Kiriazis suggested they partner up to write a straightforward, informative book that would carry McIntoshs simple message. They met every weekend for about six months before self-publishing Fit Kids for Life: A Parents Guide to Raising Healthy Children in November. The book is useful at all levels and ages, said Kiriazis explaining that her adult and senior patients have said theyve found the book helpful. While shes not a pediatrician, treating parents is part of the continuum of promoting a healthy lifestyle. As a parent, youre probably not thinking, Well I have to take care of myself and be healthy because thats important for my kids. But thats really the truth. If youre not healthy, you cant take care of your kids, she said. McIntosh said hes spreading the word about his fitness program through local pediatricians. Hed like to some day tour hospitals and other recreation centers to reach a greater audience with his message of fun, fitness and healthy eating. I like changing kids lives. Thats our future, he said. For more about the program or to purchase the book Be a Fit Kid, visit www.beafitkid.org. Proceeds from the $10 book are donated back to charitable causes. Petersburg office will work out of the Clearwater office two days a week. LaSala estimated that the backlog would be cleared within three weeks. Hillsborough County agreed to provide a loaner VSO for two weeks to one month, after which time staff will assess future needs for that assistance. The FDVA will provide a VSO for two months with the possibility for more time if needed. The countys Veterans Services will have five VSOs in addition to office support specialists and case managers, according to the action plan. The Veterans Services Unit is currently, and will continue to be, supervised by a senior VSO, as well as a program manager, LaSala said. The newly hired VSOs are scheduled to attend a four-day training course in March. Hillsborough County will provide training for the VSOs prior to the March training. In addition, Health and Human Services will monitor the phone backlog, appointment scheduling and walk-in traffic daily to ensure the action plan is working for the next three months. Afterwards, monthly monitoring and reports will be done to evaluate the efficiency of the program. LaSala pointed to misinformation that came from the Jan. 29 meeting and stressed the point that the county was only one of 11 places where veterans could get assistance with their claims. Pinellas County is not accredited but does have power of attorney to help, he said. Claims processed by the county are passed on to one of the accredited organizations, he said. He said the figure of $57 million in claims for the county in 2012, as presented by the FDVA, was incorrect. He said it was only $44 million and that the countys office contributed about $16 million of that total. He also disputes the assertion that revenue generated by claims would go down due to the countys problem with staffing. I dont expect to see a drop in revenue, I believe it will be an increase, he said. He said so far for the first quarter of 2013, the numbers are up and he expects the numbers to exceed previous years. It costs the county an estimated $500,000 to provide veterans services. Commissioner Norm Roche suggested using that money to assist the 11 organizations instead of running a separate program. We (the county) assist with the most difficult cases, the ones that are hard to get into the system, said Commissioner Karen Seel. She said county VSOs had been able to provide that help because we had a very skilled staff. Commissioners also talked about the communication issue between staff and the veterans. There was clearly a communication issue, Commission Chair Ken Welch said. We need to eliminate the backlog and make sure the same problems dont happen again. VETERANS, from page 1A FIT KIDS, from page 1A Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, coach Brandon McIntosh leads the Fit Kids class in a running drill. At left, McIntosh and Dr. Chrisoula Kiriazis collaborated on the book Fit Kids for Life, pictured below. Medals of GallantryDuring the Feb. 5 meeting, Fire Chief Mike Wallace presented Medals of Gallantry to two firefighters who acted quickly to save a mans life while off duty. On the evening of Oct. 23, Lt. Shaun Carroll and Firefighter Paramedic Kyle Lighthiser were working out at the CrossFit of Tampa Bay gym in Largo when one of the patrons collapsed. With a gym full of bystanders, Carroll and Lighthiser immediately began performing CPR, telling another patron to call 911. Before the patient left the gym, he had regained a pulse and was awake, though not fully alert. Carroll drove to the hospital and met the man in the emergency room while Lighthiser stayed back to help debrief the witnesses. If youre working out at a gym and somebody collapses and you have the forethought and the calm to work through a cardiac arrest while your off duty, I think that very much characterizes gallantry, Wallace said. W. Bay Drive, within the Community Redevelopment District. The building will appear to be two stories, as normally required within the corridor. Approved the Public Works Departments purchase of 16 vehicles for a total of about $1.7 million. Approved support of the Florida League of Cities 2013 legislative action agenda. BRIARWOOD, from page 1ATampa International CEO shares vision By LESTER R. DAILEYCLEARWATER Forty-one years ago, a former World War II airfield was transformed into what was generally considered to be the best airport in the world, and the first to use the people movers that have become standard equipment in many major airports. Now, the airports CEO, Joe Lapano, has unveiled the results of a $1.8-million study aimed at making Tampa International Airport even better. The design of the airport was brilliant 41 years ago but is now showing its age, Lapono told the Clearwater City Council at its February 4 work session. And when we studied the problems, we found many opportunities. Congestion at curbside and on the nearby roadways is a major problem, and Lapano attributes much of it to rental cars that are rented in remote locations and driven to the terminal to load, unload or park. The plan advocates turning the underutilized South Development Area near the existing post office on the approach road to the terminal into a one-stop shopping center with rental car storage and maintenance, restaurants, hotels for humans and pets, a convenience store and other amenities. From there, passengers could step off the people-mover and onto a train for the 1.5-mile trip to the terminal. This (South Development Area project) will be a huge opportunity for the airport, Lapano told the councilmembers. This will be the most efficient rental car facility in the country. In addition, many of the airports 573 employees, and some of the nearly 6,500 employees of airlines, restaurants and other services at the airport, could be moved from the terminal to the South Development Area and provided with parking spaces for their cars there. That would eliminate, or at least postpone, the necessity to build a new terminal. Terminal usage has actually declined over the past few years. Enplanements peaked at 9.5 million passengers a year in 2007 but then dropped to its current 8.5 million when the double-whammy of the economic crisis and the BP oil spill took a severe toll on Gulf Coast tourism, according to a graph Lapano supplied. But Lapano expects Florida tourism to rebound in the coming years. He predicts that annual enplanements will reach about 14.4 million by 2031, and the main terminal passenger count, both inbound and outbound, will be double that number. He expects to accommodate those crowds by demolishing the current Marriott Hotel and building a new one elsewhere on the airports property. He also plans to expand the current terminal building a bit. Government agencies such as Customs and TSA will be relocated to more central locations, and some airport businesses may be moved or eliminated. With that plan, we can go through 2041 without touching the north end of the airport, Lapano said. And it will avoid the expense of building a new terminal. We have a brilliant airport terminal, he said, Lets just stay with what we have. Noting that airline travel is a pretty flat market in the U.S. Lapano said that support services are a growing percentage of his airports income. But the airline picture isnt entirely bleak because international travelers are filling some of the void, he added. Images courtesy of the CITY OF CLEARWATERShown top is how the South Development Area currently is laid out. Above are the plans for how to make the South Development Area more efficient and effective.What I showed you is going to be expensive, but its fundable, Lapano told the councilmembers. Its going to cost over a billion (dollars). But you dont have to spend the money until you need to. While praising the plan, Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos said that he hopes the changes will include ground transportation to Clearwater and other Pinellas County destinations. Lapano replied that ground transportation to nearby cities is not the airports responsibility, but he agreed that it is sorely needed. I got a non-stop flight to Zurich, Lapano said. But I cant get a non-stop bus to Tampa. Above, Dominique Fernandez, left, 7, and Ashley Leighton, 7, both of Tampa check out the Third Prince at the Chinese New Year Celebration in Largo Central Park Feb. 2. At left, Ying Wu, left, of Tampa and Ping Wang of Orlando, members of the Sunshine Dance Group, came prepared for the sun.Year of the Snake Photos by JIM LAYFIELD


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To date, Mayor Bill Foster has refused to allow any talks that involve a stadium outside St. Petersburgs city limits. Welch made it clear that his first choice would be for the team to stay in Pinellas due to the support of local taxpayers that made it possible to build Tropicana Field, where the Rays have played since March 31, 1998. He pointed to the more than $100 million in tourist development (bed) tax money that has funded debt service on The Trop since 1986, as well as the savings to the city of about $1 million in taxes due to the county taking over ownership of the stadium in 2002. Its been an incredible journey to bring baseball to the Tampa Bay community, he said, as he reminded everyone that there had been a community on the site, who had been promised jobs and a better economy. Welch was referring to Laurel Park housing complex, an affordable housing project where 500 people had lived. The complex was torn down to make room for what would first be known as The Florida Suncoast Dome, which opened in March of 1990. The stadium changed its name to the Thunderdome in August 1993 and the Tampa Bay Lightning played there for two years. In April of 1995, the city of St. Petersburg signed a 30-year lease with the Devil Rays, who changed their name to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007. That lease, which requires the team to play at Tropicana Field, expires in 2027. Welch said it was important to keep the focus on expanding the vision of having major league baseball in Tampa Bay for our children and their children. Nothing is going to happen without dialogue advancing in an open and honest way, he said. Team Owner Stuart Sternberg said the Rays hoped to continue to move the ball forward and really come up with a solution for long-term success. He thanked the county for its contributions. Baseball clearly would not be here without those past efforts, he said. He thanked the city of St. Petersburg Council and the mayor, but said, Were just a baseball team and we try to provide some entertainment nightly. He said in the Tampa Bay region about 100 million hours were spent each season watching Tampa Bay Rays games, either at the Trop or on TV, which is good but not good enough. Weve had a great five year run, he said. But, attendance is just not up to snuff. Season tickets are the lifeblood of baseball and other sports teams because we make our annual plans on the sales. The team has less than 1,000 season ticket holders and fewer than 300 in St. Petersburg. Having 300 home city season ticket holders is not enough, he said. Last year, the team ranked last in attendance of all other major league baseball teams, despite having a winning season and an appreciative fan base. I want to be here and I want the franchise to be here, Sternberg said. Attendance is a limiting factor for the teams future, he said. He said he never believed the team would stay at Tropicana Field through the end of its lease, which is why the team proposed building a new stadium on the waterfront in St. Petersburg in 2007. He admits feeling disappointed when the proposal for the new stadium fell on deaf ears. He said he doesnt believe that the teams best chance to succeed, win and create a sense of excitement and keep players here could happen while playing at The Trop. Average attendance at MLB games is 30,000 a year. Attendance to Rays home games in 2008 was 22,600 and 19,200 in 2012. The team believes another location would increase attendance. Currently, one-third of fans come from Hillsborough County, one-quarter from Pinellas and the remainder from other locations. Sternberg said the team had done what it could to be regional, playing games in Orlando and moving spring training to Port Charlotte in hopes of spreading its fan base throughout the state. The Rays have not made any decisions about moves to other locations and cant even explore the possibility due to the lease agreement with St. Petersburg. However, management wants to explore sites identified in a 2010 report by the ABC Coalition, which was initiated by former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker in 2008. Two of the sites are located in Hillsborough County and one is in Pinellas. We just want to follow up on the report, Sternberg said. We may find out where we are is best, but I dont imagine that will be the case. But I dont know. I want to ensure baseball is here for 100 years not just until the end of a lease. He said it would take time to figure out the best stadium location, make plans and then construct it. Time is not a friend of ours, he said. MLB is taking an interest. Its important to see that something is done here. Welch wanted assurances that serious consideration would be given to sites in Pinellas. Given the substantial investment by Pinellas County, we have quite a stake in this, he said. Sternberg assured Welch that sites in Pinellas would be considered. Its not our intent to do anything other than follow up on the ABC report, Sternberg said. Welch said the debt for Tropicana Field would be paid by 2015. He said it was time to broaden our thinking and look to the future. Commissioner Janet Long asked Sternberg what it would take to move the conversation forward between the team and Mayor Foster. I dont know, he replied. If I had any sense of it, I would have already done it. It saddens me that we have to have this conversation, said Commissioner Susan Latvala. It (the team) is a business as well as an asset to the community. I wish it were the decision of the board (of county commissioners). We want you in the best place. Sternberg said it wasnt right to have a winning team with no support behind it. We should be in the top 20 (for attendance) and that would be enough to run a ball club, he said. He said in the early years when attendance was low, everyone told them just win, and all will be well. The Rays have factored in that at the same time the team was peaking, the economy was trending downward, but he said other MLB teams went through the same problems with the economy and didnt have the same drop in attendance. He estimated that the economy affected attendance by 10 to 20 percent. The Rays have the most affordable tickets in MLB. Fans can bring in their own food and drink. The team has offered free parking as an added incentive, as well as promotions and after-game concerts. We really need to get the message out about how good this team is, Commissioner John Morroni said. People are focusing on negativity. We need to remember the positive. Sternberg said more people coming to the games would make a big difference. If we could just get everyone to show up once in a while, he said. Sternberg said the team didnt aspire to get to be the Yankees, but we have to get to average (attendance). St. Petersburg City Council Chair Karl Nurse said the way to get past the stalemate was to take the first step. Nurse favors talks with a developer who presented plans for a stadium at Carillon Business Park in north St. Petersburg. Beyond that, he doesnt know the next step. Were kind of in a box, he said. We can only look at what is in front of us. He mentioned other sites Westshore and downtown Tampa that could be possible locations. We need to have a dialogue, Welch agreed. He then passed on a message from Foster, who attended the meeting but had to leave early, to Sternberg about a time for a future meeting if the Rays are open to that. Out of respect to the mayor and his office, I wont violate his authority, Welch said. But if the mayor would allow you to look in both counties, I would support it. Heroes honored at 18th Appreciation LuncheonST. PETERSBURG A number of local heroes accepted awards during Pinellas Commissioner John Morronis Appreciation Luncheon for Emergency Personnel Jan. 25, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. The 18th annual luncheon continued Morronis tradition of honoring the men and women who serve as emergency personnel. The sold out event of 415 supporters raised more than $24,000 for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Police Athletic League. The 2012 Appreciation Awards recognize exceptional dedication and efforts above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the citizens of Pinellas County. The honorees were: Deputy James Cooper with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Officer Karl Wassmer with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10 Dustin Seabolt, firefighter with Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Megan Hollern, paramedic; Jeff Banks, emergency medical technician; John Hanshew, paramedic and Michael Gonzalez, EMT, all of Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services I am so pleased with the support of this luncheon each year, and the support of our first responder community, Morroni said. Deputy James Cooper, left, poses with Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni at the Jan. 25 Appreciation Luncheon for Emergency Personnel.


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Visit their website: www.belloiserealty.com and use the tools to search options to get you started on creating your perfect lifestyle. See their available listings for homes or the perfect vacation rental. Visit their office at 57 Baymont St. in Clearwater. Dont hesitate! Call now 727-461-7780. We were impressed with the friendly atmosphere at this Deli. Eva & Richard, the owners, serve the best Polish dishes we have ever had. They are located at 12545 Ulmerton Rd. (Just east of Indian Rocks Baptist Church) in Largo. Phone your order in advance and they will have it ready to Eat In or Take Out when you arrive. Phone: 727-400-4722. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-6:30pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. We highly recommend you order the Sampler with this ARTICLE its only $7.99 (Early Bird 4 to 6:30) and its enough to split. Youll enjoy Pork Loin with mashed potatoes, real sauerkraut and pickles or the Polish Sausage, sauerkraut, a potato pancake, stuffed cabbage and Pierogi. Eva tells us they cater for up to 400 people and have room for up to 40 people to have a private party. You can enjoy 10 different imported Polish beers at $2.99 a bottle or can, plus house red or white wines at $3.75 per glass. Call 727-400-4722 to order a special cake made on premises at the Deli. They accept all major credit cards including PayPal.Weve found a roofing company that gets the job right the 1st time! (A.C.E.S ROOFING) Buy from Belloise RealtyA Clearwater Beach Realtor and Resident for over 43 years!Youll enjoy everything on the menu at SIKORSKI DELI & FISH MARKET!2713Hop in the Beach Car with Broker Sal & Mktg. Director Patty Belloise & take a tourChris the owner inspects every roof job and guarantees itRichard & Eva, owners of SIKORSKI DELI. Police beat Police beatMassey, 30, and arrested him. The arrest came about four hours after the armed robbery of Fifth Third Bank, 11281 Ulmerton Road. Largo PD released photos of an armed robber wielding a knife just after 2 p.m. Jan. 30 with a release about a robbery at Fifth Third Bank that occurred about 12:53 p.m. In a report released just before 5 p.m., detectives reported they had located and arrested Massey. Massey was charged with both robberies. His booking report is not yet available from the Pinellas County Jail. Richard Carpenter, 58, of St. Petersburg was arrested at Bay Pines hospital, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Jan. 30 and taken to the Pinellas County jail where he was charged with five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. He was released the same day on $30,000 bond. According to investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Carpenter has been fraudulently obtaining the prescription drugs since October of 2012. Investigators received information Jan. 28 about a prescription fraud case involving a doctor. According to the information received, Carpenter had called in several fraudulent Valium (Diazepam) prescriptions for himself beginning in October 2012. Investigators say that Carpenter used an acquaintance doctors name and DEA number to obtain the prescriptions illegally. Carpenter also used his health care insurance to offset the cost of the prescription. In all, Carpenter obtained at least 500 Valium 5 mg pills and had attempted to obtain more before his arrest. The investigation continues.Man in jail for two Largo robberiesLARGO Largo police detectives arrested a man suspected of two robberies Jan. 30, including the robbery of Fifth Third Bank that occurred earlier in the day. Lt. Mike Loux, spokesperson for Largo PD, said detectives were following up on leads from the Dec. 14 strong-armed robbery of BB&T Bank, 14141 Walsingham Road, when they located Ronald J.Largo man in jail for attempted murderLARGO Pinellas County sheriffs deputies arrested a Largo man Feb. 1 in connection with a shooting in the Coral Way neighborhood. According to the sheriffs report, around 7:10 p.m. Friday, a deputy patrolling the Coral Way neighborhood heard what sounded like a gunshot, then a womans scream for help. Deputies responded to 3744 135th Ave. N., where they found Brieonne Danielle Roiland, 30, of Largo, screaming she had been shot. As medical personnel tended to Roilands injuries, deputies set a perimeter around the immediate area and apprehended Trevon Lamar Griffin, 19, running through a field a short distance away from the crime scene. After conducting preliminary interviews, it is believed Griffin had attempted to rob Roiland at gunpoint when she was shot in the neck. Griffin was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. He was charged with attempted first degree murder, no bond; attempted armed robbery, bond $100,000; discharging a firearm in public, $500 bond; resisting arrest without violence, $500 bond; and possession of marijuana, $500 bond. Roiland is currently recovering from the gunshot wound at a local hospital.Juvenile burglars caughtCLEARWATER Clearwater police arrested three juveniles on Jan. 29 for multiple vehicle burglaries, according to a police report. Around 9:15 p.m., a witness called police to report seeing three suspects burglarizing unlocked vehicles in an apartment complex parking lot, the report said. The witness provided a description, and responding officers located two suspects at MacArthur Park Apartments. The third suspect was arrested east of U.S. 19. The suspects are all juveniles, and officers linked them to five vehicle burglaries at Wellington Apartments and Park Place Apartments, the report said.VA surgeon charged with drug fraudST. PETERSBURG A surgeon employed at Bay Pines VA Medical Center is out on bond after his arrest on multiple counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Trevon Griffin Photo courtesy LARGO POLICEThis man armed with a knife is accused of robbing the Fifth Third Bank, 11281 Ulmerton Road in Largo just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Ronald J. Massey, 30, was arrested and charged with the robbery later that afternoon.


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But six months into her college career, the Steeles received a phone call that no parent ever wants to get: Their daughter began to exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia and she was unable to care for herself. This changed not just her life, but our lives forever, Elliott Steele said. The couple, which lives in Indian Shores, watched their daughter struggle not only with her illness, but also with the subpar mental health services available to her in Pinellas County. They stood by her side the entire time, fighting for her, rooting for her. Over the years, they evolved from her strongest supporters to tireless advocates for all those with psychiatric needs throughout the entire county, as well as across the state and the country. They became heavily involved with the regional and Florida chapters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In 2003, inspired by their daughter, they opened the doors to the Vincent House in Pinellas Park. Now the nonprofit organization celebrates 10 years as a restorative community, using the idea of recovery through work to help those who struggle with mental illness to realize their potential and to move beyond the boundaries that grew around them from the stigma of their disease.Getting startedArmed with a culinary background working for Hyatt Corp. as well as a law degree, Elliott eventually worked his way up to the position of administrative director of support services at the University Community Hospital in Tampa. Dianne owned Steele Animal Hospital in Seminole. In 1999, he quit his job and she sold the veterinary clinic. They decided it was time to focus their efforts on mental illness advocacy full-time. It was time to do something more, Elliott said. There are more than 800,000 people with severe and persistent mental illness in the state, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, he added. More than 40,000 of them are in Pinellas. And theyre not receiving the treatment they need. At the time, Florida ranked 47 among all 50 states when it came to per capita mental health funding. Today, it ranks 51, Elliott said. Even below Puerto Rico. The concept for Vincent House is based on similar clubhouse programs in other states. Those who join are members, not patients, and it focuses on creating a local community center for those with mental illness, revitalizing their hopes and dreams while preparing them for real life work experiences. The couple teamed up with Bob Dillinger, public defender for Pinellas and Pasco counties, to obtain the funding they needed to create such an environment. [Dillingers] a very strong advocate for people with mental illness, Elliott said. Hes an advocate for people, period. It took nearly two years, but their relentless grassroots efforts earned them the state funding they needed to open a clubhouse in Pinellas. On Jan. 20, 2003, doors to Vincent House, which at first operated out of a former sub shop in a local strip mall, opened. Literally, the fridge at the time was an ice chest, Elliott said, and there was a grill in the back yard that we cooked on. But they had to start somewhere, Elliott said, and the members began to trickle in. We were much smaller then, Dianne said, but it was the same basic idea: we wanted to help people transform their lives. During the summer of 2005, having outgrown its location, Vincent House moved to its permanent home at 4801 78th Ave. With around 250 active members around 60 of them dropping in daily and 600 lifetime members, it wasnt long before even this new 2,800-square-foot space was too small. But they were receiving less and less money from the state each year. So the nonprofit began a fundraising campaign, raising more than $1 million to build a 5,000 square foot addition to the building. Looking back at its humble beginnings, Dillinger is struck by how far Vincent House has come. More than a decade ago, [it] started in a small strip store. It now has a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, he said. What has not changed is the delivery of hope to those with mental illness. Without hope, people will not succeed in life and may actually become a societal liability.How they helpVincent House operates much like a small, selfcontained city. Theres a bank, a cafeteria, a thrift store, a business and media center. Its members run all of these areas. They prepare the meals. They answer the phones. They run the retail thrift shop. One group creates and designs newsletters for the nonprofit. The tasks and duties they learn while on the job prepare them for working in the real world, Dianne said. They come in with no hope, no confidence, no self-esteem, she said. This builds them back up. Working is rehabilitation for them. The nonprofit helps them utilize their newfound skills beyond the walls of Vincent House. The organization teams up with local businesses to help its members find first transitional employment (sometimes staff members even train on the job with them to make for a smoother transition) and eventually permanent, independent jobs. Vincent House also assists members in meeting education goals, whether its earning a GED or applying to colleges, and helps them in other areas, such as finding housing. New members walk through the door each day. The Steeles, amazed by the transformations they see, cant help but think back to their own experience of Photos courtesy of VINCENT HOUSEAbove, Mike Parker, left, and Mike Taddeo whip up a delicious meal in the Vincent House kitchen. At left, Vincent House member Latoya Johnson was hired as a mail clerk at the Public Defenders Office. For the past decade, Vincent House, 4801 78th Ave. N., has helped individuals with mental illnesses rejoin the work force and rebuild their confidence. See VINCENT HOUSE, page 8A


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Some are homeless and have lived on the streets; others live with their families or are successful professionals. No matter their background, all of them rely on the programs at Vincent House to help them overcome their illness and get back on their feet. Joe Stabile, 57, of Pinellas Park, who has come to Vincent House from the very beginning, puts it bluntly: the nonprofit quite literally saved his life. The bottom line is, if I never came here, Id probably be out on the streets, or dead somewhere, he said. Its a phenomenal place. Ive been blessed to come here. An addict, Stabile has been clean for some time now, and rents a place with several other Vincent House members. Chiquita Ivory, 35, of Pinellas Park, found the Vincent House three years ago, when no other program seemed to be helping. Coming here made me want to be a better person, she said. It has helped me to build my selfesteem, and to grow and to be the mature person Ive become. Today she holds two jobs, and loves them both. This past November, at one of her jobs she was recognized as Employee of the Month. Ron Ritchie, 61, of St. Petersburg, felt unemployable when he first joined Vincent House six years ago. Today he works as a transportation specialist for a local hospital, a job he was only able to get because of his work at Vincent House making pickups and deliveries. Im really impressed by this place, he said. Its something really special.What the future holdsAs Vincent House celebrates a decade of helping individuals with mental illnesses, Elliott and Dianne Steele are preparing to step down from their positions of executive director and assistant director, respectively. Every place needs some new blood every once in a while, Dianne said. The couple will remain active with the organization though. But theyll be handing leadership over to William McKeever, program coordinator, who is passionate about Vincent House and its work in the community. We really do what no other organization does in the community and perhaps in the state, he said. And thats help people who really live on the fringes of society. The organizations big project moving forward is a possible expansion to Pasco County. The Steeles say theyd like to see a Vincent House in each of Tampa Bays counties, but Pasco needs it the most. Theres so little up there for those with mental illness, Dianne said. A board for the potential Pasco Vincent House has already been organized, and weekly, sometimes daily, discussions, on making it happen are under way. Vincent House also continues to seek donations and alternative funding for its work, as the state provides less and less funding each year. Its new Sponsor a Life program individuals to pledge a monthly gift to help provide scholarships to potential members who would otherwise be unable to afford the monthly dues. And on Feb. 2, the nonprofit will host its Purses 4 Hope sale. All proceeds from the sale of new and nearly new purses and accessories will benefit the organization. For more information, visit www.vincent-house.org. finding help for their daughter. We constantly see family come in with a son or daughter, or an uncle, aunt, brother, or sister, Dianne said. I think that if at the time such a program existed for our daughter, if we had a place like this to go to, if we had been able to walk into a facility like this and be treated with dignity, things would have been much different.Who theyve helpedThere is no one mold for a member of Vincent House. The men and women who seek help from the organization range in age from teens to seniors. VINCENT HOUSE, from page 7A Photo courtesy of VINCENT HOUSEChris Jones and Jacki Betz train in Vincent Houses business center. Business notesSpa to host weight loss seminarLARGO A free weight loss seminar will be presented Wednesday, March 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at i spa Health Studio, 9225 Ulmerton Road, Suite 306. 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Tower of the Year honors went to TowBoatUS Tampa Bay, which is owned and operated by Capt. Larry Tieman and Capt. Clayton Tieman. The company has eight locations along the Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to Cedar Key, including St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Hudson, Homosassa River, Crystal River and Yankeetown. Much like an auto club for boaters, an annual on-the-water towing plan with TowBoatUS gives boaters and anglers a reliable way to call for assistance when their boats break down on the water, run out of gas, or run aground. The locally-owned company is part of a nationwide network of over 300 ports and a fleet of over 600 TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats. The company was honbrewer and founder of the Pinellas Urban Brewers Guild, opened the nano-brewery in a warehouse on Bryan Dairy Road. Ratebeer.com members from around the world base the ranking on ratings. The popular website also ranked Cigar City Brewing in Tampa as the best brewery in Florida and CCBs Hunahpus Imperial Stout the best beer in Florida. Im honored by the ranking, especially since so many excellent breweries opened last year, said Rapp in a press release. Rapp is a former software engineer who began brewing 10 years ago. We all learn from each other and its great to be part of the craft beer renaissance in Tampa Bay, the center of Floridas craft beer scene. The brewery includes a 650square-foot tasting room and hosts special events for craft beer enthusiasts, including frequent gatherings of home brewers. It specializes in small-batch artisanal ales and lagers and explores myriad beer styles, including some once thought to have been lost to history and others that push the boundaries of modern craft brewing. Rapp Brewing is distributed by Great Bay Distributors, though most of its beer is sold directly to ored for its near perfect towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and satisfaction, as well as towing case management. The company also received two additional awards, including the BoatUS Membership Achievement Award for selling the most BoatUS memberships in the entire fleet. It also was honored with the BoatUS Dispatchers Choice Award, given by the dispatching staff at the BoatUS 24hour call centers for providing members with fast response and utmost professionalism during the dispatch process. We have grown our business to become the largest BoatUS towing service provider in the United States and we are very proud of our accomplishments, said Capt. Tieman in a press release. With 14 boats and 16 captains, we handle over 2,500 requests a year for on-the-water assistance. 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Under the terms of the agreement which is subject to regulatory approval Mortgage Investors Corporation will operate as a whollyowned subsidiary of HomeBancorp Inc. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013. Our experience and expertise has resulted in us refinancing over 350,000 VA mortgage loans for our nations veterans, said William Edwards, chairman of the board of Mortgage Investors Corporation, in a press release. We are proud to have helped veterans save millions of dollars over the years in reduced mortgage payments, and we are especially proud of our more than 1,200 employees who have made this company what it is. According to Edwards, the two companies have worked together over the last five years and have built a strong working relationship. 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The cost to vaccinate a dog is $70; cost for cats is $40. This service is offered on a first-come, firstserved basis. Prices are subject to change.SPCA to offer canine basics workshop LARGO A canine basics workshop will be offered Saturday, Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m., at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. The workshop will be packed with practical tips for stress-free living with a dog. Attendees will get the basics on handling and communicating with the canine in this two-hour class. Training works best when everyone in a family understands commands and process. Cost is $15 for SPCA adopters and $25 for the general public. Call 586-3591, ext. 9+137. To register, visit www.spcatampabay.org.Tournament to benefit HSPCLEARWATER The 29th annual Love Fore Charity Golf and Tennis Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 2, at the Countryside Country Club, 3001 Countryside Blvd. The event will benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas. The cost to play a round of golf is $100 and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, hole-in-one competition, skills games and raffles. The cost to compete in the tennis tournament is $85. Every participant will receive a gift. Teams or individuals can make reservations online at HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org or by contacting Twila Cole at 797-7722, ext. 222. Every three years, the Board of Governors of Countryside Country Club selects recipients for the charity tournament for the upcoming three years. I have worked as a volunteer with the Humane Society for over 10 years, and I personally love the good works of the Humane Society of Pinellas, said Helen Henwood, 2013 Love Fore tournament chair, in a press release. I knew that I wanted to be a part of this endeavor on their behalf, but even I was moved by how quickly the Board accepted my nomination for HSP for the 2013 tournament. Proceeds for this popular tournament will help support HSPs programs to keep low income members of the community and their pets together including spay / neuters, exams and vaccines, as well as the pet food pantry. This tournament has supported many worthwhile organizations in the past and we are honored to be this years benefactor, said Sarah Brown, executive director of Humane Society of Pinellas. It is a major fundraiser for us and we couldnt thank the volunteers and staff of the club enough.HSP to compete in Rachael Ray ChallengeCLEARWATER The Humane Society of Pinellas recently was named one of only 50 shelters in the country to compete in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. HSP is competing for a grand prize of $100,000, as well as various smaller prizes. In total, more than $600,000 in prizes will be awarded. The 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a great opportunity for us, said Sarah Brown, HSP executive director, in a press release. Its is going to be a lot of work and were going to need a lot of help from our community but we know we can do it. It will be worthwhile to get more animals into loving homes, and the money we hope to win will help us continue to save lives long after the challenge has ended. The challenge runs June through August. HSPs goal is to adopt out 1,000 more pets than they did in the same period in 2012. For information, visit HumaneSocietyofPinellas.org/100K.SPOT announces February specialsPINELLAS PARK February is National Spay and Neuter Month and to celebrate Stop Pet Overpopulation Togethers spay and neuter clinic will offer two specials. The two specials for pets, includes a $25 cat spay and neuters and $50 male mutt neuters for the month of February. Space is limited. To pre-pay and reserve a spot, call 329-8657. For information, visit www.SPOTusa.org. Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is a nonprofit organization serving the Tampa Bay area. The SPOT clinic is at 4403 62nd Ave. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday.Barkus Parade setINDIAN ROCKS BEACH JDs Restaurant and Lounge will host its third annual Barkus Parade Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Attendees and their dogs can dress for the parade. Prizes will be awarded to the best dress dog and the best-dressed owner. There will be food and drink specials under the tent as well as live music. Lawn chairs are welcome. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the SPCA. For information, call 595-1320.Cat foster families neededSave Our Strays, a no-kill cat rescue organization, needs foster families. Each week this winter, Save Our Strays has seen returned cats, but all their foster homes are full and there is no place to put these cats until they can find new forever homes. Foster families are needed to care for these cats on a temporary or permanent basis. Many are sweet, loving kitties that just want to be a lap cat again. Foster participants must be able to drive and be able for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Dry food and litter are furnished if needed. Call 481-5262 for details. Paw prints Paw prints AlvinMeet Alvin, who has been at Pinellas County Animal Shelter since Thanksgiving. He is well trained, 1 year old and 58 pounds. He was found as a stray by a police officer who brought him here for safety. He loves to play with the other dogs at the shelter. Bring this article with you and adopt him for only $25, which includes neuter surgery and his shots. Bring this article with you and adopt her for only $25. 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Viewpoints 11A Leader, February 7, 2013I went to Hainan, China, to teach an intensive two-week, 13-session hospitality course at Hainan University. Instead, it became a transformational teaching and learning experience for me. Hainan is a tropical island and the largest vacation destination in China. The mutual happiness, respect and gratitude between the students and me provided an unmatched feeling of excitement. Students excelled at assignments, asked deep questions and showed an authentic desire to learn and study. Aside from the coursework, the students invited me to dinner three times. One evening they first invited me to a park where I was happily surprised to be playing games that involved chasing, running, and dancing. These games were like Duck, Duck, Goose and Ring Around the Rosies. The activities revealed the unique qualities of many students that may not have surfaced in a typical course. During dinner, a student asked: What types of games do you play with your students in America? I replied, I dont and wouldnt. Why is that? asked the student. I said I didnt know and would get back to him on that. I did not like this answer and felt that a possibility for a good experience, the opportunity for healthy, decompressed, connected exchange was lacking in my courses. I continued to search for my answer to that question. During reflection, my mind landed on a conversation I had on my arrival flight with a 16-year-old Chinese student from Beijing who attended a private high school in Boston. I had asked him: What surprised you most about studying in the USA? Without hesitation, he said: The mindset or preoccupation related to sex of many students. Surprised, I asked: And how is it different from what you are used to? u He said: I am quite trained to keep my mind on study and have less access to these things. He said he had attended the top-ranked high school in Beijing and was at a high-end private Boston high school. He was hoping to differentiate himself in the application process to U.S. universities. Before I left China, the students presented me with a notebook of appreciation filled with personal letters. Some playfully wrote in Chinese, challenging me to read it. Later back in my UCF office, a Chinese student was looking at one of the Chinese writings and read what one young man had written. Yesterday we went to the park with the American professor. Today in class, the professor came up to me and said, This young man is a leader. Tonight I am going to bed knowing for the first time, I am a leader. Getting back to the question I was asked in China, the answer lingered in my mind. Maybe it would seem inappropriate to play games here with students in a park or elsewhere. Maybe American students are too busy. Maybe it was even a rare situation for students and a professor to go to the park in China. I confirmed that its common for university students to play these games in China. They were innocent and fun. Do other cultures preserve the innocence of children for a longer time? How do they teach and sustain the purity in the desire to learn and study? How can we sustain purity in the desire to learn and advance? Perhaps its not fair to compare Chinese and American students in this way. In China a university experience is a privilege; in the United States it is almost a necessity. Is it the advanced nature and freedom of our society that somehow also exposes students to too much too soon? I know I could not answer these questions. I reflected and wondered if perhaps my mind was too closed when trying to answer this question back in China. But I made a determination: I can play games and maintain an open, friendly demeanor with my American students. No matter the answer, I knew that something was vastly different in the two societies and in the games played at this age and stage of life. I returned to my classes with a new determination, approaching my courses and others with an invigorated and open mind to playing or singing or dancing or meeting outside the course room to extend the discussions or just to get to know each other better. As Gandhi told us, we must be the change we want to see in the world.UCF Forum columnist Denver Severt is an associate professor with the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. He can be reached at Den ver.Severt@ucf.edu. Florida Voices. Baker did not know many of the people at the party. His workmate Jim had invited him out of kindness, so Baker went. Maybe hed make some new friends. Jim greeted Baker, got him a drink, and introduced him to a small group whose members were already engaged in a spirited conversation. Baker soon learned what the topic was: guns. Bellyfat was saying, Take away my guns and you automatically make me a target of every crook and nut case I meet. Gray Beard agreed. Were at war with the bad guys, and you cant simply disarm the good guys and let them get blown away. Hornrims used sarcasm. Oh, yeah. Every good guy will recognize a bad guy from the getgo, and will shoot him in the kneecap at once. Good guys are all expert marksmen, right? Linda Lovely broke in. Guns arent the problem. Its people. Society has got to try harder to find the loners and misfits before they go wild. Baker wished he were elsewhere. As he turned to go, Bellyfat said, Hey there, stranger. What are your views on the gun control issue? Baker gave his best conciliatory smile and said, You probably wouldnt want to hear them. Hornrims said, Why not? Do you own a gun? Baker said, I used to, but my dog ate it. And I never did learn to shoot straight, so I figured society would be better off if I just put my trust in God. That last comment put a chill in the air. What are you some sort of Jesus freak? Baker said, No, but Ive been checking out the TV preachers to see what Gods position on guns is. Whatever God wants, Im all for. Bellyfat erupted. This wise guy is making fun of us. Hornrims said, Sounds like it. Whats your name, pal? And arent you concerned about guns and innocent kids being mowed down? My name is Baker, and Im just as concerned as you guys are. Im just not as noisy. Im more of a reader than a talker. Gray Beard said, Oh? And you think reading about gun ownership will do more than having a national debate about it? Baker said, Maybe it would, if only wed shut up for a few days and get acquainted with the pertinent facts. Such as? Such as on the day the 20 Newtown children died, more than 50 million other kids went to school without being harmed. Such as that in the U.S. since 1982, seventy mass shootings have taken place, leaving 543 people dead. Thats an average of 18 fatalities a year caused by nut cases. Thats too many, but during the same period more than 564,000 other homicides took place in America. Of all the murders committed, mass shootings account for one-tenth of one percent, Baker said. Linda Lovely said, So should we just ignore the mass shootings, on the basis of statistics? Baker said, Theres no chance of our ignoring them. The news media wont let us. Once a shooting takes place that results in more than five deaths, the media have no choice but to go ballistic with their coverage. Every news outlet in America becomes terrified that their competition will beat them, either with the basics of the shootings or on the fallout the funerals, the grieving families, the profiles of the dead kids, the renewed warfare with the NRA, the hand-wringing editorials about the nations culture of violence. Nobody will admit it, but weve turned mass shootings into morbid celebrations, occasions for uproar, fingerpointing, demands for change, political posturing, promises of action and then guess what comes of it all? Nothing. Or almost nothing. Bellyfat pushed a finger against Bakers chest. So what do you suggest, Mr. Know-itall? What do you think should be done? Baker said, I dont know. Neither does anyone else. The best idea I can come up with is that wed better accept the inevitable. The guns are out there, and theyll stay. So will most of the shooters. The same goes for the NRA, the gun manufacturers, the payoffs to the lawmakers, the whole heart-breaking catastrophe. Remember the financial crash of 2008, and how we paid billions of undeserved dollars to gut-rotten banks because they were `too big to fail? Well, thats whats happened with the gun control dilemma. Its become too big a problem to solve. No one spoke, until Linda Lovely said, So, Mr. Baker, where lies hope? Dont you have any hope? Baker said, Yes. I hope Im wrong about what Ive said here tonight. He finished his drink, found his host, said good night and headed home. What a swell party.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send him email at tralee71@comcast.net.Baker meets some gun control folks 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@tbnweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli tbniandy@yahoo.com Retail Advertising Manager: Jay Rey jrey@tbnweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@tbnweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@tbnweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@tbnweekly.com Seminole/Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Largo Leader: Juliana A. 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They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. The deadline to submit letters to the editor pertaining to the March municipal elections is Feb. 15. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. Please do not use profanity.What do you think?Guns in right hands create safer environmentEditor: I was browsing through the Jan. 25 Beacon when I came across Suzette Porters article with the title, Arming our schools is not the way. As a relatively well-educated man and a recently retired local police officer, school resource officer, SWAT team member, traffic homicide investigator, police chaplain and current pastor, I was anxious to read Porters take on the current school safety issues we face. Is Porter being serious in the first three paragraphs? I dont hear people talking about or insinuating that we ought to have armed guards all over our schools. I do know that we already have welltrained, armed, and hand selected school resource officers in our middle and high schools now, and theyre doing a great job of keeping the peace and having positive interaction with the students. Remember, I was one of them. We do a good job. Porter states that The National Rifle Association and others (unnamed) say that we can keep our children safe using gun-toting guards at our schools. Porter appears to be exaggerating the point in an apparent attempt to say that we will have gone too far if we do arm certain responsible leaders in the elementary schools. She visualizes something like a police state. Thankfully, Porter then reveals her prejudice toward guns in general. Thats sad. If we cannot leave our past fears and discomforts behind, we may never grow up. I speak from experience but will not bore you with the details. Porter doesnt like guns. Sadly, her father was killed in a hunting accident before she ever really knew him. There were neither guns in her house nor any in the schools. She continues with exclaiming that there were tensions and issues when whites and blacks were forced to attend school together in the s. I too, remember those days. I was there. We actually dont know how many knives and or guns may have been there. We found some knives but few guns. Porter states, I cant imagine going to school in a place where armed guards were the norm. Can you imagine armed and uniformed school resource officers? Theyre doing wonders for the middle and high schools. Imagine them imagine peace in the hallways and classrooms. Ms. Porter, were not safe in many average places in society today. Bad guys you dont know about because you cant see them could shatter your peaceful world in a heartbeat. You just dont see them. Perhaps because youd prefer not to. Ill agree with you parents have to be responsible. They have to pay attention to their kids. Absolutely. And many are doing a poor job of it. You note that violence and killing are romanticized on TV, in video games, and news broadcasts. Then you declare that No one is teaching our youth the difference between pretend and reality. Please let me introduce you to a phenomenon: our mainline churches are doing it. Of course, in this day and age, its sometimes difficult to get the children there because some parents have abdicated the authority of teaching and the proper upbringing of children in the home. Lets suggest that the parents of our youth put down the TV remote, put the beer back in the fridge, and start setting an example for their own kids to follow start spending quality time with them and turn off the tube. I could ramble for some time here. In closing, I think history proves time and time again that responsible gun packers are an asset to any civilized society. When I was toting a gun as a cop, I never was challenged by a criminal. I was never beat up. I was never fired upon and I never picked a fight with anyone. Guns, by themselves, do absolutely nothing to create any environment. But guns in the right hands can and do help create a safer environment and help to ensure that it continues. Not everyone grows up in a peaceful environment, but anyone can help to create one. But they may need some back-up. Guns are just another tool that may help make that happen. It has been great chattin with you. Lets not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Peace to you and yours. John McNeil Pinellas ParkThe side of reason and sanityRe:Arming our schools is not the way, by Suzette Porter, Jan. 31Editor: My wife and I are from Michigan and spend the winter months here at Treasure Island. We receive the Beach Beacon newspaper each week and enjoy reading it. I have to say that your article on gun control, Arming our schools is not the way was, in my opinion, most astute and very well thought out. I completely agree with your logic and have a tough time understanding why so many of our citizens cannot see that the NRA is obviously less concerned with reducing gun violence than they are with maximizing profits from increased weapon sales. They seem to hide behind the illogic that any increased regulations on any type of weapon or ammunition will ultimately be the demise of the 2nd Amendment. It plays, as usual, on peoples fears. You are right-on in your evaluation of what would happen by arming more of us to defend against the very few that would commit these acts. Just glad we have folks like you who are not afraid to present the side of reason and sanity. L.E. Holland Treasure IslandLiberal agendaEditor: Ive noticed your newspaper features a lot of columnists who despise the 2nd Amendment and want nothing more than to seize and ban all firearms. For a change, why dont you feature a columnist who actually supports the 2nd Amendment and understands the need for a well-armed private citizenry? Or would that violate your liberal agenda? Thomas A. Timcik SeminolePublic transportation vital to the areaEditor: In the Jan. 31 edition of the Seminole Beacon there were two articles that reminded me of how important public transportation is in bringing Floridas number one industry to the area. One article discussed the financial difficulty of PSTA and the other was a letter to the editor rejecting light rail. If the main access to the area is Tampa airport then it is almost impossible to reach the beaches of Pinellas County other than by rental car. How much more business will come to Pinellas for recreation and culture/sports if better public transport were available is hard to predict, but I am sure its absence detours vacationers to other areas. I am an optimist. Surely those businesses that depend on tourism will recognize the need to improve public transportation and support this need with calls on their representatives and activism for public funding. David Robinson Seminole


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Each year, the foundation through the funding of many sponsors offers thousands of dollars for these classroom enhancement programs, which are designed to help teachers enrich the classroom learning experience. This year, the foundation warded more than $142,000 in grants. In order to award more deserving teachers with funds, the foundation recently launched a Classroom Sweethearts Campaign. Designed to raise funds for the grants program, the campaign allows individuals to donate money to the grant program on behalf of their sweetheart. The sweetheart will also receive a Valentines Day card, and depending on the option chosen, a gift certificate for a box of chocolate from Schakolad Chocolate Factory in St. Petersburg. Visit www.pinellaseducation.org for details. The following teachers won Teach for Excellence Enhancement Program Grants: Academie Da Vinci Vicki D. Poppell Anona Elementary Sheila F. 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From left are Casey Carpenter, 4, and his father, Mike.Doughnuts with dadVote for your favorite outstanding educatorLARGO Community members are invited to vote online for their favorite Outstanding Educator of the Year finalist in Pinellas by going to www.pinellas education.org. In an effort to showcase the excellence of Pinellas County Schools six 2013 finalists, the Pinellas Education Foundation, with the support of the Tampa Bay Rays, has featured each finalist on its website. The winner of fan favorite, along with the announcement of the 2013 Outstanding Educator of the Year, Business Partners of the Year and Unsung Hero will be revealed at the 2013 Evening of Excellence on Monday, Feb. 25, at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The finalists are as follows: Jennifer Anderson of East Lake High Becky Bride of Palm Harbor University High Krista Kelleher of Sawgrass Lake Elementary Jennifer Klimis of Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary Jean Wark of Perkins Elementary Joanne Wright of Safety Harbor MiddleFree drivers ed classes offered this summerLARGO Registration has begun for Pinellas County Schools free drivers education classes set for the summer. These are open to public and private school students. Registration will continue until all the slots have been filled. There are two 10-day sessions, which will run 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Session 1 will be held June 10 to 13, 17 to 20, 24 and 25. Session two will be June 25 and 27, July 1-3, 8-11, and 15. Students can choose from the following sites: Boca Ciega High School (session one only,) 924 58th St. S, Gulfport. Contact Bob Medici or Randy Shuman at 893-2780, ext. 2158. Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Avenue. 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Mentors truly do change lives, and even a small investment of time can provide a lifetime of rewards, said Michelle Roberge, PCS coordinator of family and community relations. Were asking our community members to consider mentoring a Pinellas County student. The public is asked to help make a difference in a childs life. When one selflessly shares their time, their knowledge and their experiences with a child, they have the opportunity to positively impact our students and our community as a whole, said Superintendent Michael A. Grego. I am so thankful for the many people throughout our district who have dedicated themselves to supporting our students through mentoring. For more information, contact Michelle at 588-6405 or robergem@pcsb.org.Anniversary gala and auction setCLEARWATER St.Cecelia Schools 10th Anniversary Gala and Auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Belleair Country Club. Tickets are $75, and there will be dinner, dancing, a cash bar, and a silent and live auction. Auction items include four grandstand tickets to the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, an eight-day northern-California trip, a southern-California trip, a Montana summer home trip, braces, jewelry, spa packages, fine wine, hotel stays, and NFL pro helmet signed by Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young. For details, contact the school at 461-1207.Fundraiser setSEMINOLE Starkey Elementary School is having a Spirit Night fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., at MoZiki restaurant, 10801 Starkey Road in order to raise funds to send the fifth-grade class on an overnight adventure to Kennedy Space Center. During the set hours, 10 percent of all food purchased will go toward the students trip.Finalists for Business Partner Award chosenCLEARWATER The finalists for 2013 Business Partner of the Year with Pinellas County Schools have been chosen. The winners will be announced at an Evening of Excellence celebration on Monday, Feb. 25, at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Companies and organizations were nominated in three categories: elementary, secondary and district. Each year, business partners are honored by the Pinellas Education Foundation at this event, where first, second and thirdplace winners are announced. The winner in each category will represent Pinellas County at the state level in each category. More than 50 businesses and community organizations were nominated for the three categories by school personnel, parents and/or community members regarding the work they do that directly benefits students through financial support, other resources and/or volunteer hours. The finalists are the following: Elementary: Anona United Methodist Church Keller Williams Gulfside Realty Our Savior Lutheran Church Secondary: Ford PAS Lowes Ryan Wells Foundation District: Crown Automotive Group DITEK Horace Mann InsuranceFAFSA Nights setStudents and parents are invited to FAFSA Nights, which offers one-on-one assistance so that they may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid quickly, in order to qualify for the most financial aid as possible for college. The nights are on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations: Feb. 19, Dunedin High Feb. 26, Lakewood High March 12, Largo HighScholarship accepting nominationsKohls Cares Scholarship Program is now accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers. The program will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohls gift cards to $10,000 scholarships. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted until Friday, March 15, at www.kohlskids.com. More than 2,300 young volunteers will be selected. Nominators must be at least 21 years old. There will be two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohls stores nationwide who will win a $50 gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships of $1,000 toward postsecondary education. Also, 10 national winners will get a total of $10,000 in scholarships for postsecondary education, and Kohls will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winners behalf.Trainee of the Year award announcedPALM HARBOR Christina Chadwick, a senior at East Lake High, has been named the Trainee of the Year by the German American Chambers of Commerce. She was nominated for her internship work at Bauer Foundation Corp., an Odessabased subsidiary of Bauer Group, an international construction and machinery manufacturing company headquartered in Germany. Her award came with a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Berlin. Bauer Group is an international construction and machinery manufacturing company headquartered in Germany. My career goals became so much more evident through the process of training (at Bauer) that I am now focused on pursuing mechanical engineering in my future, Chadwick said in her acceptance speech. She said she worked in various capacities for Bauer until she found her passion working in the mechanic and weld shop. The experience with Bauer gave her real world experience in the professional realm, she said. As my confidence grew, I realized that I had earned the respect of the other workers. I also learned the value of great teamwork and the importance of good communication, she said.Reinhardt earns chiropractic degreePALM HARBOR Frank Reinhardt recently earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. The son of Frank and Kathy Reinhardt of Homer Glen, he plans to practice at Palm Harbor Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Palm Harbor. At college, Reinhardt completed 10 trimesters of study the equivalent of five two-semester academic years. His doctor of chiropractic curriculum encompassed basic and clinical sciences, chiropractic science, research and patient care.Clearwater teacher wins yearlong fellowshipCLEARWATER Valerie Christou of Clearwater, a science teacher at St. Petersburg High, was recently chosen for a yearlong fellowship program in the prestigious National Science Teachers Associations new science teacher academy. One of nine teachers selected from Florida, Christou will receive a comprehensive NSTA membership package, online mentoring with trained mentors who teach in the same discipline, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of Web-based professional development activities, including Web seminars. In addition, she will receive financial support to attend and participate in NSTAs 2013 National Conference on Science Education in San Antonio. We are thrilled to provide these teachers with the resources and support needed to help them feel confident and passionate about the critical work they do in inspiring todays youth to become tomorrows leading STEM professionals, said Gerry Wheeler, interim executive director, NSTA. Hundreds of people applied, but only nine teachers were selected from Florida. Lockheed Martin values the importance of providing training and resources to teachers so they are better equipped to teach the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians, said Emily Simone, Lockheed Martins director of Global Community Outreach. Were excited to partner with NSTA and support the fellows. The 2012 Fellows were selected on the basis of several criteria, including showing evidence of a solid science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator. 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In fact, critics claim that the United States deliberately provoked the war as an excuse to acquire western lands to the Pacific Ocean. It is true that we had intentions to expand our borders, the concept of manifest destiny. That term, by the way, is credited to journalist John L. OSullivan, and made its appearance first in 1845. Whether the term was formally used at the time or not is immaterial; the idea behind it, though it had its critics, was popular. Almost half of Mexicos territory in 1846 extended north of its present border. It took in the present states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and parts of others, including arguably the western part of Texas (in fact, the disputed border with Texas was one of the sparks that ignited the war). By the end of the conflict, all that land became part of the United States Mexico had lost nearly half of its original territory. The acquisition of land clear to the Pacific Ocean was one of the reasons the war was important to us, of course. Another reason was that it bore American heroes such as Zachary Taylor, the hero of the Battle of Buena Vista and who later became president. Other notables were Kearny, Freemont, and Scott to name a few. The war also served as the training ground for junior officers who in the Civil War would oppose each other as generals and colonels. Here we see familiar names such as George McClelland, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, and others. Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy, also performed heroically as a junior officer in the Mexican War. Another reason the Mexican War was important to the United States was because the issue of slavery in the newly acquired western territory exacerbated that issue and eventually led to the American Civil War. It was not the only cause of that conflict, but it was a major contributor, and the debate that played out in the West was a significant element. The types of records we generally associate with our early wars were generated as well in this one: compiled service records, pension applications, and bounty lands. And like the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, both of which preceded the Mexican War, those records are officially kept by the National Archives. Few if any of those documents are digitized at this point, but you can order copies from the National Archives. Instructions for doing so can be found at the NARA website (http://archives.gov), and the Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a class on ordering those records. Check the society website where upcoming classes are listed (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpgs). Another PGS class, one on military records in general, also may be of value. Ancestry.com (a fee site that is freely accessed at your public library) is also a good site to find various lists of combatants and pensioners, as is Fold3 (www.fold3.com). The Veterans and Widows Census of 1890 also may list surviving veterans of the Mexican war. A very productive site is Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (http://www.dmwv.org). There you will find history, rosters, pictures, and more. Another must site to use is one authored by Joe Beine (http://www.militaryindexes.com). The Family Search site (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1979390) provides a digitized index of pensioners of that war, and that site also has microfilmed indexes of the compiled service records. The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a class focused on the Mexican War, and when it is scheduled, you can find it in the class list at the society webpage mentioned earlier. Although the Mexican War is considered a minor conflict in the scheme of American wars, it was nonetheless tremendously important in terms of our westward expansion, not to mention uniquely valuable to those who have ancestors who participated in it. The records are not online at this point, but they are reasonably available from the National Archives and some specialized websites, and should not be overlooked in our research.Peter Summers is an amateur genealogist who has been working on his family history since 1972. He is past president of the Pinellas Genealogy Society. Genealogy exposedPeter Summers Faith briefsPrince of Peace Lutheran Church LARGO As part of the Art for Faiths Sake concert series, the Augustana Choir will perform Saturday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. The choir is from Rock Island, Ill. The concert is free. For information, call 585-9969 or visit www.poplargo.org.Chabad Jewish CenterST. PETERSBURG Purim in the Circus will be presented Sunday, Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m., at Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N. International performer Billy Bob Steinberg and Chucko the Clown (Charles Sidlow) of Circus Sarasota will present an interactive circus sure to delight guests of all ages. In addition to performing in top theaters and venues throughout North America, Steinberg has made international appearances including the Singapore International Comedy Festival, New Zealand, Australia and in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he performed in the Bolshoi Circus of St. Petersburg. Upon graduation from high school Chucko the Clown was encouraged to audition for Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. He became one of an elite group of 50 students, selected from over 5,000 applicants. After 20 years with Ringling, Chucko resided in Osaka, Japan, for 11 years where he produced and performed comedy antics working as International Clown Coordinator. Upon his return to the United States he helped develop and create Circus Sarasota. In 2009 and 2010 he also was invited to perform in China at their international arts festival. Most recently, he was asked to work with the Jose Michel European Clowns on their debut in America. Besides the performances by Billy Bob and Chucko, attendees will be able to nosh on traditional circus fare such as hot dogs and fries, hot pretzels, cotton candy and popcorn. There also will be crafts, music and balloons. Prior to the program, there will be a Megillah reading at 4 p.m. Reservations before Monday, Feb. 11, cost $5 a person or $20 for a family. After Feb. 11, cost is $7 a person. For reservations and information, call 344-4900 or visit www.ChabadSP.com.St. Petersburg Community Church ST. PETERSBURG A Valentines movie night will be presented Saturday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. The featured film will be Courageous. Children, ages 5 to 10, are welcome to join us for a program specifically designed for them during the movie. A nursery also will be provided for children, infant to age 4. Popcorn will be served during the movie. The event is free. To RSVP or for information, call 525-0012 or visit www.grace tograce.org.Chabad of ClearwaterCLEARWATER As part of the Chabad of Clearwaters distinguished speaker series. Bernd Wollschlaeger son of a Nazi tank commander will give a lecture on Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Wollschlaeger will talk about his family history, his discovery of the events of the Holocaust, his move from Germany to Israel and his decision to become a Jew. His father was a Nazi tank commander who was personally decorated for heroism by Adolph Hitler. The story is really quite unbelievable, said Wollschlaeger, who has written of his familys wartime past and his own conversion to Judaism in a memoir, A German Life Against All Odds, Change is Possible. The lecture is titled My Father Was A Nazi. Wollschlaeger said his aim in telling his story is to help others understand how we as individuals can stand up and make a difference to prevent something like the Shoah from happening again. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 265-2770 or visit www.jewishclearwater.com. Photo courtesy of CHABAD OF CLEARWATERBernd Wollschlaeger Military briefsZachery MartinLARGO Marine Corps Pvt. Zachery Martin recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Martin is the son of Gena Stanford of Largo, and Dennis Martin of Clearwater. Martin is a 2011 graduate of Osceola Fundamental High School in Seminole. Joel QuattlebaumLARGO Marine Corps Pfc. Joel R. Quattlebaum recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Quattlebaum is a 2008 graduate of Largo High School.Kevin KissoonLARGO Marine Corps Pvt. Kevin Kissoon recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Kissoon is the son of Rohinie Kissoon of Largo, and Dhanasar Kissoon of Largo. Kissoon is a 2011 graduate of Dunedin High School.Brian ONeilSEMINOLE Army Lt. Col. Brian ONeil was recently notified of his promotion to full colonel. His pinning ceremony will take place in the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon in early March. He currently holds a position within the Office of the Army Chief of Staff. ONeil is the son of James and Susan ONeil of Seminole. He is a 1985 graduate of Port Charlotte High School. He earned a bachelors degree in 1989 from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y. ONeil has served in the Army since his commissioning in 1989, with overseas tours in Korea, Turkey and Afghanistan. He has been stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas; Fort Lee, Va.; and Fort Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Wash., as well as at the Pentagon.Bay Pines names new chief of staffSEMINOLE Dr. Dominique Thuriere was recently named the new chief of staff of Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. A reception to introduce Thuriere was held Jan. 29 at the medical center. The celebration came on the heels of a system-wide announcement made by Suzanne Klinker, director of Bay Pines VAHCS, on Jan. 9 informing employees that Thuriere was selected for the organizations top clinical executive position. Prior to Thurieres appointment, she served as the healthcare systems chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service since 2000 prior to becoming the organizations acting chief of staff last June. As the chief of the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service, she provided oversight and held responsibility for a large and complex mental health service comprised of 14 subspecialty programs staffed by 138 mental health professionals. During her tenure as chief, the service expanded exponentially and was recognized by the VA as one of the best mental health services in the nation. Dr. Thurieres collaborative spirit, interest in innovation, and dedication to mentoring todays and tomorrows health care professionals all while being an active participant in the community makes her an ideal leader for Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Klinker said. Thuriere started her VA career in 1990 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa as an inpatient psychiatrist and joined the staff at Bay Pines in 1993. In addition to her work in VA, she also has a faculty appointment at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Thuriere is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo College of Medicine and completed her residency training in New York City at the North Shore University Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I come to work every day with a clear and singular purpose: to treat veterans with compassion and to offer them the highest quality care, Thuriere said. If I have accomplished this so far, it is only because I have been fortunate enough to work with extremely talented and dedicated VA health care professionals that come to work every day with that same mission. I am extremely honored to have been named chief of staff, she added, and look forward to working with all of our clinical and administrative professionals at Bay Pines as we continue to provide the very best health care services to our veterans. The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nations leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,800 medical professionals and support staff. The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accredit the facility. The healthcare system is also a three-time winner of the Robert W. Carey Circle of Excellence Award, the VAs top honor for quality achievement. The organization operates nine health care facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. Every year Bay Pines VAHCS treats nearly 100,000 veterans while providing a full range of medical, psychiatric, and extended care services in outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, and home care settings. Dominique Thuriere Brian ONeilCadets march in Inaugural ParadeThe following Virginia Military Institute cadets were among the approximately 1,500 who marched in this years presidential Inaugural Parade Jan. 21: Anthony Augustine of St. Petersburg. Cadet Augustines parents are Ms. Tara T. Augustine and Mr. William F. Augustine. Stephen M. Hartnett III of Clearwater. Cadet Hartnetts parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Hartnett Jr. The Corps of Cadets marched through the heart of Washington, D.C., from the U.S. Capitol Building to the reviewing stand at the White House. The Corps was the final group in the parade, passing the president in review at about 6:30 p.m. The cadets participation marked the 14th time that the VMI Corps of Cadets has marched in a presidential Inaugural Parade. VMI, with an enrollment of 1,600 cadets, is the nations oldest state-supported military college. U.S. News and World Report has ranked it among the top three public-supported liberal arts colleges in the nation.


Outdoors 15A Leader, February 7, 2013 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! www.TBNweekly.com e-E d itions121312 Obituaries Joseph John DAMARO Jr.Joseph John D'Amaro Jr., 67, of Largo, Fla., made his transition on January 11, 2013. He attended Juilliard School and played saxophone professionally. He was an Army veteran and upon his return from Viet Nam, graduated from Pace University in 1972. He had a Stock Brokerage and Tax Accounting business for 30 years in Largo. He is survived by his ance, Connie Collins; sister, Joan DePergola; three daughters, Jennifer DeYoung (Steve), Tracy Reed (Danny), Aerica D'Amaro (Sherman Brown); and 5 grandchildren, Taylor Kelly, Hayden Reed, Cody and Hannah DeYoung, and Enzo Brown. He was laid to rest Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Serenity Gardens, and Father Muldoon ofciated. A memorial service followed with Aerica D'Amaro presenting his eulogy and Reverend Ken Ahrens of Lake Placid ofciating. 70 guests attended from the Tampa Bay area. TELL THE PUBLIC ABOUT YOUR SERVICES, CALL 397-5563 Church And Temple Directory112912L 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)112912 020713 020713 020713 011013 101112 Weedon Island Center celebrates 10th yearST. PETERSBURG The public is invited to join the Friends of Weedon Island as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Planned activities begin with opening remarks by invited dignitaries and community leaders. The featured speaker is former Pinellas County Commissioner Barbara Sheen Todd, who led community efforts to lease Weedon Island from the state of Florida and implement a management plan that protected the Native American burial mounds, preserved the coastal mangroves, protected the sea grass beds and maintained the indigenous flora and fauna. Trained guides will lead a series of hikes throughout the preserve. There are hikes specially designed for families; others focus on Native American history and coastal ecology. Arts and crafts activities, including fish printing and PlayDoh pottery, will be offered for children and adults. Videos chronicling Weedon Island Preserves history and ecology will be offered for viewing in the center, and a scavenger hunt will take place within the centers exhibit areas. All guests who complete the hunt will receive prizes. Guests will enjoy music by Native American flute players. An anniversary cake and light refreshments will be served at noon. Executing a game plan can be difficultAnother week down and another cold front has past. It can be difficult this time of year to execute the game plan youve had in your head all week. Clear blue skies and a northerly breeze often mean tough conditions for fishing. Take it or leave it. Thats your choice. As someone who earns a living through fishing I often find myself on the water on a lot of days that might look pretty to the untrained eye. However, from an angling standpoint, they can be a recipe for failure. Following are a couple of shallow water tidbits that might help put a couple extra fish in the boat on those less than perfect days. If you want to fish the shallows on bluebird days, youre going to have to stay as far away from the fish as possible and be as absolutely quiet as possible. Long rods and light line will help you get the bait out there. Bringing up another point, I love to fish artificial lures as much as anyone. However, if the water temperature has dipped and theres no cloud cover, the bites will be few and far between. Fresh pinfish are readily available right now and if you cut their tail off they make the perfect redfish and gator trout bait. Positioning your boat and controlling the amount of noise coming from it is perhaps most important. Approach your desired location from an up wind heading. This may require you to take a different angle to the area. This approach will allow you to use your trolling motor on a very low speed, thus lessening the chance of spooking the fish from a distance that will never allow you to set up on them. As your making your way to the fish consider shutting your bait well down and relocating your bait to an outside towable bait pen. Lastly, get your crew to believe in what youre doing. Get them exited about catching some big fish in such skinny water. Let them know that anything they can do to control the vibrations coming off the boat will only help to catch more fish. Definitely try to get everyone to sit down and relax and to let you freshen the baits and net the fish, you know your boat best and can move around it while making as little noise as possible. Until next week, get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSCutting the ribbon at the opening of the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center on Nov. 2, 2002 are, from left, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, Pinellas Commissioner Bob Stewart, Pinellas Commissioner John Morroni, Tom Muntz, Pinellas Commissioner Barbara Sheen Todd, Connie Kone, Kathleen Schwallie, Pinellas Commissioner Susan Latvala, Pinellas Commissioner Karen Williams Seel, Ed Hoffman Jr. and Pinellas Commissioner Ken Welch. Holding the ribbon are students from the Seminole Ahfachkee School.For information visit www.wee don10-eorg.eventbrite.com. The Friends of Weedon Island is a nonprofit group that supports environmental preservation and education at the preserve. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. The preserve is operated under the Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department and is open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, from 7 a.m. to 15 minutes before sunset. Its many outdoor activities include walking trails, a fishing pier and a canoe/kayak launch. The Cultural and Natural History Center in the preserve features the permanent exhibit, Connecting People and Place, an art-inspired, hands-on educational exhibit which reveals the areas history, ecology and people. The center is open Thursday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org or call 453-6500. To register for programs and events visit Videos featuring Weedon Island Preserve can be viewed on You Tube at www.youtube.com/pcctv1. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein FWC, DEP increase service in state parks this year When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission acquired additional personnel from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 2012, its staff gained new responsibilities. Now, FWC officers patrol all of Floridas woods and waters, including its state forests and state parks. Gov. Rick Scott said, By combining the efforts of Floridas environmental law enforcement, we can ensure that our states many visitors are safe and natural resources are protected. This efficient approach provides FWC more opportunities to serve Florida families and enhance the natural condition of our state parks and forests. We have become more efficient and effective with an even broader range of skills and experience, said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. By reducing supervisors, increasing the number of officers in the field and working closely with DEPs Florida Park Service, we have been able to increase service levels in the parks by 28 percent. The statistic refers to the number of activity hours in the parks in the first six months after the consolidation July through December compared to the same period of 2011, when a smaller number of DEP officers was patrolling the parks alone. The consolidation of officers became official July 1, 2012. We are pleased with the extremely high level of service provided to our state parks and visitors by FWC law enforcement professionals, said Donald Forgione, DEPs Florida Park Service director. The safety of our visitors and the environment is our top priority. With the consolidation of Floridas environmental law enforcement divisions, we have a larger pool of officers from multiple areas of the state who are available to efficiently and effectively assist the state parks when called. The consolidation was recommended by the Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force and sponsored by Rep. Rich Glorioso and Sen. Jack Latvala in a bill that the Florida Legislature approved. Gov. Rick Scott signed the consolidation bill into law. The change was projected to improve service to the public and cut costs. Though the initial savings are limited, the efficiencies created will save the state more than $3 million over the next five years and $1.28 million in recurring annual savings. We are already seeing benefits, Brown said. We look forward to continuing to enhance service and ensure that people can safely enjoy our state parks, state forests and all of Floridas beautiful natural resources. Sports briefsWalk to help raise funds for childrenLARGO Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas will host the third annual Because Every Child Counts 3K Walk on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road. The walk will start at 11 a.m. at shelter No. 5. Registration will open at 10 a.m. The organization is accepting donations for the event. Proceeds raised from the event will support Coordinated Child Care of Pinellass goal of providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment for children ages 2 months to 6 years of age, many of whom are living in poverty and in homeless situations. If you cannot participate in the walk, you can donate at www.childcarepinellas.orgSeminole Chiefs seek coachesSEMINOLE The Seminole Chiefs youth football organization is accepting applications for team coaches. The Chiefs play games at the Seminole Youth Athletic Association facility at 12100 90th Ave. The season runs from August through November. Deadline for applications is March 1. The Chiefs also are looking for cheer coaches. For more information, visit www.seminolechiefs.org.ONeil named director of family programsCLEARWATER The Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Ave., has hired swimming specialist Ian ONeil as the new director of family programs, aquatics and wellness. His responsibilities will include overseeing the clubs swim team program, aquatic facilities and developing new athletic programs and family activities. Prior to this position, ONeil served as the aquatics director of Countryside Country Club where he worked since 1991. He has also served as the head swim coach at Countryside High for the last 12 years and was honored as Pinellas Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, and 2009. He was also nominated as the 2012 Pinellas County Athletic Conference boys team coach of the year. He is the current president of the Tampa Bay Aquatics swim team board. We are thrilled to have such a highly regarded swimming professional at Carlouel, said Lee Mackay, general manager. In addition to rebuilding the Pirates swim program, Mr. ONeil will expand Carlouels recreation and safety programs to include scuba instruction, CPR certification courses, and a variety of athletic activities both on land and on water. ONeil has high expectations for Carlouels swim team program. My ultimate goal is to make Carlouel Yacht Club an acting participant in the ninth branch of Tampa Bay Aquatics, ONeil said. Currently 700 swimmers strong, the USA registered swimming team is recognized as one of the top competitive teams in the country, and I intend to elevate Carlouels swim program to the highest level. Ian ONeil Gardening briefsSociety to host showLARGO The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will present its annual orchid auction and sale on Saturday, March 16, at Largo Cultural Centers historic Largo Feed Store, 105 Central Park Drive. The event will begin with a plant preview at 9 a.m. followed by the auction, starting at 10 a.m. There is no admission charge and parking is free. For information, call Ruth Cannon at 550-7993, email gramorchid@gmail.com or visit www.fwcos.org.Orchid Friends sale setSEMINOLE The Orchid Friends sale will take place Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 10891 102nd Ave. N. The sale will feature a variety of blooming and non-blooming plants as well as supplies for sale. Advice on orchid care and culture will be offered. For information, call 475-0750.Orchid society to meetLARGO The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th St. N. An educational class will be presented at 7 p.m. Corinne Arnold will discuss mounting orchids. At 7:30 p.m., Jim Roberts will speak on Dendrobium anosmum and its hybrids. The meeting will include an orchid sale, raffle and refreshments. Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 550-7993.Library to host organic programSAFETY HARBOR A free program on organic spring gardening will be presented Thursday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N. Master Gardener Jai Hambly will explain how to ready gardens for the spring with organic gardening. Hambly of Organic Living will teach attendees how to be a successful gardener in Florida. Participants will take home free seedlings and gardening products. For information, call 7241525, ext. 112.


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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B February 7, 2013Visit www.TBNweekly.com LARGO For those seeking a special treat for Valentines Day, jazz and adult contemporary vocalist Jane Monheit will romance audience members with a performance Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets start at $34.50. A $5 charge and applicable service fee will be added at the door. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Monheit has firmly established herself as one of the post-millennial jazz worlds foremost vocalists. She has been a featured performer in the nationally televised Christmas at the White House and has appeared on numerous television shows including Late Show with David Letterman, The View, The Today Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalists Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums either charted high, or in several cases, debuted at No. 1, and yielded two Grammy nominations in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals category, recognizing the work of Vince Mendoza on 2002s In The Sun and 2004s Taking A Chance On Love. Monheits complete discography includes Never Never Land (2000), Come Dream with Me (2001), In the Sun (2002), Live at the Rainbow Room (2003), Taking a Chance on Love (2004), The Very Best of Jane Monheit (2005), The Season (2005), Surrender (2007), The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me (2009) and Home (2010). Monheit celebrated the 10th anniversary of her recording career in 2010. To mark the anniversary, the jazz vocalist released Home, a heartfelt collection of standards that represented a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. The CD features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark OConnor, and Larry Goldings. Home is perhaps the lightest album of Monheits 10-CD discography. Treasured songs include the upbeat Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz classic A Shine On Your Shoes, the swinging Rodgers and Hart gem Everything Ive Got Belongs To You, a charming rendition of Irving Berlins Isnt It A Lovely Day, and Jerome Kern/B.G. DesylvasA Valentines Day showGifted jazz vocalist Jane Monheit to perform at Largo Cultural Center Photo by KIRK RICHARD SMITH/AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTSLargo Cultural Center welcomes jazz vocalist Jane Monheit Feb. 14. accentuate-the-positive Look For The Silver Lining. Im so much more drawn to the happier songs, Monheit said in a press release at the time. She explained that Home was the first album she had made in its entirety since becoming a mother. Having a beautiful child in my life has really lightened me up, especially where music is concerned.New CD due in AprilMonheit will release her 11th CD, The Heart of the Matter, onPhoto by VINCENT SOYEZ/AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTSJane Monheit plans to release her new CD, The Heart of the Matter, this April. See MONHEIT, page 4B www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring020713 Sandy Hartmann & Associates has been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients for over 31 years and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. So, before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. 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Although he has appeared in films and on TV, Redbones main focus is to honor songs from the first half of the 20th century through live performances. Donning his signature white fedora, jacket and sunglasses, Redbones delivery is intimate and low-key, but his mastery of the guitar is impressive as he offers finger-picking with a ragtime bounce or jumps between chords with the grace of a hurdler. Love Times Five, by Dennis Jones, Feb. 8-24, at Venue Ensemble Theatre, presented at Venue Actors Studio, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Call 822-6194 or visit www.venueactorstu dio.org. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. This hilarious, side-splitting and at times poignant collection of one act romantic comedies by Dennis Jones is directed by Richard N. Rosen. Love Times Five features the 2011 and 2012 WCP summer drama one-act winners, The Cupid Contract and The Deluxe Option, as well as three other sophisticated and fresh comedies tied together with a brilliant and sardonic narration that comprises a program of totally delightful theatrical fun. Yesterday and Today, the Interactive Beatles Experience, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. Yesterday and Today is completely unique from any other Beatles show out there. The band does away with the wigs and the accents and just concentrates on the music and stories about the music. The audience is asked to put down their favorite Beatles song on a note card prior to the show. The band then puts together a set list based upon the audiences requests. The show is about bringing everyone together to celebrate such powerful music. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $59.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. With his remarkable baritone to falsetto voice, Valli has charted 71 hits including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight that made it to No. 1. From hits such as Sherry through Cant Take My Eyes Off You, Grease and his resurgence following Jersey Boys, he and the Four Seasons have sold more than 100 million records. Photo courtesy of VENUE ENSEMBLE THEATREStarring in the Venue Ensemble Theatre production of Love Times Five are, seated, from left, Rosalyn Savel, Lou Russo and Suzy Fritz; and, standing, Ira Wolf, Chris Carmichael and Dave Graff.


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DuetteArchitellaHoneycomb Shades feature a patented design that provides layers of insulation at the window. Available in an array of colors. Ask for details. 020713*Manufacturers mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 2/1/13-4-2-13 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. Limitations and restrictions apply. All rebates will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card. Ask participati ng dealer for details and a rebate form. The rebate offer may not be combined with any other Hunter Douglas offer. or promotion. Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks ased herein are the property of Hunter Douglas. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Touch-a-Truck and Florida Clown Day, Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. The free annual event is designed for children fascinated with big trucks and funny clowns. There also will be a business exposition featuring local businesses. Call 586-7415 or largoevents.com. The Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus Sunday, Feb. 10, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Tickets are $13 in advance. The show includes a meal. Call 5183131. Carmes Vintage Vegas, Monday, Feb. 11, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $22.50. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. With more than 40 years of performing in Las Vegas, and a powerful baritone voice, Carme and his band will have you laughing, remembering some of the great stars, and asking for more. This show has it all including playful impressions of famous performers, artful storytelling, and songs ranging from sentimental to zany. Celebrity Showcase Series featuring the Atlantic City Boys, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $14 in advance. Call 518-3131. Jim Stafford Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit www.largoarts.com. Famous for his million-selling records, Spiders & Snakes, Cow Patti and the infamous My Girl Bill, Stafford satirizes the obvious with his music and comedy. He has made 26 appearances on The Tonight Show, was a performer and writer for the Smothers Brothers Show and even hosted his own TV show on ABC network. The New Shanghai Circus, Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 and 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793. Astonishing athletes stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats while bringing you more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions. If its humanly possible, and even if its not, Shanghais acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair. These acrobats have earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by their amazing feats of jar-juggling, plate-spinning, hoop-diving and aerial ballet. Celebrity Showcase Series featuring the New Dawn Singers, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $14 in advance. Call 518-3131. The Producers, with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks; March 1-17, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger. Call 587-6793. Forbidden Broadways Greatest Hits, created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, May 3-19, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger. Call 587-6793. The Swashbuckling Adventures of Alex Jones, with book, music and lyrics by Jason Tucker, July 12-21, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger. Call 587-6793.Clearwater Move Over Mrs. Markham, by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, through March 3, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Admission is $32 plus tax and includes dinner and the show. For reservations, call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. The Red Velvet Cake War, by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and Jessie Jones; Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m., at the West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. In response to popular demand, the theater has scheduled one additional matinee of this popular production. Tickets are $16. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Vienna Boys Choir, Monday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $18 and $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of the 201213 Adults at Leisure Series and returning for the fifteenth time, the worlds preeminent boys choir delights audiences with purity of tone, charm, and a repertoire of Austrian folk songs, waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Steve Miller Band Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. One of rock musics all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio. The Steve Miller Band is brand name rock that millions have come to trust. The band is best known for a string of 1970s hits such as The Joker, Take the Money and Run, Fly Like an Eagle, Rockn Me, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love and Abracadabra. Sheryl Crow Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The multiple Grammywinner and humanitarian will return to REH for the first time since her sold-out show in April 2008. Free-spirited, fearless and fierce, Crow has garnered nine Grammys, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, released seven studio albums which sold more than 35 million records worldwide, saw the launch of her very own clothing line Bootheel Trading Co., is a cancer survivor and passionate humanitarian and has performed for President Obama. From humble beginnings as a jingle and back-up singer, Crow has reached the pinnacle of professional solo success. Crows debut, the seven times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, hit No. 3 and earned three Grammys, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the classic All I Wanna Do. The album also featured Strong Enough, Cant Cry Anymore and Leaving Las Vegas. Shaun Hopper and Adam Rafferty, Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Hopper will be joined by Rafferty for one night only at the Capitol Theatre. Hoppers repertoire is global in scope, crossing and combining musical genres on the fly. Moving thematically through his set, he takes his audience on a virtual tour from Celtic imagery and classical medley to soulful ballads and jazzy improvisations, all of which hell counter punch with a Nashville Hot Licks session, fret-tapping original or s pop song. An unparalleled master of the fret-board, Hopper merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements, which simply captivates. Rafferty has played as a first-call guitarist with the greatest musicians on the planet at countless music festivals and in concert halls with Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, L.A. Studio legend Bennie Wallace, and bassist Bob Cranshaw from the original Saturday Night Live band, to name a few. Jim Brickman Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Brickman, an award-winning PBS superstar and the best-selling piano artist today, returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with his Valentine concert. Brickman has revolutionized his genre with melodies such as Valentine, The Gift, Love of My Life, Simple Things and Peace that reaffirms idealism and romanticism. Hooray for Hollywood, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $25 and $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of the 201213 Adults at Leisure Series, the show will feature favorites from the silver screen when 14 singers and dancers, more than 30 songs and 300 costume changes, movie clips, and a red-hot band take the audience on a nostalgic journey through 50 years of the most popular movie musicals. Johnny Winter, Sunday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4BFebruary 7, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Your knack for collecting leads you to an incredible opportunity. Seize it, Capricorn. Its made for you. A true blue friend could use some savvy advice.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Go for it, Aquarius. There is nothing holding you back but you. A well-deserved vacation is on the horizon. Invite a few friends along and amp up the fun.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Romance heats up, and small gifts arrive by the handful. Show your appreciation in a big way, Pisces. A new face brings new ideas to the table.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Baby steps, Aries. Pulling out all of the stops at this point will get you nowhere fast. Caution is key to making progress. A financial opportunity beckons.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Youre not one to toot your own horn, but if you want to move up the ladder, thats what youre going to have to do. 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Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. Theres only one glitch: The ID shes using to finance these sprees reads Sandy Bigelow Patterson ... and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the United States. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back. Side EffectsGenre: Psychological thriller Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum Director: Steven Soderbergh Rated: R Side Effects is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emilys psychiatrist (Jude Law) intended to treat anxiety has unexpected side effects. Emily (Rooney Mara) and Martin Taylor (Channing Tatum) are a young, beautiful, wealthy couple living the good life, with a mansion, a sailboat and every luxury money can buy until Martin is sent to prison for insider trading. For four years, Emily waits for him in a tiny apartment in upper Manhattan, but his release is just as devastating as his incarceration and Emily sinks into a deep depression. After a failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) is called in to consult on Emilys case. Desperate not to be hospitalized, Emily agrees to a regimen of therapy and antidepressants, a decision that will change the lives of everyone involved. When Emilys symptoms dont improve, Banks prescribes a new medication that quiets her demons. But the side effects of the drug have chilling consequences: marriages are ruined, Banks practice is decimated and someone is dead but who is responsible? Devastated by this professional setback, Banks becomes obsessed with finding an answer. But the truth he uncovers threatens to destroy whatever is left of his career and his private life.Top Gun 3DGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt and Michael Ironside Director: Tony Scott Rated: PG Top Gun, Paramount Pictures 1986 classic from director Tony Scott, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Tom Cruise, will take off on a new adventure with an exclusive six-day 3D engagement in select IMAX theatres beginning Feb. 8. The film has been re-mastered for the IMAX 3D release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray. Top Gun was re-mastered for the big screen from high-resolution original negative scans and painstakingly converted to 3D by Legend3D under the supervision of the films director, Tony Scott. Rendered in 3D, the films complex, long shots reveal extraordinary depth and clarity, allowing viewers to explore every detail of the action. From the spectacular aerial dogfights to the intense close-ups in the cockpits, each frame enables the audience to feel a part of the story. The story of an elite group of pilots competing to be the best in their class and earn the title of Top Gun captured the imagination of a generation and earned a worldwide box office of over $350 million upon its release. The film stars Tom Cruise as Maverick and Kelly McGillis as his civilian instructor. The film also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan IIIGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Aubrey Plaza and Patricia Arquette Director: Roman Coppola Rated: R Set in a stylized Los Angeles, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) he begins the hard road of selfevaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?LoreGenre: Drama, thriller and war Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi, HansJochen Wagner, Mika Seidel, Andr Frid and Eva-Maria Hagen Director: Cate Shortland Rated: The year is 1945. Left to fend for herself when her SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, Lore, a 14-year-old German girl (Saskia Rosendahl), must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country. When she meets the charismatic and mysterious young refugee Thomas, (Kai Malina) Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of hatred and desire as she must put her trust in the very person she was always taught to hate in order to survive.The Sorcerer and the White SnakeGenre: Action and fantasy Cast: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang and Raymond Lam Director: Tony Ching and Siu-tung Rated: PG-13 Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the mans soul.Would You RatherGenre: Thriller Cast: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonny Coyne and Sasha Grey Director: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen Unrated In the wake of her parents death, Iris struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambricks mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters and trailers, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo by BARRY WETCHER/OPEN ROAD FILMS Photo by BOB MAHONEYAbove, Jason Bateman and Melisssa McCarthy lead the cast of Identity Thief, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. At right, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum star in Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh.


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Monheit has even included her take on the Sesame Street classic, Sing, a song she often sings for her young son Jack. In addition, the The Heart Of The Matter contains the first song recorded by Monheit on which she has written both the words and the music, Night Night Stars. This album is really different from my last, Monheit said in a press release. I knew it was time for the focus of a project to be lyrical interpretation over the years, its become the most important part of my approach to music. The songs were chosen just for that reason. I didnt worry about genre or style just that each song dealt with a message I wanted to share or story I wanted to tell. The Heart Of The Matter was produced and arranged by Gil Goldstein, and recorded this past November at Avatar Studios in New York City. The CD features Monheit on lead and background vocals, Michael Kanan on piano, Gil Goldstein on electric piano and accordion, Romero Lubambo on acoustic guitar, Neal Miner on bass, Rick Montalbano on drums, Rogerio Boccato on percussion, David Eggar and Richard Locker on cello, Barry Crawford and Kathleen Nester on alto flute and Sheryl Henze on bass flute and c flute. On The Heart of the Matter, Monheit continues to dig deep into what brought her to this music in the first place: great songs, and her passion for interpreting them. Her closeness to these songs and the musicians who play them combined with the fearless honesty with which she conveys her musical ideology lends great maturity and sincerity to both her studio work and her live performances. Pinellas audiences will no doubt enjoy an evening of incomparable romantic interpretations of celebrated standards and songs as Monheit plays the Largo Cultural Center this Valentines Day. Since 1985, the Miniature Art Society of Florida has awarded more than 80 scholarships, totaling more than $110,000, to Pinellas County high school seniors who wish to continue their education in the fine arts. In 2013, MASF budgeted $6,000 for its scholarship endeavors, which may be offered in $500 to $2,000 awards depending upon the number of applicants who qualify. MASF encourages aspiring young artists in high school senior classes to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Scholarship applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8. Applicants will be interviewed on Saturday, March 16 or 30. For an application form, visit miniatureartsocietyofflorida.com. The primary purpose of MASF scholarships is to encourage young artists to pursue a career in the fine arts, whatever their creative goals may be. 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For information, call 397-5754.Indian Rocks Beach The Bob Gray Welcome Back Members Exhibition through Feb. 18, at Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Named for the late Bob Gray, a patron of the center, the show will celebrate the arrival of the new year and the arrival of the centers artists, instructors and students from their northern homes. Works in a variety of media will be shown including watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, photography, mixed media and ceramics. Cash and ribbon awards will be chosen by Amanda Cooper. Cooper is the curator of exhibitions for the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg. For information, call 596-4331 or visit www.beachartcenter.org. Pinellas Park Sunsation Show Chorus presents Destination, Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $15. The Sunsation Show Chorus will explore the cities and neighborhoods where music of our generation was born with songs such as Blue Suede Shoes, California Girls and Kansas City. Call Beverly Timpf at 530-7190 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com. Love is in the Aire, Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Attendees will enjoy the great composers songs of love and passion performed by the Matinee Opera Players. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free, but cash donations are accepted. Pinellas Park Orchestra, Sunday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Call Dick VanDommelen at 415-9650 or visit www.pinellasparkorchestra.com.Safety Harbor Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute Concert, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. The Safety Harbor Public Library, with the support of the Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library, will host this tribute to music legends Les Paul and Mary Ford. Tom Doyle and Sandy Cory Doyle will perform some of the magical hits recorded by this historic duo and will explain Les Paul and Mary Ford forever changed the music recording industry. Doyle is a luthier, guitarist, and sound engineer who worked with Paul for more than 45 years. This performance also will include a presentation of authentic Les Paul memorabilia. This program is free and open to the public. Call 724-1525, ext. 112.St. Petersburg The Art of Golf, through Feb. 17, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, ST. Petersburg. The museum will play host to the first major exhibition in America devoted to the popular game of golf, so rich in history and tradition. Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the National Galleries of Scotland, this show will feature approximately 90 works by Rembrandt, Childe Hassam, George Bellows, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, among others. Some of these works have never before been on public display. They all point to golfs ability to inspire extraordinary works of art. The centerpiece of the exhibit is Charles Lees The Golfers (1847), the worlds greatest painting in this genre. Museum hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $17 for adults, $15 for those 65 and older, and $10 for students 7 and older, including college students with current identification. Children 6 and younger and museum members are admitted free. Docents conduct tours of special exhibitions and the collection Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. On the second Wednesday of the month, the general tour begins at 11:15 a.m. Family tours are conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. For information, call 8962667 or visit www.fine-arts.org. The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson, presented by American Stage Theatre, through March 3; at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 823-PLAY (7529) or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance. An Empty Plate in the Caf du Grand Boeuf, by Michael Hollinger, through Feb. 17, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com. 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Seminole Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin and DuBoise Heyward, Sunday, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, at St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole. The Pinellas Opera League will be showing the DVD Porgy and Bess. A $3 donation will be requested at the door to cover equipment expenses. For information, call 394-6905. The Sunshine and Moonshine Event, Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 to 10 p.m., at Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. This meet-and-greet event will feature Tim Smith, his still hand Tickle and his assistant Howard from the Discovery Channel series Moonshines. The event will include live musical performance by Rebel Pride Band and Tailspin. Tickets are limited. For tickets and information, visit www.imagebranders.com.Tampa Tampa Bay Symphony winter concert Monday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets are $20 at the door. Free tickets are available in advance and at the door for students. Students 18 and older must show student identification. The concert will feature a Northern Lights theme, with the exciting Symphony No. 1 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius; Edvard Griegs jolly Wedding Day at Troldhaugen and incidental music from Peer Gynt. Mark Sforzini, Tampa Bay Symphonys new music director, has chosen audience favorites and fresh music everyone will enjoy. Sforzini also continues as executive and artistic director of St. Petersburg Opera. He was principal bassoonist of The Florida Orchestra for 15 years. www.tampabay symphony.org.Tarpon Springs Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer, presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Feb. 8-10, at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tarpon Springs. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults and $15 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. The production is directed by Jamie Bierchen with music direction by Constantine Grame. Trial by Jury was the first of the many Gilbert and Sullivan collaborations after their first successful show, Thespis. Only 40 minutes in length, it is a perfect union of tuneful music and clever words. Traditionally, it is paired with The Sorcerer, another short work, which satirizes early Victorian customs and various theater devices. The story revolves around the village sorcerer who distributes a love potion to everyone that causes each person to fall in love with the very first person he or she meets. Naturally, the consequences are not what was intended. Cirque Zuma Zuma, Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $30 for adults and $26 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Audiences and critics worldwide agree Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen. Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, this ultimate African Circus, from the cradle of all cultures, is alive with music, mysticism, magic and excitement. These wildly talented performers bring nonstop action and amazing feats to the stage, keeping audiences breathless. The show includes: limbo artists from Egypt, African dancers, traditional gumboot performers, amazing pole acts, the Zuma Zuma acrobats, very small comedians from the heart of Africa, Gabonese tumblers, contortionists from South Africa, the Africa Lion dance, percussionists from Zimbabwe, South African vocalists, and more. Koresh Dance Company performance, Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for members and $10 for students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Renowned for their powerful stage presence, Philadelphias Koresh Dance Company has been hailed as a vital force on both national and international stages. Koresh Dance Company was founded 20 years ago by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen Koresh and his brother, executive director Alon Koresh. Koresh Dance Companys critically acclaimed work attracts increasing audiences across the nation and abroad, as does their reputation for passion and outstanding technique. This 20th Anniversary Production includes jazzbased works from the 1990s, fun selections with music from 1940s and 1950s, Ronen Koreshs latest works, including his version of Ravels famed Bolero. MONHEIT, from page 1B Photo by VINCENT SOYEZ/AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTSJane Monheit, scheduled to perform at Largo Cultural Center Feb. 14, continues to dig deep into what brought her to music in the first place: great songs, and her passion for interpreting them. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 2B


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Sundays lineup will feature performances by Montoya, Ruthie Foster, Moreland and Arbuckle and Trampled Under Foot. Gates will open at 1 p.m. Coolers, food and drink will not be admitted into the park. One sealed bottle of water per person is allowed. Chairs and blankets also are permitted. There also will be chair rentals at the venue. Pets are not allowed. Assistance animals are permitted. Personal umbrellas are allowed; however, beach umbrellas, sunshades, tents and canopies will not be permitted. General admission is free. There is limited reserved seating available for purchase. Visit www.clearwaterseablues.com.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Zac Brown Band, Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813740-2446 or visit www.live nation.com.Capitol Theatre Richard Marx, Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Leon Redbone, Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. David Wilcox, Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Shaun Hopper and Adam Rafferty, Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Women of Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 and 8 p.m. Johnny Winter, Sunday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Travis Tritt, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Irish Rovers, Saturday, Feb. 23, 5 and 8 p.m. Loudon Wainwright III, Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Crowbar Scott H. Biram, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. MURS, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Jukebox the Ghost, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. That 1 Guy, Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 p.m. The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600 or visit www.crowbarlive.com.Jannus Live The English Beat, Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Friday, Feb. 15, 8:30 p.m. Whigfest, Sunday, Feb. 17, 8:30 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Largo Cultural Center Yesterday and Today, the Interactive Beatles Experience; Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. The Classics IV, Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Rave On! The Buddy Holly Tribute; Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Jane Monheit, Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Jim Stafford, Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. The Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largo arts.com.The Local 662 Caspian, Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. The Queers, Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Bad Rabbits, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.The Mahaffey The Florida Orchestra: War of the Romantics; Thursday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Merle Haggard, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Broadway Now; Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Kathleen Madigan, Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Michael Kaeshammer Trio, Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Ennis, Sunday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m. Palladium Chamber Players, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Blues at the Crossroads, a tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf featuring the Fabulous Thunderbirds, JJ Grey, Jody Williams and James Cotton; Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Fourth Big Boogie Woogie Piano Blues Stomp featuring Bob Seeley, Daryl Davis, Carl Sonny Leyland and Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues; Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor The xx, Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Lotus, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Broadway Now; Sunday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Vienna Boys Choir, Monday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m. Steve Miller Band, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Sheryl Crow, Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Alan Parsons Live Project, Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Jim Brickman, Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Joshua Bell, Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Daughtry and 3 Doors Down, Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Sandy Hacketts Rat Pack, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5; Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Photo by MARK SELIGER/SACKS & CO. Photo courtesy of ENNISPhotos courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALL Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLAbove, Irish Rovers take the stage at Capitol Theatre on Feb. 23. At left, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is one of two headliners for the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival. Bottom left, Ennis performs Feb. 10 at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College. Below, Ruth Eckerd Hall welcomes Frankie Valli, pictured left, and the Four Seasons perform Feb. 9 and Sheryl Crow Feb. 14. See MUSIC, page 6B


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Picture those rows of huge radio antennas out in the southwest desert. All those ears listening deeply and far away. Music is like that for me, an antenna ... a way to amp up the signal from this beautiful love ripping at my heart. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. Wilcox is said to hold audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between. Music still stretches out before me like the headlights of a car into the night, Wilcox said, reflecting on 20 years of record-making and touring. Its way beyond where I am, but it shows where Im going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now Im grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me. Photo by RHYS ALBRECHTDavid Wilcox plays Clearwaters Capitol Theatre on Feb. 9. Hilary Hahn, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. Jesse Cook, Thursday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.State Theatre Reel Big Fish, Friday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Old 97s, Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Fishbone, Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. This Day in History, Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visitwww.statetheatreconcerts.com.Tampa Bay Times Forum Muse, Sataurday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Pink, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.Tampa Theatre Matisyahu, Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Tampa Theatre is at 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Call 813-274-8982 or visit www.tampatheatre.org.For more music and concert information, visit TBN weekly.com. MUSIC, from page 5BSkippers Smokehouse 10th annual Rockabilly Ruckus featuring Blair Carman Band, Nikki Hill, Six Volt Rodeo, Sara Rose Band, Rocket 88, Slip & The Spinouts, The Downshifters, Ted Stevens, and Doo Shots; Saturday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. Jonathan Richman, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours, Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Cope, Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Colin Lake, Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. The Gibson Brothers, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skippers smokehouse.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Florida Orchestra: Broadway Now; Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Lindsey Stirling, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra, Thursday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5; Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Above, Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Feb. 15 at Tampas Straz Center for the Performing Arts. At left, The Palladium at St. Petersburg College welcomes Michael Kaeshammer Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of NEW FRONTIER TOURING Photo courtesy of STRAZ CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS


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