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SCHOOLSFighting bullyingSticks and stones are not the only schoolyard weapons that can hurt kids. Words can hurt just as badly, and cyber bullying has taken it to the next level. ... Page 13A. Above, Largos Jarvis Stewart (21) gains a portion of his total 139 yards in the home game against Dixie Hollins Nov. 1. Stewart scored touchdowns on 26and 30-yard runs. Before four minutes had elapsed in the game Dixie Hollins found itself down 21-0 due to two returned fumbles for touchdowns by Largo. Things didnt improve much after that. Largo won the game 52-12. At left, Largos Joewun Bee (14) sacks Dixie Hollins quarterback Tyrie Adams. Packers stun Dixie City to nix fee for two more years Largo commissioners side with developers on parkland fee moratorium LARGOChristmas parade in its third yearOrganization of Largos Old Fashioned Christmas Parade is already well underway, its organizer said Nov. 5. ... Page 4A. POLICE BEATDeputy shoots suspected dealerA Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputy shot a St. Petersburg man suspected of illegally dealing in firearms about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Deputies later discovered the suspect, identified as Anthony Antonio Newkirk, 32, was in possession of multiple firearms. ... Page 7A.BUSINESSLargo waives fees for events Largo commissioners approved a moratorium on collecting temporary event fees for the month of November. The moratorium is designed to encourage businesses to host sidewalk sales, tent sales, or other shopping-related events through the community during the busiest shopping month of the year. ... Page 8A.Governor calls for election Candidates le to ll the seat in Congress left by the late Bill Young ... Page 5A. Also, catch The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris in Largo Nov. 8 ... 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MM#20181080813Largo Greenlight Pinellas on track for referendum By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER If everything goes according to plan, Pinellas County residents will get an opportunity to vote Nov. 4, 2014, on a different method of funding its transportation system. Pinellas County Commissioners discussed the details of a referendum question Oct. 29 that would allow residents to vote yes or no to levy a transportation surtax of 1 percent to replace the current funding method of ad valorem (property) tax. County Attorney Jim Bennett provided the commission with a memo of the decision points to be made during the work session. The first was the amount of the tax 1 percent or up to 1 percent. All but Commissioner Norm Roche voted in favor of 1 percent. Roche voted no to all the questions about the ballot language. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority CEO Brad Miller said 1 percent is necessary for PSTA to fulfill its financial plan, which was recently vetted by a third party consultant. Miller said PSTA would like the new tax to take effect Jan. 1, 2016, to zero out property tax on Oct. 1, 2015, so citizens dont have to pay both taxes at the same time. We would float on reserves until Jan. 1, 2016, he said. Commissioners have the responsibility to specify the uses for the new tax. The consensus was to restrict the use to expenses necessary to improve and expand the current bus system, add bus rapid transit and a light rail system, as specified by Greenlight Pinellas, as well as operations and maintenance of the system. Interlocal agreements between the county, its municipalities and PSTA could dictate how the money from the tax is shared. Bennett said the commission could decide to act as a passthrough for the money or simply act as a pass-through to PSTA. He said the commission might want to reserve some authority on the timing of the release of funds. The consensus was to pass 100 percent of the money to PSTA and hold an annual meeting between the commission and PSTA to discuss how the money was spent. PSTA will remain liable for its operations and the county will simply act as the funding mechanism, the same as it does with Penny for Pinellas funds dispersed to municipalities. County Administrator Bob LaSala is concerned aboutPhotos by JIM LAYFIELD Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERPinellas County Attorney Jim Bennett walks county commissioners through the decisions needed to write the ballot language for a referendum on a new way to fund transportation during an Oct. 29 work session. See GREENLIGHT, page 4A By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Despite requesting more research and an earlier discussion on the effects of the moratorium, Largo commissioners unanimously agreed to waive parkland impact fees imposed on new developments for two more years. In an effort to encourage signs of economic recovery in Largo, the city wont charge developers fees of $2,874 for single-family houses and $1,434 to $1,916 per unit for multifamily projects. The parkland impact fees are designed to offset development with a fund the city can use to purchase more land for parks. The commission first adopted the twoyear fee moratorium in May 2012. However, as the expiration of the moratorium neared, many developers working on projects in Largo requested that city extend it. The new ordinance, which will have to be passed in a second reading Nov. 19, would keep the moratorium until May 31, 2016. Economic Development Manager Teresa Brydon said that a discussion to review the impact fees and its effect on the parkland dedication fund, which currently is $1.56 million, had been tentatively scheduled for January 2015. Commissioners questioned why they couldnt review the policies surrounding the fee much sooner than five months before the moratorium expired. Im afraid that five months is not a long time to tell these businesses, Hey your fees are going to be increased, Commissioner Michael Smith said. I just wish we could give them a little bit more heads-up. Commissioner Woody Brown reiterated a request made when staff requested direction on the issue last month. Why cant we get some more information on surrounding communities, on See FEES, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .8-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . .11A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-7A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .10A Health . . . . . . . . . . .14A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .16A Police beat . . . . . . . . .6-7A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .13A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .15A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .12A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSTom GermondColumnist says trivia team needs help. Page 12A. Largo Fire Rescue swears in new firefighters, chiefs By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Four new firefighters/paramedics, along with newly appointed Fire Chief Shelby Willis and Deputy Chief David Mixson were sworn into their roles within Largo Fire Rescue Nov. 5. The new firefighters Thomas Bogaards, Nashan Tiwari, Jorge Oliveria and Jorge Rodriquez were added to the department as of Sept. 30. Bogaards was born and raised in Miami. He attended the Florida State Fire College and the Miami Dade Community College for his fire and EMS certifications. He previously worked for American Ambulance as an emergency medical technician. Tiwari was born in Minnesota and moved to Florida four years ago. He attended St. Petersburg Fire Academy and Manatee Technical Institute for his certifications and also has a bachelors degree in public safety from St. Petersburg College. He worked for Paramedics Plus two years prior to coming to Largo. Oliveria was born and raised in Tampa. He attended Leary Fire Academy and Hillsborough Community College for his fire and EMS certifications. Before coming to Largo Fire Rescue, he was an electrician. Rodriquez was born in Illinois and moved to Florida in 2010. He attended Waubonsee Community College and Hillsborough Community College for his certifications and was previously employed at Paramedics Plus. Willis has been the acting chief since April and was hired over 58 candidates who applied for the position on Sept. 13. She has been with the department since 1997. Willis promoted Mixson to take over her former role as deputy chief on Oct. 3. Mixson was first promoted to division chief in 2009. He was moved back to chief of operations when Willis took oversight of the department in April, following the resignation of former chief Mike Wallace, who was questioned on his choice of personnel, including the position of operations chief.Photo by WAYNE WILLIAMS Six members of Largo Fire Rescue were sworn into their roles during the Nov. 5 commission meeting. Pictured are, from left, Firefighters Thomas Bogaards, Nashan Tiwari, Jorge Oliveria and Jorge Rodriquez, Deputy Chief David Mixson and Chief Shelby Willis. The Park Boulevard bridge will be closed to motorists and pedestrians for 30 days in June. For the story, see page 4A.


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Visit Largo or call 518-3131.Barbershop chorus seeks members LARGO The Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus is currently seeking men, women and children to participate in this years Christmas Spectacular Show Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Largo Community Center. All singers must attend four rehearsals prior to the show and be prepared to sing three songs on the program. Sheet music and learning CDs will be provided at no cost. Rehearsals will be Mondays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. All interested singers should call Lance at 410-5696. The holiday show is part of the Largo Community Centers Sunday Matinee Music Series, featuring dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Largo presents musical comedyLARGO Dick Budin Productions present a new-fangled, old-fashioned, hiss and boo musical comedy, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-24, at Largo Community Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The Greatest Christmas Villain is a musical by Richard Budin. Gateswing, president of the worlds largest toy company, plans to trick Santa and take his toys. What will happen to Christmas? Will the elves lose their jobs?Join the campfire sing-alongLARGO The city of Largo presents a campfire sing-along Friday, Nov. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The cost is $3. Sit around the campfire, make smores and listen to great music. Bring chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be served. Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 895-9073. Bay Area Singles and Couples 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.Largo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Ce ntral Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. For information about events, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit at the librarys monthly crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing of the library. Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. The Nov. 13 craft will be a cross-stitch leather cuff. No registration is required. All materials will be provided. Call 587-6715.Start your genealogy research for freeLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society and Largo Public Library will host Family History Assistance Day Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 4 p.m., in the Jenkins Room on the first floor of the library. Bring information about your family and receive free, one-on-one assistance from a Pinellas Genealogy Society consultant. Beginners especially are encouraged to attend and experience the process of tracing their genealogical history. No appointment is necessary first come, first served. The society will provide tours of the librarys outstanding genealogy center, and classes will be offered. For more information about this Pinellas Genealogy Society event, call Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or send email to holidays come to Largo Park LARGO Celebrate the holidays with a weekend of talented crafters and artists offering original and unique items Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Largo Central Park. The weekend will include specialty food vendors, Christmas carolers and spectacular holiday lights in the park. Santa Claus will visit, so bring the kids. There will be lots of giveaways and raffles for cash gift cards and grand prizes. Free drawings are held three times per day. Grand prizes are at end of each day. Visit or call 321-300-4509. Meet Tom the TurkeyLARGO Meet Tom the Turkey at his party, Gobble Gobble Games Galore, on Monday, Nov. 11, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Early registration is $5; the cost is $8 at the door. Space is limited. The family-friendly Thanksgiving event will feature games, a craft, a snack and traditional holiday classic music. Dont forget to bring your camera. Call 518-3125 or visit


Park Blvd. bridge upgrades setLARGO Volunteers at Heritage Village are offered a unique chance to help citizens connect the past with the present. Heritage Villages volunteers provide the community with a greater understanding of local and state history and underscore the importance of preserving history for future generations. Learn about volunteering with Pinellas Countys Heritage Village at a volunteer orientation on Saturday, Nov. 9,10 a.m. in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village. This orientation is planned for adults interested in becoming docents/tour guides, historic house caretakers and museum greeters. Heritage Village is at 11909 125th St. N. For more information about volunteering or the orientation, call 582-2125. For more information on Heritage Village, visit Largo Leader, November 7, 2013unknown costs for related expenses, such as utility relocation, right of way acquisition and changes to the traffic signal system. He talked about joint-use facilities and land zoning differences between jurisdictions in relation to stations and support system for light rail and bus rapid transit. Bennett said Greenlight Pinellas, which is the overall plan to improve the transportation system, calls for utility relocation to follow the method used by the Florida Department of Transportation, which means the expense would be paid by the utility, not PSTA. The county could end up on the hook for the expense of relocations involving the Utility Department. Bennett said countys financial adviser needed to review the plan. This could get expensive very quickly, he said. Miller said experts working on the Greenlight Pinellas plan had tried to consider as many expenses as possible, including those mentioned by LaSala. However, everyone agreed there would be unknowns. Miller said it was PSTAs intention to work with the county on any issues. Bennett said the commission also had to decide whether to specify an ending date for the tax or to ask voters to approve continuing the 1 percent charge until repealed. A repeal of the tax, however, is unlikely unless another funding source is found to pay for operations and maintenance of transit systems. The plan calls for bus improvements to begin right away with bus expansions finished and in service by 2021. Rail planning isnt scheduled to start until 2018, with construction slated to begin in 2021. Rail service would begin in 2024. Commissioner Karen Seel pointed out that the plan covers 35 years and suggested that after all the infrastructure is completed, not as much money would be required. Miller said since the surtax would become PSTAs only funding source, it would be needed to pay all future operations and maintenance costs, which are currently unknown. Some of the cost of construction for improved bus system and light rail is expected to come from state and federal grants. All parties insist that the ballot language be transparent, direct and easily understood. PSTA released a draft of proposed ballot language, as follows. Shall the improvement, operation and maintenance of public ScreenshotS by SUZETTE PORTERGreenlight Pinellas plan includes a countywide transformation of bus service with more frequency, night and weekend service, as well as implementation of rail, coordination of land use and connections to Tampa.transit throughout Pinellas County, including without limitation an expanded bus system with bus rapid transit, increased frequency and extended hours, future passenger rail and regional connections be funded by levying a 1 percent transportation sales surtax from Jan. 1, 2016 until repealed? The county attorneys office will continue to work the PSTA legal team to come up with final ballot language for the commissions approval. The commission is scheduled to continue discussion at its Dec. 3 work session. A final hearing to approve the ballot language is set for Dec. 10. For more information, visit Brad Miller, CEO for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, answers questions from Pinellas County Commissioners Oct. 29 about plans to improve transportation countywide. GREENLIGHT, from page 1A By BOB McCLUREINDIAN SHORES Motorists and pedestrians headed to and from the beaches on Park Boulevard will need to find an alternate route in June. Thats because Pinellas County officials announced Oct. 30 plans for a major renovation to the Park Boulevard Bridge that will close the structure for about 30 days. The bridge will remain in the open position in order to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements. County engineer Tom Menke said the primary reducer, or gearbox, which lifts the bridge, needs to be replaced and probably the secondary reducer, which is leaking oil, will be replaced as well. Weve had maintenance issues with this for a while, said Menke. It (the reducer) is undersized and doesnt meet the current specifications for the bridge. The estimated cost of the project is $700,00 to $800,000, Menke said. Final engineering specifications are being prepared and the project is expected to be put out for bid soon. A failure of the primary reducer on May 7 prompted the county to move forward with the upgrades. Plans are to replace the reducer, motor brake and adjust the air buffer mechanisms of the bridge mechanics, according to a county news release. People have been complaining about that bridge for some time, said North Redington Beach Mayor Bill Queen. So its good that youre moving forward on this. Nancy McKibben, an engineering specialist for Pinellas County, said the work was scheduled in June because school would be out. It also will be hurricane season, she said. So if we need to have an evacuation, the bridge will be forcefully closed. Menke was asked why engineers couldnt do one side at a time, leaving one lane open for traffic during the work. He explained that the bridge is a single bridge, unlike the Indian Rocks Beach bridge, which would nix that idea. There also will be some other construction going on, Menke said, and we could have some lane closures (leading to the bridge). Alternative routes during the construction will be the Indian Rocks Causeway and the Tom Stuart Causeway bridges. The Park Boulevard bridge was built in 1979, connecting Park Boulevard with the barrier islands. Photo by BOB McCLUREThe Park Boulevard bridge will be closed to motorists and pedestrians for 30 days in June.the ability to have a moratorium just for regions of the city that were hoping to have more development, before extending this moratorium? He suggested the commission consider extending the moratorium after a discussion during the work session in January, long before the May deadline. Brydon said that staff began working on extending the moratorium after talking with developers working on projects in the city. Theyre lining up their financial obligations, she said. Not having the moratorium or potentially having a reduced fee or a modified fee is a big financial impact to them at this time. That is the reason that we brought the request when we did at the end of last month. Brown said that since clearly the moratorium is working, he was in favor of continuing it. I just really wish that todays item would have had some of that information with it, he said. Im not just looking forward to 2016. Were looking at, OK, what are we going to do when we come out of this moratorium? City Attorney Alan Zimmet was charged with researching whether the parkland fees could be exempted for projects within the citys redevelopment districts and said he would determine that sooner rather than later. Also at the request of developers, the ordinance extends the period in which developers must obtain a certificate of occupancy from the time a building permit is issued from 12 to 18 months, with an additional six months that could be granted due to construction delays.More apartments comingIn fact, one of the projects that first prompted the parkland fee moratorium was a 304-unit apartment complex at 12700 66th St. that was never fully financed after securing a development agreement with the city in April 2010. Unfortunately that project never took place because of financial reasons, said city planner Jesus Nio, explaining that the development agreement was now expired. Dockside Investors, which is currently developing the former Briarwood RV Park into a 260-unit apartment complex, is interested in buying and developing the 13.56 acres into a similar project. Fortunately yall, this one has nobody living on it. Theres nobody there; its vacant land, Jonathan Damonte of Dockside Investors said. Im hoping were going to have a nice, short, happy trip this time. The Briarwood project, still in the works, has been delayed several times due to those who were living in the RV Park. The market rate apartments will be very similar to what will be constructed at Briarwood, Damonte said. The commissioners agreed to let the city negotiate a new development agreement with the current property owners and Dockside Investors that would allow the construction of up to 288 units. The property is within the 66th Street mixed-use corridor and appropriate for higher density, staff reported. Nearby residents and business owners will have an opportunity to give their input on the agreement during two public hearings, Nio said. The property used to be the Golf Driving Range. Im glad to see something happening to this property, Commissioner Curtis Holmes said. FEES, from page 1AChristmas parade to see its third year in Largo By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Organization of Largos Old Fashioned Christmas Parade is already well underway, its organizer Joseph Stefko told commissioners Nov. 5. The parade through the Old Northwest neighborhood will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., scheduled before the Holiday Stroll in Largo Central Park. The parade is a fairly new tradition, in its third year. Three years ago, we hadnt had a parade in a long time, Stefko explained. I thought it would be kind of nice to have something like what I grew up with, just a small old-fashioned thing. Last year, more than 2,000 people came out to watch more than 60 floats in the parade. It was neat to see all these little kids running around, throwing out beads and all that, Stefko said. I think its going to be even bigger this year. The city has already received tons of calls about it, he said. The Largo High School marching band will participate this year. Participation in the parade is $50 per decorated float. All proceeds go to the Suncoast Voices for Children Foundation. Sponsorship costs $250 and includes a business logo on the parade banner at the front of the parade. I made no money off this. Every penny goes right back to another organization, Stefko said. He thanked the commissioners and city staff for their support of a now well-established annual event. This year, it was really easy for me, he said. The first year or two it was hard, because you didnt know what I was going to do, but I appreciate everything you did to make it work and help me out. Mayor Pat Gerard thanked Stefko for organizing the parade. Stefkos business, The Hair Jungle, was one of two businesses highlighted during the meeting in honor of Largo Small Business Month. Bandit Fitness, a 23-year-old business owned by Jeff Jordan, also was highlighted. For more information about the Christmas parade and to register, visit This week in LargoBike Rodeo returns to LargoLARGO The Largo Police Department invites children to its Bike Safety Rodeo Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Largo police station, 201 Highland Ave. Participants who complete the rodeo will be entered to win a new bike. The event is an opportunity for the community to meet the new police chief, Jeff Undestad. Children also will be able to tour the Largo police command vehicle, the station and view police gear and equipment. For more information, call 586-7427.Ulmer Park festival heldLARGO The Ulmer Park Market and Community Festival will be held second Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 301 W. Bay Drive The community festival, organized by the Downtown Largo Merchants Association, will feature live music, food trucks, gourmet coffee, arts and crafts, games, face painting and raffle prizes. Join the community and support local businesses. Vendor booths are available as well as sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Youth Fire Explorers in honor of Fire Safety Month. For information, call Tanya Pistillo at 465-8558.Barrington to host Veterans Day celebrationLARGO The Barrington senior living facility will host a Veterans Day celebration Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., at 901 Seminole Blvd. The ceremony will include a presentation on the history of the American flag from a speaker from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an opportunity for veterans to speak about their experiences, patriotic music and a flag ceremony. For more information, call 217-5664 or visit www.barringtonseniorliving.comVeterans invited to ceremonyLARGO The Forestbrook Condo Association and Grand Villas Assisted Living Facility will sponsor a Veterans Day celebration Monday, Nov. 11, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Grand Villas, 700 Starkey Road. All veterans of any service branch and any time period served are invited, along with their spouses, significant others and the general public, to commend their service to the country. Bring folding chairs. The program will include a presentation of the colors by the Pinellas County Veterans Council, the national anthem sung by the Largo High School Madrigal Singers, a welcome by emcee Ernie Bach, introduction of World War II Marine veteran John Residence, the reading of the honor roll of veterans present, a keynote speaker and an honor guard rifle salute. All veterans who will attend this event are requested to contact the Forestbrook News for inclusion on the honor roll. Call 585-1111 or email your name, service branch and years of service to City to honor veteransLARGO A Veterans Day ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Join the Veterans Day Committee honoring Americas military veterans. The ceremony will include special music, honorable presentations, guest speakers and more. Call 587-6775.Shredfest comes back to LargoLARGO Residents can bring their personal documents to be securely shredded and recycled during the Shredfest on Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Largo drop-off recycling center, 1551 Starkey Road. Attendees can bring up to five file boxes of paper per car to be shredded and recycled. There is no need to remove staples, tape, paper clips or rubber bands. In celebration of America Recycles Day, ProShred will recycle all shredded data. File boxes will be collected by the city of Largo and recycled. For more information or directions to the event, visit or call 587-6760.Volunteer orientation set at Heritage Village The Largo Leader publishes news and photographs about people and groups. Send items to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Email or call 397-5563, ext. 324.


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Rick Scott issued an executive order setting the date for a special election to fill the empty seat. Young represented House District 13 for 42 years. When he died, more than a year was left on his term. Until a new representative is elected, the majority of the county lacks one of its voices in Congress. House District 13 covers all of Pinellas, except a small area in south St. Petersburg plus one Gulfport precinct, and northernmost voting precincts that encompass Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar, East Lake and one in Palm Harbor. Scotts executive order calls for a primary election on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The general election follows on Tuesday, March 11, which coincides with elections already scheduled in 16 of the countys 24 municipalities. This congressional district is entirely in Pinellas County and represents 75 percent of our voters, Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said. We appreciate Gov. Scott issuing the executive order early and for approving the election schedule proposed by Gary Holland, assistant director of the Division of Elections. Clark said the schedule allows sufficient time for election preparation and allows time to mail ballots to our overseas and military voters 45 days prior to each election so they are not disenfranchised. According to information supplied by the county Elections Office, voter registration deadlines, by law, are 29 days prior to any election. The deadline for the special primary election is Dec. 16, 2013 and Feb. 10, 2014 for the special election. Clark reminds voters that the state has closed primaries, so only voters registered with a political party may vote in that partys primary election. Any changes to party affiliations must be made 29 days prior to a primary election. Early voting is scheduled from Jan. 4-12, 2014 for the primary and March 1-9, 2014 for the special election. Registered voters will be able to vote between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in any of the three Supervisor of Elections offices. No word was available from the Supervisor of Elections about mail ballots. Nancy Whitlock, Elections Supervisor, said staff was still working on the schedule. By law, ballots must be mailed at least 45 days prior for overseas and absent military voters. Ballots must be mailed to domestic voters between 35 and 28 days prior to Election Day.Candidate qualifyingCandidate qualifying period runs from 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, through noon, Tuesday, Nov. 19. As of noon Monday, Nov. 4, the state Division of Elections had not added information about the election or candidates to its website. Officials said no candidates had filed their paperwork. Democrat Alex Sink was the first candidate to announce that she is running since the governor set the election dates. Sink, Floridas former Chief Financial Officer, made her announcement Oct. 30. I made this decision after careful consideration, Sink said. Everywhere I go, I hear the same sentiment from Floridians: Washington is broken. Look at what happened during the government shutdown. The people of Pinellas County I have talked to are angry they are frustrated that our leaders in Washington were unwilling to solve even the most basic of problems to keep our government running. What we saw earlier this month was unacceptable. Thats why Ive decided its time to get off the sidelines and do my part to start changing how we do business. Democrat Jessica Ehrlich, who has been campaigning to run in the November 2014 election, has not made an official announcement about the special election; however, her campaign is still active, according to recent news releases on her new website. On the Republican side, media reports say that David Jolly, Youngs former general counsel, has announced his candidacy and is backed by Youngs wife, Beverly. Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has said he will not run, as has Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, former state Rep. Larry Crow and Youngs son, Billy. Among those reportedly still undecided are Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, former Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard and former Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield. There was no word on Youngs brother, Tom, who also reportedly has said he might run. Young, 82, of Indian Shores, the nations longest serving Republican member of the U.S. Congress died Oct. 18, 2013. He was buried in Bay Pines Cemetery Oct. 24.Map courtesy of ELECTIONS OFFICECongressional District 13, represented in purple, includes 75 percent of voters in Pinellas County.


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A deputy observed the suspect vehicle eastbound on the Pinellas Bayway and attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle eluded the deputy and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit entered a residential zone in the area of 38th Way South and 50th Avenue. According to deputies, at one point the suspect vehicle attempted a U-turn and was struck by the deputy cruiser. The suspect vehicles airbag deployed and the vehicle became disabled. Elliot, the driver, Kevin Thompson, 18, and Tiwan Jones, 17, all of St. Petersburg, plus an unknown fourth suspect, exited the car and fled on foot. Deputies and K-9 Unit deputies, with the assistance of St. Petersburg Police officers began to search and track the suspects. All four suspects were apprehended within an hour and a halfs time and arrested for armed robbery. They also were arrested for grand theft auto when it was discovered that the vehicle they were driving had been stolen from St. Pete Police Departments jurisdiction and reported stolen on Oct. 29. The adults were transported to Pinellas County Jail without further incident. The juveniles were taken to Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. Police beat Police beatKenneth City PD seeks Halloween bank robbersKENNETH CITY Kenneth City police released photos Nov. 3 of two black males wearing Halloween masks during a Oct. 31 armed robbery of HomeBanc National Association Branch, 5825 54th Ave. N. According to police, the men entered the bank about 3:30 p.m., demanded and received two bank trays of money. They left the bank on foot and got into a waiting red Cadillac Escalade and fled the scene. One suspect was described as being about 5 foot 8 inches tall, thin build wearing a ghost mask, black shirt and green pants. The second man was wearing a devil mask and a white shirt with black shorts. The suspect wearing the ghost mask carried a handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tucker at 420-5278. Holiday man arrested for sexual batteryPALM HARBOR Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a Holiday man on Oct. 31 on one count of sexual battery on a child under age 12. Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit began their investigation on Sept. 11, when the victim child disclosed to her mother that Richard Noh, 51, in 2012, had molested her. Through their investigation, detectives determined that the girl had been molested on multiple occasions between April and June 2012. Detectives made contact with Noh Oct. 31. Noh admitted to the allegations but denied that it occurred on more than one occasion, according to the sheriffs report. He was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. No bond was set.Publics help needed to ID robbery suspectDUNEDIN Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives are asking for help to identify a man who attempted to rob TD Bank about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit said the suspect entered the TD Bank at 28100 U.S. 19 N. in Dunedin and handed a teller a note, requesting money. After a few minutes, the suspect left the bank on foot without any money. No one was injured during the PINELLAS PARK A motorcyclist died Oct. 31 in a single-vehicle crash that occurred in the 5900 block of 78th Avenue in Pinellas Park. Richard Golden, 31, of St. Petersburg was traveling eastbound on 78th Avenue at a high rate of speed about 11:52 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle when crossing the railroad tracks in the 6100 block, according to a report from the Pinellas Park police. The motorcycle then struck a curb on the south side of the road, also hitting a utility pole, which was severed in half. Golden was ejected from the motorcycle. He then slid along the roadway before becoming trapped under a parked vehicle in a vacant lot. Officers unsuccessfully tried to free Golden, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The 2002 Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle Golden was riding was reported stolen on Oct. 22. Pinellas Park police reported that Golden was on community control and had several warrants out for his arrest.Motorcyclist dies after crash on 78th Avenue Above, surveillance photo shows suspects wanted in the Oct. 31 robbery of HomeBanc in Kenneth City. At left, another photo shows an armed man wearing a mask and carrying a money tray during the robbery. Photos courtesy of KENNETH CITY PD Richard Noh Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives are asking for help to identify a man who attempted to rob TD Bank in Dunedin Oct. 29. See POLICE, page 7A


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Seminole Fire Rescue crews from Engines 29, 32, Truck 29, Squad 29 and the District Chief 29 responded.Deputy shoots suspected firearms dealerLARGO A Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputy shot a St. Petersburg man suspected of illegally dealing in firearms about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. According to the sheriffs report, Deputy Bill Hartigan, a member of the Sheriffs Community Policing Unit, learned that a suspect was headed to the Suburban Lodge Motel, 6500 Ulmerton Road, to conduct a sale of firearms. Along with other law enforcement personnel, Hartigan set up surveillance around the motel. When the suspect arrived, he backed his vehicle into a space near the rear of the motels parking lot. Hartigan approached the driver and ordered him out of the car several times. The suspect refused Hartigans instructions and eventually began driving his vehicle forward. As he drove forward, the suspect reached in his waistband as if to retrieve a weapon. Fearing for his safety and the safety of other law enforcement present, Hartigan shot the suspect several times. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered the suspect, identified as Anthony Antonio Newkirk, 32, was in possession of multiple firearms. Newkirk was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wounds. Newkirk was reportedly in stable condition Saturday afternoon. He was charged with a felony in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine and felony habitual traffic offender. Bond was set at $17,000. As a routine measure, Hartigan, an employee with the Sheriffs Office since April 2007, will be placed on paid administrative leave. Detectives with the Sheriffs Robbery Homicide Unit are investigating. incident and no weapon was seen at the time of the attempted robbery. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 160 pounds, 27 to 35 years old with dark hair. 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Photo by BRAD DYKENSSeminole Fire Rescue crews respond to a crash Oct. 29 on Seminole Boulevard and 106th Avenue.Two injured in Seminole crash POLICE, from page 6AIn addition, during the investigation and interview, Martin made wholly inappropriate comments with sexual overtones to the victim, which was irrelevant to the case. Martin reportedly described sexual acts, identified body parts and used inappropriate words. Martin also failed to submit properly written reports regarding this case. Internal Affairs investigators determined that Martin violated the rules and regulations of the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office and violated rules of conduct toward the public. This is the third case since Feb. 8, 2011 in which the Administrative Investigations Bureau ruled that Martin engaged in misconduct. In the two previous cases, Martin received significant suspensions, an 88hour suspension and a 96-hour suspension. Martin has been an employee of the sheriffs office since Aug. 15, 1988. 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The moratorium is designed to encourage businesses to host sidewalk sales, tent sales, or other shopping-related events through the community during the busiest shopping month of the year. This is the second year that the city has instituted the month-long moratorium on temporary event fees. While the city encourages support of all businesses throughout the year, the shopping days following Thanksgiving are of special importance to small businesses, which are traditionally sensitive to holiday sales. In general, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 stays in the local economy. If your business would like to host an outdoor temporary event during the month of November, visit and select the Planner on Call page to download a temporary event permit. While the fee will not be collected, the city still requires that an application be submitted for life and safety review. For more information, contact the Largo economic development division at or at 586-7360.GradePower Learning Center offers supplemental educationLARGO The GradePower Learning Center, 12931 Walsingham Road in the Walsingham Commons Plaza, recently launched a new local education program that teaches students how to learn more effectively. Local learning expert Jan Haskins believes too many children are trying to memorize their way through school, but she doesnt blame local schools. Given budget restraints, its unrealistic to think any school system can give every child all the education he or she needs to develop as a successful adult, said Haskins in s press release. She is one of the owners of the GradePower Learning center in Largo. Think of it this way: If my child showed an aptitude for music, Id enroll her in music lessons. I wouldnt expect the school system to fully develop his/her music potential. Its the same with all of my childs other academic and cognitive (learning) skills. These really should be developed with the help of a supplemental educator like GradePower Learning. A source of supplemental education since 1984, GradePower Learning has offered programs for children age 3 to grade 12 that reinforce academic skills such as math, reading and writing, and teach children how to learn more effectively.Holiday Open House setLARGO Julies Cottage at Provence and Periwinkles at the Cottage will host the 13th annual Holiday Open House Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, at 13128 Indian Rocks Road. Hours will be Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two businesses will be working together with the Greater Tampa Bay Blue Star Mothers Organization to support servicemen and women who will be spending their holiday overseas. The organization has been providing service since 1942 to veterans, POW/MIA and fallen military families through varying activities. During the open house, wish list items will be collected to be shipped to soldiers. Also, donations will be accepted to help pay for postage. Donors will receive a special discount from Julies and Periwinkles. Wish list items include iTunes gift cards, AT&T 120 minute global phone cards, mens socks, mens sweat pants, throw sized blankets, zip-lock bags, plastic spoons and forks, foot powder, Q-Tips, Chapstick, Kleenex, Trident white gum, hot chocolate and hot cider mix, granola bars, plastic Christmas ornaments, dried fruit snacks and Slim Jims. The open house also will feature holiday shopping with a large selection of wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, Vera Bradley, Spartina and other gifts. Carolers from Indian Rocks Christian School will be on hand Thursday evening. On Friday and Saturday, the grounds will be filled with vendors offering unique gifts and goods. The cottages will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 6, to prepare for the open house. Call 517-8102 or 596-3045.Country Porch to host open houseLARGO Country Porch, at 13862 Walsingham Road, will host its Holiday Blessings open house and sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9. Hours will be Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters and unique handmade fall and holiday decor will be presented along with prize drawings and refreshments. The store will be closed Nov. 7 to prepare for this two-day affair.Clothing sale to benefit PARCST. PETERSBURG Sun Country Cleaners will host its unclaimed clothing sale Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at PARC Thrift Store, 5825 66th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709. Thousands of freshly cleaned items donated by Sun Country Cleaners will be sold for $5 each. All proceeds will go to PARC, a nonprofit agency supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. Sun Country Cleaners and PARC want to help the community to afford designer label, professional clothing for job hunting, interviews and family needs. Items will include business suits, dresses, mens shirts, sweaters, sport shirts, skirts, ties and trousers. For information, call 535-9930.Allegiant announces new nonstop service CLEARWATER Allegiant recently announced new, nonstop jet service between Stewart International Airport and Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The company is offering introductory fares as low as $53 one way. We are pleased to return to Stewart International Airport and bring affordable and convenient travel options to the residents of the Hudson Valley, said Andrew C. Levy in a press release. Levy is Allegiant Travel Company president. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Tampa Bay and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together through us. The new flights will operate two times each week between Stewart International Airport and St. PeteClearwater International Airport. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Todays new service marks an important milestone for Stewart International Airport, as we welcome a fourth airline and top-flight carrier in Allegiant to the airport community, said Pat Foye, Port Authority executive director. We expect the Port Authoritys continued investment in Stewart, featuring significant upgrades to the passenger terminal and both runways, to pay many future dividends for the traveling public. Allegiant also recently announced new, nonstop jet service between Elmira Corning Regional Airport and Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, with fares as low as $75 one way. Allegiant also will offer new, nonstop jet service between Sioux Falls Regional Airport and Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport with fares as low as $95 one way.BBA to meetBELLEAIR BLUFFS The city of Belleair Bluffs will host the Bluffs Business Association monthly meet-and-greet on Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Belleair Bluffs Community Center, 2747 Sunset Blvd. Businesses and residents of Belleair Bluffs are invited to enjoy refreshments and to network with Bluffs Business Association members. The mission of the Bluffs Business Association is to promote and improve the business environment, stimulate a vibrant local economy and enhance the overall quality of life for the residents in Belleair Bluffs and the surrounding communities. Businesses that bring a door prize are invited to give a commercial about their business. All guests are welcome. Call Bonnie Trembulak at 686-8797.Bellezza Tan & Spa opening setSEMINOLE The Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 12, to celebrate the grand opening of Bellezza Tan & Spa, 8460 Seminole Blvd. The grand opening event will run 5 to 8 p.m. with the ribbon-cutting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Bellezza Tan & Spa is also a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by The Marine Corps Reserve. Attendees who bring a toy will receive a discount on a hair or skin care service.Mock selected as top Kilt GirlCLEARWATER Taylor Mock, from the Clearwater Tilted Kilt pub, recently was selected as a top Kilt Girl and will be featured in the 2014 National Kilt Girl Calendar. This year marks the seventh annual launch of the national Kilt Girl Calendar in which the company has selected 15 of its top girls from its pubs across the country. Mock is an aspiring broadcaster studying at the University of Tampa. 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The professional painting franchise specializes in exterior and interior residential and commercial painting projects. This is the first ProTect Painters franchise in the area. Before opening ProTect Painters of Seminole & Tampa Bay Beaches, Armentrout worked at an airspace and defense plant as an engineering manager. After the plant announced plans to move out of state, she turned down an offer to relocate with the company, choosing instead to pursue her dream of running her own business. Amidst her search of various business opportunities, she ultimately decided to open a ProTect Painters franchise because of the companys proven business model, low overhead cost and quality services. For more information, visit www.protectpaint Street Alliance opensTARPON SPRINGS Wall Street Alliance hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 1, at 9 South Safford Ave. Wall Street Alliance is an experienced financial services firm offering investment advice and asset management, retirement planning, legacy and estate planning, tax planning, executive benefits design, comprehensive financial planning, and more.Organization releases real estate statsThe Pinellas Realtor Organization recently released a report summarizing county real estate statistics for September 2013. According to the report, the real estate market continues its slow climb up the ladder to better sales and market activity. Closed sales on single-family homes are up 20.4 percent from this same time last year. Closed sales on townhomes/condos are up 20 percent. Cash sales for single-family residences are up 7.3 percent over last September and cash sales for townhomes/condos is up 17.9 percent. The report also shows new listings are up 23.1 percent for single family residences and up 8.2 percent for townhomes/condos from this same time last year. The median sales price for a single-family residence is up 20.6 percent to $160,000 from September 2012. The median sales price for townhomes/condos is down 4.3 percent to $100,500 from September 2012. Traditional closed sales for single-family residences are up 38.4 percent from last year, according to the organization. Traditional closed sales for townhomes/condos are up 41.9 percent from last year. Short sales for single-family residences are down 28.7 percent from this same time last year. Short sales for townhomes/condos are down 49.4 percent from this same time last year.Gerlach completes Kona Ironman BELLEAIR BLUFFS Leslie Gerlach of Largo, a member of The Thorn Collection of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, recently completed the Kona Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. The Kona Ironman includes a 2.4-mile open water swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. Gerlach competes in the 60-64 age group. My goal was to complete it and I did, Gerlach said in a press release. It was wonderful the best experience. It was unbelievable. Gerlach is a member of the TriLewis Club, a local USA Triathlon club of inspired athletes that treat fitness as a lifestyle, according to its website. She qualified for the Ironman World Championship last November in Cozumel. To date, she has completed five Ironman 140.6 events and five Ironman 70.3 events. She is looking forward to competing in the Gasparilla Distance Classics Becks Light Challenge, which includes a 5K, 15K and half marathon over two days next February, and the Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans next April. Gerlach has been with The Thorn Collection for six years and she has been top agent for three of the six years. The Thorn Collections Leslie Gerlach smiles as she completes the 2013 Kona Ironman World Championship. Real estate newsColdwell names top agentsBELLEAIR Coldwell Banker Belleair recently named its top agents for September. Marcia Ellis was the top sales agent. Tricia Priest was the top listing agent.Coastal Properties opens second Clearwater locationCLEARWATER Coastal Properties Group International, the exclusive affiliate of Christies International Real Estate in Tampa Bay, recently opened a second office location in Clearwater Beach on Island Estates at 292 Windward Passage. The boutique office was opened in order to service the companys clients on Island Estates and to meet the needs of growing brokerage firm. As a brokerage, we have a significant market share on Island Estates, said Alex Jansen in a press release. Jansen is Coastals CEO and managing broker. The strategic location of this boutique office will allow us to better service that growing clientele and accommodate our real estate professionals who specialize in this exclusive area. The office is located next to the Clearwater Beach/Island Estates post office and is directly across the street from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We expect to see a lot of walk-in traffic at this location, said Jansen. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium receives approximately 1,000 guests per month, many of whom are visitors to the area and are interested in purchasing a waterfront home or condominium. New agents join Florida Luxury RealtyBELLEAIR BLUFFS Florida Luxury Realty recently welcomed two new agents to their office. Viki Watson has a rich history as a real estate investor and renovator. She brings her experience in Arizona and Hawaii to homebuyers and sellers in Tampa Bay. Florida Muda brings over seven years of real estate sales experience to Florida Luxury Realty. A native of Albania, she is fluent in multiple languages and her specialty is working with international clients. Florida was previously with Engel & Volkers Realty. UPDATES, from page 8A Viki Watson Florida Muda


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These are programs like Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Roots Magic, and The Master Genealogist to name but a few. In this age of electronic genealogy they are fairly indispensable in helping us keep track of our data and our research. In addition to that software, there also are well-known websites such as,, and that give us access to vast amounts of data that we can search. However, there are other sites and software programs that are perhaps not as well known, but which also can tremendously aid in our genealogy research and data organization. The following are brief explanations of but a few of those. Evernote Evernote is a piece of software that fundamentally allows you to jot notes to yourself. The notes can be tagged with labels of your choosing so you can easily find them when the notes become numerous. It also will allow you to directly make a clip of a website you are viewing so you can revisit it again by simply clicking the hotlink that was saved as a note in Evernote. The software is cloud-based so that means you can load the software on multiple devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops) and see the saved notes synchronized across all of those devices. Dropbox Dropbox is another cloud-based utility. Think of it as a storage area as opposed to a note or document generator like Evernote. It also can be loaded on multiple devices so that the documents saved in Dropbox can be synchronized and viewed across all of your devices. Dropbox has some handy features that make it easy to use for backups. The Dropbox site will even store previous versions of your documents, so if you want to retrieve a document that you changed but then thought better of, you can. If you delete a document from your Dropbox, it also can be retrieved from your account page on the Dropbox site. The things you save in both Evernote and Dropbox can be kept not only in the cloud, but also resident on your computer or other device. That means that if you are at a place where you do not have access to the Internet, you can still view and manipulate your documents and notes. What Ive described above are only the most frequently used capabilities of the two programs. You can anticipate future columns dealing with these two utilities where we will go into much more detail. Relationship Calculator If you ever get confused about the relationship between yourself and another of your ancestors, the Relationship Calculator can be of help. It is completely mouse-click driven, so no typing is necessary. For example, simply click on fathers fathers childs childs child to see that that person is your first cousin once removed. Time Lines of History If you want to get a feel for what was happening in the world during a time one of your ancestors lived, Time Lines of History will reveal it for you. You can choose a period in history already set up (for example the decade from 1811 to 1820) or specify your own timeframe. This is a good way to build an understanding of the historical and social events that influenced an ancestors life. Genealogy Calculators Genealogy Calculators is a fun page to play around on. It is a collection of various utilities that could be helpful at one time or another. There you can find a perpetual calendar, a Roman numeral converter, a cousin calculator, and age calculator, and an inflation calculator to name a few. All of the utilities mentioned here are free, or offer free versions that are more than adequate for normal usage. Of course, these are just the tip of the iceberg. Programs and website such as these abound on the Internet. I hope this introduction has spurred your interest in seeking out others on your own. The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a class on utilities such as those described here. It is an interesting class because every time it is offered, the content changes due to new utilities becoming available. 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She will be joined by colleagues on the violin and cello for a program well suited to the warm surroundings and excellent acoustics of the Peace Church sanctuary. The New Arts Trio features Penneys on piano, Jacques Israelievitch on violin and Arie Lipsky on cello. Penneys teaches piano at the Eastman School of Music and is founder of the new Penneys Piano Festival & Friends of Piano at USF and artist-in-residence at St. Petersburg College. She was a founding member of the New Arts trio in 1974 and has performed with these particular colleagues since 1999 and 1996 respectively. The only two-time winner of the Naumberg Award for chamber music, the New Arts Trio has performed in major venues throughout the United States and Canada, including programs at Alice Tully Hall and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Following the concert, there will be a reception in the churchs fellowship hall. 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12A Viewpoints Leader, November 7, 2013We are the Rabid Existentialists. For an hour or so on Wednesday nights at a local pub, we play trivia, along with other teams, such as the Beer Busters, the Losers and William Shatner Face. We suspect that a couple of teams cheat because some of their players text or talk on their cell phones during the Trivia Night. Thats a no-no but so far no indictments have been issued. Im quite certain though they will get their comeuppance; theyll have a free ride to hell when they die. When our team is at full strength, we have about eight or nine players with varied backgrounds. As far as I know, none of us have criminal records. Our captain, Paul, has a strong background in linguistics, leading me to believe that he came up with the name Rabid Existentialists, which, defined, has something to do with philosophy. Or maybe its another television show about zombies. Guess I should ask Paul. Our forte seems to be history and geography, since we have two high school history teachers on our team. Not sure what Im bringing to the table, other than useless nostalgic brain debris, such as the fact Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp, was recorded by Barry Mann in about 1961. Oh, God, here we go; now I cant get that song out of my head. Damn earworms. Conspicuous by his absence lately has been Factual John, who seems to know a lot on about a wide range of topics, such as the Manhattan Project, guns and rocketry. Makes me wonder, though, if existentialism is his true calling. We seem to get a lot of questions about astronomy. Dont know much about that, other than the fact my friends cat is named Copernicus. Or is it Picasso? Cant seem to get my facts straight. Quarrels over questions are common. Since theres a time limit to answer each question, Paul sometimes will end the debate by calling for an informal vote. Recently, we disagreed over which ice cream store chain opened first BaskinRobbins or Dairy Queen? Our answer was correct Dairy Queen. What ensued was a 20-minute debate on which chain makes the best ice cream. One of the team members said McDonalds makes the best ice cream. Thats blasphemy. Dont worry, though. I hear hes walking again. Fortunately, some questions quickly get a consensus. A couple of weeks ago, trivia teams were asked whose candidacy is known for Tippecanoe and Tyler, too I looked at one of my teammates, a history teacher, and we simultaneously whispered William Henry Harrison to Paul. Then, of course, we had to discuss Harrison at length, both noting that Harrisons presidency was the shortest in history just over a month because he died in office. He also gave the longest inaugural address in history, my teacher friend said. Still hours shorter then Tea Party Face Ted Cruzs speech, I said to myself. Didnt want to start a political debate while we were on a winning streak. One of my so-called friends, Jim, questioned whether I was indeed a University of Florida graduate when I botched a question about the last time the Gators had won a national championship in football. Im still beating myself up over that answer, which may have cost us first place that night. Singing Who Put the Bomps in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp over and over, though, seems to help me get past it. When Paul is gone, we are a rudderless ship. We appointed Jim captain recently, but since none of us could spell existentialism which was necessary to submit a name for our team we decided to come up with a new team name for the evening. How about the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald? I suggested, in reference to the direction our team was going. No takers. We settled on Paulless at the Pub. The match went downhill fast that night. Some players turned their attention to the Red Sox and Cardinals World Series game. Surprised there wasnt an argument over who had the best beard on the field. I was praying for another question about the Gators, to redeem myself. A couple of teammates defected, opting to play Jinga with Snickers bars. We need help. If you would like to join the Rabid Existentialists, please email me your credentials. I can assure you the process will be less painful than qualifying for Obamacare.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Email ideal situation for a writer (lets call him Cox) who wishes to really crank out a lot of words in a short time is a prison cell. Outside the cell is an armed guard either male or female hired by Coxs publisher to shoot Cox if he fails to meet the required deadline. In the cell is a sink with running water for Cox to splash into his face. In one corner is a toilet. Just inside the cell door is a table with coffee, re-supplied every hour or so by the armed guard. Cox writes on a computer or on a yellow legal pad, as he prefers. Beside him is an alarm clock, as a reminder of how much time remains for him to complete his daily output of words before the armed guard blows Coxs brains out. Another excellent writing inspiration is Coxs checkbook or bank statement, which shows a balance of $124.80. This is the average life savings for the typical writer, including some of the most successful ones. Edgar Allan Poe and George Orwell were classic examples of impecunious scribblers who were driven not just by their obsession with writing but also their need to buy food, alcohol, drugs or available women. A good piece of advice for most beginning writers is Marry money. A clamorous newsroom with tight deadlines hanging over reporters and editors has always been a setting for plentiful writing. But once I left daily newspaper work I persuaded myself that peace and quiet are my absolute requirements for productive writing. However, I kept hearing of writers who refused to work without music as a companion. A few days ago I strapped on a set of earbuds, switched on my iPod and entered a wonderful new world: the combination of words and music. I wont assume that listening to Beethoven and Willie Nelson as I write will be a major help for me, but it will make writing much less lonely, and therefore more enjoyable. Novelists and other big-book writers sometimes get so sick of their current projects that they write for the sheer desire to finish the dadblamed thing and send it off to their agent or publisher. I know the feeling. Ive started at least 20 novels, but have completed none of them. Im neither proud nor ashamed of that fact. Writing is similar to raising a child. You are responsible for creating a piece of work, but you soon learn that the work seems to have a mind of its own. It may stay with you for years, or it may suddenly fade away and never be heard from again. Im writing this column under less-thanideal circumstances. Outside, a team of treetrimmers is assaulting large limbs overhanging the street. They have buzz saws capable of felling giant redwoods or even the Washington Monument. The sound of the power saws makes me wish I was in the prison cell I referred to, above. Adding to the din today is the barking of three dogs, either owned or under the temporary care of my sweetheart Liz, with whom I am residing during one of my frequent visits to Pinellas County. Her own dog is a miniature schnauzer, Max, whose ancestors were trained to attack anyone or anything that came within 600 yards of home base. Fierce barking and snarling became part of the genetic package; Max is powerless not to respond in that way, until Liz sprays him with cold water, out of sheer desperation. The other two dogs are Annabelle and Mariana. They are younger and larger than Max, and are delighted to follow Maxs raucous lead each time a UPS or garbage truck, squirrel or tree surgeon appears out front. Its an impressive chorus, a marvelous accompaniment for the words you are now reading. Its fun to read about the quirks and customs that writers have used to help them get the words out of their brains and onto paper or screen. Sir Walter Scott wrote poetry while riding on horseback. The poet Friedrich Schiller kept a supply of rotting apples in his desk. He said the odor stimulated him. Agatha Christie also used apples as a writing aid. She chomped on them while writing in the bathtub. John Steinbeck was a fanatic about having 12 sharpened pencils at his side as he wrote. Setting a daily quota has been an aid to many writers. Jack London said he wrote 1,000 words every day of his adult life. Stephen King aims for 2,000 words each day, and refuses to use adverbs. You can find many more examples of writers habits at Driver is a former columnist with the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tourism conjures images of theme parks, resort hotels, state parks and the finest beaches the world has to offer. Sailfish, marlins and mackerel dont immediately come to mind, but recreational fishing is an important part of the tourism industry in Florida, too. Florida is uniquely positioned to attract visitors to the state for recreational fishing, as our natural fresh and salt waterways are truly world-famous. Each year, millions of Americans and international visitors come to Florida to spend time fishing on our waterways. Florida leads the nation in total angler expenditures, where nearly $5 billion was spent just last year. According to a recent report by the Florida TaxWatch Center for Competitive Florida, Florida: The Fishing Capital of the World, more than 80,200 jobs result from the states recreational fishing industry. More than half of the money that enters Floridas economy from the fishing industry is spent on trip-related expenses, such as food, lodging and transportation, which benefit the traditional tourism industry. This considerable economic impact does not include the commercial fishing industry, which provides its own tremendous value to Floridas economy, and supports thousands of Florida jobs. The demand for quality fishing already exists, and Florida should make the most of it. Did you know that approximately 46 million Americans fish, which is more than those who play golf and tennis combined? There are many opportunities for tourism expansion in Florida, but recreational fishing is one that continues to steadily grow. The number of people fishing in the Sunshine State grew by 24 percent, from 2006-2011. In response to this growth, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission recently added four additional Florida license-free fishing days through 2013: Oct. 12, Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 28. License-free fishing days encourage visitors and residents alike to participate in this multi-billion industry. From now on, Florida will host eight license-free fishing days each year. While Florida leaders have already recognized the importance of state waterways for global competitiveness by putting substantial investments into our seaports, they must also keep in mind the role that our waterways have in positioning Florida to compete in the global tourism sector through recreational and competitive fishing. Already the nationwide leader in recreational fishing, prioritizing the investment and growth of the fishing industry would maximize potential tourism revenues and help sustain and strengthen Florida as the global destination for anglers who want to experience the worlds premier competitive fishing. There are hundreds of competitive fishing events held around the U.S. and the globe that could likely be readily relocated to Florida waters, bringing even more visitors to the Sunshine State each year. Floridas water resources present incredible economic opportunities for the state, but Florida leaders must consider how these resources can be used to maximize their impact. Expansions of Floridas recreational fishing industry is a promising opportunity to diversify the use of Floridas water resources and continue to grow and diversify Floridas economy. Dominic M. 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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERS Some ideas on how to write faster Drivers SeatBob Driver Help wanted for our trivia team Tom Germond Dominic M. Calabro Florida tourism gets hooked on the joys of fishingA misapplication of talentEditor: The Oct. 17 Beach Beacon contained an article concerning the plan of St. Pete Beach to contract with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office for a deputy to be dedicated to code enforcement as has been done in Madeira Beach. I have little doubt that action on reported violations has improved and likely incentive for compliance, particularly as pertains to the new chronic nuisance code. By my observation, initiative for enforcement in other code areas, not so much. It should be noted that the city contract for law enforcement services, initiated in 1995, contained the provision the sheriff shall bring appropriate charges for violations of all laws and ordinances and accordingly, such sworn officers of the sheriff are hereby vested with the power to enforce ordinances of the city. It would seem that this has never been effectively applied except perhaps for the occasional noise complaint. The point of this letter is to express the view that use of an expensively trained law enforcement officer for code enforcement activity is a serious misapplication of talent. At over $90,000 per year, this would fund at least two full-time city employees. Richard J. Lewis Madeira BeachCut the right wing extremists adriftEditor: Admission to the Grand Old Party has for far too long been extended by invitation only. This has resulted in a myopic, monochromatic agenda, one authored and driven by a narrow and select minority. Because of this they now find themselves increasingly isolated from Main Street America and the concerns of ordinary citizens, including many of their own constituents. Worse they continue to plod forward on this path in spite of the fact it is obvious, even to outsiders, that their inwardly focused views have the potential to alter the future of their party and the dynamics of American politics in a way that will prove irreversible. It is their collective reluctance to change that has left them floundering in desperation, a circumstance entirely of their own making. To illustrate this point, for openers their legislative record and their political agenda for the past 50 or so years have served to solidify in the minds of millions of Americans the Republican Party is the party of white male Americans, the wealthy and the influential. Rather than taking steps to alter this perception, they forge ahead Plan, a plan that was dictated by their far right extreme element. The need for a fall back Plan B seems never to have occurred to them. In the long run all that this will accomplish is to drive a wedge between Republican rank and file and their dissonant element, something both divisive and destructive. At the same time it alienates that new and ever expanding social and political demographic outside their party at a time many of them are searching for political affiliation and are being aggressively courted by the Democrats. I refer to those people destined to soon represent the majority in America. This includes women, Blacks, Hispanics and the other disparate groups representative of a new and thriving United States. Republicans, by historically denying these people access to their tent, are inadvertently driving them into the camp of their adversary. In fact in all probability it is already too late for them to change. However, they must still make the effort if they hope to survive as a party, and they have precious little time to lose. Should those running the party fail to convince the faithful they must reach out, accommodating and embracing this expanding demographic, I fear the days of the Republican Party as a relative factor in American politics is about to come to an abrupt end. It is highly probable the only way to rectify the situation is to cut the right wing extremists adrift, in the process coalescing the remaining members into a new and more centrist party. This new party must then replace the dogmatic members forced out, those tails that for too long wagged the dog, with pragmatic leaders who will develop an agenda more responsive to the needs of the new centrist moderate base they will then come to represent. What is vital for all Americans to consider is this is not only important to Republicans that they salvage their party, it is important to all Americans, including Democrats. The worst possible scenario would be one that resulted in the demise of the two party system that has served this nation so well for so long. Theirs is a voice we all need. Robert A. Shaw Madeira Beach


they start wanting to quit a sport or activity, (then you know something is going on.) Other signs that a child may be bullied mirror classic signs of depression, Waldron said. For instance, they may not want to go to school, or younger kids could fake stomachaches or give other excuses to stay home. Also, stolen items out of the backpacks (is a sign,) Waldron said. Stolen backpacks. Stolen lunches. If your kid comes home hungry every afternoon because someone was stealing their lunch. The key is to look at patterns, she said. One stolen lunch one day is bad, but that doesnt necessarily mean that it is because of a bullying situation. However, if it is happening multiple times a week or every day, then it is probably bullying. Other signs include lower grades or lower self-esteem, Reubens added. The other major thing parents should do is monitor computer and cellphone time, Waldron said. At this point, it seems inevitable that kids will have their own cellphones, but there needs to be rules that go along with them, she said. One of the things we know is that kids often bully at 2 a.m., Waldron said. Its a very common time. So what they do is they take the cellphone or the smartphone into their bedrooms after lights out, and thats when a lot of the bullying occurs when mom and dad are asleep. However, Waldron said that she and the JWB are trying to teach parents that it is imperative to set boundaries and guidelines with phones, just as there would be rules for using the family car or TV. We have to teach parents about the rules, Waldron said. Like, the phone comes into my bedroom at 10 p.m., depending on the age of the child. Or, you can keep your phone, but if I find youre texting at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m., youre going to lose your phone for a week. The computer is the other area that parents really need to supervise, Waldron said. Parents need to stress that the computer belongs to the parents, not the kids, and it is a privilege that can be taken away. The younger the kid is, the more the computer has to be in the family room, Waldron said. When were still really training kids how to use the Internet, it really needs to be in the family room or the kitchen. In a place where mom and dad can walk through and see whats on the computer. The Internet and especially social media has scared a lot of parents, Waldron said, because they dont know how to keep on top of it especially since new social media sites seem to be popping up all the time. However, the first step in monitoring that is to mandate that the kids friend their parents on every social media site that they are on. That way, parents can see what their kids are posting and what is being posted on their walls and newsfeeds. 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By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLCLEARWATER Sticks and stones are not the only schoolyard weapons that can hurt kids. Words can hurt just as badly, and cyber bullying has taken it to the next level. The Pinellas County School District, individual schools, the Juvenile Welfare Board, and Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services are all working together to combat this problem so kids across the county can feel safe coming to school.A changing worldBullying is nothing new. Even several centuries ago, bullying was documented in literature, said Shelba Waldron, senior program consultant with the JWB. In some ways, bullying today has not changed much since todays adults were young. Outside of social media, outside of the Internet, I dont think its very different, Waldron said. Even at young ages, in elementary school, kids bully each other and its still the same level. Kids still pick on the kids seen as different, she said. Kids still bully on the bus and in the bathrooms and in other places where adults are not present. And the younger the kids are, the more likely they will bully by socialization and isolation. For instance, kids may deliberately exclude another child from their games or groups, Waldron said. However, the prevalence of the Internet now takes things to a whole new level, she said. Now, rather than a bully just saying mean, nasty things to someones face in front of a limited number of people, they can text those things to the victim and then forward the message to a dozen people, Waldron said. Then those kids can each forward it to another dozen people. Or if the bullying takes place on social media or other areas of the Internet, hundreds if not thousands of people can see it. It just keeps multiplying, Waldron said. And what happens to the victims, they now go to school in a total level of fear. They no longer know who is bullying them. They dont know who knows what. Whereas before, if youre just bullying on the bus, you know its just the kids who were on the bus and maybe a couple of friends theyve told. But now we can tell kids at 2 a.m. So now I can bully you on the bus and I can go video it. Im going to take pictures of it, and now Im going to go put it on the Internet and now all the school is going to know. This is where criminal charges and the new laws start coming in, she said. Especially if it involves sexting. Every cellphone now comes with a built-in camera, and kids dont always realize that if they take a sexy picture of themselves, not only can the wrong person get a hold of that and forward it on to the whole school, but if the person is underage, it also could count as being in possession of child pornography. Social media is a huge battleground for bullying. Even though most of those sites require a user to be at least 13 years old to have an account, kids who are younger are gaining access to it, said Joan Reubens, bullying prevention specialist with Pinellas County Schools. The reality is the cyber world has really opened it up (for bullying,) Reubens said. The students, even as young as kindergarten, have cellphones and social networking sites like Facebook. Ive spoken to kindergartners about it. Usually its an older sibling who has set them up with an account. The immediacy and permanency is what is so damaging and traumatic, Reubens said. When they send it electronically, kids see it over and over again, Reubens said. And masses of people see it.What is bullying?More people are talking about bullying, which is good, however therefore sometimes kids label everything as bullying, Waldron said. She looked at me strange, shes bullying. No, thats not bullying, Waldron said. Sometimes, theyre using that natural childhood bickering thats going on and theyre saying everything is bullying. True bullying is about power and control, Waldron said. It also has to be long-term; something that occurs more than once, Waldron said. And it usually occurs in similar settings because they want to create fear. So Im going to make you afraid of getting on the bus. Thats the job of the bully. When adults are trying to determine if a child is being bullied, it is important to ask the right questions, she said. Is it the same person or group who is picking on the student? Does the child feel like the other person is controlling them? Has this type of thing happened on a regular basis in a similar location? If those questions yield yes answers, then most likely it is a bullying situation. Waldron said that one student told her that she was bullied so much in eighth and ninth grade that she had to withdraw from school and be homeschooled for a year. The student said that it was lonely being homeschooled, but it had been even lonelier in school with all the bullying. There is more information now on how bullying affects people and how to deal with bullying, Waldron said. Even 10 years ago, administrators would put the bully and victim together in the same room to try to work out the situation, she said. Now they realize that is a bad way to handle it, she said. Research now shows that bullying can have real serious effects, Waldron said. We know that with the kids who are truly bullied, its very similar to a victim of domestic violence, Waldron said. Youre in a constant state of fear. Youre in a constant state of heightened awareness of violence that could potentially come. With domestic violence, its always that potential. Whats he going to do tonight? If I talk to my friends, am I going to get yelled at? So its that same kind of PTSD that occurs If I dont bring money to the bully, whats he going to do? And that is still a very popular form of bullying. Even if the retaliation doesnt come that day, the victim knows that it could be the next day or the day after that. Living in that kind of fear makes it impossible to concentrate in class or learn, Waldron said. In both scenarios, the perpetrators gain control by instilling fear in their victims. One of the things that has gotten the publics attention regarding bullying is the kids who commit suicide because of it. However, both Waldron and Reubens say that in reality, those instances are the rare. In fact, Reubens said that to her knowledge, there have been no bullying suicides in Pinellas County. Waldron said that often in those cases, bullying is just the final catalyst leading to the tragedy. One thing about the suicides is that bullying is the straw that broke the camels back, Waldron said. A lot of times, theyre connecting mental health issues with the kids who are killing themselves. And one thing I try to tell the kids when I go work in schools is that actually suicide is not as prevalent as we think it is. Its just whats getting the attention. The Pinellas County School District has an online system where students and parents can report allegations of bullying, Reubens said. In 2012, there were just over 3,000 reports of bullying and harassment, and about 577 of those were substantiated, she said. Both the good and bad news is that overall, the kids involved in bullying is actually a small percentage of the overall student population involved in bullying, even though those who are victimized by it feel huge effects, Reubens said. Overall, she said, about 15 percent of kids are victims of bullying, and about 10 percent of students take part in bullying. So if you want to look at it in a positive light, 90 percent of the population is not engaged in bullying, Reubens said. Most of our kids do not bully, but its that 10 percent of the population that makes it seem so severe because kids dont know what to do about it.What can parents do?The first thing parents should do is watch for various warning signs of bullying, Waldron said. Part of it begins with what Waldron calls traditional parenting. Know who your kids friends are, Waldron said. Know who theyre talking to, who theyre hanging out with. Because if you can get a grasp of that a little bit and then they start eliminating those friends or Cyber bullying can have a huge affect on kids and teens because hundreds of kids can see the bullying. The victims dont feel safe going to school because they dont know who knows and who is part of the bullying.Photos courtesy of NEWSUSA See BULLYING, page 14ASheriffs office offers social media seminarsLARGO The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office is hosting three educational seminars at three different Pinellas County Schools. The course entitled Social Media & Your Kids is designed to teach parents how to keep up with social media. The class will help adults get a handle on the various social media platforms, teach parents how to monitor their kids online activity and help keep them safe from online trouble. The events are scheduled as follows: Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, 6410 118th Ave. N., Largo Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S., Gulfport Parents are invited to attend any of the above listed sessions to learn more about how to keep their kids safe from the dangers of social media, including bullying. The class will help parents become familiar with sites and mobile apps popular with the kids; and remind parents why it is important to pay close attention. The session is also designed to provide parents with tips on how to engage their kids in conversation about social media; and how to monitor their online activity. For more information about the presentations, call Deputy Tom Kelley at 582-2222 or email event aimed at bullyingSEMINOLE For 12 hours, Pinellas County School Resource Deputy Ural Darling, along with other law enforcement members, students, teachers and community leaders will beat the drums against bullying Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Osceola Middle School, 9301 98th St. N. The public is invited to come and say no to bullying. Pinellas County Sheriffs Office is hosting the 12-hour Beat the Bullies event to raise awareness of the problem of bullying in schools and to encourage intervention and prevention before matters escalate and get out of hand.


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There are a lot of reasons why a child might become a bully, Waldron said. Maybe they are being bullied at home or have low self-esteem and want to feel a sense of power. Other times they just want a sense of belonging and dont know a constructive way to get that attention. One way parents can help their kids is to get them involved in positive extracurricular activities, Waldron said. Get the kid involved in the arts or in sports, Waldron said. Get a good coach on them to help build up their self-esteem. Find something that they love. This can help in several ways, she said. Being involved will help them develop a group of friends with similar interests that they can grow with. This helps prevent kids from becoming bullies because they can already have that sense of belonging and dont need to seek out negative attention. Additionally, it can help kids who may be a victim of bullying because now they will have a support system. There will be other kids to help stand up to the bully, and in some cases, it even helps the would-be victim to just shrug off any attempts of bullying, which could cause the bully to get bored and stop. Its also important to help children and teens understand that no matter how bad they think it is or how embarrassed they are, it is not the end of the world, Reubens said. When kids keep it in and say, I dont know what to do; I dont know who to talk to, then they cant see beyond today, Reubens said. Therefore, its important that they have a trusted adult to talk to. Teach kids to tell someone they trust even if it is not a parent or their main teacher, Reubens said. It could be a coach or a teacher they had in the past, but they need to tell someone so they can help them deal with the situation.What is the school district doing?The school district as a whole is doing its part to prevent bullying, Reubens said. Many schools throughout the county are part of the Olweus (pronounced ol-vey-us) bullying prevention program, which helps create a culture across the whole school and community, including parents and teachers that teaches and enforces positive social behaviors that help minimize bullying and harassment, she said. The county also has Safe Teams across the schools, which helps train about bullying, explaining what it is and what it is not, and how to deal with it as an entire school, not just in individual classes. It also helps teach people how to report bullying. And really focusing on the students who are the bystanders, and having them report in a safe way if they see something happening to a friend or someone they dont even know, Reubens said. One major tool is the ability to go online to to report a suspected case of bullying, she said. Every case is investigated, and that way appropriate action can be taken. There is no one set punishment, and different schools have different policies, but based on the individual situation, punishment for bullying could be at least a disciplinary referral or additional loss of privileges, detentions or even a temporary suspension. The important thing is that each case is reported so that appropriate action can be taken before the situation gets out of hand. For additional resources, call 211 or visit BULLYING, from page 13ABay Pines earns Top Performer honorSEMINOLE Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Bay Pines VAHCS was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, childrens asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza. Bay Pines is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. to earn the honor for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Bay Pines was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012. To earn the honor, hospitals must achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures, achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases, and have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma. 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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. In addition to being included in todays release of The Joint Commissions Bay Pines is one of the nations leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,500 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to veterans in southwest Florida. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 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. Bay Pines VAHCS treats approximately 100,000 veterans each year.All Childrens Hospital named top performerST. PETERSBURG The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recently named All Childrens Hospital a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. 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We do more than provide excellent treatment when a child is admitted with an asthma attack we also provide education for patients and parents aimed at successful management of asthma symptoms in order to prevent readmission to the hospital. All Childrens is one of three Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. earned this designation as adult hospitals that consistently and at a very high level follow best practices for treating people who require surgery or suffer heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia or other serious conditions.Paradise Nutrition offers Fit CampINDIAN SHORES Paradise Nutrition of Indian Shores offers a free Fit Camp Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Parking is available at Paradise Nutrition, 19455 Gulf Blvd., No. 9. Participants then walk across the street and workout on the beach. 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Sophomore Jasen Norris advanced to individual regional competition by shooting 73 for a second-place overall score. Pictured from left are Jack Robertson, Dan Robinson, Anthony DeRosa, Coach Scott Moore, Nate Tomelonus, Jasen Norris and Head Coach Greg Tipton.Fore!Fishing action continues briskAs we leave October behind and welcome in November, we can only hope that the transition into fall/winter stays on the same course. Regardless of what takes place from this point forward, the fishing has been nothing short of magical at times both inshore and offshore. Another weak cold front pushed through the area over last weekend and with another making its way through by this weekend we can only assume that this will be a consistent pattern for the time being. Usually I would say that it takes a few days for the fish to begin to actively feed again, however with the water temp sitting at a crisp 71 to 73 degrees, as long as the bait remains in the area the fish are showing no signs of slowing down. Inshore the bite has been lights out, if youre a live bait angler theres no reason that you cant keep a rod bent almost the entire day. Redfish, trout, Spanish mackerel are top targets with jack crevalle, ladyfish and the occasional bluefish being by-catch. The pattern is simple; as long as we have an east wind look for the bait to be stacked right up tight along the beach. Then targeting the lower incoming tide, set yourself up along an edge, whether its a spoil island or a sandbar on the outer edge of a grass flat, as long as the water is semi-clean it wont take long to chum up a bite. These fish are all looking to put on some weight in anticipation of the upcoming winter and once they sense a feeding frenzy in the area they will find you. Offshore, we had some real spurts of greatness last week prior to the front coming through. Conditions were perfect for near-shore kingfishing. Schools of small Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle have been corralling giant pods of micro bait, as they push the bait to the surface and crash it; the door is open for the kingfish to take advantage of their gluttony. Theres few things cooler than putting out a 14-inch bait and watching it get absolutely smoked right on the surface, then watching the line evaporate from the spool. Look for these small windows to occur 2 to 3 days after the front passes through and the seas settle again.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein BriefsTutterow hosts 5K runLARGO The third annual Tutterow Run for the Stars 5K and One-Mile Fun Run will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m., near shelter No. 8 in Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave. Early registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $20 and ends Nov. 7. Registration is $25 until Nov. 14 and $30 on race day. Discounts are available for families. Awards will be given for 5K winners in all major categories. Registration and packet pickup will start at 7:30 a.m. on race day. The 5K will start at 8:30 a.m., with the fun run immediately following. The race will benefit the Tutterow Stars of Tomorrow, a performance company of the Tutterow Dance Academy. To register and for more information, visit or team, won SHS Heart and Hustle Award, and earned honorable mention in the Tampa Bay Times All-Pinellas Volleyball Team. Shes also a member of the Tampa Stars National, which is ranked third in the state. Davis also has a 4.8261 weighted GPA and will graduate in 2013 with an A.A. degree from St. Petersburg Colleges Honors College. She was named the 2012-2013 Junior Student of the Year at SPC and also won the National Honor Society Community Service Award. Alia is an amazing young lady, said Coach Dexter Rogers. She leads with her words and her actions. She is loved by her teammates and coaches alike. She brings an insatiable desire to success to the court and also in the classroom. All ladies are welcome for league play Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for the 18-hole league and approximately 9:30 a.m. for the 9hole league. Call Judy at 392-3576 for more information.Register for anti-drug raceCLEARWATER The 25th annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic race is set for Saturday, Dec. 21, starting in Coachman Park. The preregistration fee is $21 for adults and $8 for kids ages 12 and younger. The 1-mile kids race is $5. There is also a 5K and 10K race. The first 1,750 runners to sign up receive a long-sleeved tech shirt. The USATF-certified 5K and 10K races begin in Coachman Park, go across the Memorial Causeway Bridge to Clearwater Beach and back. The kids race is around Coachman Park. Moms and strollers are welcome. After the event there is a postrace pancake breakfast in Coachman Park. There will be raffle giveaways. Proceeds will go to charities such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Youth for a Drug Free Florida, West Florida Y Running Scholarship, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Youth Triathlon Series and other charities. To register, visit www.saynoto of the WeekSEMINOLE BeefOBrady recently named Alia Davis, captain of Seminole High Schools volleyball team, as the a Student-Athlete of the Week. Davis was selected for the 2012 district all-star volleyballTides WGA resultsSEMINOLE Results of the Tides Womens Golf Association N-O-S-E event played Oct. 29 at the Tides Golf Club: A Flight Dolly Wicht, 31; Carol Johnson, 37.5; Gayl Cuno, 40.5 B Flight Joyce Cooney, 39; Kathy Farrell, 39; Nancy Briner, 41 C Flight Beverly Papalia, 31; Lorraine Taylor, 42; Bettye Crane, 44.5 Photos courtesy of CAPT. MARK HUBBARDBo Janecka of Deltona, above, displays a 13-pound hogfish he reeled in recently and Joe Diebold of Apollo Beach shows off a mahi he boated. Both men were on charter boats out of Hubbards Marina in Johns Pass Village.Memorable catches Seminole High student Alia Davis, pictured with Coach Dexter Rogers, was recently named BeefOBradys Student-Athlete of the Week.


16A Outdoors Leader, November 7, 2013 110713 Whale necropsy indicates a severe infection By BOB McCLUREMADEIRA BEACH Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the University of Florida and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration performed a necropsy Nov. 1 on a 32-foot sperm whale that beached itself in shallow water off Madeira Beach a day earlier. The 5-ton, female whale was euthanized Oct. 31 and later towed to a remote spot at Fort De Soto beach where the necropsy took place. The remains were buried nearby. There were no firm results but officials said the whale had a long-term illness. Scientists found signs of a severe infection that they said the whale had for months. No cause for the infection or the type of infection has been determined. The whale was discoveredOrganization reports record manatee deaths in 2013According to a statement from the Save the Manatee Club, 2013 has become the deadliest year ever for Floridas endangered manatees. In total, 769 manatees have died so far this year from Jan. 1 through Oct. 29, making it the largest annual manatee die-off in Florida since record-keeping began. The previous record was set in 2010 when biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented 766 dead manatees, of which hundreds died from cold stress. With more than two months still to go in 2013, nearly twice the number of manatees has already died than died in all of 2012. According to Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Clubs director of science and conservation, two unusual mortality events in 2013, coupled with the regular threats manatees face on a daily basis, have been responsible for the unprecedented losses. A record number of 276 manatees succumbed from exposure to a toxic red tide bloom in southwest Florida, centered in Lee County. Meanwhile, on Floridas east coast, an unusual mortality event claimed more than 100 manatee lives in Brevard County this year. This years record-breaking manatee mortality is a loud and clear signal that our waterways are in trouble, said Tripp, who explained that of the total number of manatee deaths so far this year, 123 were stillborn, newborn, or young calves less than 5 feet in length, which sets another annual record for this category of mortality. Of these, at least 49 were found in Brevard County, at the epicenter of the unusual mortality event linked to a variety of algal blooms and loss of 47,000 acres of seagrass since 2010. With 2013s catastrophic loss of manatee lives coming so close on the heels of the mass mortality suffered during 2010, the already difficult job to ensure the survival of these gentle and defenseless marine mammals has been made all the more challenging, and its not over yet, said Patrick Rose, an aquatic biologist and the executive director of the club. What we put into our waters, how much we pump from our aquifer and draw from our springs and rivers, together with how we use our waterways, all has an impact on our own lives and the lives of every aquatic species. We must be better stewards of our waters and waterways or suffer even more severe consequences going forward. Save the Manatee Club reminds the public that November is Manatee Awareness Month in Florida the time of year when manatees are on the move, making their way to important winter warm-water sites. The club offers a variety of ways for the public in Florida to be directly involved with manatee protection during November and throughout the year. The club produces free public awareness waterway signage, boating banners and decals, waterway cards, and educational posters. The bright yellow waterproof banner which cautions, Please Slow: Manatees Below, can assist in warning boaters to slow down for manatees who may be in the area. Shoreline property signs and matching boat decals also are available, featuring the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions hotline number (1-888-404-3922) for reporting sick and injured manatees. Boater and diver awareness posters also are available for dive shops, marinas, businesses, visitor centers, classrooms and libraries. Familyfriendly outdoor signs are produced by the club and distributed to state, municipal, and county parks; marinas; and other sites where human/manatee interactions can be a problem. To request any of these free materials, call 1-800-432-5646 or email The publics ongoing participation in manatee conservation, in Florida and outside the state, is essential for the welfare and protection of the species and the aquatic habitats upon which they depend, said Rose. Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. The clubs mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. For information on endangered manatees, visit www.savethe Photo by DARREN SUDNICKA beached 32-foot sperm whale flips its tail into the air briefly Oct. 31 before being euthanized by veterinarians from the University of Florida.shortly after sunrise Oct. 31 along a stretch of beach at 132nd Avenue in Madeira Beach. Shortly thereafter the sighting attracted large numbers of curious spectators, media, fire fighters and law enforcement and FWC officials. FWC officials said the whale was almost dead and severely emaciated. Its tail flipped in the air periodically before University of Florida veterinarians sedated the animal and later injected drugs to euthanize it. According to an FWC officer, the beached whale was the first along the Pinellas beaches since 2009 when another was discovered slightly north of Thursdays sighting. Outdoor activitiesFarm City Day setLARGO The Pinellas County Farm Bureau will sponsor Farm City Day on Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N. The free event serves to kick off nationally celebrated Farm City Week, created to educate citizens about agriculture and to enhance links between urban and rural dwellers. The theme for this year will be Farm Animals and activities will include making butter and ice cream, milking goats, feeding calves, and petting 4-H animals. For information, call 582-2123 or visit heritage.Extension to present garden toursLARGO Vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 to 11 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about growing their own food while marveling at the eye-catching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in Extensions Florida Botanical Herb Garden. Next, they will wander the brick paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings and learn how the featured plants can be used in the home. Attendees also will learn more about the tropical fruits that do well in the Florida climate including many varieties of bananas, figs, papayas, mangoes, avocados, sugar cane and citrus as well as little-known fruits that are not usually considered by the home gardener including jackfruit, carambola, Buddhas hand and pomegranate. Visitors also will view a diversity of plantings including a wide variety of ground covers, bromeliads, palms and power-line friendly trees that can be used in home landscapes. The free tours are recommended for adults and are limited to groups of 14 to 16 people. Advance registration is required. Call 582-2501 or visit Bromeliad society to meetCLEARWATER The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The speaker will be Alton Lee. Lee will explain how to protect bromeliads from cold weather. As primarily tropical and subtropical plants, most bromeliads are sensitive to low temperatures. Bromeliads will be available for sale. For information, call 439-7782.Park to host nature hikeLARGO A monthly nature hike will be offered Saturday, Nov. 16, 7 a.m., at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave., Largo. Attendees will take a guided walk through the woods, seeking out animals such as birds, raccoons, owls, opossums, bats and more. Flashlights are optional. The hike is free, but donations are kindly accepted. To preregister, call 518-3047.Great Weedon Bird Quest setST. PETERSBURG The Great Weedon Bird Quest will be Friday, Nov. 8, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Guests will learn to identify marks and behaviors of the island birds while taking advantage of this free guided hike. Binoculars will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedon Audubon Society to host field tripCLEARWATER The Clearwater Audubon Society will host a field trip Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m., at Possum Branch/Alligator Lake, in the Countryside area off McMullen-Booth Road. The parking area is on the east side of the road, just past Mease Countryside Hospital and before Curlew Road. For information, call John Hood at 461-4762. Visit


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Equestrian stable$2,500,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGwww.SandyHartmann 727-420-7510 Top five diversions Sugar Babies, by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby, with music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin; Nov. 7-24, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit This show boasts a riotously funny, nostalgic trip to burlesque: chorus girls, tap dancing, fan dancing and double and quadruple takes. Song numbers include I Cant Give You Anything But Love Baby and Dont Blame Me. A sizeable Broadway show, Sugar Babies is glitzy, fabulous, fun with a very patriotic finale. The Book of Liz, by Amy and David Sedaris, presented by Gypsy Stage Repertory; Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCom Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. Things are going great for Liz, until shes offered a promotion to manager. Meanwhile, back at Clusterhaven, Lizs compatriots just cant seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and its going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again? The answers to these and so many other questions can be found in this crazy one act comedy from the Sedaris family. Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), a comedic musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell, presented by West Coast Players, Nov. 8-24, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 437-2363 or visit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals. In this hilarious satire of musical theater, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. Where else can you see one musical with an opera, rock music, a homicidal artistic genius and a dream ballet? This comic valentine to musical theater was the longest running show in the York Theatre Companys 35-year history. Dunedin Wines the Blues, Saturday, Nov. 9, 5 to 11 p.m., in downtown Dunedin on Main Street between Louden Avenue and Broadway. Presented by the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association, this signature event for Dunedin is an upscale festival combining top-notch blues music from all over the country with wine from all over the world. Wine tastings will be offered from more than two-dozen vineyards spanning many varieties. Music will be performed on the main stage at Pioneer Park. This years event will include performances by TC Carr, Lauren Mitchell Band and Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers. Admission is free. Beer, wine, food and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Visit www.dunedin Sundays in Belleair, Sunday, Nov. 10, 5 to 7 p.m., at Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Call 518-3728. This installment of the Sundays in Belleair concert series will feature a tribute to the Beach Boys with a performance by Phil Dirt & The Dozers. Attendees may bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at The Dimmitt Community Center as well as Bella Vino Wine and Cheese Market, 100 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. Visit Photo courtesy of LAUREN MITCHELLLauren Mitchell plays Dunedin Wines the Blues on Nov. 9 at Pioneer Park.It may have glitzy spectacle, fun humor and guys in drag executing physically demanding dance numbers, but at the center of La Cage aux Folles is a tender story of family. The Eight OClock Theatre production of La Cage aux Folles, a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman, runs through Nov. 17 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students age 22 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793. The musical is based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. The story focuses on a gay couple: Georges and Albin. Georges, the owner of a Saint-Tropez nightclub, and Albin, the main attraction of the nightclubs drag revue, have lived together for 20 years in un-wedded bliss. When Georges son Jean-Michel fathered during a onenight fling arrives and announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician, their lives are thrown into turmoil. Jean-Michel has invited the family of his bride-to-be for dinner and he would prefer to present Georges and his biological mother as his parents, while giving Albin who helped raise him the boot. Georges reluctantly agrees to the masquerade. Of course, things dont go quite asTheater reviewEight OClock Theatres La Cage aux Folles is heartfelt, hilarious Photos courtesy of PICTURE THIS OF PALMA CEIAJerry Slutsky, left, stars as Georges and James Grenelle stars as Albin in Eight OClock Theatres production of La Cage aux Folles, running through Nov. 17 at Largo Cultural Center. intended and Albin has his own plans. Michael Newton-Brown directed this production of La Cage aux Folles for Eight OClock Theatre. My first La Cage aux Folles was in the late 1980s at the old Showboat Dinner Theatre, writes Newton-Brown in his notes from the director. Who would have thought as I work my fifth La Cage we would culturally be where we are now. [The show] is a delightful tribute to family values, and is the first gay musical to break the cultural barrier. The show features excellent music and choreography as well as plenty of feathers and sequins. Its not the glitz that makes La Cage aux Folles so compelling though its the characters and the way they interact. James Grenelle stars as Albin. Grenelle is as much the star of this show asLes Cagelles perform as part of Eight OClock Theatres production of La Cage aux Folles. See REVIEW, page 3B Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe


2B Just for Fun Leader, November 7, 2013 Vertical Blinds Plantation Shutters Draperies Valances ShadesServing Our Neighbors for 32 Years! Ehomefashions.comShowroom Open Monday Saturday8710 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 727-397-8770 101713 D D u u e e t t t t e e A A r r c c h h i i t t e e l l l l a a H H o o n n e e y y c c o o m m b b S S h h a a d d e e s s Celtic Thunder to play REHCLEARWATER As part of their fall 2013 62-city North American Tour, Celtic Thunder will bring Mythology to the Tampa Bay area this weekend. The world-renowned Irish super-group will perform live on Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerd Released in February, the seventh Celtic Thunder CD debuted at No. 1 on Billboards World Music Chart and is the groups eighth release to hit the No. 1 spot. Both the CD and the DVD continued to dominate the charts weeks after release. All six male soloists twice named Billboards Top World Music Artist perform both solo and ensemble numbers. The group features Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan. Celtic Thunder is known for performing an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from traditional Irish fare to international hits such as The Boys are Back in Town and The Sound of Silence, as well as original compositions including Voices and Hunters Moon. In addition to the six main vocalists, the tour also will feature strings, guitars, percussion, whistles, pipes and more in the eight-piece Celtic Thunder band. The tours musical director is David Munro, who also plays keyboards in the show. Created by Celtic Thunder producer Sharon Browne, Mythology bears all the hallmarks of a Celtic Thunder live show. It boasts an impressive and imposing stage resembling an ancient stone pathway drawn from Celtic lore and dramatic effects via lighting and choreography. Celtic Thunders signature brand of emotive and dramatic storytelling through traditional and contemporary music is found throughout the show. Mythology presents the audience with the perfect blend of entertainment, ideology and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on Celtic folklore.Photo courtesy of RUTH ECKERD HALLRuth Eckerd Hall welcomes Celtic Thunder Nov. 9. Looking ahead Looking aheadLargo Movies of the Silver Screen Thursday, Nov. 7, noon to 3 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Attendees will view a classic movie at this free event, sponsored by the Imperial Palms. Refreshments will be sold, and information on the movie will be handed out. For information, call 518-3131. Freckleface Strawberry, presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit Based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry teaches kids to learn and love the skin they are in. A Potpourri of Musical Gemstones, presented by the Tampa Bay Golden Strings Orchestra, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Presented as part of the Sunday Matinee Music Program, tickets are $14 for dinner and the show and must be purchased by the Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tickets for just the show can be purchased at the door for $10. For more information, visit or call 518-3131. The Greatest Christmas Villain, a musical by Richard Budin, Nov. 15-24, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for children. Performance times are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Gateswing, president of the worlds largest toy company, plans to trick Santa and take his toys. Can he be stopped? What will happen to Christmas? Will the elves lose their jobs? For more information and to purchase tickets, call 518-3131. Farm City Day Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo. Sponsored by the Pinellas County Farm Bureau, this serves as the kickoff event for Farm City Week, celebrated nationally each year during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. It was created to educate citizens about agriculture and to enhance links between rural and urban dwellers. Hands-on activities will include making butter and ice cream at the dairy barn, milking goats, petting chickens and bunnies, and agriculturally themed arts and crafts. This years theme will be Farm Animal. Call 727-5822123 for further information. Roger McGuinn, Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 5876793 or visit McGuinn, one of the founding members of The Byrds, is known as an innovator for merging folk and rock music in the 1960s. Prior to forming The Byrds, Roger toured and performed folk music with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. His music has been a staple on the music charts as well as many movie soundtracks. Some hits singles include Turn! Turn! Turn!, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man. Diane Schuur, Sunday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance Female and has a total of five Grammy nominations to her name. She has performed at some of the worlds most prestigious venues including the Carnegie Hall and the White House. She has also toured the world performing with greats such as Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, Joe Williams and Stevie Wonder. Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. This amazing group combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.Dunedin Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main Street in Downtown Dunedin. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet some of the countrys finest artists and crafters. Work will include botanical hotplates, ceramic planters, functional pottery, hair accessories, handmade jewelry pieces as well as an expansive green market. Visit Dunedin Celtic Festival, Saturday, Nov. 23, noon to 9:30 p.m., at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. This years outdoor celebration will feature performances by Celtica, The Fighting Jamesons, The Killdares, Juniper and Seven Nations. Also performing will be the City of Dunedin Pipe Band, Dunedin High School Scottish Highlander Marching Band, Dunedin High School Pipe Band, Dunedin Middle School Band, Dunedin Highland Middle School Pipe Band and the Highland Dancers. The festival serves as a fundraiser for Dunedins Scottish bands and is promoted, organized and managed by the Dunedin Highland Games and Festival Committee Inc. Visit Christmas Under The Oaks, Sunday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Cost is $2. Children age 11 and younger will be admitted for free. Call 725-1414. This will mark the 37th annual Christmas Under the Oaks Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the GFWC North Pinellas Womans Club and the city of Clearwater. This fundraising event will feature more than 150 artists, crafters and food vendors in a scenic waterfront venue. Proceeds from the show will benefit the scholarships, grants, and community service projects of the GFWC North Pinellas Womans Club. The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 22-24, at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater; and Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. The annual event will feature bands such as Bill Allreds Classic Jazz Band, Wallys Warehouse Waifs, Cornet Chop Suey, High Sierra, Dave Bennett and the Memphis Boys, Jubilee Jazz, Midiri Brothers, Red Garter Jazz, Tom Rigney and Flambeau and many more. A weekend badge costs $100. Daily badges for Friday and Sunday are $40. Daily badges for Saturday See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4BNovember 7, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Give credit where credit is due, Capricorn. You may not be fond of the person in charge, but they got there fair and square. More importantly, their practices are sound.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Miracles at home make for a delightful week. Show your appreciation with a trip someplace special, Aquarius. Auto issues persist. The solution is near.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Drama unfolds at work with a reveal, and you end up in the thick of things. Relax, Pisces. By the end of the week, everything will be back to normal.AriesMarch 21 April 19 No way, Aries. You cannot wait any longer. Make plans to clear up that pesky personal problem today. A financial compromise is reached. Celebrate with a night out on the town.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Watch it, Taurus. Act on impulse, and you could regret it. A news piece inspires you to get involved in a cause. Go for it! A task is completed.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Travel is on the agenda. Prepare to have the time of your life, Gemini. Health questions are answered and a condition is controlled with a new mode of treatment.CancerJune 22 July 22 Cancers can be cunning, and you must be to uncover a matter at home. Listen closely and read between the lines. A film motivates changes.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Last chance, Leo. Dont blow it. Seize the opportunity and make a go of it. A special date draws near. Start the planning for it now, as you may have to make some orders.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Efforts to clean up at home do not go unnoticed. Revel in the appreciation, Virgo. The web of mystery builds at work. Enjoy the ride.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Home improvement projects take a back seat to family matters this week, Libra. Someone has been trying to get your attention for a while now.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Make way for a new Scorpio. Many changes are in store, and youll be leading the way. At long last, a cherished keepsake returns. Enjoy!SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Ugh, Sagittarius. You think youre finished only to discover youve left out a step. Lucky for you, it can be remedied quickly. A prayer is answered. Across1. Heroic tales 6. Hail Mary, e.g. 10. Please reply (acronym) 14. Salk's conquest 15. Bank claim 16. Assortment 17. "Finding Nemo," e.g. (2 wds) 20. "Absolutely!" 21. Opposite of bellum 22. Aggravation 23. Grew taller rapidly (2 wds) 26. Dusk, to Donne 27. Diving duck 29. Auction cry 31. Balance sheet item 35. Soft, thin cloth woven from raw silk 37. Container weight 39. "___ bad!" 40. Manufacturing below demand 43. "I" problem 44. "Beg pardon ..." 45. Down in the dumps 46. 100-meter, e.g. 48. Flight data, briefly 50. Airs 51. Electrical unit 53. Color purity 55. Someone no longer popular (hyphenated) 59. Persian, e.g. 60. Athletic supporter? 63. Difficulty being controlled 66. Dissolute man 67. ___ vera 68. Medicinal plant 69. Aims 70. Pipe problem 71. "Animal House" party wearDown1. Fix, in a way 2. Bang-up (2 wds) 3. Rapid series of ascending or descending notes 4. Order between "ready" and "fire" 5. Never-ending story 6. Intricate network of parts 7. A hand 8. The Amish, e.g. 9. Part of a trap set (2 wds) 10. Plump 11. Messy dresser 12. Six-stringed instrument 13. Corn ___ 18. Sylvester, to Tweety 19. ___ v. Wade 24. Bigger than big 25. River that flows through Washington, D.C. 27. Ejected from the mouth (archaic) 28. Kind of line 30. Boy 32. Growing pale from lack of light 33. Hike 34. Subdues, with "down" 36. Fleeting 38. Biologist who studies organisms and their environment 41. Abbr. after a name 42. Barber's job 47. Tramps 49. Loud, shrill cry 52. "___ Town Too" (1981 hit) 54. Hangup 55. Bring on 56. Soon, to a bard 57. Gulf war missile 58. "Blue" or "White" river 61. "Empedocles on ___" (Matthew Arnold poem) 62. Nestling falcon 64. ___ few rounds (2 wds) 65. "Seinfeld" uncle Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudoku CrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week


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He delivers the anthem I Am What I Am with stunning sincerity and strength. He is equally equipped to handle the comical sequence in which Albin attempts to suppress his natural mannerisms and adopt, temporarily, a more machismo persona Uncle Albert using John Wayne as a template. Jerry Slutsky gives a solid performance as Georges. He is charming and charismatic as he opens the show with We Are What We Are, along with Les Cagelles. Outside of the spotlight, he is caring and kind. Slutsky plays Georges as a man caught in a quandary: No matter his choice of action, someone he loves will be hurt. The relationship between Georges and Albin is what gives La Cage aux Folles its soul. Slutzky and Grenelle capture that genuine tenderness and affection that must exist to make the production a success. Ryan Sturm portrays the ungrateful son Jean-Michel. Sturm brings more ingratitude to the role than is common and that is refreshing. The significance of Jean-Michels lack of appreciation for Albin is too often glossed over. Sturms Jean-Michel comes across as insincere and unlikable as he persuades Georges to brush aside his 20-year partner. Equally significant, of course, is the lesson the character learns and the fact that Albin instantly forgives Jean-Michels thoughtlessness and attempts to help him when his biological mother fails him (once again). In this way, La Cage aux Folles makes an important point about how families are defined not by biology but through love and affection. The show features many fine performers. As Jacob, Joe Southall steals his share of scenes. Christine Joyce does an excellent job playing Jaqueline, owner of a prestigious restaurant. Among the six Cagelles, Josh Duart cant help but stand out. Duart plays Hanna from Hamburg, a whip-cracking member of the ensemble who ends up in a relationship with Francis (Kyle Hill). Other Cagelles include Jennifer Finch, Jessica Ulbrich, Jay R. Goldberg, Jonathan Pouliot and Christopher Warren. Musically, the highlights of the show are A Little More Mascara and I Am What I Am, performed by Albin and Les Cagelles; Song on the Sand and Look Over There, performed by Georges; and a rousing rendition of The Best of Times, performed by Albin, Jacqueline and company. La Cage aux Folles is as much fun as it is endearing. Its theme of accepting others for what they are keeps it topical while its treasured score and eye-catching routines make it an enduring crowd-pleaser and Eight OClock Theatres delightful production is no exception. Photo courtesy of PICTURE THIS OF PALMA CEIAGeorges (Jerry Slutsky), background, watches as Albin (James Grenelle) tries to act more masculine in Eight OClock Theatres production of La Cage aux Folles, running through Nov. 17 at Largo Cultural Center.Thor: The Dark World hits the big screen Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Thor: The Dark WorldGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgrd, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins Director: Alan Taylor Rated: PG-13 Marvels Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvels Thor and Marvels The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos ... but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Thor: The Dark World is based on Marvels classic superhero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book Journey into Mystery, Issue 83, in August 1962.About TimeGenre: Comedy Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander and Margot Robbie Director: Richard Curtis Rated: R At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time. The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tims father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim cant change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life so he decides to make his world a better place ... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate timetravel incident means hes never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again and again but finally, after a lot of cunning time traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches and to save his best friend from professional disaster. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift cant save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous, too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.A Case of YouGenre: Comedy and romance Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Busy Philipps, Brendan Fraser, Sienna Miller and Vince Vaughn Director: Kat Coiro Not rated A young writer (Justin Long) woos a cute and quirky barista (Evan Rachel Wood) by studying Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOS/MARVEL STUDIOSChris Hemsworth stars as Thor in Thor: The Dark World.her Facebook profile and making himself into the man of her dreams. When she falls for his alter ego, he must keep up the act or risk losing her.The Armstrong LieGenre: Documentary Cast: Lance Armstrong Director: Alex Gibney Rated: R In 2008, Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney set out to make a documentary about Lance Armstrongs comeback to the world of competitive cycling. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the history of sports, Armstrong had brought global attention to cycling as the man who had triumphed over cancer and went on to win bicyclings greatest race, the Tour de France, a record seven consecutive times. Charting Armstrongs life-story (and given unprecedented access to both the tour and the man), Gibney began filming what he initially envisioned as the ultimate comeback story Armstrongs return from his 2005 retirement and his attempt to win his eighth tour. Indeed, more than just an athlete, Armstrong, through his inspiring personal narrative and charitable works, had come to embody nothing short of the possibilities of the human spirit itself. An unprecedented scandal, however, would rewrite both the Armstrong legend and Gibneys film. By early 2013, Lance Armstrong had admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs following a federal criminal investigation and an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (in 2012 the USADA, in conjunction with the International Cycling Union, effectively stripped Armstrong of all seven of his previous titles and banned him from all sport for life). Setting out to chronicle a comeback, Alex Gibneys The Armstrong Lie instead emerges as a riveting insiders view, chronicling the collapse of one of the greatest legends of our time. As Lance Armstrong tells Gibneys camera: I didnt live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.Best Man DownGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Justin Long, Tyler Labine, Jess Weixler, Addison Timlin, Frances OConnor and Shelley Long Director: Ted Koland Rated: PG-13 When their obnoxious and overserved best man, Lumpy (Tyler Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Jess Weixler) and Scott (Justin Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But getting Lumpys body back to Minneapolis is just the start of their adventure, as the well-intended sacrifice surprises at every turn. And when the newlyweds path leads them to a 15year-old girl (Addison Timlin) in a small, northern Minnesota town all bets are off on who Lumpy really was.Great ExpectationsGenre: Drama Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes Director: Mike Newell Rated: PG-13 Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through Londons class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress hes loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.How I Live NowGenre: Romance, science fiction and thriller Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay and Anna Chancellor Director: Kevin Macdonald Rated: R Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.The Book ThiefGenre: Drama Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nlisse Director: Brian Percival Rated: PG-13 Based on the beloved bestselling novel, The Book Thief tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. For Liesel, the power of words and of imagination becomes a means of escape and even joy from the tumultuous events enveloping her and everyone she knows and loves. She is the heart and soul of The Book Thief. Indeed, it is heart and soul as well as triumph and perseverance that drive the film, which is rich in themes and characters that will resonate for every generation. A moving and poignant portrait of the resiliency of the human spirit, this life-affirming tale contrasts innocence (as embodied by Liesel) with the pervasive tyranny that marked the times and her homeland.For more movie news, visit Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.


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The event will open at 11 a.m. each day and will continue until after the last musical act has completed its performance. Daily tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the gate. Call 528-3828 or visit Presented by Bright House Business Solutions, this fun-filled three-day charity fundraiser features some of the best barbeque ribs in the world and national touring artists performing classic rock and country hits. Great Explorations Childrens Museum will host a Family Fun Zone Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fun zone will feature Lowes Build & Grow Workshop, mini putt putt golf, interactive fun and games, arts and crafts and giant inflatables. This years headliners include REO Speedwagon, Gin Blossoms, Sister Hazel, Edgar Winter Band, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Josh Thompson, Randy Houser and Justin Moore. A special 25th anniversary surprise band will open the Bright House Networks Business Solutions Stage on Friday. Meanwhile, popular local bands will play on the Guardian Trust Stage. Following is the performance schedule for this years Ribfest:Friday Hamlin & L.A. 1 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Solar Exposure 2:30 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Relentless 4:30 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Anniversary surprise band 6 p.m., on the main stage Talk To Mark 7:30 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage REO Speedwagon 8:15 p.m., on the main stageSaturday Caleb Hyers Band 1 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Gin Blossoms 2 p.m., on the main stage Radio Crime 3:15 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Sister Hazel 4 p.m., on the main stage Panco 5:15 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Edgar Winter Band 6:15 p.m., on the main stage Drive 7:30 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage John Kay and Steppenwolf 8:30 p.m., on the main stageSunday Camille Dupree noon, on the Guardian Trust Stage Josh Thompson 2 p.m., on the main stage Daisy Duke Band 3 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Randy Hauser 3:45 p.m., on the main stage Gamble Creek 5 p.m., on the Guardian Trust Stage Justin Moore 6 p.m., on the main stage This years rib providers will include Aussom Aussie, of Sydney, Australia; Big Boned BBQ, Mixon, Tenn.; Blazin Bronko, Cleveland, Ohio; Top Chop BBQ, Tampa; Desparados, Hinckley, Ohio; Fat Freds Famous BBQ, St. Petersburg; J&J Bar-B-Que, Bradenton;Photo courtesy of WME ENTERTAINMENTJustin Moore, part of this years Ribfest lineup, will play Nov. 10.Johnsons BBQ, Chesapeake, Va.; Porky N Beans, Parma, Ohio; Rib King, Spartenberg, S.C.; Texas Outlaw, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Just North of Memphis BBQ; and Uncle Bubs from Chicago. Food, beverages, coolers, pets, lasers, professional cameras, audio and video recorders will not be permitted in the park. Blankets and small lawn chairs are allowed. Chair rentals are available for $5 per day. The Northeast Exchange Club has contributed $3.5 million of Ribfest proceeds to local causes such as All Childrens Hospital, child abuse prevention through Suncoast Center/Help-A-Child and Northeast Exchange Club service projects in the community promoting Americanism by installing Freedom Shrines at local schools. Visit LOOKING AHEAD, from page 2Bare $50. Call Bette Marnell at 5360064 or visit Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013, Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of musics biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee saxophonist Dave Koz. Joining Koz this year are Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis; world-renowned singer Oleta Adams, who first came to prominence when Tears for Fears asked her to appear on their The Seeds of Love album and who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, jazz, popular and gospel music; and Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. St. Petersburg Over the Tavern, by Tom Dudzick, through Nov. 10, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg, Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Call 866-1973 or visit The story follows precocious 12-yearold Rudy, who fears no one and leaves no question unasked. He believes God put us on this earth to have fun. So why doesnt anyone seem to be having any? And why is Sister Clarissa so concerned for his immortal soul when there are 1,300 other religions to choose from? Sometimes a play comes along that creates a special magic that allows us to see how all of us question that Normal family, long to kick down that white picket fence, and question perfect faith. Laura Shepherd, Sunday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m., at The Studio @620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Admission is $10. Call 895-6620 or visit www.stu Shepherd will present an afternoon of uplifting musical entertainment. She will sing and play along with two guest musicians in the intimate acoustic setting of The Studio. Shepherds songwriting combines a down to earth spirit with an international worldview. Born in Paris, shes traveled the world from diplomatic circles in Geneva, to the dirt roads of South America. With her hands in the earth, she has worked 20 years in Fredericksburg, Va. founding an organic nonprofit. Bret Michaels, Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $59. Call 791-7400 or visit Michaels has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses recordbreaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans. Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rocks most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock and roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Their massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Equally as successful, Brets solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His album, Custom Built, topped the charts, reaching No. 1 on Billboards Hard Rock list. Opening the show will be Pitbull Toddler.


Classieds 5B Leader, November 7, 2013 20. Condo Sales 175. Unfurnished Apts. 185. Beach Rentals 485. Help Wanted 1. House SalesPINELLAS PARK 3BR/2BA/2CG With Den, Fireplace. Custom Built on conservation lot. $214,900. Kitty Watts (727)542-8028. Holland Realty BELLEAIR BLUFFS No Flood Insurance Worries Here. Nice 2BR/2BA w/ Florida Room and One Car Garage. John Doran Realty (727)447-9579. 5. R.E. Sales 15. Beach PropertyNORTH CLEARWATER BEACH! 3BR/2BA/2.5CG, Split-Floor Plan, Block/ Stucco. Eat-in Kitchen, Large Pantry. Flooded w/Light! Ann Marie Kresinski, Coldwell Banker Residential, (727)254-2568. 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE 5/Minutes from Beach. For sale. Refurbished 1BR/1BA, One Story, 55+, Pool, Rec. Room. No Pets $36,900. (727)515-5871. ISLAND ESTATES 1BR/1BA Waterfront Co-Op. Completely Updated. Must See! $175,000. Vangie (727)501-3268, Pappas Realty & Mgmt Newly Remodeled. 2BR/2BA, 55+ Attached Garage, Large Lanai w/ 2 Person Spa. Beautifully Landscaped Including Palms and Fountain. Appliances Included. 1,350SF Under Air. $147,900. 6574 Green Valley Drive. Open House Sat, Nov 9th. 2PM-4PM (727)492-5732 NACHA ORDINARY HOMESHOMES: Largo, Just Reduced 2BR/2BA/2CP $144,900 Madeira Beach 2BR/2BA $249,900 CONDOS: Feathersound on Golf Course 2BR/2BA $104,000 Mission Oaks in Seminole 2 BR/2BA $59,900 TOWNHOMES: Bardmoor 1BR/1.5BA $59,900 Pelican Place on Golf Course 2BR/2.5BA/1CG $198,000Dorita Mayeux RE/MAX ACR Elite 727-421-9600 110713 First Time Homebuyer Program* available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County062013 Brenca Bianchi & Team Gulf Coast Preferred Realty. Inc.727-595-SOLD (7653)Residential Sales & Property Management (VIEW ALL OUR PROPERTY) SELLERS 25% OFF REALTOR COMMISSION FREE HOME WARRANTY(Home is covered until sold)INTERNET ADS / VIRTUAL TOURS / MLS / HOMES GUIDENew accounts only. Expires 12-31-13. SEMINOLE POOL HOME 4BR/2BA/2CG LESS THAN 5 MINS TO BEACH NO FLOOD INS. REQUIRED OVER 2,200 SF NEW PAVERS IN POOL LINER $269,900103113 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX2BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. Laminate Floors, Water View $39,900 1BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft. Ground Floors, 55+, Laminate Floors $41,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com092613 QUICK CLOSING ON 2BR/2BA Condos In Gated Golf Course Community. Priced In the $80s. Call Virgil Sweet, Charles Rutenberg Realty, (727)410-1205. GERMAN GO BACK TO GERMANY Condo 2BR/1BA For Sale. $46,000. Nice, Clean, Quiet, Fully Furnished. Come in to see. Angelika, (727)412-4663. SHIPWATCH YACHT & TENNIS CLUB 2BR/2BA, 1,245SF, Walk to Beach, No Flood Zone. Granite/ Tile, Updated Throughout. $190,000. Furnished. (727)595-1662. LARGO, NEW HAVEN, 2BR/2BA Excellent Condition. Pool, Tennis Court, Clubhouse. $77,000. Charlie Earhart Realty, (727)733-7171. 35. Mobile Home Sales SEMINOLE. CLEAN? QUIET? CONVENIENT? EASY TO OWN? YES! 55+ Several Homes To Choose From. Starting At $2,000. Background Check Required, $60. Call Now! (727)393-0151 1998 TRIPLE-WIDE 4BR/2BA IN Down Yonder Park, Largo. $49,900 OBO. Seller Will Pay First 3 Months Lot Rent! Call (727)538-3864. 55. Open HouseNewly Remodeled. 2BR/2BA, 55+ Attached Garage, Large Lanai w/ 2 Person Spa. Beautifully Landscaped Including Palms and Fountain. Appliances Included. 1,350SF Under Air. $147,900. 6574 Green Valley Drive. Open House Sat, Nov 9th. 2PM-4PM (727)492-5732 FRIDAY, 11/8, 5-7PM. Luxury Waterfront Home Site With Or Without Sellers Construction Home Plans. 1229 Victoria Dr, Dunedin. $899,900. Coastal Properties Group, Kerryn Ellson, (727)408-4888. SUNDAY, 11/10, NOON-2PM 3BR/2.5BA Condo, Over 2,100SF. Extra Large Outdoor Balcony (745SF). 1501 Gulf Blvd, Unit #104, Sand Key. $549,900. Coastal Properties Group, Kerryn Ellson, (727)408-4888. 95. Property Mgmt. IMPERIAL POINTNew Listing 1BR Double Lanai, FURNISHED, Sharp, Covered Parking, Activities. $73,900. 1BR/1.5BA, Condo, 920SF. Lots Of Updates, Glass Enclosed Porch, With H/A. Not Over 55! $79,900. WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, Condo Over 55 Building, Covered Parking, Extra Storage, View of Gulf. $149,900.Maureen Stilwell Charles Rutenberg Realty (727)458-2246 (727)596-2965110713 Affordable 55+ LivingGLENWOOD ESTATES: 5 Star, Land Owned. All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP., Furnished $175/Mo. Maint. No Flood Insurance Required 12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, $65,888. #85 2/2/2, $59,888. #109 2/2/2, Completely Refurbished, $89,888. #129 2/2/1 w/Extra Drive, $52,888. For Viewing Call IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 103113 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 105. Lots & Acreage 145. Unfurnished Houses2BR/1BA +FLORIDA ROOM, Laundry Room, Tiled Floors, Large Backyard. Quiet Seminole Neighborhood, Walk To Mall. Pets Okay. $995/Mo. Annual. (727)599-5229. SEMINOLE 2BR/1BA Covered Parking, 1/2 Mile South of Largo Mall. $850/Month, Lease.Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339 LARGO/ OAKHURST 2BR/2BA, Garage, Caged Pool. Yard & Pool Service Included. $1,350/Mo. Petless. CLS Realty, (727)595-3333. LARGO, 2BR/2BA/2CG, QUIET Neighborhood, W/D Hook-Up. Available December 1st. $1,000/Mo. +First/ Last/ Security. (727)776-3006. BELLEAIR BLUFFS Bluffs Subdivision. Beautiful 4BR/3BA/2CG Executive Home. Solar Heated Pool, Wet Bar, Oversized Lot, Privacy Fence, Cul-de-sac. Security System, Landscaping Lights. Penelope (727)459-0980 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, 55+, Ground Floor, $675/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN 2BR/2BA, Rear Screened Porch, 3rd Floor Pool View. No Pets. Annual lease. $800/Month.Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339 COUNTRYSIDE TOWNHOUSE Completely Remodeled 2BR/1.5BA, W/D, Screened Patio, Covered Parking, Pool. 10 Minutes To Beach, 3 Minutes To Mall. Electric, W/S/T, Cable Included. $1,200/Mo. Annual. $1,500/Mo. Seasonal. (727)452-0194. 160. Unfurnished CondosIMPERIAL POINT CONDO, LARGO Intracoastal Access, 1BR/1.5BA. Remodeled. No Smoking/Pets. $900/month. Yearly Only. (727)504-4135 NEW ATLANTIS, 1BR Overlooking Pool. New Carpet, Paint. C/H/A, Cable, $675/Mo. CLS Realty, (727)595-3333. BELLEAIR BLUFFS 2BR/2BA First Floor Corner, Covered Parking, Pool, W/D Inside. Conveniently Located. $800/Mo. (727)581-2103. NEAR DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER 1BR/1BA, W/D in Unit., Pool, Exercise Room. $850/Month, Includes W/S/T. Annual. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 170. Furnished Apts.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. 175. Unfurnished Apts.AFFORDABLE & CLEAN DUNEDIN Room, $80/Wkly. LARGO Studio, $145/Wkly. Free Electric & Water. No Pets. Call Or Click NEAR BELLEAIR, BEAUTIFUL BUILDING LOT 100 x 100. Zoned R3. End of a quiet street! Manufactured home OK. $30,000. (727)773-6211 091913 Several IMPERIAL POINT: Sunny Condos For RentSeasonal: 1BR, 1st Floor, 3/Month, Minimum. $1,200/Month. Annual, 1BR, Enclosed Lanai, Unfurnished, Activities $725/Month.Maureen Stilwell, Charles Rutenberg Realty (727)458-2246 (727)596-2965110713 SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Standard, Unfurnished, Annual. Winter Rentals; 1BR Deluxe & 2BR/2BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 BELLEAIR BLUFFS Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Non-smoking Center Courtyard w/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. Call for Info (727)754-0444 BELLEAIR GREENS APTS. 2BR/2BA units on Biltmore Golf Course. Newly renovated. Across from police, rec center. (727)365-6821. SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+ 2BR/2BA, Enclosed Patio, Water View. Great Amenities & Location. Nonsmoking, No Pets. Includes W/S/G. $850/Mo. Annual. (727)639-9801. LARGO, 215B 11TH ST. SW. 2BR, Duplex, C/H/A, Nice Condition, Laundry/ Utility Room, Smoke Free, Credit Check, $675/Month, (727)584-6283. Heritage Oaks of Palm Harbor Reopening Applicant Waiting List Heritage Oaks of Palm Harbor, 2351 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor 34683 will reopen its waiting list for apartments effective November 15, 2013. To submit an application, call (727)787-0792, TTY# (727)579-1068. NICELY UPDATED, LARGE 2BR/1BA, Convenient Location, Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. $795/Mo. Low Deposit. Private Owners. Call (727)224-8690. BELLEAIR BLUFFS: 1BR/1BA Second Floor. Clean & Quiet. Cat Okay. $650/Mo. Includes W/S/G. (727)455-2260. NORTH ST. PETE, 1BR/1BA Includes A/C, Water, Trash. On-site Laundry. $650/Month. +Deposit, Lease. (727)692-0899. EAST BAY/BELCHER, 2BR/1BA Spacious, W/D Hook-Up. Small Fenced Yard. Close To Shopping. Small Dog OK. $820/Mo. (727)530-0335 LARGO: 12015 117TH ST. 1BR. New Tile. Clean, Quiet, Petless. $750/Mo. Includes Electric, Cable, Internet, W/D. (727)741-6222. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs starting at: $329/week +tax through 12/31/13. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. LARGO AUTUMN CHASE 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes Starting From $575 One Month Free with a 14-Month Lease. Minutes From Beach (727)586-1473 072513 55+ Community & Pet FriendlyCOME CHECK US OUT! FREE Extended Cable, Water, Sewer & Trash FREE Scheduled Transportation Monthly Activity Calendar Optional Services Including: Housekeeping Laundry Dinner Meal Delivery CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OF YOUR NEW HOME!(727) 585-3723WWW.IMPERIALPALMS.COM 110713 MADEIRA BEACH EFFICIENCY w/Kitchen, Furnished, Phone, Cable, Laundry, Pool. Across From Beach. No Pets. From $280/Week, FL Residents. 14711 Gulf Blvd. (727)394-0751. FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. CLEARWATER BEACH Furnished, Large 1BR or 2BR Condo. Pool, Seasonal/ Annual. Monthly Available. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 2BR/1BA IRB CONDO On Intracoastal. Close To Beach & Park. 1st Floor Corner. Front Door Parking. Pets Okay. $1,100/Mo. Annual. (727)599-5229. TERRIFIC GULF VIEWS Redington Shores, Large 2BR/2.5BA, W/D, Patio. Newer Tile, Carpet, Paint Throughout. $1,250/Mo. 18131 Gulf Blvd. Jeff, (727)391-1203. CLEARWATER/ SAND KEY Gulf-Front & Intracoastal Views, 2BR/2BA, Nicely Furnished. 24/7 Security. All Amenities. No Pets. Available Now For Short/ Long Term Lease. Owner, (813)431-9381, (813)909-9370. TREASURE ISLAND, 1BR APT Unfurnished, Half Block From Water. $650/MO. First & Last. (727)320-4146 190. Waterfront RentalsSUNSET BEACH 1BR/1BA Waterfront Condo On Intracoastal. Laundry Room, Dock, Patio, BBQ Area. One Block To Beach. $800/Mo. Annual. (727)224-8884. BAY ISLAND 1 OR 2BR Ambassador Building, Ground Floor, Covered Parking. 55+, Annual Lease. (727)392-7392 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Unfurnished, Large 2BR or 3BR Condo, Pool, Seasonal/ Annual. Monthly Available. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 205. Townhouse RentalsLARGO, 3BR/1.5BA/1CG. Quiet Community. Available 01/01/14. $925/Mo. $1,100 Security, Annual. Call For Appointment, (727)424-3787. 225. Duplex/Triplex RentalsLARGO, 2BR/1BA, C/H/A. W/D Hookup, Blinds, Carpet/Tile. W/S/G, Lawn Paid. Belcher & Ulmerton. $700/Mo. (727)542-7571. 245. Room For RentSEEKING FEMALE Room, Bath, Privileges. Quiet. Nonsmoker. Largo Area. Must Have Car/ Job. $425/Mo. (727)584-0826. SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, HEARTBREAK HOUSE A PEACE MAKER. Quiet, Furnished, Share House, Pool, Cable, W/D, All Included. $130/Week and Up. B.G.C. (727)288-1090. LARGO, $140/WEEK, INCLUDES Refrigerator, W/D, TV, Pool, Kitchen Privileges. Close To Bus & Shopping. First & Last Required. (727)475-9110 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE & RETAIL SPACE From $483 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. 301. Clinical StudyIRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) Are Diarrhea and Abdominal Discomfort putting a cramp in your lifestyle? Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating may be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you have IBS, you may be eligible for a research study enrolling now. If you qualify for this study, you may receive at no no cost: Investigational medication for IBS; study related care from a local doctor; compensation for time and travel. Contact Joann at: Florida Center for Gastroenterology (727)544-1600 or email for more information. 8250 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 200, Largo MISCELLANEOUS 355. AdoptionARE YOU PREGNANT? A Childless, Married Couple, (in our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 359. Paralegal-Nonlaw. SvcDIVORCES FROM $99Child Support Modification Evictions, Wills, Trusts and More! (727)768-2283 435. Adult Care & Svcs.SENIORS DAILY ADULT CARE Enrich Your Daily Lives. Conversing & Interacting w/ Other Seniors in a Happy, Friendly & Beautiful Environment. Join Us Today! (727)667-2775 ANYTIME HOME HEALTHCARE 24/HOUR CARE 20/Years Experience in Elder Care and Disabilities. Located Centrally in Pinellas County. Seminole/ Clearwater. (508)821-0735. 485. Help WantedEXPERIENCED Housekeepers wanted. P/T, Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club 19607 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores RESIDENT AIDES. Pinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 SERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. We have FT & PT multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. We offer competitive wages. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. or send resume to: Margaret.kristall@ APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust Be Reliable, Fast Paced. People Needed For Setting Travel Club Appointments. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission 26-35 Hrs/ Wk. Apply In Person; Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000 Ext. 0. American Travel, 9466 Seminole Blvd. PLUMBER:If you are a professional, customerfocused, experienced, service plumber, then we want to hear from you! We are a reputable and longestablished plumbing company, which serves residential & commercial accounts in the Tampa Bay area. Vacation, Health Benefits. Salary $40k-$50k per year. If you meet the above qualifications and have a clean drivers license, please give us a call at (727)531-6530, or email your qualifications to STORE MANAGER Russell Cellular In Largo Is Seeking A Store Manager. To Learn More About Russell Cellular And To Apply Please Visit: Keyword Search: Russell Cellular. PT CNAs, Med Techs, LPNs Needed for Arbor Terrace Assisted Living in Largo. Alzheimers exp. preferred. 333 16th Ave. SE, (727)588-0020 505. Part-Time HelpLPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. Part-time, Weekends Only. We are looking for enthusiastic,energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. Exp. Maintenance/Janitorial Person. 20 hrs/week. Monday-Friday. Pool Upkeep, General Property Maintenance. 75 Unit Condo in Indian Shores. Drug/Background Check. (727)596-8009 COMPUTER TRAINING ON NEW IMAC Only Basics, Email and Web Searches. Time Flexible. Largo Library area. Reply 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T LINE COOK Accounts Payable Clerk, Server Assistant and Housekeeper. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach (727)369-7101 To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Those Bills?We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Experience preferred but will train the right person. This is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or pickup truck. For more information, please contact Mr. Shiett at 727-530-5521.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!051913 PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 Unfurnished Apts. Unfurnished Apts. Part-Time Help Part-Time Help Help Wanted Help Wanted


6B Professional Services Leader, November 7, 2013 PROFESSIONALSERVICES CASH PAID727.641.0903CALL 7:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. GOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY, WATCHES, ANTIQUES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FISHING EQUIPMENT, KNIVES AND MORE. ONE ITEM OR ENTIRE ESTATE. WE COME TO YOU.110713 To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 600. Merchandise 885. Autos Wanted 975. Garage-Yard Sales 975. Garage-Yard Sales 525. Medical HelpCNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business OpportunitiesFor Sale: 2-FOR-1 CARDS & GIFTS Established 7 Years. High Traffic Location. Priced Right, $21,000. Make Sensible Offer. (727)510-4256. 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 600. MerchandiseMOVING MUST SELL! LARGE SHED well built w/Double Doors, Window w/Screen, $1,000. Kitchen Table, $15. Folding Padded Chairs, $50. (727)251-2511. MOWER, EDGER, WEED WACKER Blower, Wet/Dry Vacuum, Leaf Vacuum, Electric Pole Saw. MAKE OFFER! (727)409-2370. Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 UTILITY TRAILER 10 high sides, 48 X 97. Car tires. $285. (727)443-3811. LAWN MOWERS, GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT! 6 to choose from. My hobby, reconditioned, like new! 5 self-propelled, 1-push & others. Starting $75-$175. 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Household Items, Furniture, Childrens Clothing, Toys, Miscellaneous. 126th Ave & Wild Oaks Way, Largo. LARGO, 2-HOUSE SALE! Saturday, 9:00AM-2:00PM Furniture, Household Items, Clothes, Yard Items. No Early Birds Please! 820 3rd Avenue SW. F Fall & Christmas Craft Bazaar Oakhurst United Methodist 13400 Park Blvd., SeminoleSaturday, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Crafts Bake Sale Georgia Pecans Handcrafted gifts, Decorations Lighted Christmas trees, Florals110713 WHITE ELEPHANT SALE! Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm. Raffle, Baked Goods, Food, Treasures, Jewelry and Small Furniture. 2755 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. SEMINOLE, SATURDAY 8AM-4PM Sunday, 8am-12pm. Tools, Motorcycle Parts, Collectibles, Household Items. 9119 85th Ave, N BAY HILLS COMMUNITY SALE Largo Hamlin & 102nd Avenue area. Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm. SAT-SUN, 9AM-4PM. Kitchen Set, Glassware, Appliances, Golf Clubs, Boots, Kitchenware, Clothes, Handbags. 10388 Kumquat Lane, Seminole. MADEIRA BEACH Friday-Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm. 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Good References. Good Price. Call Anna. (727)538-8582 A Helping Hand for You. Providing Caring and Dependable Service. Largo area. (727)643-1518 QUALITY CEILING REFINISHING, INC.Popcorn RemovalCracked CeilingsPlaster/Drywall RepairWater Damage RepairOutdoor CeilingsJob completed in one day with no mess! 100% FinancingLic. #CRC-1326471Bonded, Insured, Free Est.(727)446-3550Established 1979072513 EXPERIENCED & HARDWORKING Ill Clean Your Home Like No Other! References Upon Request. Sebastian, (570)878-7737, (727)474-5402. Computer ServicesMARK EVANS COMPUTERS 50+ New & Used Laptops & Desktop Computers in Stock with Warranty. Repairs & Custom builds. 14/Years in Business, Thousands of Happy Customers! Expert service and quick turnaround time. No problem we cant fix! (727)395-0069, (727)455-8450 APPLE & PC SERVICE & REPAIRSVirus Removal and Wireless Setup Experts! Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 ST. 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Military/ Senior Discounts. (727)475-2923. HASENEY Electrical Services Best Rates in Area. 35-Years Experience. Present this ad for the 5% discount. Insured. VISA/MC. EC13001677. (727)441-8434 B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS We Have The Solution! All Electrical Repairs/Installs. Fuses to Breakers! Senior Discounts! #ER13012577. (727)512-4250. Garage DoorsFREE ESTIMATES! DOORS/ OPENERS Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or Its Free!! C-8821/Ins. Advanced Garage Door Services.(727)585-3525 BROKEN DOOR? Springs Cables Rollers Prompt & Affordable Service. Discount Garage Doors & Openers. Lic#C-10162. (727)784-8481 ANYTIME! TRINITY GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, INC. Hillsborough/Pasco/Pinellas. We specialize In Garage Door Repair & Installation. Lifetime Warranty on Springs. Free Estimates. Bonded/Insured. Lic#GD13010. Lic#C-10827 (727)388-7898 102413 OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, NOV. 28, IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING. 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8B Entertainment Leader, November 7, 2013 103113 Mainsail seeks artistsST. PETERSBURG Artists interested in being an exhibitor at the 39th annual Mainsail Art Festival next April are invited to apply online now through Dec. 1. Applications must be submitted online through Artists also can go to the show website,, and click on the ZAPP logo. The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 1. The 39th annual Mainsail Art Festival will be presented April 19-20, 2014. in St. Petersburgs waterfront Vinoy Park. Artists can submit in 13 categories including ceramics, digital art, fibers, glass, graphics, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The artist jury fee is $35 and exhibitor space fee is $275. New this year, the festival has increased cash awards for artists to $60,000 featuring the $10,000 Best of Show Gold Award. Additional cash awards new for 2014 are the $5,000 Mainsail Silver Award and two Mainsail Bronze Awards of $2,500 each. The show judge also selects 15 awards of excellence at $1,500 each; 15 awards of distinction, $1,000 each; 20 awards of merit, $500 each; and 10 Purchase Awards of $200 each plus the purchase of a piece of art. In addition to 250 professional artists converging on Vinoy Park, Mainsail presents the Young at Art student show, Kids Create art activity tent, live music and a variety of culinary art food vendors. As always, admission for visitors is free. Mainsail will be recruiting volunteers to assist during the two-day annual event, ranked by Sunshine Artist magazine among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in the nation for more than 20 years. For details, visit to decide 2014 Gecko Ball theme GULFPORT Organizers of Gulfports annual Gecko Ball are encouraging the public to vote now on the theme of next years event. The sixth annual Gecko Ball will be Aug. 23, 2014, building on the tradition of this increasingly popular annual event one week before Gecko Fest. Past themes have included Geckos in Wonderland, with an Alice in Wonderland twist; The Lizard of Oz, evoking all things Oz; Hooray for Geckowood, boasting Hollywood glamour; and most recently "Gecko Night Fever," the smash hit 1970s discothemed ball. Each theme inspires its own array of costumes, dcor, food and music for the Gecko Ball, and also leads to a separate costume theme for Gecko Fest itself. Three themes have been selected for final voting by the public for 2014, including: Gecko Sock Hop, revolving around 1950s Americana a la Grease or Happy Days Gecko Mardi Gras, mimicking the flamboyant pageantry and color of Fat Tuesday a la New Orleans or Brazils Carnivale Roaring Geckos, based upon the Roaring s era of America a la The Great Gatsby or Guys and Dolls. Voting will continue through Nov. 30. Participants should only cast one vote per person. To vote, visit and post a choice there in a comment. Voters also are asked to like the page to receive updates on the event. Voters also may email their choice to The winning theme will be announced at the beginning of December, allowing partygoers more than eight months to plan and create their 2014 Gecko Ball costumes.Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime, to play JannusST. PETERSBURG Badfish will bring its Tribute to Sublime show to the Tampa Bay area on Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., performing at Jannus Live, 220 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $15 for this all ages concert. Call 565-0550 or visit Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime, played its first show on April 13, 2001, in Matunuck, R.I. The band performed before a crowd of 500 fans, many of whom drove an hour or more to celebrate the music of a band whose run ended far too soon following the tragic death of lead singer Brad Nowell in 1996. No one could have predicted what was about to happen next. Fans began calling this a rebirth of Sublime. Badfish went on to break attendance records up and down the East Coast. The band is still going strong 12 years later. Despite the fact that the original Sublime has re-formed with a new singer, Badfish still maintains the spirit of Sublime and helps to carry on their legacy with grace. Sublime was arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere. Their reign ended with the untimely death of Nowell, the bands lead singer, guitarist and songwriter. A&E news Online calendar of eventsRead about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: www.TBN Look for links to the online calendars in the left column.Encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime's music, Badfish, a tribute to Sublime has continued to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for quite some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime's essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Formed in 2001, Badfish has become one of the biggest club and theater acts in the Northeast and Midwest. Consistently selling out many shows at some of the most prominent venues throughout the country, promoters continue to be in awe that a tribute band is turning several hundred fans away from the doors each night. Badfish rivals the biggest tributes in the music business. Badfish made their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does. The attitude of Sublime cannot be faked, so Badfish doesn't try its own tribute is one that works.Vendors sought for Snow Place Like Tarpon SpringsTARPON SPRINGS Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs will host the second annual Christmas event There's Snow Place like Tarpon Springs on Friday, Dec. 6, 4 to 9 p.m., on Tarpon Avenue and Safford Avenue in the picturesque old downtown. All of the local Tarpon Avenue businesses and restaurants will be participating. The event will feature real snow and reindeer, Christmas hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa, and much more. Organizers estimate last year's event was attended by more than 20,000 people. The city is currently seeking Christmas-themed, food, art and crafts, jewelry and other vendors to participate in the event. Vendor spaces are $75 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. Cost for participating restaurants and food trucks is $100. For vendor information, email