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Largo Police Sgt. Chris Burke gives the all clear to students headed to Mildred Helms Elementary School from the Publix at 857 W. Bay Drive to celebrate National Bike to School Day May 7. For more, see page 3A.LARGOHighland aquatic center reopensCelebrate the reopening of the Highland Family Aquatic Center Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, noon to 4 p.m., 400 Highland Ave. ... Page 4A.POLICE BEATWoman arrested for $100K fraudMichele Defosse, 41, of Pinellas Park is accused of fraud forreportedly convincing a victim to invest $100,000 to secure a multimillion-dollar loan to fund the Armor Down World Peace Tour, according to Largo police. ... Page 5A.COUNTYNo Democrat in District 13 raceThe qualifying period to run for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives ended Friday, May 2. The list of candidates include one Republican, one Libertarian, one no party affiliation and one write-in candidate. The Democrats say they are backing the NPA. ... 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TORRESLARGO After more than two years of negotiations with the respective unions, Largo commissioners approved several changes to the police and firefighter pension plans May 6, allowing the city to pay its retired officers their promised retirement benefits into the future. Governments across the nations are taking similar action to ensure future sustainability of their pension funds, most of which lost a great deal of money during the Great Recession and havent been able to recover. Most pension plans actually started experiencing financial troubles even earlier than that, explained Kim Adams, Largos finance director. Pension plans just werent earning enough on their investments pretty much throughout the whole 2000s. At its lowest point, on Oct. 1, 2011, the citys defined benefit plan had only 59.4 percent of funds it was liable to pay its police and firefighters. The fund has gradually increased since then; the most recent actuary report puts the citys plan at 74.4 percent of its liability. But the environment for pension plans has dramatically changed, Adams said. To start, police and firefighter retirees are living longer, meaning the pension fund has to pay set annual benefits for a longer period of time. Second, the markets where the plans used to earn double-digit investment returns for years seemed to be experiencing a pretty radical shift, even before the recession, Adams said. Going forward, were not going to see double-digit returns. Were probably going to see, hopefully, high single-digit returns, he said. Most plans didnt feel they were going to be able to rely on investment earnings to the same extent they had previously.City residents weigh in on community values By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Largo commissioners pressed city staff May 6 to make sure that the priorities expressed by the more than 1,100 residents and business owners who participated in this years Community Values campaign would be implemented in the citys plans moving forward. They want to know that were actually listening to them, and following through with what they want to see done, Commissioner Jamie Robinson said, explaining the sentiments expressed in one of three small-group forums the city called Community Conversations. The conversations, featuring seven to 20 people each, attracted a diverse group of participants, said management analyst Meridy Semones, who presented the campaigns findings. Everyones message was consistent that getting around Largo was the biggest issue, she explained. They expressed the need for better connected and higher quality sidewalks and trails. They also want safer crosswalks and improved signage and longer timers to cross the streets. They want better public transportation options, and participants overwhelmingly favored wider sidewalks as opposed to bike lanes, because they did not feel safe riding their bikes in the street. Participants in the conversations also said Largo had a lack of identity, with too many big-box developments and gas stations, Semones said. The citys downtown and overall borders were not well defined, and they asked the city for better marketing, communication and39 centenarians gather to break a record, tell storiesLaSala, Warren reassigned to SPC campus By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLCLEARWATER Helen Thomson remembers a world before planes and even cars were common modes of transportation. Her family got their first car when she was about 18 or 20 years old. On May 1, she thought she was just going to a party. She was surprised to look around and see so many people around her age. At 108 years old, Thomson of Oak Manor in Largo still was the oldest person in the room, but she was one of 39 centenarians people age 100 or older at the Suncoast Hospice centenarian birthday party in Clearwater. This is believed to have broken the Guinness Book of World Records previous record of 31 centenarians all in one place at the same time. Additionally, there were 23 people in their late 90s among the approximate 250 people in attendance. Its the whole celebration of life, which is what our organization is about, said Rafael Sciullo, president and CEO of Suncoast Hospice. We have a long-standing history of including people from the community and really celebrating what people have added to the community and also their lives as well. Everyone has a wonderful story, Sciullo said, and it is a wonderful opportunity to share some of those stories and to celebrate. Thomsons story began in Illinois, where she grew up on a By SUZETTE PORTERTwo key Pinellas County employees will spend a few months at St. Petersburg College. Former administrator Bob LaSala and Gwendolyn Warren, former executive director of Health and Community Services, have been relieved of their duties with county government and have new work assignments at SPC. The county will continue to pay their salaries. Commission Chair Karen Seel sent a letter to LaSala April 24, letting him know that he had been re-assigned as a loaned executive to SPC. This new assignment is effective immediately and shall run through your July 14, 2014 termination date, Seel wrote. President (William) Law will be utilizing your experience in the ongoing work of the college related to the economic and community development and within the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. According to the letter, LaSalas new work site in in Clearwater. Commissioners voted unanimously April 15 to terminate LaSala. His contract calls for 90-day notice. LaSala received unfavorable results during this annual review. Commissioners have been concerned about miscommunications with some of the countys partners, especially those who provide fire and emergency services and health and community services. Interim Administrator Mark Woodard sent a similar letter to Warren April 24 informing her that she had been re-assigned as a loaned executive to SPC. The assignment runs through June 30 Warrens retirement date. As this is a full-time assignment, your duties as executive director of Health and Community Services are now suspended and have been transferred to others, Woodard wrote. Please coordinate with Lynda Leedy to arrange for the removal of all personal property from your office Saturday, April 26 and on that day return all county property Leedy, former deputy director of HCS, is now interim director. Warren will assist SPC with its wellness program at an office on the Clearwater campus. Her first day on her new job was April 28. Warren first ran into trouble with the commissionGraphics courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOThe graphs to the left shows residents responded differently if asked if they support a 1-cent sales tax to improve mass transit, top, versus a 1 percent sales tax increase to implement Greenlight Pinellas, bottom. The graph at the top right shows that most residents would like to see more seasonal and holiday events, a farmers market and art or beer, wine and food festivals. At the bottom right, residents said they would like to see restaurant development more than anything, along with the development of retail, parks and recreation and single-family homes. See VALUES, page 4A See CENTENARIANS, page 4APhotos by ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLAbove, Helen Thomson, 108, of Oak Manor in Largo and Julie Marks, licensed mental health counselor with Suncoast Hospice, look at a balloon animal of an octopus together at the party. Thomson was the oldest person at Suncoast Hospices centenarian birthday party on May 1. Below, Audrey Walcheski, left, talks with her mom, Jane Hammond, 101, of Regal Palms in Largo at the party. Walcheski said she and her mom still have a great time together. See REASSIGNED, page 4A See PENSION, page 4A Michele DefosseVIEWPOINTSBob DriverA family joins the Giggies. ... Page 12A.
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an improved website. One of the concrete requests in the survey was for a farmers market, with more than half of the 1,098 respondents choosing that as a community event or festival theyd like to see in Largo. More seasonal and holiday events was a close second selection, with art festivals, food/wine/beer festivals and family events soliciting 431, 392 and 370 votes, respectively. Many respondents, specifically 340, said they would like to see the development of more restaurants. More than 200 also ranked parks and recreation, single-family homes and retail development as priorities for the city. In a follow-up, open-ended question, 21 respondents called for existing development to be improved while 14 asked for better sidewalks, roads and public transportation. The city also asked topical questions about several ongoing issues. First, the survey asked if residents were willing to pay higher taxes to keep the same level EMS service, in response Pinellas Countys proposed EMS budget reduction. The majority werent sure or didnt respond, but 274 said they would pay higher taxes, while 138 respondents said they would prefer to pay the same taxes for a lower level of service. The city also targeted what residents thought of the Penny for Pinellas. About 53 percent said they supported the continuation of the sales tax, with 33 percent not responding at all. The city correlated some respondents answers across one or more questions. Eighty percent of survey respondents support the continuation of the Penny for Pinellas regardless of whether they know how the existing Penny for Pinellas is used, Semones said. The city also asked essentially the same question two ways: Would you support a 1-cent sales tax increase to improve mass transportation? and Would you support a 1 percent sales tax increase to implement Greenlight Pinellas? About 28 percent said yes to the former question with about 14 percent saying they werent sure. Just under 16 percent answered yes to the latter question with 31 percent stating they were unsure. A third of those surveyed didnt respond to either question. The city also asked about flooding. Of the respondents, 215 said flooding and drainage was a problem in Largo. Respondents (who) felt that flooding is a problem in Largo were less likely to feel they were receiving good value for their tax dollars, Semones said. Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert said the city intended to expand its Community Values campaign next year, particularly the Community Conversations. The results of the campaign sparked a conversation about the citys reputation for being unfriendly to businesses. Commissioner Curtis Holmes said that reputation had proved persistent, despite the city taking steps to reverse it. We did have a very bad reputation, and we got to hear it every day for many years, Mayor Pat Gerard said. It takes a long time to overcome that. Gerard also said the city was fighting the perception against contractors who still might use the city as a scapegoat when explaining to business owners the reasons for delays. They like to blame us because were easy, she said. Commissioners also talked about moving their workshops to a location outside of City Hall once a quarter, as a way to draw the community into their discussions. Commissioner Woody Brown said the city was moving into a different financial position, where the priorities identified in the values campaign helped the city figure out, not what to cut, but what would improve the services it provides to residents. Id like to have some ideas from staff on how were going to start to implement some of these things that the residents want, he said.4A Largo Leader, May 8, 2014during a revamp of the county Veterans Services. Recently, she has come under fire during talks about changes to the medical care program for the indigent population. Seel sent a letter to county employees April 17 informing them of LaSalas termination and Woodards appointment as interim administrator, pending approval of the commission at an April 22 work session, which was unanimous. I know that with change comes stress from the unknown, rumors due to miscommunication and the perception of chaos, Seel told employees. I know it has been difficult times, stressed by restructuring and entire department upheavals, bringing many changes in personnel. I want you to feel free to do your job and to continue to do it well without worry or stress. Through all of these challenges, you all have continued to set the standard for public service. Graphic courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOThe above chart from this years Community Values survey shows how well Largo residents and business owners felt the city was meeting their needs in several categories. VALUES, from page 1A REASSIGNED, from page 1Afarm. One of her favorite memories of her childhood was jumping belly first onto her wooden sled and using her hands to steer her way down the hill. Ann Kelly of WDUV 105.5 FM helped host the ceremony and read brief biographies about many of the centenarians. One man is an Army veteran who can speak seven languages. Another woman, born in 1910, didnt go to her first movie until she was 60 years old. When Kelly reached the biography of Julia Cookie Winters, who will be 101 in November, Winters eyes grew wide, her mouth twisted into a giant O, and her hands flew to her cheeks. She had never admitted her age out loud before, she said, and she could hardly believe how old she had gotten. Then she noticed a reporters camera and began making moose antlers with her hands and hammed it up for the photos. Sheri Grunden with Suncoast PACE describes Winters as a spitfire who loves to sing, loves music, people and is a big social butterfly. Winters of Pinellas Park said the party was super duper, and when asked what is the key to a long and happy life, she said its a glass of wine, whisky, and that she never had any kids. The table then erupted in laughter. At a nearby table, another centenarian had a furrry visitor. Ivan, Sciullos 6-year-old golden retriever and trained service and therapy dog, happily donned a party hat and visited with the guests. Helen Williams, 101, who lives at the Palms of Largo, enjoyed petting Ivan at the party. Williams was raised in New York and is proud of her years working as a real estate agent. She was married for 60 years and has 38 great-grandchildren. The other ladies at her table asked her how she still has such a lovely and young complexion. Just wash it, Williams said. Phyllis Brewer isnt quite 100 yet, but born in 1916, that was close enough to celebrate. Besides, shes had to be a grown-up since she was a teenager, so maybe that counts for extra. Well, I became a mother when I was 15 because mother died when I was 15 and left me with four children underneath me, Brewer said. The youngest one was 2. They lived in South Cushing, Maine, and though it was hard, she had promised her mother that she would raise her brothers and sisters while their father worked as a carpenter. I thought I wasnt going to be able to do it, but I did, Brewer said. I promised my mother that I would take care of the children, and I did. Leaving school was the hardest part. After Brewer raised her siblings, she got married and had three kids of her own Arnold, Robert and Ruthie. Brewer has learned a lot throughout her life. I think Ive learned that your family means an awful lot to you, Brewer said. More precious than you realize as youre growing up. And I had cancer when I was 40 and I thought I was going to lose my life. And I thought, Whats going to happen to my children? They were old enough to take care of themselves, then, but I still thought they needed me. Sitting next to Brewer was Jane Hammond, 101, and lives in Regal Palms in Largo. She was at the party with her daughter, Audrey Walcheski. Hammond was married for 58 years, and she and her husband loved going on cruises together. She has always loved to dance and even got up out of her chair to dance along to the live music at the party. Hammond was born in Holland and came to the United States at age 7. Her family landed on Ellis Island and then lived in New Jersey until she got married. Walcheski said her father was in the military, so they all lived in many places, including California, West Virginia, and Florida several times before the couple finally retired in Florida. Hammond was a bookkeeper at St. Petersburg Junior College and has always been extremely active and an expert entertainer and cook. She passed down her skills for entertaining and cooking to her daughter, which are some of Walcheskis favorite memories of her mom. She was always just happy, Walcheski said of her mother. Tons of friends. Every time they would go on a cruise or something, they would come home with new friends and would continue to correspond with them and send Christmas cards to them and things like that. She would write out her Christmas cards every year until just a few years ago. Walcheski lives in Feather Sound and greatly enjoys the time she gets to spend with her mother. You know what? Im really enjoying her now, Walcheski said. I take her every Friday to get her hair done. We go to Safety Harbor to a beauty shop that shes gone to for years and years and years so I wouldnt change that for anything in the world. And we usually have the radio on and I find a station that she likes and we sing songs all the way up, and we just have a ball. Shell read the signs to me on the side of the road and then we go out and have lunch. Shes just really a pleasure. Royce Ladd of Lake Seminole Square in Seminole was one of the fewer male centenarians. At 105, he still is quite lively and gregarious. I dont feel like a minority anymore, Ladd said with a laugh, as he looked around at all the other people his age. Born in Iowa, Ladd was a civil engineer and was married to his wife for 77 years until she died last year at age 104. We had a very enjoyable life, he said. His helper, Joyce Otazo, said Ladd and his wife loved to travel and visited every country in the world except for Korea. He joked that the key to such a long and happy marriage was that they never had kids. But also, he said its to have a real good partner who likes the same things. The pair were extremely active and truly in love, Otazo said. When she helped him move to a smaller living space, they found stacks of letters that the couple had written to each other over the years that were incredibly moving. He also kept a journal of all their travels, Otazo said. I mean, Its 7 oclock in the morning and were doing this, Its 10 oclock at night and were doing this. All day. And they both were like that. So hes right. Find somebody who likes the same things that you do. They both loved the same things. When they got older, they still traveled, and he drove the motor home while his wife knitted and sewed. They were also proud that both of them graduated from college. Ladd is amazed by all the inventions and advancements that have occurred during his lifetime, especially in electronics. He said the current electronics are way over his head, though Otazo points out that he uses email and keeps up with people on the computer. Ladd said a key to living a long time is to not smoke or drink and to keep healthy as best one can. Also, look on the bright side, Ladd said. There usually is one. Photo by ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLRoyce Ladd, 105, of Lake Seminole Square, Seminole was married to his wife for 77 years, and they had great adventures, traveling all over the world. They visited every country except for Korea. CENTENARIANS, from page 1AThat, combined with the fact that the citys pension fund was underfunded even before the market crash at 88 percent liability in 2007 called for a dramatic change in what the city promised its retired police officers and firefighters. The changes, finalized after the second reading of the ordinance May 6, will gradually make the plan sustainable into the foreseeable future, Adams said. However, they did not come easily. There was reluctance to reduce benefits, Adams said. It was hard to get to a point where everybody understood the plan might need to be adjusted because things have changed. Under the new plan, employees will contribute more of their paycheck to the pension plan. Employees hired before Sept. 30, 2013 will see their contribution increase from 5 percent to 8 percent over the next few years. Those hired after that date will automatically contribute 8 percent of their salary. New employees will have to work 25 years before being eligible to receive their pension, instead of 23 years currently required. They will be eligible to retire with 10 years of service at age 55 or at age 62, regardless of time served. The benefits new hires will eventually receive have changed as well. Currently, retirees average the salary they received in their last three years of employment and multiply that average by 3.25 percent per year they served. So if they serve 20 years before retiring, they will receive 65 percent of their averaged salary in an annual pension each year. Under the new plan, eventual retirees will have their salary from their last five years averaged. Their benefit multiplier will be 2.75 instead of 3.25, meaning if they serve the same 20 years, they will receive only 55 percent of their averaged salary. The change still provides a very substantial benefit. Its lower, its definitely lower, Adams said. The benefits changes wont dramatically improve the funded status of the pension plan for the next several years, likely as long as a decade, Adams said. But as current employees begin to retire and new employees are hired, it will eventually make a big difference, he said. Essentially theres less benefit at the end, so the plan has to put in less money and theres less of a liability so its more sustainable. Adams said he didnt see the pension benefits needing changes at least for another 10 years. Benefits were last changed in 2001, when they were increased because the pension fund was overfunded, as high as 122 percent of liability at its peak. Times were very much different back in the s, Adams said. PENSION, from page 1A May calendar May calendarLargo 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.Celebrate moms and health familiesLARGO The Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation invites fun lovers of all ages to the Saturday in the Park with Mom and Sun Coast Family Health Fest Saturday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This free community event celebrates mothers and promotes healthy families. It will include live music, childrens activities, entertainment and educational experiences. Food and beverages will be available. For more information, call 483-0661.The Ugly Duckling learns to recycleLARGO The Largo Cultural Center will present The Ugly Ducklings Journey to Away Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon, at 105 Central Park Drive. Join the Ugly Duckling and his friends as he embarks on a thrilling journey while learning to reduce, reuse and recycle. Witness Uglys transformation as he realizes that there is no such place as away when dealing with trash and the environment. This inspirational story will make all who attend appreciate the environment and the beautiful world we live in. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. The school rate is $6. A family four-pack is $22. With a series subscription, purchasing three shows or more, tickets are $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call the box office at 587-6793.Memorial Day ceremony held at sunsetLARGO The city of Largo will celebrate Memorial Day with a sunset ceremony Monday, May 26, 7 p.m., at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. This ceremony includes music, a keynote speaker and a time of remembrance through a wreath presentation. The Memorial Day Planning Committee organizes this event, honoring those who have lost their lives while fighting for our country. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Aquatic center reopensLARGO Celebrate the reopening of the Highland Family Aquatic Center Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, noon to 4 p.m., 400 Highland Ave. Bring the family and enjoy many features and slides. You also can purchase a Big Squirt water toy to use throughout the summer. Splashs Snack Bar will be open, and stocked with favorite foods and combo specials. In addition, tables, chaise lounges, deck chairs, bathhouses, lockers, cubbies and an open grass area with lots of shade will be available. Enjoy door prizes and free massages on Saturday only. The pool offers discount prices for families of up to five. For more information, call 518-3016 or visit LargoPools.com.Family 5K begins at HighlandLARGO Kick off the summer with the inaugural Fun Family 5K and Pool Party Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Celebrate healthy lifestyles with your family and then enjoy a dip in the Aquatic Centers pool following the race. Runners receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The cost for a family of four is $40 if registered by May 10 and $50 after. Individual pricing is $15 by May 10 and $25 after. Register at Highland Recreation. All race participants must have proper swimwear and must exit the pool area by the first regularly scheduled session 10:30 a.m. For more info, visit HighlandRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Synchronized swimming clinic, show setLARGO A synchronized swimming clinic and water show will be offered Friday, May 30, at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. The free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Participants should bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles and will receive free tickets to the show that evening. The water show will begin at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Raffles and concessions will be available. For event information and tickets, contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 698-2625. For more information, call Southwest Pool at 518-3126 or visit LargoPools.com. Aqua Zumba is May 31LARGO Enjoy non-stop dancing in the water with high-energy music and leaders at the Aqua Zumba Bash Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. No swimming skills necessary; the minimum water depth is 4 feet. For more information, call 518-3126 or visit LargoPools.com.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.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. Ballroom dancing: Thursdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Carol Baker will lead a lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. The cost is $8. Square dancing: Fridays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Spend the evening dancing country-style to professional caller Allen Snell. The cost is $6. Swing dancing: Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card. 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. Email news to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtorres@TBN weekly.com or send notices to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. For more questions, call 397-5563, ext. 324.
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Our lower crime rate means that not only are our families and communities safer, but Florida is in a better position to create more opportunities for Floridians. This drop in crime shows everyone that Florida really is the best place to raise a family. State Attorney General Pam Bondi said, Making Florida a safe place to live, work, and raise a family is my main goal, and thanks to the hard work of our superior law enforcement officers and prosecutors, we have the lowest crime rate in 43 years. I am grateful to all of the public servants who work tirelessly to make our communities safer. Their work has made a tremendous difference, as evidenced by a crime rate that has dropped for the past three consecutive years. The total number of crimes fell 3.8 percent from last year, which translates into 27,380 fewer crimes in 2013. The number of violent crimes was also down 2.4 percent. Murder is down 3.9 percent, forcible sex offenses and robbery each declined 2.8 percent and aggravated assault is down 2.1 percent. There were 15 fewer victims of domestic violence in 2013 with cohabitants being the largest group of victims in this category, with spouses remaining the second largest group. Law enforcement officers made 904,634 arrests last year, almost 2,500 arrests per day. The report also contains information on officers killed feloniously. Two law enforcement officers died from criminal causes while on duty during 2013. In addition, two law enforcement officers died accidently during the course of duty. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri released the 2013 PCSO crime stats May 17, which showed a 5.8 percent decrease in total Part 1 Crimes and a 5 percent decrease in the overall crime rate in the Sheriffs service area for 2013. This marks the fifth consecutive year of a decrease in Part 1 Crimes for the area patrolled by the Pinellas Sheriffs Office, with an overall five-year decrease of 23.8 percent. Part One crimes are murder, forcible sex, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Uniform Crime Report system. The complete 2013 Annual Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLEs website at www.fdle.state.fl.us/fsac/ucr. FDLE began tracking crime statistics in 1971. Police beat Police beatWoman arrested for $100,000 fraud schemeLARGO A Pinellas Park woman was arrested April 29, accused of defrauding an investor in her entertainment management company out of $100,000, according to Largo police. Michele Defosse, 41, is charged with grand theft, scheming to defraud and communications fraud. As CEO and president of the company 2 Man Army Entertainment Inc., she reportedly convinced the victim to invest $100,000 in April 2013. The money was to secure a multimillion-dollar loan to fund the Armor Down World Peace Tour, police said. The victim didnt know that Defosse had no legitimate financial backing to promote such an event, police reported. Defosse established relationships with various local and national charitable organizations in order to garner investors. While telling the victim she was actively working to promote and obtain financial support for the tour, Defosse spent all of the victims money on personal expenses, within two months of receiving the funds, police reported. These included dining, clothing, groceries, court fines, cash withdrawals, a vehicle, a $10,000 deposit to host a boxing event and travel expenses. She made many promises to the victim about large business deals, but when the victim asked for the funds to be returned, Defosse was unable to produce the money. She subsequently stopped communicating with the victim in August 2013. Detective Amanda Misner of Largo Police Departments economic crimes unit investigated the victims claims and concluded that Defosses activities were a scheme to defraud investors, after reviewing numerous bank records, state documents, business records as well as talking with other state agencies and people involved. By using unsubstantiated fronts in an attempt to cover her expenses, Defosse claimed that all of her purchases were for legitimate business expenses related to the world tour. She also claimed that she was still seeking additional investments from other persons involved in local and national charitable organizations. Defosse said she was planning to receive an additional $200,000 on May 2. Largo detectives said they have notified these unwitting investors. Defosse was taken into custody and transported to the Pinellas County Jail.Three arrested at drug houseLARGO Largo police arrested three residents for drug charges May 5, following complaints that a house on El De Oro Drive was a site for drug sales. After police began hearing the complaints in mid-March, the departments Problem Oriented Policing, or POP, Unit began watching the house. During that surveillance, they made several traffic stops, charging the occupants with drug and weapons violations on two occasions. Other investigation techniques supported the neighbors allegations. Given all the circumstances, the POP unit was able to obtain a warrant for the residence, which was served during the early morning hours May 5 with the help of the Tactical Apprehension and Control team. When they searched the house, police found several grams of marijuana, amphetamines, powder cocaine and ammunition in various places. Harold Farmbry, 28, of Largo was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of amphetamines, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and operating an open drug house. An April 21 arrest for possession of marijuana lists his address as a different residence in Largo, according to Pinellas County Jail records. tives assigned to the Special Victims Unit said Michael Patrick Freeman, 33, admitted to downloading and sharing the child pornography via his computer. Freeman was arrested at his residence on Rosery Road NE in Largo. According to detectives, the arrest is the result of an undercover Internet investigation in Pinellas County, which began on March 8. Through their investigation detectives identified a potential suspect that was sharing child pornography videos via the Internet. Detectives obtained a search warrant, which was served at Freemans residence at 6 a.m. Freeman was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County jail without further incident. Bond was set at $180,000 $20,000 per charge. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office is a member of the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.Man charged with attempted murderCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested and charged a Largo man with two counts of attempted murder at a mobile home park in unincorporated Clearwater May 3. About 9 a.m., deputies responded to the Sun Terrace Mobile Home Park, Lot 407, due to reports of multiple victims being stabbed. Upon their arrival, they discovered that Stephanie Santiago, 20, and Henry Minniefield, 23, had been stabbed in the chest. Deputies along with fire rescue personnel tended to the victims injuries and eventually transported them to a local hospital. They are currently in stable condition, with non-life-threatening injuries. As the investigation continued, deputies identified Armando SevillaCruz, 18, as the suspect. According to victims and witnesses, SevillaCruz arrived at the victims residence early this morning and an Michele Defosse Michael Freeman Armando Sevilla-CruzMatthew Ulrich, 20, of Largo was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, and operating an open drug house. He lives in the El De Oro Drive home, according to jail records. Finally, Jennifer Farmbry, 26, of Largo was arrested for two counts of possession of marijuana. The departments Special Operations Unit provided support during the investigation.Largo man arrested for child pornographyLARGO A Largo man was charged with eight counts of possession and one count of promotion of child pornography May 2. Pinellas County Sheriffs detecSee POLICE BEAT, page 6A
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Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard began the meeting by announcing that interim Director of the Office of Management & Budget Bill Berger is now the director. Were growing our talent from within, Woodard said. Paul Valenti, director of the Office of Human Rights, was the first to present. He said his department is not requesting an increase from the current years budget for costs it can control. Were trying very hard to be strong stewards of the publics purse, he said. Human Rights also is applying for a HUD grant to help pay staffing costs. Rich Pettit, treasurer of Feather Sound Community District, reported, All is well in Feathersound. He talked about a future capital improvement project to build a fitness zone at a cost of $50,000. He said the area would be equipped with exercise equipment to provide a space for adults to work out and socialize adjacent to the childrens playground. This will allow them to exercise in sight of their kids playing, he said. Feathersound is not requesting a change in the millage rate. However, Pettit said an increase would be necessary in the future, as the budget is being balanced using reserve money. Rob Fischer, executive director of the Construction Licensing Board, said projections showed a slight deficit coming in fiscal year 2015. He said an ordinance was in the works to increase the allowable fines to increase to $2,000. Currently the board is htolding $685,000 in unpaid liens from fines not paid. He said the board could pull licenses from contractors who dont pay their fines. But, were hesitant to put someone out of business, he said. Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D., chief medical examiner for District Six, which serves Pinellas and Pasco counties, told commissioners that the local crackdown on pain clinics had reduced his workload; however, more people seemed to be dying of odd other things. Weve got more weird stuff and violent death, he said. He also said grant money, which he has used in past years to pay for lab equipment and other needs, seems to be drying up. For fiscal year 2014-15, Thogmartin is asking for money to pay for capital projects. He also plans to give his staff a 3 percent pay raise. He talked about advances in DNA matching that is making a difference in solving old murders. DNA is so powerful. It is helping solve crimes going back many years, he said. He explained that while Pinellas County provides a portion of funding for the medical examiners office, control of operations is all on me. Thogmartin hires and is responsible for his staff, takes full risks for operations, providing indemnity for county government. If I lose or release a wrong body, thats on me, not you, he said. He also talked about the problems related to synthetic drugs as it relates to cause of death. There are so many varieties, we cant test for them all, he said. We have to put undetermined on the death certificate and hold their blood and wait until we can test. He said Pinellas County had more analogs (variations) of synthetics than any other county in the state. Thogmartin said the effect of legalizing medical marijuana on DUI testing remains to be seen, as it is more difficult to do a quantitative analysis based on percent of THC. He said it might require additional equipment and staff. The future is uncertain for the countys department of health, which also receives funding from the state. DOH Pinellas County Director Dr. Claude M. Dharamraj told commissioners that the mission had changed over the years, making the department more dependent on community partners. It is an impossible mission to fulfill by myself, she said. She is requesting that the commission continue to levy the maximum millage allowed by state law. The money will help Dharamraj fulfill her mission of providing primary care, communicable disease control and management of the countys environmental health. She said she divides the money between the three areas, reminding commissioners that primary care did not just include the indigent population. Pinellas County has the third largest health department in the state. She is concerned about the continuing increase in need coupled with rising costs. She also is concerned about the affect changes in Medicaid funding and billing will have on her ability to meet her obligations. My mission is to make sure everyone has access to care, she said. She refuses to join in to the idea that there is competition for Medicaid money among providers. I dont care where you (patients) go, she said. We (health department) are the last resort. Still, she has to ensure everyone has access and only sees patients when no one else will. She said a problem area was health care for illegal immigrants living in Clearwater, who are now served by a health department clinic because no one else was willing to take them as patients. Another problem is ongoing issues with local clinics who are willing to take Medicaid patients, but not those who are uninsured. She said a reduction in state Medicaid funding left her in a position where she needed to seek a larger reimbursement from the federal program; however, at least one local clinic is objecting to that change and accusing the county of competing for available Medicaid money. Dharamraj said competition does not exist and that there are still Medicaid patients who need access to health care. She said she had supported opening of additional non-government sponsored clinics in the county. She said all those clinics had the capacity to serve more. You are the closest to being the board of health, Dharamraj said. Florida has no board of health. It is a difficult situation when the community partners have the perception that (county government) favors health department. Dharamraj said she could close health department clinics and let someone else provide care, but she would prefer that county government would apply for a different Medicaid status allowing for higher billing rates, so she can keep clinics open. As of September, state Medicaid reimbursements will decrease due to lawmakers declining the increases made possible by the Affordable Care Act, leaving uninsured residents will fewer options for care. The commission agreed to look into the issue of Medicaid funding. People in the community dont care about politics, said Commissioner Ken Welch. They just care when they cant go to the clinic right down the street. The final presentation came from Peggy Rowe, director of Human Resources, who told commissioners that her department had met the budget target. She said changes made to how the county recruits and selects new employees was working. It is a well-received enhancement, she said. Results of the health plan show that it is working, although Rowe said it was still too early to say it is a trend. Workforce analysis and planning are also proving to be successful, as is an expansion of volunteer services. A revamped program to reward employees for exceptional work also is popular. She said team-building activities were getting good results. Human Resources staff has been training to be able to take over training and leadership development services offered by a consultant. Woodard reported that due to staffs abilities, he had canceled the consultants contract. I believe we can do this work ourselves, he said. The remainder of time was spent discussing the budget as a whole. Commissioner Chair Karen Seel reminded everyone that improvements in the economy didnt mean more money was available for spending. Were still in recovery mode, she said. Berger said staff was working on a reset of the budget forecast to reflect a larger increase in taxable property values 5 percent as opposed to 3 percent. The new forecast shows a balanced budget for the next four years, followed by a period with budget gaps. Were in a better position than we were previously, he said. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERDepartment of Health Pinellas County Director Dr. Claude M. Dharamraj explains challenges of fulfilling her threeprong mission to commissioners during an April 24 budget information session.
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He defeated Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby of Clearwater in a special election on March 13 to fill seat left vacant after longtime U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young died Oct. 18, 2013. Sink announced April 15 that she would not be running in the Nov. 4 election. Overby announced April 21 that he too was bowing out of the race. On May 2, Overby announced he was back in. After much deliberation and a number of careful consultations with my family, campaign team and community, I have decided to renew by candidacy for the 13th Congressional District seat, Overby said in a press release. Pinellas County deserves real choices on the ballot in November, by running for this office, I can serve my community by helping to ensure a real dialogue and discussion on the issues facing us. Overby thanked the Rev. Manuel Sykes, a Democrat, who had considered running against Jolly, for his support and encouragement. Jolly and Overby will be opposed by NPA candidate Ed Jany of Tampa and write-in candidate Michael Stephen Levinson of St. Petersburg. Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant issued a statement May 2, declaring the partys support for the NPA candidate. Like so many in Pinellas County, (Ret.) Col. Ed Jany is sick and tired of Congressman David Jollys dysfunctional Republican Congress that puts special interest ahead of seniors, women, and working families, Tant said. Col. Janys lifetime of distinguished service to his country and his community as a Marine, member of the Army Special Forces, and police officer gives him a unique ability to bring people together to get results. Col. Jany will be a voice for Main Street values and will work to bring commonsense solutions to a place where theyre needed most: the halls of Congress. The Florida Democratic Party proudly supports Col. Ed Jany. Tant explained that Jany, who is a registered Democrat, is forced to run as a NPA candidate due to state law that requires candidates to be registered with a political party 365 days prior to qualifying. Jany changed his political affiliation from Republican to Democrat several months ago, Tant said. But it was too late to qualify to run as a Democratic candidate for the District 13 seat. Republican Gus Bilirakis of Tarpon Springs, who currently serves District 12, which includes the northern sections of Pinellas, qualified unopposed and will keep his seat. Democrat Kathy Castor of Tampa, who represents District 14, which includes a portion of south St. Petersburg, also qualified without opposition. BrieyFour county judge candidates elected unopposedLARGO Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said on May 2 that four candidates had completed their qualifying requirements for county judge during the weeks qualifying period. All candidates qualified by filing the required documents and paying a qualifying fee, and all candidates are unopposed. The 2014 qualified candidates for County Judge are Edwin B. Jagger, Group 3; James Vincent Pierce, Group 10; Robert G. Dittmer, Group 14; and John Carassas, Group 15. Unopposed candidates do not appear on the ballot and will become elected automatically. Statewide, the qualifying period for all federal, judicial, state attorney and public defender candidates began at noon April 28 and ended at noon May 2. Candidates for federal office, circuit judge, state attorney and public defender qualify with the Florida Division of Elections. The offices of state attorney and public defender are only up for election this year in the 20th Circuit. Visit www.votepinellas.com and election.dos.state.fl.us.Pinellas residents get First CallWith hurricane season begining June 1, Pinellas County has a more capable emergency alert system. Pinellas Countys FirstCall service is free to county residents and gives emergency managers multiple ways to get the word out whenever an emergencysituation arises. Residents simply register their contact information with FirstCall, and an automated message will be sent to alert subscribers of potentially hazardous situations. Each member of the subscribers household who would like to receive emergency notifications can register. The FirstCall network allows emergency managers to send out alerts to the county as a whole or to smaller, more specific geographic areas. When activated, the automated system will call all registered landlines and cellphones, and send email and text messages, giving users the maximum opportunity to receive the message. Residents can sign up for the service by visiting https://alertregistration.com/PinellasCoFLEMS/ or calling 866-484-3264. 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Only three times in Publix history has one of its stores raised more than $10,000, said Natalie Ison, a Publix representative. So the 113th Streets store is significant, she said. Cook said he set a goal for his store of $9,000, but told his employees that if they went above the $10,000 mark, hed let them syrup and feather him. I wanted to give them something to help motivate them, he said. He attributes this years success to the closing of Publix stores in Indian Rocks and Madeira Beach. Weve been a little bit busier because of that, he said. For nearly two decades, Publix stores across the country have supported the March of Dimes each spring. Over its 19year relationship with the nonprofit organization, Publix customers and associates have raised more than $43 million, and more than $4.7 million in 2013 alone. Funds are raised at the register, $1 at a time as customers make their purchases. The Seminole Publix also held several money-raising events, including penny wars and a pie-throwing event, where managers got pied in the face for cash. The March of Dimes uses funds raised to support its mission of helping moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com. The biggest thing is what we can do for the babies, Cook said. Its a great charity. Photo by HUGO MEYERPaul Cook, manager of the Publix store at 113th Street and Park Boulevard, lets his employees cover him with maple syrup and feathers May 1.BBA to meetLARGO Gus Rodriguez will host the next Bluffs Business Association monthly networking mingle on Thursday, May 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Allstate Insurance, 490 Indian Rocks Road. Any business, regardless of location, is welcome to attend and bring a guest. Refreshments are provided. The mission of the Bluffs Business Association is to promote and improve the business environment and stimulate a vibrant local economy in and around the Belleair Bluffs area. For information, call Bonnie Trembulak at 686-8797.REH sets new recordCLEARWATER Santana set a new single performance record for gross ticket sales at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, April 29 with $310,128 and a total paid attendance of 2,166. This is the highest-grossing single performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since Neil Youngs sold out performance in 2010. Ruth Eckerd Hall continues its stellar lineup of performances for the 2013-14 season with The Doobie Brothers, seven-time Grammy-winner Gladys Knight, Boston, the Move Live Tour with Julianne & Derek Hough, Ray LaMontage, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Michael McDonald and Toto, and Tori Amos.Beach 2 Bay to openNORTH REDINGTON BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Beach 2 Bay Aerial Billboard Advertising on Thursday, May 15, 5:15 p.m., in the Sunset Room at the Double Tree, 17120 Gulf Blvd. This event will feature complimentary appetizers and free parking. There also will be a cash bar available. Beach 2 Bay ads offers distinctive advertising with a limited number of spaces available. There will be a sneak peek of the innovative advertising at the event.Bark Life Inc. receives awardSEMINOLE Bark Life Inc. recently was selected for the 2014 Best of Seminole Award in the Pet Groomer category by the Seminole Award Program. Each year, the Seminole Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the community. These exceptional companies help make the Seminole area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Seminole Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Seminole Award Program and data provided by third parties.Guardian Angel Home Care Services recognizedST. PETERSBURG Guardian Angel Home Care Services Inc. recently achieved the highest nationally recognized standard of accreditation through the Community Health Accreditation Program. As a team, we have worked hard to demonstrate our work is of the highest caliber in the home care industry, said Susan M. Gerino in a press release. Gerino is owner of the company. As the owner of Guardian Angel Home Care Services Inc., I am honored and proud to have achieved this award of excellence in our field of in-home care.Mid Florida Credit Union relocatesPINELLAS PARK Mid Florida Credit Union recently relocated its Feather Sound office to a newly built 4,779-square-foot building at 4300 Park Blvd. The new office opened for business April 28 and features four lobby offices, five interior teller windows, a drive-up ATM and five drive-thru lanes with Mid Floridas 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. extended hours. The fullservice branch will also offer Saturday hours and will house offices dedicated to mortgages, commercial services and investments. To celebrate, a grand opening celebration is planned for Friday, Pizza Bizzar takes regional title in Pizza ChallengeCLEARWATER Pizza Bizzar, a Clearwater Beach restaurant, recently earned the Southeast Regional title for Best Traditional Pizza in the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas. Chef and owner Michael Athanasopoulos competed in the competition in March. This was Pizza Bizzars first year at the event and the competition was fierce. Im very proud to have won the title of Best Traditional Pizza in the Southeast, but this challenge itself was a terrific learning experience and I met many talented people and learned a lot from everyone there, said Athanasopoulos in a press release. It is an experience I will never forget. Teams participating in the competition, held in conjunction with the International Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, were grouped into geographic regions. The regional winners, plus a wild-card pick and two international teams who won other pizza competitions held overseas, moved on to the final round. Pizza Bizzar also ranked in the top five International Best Traditional Pizzas. Since its inception in 2007, the International Pizza Challenge has evolved and grown in stature and in prize money. Contestants bring their own ingredients, while show management provides refrigeration space, equipment and ovens. Judging panels are composed of impartial chefs, food critics and other pizzeria owners, and they score each pie using the following specific criteria. Taste is scored on: crust, sauce, cheese, toppings, overall taste and creativity (non-traditional and American-pan divisions only). Briefcase Briefcase See BRIEFCASE, page 9A
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Items vary from artwork and jewelry to lotions and balms, and browsers can even pick up homegrown flowers and veggies. A lot of the vendors just do this for a hobby, she said. So this gives them the chance to show off their skills and maybe make a little extra money. But its also a good way for vendors to jumpstart a business, before taking their wares to larger markets, she said. One woman lost her job right before the April 27 Swap-n-Shop, and showed up with furniture to sell. She said, This is my job for now, Pisco said. Pisco, who works full-time as a graphic designer and also has a line of homemade lotions, got the idea for the Swap-n-Shop when she learned about communities in other counties and states hosting similar events. And there wasnt anything like it in Pinellas County, she said. I just thought it was a really cool idea, a great way for people to flex their creative muscles. She finds that it draws shoppers from throughout the county, and May 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities will include free lunch, bingo with prizes, and door prizes, including an Apple iPad Mini giveaway. Were constantly looking for ways to expand our network of fullservice branches, said Kevin Jones in a press release. Jones is Mid Floridas president and CEO. With this new location near a busy thoroughfare, were not only able to increase our visibility and accessibility, but also provide the banking options our members need with the extended service hours they desire.Paper-shredding event deemed a successST. PETERSBURG More than 500 pounds of food was collected during an April 19 paper-shredding event at the Louise Graham Regeneration Center in St. Petersburg. The food will benefit the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. In exchange for the food, 1,400 pounds of documents were shredded. We were glad to take part in this event, as a way to give back to the community to benefit both the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and the Louise Graham Regeneration Center, said Scott Russell of Cummings Financial Organization Inc. We were able to collect food for the clinic and bring attention to a wonderful business, the Louise Graham Regeneration Center which provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities a place to learn life skills with training, paid employment and participation in the community. The event was sponsored by the Cummings Financial Organization, Sherwood Financial Group, and Brand Tax Group. Local French restaurant changes nameBELLEAIR BLUFFS Le Petit Bistro is the new name of the French restaurant at 796 Indian Rocks Road. The owner, David Meumier, decided to give the restaurant more of a French flare with a new name, dcor and a new chef. The French restaurant was formerly LeBouchon Bistro the cork and has been in business since 1981. Meumier has been in the restaurant business for more than 25 years. He has had restaurants around the world including Miami Beach, Los Angeles and Paris. We want you to be able to feel like you are in Paris for the night, said Meumier in a press release. You will find even the television at the bar is programmed to French television stations. The restaurants chef and general manager is Daniel Autrey IV. Autrey graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando. Agartha Book Store to host eventSAFETY HARBOR A peaceful guided meditation by Mike Shaluly and a discourse on whisperings of the self by Mia Marie Shaluly will be presented Friday, May 9, at Agartha Book Store, 101 Main St., Suite C. The meditation will be presented from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. The discourse will be offered from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, call 726-2012 or 542-3985.Pinch-A-Penny, American Red Cross launch Prepare FloridaSEMINOLE The Seminole Pinch-A-Penny and the American Red Cross will launch Prepare Florida by offering a free course Citizen CPR to the community on Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m., at the store, 9686 Seminole Blvd. Prepare Florida is a three-year landmark campaign to educate and empower hundreds of thousands of Floridians about how to take necessary action to care for themselves, their families and their neighbors and educate our citizens about what to expect during and after a disaster or life threatening event, said Amanda Throndsen in a press release. Throndsen is Prepare Florida PHSS coordinator. Most Floridians are underprepared for disaster: less than one-third of Floridas population has a family disaster plan. The diverse and varied composition of our states population also poses unique challenges, especially for our most vulnerable: seniors, children, migrant workers, underserved populations and tourists. Included in the plans of the campaign is the goal to train 500,000 people in lifesaving first aid, CPR and AED skills over the next three years. Research has shown that continuous Citizen CPR can be effective in caring for a person with no signs of life when a rescuer is unable, untrained or unwilling to perform full CPR. The best way for a bystander to help is by calling 9-1-1 and using Hands-Only CPR. Its simple to do and theres no mouth-to-mouth contact. In a life threatening situation, performing Hands-Only CPR is better than doing nothing at all. Photo courtesy of JENN PISCOHeather Mckay shows off her artwork at the first Pinellas County Swap-n-Shop last month.vendors from as far away as Orlando. Vendors can rent a large, tentsized space outside for just $20 or a table-sized space indoors or out for $10. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining dates for the Swap-n-Shop are May 11 and 25, and June 8 and 22. But Pisco said if the demand is there, she might consider running it as an indoor-only event throughout the summer. For more information, visit www.pcswapnshop.com or www.face book.com/pinellascountyswap. There are no prerequisites or minimum age to participate in the 30minute course. The Citizen CPR training is not intended to substitute for a formal training course. Citizen CPR is not a certification course. To register, call Pinch-A-Penny at 397-6817. Pinch-A-Penny, Pool-Patio-Spa/Hot Tub Store is a local franchise owned by long-time Seminole residents by Trish and Don Nuckols. For information on Prepare Florida or to get involved, please visit www.redcross.org/prepareflorida. BRIEFCASE, from page 8A
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The Pinellas Prosperity Partnership oversees the annual VITA program with staff support from the Juvenile Welfare Board and monetary support from the IRS, Bank of America Foundation and Wells Fargo. In addition, dozens of Pinellas agencies, colleges/universities, businesses and individuals provide support for the program in various ways. In 2013, more than 120 VITA volunteers prepared just over 3,000 income tax returns and recovered $5.3M for Pinellas households. This tax season, a total of 12 fixed locations and six mobile sites spent hundreds of hours preparing 3,763 income tax returns and recovered more than $6 million back to the community. Visit JWBPinellas.org.Tax holiday helps Floridians prepare for hurricane season By SUZETTE PORTERFlorida lawmakers approved a Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which begins May 31 and continues through June 8. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. Government should encourage rather than hinder Floridians from preparing their homes and families for severe weather that threatens our state during hurricane season, said Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, in a May 2 press release the last day of the 2014 legislative session. The legislature also approved a back-to-school tax holiday scheduled for Aug. 1-3 and a sales tax holiday for energy efficient products from Sept. 19-21 for the first $1,500 of the sales price for new Energy Star or WaterSense products. During the hurricane preparedness tax holiday, the following items are exempt from state sales tax and county discretionary sales surtaxes: Portable self-powered light sources selling for $20 or less Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50 or less Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less Self-contained first-aid kits selling for $30 or less Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits selling for $50 or less Gas or diesel fuel tanks selling for $25 or less Packages of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less Nonelectric food storage coolers selling for $30 or less A portable generator selling for $750 or less Reusable ice selling for $10 or less Pinellas Countys Emergency Management is urging residents to begin hurricane preparations now, including finalizing their plans. In the latest eLert, residents are asked to finish stocking their survival kits, check their evacuation levels and update lists of important papers and phone numbers. Renowned hurricane forecasters Dr. William Gray and Dr. Phillip Klotzbach with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University are predicting a below-average season in 2014. Despite the quiet forecast, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them, the forecasters said in report released April 10. They are reminded to prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much or how little activity is predicted. Gray and Klotzbach predict nine named storms will form in the Atlantic Basin this year and three will strengthen into hurricanes and one will become a major hurricane. 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PETERSBURG The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday, May 26, 10 a.m., at the Bay Pines National Cemetery. This is the only National Cemetery in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and the largest observance of Memorial Day with more than 3,000 in attendance. Veterans, their families and friends, and the general public are invited to attend. To mark the occasion, the nearly 34,000 graves at the cemetery will be marked with U.S. flags to honor the men and women who served the nation. The event will be hosted by Bay News 9 anchor Holly Gregory, and will include musical performances, a firing salute, and taps performance. New to the event this year will be the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team the only amputee color guard unit in the United States. Guest speakers for the event include Bay Pines VAHCS Director Suzanne Klinker, Saint Petersburg VA Regional Office Director Kerrie Witty and Florida National Cemetery Assistant Director Maurice Roan. Annette Kirk, American Gold Star Mothers, will provide the keynote speech. Kirk is the mother of Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe II who gave his life in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010. Parking for the event is available nearby. Shuttles will provide transportation for guests from parking lots to the cemetery. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired. The event will take place outdoors. The Bay Pines VAHCS encourages all attendees to dress appropriately in the event of inclement weather. For further information, contact the cemetery office at 398-9426. Bay Pines is one of the nations leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,800 medical professionals and support staff. The organization is the fourth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. NSAL honors Community Award WinnerCLEARWATER The 2014 National Society of Arts and Letters Awards Luncheon held at Ruth Eckerd Hall Heye Room April 26 honored Mark Sforzini with the Community Award for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments. He is presently executive director and artistic director of the St. Petersburg Opera Company, musical director of the Tampa Bay Symphony and highly sought after composer commissioned by the Florida Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Palladium Theater and others. His works are performed at music festivals throughout the United States. One piece was performed at the inaugural concert at Murray Theater Studio, Ruth Eckerd Hall. He serves as adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College, adjudicator, and chamber music coach. NSAL Woodwinds Competition awards are first place, $3,000, Jenny Maclay, Gainesville, clarinet, who will compete in the May National $10,000 Woodwinds Competition, Charleston, W.V.; second place, $2,000, Jake Chabot, Orlando, flute; third place $1,000, Joshia Dyck, Dunedin, oboe. All performed at the luncheon. Kaila DeLaney, the Justine LeBaron Young Artist Competition winner sponsored by the Florida Orchestra Musicians Association, performed on the oboe. Winston Scholarship Music Winner, Esther Schnieder, Tampa, was traveling, auditioning for universities. Winston Scholarship Art Winners, Valerie Hernandez, Fort Meyers, and Julia Pope, Seminole, displayed their work and received monetary awards. Photo courtesy of MARIE GAGEFrom left are National Society of Arts and Letters Community Award Chair Denna Shiben; community award winner, Mark Sforzini; and President Anne Lauder. Expert touts advantages of improved transitST. PETERSBURG Economic leaders throughout the Tampa Bay area have labored for years to attract high-tech, well-paying jobs to help bolster our economy. During an April 23 presentation to the PSTA Board of Directors, Darnell Grisby, director of policy development and research from the American Public Transportation Association, raised eyebrows when he noted the economic impact of high-tech jobs. One high-tech sector job, he said, can support up to six other local jobs, such as lawyers, construction workers and plumbers. That statistic was part of Grisbys presentation on the changing travel patterns of millennials, as opposed to older generations, and how 18 to 34 year-olds are increasingly embracing transit use and communities that offer viable transportation options. The data is from a recent study released by APTA: Millennials and Mobility and shows that younger generations are leading a trend of Americans who are returning to walkable cities and suburbs that feature vibrant public transit. A recently corroborated trend by a separate study released by the Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America concluded that 54 percent of Millennials would consider moving to another city if it had more and better options for getting around. Sixty-six percent said that access to high quality transportation is one of the top three criteria they would weigh when deciding where to live. PSTA and economic development officials believe these trends only further enforce the need to build a robust transit system to help keep and attract new talent coveted by high paying industries such as software, internet and scientific research. To be able to attract the very best people from around the country we need to have transit options, said Mike Meidel, Pinellas County Economic Development Director. Numerous studies over the past few years commissioned by Zipcar also show that Millennials, on average, are now more willing to give up a car than their cellphones. The smartphone is closing the gap between the perceived benefits of the car versus public transportation, Grisby said. As more transit agencies around the nation deploy real-time applications that allow customers to know down to the minute where the bus will be, increasingly transit users will be able to be as spontaneous as the automobile user. PSTA is already taking advantage of that growing trend thanks to Real Time Bus Information System, which debuted last fall. The system lets riders use cell phones, smartphones, computers or texts to find out when the next bus will arrive at their stop. To learn about the Greenlight Pinellas Plan, visit www.green lightpinellas.com. PSTA earns TSA gold standard againST. PETERSBURG The U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Transportation Security Administration has once again recognized Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority as one the nations best transit systems when it comes to safety and security. The TSA has awarded PSTA the Gold Standard designation for the transit agencys dedication to building a strong safety and security program in accordance with the TSAs Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement criteria. The TSAs BASE program is a voluntary comprehensive review of transit agency security programs focusing on multiple categories such as an agencys security plans, training, drills/exercises, preparedness, public outreach and background check programs.
Intersections are a part of every commute, and they can be extremely dangerous, reflected by how many accidents we see. In Pinellas County, U.S. 19 and Tampa Road has had the most crashes of any intersection over the past six years, partly because its the fourth most congested intersection in the county. In second place is the Curlew Road and U.S. 19 intersection, which is in the same vicinity. In all, eight of the top 25 crash intersections are along the U.S. 19 corridor. But no matter what routes you take, its up to you to watch the road and make adjustments as needed. These days, drivers are more distracted than ever. Many drivers tend to ignore what is in front of them as they text on their phones, tend to passengers, eat, or who knows what else. These distractions can lead to heading into an intersection too fast, then slamming on the brakes, which can cause a collision. So with this in mind, here are some tips for drivers to avoid crashes at intersections: Look ahead. Never rely solely on the brake lights in front of you to know when to stop. Always look ahead at traffic patterns and signals. Paying attention to upcoming traffic will help you gauge if the light will be red when you get there. Avoid tunnel vision and only watching the car directly in front of you. Know when to stop at a yellow light. A yellow light does not mean that you should simply speed up to get through the intersection. Instead, it is a caution signal alerting you to be prepared to stop. Generally, if youre going the speed limit 100 feet or less from the intersection when the light turns yellow, you have passed the point of no return and cant stop safely. If this occurs, drive through to avoid sudden braking. However, if youre not yet in that zone, be prepared to stop. Beware of following large vehicles too closely. If a truck or large vehicle is in front of you, maintain enough space so that youre able to see past it. Or, if possible, try to get around the vehicle so that you can have better visibility of the road ahead. Monitor your speed. In many accidents, speed is a factor. The faster you go, the less time youre going to have to react if something unforeseen happens in front of you. Be careful with turns. Have you ever been driving and gotten over to the turning lane, only to realize it isnt where you want to go? If you find yourself in a similar situation, make the turn and then reroute yourself to get back on track. Trying to suddenly get back over into the other lane is dangerous and against the law if within the solid white lines. Its also important to note that not all crashes at these intersections are between vehicles. Pedestrians have accounted for 6 percent of all crashes at Pinellas intersections over the past six years. Whether youre on foot or on a bicycle, always stay alert to your surroundings and follow these safety rules: Look both ways, and then look again before you cross. When crossing high-speed intersections as a pedestrian, it is important to take a second glance and always use the crosswalk. Just because you have the right of way, this doesnt mean you shouldnt still pay attention to traffic. Make sure no cars are running a red light. Vehicles going 60 mph can cover a quarter mile in 15 seconds. You also need to watch out for cars turning right on a red light. Many drivers slow down but not all come to a complete stop or yield to pedestrians. Be visible. Bright clothing and reflectors help keep you visible to drivers, especially at night. Follow the rules of the road. Even while riding a bike, as long as youre on the road, youre subject to the same rules as vehicles. For the full list of dangerous intersections in Pinellas visit: www .sunstarems.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Sunstar-Intersection -Report.pdf.Charlene Cobb, co mmunity outreach coordinator for Sunstar Paramedics, has been a paramedic, training officer, education coordinator and community education specialist in her career.Most people lament the aging process. As we grow older, our body parts begin to show wear and tear. Our bones creak and pop. We start to slow down. Medical science has done wonders in delaying the effects of aging. Most of us can look forward to a long life even if we have to take a handful of drugs every day. While we work to increase longevity, it seems little progress is being made to increase communication between the generations. In fact, some say its getting worse. Life experience is being devalued more and more especially in light of all the technological advances.The young remain convinced they know better than their elders, and the elders know the younger generation has a lot to learn. I remember thinking of the older generation as the naysayers. They never seemed to listen to ideas, and they rarely let me try them not that it stopped me. Sometimes I paid the heavy price for my youthful spontaneity. Now that Im older, I realize the ideas proposed as a former member of the younger generation were in reality a case of been there and done that for my elders. They actually said no with good reason. But poor communication skills on both sides result in generational conflict. Instead of the younger generation respectfully questioning their elders about their experience, they turn away, disgruntled because no one takes them seriously or lets them do anything. Elders could try to explain, but it probably would do no good. The younger generation isnt known for its listening skills. And, older folks arent known for their patience. I do still remember when I was younger. It really wasnt that long ago. Im not yet ancient. It pretty much infuriates me when its implied that because Im now an older woman, I cant understand. Trust me. I get it. Ive been there and done that more times than Ill admit. I remember thinking why do they do it that way, its so stupid. Now, I know many things happen as they do because thats how it works literally. I also know there is little in life that cant be improved. It is true that old folks get set in their ways. Its comfortable. We like to invoke, the if it aint broke, dont fix it rule. We really dont care if the younger generation thinks were stupid. Theyll know better when they get to be our age, as we did and the generations before. Then theres a matter of respect. The younger generation doesnt seem to have much respect for their elders. Were dated and not very smart about the real world, or so they say. We cant even type with our thumbs! Yet, they demand our respect and thrive on our praise, while secretly planning our demise. They covet our ability to take on more responsibility something they perceive as power. Imagine what could happen if the younger generation recognized the value of experience and understood what it meant to earn that prized position of seniority. What if they understood seniority in the workplace didnt just mean more vacation time and maybe a bigger salary. Seniority really means many years of job/life experience. But just for a moment, lets imagine young people and old people working together respectfully to create that better world. Of course, it would take improved communication skills and I dont mean texting. It would require those with seniority taking time to listen to an idea even if it has been tried and failed. Instead of the younger generation dissing their elders, they would learn from their experience and use it to come up with something never tried something new. If the young could just understand, the importance the older generation puts on not repeating their mistakes. The young believe they can skip steps, running to the top of the mountain without a plan for getting down. The old have fallen off that mountain a time or two. We dont want to do it again. We prefer to plan a safe descent. We like working with a safety line. Thats how we survive. Its true that older folks become comfortable with things the way they are. Theyre resistant to change without a really good reason. They lose patience when those younger insist on doing whats already been tried unsuccessfully, especially when someone acts as if theyve invented a new wheel. Please forgive the lack of excitement. Young people are valued for their energy, their ability to learn and innovate. Older people have great value for their experience, abilities and skills. They know most do overs are stupid. Theyve been there and done that.Suzette Porter is Internet services manager for Tampa Bay Newspapers.Bill Kane and his family lived in a Midwest state with restrictive gun laws. One day Bill said to his wife Mitzi, Lets move to Georgia. Theyve got a new firearms law that will make us much safer than we are here. Most people in Georgia are allowed to own a gun and take it almost everywhere. Bill was 40. He had never been shot or held up at gunpoint, or otherwise been threatened by someone carrying a gun. Even so, he heard the crime reports and listened to the stories issued by the Giggies. They were the members of God Is Guns (GIG), a huge, rich and powerful gun lobby. Despite their rapidly growing influence the Giggies were scared. They warned that one day weakkneed liberals would repeal the Second Amendment and forbid ordinary citizens from owning guns. So Bill quit his job. He and Mitzi, with their two children, moved to Georgia. They rented a house and enrolled their kids in a high school. The schools principal welcomed them, saying, I carry a firearm, and so do most of my teachers, as well as the school custodian and the three security guards. To graduate, every senior must complete a sharpshooters program. Any student who refuses is regarded as a subversive, and must wear a red-and-black bulls-eye on his/her clothing each day. The Kanes looked for a suitable church to attend. At first they could find no church of their denomination that allowed the congregation to wear guns during the services. But at last, with the help of GIG, they found a house of worship whose leaders loved guns almost as much as they loved God. Bill went to a state office building to apply for a Georgia drivers license. As he entered the lobby, a greeter stopped him and said, Sir, are you carrying a firearm? Bill said, No. Should I have one? The greeter said, Well, we feel better if we can easily see a pistol on the hip of each patron. This identifies him or her as a God-fearing gun-loving citizen. Without a gun showing, the person could be a terrorist or, even worse, a left-wing, antigun troublemaker. Are you a member of GIG? Bill said, I sure am. I received my membership card just a few days ago. A week after moving into their new home, the Kanes were visited by the local Welcome Wagon. Two smiling ladies gave them flowers, a small cake, and a large box filled with assorted ammunition for use in handguns made by Magnum, Glock, Smith and Wesson, Colt and other major companies. One lady said, We hope these bullets will fit your weapons. You do own a gun or two, dont you? Most of the families in our crowd have at least five. Were all Giggies, and proud of it. One night they attended their first Guns Is God meeting. They listened to a fiery speech by the local GIG chairman, Chick L. Gruber. Chick warned that although the governor and state legislature were under GIGs thumb, the victory was far from complete. For example, he said, many Georgia police groups opposed the new guns-everywhere law. So did the Georgia Municipal Association. Chick said, Georgia still requires every citizen to obtain a license to carry a gun. Thats wrong, my friends! Thats Communism! We are surrounded by enemies of freedom, Gruber continued. They will not stop until all our weapons are taken from us, and we become powerless to resist the predators who will stalk our streets. But the greatest danger is not from the criminal element. A much larger threat are the richies, the filthy oligarchs. When they achieve absolute power, you and I will be unable to rise up and overthrow them. Our guns will be gone, and so will our ability to revolt, as our founding fathers did in 1776. Do we want that? Will we stand for that? Hell, no! shouted the crowd. Gruber went on to outline GIGs nationwide plan to defeat every anti-gun political candidate in future elections. GIG needs your help, your donations and most of all your hatred and mistrust of anyone who opposes total firearms freedom and the God-given Second Amendment. We must squash them like bugs! Are you with me? The cheers and applause were deafening. The Kanes were astounded. On the drive home they said little to each other. But before going to bed they shared a beer at the kitchen table. Bill reached for his wifes hand and said, I thought Id feel safe here in Georgia. But somehow I dont. How about you? Mitzi said, Im scared. Lets go back home. A week later, thats what they did.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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The VA nurses lead their profession in education and training, clinical responsibility and research. But their passion comes from VAs mission to provide the very best personalized, proactive, patient-driven care to the veterans we serve. The nurses are integral and equal members of our health care team of professionals. No health care professional is closer to the veterans we care for than a VA nurse. Veterans and families rely on them for their compassion and the VA relies on them for setting the highest clinical care standards. That reliance is well placed. The VAs recognition as a leader in health care quality, patient safety and research is due in large part to nurses. Every year, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System serves more than 100,000 veterans and our nursing staff is involved at virtually every point of care. From admission to discharge, from primary care to complex inpatient procedures and home care our nursing staff is there to deliver the best possible outcomes for our nations heroes. Moreover, about 20 percent of our nurses are veterans and 245 hold advanced certifications in specialized nursing practices like anesthesia, geriatrics, mental health, cardiac and more. For Nurses Week this year, the Bay Pines VAHCS will host various events to recognize our dedicated nursing professionals across the organization. The week culminates with our annual nursing awards program scheduled for Friday, May 9, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center. The event is a fitting tribute to all of those who committed to the Florence Nightingale Pledge: With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. I am deeply proud to be associated with the nearly 1,100 nursing employees who serve veterans across the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and of all of our nations 3.1 million registered nurses who work tirelessly to keep us well and save lives around the clock every day. Happy nurses week. Teresa E. Kumar Associate director, Patient Care Services, Bay Pines VA Healthcare SystemLight rail: An Expensive Way to GoRe: Light rail, an inexpensive way to go, letter by Bob McEwan, April 24-25 Editor: Sorry, letter writer of last week, but this light rail is not going to take you to the Tampa airport. The light rail is only going from St. Petersburg to Clearwater. Gov. Scott announced Feb. 18, 2014, that a 15year advancement of a I-275 toll connector into Pinellas will be built with no tax increase for citizens. This new gateway will go to the St. Petersburg airport only. And the light rail is the expensive way to go. The sales tax increase the PSTA bus company wants us to vote for in November will raise our sales tax to 8 percent, the highest in the state of Florida. Greenlight Pinellas (their logo) plans to take the millions this sales tax increase will generate and borrow billions in grants, bonds, and debt to build a light rail system. PSTA and our elected officials want to spend your money to please powerful special interests. We do not need a rail. PSTA has lost our trust by the way they have been managing the bus system. They need to improve the system and do a better job of meeting the needs of the l.6 percent of residents that ride the buses. Nancy Davis Seminole The gun-loving Giggies of Georgia Drivers SeatBob Driver On aging: when will we ever learn? As I See ItCharlene Cobb Tips to stay safe at intersections Suzette Porter Leader, May 8, 201412A Viewpoints
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They have raised Luca since he was small enough to fit in a coffee cup. Even full-grown, he only weighs 4 pounds and was the runt of the litter, but dont tell him that. He grew up with two pit bull siblings, Willis and Lola, and always thought he was far tougher than them. And at least as big. He loves sunbathing, burrowing in blankets and warm crevices, and has endearing obsessive habits. But what his mom loves most about him is that even though he is all grown up, he still looks and behaves like a puppy. For better or for worse, hes still very dependent on his moms presence and is the happiest when hes with her. He is never far from her lap and she loves and takes comfort in this constant affection from her best friend. Her favorite quality about Luca is his personality and how he seems to feel about her. Ive had dogs my whole life but never a dog that looked at me with such intensity and relied on me so much, she said. I truly feel the enormous love he has for me and the comfort he takes from having me close. As pet of the month winner, Luca and his family won a $25 gift certificate to either Largo Feed or Park Feed in Pinellas Park. Send your pet photos to Alexandra Lundahl at alundahl@TBNWeekly.com. Pet Photo Contest Sponsored byLargo Feed210 West Bay Dr, Largo, FL 727-581-8743 & Park Feed5775 Park Blvd. Pinellas Park 727-546-7503 SophiSophi is a wonderful, brown and white tabby girl who was rescued by Second Chance for Strays. After being surrendered by her former owner to animal control, she is in need of a forever home. She loves to communicate and has several unique, quiet meows and chatters. She is affectionate and will lie as close to her human as possible. She is very soft and has an adorable waddle. Visit her at Petsmart on Gulf to Bay Boulevard and U.S. 19 or call Pat at 5359154. She spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. BaileyBailey is an adorable 11week-old beagle/spaniel puppy. He should be adopted by a family with an active lifestyle and has the time required to train a puppy. This means not leaving him home alone for more than four hours at a time. A fenced-in yard is required for this cute guy, who has lots of puppy energy. Bailey is fine with cats, loves children and other friendly dogs. Bailey is currently in a foster home. Call the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor at 786-1330 to meet him. RoxiRoxi is an adorable 2-year-old pit bull mix and is quite the ball of energy. She still is very much a puppy at heart. If youre looking for an athletic playmate to help you stay active, Roxi is just the girl for you. Sprints across the yard and trips to the dog park are some of Roxis favorite activities, and shed do best with an active family that wont mind spending time exercising and playing with her outdoors. Her adoption fee is $30 which includes her spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations and free 30 days of pet insurance. Meet her at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave., Largo. JakeMeet Jake, a 9-year-old hound mix. He is patiently waiting for his new forever family to find him. Bring this article to Pinellas County Animal Services and adopt Jake for just $25. He has been neutered and is up to date on all his shots. Meet him and other animals available for adoption at 12450 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. Visit www.pi nellascounty.org/animalservices/ petfind.htm. TazzMeet Tazz, a 3month-old beautiful buff tabby. Tazz is all kitten. He is feisty and playful most of the time but also loves naptime. If youd like to meet Tazz or any of the other beautiful animals with Friends of Strays, visit 2911 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg or call 522-6566. BessMeet Bess, a happy 4-year-old, big retriever/basset hound girl who weighs 58 pounds. She is a sweetie and hopes to find her human best friend. Here she is enjoying a pool party at the Humane Society of Pinellas, but shed be even happier if she found her forever family. Meet her at 3040 S.R. 590 in Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.Lepto in dogs: Florida cases begin to spikeThe University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine recently warned of a significant spike in the number of leptosporosis cases seen in dogs at their teaching hospital. This frightening disease should not be ignored because of the consequences for our pets, as well as the potential for it to spread to people. Leptosporosis, commonly abbreviated as lepto, is a bacterial disease. It is typically spread by the urine of infected wildlife, including squirrels, rats, mice, opossums and raccoons. Unfortunately, these critters inhabit most of our backyards, so even dogs that never leave their own yard have the potential to be exposed. The bacteria also can live for some time in puddles and in the soil. The symptoms can be vague, which is why some call lepto the great mimicker. In dogs, abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, and changes in the frequency of urination are all potential signs but are frustratingly signs of many other diseases as well. The testing for lepto can be difficult, time consuming and expensive, leaving many cases undiagnosed. Untreated, leptosporosis can lead to liver and kidney failure and be fatal. When a dog becomes infected with the leptosporosis bacteria, they tend to drink more and pass the bacteria through their urine. Because the bacteria can be cutaneously spread, or is contagious through the skin, this puts human family members who come in contact with the infected urine at risk. According to the CDC, symptoms in people include fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, vomiting, jaundice, anemia, and sometimes a rash, and can lead to kidney damage, liver failure, and even brain and respiratory disorders. If properly diagnosed, lepto is treatable with antibiotics in both dogs and people. In 2005, more than 40 people in Tampa caught leptosporosis after an adventure race that involved running though standing water around the Hillsborough River; it is in our immediate area. There are several vaccines for leptosporosis in dogs that do an excellent job of preventing disease, but they are often underutilized for several reasons. Many dog owners decline the vaccine, mistakenly thinking that their dog would have to catch it from another dog. Years ago, veterinary schools mistakenly taught that only boar-hunting hounds needed to be vaccinated; at the time, it was not understood that other wildlife carried the bacteria. The second reason the vaccine is underutilized is because it is by far one of the most reactive vaccines, and some pets simply cannot get it without having a vaccine reaction. Studies have shown the general risk of a vaccine reaction is more with very small dogs and certain breeds, such as dachshunds. Leptosporosis is a truly scary disease. Pet owners should be vigilant and careful, and not become a statistic in the University of Floridas spike in cases. Michael Rumore practices at Lake Seminole Animal Hospital in Seminole, and online at www.La keSeminoleAH.com. His podcast about pet care can be found free online at PetAnswers.com as well as on iTunes.Pets of the week Speaking of PetsMichael J. Rumore, DVM
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The airport has been hosting Honor Flights since 2011 and we are proud of the strong community support that has been shown to our veterans, said Airport Director Noah Lagos. We are honored to host these events and hope to see the many organizations and individuals continue to come out to celebrate the veterans welcome home to St. Pete-Clearwater. Honor Flight is so grateful to all our veterans and we honor their service to our country through each of our Honor Flight missions, said Beverly Frey, president of Honor Flight of West Central Florida. Our efforts would not be possible without the wonderful support of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Allegiant Air who help to make each flight a success. Frey invites the public to come to the airport to greet the veterans and volunteers who travel with them at about 8 p.m. after each flight. The Welcome Home celebration is open to the public and various groups, military and government leaders will be at the airport to greet the veterans, she said. Free parking will be available to attend the welcome home event sponsored by Honor Flight of West Central Florida along with courtesy parking provided by the airport for the Honor Flight Veterans. For more information about the Honor Flight, email email@example.com or visit www.honorflightwcf.org.PIE welcomes WWII honor flights William Cona, past commandant of the Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment of Largo/Clearwater unit of the Marine Corps League, recently administered the oath of office to an assembly of the organizations newly elected or appointed officers. Pictured from left are Ron Ashley, Doc Bauer, Jeffrey Cox, Kathy Sheppard, Jaime Perez, Rudy Fontane, Bruce Marshall and Joe Lonergan.Oath of officeDevin RathLARGO Air Force Airman Devin Rath recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rath earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Dawn Roeske and Steven Rath of Largo. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Largo High School.Travis SlyLARGO Air Force Airman Travis Sly recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Sly is the son of Tina N. Sly of Seminole and grandson of Patricia and Darel Young of Largo. He is a 2013 graduate of Seminole High School.KaAndra MaxwellST. PETERSBURG Air Force Reserve Airman KaAndra Maxwell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Maxwell is the daughter of Katitia Maxwell of St. Petersburg. She is a 2011 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.Jeremy ChavezCLEARWATER Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeremy Chavez recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Chavez is the grandson of Alma Douglas of Clearwater, and Alvin Douglas of Peyton, Colorado. He is a 2013 graduate of Falcon High School, Peyton.Damon Nin CLEARWATER Air Force Airman Damon Nin recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Nin is the son of Sharon Cesare of Clearwater. He is a 2011 graduate of Clearwater High School.Dillan HenslerST. PETERSBURG Army Pvt. Dillan Hensler has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. Hensler is the son of Thomas Hensler of Port Charlotte and Debra Rhodes of St. Petersburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda.Jenay and Jenel YoreST. PETERSBURG Air Force Reserve Airmen Jenay and Jenel Yore recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. They are the daughters of Yvette Taylor of St. Petersburg and granddaughter of Delores Jackson of Brooksville. They are 2012 graduates of Nature Coast Technical High School, Brooksville.Chanel EdwardsST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Chanel Edwards recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Edwards is the daughter of Cheryl King of St. Petersburg. She is a 2013 graduate of Boca Ciega High School, Gulfport.Ballad BurroughsOLDSMAR Air Force Airman Ballad Burroughs recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Burroughs is the daughter of Robert Burroughs of New Haven, Connecticut, and Anna L. Burroughs of Oldsmar. She is granddaughter of Olga and Pedro Vazquez of Odessa, and sister of Gregory Fletcher of Tampa. She is a 2013 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. She earned an associates degree in 2014 from Florida International University in Miami.Logan HernandezSAFETY HARBOR Air Force Airman Logan Hernandez recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hernandez is the son of Julie and stepson of Dan Rizzuto of Safety Harbor. He is a 2013 graduate of Countryside High School, Clearwater. Devin Rath Travis Sly KaAndra Maxwell Jeremy Chavez Jenel Yore Jenay Yore Logan Hernandez Chanel Edwards Ballad Burroughs
ST. PETERSBURG The Eckerd College Concert Choir will present its annual Mothers Day concert on Sunday, May 11, 3 p.m., at the Wireman Chapel on campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. This will be the last concert led by Eckerd choral music director Marion Smith, Ph.D., who is retiring after 27 years. The annual spring concert is titled Come Lets Be Merry and will feature Mozarts Coronation Mass in C, which the choir recently performed at Carnegie Hall with other groups from across the country. The Mozart piece and several other works will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra, many of whose members are in the Florida Orchestra. Spirituals, secular songs and a medley from Ragtime will round out the program. The concert will celebrate not only mothers and families but also Smith, who has contributed significantly to the cultural life of the community for nearly three decades. 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G G Maximum strength analgesic creme for temporary relief from: Joint and Muscle soreness Arthritis Back aches THG-13903 050814 DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 020614 011614Celebrating 33 Years of ProfessionalMac Perry, author and past Pinellas Horticulture Agent controls over 40 different Lawn Insects, plus Diseases, plus Weeds, plus your Shrubs and Trees sprayed. Sprayed every two months for $59 up to 5,000 sq. ft. Includes Fertilization. Free call-back.Household Pests Just $32 Flea Special $36ABOUT $7.50 A WEEK Marissa Baney, 10, of Clearwater displays her award at the Southeast Gifted Math meet. Marissa, a fourth-grader at Perkins Elementary, faced 40 talented kids from 10 different schools at the meet and won first place in the individual competition. She also won the cooperative contest along with three others she met at the event.Math whizAppreciate a teacher this weekThis week is teacher appreciation week. It is a time when we get to thank our childrens educators for all they do for our kids. They play such an important part of our childs life. I am so thankful for the teachers I had while going to school. For the most part, I had wonderful teachers who helped me become the person I am today. My daughters, who are now in second and fourth grade, also have had fantastic teachers so far during their first few years of school. My girls love going to school, and it has a lot to do with their teachers. Both my daughters have had teachers that are very caring and nice. When you think about it, elementary school teachers spend almost as much time as we do as parents with our children during the week. And todays teachers have so much on their plate. They have to be more than teachers. Because of todays society and the homelife of a lot of kids, teachers have had to take on an even bigger role in a childs life. Some of todays educators are the only positive influence a child has. Teachers today are role models and play a big impact in our childs life. Recently, I was asked to attend an awards ceremony for fifty middle and high school students who turned their lives around. It was called Pinellas Countys Turnaround Achievement Awards. The Krauss family, who own the Seminole Lanes bowling alley, hosted the event. This awards ceremony captured the essence of just how important an educator can be. A lot of these students lives were changed because of teachers who took time and cared about a student who may have been going in the wrong direction. Some of the students were in trouble all the time, some were making terrible grades and some were missing a lot of school. Because a teacher or coach took an interest and let them know they truly cared about them, these students lives were changed. The stories I heard that day were incredible and brought tears to my eyes. During the ceremony, the educator gave you a glimpse of how the student was and how they changed. The student, in turn, thanked the person who made a difference in their life. Some of these students were going nowhere fast and now they have scholarships to universities. It is important to thank those who make a difference in our childs lives. So I thank all of our educators. You deserve this week of appreciation and continued appreciation throughout the year.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamily Fun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs School notesEckerd ranked among top Green CollegesST. PETERSBURG Eckerd College recently was ranked by Princeton Review as one of the top green colleges in the country. It is the fourth time Eckerd has been included in the fifth annual guide. The Princeton Reviews Guide to 332 Green Colleges profiles institutions in the United States and Canada, which demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. The guide bills itself as the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges. The guide is available through a free download online at www.princetonreview.com/green_ guide_download.aspx. Robert Franek, The Princeton Review Senior VP/Publisher, noted the growing interest among students in attending green colleges. Among 9,955 college applicants The Princeton Review surveyed in 2013 for its College Hopes & Worries Survey, 62 percent said having information about a colleges commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend a school. The rankings were based on scores for 832 colleges this year, based on data collected last year in surveys of schools concerning their sustainability-related practices, policies and academic offerings.Students named to deans listSeveral local students were named to the deans list for fall semester 2013 at Columbia College Chicago. The following Pinellas students made the list: Vin Rah, a computer animation major from Redington Shores Dylan Barlowe, a theater major from Seminole To be named to the deans list at Columbia College Chicago, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade-point average or above for that semester.Mayor recognizes outstanding schoolsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman congratulated 17 St. Petersburg-area public schools and 103 newlysigned Take Stock in Children scholars at the 2014 St. Petes Promise Scholarship and Awards Celebration. He was joined in the celebration at the St. Petersburg Coliseum by Michael Grego, Pinellas County Schools superintendent; Jim Myers, Pinellas Education Foundation chairman; and members of the St. Petersburg City Council and other community leaders. The Pinellas Education Foundations Take Stock in Children Program provides Florida Prepaid College Scholarships to Pinellas County public school students from low-income families, in exchange for their pledge to stay in school, keep their grades up, stay away from negative influences, and meet regularly with an adult mentor. The scholarships awarded today are valued at more than $1.4 million which includes contributions by city of St. Petersburg employees, the Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg, HSN, the Junior League of St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Education Foundation, and many others. In addition to the students awarded scholarships, Kriseman recognized the 13 St. Petersburgarea public schools that received A grades during the 2012-13 school year as well as the four additional schools that improved their school grades. The sun shines on our city as we celebrate whats great about our schools, our teachers, and our students, said Kriseman. Progressive and high-performing schools mean excited, challenged, and engaged students who form the foundation of a great community.Kindergarten roundup setTARPON SPRINGS Pinellas County Schools will offer Kindergarten Roundup, a free informational open house event to assist families with registration, on Thursday, May 15, 3 to 7 p.m., at the Citizens Alliance for Progress in the Union Academy Family Center, 401 East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Pinellas County Schools staff will be on hand to help families understand what to expect from kindergarten, locate their zoned school, secure a PCS Portal User ID and password, make a kindergarten reservation and find out what documents are required for kindergarten registration. Kindergarten registration for Pinellas County Schools is underway. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014, to attend kindergarten. The district is urging parents to register their children by June 4. For information about kindergarten registration and a list of locations offering free school physicals for uninsured residents, visit www.pcsb.org/new.Summer Bridge registration underwayThe online registration period is open for Pinellas County Schools Summer Bridge extended learning programs. Most programs for elementary, middle and high school students will run Monday through Thursday, June 17 to July 24. Summer Bridge extended learning programs are aimed at preventing learning losses and preparing students for the next grade level. The latest information about Summer Bridge can be found at the districts Summer Bridge website, www.pcsb.org/summerbridge. Parents of eligible students can register at reservation.pcsb.org. The district is urging parents to register soon to ensure seats for their children. For information about the registration process, call 588-6210.STEM expo scheduled for May 10 at USFSPThe Pinellas County School District will host its first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo for elementary and middle school students on Saturday, May 10, at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. The event will showcase more than 150 STEM projects and educational vendors, demonstrating how business partners support Eckerd choral music director Marion Smith, Ph.D., is retiring after 27 years.STEM initiatives in the classroom. In addition to the students STEM displays, families and students will be able to tour the USFSP campus to see college life first-hand while attending the expo. Free parking will be available.Melrose Elementary benefits from grantST. PETERSBURG Melrose Elementary School recently received a $5,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for Americas Libraries. One of only 219 schools nationwide to be awarded this year, Melrose is the only school in Pinellas to receive the grant. The school will use the funds to expand, update and diversify its library book and magazine collection. The Laura Bush Foundation for Americas Libraries was founded in 2002 to support the education of the nations children by providing funds to update, extend and diversify the book and print collections of Americas school libraries.Smith to lead final choral concertsupporters of the Eckerd music program will be on hand to express their appreciation to Marion. For information, call 864-7979. Foster parents neededEckerd Community Alternatives is seeking residents willing to take in foster children to meet a growing need for homes. There are more than 1,000 children in licensed foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties, but only 300 foster homes to care for them. These children have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The problem is made worse because of the local prescription drug epidemic. For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call the Eckerd Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.
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Ft.Pat CalhoonSmith & Associates 2 bedroom, 2 bath with sunken living room, balcony, screened patio and updated kitchen.Carolanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates Everything your looking for. Updated first floor condo, very private, views of East Bay Golf Course. 1,450 Sq. Ft. Tasteful landscaping and beautiful paver patio,Maureen CitarellaRealty Executives Adamo & Associates Spacious home with caged pool. Split floor plan, fireplace, remodeled kitchen w/granite counter tops, double wall oven, and storage galore. Buyers One Year Home Warranty included.Charmaine MartinezBerkshire Hathaway Florida Properties Group050814 4BR/3BA/2CG Clearwater $233,000 Redington Beach Bungalow $229,900 2/2/1 Close to Beach. Large Lot 16026 Redington Drive Short Sale4BR/2BA/2CG Seminole 1,900 Sq. Ft. pool home under $250,000 Call Tom! 050814 Healthy Families moves to Pinellas ParkPINELLAS PARK The Healthy Families program in mid-Pinellas has relocated to the Pinellas Park location of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County to provide integrated services to its clients. The program had been in leased space at 8800 49th St. N., but is now in the same building as the Pinellas Park DOH-Pinellas location at 6350 76th Ave. N., two blocks north of Park Boulevard and just east of 66th Street North. The Healthy Families number is 549-6633. Healthy Families is an intensive home visiting and family support program that has been in operation since 1992. It serves families countywide with 12 home visiting teams. The program focuses on preventing child abuse before it starts by working with families from pregnancy until the child is linked to the school system. The staff has Family Support Workers who visit homes to provide parenting education and support to families at risk of child abuse and neglect. The Pinellas Park site is the largest Healthy Families single site in the nation and serves more than 1,500 families each year. For more information, visit www.PinellasHealth.com. Photo by JEANNIE CARLSONAs part of Earth Day on April 22, North Redington Beach Mayor Bill Queen teamed up with others to rid the beach behind the DoubleTree Beach Resort of cigarette butts during an event called Kicking Butts off the Beach. Terry Graber, left, presents Richard Bauer with a check for $5,000 for the collection and recycling of cigarette butts from the beach behind the DoubleTree Beach Resort. The funds come from a Travel With Purpose action grant to promote the recycling of used cigarette filters into usable plastic. One of the designated cigarette butt collection containers will be located at the North Redington Beach town hall.Kicking butts Industry updatesPinecrest to host caregivers programLARGO Moment to Moment will be presented Wednesday, May 14, 9 a.m., at Pinecrest Place, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. Designed for caregivers and family members of those dealing with dementia, the program offers support, information and guidance on the path to finding successful solutions for their loved ones. The speaker will be Carol White, dementia care expert with Brookdale Senior Living. Topics will include what to expect as the disease progresses, what challenges lay ahead, communication skills and personality changes and how to deal with their impact on the family. For information, call Sue Osborne at 581-8142 or email sue.osborne @brookdaleliving.com.Northside Hospital wins awardST. PETERSBURG Northside Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Northside Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Northside Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps us achieve that goal, said Dia Nichols, president and CEO of Northside Hospital. With this award, our hospital demonstrates our commitment to ensure that our patients receive care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines. We are pleased to recognize Northside Hospital for their commitment and dedication to stroke care, said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care. Get With The Guidelines Stroke also helps Northside Hospitals staff implement prevention measures, which include educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly. Hospitals can make customized patient education materials available upon discharge, based on the patients individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format in either English or Spanish.Services limited at DOH-Pinellas on May 8The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will have limited services on Thursday, May 8, due to its annual mandatory staff training. All health department locations will be affected. Normal hours and services resume on Friday, May 9. For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com.Walk For Life fundraiser setThe annual Walk For Life will be Saturday, May 10, at various locations in Pinellas. The two-mile fundraising walk that celebrates life is the most successful walk of its kind in the nation. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the walk at 9 a.m. The life-saving, life-changing event will be presented at the following locations: Countryside Christian Center in Clearwater First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo North Shore Park in St. Petersburg Walkers can drop off pledge forms at their walk site or register online to raise pledges at iwalkforlife.com. Proceeds raised benefit the ministries of New Life Solutions including the Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County. The Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County is dedicated to providing a full range of free services to women families and teens such as life coaching, pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, STD testing, baby items and classes. Walk For Life is an event that brings together families, friends, communities and churches to celebrate life. Pledge-raising walkers collect one-time donations, and receive Walk For Life merchandise as an incentive for raising pledges. Top walkers who raise $1,200 or more are invited to attend Sols Life-Saver Dinner Club, an elegant dinner hosted by Sol Pitchon, president/CEO of New Life Solutions.Physician receives immunization award ST. PETERSBURG The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Dr. David Berman, pediatric infectious disease specialist at All Childrens Hospital, the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for the state of Florida. The CDC recognized Berman as a champion for Florida because of his immunization leadership in the community, solutions to immunization challenges as well as his advocacy with legislators regarding the importance of childhood immunization. Through a vaccine hesitancy educational grant, Berman helped teach physicians and the community about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. He is the co-founder of the Pinellas Immunization Team for Community Health, a community-based initiative to improve immunization rates for children under 2. Since the formation of PITCH, overall immunization rates in Pinellas County have increased nearly 10 percentage points. In addition to his work in Pinellas County, Berman also conducted a national survey on pediatricians vaccine safety concerns to better understand physician attitudes and has presented these findings at professional meetings. He is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Vaccine Advocacy Committee. Berman along with PITCH and Meningitis Angels, recently travelled to Tallahassee to educate legislators about the importance of immunizations.Wellness fair set at Edward WhiteST. PETERSBURG Edward White Hospital will host a community health and wellness fair on Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot and auditorium of the Edward White Hospital Medical Arts Building, 2299 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The fair will address the health and medical needs of the community. Free health screenings, exercise and cooking demonstrations and a variety of health and wellness information will be available to attendees. Vendors present will include the Mr. Strong Foundation and American Heart Association. The event will feature activities for the entire family, including healthy snacks, live music, a bounce house and childrens activities. The event is free and open to the publicMorton Plant Mease plans health seminarsCLEARWATER Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in June focusing on prostate health, hearing loss and memory and sleep. The monthly seminars are free and are presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. Following is a list of program scheduled for June: Mens General and Prostate Health June 4, 12:30 p.m., at YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater. Webb McCanse, M.D., will discuss general mens health concerns and offer tips and facts about prostate cancer. Coping with Hearing Loss June 18, noon, at Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. An audiologist will discuss various strategies for dealing with hearing loss. Memory and Sleep June 18, 6 p.m., at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Neurologist Diana Pollock, M.D., will explain how the brain processes information and forms memories during sleep, and how being sleepdeprived impacts both memory and overall health. To preregister for a health seminar, call 953-6877, or visit www.Bay CareEvents.org.Help for Caregivers program setPINELLAS PARK Linda Burhans will offer Help for Caregivers Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8101 Park Blvd. Cost is $14 which includes dinner. Reservations are required by May 11. Call 403-2445. Sponsored by the America Business Womens Association, Burhans, a caregiver advocate, is an expert on different support agencies and organizations available locally for caregivers.Northside celebrates 4-year milestoneST. PETERSBURG Northside Hospital is celebrating the absence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in patients for the past 48 months. Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, can be fatal if given the opportunity to develop, leading to infection that can spread to the muscle, bone and blood stream. By implementing wound consults, which are generated automatically from nursing documentation upon admission, the hospital is able to monitor and document patients to ensure that they are moved frequently and that any early signs of an already present pressure ulcer are addressed by the patient care team. We would like to recognize zero hospital-acquired pressure ulcers as a team effort, said Wendy Lincoln, R.N., in a press release. Lincoln is chief nursing officer at Northside Hospital. Our wound care director, Kathy Jordan, works diligently with nursing and physicians to reduce patient risk for developing bedsores. Our achievement shows that Northside is committed to the safety of our patients and utilizes the proper mechanisms for process improvement and communication.Clearwater recognized for healthy weightCLEARWATER The city of Clearwater was officially recognized by the Florida Department of Health as a Healthy Weight Community Champion on April 16. Clearwater is one of 37 jurisdictions from around the state that earned the designation by promoting healthy food, beverages, and physical activity environments for its residents. Walmart stores plan blood driveParticipating Walmart stores will host a blood drive on Monday, May 12, 1 to 7 p.m. All donors will enjoy a $10 Walmart gift card. Bloodmobiles will be located at these Walmart stores: 23106 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater 2677 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater 8001 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park 3993 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg 3501 34th St. S., St. Petersburg 3801 Tampa Road, Oldsmar 1111 Missouri Ave., Largo 201 34th St. N., St. Petersburg In addition, all donors receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.
Outdoors 17A Leader, May 8, 2014 Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. 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Seidl, M.D.2770 East Bay Drive, Largo 727-530-1425 1109 US 19N., Holiday 727-934-5705www.lazenbyeyecare.com EYE CARE CENTER THE EYECAREPROFESSIONALSEyecare ... Personal ... Professional 010214 Rising temperatures should increase actionSummer-like weather over the past week has pushed our water temperatures up to about what they should be for this time of year. The warmer water should hopefully accelerate the baitfish migration to the area. Thus far this spring season has been pretty light on bait. Those willing to get up early have had success filling the live well with scaled sardines. However, once the sun comes up, cast-netting live bait has been tough to say the least. The best kingfish action remains in 30 to 50 foot of water. Artificial reefs in this depth are key places to target, as well as near shore hardbottom areas as shallow as 20 foot. Trolling either live blue runners or silver spoons behind a number 2 planer has been working well. Most of the fish have been in the 10-pound range, with fish up to 20 pounds being fairly common. The redfish has dominated the inshore scene. Big high tides brought on by this last moon phase allowed anglers to target reds along the mangroves for extended periods of time. Warmer water has prompted the reds to feed much better than a couple of weeks ago, and having a well full of scaled sardines doesnt hurt, either. Target the points along the mangrove shorelines. These small points will usually have an oyster bar around them and when the tide is high, the reds like to sit right on top of the oyster. Pier anglers fishing the De Soto piers and the Skyway piers are catching plenty of pompano. Catch these tasty critters by bouncing Crazy jigs off the bottom. Early mornings have provided the best action. Expect plenty of Spanish mackerel to be hanging around the piers as well. Cast Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or live threadfins.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Basic steps to prepare for a boating tripAs the waters in the Tampa Bay area and offshore warm, fishing begins to kick into high gear, and often this includes boating both inshore and offshore. It is crucial to remember that waters anywhere, especially in Tampa Bay, around the Sunshine Skyway and offshore, can not only pose a threat but can be extremely dangerous. Every year, Tampa Bay and the waters offshore in the Gulf claim the lives of boaters who naively believed it cant happen to me. Respecting the sea is imperative for safety and survival. The following is a list of the basic things boaters need to be aware of to operate safely. 1. Pay attention to the weather. As serious as bad weather can be on land, it will usually be more dangerous if you are on the water. High winds, lightening, and heavy seas, among many other things can develop rapidly and threaten your life and those of all on board a boat. You need not only respect the sea, but also respect the weather. Check your marine weather radio and local newscasts every time before you take your boat out. 2. If you go offshore, get an EPIRB or PLB. An emergency position emergency radio beacon or personal locator beacon may easily save your life. They are available online and at most local boating equipment stores. They can range in cost from about $150 to well over $1,000 depending on how much you wish to spend, but no matter what the cost, offshore boaters cant afford to be without one. They can literally mean the difference between life and death on the sea. Some EPIRBs and PLBs activate automatically and can provide the Coast Guard with an almost instantaneous readout of your exact location. In the best of conditions, people in the water can be difficult for rescuers to see, and in heavy seas they can be almost impossible to locate, unless you have an EPIRB or a PLB. 3. File a float plan. This is a lot simpler than it sounds and basically is letting someone you know what your plans are and how to contact you. You can download and print out the U.S. Coast Guard approved float plan at www.floatplancentral.org. You can complete all of the basic information on the form before you print it and then simply write in the information on your individual boating trips. In addition, the download contains a boating emergency guide. 4. Learn basic boating and safety skills. While experienced and trained boaters can and do make mistakes, I am astonished at the incompetence of many people at the helm of a boat. Unless you have the knowledge and skill to handle a boat and any of the hundreds of things that can go wrong, it can and often does lead to unnecessary property damage, injury and often the loss of life. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a course entitled boating skills and seamanship in many areas around Tampa Bay. For more information or to register for the free course please send an email to email@example.com or call 898-1324 and you will be advised of the nearest Boating Skills and Seamanship Course. Just do it. If you follow this information it may save your life and/or those of your family and friends. Enough said.Loren D. Reuter serves as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Au xiliary, Flotilla 7-2 St. Petersburg. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Safe boatingLoren Reuter Red snapper season setThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has set a 52-day season for the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters. The season will start Saturday, May 24 and remain open through Monday, July 14. According to the FWC, starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day will provide recreational red snapper fishing through an important holiday weekend, helping attract more visitors and bringing economic benefits to our coastal communities. The federal season is currently projected to be 11 days long, starting June 1 and continuing through June 11. This season is subject to change depending on projections by NOAA Fisheries for when the recreational red snapper quota may be caught. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end, out to about 200 nautical miles. The daily bag limit will remain two per person in state and federal waters. To learn more about this agenda item, visit MyFWC.com/Commis sion and click on Commission Meetings. To learn more about recreational red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Snapper. Boating safety class setGULFPORT The All About Public Boating Safety Class will be presented Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the USCG Auxiliary Training Center, 3120 Miriam St. S. Cost is $40 per student. The student keeps all books and handout materials. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate, a wallet card and a bobber card from the state of Florida. For information or reservations, call 399-7986. Visit www.TBNweekly.com Gardening briefsCommission eyes fish data reporting systemThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has moved forward with a proposal to create a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System that would help improve recreational reef fish data collection in Florida Gulf waters. This new system would help determine how many anglers are targeting reef fish in the Gulf. A sample of these anglers would be surveyed to provide more accurate catch and effort data for reef fish trips. The proposal will be brought back before the Commission at its June meeting in Fort Myers for a final public hearing. If approved, private recreational anglers fishing from a boat in Gulf state waters (excluding Monroe County), including those 65 and older, would be required to take part in the Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System to harvest or possess any of the following reef fish: red and vermilion snapper; gag, black and red grouper; gray triggerfish; greater and lesser amberjack; banded rudderfish; and almaco jack. Anglers, captain and crew aboard for-hire vessels would not be required to partake in the data collection system because they already have their own survey. Anglers under 16 and those fishing from a boat with a vessel recreational fishing license would also be exempt. This would be a no-cost program, due to a five-year National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf restoration grant. The commission directed staff to include language for a five-year sunset clause so that when the grant funding ends, the program would be evaluated and reconsidered. If the Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System is approved at the June meeting, data reporting would be required by April 1, 2015. Anglers would be able to enroll and encouraged to sign up when they renew their fishing licenses. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Commission and Commission Meetings.Extension to host garden toursLARGO Vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be presented Friday, May 9, 9 a.m. to noon, at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Participants will learn about growing food and examine an eyecatching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers. Participants can wander the brick paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings while learning how the plants can be used in the home. Guests also will discover the tropical fruits that do well in Floridas climate and view a diversity of plantings, including ground cover and trees that can be used when designing landscapes. The free tours are limited to adult groups of four to 10 people. Registration is required. Call 582-2109 or visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/5280496106/eorg.Extension to host garden toursLARGO Vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be presented Friday, May 23, 9 a.m. to noon, at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Participants will learn about growing food and examine an eyecatching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers. Participants can wander the brick paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean, Asian and beverage plantings while learning how the plants can be used in the home. Guests also will discover the tropical fruits that do well in Floridas climate and view a diversity of plantings, including ground cover and trees that can be used when designing landscapes. The free tours are limited to adult groups of four to 10 people. Registration is required. Call 582-2109 or visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/5280496106/eorg.Library to host Florida-friendly landscaping programPALM HARBOR A program on Florida-friendly landscaping will be offered Thursday, May 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The program will cover 10 easy steps to a creating Florida-friendly landscape. Attendees will learn how to implement simple design ideas and to create a low cost and low care landscape that is diverse and pleasing. Doris Heitzmann, the Florida Friendly Landscaping community outreach coordinator, will discuss insights to innovative plant selection, use of versatile landscaping materials, ways to invite wildlife into the garden and how to make the best use of rainwater. Registration is required. Visit pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu.Master Gardener Clinic setPALM HARBOR A Master Gardener Clinic will be presented Wednesday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The program is designed for residents looking for solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn and landscape care. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.Gesneriad Society to meetTAMPA The Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society will meet Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m., at the offices of Dr. Robert Martinez, 402 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. The meeting is open to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about gesneriads, one of the most interesting and beautiful horticultural subjects. Gesneriads include such popular plants as the African violet, episcia, gloxinia and lipstick plant. This months program will be hybridizing for beginners. Nationally recognized hybridizer and flower show judge Thad Scaggs will present the program. Scaggs began growing African violets in the s. He registered his first hybrid African Violet Mothers Love in 2002. Since then he has developed several dozen named hybrids in over eight genera and four intergeneric crosses. In addition to the program there will be a plant show and tell, plant raffle and business meeting. For information, email Charles Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.Wildflower Garden Club to meetTARPON SPRINGS The Wildflower Garden Club will meet Saturday, May 31, 8 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road. Participants will join the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve to get gardening hands dirty in the preserves wildflower garden. Attendees should bring garden gloves and hat. Morning snacks are usually provided. There is no cost to participate. Registration is required. Call 4536800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. African Violet Society to meetSEFFNER The Tampa African Violet Society will meet Friday, May 16, 10 a.m., in the public meeting room at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner. Award-winning guest speaker Christel Collier will present the program Growing for Show. The meeting will include a plant raffle and growing tips will be offered. Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. For information, call Mary Lou Harden at 813-924-2686 or Mina Menish at 813-681-1910. CLEARWATER The Eagle Day Festival will be presented Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. This years theme is Soaring With The Eagles. Guests will meet Wish, Penelope, and the other birds living at the facility and learn why they cannot be released into the wild. A miniature three-dimensional diagram of a wild bald eagle habitat created by the Clearwater Bonsai Group will be on display along with other environmental exhibits. There will be childrens arts and crafts, musical entertainment, food for purchase and free beverages. The evening will end with a drum circle around a campfire. The month of May brings about many changes to Moccasin Lake Nature Park. As of May 1, the park no longer charges a $3 general admission fee. Several park renovations are being completed, more are scheduled for next year and a potential grant could bring even more improvements to the park. During the Eagle Day Festival, the community will formally be introduced to Wish and Penelope, two injured and non-releasable bald eagles living at the park. The park is currently undergoing a $100,000 renovation that includes a new pier and improvements to the parks trails, teach meadow and boardwalks. Next year, $400,000 for capital improvement projects will be made to the park. And, the city of Clearwater has submitted a $200,000 grant application for additional park improvements including renovation of the interpretive center, restrooms, picnic facilities, parking and landscaping. The park will be open and free to the general public Thursdays through Saturdays. It will be closed to walk-ins Sundays through Wednesdays, however groups may request private tours and programs through reservations by calling 793-2976. Moccasin to host Eagle Day Festival
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LARGO Boasting seasoned metal veterans with imposing credentials, it would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup. The power trio is out to prove its much more than a run-of-the-mill supergroup. The Winery Dogs hit the stage Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The Winery Dogs features Richie Kotzen on vocals and guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and vocals and Mike Portnoy on drums and vocals. Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big; Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others; and Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. The talented rock band downplays the supergroup label many assigned to them when they formed in 2012. In their view, supergroups tend to be short-lived entities composed of gifted players that jam out for little while and then quickly record with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. Moreover, theyre often the sum of their collective parts. Thats not the case with The Winery Dogs, a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio whose music is influenced by classic rock icons such as Led Zeppelin, Cream and Jimi Hendrix, as well as modern rockers such as Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Lenny Kravitz. The groups self-titled 2013 debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands. The music transcends any of the styles the individual artists are best known for. We all have our own distinct voicings and styles, but we also have a common ground of music we grew up listening to, said Kotzen in a press release provided by Paradise Artists. What makes the band so special is that somehow, in our collaboration, none of us lost our identity. We all sound like who we are yet we make music that is fresh and exciting and sounds like a new band. Theres a natural chemistry that came together; its one of those things thats meant to be. The glam-metal band Poison features prominently in Kotzens rsum: He joined the outfit in 1991 at age 21, performing on and contributing material to the album Native Tongue. He co-wrote Stand and Until You Suffer Some (Fire & Ice), two top 20 singles, and stayed with the band through 1993. In 1999, he joined Mr. Big. I like the fact that everybody comes from a different background, though there are similarities to them, said Sheehan. We have is a real special bond that wouldnt happen if we were all into exactly the same things. We brought disparate elements together and made them into a unified band. Sheehan has been performing professionally since the 1970s whenWinery DogsPower trio made up of veteran rockers to perform at Largo Cultural Center Photos courtesy of PARADISE ARTISTSFrom left, Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy, performing as The Winery Dogs, visit Largo Cultural Center May 15. he formed the power trio Talas with Dave Constantino and Paul Varga. Talas opened a string of shows for Van Halen in 1980. Not long after, Sheehan left Talas to join David Lee Roths solo band. Debut albumThe Winery Dogs released their self-titled album in 2013, showcasing 13 tracks that groove and swing without sacrificing any of the grit that makes great hard rock so inspiring. The opening song, Elevate, starts with a bang, as slamming drums The Winery Dogs features, from left, Richie Kotzen on vocals and guitar, Mike Portnoy on drums and vocals and Billy Sheehan on bass and vocals. 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Dr. Uddin is board certified in Internal Medicine, Quality Management & HolisticMedicine.Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Quality Management & Holistic Medicine All American Family &Geriatric Care727.490.9096Dr. Syeda Rizvi Welcomes Dr. Mairaj UddinBoard Certified in Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine EKG Vaccines Blood Work In Office Minor Surgeries Coumadin Clinic Diabetes, HTN, COPD & Chronic Disease Management Trigger/Joint Injections Medical Weight Loss Anxiety, Depression & Alcohol Dependence Annual Physicals/Well-Woman Exams Skin Cancer Screening & Treatment Acute Infection Management Osteoporosis Management Cigna Simply Tri-Care Aetna Wellcare Freedom Coventry Optimum Blue Cross Humana PPOACCEPTING MOST INSURANCE MORE TO COME Combines Traditional Medicine with Holistic TreatmentSyeda Rizvi, M.D. Mairaj Uddin, M.D. Call to Meet the Doctors and Tour Our Office Accepting NEW PATIENTS Always Seen By A Physician!Walk-Ins Welcome 24 Hours On-Call Service Same Day Appointments Dr. Rizvi is pleased to Welcome New Patients at her Seminole and New Dunedin Locations. Dr. Rizvi and Dr. Uddin focus on combining traditional medicine with holistic tr eatment t o maximize patient health care and nutrition. They are passionate about healthcare and educating patients about their medical needs. Dr. Rizvi has privileges at Morton Plant & Mease Hospitals, Largo Medical Center, St. Petersburg General Hospital, etc. 9677 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 646 Virginia St., Suite 201 Dunedin, FL 34698042414 United/AARP See TRIO, page 4B Top five diversions Guys and Dolls, with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; May 8-25, 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 www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Cookin with Gus, by Jim Brochu, May 8 through July 13, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Evening performances are presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are presented Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 which includes dinner and show. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. The 13th annual John Levique Pirate Days, Friday through Sunday, May 9-11, at Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach. This years event will celebrate more than a decade of decadence while preparing its residents for hurricane season. The event celebrates Leveques discovery of the Johns Pass waterway following the Great Gale of 1848. The Johns Pass Village Association will host a variety of events throughout the weekend including a pirates ball, pirate sea battle and boat parade, a family treasure hunt, adults and childrens costume contests, a pub-crawl and more. The event will also include various pirate themed merchandise, food and beverage vendors, along with an abundance of authentic performers. There will be giveaways, pirate themed musicians, comedy acts and other family friendly entertainment. Although admission to the event is free, there is a suggested donation of a buck-anear to be donated to charity. Organizers also will host a sunset Smoker on the Water event, sponsored by Hubbards Sea Adventure and Mad Beach Craft Brewery. The event will feature live entertainment by The Bawdy Boys and will depart Hubbards Marina promptly at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. This bawdy, adult only, hour and a half long adventure will include free beer or wine and two specialty cigars along with a sunset cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway of Johns Pass. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Visit www.JohnLeviquePirateDays.com. Art and Ale presented by the Rotary Club of IRB and sponsored by BarProducts.com and the Pinellas Education Foundation; Saturday, May 10, 6 to 10 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. Being auctioned are more than 150 original 5-inch by 7-inch works of art that have been donated by local area artists, including Beach Art Center, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Pinellas Park Art Society, University of Tampa Department of Art, FSU Department of Art and others. This years featured artist, Pamela Miles, will be on hand to display, discuss and sell her award-winning art. The art will be offered as a dollar auction. Visit the Art and Ale website, www.artandale.org. The auction portion of the event will close at 7:15 p.m. The remainder of the evening will allow everyone to socialize and gloat over their winnings. The evening also will feature craft beer, wine, food and live entertainment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from any Rotarian or at the door. Advance ticket purchases will qualify for a special, secondary art auction. All event proceeds will benefit the John J. Todia III Scholarship FundFor information, visit www.artandale.org or call Paul J. Burns at 595-4540. Chelsea Handler Friday, May 9, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $66.25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Handler will bring her 2014 Uganda Be Kidding Me Live Tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Car show, sock hop to benefit theater CLEARWATER A classic car show and sock hop will be presented Saturday, May 10, 4 to 8 p.m., at Country Harvest Restaurant, 1285 S. Missouri Ave. The event will feature special appearances by local celebrities, contests for best s or s costumes, trophies for top 10 cars, raffles, silent auction, music and food. There is a $10 registration fee for vehicles of all makes and models. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Venue Theatre relocation fund. For information, call 656-8525 or 422-8915.
2B Just for Fun Leader, May 8, 2014 Vertical Blinds Plantation Shutters Draperies Valances Shades service centerServing Our Neighbors for 32 Years! NationalWindow.comShowroom Open Monday Saturday8710 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 727-397-8770041014 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.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Wine holder 0 5. Bean counter, for short 0 8. Destiny 13. The A of ABM 14. Part man, part goat 15. Betelgeuses constellation 16. Favoring neither side in a dispute 18. Move, as a plant 19. Ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck 20. ___ to Billie Joe 22. ___ moment 23. Flying Down to ___ 24. Fertilizer ingredient 26. Anger, e.g. 27. Challenged someone to do something 29. Beg pardon ... 30. Big ___ Conference 31. Quark flavor 33. Outer covering of eyeball 36. Indiscriminate in selection 38. Dravidian language in central India 40. Madagascan prosimian primate 41. Tarzan extra 42. Antares, for one 44. Mountain summits 48. Birds beak 49. Embankment to prevent shore erosion 51. Sesame Street watcher 52. Trick taker, often 53. Infomercials, e.g. 54. Baton wielder 56. Kind of trip 58. Minnesotas capital (2 wds) 60. Clear, as a disk 61. ... or ___! 62. Bad marks 63. Tear with violent force 64. Undertake, with out 65. Comparative word Down 0 1. False rumor 0 2. Deficiency of red blood cells 0 3. Daze 0 4. Friends and neighbors 0 5. Cooked squid 0 6. Afghan monetary unit 0 7. Tom, Dick or Harry 0 8. M*A*S*H setting 0 9. ___ we having fun yet? 10. Retorts quickly 11. Sillier 12. Feeler 14. Kind of team 17. Obstructive driver 21. Chinese brunch with tea 25. V=IR, physics (2 wds) 28. Almond 32. Pleasingly entertained 34. Two of the same kind 35. Artificial bait 36. Lacking refinement 37. Potter 38. American songbird 39. Gourmet 43. Armor plates protecting the upper thighs 45. Hook up 46. Monetary unit of Czech Republic 47. Hot 49. Fills 50. Channel 55. Clash 57. Acid 59. A pint, maybeHoroscopesMay 8, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Passion ignites at home, and a weekend getaway is in order. Go someplace fun where you can cut loose, Capricorn. A measure is implemented at work.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Children take precedence this week. Focus on the youngsters in your life, Aquarius, and you will be amazed at what unfolds. Self-introspection leads to a discovery.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Tirades at home prove effective. The mess clears, along with the clutter. Additional training at work allows for a faster pace. Yahoo, Pisces!AriesMarch 21 April 19Projects abound and work begins to pile up. Longer hours could be in order, Aries, but not at the sacrifice of your health. A relative shares good news.TaurusApril 20 May 20Announcements are made at work and the rumors begin to fly. Steer clear of the hoopla, Taurus. Time will separate fact from fiction. A little package offers big relief.GeminiMay 21 June 21Waiting is not an option, Gemini. Make an appointment now. A frank discussion with a loved one leads them on the road to recovery. Good job.CancerJune 22 July 22Bold, brash decisions are called for this week. If you cant make them, Cancer, find someone who can. A craving at home is satisfied with ingenuity.LeoJuly 23 August 22Old habits die hard, Leo. Give it some time, lots of time. A memo makes an initiative crystal clear. Time to gather your team and supplies.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Theft is wrong on any level. Think twice about borrowing a young friends idea. Ask and give credit where due, Virgo. A card provokes laughter.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Misunderstandings result in chaos at home. Get to the bottom of the matter fast, Libra. A compromise is reached at work, thanks to your quick thinking.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Health improves with changes in diet and exercise. Go, Scorpio, go! A leap in faith with a friend proves worthwhile. Phone calls resume over the weekend.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Tag, youre it, Sagittarius. You overextend yourself once again, and sacrifices are in order. Look to a mentor to get you back on track. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Grease, with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, through May 11, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Here is Rydell Highs senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies in bobby socks and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head greaser Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their Summer Nights as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as Greased Lightnin, We Go Together, There Are Worse Things I Could Do and Youre the One That I Want recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals place Grease among the worlds most popular musicals. This production will feature James Grenelle as director and choreographer. Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 11-20, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Hair the Broadway musical live on stage is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features a long list of chart-topping hit songs such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. The themes and struggles in Hair, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to modern times. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. This production will feature Michael Newton-Brown as director and James Grenelle as choreographer.Clearwater Classic Albums Live: Dark Side; Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. This concert will feature the iconic songs from Dark Side of the Moon such as Breathe, On The Run, Time, Great Gig In The Sky and Money and the albums iconic title track will be performed followed by performances of additional hits from Pink Floyds song catalog. Anything but a cover band, like a symphony orchestra performing the works of Mozart, Classic Albums Live forgoes the gimmickry of costumes and impersonations, putting the music first. These world-class musicians tackle iconic music, concentrating solely on re-creating it as you remember it from the original recording. The attention to detail is staggering every sound from the album is re-created live on stage by world-class musicians assembled for each album presentation. As many musicians as it takes to faithfully re-create each recording are used for each album presentation, no matter how complex the album may be. The Fab Four A Tribute To The Beatles, Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m., at The Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. With their precise attention to detail, uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles songs, the Fab Four will make audiences think they are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. Theyll perform record-perfect live performances of such classics as Cant Buy Me Love, Yesterday, A Day In The Life, Twist And Shout, Here Comes The Sun and Hey Jude. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Ana Popovic Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Popovic, the hard-touring, guitar slinger, blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. Add to the mix her incredible stage presence, all of which makes her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music. Her sixth album Can You Stand The Heat released last year was a Pick Of The Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Popovic was born in Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia, and grew up in a warm and loving family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her fathers impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of 15. Since then, she has developed into a phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world. Popovic and her band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals around the world. Gladys Knight Thursday, May 15, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Multiple Grammy winner Gladys Knight returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for one night only. The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been on one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. This year Knight released her much-anticipated eighth solo album, Another Journey, featuring the hit I Who Have Nothing. The album also features the up-tempo track Settle, produced by Randy Jackson, with whom she previously collaborated with on her Grammy-winning album, At Last. Georgiaborn, Knight began performing professionally at the age of four. In 1959, she and her brother Bubba formed the group, The Pips and in 1960, the group debuted their first album. The group was renamed Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1962 and the classic lineup was in place. St. Petersburg The Mikado, through May 18, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Thursdays, 7 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com. Eric Davis, artistic director at freeFall, directs this exciting new staging of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic. The Mikado stars Patrick Ryan Sullivan as The Mikado of Japan, Larry Alexander as Pooh-Bah and Tampa Bays favorite actor/drag performer Matthew McGee as Katisha, the elderly lady. This masterpiece of silliness and satire will take audiences to a politically incorrect, fictional version of feudal Japan for an evening of tomfoolery and visual decadence. freeFalls production will be a mix of Kabuki theater, Vegas floor show and RuPauls Drag Race as a cast of nine men and a rocking band bring to life the series of sublimely ridiculous executions and weddings that make this perennial classic a must-see. The cast for The Mikado also features Dick Baker as Nanki-Poo, a Wandering Minstrel; Glenn Gover as Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of the Town of Titipu; Emanuel Carrero, Gavin Esham and Mark Vincent Mansilungan as, respectively, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo, sisters and Wards of Ko-Ko. Eric Davis and Scott Daniel have designed and constructed an array of costumes, wigs and properties that would make Bob Mackie emerald green with envy. Musical director Emi P. Stefanov leads the band and Nicholas J. White creates orchestrations. Regrets Only, by Paul Rudnick, through May 18, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students. Call 866-1973. Regrets Only is a hilariously intelligent comedy jam-packed with witty one-liners and devilish cattiness. Mixing conservative politics and gay marriage like a well stirred martini in the swank Manhattan home of socialites Jack and Tibby McCullough is funny enough but fueling it with the fabulous fashion designer Hank Hadley ensures no one will know where the party ends up. Wordier Than Thou, Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door. Call 895-6620 or visit www.studio620.org. Wordier Than Thou, a unique monthly open mic series, will spin yarns at Studio@620. Wordier Than Thou continues with its focus on storytelling no poetry or music. Writers are invited to come share their finest prose or, for those simply in the mood to listen can enjoy an opportunity to catch some tales from area wordsmiths. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and readings will begin around 7 p.m. A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed.Pinellas Park Movies in the Park Saturday, May 10, dusk, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Hosted by the Pinellas Park Firefighters, this monthly, family-friendly event helps raise funds for the Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks also are available for purchase. The Benevolent Fund is used to help victims and families in the community. For information, call 687-4494.South Pasadena Light and Lively, the final concert of the South Pasadena Community Bands 2013-14 season; Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m., at Galatea Garden, 7001 Sunset Drive, South Pasadena. The concert is free. The band will play a little Gershwin and a trombone feature to complement the light and lively music, according to a press release. Attendees may bring lawn chairs.
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A continuation of one of the worlds most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, familyfriendly return to the Oz franchise.NeighborsGenre: Comedy Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne Director: Nicholas Stoller Rated: R Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne join forces with director Nicholas Stoller for Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. By all appearances, new parents Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) are living the American dream, one complete with an adorable little girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe that they have a modicum of coolness left within them. This next phase of life is proving to be a challenge, as the reformed partyers struggle with the realities of entering an inevitable new stage: unapologetic adulthood. When Mac and Kelly discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders (Efron) they try to play along and make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frats parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf.Moms Night OutGenre: Comedy Cast: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins Director: Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin Rated: PG All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation a longneeded moms night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours what could go wrong? Moms Night Out is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.ChefGenre: Comedy Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. Director: Jon Favreau Rated: R When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out whats next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and zest for life and love.The DoubleGenre: Comedy, drama and thriller Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris ODowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts and Paddy Considine Director: Richard Ayoade Rated: R Simon James (Eisenberg) is a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization. He is overlooked by his boss (Wallace Shawn) and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah (Wasikowska), the lovely copy room girl he pines for. Undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns, it seems that his directionless life couldnt get any worse until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simons exact physical double and his opposite confident, charismatic and seductive with women. To Simons horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. Gods PocketGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Glenn Fleshler, Caleb Landry Jones and John Turturro Director: John Slattery Rated: R When Mickeys crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction accident, nobody in the working class neighborhood of Gods Pocket is sorry hes gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boys mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life and death struggle between a body he cant bury, a wife he cant please and a debt he cant pay.Palo AltoGenre: Drama Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Claudia Levy, Chris Messina and Val Kilmer Director: Gia Coppola Rated: R Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her singledad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Freds escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.Stage FrightGenre: Comedy, horror and musical Cast: Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf Director: Jerome Sable Rated: R Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mothers footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but shes stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition forOpening this weekend the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrorized by a bloodthirsty masked killer who despises musical theater. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the leftside menu. Photo courtesy of SUMMERTIME ENTERTAINMENTAbove, Dorothy and Toto are to be whisked back to Oz in Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return. At left, Jesse Eisenberg stars in The Double, a Magnolia Pictures release. Below, Jon Favreau, left, stars as Carl Casper and John Leguizamo as Martin in Chef, written and directed by Favreau.Photo by DEAN RODGERS/MAGNOLIA PICTURES Photo by MERRICK MORTON www.TBNweekly.com
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The push-pull dynamic illustrates how The Winery Dogs toy with established styles and turn them into something special, complete with Sheehans acrobatic bass fills and Kotzens rapidfire solos, which help The Winery Dogs blend in a way thats both instantly recognizable and utterly individual. Desire is slinkier and more sensual, starting with a lone staccato guitar, but rapidly morphing into a something more infectious than teenage mono, wah-wah guitars pumping along with throbbing bass rhythms and a sturdy backbeat. Before the song is over, The Winery Dogs have engaged in a full-scale workout of funk-inflected and blues-embellished hard rock, capped with the vocal I dont think that I can let go. When we were writing, wed get together and play and everything was really natural and automatic and fell together in a really cool way, Sheehan said. Some of the jams we did on the record are pretty spontaneous. Wed launch into them and let nature its course. Honestly, the hardest thing was deciding which songs were our favorites. Wed finish something and be totally happy with it. And then wed do the next song and go, No, man, thats our new favorite! It was a rare and beautiful thing. Sometimes birth is hard labor, but these songs just popped out. According to the band, The Winery Dogs is a labor of love written from the heart, revealing unexpected shades of melodic eclecticism and lyrical vulnerability. Kotzens vocals powerful vocals and extraordinary guitar playing is anchored by Sheehans expert bass lines, which root the songs and provide a lock-and-step foundation for Portnoy to play around. The band creates music that seesaws between primal simplicity and time-honored virtuosity. Its very exciting for me to be in a solid rock trio, Portnoy said in the press release. Stylistically, the bulk of my career has been spent playing progressive music, so this was an opportunity for me to do something that wasnt prog or metal. After a 25-year stint with the band he co-founded, Portnoy left Dream Theater in 2010. He enjoyed immense success with the prog-metal band, scoring 29 awards from Modern Drummer magazine. He is the second youngest person after Neil Peart of Rush to be inducted into Modern Drummers Hall of Fame. During his tenure with Dream Theater, he also worked on many side projects, including Transatlantic, a prog-rock supergroup featuring former Spocks Beard keyboardist/ vocalist Neal Morse, Flower Kings guitarist Roine Stolt and Marillion bassist Pete Trewavas. With The Winery Dogs, Portnoy enjoys the shift in musical style. Its more classic rock and, at the end of the day thats what I grew up with and thats the biggest influence in my life, he said. Im just at home playing on a small four-piece kit doing a simple John Bonham groove as I am playing complex tempos on a giant kit. And thats been a great breath of fresh air for me.Birth of the bandThe seeds of The Winery Dogs were planted in 2011 when Sheehan and Portnoy were working on music together with a different guitarist and songwriter. When their plans didnt gel, a mutual friend, That Metal Show host and consummate music fan, Eddie Trunk, suggested they contact Kotzen and see if he was interested in forming a band. We all thought that was a brilliant idea, Portnoy said in the press release. We were looking for that super gifted guitar player, singer and songwriter and thats Richie. The musicians got together in Kotzens rehearsal studio in January 2012 and the first day they jammed, they wrote three songs, including the album tracks One More Time, and Six Feet Deeper. A month later, they reconvened and wrote five more tunes. From there, it was just a matter of fulfilling other musical obligations before they could get together and start recording the album. At that point we were all gungho into it, Portnoy said. That summer we got together and we began recording in August 2012. Thats when the bulk of theBands will Rock the Kilt in Dunedin May 17 By TOM GERMONDDUNEDIN Several bands will take the stage Saturday, May 17, at a Highlander Park event in an effort to raise money for the Dunedin Highlander Bands trip to Scotland in June. The Highlander Band will perform along with Chris Jones & Stormbringer and other bands during Rock the Kilt, which also features food, raffles and Tampa Bay Bucs players. The master of ceremonies is ABC Action News Brendan McLaughlin. Admission is $5, which includes a free beverage soft drink, beer, wine, soda or water. Gates open at 1 p.m. The festival ends at 10 p.m. Chris Jones, who plays in a local band, will be the lead vocalist for Stormbringer at the event. The finale features the Highlander Band and Stormbringer playing hits from Journey, Led Zepplin, Queen, Chicago and other classic rock bands. Ten to 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including former tight end Jimmy Giles, will be signing autographs. Plans also call for a silent auction. One of the big attractions is Shaun Hopper. He just came off the road with B.B. King. Extremely talented, he said. A freestyle guitarist, Hoppers music encompasses a variety of genres, from alternative, folk classical, Celtic, rock, pop, jazz, blues and percussive-new age. Born and raised in Adel, Ga., Hopper began playing guitar at age 12. He started playing bass in several rock and country bands in 2002, touring the Southeast. In 2007, the Atlanta Journal Constitution awarded Hopper the title Best Musician on the Rise. Shaun Hoppers new album, The Wood & The Wire, will be released May 31 at The Capitol Theater in downtown Clearwater. After several shows with BB King & Tim Reynolds(Dave Matthews) he returns to the Capitol Theater. Hell be joined by Joe Smothers, Noel Bisesti, Matt Glisson & Jalon King. Killer line up of musicians! Jones, director of sales and marketing for Index Datafiles, started playing drums at 10 years old and had his own band at 11. He said he made a living in the late 1990s performing and enjoys getting gigs with his group called Soul Bender. I love it. Its a good way to burn off stress, he said. Stormbringer performs at corporate events, clubs and concerts, such as at Rib Fest and Taste of Pinellas. Stormbringer and its individual members have opened for many well-known acts, such as Yes, Grand Funk Railroad, Starship, Mr. Mister, the Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Kansas, Charlie Daniels, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The Dunedin Highlander Band is taking about 140 people to Scotland, including band members and chaperones, in conjunction with Dunedins sister city relationship with Stirling, Scotland, and the 700th anniversary of the battle of Bannockburn, a decisive battle in Scottish history. Photo courtesy of SHAUN HOPPERShaun Hopper, a freestyle guitarist, will perform at Rock the Kilt. TRIO, from page 1Brecording was done as well as the writing of the remaining six tracks. We reconvened in December to finish the vocals and the last touches of overdubbing and mixed it in January 2013. While many of the tracks on The Winery Dogs were written from beginning to end in the studio, others came out of song skeletons Kotzen had already written. I had some material lurking on a hard drive, and I played that for the guys and they connected with those and helped me develop them into complete songs. Then there was one, You Saved Me, that Mike had some lyrical and melodic ideas for and he ended up writing that. So the process was totally collaborative, no matter who made the first step. There were no egos involved. For Portnoy, much of the excitement lies in the uniquely chemical bond the three musicians have created. This is a band in the true sense of the word, he said. Its all about collaborating on every level, from the writing to the production, and thats what makes it more than a project. We were in the same room making music together. It wasnt one of those done by email kind of albums. From the uptempo blues-punk rhythms and flailing lead guitars of The Other Side to the spacewarped doom of Time Machine, to the boogie blues riffs of One More Time, The Winery Dogs conjure the best aspects of s and s rock with a modern flair. Equally experimental and infectious, their album is a milestone in a hard rock genre saturated with cookie-cutter bands afraid to stray beyond their proven formula. Were so proud of everything on this album, Sheehan said. The cost for the 10-day trip, which features the band giving more than a dozen performances, would be $2,300 per student, but with the fund-raising efforts, the cost is expected to be reduced to about $450 per traveler. The band departs for Scotland June 22. To contact the Band Boosters about the Scotland trip, to make a donation or inquire about sponsoring an event, email Steve Beaty, band booster president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(813)290-8700 35. Mobile Home Sales TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. 55+ MHP NEAR LARGO MALL 2BR/2BA, Large Florida Room, Screened Patio, A/C, W/D, Refrigerator, Stove. Pets Welcome! $4,500 OBO. (727)542-2188. Causeway Village Boca-Ceiga Bay 2BR/1.5BA, Doublewide, Furnished, 55+, Lanai, Carport, New A/C, Washer/Dryer. Tented 2013. Pet Friendly. $32K Pat (203)909-2722 95. Property Mgmt. 100. R.E. Wanted I BUY HOUSES!Any Condition, Cash Money, Lease With Option To Buy, Will Bring House Payment Current, Facing Foreclosure Okay. Mid-Am Properties, Inc. (727)565-7184 130. Cemetery LotsANONA PIONEER CEMETERY Inside Serenity Gardens. 2 Lots, Lot 68, Normally $4,500 Will Sell For $3,000. (727)510-7730, (678)513-1177. SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA 704 sq. ft. Elevator Building Only $28,900 1BR/1BA 874 sq. ft. Ground Floor, New A/C Laminate Floors. $44,900 Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com SEMINOLE GARDENS! See more units for sale at www.SeminoleGardens.org 2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft, GROUND FLOOR NO Age Restrictions SUNROOM & LAKE VIEW Nice! $43,900 LYNN EVANS, Realtor (727)542-4243 Lynn.Evans@Live.com BHHS Florida Properties Group FORVIEWINGCALLIMAPPREALTYGROUPJOHNDOLES, 727-510-3331 GLENWOOD ESTATES: 5 Star, 55+, Land Owned.$175/Mo. Maintenance No Flood Insurance Required!12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, Furn., $65,888. #18 2/2/2, Beautiful Lake Front, 2007 Jacobsen, $179,888. #28 2/2/2, $62,500. #127 2/2/2, Furn., Near Pool & Clubhouse, $74,888. #204 2/2/2, Furnished, $70,000. #192 2/2, 2 Sep. Driveways, New Kitchen, Flooring., A/C, Appliances, $1,465 SF, $73,888. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 050114 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. You Can Fax Your Ad:399-2042Include: Name, Address and Phone Number We Accept 145. Unfurnished Houses13202 Dorchester, Seminole Near Schools. 4BR/2BA/2CG, Family Room, Ceramic Floors, Fenced Yard. $1,600/Month +Security. (727)515-5481. CLEARWATER/ LARGO Roosevelt/US 19. 2BR/1BA, 916SF. Large Fenced Lawn, Private Parking. Dishwasher. $850/mo. Water/Trash Included. Security Based On Credit. (607)972-7556 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 608SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, Water View. $675/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEA TOWERS 1BR/1BA, 55+ Gated Community, Year Lease, Spectacular Waterveiw, No Pets, Non-Smoking, New Appliances. $900/Month (318)294-3531 BEAUTIFUL NEWLY REMODELED 1BR/1BA Condo, Treasure Island, across from Beach. Perfect for 1 Person or Couple. Gorgeous Garden w/Fountain, Free W/D on Property. Call Mike (405)417-5310. 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU 1BR/1BA, 55+, Gated Community, Newly Updated, Quiet, Clean. Resort Style Living. $750/Month. (727)385-7718. ACROSS FROM BAY PINES 1BR/1BA, 55+, Recently Updated, Pool, Workout Room, Clubhouse. $600/Month. (319)621-8904. CLEARWATER 2BR/1BA, 55+. Everything New, 2 Huge Walk-In Closets, Large Bedrooms, Pool, Clubhous, Elevator. Annual Lease, Condo Assoc. Approval Required, Background Check, Security Deposit. No Pets. $790/Mo. (727)804-0657. LIVE THE GOOD LIFE AT LONG BAYOU! 55+, 2BR/2BA, Florida Room, 1,100SF, 1st Floor, Corner Unit, Covered Parking. $875/Mo. Annual. (727)391-8089. WATERS EDGE, LARGO 55+, 2BR/2BA, Florida Room, Pool, Clubhouse, Elevator, Covered Parking, Great Location! Condo Association Approval Required, All Appliances Included, No Pets. $850/mo. Annual (727)237-1635 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $189/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts.AFFORDABLE LARGO 1BR $160/Wkly. Dunedin Room, $95/Wkly. Free Water, Electric. Wont Last! Call Or Click www.586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Deluxe, Furnished. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFSCall For Move-in Special: Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Nonsmoking Center Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. (727)510-9085 BELLEAIR GREENS APTS 2BR/2BA units on Biltmore Golf Course. Newly renovated. Across from police, rec center. (727)365-6821. LARGO, VERY CLOSE TO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. 2BR/1BA, $700/month, plus $700 Security. (727)280-5005. INDIAN SHORES 1/BR C/H/A, Includes E/W/S, Beach Access. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $1,000/Month. (727)599-5814, (727)623-4443. Owner/ Agent. EAST BAY-BELCHER 2BR/1BA Spacious, W/D Hook-Up. Small Fenced Yard. Close To Shopping. Screen Porch. $825/Mo. (727)530-0335 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH WEEKLY RENTALS Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs rates starting at $329/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com 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. 190. Waterfront RentalsBELLEAIR, LUXURY 2BR/2BA, 1,500SF, Directly On Intracoastal. Spectacular Setting w/Gated 24 Hr. Security, Pool, Covered Parking, W/D. No Pets, Nonsmoking. $1,575/Mo. Annual. Will Guarantee No Increase At Renewal. (727)420-1397. SAND KEY, SPACIOUS.1BR/1BA 1,100SF, Unfurnished, Pool Side, Newly Decorated. Annual Lease. $1,500/Month. (727)595-9424, (612)251-4888. 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. 210. Mobile Hm. 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Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. OFFICE/ STORAGE COMBO Storage/ Workshop. Various Sizes. Large Open Fenced Lot. 220 13th St. SW, Largo. Near Diagnostic Clinic. (727)584-6283. OFFICE SPACE 4,000SF 10 Offices With 1,400/SF Warehouse. 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Ron (727)560-3558 OFFICE WAREHOUSE 800/1,000/2,000/4,000/SF Available. 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, Ron (727)560-3558 315. PersonalsKIM, WE MET AT PUBLIX But My Daddy Forgot To Get Your Contact Info. Hes A Ditz. Call Me, Miss Gretchen (727)534-8930 355. AdoptionPREGNANT? 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 365. Dog TrainingBASIC OBEDIENCE TRAINING At Your Home. 35+ Yrs. Experience. 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Fax resume: (727)467-9097, E-mail: email@example.com SERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self-motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 SATURDAY ONLY Housekeeper At An Indian Shores Beach Resort. 2BR/2BA Condos. Experience a plus but not necessary. Please Call (727)595-3751 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. 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PT positions available. Includes evenings, weekends & holidays. Interested candidates can apply in person at: 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or fax resume to M. Kristall @ (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. BAIT HOUSE CASHIER, Weekday Nights, or Maintenance Part-Time. Retirees Welcome! Call Between 10am-3pm and Ask For Sue, (727)244-7550. LIGHT MAINTENANCE WORK Full-time, Treasure Island, Madeira and Seminole properties for yard care and building maintenance. No smoking. Fax resume (727)394-2727 REAL ESTATE SALES:Top Producing Realtor Seeks Buyers Agent To Earn Top Commissions. Busy Team Committed To Helping Each Other Succeed. Take A Brief Career Profile Assessment At Our Expense! Well Help You Identify Your Strengths & Build Your Career! Check Out: EarnRealEstateIncome.com Or Call Karen, (727)517-1751.
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Billed as the Soundtrack of Summer tour, Foreigner and Styx with special guest Don Felder will perform Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $85. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The addition of Don Felder to the Soundtrack of Summer tour means that the combined album sales of all three acts, as well as all the bands they were once members of, is well north of 200 million worldwide, said Styx guitarist/singer James JY Young in a press release issued by ABC Public Relations. Certainly by this yardstick, the Soundtrack of Summer has got to easily be in the Top 10 three-act concert tours to ever hit the road. Renegade Juke Box Heroes partying at the Hotel California will be your slammin soundtrack of a rockin hot summer! What more could you ask for after this crazy cold winter we are having? As longtime friends, were happy to join Styx and Don Felder for the ultimate soundtrack of summer, said Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. Our combined songs are some of Americas favorite summer anthems, and were excited to be bringing them to our fans across the country. This tour will have the best vocalists and guitarists on the road today, said Don Felder. The sheer volume of our combined catalogs is massive and should satisfy any rock n roll fan, and rock them until they cant walk out of the place. The Soundtrack of Summer kicks off May 16 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before making two stops in Texas. Then, its on to the Sunshine State for a performance at Clearwaters Ruth Eckerd Felder will hit the stage at 7 p.m. at every stop. Styx and Foreigner will alternate closing slots. According to the current schedule, Foreigner will close the show at Ruth Eckerd Hall.ForeignerWith 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and rolls most enduring anthems such as Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Say You Will, Dirty White Boy, Long, Long Way From Home, and the worldwide No. 1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 30 years into the game. Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, spent more than 20 weeks on Billboards Top 200 Albums chart in 2013. According to the bands biography provided by Paradigm Talent Agency, at Foreigners core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigners influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel. Founded in 1976, Foreigners debut album produced the hits Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice and Long, Long Way From Home. The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like Urgent, Juke Box Hero and Waiting For A Girl Like You. Those songs helped give Foreigners next album, , its impressive run at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of s sound, Foreigners fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible No. 1 global hit, I Want To Know What Love Is. This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song Waiting For A Girl Like You. A new level of energy commenced in 2002 when Jones decided to take Foreigner to the next level, according to the biography. He was joined by the astonishing Kelly Hansen on vocals, and continues as they lead the group in a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to long time foreigner fans and younger generations. With renewed energy and direction, Foreigner hit the Billboard charts again with the 2005 release of their live greatest hits album, Extended Versions. Cant Slow Down followed in 2009, and entered the Billboard chart in the Top 30, driven by two Top 20 radio singles, In Pieces and When It Comes To Love. To follow was the release of the bands cept album, 1981s Paradise Theater, which was loosely based on the rise and fall of a once-beautiful theater. Paradise Theater became Styxs biggest hit of their career, selling more than three million copies in a three-year period. The band became one of the U.S. top rock acts due to such big hit singles as Too Much Time on My Hands. It also marked the first time in history that a band released four consecutive triple-platinum albums. In 1984, Styx released a career-encompassing live album, Caught in the Act. Not long after that, the band went on hiatus, as the majority of its members pursued solo projects throughout the remainder of the decade. A greatest hits compilation led to a reunion tour in 1996. The tour proved to be a success and resulted in the release of Return to Paradise, a live album and video. Don FelderDon Felder is the former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. According to an artist biography provided by Paradigm Talent Agency, the bands record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (19711975) sold more than 29 million copies in the United States alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th century. Currently Felder and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. He originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles biggest hit the iconic smash Hotel California along with fan favorites like Victim of Love and Those Shoes. Felder is celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like Hotel California, One of These Nights and New Kid In Town. Hotel California was recently voted the No. 1 best 12string guitar song in the world by Guitar World magazine. After leaving the group in 2001, Felder also became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008 and went on to become a New York Times best seller. More recently, Felder has worked in both sessions and live performances with numerous music legends spanning the musical spectrum: The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and even old friend, Steven Stills. Felder recently re-released his critically acclaimed solo album Road to Forever as an extended edition including four additional songs. The new songs are Cant Stop Now, Southern Bound,She Runs Free and Sensuality. Road to Forever originally debuted on Billboards Heatseekers chart at No. 27. Girls In Black, the albums first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart while the second single, Wash Away, co-written by Felder and Styxs Tommy Shaw and featuring Shaws signature vocal sound, quickly jumped to No. 4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart. Felder wrote or co-wrote all the songs and performs guitar and lead vocals on the album, which boasts a long list of iconic guest performers such as David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro of Toto, Randy Jackson, Styxs Tommy Shaw and others. Soundtrack of Summer albumFelder, Foreigner and Styx also partnered to release The Soundtrack of Summer, an album featuring 16 classic rock anthems by the participating artists. The album was released May 6 to coincide with the highly anticipated summer tour. It is available exclusively at Walmart. The Soundtrack of Summer package includes Foreigner hits Cold As Ice, Juke Box Hero and I Want To Know What Love Is, and Styx hits The Grand Illusion, Blue Collar Man and Renegade. The collection also boasts a brand new interpretation of one of Classic Rocks most successful songs ever, Hotel California. Original songwriter Don Felder teamed up with Styx and Foreigner for this very special collaboration, as well as a stunning new version of Foreigners massive hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, which will only be available as a limited edition vinyl disc and on iTunes. three-disc set, Feels Like The First Time, which included an acoustic CD with an intimate and unique re-interpretation of many Foreigner classics, studio re-records by the new lineup and a live performance DVD showcasing the groups exceptional live energy. Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, spent more than 20 weeks in the Billboard Top 200 in 2013. StyxSpawned from a Chicago basement in the early 1970s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late s and early s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career, the band has released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top 10 singles. Styx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. As a sign of their enduring popularity, the band has performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined. According to ABC Public Relations, the current lineup of Styx features Tommy Shaw, James JY Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo. Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company, two more studio albums and no end in sight, Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time. Early on, the music of Styx reflected such then-current prog-rockers as Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues, as evidenced by such releases as 1972s self-titled debut, 1973s Styx II, 1974s The Serpent Is Rising and 1975s Man of Miracles. While the albums helped the group build a substantial following locally, Styx failed to break through to the mainstream, until a track originally from their second album, Lady started to get substantial airplay in late 1974 on the Chicago radio station WLS-FM. The song was soon issued as a single nationwide, and quickly shot to No. 6 on the singles chart, as Styx II was certified gold. By this time, however, the group had grown disenchanted with their record label, and opted to sign on with A&M for their fifth release overall, 1975s Equinox. On the eve of the tour in support of the album, original guitarist John Curulewski abruptly left the band, and was replaced by Tommy Shaw. Shaw proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Styx, as most of their subsequent releases throughout the late s earned at least platinum certification, including 1976s Crystal Ball, 1977s The Grand Illusion, 1978s Pieces of Eight and 1979s Cornerstone, and spawned such hit singles and classic rock radio standards as Come Sail Away, Renegade, Blue Collar Man and Fooling Yourself. The band decided that their first release of the s would be a conPhoto courtesy of PARADIGM TALENT AGENCYForeigner co-headlines the Soundtrack of Summer tour, scheduled to hit the Tampa Bay area May 20 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.