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LARGOLibrary activitiesIntroducing a more complete listing of activities, genealogy classes and special events for adults, teens and children at Largo Public Library. ... Page 3A. ROTC cadets get hands-on trainingTwelve ROTC cadets from around the United States came to the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo for the sixth annual Biometric and Forensic Internship, two weeks of handson training provided to special operations and international forces. ... Page 10A.MILITARY BUSINESSTBN receives 17 awards in contestTampa Bay Newspapers won 17 awards in the Florida Press Associations 2013 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest, including six first-place awards, in categories for design, writing, editing, photography, special sections and online coverage. ... Page 9A.Gasoline prices continue to fall The retail price of gas drops to its lowest level in months ... Page 7A. See our review of Eight OClock Theatres final production of the 2013-14 season ... Page 1B.EOT Hair is more than a musical flashback to the s Volume XXXVI,No. 52 July 17, 2014 AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attor ney and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 070314 Exp. 8-15-14Exp. 8-15-14Exp. 8-15-14 Exp. 8-15-14SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25BROW TINT & WAX 1925% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14070314 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Largo to lower property tax rateCommissioners approve a maximum tax rate of 5.19 mills for next year By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Largo commissioners unanimously approved July 15 a maximum tax rate thats slightly less than last years rate. The rate to be published in the property appraisers Truth in Millage, or TRIM, notice mailed out to Largo residents will be 5.19 mills, or $5.19 per $1,000 in taxable property value. Commissioners could decide to further decrease the rate when they approve the final tax rate in September, but it cant be increased. The maximum tax rate for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 is only a slight decrease from the current years rate of 5.22 mills. But city management analyst Allison Broihier explained that Largo might be one of the sole cities to decrease their tax rate. What we see most of the municipalities doing is leaving their millage rate the same, she said. Despite the increase in taxable value, none of the municipalities, at the time of publishing this document, proposed a decrease in millage rate. The property in Largo did not increase in value as much as those in the rest of the county, which averaged 6.7 percent, according to city documentation. By comparison, Largos overall properties increased by only 5.6 percent. However, property values decreased for five years, from the fiscal year that started in 2008 until 2013. Any increase, even the slight one last year, was encouraging, Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert explained. Over that seven-year period (since 2008), we still experienced an almost 29 percent reduction in taxable values, but at least at this point, were going in the right direction, he said. By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO As of this week, Largos tree count is set to increase by 1,700 trees. Aspiring Eagle Scout Orion Leavy, 15, of St. Petersburg and Mildred Helms Elementary graduate Riley Browne, 11, of Largo have taken on separate projects with similar missions: planting hundreds of trees to beautify and add more green to Largos landscape. Orions objective is to organize enough volunteers to plant 700 trees at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve in one day, on Saturday, July 19. If theres enough manpower, hell add the shell path city officials have envisioned through the area populated by the new trees. Over the next year, Rileys goal is to distribute 1,000 trees for city residents to plant in their own yards, and help plant their new tree if they need assistance. Her project will kick off by planting 10 trees at her alma mater Friday, July 18. The trees for both projects will come from the citys tree fund, which businesses and developers pay into when trees are cut down for new construction projects. Parks supervisor Greg Brown said the city is always looking for volunteers to plant the new trees as his own staff has other duties and responsibilities. Even at a count like 1,700, there were plenty of trees to go around. There are absolutely (enough) tree funds, he said.Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAt left, Riley Browne, 11, of Largo is pictured at Mildred Helms Elementary School, where she will kick off a year-long project to distribute 1,000 trees to city residents. She will plant 10 trees at the school Friday, July 18. At right, for his Eagle Scout project, Orion Leavy, 15, of St. Petersburg will oversee a community planting of 700 trees at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve including the open space behi nd him on Saturday, July 19.A call for volunteersOrion is still recruiting volunteers to help plant trees for the event this Saturday, which hes organizing as his Eagle Scout service project. This is a lot. Hes going to need lots of help, Brown said. The tree planting will start at 9 a.m. at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. Participants should bring shovels, gloves and sun protection. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Orion and volunteers will be planting bald cypress, red maple, river birch, mulberry and sycamores in three sections at the front of the nature preserve. Initially, Orion hadnt thought he could plant quite so many trees so quickly. However, along with his fellow Boy Scouts, volunteers from Everest University, the Order of the Arrow Osceola Chapter, Pinellas County master gardeners, Walmart and the Friends of Largo Nature Parks are scheduled to participate. I hope I can lead everything well. Theres going to be several groups out here just spread out across the whole space, planting trees, he said as he surveyed the space July 11. Two students organize separate projects to plant trees around the city of Largo1,700 new treesCounty seeks ideas for RESTORE fundsStorm surge campaign launched By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER For months, the world watched in horror as millions of gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico after an April 20, 2010 explosion on British Petroleums Deepwater Horizon Rig located off the coast of Louisiana. The damaged rig sank into the sea on April 22. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency on April 30 for the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf. He amended the executive order May 3 to include Pinellas County, as well as Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Crist cited the threat from oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and well, and the need to prepare to protect natural resources, beaches and other coastal ecosystems. Pinellas County prepared for the worst, but fortunately, no oil ever reached local shores. The biggest impact was to tourism, as people canceled vacation plans, despite a concentrated effort to assure visitors that local beaches and waters offshore were unaffected. Now, BP is paying out billions of dollars. Pinellas County will receive a portion of that payout. The RESTORE Act, passed by Congress on June 29, 2012 and signed into law on July 6, 2012 by President Barack Obama, provides a vehicle for civil and administrative Clean Water Act penalties from the Deepwater Horizon disaster to be shared across the Gulf, according to information from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The acts formal name is the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities and Revived Economy Act of 2012. The Act calls for 80 percent of penalties collected to be allocated to five Gulf States in a variety of categories. In Florida, 23 Gulf coastal counties have access to two categories: 35 percent going directly to the counties and 30 percent going to a consortium of counties. A third category calls for 30 percent of the funds be used for projects of Gulf-wide significance, and will be allocated according to a ComprehensivePhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSA flock of seabirds swoop over an area of Pinellas Countys coastline. Funding for RESTORE projects focuses on those that benefit the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. See RESTORE, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERA tropical depression formed on the 31st day of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Later that day, it became the seasons first named storm. Tropical Storm Arthur quickly gained strength and the National Hurricane Center upgraded its status to a Category 1 hurricane on July 3. On Independence Day, the NHC reported that Arthur had become a Category 2 hurricane. Arthur made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina July 4 with wind gusts of more than 100 mph. Hurricane season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. The NHC categorizes hurriLcanes based on wind speed according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. A tropical storm has maximum sustained See STORM SURGE, page 4A See TAX RATE, page 4A See TREES, page 4APOLICE BEATPolice: brother kills brother in disputeA 20-year-old stabbed and killed his brother during a dispute Monday morning at their Largo home, according to a report from Largo police. Police say that Matthew Cisco, 20, and his brother, Christopher Cisco, 26, got into a verbal argument ... Page 5A. Matthew CiscoVIEWPOINTSTom MichalskiTalking urinal cakes and other government waste. Page 13A. 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Poets Live, Monday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. Volunteers lead a group for poetry enthusiasts. Crafter Dark, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. Make a bowl using the French technique papier-mch. Socrates Caf, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m. Volunteers lead a discussion of ideas and opinions on a variety of topics in a fun, inclusive environment. English Language Learning Conversation Club, Mondays, 10 a.m. Practice speaking and listening in English. Genealogy classes Fold3, Dropbox, & Evernote for Genealogy, Monday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Computers in Genealogy, Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. Workshop Tour of the Genealogy Center, Saturday, Aug. 16, 12:30 p.m. Searching the Internet for Online Scanned Books Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. Death Records Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. Book discussions Last Word Book Discussion Group, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., on A Box of Darkness by Sally Ryder Brady. Booktalking with Iris, Wednesday, Aug. 13, noon. Listen to a talk on popular titles each month.Teen programs College entrance exams practice testing, Saturday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required at Back-to-school prize drawing: Ages 13 to 18 can stop by the teen room and fill out a survey between Monday, Aug. 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 27 to enter a drawing for a back-to-school gift bag. Childrens programs Mad Science Bingo, Friday, Aug. 1, 1 p.m. Learn about science, historical figures, famous people or book characters in this program that combines stories and trivia with bingo. Jiggleman, Friday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. Watch spectacular stunts and laugh at this silly performance. CPR instruction Monday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Learn to save a life with this non-certified, infant and child CPR training. Summer Science Movies Wednesdays, Aug. 6 and 13, 6 p.m. Families are invited for a movie and snack at the library. Call 587-6715 for movie titles. Off to Kindergarten, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. This special story time is just for little ones making the leap to kindergarten. Folktale Fusion: Multicultural Storytime, Friday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m. Ages 12 and younger are invited to read themed stories, tell rhymes and stay for a craft. Tween Tech Talk Thursday, Aug. 21, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ages 8-12 are invited to this monthly book-based discussion on a technology topic followed by a Wii game. Pup Pals Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Register in the childrens department to improve reading skills by reading to therapy-trained dogs. Puppets Aplenty, Friday, Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m. Fall in love with stories through puppet shows. Library Legos, Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Ages 5 to 12 are challenged to create a new LEGO masterpiece every week. All materials are provided. Baby Sign Language, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Include signs naturally while interacting with your child. Registration is required. Email to register.Special programs Book Maniacs Mini-Golf, Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make a hole-in-one at one of the two indoor, book-themed courses at the librarys inaugural mini-golf event or putter around the vendor shopping area and grab a snack. This fundraiser for the Teen Room is sponsored by the Friends of Largo Library and developed by the librarys teen volunteers. For more information, call 587-6715. Author book signing: J.J. Schousboe, Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Visit with a local author and purchase a signed copy of her new book, Beenies Search. Recreation and events Recreation and events Library activities Library activitiesHighland RecHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit, or call 518-3016.Glo at Highland poolLARGO Join Highland Recreation Complex for Here We Glo on Friday, July 18, 8:45 to 11:45 p.m., at the aquatic center. Bring the whole family for black lights, disco lights and strobe lights as you splash your way down the slides. Dance with the lifeguards to the DJs music. The first 100 people will receive free Glo necklaces. Entry is $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents. Splashs Snack bar will be open and free hot dogs will be available. Door prizes and activities are planned.Toddlers invited to pool partyLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host an Itty Bitty Pool Party Fridays, July 18 and Aug. 15, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $2.50. Enjoy companionship of other parents and caregivers while children play together in a safe aquatic environment or at surrounding games and activities. Moms clubs are welcome. Children who are not potty-trained must wear a vinyl swim diaper under their bathing suit. Vinyl reusable diapers are available for $3 at the facility.Teens invited to basketball LARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host Teen Basketball Night Saturday, July 19, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $5 resident and $6.25 nonresidents with a recreation ID or $9.25 without one. Enjoy four hours of open play with games and prizes. Concessions will be available. Re-entry is not allowed. Tidalwave Tuesdays concludesLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays through the end of July, 7 to 9 p.m., at 400 Highland Ave. The cost is $3 and open to middle and high school youth. Splashs Snack Bar will be open. The Tidalwave Finale, a glow-in-the-dark teen pool party, will be Tuesday, Aug. 12, 8 to 11 p.m. The event will include outdoor water games, large-screen Guitar Hero and dancing with the lifeguards. Enjoy an extra long swim session and amazing door prizes.Southwest RecSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 5183126 for the pool. Visit for treasuresLARGO Search for treasures all over the aquatic facility during Splashs Treasure Hunt Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Southwest Pool. The cost is $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Hunts will be divided by age group: 2 to 4 years old, 5 to 7 years old, 8 to 10 years old and 11 to 12 years old. Hot dogs will be free while supplies last. Door prizes will be offered. Come aboard the pirate ship, but beware of the plank! Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 518-3131.Chocolat to playLARGO Grab blankets and chairs and join the city of Largo for a showing of the movie Chocolat on the big screen Friday, July 18, 7 p.m., at Largo Community Center. For more information, 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. Swing dancing: Fridays, 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 for students, $7 with a recreation card and $8 without one. Bay Area Singles Dance : Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress. Cost is $8. Centers host open housesLARGO Join Largos Recreation Parks and Art Department for a free backto-school open house Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Highland and Southwest recreation complexes and Largo Community Center. Visit one facility or all three for back-to-school giveaways, class demonstrations and more. Learn more about Largo recreation membership. Recreation members enjoy access to all recreation facilities and discounted programming for as little at $10 a year. Highland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Call 518-3016. Southwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 5183125. Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Call 518-3131. WalMart Missouri, Largo High School PTSA and Largo Middle School PTSA will sponsor this open house.


4A Largo Leader, July 17, 2014 Plan developed by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. The consortium of counties, aka the Gulf Consortium, was created in October 2012 by Interlocal agreement among the states 23 Gulf Coast counties, from Escambia County in the western panhandle south to Monroe County. Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala serves as vice-chair.Ideas neededIn anticipation of receipt of funds through the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, Pinellas County is requesting ideas for projects within the county or its adjacent bay, coastal and Gulf waters that will benefit the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The money will be used to restore the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast above and beyond the environmental and economic impacts associated with the oil spill, according to county staff. The amount of funding is still unknown but could be in the range of $1.5 to $2 million a year for 10 or more years. Ideas must address one or more of the five Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council goals and one or more RESTORE Act-eligible activities. Send ideas to RESTORE Act program director, Pinellas County Natural Resources, 22211 U.S. 19 N., Bldg. 10, Clearwater, FL 33765.RESTORE Act project goalsPinellas County Commissioners approved a plan May 20 submitted by a 16-member working group that includes goals, priorities and criteria for project selection and ranking. The group also is developing a multiyear implementation plan to be submitted to the U.S. Treasury. Commissioners adopted goals for the use of RESTORE Act funds. Projects and programs to implement the goals should provide and contribute to countywide and regional environmental and/or economic benefits. They should use a collaborative approach that emphasizes environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. Specifically, all projects must benefit the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem through one or more of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Councils five goals: 1. Restore and conserve habitat 2. Restore water quality 3. Replenish and protect living coastal and marine resources 4. Enhance community resilience 5. Build and revitalize the Gulf economy Projects also may support or implement goals identified in the countys future land use and quality communities; natural resource conservation and management; coastal management; recreation, open space and culture; and economic elements of the comprehensive plan.RESTORE Act eligible activities1. Restoration or protection of natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine wildlife habitat, beaches and coastal wetlands 2. Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife and natural resources 3. Implementation of federally approved marine, coastal or comprehensive conservation management plan, including fisheries monitoring 4. Workforce development and job creation 5. Improvements to or on state parks in coastal areas affected by the oil spill 6. Infrastructure projects benefiting the economy or ecological resources, including port infrastructure 7. Coastal flood protection and related infrastructure 8. Promotion of Gulf Coast region tourism, including recreational fishing 9. Promotion of the consumption of seafood harvesting in the Gulf Coast regionPinellas RESTORE Act priorities Protect and restore native habitats Provide stormwater quality improvements Create policies, programs and mechanisms to remediate environmental or economic damages Protect against future environmental or economic vulnerability Provide climate change and sea level rise planning, adaptation and related community engagement Provide flood and storm protection to infrastructure and other publically owned assets that consider resilience and changing sea levels Implement or further actions in the countys post disaster redevelopment plan Diversify and improve the economy including tourism Promote sustainable recreation fishing and consumption of seafood dependent on Gulf ecosystem or protect or promote working waterfrontsProject selection and rankingThe commission also approved recommendations for project selection. Projects deemed eligible for funding will be ranked according to pre-determined criteria with scores assigned to each. Each of the criteria, as follows, has its own set of guidelines. Value of the project in meeting Restoration Councils goals Number of Restoration Councils goals clearly addressed Value of project in meeting RESTORE Act eligible activities Number of RESTORE Act eligible activities clearly addressed Value of project in meeting the countys RESTORE Act priorities Number of the countys priorities clearly addressed Ability to provide countywide and/or regional benefits Use of a collaborative approach incorporating partnerships Ability to strongly support and further the countys comprehensive plan element goal attainment Long-term project benefits Matching funding Ideas for projects must include identification of action items that can be completed within five years and a per project funding cap, if needed. The funding cap will depend on the amount of money received, the total funding requested and the preference of the county commission.Next stepsThe request for ideas and proposals from the public is expected to be a three-month process. Tentatively, staff will begin to rank projects on Oct. 14. Next, the county commission will be asked to approve the selected projects and ranks. By the beginning of 2015, if all goes according to plan, staff will submit a draft multiyear implementation plan for commission approval and solicit public opinion. Staff has set a tentative date in mid-March to receive final approval of the plan from the commission so it can be submitted to the U.S. Treasury. Visit winds of 39 to 73 mph. A Category 1 hurricane has winds between 74 and 95 mph; Category 2, 96-110 mph; Category 3, 111-130 mph; Category 4, 131-155 mph; and a Category 5, the top of the list, has maximum sustained winds of 156 mph and up. However, despite that focus on wind speeds, the bigger risk really comes from storm surge, which occurs when water is pushed toward the shore by the force of hurricane-force winds. The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from storm surge, according to retired NHC meteorologist Brian Jarvinen. At least 1,500 lives were lost during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 due to storm surge. Storm surge also causes extensive damage. Any structure not designed to withstand its force most likely would be destroyed, as bombardment from waves and currents cause foundations to weaken and fail. Storm surge also severely erodes beaches and coastal roadways. Residences and businesses located on Pinellas Countys barrier islands are the most vulnerable. But, inland areas are not immune from the effects. Salt water can intrude into estuaries and bayous. Animals, including snakes, often take refuge in urban areas to escape the rising waters. Many factors play a part in just how high the water could reach in any given location.Educating the publicPinellas Countys Emergency Management recently completed an 18-month grant program with installation of storm surge awareness signs at 38 locations near county schools and school-related facilities. The signs demonstrate the areas vulnerability and show how much surge could occur if a major hurricane were to hit. A major hurricane is a Category 3 or higher. Storm surge awareness signs have been placed near the following schools: Bayside High School, 14405 49th St. N., Clearwater Belcher Elementary School, 1156 Lakeview Road, Clearwater Clearwater Intermediate School, 1220 Palmetto St. Clearwater Frontier Elementary School, 6995 Hopedale Lane, Clearwater Cross Bayou Elementary School, 6886 102nd Ave. N, Pinellas Park Marjorie Rawlings Elementary School, 6505 68th St. N, Pinellas Park Nina Harris ESE School, 6000 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park Pinellas Park Elementary School, 7520 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park Pinellas Park Middle School, 6940 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park Pinellas Secondary School, 8570 66th St. N., Pinellas Park Skyview Elementary School, 8601 60th St. N., Pinellas Park Safety Harbor Elementary School, 535 Fifth Ave. N., Safety Harbor Bay Vista Fundamental School, 5900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S., St. Petersburg Lakewood Elementary School, 4151 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg Lynch Elementary School, 1901 71st Ave. N, St. Petersburg Meadowlawn Middle School, 6050 16th St. N., St. Petersburg North Shore Elementary School, 200 35th Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg Sawgrass Elementary School, 1815 77th Ave. N., St. Petersburg Shore Acres Elementary School, 1800 62nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg Osceola High School, 9751 98th St. N., Seminole Osceola Middle School, 9301 98th St. N., Seminole Starkey Elementary School, 9300 86th Ave., Seminole East Lake High School, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs Sunset Hills Elementary School, 1347 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Elementary School, 555 E. Pine St., Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Fundamental Schools, 400 E Harrison St., Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 S Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs The NHC used an experimental potential storm surge flooding map for the first-time ever in its forecasts for Hurricane Arthur. The map shows geographical areas where storm surge could occur along with how high above ground the water could reach. Areas are represented in different colors, with blue representing 3 feet above the ground at the low end and red, showing areas where the water could reach 9 feet above ground at the top. County staff is nearly finished with a storm surge illustration application designed to show residents what storm surge will look like at their address during different evacuation levels. For more information on hurricane preparedness, call Emergency Management at 464-3800 or visit PTEC North, 6100 154th Ave. N., Clearwater San Jose Elementary School, 1670 San Helen Drive, Dunedin Fuguitt Elementary School, 13010 101st St., Largo Gus Stavros Center, 12200 Starkey Road, Largo Walsingham /Southern Oaks Elementary Schools, 9101 Walsingham Road, Largo Madeira Beach Fundamental School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Madeira Beach Forest Lakes Elementary School, 301 Pine Ave. N, Oldsmar Oldsmar Elementary School, 302 W Dartmouth Ave., Oldsmar Cypress Wood Elementary School, 4900 Cypress Woods Blvd., Palm Harbor Ozona Elementary School, 601 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSOne of the countys new storm surge signs is at the entrance of Osceola High School on 98th Street North in Seminole. The sign shows how high the water could reach due to storm surge from a major hurricane. STORM SURGE, from page 1A RESTORE, from page 1A TAX RATE, from page 1AOrion said he would recruit two other people to help him supervise the groups, to make sure theyre planting the trees correctly and in the right places. There isnt a firm count on how many volunteers have already committed to coming. You dont know until they all show up, said Orions mother, Tamara Leavy. Theyre hoping between 50 and 100, at least. Thats the goal. Along with new leadership skills, part of Orions own learning curve will include how to plant the different types of trees. So far, the project has been a lot of paperwork and communicating between parties, he said. Since its summer, its taking up a lot of my free time, Orion said. During the school year, Orion plays double bass in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts orchestra at Gibbs High School. Orchestra rehearsals and performances and Boy Scouts are the primary consumers of his free time, making the summer offseason for orchestra a good time to tackle his Eagle Scout project. Orion started as a Cub Scout in first grade and has been with Troop 340 almost since the beginning. His two younger brothers, Apollo and Kai, also are moving up the Scouting ranks behind him. Tamara Leavy said her own experience as a Girl Scout promoted her to involve her three sons in the equivalent organization. Orions troop is a good social outlet as well. Some of them are like brothers, Tamara said. They spend a lot of time outside of Scouts together also. If he has enough volunteers on Saturday, Orion hopes he can add another aspect to his Eagle Scout project. If we have time at the end, theyre going to start the shell walkway, he said. The walkway the city envisions will lead visitors from the parking lot, to the preserves butterfly garden, through the new trees and back.Nobel inspirationRileys inspiration for her project came after reading about environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and her efforts to plant trees in Kenya. One of the suggested assignments in her fifth grade class that day was to write a letter to the mayor. Riley noted the quotation marks. I wrote what I was going to write, and then I walked up to my teacher and I said, I kind of want to write an actual letter to the mayor, Riley explained. Her teacher, Susan Russell, was happy to help her with the project, though she cautioned her that she might not get a response back. Riley decided that was OK. I have my mind set on organizing a Plant a Thousand Trees Day event, she wrote in a letter to Largo Mayor Pat Gerard, dated April 25. With your help, Id like to gather up volunteers throughout Largo to help get this accomplished. The mayor forwarded the letter to the parks division, and Brown contacted her. The city would provide the trees, he said, if Riley helped them find city residents who would plant them in their yards through a website. It is a model the city has successfully used to distribute trees in the past. On a website that Riley and her mother Angela Browne designed and put together, residents will be able to learn about the program and sign up for a tree, choosing from several different types. The trees will be ordered as requested and available for pickup on a date to be determined in January. Riley will schedule a second round of tree giveaways in July 2015, thus completing her goal of planting 1,000 trees in a year. Riley also has been charged with organizing a group of friends and family who will be available to help residents who are unable to plant the tree on their own. At the kickoff event Friday, July 18, 9 a.m., Riley and her family, along with representatives from the school, will plant 10 crape myrtles on the campus of Mildred Helms Elementary School. The mayor is scheduled to attend and meet Riley. I hope Im able to inspire other people, Riley said of her project. Check for updates on Rileys project at rileys New construction and annexations only accounted for a small amount of the increase. That was set to change, given the citys recent push to catch up on pending annexations. Were anticipating that clearly those numbers will be higher next year when having this meeting, Schubert said. The tax rate proposed by city administration, 5.19 mills, is based on the rollback rate, plus a 5 percent overall property revenue increase. When weve been preparing the budget over the last couple of years, we have made assumptions that the property tax revenue would increase each year by 5 percent, Schubert explained. In some cases, that would be due to a rate increase enacted by the city commission. In other cases, most if not all of that would be made up by increase in values, new construction and annexations. The rollback rate is calculated to allow the city to pull the same amount of property tax revenue as it did in the prior year. Last years rollback rate actually ended up pulling in more revenue than anticipated when the final numbers were calculated. Therefore, given that revenue plus new properties gained through annexations or new construction, the final rate the city settled on allowing them to pull 5 percent more revenue was still slightly less than the current rate. The commissioners were supportive of the recommended rate. I like the idea of being the only city in the county thats going to reduce their tax rate this year, Mayor Pat Gerard said. For once. Yea. Schubert reminded the commissioners that property taxes make up only 28 percent of the revenue in the general fund, which supports administrative expenses, the police and fire departments, the library, most of the recreation budget and some of public works. Given decreases in other revenue sources, the general fund was only increasing its revenue by 2.5 percent, despite the 5 percent property revenue increase At the currently approved rate, the city will collect an estimated $817,000 in property tax revenue. Commissioner Robert Murray asked the staff why Largo had lagged behind in property value increases this year. We really dont have a good answer for that. Every community has a different mix of properties. And some properties go up differently in values, Schubert said. Murray also asked if the tax rate took into account city employee raises. Yes, the proposed assumes a 3 percent employee pay increase, Schubert said. The commission will approve the budget, along with the final tax rate, during two public hearings Thursday, Sept. 4 and Tuesday, Sept. 16. The commission will review the budget in detail during a work session scheduled for Friday, Aug. 8, 12:30 p.m. But Murray emphasized the importance of establishing enough revenue for the employee raises now. I think thats extremely important this year, Murray said. Theres a cost involved when theres new employees that come in. The budget is available for review at Largo City Hall or can be downloaded from the citys website at Use the link If you want to help To help Orion Leavy plant 700 trees, bring shovels, gloves and sun protection to the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave, on Saturday, July 19, starting at 9 a.m. The event will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 26 if it rains. For more information, call the parks division at 586-7415. To help Riley Brown plant 1,000 trees, visit her website at 1000trees. The site will be updated soon to allow visitors to reserve a tree to be distributed in January 2015.Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESOrion Leavy, 15, of St. Petersburg is pictured July 11 at Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, where he will oversee the planting of 700 trees Saturday, July 19. TREES, from page to find the Budget & CIP page. Also during the July 15 meeting, commissioners: Authorized the city manager to negotiate an agreement with the town of Belleair for Largo to provide street sweeping services Approved, as the community redevelopment agency, two parking lot paving projects in the West Bay Drive district Approved the first reading of an ordinance that allows the city to charge only 1 percent of the initial fee to review the plan of a building, constructed identically multiple times in a single development Largo Toastmasters invite new membersLARG0 Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites new members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120 in Largo. The club is open to all residents and workers in the Largo, Pinellas Park and Seminole areas. A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills by serving in various club positions and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting. For more information, call John Rouisse at 488-8010 or email


County 5A Leader, July 17, 2014 TAMPA 813-381-5220 LARGO 727-474-3832TARPON SPRINGS727-551-4926060514 727-584-7706 LARGO 1301 2nd Ave. SW Largo, FL 33770 COUNTRYSIDE LOCATION A 3131 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 COUNTRYSIDE LOCATION B 3165 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 PALM HARBOR 3820 Tampa Rd. Ste. 101 Palm Harbor, FL 34684071714 Police beat Police beatPolice: brother kills brother during disputeLARGO A 20-year-old stabbed and killed his brother during a dispute Monday morning at their Largo home, according to a report from Largo police. Officers responded to an apartment on South Pines Drive about 8:18 a.m. July 14 on a report about a fight between brothers. Police say that Matthew Cisco, 20, and his brother, Christopher Cisco, 26, got into a verbal argument in the living room of the apartment, which they shared. The dispute turned physical and the two wrestled onto a loveseat. At that point, Matthew Cisco grabbed a pair of scissors that were reachable on a coffee table and stabbed his brother, Christopher in the chest, the police report said. Christopher died. Matthew was arrested and charged with second-degree murder (domestic) and transported to the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond. Police said that no one else lived in the home and that neither brother had an apparent criminal history.Holiday motorcyclist killedST. PETERSBURG An early morning crash between a motorcycle and a car July 13 resulted in the death of a 52-year-old man from Holiday. A Florida Highway Patrol report said Robbin Thane Cornwell was wearing a helmet when he crashed his 2001 Yamaha motorcycle into the side of a 2013 Ford Fusion. Cornwell had been traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Boulevard in the inside lane approaching the intersection of 28th Street North just before the crash. The Ford, driven by Justin David Gragg, 23, of Largo was turning left through the intersection from Roosevelt Boulevard onto 28th Street North. The FHP said Cornwell failed to yield or stop and collided with the left side of the car. Cornwell died at the scene. Gragg and his passenger, Stephanie Dawn Haggett, 28, of Largo, suffered minor injuries. No charges will be filed.Dunedin man dies in crashCLEARWATER A Dunedin man died at the hospital Sunday morning from injuries suffered when he crashed his motorcycle about 3 a.m. on North Belcher Road near Lake Arbor Boulevard in Clearwater. Florida Highway Patrol reports that Michael Steven Brayden, 44, was traveling northbound on a 2012 Harley-Davidson in the inside lane of North Belcher Road when he failed to maintain control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with a median and overturned. Brayden was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital where he later died. The crash was not alcohol-related.Firefighter arrested for drug salesST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a Largo man Saturday, July 12, on eight counts of sale of a controlled substance and eight counts of possession. According to detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division, James Allen Comer, 38, was arrested about noon in the parking lot at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg. He is a firefighter and SWAT medic for Pinellas Park Fire Department. He also works part time as an emergency room nurse at Northside Hospital. Detectives received information July 11 that Comer was selling prescription drugs. A controlled purchase from the suspect was made July 11, giving detectives probable cause to arrest him. Detectives said Comer sold and was in possession of eight different types of prescription pills, to include morphine, xanax, hydromorphone and oxycontin. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident. Bond was set at $200,000. Detectives are not yet disclosing how Comer obtained the medication as the investigation is ongoing.Largo man dies in crash on Howard Frankland BridgeA Largo man died in a single-car crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge about 11:28 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Philip Gary De Wilde, 41, was traveling southbound on I-275 crossing the Howard Frankland Bridge in the right center lane just before the crash. The crash investigator thinks De Wilde may have suffered a medical emergency causing him to lose control of his 2013 Ford Focus. The vehicle veered northwest leaving the right center traffic lane, crossing into the right traffic lane. The car continued traveling northwest until it collided with the concrete barrier wall. After hitting the wall, the car rotated counterclockwise and continued traveling southwest, crossing all four southbound lanes of traffic before colliding with the median concrete barrier wall.Woman charged with having sex with minorSEMINOLE Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a Seminole woman July 10 on one charge of lewd and lascivious battery. According to detectives, Julia A. Orca, 50, engaged in sexual activity with a 15 year-old male May 31 while other minors were present in the Seminole home. One of the minors, who witnessed the crime became upset over the situation and became involved in a physical altercation Matthew Cisco James Allen Comerwith the victim, according to deputies who responded to the scene in response to the altercation. Several days later, a witness called the Sheriffs Office and reported the reason the fight had occurred. Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit were called to investigate. Orca went to the Sheriffs Administration Building for an interview July 10 and was subsequently arrested for lewd and lascivious battery on a minor. She was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $20,000. Detectives said there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information that may assist in this investigation to call Detective Walter Bonasoro of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 727582-6200.Suspect arrested in robberyST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested a South Pasadena man in connection with a bank robbery at Bank of America, 8181 54th Ave. N. in unincorporated St. Petersburg. According to detectives, Mark Merrill, 52, of South Pasadena, walked into the bank about 12:10 p.m. Thursday, July 10, armed with what Deputies attend Summer Caruth CampLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies are joining more than 35 children ages 10 to 15 at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Summer Camp, July 13-18, at the Caruth Camp, 14770 SE Highway 19 in Inglis, Florida. The camp is a voluntary program whose goals are to provide campers with the opportunity to try new activities, learn new skills and make new friends. Deputies act as youth leaders and mentors to the campers throughout the week. The camp will provide participants a positive experience with deputy sheriffs as they interact in work and recreational activities to include arts and crafts, archery, nature hikes, sports, water safety and more. The camp also strives to teach campers valuable teamwork skills through group living, group decision making and teamwork exercises. appeared to be a handgun and demanded money from two tellers. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he exited the bank. Witnesses said he drove away in a silver-colored Chevy Silverado. Deputies located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. They pulled it over in the vicinity of 62nd Avenue east of 53rd Street and made the arrest. Merrill was transported to the Pinellas County Jail and booked on one count of armed robbery. Bond was set at $150,000. Julia A. Orca Mark Merrill


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The program is now being launched in all coastal areas from Texas to Maine that are most vulnerable to hurricanes. We learned a great deal during the pilot phase. Homeowners want to have more resilient houses, but they need to be affordable and hazard-specific, which is what the new Fortified Home Hurricane program provides. We are launching the hurricane program now, which will be followed by a high wind and hail program focused on the Midwest and Great Plains states, said Julie Rochman, IBHS CEO and president. The Fortified Home program is affordable at every price point and uses a unique systems-based method for creating stronger, safer homes. Employing an incremental approach, the program has three levels of designation Bronze, Silver and Gold. Builders and contractors can work with homebuyers and homeowners to choose the desired level of protection that best suits their budgets and resilience goals. Homeowners insurance is a wonderful safety net that can help put houses back together following hurricanes, but there is much more that makes a house a home, and a family part of a community. Fortified Home Hurricane protects what is priceless like cherished family heirlooms that can never be replaced, and the peace of mind you have knowing that your home will still be there when the storm passes, Rochman said. People often ask why the Fortified Home program is necessary when many jurisdictions have building codes in place. The answer is codes appropriately provide minimum life safety protection designed to ensure people can get out of a building safely. Codes are not intended to ensure that the home is habitable after a catastrophic event or to protect the other property contained in the home, explained Rochman. The new Fortified Home Hurricane Program provides a uniform, voluntary, superior set of standards to help improve a homes resilience by adding system-specific upgrades to minimum code requirements. One of the most unique and important aspects of the program is that every Fortified Home is inspected by an independent, third party, certified evaluator before and after the upgrades are performed. Another key feature of this program is that it starts by focusing on the roof, which is the most important and most vulnerable component of every building. Your roof is your first line of defense against Mother Nature, so you want it to be as strong as possible, noted Rochman. 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The Fortified Home Hurricane program enables homeowners to make informed decisions about maximizing their investment in disaster-resilience and achieve peace of mind knowing their home will be as strong as possible when hurricanes strike. Its not a matter of if another big hurricane will hit the U.S., just when and where, Rochman said. Visit to learn about other effective actions you can take to strengthen your home, business, and community against natural disasters and other causes of loss. Hospice fundraiser setCLEARWATER A recycle, repurpose, rinse fundraiser for Suncoast Hospice is set for Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Suncoast Hospice Clearwater Community Services Center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. The organization will collect recyclables including newspapers, plain paper, glass, aluminum, and electronic devices but no TVs. It also will collect gently used items such as household items, clothing, sports equipment, art and collectables for its resale shops. 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On Sunday, July 13, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell for the 16th consecutive day, according to AAAs weekly fuel brief. Since last week, the average price fell 4 cents to $3.62, the cheapest price since April. Oil settled at its lowest price in two months on the NYMEX as U.S. stockpiles increased last week and supply risks eased in Iraq and Libya. The price for a barrel of oil settled at $100.83 Friday, a $3.23 decline from a week ago. Oil prices hit a free-fall at the end of last week, said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. As a result, motorists in the southeast could see prices at the pump fall 10 to 20 cents in the next two weeks. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida is 3 cents cheaper than last week and the lowest since March 25. The average price on Sunday was $3.56 down from $3.59 last week. The average price in the Tampa-St. PetersburgClearwater metro area was $3.48 down from $3.53 last week. A year ago, local motorists were paying $3.42. County briefsTreatment court serves veteransCLEARWATER Veterans charged with certain crimes due to substance abuse or mental health issues are encouraged to take advantage of a special court designed exclusively for them. Its called Veterans Treatment Court, or VTC, and it functions in Pinellas and Pasco counties. The aim of this special court is to help veterans deal with their current criminal charges and stop them from getting into further trouble. It also is designed to help with substance abuse or mental health issues that may have caused or contributed to their legal problems. Only veterans charged with misdemeanors and certain felonies, such as drug-related charges, burglary, grand theft, and battery, may qualify. Those interested should fill out an application available at the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorneys Office. Among the criteria considered by the state attorneys office are the victims point of view, the veterans criminal history and the veterans service record. The Veterans Treatment Court was established in the two counties with state funding provided in 2013, and had served 96 veterans through mid-June. Participating veterans are first evaluated. If appropriate, they are then treated for substance abuse, a mental illness, or both. Often, their families are brought in to help provide a support system. Among the community partners providing services for the initiative are the Veterans Administration; WestCare, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on treating mental illness and drug addictions; and Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, which also provides drug treatment services. Catholic Charities is also involved and has a program where well-adjusted veterans act as mentors, helping troubled ex-soldiers adjust to civilian life. The Pinellas County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition, which helps participating veterans secure employment, also participates. And through its Veterans Law Institute, Stetson University College of Law provides free legal advice. The average age of the clients served thus far is 43, but veterans as young as 25 and as old as 73 have been provided help. Roughly half were in stable living arrangements, with the remainder either homeless or staying in transition housing or in other peoples homes.Hazardous waste program awardCLEARWATER Pinellas Countys Small Quantity Generator Program has been honored as the 2014 SQG Program of the Year by the Florida chapter of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. The SQG Program of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding or most improved Small Quantity Generator program in Florida over the past year. The Pinellas County program focuses on education and outreach, visiting businesses to inform them of their hazardous waste management regulatory requirements and verifying that they comply. Team members also develop and provide tools and resources to assist businesses in meeting and maintaining compliance. Pinellas Countys program is the youngest of the 50 state programs. It is only in its sixth year of existence, compared to the typical 15 to 20 years that the others have been in place. Presentation of the SQG Program of the Year Award will take place at the North American Hazardous Materials Management Associations national workshop in Orlando next month. For more information about the association, visit For more information about the Pinellas County Small Quantity Generator Program, visit office receives awardCLEARWATER The National Association of Counties picked the Spending in the Sunshine website, created by the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, as a recipient of the 2014 Achievement Award in the category of Civic Education and Public Information. Started in 1970, the annual Achievement Award Program is a noncompetitive awards program that recognizes innovative county government programs in 21 different categories. It is very rewarding to have our financial transparency initiative be recognized in the community, as well as nationally, said Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. It was my goal to ultimately set an example of what constitutes open government and thanks to the talented staff of the Clerks office, this initiative is empowering citizens with every click of a button. Spending in the Sunshine is a financial transparency website which goes beyond state standards and actually surpasses the level of transparency many governmental offices offer. It is centered on the publics right to open government and was designed to provide easy access to expenditures processed within Pinellas County government. Information is available on the clerks webpage,, through a tab titled Spending in the Sunshine. For more information, visit


Empowering business for 60 years!151 3rd Street N.W. Largo, FL 33770 The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce mission is to assist its member businesses be successful through innovative programs and services; strengthen partnerships between business and local, state and federal governments; create, inspire and facilitate community leadership; and foster a business climate that promotes integrity and excellence. Throughout its 62 year history, the Chamber has provided the necessary tools and resources to help businesses succeed. This includes networking leads groups, government advocacy and economic development initiatives in addition to programs and events focused on professional development. Most importantly, the Chamber consists of people who realize they can accomplish collectively what they cannot individually. If a Return on Involvement (ROI) is your approach to business and life in general, then youd be a welcome addition to the Chamber family. To become a Preferred Central Pinellas Business please visit or call us at 727-584-2321. The Chamber salutes the following businesses and organizations that joined or renewed their association with the Chamber during the past month. For a complete listing of Preferred Chamber Businesses, stop by the office for a free copy of the Central Pinellas Business & Community Go-To Guide or visit the Chamber website at www.CentralCham Innovations AXA-Advisors/Dean J. Rosko and Associates CareerSource Pinellas Coat-To-Coast Title & Escrow, LLC Collman Properties Commercial Asset Partners Realty Dowling Graphics, Inc Electric Motors Lift Station Service, Incorporated Elements Fitness for Women En Garde Catering Francis Wilson Playhouse Hampton Inn & Suites TRUSTEE Haynors Garden Design, Incorporated Ironshield Security LA Fitness Largo Cultural Center Linda A. Stortz, CPA,P.A. Martins Pest Services McDonalds East Bay McDonalds Roosevelt McDonalds West Bay New Life Solutions Oak Manor Senior Living Community Panera Bread Belleair Bluffs Panera Bread Largo Mall Paradise Air, Incorporated Peter Wittwer NA, Incorporated R. Davidson Insurance Agency Seasons Belleair Simons & Leoni Home Loans Universal Precision Industries, Incorporated Val-Pak Direct Marketing Systems, Incorporated Village Inn YMCA of Greater St. PetersburgSupporting Business & CommunityWhite Dove Service Awards presented at Chamber EventsA Call for Chamber Community Award NominationsThe Central Pinellas Chamber has partnered with Trust Business Systems to start presenting their White Dove Service Award at the Chambers monthly meetings. The award was created last December by Kris Harland, Trust Business Systems president. It is presented to people who make a difference in the community by going above and beyond in their service industry. The award is for inspired white glove service. Everyone can make a difference, but its about deciding to make a difference, she said. Each month there are a handful of nominees recognized for their white dove service either by Trust Business Systems employees or by people in the community. When a person is nominated for the award, the information about what they did and a photo is put on Trusts Facebook page. Each month one of the nominees is awarded a certificate and a $50 gift card. I hope this program continues to increase awareness in the community, and inspires people to give their best all the time, said Hartland. The first presentation at a Chamber meeting took place last month to Ben Martin from Hydra Dry who was recognized for his exemplary work ethic and customer service. To nominate a person for a White Dove service award, simply go to Trust BusinessThe Central Pinellas Chamber has begun accepting nominations for its esteemed Citizen of the Year and Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year awards. These celebrated presentations will take place at the chambers 62nd Annual Meeting on September 25 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Citizen of the Year nominees must be living individuals who have focused attention and directed efforts in the Central Pinellas region that have brought acclaim or public notice; have outstanding achievement in community service; and have performed volunteer (uncompensated) services to the community. Offices/chairmanships of national, state and local civic and non-profit organizations will be considered. Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year nominees must own a locally operated independent or franchised business with 50 or less fulltime employees and be an active member of the Chamber. A commitment to the community, as demonstrated by contributions of personal time and/or resources, and a proven commitment to local entrepreneurship/small business must also be demonstrated. Nomination deadline is Friday, August 22. For nomination forms and full criteria, visit the Chamber website or email University to host Chamber Coffee AnNetworking Event Systems Facebook page at On the last Friday of the month a winner is selected and will be announced at the next Chamber business event.Kris Hartland, president Trust Business Systems presents White Dove Service Award to Ben Martin of Hydra Dry at the Chambers June B2B Luncheon.Yard of Ale to host B2B Happy HourThe Chamber will hold a B2B Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Yard of Ale Gastro Pub, 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. The B2B Happy Hour is an informal program providing the opportunity for Chamber members and guests to exchange business cards and become acquainted. Attendees who provide a door prize of $15 or more in value are provided a 60 second infomercial to spotlight their business. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for guests. Advance registration is strongly recommended. To register, call the Chamber at 584-2321 or email Chamber will hold will hold a Coffee AnNetworking business leads program on Wednesday, July 30 at Everest UniversityPinellas, 1199 East Bay Drive, Largo. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. It will feature a coffee reception meet and greet and a networking exercise. gWiz Personal Technology Service, Paradise Air Inc. and Louis Haskel CPA are sponsors. Call the Chamber at 727-584-2321 to register or email Congratulations to June Ambassador of the Month Neil Allen of A2Z Printing & Graphics. This is the third consecutive month that Neil has earned this honor. A2Z Printing & Graphics helps businesses save money on all types of printed materials and with local marketing strategies such as direct mailing and GPS tracked door flyer distribution. Neil can be reached at 727-531-6464 (office) or 727-422-6888 (cell). The Ambassadors are a dynamic team of business representatives who meet and contact Chamber members to educate and involve them about the organizations many activities. They also provide membership feedback and participate as greeters at Chamber events. Neil AllenChamber Ambassador of the MonthFree Business & Community Guides AvailableThe Chambers new 20142015 Business & Community Go-To Guide are available free of charge, one per customer, at its 151 3rd Street N.W., Largo offices. The full color publication features alphabetical and categorical listings of the organizations Preferred Central Pinellas Businesses. Special sections are included with information about regional recreation, shopping, health care and education resources. Bulk copies of 25 or more are available at $2 per guide. Its a great presentation resource for realtors and sales account representatives. Call the Chamber at 584-2321.Chamber Awards Luncheon Aims to InspireThe Chambers 6th Annual Women Inspire Awards Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 11:45 am to 1:15 p.m. at the Largo Public Library, Jenkins Family Wing, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. The Inspire Awards celebrate individuals in Central Pinellas who have had a positive impact on the lives of others through their leadership in the workplace and/or involvement in the community. Greater Largo Library Foundation, Largo Medical Center, DEX Imaging, PureLife Medi-spa, MedExpress Urgent Care, T-Mobile and the law firm Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, PA are sponsors. Cost of the luncheon is $20 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To register, call the Chamber at 727-584-2321 or email events@centralchamber .biz. Julie Stapf and Angela Duncan of NorthStar Bank welcome guests to the recent 2014 Central Pinellas Business Showcase at Largo Community Center. 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Senator Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, advanced legislation that provided a private market framework for flood insurance, supported disaster savings account legislation and provided strong leadership in passing the Department of Transportations bill. Representative Richard Corcoran, R-Lutz, advocated Florida Chamber healthcare priorities, including telemedicine and scope of practice reforms. Senator Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, advocated for meaningful education reform while also sponsoring changes to developments of regional impact review. Representative Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, advocated for flood insurance legislation in the House and for crucial economic development priorities, as well as international initiatives in the budget. Senator John Legg, R-Lutz, championed digital learning, Career and Professional Education academies and school choice legislation as a means to improve Floridas K-12 system. Representative Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland, helped advance several Florida Chamber-backed priorities in this years budget and advocated for state technology reform. Representative Cary Pigman, R-Sebring, championed meaningful reforms to Floridas healthcare policies by sponsoring scope of practice legislation. Senator Wilton Simpson, RTrilby, championed state pension reform efforts, water policy initiatives and wage protection legislation. Representative John Wood, R-Winter Haven, championed regulatory reform efforts. Representative Dana Young, R-Tampa, led the fight on pro-business policies in her position as majority whip.Tampa Bay Times to distribute USA TODAYThe Tampa Bay Times will begin distributing USA TODAY for the Tampa Bay area after being awarded a three-year contract from Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY. 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Harriott, a 2012 graduate of Osceola Fundamental High School and a member of the high school wrestling team, holds the rank of cadet first lieutenant and graduated in the top 20 percent of his class during training. He holds a 3.45 GPA and serves as an off-campus recruiting officer. He is also majoring in criminal justice. Both are a part of the Air Force Honors Society, the Arnold Air Society and hope to attend Air Force flight school after receiving a commission in February.Jesse BarberSAFETY HARBOR Air Force Airman Jesse Barber recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. Barber is the son of Kelly BarLARGO Twelve ROTC cadets from around the United States came to the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo for the sixth annual Biometric and Forensic Internship, two weeks of hands-on training provided to special operations and international forces. 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The program is designed to test each cadets leadership abilities, personal responsibility and ability to adhere to mission objectives as well as give them a unique experience cadets would not receive in most college curricula or basic ROTC training. Biometric and forensic science is a capability that continues to grow in importance on todays battlefields and in special operations. The ability to properly collect and document evidence in hot zones and battle sites provides actionable intelligence and identification information that can make the difference for operators. Cadets in this years internship hail from several colleges, including Marquette University, University of Portland, Illinois State, Iowa State, University of North Dakota and Old Dominion.


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Talk to your doctor about being tested for Hepatitis C if any of these apply to you: You were born between 1945 and 1964 You were treated for a blood clotting problem before 1987 You received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992 You are on long-term hemodialysis treatment You have abnormal liver tests or liver disease You work in health care or public safety and were exposed to blood through a needle stick or other sharp object injury You have HIV You engaged in sex that could have caused bleeding You are a current or former injection drug user, even if you injected only one time or many years agoCan Hepatitis C be treated successfully? Yes. In about 25 percent of people, an acute infection clears up on its own without treatment. However, if acute hepatitis C is diagnosed, treatment reduces the risk that it will become a chronic infection. There are several medications that treat chronic Hepatitis C, including new treatments that appear to be more effective and have fewer side effects than previous options. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps a list of approved treatments online at However, treatment can be expensive. Clinical trials of new drug treatments may also be available.Hepatitis C and the Affordable Care Act Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thousands of people with Hepatitis C have new access to treatment. All insurance must provide free screening for Hepatitis C for anyone born between 1945 and 1964. People with Hepatitis C cannot be turned down for insurance or discriminated against by an insurance company. Limits on out-of-pocket costs will make expensive treatment more affordable.Ron Pollack is executive director of Families USA, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. For your healthRon Pollack Industry newsInfant, child CPR class offeredST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital is offering a class in infant and child CPR Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m., at 6500 38th Ave. N. The program is taught by a certified instructor and includes home safety, rescue breathing, choking, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques for infants and children. The fee is $30 per person. St. Petersburg General Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited full-service 215-bed acute care facility, providing comprehensive emergency, diagnostic, medical, surgical and womens services. St Petersburg General Hospital is accredited as a Breast Center with Digital Imaging and Computer Aided Detection, Chest Pain Center and Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Cancer Center by the Commission on Cancer by the American College of Surgeons and a GYN Robotic Surgery Training Epicenter. Other services include The Orthopedic Center for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery, Sleep Disorders Center, and New Vision Medical Stabilization for Substance Abuse. Visit blood donations neededST. PETERSBURG The supply of O-negative blood has reached very low levels due to summer vacations and school and college summer breaks. An immediate appeal is being issued for all O-Negative donors to donate at OneBlood, the local blood center, as soon as possible. For the locations and hours of OneBlood Donor Centers and mobile units visit or call 888-936-6283. O-negative blood is the universal blood type, meaning any patient can receive O-negative blood regardless of the recipients blood type. Onegative is critical for trauma patients, premature babies, and emergency surgeries. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older, who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.Cancer specialist joins OAWFCLEARWATER Dr. David Cheong, an orthopaedic oncology specialist, recently joined Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida. We could not be more pleased to bring an orthopaedic cancer specialist of Dr. Cheongs reputation and experience to our Clearwater based practice, said Dr. Tom Odmark, board president and a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon. Cheong joins OAWF after several years of service at the Moffitt Cancer Center where he specialized in the surgical treatment and care of bone and soft tissue tumors. Bayfront Health physician receives awardST. PETERSBURG Bayfront Health St. Petersburgs Dr. George Canizares recently received the 2014 Sports Medicine MVP Award at the Residency Graduate Recognition and Awards Ceremony. Canizares and the Sports Medicine Department support high school sports teams in the South Pinellas County area.Bon Secours wins environmental awardST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently was named the winner of Practice GreenHealths 2014 Emerald Partner for Change Award. New this year, the Greenhealth Emerald Award is presented to facilities that demonstrate their sustainability programs are better developed. Practice GreenHealth is a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The Greenhealth Emerald Award is a very competitive award that recognizes health care facilities that have achieved improvements in their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs. Winning hospitals are selected using Practice Greenhealths improved scoring and evaluation system, and are further along the path to sustainability and show leadership in the local community and in the health care sector.


Pippens celebrate 70 years12A Faith & Family Leader, July 17, 2014 032014 CATARACT SURGERYCOURTESY TRANSPORTATION FROM & TO HOME ON THE DAY OF SURGERYComplete Eye Exams Glaucoma Care(Most Insurances Accepted) D. Heather Heath, M.D. G. William Lazenby, M.D. Frank J. Seidl, M.D.2770 East Bay Drive, Largo 727-530-1425 1109 US 19N., Holiday EYE CARE CENTER THE EYECAREPROFESSIONALSEyecare ... Personal ... Professional 010214 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. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE011614 11350 66th St. N., Largo727-538-7771 The definition of the word team in the English dictionary is to gather or join a team, a band or cooperative effort. Comfort Keepers takes pride in our team consisting of a cohesive staff and one hundred plus caregivers working together toward the same goal of providing our community of seniors with the utmost care, enabling them to stay safe and happy in the comfort of their own homes. At Comfort Keepers our goal is to create a team of caregivers who have the heart, patience, dedication, loyalty and love for nurturing others. This sounds like a perfect mix of attributes and ones that do exist in so many people. Caregiving can be one of the most difficult yet rewarding careers. To some it comes naturally, especially if you are a nurturer by nature. For others it may be a calling they are somewhat unsure of but feel they wish to pursue. A key and valued portion of the interviewing process at Comfort Keepers is to learn the desire of the potential candidate to join the Comfort Keepers Team as a caregiver. We are a team centered on making a difference in each clients home in order to provide the very best of care and understanding of the individual needs. We create a Plan of Care specific to each person and do our utmost to match a caregiver with each client. Making a good match is highly important in building trust between caregiver and client. We do our best to match caregivers to clients in regards to personalities, while paying close attention to skills needed. Our caregivers participate in spring and fall in-services with many topics to choose from. We have several guest speakers who graciously give of their time to assist us in our training meetings. These training topics include caring for alzheimers/dementia clients, hospice awareness, falls risk prevention and transferring, senior nutrition and elder abuse. Our mission is to provide our caregivers with the knowledge most pertinent to caring for our seniors which in turn builds their confidence to offer the best possible care to our clients. Experience is not the #1 ingredient to being a good caregiver. It takes personality, empathy, reliability and most of all willingness to serve on both good and bad days. Quite often caregivers visit with me and share touching stories regarding their time spent with clients. It is quite touching to see in their eyes and hear in their voice that they are truly fulfilled in playing such an important role in the lives of others. We provide in-home care to all of Pinellas County, offering daytime, evenings, overnights and live-in services. Please apply online to if you are interested in joining our team.Our Team WWW.COMFORTKEEPERS.COM071014 Diane Genovese OwnerCovering All Of Pinellas CountyWe provide non-medical in-home care such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship to help people maintain quality, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.Diane Genovese, Owner Ceramics painting fuels summer creativityRecently my two girls started painting ceramics. One of my friends and her daughter told us about a wonderful little pottery shop in Largo that they started going to and love. We decided to check it out and found it to be a fun place to go especially during the summer when the kids get bored and want to do something new. Its also a great place to go on rainy days! The place is called Get Creative Gallery at 13836 Walsingham Road in Largo. The shop has been around for a while, but Robin Smith is a new owner who purchased the place earlier this year. We have been going there for several weeks and my girls have painted some incredible pieces of pottery: a chimpanzee, a little jewelry box, a heron, horses, a bunny, flip flops and a few other things. The girls can sit there for hours painting. They get so involved in what they are doing. Just watching them take their time to paint is incredible to me. They are 8 and 9 now, so they are not rushing as much as they use to. Our friends who introduced us to the gallery help out there several days a week, so it makes it even more special for us to go there. The owner is so nice and very welcoming. You feel like you are right at home painting. Robin has another assistant who also helps out, and she is very sweet too. What I also like is that the pottery isnt that expensive to paint. For the amount of time that you are there and for the finished product, it really is reasonable. For those of you out there like me who are on a budget, this is really affordable. Something else that I found different about this shop and others is that you dont pay for the paints, just the ceramic piece you are painting. I have been to other galleries, and you pay for not only the product, but for the paints too. One of my friends told me her daughter painted a mug, and it was expensive after they paid for the mug and the paints. It is important for kids to be creative. At the gallery, my kids are having fun and enjoying the arts. What I like is that when the pieces are fired in the kiln they all end up looking pretty good. The kiln gives them a beautiful glaze. Sometimes my kids cant wait a day to have their piece go in the kiln, so they get it sprayed with a gloss, which also looks nice. This isnt a place just for kids; its for adults too. They have pottery that everyone can paint. They also do birthday parties, Moms Night Out parties and canvas painting parties. In my house, we are already thinking about Christmas in July. The girls are starting to make some of their Christmas gifts. What a treasure their gifts will be. Call the gallery, open Tuesday through Saturday, at 595-5122. Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Photo courtesy of KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSFrom left, Graci Tubbs, McKenna Ott and Randi Tubbs paint at Get Creative Gallery in Largo.Joe and Selma Pippen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 5. The couple was married at Central Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, on July 5, 1944. Joe retired from Southwestern General Life Insurance Company as president and vice chairman after 35 years with the company. He served as a U.S. Marine during World War II and was recalled to service during the Korean War. Selma retired from a career in banking. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo. They have two sons, two grandsons and two greatgrandsons. They live in Pinecrest Retirement Center in Largo. The couple celebrated the milestone with family July 13, at the residence of their son, attorney Joe Pippen Jr., of Largo.Joe and Selma Pippen Faith briefsSuncoast Community ChurchLARGO Suncoast Community Church will present Living Inside Out, a free vacation Bible school for children ages 2 through sixth grade Monday through Friday, July 21-25, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at 12855 110th Ave. N. in Largo. Children will hear Bible stories, create artwork, play games, work on service projects and make new friends. Participants must be out of diapers. To register, call Connie at 501-0281.Church plans health, safety fairLARGO The back-to-school health and safety fair will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. The event will be presented rain or shine. The fair will offer free school physicals, vision and hearing screenings for preschool through high school aged children. Free haircuts also will be available. Children must register for the free physicals by noon. Community providers and after-school programs will offer information and registration. Largo Fire Rescue will be on hand as well as Largo Police. The Bloodmobile will receive donations of blood and plasma. There will be clowns, face painting, various group demonstrations and healthy snacks. There also will be a drawing for two new bicycles and other giveaways. Free school supplies and books also will be available. The event is free. Following the 10:15 worship service, the church will serve up a chicken barbecue, beginning at 11:45 a.m., in Hambley Hall. Tickets are $6 and $3 for children 4 and younger. For information, call 531-3200 or visit on the HillSEMINOLE A community memorial service will be presented Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m., at Chapel on the Hill, 12601 Park Blvd. Chapel on the Hill will join with Suncoast Hospice to host this service. The service is open to any and all bereaved members of the community and is not grounded to a particular faith. Anyone who has lost a loved one with Suncoast Hospice is invited to attend. The service will last about 45 minutes and consist of music, inspirational readings, a reflection on a theme and a reading of names of those who have died and are being remembered. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Those interested in attending are asked to call the church office at 391-2919 or send an email to For information, call 585-9969 or visit seminary graduates announcedLARGO The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints St. Petersburg Stake recently celebrated its Early Morning Seminary graduates. Graduates from the Seminole Ward are Garrett Connell, Olivia Everett, Lorenzo Long, Brody Patrick, Luke Pittman and Kaleb Walling. These students are also celebrating their high school graduations. Students from seven congregations, their teachers, church leaders and hundreds of family members and friends gathered June 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center at 9001 106th Ave., Largo. Presiding over the ceremony was President Nathan R. Emery, while President Paul B. Mullen conducted. Luke Pittman, Brody Patrick, Kaleb Walling and Garrett Connell were speakers during the ceremony. Olivia Everett sang Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts. Early Morning Seminary consists of a daily scripture study class held at 5:45 a.m. before high school begins. Students study each topic for a year, starting with the Old Testament, then the New Testament, the Book of Mormon and church history. Through games and various drills, students master 100 scriptures: 25 from each discipline. These classes provide a spiritual and social climate to prepare young people for effective service and missions.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Casual Sunday will be presented Sunday, Aug. 3, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. SmokeySmokey is a super friendly 1-year-old feline who will greet you at the door, waiting to be petted. Smokey has been fully vetted and microchipped. Small in stature, he sports a handsome tabby striped fur coat and attentive green eyes. He enjoys playing with other kitties at Save Our Strays Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Call a volunteer at 545-1116 or visit of the week Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs


Viewpoints 13A Leader, July 17, 2014Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told MSNBCs Chris Matthews he thinks that Mitt Romney will run for president in 2016 and that he will be the next president of the United States. The former Massachusetts governor lost the GOP primary in 2008 and then the general election in 2012. What would his 2016 slogan be, the third times a charm? Former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough urged fellow attendees at Romneys now annual GOP summit last month to join the draft movement. More than 50,000 have signed a Draft Mitt petition. Onetime Romney aide Emil Henry wrote The Case for Mitt Romney in 2016 in Politico. Only Romney, he argued, can roll into any major money center like New York, Los Angeles or Houston and mobilize his fundraisers on demand. I think Romney ran a solid campaign in 2012. Like 45 percent of respondents to a Quinnipiac poll, I believe that America would be better off today with Romney in the Oval Office. And I relish the debate in which Hillary Clinton and Romney find themselves agreeing ardently that a couple can own two mansions and still be dead broke. But if Romney is thinking of running in 2016 (and he says he is not), my advice would be to stay home or, more precisely, in one of his homes. Stay in the house with the elevator to the cars. Dont give New York Times columnist Gail Collins an excuse to resurrect Seamus, the family dog relegated to a crate on the roof of a vacation-bound family car in 1983. Republicans remember Romney fondly. If he keeps running, he risks turning into another Newt Gingrich, a Republican who doesnt know when to exit the stage. Insiders tell me that if Jeb Bush were not to get in the race, Romney would be the front-runner by default. There are two problems with that thinking. First, though Bush was a fine governor of Florida, he hasnt won a campaign since he was re-elected in 2002. Like Romney, who won an election in 2002, Bush represents the past. Second, party leaders and big donors may want to be kingmakers hence their rush to declare a front-runner but thats what voters are supposed to do. I confess that the 2012 primary was for me slow torture. It didnt help that once insiders declared Romney the front-runner, there followed an ugly slog to elevate the Republican who could beat him. I am in no hurry to repeat the freak show especially when there are so many interesting Republicans with gravitas. Think New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky may look in the mirror and hear Hail to the Chief. All Romney and his big money can do is chase strong rivals out of the race. When that happens, the party gets stuck with leftovers like Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and the Newter candidates who just want to hog the spotlight, not build the party. For 2016, think Dr. Ben Carson. In the end, the contest didnt help Romney, either. Forced to move ever rightward, Romney shied away from his tenure as a competent, moderate Massachusetts governor. He cant go home again.Email Debra J. Saunders at government, at all levels, squanders billions of dollars on questionable endeavors that leave many of us scratching our heads. Tax dollars are spent on such things as sidewalks along Floridas rural highways that are scarcely used and even overgrown in places with weeds while other more prioritized improvements receive little or no attention. An excellent example is the barricaded Friendship Trail Bridge between Pinellas County and Tampa that was so popular with cyclists, walkers, skaters and anglers. Part of the original Gandy Bridge, bureaucrats closed the trail due to salt water corrosion. Instead of seeking ways to pay for the necessary improvements to keep it viable, our esteemed public servants are instead groveling for cash to tear it down. More than 60,000 people each month used the popular conduit, but pencil pushers claimed that it would cost up to $40 million for the necessary repairs. Although originally designed for auto and truck traffic, it appears that some in government believe that all that human weight caused by junk food ingestion ... and that of skateboards and bicycles ... will cause the bridge to plummet into Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, millions of dollars are wasted to plant palm trees along Floridas interstates. Taxpayers, for example, footed the $270,000 landscaping bill for perennial ground cover and 65 Washington and date palms on I-275 near the Howard Frankland Bridge. Financed jointly by St. Petersburg and a Florida Department of Transportation highway beautification grant, the trees ... costing between $2,000 and $8,000 each ... have in some locations become eyesores due to poor maintenance. But the DOT claims the floras will still create a welcoming and enjoyable experience for Floridians and visitors. So would a rejuvenated Friendship Trail. The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, or the Pinellas Trail, is another pricey endeavor that winds from Tarpon Springs to Gulfport. One elaborate pedestrian bridge at Park Street and Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg soaked taxpayers millions of dollars. So steep are the slopes at either end that many people continue to use the street level sidewalk. The trail was built on the old Atlantic Coast and Seaboard Railroad tracks. Government officials also warn that it traverses through several high crime urban locations in Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg. There are costly plans on the political drawing board to eventually link all of Floridas trails into one. Many of these improvements come from federal and state subsidizes. The thought process is that because the feds or the state is picking up the tab than its not costing local taxpayers a dime. Thats not quite accurate. Big bucks are absorbed to rename buildings and other sites after politicians. When Congressman C.W. Bill Young passed away they named the Bay Pines VA Medical Center after him at an untold cost to pay for all that new stationary, signage, etc. Now there are plans to identify Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park as the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Memorial Highway. He already is memorialized with a military installation, a dam and an industrial plaza. The money for these dubious undertakings still comes out of our collective pockets. Here are some of the more absurd projects that have been authorized by the feds: The U.S. Air Force spent $35 billion for aircraft such as the C-27J transport, only to fly them direct to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base storage facility in Tucson, Arizona, where they scorch in the hot desert sun. Not to be outdone, the U.S. Army spent $300 million to build a massive blimp called the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle to provide surveillance over Afghanistan battlefields. The project has been scrapped. Police departments received $82.5 million for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected tactical vehicles. Equipped with machine gun turrets, bulletproof glass, and armored siding, the High Springs, Florida cops, for example, are among those to receive these military-grade trucks. Then there is the $914,000 study by the National Endowment of the Humanities to explore why people like to read romance novels and watch movies of a sexual nature. (Isnt that called porn?) Or the $385,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to Yale University to study why the sexual organ of a male duck is shaped like a corkscrew. Huh? The National Institute for Health also handed out $335,500 to determine why women get angry with their husbands. I can answer that question at no cost to the taxpaying public. Its because we men do and say stupid things to anger our significant others. The government also spent roughly $10,000 in Michigan for talking urinal cakes. Thats those little round things we see in mens rest rooms. Just what do they say, anyway? Can all these billions of dollars in government waste be used for more meaningful projects? Sure, but then that would terminate pork barrel programs designed to make politicians look good at the expense of taxpayers. Poking fun at government spending would be hilarious if it were not so appalling.Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at have entered the last half of the current year, and Im glad. Ive always liked the second six months of a year more than the first. Im not sure why, but I can guess. For one thing, the first half has too many holidays to keep track of. You begin with New Years Day and all that resolutions baloney, followed by Martin Luther King Jr., Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, Good Friday, Easter, Presidents Day, Mothers and Fathers Day, Memorial Day and a few others not worth mentioning. Legal holidays are a valuable part of life. They force hard-working Americans to take a break from the rat race. But they also can be a pain. You need to make a bank deposit, but the bank is closed. Same way with the post office and the public library. And lets not forget the schools. When you shop on a holiday, the stores are filled with second-graders begging their parents for ice cream. Some holidays are automatic guilt trips. Should I send a Mothers Day card? On Good Friday, shall I attend my annual Mass or skip it? Even though Im not Irish, on St. Pattys Day I feel I should wear something green. Trouble is, I dont own anything green. One year I wore an orange shirt, and a guy named OMalley threatened to replace my nose with my shoulder blades. But in the second half of a year, holidays are less plentiful. The calendar is not so cluttered. Now that weve celebrated July 4th, we have clear sailing until Labor Day. After that theres Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Several major Jewish holidays also occur in the years final months. But generally life seems more relaxed than January-June does. As the year winds down, so does major league baseball. In early September we can start pretending to care who might be in the World Series. That can be exciting. After weeks of divisional playoffs, two teams remain. They decide the final question, i.e., will the Series end before autumns first snowstorm shuts things down? The last four months of each year are filled with college and professional football. I never played football, but I like much of what goes with it the impressive skill and courage of the players, the mostly legal violence, the marching bands, the semi-nude cheerleaders being flipped skyward and usually caught by their colleagues on the ground. For some of us, the most suspenseful part of the game comes at the singing of our national anthem, when we wonder if it will be rendered with old-fashioned dignity, or (more likely) transformed into a rock, rap, soul, gospel or country western version. This year another large thrill will be the November election of 435 U.S. representatives and 33 U.S. senators. Here in Florida theres also a governors race, with GOP incumbent Rick Scott probably facing former governor Charlie Crist. Recent polls indicate that this contest, if held today, would be a tossup. One of the fascinations of following politics is the attempt by voters to identify the candidates who seem to be telling the truth, as opposed to those who are peddling the most preposterous bald-faced lies about their aims, beliefs and opponents. The sad fact about politics, in America and elsewhere, is that candidates simply have to lie if they hope to survive. Voters may say we want the truth, but usually we dont. Often, the truth is this: Things are a confused mess, and no one really knows how to make them better. Faced with this bleak reality, candidates must deliver sugar-coated promises along with dire warnings about what will happen if their opponents are elected. Honorable, truth-telling candidates do exist, but theyre rare. Another rarity this election year will be Democratic candidates who remain loyal to Barack Obama. Now that he is faced with an array of huge problems, foreign and domestic, many of Obamas erstwhile political allies are already beginning to jump overboard. As November approaches, political junkies can entertain themselves by playing a very tricky game: identifying Democratic candidates brave or foolhardy enough to say, The president is far from perfect but, dadgummit, Im going to stick with him! The second half of 2014 should be at least as interesting as the first.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. 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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERS Hooray for the next five months Drivers SeatBob Driver Government spending runs amuck Debra Saunders Mitt Romney has done enough for the Republicans John Deering is chief editorial cartoonist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's largest newspaper. Winner of the National Press Foundation's 1997 Berryman Award, Deering also gained top honors in the 1994 national John Fischetti Cartoon Competition and was the seven-time winner of the Arkansas Press Association's Best Editorial Cartoonist award. Born in 1956 in Little Rock, Deering has been drawing since his childhood fascination with science ction and dinosaurs. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter and two sons, and live in Little Rock. He still draws dinosaurs. About the cartoonistLargo annexations: outrageous land grabEditor: Largos City Hall land grab gestapo strikes again! The recent forced annexations (using old sewer contracts) by the city of Largo in the Long Branch Creek, Arbor Terrace and Brookstone subdivisions is an outrage. This land grab reminds me of the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939. More exploitation and colonization of county neighborhoods by the big spending, tax hungry Largo City Commission. Using old forced annexation sewer hookup contracts is a shakedown and should be outlawed by the state Legislature immediately. No one in their right mind would want to join the city of Largo. The citys 16 percent taxes and franchise fees on electricity are extortion and would embarrass even an organized crime syndicate (county residents pay zero). The citys permit charges, license fees and sky high taxes are obscene. It is clearly time for the state legislature to investigate the city of Largo for extortion. Bob Snow Clearwater Thomas Michalski We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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14A Community Leader, July 17, 2014 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Sylvette Condo. Second floor unit on a waterfront complex in St. Pete Beach. Large floor plan. Prime corner unit with various window views offering sunshine all around. Covered car port included along with complex offering two swimming pools, (one heated), elevator, laundry and available boat slips.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2BA Indian Shores Largo Largo $177,500 SOLD Move-in ready. well kept home that sits on a corner lot with room for a pool and has a workshop with electricity in the backyard which is perfect for a hobby room, man cave, etc. Screen enclosed back porch adds extra space for spreading out and entertaining. Dont miss out on this well-priced home in a great central location!Phyllis WhiteRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3BR/2BA/1CG $124,000 SOLD Your home-away-from-home is waiting for you ... Move right in to this 2nd floor, condo in Forestbrook. Spacious and meticulously kept condo is light and bright and offers wrap-around windows and two lanais. You will be amazed at the amount of storage this unit has to offer.Maureen CitarellaRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2BA $85,000 SOLD Largo Nice curb appeal in this lovingly cared for two bedroom, two bath double wide mobile home. Screened room with a utility area featuring washer and dryer in the rear. Kitchen has dishwasher, range, refrigerator and vinyl floors.Pamela Raymond/Terry BocchicioRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2BA $42,000 SOLD071414 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Sylvette Condo. Second floor unit on a waterfront complex in St. Pete Beach. Large floor plan. Prime corner unit with various window views offering sunshine all around. Covered car port included along with complex offering two swimming pools, (one heated), elevator, laundry and available boat slips.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2BA Indian Shores Largo Largo $177,500 SOLD Move-in ready. well kept home that sits on a corner lot with room for a pool and has a workshop with electricity in the backyard which is perfect for a hobby room, man cave, etc. Screen enclosed back porch adds extra space for spreading out and entertaining. Dont miss out on this well-priced home in a great central location!Phyllis WhiteRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3BR/2BA/1CG $124,000 SOLD Your home-away-from-home is waiting for you ... Move right in to this 2nd floor, condo in Forestbrook. Spacious and meticulously kept condo is light and bright and offers wrap-around windows and two lanais. 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Jeff Brandes, State Representatives Larry Ahern and Dwight Dudley, Largo City Councilor Michael Smith, Pinellas Park Mayor Sandra Bradbury and Vice Mayor Patricia Johnson, Pinellas Park City Councilors Rick Butler and Ed Taylor, City Manager Doug Lewis, library employees, and former and current Library Board members.Library re-dedicationThe Bay Pines VA Healthcare System recently named Cory Price as assistant director. Price will oversee several services across the healthcare system, including logistics, nutrition and food service, police, prosthetics and sensory aids, and voluntary service. Price comes to Bay Pines with more than 15 years of federal government service. His most recent assignment was administrator for operations at the Orlando VA Medical Center. He started his career as a commissioned Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army where he oversaw helicopter ambulance employment and operations for nearly 12 years. This experience included both domestic and international operations in the continental United States, Thailand, Germany, Kuwait and Iraq. In January 2009, Price left the military to pursue opportunities where he could continue to serve Veterans and their health care needs. He began his VA career at the Orlando VA Medical Center where he served as the administrative officer for radiology and later administrative officer for medicine prior to his most recent assignment. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a team nationally recognized for health care quality, delivery and safety, said Price. As a veteran, and someone committed to the health and well-being of the brave men and women we serve, my goal is to build on the successes this organization has achieved and do my part to strengthen our world class healthcare system. The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nations leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,800 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to veterans residing in southwest Florida. 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. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. Cory Price Political sceneLargo resident reorganizes state senior organizationLARGO Local activist Ernie Bach of Largo is recruiting members to reestablish the Florida Silver Haired Legislature, a senior citizen organization that used to boast chapters throughout the state. Bach, a former executive director of the organization, has resisted the state nonprofit corporation and is planning a statewide tour to media outlets and senior citizen organizations to spread the word. The first meeting of the Tampa Bay chapter of the organization will be Monday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., at Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Bach will be featured on the radio program Health, Wisdom and Wealth on 1250 WHNZ on Monday, July 21, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Listeners can hear the program at by clicking the Listen Live link during that time. Bach will explain all facets of the Silver Haired Legislature and what it means to be a member. He hopes to recognize once again the glory of this 1978 chartered senior citizen organization, which at one time had the active significant support of local and state governments and the business community, he explained in an email. He plans to organize annual legislative sessions in Tallahassee. For questions about membership or to register for the Aug. 18 meeting, call 585-1111 or email to host critic of Amendment 2LARGO Jessica Spencer, spokeswoman for Vote No on Amendment Two, will be the guest speaker at the Republican Club of Greater Largos monthly meeting July 21, 6 p.m., at Alfanos Restaurant banquet room, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. The group opposes an amendment to the Florida Constitution, which will be on the Nov. 4 ballot. The amendment would allow the medical use of marijuana for those with debilitating diseases, as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Spencer, a certified additional counselor and professional, is a 16-year veteran in the substance abuse prevention and intervention field. She recently took a leave of absence from the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition, where she was project director to work on Vote No On 2 campaign. The July 21 meeting will start with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.Pinellas GOP plans annual picnicPINELLAS PARK The biannual Pinellas County GOP Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, 1 to 5 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will serve as the master of ceremonies. Among the attendees will be Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and David Jolly as well as State Sens. Jeff Brandes and Jack Latvala and State Reps. Larry Ahern and Kathleen Peters. GOP candidates, throughout Pinellas County, who are vying for State Representative seats, Pinellas County Commission posts and other local elected positions, will attend. In addition, candidates for nonpartisan school board positions and statewide office holders have been invited. All candidates will make short presentations and will be available for one-on-one questions and conversation throughout the afternoon. A straw poll will give picnic goers the opportunity to show support for candidates who face opposition in the Aug. 26 primary. All residents are invited to attend. Admission is $25 per person and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, picnic salads and soft drinks, all to be enjoyed in an air-conditioned bug free indoor environment. For more information, call Gail Hebert, 526-2492. Jessica Spencer Former St. Pete restaurant opens at Johns Pass By BOB McCLUREMADEIRA BEACH A former anchor restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg has opened under a new name at Johns Pass Village. Scott and Thorn Vogel, the owners of the former Caf Alma, are opening Alma on the second floor at 111 Boardwalk Place. Alma will feature a VIP private dining room with seating for up to 50 guests and dining accommodations for up to 300. In addition to bringing the restaurants core tapas menu to Johns Pass, Alma also will feature locally caught day boat fish, Seminole Pride Angus Beef, Florida wild caught catfish and shrimp and other seasonal, local fare. Scott Vogel said he hopes to attract both tourists and local diners who go to the Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores and Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach. The new restaurant will occupy the entire second floor of the building, which also features some residential units on the third floor. The move marks the first downtown St. Petersburg dining establishment to expand operations in the Johns Pass tourist district. After 12 years of successful operation at 260 First Ave. S., Caf Alma served its final diners on June 29. The move became necessary when the restaurants rental property was sold a year ago and the new owner expressed an interest in doubling the rent. In March, David Kramer of Pridgen Realty brokered a sale of the Johns Pass Village building to Boardwalk Place LLC of Clearwater for $1.675 million. The deal included a long-term lease with the Vogel brothers and another commercial lease with Yogurt City, making the building 100 percent tenant occupied. When we first began serving diners in downtown St. Petersburg, there were only 30 other restaurants in the area, said Scott Vogel, president of Alma. Today, there are more than 100 restaurants in the downtown entertainment district. David Kramer opened our eyes to the massive business potential Johns Pass has to offer. Alma will join other dining establishments at Johns Pass, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hooters, the Friendly Fisherman Seafood Restaurant and Hubs Oyster Bar and Tavern. Photo courtesy of HEATHER GRZELKAAlma, a former St. Petersburg tapas restaurtant, opens this week at 111 Boardwalk Place in Johns Pass Village.Jens Tropicals plans fruit tastingST. PETERSBURG Jens Tropicals, 6831 Central Ave., plans its 19th annual tropical fruit tasting event Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Those attending can sample numerous fresh tropical fruits from around the world. There also will be a huge selection of rare tropical fruit trees for sale, as well as expert advice and specials. There also will be a raffle for a 6-foot mango tree. Visit Seminole Walmart open for businessSEMINOLE A relocated Walmart store opened July 16 at 10237 Bay Pines Blvd., following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier in the day. The store, relocated from 3993 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 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Sports 15A Leader, July 17, 2014 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! e-E d itions040413 Obituaries Charles (Chuck) NAGY Charles (Chuck) Nagy, very beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. He will always be remembered for his kindness, gentleness, patience and love of life. Chuck was a true gentleman. He was born in Allentown, Pa. to Charles and Yolanda Nagy. He met his wife, Jan, when she was 14, married her at age 17, and they had been together ever since. Charles enjoyed nature, his pets, shing, hunting, landscaping, and creating new building designs. In Pennsylvania, he planted thousands of pine seedlings which are now beautiful forests. He excelled at landscaping; one of his pleasures was discussing various new ideas and inventions with his scientist Uncle Victor. Charles was very creative and enjoyed implementing his designs in remodeling various buildings in his own business and his home. He loved his family; his wife, Jan, sons, Charles III and John, and his grandchildren, Shayla and Victor. Charles was a soft-spoken, stronghearted man who held respect for all people. He never boasted of his many accomplishments, but rather encouraged others to speak of theirs. When his wife was a professional model, he encouraged her to start her own state-licensed modeling school and agency. He single-handedly remodeled a beautiful 3-story school for the business, which they ran together for 20 years. He worked behind the scenes and Jan always referred to him as her every other heartbeat! They traveled the world together, his favorite places being Lucerne and Kauai. Charles was a past Secretary and Vice President of the Optimist Club in Pennsylvania, a member of the Island Estates Yacht Club, and the Mens Stag Club of Island Estates. In addition to his wife, sons and grandchildren, he is survived by nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law, John Banyas (Algerette). A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Brendans Catholic Church, Island Estates, on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made in his memory to Medical Research, or the Suncoast Animal League, 1030 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683. Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L St. Catherine of SienaCatholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00 am Monday & Wednesday 12:10pm Saturday 8:00 am WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Family Mass) 11:00 am (Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm (Contemporary Choir) CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 11:40 am Noon Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 040314 071714 Compensation may be provided for time and travel. If interested, please call: Largo High graduate named MVP in All-Star gameLARGO Rick May, a 2008 graduate of Largo High School, was named MVP of a recent Pecos League All-Star game as the third baseman on the Trinidad Triggers, based in Colorado. During the June 30 game in Santa Fe, New Mexico, May went 2-for-3 with six RBI, including a grand slam. Mays current batting average is .355. He has 76 hits and 55 RBI so far this season. The Pecos League is an independent professional baseball league, which operates in cities in desert mountain regions throughout New Mexico, Southeastern Arizona, West Texas and Southern Colorado. Pecos teams play in cities that do not have Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. It was formed in August 2010. Players are 25 years and younger. The league season runs from May 15 to July 27. For more information about May and the team, visit Rick MayCircuit judge finishes first ironman raceCLEARWATER Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Cynthia Newton fulfilled a dream when she braved choppy waters and gusty winds to complete her very first Ironman competition in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, July 1. It took 15 hours and 52 minutes, but Newton swam 2.4 miles in Lake Coeur dAlene in waters that were both rough and cold before she bicycled 112 miles and then ran 26.2 miles through a beautiful stretch of the Pacific Northwest. The course was brutal, but the crowd support on the run was amazing, Newton said. The whole city was out cheering into the dark hours of the race. It was so painful to get through that marathon, but at mile 25, you feel an adrenaline rush that lasts all night long. Newtons goal was to finish an Ironman competition and thus win the Ironman designation on what is considered a very difficult course for first timers. She enjoyed it so much, she plans to complete the Coeur dAlene competition next year, too. The judge would have liked to have qualified for the 2014 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which takes place on Oct. 11, but she didnt place first. The only other way to qualify for the world championship is to complete 12 full Ironman races without skipping a full calendar year. That seems her only realistic possibility, and it would take her several years unless, of course, I get much faster, she said. I plan to work on becoming a better marathon runner, as this was only my third one, Newton said. It just takes a long time to adapt to this distance, and a very big commitment to the sport. Previously, the judge completed Ironman Florida 70.3, which is considered a half Ironman. Her time was 5:58:14. As a result, she was ranked 67th in her age group (45-49) in the U.S., and 141st in the world.Photos courtesy of SIXTH JUDICIAL COURTAt left, Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Cynthia Newton crosses the finish line in the Ironman Coeur dAlene July 1 in Idaho, with a time of 15 hours and 52 minutes. Above, Newton bikes 112 miles as part of the race. For 80 of those miles, there are no turns. CLEARWATER The Rays Baseball Foundation awarded the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. with a $5,000 Community Fund Grant. The grant supports toe coalitions School Readiness childcare scholarship program. The coalition is one of 20 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant, totaling $100,000 from the Rays Baseball Foundation Community Grant Fund Program. The Rays Baseball Foundation supports many deserving nonprofit organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area, and we are honored to be selected as a grant recipient once again, said Lindsay Carson, Early Learning Coalition CEO. The School Readiness scholarship program pays a portion of childrens childcare cost for economically disadvantaged families, helping parents to maintain employment, attend school and ultimately become economically self-sufficient in an effort to break the poverty cycle. The $5,000 contribution supports the coalitions annual match funding requirement. The federal government contributes $16 for each dollar donated. In return, the Rays Foundations donation will be multiplied to $80,000 and provide about 20 children with annual childcare scholarships in Pinellas County. This partnership with the Rays highlights the importance of early education in our community. These funds will allow us to spread our dollars further and ensure more children have the opportunity have quality early learning experiences, Carson said. Early Learning Coalition gets grant from Tampa Bay RaysGrouper and snapper top the list this weekComing off a pretty good week weather wise, despite dodging the occasional thunderstorm, it was really nice to get back out offshore a few miles. Speaking of rain, these pop-up storms that occur this time of year are no-joke. Theyre a fact of life and if you want to get outdoors at all this time of year youre going to have to deal with them. Just make sure you give them plenty of respect. Shallow water gag grouper and mangrove snapper fishing has been pretty good over the last several days. Working ledges in 35 to 45 feet of water weve been able to get both species from the same spots. Mangrove snapper fishing has really bounced back after the freeze year and can be found schooled up on almost any ledge, especially during full moon periods. Scaled sardines, a favorite bait for snapper, are loaded up all along the beaches right now. These smallish baits may not be big enough to use for snook and redfish but work excellent for snapper, just be sure to use a quarter inch mesh sized cast-net. Otherwise youll have a Christmas tree on your hands. The process has been fairly simple. Drop a chum block down to the bottom directly after anchoring. Then begin breaking the pilchards up and dropping them over the side in constant flow. You should see the snapper rise to the surface within a few minutes. Then free-line your bait back with the others. Its important to keep the flow of bait going but not to much to over feed them. Once the snapper bite slows, theres a pretty good chance youll have some grouper around the chum block. Drop down live pinfish and grass grunts on heavy tackle. The fish should be fired up and wont refuse an 80-pound leader. Its much better than potentially breaking a fish off and losing your bite. Gag grouper limit is two per person per day for the gulf waters and the mangrove snapper limit is five per person per day in state waters and 10 per person per day in federal waters (beyond 9 miles).Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein BriefsRays Watch parties set at Guy Harvey OutpostST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Rays plan the following Rays Watch parties at the Guy Harvey Outpost, 6000 Gulf Blvd. Sunday, July 20, 2:10 p.m., vs. Minnesota Twins Sunday, Aug. 10, 2:20 p.m., vs. Chicago Cubs Sunday, Aug. 24, 1:07 p.m., vs. Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, Sept. 28, 1:05 p.m., vs. Cleveland Indians The games will be broadcast on a huge screen directly on the beach and Rays radio will broadcast live. Rays announcer Rusty Kath and the Rays Street Team also will be on-hand with fun giveaways. Food and beverages including cookout items and buckets of beer will be available for purchase. Coolers are not allowed, but fans are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. Guests can try the new bucking shark ride for $4 per ride and slide passes also will be available for $15 (normally $37). Beginning at noon, $10 parking will be available at the Guy Harvey Outpost and at the neighboring TradeWinds Island Grand. For additional information, visit or call 367-6461. Special room rates and discounts are available for fans year-round by visiting camp setSAFETY HARBOR The Safety Harbor recreation department has added an advanced charter fishing camp for ages 9 to 12 on July 31 to Aug. 2 or Aug. 14 through Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camps depart from the Seminole Street Boat Ramp, 190 Seminole St., Clearwater. This camp requires a basic fishing understanding and will give campers an opportunity to learn about fishing in open water. The inVisit www.TBNweekly.comstructor provides all fishing gear and supplies. The camp costs $290 for Safety Harbor residents. Nonresidents may purchase a seasonal recreation card for $40 and participate at the resident rate. For information, call the Rigsby Recreation Center at 724-1545.5K beach series set in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Road Runners 5K Beach Series is set over the next two months on the beach behind the Post Card Inn. Dates of the remaining events are Fridays, July 25 and Aug. 22., at 7 p.m. To register, visit single-game tickets on saleST. PETERSBURG Single-game tickets for Tampa Bay Rays 2014 regular-season home games are on sale through a variety of outlets. They include: Online at All Ticketmaster outlets The Rays Tampa Store at 400 N. Tampa St. The Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office Over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS Fans may also secure tickets by purchasing the Rays Flex Pack. Flex Packs are available in three-, six-, or nine-game quantities and include savings over 50 percent off single-game pricing as well as the opportunity to receive member-only rewards. Introductory pricing starts at $49. To purchase a Rays Flex Pack, visit or contact 888-FAN-RAYS.


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For more information, please visit Kristen Decelles Au.D.071014 Beachgoers reminded to watch for rip currentsPinellas County beaches are great places to relax and to swim in the Gulf of Mexico. But, Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources reminds beachgoers to be aware of rip currents. According to the United States Lifesaving Association, rip currents are the leading surf hazard for beachgoers and can occur at any beach with breaking waves. The association says swimmers should avoid areas that show signs of rip currents, which include a channel of churning, choppy water, an area with a notable water color difference, a break in the wave pattern and a line of foam, seaweed or debris moving steadily out to sea. Swimming at a lifeguard-monitored beach is the best way to stay safe, said Katherine Cleary, aquatics supervisor with Pinellas County. When conditions indicate rip currents may occur, we put up warning flags or in some If unable to reach shore, draw attention and yell for help. For more information on Pinellas County beaches, visit aches.htm. For additional information about rip currents, visit Graphic courtesy of NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICEIf caught in a rip tide, do not fight the current. Swim parallel with the shore until out of the current. Then swim to shore.cases close beaches to swimming altogether. County lifeguards are on duty 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (unless otherwise posted) daily from March to September at the countys Fort De Soto, Fred Howard and Sand Key parks. If a swimmer is at a beach with no lifeguard on duty and gets caught in a rip current, the Association has a few tips to keep in mind. Remain calm to conserve energy and think clearly. Dont fight the current. Swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline or float and calmly tread water until out of the current. Once out of the current, swim toward shore. BriefsMycology talk setCLEARWATER The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will host a program on mycology regarding mushrooms and other fungi on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. Dustin Purcell, M.S., will present the Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Beautiful. Purcell will discuss mushrooms and other fungi an active, important, hidden ecosystem in gardens and in natural communities. The meeting also will feature refreshments, silent plant auction and discussions. Call 322-3954.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, July 17 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit to host photography hikeST. PETERSBURG A wildflower photography hike will be offered Saturday, July 19, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will offer participants the perfect opportunity to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, highlighting specific wildlife behaviors, guides will assist participants in capturing the natural beauty in photos. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit


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Eight OClock Theatre has saved something truly special for the final production of its 2013-14 season. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical runs through July 20 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 a.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. For tickets, call 587-6793 or visit Hair the musical that changed all musicals encapsulates 1960s counterculture, from flower power to the antiwar movement. When it opened on Broadway in 1968, it was a lightning rod for controversy mainly because of its use of profanity, its attitude toward recreational drug use, its progressive views on sexuality and the nude scene which appears at the end of the first act. Nearly 50 years later, the hullabaloo over the shows unconventional content has longsince subsided but that doesnt make the decision to stage the musical less daring. In fact, the production is true to the original, without cuts to accommodate easily-offended. With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair is a landmark in many regards. It featured a racially integrated cast. It repeatedly broke the fourth wall with cast members interacting with the audience. It defined an entire new genre the rock musical and blazed a trail for shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Dreamgirls and Rent. Hair is, of course, not just about hair long beautiful hair, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen, etc. Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair focuses on a Photos by PICTURE THIS OF PALMA CEIAThe cast of Hair performs on stage at Largo Cultural Center. The show runs through July 20. group of hippies rebelling against the establishment, fighting conscription into the Vietnam War and distancing themselves from their parents expectations. Berger, the waggish free spirit who serves as the chieftain of the Tribe, leads the group in its bohemian lifestyle. His friend Claude, however, finds the decision to resist the draft more difficult. The plot is sparse and the material is dated. And yet, this production of Hair is so ably staged and so perfectly populated with a fervent, impassioned cast that it proves the granddaddy of all rock musicals can still be just as audacious, just as provocative and just as engaging as ever. Michael Newton-Brown directs Eight OClock Theatres Hair. This gorgeous music helped to change a nation, Newton-Brown writes in his notes from the director. Its antiwar message demanded to be heard around the world. The songs are classics. Newton-Brown talks about the building feeling among many people in American in the 1960s against the status quo. the Eisenhower conservatism and the outdated value system of the 1950s were no long working, Newton-Brown explains. James Rado and Gerome Ragni wanted a rock-and-roll show to spread the excitementWhile other members of the Tribe promptly burn their draft cards to protest the Vietnam War, Claude, left, played by Scott Hamilton, finds himself struggling with the decision while his friend Berger, right, played by Daniel Hayes, chides him for his hesitancy in Eight OClock Theatres production of Hair. The show runs through July 20. 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NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING OFFER EXP. 8/29/14. 071714 Top five diversions A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, with book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus; through July 20, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $22. Call 446-1360 or visit One Acts Weekend 2014, through July 20, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Check with West Coast Players for performance times and ticket prices. Call 4372363 or visit Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, through July 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 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. 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. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. The Fray Monday, July 21, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $43.25. Call 791-7400 or visit To celebrate the release of their fourth album Helios, The Fray are planning a national tour that includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall. This will be the bands first concert appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since their sold-out date in 2007. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Issac (Slade) and Joe King, The Fray achieved success with the release of their debut album, How To Save A Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum in the United States and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Their first single, Over My Head (Cable Car) became a Top 10 hit in the United States and their second single, How to Save a Life brought the band worldwide fame. Photo by FRANK OCKENFELS/SACKS & CO.The Fray take the stage at Clearwaters Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 21. Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe Theater reviewEight OClock Theatres Hair is more than a musical flashback to the s The sixth annual Taste of the Beaches, Saturday, July 19, 4 to 10 p.m., at Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Presented by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature auctions, raffles, tastes from 30 local restaurants and live music by The Hamiltones and the Hunks of Funk. Admission is $10 with food and drink tickets sold separately. Proceeds will benefit the chamber and the nonprofit organization Clothes to Kids. Food and beverage tickets are $1 each and may be used to sample tastes of varying prices from participating restaurants. Beverage wristbands also may be purchased by persons 21 years of age and older for $25 and will provide the wearer unlimited drinks throughout the span of the event with server discretion and presentation of age ID each visit. For information and a list of participating restaurants, visit See REVIEW, page 3B


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Doozie 30. ___ de deux 32. Bill and ___ 33. Absurd 37. One who fails to carry out a promise 40. Neophyte 41. Door-to-door (hyphenated) 43. Armageddon 44. Clod chopper 45. Donnybrook 48. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (acronym) 51. ___ Tuesday (Mardi Gras) 53. Grassland 55. Pass allowing one to get on a ship (2 wds) 60. Like some triangles 63. Major neck artery 64. Cornmeal concoction 65. Hard, colored minerals composed of metal oxides 66. Passed out 67. File Down 0 1. Sacred beetle of ancient Egypt 0 2. Undergo change 0 3. Arab League member 0 4. Catches on 0 5. Become unhinged 0 6. Italian appetizer 0 7. Strengthen, with up 0 8. Symbols representing Shakti 0 9. Remiss 10. Anger, e.g. 11. Yadda, yadda, yadda 12. Diffident 13. Song and dance, e.g. 14. Dont go! 19. Crime boss 23. Clickable image 24. Grimace 25. Ask 27. Planet of the ___ 28. Advocate 29. Choppers, so to speak 31. Play, in a way 34. Work on a galley 35. ___ on Down the Road 36. Cambodian currency 37. Perlman of Cheers 38. A long, long time 39. Art subject 42. Principal 46. Click beetle 47. In a spooky manner 49. Less inept 50. A great deal (2 wds) 52. Nervous twitches 54. Annexes 56. A chip, maybe 57. Back of the neck 58. Dismal 59. A type of geometric solid 60. Marienbad, for one 61. Bully 62. ___ mode (2 wds)HoroscopesJuly 17, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Give credit where credit is due, Capricorn. Dont be a glory hog. It was a team effort. A book points out the obvious. How did you miss that?AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Enough, Aquarius. Youve skirted the issue for far too long. Address it with purpose. A web of opportunity begins to build at work. Dont miss out.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you tend to see it more easily than others, Pisces. Dont let a crass comment deter you from a prized purchase.AriesMarch 21 April 19Watch it, Aries. The more you give this week, the more that will be taken. Give in reservation. A home chore is completed quickly with the right tools.TaurusApril 20 May 20Yell and scream all you want, Taurus, but for real change to occur, you are going to have to take a softer touch. A deadline is moved up.GeminiMay 21 June 21Greatness comes from within, Gemini. Rely more upon your skills and talents than your contacts for an upcoming project. A party is in the works.CancerJune 22 July 22Expectations are running high. Do not disappoint, Cancer. Someone in authority is watching. A special occasion calls for some extra-special activities.LeoJuly 23 August 22There is a choice to make. Bite the bullet, Leo. A loved one makes an offer you cant refuse. Travel is on the agenda for the weekend. Enjoy.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Some ideas look better on paper, Virgo. Sort through the options carefully. Delays at work lead to frustration. Do something fun to break the tension.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Your timing is lousy, Libra. Admit it and take a different approach. A cooking disaster turns into a family favorite with some creativity. Bravo!ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Helping a friend is like pulling teeth, Scorpio. Keep plugging along, and you will get through to them. An art project finally gets off the ground.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Numbers matter, Sagittarius. Pay attention to the bottom line and do some budget crunching. You are nowhere near your goal. A loved one sends mixed messages. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts, presented by Eight OClock Theatre; Aug. 22-31, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit This production features adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only. Terry Bozzio Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.95. Call 587-6793 or visit Duncan Sheik Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 5876793 or visit Zebra Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit Island Blast : An Evening of Good Vibes, Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $5. Call 587-6793 or visit Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaireby, presented by Eight OClock Theatre; Nov. 7-16, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit School House Rock presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 5876793 or visit Santas Holiday Revue presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit Charlottes Web, presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit Lets Go Science Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit The Addams Family, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, presented by Eight OClock Theatre; March 6-26, 2015, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit Cinderella, presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 5876793 or visit Summer Family Festival Saturday, July 19, 4 p.m., at 1011 Engman St., Clearwater. Sponsored by the Springtime Club, the event will provide an opportunity to celebrate culture, support the family structure and promote neighborhood unity and cohesiveness. Throughout the day, the Springtime Club will introduce its cultural projects, programs and services designed to maximize public benefit, advance the environment and improve the care and maintenance of the community. The Springtime Club creates arts and cultural strategies to help reveal and enhance the underlying identity of our neighborhoods. By taking into consideration all community interests in our projects, programs and services, the club strives to balance the inherent conflicting nature of past, present, and future social values to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. Call 906-5299. Classic Albums Live performs Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle, Sunday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Capitol, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthe Few bands of the 1960s retained as much a sense of the roots of rock and roll as did Creedence Clearwater Revival. Their music is rife with country, rockabilly and R&B influences, a combination that produced several hit singles including I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Lodi, Susie Q, Wholl Stop the Rain, Travelin Band, Fortunate Son, Down On The Corner, Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary. 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 recreating it faithfully from the original recording. Gulfport Artist reception Saturday, July 19, 6 to 10 p.m., at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. For information, call Michael Knettel at 686-1155, email or visit The gallery will host a reception to highlight the newly arrived work of ceramic artist Peggy Wollins. Wollins wall-mounted ceramic fish are a whimsical new addition to the gallery. The reception will feature live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood along with complimentary wine and hors doeuvres. Wollins creates fish, or more specifically, fish heads. From her Maymeep Studio in Centreville, Virginia, she depicts imaginary, one-of-a-kind marine life from clay. USA Dance Monday, July 28, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.Indian Rocks Beach Art Teachers Art Show through Aug. 1, at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. The center will present artwork by members of the Pinellas Art Education Association. This exclusive exhibit features more than 60 pieces of mixed medium artwork created by artists who teach art at Pinellas Countys elementary, middle and high schools. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. Call 596-4331 or visit Park Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps Thursday, July 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Sponsored by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, admission to the event is $10 for adults and free for students and military members. Visit A Trumpet Evening Monday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is free. Call 415-9650. The Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra will present a special summer concert with Maria Valencia and Giuliano Sommerhalder. The concert will feature works by Bach, Neruda, Vivaldi and more.St. Petersburg The seventh annual Art in the PARC, Friday, July 18, 4 to 7 p.m., at Duke Energy, 299 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Admission is free. Call 341-6903. This free indoor event will feature more than 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities. Atteenees also will find food, refreshments and music. All artwork and jewelry sold that evening directly benefits PARC Art Programs as well as the artists. Guests will be able to stroll through the Duke Energy lobby which will be filled with custom paintings, jewelry, pottery, fabric sculptures, and art prints which were all created by PARC Artists with assistance from trained instructors and community volunteers. PARC Artists will be on hand to meet guests and discuss their work. The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring Rio Bossa Friday, July 18, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit The series spotlights some of the best jazz in the area. The MFA Caf will be open for dinner, and beer and wine will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call the caf at 822-1032. Led by Rio de Janeiro vocalist Andrea Moraes Manson, this ensemble presents the very best of Brazilian bossa nova, sultry samba, and msica popular brasileira wrapped in an intimate sound. Julie Garisto has praised Ms. Moraes as dynamic and subtly passionate in Creative Loafing. The Marly Music Series featuring Scott Kluksdahl cello, Sunday, July 20, 2 p.m., in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID. Visit Admission to the entire museum is included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667. One of the areas most gifted musicians, Kluksdahl made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony and has been heard since as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in music centers around the globe. At the MFA, he will play Brahms Cello Sonata, Op. 38; two chorale preludes by J.S. Bach (arranged by Kodly); Robert Schumanns Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70; Nimrod from Elgars Enigma Variations, Op. 36; three pieces by Nadia Boulanger; and Astor Piazzollas The Grand Tango.


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INTHEHOLIDAYINNHARBOURSIDE071714T his W eeks Specials Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Planes: Fire & RescueGenre: Animation Cast: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Wes Studi, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer, Danny Mann, Barry Corbin, Regina King, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Fred Willard, Captain Dale Dye, Kevin Michael Richardson and Patrick Warburton Director: Bobs Gannaway Rated: PG Planes: Fire & Rescue is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world-famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. 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It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.I OriginsGenre: Science fiction Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Mar-Dusty Crophopper returns in Disney sequel Planes: Fire & RescueOpening this weekend ling, Astrid Bergs-Frisbey, Steven Yeun and Archie Panjabi Director: Mike Cahill Not rated I Origins follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.PersecutedGenre: Drama and suspense Cast: James Remar, Fred Dalton Thompson, Gretchen Carlson, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Davison, Brad Stine and Natalie Grant Director: Daniel Lusko Not rated Persecuted tells the story of a modern-day evangelist named John Luther, played by James Remar. Luther is the last hold out for a national endorsement to make sweeping reform in freedom of speech that would compel religious leaders to provide equal time to those of other faiths as a U.S. Senator, portrayed by Oscarnominated actor Bruce Davison, and his political allies create a sinister plan of denial and scandal to frame John Luther for murder. Suddenly his once normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive vowing to expose those responsible. It is a mission that brings him face-toface with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the moral ethics and freedoms of America. For more movie news, visit Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Visit Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSDusty (Dane Cook) joins the world of aerial firefighting in the Walt Disney Studios film Planes: Fire & Rescue.of this street movement. They hooked up with Canadian composer Galt MacDermont and Hair was born. Newton-Brown and his cast manage to capture the urgency and immediacy of the 1960s peace movement. This production is not one of those lamentable nostalgia-inducing retro-jaunts, staged wholly as an homage to a bygone era while excruciatingly trying to conform to the current mores. While theres nothing particularly preachy about Hair, its messages about the environment, war and sex still resonate today. Scott Hamilton stars as Claude, the troubled young man struggling to balance his pacifist predisposition with a sense of obligatory duty. Hamiltons performance is vibrant and impeccably nuanced, rendering a compelling portrait of a character waging an internal battle with his life at stake. Daniel Hayes delivers a swaggering, bombastic Berger. Hayes endears himself to the audience early on in the first act when he drops his pants to reveal a loincloth and he moons the audience a few numbers later. His singing voice is one of the strongest in the cast and his acting skills are equally superb. Speaking of marvelous singing voices, the vocally spectacular Sabrina Hamilton opens the show with the evocative anthem Aquarius and it is an amazing performance. Hamilton is similarly splendid singing the duet What a Piece of Work Is Man with Miguel Corteo. Alex Cheine portrays Woof, a kind of impish cherub with a chronic crush on Mick Jagger. He invigorates numbers such as Sodomy, Aint Got No and Dont Put It Down. There are plenty of other solid performances from the gifted ensemble, such as Brianna Larson as Jeanie, Erica Goldman as Shelia, Maurqise McGill as Hud and Niashia Aviles as Crissy. Newton-Browns creative direction is complemented perfectly by the imaginative choreography of James Grenelle. Grenelle always manages to add another visual dimension to Eight OClock Theatres musicals. Here, his choreography is energetic, exciting and in numbers such as Walking in Space surprisingly sensual. Tom Hansens wonderful set design brings the rockin orchestra led by Philip King on stage. Those unfamiliar with the show will still recognize some of the music, from the show-opening Aquarius and the titular Hair to Easy to Be Hard and The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In). Taken as a period piece, the show is enthralling and expressive. The ensemble cast is so convincing that it seems as if the director may have enlisted true bohemians, possibly plucked from the picnic benches scattered around Largo Central Park just outside the venues doors. Eight OClock Theatres production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is more vivid than any flashback, boasting themes as pertinent as ever and music that has remains fresh and entertaining. REVIEW, from page 1B Photo by PICTURE THIS OF PALMA CEIAJeanie, center, played by Brianna Larson, leads members of the Tribe in a musical number in Eight OClock Theatres production of Hair.


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Call 791-7400 or visit Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Following is a schedule of Ruth Eckerd Halls 2014-15 World Stage Series: Celtic Thunder: North American Symphony Tour Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Celtic Thunder returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with their first ever symphony tour featuring holiday favorites ranging from traditional carols Away in A Manger and O Holy Night to the more contemporary Marys Boy Child and Fairytale of New York. Celtic Thunder will also perform solo and ensemble numbers, such as signature Celtic Thunder hit songs Irelands Call and Turning Away and traditional Irish numbers like Dulaman and My Land. Direct from Beijing: The National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China Sunday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. An Ning serves as director and Zhong Li as associate director. Founded in 1951 and one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China performing many unique acrobatic acts for several generations. More than 200 artists of the company have won gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals. For the 2014-15 North American tour, the company presents a brand new production that will amaze and astound audiences. Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents A Christmas Carol Monday, Dec. 22, 2 and 7 p.m. A cherished tradition, this is the longest-running production of A Christmas Carol in the United States. In this beloved Dickens classic, ghosts of Christmases past, present and future guide Scrooge on a journey of redemption as he discovers the spirit of Christmas and a new life filled with joy and love. Salute To Vienna: New Years Eve Concert Wednesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. The concert will feature the Strauss Symphony of America with Matthias Fletzberger, conductor; Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano; Brian Cheney, tenor; and dancers from Europaballet St. Polten as well as International Champion Ballroom Dancers. This all-star cast of European singers, dancers and full orchestra will help audiences celebrate the New Year. Returning to Clearwater for an 17th season, this magnificent concert features uplifting melodies from famous operettas including Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow, as well as polkas and Strauss waltzes. ABBA The Concert: A Tribute To ABBA Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 8 p.m. One of the greatest pop phenomena returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. The concept, originally created in collaboration with Swedish company Viva Arts, the widest possible audience. Neil Bergs 107 Years of Broadway Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Back for its annual celebration of Broadways greatest songs from its finest shows the most successful touring Broadway concert in America brings an allstar Broadway cast to Ruth Eckerd Hall. This dazzling all-new show which sells out every year features five of Broadways finest stars performing songs from the best and most beloved Broadway musicals such as Jersey Boys, Wicked, Mamma Mia and Broadway classics from such composers as Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. Russian National Ballet Theatre: Tchaikovskys Swan Lake Saturday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. The production features artistic director Elena Radchenko. A classic battle between an evil sorcerer and the power of true love is told through the silent beauty and grace of dance accompanied by the magical music of Tchaikovsky. Follow Prince Siegfried on his journey to manhood and authority to reign over his kingdom. As he leaves the carefree whims of youth behind and the time is at hand for him to choose a bride, evil is afoot and temptation lurks. Will love triumph over the sorcerers curse? The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the late 1980s. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company, upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet and developing new talents throughout Russia. Joshua Bell, violinist, with Sam Haywood, pianist Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., at The Capitol Theatre. Often referred to as the poet of the violin, Joshua Bell, one of the worlds most celebrated violinists, returns to Clearwater making his Capitol Theatre debut with his stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence that have brought him universal acclaim. Performing with Joshua will be pianist Sam Haywood. Among numerous awards and honors, Joshua Bell is an Avery Fisher Prize recipient and Musical Americas 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year. Recently appointed Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, he is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. 4B Entertainmentcombines the best ABBA tribute groups with members of the original ABBA band dazzling audience members with fantastic performances while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA including Mamma Mia, S.O.S. Money, Money, Money, The Winner Takes All, Waterloo and Dancing Queen. Puccinis La Boheme Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m. The concert will be presented by Teatro Lirico DEuropa with Symphony Orchestra and performed in Italian with English supertitles. Can love survive the hurdles of life and complexity of relationships? Puccinis poignant tale is one of the worlds favorite operas. A poet living in Paris with artist friends falls for a fragile seamstress in failing health. Accompany Rodolfo and Mimi as their relationship unfolds, first tender, then plagued by jealousy and the desperation of poverty. Will Mimi find comfort with Rodolfo and in the love and sacrifice of friends as life ebbs from her? Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., at The Capitol Theatre. Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesty, The Trocks, as the dancers are affectionately known, quickly garnered the company artistic and popular success. The Trocks inspired bland of a loving knowledge of dance, impeccable comic approach and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces have established themselves as a major dance phenomenon throughout the world bringing the pleasure of dance to Clearwater Arts Alliance elects new officersCLEARWATER The Clearwater Arts Alliance has elected its new officers and welcomes several new board members to the north Pinellas organization. The executive committee is now led by President Colin Bissett, a Pinellas-based executive consultant. Joining him are Vice-President Suzanne Ruley, grants manager for Ruth Eckerd Hall; and local arts advocates, Kacey Campbell as secretary and Marly McMillan as treasurer. Bissett brings more than 40 years of senior level executive management experience in nonprofit organizations.


Classieds 5B Leader, July 17, 2014 35. Mobile Home Sales 175. Unfurnished Apts. 185. Beach Rentals 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 1. House SalesSEMINOLE HOME, 11526 109th St 4BR/2BA/2CG, 2,104SF, CHA, Breakfast/ Snack Bar. Great Room, Sun Room & Living Room. Newer Roof, Patio and Deck. No Flood Zone. Must See Inside! No Realtors Please! $189,900. (727)768-3412 SEMINOLE GREAT BUY! 3BR/1.5BA Fixer In Great Area! 1,464SF, Newer Kitchen, Roof. $94,900. Under FMV FSBO. (727)643-2391 CLEARWATER 2BR/1.5BA, $124,900 Joseph Amadeo, USN (RET), Realtor, Lic# SL3271034 Coldwell Banker (727)724-7923 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesINDIAN ROCKS BEACH 2BR/1BA/1CG HOME Tiled, New Roof/ Pavers, Waterfront, Deep Water, Open Canal, Dock w/Electric Lift. $349,900.Florida Dreams Real Estate, (727)504-9490. SAND KEY DANS ISLAND 2BR/2BA, RENOVATED 1,880SF, W/D, All Amenities. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS! 2BR/1BA Land Owned. Sales & Rentals, Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker. (727)319-8229 ULTIMAR I, 3BR/2.5BA/1CG FOR SALE BY OWNER Extensive Wrap Balcony, Direct Gulf SW Corner, 1,942SF, Pristine, $779,000. (727)277-4988. Diane Warder, RE Agent. Co-Brokers Welcome. DUNEDIN 2BR/1BA, 1,000SF, $54,900. Joseph Amadeo, USN (RET), Realtor, Lic# SL3271034 Coldwell Banker (727)724-7923 WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA Impeccably Maintained Unit. Desirable Park Street Location. Heated Pool, Tennis Courts & Clubhouse. $164,900. For More Information Visit: or Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21 JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES (727)515-3462. LAKEVIEW OF LARGO 1BR/1.5BA, Recently Remodeled, 55+, Second Floor, Elevator, Shopping Nearby, Beach 1 Mile. $55,900 Best Price In Complex! (727)593-3854 SEMINOLE, THE LINKS 3BR/2.5BA/2CG. Updated, Move-in Ready. Near 5th Green. Stunning View Of Golf Course & Lakes. $209,900. Smith Realty (727)544-8000 First Time Homebuyer Program*( 727 ) available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County032014 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA 608 sq. ft. Updated Kitchen WOW $20,900 1BR/1BA 874 sq. ft. Water View, New Carpet Freshly Painted $43,900 Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 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. 95. Property Mgmt.GOT VACANCIES?Let Us Fill & Manage Your Properties. Seasonal & Annual. Staging Services Available. Florida Dreams R.E. Sales & Rentals, (727)266-3767. 100. R.E. Wanted 105. Lots & AcreageBEAUTIFUL BELLEAIR LOT103x125, 1351 Pinellas Road. Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, Team George, (727)480-1005, (727)510-2894. 120. Out Of Town SalesBY OWNER County Cool Wooded, 5 Acres Hide-A-Way. Fawn Born In Backyard. Springs Nearby. Own $250 A Month. Poor Credit OK (727)541-2173 130. Cemetery LotsTHE GARDEN SANCTUARY Garden Of Honor. Includes Vault And Granite Base. Cemetery Price: $3,500. Asking: $3,200. (818)400-8781 TWO NICHES Side-By-Side. Eye Level. Royal Palm North in Chapel. $300 OBO. (727)481-0139 145. Unfurnished Houses2BR/1BA +FLORIDA ROOM, Laundry Room, Tiled Floors, Large Backyard. Quiet Seminole Neighborhood, Walk To Mall. Pets Okay. $1,100/Month Annual. Available 7/15. (727)488-1111. SEMINOLE: 3BR/2BA/1CG Bayhaven, remodeled, bonus room, no smoking or dogs, fenced yard. $1,350/month, annual. (727)398-7550. 3BR/2BA/1CG SEMINOLE Seminole Schools, Updated, Oversized Family Room, Ground Maintenance And Pest Control Included. 1st/Last/Deposit, $1,800/Month. (727)254-9099 155. Furnished CondosINDIAN ROCKS BEACH 2BR/1BA, 2nd Floor, Covered Parking, Walk To Beach, Lease, Non-smoker. Background Check Required. $1,300/Mo. Includes Utilities (727)743-5959 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 874SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, $800/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE: Deerwood Gardens Refurbished 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, New Kitchen Appliances, Vaulted Ceiling, Patio, Balcony, Covered Parking, W/D, Pool, Clubhouse. $1,000/Mo. (727)397-5571. 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $189/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. 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. $$ WE BUY HOUSES $$And Fix Problems! See If We Can Help YOU! (727)537-6150 DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN APT, $175/Wkly. Dunedin Room, $85/Wkly. Clearwater Studio, $495/Mo. Free Water, Electric. Wont Last! Call Or Click SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Deluxe, Furnished. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 BELLEAIR BLUFFSCall For Move-in Special: Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Non-smoking, Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Walking Distance To Neighborhood Shopping And Restaurants. 2942 W Bay Dr. (727) 510-9085 LARGO, VERY CLOSE TO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. 1500 West Bay Drive 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. Shopping Nearby. 1,050SF, Small Pet OK. $820/Month Negotiable. (727)530-0335 8423 SEMINOLE BLVD. 2BR/2BA, W/D Hook-up, Includes Super Cable. $820/Month +Deposit. (727)799-1780, (727)399-1248. 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. FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. CLEARWATER BEACH ON Sand Key. 30 Minutes From Tampa Airport. Gulf-Front & Intracoastal Views, 2BR/2BA, Nicely Furnished. 24/7 Security Incl. Amenities. No Pets. Available For Short Or Long Term Lease. Annual From $1,700/Mo. Seasonal $Variable. Owner, (813)431-9381, (813)909-9370. ST. PETE BEACH, LARGE 1BR/1BA Apts, C/H/A, $600/Mo. Blind Pass Road. (727)647-7032. FULLY FURNISHED 1BRs & Efficiencies Available! Walking Distance To Beautiful Madeira Beach. Most Utilities Included. Call For Availability, (727)397-4130. LARGOHOT SUMMER SPECIALS!AUTUMN CHASE 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes Starting From $ 600 Minutes From Beach(727)586-1473 071014 071714Sizzling Summer Specials!Spacious Apartments, Screened-in Lanai, Monthly Calendar Full of Activities, Transportation, Beautiful Grounds and Much More! 1 Bedroom Apartment Specials from $719/Month! Call To Schedule Your Tour Today! UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Treasure Island Villas #19, First Floor Walkout. Remodeled. Community Pool and Laundry. No Pets. Background Check & Association Approval Required. $1,200/Mo. $1,200 Security. Annually Only. (727)515-2193. SUNSET BEACH 1BR Plus Deck, Furnished, Walk to Beach/ Restaurants. $850/Month. (704)648-8247. TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR/2.5BA Furnished Townhome with Private W/D and Garage. Walk to Beach! No Pets/No Smoking. Pool. Weekly or Monthly. (877)518-9190 ISLAND ESTATES: Remodeled, Furnished, 1BR/1BA. Pool, Tennis. 6/Month Minimum. Available 09/1/14. $1,200/Month. No Smoking/ Pets. Great Intracoastal View. (727)480-8191. 190. Waterfront RentalsSEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, POOL, W/D. Cable Included. Balcony, Great Water View. New Interior. Quiet. Elevators. $1,000/Month. (727)439-4739. MADEIRA BEACH 2BR/2BA Intracoastal Home, $2,200/Mo, Beautiful Views and Lanai. Unfurnished. Lawn Maintenance Included. Annual lease. Dock with Boat Lift Optional. (727)599-4466 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)266-3767. 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsAFFORDABLE ADORABLE 1BR From $125 Includes W/S/T/L. $200 Move In Fee. 28 Week Lease. Gulf Breeze MHP (727)482-5269 225. Duplex/Triplex RentalsLARGO, BY BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1,400+SF, Workshop, Kennel, W/D Hook-Ups, Tile, Ceiling Fans, Large Fenced Yard, Carport. W/S/G, Lawn Included. $1,150/Mo. (727)542-7571. CLEARWATER, 1415 E LOTUS PATH 2BR/1BA/1CG, New Carpet, Fresh Paint, No Smoking/ Pets, $775/Mo, First, Last, Security $700. References. (727)785-2334 245. Room For RentSEEKING FEMALE Room, Bath, Privileges. Quiet Community. Largo Area. Nonsmoker. Must Have Car, Job & References. $400/Mo. (727)584-0826. SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. LARGE POOL HOME Pinellas Park, Includes Utilities, Cable, W/D, Internet, No Pets or Smoking. Lots Of Parking (727)541-2173 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. 345. Lost & FoundLOST CAT: Male, gray & white tuxedo, has bump on face and answers to Koda. Microchipped and neutered. Missing since 6/10 from Clearwater Harbor Dr., Harbor Hills area. Unfamiliar with his surroundings. Owner is heartbroken and offering REWARD. (240)344-3605 or MISCELLANEOUS 355. AdoptionARE YOU PREGNANT? A Childless, Married Couple, (in our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. Call/ Text 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 435. Adult Care & Svcs.PERSONAL CAREGIVER CNA/ HHA SEEKING POSITION. At Home/ Travel Companion, Accupressure/ Reiki. Domestic Cleaning, Errands Etc. European. (727)642-6128 HOME HEALTHCARE Adults & Seniors, 25 Years Experience. References. Cover All Your Needs! Providing the Comforts of Home, Impeccable Care and Love. Bilingual. (727)945-3800, (727)408-5836. EXPERIENCED CARE PROVIDER Available As Companion. Mature, Professional, Non-Smoker, Light Housekeeping, Cooking, Transportation. (727)637-7457 CERTIFIED NURSES ASSISTANT Home Health Aide. Mature, Bi-Lingual, Experienced, Caregiver. Available Anytime. (727)460-8915 472. Wedding ServicesHoliday Inn Harbours ide From intimate Destination Weddings for two to gala affairs for 200 (727)595-9484 EAST BAY COUNTRY CLUB Receptions Up To 300 People www.Eas (727)584-7111 FL DESTINATION WEDDINGS Get Married on the beach from $399 INCLUDING Ceremony And Professional Pictures Lar g o Cultural CenterA Room With A View ...Overlooking Largo Central Park! 727-587-6751 BELLEAIR BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER Have Your Wedding and Reception Overlooking the Beautiful Intracoastal Waterway! (727)595-4646 GOOD TIMES DJ AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES Made-To-Order / Its Your Day! DUVAL BALLROOMClearwater Beachs Only Waterside Ballroom! Sunsets & Dolphin Sightings Are (727)683-1382 485. Help WantedGLOBAL CONNECTIONS Agents/ Reservations, Monday-Thursday, 10:30AM-7:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM-5:00PM, $10/Hour. Insurance, 401K, travel benefits, plus booking incentives. Must have computer, customer service skills. Fax resume: (727)467-9097, E-mail: 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 EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 APPOINTMENT SETTERSNeeded For Travel Club, Must Be Reliable, Speak Clearly And Read From A Pitch. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour & Commission. 30-40/Hrs. A Week. No Sales, Setting Appts. Apply In Person, Sun-Thurs, 12-8. Only Enthusiastic & Eager People Apply! American Travel Partners, Oxford Plaza, 9466 Seminole Blvd. CALL (727)393-6000 Ext-0, Speak With Janet Or Jennifer. ROOFERS AND HELPERS $10-$13 Per Hour Business Located In Largo. (727)330-7820 HOUSEKEEPERS/ GUEST ROOM Attendants: Full-Time and Part-Time needed immediately. Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 GENERAL MAINTENANCE Grounds/ building. Small Trailer Park. Send Resume: RTTP Personnel, PO Box 4642, Seminole, FL 33775 CLEANERS Taking Applications For Cleaning People: Houses, Condos, Apartments. Must Have Own Transportation. References, Drug Free. Bonnies Cleaning Company, (727)710-2811. PUBLIC WORKS FOREMAN: Organize & Supervise Employees In The Infrastructure Division. Starting At $19.16/Hr; Range to $27.79/Hr. Requirements/ Application At, Or City Hall, City Of Seminole, 9199113th Street N, Seminole. DFWP, EOE, VP. FULL TIME COOK $ 10-$ 12 pr/hr. For Largo Lunch Restaurant And Food Truck. Must Have 1 Year Kitchen Experience And Own Transportation. Email Resume To TECHNOLOGY MARKETING FIRM B-2-B Positions Available. Call Center. IB/OB, FT/PT, Benefits, Flex Hours. Call (727)789-0006 FRONT DESK Looking for a reliable, trustworthy, multi-tasker to work in our Seminole, FL office. Experience a plus but not required. We are open until 6pm or 7pm some nights, Monday-Friday. Please fax your resume to (727)397-3004. Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Di s tributor Opportunities$ 800-$ 1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance 6 APPOINTMENT SETTERS NEEDEDMust Be Reliable, Enthusiastic and Fast Paced, Speak Clearly and Read From a Pitch. Setting Travel Club Appointments. No Sales. Weekly Pay $8-10 P/Hr Or Comm. 26+ Hrs/Wk. Apply In Person Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm, (727)954-8601 Ext-0. Discover Vacations, 9117 Park Blvd. Ask For Darlene $$ Gain From Our Experience $$ GREEK CHEF, LINE COOK Small Restaurant, Port St. Lucie, FL. Provide Temporary Room and Bath (772)812-6678 AUTO MECHANIC Hourly Plus Commission Plus Bonus. Must Have Tools & References. Friendly Atmosphere! (727)798-6167. 505. Part-Time HelpRESIDENT AIDESPinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP LIFEGUARD: Supervise & Patrol Citys Pool Area. $9.48 To $9.99/Hr. Must Be Able To Work Until 10/31/14. Varying Daily Schedule. Application/ Details At Or At City Hall, City Of Seminole, 9199113th Street N, Seminole, 33772. EOE, DFWP, VP. 510. Home Care HelpCNA/ HHA NEEDED NOW FOR Home Care. Earn Up To $10/Hr. Call For Immediate Interview, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm, (727)572-7676. 515. Hospitality HelpPART-TIME CONCIERGE/ BELL Person. Mon, Wed, Fri. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. PART-TIME & FULL-TIME POSITIONS Line Cook, Prep Cook, Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPING Public Area Cleaner & Room Cleaner. Apply At 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. SUNCOAST HOSPICE FT Maintenance Technician For Our Pinellas Park Care Center. Seeking a Proven Maintenance Professional Who Has Worked in a Medical and/or Corporate Setting Previously. Fingerprinting and Pre-employment Physical Required. Drug Free Work Place, Affirmative Action Employer. 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Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 505. Part-Time Help 505. Part-Time Help PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Ches tnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast. Income Qualications. No Smoking in Building or Apartments.727-447-5701 070314 MOVE-INSPECIALS 111413 Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Tho s e Bills ?We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Experience preferred but will train the right person. This is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or pickup truck. Please visit us at sunsetadvertisingdistributors .com or contact Mr. Shiett at 727-530-5521.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!061214


6B Professional Services Leader, July 17, 2014 PROFESSIONALSERVICES 727-709-5192 Licensed & InsuredState Certified Roofing ContractorLic.#CCC1330040 chris@prideroofs.comwww.prideroofs.com013014 Is Your Pump Noisy or Producing Low Pressure?CALL EARL(727)544-0718 (727)439-2300WWW.WELLANDPUMPEXPERTS.COM Lic. #SWWM2214020614 535. Business Opportunities 515. Hospitality Help 660. Wanted to Buy 885. Autos Wanted FULL-TIME ACCOUNTS Receivable/ Payroll Clerk Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At:17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. 522. Careers 525. Medical HelpCNAs HHA s NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 Train to be a Professional Pet Groomer at Floridas Premiere Pet and Show grooming vocational trade school. Offering Hands on Training Job Placement Service Approved for Veteran Training Easy Qualifying School 042414 Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 LEARN ONLINE TRADING Private Tutor, At Your Home, Office Or Coffee Shop. (813)362-0253 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME?If you are looking to make some extra cash, the Times is looking for you. We are searching for independent distributors to sell and deliver our newspapers to stores and news racks during early morning hours. Must be able to pass background and credit check. We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 585. AuctionsANTIQUES WANTED Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 AB1769 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 615. Appliance SalesWHITE KENMORE TOP LOADER Washing Machine and GE Dryer. Pair for $250.00 OBO (727)595-1321 640. FurnitureSOFA & LOVE SEAT, Recliner, Swivel Rocker, Like New, Make Offer. (727)541-2173 $$$ WANTED $$$ OLD RECORDSLPs 45s 78s Call (727)755-1201 or (727)793-7231 700. Pets & AnimalsPaw Shaped Memorial Stones. Personalized & Engraved. Two Sizes: 16 & 13 Many Colors.(727)433-8383 755. RV Sales20 TOYOTA MOTOR HOME Dual Air, Adult Owned, Low Mileage, Great Weekender, Tailgater, Traveler, Economical. REDUCED $4,500/OBO (727)531-3979 30 SPRINGDALE BY KEYSTONE2010, Excellent Condition! 14 Slide-out, All Automatic. $14,500. For Details. (727)223-5572 810. Auto Sales HONDA ACCORD 19994 Cylinder, Ice Cold Air, Be First!$ 595 DOWNMany More to Choose From. VALUE FIRST AUTO SALES 8021 1st St N, St Pete *(727)578-2345 MERCURY VILLAGER 1999 Mini-van, 7 Passenger, Good Condition, Cold A/C Front and Rear. Asking $2,300. (727)442-5753 2007 HONDA FIT 4/DOOR 57K Miles, Automatic, AC, No Accidents, Financing, Warranty. $9,950. (727)571-1753. 2004 VW JETTA GL 77K Miles, Automatic, AC, 4/cyl, No Accidents, Financing, Warranty. $6,250. (727)571-1753. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. 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