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Mans best friend will be the star of the show when PawFest, the free event showcasing all things dogs, returns to Largo on Saturday Page 3A.Pooches to take over Largo Central Park LARGOLPD: Man used replica gun in robberies Police: Man held up Publix, Walgreens Page 8A. Volume 39, No. 28 April 12, 2018 Features Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . .14A Business . . . . . . . . . . .13A Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .4-7B County . . . . . . . . . . . . .8A Entertainment . . . . . . . . .1-3B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .10A Pet connection . . . . . . . . . .9A Police beat . . . . . . . . . . .8A Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .12A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . .11ACall 727-397-5563 For News & Advertising CITY COMMISSION LARGO FASHION EVENT By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO Commissioners agreed to pave the way for more food trucks to operate within the city April 10 when they directed staff to create an ordinance regulating the vehicles on a year-round basis. Largo currently only allows food trucks to conduct sales to the public if they have a temporary event permit. Therefore, if an establishment, such as a craft brewery, wants a food truck to serve its customers each week, then it would need the permit each time. Permits are not required, however, when a vehicle is catering private events. Mayor Woody Brown and Commissioner Jamie Robinson said at a work session at City Hall that they didnt think that approach was necessary or business friendly. I think that if they have a business tax receipt and permission from a property owner then I think they ought to be able to set up in that spot, Brown said. The Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants already conducts reviews and By CHRIS GEORGETampa Bay NewspapersLARGO An area nonprofit is rolling out the red carpet this weekend to make women with special needs look and feel beautiful. On Saturday, April 14, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo will host the Beyond Beautiful fashion event organized by Help Us Gather, a Clearwater-based nonpro t that advocates for inclusion and connects people with disabilities of all ages to social events and activities. The groups first large community outreach event will serve 70 to 80 women Officials pave way for food trucksWomen with special needs to get a night of pamperingCity leaders seeking new rules on how to handle vehicles on regular basisLong-awaited surgery gives teen a new outlook on life Photo by CHRIS GEORGELexi Banks and her mom, Kim Cashman, discuss Lexis upcoming surgery in which a new jawbone will be created using a portion of her bula. Lexi, who was born with Goldenhar Syndrome, a rare congenital condition characterized by abnormal development of the eye, ear and spine, has had more than 20 surgeries. By LOGAN MOSBYTampa Bay NewspapersIf youre a betting man, dont lay odds against Lexi Banks. Shes been beating them all of her life. Shes one tough cookie, said Tampa Bay-based surgeon Dr. Ernesto Ruas, who has known Banks most of her life. And what a life its been. Born with Goldenhar Syndrome, a rare congenital condition characterized by abnormal development of the eye, ear and spine, Lexi has more than 20 surgeries under her belt, with her biggest yet slated for next week at Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg. And despite all the 17-year-old Seminole resident has faced in her young life, shes always kept a smile on her face. IVE BEEN WAITING 17 YEARS FOR THISA M ME R RI C CA Sea SeaSugar Sand Festival returns with theme honoring U.S.CLEARWATER BEACHTheres nothing like the feel of warm, soft sand between your toes and a cool breeze through your hair. But the chance to see master sculptors turn sand into statuesque works of art can only make your trip to the countrys No. 1 beach even better. The sixth annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival kicks off Friday, April 13, on Clearwater Beach. This years theme, Sea America: A Celebration of Americas Treasures, will honor all the best America has to offer its citizens and visitors. By LOGAN MOSBY Tampa Bay NewspapersSee SUGAR SAND, page 4A Photos by LOGAN MOSBY See WOMEN, page 4A See FOOD TRUCKS, page 6A See LEXI, page 4A Use your foot to lend a hand The David Haines Memorial FootGolf Tournament to benefit the Pinellas Chapter of Special Olympics Florida will be held Saturday, April 21, at the Largo Municipal Golf Course. Each paid entry sponsors a Special Olympics athlete to participate. Page 6A.ENTERTAINMENTThe Rock ready to go on a RampageA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including Rampage, which stars Dwayne Johnson. It tells the story of when a rogue genetic experiment goes awry, mutating a gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. Other films hitting theaters include Beirut, starring Jon Hamm, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, Truth or Dare, An Ordinary Man, and The Rider. Page 1B.Church to host Suncoast SingersThe music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will be featured at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., on Saturday, as part of the Suncoast Singers of Florida spring concerts. The program will feature songs such as Phantom of the Opera, Dont Cry for me Argentina, I Dreamed a Dream, Let Us Love in Peace along with music from South Paci c, The Sound of Music and more. Page 2B.BUSINESSSales tax holidays to return this yearTheyre back. One of Floridians favorite things sales tax holidays are scheduled again this year, thanks to the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott. The rst of two is a disaster-preparedness sales tax holiday scheduled from June 1-7 to allow residents to stock up on supplies. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Page 13A.VIEWPOINTSPaul TashTariffs will hurt newspapers and readers. 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Largo 3A Leader, April 12, 2018LARGO Mans best friend will take center stage when PawFest returns to Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 13th annual event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Largo Mid-Pinellas Foundation Inc. and the city of Largo, is a free carnival that provides children and families an opportunity to interact and have fun with dogs. Largo Central Park is where children and canines can participate in games, activities, lessons and demonstrations. Vendors who specialize in petrelated products also will be on hand. Among the activities will be obedience, agility, skill and safety demonstrations, health screenings, pet identi cation and hands-on crafts. A Largo Police K-9 demonstration also will be presented. Plenty of food and beverages will be available. The event will support and raise awareness for local animal rescue organizations, and all funds raised will go back into the community through the continued volunteer work of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis Club and the Largo High School Key Club.Pups set to take over park for annual event PAWFEST RETURNS SATURDAY Photo by LOGAN MOSBYPawFest returns to Largo Central Park on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include plenty of activities, including dog costume contests. Visit for a complete schedule of events. City BriefsTeen volunteers hosting youth clothing driveLARGO The Largo Teen Volunteers are hosting a youth clothing drive through April 30 on behalf of Clothes to Kids, Inc. at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE. Clothes To Kids provides new and quality used clothing to low-income, school-aged children in Pinellas County, free of charge. Desired clothing includes clothes sizes 4 to 16 and childrens shoes size 9 and up. Youth bras, belts, purses, hats, jewelry and backpacks are also desired. Please do not donate used underwear or socks, athletic uniforms or equipment, toys or books, used pajamas or swimsuits, excessively worn clothing, baby and toddler clothing and prom and homecoming dresses or hangers. For more details, contact Jessica Crawley at or call 727-518-3016.Youth Leadership Council hosts rst teen summit LARGO The city of Largo is inviting teens to provide input on the future they envision for Largo at the rst teen summit Sunday, April 22, 4 to 6 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center. The summit, which is coordinated by the Largo Youth Leadership Council, will explore a variety of topics that are relevant to teens and empower them with the right tools and resources to work toward a better Largo. The event will include music, food, prizes and interactive stations. 041218 1019 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, FL 33770We are a full service veterinary & surgical hospital!Call Today 727-518-PETS (7387)Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm Sat. NEW OWNER Dr. Michael Certa, D.V.M. and our dog Mara Dr. Juan Carlos Molina-Brisson, D.V.M. FREEOf ce Visit For First Time Clients Offer Expires 5/3/18 Cannot be combined with other offers. Coastal Animal Clinic. TBN Offer Expires 5/3/18 Cannot be combined with other offers. Cats & Dogs Only. Coastal Animal Clinic. TBN Offer Expires 5/3/18 Cannot be combined with other offers. Coastal Animal Clinic. TBN 040518 We Do House Calls! Offering Boarding & GroomingPuppy/Kitten Care Package 1st Vaccinations Fecal Exam Deworming For puppies & kittens less than 4 mo. old. FREE EXAM!$49No of ce charge for examination. Not valid with other offers. Coupon and full payment must be presented at time of service. Exp.5/3/18 TBNGROOMING$5 OFFComplimentary Laser Therapy With Arthritis Consultation* Welcome to Tile Roof Repair Specialists 727.577.2468 Roof Leaks? Call Handyman Roo ng OVER 69,000 CUSTOMERS CANT BE WRONGCall the people you can trust! 24 Hour Service www.HandymanRoo ng.comState Certi ed Roo ng Contractors #CC-C057454 Fully Insured and Compensation Senior Discount Financing Available with approved credit Celebrating 40 YearsServing Pinellas County Since 1978 Tile Shingles Asphalt Replace Rotted Wood Roof Vents Flat Gutters Built-up Fascia & Sof ts012518 $100 OFFRoof RepairWith this ad.Minimum $500 repair work.$250 OFFFull New RoofWith this ad. 020818 1214Redken Color Retouch (substitute highlights for $30 additional)Redken Chemistry System Deep Conditioner Haircut and Blow-Dry Hot or Cold CappuccinoO er ends 4-28-18 Limit one o er per customer Hair Nails Cappuccino BarCall 727-545-1905 CELEBRATING 29 YEARS IN BUSINESS5848 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg www.salonvolo.com041218 THIS OFFER AVAILABLE AS A GIFT CERTIFICATE.70% O Color, Haircut & Style!Your Experience Will Include: Consultation$3995Only


And now that smile will become a whole lot brighter, thanks to Ruas and his team. Lexi, who was born with no right ear and no mandible on the right side of her face, will undergo next week the second of two surgeries to realign the structure of her face, while creating a brand new jawbone grafted from bone harvested from her own leg. And although the surgery is expected to take around 10 hours, for Lexi, its been a lifetime in the making.On the afternoon of Jan. 22, Lexi woke up in her hospital room, drowsy, in pain and nauseated but she was happy. She had just undergone the rst of two surgeries that will create a right mandible for her face. Ruas, who specializes in craniofacial surgery, had just realigned the top portion of Lexis jaw, which set the stage for the rest of the work to be done. While not the most painful of her surgeries, Lexi said it was one of the more frustrating. I didnt have much pain but there was a lot of swelling and I couldnt eat anything, Lexi said, adding that she lost 10 pounds following the surgery. Lexis mother, Kim Cashman, was by her side the whole time, and watched as she struggled in those initial days. Its hard to see her like that, Cashman said. Normally she bounces right back, so I know she really wasnt feeling well. But Lexi has always been a ghter. By day two, the petite high school junior had dispensed with the pain medication and by day three, she was ready to head home. After more than 20 surgeries, Lexi and her mom have become accustomed to the post-op recovery process. What they were both unprepared for this time around, however, was the overwhelming outpouring of support from the community. From nurses to neighbors to complete strangers, Lexi and her story have touched the lives of those around her. Cashman said so many people have come forward to show their support for Lexi, many of them complete strangers. We had a church youth group come by the house and pray with us, Cashman said. People will see us in the store or in our driveway and stop to speak to us. Its just been amazing. Lexi, often a victim of schoolyard bullies, said one such bully, after learning a bit more about her, has come forward and apologized. A person who used to push me around in the bathroom came to me, messaged me, and said she was sorry and she was crying, Lexi said. Lexis story even grabbed the attention of officials with Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital, who called Cashman during her daughters stay in the hospital. They said we want you to know we read about Lexi and her story and we have been following whats going on, Cashman said. I was sitting there, stressing about all of it, thinking about all the medical bills and out of the blue, they called me. Cashman said what happened next was as unexpected as it is life-altering. According to Cashman, the hospital has decided to sponsor Lexi and will pick up the cost of her surgery, as well as any future surgeries or hospital stays she might need. Cashman said she was overwhelmed by the hospitals generosity. Its phenomenal, Cashman said. It takes such a huge weight off of us. While recovering from her last surgery, Lexi took time away from her school work to be honored by the Suncoast Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. The council selects students for the Yes, I Can award, who have excelled in the arts and academics in the face of adversity. Lexi was selected to represent Pinellas Park High School. I felt proud of myself, to be able to show a different perspective to people and to represent my high school, Lexi said of the award. Its Lexis dedication to make the best of any situation that earned the respect of Lisa CurzioBlake, a deaf and hard of hearing counselor for Pinellas County schools. Despite all of her medical issues, shes still very tenacious and resilient with her academics, Curzio-Blake said. Shes just a great kid a real fighter, she said. She always tries to stay positive. Its a part of her spirit, she continued. Shes a sweet but strong young lady.For someone who has stood out for most of her life, Lexi said she is most looking forward to fitting in especially for her senior year. Ive been waiting 17 years for this, Lexi said. Ill be able to eat properly and talk better and nally have a good smile. For all of her excitement, Lexi has no illusions about her recovery. Its going to be a long surgery and the recovery is going to suck, she said with a laugh. And although the surgery is just a few days away now, Ruas and his team have been laying the groundwork for months. Several months ago, Ruas took a 3D CAT scan of Lexis face, which allowed him to perform virtual surgery thanks to the digital images. Ruas has been able to map out ahead of time exactly how the surgery will proceed, which will cut its length considerably. Lexis condition is known as hemifacial microsomia, a condition where one side of her face is underdeveloped. To address this, Ruas will harvest a portion of Lexis bula, including an artery to maintain its own blood supply, and transfer it to her face, creating a lower right jawbone. This procedure was attempted once when Lexi was younger, but because the bone was immature, it disintegrated over time. It also didnt have its own blood supply that time, Ruas said. This time there is a much better chance. The surgery is so delicate that Ruas will be working to connect millimeters of veins and arteries with sutures only as thin as a hair on Lexis head. It gets a little tricky, Ruas said. Once her new jawbone is in place, Ruas will insert a custom titanium plate to hold it all together. Its basically fancy carpentry, he said of the operation. Ruas, who takes yearly trips to South America to perform cleft palate surgeries on children, has been a reconstructive surgeon for 30 years. He said it is a joy to work with children like Lexi, who never give up. We grew up together, he said of Lexi. I grew old and shes grown into a poised young lady.With her surgery just days away, Lexi said she is already looking forward to summer, and laments all that she will miss out on during her recovery. Summers coming up and Im not going to be able to do much, she said, adding that she is more worried about boredom than she is the pain of recovery. But boredom is a small price to pay for a new lease of life and Lexi said she has big plans on the horizon but rst she wants to give back to those who have given her so much. Lexi will return to where her academic life started Cross Bayou Elementary just three days before her surgery to volunteer with children. Cross Bayou is home to special programs for the deaf, hard of hearing and blind students in Pinellas County. Its there that Lexi rst found her voice and her drive to excel academically. The deaf and hard of hearing community is a tight knit community, Curzio-Blake said. Shes got a lot of people who support and love her.4A Largo Leader, April 12, 2018 Around LargoSt. Patrick School to host Spring CarnivalLARGO St. Patrick School, 1501 Trotter Road, will host its rst Spring Carnival on Friday-Sunday, April 13-15. The event will feature rides, food trucks and a marketplace of vendors. It will be held 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for each day cost $25 at the gate or $20 when purchased in advance. A band to ride all weekend costs $60 at the gate and $50 in advance. Tickets will be on sale after Masses at the church April 6-7, and can be purchased through the school of ce or by contacting Patty Ruppel at 727-581-4865.Church to host annual sock-hopLARGO The Florida 50s Original Rocker dance group will hold its 19th annual Spring Fling Sock-Hop on Saturday, April 14, 6 to 10 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road. The band, The Impacs, will provide entertainment. Food and a cash bar will be provided by the church, and snacks and nostalgic goodies will be offered. Tickets are $10 per person at the door or in advance and children younger than age 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity. For information, call 727-688-7875 or 813-837-3335. The Original Rockers, Inc. is a nonpro t organization participating in community functions in the Tampa Bay area.Shredding, recycling event slated for April 21LARGO The city of Largo will host a ShredFest event Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Starkey Road Recycling Center, 1551 Starkey Road. The drive-through event allows residents to bring up to ve boxes of documents for free and secure on-site shredding and recycling. There is no need to remove staples, paper clips or rubber bands. To learn more about ShredFest or other upcoming sustainability events, visit or call 727-587-6760. Largo Central ParkLargo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive; the Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive; and the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. To contact the library, call 727-587-6715.Library to host Family History Assistance DayLARGO The semiannual Family History Assistance Day will be held Saturday, April 14, noon to 4 p.m., in Jenkins Community Wing Room A on the rst oor of the Largo Public Library. The event offers one-on-one family research assistance. Participants are urged to bring family history notes and USB drive to record new discoveries, as a volunteer researcher will hunt for data online. Volunteers will assist attendees on a rst-come, rst-served basis and also will be available in the Genealogy Center to introduce visitors to the print collection through tours and will assist on the use of materials. For more information, contact Bob Bryan at or call 727-595-4521.Central Park to host live music on third FridaysLARGO Largo Central Park will feature live music, local food vendors, beer and wine on the third Friday of each month through April. Each month will feature a local headliner from 7 to 10 p.m. Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Nuthin Fancy will close out the series April 20. This event is free to attend. For more information, visit LargoEvents. com.Catch a movie at Central ParkLARGO Bring a blanket or chair to Largo Central Park to enjoy a free movie on the lawn each Friday this spring from 6:30 to 10 p.m. A family-friendly movie will be offered and concessions will be available for purchase. Visit for weather updates. The park has four large speakers, but attendees also can bring a portable radio or headset and tune to 107.9 FM to bring the sound directly to their blanket or chair. For more information, visit society to hold monthly workshopLARGO A monthly ukulele workshop will be held at the Largo Public Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, the workshop provides an introduction to the ukulele. A limited number of instruments will be supplied by the society, so participants are urged to bring their own if you have one. For more information, call 727-587-6715, email libraryinfo@largo. com, or visit Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit or call 727-518-3016.Family Fun Run series continuesLARGO The Family Fun Run Series will continue with the Family Nature Trail Run on Saturday, April 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex. A pancake breakfast, included in the fee, will follow the race. Preregistration is recommended. The cost is $20 for each family and $10 per person. For more information, email to hold Gaming, Comic Convention LARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host the rst Largo Playcon on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In partnership with M&M Video Games, the family-friendly event is for fans of all ages with an appreciation for gaming and comics. Featured will be vendors catering to these interests that include toys and collectibles, artwork, apparel, comic books, games and more. There will also be gaming competitions and free play, a costume contest, cosplay guest and a chance to meet local comic book artists. Event wristbands are on sale now and can be purchased at Highland Recreation, M&M Video Games locations and online at The cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Children age 4 and younger get in free. For more information, call 727-587-6740, ext. 2104, or visit Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 727-518-3125 for recreation or 727-518-3126 for the pool. Visit or Garage Sale slated for April 14LARGO Largos Recreation Department will hold its rst garage sale for childrens items at Southwest Recreation Complex on Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items on sale will include clothing, toys, books, furniture, bedding and accessories.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit or call 727-518-3131.Center to host nancial planning workshopsLARGO The Largo Community Center hosts nancial planning workshops to help participants manage their money and estate to peak performance. See LARGO, page 5A WOMEN, from page 1A with special needs by providing them with a glamorous evening to inspire con dence and friendship, according to HUG founder Robin Lally. The women are able to come and experience a night of glamour and pampering for the rst half and then were having an inner beauty fashion show in the second half, she said of the event, which costs guests just $5 to attend. Lally said HUG also has partnered with Miss America and Miss International organizations and 10 title-holding beauty queens from all over the state will be attending and taking photos with participants. The Belleair Shore resident said the pampering will start right away when the women walk into red carpet entry where a photographer will take their photos and a pair of beauty queens will pose with them. From there, they will move on to hair, makeup and nail stations, a glamour table, where each guest will take home two pieces of jewelry, and a friendship table, where guests can connect with others. Lally said the second half of the event will include a pageant highlighting inner beauty and will award several inspirational women. Also, each woman who attends will be invited to walk the runway and tell everyone why shes beautiful. We just wanted to honor women across all different abilities and show that whats really important after glamming up and having fun with being beautiful is our inner beauty, she said. Lally said the event has attracted a distinguished crowd, including several disability advocates and board members and administrators from Miss America and Miss Wheelchair. In fact, shes been so encouraged by the feedback and the partnership with the St. Paul Handicapable Ministry that she hopes to turn it into an annual event. Its our first big community outreach event, she said, adding that she expects about 200 guests, which includes family and caregivers. We definitely have been working hard at it and paying attention to all of the details because we want it to be really special and memorable. The goal is to have every woman that attends leave with a sense of friendship, con dence and inclusion. Lally also emphasized that the event is not a fundraiser because its purpose is solely to support the women. Its really about creating that sisterhood between the women and the community, she said. For those who wish to attend, Lally said there is still time to sign up by visiting beyond-beautiful. Photo courtesy of ROBIN LALLYRobin Lally, founder of Help Us Gather, poses recently with two women with special needs who will be honored during the Beyond Beautiful event April 14 Andrea Spensiero, left, and Heidi Fenton, right. Spensiero will receive a crown in the events Fearless category and Fenton will be awarded with a crown in the Inspirational category. During the 10-day festival, approximately 1,000 tons of world famous sugar sands will be creatively carved into the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit by 12 world-class artists, and showcased in an artistic walk-through display in a 21,000-square-foot tent. Mark Mason, owner of Team Sandtastic and six-year competitor, said the festival offers sculptors the opportunity to really showcase their talents. I really like the diversity of what we can carve each year, Mason said. We have a theme each year, but are able to take it in so many different directions. English sculptor Raymond Wirick attended high school in Florida but his home is across the pond. Being able to come back each year to visit friends is a big draw for him. I cant pass on the opportunity to come hang out with my mates, Wirick said. But sculpting is his real passion and the festival gives him the chance to do both. I was already a sculptor, said the 25-year veteran. It was just a matter of learning to work with sand. But then again, we all like to build sandcastles, dont we? The festival also will include a variety of other free activities such as corn hole tournaments, water slides, bounce houses, a giant sandbox for kids and a sandbar. The event traditionally includes sand-sculpting clinics, speed sand demonstrations, a childrens play area, and extended Sunsets at Pier 60 hours. A Master Sand Sculpting Competition will be set inside the exhibit tent and sculptors will spend three days creating a themed masterpiece, giving visitors an opportunity to watch the sculptors at work, and the completed works will be on display during the remainder of the event. Live entertainment will be available on the two weekends of the festival and is as follows: Friday, April 13: Chris McCarty from 1 to. 4 p.m. Tobacco Road from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Soul Circus Cowboys from 4 to 6 p.m. The Black Honkeys from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Chris McCarty and Band from 2 to 5 p.m. Mystik NRG from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, April 20 Chris McCarty from 1 to. 4 p.m. Pirate Flag from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Bus Stop Band from 4 to 6 p.m. Reverend Barry & The Funk from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Riley Biederer from 2 to 5 p.m. Storm Bringer from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Festival organizer Lisa Chandler said that while the event is lighthearted and fun, attendees can also have an impact on the Clearwater community. The festival will host a Master Sand Sculpting contest, which will open on Saturday, April 14. Eight sculptors will compete for a $7,000 prize and will be selected by festivalgoers. The competition, Your Change Helps Create Change, will collect pennies, dimes and dollars via donation boxes throughout the display. All funds raised will be donated to Sandy Lane Elementary, Chandler said. Admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 for adults, $6 for students ages 6 to 17 years old, and $8 for those 55 and older, military personnel, police of cers, re ghters and teachers (proper identi cation required). Children 5 and younger will be admitted free of charge with adult purchase. Adult and senior tickets include a complimentary souvenir photo. SUGAR SAND, from page 1A Photo SUBMITTEDLexi Banks and mom, Kim Cashman, attended the 2018 Yes, I Can awards banquet. Lexi was selected by the Council for Exceptional Children to represent Pinellas Park High School. LEXI, from page 1A Beyond BeautifulWHO: Women of 14 years or older and of all abilities are invited to attend. WHAT: A celebratory fashion event. 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Largo 5A Leader, April 12, 2018A workshop titled 3 Questions that Predict Future Quality of Life will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 11 to noon. It will be led by held by instructor Gene A. Melamud of Raymond James Investments. From 6 to 7 p.m., Melamud will hold a course called Thriving in Retirement. The cost is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 727-518-3131 or stop at the front desk to add your name to the interest list.Classes and lessons Adult tap and ballet classes: Tap classes are Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ballet classes are Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. For an additional cost, participants may stay for a choreography class that builds off the technique taught each week. Tap Technique is $4.50 for members and the combination class is $7 for members. Ballet classes cost $7.50 per class for members. Ukulele lessons: Hourlong private lessons are $25. Students must provide their own ukulele. Instructor Michael Desselle will focus on basic chords, timing, strumming and learning melodies.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 727-895-9073. Sunday Social Dance: Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to t every taste. Cost is $10.Bimonthly events Free matinee movies: Every other Thursday, 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Limited refreshments will be sold and movie fun facts will be provided.Monthly events Free movies: First Wednesdays at 1 p.m., and third Fridays at 7 p.m. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and are shown with closed captioning when available. Light concessions will be available. Check the Largo Lantern or call 727-518-3131 for a listing of movies. Group meetingsLargo Womans ClubLARGO The Largo Womans Club meets the rst Tuesday of each month at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sign-in at 11:15 a.m. The next meeting will be held May 1. The cost is $8, which includes lunch. There will be no speaker because the meeting will include the installation of of cers. The next meeting will be in September. Noti cation of that meeting and speaker will be published in August. Meetings and fundraisers are open to all women, and Largo residency is not required to attend. For more information, call Rita at 727-447-1808 or Ginny at 321-288-1239.American Legion Post 119LARGO American Legion Post 119, at 130 First Ave. SW, will host several events that are open to the public. Lunches are served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring burgers and specials each day. Friday Night Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m., with music by Karaoke DJ Bill Johnson, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $7.25 for shrimp or a four-piece chicken dinner or all-you-can-eat fried sh. It is served with rolls, french fries and coleslaw. Saturday Night Dinners are served 5 to 8 p.m., with music by various artists weekly, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $8.25 and includes bacon-wrapped filet mignon served with a salad, baked potato and rolls. Coffee is $1. Sons of the American Legion Post 119 sponsor Wing Madness every Monday night, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy chicken wings served hot, mild, barbecue, butter and garlic and spicy barbecue for $5 for six or $8 for 12. French fries and onion rings are available. Bob Swenson provides music, 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics, Fisher House at Bay Pines, and American Legion National Child Welfare Foundation and National Emergency Fund.VFW Post 10094LARGO VFW Post 10094, at 14450 Walsingham Road, offers several events each week that are open to the public. Each Monday, Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs are served beforehand for $3. On Tuesday afternoons, Trivia Time is held, 2 to 4 p.m. and darts are offered starting at 7 p.m. Each Thursday, dinner is served, 6 to 7 p.m. for $6 to $7. A different meal is served each week, and entertainers vary from week to week. Friday is Karaoke With Mollie, which begins at 6 p.m., with hot dogs and hamburgers offered, 6 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment is on Friday, Saturday and Sundays inside and outside, weather permitting. All are welcome, but you must have a current membership card to be served alcohol. Proceeds benefit the Bill Young VA Hospital programs, the VFW National Home, Sea Cadet Youth activities and the Boy Scouts.Largo Lions ClubLARGO The Largo Lions Club meets on the rst and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tailgaters, 13847 Walsingham Road. The club is a network of volunteers who serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. For more information, email or visit Club of Largo/Mid-PinellasLARGO The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at The Suncoast Caf, 1921 West Bay Drive. Each meeting features a speaker and fellowship over a meal, where members plan service and fundraising projects Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 to serve the children of the world and at the local level. For more information, visit or call 727-536-0412.Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic ClubLARGO The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Acropol Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road. Meetings have a featured speaker and generally candidates for local and state of ces attend. The club serves the entire central Pinellas area. Food is available to purchase at the restaurant. For more information, contact club president Mary Lou Ambrose at 727-433-4045 or visit largodemocrats. com.Republican Club of Greater LargoLARGO The Republican Club of Greater Largo meets on the third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfanos Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. Meeting starts with dinner followed by a speaker. The Republican Club of Greater Largo serves the entire central Pinellas area, welcoming Republicans from Belleair Bluffs, the beaches, Feather Sound and Largo. For more information, call club President Ed Hooper at 727-458-4751. 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6A Largo Leader, April 12, 2018FootGolf tournament to bene t Special Olympics LARGO The David Haines Memorial FootGolf Tournament to benefit the Pinellas Chapter of Special Olympics Florida will be held Saturday, April 21, at the Largo Municipal Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. Registration for the event, which substitutes soccer for golf balls, will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Play will begin at 10 a.m. and continue for the nine-hole course until noon, but participants may complete the 18-hole course. Prizes, however, will be awarded on scores from nine holes only. The Golf Course Caf will be open for lunch, and water will be furnished throughout the tournament. The cost is $20 per person and $20 per virtual player for those wishing to contribute but not actually play. Each entry fee includes nine holes and an opportunity to win prizes. Each paid entry sponsors a Special Olympics athlete to participate. An adult must accompany players age 13 and younger. No cleats will be allowed on the course. Players may bring their own regulation size 5 soccer ball or one will be provided. A silent auction will be conducted throughout the tournament and each player will receive a special swag bag. Registration can be completed online at specialolympicsflorida. org/pinellas/foot-golf-scramble. For more information, contact Beth Langley at or Julie Brecher at JulieBrecher@ so .org or 727-439-1968. The tournament has been renamed in honor of Haines, who died in November. He was the Special Olympics Pinellas County coordinator from 2000-2017 and was well-loved and respected by athletes, coaches, parents and colleagues as he began his special education career at Countryside High School and Tyrone Middle School. He was inducted into the Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame in March 2017.Annual event to feature art, books, brewLARGO The 11th annual Art Hops will take place Saturday, April 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Largo Public Library. The event showcases the library, local art, crafts, artisans and craft breweries. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view unique items for purchase, bid on silent auction items, enjoy brews from local pubs and breweries and sample tasty treats from local restaurants. Featured artists will be Craig Bone and Zen Glass Studio. Participating breweries and eateries include Evermore Caf, Tailgators, Frankies Patriot BBQ, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, 3 Daughters Brewing, Barley Mow, Arkane Aleworks and more. Proceeds benefit the Greater Largo Library Foundation and provides funding for programs, services and equipment for the library that fall outside of the city budget. Tickets, which can be purchased online at or at the gate, are $25 for each person and $35 to include the craft brew garden. For more information, call 727-586-7398. health inspections and licenses the trucks, so Brown said the city wouldnt need extensive regulations. Piling a whole lot of regulation on top of what they are already going through doesnt make a whole lot of sense if we are trying to promote moving forward in this city and business, he said. Economic Development coordinator Karisa Rojas-Norton said staff reviewed regulations from several neighboring communities, and requirements are different for each. Clearwater, for instance, doesnt allow the vehicles on a regular basis. Brown recommended not allowing them to operate in or near residential areas, and they would only need to have a business tax receipt, permission from the property owner and a state license. They also would need proof of a fire department inspection. Robinson, who asked city staff to look into regulations in December, said the changes would be good for businesses and the public. The amount of food trucks that we would be opening the city of Largo up to would be hundreds, he said. Commissioner Curtis Holmes said he was concerned about what that influx would mean for local restaurants. Are we going to have unfair competition for a local restaurant? he said. I mean these local restaurants have enough trouble here. Community Development Director Carol Stricklin said that concern is one of the reasons the City Commission decided not to move forward with a pilot program in 2011 that wouldve allowed up to 15 permits within non-residential private property. Since then, we know a lot more about the industry, Stricklin said. Really, the trucks are not competing with brick-and-mortar restaurants. Its a different market. Robinson echoed those comments. They are not going to park out in front of a Taco Bell and take business from them, he said. Thats not their M.O. (modus operandi). They go in there, they are there for a couple of hours, lunchtime, and then theyre on to wherever they go next. And its probably not going to be in Largo. I dont see it as a negative. I see it as a positive just to open up the city of Largo to more business. He added that food trucks are typically invited by an establishment, so they probably wouldnt be a threat to local restaurants. I dont think you are going to have a rogue food truck just driving into Largo and parking on West Bay and saying hey were open for lunch, he said. Thats not what they do. Stricklin also recommended not allowing the trucks to set up on vacant properties. She added that staffs next step will be to get feedback from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, the trucks registered with the city, the Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association and from businesses within the city that may have an interest in hosting food trucks. Photo by JIM MCAVADDYA roseate spoonbill looks for food at Taylor Lake Park in Largo recently. 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Largo 7A Leader, April 12, 2018The process of transferring land from government to private ownership has a long history in our country, and even a longer history if we look back before the formation of the United States. Examining key ways in which that transfer took place can reveal both a history of the development of the United States as well as sets of records that pertain to our ancestors. In this article, we will look at three ways that land changed hands between the government and private individuals. Over the years there were many programs that opened public land to individual ownership, but the three we will address here are probably the most important for genealogical purposes. The first method of land transfer was a simple cash purchase. The land act of 1785 was the rst attempt of the United States government to sell land. It was not particularly successful even at the price of about $1.25 per acre because the government required so many acres to be purchased at one time: 640 acres, or one square mile. But over time the kinks were worked out and selected plots of land were put on the market to be purchased by private individuals with greater success. Though documentation was generated in these transactions, often the only piece of paper was a bill of sale kept by the government. But the purchaser ended up with a document from the government showing legal transfer of ownership of the land. That document was called a land patent. The second method of land transfer we will talk about is bounty land. This was essentially free land given to soldiers in connection with their service. Sometimes it was used to incentivize enlistment, and sometimes it was used to reward loyal service. The U.S. government used bounty lands in every war from the Revolutionary War up to but not including the Civil War. The amount of land that a soldier received basically depended on the rank, with privates receiving 50 to 100 acres and generals receiving upwards of 1,000 acres. After each applicable war, the government designated tracts of land, usually on the frontier, wherein soldiers could select their land and exchange their warrant for an ownership document, that again being a land patent. The records generated from the transfer are not voluminous, consisting of mainly the warrant, survey, and the land patent. But even those meager documents can provide proof of service and locate land that may have been in your family for generations. The reason bounty land was not used during and after the Civil War brings us to our third method of land transfer, and that is homesteading. The rst homestead act became effective in 1862 after it was signed by Abraham Lincoln. It essentially gave 160 acres to quali ed individuals if they would live on and improve the land for ve years. The nal transfer of Homestead Land from the government to the homesteader was made official again by the land patent. Working up to the issuance of the land patent, several other documents were generated. Those include various affidavits, plat maps, witness statements, etc. They chronicle the surveying of the land, the quali cations of the individual to apply for a homestead, the homesteaders statement that the requirements to take possession of the land had been met, witness statements af rming what the homesteader swore to, and the ever-present land patent. You will notice that in each of the land transfer processes described above, the final step, which was legal transfer of land ownership from the government to an individual, was the issuance of a land patent. You can think of this as the rst deed, but since it was a transfer from the government, that piece of paper has the special designation of land patent. The document called the deed, with which we are all familiar, is the document that transfers ownership of land from one private individual to another. The records generated from each of the land transfer processes described above ended up at the governmental land of ce in Washington in a le called the land entry case file. As indicated, some of those files may contain only a few pieces of paper, with the homestead le probably containing the most. Over time those land entry case les were transferred to the national archives and can be requested from there using the process described on the website Requesting the le from the national archives requires that you know some information originally recorded on the land patent that the landowner received from the government. You can most likely nd that information in the land patents which are digitized and online at the Bureau of Land Management website The database is easily searchable, and when the land patent is found, it can be printed or downloaded for your records. The information contained on the land patent will facilitate ordering the complete land entry case le from the national archives. If you go to the Largo Library, you can get free access to a subscription website called It also gives you information on people who acquired land from the government, and ties in nicely to the Bureau of Land Management website previously mentioned. There are other websites that can also aid in the search for property documents. Familiar standbys such as,,, and can easily be searched for occurrences of your ancestors name. Print resources are also available, and the Genealogy Center at Largo Public Library is one place to go to access those. The government has sold or given away over 1 billion acres of land and granted over 5 million land patents. It is no wonder that spending time looking at the three land transfer methods we discussed may be pro table in your family research. The Pinellas Genealogy Society of fers free classes at the Largo Public Library that deal with the topics of bounty land, property research basics, and the Homestead Act. Check the class list frequently at a tab on the PGS Blog ( pgs.blogspot. com) to see when they come up on the schedule.Government land transfers yield records for genealogists Genealogy exposedPeter Summers Photo courtesy of LEELEY MYERSMembers of Chapel-By-The-Sea and staff members of Habitat for Humanity pause recently after helping to build a home from the ground up on 19th Avenue Southwest in Largo. 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8A County Leader, April 12, 2018 Police BeatLPD: Man in disguise robbed 2 businesses with replica gunLARGO A Largo man who police said robbed a Publix and Walgreens in disguise this past week was arrested April 5 and charged with robbery with a rearm. Police said Frank Bignotti Jr., 38, began the night of April 3 by using a gun to rob the Publix at 857 West Bay Drive, but ed with only a can of chewing tobacco after the clerk couldnt access the cash register. Police said he tried again the night of April 4 when he robbed the Walgreens at 2991 Roosevelt Blvd. In both cases, police said Bignotti wore the same hat and wig, carried a Publix recycling bag and displayed or pointed a gun at the clerks. After Wednesday nights robbery, however, police said Bignotti was captured on video and told witnesses he was avoiding the police. After entering a nearby bar, where Bignotti got rid of his hoodie, wig, and Publix bag, police said he caught a taxicab. Police said of cers located the cab and arrested Bignotti, who was carrying the replica handgun he used in each robbery. Bignotti was charged with two counts of robbery with a rearm and one count of resisting an of cer without violence. He remains in Pinellas County Jail awaiting trial.Dunedin man arrested on simple battery charges involving childrenDUNEDIN A Dunedin man was arrested April 8 on a count of luring or enticing a child and two counts of simple battery. Pinellas County Sheriffs Of ce detectives were able to identify the suspect, Jeff Stephen Mills, 53, through citizen tips and various investigative techniques During their investigation, detectives received additional information that Mills had made contact with two 12-year-old males near the intersection of Lakewood Drive and Dogwood Drive in Dunedin April 6, at about 5 p.m. and hugged them without their permission, sheriffs reports said. Once in custody, detectives interviewed Mills who admitted to making contact with and hugging the 12-year-old males. Mills also admitted to talking to an 8-yearold male, but denied telling the child that he knew his father and that he was told to pick him up. Mills also denied getting out of his vehicle, reports said. Mills was taken to the Pinellas County Jail without incident. The investigation continues.Biker injured in Seminole crashSEMINOLE A 47-year-old St. Petersburg man suffered injuries to his lower extremities when a vehicle struck his motorcycle about 8:14 p.m. April 1 on Ridge Road just north of Park Boulevard in Seminole. Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Major Accident Investigation Team say Ellen Smith, 75, of Seminole was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, traveling west on Park Boulevard, when she made a northbound turn onto Ridge Road. Deputies say Smith made an error while making the turn unto Ridge Road and began to travel brie y in the southbound left turn lane. Robert Schuster was operating a 2009 HarleyDavidson motorcycle, traveling south on Ridge Road, approaching the intersection of Park Boulevard in the left turn lane when Smith struck his motorcycle. Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Schuster to Bayfront Medical Center. Deputies say neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in the crash. Frank Bignotti Jr. Jeff Mills By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersCLEARWATER Pinellas County collected more than $54 million in tourist development taxes in scal year 2017. The money pays for a number of necessities that support the tourism industry as allowed by state statute. Tourist development tax, aka bed tax, is collected when someone rents an accommodation for six months or less. The current tax is 6 percent. The money goes into a trust fund and the County Commission decides how it is spent. Currently, 60 percent goes to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Area Convention Visitors Bureau and pays for operations at Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, which is responsible for marketing and advertising the county as a tourist destination. The remaining 40 percent goes toward other allowable expenses, including beach nourishment, an elite event funding program and capital project funding program. Over the years, bed tax money has helped build a stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays and spring training facilities for the Clearwater Threshers and Dunedin Blue Jays, as well as other sports and recreation facilities. It has been used for tourist attractions, such as the Dal Museum, Ruth Eckerd Hall and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Thanks to a bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the governor, a new list of projects that benefit tourism are eligible for funding. The new law goes into effect July 1. Assistant County Attorney Michael Zas provided an overview of how changes in state statute would affect bed tax spending during the March 21 meeting of the Tourist Development Council. One of the key changes relates to beach nourishment. Added to the list of allowed uses for beach park facilities or beaches is channel, estuary or lagoon improvements and construction of beach groins. TDC member Phil Henderson, president and CEO of StarLite Cruises, said T-groins were a very positive thing, which have been proven as a way to hold the beach in place. He said T-groins stop the movement of sand to other areas after beach nourishment projects, which is a problem especially on Clearwater Beach and around Johns Pass. He said having more T-groins along the beach would hopefully stop the need for more nourishment. Another key change in the statute, and perhaps the biggest, is the ability to use bed tax money for public facilities that would increase tourist-related business activities. Bed tax money can now be used to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate or nance public facilities if the public facilities are needed to increase tourist-related business activities, according to the bill amending the state statute. Tax money can be used to acquire land and improve it, as well as for design and engineering costs, and all other professional and related costs required. A public facility is de ned as a major capital improvement with a life expectancy of ve or more years, including but not limited to transportation, sanitary sewer, solid waste, drainage, potable water and pedestrian facilities. However, bed taxes can be used for public facilities only under certain conditions, including the county collecting at least $10 million in taxes the preceding year, which is not a problem in Pinellas. 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Pet Connection 9A Leader, April 12, 2018Pets of the weekSummers in Florida are hot. Its no wonder that during the summer months we see increased cases of heat stroke in pets. Dont worry, we have some important tips to remember this summer to keep your pets cool and how to recognize that your pet may be getting overheated. Heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia, is caused by a higher than normal temperature. This condition requires veterinary care immediately since it is life-threatening. Any animal that is exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time is at risk of developing heat stroke. The most common situation that occurs is an animal is left in the car in the summer heat without proper ventilation. Other situations include being left outside without adequate shade and water or being exercised for excessive periods of time in the heat (such as running around at the dog park). Something else to be aware of are predisposing factors for heat stroke. Pets that are obese are at greater risk than those that are at an ideal weight. Also, pets that are considered brachycephalic breeds such as Boston terriers, pugs and Persian cats are at a greater risk due to the conformation of their nose and airway. As the owner, it is important for you to recognize heat stroke. When heat stroke is beginning to affect your pet, they will typically begin excessively panting while becoming restless. Hypersalivation (excessive drooling) can also occur. As the pet becomes more distressed, they begin to become wobbly when standing which leads them to collapse. In the more serious stages, your pet may exhibit blue or bright red gums due to respiratory dif culty and elevated blood pressure and temperature. Finally, without treatment, heat stroke victims begin to seizure and at this point without any intervention, most pets will succumb to the disease. If you are concerned that your pet may be having a heat stroke these are some things you can do: Get your pet out of the heat and into an air-conditioned environment if possible. You can direct a fan at them to increase cool air ow Begin cooling your pet with wet towels. The best place to apply is the back of the neck, groin, and armpits. Wetting the paw pads and ear aps will also cool your pet. You may offer water to your pet if they are interested in drinking but do not force water down your pets mouth. Begin transporting your pet to the nearest veterinary facility. The best way to treat heat stroke is to prevent it from ever happening. You can prevent heat stroke by remembering to: Limit time outdoors during extremely high temperatures Be sure your pet is not over-exercised and takes breaks to cool down while outdoors Provide your pet with ample shade and water when out in the heat Never leave your pet in the car for any amount of time, even in cooler weather Know how your pets breed and physical condition can affect their risk of developing heat stroke By knowing the symptoms of heat stroke and how to prevent it, you can ensure that you and your furry family member can enjoy the summer safely. Marie C. Raver is a veterinarian at Oakhurst V eterinary Hospital. Raver has a special interest in dentistry and surgery.Heat stroke: Keeping your pet cool this summer Speaking of PetsMarie C. Raver, DVM SammiSammi is an independent girl. She is happy to keep to herself but will welcome attention from her humans. She likes to play, and could use some structured playtime to help her trim down a bit. Sammi is a 6-yearold calico. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and her adoption fee is $40. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit StripeExquisitely marked with orange and black fur and beautiful eyes, Stripe is a treasure. Less than 1 year old, she thinks other cats and children are ne and is completely vetted and microchipped. Call Save Our Strays at 727-545-1116 to meet Stripe in her St. Petersburg foster home. To view more felines, visit LanceLances front leg was amputated but it doesnt stop him from following you and being a sweet little shadow. He is very quiet and sweet as sugar. This Shih-Tzu mix weighs 11 pounds and is 6 years old. He is housetrained. Lance is neutered, current on his shots, microchipped and on heartworm prevention. To submit an application, visit www.viprescue. org. TJTJ is a happy, lively boy. He is looking for a home with a strong leader and lots of love. TJ loves his afternoon walks and would love to be part of an active household. He is a 2-year-old, 68-pound black mouth cur mix. TJ is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. His adoption fee is $200. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit petpalanimalshelter. com. Dot Named Dot since she has a small dot on her tabbycolored back, she also has lovely facial markings and expressive eyes. This sweet, friendly kitty is a mama cat to four kittens born in February. Why not adopt Dot and one of her kittens? Call Save Our Strays at 727-545-1116 for details. SOS cats are completely vetted and microchipped. To view more felines, visit JackGlorious in his golden coat, this 3-year-old Lab mix is just learning how freedom feels. At 23 pounds, Jack far outweighs his petite mom, but having spent his entire life in a warehouse, is still new to running and playing. Sensitive and shy, he has neither been socialized nor trained, and Canine Estates volunteers are working with him to make up for lost time. Email director@ or call 727-412-0558. MaddieMaddie is thought to be a 6.5-year-old 15.7-pound Yorkie/ Silky terrier. She is current on her shots, microchipped, spayed, had a dental and on heartworm prevention. Maddie loves other dogs and people too. She makes a game of snagging other dogs toys and chews. She loves belly rubs, cuddles and kisses too. She appears to be house trained and good on a leash. Dog parks and car rides are on her wish list. To welcome Maddie to your heart and home, you must submit an application online at LeilaThe appealing look on her lovely face says it all: Please love me and let me love you. At 10 years of age, Leila, the tender 13-pound rat terrier mix, despite having come from a cruel hoarding situation, shows only sweetness to everyone she meets. 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10A Outdoors Leader, April 12, 2018 Photo by ROGER FRAMPTONA dolphin rises from the water in Jacks Basin in Madeira Beach. Taking a breather The arrival of baitfish into our back waters signi es a change is in the air. Spring has sprung, and the shing is nally going to get good for the next few months. Kingfish made their entrance into our near-shore waters this week. Plenty of smaller kingfish ranging in size from 8 to 15 pounds can be targeted in 20 to 40 feet of water. Live pilchards, thread n herring and blue runners are all available and can be caught on sabiki rigs within a couple of miles from shore. Slow trolling around arti cial reefs and or hard-bottom areas should produce steady action if the water stays clean. Plenty of Spanish mackerel will be mixed in with the kingfish; trolling small silver spoons behind a number one planer within a couple of miles of the beach will keep you busy with large early season mackerel. Cobia are real targets right now. Whether your grouper fishing or king fishing be ready with a rod rigged that you can cast a live pinfish a good distance. Weve encountered three cobia in the past week and were nally able to hook and catch one over the weekend. Inshore, trout remain the best bite with some better red sh action expected with the up-coming new moon. Target trout along sharp drop-offs on the edges of the ats, low tide has been the key as it will really concentrate the sh on the edge. Live free-lined pilchards are working best in tempting the larger sh into biting. Snook fishing has been great this past week in Tampa Bay. Water temperatures are now consistently warm enough for snook to be active the entire day. Snook ranging in size from 20 to 26 inches can be found on almost any mangrove shoreline throughout the bay. Live chumming with pilchards to get the sh whipped up into a frenzy is standard practice for those who can nd plenty of bait for the day. Bait can be found holding on the Skyway Bridge and many of the channel markers that surround the area. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a sh 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. By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay NewspapersDUNEDIN The Friends of the Island Parks Inc. a Citizen Support Organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting both Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island will partner with Honeymoon Island State Park to host Island EarthDays 2018 on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual event, presented as part of National Earth Days, is presented at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. Admission to the event is free with paid admission to the park. Park admission costs $8 per vehicle with an eight-person limit. The event will take place in the shaded picnic area next to the north beach and the wooded hiking trails. For information, visit www. There will be plenty of activities for both adults and children. In fact, in recent years, event organizers have intensi ed efforts to engage younger attendees. Participants can enjoy a number of nature exhibits and view wildlife, both landand waterbased. In addition, there will be shell displays as well as many eco-friendly booths. Kids will be able to try their hand at jewelry-making, experience a sandbox turtle dig, make bird feeders, and enjoy paper roll crafts and newspaper hats. Face painting also will be offered. Osprey Village returns this year, showcasing displays that help to enhance the awareness of the local natural environment and how attendees can take part in protecting the areas precious resources. Osprey Village includes displays from state and local nonprofit environmental agencies, conservation agencies, sustainability groups and environmental demonstrations. According to a press release, one of the most popular areas at the annual event is the Boyd Hill Nature Preserves Birds of Prey exhibit. Volunteers from the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will be bringing some of their resident raptors such as screech owls, barred owl, short tailed hawk, vulture, and crested caracara. Near the childrens playground area, event organizers plan to set up interactive exhibits for children and adults focusing on the islands beaches and beach activities. Exhibits will examine subjects such as shore birds, sand, rip tides, wreck and marine debris and red tide. For event information, email or visit stocks bode well for springIsland Earth Days to showcase nature Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein McGough Park to host Look Alive Bird ShowLARGO The Look Alive Bird Show will be presented Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Narrows Environmental Education Center. Attendees will get a glimpse at the world of Floridas fabulous flighted hunters. The show details the amazing adaptations that raptors use to exploit the natural world for their gain. The show includes owls, hawks, falcons and Sarge, the centers own bald eagle and the star of the show. Cost is $3 a person. Rotary Runs the Beach plannedINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Rotary Runs the Beach, including a 5K run and 1-mile walk, will be held Saturday, April 14, at the 17th Avenue Beach Access, 1700 Gulf Blvd. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the 1 mile walks start at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 through April 13 and $35 the day of the run. The 1-mile walk registration is $25 through April 13 and $30 the day of walk. Register at Proceeds benefit the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club. Visit sought for cleanup projectST. PETERSBURG As part of the national Great American Cleanup, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, TREE Inc. and the city of St. Petersburg will join forces to help clean up and green up Clam Bayou Nature Preserve. Volunteers are needed to plant native trees and remove litter and invasive plants Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m., at the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, at 34th Avenue South and 40th Street South in St. Petersburg. Tools and garbage bags will be available for participating volunteers. To register, visit www. cationproject-tickets-44836719836. For information, call William Moriaty at 813-514-3941 or email treeinctampabay@gmail. com. Boat host volunteers sought for eventST. PETERSBURG Boat host volunteers are currently being sought for the sixth annual Boat Kids Event, set for Saturday, May 19. Every year a group of local business leaders and boating enthusiasts pool their resources to provide special needs individuals and their families with a funlled day trip aboard a caravan of boats to Caladesi Island. Organizers invite those in the community to get involved by either becoming a boat host or by becoming a sponsor of the event. Boat hosts provide their own boat and transport a family for the day, navigating from the Dunedin Marina to Caladesi Island, helping their guests enjoy the day on the water. Event organizers also are seeking those interested in making a donation or becoming an event sponsor. Supplies such as T-shirts, food, beverages, paper products and sunscreen are needed. To learn more about volunteering to be a boat host or sponsorship opportunities, call 813-928-3508 or 813-928-3917.Outdoors Briefs DUNEDIN Garden BriefsBromeliad society to host annual auctionPINELLAS PARK The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will present its annual bromeliad auction Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. The event will feature a live auction and a silent auction. Auction items will consist of bromeliads typically terrific specimens and often unusual or hard to nd and bromeliad-related items, such as artwork, posters, ceramics, and books. For information, visit Farmers Group to meetSEMINOLE The Urban Farmers Group will meet Monday, April 16, 6 p.m., at Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. The topic will be growing organically. Presenters will discuss the benefits and misconceptions of nutrients, minerals, fertilizers and pesticides. The meeting is open to the public and free to attend. There will be complimentary water and other refreshments. For information, call 727-391-9590 or visit www. James Edsel BROWNJames Edsel Brown passed away peacefully in his home on March 29, 2018 at the age of 92, surrounded by loved ones. He was born to Snowden and Delia Blanton Brown White Oak (Williams) Morgan County KY. He had twin brothers, Everett Clay and Charles Ray and a sister, Marcia Ann Hansberger. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Ray. James served as a House Page and graduated in 1943 from Capitol Page School at the U.S. Capitol. Lady Eleanor Roosevelt presented him his high school diploma. He graduated from the University of KY college of Pharmacy in 1951 and remained a Big Blue (Wildcat) fan his entire life. He married Mayme Olene Joseph in 1952 and they were married for 60-years until her passing into Glory on April 4, 2013. James had four children, James Edsel Brown II (preceded him in death), Joseph David (Tina), John Mark and Mary Ann Brennan (Tim). He had eight grandchildren. James co-owned his first drugstore, Calico and Brown in Mt. Sterling, KY, before attending Southwestern Theological Seminary graduating with a Divinity degree in 1956. After graduation he served as the president of the Magof n Baptist Institute from 1956-1960, a 1st-12th grade boarding school run by the Kentucky Baptist Convention. In 1960 he bought a drugstore in Seminole, FL and sold it in 1963 to serve as a pharmacist and hospital administrator with the Southern Baptist Convention in Shaki, Nigeria, West Africa and served there with his family until 1966. He and his family then moved back to Seminole, FL where he purchased Warren Pharmacy in St. Petersburg, FL until he sold it in 1977. He continued to do pharmacy relief work until his mid 80s. James was a founding member of the Seminole Kiwanis Club, serving as president and in various committees, with 33 years perfect attendance. He was also a founding member of Seminole First Baptist Church; serving there and other churches as a teacher, deacon, guest pastor and on various committees as he was called. He also worked in prison ministries traveling to various prisons with the Bill Glass Crusade in Dallas, TX and with Abe Brown Ministries in Tampa, FL. James was also a Gideon for many years and enjoyed handing out New Testaments even in his nal months. Besides his love of reading the Bible, his hobbies included sport shing and gardening. James was stricken with polio at age 2 and overcame many setbacks related to this disease throughout his life. He lived each day knowing the hope of Heaven, a place where His Savior, Jesus Christ, would encourage him to run barefoot fast and free with no pain or any other limitations. 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Viewpoints 11A Leader, April 12, 2018WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants to help federal inmates who have served their time get a second chance. Thats what he said in his 2018 State of the Union address. Thank Trumps senior aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, not his attorney general. For Kushner, prison reform is personal. In 2005, his real-estate mogul father was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign donations. Like me, Jared understands because of dealing with the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) and his father, observed Pat Nolan, director of the American Conservative Union Foundations Center for Criminal Justice Reform and a former California GOP state lawmaker who served 29 months in federal prison on a one-count racketeering conviction. Nolan has been at the forefront of a bipartisan movement to overhaul the federal criminal justice system spurred by the lefts aversion to big spending on prisons and the rights support for smaller, less invasive government. The conservative side of the initiative calls itself Right on Crime. He lauded Kushner for quickly learning whats important to do and what we cant do. During President Barack Obamas second term, congressional standouts like Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, worked together on legislation to reduce federal mandatory minimum sentences designed to put away drug kingpins for decades but too often imposed stiff time on low-level offenders in the drug trade. Obama was ready to sign game-changing legislation and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was on board. All Congress had to do was pass something. But nothing happened as the 2016 election eclipsed lawmaking inside the Capitol. Obamas Attorney General Eric Holder did encourage federal prosecutors not to seek the harshest sentences for non-kingpins. That was progress. Then the law-and-order Trump won the White House in November and chose Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, to be his attorney general. A former federal prosecutor, Sessions rescinded Holders instructions. Big change in the federal system seemed dead, and would have been, if not for Kushner. He explained to the Review-Journal, The administration wants to assist long-time prison reform advocates with their initiative to create a prison system that will rehabilitate citizens who have made mistakes, paid the price and are deserving of a second chance which will ultimately reduce crime and save taxpayer dollars. In practical terms, Kushner has helped in two ways. First, his commitment tells Hill Republicans that Trump is not likely to reverse his support for prison reform. Kushner also found a way to co-opt Sessions by convincing inmate advocates to delay their push for sentencing reform in exchange for Sessions not standing in the way of their rehabilitation goals. Voila. The Justice Department now is working closely with the White House to develop legislative reforms that further the presidents goals for prison and re-entry improvements, said spokesman Drew Hudson. Nolan and others with Right on Crime see hope in the Prison Reform and Redemption Act, sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, that would require prisons to assess inmates recidivism risk, encourage drug treatment and offer incentives for inmates to participate in recidivism reduction programs. Collins said that his bill would create a federal prison-wide system for evaluating the risk of every individual prisoner for re-offending and then offering evidence-based resources like mental health care, vocational skills, substance abuse treatment, and faith-based programs that make them less likely to re-offend when they are released. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, have teamed up behind a similar bill that also seeks to aid prisoner re-entry into society. Offering programs to help inmates turn straight should be a popular idea. Whatever ones view is of the federal sentencing laws whether you think they are too fair, too harsh, or too lenient there should be agreement that it is critical for the GOP to have programs for transitioning federal inmates back into society, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote in a 2017 report. Many criminal justice reformers dont think the Collins bill goes far enough. Like Nolan, they want a bill that pares back federal mandatory minimum sentences that too often put away lowand midlevel offenders for decades, even life. Even under Trump, they wont settle for inmate-centered reform only. For example, Eric Sterling, who founded the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation to correct excesses in federal drug laws that he helped write as a Senate aide in the 1980s, thinks Kushner and Nolan have set too low a bar. A traditional Washington approach is to say, always take half a loaf rather than no loaf, said Sterling. In this case, conceptually it doesnt make sense to just try x problems with prisons when youre not addressing the ows of people coming into prison. Sterling recalled how drug-war opponents pushed Congress to reduce a sentencing disparity that fell disproportionately on black offenders. The federal sentence for possessing ve grams of crack cocaine was ve years in prison, same as for possessing 500 grams of powder cocaine, a drug of choice for white offenders. It took years for Congress to pass a measure addressing the disparity with the Fair Sentencing Act of 2009, though it merely reduced the disparity rather than eliminating it. Were now eight years later and it hasnt been addressed again, Sterling said. But Derek Cohen of the Texas Public Policy Foundation sees the Collins bill as a good rst step. He hopes reformers dont let the perfect get in the way of the good. Over the last decade, Cohen noted, Texas of cials concentrated on strengthening treatment and re-entry programs for offenders and it worked. The number of state inmates declined. Brooke Rollins, the president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, is leaving her perch in Austin to push for reforms nationwide. And shes going to work for Kushner. Contact Debra J. Saunders at or 202662-7391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter. LETTERS Food pantry celebration honors volunteersEditor: April 7, the Beach Community Food Pantry, held its second annual Celebration of Giving fundraiser at Calvary Episcopal Churchs Parish Hall. The event was held to honor the 60-plus volunteers that work diligently to support the 900 family members who receive food products from BCFP monthly. On behalf of our clients who bene t from our services, we wish to thank the organizations and individuals who support BCFP with their time, talent and funding. We are making a difference in our community! Please visit us at our next fundraiser, IRBs Homeowners Beachfest event to be held on April 21st on IRBs beachfront. The pantry is currently in need of food transport volunteers who can make the weekly trip to Feeding Tampa Bay and RCS to pick up the food products we distribute to our clients. If you have a few hours each week to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, we can use your help. Volunteers should have a pickup truck or SUV. Please contact BCFP Director David Kline, 727-418-1673, for more information. David Kline Director Beach Community Food Pantry Of the hundreds of newsworthy trends and events passing our way, here are a few that caught my eye: COMING SOON? A MALE CONTRACEPTIVE. Recent research indicates medical science is closing in on a birth control pill to prevent men from getting pregnant or even causing pregnancy in women. The secret ingredient is dimethandrolone undecanoate. This substance, when taken by men facing toward Pittsburgh on a cloudless night in October, lowers the male testosterone level. This reduces the chances of the men impregnating a woman, especially if she is wearing one of the several internal gadgets that during the past 50 years or so science has served up for women to decipher before using. These efforts together with the primary contraceptives used by and for men (i.e., abstinence, condoms and zipperless trousers) have lowered U.S. unintended pregnancy rates (as of 2011) to the lowest level in the previous 30 years. Its possible that the oncoming male pill will drive those rates even lower, until hundreds of neonatal hospital units throughout the world will be converted into used-car lots. MARK ZUCKERBERG, chairman and CEO of Facebook, is one of the richest persons dwelling in our galaxy. However, he attempts to hide that fact by appearing in public wearing only a T-shirt and whatever trousers lie on the closet floor as he starts each day. He explains his sartorial style this way: I try to eliminate any choices that hinder my serving my company and humankind. Or words to that effect. Good for you, Mark baby. But you could gain several minutes each day by not shaving, which is the style of many of todays hairy male millennials. As I write these words, Facebook is under assault for a number of reasons by investors and millions of unhappy Facebook users. So, hang on to your T-shirt, Mr. Z. One day it may symbolize a chatty madness that hypnotized the world for a time. SLIGHTLY MORE THAN TWO YEARS REMAIN before one of our nations biggest celebrations will occur: the 100th anniversary of womens suffrage. It was on Aug. 18, 1920, that our 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was rati ed. This accomplished two things: (1) It gave American women the right to vote, and (2) it nulli ed (at least partially) the long-held, monumentally stupid idea that women are not as bright, competent and trustworthy as men. Plus a few other unjusti ed delusions. The upcoming suffrage celebration will take place only a few weeks before the 2020 presidential election, when Donald Trump may (or may not) try for another four years in office. Today signs are appearing that he or Mike Pence (who will succeed Trump after his possible impeachment or conviction for obstruction of justice) may face a female opponent. Rumors are rife that a few women would like to try, and I hope they do. I CANT FIND A JOB. Thats been a common complaint in past economic times, but not now, according to many business owners. Instead, We cant fill our job openings is a more common cry today, when the U.S. economy is booming. New job offers are climbing, as are minimum wage levels in companies across the land. Employers are ramping up their recruitment efforts by running internships, training programs and apprenticeships. Almost makes me wish I was 20 years old again. WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN FINLAND? The United Nations World Happiness Report recently said that Finland is the best society on the planet. The Finns got high marks for their levels of education, respect for the environment, trust and their general satisfaction. So why isnt Finland ooded with thousands of immigrants each week? Possible factors to consider: Finland has the highest homicide rate in Western Europe, and a suicide rate much greater than the world average. Finns are crazy for guns. Finland ranks fourth in world gun ownership. Alcoholism is rampant. Booze helps Finns withstand the regions horrible climate (both summer and winter). Finally, the economy has sagged following the decline of Nokia, the giant electronics company. But Finland is alive with beautiful music and dancing, including the nations own versions of the tango. So, think it over. Bob Drivers email address is tralee71@ will hurt newspapers, readersYou have read about the new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, and on products from China. Now it seems our own business newspaper printing and publishing will take some casualties in a trade war over paper. Last month, the U.S. government piled huge tarif fs onto the imports of newsprint from Canada, including those from our biggest supplier. As a result, the price will jump from $600 to $800 for every ton, and we use about 17,000 tons every year. That increase is more than 30 percent, and would add more than $3 million to the Tampa Bay Times annual newsprint bill. You can multiply our example across the American newspaper industry, which is already facing strong headwinds. Historically, advertising provided the lions share of newspaper revenue, but in just 10 years, the recession and other market forces have cut those ad revenues by more than half. Newspapers remain vital civic assets nobody else will report on your community with the depth and breadth of a newspaper but publishing them is not an easy business, and these tariffs will make it even harder. This is a kick in the teeth. These tariffs will hurt our readers, because they create pressure to raise our prices, and they will force publishers to re-examine every other expense. Maybe we will drop some puzzles and comics no big deal, unless we cut one that is your favorite. These tariffs also will hurt our employees, because payroll is the only expense that is bigger than newsprint. To help offset the extra expense of paper, publishers will eliminate jobs. Make no mistake: These tariffs will cause layoffs across American newspapers, including this one. These tariffs started with a single American newsprint manufacturer who complained that Canadian companies were dumping their product in the U.S. at below-market prices. In the current political climate, that complaint found a friendly ear in Washington. Other American manufacturers opposed these tariffs because they know they will damage newspapers and reduce the demand for newsprint. But now that the tariffs are taking effect, the American companies are hiking their own prices, so we have little room to shop around. Just about every American newspaper and all our trade associations ar e joining the ght to challenge these tariffs, but even if we succeed, it will take months to reverse this terrible decision. Meanwhile, prices will go up. Jobs will be lost. Important stories will go uncovered. If you believe that newspapers do essential work, we would be grateful for your support. Please let your members of Congr ess and senators know that these reckless tariffs must be repealed not just because they hurt newspapers, but because they will damage the customers and communities we serve. Thank you for hearing us out.Paul C. Tash is the chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company. 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12A Schools Leader, April 12, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersLARGO By August, a trained resource officer needs to be assigned to every public school in Pinellas County. Its a mandate from the state. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is actively recruiting to ll about 100 new positions. As Gualtieri explained to Pinellas County commissioners March 20, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the governor March 9, mandates that a safe school officer be placed in every elementary, middle and high school, including charter schools. To comply with the new law using law enforcement, which is the preference of the School Board, 101 new school resource officers are needed 81 for elementary schools, which currently dont have SROs, and 18 for charter schools. Ten more are needed at the high schools to meet the 1 officer per 1,500 students guideline. And, 31 additional relief SROs are needed to make sure there are enough when SROs are sick, need training, are on vacation or have off-campus duties, etc. About 46 SROs are assigned to middle and high schools now all provided by the sheriffs of ce or municipal police departments. According to the job description posted under the careers tab at, SROs must have the same knowledge, skills and physical abilities of an entrylevel deputy. The School Resource Deputy works in assigned schools as a law enforcement officer, maintaining effective communication between school of cials, students, parents and law enforcement officials, and acts as the liaison between all parties, the description says. Incumbent exercises judgment and individual initiative in the performance of routine law enforcement duties and in emergency situations. The member also performs public relation duties and tasks speci c to the position. Work is reviewed through personal observation, inspections and by discussion and review of periodic reports. Theres a long list of qualifications, including that the applicant be at least 21 years old and be certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Applicants also must be tobacco-free for six months prior to applying. SROs work a Monday-Friday schedule and receive a take-home vehicle. Starting pay is $46,410 and increases with experience. Someone with one year of experience could receive $47,339, and a person with five years of experience could start at $51,994. In addition, Gualtieri is offering quali ed persons with at least three years of experience a signing bonus of $3,000. The sheriff also is offering to help with relocation expenses. New hires from out of state could get $3,000. Hires from Manatee, Hillsborough or Pasco counties could get $500 and the sheriff is offering $1,500 to help relocate qualified applicants from other parts of the state. Combining current and needed SROs, the total SRO staf ng will need to be approximately 201 officer/deputies/supervisors, Gualtieri said in a letter sent to the County Commission. New SROs have to be ready to go by July 1 to make sure everything is in place before school starts in August. Gualtieri plans to staff many of the schools with personnel on overtime or temporary duty while new deputies and of cers are hired. Anyone interested in applying can call the Human Resources Bureau at 727-582-6208 or visit pcsoweb.comSheriffs Office on the lookout for new school resource officers SCHOOL SAFETY School NotebookCCC breaking ground on new eldhouse, football locker room CLEARWATER Clearwater Central Catholic High School hosted a ground-breaking ceremony April 11 for its new eldhouse and football locker room facility. The building will be completed halfway through the 2018-19 Marauder football season, with an estimated completion date of October 2018. The new structure will be alongside the current football eld and track. This facility will create additional locker rooms for the football team, athletic of ces, public restrooms, equipment storage, concessions, and classroom space with media equipment available to all Marauder athletic teams. LHS class of 1988 looking for classmatesLARGO Did you graduate from Largo High School in 1988? The class of 1988 is planning its 30th reunion this summer, and class of cers and event organizers are on the hunt for their classmates. If you or a family member graduated from the school in 1988, contact Woody Brown at or visit Largo88/ to nd out more details.SPC to screen A Plastic Ocean documentarySEMINOLE The grave threat posed by plastic waste to the worlds oceans and the marine life within them is the focus of a documentary lm that will be screened by St. Petersburg Colleges Institute for strategic Policy Solutions. The film, A Plastic Ocean, and a follow-up discussion of the implications of toxic seas will be presented Thursday, April 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the SPC Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. To register, visit Following the screening, there will be a discussion of the plastic waste issue led by Lara Milligan, Natural Resources Special Agent for the Pinellas County Extension Service. Construction Career Day slated for April 18DOVER The Suncoast Utility Contractors Association, the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Transportation Builders Association and industry leaders will host a Construction Career Day Wednesday, April 18, 8 a.m., at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover. The event introduces high school students, grades 11-12, to various areas of construction including highway, bridges, engineering, utility, geotechnical and more. Attendees will learn from industry professionals about potential job opportunities through hands-on activities. Throughout the day students experience various jobs in learning lab activities such as operating heavy equipment, testing materials, simulating bridge design, traf c safety and more. The goal is to educate students on career opportunities in the transportation industry and spotlight companies that are committed to opening doors for youth. Students from local high schools are invited to attend to learn more about the industry at no cost to the student or school districts. Hands-on activities will include: Heavy equipment operations Bridge design and construction Asphalt paving operations Concrete work Career building resumes and interviewing For information, visit www.ccd .org, call Theresa Mannix at 727-6007158 or email Students participate in Civil Rights TourCLEARWATER For the third year, students from Clearwater High School participated in a Civil Rights Tour. The tour capped off a project-based personalized learning opportunity that involves research about the U.S. Civil Rights movement. In all, 22 students took part in the tour, which connects them to sites that are historically signi cant to the Civil Rights movement. The tour started in Atlanta, Georgia, the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Other sites included Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, Alabama; and Memphis, Tennessee. The students, known as CHS Freedom Ambassadors, will now lead a project-based learning experience for other school groups. SPC Summer registration is openRegistration for the summer semester at St. Petersburg College is open. The regular summer term begins Monday, May 14, and the Summer Express term begins June 11. SPC has guaranteed scheduling, so no class will be canceled once it is posted. The last day to register for an online course for the regular session is Sunday, May 14. Visit County Schools STEM Expo setST. PETERSBURG The fth annual Pinellas County Schools STEM Expo will take place Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the student center at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, 200 Sixth Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The event will showcase engineering design projects completed students from 98 schools. The event will highlight just how vital it is to engage students, teachers and community members in STEM education and careers. For information, visit to take part in SPC author seriesSEMINOLE St. Petersburg College will host a Community Author Series event featuring Tim Dorsey Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m., in Seminole Community Library at SPC, Annex Conference Center, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole. Dorsey is the author of 23 books. He will be discussing his works at the event. For information, call Jennifer Gregor at 727-394-6184.Value of Poetry Lunch and Learn Event setST. PETERSBURG To honor National Poetry Month, St. Petersburg College will host The Value of Poetry, a lunch and learn event, Thursday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the SPC Allstate Center, Desoto Room, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. The keynote speaker will be Floridas Poet Laureate Peter Meinke, a national award-winning author of more than 20 books. Attendees will receive a poem to share on social media using #pocketpoem. For information, call Cathi MacKay at 727-341-4486. 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Business 13A Leader, April 12, 2018 By SUZETTE PORTERTampa Bay NewspapersTheyre back. One of Floridians favorite things sales tax holidays are scheduled again this year, thanks to the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott. The first of two is a disasterpreparedness sales tax holiday scheduled from June 1-7 to allow residents to stock up on supplies. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. During the seven-day period, shoppers can shop tax-free for flashlights, radios, waterproof coverings, ground-anchor systems, gas or diesel fuel tanks, batteries, food storage coolers, portable generators and reusable ice. Restrictions apply based on price and where purchases are made. More details will be provided closer to the holiday. The same bill allows nursing homes and assisted living facilities to purchase equipment to generate emergency electric energy without paying taxes retroaction to July 1, 2017 and continuing through Dec. 31, 2018. The tax exemption is limited to a maximum of $15,000 for any single facility. For more information, visit The second sales tax holiday is Aug. 3-5. Shoppers can take advantage of a tax-free weekend to purchase clothing and school supplies. The same as with disaster supplies, there is a list of items that are included based on price and where a purchase is made. Tampa Bay Newspapers will provide all the details prior to the holiday. The sales tax holidays are part of a $170 million tax cut package passed by the state this year. Suzette Porter is TBNs Pinellas County editor. She can be reached at signs off on sales tax holidays FIRST WILL BE HELD JUNE 1-7 BriefcaseLargo rm named Small Business ChampionLARGO Largo business Creative Behavior Solutions LLC, a business that provides therapy to children with special needs, has been named a winner of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, the nations largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. In 2013, Adrianne Smith and Brit Harger founded Creative Behavior Solutions with the goal of providing high-quality behavior therapy for children with autism and developmental disabilities. A leader in the eld, CBS provides a fun and safe learning environment, while helping children achieve their goals through Applied Behavior Analysis. We are so grateful to our community for helping us achieve this recognition, said Adrianne in a press release. Running a business is hard enough, let alone a healthcare business. With the knowledge that this was going to be a constant uphill battle, the founders sought out SCORE from the beginning. We feel like we won the lottery with our mentors, Adrianne said. The owners hope to use this recognition to promote awareness to the abilities and needs of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. The championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their small businesses, awarding them an allexpense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year, and a chance to win one of three $15,000 grand prizes, made possible with the support of Sams Club. Creative Behavior Solutions LLC earned the title of American Small Business Champion by submitting an online application describing what makes their business one of the best small businesses in their community, and how they plan to use the prizes to grow their business. Nominations that garnered at least 100 votes were then presented to a judging panel of small business experts that determined 102 winners including Creative Behavior Solutions LLC. To learn more about the American Small Business Championship and to view the complete list of champions, visit Nation opens online storeTAMPA Bulk Nation recently announced the grand opening of an online store. As of April 9, the new store is accessible via the companys website at Bulk Nation is a specialty bulk food grocer that offers an extensive selection of quality products. Inspired by the concept of bulk shopping and leaving the quantity purchased in the control of the customer, Bulk Nation opened its rst store in Brandon in 2014. This is a momentous era for our company, said Clay Donato, company president, in a press release. We are excited to launch this new store and reach customers nationwide who are ready to experience the thrill of shopping hundreds of popular and hard to nd products. To celebrate the grand opening of this new online store with their customers, Bulk Nation is offering free shipping within the contiguous United States on purchases over $69.Beer & Burger Throw Down setSAFETY HARBOR Simply Events will present the fourth annual Beer & Burger Throw Down by Morgan Exteriors Saturday, April 14, noon to 6 p.m., at Marina Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. The event is a fun familyand pet-friendly tasting festival featuring 15 of the Tampa Bay areas best burger options, with more than 30 burgers to choose from. Also on hand will be eight local craft breweries offering free samples; kids and adult activities area; large vendor area of local businesses, artists and crafters; pet park provided by Humane Society of Pinellas; live entertainment, including Jaded, an Aerosmith tribute concert. Attendees may vote for the 2018 Peoples Choice Best Burger and Best Craft Beer. There will be free tented seating while it lasts and eld space for lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas. Admission is $5 for adults and free for active military and children 11 and younger. Parking is free in Safety Harbor. A portion of entry fees and beer sales will be donated to the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation & the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce Foundation. For information, visit to raise funds for Angels Against AbuseST. PETE BEACH In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Boulevard Burgers & Tap House and Angels Against Abuse have partnered again this year to raise funds for the organizations foster care initiatives. The restaurant, at 5905 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach, has agreed to donate $1 of every Patty Melt sold during the month of April to the charity. The Boulevard Melt is an 8-ounce Boulevard Burger smothered in melty cheese, sauted onions, and pressed between two slices of toast. Thank you Boulevard Burgers for supporting Angels Against Abuse Inc. again this year, said Sandy Kearney in a press release. Kearney is found and president of Angels Against Abuse. Thanks to your support, we can give hope for a better tomorrow for the children and youth we advocate for 24/7. It is only thanks to businesses like Boulevard Burgers that help us to make a difference. Every dollar counts. On behalf of everyone from Angels Against Abuse, thank you. The rst week of May, the restaurant will present the charity with a check, and theyre asking for the publics help in increasing those numbers. For restaurant information, visit or call 727201-4906. Angels Against Abuse was created by a small group of visionaries who saw a need to provide assistance to children beyond the scope of basic services covered by the foster care system. Most often, these children are removed forcibly from their homes due to abuse, and they are placed in the care of agency housing or private foster homes. The experience is traumatic, and the children often leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The Angels team set out to help these kids by providing goods and services not covered by the foster care system; helping to reduce the trauma of home removal; trying to create as many traditional childhood experiences for these children living in non-traditional conditions; and working with children and families to stop the cycle of abuse.Purple Haze to hold customer appreciation partySEMINOLE The Purple Haze Customer Appreciation Party will take place Friday, April 20, noon to 10 p.m., at 10999 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. The family-friendly event also will serve as a celebration for the rst birthday of the owners Stella. There will be music by IRuption and DJ S Speedy. The event also will feature a demonstration on the art of glass blowing, food and drinks, and huge in-store sale offers. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 727-397-7473. Photo SUBMITTEDNaples Soap Co. founder Deanna Wallin cuts the ribbon at the grand opening celebration at Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg. She is joined by staff, guests and members of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. Naples Soap Company donated $250 of the sales from the grand opening to support PARC, a nonpro t organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. The company now has 11 locations along Floridas west coast from Naples to Destin.Naples Soap Co. opens How to submit news All press releases are published on a space available basis. They are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. The deadline for all copy is Friday, noon, preceding publication date. The newspapers are published Thursdays. 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The group also received an award for the highest priced home sale in St. Pete Beach in 2018 at a sales price of $4,040,000.Local Engel & Vlkers advisors travel to Seattle for real estate eventMADEIRA BEACH Engel & Vlkers Madeira Beach brokers Cherie Pattishall and Michael Wyckoff along with advisor Evan Pedone and of ce coordinator Ashley Pedone attended Engel & Vlkers annual Exchange event, the global companys largest North American event. We are honored to be part of the Engel & Vlkers prestigious network, said Michael Wyckoff in a press release. 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14A Beaches Leader, April 12, 2018 By WAYNE AYERSTBN CorrespondentMADEIRA BEACH There will be no recall election April 17 involving Commissioners John Douthirt and Nancy Oakley. The petition to recall Douthirt and Oakley said the two had committed malfeasance, defined as wrongdoing or an illegal act, when they voted to hire a budget director rather than a finance director at the direction of then City Attorney Thomas Trask. The city charter says only the city manager can hire a nance director. The city manager position was vacant at the time. Trask had told the commission they had to have a budget done to comply with state statutes and needed someone to prepare it. He said the commission could hire a budget director rather than a finance director without violating the City Charter. A ruling by Circuit Court Judge George M. Jirotka of the 6th District Circuit Court, issued on April 4, states, in part: The vote by the City Commissioners to create and appoint a budget director at a duly noticed City Commission meeting held on May 9, 2017, does not violate an express prohibition contained in the City Charter. Pursuant to Section 166.241, Florida Statutes, the City Commission is required to adopt an annual budget. The City Charter does not expressly prohibit the City Commission from creating or hiring a budget director to assist the City Commission with preparing an annual budget. The grounds for recall set forth in the recall petition are legally insuf cient to allege malfeasance as required by the recall statute. The judges decision, which upheld Douthirt and Oakleys motion for a temporary injunction, cancels the recall election which had been set for April 17. Contacted after the judges ruling was announced, City Manager Jonathan Evans said that this administration will remain focused and committed to working with anyone committed to doing what is in the best interest of the residents, visitors, and businesses here in the city of Madeira Beach. Our goal is, and will continue to be, unity and prosperity for all our community. Douthirt told the Beacon that the judge af rmed what I believed the whole time. Douthirt said he and the other newly elected commissioners relied on the city attorney for his advice. We have to depend on the city attorney to give us the proper guidance, he said. Now that the uncertainty of a recall election has ended, Douthirt said the commissions job is to listen to the citizens and to pull the city back together. Its a good day for Madeira Beach. We can put all this to rest and move forward, Oakley said.City will still have to pay signi cant costThe estimated $100,000 to $150,000 that the recall election was expected to cost will likely not be avoided. In order to comply with requirements for mailing ballots in advance of the April 17 election date, the plan was to send the ballots out by overnight mail on April 3, the same date as the hearing before the judge. It was hoped the judge would announce his ruling on that date. Since the ruling did not come until late on April 4, it was too late to stop the mailing. A check with the supervisor of elections website confirms that 1,192 ballots were mailed on April 3 to registered voters of Madeira Beach. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, April 12, 2018Zachary Bornheimer Quintet to performST. PETERSBURG – The Zachary Bornheimer Quintet will perform Thursday, April 26, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Joined by Gumbi Ortiz, James Suggs, La Lucha, and Whitney James, the quintet will be premiering new works as well as established arrangements with new twists. Zachary Bornheimer is one of three winners of Ravinia’s Bridges Competition and a nalist in the VSA’s International Young Soloist Award. He has performed internationally at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, Hague Jazz Festival and the Ravinia Festival. Bornheimer was named a 2017 Jazz Fellow at Ravinia’s Steans Institute by Rufus Reid. The Cathy Lopez Sextet will serve as the opening act. The sextet features Cathy Lopez, James Suggs, Gumbi Ortiz and La Lucha. Lopez is a rising star pupil of professor Jack Wilkins and saxophone veteran Ralph Moore, known best from his work with Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, and the Charles Mingus dynasty. Tickets are $15. For tickets, visit Water Studios to present ‘Spring in Japan’ exhibitionST. PETERSBURG – “Spring in Japan,” a night of Japanese art and culture featuring artwork by Kesiuke Teshima and Tokuma Takebe, will be presented Saturday, April 14, 5 to 9 p.m., at Soft Water Studios, 515 22nd St. S., Unit F, St. Petersburg. Teshima and Takebe will be the featured guest artists during the Second Saturday Art Walk. Teshima, renowned artist and a master of the One Stroke Dragon technique, is visiting Pinellas County. He is well known in Japan where he’s done TV commercials and has been showcased on the Japanese morning shows. He travels throughout Asia from Hong Kong, to Kowloon, the Philippines, Taiwan, Mongolia and China giving demonstrations and explaining his art. Takebe is a master craftsman who creates spectacular wooden lanterns made out of Japanese red pine that emit a warm, radiant glow. The wood is shaved very thin to make translucent wooden lanterns. He has also traveled all over Asia as well as Europe, and the United States. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District, Soft Water Studios is a 4,000square-foot creative space with a current group of six independent visual artists and home to a 1,500-square-foot gallery space that doubles as a classroom. For information, visit Opera Players to performPINELLAS PARK – The Matinee Opera Players will present “The Lights of Broadway,” Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park. The show may include hits from “Cabaret,” “Les Misrables,” “The Phantom,” “Show Boat” and others. Admission is pay-what-you-can at the door. Free snacks will be provided at intermission. There also will be door prizes. For information, visit The Matinee Opera Players is the resident opera company of Pinellas Park. Suncoast Singers announce concert scheduleThe magical music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will be featured in the Suncoast Singers of Florida spring concerts. The program will feature songs such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Don’t Cry for me Argentina,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Let Us Love in Peace” along with music from “South Paci c,” “The Sound of Music” and more. Suncoast Singers conductor and artistic director Rob Knabel will direct the 45-member chorale Friday, April 13, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $25. Tickets for the concert only are $15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for concert-only tickets. For tickets, call the church at 727-796-1329. The concert also will be presented Saturday, April 14, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., Largo. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $25. Tickets for the concert only are $15. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for dinner seating. For tickets, call the church at 727-584-8695 or visit The nal concert will be presented Friday, April 20, at Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $25. Tickets for the concert only are $15. For tickets, call the church at 727-526-3674. Knabel has been the conductor of Suncoast Singers since 2004 and also directs music at East Lake High School as well as Heritage United Methodist Church. In 2006, members of the Suncoast Singers, along with East Lake High School choir members, performed at Carnegie Hall. For information, visit www.SuncoastSingers .com or call 727-545-4998.Gulfport Historical Society to host ‘Your Robot Dog Will Die’ book launch GULFPORT – A Porch Party will celebrate the book launch of St. Petersburg resident Arin Greenwood’s new novel Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Gulfport Historical Society, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. Greenwood, a young adult author, will release “Your Robot Dog Will Die” April 17 through Soho Teen Press. The book is a charming yet sneakily speculative YA story that is a must-read for all dog lovers young and old. It’s set in an indeterminate point in the future where dogs are all but extinct, replaced by robot stand-ins. The heroine, 17-year-old Nano Miller lives off the coast of Florida on Dog Island, which serves as a testing ground for the newest prototypes of robot dogs and also houses a sanctuary for the world’s last remaining “organic” dogs. After discovering a living puppy and nding herself unable to part with it, Nano smuggles it out of the sanctuary and goes on the run, preparing to ght for what she believes is right. At the book launch, Greenwood will read from and sign copies of her book and answer questions. The Suncoast Animal League will also be at the event with adoptable dogs. The event is free and is part of the fourth annual SunLit Festival. Greenwood is a former lawyer living in St. Petersburg with her husband, Ray; their dog, Murray; and their cats, Elf, Jack, and Chappy. She was animal welfare editor for The Huf ngton Post, and now writes about dogs, cats, and other critters for The Today Show, The Washington Post, Slate, Creative Loa ng, The Dodo, the American Bar Association Journal, and other publications. She is also the author of “Save the Enemy.”‘Yellow Submarine’ animator Ron Campbell to visit St. Pete galleryST. PETERSBURG – In honor of the 50th anniversary of “Yellow Submarine,” Ron Campbell – one of the lm’s animators as well as the director of the 1960s Saturday morning Beatles cartoon series – will make a rare personal appearance at Libertine Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, 200 Central Ave., Suite 111, St. Petersburg. Campbell will visit the store May 11-13. He will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created especially for the show as well as other artwork based on his 50-year career in cartoons. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase. Stephen Lynch to play Capitol TheatreCLEARWATER – Stephen Lynch will bring his My Old Heart Tour to Pinellas on Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $28.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit According to the biography posted on his website, Lynch will always consider himself a musician trapped in the body of a comedian. His unique blend of musical based comedy has earned him ercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his sold-out live shows, four best-selling CDs, his RIAA-certi ed Gold DVD and his top-rated Comedy Central Specials. Lynch moved to New York in 1996 with the goal of becoming a performer. While temping during the day, he wrote songs and performed at clubs and underground music venues around Manhattan at night. He quickly developed a devoted fan base and caught the attention of Comedy Central, who invited him to record his rst cable special in 2000. That special became one of their highest rated shows in the series, almost unheard of for an unknown. His second Comedy Central special debuted in January 2008, with similarly high ratings. In 2006, Lynch stepped onto the Broadway stage for the rst time in the title role of “The Wedding Singer.” His performance earned him nominations for some of the highest honors in American theater including the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, as well as the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Lynch’s early discography includes “A Little Bit Special” (2000), “Superhero” (2003), “The Craig Machine” (2005) and “Three Balloons” (2009). In 2012, “Lion,” Lynch’s highly anticipated fth album, was released. Part Americana, part folk, part alt-country, its listeners will notice a more musically sophisticated album with the same cutting humor. Lynch has toured with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Lewis Black and the late Mitch Hedberg. He’s also headlined his own sold out shows throughout the United States, Australia and Europe. When not touring the globe for ardent and enthusiastic fans, Stephen divides his time between New York and Michigan with his wife. Photo by DALE MAYStephen Lynch performs April 21 at Capitol Theatre. A&E news 011818 We Transfer Old Home Reels Or Video To DVD TOTAL TAPE SERVICES is Clearwater’s #1 place for Media Transfer! We transfer: Audio Cassette, Reel to Reel & Vinyl to CD. VHS, Hi8, 8mm, European to US Format, 8mm, Super8 & 16mm Film to DVD. CALL US for all your Media Transfer needs! 727-799-3100www.TotalTapeServices.com122817S CrosswordHoroscopesPlace a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.SudokuSudoku answers from last week Crossword answers from last week April 12, 2018 AriesMarch 21 – April 19A solid week is ahead for you, Aries. However, some surprises can pop up on a day when you need a little extra sunshine in the routine. 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Entertainment 3B Leader, April 12, 2018TAMPA – 98ROCK, Tampa Bay’s Rock Station, will present the 10th anniversary 98ROCKFEST Friday, April 20, 6 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $29. Tickets are available at the ticket of ce at Amalie Arena and at Ticketmaster outlets. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Visit or call 813-301-2500 for venue information. The hard-rocking lineup for one of Tampa’s premier rock festivals will feature performances by headliner Shinedown along with Three Days Grace, Seether, Starset, Fozzy, 10 Years and more. Leading the charge for 21st century rock, multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown – featuring Brent Smith on vocals, Zach Myers on guitar, Eric Bass on bass and production, and Barry Kerch on drums – has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, has 11 platinum and gold singles and four platinum and gold albums. Shinedown averages more than 3.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify as one of the most-listened-to rock bands on the platform with over 600 million streams, contributing to their more than 1 billion total overall streams to date. Every one of the singles released over Shinedown’s nearly two-decade career has ascended to the Top 10 – a feat unmatched by any other rock band, now or ever before. They began their unmatched domination of multi-format rock radio with their 2003 platinum-certi ed debut “Leave a Whisper” and its gold-selling 2005 follow-up “Us and Them.” The follow-up – 2008’s Billboard Top 10, double-platinum LP “The Sound of Madness” – remained on the Top 200 Chart for a staggering 120 consecutive weeks and made rock history with six No. 1 singles including the gold “Devour,” platinum “If You Only Knew,” and the triple-platinum breakthrough “Second Chance,” igniting a mainstream crossover and soaring to No. 1 at Hot AC and Top 3 at Top 40. After contributing gold-certi ed “Diamond Eyes” for the lm “The Expendables” and “Her Name Is Alice” to the album “Almost Alice” inspired by Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” the American Music Awardnominated band seized No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and No. 4 on the Top 200 with 2012’s gold-certi ed “Amaryllis,” which launched three No. 1 Active Rock anthems – “Bully,” “Unity,” and “Enemies.” The band’s 2015 album “Threat to Survival” marked their third straight Top 10 debut on the Top 200, arriving at No. 5 while also debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart and bringing Shinedown’s total count of No. 1 rock singles to 12 thanks to hits like “Cut the Cord” and “State of My Head.” Hailed as a ery and always exciting live act, the band continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and has racked up countless sold out tours and festival headlining sets as well as numerous national television appearances such as “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “TODAY.” Since 2003, Three Days Grace has staked a spot amongst the hard rock vanguard, quietly breaking records, toppling charts, moving millions of units worldwide, and making history by holding the all-time record for “most #1 singles at Active Rock Radio ever” with 13. The Ontario, Canada quartet – featuring Matt Walst on lead vocals, Barry Stock on lead guitar, Brad Walst on bass, and Neil Sanderson on drums, percussion, keyboards and programming – continue to blaze that trail on their sixth full-length album, the aptly titled “Outsider,” released March 9 on RCA Records. “To me, ‘Outsider’ represents the journey to nd your place,” said Brad in a press release provided by RCA Records. “The world feels crazy at times. We try to get away from that every once in a while. We do our own thing, and we’re comfortable doing it. We have always looked forward—and not backwards. That’s an ongoing theme for us here.” “It’s what we’ve done in many ways by being on the outside,” added Neil. “This is all about taking a step back from life’s madness without destroying yourself, cutting everyone off, or going crazy. You get a break and nd the space to create.” That’s exactly what the musicians did in the fall of 2016. Instead of congregating in a downtown Toronto rehearsal space, they initially wrote in a converted garage behind Brad’s house located two hours from the city. Eventually, they retreated to Neil’s 90-acre farm to further hone ideas. Following daytime snowmobile trips, the guys often sat around bon res with acoustic guitars, tapping into the wild spirit surrounding them. “We grew up hanging out in the woods and building res,” said Brad. “Home is where the heart is. This is where we’re most comfortable. We were able to focus on our craft. We spent more time writing this than any other project. It has a sense of seclusion to it. It’s like we naturally migrated back.” “Outsider” feels right at home alongside a catalog of fan favorites from Three Days Grace. In 2015, “Human” marked the group’s second straight bow at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart as well as their fourth consecutive debut in Top 20 of the Top 200. It spawned two No. 1 singles – “Painkiller” and “I Am Machine” – signaling their 13th overall and fth consecutive No. 1 hits on the Active Rock Radio chart. Moreover, the four-piece consistently averaged a staggering 3.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify – remaining “one of the most listened to rock bands in the world.” In 2012, “Transit of Venus” soared to the Top 5 of the Top 200 and garnered a nod for Best Rock Album of the Year at the Juno Awards. The seminal “One-X” in 2006 notched an RIAA triple-platinum certification. The band’s 2003 album “Three Days Grace” was minted platinum and “Life Starts Now” in 2009 went gold. To date, their veritable arsenal of No. 1 hits includes “Chalk Outline,” “The High Road,” “Misery Loves My Company,” “World So Cold,” “Good Life,” “Break,” “Never Too Late,” “Animal I Have Become,” “Pain,” “Just Like You,” and “Home.” Descendants of Nirvana, early Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden, Seether continues to create modern, urgent and memorable music 15 years into an illustrious and highly successful career. The South African band has amassed 20 Top 5 singles, three platinum records, a fan-beloved gold-selling DVD and scores of No. 1 singles including “Fine Again,” “Fake It,” “Remedy,” “Broken,” “Words as Weapons,” “Country Song,” “Breakdown,” “Rise Above This,” “Same Damn Life,” “Truth,” “Gasoline,” “Driven Under” and their infamous cover of “Careless Whisper.” The band has also been recognized by the South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, and Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The relentlessly hard-working out t has averaged 90 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe as headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world’s biggest rock festivals. Seether songs are familiar to anyone who plays Madden NFL games or watch the WWE.Shinedown, Three Days Grace to play 98ROCKFEST Photo courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDSShinedown headlines 98ROCKFEST April 20 at Amalie Arena.Capitol to present Spyro GyraCLEARWATER – Contemporary jazz icons Spyro Gyra will perform Friday, April 20, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.atthecap. com. For more than 40 years, Spyro Gyra have performed for international audiences on five different continents, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums. The band’s 2014 tour showcased their breakthrough “Morning Dance” album. After that year of looking back, they decided to spend 2015 concentrating on their more recent material, playing many songs from their post 2000 releases. The audience reaction was so positive to their recent material that bandleader Jay Beckenstein decided that their albums from that period deserved a little more focus. So, in order to spotlight this innovative and productive period, Spyro Gyra released their latest hit, “The Best of the Heads Up Years,” in 2016. “My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” said Beckenstein in a press release. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.” Photo courtesy of CAPITOL THEATRESpyro Gyra makes a tour stop at Capitol Theatre April 20.Hill, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, Jason Liles, Demetrius Grosse and Will Yun Lee Director: Brad Peyton Rated: PG-13 Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, ghting his way through an ever-changing battle eld, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend. ‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’Genre: Animation and family Cast: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter and Gerard Depardieu Director: Richard Lanni Rated: PG “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” is an upcoming computer-animated feature lm based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would de ne a century.‘Truth or Dare’Genre: Thriller Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto and Sophia Taylor Ali Director: Jeff Wadlow Rated: PG-13 Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey lead the cast of Blumhouse’s “Truth or Dare,” a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions. A harmless game of truth or dare among friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these lms appear in local movie theaters.‘An Ordinary Man’Genre: Drama and thriller Cast: Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar and Peter Sera nowicz Director: Brad Silberling Rated: R An infamous war criminal and former general spending his life on the run from international authorities is suddenly moved to a new hideout, where he develops a relationship with the maid that looks after him. But when he discovers that she is actually an agent hired to protect him, he makes a decision that will drastically change both of their lives. ‘Marrowbone’Genre: Horror Cast: George MacKay, Anya Taylor Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth and Matthew Stagg Director: Sergio G. Snchez Rated: R Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Snchez, screenwriter of “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible.” For more movie news, visit Lee Clark Zumpe is TBN entertainment editor. He can be reached at 727-397-5563, ext. 341, or by email at OPENING, from page 1B ABBA The Concert show setCLEARWATER – ABBA The Concert, a tribute to the great Swedish pop phenomenon that took the world by storm in the 1970s, will return to Pinellas for one show on Friday, April 20, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38.75. Call 727791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall. com. 21st Century Artists Inc. has been presenting this ABBA tribute show throughout North America for well over a decade. The general consensus has been that the act is the closest to ABBA audiences can get. ABBA The Concert celebrates the 1972 musical partnership formed by Agnetha Fltskog, Bjrn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. 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Waterfront Sales KEY CAPRI CONDO AT JOHNS PASS 2BR/2BA, Beautiful Views, Amenities, Security. $285,000. Don Taylor Realtor (727)513-7828 or Text 105 to (727)205-1010 for Photo Tour & Details OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY1:00PM-4:00PM BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION, SPECTACULAR WATER FRONT 5BR/4.5BA Home With Breathe Taking Water Front Views from the Expansive Windows in the Living Room and Master Suite, Plus A Deep Water Dock to Complete the Picture. 2nd and 3rd Floor Balcony Offer Even Closer Views of the Magni cent Intracoastal 426 Button Lane, Largo 33770 MLS #U7849285 Louise Carotenuto Realtor Kay Stevens Realty (727)505-4747 15. Beach Property PRICED REDUCED! Was $469,000. Now $424,900. Gulf-front 2BR/2BA Condo. Residential Complex. Dean Taylor & Assoc., Inc. Lic. Brokerage (727)410-1865 20. Condo Sales SEMINOLE GARDENSStandard, Unfurnished $44,900 Deluxe, Bath & 1/2, Furnished Land Owned, $76,900. (727)595-8229 Robert G. Castles, P.A.SEMINOLE GARDENSBUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA DELUXE 55+ 2nd Floor Elevator Bldg. Back View of Pond/Fountain with Park-like Setting Asking $56,900 1BR/1BA, 3rd Floor Elevator Building View of Lake & Park Asking $44,900 Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist (727)397-2534 View our listings at PINELLAS COUNTY Spectacular Golf Course and View of Tampa Bay. 1 and 2 Bedroom Remodeled Condos. $129,900 and $169,900. Virgil Sweet, Rutenberg Realty (727)410-1205 RIDGEWOOD IN SEMINOLE Next to American Legion & Seminole City Mall. Updated 1BR/1BA Condo, Fully Furnished. All ages, Pets Welcome, Low Fees. Just $69,900 Kathleen Williams, Roe Realty (727)502-7268 LAKEVIEW OF LARGO SOUTHHere is a First Floor UPDATED, 2BR Unit Looking for New Owner. Covered Parking. Extra Storage. Walk to Stores. $118,500 Maureen Stilwell, Rutenberg Realty (727)596-2965 (727)458-2246 35. Mobile Home Sales BEAUTIFUL FOUR SEASONS ESTATES 55+ COMMUNITY 2BR/1.5BA, $12,000. Bathrooms Fully Renovated, New Floors Throughout, Washer/Dryer. No Pets Allowed. $599/Month for Water/ Sewer, Garbage (twice a week) and Lawn Maintenance. Must Pass Background and Credit Check. Credit of 600 or Higher. Contact: Desiree Jenkins (727)584-1413 or 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. 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. Property Managers of Florida, Inc We Make it Simple Not Complex Full Service Property Management Vacation or Unfurnished Rentals 24/7 Reporting Direct Deposit  Low Rates (813)434-3887 100. R.E. Wanted Kevin Cahill We Buy Houses (727)755-1995 160. Unfurnished Condos SEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 55+, 2nd Floor Elevator Building. Updated Kitchen, Laminate Flooring, Nice View from Back Lanai $875/Month Annual Rental. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 170. Furnished Apts. STUDIO, LARGO AREA Available Now! Full Kitchen, Laundry Facilities, Private Entrance. Includes Utilities. $1,000/Month Annual, (727)385-3009 175. Unfurnished Apts. Imperial Palms Apartments Largo, FL*$300 Off 1st Full Month Rent, Waived Application and Admin. Fees, on “Elite Style” 1bd Apts only. *Restrictions Apply: While supplies last, for Quali ed Applicants, 12 Month lease required.A sample of our lifestyle includes:Fishing at the Skyway Pier Enjoying Monthly Dine-outs Visiting ZooTampa Lowry Park Shopping at the Clearwater Mall Reviewing Books at our Book Club Working Out at the Bonsai Gym Visiting the Florida Railroad Museu Cheering at Ray’s & Rowdies Games2 Clubhouses w/Free Activities 2 Large Heated Pools Optional Housekeeping, Meal, & Laundry Service Too!55+ CommunityFree Scheduled Shopping Trips Mon – Fri Free Tram Service around our Community Call Today to Schedule a Tour!Open 7 Days a Week!(727) $300 Off 1st Full Month Rent 041218 8423 SEMINOLE BLVD Nice 2BR/1BA $965/Month Plus Deposit, Includes Super Cable First Floor, W/D Hook-up, Near Bus Stop (727)200-1650, (727)239-8554 NEAR LARGO CENTRAL PARK & HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Apartment Located Downstairs in a Charming Updated Older Home. Enjoy the Beautiful Front Porch with Swing, Large Family Room and Laundry Room. No Pets, Nonsmoking, Annual Lease, Security Deposit, $950/mo. Call (727)584-6952 LARGO2BR Garden Apts Available Now 2/1 & 2/2 Starting @$825/Mo. Includes Water, Trash & Pest Control. Laundry On Site. No Dogs Cats OK. Largo Med Ctr area. Call or text (727)280-5005. 185. Beach Rentals SPRING SPECIALS! COME STAY WITH US! INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Vacation Cottages. 1-2BRs, Full Kitchen. Call for SEASONAL Rates. (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 INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Next to Small Intracoastal Park AVAILABLE MAY 1st. 2BR/1BA, Steps to Beach, Quiet, Corner Ground Floor Condo, Tiled, Park at Your Front Door, Pets Okay, ANNUAL LEASE $1,500/Month. Call (727)488-1111 or Text. TREASURE ISLANDISLE OF PALMS Small, One Person Ef ciency. Clean, Quiet, Cable, W/S/T. Walk To Beach. N/Smoking, N/Dogs. Background/ Credit Check Required. First/ Last/ Security. $650/Month. (727)256-3757 195. Seasonal Rentals SAND KEY/CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)418-5774 260. Want To Rent LOOKING TO RENT GARAGE FOR CAR 7 Months, Cash Per Month. 86th Ave. N., Seminole Area. (727)593-9122 265. Commercial Rentals OFFICE/WORKSHOPS/ STORAGE 220 13th Street SW, Largo (Near Largo Diagnostic Clinic) (727)584-6283 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 10811 70th Avenue, Seminole Just West of Seminole Blvd. Completely Remodeled, 1,000SF MOL, $1,400/Month. (720)281-1768 OFFICE SPACE With Multiple Rooms Available For Three Days A Week, Flexible Hours. Call (727)302-0000 For Details. 345. Lost & Found FOUND: Greeting card with cash vicinity of 102nd Ave. and Walsingham Park. Call with detailed description. (727)637-2199. 355. Adoption ADOPTIONUnplanned Pregnancy?Provide your baby with a loving, nancially secure family.Living / Medical / Counseling Expenses PaidYou choose the family you want for your baby / open adoption available. Call compassionate attorneyLauren Feingold866.633.039724 Hours / 7 DaysFL Bar #0958107 031518 360. Legal Service 370. Instruction & Tutors FSA PREP TUTORING ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL Math & Language Arts Florida Certi ed Teacher (727)244-5093 435. Adult Care & Svcs. LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD... ANYTIME HOME CARE HOUSEKEEPING3 HOUR MINIMUM, $18 HOURLY CALL KAREN (727)485-7529I PROVIDE CAREGIVER/ HOUSEKEEPING SERVICESWill Live In and Work For Small Salary. Experienced, Reliable and Good References. Call Angie (727)220-8867 472. Wedding Services SIR WINSTON LUXURY YACHT Ceremonies & Receptions from 75 500 Guests All Inclusive, Customized Packages for “Your” Day! 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NEEDED FULL TIME POOL CLEANER Must Have Experience. Good Driving Record with Driver License. Taking Applications. (727)385-3523 DRY CLEANERS: FULL & PART-TIME Counter Help, Apply: Belleair Bluffs Cleaners, 2924 West Bay Drive. (727)585-1101 PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICESchool Crossing Guards $17.50 Per Hour (2 Hours Per Day Split Shift) Seeking responsible, mature individuals to work 180 day school calendar. Uniforms supplied. Application online at For further information contact Human Resources, Or call (727)582-6208. Note: No nicotine/ tobacco policy does not apply to this position. EOE/ADA CDL DRIVER Brookdale Pinecrest Retirement Community is Currently Seeking Applicants for a Part Time Driver. Must Have a CDL License in Good Standing. Drivers Transport our Resident To and From Doctor Appointments; Banking; Shopping and Scheduled Activity Trips. Candidates Must Follow Company Guidelines Regarding Resident and Vehicle Safety. Part Time Various Hours Including Some Weekends and Holidays. Please Send Resumes to: or Fax: (727)581-8409 or Complete an Application in Person 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo FL. DFWP; EOE. COOKS We are currently looking for a Cook to assist in preparing daily meals for our residents. Previous cooking in a large, upscale community or restaurant setting is required. We are hoping for a creative, organized and responsible candidate to cook various menu items for our 450+ residents. Individual must adhere to proper Kitchen safety and sanitation standards. Also, must be able to follow recipes and ensure proper preparation, portions and quality. Position Available: Full Time & Part Time; various shifts; vacation, holiday and special event coverage. All Positions Require: Drug Screen, Level I Background Check, Level II Background Check for AHCA, PreEmployment Physical & TB Test. Send resumes to or apply in person at 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo FL 33770. SERVERS Brookdale Pinecrest is looking for “mature” candidates to work in our upscale Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care dining rooms. Candidates must be able to provide quick, ef cient and pleasant delivery of food to our residents and guests, while ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo FL 33770. RESIDENT CARE ASSOCIATES Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking Resident Care Associates (RCA’s) to care for our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Candidates should have previous experience caring for seniors and a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. CNA or HHA certi cations are a plus. Multiple positions available; PT, 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM; including every other weekend and holidays. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Avenue SW; Largo FL 33770. CNA's & HHA's Brookdale Pinecrest is seeking CNA’s and HHA’s to work in Personalized Living within our upscale retirement community. The position requires candidates to assist residents with daily living activities based on their individualized plan of care. Job duties could include; escorting residents to doctor appointments, provide medicine reminders, dog walking, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, visitors and members of health care team; possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Multiple positions available; PT various hours; including weekends and holidays. Must have a valid CNA license or 75 hour HHA certi cation. HHA’s must have Certi ed CPR Training. Position requires Level I and Level II background checks; EOE; drug-free workplace. Please apply in person to 1150 8th Ave SW, Largo, FL 33770. LPN Brookdale Pinecrest is Seeking LPNs to Work Within our Upscale Retirement Community – 1 FULLTIME POSITION 2PM-10PM, AND PART TIME-WEEKENDS. Candidates Must be Enthusiastic, Energetic and Caring, Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of our Residents. Position Requires Level I & Level II Background Checks; EOE; Drug-Free Workplace. Please Apply in Person to 1150 8th Avenue SW, Largo, FL, 33770 or Submit Resume to RESORT ON TREASURE ISLAND IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Saturday Houskeeper Position & Front Desk Part-Time Position, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 9am-Noon. Days Only. Front Desk Receptionist, Basic Typing & Computer Skill. Attendance & Reliability a Must. Apply in Person 11660 Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island. LPNs Brookdale’s Lake Seminole Square is seeking LPNs to work in our Assisted Living department within our upscale retirement community. Must be able to communicate effectively, possess excellent customer service skills and have a desire to care for our residents. Full-time 11PM7AM shift and PRN positions for all shifts available Position requires Level II background checks; drug-free workplace. Please Apply in Person 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL. 33772 Join the Patch Family! Opening a New Store in Downtown Dunedin! Hiring 40 FULL TIME* Employees in all Departments: Grocery, Produce, Wellness, Body Care, Cafe & Deli, Customer Care & Cashiers. Bene ts Include: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Vacation/PTO, Employee Discount and a 401K/ Pro t Sharing Plan. The Patch is a Family-Owned, Positive, Smoke-Free Work Environment. Applications Available at our Clearwater Store or Here: http:// it Off at Our Customer Care Desk in Clearwater or Email to: humanresources@ *Part time can be Accommodated 040518 COOK/ DIETARY AIDE F-T/P-T, Will Train The Right Person. Apply, Oak Manor Senior Living Center, 3500 Oak Manor Lane, Largo. EOE/DFWP. 505. Part-Time Help GREAT OPPORTUNITY to Supplement Your Income! HOUSEKEEPER for Timeshare Resort SATURDAYS ONLY. Experience a Must, Excellent Pay. Apply: Coral Shores Resort, 17030 Gulf Blvd., N. Redington Beach. (727)397-6608, x100 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE PERSON Part Time, Ram Sea Condo Resort 17200 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach Requires Janitorial and Pool/Spa Fax resume to (727)397-8894 or apply in person Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am to 4pm Ask for Mike or Julie Background Check Required Retirees Welcome LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE IN SEMINOLE Experienced and Local Only, $11 hour (727)238-4454 HANDYMAN PART-TIME 12-14 Hours, Day Time Hours, Honest, Neat, Self-Starter for Dunedin Church Property. Contact Donna (727)733-2318 522. Careers LEARN TO GROOM DOGS  Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify  Free Job Placement Service  We Proudly Train Our Veterans  Vendor For Vocational Rehab  Easy School Loans NOW ENROLLING  Basic Pet Groomer  Professional Pet Groomer  Master Groomer ACADEMY OF ANIMAL ARTS 535. Business Opportunities LAWN SERVICE FOR SALE 48 Inch Gravely Commercial Mower, Trailer, Line Trimmer, Edger, Blower. Ready to Go $7,000, Includes Accounts. (727)736-5529, (727)365-1392. 585. Auctions WWW.GRANNYSAUCTION.NET Auction 1st Sunday Of Month 1PM. Buying And Consigning Antiques. Free Appraisals Tuesday 12-4PM. (727)572-1567 AB1769 5175 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater 33760 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Notice is hereby given that on 05/13/2018 at 7:00am the following vehicle will be sold at public auction for monies owed on vehicle repairs and for storage costs pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 713.585. The lienor’s name, address and telephone number and auction location are: AFFORDABLE AUTO AND TRUCK REPAIR OF CLEARWATER LLC, 4655 118TH AVE, UNIT B, CLEARWATER, FL 33762, (727)329-8728. Please note, parties claiming interest have a right to a hearing prior to the date of sale with the Clerk of the Court as re ected in the notice. The owner has the right to recover possession of the vehicle without judicial proceedings as pursuant to Florida Statute Section 559.917. Any proceeds recovered from the sale of the vehicle over the amount of the lien will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court for disposition upon court order. 1FMYU93136KB18312 2006 FORD 630. Absolutely Free MOVING? Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! FREE! Must Take All. Text Only, (407)782-6119. 600. Merchandise 7500 WATT PORTABLE Generator, $325. 34” High Velocity Pedestal Fan, $75. (727)580-0945 To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563  Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m.  Line Ads, Monday-Noon 505. Part-Time Help 505. Part-Time Help Want to make Extra IncomeWe 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 lshi ett@ or contact Lee at 727-337-9000.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!020818 031518When: March 14, April 18, May 16 5-8PM EACH SESSIONWhere: 11111 S. Belcher Rd., Largo Full-Part time positions/Paid CDL training/$12.23hr/Upon passing CDL training $13.90hr.  FL driver’s license and 5 year out-of-state DMV record  Diploma/GED/College/DD214  2 email references/on-site drug testing & dexterity test Wear comfortable clothes and closed-in shoes (tennis shoes). Save time-apply online at 727-547-7294 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted SHOP OUR CLASSIFIEDS online 24/7TBNweekly.comTo place a listing, call 727-397-5563


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