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GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT Grand Central Stained Glass

TYRONE AREA Cody’s Road House Harold Seltzer

GULFPORT Chamber Habana Café Gulfport Casino Neptune Grill

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Downtown St. Pete Beach’s Most Loved Drinking, Dining and Dancing Spot by Peter Roos

FEATURES 28 New FEMA Flood Maps to add Coastal AE Zone by Steve Traiman 31 Tim Dorsey - Florida’s Favorite Novelist Visits by Tricia Leimbach 36 What Realtors do We Recommend? by Peter Roos



DEPARTMENTS Publishers’ Message.......6 Kudos............................8 Letters ...........................9 Tidbits ....................10-17 Trust & Taxes ..............18 Construction................20 Property Law.................21 Real Estate ................22 Art & Culture ..........32-35 ECO ...........................39 Arts & Leisure ........41-54 Events ...................42-54 Library .........................55 Fishing ........................57 Classified ..............58-59 Astrology .....................60 Playing Around............61 COVER DESIGN: Renee Roos ARTIST: Lori Bellinger PHOTO: 123RF

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Island Salon Subway Isla Yacht & CC

TIERRA VERDE Billy’s TD Bank Phila Deli Island Grille

ReMax Metro Marco’s Pizzeria Wong Lee’s T. V. Hardware

SOUTH PASADENA Palms Hospital Lou’s Florist Winn-Dixie

Spiro’s Deli Regions Bank Harbourside

PASS-A-GRILLE Merry Pier Paradise Grille Gennaro’s SeaCritters Suntan Art Center Bamboozle

The Sea Horse Paradiso Boutique The Wharf Hurley Realty Don CeSar Shaners Land-Sea Mkt

ST. PETE BEACH 5th/3rd Bank Synovus Bank Baird Realty Nori Thai Sushi Riptides Lounge Resort Realty Library/City Hall Paradise Grille Dolphin Liquors Cafe Soleil New China

ReMax Preferred SPB Produce-Deli Coldwell Banker RE Vito & Michaels’ Custom Cafe Winn-Dixie TBB Chamber Gulf to Bay Bait UPS Store Regions Bank Dolphin Beach Resort

COREY AREA DISTRICT Art Expo Paradise Gifts Frog Pond

Chill Restaurant Beach Theatre Keller Williams Realty

TREASURE ISLAND The Sandpiper The Pearl TI & MB Chamber

T.I. Hardware ReMax Metro Clock Tower Bus Stop

JOHN’S PASS VILLAGE Kilwin’s Ice Cream Old Fashioned Ice Cream Spice & Tea Exchange Chamber Kiosk



Barefoot Bch Resort Post Office Recreation Center City Hall Library Beggins R.E.

11 Spring Break Safety Tips by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri • Facebook

13 Potter’s Precision Imports by Peter Roos 15 Infrared Sauna Treatments at Helios Health by Peter Roos


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PUBLISHERS MESSAGE Dear Readers; Time flies this time of year, with so many ‘Events’ going on throughout our readership area. As we predicted last month some warmer weather was headed our way with spring temperatures swelling crowds at Seafood and Art Festivals, Fresh Markets and more throughout February. Being the only warm spot in the nation helped propel some local businesses to record high sales. Renee and I took my cousin Myra from Montreal to deliver copies of our February issue to Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, (SHAMc) which was featured in the center spread, and had our photos taken with their pink elephant on our way to the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs. Height of season continues through the month of March and is generally stretched by spring break into the middle of April. Then folks come in for our terrific spring “shoulder season” which usually features the kind of weather we enjoyed for most of February.

Paradise NEWS Volume 24 Number 3 • March 2018



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Tuesday, March 13th is municipal election day for some of our communities. Whether you are one of the 70% of registered voters who requested a vote by mail ballot, or you plan to visit your local polling place, do make your vote count. Many local elections are decided by just a few votes.

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Saturday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and festivities are planned throughout our territory, with a special enhanced celebration this year on Corey Avenue where the Swigwam, Chill and Tapz on Corey are pitching in for a street party that starts at 11 am and features live music and dancing in the street. Some of the area’s oldest hotels have been undergoing renovations. Treasure Island’s Bilmar, for example, just cut a ribbon with a joint Chamber of Commerce Mixer on March 1, to celebrate the new look of the hotel and its beachfront efficiency rooms. The Alden on St. Pete Beach has been renovating Gulf front suites as well. If you have not yet visited Paradise NEWS online, you must put that on your to do list. You could even do it now! Go to You could even get there from your phone. A year ago we upgraded to a mobile-freindly site. There you will find the magazine online, and a great deal more. As an additional reward you can subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter sent Thursdays with our Paradise pick of 5 top things to do this weekend. You will also get the first advance peek at each new issue as it is posted online shortly after the first of each month. Thanks for reading Paradise NEWS and if you visit any of our advertisers, please tell them you read about them in Paradise NEWS.

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MEMBERSHIP AFFILIATIONS Corey Area Business Association Greater Gulfport Chamber of Commerce 2007“ Business of the Year Award” Recipient St. Petersburg Preservation St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce 2008 “ Small Business of the Year ” Award 2013 “Woman-Owned Business of the Year” Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber

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Gulf Beaches Historical Museum (GBHM) continues to be an important draw for local tourists and receives favorable reviews on TripAdvisor and other travel websites. The Midwest continues as the largest source of out of state guests - followed closely by the Northeast. The states with the most visitors are Indiana (203), Ohio (197), Illinois (166), New York (166), Pennsylvania (142) and Michigan (129). Overall attendance remains lower than 2014 and 2015 due to prolonged road construction in Pass-a-Grille. Visitor, volunteer & contribution levels were up slightly in 2017 from last year. Built in 1917, this church now houses a museum with exhibits on local history, plus a gift shop. 115 10th Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727) 552-1610

The latest project of the Treasure Island Historical Society is the refurbishing of our Buccaneer Pirate “Bucky,” located in the park at the Treasure Island Community Center. Board members Johnna Patterson and Ginger Goepper led the effort with help from DJ Sheppard Painting Contractor and the Public Works Dept. of the City of Treasure Island. Scrubbing with soap, water and finally pressure washing, our Pirate will soon look “handsome” again. The final coat of clear gloss varnish will be applied in early March.


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The Bilmar Resort hosted a joint Beaches Chamber mixer and cut a ribbon to unveil its new look, inside and out. Besides the new soothing “Blue” look, the Gulffront suites have been beautifully overhauled and redecorated in Beach “chic” with huge flatscreen TVs, as well as the sensational beach view and freedom of access to one of the nicest beaches in the state.

Letters It was lovely to see you last night at the BayLife Art Show. Thank you again for your support and commitment to Tampa Bay Watch (TBW). Astronaut Stott’s presentation was amazing, so glad you could attend it! - Michelle Yepez, Special Events Manager Tampa Bay Watch Greetings residents, business owners, & visitors, The premise of this letter is to express my deepest appreciation and excitement for the opportunity bestowed upon me to serve as your newly appointed City Manager. We will move forward to forging a positive, honest, efficient and effective government. This next chapter in Madeira Beach will undoubtedly be an exciting one as we work together to forge a bond intended to promote this City as the premier beach community on the western seaboard of this great state. Furthermore, we (all of us) will work diligently to promote a community inclusive of opportunities for all, while highlighting our unique and eclectic mix

of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. As for your government, I believe wholeheartedly in transparent, effective, and honest administration. This will be a government agency that strives to excel in every conceivable way, with the clear intention of supporting, informing, and executing in the most efficient, effective, and cost conscience manner. This will be an agency that understands the importance of civic involvement and engagement and is committed to ensuring accurate and timely responses in order to ensure our community stays informed and engaged. In closing, I look forward to working with you, staff, and the Board of Commissioners to tackle the challenges that lie ahead while seizing the opportunities on the horizon. Again, I appreciate the opportunity to serve this community.

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Remember Always remember to forget the things that made you sad, but never forget to remember the things that made you glad. Always remember to forget, the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those who have stuck by you. Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day. | MARCH 2018




Luck is believing youre lucky.  Tennessee Williams DOWNTOWN ST. PETERSBURG Paul’s Landing, the classy but casual new waterfront eatery at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort 501 5th Avenue NE, officially opened in mid-February 2018. Positioned to earn renown as a dining spot for locals and travelers alike, they claim to be concentrating on serving innovative Florida-inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. You will soon be invited here for social gatherings, family dinners and special celebrations. What’s more, the restaurant plans to host unique events for guests and the local

community, such as themed dinners, trivia nights, black and white movies on the promenade and more. Oak & Stone Partners with Tampa Bay Rowdies Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, announced their first official professional sports franchise partnership with the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2018 season. Their 2nd location is opening at 199 Central Ave in downtown St. Petersburg (corner of Central Ave & 2nd St N.) Tidbits cont’d on pg 12


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Spring Break Safety Tips Sheriff Bob Gualtieri

The cold is clearing – here, in Florida, at least – and soon, the annual influx of spring-breakers will fill the beautiful beaches of Pinellas. Whether you are fleeing the area for a vacation of your own or prepping your family for the busy beaches and congested roadways, take note of our top five tips for a safe Spring Break. Whether you are visiting somewhere new or checking out a local, familiar favorite, expect larger-than-usual crowds at family-friendly attractions like beaches, parks, and museums. Keep small children close, and make a plan with your family about what to do if you get separated for any reason. Agree on a place and time that you will regroup. If you’re spring-breaking with a swim, NEVER swim alone, and instruct children to stay within sight of a responsible adult or lifeguard. Whether you’re at the beach, on the boat, or in the backyard, your Spring Break plans likely include outdoor activity, so don’t forget the sunscreen! The Centers for Disease Control recommends using broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15, even if it’s slightly cloudy. Make sure to apply it 15-30 minutes before you head outdoors to allow your skin sufficient time to absorb it. If you’re hitting the road, secure your home. Lock your doors and windows, and put valuables in a safe place. Tell a friend or neighbor that you will be out of town, and ask him/her to pick up your mail and newspapers, because a packed mailbox or a stack of newspapers at your front door signals would-be burglars that you are not there. If you would like someone to check on your home while you are away, contact your local law enforcement agency. If you live in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office’s jurisdiction, call us at 727-582-6200, and a deputy or Volunteer Patrol member will be glad to conduct a vacation home check. Whether you are taking a long trip out of town or driving the pedestrian-packed beach streets, be extra vigilant behind the wheel. Drive defensively. Make sure everyone is properly buckled up and using the appropriate child safety restraints. Allot extra time to get where you’re going to prevent rushing and making careless, dangerous mistakes. Conversely, if you are the pedestrian, be on the lookout for distracted drivers, use crosswalks, and always be aware of your surroundings. If you are at least 21 years old and choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly. Be mindful of area laws and ordinances related to the possession of open containers in public, and never accept a drink from a stranger. Know your limits, and remember that time in the sun maximizes the effects of alcohol. Of course, NEVER drink and drive. Instead, designate a sober friend or use taxi services and ride-share apps A little planning along with a dose of common sense and good judgment can go a long way toward making sure your Spring Break is fun, and above all, safe. PN | MARCH 2018


TIDBITS in April 2018, just a few weeks after the Rowdies’ season opener. The partnership will include player appearances, mascot visits, digital and social support pre and post game promotional opportunities as well as stadium visibility. Walking distance from the iconic Al Lang Stadium, Oak & Stone will serve over 60 rotating varieties of mostly local American craft beers on a selfserve beer wall utilizing RFID technology. The full-service restaurant is gearing up for their opening as a pre and post-game meeting place. The 6,000 square foot, fullservice restaurant serves up to 300 guests indoors and features an expansive 3,000 square foot outdoor patio with tables and chairs for an additional 150 guests. With comfy couches, fire pits, corn hole and billiards, there’s plenty of activities for guests to enjoy.“We’re thrilled about this partnership with the Rowdies. They’re an incredible community-focused organization,” notes Brett Decklever, co-owner of Oak & Stone.

ST PETE BEACH CABA (Corey Area Business Association) scored a base hit with its first Corey Ave. Seafood Festival in early February, which exceded all expectations for attendance. St. Pete Beach Mayor Al Johnson and his city manager said they heard no major complaints about the event, other than traffic and a few parking challenges faced by attendees. There are plans in the works for a repeat next year, and perhaps a stone crab festival sometime in the fall. The city will discuss allowing property owners to rent out parking spaces for such events in the future. The street is being closed for the Ides of March, with a St. Patrick’s Party on the 17th and the Sunday Fresh Market on the 18th. New Pedestrian Crosswalks A contractor working for the FDOT is installing new pedestrian crosswalks on Gulf Blvd at 38th Ave and 70th Ave. The road is narrowed to one lane in each direction from 7 am - 4:30 pm. Expect delays.

Sanitary Sewer Pipe System Smoke Testing Program February 20th a company called USSI began to smoke test St. Pete Beach’s sanitary sewer pipe system. Testing the entire City system is expected to take until March 30th. A door hanger with additional information and the schedule will be distributed in each neighborhood two to three days in advance of the test in that area. USSI uses a motorized smoke machine to force non-toxic smoke, manufactured specifically for this purpose, into the pipes. Any breaks or defects in the pipe will be identified by smoke rising through the ground. The smoke should not enter a building however; if there is a dry P-Trap, defective wax seal under a toilet or vents, clean-outs or sump pumps connected to the sewer system smoke will be seen at the defective location. If you see smoke in any of these areas do not be concerned, the smoke is not harmful to you or your pets and will leave no trace or residue. You should call a

plumber to correct the problem. Please call St. Pete Beach Public Works at 727-363-9243 to address any question you have. Honor Walk at Upham Beach The 2018 Brick Campaign ends March 19, 2018. Installation of the bricks will occur early summer. For more information call 727.363.9232 Senior Excursions The St. Pete Beach Community Center has Senior Excursions on the schedule for March. The excursions are a great way for local seniors to travel with friends. All excursions will depart from St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. All participants must pre-register by Wednesday prior to the excursion. Each trip is $15. Cost covers transportation only. All admissions or lunch are extra and the responsibility of the participants. For more information call the Community Center at 727.363.9245 or visit Trip Schedule Mar 10—Ellenton Outlets Mar 24 —Bok Tower Gardens Tidbits - cont’d on page 14

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Potter’s Precision Imports = Five Star German Car Repair by Peter Roos We have been sharing with you, our Paradise NEWS readers, our recommendation of Potter’s Precision Imports for repair and maintenance of your German automobiles ever since 2014 when Tom Potter had the courage to go out on his own and open his first repair shop several years ago. He had worked on my older Mercedes years before when he was already a Mercedes technician at Gramley’s Automotive. Tom Potter was an ASE certified Master Technician, Mercedes-Benz Master Technician, Mercedes-Benz Master Service Advisor and one of two AMG Specialist while at Crown Euro-Cars Inc. in St. Petersburg. After reaching Mercedes-Benz Master Service advisor, he went on to represent Crown in "Stars of Service Championships" where he was south region winner in 2009. Your response was sufficient to encourage Potter’s to expand from their initial shop with just two lifts and two mechanics to their new faciity, with room for their growing team to work on a dozen cars at a time. Sometimes quality can suffer when your a young business. Not at Potter’s Precision Imports! Tom Potter has been in the local German auto repair industry his entire career. Tom chose Richard Webb, a highly regarded and very experienced service writer, with whom he had worked at a local Mercedes Dealer as his service writer and right hand man. Well known for their honesty and work ethics, Tom and Richard have

built a team of repair professionals with the same kind of attention to detail as they themselves are known for. When they add to their team, they utilize their network of professionals for their referrals to select the best people available. That is what we strive for at Paradise NEWS! Advertisers that we can recommend on an ongoing basis that will take the best care of our readers. We are very excited to note that Potter’s has apparently been taking superior care of all of you. Whether you talk to your German car-driving neighbor or look online, I challenge you to find an automobile repair shop with a better record of satisfying clients. It is helpful that these days you no longer need just take our word for it. Check out Potter’s Precision Imports reviews on Google, benzshops, Facebook, bimmershops or even Yelp, and you will find rave reviews with five star ratings from satisfied clients, many of whom say they will NEVER take their German automobile any where else for service. Some even drive 100 miles for service at Potter’s Precision. Brian Zmich summed it up nicely on Facebook last summer: “These guys are the absolute best! If there was 10 stars on here I would give them that. If you have a German made car Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen etc you don't want to take it anywhere else but Potter's. These guys are friendly, courteous and experts in car care!”

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“Honest, Trustworthy, Experienced, Professional, and Competitively Priced are a few words that come to mind when I think of Potter's Precision Imports! Peace of mind too; I know based upon the morals and values of the owner, Tom Potter, that ONLY what NEEDS to be done will be done and it will be done well and at a fair price.” Lots more reviews echo similar sentiments.

Potter’s Precision Imports shop could not be more centrally located in St. Petersburg, four blocks north of 38th Ave N. off 31st St. Do not be confused by the residential neighborhood you drive through to get there. (Turn north just east of US 19 and left on 42nd Ave.) The exact address for your GPS is 4200 31st. St. N, Bldg. F, Unit D, St. Petersburg, 33714. Call first and talk to Tom or Richard to make an appointment…727-914-8968 | MARCH 2018


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TIDBITS (additional fee for admission ) Mar 31—Tampa Cuban Sandwich Festival St Pete Beach Denies Extension of Paradise Grille Lease City commissioners unanimously voted not to extend the Paradise Grille lease that terminates May 31. Mayor Al Johnson said the city has no complaints with the Grille or its operators. He feels they have done a great job. The lease had become too cumbersome and complicated to administer and needed to be rewritten. The agreement was simply renewed in 2013. During the last 10 years, the Grille at PassA-Grille and Upham began to serve beers and wines. The city wants a new lease, and in order to do that, they had to open it back up for bid. Commissioners agreed to feel that after 10 years, it was time to re-examine lease terms and to see if the current operators were still the best option. Current operators were invited to submit a bid and their “experience will be considered” they were told. Both Grille locations, at 900 Gulf Way and 6850 Beach Plaza, bill themselves as casual, laid back beachside places, offering American-style eats out on a patio, plus live music, a gift shop and a chance to enjoy Gulf breezes. An amazing show of support (estimated at 250 people) filled the Commission chamber in favor of Paradise Grille operators. Other bids are being sought as well. Commission waives cost-of-living increase for Merry Pier Operators In separate action commissioners unanimously agreed to

forgo a contractual cost of living increase (about $1,000) in the Merry Pier operator’s lease ($40,000/yr) due to the ongoing construction that is disrupting parking and access to the pier.

We are sad to announce that Richard ‘RJ’ Siviur Passed. The one-time Publisher of Tierra Verde Scene (which eventually morphed into The Island Reporter and the Tierra Verde Bulletin, which briefly became YOLO), Feather Sound News and Davis Island News had been working to publish a book “How to live to be 100” for the past 5 years. A meteorologist during the Second World War, Richard was recognized for his service by the “Veterans of South Pinellas” at their spring event on May 1, 2015, in Pass-a-Grille when the new Bayway Bridge was dedicated. He also holds the distinction of being Paradise NEWS eldest sales rep at age 92. RJ Passed A Week Shy of Age 95. SOUTH PASADENA Calling All Artists & Volunteers! March 23 - 25 32nd Spring Art Exhibition The city of South Pasadena is looking for volunteers to help with the 32nd Annual Art Spring Exhibition. Shifts are available on the following dates: March 19 – 26, 2018. Please consider donating a few hours of your time. Artists are also needed to exhibit their artwork in the following mediums: clay, fiber, Tidbits - cont’d on page 16

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Far Infra-Red Sauna Treatments Nearby at HELIOS HEALTH by Peter Roos Far Infrared Saunas have been around for years, but only recently have become popular in North America. In a far infrared sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session, which is the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. Unlike conventional saunas, which pull sweat out of the body, far Infrared energy penetrates up to 3 inches into the body and pushes sweat out. The temperature of afar-infrared sauna is typically between 90� - 120� F versus a traditional sauna that operates between 180� -220� F. However, despite operating at a lower temperature, you will typically perspire far more in infrared saunas because the infrared energy penetrates your body at a much deeper level. Fat becomes water soluble at 100� F, when it begins to dissolve, move through the blood and finally is removed from the body, resulting in weight loss. Toxins are also eliminated through your skin using lower, comfortable temperatures, for rapid detoxification. Benefits attributed to far-infrared saunas include:

1. Relieves Stress – leaves you f eeling rejuvenated 2. Detoxify Effect – improve health by ridding your body of toxins 3. Cardiovascular conditioning can decrease heart failure & hypertension 4. Alleviates Muscle & Joint Pain great for arthritis & rheumatism sufferers. 5. Weight Loss along with reduced cellulite , especially beneficial for diabetics 6. Improved Immune Function – increase resistance to disease 7. Improved Skin Tone & Elasticity 8. Helps Skin Problems; helps heal scars, burns, acne, eczema, psoriasis 9. Preserves memory function Amy Chillag reported Feb 21, for CNN in the column ‘Staying Well’ that a 2016 study linked frequent sauna use with decreasing risk of Alzheimers and dementia. Dr. David T. Burke includes saunas in his treatments at Emory University Rehabilitative Hospital where he specializes in brain injuries. Dr. Burke was quoted as saying ‘It’s a quick way — 20 minutes, 4 times / week to preserve a brain that has not been hurt.” Zoe & Scott Schriver

Scott Schriver, a Massage Therapist (MA25421), personal trainer, and Zoe (Zo-ee) Schriver, also a Licensed Massage Therapist (MA31664) and Holistic Health Coach with over 40 years of combined experience, are convinced of the benefits. They have recently outfitted several rooms with saunas and showers, and are rebranding their wellness center on 57th St. at 1st Ave. N. (31 57th St. N. 33710) in St. Petersburg as Helios Health. Sauna sessions are being reserved for $20, $30 with Migun Therapy Table, or $200/mth unlimited, independently and in conjunction with massage, therapy or training. “Wellness centers elsewhere in the nation have found regular use of far infrared therapy a beneficial program and we wanted to offer it in St. Petersburg,” said Scott. “It is particularly helpful for diabetics & weight loss candidates with injuries limiting running, trips to the gym or their favorite form of exercise” added Zoe. Helios Health also offers medical, therapeudic, and many

specialty massages, exercise rehabilitation, personal training, holistic health coaching, gait analysis, plus massage add-ons like cupping, reflexology and sugar scrubs. St. Pete Beach resident Sandy Lyman has been strongly recommending Scott and Zoe. “These two are AMAZING,” she said. “I go to them when I am really hurting and they make the pain go away. They take great care of their clients.” To reserve an infrared sauna or discuss treatment with them, call (727) 322-8883 or visit | MARCH 2018


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Lifeguards needed for 2018 Pinellas beach season Pinellas County is hiring full- and part-time lifeguards for March to Sept. The county is hiring lifeguards to monitor county beaches and help visitors have a safe and fun time. Lifeguards will be stationed on county beaches at Fort De Soto, Sand Key and Fred Howard parks from March to September. Individuals who enjoy helping the public in a fast-paced, detail-oriented role are encouraged to apply. Positions are available for

full-time or part-time seasonal employment, with pay starting at $12.55 per hour for new lifeguards and ranging to $14.98 / hour for senior-level lifeguards with an EMT certification. Lifeguards may work 8 or 10hour shifts. A list of current job openings is available at MarineMax Honored with Sea Ray Awards MarineMax recently received several awards for customer satisfaction and their efforts in selling Sea Ray. MarineMax Clearwater received excellence in customer satisfaction on Sea Ray purchases. For more information, please visit Eckerd College Debuts Multi-Million Dollar Visual Arts Center Eckerd College’s new 33,000 SF Helmar & Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts features two galleries, a ceramics wing, digital arts and audio studios, a printmaking workshop and seven semi-private student studios. Helmar E Nielsen, donated $7 million to Eckerd’s Visual Arts discipline endowing a professorship in film production. For years, Film Florida and local film organizations across the state have worked exhaustively to bring major productions to the state. Recent critically acclaimed films such as the Oscarwinning film Moonlight, and The Florida Project, for which Willem Dafoe was nominated for an Academy Award, have revived interest in the Sunshine State’s potential as a filming destination.

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Treasure Island / Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Community-wide Health Fair and Trade Show at the Treasure Island Comm. Ctr. Saturday April 21st. RGA, Gulfport and Seminole Chambers are involved and the American Legion shows old cars in the park outside. See ad to the right! There will be Health Care Screenings, Free Adm., free swag bags for first 100 guests and ‘tons’ of door prizes. There will be live music, but likely not what you can hear a few miles south at the FREE Beach Goes Pops in Pass-a-Grille! The 28th Beach Goes Pops on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 in Pass-A-Grille there’s food, beverages and live music Noon - 10:30PM with three outstanding bands. Peace of Woodstock 3:50 pm will be playing all of your favorite woodstock music TomKats Jazz Orchestra 5:50 pm - 7:30 pm. An 18-piece band that for over 30 years have been performing jazz and swing music throughout the West Coast of Florida. Headliner, the Alter Eagles, take the stage 8 - 10:30 pm. They’re unbelievably close to the original Eagles and will have you singing along to all the favorites. Food & beverage (soft drinks, water, beer and wine) vendors available to the public. There are 2 VIP Opportunities $100 - $125 ea. + fees/sold in advance, include 2 Food Trucks: St Pete Taco Lady and Surf & Turf Truck, unlimited beer, wine, Prosecco, exclusive access to luxury restrooms for VIP area guests. The Chillounge VIP area is living room style seating directly in front of the stage for

$125 ea. + fees The VIP Dining area is located behind the VIP Chill Lounge area for the evening's performance. VIP Tickets for the Dining section are $100 ea + fees / sold in advance. Visit for current event details. Please contact Maggie Caruso at or Lisa Charest at for VIP Dining or Chillounge reservations or sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds will benefit John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and will help create a treatment room for children undergoing & chemotherapy. Organizers thank the City of St. Pete Beach, the dedicated Committee, the 180 plus volunteers who coordinate and sponsors who help to produce a day and evening of FREE CONCERTS on beautiful and historic Pass-A-Grille in St. Pete Beach. Additional event details at: Don’t Fall For Fake Duke Energy Billing Scam Modern scam artists use increasingly sophisticated and intimidating tactics. The only way to protect yourself is to be vigilant, stay informed and guard your personal information. Remember, you do not have to sign anything or give personal information to anyone calling you on the phone, sending you an email or showing up at your door. If someone says they are from Duke Energy and you feel something’s not quite right about the situation, contact us immediately at 800.700.8744, then Contact the police and report the call if you feel an impostor called. They have posted some videos to help you identify a scam.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 5th • 1 pm • Pasadena Yacht & Country Club for the “Pirate” Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc., Supporting Sports programs at Boca Ciega High School. Help promote leadership, values, develop character & success. Scramble / Best Ball Format - Fee $!25 /person, or $450/foursome includes a round of golf with cart, complementary water, buffet dinner, awards ceremony and chance to win lots of prices.

Sponsorships including Hole sponsors ($100) Door or raffle prices are being accepted, need golfers & foursomes to play for charity on the nicest private golf course in the area.

Call Bob Angle ’62 727 423‐6135 Credit Card Orders accepted at (727) 434-2165 or mail checks & player’s names to Barry Wax, Treasurer, 5940 Pelican Bay Plaza #602, Gulfport FL 33707 Contact Organizers: Rex Gaugh ‘78 (727) 434‐2165 or Steve Hodges ’59 709‐2612 or 573‐3594 “Pirate” Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc. is a 501c(3) not‐for‐profit corporation that supports student athletic programs at Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg. | MARCH 2018


Trusts & Taxes It’s Tax Season AGAIN by Samantha Chechele It rolls around every year, as regular as Christmas, birthdays and well, tax time!

If you are close to this amount, it is worth recapping the medical expenses for your tax preparer.

For some, filing tax returns IS a bit like Christmas because it involves a big REFUND check. For others, it is a dreaded event, with stress surrounding the record-gathering process, waiting for the returns to be prepared, and fearing that a balance may be due.

The tax deadlines for 2017 tax returns this year are important to remember – so here they are: Business returns – (1065, 1120 and 1120S) - March 15, 2018

To make the process less stressful, or more joyful (if you are one of those who loves to file tax returns), here are a few helpful hints, along with some information about the new tax law that affects 2017 tax returns.

Be as organized as possible. Most tax preparers charge fees based upon the amount of time involved, so the better the shape of your records, the lower your bill, in most cases.

The first step in having taxes prepared is to gather your tax documents. What tax documents are needed? Here is a list of what you probably will need for an individual tax return:

In 2017, there is opportunity to take some enhanced deductions for repairs, losses and cleanup due to hurricane damage. The cost of being displaced may also be includible in this calculation. This is a change from other years where these types of losses were limited.

• W-2 forms from employment • 1099 forms from investments, bank accounts, contract work • 1098 form from mortgage interest for all properties owned • 1098-T form from educational institution for tuition paid • Receipts from charitable donations • Recap of medical expenses • Property tax paid bills • Invoices for new large purchases in 2017, showing sales tax paid • Recap of rental income and expenses • Information regarding sales of assets, like real estate • Paid receipts for hurricane damage repair and related costs


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Also in 2017, the medical expense deduction “floor” has been decreased to 7.5% from 10% of adjusted gross income. What does that mean?

Individual, Trust and Estate Returns – (1040 & 1041) – April 17, 2018 Not for Profits – (990) – May 15, 2018 EXTENDED Business Returns – September 17, 2018 Individual, Trust & Estate Returns – October 15, 2018 Extended Not for Profits – November 15, 2018 Remember, if a return is extended, there is no corresponding extension of time to pay. If you believe you are going to owe a balance, it is better to have your return prepared early, and pay what you are able with the return, to avoid penalty. Don’t let tax season get you down.

In plain language, you may be able to actually receive a benefit from deducting medical expenses if you itemize deductions and if your medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your total income. This is a change from last year where medical expenses had to exceed 10% of your total income to create a benefit.

Chechele Law is here to help, and make tax filing comfortable, less stressful, and maybe even fun! Remember, the earlier you file, the earlier (and usually quicker) a refund is paid, so don’t procrastinate.

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Co onstruction Pinellas Construction Industry Realities……. Res sidential Real Estate Advice by To Tom Smith As I’ve spent time writing informational articles these past 2 years while contemplatFor the robust past 18construction months withactivity these news ing the in Pinellas articles, attempted to provide the most County, I’ve I keep going back to recurring accurate information for reconstruction concepts that I’ve discussed because they options for residential properties along the provide the most accurate information that I beach communities. Most homes in the 13 feel I can provide. The construction industry municipalities of the Pinellas beaches were has been in full for ago. the past few years, constructed 50‐ swing 60 years You may look and with the influx of our snowbirds have at your present property simply as a that home, now turned into Florida residents, it seems but in reality, y, it is the biggest investment for inevitable that I’ll more increased activity most families. continue to state my will continue.based Just upon this past threeinto of my opinion folksyear, coming our close friends from up north that have been model home and discussing their situations. renting here for the past years have decided No matter which builder you choose to to purchase home here in Pinellas. upgrade yourahome, I highly recommend that Theyconsider have been going to open houses for you my thoughts and not throw away hardwhat earned dollars that you have yearsthe seeing is available at what price, worked hard for in your and have witnessed thecareers. large increase in home pricing due to inflation. Like everybody, This alone I had retired couples that they week all said “Why did 2I wait these past years own homes, ourpurchased model verythe to buy, whencome I couldinto have frustrated decision same newabout home their for 10%, 15%,(mistake) or 25% that they made. One couple listened to poorsay less?” Don’t we often hear our friends advice from awhen neighbor andhave began “I remember I could purchased a remodeling the FEMA for 50% rule. Now home in thatusing neighborhood $380,000, $65,000 later, r , they realize their mistake and and now that same home is selling for almost are going to demo the home and build new. $500,000”. That is exactly today’s reality.

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Get Real About Property! Should I Use A Lawyer To Conduct My Closing? by Tom Brodersen, Esq.

I recently got a call from a very concerned home buyer. He and his wife were under contract to purchase a waterfront home on one of our barrier islands, for which they were paying nearly $600,000 cash. The closing was being handled by a local title company. The buyers felt uneasy wiring such a huge amount of cash to them, so they asked if maybe they shouldn’t talk to a lawyer. The company assured them there was no need to do that. Wisely, they ignored their advice. After calling my office, they forwarded to me the scanned documents the title company had sent. I was struck first by the fact that the top 4 inches of each and every document was cut off! The signature lines were missing on many of the documents, including the proposed deed. There was no title insurance commitment included, nor copies of the “chain of title,” i.e., the deeds preceding the current owners title.

I was surprised at the number of misspellings in the documents. It was also strange that affidavits were included which are only required when there is a mortgage. I started examining the title. The sellers had created a family trust a number of years ago, and had executed a deed transferring title to that trust. That deed showed the couple as the trustees (which is typical), but it also included a clause reserving a life estate to that couple (giving them the right to possession until after they both had died!). Strangely, the proposed deed did not address the life estate, but rather transferred title subject to reservations of record. This meant the buyers would not have been entitled to possession. It confirmed that they would have had no legal right to move in to the house they were buying!

Of course, the error would have eventually been discovered (likely after the money had passed), but as the sellers live in South America, it would have been nearly impossible to get the deed corrected if they didn’t cooperate. That might have required a complex and expensive lawsuit to fix. The surprises were not over. The title company included a Power of Attorney, authorizing them to make changes to the documents after the fact! This was “to correct any mistakes in the documents!” Obviously, I cannot advise my client to sign those documents. There are no less than a dozen corrections that I will insist on. It’s way past time to clean up the title business. Florida real estate lawyers will gladly lead the way. | MARCH 2018


Real Estate Innovation Thru Client-Centric Beach Focus by Jim “Property Wizard” Beggins, Broker, Century 21 Beggins Enterprises From the emergence of branded real estate companies beginning in the 70s, to the possibility of artificial intelligence annihilating the career that I love, let’s see if this original “MOM & POP” industry can be saved...or should it be left to continual demise? Franchises were started to give local agencies a chance to compete outside of their office area. These mega companies grew worldwide but forgot two critical points. The “CUSTOMER OR CLIENT IS FIRST” and that “STAYING LOCAL IS CRITICAL!” Agents take business in areas that they know nothing about. Most say that it’s always a great time to sell and a great time to buy as long as the agent can make a commission. Now it seems that agents have little relevance and are being replaced by 100s of disruptors to our industry. Is this inevitable? Yes…Unless…a new model is created that provides real-time, personalized service at affordable prices. Here’s the model that’s worked for my 45+ year career but lately seems to have been minimized: • Agents and their clients must thoroughly understand the goals of the transaction • Agents must strive to know EVERYTHING about the LOCAL market. • Agents must work a specified schedule and be available for clients when needed. • Agents must be constantly trained, coached towards constant & never-ending improvement. • Agents must have negotiators, analysts,

administrators, coaches & mentors dedicated ONLY to clients. • Agents must provide MORE value than the client pays for. If any of the above are not done, our industry will be replaced by impersonal robots. I’m instituting a system with full disclosure, which you can track to evaluate its success or failure. If it works, we all win. If it doesn’t, we all lose. Why would our agents do what most won’t? Because we offer them area ownership with a career path to owning their own business and we coach them to success by helping their clients win. Here’s the plan: My team of trusted advisors FOCUS on 5 beach areas; Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach, Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, and Causeway/Paradise Islands. They learn about every listing, sale, expired listing, for sale by owner, town restrictions and zoning opportunities and share with interested parties, so they can make informed decisions. Property owners get monthly updates about their area. A personality assessment will be offered free to you to compare with the profile of potential agents to maximize compatibility & common goals. We offer a free real time Strategic Pricing Analysis (SPA), featuring 15 properties most like yours showing what buyers CAN PAY, DID PAY AND REFUSED TO PAY. You should always know what your assets are worth. A precise game plan will be agreed upon before we work

together. If you want to save the commission, we’ll help you get a license or provide the option to market your property utilizing our Exquisite Property Auction. We’ll share negotiating tips to get the best deal for your family and handle every detail of the transaction. You’re invited to our weekly “REAL BEACH TALKS, each Tuesday 4-5PM, in person or online at, to share area specific news. Success is surviving failure after failure with little loss of enthusiasm (Winston Churchill). After well over 4 decades as a Florida broker and a barrier island resident, I’m returning to the core beliefs which built numerous businesses in closely related fields. Under all is the land and the potential clients who live upon it. Pinellas barrier island land is the best value in Florida no matter what economic cycle we’re in. Watch us grow.All the best, Jim “Property Wizard” Beggins, Broker, CENTURY 21Beggins Enterprises, with 10 offices & 400 agents serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Since most opinions about real estate can be supported with facts, I will inform you to the best of my ability so you can unconfuse the facts to your personal advantage. I think I can use my “hands on” experience in Florida real estate since 1972 to achieve your desired outcome. Please let me know how I’m doing. Call or text 727.254 8144 or email with questions.

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good muffins’ when her young coffee house started serving a full breakfast after opening in 2011 just a block and a half west of its present location.

The Urban Dictionary defines a ‘Chill’ person as “someone who does what they feel like doing, not following crowds. Many have friends in all social groups and don’t care who sees them. They know how to have a good time by being who they are and being with their friends.” 24

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That pretty well describes Chill’s proprietor, Ruthie, who morphed ‘Steam’ into Chill pretty quickly after finding success with ‘crazy

Almost 3 years have passed since Chill moved to its downtown Corey location, featuring a huge separate kitchen with stainless steel walls, walk-ins, a terrific bar area, a private party room, plenty of free parking, and alternative performance areas. As of this printing, Chill was #3 on Trip Advisor.

Ruthie says she has recommitted herself to making Chill the very best it can be, and feels like it is working. She is now a resident of St. Pete Beach, so she is never far away.

Toast selections, Grouper Hash, an Acai bowl and some creative and fun tater tot dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We brought in Buddha bowls and really had a lot of fun creating our new Spring menu.” Chill serves breakfast until 3 pm! I was recently there for the Sunday brunch buffet that is very reasonably priced at $16.95 and there is a plentiful Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar.

The thing she says she loves most about Chill is the feeling that friends are always coming to eat, she just does not know which ones. Ruthie says “our staff has really made all the difference. Our service team, led by George Smith has dramatically improved. He has been able to attract and keep some of the best hospitality professionals on the beach! And our daytime staff has improved as well. We promoted long time employee and crowd favorite Joe McCarthy to Assistant Manager during the day. The kitchen staff is once again led by Ruthie and they have embraced a culinary team approach. What a difference!

We noticed table tents touting Early Bird specials too. “Yes, that’s new for Chill,” Ruthie said. “We have 5 entrees for $12.95 including steak, shrimp, pasta, chicken and seafood. We also have great pricing on many of our most popular appetizers, including old favorites like the goat cheese terrine and stuffed dates each for $7. The house wines are $4, well drinks are $3 and domestic draft are $3 too… all from 3:30 - 6 pm.” Prime Rib Mondays have also been a tremendous success. It’s a 12-ounce portion served with loaded mashed potatoes and a salad for $16.95. It is offered from 4 pm til it runs out. Ruthie said one week they made 60 POUNDS of prime rib and ran out at 8:15 pm. The next week they made 75 pounds.“It’s just incredible. Monday has become our 3rd busiest night of the week!”Wine Wednesday still has half price wine on almost all their offerings (including what’s on the new wine list) and an incredibly tender 8 ounce Angus sirloin steak for $14.95 with salad and starch.

“They have been able to produce much more volume than EVER before while still maintaining excellent standards. So many of our employees are deeply invested at Chill. They work with love, passion and a sense of ownership. I am so grateful for this incredible team. I am truly blessed” Ruthie continued. Chill’s dinner menu tends toward creative small plates, but also contains numerous traditional entrees to please everyone in your party. For lunch or dinner their Lobster Bisque or Filet tips with a blue cheese fondue are a great start. As always Chill has a solid commitment to vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten intolerant. A few small plate vegetables include Kale salad, Spaghetti Squash with ratatouille, and a vegetable and quinoa stuffed Butternut Squash. The menu has been recently revamped with a huge focus on breakfast & lunch. Ruthie said that “while the dinner business had more than tripled after their move from Gulf Blvd, the day business had declined. Moving from the ‘breakfast corner’, we had to really find a way to rebuild that piece of Chill.” So she looked at pricing and

menu offerings.“We lowered many of our prices to be much more competitive and added some extraordinary new menu offerings: like Avocado

As for the bar, Ruthie’s daughter, the talented and beautiful Molly is still front & center most nights. Mark, longtime bartender from Jimmy B’s, joined the bar staff and is doing a fantastic job too. Ruthie also talked a lot about her bar prices. “We took a hard and detailed look at this recently. Over the years, with so many additions it had become complicated and some items were underpriced while other drinks were really just too expensive. So, we have completely revamped our alcohol prices and the feedback from our guests has been awesome.”she said. | MARCH 2018


L: Carl , R: Tony below. Chello Hollyday

“We try to always be willing to take an honest look at what we are doing right and what’s wrong. The roadmap to our success is feedback from our guests and hard working staff.” When we think about Chill at night we always wonder what entertainment is happening. Ruthie has been diligent in keeping the web site up to date with the variety of music offerings. The latest changes have been the addition of Tony Castellano, local jazz pianist and vocalist to Sunday Brunches and on Tuesday nights, starting at 7 pm. “We saw Tony with the Tomkats and just fell in love with 26

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him. He is truly an entertainer playing many standards and has a wonderful vibe.” Wednesdays feature Chello Hollyday trio on the patio. It’s very smooth Lionel Richie-ish. Act 3 Motown phenoms play at Chill March 18th & 25th and April 1, 8 & 25th (2nd & 4th Sundays thereafter) and Carl, local icon piano man is still holding down the weekends. Even Carl’s “Thursdance” ladies night has been a hit. The Seafood Festival was a huge success and the Corey Avenue Business Association has been really innovative in growing the activities on the street. Of course we all love the Sunday Market and the art and craft shows, but talks are underway for a Stone Crab event and just NOW for St. Patrick’s Day we are having

a street party with live music, a corn hole tournament and lots of green beer and dancing. “St. Patrick would even be excited to come to Corey Ave this year!” Ruthie said. From all of us in St. Pete Beach and beyond, we congratulate Ruthie and her team at Chill for their continued success. Chill accepts reservations at 727-360-2445 or you can make them from their website at Chill is located at 357 Corey Ave in St. Pete Beach, 33706.

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New coastal flood modeling maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may affect owners of properties susceptible to flooding from the Gulf, Tampa Bay and inland areas near waterways connected to the Gulf or Bay. FEMA has advised Pinellas County that its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) are being revised. Preliminary maps will be available soon. Flood map development is still in progress and FEMA has not yet made available preliminary maps intended for review. Pinellas County will make those maps available to the public online at apps/MapSeries/. The new maps will include a new Coastal AE Flood Zone (see sidebar story) At the same time, the White House’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget calls for structural reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which in recent years has had to borrow more than $40 billion from federal taxpayers to pay its claims.  The just-released budget reiterates the administration’s support for a set of reforms first proposed early in October 2017 by Office and Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that “would ensure the continued financial stability of the NFIP while maintaining affordability for low-income policyholders, and expand the private market to get the Federal Government out of the flood insurance business.” Under Mulvaney’s proposal, FEMA would have authority to discontinue NFIP coverage for extreme repetitive loss properties following future losses. Starting in 2021, the program also would phase out coverage for commer-

cial properties altogether, while no policies could be written for new construction inside a special flood hazard area.

Flood Insurance Background Jake Holehouse, Vice President, Business Development, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance, Clearwater, gave Paradise News some valuable background. He notes, “Prior to 1968, typically flood insurance was included in a standard homeowner ’s insurance policy. However, with massive losses the insurance industry began excluding flood as a coverage. That allowed the formation of the NFIP to begin providing flood insurance coverage.  “The flood insurance program did very well in terms of staying solvent from 1968 until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana with a significant amount of flood damage, leading to billions of debt for the NFIP. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Act in 2012 to provide solvency to the program with unforeseen consequences of massive rate increases. You then had Superstorm Sandy load on more debt to the program, creating a need for additional rate increases. “With rates going up and better technology, private markets became more interested in writing private flood insurance. When flood insurance rates were in the $500 to $1,000 range for a standard slab on grade ranch style home in an A zone, there was too much risk for the amount of premium being collected.  Now that flood insurance rates are in the $2,000 to $3,000 range, it becomes a very profitable venture to offer private flood insurance.  

New FEMA Flood Zone Should Not Affect Rates “When FEMA completes a new Coastal Flood Zone Map Study for Pinellas this spring it will add a new wrinkle to your flood risk analysis with the inclusion of storm surge estimates,” according to Dolores Glass, Senior Communications Manager, Wright Flood. She told Paradise News, “This creates a new Coastal AE flood zone designation to help property owners better understand their risk of flooding.” “At the coastal water line is FEMA Zone VE — at highest risk and subject to the extremely damaging velocity of wave heights greater than 3 feet. Stringent flood mitigation building codes require raised living spaces with unobstructed areas below. Further inland is the traditional AE Zone that is subject to minimal storm surge, but remains a high risk for water damage. Building codes require flood mitigation features like flood vent openings in crawl spaces. The most inland areas are Zone X to indicate where there is a moderate-to low risk for flooding. While the X zone may designate a property as a lower risk, FEMA statistics show that one in five properties may still suffer a flood. “The new Coastal AE zone is the area between the VE and AE zones, as shown in the accompanying image. This new zone is still at high risk as it is subject to significant damaging wave heights of 1.5 to 3 feet. Communities that adopt stronger flood mitigation

and building construction standards in Coastal AE zones may earn a flood insurance premium discount for all residents in that community that build more resilient structures.” Adds Sean Tobe of Brown and Brown Insurance of Pinellas, “Whenever new FEMA flood zone maps are issued, property owners should turn to their insurance agents and re-evaluate protecting their property and financial security. “A low cost Preferred Risk policy is recommended for Florida property owners to be protected. It doesn’t take a hurricane for it to flood on your street in Florida and it also doesn’t take the President to declare an emergency for the (NFIP) flood policy to help you recover. “Most important, no additional premium is currently planned for the new Coastal AE flood zones. In fact, any barrier island community can earn a mitigation discount for every flood policy and make their communities safer— if they enact stronger flood mitigation building codes for the new Coastal AE zone.“ For more information follow this link: Coastal AE Zones Frequently Asked Questions or search the website for Coastal AE Flood zones. Sean Tobe can be reached at 727-450-7123 or To find a flood insurance agent near you, contact Wright Flood at 866-373-5663.


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From a flood zone standpoint, in Pinellas County we see flood zones A, V or X. A and V have a mandatory purchase requirement from a mortgage company and an X zone is an option purchase but flood insurance is still highly recommended. One of the key elements of flood zones is understanding that the flood zone is different than the evacuation zone. FEMA just announced a remapping of Pinellas County that will include a new AE Flood Zone (see accompanying story).

Challenges Still Ahead Holehouse sums up, “Flood insurance continues to be a challenge at the federal level. Congress continues to just use short-term extensions. The challenge here is that uncertainty is still faced in the marketplace about what the future looks like for the flood insurance program.  “However, based on the proposed Senate Bill called ‘The Sustainable, Affordable, Fair & Efficient National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Reauthorization Act’, I am optimistic about the future of the flood insurance program. Two highlight points are the continuation of grandfathering flood insurance premium rates for existing structures and providing rate caps at 10% per year. 

“From a private market standpoint, these markets in flood insurance continue to grow. It is estimated that approximately 70% of Floridians with flood insurance would receive a rate savings by moving their insurance policy into the private market.  “The challenge that we have on the barrier islands is that many of our homes are in the 30% without a savings as we are the most likely to be affected by a floodtype event.  However, we are seeing thousands of homeowners in the coastal areas of Pinellas County receiving a private flood rate savings as there are approximately 12 private market flood companies actively writing business today.  For more information, Holehouse can be reached at or (727) 470-5177.

[Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Jake Holehouse, Heritage Insurance; Dolores Glass, Wright Flood; and Sean Tobe, Brown and Brown Insurance, for their excellent comments and diagrams.] Steve Traiman is President of Creative Copy by Steve Traiman in St. Pete Beach, offering freelance business writing services. He can be reached via email at

Florida’s Favorite Novelist Visits the Islands

by Tricia Leimbach

Just as Jimmy Buffett put Florida on the pop music map, Tim Dorsey has been writing about his beloved Florida a book a year for 20 years. And not unlike Buffett, he has quite the following. This year’s title “The Pope of Palm Beach,” is similar to his last 19 extremely successful novels; it follows the adventures of his famous partners in crime, Serge and Coleman. Serge’s role is to catch the “bad guys” with some antics that could describe him as a bit insane. Coleman goes along for the ride as a self-proclaimed “stoner.”

The Pope of Palm Beach is a bit more sentimental than his other books in that it focuses on his hometown of Riviera, a small town in Palm Beach County, Florida. There has been talk of movies or television series but it’s not the main goal. Dorsey seems perfectly content to wander the state he loves so dearly while entertaining many along the way. Over 40 fans stood in line to have their book signed in Madeira Beach, each telling him in their own way, how very much they have enjoyed each book and implored him to get started on number 21!

(or heavy pot smoker if you will).

Dorsey brings in quite the crowd when he comes to town for a book signing as he did last month in Madeira Beach and St. Pete Beach. His stature is as giant as his personality and if he ever decided to give up writing crime novels, he could make it as a comedian. Unlike some authors who decide to just throw in the towel one day and give writing a try, Dorsey plotted his path since his first gig as editor of The Auburn Plainsman. After graduation, he carefully plotted his path as a police reporter in Montgomery, Alabama, and then on to the Tampa Tribune. “I always knew I would be a novelist,” says Dorsey, I just decided working as a news writer would give me good training.” | MARCH 2018



MUSE Visual Arts Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker Pottery MUSE Performance Arts Mark Sforzini, St. Petersburg Opera

MUSE Arts Ambassador Paul Wilborn, GM Palladium Theater & Eugenie Bondurant, Actress/Teacher

MUSE 2018 WINNERS MUSE Patron of the Arts Sylvia Rusche, Sylvia Rusche Insurance Agency, Inc.

MUSE 2018 THANKS EVERYONE FOR THEIR GENEROSITY! MUSE 2018 has come and gone, but what a pARTy it was! St. Petersburg’s 5th annual fundraising benefit for arts recognized the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and paid tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. SPAA raised over $25,000 in proceeds benefiting artists, arts businesses, and arts & cultural organizations through our Arts Alliance programs and services. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR MUSE AWARD HONOREES THIS YEAR! Charlie Parker, Visual Arts Award with Nancy Parker Mark Sforzini, Performance Arts Award with St. Pete Opera Board Members Paul Wilborn & Eugenie Bondurant, Arts Ambassador Award Sylvia Rusche, Patron of the Arts Award with Jim Donatelli Shelia Crowley, Literary Arts Award with John Collins MUSE AWARDS BY DUNCAN MCCLELLAN 32

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MUSE Literary Arts Award honors Sheila Cowley, Playwright

SPAA also wants to thank Tom Kramer, Xina Scuderi and Kyle Fleming for capturing the excitement with a spectacular photo journey of the MUSE 2018 pARTy!

has made substantial changes this year and is excited to present their second play in Williams Park. The festival will announce the 2018/2019 season soon. Admission is “Pay What You Can” with a suggested donation of $10.00. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket and or beach/ camping chairs. More information, visit St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival’s website:

ST. PETERSBURG SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Present 2nd production in 4th annual season: St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival’s production of Romeo and Juliet will be performed at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg at 8:00pm, Thursday through Sunday, March 15 - March 25, 2018.

CELEBRATION OF CREATIVE CLAY’S ARTISTS AT SPRING FOR THE ARTS! Wednesday, March 21, 6pm-9pm Duncan McClellan Gallery MUSIC: Lounge Cat Quartet ENTERTAINMENT: Hot Shop Demonstration CATERING: Island Flavors and ‘Tings COFFEE: Black Crow Coffee BEER: Green Bench Brewing and 3 Daughters Brewing

Romeo and Juliet is directed by Stephen Ray. The cast includes McKenzie Pollock as Juliet, Greg Wiederecht as Romeo, Matthew Frankel as Friar Lawrence, Greg Thompson as Capulet, Julia Barton as Tybalt, and Chad Jacobs as Paris. Conceived by USF St. Petersburg Alumna Veronica Matthews, St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Trip to NYC to see The Lion King (with backstage tour & prime seating) - Hamboards Huntington Hop Longboard - Kala ukulele - Tampa Bucs football autographed by Kwon Alexander - Amazing theater & dinner packages PRIZES: Door prize is $100 worth of

scratch-off tickets! Every attendee will leave event with an original piece of Creative Clay artwork! More information call 727.825.0515 visit

MOREAN ARTS CENTER SPRING CAMP Join us for a week-long Spring Break Art Camp! Children ages 5-10 will be creating a mixed media art garden filled with flowers, unicorns, & creepy crawlies that lurk in the soil. Monday-Friday, March 26-30. 9am-3pm, Extended Care is available for an additional fee. (Before Care begins at 8am, After Care runs until 5:30pm.) Camp Cost Member $165 / Non-Member $185 Cost includes all materials. Must register for full week–no daily rate option. For more information, please call 727.822.7872 ext. 8 or go to

SPRINGFEST GARDEN ART & FAERIE FESTIVAL April 7-8, 2018 (10AM to 8PM Saturday, 10AM to 5PM Sunday) The Gulfport Area Chamber will host its 24th Annual Springfest Garden Art & Faerie Festival along the green and tree-covered expanse of Gulfport’s 7.5-acre Clymer Park, on April 7-8, 2018. The Garden Art & Faerie themed festival will transform the park into an “enchanted village” inhabited by costumed faeries, sprites, gnomes, ogres and trolls. Renaissance-era characters, gypsies, minstrels, wizards and roving entertainers in costume will also stroll through the event.

Springfest will offer a wide variety of family friendly activities and entertainment. Favorite activities such as May pole dances, a faerie house contest, costume contests and live music will be returning. A children’s area will offer activities including face painting, pixie dusting, bubble blowing, and more. Vendors offer plants, garden art, flowers, herbs, Renaissance-period items, clothing, jewelry, art, handmade crafts, food & beverages, and other items of whimsical interest. There is no admission fee for the pet and family friendly event, and complimentary parking is available with gratis trolley rides to and from off-site parking areas. For more information please follow us on Facebook/GulfportSpringfest, go to or call 727-322-5217.

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SALUTE TO THE MILITARY Saturday, April 14, 10 am – 4 pm ST. PETE BEACH: The Veterans of South Pinellas County (VSPC) will host their 8th Annual Salute to the Military fundraising event on April 14, 2018. The Horan Park venue will feature military vehicles and exhibits, a kids fishing tournament and live music. There is no admission fee for the pet and family friendly event and complimentary parking is available nearby. The fun begins at 10:00 am and will also include a military enlistment ceremony, a silent auction to benefit veterans support groups, food, beer and wine, vendors, and the One Blood blood mobile. The VSPC is a 501(c)(3) charity organization and has given more than $75,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to a variety of nonprofit groups that support veterans. We can help lower your tax bill by becoming a supporter for this very worthy cause. Donations from sponsors, vendors and advertisers are tax deductible and as an added bonus, you’ll be supporting local Pinellas County Veterans. General information or to become a supporter, please call 727-322-5217 or visit VSPC on Facebook at Veterans-of-SouthPinellas-County-Inc.


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THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HONORS THE PAST BY EMPOWERING THE FUTURE The FHM’s “To Life” gala raised over $650,000 to support the Museum’s educational programs and to build its new Collections, Preservation, and Research Center The museum’s educational and outreach programs are a vital part of its mission. Community advocates Gayle Sierens and Jane Castor shared personal stories and express their gratitude for the Museum’s dedication to developing and delivering unique strategies empowering people to make positive changes in the world. The FHM honored four Holocaust Survivors with the Loebenberg Humaniarian Award. John Rinde, Toni Rinde, Lisl Schick, and Mary Wygodski were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Museum. The Florida Holocaust Museum is one of only three accredited Holocaust museums in the United States and provides quality Holocaust and human rights education to adults and students. More than 1 million students have learned the concepts of upstander behavior, the rights and responsibilities of living in a democracy, and speaking out against injustice through the Museum’s educational outreach. Keynote Speaker, Avner Avraham, who spoke about the blockbuster exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann, which opened on February 10th and will be on display until July 15, 2018 at The FHM. Avraham curated the espionage artifacts featured in the exhibition. This exhibition is the first time the recently declassified Mossad materials have been seen outside of Israel. To learn more about The FHM’s upcoming events and exhibitions, visit the Museum online at The Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

ST PETE CITY THEATRE City Theatre participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day projects working with Two Hangry Chicks and Meals of Hope Food packing 15,000 dehydrated meal packs at the theatre, distributed by St. Petersburg Free Clinic for needs in our community. January ended with a Book Talk with Bill DeYoung, the author of Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down. Over 100 guests from throughout the Tampa Bay Area saw our theatre for the first time. Donations received can help with future community events. Jesus Christ Superstar, is the next Mainstage with a stellar cast. Directed by Christine White, this exceptional show runs March 16-Sunday, March 25. Sunset Limited, produced by Travis Moore, will run April 27 - May 6. SPCT thanks Leadership St. Pete for their consideration of our grant request. We will have the opportunity to apply to Leadership St. Pete again next year. The Fundraising Committee will be working with Matt Bissett to develop a grant to help address some of the theatre’s needs. This grant will require matching funds. Please share with those you know the activities at City Theatre so we can expand our reach in the community. We appreciate your volunteerism and financial support. Every production needs volunteers! Interested? Contact Lisa Marone at Visit to make a donation, purchase tickets and see a video on the history of City Theatre. Board members can be reached via email:

ST. PETERSBURG MAIN LIBRARY Jeff Klinkenberg Speaks on Real Florida - Jeff Klinkenberg, well-known author about Florida’s history and culture, will speak at the St. Petersburg Main Library on Saturday, March 17, at 2 pm. Klinkenberg wrote a column about Real Florida in the Tampa Bay Times until he retired in 2014. He is the author of Alligators in B-Flat and his soon-to-bepublished memoirs, Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life. Friends of the Main Library programs are free and open to the public. PN

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SPRING FUN IN THE CITY OF MADEIRA BEACH • SPRING BREAK WATERFRONT FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club in partnership with City of Madeira Beach will host the Annual Spring Break Waterfront Festival, which will take place at the Madeira Beach Recreation Complex & ROC Park located at 300 Municipal Drive from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18, 2018. This 4-day, fun-filled event will offer a collection of carnival rides provided by Arnold Amusements, live entertainment as well as awesome food and craft vendors. • GREAT AMERICAN GRUNT HUNT The local’s favorite fishing tournament at the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina with a Captain’s Party on Thursday, March 22 and the Weigh In on Saturday, March 24. Captain’s event featuring “Captain Grunt” Dave Zalewski. Saturday evening’s events include fresh caught fish meal for only eight dollars. Activities & Open Registration • YOUTH SOCCER SPRING SEASON – Registration now open, ages 4 to 12. Six regular season games and playoffs. Online registration open on $75 Non-Resident / $60 Resident *Sibling discount 10% • ADULT KICKBALL / SOFTBALL – The most fun you can have on Thursday nights. Grab your friends and register today to experience all of the fun on the waterfront ballfields. Teams of 10 play all season for just $250. Miranda Rose Borchardt, Communications & Events Specialist City of Madeira Beach, 200 Rex Place, (727) 392-0665

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St. Anthony’s Triathlon Seeks VOLUNTEERS

St. Anthony’s Triathlon is calling for volunteers to support athletes and staff at the 35th annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend, to be held April 27-29, 2018. Approximately 1,000 volunteers are needed to assist the 3,500 athletes who will swim, bike, and run along St. Petersburg’s waterfront course. Meek & Mighty Triathlon - Saturday, April 28, 2018 Swim 100 yards · Bike 3.6 miles · Run 1/2 mile (Ages 7-10) Swim 200 yards · Bike 5.4 miles · Run 1 mile (Ages 11 & Over) St. Anthony’s Triathlon - Sunday, April 29, 2018 Swim 1.5K · Bike 40K · Run 10K Sprint Triathlon - Sunday, April 29, 2018 Swim 750M · Bike 20K · Run 5K For more information about the 2018 races, athletes, health and fitness expo and surrounding activities, or the Triathlon’s page: Be a part of the conversation using the hashtag, #StAnthonysTri. | JANUARY 2018


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Real Estate is a big part of what drives the local economy, fueled by a steady supply of folks looking to escape the snow for more than a week or two at a time. Each year at this time we meet many folks who are looking at real estate for the future, when they can retire. Real Estate has also been a prime revenue generator for Paradise NEWS. When people ask me who I recommend for them to talk to about selling or buying their home, I always suggest they look through the advertisers in Paradise NEWS. Paradise NEWS is the only glossy, full color magazine being MAILED to EVERY ACTIVE ADDRESS on the south barrier Islands, so if you were a full time realtor wanting to market your services, odds are you would want to have an ad in the Paradise NEWS 10 times each year. If you have listings, you would have at least the most important ones pictured in your ad. Those photos over time make it pretty easy to identify who has the most current experience marketing a home like yours. Most real estate offices tend to be pretty local in the type of homes they list and sell. If you wished to buy a home somewhere else you could ask for an introduction to a realtor in that area by someone you know here. We are lucky enough to have a number of local realty offices advertising with us.

Baird Realty Group in St. Pete Beach 727-360-4900 comes 1st alphabetically, although their ad has long graced our back cover. Always have a nice selection of homes & condos listed from Inger Baird’s 55+ condos at Five Towns from the low 60’s to waterfront beach homes with heftier price tags.

Baird Realty Group 6695 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach Eric Baird (727) 455-1096 Nancy Baird (727) 580-7622 Tanya Baird (727) 458-7103 Inger Baird (727) 642-6114 Lynda Griffin (727) 515-8672 Linda Lowe (727) 488-9012

Compass Real Estate & Rentals 5901 Sun Blvd., St. Pete, 33715 Chris Robison (727)-864-5624 Steve Marshall (727) 415-6223 Stephanie Marshall 460-5339 Mike Collins (727) 324-8904 Jaime McKnight (727) 430-2491 Virginia Warfield (727) 290-5909

Century 21Beggins 5050 Gulf Blvd.St. Pete Beach Jim Beggins – Broker (727) 254-8144 Coastal Properties 347 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach Teresa Kelley Brownell (727) 692-5931

Coldwell Banker Real Estate 6505 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Bch., Joy Hyland (727) 458-4782 James Assenheimer (727) 458-4825

Jim Beggins, the broker at Century 21Beggins of St. Pete Beach 727-254-8144 writes a monthly real estate column in Paradise NEWS and hosts a Tuesday afternoon real estate info session from 4-5 pm at his office at 5050 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. His sales team covers St. Pete Beach while his son Jeff oversees the nine other Beggins Century 21 offices in the Tampa Bay area. Chris Robison is the broker/ owner at Compass Real Estate & Compass Rentals, 27-867-0161 located at 5901 Sun Blvd. #105, next to the Boardwalk Restaurant at Isla Del Sol Shopper’s Village. They are “Isla Del Sol Experts.” It is easy to remember Teresa Kelley Brownell’s email address. The ‘busy blonde’ is everywhere her clients want her to be. She used to be the affordable condo expert at the Sylvette and elsewhere, but these days her listings are a cross section of the places buyers are looking to be. Call 727-692-5931.

Frank Hurley & Associates 2506 Pass-A-Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727) 367-1949

The Coldwell Banker team that has been steadily active since before Paradise NEWS began is Joy Hyland 727-458-4782 who works with her son James Assenheimer. 727-458-4825 With decades of local experience, they always have interesting listings on the beaches and in neighboring communities like Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, near Stetson & the Bayway. Frank Hurley & Associates Real Estate is the longest serving office on the beaches. Working from their 26th Ave. location on Pass-a-Grille Way, the Hurley’s have long been folks to see for Pass-a-Grille real estate and rentals. While others have been competing for the prized tiny parcels of land, the Hurley folks know St. Pete Beach like the back of their hands. Call Sean 727-367-1949. Introduced on our cover in December, Realean Real Estate founders Lisa and Kevin Cahill are busilly building their lower cost real estate concept. (727) 755-1995 By far the most prolific of our recommended realtors, our ReMax offices own the first advertising spread and often the center spread of the magazine as well. They have been filling at least 3 pages with active listings in every issue. Our inside front cover ad comes from the ReMax Metro’s 153 107th Ave. Treasure Island office, which also spawned the Byrne & Brylinke team that advertised Dolphin Bay as well as other listings with us last year.

Serving the Beaches from PassA-Grille for three generations. Sean Hurley, Neal Blackburn Brenda Ercius, Linda Hopkins Reza Razavi, Dave Volpe RealLean Real Estate Kevin & Lisa Cahill (727) 755-1995 The Salamone Team at ReMax Bayway Isles Tierra Verde, Bayway & Downtown St. Petersburg (727) 560-6676

The facing page is from ReMax Preferred, with two offices at 5801 Gulf Boulevard and across the road at 5050 Gulf Blvd. as well.

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Two other Remax teams can be found sharing the Tierra Verde spread, both of whom have been full time realtors for decades.


Allison and David Estabrooks concentrate on St. Pete Beach, Isla and the Bayway. The Salamone Group from the Remax Metro Bayway office is in its 25th year of helping people buy and sell luxury, waterfront, and investment property from downtown to the beaches.They did a beautiful 2-page year-end review of 2017 in our December issue. Very impressive!

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If you have any idea of selling your home in the next decade, you should be seriously thinking about doing it now while sales prices are at their peak and interest rates are low. We sincerely appreciate all of the fine realtors in our area, whether we have had room to mention them here or not, and their contributions to the success of our real estate market over the years. We are glad we have also been able to contribute to their success. Here are the ones we know the best and how to reach them. If you want another opinion or an idea of what your house could sell for today, we suggest you contact one of them. PN

Remax Metro – Treasure Island 153 107th Ave., Treasure Island Valerie Acree (727) 542-0365 Bettina Guild (727) 420-7606 JoAnn Martindale (727) 744-5667 Tina Herrell (727) 251-6630 Paulette Hadley (727) 421-1919

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ReMax Preferred – SPB 5050 & 5801 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach FL 33706 David & Allison Estabrooks Isla Del Sol and Bayway Isles Specialists (727) 460-4061 Diana Sames (727) 776-0122 “The Australian Agent” Zach Sherf (727) 360-6090 Shana Story (727) 318-2290 Ron Thompson (727) 422-5558 | MARCH 2018



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ECO – Tampa Bay Watch MARCH ACTIVITIES March 1: oyster dome installation March 2: oyster dome installation March 4: Wedding Show March 7: harvest native grasses March 8: harvest native grasses March 9: native planting March 13: Lightning game March 15: oyster shell project March 16: oyster shell project March 17: Great American Cleanup Great American Cleanup - Saturday, March 17, 9am - noon, Annual Coastal Cleanup is in partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful Tampa Bay Watch, in partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, is recruiting volunteers for a cleanup of the Skyway fishing piers, Fort De Soto Park, Coffee Pot Bayou, and Cunningham Key (meeting at Tampa Bay Watch). Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program taking place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 2.8 million volunteers across the country. Tampa Bay Watch sees the Coastal Cleanup as an important way to help clean up human-generated trash in the park as well as marine debris that floats onto the shorelines from Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Mastry’s Brewing Co. on St. Pete Beach will offer a post-event St. Patrick’s Day party for cleanup volunteers! The special of 50% off up to three beers is valid from 12 pm to midnight on Saturday, March 17; located at 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. Register as a cleanup volunteer at • Skyway Fishing Piers • Cunningham Key/Tampa Bay Watch • Fort De Soto Park • Coffee Pot Bayou

Successful Mono Cleanup Thank you to our volunteers who worked to prevent entanglement threats Thanks to our 18 volunteers that braved the fog last month to carry out a successful 3rd Annual Skyway Mono Cleanup by boat! Thank to the Audubon Florida for partnering again in this year’s effort. Removed 25 pounds of line & tackle from the South Skyway Fishing Pier, an estimated 4,750 feet of fishing line, 196 pieces of tackle, and 230 hooks. Removing this material helps to decrease entanglement threats for birds at the pier. An entangled pelican was also encountered during the cleanup- it was rescued, line was removed, and it was released! (above) | MARCH 2018



Tampa Bay Watch Registration opens in March! Have your children (ages 6-15) explore the Tampa Bay estuary through one of Tampa Bay Watch’s exceptional week-long day camp sessions! We will explore marine science topics through species collection, boating and snorkeling trips, and science labs. This year we’re introducing a new Ocean Expedition Camp for kids ages 13-15 which offers a complex look at Tampa Bay through marine science labs and activities. Registration opens March 5 for Tampa Bay Watch members & March 12 to the public. Visit the webpage for all of the details including all of the session dates. Come explore the Tampa Bay estuary through one of Tampa Bay Watch’s exceptional week-long day camp sessions. Explore marine science topics through species collection, boating and snorkeling trips, and science labs.

SEA MONKEY CAMP Sea Monkey Camp is for kids ages 6-8 and offers an introduction to the marine environment. Weeks offered: Full-day: June 4-8, June 18-22, July 16-20, July 30-August 3 Half-day: July 25-29 Click to register [coming soon!] DISCOVERY CAMP Discovery Camp is for kids ages 9-12 and offers an in-depth look at what makes Tampa Bay one of the most unique estuaries in the world. Weeks offered: June 11-15, June 25-29, July 23-27 Click to register [coming soon!] OCEAN EXPEDITION CAMP Ocean Expedition Camp is for kids ages 13-15 and offers a complex look at Tampa Bay through marine science labs and activities. Weeks offered: July 9-13 Visit to register

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PERFORMING ARTS Amalie Arena 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.301.6500 March 22 – 25 – Disney On Ice 31 – Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled April 11 – Lorde 20 – 98Rockfest American Stage 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 40th Anniversary Season 727.823.7529 ER[RI¿FH#DPHULFDQVWDJHRUJ March 7 – April 1 – Marjorie Prime April 18 – 29 – The Producers 20 – Gala Under the Stars

31 – Karla Bonoff/Livingston Taylor April 2 – This is Us Star Chrissy Metz 6 – The Weight Band 14 – Chris Botti 15 – Wynonna & The Big Noise 19 – Brian Culbertson Catherine Hickman Theater 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.893.1070 March 4 – Frank Sinatra Tribute 8 – Still Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay 15 – 25 – Becky’s New Car April 19 – 29 – Morning’s At Seven

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11 – Spirit of The Gulf 18 – The Brothers Four April 4 – SNACK 7 – Tony Desare 14 – The Landscape of Guitar15 – Michael Brown 15 – The Four Freshmen Gulfport Community Players Back Door Theater 1619 49th St. S, Gulfport M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa (Music Acting Dance Theatre of Tampa) 813.386.6173 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 N, Tampa 813.740.2446

Asolo Repertory Theatre 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 800.361.8388 March 1 – 4 – Morning After Grace 6 – 28 – Shakespeare in Love 2 – April 14 – Rhinoceros 16 – April 15 – Roe April 6 – 29 – Gloria

Central Park Performing Arts Center 105 Central Park Dr., Largo 727.587.6793 March 5 – Motown – The Sounds of Soul 6 – Come Back Alice 21 – A Frank Sinatra Tribute 23, 24 – Carrots 24 – A Tribute to Chicago 25 – Georgette Jones 26 – Jake Castro 28 – An Evening with Cher, Elton, Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand and more April 5 – The Purple Experience 7 – Gypsy Star 8 – Peter Yarrow 20 – Fancy

BiniQger Theater Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.867.1166 April 11 – 14 – Failure: A Love Story

Eight O’Clock Theatre 105 Central Park Drive, Largo 727.587.6793 March 2 – 18 – Annie Get Your Gun

Patel Conservatory 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa Dance / Theater / Music / Adult Classes 813.222.1002 March 8 – St. Andrew’s Music Concert April 3 – Honors Recital

Capitol Theatre 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater 727.791.7400 March 1 – Howie Mandel 2 – Les Ballet Trockadero 3 – The Fab Faux 8 – Robin TUower 9 – Jim Breuer 10 – The Irish Rovers 11 – The Texas Tenors: Rise 13 – Joshua Radin 15 – The Fab Four 16 – Judy Collins 17 – Celebrating David Bowie 20 – Mike + The Mechanics 22 – David Bromberg Quintet 24 – Steep Canyon Rangers 25 – Dar Williams 29 – Southside Johnny & Asbury Juke

Francis Wilson Playhouse 302 Seminole St., Clearwater 727.446.1360 March 1 – 11 – Carousel 17 – Around the World in 80 Songs 29 – April 8 – Once In A Lifetime

Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park March 2 – The Buddy Holly Experience 24 – Celebrating Whitney Houston April 14 – Tribute to Rod Stewart

freeFall Theatre Company 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.498.5205 March 16 – April 8 – Daddy Long Legs

Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater 727.791.7400 March 2, 3 – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 4 – TFO: Hot Latin Nights 4 – The Hit Men 8 – 25 – What the Bellhop Saw 10 – Jake Owen & Dustin Lynch 12 – 110 Years of Broadway 13 – Dance to the Movies 14 – TFO: Beethoven

Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota 941.552.5325 March 7 – The Tamburitzans 9 – Velvet Caravan

National Theatre Live Eckerd College Miller Auditorium 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg Performances in HD national-theatre-live March 16 – Young Marx April 13 – Yerma

15 – The Young Irelanders 17 – Doo Wop Reunion XVIII 18 – Foreigner 20 – O Sole Trio: Pavarotti to Pop 22 – Rodney Carrington Live 23 – Alice Cooper 24 – Three Dog Night – 70s Fest 25 – One Night in Memphis 25 – TFO: A Little Night Music 27 – Marks, Val & Peta 29 – Loudon Wainwright III 30 – Blast: The Lords of 52nd St 30, 31 – Jersey Boys April 4 – Disney Junior Dance Party 5 – Pod Tours America 6, 7 – Cinderella 17 – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit 20 – ABBA The Concert St. Petersburg City Theatre Oldest, continuously operating community theatre in Florida since 1925 Located off I-275 at 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg 727.866.1973 March 15 – 25 – Jesus Christ Superstar Stageworks Theater 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., West Bldg., #151, Tampa 813.374.2416 April ±±,QWKH7LPHRI%XWWHUÀLHV Straz Center 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa 813.229.7827 March 1 – 11 – Forever Plaid 2 – 4 – The Marriage of Figaro 3 – Dance Theatre of Harlem 6 – 11 – The Color Purple 7 – Blame It On Bianca 7 – April 1 – HIR 8 – A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory 9 – The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus 10 – Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus 11 – Tampa Bay Symphony “East Meets West” 15 – Latin Nights 18 – Ana Gasteyer 18 – Discover Opera – Macbeth 18 – Tiffany 20 – 25 – The Bodyguard 21 – An Evening with the Stars 23 – TFO: A Little Night Music 26 – Anna & Elizabeth 27 – The Carole King Musical 27 – April 5 – Open Rehearsal: Verdi’s Macbeth 31 – On The Edge | MARCH 2018


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Straz Center (cont’d) April 3 – Standing at the Water’s Edge 5 – TFO: Fiesta! 5 – 15 – Green Day’s American Idiot 6 – TFO: R&B Legends with Michael Lynche 7 – Opera Gala 2018 12 – Sons of Serendip 13 – 15 – Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth 14 – Angels in America Part 1 19 – Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games 19 – Latin Nights 20 – TFO: Verdi’s Requiem Tarpon Springs Cultural Art Center 101 South Pinellas Avenue Taarpon Springs T 727.942.5605







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Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center Tarpon Springs 324 Pine Street, Ta 727.942.5605 March 2 – Socks in the Frying Pan 3, 4 – Ta Tamburitzans 10 – VoicePlay 11 – Music from the Silver Screen 16 – The Brothers Four 18 – Beach B h Boys B Tribute T ib t 23 – 28 – Marriage of Figaro April 5 – Dance Heginbotham 12 – 15 – Bayou Radio Theatre 13 – Frankie Va Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute 15 – Gershwin, Berlin and Porter presented by The Rhythm Kings 20 – Eagles Tribute Band

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The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Tea dances run October through May Te March 1 – Community Associations Day & Trade Show 3 – Ta Taste of Pride 24 – Gluten Free for Life Expo April 5 – Clothes Matter Luncheon 9 – Ta Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair 20 – 22 – Florida Antiquarian Book Fair


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The Mahaffeyy Theater 400 1st St. S, Bayfront Center St. Petersburg, 727.892.5767 March 1 – TFO Coffffee Concert: Center Stage 2 – Celtic Woman 3 – TFO Pops: Hot Latin Nights 4 – The Righteous Brothers 13 – Audra McDonald 14 – Kingston Trio 15 – TFO Coffffee Concert: Beethoven 15 – TA TAO: Drum Heart

16 – 1964: The Tribute 17 – Jason Mraz 18 – Cirque Eloize Saloon 20 – Million Dollar Quartet 21 – 25 – Shen Yun 26 – 29 – Yo Youth Intternational Ballet Compeetition 30 – Dennis Miller 31 – Popovich Com medy Pet Theater April C Latin Flair 5 – TFO Coffffee Concert: 7 – TFO: R&B Leegends with Michael Lynchhe 8 – Michio Kaku 15 – TFO: Mozart’ss Piano Concerto No. 26 20 – One Night of Queen

The Palladium 253 5th Ave. N, St.. Petersburg 727.822.3590 www March 1 – Bill Cunliffffe Trrio 2 – A Tribute to Neil Yo Young 3 – Boogie Woogie Blues Piano Stomp! 4 – The Sound off Gospel 8 – Indigo Girls 11 – Pig Floyd: Live in Concert 14 – Palladium Chamber Players 17 – Uncle John’s Band 24 – TFO: TFO A Little Littl Night N Music 25 – A Salute to thee Eagles 26 – Guthrie Brothers: Scarborough Fair, Simon & Garffunkel Experience 28 – Palladium Chamber Players with Julian Schwarz 30 – Nate Najar April 2 – Phil Dirt & Thee Dozers 5 – John Némuth and His Big Band 7 – J. Anthony Brrown and Friends 13 – Suzanne Wesstenhoefer Van Wezel 777 N Ta Tamiami Traail, Sarasota 941.953.3368 www March 4 – Celtic Womann 6, 7 – The Wizardd of Oz 8 – Daughtry 11 – National Symphony of Cuba 12 – Dance to the Movies 13 – Neil Berg’s 1009 Ye Years of Broadway 14 – Audra McDonnald ±5LFN6SULQJ¿HHOG 21 – The Four Phaantoms 22 – America 23 – Lewis Black 24 – Academy of S St. Martin in the Fields 27 – April 1 – Motoown The Musical April 4 – Illusionist Rickk Thomas 5 – The Book of M Mormon 6 – Disney Juniorr Dance Party 10 – 12 – Jersey B Boys 14 – Wy Wynonna andd the Big Noise 15 – Chris Botti 17 – Let It Be

18 – ABBA the Concert 19 – The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

April 13 – Deadline for International Photography Competition

West Coast Players 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater 727.437.2363 PZFSOD\HUV#JPDLOFRP March 9 – 25 – Polish Joke April 20 – May 6 – Completely Hollywood

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach 727.552.1610 Only museum dedicated to the preservation of history of the local barrier islands. Preserving island history for tomorrow’s generation! March 3 – Annual Island Festival

MUSEUMS Dalí Museum One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg 727.823.3767 Saturdays – Dilly Dally w/ Dali Sundays – Yoga at The Dali Wed., Thurs. – StoryTime at The Dali (visit website for updates) March 1 – ArtFlix: Marcel Duchamp Part I 3 – Searching for Bobby Fischer 7 – Coffee w/a Curator 15 – Opera at The Dalí 17 – Queen to Play 24 – Brooklyn Castle 29 – Jennifer Shahade 29 – Open Chess 31 – Queen of Katwe April 5 – ArtFlix: Marcel Duchamp Part II 8 – Los Vinos de Dali 19 – Opera at The Dalí Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg One City Chorus – Mondays 7 pm Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.820.0100 ZZZÀKRORFDXVWPXVHXPRUJ February 10 through July 15 – Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann February 17 through August 19 – Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps March 7 – A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps 11 – 4th Annual Spring Cook-Off 25 – The People vs. Fritz Bauer Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa 831.221.2222 Through March 16 – Jean Pagliuso: Poultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual March 1 – Deadline for Forever Young entries 2 – Chris Buck 3 – Photography 101 Express 13 – Framing Places 19 – Deadline for Exterior Signage Competition 24 – Social Media Photography Blogging Bootcamp

Gulfport History Museum 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Free Admission 727.327.0505 Henry Plant Museum 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813.254.1891 March 4 – Picnic in the Park Heritage Museum 100 Beekman Ln., Tarpon Springs History and culture of the Greek community April 17 – Lunch & Learn: Vagabond Muse

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Imagine Museum NEW 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Contemporary American Studio Glass John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 941.359.5700 Mondays FREE admissions all day Thurs – Art After 5 Fri – ROAR – Ringling Order of Art Readers Fri & Sat – Bayfront Garden Tours First Sat – Kid’s Quest, Family Workshop Through April 5 – Ringling Underground March 9 – Toni Dove: Spectropia 15 – Gallery Walk & Talk: Me Too! 22 – Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas April 3 – Willy Pogany: Book Illustrator 6 – Wine Walk to Ca’ d’Zan Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.4638 Thursdays $5 after 5 pm Through April 1 – STAR WARS and The Power of Costume March 1 – A Lifetime of Collecting: Works from the Paul Mellon Collections 11 – Alex Bernstein 13 – The Magic of Ikebana 14 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton: Florida Gardens 18 – New Zealand: A Visual Tour in Black & White


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Museum of Fine Arts (cont’d) 20 – Anniversary Lecture Series: Orchestra 101 22 – 26 – Art in Bloom April 10 – Florida’s Fine Craft 11 – Coffffee Ta Talk w/Nan Colton: Setting the Ta Table

St. Pete Sculpture Experience 780 Central Ave., St. Petersburg New location. More than 100 sculptures from life size to giant size. 727.316.1718

USF Contemporary Art Museum Institute for Research in Art 4202 E. Fowler Avee., Ta Tampa

USF Graphic Stud dio 3702 Spectrum Blvvd., Ste 100, Ta Tampa Free admission 813.974.3503 *6JVBDERXWKWPO


a St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.1052 March 1 – Happy Hour w/the Historian: John Capouya 3 – Cocktails on the Court


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Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St, Ta Tampa 813.228.0097 March 6 – Women’s History Month Celebration 7 – A Literary Study of Time in America 14 – Real Ta Tampa Privateers, Female Corsairs and My Life Sailing in the 1700s 28 – A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages 31 – Civil War Roundtable April 11 – Finding Our Fabric: Old Glory Tampa Museum of Art 120 W St. Gasparilla Plaza, Ta Tampa 813.259.1720 Friday – Art on the House – 4 to 8 pm Saturday – Art Spot for Families Through April 1, 2018 – Made In Ta Tampa April 14 – Pride and Passion 2018 Tarpon Springs Railroad Depot Historical Museum 160 E Ta Tarpon p Ave., Ta Tarpon p Springs p g Free admission 727.9943.4624 USF Contemporary Art A Museum 3821 USF Holly Dr., Ta Tampa, 33620 FDPLQIR IR#DGPLQXVIHHGX 813. 974.4133 ZZZXVIFDPXVIHGXFFDPFDPB exhibitions.html March 3 – UACDC Prodigy Showcase 23 – Public Art Walkinng To Tour 30 – MFA A Graduation Exhibition Recepption


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10 5th St. N, St. Peetersburg 727.504.8788 727 504 8788 www Second Saturday A ArtWalk ARTpool Gallery Ave., St. Petersburg 2030 Central Av 727.324.3878 www March 3, 4 – Crafty Festt [blank] Slate Galleery 538 S Pineapple A Avve., Sarasota 941.312.5700 Chihuly Collection 720 Central Ave., S St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 ext 55102 First permanent coollection of Dale Chihuly’s work. Craftsman Housee 2955 Central Av Ave., St. Petersburg 727.323.2787 Gallery-Café-Potteery Studio Second Saturday A ArtWalk Thursdays in May – Movies in the Park March 14 – 10th Annual P Pi Day 16 – Special Conseensus 18 – Pat Donohue 31 – Chuck Brodskky April 7 – Annual At for the eARTh Show Recepttion 17 – National Cheeeseball Day Creative Clayy Cultural Arts Centeer 1846 1st Ave. S, S St. Petersburg 727.825.0515 www Second Saturday A ArtWalk March 2 – The Artwork oof Eric Bristow Crossroads Galleery St. Pete College – Clearwater 2465 Drew St., Cleearwater www.spcollege.eduu/gallery

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery 3129 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport Local and Florida artisans featured Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg 813.760.6600 Second Saturday ArtWalk March 21 – Spring for the Arts 2018 Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 727.298.3322 More than 100 classes offered Scholarships available March 1 – Color Intensive Demo with Elio Camacho Florida CraftArt Gallery 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.7391 ZZZÀRULGDFUDIWDUWRUJ Second Saturday ArtWalk Mural Walk on Saturdays Gallerie 909 909 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.565.3930 Featuring African American Artists Second Saturday ArtWalk Small Business of the Year 2015 Gulf Coast Artists Alliance 727.738.8010 ZZZJFDDÀRUJ Two Locations in St. Petersburg St. Pete Artworks / Avenue 5 Studios Red Cloud Indian Arts 214 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 727.821.5824 Ringling College of Art & Design 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.7563 Stirling Studios & Art Gallery 730 Broadway (2nd Floor) Studio 12, Dunedin April 2 – 30 – Juried Art Exhibition Studio@620 620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.895.6620 March 1 – Nate Najar and John Lamb 2 – 4 – Keesha/Carpenter 8 – Banned Books Burlesque 10 – 15 – Black and Blue ±,Q¿QLWH7KLUG 12 – Improvoholics 16 – Bill DeYoung 24 – John C. O’Leary

ART CENTERS & CLASSES Beach Art Center 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Bch. 727.596.4331 Kapfer Glass Studio 409 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach 727.656.9190 Handmade glass art & crafts Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 Glass Studio & Hot Shop, Classes and Galleries Second Saturday ArtWalk Saturdays at The Morean for Families Fridays – Art Snap Morean Arts Center for Clay at the Train Station 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.821.7162 Fridays – Friday Night Clay Sundays for Families 1 – 3 pm Second Saturday ArtWalk

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Looks & Co. - The Salon 2525 Pasadena Ave S. South Pasadena 33707

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Pinellas Park Art Society Park Station Building 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park 727.360.4406 Pinot’s Palette 1572 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.3700 Safety Harbor Art & Music Center 706 2nd St. N, Safety Harbor 727.725.4018 March 8 – Selwyn Birchwood Band 17 – NRBQ 21 – Adult Writers Workshop April 7, 8 – Safety Harbor SongFest Society of Acrylic Painters Membership info / exhibit entry: Studio Duvoe 2808 Clinton St. S, Gulfport 727.271.5016 VWXGLRGXYRH#\DKRRFRP Creative play sessions and art parties for neurotypical and neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) children and adults SunTan Art Center at Don Vista Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years | MARCH 2018


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Veterans Art Center 6798 Crosswinds Dr. N, St. Petersburg 813.504.3092 Provides opportunities for military and veterans to develop and showcase creative and artistic accomplishments

Summer Art & Claay Camp Weekly Camps: Maay 29 – August 3, Ages 4 – 16 Morean Arts Centeer and Morean Center for Clay 727.822.7872 ext 8

Zen Glass Studio 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg 727 323 3141 www 727.323.3141 zenglass com Offffers glassblowing classes & workshops. Second Saturday ArtW Waalk. St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District.



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Great Explorations Children’s Museum 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg 727.821.8992 Where education and fun come alive First Sunday of month open special hours for special needs families. March 5 – Memory Monday 9 – Parents’ Night Out 11 – Spring Fling Great Connections 23 – Great Eggs-Ploration 26 – 30 – Spring Break Camp April 2 – Memory Monday 8 – Great Connections 13 – Parents’ Night Out Heritage Village 11909 125th St N, Largo 727.582.2123 Free 21-acre living history museum Sundays – Speaking of History March 18 – Ta Tampa Bay Shipwrecks of the Civil War April 15 – The McMullen Letters MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) 4801 E Fowler Ave., Ta Tampa 813.987.6000 Children’s science center Saunders Planetarium March 3 – SkyWatch 12 – 16 – Spring Break Camp April 21 – SkyWatch

Great Expn noration ns Children’s Museum Weekly Camps: Maay 29 – August 10 Kindergarten throuugh 3rd grade 727.821.8992 ext 226 2

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New Horizons of Gulfport, Inc. Gulfport Senior Ceenter 5501 27th Av Ave. S, Gulfport, Novice and Intermeediate Bands PUMUMRHPXUSK\#\DKKRRFRP 727.656.1469 March 12 – Concert at thee Gulfport Casino South Pasadena C Community Band All-volunteer band 727.398.9639 March 7 – Concert C t att Tre T easure Island Community C Center April 11 – Concert at Treeasure Island Community C Center St. Pete Beach Mu usic Club Suntan Art Center 3300 Gulf Blvd., Stt. Pete Beach Adult group musicaal activities for all levels of musicaal experience 727.512.5966 m/spbmusicclub St. Petersburg Co ollege Gibbs Campus Muusic Center, 6605 Fifth Av Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.341.4360 www.spcollege.eduu/events Suncoast Dixielan nd Jazz Society Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Bilmar Beach Resort, 106650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island 7227.360.5531

Tampa Bay Symphony Performances in various locations 727.827.8087

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The Blue Parrot Café 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach Every Monday 727.368.9619

The Pinellas Opera League Socialize and be entertained First Wednesday each month October – June SLQHOODVRSHUDOHDJXH#JPDLOFRP

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The Hangar Restaurant 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg Every Monday – Jazz Jam 727.823.7767

Florida West Ballet $QRWIRUSUR¿W3UH3URIHVVLRQDO Performing Arts Company 616 4th St. N, St. Petersburg ZZZÀRULGDZHVWEDOOHWRUJ

OPERA Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg Miller Auditorium The Met in HD Series /LYHKLJKGH¿QLWLRQEURDGFDVWVRIWKH Metropolitan Opera 727.864.7600 March 10 – Semiramide April 7 – Cosi 14 – Luisa Miller Florida Opera Festival Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa March 2 – 4 – The Marriage of Figaro 18 – Discover Opera – Macbeth 27 – April 5 – Open Rehearsal – Verdi’s Macbeth April 7 – Opera Gala 2018 13 – 15 – Verdi’s Macbeth The Matinee Opera Players 64th Way, Pinellas Park MatineeOperaPlayers Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center St. Petersburg Opera Company 727.823.2040 Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings and Cocktail with the Maestro Various performance locations St. Petersburg Opera Guild Sarasota Opera House 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.359.0099 ext 101 March 1 – 23 – Manon Lescaut 2 – Concert at Noon 2 – 24 – Carmen 3 – 24 – Norma 9 – Covers at Three ±±7LHÀDQG

Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport More information on Casino events or rental availability 727.893.1070. Every Wednesday – Swing First and third Sunday – Ballroom Second Sunday – Soul Night March 2 – Dance for Plants Sarasota Ballet 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.0099 Tickets 941.351.0099 ext 101 March 2, 3 – Dreams of Nature 7 – Annual Gala


The Music of Pink Flloyd b 2 One Night Only! Feb Raymond James Pops

Music of Star Trek & Star Wars Feb 9 - 11 Saturrdday Matinee! Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story Feb 16 - 18 Feb


St. Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg 972.741.3749 Sunday, Dinner & Dancing: 2:15 – 3:30 pm – Dinner – $8 727.360.0584 for dinner reservations 3 – 6 pm – Dancing – $6 Members/$8 Non-members The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Tea Dance – 1st & 3rd Wednesday, October through May

FILM Celebrating CommUNITY International Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Various times and locations International Cinema Series Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, Miller Auditorium 727.864.7979 HYHQWV#HFNHUGHGX March 2 – The Florida Project 9 – The Square | MARCH 2018


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15 – Mac Perry Public Arch. Competition 22 – Tim Dorsey 31 – Sensing Wildlife April 6 – Right Plant, Right Place by Habitat 14 – The Great Weedon Bird Quest 19 – Archaeology of Early Contact & Forida Mission Sites

ON THE WATER Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center Located behind Dolphin Village 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.7411 Sailing, Fishing, Motor Cruising, Sunset Sails Shell Key Shuttle & Sunset Cruises 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Merry Pier 727.360.1348 Dog friendly cruises on special dates. StarLite Dining Yachts Clearwater and St. Pete Beach 727.462.2628 Afternoon & evening cruises, dining & dancing, entertainment, full bar, sightseeing. Adult Basic Sailing School Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 1RWIRUSURÂżW6DLOLQJ&OXE VDLOVFKRROUHJLVWUDWLRQ#VDLOEF\FRUJ Bay Sailors A sailing club for singles. Celebrating our 25th year of fun & sailing. Looking for a few good skippers with sailboats. For contact information visit Boating Skills & Seamanship USCG Safe Boating Program Flotilla 72, 9 Classes Tuesday 7:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30 pm 1300 Beach Blvd. SE, St. Petersburg (US Coast Guard Base) Jim 727.898.1324 USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 78, 12-week continuous Program Tuesdays, 7 pm Warren Webster Comm. Ctr, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 8SWR\HDUVWRÂżQLVKFRXSOH Jim 727.360.4846 Warren 727.321.7801 March Âą:KLFK%RDWLVIRU<RX" 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Equipment for Your Boat 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Waterway Watch/ Trailering Your Boat 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Handling Your Boat April 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highwayâ&#x20AC;? Signs 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rules of the Nautical Road 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boating Safety

St. Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 2nd Ave. SE, St. Petersburg 727.550.1811 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boating Course Free to attend, $40 materials 7 week course. Mon 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm.

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NATURE Florida Botanical Gardens 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo Free. Friendly dogs welcome on leash. Open daily. Welcome Center is closed weekends & county holidays. 727.582.2100 ZZZĂ&#x20AC;EJRUJ Florida West Coast Orchid Society Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo 2nd Thurs, 7:30 pm. Visitors welcome. Educational classes, 727.420.7230 March 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Orchid Auction and Sale

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Garden Club St. Petersburg 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg JDUGHQFOXEVWSHWH#DROFRP 727.381.8920 Ikebana International Chapter 65, St. Petersburg Chapel On The Hill Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole 3rd Monday, 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, September to May. Ikebana â&#x20AC;&#x201C; centuries old art of Japanese Ă&#x20AC;RUDODUUDQJLQJ March 10, 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Annual Exhibition 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Contrasts in Banmi Shofu Ryu April 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adventures in Paper Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota Mondays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yoga in the Garden 941.366.5731 March 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Drawing Workshop 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Singing in the Gardens 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Orchids 101 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wine and Design 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ecoprint Flowers and Leaves 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Andy Warhol and Hibscus Âą3RS$UWLQWRWKH%XWWHUĂ&#x20AC;\*DUGHQ 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Whimsey Workshop 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Warholâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roses 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hibiscus Earrings 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gelli Plate painting


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Mad Dogs Swim Wednesday night swims s through summer 6 pm. Hurley Park Shelter, Pass-A-Grille Beacch, 1600 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. 7227.582.1910 Memory Café â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gulfport 3rd Monday 12:15 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm Neptune Grille, 55001 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Support ffor those suffffering from dementia and theirr loved ones. RSVP 727.327.0167 VHQVVRO#VHQLRUVPLOHFRP or 813.384.7571 FDDWHPFDUW\#JPDLOFRP Memory Café â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stt. Petersburg 2nd Monday 11 am m â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm &DUUDED V,WDOLDQ* *ULOOHWK6W. N, 6WPetersburg. Support for those suffffering from dementia andd their loved ones. RSVP 727.327.01667 VHQVRO#VHQLRUVPLOHFRP or 813.384.7571 FDWHHPFDUW\#JPDLOFRP 0LOLWDU\ U\2IÃ&#x20AC; IÃ&#x20AC;FHUV$ $VVRFLDWLRQ of St. Petersburg 3rd Friday. Pasadeena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadeena Point Blvd., *XOISRUW0LOLWDU\2 2I¿ I¿FHUV that are retired, acttive duty or former RI¿ I¿FHUVDQGWKHLUVSRXVHVRUZLGRZV invited. RSVP 727.360.2936 0LOLWDU\ U\2IÃ&#x20AC; IÃ&#x20AC;FHUV: :LYHV&OXE 2nd Tuesday montthly Oct. to May. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N & Ulmerton, Clearw water RSVP necessary 7727.812.4868 Military Order of W World Wars (Clearwater Chapteer) 1st Tuesday 11:30 am, Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lanee, Belleair. Social, OXQFK SURJUDP0 0LOLWDU\2I¿ I¿FHUVUHWLUHG DFWLYHGXW\IR IRUPHURI¿ I¿FHUVVSRXVHV widows invited. LTC C George Smith 727.786.5578 National Active & Retired Federal Employeess (NARFE) Chapter 259 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cleaarwater 727.510.9472 No meeting July annd August

National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1140 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4th Wed. monthly. 4th Monday except June, July, Aug. 11:30 am. Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Seminole Spouses & guests welcome. Ostomy Support Group Last Sunday 2 pm St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Auditorium, 1200 7th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Learn all about the life changing procedure. 727.657.0998 DVJBSDJHVBDVJBKWPO 3DVV$*ULOOH6KXIĂ H%RDUG January through March Tues/Thurs/Sat, 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon Pass-A-Grille Park 9 & 10th Ave. Member $20/yr, Open to Public. Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches Tuesdays, Noon, Guests welcome. The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island 727.434.2353 KPDU\PFNHRZQ#KRWPDLOFRP Senior Solos 2nd Monday except July and August 1:30 pm, Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. A social group of single folks 55+. Wally 727.544.7183 or ORLVMROOH\#DROFRP March 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Restaurant Outing 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch Social Club of St. Petersburg Sons of Italy, 2500 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Bocce, cards and social events. Open to the public on Mondays and for special events. PDMRUG#DROFRP 727.323.2691 ZZZVRQVRÂżWDO\VSRUJ March 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Outdoor Fair & Italian Celebration April 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Joseph Celebration St. Pete Beach Music Club Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Adult group musical activities for all levels of musical experience. 727.512.5966 St. Pete Road Runners Member of Road Runners Club of America. Walkers, joggers, non-competitive & competitive runners. Monthly meetings, guest speakers, coaching, group runs, Grand Prix Series and social events. St. Petersburg International Community of Astrologers (SPICA) 3rd Thursday monthly 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm Blissful Beginnings, 9365 US Hwy 19 N. Suite B, Pinellas Park 727.347.4737

St. Petersburg Republican Club 2nd Wednesday 7 pm St. Petersburg Comm. Church, 4501 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Gail Hebert 727.526.2492 JDLOKHEHUW#WDPSDED\UUFRP 6W3HWHUVEXUJ6KXIĂ H%RDUG Fridays, 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 pm, Free. 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N, St. Petersburg. A hip twist on an old game. 727.822.2083 ZZZVWSHWHVKXIĂ&#x20AC;HFRP March 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beginners Boot Camp 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No Two Pros Tournament 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Can-Am Tournament

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Suncoast Quilting Circle Wednesdays, 10 am or 3rd Monday 7 pm Pilgrim Congregational Church 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg March 9, 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quilt Show Swiss Club 2nd Saturday 11:45 am October thru May The Club at Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. 727.367.4511 The Clearwater St. Pete Ski Club 2nd Tuesday 6:30 pm Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza & Deli Station, 13560 49th St., Clearwater. Pinellas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Ski Club. 727.743.3108 The Contemporaries Support Group of Members of Museum of Fine Arts. Monthly lectures, JDWKHULQJVDQGÂżHOGWULSVVXSSRUWLQJ contemporary artists of Tampa Bay. $50 yearly membership in addition to MFA Membership. The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists (HPDA) 2nd Saturday except December Faith Community Church, 1501 Walker Ave. N, Seminole. Local chapter of National Society of Decorative Painters. MHQKRIIHU#JPDLOFRP 727.687.2403 ZZZKSGDĂ&#x20AC;FRP Treasure Islettes Community Service Organization 4th Monday except June thru August Treasure Island Community Center 727.270.9024 WUHVXUHL#DROFRP

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Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church Thrift Shop 107 16th Ave. & Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. 727.360.5508 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon Tue, Wed., Thur., & Sat. Closed June through August



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Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17 – WINTER BOOK SALE The FRIENDS of the GULF BEACHES PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its Winter Book Sale  - Fri., March 16, 10a - 5p & - Sat., March 17, 10a - 3p. Books for all ages – adults, children, youth, and young adults will be available at very low prices. Gulf Beaches Public Library 200 Municipal Dr., Madeira Beach 727 391-2828 Vince Gadrix AARP Tax Help: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27. 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, & 29. 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Friends of the Library Book Sale: Friday, March 16 10 am-5 pm & Saturday, March 17 10 am-3 pm. Carol Perry Book Signing / Talk: Friday, March 31 12:30-2:30. Computer/Mobile Device Help: Mondays, March 12 & 26. 1:00 pm. Ask questions about any of your problem devices. Writer’s Group: Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, & 26. 10:00 am -12:00 pm. All writers are welcome. Bring a few pages of your current work in progress to share with the group.

International Films: Tuesdays, March 6 & 27. 4:00 pm. Wednesday Movies: Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28. 2:30 pm. Popular films, new and old favorites. Call for show titles. Investment Club: Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Join a group of experienced investors in an exchange of ideas about the current market and investment opportunities. Mah Jong: Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. GB Scrabble: Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Learn some new two letter words! Tampa Bay Scrabble Club: Saturdays, March 10 & 24. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. This club is an NASPA sanctioned club (#699), so remember to bring your boards, clocks, tiles and tracking sheets as available. Lunch, snacks and drinks are welcome. Book Groups: Chatterbooks: Tuesday, March 20. 10:30 am. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Children’s Programs: Baby & Me storytime: Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28. 10:30 am Pre-K storytime: Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30. 10:30 am.

ST. PETE BEACH LIBRARY 365 73rd Ave., SPB, 363-9238 Monday/Wednesday 10-8 Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-2 Sunday, closed Administrator: Betcinda Kettells New website! Like us on Facebook! TECH TUESDAYS 3 PM E-book help, March 6 Apr 3 Tablet/iPad, March 13 Apr 10 Laptop help, March 20 Apr 17 Smartphone, March 27 Apr 24 ADULT PROGRAMS ‘Memory Mobile’ Dementia Services traveling office of the Alzheimer’s Association Tues, March 6, 10-3 Rock Painting Wednesday, March 7, 4 pm Wednesday, April 4, 4 pm Make Your OwnBath Bombs (registration required) Thursday, March 8, 11 am Mayor’s Open Office Hour Visit with Mayor Al Johnson Mondays, 6-7 pm, Mar. 12 & 26, Apr. 9 & 23 Medicare Counseling (book one-on-one help from a S.H.I.N.E. volunteer) Tuesday, March 13, 10-2:30 Tuesday, April 10, 10-2:30 Alzheimer’s Disease Basics Thursday, March 22, 11 am

Movie Day at the Library 2 pm matinee & 5:30 encore Wed, Mar 21, Thor Ragnarok Wednesday, April 18, TBA Music Appreciation Series: American Musicals   Wednesday, March 14, 11 am Topics in American History: New Deal, Sat, Mar 24, 11 TBA, April Brain Wellness UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas Co Wednesday, March 28, 1 pm Pinellas Co. Dog Adoption Friday, April 27, 10 am-2 pm AARP TAX-AIDE Federal tax preparation/e-filing Fridays, 10 am-2:30 pm February 2 to April 13 BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Book/film, Tuesdays, 10:30 am March 20/27 The Stonecutter April 17/24 Tess of Dubervilles CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Story Time Sing & Learn Ages 0-5, Mondays, 11 am March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Children’s Movie Mondays, 5:30 pm March 19, Coco April 16, TBA St. Patrick’s Day Craft Wednesday, March 14, 4:30 pm Earth Day Craft Wednesday, April 11, 4:30 | MARCH 2018






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By Captain Mark & Dylan Hubbard 727.393.1947 John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach

Hubbard’s Marina has crabs and the sheepshead are loving it! Fiddler crabs make killer sheepshead candy, plus they work super well offshore for hog fishing too! Also, mackerel are making a comeback to the area. Bait is getting thicker and more common. The spring fishery is around the corner. If the weather continues to stay gorgeous, snook should start heading out of the bayous and rivers into the passes soon. Their spring push to the beaches that makes snook fishing in the passes more likesnook catching and you can hook a monster snook using the right bait or lure. We’re starting to see the bait near shore from 30-50 foot of water and the mackerel are showing up to work the bait. Kings are just now starting to dribble in but the next full moon should bring a pile of macks and kings and the spring run should be starting early in March if this weather pattern holds true. Don’t forget about the deep water grouper closure of the shallow water grouper complex. This means you can’t keep scamp grouper, red grouper, and others caught past 20 fathoms (120 foot). On their 12-hour extreme and 39-hour trips they are fishing past the ‘fence’ (see NOAA NMFS website) for the mangroves and other snapper and then ducking inside the fence to find some red grouper to keep. The tuna bite is still going well out

there, but they are definitely spread out right now. Jig head Ed caught the first huge kingfish in a long time, reeling in his flat line as the boat was pulling anchor on the 39 hour this in mid-February. Want to win a FREE 10-hour all day or FREE 5-hour 1/2 day at Hubbard’s Marina? Join Captain Dylan Hubbard for a great seminar at Bass Pro Shops Tampa Saturday March 24 at 2pm! Hubbard’s Marina Sea Adventures, Tampa Bay Ferry and Taxi, and the Madeira Beach Water Taxi are all now powered by Honda Marine! If you come visit us for a dolphin tour, sunset cruise, Egmont Key island trip, snorkeling, shelling, water taxi ride or any type of ferry or pleasure cruise trip then you will be riding a boat powered by Honda Marine! These new motors look great, are super quiet and are great on fuel economy! Hubbards also offers all types of unique private charter fishing options, plus they are the only ones in the area that can accommodate groups of 7 or more on our private charter fishing trips out of Johns Pass Madeira Beach. They have four custom-built private charter fishing vessels at Hubbard’s Marina that can be privately chartered for you and your group’s fishing adventure. For further information visit or call (727) 393-1947.


- Courtesy of Hubbard’s Marina | MARCH 2018


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Astrology - March 2018 The Full Crow Moon in Virgo on March 1st peaks the themes from last month’s lunar cycle that began with the mid February new moon eclipse. Now, the results of that cycle will unfold over the next two weeks. On March 6th, trickster Mercury and lovely Venus move on to dynamic Aries just hours apart. Watch out for seeing things the way you want instead of how they really are. Decisions made hastily may bring regret. Love that is rushed into prematurely may actually have obstacles and setbacks. The same goes for impulse buys; or you may end up returning the purchase. The New Moon in compassionate, psychic Pisces on the 17th alongside Chiron, initiates the next lunar cycle; and brings an element of healing into play. As we begin to sense and understand issues on a deeper level, a new course of action can begin to repair and correct affected areas in our lives. Creativity in most any form is a wonderful medium for this expression as is psychoanalysis. Also on the 17th fiery Mars visits ambitious Capricorn to give us all of the self-control and self discipline to take on any task! The Vernal Equinox, when the Sun enters enthusiastic Aries on the 20th, brings the first day of Spring! This is an action-oriented energy to propel us forward as it does the season! However aspects to practical Saturn can certainly slow things down a bit. And speaking of slowing down, on the 22nd Mercury stations retrograde in impulsive Aries for the next three weeks. It is time to regroup and release, as we review our current positions in all areas. We must try to be patient during the process before we can move forward next month. On the 31st we welcome the Full Pink Moon in relationship sign Libra, which is the second full moon of this month; also a blue moon! This lunation has a dynamic element of action with whatever matters that surface at this time! Fairness and practicality are included in any decisions which will surely transform and bring radical changes! Venus visits steadfast Taurus also on the 31st, bringing stability to emotional and monetary areas as we close the month.


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PISCES: Financial matters are highlighted as unexpected expenses arise; but unique solutions may be the answer. Your new year begins now with you in the spotlight. Express yourself; enjoy education, travel opportunities.

VIRGO: Spotlight fades from you to partner with new beginnings. Healing can occur with this powerful new start; keep an open mind. Resources are enhanced and the financial picture becomes your focus; be creative, plan.

ARIES: Take some down time to recover from stress with work and health. You are clever & charming. Introspection can assist in letting go. Focus falls on partner as month closes; balance needs; work demands. Review.

LIBRA: A shift from inner, private world to a new wellness program begins. Work world has new energy and activity increases in general. Partners are pleasing; reconnect, renew. Later you are in the spotlight; taking charge.

TAURUS: Children and fun time give way to new social opportunities. Others can open doors for you. Learning for new career move is likely. Later, work and health related matters arise to be modified. Reimagine.

SCORPIO: Friends and social events wind down and a new direction in creative, romantic interests begin! Children and projects are highlighted. Work is pleasant and busy; but time away to recharge is most important.

GEMINI: Finish home and family duties as career will get a new energy boost with better job conditions; freedom! Social calendar is busy, too! Watch spending as fun becomes focus. Reconnect to friends; groups.

SAGITTARIUS: Career had your attention but a new lunar cycle activates home and family scene. Enjoy recreation, romance & children. Money matters get attention. Social calendar takes the spotlight; enjoy friends.

CANCER: Daily life is non-stop and mega busy! Travel for fun is on your mind but may conflict with work; duties. Pleasant and active career time. Focus ends on home and family life; work with partner and review issues. LEO: Income, values and financial picture has been the primary theme as you ready for new direction; planning. Pleasant journeys or a return visit is likely. Daily life and conversations are enlightening. Energize work; health.

CAPRICORN: Long trips and matters at a distance give way to the here and now. New energy fills conversations; daily life. Home life and family time is pleasant; active. Career takes your attention and you take charge. AQUARIUS: Resources have been attended to; now a new plan for finances comes into the mix. You are busy behind the scenes. Work on health issues. Travel is on your mind at month’s end; explore, uncover.

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ST. PETE BEACH! Enjoy Ever-Changing Spectacular Sunsets! WATERFRONT 4 BEDROOM Single Family Home 3 full baths + family room and 2-car garage with built-ins. Circular Driveway. Boat-Lift on Sailboat water. Volume Ceilings. Updated Kitchen. RENOVATED THROUGH-OUT! Listing for $1,250,000 TEXT or CALL TANYA BAIRD (727) 458-7103




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PRIME WATERFRONT LOCATION! Sensational Sunsets! Deep waterfront dock for 50’ + Yacht! Prime for fix-up or Build your dream home! $675,000 TEXT or CALL NANCY BAIRD (727) 580-7622



ST. PETE BEACH! 3 Bedroom and 2½ bath with 2-car garage on a large corner lot with semi-circle driveway. 2,200 square feet. Cov’d enclosed pool! $449,000 TEXT or CALL ERIC BAIRD (727) 455-1096


OVER FOUR ACRES with a barn and two horse stalls, 3-car carport and storage. Main home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and attached 2-car garage! $869,000 TEXT or CALL ERIC BAIRD (727) 455-1096



WATERFRONT POOL HOME ON WIDE CANAL in Yacht Club Estates! Over 4,000 sq. ft. Four to Six Bedrooms with 4 Full Baths on deep boating water! $950,000 TEXT or CALL NANCY BAIRD (727) 580-7622 UN DE





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WONDERFUL WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM! 2br/2ba Corner Condo in Isla del Sol! OPEN floorplan (1,030 SF) offers split bedroom layout! TRULY TURNKEY CONDITION! Heated pool & spa overlook the bay. $299,000 TEXT or CALL NANCY BAIRD (727) 580-7622





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