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DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS (PARTIAL) ST. PETERSBURG Sundial Shoppes Florida Jean Co Locale Market Vinoy Hotel Hollander Hotel Holocaust Museum Morean Art Center Florida CraftArt Jim Duprey Salon Reno Surf Shop The 4 three nine BBT-Central Dwtn. Ponce de Leon Hotel Indigo Hotel Peaceful Warriors Wellness Center UPS Store at 4 St & 38 Ave







COVER STORY 22 Staycation Spotlight Guy Harvey Outpost by Nanette Wiser

FEATURE STORY 24 Marinas - Our Gateway to the Gulf by Steve Traiman


14 Take A Hike! by Nanette Wiser

17 Water Restrictions by Pinellas County

18 Staycation Ideas by Nanette Wiser


21 Summer Tips for Staying Healthy by Nanette Wiser

28 Turtle Season is Here!

PUBLISHERS’ LETTER ......6 LETTERS .........................7 TIDBITS ................8, 9, 11 KUDOS.........................10 PROPERTY LAW .............30 REAL ESTATE ..............31 ART NEWS .............36-41 ARTS & LEISURE ...43-55 EVENTS .................44-56 FISHING .......................57 CLASSIFIED ...........58-59 ASTROLOGY .......60 & 62 PLAYING AROUND ......62

COVER DESIGN: Renee Roos ARTIST: Lori Bellinger PHOTO: Pinellas County Marketing /Communications - Boca Ciega Millenium Park

32 Madeira Beach Wellness Center by Peter Roos Visit Website for details on “Surviving Paradise


Cody’s Road House Harold Seltzer

GULFPORT Chamber Habana Café Gulfport Casino Neptune Grill

Library/City Hall Seabreeze Inn Art Village Regions Bank

ISLA DEL SOL & BAYWAY ISLES Regions Bank Sterling Cleaners Patchingtons

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 Publix Winn Dixie

Spiro’s Deli Fountains Towers Regions Bank Lou’s Florist

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

The SeaHorse Paradiso Boutique The Wharf Hurley Realty Loews - 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’ Nina’s 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 Publix Market The Sandpiper The Pearl TI & MB Chamber

Bilmar Hotel T.I. Hardware ReMax Metro Clock Tower Bus Stop

JOHN’S PASS VILLAGE Kilwin’s Ice Cream

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Peter Roos - Marketing Director

This issue we are celebrating the first anniversary of Eileen Brock’s career as a Paradise NEWS marketing executive. Between HEC & the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Eileen’s networking skills have worked out well.

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We have more to market than ever before. With ageographically expanding subscriber and distribution base and a fast-growing online presence it is hard just to keep up.

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This June-July issue is the first of two bimonthly summer editions. Our website, is now mobile-friendly and scaleable, is updated continuously and our weekly e-blast “Discover Paradise this Weekend” continues to magically appear every Thursday in e-subscribers inboxes. You can subscribe on the right of our home page @ Tampa Bay just won honors as a top place to Staycation, so we chose to emphasize all of the FUN THINGS you can do without leaving Tampa Bay in this issue. It is important to remember that hurricane season has just begun. If a storm threatens and you want the benefit of our advice, take a look online at for some clear-to-follow hurricane preparation tips. We are making plans to be in the eighty mile wide ‘swath of totality’ Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017 when the sun will disappear for 2 minutes in the mid-afternoon. Rooms at most of the places we looked at in that swath from Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina are already sold out for the event. One of the great things about doing what we do is sharing what we learn about our neighbors. There is so much talent here. Last month we highlighted the new Academy of Performance Arts on the beach. We have written before about Steinway artist Rebecca Penneys, who appears again on the facing page. At press time we also learned that Eileen D’Angelo Mattioli, who has been teaching private piano and accordion lessons for over 61 years,has been named “Steinway Teacher of the Year.” The award will be presented to her at her annual recital June 25th, 3 pm at St. Pete Beach Community Center,

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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

Letters “Thanks so much for publishing Steve Traiman’s fine article about the “Penny for Pinellas” in Paradise NEWS’ May issue. When people understand what ‘The Penny’ has already accomplished in this county over the past 16 years, its renewal from 2020-2030 is a “no-brainer”. I have decided to end my long career, so I will not have a hand in planning its expenditure, but we are all extremely proud of what we have been able to do with the 7th penny of sales tax that the voters passed twice already.” - John Morroni, Chairman Pinellas County Commission The FRIENDS of the GULF BEACHES PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its Summer Book Sale and Basket Raffle on Friday, July 21, 10 am to 5 pm & Saturday, July 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. Books for all ages – adults, children, youth, and young adults -will be available at very low prices. Be sure to check-in for some great book bargains.

The Library is located at 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33772. The FRIENDS of GBPL is a non-profit 501(c)3 that supports the library serving the communities of Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores and Treasure Island. Thanks Very Much, - Judi Green, President Friends of GBPL The May Day Race Committee would like to thank you for your support of the race, the race would not have been a success without you. - The May Day Race Committee & the Skyway Marina District. “I am very impressed with your publication. The cover story alone on the Penny for Pinellas was most informative. I would not have been in favor before reading all that, but now I will most likely vote for renewal.” - Chris Sonnone New Paradise NEWS subscriber

Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival July 10 to 29, 2017 Concert pianist and career piano educator, Rebecca Penneys has just ‘retired’ from the Eastman School of Music, and is preparing for her 5th Florida-based tuition-free summer piano festival, July 10-29, 2017 at USF in north Tampa. The 3-week program is like a finishing school for up to 40 of the most promising concert piano students from top music schools in 24 countries around the globe. For piano music fans who spend the summer here and can make it to USF in north Tampa, the festival offers the opportunity to hear some truly great piano concerts for no more than a donation at the door. These are held in Barness Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620.

There is also an active schedule of outreach and ‘Ambassador’ concerts closer to our readership area, including ones at ASPEC, Allegro, Westminster Shores and at the St. Petersburg College Music Center on 66th St. just north of 5th Ave. N. ($10). For a full schedule of classes & concerts, click on events at www.rebeccapenneys

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Third Annual Piper Fire Footgolf Tournament Raises $5,790 for Children’s Burn Foundation The BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit is partnering with the City of St. Petersburg, the United Nations, The Ocean Project, the World Ocean Network, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and thousands of communities around the world recognizing World Oceans Day on June 8 from 6-10 pm at North Straub Park. MarineMax Clearwater has successfully raised over $5,000 in support of Relay For Life. Proceeds accumulated from several events hosted at the MarineMax Clearwater store during the month of April, including a Premier Jewelry event, and donations from the sales team for each boat sold. 8

PARC’s third annual Top Chefs event will be held at The Birchwood in their Grand Ballroom July 15 with restaurant participants Birch & Vine at The Birchwood, Guppy’s, Rusty’s Bistro at The Sheraton Sand Key, 1200 Chophouse, Clear Sky on Cleveland, and Tryst. WFLA News Channel 8 Jenn Holloway emcees.

Check out 4th Thursday YAPPY HOUR from 6-8PM! Join Pinellas Ale Worksand Friends of Strays Animal Shelter for Good Times, Cute Dogs, Cold Beer… and support a great cause!

Business Jabil Circuit Inc. is dropping “Circuit” from its name. The company’s name will be “Jabil Inc”. Starting in September 2017, Iceland Air will now fly direct from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Tampa International Airport twice a week!

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The beer industry contributes more than $21.68 billion a year to Florida’s economy, according to a new study commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Assoc. and the Beer Institute.

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) announced today that it will begin the next steps in its transition to a Downtown Tampa location after August 13, 2017. TradeWinds Island Resorts added an on-site real estate brokerage office – TradeWinds Real Estate Company, LLC – located at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. The office will serve owners of the Jacaranda Beach Villas residences, a 288-unit condo-hotel located on-property, as well as resort guests who are seeking expertise and guidance on local real estate opportunities. Leading the new venture is Mike Felice, vice president of broker services for the newly formed office.

Oprah hires Home Shopping Network CEO Mindy Grossman to run Weight Watchers. Tampa Bay Innovation Center will host Florida Business Interiors and Haworth for their June TECH Talk program on Tuesday, June 13, at 8:30 am at the Microsoft Headquarters offices in Tampa, 5426 Bay Center Dr, Suite 700. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital welcomed new leaders for anesthesia department, Dr. Mohamed Rehman. 13 Fishing, a major developer and designer of fishing rods, reels and more opened its headquarters in Clearwater. The Florida Aqaurium hired new CEO Roger Germann from John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Creative Pinellas will sponsor a

regional arts summit is set for July 21 at the Epicenter in Clearwater. Rhapsody International streaming music CEO Mike Davis is the new CEO at Valpak. St. Petersburg & DTSP Rick vs. Rick: Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is running for a third term as he seeks to unseat incumbent Rick Kriseman. At presstime, St. Petersburg City Council will potentially allocate $17.5 million to kick off construction on a new pier at its June 1 meeting, paving the way for construction to begin next month, which is closely aligned with the city's latest timeline. The funding will go toward the first phase of construction on pilings, the deck and sea wall. An official groundbreaking is expected sometime around the third week of June. The historic State Theatre in St. Petersburg’s Central Arts District was rebranded with a new logo, brand guidelines and website that reflects the historic background and iconic architecture of the State Theatre. Hyatt Place, Downtown St. Pete will become St. Pete’s tallest building (41 stories) featuring 175 rooms, making up 13 stories in the mixed-use development dubbed One St. Petersburg. The complex will also feature 253 condominium units in the heart of downtown. Late 2017. Florida’s Best Restaurant is the The Mill, not a Miami or Orlando player, but a favorite of ours that soon will launch a chain. (Florida Trend) Food Truck Rally- St. Pete Grouper Grunge Fest 6/16 (6 to 10 pm) Port St. Pete, 250 8th Ave SE The city is accepting applications for the 2017 cycle of its South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program to help support private investment in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The deadline to submit application is Friday, June 16th at 5:00 pm.

City Council recently approved budget amounts for the CRA grants including nearly $412,000 for commercial grants and nearly $122,000 for housing & neighborhood revitalization and multi-family residential property improvement grants. departments/southside_cra.php Port Tampa Bay is getting $9 million to widen and deepen its Big Bend Channel that would allow it to service larger cargo ships. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 federal funds toward the $55 million Big Bend Channel project. The channel, which connects to the Tampa Harbor main channel, will be deepened from 34 feet to 43 feet and widened from 200 feet to 250 feet. Tampa Bay Rays opened a ridshare lot at The Trop, making it more convenient to grab Uber and Lyft. Pinellas County: Be sure to bookmark the Pinellas County news site to get the latest on what’s going on . News.htm Hurricanes: With the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starting June 1, Pinellas County is offering various emergency preparedness tools and reminding residents to plan and be ready ahead of the season. To help residents prepare, Emergency Management has made copies of the 2017 All Hazards Preparedness Guide available at county government facilities, public libraries, city locations and online at emergency. The guide provides residents important tips on a variety of emergency and hurricane-related topics, as well as a basic, fillable template for an emergency plan. Pets: In a continuous effort to ensure public health and promote responsible pet ownership, Pinellas County Animal Services is taking its services and rabies clinic on the road. | JUNE/JULY 2017


Clockwise from Left - USF President Judy Genshaft was an active hostess as she christens the Research Vessel W.T. Hogarth, named in honor of the retired dean ofMarine Sciences at USF - St. Pete. Dr. Hogarth’s assistant for several years at the Florida Institute of Oceanography, Cam Ngo (right) co-host, representative Kathleen Peters (below right); and directly below, Bill Hogarth stands between fellow SPB residents Ann Queen, Peter Roos & Carol Bellew.



Research Vessel “W.T. Hogarth” Christened

St. Pete Beach resident Dr. Bill Hogarth was humble as he was honored by all at Duckworth Steel Boats in Tarpon Springs where the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the University of South Florida (USF) hosted a "Launching & Christening Ceremony" May 23, for the W.T. Hogarth, a new research vessel replacing the retiring 50-year old “R/V Bellows”. USF President Judy Genshaft and Representative Kathleen Peters each broke champagne bottles on the hull of the new 78-foot vessel. The W.T. Hogarth will help academic researchers and marine science students study oil spills, red tide outbreaks and better understand marine life & fisheries.

Dr. Hogarth’s vita includes: • Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Board (GoMRI) studying oil spill effects • Regional Chancellor - USF St. Petersburg - August 2012 - June 2013 • Dean of the USF’s College of Marine Science - January 2008-2011 • Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2001-2008 • Chairman of the International Whaling Commission • Chairman of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas • Director of North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, 1986 – 1994

Commander John William Jenkins, retired, and his wife Gail, are also St. Pete Beach residents. Proud daughters Lani and Lisa live in town too.A native Floridian John William was born and raised in the Ballast Point neighborhood in Tampa (near MacDill Air Force base) He served in the US Navy and retired as a Commander. He was a pilot and served in three wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. After 10

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St. Pete Beach resident Carol Ballew had worked with Dr. Hogarth & encouraged him to apply to be Marine Science Dean at USF. Carol advised Paradise NEWS “Bill Hogarth deserves all the admiration, and, if NOAA decides to locate a center in St. Pete, he’ll also deserve credit for that.

Bill initiated conversations between NOAA, Sen. Nelson and then-Rep. Jolly,” Carol advised. With the new, more open relations between our two countries, FIO is presently involved with a survey of Cuba’s coral reefs.

the navy he taught school in Pinellas County and retired after ten years.He was designated a naval aviator in Sept. 1943, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in the French Invasion in 1944. In 1945 he was a test pilot in Maryland, then flight instructor for the navy, then back to duty as officer in charge of a squadron on the USS Hornet’s “Round the World Cruise”. Let’s all wish him a Very Happy 95th Birthday this month.

TIDBITS To better serve our residents in North and South County, Animal Services will be hosting a mobile clinic - June 16, from 9 am - 3 pm at St. Petersburg Health Dept. (205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N). The mobile clinic will offer licensing, rabies vaccinations and microchipping. At that time, staff will be able to update microchip information and provide vaccine records. animalservices The Beaches & Beyond The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $30 million to the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project, aimed at restoring and protecting the county’s beaches including Sand Key, Treasure Island, & Upham Beach. Pinellas County figures from 2015 show beach-related tourism spending hit $2.3 billion annually and supported some 47,000 jobs while contributing $145 million per year in state and local taxes. The project is designed to reduce storm damage to condos, roads and other upland infrastructure and provide environmental benefits for nesting sea turtles & shorebirds. The eight month Upham Beach rock groin installation begins in June, supervised by Pinellas County. The Yellow bags will be removed from the five locations currently on the beach and replaced with four new limestone rock t-groins.

St. Pete Beach will host a powerboat race June 17-18. St. Pete Beach approved a new fire contract retroactive to Oct. 1 2016 and through Sept. 30, 2019 which addresses fire fighters’ pension plans and retirement system. St. Pete Beach celebrates its 60th anniversary. Connect with news, meetings and events at In Sunset Beach, Unified Parking Partneers constructed a new Gulf Boulevard commercial parking lot. Treasure Island continues the city/hotel discussion about parking, tourism and trash pick up issues in monthly meetings between city and hotel owners.

adult turtles; and don’t approach or harass adult turtles as they make their way back to sea. If you spot turtle tracks or what might be a nest, and it does not appear to be protected by stakes or ribbon, call the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at (727) 441-1790, ext. 1. Or contact the Sea Turtle Trackers, Inc. They don't have a central phone number yet, but you can usually reach one of these folks: Turtle Joe 727-744-6524 Theresa 727-501-5581 seaturtletrackers, or go to

Gulfport GetGO is an all-volunteer transportation service operated and administered by the 501c3 Logerhead Turtle

It’s sea turtle nesting season. Remember to turn off outside lights, draw drapes and avoid using flashlights or fishing lamps on the beach; remove obstacles such as sand castles or sand pits that may make it too difficult for hatchlings to make their way to the shoreline; keep the beach clean. Eliminate trash items that may entangle baby hatchlings and

Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. Initial funding for the two 6-person low speed vehicles was made possible through tax deductible donations and a matching grant from the Foundation. GetGO’s complimentary transportation is available to anyone, with service provided from any point within

Gulfport to any other point in Gulfport, seven days per week from 10 AM to 10 PM. Since its inception, the free service has proven to be very popular on a daily basis, and has experienced notable success in serving the city’s many special events. While improving mobility for Gulfportians, particularly those over the age of 60, the service also addresses major parking challenges in the area’s waterfront destination. Treasure Islettes 47th scholarship awards $3,000 goes to each of four graduating Pinellas high school students: Taylor Anthony - University of South Florida; Jennifer Dawson - Louisiana State University; Katherine Gomez - University of Central Florida; Alex Tallman - St. Petersburg College Funding for the scholarship program comes through weekly Thursday night bingo games. Thursday Night Bingo. Early bird games begin at 6:45 pm & regular games 7:45 pm. Great snack bar, free coffee and cash prizes. The games are held at the Treasure Island Community Center Park/Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue (behind Walgreens). For more information about the Bingo games please contact, Linda Hepp - 727-270-3178. PN Have a Tidbit of News to share? Email: or call us at 727.363.6888

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We live in Paradise! From paddleboarding the Gulf to birdwatching at local preserves, Tampa Bay serves up natural wonders for children of all ages at its parks and preserves. You can get a dose of fun and Vitamin D right at home this summer. There’s more going on than you think.

Parks For Every Passion At Florida Botanical Garden, a children’s walking trail blooms with outdoor musical instrutments. With the aid of a map available online or at the Garden Welcome Center, families can start at the Butterfly Garden, hike over to the boardwalk Tree Station, and scan for wildlife with the binoculars near the pond, then stroll through our Fruit Garden, while FBG’s mascot, Flora, teaches fun facts about Florida fruits. At McGough Park in Largo, you can participate in a drum circle, hike to the Intracoastal, feed alligator and snapping turtles and ogle the owls, hawks and American Eagle in their rescued bird habitats. You can bike, rollerblade or walk the Pinellas Trail from Dunedin to downtown St. Pete. Want to cool off and explore? Grab your kayak or canoe and navigate 14

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the Blueways Paddling Trail to explore the coastline and rich array of marine and estuarine ecosystems. Dog Parks: Fort De Soto has the only dog park where dogs are allowed on the beach in a designated area. There are also 2 fenced in areas near the beach for large and small dogs with water stations (beach entrance is at the far southwest corner of dog park). You can also take your dog to play at Anderson Park, Boca Ciega Park, Chesnut Park, Eagle Lake Park, Sand Key Park and Walsingham Park. Sawgrass Lake Park: Here alligators sun themselves close up and personal and you can climb the tower for a bird’s eye view of the park. Hike the largest maple swamps on the Gulf Coast of Florida as you walk the mile-long boardwalk and half-mile dirt trail where you’ll see birds,

butterflies, plants and animals in their natural settings. Herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks, alligators and turtles can be seen along the canals and lakes. Thousands of birds migrate through the park during the fall and spring, attracting birders and eco-tourists from all over the country. Sawgrass Lake Park is mentioned by the Great Florida Birding Trail and the National Audubon Society as one of the premier birding sites in Florida. 7400 25th St. N., St. Petersburg Boca Ciega Millenium Park: In this park, a 35-foot wooden observation tower offers a panoramic view of Boca Ciega Bay. As part of the the "Great Florida Birding Trail,” you can view shore birds, wading birds, birds of prey, upland birds & water fowl. Visitors launch a canoe or kayak, or enjoy a picnic under a shelter. The park also has a covered, barrier-free playground for kids and a dog park for both small and large dogs. The small dog park includes an obstacle course for training. The park supports seven natural communities: pine flatwoods, coastal oak hammock, mangrove swamp, salt marsh, bay head and wetlands. 12410 74th Ave. N. (Old Oakhurst Rd.) Seminole

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Brooker Creek Preserve protects more than 8,700 acres of natural ecosystems and fauna. Here you will find walking trails to explore and an Environmental Education Center with interactive exhibits that are fun for the entire family. Residents can bring their horses to the horse riding trails in a separate area of the preserve. 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Take a walk through time Saturday morning on a 0.75-mile walk with an expert from the Preserve to guide you. See how the land changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. All ages welcome, but children younger than 6 may find it challenging. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and its rich historical past is showcased at the Cultural and Natural History Center with the permanent exhibit Connecting People & Place offers hands-on educational offering approachs to the area’s history, ecology & people. The preserve’s many outdoor activities include walking trails and an observation tower, a fishing pier and canoe/kayak launch. Center hours: Thurs-Sat 9 am – 4 pm; Sun. 11 am – 4 pm. Reservations required for free guided hikes. 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. | JUNE/JULY 2017


Weedon Island Preserve

• Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the preserve are held each Saturday 9 – 11 am. Experienced Center volunteers lead guided hikes for the general public that examine the best of our cultural and environmental attributes. Weekly guided hikes are free. • Go birding once a month with outings led by experienced birders 8 am – 10 am. Learn the identifying marks and behaviors of our feathered year-round residents and seasonal visitors while helping us compile an annual checklist of the Preserve’s birds. These hikes are designed to take advantage of all levels of birding experience. Binoculars and bird guides are available. Recommended for adults. • Are you a camera buff? Once a month, 8 am – 10 am, you can take a quick class and hike the Preserve in search of that perfect shot. This program provides great opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. Center volunteers highlight seasonal features of the Preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the Weedon’s natural beauty. Recommended for adults. For more on what each park has offers, visit PN

Tighter Water Restrictions Southwest Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)

Effective June 5 through August 1, 2017 • Potable water restrictions will change to one-day-per-week schedule • Customers should reduce non-essential water use to conserve resource • Due to a rainfall deficit, this is the driest dry season in 103 years! Lawn watering is limited to a once-per-week schedule using potable, well, lake or pond sources as follows: Watering Days: Addresses ending in 0 or 1: Monday; 2 or 3: Tuesday; 4 or 5: Wednesday; 6 or 7: Thursday; 8 or 9: Friday; mixed or no addresses: Friday. • PROHIBITED lawn irrigation hours: 8 am – 6 pm • Handwatering & micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day-any time, if needed. • New lawns and plants have a 60-day establishment period. On days 1-30, watered any day of the week. During days 31-60, watered approximately every other day. Even-numbered addresses water Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday. Odd-numbered addresses water Monday, Wednesday & Saturday. • Homeowners associations and other entities must suspend any requirement to replace lawns, pressure wash or engage in other activity which is not in alignment with the water shortage declaration. • Car washing limited to ONCE-PER-WEEK on designated watering day. Commercial car washes, including mobile detailing businesses, may still operate on any day. Emergency and other first responder vehicles may still be washed on any day as needed. Fundraising events are prohibited unless they were scheduled prior to enactment of this order. • Pressure washing allowed ONCE a year and for necessary purposes, such as prior to painting or sealing, in order to maintain a paint or material warranty, to address a health or safety hazard & to comply with health laws. • Fountains and other aesthetic water features may operate EIGHT hours per day. Regular operation hours can be selected by owner & must poste. • Sprinkler-like devices used on a lawn for recreational purposes, limited to the lawn and landscape restrictions. • The lawn and landscape of agricultural operations, commercial establishments, golf courses, athletic fields, and industrial facilities are subject to lawn & landscape restrictions listed in the Water Shortage Order. • Water use necessary for fire suppression, maintaining safe drinking water quality and other essential services is not restricted.

Violation of the restrictions may result in a fine of $193 There is no allowance for malfunctioning or improperly set timers.

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Reclaimed water use remains subject to Pinellas County Utilities restrictions, unless it is blended with potable, well, lake or pond water for irrigation, then the blended water falls under the water shortage order. Customers using reclaimed water provided by Pinellas County Utilities should be following the reclaimed water restrictions found at Detailed information about water restrictions, call Customer Service (727) 464-4000 or visit For SWFWMD, visit The Pinellas County water program underscores a key component of Pinellas County’s Strategic Plan: reducing, reusing and recycling resources including energy, water and solid waste.

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According to national trends, Tampa Bay is among the top TEN spots to staycation in the U.S. But you knew that. Who would leave these sugary sand beaches, warm inviting Gulf waters and delicious spots to drink and eat this time of year? After all, when the snowbirds go home (and yes, we miss you), we have Paradise all to ourselves. In this issue, travel with us as share the best places to go boating, hiking or kayaking parks and preserves and more, from cool coffeehouses to sweet frozen licks. We’ll even help you plan a stay at the Tradewinds’ Island Grand or Guy Harvey Outpost, where the familyfriendly beaches, waterslide, aquarium, delectable dining, awesome entertainment and seaworthy activities beckon—really two resorts for the price of one stay! I Scream, You Scream Nothing cools you off on a hot summer day than a frozen delight. From gelato to sorbet, homemade ice cream to 18

traditional custard favorite Rita’s, there’s a flavor for everyone, even the vanilla lovers. At the beaches, check out Larry’s Ice Cream, Super Scoops, Mikki’s Mr. Ice Cream, Beach SnoBalls and The Candy Kitchen. If you’re downtown, The Hippo gourmet Popsicles come in every flavor while Paciugo Gelato Café’s coconut, espresso and caramel gelatos make you swoon with delight. Urban Creamery’s +peanut butter crunch is for Reese’s Pieces lovers.

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Water Adventures You can swim or skim board at the beach, kayak or paddleboard with rentals from the local surf ships, t ake a surf lesson or snorkel. St. Pete Beach Community Center’s pool and Walter Fuller are always inviting, with lots of activities for tykes of all ages, even water aerobics for adults. Treasure Island Yacht Club, Pasadena Yacht Club and Isla del Sol also offer limited summer memberships for families to use. But nothing says summer fun more than a water park with Busch Gardens’

Adventure Island, being the most rip-roaring spot in Tampa Bay. High speed slides, corkscrews, a giant wave pool, waterfalls and a rambling river with sandy beaches makes it a tropical paradise. Closer to home, Splash Harbour Water Park adjacent to the Holiday Inn Indian Rocks Beach is all the rage. Attractions include Smuggler’s Run tube ride down a 42 foot tall slide with twists, turns and an exciting bowl feature. Pirate's Plunge is a single rider body slide that ends in riders plunging in to the cool blue water.

Great White Lazy River is a 600 foot long relaxing lazy river featureing waterfalls, sprays, and mists to keep you cool while you’re soaking up the Florida sun. There’s a Treasure Cove Splash Zone featuring three slides, interactive water activities, and a dumping bucket that will keep kids coming back for more. Kids can mine for treasure, play in the pool and adults can enjoy a nice rum boat drink at the Cruzan Shack while kids nibble some lunch. If you love sea critters and aquariums, Guy Harvey’s Rumfish Grill offers a cinema-tastic view of fish while you dine. Want interactive? Check out Clearwater Marine Aquarium and a behind-the-scenes tour of Dolphin Tale. At the Sarasota’s Mote Aquarium, you can get up close and personal with sharks, manatees, sea turtles, sting rays and sea horses. In addition to Ft. DeSoto and Weedon Island, kayaking Caladesi Island State Park’s paddling trail is an Old Florida voyage through mangroves and wild birds. Ditto Honeymoon Island for great bird-watching along the 2.5 mile Osprey Trail where you can also bike or hike. Lots of snorkel and scuba activity in Tampa Bay, but some of the best is just a kiss away. Tampa Bay Aviation offers scuba charters for quick access to Key West & the Bahamas.

Game & Fun Zones Without even leaving St. Pete Beach, theres the BEACH ESCAPE GAME. Small groups of friends, family members, and coworkers find themselves locked in a room with 60 minutes on the clock. In that time, they must work together to crack codes and solve themed puzzles to find the way out. In the Honky Tonk, for example, you're trapped inside a roadside bar, while Lost Treasure puts the group on an ill-fated ship sailing toward riches. The rooms are designed to immerse players in these scenarios, but there's always a panic button if you need to call it quits before time runs out.

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In Tyrone Mall, PlayLive Nation is a social gaming lounge featuring the newest games for play and is a hot new place for parties and tournaments. Why not cool off with a movie or crafts? Cobb Theatres at Tyrone Mall, Regal Theaters in Pinellas Park, Carlyse at Sundial, have video arcades for siblings to battle before this summer’s minions. Creative Clay’s Summer Camp promises hands-on fun for budding artists. Legoland is a quirky Scandinavian toy come alive in a million themed adventures. Just 45 minutes from downtown Tampa, this kooky theme park serves up an Imagination Zone, Lego Technic, Pirates Cove, Mini-Land, Driving and Boating School, Cypress Gardens and Leto Kingdom, and yes, Batman!

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More Staycation IDEAS Perhaps the craziest fun zone of all is Tree Hoppers Aerial Adventure Park with eight courses over 100 elements and Florida’s largestzipline adventure park located in Dade City. Finally, for those of us raising booklovers, perhaps the ultimate imagination zone is the local libraries and Barnes & Noble bookstores where kids can enjoy having a book come alive as its read to them and dozens of other activities.

If You Could Talk To The Animals Lowery Park Zoo, in Tampa was Named the #1 Zoo in the U.S. for kids by Parents Magazine. You can spend the day visiting 1,300 animals on 56 lush acres. You can feed a giraffe, hold a lorikeet, pet a stingray, touch a giant tortoise and walk with the wallabies. Closer to home, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in Redington and the McGough Nature Park’s rescued animals (hawks, eagles, owls) and plethora of snapping, alligator and softshell turtles showcase the importance of rescue havens. Some animals don’t have a voice, but they still mesmerize. Dinosaur World may be silly but my grandkids love the 150 life-sized dinosaurs and know a Rex from a brontosaurus. The Plant City classic offers a boneyard, fossil dig, museum and dinosaur walk back in time.

Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland is a safari through large herds of exotic game over 260 acres. If you can’t plan a trip to Africa, stop in here. In Orlando, the Wild Florida Airport and Wildlife Park Kenansville gives you a chance to ride an airport and see the gator wildlife park. At Gatorland Orlando, you can take a screaming death-defying zipline over a gator pit. Of course, Walt Disney World and Sea World offer more animal adventures, both animated and real. There is nothing like walking through the shark tank in Sea World or enjoying an encounter with penguins.

Day Tripping Your car, some Jimmy Buffet tunes and off you go to explore Tampa Bay. No airport security lines, just you and your honey (& a kid or three). • At Tarpon Springs, you can watch sponge diving demonstrations, go deep sea fishing and explore the lively Greek traditions, from cuisine to historic exhibits. • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa offers day packages for men and women, and the picturesque community serves up French, Mexican, Seafood and other ethnic delights. • Anna Maria Island may be my favorite place on earth, from The Sandbar Restaurant and beach to the kitschy boutiques and Anna Maria Cottages. PN Editor’s Note: Please check Yelp for location & hours. Menu items subject to change.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Summer Tips for Staying Healthy By Nanette Wiser Whether you’re planning a staycation or vacation out of town, here are some tips for staying healthy at home, at play and on the road. We’ve talked about the importance of sunscreen in our past issue. Here are some more recommendations for enjoying paradise this summer.

• To soothe and cool skin, take a cool bath or shower or apply cool compresses to the area. • For pain, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. (As always, check with your physician first about what you can take.) • If blisters form, don't break them.

Travel Tips:

Eye Health & Safety:

Are your immunizations up to date if you’re going abroad? Have you had a recent tetanus shot and if so, be sure to bring copies of both papers. Add to that a week’s worth of extra meds and copies of your prescriptions and all allergies. Prevention goes a long way. If you are going into a Zika zone, be sure to take extra precautions and if you’re pregnant, or considering getting pregnant, change your travel plans.

To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts and surfer’s eye as well as wrinkles around the eyes. When playing sports or doing tasks such as mowing the lawn, wear protective eyewear and check with your eye doctor for sport-specific recommendations.

Stay Hydrated: Water plays a critical role in many bodily functions like eliminating toxins, lubricating of joints, and helping digestion. Water loss can also upset the balance of minerals (salts & sugars) in your body, which can then impair its proper functioning. To prevent dehydration, keep yourself hydrated with at least 1.5 liters of water a day – but never all at once. Instead, keep drinking water and other fluids (soups, milk, fresh juice, coconut water, lemon water) and also eat water-rich foods such as salads and fruits The weather and your level of physical activity affect how much water you need but on average, an adult woman needs approximately 2.1 liters of water in a day while a man needs about 2.6 liters. You might need more if you’re on a high protein or high fiber diet, or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Two early signs of dehydration are thirst and darker-colored urine as well as feeling nauseous, dizzy, or tired; getting muscle cramps and headaches; and having a dry mouth. If you start losing consciousness or feel confused, you could be dangerously dehydrated and might need immediate medical attention.

Sunburn 101: You feel asleep or forgot to re-apply your sunscreen. Now, you’re a lobster. Here are some general tips for reducing the pain and discomfort. And for heaven’s sake, get out of the sun. • Apply aloe or over-the-counter moisturizing lotion to skin as directed.

You know the drill; shuffle your feet to avoid a painful stingray sting. If medical attention is not readily available, the following guidelines are recommended in treating a stingray sting: • Flush the wound with fresh water. • For pain relief, soak the wound in water as hot as the person can tolerate (approximately 110 F, 43.3 C) • Use tweezers to remove the stingers. • Scrub the wound with soap and fresh water. • Do not cover the wound with tape or close it with stitches. Apply pressure to stop the bleeding. • Apply topical antibiotic ointment if signs of infection, such as pus, redness, or heat, occur. • Check with your physician to see if you

need oral antibiotics that are usually recommended for infection. • Patients with an impaired immune system (for example, HIV, diabetes, cancer) should seek medical care.

Insect Stings: Whether it’s a mosquito or a bee, here are some general tips for those who are not allergic to stings (check with your physician). • Move away from the stinging or biting insect. Bees will alert other bees, making them more likely to sting. • Remain as calm and quiet as possible. Movement increases the spread of venom in the bloodstream. • If you have been stung by a bee and the stinger is still in the skin, remove the stinger as quickly as possible. • If you have been stung on the arm or leg, lower the limb at the time of the sting to slow the spread of venom. Hours later, if swelling is present, you can elevate the limb to help reduce swelling. • Apply an ice pack to a bite or sting for 15 to 20 minutes once an hour for the first 6 hours. When not using ice, keep a cool, wet cloth on the bite or sting for up to 6 hours. Always keep a cloth between your skin and the ice pack. Do not apply ice for longer than 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Do not fall asleep with the ice on your skin. • Try a non-prescription medicine for the relief of itching, redness, and swelling. Be sure to follow the non-prescription medicine precautions. Don’t have any in stock? Hit the kitchen, and hold a refrigerated, dampened green tea bag on the bite or take a soak in a soothing oatmeal bath.

Other Summer-Related: Check out these videos for tips on dealing with other unexpected encounters. As always, consult a physician or visit one of the excellent local Urgent Cares. • Jellyfish Stings • Poison Ivy • Choking : How to do the Heimlich Maneuver how-to-heimlich-maneuver • Hands Only CPR: hands-only-cpr | JUNE/JULY 2017



Just Let Go @ Guy Harvey Outpost


Enjoy RumFish Grill, water adventures, s’mores, pet-friendly & family fun for all! Why fight traffic and airport security lines? TradeWinds Island Resorts (Island Grand, Guy Harvey Outpost) may be the best staycation in Florida. Here, you can enjoy the amazing amenities of two resorts for the price of one. ”We are committed to ensuring that every guest can ‘Just let go’ while visiting one of our resorts,” says President Keith Overton. This is where the Little Mermaid would vacation if she could. In addition to getting more bang for your buck, when you vacation at St. Pete Beach’s world-renown sister hotels, you’ll revel on the same award-winning sugary sand beaches with awesome Gulf views and a seaworthy commitment to clean oceans and marine education. Amenities such as BodyWorks spa and fitness, a coffee bar, ice cream shoppe and a strolling pirate make for a jolly good time. It’s the ultimate no-fuss vacation that NEVER ceases to amaze. You can swim with the fishes, take a behind the scenes tour of RumFish Grill’s massive aquarium, explore marine touch tanks, engage in sea-tastic activities and ogle fishy lore posted around the property. Where else can you get a learning vacation, paddleboard, relax in a hammock, get out of the sun in a covered swimming pool, enjoy delectable dining and outdoor adventures? Whether you want adventure whooshing down the giant High Tide Water Slide, no-phone-zone family time paddleboating the lazy river or a spectacular romantic sunset stroll with champagne for two, TradeWinds Resorts is where both tourists and locals come to “Just Let Go.”

Book your staycation NOW: 866-JustLetGo or Guy Harvey Outpost Guy Harvey Outpost is where adventure begins. Relax at The SandBox beach lounge with live entertainment, VIP Cabanas, open fire tables and the popular SandBar. Dine on cutting-edge seafood at RumFish Grill showcasing a 33,500 gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s hit show Tanked, indoor/outdoor bars, live entertainment and a retail store carrying the area’s largest selection of Guy Harvey merchandise. Explore the shore, master a stand-up paddleboard, take flight with JetLev, go on a fishing or diving adventure … or unwind around the whirlpool and two swimming pools, one for adults only, while the kids dive into an ocean of fun, try their skill on the Surf WipeOut, go on a seashell scavenger hunt, or spot dolphins on the marine bio camp. There’re even free s’mores around the campfire and biggie/little matching Adirondack beach chairs. The Guy Harvey Outpost suites are more than rooms, they’re retreats beautifully decorated like something out of Coastal Living magazine. The standard room comes with two double beds, wireless internet access, HDTV, wet bar area with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and dishware. Suites have a separate bedroom, and the resort fee covers daily deluxe beach cabana, overnight parking, unlimited rides on the High Tide Slide and Surf WipeOut, campfire s’mores, paddleboat rides and more.

Dining Galore TradeWinds Island Resorts serves up a variety of palate-pleasing casual restaurants and bars, many with live music. Enjoy sportsdriven entertainment bistros, relaxed poolside dining and tantalizing salads, steaks and seafood plus frozen boat drinks like the banana Island Escape or chocolate Mudslide. RumFish Grill’s outstanding cuisine draws local and visiting food fanatics and fish lovers. Enjoy the finest Florida seafood (shrimp, grouper, cobia), delectable salads (wedge, chopped) and eclectic flavors (mango salsa, smoked tomato aioli). Don’t miss the grilled jerk swordfish burrito, sour orange mojo braised pork sandwich, paella, blue crab cakes or Gulf shrimp with stone ground grits. Enhancing the dining experience is the mesmerizing aquarium, lionfish and juvenile tanks, live entertainment nightly plus indoor/outdoor bars that are worth visiting whether you’re staying at the Resort or just want a fun night out. Pups & Pals Welcome What’s a family vacation without the family pet? At TradeWinds, pets play and stay, and can even admire a quirky dog sculpture in their honor that benefits Southeast Guide Dogs. In addition to pet friendly suites, there’s a leash-free Pet Play Zone and Doggie Accessory Center at Island Grand and walking area at Guy Harvey Outpost that will put an extra wag in every tail. There’s even a doggie drinking fountain and room service from the hotel’s “Paw Court Bistro.” Sit. Stay. Play. This 3-night package includes discounted room rates in a pet-friendly suite and a resort amenity fee built right in! Fido can don this season’s hottest resort trend - a TradeWinds signature bandana and enjoy plenty of fetching amenities. Visit

Who Is Guy Harvey? The man behind Guy Harvey Outpost is Guy Harvey, a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer. He is also a fiercely devoted father and lover of the sea. Growing up in Jamaica, Guy spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the island's south coast. Obsessed with the creatures of the sea, he began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed. After his drawings of Ernest Hemingway’s famous fishing story The Old Man and the Sea received positive reviews, Guy began painting full-time, and provided custom artwork for use on a variety of products. Guy Harvey’s natural gift to recreate marine life has propelled him from Professor of Marine Biology to an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and photographer and is widely known as the John Audubon of marine art.

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Pass-a-Grille Marina


Featured in this update sampling are the Pass-a-Grille Marina, Tierra Verde Marina, Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Marina-Gulfport, Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Marina, Maximo Marina and O’Neill’s Marina, both St. Petersburg. Pass-a-Grille Marina

Tierra Verde Marina

There has been a marina operation at 1901 Pass-a-Grille Way long before the first PAG Marina opened in 1966. Al Bobellis bought it from Bruno Falkenstein about 17 years ago. He told Paradise News, “We are one of the few ‘box dealers’ for Yamaha, offering motors and service for more than 30 years. Ryan Miles, with me from the start, is Manager of our authorized Yamaha Outboard Motor Service & Warranty Center. After Tropical Storm Debby took off part of the roof in 2012 we completely rebuilt with a new roof. Other improvements include rebuilt floating docks, a new high-tech service truck, a new Marine Travel Lift for up to 15,000 pounds; all-new electric dock pedestals, and a rebuilt Yamaha Service Department.” Features include 100 Indoor Hi/Dry Boat Storage spaces; 30 Deep-water Wet Slips with Floating Docks, with 30 - 50 - 100 Amp Service; Transient Boat Slips for Daily-WeeklyMonthly Rentals; Secure Fenced Lot Boat Storage; Fuel Dock - 6 Pumps with Ethanol Free 90 & Marine Diesel; Ships Store with Live & Frozen Bait, and Ice”. More information available at 727.360.0100 or online at

Located at 100 Pinellas Bayway South, the marina’s origins go back to the 1960’s when the first bridge to Tierra Verde was built, with a new company taking over in 2011, according to Jeremy Heckler, manager for the past three years. In addition to unobstructed quick access to the Gulf, the marina offers, 50¢ off per gallons of fuel if your boat is stored with us; Valet type service – Complimentary Rinse off & Engine flush; Unlimited In & Out Lifts; two fork lifts; Ethanol-free & Diesel fuel available; Transient storage with Electricity & Water; a 26,000-Sq-Ft Retail Center; Boat & Jet Ski Rentals;

Bait Shop, Food Mart, Subway & much more! Heckler told Paradise News, “Recently all the parking lot concrete and asphalts resurfaced, replaced all landscaping. On our website you can click on the Retail Space tab for store details and available commercial retail space. With our superior location, featured retail center, services offered, and a staff of experienced fishermen and boaters, we offer the best customer service on the water, We’ve become one of the largest and most convenient, location wise, marinas on the West Coast.” For more information call 727.866.0255 or online at

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most protected harbors on the west coast. Owners and renters need to join the Country Club and enjoy use of the health club, tennis courts, heated Jr. Olympic swimming pool, three dining area, reciprocity with some area Yacht Clubs and an active social scene. The Club, under the new ownership of Dr. Jeff Paonessa, is undergoing an ambitious renovation of many areas including the pool area, health club, fitness studio, clubhouse, golf course and practice areas. We invite you to book a tour of the Club with a call to 727-381-7922 or email “

Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Marina

Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Marina

Situated on Florida's Gulf Coast at 6200 Pasadena Point Blvd. South, just steps away from the artsy beach town of Gulfport, PYCC combines the luxury of country club and yachting lifestyles to offer the ultimate boating experience for our members. Established in 1924, PYCC has a remarkable history that lives today. Golfing greats such as Arnold Palmer (course design) and Walter Hagen (the Club's first pro) and celebrities such as Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan Isla Del Sol Yacht & have contributed to the legacy of the Country Club Marina championship course. The 82-slip marina complex can On beautiful Boca Ciega Bay at 6000 accommodate vessels from 34 to 110 Sun Blvd., the Isla del Sol YCC Yacht feet. The marina is well protected with Basin offers a 76-slip yacht harbor a deep-water access channel with 8-foot with depths ranging from 6 to 22 feet; controlling depth. Local captains and Handling yachts up to 65 feet; yacht owners rate PYCC as a top Designated a “Clean Marina” by State "hurricane hole" and consider the marina of Florida; Dry storage for dinghies, to be one of the best kept secrets in the canoes & kayaks; 30/50 Amp electrical, area. PYCC Membership Manager Sarah Harvey told Paradise News, “The original marina was built in the 80’s, extended in the 90’s and underwent a major renovation in 2005. Recently, in addition to enhancements and upgrades, security gates were added. The facility has a full time Dockmaster and assistants who offer superior service. This marina is well Isla Del Sol known around the Yacht & Country Club area as one of the


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water, phone, CATV service at each slip; Wireless Internet Access; Holding tank pump out from any slip or lift; 7-Day a week staff coverage, from 9am – 5pm; Ice (cubed, crushed, block); Picnic cabanas on docks; Yacht Club Lounge with HDTV & DVD/VCR, showers, coin laundry, refrigerator & microwave; and a Gourmet restaurant & bar in the club house; and a large swimming pool with a Tiki Bar & Grille (seasonal opening). Star Garcia, Club Membership & Marketing Director, told Paradise News, “Our marina features a 76-slip Yacht Basin with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Every slip is equipped with electric pedestals, hoses and lock boxes. We are in the second stage of the $1.2 million renovations to our Yacht Basin. All of our docks are being replaced with recycled plastic decking by Advantage. Everything will be new, with wrapped pilings, framing and cross braces. The completed areas of the docks look absolutely amazing and, more importantly, safer for our Members and their guests. Transient members of YCA member clubs are welcome, based on slip availability.” For more information, call 727-828-0002 or email

Maximo Marina Situated at 4801 37th St. South in St. Petersburg, the marina opened in 1959 with 550 slips as the largest covered marina anywhere. It was acquired by Chicago-based Bixby Bridge Capital in 2015, with IGY hired to rebuild and manage the marina. Lee Hicks, IGY General Manager, told Paradise News, “The $24 million project will reopen in 2018 with 212 covered slips. Schedule has this July completion of new Sailfish and Southeast Bulkhead Docks, and March 2018 completion of new Northeast Bulkhead and Tarpon Docks, and North Bulkhead Marlin Docks for customer berthing. A new $2.5 million The Getaway Restaurant opens this fall.” As the largest marina in the area it offers a protected harbor with calm waters and safe berthing. The marina provides easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and, the 200-foot-wide direct channel to open waters sets boaters free to cruise around the Gulf Coast. Located between the Gulf of Mexico and the ICW, its fresh spring-fed water basin reduces barnacle accumulation and saltwater damage to paint and wood. Marina visitors can relax in a shaded slip or hang out on the docks to receive the stellar treatment expected from an IGY Marina. Features include full 24-hour security and perimeter security fence as well as night watchmen; professional management and seasoned Harbor Master; Full electrical power is available

and is individually metered; Use of a large dock box as well as a black-water pump-out station is free for marina customers; and easy fueling, with pricing and scheduling at the Dockmaster's office. More information, call 727-867-1102 or access website

O’Neill’s Marina

New Motor Riggings; Electronic Install; Canvas & Upholstery Work; Fiberglass Repair; and Boat Detailing. The marina specializes in boat financing, with Sales Manager Robert McCurdy handling all details. He notes that financing a new or used boat is a service offered to make the process easier, offering the best rates in the industry working with banks that specialize in Recreational Lending. “We’re committed to customer satisfaction,” he adds. We are a small team that works together to make sure you buy the boat that fits your family’s desires and budget. We also make sure before you leave that you are properly trained.” For more information, go online at or call 727-867-2585.

This sampling of local marinas is a good cross-section of the many options available to local boaters and fishermen. They reinforce the image of our well-earned reputation as the area’s watersports capital. [Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Al Bobellis, Jeremy Heckler, Sarah Harvey, Star Garcia, Lee Hicks and Lisa Shook for their excellent information and photos.]

The marina at 6701 34th Street South in St. Pete was opened in 1954 and after more than 60 years is still family owned and operated. Lisa Shook is the [Steve Traiman is President of Creative Copy fourth generation and runs the business by Steve Traiman in St. Pete Beach, with her father, Alan Phillips. She told offering freelance business writing services. Paradise News, “We have 106 wet slips, He can be reached via email at most of which have powered lifts both ] covered and uncovered, and also have about 110 storage spots for boats on trailers. The marina was dredged in January of 2016 to make it more O’Neill’s Marina accessible at low tide. We have a bait and tackle shop, sell Ethanol-free fuel at the best price on the water, have a full-service repair shop, and excellent financing for new and used boats.” The service center has qualified technicians who can service all makes, with a haul-out service for customers without trailers. Offerings include 20-Hour, 100-Hour or Annual Service contracts; | JUNE/JULY 2017


Turtle Help Sea Turtle Trackers Protect the Sea Turtles

The beaches of Pinellas County are an important nesting place for endangered Loggerhead sea turtles and the gulf coast is the exclusive breeding area for the endangered Kemps ridley sea turtles. Summer is their season. For more than 35 years, Bruno Falkenstein and the team at Sea Turtle Trackers, Inc. have devoted their time and energy to protecting sea turtles on St. Pete Beach and at Shell Key Nature Preserve. Their 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has over 100 volunteers who donate their time. April through October is the “busy season” as they do turtle patrol and nest monitoring. Early morning beach patrol consists of walkers and the ‘Turtle Truck’ on the 4.5 mile-long St. Pete Beach. Shell Key Nature Preserve patrol requires a daily boat ride and 3-mile hike. Starting around the end of June, they also have night-time volunteers who “baby-sit” nests that are due to hatch. They monitor changes in the nest, and when it begins to hatch, they help to ensure every hatchling safely reaches the Gulf waters. The team also responds to stranding calls due to cold-stun, injury, and illness throughout the year, transporting any live turtles to authorized rehabilitation facilities. The volunteers are committed to the education and outreach portion of their mission. They participate in local fairs and festivals, host educational events on the beach, and visit schools and community groups. They tailor their talks

Nesting Season

Through the efforts of groups like the Sea Turtle Trackers, Florida FWC, local residents and businesses, and many others, the sea turtle population is making a recovery. The last two nesting seasons on St. Pete Beach and Shell Key were both record years with over 90 nests laid by female loggerhead sea turtles. Natural weather events wreaked havoc on the hatching success of many of those, but the Sea Turtle Trackers feel encouraged by the numbers in recent years. One of the most important roles that the Sea Turtle Tracker volunteers play is as educators to the public about the best ways they can protect sea turtles. They spread the word about keeping the beach Clean, Dark, and Flat.

“Clean” means free of litter and any other obstacle that could impede a nesting female. The Sea Turtle Trackers would encourage visitors not to bring plastics to the beach because too much of it unfortunately ends up in the waters. All beach chairs and cabanas should be removed every night. STT volunteers can often be seen gathering trash during beach clean-ups or on regular morning patrols. “Dark” refers to the importance of only using red light when walking the beach after dark. White light from windows, flashlights, and cell phones can disorient both nesting females and hatchlings. “Flat” is relating to the need to fill in all holes and to flatten sand castles after a day in the sun. Restoring the beach to a flat state keeps it safer for sea turtles and humans, alike. To learn more, visit Facebook , seaturtletrackers, or go to | JUNE/JULY 2017


to the age range of the group with which they are visiting and use Florida FWC (Fish and Wildlife Commission) authorized specimens for visual displays.



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What’s Driving Home Inventory Shortage? by Jim “Property Wizard” Beggins, Broker Century 21 Beggins Enterprises There is a severe lack of housing inventory. Why? 1. Most sellers want to buy so the lack of inventory makes them wait. 2. Supply hasn’t kept up with demand because of high building prices. 3. Rising Mortgage rates encourage sellers to stay put. 4. Supply shortage is increasing. 5. Several years of job growth brings more buyers. 6. The age of sold homes has almost doubled since last housing collapse. In 2006 median age was 15 years, now it’s almost 30 years. 7. People are staying in homes longer. Until 2008, the average sale was every 5 years., now it’s 8 years. 8. Millennials are buying, causing Mom and Dad to downsize. 9. Renters are trying to buy. 10. The end of Government subsidies for flood insurance this Sept. are forcing old homes to sell.

11. On our barrier islands, increasing land costs are making old houses obsolete. 12. Many sellers are thinking that prices will continue to go up, so they’re waiting.

analytics to determine market price. Since the internet does not know all of your personal business, don’t count on any one site for your value.

We call these 12 items a “housing prisoner’s dilemma”. People need to sell while others need to buy. Both sides seem to be stuck. There are numerous solutions once we know your personal situation. Our weekly “Beach Talk” addresses all of these barrier Island concerns. Now you can join us online each Tues. from 4-5PM or come in person to 5050 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Go to

All the best, Jim “Property Wizard” Beggins, Broker, CENTURY 21Beggins Enterprises, with 13 offices and 400 agents serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Warren Buffet said “When others are fearful be greedy and when they are greedy be fearful”. Depending on your goals this may be a great time to sell or to buy. Join us to gather information to decide. There are many home evaluation sites to check prices. I’ve found to have the best

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 1970 to achieve your desired outcome. Please let me know how I’m doing. mailto: Call, text or email with any questions 727.254.8144 (cell) | JUNE/JULY 2017





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Mosquito Control Mosquito Control is encouraging citizens to do their part to reduce the mosquito population with some simple steps: • Empty water from any item that can hold water (examples: flower pots, garbage cans, recycling containers, wheel barrows, aluminum cans, boat tarps, old tires and buckets). • Flush birdbaths & wading pools weekly. • Flush ornamental bromeliads or treat with BTI, a biological larvicide available at home stores. • Clean roof gutters, which can become clogged and hold water. • Change the water in outdoor pet dishes regularly. • Keep pools and spas chlorinated and filtered. • Stock ornamental ponds with mosquito-eating fish. • Cover rain barrels with screening. • Check for standing water under houses, near plumbing drains, under air conditioner drip areas, around septic tanks and heat pumps. • Take steps to eliminate standing water, improve drainage and prevent future puddling. Many local homes have items or areas that contain standing water – ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes. Mosquito larvae only need a fraction of an inch of standing water to survive.


Protect your skin when outdoors by wearing mosquito repellent (products containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus) and loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves and pants. These simple preventative measures can help reduce mosquito-borne diseases. To request mosquito control’s service, please call (727) 464-7503 or visit

Trash & Fishing Line Worldwide, 14 million tons of trash are dumped in the ocean annually. Marine debris is not only ugly, but dangerous to marine life and human health. Many forms of debris are not biodegradable, causing problems for years to come. Improperly discarded fishing line from popular fishing spots or boats can entangle birds and be inadvertently transported to bird roosting and nesting areas, where birds and other wildlife can easily become entangled or hooked. Plastic line can take over 500 years to decompose, so Tampa Bay Watch has 175 fishing line recycling stations or "monotubes" around to encourage the proper disposal of line. In 2016, with the help of volunteers, 434 miles of line was collected and recycled. Tampa Bay Watch organizes three large annual coastal cleanups. In 2016, 621 volunteers removed 4,569 pounds of debris including items like styrofoam cups, construction debris, car batteries and countless cigarette butts, party balloons and plastic bags from shorelines. Learn more & make a difference. Visit

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NANETTE RECOMMENDS Curl up with a good book on the beach, or take advantage of the amazing arts and culture events happening all over town. Hideaway Cafe: This is one of the best live music showcases downtown. Catch Shawn Brown 7/9 and 7/17 don't miss Songwriters in the Round - Caudill, Mehl, Weiss Yes, we have them in St. Pete Beach but there’s a quirky adult vibe & cocktails at the Hollander Hotel Dive-In Movie Party (7/29, 7-10 pm) The Getaway’s food, tiki décor and boat drinks are always fun, but more so when Smokey & The Angels ( 7/11, 7-11 pm) are in the house. 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Pete. Lunch Truck It takes place every third Wednesday of the month from 11 am -2 pm in Williams Park (300 Second Ave. N) this summer. The Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center tribute shows include homages to Frankie Valli (6/10), Patsy Cline (7/8), Motown (8/12). 4951 78th Ave. N; PAVA’s 29th Annual COOL Artshow convenes at The Coliseum July 15-16, 10 am – 5 pm.

announced as the host of the upcoming 2017 CMT Music Awards. • Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall student performance of Bye, Bye Birdie July 27-29 gets in the spirit of things when the classic movie, starring Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, airs on 6/9 at 7 pm. • Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award®-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award® Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret & Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles.

6th Annual TBEC Etsy Craft Party (7/8 11 am - 4 pm): The Tampa Bay Etsy Crew brings the area's most vibrant makers, artisans, and vintage FYI: For venue address, phone. website, sellers. This free community check our Events Listings in the back of the magazine. event will have Live Skill Demonstrations and Make & Take projects for all! The first 100 through the door get a Dark Musical Chairs: The summer Cycle Clothing swag bag full of goodies sizzles with concerts for every musical The Capital Theater showcases rock from vendors, sponsors, and community taste. Kendrick Lamar (9/1) and Katy legend Dave Mason 6/13, Firefall and makers. And don't miss our raffle Perry (12/!5) at The Amalie Arena are Al Stewart 7/1 and An Evening with - 100% of the proceeds go to the sure to sell out fast, so get tix now. Ace Frehley 7/20. Heart Gallery Tampa Bay! • The Mahaffey Theater will host the St Petersburg Coliseum, Isley Brothers Aug. 6 @ 7 pm. Ruth Eckerd Hall features songbird 535 4th Ave N DTSP Get your tickets now for Lovers of jazz, Ann Wilson of Heart 6/10, the magnetic soul, R&B and the sounds of gospel will Gypsy Kings 6/16 and the incomparable Downtown St. Petersburg Highlights: enjoy Preservation Hall presents: Irma Diana Ross 6/21. Stars of the hit CMT Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & June 9 to 11 - The Coliseum; series Nashville perform at REH 7/25 The Preservation Legacy Quintet heading featuring cast members Clare Bowen, - Ink Mania Tattoo & Art Expo to St. Petersburg Tuesday, Nov. 21 June 16 - Port St. Pete; Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and at 7:30 pm while comedian - St. Pete Grouper Grunge Festival Jonathan Jackson. Esten was just Tracy Morgan returns Nov. 5. 36

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ARTS & CULTURE Justin Hurwitz, larger than life dance numbers and strong storytelling continue to endear it to audiences & critics alike. Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. South 727-893-7832; Studio@620 -620 1st Avenue South, downtown St. Pete June 8-11, 15-18 "Tunnelvision: The Musical" in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. The musical was written by Tim Cain, the award winning musician, activist and founder of the iconoclastic gay rock band, Boys’ Entrance. Founded in 1991 in Chicago, Boys’ Entrance is recognized internationally for creating some of queer rock’s most challenging and critically acclaimed music. Their 2016 album, “Tunnelvision” (Q Ear music) has been hailed as “the next Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. American Stage Theater Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North downtown St. Pete


727-823-PLAY (7529) • Thru-June 25 The Invisible Hand: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. • June 19 & 26: Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project presents The Golden Gurlz LIVE starring Matthew McGee (Dorothy), Joey Panek (Rose), Scott Daniel (Blanche) & Emanuel Carrero (Sophia) as television’s favorite geriatric funny ladies. This all-new parody/tribute show will be a fundraiser for Metro Wellness. • American Stage After Hours • June 18, 7 pm - House Teams Live Improv/Comedy: A night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month. • June 4, Other Dates TBD – Hawk & Wayne Anywhere, USA Improv Comedy: Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne are now in their 8th season at

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American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters. FreeFall Theater: Youth and adults can sign up now summer classes and explore the art of theatre in a supportive and enriching environment. FYI: 727.498.5205;; OPERA & DANCE The St. Petersburg Opera Company • Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann will be performed June 2, 4 & 6 at the Palladium Theater. Hoffmann, the poet hero of The Tales of Hoffmann, has four love affairs that haunt him in Offenbach’s grand and final opera. • June 30-July 9, Stephen Sondheim’s enchanting Into The Woods will be performed.

WRITING & THE SPOKEN WORD Young Adult Writing Workshop with Amy Christine Parker: Register for this writing workshop series, held Saturday afternoons on June 10 and June 24 hosted by the WordSmitten Writing Workshops. Parker is the author of three critically acclaimed Young Adult books under the Random House Children’s imprint. She will be teaching a series of master classes as WordSmitten's guest author and instructor for June. You can also register for summer writing workshops to discover the craft of the short story, novel, memoir, and nonfiction. Saturday afternoons. Creative Writing Summer Camp: Keep St. Pete Lit and the Morean Center for Clay are teaming up to offer a FREE Creative Writing Summer Camp for lowincome students ages 9 to 12. Come learn about creativity in a fun week-long camp with Keep St. Pete Lit teachers!

All students will explore storytelling through play, art and writing in a welcoming environment. Students will also be invited to participate in a final camp reading. Camps July 17-21 and July 24-28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg. Space is limited, so reserve a spot for your child today! FYI: 727-798-4530; register by July 5. Studio@ 620: Wordier Than Thou, an open mic for storytelling, share prose or just catch tales from area wordsmiths. A featured reader kicks off the night, followed by 10 minute open mic slots. In partnership with Keep St. Pete Lit , enjoy Poetry Open Mike with a featured poet and opportunity to read 7-9 pm June 21, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 Happy Hour with the Historian: Sharing the stories of the Sunshine City for 95 years, the St. Petersburg Museum of History’s popular lecture series features an evening of wine, words and wisdom. • July 13: Peter Meinke: An Evening with Florida’s Poet Laureate; • Sept 14: Bill Leavengood: Doc Webb and his World Famous Webb’s City; • Nov 9: Lynn Waddell: Fringe Florida 335 2nd Avenue NE on the Pier Approach; 727-894-1052; Comedy: Tickle your funny bone at Coconuts Comedy Club (5501 Gulf Blvd., SPB; 727-360-5653) and Hawk & Wayne’s Anywhere USA quirky improv at American Stage 6 pm Sunday.

FESTIVALS, ARTWALKS & WALKING TOURS June 10, July 8 St. Petersburg Second Saturday Artwalk: Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, & the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk 5 to 9 pm. Download the new Studio/Gallery guide here. wp-content/uploads /2016/04/Arts-Alliance-Directory-2.17.17-reduced-size.pdf Night Market St. Pete (7/13 7-11 pm): The 3rd Night Market under the Stars. Awesome local vendors, delicious food and drinks! Kids Fun Zone, pet friendly and high energy DJ! Note the summer times from 7-11 pm! This will be our largest yet, as we are spilling over into the 3Daughters parking lot creating even more vendor spots! St Pete Side Lot 2133 2nd Ave S. DTSP Gulfport Adventures: Get your funky fun on at Gulfport’s Tuesday’s Fresh Market, Swing Dancing Wednesday at the Casino and Gulfport Artwalk 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday. 3101 Beach Blvd., St. Pete Preservation‘s (SPP) Walking Tours: Enjoy these “Twilight on the Town" historic strolls that allow participants to learn a bit of history and architecture, all followed by a chance at the end of the tour to cool down and continue the conversation while enjoying one of the area’s local fun spots. Tours are FREE for SPP members and just $10 for nonmembers. Starting locations and times vary and are listed below. | JUNE/JULY 2017


ARTS & CULTURE Tours last about an hour and end at a local business where tour goers are welcome to get something to eat or drink. • June 6 The Waterfront; • June 15 Historic Gulfport; • June 28 Downtown GALLERIES Check out the eclectic exhibits at the Leslie Curran Gallery (1431 Central Ave.) and Beach Drive’s Shapiro Gallery, Ocean Blue and Wyland Galleries. Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave South; 855-436-4527. • June 10: “Sea Discernibly” featuring the newest works by Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty. 5-9:30 pm; FREE Glassblowing demonstrations 6-7:30 pm. Cash bar and food truck on the premises. Coming soon, The Duncan McClellan Gallery and DMG School Project headquarters in the Warehouse District will launch the first-ever ArtZipline®. • June 10: 5-9:30pm. Clearwater sculptor Nina Winters' bronze sculptures will be on display in the main courtyard where you can watch a glass blowing demonstration al fresco. Cash bar, food truck and Jazz in the Courtyard with the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project ArtPool Gallery • July 15 Trashin’ Fashion Looking for Designers /Artists/Models Design your own collection, or team up with some friends, and work on a line of recycled & upcycled couture! Trashion Fashion is our most creative fashion show of the year, we welcome designers of any age, no experience needed, and it is free to participate. 2030 Central Ave DTSP 727-324-3878


Creative Clay 1114 Central Ave., St Pete 727-825-0515 • Thru June 30 - Community Café: Flower Power showcases paintings of flowers by Linda M., Emily M., Gina K., Conchita, Mike E., Dolores M.,Yalanda S. & Patsy Lieberman, Teff A. Hazard, Sheryl L. • Thru June 30 - Time After Time featuring the artwork of Ray M who paints clocks and watches. Morean Arts Center http://www.moreanarts 727.822.7872 Check out these classes and workshops. • Thru June 25 100 Years 100 Artists: For 100 years, the Morean and the Art Club have been a place for art lovers to gather and exhibit, create, and learn about contemporary art. This exhibition tells the Morean’s story through its mission, and specifically, through the individual artists who shaped our organization and made it what it is today. The Chihuly Collection: Launching this summer, the Chihuly will be part of the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. 720 Central Ave., downtown St. Pete 727-822-7872 chihuly/

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Florida CraftArt: Contemporary Fiber in Florida (thru 6/17) This juried exhibition showcases original artwork with contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. The exhibition features fresh interpretations of traditional types of fiber art including surface design, weaving, basketry, felting and wearable art and includes work created with nontraditional materials and innovative technologies and is curated by Cindy Bartosek a well-known artist, photographer and curator from West Palm Beach. 501 Central Avenue downtown St. Pete 727-821-7391 MUSEUMS Construction has started on the $70 million Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement downtown at 4th Ave. North between Third and Fourth Streets. The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is also under construction 100 Central Ave. St Pete Thru June 10 - St. Petersburg Museum of History: Two exhibits offering a unique look at Florida history run through June 10: Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success and Florida Folk Art – Just Above the Water. Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE 727-896-2667 • The Marly Music Program kicks off at the MFA in June and runs through August. June • 18 showcases Roger Dowling whose charismatic and elegant style of pianism specializes in the works of

Chopin, Gershwin, American ragtime and French Impressionism. He has been hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine young pianist” who appears in orchestral and solo performances throughout the world. • Thru July 23 Dorothy Height’s Hats : Civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010) was known for her courage, intelligence, leadership, standing straight and hats made by AfricanAmerican milliners. • June 9, 7 pm -10 pm: Art & Beer Lounge Fundraiser: Preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Sip and savor the liquid interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection while lounging in artistically designed spaces. Brewing companies create limited batch brews for a one night exhibition at the Museum. Featured works include: William Shayer, The Elder, Harbor Scene on the South Coast; Anonymous, Effigy Beaker (Kero); Thomas Hovenden, Breton Soldier …and others! The evening will also include a special “Florida” themed beer in celebration of the upcoming Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration crafted by 2016’s Best of Show winner & St. Pete Homebrew Club. • Thru July 2 Dominique Labauvie – Dig: The formal explorations of interdisciplinary artist Dominique Labauvie are rooted in both material and a highly developed relationship to philosophies of the drawn line. Dig brings together recent works by Mr. Labauvie in his signature media of steel and pastels. The theme of the ruin runs throughout, as he seems to take on the role of archaeologist, digging into the earth’s histories to try to understand their effect on current events.


• June 24 thru Oct. 1: Skyway A Contemporary Collaboration: Skyway spotlights the compelling work of 57 artists in the Tampa Bay area, spanning sculpture, photography, video, painting, and prints. The work is being shared by the MFA, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. This is the first time all three museums have joined forces to present the work of gifted contemporary artists in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee & Sarasota Counties. The Dali Museum Join locals and friends for • Lucky Cat yoga on Sunday’s at the museum. • Cult Classics 2017: Starting June 1 with Young Frankenstein, The Dali’s can’t-miss summer celebration is back and better than ever. Grab your lawn chair, don some movieinspired duds and enjoy FREE flicks, local food truck fare, and cold craft brews. The fun goes down the first Thursday of the month all summer long. Come early to enjoy The Dali’s extended hours on Thursday nights at reduced $10 admission, then stay for the film & festivities. Movies begin at 8:30 pm. • Thru Sept. 24 - Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillada: An exhibit of world-renowned Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida’s works in paper, alabaster, steel and stone is the Dali’s first show dedicated to sculpture since the opening of its new building in 2011. Exhibit presents more than 60 Chillida works including 16 sculptures, a large-scale wall mural, numerous drawings and ‘gravitations,’ the artist’s unique approach to paper collage.

TAMPA & BEYOND: Sarasota Van Wezel Hall: John Deming & The Jewel Tones 7/16 and the free Friday Fest concert series 6/16, 7/21, 8/25 & 9/15. John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Ringling College of Art & Design Worth the drive for both the permanent collection and special exhibits and the Museum of Art where admission FREE on Monday. 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota ART CONTESTS & CLASSES Contest: AARP and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance are collaborating on the “St. Pete Timeless Art, Limitless Ages for Art Contest.” The promotion consists of a contest where entrants will have the opportunity to design a “Next Stop: Real Possibilities” trolley wrap ad. The winner will receive $5,000! Contest runs through 5 pm on Friday, June 30. eless-art-limitless-ages-artcontest-tampa-bay-fl.html Morean Arts Classes: This summer, take a drawing, photo or craft class or workshop. Call 727-822-7872 for times/listings. . • Chihuly Collection: 720 Central Ave. • Morean Arts Center / Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop: 719 Central Ave. • Morean Center for Clay: 420 22nd Street S., PN

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LIVE THEATRE Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay Times Forum) 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.301.6500 June 11 – Iron Maiden 14 – Chance the Rapper 22 – Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull 25 – Tampa Bay Times Bridal Show July 8 – Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper 10 – Paul McCartney 11 – Roger Waters 15 – New Kids On The Block 25 – Shawn Mendes August 5 – Bolts Brew Fest 11 – Lionel Richie 12 – WWE Live 13 – John Mayer 19 – Monster Jam American Stage 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 727.823.7529 ER[RI¿FH#DPHULFDQVWDJHRUJ June 1 – 25 – The Invisible Hand 4 – Hawk & Wayne 18 – IMPROV – House Teams Live 19, 26 – SATP Golden Girls July 2 – Hawk & Wayne 12 – 30 – Sex With Strangers 16 – IMPROV – House Teams Live 24, 31 – Scott & Patti: Pajama Party August 2 – 6 – Sex With Strangers 6 – Hawk & Wayne 20 – IMPROV – House Teams Live A Simple Theater The Biniger Theater, Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.864.7811 Capitol Theatre 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater 727.791.7400 June 3 – Joe Jackson 8 – Allen Stone 10 – Ann Wilson 13 – Dave Mason 16 – Classic Albums Live: RUSH 2112 17 – Yngwie Malmsteen

July 1 – Firefall & Al Stewart 21 – CAL: Led Zeppelin IV 27 – 29 – Bye Bye Birdie Catherine Hickman Theater 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.893.1070 June 2 – Art Reception 4 – The Deal Maker 6 – New Horizons Band ±±6RXWK3DFL¿F 29 – Keith Haring: Radiant Child Central Park Performing Arts Center 105 Central Park Dr., Largo 727.587.6793 June 3 – Beauty and the Beast 4 – VIBE Annual Dance Recital ±'H¿QLWLRQRI'DQFH 9, 10 – West Florida Dance Stars on Stage 16 – 17 – Hairspray Jr. July 14 – 16 – A Chorus Line August 4, 5 – Disney’s Lion King Jr. Gulfport Community Players Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S, Gulfport July 6 – 16 – 17th Annual Summer One-Acts Eight O’Clock Theatre 105 Central Park Drive, Largo 727.587.6793 June 14 – 16, 20 – 23 – A Chorus Line freeFall Theatre Company 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.498.5205 June 1 – 4 – End of the Rainbow July 14 – 30 – Marie Antoinette August 2 – 13 – Marie Antoinette Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota 941.552.5325 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 June 2 – Brantley Gilbert 3 – Jimmy Buffett 16 – Dierks Bentley 22 – Rise Against & Deftones 29 – Chicago & the Doobie Brothers July 7 – Incubus 14 – Sam Hunt 18 – United We Rock 28 – Lady Antebellum August 1 – Nickelback 2 – Foreigner w/Cheap Trick 15 – Matchbox 20 & Counting Crows Patel Conservatory 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa Dance / Theater / Music / Adult Classes 813.222.1002 June 4 – Broadway Star of the Future Awards 16 – Junior Intensive Showcase 16 – Showstoppers, Jr. 22 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast July 6 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7 – Choral and Chamber Music Concert 14 – Jazz Intensive Concert 20 – Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. 21 – Next Generation’s Ballet Showcase August 2 – End-of-Summer Music Blowout 4 – Popular Dance Summer Intensive 4 – 6 – Showstoppers: Once Upon a Dream 11 – Summer Evening of Dance Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater 727.791.7400 June 2 – Trevor Noah 8 – Allen Stone 9 – Bye Bye Birdie The Movie 10 – Happy Together 2017 16 – The Gipsy Kings 21 – Diana Ross July 2 – Dan TDM on Tour 9 – Bill Maher 25 – CMT’s Nashville in Concert August ±'RQDOG)DJDQ 7KH1LJKWÀ\HUV 11 – Australian Pink Floyd Show

St. Petersburg City Theatre Located off I-275 at 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg, 33712 %R[2I¿FH7LFNHWV,QIRUPDWLRQ 727.866.1973 Stageworks Theater 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., West Bldg., #151, Tampa 813.374.2416 June 2 – 18 – The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Straz Center 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa 813.229.STAR June 1 – 4 – Finding Neverland 1 – 11 – Gloucester Blue 2, 3 – The Naked Magicians 9 – 11 – Dance & Gym Recital 11 – Victoria’s School of Dance Recital 15 – 30 – Company 16 – Jim Jeffries 16 – Tig Notaro 22 – Latin Nights July 1 – Voice of the Nightingale 1, 2 – Company 2 – Bring It! live 11 – 16 – Disney’s Little Mermaid 12 – 30 – Carly Churchill’s Cloud 9 29 – 30 – Paw Patrol August 3 – 6 – Carly Churchill’s Cloud 9 8 – 13 – Motown The Musical The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Tea dances run October through May June 9 – 11 – Ink Mania Tattoo & Art Show 15, 16 – PAVA Cool Art Show The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St. S, Bayfront Center St. Petersburg, 727.892.5767 June 4 – A&G Dance Academy Recital 23 – Arturo Sandoval July 1 – Rickey Smiley & Friends 19 – Speakers Who Inspire August 6 – The Isley Brothers 18 – La La Land in Concert

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Through Sunday, June 25 – 11th Annual Invitational Teapot Show 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday / 11 am – 4 pm Sunday, Free, Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. This year’s show features a wide variety of functional, ceramic teapots on display & available for purchase. Thursday, June 8 – LGBTQ Film Series: Lianna 7 pm, Free, Friends Room, Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. /LDQQDLVDFODVVLFÂżOPLQWKHOHVELDQJHQUHVWDUULQJ/LQGD*ULIÂżWKVDV a wife and mother whose life evolves after an affair with a female college professor. Feel free to bring your own “brown bagâ€? supper and beverages. Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 – Tarpon Rodeo 6:00 pm Thursday, Sponsorships available, Tradewinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach / 1 pm Friday, Fort De Soto Boat Ramp, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo is an all release tarpon tournament with the mission to restore the Tampa Bay Estuary. Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10 – Baddest BBQ on the Bone Fishing Slam & BBQ Festival 5 – 11 pm Thursday & Friday / 11 am – 11 pm Saturday, Free Parking & Free Shuttle, Madeira Beach Recreation Field, 200 Rex Pl., Madeira Beach. This waterfront festival is packed with award winning BBQ, a ÂżVKLQJWRXUQDPHQWERDWVKRZFDVHDUWV FUDIWYHQGRUVOLYHPXVLFSLJUDFHV DQGNLGVœ¿VKLQJURGHRROGVDOWÂżVKLQJRUJÂżVKLQJWRXUQDPHQWVEDGGHVWEETRQ WKHERQHÂżVKLQJVODP Friday, June 9 – Cocktails @ the Collection 6 – 8 pm, $25, Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. View the new special exhibition, Solas: Light Informs Glass, while enjoying cocktails, light eats and a talk by Chihuly Collection Executive Director Andy Schaulch. 727.822.7872 ext. 8 Friday, June 9 – The Beer Project 7 – 10 pm, $30 – $75, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg Sip and savor the liquid interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection while lounging in artistically designed spaces. Brewing companies create limited batch brews for a one-night only exhibition at the Museum. 727.896.2667 Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 – Opa! Palooza Noon – 9 pm Friday / 10 am – 9 pm Saturday / 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Greek food & music festival in Historic Tarpon Springs. Saturday, June 10 – Second Saturday Art Walk 5 – 9 pm, Free, including trolley. Art districts throughout the city of St. Petersburg. An evening of art, opening receptions and galleries galore. Free trolley offers transport between the different districts.

The Palladium 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.822.3590 June 2, 4, 6 – The Tales of Hoffmann 9 – Joe Popp 11 – Expressions Academy of Dance 16 – Nate Najar with Chip Anderson 18 – Lillette’s Rhythm Club 30 – Into The Woods July 2 – 9 – Into The Woods 16 – CAL | Eagles: Hotel California 22 – Peace of Woodstock 28, 29 – Selwyn Birchwood August 12 – Flashback to the 60s 13 – Gypsy Star 20 – CAL | Supertramp: Breakfast in America Van Wezel 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.953.3368 June 16 – Doug Demming & The Jewel Tones 23 – Diana Ross July 21 – Kettle of Fish West Coast Players 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater 727.437.2363 PZFSOD\HUV#JPDLOFRP June 2 – 18 – Psycho Beach Party August 4 – 20 – It Runs in the Family

MUSEUMS Dali Museum One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg 727.823.3767 Saturdays – Dilly Dally w/ Dali Sundays – Yoga with Dali Wed., Thurs. – StoryTime at The Dali (visit website for updates) June 1 – Cult Classics: Young Frankenstein 3 – Film Series: Coraline 3 – Morning at the Museum 10 – Film Series: Paranorm 17 – Film Series: The Boxtrolls 24 – Film Series: Kubo and the Two Strings July 6 – Cult Classics: Rocky Horror Picture Show August 2 – Coffee with a Curator 3 – Cult Classics: Edward Scissorhands Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg


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One City Chorus – Mondays 7 pm (see website for current exhibit) Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.820.0100 ZZZÀKRORFDXVWPXVHXPRUJ Through June 25 – The Armenian Genocide Exhibition Through July 2 – Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals June 21 – FHM Film Series: Paragraph 175 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! Gulfport History Museum 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Free Admission 727.327.0505 Henry Plant Museum 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813.254.1891 August 5 – Teacher Appreciation Day John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 941.359.5700 Mondays FREE admissions all day Through November 30 – First 5 Years of Art of Our Time Thurs – Art After 5 Thurs through Sun – Joseph’s Coat Skyspace Third Thurs – Ringling by the Bay ($10) Fri – ROAR – Ringling Order of Art Readers Fri & Sat – Bayfront Garden Tours Sat – Kid’s Quest, Family Workshop June 9 – September 10 – Chinese Ritual Bronzes 12 – July 27 – Art Making 15 – Gallery Walk & Talk 17 – Family Day: Eternal Offerings 24 – October 15 – Skyway 30 – October 29 – Portraits July 13 – Gallery Walk & Talk 15 – Family Day: Skyway 25 – Conversations: The Age of Bronze August 10 – Gallery Walk & Talk Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.4638 Thursday PM adm. $5 after 5 pm

Through June 4 – The Open Road Through July 2 – Dominique Labauvie: Dig Through September 4 – Dorothy Height’s Hats June 9 – Beer Project 14 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 18 – Richard Dowling, piano 22 – Skyway Film Series 28 – Summer and Sift: Chef Kenny Tufo July 12 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 16 – Scott Kluksdahl & Noreen Cassidy-Polera 26 – Summer and Sift: Lauren Marcellaro ±7KH*HQH.QL¿F7ULR August 9 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 20 – Steven Prutsman, piano St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.1052 Tampa Bay Automobile Museum 3301 Gateway Centre, Pinellas Park Unique collection of vintage cars & vehicles. 727.579.8226 Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St, Tampa 813.228.0097 June 5 – 9, 12 – 16 – Camp: American Girl 20 – Tap Talks: Jai Alai India Pale Ale 26 – 30 – Camp: Archaeology Mysteries July 10 – 14 – Camp: Pirates and Explorers 18 – Tap Talks: Maduro Brown Ale 24 – 28 – Camp: Museum Makerspace 31 – August 4 – Camp: Hysterical History Tampa Museum of Art 120 W St. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 813.259.1720 Friday – Art on The House – 4 to 8 pm Saturday – Art Spot for Families Tarpon Springs Railroad Depot Historical Museum 160 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs Free admission 727.943.4624 USF Contemporary Art Museum 3821 USF Holly Dr., Tampa, 33620 813. 974.4133 – Info 813.974.2849 exhibitions.html USF Contemporary Art Museum Institute for Research in Art 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa June 2 – William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson 2 – July 22 – Black Pulp! 2 – July 22 – Woke! 8 – Curator’s Tour 22 – Cotton Comes to Harlem

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10 5th St. N, St. Petersburg 727.504.8788 Second Saturday Gallery Walk ARTpool Gallery 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.324.3878 June 3, 4 – Crafty Fest 17 – Paws For A Cause July 15 – Trashion Fashion Blank Slate Gallery 538 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.312.5700 Bloom Art Center & Olesen Art Gallery 910 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg Best New Arts Community 2014 – &UHDWLYH/RD¿QJ Chihuly Collection 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 ext. 5102 Only permanent collection of Dale Chihuly’s work. Through October 15 – Solas: Light Informs Glass June ±&RFNWDLOV#WKH&ROOHFWLRQ 17, 18 – Dads Visit Free Craftsman House 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.323.2787 Gallery-Café-Pottery Studio 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk Thursdays in May – Movies in the Park Through June 25 – 11th Annual Teapot Show June 10 – July 1 – 9th Annual Clay Pride Show 17 – Loving Day Celebration July 3 – August 12 – Once-a-Year Studio Sale

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Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, June 24 – Writing Workshops with Amy C. Parker 2 – 5 pm, $55, WordSmitten, 100 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Two sequential workshops in writing for Young Adult/Middle Grade readers. Sunday, June 11 – Joint Ecumenical Hymn Festival – ´)URP&RQĂ LFWWR&RPPXQLRQÂľ 2 pm, All are welcome, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Day School, 501 S Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. Good Shepherd Lutheran and Saint Patrick Catholic Churches celebrate the growing unity of the Church, commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 65th Anniversary of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Day School. RIÂżFH#JRRGVKHSKHUGWDPSDRUJ 813.877.3105 Sunday, June 11 – Social Women in Motion – SWIM – Women Pre-Pride White Party 3 – 7 pm, Nova 535, 535 Dr M.L.K. Jr St. N, Saint Petersburg. Hundreds of Women in White dancing to the tunes DJ Shannon C, a huge silent auction, full cash bar with two of St. Pete’s best Women-owned Food Trucks in the private courtyard. DGPLQ#VZLPZRPHQRUJ727.201.2146 7KXUVGD\-XQH²&UHDWLYH/RDĂ€QJ¡V0HHWWKH&KHIV 6 – 9 pm, $50 to $75, The Vault, 611 N Franklin St., Tampa. Kick off Tampa Bay Restaurant Week by participating in a meet and greet and sampling with more than 10 of the chefs behind favorite local restaurants and menu items. Thursday, June 15 – Obstetric OB and Delivery Preview Tour 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Free, St. Petersburg General Hospital, Auditorium, 6500 38th Ave. N, St Petersburg. Learn about the hospital’s obstetric services, meet the skilled nursing staff and tour the Birthing Center. Register: or 888.741.5122 Thursday, June 15 – Pinellas County 2017 Community Conversation 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free, St. Petersburg College- Seminole campus, University Partnership Center Digitorium, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator will discuss county services and important topics. Residents will be able to submit questions. Thursday, June 15 – Twilight Summer Walking Tour – Historic Gulfport 7 pm, Free SPP Members / $10 Non-members, Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. This tour allows participants to experience the ‘Burg’s “suburbsâ€? in funky and artsy Gulfport. Reservations are encouraged but not required through the website. Friday, June 16 – Dive-In Movie – Jungle Book 8 pm, $5, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. 3HWH%HDFK%ULQJ\RXUQRRGOHVĂ€RDWVDQGFKDLUVWRORXQJHE\WKHSRRO ZKLOHZDWFKLQJDPRYLHRQRXULQĂ€DWDEOHVFUHHQRXWXQGHUWKHVWDUV 727.363.9245 Friday, June 16 – Madeira Beach 5K Sunset Run Series Race 1 7:15 pm, $35, John’s Pass Park Pavilion, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. Runners will take to the beach and enjoy the breath-taking views. Post-race party.

Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center 1114 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.825.0515 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk June 10 – New Beginnings New location as of June 1: 1846 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg Crossroads Gallery St. Pete College – Clearwater 2465 Drew St., Clearwater Domain Home Accessories & Gallery 3129 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport Local & Florida artisans featured. Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg 813.760.6600 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 34698 727.298.3322 Feathered Serpent Gallery 1018 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.824.8877 This gallery is permanently closed. Florida CraftArt Gallery 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.7391 ZZZÀRULGDFUDIWDUWRUJ Second Saturday Artwalk Mural Walk on Saturdays Through June 17 – Contemporary Fiber in Florida Gallerie 909 909 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.565.3930 Featuring African American Artists Second Saturday Artwalk Small Business of the Year 2015 'UXPFLUFOH¿UVW)ULGD\HDFKPRQWK $YDQWJDUGHMD]]¿UVW6DWXUGD\ each month Spoken Word last Sunday each month 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


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Stirling Studios & Art Gallery 730 Broadway (2nd Floor) Studio 12, Dunedin Studio@620 620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.895.6620 June 1 – Anyan DÊvery 6 – 18 – Tunnelvision: The Musical July 10 – 28 – Sunscreen Film Camp

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 Through June 25 – 100 Years/100 Artists June 5 – Summer Session 1 Classes Begin 9 – Ladies Night at the Hot Shop 16 – Hot Date at the Hot Shop 30 – Hot Date at the Hot Shop 30 – Ladies Night at the Hot Shop July 7 – Ladies Night at the Hot Shop 8 – August 19 – 99th Annual Members Show 9 – Fashion Battle Royale 14 – Hot Date at the Hot Shop 21 – Ladies Night at the Hot Shop 24 – Summer Session 2 Classes Begin 28 – Hot Date at the Hot Shop 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 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

Society of Acrylic Painters Membership info / exhibit entry: SunTan Art Center at Don Vista Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years Treasure Island Art Guild Gallery Closed June, July, August Painting Workshops held weekly Wednesday – Anything Goes Thursday – Acrylic Painting Friday – Portrait Workshop – live model 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 Zen Glass Studio 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.323.3141 Offers glassblowing classes & workshops. 2nd Saturday Art Walk. St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District.

HANDS-ON MUSEUMS 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. Weekly summer camps. June 5 – 9 – Out of this World 9 – Parents’ Night Out 11 – Great Connections 12 – 16 –Radical Rainforest 17 – Fabulous Fathers 19 – 23 –Build It 26 – 30 –Under the Sea July 3 – 7 – Full Steam Ahead 4 – Independence Day Celebration 9 – Great Connections 10 – 14 – Dino Dig 14 – Parents’ Night Out 15 – Great Mess-ploration 17 – 21 – Global Groove 24 – 28 – American Adventures 31 – August 4 – Imagination Station Heritage Village 11909 125th St N, Largo 727.582.2123 Free 21-acre living history museum Sundays – Speaking of History MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) 4801 E Fowler Ave., #100, Tampa 813.987.6315 Largest US children’s science center Gaze skyward – Saunders Planetarium

IMAX Dome Theatre June 3 – Women in Space 3, 10, 17, 24 – Minecraft Mania 15 – 18 – Maker Days 17, 18 – Father’s Day Weekend 27 – September 5 – Cardboard Space Adventure Replay Amusement Museum NEW 119 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs An Interactive museum with 100 pinball games, video games and other amusements from the past.

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Friday, June 16 – St. Pete Grouper Grunge Fest 6 – 10 pm, Free, Marine Discovery Center, 250 8th Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Food truck rally with musical acts, local breweries and a tour of the Sir Winston cruise ship. Saturday, June 17 – Fabulous Fathers 10 am – 2 pm, Fathers free with paid child admission, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Create unique, handmade gifts for the special guys in your life. Saturday, June 17 – Learn to Sew with Sun Country Cleaners 2 – 3 pm, Free, Sun Country Cleaners, 5427 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Learn how to sew and make basic repairs to clothing. Saturday, June 17 – Mad Beach Beer Fest 5 – 9 pm, Free, $30/$40 Beer Sampling Tickets , R.O.C. Park, 300 Municipal Dr., Madeira Beach. Vendors, food trucks and live music. Proceeds go toward WKHFRPSOHWLRQRIDNLGV¶¿VKLQJSLHUDW52& Saturday, June 17 – Paws For A Cause 6:30 pm, $10 General / $20 VIP, ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. 3HWHUVEXUJ$IXQGUDLVLQJHYHQWWRVXSSRUWQRQSUR¿WDQLPDOJURXSVLQ6W Petersburg. 727.324.3878 Saturday, June 17 – Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk 6 – 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open. 6DWXUGD\-XQH²´7URSLFDO&HOHEUDWLRQµ)DVKLRQ(YHQW 11 am – 3 pm, $35, St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Various local Fashion Houses will be presenting an assortment of attire at this Luncheon Fashion Event with a wine bar. 3URFHHGVZLOOEHQH¿WWKH+LVWRULFDO Building Restoration Fund. For reservations FRVWDUU#DROFRP or 727.520.0286. Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day Weekend 10 am to 6 pm, MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry), 4801 E Fowler Ave., #100, Tampa. Free general admission for fathers with paid general admission of a child. 813.987.6315 Sunday, June 18 – Family Fun Day at the Pool Noon – 3 pm, $2 youth/senior / $3 adults, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Enjoy music, family fun, slides, pool basketball, games, prizes and much more. Sunday, June 18 – Lillette’s Rhythm Club: Then and Now 3 pm, $10 to $75, The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. A new musical experience designed to expose a virtually unknown event in music history to the world. 727.822.3590 Wednesday, June 21 – Breast Cancer Support Group 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Free, St. Petersburg General Hospital, Breast Center, 6500 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Support, information and understanding to help before, during and after treatment. Registration: or 888.741.5122


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OPERA Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg Miller Auditorium The Met in HD Series /LYHKLJKGH¿QLWLRQEURDGFDVWVRIWKH Metropolitan Opera 727.864.7600 Florida Opera Festival Artistic Director – Daniel Lipton Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, Florida 33602 Florida Suncoast Opera Guild The Matinee Opera Players 64th Way, Pinellas Park MatineeOperaPlayers Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center St. Petersburg Opera Company 727.823.2040 Various performance locations June 17 – Broadway Caberet Sarasota Opera House 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.359.0099 ext.101 June 4 – HD: Marriage of Figaro 11 – HD: Tristan and Isolde 18 – HD: La forza del destino 25 – HD: The Dream July 2 – HD: Macbeth ±+'0DGDPH%XWWHUÀ\ 23 – HD: Showboat 30 – HD: Love’s Labours Lost August 6 – HD: Otello 13 – HD: Swan Lake The Pinellas Opera League Socialize and be entertained First Wednesday each month October – June SLQHOODVRSHUDOHDJXH#JPDLOFRP

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Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport More information on Casino events or rental availability 727.893.1070. Every Wednesday – Swing Third Saturday – Swing, Tampa Second Sunday – Soul Night Sarasota Ballet 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.0099 Tickets 941.351.0099 x101 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 Wed. of month 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 LGBTQ Film Series Gulfport Public Library 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Second Thursday of each month 7 pm. 727.893.1074 June 8 – Lianna July 13 – Hurricane Bianca Sunscreen Film Festival ZZZVXQVFUHHQ¿OPIHVWLYDOFRP Various locations throughout St. Petersburg. VIP & General Admission

COMEDY Coconuts Comedy Club Oldest (longest running) comedy club in Florida. 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.5653 (JOKE) Open Mike on Tuesdays Shows: Wed – Sat, 9 pm Sporty’s Comedy Club 17093 Gulf Blvd., N Redington Beach (across from Double Tree Beach Resort) 727.596.6725 Fri. & Sat. nights 9:05 pm G. David Howard. Guinness Book of World Records for Comedy “Funniest Man Alive” Unscripted Theatre 14 18th St. S, St. Petersburg Second Thursday – Live Sketch Comedy Fourth Thursday – Flash Fiction

ECO/ ZOOS/ AQUARIUMS Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg 727.893.7326 Tram Tours Saturdays, Guided Tours, Classes Brooker Creek Preserve 3940 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs 727.453.6800 June 3 – The Solar System and Telescopes 10 – Orchids and Epiphytes 11 – 3rd Annual Ken Rowe Birdathon 17 – Beekeeping Part 3 ±,QWURGXFWLRQWR3ODQW,GHQWL¿FDWLRQ 26 – Ranger Naturalist July 1 – Owl Moon 8 – The Power of Shopping 15 – Why Snakes Are Cool 22 – Life of Lichen 24 – ECO Teacher Training Workshop Clearwater Marine Aquarium 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater 727.441.1790 Rescue, Rehab and Release Home of Winter and Hope, stars of Dolphin Tale I & II Monthly You Tube Program Egmont Key Shuttle Hubbard’s Marina, Ft. DeSoto Co. Park $20 RSVP 727.867.6569 727.893.2627 Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.273.4000 ZZZÀDTXDULXPRUJ Fort De Soto Park Tierra Verde 727.552.1862 desoto.htm Guided Nature Walks – Sat & Sun Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave., Tampa

One mile west of I-275 (exit 48) 813.935.8552 Events line 813.935.8552, ext. 276 Summer camps offered June 23 through July 29 – Sunset Celebration on Friday and Saturday nights Mote Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota 941.388.4441 Science, Education, Aquarium June 3 – World Oceans Day Family Festival 24 – July 1 – Shark Days July ±±6DUDVRWD/LRQ¿VK'HUE\ St. Petersburg Audubon Society 727.753.9731 101+ Years Conservation Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month First Saturday of month Boyd Hill Bird Walk St. Petersburg Shell Club 9100 113th St. North, Seminole 727.867.6861 2nd Fri, 6:30 pm (except June, July, Aug. & Dec.), Seminole Recreation

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Wednesday, June 21 – The FHM Film Series: Paragraph 175 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Free, Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg. This documentary by the Academy Award-winning producing/ directing team, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, examines the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany. RSVP required: 727.802.0100 ext.30 ZZZÀKRORFDXVWPXVHXPRUJ Friday, June 23 – St. Pete Road Runners 5K Beach Race Series #1 7 pm, $25 / $45, Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. The St. Pete Road Runners invites runners and walkers to join their annual summer 5K race series along the beaches of Pass-A-Grille followed E\DIDQWDVWLFSRVWUDFHSDUW\7KHUDFHEHQH¿WVWKH6355+LJK6FKRRO Scholarship Program. Saturday, June 24 – LGBT Pride Parade 2 – 10 pm, Free, North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Features more than 150 organizations and businesses supporting and celebrating the Tampa Bay LGBT community. Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 – 15th Annual Dunedin Arts & Crafts Festival 10 am-5 pm, Free, Downtown Dunedin. Meet 150 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more! Sunday, June 25 – St. Pete Pride Festival 9 am – 4 pm, Free, Grand Central District, St. Petersburg. The St. Pete Pride Street Festival will again be the largest community event of the season as festival goers come together to make history while enjoying a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and fantastic food in paradise. Sunday, June 25 – Tampa Bay Bridal Show Noon, $5, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa. Spend the afternoon with the area’s bridal experts. Look for great fashions, tips and wedding advice plus door prizes, giveaways and more. Wednesday, June 28 - Happy Feet – Your Guide to Foot and Ankle Care Noon – 1 pm, Free, Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N, St. Petersburg. Join Dr. Brendon Zelna M.D. as he explains the symptoms and treatments of various foot and ankle ailments. Registration: or 888.741.5122 Wednesday, June 28 – Twilight Summer Walking Tour – Downtown 7 pm, Free SPP Members / $10 Non-members, Stewart Building, 233 3rd St. N, St. Petersburg. Besides seeing the best of downtown’s historic buildings that serve to make St. Petersburg special, tour participants will learn about the history of the city. Reservations are encouraged but not required through the website. Friday, June 30 – Dive-In Movie – Lego Batman 8 pm, $5, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. 3HWH%HDFK%ULQJ\RXUQRRGOHVÀRDWVDQGFKDLUVWRORXQJHE\WKHSRRO ZKLOHZDWFKLQJDPRYLHRQRXULQÀDWDEOHVFUHHQRXWXQGHUWKHVWDUV 727.363.9245 Saturday, July 1 – Celebrate America in Kenneth City 9 am – 2 pm, Free, Ernst Park, 4600 58th St, N, Kenneth City. Enjoy the parade and the festivities! Food vendors, arts & craft show, games, activities and a 3,000 sq. ft. shaded playground. celebrate-america-in-kenneth-city


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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 June 6 – Equipment for Your Boat 13 – Waterway Watch/Trailering Your Boat 20 – Handling Your Boat 27 – Your “Highwayâ€? Signs July 4 – No Class Holiday 11 – Rules of the Nautical Road 18 – Boating Safety 25 – Introduction to Navigation August 1 – Powering Your Boat 8 – Lines and Knots 15 – Weather St. Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 2nd Ave. SE, St. Petersburg Demens Landing 727.550.1811 American Boating Course Free to attend, $40 materials per family. 7 week course. Mon 7 – 9 pm.

FERRIES Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi Service Services 9 stops throughout Madeira Beach, St. Petersburg (Jungle Prada) and Treasure Island. Currently running Fridays & Saturdays. $20 all day fare.

NATURE Florida Botanical Gardens 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo 727.582.2100 ZZZĂ€EJRUJ Free. Friendly dogs welcome on leash. Open daily. Welcome Center is Closed weekends & County Holidays. Florida West Coast Orchid Society 12175 125th St. N, Largo. 727.460.4606 Free. 2nd Thurs, 7:30 pm, Visitors welcome. Educational class, Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens). Garden Club St. Petersburg 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg Diane Shafer, VKDIHUG#JPDLOFRP 727.347.6649

Ikebana International Chapter 65, St. Petersburg meetings 3rd Monday – 10 am – 2 pm, September to May. Chapel On The Hill Church – Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole, Ikebana – centuries old art of Japanese ÀRUDODUUDQJLQJ Info – hotline 727.729.9445 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota 941.366.5731 Mondays – Yoga in the Garden Through June 14: Chagall Nights Through June 17: Chagall Family Saturdays Through July 16: Garden Music Series Through July 31: Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams Exhibit June 2 – Growing Orchids 5 – Learn to Draw & Paint 7 – Wine & Design 10 – Splashin’ Saturdays 14 – Chagall Nights July 4 – All-American Cookout 12 – Botanical Whimsy in Ink & Watercolor 14 – Bastille Day Gala Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Adult and Child Horticultural Workshops June 3 – Exotic Bird Ballyhoo for Kids

CARD GAME / BINGO Pasadena Card Club 10 Park St N, St. Petersburg $&%/FHUWL¿HGGXSOLFDWH Mon. thru Fri., 12:30 pm Contract Bridge & Pinochle Tues. & Thurs. Noon David 727.381.5944 St. Petersburg Bridge Club 9103 US 19N, Pinellas Park Games, Lessons, & Seminars. M – F 12:30 & 7 pm, Sat.10:30 am Charlie 727.363.1136 or 544.5040 Treasure Island Community Center 106th Ave. & Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island Early Games start 6:45 pm Regular Games start 7:45 pm Presented by the Treasure Island Islettes %HQH¿WVORFDOVFKRODUVKLSV Linda 727.270.3178

CLUBS Action Club Treasure Island September to May, Membership open to ALL mature residents. $10/ singles & $15 /couples. Meets monthly 1:30 pm. Treasure Island Comm. Center Refreshments, desserts, programs. Arranged trips & fun programs. Carol Lee 727.360.9181 Greater Pinellas Democratic Club 2nd Thursday Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N & Ulmerton, Clearwater, Largest Democratic club on west coast of Florida 727.360.3971 Gulfport Walking Club Gulfport Recreation Center 5730 Shore Boulevard, Gulfport Gulfport & Pinellas County parks. John Lapham 727.893.1079 Isle of Palms Civic Association Community Civic Organization Dinner/Mixer 6 pm 4th Tuesday of month Treasure Island Community Center Carol Lee 727.360.9181 IsleOfPalmsCivicAssociation Mad Dogs Swim Wed. Night swims through summer 6 pm. SHARP. Hurley Park Shelter at Pass-A-Grille Beach, 1600 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach 727.582.1910 Memory CafÊ NEW 3rd Monday monthly, Neptune Grille, 5501 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Support for those suffering from dementia and their loved ones. RSVP VHQVRO#VHQLRUVPLOHFRP or FDWHPFDUW\#JPDLOFRP 0LOLWDU\2IÀFHUV$VVRFLDWLRQ of St. Petersburg 3rd Friday monthly. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd., Gulfport. Social hour – 11 am. OXQFK VKRUWSURJUDP0LOLWDU\2I¿FHUV that are retired, active duty or former RI¿FHUVDQGWKHLUVSRXVHVRUZLGRZV invited. Reservations 727.360.2936 0LOLWDU\2IÀFHUV:LYHV&OXE 2nd Tuesday monthly Oct. to May. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N & Ulmerton, Clearwater RSVP necessary 727.812.4868 Military Order of World Wars (Clearwater Chapter) 1st Tuesday Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair. Social: 11:30 am lunch & program. 0LOLWDU\2I¿FHUVUHWLUHGDFWLYHGXW\ IRUPHURI¿FHUVVSRXVHVZLGRZV LTC George Smith 727.786.5578

National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 259 – Clearwater 727.510.9472 No meeting July and August National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Ch. # 1140 – 4th Wed. monthly. Spouses & guests welcome. Ostomy Support Group Learn all about the life changing procedure. Guest speakers. Last Sunday each month 2 pm. St. Anthony’s Hospital, Auditorium 727.657.0998 3DVV$*ULOOH6KXIà H%RDUG (Jan – April) Tues/Thurs/Sat, 10 am – 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. Bill England, 727.347.0386 Rutgers Club Tampa Bay 1st Thursday monthly – 11:45 am, Hibachi Grill, 7610 49th Street N, Park Plaza, Pinellas Park 727.344.1944 Senior Solos A social group of single folks 55+. 2nd Monday monthly – 1:30 pm, Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Wally 727.544.7183 or ORLVMROOH\#DROFRP Social Club of St. Petersburg Bocce, cards and social events. Sons of Italy, 2500 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations required 727.798.6355 ZZZVRQVR¿WDO\VSRUJ Dining Room Closed May 1 – Sept 26 St. Pete Beach Music Club Suntan Art Center 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Music ensemble Tuesdays 10 – 11 am. $5 per session. Boomwhacker Ensemble Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm. $5 per session. St. Pete Road Runners Mbr: Road Runners Club of America. Walkers, joggers, non-competitive & competitive runners. Monthly meetings, guest speakers, coaching, group runs, Grand Prix Series and social events. June 23 – St. Pete Beach Race Series #1 July 21 – St. Pete Beach Race Series #2 August 18 – St. Pete Beach Race Series #3 | JUNE/JULY 2017


St. Petersburg Republican 2nd Wed., 7 pm St. Petersburg Comm. Church, 4501 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Monthly speaker & Q & A session. All invited. No charge. Call Gail Hebert 727.526.2492 or Gus Pries SULHVJXV#YHUL]RQQHW Tuesday, July 4 – Gulfport’s 4th of July Celebration 8 am – 11 pm, Free, Downtown Gulfport, Shore Blvd. Fishing Derby, Kid Zone, Sand Sculpture Contest, entertainment and food vendors. Parade at 6 pm DQG¿UHZRUNVDWSPJXOISRUWÀRULGDXVDQQRXQFHPHQWVWKRIMXO\ celebration-in-gulfport Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day Celebration DP¹SP)UHHIRUPHPEHUVRIWKHPLOLWDU\DQG¿UVWUHVSRQGHUV*UHDW Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Red, white DQGEOXHUHOD\XQGHUZDWHU³¿UHZRUNV´UHGZKLWHDQGEOXHYLVRUVVWDUV  VWULSHVÀDJPRVDLFVDQGGDQFHSDUW\ Tuesday, July 4 – St. Pete Beach Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Approximately 9 pm, Free, Staged on Upham Beach, St. Pete Beach. All normal beach and parking ordinances will be in effect. Entrances to Upham Beach will be closed to the public at 6 pm. 727.367.2735 Tuesday, July 4 – St. Petersburg Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Approximately 9 pm, Free, Vinoy Park and Straub Park, St. Petersburg. Kids’ games and activities, face painting, food trucks and a patriotic live broadcast from Q105’s Flash with live music by AudioStar. Tuesday, July 4 – Treasure Island Independence Day Fireworks 9:00 pm, Free, Gulf Front Park, 1000 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Metered parking available. Thursday, July 6 – Cult Classics: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 8:30 pm, Free, Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Grab your lawn FKDLUGRQVRPHPRYLHLQVSLUHGGXGVDQGHQMR\IUHHÀLFNVORFDOIRRGWUXFNIDUH and cold craft brews. Come at 7 pm to enjoy The Dali’s extended hours on Thursday nights at reduced $10 admission.

Swiss Club 11:45 am, 2nd Saturday monthly, The Club At Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, 727.344.1944 The Clearwater St. Pete Ski Club 2nd Tuesday Mike’s Pizza & Deli Station, 13560 49 St., Clearwater Pinellas County’s Only Ski Club The Contemporaries Support Group of Members of Museum of Fine Arts. Monthly lectures, JDWKHULQJVDQG¿HOGWULSVVXSSRUWLQJ contemporary artists of Tampa Bay. $20 yearly membership in addition to MFA Membership. The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists (HPDA) 2nd Saturday (No meeting Dec) /RFDODI¿OLDWHRIWKHLQWHUQDWLRQDO group, Society of Decorative Painters. ZZZKSGDÀFRPKSGDSUH]#YHUL]RQQHW

Friday, July 7 – First Friday Downtown 5:30 – 10 pm, Free, Central Ave., between 2nd & 3rd Streets, St. Petersburg. Monthly street party with music, food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds EHQH¿W%UHDNIDVW2SWLPLVWV&OXEZZZ¿UVWIULGD\VWSHWHFRP

Treasure Island Islettes Community Service Organization Meet 4th Monday of month Treasure Island Community Center Marian 727.360.0164

Friday, July 7 – Gulfport First Friday Art & Gallery Walk 6 – 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. YLVLWJXOISRUWÀRULGDFRP


Friday, July 7 – Madeira Beach 5K Sunset Run Series Race 2 7:15 pm, $35, John’s Pass Park Pavilion, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. Runners will take to the beach and enjoy the breath-taking views. Post- race party. Saturday, July 8 – Second Saturday Art Walk 5 – 9 pm, Free, including trolley. Art districts throughout the city of St. Petersburg. An evening of art, opening receptions and galleries galore. Free trolley offers transport between the different districts.


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Bay Pines Toastmasters Wed. 5:15 – 6:30 pm. Free. Bldg. 20 behind VA Hospital Jill Haseltine 727.893.7838 baypinestoastmasters.toast &RROœ1&RQÀGHQW7RDVWPDVWHUV Every Monday 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Free. St. Petersburg College – Gibbs Campus, LA 215, 6605 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg St. Petersburg. Margaret 727.422.8856 New location Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters Focuses on improving communication & leadership skills. Guests welcome. Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Free. 244 2nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg

Room DC 316. Robert 321.872.8295, Gulfport Toastmasters Wednesday 6:15 – 7:30 pm, Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S 727.537.9098 LQIR#JXOISRUWWRDVWPDVWHUVFRP St. Petersburg Club #2284 Public speaking organization help! Tuesdays, 6:15 – 8:30 pm. Hope Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1801 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg

THRIFT SHOPS Attic Shoppe 316 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach Run by St. Albans Church on Corey Ave. One of longest running thrift shops in SPB. 727.360.5647 CASA Thrift Shop 1011 1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg Wednesday Seniors 55+ save 25%. 0RQLHVUDLVHGEHQH¿WWKHYLFWLPVRI domestic violence. Donations greatly appreciated. 727.828.1233 Pass-A-Grille Beach Comm. Church Thrift Shop 107 16th Ave. & Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. 727.360.5508 9 am – noon Tue, Wed., Thur., & Sat. Closed June through August Treasures by the Sea Church by the Sea 495 137th Ave., Madeira Beach 727.391.7706 10 am – 2 pm Tues., Thurs., & Sat.

NETWORKING Business & Professional Women’s Club 1st & 3rd Thurs., 11:30 am, 400 Beach Dr., St. Petersburg 727.471.8248 Entrepreneur Social Club ESC, every Thursday night, NOVA 535, 535 MLK Jr St N, St. Petersburg. Collaborative group of seasoned professionals, start-ups, business owners, inventors, successful tycoons, students, mentors and Entrepreneurs from every industry. A truly enjoyable social club. No need to register, just show up. 727.821.6682

HEC Friday Networking HEC Thursday Networking Every Thursday - 3 - 4:15 pm American Momentum Bank, 5858 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.471.3270. Run by Eileen Brock of Paradise News, 727.439.2575 Sponsors: Mark Drucker & Paradise News. Women in Tourism Educate, encourage, network. 3rd Friday, various locations throughout Tampa Bay.

DOWNTOWNS GULFPORT Gulfport’s Tuesday Fresh Market Beach Blvd. Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm )UHVK0DUNHW#*XOISRUW0$FRP Free Clothing Swap 2nd Tues. each month, 9 am – 1 pm Gulfport’s 1st Friday Art Walk Fine Arts with live art demonstrations, vendors and entertainment. 6 pm. Beach Blvd.  ZZZYLVLWJXOISRUWÀRULGDFRP SoTangerine Saturday Market Tangerine Greenway, Gulfport Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm Gulfport’s 3rd Saturday Art Walk Vendors, entertainment and roving street performers. Begins at 6 pm. Beach Blvd. Ballroom Dancing (Tu., Wed., Thurs.) Gulfport Public Library Events June 2 – First Friday Artwalk 17 – Third Saturday Artwalk July 4 – 4th of July Celebration 7 – First Friday Artwalk 15 – Third Saturday Artwalk ST. PETE BEACH SPB Recreation Center 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach 727.363.9245 June 1 – 3 – Robofest 2017 World Championship 2 – Dive-In Movie – Moana 3, 4 – 24th Annual St. Pete Beach Craft Festival 16 – Dive-In Movie –Jungle Book 17, 18 – P1 Superstock USA Powerboat Races 18 – Family Fun Day 30 – Dive-In Movie – Lego Batman July 4 – 4th of July Fireworks 8 – Suncoast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival 9 – 60th Anniversary Champagne Brunch 14 – Dive-In Movie – Finding Dory 28 – Dive-In Movie – Dr. Strange 30 – Family Fun Day

ST. PETERSBURG June 2 – First Friday Downtown 16 – St. Pete Grouper Grunge Fest 24, 25 – St. Pete Pride July 1 – Vans Warped Tour 4 – 4th of July Fireworks Celebration 7 – First Friday Downtown 14 – 16 – Tampa Bay Home Show 15 – America II Extreme Mud Wars August 4 – First Friday Downtown 5 – The Great Brain Wash

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TOURS First United Methodist Church 212 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 727.894.4661 Tours of 10 Tiffany style stained glass windows featuring recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in stained glass, every Wed., 11 am, all \HDU2UJDQFRQFHUW±QRRQWKH¿UVW Wed. of every month through May. No charge for tour or concert. Donations welcome.

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St. Petersburg Preservation Walking Tours Central Ave. & 2nd St., St. Petersburg (Oct. – Apr.) 727.824.7802 National Register listed downtown Free for SPP members. $10 suggested donation non-members. Gulfport tour every third Sat. (3 pm) June 6 – Twilight Tour – The Waterfront 15 – Twilight Tour – Historic Gulfport 28 – Twilight Tour – Downtown Walking Mural Tours Departing from Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Murals and history behind them. 727.821.7391 ZZZÀRULGDFUDIWDUWRUJ | JUNE/JULY 2017


Sunday, July 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60th Anniversary St. Pete Beach Champagne Brunch 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm, Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. A champagne brunch To celebrate the City of St. Pete Beach turning 60. Hear from locals about the history of the City and see some great videos and pictures over the years. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of St. Pete Beachâ&#x20AC;? awards will also be presented at the brunch. UGGLUHFWRU#VWSHWHEHDFKRUJ 727.363.9274 Sunday, July 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fashion Battle Royale 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 pm, $40, Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. A professional competition between 3 very talented and skilled Master Designers at the top of their game here in Tampa Bay: Essence Flowers, Sandra Gray, and EmpressTia Lofton. Monday, July 10 through Friday, June 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunscreen Film Camp 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm, $225 to $725, Ages 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18, Studio 620, 620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Contact Harry Chittenden at KDUU\#VXQVFUHHQÂżOPIHVWLYDOFRP or 727.420.0566. VXQVFUHHQÂżOPIHVWLYDOFRPÂżOPFDPSVXPPHU Thursday, July 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LGBTQ Film Series: Hurricane Bianca 7 pm, Free, Friends Room, Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. 7KLVÂżOPWHOOVWKHVWRU\RID1HZ<RUNWHDFKHUZKRLVÂżUHGIURPDFRQVHUYDtive school in Texas for being gay. In response, he returns as the dragged-up Bianca Del Rio to get revenge. Feel free to bring your own â&#x20AC;&#x153;brown bagâ&#x20AC;? supper and beverages. Friday, July 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dive-In Movie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Finding Dory 8 pm, $5, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., 6W3HWH%HDFK%ULQJ\RXUQRRGOHVĂ&#x20AC;RDWVDQGFKDLUVWRORXQJHE\WKH SRROZKLOHZDWFKLQJDPRYLHRQRXULQĂ&#x20AC;DWDEOHVFUHHQRXWXQGHUWKHVWDUV 727.363.9245 Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tampa Bay Home Show 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 pm Friday & Saturday / 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm Sunday, Free, Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg. Come on out and meet the home improvement experts at the Tampa Bay Home Show. See the latest trends in home remodeling: IURPNLWFKHQDQGEDWKVWRĂ&#x20AC;RRULQJWR windows and home protection. www. Saturday, July 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; America II Extreme Mud Wars 10 am, $50 to $500, Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Come get dirty with Tampa Bay Club Sport at the America II Extreme Mud Wars 7HDPVRIZLOOFRPSHWHLQHYHQWVÂżOOHGZLWKPXG ZDWHUIRUWKH highest overall score. Saturday, July 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Great Mess-ploration 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, All activities included in admission, Great Explorations Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Explore messy art and science â&#x20AC;&#x201C; giant shaving cream art, shake painting, tie-dye, sticky sand castles and messy and fun science experiments. Saturday, July 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. YLVLWJXOISRUWĂ&#x20AC;RULGDFRP 54

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Daystar Life Center Offering monthly information sessions services & volunteering, the third Tuesday, 1:30 pm. Daystar Life Ctr. 226 6th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.498.8794 NLWW\UDZVRQ#GD\VWDUOLIHFRP

FRIDAYS-Closed until December Treasure Island Friday Market 1HZV#LVODQGQHLJKERUVFKDPEHURUJ SATURDAYS Saturday Morning Market Closed until October SoTangerine Saturday Market 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, All Year Tangerine Greenway & 49th St., Gulfport. 727.439.0164 Spring on the Deuces NEW 3 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, April thru June 22nd St. & 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.433.8237 SUNDAYS Corey Avenue Sunday Market Closed until October Indian Shores Sunday Market Closed until October WEEKEND MARKETS Paradise Bazaar 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, Fridays & Sundays, All Year, Next to Paradise Grille, 9th Ave. & Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille Beach 3DUDGLVH%D]DDU#<DKRRFRP Pass-A-Grille Beach Art Mart Saturday, 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, All Year Next to Paradise Grille, 9th Ave. & Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille Beach 727.367.3818 VXQWDQDUWFHQWHU#YHUL]RQQHW OTHER MARKETS 1st Friday Flea Market 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon, All Year Gulfport Multipurpose 727. 893.2237 Sr. Ctr., 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 1st & 3rd Saturday Grand Central Flea 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, All Year Antiques, Collectibles, Parking Lot of Punkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 3063 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 1st Saturday St. Pete Indie Market Closed until October www stpeteindiemarket com/index html

Empath Health / Suncoast Hospice Locations throughout Pinellas County Various positions. Training provided Ages 14+ years. 727.523.3440 .HQGUDSRODFK\#WKHKRVSLFHRUJ Friends of Strays 2911 47th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 1RQSURÂżWQRNLOOVKHOWHU Volunteer orientation, twice monthly. &ODLUH#IULHQGVRIVWUD\VFRP 727.522.6566 ext. 107 Gulfportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Get Rescued Festival Annual Animal Rescue Festival and Fundraiser VLNYROXQWHHUV#JPDLOFRP Marine Exploration Center NEW 250 8th Ave. SE, St. Petersburg Looking for volunteers who are passionate about the marine environment. 727.803.9799 ext. 201 RCS of Pinellas County Positions needed at Food Bank, Haven of RCS, Grace House, Thrift Store. Helping families of hunger, homelessness and domestic violence. One hour orientation required. 727.584.3528 ext. 407 State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of FL, 14250 49th St. N, Suite 4000, Clearwater 727.464.6528 St. Petersburg Free Clinic 863 3rd Ave. N, St Petersburg. To schedule new volunteer orientation 0DULVVD'DYLV#VWSHWHUVEXUJIUHHFOLQLFRUJ 727.821.1200 X 114 Tampa Bay Watch Mondays 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon June 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; August 1 Ages 15+ for Volunteer Hours UDUQGW#WDPSDED\ZDWFKRUJ

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YOGA / SPIRITUAL Beach Yoga Pinellas Tuesdays 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:15 pm. Treasure Island Community Center Garden Rm., Thursdays 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:15 pm City Hall Auditorium Year round resident discount packages. 727.222.6476 Don Vista Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years. Yoga, Chi Gong Drum Circle 4th Friday on Gulfport Beach West side near the Rec. Center. Winter 7 pm / Summer 7:30 pm. Empowering & healing. Dena Lebowitz 727.289.3380 GHQDOHE#JPDLOFRP Hoop Dancing Yoga Village â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N, St. Petersburg Abby 813.777.7720 Story telling dance with 1 to 30 hoops Inspire Yoga at the Dali Sundays at The Dali, One Dali Blvd., practice vinyasa ashtanga poses 727.823.3767 Madeira Beach Recreation Center 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach 727.392.0665 Yoga Essentials, Vinyasa, Flow, Tai Chi, Hoola Dance. Madeira Beach Yoga 200 Rex Place and 15100 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach 727.401.7380 ,QIR#0DGHLUD%HDFK<RJDFRP Meditation in the Gardens Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 727.551.3102 Nava Yoga Studio 5901 Sun Blvd. W, Suite 120, St. Petersburg 727.592.1999 Perfect Circle Yoga & Fitness 595 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach 727.504.2327 Bikram Yoga, Hot Yoga, Boot Camp, Pilates, Personal Training.

Sacred Lands 1700 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. 727.347.0354 www.sacredlandspreservationand Sunday tours, Meditations, special events. Wednesdays Movement for Wellness Sound Meditations Thursdays at 11 am. Scout Hall, 5315 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. 727.893.5657. Brought to you by Gulfport Senior Center Foundation St. Petersburg Yoga 2842 MLK St. N, St. Petersburg Tues, 6:15 pm, Sunset Beach, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island Wed., Sunrise 7 am at Straub Park, 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.9642 LQIR#VWSHWHUVEXUJ\RJDFRP St. Pete Beach Yoga On demand beach yoga Private or group sessions 727.686.0123 VWSHWHEHDFK\RJD#JPDLOFRP Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Daily Yoga with Yoga Village classes Tampa Museum of Art 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 813.259.1720 Monday Meditation The Longhouse 2309 49th Street S, Gulfport 727.322.5766 All levels of skill and techniques Tree of Life Yoga 6800 Gulf Blvd., South Pasadena Shopping Ctr., 727.514.3057 ZZZWUHHRÃ&#x20AC;LIH\RJDRUJ Four studios. Addiction Recovery, Prenatal, Cancer Survivor Yoga. YOGA FOR A CAUSE! Get healthy and support Florida West %DOOHWD1RWIRUSUR¿W3UH3URIHVVLRQDO Performing Arts Company! Yoga Around Town is offering yoga classes at Florida West Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio: 616 4th Street N, St. Petersburg PN Event listings posted on our website at and on our Facebook page www.facebook/ParadiseNews

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Saturday, July 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trashion Fashion 8 pm, $20 General / $45 VIP. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Fashion show featuring designers made of at least 75% recycled and upcycled materials including hats, props, shoes, and accessories. Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 29th Annual PAVA Cool Art Show 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm, Free, The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. A XQLTXHÂżQHDUWDQGÂżQHFUDIWVKRZ juried from the membership of the Professional Association of Visual Artists. Friday, July 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Pete Road Runners 5K Beach Race Series #2 7 pm, $25 / $45, Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. The St. Pete Road Runners invites runners and walkers to join their annual summer 5K race series along the beaches of Pass-A-Grille followed by a fantastic post-race party. The race EHQHÂż Saturday, June 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Film: The Future of Energy Greenbriar Clubhouse, 2013 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater 727.797.6261 The Future of Energy is a powerful one-hour documentary that captures the movement across the Unites States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. A speaker from the Suncoast Sierra Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready for 100â&#x20AC;? campaign will be on hand to answer questions. Sponsor: Suncoast Sierra Club. To watch the trailer, click here Admission free; RSVP at Contact: Marcia Biggs, Suncoast Sierra Club; VLHUUDPDUFLD#JPDLOFRP SPVRFLDO VSHDNHUVSPĂ&#x20AC;OPIROORZHGE\4 $ Saturday, July 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Top Gun Triathlon 7 am, $75 to $165, Fort Desoto Park, North Beach, Tierra Verde. Top Gun Triathlon is the largest sprint triathlon in the Tampa Bay area and is limited to 1000 participants. Pre and post-race party. Friday, July 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dive-In Movie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Strange 8 pm, $5, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. 3HWH%HDFK%ULQJ\RXUQRRGOHVĂ&#x20AC;RDWVDQGFKDLUVWRORXQJHE\WKHSRRO ZKLOHZDWFKLQJDPRYLHRQRXULQĂ&#x20AC;DWDEOHVFUHHQRXWXQGHUWKHVWDUV 727.363.9245 Sunday, July 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family Fun Day at the Pool Noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm, $2 youth/senior / $3 adults, St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Enjoy music, family fun, slides, pool basketball, games, prizes and much more. Sunday, July 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rays Watch Party 1:05 pm, $10 Parking, TradeWinds Island Resorts, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Watch the Rays vs the Yankees on a huge screen directly on the beach. Food and beverages available for purchase. Bring your own beach towels and beach chairs. Thursday, August 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cult Classics: Edward Scissorhands 8:30 pm, Free, Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Grab your lawn FKDLUGRQVRPHPRYLHLQVSLUHGGXGVDQGHQMR\IUHHĂ&#x20AC;LFNVORFDOIRRGWUXFNIDUH and cold craft brews. Come at 7 pm to enjoy The Daliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extended hours on Thursday nights at reduced $10 admission. Friday, August 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madeira Beach 5K Sunset Run Series Race 3 7:15 pm, $35, Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pass Park Pavilion, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. Runners will take to the beach and enjoy the breath-taking views. Post-race party.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trash the Bagâ&#x20AC;? Maintaining its commitment to practicing superior environmental stewardship, Pinellas County has joined a regional effort to promote recycling of plastic and encourage residents to â&#x20AC;&#x153;trash the bag.â&#x20AC;? The multimedia public education campaign features a new bay-spanning video and co-branded webpage,, which will provide recycling information and encourage residents to keep recycling bag-free, no matter where they are in the Tampa Bay area. Partners in this effort include City of St. Petersburg, City of Tampa and Hillsborough County. Plastic bags and bagged recyclables arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recycled because they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be efficiently sorted by recycling equipment. Plastic bags also get tangled in the sorting equipment, which causes equipment damage, creates health and safety hazards for workers, reduces the amount of recyclables that can be recovered, and increases the cost of the recycling process. All recyclables should be placed in recycling carts and municipal drop-off containers loosely, not bagged. Using reusable bags is more eco-friendly than using disposable plastic bags when shopping. Plastic bags can be reused for other purposes around the house, recycled at participating retailers, or disposed of in garbage carts. All four jurisdictions participating in the regional recycling effort use Waste-toEnergy facilities for trash disposal, turning garbage into renewable electricity. Curbside and residential recycling systems are only designed to process certain items, including: â&#x20AC;˘ Clean and empty plastic bottles and containers â&#x20AC;˘ Clean and empty aluminum cans â&#x20AC;˘ Clean and empty glass bottles and jars â&#x20AC;˘ Dry paper, newspaper, and junk mail â&#x20AC;˘ Clean and empty metal containers â&#x20AC;˘ Clean and empty milk and juice cartons â&#x20AC;˘ Dry flattened cardboard â&#x20AC;˘ Dry paperboard boxes (such as cereal boxes) This partnership marks the first time Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the City of St. Petersburg have worked together on a single regional recycling campaign. For additional information on recycling in Pinellas County, visit

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In Shore The big front we had blow through has the water dirty inside Johns Pass for the next day or two. This dirty water has the sheepshead and black drum very excited and ready to eat. Sheepshead love pieces of live or dead shrimp around the pilings of the docks or bridge. Black drum love large shrimp or smaller crabs weighted to bottom around the same areas you catch sheepshead. Steve Raines from Wisconsin was catching speckled trout around John’s Pass Bridge using spro jigs. Tarpon have moved into the pass and are being spotted rolling through the pass, you can catch large tarpon early morning as they head out of John’s Pass and move south along the beaches.

Near Shore Before the big cold front we had some stellar near shore fishing early this past week. The hogfish bite really picked up for us and we were catching them like we did in the cooler months getting a half dozen or more each day on live shrimp. The red grouper also got more excited for us too biting live pinfish or large squid strips. Kingfish action is still sporadic but the mackerel cooperated well this week. The waters will calm down by the time you read this report, but it will take till Saturday or early Sunday before the waters clear up and the near shore fishing recovers. Offshore We have not had an offshore fishing trip since our latest report. However, we are looking forward to the start of Red snapper and gag grouper season June first. The gags will be out deeper since the water is hot. I would start looking for them past that 120 foot mark and the deeper the better the big boy gags will be caught in the 150-200 foot range. The red snapper seem to be everywhere this year as they get more and more populous and aggressive.

The best area to start is past 100 foot but were seeing them as shallow in high numbers in the 70-80 foot range. Best area as in the past is past the 120 foot mark 30-35 miles from shore or great. Red snapper tackle is 60-80lb test on a 6ot reel or better with a 7ot circle hook. For more red snapper tips and tricks check out our latest video with Salt Strong: watch?v=guVZi0H6iUg

Tampa Bay Ferry and Taxi news The Madeira Beach water taxi runs five days a week, Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 10pm, check out the website, madeira-beach-taxi-route/ The water taxi is a great way to get your pets around the area with you. We allow friendly pets on board along with coolers and bicycles! There’s tons of stuff to do while catching a ride with the Madeira beach water taxi, check out all the things to do: Captain Jack’s Dolphin Corner Manatees are back & have return to Boca Ciega Bay waters. They feed in the back bays on plentiful & healthy turtle grass beds. Look for bald eagle roosting atop a cell tower along the dolphin watching nature cruise & eco tour boat. • Great time of year to visit Egmont key! It’s not too hot, plus take in the Egmont key island’s guardhouse, it acts as a museum. Open to the public! Great addition to any island visitors that want to learn more about this pristine nature preserve & historic island paradise. Dog Leg key, local island Rookery, has plenty of baby seabirds. Visible are baby pelicans, all white with brown feathers. Observe gopher tortoise. PN | JUNE/JULY 2017


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A D S EMPLOYMENT__________ Chick-fil-A - looking for Dynamic people to add to awesome team. Interviews @ Wed. - 4pm, 4623 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, PT/FT, daytime / night time / competitive $ Purple Haze Smoke Shop seeks talented retail sales help - Smoke or Vape experience a plus - Leo 727-580-5880 Professional Fiduciary Services, LLC Part Time Bookkeeper/EA or CPA, Retired CPA, bookkeeper, flexible hours. Criminal & credit background check, Hourly. St. Pete, Darby Jones, 813.898.2804 or 727-260-1130 FURNITURE AMISH Meets Coastal at Coastal Fine Furniture near Bay Pines 727.289.9790 Decor Studio One - NEW Stock is IN! Furnishings, interior design services, flooring, kitchens, bath, home accents. Visit our show room 300 Corey Ave. SPB 727.866.6331 Paradise Lights on Corey Avenue Wicker, Bamboo, Glass, Lighting and much more! 401 Corey Ave., SPB Call 727.317.5513 GENERAL CONTRACTOR Complete Home or Business Remodel additions, baths, kitchens & windows. design/planning. Superb quality & competitive $. Lic. CGC1518653, Call 727.466.7140 / 415.8075 DMC Construction: Lic.: CBC1250815 Remodel, repairs. Don 727.688.5484 Spoeneman Contracting. Certified, local 20+ years. Kitchens - Bathrooms, Complete design and planning. Interior remodel specialists. Lic# CGC038575 727.709.5925 HANDYMAN________ _ Quality Work at fair prices. All types of jobs. Free estm. Local resident since 1977. Joe 727.458.5938 H A U L I N G_____ __________ __ Demolition, Garage & Attic Cleanout, Appliances Removed, Trees trimmed & Removed. Call Glenn. 727.580.7080 HEALTH & FITNESS__ ______ __ Acupunture & Herbs Seasonal Allergies? Hip & Back pain? April Wang - Certified Chinese MD 6600 31st Terrace, (Tyrone Area) St. Pete 33710 727.384.4826 Dan’s Hands - 30 yrs. experience #7384 Massage from light to intense therapy. Call Dan’s Hands at Paradise Spa. I can help! 727.360.4300 Mobil Therapeutic Massage Therapist Neuromuscular /Myofascial $70/hr $95/1.5 hr; Hot Stones $80/1.5 hr. Aromatherapy $75 hr. All massages custom to client. Lic:MA66543 call Libby Higdon 727.204.8602 Worried about your Memory? Alzheimer’s Association offers FREE & Confidential Memory Screenings Gulfport Multipurpose Sr. Center, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. CALL to schedule 727.893.5657 HEARING CARE__

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HOUSEKEEPING & CLEANING _ __ Laundry Wash Dry Fold Service Laundromat - 7815 Blind Pass Rd, St. Pete Bach. Some Pickup/Delivery Available. Call Lorri 817.681.7474 Cleaning Is Our Passion, - Maids, Maintenance & More. Steadfast Reliable, Best of Beaches service for over 25 years. L/B/I 727.363.1074 Cleaning Services - 1 bedroom $45 up any size home ok. Great Ref’s Free estimates. Beach resident 35 yrs. 727.452.6120 or 743.4281 Experienced, Independant European Lady, guaranteed quality service. Reasonable rates & references. Call for free estimates. 727.564.1473 Home & Office Cleaning - Experienced, efficient European cleaning lady. Free est. Equipment & supplies provided. Great local references. 727.793.5419

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INSURANCE _______ Academy Insurance - Full Lines - Flood Residential & Investment Property Specialist Call Rose 727.343.0419 AIA - Home, Health, Marine, Umbrella, Health Life, Dental, Commercial, Disability, Boat. On the beach at 4615 Gulf Blvd. (south of Publix) Tom Torgersen 727.577.7222 JEWELERS _______ Diny’s Jewlers - Custom Designs, restoration & repair; appraisals & more! FREE ring cleaning while you wait! 130 107th Ave., Treasure Island 33706 (N of Clock Tower) 727.827.7902 LAWNCARE Bill Wolff’s Pest Control-Yard & in-home pest, fertilizer, weed control 727.321.0211 PA I N TI N G SERVICES Custom Painting, Stain Work, Interior, Exterior, Small jobs ok 727.565.3853 Painting -Interior / Exterior, Custom Work, Ceiling & Wall Repairs, Popcorn & Wallpaper Removal. 30 yr. exp. Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates. Reasonable. Call Nick 727.458.4209 PET SERVICES__________ __ Dependable, Friendly Care, T.J. Brown, Dog Handler, – Bay Area Dog Walking 727.417.3564 Pet Buddy Pet Sitting – care for furry & feathered children. Michele 367-1041 Pet Sitting/Dog Walking - SPB & Tierra Verde - Nurse w/flex sch. 272.0021 PETSITTING, pets stay at my home or in their own environment. 727.363.0967 Professional Pet Sitting Fully Insured, 727.323.3892 or 422.5919 POOL CLEANING Tidy Pools, locally owned & operated, licensed & insured, Brian 727.342.3587

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S Syst by Sarah Lyons - Sirius   ǯœŠ›Š‘•¢˜—œŠœ›˜•˜Ž›ǯŒ˜–ȱȊȱŝŘŝǯřŚŝǯŚŝřŝ “Get Sirius S about Your o Futurre” June & July 2017 Astrology June: Fiery Mars visits emotional Cancer on the 4th for the next six weeks; and can bring moodiness and emotional frustrations to the surface! Also over indulgence will be tempting as feelings sway our judgement. Love planet Venus enjoys stability in faithful Taurus beginning the 6th and lasting all month! Relationships feel secure and we appreciate the finer things in life. Communication gets logical, we think fast and enjoy learning when Mercury goes home to Gemini on the 6th until the 20th! A Full Rose Moon on the 8th in Sagittarius illuminates areas of confusion; to see truth and give clarity with innovative visions. The Summer Solstice occurs on the 21st as the Sun enters Cancer starting the summer season. Family time is fulfilling and the home becomes the hub of our universe! On the same day Mercury joins the Sun and thinking becomes more intuitive as we are sensitive to our surroundings. The New Moon in Cancer begins the lunar cycle on the 23rd with the Sun and Mercury’s influences, which creates an active and changeable energy that can truly be creative and transforming! July: Variety is the spice of life now as Venus visits Gemini on the 4th, our country's 241st birthday, and stays there all month! Living in the moment and tasting what life has to offer is what keeps us happy! Thinking with our heart for the next three weeks starts on the 5th as Mercury transits loving, generous Leo. A few days later on the 9th, a Full Thunder Moon 60

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lights up the sky in serious Capricorn; sign of ambition, responsibility and position. Difficult aspects will surely bring out situations or power plays in unexpected ways both personally and on a global level. Watch for political upsets and personal challenges but realize that you are the one in control of your own world; where your actions can make this time easier or more difficult. Mars, planet of desire, energizes romantic Leo on the 20th directing our attention to fun loving, creative activities. And the New Moon in Leo on the 23rd begins a very powerful lunar cycle that will be perfect to begin most anything that your heart desires! Power to follow through, creative and new found opportunities with lasting yet adaptable outcomes is yours for the making now! This is one of the best lunar cycles this year to make the most of going for what you want now! Mercury ends the month by moving into analytical Virgo on the 25th. Thinking gets cool, logical; and practical application to our plans can be an asset for growth. GEMINI: June: Private time enjoyed. Partner needs reassurance and fun. New cycle in finances assist as spending is needed. New values explored. July: You are greatly favored; enjoy recreation, romance. Resources need attention. New communication can greatly improve many areas of your life.

CANCER: June: Make the most of social activities. Focus falls on work, duties and health. Late you are energized and ready for new directions! July: Private time is blissful. Relationships take the spotlight; solve issues and find balance. New options in finances can take you in many directions. LEO: June: Status is enhanced! Romance and fun take center stage! You are busy behind the scenes with new plans and taking quiet time. July: Social invitations keep you busy! Empowerment comes at work and in health matters. You are in the driver’s seat of your dreams; create them! VIRGO: June: Spotlight falls on home and family areas; needs of partner. A new look at future plans as beliefs are continually modified. Awakening. July: Career, status enhanced. Highlight on children, creativity and love. Explore inner world; dream a new direction and watch it grow into reality! LIBRA: June: Resources enhanced. Daily life can overwhelm; slow down. New direction in career, status with you in charge! Create and transform! July: Enjoy travel. Focus falls on home projects; family concerns. New energy fills social calendar. Future plans get a new start. Dream big!

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June & July 2017 Astrology SCORPIO: June: Others are agreeable. Finances take the spotlight; spend wisely. Travel and learning can take you to new places; open your mind. July: Resources improve! Conversations are profound; daily life intense. Career can take off to new places; others assist you. Speak your truth! SAGITTARIUS: June: Work place is pleasant. Converse with partner; you are in the spotlight. Financial area has a new cycle of action; plan ahead. July: Relationships are pleasureable. Income and resource area need an overhaul. Travel is likely. Legal matters lucky. Learning is an adventure! CAPRICORN: June: Enjoy love and fun times! Dreams, meditation reveals new direction for future. Relationships are infused with new life; beginnings. July: You are in the spotlight and in charge as others present challenges. Job goes well. A new cycle with resources; finances looks very beneficial. AQUARIUS: June: Home and family time is pleasant. Friends and future plans are highlighted. A new wellness plan is likely. Work has new duties. July: Enjoy children and hobbies. Address health issues that surface now. Relationships start a new chapter; direction, with many mutual benefits! 62

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PISCES: June: Enjoy siblings; chats. Career is in the spotlight; uncertain but profitable. Recreation and romance get new attention. Homelife busy. July: Pleasant homelife and family time now. Social time and friendships; intense. A new wellness plan will do wonders! Work gets a new direction. ARIES: June: Take a trip with your partner somewhere different whether near or far! Income is enhanced. Energy renewed with home and family! July: Career and status takes spotlight, balance with personal freedom and family needs. Pleasant conversations. Start a new hobby; have fun! TAURUS: June: Your popularity shines socially. Money and resources get attention. New thinking, conversations open options in all areas of your life. July: Revelations in beliefs; education, legal areas challenged. Travel with caution. Income and work; good. Home and family bring much enjoyment! Sarah Lyons has been providing astrological information for a lifetime; and a former president of the Astrology Association of St. Petersburg, one of the oldest groups in the United States. Available for private sessions, personal and business forecasting, lectures, parties, classes and more.

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