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18 Dining at Da Sestos by Peter Roos

Kudos................................ 6 Letters............................... 7 Publishers’ Letter................8 Tidbits.........................10-13 Property Law..................... 30 Real Estate .....................32 Art News..........36-38,40, 42 Arts & Leisure.............43-54 Events ....................... 44-54 Fishing.............................57 Classified ...................58-59 Astrology................. 60 & 62 Playing Around................ 63


19 Dining - Madfish by Peter Roos 20 Dining - Chill by Peter Roos


27 Historic Preservation: Everything Old is New Again by Steve Traiman 24 Cool Beans! Java Joints by Nanette Wiser

FEATURED EVENTS 14 Flower Power & Geckos by Nanette Wiser


22 Jazz Holiday - Schedule 26 Sunset Lounge - St Pete Beach


COVER DESIGN: Renee Roos ARTIST: Lori Bellinger PHOTO: Photography of Sesto & Annick Ramadori of Da Sesto and special effects by Tropical Focus Photography

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

GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT Grand Central Stained Glass

TYRONE AREA 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 Lou’s Florist Winn Dixie

Spiro’s Deli Fountains Towers Regions Bank

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

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33 Solar Eclipse 8.21.2017 by Peter Roos


39 Shine Mural Festival - Oct 5-14


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55 Scallop Search

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21 Jim Duprey’s New Salon 39 The Arts’Impact by Nanette Wiser 41 Tarpon Springs - New Film 56 Manatees

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Derelict Crab Traps Removed 228 derelict crab traps were removed from Tampa Bay during a very successful removal project (7/15/2017) during Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's 10-day regional closure of blue crab fishing. Over 100 volunteers on 35 boats participated at six locations around the bay. 68 traps were collected in Belleair Bluffs, 78 in Boca Ciega Bay, 30 at Cockroach Bay, 27 in St. Pete at Demens Landing, 12 in Upper Tampa Bay at Courtney Campbell Cause-

way and 13 in Alafia River near Williams Park! Thanks to the volunteers and project partners, including Sea World, Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, ReelCycle, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation, St. Petersburg Parks & Rec., Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Pinellas County & the City of Largo.

PIX: Fire Chief Frank Fernandez, Elaine Dawson, Judy Koepkey and Islette’s President Toni Hawkins Treasure Island Women’s Club Donation - The Treasure Islettes presented the Island’s Fire Chief, Mr. Frank Fernandez with a check for $3,600.00, in honor of beloved Charlie Fant, the Island’s long time Fire Chief, who succumbed to cancer in January. Mr. Fant served the Fire Dept. of Treasure Island for 41 years and Chief for 30 years. The donation will help pay for much-needed water rescue equipment.



Gulf Beaches Rotary Club presents $25,200 to Madeira Beach Recreation Dept., proceeds from Spring Break Carnival 2017. The Carnival relocated to Madeira Beach in 2016 from its prior location in Treasure Island Community Park after it was moved off Treasure sland’s Beach after complaints and a lawsuit from several local hotels about parking and too many events being held on the sandy beach. Madeira Beach’s new city recreation center has proven a popular venue for such activities.

Letters Thank you for a fabulous summer issue featuring a great selection of Marinas for virtually every boaters’ lifestyle. With appreciation, - Joy Hyland I used a coupon in Paradise News magazine to take my cats to the vet. I saved $48 on each cat, thanks to your magazine. I have a friend coming in to visit next week. We will be using your Paradise News to guide us. - Christie Fisher Could you please place the ad below in your Classified Ads under FURNITURE? THANKS. PS: love your magazine. - Theresa Schefstad Thank you for your support of St. Petersburg City Theatre. Your generous in-kind donation of printing and distributing the informational flyers has been instrumental in growing our membership. Your guys are the best! Peace – Lisa Maroni & the whole SPCT community! Thank you again for this exciting piece on our Florida Preservation conference this year. We appreciate all the time you dedicated to the work of preserving Florida’s special historic places! And for permission to reprint the article in our FTHP Newsletter with appropriate credit to Paradise News. All the best, - Melissa Wyllie Executive Director, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Dear Peter and Renee, I really enjoyed reading the article “Marinas Our Gateway to the Gulf” in your recent (June-July) issue of “Paradise News.” I have always found such articles encouraging to the boating community and as Marina Director for the City of Gulfport I am especially interested. In his article the author, Steve Traiman, does a comprehensive job of discussing and describing the many local private marinas we

on the West coast are so fortunate to have. However, I was a little concerned that his article did not explicitly clarify his focus was exclusively on private marinas. You, of course, have now quickly concluded my understandable concern. But, that said, I understand where he was coming from and appreciate that he mentioned no other municipal marina and therefore our marina was not singled out for exclusion. But I still have a somewhat uncomfortable concern. For over 107 years the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Municipal Marina motto can be found exactly as in Mr. Traiman’s article title: “…Gateway to the Gulf”. Now I would be the first to admit this not a wholly unusual or unique motto that Mr. Traiman could not have thought of on his own, but I am concerned. I am not asking for an apology or an explanation. Things happen and I am happy to have your publication and articles such as Mr. Traiman’s to help promote leisure activities and specifically, truly safe and enjoyable boating ownership for our West coast. But I would ask if you might consider running an article on our excellent local municipal marinas, some of which partner with private providers of leisure entertainment—for example, one of our commercial tenants “Tropical Island Getaway” drawing hundreds of visitors for daily boating excursions to Egmont Key. Best wishes for continued success, - Denis Frain, CMM; Gulfport Municipal Marina, Director of Marina Operations 4630 29th Ave S., Gulfport, 33711; 727-893-1071 REPLY: Hi Denis - Thanks very much for your excellent comments on my recent article that was focused on a sampling of local private marinas. We certainly will consider your good suggestion for another story on our very fine municipal marinas, including Gulfport, Madeira Beach and Clearwater, among others. - Steve Traiman for Paradise News

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FROM THE PUBLISHERS Local residents and visitors alike love to learn about the history of our area. That’s one of the reasons we’ve been big supporters of St. Petersburg Preservation and the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum in Pass-a-Grille, the only museum focused on the barrier islands, perhaps the first settlement on Florida’s west coast. Local author R. Wayne Ayers and the University of Tampa Press recently released Pioneer Days on Tampa Bay’s Gulf Beaches. Mr. Ayer’s two-year-project, culled from press clippings and early photographs provides early settler George Lizotte’s “eye witness account of the settlement of the barrier islands and Pass-a-Grille from 1898-1940”. Thanks, Wayne for this fascinating look into our island history. Incidently, the “Chowder Challenge IV” which started in Pass-a-Grille’s Hurley Park 5 years ago as a fundraiser for the historical museum, then moved to Horan Park (7701 Boca Ciega Way, St. Pete Beach Comm. Center) in 2015 is headed back to Horan Park November 12 2017, under the leadership of the Pass-a-Grille Woman’s Club. They had hoped to return the event to Pass-a-Grille, but the repaving project on PAG Way is still using the park. The Fish Broil will be held there the weekend before. While residents love learning the history of the area, opinions vary about its future. Many locals are anxious to see hotel owners build new hospitality facilities on our islands to replace the aging structures that have graced our beautiful beaches since the fifties and sixties. Changing traveler tastes will eventually make our island seem old and outdated. New construction is needed to keep us competitive with other beach vacation alternatives. The desire for redevelopment is not universal. We saw that in the recent election in Madeira Beach which put new projects proposed there on at least a temporary hold. In St. Pete Beach too, three new legal challenges are holding up the TradeWinds’ offer to fund badly needed sewer repairs in advance of groundbreaking for their new Sugar Sands Resort on the site of the demolished Coral Reef. The anti-redevelopment voices in St. Pete Beach used to complain about the city’s comprehensive plan revision efforts, and any attempt at redevelopment saying “our infrastructure won’t handle it” citing leaky storm sewers that have contributed to the area’s sewer woes. Here is an offer of help to solve some of those problems for the long term, funded by the commercial sector, which appears to be a win-win offer for us all. Why can’t we all get behind this effort to build a better future for all concerned? It is a pleasure to provide updates on three of our favorite bistros, Da Sesto Italiano which recently expanded in Pinellas Park, MadFish, our top recommendation for both steaks and seafood and Chill, a top choice for both food and fun. Keep in mind that August-November are the months when the tropical storms are most active. Having a plan for yourself, your family and your pets will help keep everyone safe in the event that this is the year we have to deal with a serious summer storm once again.

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BUSINESS The summer has been busy, with HSN selling to QVC, a new CEO and groundbreaking at Bayfront Hospital, Iron Yard coding academy closing for good (including their Station House location), Peerfit digital wellness company opening in Tampa Bay, Whole Foods 365’s millennial concept opening and PIE setting a June record for travelers. A group of Outback Steakhouse veterans are at the helm of Metro Diner America’s expansion. Frontier offers 11 new routes, including Nashville and Las Vegas while United will fly you to San Diego non-stop beginning Jan. 2018. Trulieve medical marijuana dispensary opened at 8435 Fourth St. N, their third

Tampa Bay location. ABC Liquors opens at Seminole City Centre. Publix will work with Instacart to include home delivery to all by 2020. Kobie Marketing named a new president, Ingrid Lindberg. Walmart’s Customer Service Academy in Seminole is one of 200 that the company will open by end of the year and has graduated its first class. July Regional Arts Summit: July 2016 event was a sold-out success, sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Creative Pinellas, Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance and the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA).The Arts &

Economic Prosperity 5 study provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $241 M industry in Pinellas County— one that supports 7,211 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $29.8 million in local and state government revenue. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations spent $100.2 million during 2015 leveraging a remarkable $140.8 million in additional spending by their audiences— spending that pumped vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other local businesses. Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness Celebrates 1st Anniversary: Celebrate Aug. 23 ( 5-7 pm) with a

Ribbon Cutting co-sponsored by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber at 6705-B 38th Ave. North. Dr. Kelley S. Mulhern, Chiropractic Physician, and husband Michael say, “It’s been our honor and pleasure to serve this community, and we look forward to providing cuttingedge wellness services for many more years to come.” Event will feature food, cocktails, demonstrations, raffle prizes, and more! RSVP appreciated to (727) 381-3456 or email to St. Petersburg Hotel Sold for $20M: The Staybridge Suites has changed hands, with a Rhode Island company buying the 119-room hotel for $20.5 million, according to

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Pinellas County property records. The InterContinental Hotels Group PLC branded hotel at 940 5th Ave. in St. Petersburg was purchased by Procaccianti Companies and will be operated by its hospitality management arm, TPG Hotels & Resorts. MarineMax plans on taking their #showusyourburgee campaign to the next level by incorporating a social media giveaway. The giveaway ends Aug. 25. Each week, during this entry period, MarineMax will select their favorite photo that includes the burgee, utilizes #showusyourburgee and are entered by posting them to the MarineMax Leisure Facebook page. The winners of these selected photos will receive a prize from their new 2017 Summer Collection which includes items like shirts, visors, and Tervis tumblers. After the entry period, all of the selected photos will be added to a photo album on the MarineMax Leisure Facebook page. For one week, these photos will be available to be “voted on” to win a grand prize, based on the likes at the end of the week, September 1. The grand prize will be a four-hour cruise on a MarineMax boat for up to four guests with food & drink provided. Dr. Joubert Desulme, D.C., Relocates Welcome Home Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center — After building a very successful practice in Dallas, Dr. Joubert Desulme, D.C., has opened his Welcome Home Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center in St. Petersburg at 3775 Central Ave., Suite B. For a free, no obligation, initial consultation and a discount first treatment call (727) 317-5738 or email

GOOD DEEDS Seminole Community Library has a “Blessings Box” similar to the Little Free Libraries, where people can donate toiletries and non-perishable food items.. or take what they need. Rays Winner: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced that Logan Morrison is the Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Heart and Hustle Award winner. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The final winner will be announced on Nov. 14 at the 18th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. This event is the primary fundraiser for the series of free Legends for Youth Baseball Clinics. These clinics impact more than 16,000 children each year at 185 clinics, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. BEACHES South Pasadena hires a new fire chief, Dave Mixson, who previously served Largo. Madeira Beach City Commission keeps tax rates steady, including a ferry subsidy. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is selling its Youth Summer Haul Pass for $15. It is a summer-long bus pass that allows riders ages 18 and younger unlimited access on all local PSTA and Jolley Trolley routes. The pass is not valid on PSTA’s 100X or 300X routes. | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


TIDBITS Elizabeth, (left) owner of the SPB Dolphin Village Shopping Center boutique bearing her name unveiled a Dolphin statue on July 27, also named ‘Elizabeth’, (center) painted by local artist Brenda Griffin (right), owner of “Painted Creations by Brenda”. The trail of dolphins was started by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce which joined with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber and Elizabeth in hosting the event.

After-School Care at St. Pete Beach Recreation We pick up from Azalea, Gulf Beaches & Pasadena Elementary and keep kids busy ‘til 6pm daily. Kids get to learn and have fun w/games, sports, swim, homework time and more. Enrichment at extra costs include karate, robotics, swim lessons/ team and tae-kwon-do. Weekly fees are $50 for the first child. Monthly fees start at $112.50. To Register visit: or call 727-363-9245. Best of St. Pete Beach: Continuing the 60 year birthday celebration, the Don Cesar brunch toasted the Best Of winners. A talk was presented on the history of St. Pete Beach by Lance Peterson and Michael Heerschap of the Gulf Beaches Museum. Best Of winners were: Best Hotel — Plaza Beach Resort; Best Place for Breakfast — Seahorse Restaurant; Best Place for Lunch — Willy’s Burgers and Booze; Best Place for Dinner — Snapper Sea Grill; Best Small Business — Barracuda’s Deli Café; Best Large Business — Tradewinds Island Resorts; Best Retail Shop Bamboozle; Best Bar — Drunken Clam; Best Place for Live Music — Jimmy B’s; Best Place for Ice Cream — Larry’s Ice Cream & Gelatos The 11th Microcurrent Conference & Training is Sept. 20-24, 2017 at SPB’s Dolphin Beach Resort. Join for the Next Decade of Microcurrent and BioEnergetic Medicine. Expert presenters, exciting cases. Call Shannon at 586-991-0801 12

Kim Laskey, New Board Member: Gregory Tong, Chairman of the Board of the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, announced the addition of Kim Laskey, Director of Operations for the Bilmar Beach Resort on Treasure Island, to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Mobile Information Center Launched in John’s Pass Village: In an effort to provide better customer services to visitors in the beaches destination, the TBCC launched a Mobile Information Center. Staff members will walk the boardwalk and John’s Pass Village to answer any questions and make recommendations to better serve our customers. Fact Or Fiction - Environmental Future Of Pinellas County: Join the TBBCOC Community Advocacy meeting for a panel discussion on the future of Pinellas County’s environment. Learn how we plan for the future by addressing sewer & water


infrastructure, renewable energy, solar & environmentally-friendly building standards on Aug. 17 ( 9 am) @ South Pasadena City Hall. Panelists include State Rep. Kathleen Peters - Sewer and Water Infrastructure; County Utilities Director Randi Kim - Renewable Energy; Duke Energy Renewables Manager, Thomas Lawery - Solar Energy; County Development Review Director, Blake Lyon -Countywide Plan. The Spice & Tea Exchange at John’s Pass Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Sept. 27 Open House: TBCC will co-host event to kick off a five-day Anniversary Sale through Sunday, Oct. 1, proprietor Lisa Coleman and marketing manager Brian Dean announced. Lisa promises lots of tasty treats, sweet samples, tempting teas, anniversary specials and fun door prizes. FYI: 727-319-4000 madbeach

DOWNTOWN & ST. PETE The City of St. Pete broke ground for the new Pier in July and are considering a Janet Echelman sculpture either at the Pier or north end of Spa Beach. The Rick vs. Rick mayoral battle wages in St. Pete with an Aug. showdown. St. Petersburg Chamber members will have an exclusive opportunity to network with the City Council and Mayoral candidates at Popcorn, Pints and Politics @ 3 Daughters Brewing on Aug. 8 to learn more about the candidates. The owner of the Cordova Inn and the Station House bought a 10 story, 40-unit Coronet Apartments vintage building for $5.975 million. Indian Mounds Mobile App Development: The city, along with St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, hosted four public meetings in July to inform and educate citizens on progress relating to an Indian mound mobile app project at Abercrombie, Jungle Prada/De Narvaez, Maximo, and Indian Mound Parks with a hands-on demonstration of the mobile app. Local Opens Downtown: The new resource center will offer locals and tourists information about local businesses and nonprofits. In September, DTSP Night Market will take place 6-10 pm the first Thursday of every month with live music and tasty treats. Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops, 111 Second Ave NE, Suite 210; 727.637.5586 Farm to Table: Brick Street will add a fourth hydroponic farm and they plan

TIDBITS Treasure Island Historical Society past President Donna White received an Honorary Proclamation from Mayor Bob Minning on July 18, 2017. Donna White devoted more than a decade to preserving the unique heritage of Treasure Island through countless hours of archiving, and creating visual displays throughout the city to heighten public awareness of our unique history on Treasure Island, Florida. Photo by: Bob Dowling

to offer limited number of memberships so that folks can enjoy bi-weekly farm shares. Digital Eco-Progress: Raincube installed its garden kit demonstration center at the St. Pete Eco-Village in July and the demonstration center will showcase how the Internet of Rain works. PINELLAS COUNTY The fertilizer ban continues in effect for all of Pinellas County, with anything containing nitrogen or phosphorus on the no-no list through Sept. 30. County property values rise as foreclosures fall to their lowest rate ever. Seminole’s water tower lease proposal from Pinellas County is rejected and the tear-down has begun. Pinellas County’s Trail Connector Opens: The five mile segment of the Pinellas Trail Coastto-Coast Connector opened in July in Tarpon Springs and will eventually extend 250 miles from Pinellas County to Brevard County and the Atlantic Ocean. This segment extends the county’s Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail by connecting it to future trails in Pasco County

Rising Sea Levels: Listen to WUSF’s Florida Matters audio archive for this July insightful looks at the impact of rising sea levels and what local governments are doing to prepare. https:www.wusfusf. edularchivesfflorida-matters FITNESS WINNERS: This summer, Commissioner Kenneth Welch, Vice Chair of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, presented the Thank You for Doing Business in Pinellas award to Corporate Fitness Works of St. Petersburg. The company provides customized fitness and wellness solutions for corporations, government agencies, property management groups, universities, retirement communities and hospitals. In 2016, the company was ranked by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the 20th fastest growing privately held company in Florida and the #1 fastest growing womenowned company in the state.

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F LO W E R P O W E R & G E C KO S ! By Nanette Wiser Flock to Gulfport’s waterfront and bring your buds for a day of peace, art and music at the 17th Annual Geckofest, the waterfront village’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile. Drag out those bell-bottoms from the back of your closet and get groovy at “Geckostock”. Celebrating the 1969 Woodstock Festival and featuring a host of hippie-themed festivities. Paradise News is one of the sponsor’s of Geckofest, Sept. 2, 10am – 10pm. This far-out event features live music, vendors, strolling & stationary street performers, a quirky walking parade, colorful costume contests, and the ever-popular end-of-the-day dueling street dances that wrap up this light-hearted send-off to summer. It’s a street circus all day, with entertainers who will make you laugh, gasp and applaud. Step right up and participate in a magic trick. Witness extreme stunts happening just a few feet away. Tie up an escape artist and watch him maneuver out of his bonds. Pose for photos with your favorite characters. Take home your own free, fanciful balloon creation.

IT’S A GECKO-PALLOOZA: Additional “Gecko-World” activities include; a Gecko Art Show and Reception on Aug. 4; a Gecko Bar Crawl, Aug. 12 (4 – 9 pm) that travels to O’Maddys Bar and Grill, Mangia Gourmet, Neptune Grille, Isabelles at the Historic Peninsula Inn, Salty’s Gulfport and Manatees on the Bay; and the fabulous costume Gecko Ball on Aug. 26 (6 – 11 pm).

GECKO BALL: “Geckostock” will be held at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Boulevard South). The event gets larger and more popular each year, including over-the-top décor, full cash bar, geckotinis and other cocktail specials, passed hors d’oeuvre and tapas. LIVE MUSIC by the Throwback Band will fill the dance floor this year with 60s-era pop, rock and soul music as well as hits from nearby decades. Hundreds of silent auction items will be up for bids, and the annual live auction of artist-created geckos will once again be a highlight of the evening. Witness the whimsical coronation of Gulfport’s next Gecko Queen!

FYI GULFPORT & GECKOS Gecko Ball tickets: John Haugen (727) 623-0524 Gecko Fest Parking and Admission - FREE. The event is pet-and-familyfriendly. The Gulfport Trolley allows you to park off-site and get to the vehicle easy-peasy. 727-322- 5217 Gecko Art Show: Seven larger-than-life geckos will be the centerpiece of a live auction to benefit local charities at the Gecko Ball. The amazing critters can be seen at the Second Annual Gecko Artists’ Show @ Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Ave. South) 6 pm - 8 pm. 14



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by Peter Roos • Photos by Tropical Focus Photography For the past ten years, Da Sesto Italiano has been serving up the best authentic and traditional Italian food in Tampa Bay. The restaurant’s growing reputation for award-winning cuisine, had people flocking in droves to their cozy strip center location. Their recent move into the bigger, free-standing building just to the north was perfectly timed. “After moving to a bigger location, I thought people would not have to stand in line anymore to get in…” says Sesto. He was mistaken. You should still make reservations to ensure a seat in this popular restaurant. The new location can accommodate over 150 diners with an outside patio opening in the fall, enough to add a premium full liquor bar. News coverage of the multiple awards won by the “Top Local Chef” and Da Sesto Italiano this year, have catapulted them into a whole new level of fame and popularity. Some regulars were at first skeptical when they heard of a ‘bigger’ Da Sesto, thinking a larger place would diminish the intimacy level which was such a popular draw in the prior location. Rest assured that this is not the case. At Da Sesto Italiano, everyone is Famiglia and it shows. Sesto Ramadori is owner and chef. On most nights, you will see Sesto supervising with his wife Annick and daughter Ashley serving as hostesses. Just observe the interaction between the staff and the customers. It truly is “amore”. You will feel you’ve been transported to Italy. Sesto and his wife Annick, both hopeless romantics, had a vision for what they wanted their new restaurant to look and feel like. They wanted an old-world style ristorante, reminiscent of the bistros in the older parts of Italy. To remain intimate they created special separated areas. There is a dimly lit room, decorated with large old sepia-toned prints of Sesto’s Italian home town from the Marche



region. The room is separated from the main dining room by beautiful large sepia-toned roman style columns and arches. Floor-length curtains are tied to the columns, allowing the room to be closed off for private parties or lunch meetings, accommodating up to 22 people with a wall-mounted flat-screen monitor for presentations. Two corners of the restaurant feature two luxurious high-back round booths with seating for up to 6 people, topped by crystal drum shade chandeliers. Da Sesto Italiano can accommodate any type of party, from the private romantic dinner for two, to families and very large parties. Tables are beautifully set with black tablecloths, white napkins and flickering candles. There is live music several days a week. You’ll have no trouble selecting a wine to match your meal, as Da Sesto’s extensive wine list features almost 150 different kinds of wine certain to please any palate. Come see how seductive authenticity can be and come experience Sesto’s passion for his food culture. The menu is all encompassing: Custom antipastos, fresh pastas (even some gluten-free ones), veal, chicken, steak and plenty of fresh fish and shellfish. Grab a napkin and view the mouthwatering menu at A 5-course family style gourmet dinner with wine is featured monthly and unlimited “Mussel Mondays”. Da Sesto Italiano is also available for all your private parties and outside catering needs. Open Mondays through Thursdays from 11am - 9pm, Fridays 11am - 11pm, and Saturdays from 4pm - 11pm. Da Sesto Italiano is located at 7201 66th Street N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Phone: 727-209-2695 Website:



- Mad About Steak, Too by Peter Roos • Photos by Tropical Focus Photography

Chef Oliver and his sister Ella have had “an amazing season” at MadFish, by all accounts. The siblings have invested a great deal in the property in the two years since they took charge. They have turned the shiny diner into an environment diners seem to really love, and the exterior has transformed into an elegant, yet comfy dining patio that retains a beachy feel. Ella said the November issue of Paradise NEWS with Chef Oliver’s photo on the cover (which they still give away copies of at the restaurant) helped kick-off a terrific winter season that only started to soften when the rains began in June. Ella’s dad said they knew how effective Paradise NEWS had been for them as literally hundreds of diners had told them they had sworn they’d never eat there again until they read the glowing reviews in Paradise NEWS last fall. The cover photo of Chef Oliver with a wine glass has since wrapped a FREE Beach Ride van that frequently drops visitors at the shiny looking diner on the beach side at 5200 Gulf Blvd., right next

4.5 stars on almost 500 reviews. MadFish has also been rated 4.5 and above on over 200 Yelp reviews since February. to the round hotel in St. Pete Beach. In their November 2016 Paradise NEWS cover story we were careful to emphasize Chef Oliver’s steak cooking prowess, as the family bought the MadFish name from a prior operator. Online and in-person reviews rave not only about the seafood items offered, but the steaks as well, especially the Chateaubriand for two, the Ribeye, and the Chef Oliver’s Beef Wellington. According to Ella, almost 70% of MadFish sales this season was from Oliver’s prized steaks rather than seafood. MadFish was consistently in the top 5 favorites out of more than a hundred in St. Pete Beach on Tripadvisor averaging

Early bird dinners offered from 4-5 pm include: Flash Fried Brussel Sprouts 6.95 Madfish Mussels 8.95 Beef Tenderloin Brochette 13.95 Blackened Chicken Pasta 10.95 Grouper Picatta 13.95 Shrimp & Scallop Skewer 11.95 Fresh Salmon 11.95 Drunken Island Shrimp Scampi 10.95 Find the menu online at or just call (727) 360-9200 for reservations. Please tell them you read about them in Paradise NEWS. | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017




- by Peter Roos • Photos by Tropical Focus Photography

One of the true innovators on the beaches, Ruthie Buxbaum’s Chill has evolved full-circle since they were featured on the cover of Paradise NEWS in February of 2016. They had recently opened the popular outdoor dining area after relocating a block and a half east from their original location on the corner of Gulf and Corey. Having started in January 2011 as ‘Steam’, the great little coffee shop that started it all, Chill has evolved into the restaurant and party headquarters at the heart of downtown St. Pete Beach at 357 Corey Ave. Everyone is thrilled that Carl their favorite piano entertainer has fully recovered from medical challenges and is back better than ever. The prominent bar area turns into a festive party when Carl takes over the piano bar every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night year-round. The 50-person party and meeting room in the back is in frequent demand, particularly near the holidays, and is available for breakfast and lunch groups to meet. Chill’s one of the ‘early openers’ on the beach, serving breakfast while other

Corey store owners are still in bed. Their new Sunday Brunch offers conventional breakfast items including custom omelettes and waffles, often with lunch, too… salmon, shrimp and a carving station along with an array of vegetables of the season, including all you care to eat for under $20. An awesome Bloody Mary Bar, a variety of Mimosas or your favorite beverage are also available from Chill’s premium full liquor bar. Dinner is served daily from 3 PM. Traditional entrees, from fish tacos, two gourmet burger choices with fries and Tuna Sashimi to Wild Salmon and Fresh Catch, Meatloaf, Filet Au Poivre and creative chicken dishes, all with gourmet sides, are priced $15 - $27. Then there’s the side of the menu that really sets Chill apart, the Small Plates designed for sharing. Small Plate Starters, priced $8 to $15, include Lobster Bisque and French Onion Soup, Goat Cheese Tapenade Terrine, Colossal Stuffed Black Olives, Black n Blue Fondue, Kale and Caesar Salads, Savory Brie and, more dessert than starters, Roasted Dates stuffed with gorgonzola or Brie with Brandied mixed nuts and apple slices. Small Plate Vegetables include Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Felafel, Sautéed Kale,

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Jim Duprey Salon 2806 16 th St N St Petersburg, FL. 33704 • 727.823.4427 St. Petersburg hairstylist and salon owner Jim Duprey excitedly gave us a tour of his beautiful new salon at 2804 16th St N. in St Petersburg. Jim had worked on the beaches for 20 years before he decided to adopt a Central Ave address near trendy downtown St. Pete. Just as he said he was going to start slowing things down and enjoying life, he decided instead to bring things up a level. He purchased his own free-standing building in what he feels is the perfect central location for everyone, with room to expand. Jim is happy to bring back the services he has always provided on the beach including all hair services, massage and skin care.


He has been building a talented staff, including stylist Brigitte Lyn and Scott Lee Webb, as well as celebrity massage therapist Wes Olive. In September, Jim plans to add suites to the salon for skincare services and two additional hairstylists. With over 30 years of expertise in color, hair extensions, the latest styles and cutting techniques— he’s developed a prestigious clientele including on-air talent and guests of the Home Shopping Network, and celebrities including America Ferrera, Jackie Evancho & David Foster. Visit, or stop by his new location.

Hot Spots & Hangouts: Caddys On Central, Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, The Hollander Hotel, The Hotel Zamora & Castile Restaurant, The Landing at Jannus, Noble Crust, The Pelican Pub, Park & Rec, Station House St. Pete, Tyrone Square - A Simon Property Community Conscious: Boley Centers, Inc., Brain Tumor Alliance, CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), Children’s Dream Fund, Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco, Lutheran Services Florida Pinellas Head Start / Early Head Start Services, Modern Business Assoc’s, My Hope Chest, Pet Pal Animal Shelter, Urban Yoga Foundation

- By Nanette Wiser Vote for the 2017 Good ‘Burgers began July 24 th ; the winners will be announced in late August. (Read about it in our weekly e-news and the October issue.)

A Good ‘Burger is a business, organization, or individual in the greater St. Petersburg area making a positive impact in our community. The 2017 Good ‘Burger awards party will be Aug. 31 6pm to 9pm at the State Theatre. Get the early bird discount before 8/11; buy tickets at: Paradise News congratulates this year’s nominees: Arts & Culture: American Stage Theatre Company, Dazzio Art Society Inc., D-Gallerie, Florida CraftArt, The Florida Holocaust Museum, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, Imagine Museum, Jannus Live, Morean Arts Center, The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Eats & Treats: Annex 400 Beach, The Oyster Bar St. Pete, Parkshore Grill, Rococo Steak, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, RumFish Grill, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Thirsty First Lounge, Tropical Smoothie Café, Wandering Whisk Bakeshop

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Java, kava, tea or me? In the heat of the day, nothing is cooler than hanging out in a coffeehouse. From downtown to the beaches, here are some of our favorite spots to eat, catch up with pals or work on WiFi.

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Wings coffee bar offers a unique, relaxing, zen like atmosphere. This local watering hole comes complete with Kahwa coffee, Mother Kombucha on tap, local organic teas and fresh fruit smoothies. You will enjoy fares from some of the best local bakers and caterers, that can satisfy your sweet tooth, or provide you a tasty quick lunch. Several of our offerings are vegan or gluten free. And did someone say FREE WI-FI!

From the front, this cozy, eclectic Redington Beach coffeehouse doesn’t reveal its true nature. Once inside, wander to the back room for an amazing view of the water. There’s a lounge-like area with leather reading chairs, an Internet Cafe style room with outlets at every seat and best of all, a back yard patio for taking in some rays and nibbling their delicious baked goods. Open daily 7AM-5PM, they have earned 4.5 stars on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Reviews comment on coffee quality, staff friendliness and the cozy presentation. Also they have soy, almond & coconut milk just for you.

From either location (Isla del Sol and John’s Pass Village), you can wander with your cappuccino or smoothie and admire the water views. We love their s’more latte (espresso laced with toasted marshmallow, chocolate, a hint of white chocolate and steamed milk topped with whipped cream) and their Home & Heart rich vanilla flavor roasted right into the coffee served with a rock candy swizzle stick – sweet for you! Join them for breakfast, lunch (spinach and ricotta or ham or chicken salad croissants) or java & dessert and enjoy their featured artist of the month.

More than just a coffee shop, Wing's Coffee Bar and Bookstore bring the community together by hosting an eclectic array of events, from open mic nights to alternative health fairs. Check out their website (wings for a calendar of each month's after hour events. Open Mon-Fri - 7am-7pm and weekends from 9am-5pm (727) 522-6657 On the First Unity Campus 4500 4th St. N., St. Petersburg.

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“Travel the world one cup at a time” Black Crow Coffee: Greg Bauman, owner of Indian Shores Coffee located in Indian Shores, Florida opened Black Crow Coffee with Deana Hawk in 2015 bringing the same uncompromising dedication to great coffee to Historic Old Northeast. Enjoy artisan coffees (drip, pour overs, brewed, cortado and more) and yummy delights such as ginger and molasses cookies, butter tarts, cinnamon rolls and bagels. Flavor your coffee with banana mocha or vanilla caramel for an extra dose of happy.

macchiato, even an iced caramel latte and Ted’s cold brew.

Coffee Grounds Café: Located next to Middlegrounds, this charming alpine cottage offers plenty of alfresco seating, a full bar, great coffee and delectable food. You can hang with your pet, enjoy sandwiches and wraps, drink a craft beer and enjoy an iced latte with a view of the Intercoastal behind and the Gulf on the front patio from early in the morning until midnight.

Sweet Brewnette: Bula Kafé: In addition to Kava, they serve Kahwa coffee, Nee cake pops and other delicious delights. Their sister spot, Bula’s on the Beach is in Madeira Beach.

Craft Kafé: Located adjacent to Earth Origins on Central Ave. near Pasadena, this gluten-free kitchen dishes up some heavenly organic treats and beverages, from the chicken avocado cream and vegan beet salads to the grilled cheese and tomato jam sandwich plus espressos,

This darling Madeira Beach spot features art, hip vintage furnishings, comfy seating and sassy service. Serving breakfast and lunch, fresh squeezed orange juice, tropical smoothies, steak and egg with cheese panini, tomato basil feta frittata, fresh made Hyppo ice pops and one of the best salads in town, the Amalfi Love (organic arugula topped with shaved parmesan, sliced red grapes, fresh basil, pine nuts & house made lemon vinaigrette); this is a wonderful spot to gather before or after the beach.

And If You’re Still Thirsty:

Belleair Coffee Company deserves special mention. With a beautiful chandelier private room, spectacular coffee and pastries, it’s a bit of a drive but worth it. Chill on Corey Avenue is not a traditional coffeehouse, but sitting alfresco on their patio with a delicious iced coffee never gets old; and their breakfast and homemade muffins rock my world. We also like the Craftsman House Café & Gallery, where we can admire jewelry and pottery, then sit on the porch and contemplate our creative spirit with a cuppa tea and delicious artisan dishes. Alesia Restaurant is the place to go for a Monte Cristo sandwich and iced Vietnamese coffee sweetened with condensed milk. Further north, Indian Shores Coffee beckons with good brew and eats, sometimes with weekend music. PN

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This year’s Florida Preservation Conference, held in St. Petersburg May 17-19, was an outstanding success, according to Melissa Wyllie, Executive Director of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (FTHP). She told Paradise News, “Sessions featuring everything from sea level rise to preserving historic cemeteries, one-of a kind tours of beautiful St. Petersburg and unique special events drew nearly 200 active preservationists from around the state and across the U.S. They were able to reconnect with each other and our shared mission of preserving the historic places that make Florida unique. We left the conference recharged and even more motivated to protect our state’s historic resources.â€? New Board President Friederike Mittner added: “During my term I will work to cultivate our preservation programs and outreach so they are relevant and meaningful to all of the people of our state. I look forward to the work ahead, preserving and protecting Florida’s extraordinary history and heritage.â€? 2WKHUQHZRIÂżFHUVLQFOXGH5\DQ0DOOR\9LFH President; Jenny Wolfe, Secretary; Adrienne Burke and Becky Matkov, Trustees At Large; and Clay Henderson, Immediate Past President. Local ties for Paradise News readership include St. Pete Preservation, marking 40 years working to save

iconic neighborhoods and historic buildings (see accompanying story), and Pass-a-Grille Beach, working through the St. Pete Beach Historic Preservation Board, advising the City Commission on all matters related to the historic preservation policy for all property and building conversions, including the use, administration and maintenance of city-owned historic resources. Secretary of State Ken Detzner welcomed attendees to the conference, saying, “I am delighted to be with you all today as we gather to collaborate and share our passion for preserving the architectural, historical and archaeological heritage of Florida. This is an exciting time for the Florida Trust, with new leadership in Executive Director Melissa Wyllie, and a dynamic board of directors with deep ties to Florida’s cultural, economic and historical networks. “The Department of State is excited to be part of this new chapter for your organization, and we look forward to continuing our great partnership. The FTHP began with the historic Florida State Capitol building more than 40 years ago when a group of dedicated preservationists joined together to save that iconic Florida landmark from demolition. Today it is a jewel of Florida’s preservation movement and an outstanding museum, visited by thousands of people every year. “Fast forward 40 years -- the Florida Trust’s core mission has remained focused on preservation, and the Trust has helped preserve and restore many historic sites across the state. As preservationists, we also recognize the need to reinvent preservation to adapt to the changing dynamics of the HFRQRP\DQGVRFLHW\ZKLFKLVZK\WKHWKHPHRIWKLV\HDUÂśVFRQIHUHQFHÂľ3UHVHUYDWLRQ5HLQYHQWHG IRUArt and Enterprise’, is so appropriate. “And I think the people here in St. Petersburg recognize that. With three Florida Main Street Communities (Deuces Live, EDGE District and Grand Central), which draw visitors to their art JDOOHULHVVKRSSLQJDQGKHULWDJHWUDLOVWRWKH9LQR\*ROI&OXEOLVWHGRQWKH)ORULGD+LVWRULF*ROI7UDLO it’s clear that the City of St. Petersburg strives to create exceptional visitor experiences connected to its unique, historic sites. “The Florida Trust, and all of you here today, recognize that the preservation of our state’s historic sites helps to drive art and enterprise forward at the local and state level, which is a win for everyone. As we continue on this journey of preserving our state’s unique treasures, I want to thank you for all that you do to help support the mission of the Florida Department of State.â€? | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


%LOO0DF5RVWLH6HQLRU3DUWQHU0DF5RVWLH+LVWRULF$GYLVRUV//&JDYHDQ inspiring keynote address, emphasizing, “For decades, federal and state historic tax credits (HTCs) have played an important role in revitalizing downtown urban cores and main street communities around the country. Most important, as proved here in the Tampa Bay area, the business community can be an important ally in preservation thanks to this catalytic incentive.� His four leading objectives covered: Understanding how HTCs incentivize private investment and promote preservation; Overview of regulatory process for HTCs; Best practices for engaging the business community and lawmakers to use and support HTCs; and the catalytic effect a single project can have in a community.

Underrepresented History Panel According to Wyllie, one of the outstanding sessions at the event was the Underrepresented History Panel. The speakers touched on the Seminole Indian experience, with a focus on the importance of Egmont Key (listed on the 2017 Florida’s 11 to Save); the often unsung role women have had in Florida’s history; how immigrant communities were vital to shaping Florida and the African-American experience in St. Pete and Florida. Paul Backhouse, Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation 2IÂżFHUSUHVHQWHGWKHLPSRUWDQFH of Egmont Key to the Seminole people, and the Seminole history of the island. He shared this quote from noted Chief Coacoochee to highlight the difference in perception of the Seminoles with their history, “My father, King Phillip, told me I was made of the sands of Florida, and that when I was placed in the ground, the Seminoles would dance and sing around my grave.â€? Backhouse emphasized, “Historic preservation is about people. We don’t need jargon. Humanism and collaboration is what we need.â€? (JPRQW.H\/LJKWKRXVHDQG%ULFN5RDG Gary Mormino is a noted American historian, author, frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times, the Frank E. Duckwall Professor of History Emeritus and past director of the Florida Studies Program at USF. He shared the unique history of Ybor City, and the importance immigrants have had to Florida’s history. He shared insight into what life was like working in the Cigar Factories prior to WWII, and how Ybor’s architecture is a reminder of that time period

‘Florida’s 11 to Save’ & Awards Each year, the FTHP announces its Florida’s 11 to Save program as part of its Florida Preservation Conference. The program is designed to increase the public’s awareness of the urgent need to save Florida’s historic resources, and to empower local preservationists and preservation groups in their efforts to preserve Florida’s rich history. Local projects include Egmont Key, reached by daily ferry from Fort DeSoto 3DUNZLWKLWVSHULRGRIVLJQLÂżFDQFH3UH&ROXPELDQWKURXJKV,WÂśVOLVWHG RQWKH1DWLRQDO5HJLVWHURI+LVWRULF3ODFHVDQGLQFOXGHVYDULRXVKLVWRULF VWUXFWXUHVVXFKDVDKLVWRULFOLJKWKRXVH VWLOOLQXVH DQRLOKRXVHWKH5DQJHU residence, Guardhouse and the ruins of artillery aiming towers. It has a long and storied history extending back to Pre-Columbian and early Spanish exploration, serving as an internment camp and deportation site during the Third Seminole War; a staging point for the Union navy during the Civil War; a quarantine area during the Spanish American War; a training site during WW I; and an observation area for German U-boats during WW II. Egmont Key is also a wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary, endangered by severe erosion made ZRUVHE\ULVLQJVHDOHYHOV6LQFHWKHLVODQGKDVORVWVRPHDFUHVRI land, despite the fact that every seven years, the Army Corps of Engineers dredges the shipping channel and places the sand on Egmont Key. Jackson House in Tampa is an example of the Thematic Listing of African American History and &XOWXUDO5HVRXUFHV7KURXJKRXW WKH6WDWH%XLOWLQOLVWHGDVD local landmark and on the National 5HJLVWHURI+LVWRULF3ODFHVLWLV located in the “Scrubâ€? – one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in Tampa, and named for its second owner, Moses Jackson, who purchased the property in +HFRQYHUWHGWKHVLQJOH IDPily residence to a boarding house for African American travelers. Well known guests to Jackson House include Count Basie, Billie Holiday, 5D\&KDUOHVDQG'U0DUWLQ/XWKHU.LQJ-U&XUUHQWWKUHDWLVORQJWHUP neglect that has led to its rundown condition.

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Desk of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri It’s back-to-school time, so get ready for your first lesson of the school year: traffic safety. The streets on which you transport your children to school or they travel to the bus stop are populated by drivers on their cell phones, putting on their make-up, and eating breakfast as they rush to make it to work or drop off their own kids on time. In addition to average pedestrians’ usual dangers, like drivers’ blind spots and violations, young children’s slower walking speeds, small stature, minimal traffic experience, still-developing cognitive abilities, and general impulsiveness increase the threat of an accident. So whether you drive your children to school or you send them to the bus stop, we’ve got some back-toschool traffic safety tips for you and your students.

For you During the school year, you can expect increased traffic in the mornings and afternoons. Allot extra time to get where you’re going to prevent rushing and making careless, dangerous mistakes. It is illegal – not to mention dangerous – to pass a school bus when it displays its stop signal. So unless the roadway is divided by an unpaved space of at least 5 feet, a raised median, or a physical barrier, hit the brakes while students board and disembark the bus. There is a reason that speeding fines are doubled in school zones and designated school crossings. Be alert for signs

designating such areas as well as for school crossing guards who will help direct you. For your kids Riding the bus? Stand at least three giant steps from the curb while waiting for the bus. Stay there until it comes to a complete stop and opens the doors before boarding. Riding a bicycle? Florida law requires children under age 16 to wear a helmet while riding a bike. Check bikes regularly to ensure they’re properly maintained, and remember the basic rules of the road: ride in a single-file line on the right side of the road, make a complete stop at stop

signs and intersections, and walk bikes across busy streets. Drivers aren’t the only ones whose distractions can be deadly. While a rowdy travel-buddy, a cell phone, a video game, or a forgotten homework assignment may vie for pedestrians’ attention, paying attention to the sidewalks, roads, and directions from school crossing guards take priority – always. So as you ease back into the school year, make sure that with alarm clocks, homework, and afterschool activities, you add everyday traffic safety to your weekday routine. PN

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S O L A R E C L I P S E 2017 By Peter Roos

On Monday, August 21, 2017 for a few minutes early in the hot summer afternoon, the sun will be completely blocked from the earth by the moon for up to 2½ minutes in an 80-mile wide swath from Oregon over Casper, Wyoming; Grand Island, Nebraska; Nashville, Tennessee & Columbia, South Carolina. This is the first total eclipse over the US mainland in 38 years.

Accommodations in the “swath of totality” have been reserved for months in advance. We were looking in January and there was little available. If you know someone who lives in or near the swath, it might be the time to invite yourself for a visit. Many communities are planning events surrounding the eclipse. One of the amazing things about a total eclipse is that you can see the stars, but they are not the stars you see at night. They are the stars they see at night halfway around the world. It is our winter sky. An observatory in the swath might offer some unique perspective.

The last one was February 26, 1979 over the northern US & southern Canada. Since the sun is 400 times the size of the moon and roughly 400 times farther from earth, they appear the same size when viewed from earth.

The next eclipse is coming much sooner than we had to wait for this one. Seven years from now on April 8, 2024, the swath of totality will arc from Texas through Buffalo, NY and eastern Canada.

On the infrequent occasions that their paths totally eclipse the sun from earth, the path of totality is the place to be. We almost got the urge to be there too late.

For further details, check out the NASA site which is planning to provide viewing of the eclipse online live from various locations in the swath of totality. | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


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ARTS & CULTURE August & September 2017 By Nanette Wiser CONCERTS & MUSIC

N a n e tt e R e c om m e nd s. . . Literary afternoons, tribute bands and the sounds of summer continue. Just because the kids go back to school, doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying Paradise. Come meet me August 19 at the Morean’s 100th Birthday Party and Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest where I will judge the sweetest event in town. See you around town! Ciao, baby —Nanette St. Pete Vintage Bash 8/6, 2 pm, The Hollander Hotel downtown, with old school motorcycles and sixties throwback attire. A Literary Afternoon Featuring Bob Dylan 8/6 3 pm at Neptune Grill hosted by Ink Tank at the Blueberry Patch Bay Harbor Cafe Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting 8/14 at 5 pm at Bay Harbor Hotel Pier Beer Nights through August 25 on Tuesday with various craft brewers and learn more learn about the new pier with one of the Pier architects. Aug.8 Cage Brewing, Aug. 15 Flying Boat Brewing, Aug. 22 Pinellas Ale Works. Don’t miss our features on two artsy festivals we love: Geckofest, Sept. 2 and the Shine Mural Project in October. One of our favorite bands plays the Vinoy’s Marchands on Fridays, but for a more low-key venue, go see them at Ruby’s Elixer Sept. 30 @10pm. We love Gloria West & The Gents full band featuring Stan Collins, James Suggs, Glenn Stevenson! Ruby’s also features jazz on Wednesday nights. FYI: For venue address, phone. website, check our Events Listings in the back of the magazine. For more events, check the listings in the back of Paradise News.

Aug. 5 Studio@620 - Avenue Icon: This “a funky 4-piece jam band freshly blends rock, blues, indie, pop, funk, jazz, .. anything your little heart desires.” The band is comprised of Brendon Porter on bass, Eric Yoder on guitar, K Sahagian on keyboards and drummer Max Crespo. The four site The Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Eagles of Death Metal and Cannibal Corpse as their musical influence, but they refuse to fit their sound into a box. Their sound is a definite crowd pleaser, with some R&B and funk influence, a bit of rock, and a bit of alternative.

The Mahaffey Theater: Get your tickets now for soul king Maxwell 9/1, MarlonWayans comedian 9/16, Tracy Morgan 11/5, Jethro Tull 11/9 and Preservation Hall presents: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet 11/21. On SPL’s must-see lists are An Evening with Bruce Hornsby 11/7 and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas w/Chip Davis 11/15. Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S., 727-893-7832;

Palladium/Side Door/Hough Hall: From jazz to sixties tributes and soul, this venue features 8/3 - Nate Najar & Phill Fest: BossaNova Guitars; 8/5 Show Biz Kids; 8/11 La Lucha Featuring Jeff Rupert & Marty Morell, Jazz; 8/12 Monday Monday: Tribute to the Mamas and the Papas, 60s Rock; 8/13 Gypsy Star, Folk Rock/World Music/Dance; 8/19 Soulful Strut: Lauren Mitchell & Ari and the Alibis, Blues; 9/14-17 Webb’s City: The Musical, The Concert Version; 9/23 FloridaBjorkestra: BUFFYFEST. 253 Fifth Ave. N, downtown St. Pete 727- 822-3590 my

Capital Theater: Sultry California surfer Chris Isaak brings his smooth rock ‘n’ roll Oct. 3.

Amalie Arena: The summer sizzles with concerts for every musical taste but we’ve got our eye on Ed Sheeran (8/29); Santana, Kendrick Lamar (9/1) and Katy Perry (12/15). Feld’s Disney On Ice presents Frozen Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Ruth Eckerd Hall: On Oct. 14, we’re planning a retro night at Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll. With a cast consisting of Broadway stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals and talented rock singers, Neil Berg tells the exciting and incredible story of the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever. From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 40’s, through the glory years of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, up until MTV in the early 80’s, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll tells fascinating stories. The show features groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars and groups such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin and more.

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FESTIVALS & PARTIES On Aug. 19, celebrate New Town Connections’ 2nd anniversary party at The Birchwood. Don your wings for the Sept. 30 - Butterfly Ball fundraiser at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Simmer & Sift: MFA’s ongoing culinary events feature celebrity chefs. Space is limited; reserve your spot now $40 person. • Aug. 23: Dual restaurantowner Greg Baker will present his old Floridainspired Demonstration. Baker, the chef-owner of Tampa’s The Refinery and Fodder & Shine, trained at Portland’s Western Culinary Institute and is passionate about Florida cuisine and maintaining partnerships with farmers. He was included in a cookbook by Chef Mario Batali and has been recognized in USA Today, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit & Edible Tampa Bay. • Sept. 27: Chef Norman Van Aken’s is the executive chef-owner of 1921 by Norman Van Aken and a James Beard semifinalist. He has been called “the culinary Titan of Florida” and is one of the founders of New American Cuisine. Van Aken has been featured everywhere from Jimmy Kimmel Live to The New York Times and has published five cookbooks. A book-signing will follow his demonstration Sept. 3: St. Petersburg 2nd Annual Crab & Music Festival: Family fun, yummy vendors and toe-tapping tunes from 1 -10 pm at the Albert Whitted Park. Nov. 12, Chowder Challenge IV returns! After a one year hiatus. This funraisingevent is put on by the Pass-a-Grille Woman’s Club and is bringing this festival back to Horan Park on St Pete Beach for a chef competition for who makes the best chowder! Not all chowder are created

equally, different receipes from around the world. Chef Tyson Grant (Parkshore Grill) will be the main celeberty judge along with, Chef Matthew Smith (The Hangar) & Chris Fernandez (Red Mesa) will select one winner and who will receive the coveted “Golden Ladle”. For info, & tickets visit www.ChowderChallenge Nov. 15-19 Et Cultura: A Festival of Creative Culture: This multi-day festival inviting national/ international innovators, future thinkers, musicians, filmmakers and artists to exchange ideas, collaborate and showcase their work alongside local artists and community leaders in a signature event hosted in Saint Petersburg, Florida one of the fast growing cities in America for Arts and Innovation! FILM In addition to Regal Films free for kids matinees, take the family to a splash fest at the Summer Dive-In Movies at St. Pete Rec. Pool and alfresco movies at Madeira Beach Rec Center. At Eckerd College, Olli resumes with fascinating performance art lectures and high-def opera on film.


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Saturday, August 19th • 12 pm to 3 pm A $15 entry fee allows each participant to enter one submission. A minimum of 4 delicious cupcakes are required for entry so the judges can taste each submission.

THEATER Ruth Eckerd 2017-18 Broadway series features Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago and for kids, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical as well as Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. American Stage Theater: • Sept. 10 @ 1pm: Enjoy an entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia on the history, context, and characters of The Royale. • Sept. 20-Oct. 15: The Royale by Marco Ramirez Charismatic African-American | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


ARTS & CULTURE boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson has a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as being knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” “The Sport” just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion. This stylized and stunning play about the life of an outsider in American culture explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one. 727-823-PLAY (7529) BoxOffice@American FreeFall Theater • Thru Aug. 13 - Marie Antoinette: Arresting play explores the cult of celebrity as the Kardashian of her time. Stunning multimedia historical shenanigans reign till it’s off with their heads. • Sept. 29-Oct. 22 – White Fang (written by Jethro Compton based on the novel of Jack London): 1898. Northwestern Canada. Deep in the forests of the Yukon Territory. After the massacre of her tribe, a young girl is rescued from the snow by an old huntsman from a nearby settlement who offers shelter and the strength to survive. Torn from centuries of tradition, facing a new and


violent land, she struggles to find her path in the world. An outsider to all, she discovers hope in the friendship of an abandoned wolf, White Fang. With this newfound alliance, the two unite with the land, learning the ways of her ancestors. Lethal with blade and bow, there are few who can match her skill in the wild. But when the time comes, and she faces the greatest challenge of all, will these skills be enough to make a difference? Will they be enough to survive? Studio @ 620 Sept. 14-23 Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out: This Tony Award winning play focuses on a star baseball player who comes out of the closet and the resulting reactions from his teammates. As the drama unfolds over the course of a baseball season, the play explores themes of homophobia, racism, class, and masculinity in sports. At the time of the writing of this play no Major League Baseball player had ever come out to the public during his career. This play is the dramatic exploration of what such an event might be like. Directed by Bob Devin Jones. OPERA & DANCE The St. Petersburg Opera Company: The devil made him do it! Faust comes to The Palladium Oct. 20-24, with two preview shows Oct. 1, 5 and 6.




Keep St. Pete Lit: Enjoy writing classes and open poetry mics at the Morean or book clubs at MFA, Aug. 10 @ 6:30 pm it’s time to discuss Sarah Gerard’s dynamic essay collection Sunshine State, which explores Florida as a microcosm of the most pressing economic & environmental perils haunting our society.

St. Petersburg Second Saturday Artwalk: Explore the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District from 5 to 9 p.m.

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 Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 Happy Hour with 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. • Sept 14: Bill Leavengood: Doc Webb and his World Famous Webb’s City which will be the focus of a musical coming to The Palladium; • Nov 9: Lynn Waddell: Fringe Florida

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. • On Friday, it’s Food Trucks at The Port for happy hour, where you can hang out with the maritime crowd & Rowdies folks. Sept. 2, 9 am St. Pete Side Lot: Come on out for the 1st Annual Side Lot End of Summer Sale! Vendors will be selling new and used items. Too many items to list! Enjoy the beats, eats and drinks for this family friendly day! Located next to Brocante Market and 3 Daughters Brewing! 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.,

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Shine Mural Festival October 5-14

By Nanette Wiser Bringing new murals and vibrant special events to our City of the Arts, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival has announced it will return for its third year bringing international artists from around the world as well as local muralists, such as the amazing Vitale Bros. In addition to featured artists such as Hueman from Los Angeles, Waone from Ukraine and Alex Yanes from Miami, there will be a locals-only wall, gallery exhibitions, bike tours and community projects. “Murals are reflective of a city that takes pride in its community,” says Shine Director and Co-Curator Leon Bedone (known as Tes One).

Arts Is Big Business More than 150 community leaders gathered in July to discuss the positive impact of Pinellas County’s arts and cultural organizations on our lifestyle, economy, education, workforce and health. The Regional Arts Summit is the first countywide collaboration among the five arts agencies serving the creative community with information, resources and ideas. The research and report, Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5, was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for arts in America. Established in 1960, they are dedicated to every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Creative Pinellas joined forces to focus on

In 2016, community projects included this mural by Creative Clay student Ali Vasquez with teaching artist  Todd Frain at Academy of Ballet Arts at 29th St and 1st Ave N. St. Pete. Lots of amazing locals also helped make this one happen including the support of Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky! The festival, which received widespread media accolades in its first year, is a non-profit public art project built in partnership between local artists and community members. SHINE illuminates the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue, and uniting the St. Petersburg community. Keep checking Facebook @ShineOnStPete for more information.

the economic impact of the arts for Pinellas County. The Arts Alliance conducted nearly 800 countywide audience intercept and organizational surveys throughout 2016, and examined budgets of non-profit cultural organizations for analysis by American for the Arts Economic Prosperity. The Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance and Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts joined with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance & Creative Pinellas to present the study’s results at the Regional Arts Summit Maximizing the Arts Economic Impact for Pinellas County on July 21, 2017. John Collins kicked off the meeting, welcoming guests and dignitaries, including County Commissioners Ken Welch and Karen Seel and leaders of most of the area’s museums arts organizations. Collins introduced the keynote speaker, Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy

at Americans for the Arts, the nation’s advocacy organization for the arts. Cohen presented the results of the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study, a key driver for raising the profile of the arts within communities and highlighting powerful economic contribution that the non-profit arts sector makes to tourism, employment and attracting young workers who want to live in a vibrant cultural community.

The Arts Is Big Business Only non-profit arts and cultural organizations were surveyed for this study. Surprisingly, these organizations represent $241 million industry in Pinellas County that supports 7,221 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $29.8 million in local and state government revenue. “Too often, we think of the arts as a charity, when in fact it’s a business with income that trickles down to all sectors of business in the county,” says Cohen. “We all know it improves | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


ARTS & CULTURE 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.

Pioneer Days An eyewitness account of the settlement and development of the Barrier Islands and Pass-a-Grille 1898–1940 By George Lizotte By Wayne Ayers Wayne Ayers, a local writer who has authored several books on local history. His latest has captured the essence of a bygone era. This book takes you from Spanish fishermen to the Tocobaga Indians. George Lizotte was an early settler, along with Captain Zephaniah Phillips. George pitched a tent to house workers that built his Hotel Bonhomie. This book gives a fascinating inside look at the start of the oldest tourist settlement on the west coast of Florida. ISBN: 978-59732-151-8 Available at Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, 115 10th Ave., St Pete Beach,

727.552.1610 Printed by Tampa Press, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813.253.6266


Studio@620 620 1st Avenue South, downtown St. Pete • Aug. 11-Sept. 2 Contem porary Icons – Portraits by Wayne Davis and Dimitri Lykoudis: Icons are everywhere, from television personalities to billboard advertisements, we are continually confronted with portraiture. This exhibition, pairing works from artists Wayne Davis and Dimitri Lykoudis, explores the roles modern icons hold in our society. Davis’ works are created after observing and reflecting on a given moment taken from a televised story line. Lykoudis’ series, “Secular Saints”, reflects on how portraiture promotes stereotypes and serves as a form of social reflection. Duncan McClellan Gallery: • Oct. 15 from noon-4 there will be glassblowing, brunch and lectures with Jonathan Swanz. • Oct. 14 from 5-9:30, there’s an artist’s reception for him with live music and good eats. 2342 Emerson Ave. South


ArtPool Gallery: Closed thru Aug. 29, reopens Aug. 30. Start planning your costume now for their annual Halloween bash and runway fashion Oct. 21; new this year, Ghostbusters! Morean Arts Center • Thru Aug. 19 – 99th Annual Members Show: The 2017 members exhibition includes nearly 250 works of art expressing a full spectrum of i mages and ideas through painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clay, mixed media, fiber, mosaic, glass and digital art, all from our gifted members. Our members are the heart and soul of the Morean, and we are proud to showcase their work during this time • Aug. 10 – Lunch & Learn 12:30 – 1:30pm: Morean staff members, including Beth Reynolds and Amanda Cooper, will discuss how to photograph your work for your portfolio or your website. Bring your lunch! RSVP • Sept. 8 - Oct. 29 – Artists Casey McDonough & Kenny Jensen: (in/af)finities probes the analogous and infinitely related structures of our universe, from the micro-

cosmic to the macrocosmic. Bryce Hammond’s Structure records evidence of human presence in manmade environments through first-hand observation of poverty culture. This data is compiled to pollinate and present diverse techniques of expression including participatory installation, voyeuristic sound and documentation through paintings and other art objects. Josette Urso’s More than Before showcases paintings, drawings & collages working directly and urgently in response to her immediate environment. For Urso, space is a malleable substance that she delights in manipulating acrobatically in a kind of gymnasium of mark making and image collision all governed by intuitive leaps of scale, color, and a wayward geometry. The Chihuly Collection: The Chihuly is 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 through Labor Day. 720 Central Ave., downtown St. Petersburg. 727-8227872

Tarpon Springs

Focus of New Film

If you noticed film crews in Tarpon Springs this summer, you might also have seen writer-directors’ and sisters Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis’ working on their first feature, EPIPHANY, an ensemble drama. EPIPHANY follows the story of Luka, a young girl desperate to connect with her negligent father in a Greek sponge diving town in Florida. While also struggling in her relationship with her pill-addicted uncle, Luka befriends an older man and slowly uncovers her family’s mysterious past. EPIPHANY is a story of familial love. This story lives on the sea and in the hearts of simple, hard-working people who struggle to maintain the important traditions of the past while striving for happiness in the present moment.

“As young adults, inspired by our personal experiences, we developed a script showcasing the town of Tarpon Springs and the intricacies of this small, tight-knit community and its extraordinary commitment to preserving Greek tradition. Growing up with a Greek immigrant father it was the only place that our father became fully alive, where he felt like he was home again,” says writer-directors’ Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis. “Epiphany is the next phase of our love story. Set around the transcending EPIPHANY celebration, which is an experience so cinematic and beautiful that it begs to be on screen, EPIPHANY is a character-driven tribute to the traditions, culture and struggles so unique to Greek-Americans.” The drama’s cast features: Caitlin Carmichael (WHEELMAN, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, DEXTER); Alex Dimitriades (THE SLAP, THE INFINITE MAN, GHOST SHIP); George Georgiou (GAME OF THRONES, MAMA MIA, THE MUMMY); Scottie Thompson (12 MONKEYS, STAR TREK, THE BLACKLIST); Burt Young (ROCKY, CHINATOWN, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA). EPIPHANY will be the second film the writer-director duo has completed together, the first being a short film entitled LYNN’S WAKE in 1999. The film was globally well received at several film festivals. The film is scheduled to be complete in 2018.

Arts Is Big Business cont’d our quality of life, but it also improves the financial health of a community.” Think of it this way, pointed out Cohen. He and his go on a date to the theater, spend money on a new tie his wife has purchased for him to go out, the theater tickets, gas for the car, dinner before the theater, parking and at the theater, a drink and t-shirt. That supports the businesses and also the folks that work in them—from bartender to parking valet, the printer and graphic designers who worked on the program, the banks and e-commerce folks who processed the ticket payment. “The arts are a powerful tool that help communities thrive while educating and enriching,” said Bill Goede, Tampa Bay market president for Bank of America, an Arts Summit sponsor. “The study and the Arts Summit help quantify and disseminate the value of a thriving arts county and will be useful in ensuring that our creative industries are sustained.”

The Arts Stimulate Tourism The arts attract tourists with spending dollars. “70% of all people that come for arts events and festivals are non-locals,” says Cohen. “When the city and county and state invest in the arts, they are investing in a product that benefits the local economy.” Non-resident attendees spent an average of 51 percent more per person than local attendees ($42.43 vs. $28.07) as a result of their attendance to cultural events. As would be expected from a traveler, higher spending was typically found in the categories of lodging, meals, and transportation. When a community attracts cultural tourists, it harnesses significant economic rewards. The Arts Improve Quality of Life It’s no surprise to the community. In fact, 83% of people surveyed said the arts is good for business, and 87% said it improves the quality of life.

Here’s what you might not know. The artsimproves academic performance and strengthens the health of a community. A UCLA researcher looked at 25,000 students. For those who participated in the arts, they had a better grade point average and a better attitude towards community engagement. For lower income students, the impact of the arts on their lives showed even a higher rate of improvement, which underscores the importance of funding arts programs and education in these schools. In healthcare, arts and music have been shown to reduce the length of hospital stays, reduced the use of pain and anxiety medications, reduced depression and improved recovery times. It could be a harpist or guitarist playing music. “Perhaps it’s not so odd that Apollo was the God of both music and healing,” quipped Cohen. Read the Summary: | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017



Florida CraftArt: 501 Central Avenue downtown St. Pete 727-821-7391

Efforts Continue When St. Petersburg City Theatre found itself overwhelmed by bills in 2016, the beloved arts organization was forced to cancel its 2016-17 season line-up. The community was not prepared to lose this cultural gem. Since the St. Petersburg City Theatre opened in 1925 as the Sunshine Players, it has enhanced the lives of actors and audience alike. As the theater’s mission states, “St. Petersburg City Theatre aims to enrich the individual lives and collective spirit of our diverse population through community-produced productions and educational experiences.” So the fans clapped their hands & organized #SAVECITYTHEATRE campaign, which has gained momentum in the last few months to revitalize and re-launch the theater group. The volunteers efforts are making a difference. Nick Schriver, owner of the Tampa landscape lighting company Decorating Elves, for example, and his team are using outdoor lighting to help transform the theater’s appeal and aesthetic appearance. Decorating Elves is proud to be donating all of the materials, time, and manpower to create a “lighting face lift” in the hopes of creating new interest for the theatre. Watch for auditions for “ A Christmas Carol “. Want to help? Become a member today at for as little as $20!


MUSEUMS Coming Soon: We can’t wait for the opening of Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement downtown at 4th Ave. North between Third and Fourth Streets and the Tom & Mary James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art at 100 Central Ave. St. Petersburg Museum of History: Weird Florida is on display in this glorious Alligators & Oddities exhibit, which features the TwoHeaded Calf, who will be named and enjoyed at the SPMOH fundraiser on Sept. 8. Museum of Fine Arts: -In addition to the Marly Music Series and the Skyway Contemporary Collaboration exhibit, there’s the MFA Thursday porch parties and on Nov. 11, the much-anticipated Star Wars™ and The Power of Costume exhibit opens. • Mark your calendar for the Stuart Society’s Smartly Dressed Fashion Fundraiser Oct. 18 and February Wine Weekend extravaganza The Dali Museum • Thru Sept. 24 -Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillada:


The exhibit presents more than 60 Chillida works including 16 sculptures, a largescale wall mural, numerous drawings and ‘gravitations,’ the artist’s unique approach to paper collage. • SPF 17/Arts Alive at the Dali Sept. 23 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Free admission for Pinellas County Residents (must show ID). Non-Pinellas residents who purchase regular-price admission will receive a voucher for a free return visit, good for all of October. • Oct. 18-Jan. 14 Dali and Schiaparelli: Presented in collaboration by The Dali Museum and Schiaparelli Paris will feature haute couture gowns and accessories, jewelry, paintings, drawings, objects and photos, as well as new designs by Bertrand Guyon for Maison Schiaparelli. • Feb. 18-May 2018 Dali/Duchamp: This special exhibition invites you to examine the relationship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. The first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists, Dali/Duchamp explores the common ground, both personal and aesthetic, shared by these two modern icons.

ART CONTESTS & CLASSES • Academy of Performing Arts: Fall schedule coming soon. Want to Tap Dance? Adult classes are being offered on Mondays, beginner/5pm & Intermediate/6pm. Reserve your spot, 727.350.4644 https://www.academyof • Creative Clay: Now in their new home in Grand Central. 1846 1st Ave. South •

Morean Arts Classes Take a drawing, photo or craft class or workshop. Call 727-822-7872 times/listings. http://www.moreanarts • 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

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” - Robert Alan

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PERFORMING ARTS Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay Times Forum) 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.301.6500 August 5 – Bolts Brew Fest 11 – Lionel Richie 12 – WWE Live 13 – John Mayer 19 – Monster Jam 29 – Ed Sheeran September 1 – Kendrick Lamar 8 – Chris Tucker w/D.L. Hughley 20 – Mumford & Sons 23 – The Spin Stops Here Tour 29, 30 – Disney on Ice Frozen October 1 – Disney on Ice Frozen 15 – Scorpions 19 – Bruno Mars 20 – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill American Stage 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 727.823.7529 ER[RI¿FH#DPHULFDQVWDJHRUJ August 2 – 6 – Sex With Strangers 6 – Hawk & Wayne 11 – Vince di Mura September 10 – IMPROV: House Teams Live! 20 – 30 – The Royale October 4 – 15 – The Royale 22 – IMPROV: House Teams Live! A Simple Theater The Biniger Theater, Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.864.7811 Asolo Repertory Theatre NEW 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 800.361.8388 August 8 – 27 – Double Indemnity Capitol Theatre 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater 727.791.7400 August 4 – Beres Hammond 23 – Andrew Dice Clay 25 – Peter White & Euge Groove

September 3 – Delta Rae 8 – Adam Ant 9 – Steve Earle & the Dukes 16 – Thunder from Down Under 24 – Psychedelic Furs October 7 – Jesse Cook 14 – Laurie Morgan 20 – Clearwater Jazz After Party

Gulfport Community Players Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S, Gulfport

Catherine Hickman Theater 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.893.1070

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 N, Tampa 813.740.2446 August 1 – Nickelback 2 – Foreigner w/Cheap Trick 18 – The Future HNDRRXX Tour 15 – Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows 18 – Jason Aldean 19 – Linkin Park September 5 – Green Day 8 – Ruff Ryders 13 – Depeche Mode 16 – Brad Paisley 24 – Zac Brown

Central Park Performing Arts Center 105 Central Park Dr., Largo 727.587.6793 August 4, 5 – Disney’s Lion King Jr. 12 – The Original Beastie Boys Tribute 31 – Gerald Albright September 1 – Inner Circle 8 – 10 – Oliver 15 – 17 – Oliver 22 – Jack Russell’s Great White 28 – Terri Clark October 19 – A Math Street Musical 20, 21 – Bones Eight O’Clock Theatre 105 Central Park Drive, Largo 727.587.6793 Francis Wilson Playhouse 302 Seminole St., Clearwater 727.446.1360 August 17 – September 3 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat freeFall Theatre Company 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.498.5205 August 2 – 13 – Marie Antoinette September 29, 30 – White Fang October 4 – 22 – White Fang Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota 941.552.5325 August 12, 13 – Maria Wirries Birthday Concert

M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa (Music Acting Dance Theatre of Tampa) 813.386.6173 October 5 – 22 – Disaster!

Patel Conservatory 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa Dance / Theater / Music / Adult Classes 813.222.1002 August 2 – End-of-Summer Music Blowout 4 – Popular Dance Summer Intensive 4 – 6 – Showstoppers: Once Upon a Dream 11 – Summer Evening of Dance Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park August 12 – Sounds of Soul Tribute to Motown September 16 – Rockin’ Oldies 50s 60s Show October 14 – Beatles Tribute Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater 727.791.7400 August ±'RQDOG)DJDQ 7KH1LJKWÀ\HUV 11 – Australian Pink Floyd Show 18 – Graceland Presents Elvis Live September 10 – Bryan Adams at Coachman Park 14 – Mutlu ±WK$QQXDO*DOD%HQH¿W

16 – Make America Rock Again 17 – Peppa Pig Live! 17 – Sammy Hagar at Coachman Park 20 – Luis Fonzi 21 – Brian Regan 22 – UB40 Legends Ali Astro Mickey October 11 – Yes: Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman 12 – Bill Engvall 13 – Shopkins Live! 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 September 22 – October 8 – The Marvelous Wondrettes Straz Center 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa 813.229.STAR August 3 – 6 – Carly Churchill’s Cloud 9 8 – 13 – Motown The Musical 12 – Pole for a Purpose 17 – Latin Nights ±-DPHV3DQQR¿QR 30, 31 – The Flick September 1 – 24 – The Flick 12 – John Moreland 14 – Latin Nights 19 – 24 – RENT 23 – Christopher Titus, Amerigeddon 29, 30 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 30 – Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show October 1 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 7 – Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen 7 – Silly Sam the Music Man 11 – Chris Thile 12 – The Naked Magicians 16 – Michael McDermott 18 – November 12 – Threepenny Opera 19 – Neil DeGrasse Tyson The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Tea dances run October through May September 8 – Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair October 8 – Tampa Bay Bridal Show 10 – Tampa Bay Senior Expo | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


Saturday, August 12 – 10th Annual Gecko Crawl 4 – 9 pm, $20/$25, Gulfport Historic Waterfront, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Admission includes one drink per location, poker run and after party. Tickets available at Gulfport Welcome Center and Gulfport Beach Bazaar. Contact Barbara Banno at %EDQQR#JPDLOFRP. Saturday, August 12 – 97X Craft Beer Experience 4 pm, $35/$40, Mahffey Theater Lobby, 400 1st St. S, Bayfront Center St. Petersburg. Sample and savor the best craft beer from around the nation. Admission includes a commemorative cup. Saturday, August 12 – Second Saturday ArtWalk 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. Saturday, August 12 – Sounds of Soul Tribute to Motown 8 pm, $15/$20, Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Back by popular demand! The Sounds of Soul return with The FWB Band, in the nation’s hottest Motown and beyond show. Saturday, August 12 – St Pete Coffee Tour 9 am, $30, Locations vary. Visit several local coffee shops and sample their newest and most exciting coffee offerings while learning a little bit about coffee and meeting new friends. Thursday, August 17 – Walking Tour – Historic Gulfport with a Literary Twist! 7 – 8:15 pm, Free SPP Members / $10 Non-members, Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. Tour goers will learn about the history of Gulfport from tour guide Cathy Salustri, accomplished author, while gaining inspiration from local writers reading from their works. Reservations recommended. Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, September 3 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday / 2 pm Sunday, $26 Adult / $15 Student, Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. This classic, irresistible family musical is a colorful reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. 727.446.1360 Friday, August 18 – St. Pete Road Runners 5K Beach Race Series #3 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. Friday, August 18 – Zumba Fitness Glow Party 7 – 8 pm, $10 Members / $15 Non-members, Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Light up the night with your family and friends participating in the largest Zumba Glow Party. Proceeds go to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. ZZZVHHZLQWHUFRPHYHQW]XPED¿WQHVVJORZSDUW\



The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St. S, Bayfront Center St. Petersburg, 727.892.5767 August 6 – The Isley Brothers 11 – Craft Beer Experience Dinner 12 – 97X Craft Beer Experience 18 – La La Land in Concert September 1 – Maxwell 28 – John Mulaney October 6 – Bill Burr The Palladium 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.822.3590 August 3 – Nat Najar & Phil Fest 5 – Music of Steely Dan 11 – La Lucha 12 – A Tribute to the Mamas and the Papas 13 – Gypsy Star 19 – Lauren Mitchell & Ari and the Alibis 20 – CAL | Supertramp: Breakfast in America 26 – Whitney James September 9 – The Sound of Gospel 14 – 17 – Webb’s City: The Musical 23 – Buffyfest: The Florida Björkestra 26 – Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Van Wezel 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.953.3368 August 25 – Jah Movement Reggae Band September 8 – Tony Bennett 15 – Reverend Barry & the Funktastic Tour West Coast Players 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater 727.437.2363 PZFSOD\HUV#JPDLOFRP August 4 – 20 – It Runs in the Family September 22 – 30 – The Rocky Horror Show October 1 – 8 – The Rocky Horror Show

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) August 2 – Coffee with a Curator

3 – Cult Classics: Edward Scissorhands 5 – Film Series: Camille Claudel 26 – Film Series: Rivers and Tides 31 – ArtFlix: Chillida, Art & Dreams September 23 – SPF 17/Arts Alive at the Dali Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 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 August 6 – Courage & Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers Through August 6 – Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 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 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 Through October 15 – Skyway August 4 – Amadeus 10 – Gallery Walk & Talk – Portraits 15 – Conversation About Skyway 18 – Angels in America Pt. 1 24 – Gallery Walk & Talk – Fabulous Food September 1 – Angels in America Pt. 2 15 – Rosencrantz & Guilderstern Are Dead

23 – Museum Day Live 28 – Gallery Walk & Talk – Art of Our Time October 18 – RIAF 2018 First Night: WANTED 19, 20 – Portraits in Motion 19, 20 – ensemblene wSRQ: Program One 19, 20 – eVenti Verticali: WANTED 19, 20 – James McGinn: Ing an Die 19 – 21 – Monica Bill Barnes & Company 19 – 21 – White Rabbit Red Rabbit Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.4638 Thursday PM adm. $5 after 5 pm Through September 4 – Dorothy Height’s Hats Through October 1 – Skyway August 9 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 17 – Porch Party 20 – Steven Prutsman, piano 23 – Greg Baker 27 – University of Tampa Faculty Ensemble September 13 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 21 – Porch Party 27 – Norman Van Aken October 11 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton 18 – Porch Party

Tarpon Springs Railroad Depot Historical Museum 160 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs Free admission 727.943.4624 www.tarponspringsareahistorical


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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

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum 3301 Gateway Centre, Pinellas Park Unique collection of vintage cars & vehicles. 727.579.8226

Bloom Art Center & Olesen Art Gallery 910 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg This gallery is permanently closed.

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 Through September 24 – Skyway Through October 22 – Photorealism Through November 12 – Art-a-Porter: Susanne Bartsch August 19 – Silent Disco September 9 – CITY 2017

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USF Contemporary Art Museum 3821 USF Holly Dr., Tampa, 33620 813. 974.4133 – Info 813.974.2849 exhibitions.html August 21 thru October 8 – David Claerbout

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.1052 September 8 – Two Headed Calf Festival 9 – The Raising of Webb’s City Mermaid 14 – Happy Hour w/the Historian

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St, Tampa 813.228.0097 August 15 – Tap Talks: Invasion Pale Ale

Book Parties & Events

Blank Slate Gallery 538 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.312.5700

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 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 October 5 – 16 – American Craft Week Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center 1846 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.825.0515 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


Saturday, August 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100th Birthday Party and Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest Noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm, $5, Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St, S, St. Petersburg. Cast your ballots for St. Petersburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best cupcake as part of the Morean Arts Center Centennial Celebration. cupcake-contest Saturday, August 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colorful Caladiums 10:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 am, Included in paid admission or membership, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Find out how to extend caladiumsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; southern tropical charm well beyond the summer months. Caladium plants and bulbs for sale. 727.892.5715 Saturday, August 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monte Carlo Casino Night 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 pm, $50, Madeira Beach Community Center, 200 Rex Pl., Madeira Beach. This glitz â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; glam event has Casablanca as this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme. Dress up or come as you are. Live auction. Saturday, August 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Silent Disco 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 pm, $25 to $40, Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Listeners will only hear the music being played on their selected station for a personalized experience. All funds raised will support K-12 student educational visits to the Tampa Museum of Art. Saturday, August 19 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. YLVLWJXOISRUWÃ&#x20AC;RULGDFRP Sunday, August 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Music in the Marley: Steve Prutsman, piano 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, $15 Members and Students / $25 Non-members, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg. Prutsman moves with ease from classical to jazz to world music continuing his exploration in music of all cultures and languages. 727.896.2667 Monday, August 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beach Chair Eclipse Viewing 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 pm, Free, St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach. Bring your beach chair and the library will provide the Eclipse Glasses (available at the library August 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5). For information on this and other programs and events, visit Wednesday, August 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Summer & Sift: Greg Baker 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 pm, $40 MFA Members / $50 Non-members, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg. Feast on culinary masterpieces with DFRRNLQJGHPRQVWUDWLRQE\WKHFKHIFRRZQHURI7DPSD¶V7KH5H¿QHU\DQG Fodder & Shine. 727.894.4638 Wednesday, August 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness Anniversary Celebration 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 pm, Free, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 6990 Gulf Blvd., 6W3HWH%HDFK)RRGFRFNWDLOVGHPRQVWUDWLRQVUDIÃ&#x20AC;HSUL]HVDQGPRUH RSVP 727.381.3456 or email PLFKDHO#WKULYHFKLURÃ&#x20AC;FRP Thursday, August 24th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Senior Bus Trip: Hard Rock Casino 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm, $8 Residents / $10 Non-residents. Madeira Beach Recreation Department, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. Price does NOT include lunch. 727. 392.0665



Crossroads Gallery St. Pete College â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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

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

Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 34698 727.298.3322 More than 100 classes offered Scholarships available August 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wearable ART thirteen

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Art Snap

Florida CraftArt Gallery 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.7391 ZZZÃ&#x20AC;RULGDFUDIWDUWRUJ Second Saturday ArtWalk Mural Walk on Saturdays Through August 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Creatures: Wild & Wooly August 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Show

Morean Arts Center for Clay at the Train Station 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.821.7162 Fridays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday Night Clay Sundays for Families 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm Second Saturday ArtWalk

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 Avant-garde jazz  ¿UVW6DWXUGD\HDFKPRQWK Spoken Word last Sunday each month Gulf Coast Artists Alliance 727.738.8010 ZZZJFDDÃ&#x20AC;RUJ Two Locations in St. Petersburg St. Pete Artworks / Avenue 5 Studios Red Cloud Indian Arts 214 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 727.821.5824 Ringling College of Art & Design 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.7563 Stirling Studios & Art Gallery 730 Broadway (2nd Floor) Studio 12, Dunedin Studio@ 620 620 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.895.6620 August 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Avenue Icon 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Poetry Open Mic September 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Poetry Open Mic

Pinellas Park Art Society Park Station Building 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park 727.360.4406 Pinotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anything Goes Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Acrylic Painting Friday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Portrait Workshop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 ArtWalk. 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. August 11 – Parents’ Night Out 13 – Great Connections 14 – 18 – Totally Tots 21 –25 –Totally Tots September 4 – Labor Day Fun 8 – Parents’ Night Out 10 – Great Connections 11, 18, 25 – Closed 23, 24 – Superhero Saturday and Sunday October 2, 9 – Closed 7 – October Family Fun Fest 8 – Great Connections 13 – Parents’ Night Out 16 – School’s Out Camp 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 Through August 13 – Cardboard Space Adventure August 5, 6 – All-American Eclipse Festival 12, 13 – All-American Eclipse Festival Replay Amusement Museum 119 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs An Interactive museum with 100 pinball games, video games and other amusements from the past.

MUSIC Clearwater Jazz Holiday October 19 – 22 Tickets now available Florida Orchestra 727.662.7286 ZZZÀRULGDRUFKHVWUDRUJ See venues for dates – Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall & David Straz Performing Arts Center

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. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus Music Center 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.341.4360

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Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society 727.596.7142 Wednesdays – Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island Tampa Bay Symphony 727.827.8087 Performances in various locations The Blue Parrot Café 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach 727.368.9619 Every Monday TomKats Jazz Orchestra The Hangar Restaurant 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg 727.823.7767 Every Monday of month Jazz Jam

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Friday, August 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Fridayâ&#x20AC;? Summer Stroll 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 pm, Free, Downtown Corey Avenue (74th Ave.), St. Pete Beach. Shop late and enjoy live music, tastes and treats at our local shops, dining or nightcaps at our area restaurants, bars, and breweries. Saturday, August 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9th Annual Gecko Ball 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 pm, $35, Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Live music, dancing, full cash bar, catered cuisine, live and silent auctions, costume contest, Gecko Queen Coronation. Saturday, August 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search 9 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 pm, Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting 200 volunteer snorkelers to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay. Register at Saturday, August 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wearable ART thirteen 8:30 pm, $55 to $95, Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Showcases a growing contingent of artists working in fashion related ways. Pre and post parties $10. 727.298.3322 Sunday, August 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rays Watch Party 2:15 pm, $10 Parking, TradeWinds Island Resorts, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Watch the Rays vs the St. Louis Cardinals on a huge screen directly on the beach. Food and beverages available for purchase. Bring your own beach towels and beach chairs. Thursday, August 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2017 Good â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Burger Awards 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 pm, State Theater, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The Good â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Burger Awards honor businesses, organizations and individuals in greater St. Pete who are making a positive impact in the community. Friday, September 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Friday Downtown 5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Central Ave., between 2nd & 3rd Streets, St. Petersburg. Monthly street party with music, food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds EHQHÂżW%UHDNIDVW2SWLPLVWV&OXEZZZÂżUVWIULGD\VWSHWHFRP Friday, September 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gulfport First Friday 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 Saturday, September 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17th Annual Gecko Fest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Geckostockâ&#x20AC;? 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Annual street festival ÂżOOHGZLWKPXVLFVWUHHWSHUIRUPHUV vendors and the quirky walking parade with prizes for costumes. Celebrating the 1969 Woodstock Festival with hippie-themed festivities. Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Crafty Fest 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm, Free, Art Pool Galleries, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. All locally made, vintage and creative items for sale including Etsy artists.



Sarasota Opera House 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.359.0099 ext.101 August 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HD: Otello 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HD: Swan Lake 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HD: Cavalleria/Pagliacci 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tales of a Lovable Thief 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HD: Faust September 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Taste of Downtown 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HD: Abduction from Seraglio The Pinellas Opera League Socialize and be entertained First Wednesday each month October â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June SLQHOODVRSHUDOHDJXH#JPDLOFRP

DANCING Florida West Ballet D1RWIRUSURÂżW3UH3URIHVVLRQDO Performing Arts Company 616 4th St. N, St. Petersburg ZZZĂ&#x20AC;RULGDZHVWEDOOHWRUJ Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport More information on Casino events or rental availability 727.893.1070. Every Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Swing First and third Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ballroom Second Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dinner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $8 727.360.0584 for dinner reservations 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dancing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $6 (Members) $8 (Non Members) The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 727.892.5715 Tea Dance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st & 3rd Wed. of month October through May

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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 Sunscreen Film Festival ZZZVXQVFUHHQÂżOPIHVWLYDOFRP 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat, 9 pm 6SLWĂ&#x20AC;UH7KHDWHU 14 18th St. S, St. Petersburg ZZZVSLWÂżUHWKHDWHUFRP Formerly Unscripted Theatre Sportyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Funniest Man Aliveâ&#x20AC;?

ECO / ZOOS / AQUARIUMS Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg 727.893.7326 Tram Tours Saturdays, Guided Tours, Classes August 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pioneer Open House Brooker Creek Preserve 3940 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs 727.453.6800 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 August 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zumba Fitness Glow Party

Shell Key Shuttle & Sunset Cruises 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Merry Pier 727.360.1348 Dog friendly cruises on special dates.

Egmont Key Shuttle Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marina, Ft. DeSoto Co. Park $20 RSVP 727.867.6569 727.893.2627

StarLite Dining Yachts Clearwater and St. Pete Beach 727.462.2628 Afternoon & evening cruises, dining & dancing, entertainment, full bar, sightseeing.

Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.273.4000 ZZZĂ&#x20AC;DTXDULXPRUJ Fort De Soto Park Tierra Verde 727.552.1862 desoto.htm Guided Nature Walks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 Mote Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota 941.388.4441 Science, Education, Aquarium September 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Teach-a-Kid Fishing & Ecology Clinic 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 Seaside Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores 727.391.6211 FREE /DUJHVWQRQSURÂżWZLOGELUGKRVSLWDO sanctuary. Donations accepted. Tours. Weedon Island Preserve 727.453.6500 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg August 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rainwater Harvesting Workshop September 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oil Spill Science

ON THE WATER Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center Located behind Dolphin Village 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.7411 Sailing, Fishing, Motor Cruising, Sunset Sails


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Sunday, September 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Petersburg 2nd Annual Crab & Music Festival 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, Free, Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Family oriented, Fun and food for everyone. events/1877376002526112 Monday, September 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Labor Day Fun 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 pm, All activities are included in admission/membership, One free admission to DOO¿UVWUHVSRQGHUVDQGPHPEHUVRIWKHPLOLWDU\ DFWLYHDQGUHWLUHG *UHDW Explorations Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Summer and patriotic-themed games and crafts. 727.821.8992 Tuesday, September 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stroke Support Club ±SP)UHH1RUWKVLGH+RVSLWDO0HGLFDO2I¿FH%XLOGLQJ6XLWH 6006 49th St. N, St. Petersburg. A free monthly Stroke Support Group to offer advice and provide shared experiences. Registration: 888.741.5122 or Friday, September 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two Headed Calf Festival 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, $30/$40, St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Celebrate the true weirdness of St. Petersburg with live music, food trucks, craft & domestic beer and admission to the Alligators & Oddities exhibit highlighted by nearly 100-year-old two headed calf. 727.894.1052 Saturday, September 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eat Rich, Play Dirty 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm, $100, Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Delicious and decadent tasting stations by all of your favorite local restaurants, rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; live music and hands-on creative fun! Saturday, September 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturday ArtWalk 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Florida West Coast Orchid Society Sale 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm Saturday / 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm Sunday, $5, Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Largest orchid sale in the Tampa Bay area. Browse thousands of orchids for sale from quality vendors and learn about orchid culture from experts. Contact Stuart Fraser at 727.742.0461 or 6)UDVHU#DROFRP. Sunday, September 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I Love The 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: The Party Continues Tour 6:30 pm, $44 to $245, Al Lang Stadium, 203 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Monday, September 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Senior Solos Pot Luck 1:30 pm, $2, Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St N, Pinellas Park. All single seniors 55+ are welcome. Wally 727.544.7183. ORLVMROOH\#DROFRP Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Pete Art & Fashion Week Various times and venues, $10 to $79. VIP Opening Night Party, Making of the Runway, Art Inspired Trunk Show, Runway Fashion Show. 50




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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). September 9, 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Orchid Sale Garden Club St. Petersburg 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg Diane Shafer, VKDIHUG#JPDLOFRP 727.347.6649 August 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dig In 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Creative Ways to Mount Tillandsias Ikebana International Chapter 65, St. Petersburg Chapel On The Hill Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole Meetings 3rd Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 pm, September to May. Ikebana â&#x20AC;&#x201C; centuries old art of -DSDQHVHÃ&#x20AC;RUDODUUDQJLQJ Info â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hotline 727.729.9445 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota 941.366.5731 Mondays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yoga in the Garden August 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Visual Poetry 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Orchids 101 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Garden Friendly Bamboo 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Juried Photographic Exhibition 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gelli Plate Printing 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Behind the Scenes Photography 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Watercolor Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls Seasoned Sowers Garden Club Gulfport Senior Center Patio, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.893.5657 Meetings1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 am Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Adult and Child Horticultural Workshops August 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Frogs and Toads! 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Colorful Caladiums

St. Petersburg Bridge Club 9103 US 19N, Pinellas Park Games, Lessons, & Seminars. M â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 CafĂŠ NEW 3rd Monday monthly, Neptune Grille, 5501 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Support for those suffering from dementia and their loved ones. RSVP VHQVRO#VHQLRUVPLOH com or FDWHPFDUW\#JPDLOFRP 0LOLWDU\2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUV$VVRFLDWLRQ of St. Petersburg 3rd Friday monthly. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd., Gulfport. Social hour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 am. OXQFK VKRUWSURJUDP0LOLWDU\2IÂżFHUV that are retired, active duty or former RIÂżFHUVDQGWKHLUVSRXVHVRUZLGRZV invited. Reservations 727.360.2936 0LOLWDU\2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUV:LYHV&OXE 2nd Tuesday monthly Oct. to May. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N & Ulmerton, Clearwater RSVP necessary 727.812.4868 Military Order of World Wars (Clearwater Chapter) 1st Tuesday Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair. Social: 11:30 am. lunch & program. 0LOLWDU\2IÂżFHUVUHWLUHGDFWLYH GXW\IRUPHURIÂżFHUVVSRXVHVZLGRZV LTC George Smith 727.786.5578 FKDUODQQPDVRQ#JPDLOFRP GPDVRQ#JPDLOFRP National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 259 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clearwater 727.510.9472 No meeting July and August National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Ch. # 1140 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4th Wed. monthly. Spouses & guests welcome. Ostomy Support Group Learn all about the life changing procedure. Guest speakers. Last Sunday each month 2 pm. St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Auditorium 727.657.0998 3DVV$*ULOOH6KXIĂ H%RDUG (Jan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April) Tues/Thurs/Sat, 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon Pass-A-Grille Park 9 & 10th Ave. Member $20/yr, Open to Public. Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches Tuesdays, Noon, Guests welcome. The Club at Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Bill England, 727.347.0386

Rutgers Club Tampa Bay 1st Thursday monthly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 except July and August â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

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 ZZZVRQVRÂżWDO\VSRUJ Dining Room Closed May 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sept 26 St. Pete Beach Music Club Suntan Art Center 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Music ensemble Tuesdays 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 am. $5 per session. Boomwhacker Ensemble Thursdays 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. August 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Pete Beach Race Series #3

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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

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6W3HWHUVEXUJ6KXIĂ H%RDUG Fridays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N, Free. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 pm. A hip twist on an old game. 727.822.2083 ZZZVWSHWHVKXIĂ&#x20AC;HFRP Swiss Club 11:45 am, 2nd Saturday monthly, The Club At Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. 727.367.4511 The Clearwater St. Pete Ski Club 2nd Tuesday Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza & Deli Station, 13560 49 St., Clearwater Pinellas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Ski Club The Contemporaries Support Group of Members of Museum of Fine Arts. Monthly lectures, JDWKHULQJVDQGÂżHOGWULSVVXSSRUWLQJ 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) /RFDODIÂżOLDWHRIWKHLQWHUQDWLRQDO group, Society of Decorative Painters. ZZZKSGDĂ&#x20AC;FRP ZZZKSGDSUH]#YHUL]RQQHW

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Thursday, September 14 – Happy Hour with the Historian 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Included in admission fee, St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Come hear the story of Doc Webb and his world’s most unusual drugstore as told by Bill Leavengood. 727.894.1052

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

Treasures by the Sea Church by the Sea 495 137th Ave., Madeira Beach 727.391.7706 10 am – 2 pm Tues., Thurs., & Sat.

Thursday, September 14 – Movies in the Park Announcement Party 6:30 – 8 pm, Free, The Ale & The Witch, 111 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Get the scoop on what movies will be showing on the big outdoor screen and what bands will be playing in the park.



Bay Pines Toastmasters Wed. 5:15 – 6:30 pm. Free. Bldg. 20 behind VA Hospital Jill Haseltine 727.893.7838 baypinestoastmasters.toast

Business & Professional Women’s Club 1st & 3rd Thurs., 11:30 am, 400 Beach Dr., St. Petersburg 727.471.8248

&RRO¶1&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

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

Friday, September 15 – St. Petersburg Asian Lantern Fest 6 – 10 pm, Free, Port St. Pete, 250th Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Enjoy some of the best food truck fare around at the future home of the Marine Discovery Center. Live music. Tour the Sir Winston Cruise Ship. Saturday, September 16 – Rockin’ Oldies 50s 60s Show 8 pm, $15/$20, Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. The Crests, featuring the electrifying voice of Tommy Mara, recreate the blissful harmonies and outstanding musical arrangements responsible for a myriad of million dollar hits. Saturday, September 16 – St. Pete Glitter Queens’ 6th Annual Royal Ball 7 – 11 pm, $75, St Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. Dinner, dancing, a silent auction, entertainment, live music DQGDFDVKEDU$GYDQFHGWLFNHWSXUFKDVHUHTXLUHG$OOSURFHHGVEHQH¿WWKH Beth Dillinger Foundation. Saturday, September 16 – 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 late. YLVLWJXOISRUWÀRULGDFRP

Gulfport Toastmasters Wednesday 6:15 – 7:30 pm, Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S 727.537.9098 LQIR#JXOISRUWWRDVWPDVWHUVFRP

Sunday, September 17 – Gulfport Peace, Love & Women Music Festival 4 pm, $20/$25, Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. A spectacular showcase of critically acclaimed women performers with rebellious original rock-and-roll sounds to award-winning get-on-your-feet-and-dance R & B.

St. Petersburg Club #2284 Public speaking organization help! Tuesdays, 6:15 – 8:30 pm. Hope Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1801 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg

Monday, September 18 – Chamber Golf Tournament 1:00, The Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. For further information and to RSVP, contact the TIMB Chamber at 727.360.4121.


Wednesday, September 20 – 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: 888.741.5122 or

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

Saturday, September 23 – SPF 17/Arts Alive at the Dali 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free admission for Pinellas County Residents (must show ID). Non-Pinellas residents who purchase regular-price admission will receive a voucher for a free return visit, good for all of October. Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 – Superhero Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 2 pm Saturday / Noon – 4 pm Sunday, All activities are included in admission/membership, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Tap into your own superpowers and perfect your superhero look. 727.821.8992 52

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,


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

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 August 4 – First Friday Art & Gallery Walk 4 – Art Gecko Show Opening Reception 12 – 10th Annual Gecko Crawl 17 – Walking Tour 19 – Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk 26 – 9th Annual Gecko Ball

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 Sr. Ctr., 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727. 893.2237 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 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm, October thru May Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 Baum Ave., St. Petersburg 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm, June thru September State Theater, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

VOLUNTEER AARP Tax Aide Varying responsibilities. Daystar Life Center 226 6th St. S, St. Petersburg Variety of volunteer positions available to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in Pinellas County. Information sessions held the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. 727.498.8794 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

Love Thy Neighbor helping make our community better Joanne Braccio, President

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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#VWSHWHUVEXUJ 727.821.1200 X 114 Tampa Bay Watch 727.867.8166 ext. 233 UDUQGW#WDPSDED\ZDWFKRUJ August 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Great Bay Scallop Search

YOGA / SPIRITUAL All Care Health Center NEW 8900 Park Blvd. Seminole 727.767.0950 Sit, Pilates, Circuit Training, Corrective Exercise, Yoga, Personal Training, Acupunture 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

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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.sacredlandspreservation 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 ZZZWUHHRĂ&#x20AC;LIH\RJDRUJ Four studios. Addiction Recovery, Prenatal, Cancer Survivor Yoga. YOGA FOR A CAUSE! Get healthy and support Florida West %DOOHWD1RWIRUSURÂżW3UH3URIHVVLRQDO 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 Local Events Posted Online!

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Tierra Verde – Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boats to participate in the Great Bay Scallop Search, Saturday, August 26. The event is a resource monitoring program where community volunteers snorkel to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay. The event has been conducted annually since 1993 with the goal to monitor and document the health and status of the local bay scallop population. Tampa Bay Watch aims to have 40 volunteer boaters with more than 180 participants at search selected sites for the elusive bay scallops. Volunteers with shallow draft boats are needed for the event. Go to for more information. Some years, volunteers find many scallops and other years they don’t. Factors that may affect the scallop population include water quality, red tide, high rainfall and storms. An all-time high for the event was 674 scallops, found in 2009. Bay scallops, disappeared from Tampa Bay in the early 1960s when the bay water was highly polluted from dredging operations and industrial and municipal wastes. Tampa Bay’s water quality and

seagrass beds have since improved to levels that will once again support the bay scallop population. In fact, a 2014 research by Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Surface Water Improvement and Management Program states that Tampa Bay now supports 40,295 acres of seagrass beds, an equivalent amount of seagrass measured as in the 1950s. Reservations required for the Great Bay Scallop Search. Registered scallop searchers will meet Saturday, August 26 at 9 am at the Fort De Soto Boat Ramp in Tierra Verde to receive survey equipment and instructions for the monitoring event. At each site, a weighted transect line 50 meters in length is laid along seagrass beds. Snorkelers count scallops along each side of the transect line, within one meter of each side, creating a 100 square meter survey area. The 2016 Scallop Search is sponsored by the Sea World Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. For more information on events, volunteering or becoming a member, call 727-867-8166 or visit

IV Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Celebrity Judges - 2017… Chef Tyson Grant - Parkshore Grill Matthew Smith - The Hangar Chris Fernandez - Red Mesa

____________ chefs vs chefs vie for “Golden Ladle”

A fund raising event put on by the

Pass-A-Grille Woman’s Club - Benefiting Gulf Beaches Historical Museum Veterans & more. | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


Manatees Courtesy of Tampa Bay Watch As you enjoy our beautiful Tampa Bay and surrounding waters be mindful of boating speed zones to protect manatees. Although the manatee species’ status was changed from endangered to threatened in March of 2017, there was a record number of manatees killed in Florida by boaters in 2016, so it’s imperative to obey speed zones. Manatee protection rules are established by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to restrict the speed and operation of vessels to protect manatees from being injured. Other tips for boaters from FWC include: • using marked channels when boating. • Manatees have shown signs that they avoid heavy boat traffic areas. • Wear polarized sunglasses while operating a boat to make it easier to see an object beneath the surface and the “swirling” that occurs when manatees dive. • Give a proper lookout when boating to be aware of what is in front of or near your vessel.

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Always look out for wildlife, other boaters, dive flags, swimmers or other obstructions while on the water. Today’s estimated population of 6,620 Florida manatees is a dramatic turnaround from the 1970s, when just a few hundred individuals remained, but it’s still crucial to obey speed zones to protect them from injury and death. You can help make a difference by participating in coastal cleanup events and recycling monofilament fishing line. Tampa Bay Watch organizes three large-scale Coastal Cleanups per year and sees these projects as an important way to locally deal with an international problem. Cleaning up human-generated trash as well as marine debris that floats onto the shorelines from Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico protects wildlife from unnecessary injury or death. Fishing line can take over 500 years to decompose. So improper disposal continues to pose a threat to wildlife for a very long time. Tampa Bay

Watch has 175 fishing line recycling stations or “monotubes” around Tampa Bay to encourage the proper disposal of line. In 2016, with the help of volunteers, 434 miles of line was collected and sent (93 pounds of line) to Berkley Fishing Conservation Institute to be recycled into fishing equipment or artificial fish habitats. Learn more on how you can make a difference in protecting and restoring Tampa Bay by visiting Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompassing over 400 square miles of open water and 2,300 square miles of highly- developed watershed. Tampa Bay Watch involves more than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers each year in hands-on-habitat restoration projects.

For more information, visit, or call 727-867-8166.

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John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach In Shore Snook are absolutely loaded up inside John’s Pass right now, the gators side of the pass along the seawalls multiple anglers are catching a dozen plus each night. Since the water is so warm in the bay it seems the incoming tide has them excited as the cooler water along the beaches rolls into the passes. Many snook are found along the beaches during the day but at night they seem to stack up in the passes. Trout are still biting well inside the pass along the deeper grass flats some big trout are being spotted now towards the back of the pass along the Jungle Prada seawalls and around Dog Leg Key. Redfish action along the oyster bars is steady but chumming will help get them excited. It’s easy to get the flats alive this time of year by throwing a few handfuls of dead white bait out. Get a bunch in the net and keep some alive and let the rest sit in a bucket. Set up on an area and sling some of the dead baits out over the area and then hold on tight! Near Shore   The hogfish bite has slowed pretty good nearshore but we’re still picking at them, the hot water definitely has them more leader shy than ever. However, the red grouper action has heated up for us around the 60-80 foot mark you can get plenty of action and pick through the shorts to get a few keepers but out in the 90-120 foot stuff you can get your keeper reds easily if you’re sticking and moving. This time of year the red grouper are out over the swiss cheese style hard bottom scavenging along the bait schools so drifting is the easiest method to fill the box up with some big firetruck red grouper. Don’t forget the flat lines though the tuna and cobia are still around more so cobia than tuna but you just never know. Offshore Red snapper season has come to a close for the federally permitted for-hire fleet which includes us at Hubbard’s Marina. However, there’s plenty more fish in the sea we have gag grouper, red grouper, mangroves, mutton and tons more to target until the end of the year when it all resets. We had a killer red snapper season overall landing big numbers of

nice sized snapper. The gag grouper bite has gone okay, but we expect it to even get better and better as the fall sets in. Keep in mind the best months for gag grouper fishing end in ER. Wahoo are still around offshore but lately the cobia and tuna have been more frequent visitors of our offshore fishing boats out of John’s Pass. If you want more offshore fishing tips and tricks, or more on his upcoming seminars check out the Hubbard’s Marina Facebook eventpage: events/1989176224639645 Want to read the past reports? Visit: hubbards-marina-fishing-reports/

Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi news With Summer, there’s a summer time special of Buy one Day get the Second day FREE! Pay for an all-day pass Friday and then use that same pass all day Saturday too, Only $19.50 less that one day beach parking! Pet-friendly, pack your cooler, offering private party taxi service for your next dinner party or cruise (up to 49 passengers). Running (weather permitting) Wednesday - Sunday 10am-10pm updated website, check out: madeira-beach-taxi-route/ Tons of stuff to do while catching a ride, check out: http://www.tampa Captain Jack’s corner Still lots of manatees around, but staying a little deeper in cooler waters. Local island rookery Dog Leg Key is very active with grown up birds moving around the island. Join the Hubbard’s Marina Dolphin Watching Nature Cruise & Eco Tour inside beautiful John’s Pass for a view of this local island paradise. A bunch of young juvenile dolphins moving in groups. Sea turtle action is around Egmont Key is very prolific, lots of loggerhead sea turtles moving to and from Egmont Key and Fort De Soto areas. FAQs: | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


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by Sarah Lyons - Sirius S Syst   ǯœŠ›Š‘•¢˜ ˜—œŠœ›˜•˜Ž›ǯŒ˜–ȱȊȱŝŘŝǯřŚŝǯŚŝřŝ “Get Sirius S about Yo Your Futurre” August & September Astrology 2017 August: An action packed August begins with a Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius on the 7th, that is a Lunar Eclipse! This is a powerful energy that will surface with action oriented, progressive plans that result in major changes for every sign! On the 12th, our little trickster Mercury will station retrograde for the next three weeks in Virgo; sign of details and service. You may have already felt the shadow’s influence as this time to wind down and REdo, REview, and REconnect approaches! Remember not to make major decisions or purchases now; but to let go and clear away for the new to come to you; whether it be in your home, work or relationship or health areas! In fact this is a wonderful time to REview a wellness plan and get back on track after the summer fun! Fiery Mars is enjoying it’s transit in Leo; giving generously, expressing warmth and boosting confidence in this sign of great splendor! The New Moon in Leo on the 21st is a Total Solar Eclipse which can be seen in it’s totality across the USA! From Oregon on down diagonally across the country to South Carolina, the moon will cast a shadow blocking the sunlight when it moves between the Earth and Sun! This powerful celestial phenomena will have profound personal and global effects; especially here in America where it can be seen! The Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd to direct our attention to details; but when Venus visits Leo on the 25th, we will have a hard time resisting the dramatic and luxurious desires it brings!

September: The last three weeks of summer begin as action planet Mars visits industrious Virgo on the 5th. This is a great time to focus energy on practical duties and needs. On the same day, just hours later, Mercury will begin to move forward; ending its retrograde phase. When it joins Mars on the 9th a time of attention to details and planning will be put into action for the rest of this month! A Full Corn Moon in Pisces lights up the sky on September 6th bringing out an amazing amount of creative and intuitive influences! Topics that surface will see opportunity for change as our imagination and ideas can transform and challenge us to find solutions. 60

Love planet Venus is ardent and romantic while travelling through Leo; but on the 19th she brings her beauty and popularity to discriminating Virgo. High standards are the focus now as the planet of love gets practical; and by joining Mercury and Mars, the influences are all directed to a no nonsense approach to whatever we do. A New Moon also in Virgo on the 20th gets us ready and organized for this lunar cycle to take us into the fall! On the 22nd when the Sun enters Libra and brings the first day of Autumn, the season of change and harvest will be beginning as we transition from summer and prepare for winter! Mercury enters Libra on the 29th helping us weigh the pros and cons of all decisions going forward. There are only nine more days for Libras to enjoy their Jupiter transit as it will not be back in this sign for eleven years! Count your blessings lovely Libras they have been many!

LEO: August: Relationships get Eclipse energized to a new level now! Enjoy private time. Review values and finances. You are ready for action! Solar Eclipse in your sign signifies sudden new beginnings with purpose! September: Spotlight on finances and resources; especially with partner. You are popular and get your way now! Careful spending and new values lead in fresh future direction. Creative thinking gives spontaneous results! VIRGO: August: Workplace issues surface with Eclipse. Health matters get needed attention. Enjoy friends; social events. Time to get back to your true self; inner desires. Private action paves the way for new plans! September: Partners take the spotlight; personal and business. Family obligations are challenging. You take action later to make things right. LIBRA: August: Love can leap to a new level with the Eclipse! Fun, children also are focus! Status is enhanced; superiors favor you! Friends bring adventure; future plans get action; new energy! Review your dreams.


September: Hidden issues are revealed in health and work areas. Enjoy friends and social time. Make future plans. You take action behind the scenes, organize and find new ways to solve needs and manifest dreams. SCORPIO: August: Home and family matters are in the Eclipse spotlight! Reconnect to friends. Travel can be romantic; learning enjoyable. Career is where the action is with new options; direction, where you are noticed! September: Romance, fun and children are on center stage! Status is enhanced as you gain favor. Time goes to friends, social activities. New hopes and future dreams bring a healing energy as you move forward. SAGITTARIUS: August: Eclipse lights up daily life as you are constantly on the move now! Communication can be revealing. Resources are enhanced. Travel is an adventure! New interest in education and insight. September: Home and family needs surface and you step up to assist. Travel is pleasant; legal matters go well. You take action in new career direction where you will shine! Create a balance in inner and outer world. CAPRICORN: August: Full moon Eclipse highlights values and income as your attention stays on finances this month. Endings of old patterns are timely. A return trip is likely. Partners and associates are cooperative. September: Travel is in the spotlight with many short trips now and also longer trips later. Intuition is a guide as adjustments are made for daily life. Review improved finances before choosing options. AQUARIUS: August: Full Moon Eclipse in your sign puts you on stage; express yourself! An enhanced wellness plan benefits you! Energy goes into relationships; where new paths open doors to your future; cooperate. September: Full moon shines on income; spending and values. A hidden talent may surface. Partners are easy going.



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August & September 2017 Astrology Resources and financial plans get new insight. End outdated habits or old patterns to bring healing. PISCES: August: The Eclipsed full moon accents private affairs. Children and recreation bring pleasure. Reconnect and review relationships. Health concerns get attention with new solutions. Work and duties become priority! September: The Full Moon Eclipse falls in your sign this month! Ideals are awakened but are they realistic? Partners take action and focus as new direction can heal yourself and relationships. Health improves now. ARIES: August: Eclipse highlights friends, social time, future plans and dreams! New energy fills romance, recreation and creative endeavors; fun! Enjoy family time and home life. Review work; health. Travel with partner. September: Private time is healing; meditate, break away from the world. Insight comes easily; secrets revealed. Love and fun fill your free time; but duties call for a new plan of action! Your needs come first; then help others. TAURUS: August: Eclipse shines on career, status area with growth and change likely! Pleasant days and chats, with action occurring on the home

front. New plans likely for home and family. Reconnect to kids; hobbies. September: Spotlight falls on friends and social events of a charitable nature. Dream for the future; enjoy family. Energy pours into recreation, children and creativity as new opportunities unfold. Adjust for ME time. GEMINI: August: Education and travel are accented with the Eclipse! Take your love along and enjoy daily adventures! Increase in income and reconnecting to family for new starts occur later. Get back to satisfaction! September: Changes are likely in status and career with financial perks. Projects on the homefront and issues with family keep you busy. Pleasant conversations are highlighted as inner desires take off on new directions! CANCER: August: Financial matters are featured with Eclipse; as work and family get involved to assist. You are popular now and get your way! Energy goes into earning. Get reconnected in conversations and media! September: Travel to the sea; learn a spiritual practice or experience something unique! Income Increases and spending reviewed. Daily routines get organized with new objectives added. Drive defensively.

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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