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34 Coastal Cottage on Corey

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29 Valentine’s Ideas

Shop Local for Valentine’s Memories. Here are a few ideas BY SARAH LARACUENTE

32 OLLI Offers Winter Classes 33 Stem Cell Treatment Works

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28 Silas E. Daniel, DDS By Peter Roos

An Old School Dentist with Cutting Edge Technology

36 Downtown Concierge Diamond expert and jewelry consultant Beverly Diny is holding a makeover event.

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37 B.B. King Blues Band Feb 15th -Mahaffey Theater by Nanette Wiser 38 Mahaffey Theatre Schedule

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Shows for the Holidays and the Highlights of 2019’s First Quarter

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TREASURE ISLAND Bilmar Hotel The Pearl TI & MB Chamber

43 Who is Jean Schlumberger?

22 Mick Fleetwood Co-Stars in “This is Love” Interview BY STEVE TRAIMAN


Art Expo Paradise Gifts Frog Pond

41 Making Old Jewelry NEW





The creater of the jewels that are on display at The Museum of Fine Arts

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Volume 24 Number 1 • January 2019

Happy New Year 2019 by Peter A. Roos As each year comes to an end, many of us plan ahead and write down our goals for the future. Otherwise known as setting New Year’s resolutions, many of us participate in this self-improvement ritual, yet few people actually follow through on them. If you find yourself breaking your resolutions within the first few weeks of a new year, you are one of 77% of people this happens to, according to a 2007 Reuters study. Experts say we generally aim too high with our resolutions, and we get stuck in old pleasurable habits, like bingeing on Netflix. Our resolutions quickly fade in a blur of popcorn and self-indulgence. This new year is quite special for us at Paradise NEWS. This is our 25th January issue. We keep interested in what we do by trying to make every issue better than the one before. We never tire of hearing our friends and neighbors say they enjoy the product of our labors. Perhaps the most beloved component in each Paradise NEWS’ print edition (which can also be read online) is the most comprehensive directory of local Arts and Leisure activities and Events calendar you will find anywhere. Each issue contains advice columns from local experts in Construction, Fishing Health, Pet Health, Property Law, Real Estate and Trusts and Taxes. Some of our writers have been with us for more than a decade, like feature writer Steve Traiman and astrologer Sarah Lyons. Some are newer. Nanette Wiser, our Downtown Concierge columnist, is also our entertainment writer. Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones, has been doing a remarkable job with his Good Advice column since his introduction in August, relieving us from having to include a spiritual message in this column. Our decade old website has been updated to a mobile-friendly Word Press platform, and contains a veritable wealth of community information. When you read the magazine online, all the web addresses are active links that you can click for more details. Our online networking coordinator, who has been with us more than five years, puts together a weekly electronic newsletter that gets emailed Thursdays to a growing list of subscribers. The last edition can be found under the Newsletter tab. Each week we highlight the five top activities for the upcoming weekend along with some timely tidbits of news. Hit the subscribe button to order a FREE subscription sent to your inbox each Thursday. We are excited that Paradise NEWS is celebrating the quarter century milestone by growing again, both in print and online. We appreciate the boost in revenues from our newest advertisers and we are putting those extra funds into an expansion into downtown and some of the waterfront communities in northeast St. Petersburg in this new year. Thanks for reading and supporting Paradise NEWS for up to a quarter of a century.


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Corey Area Business Association Greater Gulfport Chamber of Commerce 2007“ Business of the Year Award” Recipient Preserve The Burg • Skyway Marina District St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce 2008 “ Small Business of the Year ” Award 2013 “Woman-Owned Business of the Year” Tampa Bay Watch Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber

Letters Dear Peter & Renee, Thank you so much for your support with this year’s “Evening for the Bay.” Your partnership is crucial to our connection with the community! Thanks to your support we raised over $100,000 for our education and restoration programs. From all of us at Tampa Bay Watch, Thank You. Rachel Arndt Dear Editor, Please see the attached article and photos. I would love to highlight the importance of reducing and reusing especially because of this time of giving thanks.

Save a sea turtle and throw away those artificial jellyfish. Every year countless turtles mistake discarded plastic bags for their staple food,

jellyfish. Plastic bags, along with plastic water bottles and other debris find their way into our local Florida waterways. Millions of plastic objects and trillions of micro-plastics are distributed throughout the world’s oceans.

There are numerous ways to reduce the impact of discarded plastic in Florida waterways. The most powerful is to reduce your plastic consumption by using reusable water bottles, silverware and bags. When you do find yourself with a single use plastic container, make sure it’s recycled at a local recycling facility.

This Christmas season, a local couple spent four hours collecting trash on the shores of St. Petersburg. They collected five full trash bags of debris, almost 70 lbs. Items found included dozens of plastic bags, discarded rope, plastic bottles, lighters, flip flops, and two wooden chairs. Properly disposed, these items are no longer exposed to solar UV radiation, reducing their potential to create micro-particles and their chances of ending up in a local turtle or bird.

This reporter challenges each of our readers to help our sea turtle population - pick up one piece of debris on your next sunset beach stroll and know that every bit makes a difference in the lives of our aquatic friends. Chris and Maja St. Petersburg Florida

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Corey Avenue hosts the Sunday Morning Market each week 10 - 2. Add an outdoor craft festival January 12 & 13th, 10 - 5 by American Craft Endeavors & you have a great time. The St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival returns for its second year to Corey Ave. on February 1-3, 2019. Come out and relax for the weekend and enjoy a blending of delicious foods, live music and shopping a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products. Hours are Friday from Noon - 10pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm. Admission is FREE. Hosted by the Corey Area Business Association. Meals are cooked onsite using only the freshest ingredients and seafood dishes using sustainable ocean resources from Florida coastal waters. You will also find meat entrees and a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes. Enjoy some of Florida’s top musical entertainers live on-stage. On Friday: Mike Tozier (blues, rock, variety), The New Rulers (ska, reggae, soul) & the Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band). Saturday performers include:

Kettle of Fish (rock, blues, reggae), CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blues, soul, roots), the Billy Rice Band (country rock), Reverend Barry & the Funk (soul, funk) and the Bob Marley Tribute Band featuring Yvad, formerly of the Wailers (reggae). Sunday performances will be by the Sarasota Steel Pan Band (Caribbean), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul), Black Honkeys Band (rock, soul) and the Shindigs (Beach Boys Tribute Band). Visit the website for the performance schedule. These events are also a great time to visit some local haunts. Chill is one of SPB’s favorite eateries, Swigwam and Tapz on Corey and Mastry’s two blocks north if you are thirsty. There’s sushi and Thai two blocks north and 12 blocks south, Nori Thai and Basil Leaf. A house move from 7th Avenue in Pass-a-Grille began on a Friday night in mid-December after being delayed a day due to weather. They’d gotten the house 3/4 into Pass-a-Grille Way, but encountered a tree stump that was being taken

out Saturday morning. Then 2 flat tires needed to be changed or inflated. Keeping a Pass-a-Grille tradition alive.

December 11th was “Paradise NEWS Day” as Mayor Al Johnson honored Paradise NEWS for 25 years of faithful service to the city by presenting a Proclamation naming December 11, 2018, our day. (pictured above left)


Beverly Diny at Diny Diamonds plans another jewelry makeover event February 8th - 11 am – 6 pm. at her shop just north of the clock tower at 130 107th Ave. in Treasure Island. Beverly says jewelry makeovers are a big part of the business she does there. There are a lot of residents who have inherited old fashioned jewelry or have pieces in their jewelry box that no longer have a sentimental attachment. Beverly encourages clients to bring in such things, even broken items, along with dreams of a piece they have always wanted. “People can come in anytime for a free consultation, but on Feb. 8th, they can actually bring in a piece and watch it evolve into a new piece while they wait. They can also trade in older pieces or trade up to a new piece.” Questions? Call 727-827-7902 or visit MISSY HAHN was honored at Women in Tourism with the Pineapple award. It is a top award for a seasoned tourism professional


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who created and / or accomplished a program, event or legacy that greatly impacts the Tampa Bay tourism community. Missy has a long legacy with beach chambers of commerce, and the Florida hospitality industry. Missy has led the Treasure Island / Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce for 4 years.(pictured above R)

SLOPPY JOE’S HAS NEW MENU ITEMS - Those crunchy creamy homemade kettle chips covered in bleu cheese, bacon bits and green onions are back on the menu at Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach. The executive chef of this iconic tavern and restaurant, Ernest Hahne, says he created the new menu based on feedback from repeat guests. New to Sloppy Joe’s cuisine are Key West Eggrolls, stuffed with chicken, black beans and corn, a Thai chicken salad, Bourbon glazed salmon, and herb crusted sirloin steak and a collection of martinis made with Grey Goose Vodka, flavored with Espresso or Key Lime or the ubiquitous Cosmopolitan. We tried and enjoyed all the new items (except the melon martini.) Sloppy Joe’s is open daily 11 am - 11 pm, located at 10650 Gulf Blvd. on Treasure Island. For reservations, call 727-367-1600 or use No Wait on Yelp. Follow on Facebook@SloppyJoes TeasureIsland. The annual Gulf Beach Rotary Robbies Pancake Breakfast was huge success, with over 400 friends and neighbors enjoying a delicious


pancake and sausage breakfast in spite of a very rainy morning. More than 1,200 pancakes and 800 sausage patties were proudly served along with a lot of coffee. Plenty of Bloody Marys and Mimosas were enjoyed, and tons of toys were donated to the Red Sled for children in foster care. Thanks to the Middle Grounds Grille for cooking the pancakes so expertly and to the Gulf Beaches Rotary Club for again sponsoring this fun remembrance of Robbie’s Pancake House.

Sport Kite Competition & Festival (22nd) January 19-20 2019 (10am - 5pm) On Treasure Island Beach behind the Thunderbird Beach Resort. Windworks and the Eastern League are sponsoring & gathering competitors from around the U.S. to perform on Treasure Island Beach during the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. Talented kite flyers perform to music at this 2-day event. Team Multiline Precision & Ballet! event will be spectacular. Windworks from John’s Pass in Madeira Beach will be on hand for all your kiting needs including kids’ kites, stunt kites and accessories! Windworks will also be holding daily and hourly raffles in the kite tent all weekend. Prism Kites & Revolution Kites will be on the beach allowing passersby a chance to learn how to fly stunt kites at no charge. Spend time with the family on one of the best kite flying beaches in the country as large show kites and giant bubbles paint the backdrop for an exciting competition. Visit the League's website to register For all other event info call Windworks (727) 320-9463


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The Treasure Island / Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce relocated recently from the round building on 107th Ave., where they have been for several years. The round building is for sale and they were offered a great deal in a two-story building at the southeast base of the John’s Pass Bridge, at the entrance to Gator’s. Chamber president Missy Hahn said the new location is the most visible and accessible location the Chamber has ever had. “Our walk-in traffic has picked up and we hardly even have a sign posted yet. We have more space than we need, in fact, we plan to sublease some offices to chamber members. I would love to have an electronic sign that we can use to advertise for members. Traffic stops here whenever the bridge opens and we have a captive audience. It would really allow us to maximize the benefit for chamber members of our prime Gulf Boulevard location. On the other hand, it may be more than our chamber can afford. We are a chamber full of mostly smaller businesses. Our billionaire benefactor moved on 5 years ago. We already have 23 member services, plus a weekly market we hold in season.” You can now find us at 12601 Gulf Blvd. on the east side just south of the John’s Pass Bridge. Our phone number remains 727-360-4121 and still online at The 2019 Annual Dinner will be January 31, 2019, at The Bilmar. ST PETERSBURG

Five St. Petersburg restauranteurs have joined forces, pooling their time, talents and other resources into a new waterfront dining venture. The

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Big Catch at Salt Creek will open at the southeast St. Pete site of the recently-closed Fish Tales. The organization is called Boys in the Burg, LLC.. The five principals are all lifetime residents of St. Petersburg. Together, they’ve been feeding locals for more than a half century. Business consultant Mario Farias, a partner in the Pipo’s and Callaloo restaurants, Larry Munch, whose family diner has been in business for 66 years, Jon Reno LaBudde, St. Pete realtor/developer who has owned and operated numerous restaurants, and other businesses for decades, are joined by Pete Boland and Ian Taylor, longtime friends and business partners whose most recent project is The Galley. Taylor, the build-out specialist, has already removed the Fish Tales bar and has begun building a new one on the other side of the outdoor dining area. Between 1989 and 2001, LaBudde had a nightclub on Beach Drive called the Big Catch. It was successful downtown early on and many people retain fond memories of the original Big Catch. If attendance at the Big Catch “pre-thanksgiving” party LaBudde threw at Trophy Fish or the 43rd annual holiday party on December 23rd at the Vinoy Golf Club were any indication, it would seem such a following still exists. We wish the “Big Catch” Team the greatest success.

Council Kills Controversial (Bezu) Blue Lotus Condo tower project. City council members, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, voted 4-4 on a motion to approve the 19-story, 18-unit Blue Lotus, formerly called Bezu. A majority vote was required for approval. Charlie Gerdes voted in favor of the project along with Ed Montanari, Amy Foster and Brandi Gabbard. Gina Driscoll, Darden Rice, Lisa Wheeler-Bowman & Steve Kornell voted against it creating a tie.The project has ping-ponged between city panels since last December. Both the review commission and the council rejected the original plans, which called for a tower nearly 300 feet tall

with 29 units. Happy Hour with the Historian Returns for 7th Season! The St. Petersburg Museum of History’s popular lecture series which features an evening of wine, words and wisdom – kicks off its 2019 season Thursday, January 10, with Dr. Peggy Macdonald:   Florida’s Female Pioneers. Held six times a year, this season’s Happy Hour with the Historian lineup ranges from the Skyway Bridge tragedy to America’s obsession with collecting Florida souvenirs. The rest of the 2019 Happy Hour with the Historian schedule is: March 14 – Ron Heller: Women and African American Experiences in World War I May 9 – Bill DeYoung: The Day the Skyway Fell July 11 – Larry Roberts: The Golden Age of Florida Collectibles Sept 12 – David Schmidt: The CCC – Florida’s New Deal Nov 14 – Vinne Luisi: Railroading in Pinellas County A $5 donation is suggested. Happy Hour with the Historian is regularly filled to capacity, so reserve a seat by visiting Doors open at 6pm and the program begins at 6:30pm. The St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue NE on the Pier Approach. For more information, call 727.894.1052 or visit St. Petersburg has voted to ban plastic straws and polystyrene foam containers, in some cases. The ban on plastic straws will apply to food and beverage vendors in the city, excludes hospitals, grocery stores, and convenience stores. Straws upon request began January 1. In April 2019, the city will begin issuing warnings to non-compliers. On January 1, 2020, use of plastic straws should end. The plastic straw ordinance affects an estimated 656 businesses. Polystyrene containers for take out purposes, outdoor bar-b-ques etc. are also affected.

St. Anthony’s Hospital Seeks Volunteers Get your New Year off to a great start by joining the dedicated team of volunteers at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Come to the Volunteer Recruitment Fair Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10 am. in Classroom D at the hospital, 1200 7th Ave. N, St. Pete The hospital’s Volunteer Resources Department is currently recruiting for gift shop, guest relations and patient services volunteers. Adults are needed for all shifts on weekdays and weekends to make deliveries to rooms, assist nurses and greet visitors. During the recruitment event, the Volunteer Resources team will provide information on departments and units that need assistance. There also will be information on the hospital’s Auxiliary program. Refreshments will be served. For info call Volunteer Resources at (727) 825-1548. You can also visit the volunteer website at GULFPORT The 14th Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes takes place March 2, 2019, 11 am to 5 pm in Gulfport, Florida. The Tour features homes in the neighborhoods west of Beach Blvd. and south of Gulfport Blvd. Tickets on sale now at the Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S. and the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes is hosted by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Chamber.


The Community Band performs at 7:30 pm at the South Pasadena City Hall Jan 24, Feb 21 and April 25 and at the Treasure Island Community Center Jan 23, Feb 20, March 27 and April 24. The January show is “IT’S SHOWTIME!” will feature Broadway show tunes and Hollywood melodies. Highlights include selections from Porgy and Bess, Funny Girl, Disney classics, Cabaret and more. This concert will be presented at Treasure Island Community Center (1 Park Place, 106th Avenue) on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd and repeated on Thursday, Jan. 24th at South Pasadena City Hall (7047 Sunset Drive South). All concerts start at 7:30 PM. Check our website to find the complete program music list at ISLA DEL SOL / TIERRA VERDE

The Deck is now open where Boardwalk used to be.

Donnie B’s Local Eatery and Spirits won people’s choice at the Chowder Challenge in November. You are invited to their 1st Anniversary Celebration and Party, January 11. Black Honkeys play 8-11 pm Come and join the Fun ! 1110 Pinellas Bayway S #206, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 (727) 289-6249



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• The Maximo Marina has officially opened its docks and Getaway Maximo opened its doors. • Phillips “Sur Club” plans to start construction on the apartments in 2019. Two restaurants are to be developed in the front section of the property along 34th St S. • A new restaurant in the Publix complex, Yummy Teriyaki. • A Brick Oven Pizza restaurant is coming to Marina Village • City Review Board approved new apartments and restaurant by Contravest at K Mart property. • A new car wash is planned for the Region’s Bank property in front of Walmart • Wawa is back on track

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to start construction next to St. Bart’s Church. • FDOT is re-surfacing 34th St. from 22nd Ave N to 54th Ave S. in 2020. The project includes an 8’ to 10’ sidewalk on the east side of 34th from 22nd Ave S to 54th Ave S Plans for the next year include: • May Day Race • Food truck rally • Activity with St. Petersburg City Theater • Apply decorative paint themes to dumpsters • Wrap signal light boxes with marine-oriented themes • Artwork including murals on identified buildings and fences. Corona will be the 1st global brewer to sell cans with plastic-free ring. Corona will begin ditching the standard plastic rings in favour of one made from plant-based fibres from next year in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic.


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Dunedin City Commission approved 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy Resolution Dunedin City Commission voted on a resolution committing to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. The resolution established a goal of powering municipal operations entirely with renewable sources of energy by 2035, and communitywide by 2050. Dunedin joined nearly 100 cities across the nation to commit to a 100 percent clean, renewable energy future by a date certain. All across the U.S., cities, counties and states are making commitments to do their part to fight climate and completely free themselves of fossil fuels and the air pollution created when burned for energy. If the City Commission passes the resolution, Dunedin would join five other cities in Florida - Largo and St. Petersburg also in Pinellas County, as well as Orlando, Gainesville, and Sarasota — to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewable sources.


FEMA to insurers: No flood policies during shutdown

Dec. 27, 2018 – The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) yesterday issued new guidelines instructing insurers not to sell or renew flood insurance policies during the partial government shutdown. The announcement took many by surprise, since last week Congress passed and the President signed legislation reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through May 31, 2019. FEMA cited the Antideficiency Act (ADA) as the source for its ruling. The ADA generally prohibits federal expenditures/obligations in excess or advance of appropriations, except in cases of “emergencies involving … protection of property.”

Wreaths Across America Succeeds at Bay Pines

In its first year as a fundraising group for wreaths, the DAR Caravel Chapter exceeded its goal, sponsoring 212, chair Diana Schwarz reports. Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg

had a total of 4,800 wreaths delivered on December 15, with its website showing 5,007 sponsored. Although still a far cry from the 34,000 gravesites to be covered, twice as many were sponsored this year – a good upward trend. About 200 volunteered to lay the wreaths, including a number of DAR Caravel Chapter members, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber member Barry Foster, Wayne McKenney from the Kiwanis Seminole

Breakfast Club that sponsored 10 wreaths, and Jolene Bivens, who responded to the notice in Paradise News for wreath laying volunteers. Pinellas Technical College sponsored the semitrailer which drove up to Maine to pick up the wreaths and bring them to Bay Pines. The work ahead is to get many more grave sites covered at Bay Pines National Cemetery next year.

The Roseate Spoonbill is one of six species of spoonbills in the world and the only one found in the Americas. They fly with necks outstretched, to and from foraging and nesting areas along the coastal southeastern U.S., and south to South America. Roseate Spoonbills get their pink coloration from the foods they eat. They tend to forage in the shallows of fresh and saltwater, often with egrets and ibises nearby. Source: Photo credit: Peter Clark

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This isn’t just true in real estate contract writing. It’s true in general in America. Technically, it’s called “Freedom of Contract.” (Almost) anything the two sides to a deal can agree to is perfectly acceptable, assuming the basic transaction isn’t illegal.

What that means to buyers and sellers of real estate is that either party can agree to pay the closing costs. Either side can pay the commissions. Either side can choose the law firm or title company to do the closing. Either party can pay the taxes, recording fees, doc stamps, etc., etc., etc. It often just comes down to money. There is a “traditional” starting point, that is, assumptions based on common practice for who pays for what. If you move charges around, it can be compensated for by changing the purchase price (or some other charge) to balance it out. Sometimes, even a difference in the money is worth it, if something is important to you.


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These principles also apply to non-monetary terms. For sellers, the terms of the listing contract can be varied. You may want to preserve the right to sell your property to a friend, relative, or contact you showed the property to prior to signing a listing, and not be responsible for the commission. You might need extra time to move out of a long-held homestead after closing. You may need a contingency, which means you don’t have to close if you haven’t identified your new home and closed on it yet prior to this closing. A buyer may need a contingency for the sale of their existing home, if she needs the proceeds to pay for this purchase. Or, a buyer might need to move into the property early, for various practical reasons.

Although there are good reasons to avoid possession changing at a different time than the actual closing, you may still need to do so, and for good reasons. In such cases,

it is usually possible to identify the biggest risks in such a plan, and design contract language to work around them. This is part of what a real estate attorney can help you with. We have seen many, many different transactions go down, with all kinds of complications, and we know both where the greatest dangers are, and how to avoid them, sometimes by the way you structure the transaction, and sometimes with skillful drafting of contract language. But one thing is always true. You can’t properly manage these risks and complications after the deal is written. It is always best to talk your situation over with a real estate attorney BEFORE you sign that listing, sale, lease or other contract.

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It’ s Januar y - Happy Tax Season


season arrives too soon each year. It is now officially time to begin filing personal, business and employment tax forms for the 2018 tax year.

The IRS and State of Florida are NOT flexible M with these dates. A postmark or efile receipt Most people have These mostly Tax deadlines have not changed this year – but in case you forgot – here they are: ish required to prove that filing deadlines are i met. Penalties, sometimes substantial, Othcan • 941, W-2, 1099 and other employment related tax forms e will be assessed when the deadlines are and • Business tax returns (1065, 1120 and 1120S) – March 15, 2019 In this we willsixrenot met. The IRS allows onearticle, automatic v month extension on the original tax deadlines (If you set up a business yourself in 2018, you may have to meet this deadline) Most people do not realize that estate for business tax returns, individual and trust p • Florida Corporate tax returns (Form F1120) – April 1, 2019 returns and not for profit returns. Florida law provides that your “next• Individual & trust tax returns (form 1040 & 1041) – April 15, 2019 The extension must be filed by the original o filing deadline, and not later, or the extension • Renewal of LLC’s & Corps with FL State (Sunbiz) – May 1, 2019 will not be granted. Naming a trusted individual t • Not-for-profit returns (Form 990) Pre and Post-nuptial agreements can d An extension to file a tax return is not an • Extended business tax returns – September 16, 2019 asset extension of time to pay. If tax Without is owed, be • Extended individual and The trust tax returns – October 15, 2019 p to pay it by the original tax deadline, only We very much recommend a review in sure w t even if it is based upon your best estimate. We assist clients This is part of estate i Tax returns have never been a do-it-yourself Because of the extensive tax law revisions in p project for most taxpayers. Chechele Law is effect for 2018, we recommend that you We advise all of our clients to start havethe accepting new tax clients for the 2018 filing a thorough reviewearly of alltoinsurance tax return process avoid an coverages season. We offer very reasonable rates for – businesssurprise. and personal. unpleasant Some Insurance taxpayers is willthe tax return preparation and significant expertf benefit greatly from the tax law changes, Auto ise in every type of tax situation. We would i especially most business owners. Individual tax invite you to schedule complimentary Do The best time to protecta your assets is conreturns will be very different, due to the fact that n Many n sultation with our office to see how our prothe deduction for personal exemptions Homeowner’s insur- p fessional tax preparation services can benefit isano longer available, and the standard Most individuals would ben-organiyou, your business, or your charitable deduction has been significantly increased. The e zation. The IRS is offering a new, simplified Umbrella has polipenalty for failure to have health insurance individual tax filing, called a “postcard”. c repealed. A taxpayer should not rely on the been Happy New Year and Happy Tax Season It is unclear yet exactly how this will be fact that their tax situation is similar to the prior from Chechele Law! implemented. In most cases however, this year, to mentally figure out a potential tax bill or Life insurance is simplified method may not be beneficial . refund, before the actual tax return is prepared. e


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REAL ESTATE ADVICE Construction methods have not changed much in many decades. This didn’t really matter until storms and rising waters became more prevalent. 75% of barrier island homes have living areas on the ground and are worth far less than the 25% that are elevated. Think about building up rather than remodeling or buying a potential flood prone property. New construction methods allow you to build brand new homes on top of existing high flood insurance structures. and are building elevated patented steel panel homes tested to withstand 225 mph winds. An affordable beach model is being built at 14910 North Bayshore Drive in Madeira Beach and will be duplicated in our 19 barrier island communities. Because of the light weight of galvanized steel, 2 levels can be built over garages at 10% of the weight of block additions. Drive by to check out the homes of the future. A 2200 sq ft. house can be built from the recycled steel from 4 old cars thus helping to save our environment. New construction waste drops from 20% to 2% using recycled materials. Energy costs drops to nearly zero. Florida beach resort migration over the last 40 years has moved from Miami, to Naples to Sarasota and now into Pinellas County.

STEEL YOUR HOUSE In my opinion, our barrier island properties are the best overall values in Florida and possibly the country. What does this mean if you are a buyer or seller? Since people like to live where people like to vacation, investments return more in these areas. Since real estate is hyper local you must know all your options to maximize your investments.

As each new house is built on our islands, the value of the old houses increases, making new construction more cost effective. feasible. It’s probable that you can build your new house with no money down if you have a low or no mortgage. Construction loans are available with as little as 10% down. If you don’t want to build, you can design a new house for your lot and participate in the builder profit with select contractors. I love working and living on our beaches. When we personalize the unique features of our 19 little beach towns, we can create an EPCOT type experience for our families and visitors. How can we do this? We form focus groups of residents in each town to decide upon the image we want to portray and then get our neighbors and merchants to promote that home town resort image. When guests visit they will want to experience the uniqueness of each village. It’s like visiting all the



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Silas E. Daniel, DDS Patients appreciate that Dr. Daniel and staff are knowledgeable in many areas of dentistry. No matter what type of dental issues you’re facing, they’ll be able to help. They’re dedicated to patient satisfaction and it shows in all their work and in their online reviews. Discover for yourself how their care has enhanced the smiles on thousands of faces. It starts with the most through comprehensive exam possible. Digital x-rays and intra-oral pictures are used to diagnosis all areas of oral health comfortably. Dr. Daniel believes patient care goes beyond clinical correctness. He puts all his heart and soul into being a master of dentistry. Knowing that some people get nervous when visiting the dentist, they make your comfort a high priority. Whether you’re coming in for a cosmetic procedure or a checkup, you can relax, knowing that their trained staff will provide great care. Lay back, relax and enjoy the view.... Imagine yourself in a stress free environment complete with waterfalls and tropical gardens, a recliner chair, a picture window, soft music - this is not a day at the spa, believe it or not, this could be your next dental visit. Dr. Daniel has over 40 years of dental experience. He has dedicated his professional life to learning new and innovative techniques that will make your experience with him a pleasure, not a pain. He is a well-credentialed dentist and an active member of many respected professional dental organizations and study groups. Dr. Daniel is dedicated to providing the best dental experience with beautiful results. What does this mean to you? It means that whether you simply need a cavity filled or an advanced restorative procedure, Dr. Daniel will always provide the highest quality care.


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over recommend when creating a treatment plan for their patients. You can trust ‘Dr. Dan’ to tell you the truth about what you really need,” his office staff told Paradise NEWS.

His comprehensive dental services include preventive, restorative and cosmetic treatment. His practice also provides inhouse, many of the services usually referred to specialty offices, including: root canals, wisdom tooth removal, implants and periodontal (gum) therapy, saving patients time and travel expenses. “I think patients underestimate what a benefit it is to have a dentist who can do it all, it gives patients continuity of care and saves them a great deal of money,” his office staff say. Before you choose a dental office for yourself or a family member, you should be able to talk to the dentist in person to find out if this is the practice with which you would feel comfortable, Ideally, this conversation should include a discussion of your dental concerns so that treatment can be provided in a way that will meet your individual needs. “We are more than happy to give second opinions. “Sadly many dentist

Elderly patients present special challenges, repairing dental work that may have been done 30 years ago, up north or overseas. “Being located in South Pasadena for 35 years I’ve treated more than my share of seniors.” The office has convenient hours: Mon – Wed 8 am – 6 pm and Thursday 8 am – 2 pm at their offices, 933 Oleander Way S., Suite 6, South Pasadena, FL 33707 They accept many different dental insurances Care Credit and major credit cards, and your first consultation is free. “My staff and I welcome the opportunity to take care of your dental needs,” Daniel told Paradise NEWS recently. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please call 727-343-9134. When you go, please tell them Paradise NEWS referred you! - PN


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Another Year, and more Challenges for the Building Industry…

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already here, and Santa is back at the North Pole resting up for next year. Spring is just around the corner, and many families that come through our model center each year have now decided that it’s time to build their dream home here along the Pinellas beach communities. Again, new home costs have increased due to inflation and supply & demand, and unfortunately in 2019 it is predicted that another round of increases will take place, due to new FEMA demands after Hurricane Michael. As the new federal regulations are not in place yet, these costs will not affect new home pricing this season, but certainly will for 2020 and beyond.

After the devastating pictures that we all saw in Mexico Beach after Michael, it only stands to reason that the building industry cannot be allowed to construct homes using yesterday’s codes. When the big one hits Pinellas, we will see the same devastation from the existing homes built decades ago. It’s been 97 years since a hurricane came directly ashore in Pinellas County, but the odds are very probable of course. I hope to

have 25 to 30 years left to chase my grandchildren around, and I hope that I do not witness a Pinellas direct hit, but the odds are probably going to catch up with us.

Industry leaders expect FEMA will enact stronger standards for homes, for new construction and major remodeling.

Some beach jurisdictions are enacting even more stringent codes than FEMA requires. The so called “50% Rule” may become history, so remodeling homes using this loophole may go the way of the dinosaurs. I can’t say I’m against that, seeing that if / when the storm comes, those family dollars now being spent for remodeling will be wasted as they will then be required to start over with an elevated home, at tomorrows costs.

It’s also predicted that this tourist season a record number of snowbirds will become homeowners along the beach communities. I personally enjoy seeing new homes being constructed here by various builders in the many Pinellas communities. And, thankfully, these newly constructed homes will

weather the storm, being constructed under newer stricter codes to protect the homeowner’s investment. Then too, these families that are now constructing new homes will appreciate many years of family enjoyment living in a new more modern home, as well as the peace of mind knowing the security of a new home, raised above the flood plain and constructed with today’s more stringent standards.

GHD Coastal Homes, a division of GHD Construction Services, Inc., is now offering very attractive townhouses within easy walking distance, 1 block from the beach, from under $500,000. Of course, each is constructed with today’s stringent Florida building codes as well as elevated to FEMA required elevations. Come by our “Key West” home for details. call at (727) 954-8345, or email:

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Mick Fleetwood Co-Stars in ‘This is Love’ STORY by STEVE TRAIMAN Photos courtesy of The Love Story LLC Mick Fleetwood, founder and drummer of iconic band Fleetwood Mac, is co-star and executive producer of “This is Love,” a global award-winning documentary featuring Rudy Love, an obscure soul singer whose story is brought to life with words and his recognizable music. Fleetwood is including some of Love’s songs on his recently embarked US and European festival tours.


lso featuring Fox TV comedian Sinbad, ABC star Marsai Martin (“Blackish”), and king of funk George Clinton, the film includes interviews with British DJ Norman Jay MBE; legendary musicians Clayton Ivey, Bobby Messano and James Gadson; and sports icons Antoine Carr, Lynette Woodard and Gene Keady.

Photo at top: Mick Fleetwood being interviewed for “This is Love” in a familiar Fleetwood Mac pose. Photo at left: “This Is Love” co-stars Rudy Love, left, and Sinbad chat during filming.


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Director John Alexander told Paradise News, “The film made its Florida premiere on Veteran’s Day, where it got kudos at the Et Cultura Film Festival’s inaugural Listen Up Film Series in St. Pete.” Filmmakers JC Guest and Alexander were in attendance and participated in a Q&A after the film, moderated by Scott Elliot of WMNF Community Radio for his “Listen Up” show. After winning the ‘Film of the Festival Spirit’ Award at its world premiere at Raindance Film Festival in London, “This is Love,” broke all-time records in ticket sales at the Tallgrass Film Festival, Oct. 17-21 in Wichita, KS, where the film played to a sold-out 1,200+ seat theater with a full standing ovation, a first for the festival. The movie also has just been announced Winner of the Best International Documentary competition at the Rome Independent Film Festival in Italy. “This Is Love” is being released in selective cities and has begun announcing its February Black History Month screenings, including its Portugal premiere at the Capital Filmmakers Festival in Lisbon, and its New Mexico premiere at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Follow “This Is Love” on Facebook at… for updates on when it will be back in the Tampa Bay area in 2019. In addition to Alexander as director, the film is produced by JC Guest and Robert Love, with executive producers Shawn & Gretchen Rhodes, Emily Bonavia, Ann Garvey and Susan Houston.

Mick Fleetwood Interview As an editor with Billboard magazine – the music industry ‘Bible’ – from 1968 through 1979, this feature writer was fortunate to see, hear and review Mick Fleetwood and the original Fleetwood Mac. Mick was gracious enough to provide these answers to his involvement with the band, and “This is Love.” PN: How, why and when did you get involved with the project as executive producer and co-star? MF: “I became involved with the project through my friend and band mate, Gretchen Rhodes. She is the sister of the film’s producer, Shawn Rhodes. I saw the potential in the film as soon as they came to Maui to interview me. The content of the film is something that I have seen and somewhat experienced either personally or vicariously through other people throughout my years in the business.”

PN: How satisfied are you with the finished film and the very positive response with accolades at major festivals and from many critics? MF: “I am extremely proud of how the film turned out. Shawn and John worked extremely hard to stay true to the narrative core of the Love family. This is a great story on so many levels. It is brilliant to see that ‘This Is Love’ is being recognized for the special film it is. It is well deserved for sure.” PN: “On a professional note, how do you feel about the staying power of Fleetwood Mac after more than 50 years? MF: “Fleetwood Mac has so many timeless songs written by amazingly talented individuals. Some might say it’s a ‘right time, right place’ sort of thing. That may be true, but it’s been the combination of people and personalities and passion over the years that has kept us going. We just hands down love what we do.”

Story Behind the Film “This is Love” is a feature music documentary that follows obscure soul singer Rudy Love – an unsung hero of soul — whose experience in the music industry over the decades encapsulates a quintessential struggle of African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Rudy Love has been making music all of his life, even though it has all been taken away. From his first contract fraudulently signed when he was 17, Love has been losing his music to publishers and recording labels ever since. His voice has been woven into hits from every decade since the ‘60’s, yet he lives unknown in Wichita, Kansas. But that doesn’t concern him: all he wants to do is sing. His name circles among musicians like a ghost, an unseen guru who’s been influencing listeners whether they know it or not. Artists from Jay Z to George Clinton herald him as an unsung hero of soul. Why haven’t you heard of him? Because the music business is vicious, and Rudy only cares about “Love.” While his music seemingly had gotten buried into total obscurity, it has repeatedly resurfaced in far corners of the world overseas, particularly in places where soul music is experiencing a resurgence, such as in the UK. |



This is Love, courtesy of The Love Story LLC.

“This is Love” executive team, from left, Director John Alexander, Co-Producer Gretchen Rhodes, Executive Producers Mick Fleetwood and Shawn Rhodes.

Key Team Vignettes Director John Alexander is a filmmaker from Los Angeles and “This is Love” is his debut feature documentary. Alexander interned with Sam Raimi on “Drag Me to Hell” (Cannes 2009) before graduating from Harvard University in 2011, where he was awarded the McCord Arts Prize. He edited “One Way to Drown”, produced by Brett Ratner, and “Running Wild” with Alden Ehrenreich, and oversaw post-production of “Shut Up And Drive” (Tribeca 2015). His feature directorial debut “Bender” won Outstanding Cast at Tallgrass Film Festival 2016 and has gone on to cable distribution in the US as well as sales in China, South Africa, and Europe. He is currently in development on another feature narrative. Mick Fleetwood is a British musician and actor best known for his role as drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac in 1967. The movie crew filmed an original interview and performance with Fleetwood at his venue in Maui, Hawaii, which makes its debut in the film. Sinbad is an American comedian and actor famous for his roles in Jingle All the Way and The Sinbad Show, and has performed alongside Rudy Love for many years. He is featured in the film in a new interview as well as never before seen archival performance footage. Sinbad is also starring in Rel, a new series for Fox this year.

George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic) is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who is largely credited with inventing funk music. He is featured in the film in an extensive never before seen interview and performances with Rudy Love. As 2018 is Clinton’s last year performing live before retiring, his role in the film is particularly timely. He lives in Tallahassee. Norman Jay MBE is a British DJ who is renowned for his Good Times Sound System, and for coining the term “rare groove”. He is featured in a never before seen interview and will be re-releasing a mix of a Rudy Love track this year. Summing up, Alexander told Paradise News,“ ’This is Love’ really has been the ultimate collaborative experience. We had always admired the work of Fleetwood, Clinton, and Sinbad, and the film brought us filmmakers together with these icons of their industries to actually make something original together from scratch. It is amazing how you can put rock stars, comedians and filmmakers together in the same room and really get things done, thanks to the incredible leadership of Executive Producer Shawn Rhodes and Co-Producer Gretchen Rhodes. Appropriately, it is a film ultimately about collaboration and family love, and I think the result is visually and musically something very special.” - PN

[Editor's Note: Special thanks to Director John Alexander and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac for their exclusive input and interview.] [ Steve Traiman is President of Creative Copy by Steve Traiman in St. Pete Beach, offering freelance business writing services. He can be reached via email at }


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GOOD ADVICE “Life is a blackboard upon which we consciously or unconsciously write those messages which govern us. We hold the chalk and the eraser in our hand but are ignorant of this fact. What we now experience we need not continue to experience but the hand which holds the eraser must do its neutralizing work.” ~ Ernest Holmes

By Dennis Merritt Jones

Seven Practices for a Happy New You in the New Year I love the sentiment of the quote because it illustrates the fact that the content of our mind determines our experience in life. The metaphor of the blackboard, chalk, and eraser points out that it is we, and we alone, who have absolute control over the content of our mind and therefore, how our thoughts and beliefs out-picture themselves in our daily life.

Below are seven practices that I have established for myself as I enter the New Year. I invite you to consider trying 1. Open your mind to the new possibilities that lie in the unknown. Be willing to try new things. Make a conscious effort to get out of your comfort zone; this can include pursuing new career/job opportunities or learning/skill activities that you may have never considered before.

It can also include unexplored relationships or—for that matter—even new types of food and entertainment. With the right perspective, you can consider stepping outside of your box of your known world as a great opportunity and welcome it with open arms. 2. Forgive. As long as you live in a human skin, forgiveness is the one practice that you’ll need to master because nothing will keep you stuck in the past more effectively than resentment and non-forgiveness. Think of it this way: What (or who) you don’t forgive, you drag into the new year with you. To forgive is to erase the negative energy that keeps you from entering the new year with a clean “blackboard”; this includes forgiving yourself as well.

3. Set realistic goals & write them down. Goal setting is a vital component of creating anything new. However, it’s important not to set yourself up for failure by declaring goals that are so lofty—so far out of your box— that you know, in your heart, can never be reached. The practice is to come to the edge of your comfort zone and lean over just enough to make yourself


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them for yourself. Take what works and work it, and discard what doesn’t. If we don’t want to drag the past year into the New Year we don’t have to. However, we have work to do because no one can alter the content of our minds—it is an inside job. We and we alone hold both the eraser and the chalk in our hand. How we use them will determine what our experience of the upcoming year shall be.

uncomfortable, taking small, achievable steps that allow you to see still the possibility of arriving at the finish line. Writing out your goals helps to kinesthetically “inscribe them on the blackboard” of your conscious and unconscious mind.

4. Observe & challenge old habit patterns that keep you stuck in the yuck. All habits are merely mind-energy set in motion through a specific type of behavior. In and of itself, habit energy is not necessarily bad. The key is to be conscious enough of your habits, that when they don’t serve your wholeness to challenge them. Once identified, the practice is to see your old habit(s) as “neutral energy” seeking expression through the path of least resistance. With awareness, you can make an effort to intentionally redirect habit energy in a new direction—one that serves you well in the new year; this is using the “eraser and chalk” in a compelling way.

5. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the experience of bringing your thinking mind into alignment with your body, to be aware of what is happening around you and in you in the present moment. Mindfulness is essential as you enter a new year because the present moment is always where life is unfolding. Practicing mindfulness places the eraser and chalk in your hand; it’s where your authentic power awaits.

6. Seek a cheerleader who will support you in reaching your goals. Doing all the aforementioned things can be a daunting task to take on alone. Enlist the support of a trusted friend or mentor who is able to support you in seeing and moving toward the vision you hold for the new you in the new year. However, also be sure that person is someone who can and will hold you accountable for doing what you say you are going to do.

7. Set aside time daily to spend in the presence of your Higher Power. When you make room daily to partner with your Higher Power (or whatever name by which you refer to It) doing all the previously mentioned practices seem to flow with grace and ease. Why? Because you are one with the source of all that is good and you can trust that It knows what you need to know when you need to know it. The practice is to believe It and follow Its lead and have faith that the upcoming year will be the best year of your life.

In summary: The blackboard of 2019 has yet to be inscribed upon, and it awaits your mental, emotional, and spiritual imprint. May your exit from 2018 be gentle and complete and may your entry into the new year be smooth and intentional. May you always remember that you, and you alone, hold the eraser and chalk in your hand. Now the adventure begins! Happy new you, my friends.

Peace, Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones © 2018 ~ DMJ Presentations LLC

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Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays! Whether for romance or friendship, it’s a great excuse to shower your loved ones with creative gifts and lasting memories. No time like the present to shop local, as with every $100 dollars spent locally, $68 will stay in the community! **source- Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics

Happy Shopping! And please keep your money where your heart is.

Billy’s Stone Crab in Tierra Verde -

Billy’s is a great one stop shop for a nice night out for the romantic holiday. Arrive for dinner and sunset, and then you’ll find live music and dancing until late. No need to go anywhere else for a night out! Right now they have 50-cent fresh shucked oysters during the week. What is it they say about raw oysters? 1 Collany Rd. Tierra Verde 33715 727-866-2115

Modern Optics - Not your ordinary optical shop, you’ll find some great gift ideas at Modern Optics in St. Pete Beach. I’ve actually gifted wooden watches from his shop twice in the last 10 years because it’s been such a great hit! Unique, quality craftsmanship and definitely a conversation starter- these Mistura wooden watches are a fantastic gift for Valentine’s Day. Starting at $125. 415 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach 727-360-2511 |



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great gift choices in their shop. One of the most popular lines is marahlago jewelry, as it’s stone is a beautiful and rare. Larimar is a piercing blue/teal shaded stone and is created in one place on this earth. The stone is mined in only one square kilometer of the southwest Dominican Republic. Marahlago is a great line as they have great designs and are very fashion forward. Prices start at around $45. 13005 Village Blvd. Madeira Beach 33708

Postcard Inn -This retro cool hotel located in St. Pete Beach has unveiled a terrific romantic getaway for two this Valentine’s Day. The one package is $259 and is available on Valentines Day only, so book early! You’ll have a bottle of champagne and a rose waiting for you in your spacious room. With this package they are offering a 4-course meal right on the beach. Before checking out the next morning you’ll receive an item of your choice from their new coffee shop, PS Grind, opening soon. I hear they will have infused donuts! 6300 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach 33706 800-237-8918 (use VALENTINE promo code)

Owen Sweet Design

in St. Pete Beach is a long time favorite both locally and internationally. A true artist himself, his shop has a wide selection of pieces he’s designed and created along with great jewelry that make great Valentine’s Day gifts. One of his newest creations has quickly become a local favorite- trendy 14 kt yellow gold bonefish earrings! Handmade at Owen Sweet Design. Price- $589 344 Corey Ave. St Pete Beach 33706 727-392-6936

Lemon Tree Spa -

A couple’s massage is a fabulous way to celebrate the day of love. Lemon Tree Spa is a locally owned business with two locations, one in Tierra Verde and one in St. Pete Beach. They have a slew of other services available too. Special for Valentine’s Day, the “Couples Escape” priced at $295, you and your loved one will be treated to champagne and chocolates, followed by a full body exfoliation, moisturizing back masque and a 60-minute couple’s massage. Yes. Please! St. Pete Beach - 7395 Gulf Blvd. 727-363-0772 Tierra Verde - 1110 Pinellas Bayway S. 727-329-8977

Valentines Day Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sign of the Dolphin

Located in Madeira Beach for almost 20 years and now located in Seminole, FL, Sign of the Dolphin is a locally owned shop with a huge selection of gift ideas. Flamingo love? Jewelry of all kinds? Something sweet for your sweet? It’s like a department store in that you’ll find everything you need in one place, except the items you find will be unique, handcrafted, and not found everywhere else. 12999 Park Blvd. Seminole 33776 727-393-1400

Florida Jean Company - If you’re headed inland, Florida Jean Company located in the Sundial has something for everyone. You’ll find handmade rustic signs and unique “St. Pete Gifts.” This year a nice stackable bracelet is the winner for me. Erimish Stackable bracelets $8 each or 5 for $35. 169 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, 33701 - 727-202-6922 |



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Among the many Winter Term classes offered are: • Homer and the Odyssey • Introduction to Qigong • The Art and Culture of Vienna • American Composers • God & the U.S. Supreme Court • Shakespeare in Music • Ernest Hemingway • History of the American Flag • India: Its People and Culture • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Greece • Three Great American Movie Musicals.” All are welcome to participate in classes and activities with or without membership, however OLLI annual membership for $59/ person provides class discounts and other community benefits. For more information, visit the 2019 Winter catalog listings at or contact OLLI at 727-864-7600 to request a catalog sent by mail.

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Stem Cell Treatments ARE Working!

By Peter A. roos

When I first met Renee LaFountain in Junior College, she’d already been a ballerina and an acrobat for most of her life. Forty years later she was hurting when she tried to do basic things such as: putting her socks and shoes on, painting her toenails, walking, and teaching tap-dance classes, which she loved. She had been diagnosed with advanced hip arthritis and was told that a hip replacement was her only choice, having already tried all of the usual stuff: physical therapy, medications, chiropractic, and massage therapy. She was scheduled for surgery, which would have been paid for in most part by her Medicare insurance, but she resisted. She knew people whose lives were ruined after such surgery. Friends of hers had had good results with stem cell treatments. After doing her research, she found a program in Sarasota called Regenexx and had their patented stem cell procedure a year ago. See the end of the article to see how she’s doing now…

the nation’s most advanced non-surgical stem cell and platelet treatments, for arthritis, ligament and tendon injuries, and spinerelated conditions. They use the image guidance of ultrasound and live X-ray. These procedures are standardized, evidencebased protocols that require a high level of laboratory and injection skills used to strengthen damaged tissue and reduce inflammation; thereby helping to eliminate the need for narcotics, chronic anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, and in most cases, surgery.

Regenexx Tampa Bay is part of the most elite organization of doctors, who were the first to inject stem cells to treat orthopedic conditions in the U.S., in 2005. Regenexx procedures are

Dr James Leiber, DO, founder of Regenexx Tampa Bay, is triple board certified in: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM), Pain Medicine (CAQPM), and Family Medicine (ABFM) and is Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography (RMSK). He is a former officer, physician, and educator in the Air Force-including personal physician to the vice president and president in the White House. He lives in Sarasota with his wife and teenage daughter. Dr Leiber travels regularly to Denver to teach regenera tive orthopedic techniques to fellow doctors, and to Grand Cayman, where he is also licensed to treat patients. The other physicians at Regenexx Tampa Bay are: Ron Torrance II, DO. Board Certified in Sports Medicine and recent co-author of Exercise 2.0 for Regenexx. Dr Torrance is a semi-professional beach volleyball player and trains as a competitive CrossFit athlete.

More than 50 Regenexx sites in the U.S., have performed more than 70,000 Regenexx procedures. Patients are tracked for safety and outcomes, as part of a large national registry database. Summary data is available online, broken out by joint, gender and age bracket.Thanks to excellent clinical outcomes gathered through the years, including favorable comparisons of cost-effectiveness with orthopedic surgeries, many self-insured companies have begun offering the patented Regenexx procedures as a covered benefit for their employees throughout the U.S.

Ignatios Papas, DO specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a research collaborator with Columbia and Cornell Universities Michael Amoroso, MD Board Certified by the American Boards of Anesthesiology and of Pain Medicine. Dr Leiber warns that, “many providers are falsely claiming to use amniotic, umbilical, or placental “stem cells,” but Regenexx has tested these products in their sophisticated lab and found no evidence of living stem cells in them; so “beware of these claims and of inappropriately exorbitant charges.” He also points out that obtaining stem cells from fat tissue for injections of orthopedic tissue is in clear violation of FDA regulations, despite this being fairly common practice. There are some fat procedures which are allowed, but these are not true stem cell procedures. Based on the available research literature and FDA regulations, bone marrow derived stem cells are currently the best option. Look for Regenexx Tampa Bay’s free seminars, webinars, and facebook live events at

So, when you are ready to get rid of the pain and get back to your active lifestyle, schedule your hour-long consultation at Regenexx Tampa Bay by calling the phone numbers below or filling out the “Am I Candidate Form” at

2401 University Pkwy Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34243 941-357-1773

8600 Hidden River Pkwy, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33637 813-544-3123

970 Lake Carillon Dr Suite 300, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (for consultations)

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By Peter A. Roos The Coastal Cottage opened this summer, repurposing St. Pete Beach’s old ‘Five & Dime” store, just west of the post office on Corey Ave., the city’s main downtown shopping district. Restoring one of the street’s largest spaces into a co-op art and craft gallery was one of the best things that could happen to Corey Avenue. As the new gallery for local art and craft artists and dealers, owners Jasmine and Vince Hunter have a huge inventory available, so offerings are constantly changing, mostly solid wood, made in America.

They are bringing the Coastal Lifestyle to South Saint Petersburg and the beaches. It offers a large selection of quality, up-cycled, solid wood and re-purposed furniture. “We really want to stress that we are bringing affordable, solid wood furniture, in beach, coastal, cottage and ‘Old Florida’ designs. We are the only store in all of St. Petersburg that has chosen to focus on those styles,“ Vince told Paradise NEWS. All at great prices too! While Coastal Cottage is the premier location in Tampa Bay, for painted, Coastal furnishings and home decor, that isn’t all they’re about. Coastal Cottage is a co-op, a collection of 45 of the finest furniture Artisans, jewelers and pickers in West Central Florida. Together, they bring you an unmatched collection of painted, re-purposed and up-cycled furniture, unique jewelry, vintage finds, collectibles and one of a kind items, to make your home Coastal Fabulous! With nearly 6,000 sq. ft. you’re sure to find something you love. From one-of-a-kind pieces of repurposed furniture to hand-painted cabinet doorknobs, this shop has the makings of a true destination for all of Tampa Bay, and a tourist attraction as well. Jasmine and Vince have been in the business for over 10 years, and have loved the welcome they’ve received in St. Pete Beach from residents and businesses alike. The shop’s opening could not have been timed better. It was fully stocked and decorated for the holidays, and Vince said volume was already outpacing the best they had ever done elsewhere. St. Pete Beach’s City Commission is starting to get serious about updating Corey Ave.,


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dedicating $250,000 toward that purpose in the city’s 2019 budget.

Corey Avenue has been enjoying a bit of a renaissance with a very successful, fun Fresh Market each Sunday Oct – May from 10-2. Seafood Festivals have proven popular, as well as the Craft and Art Festivals held in early December, late January, April and June. Now that the craft shows and the markets are able to co-exist, attendance has been excellent. People who find the Coastal Cottage when they visit the Craft show are coming back at other occasions to browse and dine on Corey Avenue.

Find the Coastal Cottage St. Pete Beach on Facebook for a peek at the items and classes they are offering. Here are a sampling of the comments you will find there. “I am NOT a boutique or gift store girl. I dislike tourist stores. This place is NOT any of those things. It’s an art gallery of local artistry. Paintings, furniture, candles, jewelry and more. I LOVE this store. The owners and staff are super nice. I will be back, and if there’s a frequent shopper card, you know I’ll have one in my wallet!!”

“Love it! They have such a variety that is often changing based on vendors and what sells. Unique items abound - I went in with dimensions for a variety of options and I left with three tables. Two end tables for my living room and a bedside table for my guest room. I love that it is repurposed/refinished work providing new life for quality pieces of furniture. They also have small items that would be perfect gifts in addition to home decor. If you’re near Corey Ave stop in.

The Coastal Cottage is at the location where the

“Corey Ave. 5 & 10” resited for numerous years.

Above L to R: Tracy Sawyer - Salty Sun Beach; Jamie Edwards - local artist; Donna Fannin - Cuchoo Nest; Jasmine - The Coastal Cottage proprietor

You won’t be disappointed!!”

Some of the dealers involved in Coastal Cottage: The Fabulous Funky Munky; rescues, revamps, rehabilitates and upcycles old unloved furniture and objects for your home. Lori & Alan offer vintage painted furniture, original art work and other fabulous finds in a variety of styles from Cottage Glam to Coastal Chic. “We feel fortunate to be able to use our passion and creativity to bring you beautiful pieces for your home through Coastal Cottage.” Valerie Catalano of “Valerie Designs” is a professional muralist and designer. At Coastal Cottage, she applies her artistry to furniture and decorative home accessories. She specializes in colorful beach and tropical themed scenes. Valerie also accepts commissioned projects.

Simple Treasures ~ Dorothy Moraca’s specialties include woodworking and furniture restoration using mixed media for visual enhancement and one-of-a-kind designs. Her unique furniture embellishments transform ordinary pieces into extraordinary accent furnishings. Find her at Coastal Cottage on Tuesdays.

Ken and Gail with Our Serenity have been building and repurposing furniture for over 8 years. They love creating something different and unique, a piece that is one of a kind. Potting benches have become their signature pieces. Each one is different, always having a one of a kind item incorporated into the design. It may be weathered barn wood, an iron sink, an old window from Georgia or hardware from the north. Seaside Serenade Designs, LLC launched in August 2018 after retiring from 31 years of teaching. I have been blessed to open a vintage farmhouse inspired boutique in Coastal Cottage, as well as stage, redesign and decorate homes for clients and make my lifelong dream my new reality.

Lisa, Beach Signs & Designs, a local artist living in Treasure Island hand gathers sea shells, coral and driftwood from the local beaches and incorporates them in her work. She wants to share her love and a piece/peace of the beach with you! Her love, passion and respect for the beach, the sea and all its inhabitants are illustrated in her creations. For years, she volunteers locally to support sea turtle conservation and education. Sunflower Market takes old gently used furniture and gives it a fresh look with paint and new fabrics, especially furniture that has a history of being made in the USA with solid wood and craftsmanship. They also sprinkle in fun items like Butterfly Benches.

The Fabulous Funky Munky, Proprietors Lori & Alan

Local Boy Dennis attended St. Johns School, Madeira Beach Jr. High and St. Pete High School. My dad also went to St. Pete High School! Raised on St. Pete Beach, he tries to paint the places we know and Love. Visit his booth for original paintings and prints.

Susan Freeman of Surf Designs retired last year and finally had time to tinker in her garage. “I have refinished furniture for years and found satisfaction in building new things with stuff I had laying around. I made a few light fixtures from repurposed objects for my home and was encouraged to create lamps to sell. I now create lamps from records, books, even wooden hangers. I enjoy creating new ways to use discarded objects and hope my creations will make people smile.”

Cuckoo's Nest - What do teachers do when they retire? Karen and Donna decided they could not stay home and eat bon bons. They discovered painted furniture and chachkis. For the past four years, they have been discovering all the nooks and crannies of the business. They love it! That is how the Cuckoo's Nest was formed.

Cuckoo Nest, Proprietors Donna Fannin & Karen Maricone

Dixie Belle Paint Retailer/Chalk Paint Classes Lou & Skip Abel, Proprietors

300 Corey Avenue - St. Pete Beach • weekdays 10:30 – 6 pm & weekends 10:30 - 4 pm

727-914-3538 •

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By Nanette Wiser

Happy New Year from Paradise


Happy New Year to our friends downtown and on the beaches. Make a resolution to visit downtown St. Pete in 2019. There’s so much changing daily. New are Park & Play electric charging stations for this year, a collaboration between the City of St. Pete & Duke Energy.

Just saw The School of Rock will be opening, training young performers and hopefully entertaining us with their concerts. Rubio’s Coastal Cuisine from my San Diego hometown is now on 4th St. downtown, a happy dance for fish tacos and me.

930 Central Flats looks like a fun place to live and with The Reading Room around the corner for charcuterie, craft beers and vino at night, it’s a perfect location. Next door is our glamour photographer friend Valerie Bogle, who is the person to contact for Valentine’s Day boudoir shots… or any head shot for business or pleasure.


Kahwa introduced two new canned caffeinated drinks—traditional cold brew and nitro brew. Need something stronger? The craft brew scene continues to explode downtown. Avid Brewing offers IPA and Jenga as well as home brew supplies and a gardeners’ cornucopia to freshen your living space.


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Music is everywhere, with Gloria West at Marchand’s or Annata’s, Bette Fox at Ale & The Witch, the fabulous Hideaway, Ringside, Ruby’s Elixir & Jannus Landing celebrating everything Amy Winehouse Jan. 31 with tribute music. You can “Get Winehoused.” Stick Martin is at @Bar548 Jan. 18.

On February 2, Localtopia celebrates all things local with 200 vendors and community organizations will take over Williams Park as specialty villages showcase arts & culture, makers and merchants, a family zone, and more. Indulge in local food and craft beer while you listen to some of the area’s most popular local bands on the park’s bandstand. Free and family-friendly event, 10 am - 5 pm.

If you want to look your best, check out Paint Nail Bar St. Pete offering 5-free treatments (polishes without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, or DHP).

Love meat? Renzo’s Steakhouse is now open. Says one diner on YELP: “It’s a great little place for delicious Argentinian steak at a reasonable price. My meal was fantastic: an appetizer of Provoletta Parillera (essentially melted cheese with bread), Churrasco de Entrana (very flavorful and tender outside skirt steak), simple mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. Everything was great, and we also really enjoyed the bottle of malbec they recommended. The decor has a bit of a split personality, but the service was excellent. Two thumbs up!”

Did you know St. Pete is one of the 4 top destinations to visit in Florida? We’re getting a lot of attention these days, for our craft beers, our dining, our world-class museums and arts including The Dali, Imagine Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. TripAdvisor just gave Bonefish Grill, Ruth Chris Steak House and The Melting Pot a shout-out in Top Restaurant Chains in America for 2019. Nanette Wiser Journalist - Writer/Editor - Blogs, print,

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The ‘Thrill’ Continues By Nanette Wiser

On Feb. 15 th at 8pm, the iconic music of BB King comes alive when the original BB King Blues Band comes to town, featuring the one and only Tito Jackson. The concert is at downtown St. Pete’s premiere waterfront venue, Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. For over half a century, BB King and BB King’s Blues Band defined the blues to the world, averaging over 250 sold out concerts per year, with classics like “The Thrill is Gone,” “Every day I have the Blues,” “How Blues Can You Get,” and “Why I Sing The Blues.” Bandleader James “Boogaloo” Bolden played with BB King 35 years, and is still going strong on trumpet/lead vocals/backing vocals. Born in Houston, TX, James Bolden began his musical training under the guidance of Edmund C. Broussard. Bolden later seized the opportunity to study classical trumpet under Houston Symphony trumpeter Richard Schafer. James went on to play with local union bands that performed with a wide array of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Temptations, Supremes, Spinners, and James Brown. Bolden eventually was given the opportunity to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra where he thrived for years. Bolden later joined the band of B.B. King and became bandleader during a stint of over 35 years. James Bolden now continues his association with B.B. King by joining B.B. King’s Band as bandleader.

Legendary superstar and pop music icon, Tito Jackson, of the pop super group The Jackson 5 and The Jackson’s, has just released his third solo album “Tito Time,” featuring “One Way Street,” “When the Magic Happens,” featuring Jocelyn Brown, and “Get it Baby,” featuring Big Daddy Kane. Tito has just teamed up with the legendary BB King’s Blues Band to tour and promote his newest album; along with carrying on the legendary music of The Jackson 5, The Jackson’s, and BB King. Jackson joined the B.B. King Blues Band in 2017 where they rehearsed in Memphis, home to the B.B. King Museum and the legendary American blues singer’s grave. Tito is a blues man at hear and said, “I’ve always been a blues player ever since the day I picked up the guitar…B.B.King was my hero when I was just a young man, maybe 7 or 8 years old.” In honor of B.B. King and his legendary guitar Lucille, Tito has his own Gibson guitar personally made and named it Katie, which is what most people call his mother.” - PN


The Mahaffey Theatre 2018-2019 Show Schedule

National Ballet Theatre of Odessa’s Swan Lake – Sunday, Jan. 6, 3pm / $41 - $74 Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular – Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30pm / $39 - $49 Nile Rodgers & CHIC – Friday, Jan. 18 at 8:00 pm / $49.50 - $99.50 Glenn Miller Orchestra – Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30pm / $54 - $81 Pink Martini – Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7pm / $39.50 - $69.50 iLuminate – Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30pm / $26.50 - $49.50 Penn & Teller – Friday, Feb. 1 at 8pm / $37 - $72 ABBA Mania – Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30pm / $20.50 - $49.50 BB King Blues Band & Tito Jackson – Friday, Feb. 15 at 8pm / $45 - $75 Sarah Brightman: HYMN – Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30pm / $68.50 - $253.50 Shen Yun – Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 24 / $80 - $150 Celtic Woman – Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm / $53.50 - $123.50 Turnstiles: The Music of Billy Joel – Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm / $39.50 - $59.50 The Australian Bee Gees – Sunday, March 31 at 7pm / $35 - $55 “1964”…The Tribute – Friday, April 5 at 8pm / $43.50 - $53.30 Dream Theater: The Distance Over Time Tour – Friday, April 26 at 8 pm/$49.50-$79.50 One Night of Queen – Sunday, April 28 at 7 pm/ $39-$49

TICKETS: Purchase online at charged by phone - (727) 300-2000, or in person at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Box Location: 400 1st St. South, Downtown St. Pete next to The Dali. Box Office Hours: 11 am-5 pm - Monday through Saturday

Al Lang Live - @Al Lang Stadium 230 1 st St. S., Downtown St. Petersburg Santana: The Global Consciousness Tour – Thursday, April 18 at 8pm / $44.50 - $134.50 FYI TICKETS: 800-745-3000

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Woo-Hoo Your Sweetheart By Nanette Wiser It’s a celebration of love in the week surrounding Valentine’s Day and nothing says you have to take your sweetie to dinner or a show on Feb. 14th. Here are some of our favorite romantic ways to say I Love You!

Romantic Restaurants From beach to bay, there are dozens of dining options featuring both special menus (and sometimes a rose or bubbly). Love may be fleeting but one thing is for sure; make your reservation early. Best of show downtown for an elegant meal are the new Peabody (sister to Oxford Exchange), Farm Table Cucina, Sea Salt St. Pete, Rococco, Il Ritorno, Parkshore Grill, Annata’s, Gratzzi, Marchand’s and Left Bank’s everything French. At the beach, you can’t beat Madfish, Middlegrounds, Chill’s, Villa Gallaci, Aqua Prime, Grace and Gulf Bistro. Or go inland to daSesto Italian Ristorante, Café Largo, E&E Steakhouse or The Getaway for casual dining and music…by boat is extra romantic.

A Little Night Music – February 14th Gloria West & The Gents featuring Anthony Castellano is at Ruby’s Elixir, so head over for cocktails & dancing. At Iberian Rooster, Art & Soul hosts a lush concert with a surprise vocalist, and their iconic cocktails always put you in the mood for love. Whitney James Jazz Valentine and La Lucha are at The Palladium, so plan dinner and drinks at The Hollander before or after the show. James and her band will set the mood for love with a repertoire that includes timeless love songs like “You Taught My Heart To Sing,” “Make Someone Happy,” “In A Sentimental Mood,” “Lilac Wine” and “My Funny Valentine.”

Meet Your Split-Apart – or Not! Still single? Come to a Taste for Wine Feb. 14th for Project First Date, a card game and dating event in one, where you share the stories of your life with in a whimsical meet and greet. Each card has questions from categories such as Family, Adventure, Career, Passions, as well as random oddball questions. Done with Hallmark holidays? Get crafty, eat dessert and BYOB to 4th Street’s Practically Pikasso’s Anti-Valentines / Galentines Potty Mouth Party! This is an ADULT ONLY event where you can paint whatever the $#%& you want. Have you ever wanted to just have a mug with your favorite cuss word? Or maybe you know a friend who could use a plate that is a little more colorful. PN

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Art News

MUSE Awards Recognize Six Local “Muses”

MUSE will celebrate artistic inspiration on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg at 7:00 pm. The sixth annual benefit for the arts will recognize the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pay tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. Proceeds will benefit artists, arts education, and arts & cultural organizations through our Arts Alliance programs and services.

No stiff tuxes, no boring speeches; no rubber chicken dinner. MUSE is the art community’s annual pARTy to uniquely celebrate St. Petersburg. Creative pARTy attire suggested this is a night to revel in our creative spirits! Events include interactive digital art, pop-up performances, artful by-the-bite dinner courses, and the MUSE Awards, which add up to a truly different type of benefit in the Museum’s conservatory celebrating our artful community.

2019 MUSE Award Winners

MUSE Visual Arts Award honors Mark Aeling, MGA Sculpture Studio This award recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, and media arts. MUSE Performance Arts Award honors John Lamb, Jazz Musician This award recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance art field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts.

MUSE Literary Arts Award honors Sterling Watson, Author & Teacher This award recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, play writing, screen writing, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.

By renee roos MUSE Patron of the Arts Award honors Lisa and Perry Everett, Collectors & Local Artist Supporters This award recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts.

MUSE Arts Ambassador Award honors Jennifer and Jeff Lovelady, SHINE Mural Festival and local artist supporters. This award recognizes beloved St. Petersburg arts supporters who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts.

MUSE Special Volunteer Recognition honors Edel Mohr, Photographer and Author of “Murals of the Sunshine City” This award recognizes an extraordinary volunteer whose dedication to produce the St. Petersburg Mural book shines an international spotlight on St. Petersburg.

Party tickets are $125. Private reception with the awardees’ sponsorships begin at $500 for two guests. Specific MUSE Award, reception and entertainment sponsorships are available. All sponsors will receive the new St. Petersburg Mural Book, not available for sale anywhere. For sponsorship & ticket information please visit the MUSE page on the Arts Alliance website or email

Special Abilities Art Opening and Fundraiser January 26th 2019,

5 - 9 pm, Free City of Imagination 2726 54th St. S. (Between the 2 dog parks) Gulfport, Florida 33707 Come join Studio Duvoe, Inc., the Pinellas Autism Project and the City of Imagination, to celebrate the artistic genius of neuro-diverse (ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, etc.) and physically and developmentally challenged kids and young adults from all over Pinellas County.

Treat Yourself for

Valentine’s Day Beverly Diny - Diny Diamonds JEWELRY MAKEOVER EVENT

February 8 - 11 am – 6 pm, 130 107th Ave. north of the clock tower in Treasure Island. Beverly says jewelry makeovers are a big part of the business she does there. There are a lot of residents who have inherited old- fashioned jewelry or have pieces in their jewelry box that don’t have sentimental attachment anymore. Beverly encourages clients to bring in such things, even broken items, along with dreams of a piece they have always wanted.

“People can come in anytime for a free consultation, but on Feb. 8th, they can actually bring in a piece and watch it evolve into a new piece while they wait. Clients can trade in older pieces or trade up to a new piece.” Also Diny’s can purchase any old, outdated, worn, or unwanted jewelry for cash. Luxury Financing is available with easy deferred interest charges. Apply for a Diny’s Charge today.

Questions? Call Beverly 727-513-3469

Art News

The students, ages 5 - 42, paint in an Abstract Expressionism style, which is based on color, movement, texture and feelings. When a student sells a painting, they receive half of the funds, with the other half going back into the non-profit for future events and art supplies. Student’s work is nicely framed and very reasonably priced ($10 - $100). Don’t miss this opportunity to view and appreciate these fine works of art. Even if you are not in the market for artwork, come and tell them how beautiful it is!!!! We will have live music provided by Bud Good, J. Kolb and Keith & Frank. Food and drinks will also be provided. Call or text Caroline Duvoe at 727-271-5016 or email her at if you have questions. Volunteers are needed for this event and cash donations for the cause can be made at

St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory held its first

holiday concerts in December with 54 students participating in a “Winter Showcase & Nutcracker Excerpts.” The 9-month old 501(c)(3) not-for-profit which launched in March 2018. at 1500 58th St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707. They put on an impressive show, and the parents of the school’s students were raving about the progress their children are getting there. They announced a Spring Concert on March 8th. If you enjoy good ballet at a fair price, reserve the night now. The program announced a summer Intensive program June 10 – August 10 with auditions to be held in January. This is a group worth supporting with your time, talents or donations. They have a wish list and have naming rights available for substantial donations. Congratulations to Brian & Anna Melton for bringing their dream to reality and to Servy & Allexe Gallardo for their artistic accomplishments including creative choreography and quality costuming work.


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Call for Artist - Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

February 23, 2019, 9-5pm February 24, 2019, 9-4pm Downtown Bradenton at Riverwalk FAF-web-banner.jpg and enter: Zapplication GENERAL INFORMATION: The classes of entry into the show are: Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Photography & Sculpture. AWARDS: Best of Show-$1500; 2nd Place-$850; 3rd Place-$650 TO BECOME A SPONSOR: ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents the 19th Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two-day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton at the beautiful Riverwalk Park on the Manatee River. The show features local, regional and national award-winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and more. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education and Outreach programs. Visit

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is one of the very best selling mystery authors of all time and the only writer that has captured the modern audience’s imagination with two major fictitious detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Her work appeals to all readers and lovers of a good mystery.

Meet Agatha Christie Catherine Hickman Theater Friday, February 22, 7 pm

Doors open 6:30 – curtain 7 pm. St Pete storyteller Nan Colton will bring author Agatha Christie to life on the stage of the Catherine Hickman Theater on Friday night, February 22, 2019 @ 7 pm. Event benefits the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation.

Nan Colton is a playwright, director, storyteller, actress and arts educator who has performed and lectured professionally on stages throughout South Africa, Great Britain and the United States. She brings to life passionate, live portraits of remarkable women, and unforgettable tales of fact and fiction.

View until March 2019 • The Museum of Fine Arts


This prolific writer was famous for her mystery novels including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, And Then There Were None. Nan’s portrayal is a biographical journey in the guise of a book signing event. She explores the author’s early years, first marriage and eventual second marriage and fascination with archaeology. A must see for mystery enthusiasts.

This event supports the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation, Gulfport Tickets $20 Advance, $25 Door. Tickets available now @ the Gulfport Welcome Center and the Beach Bazaar Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave S, Gulfport, FL

Newly Printed Studio, Gallery & Museum Guides

NOW Available As the arts footprint in St. Petersburg grows, so does our desire to showcase the talent of artists who are working in our studios or whose work is exhibited in our galleries. This updated and expanded SPAA Studio, Gallery and Museum Guide will serve as a cultural road map for thousands of visitors as well as artsloving locals and collectors.

We are distributing them through our studio & galleries, the Chamber’s Visitor’s Center, and hotels. If you would like some for your business, please come by the SPAA office during business hours.

The guide is also online at document/view/62199457/ st-pete-studio-gallery-museum-guide

“Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or could not learn.” - Sir Winston Churchill

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Jean Schlumberger JEWELS OF THE IMAGINATION Jean Schlumberger was born in 1907 in Mulhouse, France. Although he showed talent for drawing as a child, Schlumberger’s parents— prosperous textile manufacturers—steered him toward a career in weaving or finance. Following his own path, in his 20s he found a job in Paris with an art publishing company. There he became involved with avant-garde artistic circles, including the Surrealists. As a member of that group he knew Salvador Dalí, Leonor Fini, Jean Cocteau, and Man Ray. Schlumberger’s fascination with their dream-like imagery and calculated strangeness influenced his jewelry design. During his time in Paris, Schlumberger also came into contact with Elsa Schiaparelli, the celebrated clothing designer—who was also a member of the Surrealist circle. He initially designed buttons for her garments, but went on to create many iconic pieces of jewelry for her. ABOUT - MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA The MFA at 255 Beach Drive NE has a world-class collection, with works by Monet, Morisot, Rodin, O’Keeffe, Willem de Kooning, and many other great artists. Also displayed are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, and Native American art. Selections from the photography collection, one of the largest and finest in the Southeast, are on view in a gallery dedicated solely to the medium. Kristen A. Shepherd is the Executive Director. Hours: 10 am-5 pm. Monday-Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, until 8 pm on Thursday, and noon-5 pm Sunday. Regular admission: $20/adults; $15 65+, Florida educators, college students, and military; are $10/students 7 + older. Children under 7 and Museum members are admitted free. Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $14 per person and children $4 each with prior reservations. Thursday admission only $10 after 5 pm. The MFA Café is open 11 am to 3 pm. Tuesday-Sunday. More information, 727-896-2667

During World War II, after serving in the French army until 1939, Schlumberger worked as a clothing designer for the Manhattan-based fashion house Chez Ninon. He later opened a small jewelry shop in New York with his childhood friend Nicolas Bongard. In 1942 he and Bongard both enlisted in the Free French Forces. At the war’s end, they returned to Manhattan and reopened their shop. Also, during the war Schlumberger met Lucien “Luc” Bouchage, a talented photographer and kindred spirit who would become his life partner. In 1956, Schlumberger joined Tiffany & Co. as a signature designer. Both he and Bongard were appointed vice presidents of an independent department nestled in the Fifth Avenue flagship store’s mezzanine. At Tiffany & Co. he enjoyed total creative control over his designs and had access to the finest and rarest gemstones on the market. Schlumberger flourished in this environment, greatly benefitting from the company’s high profile and well-heeled clientele. Throughout his career Schlumberger displayed a gift for transforming everyday objects and living creatures—particularly flowers, insects, and sea life—into abstracted yet lively designs. Most unusually, rather than making sketches and then refining them into finished designs, Schlumberger tended to produce a series of precise line drawings which explored a particular motif. Though simply executed, these images reflect his keen intellect, unerring eye for design, and remarkable ability to adapt natural forms to suit his needs. After selecting his favorite designs from among his initial drawings, Schlumberger would often make completed images of proposed projects to offer his clients. Beautifully finished, these presentation pieces were often treasured as works of art themselves. When his clients had chosen a final design, Schlumberger turned the manufacturing process over to his friend and business partner, Nicolas Bongard. He employed a variety of skilled craftsmen who were adept at bringing these vibrant and innovative designs to fruition. From the earliest days of his career, Schlumberger boasted a remarkable and faithful clientele which included aristocrats, socialites, style icons, Hollywood stars, and fashion critics and editors from both Europe and America. Among his biggest fans were Princess Marina of Kent; socialite Gloria Vanderbilt; fashion maven Diana Vreeland; style icon Nancy “Slim” Keith; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and actresses Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. In many ways, Schlumberger’s jewelry embodies the wealth, glamor, and sophistication of the Jet-Set Age. Without doubt, Schlumberger’s greatest patron was Mrs. Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. The pair met when she shopped at his second jewelry shop in Manhattan during the 1950s. Their common interests in art, nature, travel, jewelry, and French culture helped reinforce a long and enduring friendship. Mrs. Mellon’s expansive collection of works by him is also on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection. |



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PERFORMING ARTS Amalie Arena 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.301.6500 January 12 – Winter Jam 2019 February 13 – Michael Buble 18 – Fleetwood Mac American Stage Raymond James Theatre 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg 40th Anniversary Season 727.823.7529 boxof January 23 – February 24 – Pipline Asolo Repertory Theatre 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 800.361.8388 January 2 – 20 – Ghosts 11 – March 10 – The Crucible 18 – March 31 – A Doll’s House, Part 2 February 8 – April 13 – Sweat Bininger Theater Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.867.1166 Capitol Theatre 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater 727.791.7400 January 4 – The Marshall Tucker Band 13 – Engelbert Humperdinck 16 – The SteelDrivers 17 – Arlo Guthrie 18 – Lake Street Dive 19 – Robert Klein 23 – Shawn Colvin Acoustic 24 – Howie Mandel 25 – Hot Tuna Acoustic 26 – Air Supply 27 – Crash Test Dummies 31 – Drew and Ellie Holcomb February 1 – Under the Streetlamp 2 – Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes 5 – G. Love & Special Sauce 6 – Alan Doyle 7 – Gaelic Storm 8 – Paul Thorn 9 – The Magpie Salute 10 – Al De Meola 12 – Taj Mahal Trio 13 – Lewis Black


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15 – Michael Bolton 16 – Los Lobos 17 – An Evening with DAWES 19 – The Zombies 20 – Jake Shimabukuro

February 5 – The Cashore Marionettes 13 – Ed Metz Trio w/ Rosanno Sportiello and Nicki Parrott 16 – The Mersey Beatles

Catherine Hickman Theater 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.893.1070 January 10 – 20 – Never Too Late February 9, 10 – A Corset Line

Gulfport Community Players Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S, Gulfport January 10 – 20 – Never Too Late

Central Park Performing Arts Center 105 Central Park Dr., Largo 727.587.6793 January 6 –Carpenters Remembered 11 – The Music of Queen and Freddie Mercury 12 – The Kingston Trio 17 – The Machine performs Pink Floyd 18 – Yakov Smirnoff 20 – Let’s Hang On 23 – The Rat Pack Together Again 25 – Buddy, Roy & Fats 28 – Erika Sparks & Country Sunshine February 1 – A Tribute to the Eagles 2 – A Neil Diamond Tribute 9 – Hearts for the Arts Ball 11 – Barely Manilow 14 – Almost ABBA 16 – The New Shanghai Circus Eight O’Clock Theatre 105 Central Park Drive, Largo 727.587.6793 Francis Wilson Playhouse 302 Seminole St., Clearwater 727.446.1360 January 17 – 27 – Funny Money February 9 – Broadway in the Forties 21 – March 10 – Nice Work If You Can Get It freeFall Theatre Company 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.498.5205 January 25 – February 24 – Perfect Arrangement Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota 941.552.5325 January 13 – Harry Allen and the Four Others 23 – How Ira Gershwin and Friends Made Clichés Sing 26 – Michael Lasser & Friends 27 – Jeff Rupert Quartet w/Veronica Swift

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M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa (Music Acting Dance Theatre of Tampa) 813.386.6173 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 N, Tampa 813.740.2446 mid National Theatre Live Eckerd College Miller Auditorium 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg Performances in HD January 18 – Hamlet (2018 Encore) February 8 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Patel Conservatory 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa Dance / Theater / Music / Adult Classes 813.222.1002 January 12 – Winter Cabaret 22 – Music: New Works Recital Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park Performing-Arts-Center January 5 – Elvis Birthday Bash 26 – Everly Brothers Tribute February 9 – ABBA Tribute Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater 727.791.7400 January 4 – Ron White 5 – Something Rotten! 6 – Elvis Birthday Bash 6 – TFO: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 9 – TFO: Spirit of America 10 – The Bronx Wanderers 11 – Diana Ross 12 – Whose Live Anyway 17 – Pilobolus 19 – Month Python’s Spamalot

20 – Masters of Illusion 22 – The Doo Wop Project 23 – Disney DCappella 25 – Gladys Knight 26 – Star Wars Live in Concert 27 – Chicago Tribute 27 – America: 50th Anniversary Tour 30 – Magic Giant 31 – Tony Orlando February 1 – The Mavericks 4 – 111 Years of Broadway 6 – TFO: Beautiful Bohemia 7 – Patti LaBelle 12 – Carol Burnett 14 – The Odd Couple: Female Version 14 – Dancing with the Stars: Live! 15 – Herbie Hancock 16 – Dave Mason & Steve Cropper 17 – Golden Boys 17 – TFO: The Planets 19 – David Foster St. Petersburg City Theatre Oldest, continuously operating community theatre in Florida since 1925 Located off I-275 at 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg 727.866.1973 Stageworks Theater 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., West Bldg., #151, Tampa 813.374.2416 February 8 – 24 – Ready Steady Yeti Go Straz Center 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa 813.229.7827 January 4 – TFO: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue 5 – Stars of today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala 9 – February 3 – Othello 10 – Latin Nights 11 – TFO: Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie 15 – March 24 – Hundred Days 15 – Into the Arctic Kingdow with Florian Schulz 15 – 20 – Les Misérables 18 – TFO: Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 19 – Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy 20 – Rosie Revere, Engineer 21 – Carrie Newcomer 23 – Opera Socials Cocktail Reception 23 – Neil deGrasse Tyson 26 – Russell Peters 29 – February 3 – A Bronx Tale 31 – We Shall Overcome

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Events • Through Thursday, January 31 – Drip 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday/noon – 5 pm Sunday, Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. A fascinating ceramic exhibition that highlights the glaze drip. The purpose of this exhibition is to nurture and advance the careers of emerging and established ceramic artists, while also giving our community the opportunity to discover exciting new art being made in the region. 727.822.7872 Through Sunday, March 31 – Jewels of the Imagination 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Saturday/10 am – 8 pm Thursday/noon – 5 pm Sunday, $10 – $20, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg. This exhibition highlights the work of Jean Schlumberger, placing his jewelry and objets d’art as inimitable examples of twentieth-century design. His creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. 727.894.4638 Through Sunday, May 19 – Margritte & Dali 10 am – 5:30 pm daily (until 8 pm Thursdays), $10 – $24, Dalí Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Showcasing carefully curated, exemplary pieces from Magritte’s and Dali’s works, the exhibit pushes back the curtain to reveal what lies beyond the simple appearance of painted images. 727.823.3767 Sunday, January 13 – Portfolio Review 2019 1 – 5 pm, $45 Members/$60 Non-members, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. Have your work reviewed by a panel of professional photographers. Members and Not Yet Members will receive feedback and advice on going forward with their goals and projects. 831.221.2222 Sunday, January 13 – Suncoast Jazz Society Concert 2:30 – 5 pm, $15/$20, Cove Cay Country Clubhouse, 2612 Cove Cay Dr., Largo. Features Paul and Theresa Scavardo and band. Food and drink available for purchase. Information: 727.215.2938 or Monday, January 14 through Monday, January 21 – The Sunshine City Film Festival Various times, prices and venues in St. Petersburg. One of the premier lm festivals that highlights some of the best independent lmmakers in the local Tampa Bay area and other parts of the country. sunshinecity Tuesday, January 15 – Sunday, January 20 – Les Misérables 2 pm Friday and Saturday/7:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday/8 pm Friday and Saturday, $38 – $108, Straz Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit. 813.229.7827 Tuesday, January 15 – Can Torah and Science Agree? 7 pm, $10/$15, Chabad Jewish Center of Greater S. Petersaburg, 4010 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. Mr. Daniel Friedmann, author of ”The Genesis One Code,” will carefully examine the relationship between scienti c theory and biblical teachings. Book signing following the lecture. 727.344.4900 Wednesday, January 16 – Author Tim Dorsey – Live and In-Person! 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Free, St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach. Meet this New York Times bestselling author. Copies of his new book No Sunset for the Dead will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library. 727.363.9238 Thursday, January 17 – Pilobolus Shadowland: The New Adventure 8 pm, $35/$50/$75, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater. International dance company Pilobolus showcases their multimedia spectacular Shadowland. Pilobolus has toured more than 64 countries over the last 42 years.


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Arts & Leisure Straz Center (continued) February 1 – TFO: Dreams of Spain 2 – Double Trouble 6, 7 – Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Farewell Play Tour 9 – Lady Swanwhite 9 – Lippo The Clown 12 – March 10 – Hamilton 13 – Farruquito 14 – Heathers The Musical 15 – TFO: The Planets 16, 17 – C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert Tarpon Springs Cultural Art Center 101 South Pinellas Avenue Tarpon Springs 727.942.5605 January 18 – 27 – Bayou Radio Theatre Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs 727.942.5605 February 2 – Beethoven’s Wig 3 – Farewell Angelina 8 – reVoiced 10 – Presidio Brass 15 – Ranky Tanky 17 – Two on Tap The Coliseum 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Tea dances run October through May January 29 – Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair February 17 – Tampa Bay Bridal Show The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St. S, Bayfront Center St. Petersburg, 727.892.5767 January 5 – TFO: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue 6 – Swan Lake 10 – TFO Coffee Concert: Spirit of American 12 – TFO Pops: Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie 17 – Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular 18 – Nile Rodgers & Chic 19, 20 – TFO: Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 21 – Glenn Miller Orchestra 25 – TFO Rock Concert: The Music of Tom Petty 27 – Pink Martini 31 – Illuminate February 1 – Penn & Teller 2 – TFO Pops: Dreams of Spain 7 – TFO Coffee Concert: Beautiful Bohemia

9 – TFO Gala Concert: An Intimate Evening w/the Florida Orchestra & Seal 12 – ABBA Mania 15 – BB King Blues Band & Tito Jackson 16 – TFO: The Planets 19 – Hymn: Sarah Brightman 20 – 24 – Shen Yun The Palladium 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.822.3590 January 5 – Victor Wainwright and the Train 6 – John Lamb’s All-Star Jazz Birthday 10 – Shelly Berg, Jazz Pianist 11 – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute 12 – Mad Beach Band CD Release Party 16 – Haydn, Dvořák, Mendelssohn 17 – Pavlo in Concert 18 – Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz 19 – Ward Smith & Friends w/ G. David Howard 20 – Tampa Bay Symphony: Composition Contest Finals 22 – EMIT-a-thon w/ Mark Hosler, Anoikis & Kersey/Stewart February 2 – 10 – St. Petersburg Opera: Kiss Me, Kate 12 – Nicki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello, Ed Metz and James Suggs 13 – Beethoven, Korngold, Schumann 14 – Whitney James’ Jazz Valentine 15 – The Mersey Beatles 16 – Memories of Elvis 17 – One City Chorus 18 – Dailey and Vincent 19 – Tampa Bay Symphony: Brush Up Your Shakespeare USF Yuengling Center 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa 813.974.3004 January 20 – Trevor Noah February 5 – TruTV Impractical Jokers Van Wezel 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.953.3368 January 2 – Salute to Vienna 3 – Jay Leno 7, 8 – Something Rotten! 9 – 3 Redneck Tenors 10 – Blue Suede – The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash 13 – Air Supply 15 – The Righteous Brothers 17 – Linda Eder 22 – Pilobolus Shadowland 23 – Howie Mandel 25 – The Midtown Men 26 – Gladys Knight 27 – Jerry Lee Lewis 28 – Tony Orlando

29 – Dick Fox’s Golden Boys 30 – Neil Berg’s 110 Years of Broadway February 5 – Travis Tritt 6 – Lords of 52nd Street 7 – Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 8 – Patti LaBelle 10 – New Shanghai Circus 12 – Boston Pops on Tour 13 – Michael Bolton 14 – Carol Burnett 15 – Dancing with the Stars 16 – Seal 17 – Stomp 19, 20 – Finding Neverland West Coast Players 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater 727.437.2363 January 18 – February 10 – Bingo! The Winning Musical

MUSEUMS Dalí Museum One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg 727.823.3767 Saturdays – DillyDally w/ Dali Sundays – Yoga at The Dali January 3 – ArtFlix: Rene Magritte Documentary 9 – Coffee w/a Curator: Magritte & Dali 10 – Poetry at The Dali 10 – The Dali Bene t Fashion Show 13 – ArtTalk: Timothy Baum, “Meeting Magritte and Dali” 15 – Tied 17 – Opera at The Dali 19 – Introduction to Creative Thinking & Problem Solving 24 – Opera at The Dali 31 – Workshop: Paint Like Magritte February 14 – Poetry at The Dali Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg One City Chorus – Mondays 7 pm Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.820.0100 Through February 10 – Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Free Admission Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa 831.221.2222 January 13 – Portfolio Review

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 727.656.5420 Henry Plant Museum 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813.254.1891 Through February 24 – Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition January 6 – Upstairs/Downstairs 17 – Music in the Museum 18 – February 24 February 3 – Historical Interlude Heritage Museum 100 Beekman Ln., Tarpon Springs History and culture of the Greek community January 13 – A Celebration of Scotland in Song 22 – Lunch & Learn: George Inness & George Iness, Jr.: An Arts Legacy Imagine Museum 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Contemporary American Studio Glass Weekly ArtWorks ARTcart – 2nd Saturday each month Thursdays $5 after 5 pm January 26 – Fire & Light Gala: “Illumination” John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 941.359.5700 Mondays: Free admission all day Thurs – Art After 5 Fri – ROAR – Ringling Order of Art Readers Fri & Sat – Bayfront Garden Tours First Sat – Kid’s Quest, Family Workshop Through February 17 – Coco Fusco: Twilight January 5 – Coco Fusco, Twilight Meet-Up 12 – Art and a Movie: Nadie 12 – Fertilizer Basics 12 – Poetry in Contemporary Cuba 18, 19 – Bill Bowers: All Over The Map 22 – Collection of Rare Travel Books 27 – Forks & Corks: The Grand Tasting February 9 – Growing Roses in Florida

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Events Friday, January 18 – City of Gulfport Arbor Day 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Free, Tomlinson Park Complex, 19th Ave. S & 54th St. S, Gulfport. Celebrate trees and their importance to the environment. Children from the School Year Child Care Program will read excerpts and the Gulfport Teen Council will serve refreshments. Free Sweetgum and Red Maple seedlings will be available to guests while supplies last. 727.893.1118 Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 10 – Bingo! The Winning Musical! 8 pm Friday and Saturday/2 pm Sunday,$25 General/$21 Students, West Coast Players, 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater. In this splashy, zippy, and smart musical comedy, a group of die-hard bingo players stop at nothing to miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and erce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. 727.437.2363 Saturday, January 19 – Community Yard Sale 8 am – noon, Free, Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Come and shop over 75 vendors. Someone’s trash is another’s treasure. Vendor space is limited. ($25). 727.363.9245 Saturday, January 19 – Senior Excursion: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 9 am – 4 pm, $15 Transportation only, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. The only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytes, especially orchids and bromeliads, and their canopy ecosystems, with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. 727.363.9245 Saturday, January 19 – 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. visitgulfport Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 – St. Pete Beach Classic Weekend Race Times and registration fees vary, Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Several Kids Dashes (50 to 300 yards), a 10K, 5K, 3.8 Mile Beach Fun Run and a Half Marathon separated by a couple post-race parties, free concert and a beach bon re. Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 – Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival 10 am – 5 pm, Free, Treasure Island Beach, Thunderbird Beach Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Be amazed by the talented kite yers performing to music in dual-line and multi-line sport kite ying in a wide array of disciplines. e/22nd-annual-ti-sport-kite-competitionfestival-tickets-47388008810 Saturday, January 19 through Saturday, January 26 – Writers in Paradise: Evening Reading Series 7 pm Sunday – Friday /8 pm Saturday, Free, Eckerd College, Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Visiting professional poets and authors, including Ana Menéndez and Laura Lippman, give evening readings. Monday, January 21 – Going High 10 am – 2 pm, Free for rst time guests, Chapel on the Hill Church, Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole. Ikebana International, St. Petersburg Chapter members will demonstrate the art of ikebana with tall arrangements. Bring your own lunch. Refreshments provided. 727.303.1462


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Arts & Leisure Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.4638 Thursdays $5 after 5 pm Through March 3 – Fairyland Lustre Through March 31 – Jewels of the Imagination January 9 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton: Drawn to Beauty 24 – Merging Concepts of Beauty February 1 – 3 – Wine Weekend 7 – Cinema @ the MFA: At Long Last Love 8 – MUSE Awards 13 – Coffee Talk w/Nan Colton: Fairyland Lustre Safford House Museum 23 Parkin Ct., Tarpon Springs Restored Victorian home built in 1883 St. Pete Sculpture Experience 780 Central Ave., St. Petersburg More than 100 sculptures from life size to giant size. 727.316.1718 St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 727.894.1052 Through January 3 – The Forgotten War: Korea 1950 Tampa Bay Automobile Museum 3301 Gateway Centre, Pinellas Park Unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles.727.579.8226 Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St, Tampa 813.228.0097 Tampa Museum of Art 120 W St. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 813.259.1720 Saturday – Art Spot for Families January 29 – Selections from “A History of America in 100 Maps” Tarpon Springs Railroad Depot Historical Museum 160 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs Free admission 727.943.4624 The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art 150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg Tuesdays $10 All day January 12 – Family Day: Winter Wildlife 13 – Art Demonstration: Rick Casali, Sculptor 27 – Performance: The West in Popular Songs

29 – Pueblo Cultures 29 – Film: True Grit February 5 – Cultures of the Southwest – The Navajo 9 – Family Day: Pueblo Pottery 10 – Gallery Talk: Emily Kapes, Curator of Art 12 – Indigenous Cultures of the Southwest – The Apache USF Contemporary Art Museum 3821 USF Holly Dr., Tampa cam_exhibitions.html Through March 2 – The Visible Turn January 11 – Opening Celebration for the Visible Turn 24 – Art Thursday: Bosco Sodi, Muro USF Contemporary Art Museum Institute for Research in Art 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa USF Graphic Studio 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Ste 100, Tampa Free admission 813.974.3503

ART GALLERIES ARTpool Gallery 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.324.3878 January 12, 13 – Crafty Fest February 9, 10 – Crafty Fest [blank] Slate Gallery 538 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.312.5700 Chihuly Collection 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 ext 5102 Through February 28 – Norwood Viviano: Postindustrial First permanent collection of Dale Chihuly’s work. January 2 – 4 – Glass Camp for Teens Cobb Gallery Eckerd College, Library Cir. St. Petersburg 800.454.9009 Craftsman House 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.323.2787 Gallery-Café-Pottery Studio Second Saturday ArtWalk

January 9 – Tom Russell 19 – David Wilcox 25 – Seth Glier February 7 – Radoslav Lorković Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center 1846 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.825.0515 Second Saturday ArtWalk Crossroads Gallery St. Pete College – Clearwater 2465 Drew St., Clearwater aspx?id=2097 Domain Home Accessories & Gallery 3129 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport Local and Florida artisans featured Duncan McClellan Gallery 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg 813.760.6600 Second Saturday ArtWalk Dunedin Fine Art Center 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 727.298.3322 More than 100 classes offered Scholarships available January 7 – February 17 – Winter I Session Florida CraftArt Gallery 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 727.821.7391 Second Saturday ArtWalk Mural Walk on Saturdays Gulf Coast Artists Alliance 727.738.8010 gcaa- .org 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 January 11 – 28 – Midtown Through Our Eyes 14 – My Story Night: Documentary Films The Art Lofts Florida Craftsmen Galleries (2nd oor) 10 5th St. N, St. Petersburg 727.504.8788 Second Saturday ArtWalk

ART CENTERS & CLASSES Beach Art Center 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Bch. 727.596.4331 Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 727.822.7872 Glass Studio & Hot Shop, Classes and Galleries Second Saturday ArtWalk Saturdays at The Morean for Families Fridays – Art Snap Through January 31 – Drip January 2 – 4 – Art Camp for Kids 7 – February 17 – Winter Session 1 Morean Center for Clay 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg 727.821.7162 Fridays – Friday Night Clay Sundays for Families 1 – 3 pm Second Saturday ArtWalk Pinellas Park Art Society Park Station Building 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park 727.360.4406 Safety Harbor Art & Music Center 706 2nd St. N, Safety Harbor 727.725.4018 January 18 – Kyshona Armstrong & Shannon LaBrie 19 – Oddyssey Quartet CD Release Party 19 – February 16 – “Alice in Wonderland” 24 – Tim Reynolds/TR3 25 – Melanie February 9 – The War and Treaty Society of Acrylic Painters Membership info / exhibit entry: Studio Duvoe 2808 Clinton St. S, Gulfport 727.271.5016 Creative play sessions and art parties for neurotypical and neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) children and adults January 26 – Special Abilities Art Opening and Fundraiser SunTan Art Center at Don Vista Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years |



Events Monday, January 21 – MLK Dream Big Parade and Family Fun Day 11 am, Free, 3rd St. and 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg. This is the nation’s longest-running parade honoring MLK. Following the parade, enjoy a Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field featuring a kids zone, entertainment, an education drive, day of service programs and more from 2:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, January 24 – Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Replacing Bad Plants with Good Plants 6 – 8 pm, Free, St. Petersburg Water Resources, 1650 3rd Ave. N, St Petersburg. Educators from the city of St. Petersburg, University of Florida/ IFAS Extension Pinellas County and private industry will teach you how to create and maintain an attractive Florida-Friendly Landscape that saves water, time, and sweat. Register: 727.453.6524

Arts & Leisure Treasure Island Art Guild Gallery Closed June, July, August Painting Workshops held weekly Wednesday – Anything Goes Thursday – Acrylic Painting Friday – Portrait Workshop – live model Veterans Art Center 6798 Crosswinds Dr. N, St. Petersburg 813.504.3092 Provides opportunities for military and veterans to develop and showcase creative and artistic accomplishments

Friday, January 25 – Melanie 7:30 pm, $40, Safety Harbor Art & Music Center, 706 2nd St. N, Safety Harbor. Melanie rst shot to stardom with her unforgettable appearance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and has had 13 Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 hits. A true pioneer for female musicians. 727.725.4018

Zen Glass Studio 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg 727.323.3141 Offers glassblowing classes & workshops. Second Saturday ArtWalk. St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District.

Friday, January 25 – Peter and the Wolf and Beyond: The Life and Music of Sergei Proko ev 10 am – noon, $10 Members/$25 Non-members, Eckerd College Pelican, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Learn about the life, times and music of this popular composer. Guided listening. Presented by OLLI.


Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27 – Tampa Bay Home Show 10 am – 6 pm Friday and Saturday/10 am – 5 pm Sunday, Free, Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to ooring, to windows and home protection. tampa-bay-home-show Saturday, January 26 – Air Supply 8 pm, $65/$75/$89, Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Celebrating 44 years, the hit-making duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are known for their songs “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All.” 727.791.7400 Saturday, January 26 – 2019 Tweed Ride 2 – 8 pm, $15 Members/$20 Non-members/Free kids under 16, St. Petersburg Shuf eboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N, St. Petersburg. A leisurely bike ride through downtown St Petersburg wearing your nest tweed or other fashionable vintage followed by an after party. Proceeds bene t the St. Petersburg Shuf eboard Club. Saturday, January 26 – 2nd Annual Fire & Light Gala: “Illumination” 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $125 Members/$150 Non-members, Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Guests will have VIP access to the galleries and be dazzled by displays of light illuminating the night. Decadent food and drink accompanied by live music and captivating entertainment, will delight the senses. •


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Glazer Children’s Museum 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa Created speci cally for children 10 and under 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. January 11 – A Night at the Brewseum Heritage Village 11909 125th St N, Largo 727.582.2123 Free 21-acre living history museum Sundays – Speaking of History Through January 6 – Holidays at the Village January 5 – Roc Day Tampa Bay Manatee Village Historical Park 1404 Manatee Ave. E (SR 64), Bradenton Free open-air history museum MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa 813.987.6000 Children’s science center Saunders Planetarium January 12 – SkyWatch

MUSIC Clearwater Jazz Holiday October 17 – 20, 2019 Florida Orchestra See venues for dates – Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall & David Straz Performing Arts Center 50th Anniversary Season 727.662.7286 New Horizons of Gulfport, Inc. Gulfport Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport, Novice and Intermediate Bands 727.656.1469 School of Rock St. Petersburg 2401 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Guitar, drum, singing, keyboard/piano lessons 727.871.7625 South Pasadena Community Band All-volunteer band 727.398.9639 January 23 – Concert TI Community Center 24 – Concert South Pasadena City Hall February 20 – Concert TI Community Center 21 – Concert South Pasadena City Hall St. Pete Beach Music Club Suntan Art Center 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach Adult group musical activities for all levels of musical experience 727.512.5966 St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg 727.341.4360 January 18 – Kevin Kenner February 8 – Steven Mayer Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island 727.360.5531 January 13 – Concert Tampa Bay Symphony Performances in various locations 727.827.8087 The Blue Parrot Café 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach

Every Monday 727.368.9619 Every Monday – TomKats 18 Piece Jazz Orchestra TomKats Jazz Orchestra The Hangar Restaurant 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg Every Monday – Jazz Jam 727.823.7767

OPERA Eckerd College 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg Miller Auditorium The Met in HD Series Live high-de nition broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera 727.864.7600 January 12 – Adriana Lecouvreur February 2 – Carmen Florida Opera Festival Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa St. Petersburg Opera Company 2145 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.823.2040 Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings and Cocktail with the Maestro Various performance locations Sarasota Opera House 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 941.328.1300 January 5 – Celebration Concert February 2 – The Opera Gala 9 – March 22 – Turandot 13 – Learn to Sin 16 – March 23 – The Magic Flute St. Petersburg Opera Guild The Matinee Opera Players 64th Way, Pinellas Park Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center The Pinellas Opera League Socialize and be entertained First Wednesday each month October – June

DANCING Florida West Ballet A not-for-pro t Pre-Professional Performing Arts Company 616 4th St. N, St. Petersburg Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport More information on Casino events or rental availability 727.893.1070. Every Wednesday – Swing First and third Sunday – Ballroom Second Sunday – Soul Night Sarasota Ballet 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.359.0099 Tickets 941.351.0099 ext 101 January 6 – The Sarasota Ballet Gala 16 – Inside the Studio – World Premiere 25 – 28 – Transcending Movement February 4 – Principal Film Series – Martha Graham 11 – Meet the Boys from Brazil! 15 – 17 – Martha Graham Dance Company St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory 1500 58th St S, Gulfport 727.914.7257 St. Petersburg Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg 972.741.3749 Sunday, Dinner & Dancing: 2:15 – 3:30 pm – Dinner – $8 727.360.0584 for dinner reservations 3 – 6 pm – Dancing – $6 Members/$8 Non-members

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FILM Celebrating CommUNITY International Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Various times and locations International Cinema Series Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, Miller Auditorium 727.864.7979


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Saturday, January 26 – Gasparilla Invasion 11:30 am – 1 pm, Free, Tampa. Begins at the south end of Hillsborough Bay and docks at the Tampa Convention Center. The Gasparilla Flotilla – led by the Jose Gasparilla teeming from bow to stern and capstan to crow’s nest with swashbuckling YMKG pirates – creates a spectacular sight as she heads up Seddon Channel towards downtown Tampa. Saturday, January 26 – Gasparilla Parade of Pirates 2 – 5:30 pm, Free, Tampa. Begins at Bay to Bay Blvd. and Bayshore Blvd. and ends at Cass St. and Ashley Dr. Bayshore Blvd. Over 130 units, including more than 90 elaborate oats, 14 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and those infamous YMKG pirates. Saturday, January 26 – Junk in the Trunk 8 am – 1 pm, Free, Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S, Gulfport. Get rid of junk for free. Trash it, Swap it. Donate it. Free bike registrations and helmets for the kids. Music, giveaways, coffee with a cop and gardening tips. gulfport Saturday, January 26 – Special Abilities Art Opening and Fundraiser 5 – 9 pm, Free, Studio Duvoe, 2808 Clinton St. S, Gulfport. Celebrate the artistic genius of neuro-diverse and physically and developmentally challenged kids and young adults from all over Pinellas County. Students' work is nicely framed and very reasonably priced ($10 – $100). Live music, food and drinks. 727.271.5016 Sunday, January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 10 am – 4 pm, Free admission all day, Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St. S, St. Petersburg. An international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. 727.820.0100 Tuesday, January 29 – Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair 10 am – 2 pm, Free, The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. A great opportunity to look at ways to further develop your skills for the jobs of today and review the bright career prospects of tomorrow. Tuesday, January 29 – True Grit 6 – 8 pm, Free Members/$10 Non-members, The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, 150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. John Wayne corralled an Academy Award as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, a boozy, one-eyed lawman hired by a young girl (Kim Darby) to nd her father’s killer. It remains one of Hollywood’s most entertaining Westerns. Thursday, January 31 – Workshop: Paint Like Magritte 6 – 7:30 pm, $10 Members/$15 Non-members, Dalí Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Feeling inspired by Magritte & Dali? Paint a surreal silhouette based on Magritte’s Sky Bird. No previous experience needed. 727.823.3767 Friday, February 1 – First Friday St. Pete 5:30 – 10 pm, Free, Central Ave., between 2nd & 3rd Streets, St. Petersburg. Monthly street party with music, food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds bene t Breakfast Optimists Club.


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Arts & Leisure LGBTQ Film Series Gulfport Public Library 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Second Thursday of each month 7 pm. 727.893.1074 January 10 – The Cakemaker February 14 – Saturday Church Sunscreen Film Festival April 25 – 28, 2019 sunscreen Various locations throughout St. Petersburg. VIP & General Admission

COMEDY Coconuts Comedy Club Oldest (longest running) comedy club in Florida. 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.5653 (JOKE) Open mike on Tuesdays Shows: Wed – Sat, 9 pm Spit re Theater Improv Comedy Theater 14 18th St. S, St. Petersburg spit

ECO / ZOOS / AQUARIUMS Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg 727.893.7326 Tram Tours Saturdays, Guided Tours, Classes January 8 – Birds and Bombs February 2 – Raptor Fest Brooker Creek Preserve 3940 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs 727.453.6800 Tram Tours Saturdays, Guided Tours, Classes 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 Through January 6 – Winter’s Wonderland Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 813.273.4000 Voted Third Best Aquarium in the United States by USA Today Readers’ Choice 2018

Fort De Soto Park Tierra Verde 727.552.1862 Guided Nature Walks – Sat. & Sun. Mote Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota 941.388.4441 Science, Education, Aquarium St. Petersburg Audubon Society 727.753.9731 101+ Years Conservation Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month Boyd Hill Bird Walk 1st Saturday of month January 1 – Brooker Creek Preserve February 16 – Emerson Point Preserve St. Petersburg Shell Club Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole 727.867.6861 1st Friday September thru May 7 pm Seaside Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores 727.391.6211 Largest non-pro t wild bird hospital sanctuary. Free. Donations accepted. Tours. Weedon Island Preserve 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 727.453.6500 January 12 – Marvelous Manatees 19 – The Great Weedon Bird Quest 26 – Plants and People 31 – Transforming Your Landscape February 9 – Pottery 16 – Photography Hike 16 – Sharky Science 16 – Introduction to Plant Classi cation ZooTampa at Lowry Park 1101 West Sligh Ave., Tampa One mile west of I-275 (exit 48) 813.935.8552

ON THE WATER Adult Basic Sailing School Boca Ciega Yacht Club, Not-for-pro t Sailing Club Bay Sailors A sailing club for singles. Looking for a few good skippers with sailboats. For contact information visit

Boating Skills & Seamanship USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 72 Safe Boating Program, 9 Classes Tuesday 7:30 – 9:30 pm, $60 1300 Beach Blvd. SE, St. Petersburg (US Coast Guard Base) 727.898.1324 Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center Located behind Dolphin Village 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 727.360.7411 Sailing, Fishing, Motor Cruising, Sunset Sails, Dolphin Watches Shell Key Shuttle & Sunset Cruises 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Merry Pier 727.360.1348 Dog friendly cruises on special dates. StarLite Dining Yachts Clearwater and St. Pete Beach 727.462.2628 Afternoon & evening cruises, dining & dancing, entertainment, full bar, sightseeing. St. Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron Safe Boating Program St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 2nd Ave. SE, St. Petersburg 727.550.1811 America’s Boating Course Free to attend, $45 materials 7 week course. Mon 7 – 9 pm Pre-registration required USCGAUX Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 78, 12-week continuous Program Tuesdays 7 pm, Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach Up to 2 years to nish. $45, $60 couple, Jim 727.360.4846 or Tony 941.504.4855 January 1 – No Class 8 – Waterway Watch/ Trailering Your Boat 15 – Handling Your Boat 22 – Your “Highway” Signs 29 – Rules of the Nautical Road February 5 – Boating Safety 12 – Introduction to Navigation 19 – Powering Your Boat

FERRIES Crossbay Ferry Connecting Downtown Tampa Aquarium Wharf to Downtown St. Petersburg Vinoy Basin $8 each way, reduced fares for children & seniors, Tuesday through Sunday Egmont Key Ferry Fort De Soto Bay Pier $12.50 Children/$25 Adults

Madeira Beach Water Taxi Services 6 stops throughout Madeira Beach, St. Petersburg (Jungle Prada) and Treasure Island. Prices vary. Friday through Sunday only Pirate Water Taxi Hop On, Hop Off, 15 stops along the Hillsborough River and Tampa Riverwalk. Prices vary. Shell Key Ferry Fort De Soto Boat Ramp $10 Children/$20 Adults

NATURE Florida Botanical Gardens 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo Free. Friendly dogs welcome on leash. Open daily. Welcome Center is closed weekends & county holidays. 727.582.2100 February 14 – Valentine’s Day Group Wedding Florida West Coast Orchid Society Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo 2nd Thurs, 7:30 pm. Visitors welcome. Educational classes 727.420.7230 Garden Club St. Petersburg 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg 727.381.8920 January 8 – Florida Native Plants Ikebana International Chapter 65, St. Petersburg Chapel On The Hill Church – Evans Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole 3rd Monday, 10 am – 2 pm, September to May. Ikebana – centuries old art of Japanese oral arranging. 727.729.9445 January 21 – Going High February 1 – 3 – Sunken Gardens Outdoor Exhibition 18 – Seven Japanese Aesthetic Principles Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota Mondays – Yoga in the Garden 941.366.5731 January 6 through January 27 – Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica January 6 – 27 – Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica 7 – Borucan Mask Painting 17 – Visions/Memories Collage 18 – Gelli Plate Botanical Printing 23 – Watercolor Workshop 24 – Sumi + Color |



Events Friday, February 1 – Gulfport First Friday Art & Gallery Walk 6 – 10 pm, Free, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. The streets are lined with artisans, entertainment and gourmet goodies. Shops, galleries and restaurants open late. visitgulfport Friday, February 1 through Sunday, February 3 – St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival 4 – 10 pm Friday/11 am – 10 pm Saturday/11 am – 6 pm Sunday, Free, Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach. A diverse menu of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks combined with outstanding live musical performances in a diversity of genres with a marketplace of crafts and ne product selections.seafoodfestivals. com/S-55-St.+Pete+Beach+Seafood+ %26+Music+Festival.html Friday, February 1 through Sunday, February 3 – Sunken Gardens Outdoor Exhibition 10 am – 4:30 pm Friday & Saturday/noon – 4:30 Sunday, Included in admission, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. View arrangements designed by Members of Chapter #65 speci cally for outdoor settings. These stunning designs utilize creative materials and out-of-the-box thinking to surprise you with their beauty. Saturday, February 2 – Localtopia 2019 10 am – 5 pm, Free, Williams Park 330 2nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local” showcasing over 200 of the city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations. Family-friendly. Saturday, February 2 – Raptor Fest 10 am – 4 pm, Free, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Trained raptors in free ight, tram tours, photo opps with live birds of prey, acitivities for children and families. 727.893.7326 Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 – 2 Cool Art Show 10 am – 5 pm, Free, Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport. Thirty ve juried artists show and sell a variety of hand crafted visual and functional works in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Artists, the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Downtown Merchant Association. Thursday, February 7 – Cinema @ the MFA: At Long Last Love 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Included in admission, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg. Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich pays homage to the lavish musical comedies of the 1930s musicals in this lushly extravagant lm. 727.894.4638 Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 – Florida State Fair 9 am Monday through Thursday/10 am Friday through Sunday, $5 and up, Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa. Carnival games, rides, food, entertainment and exhibits. Special days and discounts.


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Arts & Leisure Marie Selby Botanical Gardens con’t 29 – Rivers, Mountains & Waterfalls in Watercolor February 8 – Flowers & Their Features 14 – 16 – Zen Watercolor Workshops 18 – Amazing Animals & Flowers in Sumi-e Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg Adult and Child Horticultural Workshops 727.892.5715 February 1 – 3 – Ikebana Outdoor Exhibition

CARD GAME / BINGO Pasadena Card Club 10 Park St N, St. Petersburg Duplicate Bridge Mon., Wed., Fri., 12:30 pm Contract Bridge & Pinochle Tues. & Thurs., Noon David 727.381.5944 St. Petersburg Bridge Club 9103 US 19N, Pinellas Park Games, Lessons, & Seminars Charlie 727.363.1136 or 544.5040 Treasure Island Community Center Bingo 106th Ave. & Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island Early Games start 6:45 pm Regular Games start 7:45 pm Presented by the Treasure Islettes Bene ts local scholarships. Linda 727.270.3178

CLUBS FUN!! 2nd Saturday October thru April 9 am – noon, Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St S., St. Petersburg Sing songs you love, ages middle school on up Greater Pinellas Democratic Club 2nd Thursday monthly, Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater Largest Democratic club on west coast of Florida. Reservations 727.360.3971 or 727.577.6359 Gulfport Lions Club Community Civic Organization 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6 pm Gulfport Lions Clubhouse, 4630 Tifton Dr. S, Gulfport

Isle of Palms Civic Association Community Civic Organization 4th Tuesday 6 pm Dinner/Mixer Treasure Island Community Center Shelly Ritchie 860.480.3035 of%20palms%20civic%20association Military Of cers Association of St. Petersburg 3rd Friday. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd., Gulfport. Military Of cers that are retired, active duty or former of cers and their spouses or widows invited. RSVP 727.360.2936 Military Of cers Wives Club 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 11:30 am, Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair. Social, lunch & program. Military Of cers retired, active duty, former of cers, spouses, widows invited. RSVP: LTC George Smith 727.786.5578 National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 259 – Clearwater 727.643.7395 No meeting July and August National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1140 – 4th Wed. monthly. 4th Monday except June, July, Aug. 11:30 am. Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Seminole Spouses & guests welcome. Pass-A-Grille Shuf e Board January through March Tues/Thurs/Sat, 10 am – noon Pass-A-Grille Park 9 & 10th Ave. Member $20/yr, Open to Public. Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches Tuesdays, Noon, Guests welcome. The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island 727.434.2353 Senior Solos 2nd Monday except July and August 1:30 pm, Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. A social group of single folks 55+. Wally 727.544.7183 or

Social Club of St. Petersburg Sons of Italy, 2500 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Bocce, cards and social events. Open to the public on Mondays and for special events. sonso 727.323.2691

Treasure Islettes Community Service Organization 4th Monday except June thru August Treasure Island Community Center 727.270.9024

Stetson Tech Club Last Monday 3 – 5 pm Gulfport Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport Join Stetson Law students for their Tech Tips Classes. RSVP 727.893.5671


St. Petersburg International Community of Astrologers (SPICA) 3rd Thursday monthly 7 – 9 pm Blissful Beginnings, 9365 US Hwy 19 N. Suite B, Pinellas Park 727.347.4737 St. Petersburg Republican Club 2nd Wednesday 7 pm St. Petersburg Comm. Church, 4501 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg Gail Hebert 727.526.2492 St. Petersburg Shuf eboard Club Fridays, 7 – 11 pm, Free. 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N, St. Petersburg A hip twist on an old game. 727.822.2083 stpeteshuf January 26 – 2019 Tweed Ride Suncoast Quilting Circle Wednesdays, 10 am or 3rd Monday 7 pm Pilgrim Congregational Church 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Swiss Club 2nd Saturday 11:45 am October thru May The Club at Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. 727.367.4511 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild 2nd Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Good Samaritan Church 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park Coloring, patterning, structuring and transformation of fabric, ber and other materials The Contemporaries Support group of members of Museum of Fine Arts. Monthly lectures, gatherings and eld trips supporting contemporary artists of Tampa Bay. $50 yearly membership in addition to MFA Membership. The Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists (HPDA) 2nd Saturday except December Faith Community Church, 1501 Walker Ave. N, Seminole. Local chapter of National Society of Decorative Painters. 727.687.2403 hpda .com

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Clearwater/St. Petersburg Ski Club 2nd Tuesday 6:30 pm Mike’s Pizza & Deli Station, 13560 49th St., Clearwater. Pinellas County’s only ski club. 727.743.3108 Mad Dogs Swim Wednesday night swims through summer 6 pm. Hurley Park Shelter, Pass-A-Grille Beach, 1600 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. 727.582.1910 Tampa Bay Beach Bums Beach volleyball for players of all levels


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HEALTH Depression Bipolar Support Every Thursday 7 pm Pasadena Community Church Life Enrichment Building, Classroom 1A 227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg Free, no registration, con dential 727.410.1569 Gulfport Walking Club January through March Gulfport Recreation Center 5730 Shore Boulevard, Gulfport Gulfport & Pinellas County parks. John Lapham 727.893.1079 Jazzercise Exercise Classes Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 pm Treasure Island City Hall 120 108th Ave., Treasure Island First class is free. 727.481.3995 eileen. Memory Café – Gulfport 3rd Monday 12:15 am – 2 pm Neptune Grille, 5501 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Support for those suffering from dementia and their loved ones. RSVP 727.327.0167 or 813.384.7571 |



Events Friday, February 8 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: HD Live 12:55 pm, $25, National Theatre Live, Eckerd College, Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. Friday, February 8 – MUSE Awards 7 pm, $125, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive. NE, St. Petersburg. Recognizes and pays tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. Events include interactive digital art, pop-up performances, artful by-the-bite dinner courses and curated auction items. John Collins Saturday, February 9 – 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, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 – A Corset Line 7 pm Saturday/2 pm Sunday, $10 in advance/$15 at door, Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. There was a time when “show girl” hinted at “improper” for a respectable young lady. Fast forward to the 21st century. Today women decide for themselves what is proper. 727.893.1070 visitgulfport Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 – Crafty Fest 11 am – 5 pm, Free, Art Pool Galleries, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. This market with an artsy slant includes local arts, Etsy crafters, vintage and retro goods, jewelry and plants. Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 – Gulfport Fine Arts Festival 10 am – 5 pm, Free, Veteran’s Park, 5350 31st Ave. S, Gulfport. This juried art show will feature the ne works of art from across the region, including but not limited to; 2D, 3D, ceramic, glass, metal, mixed media, wood, acrylic, collage, oil, pastel, ink, ne photography, watercolor and ne jewelry. visitgulfport Sunday, February 10 – Peace, Love & Pride Festival Noon – 5 pm, Free, In and around the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Family-friendly event. Comprises three events in one, all happening in and around the Historic Gulfport Casino. There’s a Chili Cookoff … Music Festival … and Pride Marketplace. Tuesday, February 12 through Friday, February 15 – St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs Times vary, Free, University of South Florida 140 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg. Panels of distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts discuss critical international issues of the day. Seating is on a rst come, rst seated basis. Register: 727.873.4872


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Arts & Leisure Memory Café – St. Petersburg 2nd Monday 11 am – 1 pm Carrabba’s St. Pete, 1951 4th St. N, St. Petersburg. Support for those suffering from dementia and their loved ones. RSVP 727.327.0167 or 813.384.7571 Ostomy Support Group Last Sunday 2 pm St. Anthony’s Hospital Auditorium, 1200 7th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Learn all about the life changing procedure. 727.657.0998 Walking Club & Memory Café 3rd Friday 10 – 11 am group walk Tyrone Sq. Mall/Food Court Entrance 11:15 am – 1 pm Memory Café at Red Robin, 6901 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For those with memory concerns & their loved ones. RSVP 727.327.016 or 813.384.7571

NETWORKING 100+ Women Who Care – Pinellas Cove Cay Golf Club. 2612 Cove Cay Dr., Clearwater. Provides nancial support to local, charitable organizations. 727.515.1868 100WomenWhoCarePinellas Business & Professional Women’s Club 1st & 3rd Thursday, 11:30 am 400 Beach Dr., St. Petersburg 727.471.8248 RGANetwork Every Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:30pm Rib City, 1550 66th St. N, St. Petersburg Professional business networking organization. Member of Florida Barter Women in Tourism Educate, encourage, network. 3rd Friday, various locations throughout Tampa Bay.

TOASTMASTERS Bay Pines Toastmasters Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:30 pm C.W. “Bill” Young VA Hospital, Medical Center Auditorium (Bldg 20), 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg 727.488.4941

Cool ‘N Con dent Toastmasters Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm St. Petersburg College – Gibbs Campus, 6605 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg RSVP to attend: 850.228.0315 Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters Thursdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm St. Petersburg College, Room DC125, 244 2nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg Robert 727.417.5777 Gulfport Toastmasters Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:30 pm Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport 727.709.2183 St. Petersburg Toastmasters Tuesdays 6:15 – 8:30 pm Hope Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1801 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg

THRIFT SHOPS Attic Shoppe 316 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach Run by St. Albans Church One of longest running thrift shops in St. Pete Beach. 727.360.5647 CASA Thrift Shop 1011 1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg Wednesday Seniors 55+ save 25%. Monies raised bene t the victims of domestic violence. Donations greatly appreciated. 727.828.1233 Creative Thrift Art Store (at Creative Clay) 1846 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg 727.825.0515 Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church Thrift Shop 107 16th Ave. & Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. 727.360.5508 9 am – noon Tue, Wed., Thur., & Sat. Closed June through August Treasures by the Sea Church by the Sea 495 137th Ave., Madeira Beach 727.391.7706 10 am – 2 pm Tuesday & Thursday

DOWNTOWNS GULFPORT Gulfport Public Library Events January 4 – First Friday Art & Gallery Walk 18 – City of Gulfport Arbor Day 19 – Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk 26 – Junk in the Trunk February 1 – First Friday Art & Gallery Walk 2, 3 – 2Cool Art Show 9, 10 – Fine Arts Festival 10 – Peace, Love & Pride Festival 16 – Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk ST. PETE BEACH SPB Recreation Center 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach 727.363.9245 St. Pete Beach Public Library Events January 5 – Senior Excursion: St. Armand’s Circle 12 – Senior Excursion: North Tampa Market 12, 13 – Corey Area Craft Festival 19 – Senior Excursion: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 19 – Community Yard Sale 19, 20 – St. Pete Beach Classic Weekend 26 – Senior Excursion: Yuengling Tour & Lunch at Shells February 1 – 3 – St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival 2 – Senior Excursion: Localtopia & Lunch at 4th St. Shrimp Store 9 – Senior Excursion: Florida State Fair 16 – Senior Excursion: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival ST. PETERSBURG January 4 – First Friday St. Pete 12 – Second Saturday ArtWalk 21 – MLK Dream Big Parade and Family Fun Day February 1 – First Friday St. Pete 2 – Localtopia 2019 9 – Second Saturday ArtWalk 12 – 15 – St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs

TOURS First United Methodist Church 212 Third St. N, St. Petersburg Tour of 10 Tiffany style stained glass windows featuring recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. First Wednesday at 11 am, organ concert at noon. Donations welcome. 727.894.4661

Ghost Tour of Downtown St. Petersburg 181 4th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg Every night at 8 pm $20/$12 ages 4 – 12 727.894.4678 Preserve the Burg Historic Walking Tours Free for SPP members $10 non-members 727.824.7802 January 5 – Original Downtown 12 – The Waterfront 26 – Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood Walking Mural Tours Departing from Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Murals and history behind them Saturdays from 10 – 11:30 am 727.821.7391

MARKETS TUESDAYS Gulfport’s Tuesday Fresh Market All year 9 am – 3 pm, October thru April 9 am – 2 pm, May thru September Beach Blvd, below 28th Ave. S, Gulfport Live music. Second Tuesday – Clothing Swap WEDNESDAYS Seminole Wednesday Market November thru April 10 am – 2 pm Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St., Seminole SeminoleWednesdayMarket FRIDAYS Treasure Island Friday Market December thru April 9 am – 2 pm Community Center’s Park (behind Walgreens)104th Ave. & Park Place, Treasure Island. Free parking, live music. 727.360.4121 SATURDAYS Saturday Morning Market Closed for September only 9 am – 2 pm, October thru May Al Lang Stadium parking lot, corner of 1st Ave. S & 1st St., St. Petersburg 9 am – 1 pm, June thru August Williams Park, 1st Ave. N & 3rd St., St. Petersburg 727.455.4921


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Arts & Leisure SUNDAYS Corey Avenue Sunday Market October thru May 10 am – 2 pm Live music, Shops open, Free parking, 74th Ave., St. Pete Beach 727.498.8778 DTSP Sunday Market October thru April Noon – 4 pm Caddy’s on Central, 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Indian Shores Sunday Market November thru April 9 am – 1 pm Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores WEEKEND MARKETS Paradise Bazaar All Year 9 am – 4 pm, Fridays & Sundays Next to Paradise Grille, 9th Ave. & Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille Beach Pass-A-Grille Beach Art Mart All Year 9 am – 2 pm, Saturdays Next to Paradise Grille, 9th Ave. & Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille Beach 727.367.3818

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 pm 727.498.8794 Empath Health / Suncoast Hospice Locations throughout Pinellas County Various positions. Training provided Ages 14+ years. 727.523.3440 Friends of Strays 2911 47th Ave. N, St. Petersburg Non-pro t, no kill shelter 727.522.6566 ext 107 Marine Exploration Center 250 8th Ave. SE, St. Petersburg Looking for volunteers who are passionate about the marine environment 727.803.9799 ext 201

OTHER MARKETS 1st Friday Flea Market September thru May 9 am – noon Gulfport Multipurpose Sr. Ctr., 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport 727. 893.2237

RCS of Pinellas County Positions needed at Food Bank, Haven of RCS, Grace House, Thrift Store. Helping families of hunger, homelessness and domestic violence. 45 minute orientation required. 727.584.3528 ext 407

1st Saturday St. Pete Indie Market All Year 11 am – 4 pm, October thru May Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 Baum Ave., St. Petersburg 10 am – 2 pm, June thru September NOVA 535, 535 Dr. M.L. King Jr St. N, St. Petersburg

State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of FL, 14250 49th St. N, Suite 4000, Clearwater Help abused, abandoned and neglected children 727.464.6528

3rd Sunday Morning Tierra Verde Market NEW November thru March 9 am – 2 pm 1110 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde 727.400.3232

St. Petersburg Free Clinic 863 3rd Ave. N, St Petersburg To schedule new volunteer orientation: 727.821.1200 ext 114

Brocante Vintage Market All Year 1st weekend each month 9 am – 7 pm Sat/9 am – 5 pm Sun 2200 2nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg Yoga 2842 MLK St. N, St. Petersburg 727.894.9642 St. Pete Beach Yoga 727.686.0123 On demand beach yoga Private or group sessions Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg 727.892.5715 Awaken Yoga & Mediation – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday Suntan Arts Center 3300 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach 727.367.3818 Celebrating 50+ Years Morning Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga 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., Ste. 205, South Pasadena Shopping Ctr., 727.514.3057 treeo Yoga, Meditation, Barre, Ayurveda, Yoga Teacher Training Yoga at the Dali The Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg 727.823.3767 Vinyasa yoga, Sundays at 10:30 am Yoga at Sundial Sundial St Pete, 153 2nd Ave N., St Petersburg 727.800.3201 Free. Energizing morning yoga class in the Sundial courtyard. Every third Saturday at 9 am Yoga – Jeanne Salvo, RYT 500 Pass-A-Grille Beach Comm. Church, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach Phone/Text 727.224.7631 Yoga Style: Kripalu

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VIRGO: Private affairs, love life and children are all important areas as you begin 2019. Reconnect with partner in March. Others may promise more than they can deliver. Growth and happiness in family and home life occur this year! End of August until mid September you charm others; easily win approval. At the same time you are ready to take on most anything as you move forward. The whole year you may find more responsibilities or delays in love life and with children. Karmic ties and profound transformation in these areas are continuous. A hobby may become profitable or you get serious about creative gifts. November is for reconnecting as you enjoy some down time with family. Fun begins with the holidays; enjoy yourself!

SCORPIO: Your new year begins with career or position highlights and sudden changes likely. Short trips and communication are accented now and will continue throughout the year; especially in summer. Everyday life and conversations are intense; filled with duties. Education or studies are directed by goals or further achievement. Partners can be unpredictable; need independence; or have upsets beyond their control. Income is likely to increase; but speculation can be a drain on finances. This can be a creative year for you. Love is idealistic and fun; enjoy travel together. You are favored by others in October and can get your way. November brings high energy; but use it to finish current projects. You stay on the go now.

LIBRA: Social activities, relationships and family all have your attention as the new year begins! Review health plan; stay informed, check information. Travel is on the horizon; both near and far. Communicating is accented. Sudden financial gains or spending start in the spring. Summer months bring up home and family matters as obligations and upheaval continue in these areas. Deep inner revelations are modifying and transforming the very foundations of your life during the whole year. Career and position are highlighted now as well. Mid September into October you easily charm others as Venus comes home to your sign. Review income and values as November brings time for reflection on what means the most to you. The year closes with pleasant family holidays; but always be ready for the unexpected now!

SAGITTARIUS: For the first time in eleven years Jupiter has returned to your sign and will bless you with luck, growth and opportunity through November! Travel and education may also be in your stars during the year! January and November Venus gives you extra appeal to others. Fun is on your agenda as the year gets underway! Upheaval, modification in finances is an ongoing theme, as you get serious about earning, values and debt. Spring brings innovation to your workplace. Health issues may surface unexpectedly and benefit from alternative treatments. Family members may be unavailable or need assistance. Take time for yourself as the year closes and look back over your many well deserved accomplishments!


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Treatment: • Move all family members and pets to fresh air away from the source of carbon monoxide (CO). • No home therapy is available for carbon monoxide poisoning. • You must seek medical care in a hospital emergency department. US Coast Guard Base, St. Petersburg, 1300 Beach Dr.,SE, St. Pete Aux Flotilla 72 Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30 pm, 9-week program, Cost of books & materials $60. Pay by check or cash - first night for more info or leave name & number 727-898-1324.

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Fishing report Inshore - The Sheepshead bite has been great this week. We are seeing lots of Silver Trout and Whiting being caught around the Jetties of Johns Pass and from the beaches especially on live shrimp weighted to the bottom with about a 2ot hook. Black Drum are still around. The Redfish bite has been good in the back bay waters around the oyster bars especially on the full moon tides. Night bite has been hot. Near shore - This is the last weekend for Gag Grouper fishing action before they close at 12:01am on January 1st 2019 making December 31st the last day to land keeper gags until June first 2019. The weather for Saturday, Sunday and Monday looks perfect for hunting gag grouper near shore or offshore! Also, the gag bite has been great when the weather has allowed us to get out and it’s been clear enough for the gags to feed well. Behind the fronts we had a few slow days due to the water being so stirred up, however, for the most part the gag action has been wild! Also, The Hogfish bite has been steady. The Mangrove Snapper action and lane snapper have both been great too. Red Grouper will remain open into January so after the first when Gags close the focus will shift to hogfish, red grouper, mangrove snapper & anything else that is feeding well! Here’s the link for all your 2019 - 44 hour trips -fishing-trip/

CAPTAIN JACK’S DOLPHIN CORNER Great time to get out on the water and see the local wildlife, especially around the bird nesting islands, Egmont key or on our dolphin cruise at Hubbard’s Marina!   The dolphins have been active lately around Hubbard’s Marina feeding on large schools of mullet flushing out of the pass and working the seawalls for the plentiful Sheepshead this time of year.

SUNSET CRUISE with FREE beer & wine, spot dolphins along the beaches feeding on the mullet, have a beautiful time relaxing and fun ‘party’ cruise during the sunset tour at Hubbard’s Marina. Learn more about the sunset cruise with free beer & wine check out this link sunset-cruise/ TAMPA BAY FERRY NEWS This is a great time of year to ride the Egmont Key ferry from Fort De Soto’s bay pier out to the island! The weather is perfect for exploring the interior of the island and checking out the fort on the island. Also, the gopher tortoises at the island are easy to find this time of year due to the cooler weather they are often spotted sunning themselves trying to stay warm during the cooler mornings. The Egmont key ferry is running daily as well with multiple rides out to the island from Fort De Soto’s bay pier. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday afternoon ferry option instead of just mid-morning. Ferry prices and times. Plus, while on the island they offer a snorkeling trip too! egmont-key-ferry-cruise/ |




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Commercial, Disability, Dolphin Village Shop Ctr., 4615 Gulf Blvd. (S of Publix) 727.577.7222 JEWELERS Diny’s Diamonds - Custom Designs, restoration & repair; appraisals & more! 130 107th Ave., Treasure Island (N of Clock Tower) 727.827.7902 MARINE CONSTRUCTION ____ Island Marine Construction - Docks, Boat Lifts, Service, since 1997. Licensed Marine Contractor, C-8463 727.363.7282 MASSAGE SERVICES Island Massage Therapy - 1110 Pinellas Bayway S, #210, Tierra Verde MM31363 World-Class Therapeutic Massage 727.864.6688 Dan’s Hands - 30 yrs. experience #7384 Massage from light to intense therapy. Call Dan’s Hands at Paradise Spa. I can help! 727.360.4300 Massage Services - Relaxing therapeutic massage. From light to deep tissue l.m.t. 49149 for Specials 727.744.0254 Full Service - Studio & Mobile Massage Services Dawn Marie Massage MA74003 Gift Certs Available Call or Text Dawnmarie: 856-912-6079 Helios Health – Scott (MA-25432 & Zoe (MA - 31664 offer massage, personal training and Infrared sauna therapy on West Central Ave.@ 57st St. St. Petersburg 727.322.8883 PAINTING SERVICES A Great Paint Job at a Fair Price. Collin. Flo-Pro Painters LLC - 727.337.6888 PET SERVICES__________ __ Dependable, Friendly Care, T.J. Brown, Dog Handler, – Bay Area Dog Walking 727.417.3564 Professional Pet Sitting Fully Insured, 727.323.3892 or 422.5919 Dog Training - A Trainer you and your Dog will love - Dogmandu Family Dog Training - Teresa 610.248.0467 POOL CLEANING Tidy Pools, locally owned & operated, lic/ins, Brian 727.342.3587 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT House Rental - Bayway Isles House, $20k monthly plus taxes, utility, water, renters property insurance, ref. deposit, 3 /4.5 BA , 3 mth min. 727 642.7992 55+ Gulfport Waterfront 1st fl. condo. 1/1 beautiful remodel. Newly furnished / turn key. Pics on Zillow. (11/2018-2019) Ken – 608-345-6902. Gulfport - Waterfront 1st fl. 55+, Large 1BR/1BA, w/great patio. Beautifully remodeled - fully furnished. No pets. Call Ken 608-345-6902 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Senior & Veterans Discounts Offered by TOP Local R. E. Services Co. Full service help with Buying & Selling James/ReMax Metro, Byrne-Brylinke Team. More info. 727.612.9988

SCREENING Rescreening & Sunrooms, Pool Cages, Impact Windows, Fascia, Soffit, Vinyl Siding, Super gutters & concrete slabs. JT’s Home Services 727.804.4300 MC/VISA/Amex - Rx11.66857 SEAFOOD & BUTCHER SHOP Shaners Land & Sea Market @ P-A-G 2000 Pass-A-Grille Way, St Pete Bch 8am-7pm, 7 days, 727.367.4292 SERVICES MIXED Welding/Fabricating Custom/Specialty Free estimates. Shop Mobile, 20+ year Beach res., local ref. 727.742.7100 SLIDING DOOR REPAIR_____ _ _ Stop Struggling w/ Old Sliding Doors. We fix it to open for a fraction of the cost of a new door. We replace windows too. Lic. C10506 - Lizette 727.641.8106 SOLAR ________________________ Angelides Builders & Solar - certified since 1985, visit 727.394.8406 TERMITES______________________ Inspections, Treatments and Tenting Cameron Termite & Pest Control 727-577-0789 TRANSPORTATION BATS - Bay Area Taxi Service Download phone app, 727.367.3702 Free Beach Rides 727.776.7553 Treasure Island Airport & Shuttle Service All Airports, Outlets Malls, sports events, Hard Rock Casino, 727.543.1928 Water Taxi - Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi tickets & info visit 727.398.6577 TUTORING Portuguese & French Tutoring Conversational-Grammar-Literature 727.238.1828 Piano lessons your home or my studio. All ages & styles, affordable, 25 years of experience. 727.688.2782 Piano & Flute lessons in your home or my studio. All ages. Experienced w/BA degree in music. 727.642.2169 VETERINARY____ Bay Moorings Animal Hospital Full service facility, experienced team, 727.867.0118 Animal Hospital of Pinellas Point Tues - Sat, 461 45th Ave., S, St Pete, Barbara Antz-Hanson D.V.M. 727.895.8387 WANTED ______ Steinway Grand piano. 727.381.4400


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SPB Library Friend’s Baskets a big success!

Holiday Season Baskets Silent Auction sponsored by the Friends of the St Pete Beach Library earned a total $1,243, Auction Chair Ron Waters reports. The 16 book baskets – including 3 donated by library patrons – earned an average $62, with highest bids for Paris at $100, FL Authors Signed Books for $88 and Women at War for $80. The 8 “buy it now” baskets earned $245 of the total, with Chanukah the highest at $50. Other themes included Christmas, The Civil War, Baseball, Florida Cooking, WWII Europe, Wine, Art, Authors of Florida (First Editions), A Dogs’ Basket, International Cooking, WWII Pacific, and Asian Cooking. All the money raised is used by the St. Pete Beach Library for the many special programs offered throughout the year for all patrons. Watch for details on the Library’s web site at

ST. PETE BEACH LIBRARY 365 73rd Ave., SPB, 363-9238 Monday/Wednesday 10-8 Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-2 Sunday, closed Administrator: Betcinda Kettells New website! Like us on Facebook! Closed: Tuesday, Jan. 1 Monday, Jan. 21 Monday, Feb. 18

TECH TUESDAYS 3 PM E-Book Help, [no Jan] Feb. 5 iPad/Tablet Help, Jan. 8 Feb. 12 Any Device Help, Jan. 15 Feb. 19 Smartphone Help, Jan. 22 Feb. 26

ADULT PROGRAMS Zumba 101 Thursday, Jan. 3, 11:30 am Authors’ Extravaganza Friday, Jan 4, 11 am Mayor’s Open Office Visit with Mayor Alan Johnson Mondays, 6 to 7 pm, January 7, February 11 & 25 Medicare Counseling (reserve one-on-one hour with trained S.H.I.N.E. volunteer) Tuesdays, 10 am-2:30 pm January 8 & February 12 St. Pete Beach Stitchers (knitting, crochet, needlework) Tuesdays, 4:30-6 pm


Jan. 8, 15, 22 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Blind Pass Rd. Construction Project Public Meeting Wednesdays at 3:30 pm January 9, February 12 Tai Chi 101 Thursday, Jan. 10, 10:30 am Popular Author Tim Dorsey Talk, and sign new book: No Sunscreen for the Dead Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 pm Tabletop Gaming 101 Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 am Movie Day at the Library Wed., Jan. 23, 2 & 5:30 pm Equalizer 2 Wed., Feb. 20, 2 & 5:30 pm [film title TBA] Topics in American History: Federalist Era Presidency Presented by David Busch Thursday, Jan. 24, 4 pm Guitarist Extraordinaire Jane Rosenbohm Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4 pm Music Appreciation Series: Richard Strauss Presented by Christiane Vinet Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11 am Brain Health 101 Friday, Jan. 31, 11 am AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Federal tax prep & e-filing Fridays, 10 am 2:30 pm February 1 through April 12

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“What’s It Worth?” Antiques Road Show With Walter Ivankovich, evaluations & information Thursday, Feb. 28, 12 pm BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Tuesdays, 10:30am Jan. 15, Maigret and the Fortuneteller Feb. 19, Alice I Have Been CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Story Time Sing & Learn Ages 0-5, Mondays, 11 am Jan. 7, 14, 28 Feb. 4, 11, 25 Family Movie Night Mondays, 5:30 pm Jan. 14, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Feb. 4, [title TBA]

GULF BEACHES LIBRARY 200 Municipal Drive Madeira Beach, FL 33708 Vincent Gadrix, MLIS, MBA, Director 727-391-2828 Closed: Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day; Monday, Jan. 21 – MLK Day; Monday, Feb. 18 – Presidents’ Day Author Talk: Wednesday, January 16 – Tim Dorsey. 4 pm. AARP Tax Help: Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28. 10 am – 1 pm. Computer/Mobile Device Help: Mondays, January 7, 14 & 28; February 4, 11 & 25. 1 pm. Ask questions about any of your problem devices. Writer’s Group:  Mondays, January 7, 14 & 28; February 4, 11 & 25. 10 am -12 pm. All writers are welcome. Bring a few pages of your current work in progress to share with the group. International Films:   Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29; February 5, 12, 19 & 26. 4 pm. Wednesday Movies: Wednesdays, January 2, 9, 23 & 30; February 6, 13, 20 & 27. 2:30 pm. Popular films, new and old favorites. Call for show titles.

Investment Club: Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; February 7, 14, 21 & 28. 2:30 – 4 pm. Join a group of experienced investors in an exchange of ideas about the cur rent market & investment opportunities. Mah Jong: Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; February 7, 14, 21 & 28. 12 pm – 2 pm. GB Scrabble:  Fridays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25; February 1, 8, 15 & 22. 1 pm – 4 pm. Learn some new two-letter words! Tampa Bay Scrabble Club:  Saturdays, January 5 & 19; February 2 & 16. 11 am – 4 pm. NASPA sanctioned club (#699). Bring your boards, clocks, tiles and tracking sheets as available. Lunch, snacks and drinks are welcome. Book Groups: Chatterbooks:  Tuesdays, January 15 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; February 19 – The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan. 10:30 am. Children’s Programs: Baby & Me storytime:  Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30; February 6, 13, 20 & 27. 10:30 am. Pre-K storytime: Fridays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25; February 1, 8, 15 & 22. 10:30 am. Art Programs for Adults: Please call the library for times and dates. 727-391-2828. 5th Annual Antiques Evaluation Fair Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30 am to 3 pm Friends of the St. Petersburg Main Library are hosting their Fifth Annual Antiques Evaluation Fair at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Cost is $5 for a single item, $9 for two, $12 for three, and each additional item is $3. This is a fundraiser for the library. For further information contact the chairman, Lorraine Franckle, 698-3643. ST.PETERSBURG MAIN LIBRAR, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

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Astrology Forecast 2019 by Sarah Lyons - Sirius Systems Astrological Services • 727.347.4737 “Get Sirius about Your Future”

The new year starts with energy and optimism to achieve our goals and put our plans into action! Change comes in areas of our lives with structure and solid foundations that have reached the time to be transformed. As we bring our new dreams into existence we must keep realistic expectations, and keep learning in order to attain the best results. Intuition and the inner self is accented this year as you will find the answers you seek there.

CAPRICORN: Your new year starts with a personal review on goals, etc. Three eclipses in your sign this year promise to activate the needed energy and motivation to accomplish most anything you want! You may feel like things can’t go on as they have been anymore; you are at your limit and ready! Finances are of special concern right off but your inner self knows solutions. Love life, children and creative endeavors take unique turns on unexpected paths. Your guardian angel is helping you free yourself from things needing to go in order for a new beginning later this year! Psychic messages are revealed from your subconscious into everyday thoughts. As holidays approach get reconnected with friends; groups. December brings Jupiter’s growth, prosperity and opportunities to your doorstep!

AQUARIUS: Partnerships are highlighted both business and personal. Underlying health issues may surface this year; so a good wellness plan is in order. Private affairs may be revealed. Spring is a good time to review finances and spending. Summer accents the workplace and job duties. Friends and social contacts can be very beneficial all year; however mixing friends with finances may not be the best idea. Your family and home foundations will continue to present the unpredictable; with sudden disruptions and unforeseen repairs needed at moments notice, or an unexpected move required. Review goals both personal and career as the year winds down; reconsider offers of position. Begin to let go to grow. Sarah Lyons has been providing astrological information for a lifetime; and a former president of the Astrology Assoc. 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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PISCES: Your focus is in the workplace and on changes in your habits concerning health. New doors open in career this year with multiple opportunities with superiors assisting in promotions. Slow down in the spring and get back on track. You are attractive and others want you around in March. Friends and acquaintances can come and go as you only have time for close connections now. Groups both professional and personal and can transform your life and you may be given a responsible roll to play. Everyday life brings the unexpected. Summer is good for a vacation. In the fall finances or resources are enhanced. Your year closes on a social note and a feeling that your future plans are easily attainable.

ARIES: January highlights love, hobbies and children; where many changes have already occurred. Your energy is high and you make things happen now! Travel and education are both areas of growth and opportunity. An open mind along with open doors will set you on new paths; but be sure the paths aren’t into a fantasy world! Uranus leaves your sign March and takes the unpredictable with it. Late April to mid May Venus bestows favor. Family and home are ready for changes. Added responsibility in career continue and can bring a new status or position of power or even retirement is possible. Your place in the world will undergo upheaval and transformation as it takes you further than you may expect to go! Finances have the unexpected; review money, resources in November.

TAURUS: Your year begins with increased activity at home as you still work toward a balance with new position. February brings new energy and breakthroughs! Education commitments or serious considerations may change your objectives. Travel comes with work or obligations but is still enjoyed. Profound understandings regarding your philosophies are revealed in journeys; including those of the mind. Once again expected change begins to rock your world; continuing for the next several years. Reconnect to friends in March. Mid May until mid June you get your way with others. Pay close attention to resources and finances in January, June, Sept. and watch that others promise more than they can deliver. Revisit thoughts in summer and reconnect with your partner as the year closes.

GEMINI: Short trips and conversations get you started. Connecting to friends and future planning is on your mind. A new position in life or career may not be totally clear and others may promise more than possible; be realistic. Your inner world begins to reveal itself to you; spend time with yourself. April brings energy and assertiveness. A major theme this whole year will be finances and resources, as you pay karmic debts and receive dues. You are still letting go of outdated patterns; things, all year. Personal relationships are fortunate and business associates bring opportunity; but watch for idealism. Venus gives you favor in June as your personal new year begins! November brings a review in wellness and the workplace.

CANCER: A new financial plan starts off your year; partner participation needed. Career gets off on a fast track. Beliefs can influence changes in work and health; make sure you have clear information. Travel or teaching in the workplace is indicated. Friendships begin to come and go quickly as unusual people enter your circle. The month of July you’re appealing and easy to please. Self care is necessary; get back to what works. Partner needs support as they go through trials and transformations; with added responsibilities likely. Business associates also bring change; challenges. End of year reconnect with children; resolve any romantic missteps and relax with a hobby. Health and wellness are important all year long.

LEO: An eclipse in your sign the first week this year puts focus on strength and expression. Throughout the year taking care of yourself and health on all levels should be your priority! Changes in work can bring on added responsibilities; rest and pace yourself. Relax this summer and reconnect. Late July into August brings favor, beauty and ease to your sign as Venus visits. Jupiter brings luck, fun and romance for the next twelve months! However watch speculating, spending and taking chances with resources. Uranus brings the sudden and unexpected to your career, status or position in life. Independence and doing things your own way is a must now. Get back to home and family in November; then free yourself for holiday fun!

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