Vol. 30 • No.

2 ComplimeNtary Copy February 2010
Florida’s Leading Newspaper For Active, Mature Adults
Pet Shelters ..............................2
Health Roundup ........... 4-5, 8-11
Crossword .................................6
Website of the Month ................6
Fishing .....................................14
Good Life Games .......................7
Volunteers .................................7
Travel Scene ............................12
Service Guide ..........................15
Senior to Senior .....................16
Senior Happenings .................21
Entertainment ................... 19-21
Senior Gourmet ......................22
Judi’s Gems .............................23
Classifed Ads ..........................23
By Matthew Wiseman
Managing Editor
The best dog I ever had came from
a shelter. Maxine was a mutt. A mix of
Dalmatian, Pit Bull and Whippet. She
loved to chase a Frisbee. If you even
said a word that had a “fr-” sound like
“french fries,” she’d start running for
the door and crying for her favorite toy.
When she was about 10, we were
camping on our boat anchored off Shell
Island and a friend threw her Frisbee and
she twisted her leg in the soft sand and
came up lame. She tore her ACL. Surgery
would fx her up, but the vet said she
could never chase a Frisbee again.
My heart broke the afternoon I
brought her home from surgery. I helped
my old dog out of the car and she hobbled
on her own through the garage toward
the kitchen door — a trip we made a
thousand times. This time she stopped,
limped over to a pile of laundry left over
from our camping trip, stuck her nose in
the pile and pulled out her Frisbee and
brought it to me.
Maxine lived almost fve years more.
She became a best friend to my wife, our
oldest son and a rabbit who just hopped
into our house one day.
I got Maxine from the Humane Soci-
ety in Clearwater, just after college. I’ve
had eight dogs and two rabbits in my
lifetime; and I can say without a doubt,
the best pets were the ones who found
me or ones I found in a shelter.
This month on PBS, the series Nature
premiers a documentary by Emmy-
award-winner Ellen Goosenberg Kent
called Why We Love Cats and Dogs.
In her one-hour documentary, which
premieres Feb. 15, animal behaviorists,
evolutionary biologists, trainers and
scores of dog and cat owners take a
close look at the bonds we forge with
our furry housemates.
One of the program’s resident experts,
animal trainer Sarah Wilson (author of
Dogology: What Your Relationship with
Your Dog Reveals About You), recently
offered this preview to O magazine:
• The right pet emboldens us.
“People who think of themselves as
socially inept often choose dogs who
are very socially assured. I’ve heard
from so many people who say, ‘I was
always painfully shy, but my whole life
has changed because of the confdence I
feel with my dog by my side.’”
• Forget the “crazy cat lady” ste-
reotype. Try “compassionate cat guy”
instead. “The male cat owners I’ve
worked with are incredibly empathetic,
sweet, intuitive, tender people.” The
Prophet Muhammad may have been
the earliest Cat Guy: “His cat fell asleep
on his sleeve and when he had to move,
he cut the cloth rather than wake the cat
— he couldn’t bear to disturb it. Any cat
lover can relate.”
• Stop wagging the dog… “Do you
love your animal, or do you love lov-
ing your animal? If you treat your dog
like a dress-up doll, chances are that its
needs aren’t being met, because you’re
projecting a fantasy. There are times
when I just have to tell my clients, ‘Put
You Find Best Friends
in Unexpected Places
ŠDogs, Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Snakes… caring for pets and letting
them care for you makes anyone’s life a richer experience. In this is-
sue of Senior Voice, we preview a new flm about our best friends and
look at places you can fnd a pet locally and how to care for them.
Please See PEtS, Page 2.
Maxine was adopted from the Humane Society in Clearwater. She was
part of our family for nearly 15 years.
On Feb. 15, the PBS series “Nature” presents “Why We Love Cats and
Dogs,” which explores the bond between people and their pets.
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St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all
volunteer, non-proft organization dedicated
to saving the lives of sick, injured and stray
domestic animals as well as spay/neuter and
medical services for those animals. Volunteers
staff adoption opportunities at many venues,
including PetSmart stores.
For more information, visit www.luvamutt.org
or call (813) 830-7251.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay was es-
tablished in 1912 as the Hillsborough County
Humane Society with the mission “to enforce
the law applicable to the prevention of cruelty to
children and cruelty to all animals of any descrip-
tion, capable of suffering and to do everything
and anything which is legal to prevent cruelty
and harsh treatment to children and animals.”
It is one of the oldest corporations in the state
of Florida.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is located at
3607 North Armenia Ave., Tampa. For more infor-
mation, visit www.humanesocietytampa.org or call
(813) 876-7138 .
piNellaS CouNty
Friends of Strays
Friends of Strays was founded in 1978 by
four compassionate women to provide tempo-
rary care, shelter and sterilization to stray pets.
Animals were housed in foster homes until 1992
when the shelter was opened. Further improve-
ments were completed in 1994. Friends of Strays
is committed to ongoing public education pro-
grams focusing on the importance of responsible
pet ownership and spaying/neutering pets.
Friends of Strays is located at 2911 47th Ave. N,
St. Petersburg. For more information, visit www.
friendsofstrays.com or call (727) 522-6566.
Humane Society of Pinellas
The Humane Society of Pinellas has been
located on six acres in Clearwater since 1949. In
2007 the Humane Society opened a new Adop-
tion center staffed by specialists who connect
homeless pets with new families, bring lost pets
back home and answer all kinds of questions.
The Humane Society of Pinellas is located at 3040
State Road 590, Clearwater. For more information,
visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org or call (727)
797-7722.
SPCA Tampa Bay
SPCA Tampa Bay has been at the forefront of
humane animal care in our community for nearly
70 years. If you or anyone you know has a loving
home and can adopt an animal, particularly one
with special needs, please contact the SPCA or
stop by for a visit.
SPCA Tampa Bay is located at 9099 130th Ave.
N, Largo. For more information, visit www.spcatam-
pabay.org or call (727) 586-3591.
Pet ShelterS
the dog on the foor!’”
• …and let the love in. “In all of our relationships,
we need not only to give affection but to see that af-
fection refected back to us — we want to know that
the other being enjoys it. So a dog wagging his tail or
a purring cat closes the relationship loop for us in a
very profound, nurturing way.”
Owning a Pet
You can get pets three ways: You can buy them, you
can adopt them or they can fnd you.
Buying a pet — say a dog — is sometimes prob-
lematic. Some pet shops have been known to offer
puppy mill dogs — animals bred like cows or chickens
to make money — rather than puppies whelped by
professional breeders. If you are considering buying
an animal from a pet shop, do your homework. Get to
know the owner of the shop and ask about the supplier.
Even though your pet shop companion may have a fne
pedigree, you will still want to get the animal spayed
or neutered. Leave the breeding to the professionals
and know that dogs and cats are very creative when
it comes to breeding. They will get loose or even work
around obstacles like a fence.
Adopting a pet from a local shelter is a wonderful
option. You can usually pick from new born pets or
adult animals. Mature pets are often house broken and
leash trained. In our slow economy, shelters are full
of wonderful pets people had to give up. It’s a great
time to adopt a pet.
Unfortunately, the economy has lead to abandoned
or dumped pets, meaning some animals may fnd you.
At one time I had fve dogs — most of them came
from shelters. One of them, Basta, was abandoned. She
was left in a home alone to fend for herself when her
people moved. A friend of mine rescued Basta, who
was dehydrated and about 20 pounds underweight.
Whenever she was left alone, Basta would tear things
apart. She also would snap at some men, too. (She was
probably beaten.) When I happened to visit my friend,
this dog took to me right away. When the destruction
continued, my friend asked if I would give her a home.
Since I had four other dogs in the house, Basta was
never alone and never destroyed a thing. Her snap-
ping behavior continued, and that was something I
had to watch constantly. I would never have allowed
her around kids.
I’m allergic to cats, which gives me a bias in favor
of dogs, but one of my favorite pets was a rabbit who
just hopped into our house one day.
Stew, as we called him, appeared to be a plain old
grey wild rabbit. I saw him one morning walking across
the courtyard between my home and my offce. I went
back inside to get my wife to show her the “wild” rab-
bit in our downtown yard, but when I tried to point
him out, I could not see him; I fgured he hopped off.
Then I felt something brush up against my leg. When I
looked down, there was Stew. He hopped right inside
like he owned the place.
We fgured he was someone’s pet, so we put up
fyers and waited a couple of weeks. No one claimed
him. He got along with Maxine and our new baby, so
he joined our menagerie.
Training, Training, Training
The key to having a pet that’s a joyful part of your
family versus one that is a burden — especially with
dogs — is training. Your pet needs to know who’s
the boss, where to do his or her business and how to
behave around other people and in the neighborhood.
For dogs this means obedience training. You can
fnd dog training clubs. Obedience classes at local rec
centers and some PetSmart stores. The important thing
is to have patience, keep working at it and know the
time and money you are investing will pay off.
PEtS, From Page 1.
Before you make the fnal decision to adopt,
please take the time to consider the following
questions:
• Why do you want a pet? There are many
reasons why you might want a pet; however, re-
member that the pet may be with you for 10, 15 or
even 20 years. Please be sure that you are willing
to commit to caring for a pet for the long term.
• Will you be a responsible pet owner? Obey
community leash and licensing laws, ID tags, give
your pet love, companionship, exercise, a healthy
diet and regular veterinary care.
• Who will care for your pet when you go
on vacation? You will need friends or neighbors
reliable enough that you can trust to care for the
pet in your absence. Can you afford pet sitting
service or boarding.
• Do you have the time to devote to a pet?
Your pets cannot be ignored just because you are
tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise,
love and companionship every day.
• Can you afford a pet? Expenses for all the
things the pet will need can add up quickly. If
you are already struggling to make ends meet,
you probably should not consider adopting a pet.
• Can you deal with the special problems a
pet can cause? Some unfortunate, but common
aspects of pet ownership include fea infestations,
scratched furniture and unexpected medical
emergencies.
• Are your living arrangements suitable for
the pet? Choose an animal that will be comfort-
able in your surroundings. For instance, if you
live in an apartment, don’t adopt a large dog.
Dogs are generally more comfortable in homes
that have a fenced yard in which they can have
the freedom to get the exercise they need.
• Are you prepared to care for the pet for his
or her entire life? When you adopt a pet, you are
making a commitment to care for the animal for
his or her entire lifetime.
Source: St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
adoptiNg a pet
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1) The Lincoln-Douglas debates or the
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6) To wish someone to break this means
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9) Biathlete necessity
13) Right-hand page
14) Given name of author of “Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang: The Magical Car”
15) Do this and shout?
16) Antonym of afar
17) Major time period
18) Presidents and peppy supporters do it
on campaign trail
19) 4th President, capital of Badger state
21) Russian monetary unit
23) Short of given name of actress Messing
24) Shaq’s favorite shot?
25) City dwelling, abbr.
28) Uh-huh
30) Beef or mutton fat, e.g.
35) Gossip or scoop dug up in campaigns
37) League of ____ States
39) _____ prosequi
40) Having or resembling wings
41) Relating to blood
43) ____ farewell, past tense
44) Ski-racing “Herminator”
46) Part of temple foor plan
47) Black cat, e.g.
48) Pouted
50) Relating to the ear
52) “___ Which Way You Can,”movie
53) A grand theft
55) Fleur-de-___
57) Mulled wines
60) His nickname was “Old Hickory”
64) Island resort in Lesser Antilles
65) Feeling of veneration
67) Garlic mayo
68) The only President to resign
69) Wade opponent
70) 2008 presidential campaign cry:
“_____, Baby, _____”
71) French idea
72) Drench
73) Road-tripping guide
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2) Singer and actress Horne
3) Got an A
4) Characterized by dignity and propriety
5) Horse-racing devotee
6) Right to another’s property
7) Van Gogh’s missing part
8) Twist into deformity
9) Q-Tip, e.g.
10) Booth did it to Lincoln
11) Small island
12) Pig pen
15) “The Buck Stops Here”president
20) African sorcery
22) Porridge grain
24) Warren Beatty/Goldie Hawn movie
25) He followed Washington
26) Pilaf or plov
27) Where presidents campaign
29) This part of circle equals pi times r
squared
31) One of Los Lobos
32) Camel’s relative
33) Like days gone by
34) Teeny-_____
36) Major bike maker
38) Cat-headed Egyptian goddess
42) Given name of actress/model Arcieri
45) The oldest President ever elected
49) Excavated
51) Very noisy insect
54) Former Russian leaders
56) Hanging garment
57) Electrical system
58) Like sumptuous accommodations
59) Double reed woodwind
60) Ike traveled in one during WWII
61) Top ground?
62) Pot in Spanish
63) Musician Lofgren, from Springsteen
and Neil Young bands
64) Tropical American cuckoo
66) Romance
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Palm Harbor
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Billiards
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Sunrise Lanes, St Petersburg
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Seminole Lanes, Largo
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Largo
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A love of shopping and the domes-
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brought Maria Arruda together with a
young girl named Brianna three years
ago. Brianna wanted a mentor and Maria
had read an ad in the newspaper about
the Adults Mentoring Children program
at Gulf Coast Community Care.
But things didn’t happen quickly.
Maria, a native of Portugal and single
career woman, cut out the ad and put
it on her refrigerator door.
It stayed there for six months. She
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Finally she decided to call and talk
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In fact she had just the child for her — a
12 year old girl.
Maria doubted herself again —
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met Brianna.
The community-based program en-
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confdence and self-esteem. The pair’s
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bond since. “It started out to have fun,”
Maria says, “but it has blossomed into
much more.”
Brianna lives in a large household
and Maria is one of 10 children. She
understands how much individual at-
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Brianna needed time with a person who
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be different and normal to struggle with
teenage problems. A good mentor is a
good listener and a strong advocate for
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“I really have a special feeling for
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my life.” Maria explains, “I felt this was
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Maria encourages other working
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or those without children in their lives
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is a desire to help a child. Training is
provided. There are no costs.
Group activities and a support group
give volunteers a chance to share with
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Many seniors don’t ex-
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Few cities have been home to as many
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Located at the end of U.S. Highway
1, about 100 miles south of Miami, Key
West is as much of a foreign country as
you will fnd in America.
In fact, as the frst island of the trop-
ics and the southernmost point of the
continental U.S., Key West is closer to
Cuba (89 miles away) than it is to Miami.
Through the centuries, Key West has
served as a haven for pirates and smug-
glers. It’s also been a naval base and the
only Union base in the South during the
Civil War. In the 1900s, Key West was
home to America’s literati, including
Ernest Hemingway, who wrote fve
books at his home on Whitehead Street,
and Tennessee Williams, who lived there
till his death in 1983.
Singer/Songwriter Jimmy Buffett
is perhaps Key West’s modern literary
giant. He called Key West home for
decades.
Just a few blocks from Hemingway’s
house you will fnd a home owned by
Harry S. Truman, where he spent 175
days of his presidency working at what
he called “The Little White House.”
Why is Key West so popular?
Key West, and all of the Florida
Keys, have retained a charm unavail-
able elsewhere. Key West also offers a
combination of the subtropical elements
— clear turquoise waters peppered with
coral reefs, a unique fora and a mix of
the Caribbean cultures refected in the
cuisine — which is readily available in
a myriad of restaurants.
But the biggest reason Key West is so
popular is its street-to-street environ-
ment that ranges from elegantly shabby
and private to glitzy yet friendly.
As much as there is to do in Key
West, a world similar, but even more
casual, lies along the Overseas Highway,
which connects the keys as far north as
Key Largo.
The water seems to control every
aspect of life in the Keys. To the Atlantic
side lies the coral reefs that have given
Key West its claim to wealth, that of ship
wrecks and ship salvage.
The reefs are a living marine ecosys-
tem home to hundreds of different fsh
species, stony and soft corals, sponges,
sea turtles and the Florida lobster.
Because the depth of water over the
reefs ranges from less than a foot in
places, snorkeling is a favorite pastime
and requires little skill.
From Bahia Honda State Park, snor-
keling trips out to Looe Key put the
snorkeler in touch with a myriad of
reef fsh like the neon colored juvenile
damselfsh and the toothy barracuda.
Sea fans, brain coral, turtle grass
and staghorn coral are but a few of the
sights available to the adventuresome
snorkeler.
Further north at Key Largo, snorkelers
will fnd John Pennekamp Coral Reef
State Park.
Here nine different reefs make up
the frst underwater state park in the
United States.
Located at Dry Rocks Reef is the
famous statue of Christ of the Abyss,
a bronze statue in twenty feet of water.
Both parks operate snorkel and dive
boats out to the reefs throughout the day.
For those who wish to challenge the
Care Free Key West
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waters for gamefsh, in Marathon at the
famous Seven Mile Bridge, tarpon roll
in between the pilings of the two bridge
systems.
Charter boats with guides are avail-
able in all of the larger keys and offer
half- and full-day charters. And if this
isn’t an angler’s paradise, where else
can you walk into a restaurant with your
catch of the day and have them prepare
it to your wishes for just a few dollars?
Here is a quick look at some of the
Keys’ other attractions: From Key Largo,
the northernmost key, going south to
Mile Marker 59, you will fnd the Dol-
phin Research Center. The center is the
only facility of its kind in the world,
attempting to understand dolphin be-
havior and language. The center is open
to the public, and it has several educa-
tional programs that bring humans in
direct contact with dolphins.
At Mile Marker 50 in Marathon is
the Museum of Natural History of the
Florida Keys.
Composed of exhibits presenting
underwater caves of the reef, fora and
fauna of the Keys, and refections of the
ancient Indian culture, pirates, wreckers
and railroaders, the museum also offers
an interpretive nature trail that winds
deep into a hammock of sub-tropical
foliage.
Back in Key West, its ambiance
steeped in the slow, happy pace of life
in which little is taken very seriously,
the fags of the states still hang from
the ceiling of Sloppy Joe’s Bar on Duval
Street, the music blaring onto the street
from nine in the morning until the last
go home late into the night.
The gold still shines in Mel Fisher’s
Museum of Spanish treasures, pedes-
trians, bicycles and scooters give little
deference to the few cars along the route.
And at the big hotels like Henry Flagler’s
Casa Marina, life at the pool and jacuzzi
go on endlessly in the bright and balmy
airs of America’s most southern outpost.
An outpost that goes from the sublime to
the ridiculous during any time of year.
KEy WESt, From Page 12.
page 14 SeNior VoiCe February 2010
Kissimmee Air Museum, located
at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport, is
launching their new “Save the Stories”
program on Jan. 30, 2010 from 1-4 p.m..
Oral history interviewer, Tom Maz-
zoli will be collecting and recording the
memories of those who made history
in WWII. “Save the Stories” wants to
preserve the stories of not only those
on the front lines but also those on the
home front during the war that, by their
sacrifces and contributions, made a
difference. Tom Mazzoli has dedicated
the past 15 years of his life to seeking
out and recording the recollections of
both the famous and nameless heroes of
WWII. He will be continuing his efforts
at the Kissimmee Air Museum the last
Saturday of every month from 1-4 p.m..
Pre-arranged interviews will take place
in the hangar among the planes for visi-
tors to enjoy as Tom records their stories.
Dozens of veterans have already
called the Kissimmee Air Museum to
share their story. If you are a veteran
from WWII (or know a veteran) and have
a story to tell about your contributions
to the war effort at home or on the front
lines, please call Kissimmee Air Museum
at (407) 870-7366 or Tom Mazzoli directly
at (407) 656-7595 to set up an appoint-
ment to come into the museum to share
your story. Interviewees will be assigned
a date and time to have their personal
histories recorded with Tom Mazolli
at the Museum. Three interviews are
selected for each month’s session.
Kissimmee Air Museum shares
Florida’s rich aviation heritage through
aircraft displays, educational exhibits,
aircraft restoration and exciting hands-on
training fights in WWII fghter-trainers.
Visitors experience aviation frst hand
as they interact with the planes, pilots
and projects; taking a front row seat to
an aviation adventure at the Kissimmee
airport in the heart of Florida.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for chil-
dren under 12, children under 5 are
free. Closed Sundays from July through
November. For more information on
the museum and Warbird Adventures’
fights, call (407) 870-7366 or visit www.
warbirdadventures.com. Located at 233
N. Hoagland Blvd.; Kissimmee, FL 34741.
Kissimmee Air Museum and Warbird
Adventures share Florida’s rich aviation heri-
tage through aircraft displays, educational
exhibits, aircraft restoration and exciting
training fights in WWII fghter-trainers.
Visitors experience aviation frst hand as
they interact with the planes, pilots and
projects; taking a front row seat to an avia-
tion adventure. No experience necessary to
be able to fy like the aces of yesteryear in the
front cockpit and at the controls of a WWII
airplane. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays July through November.
By Capt. ric Liles
This Janu-
ary was an
exceptionally
cold month
for us with
temperatures
being below
our monthly
averages.
Fortunate-
ly it looks as if our weather is getting
back to normal, and I can’t wait.
Give me some of that global warm-
ing I keep hearing about.
You know it’s cold when someone
says that it’s going to be warmer
tomorrow and they’re talking about
a high of 50.
Living close to the water helps
but it’s still not normally bitter cold.
I know you guys that are visiting
from the north or those of you that are
transplants are laughing at me right
now… I’m okay with that.
All joking aside the weather that
we experienced in early January has
had an enormous effect on our Snook
fshery.
Snook are the most temperature
sensitive resident fsh that we have
in the Bay area; and the loss that we
have just had will reach the tens of
thousands once the fnal tally is in.
I have talked with a few of my
friends at the FWC and they have
told me this gut punch to the fsh will
take years to recover from.
The other cold water sensitive fsh
that we have and I’m referring to
Tarpon and Mackerel, will migrate
south as the water temps cool down
and stay ahead of the danger.
Nature has a remarkable way of
healing itself and I would expect
nothing different this time.
The good news is that the Red-
fsh and Trout appear to have made
it through this cold snap with no
damage.
I don’t think anybody expected
anything else considering the range
of both of these species goes up the
west coast and around all the way
to Texas and up the east coast to the
Carolina’s, maybe farther.
February is usually the month we
start to see the big catches of big Trout.
There are several places between
Clearwater and Sarasota Bay that
have a tremendous Trout bite and a
lot of the best places are right here in
Tampa Bay.
Hopefully, the weather will stay
good and us anglers can get back to
business as usual and have our time
on the water.
A good thing — if there really is
one — about this time off the water is
that it gives us boat owners a chance
to get some of those little repairs done
that we seem to keep putting off.
Until next time, good luck and be
safe on the water.
Remember: don’t let your kid be
the one that got away, take them
fshing.
Capt. Ric Liles offers fshing charters
out of Ruskin, Fla. You can reach him
by calling (813) 645-6623 or (813) 601-
2900. You can email him at captainric@
msn.com. His website is www.reelsim-
plecharters.com.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Smaby with a nice Redfsh
he caught while fshing with Capt. Ric Liles and Reel Simple Fishing
Adventures.
Who’s Ready to Fish?
FiSHinG lineS VeteRanS
P-51 Pilot Charlie Wilson, B-24 Pilot Alan Wise and Historian tom Maz-
zoli. Photo by D. Hinton.
Save the Stories
Program takes Flight
iNterVieWiNg WWii VeteraNS
The stories of men and women who were active in the U.S. military during
World War II are valuable historical documents. Families especially beneft
from the stories, but many historical archives also seek this kind of history.
The Veterans History Project, at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.,
has been liberally funded to receive and archive histories.
For tips on how to conduct such an interview, visit: http://www.uen.org/
veterans/downloads/WWII_Interview_Tips.pdf
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W F WD Active woman hoping to follow my
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W F nS nD C D 55, Looking for my honey bee.
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Female Virgo, 69, iSO Male I am 5’ 2”. I enjoy
dancing, dining and casinos. Leave a message. (727)
442-0224, Clearwater.
S W F nS 60, Looking for a LTR. No Games. Look-
ing for a man 60-70. I like theme parks, long walks,
holding hands, craft fairs, fishing, country music,
movies and football games. You must like animals.
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cure. Enjoys physical fitness, classical music, dining,
dancing, travel, books, good conversationalist who
listens. SOH. Open minded. Can make you laugh.
(727) 726-2237, Clearwater.
S W C M 60, Looking for SCF for LTR. NS. Not
into games. I like oldies music. I’m romantic and
affectionate. (727) 386-5865, Clearwater.
D W M 80s, Retired scientist ISO cultured, cos-
mopolitan female, 65-75, with a liberal outlook and
romantic aspirations to share my love for classical
music and the arts. (727) 576-6784, Pinellas Park.
Ladies, what are you waiting for? I’m here and
waiting for you. ISO woman in her 60s. Height/
weight proportionate. W or Latina who loves to do
all things good. SOH and romantic a must. (727)
938-4900, Tarpon Springs.
S W C M 76, 5’ 7,” 178, Desires to meet a S W F 75
or younger. I like beaches, reading, day trips, playing
bluegrass music. (727) 535-8585, Largo.
Senior male seeks senior lady as live-in com-
panion. Free room and board. (813) 233-1569, Sun
City Center.
W S M C 63, 6’, 195, Handsome. Fit. Like golf,
tennis and church. ISO fit Christian who like music
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S W M 65, Nice looking, SOH. You say you can’t
find a nice guy. Call me. Let’s talk. We’ll take it from
there. (813) 928-0501, Tampa.
B M 58, Seeks nice lady up to 75. Any race. NS,
ND, SOH. No drugs. ISO friend for chatting, social
events, movies. (813) 244-0664, Tampa.
S W M Honest and sincere. Ballroom dancer.
Loves big band music. Looking for someone with
similar interests. (727) 526-5253, St. Petersburg.
S W M SOH 72, Sensitive, lonely, active. Honest. I
enjoy long walks on the beach and giving back rubs.
ISO W F 55-71. Dining and dancing. Be my buttercup.
(727) 386-5751, Clearwater.
Dear Friend, Communication is so important.
Let’s talk. I’m a NS, SD with a SOH. ISO LTR. I’m
a C S M. Call and leave your phone number. (727)
441-2903, Clearwater.
Man looking for woman age 65 and up. Fun-
loving person. Likes to live. NS. Please call me. Let’s
talk. (727) 585-3926, Clearwater.
S W M 5’ 6,” ISO slim S W F under 65 who likes
to travel, dine out and enjoy life. (727) 398-3034, St.
Petersburg.
Tall S W M seeks attractive ballroom dance part-
ner between 55-70. Height and weight proportional.
FInancially secure. Mid/lower Pinellas. Email TallT-
angoDancer@aol.com. , St. Petersburg.
W M 63, Like to meet W F, 63-70. I’m a one-woman
man. Marriage minded. LTR. C NS ND. Serious only.
(352) 474-0959, St. Petersburg.
new Year, new Life, Ready? NS, romantic, 66.
Looks younger. Looking for a slim lady for laughs,
walks on the beach. LTR only. (727) 734-0716, Dune-
din.
Aging Rebel, 66, ISO woman who came of age in
the expansive ‘70s. Must bring unconventional SOH.
Write to PMB 224; Palm Harbor, FL 34663.
S B M nS SD 54, 5’ 9,” I am very romantic. I like
candlelit dinners. Call me. (813) 732-1055, Tampa.
Honest, nice Looking Male 73, 5’ 5,” Looking for
a nice lady. I’m in god health. I like going to church,
walks on the beach, movies and much more. Call
me after 7 p.m. and before 11 p.m. during the week.
Any time on the weekends. (727) 458-4619, Dunedin.
WD W SD SOH 5’ 9,” 170, Smoker. ISO LTR with
thoughtful considerate woman who has a SOH. (727)
734-0267, Dunedin.
Retired Doctor 69, Fun, active NS. Loves fine
dining, dancing and quiet home dinners. Seeking
sweet shapely lady and other nice friends. Please
call in the mornings. (813) 727-2176, Largo.
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Live out companion Asian lady will clean, run
errands, appointments, etc. North Pinellas only. (727)
687-0131, Tarpon Springs.
Free Room for Female Light housekeeping. Cook
a little with 63 year old handsome male. Athletic,
fit. Home is a lovely two-bedroom, two-bath. (727)
519-5597, Largo.
iSO Christian, Born Again female roommate
over the age of 44 to share 1,350 square foot home
near Countryside Mall. $450 plus utilities. (727) 723-
7919, Clearwater.
Room to Rent House to share with male, 62. Male
or female okay. $433 a month, includes util. (727)
768-2328, St. Petersburg.
Housemate Home to share with responsible NS
over 55. $475 per month. Pool. Clubhouse. Includes
utilities. (727) 507-0806, Largo.
Questing Free Spirit S W M, 65, slim, fity, healthy.
Sensitive naturist enjoys natural living, massages,
animals, parks, classical music. Seeks friend to ex-
plore and enjoy. (727) 384-4908, St. Petersburg.
Retired Licensed Massage Therapist Male, 65,
ISO licensed massage therapist (male or female) to
exchange treatment. Leave as message. (727) 584-
6124, Largo.
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Asolo Reperatory Theatre
Through April 1
This bubbly and whimsical comedy is
the perfect thing to warm up your winter.
Two bickering co-workers unknowingly
exchange love letters as anonymous
pen pals. Come fall in love with this
heartwarming story.
Asolo Reperatory Theatre is located at
5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets
are priced from $26. For more information,
visit www.asolo.org/ or call (800) 361-8388.
bridge aNd tuNNel
Florida Studio Theatre
Through Feb. 13
Tony Award winning Bridge & Tun-
nel is a one-woman tour de force (two
women will alternate performances).
Fourteen immigrants from diverse
background, in search of liberty, equality
and the opportunity for the American
Dream, collide in a riotous and endearing
tribute to the New York City melting pot.
Florida Studio Theatre is located at 1241
North Palm Ave., Sarasota. For more infor-
mation, visit www.foridastudiotheatre.org
or call (941) 366-9000.
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Early Bird Dinner Theater
Through Feb. 28
William Worthington III and his wife
are both going to be away for the week-
end from their 200-acre Massachusetts
estate with its 26 bedroom mansion,
he to Delaware to shoot ducks with
the DuPonts and she to her mother’s
in Boston. Both have, in fact, arranged
trysts with their respective lovers in the
estate’s beach cottage.
Early Bird Dinner Theater is located at
200 South McMullen-Booth Road, Clear-
water. Tickets for dinner and the show are
priced from $30. For more information, visit
www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com or call
(727) 446-5898.
tHe marVelouS WoNderetteS
Golden Apple Dinner Theater
Through Feb. 21
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you
to the 1958 Springfeld High School prom
where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou,
Missy and Suzy — four girls with hopes
and dreams as big as their crinoline
skirts with voices to match. The girls
perform such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs
as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid
Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,”
“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s
My Party,” and so many more! You’ve
never had this much fun at a prom and
you will never forget The Marvelous
Wonderettes — a must-take musical trip
down memory lane!
Golden Apple Dinner Theater is located
at 25 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. For more
information, visit www.thegoldenapple.com
or call (941) 366-5454.
ruiNed
Florida Studio Theatre
Through April 3
2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner. A glimpse
into the Congo during a decade of civil
unrest. Mama Nadi, owner of a canteen,
serves up everything from a cold beer
and a warm meal to the company of a
woman. The women overcome adversity
of war through hope, love and survival.
Florida Studio Theatre is located at 1241
North Palm Ave., Sarasota. For more infor-
mation, visit www.foridastudiotheatre.org
or call (941) 366-9000.
tHe big baNg
American Stage
Through Feb. 21
Two wacky off-Broadway creators,
“Jed” and “Boyd,” are in the borrowed
Park Avenue penthouse of Mrs. Sidney
Lipbalm to perform the “highlights” of
their impending extravaganza, an epic
musical that spans the history of the
world from the big bang to the present,
for potential backers — all played by
the audience.
American Stage is located at 163 Third
St. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets for this play
are “Pay What You Can.” For more infor-
mation, visit www.americanstage.org or call
(727) 823-7529.
WiCked
David A. Straz Jr.
Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 3-28
Long before that girl from Kansas ar-
rives in Munchkinland, two girls meet
in the land of Oz. One — born with
emerald green skin — is smart, fery and
misunderstood. The other is beautiful,
ambitious and very popular. How these
two grow to become the Wicked Witch
of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
For more information, visit wickedthe-
musical.com.
David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Perform-
ing Arts is located at 1010 N MacInnes Place,
Tampa. For more information, visit www.
tbpac.org or call (813) 229-7827.
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Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 12-14
From the novel by Jules Verne, stam-
peding elephants! Raging typhoons!
Runaway trains! Hold onto your seats
for the original amazing race! Danger,
romance and comic surprises abound
in this whirlwind of a show as fve ac-
tors portray 39 characters and traverse
seven continents in Mark Brown’s new
adaptation of one of the great adventures
of all time. Tickets are $12. Fridays and
Saturday 8 p.m, Sundays 2 p.m.
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center is located
at 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. For
more information, visit www.tarponarts.org
or call (727) 942-5605.
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HairSpray
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 9
It’s 1962 and pleasantly plump Balti-
more teen Tracy Turnblad has only one
desire — to dance on the popular Corny
Collins Show. When her dream comes
true, Tracy is transformed from social
outcast to sudden star, but she must use
her newfound power to vanquish the
reigning Teen Queen, win the affections
of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate
a TV network — all without denting her
‘do! Tickets are priced from $30.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is
located at 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For more information, visit www.vanwezel.
org or call (800) 826-9303.
leNd me a teNor
The Players Theatre
Feb. 11-21
The curtain will soon rise-but wait!
Where is the world-renowned lead
tenor? Thus begins this giddy play
(four-time Tony Award-winner from
Ken Ludwig) with hysterical plot twists,
mistaken identities and rollicking fun.
Featuring Andrea Kinal, Bob Trisolini
and Jeffery Kin. Tickets: $23 Adults,
$12 Students.
The Players Theatre is located at 38
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more
information, visit www.theplayers.org or
call (941) 365-2494.
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Venue Ensemble Theatre
Feb. 12-28
Later Life is a poignant comedy about
a middle-aged couple who re-discover
each other at a cocktail party. Their at-
tempts to rekindle an ‘almost’ romance
begun nearly 30 years ago are constantly
interrupted by a well-meaning hostess
and an array of zany party-goers. Vet-
eran actors Midge Mamatas and Michael
DuMouchel portray the entire cast of
intruding party guests. Mary Kay Cyrus
and Frank Robertson (recently retired
WTVT-CH13 news anchor) complete
the cast as the couple searching for love
and understanding in later life.
Venue Actor Studio is located at 9125
U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. For more informa-
tion, visit www.venueactorstudio.org or call
(727) 822-6194.
SeCoNd Summer
Carrollwood Players
Feb. 12 to March 6
Second Summer is about a widower’s
peaceful Florida retirement which is in-
terrupted by constant romantic advances
from three very pushy and determined
women.
Carrollwood Players is located at 4333-5
Gunn Highway, Tampa. Tickets are priced
from $13 for seniors. For more information,
visit www.carrollwoodplayers.com or call
(813) 265-4000.
beetHoVeN’S SympHoNy No. 5
Florida Orchestra
Feb. 12 and 14
Relive the experience of the most
famous four-note theme in the world
with Beethoven’s always enthralling
Symphony No. 5 in a night with Sibel-
ius’ meditatively serene tone poem The
Swan of Tuonela and his triumphant
Symphony No. 5.
The Feb. 12 performance is at the Tampa
Bay Performing Arts Center. The Feb. 14
performance is at Ruth Eckerd Hall. For more
information, visit www.foridaorchestra.org
or call (727) 898-2100.
raiN
Mahaffey Theater
Feb. 13
From Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road,
RAIN covers the Fab Four from the
earliest beginnings through the psy-
chedelic late ‘60s and their long-haired
hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days.
The Broadway hit is a multi-media,
multi-dimensional experience — a fu-
sion of historical footage and hilarious
television commercials that lights up
the video screen. Come sing along to
Beatlemaniac favorites “Let it be,” “Hey
Jude,” “Come Together” and “Can’t Buy
Me Love!”
Mahaffey Theater is located at 400 First
St. S, St. Petersburg. For more information,
visit www.mahaffeytheater.com or call (727)
892-5798.
FairieS, iNC.
Largo Cultural Center
Feb. 12-13
An Enchanting Valentine’s Tale in
dance, circus arts and musical theater.
Savor the silliness of this delightful romp
in Fairyland as Cupid’s bow is struck by
lightening and chaos ensues! Charming
characters and exquisite performances
in contortion, acrobatics, aerial acts,
dance and song make this unique show
a must-see.
Largo Cultural Center is located at 105
Central Park Drive. Tickets are $28 for
adults and $18 for children. For more in-
formation, visit www.largoarts.com or call
(727) 587-6751.
NormaN roCkWell’S ameriCa
Ringling Museum of Art
Feb. 13 to April 25
In Search of Norman Rockwell’s
America is a groundbreaking exhibi-
tion that pairs the work of American
icon Norman Rockwell with images by
award-winning photojournalist Kevin
Rivoli. Unprecedented in concept, this
exhibition features 35 black and white
photographs alongside Rockwell origi-
nals: paintings, drawings and limited
artist’s prints.
Twenty years ago, while working as
a photojournalist, Kevin Rivoli began
taking “slice of life” photographs — im-
ages of family, community, patriotism,
milestones, rites of passage and people
enjoying simple pleasures.
It was not until many years later that
he realized their similarity to Rockwell’s
work, not only in mood and subject, but
often in composition as well. Rockwell,
who was and remains, immensely
popular in American culture, is often
dismissed by critics who claimed his
work was too idealistic, sentimental
and nostalgic.
Rockwell was often accused of creat-
ing moments that didn’t exist, or, as one
critic alleged, for “creating an America
that never was and never will be.” Rock-
well disagreed, saying he “was showing
the America I knew and observed to
others who might not have noticed.”
Rivoli’s photographs disprove critics’
claims that Rockwell created moments
that never were, showing us that the
America Rockwell painted is still alive
and well.
Ringling Museum of Art is located at
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. For more
information, visit www.ringling.org or call
(941) 351-1660.
eNCore
Palladium Theater
Series Begins Feb. 16
Tampa Bay’s favorite chamber music
series turns 10 in 2010. Encore Chamber
Series, concert No. 1. Michael Strauss,
viola (Principal, Indianapolis Sympho-
ny) Brian Moorhead, clarinet (Principal,
Florida Orchestra) Brent Douglas, piano
(freelance pianist and music director;
founding committee, Encore Series)
Program highlights: Robert Schumann:
Fairy Tales, Op. 132 for Clarinet, Viola
and Piano W. A. Mozart: Trio in E-fat
Major, K. 498 “Kegelstatt” Max Bruch:
Eight Pieces For Clarinet, Viola and
Piano.
Palladium Theater is located at 253 Fifth
Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets are priced
from $20. For more information, visit www.
mypalladium.org or call (727) 822-3590.
a CHoruS liNe
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Feb. 18-20
In an empty theater, casting for a new
Broadway musical is almost complete.
For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance
of a lifetime. A Chorus Line is the musical
for everyone who’s ever had a dream
and put it all on the line. Winner of nine
Tony Awards
®
(including Best Musical)
and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this
singular sensation is the longest-running
American Broadway musical ever.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is located at 1111 N.
McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets
are priced from $50. For more information,
visit www.rutheckerdhall.com or call (727)
791-7400.
leNd me a teNor
The Players Theatre
Feb. 11-21
The curtain will soon rise-but wait!
Where is the world-renowned lead
tenor? Thus begins this giddy play
(four-time Tony Award-winner from
Ken Ludwig) with hysterical plot twists,
mistaken identities and rollicking fun.
Featuring Andrea Kinal, Bob Trisolini
and Jeffery Kin. Tickets: $23 Adults,
$12 Students.
The Players Theatre is located at 38
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more
information, visit www.theplayers.org or
call (941) 365-2494.
Jazz WitH Jim
Carrollwood Cultural Center
Feb. 19
Enjoy a relaxing evening with Jim
Burge and the Jazz Directions as they
celebrate jazz music from the ‘50s. The
Jazz Directions features Jim Burge on
saxophone, Ron Delp on keyboard, Jeff
Henson on percussion and Mike Ruvin
on double bass. Sam Koppelman will
be joining The Jazz Directions on vibes.
Carrollwood Cultural Center is located
at 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. Tickets are
$7 at the door. For more information, visit
www.carrollwoodcenter.org or call (813)
269-1310.
aiN’t retiremeNt graNd
Gulfport Community Players
Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28
This very popular comedy, written
by Gil Perlroth, will be returning to its
“home” — the Back Door Theater —
Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28. This musical
revue contains 23 lively songs dealing
with pets, early-bird specials, doctors,
exercise, spare time, single bachelors, etc.
Obviously the play will appeal mostly
to the older generation, but, it has some
appeal for just about everyone!
Curtain times for the Friday and
Saturday shows are 8 p.m. Curtain is
2 p.m. for the Sunday shows. Tickets
are $15 each and may be purchased at
Eileen’s Resale Boutique in Gulfport or
at the door.
Gulfport Community Players is located
at 4919 17th Ave S, Gulfport. For more in-
formation, visit gulfportcommunityplayers.
org or call (727) 322-0316.
tHe mikado
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28
Set in mythical Japan, Gilbert &
Sullivan’s most beloved operetta tells
the story of Ko-Ko, Yum Yum and the
Mikado.
Tickets are $16. Fridays and Saturday
8 p.m, Sundays 2 p.m.
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center is located
at 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. For
more information, visit www.tarponarts.org
or call (727) 942-5605.
enteRtainMent
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SenioR HaPPeninGS
Feb. 9
MARSP
St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg
Chapter of the Michigan
Association of Retired
School Personnel will
meet at 11:30 a.m. at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900
34th St. N.
For more information,
please call (727) 572-9854.
Feb. 10
Oldies But Goodies
The Pier
The Pier is alive with
the sound of Big Band
music! The dance foor
is all yours to enjoy with
your friends or that spe-
cial honey! Come alone or
with some friends, this is
a great way to meet new
people.
The Pier is located at 800
Second Ave NE. Noon to 3
p.m. For information, visit
www.stpetepier.com or call
(727) 821-6443.
Feb. 12
Salsa Dancing
The Pier
Salsa dancing inside
Captain Al’s Waterfront
Restaurant. Come early
at 8:30 p.m. for free Salsa
lessons. Have fun dancing
the night away.
The Pier is located at 800
Second Ave. NE, St. Peters-
burg. For more information,
visit www.stpetepier.com or
call (727) 821-6443.
Feb. 12
Sunset Sounds
Ulmer Park
This free concert series
reveals the diversity of
local musicians from 7-9
p.m. on the second Friday
of every month.
Indulge yourself at any
of the many wonderful
restaurants conveniently
located only blocks away
along West Bay Drive,
Seminole Boulevard and
Clearwater-Largo Road.
Bring a picnic and dine
under the trees at el-
egant Ulmer Park while
enjoying the live music
performed in the charm-
ing gazebo.
Ulmer Park is located at
301 West Bay Drive, Largo.
For more information, visit
www.largo.com.
Feb. 13
Arts on the Avenue
BayWalk Promenade
Arts on the Avenue at
BayWalk Promenade. 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. An outdoor
art market showcasing
local artists displaying
their art for show and sale.
artatwilliams@gmail.com
or (727) 804-6993.
BayWalk Promenade is
located at 153 Second Ave.
N, St. Petersburg.
Feb. 13
Woofstock
Largo Central Park
You and your special
canine stroll through
Largo Central Park (101
Central Park Drive) for
this year ’s Woofstock
2010.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
enjoy contests, training
sessions, pet-related ven-
dors, demonstrations,
music, a kid’s play area
and much more.
This event is free and
open to all pet loving
families and their canines.
For more information,
call (727) 518-3021 or visit
PlayLargo.com.
Feb. 13
Suncoast
Genealogy Society
Palm Harbor Library
Genealogist, Howard
Smith, conducts geneal-
ogy training. 2 to 4 p.m.
Palm Harbor Library is
located at 2330 Nebraska
Ave., Palm Harbor.
For more information,
visit www.tblc.org or call
(727) 784-3332.
Feb. 14
Tampa Theatre
Somewhere in Time
A charming, witty, pas-
sionate romantic drama
about a love transcending
space and time.
Richard Collier (Chris-
topher Reeve) visits a
posh hotel on Mackinac
Island where he is drawn
to the photo of an actress
(Jane Seymour) who had
performed there in 1912.
Richard uses self-hypno-
sis to travel back in time
to meet her.
Tampa Theatre is lo-
cated at 711 Franklin St.
The flm begins at 3 p.m.
For more information,
visit www.tampatheatre.org
or call (813) 274-8286.
Feb. 17
Make a Beach Bag
Safety Harbor Library
Sew your own beach
bag or make a purse! Some
materials and sewing ma-
chine available. 2:30 p.m.
Call to register.
Safety Harbor Library
is located at 101 Second St.
N, Safety Harbor. For more
information, visit www.
cityofsafetyharbor.com or
call (727) 724-1525.
little WomeN
Pinellas Park
Performing Arts Center
Feb. 19-21
Performed by The
Salerno Theatre Com-
pany, curtain is Friday 8
p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. and
Sunday 3 p.m. Tickets are
$22 for Seniors. For more
information, visit www.
salernotheatre.com or call
(877) 275-7050.
Pinellas Park Performing
Arts Center is located at
4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas
Park.
Feb. 20
Classic Car Show
The Pier
The Pier will host a
Classic Car Show, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
The Pier is located at
800 Second Ave NE. For
information, visit www.
stpetepier.com or call (727)
821-6443.
Feb. 23
Artist Critique
Studio 1212
Free and open to the
public. Bring your unfn-
ished, unframed artwork
for advice and comment.
10 a.m.
Studio 1212 is located at
1405 Cleveland St., Clear-
water. For more information,
visit www.studio1212.net or
call (727) 446-4566.
Feb. 27
Big Band Tribute
The Coliseum
The Coliseum presents
A Tribute to Harry James
and the Andrews Sisters.
7-11 p.m.
The Coliseum is located
at 535 Fourth Ave. N, St.
Petersburg. For more infor-
mation, visit www.stpete.
org/coliseum or call (727)
892-5202.
Feb, 28
Music Fest on the Water
The Pier
The Pier hosts local
bands and musicians from
a four-county area at the
Waterside Courtyard, fea-
turing Top 40, Southern
Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz
and other types of music
for your listening and/or
dancing pleasure.
The Pier is located at 800
Second Ave. NE, St. Peters-
burg. For more information,
visit www.stpetepier.com or
call (727) 821-6443.
moNdayS
Tai Chi/Qi Gong
Largo Community Center
Learn this ancient re-
laxing form of exercise
taught by Bob Ailes. This
is a low impact exercise
based Chinese Tai Chi
(Yang style) principles.
You’ll learn short forms,
Nu Moom, Sh Kyu, QI
Gong Healing/Anti-Ag-
ing as recommended by
Dr. Oz on OPRAH. A great
class for energy, mental
and physical ftness.
Four week sessions,
Mondays, 10: 30 t o
11:30 a.m. $20 for Largo
residents, $25 for non-
residents, $37 without
recreation card.
The Largo Community
Center is located at 301 W
Bay Drive, Largo. For more
information, visit www.
largo.com or call (727)
587-6740.
moNdayS
Rhythm Kings
Pinellas Park
Senior Center
Senior Center partici-
pants must be age 50 or
older. Registration fees
are $5 for Pinellas Park
residents, $25 for non-
residents.
The Pinellas Park Se-
nior Center is located at
7625 59th St. N. For more
information, visit www.
pinellas-park.com or call
(727) 541-0776.
tueSdayS
Ball Room Dance
Pinellas Park
Senior Center
Senior Center partici-
pants must be age 50 or
older. Registration fees
are $5 for Pinellas Park
residents, $25 for non-
residents.
The Pinellas Park Se-
nior Center is located at
7625 59th St. N. For more
information, visit www.
pinellas-park.com or call
(727) 541-0776.
tueSdayS
Fresh Market
Gulfport Art Village
Fresh fruits, vegetables
and seafood in a festive
environment.
For more information,
visit www.gulfportforida.
us/tuesday-morning-fresh-
market or call (727) 667-7531.
tueSdayS aNd tHurSdayS
Walk On the Wild Side
Boyd Hill
Evening Fitness Walk.
6-7 p.m. Join Holly Har-
riman, a Neuromuscular
Massage Therapist, on
Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6 to 7 p.m. in a 45
minute walk designed for
the working professional
to work on the stiffness
that comes from sitting or
standing too long. Walk
includes warm-up and
cool down. $4 each day.
Boyd Hill Nature Pre-
serve is located at 1101
Country Club Way S, St.
Petersburg. For more infor-
mation, visit www.stpete.
org/boyd/ or call (727) 893-
7326.
tHurSdayS
Havest Marketplace
Ulmer Park • Largo
Outdoor shopping in
charming Ulmer Park
offers healthy choices of
fresh produce for your
body, specialty foods
and delectable sweets for
your taste buds; green
themed goods for our
environment; and original
creations by local artists
and craftsman to inspire
your mind and your spirit.
Ulmer Park is located at
301 West Bay Drive, Largo.
For more information, visit
www.largo.com.
FridayS
Creative Cooking Show
Largo Community Center
For more information,
visit www.largocommuni-
tycenter.com or call (727)
518-3131.
Woofstock • Largo Central Park
You and your special canine stroll through
Largo Central Park (101 Central Park Drive) for
this year’s Woofstock 2010. From 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., enjoy contests, training sessions, pet-related
vendors, demonstrations, music, a kid’s play area
and much more.
This event is free and open to all pet loving
families and their canines.
For more information, call (727) 518-3021 or visit
PlayLargo.com.
eVeNt oF tHe moNtH • Feb. 13
If you have any Senior Happenings that you’d like
to include in our next issue, please email them to edi-
tor@seniorvoiceforida.com. Be sure to include the date
of the event, cost, time, location, contact information
and any other pertinent information. The deadline for
the March issue is Feb. 15.
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SenioR GoURMet
Comfort Food
4 large baking potatoes (about 2-3/4
pounds)
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup all-purpose four
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
6 cups milk
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar
cheese
Baked Potato Soup
My husband and I enjoyed a delicious potato soup at a restaurant while on
vacation, and I came home determined to duplicate it. It took me 5 years to
get the taste right, but the wait was worth it!
— Joann Goetz, Genoa, Ohio
Bake potatoes at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until tender; cool completely. Peel and cube potatoes. In a
large saucepan, melt butter; stir in four, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil;
cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; whisk in sour cream. Add potatoes
and green onions. Garnish with bacon and cheese. Yield: 10 servings.
1 cup each sliced carrots, celery and
zucchini
1/2 cup diced sweet yellow pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini or white
kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes,
undrained
1 cup medium pasta shells, cooked and
drained
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Microwave Minestrone
This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta and couldn’t be any
easier to prepare. By the time I set the table, it’s ready.
— Emma Magielda, Amsterdam, New York
In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the carrots, celery, zucchini, yellow pepper and onion. Drizzle
with oil; toss to coat. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover
and cook on high for 15 minutes. Yield: 5 servings.
Classic Chicken noodle Soup
After working all day, my husband, Todd, and I enjoy this hearty soup along
with crusty rolls and a salad. It’s real comfort food.
— Nila Grahl, Des Plaines, Illinois
In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, combine the frst 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover
and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Remove chicken; cool. Remove and discard skin and
bones. Chop chicken; set aside. Strain broth, discarding vegetables and bay leaf. Return broth to pan; add
carrots, celery and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables
are tender. Add noodles and chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6 minutes. Stir
in peas and beans. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until the beans and noodles are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds),
cut up
10 cups water
1 large carrot, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1 celery rib, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
SOUP INGREDIENTS:
2 large carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups uncooked fne egg noodles
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
Nothing warms up a cool day in a more satisfying way than steaming
soups like Classic Chicken Noodle Soup, Baked Potato Soup and French
Onion Soup (shown above, top to bottom). recipes courtesy of Country
Home recipe Collection.
Soup is always a natural choice for a feel good food. Whether you’re
looking for something to warm you up from the inside out or looking for
something nutritious and comforting, there are so many varieties of soup
to satisfy your specifc mood. We hope you try and enjoy the selections
below.
4 cups thinly sliced onions
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried parsley fakes
2 teaspoons brown sugar
6 slices French bread, toasted
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella
cheese
French Onion Tomato Soup
Tomato juice gives extra favor to this wonderful soup that’s so quick and easy
to prepare. I found the recipe many years ago in a recipe book of my mother’s
and have shared it with many people.
— Clara Honeyager Mukwonago, Wisconsin
In a large saucepan, saute onions and garlic in butter until tender. Add the tomato juice, bouillon,
lemon juice, parsley and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Ladle soup into 10-oz. ovenproof soup bowls or ramekins. Top with French bread;
sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
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A simple trip to my local drug-
store is not so simple anymore.
What used to be a brief excur-
sion now invariably takes much
longer, at least for me.
Since I love to browse, I allow
myself that luxury once or twice
a month. Clever advertisers with
hidden agendas know just how
to entice the consumer. Products are strategically
placed throughout the stores, luring shoppers to many
different aisles. We might frequent the store for one
specifc item, but we don’t necessarily leave without
purchasing several more.
As I slowly peruse the rows of merchandise, I often
stop in the frst aid section to check out new products.
I am keenly aware, however, that I already own count-
less bandages, creams, ointments and tapes — enough
for a lifetime.
I get a kick out of the children’s bandages, some too
cute for parents and grandparents to resist!
In my childhood home, always on hand was the
familiar Johnson & Johnson tin box of assorted “band-
aids.” Since J&J coined the word, all other boxes were
labeled bandages.
As the years progressed, many new companies
competed to win our loyalty; thus, we have many
new choices. Knowing that I might eventually need
all types of bandages, I resolved to stock my medicine
cabinet with every bandage known to exist. Currently
my medicine cabinet contains eight boxes.
Naturally my favorite container is the familiar J&J
tin box. The original assortment certainly outdoes
today’s, which is narrowed down to just three sizes.
My old tin contains a random medley of leftover
bandges manufactured by other companies such as
Curad, Nexcare, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. Might
as well spread the wealth. Obviously, I kept this box
for its historical signifcance.
The other seven are manufactured from paper rather
than metal. They boldly display slogans which speak to
the girl scout in me — be prepared for any emergency.
The frst paper box is labeled “sheer comfort fex.”
It touts being “improved and stays in place better.”
Two other containers make other claims: One con-
tains the new and unparalleled “waterproof fnger
bandage.” The next box is marked “clear invisible
protection in a variety of sizes.”
A fourth container hawks “fexible fabric — also
latex free.” Another hails its product to be “active,”
whatever that implies. These “active” bandages are
also “sterile, one inch strips of fexible foam.
The sixth box proclaims to be “ultra tough, yet
conforming.”
Lastly the seventh paper box is for sensitive skin,
with “advanced ouchless protection.”
The world of free enterprise is alive and well, some-
thing for everyone. In spite of this, new and improved
doesn’t necessarily mean better.
Now, whenever I unwind a sheer or clear bandage
from my fnger, it generally comes off in little pieces.
Bandages are just one item among thousands which
adorn the shelves of our favorite retailers. In my quest
for the perfect product, I also surveyed Crest Tooth-
paste, another favorite of mine. In one store, after
recording every conceivable type of Crest, I counted
20 new and improved kinds. I may have even missed
a few.
I hereby vow to use only one — the original regular
blue paste, if I can fnd it. Just give me time to fnish
using my Cinnamon Rush, Whitening Express!
On a parting note, I am very grateful for free enter-
prise. Although it may be harder to choose between
products, our excursions to local stores are certainly
more interesting than in days gone by.
I consider myself most fortunate to live in a country
which fosters so many choices.
Judith Sabghir Gannon is a freelance writer who resides
in Wesley Chapel. She spent many years teaching adults
and children in the public and private sector. For the past
20 years, she has devoted herself to improving the quality of
life for senior adults. Jewish liturgical singing and leading
prayer services is her passion.
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