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CONCERT REVIEW Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-17 Tenor's renditions entertaining, international By ARDEAN A. ANVIK Special to the Journal On Feb. 20, the Mason County Concert Association (MCCA) provided yet another exciting entertainer. We were privileged to hear Anthony Kearns, Ireland's finest tenor. His repertoire encompassed everything from Broadway to opera, and included songs from Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Austria. When Kearns sang "Danny Boy," his tenor voice and slight Irish brogue brought this favorite Irish tune to life. Other songs included "Granada" and an audience sing-along of the Italian song "Fu- miculi, Fumicula." Kearns and his pianist, Patrick Healy, included comedy in the eve- nings entertainment with the song "Bold Gendarmes Duet." Healy also did a solo rendition of"Galway Bay" and the wonderfully clever and sprightly song, "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General," from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "The Pirates of Penzance." The audience enjoyed the con- cert. At its conclusion, Kearns and Healy were rewarded a standing ova- tion. After the concert, I interviewed a sophomore from Shelton High School, Natalie Petri, about her impressions of the concert. She said it was "awe- some." She added that as she looked around the audience, she noticed mostly white hair. There were a few children and teenagers, but not many. Natalie said she believes if her teen friends enlarged their musical tastes beyond Lady Gaga and hip- hop, they would find other music and musicians entertaining. The MCCA provides first-rate en- tertainment up to six times each win- ter. Mason County is very lucky to have this quality entertainment at the Shel- ton High School Performing Arts Cen- ter. Many communities have to travel to large cities to see this kind of enter- tainment but we have it locally. There is nothing like a live performance to break the tedium of television. The final two concerts for this sea- son include a high-energy Mediterra- nean-style guitar group in March and a jazz pianist in April. The program next year looks even more exciting. The price for these concerts is quite reasonable and the MCCA even has family-friendly prices. For more information on concert dates and prices, call 426-1842. Season tickets are available in advance or you can buy tickets at the door on the day of the concert. POWERFUL ADVICE What if money did grow on trees? Pring is just around the corner. Nurseries and home improvement stores are start- ing to get bare root trees in stock. If your thumb has a funny green tint to it, you know it's time to start dusting offthose garden tools and tending to your home's landscape. But did you know that selecting the right tree for the right location can have a small effect on your year-round electric bills? By JUSTIN HOLZGROVE The right tree for the right price Carefully positioned trees can save on a household's energy use for heating and cooling. A large deciduous (leaf-shedding) tree, planted in the fight place, can save money in reduced cooling costs, and allow winter sunshine to reduce heating and lighting costs. Here are a few tips if you're looking to leverage your planting- plans for a little energy saving potential: Plant deciduous trees with high, spreading crowns (i.e., leaves and branches) to the south of your home to provide maximum sum- mertime roof shading. Be careful not to plant ev- ergreens too close to your home's south side if you want the warmth from the winter sun. Trees with crowns lower to the ground are more appropriate on the west side of the house, where shade is needed from lower afternoon sun. Trees and bushes can form a strategic wind- break to keep the fall and winter winds from pum- meling your home, forcing cold air in and warm air out. Don't just focus on what to plant. Perhaps removing trees or limbs is the right solution for your home. Consider the surroundings When considering plants and trees for your yard, please do not plant or landscape near power transformers, or under power lines. Working or playing near trans- formers can be hazardous, and landscaping can hide or restrict important utility access to equip- ment for maintenance and repairs. If you have trees or shrubs growing near your electricity meter, please trim them for meter reader access. Lastly, please do not plant trees beneath the power lines. Over time, trees grow into the lines, causing the potential for extended outages. Report hazardous trees or limbs As you are taking stock of the trees and landscape in your area, if you come across a potentially haz- ardous tree or situation regarding PUD 3's equipment or power lines, please report it at masonpud3.org/ hazardtree or call 426-0888. We'd prefer to take care of problems through preventive maintenance, rather than during outages. Call before you dig As always, don't forget to call 811 before digging holes for trees, shrubs, or fence posts. Homeown- ers often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call - even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there might be multiple utility lines in a common area. Dig- ging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you, and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets a free location and marking service for underground utility lines and helps prevent unde- sired consequences. Jusn Holzgrove  a Mason County PUD 3 conservaon man- ager continued from page 16 Feb. 22 Brittney Nicole Smith, 24, of the 300 block of North 12th Street in Shelten, was booked at 12:19 a.m. on suspicion of assault in the third degree, interference with a health care facility, obstructing law enforce- ment and disorderly conduct. Emiliano Fernan Ahilon Matias, 21, of the 300 block of South Fiflhi Street in Shelten, was booked at 2:57 a.m. on suspicion of DWI. Brian Keith Marx, 44, of the 400 block of Euclid Avenue in Shelton, was booked at 3:18 a.m. on suspicion of DWI. Feb. 23 Fernando Escandon Lorenzo, 22, of the 400 block of West Harvard Avenue in Shelton, was booked at 5:16 a.m. on suspicion of DWI. Viviano Pablo-Martin, 28, of the 2000 block of Adams Street in Shelten, was booked at 4:33 p.m. on suspicion of operating a vehicle without identifica- tion, hit and run and DWI. Feb. 24 Timothy Paul Miller, 31, of the 1300 block of Lloyd Parkway in Port Orchard, was booked at 12:13 a.m. on suspicion of DWLS in the third degree. William Scott Gray, 24, of the 800 block of Southeast Cook Plant Farm Read in Shelton, was booked at 5 a.m. on suspicion of two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, re- sisting arrest and making false or misleading state- ments. Strange call? Don't fall victim to phone scam PHONE: Fraudsters look to take advantage STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun corn Are you puzzled by a missed mobile call from An- tigua, Barbuda, Jamaica or other exotic locations? No, you have not won a trip to the Caribbean. Scammers are placing thousands of calls to ran- dom mobile numbers around the United States. The phone rings once and then disconnects. Fraudsters hope you will call the number back out of curiosity and then promptly charge you $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9-per-minute. A consumer who contacted the Washington state Attorney General's Office (AGO) reported his caller ID indicated the call originated in Antigua or Bar- buda (area code 268). Other consumers across the country report calls from the Dominican Republic (809), Jamaica (876), British Virgin Islands (284) and Grenada (473). The AGO recommends to think twice before answering unknown mobile calls. If you don't recognize the number, don't answer the phone. If it's a legitimate call, they will leave a voice- mail. The Office of the Attorney General is the chief le- gal office for Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commis- sions. For more information on Attorney General Bob Ferguson and protections for consumers and seniors against fraud, go to atg.wa.gov.