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FREEEvery Thur sda yOnline Ev er ydayt heGabber .com No. 2584 September 13 September 19, 2018 Red Tide Hits Pinellas CountyBy Angelina Bruno The red tide trend that has been creeping up Floridas west coast this summer has been detected in the waters off of Pinellas County, waterways. The red tide showed up late last week and it has shifted from day to day in intensity and location, said Mike Clarke, Public Services Director for St. Pete Beach. Its switched in with some storms and switched back out with the tide. Clarke said that there were low levels of red tide on Tuesday, September 11 near the Don Cesar Hotel and heavier concentrations near Upham Beach. St. Pete beaches remain open, however. The public can use their own judgement as to if they would likeSee Red Tide, page 22 City Lowers Costs for New Skate ParkBy Abby Baker Since 2016, the city of Gulfport has been grappling with the costs of a new skate park, and the price has been shaved down by almost $100,000. The original bid for the park was $299,584.45 and after April 10, 2017, it became $199,722.50 by Tampa Contracting Services. This is approximately a $99,861.95 reduction in costs, and much closer to the original project budget of $170,500. We just looked at what was done and saw what city staff could do and some of the things we just didnt need, said Fred Metcalf, community development director. We want as much bang for our buck as possible. See Skate Park, page 29Graphic from pinellascounty.orgSmokin Js Donates Proceeds to Tiny Homes for VetsFrom left, John and Lisa Riesebeck, owners of Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ in Gulfport, recently donated the proceeds from their restaurants beer sales during GeckoFest to Sabine von Aulock, volunteer for Celebrate Outreachs Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans project. The project is a collaboration between the non-prot Celebrate Outreach and the USFs School of Architecture and Community Design. The rst home will soon be built in St. Petersburg. John Riesenbeck is a Navy veteran who served during peacetime as a seaman minesweeper from 1979 to 1981. Photo courtesy Sabine von Aulock.


2 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Kids Yoga and Science Club The Gulfport Library is continuing their science/yoga joint program this school year. Come make sidewalk chalk paint and then do colorful yoga in the reading garden on Monday, September 17 at 3 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call Cailey Klasson, Youth Services Librarian at 727-893-1074. Thanks to the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library for making this class free for kids ages 5 to 12. Grand Opening of Municipal Mooring Field The city of Gulfport will have the grand opening ceremonies of the Municipal Mooring Field on Sunday, November 11, at 10 a.m. The new facility lies just offshore from the Historic Gulfport Casino, Williams Pier, and Municipal Beach. As a part of the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic preserve, the city pursued the opportunity to provide transient and live-aboard customers with which protects seagrass beds and other aquatic vegetation. In addition, the city recently purchased a pump out vessel which will aid the disposal of vessel waste and improve water quality. This vessel was obtained through the assistance of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Clean Vessel Act. The new 25-vessel Municipal Mooring Facility has new buoys and navigational aids to help boaters navigate accessible waterways. The moorings feature high-quality steel helix anchors coupled with Helmken StormSoft mooring systems, and can accommodate vessels up to 60 feet. A boater will anchor to a mooring buoy which is attached to a screw-type anchor with a swivel anchorage system allows the vessel to rotate with the wind and tide without scraping the bay bottom. The engineered moorings offer a variety of amenities for transient boaters wishing to anchor out in the bay. Upland amenities that are available to city residents and visiting boaters include full service marina shower, restroom facilities, marina day room, library, pump out vessel, mail service, laundry facilities, dinghy dock, fuel dock, ship store, on-shore trash and recycling, potable water, Wi-Fi access and access to the marina boat ramp. Applications for moorings are basis and can be completed online at or in person at Municipal Marina. Only seaworthy vessels with the proper title and registration will be accepted. For more information, please contact Marina Director Denis Frain at 727-893-1104 or visit mygulfport. us/marina. The city of Gulfports municipally operated marina is located at 4630 29th Ave. S. The marina was designated a clean marina by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the efforts to reduce water pollution. Furthermore, the city will have available information on how boaters can help to improve the quality of Floridas waters and natural resources. Popcorn and a Movie at the Senior Center Join Dedicated and WellCare on Tuesday September 18, at 1 p.m. for a matinee movie and popcorn. I Can Only Imagine is an inspiring true story of ultimate hope, and a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Come watch a great current movie with friends at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the event line at 727-893-5657.


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 3 Circus Crafts for Kids at Gulfport Library On Saturday, September 22 at 1 p.m., the Gulfport Public Library will be presenting circus crafts and games for grades K-5. They will make a lion mask, clown hats, and fake cotton candy! They will also have a few carnival games to play. Call 727-893-1134 for additional information. An Evening with Tim Dorsey On Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m., come experience an entertaining visit from acclaimed Florida author, Tim Dorsey. Acknowledged as Floridas king of mayhem, the author of the shockingly funny novels talks about his recently-published book, The Pope of Palm Beach. This wild night at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., is sure to be full of humor, anecdotes, and a few surprises! Concert for Operation Military Matters St. Petersburg College Wind Ensembles presents an evening of patriotic music, promoting awareness of local charity Operation: Military Matters. The concert is Thursday, September 13, at the Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N. It starts at 7 p.m. This concert celebrates the men and women of the armed forces stationed overseas, as well as the pioneering efforts of 12-year-old Graci Tubbs, founder of Operation: Military Matters. This local charity raises funds and donations to send care packages to U.S. active military all over the globe. Throughout the evening, they will share the great stories of appreciation and connection to overseas troops via music, video and special guests. Operation: Military Matters. Monetary donations are accepted as well as items listed below. Accepted donation items include toiletry items, snacks, hard candy, chewing gum, cheese or peanut butter crackers, small canned fruits, drinks, microwave popcorn, feminine hygiene products, chapstick, games, instant coffee, creamer, ramen noodles, beef jerky, tuna or salmon packs, tea, gallon zip lock bags, sandwich zip lock bags, hand lotion, trail mix etc. For information about upcoming events, please visit artscalendar.St. Pete Beach Chowder Challenge Renowned local chefs will vie for votes at the 5th Annual Chowder Challenge on Sunday, November 11 on St. Pete Beach. The popular event pits the best chefs in the area against each other as they compete for coveted awards. Current competitors include local chefs from Caddys, Chill, Donnie Bs, Gennaros, Nori Thai, OMaddys, Hags Bar & Grill, Shells, Thai Am 2, The Island Grill & Raw Bar, and The Sea Porch at the Don Cesar. Check for additional restaurants. Nick Setteducato, a local guitarist will sing favorites from the 60s to today; beverages will be available for purchase, and there will be a silent the club and its chosen charities. Tickets are $15 in advance for adults and kids 12 years and up. Children under 12 are free with the purchase of one adult ticket. Tickets are at


4 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Ser ving Gulfport, South Pasadena, Azalea, Grand Central District, Northwest St. Petersbur g, Ty r one, Kenwood, Central Oak Park, Southwest St. Petersbur g, Maximo, Tierra Ve rd e, St. Pete Beach, Pass-A-Grille, Tr easur e Island, Pinellas PointDeadlines Editorial Copy: Monday Noon Display Advertising: Tu esday 5pm If pr oof is r equir ed: Monday Noon Classified Advertising: Tu esday 5pmPublishers Ken Reichart Deb Reichart Publisher@theGabber .comEditor Shelly Wilson Shelly@theGabber .comAdvertising Sales Ken Reichart Ken@theGabber .com 727-463-5088Reporters / Photographers Abby Baker AbbyBaker@theGabber .com Angelina Bruno AngelinaBruno@theGabber .com Debbie W olfe DebbieW olfe@theGabber .comContributors Helen J. Simon HelenJSimon@theGabber .comProduction Charlotte Dutchak Zachary Knight John Y eagerDistribution Chris Campas1419 49th Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707 727-321-6965 (fax) 327-7830 Advertising@theGabber .com www .theGabber .comOffice Hours9-5 Mon-W ed 9-2 Fr i Closed Thursday the Gabber T he Gabber Active Shooter Preparedness Training Crime Prevention Task Force Training offers instructor-led classes that provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, CPTF Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional lockdown only approach. Crime Prevention Task Force is a community service organization developed by former law enforcement more awareness by the public of the criminal threat facing everyone in todays society and show effective measures to counter that threat. This safety seminar will be held at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on Wednesday September 19 at 2 p.m. Dont miss out. This is not your typical boring safety seminar! Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the event line at 727-893-5657. Boca Ciega Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Boca Ciega High School recently announced the 2018 inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Congratulations are in order for Earnest Crumbley Sr., class of 1981; Kenneth Speedy Smith, class of 2011; Coach Randy Shuman, current Boys Basketball Coach and Barbara Paonessa, BCHS Principal from 1987 through 2003. The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be on Friday, November 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the BCHS cafeteria area. Cost for the ceremony buffet dinner is $15 per person. Please make check payable to Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame (PAHOF, Inc.) and mail to BCHS, 924 58th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707, Attn. Coach Randy Shuman. For additional information contact Coach Shuman at


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 5 Lego Club at Gulfport Library Lego enthusiasts! Come to the Gulfport Library on Tuesday, September 18, from 3 to 4 p.m. for some Lego fun! Open to children ages 5 to 10 and a caregiver. Call 727-8931074 or email Cailey at cklasson@ to sign up. Gulfport Democrats Plan for Election The Gulfport Democrats will meet on Monday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at Stellas, 3119 Beach Blvd. S. The primary is over and now plans need to be made to really concentrate on the November election. This month they will have someone from Andrew Gillums campaign at the meeting to explain how to help get a Democratic governor elected. They will also have Paul Ford from the Pinellas Democratic Executive Committee speak about the amendments which will be on the ballot. These were meant to confuse voters, so come hear a clear explanation of what they all mean and get the Democratic perspective on the issues. They will also be signing people up to Adopt Your Block. This is a program to contact the Democrats in your immediate area or building. The idea is to get to know them, encourage them to vote by mail (if they arent already) and give them information on the candidates. They will give your all the information you need to get started, and you dont have to wait for the meeting. Contact April Thanos now at 206-501-7836 if youd like to get involved. It is essential to have a good turnout in November! Hispanic American Heritage Month September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic American Heritage Month, and the Gulfport Library is celebrating by hosting a family dinner and craft event on Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. Come celebrate the spirit and culture of Hispanic and Latino countries with delicious food from Habana Caf, make a fun craft and learn what makes Hispanic American Heritage so special. Many thanks to the Librarys Circle of Friends for making this event free to the public. You must register for this event so please call 727-893-1074 or email Cailey at to sign your family up. Spots are limited! Sacred Lands Hosts Gypsy Wind Band Sacred Lands, 1620 Park St., will host Gypsy Wind Band on Friday, September 21. They performs acoustic, bluegrass, jazz and folk tunes and you can check out their music at Opening set will be Alan Holingshead. There will be a healthy homemade meal for purchase separately for $8. Sacred Lands is one of the most unique botanical/waterfront sites in the county and info can be found at Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 admission. For directions, parking info, or questions call 727357-3592 or 727-347-0354.


6 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Take the Gabber on Vacation... Send us a picture with you and your Gabber on vacation. Include a brief description and your name at Denise Stoltz, of Gulfport, took her Gabber with her while visiting her hometown in Milwaukee last December. St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse Meeting St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites everyone to its meeting on Saturday, September 15, at Hibachi Buffet, 7610 49th St. N., at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Barbara Rhoda, founder of the Red Tent Ministry. For more information call 727-504-3149. Gulfport Library Free Family Movie Series The Gulfport Public Library is screening the sweet and uplifting story of four friends and their decades-long book club on Saturday, features great performances by Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candace Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, and Andy Garcia. Rated PG-13. If anyone has any questions about this title or titles for upcoming months, please contact the library at 727-893-1074. Chilean Film in LGBTQ Film Series The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, September 13 with an trials and triumphs of a transgender Chilean woman. Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Marina is a transgender woman in Santiago, Chile whose older boyfriend Orlando becomes ill and unexpectedly dies. In the face of her grief, Marina must cope with hostility and rejection from Orlandos family, and their attempts to shut her out of Orlandos funeral and force her out of the home she shared with him. (Rated R) Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Licensing restrictions prohibit releases. But call 727-893-1074 for


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 7 Paper Bird Wall Art at Gulfport Library Come create paper bird wall art at the Gulfport Library. This craft is for the birds or bird lovers! On Wednesday, September 26, at 12:30 p.m., participants will be using craft paper, glue, and paint to make a framed piece of art. They will use precut paper to create a scene and use paint to distress a picture frame. Supplies are limited, so registration is required for this program. Please call 727-893-1074 to sign up! Coffee with a Cop and Councilmember If you didnt make it to the last Coffee with a Cop and Councilmember event, let the aroma of fresh way to historic Scout Hall to enjoy casual conversation with a cop and councilmember. This event is hosted by Community his special guest, Councilmember Paul Ray. The chat and coffee is on Saturday, October 6 between 9 and 11 a.m. at 5315 28th Ave. S. As always there is plenty of socializing and meeting old and new friends. Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another? If so, you should consider coming to one of the Pasadena Community Church Care Givers Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70th St. S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public, non-denominational, and provide a to share, with others who are in like situations, their experiences, joys, and concerns of care giving. It is not necessary that the individual resides in the same house with you or even the same state. If you have any questions regarding this please call Pam Lanning at 727347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 727381-2499, Ext. 214. ProjectFREE Presents Guys and Dolls adaptive production of award-winning classic musical comedy Guys and Dolls featuring 22 amazing actors with diverse abilities. Performances will be held at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are now on the pre-sale price of $18 and can be purchased by calling 800-838-3006 x2 or at the Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. Tickets can also be purchased on day of show for $20 at the door. a community to enrich the lives of intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. For more information on ProjectFREE Programs visit MyProjectFree1.


8 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 The Art of Jessica Ryan at Flying Boat Brewing Gulfport artist Jessica Ryan will hold a Meet the Artist event on Friday, September 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flying Boat Brewing Co., 1776 11th St. N. Jessica Ryan will show 13 original pieces of artwork through the end of October in this solo show of contemporary surreal black and white oil paintings. Ryan will be available to discuss her artwork and sign prints. This in the St. Petersburg art scene. She is happy to show her work in the Tampa Bay community and proud to represent herself as a Gulfport artist. Ryans artworks are oil paint on canvas and paper. Some works include elements of collage. She explores compilations of the stereotypical American family as seen through the media with a twist of unusual. She chooses to work with a limited color palette of black and white. Ryan turned to painting as a creative outlet when she retired earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After moving to Gulfport less than a year ago, she has been inspired by the communitys creative vibe. When she is not paining, she works freelance as a seamstress and writer. For samples of her work, please visit at Beta Sigma Phi Activities Gamma Omega Master congratulates Kay Brown for receiving the Best Program Award for last year. Since the program theme selected by the chapter was on birds, Kay presented a very interesting program on ducks complete with an appropriate duck hat and providing each member with a duck call whistle. Gamma Omega chapter members will meet on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the home of Donna Smith for a ways and means mice painting meeting. This is their 39th edition of Christmas mice ornaments. Joyce Powell, chairman of the Nursing Home Visits Service Project for Sunshine City Council, and her volunteers will distribute sugar-free cookies to the residents of Dolphins View Nursing Home on Friday, September 14. This committee visits and distributes cookies each month to the residents. The City Council Executive Board will meet on Tuesday, September 18 at the home of Gera George at 7 p.m. City Councils regular meeting will be held on Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm in the ROTC Room at Dixie Hollins High. Sunshine City Council Ways and Means Committees project this is year is a Dine to Donate. On Wednesday, September 26 from 4 till 8 p.m. at Chipotles, 3700 Park Blvd., Chipotles will donate 33% of the food purchase to members and have been distributed to members. They are working with a variety of other restaurants to add to this project. Beta Sigma Phi is a social and cultural womens organization. Sunshine City Council has eight chapters of various degrees and members of all ages. Some chapters meet once a month year round while others meet from September to May twice a month. For more information contact Sharon Ingram at 727-3212849. Health Talks with Humana: Healthy Sleep Join Wendy as she offers powerful tips on how to get a better nights rest (Healthy Sleep) at the next Healthy Talks with Humana at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on September, 17 at 10:30 a.m. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the event line at 727-893-5657.


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 9 Yom Kippur at Beth-El Shalom Come and observe Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, this most holy day of the year at Beth-El Shalom on Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. Beth-El Shalom is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N., All are welcome and there is no charge. For more info and pre-registration please call 727-345-7777, email or visit Sophies Attic Has the Fresh Stuff Greeting from Sophies Attic, the coolest place in Gulfport to shop. They have two racks of freshly laundered clothing for your shopping pleasure, both mens and ladies. They recently received another large donation of jewelry which included some unstrung beads which would be nice for your beading projects. There is also a nice selection of bedding available, everything from pillowcases to bedspreads. Come on in and check them out. Their awesome staff of volunteers are ready to welcome you. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach of the First United Methodist Church. 28th Ave. S. They are open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Theyll be waiting for you. St. Anthonys Hospital Free Health Seminars St. Anthonys Hospital health experts invite the community to attend seminars September that will focus on osteoarthritis, joint pain and aging; weight loss surgery information and smoking cessation. There also will be free memory screenings offered. The monthly seminars are free to the public. There will be free memory screenings on Tuesday, September 11 and Tuesday, September, from 10 a.m. till noon in the main lobby of the hospital. The screenings are offered to adults concerned about their memory health. Call 727-825-1595 for information. A smoking cessation class will be offered on Saturday, September 15, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthonys Hospital hour class provides valuable tools to help you quit using tobacco including coping with cravings and physical and emotional symptoms. The class includes free aids to help quit using tobacco while supplies last. For more information on St. Anthonys, call 727-953-6993 or visit TI Art Guild Weekly Workshops Resume The weekly workshops offered by Treasure Island Art Guild will resume on Wednesday, September 12. The Wednesday Anything Goes and Thursday Still Life workshops are held in the Garden Room of the Treasure Island Community Center, Park Place and 106th Ave., from 9:30 a.m. till noon. The Friday Portrait workshop is offered at Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium from 9:15 a.m. till noon. All workshops are open to artists working in any medium. For more information visit


10 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Gulfport Chefs Table Fundraiser Returns for a Third Year Fabulous food, white tablecloths, china, glassware, exquisite table decor and full table service in the middle of Beach Boulevard in Gulfports Waterfront District. This is the setting for a magical and memorable outdoor dining event with family and friends at the 3rd the MY Foundation. Eleven restaurants from Gulfports thriving food scene will diners may choose any of the eleven menus being offered, ranging in price from $60 to $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Prices the MY Foundation, which has committed to helping a local family Participating Restaurants El Chapo 727-256-9033 Isabelle's at the Peninsula Inn 727-346-9800 Little Tommies Tiki 727-498-8826 Manatees on the Bay 727-592-2842 Neptune Grill 727-623-4823 O'Maddy's 727-323-8643 Pia's Trattoria 727-327-2190 Smokin' J's BBQ 727-329-8624 Stella's 727-498-8950 The Artisan 727-321-6264 Vintage Small Bites and Wine Bar 727-289-5523 This years event, co-hosted by the Gulfport Neighbors, Inc., with sponsorship by the city of Gulfport, will be held on Monday, November 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. Rain date is November 12. Reservations will be accepted starting Thursday, September 20. To make your reservation, please call or visit the restaurant of your choice. Payment is requested at the time reservations are made. Groups wishing to sit together must all dine at the same restaurant. The menus from each restaurant, may be previewed at of last year's event by Debbie Wolfe.


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 11 Man Arrested after Filming Woman in Restaurant Bathroom On Sunday, August 9, a 35-year-old woman who was visiting Beverlys Restaurant, located at 7401 Gulf Boulevard, was recorded on a cellphone by a St. Petersburg man while using the restroom. Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau have arrested 18-year-old Bryan Lara after he intentionally used his Pete Beach restaurant. restaurant. The victim heard the mens restroom door open next her. Both the mens and womens restrooms have separate entrances but share a common wall. A few moments later, she looked up and observed a cell phone, camera side facing her, on top of the walls divider. A short time after she exited the restroom, the male suspect exited the mens restroom with the cell phone. The victims boyfriend confronted Lara who admitted to recording her. Lara allowed deputies to search his phone and told deputies there were more of the same type of videos. The suspect was taken to the Pinellas County Jail. Lara was charged with one count of video voyeurism, and the investigation continues. If anyone has information on this crime or is likely to be a victim of this 6200. Spaghetti Dinner at St. Vincents Episcopal The Episcopal Church Women of St. Vincents Episcopal Church, 5441 9th Ave N., are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 15. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and coffee. This is a fundraising event and an opportunity to meet your neighbors. There is limited seating, so call 727-348-4766 for tickets. Monster Mash Returns to the Gulfport Casino The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation and the Town Shores Masters Association are co-hosting this years annual Monster Mash on Saturday, October 27, from 7 till 11 p.m. So put on your best, most creative or funniest costume and come join the festivities at the Gulfport Casino. Enjoy dancing to the band Four Of contests while feasting on great eats. See you there. Tickets on sale at Beach Bazaar, Senior Center.


12 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 This Week's Solutions Save Our StraysMeet mother cat, Honey, and her handsome tuxedo son, Prancer. Rescued in August, the family has adjusted well to foster home living. They come running to meet their human and love to be petted. The good-looking pair have shiny coats and exquisite gold eyes; they have been vetted and microchipped. Meet them in St. Petersburg by calling 727-545-1116. They do not have to be adopted together, but they would love to be. Check out other felines at Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m. Music Lovers Karaoke with Mary Phillips Tuesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Magiktones Band with Karen and Tom every other Tuesday August 21 Wednesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Karaoke w/Mike Furman Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Dancing with Danny Helou Fridays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd) Bruce Daniels Jazz Flute (2nd and 4th) Dancing and Listening with Geno Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Maliblues Duo Sundays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Accordionist Bill Activities are weather permitting Call 727-893-1068 for information Fantasy and Sci-Fi at the Circle Bookshop Alien beings and fantastic creatures are featured at the Circle of Friends Bookshop at the Gulfport Library this week. Choose from a Prefer more down-to-earth subjects? The Circle of Friends Bookshop is located in the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. Please call Marilyn Field at 727-321-4035 if you have any bookshop questions. Help the Historical Society and Win a TV The Gulfport Neighbors will be Gulfport Historical Society and their efforts to digitize their collection of historical records and artifacts. available at the Third Saturday Art Walk on September 15. The lucky winner will be announced at 10 p.m. on September 15. Take a chance for a great cause!


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 13 Gulfport Lions Christmas Craft Fair Calling all crafters! The Gulfport Lions Club will hold a Christmas craft fair on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Contact Linda at for an application. $40 for an eight-foot Know Your Numbers Once a Month Its important to know your numbers. Get your blood sugar and blood pressure checked at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call 727-893-5657. Trivia Night at Gulfport Library Are you a trivia buff? Do you love watching Jeopardy!? Want to show off your esoteric knowledge? Grab some friends, make a team and come after-hours Trivia Night on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Theyll have light refreshments for all and prizes (including bragging rights) for the winning team! For more information contact Cailey at 727-893-1074. New Coalition Seeks To Help LGBT Elders LGBT elders have lived a lifetime of discrimination from employment, housing, military and even from their own religious institutions and families. With the current political climate, older LGBT people are feeling like going back in the closet in order to avoid prejudice in senior centers, retirement communities and health related facilities. A number of professionals who concerned individuals have been interested in providing supportive services for isolated and homebound LGBT elders, and have joined together to organize the Project Generations Coalition. Rather than starting seeking an existing social service agency for a partner. The goals will be to provide friendly visiting, telephone reassurance and to provide for cultural competency training for providers of aging services. If you are interested in learning more about the issues confronting older LGBT elders, visit sageusa. com. SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders) is a multi-faceted in 39 locations. If you would like to learn more about Project Generations Coalition, contact Chris Almvig at 913-548-8448 or calmvig@yahoo. com. Open House at Gulfport Senior Center Bring your friends to the Gulfport Senior Center on Monday, September 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. in celebrating National Senior Center Month. Invite your friends and family to come see what makes the Gulfport Senior Center so unique. Take a tour of the center, workout in the state-of-thein program demonstrations and meet the instructors. Light hors doeuvres and beverages will be provided. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the event line at 727-893-5657.


14 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 12 Kitten Adoptions in South Pasadena Adopt a lovable kitten Saturday September 15 at PetSuperMarket in the South Pasadena Shopping Center, 6892 Gulfport Blvd. Adoption hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Save Our Strays has a wonderful selection of friendly, adorable kitties, all raised in foster homes, spayed/ neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to give unconditional love. For details call 727-545-1116 or go to Discover the Island Egmont Key Fundraiser Come to Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 and join the Egmont Key Alliance Discover the Island fundraiser while you enjoy one of Tampa Bays gems! The 160-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on their self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be childrens games, a silent auction and a viewing of the lighthouse. There will be live birds of prey from Boyd Hill Preserve, the Egmont Shanty Singers, presentations on history presentation. Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 p.m. Day passes including the ferry are $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 to 18. and $10 for kids 6 to 11. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Bay Pier boarding site starting at 8:30 a.m. each day. Follow the brown Egmont Key Ferry signs to the location. Discover The Island is the 18th annual fund-raiser for the Alliance, Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring and preserving the island. To get more information please go to Look for the Discover the Island link on the left side of the webpage.


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16 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 49th Street Cleanup and Chiefs Chat Join Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman as they host the 5th Annual Mayors 49th Street Cleanup on Saturday, October 13. After the cleanup join Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent and St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway as they host the 4th Annual Chiefs Chat Community Forum. Its an informal and relaxed way to learn more about how the two departments work together and it also provides an opportunity for residents to ask the chiefs questions. The cleanup is about more than picking up litter. It is a celebration of community and it is about collaboration of the neighborhoods along 49th Street. Residents from all areas of both cities are encouraged to participate. This event affords all the opportunity to come out and meet neighbors, from both communities and while also making a difference! The communities of Gulfport and St. Petersburg should not be divided by anything more than four lanes of asphalt. The event will feature community groups such as Chart 411, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Tampa Bay Watch, LOCAL Shops 1 and others. It takes place on the Tangerine Greenway on 49th Street South at Tangerine Avenue. Cleanup participants will be divided into four teams and will clean 49th Street and its adjacent alleys from the Pinellas Trail to Gulfport Blvd./22nd Avenue. Registration and a light breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m., the Mayors Welcome at 9 a.m. The Cleanup begins at 9:15 a.m. and the Chiefs Chat starts at 10:30 a.m. Please save the date and be a part of this great collaborative community event! Quilting for Heroes at Fabric Smart The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is proud to showcase Quilting for Heroes. For the month of September on display at the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 2nd else who goes out of their way to assist those in need. A local group of volunteer women meet monthly for a day of sewing at Fabric Smart, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. S. Owner Karen Donnelly generously gives space each month for the making of the American patchwork quilts. Patriotic colors of red, white and blue are generally used. Much of the quilt-quality cotton fabric is donated by Fabric Smart, the ladies who sew, or from other very generous community-minded donors. When completed these quilts are presented to well-deserving heroes living in the community. The public is invited to view the quilts during chamber business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 17 What is your opinion on the new USF logo? The GabsSienna Chiarlla, St. Petersburg: Yikes. Its an attempt. It looks like a kid went nuts with a highlighter. Mike Uribe, Gulfport: It reminds me of the Matador on the energy drink in that one movie... um, Grownups! Porter Landrum: Ill get used to it. Plus, this new one has borrowed the bull from Merrill Lynch. Gary Alpers, Gulfport: I do not like it. Im drawn to the old one more. Gulfport Neighbors Autumn Events5th Annual Mayors' 49th Street Cleanup 4th Annual Chiefs' Chat Community Forum, Tangerine Greenway at 49th Street and Tangerine Avenue Saturday, October 13 8:15 till 11:30 a.m. Junk in the Trunk Fall Celebration 49th Street Neighborhood Center Saturday, October 27 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. More information at Facebook. com/Gulfportneighbors


18 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 CANE, CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND, born September 27, 1968 in Altoona, PA, passed away in a motorcycle crash on August 31. He is survived by his mother, Margaret (Peggy) Cane; his sister Ruth Cane Jones and his niece, Hannah Jones, all of Gulfport and his beloved family members in Pennsylvania. Chris was nothing if not a free spirit, with a deep love of friendship and speed. He began as a youngster on bicycles and dirt bikes, doing tricks and stunts that should not have ended well. As he grew, he found the love of speed on water, racing jet skis with a growing band of friends. Later on, he developed a love for motorcycles, and over the years, joined a community of avid riders, learning from mentors the proper way to ride, always stressing safety, and eventually the importance of wearing the proper gear to protect his body, no matter how hot it was in our Florida heat and humidity. As he aged, he became a mentor himself, teaching up-and-coming riders the same lessons he had learned and correcting them when necessary. Sometimes rough, blunt and to the point, a "gear Nazi and hardass," but always with safety in mind. He loved his sport, his bikes and his community of riders with all his heart. He has left us too soon, and will be missed by many, old friends and new. Three weeks shy of his 50th birthday, he leaves us to remember the good times, the bad times and the times he drove us crazy (a lot). But he will always have a place in Obituaries our hearts and minds, wondering how he could be gone so soon. There will be no formal funeral. I don't think he would have wanted that. His family on wheels will honor him with a memorial gathering, to share their love, anger, shock and tears. To those old friends from his youth: Honor him by taking the time to tell your family and friends how much you love them. Hold them tight in your heart, embrace them often. forgets. "We are the rememberers, the people left behind, to keep the one who's gone from us alive in heart and mind, the people left to cherish and preserve a legacy. Yes, we are the rememberers, and always will be." Anon. K RUSE, MICHAEL T., 80, passed away at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC on Sunday September 9. He was born on February 13, 1938 in St. Petersburg, and attended St. Pauls Catholic School. He was a resident of Gulfport for 40 years. He served in the Army for two years and worked for General Electric as an electronic technician for more than 30 years. He is survived by two brothers, Charles E. Kruse III and J. Joseph Kruse; a sister Mary J. Kruse; a daughter Angela J. (Kruse) Murphy and two grandchildren, Drake Murphy and Lauren Murphy. Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at 2 p.m. at Lawson Funeral Home 4535 Central Ave. 2018-2019 Rec Center Tot-Time Program The city of Gulfport Recreation Center are accepting pre-registrations for the 2018-2019 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3 to 5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, are available. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Call 727-8931068 for more information. Gulfport Votes 100% Kicks into High Gear Gulfport Votes 100% is a nonpartisan effort that provides voter registration and voting process education as well as support for mail-in ballots or election day needs. Partners include civic, business, educational, faith-based, and political organizations, and Gulfport strong support for the campaign. The steering committee will use historic and current voter turnout metrics to gauge success. The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area is the lead organization working to advance this Gulfport Votes 100%, said LWVSPA Voter Services Chair, Raechel Garafalo. If all goes as planned, the community of Gulfport will set an example for others. Well then have a successful model, scaleable for other groups and communities. Gulfport Votes 100% has ramped up in recent weeks with a strong presence at Gulfports GeckoCon Ball, with campaign mascots Captain Vote and Tanya Turnout making an appearance. Visitors will also see them at upcoming Tuesday Fresh Markets and First Friday and Third Saturday Art Walks. Gulfport Votes 100% will celebrate with a Party @ the Polls on November 6. Details for getting involved are at GulfportVotes100/


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 19 Join South Pasadena Community Band The South Pasadena Community musicians interested in joining them. Rehearsals are in South Pasadena City Hall on Thursday evenings, and concerts are on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There are approximately two concerts a month. For more information call Director John Hoover at 727-398-9639. Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson Stetson University College of Law will host the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series on environmental topics in the Great Hall of the Gulfport campus at 1401 61st St. S. Lecturers include environmental experts from across the country speaking on topics ranging from ecosystems, to handson learning about the environment, to restoration of wetlands. All lectures are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, September 25, at noon, attorney and photo explorer Richard O. Dick Jacobs presents Dirty Hands, Wet Feet Learning. Jacobs is senior counsel with Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns. On Thursday, November 8, at noon, Dr. M. Siobhan Fennessy presents on Wetland Restoration. Fennessy is the Jordan Professor of Environmental Studies & Biology at Kenyon College. For more information, email 13th Annual John Brogle Golf Outing The Marty Lyons Foundation, Florida Chapter is hosting its 13th Annual John Brogle Golf Outing on October 8, at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club. The Marty Lyons Foundation was established in 1982, wishes of children, ages three to seventeen years old, who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life-threatening illness by providing and arranging special wish requests. They are unique in that we will grant a second wish to a deserving child. Please help support them by playing in the John Brogle Golf Outing, being a sponsor, donating volunteering your time. To learn more about the Marty Lyons Foundation and how you can help, visit Gentle Yoga at the Rec Center This class is designed for beginners through intermediate students. You will be guided through a Vinyasa style but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level. Classes are on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. starting in September at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. Class fees are $8 per class or $25 for the calendar month. First class is free. Contact Denise at 813-777-9964 or info@


20 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 On one side, slaughtered chickens and missing family pets; on the other a growing population of coyotes adapting to a merge of civilization and nature. According to the Pinellas County Animal Services website, there have been over 200 reported Eastern Coyote sightings in Pinellas since 2016.Animal Services warns, however, that the coyotesighting map hasnt been updated in two years because there is not enough room on the already red-marked page. Coyotes are found in nearly every county in Florida, said Michelle Kerr, a public information specialist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in St. Petersburg. Legislation such as the No Feeding Wildlife Ordinance and the Dog and Cat Leash Law aims to discourage coyotes interacting in populated places. According to the most recent United States Census data, the population of Pinellas County is estimated at 970,637 with a growth rate of 3.31% in the past year. The Evidence Regina Buscemi knows about the She recently found herself thrown into the controversy when her guest Susan Marchiones feline pet, Porch Cat, was found by a neighbor mutilated near Buscemis home in Gulfport. According to Buscemi and Marchione, Porch Cat was found on the early morning of August 9. The signature way that coyotes are known to leave their unfortunate prey is to tear out the abdominal cavity area and leave the head and hindquarters, according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. I was devastated. He was a rescue from Staten Island, said Marchione. Im happy I didnt have to see what he looked like. To avoid the loss of house pets, residents of Pinellas County are advised to keep their animals inside or on a leash at all times. Owning unleashed and unfenced animals is a violation of Pinellas County Animal Ordinance Sec. 14-63, which reads, No dog or cat shall run at large within the county. Jonathan Harker is another the coyote population is capable of. Harkers home is across from Hoyt Field, which is located on 56th Street South in Gulfport. About six months ago Harker walked outside to see a coyote eating one of his chickens. Harker claims that the animal dropped the bird and a few of his chickens were killed. This was the mangy one everyone keeps seeing, said Harker, referring to a coyote he says neighbors have also spotted. Some Gulfport residents are ready for local authorities to take action. Obviously something has to be done, Buscemi said. The longer we let them eat our small animals the more Gulfport is going to change. A Hands-Off Approach Currently, Pinellas County Animal Services does not come out for coyote sightings, according to Stephanie Coutant, a nature preserve ranger at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Pete. The general consensus is that the animals have a natural fear of humans, and attacks against people are rare. Attacks on cats, small dogs and other animals are more common, but not detrimental to the local ecosystem. According to Coutant, coyotes will naturally have larger litters if they feel threatened. Trapping for relocation, extermination or sterilization will most likely stress the wild coyote population. Coyote-Proong Tips Coyotes in Florida are more prey than predator, said Coutant. Their normal prey is our garbage and left out cat food. Leaving out food and loose garbage attracts animals. Once they know a home or area has a constant food source, coyotes tend to hang around. Already have a neighborhood coyote in your area? Be big and be loud, said Coutant. Eastern Coyotes are only like forty pounds soaking wet. Avoid letting household animals roam without a leash, and when walking your pets at night keep a ashlight or whistle to ward off potentially lurking coyotes. For more Eastern Coyote information as well as a map of sightings, visit the Pinellas County Animal Services website at coyotes. Gulfport resident Michael McGrath recently photographed a coyote walking west toward 58th Street in Gulfport. Local Residents Uneasy as Coyote Population GrowsBy Abby Baker


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 21 If they experience a large loss they will go from two-, threeand greater, said Coutant. Because of this, there has been a mainly hands-off approach when it comes to Eastern Coyotes. Currently, there is no clear plan to reduce the coyote population. Citizens of Gulfport are encouraged to participate in behaviors that will discourage coyotes from being drawn to their homes. Thats a lot more detail than the city can take care of, said Gulfport City Manager Jim OReilly. We would refer everyone to animal control. Randall Bibler of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spoke to the Gulfport City Council about the local coyote sightings. animals are categorized as nuisance wildlife, the FWC recommends taking precautions and remaining aware of the coyote presence in Gulfport. The state, were not really in the business of trying to get rid of coyotes, said Bibler. Its been tried in the past. It does not work. Extermination is not a method that the FWC actively pursues. Theyre running out of property; its not really their fault, said Robert Markovich, a technician at Wildlife Control in St. Petersburg. But, he says, there are things you can do to keep them off your property. Help Build a Bench in Trolley Market Square The South 49th Street Business Association is looking for sponsors for a dedication bench in Trolley Market Square. The bench will be inscribed with the dedication date of Trolley Market Square and the name of each sponsor. All sponsor will also receive vendor spaces at the grand opening and at the So Classic Car Show February 2019. They hope to raise $7,000 to place a wonderful dedication monument for all to see for years to come. To donate call Project Manager Phil Reed at 727-439-0164. Free Homecoming Dresses The Belle of the Ball Project will provide free homecoming dresses and accessories to in-need high school girls on Saturday September 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its boutique at 1210 Holt Ave. The charity will repeat the event on Saturday October 6 and Saturday October 20. The 5,000 sq. ft. permanent boutique is a beautiful store-like setting, with over 3,000 dresses in inventory. Dresses are available to all in-need, high school girls for their high school dances (prom, homecoming, military ball). They respect the honor system. No referral letter is necessary. No appointment is needed. A $1 to $5 donation is requested but not required. Dresses are for high school dances only. Donations of dresses and accessories can also be made at the site. Large-sized dresses are the biggest need (size 18 to 26) For more information about Belle of the Ball Project, call 1-877-772-3553 or visit


22 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Red Tide, from front pageto be on the beach or not, said Clarke. Denis Frain, the harbormaster at Gulfport Municipal Harbor, says while red tide has not hit Gulfport, the city has a plan to clean up the water and beaches if needed. We [Gulfport Public Works Director] Tom Nichols, [Gulfport Fire] Chief Marenkovic and the city manager we have weekly meetings, phone conversations with the county, said Frain. Were always on standby. Frain also gets information from boaters who use the marina. Ive got people giving me reports everyday. Some of the local captains that come in, I ask them if theyve seen any red tide or not, said Frain. Ive heard of cases of red tide, but not necessarily in Boca Ciega Bay adjacent to Gulfport. If red tide does come to Gulfport, Beach and in the water, Gulfport city workers will clean up smaller will be handled by contract workers, paid for by Pinellas County. Gulfport Beach would be closed. The contract workers are funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. While Gulfport city workers will only take care of small red tide messes on public land and waterways, contract workers can private properties. If [the residents have] got a problem, they can just give us a call and well set that up for them, said Tom Nicholls, Public Works Director for Gulfport. City and contract workers are only When it comes to turtles, dolphins and other sea mammals, we have to call the FWC, said Frain. Pinellas Countys red tide status update for September 11 showed levels for Karenia brevis, the microorganism responsible for red tides, present in varying levels along the countys beaches and waterways, from Clearwater to Fort De Soto. While most of St. Pete Beach showed medium levels, reports from Gulfports beach were marked very low. According to the countys website, Red tide is a type of harmful algae bloom caused by an increasein the concentration of certain microscopic algae in the water columnWhile K. brevis is a naturally occurring organism, nutrient enrichment of our coastal waters can make blooms worse and longer lived. According to the site, K. brevis does produce toxins that can be mixed with airborne sea spray. People may experience varying degrees of eye, nose, and throat irritation. When a person leaves an area with a red tide, symptoms usually go away. People with severe or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic lung disease are cautioned to avoid areas with active red tides. If Gulfport citizens see dead department at 727-893-1089 or message Gulfports Facebook page, said Frain. If turtles or sea mammals wash up on the beach, citizens can call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at 1-800-404-3922. Find more information, including regular red tide reports, at pinellascounty. org/environment/watershed/redtide.htm.The sand and water at Upham Beach looked clear Wednesday morning, September 12. Crews worked over the weekend to clear beaches of dead sh after red tide nally reached Pinellas County. The countys red tide status update for September 11 showed levels for Karenia brevis, the microorganism responsible for red tides, present in varying levels along its beaches and waterways, from Clearwater to Fort De Soto. While most of St. Pete Beach showed medium levels, reports from Gulfports beach were marked very low.


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24 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Fall 2018 Classes at OLLI at Eckerd College The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd College announces its non-credit liberal arts classes and activities at its St. Petersburg Continuing Education Center scheduled for Fall 2018. Designed for people age 50+ and open to all adult learners across Pinellas County, OLLI classes include topics in biography, culture Florida studies, history, theatre, science and visual arts. The OLLI 2018 Fall Catalog of classes and activities for the CEC, listing 124 courses and activities from September through December. Among the many Fall 2018 classes offered are : The Year That Changed Music Forever, Author James Michener, Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dalis Spain, Discovering A Second Adulthood, Immigration and the U.S. Economy, Stay Safe Online, How the Wright Brothers Changed the World, Tales of the Foreign Service, The Searchers: Americas Greatest Western Movie, and The Worlds Religions in Tampa Bay. In addition, OLLI at Eckerd College will feature Julie, King Lear, The Madness of King George, and Frankenstein as recorded live productions of the British National Theatre. Seven live productions of the New York Metropolitan Opera will be simulcast by satellite, including Aida, The Magic Flute and La Traviata. Both distinguished series are held in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College with HD digital projection. Most classes and activity fees vary from $10 to $45 for OLLI members. Many are single-session classes offered for about two hours in a morning or afternoon. The annual OLLI membership is $59 per person and provides class discounts and other community welcomed to participate in all classes and activities. For more information, visit the 2018 Fall Catalog listings at eckerd. edu/olli/courses or call 727-864-7600 to request a catalog by mail. Toddler Storytimes at Gulfport Library Toddler Storytime will be offered at the Gulfport Library on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Due to popularity, please attend one session or the other. Toddler Storytime is intended for babies up to 3-year-olds. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and make new friends! For additional details call Cailey at 727-893-1074 or email cklasson@ St. Pete Beach Safe Boating Program The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-8 has a 12-week repeating cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (at the Warren Webster Building, one mile south of the Don CeSar). Start at any point in the p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed materials that cover a variety of program topics. The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship 14th Edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks ($60 for couples sharing the materials). For more information, and a list of topics covered each week, call Jim at 727-360-4846, Warren at 727-3217801 or Phil at 727-865-2226.


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 25 Local Crime WatchA sampling of police reports from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6 Source: Gulfport Police DepartmentGulfport8/23Trespass after warning in the 5700 block of 12th Avenue South. A resident reported that a woman who had previously been trespassed made contact with Jill Grasmick trespassed from the location. She was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. 8/23Warrant arrest in the 4900 block of Newton Avenue South. to check the welfare of a resident. While there they made contact with Arthur Hogue. A records check for Hogue revealed that he had outstanding warrants issued by the Hogue was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. 8/31DUI in the 5500 block of Shore Boulevard South. Police intoxicated man attempting to leave on his motorcycle. When was sitting on the motorcycle. The man was argumentative resisted their efforts to arrest him. Donald Chappell was arrested violence. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. with Gecko Festival set up when two parked cars were towed from the festival area. Throughout the day 77 parking tickets were issued as a result of Gecko Fest. Six of those parking citations were voided due to the owners of the vehicle moving their illegally parked car while in the 5200 block of Gulfport Boulevard the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. When he made contact with the driver he could smell marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 11.8 ounces of marijuana (approximately 17 times the felony threshold), glass jars used for packaging and sale of marijuana, and $7,700 in cash. Derek Wheeler was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. 9/3Arson at the Gulfport Historical Society. Witnesses called 911 to report that David Knoll was yelling on the front porch of the Gulfport Historical Society and that when he walked There was heavy damage to the porch and front exterior of the building. David admitted to being upset about a female and to throwing it down near the couch 9/3Theft in the 5100 block of Tangerine Avenue South. A resident reported that a black male came into their yard and stole a bike. Her husband chased the male down and recovered the bike, but the suspect got away. in the 15th Avenue South and Gulfport Boulevard South. Sergeant Marotta stopped a vehicle for Kenyon Maxwell-Ford had 3 outstanding felony warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. in the 5200 block of Gulfport Boulevard vehicle for faulty equipment. The driver, James Sermons, had a revoked driver license. He was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. possession in the 5400 block of Ramos stopped a vehicle with no tail lights. When she made contact with the driver she could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted that he had marijuana in the car and gave the bag to about it. The marijuana weighed 16.8 grams (misdemeanor amount). The driver was eligible for an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion referral and the marijuana was seized. 9/4-Violation of no contact order in the 4600 block of 29th Avenue who said that he got in an argument with his girlfriend and she got mad and threw stuff all over the house at a laundromat not far from the residence. Miranda Bailey was arrested several days ago on a battery charge and the judge put a no contact order in place which is intended to prevent her from having contact with or being at the residence of the victim of the batter. She was arrested for violating the no contact order and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. 9/5Found Property in the 3000 block of 56th Street South. A resident out for a walk located a purse and bag in the street with no one around. The bags contained contact the owner were unsuccessful and therefore the property was entered into property/evidence. 9/5-Fleeing and eluding in the1000 block of 64th Street South. stop on a vehicle with no tag light. When he made contact with the driver he could smell marijuana Clague asked the driver if he had any weapons in the vehicle and the driver said he had a gun. The driver then put his car in drive stop. Edwin Colon was arrested a short time later with the assistance Department. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Theftpetit 9/3, 11:15 a.m., 5100 block of Tangerine Ave South Trespass 8/30, 4:20 p.m., 5700 block of12th Ave S Assault 8/30, 8:09 p.m., 5500 block of Shore Boulevard South


26 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 What is Disclaimer of Interest? Disclaimer of interest, in the law of inheritance, wills and trusts, is a term that describes an attempt by a person to give up their legal right to under a will or through intestacy) or through a trust. A disclaimer of interest cannot be changed. There are a number of reasons why a person might wish to avoid an inheritance, particularly if the proceeds would only go to their creditors, or if it would drastically affect their income tax liabilities. Under the common law, a person who disclaimed their interest would be treated as though they had died before the trust or will came into effect. This was a sensible option if the disclaiming party was an heir by descent, whose own children would then take in his place and without the imposition of a gift tax. Disclaimer of interest is also called a renunciation. A disclaimer of interest must be complete, and not a partial disclaimer. Such a disclaimer can be made by a legal guardian on behalf of a person who lacks the capacity to make the disclaimer themselves, but this usually requires the disclaimer is in the wards best interest. The disclaimer must be in writing and submitted to the Probate Court overseeing the administration of time period, which is usually twelve months after the death of the person from whom the disclaiming party stands to inherit, or twelve months after the creation of a trust by a living in which the disclaiming party must swear that he or she has not received any compensation for the disclaimer. The disclaimer must also take place before the disclaiming party has YO UAND THE LA W This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a specific question about the law please consult an attor ney By Robert J. Myers, Esq. inheritance. In addition to the more typical disclaimer under wills, an individual may also be able to disclaim his life insurance policy or employee concurrent interests in real property that automatically transfer after death by operation of law rather than by the rules of inheritance (such as joint tenancies or tenancies by the entirety). Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson calls regarding this article and other outlines general legal principles. If


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 27 AD VERTISING ON S A VE $2 0 0 adv er tising@thegabber .c om727-321-6965 t o w ar d an y displa y fr equenc y ad pur chased b y S ept ember 26, 2018.Ex cludes cur r en t ad runs A pplies t o displa y ads o v er 2-1/2 c olumn inches ARIES (March 21-April 19). A cleaning and organizing effort will be a stellar way to start the week. The endeavor will not only make your external life more organized, it will also make the inner structures of your thought process sparkle and shine. Everything you get involved in this week will be favorably affected. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the ear is an often-used symbol for imploring the gods to hear the prayers of mortals. If the ear were a letter in your alphabet, you might use it often this week, too. The attention of higher ups could make a huge difference toward reaching your goals. How can you make them listen? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Most of this week shows you in a spontaneous and generous mood. You'll certainly keep the others on their toes, as they'll quickly learn not to make assumptions about you. Your company is a treat. Maybe they'll get an entertaining story, or maybe they'll get their needs met and their wishes granted. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The landscape of your life has changed. The change happened while you were looking right at things, only it happened so gradually that you couldn't detect it. And now, you'll have fun discovering what's new. it's best to adjust your expectations according to what you learn. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Younger normal part of human development. They are charged with creating their own sense of identity, which cannot be accomplished without a degree of self-centeredness. Whatever your age, this fact of youth will have impact as you, or people you love, set out to build a life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A good dentist never pulls her own teeth, and a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. You would be wise to consult other trusted experts to handle a part of your life this week, too. Sure, you could do it yourself if you really had to, but that doesn't mean you should. Let others work and advocate for you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What you call things matters. Hunger moves when you call it fasting. A friendship changes when you use the word romance. The same cuts of surgery are feared or desired, depending on whether they are called necessary or elective. Your mood will lift when you give something a new name this week. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're ready to get into a new way of of thinking about your situation. For this to happen, you'll have to let some old thoughts die. It's the way to intellectual levity. Emotional and wake. The weekend brings a rebirth of sorts. You've done this before, but this one is really special. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The gymnast aims to "stick the landing" i.e. to end the acrobatic on the ground without a stumble, fall or adjustment. Paradoxically, learning this kind of certainty can only come from stumbling, falling and adjusting. Be patient with yourself as you bumble toward certainty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). So many are involved in the argument that it seems like attendance is mandatory. While you don't want to risk being left out of the culture, blind men arguing over the colors of a rainbow. Stay out of it, and you'll have time to devote to a burgeoning new interest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While some friendships are like fashion that comes and goes with the seasons, you devote yourself to the sort of bonds that never go out of style. You'll focus on relationships that, like classic jeans, have suffered wear and tear over time and are somehow better for it -softer, more comfortable and more valuable. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Knowing everything about the way clouds are formed will never be enough to know the particular shape any cloud will take. Similarly, you're not going to know the result of this in the suspense and keep working. You're in for experiencing something you couldn't have predicted.


28 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Big MamaPhoto by Helen Simon A baby gator, left, is dwarfed by its mother, whose head can barely be seen above the water Saturday, September 1 at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The hatchling was one of about a dozen that were keeping close by their gigantic mom. Watercolor with Patsi at the Rec Center Fun, focused, and fast classes. Beginner and intermediate levels. No experience required. Classes are offered on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The classes are held at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.. Please call Patsi at 727-501-3559 for more information and a supply list. Space is limited. Gulfport Recreations Child Care Program Registrations continue for the Gulfport 2018-2019 School Year Child Care Program for children who will be entering kindergarten through age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Elementary and Douglas Jamerson Elementary. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Monthly fees are $150 for residents (additional child discount available) and $188 for non-residents. The Recreation Center announces the sponsorship of the Afterschool Nutrition Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. The program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks to children in afterschool programs. Snacks are available at no separate charge to the children. In accordance with the Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Hours of registration are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Please call 727893-1068 for more information. Join the Wii Bowling Team at Senior Center Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Gulfport Groovies meet up at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., to challenge each other at a game of Wii Bowling. Wii Bowling is easy to learn and fun to play. Come down and give it a try. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727-893-1231.


Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 29 Skate Park, from front page Gulfport City Manager Jim OReilly emphasized that the nearly $100,000 of saved costs can be accredited to the city choosing to use city staff for renovations and construction on the new park. We are mainly using our own internal staff, said OReilly. Final approval for the park was unanimously approved at a September 5 Gulfport City Council meeting. According to OReilly, the project should be completed in the next 90 to 120 days. Thats our schedule as of right now, said OReilly. The project is set to be completed basketballs courts at the Gulfport Recreation Center, a location that was originally a point of controversy. Location, Location, Location The skate park was once in the Tomlinson Park Complex at 19th Avenue South and 54th Street South. Closed for refurbishment since 2016, many residents complained that the site was unsupervised and dangerous. In an effort to cap any similar behavior, the new community skate park will be lined with a three-foot fence. The park will be open to the public and will close at dusk, and will be monitored by security cameras, which council emphasized at the September 5 meeting. As of now, the city will not employ supervisors at the park during daylight hours. We tried to accommodate any concerns and there were some comments about this behavior, said Metcalf. And its been nearly landscaped. The 7,500-square-foot area will be built with concrete skateboarding ramps, all varying in sizes according to OReilly. Nick Nicks, the co-founder of the St. Pete Skateboarding Alliance, who has long been an advocate for the opening of the park, says that the new concrete jumps are less noisy and require less maintenance than the wood ones at the previous Gulfport park. I think this is going to be fantastic for a community like Gulfport, said Nicks. moved to Gulfport four years ago and a few local parents reached out to him about building a new, safe park. They wanted a safe place for Yamile Martinez skates around the Micheal J. Yakes Recreation Complex, soon to be the new home of the Gulfport skate park, which should be complete in the next 90 to 120 days. their kids to go and stay active, said Nicks. The new structures, which will include about 15 to 20 trees lining the park, will have no space impact on the existing recreation facilities.


30 Gabber September 13 September 19, 2018 Haunted Hike in Historic St. Pete Neighborhood Euclid/St. Pauls, St. Petersburgs most paranormal neighborhood, invites the public to their 15th Annual Haunted Hike on Saturday, October 20. Tours will leave the intersection of 13th Ave. and 13th St. N. every 15 minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The family-friendly hike is a one-mile walking tour and takes approximately one hour to complete. Guides will lead visitors down ESPs creepy alleys and brick-paved streets to old homes and landmarks where costumed characters will tell spooky stories. Friendly, leashed dogs are permitted on the hike. Tickets may be purchased the night of the hike at the intersection of 13th Ave. and 13th St. N. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for kids 12 years old and under. Kids under 2 years old are free. Also at the corner of 13th Ave. and 13th St. N. will be the Ghouly Goodies Bake Sale featuring homemade baked goods. For more information, call Wendy Wesley at 727-823-0393, email wendystpete@ or visit Depression Bipolar Support Group A depression bipolar support group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S. The meetings are free and no registration is required. For more information call 727-410-1569 or visit Boca Ciega High 50th Reunion The Boca Ciega High School Class of 1968 will be holding their 50th class reunion at The Club Treasure Island on October 12 and 13. For more information please call Beverly Markey Gentry at 352-212-2363 or Pete Lynn at 727-347-6288. They hope to see you there! Essential Oil Classes at Recreation Center Essential Oil Classes are offered at Gulfport Recreation Center once a month from local Master Herbalist Jennifer Gilman. In these classes, and then Jennifer will guide the class in making their own DIY item using the essential oils that theyll be able to take home with them. Class will be held Wednesday, September 26. from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Registration is required at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class and must be done in-person at Gulfport Recreation Center. Questions can be directed to Jennifer at 813-263-3919 or Zumba with Magda at the Rec Center Latin rhythms with easy to follow choreography for a total body workout. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Classes are on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd., and start September 6. Please contact Magda at 727214-7868 for more information. No experience needed. Unique Selection of Artisan Beads & ComponentsChain Leather Craft Supplies5114 Gulfport Blvd S Gulfport(directly across from McDonalds)Retail Store Closed for SummerIn-Store Pickup for Online Orders OnlyAntelopeBeads.com727-21 We will be open to the public for shopping with light refreshments.10am 3pm on the following Saturdays:


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