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FREEEvery Thur sda yOnline Ev er ydayt heGabber .com No. 2585 September 20 September 26, 2018 Trolley Market Bid Awarded, Budget ApprovedBy Abby Baker Gulfport City Council members approved a heavy load of city upkeep at the September 18 meeting, including an awarded bid for the citys newest historical park. The Trolley Market Square Improvement Project, also known as the Tangerine Greenway Infrastructure Improvements Project has been discussed for over six years, said City Manager Jim OReilly. The city has just recently entered into an agreement to build the park with Tampa Contracting Services for the amount of $379,557.05. See Gulfport Council, page 22 Red Tides Effects Reek into Gulfport, St. Pete BeachBy Debbie Wolfe On the morning of Sunday, September 16, the effects of the recent red tide algae bloom were present in large quantities along the entire tide line in St. Pete Beach, including directly in front of the Don Cesar on Pass-aGrille. By 8:30 a.m., work crews and a large industrial-sized tractor were arriving to collect and dispose of the dead sea life. By Monday, red tide was present with large sh kills in Gulfport. See Red Tide, page 10 After a Hurricane Hits, We Bring People HopeBy Debbie Wolfe John Riesebeck, owner of Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ in Gulfport, holds a sampling of hurricane relief supplies in front of the 26-foot rental truck he and one helper will take to North Carolina on Sunday, September 23 to aid victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.See Hurricane Relief, page 21


2 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Music & DancingTues/Thurs7-10pmKaraokeFriday Night Saturday NightStage West We H ave Pull Ta bs Ser ving L unch!Mon~Sat 11~3 Ne xt Blood Bank T. B .A. Gulfport GetGo Needs Drivers Gulfport GetGo needs drivers for the upcoming busy autumn season. To apply or for more information call Chrisan at 443-254-6020. Fanning the Flames at the Historical Society Join the Gulfport Historical Society on Friday, September 28, on the grounds of the Gulfport History Museum for their Fanning the Flames of History porch party. Although the museum, at 5301 28th Ave. S., is temporarily closed due an outdoor fall event themed around marshmallows and hot chocolate and BBQ) behind Scout Hall. Theyll also be pre-selling t-shirts featuring art from a local artist. All proceeds aside to archive, protect and digitize all the museums records. surprises. BYOB, dogs welcome. The and, thanks to that, members will be able to enjoy adult beverages at no charge. Please text or call 727-6565420 for more information. The porch party is free and starts at 7 p.m. Explore the Benets of Acupuncture Acupuncture may be new in the U.S. but it is a medical system from China that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. Rebecca Gibbons is an RN and Acupuncture Physician and will talk about the history and the science of acupuncture. She will also discuss how it helps treat pain, anxiety, depression and other numerous disorders. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Please join Gibbons, a registered nurse for over 13 years, who went back to get her Masters in Chinese Medicine when she wanted to treat people with a more holistic approach. She also has a B.A. in in Integrative Health Coaching from Duke University. 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 the Event line at 727-893-5657. 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 hands-on 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. To attend, and for more information, email biodiversity@law.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 3 Diddley Bows for Teens at the Gulfport Library If youre in grades 6 to 12, then come by the Gulfport Public Library on Thursday, September 27, at 5 p.m. to make a Diddley Bow! This onestring guitar is made out of a wooden dowel, an empty cigar box, and various hardware found around your garage. Make it, play it or give it to a friend! There are limited supplies, so registration is required. Call 727893-1134 to sign up. Teen Night Program at Recreation Center Registrations continue for the Gulfport Recreation Centers 20182019 Teen Night Program for teens in middle school to age 17. The program provides recreation and social activities. It also offers service projects and overnight lockins. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Annual registration ia $2 for residents and $22 for non-residents. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079. Coffee with a Cop and Councilmember If you didnt make it to the last event, let the aroma of fresh way to historic Scout Hall to enjoy casual conversation with a cop and councilmember. This event is hosted Zack Mills and his special guest, Councilmember, Paul Ray. The chat and coffee will occur on Saturday, October 6 between 9 am and 11 am at 5315 28th Ave. S. As always during Coffee with a Cop, there is plenty of socializing and meeting old and new friends. Studio Duvoe Art Show at City of Imagination Come join Studio Duvoe, Inc., the Pinellas Autism Project and the City of Imagination, to celebrate the artistic talents of neuro-diverse physically and developmentallychallenged kids and young adults from all over Pinellas County. The students, ages 5 to 42, paint in an abstract expressionism style based on color, movement, texture and feelings. When a student sells a painting, they receive half of the funds, with the other half going back and art supplies. The show is on Saturday, October 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S. Admission is free. The students works are nicely framed and very reasonably priced opportunity to view and appreciate are not in the market for artwork, come tell them how beautiful it is. There will be live music provided by Bud Good, J. Kolb and Keith and Frank. Food and drinks will also be provided. Call or text 727-271-5016 or email with questions. Volunteers are needed for this event and cash donations can be made at


4 Gabber September 20 September 26, 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 St. Anthonys Hospital Health Seminars St. Anthonys Hospital health experts invite the community to attend seminars in October that will focus on breast health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, weight loss surgery information and smoking cessation. There also will be free memory screenings offered. The monthly seminars are free to the public. On Tuesday, October 2, there will be a weight loss surgery information session at noon in the LifeHelp Second Floor Classroom, St. Anthonys Resource Center at 500 Martin to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. Jamii St. Julien, MD, will explain various options. On Monday, October 8, there will be a smoking cessation class at 6 p.m. at BayCare Outpatient Center Carillon Parkway. This two-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. On Tuesday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 23, there will be memory screenings from 10 a.m. till noon in St. Anthonys Hospitals main step toward the discovery of memory problems for adults concerned about their memory health. Call 727-8251595 for information. For more information on St. Anthonys, call 727-953-6993 or go to


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 5 Documentary on Tales of the City Author The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, October 18 with an entertaining documentary on the life of author Armistead Maupin. This 2017 documentary examines the life and work of one of the worlds most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. The story of the Tales of the City author moves between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from friends including well-known and Olympia Dukakis among them), Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Seating is basis. Licensing restrictions prohibit general press releases. But feel free to call the library at 727-893-1074 for and more information at mygulfport. us/lgbtq-resources.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, 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 auction and Tickets are $15 in advance for adults and kids 12 years and up. Children under 12 are free with one adult ticket. Get tickets are at


6 Gabber September 20 September 26, 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 Les Lathrop, left, and his wife Sally Chesnes Lathrop visited the Equator with their guide Sirjad in Kenya in October 2107, with a Gabber. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at the Library 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 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.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 7 Community Law Program for Seniors Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. every third Friday of the month. You must be 60 years of age or older and qualify with the program. Call 727-582-7480 to qualify and to make the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg Attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance and outreach. Third Annual Gulfport Chefs Table 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 third annual Gulfport Chefs Table, a charitable event, this Eleven restaurants from Gulfports thriving food scene will participate. The chefs have created four-course choose any of the 11 menus being offered, ranging in price from $60 to $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Prices include wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. All which has committed to helping a local family rebuild their home that This years event, co-hosted by the Gulfport Neighbors, Inc., with sponsorship by the City of Gulfport, will be held on 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 Facebook. com/Gulfport-Chefs-Table113477049350404. 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 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 3553 or visit


8 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Tech Tips With Stetson at Senior Center Technology is constantly changing, making it hard to keep up with the latest changes, devices and trends. Students from Stetsons Elder Law Society will be at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on Friday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. to teach seniors about smartphones and tablets. They will have tips for beginners and advanced users. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Registration 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. Fifth Annual Mayors 49th Street Cleanup On Saturday, October 13, please join Mayor Sam Henderson of Gulfport and Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg as they co-host the 5th Annual Mayors 49th Street Cleanup. After the cleanup, join Police Chief Rob Vincent of Gulfport and Police Chief Tony Holloway of St. Petersburg as they host the 4th Annual Chiefs Chat Community Forum. Two community events celebrating one street, two cities, one goal collaboration. 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 Shops1, So49, Gulfport Merchants Chamber, Plastic Free Gulfport, Childs Park Neighborhood Association, the Gulfport Public Library and others. And last but not least, the Urban Gypsies of Florida will kick off the event and energize the volunteers, as only they can, with their innovative combination of Tribal, Gypsy, Disco, Bluegrass, 70s Rock, Folk and Funk. The event 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. The most unusual item collected, will garner the Golden Picker award. There will be activities for the children. A light breakfast will be served and after the clean up there will be a 5th Anniversary cake, pop corn and ice cream. encouraged to register at mygulfport. us/mayors-49th-street-cleanupchiefs-chat. Any questions please call 727-893-1118.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 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 turn out in November!


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 9 iPhone/iPad Instruction Class There will be an instruction class on the basic functions of the Apple iPhone and iPad at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. The class, presented by the Gulfport Library, is on Thursday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited so you must preregister. No walk-ins. Bring your Apple iPhone or iPad and passwords. Please contact the Senior Center at 727-893-5657 to reserve your spot. Its time for the Annual Mega Challah Bake The smell, texture, taste and look of Challah bread are so integral to the Jewish religion and the Sabbath experience. For centuries, women have baked this bread. With instruction, it can actually be easy to make the perfect Challah. At 7 p.m. on October 25, 200 women will unite for the 4th Annual Mega Challah Bake at the Club at Treasure Island to enjoy sangria and delicious desserts, and make their own challah! With pre-measured ingredients, and all necessary ingredients and utensils provided, this is a unique and empowering experience. Joining them will be a few families of three generations of Jewish women, symbolizing the unbroken chain that reaches back thousands of years, and those that continue their tradition to the next generations. The past three years have been sold out, so book your tickets early at Book Club Returns For The Fall Imagine that you are a lesbian in a 15-year relationship with someone who comes home one day and says Honey, I think Im a man and I want to transition. What would you do? How would it affect your relationship? Would you stay? These issues will be addressed in this months reading selection entitled Queerly Beloved for the LGTBQ Book Club at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S.. The club has been on a summer hiatus but returns in October with a slate of riveting reading selections. The next meeting where Queerly Beloved will be discussed is scheduled for Monday, October 1 at 6 p.m. The Monday of every month. Queerly Beloved really happened. Eight years later, the couple not only remains together, but they still identify as queer, still work in LGBT media, and remain part of the LGBT community. How did their relationship survive a gender transition? The authors explore this question and delve into their relationship to reveal the trials and tribulations they have faced along the way. In doing so, they paint a portrait of love, not only to each other, but to the San Francisco Bay Area, LGBT publishing, and the queer community. Participation in the LGBTQ book club is open to anyone regardless of sexual orientation or sexual identity who loves reading and enjoys discussions about current LGBTQrelated literature. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at gpl or on Facebook at TV Rafe to Benet Historical Society By Debbie Wolfe Stacey Purcell, right, realtor and owner of Gulfport Realty, along with Alison Warner, sales associate, showcase a 49-inch Hitachi at panel television set they are rafing for charity. All of the proceeds will be donated to the non-prot Gulfport Historical Society, which runs the local History Museum, as they work toward their goal of raising $30,000 to digitally archive selected periodicals, photographs and documents, said Purcell. The museum survived a re on Sunday, September 3 and the society has since emphasized a fundraising campaign that will allow them to safeguard key portions of the collection. Tickets are $1 each of or six for $5 and are available during business hours at 5416 Gulfport Boulevard. The drawing for the winner will be held during Gulfports 10th-annual Holiday Hoopla event on Saturday, December 8 at 5 p.m. Participants need not be present to win, said Purcell. For more information, call Purcell at 727-744-0636. An Evening with Tim Dorsey On Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m., come experience an entertaining visit from, Tim Dorsey, acclaimed Florida author of the shockingly funny novels talks about his recentlypublished 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!


10 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Red Tide, from front page It was uninvited but came anyway. It visited Pass-a-Grille and other Gulf beach communities last week, and Gulfport on Monday; by Tuesday, September 18, it was mostly gone. Pinellas County monitoring reported Gulfport at a medium level on Monday, and by Tuesday, levels were back to low. However red tide, a harmful and mostly saltwater algae bloom, and all of its dreadful effects made an appearance that could not be ignored. Natural rust-colored blooms are most commonly comprised of what is called Karenia brevis and have been documented since people have been keeping historical records. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, blooms most often occur during the summer months and particularly along the coasts of Florida and Texas. Blooms can produce a toxin that affects the central nervous systems of a wide variety of marine wildlife in sometimes gory and even life-threatening ways, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions website. The toxin often results in the and sizes, invertebrates such as scallops, sea turtles, mammals like dolphins and manatees, and birds. And, when a bloom is bad enough, dead sea creatures can wash up onto beaches in large quantities with the tides and accumulate in the currents against seawalls. As a result, even healthy humans and their pets can experience respiratory, eye and skin irritation. For those who routinely have related health issues, its exponentially worse. This is what recently occurred along Pinellas Countys shorelines in a visual and pungent way. In fact, according a variety of Facebook posters, the recent olfactory experience was so strong it was blown on the wind for as much as a mile inland. It has also created a cleanup nightmare. On private property, people are using garbage bags and litter pickers to collect dead sea life for disposal. In public areas, government entities often use engine-powered tractors sporting industrial sized implements like frontend loader buckets and landscape rakes to tackle larger accumulations. Through Saturday, September 15, Pinellas County had removed about 172 tons of red tide debris for this bloom, said Gulfport Director of Public Works Tom Nicholls. A City of Gulfport worker uses a tractor to clear away dead sea life caused by the recent red tide algae bloom. The tractor was used at the municipal beach and this waterfront area adjacent to the citys boardwalk located along Shore Boulevard between Williams Pier and the Casino in front of Saltys Bar and OMaddys Bar & Grille. Red tide mega blooms can produce a toxin that affects the central nervous systems of a wide variety of marine wildlife that often results in death, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions website. Just after sunrise on Sunday, September 16 at Pass-a-Grille beach, the tide line reected this result.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 11 Local Reference Resources Nicholls recommends that people visit the following Pinellas County website to learn how to handle dead sea life; when to request cleanup help; and, who to contact to report the impact of red tide on environment/watershed/red-tide. htm. And, red tide can come and go. According to the Visit St. PeteClearwater website, red tide blooms typically form offshore and sporadically affect coastlines and beaches based on on-shore winds. To monitor the current quality of local beaches, reference Because red tide consists of many variables, plenty of government entities at the local, state and groups and individuals participate in monitoring activities, collect data and generate reports in an effort to predict then track the presence of blooms and their effects. For frequent local red tide update reports measuring concentrations ranging from not present to high, visit environment/watershed/red-tide2018.htm. Florida Health has created a guide relating to medical issues associated with red tide: environmental-health/aquatictoxins/red-tide.html. City of Gulfport staff meet daily to discuss the most recent governmentbased red tide monitoring reports, along with information obtained from local boat captains, to plan appropriate actions like cleanup operations or the posting of usage warnings for public areas, if needed, said City Manager Jim OReilly. The city frequently updates their Along the break wall at the 49th Street South terminus, Gulfport city workers use nets during cleanup operations on Monday, September 17 to capture dead sea life that collected there as the result of the recent red tide algae bloom. In the area was a dead loggerhead turtle, which was reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife authorities. Photo by Eagle Finegan.


12 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Pet Pals Misty is a lively and loving dog who loves toys, games and classic jazz. She wants your attention all of the time, but repays that attention with loyalty. Smart as a whip and eager to please, Misty would love an active family that will keep her mind and body busy! Misty is a 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog/mix. To see more adoptable animals visit This Week's Solutions Save Our StraysHenry is a big orange tabby that enjoys a good nap. The gentle fellow equally loves to be petted and turns on his purr machine before his petting time even starts. He has been completely vetted and is microchipped. Come and meet handsome Henry at SOS Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Call 727-463-0694 for details. View 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. Len Tabor and Ellis Ward Pure Country Fridays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Flute 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 Grace Connection Church Yard Sale Grace Connection Church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, September 29, in their parking lot at 635 64th St. S. Theyre rasing money for their annual Trunk or Treat Family Night. Come do some early a treasure. 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 There will be a healthy homemade meal for purchase separately for $8. Sacred Lands is one of the most unique historical and scenic botanical/waterfront sites in our county. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 admission. For directions, parking info, or questions call 727357-3592 or 727-347-0354.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 13 Places of Worship


14 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 12 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


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 15 What is your ideal post-death plan? Cremation or burial? The GabsKellie Evans: I guess I would just want whatever is easiest for my family. Alyssa San Giacomo, St. Petersburg: I want to be a tree. Id like to be buried in one of those pods that creates a tree. Kevin Chia Su, Lima, Peru: I want my ashes to be turned into Armando Valds: Id like to be buried at sea. I want a Viking funeral.


16 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Adult/All Ages Programs French Conversation Club: Tuesdays, 12:30:30 p.m. Enjoy conversing in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels are welcome; this is not a class, simply an opportunity to practice and improve.This is our most popular language group so far! Ukulele Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Regardless of expertise, everyone is invited to join in for some strummin fun. Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Writers: Wednesdays at 10 am. (previously Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm. FMI, call 727537-9098. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, September 20, 12 pm. **NOTE NEW TIME. Discussion of The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. FMI, call 727-8931073. An Evening with Tim Dorsey: Thursday, September 20, 6 pm. Save the Date!! Acknowledged as Floridas king of mayhem, this entertaining author talks about his recently published novel, The Pope of Palm Beach. Open Mic: Monday, September 24, 5-6:45 pm. FMI, call 727-893-1073. Gentle Yoga for Adults: Tuesday, September 25, 10:15-11:15 am. Nourish your body and spirit with mindful movement, breath work, and meditation. This slow-paced class welcomes all levels and each month will feature a different set of postures. Please bring props if you want them. The class is taught by Christa Fairbrother, RYT and Certied Yoga for Arthritis Instructor. For more information and to sign up, please contact Cailey Klasson (727) 893-1074. Paper Bird Wall Art: Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 pm. Join us for our monthly Adult craft/art program! This month, we will be using craft paper, glue, and paint to make a framed piece of art. We will use precut paper to create our scene and use paint to distress our picture frame. Supplies are limited, so registration is required for this program. Please call 727-893-1074 to sign up. LGBTQ Book Club: Monday, October 1, 6 pm. Well discuss Queerly Beloved by Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall (was originally planned for Sept. meeting which was cancelled). Copies available at the Circulation Desk. Grownup Movie Series: Saturday, October 6, 1 pm. Toni Collette gives an outstanding lead perfor mance in a horror movie written for mature viewers who appreciate building suspense, the subtleties of the genre as well as the occult. Rated R. Call 727893-1074 for title. Talking With: An Evening with Poet Rob McCabe: Monday, October 8, 5:30 6:30 pm. Rob discusses his life and literary background, and may share a few poems from his recently published collection of poetry. There will also be a Q & A session for the audience to nd out more about our local author. Fall Themed String Art: Wednesday, October 10, 1 pm. Use wood, nails, and colorful string to make a beautiful piece of art inspired by Fall. Weave your string around in a pattern to create a gentle Autumn leaf to display in your home or give as a gift. Supplies are limited, so registration is required. Please call 727-893-1074 to sign up. LGBTQ Film Series: Thursday, October 18, 7 pm. This story of the Tales of the City author moves between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from friends including well-known actors, Armistead Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war. (Not rated). Call 727-893-1074 for title. Children/Teens/Family Programs Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 4 pm. Join us in the afternoon for stories, songs, movement and a craft! All are welcome but this is geared to the 2-5 year old crowd. Storytime: Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am; AND 1111:30 am. Due to popularity and support from our community, another session has been added, please choose one or the other since both are the same. Stories & activities for kids up to 3 years old. Bees Learning: Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm. Note change in time. Mobile reading intervention program for grades K-5. Classes held in RV parked in front of Library. Registration required. FMI contact leahveal@, or call 404-308-0295. Visit Clowning Around Circus Crafts & Games: Saturday, September 22, 1-3 pm. We will make a lion mask, clown hats, and fake cotton candy! We will also have a few carnival games to play. Grades K-5. Make a Diddley Bow! Thursday, September 27, 5-6:30 pm. This one string guitar is made out of a wooden dowel, old cigar box, and various hardware found around your garage! Make it, play it, or give it to a friend! Grades 6-12. Limited supplies, registration required. Call 727-893-1134 to sign up. Mommy & Me Yoga: Tuesday, October 2, 10:15 11 am. Meets on rst Tuesday of the month and taught be registered yoga teacher Ms. Christa! Intended for parents and babies ages 6 weeks to 18 months. Meet other new parents and babies in the community, stretch, laugh, get some strength back and rejuvenate! Please call 727-893-1074 to reserve your spot or email Cailey at Hispanic American Heritage Month: Thursday, October 4, 6 pm. We are celebrating by hosting a family dinner for children and their caregivers, plus a make and take craft. Traditional foods will be catered by Habana Cafe. Spots are limited, call 727-8931074 or email Ravens Guild: Saturday, October 13, 1 pm. Gather fans of anime, manga, gaming! Learn how to do a new craft. Well also have snacks and screen a movie. Sponsored by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library. For ages 12-18. For movie title, call 727-8931074. GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Open Monday Friday: 10 am 7 pm Saturday 10 am 4 pm All meetings and programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. Programs are subject to change.check our website Public Library 5501 28th Ave. S.Find Us on Facebook!Gulfport RecreationRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1068RECREATION WEBSITE: and follow the links: City Departments, Recreation, Recreation Center. ACTIVITIES Annual reg. $2 res / $22. non-res. Pickleball Mon., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For Intermediate & Advanced Players Tues., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for Beginners Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. for All Levels of Play Thurs. 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. for All Levels of Play Basketball Wed., 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Thurs.., 7:30p.m.-9:00 p.m. Table Tennis Tue., & Thurs., 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m. PROGRAMS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Registrations for the 2018-2019 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamer son Elementary. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Monthly fees are Option A $150 for residents and $188 for non-residents this includes in-service days. Option B $130 for residents $163 non-resident this does not include in-service days. Additional child discount available for Gulfport residents. TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Registrations for the 2018-2019 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly eld trips, cooking projects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, game room and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 RES./$22 NON-RES.. TOT-Time ProgramWe are accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three and ve-day monthly options are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. CLASSES Call instructor for more info. Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info. Essential Oil Wed. Sept. 26th Call Jennifer at 813-263-3919 Gentle Hatha Yoga Tues., 6:30 p.m. Call Denise at 813-777-9964 Gentle YogaWed., 9:15 a.m. Call Denise at 813-777-9964 Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Andel 459-1319. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness Tues. & Thurs., 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 550-7185. Water ColorThurs. 9:30 a.m. Call Patsi 727501-3559 ZumbaThurs., 6:00 p.m. call Magda 727-2147868


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 17 Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. S. 727-893-5657 This is your Center! Sign up today to enjoy all the classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Hours are Monday -Thursday 8 am 7 pm and Friday from 8 am 4 pm. Stop by and ask for a tour and pick up a copy of this months schedule or download your copy at and click the Senior Center link. The Senior Center currently offers multiple monthly classes, activities, and services for residents over 50 years old. Registration is required and is easy and free. Special Events Like us on Facebook at Tech Tips with Stetson: Smart Phones & Tablets Fri., 9/21 @ 1:30 pm. Technology is constantly changing, making it hard to keep up with the latest changes, devices, & trends. Stetson students will offer Space is limited. MUST call (727) 893-5657 to pre-register. Community Law Program 3rd Friday of Each Month @ 9:30 am. Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program. You must call 727.582.7480 to qualify and to make your appointment. If you qualify, legal assistance is free. OPEN HOUSE Mon., 9/24 @ 4-7 pm. Join us in celebrating National Senior Center Month. Invite your friends & family to come see what makes the Gulfport Senior Center so unique. Take a tour of the center, workout in the stateof-the-art tness center, view or participate in program demonstrations & meet the instructors. Light hor doeuvres & beverages will be provided. Explore the Benets of Acupuncture Weds., 9/26 @ 2 pm. Rebecca Gibbons, RN & Acupuncture Physician will talk about the history & science of Acupuncture. She will discuss how it helps treat pain, anxiety, depression, & other numerous disorders. iPhone/iPad Instruction Class Thurs., 9/27 @ 1:30 pm. Learn the basic functions of your Apple iPhone or iPad. MUST call 727.893.5657 to pre-register. Presented by the Gulfport Library. Happy Birthday to You! 4th Friday of Each Month @ 3 pm. Help us celebrate this months birthdays with cake, games, and more. Sponsored by Simply Healthcare. Empath Health Chats Mon., 10/1 @ 3 pm Can We Talk? A Conversation About Healthcare Decision-Making and Living Wills. All of Department Casino Ballroom5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070Sunday, September 233:30 7 pmCONTRA DANCEwith Tampa Friends of Old Time Dance 3:30 4 pm: Lesson 4 7 pm: Contra Dancing with Yazoo Kickstarts Caller: Rona Wiener $8 Admission ~ Visit Monday, September 247 10:30 pmUSA DANCEPresents Ballroom Dancing ~ Lesson ~ Great DJ music ~ ~ Dance hosts ~ Members: $5 ~ Non-members: $8 727-576-1206 Casino Weekly DancesBallroom Lessons every Tuesday Noon 3 pm $8 Argentine Tango every Tuesday 6:30 11 pm $8 Swing Dance every Wednesday 6 11pm $8 Latin Night every Thursday 6:30 10 pm $8 Ballroom Dance select Sundays 6 10pm $8Catherine Hickman Theater5501 27th Ave S. 727-893-1070Saturday, September 228 pmBetty Fox Brass Band with Beth McKeeThe Betty Fox Brass Band is throwing a party with the full horn section and keys! And Beth McKees amazing band will start the show. This will be their last performance before they hit the road to record a new album. Tickets $25 at GEMS Gulfport GetawaysSenior Center registration required. however there is no need to be a GEMS member to enjoy these exciting gulfport getaways. Call 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat. Trips are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.September 20 Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk. Enjoy the quaint turn-of-the-century shing village with over 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Shop, grab a bite to eat or sit back and watch the dolphins pass...its up to you.. $5 for GEMS Members / $7 for Non-GEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation and parking.September 25 Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. Take a historic tour of Safety Harbor and Spa, one of Americas oldest and nest spa resorts. Discover if Safety Harbor, known to be a haven where healing waters ow, is the Fountain of Youth that Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was looking for. Learn the rich history that this resort was built upon. After the tour, lunch will take place in the resorts Fountain Grille Restaurant. $15 for GEMS Members / $17 for Non-GEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking and guided tour. Meal paid for separately.October 4 The Dali Museum (Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dalis Spain) To create this special exhibition, The Dali invited Clyde Butcher, the renowned nature photographer often ca;;ed Floridas Ansel Adams, to explore and visually document Salvador Dalis homeland. Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dalis Spain provides a technically brilliant, epically-scaled view of Dalis beloved environs, to create a euphoric experience of immersion. $23 for GEMS Members / $25 for Non-GEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking admission and guided tour. us have our own wishes and preferences about what would be important to us if we were unable to communicate our healthcare choices. This presentation will cover the basics of advance care planning and provide information about Living Wills. We will also look at some effective communication techniques to help you discuss your wishes with your family. Every adult should be empowered to create, communicate and honor medical care wishes, this information can help you. Seasoned Sowers Garden Club 1st & 3rd Tuesday of Every Month @ 9:30 am. Get down & dirty with one of Americas favorite past-time hobbies. No experience needed! Natural-born green thumbs & rst-time gardeners welcome. Special Services GEMS (Gulfport Extended Mobility Service) Affordable door to door transportation ser vice. Rides to medical appointments, hopping, and downtown St. Pete for Gulfport residents, 55 years of age or older or disabled. For more info call 727-893-2242. Reassurance Program Daily calls made to members to provide reassurance and emer gency assistance if needed. Gulfport residents 50 years of age or older. Food Pantry Supplemental food assistance for qualifying Gulfport Seniors in need. Pantry is open on Mons and Thurs from 1 pm. Proper verication required prior to use of the pantry. Senior Citizens Advisory Committee This committee is a liaison for Gulfport Seniors to City Council pertaining to senior issues & ways to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, call 727-893-1231. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: MonThurs, 8 am 7 pm, Fri: 8 am 4 pm. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art tness facility. The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation, Inc. Membership in the Foundation helps provide enhancements that make our center second to none. All donations to this 501(c)3 non-prot organization will help ensure our continued growth. 727-893-1244. More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto


18 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Obituaries which became a passionate hobby for both. After moving to Town Shores in 1999, they continued this passion, running and coordinating local estate sales. Arthur was the president of the Nottingham Building Board for several years and made some lasting friendships with his Town Shores neighbors. He was an avid Boston sports fan for his entire life. The Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots were like old friends that he shared with everyone. He was very handy and enjoyed home projects and having big family dinners, watching the game or just reminiscing about his life experiences. Arthur will always be remembered as a loving husband, caring father and just a great man. The family will have a celebration of life for Arthur at a later date in Massachusetts. Donations to Suncoast Hospice in his name would be a great way to honor his memory.COTE, ARTHUR PAUL JOCK, of Gulfport, passed away peacefully under the nurturing care of Suncoast Hospice on Friday, September 7, at the age of 90. Arthur will be lovingly remembered by his Honey and wife of 48 years Teresa M. Cote Kenneth Conrad; Marie Jordan; Edward Conrad and Gino Cote, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family. His parents Joseph and Antonia preceded Arthur in death, as did Blanche, Gabriel, Victoria, Pauline, Germaine and Gloria). Born in Cambridge, MA, Arthur was forced to quit school at the age of 14 to support his family following his fathers death. He worked as a glass cutter for most of his youth and young adult life and held many trade jobs until he moved to Brockton, MA to manage Line Lumber in Stoughton, MA. This is when he met the love of his life, Teresa, coaching her son Kennys little league team. Arthur and Terry lived with their family for over 30 years in Stoughton and enjoyed lots of good times with family and friends. He worked at Commercial Sheet Metal in Canton, MA until his retirement in 1990. Many times Arthur worked extra jobs in addition to his full time job to provide for his family and his work ethic and loyalty became a pillar of his character to all that knew him. Even during retirement Arthur and Terry worked every weekend at


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20 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Gulfport Woman Arrested, Charged with Help of Crime WatchersBy Debbie Wolfe With the help of a suspects neighbors and video surveillance systems on nearby homes, on Friday, September 14, Gulfport police arrested a woman on three charges including threatening her apartment buildings landscaper with a handgun. This case is noteworthy because key evidence was provided [by] the crime watch group, said Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent in a Facebook post on September 14. Without this information, we would not have been able to make a case. Santo Nicita made the arrest. According to police reports and court records, warrant for Chianti Ciara Gipson, 26, of 5508 11th Ave. S., on Wednesday, September 12 for aggravated assault. On that morning, Gipson and Frank Gilliam, her apartment buildings landscaper, argued for about 10 minutes. Gilliam told police that Gipson asked him to cut some bushes. According to the police report, he said he told her that he is not paid to do that kind of work and at that point, she became irate. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Gipson went into her apartment to get a gun. Next, she pointed the black revolver at Gilliam and created a well-founded Afterward, she drove away in a rental car. For the next two days, police conducted surveillance on the property and on September 14, at shortly after 2 p.m., they arrested Gipson. Inside the rental vehicle, police found marijuana, two small silver scales rental company, as it was 10 days overdue. Gipson is charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia along with two third-degree felonies for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school. Her apartment is located across the street from Boca Ciega High School. At 9:27 p.m. on September 14, Gipson posted a total bond of $10,150. Chianti Siante Gipson, 26, is now out on bond, she is charged with one misdemeanor and two felonies relating to possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated assault and possession of a gun within 1,000 feet of a school. Sophies Attic Has the Fresh Stuff Greetings from Sophies Attic, the coolest place in Gulfport to shop. This week theyve put out a lot of kitchen stuff. Utensils, cups, glasses, frying pans, a little bit of everything. Two new to you racks of freshlylaundered clothing are available for your shopping pleasure, in addition to what they already have. Some very nice clothing has been received in the last couple of weeks. 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. to noon. 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 BCHS, 924 58th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707, Attn. Coach Randy Shuman. For more information contact Coach Shuman at


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 21 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 727-8931134 for additional information. 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 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. Tickets on sale at Beach Bazaar, Senior Center. Hurricane Relief, from front page After a hurricane hits, We try to bring people some hope in the form of supplies and a hot meal, said John Riesebeck, owner of Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ in Gulfport. the items that storm survivors need when the power is out and everything is wet. Currently, hes accepting donations to take to North Carolina on Sunday, September 23 in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in the form of physical things like non-perishable food for humans and pets, drinking water, cleaning People can bring items during business hours to 5145 Gulfport Boulevard S., or they can call Riesebeck at 214-542-9587 and hell unlock the truck as he lives nearby. The restaurants phone number is 727-329-8624. If people dont want to shop or lug around supplies, they can also donate a Sams Club gift card or cash for gas, said Riesebeck. What drives us to do this are the smiles on peoples faces, he said. You can see the appreciation for what youre doing. And, its the right thing to do. Riesebeck takes care of the hot meal with sides because his restaurant has a portable commercial-sized meat smoker on a trailer that can be taken to other locations. Sometimes, really remote locations. Riesebeck started with Hurricane Matthew in 2016 by going to Edgewater on Floridas east coast and was planning to help out in Texas, his home state, during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, but then Irma hit in his backyard. That year, he headed to Immokalee. My parents taught me to treat people right, he said. You help people when you can. Everybody has hard times myself included. After a hurricane strikes, groups like the Red Cross, Salvation Army and National Guard all tend to head to the same focal point areas, he said. the epicenters of national-level help. Its the little guy thats out in basically Gulfport that gets forgotten, he Emergency Response Team, volunteer to help him set up and tear down the compact operation. The relief site includes tents and tables where people can select the supplies they need from a store-like set up and a hot food line where they can pick up a meal plate, he said. It takes about eight hours to empty the truck and feed everyone, said Riesebeck. We typically see anywhere from 500 to 700 people. While hes on the road, hell be posting photos, videos and doing live streaming, if technology allows, on his business Facebook page: SmokinJsRealTexasBBQ And, he plans to continue his relief efforts in the future, when needed. Its what we do every time theres a hurricane that comes around, said Riesebeck. We could be in the same boat some time and I just hope there would be somebody that would come over and help us. Sometimes, it just takes a little kindness to get back up on your feet.


22 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Gulfport Council, from front page Originally the bid amount was set at $531,864.02, but a few revisions to the plan saved the city $152,306.97. We had the opportunity to make better use of the space and make better use of the money, which was secured through community development block grants and the EPA, said Mayor Sam Henderson. The park will include a large white Welcome to Gulfport sign alongside 49th Street South, a mounted historic trolley will decorate the park and will double as a concessions stand during events. The idea was to make that a little bit more of a formal entrance into the city from our west side, said Henderson. It gives us the ability to have somewhat of a formalized park there. Henderson explained that the area will also serve as a space for performing arts. I think its going to be a great addition to the city, said Councilmember Paul Ray. The 49th Street South Business Association, or So49, actively supports the new addition to Gulfport and plans to coordinate public events in the area. Ive actually had bands that we havent heard from in years contacting me because theyve heard of it, said Jeri Reed, president of So49. Thank you, we are very excited. The council unanimously agreed to the bid from Tampa Contracting Services; a date has not yet been set for the completion of the project. Budget and Millage 2019 budget and millage rate were approved upon their second reading. Each ordinance goes into operation beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019. The General Fund balanced budget is $12,970,000. Thanks to all our department heads and the folks that put time and energy into doing this and jumped through all the hurdles to budget our city just like you have to budget your home, said Henderson. The 2019 millage rate of 4.039 mills represents a 7.41% increase from the rolled-back rate of 3.7602 mills. This corresponds to a generated $3,599,476 in taxes to the city for the 2019 Smoking Js Owner Receives Spirit of Gulfport Award John Riesebeck, the owner of Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ in Gulfport, received the Spirit of Gulfport Award for his commitment to the community. If youve ever been to nearly any event thats been hosted in the city, John and Smokin Js have likely donated food to it, said Henderson. Currently, the BBQ restaurant is taking donations for those affected by Hurricane Florence in both North and South Carolina. Riesebeck urged community members to come to his restaurant to donate anything and everything, aside from perishable foods and clothing, because the sizes of garments limits who can be helped. Said Councilmember Paul Ray to Riesebeck, Its nice to have people like you in Gulfport because it really gives us that true community spirit. Riesebeck has had a hand in donating food and funds to a number of local events, including Gulfport Chefs event, the Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans project, and a Hurricane Matthew donation fund in 2016. Gulfport Votes 100% Prompts Locals to Hit the Polls Ingrid Bredenberg and Lisa Vanover came to the September 18 council meeting to spread their organizations grassroots message % is possible, are you all in? Gulfport Votes 100% is a political organization that has a single goal: getting all registered voters in Gulfport to cast their ballots, regardless of party. Gulfport in our mind is a little unusual, and thats what we take pride in, said Bredenberg. We really want to make a difference here. The two presented woven bracelets that represent an individuals vow to vote, and presented plans of getting 100% of registered local voters to vote by the year 2020. I think we can do this, said Bredenberg. Ingrid Bredenberg and Lisa Vanover presented the message behind their organization, Gulfport Votes 100% to the council. Mayor Sam Henderson presented the Spirit of Gulfport award to John Riesebeck, the owner of Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ, in honor of his past and ongoing efforts to help community efforts.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 23 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! 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 coalition is 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. for LGBT Elders) is a multi-faceted in 39 locations. If you would like to learn more about Project Generations Coalition, ccontact Chris Almvig at 913-548-8448 or Gulfport Lions Christmas Craft Fair Calling all crafters! The Gulfport Lions Club will hold a Christmas craft fair Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Contact Linda at for an application. Dont let time run out. Beta Sigma Phi Activities Gamma Omega Master members will meet on Wednesday, September 26 at the home of Ellie VanDerhoff for their regular meeting at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Ellie. The City Council regular meeting will be held on Monday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. 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 September 26 from 4 till 8 p.m. at Chipotle, 3700 Park Blvd., Chipotle 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 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 727-321-2849. Come Play Womens Doubles Tennis The Racquettes are looking for women who want to join in the fun of playing doubles tennis on the Har-Tru courts of the St. Petersburg Tennis Center, 650 18th Ave. S. Since one purpose of the Racquettes is to encourage women to play tennis, beginners are more than welcome. Join them on Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Membership is not required, but the court fee is $11.50. Call Norah at 727-398-8055 for more information.


24 Gabber September 20 September 26, 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 their advice, praise or criticism too seriously. Only you know what what counts. Trust your own judgment. When it's meaningful to you, it's meaningful. you'll feel like a one-winged creature looking for another one-winged humans are unwinged and none of us society that created airplanes and the like. This week, you'll make a plan, might feel like you're being bossy, but that's what the boss should be. You're also very respectful of your crew. Continue to carefully phrase your requests and to state your vision in a way that helps others get on board, and you'll be successful in motivating Loyalty is important to you, but it's not something you think about very much. Maybe it's because you're a straight shooter, and you assume that others are, too. The stakes will be raised this week. There will be more to consider. Think carefully about what you say and to whom. Give your trust judiciously. Friends will include you for reasons beyond the obvious, which include you know what those reasons are. There's nothing wrong with them, though maybe someone's pride is keeping them from telling you the whole story. Anyway, you always love to help, especially this week. Someone will make it known that his or her life is more fun when you're a part of it. How validating! That fun energy doesn't have to be turned on and off just to delight people around you though. Put some of it into your own scene. Your relationship with yourself is the one that will color all other relationships. do you do to feel taken care of? What do you do that reinforces your selfworth? Your life is precious. Your experience is precious. Don't wait for others to prove this to you. Give yourself what you need and want. Do what it takes to help yourself understand how important and essential you are to the whole. do you know you've learned from your mistakes? When you notice that you're making different ones. That's the best evidence there is, even better than the evidence of your success. Success proves you're getting something right, but new mistakes prove you're taking risks and really, fully living. There are so many ways to be kind to yourself. Some will seem like a good idea, but when you actually execute them, you'll learn they didn't quite do the trick. When that happens, try something else. You're getting to know yourself, after all. The better you know yourself, the more likely you'll be able to make yourself happy. glimpse your future, but it's only one version -the version that will happen if you continue on this path. But any change you make now, however small, will change everything. Don't underestimate the power of making small adjustments. It will drastically change where you end up. notice everything this week, including how people are dressed and what that says, clues they leave about where their affections lie and other evidence of their inner worlds. Because you're to keep secrets from you. You'll use what you learn constructively. responsibility will fall to you, not because it's technically yours, but because you're the only one who sees what needs to happen. It's like you're steering lemmings from the cliff ahead. A sign won't be enough to redirect the crowd and neither will an explanation. Head the group and run in the direction they should go. outsiders don't know much about success to you. So you can't really take


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 25 High School Student Arrested for Social Media Gun ThreatBy Debbie Wolfe Based on a tip, a local 15-year-old girl was arrested on Thursday, September 13 for posting a gun-related threat on social media. According to a St. Petersburg Police report, a 9th grader from Gibbs High School posted on Facebook that she was going to take a gun to school. The tip was received by law enforcement in the late afternoon and they worked quickly to identify her and investigate. The girl is charged with a 2nd-degree felony under Florida Statute 836.10, which states, written threat to kill, do bodily injury or conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism. This serves as a reminder to all students that this is a very serious department in a press release. The police will investigate any and all perceived threats to the safety and well-being of our schoolchildren. Pinellas County PreK All Day Program A new option for low-cost, highquality childcare is now available to Pinellas County families. PreK All Day, provided by the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, is a preschool program with a full day of learning and care for children ages 4 to 5 years. More than 50 PreK All Day providers are located throughout Pinellas County, making it convenient for families. Funding is currently available and families can apply now at 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@


26 Gabber September 20 September 26, 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 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 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. by the entirety). Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson calls regarding this article and other outlines general legal principles. If 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. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages. 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.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 27 Ted Pearce Concert at Beth-El Shalom Popular musician Ted Pearce will be performing at a free concert at Beth-El Shalom on Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. Pearce will perform some of his classic songs including Hallu Adonai, Hine Goeleinu Chai and more. Beth-El Shalom is at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N. For more info and pre-registration please call 727-345-7777, email or visit 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. Haunted Hike 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 onemile walking tour and takes about one hour to complete. Guides will lead visitors down creepy alleys and brick-paved streets to old homes and landmarks where costumed characters will tell spooky stories. Tickets may be purchased the night of the hike at 13th Ave. and 13th St. N. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for kids 12 years old and under. Kids under 2 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 or visit Care Givers Support Groups 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 situations, their experiences, joys, and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. 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 727-3472809 or Barbara Posey at 727381-2499, Ext. 214.


28 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 By Debbie Wolfe It was puppy love right after she nixed the idea to make chocolate brownies Izzy Bowlin is an entrepreneur now living in Gulfport. What makes her a little different in the business world is shes 9 years old and in the 5th grade. And, shes already going places. end of a dog leash with her mom as her business partner for clients who live locally. Izzy started a professional dog walking business by having her mom, Laura Bowlin Dowers, publish a post on a Gulfport-related Facebook page on September 5. The post reads, in part, She would really like to have a dog of her own. She is saving up for one and wanting good practice in along the way). Izzy has been wanting a dog for about two years. Since the social media post was published, shes already met with about 20 families. One of them is Tom and Melanie Roberts who are the parents of Buddy Ray, a 14-year-old dog they rescued four years ago in April. He was blind and his previous owners turned him into a shelter, said Melanie. They didnt want him anymore. She explained that a shelter held a fundraiser that paid for his surgery and now not only can Buddy Ray see again, but he also likes to act like hes two years old. Now, one of his favorite sights is Izzy. The Roberts found out about Izzy through social media. Now, Izzy is scheduled to walk Buddy Ray once-aweek. well, said Melanie. She was even ready with a pooper bag! Melanie thinks the business is a wonderful idea. Not too many kids would do what shes doing, said Melanie. Shes learning responsibility and that things are better when earned instead of given. I think its great what her mom is having her do. What kind of dog is Izzy thinking of buying? An English bulldog, she said. Unless she changes her mind while learning what different breeds and mixes are like. Izzy got the idea to start a dog walking business because so many of her familys neighbors have dogs. Her only previous business experiences have been running lemonade stands with her friends or cleaning house for her mom. Izzys favorite subjects in school are math and language arts. One of her dream professional goals, for now, is to become a baker. But, not making dog cookies or brownies. She likes baking cakes with her grandmother. Izzy and her mother recently moved over 3,000 miles from Portland, Oregon to Gulfport to be nearer to Dowers parents who live in St. Petersburg. Last November, Dowers grandparents moved from up north to St. Petersburg. Now, four generations live within 15 minutes of one another, said Dowers. Maybe, eventually, Izzy will be interested in baking dog cakes, said Dowers, laughing. For right now, Izzy is all about walking dogs and will be doing so until she reaches her goal, which will most likely be by the end of the year. Theres potential for her do to this for a long time, said Dowers. Well see how it works out juggling so many dogs in the long term. Im her main transportation and everything else. When she reaches her goal, well reevaluate the business at that point. When Dowers was looking for a local place to live, she said she wanted a location that was walkable, near the water and in her price range. Gulfport just romanced me. I fell in love with it before I got here, she said. Its been better than I could have pictured. Helping her daughter start her business has been the best kind of overwhelming to see how so many people have responded, said Dowers. We have some really nice people in the community that make Gulfport so unique and very different. Dowers expected their clientele to be people who worked but said she has discovered that most are at home and just need a little extra help. They believe their dog needs more exercise or socialization. Or, they just want to help Izzy get used to dogs and help her about Izzys business or to schedule a dog walk, email her mother at Laura. m. Young Gulfport Dog Walker Is Earning Her Own PetIzzy Bowlin, 9, enjoys meeting up with her rst dog-walking client Buddy Ray who is ve years her senior. Both live in Gulfport.


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 29 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 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. 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 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 weekend of 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.


30 Gabber September 20 September 26, 2018 Gulfport9/6 Failure to redeliver hired vehicle back to Safety Tire. Employees reported that Robert Machichi was supposed to return a U-Haul he rented on August 2, 2018 and has not returned it yet. 9/6 Exploitation of the elderly in the 2200 block of 53rd Street South. Two people are being investigated for coercing an elderly male into withdrawing large sums of money from his bank account. The female, Carrie Baker, already had a no contact order preventing her from contacting the victim and was arrested for violating the order. 9/6 Assault in the 1600 block of 58th Street South. A resident called to report that while she was in her vehicle, a person exited a vehicle behind her and threatened to kill her. She said she threw her wallet at the person and drove off. She was unable to locate her wallet when she returned to the area with 9/7 Burglary to a vehicle in the 6300 block of Vista Verde Drive South. A resident reported that someone removed her purse from her vehicle. She stated money and some medications were missing from the purse when she got it back. 9/8 Trespass in the 5100 block of Gulfport Boulevard dispatched to a business regarding two people taking pictures of employees. A representative of the business asked that the two people be issued trespass warnings. 9/9 Assist citizen in the 5000 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. A truck driver parked his car in a parking lot overnight with permission from the manager of the store. Sometime overnight, a tow company towed the truck from the parking lot. The store manager agreed to pay the tow fees due to the misunderstanding. 9/11 Stolen tag in the 5900 block of Tangerine Avenue South. A resident reported that the tag from her trailer was stolen sometime overnight. 9/11 Criminal mischief in the 5700 block of 21st Avenue South. A resident reported that he noticed his check tire pressure light was on while he was driving his vehicle. He checked the tires and discovered that one of them had two puncture marks in it. 9/12 Assist outside agency with recovered stolen property in the 1800 block of 55th Street checking a property in the area and located a bike and a stolen lawn mower in the bushes. The lawn mower was reported stolen from a Home Depot in Georgia. 9/12 Theft in the 5400 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. A landlord reported that her tenants stole several household appliances and other items from the residence when they moved out. 9/12 Theft in the 4900 block of 14th Avenue South. A resident reported that he was in the hospital for several days and when he returned his TVs and guitar were missing. He also had a punctured tire on his motorcycle. After speaking discovered that she and her boyfriend pawned the items for money. The victim did not want to prosecute as long as he got his stuff back. 9/12 Aggravated assault in the 5500 block of 11th Avenue South. A man reported that he was cutting the lawn at an apartment building when a black female asked him to cut some bushes. He explained that he is not paid to do that kind of work and she became irate. She went inside and came back out with a revolver and pointed it at him. The entered for her arrest. 9/12 Fraud in the 5000 block of 8th Avenue South. A resident reported that he used Western Union to send $528 to someone on Craigslist to buy an iPhone. The check was cashed in Miami and the phone was never delivered. 9/6 to 9/12 Marine Unit: The marine unit was on the water for approximately 25 hours this week. Marine operators made 25 boater contacts, issued three marine citations and assisted with a Pinellas County contractor in locating sunken vessels to be removed from the area. The contractor is moving all of the vessels to an area just east of Williams Pier and will be removing four of the vessels soon. Three additional vessels are in the derelict vessel process as well and will be removed from the bay. Arson 9/2, 7:13 a.m., 5300 block of 28th Avenue S Assault 9/5, 9:16 p.m., 57th Street S and 16th Avenue S Battery 9/6, 10:40 p.m., 2500 block of 50th Street S Burglary vehicle 9/5, 11 a.m., 5500 block of 16th Avenue S 9/6, 6:45 p.m., 5700 block of Shore Boulevard S 9/11, 6 p.m., 5400 block of Gulfport Boulevard S Theft grand 9/4, noon, 1900 block of 49th Street S Theft petit 9/2, 11:15 a.m., 5100 block of Tangerine Avenue S 9/10, 5900 block of Tangerine Avenue S 9/11, unknown time, 1800 block of 55th Street S Theft vehicle 9/5, 10 a.m., 1800 block of 49th Street S Vandalism criminal mischief 9/10, unknown time, 5700 block of 21st Avenue SSouth PasadenaBurglary vehicle 9/3, 4:45 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Boulevard S Theft grand 9/9, noon, 6800 block of Gulfport Boulevard S 9/10, 8 a.m., 6800 block of Park Street S Theft petit 9/3, 9:35 p.m., 6800 block of Park Street S 9/8, 2 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Boulevard S Trespass 9/7, 11:23 p.m., 1200 block of Pasadena Avenue SSt. Pete BeachBurglary residence 9/8, 7:43 a.m., 7200 block of Coquina Way 9/10, 2 p.m., 200 block of 73rd Avenue Shoplifting 9/3, 11:01 a.m., 300 block of 75th Avenue Theft grand 9/5, 3:30 a.m., 600 block of Corey Avenue Local Crime WatchA sampling of police reports from Sept. 2 to Sept. 12 =in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.Source: Pinellas County Crime Viewer and Gulfport Police Department


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