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FREEEvery Thur sda yOnline Ev er ydayt heGabber .com No. 2587 October 4 October 10 2018 Peninsula Will Soon Become a Scenic Public ParkBy Debbie Wolfe Increasing public access is the goal for a peninsula of city-owned land that borders the Municipal Marina and Boca Ciega Bay in Gulfport. Right now, it is behind fences and is visited mostly by shore birds and birds of prey like ospreys. The birds will remain but soon, people will also become a regular part of the mix. The peninsula is about 40 to 50 feet wide and nearly 450 feet long, said City Manager Jim OReilly. See Public Park, page 8 Water May Taste Different in October By Debbie Wolfe Residents may taste and smell differences in their tap-based drinking water during the month of October due to routine maintenance. Photo supplied by the Centers for Disease Control. A difference in taste or smell could be in store for those drinking tap water in St. Pete Beach or South Pasadena during the month of October due to routine maintenance, according to Pinellas County utility authorities. Beginning Monday, October 1 and running through Friday, October 26, the method of water treatment for Pinellas County and its wholesale See Water, page 31 Municipal Marina Director Denis Frain stands on a city-owned peninsula that just received funding approval for public-access park development from the city council on Tuesday, October 2. The future park is located adjacent to the marina along the shore of Boca Ciega Bay and would include grading and a natural shell-based walking trail, he said. Ofcer Mills Is Brewing up a Team with CouncilBy Debbie Wolfe Gulfports Coffee with a Cop community outreach program is teaming up with councilmembers for regular meetings thanks to a new effort that started with Vice Mayor Christine Brown. In June, Brown contacted Community Policing other councilmembers join with him during evennumbered months. It brings people from the community together councilmember, said Brown. If someone is having can help them. We can also get their ideas about things theyd like to do in the community. Brown suggested the new venue be Scout Hall, 5315 28th Ave. S., which is a city-owned building. Who does not love Scout Hall? she said. Its a beautiful place. It looks and feels like the 50s and its well maintained. Its a venue that doesnt get used as often as it should. They also used recyclable coffee cups and wooden stirrer sticks no plastic straws, said Brown. Weve got the whole set up. See Coffee With a Cop, page 32


2 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 The Blueberry Patch Literary Afternoon All local writers, poets and lyricists are welcome to share their original works with the Blueberry Patchs audience. Literary artists wishing to participate please sign up in advance at the contacts below. Attendees will receive a wristband for entry to the regularly scheduled open mic event on Sunday, October 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. Come out and experience the Blueberry Patch and a showcase of local literary artists. The Blueberry Patch is located at 4923 20th Ave. S. Audience admission is $5. Visit Inktankatthepatch or call 727-709-4763. The Ravens Guild at Gulfport Public Library The Gulfport Public Library will be hosting another monthly meeting for teens, ages 12 to 18, that focuses on the Young Adult Manga and Fantasy genre. There will be entertainment for their interests. This month theyre hosting a Guild party to celebrate and learn about the traditions of Halloween, Allhalloween, All Hallows Eve, and All Saints Eve areas of the world. Come join them for a small dance party after the movie which will include music from K-Pop to Reggaeton so bring your glow swag and come have some clean fun! Cosplay/costumes are welcome! This club will be hosted once a month, every second Saturday in the Friends Meeting Room. Food and drinks will be provided. The next meeting will be Saturday, October 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. For movie title to be shown, please call 727-893-1074.Beta Sigma Phi Activities Gamma Omega Masters regular meeting will be held at the home of Mary Ann Smith on Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. Mary Ann will chapter will hold a Breakfast in the Park at War Veterans Park social on Saturday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m. Hostesses Janet Taylor and Sharon Ingram will arrive early to get the bacon cooking and all other members will bring the other dishes to share. This has been an annual event for the past several years. Joyce Powell, service chairman for Sunshine City Council will be distributing sugar free cookies to the residents at Dolphins View Health and Rehab in South Pasadena. Volunteers from the various chapter assist with this on the second Friday of each month. The next visit is scheduled for Friday, October 12. Sunshine City Council will host the Annual Bay Area Luncheon on Saturday, November 10 at the Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach. This years theme is Patchwork of Friendship. The committee is busy working on favors and decorations as well as working on the skit for entertainment. All Beta Sigma Phis from the bay area are invited Tampa, Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater and Brandon. will be collecting non-perishable food items as their service project. The food items collected is given to the various food pantries in the area. 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.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 3 Polish American Club Anniversary Dance Come celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Polish American Club at 1343 Beach Dr. SE. There will be a live band from 3 to 6 p.m., playing rock and roll, tangos, waltzes and polkas. There will be a Polish dinner served. Call 727-3600584 for dinner reservations or more information. Free Homecoming Dresses The Belle of the Ball Project will provide free homecoming dresses and accessories to in-need high school girls on Saturday October 6, from 10 Holt Ave. The charity will repeat the event on Saturday October 6 and 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 dances only. Donations of dresses and accessories can also be made at the site. Largesized dresses are the biggest need (size 18 to 26) For 39 other convenient year-round donation sites (including all Sun Country Cleaners locations) and more information about Belle of the Ball Project, call 1-877-772-3553 or visit First Friday Flea Market at Senior Center Come visit the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, October, 5 from 9 a.m. to month a selection of home dcor, jewelry, oddities and one of a kinds can be found. They are accepting donations. Call 727-893-2243 after noon and please leave a message. Calls will be returned Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Dr. S. at the Gulfport Marina, will be hosting and serving their next breakfast on Saturday, October 6 from 7 to 11 a.m. Lions members and associate volunteers will be serving all-youcan-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice for $7 per adult. Children under the age of 12 can eat for half price. Bring your family and friends to spend a cool enjoyable morning on this Gulfports beautiful Boca Ciega Bay with optional dining on our outdoor patio and new picnic tables. When you come and support this fundraising activity, you are doing much to help the Lions help those who are in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization, meeting the many needs of those less fortunate. Gulfport Lions, proudly serving since 1948 in their very own Gulfport Club House.


4 Gabber October 4 October 10, 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 Lego Club at Gulfport Library Lego enthusiasts! Come to the Gulfport Library on Tuesday, October 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. for some Lego fun Open to children ages 5 to 10 and a caregiver. Call 727-893-1074 or email Cailey at to sign up. Know Your Numbers and Get a Flu Shot Come to the Senior Center on Thursday, October 11, from 10 yourself and your loved ones. Bring your insurance card and photo ID. Please see front desk volunteer for details on accepted insurances. Its also important to know your numbers. Get your blood sugar and blood pressure checked at the same time. 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. Boating Safely Class at Gulfport Marina A Boating Safely Course will be held in Gulfport on Saturday October 13, at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Building at 3120 Miriam St. S. The course starts at 9 a.m. and concludes around 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person which includes course application to the State of Florida for Boating I.D. Card. For more details contact Marty Richardson at or 727-3223040.


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6 Gabber October 4 October 10, 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 Town Shores residents Jack and Ruth Raburn at the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. They're in front of the Ragu Float, Simmered in Tradition. They helped decorate and it won the National Award in Pasadena, CA. 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 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. (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 Stocks: Nuts and Bolts at Senior Center As you consider your long-term up? In less than 60 minutes, you can evaluate how this type of investment Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts covers the differences between common and preferred stock; dividends; investment strategy and different ways to own stock. Join them at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on Monday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. for this presentation. This program is goals, whether youre just getting started or seeking perspective as a well-seasoned investor. Presented by Scott OBerry of Edward Jones. Refreshments will be served. 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 October 4 October 10, 2018 7 Garden Club of St. Pete Annual Plant Sale The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will have their Annual Plant Sale at 500 Sunset Dr. S. on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plants, garden art, gently used tools and tool sharpening. Food and beverage for sale. For more information call 727-381-9020. 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 Councilmember, Paul Ray. The chat and coffee will occur on Saturday, October 6 between 9 and 11 a.m. at 5315 28th Ave. S. As always during Coffee with a Cop, there is plenty of socializing and meeting old and new friends. Kathleen Peters to Address St. Pete GOP Kathleen Peters, State Representative, former mayor of South Pasadena and candidate for the Pinellas County Commission will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. Following her presentation, she will answer invited to this free event. For more information on this and other club activities, please contact Gus Pries, 727-864-0312. Celebrating Halloween with Junk in the Trunk Imagine the leaves turning, the scent of pumpkin spice, spooky little ghouls and goblins, fall plantings and the aroma of Thanksgiving dinner. Junk in the Trunk (JITT) is right around the corner, helping Gulfport residents to clean, green and recycle Gulfport! Its the October JITT, so they will be celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and all things fall too. There will be a costume contest for kids, monster mashish music, treats and crafts to make, the opportunity to help others and much more. JITT will be held Saturday, October 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. Swap, trash or give away your old furniture, appliances, tires, and other bulk items for free. Please no And theres more. Have Coffee with a Cop, register your bike with the Gulfport Florida Police Department and get a free helmet for kids. Learn how you can help a less fortunate family enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. The Gulfport Community Garden will be on hand to offer gardening tips. As always there will be music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Stay tuned for more details in the Gabber and social media. Call 727893-1118 or 727-698-9471 with any


8 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Public Park, from front pageOriginally, in about 1954, it was dredged out to form a land break to protect the Boca Ciega Yacht Club (BCYC), said Municipal Marina Director Denis Frain. On Tuesday, October 2, Gulfport City Council unanimously approved municipal budget monies and directed staff to apply for a Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) grant to fund the initial phases of a new waterfront park. Known as the BCYC Breakwater Linear Park project in city documentation, it will be developed in up to four phases over time depending on funding. The scope of the project was originally proposed by Mayor Sam Henderson and city council members during the 2018based on previous public discussion meetings, said OReilly. Phase One and Phase Two will an estimated cost of $210,532 coming from the citys capital improvement budget. For Phase One, Cardno Engineering, a national Bay, will develop, design and permit the project in addition to providing construction-monitoring services at a cost of $65,000, said OReilly. This is expected to take from 90 to 120 days. There is lots of time for input from the council and the public, said Vice Mayor Christine Brown. Additional input from residents, members of the nearby Lions Club and people who belong to water-based boat clubs that currently utilize the fenced-in area are important factors, said OReilly. When we did our initial walk through, how to open the access, maintain security for the club and [provide] dry boat storage were factors. Dry boat storage is a revenue generator for the city and were not going to do anything to harm that, he said. At the same time, we want to open up that [peninsula] area. The beach area used by boaters behind the Lions Club will not to be impacted by this project, said OReilly. According to city documentation and staff, and after the council approves a bid for construction that includes proposed renderings, Phase Two will consist of creating public accessibility to the area and the building of small-scale linear docks and piers for bird watching and sunset observation along its Boca Ciega Bay shoreline similar to those that have already been added in the citys 10-acre Clam Bayou Nature Park south of 29th Avenue South on Miriam Street. The peninsula park will be ADA accessible with benches here and there. And, low voltage LED bollard lighting to give it that nice look, said because of the shallow water. In addition, invasive exotic plant species such as Brazilian pepper will be removed from the peninsula and in the adjacent marina area, said Frain. It would be as passive as possible without removing a lot and there would be nothing but mangroves left. Henderson agreed and said, We dont intend to de-tree that peninsula. Its a good birding area. When funding becomes available, Phase Three could be the construction of a two-story scenic overlook tower with a tin roof including signage identifying the City of Gulfport along park, when it is determined. I would really love to see this opened up for the public, said Councilmember Paul Ray. In what could become Phase Four with a total estimated cost of $200,000, councilmembers also directed city staff to seek grant funding from SWFWMD for the possible development of a living shoreline with native coastal grasses and the ability to grow oysters that the agencys Cooperative Funding Initiative (CFI) program. If approved, the CFI program would match one dollar for every nonand natural restoration projects. In the past, Gulfport has been successful in securing SWFWMD funding, most recently for the 49th Street Outfall project adjacent to the marina, said OReilly. For more information about living shorelines in Florida, visit s. If the city is successful in obtaining a CFI grant, the council will need to formally accept the funding along with any associated municipal budget amendments for the parks components. Its such a nice area that right now, you dont have [public] access to at all, said Henderson. Its a fantastic view out across that stretch of the bay [west] toward the channel in the direction of The Don CeSar. [It will] give people the ability to enjoy a nice piece of property with a little solitude. An osprey is just one of the types of birds that make their home at the city-owned peninsula that just received funding approval for public-access park development from the city council on Tuesday, October 2.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 9 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. 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 (ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, etc.) and 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 (from $10 to $100). Dont miss this 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 this event and cash donations can be made at Fall-Themed String Art for Adults Calling all crafters! On Wednesday, October 10 at 1 p.m., the Gulfport Library will be offering string art for adults. Use wood, nails, and colorful string to make a beautiful piece of art inspired by fall. Weave your string around nails to create a gentle autumn leaf to display in your home or give as a gift. Supplies are limited, call 727-893-1074 to sign up. Join South Pasadena Community Band The South Pasadena Community musicians interested in joining. 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. Cardio Drumming on St. Pete Beach Cardio Drumming is a new high-energy dance rhythm program will be a workout for your body, mind and spirit! Finish the workout with a refreshing smoothie brought to you by Lean & Fit Nutrition. This new program is held at St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is only $7 per class. Visit or call 727-363-9245.


10 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 An Evening with Poet Rob McCabe Poet Rob McCabe will discuss his life and literary background, and may share a few poems from his recently published collection of poetry at the Gulfport Library on Monday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. answer session for the audience to learn more about this local author.League of Women Voters Guide In advance of election day, the League of Women Voters of Florida has begun distribution of its 2018 Nonpartisan Voter Guide to help Florida voters make informed decisions prior to voting. The guide explains what voting would accomplish for each of the 12 ballot amendments, allowing voters to obtain the facts they need to make an informed decision. The section in which the candidates for governor, attorney general, chief of agriculture answer a series of Our 2018 Voter Guide provides the straightforward information voters are looking for, and gives Florida voters the opportunity to educate themselves on the amendments that will appear on their ballot in November, says League of Women Voters of Florida President Patricia Brigham. A Spanish language edition of the Voter Guide will also be distributed. The League encourages voters to visit to view a personalized online voter guide featuring local candidates on their ballot.Trunk-or-Treat at St. Pete Beach Recreation The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department is once again hosting their annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event. Come trick or treat in their parking lot from the trunks of cars to get in the Halloween spirit! This event is on Thursday October 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. For more information please call 727-3639245 or visit They are also looking for volunteers to be Trunkers. If interested please download the volunteer form from their website.St. Anthonys Auxiliary Fashion Show St. Anthonys Hospital Auxiliary will celebrate its 66th year by hosting the Bingo and Fashion Showcase St. Anthonys physicians programs and services at the Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center at St. Anthonys Hospital. Single tickets are $65 (includes 10 games of bingo and a drink ticket). For tickets and information please call 727-502-4049.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 11 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 Chiefs Chat Community Forum. 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 is an opportunity to come meet neighbors, from both communities 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 with their combination of tribal, gypsy, bluegrass, 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 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.


12 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Pet Pals Animal ShelterOpal is a true gem, super friendly and energetic. This high-energy girl is looking for a home that 38-pound all-American girl. To adopt Opal call 727-328-7738 .or visit This Week's Solutions Save Our Strays on a mission. He is a high-energy kitty that playing with his toys and romping with other felines in his St. Petersburg foster home. He has been completely vetted and microchipped. Call 727-545-1116 to meet this adventurous kitten. Other felines may be viewed at Gulfport Librarys Grown-Up Movie Series the Gulfport Public Library presents their Grown-Up Film Series. This series is intended to allow adults to enjoy more challenging and complex On Saturday, October 6 at 1 p.m., theyll be celebrating the month of family: how estrangement doesnt always mean people can escape its dysfunction, and how people inherit things that they may not realize from their parents. It stars Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne, and is rated R. this title, or titles for upcoming months, please contact the library at 727-893-1074. 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 always free to the public. On Monday, October 8, there will be a smoking cessation class at 6 p.m. at BayCare Outpatient Center (Carillon), Conference Room B, 900 Carillon Parkway. This two-hour class provides valuable tools to help coping with cravings and physical and emotional symptoms. The class 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 October 4 October 10, 2018 13 ANGELO, GILDA M. (nee GALIZIA), 96, passed away September 10. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Bar, Italy to Vito and Antonetta Galizia. Gilda was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John. Her brother Vito Joseph Galizia, sister Mary and nephew Joseph Bongarzone Jr. also preceded her in death. Prior to moving to Florida Gilda was an active member of the Women's Club Auxiliary in Gulfport, and a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Surviving her is her sister America Stefnagle (Al) and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Friday, October 5, at 11 a.m. DUPES, F. WEST, of Town Shores of Gulfport passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Annabell, his brother, Jon Edward; his children, Deborah; Alan (Krista) and Gregory (Jaime), his grandchildren Aliyah and Isaac. He was a very active member of the Gulfport community and surrounding communities. Most recently he owned the Town Talk and Quarterdeck newspapers. He previously owned Gulfport Travel and Insurance Concepts. West was one of the founding members of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the key to the city of Gulfport in 2016 for his leadership and service. Throughout his lifetime he was a fellow Mason, Big Brothers volunteer, Sunday School teacher and swam on the city of St. Petersburg Master's swim team. He loved to laugh and bring joy and worked with the Clown Alley Club as "Mr. Crumbs." He would help anyone in need and was known for his generosity. He will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure to meet him. A memorial service is planned for Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m. at Brett Funeral Home 4810 Central Avenue, with a reception to follow at Town Shores Club House. Please see the complete obituary at Obituaries Oktoberfest at German American Society Tampa Bays 62nd Annual and most authentic Oktoberfest will be back under the Big Tent at the German American Society, on 66th St. N. in Pinellas Park, just south of 82nd Ave. The doors will open up at 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, October 6 and 7, and October 13 and 14. The Oktoberfest Village offers evening fun for the whole family. Authentic German food and sweets. Imported German beer. Live Oompah music and dancing. This years celebration will feature live German (Oompah) music, German folk dancers, imported German beer, homemade German cuisine, German vendors and more. German American Society of Pinellas County, founded 61 years ago in 1951 and dedicated to preserve, promote and advance the rich traditions and culture brought to America from German-speaking lands. For more info, email Jaysalamon@, visit germantampa. com/oktoberfest2018 or call 727-7917218.


14 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 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 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 12 Luncheon at the Lithuanian Club The Lithuanian-American Club at 4880 46th Ave. N., is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The schedule of luncheons is one week cepelinai and the next week koldunai. The cost is $8 for entre, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays menu is homemade soup, koldunai (meat dumplings), served with bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and coffee. Fresh baked Lithuanian bread is available. Please call 727-337-4240 for reservations or more information. Everyone is welcome. Music and a Meal at Sacred Lands Sacred Lands Music and a Meal night will be on Friday, October 19, trop rock and country singer/ songwriter Darrell Clanton. Come enjoy live music and healthy food in the air conditioned greenhouse waterfront sites in the county. The opening act begins at 7:30 p.m. Gate opens at 7 p.m. Admission is $12. A homemade healthy meal will be available for purchase for $8. For directions and parking information call 727-367-3592 or 727-347-0354 or check the calendar at


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 15 With seasonal coffee, whats your preference: pumpkin spice or peppermint mocha? The GabsAeris Bonds, Gulfport: Pumpkin spice. Peppermint in coffee is just not my favorite. Alison Warner, Gulfport: I dont drink coffee. Its too bitter. Lauren Brown, Gulfport: Pumpkin spice. I just dont feel like peppermint and coffee have a symbiotic relationship. Kathleen Wilson, Gulfport: Peppermint mocha tastes like Christmas!


16 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Memory Cafs Enhance Your Dementia Journey Is dementia part of your world? Are you still living at home? Do you depend on your spouse or care partner to help you with day-today activities to remain active and people who understand what living with dementia is like? If so, Memory Cafs with Dr. Cate and Jane are for both of you! Get out together and stir up some fun. Experts say socializing with others of life. Nobody wants to feel singled out or isolated because of a medical condition. Memory Caf is not a club, its free to attend and a great place to go to meet interesting new people. These are supportive social events designed to brighten peoples lives. Join them in October at any or all of these events: On Monday October 8, there will be a combined group event at Carrabbas Italian Restaurant, 1951 4th St. N. There will also be a Mea Vita (My Life) meeting on October 8 at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N., at 2 p.m. Separate meetings for caregivers and lively activity engagement for care recipients. The Memory Caf is at Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd., on Monday October 15 at 12:15 p.m. Combined group event. Seating is limited. And on Friday, October 19, there will be a mall walk/scavenger hunt at Tyrone Mall at 10 a.m. Meet at 22nd Avenue entrance to Food Court. Followed by more fun at Red Robin Gourmet Burger at 11:15 a.m. Please RSVP to Jane @ sensol@ or 727-327-0167 or Dr. Cate at or 813-384-7571. Essential Oil Classes at the Rec Center Essential oil classes are offered at Gulfport Recreation Center once a month from local Master Herbalist Gilman. In these classes, you will learn 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, October 10, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. minutes prior to start of class and must be done in person. Questions can be directed to Jennifer at 813-2633919 or Jennifer@TheHerbalCabinet. com. Nan Colton is Harriet Beecher Stowe For one night on Saturday, November 16 at the Catherine Hickman Theater at 7 p.m. Nan Colton is a nationally-known actress and playwright who brings to life passionate, live portraits of remarkable women and unforgettable witty performances provide fun and entertainment while leaving audiences with more interesting facts than they had before they came. Florida native Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known for her novel Uncle Toms Cabin and its impact on the emancipation of slaves of Florida stories. Her Palmetto Leaves became a top promoter of Florida in the late 19th century. The one-woman show is sponsored by the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. Proceeds go to the support of projects and programs at the Gulfport Senior Center. Tickets are $20 for non-members of the Foundation and $18 for members. Tickets are available at the Gulfport Welcome Center, at the Foundation door.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 17 United Methodist Second Saturday Singers Come join a fun singing group for all ages that meets once a month to remember and sing beloved songs from Broadway, vintage pop, movie themes, folk songs and spirituals among others. The Second Saturday Singers meet the second Saturday of each month in the music room of Pasadena Community United Methodist Church, 227 70th St. S. They will then present a free concert in the newly renovated sanctuary on April 13 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The conductor is Robert Drick. Get more information at bobd@pccumc. org. Pinellas Seeks Input on Recycling Programs Pinellas County is seeking feedback from residents about their recycling participation, awareness and interest in future programs. Last year, Pinellas County had the highest recycling rate in the state at 82 percent due to a credit for producing renewable energy at its Waste-to-Energy facility and recycling through traditional programs such as curbside recycling. However, there is still room for improvement. Residents can do their part by The Residential Recycling Awareness Survey will help the county determine where to focus its recycling education resources and gauge the effectiveness of recycling programs. The online survey will be conducted by a third-party research partner. To access the link, visit Results will be presented to Solid Waste before the end of the year and the data will be made available on its website.


18 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Gulfport9/20 Missing juvenile in the 900 block of 58th Street South. A juvenile was reported missing by her group home after leaving Boca Ciega High School in the middle of the day and not reporting in. She was located later that evening. warrant arrest in the 5000 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. Sergeant Vandenberg stopped a vehicle for an expired tag. The driver pulled into a parking spot and exited the car and refused to stop. Reshod Long was arrested inside the nail salon for driving on a suspended license and violation of his and eluding. The registered owner of the car, Asia Maxwell, was also inside the nail salon and had a warrant for grand theft. Both were arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. in the 5500 block of Shore a detail on the Casino docks via land and water to enforce boat registrations. 9/23 Crash while driving in the 5900 block of Gulfport responded to a two-vehicle crash. The driver at fault in the crash, Kirkland Mawae, was arrested for and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. The driver of the vehicle he hit was transported to Bayfront Hospital. 9/23 Crash while driving under the in the 5300 block of 28th Avenue South. two-vehicle crash. Kristina Jenness was traveling eastbound on 28th Avenue South and struck a parked vehicle. She was arrested for and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. in the 5000 block of 20th Clague and Pope made contact with a suspicious person on a moped who was at Gulfport Elementary. He had been asked to leave twice for consent to search his backpack and he admitted to having crystal meth in prescription medications in his backpack. Eric Haas was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. in the 2200 block of 53rd Street South. A resident called to report that someone he allowed to use his vehicle had not returned it and he wanted to report it stolen. The vehicle was entered as stolen and later in the the vehicle. The suspect, Jacob Johnson, was arrested for the theft. 9/26 Warrant arrest in the 5400 block of 12th Avenue Sara Soly at her parents residence and arrested her on a burglary warrant issued by the Orange County Battery 9/14, 7:43 p.m., 15th Avenue S and 59th Street S Battery aggravated 9/16, 5 p.m., 4600 block of 29th Avenue S 9/11, 6 p.m., 5400 block of Gulfport Boulevard S 9/22, 2 a.m., 1200 block of 53rd Street S 9/22, 6:34 a.m., 4900 block of 12th Avenue S 9/22, 10 a.m., 5100 block of 12th Avenue S 9/22, 10 a.m., 5200 block of 12th Avenue S 9/22, 10 p.m., 5000 block of 12th Avenue S 9/22, 10 p.m., 5100 block of 12th Avenue S 9/24, 9:30 p.m., 3000 block of Clinton Street S Shoplifting 9/22, 11:02 a.m., 4900 block of 17th Avenue S Theft grand 9/12, 9:30 p.m., 5100 block of Gulfport Boulevard S 9/17, 11:50 a.m., 900 block of 58th Street S Theft petit 9/14, 3:30 a.m., 800 block of 59th Street S 9/15, 5 a.m., 1400 block of 58th Street S 9/18, 10:30 p.m., 5600 block of Shore Boulevard 9/22, 7 p.m., 800 block of Gray Street S 9/13, 1 a.m., 5600 block of 30th Avenue S 9/16, 11:54 p.m., 5000 block of Gulfport Boulevard S 9/19, 6:25 p.m., 5000 block of 12th Avenue SSouth PasadenaBattery 9/20, 11:15 a.m., 3400 block of Pasadena Avenue S 9/14, 10 a.m., 1400 block of Corey Way S Shoplifting 9/20, 8:40 p.m., 1000 block of Pasadena Avenue S Theft grand 9/19, 10:08 p.m., 1500 block of Pasadena Avenue S 9/22, 4:58 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Boulevard S 9/22, 4:59 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Boulevard S 9/20, 11:16 a.m., 3400 block of Pasadena Avenue SSt. Pete BeachBattery 9/12, 11:57 a.m., 4200 block of Gulf Boulevard 9/23, 1:44 a.m., 6200 block of Gulf Boulevard Battery aggravated 9/15, 11 p.m., 500 block of 75th Avenue Shoplifting 9/19, 3:27 p.m., 4600 block of Gulf Boulevard Theft grand 9/11, 2 p.m., 4700 block of Gulf Boulevard 9/23, 10:55 a.m., 800 block of Gulf Way Theft petit 9/13, 12:50 a.m., 3400 block of Gulf Boulevard 9/15, noon, 200 block of Pass-a-Grille Way 9/22, 1:34 p.m., 2000 block of Pass-a-Grille Way 9/24, noon, 7700 block of Boca Ciega Drive 9/24, 1 p.m., 9500 block of Blind Pass Road Trespassing 9/15, 12:39 a.m., 6200 block of Gulf Boulevard 9/15, 5:54 p.m., 5500 block of Gulf Boulevard 9/18, 3:49 p.m., 1500 block of Gulf Way 9/17, 8:10 a.m., 21st Avenue and Pass-a-Grille Way Local Crime WatchA sampling of police reports from Sept. 11 to Sept. 26 in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.Source: Pinellas County Crime Viewer and Gulfport Police Department


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20 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Adult/All Ages Programs French Conversation Club: Tuesdays, 12:30 1:30 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 727-3609069. 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. 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 727-893-1074 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. 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 727-893-1074 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 11-11:30 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, or call 404-3080295. Visit 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 727893-1074 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 727-893-1074. Lego Club: Tuesday, October 16, 3 4 pm. Build with Legos, wood blocks and more! Open to children ages 4-10 with a caregiver. Free Family Movie Series: Saturday, October 20, 1:30 pm. Enjoy an animated feature based on Latino culture that is quite a crowd pleaser! Aspir ing musician Miguel, confronted with his familys ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to nd his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. The lm features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal. Rated PG. Call 727-893-1074 for title. 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 PROGRAMRegistrations 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 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 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, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 RES./$22 NON-RES. TOT-Time Program We 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. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A deposit of $25.00 is required to hold a spot and will be applied to rst months tuition. 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. Oct. 10 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. Kai Chi DoMon., 7 p.m. Call Amina 786-2085580 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 727214-7868


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 21 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 8:00 am 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am 4:00 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 cur rently offers multiple monthly classes, activities, and services for residents over 50 years old. Registration is required. Senior Center registration is easy and free. Special Events Like us on Facebook at 1st Friday Flea Market Fri., 10/5 @ 9 am. Come discover the great selection of jewelry, home dcor, cookbooks, collectibles, and many other goodies. Monthly Memory Screenings 2nd Monday of every month. Ever wonder if your forgetfulness is normal? St. Anthonys Memory Disorder Clinic offers FREE & condential memory screenings to help you make that determination. By appointment ONLY, MUST call 727.893.5657 to schedule. Stocks: The Nuts & Bolts Mon., 10/8 @ 5:30 pm. As you consider your long-term goals, how do stocks measure up? In less than 60 minutes, you can evaluate how this type of investment may t your overall strategy. Refreshments will be served. Presented by Scott OBerry, Edward Jones. Healthy Aging With Dr. Cate: Music-Food for Your Brain & Soul Weds., 10/10 @ 2 pm. Join Dr. Cate & learn how music is processed in the brain, regardless of age or cognitive reserve, what music adds to our emotions, our memories, & how it improves productivity & creativity. Know Your Numbers & Flu Shots Thurs., 10/11 @ 10 am-Noon. Protect yourself & your loved ones. Get your u shot. Bring your insurance card & photo ID. Please see front desk volunteer for details on accepted insurances. Publish on Amazon for FREE Thurs., 10/11 & Tues., 10/30 @ 1 pm. Learn how to publish your novel, memoir, cookbook, joke book, or anything else on Amazon for FREE. Local author, Tom Raif, has written & selfpublished 3 books & will share with you how to do it yourself. MUST call 727.893.5657 to pre-register. Health Talks with Humana Mon., 10/15 10:30am. 2019 Benets 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. Phones For Hearing Impaired Thurs., 10/16 16 Having a problem hearing on the phone? Florida residents with a hearing loss qualify for a free amplied home phone. Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc., Family Center on Deafness issues equipment at the Gulfport Senior Center every third Tuesday of the month be-Department Casino Ballroom5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070Sundays, October 7 & 216 10 p.m.BALLROOM DANCES WITH DANIEL FUGAZZOTTO6 7 pm: Ballroom Lesson with Carol Baker 7 pm 10 pm: Ballroom Dancing $8 admissionFriday, October 127 12 amSOUL NIGHT7 8 pm: Hustle Lesson with instructor Tina Marie Price 8 pm 12 am: Dancing Dance to the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, with an exciting mix of retro and modern music. $10 Admission ($6 Student, enter by 7pm for lesson) No partner needed ~ swingtime.infoCasino 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. 727-893-1070Friday Sunday October 5 78 pmSynchrony Arts ProductionspresentsMary PoppinsSpecially adapted production for the cast of adults with developmental disabilities.Friday & Saturday at 7 pm Sunday Matinee at 3 pm Call 727-269-3343 for tickets and more information.Friday, October 126 8 pmArt Reception with Gulfport Historical SocietyMeet Gulfport photographer Bob Bates, and see his re-created vintage Gulfport photos. Free & open to the public. Cash bar. GEMS Gulfport GetawaysSenior Center registration required. however thereis 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. Oct. 11th Safety Harbor Resort & Spa Take a historic tour of Safety Harbor Resort 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, & guided tour. Meal paid for separately. Oct. 18th The Florida Aquarium Discover many of Floridas aquatic & terrestrial animals & ecosystems. Explore the large simulated wetlands environment located under a tall glass atrium. Observe shallow bays & beaches & a coral reef ecosystem encompassed in half a million gallons of natural seawater. $36 for GEMS Members / $41 for Non-GEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking & admission. Oct. 23rd Creative Clay & Baskin Robbins Creative Clay is an art center that focuses on helping people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts. Come with us to tour the center and support their mission. Plan to spend some time in their consignment shop as well. Afterwards, we will stop by Baskin Robbins for some ice cream. $4 for GEMS Members / $6 for Non-GEMS. Members Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking, & admission. Ice Cream paid for separately. Oct. 29th -OBistro & The Florida Orange Groves Winery Enjoy lunch at OBistros, a local favorite where excellent food is served daily. afterwards, we will tour Pinellas Countys rst and only tropical berry & citrus winery. Sample selections of the 43 different varieties of 100% pure tropical fruit wines.. $14 for GEMS Members / $16 for Non-GEMS. Members Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking, & admission. Meal paid for separately. tween 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. This program is paid for by a surcharge on all Florida households with home phone lines and all business lines, and has been available since 1991. Call 399-9983 for more information. Popcorn & Movie Tues., 10/16 @ 1 pm. Join Dedicated Senior Medical Center & Wellcare for a matinee movie & popcorn in the Catherine Hickman Theater. The Greatest Showman Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who became a worldwide sensation. 2018 Open Enrollment Insurance EXPO Weds., 10/17 @ 3-6 pm. Health Insurance can be confusing: hospitalization, prescription drug coverage, emer gency services, wellness services. This EXPO brings all the available insurance companies to you. FREE admission. Tech Tips with Stetson: Smart Phones & Tablets Fri., 10/19 @ 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. Special Services GEMS (Gulfport Extended Mobility Service) AAffordable Door to Door transportation service. Rides to medical appointments, shopping, and downtown St. Pete for Gulfport residents, 55 years of age or older or disabled. For more information, call (727) 893-2242. Food Pantry Supplemental food assistance for qualifying Gulfport Seniors in need. Pantry is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 3 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: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 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. Please support the Foundation with what you can, when you can! (727) 893-1244 More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto


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Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 23 PLACE YOU R AD TODAY! 727-321-6965 Save On Seafood The Gabber is theBEST way to reach our local customers The Art of Jessica Ryan at Flying Boat Brewing Gulfport artist Jessica Ryan will show 13 original pieces of artwork through the end of October in a 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 as a 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 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 effort. There are multiple 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.


24 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Love Gulfport? So do husband and wife duo Nancy and Roger Hoffman. They love it so much, theyve used it as a backdrop for their recently published childrens book, The Saltwater Kids on Boca Ciega Bay. With Nancy as the writer and Roger as illustrator, the book tells the story of houseboat-dwelling twins, Art and Minnie, as they adventure in Gulfport and prepare for a hurricane. The illustrations and text work together to spotlight multiple locations in Gulfport, including Gulfport Beach, OMaddys, the Gulfport Fire Station, the Gulfport Casino and Beach Bazaar. My parents used to dance at the Casino, said Nancy. Its very nostalgic for me. We lived in Gulfport down by the water for a short period of time and we really loved it, said Roger. We started this really seriously about eight years ago, said Nancy, talking about her professional collaboration with husband Roger. But when I was in college I had to write a childrens book and I had Roger illustrate it and I got an A. Roger has been illustrating all our married life, said Nancy, whos also been a writer for years. In 2010, the pair self-published two picture books, but their current Saltwater Kids series is a more dedicated venture. We get along great, said Nancy. The best part is bouncing ideas off each other and being honest. While their other two titles were self published, The Saltwater Kids on Boca Ciega Bay was published by Reader Publishing Group, a company close to the Hoffmans hearts. Reader Publishing Group is owned by the Hoffmans cousins, George and Carmela Cunningham, who also inspired characters in the book. While reviewing a contract from another publisher, the Cunninghams said, Well why dont you just let us publish it? From what Ive heard from family and friends, its been very well received, said Nancy. Two more books are in the works for the Saltwater Kids series, with the second title being Casting Call. That story will feature Thurgood Marshall Middle School. The 88-page chapter book is available for purchase on, and on 38th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. The Hoffmans will also do a reading at Barnes and Noble in November (date and time to be announced) and copies of the book will be available there as well. Another book reading at Northwest Elementarys Reading Festival is also in the works.Locals Publish Childrens Book Set in GulfportBy Angelina Bruno Author and illustrator, husband and wife duo Nancy and Roger Hoffman. The pair wrote and published an 88-page chapter book for children set in Gulfport, featuring local hotspots like OMaddys, the Gulfport Beach, Gulfport Fire Station and more. An illustration from the book depicting Beach Boulevards Beach Bazaar storefront and post ofce. Various places in Gulfport, including the Casino, pictured here, are highlighted in the book, The Saltwater Kids on Boca Ciega Bay.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 25 The Book Was Better Teen Book Club The Gulfport Library is starting a Teen Book Club of young adult books that have been adapted into recent Every Day by Jonathan Leviathan. Swing by the library to check out a copy of the book. They will meet on Thursday, November 8 at 4 p.m. to chat about the book and watch the movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information and to sign up contact Cailey at 727-8931074 or Gulfport Players Meeting October 5 The Gulfport Community Players will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Elections on Friday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at the Players Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S. An election for vice president, treasurer, and two at-large positions will be held at the meeting. If there is no opposition, these candidates will be elected by a majority vote of members present. The board encourages members to become more involved in productions. They seek set builders, technical and productions crews, and help with various building and administrative duties. Annual membership dues of $20 are due and can be paid at the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, mail your $20 check, payable to GCP, to 1619 49th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Please include your basic contact information including mailing address and email address. Gulfports Spooktakular Halloween Bash The city of Gulfports Recreation Division is preparing for their 2018 Spooktakular Halloween Bash set for Wednesday, October 31, at the Gulfport Recreation Center at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. All the spooktakular festivities will begin at 7 p.m. The bash will include trunk-or-treat, an out-of-thisworld haunted house, a boo-room for toddlers, carnival games with candy and prizes, a haunted snack shack and a costume contest for the children and their family. The haunted snack shack will sell hot dogs for a $1, potions for 50, chips for 50 and popcorn for 50. The costume contest will begin at 8 p.m. Winners will be chosen from eight age categories: 0 to 1, 2 to 3, 4 to 5, 6 to 7, 8 to 9, 10-12, 13-17 and family. There will be three awards given in each age category. The fun ends at 9 p.m. 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 and overnight lock-ins. 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 is $2 for residents and $22 for non-residents. For information call John at 727-893-1079.


26 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Sanding Ovations on Treasure Island All it takes is a pile of sand, some buckets of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece, at least for 10 master sculptors who return to Treasure Island for the 10th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival from November 14 through 18. The masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level is the big appeal, supplemented by the giant sponsor sculpture created by Treasure Islands own Meredith and Dan Doubleday of Sanding Ovations professional sand sculptors. The beach food court and beer gardens, an arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music make it a must-see event won Treasure Island. The city of Treasure Islands 10th Annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup is free and open to the public. For event schedules and other Sanding Ovations info, visit or call Treasure Island Parks & Recreation at 727547-4575 ext. 237. St. Anthonys Free Memory Screenings Are you concerned about your memory? On Monday, October 8, the St. Anthonys Memory Disorder Clinic memory screenings and support at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. By appointment only. For more information and to schedule your screening, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. 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. They still have a nice selection of bedding as well. Two new to you racks of freshly laundered 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. You need to check them out. 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.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 27 TI Art Guild Weekly Workshops Resume The weekly workshops offered by Treasure Island Art Guild are back. 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. For more information visit 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. SHINE Mural Festival Returns to St. Pete Bringing more than 17 new murals to the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival returns on October 6 to 14, showcasing public murals by a diverse group of artists from around the world. In all, 37 artists are involved in SHINE There will be a lecture on street arts history, an interactive panel with those specializing in the medium, and an exhibition of local artists whose work can be seen on the streets. Additionally, there will be a fashion installation with posed with live music, DJs, drinks, artwork, and great people! The SHINE reception will be held Saturday, October 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. It features artists from this years festival as well as local street artists and muralists. The exhibition will be open to the public October 8 to 27. For more information about activities please go to


28 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). In some certain person than you do when you are not. It may frighten you to seem to need someone, but it shouldn't really. This isn't dependency; it's appreciation. And you're the one generating the good feelings because of the special way you see others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your smile changes depending on who is on the receiving end of it. So does your voice. Possibly, so does your whole personality. The people around us make a difference in who we are, a fact that's undeniable this week. You've your realm. Be on the lookout; here they come. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The Choose "we" over "I" to emphasize teamwork. Choose "will" over "try" because the hard-core believe there how to do it or not. You're getting your head into a new game this week because you need a breakthrough, and you'll have one. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Progress will have to do with thinking productively. There are a lot of true ideas, but which ideas are also (SET ITAL)helpful(END ITAL)? There are a lot of solutions that are fair, but which are also going to lead to a positive change? You'll be letting go of some emotional baggage in favor of the brighter future coming together before your eyes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's nice to get a little pump-up of power -proof that you're important, that you matter. It's even better to realize that that you're important and you matter without the extra evidence. It will happen both ways this week. You'll get your props, and it will probably be after you're feeling grateful for what's already yours. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It will fall on you to educate others about the situation they're not seeing. Perhaps it's obvious, and maybe they should be seeing it. Of course, that's beside the point. Life gets easier because you choose to accept people for where they are right now and to walk together for the next stretch. As a group, you're stronger. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some of what you think you were born with is actually more of a creative process. You're assembling it as you go. Things that fall into the category: personality, interests, spirituality and even your strengths. You're still becoming you. Experiment and have some fun with the process of building yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are handling things one step at a time. You can do it. You will do it. You are doing it. Make this your mantra. Say it over and over until it crowds out the unhelpful thoughts, until you don't have to say anything to yourself at all because everything in you is engaged in getting it done. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Torn? It's because your need to feel included is in direct competition with your need for independence. There's something you must accomplish and whether or not you have company in the task is beside the point. Be brave. Trust that you already belong, and that you can always join the group again later. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People reveal themselves slowly over time. It's also true that they change over the season, maybe even day to day. Knowing someone is never a people are today without assuming things based on who they were yesterday. This relationship secret will hold you in good stead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Lately, a theme has emerged, and now it's repeating as if to demand your attention. This has to do with some unsettling piece of drama that do with. Process it. Don't let it keep getting in your way. You're going to have to let go of it eventually. Why not now? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). No person is beneath you or above you. You know it and feel it on a basic human level. And yet there are comes to friendship, love and work. It's certainly not snobbish to want to spend time around people who are good for you and help you stay at your healthiest and best.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 29 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. 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 military personnel (veteran or active 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 and blue are generally used. Much is donated by Fabric Smart, the ladies who sew, or from other very generous community-minded donors. are presented to those well-deserving heroes living in our community. The public is invited to view the hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Teen Night Program at Recreation Center Registrations have begun at the Gulfport Recreation Center for the 2018-2019 Teen Night Program for teens in middle school to age 17. The cooking projects, service projects and overnight lock-ins. 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 is $2 for residents and $22 non-residents. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079. Preschool Storytime Every Wednesday Weekly pre-school storytime is on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Come to the Gulfport Library every week for stories, songs, movement, making new friends and a craft! Open to 3-to5-year-olds and a caregiver. For more information call Cailey at 727-8931074 or


30 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 By Debbie Wolfe Soon, the Gulfport History Museum will be undergoing architectural repairs and restoration following a to approval of the citys $115,458 insurance claim by council on Tuesday, October 2. St. Petersburg and South Pasadena worked together on the morning of Labor Day Monday to save the museum. The majority of the exterior damage occurred on the front porch. The wooden building, which is about 100 years old, is locally designated as historical. Because of this, the council needed to vote on any proposed changes including repairs and restoration, said City Manager Jim OReilly. Both the structure and contents are covered by the citys insurance that has a $1,000 deductible, said OReilly. According to city documentation, the total cost for structural repairs by Signal Restoration Services, a national-level corporation, will not exceed $93,000 while $22,458 is earmarked to Art Recovery Technologies of Tampa and Orlando to restore contents that were damaged by smoke or water. The process begins with design and engineering that includes permitting by the city, said OReilly. Work on the building and its contents will begin in about one month depending on the permitting Historical Society runs the museum located at 5301 28th Ave. S. and curates the collection. The city owns the History Museum building and related land, which is leased to the society for $1 per year. Strawless Summer From July 1 through September 30, a total of 23 Gulfport restaurants, bars and cafes agreed to voluntarily participate in a city-sponsored initiative called the Strawless Summer Challenge that was designed to eliminate the routine use of single-use plastic straws in an effort to protect wildlife and the environment. By taking the pledge, the businesses are spotlighted for one year on the following city webpage (visit mygulfport. us/strawless-summerchallenge) and their logos will be featured on an advertising banner that will be located on the north fence line of the beach volleyball courts, said Cultural Facilities Events Supervisor Justin Shea. Plastic straws were not a customer, said Shea. Many businesses switched to paper straws as an alternative. Though the 90-day challenge has formally ended, businesses are expected to keep the momentum going on a voluntary basis, said OReilly. Some businesses will expand the effort to include using wooden as opposed to plastic drink stirrers along with providing eco-friendly alternatives to plastic utensils, bags and Styrofoam containers for take-out orders, said Shea. I would like to thank Terry Foster because she was the head of the plasticfree initiative in the city of Gulfport, said Shea. He also thanked everyone in the city who participated. Will Be Free Thanks to a unanimous approval of a resolution by council, it will soon be easier from the internet while at the Casino or beach. The three-year agreement with Spectrum/Charter connection at the Casino with guaranteed upload and download speeds of 50mbps. will include the Casino and Council Approves History Museum Fire Repairs, Restoration Gulfport Historical Society President Cathy Salustri reviews some of the History Museums collection to prepare for insurance estimates from restoration specialists. The citys insurance policy will cover the repairs to ooring along with holes in the wall and ceiling areas of the History Museum created by reghters during a September 3 re.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 31 extend along the beach area to the Recreation Center, said Gulfports IT Director Dave Mather. The new service will be fast enough streaming videos like those broadcast during volleyball tournaments, said Councilmember Dan Liedtke. The monthly cost to the city will be $599 with a one-time installation fee of $250. The service will be available free to the public without the need for a password. Water, Sewer Agreement Approved Following negotiations at the administration and staff levels, a 10-year agreement for St. Petersburg to supply potable water and waste water services to Gulfport was recently achieved, said OReilly. The current 30-year agreement between the two municipalities, dated October 6, 1988, ends on October 5, 2018. Council unanimously approved the new interlocal agreement that will begin on October 6, 2018. At the councils June 19 meeting, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. Study that projected water and sewer rates over a 10-year period. Their study includes a variety of assumptions and conditions such as estimated annual wholesale rate increases from St. Petersburg at a rate of 3.25 percent over the next For Gulfport consumers with an average monthly water usage volume of 4,000 gallons per month, the rate change will mean an increase of $1 Afterward, the rate will increase from 2020 through 2028 will range from 2.5 percent to 8 percent depending Water, from front pagecustomers will be changed from chloramine to chlorine disinfection as part All residents of Gulfport will be unaffected by this maintenance process because the city contracts with St. Petersburg for tap water, said City Manager Jim OReilly. Documentation from Pinellas County says that kidney dialysis patients should not be impacted, but [they] should contact their dialysis care provider for more information about chlorine treatment. already have a system in place to remove chloramines, but [they] should The annual chlorine maintenance process continues to run smoothly every year with increased cooperation and commitment from our customers, said David Porter, public utilities director, in a September 29 Patch article. We thank our customers in advance for their patience as maintenance procedures begin. According to county documentation, chlorine was used as the primary disinfectant in the water for more than 50 years prior to 2002. The county switched to chloramine in 2002 to ensure compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency standards. The county says that many communities using chloramine routinely convert back to chlorine for short periods of time to maintain system water For more information, visit or call 727-4644000.


32 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 Coffee With a Cop, from front pageGulfport Vice Mayor Christine Brown, third from left, worked with Community Policing Ofcer Zack Mills, second from left, to kick off a new series of Coffee with a Cop meetings that now includes a councilmember. The effort began in June and will continue in each even-numbered month. Pictured on Saturday, August 11 at Scout Hall from left are Gulfport Volunteer Coordinator James W. Wright, Mills, Brown, Blaise Harwitt of Gulfport, Nancy and Ed Rutledge of Gulfport, Dave Ellis of Largo and Shelly Vail of Gulfport. Members of the Community Emergency Response Team, led by Gulfport about services such as Protech DNA for people who wish to protect and have a better chance of recovering their stolen valuables. Spring and summer means snowbird residents in the area have returned north so attendance is not going to be as busy. We understand that, said Mills. But, so far, things are going great. For variety, he said that locations for the meeting could change. We can do it anywhere like at a beach pavilion, Scout Hall or, like in the past, at a local coffee shop, said Mills Anywhere is great. We want it to have a community feel. On Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Coffee with a Cop meeting will be held at the Gulfport Lions Club and will feature co-sponsor Councilmember Paul Ray. The club is located at 460 Tifton Drive South. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with a serving of scrambled eggs, link sausage and orange juice will be offered by the Lions as a fundraiser for a donation of $7 per adult with children under 12 eating for half price. Coffee and conversation at the Coffee with a Cop meetings are always free. In December, the plan is to move the meeting back to Scout Hall featuring co-sponsors Mills and Mayor Sam Henderson, said Brown. We want a councilmember here just to be able to represent the government have, said Brown. Getting to know people is a big thing. At the Saturday, August 11 meeting, Brown said, Theres people here Ive never met before and Im excited about that. Browns hope is to have a councilmember at each meeting. If needed, Ill be happy to do them all, she said. And, she hinted, the next time she co-hosts a meeting, there might be some homemade carrot cake. Being a team with councilmembers is a great way to build relationships in the community, said Mills. And, its a great way for people to get their concerns addressed in their neighborhoods. We can help out. For announcements about meeting times, venues and co-sponsors, visit the police departments Facebook page at 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. There are still a few tables left so contact Linda before its to late at lc33711@gmail. com. It's $40 for an eight-foot table. 20 tables so dont let time run out. 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, 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 the tradition to the next generations. The past three years have been sold out, so book your tickets early at 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. Nick Setteducato will sing favorites from the 60s to today; beverages will be available for purchase, and there Tickets are $15 in advance for adults and kids 12 years and up. Children under 12 are free with one adult ticket. Tickets are at


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 33 Vote for 2019 Gecko Ball Theme Community members are encouraged to vote now for the theme of next years Gecko Ball, taking place on Saturday, August 24, 2019. In its 11th year, the event continues to gain popularity through its representation and celebration of the Gulfport community and the citys mascot, the gecko. The ball has taken on many other memorable themes. Each theme dcor, drinks, food and music. Event organizers and volunteers have narrowed the choices to these three for public voting: Gecko Band Stand a celebration of all genres of music and dancing featured on the popular American Bandstand television show from 1952-1989. of expression, laughter, comedy, entertainment, and movement with just a hint of sensuality. Think cancan girls! Geckos of the Round Table a celebration of medieval times and characters including knights, maidens and dragons. To vote for one of these themes, send a private message to event organizers via the Gecko Ball Facebook page @GeckoBall or email Please note that public Facebook posts will not be counted as votes. Use only one method to vote. One vote per person will be counted. The deadline to vote is October 31. The winning theme will be determined by the most votes and will be announced in November. The chosen theme also extends to Gulfports other events within Gecko World including the 2019 Art Gecko Show, Gecko Crawl and GeckoFest. All Gecko events are sponsored by Chamber. A portion of proceeds from these events will be donated through a grant process each year. For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to GeckoBall, or contact John Haugen at


34 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 How Should My Business Be Set Up? (Part I) advising and counseling numerous clients concerning how to legally set up a new business venture. As types of business entities that may be utilized will be presented in this basic choices which an entrepreneur or new business owner may wish to consider are: Sole Proprietorship; General Partnership; Limited Partnership; Corporation; and "S" Corporation. In this article, we will examine a sole proprietorship and a general partnership. Sole Proprietorship 1 A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business owned by a single individual. A sole proprietorship is not a legal entity separate from its owner. 2. The owner of a sole proprietorship has unlimited liability for the debts and obligations of the business. The owner, therefore, must rely on personal assets or insurance for protection against creditors. 3. For income tax purposes, income and loss of the sole proprietorship passes directly to the sole proprietor and is reported on his individual income tax return. 4 No special organizational documents are necessary to begin business as a sole proprietorship. 5. The advantage of a sole proprietorship is that it is a simple means of beginning a business. 6. In Florida, an individual who engages in business has a sole name with the Florida Secretary of B. General Partnership 1. A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more individuals, corporations, or other entities engaging in business 2. Like a sole proprietorship, a general partnership is not a separate legal entity. Each partner in a general partnership is personally liable for the partnership liabilities. 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 separate income tax return for federal income tax purposes. However, this is merely an information return. Generally, all income passes to the general partners and is reported on their individual income tax returns. Losses are also passed through, subject to limitations, which will be made stricter if proposed changes in the tax laws are implemented. 4. Although no written documentation is necessary to form a general partnership, normally the rights and obligations of the various partners (including their shares of income, losses, and cash distributed a written partnership agreement. The partnership agreement may also specify the manner in which the business is to be operated, and may designate a managing general partner who serves the function of in the absence of contrary provisions in the partnership agreement, the business affairs of the partnership are governed by a majority vote of the partners. 5. Generally, the transfer of a than a transfer of corporate stock. Restrictions on the transferability of a partnership interest may agreement, and transfers normally partners. 6. In Florida, a general partnership registration. 7. Generally, the death, insanity, or withdrawal of a general partner from the partnership "dissolves" the partnership, although the remaining partners may elect to continue the partnership business in a new partnership. 8. Generally, each general partner is an agent of the partnership and has the power to bind the partnership. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson Petersburg, FL. The phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles. If the law, please consult an attorney.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 35 By Abby Baker Teg Wagner is no stranger to hospital rooms, where he uses his gifts as a musician to treat children with illnesses and disabilities. In 2001, Wagner started Music Sweet Music (MSM), a South uses music therapists and special instruments to neurologically help patients with mental and physical issues. Im a musician by trade, but I wanted to do more with my music, said Wagner. This is all volunteer for me. Music Sweet Music most instrument called a QChord, the guitar and singing voices to soothe and re-focus patients. Neurologically, if there is a damaged part of the brain, the music will help, said Wagner. At Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital, doctors team up with music therapists to assist children with disabilities. Children with physical limitations, autism, speech impediments and traumathe music sessions. The doctor will call us in for procedures, like they might have us work with a child while hes getting a spinal tap, said Wagner. Currently the organization has that travel to hospitals and homes to treat patients. According to Wagner, Music Sweet Music treats about 15,000 people annually. Their studio, decorated with stuffed bears and colorful toys, is being sound-proofed while the team travels to patients. While MSM focuses mainly on children, some clients have aged with the organization and are now 20 to 30 years old. We would never turn anybody away, said Wagner. One of MSMs clients is a rape survivor that was attacked and left to die outside a library when she was only 18. The brutal assault left her unable to walk or speak on her own. The woman began receiving Local Group Uses Music Therapy to Help Patientstreatment from Music Sweet Music among other types of therapy. Another patients mother told Wagner that the last time she saw her terminally ill child smile was when he was given a donated QChord. donates instruments to children in need and has given free treatment This has really opened my eyes, said May Graci, MSMs public The Founder of Music Sweet Music, Ted Wagner, holds a QChord, an instrument that music therapists use to soothe and relive patients. relations manager and assistant to Wagner. You and I can complain all the time but when you see someone who needs help, its different. The organization is funded solely through donations and fundraisers. Each QChord is about $400, and an average, used guitar is anywhere from $300 to 600. For more information about Music Sweet Music, or if you are interested in donating, visit the website at PLACE YOU R AD TODAY! 727-321-6965 Mike BrandenburgThe Gabber is theonly advertising I use because I get such good response from our ads


36 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 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. Please contact Magda at 727-214-7868 for more information. No experience needed. SPC Jazz Band at St. Petersburg College The SPC Jazz band, directed by David Manson, will perform at the St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 5th Ave. N., on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. The big band jazz concert will feature swing, bebop, Latin jazz and vocal arrangements with singers Sonja and Katherine Knippel. Admission to the concert is free. For information about upcoming SPC events, please visit artscalendar. 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. 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. this please call Pam Lanning at 727347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 727381-2499, Ext. 214. 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 nonresidents. 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 727-893-1068 for more information.


Gabber October 4 October 10, 2018 37 K-5th Grade Science Club at Gulfport Library Attention young scientists! Do you love exploring the world around you through hands-on activities? Gulfport Librarys weekly K-5th grade science club is back! Join them on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. They try a fun new hands-on activity every Monday and meet other young scientists and engineers in the community! Parents get to join in on the fun too. For more information contact Cailey at 727893-1074 or 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. at Gulfport Recreation Center. Class fees are $8 per class or $25 for the calendar month. First class is free. Contact Denise at 813-777-9964 or Exciting New Titles at the Circle Bookshop Thanks to some wonderful donations the shelves of the Circle of Friends Bookshop at the Gulfport 25 sale cart has been completely refreshed with bargains galore. Check out the many home renovation books as well as a wide variety of craft books. The spirituality and health and wellness sections and the classics are the most popular offerings. The bookshop is located in the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. Please call Marilyn Field at 727-321-4035 if you have any 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 Ian McKellan, Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis, 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) Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Licensing restrictions prohibit general press releases. But feel free to call the library at 727-893-1074 for and more information at mygulfport.


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