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FREEEvery Thur sda yOnline Ev er ydayt heGabber .com No. 2591 November 1 November 7, 2018 Local Home Halloween Decorations BewitchBy Debbie Wolfe Pete the Pirate just happened to jump on, said Laurissa Bartle, 2408 58th St. S. Her boyfriend, Richard Morehead, built the mailbox bike display. In the basket is Randy Rat, she said. People stop in the middle of the street or pull off the road to take a picture, she said.See Decorations, page 24 Hurricane Trucks Return from Relief Missions By Abby Baker Last week, both John Riesebeck of Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ in Gulfport and Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson headed to the destruction in north Florida following Hurricane Michael. It was thousands of people, Riesebeck said. We really made a huge impact the people could not believe their eyes. Both left in 26-foot rented trucks, loaded with supplies donated by the local community. Both reported helping a large number of hurricane victims. It was really hard, said Henderson after seeing the destruction caused by Michael, See Hurricane Relief, page 40 Gulfport Votes 100% Aims for Large TurnoutBy Debbie Wolfe In an effort to increase political voting participation, a local group of people banded together this summer to form the non-partisan Gulfport Votes 100% initiative. They also wanted to have fun while building voting muscles in people that maybe havent been as engaged before, said Ingrid Brendenberg, the groups organizer. Recently, the group participated in GeckoFest to publicize their goal of increasing voter turnout. Having non-partisan, uplifting and positive conversations about voting is such a fun thing to do. Its easy for people to say, Yeah, I can do that, she said. I meet my Gulfport neighbors in doing this, so its been very rewarding. The group has done a good job of promoting awareness of the initiative, procuring funding and organizing volunteers, said Gulfport Councilmember Paul Ray. I was honored to be able to assist in getting volunteers and [the free transportation service] GetGo to provide rides to and from the polls as well as helping in the promotion. (For more information about GetGo rides, call 727-542-7757 or visit GulfportGetGO.) The most important aspect of this communitybased effort is that it is non-partisan, said Ray. See Votes 100%, page 31John Riesebeck, left, of Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ drops off bottled water to Mayor Sam Henderson and the city of Gulfport's hurricane relief truck just before its departure. Photo courtesy of the city of Gulfport.


2 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 CorrectionIn an article in last weeks issue [New Coalition Aims to Help LGBTQ Elders October 25, 2018], contact information given at the bottom of the story was incorrect. People who would like to learn more about opportunities for LGBTQ elders or to become involved in the program should contact Joy Winheim at 727-3285525, or email her at Winheim@ The Gabber regrets the error. Cemetery Connections aff or dable cemetery pr oper ty727-527-1177 (ask f or Mik e) wn Crypts Help the Gulfport Historical Society Historical Society emphasized the need for them to archive and digitize the many artifacts in their collection. Tax rolls, original maps, photographs, and other historical records need to random acts of disaster. They need help with the cost and labor of digitizing, and there are a few ways people can help. Donate. Whatever you can. Even $5 helps. Go to info@ for more information. You can also donate at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar. You can Volunteer with them. They need volunteers at their events, people who can get comfortable using the Square for our booth at Holiday Hoopla, people they can train as tour guides and people to check in folks at their twice-monthly original walking tours. If you can help with any or all of these things, you can sign up at go/20f054bafac29a3ff2. If youd like to be a tour guide, please reach out to Cathy Salustri at cathysalustri@ Whatever you choose to do, help support them and become a part of this amazing, resilient, historical community. The Ravens Guild at the Gulfport Library The Gulfport Public Library will be hosting the next Ravens Guild meeting for teens ages 12 to 18, that focuses on the Young Adult Manga and Fantasy genre. There will be entertainment and for their interests. This month, they will feature the Imagination Station Socratic seminar, where the guild members will enjoy an open discussion about different manga/ anime styles and learn skills they will use later in life while having fun! Conversations will be based off select sections in the text: Anime Essentials: Everything a Fan Needs to Know, by Gilles Poitras. Refreshments are provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library. The next meeting will be on November 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. For movie title to be shown, please call 727-893-1074. also make monthly donations easily. They can debit your checking account or credit card for any amount you choose, from $5 to $100. Pre-order a commemorative Labor Day Fire t-shirt or postcard. Local artist Steve Smith based his design on a screenshot from a video taken of Visit the Gulfport Beach Bazaar and buy something from the Societys Square Mullet Gift Shop. Become a member. They have membership levels for every budget, and you can pay for your membership over the course of one year. Become a business member. advertising and other perks.


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4 Gabber November 1 November 7, 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 Woofstock: a Pup Crawl Fun-Raiser and bring your canine buds for an afternoon of fundraising, peace, love and pubs! Historic Waterfront Arts District on Saturday, November 3 from 2 till 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in, as they raise their cups in the battle against canine cancer. Emmas Foundation for Canine Cancer needs funding to provide to pay for the treatment of their beloved pet. Animal lovers can help reach Emmas $500,000 goal by purchasing Woofstock Gulfminster PawsPort, event Woofstock is dog-friendly and they suggest arriving decked out in 60s gear with your canine sidekick and purchasing PawsPorts in advance. PawsPort are available at Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S., and at Saltys, 5413 Shore Blvd. S. There will be chances to win the Gulfminster Dog Show in different categories. Judging and awards will take place at 7 p.m. at Saltys. Each class will be judged by an esteemed panel of three judges. One pup will win the 2018 Best in Show Grand Woofstock Gulfminster Trophy. For more information or to donate, contact SIK Promotions, Inc. at 727-3225217 or at


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6 Gabber November 1 November 7, 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 Judy House of Idaho Falls, Idaho took the Gabber to a family reunion at Cape Kawanda in Pacic City, Oregon last August. Volunteers Needed for Area Cleanup Gulfport Neighbors will host a cleanup of Gulfport Beach on Saturday November 10, from 9 till 11 a.m. Meet at the Recreation Center at Shore Blvd. and 58th St. S. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and make a difference in the community. The Gulfport Neighbors will be cleaning up the beach and surrounding area. They have a limited number of picker/grabber tools available. If you have one, please bring it with you. Gloves, sun protection and comfortable footwear are also recommended. Water will be provided. For more information visit


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 7 Painted Rock Cacti for Teens If youre in grades 6 to 12, come to Gulfport Library for a rock painting party! Decorate a collection of rocks, then assemble them to look like an adorable cactus that youll never need to water! Theyll rock the world on Thursday, November 1 at 5 p.m. in the Reading Garden. Call 727-893-1134 for additional details.Discover the Island Egmont Key Fundraiser Come to Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 and join the Egmont Key Alliance Discover the Island fundraiser while you enjoy one of Tampa Bays gems! The 160-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages. See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on their self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature. There will be childrens games, a silent auction and a viewing of the lighthouse. There will be live birds of prey from Boyd Hill Preserve, the Egmont Shanty Singers, presentations on history presentation. Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 p.m. Day passes including the ferry are $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 to 18. and $10 for kids 6 to 11. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Bay Pier boarding site starting at 8:30 a.m. each day. Follow the brown Egmont Key Ferry signs to the location. Discover The Island is the 18th annual fund-raiser for the Alliance, Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring and preserving the island. To get more information please go to Look for the Discover the Island link on the left side of the webpage.Gulfport Lions Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club located at 4630 Tifton Drive South at the Gulfport Marina will be hosting and serving another popular breakfast of Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, November 3 from 7 to 11 a.m. Lions members and associate volunteers will be serving all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, grits, coffee, tea and orange juice for $7 per adult. Children under the age of twelve can eat for half price. In conjunction with this breakfast, the club will be selling yard sale items from cleaned out inventory and contributions from the members. Bring your family and friends to spend a cool enjoyable morning overlooking Gulfports beautiful Boca Ciega Bay with optional dining on our outdoor patio and newly rebuilt picnic tables. Gulfport Lions is a service organization, meeting the many needs of those less fortunate.


8 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Music & DancingTues/Thurs7-10pmKaraokeFriday Night Saturday NightStage West We H ave Pull Ta bs Ser ving L unch!Mon~Sat 11~3 Ne xt Blood Bank T. B .A. Blueberry Patch Features Hitchens The next Blueberry Patch Literary Afternoon on Sunday, November 4 will showcase the works of journalist and author Christopher Hitchens. It starts at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. The Blueberry Patch is at 4923 20th Ave. S. For more information go to Inktankatthepatch or call 727-3456427. Sock Hop with the Impacs at the Casino Step back in time as you dance to the sounds of the 50s and 60s with the legendary Impacs. The Impacs of the 2019 season at the Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom on Friday, November 30. Tickets, in advance, are two for $25, or $15 each and available at the Gulfport Casino Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. The fun begins the night of the show with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and live music starting at 7 p.m. Admission at the door, the night of the show, is $20 per person. Tickets are on sale now at the Gulfport Casino Bazaar. For more information, call the Gulfport Casino Ballroom at 727893-1070.A Food Truck Rally with a Twist The TOP Food Truck Rally and Talent on the Point amateur talent show is a chance to eat, shop and be merry; show off local residents talents; and support a good cause. The event is the second organized by a coalition of local neighborhoods to promote the revitalization of a struggling shopping mall in Greater Pinellas Point and encourage community togetherness. The fall rally is set for Saturday November 3, at the Skyway Plaza, 1079 62nd Ave. S., from noon to 5 p.m. It will include 10 food trucks, lots of vendors and exhibitors, and a bike rodeo. But the highlight of the event is the Talent on the Point amateur talent show, where Pinellas residents with any shred of talent are invited to perform. Performances will be judged by the audience, so entertainers are encouraged to bring their friends along to cheer. For more information or to sign up to be a vendor or performer please visit Halloween Decoration Contest Winners The city of Gulfport would like to thank all the residents who participated in this years Halloween Decorations Contest. this year, as they had several spooktacular entries! Congratulations to the winner of the general theme, Mark and Sonya Walling at 2645 48th St. S., and the winner of the commercial theme, the Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. The other participating sites are: 3131 56th St. S., 2020 58th St. S., 1207 59th St. S., 1326 Gray St. S., 1026 61st St. S., 5005 12th Ave. S., 1403 52nd St. S., 5317 Tangerine Ave. S., 5321 Tangerine Ave. S., and 5310 19th Ave. S.


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10 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Leave Some Room for the Great Blue HeronsDear Editor: I have lived in the Marine area of Gulfport for 25 years and I walk at Clam Bayou almost every morning. The little spit of land across the channel from the Coast Guard station is scheduled to become another park for humans. There are great blue herons nesting over there! They see humans as predators. We humans have so many lovely parks in Gulfport to walk through with our dogs and children. Could we maybe make that little spit of land a preserve just for the birds instead? We could plant habitat for even more birds over there. Maybe we could put in some observation binoculars along the sea wall in front of the Coast Guard station so folks could watch the birds from afar. I believe if we walk over there the birds will be gone. Let's reconsider.Diana Robbins GulfportLetters Letters to the Editor The Gabber encourages letters and commentary. Keep letters as brief as possible. Letters must be signed by the author and may be emailed to, or sent to the Gabber ofce. Commentary posted to or on Gabber Facebook pages may also appear in the paper. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. HARRIET BEECHER STOWEA live historical portrayal by NAN COLTON of this world-renowned American writer and abolitionist who lived in Florida after the Civil War. Your chance to meet one of the most inuential women of her era!F Catherine A. Hickman Theater T ickets are $18Nan Colton is a playwright, director, storyteller, actress, and arts educator who has performed and lectured professionally on stages throughout South Africa, Great Britain, and the United States. She brings to life passionate, live portraits of remarkable women and unforgettable tales of fact and ction.Pre-show tickets on sale at: or at the door prior to performance.Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation presents...


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 11 Tennis Clinics for Kids and Adults The Gulfport Recreation Center offers off site tennis classes taught by Jack Carey Jr. at Chase Park, at the corner of 53rd St. S. and 27th Ave. S. On Tuesdays, Jack teaches Quick Start Tennis for kids 10 and under from 5 to 6 p.m. and Intermediate Adult from 6 to 7 p.m. On Thursdays, Jack teaches Point Playing juniors from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information contact Jack at 727-280-4276, jack@ or check out his website at New Fall Fitness and Yoga Classes The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. will be offering three new classes this Fall. Body Movement & Being, Yoga and Laughing Yoga will all be offered. Body Movement & Being will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Yoga will be on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Scout Hall, 5315 28th Ave. S., on Wednesdays beginning on November 14. Laughing Yoga classes will be on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Scout Hall beginning November 7. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. For more information, call 727-893-5657. Veterans Day Parade Registration Get your family, organization or business in on the fun! During Heroes Weekend the city of Gulfport will host the Veterans Day Parade on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to join the parade on Beach Boulevard. If you are interested in participating, please stop by City Hall at 2401 53rd St. S. to pick up an application or download and print a copy at the citys website and scroll down under the tab Veterans Parade Registration. The deadline to enter the parade is Monday, November 5. This is a great opportunity for local organizations to participate in this wonderful event Heroes Weekend. Please contact Kristin Ossola at 727-893-1118 or kossola@mygulfport. us for more information. 425 Any Thursday in November


12 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 This Week's Solutions Save Our StraysIntroducing adorable 2-month-old kittens, Carole and Claire. Super friendly, they were initially bottle fed along with their brother, Carl, a blackand-white fellow. The trio presently has a ball in their foster home in St. what you are looking for. Call 727-5451116 to meet and fall in love with one or two or three. All Save Our Strays felines are vetted, vaccinated and microchipped. View other kittens/cats at Pet Pal Animal ShelterOpal is a true gem that is super friendly and energetic. This high-energy girl is looking for a home that will 38-pound All-American girl. See more animals at Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m. Music Lovers Karaoke with Mary Phillips Tuesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Magiktones Band with Karen and Tom every other Tuesday 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 Community Players The Man From Earth The Gulfport Community Players will perform The Man from Earth from November 1 through November 11. From the acclaimed writer of Star Trek and the Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space. This Sci-Fi season opener from the Gulfport Community Players is the story of John Oldman, a departing history professor. John claims to be a caveman who has secretly survived for more than 14,000 years. Johns fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. The Man from Earth builds to an unexpected and shattering climax. Shows are at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Performances are Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 at or at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar. Tickets will be available before performances in the lobby at $20 (cash only).


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 13 Earlier this week, we asked folks about their plans for Halloween. The GabsKathryn Robinson, Seminole: To convince my roommates that I was murdered in our apartment. Itll be hilarious. Dean Dibendetto, Brandon: To get drunk in Soho. Kalicia Mejia, Tampa: I will be working at trivia night and then going to a Halloween party with my girlfriends. Ash Owens, Atlanta: Im going to a hotel Halloween party.


14 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 12 Pilgrim Church Flea Market Pilgrim Church, 6315 Central Ave., will hold its annual Flea Market on Saturday, November 3, in Heritage Hall from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Many useful and decorative items will be for sale at very reasonable prices along with delicious homemade baked goods. Snacks and hot dogs will be available for lunch with outdoor seating, weather permitting. Join them for a fun morning! Mommy & Me Yoga at Gulfport Library Come to the Gulfport Library for Tuesday of the month. The next class is Tuesday, November 6. at 10:15 a.m., taught by registered yoga teacher Ms. Christa. This yoga class is intended for parents and babies ages 6 weeks to 12 months (or babies not yet running). Come meet other new parents and babies in the community, stretch, laugh and rejuvenate! Please call 727-893-1074 to reserve your spot or email Cailey at Movie Series at the Library month, Gulfport Public Library series. This series is intended to allow adults to enjoy more challenging and (so they request that no children attend). On Saturday, November 3, at 1 an up-and-coming telemarketer who stumbles into the secret to success and riches beyond his dreams. But the price just might be his identity. This slightly dark comedy examines issues of race, perception, social pressures, and identity. It stars Germaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, and Stephen Yuen. It is rated R. If anyone has any questions about this title or titles for upcoming months, please contact the library, 727-893-1074.


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 15 BAGGS, MICHAEL JAMES, 61, formerly of Gulfport, most recently of Cedar Key, passed away Friday, October 12, in Gainesville. A graduate of Boca Ciega High School and University of South Florida, Mike was a car wash and real estate entrepreneur. He was active in community theater and many volunteer organizations. Mike proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his loving companion, Cindy Davis; his mother, Cloe Dance; sister, Carroll Steen (Keith); brother, Brian Baggs (Kathy) and step-son Shawn Jones. His four-legged partners Millie, Tupper, Jake and Grover are also left behind. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy and father, James. Friends will be received at the R. Lee Williams and Son Funeral Home on Saturday until the Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, Gainesville, FL. CICCONE, BEATRICE (BEA), 95, passed away on October 16 in Florence, SC. Bea, a native of Utica, Obituaries NY, was a longtime resident of the Avalon Building in Town Shores. She moved to South Carolina in 2015. She is survived by daughter, Laraine (Michael) Borysewicz of IL; son Kenneth P. (Carol) Ciccione great-grandchildren and a sister, Tina Barberio of Gulfport. Bea was predeceased by her husband, Vincent P. Ciccione, son Elmer Ciccione and sister Barbara Glozak. In accordance with her wishes, there were no formal services. She was interred in the Catholic cemetery in Utica. IN MEMORIAM FRANK DAWSON A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stinger Lounge, 2222 49th St. S. He passed away in October and was well known and loved in the Gulfport area. Please stop by and share your memories. TENENBAUM, IRWIN (IRV), 1923-2918. WWII veteran. A resident of Gulfport for 40 years. Previously he was the owner and operator of Josten's Nursery. It was located across the street from the Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on 15th Avenue South. Irv was born in St. Louis, MO. He lived there till he was drafted in the US Army and involved in the Normandy Invasion. After his tour in the Army he moved to Florida and decided to go into the nursery business. Irv was well known for his 1970 Chevy green truck, which he had restored. Irv knew a lot of people and had a lot of friends. He will be missed. Transgender Awareness Events at Library A special guest speaker, a wine and cheese reception, exhibits highlight transgender awareness at the Gulfport Public Library during the month of November. All events are free and open to the public and take place at the library at 5501 28th Ave. S. Transcending Gender: Bodies and Lives is an exhibit in the atrium through the month of November. The exhibit, on loan from the Stonewall Museum and Archives, addresses the intersection of gender and transgender people as part of the larger LGBTQ+ acronym. It is a timeline of the cultural and human rights struggles of transgender people in the United States, including images of prominent transgender activists and celebrities. Transcending Gender also highlights ongoing issues in the movement. series at the library will feature November 8 at 7 p.m. Filmed over the course of four years, this documentary is an intimate story about a family in transition, following the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety and the physical changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation, accepting that the daughter she raised as Rachel is now her son Bennett. (Not Rated) Licensing restrictions titles in general press releases. But call the Library at 727-893-1074 for and more information at mygulfport. us/lgbtq-resources. All programs are sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center, a project of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at or on Facebook at


16 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 By Abby Baker Local literary arts organization Wordier Than Thou brought murder and the macabre to town with their Read No More Project, which brings local writers dark tales to life in the Gulfport Murder House. A lot of the stories are a little offbeat, but really connect with readers, said Tiffany Razzano, founder of Wordier Than Thou. Gulfport Murder House, located at located at 3009 54th Street South, was open on October 19-20 and 26-27, with tours running from 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly. The writers, Deborah Frethem, Erika Lance, K.L. Nappier and Cathy Salustri, composed short scary pieces that were transformed by the theatrics of local actors. Tour-goers were guided through four different rooms featuring a different play in each new setting. The tours, led by Craig Frethem, In the dining-room play at the Gulfport Murder House, a group of college friends discover the morbid past of one of their classmates during Wordier Than Thous Read No More Project in Gulfport. Gulfport Murder House Draws in Spooked Crowd did not feature the average jump scares and lurking hands of a traditional haunted house. Instead, the composed stories were more physiological, leaving long pauses and disturbing narratives. Said Frethem to one tour group: Gulfport could be cursed. The group, which puts on literary events around the bay area, also held a similar event in Tampa, the Ybor City Haunted Theater. Find out more about Wordier Than Thou at


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 17 Musical Theater at St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg College will present an evening of musical theater performance by highly talented SPC students at the Gibbs Campus Music Center on Monday, November 26, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free. For information about upcoming events, please visit artscalendar. 20th Annual St. Pete Bungalowfest Southwest Floridas premier architectural home tour returns for its 20th season on Saturday, November 3. This years Bungalowfest explores architectural diversity and showcases 10 homes spotlighting Historic Kenwoods urban rebirth, continued revitalization and the phenomenon of living large in small spaces. Craftsman Bungalows, Tudor, minimal traditional cottages and mid-century modern homes are all featured with their special architectural details. Every tour stop home will host an Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood artist. Check-in and registration begin at Seminole Park on the corner of 29th St. N. and 3rd Ave. N. Stroll or use the free continuous trolleys which transport guests throughout the neighborhood to view the selected tour homes. Tickets are $20 and are available on line at bungalowfest. org or, or at the Craftsman House Gallery at 2955 Central Ave. Tickets are also available for $25 in Seminole Park on the day of the event. BungalowFest draws hundreds of visitors every year to the beautiful brick-lined streets of this uniquely Learn About Hospices at Empath Chat November is National Hospice Month, a good time to learn more about the compassionate care that Suncoast Hospice provides to the community. Did you know that patients and families who choose hospice care live longer and report feeling better both emotionally and physically? Did you know that there is rarely any out-of-pocket expense for hospice care? Join them on Monday, November 5, at 3 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., and learn about and dispel the myths surrounding hospice care. You will need some fun after all that learning so lets play an exciting game of 50s, 60s and 70s Name That Tune! Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the event line at 727-893-5657. Feline Adoptions at Tyrone Mall on Sunday Save Our Strays will beat Petsmarts new location at Tyrone Mall on Sunday November 4, from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. with great felines for adoption. The store is located next to Luckys Market on Tyrone Blvd and 66th St. N. Check out SOS felines at or call 727545-1116.


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20 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 House Concert with Musician Fred Johnson On Sunday, November 11, Enroy Foundation, Inc. will hold their with vocalist and percussionist Fred Johnson, accompanied by Michael Ross on bass. This is an opportunity to experience a local treasure in a great listening environment. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for snacks and chat. Music is at 5 p.m. The concert will be at a private residence in Gulfport with limited seating and parking. Please call to reserve a place and for more information, or to receive information about future concerts call 727-290-6445 or email A suggested donation will go entirely to the artists. Presented by Enroy Foundation, Inc., a Florida the visual and performing arts. Treasure Island Art Guild Award Show The Treasure Island Art Guild this season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded at this meeting. Pinellas County artist Nathan Beard will judge the show and present a demonstration of his abstract styles. Beard is best known for his abstract depictions of Florida and his colorful artistic view of sound in his Exit Music collection. The show and demonstration are free and open to all interested persons. For more information visit Cards and Gift Tags for Adults On Wednesday, November 14, at 1 p.m., come by the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S., where they will be getting into the holiday spirit by crafting up something special! Participants will be designing and decorating cards and gift tags. Blank cards, stamps and embellishments will be provided. Supplies are limited, Please call 727-893-1074 to register.Gulfport Lions Christmas Craft Fair Calling all crafters! You still have time! Gulfport Lions Club will hold a Christmas craft fair on December 8 from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. There are still a few tables left so contact Linda at for your -foot table.


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 21 SPB Library Silent Basket Auction The Friends of St. Pete Beach Librarys 2018 Holiday Season Silent Basket Auction begins on Tuesday, November 13 with bidding ending on Friday, December 14. Fifteen baskets will be offered, together with several Buy It Now Baskets for those that cant wait until December 14. In the baskets fun items. Its the perfect way to shop for the holidays, birthdays or no special occasion. Bid early and bid often. For more information visit Add Memory Cafes to Your Holiday Schedule Dementia Myth Busters Cate McCarty, PhD. and Jane Ogilvie of Senior Solutions of Pinellas County offer four free community events in November. If dementia has taken up residency in your home, theyve got you covered year round and through the upcoming holiday season. These events offer family, friends, and neighbors with memory loss an uplifting place to go to reduce social isolation. In November, join the group at any or all of the following events: There will be a Memory Caf on Monday, November 12 at 11:15 a.m. at Carrabbas, 1951 4th St. N. On Thursday, November 8 at 2 p.m. they will be at the Sunshine Senior Center, 330 5th St. N. Special guest and legal expert Karen Keaton, PA will be available to offer information on the importance of legal planning and preparedness. There will be a Memory Caf on Monday, November 19 at Neptune Grill Restaurant, 5501 Shore Blvd. S. Food and beverages available for purchase. Come to the Tyrone Mall Food Court Entrance at 6901 22nd Ave. N. on Friday, November 16 from 10 till 11 a.m. for a mall walk and scavenger hunt, followed by conversation at Red Robin Gourmet Burger. Food and beverages available for purchase. For further information contact Jane at 727-327-0167 or senol@ or Cate at 813-3847571 or Beta Sigma Phi Activities Beta Xi Master Chapter will meet on Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of JoAnne Good. Sunshine City Council will host the Annual Bay Area Luncheon on Saturday, November 10 at the Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach. This years for this event. All Beta Sigma Phis from the bay area are invited. The Service Committee will visit Dolphins View Health & Rehab on Friday, November 9 to deliver cookies. Joyce Powell is the chairman of this committee. City Councils Christmas Brunch committee is busy at work on the plans for this years event to be held on Saturday, December 1 at the Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks. This years theme is Christmas in the Country. They will meet on Monday November 12 at the home of Joyce Keller at noon. For more information contact Sharon Ingram at 727-321-2849.


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Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 23 By Angelina Bruno Volunteers gathered at Clam Bayou Nature Preserve in Gulfport Saturday, October 27, visiting the parks nooks and crannies to gather hidden trash. The cleanup, which ran from 9 a.m. to noon, is part of the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup movement. According to the website for the Ocean Conservancy, the national sponsor, the annual event started in Texas 30 years ago and has been growing ever since. The idea is that if volunteers get trash off ocean later. The Clam Bayou edition of the cleanup brought out volunteers as early as 8 a.m., an hour before the start time, said Kristin Ossola, technical events specialist for the city of Gulfport. Mid-cleanup, 49 people had put their names on the sign-in sheet and 338 pounds of trash had been collected. Volunteer Tom DAngelo said 338 pounds is a historically large amount of garbage. Thats a high number, said DAngelo. Weve been here six or seven times. Thats a record for us. Along with the city, the cleanup also partnered with the local nonClam Bayou the Local Focus in International Coastal Cleanup The Gulfport Fire Department volunteered at the cleanup, with full trash bags and pickers in hand. Johnny Tricarico, left, Rene Fernandez, Tim Burton, Michael Barber, Morgan Barber and Chris Mathis assembled for a photo at the International Coastal Cleanup.


24 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Decorations, from front page Just where are the best Halloween displays in Gulfport this year? In a subjective crowd-sourcing effort published on several Gulfportrelated Facebook pages, over a dozen local residences were offered up as candidates for a Gabber photo spread. I grew up in the country and theyd have to put us in the car and take us to into town to see decorations and go trick or treating, said Mary Roberts, 1305 58th St. S. She and her husband Jim have lived in their home for four years and they add to the decorations each season. Their front yard includes a large animated ghost, audible moans, projected ghouls and a gargoyle near the front door that was breathing smoke on Halloween for trick-or-treat visitors. At the home of Tom and Melanie Roberts, 4806 Coronado Way S., their decorations include bone soup in a skeletons black cooking cauldron and a collection of ghosts hovering in a tree. I wanted cute little ghosts, said Melanie. Clear plastic Christmas balls and an old sheet I had in the garage were perfect. We made up the ghosts then drew faces on them. Another display at 3131 56th St. S. 28, is entitled, Dead and Breakfast. At 2020 58th St. S., a yard full of grisly scenes waited for visitors including a Trick or Treat display of two dog skeletons watching over the remains of a human. Halloween may be over, but some of the decorations may still be seen lingering around town. Here are additional treats from social media suggestions. At 1207 59th St. S., the skeleton crew is in action rescuing one of its own that has been pinned on the ground under a boulder. At the corner of Gray Street and 13th Avenue South is a frightful display with glowing pumpkins, ying ghosts, projected ghouls and signs that point you in the direction of places like Witch Haven and Transylvania. The Walling Haunted Manor has a lot of dead things going on in the yard and up in the trees at 2645 48th St. S. but nothing beats a live impromptu visitor walking through the display. Can you nd the two glowing eyes?


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26 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Local Crime WatchA sampling of police reports from Oct. 18 to Oct. 23 in Gulfport Source: Gulfport PoliceGulfport10/18 Burglary in the 1800 block of 55th Street South. A resident reported seeing juveniles in the concession stand at Tomlinson Park Dillard approached, three juveniles St Pete Police Department K9s and helicopter, two of the juveniles were caught hiding on the property at Gulfport Elementary School. They were charged with burglary and transported to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. 10/19 Hit and run crash in the 3000 block of Dupont Street South. A blue Hyundai sedan struck a pickup truck parked scene. The Hyundai was last seen traveling east on Shore Boulevard. The Hyundai should have heavy passenger side damage. 10/20 Injunction violation in the 4900 block of 12th Avenue South. A resident has a temporary injunction for protection against a juvenile several doors down. The juvenile was seen on camera violating the injunction by purposely walking across the property. She was located, arrested and transported to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. 10/20 Narcotics possession in the 5400 block of Shore Boulevard. Chief Vincent, while off duty, observed suspicious activity and stopped the involved individuals. One of the individuals ran from the area but threw a bag containing marijuana into baggies of marijuana packaged for sale were located inside the bag. This investigation is ongoing. 10/21 Burglary to a vehicle in the 6300 block of 13th Avenue South. Someone entered two unlocked vehicles and took medication and some clothes. 10/21 Burglary to a vehicle in the 900 block of 59th Street South. Someone entered two unlocked within, but did not take anything. 10/21 Burglary to a vehicle in the 1000 block of 59th Street South. A resident saw police cars down the street so he asked a neighbor what was going on. The neighbor explained that some cars had been broken into in the neighborhood. When he checked his work vehicle, which he normally leaves unlocked, he noticed that the interior was a mess. Items were removed. 10/22 Civil matter in the 5100 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. A female believed her vehicle had just been stolen from the parking Shooting Victim Found Dead in Car after CrashBy Debbie Wolfe Police responded to a citizen call and found a man dead at the wheel of a grey sedan with the engine still running on Monday night, October 29 in the 100 block of 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Derrick L. Williams Jr., 29, had been shot, police said. thought they had heard a crash. According to police reports, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a driver also reported a grey sedan had hit her car and that the driver was slumped over. The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department non-emergency number at 727-893-7780. lot. After several minutes, the vehicle was located a few blocks away on a tow truck. The driver had proper paperwork indicating the vehicle was being repossessed. 10/22 Burglary to a vehicle in the 1700 block of Gray Street South. Someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole an iPod Nano and loose change. without violence at the corner of 11th Avenue South and 58th Street vehicle for an equipment violation. Smith, gave his brothers name. The passenger was a relative of however, the passenger revealed his true identity. Smith already has active warrants for his arrest. Additional charges are now pending. 10/23 Burglary to a vehicle in the 5300 block of 14th Avenue South. A resident reported that several items were stolen out of her unlocked vehicle including a company bankcard. The card was used at three local businesses. suspect from the surveillance video. Melissa Stackpole was arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card. 10/18 10/23 -The marine unit was on the water for approximately six hours this week. Sergeant Woodman and Detective Pham assisted with a water rescue. Sergeant Burkhart issued three marine citations and had two boater contacts.


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28 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). How others see you: open, with twinkling eyes inviting conversation. That's why they'll talk to you. And when it's done, they'll seek you out and talk to you some more. You'll learn fascinating bits, and also things you'll wish you didn't know. All in all, it's a colorful, social week. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This week will bring a strong feeling of being connected to the world around you as well as a profound sense of purpose. The wild outdoors will be a panacea. You'll be revived by the vitality in sunshine, fresh air and fresh water. You will absorb the life force of nature and be spiritually nourished. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll hone your leadership skills, noting what works and what doesn't. The last thing you want to be is a nag. Nagging sends a message that the other person is not OK as is. You want the best for loved ones, but you don't assume that you know what that is. Good communication makes nagging unnecessary. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Being different isn't bad or good, so there's no need to judge or label who you are and what you give. Do strive to understand yourself better though. self-love and compassion beyond what you've learned from those around you. Have no doubt you'll make a unique imprint on this world. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You wanted to be a person who looked, talked and responded to the world in a certain way, so you made yourself into that person. Now your tastes have changed and you'll need to adapt for new aspirations. The important thing is to want well -to select your aspirations carefully with a thought toward the greater good. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're a pillar in your community, and that comes with responsibilities. Right now it seems that people are leaning on you to such a degree that you feel like you're doing all the work. You're not. Just most of it. But don't worry, you can balance this out by doing less and letting them kick in with more help. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Most people don't learn by hearing things once. They need repetition and multiple examples before they will begin to understand what is being communicated. Pour over new information several times to make sure you really get it. And when it's your turn to teach, come at the subject from many different directions. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). For better or worse, you wear your heart on the outside this week. People can readily see how you're feeling and most will relate. Your likability factor just keeps going up. It doesn't hurt that you're also warm and welcoming, with a tendency to make others feel right at home. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Everyone loves a parade -except those who would like to cross the street that's being marched down. It just goes to show that even your best intentions can't please everyone. So focus on what pleases you, and that is likely to bring smiles to many more. own way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You will teach, by example, what Consider giving your student a few learning aids, such as clear written instructions about how to accomplish certain duties. Generally speaking, people with a good reason to contribute, and the means to do so, will show up strong for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Wanderlust sets in this week. And as much as you want to keep moving, there will be others around you that want nothing more than to see you settle down. Warn them that though you may pause a few moments to appease them, your soul is wild and restless. Once you catch your breath, you'll be off again. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). No one can get under your skin like those in your innermost circle. They know where all the buttons are. They may not mean to push them, but your closeness makes it harder to get through an interaction without brushing against at least one or two. This is the gift that lets you know where to lay down boundaries.


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 29 Watercolor with Patsi at the Rec Center Beginner and intermediate levels. No experience required. Classes are offered on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The classes are held at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. Please call Patsi at 727-501-3559 for more information and a supply list. Space is limited. Pilgrim Church Fall Flea Market On Saturday, November 3, the Womens Fellowship of Pilgrim Church, 6315 Central Ave., will hold their annual Fall Flea Market. It will be held in Heritage Hall and open from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. There will be lots of interesting trash and treasures for sale with something for everyone, and a snack bar with hot dogs and chili. All proceeds will be used to support local charities. For more information, call the church at 727-347-1226. Grand Opening of Municipal Mooring Field The city of Gulfport will have the grand opening ceremonies of the Municipal Mooring Field on Sunday, November 11, at 10 a.m. The new facility lies just offshore from the Historic Gulfport Casino, Williams Pier, and Municipal Beach. As a part of the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic preserve, the city pursued the opportunity to provide transient and live-aboard customers with which protects seagrass beds and other aquatic vegetation. In addition, the city recently purchased a pump out vessel which will aid the disposal of vessel waste and improve water quality. This vessel was obtained through the assistance of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Clean Vessel Act. The new 25-vessel Municipal Mooring Facility has new buoys and navigational aids to help boaters navigate accessible waterways. The moorings feature high-quality steel helix anchors coupled with Helmken StormSoft mooring systems, and can accommodate vessels up to 60 feet. A boater will anchor to a mooring buoy which is attached to a screw-type anchor with a swivel and anchorage system allows the vessel to rotate with the wind and tide without scraping the bay bottom. The engineered moorings offer a variety of amenities for transient boaters wishing to anchor out in the bay. Upland amenities that are available to city residents and visiting boaters include full service marina shower, restroom facilities, marina day room, library, pump out vessel, mail service, laundry facilities, dinghy dock, fuel dock, ship store, on-shore trash and recycling, potable water, Wi-Fi access and access to the marina boat ramp. Applications for moorings are basis and can be completed online at or in person at Municipal Marina. Only seaworthy vessels with the proper title and registration will be accepted. For more information, please contact Marina Director, Denis Frain at 727-893-1104 or visit mygulfport. us/marina. The city of Gulfports municipally operated marina is located at 4630 29th Ave. S. The marina was designated a clean marina by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the efforts to reduce water pollution. Furthermore, the city will have available information on how boaters can help to improve the quality of Floridas waters and natural resources. Taxes, Trusts and Inheritances Explained This free presentation by Attorney Catherine Blackburn is jam packed with great legal information about how estate, gift and income taxes work; how revocable living trusts and wills work; how inheritances with or without a will or trust works and more. Dont miss out! Join them at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on Wednesday, November 7 at 2 p.m. for this great legal presentation. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. For more information, call 727-893-5657.


30 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Why Buy-Sell Agreements Are Important (Part 1) If you own a company and have a partner or partners, have you ever considered what would happen should one of you die? Hopefully, you won't have to face this situation, but if you do, a buy-sell agreement can allow for the continuance of the company as for you, your partner(s), and your family. A buy-sell agreement not only protects against the death of a protection if a partner retires, resigns or becomes disabled. Let's look at a situation where there was no buysell agreement in place. Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are equal partners of XYZ Services Company. They have determined that XYZ is worth $2 million. They each own $1 million of ABC stock and they each draw an annual salary of $150,000. When Mr. Gonzales died, his stock worth $1 million will pass to his estate. However, the stock will pay no dividends because all earnings are retained by XYZ. Therefore, Mr. Gonzales' family will be left with a non-income-producing and illiquid asset. Mr. Gonzales' only return from XYZ was his salary which, of course, ceased upon his death. The Gonzales family could appeal to Ms. Smith to pay dividends on the stock, but why would Ms. Smith want to pay dividends? Salaries are a tax-deductible business expense but dividends are not. Also, dividends would have to be paid on all outstanding shares, including those held by Ms. Smith. Ms. Smith also has a potential problem. The Gonzales family holds half of XYZ's stock. What effect will this have on the long-term development plans of the business? Another problem that the Gonzales family and Ms. Smith have is how to determine the value of XYZ stock. An interest in a closely held company is often an unmarketable asset and placing a value on the stock for estate factors affect the fair market value of a closely held business, including general business trends, the outlook 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 condition of the company and its earnings power. While Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales may have felt they knew the value of XYZ's stock before Mr. Gonzales died, unless the value is in a formal agreement the taxation authorities are likely to get closely involved in the valuation of XYZ's stock and try to justify its highest value. The valuation of the stock will Mr. Gonzales estate. The executor will likely want to place the lowest value on the stock in order to minimize estate tax liability. However, estate taxation is not the only concern when placing a value on a closely held business. The step-up in cost basis that is afforded to all capital assets at death can result in no income tax being imposed on the sale following death. This has to be scrutinized rather closely in light of the estate tax rate that would be paid if the value of the business was increased. If an agreement on the value of XYZ's stock cannot be reached, the matter may have to be resolved in court, wasting considerable time and money. A properly designed buy-sell agreement can help prevent many of these problems. It can provide liquidity for the family of the deceased, ensure the continuance of the company, and establish the value of the company's stock. In our next article, we will explore together how a buy-sell agreement between Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales would lessen some of the uncertainties in their business relationship as well as provide for an orderly transition of the business upon Mr. Gonzales' death. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles. If


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 31 Votes 100%, from front page current day of hyper-partisanship. How does the Gulfport Votes 100% objectively measure their efforts? Lets shoot for 100 percent or ambitiously double the previous voter turnout, said Brendenberg. Success looks like more participation. Most people want to better their best. The proof will be on election day when we get the actual tally in terms of moving the dial on participation. And, replication in Gulfport and other communities also shows progress. One of the big picture goals of the group is to create a template that others can follow by building on what the non-partisan League of Women Voters is already doing with their effort to register people to vote. Our goal became an added value register and vote, said Brendenberg. As part of the groups effort to get people involved, they are handing out commitment bracelets that make the voting process special and fun. Its just a playful thing, said Brendenberg. Anyone from Gulfport who committed to vote and voted should have one. The color of cord purchased to make the bracelets is named Gecko Green. I mean, how could we not make them out of that color! said Brendenberg. Party at the Polls On Tuesday, November 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the group is sponsoring a Party at the Polls at the Port, which is a new bar that is part of the Artisan Art & Food Collective located at 2832 Beach Blvd. The non-partisan event includes a free beverage for each visitor wearing an I Voted sticker or Gulfport Votes 100% green bracelet along with live dancing music by the Urban Gypsies of Florida. Captain Vote and Tanya Turnout will also lead a sing-along, said Brendenberg. Were going to be doing some fun things and sharing neighborly camaraderie. The Future This is very much an ad hoc, small-but-mighty team of fun and smart people with a shared vision who have stepped up, said Brendenberg. It will disappear after November 6 in its current form. However, this is an evergreen kind of project so I think it would be worth doing again next spring for the city elections. Anybody can pick it up in the future and make it happen. Im willing to be the chief cook and bottle washer, cheerleader or even organizer. This is not a once and done effort, said Ray. This is setting the stage for a continuing effort of educating and promoting to get out the vote that will be moving forward to the 2020 elections and beyond. Locate your precinct by your street address: View local voter turnout statistics by precinct from 2004 to present: Voter-Turnout-Reports-by-Election. More about Gulfport Votes 100% at Sophies Attic Joins the Citywide Yard Sale Greetings from Sophies Attic Thrift Shop. They will be participating in Saturdays Citywide Yard Sale. There will be tables set up in front of the shop with items for sale at 25 each. They like to keep it simple, so, bring the quarters. Inside the shop they have two racks of half-price clothing awaiting your shopping pleasure. Need some warmer clothing? They have been washing up some heavier clothing for this cooler weather. Long sleeved shirts and pants. Sweaters and jackets. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach of the First United Methodist St., near 28th Ave. S. They're open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. Theyll be waiting for you.K-5th Grade Science and Yoga at the Library Attention young scientists and yogis! Come to the Gulfport Library on Monday, November 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. for Thanksgivingthemed science and yoga! Theyll do a fun food experiment and then Ms. Christa will lead a gratitudea Thanksgiving table with yoga poses and practice mindful eating. Thanks to the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library for making this class free for kids ages 5 to 12. For more information contact or call 727893-1074.Know Your Numbers at the Senior Center Its important to know your numbers. Get your blood sugar and blood pressure checked at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 till 11:30 a.m. Provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the event line at 727-893-5657.


32 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Seasoned Sowers Garden Club Meeting Get down and dirty with one of Americas favorite hobbies at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. The Seasoned Sowers Garden Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. to spruce up the Senior Center Patio with therapeutic herbs and beautiful Seasons Landscaping & Nursery. No experience needed! Naturalgardeners are welcome. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the event line at 727-893-5657.First Friday Flea Market at the Senior Center Come visit the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to month a selection of home dcor, jewelry, oddities and one-of-a-kinds as well as antiques and collectibles can be found. They are gladly accepting donations. Call 727-893-2243 after noon and leave a message. Calls will be returned.St. Pete Beach Safe Boating Program The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-8 has a 12-week repeating cycle of Safe Boating Program meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (at the Warren Webster Building, one mile south of the Don CeSar). Start at any point in the p.m. to register. Included in this program are detailed materials that cover a variety of program topics. The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship 14th Edition 400-page manual. All materials will be included in the cost of the program which is $45 per participant for 12 weeks ($60 for couples sharing the materials). For more information, and a list of topics covered each week, call Jim at 727-360-4846, Warren at 727-3217801 or Phil at 727-865-2226.Pinellas County Retired Educators to Meet The December meeting of the South Pinellas County Retired Educators Association will be held at a new place. They will meet at the American Legion Post #4 at 1520 4th St N. from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 13. Lunch is available and you will need cash or check. The program will be holiday music and a silent auction. Please bring an item for the silent auction, wear holiday attire and your brightest smile. They welcome all people who have worked in education from any place in the world. Whether you are a teacher, para-professional or administrator from any level, you have a place with together and support scholarships. If you have any questions please call Joyce at 727-526-5065.


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 33 By Debbie Wolfe dinner will feature a record 11 local restaurants and about 500 guests on Monday, November 5 in Gulfport. Its sold out, said Pia Goff, owner and chef of Pias Trattoria, 3054 Beach Blvd. Goff is also the organizer of the annual event. Michael J. Yakes Foundation then to a Gulfport family who lost their home on Tangerine Avenue South due In addition to new restaurants, this years event will also provide live music featuring the Urban Gypsies of Florida and the Lounge Cat band, who are sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association. Last year, 10 restaurants hosted 360 guests and raised $17,538.75 to help fund a new playground at Gulfport Elementary School. Im excited. I can envision the table being all ready with the veganvegetarian-seafood options and really cool plates for everybody, said Wendy Ohlendorf, owner and chef at Vintage Small Bites and Wine Lounge, 2914 Beach Blvd. Table. The way I do it, its got to be fashionable, she said. Its also got to be what each person can enjoy completely. The theme of her table is inspired by and named after a 1963 childrens book, Where the Wild Things Are. It was the favorite of her business partner who recently died, within a week of when the menus were due. Her restaurant also has a regular menu item of the same name that is a sampling of all her foods. I read through the book again and started getting ideas for menu items regarding how each would look and how to make them be very forest-like and harvestlike, said Ohlendorf. I have made a gold crown for each one of my 32 guests to wear just like Max, the books protagonist. In addition, all of the centerpieces will be edible with a forest nuance, she said. I know most of the people who are coming and one has a birthday. Well all have a good time. Another newcomer this year is Debbie Amis who, along with her husband Mark, is a co-owner of Little Tommies Tiki, 5519 Shore Blvd. Its such a beautiful event and its for a good cause, said Amis. For the menu, we tried to offer our most popular dishes with a twist on a couple of things to make it a little different but still familiar, she said. Look for a unique pairing of her husbands special Key lime pie with another popular dessert that includes chocolate. Also new this year will be the Police Explorers students in uniform from Boca Ciega High School led Facilities Events Supervisor Justin Shea. The students Gulfport Chefs Table Sells Out Again for 3rd-Annual Dinner Fine dining tables will be set up along a closed area of Beach Boulevard from south of 30th Avenue South to just north of Shore Boulevard, said Shea. The street parking will be cleared beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 5 to accommodate the arrival and set up of the tables and chairs. Shore Boulevard will not be affected by the closure, he said. The other eight restaurants participating are: El Chapo Taco, 3038 Beach Blvd; Isabelles at the Historic Peninsula Inn, 2937 Beach Blvd; Manatees on the Bay, 3128 Beach Blvd; Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd; OMaddys Bar & Grille, 5405 Shore Blvd; Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ, 5145 Gulfport Blvd. S; Stellas, 3119 Beach Blvd. and The Artisan Art & Food Collective, 2832 Beach Blvd.Spanning two city blocks on Beach Boulevard in 2017, 360 people enjoyed ne dining offered by 10 local Gulfport restaurants at the 2nd-annual outdoor Chefs Table. This year, 11 restaurants are hosing about 500 guests on Monday, November 5 beginning at 6 p.m.


34 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 The Gulfport Casino Ballroom was a graveyard smash when about 135 Mash on Saturday, October 27. get bigger and better. This years event was co-hosted by the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation and the Town Shores the Senior Center. charity. All the gift baskets were valued at about $100, said Hindman. We had Italian baskets, wine baskets, even a doggy basket. Locals Do the Mash at the Gulfport Casino By Abby Baker Chris Herrod and Russ Schmidt made an unlikely duo as a pharaoh and a masked suspender-clad man. Bethany Keough came to the Mash as super villain Poison Ivy. Jackie Kreuter, the owner of Funky Town Boutique in Gulfport, crafted a fake nose for a witchy effect. Gulfport pirates Roger Bell and Kent Adams went overboard. Bell, Association Manager of Town Shores, helped co-host the event this year. Two masked dancers stole the dance oor for a large majority of the Monster Mash event at the Gulfport Casino on Saturday, October 27.


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 35 Depression Bipolar Support Group A depression bipolar support group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S. The meetings are free and no registration is required. For more information call 727-410-1569 or visit Verna McClain Art Exhibit at Library Gulfport artist Verna McClain will be exhibiting a series of her digitallymanipulated photographs of Gulfport scenes at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. A painter as well as a photographer, Verna strives to turn her photos into colorful, painterly renderings, and Gulfport provides rich subject matter. Digital technologies have allowed Verna to merge both of her artistic passions in intriguing ways. She has lived in Gulfport for six years and exhibits regularly. She hails from a family of photographers and has been snapping photos ever since she was big enough to hold her photojournalist dads Speedgraphic.Sex, Religion and a Womans Place All women interested in the status and role of women in society, including womens rights, respect and dignity and the role of religion in our sexuality, our lives are invited to be part of a lively conversation on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. till noon. The discussion will be led by Mary Dawn Pyle, author, retired professor of world religions, social worker, director of pastoral care, and assault survivor. Opportunity for small group sharing will be provided, and those who want to continue the conversation will be invited to go out for a Dutch-treat lunch following the program. The discussion will take place at 6168 1st Ave. N. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is offered on a pay-as-you-can basis, and advance registration is appreciated. To register or for more information, call 727-3411515, or Second ArtJones Studio Tour Satisfy your ArtJones on Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., and on Sunday, December 2, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. in Gulfport. ArtJones is a collection of 17 professional artists showing their work at 15 studios throughout the city of Gulfport. They are advertising executives, professors and veterans turned painters, designers and photographers. They make wearable art and glass art. There is a lot to see. Grab a map, follow the numbers or guide yourself through this free 15-studio 2-day event. New this year, guests who visit all 15 studios and get their artist passport stamped will be entered to win one of 17 works by each of the studio artists. Visit for a map and brochure. ArtJones invites you to see it, feel it and buy it. They want to be inspired and


36 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Care Givers Support Groups 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 situations, their experiences, joys, and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual resides in the same house with you or even the same state. If you have any questions regarding this please call Pam Lanning at 727-3472809 or Barbara Posey at 727381-2499, Ext. 214. Come Play Womens Doubles Tennis The Racquettes are looking for women who want to join in the fun of playing doubles tennis on the Har-Tru courts of the St. Petersburg Tennis Center, 650 18th Ave. S. Since one purpose of the Racquettes is to encourage women to play tennis, beginners are more than welcome. Join them on Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Membership is not required, but the court fee is $11.50. Call Norah at 727-398-8055 for more information.Toddler Storytimes at Gulfport Library Toddler Storytime will be offered at the Gulfport Library on Thursdays at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Due to popularity, please attend one session or the other. Toddler Storytime is intended for babies up to 3-year-olds. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and make new friends! For additional details call Cailey at 727-893-1074 or email cklasson@ Zumba with Magda at the Recreation Center Zumba exercise classes are 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 727214-7868 for more information. No experience needed.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


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 37 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. Kite Festival on Treasure Island Beach The Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI is slated this year for Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 on Treasure Island Beach behind the Thunderbird Beach Resort. The theme for the weekend is Honor Americas Veterans. It will feature red, white and blue kites, family-oriented event will feature kite lessons, demos, bubbles and candy falling from the sky. There is no formal competition, but the event is geared to prep novice competition on January 19 and 20, 2019, that will be held in the same are also encouraged to bring out their best red, white and blue and share kite knowledge. Public parking is available in the public lot across the street from the 104th Ave Gulf Blvd. The festival is sponsored by Windworks, the city of Treasure Island and the Thunderbird Beach Resort. The festival will launch at 10 a.m. on Saturday and continue throughout the weekend. After dark on Saturday, and wind permitting). Windworks will be on the beach selling kites, your chance to win prizes from many of our event sponsors. All activities at the Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI are free. For more information contact Windworks at 727-320-9463 Parent Aide Volunteers Needed Suncoast Center, Inc. is seeking parent aide volunteers. Adult volunteers are needed to share their life experiences and skills with another parent through a nationally-recognized mentoring program. Parent aide mentors provide friendship, support and advice to parents challenged in raising children in todays society. Parent aide volunteers receive training, guidance and support from program staff and personal satisfaction by assisting another parent. Use your background to help a parent understand age-appropriate behaviors, effective and consistent discipline techniques, stress reduction tips, information on topics like nutrition and family budgeting, assistance in accessing community resources and much more. For further information, please contact Colleen Walker, Program Coordinator at 727-543-0677.


38 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED S. Please call Marilyn Field at 727-321-4035 with any bookshop questions. Ukrainian AutumnFest Weekend The 38th Annual Ukrainian AutumnFest will be held on Saturday, November 10, from noon till 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. The festival will be held at Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church at 434 90th Ave. N. It will feature authentic Ukrainian food (borsch, holubsti, pierogis and potato pancakes, all available for takeout). There will be Ukrainian beer, arts and crafts, vendors, church tours, childrens rides and games, music for dancing by Cathy and the Lorelei Band and Ukrainian dance performances by Kalyna Ukrainian Dancers. An auction and winner need not be present to win. Free parking on site. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under 12 free. For information call 727-5761001 or 727-576-0400.Chair Yoga Class at Unity of St. Pete Unity of St. Petersburg Church offers chair yoga classes on Fridays from 10 till 11 a.m. at the church at 6168 1st Ave. N. Nourish your body and mind with gentle movements, positive meditation. All levels welcome! A love offering is welcome. The instructor, Karla Hollan, is also a physical therapist and is knowledgeable about the body. She is a real healing presence and works with whatever challenges you may have. For more information call 727344-1515.SPC and Boca Ciega High Make Music Each year the St. Petersburg college bands and chorus collaborate with a local high school to share music and fellowship. This year they will visit Boca Ciega High School at 924 58th St. S. and perform with their high school band and chorus. The concert will be at the high school on Thursday, November 15, beginning at 7 p.m. The presentation will feature several individual ensembles ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists. Admission is free. For more information call 727-341-4360. For information about upcoming SPC events, please visit spcollege. edu/artscalendar.Bookshop Bargains at Circle Bookshop There are new titles galore on the 25 sale cart at the Circle of Friends Bookshop in the Gulfport Library. Also, check out all the new cookbooks and craft books on the bookshop shelves. Holidays are fast approaching and homemade treats and presents are always appreciated. Speaking of gifts, the bookshop has some brand new books and many gently used which would all make thoughtful gifts. The Circle Bookshop is in the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave.


Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 39 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Meeting The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will hold a meeting for all embers on Tuesday, November 13, at 1 p.m., at 500 Sunset Dr. S. The program will be Thrist Quenchers: Potting and Growing Succulents. The speaker will be Chuck Thomas of Urban Roots on Central. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call 410-916-6184. Caregivers Support Group at Senior Center Are you feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities and challenges of being a caregiver? You are not alone! The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., offers a support group for caregivers on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. This peer-led group will share tips, offer encouragement and discuss the trials, demands and overwhelming experience of being a caregiver for their loved one. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call 727-893-5657. New Writing Group Forming in St. Pete Beginning on Friday, November 2, at 2 p.m., a new group called Free Writers will begin meeting on voice for self-expression in a variety of ways. Writing talent or skill is not required. The group is open to anyone who wants to write, whether through journaling, poetry, playwriting, free writing as a technique for selfdiscovery, and will include time for those present to discuss their goals. Free Writers meets at 6168 1st Ave. N., and is led by author and retired college professor Mary Dawn Pyle. Donations will be accepted to cover space and materials. For more information, email marydawn@, or call her at 727341-1515. First Annual Art Life Studio Tour ArtLifeStPete will host St. Petersburgs First Annual Art Life Studio Tour on Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 11, from noon till 3 p.m. The tour is a free self-guided event that includes local artists displaying their workspaces. The daylight hours of the tour give you the opportunity to see diverse neighborhoods throughout the area. You will be invited into private homes and studios that are not generally open to the public. They do have two commercial spaces. Wendy Durand shares studio space in a building in the warehouse district. The second commercial location is Fab Fiber. It is a wonderful yarn In the evening hours, you are encouraged to enjoy the downtown St. Pete art sounds and tastes! It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information visit


40 Gabber November 1 November 7, 2018 Hurricane Relief, from front pagewhich came ashore near Mexico Beach on October 10 as the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the Florida Panhandle. That could have been us if the wind blew a different way. Riesebecks Return For the fourth time in recent years, Riesebeck trucked supplies and hot meals to small communities in need of hurricane relief. Riesebeck and his wife, Lisa, rode up with a friend, Shawn Gilmer. Lisa drove up, helped make meals, Riesebeck said. Thought Id give her some kudos because I dont like sleeping outside. According to Riesebeck, his relief drive will be a continuous effort for as long as possible. I always go with John, said Gilmer, Riesebecks former employee. It was really amazing this time, does your heart good. The three drove up on Sunday, October 21 and returned on Tuesday, October 23. The truck was way over full, Riesebeck said. We rented another pickup. Their destination? Grand Ridge, a small, rural town in the panhandle. The people in Gulfport are pretty funny, because they donated dog diapers, Riesebeck said. The people out in the country dont really have that. This year, the hurricane drive had an online reach of about 20,000 Facebook users, according to Riesebeck. A Facebook video, posted on October 22 by Riesebeck on the Smokin Js Real Texas BBQ Facebook page, features the lines and supplies following their arrival in Grand Ridge. The post currently has about 4,100 views and 42 shares. Everyone seems to be in decent spirits, Riesebeck says in the video. A second video that was also posted on October 22 features Riesebeck unloading his 26-foot-long truck. The second video received about 2,700 views and 40 shares. I think the post builds credibility, Riesebeck said. This is our fourth [hurricane relief drive], but people are always skeptical of where theyre going to donate to. The Mayor and Tucker Late Friday, October 19, Henderson and his dog, Tucker, made the trek up north to distribute supplies with the cities of Wewahitchka, Dalkeith, Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. People really came together on this, both here and on the road, Henderson said. I met people as far away as Tennessee delivering to the panhandle. The entire trip cost near $800 and was funded through general fund monies available to the city manager, Jim OReilly. The spending limit for the fund is $20,000. It did work out kind of funny because we had to pay an extra 52 cents for the extra mile, Henderson said. We went one mile over 850 miles, so the separate transaction was 52 cents. Prior to Riesebecks and Hendersons departure from Gulfport, some trucks quickly enough for those in need. However, locals, some of whom had already donated to Riesebecks recent relief effort for Hurricane Florence, heeded the call. Both Henderson and Riesebeck also donated supplies to the others effort. John ended up giving me some supplies, Henderson said. There was a lot on social media about competition and I was thrown off. Henderson says he also plans to continue to help hurricane relief efforts if needed. Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center On Wednesday, November 14 at 1 p.m., the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation and Grand Villa will be serving a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center. You can indulge in a delicious meal while helping a worthy cause. All funds raised by the Foundation goes to assist the Gulfport Senior Center in meeting their needs. There will be musical entertainment for your dining pleasure. There will be limited seating so tickets must be purchased in advance. The ticket price is $10 and may be purchased in the mornings at the Help for Addicts and Their Families Narconon reminds families that an intervention can be the difference between life and death. Interventions are powerful tools that can be used when an addict refuses to get help or seek treatment. To learn more about how to conduct an intervention for your loved one go to Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call for free screenings or referrals, 877-841-5509 Boca Ciega Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Boca Ciega High School recently announced the 2018 inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Congratulations are in order for Earnest Crumbley Sr., class of 1981; Kenneth Speedy Smith, class of 2011; Coach Randy Shuman, current Boys Basketball Coach and Barbara Paonessa, BCHS Principal from 1987 through 2003. The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be on Friday, November 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the BCHS cafeteria area. Cost for the ceremony buffet dinner is $15 per person. Make check payable to Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame (PAHOF, Inc.) and mail to BCHS, 924 58th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707, Attn. Coach Randy Shuman.


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