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FREEEvery Thur sda yOnline Ev er ydayt heGabber .com No. 2592 November 8 November 14, 2018 Gulfports New Red Tide Bloom is Very IntenseBy Debbie Wolfe First spotted and photographed by residents in Town Shores, two images of a large brown area in Boca Ciega Bay located close to the condominiums were posted to a Gulfport-related Facebook page on Tuesday morning, November 6. The images drew area television journalist. See Red Tide, page 24On November 6, a resident of the Town Shores posted this picture of an intense red tide bloom in Boca Ciega Bay on social media. Photo posted on Facebook by Pat MottoliMonnia. A Table for Hundreds, PleaseBy Debbie Wolfe The third-annual Chefs Table ne dining charity dinner in Gulfport on Monday, November 5 featured specialty dishes from 11 local restaurants. A total of 568 seats were sold said Pia Goff, owner of Pias Trattoria and the main organizer of the event. The white tablecloth, multicourse dinner started just before sunset on Beach Boulevard between 30th Avenue South and Shore Boulevard.See more photos page 29 True Gulfport Icon Found Dead in HomeBy Debbie Wolfe Terry Foster dies at 68. She was all business when it came to identifying details and organizing publicity or volunteers for Gulfport events. She liked her morning coffee from Stellas strong and had a dry sense of humor that sparkled from her eyes even when she was talking shop. Terry Foster, 68, of Gulfport also loved animals, especially her Jack Sprat Sparrow-Foster Rescue Dog who often accompanied her around town. On Tuesday morning, November 6, a personal friend and business associate found FosterSee Foster, page 34


2 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Lego Club at Gulfport Library Lego enthusiasts! Come to the Gulfport Library on Tuesday, November 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. for some Lego fun at the library. Open to children ages 5 to 10 and a caregiver. Call 727-893-1074 or email Cailey at to sign up! Join the Second Saturday Singers Join a fun singing group (ranging in age from middle school through 90s) that meets once a month to sing songs everyone loves: Broadway, vintage pop, movie themes, spirituals and more. The Second Saturday Singers meet on the second Saturday of each month from November through April from 9 a.m. till noon at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S. They will then present a free concert in the churchs sanctuary on Saturday, April 13. All are welcome. For more information, contact Bob Drick at bobd@pccumc or 727-3812499 ext. 209. Serve at Heroes Weekend in Gulfport Whether you served in the military or serve on the volleyball court, join in the city of Gulfport and VETsports Heroes Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. This is a great way for the community to participate in Veterans Day while giving back to local veterans. 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. After that grab a seat and honor our Veterans at the citys of Veterans Parade at 11 a.m. on Beach Blvd. S. The Parade route will start on Beach Blvd. S. and 28th Ave. S. heading south towards the Casino Ballroom. Once the participants reach Shore Blvd. S. they will turn right, heading west, Recreation Complex, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Join the City of Gulfport as we honor our Veterans at the Heroes Weekend Veterans Parade. Following the Veterans Parade, opening ceremonies will commence for the 7th Annual VETSports Beach Volleyball Gulfport Open. Be sure to stick around for the Gulfport Police vs. the Gulfport Fire Department at 1 p.m. For more event information, please call 727-893-1118 or visit 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 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 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 cepelinai (boiled grated potato with meat) 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.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 3 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 Gulfport Beach Pavillion #4. Help them clean up the beach and then watch some great volleyball during Heros Weekend with Vet Sports and the Tampa Bay Beach Bums. 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. Please join in the fun. 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 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 writing 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. Italian Festival Features Food and Music The Social Club of St. Petersburg will hold their Italian Festival at their club, 2500 34th St. S., on Saturday, November 10. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. There will be a wide variety of Italian food including lasagna, sausage and peppers, chicken parm, ribs and pizza as well as traditional American fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and beverages. All foods may be purchased as part of a dining package or separately. Relax and listen to the accordion board, video games, corn hole, bocce and more. Also plan to participate in family bingo with prizes and the wine tasting. Advanced dining packages are available for $15. Call 727-4232709 for advanced dining package tickets and more information. This event is open to the public. The club is handicapped accessible with on-site parking.


4 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Cemetery Connections aff or dable cemetery pr oper ty727-527-1177 (ask f or Mik e) wn Crypts Holiday 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. 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 and Fantasy genre. The next meeting is on November 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be entertainment 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. For movie title to be shown, please call 727-893-1074. 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.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 5 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 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. 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


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Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 7 Thanksgiving Benet Concert at PAG Church The music ministry of Pass-A-Grill Beach Community Church invites the community to join them on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the church, 107 16th Ave., for a Thanksgiving concert entitled. An Evening of Praise and Thanksgiving. The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet and Vox Nova, the premier mixed ensemble from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, will join the Chancel Choir and Chancel Ringers from Pass-A-Grille for an evening of inspirational Thanksgiving music. The brass quintet is comprised of titled members of the Florida Orchestra. Vox Nova will be conducted by Matthew Clear and the Pass-A-Grille ensembles by Dale Williams. The concert is free but people attending are asked to make a recent hurricanes. For information on this and other church activities please call 727-360-5508 or visit


8 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Gulfports Own Jennifer Webb Wins District 69 State House SeatBy Debbie Wolfe Democrat Jennifer Webb, right, of Gulfport, gives her mom, Valerie Honeycott, a victory hug after winning the Florida state House of Representatives District 69 seat on Tuesday, November 6.She did it. Gulfports own Jennifer Webb, 38, a Democrat, won the Florida state House of Representatives District 69 seat on Tuesday, November 6 in a race against Republican challenger Raymond Blacklidge, 58, of Madeira Beach. Webb received 53 percent of the vote while Blacklidges total was 47 percent. Just before 8 p.m., moments before receiving a telephone call from Blacklidge in which he conceded the election, Webb described what she was feeling. Honored. Privileged. Excited. Im ready to do good work for District 69! Her election watch turned victory party was held at Isabelles at the Peninsula Inn in Gulfport and was attended by over 200 people. Representatives serve two-year terms. Jennifer Webb, with Todd Richardson, left, the Pinellas County development director of Equality Florida, learns of her victory Tuesday night.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 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. A great opportunity to honor veterans by 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


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 9 With Novembers arrival comes a years worth of holiday anticipation and anxious preparation. calendars with decadent family meals and holiday events, it can be easy to forget that some families struggle to provide even the most basic necessities. Although several organizations coordinate holiday fundraisers and charity events, the Pinellas County opportunity to give back to children and families with whom they have met and interacted, sometimes on multiple occasions. Putting names and faces to the recipients of our holiday giving is added incentive to PCSO members who dedicate additional time and during the season. For what is the 15th consecutive will kick off the holiday giving season through a partnership with the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club, Beach Community Food Pantry at Calvary Episcopal Church, Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue District, and Publix. The partnership aims to limit the number of families who go hungry by delivering food to families who otherwise could not afford traditional holiday meals around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Volunteers load patrol cars with hearty Publix meals, including items like fully cooked turkeys, cornbread, mashed potatoes, green beans, loaves of bread, and more, and deputies deliver them to families whom they within the community. pie and pack up the cornucopia, the PCSO sets its sights on hosting the From the Desk of Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtierilargest law enforcement-organized holiday charity fundraiser in the Tampa Bay Area, which has raised more than $500,000 in donations and proceeds since its inception 25 years ago. On Saturday, December 1st, Ride & Run With The Stars will celebrate its silver anniversary with the customary days worth of family activity including a 5K chipped race, 10K and 25-mile bike rides, a Challenge 5K run and 25-mile bike ride combination, and a Family Fun 1-mile walk or skate. Post-race activities include the opportunity to refuel with food truck fare, a Kids Zone with arts and crafts Mr. and Mrs. Claus on the Sheriffs with tables full of gift baskets, more. The only thing more rewarding than a day of family exercise and activity is knowing that the proceeds support the Sheriffs Christmas Sharing Project, through which PCSO members use the money raised to shop for holiday gifts, clothing, food, and other necessities for families in need. Like the food drive partnership, the gift packages assembled during Ride & Run With The Stars shopping day are hand-delivered by familiar-faced deputies. If you are interested in getting involved with Ride & Run With The Stars, whether by registering for a race, ordering a t-shirt or Silver Anniversary Challenge Coin, sponsoring the event, or making a donation, contact Lieutenant Joe Gerretz at 727-582-6287, and visit for more information. In the meantime, let the Pinellas wish you happy thanksgiving, happy holidays, and happy giving! 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. 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 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). For more information, and a list of topics covered each week, call Jim at 727360-4846, Warren at 727-321-7801 or Phil at 727-865-2226.


10 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Chilly Temps, Wind Didnt Keep Hardy Shoppers AwayBy Debbie Wolfe Pam and Matt Eckstein of Largo, found a pair of welcoming pineapple candlestick holders. Were just outtting our new place, said Pam. The yard sales are really cool because we can nd neat little things. We didnt have much to bring from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, because of Hurricane Irma. We still have a little homestead down there. I have a lot of junk! said Tony Klepac, left, of 5600 15th Ave. S. His friend, who used to work in retail, helped him get it all set up. I organized it by departments so nothing is scattered, said George Harbaugh of Gulfport. With an air temperature at 62 degrees with winds blowing at 19 mph, hardy vendors and shoppers still participated in Gulfports citywide yard sale on Saturday, November as pineapple candlesticks, a vintage Singer sewing treadle base table and a wolfs tooth. Gulfport yard sale participant Mandy Mortenson of 707 60th St. S. Im trying to get rid of stuff from my garage. It was no matter what mammal was the exact original owner it sold. Im the book guy, said Patrick Garrabrant of 5602 12th Ave. S., a veteran seller. I love books mostly nonOren Estell of St. Petersburg found a treasure on one of Garrabrants tables. It was a photo book of his hometown city of Philadelphia. At another yard, hundreds of items for sale were organized in an L-shaped table arrangement that wrapped around the corner lot. I have a lot of junk! said Tony Klepac, of 5600 15th Ave. S. His friend, who used to work in retail, helped him get it all set up. I organized it by departments so nothing is scattered, said George Harbaugh of Gulfport. There was even an international and antique 1602 56th St. S. It belonged to a young ladys great-grandmother in Denmark, said Kelly Zervas of an authentic metal sewing machine table. She had it shipped to the United States and now shes back in Denmark. Im helping her to sell it. It needs to be inside somewhere to be protected. And then there was music at 2007 55th St. S. It was the second time that Dean and Heidi Hugh had held a yard sale in Gulfport and they learned a few things Be prepared early and have electricity with music, said Heidi. John Denver guitar music We wanted to make it fun for everybody, she said.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 11 Sacred Lands Features Celtic Bands Sacred Lands next Music and a Meal night will be on Friday, November 16, with the celtic group Celtic Conundrum. Come enjoy live music and healthy food in the greenhouse building at one of the most unique historical waterfront sites in our county. The opening act, Celtic Calling, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Check out celticconundrum on Facebook. Gate opens at 7 p.m. Admission is $12. A homemade healthy meal will be available for purchase for $8. For questions call 727-367-3592 or 727347-0354. Phones That Are Loud, Clear and Free hearing loss are eligible to receive a Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phone for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. qualify and for more information. Limit one per client. Live Nativity at St. Pete Community Church St. Petersburg Community Church invites you to experience a live, outdoor nativity on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will take place at the church located at 4501 30th Ave. N. and is free to the community. Visitors will follow a path of luminaries as they stroll through an outdoor comes to life as costumed characters portray Caesar Augustus, Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds, and the wise men. There is also an interactive marketplace to enjoy with many hands-on experiences for the whole family. They encourage you to bring your whole family to start your Christmas season by experiencing this After the walk, join them for refreshments. For more information visit spcc. or call 727-385-3640.


12 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 This Week's Solutions Save Our StraysLooking for a polydactyl (six-toed) kitten? Skittles may be the one for you. The tabby-and-white girl loves to have her tummy scratched and rubs against her humans legs for attention. She voices her content with very loud purrs. With her distinct walk because of her many toes, Skittles is very cute and special. She has been completely vetted and microchipped. View other kittens/cats at Pet Pal Animal ShelterAre you lonely? Looking for a large, loving companion? Vito says fugghetaboutit! This 3-year-old, 63-pound Rottweiler mix loves people, but would prefer to be an 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 ObituariesIn Memory of: ELAINE O. SAMPSON 4/17/1921-11/7/2009 Our mother, Elaine Sampson, born and raised in Chicago, and a resident of Gulfport a resident of Gulfport for 63 years, was married to the man of her dreams for 66 years, Bill Sampson Sr., a Gulfport realtor. She was a dedicated 25-year Gulfport librarian. We have missed Mom every day since her quiet passing. We are who we are because were right, Mom, on just about everything!" "Violets for her Furs" by Sinatra was her favorite song; and yes, her violets live on. In loving memory, Leslie Sampson Waters and Bill Sampson Jr.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 13 Whats your favorite Queen song? The GabsEmily Fullmer, Orlando: We Will Ivey Soto, Brandon: I just saw [the movie] Bohemian Rhapsody. Killer Queen. Thats like my favorite song. Jessi Robinson, Tampa: Crazy Little Thing Called Love. I like the beat I guess. Jonathan Jacob, Dover: Under Pressure. Sounds a lot like Ice, Ice, Baby. Welcome to Gulfport Workshop at Library There will be Welcome to Gulfport Workshops on Tuesday, November 13, from10:30 a.m. till noon and Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Library, 5501 27th Ave. S. Are you new to, returning to, or simply curious about Gulfport? If so, this get-together is for you. Co-hosted by Gulfport Neighbors and the Gulfport Public Library, this event will get you started at the library and give you information on the city of Gulfports services and activities. Many topics of interest including identifying your ward and your council representative. Learn which bus routes serve this area and about the Pinellas Trail. They will also provide an overview of Gulfport Neighbors mission and activities. For information, call 727-893 1074.


14 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 12 Community Players The Man From Earth The Gulfport Community Players will perform The Man from Earth 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 8 November 14, 2018 15 Music & DancingTues/Thurs7-10pmKaraokeFriday Night Saturday NightStage West We H ave Pull Ta bs Ser ving L unch!Mon~Sat 11~3 Ne xt Blood Bank T. B .A. Gulfport Votes 100% Celebrates Voter Turnout with Post-Election PartyPhoto by Debbie WolfeAbout 75 people celebrated their right to vote on Tuesday, November 6 at the Party at the Polls at the Port event held at the Port bar, which is part of the Artisan Art & Food Collective located at 2832 Beach Blvd. Sponsored by the new non-partisan Gulfport Votes 100% group, the gathering included a free beverage and hors doeuvres for each attendee who was wearing an I Voted The Urban Gypsies of Tampa provided music. Gulfport voted at 71.54 percent, up from 63 percent in 2014, said Ingrid Bredenberg, the groups organizer, on Wednesday, November 7. We moved the dial in the right direction. We got to know more of our neighbors and we had fun in the process. Fall Fitness and Yoga Classes The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. will be offering three new classes this Fall. Body Movement will all be offered. Body Movement & Being is on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior 9:30 a.m. at Scout Hall, 5315 28th Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Scout Hall. 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 contact the event line at 727-893-5657. St. Anthonys World Diabetes Day Events On Wednesday, November 14, St. Anthonys Hospital has three special free offerings planned to support community awareness of diabetes. Walk With a Diabetes Educator from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. at Crescent Lake Park, 1320 5th St. N., by the tennis courts. A LifeHelp Dietitian Diabetes Educator will be available to lead a gentle walk and discuss healthy habits for diabetes control. There will be free diabetes screenings from 11 a.m. till noon in the St. Anthonys Hospital Cafeteria Fishbowl Conference Room. This special diabetes risk screening does not require fasting. It is open to 25 participants. There will be a Living Well with Diabetes Presentation from noon to 1 p.m., in the St. Anthonys Hospital Cafeteria Fishbowl Conference Room. All events require advance registration. Please register by calling toll free 1-800-BayCare as participation and seating is limited.


16 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Gulfport Recreations Child Care Program Program for children who will be entering kindergarten through age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Elementary and Douglas Jamerson Elementary. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Monthly fees are $150 for residents (additional child discount available) and $188 for non-residents. The Recreation Center announces the sponsorship of the Afterschool Nutrition Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. The program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks to children in afterschool programs. Snacks are available at no separate charge to the children. Hours of registration are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Please call 727-893-1068 for more information. Treasure Island Pancake Breakfast Gulf Beaches Rotary and Middle Grounds Grill will host Robbys Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 9, from 8 a.m. till noon, at Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place. coffee and juice for $5. There will be $5 bloody marys. Bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable care kids. For more information visit GEMS Getaway to Congo River Golf Join GEMS Getaway on November 15 and enjoy a delicious lunch at Perkins with a menu full of fall favorites. Next, they will head over to Congo River Golf where you will discover a world of excitement. With 18 holes of miniature golf and the opportunity to feed live gators, you will see why this place is #1 in Florida. $18 for GEMS members and $20 for non-GEMS members. Price includes round-trip transportation, parking, and one round of golf. Meal paid for separately. Space is limited. Please contact reserve your seat. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Registration is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call 727-893-5657. Gulfport Toastmasters Open House Do you want to improve your communication skills? Build your Toastmasters is the place you want to be. Join them for a very special Gulfport Toastmasters Open House The open house is on Wednesday, November 14 at Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave S. Come meet members of the Gulfport Club from 6 till 6:30 p.m., then observe a typical meeting from 6:30 till 7:45 p.m. If you have questions, contact Cathy Howard at


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 17 Saturday, November 3, marked the 20th year of the annual Historic Kenwood BungalowFest. The home tour has been a yearly fundraiser for the Kenwood Neighborhood Association since 1998, opening up homes and other local buildings, including St. Pete High School, to curious ticket holders. The event has grown since its start, now selling more than 800 tickets. Historic Kenwood, one of the largest concentration of bungalow-style homes in Florida, is boarded roughly by 1st and 9th Avenues North between 34th and 20th Streets in St. Petersburg. This years BungalowFest opened up nine homes in multiple styles, including a Sears, Roebuck & Company kit home from 1928. The neighborhood has 17 styles of homes, said Brenda Gordon, volunteer. Were not cookie cutter. Gordon rode one of the tours three trolleys on Saturday, offering information on the neighborhood to guests and they traveled across busy 5th Avenue North. Homes on the tour ranged from 642 to 2,000 square feet. I think this tour really goes to show that you can live big in a tiny little space, said Gordon. A group of Kenwood homeowners traveled on one of the trolley buses, cheerful and excited about the tour. I just love the way the neighborhood buzzes every year when the tour happens, said Tony his crew moved to the area from Portland, Oregon. Oh, we love Other tourgoers were equally enthusiastic about the event. I love getting ideas to decorate or remodel, said Kristin Burnett, coming out of a 1925 craftsman bungalow Saturday morning. I love the brick streets, said friend Judy Splendore, admiring one of Kenwood key features, its original brick-paved streets. In addition to the open homes on the tour, each house featured work from a local artist. Historic Kenwood is a Neighborhood of the Arts, with a special zoning ordinance from 2014 permitting small-scale artfocused businesses to be run from homes. Keeping it in the family, homeowner Holly Minch moved in across the street from her aunt and uncle. Both Minch and her relatives opened their homes up for the tour this year. Minch has owned her 1928 Sears, Roebuck & Co. kit home for a year and a half. After moving in, Minch renovated her home, keeping the historic charm and character, but says she had a lot of help. Her aunt and uncle, Peter Burke and Wendy Byrnes, helped Minch with the renovations, which included a new kitchen. They were great in helping me remodel, said Minch. Minch also credited her renovation success to the Kenwood neighborhood salvage garage, where she for her home and was invited to participate in the home tour. The tour actually is a to give back. Proceeds from the tour go to fund kids activities in the neighborhoods historic Seminole Park as well as a newsletter that every home in Kenwood receives monthly. Each year the tour welcomes newbie home owners to the tour to keep it fresh. Im pretty sure they dont repeat homes more than every six or seven years, said Barbara Gordon, volunteer. Historic Kenwood Celebrates 20 Years of Bungalow FestBy Angelina Bruno Holly Minch poses for a photo in the living room of her 1928 Sears, Roebuck & Co. kit home. Minch volunteered her home for the 20th Annual Historic Kenwood BungalowFest. From left, Chase Moore, Tony Loefer, Harry Martin and Michael Grifn ride the trolley during Saturdays BungalowFest. The four live in Kenwood and made the move here from Portland, Oregon.


18 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 People and their pets turned out for the inaugural Woofstock on Saturday, November 3 in Gulfport and over $5,000 was raised for Emmas Foundation, a charity that provides dogs diagnosed with cancer, said Suzie King, the local promoter. The fundraiser was held at Saltys, 5413 Shore Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and included a Waterfront for prizes, a bark-b-que, and a hippy-themed costume contest for dogs and their owners. It was really awesome, said King. Everybody was so happy to be there and they were very generous. They and people were donating even though they didnt have a Pawsport pub crawl ticket. They were really into it. The event was so successful, King said she is going to make it an annual event. The date for 2019 has not been chosen, yet. The national-level foundation has been in existence for over six years and started in Milton, Vermont, said co-founder Ron Hatin. About two years ago after moving, he and his wife, co-founder Tina, started the Florida chapter in Hudson. When an owner dog has cancer and if they have they can apply to the foundation for assistance through the website, he said. As part of the application review process, the Hatins contact the animals veterinarian to regarding the prognosis and they background check on the owner. Upon approval, we will apply grants to help people with the treatment for their dog, said Ron. The grants are paid directly to the veterinary service. Ninety-nine percent of the money we raise goes to help dogs. We have minimal overhead such as and business cards. We work out of our house and we have no paid employees. We are 100 percent volunteer. The foundation is named in memory of their yellow labborder collie mix who died of jaw cancer on August 19, 2010. We started Emmas Foundation for Canine Cancer to keep her memory alive, said Tina. We know Emma would be proud! Commonly, senior citizens with limited income and people with disabilities apply, said Ron. There was an older couple where the wife was skipping chemo to pay for the dogs chemo, said Ron. Her husband said, My family only shows up at Christmas and my dog looks at me every morning with love in her eyes. That was the end of it for me. Thats what motivated us to start the foundation to help people in the name of Emma. To date, their foundation has helped 454 dogs. The typical cost for cancer treatment ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. Thats hard for people who do not have that kind of disposable income, said Ron. The need is huge. As part of caring for dogs, please take one day out of the month and for a few minutes, check your dog for lumps and bumps including the inside of their mouth, said Tina. Early detection is key. Over $5,000 Raised at First Woofstock FundraiserBy Debbie Wolfe From left, Tina and Ron Hatin, co-founders of Emmas Foundation for Canine Cancer, run their information booth at the inaugural Woofstock fundraiser held in Gulfport on Saturday, November 3. The foundation was the beneciary and over $5,000 was raised, said Suzie King, the local promoter. The event was so successful, King is going to make it an annual event. Darleen and Dennis Reid, center, won best in show with their dog McKenna, who was named after Jane Seymours role in the movie Somewhere in Time, said Dennis. Also pictured is Taylor Floener, left, and Angela Legan, event coordinator. Photo by Ken Reichart.


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20 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Eckerd College Events for November 2018 Eckerd College offers myriad activities and programs as a service to the community. All events are held on the Eckerd College campus and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated. Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Ave. S. Programs and events are subject to change. On Monday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m., Michael Muhammed Knight, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Central Florida, will present the history of the Five Percenters, a religious group that emerged in 1960s Harlem during the schism between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad. This lecture presents the history and teachings of the Five Percenters and examines the movements struggle for its incarcerated members freedom of conscience. Sponsored by the Religious Studies discipline and the Center for Spiritual Life. On Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m., there will be an Andrew Bujalski Retrospective entitled Funny Ha Ha, directed by Andrew Bujalski (English, 89 minutes, 2002) Touted as one of the most college graduate Marnie (Kate Dollenmayer) as she drifts through her early twenties with humble goals and little direction. A lowFunny Ha Ha captures the ennui of emerging adulthood with little fanfare but a clear vein of truth. Part of the International Cinema Series at Eckerd College. For more information, email, visit eckerd. edu/events or call 727-864-7979. To see all International Cinema Series at Eckerd College offerings, visit


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 21 Senior Center Foundation Anniversary The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation invites you to their 15th Anniversary Celebration and their annual meeting on Monday, November 26, starting at 4 p.m. Come hear about what theyve accomplished this past year and what they plan for the future, and meet board members as well as other foundation members. Beverages and snacks will be served. For more information visit GulfportSeniors.Popcorn and a Movie at the Hickman Theater On Tuesday, November 20 at 1 p.m., join Dedicated Senior Medical Center & Wellcare for a matinee movie and popcorn in the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. The lives of four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous Shades of Grey, catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. Drama/ Romance 2018 PG-13 1h44m. 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 Senior Center Event Line at 727-893-5657. Bay Voices Free Holiday Concert in Gulfport Returning for a fourth year, the Bay Voices mens choral group will perform a holiday concert at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Complimentary wine, soft beverages and cheese will be offered. The event is 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 at facebook. com/GulfportLibraryFL. 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 727-341-1515, or at


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Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 23 Gulfport Church Members Aide Hurricane Michael Reconstruction By Abby Baker Julia Hoer, one of the 17 Gulfport Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members who spent October 13 in Tallahassee and October 14 in the Panama City area clearing the destruction of Hurricane Michael. Photo courtesy of Brandon Hoer. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gulfport members have Michael destruction in the Tallahassee and Panama City areas over the last three weeks. We worked all day, and 12-hour days, said Brandon Hoer, a Gulfport church member who volunteered in Tallahassee on October 13 and in the Panama City area on October 14. My arms have never been more sore. According to the church, it has about 16 million members in the United States. Members within a sixto seven-hour drive of the Panama City area have been volunteering since Hurricane Michael hit Florida on October 10. On October 13, 17 local members made the drive north following the destruction. Church members have continued to go on their own accord, driving their personal vehicles each weekend since, said organizers. The latest trip was on Saturday, October 27. and volunteer. We really focused on the critical needs of the people. The volunteers primary mission is to move large objects, clear trees and branches out of peoples yards and repair victims homes. do, its very sad. The weekend of October 13, a resident in the Panama City area and church overnight in the structurally devastated area. Every natural disaster that happens, our church will send out their members, said Hoer. These are regular people who volunteer and donate because we really feel like thats what Jesus Christ would do. before dedicating another day to clearing peoples homes. We were able to help a lot of people, Hoer said. There are massive trees Church members plan to continue driving north to help the victims of the hurricane. The people were very, very grateful, said Joanne Schiff. We always say a prayer and sing a song before we go because we want to bring them comfort. Glam Gals & Posh Pups Fashion Event Gals & Posh Pups Fashion Event on Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Womans Club, 40 Snell Isle NE. There will be a catered luncheon with a wine bar. Featured will be Ladies Fashions by Chicos & Doggie Fashions by One Lucky Dog. Guest speaker will be Tricia Bonati with Poodle Rescue. A donation of $40 per person is requested. Proceeds of Building Restoration Fund. To make reservations, please call 727-8226659 or email: Sophies Attic Joins the Citywide Yard Sale Greetings from Sophies Attic Thrift Shop. Are you prepared for this cooler weather? Check out the winter weight clothing here in our shop. Freshly laundered sweaters and jackets. They also have some really nice jeans and long pants. There are two racks of half price clothing waiting for your shopping pleasure. They have started to put out their Christmas merchandise as well as some fall items. Come on in and check them out. They are a mission outreach of the First United 28th Ave. They are open on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. till noon. Community Law Program for Seniors Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., every third Friday of the older and qualify with the program. Call 727-582-7480 to qualify and to make the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg Attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance.


24 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 wondered if the brown area documented in the photos was sewage being dumped into the bay by Gulfport or another waterfront municipality. A few said they were sure it was. After testing results from the county were received on Tuesday afternoon, Gulfport City Manager Jim OReilly said, Emphatically, there was no sewage discharge. Gulfport Marina Harbormaster Denis Frain inspected the local red tide bloom from a city boat. The blue-green colored area in the photographs posted on Facebook is the clean water colliding with the red tide, said Frain. Most of the red tide is from entrance of Town Shores. The middle of the bay is clear. And, the south side of the bay by Isla Del Sol is also clear. Right in the back of Town Shores is really heavy red tide. Westerly winds push it toward Gulfport, he said. My throat is killing me, said Frain. I had to come back in. Single-cell Karenia that give them the ability to swim on their own, said Levy. Mostly, the algae are carried by tide action and winds. another water quality test in the bay on Wednesday, she said. Once test results are evaluated, additional special testing will be scheduled as needed. Routine monitoring tests are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. As part of their protocol, city from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said OReilly. Additional information about red tide is located on the countys website at watershed/red-tide.htm.Red Tide, from front pageBy Monday afternoon, after water testing, a red tide bloom of Karenia Gulfport, said Division Director of Pinellas County Environmental Management Kelli Levy. We had staff working in the intra-coastal waterway, Levy told the Gabber. So, I gave them the location and asked them to go grab a sample. After the initial lab analysis, the concentration of red tide, she said. Its a very high, very intense bloom. respiratory irritation in the area of Gulfport. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew what it was. Summaries of lab results are published on the divisions Facebook page, PinellasEnviroNews. My main concern is that it is so concentrated that really, if I were to put an oxygen probe in that bloom, there would be no oxygen there, said Levy. I expect that if this stays like this over the next few days, Because winds can cause bloom organisms to become airborne, county testers typically wear N95 toxins from the air so they are not breathing it in, said Levy. The facemasks are available at local hardware stores in packages of 10 for about $15. A lot of times when a bloom gets this concentrated, it cant sustain itself, she said. Im hoping its going to exhaust itself. It has been bad enough when we saw these types of pictures off our Gulf beaches. Because there is a lot of open water out there in the Gulf of Mexico, there is a lot of circulation. Inside the bay, there is much less Levy said the county would be monitoring the bay bloom closely over the next few days to see if it breaks up or starts to spread. We are prepared in case we see take care of that. Some initial posters on Facebook On Tuesday morning, November 6, a resident of the Town Shores condominium complex in Gulfport posted this view of the nearby water in Boca Ciega Bay. The image drew the attention of city staff followed by county ofcials who were rst alerted to the social media post by an area television journalist. Photo posted on Facebook by Mike Stevenson.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 25 Free Family Movie Series at Library On Saturday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m., the Gulfport Library will be screening the long-awaited sequel about a family of superheroes who wear fabulous red uniforms (with no capes!) This animated feature stars the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Millner, Bob Odenkirk, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is rated PG. If anyone has any questions about this title or titles for upcoming months, please contact the library at 727-893-1074. Beta Sigma Phi Activities 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 plans 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. The 2020 Florida State Convention Executive Board will meet on Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the home of Chairman Sharon Ingram. Sunshine City Council will host the Beta Sigma Phi Florida State Convention in May of 2020. The committees are busy with plans for this convention. They will be selling t-shirts at the 2019 State Convention in Orlando in May. Beta Sigma Phi is a social and cultural womens organization. Sunshine City Council has eight chapters of various degrees and members of all ages. The City Council Vice Presidents may be contacted through the website BSPStP@gmail. com. For more information contact Sharon Ingram at 727-321-2849. Gulfport Lions Christmas Craft Fair Calling all crafters! 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 before its to late for your application at First come $40 for an eight-foot table. Watercolor with Patsi at the Rec Center Fun, focused and fast classes. Beginner and intermediate levels. No experience required. Classes are offered on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The classes are held at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Please call Patsi at 727-5013559. Space is limited.


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28 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). All the power and control comes responsibility and then quickly recognize the relationship between action and reaction, choice and consequence. When the outcome tactics, make a different choice and keep adjusting until the result is favorable. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). a schedule and sticking with it are that will be most memorable. The the expected and the unexpected. Also, because of your playful attitude, lot in the name of fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Charlie Chaplin famously said, "In the end, feel that your situation is funny, you can see humor in parts of it. Those parts become the levity that will bring out a sunnier tone, some fun and a reason to bond with the others involved. These really are the good times. CANCER (June 22-July 22). even a little research, into the best approach. This is a matter of knowing what the others expect and exceeding those expectations. Good manners LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Like a Rolling Stones song, time is on your side -especially if you use it to do in lately. Focus on tasks that have you feel cared for, you are better able to care for others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The sort of people who can help you will and integrity. One without the other is either useless or dangerous. Get you know about it, the better able important. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Building always takes longer than demolition. That can be good news, depending on the situation. What needs to come down this week is an internal wall of protection that has taken you years wall to come down, and it can happen with one decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those who try to impress everyone usually end up impressing no one. The same goes for anyone trying to please the with is diverse. There is no way to make them all happy. Make yourself happy and see who smiles along with SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Spiders taste with their feet. Snakes hear with their bellies. Cats see in the dark, and birds can see more colors than humans can. What you learn of the natural world will bring depth to daily life. To understand another species is to appreciate your humanity differently. Self-compassion increases, too. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). get more this week. This will apply to loved ones, colleagues and you, be amazed at what people, including you, are capable of delivering. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). you take life on a case-by-case basis. tells you that you can do something, affecting your life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some say home is where your people are. comfortably yourself, people or no week will be on doing your part to make that group of people, point on the map or feeling the best it can be.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 29 This year, the event featured music by two bands. The Urban Gypsies of Tampa performed while walking up and down Beach Boulevard as while guests dined. Deb LeClercq of Gulfport celebrated her birthday at the dinner. In addition to the crown she and other guests wore to celebrate the theme of the tables hosted by Vintage Small Bites and Wine Lounge, owner and chef Wendy Ohlendorf made sure LeClercq also had a fresh ower lei to wear for her special day. The centerpieces for the tables offered by Vintage Small Bites and Wine Lounge featured edible arrangements made by Macey Fulmer and Carl Ricciardi in the theme of Where the Wild Things Are, a 1963 childrens book written by Maurice Sendak. The Lounge Cat band entertains guests at Mondays Chefs Table charity event. Below, the Victorian-themed oral arrangements for Isabelles at the Peninsula Inn were done by Dale Shirley, left, of St. Petersburg. Greg Tucker, his friend, also from St. Petersburg, joined him for the multicourse meal.Chefs Table, from front page


30 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 How Is Your Legal Health? As with your physical well-being, you can avoid major legal problems by periodically checking the status of your legal health. Some of the areas in which you may wish to consider getting a legal "check-up" are estate planning, wills, trusts, insurance retirement planning. A review of your legal affairs on an annual basis to ensure that all relevant legal documents meet your current needs is recommended. Many times, a yearly legal checkup will uncover legal problems that can be corrected before they cause a major problem. For example, with a birth or death of a loved one, you may wish to reevaluate your will, trust or estate plan. Like a physician or dentist, a lawyer is trained to diagnose legal problems or maladies and recommend cures. During your legal checkup, a review of your family affairs, real estate holdings, investments, business interests and employment should be to your legal health, a lawyer should be able to anticipate what remedial action is necessary before a minor problem becomes a costly disaster. In upcoming segments of this publication, we will together explore some of the common legal problems uncovered by a legal checkup. As with a medical problem, it is important to see a lawyer as early as possible, that is, before a legal problem occurs, or if there is already a legal problem, before it becomes more aggravated and costly. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson calls regarding this article and other outlines general legal principles. If 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 Fall Crafts for Kids at the Gulfport Library Come have a gobble, gobble, good time! If youre in grades K to 5, then come to the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., for fall-themed crafts! They will make cards to give thanks, a turkey magnet, and a 3D beaded pumpkin. The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16. Call 727893-1134.for additional details.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 be held on Sunday. The winner need not be present to win. Free parking on site. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under 12 free. For information call 727-576-1001 or 727576-0400.Beth-El Shalom Hosts Psalms Harp Concert Professional harpist Steve Rees will be playing the psalms of King David to the tunes that David created at Beth-El Shalom on Friday, to bring your friends to this amazing recreation of the original songs of the Bible. CDs will be for sale so you can save this experience. Admission is free and all are welcome. Beth-El Shalom is at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N. For more info and pre-registration please call 727-345-7777, email or visit their websites and


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 31 Local Crime WatchA sampling of police reports from Oct. 7 to Oct. 17 in Gulfport.Source: Gulfport Police DepartmentGulfport10/25 Warrant arrest in the 5700 block of 15th Avenue South. While helping with an assist citizen call, it was discovered that Kaitlyn Campbell had an outstanding warrant out of Sarasota County for possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County jail. 10/25 Warrant arrest in the 5500 block of 27th Avenue South. regarding two men that were yelling at each other at a bus stop. Eric Thomas, who initially provided a an outstanding warrant issued by Pinellas County for failure to appear for a retail theft charge. He was also charged with providing a false name and was transported to the Pinellas County jail. 10/27 Burglary to a vehicle in the 2400 block of 49th Street South. A resident reported that she left her purse in her car and the car unlocked at approximately 6pm. When she returned to the car at 10 p.m. the purse was gone. 10/28 Burglary to a vehicle in the 5100 block of 14th Avenue South. A resident reported that he left his vehicle unlocked overnight and it was broken into. A gold watch, a money clip with $50, and debit cards were missing from the vehicle. The victim also reported that his vehicle had been broken into a week before and he did not report it. of marijuana at Gulfport Boulevard and Oleander Way. Sergeant Vandenberg stopped a vehicle for an expired tag. The driver admitted to having a small amount of marijuana under the drivers seat. He was issued an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion referral for possession of marijuana. 10/28 Theft in the 1600 block responded to the laundry facility where they made contact with a victim who advised that she left the area and when she came back her laundry was stolen. 10/29 Driving under the at Newton Avenue South and 49th Street South. Quarterman for an inoperable tag light and discovered that he was Quarterman refused to submit to a breathtest and was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana. 10/30 Battery in the 5100 block responded to a late reported battery at a school bus stop. A student exited the bus to walk home and was attacked by two other students from another school. During the altercation an adult was present and video recorded the incident. with their attack, they got into a vehicle with the adult who had been video recording the incident and left the area. Gulfport Police are currently working with the attempt to identify the suspects. 10/30 Information in the 1200 responded to the Stetson Law being posted around campus. Director of Public Safety who stated they were going to handle the issue from within. There was no violation of any criminal law. in the 4900 block of Gulfport Boulevard seizure of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was eligible for the Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion program and was given a referral. 10/31 Stolen vehicle in the 4700 responded to the residence where a vehicle was stolen from the driveway. The registered owner was able to track the vehicle on an app. The vehicle was located in St. Petersburg jurisdiction and recovered. There are no suspects at this time. 10/31 Domestic in the 1300 responded to an in-progress they heard a fence rattle when they looked around the corner, they saw John Reynolds running from the while keeping him in sight until the area of 9th Avenue South and at Reynolds to stop multiple times but he kept walking away from and took Reynolds into custody. Reynolds complained of pain so he was transported to Palms of Pasadena where he was medically cleared. Fatality in Pedestrian Crash On Tuesday, November 6, at 9:16 a.m., an elderly man crossing 30th Avenue North at 31st Street was struck by a pick-up truck, according to the St Petersburg Police Department. The victim, Francis Robert Hass, 86, was transported to Bayfront Hospital and later died of his injuries, police said. According to police reports, the driver, Jesse Todd Casazza, 45, stopped and cooperated with the investigation. There was no sign of impairment for the driver or the victim. No criminal charges are pending. The investigation is still underway.


32 Gabber November 8 November 14, 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 4 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 727360-9069. Gulfport Writers: Wednesdays at 10 am. (previously Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727537-9098. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Welcome to Gulfport Workshops: Tuesday, November 13, 10:30 am; Thursday, November 15, 6 pm. Co-hosted by Gulfport Neighbors and the Library. Learn about the services available through the City and the Library. Find out how you can participate in our award-winning Gulfport Neighbors organization. FMI, call 727-893-1074. Holiday Cards & Gift Tags: Wednesday, November 14, 1 pm. Join us for some holiday cheer and crafts! We will be designing and decorating cards and gift tags! Templates, stamps, and embellishments will be provided, supplies are limited, please call to register 727-893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, November 15, noon 1 pm. **NOTE NEW TIME. Discussion of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. Sponsored by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library. FMI, call 727-893-1073. Gentle Yoga for Adults: Tuesday, November 27, 10:15-11:15 am. Nourish your body and spirit with mindful movement, breath work, and meditation. This slow-paced class welcomes all levels and each month will feature a different set of postures. Please bring props if you want them. The class is taught by Christa Fairbrother, RYT and Certied Yoga for Arthritis Instructor. For more information and to sign up, please contact Cailey Klasson (727) 8931074. 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. Teen Book Club: Thursday, November 8, 4 pm. We are starting The Book was Better, a Teen Book Club of young adult books that have been adapted into recent movies. Our rst selection is Every Day by David Levithan. Swing by to check out a copy of the book. Well chat about the book and watch the movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. FMI and to sign up contact Cailey at 727893-1074 or Ravens Guild: Saturday, November 10, 1 pm. Gather fans of anime, manga, gaming! This month, join in on our Imagination Station, open discussion about different manga/ anime styles. 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, November 13, 3 4 pm. Build with Legos, wood blocks and more! Open to children ages 4-10 with a caregiver. Fall Crafts for Kids: Friday, November 16, 3:30 5 pm. If youre in Grades K-5, then join us for Fall-themed crafts! We will make cards to give thanks, a turkey magnet, and a 3D pumpkin. Call for additional details 727-8931134. Free Family Movie Series: Saturday, November 17, 1:30 pm. Screening the longawaited sequel about a family of superheroes who wear fabulous red uniforms (with NO CAPES!) This animated feature stars the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Millner, Bob Odenkirk, and Samuel L. Jackson. 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.CLOSED Monday, November 12 in Observance of Veterans DayFind 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 am 2 pm. For Intermediate & Advanced Players Tues., 10:30 am -2 pm for Beginners Tues., 7:30-9 pm for All Levels of Play Thurs.10:30 am 2 p.m. for All Levels of Play Basketball Wed., 9:30 am 2 pm Thurs.., 7:30 pm 9 pm Table Tennis Tue. & Thurs., 10:30 am -2 pm 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 inservice days. Option B $130 for residents $163 non-resident this does not include inservice 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 preschool, 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. 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., Dec. 12th. Call Jennifer at 813-263-3919 Gentle Hatha Yoga Tues., 6:30 p.m. Call Denise at 813-777-9964 Gentle Yoga Wed., 9:15 a.m. Call Denise at 813-777-9964 Kai Chi Do Mon., 7p.m. Call Amina 786208-5580 Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Andel 459-1319. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness Tues. & Thurs., 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 550-7185. Water Color Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Call Patsi 727-501-3559 Zumba Thurs., 6 p.m. call Magda 727-2147868.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 33 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 currently 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 Know Your Numbers Thurs., 11/8 @ 10:30 am. It is important to know your numbers. Come out to get your blood sugar and blood pressure checked. 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. Tech Tips with Stetson: Smart Phones & Tablets Fri., 11/16 @ 1:30 pm. Technology is constantly changing, making it hard to keep up with the latest changes, devices, & trends. Space is limited. MUST call (727) 893-5657 to pre-register. Health Talk with Humana 3rd Monday of Each Month @ 10:30 am. Join Wendy from Humana as she speaks on an important topic each month. This months topic: Humana Plans 2019 Phones for Hearing Impaired 3rd Tuesday of Every Month @ 9:30 11:30 am. FL residents with a certied hearing loss are eligible to receive a FREE amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. MUST call 727399-9983 to qualify. 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. Popcorn & Movie Tues., 11/20 @ 1 pm. Join Dedicated Senior Medical Center & Wellcare for a matinee movie Book Club & popcorn in the Catherine Hickman Theater. The lives of four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the Department Casino Ballroom5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070Friday, November 97 12 p.m.SOUL NIGHT7 8 pm: Soul-style Cha Cha Lesson 8 pm 12:00am: 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 & take lesson) No partner needed ~ Thursday, November 156 10 p.m.COASTAL CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION PINELLAS CHAPTER BANQUET & AUCTIONLive & silent auctions, rafes, dinner, fun & surprises! For info: 727-244-9474 or 727-643-7375 or (click on Pinellas Chapter link) Tickets are $85 per person or $160 per couple. Wednesday, November 216 p.m. 12 a.m.PRE THANKSGIVING BASH SWING DANCE with The HOT ROD HORNETS6 7 pm: Lindy Hop Lesson 7 8 pm: East Coast Swing Lesson 8 12 am: Swing dancing to live music $12 AdmissionCasino 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. 727-893-1070November 8-11GULFPORT COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT JEROME BIXBYS THE MAN FROM EARTHThurs, Fri, Sat. shows at 8 pm Sat. & Sun. matinees at 2 pm Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door ~ cash onlyAvailable at Beach Bazaar, at the door within one hour of performance, or online at gulfportcommunityplayers.orgFriday, November 167 pmNan Colton presents a live historical portrayal of Harriet Beecher Stowe, a world renowned American writer & abolitionist. Sponsored by the Senior Center Foundation. Tickets $18 at Gulfport Welcome Center, Foundation ofce, Casino, and at the door. GEMS Gulfport GetawaysNovember/December 2018Senior Center registration required. however there is no need to be a GEMS member to enjoy these exciting Gulfport Getaways. Call 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat. Trips are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. Nov 15th Congo River Golf & Perkins. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Perkins with a menu full of fall favor ites. Next we will head over to Congo River Golf where you will discover a world of excitement. With 18 holes of miniature golf and the opportunity to feed live gators, you will see why this place is #1 in Florida. $18 for GEMS Members / $20 for Non-GEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking, & 1-round of golf. Meal paid for separately. Nov 27th Out-to-Lunch Bunch: Smokey Bones & Roberts Christmas Wonderland. Grab a bite to eat at Smokey Bones where good food and good service is a priority. Then start your holiday shopping at one of the largest & most beautiful Christmas & Collectibles Stores in America, Roberts Christmas Wonderland. Explore the magical holiday forest, home to 200 Christmas trees. $6 for GEMS Members / $8 for NonGEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation & parking. Meal paid for separately. Holiday Light Tour: The Florida Botanical Gardens or The Lights of Lake Park Estates. Get into the holiday spirit with a special evening trip to the see the holiday light spectacular at the Florida Botanical Gar dens or The lights of Lake Park Estates. Delight in the shimmering lights, holiday entertainment, beautiful ora, and warmth of the season. $8 for GEMS Members / $10 for Non-GEMS Members. Price includes: Round-trip transportation, parking, & suggested admission donation. Thursday, Nov 29th The Florida Botanical Gardens Tuesday, Dec 4th The Florida Botanical Gardens Thursday, Dec 13th The Lights of Lake Park Estates Tuesday, Dec 18th The Lights of Lake Park Estates infamous Shades of Grey, catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. Drama/Romance 2018 PG-13 1h44m. Fall Fashions Trunk Show Weds., 11/28 @ 2 pm. Bon Worth will be bringing the store to you for a fun shopping adventure. Bon Worth has been recognized in the senior community for their mature womens designs in comfortable styles & easy care fabrics at moderate prices that are suitable for Florida weather. Start your holiday shopping with special discounts, door prizes, & refreshments. See you there! 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. Reassurance Program Daily calls made to members to provide reassurance and emergency assistance if needed. Gulfport residents 50 years of age or older. Food Pantry Supplemental food assistance for qualifying Gulfport Seniors in need. Pantry is open on 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 nonprot 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


34 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 Terry Foster, from front pagedead from natural causes in her home. Suzie King, owner of SIK Promotions in Gulfport, became concerned because her texts and telephone calls to Foster were unanswered. Also, Foster had not published any posts on Facebook for 24 hours, which was unusual. Social media was Fosters profession at all hours of each day and night. The last event she volunteered at was Woofstock on Saturday, November 3 where tickets at a table located at Saltys Gulfport Bar. She volunteered for everything and tried to get everybody involved in all the events we were doing, said King. She was instrumental in getting the word out about events and soliciting volunteers. Her death is a big loss to our community. She was a true Gulfport icon. When Foster wasnt working or volunteering, she preferred to be in her own world with her pets or sharing time with friends. She snorted when she laughed, loved handmade soaps and was an amazing Italian-cookie baker, said King. Mike and Gini Fagan, who co-own the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, are caring for Jack, her dog. They also knew Foster both as personal friends and business associates. I dont think the people in this town are going to realize how important she was until now because everything related to social media went through her, said Mike. She was always trying to get the correct facts and details for anything Gulfport. Fosters meticulousness showed she really cared for the town because she insisted on good information, said Gini. People dont realize how important that is. Behind her hard exterior that most saw, those close to her knew her hilarious sense of humor and soft heart for animals. Foster also worked with members Neighbors and the Gulfport Merchants Chamber (GMC). Terry was my details hero, said Scott Linde, GMC vice-chairperson. In the day time, you could often Welcome Center assembling, sorting and organizing or at the front desk talking to visitors. What you did not see was the boxes of materials I would drop at her house and pick up the next morning collated, boxed and labeled. This was all volunteer time. I might have silently complained about her early morning calls to go over her concerns, but now I will miss them very much. Jack Sprat Sparrow-Foster Rescue Dog was Terry Fosters frequent companion around town including at the 2018 Halloween costume photo shoot hosted by the Gulfport Beach Bazaar. Jack even has his own Facebook page, thanks to Foster. PetSmart National Adoption Weekend Save Our Strays will be at several PetSmart stores this weekend in support of National Adoption Weekend. Come by PetSmarts Gateway area store on Saturday, November 10, or visit PetSmart at Tyrone Mall on Sunday. November 11. Times for both stores is from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. SOS kitties are completely vetted and microchipped. Phone a volunteer at 727-545-1116 for details and view more felines are saveourstraysinc. com. Treasure Island Art Guild Award Show The Treasure Island Art Guild will host a special instructional workshop on Thursday, November 15 at its regular Thursday workshop at Treasure Island Community Center,106th Ave. and Park Place from 9:30 a.m. till noon. Bruce Kotchey, popular and awardwinning Pinellas County acrylic artist, will instruct on his individual style of applying paint to canvas, featuring unique subjects coupled with quick application of paints and multiple blending techniques For more information visit 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 mygulfport. us/heroesweekend/ and scroll down under the tab Veterans Parade Registration. This is a great opportunity for local organizations to participate in this wonderful event Heroes Weekend. Contact Kristin Ossola at 727-8931118 or for more information.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 35 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 you items. Its the perfect way to shop for the holidays, birthdays or no special occasion. Bid early and bid often. For more information visit 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 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 the 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. The and other perks. 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 twicemonthly 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@icloud. com. Whatever you choose to do, help support them and become a part of this amazing, resilient, historical community.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. Caregivers and carereceivers are welcomed to increase their understanding of dementia and build support networks. 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. Food and beverages available for purchase. 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@seniorsmile. com or Cate at 813-384-7571 or


36 Gabber November 8 November 14, 2018 New Roof for Historic Gulfport Casino By Debbie Wolfe On Thursday, November 1, new shingles were delivered to the curved main roof of the Casino, which is just over 5,500 square feet in size. The building is unique in that it contains a total of 10 separate roofs, said Gulfport Director of Public Works Tom Nicholls. The smaller roofs are at and are nished with a modied bitumen membrane. Alvis Construction of Sarasota was awarded the bid to replace all the roofs with lifetime materials at a total cost of $119,512. The project will be done by the week of Friday, November 9, he said. 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 will 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 the Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. The Impacs are celebrating their 57th anniversary by taking you back to the days of Sock Hops. The fun begins with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and live music starting at 7 p.m. Admission at the door is $20. Tickets are on sale now at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom For more information, call the Gulfport Casino Ballroom at 727-893-1070. 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. 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 them. support scholarships. If you have any questions please call Joyce at 727-5265065. 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 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.


Gabber November 8 November 14, 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.Gulfports 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. There is a lot to see. Grab a map, follow the numbers or guide yourself through this free 15-studio twoday 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.Boating Skills and Seamanship Classes Boating Skills and Seamanship classes are presented by the USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 at 1300 Beach Dr. SE at the USCG base each Tuesday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.on a continuous rotation so you can start any Tuesday. Florida boater I.D. safety education requirements. Cost of books and materials are $60 for this nine-week Go to for more information, pre-register at 898-1324 and leave your name and number. Care Givers Support Groups consider coming to one of the Pasadena Community Church Care Givers Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70th St. S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public, non-denominational, and provide a situations, their experiences, joys, and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual resides in the same house with you or even the same state. If you have any questions regarding this please call Pam Lanning at 727-3472809 or Barbara Posey at 727381-2499, Ext. 214.


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