Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

After-school care in St. Pete Beach; agencies seek volunteers; Gulfport fresh market accepting vendor applications

Volunteer to help the needy: Daystar Life Center is an independent nonprofit that provides basic needs for families and individuals in times of crisis. There will be a volunteer information session at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at 226 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 498-8794 or email [email protected]

Ostomy Support Group: Meets the last Sunday of each month at St. Anthony's Hospital auditorium. Refreshments are served. 2 p.m. Free. St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 418-0820.

Gifts of Grief: This interactive workshop taught by Therese Tappouni covers information on the magnetic and electrical vibrations of the body and how they affect our daily interactions with others. Also learn the tools you need to heal grief's wounds. From 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. $40. Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 527-2222.

Be a fall vendor: The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is accepting applications for vendors for the fall season. Specialty vendors, including those selling seafood, cheese and gourmet food products, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will need to submit a brief overview of what they intend to vend, pictures of their products and an outline of where they are, or have been, vending. Vendors must be properly licensed, and food vendors must provide product details along with their application. The season begins Oct. 1 and runs through June. For information, call (727) 278-4285 or email [email protected]

Volunteers needed: St. Petersburg General Hospital needs volunteers in the gift shop on weekends from 4 to 8 p.m.; in-patient care, flexible hours; in the OB/GYN department, flexible hours; and at the information desk, weekends with both morning and evening hours available. The hospital is at 6500 38th Ave. N. For information, call Anita Brown at (727) 341-4848.

Need to relax? Go fishing: St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation has opened 19 freshwater and two saltwater lakes through Labor Day. Fishing is allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A license is required, except for children 15 and under, anyone using a pole without a reel in his home county, or Florida residents over age 65. Licenses are available at tax collector offices at 1067 62nd Ave. S and 1800 66th St. N in St. Petersburg, 13025 Starkey Road in Largo and 1663 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater and from select bait and sporting goods stores.

Zumba classes: Zumba is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness class. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays. Cost is $6 per class. Join anytime. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information, call (727) 363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.

Spaces still available for afterschool care: St. Pete Beach has spaces available for after-school care for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and includes homework time, a snack, sports, crafts, games and more. Transportation is provided from Azalea Elementary and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. The program runs from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Cost is $150 per month. Discounts for additional children and weekly rates are available. 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245 or spbrec.com.

Car and Truck Show: The Corey Area Business Association will hold its annual Fall Car & Truck show Sept. 14. The show will be open to the public and held on the 300-400 block of Corey Avenue. Registrations are being accepted. Pre-registration ends one week before show. Open show to all years, makes and models and 63 awards will be given out. Entry cost is $15 to pre-registered and $20 day of show. For a registration form and information call (727) 547-8082 or go to premiumcarshows.com.

Celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year: All are welcome to come and observe this special time at Beth-El Shalom as it celebrates the new year and begins the time of the High Holy Days. Come hear the shofar blown close to 100 times and taste special Rosh Hashana foods. 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation is at 17th Street and 29th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. Free. For information, call (727) 345-7777.

Comments
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Thursday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Home cooking clearly agrees with OF Denard Span. The 34-year-old Tampa product continues to deliver, producing at the plate, running the bases, making diving catches in the outfield, and Thursday, even going over the short sidewall twice in hot pursu...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

TAMPA — This much is clear: The National Football League is focused on getting rid of kneeling players.That was the league's announcement Wednesday in requiring players to stand during the national anthem before games or possibly have their tea...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Rays once again will ‘open’ with relievers this weekend

Rays once again will ‘open’ with relievers this weekend

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays weren't kidding about being serious that starting relievers gives them the best chance to win.So much so, they plan to do so again this weekend against the Orioles — in all three games. The plan is for Sergio Rom...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

TAMPA — Disbelief will eventually give way to acceptance.The Lightning isn't there yet.It isn't there yet in a lot of ways.Will it ever be?Just wondering.Really, what guarantees are there?Late Wednesday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechki...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Hours after birth, newborn abandoned in north Tampa

Deputies: Hours after birth, newborn abandoned in north Tampa

TAMPA — An abandoned a newborn baby was found in the University area on Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.A passerby found the baby boy wrapped in a red towel near the intersection of N 18th Street and E 143rd Avenue at ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Driver killed after colliding with dump truck in south Hillsborough

Driver killed after colliding with dump truck in south Hillsborough

WIMAUMA — A 30-year-old man died on Thursday after his sedan crashed head-on into a dump truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at about 6 p.m. on U.S. 301 near Lightfood Road.Gerardo Yslas of Immokalee was driving a 2012...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Lottery resultsNumbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, please go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Thurs., May 24, midday:173952098e_SRit83991Thurs., May 24, evening:146065414e_SRit29962Mega MillionsToda...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

ST. PETERSBURG — An Eckerd College student who was critically injured last weekend during an accidental fall on campus shortly before she was to graduate died today, the school announced.Rebecca Ryan "Becca" Lavin-Burgher would have graduated with a ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore racing incident has died

Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore racing incident has died

TAMPA — The 21-month-old toddler who was critically injured Wednesday when she and her mother were struck by a car racing on Bayshore Boulevard has died.The child, Lillia Raubenolt, was pronounced dead at the hospital on Thursday, police said.PREVIOU...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bayshore race claims two lives: child dies day after mother’s death

Bayshore race claims two lives: child dies day after mother’s death

TAMPA — Jessica Raubenolt seized on the sunshine and blue sky at midday Wednesday to take her daughter out in the stroller for a walk along scenic Bayshore Boulevard. Visiting from Ohio, the family had been cursed by rain all week.At the same time, C...
Updated: 3 hours ago