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Anglers aim to reel in food for tHe needY

Join local fishing celebrities Bill Miller, Mike Anderson and Glen Pla on Saturday when they collect for needy families in the annual Fishing for Hope food drive. Last year, anglers donated 16,000 pounds of food to help Metropolitan Ministries serve nearly 600,000 meals to more than 22,000 needy families. This holiday season the food drive organizers, which include the Madeira Beach-based Old Salt Fishing Club, hope to collect more than 32,000 pounds of food. Items needed include turkeys, canned vegetables, stuffing, rice, potatoes and bread. The Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent, located at 400 West Palm Ave. in Tampa, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (813) 209-1000 or go to for more information.

Backpacking team to talk gear, tips

Backpacker Magazine, an authority on outdoor activities, is bringing its "Get Out More" team of Randy and Sheri Propster to Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park at 6:30 tonight. The 75-minute seminar will cover backpacking essentials, survival skills, gear and apparel discussions as well as other trail-tested tips. Admission is free. Call (727) 576-4169 or go to

Sea Scout teens to take on world

The Boca Ciega Yacht Club's Sea Scout Ship 915 will send four sailors to the International Sea Scouts William I. Koch Cup in Long Beach, Calif., in January. The teens qualified by winning the Southern Regional qualifiers held recently in Fort Pierce. The Cup's format features teams of two sailors in Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) standard 420s. The field will be comprised of 20 U.S. teams and 20 international teams. The local representatives are Allison Martin, a 16-year-old junior, and Nick Forsythe, a 17-year-old senior, from St. Petersburg High; Mourad Feggos, a 16-year-old junior at Dunedin High; and Alex Brown, a 16-year-old junior at Palm Harbor University.

Send news to Terry Tomalin at [email protected] or call (727) 893-8808.

Solunar chart


Minor Major Minor Major

11/22 8:45 2:35 9:15 3:00

11/23 9:40 3:30 10:05 3:50

11/24 10:25 4:15 10:50 4:35

11/25 11:10 5:00 11:40 5:25

11/26 11:50 5:40 0 6:05

11/27 12:20 6:20 12:30 6:45

11/28 1:00 7:05 1:15 7:30

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes 11/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 21, 2013 7:42pm]
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