October 2008 Tampa News


Sunset Cinema - Tampa Theatre's Traveling Picture Show
Presented by Bank of America

    Florida Orchestra Pops in the Park

Sunset Cinema - Tampa Theatre's Traveling Picture ShowOctober 11, 2008 - The Goonies at River Tower Park
November 1, 2008 - E.T. at Al Lopez Park
Admission is free. Movie theater concession (candy, popcorn and cold drinks) will be available. What to bring? Compact beach chairs, blanket, and your family and friends.

Florida Orchestra Pops in the ParkFriday, October 10, 2008 - Al Lopez Park at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 - River Tower Park at 7 p.m.

This is the time of year to pack a picnic basket and enjoy free Target Pops in the Park Concerts under the stars with your Florida Orchestra, offering a fun mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites.

“Mayor’s Book Talk” Welcomes Jack Fernandez

Mayor Pam Iorio’s guest on the October episode of “Mayor’s Book Talk” is Jack Mayor's Book TalkFernandez, a retired chemistry professor emeritus from the University of South Florida. The two discuss Fernandez’s second action-filled novel Viva Matilde!. The book is the continuation of the story of Matilde, the central figure from Fernandez’s first novel Cafe Con Leche. The story follows the character’s life from Great Depression era Ybor City to the riots that took place in Washington D.C. in the late 1960s.

During the program, Mayor Iorio also welcomed to the show six new students for this season's book discussion group. The students are fifth grade readers from Rampello Downtown Partnership School. The group discusses Theo- dosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers. The story revolves around a cursed Egyptian amulet that threatens war and darkness in the British Empire, and a young girl’s daring quest to return it to its rightful resting place - the ancient tomb from which it was unearthed. Students can read along by logging onto www.tampagov.net/booktalk for discussion questions and upcoming book selections.

On the October episode of “Mayor’s Book Talk” on City of Tampa Television (CTTV), Mayor Iorio welcomed a new group of fifth grade readers from Rampello Downtown Partnership School to the show

On the October episode of “Mayor’s Book Talk” on City of Tampa Television (CTTV), Mayor Iorio welcomed a new group of fifth grade readers from Rampello Downtown Partnership School to the show. Pictured from left to right: Taylor, Reece, Kristian, Mayor Iorio, Tatenda, Giannina and Chandler.

Iorio also talks with Carla Jimenez from Inkwood Books, a popular South Tampa bookstore, about some of today’s most engaging and current reading selections.

"Mayor’s Book Talk” can be viewed on City of Tampa Television (CTTV), Channel 15 on Verizon FiOS and Channel 615 on Bright House Networks. Replay times for “Mayor’s Book Talk” are Sundays at 3:30 p.m., Mondays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m.

City Expands Its Reclaimed Water System

HCAA Executive Director Louis Miller talks about the reclaimed water expansion during filming of a Spotlight Tampa segment to air in October on CTTVThe Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) is onboard and committed to helping the City of Tampa expand its reclaimed water system.

HCAA has entered into a 20-year contract with the City to provide up to $950,000 toward the construction costs to extend the existing main to its property. The HCAA will then be credited for its reclaimed water use until the construction costs are realized. Currently, the existing main ends near International Plaza.

HCAA is the City’s first official large user in its expansion plan. Expanding the system to include large users directly support the goals to offset potable water demands and maximize reclaimed water use throughout the City’s service area. They should begin using reclaimed water from the City in early 2010, initially for irrigation and eventually for its cooling towers.

To meet demands of future customers in that area, the City will pay the additional cost to install a reclaimed water main larger than the size needed to meet the HCAA’s demands. This allows the City to potentially expand the reclaimed water system around the airport and toward Rocky Point.

In addition to continuing negotiations with other large users, expansion plans are underway in other parts of the city as well. The reclaimed water system will be extended to provide irrigation for the Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park when it opens next summer. Additionally, plans continue to move forward to expand reclaimed water further down Bayshore Boulevard.

However, reclaimed water is not just for the large users. The City continues to connect customers located within its current reclaimed water service area. If you are unsure if you have reclaimed water in your neighborhood, or need help getting connected to the system, log onto our website at http://tampagov.net/reclaimedwater or call (813) 282-7827. Getting connected gives you flexibility in your irrigation schedule, helps offset potable water demands, and may save you money.

Reverse 911

The Tampa Police Department uses Reverse 911 to notify residents and businesses about a potential emergency in their neighborhood. This community notification system is a valuable tool that helps the department relay time-critical messages to citizens such as a missing child or search for a suspect.

If you have a non-published number, you may not be receiving important information from the Tampa Police Department. If you live within the city of Tampa, you can register your non- published number or cell phone by visiting our website at www.tampagov.net/police. Click on the Reverse 911 icon on the right side of the screen and register your number. You can also register by calling (813) 231-6184.

Badge Bowl VII

On November 22, 2008 the Tampa Police “Gladiators” will take on the Tampa Fire Badge Bowl VIIRescue “Firestorm” at Wharton High School for Badge Bowl VII. Gates open at 5 p.m with food, music and fun with Radio Disney, rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, bounce house, face painting, raffles and lots of fun! For more information please visit www.badgebowl.com.

Adoption Announcement

The Tampa Police Department’s dive team became the proud parents of a bouncing The Tampa Police Department’s dive team became the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy manatee.baby boy manatee. In May, members of the dive team assisted a distressed manatee in McKay Bay, which received local news coverage. The Save the Manatee Club saw the news reports and wanted to show their gratitude. They presented the dive team with an honorary adoption of the local wayward manatee, Jemp.

Walk & Roll - Walking with the Mayor 2008

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