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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 08-04-2011
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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No. 2217 August 4August 10, 2011 Eat your GreensBy Melissa Lattman Holly Harriman samples a salad with prickly pear cactus in it.GULFPORTWhat is your favorite Florida grown vegetable? Imagine eating a salad, with cactus in it. A new program series Celebrating Florida kicked off July 28 with a look at how early Floridians used plants for food and medicine. See Celebrating Florida, page 3 National Night OutBy Melissa LattmanGULFPORTResidents wanting to learn more about the inner workings of the police department had an opportunity Tuesday night. Touring the Gulfport police station and getting crime prevention tips were part of National Night Out, in its 28th year. Also the explorers helped people in town register their bicycles to help get them back if they are lost or stolen. Plus, people could get an up close look at a few police vehicles. Gulfports full-service professional police department covers the towns 2.5 square miles with The department is accredited and has its own communication center.Pictured; Members of the Gulfport Police Explorers Higher Tax Rates at Gulfport Budget WorkshopBy Cathy SalustriGULFPORT In a reversal of his no tax increase position, Vice-Mayor David Hastings led the charge to raise property tax rates to 4.0 mils, or $4 per thousand dollars of assessed value. This will increase taxes by .5258, or of taxable home value. Currently, Gulfport property owners pay 3.4742 mils, or $3.47 per thousand dollars, in property tax. The vice-mayor, who previously said he couldnt bring a higher tax rate to his ward (which includes homes in the gated, waterfront Pasadena Yacht and Country Club), said he couldnt justify not raising taxes. If you look at all of our charts that weve had, our expenses since 2002 have exceeded our revenue. The gap is widening. Our general unreserved fund balance has been on a steady and sharp decline since 2003. The real estate tax revenue has been declining since... 2007. We cant continue to go on. The city cant do it. We cant continue to go on, the vice mayor said. In addition to raising taxes, he told the council he thought the city should eliminate its police dispatch and join forces with the countys sheriffs dispatch. He also said the city should contract with a landscaping See Budget, page 31

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 3 Florida, from front pageParticipants sampled a salad with prickly pear cactus as the main ingredient. Celebrating Florida continues every 4th Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m. through December. Upcoming topics folk music, a Thanksgiving potluck, and celebrating the sun. Event costs range from $3-$12. All programs are held at the City of Imagination Arts Center at 2726 54th Street South. For more information call 744-7051 Drumming Summer Finale at the Library The Gulfport Library is pleased Summer Program will take place on the lawn in front of the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., on August 10th at 2 p.m. All ages are welcome! A participatory and infectious Drumming program will be facilitated by Steve of Giving Tree Music. Yummy and cool surprises are in store! This event is sponsored by the City of Gulfport Public Library. For more information, please call 893-1074. Dive-In Movies are Back ST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex continues its popular Dive-In movie series for the summer! Bring your noodles, August 5 to see Madagascar on the big screen. Admission is just $3 per person and the pool opens at 8 p.m., 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Drinks, snacks, and glow jewelry will be sold at the pool. The last dive-in movie of the season will be held on August 12. Call the Recreation Department at 363-9245 for more information or visit www. spbrec.com. Kugelis for Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian/American Klub has started a lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. It will be serving a different Lithuanian entree side with coffee and dessert for $7. Call Vida at 866-7936 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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4 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 New Elementary Principals Parents and children will soon get to meet new principals at several area elementary schools. The following new principals are all subject to school board approval on August 9. James Pribble at Gulfport Elementary (most recently assistant principal of 74th Street Elementary). Randi Latzke at Maximo Elementary (most recently principal of Pinellas Central Elementary). Debbie Caven at Azalea Elementary (most recently assistant principal of Azalea Elementary). The new principal at Bear Creek Elementary has not yet been determined. City of Gulfport offers VPK The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will be offering VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) during the 2011-2012 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the Eligibility. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Registration fees for the Tot Time Program are $15 for residents and $100 for non residents. Both of these programs will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children each. Sign up now with either your voucher from Coordinated Child Care or your registration fee. Please call 727893-1068 for more details. Library is a Member of a Co-op Do you know the Gulfport Library is a member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC)? This gives you the opportunity to receive books at the Gulfport library from any of the 15 members of the cooperative. Come in and talk with the front desk. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Avenue S. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074.

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6 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Art Cruise is Back The Gulfport ArtWalk Cruise aboard Island Time, is now taking cruise reservations for Friday, August 5th. Join Dolphin Landings for a relaxing boat trip cruising beautiful Boca Ciega Bay at sunset while enjoying a beverage. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 day of the cruise. Must purchase tickets before arriving at the boat. Tickets may be purchased at The Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd. and the Village Pub, 5519 Shore Blvd., both in Gulfport or Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, 4737 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., cruise departs at 7 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Cash bar on board (sorry no BYOB). Cruise departs from the Gulfport Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S. in Gulfport. There is plenty of free parking in downtown Gulfport, on the beach, near the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. as well as at the Gulfport Marina. Free transportation is provided by the Gulfport Trolley from the Gulfport Casino to the Gulfport Marina at 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. For more information about the Gulfport Trolley go to: http://www.mygulfport. us/Trolley/index.html. Call Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center at 727-360-7411 or email info@DolphinLandings.com with any questions.CTK Needs Volunteers to Work the Store Do you have four hours on Wednesday mornings? Clothes to Kids has a critical need for volunteers at the St. Pete Store on Wednesday mornings to work with clients. Adding 6 8 more volunteers will make it possible to shop with 60 school children during their busy back to school season. Join the fun and volunteer! Contact Carole Bolden at 727-327-7100, ext. 222 or email CaroleB@clothestokids. org.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 7 Art in the PARC Benets Local Artists PARC announces the 4th Annual Art in the PARC sponsored by Sun Country Cleaners will be held Friday, August 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Synovus Bank located at 333 Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. This free indoor event features over 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities and includes food, refreshments and music. All art PARCs Fine Art Studio & Gallery program as well as the artists. For more information about Art in the PARC, call 727-410-6302 or visit 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Registration for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program began Monday, July 25th for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Gulfport Montessori and Bear Creek Elementary. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents with monthly fees of $133* for residents and $266* for non-residents (*fees subject to change). Packets are available at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Please call 893-1068 for any information.Wounded Warriors Benet American Legion Post 125, Legionnaires, Ladys Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion are hosting p.m. at their Post located at 6440 Fifth Avenue S. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors program in our area. Help a wounded warrior and his or her family in their time of need. They were there for you, now its your turn to help them. The Real Pig Roast, ($7.50) burgers, hot dogs and watermelon. Outside daiquiri deck, entertainment, Southern Nights Band & Friends and Will & Friends. Open mike, join in! Bounce house, games, face painting and much more for the kids. Come join the fun and bring the family!

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8 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Keep Gulfport Weird Mini-Triathlon! Mini-Triathlon will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, same day as the Tangerine Blues Fest (4-9 p.m.). This route connects the 49th St. Redevelopment District with the Waterfront area. The course will incorporate in order, a 1 mile run, 3 mile bike and 1/4 mile swim. The run will begin at the church parking lot of 5424 Gulfport Blvd. S., then bike around the Clymer Park Greenways swim along the beach from Shelter # 7 to the Gulfport Casino. Register online at www.thegabber.com, scroll down to Get Involved on the lower left side of the home page and click on Keep Gulfport Weird MiniTriathalon. The race is designed to be short enough to invite participation whether individually or in teams, and is intended to be simply for fun. Prizes will be in the form of for other categories as well including enthusiasm, originality and costumes. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. Best of all, registration is free. Anyone who wants to participate, all or in part, is welcome to do so. The rules are simply obeying the law and treating fellow participants with respect. Forty to 50 volunteers are a key element to this event, so if anyone is interested in volunteering, please call City of Gulfport Leisure Services at 727-893-1066 or email bwilliams@ mygulfport.us. The 11th Annual Gulfport GeckoFest The 11th Annual Gulfport GeckoFest will be held on Saturday, September 3 from noon to 10 p.m. This whimsical send off to summer is like Mardi Gras meets the Renaissance, and brings together strolling street performers, main stage performers, performing artists and vendors with all types of weird and wonderful wares up and down Beach Blvd. Over 200 arts, craft, food vendors and performing artists will be in attendance. Upcoming Geckofest fundraisers include The Geckofest Pub Crawl on August 13 and the Lizard of Oz Gecko Ball on August 27. Each of these adult only adventures and fundraisers is a $25 donation, and will support the Geckofest event. Watch the Gabber for more information.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 9 Club Presents Shell Identication Class The St. Petersburg Shell Club in conjunction with the City of Treasure Island will sponsor a Shell Island Sunset Vista Park (corner of Gulf Boulevard and West Gulf Boulevard) on Friday, August 12th at 10 a.m. The class is free to the public. Call 727-547-4575, ext. 237. Gulfports First Friday Art Walk Come out to Gulfports First Friday Art Walk on August 5 from 6-10 p.m. Observe and purchase from the talented artists at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards and enjoy the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live entertainers will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The Industrial Art Center continues to offer Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece mini classes by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, Friday. While shopping the artist and crafters booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area. Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month, year-round. Parking and admission is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfports Waterfront Art District, Tampa Bays best kept secret, youll want to come back for more. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA. com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and Crafters more information and download an application at www.SIKPromotions. com/.

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10 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Engraved Bricks for Dogs? Be a part of the new Memory Garden patio in the Gulfport Presbyterian church courtyard, 5313 27 Avenue S. Have brick pavers engraved in memory of relatives and other special people. How about pets, departed or still with us? The church invites the public to join in making the patio special. Brick size is 4x8. Maximum characters/ spaces per paver is 12 characters/ spaces per line, 3 lines. Cost is $50 per paver. Pay by cash or check made out to Gulfport Presbyterian Church. The church will provide a form for submitting your order and you will receive a proof copy of the paver before it is engraved. 8086 or email to gulfportpc@ tampabay.rr.com. For information, call Nancy any time at 321-6547, Lavon evenings at 866-3814 or Pastor Micki Robinson mornings at 321-8086.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship H.O.P.E. Praise Band to Perform at St. Vincents All are invited to a contemporary praise and worship service of healing, encouragement and opportunity as the H.O.P.E. Praise Band performs on Sunday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Vincents Church, 5441 Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-321-5086.Shop Thrift, Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue S.) featuring clothing, household items, gifts, childrens clothes and furniture. Thrift and boutique are open from 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift store is open from 10-2 on Wednesday only. Planning a Yard Sale? Instead of all the work planning a yard sale, why not donate all those unwanted or unused items to Sophies Attic thrift store? Just call 9-12 and they will gladly pack up or pick up at your convenience. All donations are tax deductible. Donations are always accepted M-F 9-12 at 2728 53rd St. S. or at the thrift store Friday or Saturday from 9-1. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach to the community by the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport.

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12 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Photography by Elizabeth Neily City of Imagination in partnership with First Florida Frontiers will be hosting an exhibit of Elizabeth Neilys photographs in the lobby of the Catherine Hickman Theater through August. Opening reception is on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m. As the director of the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole, Neily traveled to Panama and several other Latin American countries. While there her interest in indigenous and early Spanish cultures inspired her to spend time with the Kuna Indians in the San Blas Islands and to explore the ruins of churches and monasteries in Antigua, Guatemala. The theater is located at 5501 27th Avenue S. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar available for opening night. Visit 2011-2012 TotTime Program Ongoing pre-registrations are currently being accepted for the 20112012 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, handson program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Classes begin September 6, 2011. Call 893-1068 for more information. Foster Hope... Foster a Child Imagine being taken away from your home, not knowing where you will go, leaving behind your favorite things. Now, imagine this through the eyes of a child. There are more than 3,500 dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. Call Eckerd Community Alternatives Recruitment Line tollfree at 1-866-233-0790.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 13 Judge Sullivan to Address St. Pete Republican Club Judge Irene Sullivan, author of the highly acclaimed book, Raised by the Courts; One Judges Insight Into Juvenile Justice , will address the members and guests of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m. in the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. Judge Sullivan is a nationally recognized speaker on youth development, juvenile justice and truancy matters. She is an advisor to the State of Florida as a gubernatorial-appointed member of the Blue Print Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform. Following Judge Sullivans presentation, she will entertain questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus Pries at 727-864-0312. Single Solos to Meet Looking for activities do this month? Join the Single Solos at the Pinellas Recreation Center at 59th St. N, in Pinellas Park. Their meetings are the second Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Bring $2 and a dish to share for 6 to 8 people ($5 if not a dish) For more information call 727520-8797 and ask for Pat.

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14 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Greater Pinellas Democratic Club to Meet Representative Rick Kriseman (House District 53) and Vice Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Allison Morano, will be the featured speakers at the August 11 meeting of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club. Mr. Kriseman will report on how recently-passed State legislation is taking effect with all its inherent challenges, especially in new voting law, even as he shares his insight into the next session. Democratic activist and honored leader, Allison Morano, will speak on multiple strategies for political success. Her experience includes all aspects of political activity in local, state and national campaigns (including President Obamas). The meeting, to be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park, starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with these very special and stimulating guest speakers presentations, questions and discussion. Dinner is $15, please reserve to Betty Morgenstein at 727-360-3971. Everyone is welcome. Register for the IACs Chili CookoffGULFPORTIts time to start polishing your best chili recipe and register for the Industrial Arts Centers Third Annual Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff on Saturday, September 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.! This will be a hot, hot, hot -fun, fun, fun event to support the innovative teaching facility in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. In addition to tasting some fabulous chili, attendees will enjoy live entertainment. Not into cooking chili? This year the IAC has added a new category for the best home-made salsa. Winners of all contests will receive hand blown glass trophies and glass blowing Entry deadline is September 7th for the chili tasting and judging event. The entry fee is only $25 for chili or salsa and includes an IAC membership and commemorative apron. Check the Industrial Arts Center website for details: www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Grand Prize, Runner-up and third place will be awarded to Chili winners, in addition to the Peoples Choice Award. Salsa winners will vie for Grand Prize. Attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the Peoples Choice Award from all categories at a cost of $1 per vote. The Peoples Choice Award supports the IAC operating fund. Event tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for kids. Registration and complete rules are available online at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or by calling 727-289-9365. Care Givers Support Groups the health concerns of another? If so, consider coming to one of Pasadena Community Churchs Care Giver Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like 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 reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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16 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Open 11 Am 10 PM 7 Days a W eek Oysters, Clams & Mussels Baby Back RibsCajun, BBQ, or Plain Giant Lobster T ails Animal Services offers Discounts in August Pinellas County Animal Services is celebrating the Dog Days of August with half-price adoptions on shelter dogs and cats. During the month of August, playful puppies, devoted dogs and cuddly cats can be taken home for $15. The price of an adoption license, tag and spay or neuter. During August, Animal Services is also offering rabies vaccinations for $1 with the purchase of a county pet license. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 4:30 p.m. To reclaim a pet, visit the shelter between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Special Saturday hours to reclaim a pet or drop off a pet are 9 a.m. to noon. The facility is closed Sunday and holidays, with the outside animal drop-off open on days that the shelter is closed. Find Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook, visit www. pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call 727-582-2600. The rabies investigation unit hotline is 727582-2608. The lost or found pets hotline is 727-582-2604.Circle of Friends Book Shop News Do you know what is the Challenger largest, strongest, heaviest and most powerful of all the express-hauling engines. Find this and more in the beautiful Ironhorse Steam Trains of the World by Peter Lorie and Collin Garrett. The Circle of Friends Book Shop coffee table collection includes Jazz A History of Americas Music by Ward and Burns. Just received is a new supply of ESPN and Sports Illustrated magazines. Library hours are Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come on in and browse. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Ave South. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 17 City of Gulfport Womens Softball Team Registration Priority RegistrationAugust 8-August 12, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gulfport Recreation Center This priority registration is for teams which currently play in our summer league. The ten-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning September 9th with a 6-team maximum. League fees are $385 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents of Gulfport, due at registration. The managers name listed on the current roster must be the person to register during priority registration. Payment can be made by cash or check.Open RegistrationAugust 15, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Gulfport Recreation Center This registration is open to any team interested in playing in the fall league if spots are available. The league fee is $385 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents of Gulfport. Payments must be cash or check and are due at registration. For information, please call John at 893-1079. Paws for Vets Fundraiser The Lions Club in collaboration with the Sons of American Legion, Post 158 Treasure Island and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 158 is proud to present the PAWS For VETS, Inc., an event featuring support for rehabilitation for veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). PAWS For VETS (PFV) Inc. is a community-based organization whose purpose is to provide dogs to be trained as psychiatric service dogs to aide in the rehabilitation of veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress. This type of animal assisted therapy works to promote emotional healing. Please join them on August 7th at the St. Petersburg Lions Club located at 9300 W. Gulf Blvd. on Sunset Beach in Treasure Island. BBQ entre and sides starting at 2 p.m. entertains from 3-7 p.m. entertains 7-9 p.m. drawing with donations to Lions Club House provided with donations to PFV Call 727 3676857 or visit http://www.stpetelionsclub.com/ beachhouse.html.

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18 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 This Weeks Solution LIFE Insurance that makes it WOR TH LIVING. Summer Reading for Grown-UpsBy Melissa LattmanST. PETE BEACHSummer reading is not just for children and teens. Adults can join the fun at the St. Pete Beach Public Library through August review form and be entered for prize drawings. This years theme, Novel Destinations, involves traveling through books. Would you rather talk about books? The adult book discussion group is traveling through the pages with A Tale of Two Cities on August 16. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Would you rather travel through discussions include A Tale of Two Cities on August 23. Would you rather write than read? Enter the monthly travel-themed essay contest sponsored by the Friends of the St. Pete Beach Public Library. The theme for August is My Ultimate Dream Trip. Entries should be 300 words and will be judged on originality, adherence to the contest theme, vocabulary and style. For a complete list of county libraries participating in the Novel Destinations program go to: http:// www.pplc.us/adultreading2011. shtml.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 19 The Gabs Gulfport will discontinue the trolley (with the pink amingos on it) the end of September. How do you think this will this affect Gulfport businesses? Robert Stanley, St. Petersburg: Anything that will help businesses when the tourists come. It captures their eye. You need everything you can get. Jeanne Kunkle, Gulfport: What Gulfport Trolley? Ive never even seen anyone in the trolley. I think we should shoot for a water taxi. Carl Mitchell, St. Petersburg: I like it. I think its a big asset to the city. Debbie Hobbs, St. Petersburg: We would bring our neices and nephews up to ride on it. I dont think its a good idea.

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20 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Letters St. Pete Beach Logo is Weak Dear Editor: Last week the Gabber St. Pete Beach. Beach will not reproduce well when small and has NO visual impact, as if downplaying the beach in St. Pete Beach. The colors are weak. It does not sell St. Pete Beach at all. Teal and yellow are very over used in Florida, and is more a medical industry color theme. sign, especially a sand blasted painted road sign. But it is too busy for a logo and a full color design costs a fortune to use on printed material, such as business cards, letterhead, t-shirts, posters, etc. These days a logo should be two to three colors max. They must be clean and sharp, easy to recognize for branding purposes. A logo on an ink pen should be as powerful as the same logo on a billboard sign. If you shrink it and you cant read or understand it, it will fail. You might get away with just using the St. Pete Beach font part and then can add the other elements on signage or posters. Here is a link to 7 tips for a logo which any basic Marketing 101 class stresses over and over. http://top7business.com/?Top7-Tips-on-What-Makes-a-GoodLogo?&id=1285 Is the design still open for submissions? Dont ignore your website, it IS percentage of your potential visitors.Rob Fowler Maximo Resource Center Needs You! Maximo Community Police Resource Center, located in the Marina Village Shopping Center, needs volunteers Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. You can work one or more three-hour shifts. Currently, they need the Friday morning shift and all afternoon shifts. Stop in at the Center Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon or call 866-7177. You must complete an application, be interviewed, pass a background Remember, great hours (only three hours a week) and great satisfaction giving back to your community and the rewarding feeling of volunteering! Chamber Partners with Post 125 for Troop Supplies The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has partnered with American Legion Auxiliary, Post 125 to collect toiletries and sundries for our troops overseas. With this season upon us to remember and celebrate our freedom, it is only are remembered, and should not go without the basic needs to make a A list of items asked for by these service people can be had at the or call 727-344-3711 for a list. Items can be also dropped off at Post 125, 6440 5th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 21 SPCA Enters $100K Adoption Challenge August marks the beginning of a 3-month contest aimed at saving more animals. Thanks to 5,552 local animal lovers SPCA Tampa Bay is one of 50 shelters that have won the opportunity to compete in the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge. Grants will be awarded based on how well shelters do at beating their prior years adoption numbers during the August, September and October challenge months. August specials include: fee is waived on all cats 3 years and up. Fee-waived promotions in June helped 121 cats at SPCA Tampa Bay Adult Cats 1 year+. The adoption fee of $35 will be reduced by the weight of the cat adopted. the SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Boutique: includes a stylish break-away collar, one bag of litter, one litter box, a scoop and a cat toy. match for you! Dogs 6 months+ $65, includes spay-neuter, microchip, vaccinations, leash, collar and free behavior class. Bred Puppies -$180 includes spayneuter, microchip, vaccinations, a 36 crate, leash, collar and free behavior class. Mixed breed pups go home spayed or neutered and microchipped. Also includes vaccinations, leash, collar and free puppy play day behavior class. Check out their website for even more specials. Adoption Specials will apply while supplies last! Items of equal or greater value may be substituted. Preview adoptables at www. SPCATampaBay.org or visit 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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22 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 What is the The Legend of the Gecko? Once upon a time . but the rest of the story is up to your to imagination. The City of Imagination, in partnership with First Florida Frontiers, is sponsoring a short story contest in preparation for this years Gulfport Geckofest. They are looking and hopefully funny that tells the legend of how the Gecko came to Gulfport and why she is celebrated every year. Stories must be family friendly. Send them your best in 1,500 words or fewer, but you had better get startedthe deadline is August 27. Open to all ages. Stories will be judged by the Gecko Goddess and Gecko Governor and their committee, in their sole discretion, on the basis of originality, writing style, quality of the work, and adherence to contest guidelines. Stories must be original and not previously published. Submissions will not be returned or acknowledged. Entry in the contest constitutes permission to use the submitted stories and the name, identity and likenesses of all participants for promotional purposes. The stories must be typed on 8 x 11 white writing paper or as a digital word document. Because word programs format. The winning story will become the O-Fish-al Gecko Tale and will be read at the City of Imagination Gulfport Art Center during Geckofest on September 3. The stories and authors of the First through ThirdPlace winners will be published on the Gecko website at Geckofest. com. There are some other surprise awards pending. Submit your Gecko Tale to: Legend of the Gecko Contest, 732 23rd Ave. S. Gulfport, FL 33707 or email it to: Library offers Program for Young Readers The Gulfport Public Library is excited to announce the Childrens Summer Reading program will begin on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., through August 10 for elementary age group. The Theme is One World, Many Stories. Among reading stories from all over the world, children will have fun making crafts and playing games. Visit the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28 Ave. S. or call 727-893-1074 for more information.

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24 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 By Matthew Margolis Fits and Phobias I spend a lot of time writing about dog aggression -partly because its a big problem that keeps getting bigger and partly because there is such an air of confusion to it. At times, aggression seems to suddenly appear out of the blue. Take the following letter from a reader: I recently moved from Arkansas to Washington State with my 2-yearold puggle, Tankeray. I have had him since he was 4 weeks old. He has never shown any signs of aggression toward little children before, but since moving up here with him, he has tried to attack my 1-yearold niece numerous times. He has not been around a lot of children or other animals and has been going with them. I dont want to get rid of him, as I have had him since he was a baby and he is my buddy. He has spent his entire life with only me and out what could be going on with him before he actually bites someone. Reading between the lines, it sounds like Tankeray was never properly socialized. He spent two blissful years with his owner and her boyfriend, each day reinforcing that small unit and Tankerays comfort zone within it. New adults might not be so scary, as they at least appear in a familiar form. Little children are another story. This is why full and proper socialization is so important. This is the process of introducing your dog, in a safe and friendly way, to all kinds of external stimuli -big dogs, small dogs, big people, small people, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, cars, the home, the noises of life. By making these introductions and positively reinforcing to him that he is safe in the midst of all kinds of chaos, you are eliminating the kind of fear that, over time, breeds aggression. Fear is often the culprit. Some fears can be mitigated; many are irrational. Not all fear becomes aggression toward people or other animals; sometimes the dog turns his fear on himself. Like people, dogs suffer from phobias -fear of thunder and lightning, fear of air compressors in the garage, fear of water, fear of shiny surfaces, fear of being alone, fear of women in hats, fear of men with beards. I could go on. If you have a dog who suffers from a phobia, beware that he may hurt himself. A dog with a fear of thunder left alone in an empty house might panic and hurl himself through a glass window or attempt to chew his way through a door or wall. Either way, he will seriously injure himself in the process. As the owner of a dog with a phobia, you have options. You could research the phobia and attempt to gradually desensitize the dog to that particular frightening stimulation. You could contact an animal behavior specialist for advice and assistance. At the very least, you could make sure he is safe and contained when you know he will scary. This is why crate training is so effective. Your dog has a safe, comfy place that he loves and that is all his, and you can secure him inside when a storms brewing, so to speak. When a dog turns his fear toward other people or animals, your best bet is to bring in a pro. Contact a professional dog trainer to work with you to better socialize your dog and determine whether he is trustworthy around strangers. If not, youll need to work out ways to keep him away from his triggers. This will keep you, your dog and everyone else safe. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack Bar Open 8 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. Breakfast Sandwiches, Bagels & Danish Hot Dogs, Hot/Cold Sandwiches Pizza every Wednesday! Coffee, Tea, Sodas Great prices! Daily Specials Noon Dining offered by Neighborly Care Network Hot Lunch Mon. thru Fri. Must be 60 or over. Call Christina at 344-2111 to register (5 day processing time) Meals on Wheels for Homebound Contact Pat Hazell at 573-9444, Ext. 291 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport Daysha is a very active 1 year old Labrador Retriever Mix. She has lots of energy and loves to play with toys outdoors. She is treat motivated and would be a star student in the SPCA Tampa Bay canine behavior classes. Meet Daysha at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. SPCA Pet of the Week Ace is a 1-year-old male Minature Pinscher. This friendly boy loves other dogs his size, long walks and being the center of attention for human love. Ace would do best in a home without small children. For more information on Ace or his adoptable pet pals, visit him at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg, call 727328-3378 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Allison is a 3 month old Calico with very beautiful markings. Allison is very curious and follows her foster parents around so she doesnt miss anything. This beautiful young lady likes to play with her furry pink mice and chase balls around. She is a very vocal girl and loves to tell you how her day went. She is laid back and doesnt scare easily. She is used to both kitties and meet Allsion call her foster Mom Julie at 727 688-7365. Save Our Strays

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26 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 By Holiday Mathis LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The idea that someone elses trouble and loss could lead to your good fortune might make you uneasy -you would prefer a win-win situation. Well, dont be too quick to judge appearances. The long view will show that this actually is the win-win situation you wanted all along. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you feel stuck, know that you are not alone. Many before you have been similarly limited, and they got through to the other side. So will you. Be inspired by the success of your predecessors, and know that you are just like them. If you cant do exactly what you wanted to do, think of what you can do. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will be tempted to put things on your to-do list that do not belong there. If you dont really want to do something, and you add it just because you think you should, it will never get done. So whats the point of putting it on the list? Instead, place your intentions on what excites you. Reminder: You deserve to be happy. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you cant seem to repeat a past success, dont worry about it. Consistency is overrated. You cannot step into the always be changing. Your water-sign nature suggests you are like the evermoving sea. New successes will soon be yours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Lately, it hasnt been a priority for you to get to know your own preferences, and you should make it one now. Imagine your own utopia -its unlike what anyone else would imagine. Knowing precisely what you want to experience in this life will get you back on track with a feeling of purpose and meaning. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Perhaps these are not the most ideal and favorable conditions you have ever come across, but to another person in your midst, the experience is downright heavenly. You wouldnt dream of spoiling the magic by pointing out the tricky smoke, mirrors and magnets. You respect each persons right to believe. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). temperament, youll have zero everyone else seems to be running away from. You might say that dealing with eccentricity is one of your talents, and it will bring you rich rewards this week, including sort. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a strong sense of who you are, and therefore, you know what you can rely on yourself to do. You also know what you probably wont do, team, reaching your goals will be an enjoyable process. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You love it when a person makes you laugh and look at life a different way, though it doesnt necessarily mean you will trust the person or extend an invitation to him or her to join your inner circle. You have tough standards for your close loved ones and expect those lucky few to do a lot more than simply entertain you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Try not Those around you do things a certain way, not because its the best or most correct way, but because its the way its always been done. You have special skills and extra creativity to apply to daily living this week. Good fortune favors you on Thursday and Friday. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The last thing you need is more worry. However, there is something very constructive that could happen when you concern yourself with what could go wrong or think of ways in which your loved ones need your care and protection. Youll prevent problems and create a safe, secure environment around yourself. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You dont expect another person to adapt to your needs, though you may secretly consider how nice things would be if such an occurrence were to happen. After all, on many occasions, you have been gladly inconvenienced in order to help someone else feel more comfortable. If you want your turn, seize it. This Weeks Birthdays : Your life will be exciting through the next six weeks, and youll record it well, too. Later, you can put these memories into a memoir, instruction manual or work of art. In September, a new partner is attracted to your strong personal magnetism. Youll fund an inspiring project in October. November features travel and changes to your domestic environment. Celebrate family in December -there will be additions to your group then, too. A

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 27 New Beach Drop BoxBy Melissa LattmanST. PETE BEACHResidents may have noticed a new, shiny container in the library parking lot. Gone are the days of metal clang ing as people dropped books through the old slot in the side of the building. Patrons can now drive, walk or bike up to return items in the large capacity book drop. The secure unit in the parking lot offers sepa rate slots for books and videos. Library Paige Ann Garrison empties the new book drop.

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28 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Hawaiian LuauBy Melissa LattmanGULFPORTWearing bright tropical shirts, leis and muumuus, seniors dressed up for the Hawaiian Luau at the Gulfport Senior Center on July 27. Pictured are Jim Donarski and Gerry Deraco. See more photos on our website at www.thegabber.com. Register for Last Glass Blowing Boot Camp Time is running out to register for Arts Centers Reality Glass Blowing Boot Camp for Kids from August 8-12. Each Boot Camp participants will explore every job and aspect of a real glass blowing hot shop with experienced instructors Elise and Caity Pautler. Hundreds of kids ages 5 and up have experienced the thrill of creating their own hot glass masterpieces at the Industrial Arts Center on school bi-monthly Art Walks. This summer, arts education facility offers a weeklong glass blowing camp for kids ages 8-17. Kids made as many as 13 blown and sculpted glass pieces in the July session. Each Boot Camp will teach the basics of glassblowing, including skills taught in the IACs Glassblowing 101 & 102. Campers will make blown glass projects in the IACs Hot Shop. These in-depth workshops stress safety and team work. Students will get hands-on experience in glass blowing techniques such as picking up color on the marver, blowing, centering glass, and using the blocks, paddles and jacks. Students will explore creating new forms and learn additional techniques such as using gravity to manipulate hot glass and creating waves. Age appropriate hot shop tasks will be rotated among all campers. Kids will also learn about the history, science and techniques behind glass art creation, while promoting creativity and generating pride in students of all ages and abilities. Step-by-step instructions and all glass, tools and supplies are included. Reality Glass Blowing Boot Camp is open to kids ages 8-17 with a maximum of eight campers per session. Tuition is $250-members ($275 non-members). Tuition includes all materials and a $50 non-refundable registration fee. For information about scholarships or to register, please visit the IAC online at www.industrialartscenter.org or call 727-289-9365.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 29 Monday is Pasta Night Back by popular demand from permanent residents, The Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500 34 Street S., will remain open Mondays from 4-8 p.m. The fare is still $5 for all you can eat pasta in real Italian sauce. Included are two meatballs, small salad, bread and coffee. The latest hit is their mussels in white or red sauce (minimal additional charge). Sausages, beverages and desserts are available at fair prices. Meet your neighbors and friends while you enjoy this casual atmosphere. Eat in or take all events and their hall is available for rental. Call 323-2691. Openings for Artists and Crafters The Gulfport Merchants Associations Art Walk has new openings for artists and crafters. The twice a month Art Walk is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen and purchased by hundreds of Tampa Bay locals as well as visitors from outside the area. Gulfport Art Walk takes place yearround along Beach Blvd. on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month from 6-10 p.m. Exhibitors with handmade and personal creations are welcomed to submit an application now. Buskers and street performers are also welcomed to apply. There are a limited number of openings available for those who would like to be considered. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Photos required. Venue address: 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Please visit www.SIKPromotions.com>Vendor Info>Gulfport Art Walk to apply and for additional show information or contact SIK Promotions at 727322-5217.

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30 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Arts Center Announces Two CompetitionsST. PETERSBURGAs part of the summer-long event Colorpalooza! A Summer of Color @ the Morean The Morean Arts Center is hosting two fun and exciting contests, both of which are open to the public. The Morean Arts Center invites you to compete in a city-wide search for St. Petersburgs Best Cupcake. The contest will be hosted at the Morean Arts Center Galleries on Central Avenue, Thursday, August 18 (which happens to be National Cupcake Day) from 4-6 p.m. A $10 entry fee allows each participant to enter one submission. A minimum of 12 delicious cupcakes are required for entry so that the judges can taste each submission. Cupcakes will be judged on presentation/creativity for a total of 50 points, which allows plenty of room for edible creativity. The winner will receive bragging rights around St. Petersburg and the coveted handmade glass cupcake trophy made by our own resident artisans at the Glass Studio & Hot Shop. The winning cupcake will enjoy fame and fortune as a celebrity on the Morean website, Facebook page and city-wide media. Grand Prize winner announced at 5 p.m. Although the cupcake trophy will be the coveted prize of the evening, there is also a Peoples Choice award voted on by the attending audience. Participants in the contest are quantities for the public to taste. Votes will be tallied and winner of the Peoples Choice Award announced at 6 p.m. Free admission for the public. $1 per vote collected to help support the Morean Arts Centers mission of Connecting People with Art. Another way to get involved with the Morean Arts Center is to participate in the St. Petersburg T-shirt Design Contest with submissions due by August 18. your love for St. Petersburg with a great T-shirt design. The Morean Arts Center is asking for original designs, promoting the city of St. Petersburg to be produced in T-shirt form. Submissions to the Morean Arts Center should be received by August 18 and will be prominently displayed in the Galleries at 719 Central Avenue. $500 cash is at stake for the winning design which will be decided by the general public. $1 per vote collected at the Morean Arts Center between August 18 and September 2 will determine the winning design which will be produced in limited quantities. Free to enter contest. The Morean Arts Center embraces creativity and both these fun contests are designed to stimulate the creativity of the community. For rules and regulations, and entry forms, please visit www. MoreanArtsCenter.org The Morean Arts Center is located at 719 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 31 Budget, from front pagecompany for grass cutting. We have to eliminate and outsource dispatch. We have to eliminate and outsource the lawn care. By [the city managers] estimate, thats about $400,000 every year, he said. The city manager outlined these options at the start of the citys budget workshops earlier in the year, but the rest of council previously expressed concern about eliminating dispatch, as did chief of police Rob Vincent. The Vice Mayor didnt stop there. I further recommend that we increase, across the board, our water and sewer rates by 10%. We are below average, he said, adding that such an increase would add roughly $350,000 to the citys coffers each year. He noted that increasing the millage to 4.0 would yield $110,000 next year. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, the most vocal opponent to raising utility rates, previously called them regressive taxes. She said she supported the increased millage rate over raising utility rates. Im also in favor of 4.0, but I would prefer that over increasing our water and sewer fees, she said. She suggested that higher utility rates would cause a hardship on some members of the community. Then they dont have to use it, the vice mayor said. They dont have to use more. Youre talking about $2.25 a month in 2000 gallons? The property owners in the city cannot bear the revenue enhancement burden; were got to look at other sources. In past years the city used money from reserve funds to offset falling property values and rising costs. Several years ago the council approved resolution that stipulates that the city must keep 25% of the prior years budget money in reserves, but at the workshop Hastings said it was an arbitrary number that wouldnt be enough. In a few years our reserves will be inadequate. Our council picked this 25% for our reserves to handle a catastrophe. We dont know if 25% is adequate our not. I submit that 25% would not even begin to cover a catastrophe that we are trying to plan for. The catastrophe were trying to plan for would mean that our revenue is totally shut off... our homes are underwater, our people are in shelters. Our police are working 24/7; theyre on overtime. Our reserves would be wiped out in a month, he said. The mayor supported the tax increase but expressed concern about the balance of tax of raising utility rates. He also said he didnt feel good about changing to Pinellas County feel we need to look at it. Councilwoman Barbara Banno also agreed with raising the taxes. Its very alarming, Ms. Banno said. Vice Mayor Hastings told council he knew his suggestion would not make him popular in his ward. My ward probably pays 20% of the property taxes... 50% of what Im proposing is going to affect my ward directly. Believe me, it hurts me to tell my ward, and I may not be re-elected because Im out here saying weve got to go to 4.0, he said. Other Ideas and Hard Questions at the City Budget Workshop GULFPORT Councilwoman Barbara Banno suggested the city could add $30,000 a year to its income by adding dry slips to its marina. She also stressed the need for enhancements that would require more money. We need to be able to keep up with the beaches, we need to be able to keep up with 49th Street, we need to keep up with Beach Boulevard, she said, but, she added, but they cost money. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon pointed out that landlords with fewer than four units didnt have to get a business license. We dont have handle on our landlords. It seems to me when youre landlord thats a business, she said in favor of requiring all landlords to get a business license. She also suggested enhancing the marina with a pool, although she admitted the investment in such a marina would cost more than a mooring Next, councilwoman Salmon asked the city about its spending in the waterfront district. The city currently pays basic electric costs for 33 meters (totalling $412.50 a year) for ArtWalk vendors. In addition, the city pays parks employees and police overtime to work special events. The money for these costs comes from a portion of taxes collected in the waterfront redevelopment area, city manager Jim OReilly said. The city may only spend that money inside the waterfront redevelopment area. Those funds are earmarked for economic enhancements, he told her. Theres not better uses that have come forward to us? she asked. Yes, there, is, councilwoman Banno said before the city manager could answer. She told council she asked the merchants. Theyd like to see some kind of on Gulfport Boulevard and Beach Boulevard maybe updating them or having seasonal ones. Theyre upgrades in that area. But... were using TIF funds to pay for these events, and then theres no TIF funds to make upgrades to the area, she said. Councilwoman Salmon asked if the vendors using the city-funded power paid money to the merchants. He told her yes. And we dont see those funds? she Next she asked about marketing the city. Do we have the right set of people so that theres somebody marketing Gulfport? she asked the city manager, who told her no. When she suggested we have some talented people on our staff, the city manager explained that they werent trained professionals in that area. She asked if the city had a contract with the merchants. If they did, she suggested the city negotiate the contract to have them do some marketing or pay for some marketing. There has to be some responsibility for the private sector, the city manager agreed. Contact Cathy Salustri at Cathy Salustri@theGabber.com

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32 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Smart Driving Saves Time and Money Americans drive an average of 10,000 miles per year, per person, which includes non-drivers, as well. We do a lot of that driving during the summer on family vacations, and chauffeuring kids from place to place. Here are a few simple tips to save you gas and money this summer, as well as reducing carbon emissions. -According to the U.S. Department of Energy, several short trips all begun with a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a single, longer trip that covers the same distance. Combining errands can improve your gas mileage because your engine will be warm for more of the trip. It might also mean you travel less total miles. This one simple habit change can save about 20 percent of your fuel and mileage. It also keeps 1,650 pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere and will add up to a savings of about $260 per year. -Drive slower, and accelerate and brake less frequently. If you keep it at a steady 55 mph instead of 70 mph or more on the highway, you save up to 20 percent of your fuel costs. According to CNN, every 10 miles per hour you drive over 60 is like the price of gasoline going up about 54 cents a is between 45 and 55 mph for most vehicles. Accelerating quickly burns twice as much gas as keeping a slow steady speed. So does braking quickly -you lose all that momentum your car just worked so hard to generate. engine. We can lose up to one third of our fuel by idling. You save 1,200 pounds of carbon or the equivalent of 55 gallons of gas by implementing safer driving. That adds up to $130 per year you could keep in your pocket! -Keeping your car in top condition will save you up to 30 percent in fuel economy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing a mileage by 10 percent, while replacing an oxygen sensor could result in an improvement as high as 40 percent. -Check the air in your tires and proper pressure listed on the jamb of the drivers side door. -Clean out your car! Stop paying for all the extra gas needed to haul that junk around in the back of your car. Cleaning the outside of the car keeps it streamlined drag. Another way to keep the vehicle streamlined is to remove those roof and bike racks when not in use. They only add extra weight and drag. Of course, the best way to save gas and money is to park the car and take the bicycle. More communities across the country are creating bike paths and routes, making bicycle travel easier and safer. Take your bicycle on vacation, and enjoy getting around at a slower, healthier pace.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 33 Local ObituariesANDERS, PEG AND WARREN of Gulfport, died naturally over the past week after 63 years of marriage. Soul mates until the end, they will remain together forever. They leave behind a loving family. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport. In Memoriam In memory of my love of 53 years, Alex, gone three months on August 6th. He also would have been 102 years old on that date. Miss you so much, MarilynExcerpts heard at the August 2, 2011Gulfport City Council WorkshopPublic Comment & Council Quotes All of these things that everybodys been discussing? Hello? Theyre peanuts! Theyre pennies! We have to take drastic mea sures and we have to take them now, vice-mayor David Hastings, who suggested raising taxes and utility rates. Other proposals included adding a swimming pool and dry storage to the marina. It frightened me when I read this stuff in the early part of the proposal ... it indicated to me crisis. If somebody doesnt use that word now, when it really hits the fan we wont be prepared.... We raided the reserve fund, Bob Newcomb, a citizen, about the citys Obviously when property values come back up again, we adjust the other way, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about the tax in crease. Any change in programming will result in a change of culture, City Manager Jim OReilly, about ??? That is just another example of how can you depend on Wash ington? Mike Yakes said, about FEMA running out of money and the citys need to have a healthy reserve means about our longevity, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about the higher tax rate.

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34 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Dog Tag Heroes Thrift Store needs Volunteers! organization that provides free furniture/household items to soldiers returning from war. They have opened a Boutique & Thrift Store at 5601 66th Street N. in the 66th St. Flea Market. They need volunteers to work a shift in their store which is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They also need volunteers with trucks who can assist in picking up donated furniture once or twice monthly. Volunteers can help in many other ways beside in the store. Call 727-577-5455 today to Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter members will be gathering for a Traditional Summer Picnic at the home of Joyce and Clarence Keller on Sunday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. The hostesses for the social are Sharon Ingram and Joyce Keller. An evening of good food, good friends and good fun are planned. Members are also looking forward to Laureate Epsilon Nus Beginning Day Luncheon on Saturday, August 20 at Banquet Masters. This annual Beginning Day Luncheon is always a good way to start off the new sorority year. Laureate Epsilon Theta members will have a Bushel of Cookies with a $25 gift card from Publix at the opportunity table. This will be a fun afternoon for all attending. For more information, please contact, Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.Learn How to Use a hart The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series How to Use a Chart will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, August 17, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. This seminar walks the boater through what they need to know in an interesting and entertaining way. Students will be provided with a Maptech Waterproof Flip-fold Chart Symbols Reference and On-The-Water Guide to take along when boating. You will be shown how to plot a safe course with the USPS Plotter and be sure you are following the rules of the road. Instruction is free; materials are $30 per family; maximum of 20 students; pre-registration required. Visit www. boating-stpete.org.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 35 Its not your Mothers Square Dancing The Suncoast Squares is happy to announce that their 2011 Mainstream Class for Beginners. The class meets every Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. and graduation occurs in January just in time for their yearly Flip the Flamingo Fly-in Event in February. No experience is necessary and singles or couples are welcome. Dress is casual but be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The cost is just a $5 donation per person each week. In addition, prior to the Mainstream Class every week, the club offers Round Dancing lessons from 6:307:30 p.m. for an additional $2.50 donation per person. The Suncoast Squares general membership meets at the church every Tuesday (and monthly on the third Sunday) throughout the year to dance what they consider to be contemporary square dancing with square dancing that typically comes to mind when one hears square dancing. Call 727-599-1440 for more information.

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36 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 The Power of Now!: A free 8-week seminar/discussion presented by Ted Leitho. Saturdays at 10:00 am-Noon, through August 27. FMI, call: 727-6239532. Crafts Club for All Ages, with Pat Brinkley: Saturday, August 6, 1:30 pm. One World, Many Stories, with Diann Morningstar. Grand Finale Drumming Circle program Wednesday, at 2:00 pm, on August 10 Anime Afternoons for Teens, with Sheri Stanley. Fridays at 2:00 pm, through August 12. Watch and learn about this popular Japanese-inspired cinematic art form while enjoying some delicious snacks. Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults: Saturday, August 13, 1:00 pm. Craft artful memories. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am. Discussion of Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Hospice Bereavement Group for Widows and Widowers: Tuesday, August 23 & 30, 1:30 pm. FMI: 727-5426788. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070SOCK HOP & BAND featuring THE IMPACTS Fri., Aug. 5, 8pm-12:30am $12 www.swingtime.info MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Aug. 7, $7 Local Shops1 & Gulfport Magazine BIRTHDAY BASH Mon., Aug. 8, 6-9:30pm DJ, Dancing, Snacks $15 at door, Register in advance for Free Admission at localshops1.com WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 Inter. 12-1, Beg. 1-2, Dancing 2-3pm Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Charleston lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance $7 Thursday, Aug. 4 Salsa Dance 7-8:30pm Lessons 8:30-10pm Dance, $7 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$6 non-resident PROGRAMS TEEN NIGHT Now accepting registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Teens, ages middle school to 17 (18 if still in high school). Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res. 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin September 6, 2011 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2011-2012 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten)VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the child VPK will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children. Sign up now with your voucher from Coordinated Child Care. Please call 727-893-1068 for more details. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructtor for more information. t 0876. 313-0876. poli at 813-855-3112. 6915. Diane at 459-1399. Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. fall. Call Patsi at 501-3559. NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, Wed., from 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. HOOD CENTER, Wed., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. *The Neighborhood Center is located at 1617 49th St. So. *Scout Hall is located at 5315 28th Ave So. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial period. Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental reation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Flea Market: Come shop at our Senior Center Flea Market on Fri. Aug. 5, 9am to noon. Dont miss out on some great bargains! Diabetic Support: Our Diabetic Support group will now meet at 9:30am rather than 10am starting Monday, August 15. GEMS Express: GEMS clients are encouraged to try out our new express trips to South Pasadena on Fridays when we make hourly trips. If you are a quick shopper, this is the run for you! Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. SPECIAL EVENTS AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving classes and possibly reduce your insurance premiums. two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 368-3199 for registration and fee info for September. Senior Trips: Come join us for some fun trips including the Hard Rock Casino on Aug. 16 & 26. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more details as well as info on upcoming 2 & 3 day trips (Immokalee Escape/Casino & Shopping and Key West). Annual Game & Card Party : The Senior Centers 2nd Annual Game & Card Party will be held on Wed. Aug. 31, 2-5pm. Make up or join a card or game table. opportunity baskets, etc. Tickets: $10. Fundraiser to develop Senior Center health & wellness programming. Tickets available at the Senior Center or online at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www.gulfportseniorfoundation. org. Three Special Opportunity Drawings: How about a Star Lite Cruise or a Dolphin Watch Cruise for a party of two? Suggested donation for the opportunity drawing is $5.00 per ticket. Winners will be announced on Fri. Sept. 2nd. Need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the Senior Center. SPECIAL SERVICES Free Legal Assistance: Community Law Program offers free legal assistance for seniors 60+ every 3rd Fri. (Aug. 19) at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Do phone? Deaf & Services Connection will be offering free phones for the hearing impaired on Tues. Aug. 16 at 9:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility information. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 10am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm Telephone Reassurance: Are you a Gulfport resident who lives alone? Would you like to receive a friendly phone call each morning between 7:30-8:30am? Its a free service and a great safety measure! Call the Senior Center for more info. Transportation Service : Are you a Gulfport resident 55 and over and need transportation to medical appointments, beauty shops, grocery shopping, bill paying, etc? Call GEMS at 893-2242 and learn how we may be of service to you.5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070THREES COMPANY A Contemporary Musical Cabaret Fri., Aug. 5, 8pm Sat., Aug. 6, 2pm Tickets $15, 727-470-1802 or 727-510-1509, 727-282-3830 Art Reception Fri., Aug. 5, 5-7pm for photographer Elizabeth Neilys Panama Canal exhibit SRI LANKA DRUMMING & DANCE CONCERT featuring Pancha Thurya Drum & Dance Troupe Sun., Aug. 7, 7pm $20 Admission at the door

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 37 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 The Power of Now!: A free 8-week seminar/discussion presented by Ted Leitho. Saturdays at 10:00 am-Noon, through August 27. FMI, call: 727-6239532. Crafts Club for All Ages, with Pat Brinkley: Saturday, August 6, 1:30 pm. One World, Many Stories, with Diann Morningstar. Grand Finale Drumming Circle program Wednesday, at 2:00 pm, on August 10 Anime Afternoons for Teens, with Sheri Stanley. Fridays at 2:00 pm, through August 12. Watch and learn about this popular Japanese-inspired cinematic art form while enjoying some delicious snacks. Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults: Saturday, August 13, 1:00 pm. Craft artful memories. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am. Discussion of Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Hospice Bereavement Group for Widows and Widowers: Tuesday, August 23 & 30, 1:30 pm. FMI: 727-5426788. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070SOCK HOP & BAND featuring THE IMPACTS Fri., Aug. 5, 8pm-12:30am $12 www.swingtime.info MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Aug. 7, $7 Local Shops1 & Gulfport Magazine BIRTHDAY BASH Mon., Aug. 8, 6-9:30pm DJ, Dancing, Snacks $15 at door, Register in advance for Free Admission at localshops1.com WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 Inter. 12-1, Beg. 1-2, Dancing 2-3pm Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Charleston lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance $7 Thursday, Aug. 4 Salsa Dance 7-8:30pm Lessons 8:30-10pm Dance, $7 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$6 non-resident PROGRAMS TEEN NIGHT Now accepting registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Teens, ages middle school to 17 (18 if still in high school). Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res. 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin September 6, 2011 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2011-2012 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten)VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the child VPK will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children. Sign up now with your voucher from Coordinated Child Care. Please call 727-893-1068 for more details. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructtor for more information. t 0876. 313-0876. poli at 813-855-3112. 6915. Diane at 459-1399. Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. fall. Call Patsi at 501-3559. NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, Wed., from 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. HOOD CENTER, Wed., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. *The Neighborhood Center is located at 1617 49th St. So. *Scout Hall is located at 5315 28th Ave So. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial period. Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental reation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Flea Market: Come shop at our Senior Center Flea Market on Fri. Aug. 5, 9am to noon. Dont miss out on some great bargains! Diabetic Support: Our Diabetic Support group will now meet at 9:30am rather than 10am starting Monday, August 15. GEMS Express: GEMS clients are encouraged to try out our new express trips to South Pasadena on Fridays when we make hourly trips. If you are a quick shopper, this is the run for you! Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. SPECIAL EVENTS AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving classes and possibly reduce your insurance premiums. two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 368-3199 for registration and fee info for September. Senior Trips: Come join us for some fun trips including the Hard Rock Casino on Aug. 16 & 26. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more details as well as info on upcoming 2 & 3 day trips (Immokalee Escape/Casino & Shopping and Key West). Annual Game & Card Party : The Senior Centers 2nd Annual Game & Card Party will be held on Wed. Aug. 31, 2-5pm. Make up or join a card or game table. opportunity baskets, etc. Tickets: $10. Fundraiser to develop Senior Center health & wellness programming. Tickets available at the Senior Center or online at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www.gulfportseniorfoundation. org. Three Special Opportunity Drawings: How about a Star Lite Cruise or a Dolphin Watch Cruise for a party of two? Suggested donation for the opportunity drawing is $5.00 per ticket. Winners will be announced on Fri. Sept. 2nd. Need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the Senior Center. SPECIAL SERVICES Free Legal Assistance: Community Law Program offers free legal assistance for seniors 60+ every 3rd Fri. (Aug. 19) at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Do phone? Deaf & Services Connection will be offering free phones for the hearing impaired on Tues. Aug. 16 at 9:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility information. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 10am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm Telephone Reassurance: Are you a Gulfport resident who lives alone? Would you like to receive a friendly phone call each morning between 7:30-8:30am? Its a free service and a great safety measure! Call the Senior Center for more info. Transportation Service : Are you a Gulfport resident 55 and over and need transportation to medical appointments, beauty shops, grocery shopping, bill paying, etc? Call GEMS at 893-2242 and learn how we may be of service to you.5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070THREES COMPANY A Contemporary Musical Cabaret Fri., Aug. 5, 8pm Sat., Aug. 6, 2pm Tickets $15, 727-470-1802 or 727-510-1509, 727-282-3830 Art Reception Fri., Aug. 5, 5-7pm for photographer Elizabeth Neilys Panama Canal exhibit SRI LANKA DRUMMING & DANCE CONCERT featuring Pancha Thurya Drum & Dance Troupe Sun., Aug. 7, 7pm $20 Admission at the door

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38 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Its All about FreedomTheres lots of talk about Cuba and the reforms being made there. Minor, but reforms nonetheless. Lift the embargo on U.S. help the impoverished island move to prosperity and therefore freedom. Thats a dream, but not a bad one and not without having some basis. Allowing more trade and movement of citizens here to there will help change. There is no doubt that the innate corruption that goes with prosperity will undermine the Castro regime. However, theres no doubt that Castro and his band will not go quietly. They are entrenched and powerful. They have what money there is and all the guns and all of the media and all the perks that the average citizen doesnt. More U.S. dollars may entrench them more solidly, or feed the underground criminal element. See Russias experience. No, real change is not likely to be peaceful. The fact is that Cuba is a police state. The government spies on the people, the people ( for money and self preservation) spy on each other. There is no freedom. No one expresses it better that Euclides Rojas, former all-time saves leader for the Cuban National baseball team and now a pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He and his wife and child came here on a make-shift raft. I didnt come to the United States to play baseball, he told the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh. We came to the United States looking for freedom. Not money. Freedom. Pretty basic. He continued, We didnt know if we were going to make it. But if we didnt make it, at least we would have died trying to be free. He didnt mention free medical care, old-age pensions, free education, housing or any other government subsidy. Its freedom. He explained that you arent allowed to express what you feel or see. He referred to it as slavery. Cuban citizens cannot move about freely. Defection to another country is traitorous. Thousands have died trying to escape. Rojas left behind sisters, brothers and parents. His escape was nearly 20 years ago. Not much has changed since then. Cubas poorer. They have a little more economic freedom only because the government has no choice. Political freedom still doesnt exist, and theres no indication that thats going to change. Government still controls the source of most food, housing, education, medical care, and jobs. You protest or revolt at your peril. Concur or starve. Connive, cajole, sneak around the system, cheat a little, maybe. But, dont mess with the political system. Its a good thing to consider those basic truths and consider the proper context when we hear people talk about the communist paradise just across the Florida straits. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com Sonoma County California on the Sonoma County wine industry. Americans developed a taste for wine and demand began to grow. Early 1970s A second generation of wineries are started, following a nationwide wine boom. Consumption grows at a 40% rate. 1975 Wine labels are regulated and appellations begin to be important in marketing Sonoma Countys wines. Planted acreage returns toward 1920s levels of 24,000 acres (9,700 ha.) 1980s Sonoma County made the transition from being known as a producer dairy, grain and fruit crops with grapes in fourth position. By 1989 grapes were Sonoma Countys top revenue-generating agricultural crop. Technological advances in winemaking improved wines to meet the more discerning tastes of consumers. 1999 There are over 49,000 acres (19,800 ha) of vineyards owned by more than 750 growers and 180 bonded wineries in Sonoma County. Today Sonoma County has 13 unique AVAs and more than 50 grape varieties are planted here. It is estimated that the wine industry and related tourism contributes over $8 billion to the local economy each year, about 40% of the countys contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). I have had most wines from this region, but, I suggest these producers of red and whites that range from around $20: St. Francis, Schug, Seghesio, LeCrema and Newton.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 39 THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Rons Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Open 2-5pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-3pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Dave K. on Guitar 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited Steak-O 1-3pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6-9pm ALA EXE Meeting5:45pm Reg Meeting-6pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Harry 7-10pm The St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, has moved its headquarters from City Hall to St. Albans Episcopal Church at 8451 Blind Pass Road. As always, donations of money, non-perishable food items, hygiene items, books, toys or miscellaneous items suiting for sending to our troops are always welcome. They may be dropped off at our Post lounge, the lobby at City Hall or the Library, in addition to the facility at St. Albans. They are looking for a corporate sponsor. The Auxiliary meetings have changed to the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. Please devote one hour a month of your time to come to the meetings and be informed of what your Auxiliary is doing. If you like, please participate in helping us be successful. Thank you. visited our Post. Please help! Items may be dropped off at Post anytime. For a list of items requested, go to www. AmericanLegionPost125.com. Dont forget, Bingo is back, Wednesday 6p.m. Open to the public, kitchen open. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.

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40 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is Your Legal Health? (Part 2) In our last article, the need for periodic legal checkups was examined. The following are some of the legal problems which may be uncovered by a legal checkup: WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING An indicator of good legal health usually includes having a valid will and some basic estate plan. If you dont have a will, your personal and real property may not be distributed in accordance with your desires. In addition, unnecessary expenses and taxes may be incurred and certain family members could possibly inherit your assets contrary to your desires. A trust is another effective estate planning document. A trust allows you to transfer property to your designated heirs utilizing a successor instructions. If you create a trust in a last will and testament, this is called a testamentary trust. Another form of trust is a living trust which is created by written contract. Living trusts are very useful estate planning tools for everyone--not only the very wealthy. A living trust assists in the avoidance of probate and will help in keeping your affairs out of the public record and private. It is critical to review your estate planning documents whenever important changes in your life occur. If you marry, move to a new state, have a child or lose a loved one, an update of your legal documents may be necessary. Also, it is an excellent idea to discuss with your lawyer if your estate plan is keeping pace with the value of your property and is updated to address changes in Florida law and tax laws. Revisions may be made with the drafting of new documents or an amendment to existing documents may be necessary. It is important to never make a change in your old will or trust by writing on or crossing out words or phrases which you want to eliminate as this may invalidate your documents. DIVORCE A lawyer should be consulted if your marriage is ending or you are contemplating ending your marriage. Issues concerning child custody, of the marital property will need to be addressed. If your spouse threatens to harass or harm you, hide marital property or take your children in violation of your visitation or custody rights, a lawyer can assist you in seeking protection against these improper acts of your spouse. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 41 Calling the GameBy Melissa LattmanGULFPORTTwelve years ago giving his grandson a ride to Little League, unexpectedly started Bruce Wards volunteer work with Gulfport Little League. My grandsons mom had to work and when we got to Little League. They told me we need a coach and handed me a shirt, Ward said. The father of six now grown children, still volunteers for Little League. Now he umpires and helps train new umpires. We need more volunteers. Little League is all volunteers. I volunteer to help keep the kids off the streets, Ward said. What are the challenges of being a Little League umpire? Everybody sees things differently especially if you have a close call, Ward said. Training umpires on the rules and consistent enforcement is key. We train umpires where to go and where to stand for the best view. We try to be at the right place to make the right call. We try hard to get it right, Ward said. Safety is key in Little League. Umpires have to watch the pitch count and types of bats used. Stealing bases is not allowed until a child is nine. Pitchers are only allowed to pitch a certain number of pitches depending on their age to save their arms, Ward said. They are very strict on bats. Bat performance is a factorLittle League uses aluminum. If the wrong bat is used you can hit the ball so fast back to the pitcher, he wont have time to defend himself. Umpires review and enforce the rules at every game. We have a meeting at the plate with the two managers to discuss the rules we check the equipment and make sure everybody is okay. We set a 1.5 to 2 hour time limit depending on the age of the kids, Ward said. If you are interested in being a Little League umpire, there is a class starting August 12. All volunteers must undergo a background check. Space is limited and participants must be pre-registered. Please call Bruce at 327-7383 or John at 482-6787. For more information on joining a team http://www.gulfportlittleleague.net/ Bruce Ward has volunteered for Little League for 12 years. Host Families Needed for Exchange Students Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and want to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every familys needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. P.I.E. area representatives match common interests and lifestyles through an in-home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select the perfect match. As there are no typical host families, P.I.E. any situation, whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a retired couple or a large family. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student. organization that has sponsored more than 25,000 students from 45 countries since its founding in 1975. The organization is designated by the United States Department of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), certifying that the organization complies with the standards set forth in CSIETs Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402.

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42 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 7/22 City County Code Violation4900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Suspicious Person5000 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk Hull St. S. Drunk Person5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Vessel StopBoca Ciega Bay. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Newton Ave. S. Animal ComplaintTown Shores. City County Code Violation1000 Blk Gray St. S. Call for Ofcer5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise Complaint5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plaza. Saturday 7/23 Narcotics/Drugs4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal900 Blk Gray St. S. Street Obstruction5800 Blk 7th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Animal Complaint1000 Blk Gray St. S. Arrest on Warrant5100 Blk 27th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual700 Blk 60th St. S. Animal ComplaintWood Ibis Park. Trespasser5400 Blk 7th Ave. S. Criminal MischiefClam Bayou. Animal Complaint1000 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Complaint900 Blk 59th St. S. Sunday 7/24 Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Suspicious Person3100 Blk 53rd St.S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 54th St. S. Burglary5000 Blk 8th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Theft3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Burglary5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal6000 Blk Luana Ln. S. Drunk Person1200 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic Verbal3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Monday 7/25 Suspicious Circumstances2900 Blk Clinton St. S. Call for Ofcer6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary1900 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft2200 Blk Pasadena Pl. Animal Complaint5900 Blk Bayview Cir. S. Animal Complaint2900 Blk 57th St. S. Trouble with Individual5900 Blk Bayview Cir. S. Trouble with Individual2500 Blk 50th St. S. Tuesday 7/26 Suspicious Person5800 Blk 7th Ave. S. Noise Complaint2800 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. S. Call for Ofcer2500 Blk 50th St. S. Call for Ofcer5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4600 Blk 26th Ave. S. Theft700 Blk Gray St. S. Theft5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Wednesday 7/27 Drunk Driver2100 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Vehicle700 Blk 51st St. S. Domestic Verbal900 Blk 60th St. S. Theft2700 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise Complaint1500 Blk 52nd St. S. Hit & Run2400 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic Battery2200 Blk 51st.St. S. Reckless Driver1400 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Robbery700 Blk 51st St. S. Thursday 7/28 Criminal Mischief3000 Blk 49th St. S. Criminal Mischief2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. City County Code Violation4700 Blk Baywood Pt. Dr. S. Trouble with Individual5800 Blk 25th Ave. S. Trespasser4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Criminal Mischief5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer2400 Blk York St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic Battery2900 Blk 54th St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 18th Ave. S. Hit & Run1000 Blk 49th St. S. Crime Awareness Meeting The next Crime Awareness and Prevention meeting will be held on Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. The topic will be on crime stats from 4-1-11 thru 6-30-11 and much more. Hope to see all concern citizens there.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 43 Try your hand at SudokuFun Served a la Mode at First Annual Apple Pie in JulyST. PETERSBURGMore than a hundred eager pie testers gathered like summer storm clouds last week to weigh in on their favorites at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bays First Annual Apple Pie in July baking contest. Three winners were announced after judges Joshua Wilson, GM of Publix, Wengay M. Newton, St. Petersburg City Councilman and Steve Bambase, a marketing associate from The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay cast their votes based on a blind tasting of eight pies. Winning Best Presentation was Community Life Director (and trained chef) Nicole Bacher for her Twice Baked Apple Pie. Best Tasting Pie went to Executive Chef Josh Marlowe for his Fuji Dutch Apple Pie. Dining Room Manager John Hubbs earned Most Original Pie for his Carmelized Apple Pecan Pie. After judging was complete, the entire audience celebrated with individual blossom Anime Afternoons at the Library The Gulfport Public Library Teen Summer Reading program will have Anime Afternoons on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. through August 12. Teens 12 and up can watch anime and read manga. Anime is animation that derives from Japan. It is also called Manga which is book form. Light snacks and prizes will be given during this summer program. Visit the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. or call 727-893-1074 for more information.New Public Tennis Courts Thanks to a grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Pasadena Community Church has newly renovated tennis courts. The courts are open to the public during all daylight hours and the staff is in the process of putting together a kids 10 and Under Tennis Program for the fall season. Come out, play, and have a ball! Visit www. pasadenacommunitychurch.org for more information. Register your Special Needs The 2011 hurricane season is upon us. Persons with special needs (i.e., medical, transportation, mobility and other needs) must register Emergency Management if they might need special assistance at the time of a hurricane threat or evacuation. Registration forms for Special Needs are available at the Maximo Resource Center, 4815 34th St. S. in St. Petersburg. The centers staff can provide these forms and information at no charge during the centers regular business hours. Persons with pets must also register their pets evacuation and shelter needs. These registration forms are also available at the center. Call 727-866-7177.

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44 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Lorraines BenchLorraine DelBene prays at Gulfport Beach most weekday mornings.By Melissa Lattman Lorraine can be found most days on her bench.GULFPORTMost weekday mornings Gulfports Beach has a regular visitor. For around 30 years the now almost 80-year-old woman said she has sat for an hour or so on a wooden bench near the casino, reading page-by-page through her prayer book. The edges of the notebook are worn and the inside of the book stuffed with prayers and sacred mementoes. With only the birds overhead and the steady rhythm of the waves Lorraine much going on in the world. If you have a moment of feeling depressed, come here. The serenity, the tranquility of the wateryou can feel itwhen I leave The long-time Gulfport resident found the town by accident in 1979. I came on vacation (to the beaches). I went for a ride and I got lost. I said, Okay, this is a beautiful place. And I moved here two years later, DelBene said. Gulfport means my world. I came from Yonkers. Once I came here I loved it. Everybody knows you. I come out on my scooter and say my prayers. This is a beach where everybody, if they have a problem can come. They have a place to be, she said. After the recent beach cleanup DelBene was overwhelmed. The cleanup of litter included repairs and painting of Lorraines bench. As Lorraine sat on the bench, she started writing her name. Shes not sure what overcame her and she apologized for her actions. I was shocked. I was oh my God (the bench) was beautiful after the cleanup, DelBene said. A confrontation occurred from an observer of Lorraines actions, and then came tears and the bench getting touched up again. Through her tears, DelBene shared with a few Gulfport neighbors what the bench meant to her and the peace she found on the beach. Some fellow Gulfport residents decided to add Lorraines name to the bench with a brass plaque (the city did not object). This bench belongs to everybody. When they put the plaque on it, it just moved me, DelBene said. DelBene encourages people to continue to take care of the beach. I dont know how people cannot see the beauty of this beach. When they throw something away on it. This is Gods country. People should pick up after themselves, DelBene said. Bring Donations to Gulfport Fresh Market GULFPORTThe Gulfport Merchants Association is collecting donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center Pantry, which offers food and other needed items to struggling Gulfport families, is in great need of donations to keep up with the needs of its clients. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round open-air market held in Gulfports Waterfront District. Vendors offer a variety of produce, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables. Vendors also offer local honey, herbs, seafood, cheese, fresh breads, pastries, nuts and granola, gourmet and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, bath and body products, jewelry and much more. Many other unique items are available from over 40 vendors. A variety of local artists and crafters offer their wares. Live music is featured during each market. The village in which the Market takes place includes a variety of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.Vet Clinic Offers Affordable Care Affordable spay/neuter and vet care is available at Pet Pal Vet Clinic and Animal Shelter. Services include low cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, wellness exams and more at reasonable prices. Clinic is located at 1900 34 Street S. in St. Petersburg. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Call 727-328-SPAY (7729) or visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 45 A Hand Out or a Hand Up?So a man walks into the Gabber yesterday and asks for walking directions to Bay Pines. Mary, one of the last few genuinely nice people in the world, listens to his story and decides that this man cannot possibly walk after all, by his own admission hed already walked to Gulfport from Bayfront and gives him four bucks for bus fare. Except the bus costs $4.50, so I, for some reason I still dont Mary gave him a cold bottle of water and wished him well. We then watch this man walk to the bus shelter and I have to admit, I am shocked and sip the water. For about three seconds. Then he leaves the bus shelter and walks behind the Laundromat. A lively conversation ensued as we waited to see if he would return. Some be a cynic; I suggested I might be realistic. I dont care, Mary said. Ive done worse things with four dollars. She, of course, has a point. If this man was truly a veteran who needed to get to the doctor, then, yes, we absolutely did the right thing. If he was scamming us for money, well, then, we didnt give him a hand up so much as a handout. Thats the problem with helping a hand up and a hand out. Even if you start out helping someone who has the best intentions, sometimes, Ive found, that help becomes a crutch. Thats why unemployment and welfare come with conditions and time limits. This is an argument my editor and I have quite often. Not about welfare or panhandlers, but about community and becoming a crutch for organizations. I believe that Gulfport developed a nasty habit of approaching the city with their palms open. I watched the city council make some tough but long overdue choices last will pay more taxes next year. Local police dispatch may get eliminated. You may pay more for drinking water. Hey, things are tough all over. Unless, of course, youre a business party has turned into quite the rager, unchecked for many years now. The Lions Club gets a waterfront building for a dollar a year, a lease voted into belonged to the Lions Club. The city pays $12.50 a month for 33 meters that provide power to the ArtWalk vendors who in turn pay... the Merchants Association. The problem, as I see it, is that the city helps out any organization that asks, and for years now its been absorbing the costs. But what started as a way to help bring people into organizations a hand up has become something akin to organizational welfare: the money that should go to help draw new people to Gulfport now goes to maintain the status quo. A little help here and there has turned into expected income factored in to these groups operating budget. My editor will tell you, as he has me, loudly, that cities (just like newspapers) need to support communities. I do not disagree. Where he and I diverge is with this public assistance mentality thats overtaken virtually every organization that feels like Gulfport should pay their way. The argument goes that these groups do good in the city and help the economy. This has somehow turned into we should roll over and give them anything they want. At the budget workshop last week, councilwoman Jennifer Salmon had the courage to ask the tough questions. Dr. Salmon and I are not, by anyones the way she goes about getting things done I do not endorse. I will say that the woman deserves a metric ton of credit for questioning the citys partnerships and what the city paid as opposed to what the groups do not. That couldnt have been easy; no one speaks out against the groups that, as many have tried to explain to me with obvious patience, keep the economy vibrant. But speak out she did, and I applaud her loud and long. She asked the city manager if no one had come up with a better idea for using city money than paying for the power for Art Walks. Before he could answer, councilwoman Barbara Banno, who has a business downtown, said that there were better ideas. Why isnt the city using its earmarked downtown money for those better ideas? Well, because its using it to pay overtime for Commerce events. Its using it to pay for the power along the street. Take a look at the numbers: Gulfports Leisure Services spent over $114,000 for events last year, including many Chamber of Commerce, Merchants Association, and other businessbolstering events. (We have a copy read this column at theGabber.com to get the link.) This number does not include overtime for the police department. By comparison, the citys looking at eliminating police dispatch to save about $200,000. There are no such plans to cut the special events budget. I am not saying these groups dont provide a worthwhile service. Im not even suggesting the city shouldnt help out. I go to the Art Walks and Fresh Markets; I dont want these things to go away. I am saying its time for the city to reign in its spending. When we cant afford our own dispatch department but we can afford twinkly lights in the trees, its time to end the party. Its time for last call at the cash bar. Perhaps this is just the push these groups need to spread their wings. I know they may kick and scream Id be astounded if they werent actively seeking a candidate to run against Councilwoman Salmon in January and threatening to pull their mostly free advertising from the Gabber but I believe it will serve the city better if these groups have to pay their own way. Oh, and that man who so desperately needed bus fare? He never came back to catch his bus. Which means the money we gave him didnt really help him. But then, he wasnt asking because he wanted our help. Ive found that people asking for a handout usually dont. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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46 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntEnjoy Free eBooks for Your Digital Reader Confused by the whole world of digital books and eReaders? Heres a quick tutorial: An eBook reader, also called an eBook device or eReader, is an electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading books and periodicals in a paper pages of a book, newspaper or book. The most popular eReaders are Amazons Kindle and Barnes and Nobles NOOK. Some smart phones like the iPhone and Droid can also function as an eReader, as can your computer. Once you have the device, the software you need to read eBooks is free. You can go to www.Amazon.com, www.BarnesandNoble.com and www. Borders.com for free downloads of these companies particular eReaders. Once you are set with the proper software, youre ready to download digital books, which are priced typically around $10. Before you start running up a big tab buying eBooks, check out free eBooks now available for your digital reader: Project Gutenberg. This organization has been busily digitizing books with expired copyrights, making them free to the public. Currently more than 36,000 titles are available as free eBooks, just sitting there waiting for you to download them at www. Gutenberg.org. Amazon Kindle. At this writing, Jane Eyre (Kindle Edition) by Charlotte Bronte is a free download at www.Amazon.com. So too is The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgon Burnett, the story of a bratty orphan transformed by a magical, forgotten garden on her uncles English estate. Barnes and Noble NOOK Books. Youll need to search a bit at www. Barnesandnoble.com, but your diligence will turn up more than 100 titles now available free for your NOOK reader. Cookbooks. Reynolds (yes, as in foil) is currently offering two cookbooks, Signature Family Recipes and Delicious Family Meals for Less, for free! Find them here at http://www. reynoldspkg.com/reynoldskitchens/ en/promotions.asp. Classics. www.OpenCulture.com has 150 free eBook titles waiting for you, including classics from authors like Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. Borders. Browse over 1 million free eBooks at Borders.com. Theyre all public-domain titles, each of them at no cost. For most you will have a choice of downloading as an eBook or scans of physical books, so the reading quality may vary.) Audio Books. If youd like to sit back and listen for a while, an audio book might be just the ticket. Check out ChristianAudio.com, where every month one premium audio book is available as a free audio download for your iPod, smart phone or computer. Dont worry, youll be able to get the proper software as well, for free. Many thanks to www.Bargainist. com for tipping us off to all of the free reading material. Its a great website that keeps up-to-the-minute on great deals, freebies and coupon deals available for savvy consumers like us! The Bargainist updates multiple times per day, so stop by often to check out the latest deals. You can bookmark the site, subscribe to its RSS Feed or get free daily deals via email.

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52 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 Miscellaneous Service WORLDWIDE DISCOUNT MALLTens of Thousands Unique International Products and Services, Plus Penny Auctions, Online Garage Sales. Free Membership. www.TripleClicks.com/10314267 SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. ONE TIME $250.-Turn into Possible $50,000 Monthly. Find Out How, Go to website at www.roiunlimited.com/moonshine-tour. Php or Call David 727-328-1259. Help Wanted MARINA ASSISTANT-City of Gulfport. Immediate part-time position available for an experienced Marina Assistant. Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends. Knowledge of boating and familiarity with the local waterfront is preferred. Entry $10.06/hr. Backgrounds, Drug Screenings and Physicals will be conducted. Position will remain open until lled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. Gulfport, Fl. 33707. All applications will become public documents under Florida Law. AA/EOE/DFWP. COUNTER HELP WANTED Days/Nights. Bait Shop, Daily Pay. Plus Commission. Must be over 25 with valid drivers license and know something about shing. Must Be Able to run Cash Register. Apply in Person. 2445 34th St. So. Ask for Rosa. 220 & 440 & LIFE 3YRS. EXPERIENCE-Fl. Licensed Agent, St. Farm, Citizens, Flood 5yrs. Exp. Team Player-Personable. Fax Resume: 727-585-4915 or email MonicaHughes.bix ROSENTHAL ANTIQUE DISHES-Service for 12. Serious Buyers Only-Will Sacrice. 7418 39th Ave. N. Automotive 1992 FORD CROWN VICTORIA-LX. Black, Full Canvas Roof, 81,780 Miles, Good MPG & Condition. $1800. 727-360-0616. 1995 BONNEVILLE SSE-Tinted Windows. Runs Good. $950. obo. Whirlpool X-Large Capacity Dryer, Excellent Condition. $150. Pedestal stand for Washer/Dryer $40. 727209-7393. 727-403-1031.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Furniture/Appliances SLEEP NUMBER BEDModel 7000, King, Pillow Top, Asking $1500. 727-546-0223 WHITE SIDE-BY-SIDE-Refrigerator. Amana. $150. 727-290-6639. BEAUTIFUL DARK WOOD CABINET3x6, $150. 727-599-4258. General 2010 VAN GUARD-Electric Wheel Chair. Leather Seat, Gray & Red. Seat Lift, New Batteries. $2000. obo 727-726-1676. MANUAL RECLINING WHEELCHAIRMedline. Like New, Great for Apt. and Outdoors. $450 o.b.o. Invacare Walker, Seat & Brakes, New $160, asking $80. 727-822-4466. Lv. Msg. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 1 PIECE EXERCISE GYM-Legs & Arms. $30.00 obo Can Deliver. 727-709-2660. Plumbing Business Opportunity Antiques

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 53 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936, Ramute 727-687-1061.AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. Musical Instruments PIANOblack. $250 O.B.O. Good condition! 727-517-9179 MARSHALL & WENDELL UPRIGHT PIANOVery Good Condition. Ivory Keys, Teach your children to play. 727-384-2043. Wanted PAYING TOP DOLLAR-Gold (broken or not), silver, old costume jewelry, collectibles, antiques. In business for 30 years! 727-4903838. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.HOME ORGANIZING SERVICESDo you need help with Organizing and Decluttering your home to create order out of disorder? Pat Johns, 727-360-3328. LIVING ESTATE SALE-Everything Must Go! 5980 Shore Blvd. S. (Town Shores Diplomat see lobby for Apt. #). Thursday & Friday 12:006:00pm. Furniture (all rooms & contents). All Nice Things! 5719 26TH AVE S.-Saturday 8am-? Multiple Family Member Sale! 3 FAMILY SALE-5533 21st Ave. N. Friday & Saturday 7:00am-2:00pm. Patio Chairs, Furniture, Household Goods. MULTI FAMILY SALE-Indoor/Outdoor. Large Salon Mirrors, Household, Furniture and Much More! Fri. & Sat. 8am.-? 4511 21st Ave. S. GARAGE/YARD SALEMisc. 4326 Faireld Ave. S. Saturday 7a.m.-6p.m. HUGE YARD SALE!6251 10th Ave. S. Near Gulfport Blvd. & 64th St. S. Saturday 8-2p.m. Rain Date Sunday. Scroll saw, bone china, sewing/craft supplies, 70s dolls, artwork, house hold, much more! FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Friday, August 5th, 9am-Noon. 5226 GULFPORT BLVDFriday & Sat.9:303p.m. Small Furniture, household. Large variety misc. items, tools, Childrens Clothes. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING GOES!-2709 48th St. S. Gulfport. Saturday 8am.-12:00. HUGE RUMMAGE SALE-First United Methodist Church in Downtown St. Petersburg. 8am 2pmFriday 8/5 Saturday 8/6 Last Hour of Sale, 1p.m.-2pm. Fill a Bag for a Buck! In Church Basement, 212 3rd St. N. MULTI FAMILY SALE-5901 Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 8am.-? Tools, Clothes, Furniture, Kitchen, Kids, Etc. Lost & Found FOUND MALE LAB MIXNeutered, Tan, Yellowish Color, Very Friendly. Call 727-3844413. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1&2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. 727-410-4209. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Handyman & Housekeeper, possible live-in. 727-289-3588. STUDIO APT-New Kitchen, 1 Bath, Central AC. Very Private. Cable & Electric Included. Beautiful Floors. Excellent & Safe Area. Off Street Parking. $550/Mo. +Deposit (1 person only). 877 42nd Ave. N. St. Pete 727-4184885. 1BR/1BA GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Apt. Quiet, Single Person Only. No Pets/Smoking. Includes W/T/S, and Basic Cable. Carport, Clean. $575/Mo. +security. Ref. 727-7765544. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $795 & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Starting at $475/ mo. Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Call Rick 727-418-0086. ST. PETE HOUSE-2BR/1BA, Freshly Painted. Good Location. Washer/Dryer. Fenced Yard, City Gas. $700/Mo. plus $700/Security. HUD Approved. 3342 Carlisle Ave. S. 727-3211793. KENWOOD LARGE 1BR-(7th Ave. N.) Hardwood Floors, Neat & Clean, $650/Mo. +$500 Security. No Pets. Call Tom 727-417-1462. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-St. Pete Studio Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BRs from $500/Mo., 2BRs from $600/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8 OK. 727-804-5596. 4925 12TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Cottage, New Kitchen, Tile Floors, Fenced Yard, Garage, Dogs Welcome. $795/Mo. plus Security. Available 7/1 727-322-8030. 2401 QUINCY St. S.2BR/1BA, Large FR, Could be 3rd BR, C/H/A, Carport, New Carpet in BRs. $750/Mo. 727-365-9390. 2521 51ST WAY S.2BR/1BA, Carport, Patrially Screened, C/H/A, Terrazo Floors, $800/ Mo. 727-365-9390. TREASURE ISLAND YACHT CLUB-Condo, Extra Large 1BR/1.5BA, Newly Renovated. Cable/Water Included. W/D. Available 8/1 $800/Mo. 727-343-5500 Call after 4:30pm. 7406 41ST AVE.N. -3BR/2BA house. No pets, screened porch, Florida room. Large yard. Wood oors. $950/mo. Last month & security.727-347-4400. CHARMING OLDER HOME-on Huge Treed Lot. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus Ofce. Freshly Painted, Built-in Bookcases, Washer/Dryer, Private Drive & Patio. Storage Area. 2nd oor Deck. Excellent Location. 2415 7th St. N. $650/ Mo. +Security 727-418-4885. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. Card of Thanks General HANDICAPPED 3-WHEELScooter w/Seat. Made by Pride. Needs Batteries. $100 o.b.o. 424-7309. CASH REGISTER-Royal 600SC. Used 3 weeks only! $300. 978-387-6541. Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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54 Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 1843 52ND ST. S.-Unfurnished House in Gulfport. Charming 2BR/1BA. Freshly Painted, Washer/Dryer. Enclosed Courtyard. Off St.. Parking. Small Pet Ok. No Section 8. Ready Aug. 10th. $695/Mo. 727-418-2242. GULFPORT-Small Quiet Efciency Apt. Private Driveway, Alley Access. Full Kitchen/Bath, $575/Mo. & Security. Water included. No Pets/ Smoking, 1 M/F Person Only. 727-327-2772. 2BR/2BA CONDO-$825/Mo. Pool, Clubhouse, Pool Table, Beautiful Ceramic Tile & Wood Floors, Convenient Location, Cats Ok. Cable Included. 5 minutes from Beach. So. Pasadena. Les Chateaux Condominium (near Publix) 727-215-4997. William Bolanz BEACH & LUXURY, INC. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028 54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Premesis, Off Street Parking, W/S/G Included. References Required. $500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0602. Available Aug. 1st. 1BR/1BA GARDEN SETTINGGated. Refurbished, Patio, Garage, Tennis, Pool, NonSmoking. Annually. 727-347-1738.GREAT LOCATION GULFPORT MARINADuplex 2/1, Freshly Painted. 985sqft. Fully Applianced, Laundry room with W/D. Central AC/ Heat. Garage Space Available. $850/Mo. 401523-4540. TOWN SHORES 55+-1BR/1BA/Den Condo. Small pets ok. Waterfront view. $725/mo., Will consider sale. 727-560-8166. SEASONAL RENTAL-IGulfport. 2BR/1BA, $200/wkly. And 1BR/1BA, $180/wkly. plus Deposit. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727321-5146. 5139 13TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Gulfport House. Quiet Neighborhood, Central Air, Ceramic Tile, Carport, Large Fenced Yard, Washer/ Dryer Hook-up. $795/Mo, No Section 8. Small Pet Ok. 727-418-2242. 2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile Floors throughout, Lots of storage. Nice Yard. Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach. $650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-967-2154. NEED CLEAN RESPONSIBLE-Tenant for 2BR/1BA, Utility/Storage, CHA, Ceiling Fans. 5129 Tangerine Ave. S. $790/Mo. Call 3439595. UNFURNISHED LARGE 1BR APTConvenient Location on Busline. Newly Painted. 617 40th St. N. $500/Mo. Credit/Background Check. Off St. Parking. 727-418-2242. SPACIOUS 4BR -2 Full Bath. Large familyroom, livingroom, diningroom. Laundry room on premise. Near Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. 973-539-5808 or Rsf51@yahoo.com TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. EFFICIENCIES-Weekly, start $155/wk. Utilities included. Near 54th Ave. N. & 28th St. N. St. Pete. 727-521-1010. GULFPORT -Spacious 4br/2ba, fenced yard, alley access. $860/mo. Call Tim 347-8723. LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Gulfport. 5019 29th Ave. S. #3. 2/BR $695/Mo. +$350/Sec. Coin W/D on site. See pics on Craigs list. 727-7425140. GULFPORT DUPLEX-1/1 $650/Mo. 2/1 $750/ Mo. Clean, Cute Kitchens, Big Closets, Ceiling Fans, CHA, Front Porch, Water/Garbage Included. Smoke Free, 727-424-6085. SO. PASADENA -Nice 1BR Apt. Screened Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock, Quiet and Peaceful. 55+, $590/Mo. 727-289-4436. References, No Dog. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR. $625/Mo. +$625/ Security. Parking. 727-710-0776.GULFPORT 2BR/1BA Apt. Walk to beach. Laundry, Central AC, All appliances. $700/mo. plus $500 security. 727-347-1017. GULFPORT 2702 MIRIAM ST. S.2/1 Duplex, Carport, C/H/A, Clean & Bright. $850/Mo & Security. Tile Floors, Two Blocks from Marina & Clam Bayou Nature Park. 727-542-6090. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. GULFPORT EFFICIENCY-Near library, beach. $450/Mo. 2BR/1BA $725/Mo. plus electric & deposit. WSG & cable included. 727321-8582. FIVE TOWNS SPECTACULARWaterview In popular 55+. 2BR/2BA., Corner Unit, Enclosed Balcony, Covered Parking. W/D, Custom Window Treatments. Gas, Water, Cable Included. $895/Mo. 727-656-8800 727420-6827. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals LARGE FURNISHED MOBILE HOMEExcellent Area, Very Safe, $500/Mo. Looking for Good Tenant. 727-410-6599.PASADENA WATERFRONTBay Island 55+ Gated Community. 1BR/1BA w/Wide Waterviews. Clubhouse, Pools, Close to Beach. New Throughout w/Granite Countertops. Over $20K In Renovations. $750/Mo. 727-214-7944. GULFPORT CLEAN 1BR/1BAComfortably furnished & fully equipped, just bring a suitcase! Walk to restaurants & beach. C/H/A, W/D. (5039 29th Ave. S., Apt. B) $750/Mo. w/ Annual lease, plus utilities. Bus & trolley service 727-418-7272. www.gulfport-orida-rentals.com ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA CONDOFor Sale or Rent. 1 Block from Beach. Newly Remodeled kitchen/bath. 727-410-4209. Accommodations to Share ROOM FOR RENTFurnished/Unfurnished. Private Entrance, Share Bath. Microwave, Fridge, Utilities, Wireless Included. $125/Wk, $125 Dep. Employment, References Required. 727-686-5765. ROOMS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE-Homes from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and Criminal Background Checks Required. Contact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www. homeshareprogram.org Commercial Properties Rent COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE SPACE2000sqft. 2 Units Available. High Ceilings, Large Garage Door. $700/Mo. +Security. 701 37th St. S. Call 727-347-5100. OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent TWO COMMERCIAL OFFICES-for rent. Re ception area, cable ready, conference room. $300/mo. each. Call 480-8546. Furnished Rentals PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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Gabber August 3 August 10, 2011 55 1985 TWIN DOUBLE WIDE-Mobile Home. 45+ Park. 3/BR1.5/BA, Carport, Shed, Washer/ Dryer Hook-up, Bay Windows, Cathedral Ceiling. Pets Welcome. $10,000. 727-726-1676. BACK ON MARKET!-Wont last at $49K! 2/1 located near Beaches, Stetson, Downtown Gulfport and St. Pete. DAVIS SUNCOAST REALTY 727-595-0423. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 2401 59TH ST.SO2Br./1.5Ba., garage, CHA, New carpet, paint. Screend Porch. Storage. Must See. Linda CooleySail Away Realty. 727-492-7917. CAUSEWAY VILLAGE-2BR/1.5BA, Carport, Shed. New Air Conditioners and Water Heater. Lot #543. $5000. obo. Call for details 727-7442244. 2BR/1BA 760/850 SQ. FT. -Hardwood oors, indoor laundry, screened front porch. Huge lot, nice area 5012 20th St. N. St. Pete. $59,000. 727-551-9858

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