No. 2220 August 25August 31, 2011 Beach Goes Pops: Benetting the Beach or Just Pass-a-GrilleST. PETE BEACH At Tuesday nights meeting Commissioner Al Halpern questioned Beach Goes Pops organizers about whether or not the city or merely Pass-a-Grille. I dont see on this thing the money going anywhere but Pass-a-Grille, Commissioner Halpern said when Jay Anderson delivered See Pops, page 2First Day of School: The Verdict Caitlin Robbins and her mother met her son, Zack Becker, after the rst day of school as a rst grader at Gulfport Elementary. Its boring, Mr. Becker pronounced once the could start their walk home. All my teacher did was talk and we couldnt do anything. He pulled his backpack straps up around his ears and started walking. It was nothing like kindergarten. Gulfport Dispatch DebatesIf Gulfport outsources its dispatch services, what will that mean for the residents?By Cathy Salustri Gulfport city council could vote to eliminate its own dispatch department starting this way to help balance the citys budget, and as about whether or not to outsource the service heats up. advocate keeping the citys own dispatch services while others say the city must cut costs at any cost. The alternative to using the citys own dispatch service? Signing a contract with where to go and in what order. The citys Administrative Services Director, Dan Carpenter, says the city will pay $115,000 includes $30,000 in conversion expenses. See Dispatch, page 21Commission Will Not Release Condential Legal DocumentsST. PETE BEACH I would like to see whats in it, commissioner Jim Parent said of attorney Ken Weiss requests to involving discussions about mediating a lawsuit. Although most communications public record law, also called Government in the Sunshine, meetings to discuss legal strategies including talks where all parties to a lawsuit attempt to mediate the lawsuit are exempt from such law until such time as the lawsuit gets resolved. These exempt meetings are called shade meetings. If all the groups involved in the lawsuit make public the transcripts of these shade meetings. In the case of this request, Weiss, the attorney suing the city, agreed to waive See Documents, page 8
2 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Pops, from front page St. Pete Beach gave Beach Goes Pops over $17,000 in 2011. In response, Anderson told the commission that Beach Goes Pops allowed Support Our Troops to have a booth at the event. Beach Goes Pops listed event proceeds going to Pass-a-Grille Community Association ($3,450), the Vina del Mar Island Association ($3,450), Gulf Beaches Historical Museum ($1,725) and AMI Kids (formerly the Pinellas Marine Institute, $1,725). All of these organizations are south of the Don CeSar. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett pointed to a photocopied, handwritten ledger report as evidence that the entire city not read the report due to illegibility and thus cannot verify Commissioner Garnetts assertion. 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 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 noon. The facility is closed Sunday and holidays, with the outside animal drop-off open on days that the shelter is closed. 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.
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4 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Commission Decides It Put Cart before Horse with Logo RedesignST. PETE BEACH Although Commissioner Marvin Shavlan paid privately to have several logo concepts created for the city, commissioner Jim Parent suggested that perhaps the city should decide after it had the new web site in place and a more concrete idea of what tag line it should use. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett suggested the commission look at where were going, look at what were doing before changing the logo. One thing about the logo, Commissioner Shavlan said. What if we changed the type style? Plea For Audit RejectedST. PETE BEACH Despite a petition with 100 signatures requesting an audit of the citys legal expenses, the commission will not grant the citizen request. Its just part of a thing to stir up I would like to note that three of the signers have sued the city and lost, and it cost the city $87,000, and that kind of bothered me. If theyre concerned about legal fees, then stop suing the city, Commissioner Marvin Shavlan said. The commission agreed unanimously that they felt the legal team of Bryant Miller Olive billed fairly. Several commissioners expressed the opinion that the petition was a tactic on the part of repeat-lawyer Ken Weiss. Weiss currently represents every development-related lawsuit against the city. mayor said of Mr. Weiss. Mr. Weiss, who threatened to sue the city as recently as yesterday, regularly sends out notice that he intends to sue St. Pete Beach. He has several different plantiffs. Mr. Weiss did not attend the meeting.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 5 CORRECTION Last week the Gabber reported that the principal from Boca Ciega High School spoke at the Gulfport city council meeting Tuesday night. This was, as many of you pointed out to us, not the case. The speaker was, in fact, Mr. James Pribble, the new Gulfport Elementary principal. We apologize not only for the error, but any embarrassment we may have caused either principal. Rest assured, we, too, are embarrassed. St. Pete Beachs New Web Site Makes Your Life EasierST. PETE BEACH Residents and information more easily on the citys web site. At Tuesday nights meeting the St. Pete Beach Information Technology department unveiled the citys new web site. The web site now has three main sections: government highlights, city events and current projects. Although the site does not yet have all the information about the city uploaded, the IT department assured the commission it would have the web site fully functional by next week, when the new site replaces the existing one at StPeteBeach.org. The Lizard of Oz Comes to Gulfport Gecko Ball returns on Saturday, the light-hearted theme of this years festivities. The Ball will be held at the historic Peninsula Inn & Spa, 7 p.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. The Gecko Ball is an annual event leading Gulfports largest and most beloved street festival to be held this year on Saturday, September 3rd. quirky, funky, artistic nature. Larger than life dcor will evoke the colorful Land of Oz. A full dinner buffet for the occasion will conjure elements of Oz charm and scenery. Drink specials including Geckotinis and Ruby Slippers will be on tap. Live music by Kevin Wilder and his Yellow Brick Roadies will keep party-goers on their feet. Oz-related characters and activities will offer surprises throughout the evening. Back by popular demand, this years photo booth will offer commemorative photos of party-goers posed in front of Oz backdrops. Silent auctions will also be held during the Ball, work and merchandise from local businesses and artists. Seven large steel geckos, each decorated by a local artist, will be the centerpiece of a live auction during the event. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. A costume contest will determine the best ensembles of the evening. $25 each and are available in advance at these Gulfport businesses: The Outpost (3007 Beach Blvd.), Domain Blvd. in the Art Village Courtyard). Tickets may also be purchased online with a credit or debit card at www.GulfportMA.com. Discounted accommodations packages for ballgoers, including tickets to THE the Peninsula Inn & Spa (727& Breakfast Inn (727-343-4445).
6 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 GCP to Hold Membership Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will hold a membership meeting on interested members, as well as nonmembers, are invited to attend this about just what the Players do, and maybe youll want to join their organization too! The meeting will be held at the Players own Back Door Theater, Gulfport. Look for the sign on the showing just how to get there on the Players website at http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org. Corey Sunset CelebrationST. PETE BEACHThe Corey Avenue Sunset Celebration takes feature local artists and crafters along the sidewalks among Corey Avenues unique storefronts. Most shops are opened late and as always there is free parking and admission. Corey Sunset Celebration is hosted by the Corey Area Business Association (CABA) and takes place on the Last Corey Avenue is the heart of downtown St. Pete Beach, the discover the unique stores, specialty shops, the theater, the wonderful restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, imaginative gift shops, craft and hobby shopping, beachwear shops, and more. Visit this shopping paradise by car or trolley. Sunset Celebration please go to www. CoreyAve.com. Buskers and street performers are always welcome! Sunset Celebration or to become a vendor or a busker, please call 727322-5217. Vendor applications can be downloaded at www.SIKPromotions. com.Lithuanian/American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian/American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays lunch is Nalesnikai with meat blintzes (crepes sauteed on both sides) with one side of cranberry or apple sauce. Call Vida at
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8 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Prescription Drug Take Back Day Operation Medicine Cabinet Saturday, August 27 10 a.m. 2 p.m.ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Police is partnering with the Pinellas Drug Diversion Investigators to collect unused or expired prescription drug medications for safe disposal. Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Publix located in the Dolphin Village Shopping be on location to assist with this voluntary program. This program is intended for the citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use. Documents, from front page The majority of the commission did not want to waive the citys right Garnett commented that it could hurt the citys chance of mediating later, although she admitted she didnt feel it was likely. an opinion although he appeared to agree with the majority, adding only that he felt that opening up documents to residents could help the citys image. I wish we could just show everything and let these conspiracy said.Spay/Neuter Special this Saturday SPOT Spay & Neuter Clinic is people on food stamps and Medicaid to $15 male cats and $30 male dogs and include free rabies vaccine. Apply in person on Saturday, August 27 at SPOT Spay & Neuter Clinic, 4403 62nd Avenue in Pinellas Park Bring photo ID, current food stamp card or Medicaid card. Payment is due with application, cash only. Appointment will be set for the or visit www.SPOTusa.org.
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10 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship 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 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.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Grace Bible Celebrates 50 Years On August 28th, 2011, Grace Bible Church will be celebrating 50 years congregational meeting was held Ground was broken on the present Community Church merged with Grace Bible. Grace Bible has only had three pastors in the 50 years of their history. Rev. Jim Engleman his son, Phil, became the pastor. Cole was called as pastor and is still here today. Everyone is invited to the potluck dinner on August 28th a program of memories to follow in the Worship Center. The church is located at 555 61st Street S. in St. Petersburg. 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 furni ture. Thrift and boutique are open day. Gift store is open from 10-2 on Wednesday only.
12 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Attend a Free Photography WorkshopST. PETERSBURGPhotographers of all levels are invited to focus on the natural world in preparation Hill juried photography contest with a free workshop, Saturday, August 27, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The workshop, held at the Preserves Environmental Education Center, 1101 Country Club Way S., will provide photographers of all ages with tips and techniques on how to create exciting nature scenes with plants, animals, landscapes, and people. Professional photographers Jim Swallow and Rob Moorman will noon. The annual juried photography contest, held in conjunction with November 5 and 6, features a childrens division for ages through ninth graders through age 17 and an adult division, including professional photographers, for ages 17 and up. Cash prizes will be awarded for all of Show Amateur division and the Peoples Choice Award, which the public will vote on during Art Arbor. or the photography contest rules and entry form, visit www.stpete.org/ boyd or www.friendsofboydhill.org or Audition for a Spot in The Nutcracker The Guilfoil Ballet Theater is a dance and theatrical production company which incorporates dancers of all ages in their major production of The Nutcracker each year. Experience is not necessary, however auditions are required for role assignment and casting. Dancers are selected from the entire Tampa Bay area based upon desire to participate, talent and individual abilities. Auditions will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 at The Guilfoil Academy of Dance, 12245 62nd Street N. Oaklefe Center #302 in Largo. Call www.guilfoilacademyofdance.com. Sophies Attic Thrift Store Take a break from the heat and cool off while you browse around at Sophies. There are always new things to look at and clothes to try on. Sophies is located at 2728 53rd Sophies Attic is a mission outreach Methodist Church of Gulfport.
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Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 15 Open 11 Am 10 PM 7 Days a W eek Oysters, Clams & Mussels Baby Back RibsCajun, BBQ, or Plain Giant Lobster T ails Table Tennis is Back at the Recreation Center The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is once again open for Table Tennis on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. noon. Anyone who is interested in playing should come to the Recreation Center and register. The one-time fees are $2 for Gulfport residents and $20 for non-residents. The gameroom is also opened air hockey or table tennis practice. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions please call Lions Announce Labor Day Fish Fry Are you ready for Labor Day? The annual Gulfport Lions Labor Day Monday, September 5th, served by the Lions of Gulfport at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive South, in Gulfport, right behind the Marina (directions: left), from noon until 6 p.m. and it is open to the public as are all of their food events. This event will be held rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of freshly fried pollack, homemade hush puppies and cole slaw, baked beans, tarter and cocktail sauce, coffee and iced tea. At a cost of just $8 per person, for all you can eat, you can bring the entire family. Children under 10 are half-price. Tickets will be sold at the door or contact your local Lion friends. This is a BYOB event and remember it is open to the public. This is one of their Activities Projects, with all of the proceeds generated to be allocated to their community outreach programs, are all of their fundraising projects (Spaghetti Suppers 2, Pancake Breakfasts 5, and Shrimp Boil). Please make sure you are a part of this popular annual event, and dont forget they will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper on October 1st. If you need further directions on the day of the Hope to see yall there.
16 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Red Hot Beach Nuts visit Dali! Red Hot Beach Nuts, Gulfport, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, visited the new Dali Museum and it was a real treat. With over 20,000 square feet of videos and surreal objects this was visit not to be forgotten! Their next outing will be to Billys Stone Crab on September 21st. BPW to Meet The Business and Professional Women/St. Petersburg-Pinellas (BPW) club will feature two high1st and 15th luncheon meetings: JoAnn Urofksy, General Manager and Associate Vice President for A. Zdravecky, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas meets Thursday of each month at The 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., the meeting and lunch follow from 12 noon-1 p.m. Cost is $16 for BPW members, $21 for guests. Make your reservations online: www. BPWStPetePinellas.org. Philip Benjamin Gets Wii Championships Nintendo and Aetna have selected Philip Benjamin Tower to be one of 150 locations nationwide to host the Wii Sports Resort Senior Bowling Championships. Participation in the September 6th competition is open to all adults over 50 years of age. The winning team will progress to simulcast national championships. The Mighty PBT Bombers will be showing off their championship style and encourage all seniors to join them in this fun friendly activity. No experience is necessary and competitors may stand or sit while playing. Dont let your grandchildren have all the fun playing Wii games. Gather and join us. Teams of four players, or individuals seeking a team, can preregister by calling Rebecca Horowitz
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18 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 This Weeks Solution Letters Play by the Rules Dear Editor: I got a kick out of the letter in your Aug.18th issue from the Town Shores resident who feels some folks there are being treated unfairly for living it up. It appears the writer has confused living it up with breaking the rules. Is she implying that seniors should be exempt from the community regulations? Town Shores looks like a fairly high density area and the best way to keep everyone as good neighbors is to be certain everyone follows all the rules. Im sure the residents were informed of the rules, and penalties, in advance by management and Id suggest either abiding by those rules or moving somewhere else. As for the security guard watching you...isnt that part of his job? I recently moved to Gulfport from Pennsylvania and I have a real tough time feeling sorry for anyone who feels that rules dont apply to them. I thought most of us learned in elementary school to play by the rules !Thom AnstadtA Sincere Thank You Dear Editor: I would like to thank you and your staff for the kindness I to place an invitation for a celebration of life of Raymond Gideon Vaughn in the Gabber. After consulting with others the very polite lady at the front desk told me the invite could be added to his obituary as well as a photo. All the time this was done with sincerity and empathy. What a pleasure to come into contact and deal with real, caring people at your Again, thank you. His family appreciated it very much.Jere Rapp Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 19 The Gabs How would you feel about Gulfport paying a marketing manager to market the citys special events and businesses?Mary Karbowski, Gulfport: I dont see why were not doing that in-house. Id rather see the money saved and used to save our dispatch. I think other groups should do it, or maybe the Chamber of Commerce should do something rather than the city take that on. Charles Lee, Gulfport: If you want something sold, you hire a salesman. Janet Schaeffer, Gulfport: Before we hire a marketing manager at a big cost to the city, we have a lot of work to do. We have a lot of better things to spend the few dollars we have on... Gina Burke, Gulfport: There are so many cities that have a marketing manager. I believe that the Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association can only go so far without true support within the city. We need a marketing person who would be a liaison between the Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants Association and the city. That person should also be a grant writer.
20 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Hear Local Duo at IAC Chili Cook-off Entertainment at this years Third Annual Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff on Saturday, September 10, will be provided by Gulfports own rascally duo, Barney Waterbury and Leta Woloshuk of Urban Gypsies fame. Winners of four chili awards and one home-made salsa award will be selected following a blind tasting by Gulfport City Council member Barbara Banno, Richard Reale of Yummys Casual Cafe, and Ester Venouziou of LocalShops1. Judges will have an extra tastebud challenge this year with the addition of the Best Homemade Salsa category. Theres still time to enter the cookoff online at www.IndustrialArtsCenter. org. Every cook will receive a Cookoff logo apron. Chili and salsa must be prepared in advance of the event, and will be served to the public. There are no restrictions on ingredients for chili or salsa, but a list of ingredients must be provided for guests with food allergies. Chili and salsa will be judged on the quality of aroma, consistency, taste and after-taste. The entry fee is $25 per cook, per category entered. Prizes for chili include Grand Prize, Runner-up and Third place, plus a Peoples Choice award. Salsa cooks will compete for a single Grand Prize. Cooks may enter both the Chili and Salsa divisions of the cookoff. Winners of all prizes will receive one-of-a-kind hand blown glass art created at the Industrial Arts Center. The Peoples Choice award will be selected by public votes sold at $1 per vote. This is a fun award to support the Industrial Arts Center operating fund. Cooks are encouraged to dress up and decorate their tables to encourage more votes. Information and registration are available online at http:// industrialartscenter.org/chilicookoff.htm. The Industrial Arts Beach Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Contact the IAC about the cookoff or Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 21 Dispatch, from front pageIn addition to this Gulfport will spend about $30,000 for conversion fees. Gulfport currently spends The changeover will eliminate four police dispatchers as well as one person from the citys information technology department. Richard Citta, a network administrator, spends 75% of his time on maintaining the police dispatch communication technology, according to city records. He draws a and training. the conversion would take several months and the city would save $147,000 rather than the $305,000 anticipated in following years. The contract would run for two years, at which point the city could renew the services. raise the rate, Gulfport could agree or reinstate an internal dispatch, a move which Carpenter says would cost more than the switch to the sheriffs dispatch. Generally, he notes, departments dont switch back once they relinquish their own dispatch. We would, at that point, not have any of the communication equipment, so I would guess it would be a lot more than the cost of conversion. Ive not crunched that number, he said. I expect there would be a fairly substantial... cost. It would be a lot more expensive to go back. center, not the sheriffs Gulfport police chief Rob Vincent says. What will change is who handles calls to the citys non-emergency Gulfport senior dispatcher Gulfport dispatch uses something called call reasons, or about 150 types of calls that carry a priority rating between one (highest citizens) and three (the lowest risk). In contrast, an automated voice answers the sheriffs non-emergency line. Callers must select a number that best corresponds with their needs. The Gabber attempted to contact the Pinellas County Sheriffs sheriffs dispatch prioritizes calls after a caller reaches a person, but the dispatch lieutenant the sheriffs dispatch suggested the paper contact did not return the call. Crime watch activist Steve Karbowski does not believe the sheriffs dispatchers will meet the needs of his ward. Our crime watch group has been predicated on calling we see suspicious activity, not for emergencies, he said in an e-mail to his ward councilwoman, Jennifer Salmon. Councilwoman Salmon spoke in favor of eliminating police dispatch at last weeks council meeting. What does suspicious mean? It means seeing three older teens walking down the street [who] dont look like they belong there. That is not an emergency, but drive by and look at it. Check out the situation. Maybe the kids will not like the site of the patrol car and will move on. How will this work with an automated service? he asked her. amends its contract with the additional equipment, police will no longer have a holding this area for kids who will be released to their parents instead of going to jail, drunk people whom the police want to sober up before releasing them, and to interview someone theyve arrested. If the city eliminates to use the back of the police car as a holding area. An to supervise the prisoner in the back of the squad car the interview room at the police station. And as for drunk people? The city wont be able to let them sober up before they release them. We probably wouldnt be just have to send them off to jail, Chief Vincent says. He not use their cars as holding areas. Obviously a police car is not nearly as secure as a jail. It would be less safe, in all three scenarios, Chief Vincent says, pointing to an incident roughly eight years ago when police arrested a man who, once in the back of the police car, escaped from handcuffs, squeezed through the backseat partition, commandeered the police vehicle and tried to run over Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
22 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 September Art Show Due to work being done on the Treasure Island City Hall, The Art Guild will start its season on September 8. Bring up to two p.m. to the City Auditorium at 120 108th Avenue. This is a member only show, but all artists are invited to join The Art Guild and enter the show. Membership is only $30 yearly. On Saturday, September 17 at 1 p.m. they will hold a reception for the winners of the show. There will be an art demonstration by an artists. Refreshments will be served. All of their workshops will start on September 8. Their art classes will start October 3. treasureislandartguild.org or call Fall Opening Tea At Womans Club at 1 p.m. There is no charge and guests are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 522-2742 or 823-2088. committed to serving the community through hands-on projects and fundraising nondenominational, non-partisan volunteer service organization of women in the world. website at www.stpetersburgwomansclub.org.
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24 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack Bar Open 8 a.m. 4:00 p.m., 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 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 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 25 Excerpts heard at the August 23, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesYeah, I do. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, when ings ago a resident presented the commission with a petition requesting the city do just that. Maria Urban, about Mayor Steve about St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops. The mayor, who missed the meeting where this information came to light, later contacted the Gabber to ask if the Gabber could in some way help support the efforts. The Gabber has told both the mayor and group organizers that it would indeed support them. City attorney Mike Davis, about what groups and events to which the citys web site can link. At the last meeting attorney Susan Churuti said if the city allowed information about Support Our Troops on the citys web site it would have to allow any information from any group. Commissioner Jim Parent, who suggested the city re-post information about noncity groups and events and see if the city has a problem. Tom DeYampert, who posted photos of an alley running from Boca Ciega Drive to Blind Pass. The alley runs behind the homes on the south side of 78th and north side of 77th. Look for the photos on the Gabbers online photo gallery. Commissioner Al Halpern, about Mr. DeYamperts complaints. City attorney Mike Davis, about a public re meeting that involves mediation discussions between the city, Mr. Weiss clients and Save Our Little Village. Commissioner Jim Parent, while extolling the Anything. Currently St. Pete Beach uses Sunset Capi tal of the World. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, about the 15-minute discussion surrounding the citys logo redesign. Several meetings ago, a Gabber article about a commission meeting noted his 20-minute discus sion of what colors the tree blossoms on median land scaping should be. The commission has discussed the logo at at least two other meetings. Commissioner Al Halpern, joking about the pro tracted discussions surrounding the city logo. Vice-Mayor Bev Garnett, who said several residents didnt know what the CRD stood for in a recent public notice. Commissioner Jim Parent, who said it would help every year as the commission consid ered the city budget. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.
26 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 By Holiday Mathis VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know the importance of good friends. unusual and thoughtful ways to show your appreciation. You dont give because you feel its the right thing yourself. Your gestures, however small, will always be remembered. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have put your energy into many different projects, people and other investments. You may feel as though some of your energy is still out there in the universe and you now need to call it back to you. Its as though you let someone borrow a part of you and its now time for them to return it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before there was language, humans communicated only with music. They intoned their thoughts and feelings, satisfaction or dissatisfaction, with a variety of sounds. You are attuned to those primal tones that still exist in our discourse. Youll recognize how others are feeling and speak to their emotions directly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youll be inspired to do something different with your money as your ruling planet, Jupiter, goes retrograde in the sign of spending. Suddenly, the luxury items that were so appealing last week will seem extravagant and saving and will investigate ways to invest. CAP RICORN As far as youre concerned, roller coasters and love affairs cannot compete: There is no thrill quite like the thrill of accomplishment. Your excitement builds this week, as you are not only able to make remarkable progress toward your goals, but you also inspire your team to produce rapid results. AQUARIUS will be faced with contradictions between what you believe and what is occurring in front of your eyes. This new reality will inspire you to retrace and reconsider your belief system. Because you dare to get closer and closer to the truth, you will grow in power and wisdom. PISCES people come into your life. You know right away when someone is meant to be more than a passing acquaintance. One person in particular will act as a yourself instantly fascinated and increasingly hungry for the insights a certain person can provide you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are certain pressures you have to deal with on a daily basis. Mostly, they come in the form of people who want you to do things you dont necessarily feel like doing. Even if you believe the activities are in your best interest, compliance still takes effort. Once you dive in, the effort will be its own reward. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll make a contribution to a cause this week. This may not be money. Likely, its your attention, energy and time. These resources, your golden bits of life, are even more valuable than a dollar amount. The gift will simultaneously improve your cause and yourself. CANCER (June 22-July 22). One way to give yourself more time in the day (and an unhurried morning routine!) is to concentrate an organizational effort on the closet and bathroom. In the days to come, youll need to get out the door and into the world quickly. Youll want to arrive on the scene each morning with a smiling face. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes your dreams are dangling in the ether just above your head, and all you have to do is reach up and claim them. This week, you realize your dreams are not going to fall into your to bring them into being. In this way, youll prove your worthiness to have what you want. This Weeks Birthdays : The year is imbued with a new sense of purpose. You bring positive qualities to your work, and the energy spreads to those close to you. September features a new goal -the completion of which will take six months and affect nearly every part of your life. In December, you will mix business with pleasure to tremendously positive results. Youll work in a roundabout way to bring people together in 2012, and youll be celebrated for this. In June, opportunity comes in a strange package. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionFor info, call J at 727-688-3040Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke with Cookie & Dave Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by The Toonsters J & Lolita Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. OpenThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Dave & Cookie Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters J & Lolita Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Dancing & Listening by Woody Donations accepted Weather permitting
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 27 SPCA Seeks Vendors/ Exhibitors for Pet Walk Vendors interested in supporting homeless animals and exhibiting their products/services to more than 2,500 pet lovers at the 21st Annual 3K Pet Walk should apply now. The vendor booth fees start at only $175 and the deadline to register booths for the October 15 event in south Straub Park/downtown St. Petersburg is October 8th. end at 1 p.m. Back again by popular demand the St. Petersburg Times, the 3K Pet Walk newspaper sponsor, will host the adoptable pet parade. register visit their website at www.3KPetWalk.org or email Janet@SPCATampaBay.org or call GCP Season Tickets Available The Gulfport Community Players now have a pretty good deal on their season tickets for upcoming productions at the Hickman Theater. out more about this great value by giving Cathy Culler a call at 727345-1501. If youve ever been to one of their productions, youve no doubt seen Cathy at the ticket counter. Cathy is, and has been for years, their head ticket lady. Shell answer any questions you may have about their group and their upcoming shows. You can also visit the Players website at http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org for more information too! Democratic Club to Meet On September 8, Executive Director of the ACLU, Howard Simon, will speak to the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club on why the American Civil Liberties Union is involved with litigation designed to make sure the recently passed State Redistricting amendments are followed. Adding to the discourse will be a few minutes spent with Tampa Bay America, Saumy Narechania, who will speak on Planning for President Obamas 2012 Election. To round out the program, Victor Dimaio, President of the Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus will talk about the caucus, its members work, aspirations and achievements. 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 the speakers presentations and discussion. Everyone is welcome. $15) call Betty Morgenstein at 727
28 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Car Allowances Q: How does Gulfport calculate car allowances? A: It doesnt, according to city manager Jim OReilly. That is to say, it doesnt anymore. Only four directors (Sam Rivera, Information Technology receive $350 per month as part of contracts negotiated with former city manager Tom Brobeil. OReilly himself receives $400 a month as part of his contract. Neither his rates nor those of the four directors who receive car allowances factor in vehicle type or fuel prices. OReilly estimates that he drove his car for city business, including in-town and statewide events, roughly 10,000 miles in 2010. Many government agencies reimburse mileage at the rate allowed by the Department of the Treasury (50 cents per mile.) Had OReilly sought mileage reimbursement (if he didnt have a car allowance), the city would have paid him $5,000 last year. Have a question about your city? Ask us! Send them to News@theGabber.com. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on August 25 at 10 a.m. and learn about insects and diseases of plants. Anyone who has a group can contact me at 384-0701 to tour the park. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. 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.-12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Classes begin September 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 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. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. 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 727
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 29 With a little help from my friendsBy Karen Anderson As some of you may already know, I was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure. I lived much of am grateful for all that I have been given. I have always cherished my friendships and I have dedicated my life to taking care of my been informed by my doctors at Tampa General Hospital that my only chance for survival is a heart transplant. will be many uninsured medically-related expenses, such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, travel to and from the transplant center, and the costly immunosuppressant medications that I will need to take for the rest of my life. This presents a challenge that I cannot meet without your help. To help offset some of these expenses, a fundraising campaign in my honor has assisting the transplant community for more than 28 years. All donations are taxBlue Parrot, 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach. More details will follow.
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Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 31 Pickle Ball Anyone? The City of Gulfport Recreation Center will once again be open for Pickle Ball on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. noon. Anyone who is interested in playing should come to the Recreation Center and register. The one-time fee is $2 for Gulfport Residents and $20 for non-residents. The gym is also opened Monday basketball, volleyball or pickle ball practice. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions Community Band to Resume Rehearsals The South Pasadena Community Band has announced that rehearsals will resume Thursday, September 15 at the South Pasadena City Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings presents public concerts monthly with the exception of January. New members are invited to join the band. Max Millspaugh, Musical Director, said we always welcome adult musicians who enjoy reading band scores and who enjoy the discipline of preparing and presenting community band concerts. The band is typically a 55 member group and concerts feature themes which facilitate a wide variety of musical repertoire. Outdoor concerts are held in the bands shell in Galatea Garden. The band will return to the Gulfport Casino for the November, December, concert season will be announced soon. Anyone seeking further information may contact Band President Ronald Stoll at 727/345-4502.
32 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 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, Hospice Bereavement Group for Widows and Widowers: Tuesday, 6788. Genealogy Assistance. Saturday, August 27, 1:00 pm. Answers tailored to your questions about using traditional and online resources for researching your familys history. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am1:00 pm. Instructor will be off on Mon., Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS ARE HELD IN ROOM. & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE www.mygulfport.us/gpl Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: pals.polarislibrary.com RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym $2 res./$20 non-resident Open Gym/Gameroom 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Ytear 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 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 Teen Night Program have begun for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). Program hours are Mon., Wed. & res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for 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.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 6, 2011 and is limited to 10 children. 2011-2012 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the bility. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. VPK will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children. Sign up now with your voucher from Co1068 for more details. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. poli at 813-855-3112. CENTER ON SEPT. 1st Tues. & Thurs., Jack at 280-4276. erie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. TWed., 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:
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 33 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070BALLROOM DJ & DANCING Sun., Aug. 28, 6-10pm, $7 USA BALLROOM DANCE Mon., Aug. 29, 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday 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, Sept. 1 Salsa Dance 7-8:30pm Lessons 8:30-10pm Dance, $7 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 EVENTS 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 opportunity baskets, etc. Tickets: $10. 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 win. Tickets are available at the Senior Center. Good Grief : The Senior Center will host special seminars on the subject & Mourning with Carole) will be held Carole McLeod is the president of Grief Matters, LLC and has been helping people work through grief for many years. Call now to make your reservation. Public Meeting for GEMS: The Senior Center will host a focus group for GEMS riders on Wed. Sept. 7 at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Current GEMS riders are invited to share personal experiences with GEMS and offer suggestions on how GEMS may better serve them. Senior Research Associate at the Center for Urban the focus group. Open to all interested parties. Call GEMS to reserve a ride. Sinatra, Do-Wop & Country : Come and enjoy an afternoon of Sinatra, Do-Wop & Country music provided by the Toonsters on Wed. Sept. 14 at 1:30pm. Admission: Non-perishable Pantry. Night in Italy Event: Tickets are now available for our annual Night in Italy a Silent Auction at 5pm followed by a Baked Ziti Dinner at 6pm and a theater performance at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00. If you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, please call the Senior Center. Senior Trips: Sign up now for the Hard Rock Casino on Aug. 26 ($20). Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on the September trips. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS GEMS Express: Try our new express waits with the hourly trips. Call GEMS at GEMS & Tyrone Square Mall: Shop at Tyrone Square Mall every Mon. & Thurs. Gardens, Winn Dixie and other shops in the Tyrone Garden Shopping Center. Call now for more info. Senior Center Snack Bar: Come check out our Snack Bar that offers a variety of atmosphere! Computer Teachers Needed: The Senior Center is looking for volunteer tutors willing to share basic computer skills with our seniors (individuals or small groups). Level 1 Background Screening required. Call for more info. SPECIAL SERVICES AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving classes and possibly reduce your insurance two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. registration and fee info for September. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 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 be of service to you.
34 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Local ObituariesANDRES, RAMONA VIRGINIA (YOKE) (MARKHAM), 84, passed away peacefully on Aug. 14, 2011. Mona, as her friends called her, was lived in Gulfport and St. Petersburg for her adult life. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School. Mona had a life-long appreciation of the beauty in nature and a keen interest and love for music. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines Suncoast Chapter and sang in a national champion quartet, the Treble Rebels. Mona is survived by two sons, Wayne S. and S. Markham and a stepson, Steven Andres. Mrs. Andres was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lutheran Church, 301 58th Street S., St. Petersburg, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Gee & Sorensen/ 727-323-5111. BLANSFIELD, HELEN BARBARA died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at St. Anthonys Hospital. She is survived by her only son, Bill OBrien and her loving family. ALifeTributeGulfport. FEDER, ELEANOR J., of St. Pete Beach, passed away Aug. 22. Survived by her loving family and friends. Guestbook at davidcgross. GORDON, MARILYN SUE, 71, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Aug. 13. Video tribute at joejiko. com/marilynsgordon. Guestbookdavidcgross.com. David C. Gross NATHANS, ROSLYN, 84, of South and burial will be in Philadelphia, PA. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk Be part of a day of inspiration and against pancreatic cancer. The 3rd annual PurpleStride Tampa Bay 2011 will take place at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday, November 5 with registration/packet pick up opening 6:30 a.m. There are great incentives for fundraising and Cancer Action Network. There will also be a great post-race party with food, prizes and local vendors. Events include Timed 5k Run/ races age 3 to 12. Pancreatic Cancer survivors may register for any event free. You can also form a team in memory of a loved one. Register at www.pancan.org/purplestride/. If you wish to be a sponsor or volunteer for the event please contact Circle of Friends Book Shop News All Time by Kenneth Munson was just placed on the shelf. In addition theres a new stock of books about sailing, seaplanes, ships, boats and the Navy. Great pictures! Just arrived is a large selection of lectures from The Teaching Company, now known as The Great Courses. The lectures are given by professors from the Ivy League and other leading colleges and universities. Subjects Medieval History, Biology & Human Behavior, Modern History, Science, Economics and more. The form is audio book cassettes with extensive Course Guidelines. And the cookbook cycle continues. The latest is Southwest Cuisine by Chili. Library hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They graciously accept donations of books 8-track tapes. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Avenue S. Call
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 35 Community Center to Host Yard SaleST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is hosting its alwayspopular yard sale at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, on Saturday, September 24th from 8 a.m. to noon. Indoor spaces in the gym and outdoor covered spaces for just $15 for SPB residents and $17.50 for non-residents. There is no entrance fee for shoppers. Sales at the Community Center have up to 50 sellers all in one place and are usually frequented by nearly 500 shoppers. Registration is going on now and continues until all spaces or to reserve your spot. St. Pete Shell Club to Meet The St. Petersburg Shell Club will the Seminole Recreation Center, (2nd N. in Seminole. Meet and greet starts at 6:30 p.m. This months program entitled The Effect of Tides on Marine Animals will be presented by Bob Lipe, noted author and recognized shells. There will also be show and tell opportunities, shell displays and an educational segment. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings with programs pertaining to shell collecting, marine conservation and the beauty of sea shells. There is no charge and plenty of free parking. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-867-6861 or visit www.stpeteshellclub.org. Art Cruise Update during Art Walk may have searched the water looking for the sunset cruise boat. The return of the Gulfport Art Walk Cruise wont happen at least Ciega Bay cruise was canceled on Aug. 5 because not enough people signed up for the cruise in advance. At least 30 people need to sign up for the Island Time to set sail. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 day of the cruise. Tickets must be purchased before arriving at the boat. Tickets may be purchased at The Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd. and both in Gulfport or Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, 4737 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Boarding begins 7 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Cash bar on board (sorry no BYOB). The cruise departs from the in Gulfport. There is plenty of free parking in downtown Gulfport, on the beach, near the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. as well as at the Gulfport Marina. The Gulfport Trolley from the Gulfport Casino to the Gulfport Marina provides free transportation at 6:30 p.m. and the Gulfport Trolley go to: http:// www.mygulfport.us/Trolley/index. html. Call Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center at 727-360-7411 or email info@DolphinLandings.com with any questions.
36 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntKids and the Dentist cavities. She blamed herself. Her 11-year-old son never has had a cavity. Both kids have about the same dental issues -a love of sweets and a haphazard attitude about brushing their teeth. So why were their cavity counts so different? Cathy needed to learn more about dental health. Once her daughter loses her baby teeth, theyll have a fresh start with her permanent teeth. Besides, she doesnt want dental bills eating into It turns out that genetics play a major role. The hardness of the enamel and even the shape of teeth are inherited. Her daughters molars have very deep grooves on the tops, and food gets trapped where even a toothbrush cannot reach. But a childs gene pool doesnt tell the whole story. However, kids do need to actually breast milk, so nursing babies may drinking water. Babies on formula expert advice is important because Talk to your pediatrician about this. Obviously, what we eat has a major effect on our teeth. Anything sticky is bad -even raisins. Chewable medicines arent recommended, either. Even what kids drink plays a part in the health of their teeth. A study reported in Time magazine found that some sports drinks, because of their acidic mix, damage tooth enamel up to 11 times more than soda pop. Sipping sports drinks is like giving your teeth an ongoing acid bath. A better choice is milk because it helps build healthy teeth, as well as bones. Children should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Using an anti-cavity rinse before bed can help, too. Keeping the lid on dental bills means procedures are costly even if you have dental insurance. Practice the savvy dental shoppers mantra and get a second opinion. Getting that second opinion has spared several readers from root canals and gum surgery, with no ill effects. One reader shared that his orthodontist wanted to start treatment immediately whereas another recommended waiting and watching for a year, at no charge. Each had a totally different treatment plan, too. Guess which one cost more? After doing your research, you can stick with the same dental professionals for years. You may actually save money because there is more competition. Paying cash upfront for dental pain and then its over, provided you can swing it. Dental care is not optional, but going into debt is. The best option is to plan ahead by saving a little every month. Cash on hand makes it a lot easier to book those dental appointments.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 37 Promises, Promises, PromisesOne of the nicest compliments anyone with whom I was not sleeping ever paid me was many I realize that fails to rank with the most beautiful woman Ive ever known in real life, smartest person under par, it thrilled me to no end. I think less of people who dont keep their word, so you can see where this compliment made me smile. If youve ever known anyone who will promise you the world but cannot seem to deliver, you may feel as I do that people who do stand behind their word are golden. How frustrating, then, it must be to sit on an elected board, because you must count on a lot of other people to help you keep your word. I am talking primarily about Gulfport, its budget, and, ultimately, whether or not the city should outsource its dispatch. I believe that keep dispatch, but its not just about money. The issue goes deeper than council has the support of staff to help the council do what it promises. Anyone who sat through budget workshops heard some pretty solid and creative ideas about keeping Gulfport from going broke. Jennifer Salmon, Barbara Banno and Sam Henderson all showed up at the table with ways to bring in more money without adding to the residents attend the daytime budget sessions or grew frustrated by the Teddy Ruxpin technology that passes for web streaming (dont get me on the citys web site, allow to me to share some of the ideas I heard: Councilwoman Salmon questioned why groups like the Chamber and Merchants dont pay the costs the city incurs on their behalf during special events. Currently the city spends over $100,000 on non-city events for which it does not get reimbursed. The councilwomans questions and implied suggestions place the events on business organizations rather than the taxpayer. I see no sign of this happening. Councilman Henderson talked about parking meters by the beach and charging for shelter pavilion rentals. Since this capitalizes on an asset Gulfports largely ignored in the past, its waterfront, in all likelihood this wont happen either. As Ive mentioned, Gulfport doesnt seem to know it has a waterfront. Thinking along the same lines, Id like to note, resident Al Davis handed out a memo to council suggesting the citys kayak launch install an honor box for ramp fees (Mr. Davis is undergoing medical treatment this, the mayor didnt direct anyone to read Mr. Davis prepared memo at the meeting. If you want to see what Mr. Davis would have said had he been medically able, read this online and look for the link). Councilwoman Banno seems to share councilman Hendersons wacky notion that the city should make money off being on the water. She suggested improvements to the marina, including increasing dry storage. Has it shown up in any further budget discussions? Ill let you guess. Now, of course, vice mayor David Hastings pointed out that instead of raising the water and sewer rates by 10%, the city could raise it by 20% and fund dispatch. Perhaps others would have met this suggestion more warmly had someone explained in bureaucrat that this wasnt an increase on the entire bill and would cost the average home about $4.60. Maybe Im being too hard on city staff. After all, any one of the councilmembers can speak up and ask the city manager to include these far no one has. So, you see, it isnt about whether the sheriffs dispatchers will offer whether or not the council will keep its word to the residents. During elections they promised to keep Gulfports character while bringing new direction to the city. To many residents, Gulfports character hinges on its sense of community, and trading in-house services for countywide ones over which the city has no control threatens that community. It shouldnt come to that, though, and this column isnt supposed to be about why its ridiculously shortsighted to eliminate dispatch. Its about not turning away money that the city could, relatively easily, make so it never has to make tough choices like this one. Every idea I heard, from parking meters to making the chamber pay for the police who staff their events, is worth exploring before the city gives up control over to help you. Thats what Councilman Henderson was saying when he asked for another year: lets give these ideas a shot and see if Gulfports in a better place next year. As for me, I bet councils ideas would work, but we will never know because I see no evidence that the council will get to implement those ideas. If thats them deal with their own conscience. I just hope everyone up there realizes that voters have long memories and broken promises stay broken. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com or comment on this column at theGabber.com.
38 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com The Time Has ComeWhat this country needs is Responsibility. Weve been on a governmentresponsibility-to-the-individual kick far with it, too. In fact, I think weve graduated and might even have a Ph.D. in how to take care of and reduce the responsibility of our citizens. So far, we offer free education through high school, provide food, clothing, housing, some transportation, college education. That started out as being only for the needy. Its expanded past that (though everyone is needy in one way or another) and into ever higher income brackets. We all, at one time raises the cost of the free stuff, so more and more become needy. But I digress. We even have organizations within the government institutions that promote these assists. The administration, for instance, is bragging that the 11 million people (or is it 14 million?) receiving food stamps is a victory for the program that makes sure everyone who is entitled gets the stamps. Thats an assistance for the assistance program. The latest assist, I read, is providing free cell phones with 250 free minutes to whomever needs them within the needy category. Reportedly, its a bit out of control because some people are using false addresses to get the phones, then selling them. Well, thats people being people clever, innovative, resourceful. Which helps to make my point. We need to put as much effort into an Individual Responsibility movement as we do into the Individual Dependency movement. It does appear that many assistance or dependent people are quite resourceful. In fact, I know one woman who spent a great deal of time on assistance and can work her way through the computerized machine. She had to do a bit of juking and dodging when she failed to report that she had a job and was being paid under the table. The is what got her on the road to regular employment. Again, my point. Many people are more resourceful than given credit for. We need to cultivate and even reward that behavior, legally, of Responsibility. It needs to start in kindergarten with examples of people who have gone from nothing to something and why and how they did it. Both carrots and sticks can be used liberally. We can even reward the welfare dispensers for not putting people on the dole. That might be a bit harsh, but dependency needs to be discouraged, not encouraged so that assistance, which is often necessary, doesnt turn to dependency. We could, also, have special Individual Responsibility awards and rewards. I see such a movement moving into every layer and venue in our country. The time has come. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber August 25 August 31, 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 Barry Karaoke Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6-9pm Pizza Available Every Day 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. table) $10 if we supply table, $15 inside and we supply the table. Sell your own stuff! You may donate any unsold goods for our Penny Auction to be held October 11th. We do need donations for the Auction but we dont accept clothes or shoes. We are still collecting items to be sent to our soldiers and school supplies. Members need to renew their 2012 dues now. Be an early bird come to your free dinner! cook $4. Come, eat, enjoy! theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.
40 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Add a Pergola Dear Pat: My children and I like to spend time on the patio, but it gets hot in the sun. What type of attractive cover can I build myself to shade it? I still want some indirect light to come through the cover. -Paula N. Dear Paula: After 30 minutes or so in the intense sun, you may begin to feel and look like a lobster being cooked. What is even worse, the direct sun on the patio pavers or concrete also reradiates the heat upward on you. There are inexpensive covers, umbrellas and shades you can get, but building a pergola over the patio with a sunscreen roof should be just what you are looking for. It is not yourself skills, and it can be very attractive. The basic design concept is a roof supported by four corner posts. Use 4x4 inch posts because they are light enough to handle without too much straining. To enhance the appearance of your pergola, wrap the post with three-quarter inch cedar lumber. Larger posts look better, although the 4x4 posts have plenty of structural strength to support the roof. Before you attach the cedar trim, nail furring 2x4 blocks at the top, middle and bottom of the posts. When covered with cedar, the posts will appear to be about 7 inches square. True seven-inch beams would be too heavy for you to handle. The roof is covered with sun-control screening. This is a heavy nonmetallic screen that is designed to block much of the direct sun. It is often used over windows, and there are several available. If you have a problem Phifer Wire (800) 874-3007. Build the roof frame using 2x8 lumber for the beams. Double the beams (side-by-side) in the long direction for strength and for a better appearance. These will be strong enough to support the roof without any intermediate posts. Use 2x6 or 2x8 stringers across the roof spaced 2 feet apart. They should be long enough to overhang the roof beams by about 1 foot. To jazz up the pergola, use a small jig saw to cut decorative scallops on the ends of each stringer. Make a cardboard template for the scallop contour, and mark it on each stringer for consistency. Toenail the stingers in place on the roof. the stringers and reach across between the roof beams. Standard decking lumber is good to use for the screen frame, but 2x4s also work well. Use galvanized decking screws to assemble it. Sun-control screening a problem keeping it taut as you staple it to the wood screen frame. Nail screen cleats to the sides of the stringers. Use 1-inch lumber to make the cleats. The screen frames will rest on these cleats. Screw the frames to the stringers so you can remove them to repair the screens if ever needed. Only a few screws are needed to hold the screens in place between the with cedar fascia, and begin to enjoy your cooler patio in style. Tools and materials required: circular saw, hammer, screwdriver, handsaw, staple gun, tape measure, jig saw, level, lumber, screening, drymix concrete, nails, screws, staples. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 41 Calling All Vendors and Eateries If you are a food vendor, craft vendor or local eatery interested in participating in Holy Name Churchs Oktoberfest 2011 send your contact information to abulmans@tampabay. rr.com or fax to 727-343-6420. In the subject line enter Oktoberfest 2011 and a reservation form with fees and details of the festival will be e-mailed will be stationed outdoors and the inside the Maria Center throughout the 4-day festival. Space is limited both outside and inside and will be basis. Reservation forms are also Most Holy Name Church at 5800 15 Avenue S. in Gulfport. The Oktoberfest fall festival has been an annual event in Gulfport for over 30 years and will be held October 20th through October 23rd. This is a fun weekend including rides, games, food, dancing and entertainment. Community Players to Hold Auditions The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for W. Somerset Maughams The Constant Wife on September 6th and 7th (Tuesday and Wednesday). Auditions will be held at the Players will begin at 7 p.m., but the Players advise you show up a little earlier form. The director for this production will be Olga Kruse, and for her cast she will need four females, ages 20s to 60s and four males, ages 30s to 60s. The Constant Wife is an unromantic English comedy written drawing room. Its a play that was way ahead of its time, championing a womans right to equality through The play will run from November 3rd through November 13th at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Come on out and try out for a part!
42 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 A Not-So-Random Act of Kindness You dont see Jimmy Oswain without his bike. He rides it to his job at Sweetbay, to sing karaoke at OMaddys, and to stop in city hall a few times a week. He takes a taxi cab to bowl at Ten Pin Lanes, but other than that, Jimmy and his bike are inseparable. He even rides it to the bank. Every payday he collects his check and copies of the grocery specials and takes them both to the Regions Bank on 58th Street. He deposits his check into the account he opened 18 years ago, makes sure his friends at the bank all have copies of the grocery store circular, and rides his bike home. Last year, the Gabber published an Everyday Hero feature story about Jimmy and how he looks out for his community. The employees at the bank, already impressed much they appreciated him. It started with that article yall did, Senior Teller Ray Kelly said. We were talking about Jimmy and we said, we need to give Jimmy a bike. Regions uses green beach cruiser bikes in their advertising, and while the bank may have the occasional bike to give away in a contest, the branches dont took almost a year. The employees at the branch pooled their own money about $150 to purchase the bike from Regions. South Pinellas bicycles on Gulfport Boulevard donated the labor to put the bike together. Almost every day for the past month, Jimmy stopped in to check on his bike. Once he was here and hed seen that it was here, he was here almost daily, Celia Della Noce, who owns the bike shop with her husband Dino, said. He was just excited. At least one of the bike shops other customers was just as excited as Jimmy about Jimmys bike. Teddy Kehoe customizes bikes and frequents the shop. He decided he wanted to help dress up Jimmys bike. He said, Is that Jimmys bike? and he bought him a light, Della Noce said. I just wanted to doll it up so it looked good for him. Its just my way of saying thanks. He does a lot. Its a small thing, and it was supposed to be Oktoberfest, and he never really signed up for anything but he always, always, always was helping. Every time I look up, hes helping somebody. Wednesday afternoon Jimmy left work early and rode his old bicycle to the bank, where a small crowd greeted him as a local celebrity. His tan cheeks blushed pink when the banks marketing manager told him, We appreciate you, Jimmy. Gulfport Detective Sergeant Rob Burkhart, a friend of Jimmys but also there on behalf of the city, smiled as Jimmy posed for photos with his bike and banker friends. What do you think, Jimmy? he asked after Jimmy tested out his new bike in the parking lot. Its OK, Jimmy said as he smiled and blushed a little more. Its OK.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 43 Carolyn Jacobs took the Gabber to Bensalem, PA outside of Philly visiting Charlotte & John Stelmaski and Joan McKenna, Town Shores residents Beat the Heat and Help the Animals Are you looking for something to do during the hot days of summer without spending a lot of money? Come to Bay Breeze Beauty Salon at 3117 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport and see their inexpensive selections mysteries. Their hardbound books start at a dollar. The paperback and others. At present they also have a selection of organic catnip pillows for purchase. All proceeds go to the local animal shelters, such as Pet Pal Animal Shelter. CTK Needs Shoes Clothes To Kids (CTK) has a huge need for young boys tennis shoes especially sizes 12 to size 8. Please help CTK improve the lives of lowincome, school children in Pinellas County by donating new or gently used boys tennis shoes. Too many children in our community are going to school with old shoes, much too small for their feet and with holes in them. Can you help protect their feet by donating to Clothes To Kids? CTK is currently providing full school wardrobes including shoes to 100 kindergarten through High School children per day. Help Clothes To Kids give each of these children a will wear with pride! New or gently used clothes and shoes To Kids two convenient locations. In and our new store in St. Pete at 3251 3rd Ave., N. Cash donations are always needed to purchase clothing in short supply and new underwear. Adult and youth volunteers are always needed especially in the new St. Pete Store. organization provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in more information, please call 4415050 or visit our website at www. ClothesToKids.org.
44 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 By Cathy Salustri All Joe Caruso wanted was a gazebo. Three years ago, he bought the Coconut Inn for $800,000. The Pass-a-Grille inn had 11 rooms and, by Carusos own admission, drug problems. He said the hotel was infested with drug dealers. He says he took an 80-year-old property, kicked out the drug dealers, and made it into a cozy 11-room inn. Just one problem: the Coconut Inn was never zoned as a hotel, making it something called a nonconforming use. This means that Caruso can still operate as a hotel, but he cant add on to the property. Caruso asked the city to change the zoning for his property to allow for the use. He applied for zoning as a Traditional Hotel District. This would have allowed the Coconut Inn to comply with city code. The city said no. He applied for a permit to build a gazebo. The city issued the permit but later revoked it when, city says, staff realized they had issued the permit in error, because the city cannot permit expanding buildings or adding new ones on lots that have nonconforming use. The city would have allowed Caruso to build the gazebo if guests at the inn wouldnt use it, Community Development Director Karl Holley told the Gabber. Its not against the zoning code for him to build anything, but its against the code for him to use it for a nonconforming use, Karl Holley, the citys director of community development told the Gabber. Because the gazebo would be used for hotel guests, it would qualify as a non-conforming use. Tuesday night Caruso plead once again with the commission to change the zoning so he could add his gazebo. In the past, neighbors expressed concern that by allowing a zoning change Caruso would be able to build a large hotel. He negotiated with area residents and attempted to compromise in a development agreement. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett told the commission she didnt think Caruso had made any concessions. The residents did this in good faiththey made concessions [and] it looks like the other side didnt move at all, Vice Mayor Bev Garnett said. What other side? What side are you on? Commissioner Al Halpern asked her. When pressed further, she said she spoke for the residents who came to her, not Caruso. Because the issue was a quasi-judicial hearing, city attorney Mike Davis reminded the commission that it should only consider things of evidentiary value, meaning that commissioners should not consider resident opinion as fact. Its not whether the neighbors like it or not, its whether they bring to you something with evidentiary value, city attorney Mike Davis said. Commissioner Jim Parent pointed out that, under the current zoning, Caruso or another owner could tear down the Inn and build a home with a larger footprint than the Coconut Inn. It doesnt seem to be served by building 28,000 square foot homes instead. I dont think people would like the outcome, he said. Commissioner Halpern wanted to approve the change as well. I have a hard time with this totally. The Traditional Hotel District was put out there to protect these hotels, these mom-and-pop hotels. Because these places are nonconforming properties, they cant get permits to do anything. I hate to think we cant save these hotels, and then I have to wonder what do we need the Traditional Hotel District for, Commissioner Halpern said. Only commissioners Halpern and Parent voted to allow the zoning change. Caruso says he bought the No Room at the (Coconut) InnWhat now for the Coconut Inn? Tuesday nights vote doesnt mean the Coconut Inn must close down. He can operate as he is forever, city manager Mike Boneld said. The only way Caruso could not operate the inn is if the inn closed for three months in a row or six months total in one year, according to city planner Catherine Hartley. In addition, Boneld says, while the city cannot permit expansions of any kind, Caruso can permits for repairs. Caruso could also rebuild. If the property is destroyed, he can rebuild as a hotel, Boneld said. Caruso couldnt build a larger hotel, but he could rebuild a smaller or equal sized inn. Caruso could also apply for a variance for the gazebo, something Boneld says Caruso could have done instead of requesting a zoning change. An artists rendering of a proposed gazebo at the Coconut Inn on Pass-A-Grille.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 45 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is Probate? Probate is a Court-supervised process which is normally required to wind up the personal and business affairs of someone who passes on. and gathering of a deceased persons assets, the payment of taxes, creditor distribution of the deceaseds assets Probate documents are generally is required to be paid to the Clerk of the Circuit Court to start the probate administration process. After a probate proceeding is initiated, a Circuit Court Judge is assigned to oversee the process. A Judge will, upon her/his approval, issue letters of administration which appoints a personal representative of the deceaseds estate. The Judge also resolves questions raised during the probate administration by reviewing hearings as necessary. Who has Preference to Serve as Personal Representative? If a deceased person had a valid last will and testament, the person who is designated in the will to serve as personal representative will have preference to be appointed by the Court to serve. In the event the deceased did not have a valid last will and testament, a surviving spouse will generally serve. In the alternative, a majority of the heirs may select someone to serve as personal representative for approval by the Court. 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. property thinking the Traditional Hotel District zoning would help him. He says he has owned the Sabal Palms Inn for 24 years and says he prides himself on beautifying the properties he buys. I love the business (of small lodging) so much. I have my heart and soul in it. I want these places to thrive, Caruso told the Gabber. He says the vice mayor is wrong and he has made concessions, including saying he would only build on the rear of the property if he was catastrophically damaged. I bought and old dump. It was literally a 15, 20 dollar a night too nice, and took business away from other hotels, Caruso said after the meeting. He also told the Gabber that one Coconut Inn neighbor who opposed the zoning change, Ron Holehouse, allegedly told people Caruso wanted to knock down the Coconut Inn and club, something Caruso says he cannot prove but he had no intention of doing. Holehouse serves as vice mayor Bev Garnetts appointee to the citys planning board. The city is currently investigating allegations that Holehouse is operating an illegal apartment. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. To read the resident-suggested development agreement the vice mayor referenced, please read this article online at theGabber.com.
46 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 8/12 Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for OfcerTomlinson Park. Animal Complaint4900 Blk 26th Ave. S. Open Door/Window5100 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Civil Matter4900 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Theft2900 Blk 59th St. S. Suspicious Circumstances2800 Blk Upton St. S. Suspicious Vehicle5100 Blk 31st St. S. Call for Ofcer5700 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5100 Blk 31st St. S. Suspicious Person1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Saturday 8/13 DUI Investigation5400 Blk 12th Ave. S. City County Code Violation1600 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Complaint2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer3000 Blk 49th St. S. Call for Ofcer5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Soliciting2800 Blk 45th St. S. Hit & Run6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise Complaint5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for OfcerPier. Domestic Verbal5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Civil Matter4600 Blk 26th Ave. S. Battery on Fireghter5400 Blk 15th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5300 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Drunk Driver2700 Blk 52nd St. S. Sunday 8/14 Domestic Verbal1500 Blk 52nd St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Reckless Driver2100 Blk 55th St. S. Soliciting5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer5100 Blk Pine Grove Terr. S. Disabled Vehicle5800 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary6000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Arrest on Warrant1400 Blk 59th St. S. Monday 8/15 DUI Investigation2200 Blk York St. S. Drunk Driver4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual1300 Blk 55th St. S. Theft5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Abandoned Vehicle5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5800 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal2200 Blk York St. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Trouble with Individual1400 Blk 59th St. S. Tuesday 8/16 Trespasser5600 Blk 30th Ave. S. Burglary5300 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft4900 Blk 18th Ave. S. Suspicious Person900 Blk 58th St. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Trouble with Individual2900 Blk 59th St. S. Wednesday 8/17 Trouble with Individual5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Animal Complaint1600 Blk 61st St. S. Animal Complaint5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer1200 Blk Gray St. S. Animal Complaint1500 Blk 58th St. S. Battery2900 Blk 57th St. S. Domestic Verbal1800 Blk York St. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Noise Complaint2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Thursday 8/18 Call for Ofcer1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Vehicle5800 Blk 11th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle1400 Blk York St. S. Suspicious Circumstances1600 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual2200 Blk York St. S. Domestic Verbal6100 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. W. Call for Ofcer1600 Blk 51st St. S. Domestic Verbal5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Trespasser5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious VehicleTomlinson Park. Suspicious Circumstances3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Suspicious CircumstancesTrail Spur. Special Crime Awareness Meeting The topic of the meeting will be the proposed outsourcing of our dispatch to the Sheriffs Department. This will be a brainstorming session. Call Ernie Stone aol.com.
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 47 Try your hand at SudokuGet Sober or Get Pulled Over The Gulfport Police department will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from Get Sober or Get Pulled Over. The problem of impaired driving is a serious one. Data from the a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit. The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities the 21-to-24 age group. Nearly a third of fatalities in motor vehicle motorcycle rider with a BAC above the legal limit, .08 an average of one fatality every 48 minutes. The crackdown will include law Washington, D.C., and many U.S. cities and towns. Violators often face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation. Driving impaired is simply not worth all the consequences. So dont take the chance. Remember, Get Sober or Get Pulled Over.
48 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Keep Gulfport Weird Mini-Triathlon! Mini-Triathlon will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, same 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. 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 but 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. element to this event, so if anyone is interested in volunteering, please call City of Gulfport Leisure Services mygulfport.us.Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members enjoyed the Beginning Day Luncheon hosted by Laureate Epsilon Nu on Saturday, August 20 at Banquet Masters. The theme was Olde Time Game Show. Members participated in a trivia game of show hosts and game shows of years ago. Those attending were Elaine Penner, Joyce Keller, Pam Puskas, Barbara Bofferding, Donna Smith, Val Rankin, Janet Taylor and Sharon Ingram. On Sunday, August 28, Laureate Epsilon Theta members will celebrate the new year at the home of Sharon Ingram for a Beginning Day Social at 1 p.m. Members will enjoy light refreshments and discuss plans for the coming year. contact, Sharon Ingram at 321Monday 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
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 49 Caregivers COMPANION/CAREGIVER AVAILABLEDays & Evenings, $9/Hr. Dependable, Caring Single Individual, Childless.References, Clean Background Check. Non-smoker. St. Petersburg/St. Pete Beach, Gulfport. 727-289-5996. CNA/COMPANIONNeed help with a loved one, household chores, errands, meals? Call me! Im reliable, patient, hard working, excellent references. Sharon, 727-902-8836. CHILD CARE IN MY HOME-in Gulfport. $125/ Week. Experienced. References. Call Maureen 727-831-7853. BABYSITTING SERVICES Daytime, After School Child Care. Background checks on all caregivers. Rent-A-Hand, 727-347-3424. Lic. 5842. Classes/Tutoring HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANING-Quality Work Every Time, Guaranteed! Special for 1st time Customers. Excellent References. Residential & Commercial. 10yrs. exp. Licensed & Insured. 727-254-1950 THE CLEANING LADYReliable and dependable. 16 years Exp. Weekly, bi-weeklyResidential, Move-outs. References available. Please Call 727-686-7277NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Cleaning, ChildCare, Pet/Plant Care. License #2557 References. Free Estimates. 727-898-2474. PROFESSIONAL CLEANINGDetailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. (2010 Angies List Super Service Award) We do Windows too. Licenced, Bonded, Insured. $15 Off First Time Cleaning. 727-7430701. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. FANTASTIC CLEANING SERVICE!Dependable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to Baseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen, 385-6895. Computer Service COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. Call Bob 727-656-0435. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac).SENIOR-FRIENDLY COMPUTER SERVICE In Your Home. Repair, Tutoring, Setup. Fair Rates, Reliable. Serving Gulfport, Pasadena, St. Petersburg, the Beaches, Phil Penrose 727-204-7288. Cycle/Scooter Repair Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Cleaning/Housekeeping BILL DURETT ELECTRIC$50 Service Call. Fuses to Breakers, Upgrades, Repairs, Ceil ing Fans, Room Additions. Licensed/Insured, EC13003067. 642-5706.
50 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 Handy Person MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. HOME REPAIRS BIG OR SMALL-Jobs. Many years of Experience. Free Estimates, Reasonable Rates on account of the Bad Economy. Call 727-644-6194. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-8044300. RX11066857. Electrical PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning
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52 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $13/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. JEFFS LAWN SERVICEMowing, Trimming, Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable rates, 727-341-0185EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting McCLELLAN PAINTING INC.-Residential Specialist. Interior/Exterior. Free Estimates. Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-5468034. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB SPECIALISTSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Miscellaneous Service SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Plumbing
Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 53 JOIN AN UNIQUE MEMBERSHIP CLUBThat generates big money by sharing food recipies. $65 one time cost. Sound interesting? 727-242-0998. JOB/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYOr work at home. Go to www.7gurenetworkerkit.com Also www.jawaune.com type in job opportunity work at home, web design. 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 LICENSED NAIL TECH-Needed For Established Day Spa in Tyrone Area. Room Rent $440/Mo. Some existing clientele. Call for Details 727-415-8137. PART TIME/FULL TIME-Property Maintenance and Landscaping. Experience a plus! Call Tony 639-2199. BAY AREA CARE-Needs Qualied HHA Aides for Live-in and Hourly Help. 1 year experience, non-smoking, background check, FL Drivers License, own car. 727-424-1979. RECREATION LEADER City of Gulfport. Immediate part-time position available for the Tot Time & VPK Program. Experience in child care with knowledge of licensing requirements and VPK. Minimum qualications include high school diploma or equivalency, Part 1 30-hour Introductory Child Care Training, Part 2 10Hour Preschool Appropriate Practices and Brain Research. CDA or equivalent preferred. Entry $10.057/hr. Background checks, ngerprint check, drug screening and physical will be conducted. Position open until lled. Applications accepted at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., E.O.E. Automotive 1983 YAMAHA VIRAGO 500-Excellent Condition. 33M. $1495. obo. RV Equipment. Basement Slide Tray $225. obo 50 amp 25ft. Ext. Cord. $50. obo 727-560-2508. 1991 CHEVY PICKUP-4WD, 2-Door Extended Cab, 8 Ft. Bed with Cap, New Transmission in 2003, New Motor in 2004, Runs Great! Rust & Damage to Interior. $1500. 330-383-1191. 1992 FORD CROWN VICTORIA-LX. Black, 81,780 Miles, Good MPG & Condition. $1800. 727-360-0616 or 727-483-0341. 2002 FORD E150-Econoline Conversion Van. Only one owner. 43,000 miles. Rear A/C, Bed & TV inside, radio and game hookups. Must See! Luxury Galore! $6500. If interested call Pat, 727-418-8442. 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 BUICK CENTURY 1998-Low Mileage, 94,555. Car Excellent Condition. One Owner. Fully Detailed & Serviced. New Battery, AC Service & Engine. Kelleys Blue Book $3,950-$3,650. Asking $3,250 as is. 727-347-2921. Furniture/Appliances POWER LIFT RECLINER-Rarely used. Minor fabric damage, $800 New, sell $100. Side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Kitchen Aid. $350. obo 727-347-7785. CADILLAC OF WASHERS-Beautiful, new. (Washes, rinses, dries) in the same machine!! Made in Canada. 347-2225. WHITE SIDE-BY-SIDE-Refrigerator. Amana. $150. 727-290-6639. EARLY AMERICAN FLORAL COUCHw/ Chair, $150. Queen Bed, $100. Microwave, $20. 2 Dressers w/Mirrors, $10 Each. 727381-4826. General HOUSEHOLD GOOD STUFFTools, furniture, luggage, golf clubs, batting machine, printer, collectibles, A/C window unit, classical records, DVDs. And womans clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry-Cheap! 565-8717 for appt.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. RASCAL SCOOTER-$450, Jet 3 motorized scooter, $400, Both have brand new batteries. Excellent condition. Wheelchair, like new. $75. Oxygen concentrater, $400. 3 in 1 bedside commode. Nebulizers, oxygen holders, tubing, & misc. medical supplies. Karaoke machine, $80. Karaoke discs too! Portable T.V. VCR/ DVD and photo CD player. New. $80. Two computers, Compaq and Toshiba. $80 each. Call Pat at 727-418-8442. HANDICAPPED SCOOTER RASCALL 305Excellent Condition. $425 o.b.o. Double Wide 1BR Mobile Home, W/D, New C/H/A, $15,000. o.b.o. 727-459-5944. Musical Instruments MARSHALL & WENDELL UPRIGHT PIANOVery Good Condition. Moving. Must sell. 727384-2043. Wanted OLD AUDIO-Old Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. LOOKING FOR LADIES BICYCLEAt reasonable price. 727-321-5305. Yard/Garage Sale 5226 GULFPORT BLVDFriday & Sat. 9:30a.m.-3p.m. Small Furniture, Costume Jewelry, household, Cds & albums. Large variety misc. items, tools, Childrens Clothes. 3050 57TH ST. S.-Saturday 8/27. 7:00am2:00pm. Summer Clean Out. Everything Must Go! SATURDAY 8-1 6374 21ST AVE. N.Kyoto China Regina, Stained Glass Door Insert, Art Books, Misc. Books, Area Rugs, StagHorns, Hot Wheels, Star War Figures in Boxes, Complete list email email@example.com 805 59TH ST S.-Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. No early birds. Business Opportunity GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. CLASSIC 1996 JAGUAR 4-DOORExcellent Condition, Runs Great, $3595. Must See! 727744-8842. Automotive General
54 Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 FOUND NEAR GULFPORT-Elementary. Small brown & black dog (female). 1-2 yrs. old. Call to Identify 727-384-4413. Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. 4M.D.D. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-and Library. 1BR $550/Mo. 2BR $725/Mo. plus Electric, Deposit. Water, Cable Included. Pets Negotiable. 727321-8582. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1&2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. 727-410-4209. 2401 QUINCY St. S.2BR/1BA, Large FR, Could be 3rd BR, C/H/A, Carport, New Carpet in BRs. $725/Mo. 727-365-9390. ST PETE BEACH STUDIO DUPLEXAloha Paradise, $595/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Painted, Porch, Flowers-Fruits. Great Location. (69th Ave./Sunset Way). Near Beach, Shops, Parking, Free Rides.727-614-2880 Anytime. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 5139 13TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Gulfport House. Freshly Painted, Quiet Neighborhood, Central Air, Ceramic Tile, Carport, Large Fenced Yard, Washer/Dryer Hook-up. $750/Mo, No Section 8. Small Pet Ok. Smoke Free 727-418-2242. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT-Private Entrance/Bath. Walk to Library, Beach and Busline. Electric, Water, Cable & WiFi Included. $115/Wkly. 727-385-3654. SEASONAL RENTAL-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, $180/wkly. plus $250 Deposit. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727-321-5146. EXTRA CLEAN SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Smokeless. Reserved Parking 727360-4054. 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. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need Handyman & Housekeeper, possible live-in. 727289-3588. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Starting at $500/ mo. Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Call Rick 727-418-0086. EFFICIENCIES-Weekly, start $155/wk. Utilities included. Near 54th Ave. N. & 28th St. N. St. Pete. 727-521-1010. FIVE TOWNS 1500SQFT.Updated 2BR/ 2BA Pond View. Corner Unit in 55+. Screened Balcony, Large Utility/Storage room, Washer/Dryer, Covered Parking. Planned Activities. Lovely Grounds to Stroll. Close to Shopping, Restaurants. 1 Small pet Ok. Yearly/Long Term Preferred. $895/Mo. Gas, Water, Cable Included. 727-347-6030 or 727-4206827. TWO WEEKS FREE!-With Approved Credit. Nice 1Br/1BA Condo 4250 37th St. S., New Carpet and Heat/AC. Very Clean. $600/Mo. Available Now, 727-492-9065. 5924 5TH AVE N.-Large 1BR/1BA plus Family Room. Ground oor, C/H/A, Basic Cable, Microwave, Free Parking. $545/Mo. No Pets/ No Smoking 727-224-8731. 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. TWO WEEKS FREE!-With approved credit. 3542 41st Ave. S.55+ Condo, Gated Community, 1BR/1BA, 1st. Floor. $700/Mo. Heated Pool, Tennis, Pets Ok. 727-492-9065.CUTE 1/BR APT.4162 1/2 3rd Ave. S. Newly Renovated. Huge Storage included. Pets/Section 8 Ok. $425/Mo. plus $425/Security 818-368-0809. SPB UNFURNISHED 1BR APT. Close to Shopping, 2 Blocks to Beach. Very Clean, All Tile. $675/Mo. 1st/Last/Security. Small pets possible. Call 727-252-8656. NEED CLEAN RESPONSIBLE-Tenant for 2BR/1BA, Utility/Storage, CHA, Ceiling Fans. 5129 Tangerine Ave. S. $790/Mo. Call 3439595. GULFPORT-Newly Renovated Beautiful Condo on Bayou. Walk to Beach. 1st oor. 55+, No Pets. $750/Mo. References Required. 352596-0912. Available 10/1. CLOSE TO STETSON-3BR/2BA/1CG, $10250/Mo. 1BR, So. Pasadena, $610/mo. Water included. 727-345-7036. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $795 & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. GULFPORT, 2001 55TH ST. S.-Large 2/1, Living, Dining, & Bonus Room. Garage with W/D Hookup. $900/Mo. + $450/Security. 727-7425140. ST. PETE BEACH-2BR/2BA/1CG, Cottage. Complete Remodel, Water included, $995/mo. Also extra large efciency (near Corey Ave). $610/Mo. Water Included. 727-7369200. 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 now. TOWN SHORES 55+-1BR/1BA/Den Condo. Small pets ok. Waterfront view. $725/mo., Will consider sale. 727-560-8166. Furnished Rentals ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA CONDOFor Sale or Rent. 1 Block from Beach. Newly Remodeled kitchen/bath. 727-410-4209. SHARE MY GULFPORT AREA HOME-Your Own Private, Furnished Bedroom. W/D Access, Parking. $120/Wk. $120/Deposit. Due 1st Week before Move-In. Female Only. 727480-4274. LARGE 1 & 2 BEDROOM-Mobile Homes. Furnished, Excellent Area, Very Safe, $500/ Mo. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599. $125.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. Happy Talk Lost & Found GREAT WATERFRONT VIEW!Bay Island, S. Pasadena 55+, Swimming Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis Courts, 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished. $725/ Mo. Annual 727-729-9553. 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Gabber August 25 August 31, 2011 55 TYRONE AREA Great Room on Busline. Near Colleges & Hospital. Private Bathroom, Shared Entrance, Fridge, Microwave. Share Laundry. $450/Mo. Background Check, No Smoking. firstname.lastname@example.org 727-381-8821. UPSTAIRS LARGE BDRS Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. 727-434-0424. 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 Real Estate for Sale TOWN SHORES BEAUTY 55+ Waterfront Community. 2/2 with gorgeous remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Splendid water view of Boca Ciega Bay from 5th oor. 1,450SF. $199,900. Call LUBIN TEAM REALTY, 727410-5707 or 727-410-5696. JRS TOWN SHORES PICKSBuckingham #307, 2/2, $170,000. Nottingham #214, 2/2, $115,000. Windsor #509, 1BR/1.5BA, $130,000. Bill Sampson, Jr. BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-776-7280. BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIEWS-over the Intracoastal waters. 1BR/1.5BA condo on Isla Del Sol. www.6357bahia.com, $134,900. Cindy 727-342-3800. 2401 59TH ST.SO2Br./1.5Ba., garage, CHA, New carpet, paint. Screend Porch. Storage. Must See. Linda CooleySail Away Realty. 727-492-7917. Accommodations to Share Commercial Properties Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Commercial Properties for Sale
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